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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)96.9126.345
sexist (not feminist)94.199.8231
punchable (not loveable)94.0178.853
competitive (not cooperative)92.55810.9704
arrogant (not humble)91.96512.0686
cannibal (not vegan)91.51711.737
masculine (not feminine)90.98915.7677
rich (not poor)90.711416.9691
😈 (not 😇)90.54312.8171
conservative (not liberal)89.81617.2172
selfish (not altruistic)89.66613.8748
💩 (not 🌟)89.61916.9162
close-minded (not open-minded)89.62213.9735
impatient (not patient)89.64713.3414
dominant (not submissive)89.313216.9738
bossy (not meek)89.112116.9747
jock (not nerd)89.12517.4701
judgemental (not accepting)89.07216.1607
quarrelsome (not warm)88.78113.1704
corporate (not freelance)88.62118.933
salacious (not wholesome)88.53715.6152
offended (not chill)88.43515.836
gendered (not androgynous)88.110522.6411
authoritarian (not democratic)87.96016.4688
shallow (not deep)87.91917.0211
pretentious (not unassuming)87.74219.6171
bold (not shy)87.430214.8725
poisonous (not nurturing)87.27315.8414
vengeful (not forgiving)87.011517.4719
hard (not soft)87.08116.3690
mad (not glad)87.04116.0173
jealous (not compersive)86.93816.3688
intense (not lighthearted)86.913920.746
conventional (not creative)86.72816.3672
assertive (not passive)86.714118.9700
hypocritical (not equitable)86.63115.4530
bitter (not sweet)86.58113.6636
vain (not demure)86.46315.9706
preppy (not punk rock)86.18321.838
ferocious (not pacifist)86.011418.9704
unfixable (not fixable)85.93219.333
trash (not treasure)85.92121.4200
🐴 (not 🦄)85.63723.7154
rude (not respectful)85.56616.9685
loud (not quiet)85.515117.4674
hard (not soft)85.59018.9575
🙃 (not 🥰)85.53719.5248
🤑 (not 🤠)85.55722.1174
debased (not pure)85.47815.7723
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.23215.2522
biased (not impartial)85.17119.0701
insulting (not complimentary)85.16815.7537
cruel (not kind)85.07215.2734
moody (not stable)84.913316.9718
rigid (not flexible)84.86415.4707
angry (not good-humored)84.75116.3738
🐷 (not 🐮)84.71523.1283
racist (not egalitarian)84.61819.0185
cold (not warm)84.69916.9668
💪 (not 🧠)84.53419.4207
💔 (not 💝)84.44121.0270
demonic (not angelic)84.28513.7679
straight (not queer)84.222124.1446
tense (not relaxed)84.119516.4707
suspicious (not trusting)84.114217.3707
suspicious (not awkward)83.510616.7710
villainous (not heroic)83.47716.5720
strict (not lenient)83.412419.2722
concrete (not abstract)83.13120.4163
feisty (not gracious)83.017816.5883
soulless (not soulful)83.06517.9531
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.020024.3188
🎩 (not 🧢)83.015225.1154
chortling (not giggling)83.04223.140
hunter (not gatherer)82.816126.042
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)82.64924.1177
basic (not hipster)82.57820.5683
monochrome (not multicolored)82.54920.2507
miserable (not joyful)82.49917.2164
sporty (not bookish)82.49822.5684
work-first (not family-first)82.116619.2723
skeptical (not spiritual)81.617318.6664
traitorous (not loyal)81.65920.8656
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)81.69527.0626
🤡 (not 👽)81.61725.9177
deranged (not reasonable)81.58918.7166
uncreative (not open to new experinces)81.24022.6731
political (not nonpolitical)81.113221.1625
practical (not imaginative)81.113820.7626
indulgent (not sober)80.715423.2699
cunning (not honorable)80.414818.8745
lustful (not chaste)80.315623.9642
physical (not intellectual)80.18123.4763
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.113229.2715
lavish (not frugal)80.013724.4703
extreme (not moderate)79.930021.4699
off-key (not musical)79.55317.839
presidential (not folksy)79.314122.842
alpha (not beta)78.933526.5726
not introspective (not introspective)78.83326.8216
tiresome (not interesting)78.62321.8691
crazy (not sane)78.616121.4176
humorless (not funny)78.47419.6682
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.324832.045
factual (not poetic)78.312421.938
worldly (not innocent)78.132121.0703
decisive (not hesitant)78.134122.8697
repetitive (not varied)78.07020.7433
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.016723.938
mischievous (not well behaved)77.933124.3642
secretive (not open-book)77.926525.929
extrovert (not introvert)77.724922.1631
sarcastic (not genuine)77.718821.2692
foolish (not wise)77.610519.8705
guarded (not open)77.638521.8668
serious (not playful)77.531122.9679
armoured (not vulnerable)77.324124.0697
traditional (not unorthodox)77.210527.9521
macho (not metrosexual)76.99932.641
tight (not loose)76.826730.139
dry (not moist)76.88930.032
gloomy (not sunny)76.720523.741
ignorant (not knowledgeable)76.77522.145
impulsive (not cautious)76.524725.8665
pack rat (not minimalist)76.56024.6160
animalistic (not human)75.85022.3690
frenzied (not sleepy)75.733523.045
😬 (not 😏)75.17530.1141
lost (not enlightened)75.114025.546
dunce (not genius)74.96719.3774
formal (not intimate)74.917924.1248
persistent (not quitter)74.889927.3179
literal (not metaphorical)74.714125.0644
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.628828.1181
scientific (not artistic)74.625719.6608
scrub (not legit)74.65728.4238
overspender (not penny-pincher)74.515429.9260
lewd (not tasteful)74.411122.9697
rough (not smooth)74.316925.1713
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.117724.3642
heathen (not devout)73.913624.7675
ugly (not beautiful)73.95424.5502
captain (not first-mate)73.632427.7668
urban (not rural)73.638329.6247
master (not apprentice)73.545826.1463
playful (not shy)73.148221.5631
repulsive (not attractive)73.09926.9726
instinctual (not reasoned)73.028827.4701
mundane (not extraordinary)73.06924.9678
resistant (not resigned)72.637627.0706
manicured (not scruffy)72.652928.0749
direct (not roundabout)72.544727.5632
😭 (not 😀)72.513829.6153
dispassionate (not romantic)72.28821.735
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.116226.6703
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.932029.829
creepy (not disarming)71.810326.2445
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)71.813132.446
neurotypical (not autistic)71.848925.4569
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.722427.3724
individualist (not communal)71.731632.7500
melee (not ranged)71.76929.522
apathetic (not curious)71.63926.8712
anxious (not calm)71.631223.2660
driven (not unambitious)71.385625.5695
historical (not modern)71.223025.7580
ludicrous (not sensible)71.219726.1682
libertarian (not socialist)70.911531.6602
hedonist (not monastic)70.919129.3129
linear (not circular)70.910127.542
juvenile (not mature)70.825726.1554
charming (not trusting)70.627520.6660
tall (not short)70.435023.4607
classical (not avant-garde)70.425928.0442
empirical (not theoretical)70.112426.8624
sad (not happy)70.033221.2679
stinky (not fresh)69.913531.3251
builder (not explorer)69.720025.6627
🤣 (not 😊)69.318624.7123
🥴 (not 🥳)69.124130.4158
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.152533.0721
insider (not outsider)68.814231.0611
🐀 (not 🐘)68.718436.7264
whippersnapper (not sage)68.720430.622
mainstream (not arcane)68.610230.5683
real (not philosophical)68.338727.6556
🦇 (not 🐿)68.225931.4141
wild (not tame)68.149727.7612
flamboyant (not modest)68.134330.7736
thick (not thin)68.022124.1626
deliberate (not spontaneous)67.955328.9680
Roman (not Greek)67.914426.035
sturdy (not flimsy)67.956631.933
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.749229.2692
🧐 (not 😎)67.625129.7186
scandalous (not proper)67.539729.7684
believable (not poorly-written)67.383427.029
obsessed (not aloof)67.141629.8678
plays hard (not works hard)66.922329.1673
exuberant (not subdued)66.843133.230
straightforward (not cryptic)66.651431.0691
barbaric (not civilized)66.520027.2733
depressed (not bright)66.423622.0648
fortunate (not unlucky)66.323430.2666
old (not young)65.832818.4693
🤐 (not 😜)65.635032.0154
sorrowful (not cheery)65.646223.0695
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.645831.9657
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.541132.2145
consistent (not variable)65.542833.336
industrial (not domestic)65.031831.7489
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.827131.825
stylish (not slovenly)64.657127.5676
geriatric (not vibrant)64.612925.330
methodical (not astonishing)64.448327.6618
triggered (not trolling)64.249531.837
luddite (not technophile)64.130828.9587
active (not slothful)64.089928.7630
tailor (not blacksmith)63.557437.437
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.436333.1650
incompetent (not competent)63.413729.0646
📉 (not 📈)63.412135.3168
healthy (not sickly)63.275128.9658
realist (not idealist)63.138431.3537
mathematical (not literary)63.024928.8576
low IQ (not high IQ)63.011325.7964
deviant (not average)63.055730.6622
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.020734.2154
🐐 (not 🦒)62.848934.2244
indiscreet (not tactful)62.718732.2150
edgy (not politically correct)62.553030.6698
Italian (not Swedish)62.541033.333
unobservant (not perceptive)62.311431.151
emotional (not logical)62.149631.6689
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.162731.3532
coordinated (not clumsy)62.072128.7659
🤖 (not 👻)61.835833.1150
utilitarian (not decorative)61.660933.1468
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.511831.1942
social (not reclusive)61.549728.2254
rebellious (not obedient)61.363830.9631
workaholic (not slacker)61.288629.6507
hurried (not leisurely)61.147429.8670
traumatized (not flourishing)60.762632.828
experimental (not reliable)60.740330.436
orange (not purple)60.634932.5608
generalist (not specialist)60.617330.7390
resolute (not wavering)60.574433.1138
gossiping (not confidential)60.333131.5686
nihilist (not existentialist)60.120828.2362
chatty (not reserved)59.853929.3671
noob (not pro)59.719932.9142
💃 (not 🧕)59.564633.4241
emancipated (not enslaved)59.474332.1620
sheltered (not street-smart)59.433931.5620
precise (not vague)59.073429.0541
gregarious (not private)58.937230.9671
valedictorian (not drop out)58.975034.7157
charming (not awkward)58.868127.0720
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.841830.0194
spicy (not mild)58.669630.8696
Russian (not French)58.330538.426
rational (not whimsical)58.165631.6718
chaotic (not orderly)58.049131.4680
resourceful (not helpless)57.8100830.9469
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.748032.7653
normal (not weird)57.538229.9629
self-disciplined (not disorganized)57.584432.0644
studious (not goof-off)57.480534.0159
low-tech (not high-tech)57.055729.5562
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.947233.9657
mighty (not puny)56.784031.3672
diligent (not lazy)56.6108928.1684
German (not English)56.69036.728
simple (not complicated)56.528333.3729
🏌 (not 🤺)56.519236.7168
sheriff (not outlaw)56.156332.4650
brave (not careful)56.075029.2654
child free (not pronatalist)56.078131.2528
cool (not dorky)56.064729.6151
oblivious (not alert)55.436630.5181
fast (not slow)55.387029.4638
hoarder (not unprepared)55.272429.2553
night owl (not morning lark)54.575732.9506
thick-skinned (not sensitive)54.365533.11005
permanent (not transient)54.268432.4402
stoic (not expressive)54.147531.5623
vanilla (not kinky)53.958633.2652
neat (not messy)53.879030.3566
serious (not bold)53.750833.6716
western (not eastern)53.790538.1239
remote (not involved)53.321830.6631
statist (not anarchist)53.364035.5222
refined (not rugged)53.071831.5683
backdoor (not official)53.066333.7617
overprepared (not efficient)53.021630.631
irrelevant (not important)52.717430.9290
rhythmic (not stuttering)52.794733.034
disreputable (not prestigious)52.544034.0569
crafty (not scholarly)52.478131.2710
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.467535.5455
🤫 (not 🤔)52.339637.7159
confident (not insecure)52.293135.1739
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.150133.6513
🛌 (not 🧗)52.045332.8234
codependent (not independent)51.845234.6730
🐩 (not 🐒)51.867938.3174
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.883334.835
subjective (not objective)51.765735.8449
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.760329.8142
eloquent (not unpolished)51.580030.7909
atheist (not theist)51.578331.5419
slugabed (not go-getter)51.516032.6130
regular (not zany)51.452033.3153
🥾 (not 👟)51.164337.6155

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. Byron Hadley (0.877)
  2. Hans (0.864)
  3. Topper (0.852)
  4. Sheriff of Nottingham (0.844)
  5. Lord Business (0.843)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.742)
  2. Beth March (-0.724)
  3. Hilda Spellman (-0.701)
  4. William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (-0.692)
  5. Luna Lovegood (-0.688)

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. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.16)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.05)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.02)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.05)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.06)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.06)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.12)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.13)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.15)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.16)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.17)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.17)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.18)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.21)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.27)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.27)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.29)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.29)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.31)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.42)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.45)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.47)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.48)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.51)


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