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Egon Spengler Personality Statistics

Egon Spengler is a character from Ghostbusters. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
scientific (not artistic)95.038.340
knowledgeable (not ignorant)94.7169.444
high IQ (not low IQ)92.811411.225
high-tech (not low-tech)92.42810.434
bookish (not sporty)92.3559.936
civilized (not barbaric)90.45212.536
intellectual (not physical)90.37410.944
nerd (not jock)90.012815.430
genius (not dunce)89.27113.430
🧠 (not 💪)89.29719.547
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)88.22818.150
egalitarian (not racist)87.619413.227
workaholic (not slacker)87.225513.232
analysis (not common sense)86.82417.026
loyal (not traitorous)86.636414.928
valedictorian (not drop out)86.419222.246
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.011616.036
logical (not emotional)85.54021.437
mature (not juvenile)85.311911.829
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)85.310710.919
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.65517.937
technophile (not luddite)84.26019.520
🧐 (not 😎)84.13316.042
diligent (not lazy)84.058121.042
rational (not whimsical)83.99320.939
studious (not goof-off)83.726923.236
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.316421.235
works hard (not plays hard)83.319821.034
factual (not exaggerating)83.37221.258
motivated (not unmotivated)82.862614.021
driven (not unambitious)82.754218.349
human (not animalistic)82.622220.031
scholarly (not crafty)82.65024.223
methodical (not astonishing)82.57616.736
heroic (not villainous)82.138815.941
tall (not short)81.914421.036
confidential (not gossiping)81.728616.438
perceptive (not unobservant)81.647822.724
tense (not relaxed)81.533013.231
dorky (not cool)81.58321.241
frank (not sugarcoated)81.427224.213
thinker (not doer)81.32617.634
one-faced (not two-faced)81.225123.332
white knight (not bad boy)81.218222.026
overachiever (not underachiever)81.141817.629
proper (not scandalous)81.110618.946
consistent (not variable)80.98118.928
on-time (not tardy)80.836224.749
persistent (not quitter)80.587121.632
factual (not poetic)80.411923.635
cautious (not impulsive)80.311712.029
mild (not spicy)80.35921.641
guarded (not open)80.236916.225
clean (not perverted)80.131219.422
literal (not metaphorical)80.06123.932
specialist (not generalist)80.08022.839
resourceful (not helpless)79.757226.630
wise (not foolish)79.618821.040
reasoned (not instinctual)79.54622.534
master (not apprentice)79.340226.925
no-nonsense (not dramatic)79.29523.242
rock (not rap)79.229317.323
sober (not indulgent)79.05222.832
competent (not incompetent)79.058925.223
👽 (not 🤡)79.07419.641
realist (not idealist)78.711223.133
🎨 (not 🏀)78.737716.634
curious (not apathetic)78.722725.540
gatherer (not hunter)78.414619.832
work-first (not family-first)78.225422.739
precise (not vague)78.126926.237
legit (not scrub)77.837622.827
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)77.811418.424
vintage (not trendy)77.836519.351
orderly (not chaotic)77.626120.731
direct (not roundabout)77.636020.832
pacifist (not ferocious)77.69616.336
serious (not playful)77.338222.338
treasure (not trash)77.363824.333
formal (not intimate)77.216527.331
private (not gregarious)77.125621.833
sensible (not ludicrous)77.122820.635
modest (not flamboyant)77.020121.141
self-disciplined (not disorganized)77.060423.523
conspiracist (not sheeple)77.023816.728
tactful (not indiscreet)77.018722.623
believable (not poorly-written)77.046621.829
alert (not oblivious)76.842324.632
pure (not debased)76.721515.429
🤔 (not 🤫)76.65024.343
devoted (not unfaithful)76.680217.520
refined (not rugged)76.528420.227
enlightened (not lost)76.511221.134
pointed (not random)76.252225.544
mathematical (not literary)76.29624.740
introspective (not not introspective)76.121222.426
weird (not normal)76.131417.036
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.921419.334
respectful (not rude)75.738420.432
tight (not loose)75.634923.239
skeptical (not spiritual)75.545725.840
go-getter (not slugabed)75.467825.836
chaste (not lustful)75.28722.425
interested (not bored)74.837429.240
atheist (not theist)74.528529.431
dry (not moist)74.512822.537
angelic (not demonic)74.232821.131
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.254624.135
utilitarian (not decorative)74.128025.639
hoarder (not unprepared)74.117318.133
washed (not muddy)74.035525.822
cynical (not gullible)73.942213.417
frugal (not lavish)73.921221.827
pro (not noob)73.767721.738
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.715420.135
OCD (not ADHD)73.637624.753
gamer (not non-gamer)73.316830.641
unemotional (not emotional)73.29523.918
vegan (not cannibal)73.126725.041
complicated (not simple)73.149727.820
important (not irrelevant)73.085319.328
presidential (not folksy)73.031721.025
sage (not whippersnapper)73.012022.127
introvert (not extrovert)72.719527.327
tame (not wild)72.717821.734
monochrome (not multicolored)72.522924.538
patriotic (not unpatriotic)72.542415.528
asexual (not sexual)72.513625.127
realistic (not ambitious)72.59424.524
strict (not lenient)72.438619.236
wholesome (not salacious)72.439827.533
rigid (not flexible)72.331619.725
awkward (not charming)72.217823.339
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.221123.032
prudish (not flirtatious)72.217618.520
nurturing (not poisonous)72.050718.532
paranoid (not naive)72.029618.126
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.923629.127
winter (not summer)71.929428.421
deep (not shallow)71.942325.721
protagonist (not antagonist)71.966226.829
thin (not thick)71.832022.937
classical (not avant-garde)71.827125.830
involved (not remote)71.452829.230
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.427726.831
fresh (not stinky)71.464321.636
libertarian (not socialist)71.412126.127
objective (not subjective)71.47329.644
realistic (not fantastical)71.440030.862
practical (not imaginative)71.347330.830
industrial (not domestic)71.318625.529
kind (not cruel)71.175621.630
reclusive (not social)71.126920.034
serious (not bold)70.919821.029
linear (not circular)70.810330.133
well behaved (not mischievous)70.827524.132
frenzied (not sleepy)70.867522.829
forgiving (not vengeful)70.535425.926
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.59324.430
opinionated (not jealous)70.565830.023
sheriff (not outlaw)70.336924.141
off-key (not musical)70.323924.231
contrarian (not yes-man)70.239424.922
equitable (not hypocritical)70.230330.233
quiet (not loud)70.132222.838
careful (not brave)70.115323.642
healthy (not sickly)70.070024.641
🤐 (not 😜)69.933027.543
monotone (not expressive)69.715424.924
arcane (not mainstream)69.533927.934
gloomy (not sunny)69.445719.736
cultured (not rustic)69.347328.824
earth (not air)69.241925.331
politically correct (not edgy)69.125222.233
statist (not anarchist)68.929526.522
preppy (not punk rock)68.957724.237
opinionated (not neutral)68.9105127.144
honorable (not cunning)68.848530.737
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)68.742332.343
indie (not pop)68.649525.624
reserved (not chatty)68.341023.438
historical (not modern)68.235228.730
😇 (not 😈)68.245121.537
metrosexual (not macho)68.245522.230
loveable (not punchable)68.256825.036
chortling (not giggling)68.248821.031
pensive (not serene)68.262428.240
neat (not messy)68.166028.327
intense (not lighthearted)68.171822.135
coordinated (not clumsy)68.076632.230
urban (not rural)68.071330.441
gendered (not androgynous)67.9113327.330
active (not slothful)67.8101324.123
trusting (not charming)67.719724.730
official (not backdoor)67.728528.536
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.426833.029
privileged (not oppressed)67.472723.642
open-minded (not close-minded)67.350327.837
altruistic (not selfish)67.055221.434
🤖 (not 👻)67.027629.337
extraordinary (not mundane)66.972629.823
🥴 (not 🥳)66.736824.232
fixable (not unfixable)66.746326.222
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.783633.330
first-mate (not captain)66.650629.932
tasteful (not lewd)66.563323.331
open to new experinces (not uncreative)66.381432.028
reasonable (not deranged)66.358233.037
🌟 (not 💩)66.193726.046
🐿 (not 🦇)65.954227.836
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.951131.930
thrifty (not extravagant)65.841525.125
monastic (not hedonist)65.715526.727
cheesy (not chic)65.746426.816
stoic (not expressive)65.632331.238
profound (not ironic)65.626027.231
eloquent (not unpolished)65.570729.932
prestigious (not disreputable)65.564625.823
good-humored (not angry)65.456620.930
obsessed (not aloof)65.359326.746
high standards (not desperate)65.263829.739
interesting (not tiresome)65.182625.229
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.943230.116
shy (not playful)64.816223.837
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.843423.629
experimental (not reliable)64.840227.928
vanilla (not kinky)64.745024.925
deep (not epic)64.724526.646
never cries (not often crying)64.661928.919
English (not German)64.6114731.835
businesslike (not chivalrous)64.647425.533
compersive (not jealous)64.240527.330
prideful (not envious)64.291522.966
picky (not always down)64.253024.617
masculine (not feminine)64.078722.129
emancipated (not enslaved)64.075425.032
fast (not slow)63.985727.327
resolute (not wavering)63.880629.729
tailor (not blacksmith)63.870129.235
💝 (not 💔)63.747726.033
wooden (not plastic)63.678828.431
manicured (not scruffy)63.584528.531
attentive (not interrupting)63.452129.160
straight (not queer)63.3105929.335
shy (not bold)63.113425.139
awkward (not suspicious)63.130828.632
repetitive (not varied)63.051926.840
😀 (not 😭)63.044424.343
ranged (not melee)63.035628.130
water (not fire)63.034627.238
obedient (not rebellious)62.839026.931
innocent (not jaded)62.727926.223
impartial (not biased)62.67927.729
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')62.67931.428
concrete (not abstract)62.559731.932
child free (not pronatalist)62.472932.331
🐮 (not 🐷)62.346120.836
straightforward (not cryptic)62.283532.238
theoretical (not empirical)62.213329.729
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.1108928.039
😊 (not 🤣)62.173526.739
hurried (not leisurely)62.057328.224
feminist (not sexist)62.090519.032
bright (not depressed)61.752729.932
slovenly (not stylish)61.633822.246
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.340729.523
overprepared (not efficient)61.314035.939
sorrowful (not cheery)61.273821.043
sheltered (not street-smart)61.238930.434
complimentary (not insulting)61.265731.527
giving (not receiving)61.279028.130
Greek (not Roman)61.020528.925
beautiful (not ugly)60.8118127.334
🥾 (not 👟)60.851735.231
attractive (not repulsive)60.5107525.142
cold (not warm)60.454622.230
soulful (not soulless)60.4109729.929
Italian (not Swedish)60.358129.121
🎩 (not 🧢)60.168134.349
smooth (not rough)60.056826.638
pretentious (not unassuming)60.070328.127
🤺 (not 🏌)60.0101530.330
distant (not touchy-feely)60.068732.219
🧕 (not 💃)59.927528.437
sweet (not bitter)59.863226.141
independent (not codependent)59.888432.033
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.839325.530
anxious (not calm)59.678028.336
permanent (not transient)59.664031.824
miserable (not joyful)59.677523.434
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.648725.151
poor (not rich)59.547319.024
disarming (not creepy)59.5102225.133
French (not Russian)59.572531.427
🥶 (not 🥵)59.542928.725
freak (not normie)59.569526.837
outsider (not insider)59.461631.835
stable (not moody)59.331930.743
📈 (not 📉)59.387031.629
zany (not regular)59.273729.628
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.085427.037
night owl (not morning lark)58.982331.530
sane (not crazy)58.958628.935
secretive (not open-book)58.990127.338
centrist (not radical)58.940533.022
cat person (not dog person)58.858329.825
beta (not alpha)58.646926.639
resigned (not resistant)58.510721.439
self-assured (not self-conscious)58.598729.937
lover (not fighter)58.462927.232
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.378731.821
tautology (not oxymoron)58.319628.523
decisive (not hesitant)58.0104429.430
gracious (not feisty)58.030129.434
existentialist (not nihilist)58.086131.424
cooperative (not competitive)57.945632.227
devout (not heathen)57.969331.434
generous (not stingy)57.787622.232
demure (not vain)57.661526.034
passive (not assertive)57.629928.333
flower child (not goth)57.690528.321
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.443029.323
sad (not happy)57.387016.325
judgemental (not accepting)57.372626.543
subdued (not exuberant)57.246330.941
demanding (not unchallenging)56.6121631.027
machiavellian (not transparent)56.666930.517
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.550829.024
🦒 (not 🐐)56.525533.545
quirky (not predictable)56.567533.522
old (not young)56.455020.332
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.396228.837
submissive (not dominant)56.145623.736
patient (not impatient)56.148427.332
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.187932.720
hard (not soft)56.082625.323
dispassionate (not romantic)55.936526.445
stubborn (not accommodating)55.8118928.437
confident (not insecure)55.6108627.547
builder (not explorer)55.666131.731
traumatized (not flourishing)55.5100426.835
🐒 (not 🐩)55.464130.430
humble (not arrogant)55.362527.132
sturdy (not flimsy)55.2108529.731
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.990028.936
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.885833.446
twitchy (not still)54.892732.435
bossy (not meek)54.4113224.832
unorthodox (not traditional)54.485935.124
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)54.170832.535
🐘 (not 🐀)54.073129.737
philosophical (not real)53.839834.234
🤠 (not 🤑)53.895925.439
suspicious (not trusting)53.788329.922
political (not nonpolitical)53.788832.727
grateful (not entitled)53.774433.123
unlucky (not fortunate)53.581424.232
armoured (not vulnerable)53.5100031.935
conservative (not liberal)53.451626.927
offended (not chill)53.491429.436
individualist (not communal)53.398334.324
geriatric (not vibrant)53.339327.639
moderate (not extreme)53.254329.036
glad (not mad)53.263720.825
bashful (not exhibitionist)53.147730.053
puny (not mighty)53.040629.641
quarrelsome (not warm)53.086727.329
creative (not conventional)52.986036.529
humorless (not funny)52.961728.440
haunted (not blissful)52.9113227.130
pack rat (not minimalist)52.763630.029
orange (not purple)52.677533.419
😬 (not 😏)52.662932.348
Coke (not Pepsi)52.681533.034
western (not eastern)52.5126332.325
🙃 (not 🥰)52.473928.928
hard (not soft)52.391531.529
deviant (not average)52.3102226.433
badass (not weakass)52.3123025.536
concise (not long-winded)51.883727.420
sensitive (not thick-skinned)51.673929.237
hipster (not basic)51.558129.131
everyman (not chosen one)51.571528.820
love-focused (not money-focused)51.5112628.515
🐴 (not 🦄)51.496032.541
rhythmic (not stuttering)51.4126328.632
low self esteem (not narcissistic)51.361828.226
authoritarian (not democratic)51.274026.925
dramatic (not comedic)51.2117229.760
💀 (not 🎃)51.288031.327
neurotypical (not autistic)51.0139833.924
🛌 (not 🧗)51.059133.044
worldly (not innocent)50.1121832.644
freelance (not corporate)50.998236.936
triggered (not trolling)50.9119527.737
genuine (not sarcastic)50.288729.236
psychopath (not empath)50.862823.531
queen (not princess)50.8106931.217
cocky (not timid)50.2126527.625
reactive (not proactive)50.896030.513

Similar characters

The similarity between two characters can be calculated by taking the correlation between the lists of their traits. This produces a value from +1 to -1. With +1 implying that every trait one character is high on the other one is high on too, to an equal degree. And, -1 implying that if a character is high on specific trait, the other one is low on it. The 10 most and least similar characters to Egon Spengler based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Amy Farrah Fowler (0.841)
  2. Dr. Chan Kaifang (0.833)
  3. Dr. Spencer Reid (0.83)
  4. Dr. Adrian Mallory (0.823)
  5. Rupert Giles (0.82)
  6. Alex Dunphy (0.82)
  7. Ben Wyatt (0.812)
  8. Dr. Shaun Murphy (0.812)
  9. Data (0.801)
  10. Caitlin Snow (0.8)
  1. Homer Simpson (-0.595)
  2. Michael Kelso (-0.577)
  3. Myrtle Wilson (-0.574)
  4. Zapp Brannigan (-0.566)
  5. Lydia Bennet (-0.556)
  6. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.549)
  7. The Deep (-0.546)
  8. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.535)
  9. Jeff Portnoy (-0.533)
  10. Cheryl Tunt (-0.525)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.



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