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Varys Personality Statistics

Varys is a character from Game of Thrones. 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
intellectual (not physical)95.0911.4253
secretive (not open-book)94.5810.232
perceptive (not unobservant)93.6289.122
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.3419.5256
alert (not oblivious)93.258.540
bookish (not sporty)92.92411.3224
high IQ (not low IQ)92.38413.3230
deliberate (not spontaneous)92.11514.2261
political (not nonpolitical)91.81919.1294
🧠 (not 💪)91.03415.749
coordinated (not clumsy)90.45414.5249
eloquent (not unpolished)90.03814.9209
street-smart (not sheltered)90.04317.0217
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.38311.123
driven (not unambitious)89.215615.8243
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.84515.6257
manicured (not scruffy)88.811516.9252
guarded (not open)88.76215.2256
worldly (not innocent)88.43515.0273
nerd (not jock)88.19515.7263
cautious (not impulsive)88.0819.5274
logical (not emotional)88.01715.8283
diligent (not lazy)87.624617.3267
cryptic (not straightforward)87.6618.5266
suspicious (not trusting)87.46920.0270
mysterious (not unambiguous)87.41519.7287
suspicious (not awkward)87.23015.7280
conspiracist (not sheeple)86.92318.6199
ranged (not melee)86.9216.516
resourceful (not helpless)86.117521.079
complicated (not simple)86.15319.8230
competent (not incompetent)86.018621.0240
metrosexual (not macho)85.81512.223
patient (not impatient)85.72419.9111
wise (not foolish)85.45116.6250
refined (not rugged)85.16719.5232
work-first (not family-first)85.19223.3304
neat (not messy)84.710420.1214
genius (not dunce)84.410918.7296
focused on the future (not focused on the present)84.0920.1258
pro (not noob)83.320020.147
quiet (not loud)83.24521.4285
gatherer (not hunter)82.84722.420
studious (not goof-off)82.322226.228
tactful (not indiscreet)82.34824.231
backdoor (not official)82.38420.8262
hoarder (not unprepared)82.21815.8205
careful (not brave)81.52121.2228
methodical (not astonishing)80.97022.9254
intense (not lighthearted)80.322017.625
cunning (not honorable)80.111723.1287
thick (not thin)80.16020.0173
🎩 (not 🧢)80.014820.429
metaphorical (not literal)79.91223.5269
queer (not straight)79.83220.1104
master (not apprentice)79.424924.7122
interesting (not tiresome)79.315325.2273
smooth (not rough)79.23923.4222
private (not gregarious)78.813425.9239
deviant (not average)78.816718.9177
mischievous (not well behaved)78.623825.5269
civilized (not barbaric)78.424823.3267
workaholic (not slacker)78.239924.954
rational (not whimsical)78.116027.7254
tailor (not blacksmith)78.112521.020
reasoned (not instinctual)78.04228.1236
involved (not remote)78.014027.8259
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.720421.829
arcane (not mainstream)77.611224.1240
🤑 (not 🤠)77.511025.625
child free (not pronatalist)77.214829.7220
first-mate (not captain)76.918126.9228
skeptical (not spiritual)76.825626.4248
chaste (not lustful)76.84429.3250
mature (not juvenile)76.718924.679
gloomy (not sunny)76.716218.922
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.710327.6225
weird (not normal)76.517020.7259
roundabout (not direct)76.51528.3275
urban (not rural)76.420924.374
creative (not conventional)76.215725.2291
persistent (not quitter)76.162827.239
important (not irrelevant)76.040525.381
egalitarian (not racist)75.945822.937
vegan (not cannibal)75.911723.317
curious (not apathetic)75.818526.9243
gossiping (not confidential)75.611931.4282
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)75.48325.160
charming (not trusting)75.313923.3227
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.211023.7220
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.916326.6233
extraordinary (not mundane)74.926624.8257
androgynous (not gendered)74.7827.698
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.518727.7237
specialist (not generalist)74.512528.579
freelance (not corporate)74.423134.018
armoured (not vulnerable)73.925628.3232
valedictorian (not drop out)73.437127.831
open-minded (not close-minded)73.116127.1249
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)73.136926.237
decisive (not hesitant)73.137127.9253
sensible (not ludicrous)73.025027.3240
stoic (not expressive)72.814026.5249
formal (not intimate)72.815528.069
stable (not moody)72.86427.9229
abstract (not concrete)72.79930.327
orderly (not chaotic)72.625729.7257
sorrowful (not cheery)72.622720.2245
serious (not playful)72.534625.6250
old (not young)72.417816.2246
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.333228.1239
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.834427.5254
bold (not shy)71.859225.6272
introspective (not not introspective)71.621627.550
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.022128.027
🙃 (not 🥰)70.916427.354
confident (not insecure)70.740029.0246
believable (not poorly-written)70.552224.926
sad (not happy)70.324518.2254
trolling (not triggered)70.39222.79
go-getter (not slugabed)70.250929.621
narcissistic (not low self esteem)70.230533.221
miserable (not joyful)70.128125.836
enlightened (not lost)69.915128.822
bitter (not sweet)69.924221.8229
judgemental (not accepting)69.927028.8197
works hard (not plays hard)69.843032.5235
cold (not warm)69.822124.8208
pretentious (not unassuming)69.826429.641
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)69.624330.3252
🧕 (not 💃)69.65831.465
presidential (not folksy)69.425223.823
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.221225.6244
tight (not loose)69.038326.222
unorthodox (not traditional)68.828632.572
reasonable (not deranged)68.731027.940
vengeful (not forgiving)68.628126.6227
rich (not poor)68.537026.0243
spicy (not mild)68.335527.2259
night owl (not morning lark)68.332529.0184
charismatic (not uninspiring)68.248629.2247
objective (not subjective)68.28130.574
sage (not whippersnapper)68.017127.322
utilitarian (not decorative)67.934831.161
🧐 (not 😎)67.620233.334
insider (not outsider)67.113233.5166
stylish (not slovenly)67.140029.6234
🤫 (not 🤔)67.05537.633
repulsive (not attractive)66.913324.7216
musical (not off-key)66.914724.014
practical (not imaginative)66.839531.8226
tense (not relaxed)66.755629.6241
sober (not indulgent)66.721731.3270
rebellious (not obedient)66.639726.5226
respectful (not rude)66.434627.0266
preppy (not punk rock)66.238429.417
ugly (not beautiful)65.99124.974
atheist (not theist)65.931930.682
human (not animalistic)65.951830.0221
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.627527.060
crafty (not scholarly)65.438833.0277
sarcastic (not genuine)65.427528.3234
competitive (not cooperative)65.245132.2259
experimental (not reliable)65.224431.822
deep (not shallow)65.136732.352
good-humored (not angry)65.032724.6254
🦇 (not 🐿)64.923432.838
quarrelsome (not warm)64.838528.2246
scientific (not artistic)64.635728.1239
unfixable (not fixable)64.519230.118
obsessed (not aloof)64.436331.5256
calm (not anxious)64.321932.3253
playful (not shy)64.349626.3235
serious (not bold)64.322130.2257
builder (not explorer)64.224731.0256
transient (not permanent)64.214330.4104
introvert (not extrovert)64.120831.5225
debased (not pure)64.029328.3220
purple (not orange)64.019331.3192
salacious (not wholesome)64.027228.641
👽 (not 🤡)64.027831.240
hipster (not basic)63.913429.0199
glad (not mad)63.920825.432
funny (not humorless)63.736027.8251
resistant (not resigned)63.754330.3247
tasteful (not lewd)63.643728.7235
independent (not codependent)63.645235.0271
🐀 (not 🐘)63.522331.164
monastic (not hedonist)63.311532.433
🦄 (not 🐴)63.021732.530
sturdy (not flimsy)62.952723.420
flexible (not rigid)62.819030.3246
poisonous (not nurturing)62.825228.498
resolute (not wavering)62.852632.634
efficient (not overprepared)62.847935.327
neurotypical (not autistic)62.762531.0220
multicolored (not monochrome)62.624736.062
hard (not soft)62.542027.9213
active (not slothful)62.569429.9234
😈 (not 😇)62.532127.652
leisurely (not hurried)62.322327.9262
dramatic (not no-nonsense)62.233931.3115
creepy (not disarming)62.216127.3104
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.120131.619
sane (not crazy)62.030629.134
minimalist (not pack rat)61.930432.230
realist (not idealist)61.832033.473
feminist (not sexist)61.651829.851
traumatized (not flourishing)61.646128.122
dispassionate (not romantic)61.415227.617
high-tech (not low-tech)61.332432.5224
dry (not moist)61.329332.118
beta (not alpha)61.025030.2235
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.957229.237
🤐 (not 😜)60.937735.525
scandalous (not proper)60.836033.2245
varied (not repetitive)60.711530.0121
historical (not modern)60.528732.3175
kinky (not vanilla)60.434931.0244
feminine (not masculine)60.331219.1257
demonic (not angelic)60.328722.4240
😏 (not 😬)60.337730.936
compersive (not jealous)60.230029.7222
🥴 (not 🥳)60.137133.339
strict (not lenient)60.043328.8250
🐷 (not 🐮)59.920433.572
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.835032.0189
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.758233.948
🏌 (not 🤺)59.612433.731
fast (not slow)59.557032.5250
tame (not wild)59.526928.8201
treasure (not trash)59.568332.139
emancipated (not enslaved)59.454430.3265
hard (not soft)59.445327.463
industrial (not domestic)59.336930.268
charming (not awkward)59.149731.4272
healthy (not sickly)59.063325.8253
zany (not regular)59.044433.242
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.023330.614
mighty (not puny)58.660128.4253
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.68931.2189
💔 (not 💝)58.633430.054
philosophical (not real)58.516431.2166
arrogant (not humble)58.349730.2272
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.227332.518
avant-garde (not classical)57.728032.374
precise (not vague)57.658536.4185
biased (not impartial)57.567133.1253
short (not tall)57.232025.7232
bright (not depressed)57.238729.1241
👻 (not 🤖)57.237634.225
subdued (not exuberant)57.229034.615
existentialist (not nihilist)57.049031.660
chortling (not giggling)56.655532.620
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.532229.2213
traitorous (not loyal)56.419030.7261
offended (not chill)56.449827.919
English (not German)56.380037.014
lavish (not frugal)56.137031.7260
Greek (not Roman)56.128129.212
privileged (not oppressed)55.963026.020
🐐 (not 🦒)55.759733.172
communal (not individualist)55.628336.269
variable (not consistent)55.527141.122
bossy (not meek)55.467127.1218
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.450729.678
😭 (not 😀)55.441026.241
flamboyant (not modest)55.339132.6272
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)55.241932.339
legit (not scrub)55.270931.249
Russian (not French)55.227235.721
🤣 (not 😊)55.131330.935
stinky (not fresh)55.125133.657
🛌 (not 🧗)55.030432.957
soulful (not soulless)54.969530.883
fortunate (not unlucky)54.839030.2243
prestigious (not disreputable)54.858930.2210
feisty (not gracious)54.668531.5223
👟 (not 🥾)54.443234.036
factual (not poetic)54.353032.317
socialist (not libertarian)54.218233.7213
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)54.136137.236
outlaw (not sheriff)54.045728.4233
statist (not anarchist)54.048432.169
liberal (not conservative)54.055833.341
selfish (not altruistic)53.941232.8246
edgy (not politically correct)53.954432.2231
cool (not dorky)53.951728.936
democratic (not authoritarian)53.848934.8273
literary (not mathematical)53.853834.3249
social (not reclusive)53.849632.269
vain (not demure)53.749530.7246
extreme (not moderate)53.459432.1239
luddite (not technophile)53.347432.8228
pacifist (not ferocious)53.232831.5240
dominant (not submissive)53.265528.5273
equitable (not hypocritical)53.148933.477
heroic (not villainous)52.970825.0262
assertive (not passive)52.971431.3268
empirical (not theoretical)52.760933.0250
punchable (not loveable)52.734731.019
eastern (not western)52.616733.039
cruel (not kind)52.527023.7270
Swedish (not Italian)52.541227.213
devout (not heathen)52.453631.6241
vibrant (not geriatric)52.467427.918
complimentary (not insulting)52.050630.076
self-destructive (not self-improving)52.054029.117
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.031733.117
frenzied (not sleepy)52.083327.321
reserved (not chatty)51.947433.1224
🌟 (not 💩)51.973431.535
🐩 (not 🐒)51.851733.839
circular (not linear)51.446728.316
📉 (not 📈)50.229835.432

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Elim Garak (0.774)
  2. Robert Ford (0.729)
  3. Dr. Strange (0.71)
  4. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (0.702)
  5. Gus Fring (0.695)
  1. Homer Simpson (-0.545)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.529)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.505)
  4. Denny (-0.489)
  5. Xander Harris (-0.472)

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: INTJ (r = 0.26)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.13)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.04)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.02)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.02)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.03)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.08)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.12)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.18)
  10. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.19)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.22)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.23)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.27)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.3)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.31)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.32)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.35)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.39)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.43)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.45)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.48)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.49)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.51)
  24. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.54)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.62)


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