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Tom Buchanan Personality Statistics

Tom Buchanan is a character from The Great Gatsby. 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
privileged (not oppressed)97.475.954
punchable (not loveable)94.3198.756
sexist (not feminist)94.2109.7239
competitive (not cooperative)92.56711.0725
arrogant (not humble)91.97112.2705
cannibal (not vegan)91.41711.540
entitled (not grateful)91.46514.453
masculine (not feminine)91.210015.5712
opinionated (not neutral)91.110811.161
rich (not poor)90.812716.7708
😈 (not 😇)90.75012.6181
conservative (not liberal)89.91717.1177
💩 (not 🌟)89.91616.9176
stubborn (not accommodating)89.810018.062
selfish (not altruistic)89.77813.7767
impatient (not patient)89.76213.2431
close-minded (not open-minded)89.62714.1744
dominant (not submissive)89.414916.8753
jock (not nerd)89.23217.2722
judgemental (not accepting)89.28615.9624
bossy (not meek)89.114816.8763
unfaithful (not devoted)89.0620.622
interrupting (not attentive)88.94118.051
quarrelsome (not warm)88.89413.0716
salacious (not wholesome)88.84015.4158
🏀 (not 🎨)88.63720.942
demanding (not unchallenging)88.415017.763
offended (not chill)88.33815.439
corporate (not freelance)88.12518.836
authoritarian (not democratic)87.96416.7704
cocky (not timid)87.918621.132
shallow (not deep)87.82216.8216
antagonist (not protagonist)87.83414.032
gendered (not androgynous)87.713123.1423
pretentious (not unassuming)87.74919.9185
bold (not shy)87.436014.7744
poisonous (not nurturing)87.38915.8420
hard (not soft)87.28516.2712
mad (not glad)87.23815.8179
jealous (not compersive)87.13316.2702
vengeful (not forgiving)86.913017.4737
conventional (not creative)86.72516.3678
bitter (not sweet)86.79113.6659
assertive (not passive)86.716318.8717
unfixable (not fixable)86.72519.035
hypocritical (not equitable)86.63815.3544
vain (not demure)86.37416.2716
preppy (not punk rock)86.28721.042
intense (not lighthearted)86.116920.556
ferocious (not pacifist)86.012919.0714
trash (not treasure)86.02521.3208
loud (not quiet)85.716417.3686
dramatic (not comedic)85.79815.767
jaded (not innocent)85.712512.924
rude (not respectful)85.67416.8697
hard (not soft)85.610118.7592
🤑 (not 🤠)85.66122.0182
debased (not pure)85.58515.6740
🙃 (not 🥰)85.44919.5259
insulting (not complimentary)85.37815.7548
🐴 (not 🦄)85.35523.9160
biased (not impartial)85.27919.0711
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.24015.4533
cruel (not kind)85.17715.2746
psychopath (not empath)85.110215.155
moody (not stable)85.016816.8733
angry (not good-humored)84.95516.3758
rigid (not flexible)84.87315.5721
cold (not warm)84.810716.8683
💔 (not 💝)84.84420.8279
💪 (not 🧠)84.84119.1218
racist (not egalitarian)84.72019.1192
predictable (not quirky)84.6823.625
🐷 (not 🐮)84.41623.3287
straight (not queer)84.424523.9458
stingy (not generous)84.48320.153
suspicious (not trusting)84.316317.3719
demonic (not angelic)84.39613.8695
tense (not relaxed)84.224816.3718
receiving (not giving)83.910622.330
🎩 (not 🧢)83.615324.6163
villainous (not heroic)83.59516.5732
suspicious (not awkward)83.412616.9714
fire (not water)83.419517.248
strict (not lenient)83.314419.3750
concrete (not abstract)83.34120.2183
soulless (not soulful)83.26917.8542
feisty (not gracious)83.118216.4914
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.023624.1201
hunter (not gatherer)83.018325.444
basic (not hipster)82.78920.4694
monochrome (not multicolored)82.75620.1517
miserable (not joyful)82.611917.0173
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)82.54724.4186
money-focused (not love-focused)82.311922.921
bad-cook (not good-cook)82.26720.144
sporty (not bookish)82.212222.5694
work-first (not family-first)82.019119.3735
🤡 (not 👽)82.01925.5191
skeptical (not spiritual)81.918918.5682
💀 (not 🎃)81.910621.335
genocidal (not not genocidal)81.86715.930
traitorous (not loyal)81.76820.7667
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)81.69926.9636
fighter (not lover)81.510521.652
deranged (not reasonable)81.411118.9173
uncreative (not open to new experinces)81.33922.5738
practical (not imaginative)81.217020.8637
chortling (not giggling)81.17324.845
political (not nonpolitical)80.814621.6637
cunning (not honorable)80.616118.7761
indulgent (not sober)80.617923.3712
off-key (not musical)80.44917.644
lustful (not chaste)80.317124.0652
physical (not intellectual)80.39723.4776
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.114329.2721
lavish (not frugal)80.015724.6713
extreme (not moderate)79.933521.3716
distant (not touchy-feely)79.917021.229
fearmongering (not reassuring)79.912619.119
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.616623.741
dog person (not cat person)79.312725.930
alpha (not beta)79.140126.3747
crazy (not sane)79.118821.1187
not introspective (not introspective)79.03226.9223
tight (not loose)79.024028.054
businesslike (not chivalrous)78.917423.243
tiresome (not interesting)78.62221.8697
humorless (not funny)78.68419.6697
worldly (not innocent)78.337720.9729
repetitive (not varied)78.27220.6444
two-faced (not one-faced)78.114029.862
ignorant (not knowledgeable)78.06920.658
factual (not poetic)78.016422.845
decisive (not hesitant)77.940323.0708
cynical (not gullible)77.930722.024
mischievous (not well behaved)77.939724.4663
sarcastic (not genuine)77.920521.1710
foolish (not wise)77.812819.8726
extrovert (not introvert)77.629722.1640
guarded (not open)77.645921.7676
presidential (not folksy)77.619423.946
serious (not playful)77.535723.0697
traditional (not unorthodox)77.312827.8528
ironic (not profound)77.35220.434
armoured (not vulnerable)77.327724.0713
machiavellian (not transparent)77.117924.832
bad boy (not white knight)76.918924.035
pack rat (not minimalist)76.86524.5163
impulsive (not cautious)76.628825.8673
dry (not moist)76.510929.937
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.432332.552
pensive (not serene)76.120722.142
lost (not enlightened)75.914624.054
animalistic (not human)75.75822.6704
secretive (not open-book)75.737327.045
extravagant (not thrifty)75.728329.745
😬 (not 😏)75.39029.9144
gloomy (not sunny)75.328223.546
frenzied (not sleepy)75.142322.850
dunce (not genius)75.07919.3790
macho (not metrosexual)75.014133.847
literal (not metaphorical)74.816424.9652
rough (not smooth)74.719124.9731
everyman (not chosen one)74.710224.832
formal (not intimate)74.621524.7265
scientific (not artistic)74.531819.6626
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.536328.2188
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.419424.3657
lewd (not tasteful)74.413123.0705
dispassionate (not romantic)74.38321.348
overspender (not penny-pincher)74.318130.0278
exaggerating (not factual)74.332525.441
doer (not thinker)74.334228.460
scrub (not legit)74.26528.3244
persistent (not quitter)74.2108327.2187
haunted (not blissful)74.143225.355
picky (not always down)74.122529.627
heathen (not devout)74.015124.7679
ugly (not beautiful)74.06424.5517
perverted (not clean)74.018824.245
captain (not first-mate)73.639027.7672
master (not apprentice)73.655426.1472
repulsive (not attractive)73.311926.9740
urban (not rural)73.346829.7256
playful (not shy)73.257021.5639
mundane (not extraordinary)73.17425.0686
instinctual (not reasoned)73.034127.4711
🥶 (not 🥵)73.011031.356
vintage (not trendy)72.952529.843
resistant (not resigned)72.743827.0718
manicured (not scruffy)72.761827.9758
paranoid (not naive)72.727526.534
😭 (not 😀)72.715429.4161
direct (not roundabout)72.552427.5636
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.535529.560
sexual (not asexual)72.555529.363
never cries (not often crying)72.338927.924
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.119026.6706
creepy (not disarming)71.913026.1452
individualist (not communal)71.838932.6504
anxious (not calm)71.738323.1672
neurotypical (not autistic)71.758825.5575
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.726727.3733
linear (not circular)71.69428.754
apathetic (not curious)71.64826.7724
driven (not unambitious)71.4101025.4708
historical (not modern)71.425925.7588
ludicrous (not sensible)71.324426.1688
libertarian (not socialist)71.113431.5609
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.142029.532
juvenile (not mature)70.829726.2570
pointed (not random)70.769727.033
hedonist (not monastic)70.723929.3135
charming (not trusting)70.632520.7666
classical (not avant-garde)70.629027.9448
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)70.517833.550
exuberant (not subdued)70.440630.638
tall (not short)70.342023.6619
empirical (not theoretical)70.214026.7627
sad (not happy)70.239921.2688
realistic (not fantastical)70.141529.140
builder (not explorer)70.023525.5635
reactive (not proactive)70.017530.023
stinky (not fresh)69.914931.3259
whippersnapper (not sage)69.519631.026
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.260432.9727
insider (not outsider)69.016130.9621
🤣 (not 😊)69.022825.0131
sturdy (not flimsy)68.963330.540
bored (not interested)68.96426.650
🐀 (not 🐘)68.821036.4274
mainstream (not arcane)68.714230.5688
flamboyant (not modest)68.440230.6756
🥴 (not 🥳)68.429630.6166
real (not philosophical)68.347927.6559
flirtatious (not prudish)68.346329.822
frank (not sugarcoated)68.271430.133
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)68.123231.133
thick (not thin)68.026824.3644
contrarian (not yes-man)68.045634.922
deliberate (not spontaneous)67.965229.0694
🧐 (not 😎)67.930929.5193
🦇 (not 🐿)67.929531.9150
scandalous (not proper)67.846729.6694
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.758229.3712
wild (not tame)67.761427.9621
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)67.625333.555
Roman (not Greek)67.416926.438
believable (not poorly-written)67.4101325.934
obsessed (not aloof)67.350829.8685
jealous (not opinionated)67.38334.236
motivated (not unmotivated)67.2116529.031
melee (not ranged)67.113031.725
plays hard (not works hard)66.926529.0676
barbaric (not civilized)66.823227.1745
weakass (not badass)66.817327.640
straightforward (not cryptic)66.761631.0700
depressed (not bright)66.628522.0663
🤐 (not 😜)66.638531.5162
fortunate (not unlucky)66.328430.3670
old (not young)66.238818.4715
princess (not queen)66.027232.420
sorrowful (not cheery)65.856123.0704
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.654932.0666
triggered (not trolling)65.454631.048
pop (not indie)65.319829.030
tautology (not oxymoron)65.37029.218
earth (not air)65.157633.055
overachiever (not underachiever)65.194635.548
industrial (not domestic)65.134831.5505
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)65.036726.723
methodical (not astonishing)64.855927.5632
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.849232.5149
stylish (not slovenly)64.768027.5682
geriatric (not vibrant)64.716324.235
epic (not deep)64.035622.738
luddite (not technophile)63.934128.9592
active (not slothful)63.9107628.8639
twitchy (not still)63.762230.847
unemotional (not emotional)63.521535.826
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.443633.1655
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.425334.3158
incompetent (not competent)63.316729.1662
deviant (not average)63.166330.6640
realist (not idealist)63.147431.4542
traumatized (not flourishing)63.167631.837
healthy (not sickly)63.090829.0669
📉 (not 📈)63.014935.5175
unobservant (not perceptive)63.013931.057
mathematical (not literary)62.930128.7586
low IQ (not high IQ)62.914425.6987
🐐 (not 🦒)62.956334.2255
indiscreet (not tactful)62.823032.2153
edgy (not politically correct)62.662730.7713
tailor (not blacksmith)62.569237.440
social (not reclusive)62.457928.3267
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.373531.3538
🤖 (not 👻)62.339332.9157
coordinated (not clumsy)62.186228.7668
emotional (not logical)62.058431.8695
non-gamer (not gamer)61.967937.236
utilitarian (not decorative)61.771233.1473
Italian (not Swedish)61.751032.840
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.513531.1957
rebellious (not obedient)61.476730.8636
workaholic (not slacker)61.3107029.6511
hurried (not leisurely)61.058929.8675
Russian (not French)61.029937.733
resolute (not wavering)60.988032.6144
generalist (not specialist)60.819430.8402
consistent (not variable)60.868735.643
orange (not purple)60.642432.6617
experimental (not reliable)60.547831.040
noob (not pro)60.323432.9148
gossiping (not confidential)60.238031.5702
nihilist (not existentialist)60.223428.2365
rock (not rap)60.1119426.936
chatty (not reserved)59.763729.3677
sheltered (not street-smart)59.640331.5626
💃 (not 🧕)59.680833.2246
long-winded (not concise)59.644024.012
emancipated (not enslaved)59.390232.2625
valedictorian (not drop out)59.388734.5169
spicy (not mild)59.182030.7718
charming (not awkward)58.983127.1728
gregarious (not private)58.844131.0678
precise (not vague)58.890529.0548
ambitious (not realistic)58.778632.160
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.451430.1198
rational (not whimsical)58.277531.7726
chaotic (not orderly)58.159631.4691
studious (not goof-off)58.194833.7174
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.657432.6658
resourceful (not helpless)57.6122231.0472
self-disciplined (not disorganized)57.4103232.1649
normal (not weird)57.346330.0647
washed (not muddy)57.283034.523
head@clouds (not down2earth)57.057033.9663
low-tech (not high-tech)57.064329.5570
winter (not summer)57.061835.030
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.788630.157
diligent (not lazy)56.6131528.0692
mighty (not puny)56.6100831.3684
child free (not pronatalist)56.390231.3535
simple (not complicated)56.233533.3742
🏌 (not 🤺)56.224336.8173
rustic (not cultured)56.146529.322
sheriff (not outlaw)56.067832.4657
radical (not centrist)56.069533.920
oblivious (not alert)55.941530.6185
prideful (not envious)55.9119138.584
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.981627.616
brave (not careful)55.889929.2661
cool (not dorky)55.479329.7157
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.1109732.339
hoarder (not unprepared)55.088429.3562
fast (not slow)54.9106629.5652
overprepared (not efficient)54.924130.134
night owl (not morning lark)54.790032.8514
plastic (not wooden)54.629439.055
thick-skinned (not sensitive)54.478833.11016
tardy (not on-time)54.146930.448
stoic (not expressive)54.056731.5630
vanilla (not kinky)54.070233.1658
expressive (not monotone)53.993336.428
permanent (not transient)53.783932.4411
serious (not bold)53.662833.5730
neat (not messy)53.694630.3579
western (not eastern)53.5112338.0243
remote (not involved)53.126730.7639
refined (not rugged)53.086431.6696
backdoor (not official)52.982333.7625
statist (not anarchist)52.979535.5230
irrelevant (not important)52.621430.9298
ADHD (not OCD)52.551537.226
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.481635.5465
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.356333.6517
disreputable (not prestigious)52.351934.1579
high standards (not desperate)52.398637.571
crafty (not scholarly)52.292431.2721
confident (not insecure)52.1110735.0751
🤫 (not 🤔)52.148837.8163
🐩 (not 🐒)52.180938.4181
analysis (not common sense)52.090833.024
slugabed (not go-getter)51.918332.6132
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.973729.9145
English (not German)51.8140337.234
codependent (not independent)51.754534.5740
chic (not cheesy)51.768833.024
eloquent (not unpolished)51.596830.8917
subjective (not objective)51.579935.8455
🥾 (not 👟)51.577637.5165
goth (not flower child)51.558129.824
zany (not regular)51.491333.5161
freak (not normie)51.487534.658
atheist (not theist)51.395131.6421
🛌 (not 🧗)51.355532.9242
spelunker (not claustrophobic)50.3107534.437
Pepsi (not Coke)50.568138.037

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 Tom Buchanan based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Cal Hockley (0.928)
  2. Byron Hadley (0.879)
  3. Hans (0.861)
  4. King Claudius (0.854)
  5. Lord Business (0.849)
  6. Gaston (0.849)
  7. Topper (0.846)
  8. Sheriff of Nottingham (0.845)
  9. Sal Maroni (0.843)
  10. Principal Vernon (0.839)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.763)
  2. Beth March (-0.734)
  3. Hilda Spellman (-0.704)
  4. Luna Lovegood (-0.691)
  5. Mamá Coco (-0.686)
  6. William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (-0.679)
  7. Charlie Bucket (-0.668)
  8. Penny (-0.666)
  9. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.665)
  10. Samwell Tarly (-0.661)

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.

  1. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.57)
  2. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.53)
  3. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.51)
  4. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.48)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.47)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.47)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.43)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.41)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.39)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.38)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.38)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.38)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.36)
  14. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.36)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.34)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.33)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.3)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.25)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.24)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.18)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.16)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.12)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.09)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.01)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.09)


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