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Tom Buchanan Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
privileged (not oppressed)95.91812.568
punchable (not loveable)95.1158.268
sexist (not feminist)94.01010.0246
competitive (not cooperative)92.87410.6712
arrogant (not humble)92.08512.2703
cocky (not timid)92.07616.745
opinionated (not neutral)91.69910.773
masculine (not feminine)91.510915.4707
entitled (not grateful)91.57213.761
😈 (not 😇)91.15311.7182
rich (not poor)90.914916.7708
conservative (not liberal)90.01515.9183
selfish (not altruistic)89.88513.4768
close-minded (not open-minded)89.82714.1731
💩 (not 🌟)89.82316.8187
impatient (not patient)89.76413.2430
unfaithful (not devoted)89.7319.040
dominant (not submissive)89.515817.0748
judgemental (not accepting)89.49116.1622
jock (not nerd)89.33517.5725
salacious (not wholesome)89.33515.2165
bossy (not meek)88.917117.1756
quarrelsome (not warm)88.99312.9709
offended (not chill)88.34417.648
stubborn (not accommodating)88.316620.078
authoritarian (not democratic)88.17116.6690
cannibal (not vegan)88.04815.361
gendered (not androgynous)87.714123.3427
mad (not glad)87.75514.6190
pretentious (not unassuming)87.75719.6194
bold (not shy)87.541314.5733
jealous (not compersive)87.54316.0699
poisonous (not nurturing)87.510215.5434
shallow (not deep)87.52017.2221
unfixable (not fixable)87.52617.747
hard (not soft)87.39016.2704
demanding (not unchallenging)87.320520.482
vengeful (not forgiving)87.215017.1730
bitter (not sweet)87.09513.4648
interrupting (not attentive)87.06018.863
🏀 (not 🎨)86.97021.461
conventional (not creative)86.82816.1673
assertive (not passive)86.717718.9707
hypocritical (not equitable)86.73915.0548
antagonist (not protagonist)86.55017.243
corporate (not freelance)86.44320.447
ferocious (not pacifist)86.214118.8700
vain (not demure)86.27016.5711
dramatic (not comedic)86.29715.175
trash (not treasure)86.12721.5217
preppy (not punk rock)85.910821.661
rude (not respectful)85.98216.8702
🤑 (not 🤠)85.97421.7189
loud (not quiet)85.818917.1683
debased (not pure)85.69915.4738
hard (not soft)85.612519.1585
intense (not lighthearted)85.623920.573
cruel (not kind)85.59015.1738
insulting (not complimentary)85.58615.6548
🐴 (not 🦄)85.54923.2166
biased (not impartial)85.37719.0704
receiving (not giving)85.38523.643
moody (not stable)85.218616.8733
racist (not egalitarian)85.22118.8202
🙃 (not 🥰)85.25319.9270
hunter (not gatherer)85.215021.256
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.14415.3528
rigid (not flexible)85.08915.4706
angry (not good-humored)85.06716.5768
💔 (not 💝)85.05020.5296
💪 (not 🧠)85.05218.4222
psychopath (not empath)84.812114.365
suspicious (not trusting)84.717016.9713
demonic (not angelic)84.710813.5684
stingy (not generous)84.79419.260
bad-cook (not good-cook)84.64218.055
cold (not warm)84.513017.2684
tense (not relaxed)84.327216.4708
straight (not queer)84.324724.2461
🐷 (not 🐮)84.31823.4288
jaded (not innocent)84.120612.351
villainous (not heroic)83.910016.1722
strict (not lenient)83.516419.2746
suspicious (not awkward)83.513017.0711
fire (not water)83.522116.968
🤡 (not 👽)83.41523.7202
money-focused (not love-focused)83.412022.032
concrete (not abstract)83.34920.7186
feisty (not gracious)83.220316.4896
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)83.25324.2195
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.126224.3213
🎩 (not 🧢)83.121024.7168
miserable (not joyful)83.012616.6186
basic (not hipster)82.98020.1691
soulless (not soulful)82.97618.3548
monochrome (not multicolored)82.66220.4522
skeptical (not spiritual)82.422118.0675
sporty (not bookish)82.314522.6679
work-first (not family-first)82.221619.2728
fearmongering (not reassuring)82.112121.234
businesslike (not chivalrous)81.913621.457
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)81.711126.7622
traitorous (not loyal)81.69120.9665
deranged (not reasonable)81.513218.6176
practical (not imaginative)81.319420.7639
uncreative (not open to new experinces)81.24322.7724
political (not nonpolitical)81.216721.3626
indulgent (not sober)81.118222.9695
predictable (not quirky)81.12424.940
cunning (not honorable)80.917418.3762
off-key (not musical)80.75217.259
physical (not intellectual)80.511723.1776
lavish (not frugal)80.415624.3702
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.414729.2720
lustful (not chaste)80.319924.0645
narcissistic (not low self esteem)80.127430.963
extreme (not moderate)79.940521.3704
not introspective (not introspective)79.93026.3226
ignorant (not knowledgeable)79.76720.566
extravagant (not thrifty)79.623326.352
two-faced (not one-faced)79.515728.280
macho (not metrosexual)79.29130.758
humorless (not funny)79.110219.0683
factual (not poetic)79.117021.656
alpha (not beta)79.048026.5736
tiresome (not interesting)78.92121.4688
worldly (not innocent)78.843420.6719
tight (not loose)78.730628.370
crazy (not sane)78.721721.2196
sarcastic (not genuine)78.423020.8697
mischievous (not well behaved)78.147224.4658
decisive (not hesitant)78.146822.9692
chortling (not giggling)78.114424.659
repetitive (not varied)78.08721.0444
💀 (not 🎃)78.018627.151
genocidal (not not genocidal)78.011920.747
fighter (not lover)77.919024.962
cynical (not gullible)77.936622.839
extrovert (not introvert)77.834022.3637
guarded (not open)77.856621.8679
perverted (not clean)77.815020.364
serious (not playful)77.744123.1699
foolish (not wise)77.714419.8714
pack rat (not minimalist)77.77324.3168
traditional (not unorthodox)77.614527.7534
armoured (not vulnerable)77.533324.1706
pointed (not random)77.454124.447
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.423225.451
impulsive (not cautious)76.933325.7665
bad boy (not white knight)76.723225.249
dry (not moist)76.212628.158
never cries (not often crying)76.236925.844
formal (not intimate)75.922324.1273
animalistic (not human)75.86822.8691
presidential (not folksy)75.729025.360
haunted (not blissful)75.547924.861
literal (not metaphorical)75.416924.4635
frenzied (not sleepy)75.451123.457
rough (not smooth)75.320924.4717
dog person (not cat person)75.223131.353
dunce (not genius)75.28619.1775
lost (not enlightened)75.219725.365
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.130226.870
lewd (not tasteful)75.012922.4681
overspender (not penny-pincher)75.020329.6281
doer (not thinker)75.036326.274
😬 (not 😏)74.911130.4151
reactive (not proactive)74.710428.642
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.622324.2659
scientific (not artistic)74.539119.7617
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.541228.2193
machiavellian (not transparent)74.527227.352
picky (not always down)74.326128.042
distant (not touchy-feely)74.335627.861
heathen (not devout)74.216124.4669
captain (not first-mate)74.047627.4657
scrub (not legit)74.07528.3250
ugly (not beautiful)73.96624.6512
ironic (not profound)73.811323.744
master (not apprentice)73.866026.1474
pensive (not serene)73.735720.655
persistent (not quitter)73.7136827.4205
playful (not shy)73.668321.3623
sexual (not asexual)73.662429.476
repulsive (not attractive)73.612626.7726
gloomy (not sunny)73.641325.156
🥶 (not 🥵)73.512329.964
mundane (not extraordinary)73.38725.1674
everyman (not chosen one)73.314527.057
exaggerating (not factual)72.940527.957
😭 (not 😀)72.818329.2170
dispassionate (not romantic)72.812624.850
resistant (not resigned)72.853126.9709
secretive (not open-book)72.758927.862
instinctual (not reasoned)72.642027.8697
urban (not rural)72.659230.2270
manicured (not scruffy)72.574528.1752
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.422626.5695
direct (not roundabout)72.363427.8628
creepy (not disarming)72.314926.0453
historical (not modern)72.031125.5582
fast-talking (not slow-talking)72.047128.243
anxious (not calm)71.945023.0659
vintage (not trendy)71.968331.663
ludicrous (not sensible)71.826525.9683
apathetic (not curious)71.85226.8714
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.732027.4728
linear (not circular)71.710828.467
individualist (not communal)71.648332.7502
driven (not unambitious)71.6124825.5688
libertarian (not socialist)71.511631.3602
neurotypical (not autistic)71.466525.7566
frank (not sugarcoated)71.280130.962
juvenile (not mature)71.133826.1563
hedonist (not monastic)70.924828.9151
sad (not happy)70.748121.0676
classical (not avant-garde)70.735328.2444
whippersnapper (not sage)70.718929.837
charming (not trusting)70.539520.7657
side character (not main character)70.346731.038
empirical (not theoretical)70.115226.9613
exuberant (not subdued)70.149929.147
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)70.135723.938
jealous (not opinionated)70.08133.544
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.965932.6707
builder (not explorer)69.925925.8639
triggered (not trolling)69.943530.561
🧐 (not 😎)69.433529.1194
🥴 (not 🥳)69.333730.0168
stinky (not fresh)69.219732.0265
tall (not short)69.056624.5687
paranoid (not naive)69.047928.050
insider (not outsider)68.818331.0609
flamboyant (not modest)68.748130.5753
bored (not interested)68.77827.368
🤣 (not 😊)68.627025.7137
real (not philosophical)68.554827.6554
🐀 (not 🐘)68.528636.5275
wild (not tame)68.273127.5612
mainstream (not arcane)68.117530.9684
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.074229.1690
obsessed (not aloof)67.860329.6676
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.869129.5709
thick (not thin)67.832124.5641
scandalous (not proper)67.756829.7692
🦇 (not 🐿)67.737831.8155
barbaric (not civilized)67.326826.9731
tailor (not blacksmith)67.364533.752
motivated (not unmotivated)67.2147529.749
Italian (not Swedish)67.140831.650
realistic (not fantastical)66.962329.655
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)66.932733.961
plays hard (not works hard)66.830129.2671
depressed (not bright)66.836621.9655
straightforward (not cryptic)66.774031.2686
contrarian (not yes-man)66.463432.151
🤐 (not 😜)66.450631.9171
fortunate (not unlucky)66.333930.2664
old (not young)66.345818.4699
sorrowful (not cheery)66.071623.2695
Roman (not Greek)65.922125.843
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.865631.9654
pop (not indie)65.822529.037
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.630834.262
twitchy (not still)65.269930.261
industrial (not domestic)65.141031.6505
methodical (not astonishing)64.869827.7626
stylish (not slovenly)64.884227.4672
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.537631.943
overachiever (not underachiever)64.5120735.059
flirtatious (not prudish)64.566733.242
long-winded (not concise)64.335124.626
geriatric (not vibrant)64.220727.648
melee (not ranged)64.220632.339
weakass (not badass)64.223031.353
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)64.130233.9171
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.963732.9150
active (not slothful)63.6138429.0630
indiscreet (not tactful)63.627432.3156
sturdy (not flimsy)63.698133.948
luddite (not technophile)63.444429.0582
incompetent (not competent)63.418329.1659
deviant (not average)63.481130.5647
realist (not idealist)63.456831.5549
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.353333.1652
📉 (not 📈)63.217235.6181
low IQ (not high IQ)63.115925.5964
traumatized (not flourishing)63.189631.451
edgy (not politically correct)63.074331.0699
healthy (not sickly)63.0110929.1656
🤖 (not 👻)63.045832.9170
mathematical (not literary)62.937628.9585
emotional (not logical)62.373431.6690
experimental (not reliable)62.354130.050
epic (not deep)62.348124.748
social (not reclusive)62.270028.3268
🐐 (not 🦒)62.276634.3262
Russian (not French)62.231536.335
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.189931.3539
believable (not poorly-written)62.0155326.749
unobservant (not perceptive)62.017830.763
coordinated (not clumsy)61.9105829.0667
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.915031.2958
workaholic (not slacker)61.7132729.6512
consistent (not variable)61.779534.748
rebellious (not obedient)61.695730.7630
resolute (not wavering)61.5107132.5141
utilitarian (not decorative)61.488933.1472
hurried (not leisurely)61.371329.8670
valedictorian (not drop out)61.2105433.7170
non-gamer (not gamer)61.290536.645
generalist (not specialist)61.122530.9402
orange (not purple)60.553232.6610
gossiping (not confidential)60.443931.5701
noob (not pro)60.127633.1153
chatty (not reserved)59.877129.5660
emancipated (not enslaved)59.8110932.2611
nihilist (not existentialist)59.826228.5365
sheltered (not street-smart)59.350631.4623
spicy (not mild)59.2101330.7708
rock (not rap)59.2153428.051
gregarious (not private)59.151130.8666
💃 (not 🧕)59.1104133.2247
winter (not summer)59.171034.646
charming (not awkward)58.8102927.1717
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.564829.8208
ambitious (not realistic)58.497831.668
expressive (not monotone)58.4102035.134
precise (not vague)58.2113329.4550
rational (not whimsical)58.194031.7722
cheesy (not chic)58.180131.042
chaotic (not orderly)58.075631.5680
studious (not goof-off)57.9120733.3180
earth (not air)57.9104334.970
resourceful (not helpless)57.8152131.0462
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.670732.8647
low-tech (not high-tech)57.678129.6560
head@clouds (not down2earth)57.369833.8656
normal (not weird)57.057230.3635
diligent (not lazy)56.8165328.0682
self-disciplined (not disorganized)56.7129732.3652
unemotional (not emotional)56.536835.552
simple (not complicated)56.439633.4732
plastic (not wooden)56.329737.565
brave (not careful)56.2113129.2657
mighty (not puny)56.2128931.4678
🏌 (not 🤺)56.229136.4178
princess (not queen)56.157933.735
child free (not pronatalist)56.0116131.3526
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.9113031.261
sheriff (not outlaw)55.686632.6657
cool (not dorky)55.499730.0157
hoarder (not unprepared)55.2108929.3552
oblivious (not alert)55.251430.6194
prideful (not envious)55.1152538.091
English (not German)55.0167935.550
rustic (not cultured)55.059033.436
night owl (not morning lark)54.7109932.9511
thick-skinned (not sensitive)54.692833.2998
stoic (not hypochondriac)54.5109229.434
fast (not slow)54.4136229.6650
vanilla (not kinky)54.088533.4656
serious (not bold)53.977833.6733
🐩 (not 🐒)53.996938.7190
stoic (not expressive)53.770931.7620
irrelevant (not important)53.723031.0305
western (not eastern)53.6143938.0245
rhythmic (not stuttering)53.6143131.847
neat (not messy)53.5116330.3563
statist (not anarchist)53.395235.5230
permanent (not transient)53.2103232.4414
overprepared (not efficient)53.134728.552
remote (not involved)52.933430.8633
common sense (not analysis)52.969331.542
refined (not rugged)52.6108131.8698
backdoor (not official)52.3103933.9623
disreputable (not prestigious)52.265034.1571
zany (not regular)52.2107833.2176
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.1103335.6464
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)52.189929.6149
🥾 (not 👟)52.193437.5172
radical (not centrist)52.1105934.935
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.071333.8509
muddy (not washed)52.066436.236
confident (not insecure)51.9135935.0750
tardy (not on-time)51.864331.663
crafty (not scholarly)51.7118631.3727
Pepsi (not Coke)51.777638.743
codependent (not independent)51.666234.6732
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.6127833.150
eloquent (not unpolished)51.5121530.9902
atheist (not theist)51.4121131.8424
ADHD (not OCD)51.471034.840
goth (not flower child)51.470930.536
tautology (not oxymoron)51.358132.333
slugabed (not go-getter)51.223132.7141
freak (not normie)51.2109433.571
subjective (not objective)51.0100935.9460
🧗 (not 🛌)51.0131133.3258
🤫 (not 🤔)50.969937.2175
desperate (not high standards)50.672737.284

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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 (0.934)
  2. Byron Hadley (0.882)
  3. Prince Humperdinck (0.866)
  4. Hans (0.864)
  5. Gaston (0.863)
  6. King Claudius (0.861)
  7. Lord Business (0.858)
  8. Nate Jacobs (0.854)
  9. Topper (0.851)
  10. Sheriff of Nottingham (0.85)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.761)
  2. Beth March (-0.739)
  3. Hilda Spellman (-0.705)
  4. Mamá Coco (-0.692)
  5. Luna Lovegood (-0.69)
  6. Alphonse Elric (-0.681)
  7. Penny (-0.672)
  8. Charlie Bucket (-0.669)
  9. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.669)
  10. William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (-0.668)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Tom Buchanan to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Tom Buchanan is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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