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Serena van der Woodsen Personality Statistics

Serena van der Woodsen is a character from Gossip Girl. 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
rich (not poor)95.34310.435
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)92.72313.056
privileged (not oppressed)92.75011.589
💃 (not 🧕)92.52213.676
feminine (not masculine)91.85212.430
bold (not shy)91.215712.047
playful (not shy)90.7709.840
beautiful (not ugly)89.316718.862
attractive (not repulsive)89.19618.462
lavish (not frugal)88.54515.233
social (not reclusive)88.54515.539
charming (not awkward)87.36619.172
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)87.310414.240
complicated (not simple)86.96115.336
cosmopolitan (not provincial)86.32319.862
gendered (not androgynous)86.318015.347
spontaneous (not deliberate)86.13419.940
overspender (not penny-pincher)85.54217.235
lustful (not chaste)85.47718.638
night owl (not morning lark)85.39318.066
extrovert (not introvert)84.911623.155
young (not old)84.813217.338
extreme (not moderate)84.817211.931
mischievous (not well behaved)84.720718.332
stylish (not slovenly)84.712915.740
wild (not tame)84.416316.760
emotional (not logical)84.28718.665
rebellious (not obedient)83.722323.327
dramatic (not no-nonsense)83.511616.544
impulsive (not cautious)83.314517.538
🐩 (not 🐒)82.89820.939
spontaneous (not scheduled)82.713725.260
straight (not queer)82.727920.145
involved (not remote)82.510418.933
manicured (not scruffy)82.530821.837
urban (not rural)82.511922.942
modern (not historical)82.27218.541
tall (not short)81.012811.848
plays hard (not works hard)80.88118.552
bold (not serious)80.712121.061
worldly (not innocent)80.525615.750
experimental (not reliable)80.310619.991
thin (not thick)80.16818.267
fortunate (not unlucky)80.13520.463
chatty (not reserved)79.922324.737
cool (not dorky)79.815121.030
chaotic (not orderly)79.817320.029
fresh (not stinky)79.527227.940
artistic (not scientific)79.313019.345
🤑 (not 🤠)79.212126.856
vibrant (not geriatric)79.223122.284
open to new experinces (not uncreative)79.127124.055
metrosexual (not macho)78.79721.256
exuberant (not subdued)78.518019.486
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)78.415327.836
playful (not serious)78.412917.236
instinctual (not reasoned)78.315821.232
flamboyant (not modest)78.118822.360
focused on the present (not focused on the future)78.03821.743
tailor (not blacksmith)77.318722.663
outlaw (not sheriff)77.222425.628
indulgent (not sober)77.021724.872
suspicious (not awkward)76.925811.433
unorthodox (not traditional)76.922324.535
scandalous (not proper)76.624314.829
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.625117.733
goof-off (not studious)76.614822.375
lenient (not strict)76.413222.559
literary (not mathematical)76.412619.235
idealist (not realist)76.112922.263
romantic (not dispassionate)76.131825.391
debased (not pure)76.020717.843
important (not irrelevant)75.657126.344
charming (not trusting)75.517621.934
English (not German)75.436926.379
French (not Russian)75.312121.972
explorer (not builder)75.216424.344
loud (not quiet)74.931824.469
head@clouds (not down2earth)74.817623.251
repetitive (not varied)74.312327.759
variable (not consistent)74.36825.096
deviant (not average)74.032820.028
hedonist (not monastic)73.912623.323
lost (not enlightened)73.916622.4102
loose (not tight)73.612526.267
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)73.624823.956
decorative (not utilitarian)73.59122.653
emancipated (not enslaved)73.031423.040
neurotypical (not autistic)72.943522.531
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)72.921532.234
giggling (not chortling)72.87926.689
fast (not slow)72.642320.233
competitive (not cooperative)72.545727.432
preppy (not punk rock)72.537628.2111
whimsical (not rational)72.420127.062
physical (not intellectual)72.316225.732
jock (not nerd)72.222219.248
self-destructive (not self-improving)72.227026.281
disorganized (not self-disciplined)72.115527.235
disarming (not creepy)71.743522.940
feminist (not sexist)71.649723.244
flexible (not rigid)71.512223.733
selfish (not altruistic)71.427922.262
vain (not demure)71.430423.356
impatient (not patient)71.341620.233
child free (not pronatalist)71.231125.943
😎 (not 🧐)71.228328.549
foolish (not wise)71.118223.848
🎩 (not 🧢)71.038429.532
brave (not careful)70.838922.160
juvenile (not mature)70.725925.358
slacker (not workaholic)70.611723.763
unprepared (not hoarder)70.48522.542
intimate (not formal)70.222023.734
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.131727.954
mighty (not puny)70.052824.748
flimsy (not sturdy)69.912422.183
frenzied (not sleepy)69.957124.479
sunny (not gloomy)69.826825.4100
😜 (not 🤐)69.727830.447
active (not slothful)69.673027.352
😏 (not 😬)69.328030.836
multicolored (not monochrome)69.124028.849
expressive (not stoic)69.138323.533
moody (not stable)69.048026.351
mainstream (not arcane)68.810026.936
captain (not first-mate)68.738830.543
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.742429.186
pretentious (not unassuming)68.637228.040
liberal (not conservative)68.539228.860
vague (not precise)68.49425.228
gossiping (not confidential)68.422432.267
alpha (not beta)68.255632.233
messy (not neat)68.225425.657
human (not animalistic)68.161626.753
eloquent (not unpolished)68.050427.937
🧗 (not 🛌)68.045325.946
spicy (not mild)67.949132.654
resistant (not resigned)67.855626.990
charismatic (not uninspiring)67.868029.542
existentialist (not nihilist)67.725919.545
Swedish (not Italian)67.617527.981
normal (not weird)67.520123.133
confident (not insecure)67.559734.344
family-first (not work-first)67.537128.747
pack rat (not minimalist)67.518324.838
🥳 (not 🥴)67.515931.143
nonpolitical (not political)67.217831.735
ignorant (not knowledgeable)67.214825.187
curious (not apathetic)67.151926.534
atheist (not theist)67.139024.441
🦒 (not 🐐)67.14330.536
freelance (not corporate)67.145129.765
legit (not scrub)67.066822.733
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.060229.072
astonishing (not methodical)66.917924.867
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.958828.758
pro (not noob)66.968424.849
egalitarian (not racist)66.885619.958
abstract (not concrete)66.822529.145
hypocritical (not equitable)66.628127.2107
feisty (not gracious)66.560125.463
go-getter (not slugabed)66.582228.538
healthy (not sickly)66.366725.453
bright (not depressed)66.234420.335
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.231627.046
😊 (not 🤣)66.143828.947
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.138227.984
warm (not cold)66.043822.746
👻 (not 🤖)65.928527.464
🌟 (not 💩)65.971335.565
efficient (not overprepared)65.949023.087
circular (not linear)65.619728.491
creative (not conventional)65.540524.443
insider (not outsider)65.521036.745
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)65.039032.342
biased (not impartial)64.860328.753
imaginative (not practical)64.726028.567
🐮 (not 🐷)64.725422.335
🐿 (not 🦇)64.743028.547
👟 (not 🥾)64.734733.238
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)64.756830.074
🤫 (not 🤔)64.411532.132
shallow (not deep)64.222225.391
gregarious (not private)64.127530.956
kind (not cruel)64.171023.734
anarchist (not statist)63.930924.926
kinky (not vanilla)63.839230.750
individualist (not communal)63.847927.848
soulful (not soulless)63.577330.645
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.451430.839
😈 (not 😇)63.340526.554
sporty (not bookish)63.233517.840
🤡 (not 👽)63.223829.626
open-minded (not close-minded)63.150725.933
poetic (not factual)63.028625.786
whippersnapper (not sage)62.833527.963
refined (not rugged)62.755629.163
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.738929.241
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.457027.984
civilized (not barbaric)62.269124.836
assertive (not passive)62.277028.732
secretive (not open-book)62.261332.081
edgy (not politically correct)62.053226.136
jealous (not compersive)61.941130.137
master (not apprentice)61.968330.066
dominant (not submissive)61.871527.556
deranged (not reasonable)61.834826.135
avant-garde (not classical)61.730528.142
salacious (not wholesome)61.739328.029
cunning (not honorable)61.637224.492
hesitant (not decisive)61.620226.338
high-tech (not low-tech)61.642329.248
bossy (not meek)61.574729.047
subjective (not objective)61.528230.442
relaxed (not tense)61.315230.642
basic (not hipster)61.355530.629
traumatized (not flourishing)61.160828.787
oblivious (not alert)60.927527.542
poisonous (not nurturing)60.735425.329
drop out (not valedictorian)60.532228.631
good-humored (not angry)60.453528.334
arrogant (not humble)60.358526.139
official (not backdoor)60.338028.546
Greek (not Roman)60.319129.664
empirical (not theoretical)60.242330.656
heroic (not villainous)60.180922.037
heathen (not devout)60.135721.131
crazy (not sane)60.149520.833
extraordinary (not mundane)60.074529.256
💪 (not 🧠)60.027628.672
triggered (not trolling)59.466228.287
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.139025.927
ferocious (not pacifist)59.066626.749
💔 (not 💝)59.041429.026
unobservant (not perceptive)58.714930.382
crafty (not scholarly)58.663230.159
offended (not chill)58.659028.0104
not introspective (not introspective)58.423529.355
quarrelsome (not warm)58.359325.950
sensitive (not thick-skinned)58.244129.947
driven (not unambitious)58.1111029.343
democratic (not authoritarian)58.056034.939
funny (not humorless)57.963026.962
presidential (not folksy)57.956930.285
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.883925.126
🦄 (not 🐴)57.841835.231
happy (not sad)57.735122.644
treasure (not trash)57.694027.281
leisurely (not hurried)57.537530.561
dunce (not genius)57.426924.684
metaphorical (not literal)57.226227.844
persistent (not quitter)57.0119731.131
intense (not lighthearted)57.080430.599
industrial (not domestic)56.952230.550
wavering (not resolute)56.920032.534
soft (not hard)56.847028.751
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.850029.886
purple (not orange)56.746831.646
roundabout (not direct)56.624331.053
vegan (not cannibal)56.655128.178
real (not philosophical)56.576729.068
aloof (not obsessed)56.419428.037
generalist (not specialist)56.427329.530
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.152728.138
off-key (not musical)55.859027.472
ludicrous (not sensible)55.744829.151
genuine (not sarcastic)55.758528.052
high IQ (not low IQ)55.7101624.357
street-smart (not sheltered)55.775533.137
moist (not dry)55.749828.775
complimentary (not insulting)55.660227.332
glad (not mad)55.644726.136
cheery (not sorrowful)55.542728.035
anxious (not calm)55.568827.445
🥰 (not 🙃)55.455934.053
tasteful (not lewd)55.278526.764
punchable (not loveable)55.239931.990
zany (not regular)55.166827.942
unfixable (not fixable)54.640228.9110
forgiving (not vengeful)54.458831.848
technophile (not luddite)54.450726.222
accepting (not judgemental)54.452329.237
skeptical (not spiritual)54.389331.958
sweet (not bitter)54.158725.734
🤺 (not 🏌)54.194732.460
transient (not permanent)53.944034.026
angelic (not demonic)53.770225.142
🐘 (not 🐀)53.760133.736
traitorous (not loyal)53.427427.433
cryptic (not straightforward)53.426732.350
socialist (not libertarian)53.430932.051
believable (not poorly-written)53.4120728.288
diligent (not lazy)53.3111328.553
tactful (not indiscreet)53.082129.541
guarded (not open)52.895228.355
incompetent (not competent)52.624128.438
prestigious (not disreputable)52.679532.129
interesting (not tiresome)52.594331.738
western (not eastern)52.494138.426
helpless (not resourceful)52.318829.665
😭 (not 😀)52.261230.376
ranged (not melee)51.975827.549
vulnerable (not armoured)51.644829.738
codependent (not independent)51.645536.541
miserable (not joyful)51.678222.235
rough (not smooth)51.462627.448
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.357228.530
hunter (not gatherer)51.269729.185
📈 (not 📉)51.093629.641
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.991928.434
soft (not hard)50.157830.637
suspicious (not trusting)50.277328.545
clumsy (not coordinated)50.740731.925
respectful (not rude)50.678125.337

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 Serena van der Woodsen based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alexis Rose (0.867)
  2. Rachel Green (0.832)
  3. Kevin Pearson (0.82)
  4. Carrie Bradshaw (0.81)
  5. Gabrielle Solis (0.793)
  1. Charlie Swan (-0.488)
  2. Dale Harding (-0.486)
  3. Niko Polastri (-0.486)
  4. Ed Hurley (-0.458)
  5. Peter (-0.43)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.72)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.72)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.54)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.54)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.5)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.39)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.34)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.33)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.31)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.3)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.23)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.22)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.21)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.2)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.2)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.2)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.16)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.13)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.11)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.09)
  21. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.06)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.21)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.23)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.27)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.27)


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