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Varys Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
intellectual (not physical)94.91411.9259
perceptive (not unobservant)93.6408.733
secretive (not open-book)93.42512.358
bookish (not sporty)93.05711.4238
alert (not oblivious)92.4189.357
🧠 (not 💪)92.35515.570
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.29312.5293
asexual (not sexual)92.1718.030
high IQ (not low IQ)91.616713.7244
deliberate (not spontaneous)91.62415.2269
political (not nonpolitical)91.12920.1296
street-smart (not sheltered)89.78317.4226
coordinated (not clumsy)89.114216.8259
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.97516.1262
eloquent (not unpolished)88.77516.7233
guarded (not open)88.611315.6269
worldly (not innocent)88.57214.7290
nerd (not jock)88.516315.5274
driven (not unambitious)88.528716.7248
manicured (not scruffy)88.420118.0264
cat person (not dog person)88.12818.737
logical (not emotional)88.02915.9298
diligent (not lazy)87.744416.9270
resourceful (not helpless)87.526219.798
suspicious (not trusting)87.311220.2271
cautious (not impulsive)87.32119.8286
mysterious (not unambiguous)87.13620.2298
metrosexual (not macho)87.12012.440
cryptic (not straightforward)86.9719.7281
conspiracist (not sheeple)86.85618.4210
suspicious (not awkward)86.55017.1294
complicated (not simple)86.213019.5244
cynical (not gullible)85.712214.633
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.525024.432
competent (not incompetent)85.437522.0250
wise (not foolish)85.310516.7261
work-first (not family-first)85.016523.3307
on-time (not tardy)85.026021.636
refined (not rugged)84.510720.0243
genius (not dunce)84.420719.1303
neat (not messy)84.320821.3224
focused on the future (not focused on the present)84.21019.9270
unemotional (not emotional)84.22121.739
patient (not impatient)84.05221.9125
two-faced (not one-faced)83.112123.733
🎩 (not 🧢)83.021417.840
motivated (not unmotivated)82.976324.246
quiet (not loud)82.810722.1298
pointed (not random)82.629625.735
careful (not brave)82.33021.1232
hoarder (not unprepared)82.13616.9216
studious (not goof-off)81.640924.950
backdoor (not official)81.114321.9268
methodical (not astonishing)81.011323.4275
never cries (not often crying)80.921523.735
thinker (not doer)80.73826.830
queer (not straight)80.59119.7115
thick (not thin)80.211719.8200
cunning (not honorable)80.219222.7291
money-focused (not love-focused)80.016027.024
🎨 (not 🏀)79.840522.921
OCD (not ADHD)79.219424.634
master (not apprentice)79.147325.5141
metaphorical (not literal)79.03224.1287
interested (not bored)78.926123.530
haunted (not blissful)78.834223.829
picky (not always down)78.816219.550
analysis (not common sense)78.717124.443
smooth (not rough)78.79023.5231
tactful (not indiscreet)78.615925.746
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)78.612528.534
jaded (not innocent)78.640119.839
pro (not noob)78.560526.266
interesting (not tiresome)78.436925.7299
mischievous (not well behaved)78.446225.6277
rational (not whimsical)78.227727.3254
first-mate (not captain)78.127225.9238
paranoid (not naive)78.115620.540
reasoned (not instinctual)77.88028.0242
mature (not juvenile)77.735124.390
cultured (not rustic)77.721326.436
involved (not remote)77.630228.1270
ranged (not melee)77.53522.231
civilized (not barbaric)77.451624.1277
deviant (not average)77.432220.6200
weird (not normal)77.334020.7267
businesslike (not chivalrous)77.322928.843
private (not gregarious)77.031727.1247
child free (not pronatalist)77.025330.0242
gloomy (not sunny)76.929821.633
gossiping (not confidential)76.918430.8299
persistent (not quitter)76.9122326.465
chaste (not lustful)76.78529.5252
roundabout (not direct)76.63028.2288
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)76.516824.378
machiavellian (not transparent)76.422229.344
distant (not touchy-feely)76.429325.847
arcane (not mainstream)76.319325.4263
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.216927.8238
skeptical (not spiritual)76.049727.4256
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.018723.7226
important (not irrelevant)75.687225.095
creative (not conventional)75.333626.1303
androgynous (not gendered)75.31527.0116
workaholic (not slacker)75.389927.584
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.253222.639
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.160126.550
curious (not apathetic)75.042127.4247
charming (not trusting)75.025423.8244
gatherer (not hunter)75.024829.630
tailor (not blacksmith)74.831324.535
egalitarian (not racist)74.7102923.547
side character (not main character)74.735223.512
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.430227.4239
🤑 (not 🤠)74.425425.942
introspective (not not introspective)74.333327.187
🥶 (not 🥵)74.111425.531
extraordinary (not mundane)73.858825.1290
specialist (not generalist)73.723629.490
armoured (not vulnerable)73.547528.4239
formal (not intimate)73.228928.7103
realistic (not fantastical)73.139327.929
gamer (not non-gamer)72.819435.728
sorrowful (not cheery)72.842420.0257
presidential (not folksy)72.738620.538
opinionated (not jealous)72.763731.946
stoic (not expressive)72.722826.8268
valedictorian (not drop out)72.772028.743
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.636328.8260
believable (not poorly-written)72.688027.050
bold (not shy)72.6111324.9282
stable (not moody)72.611128.0234
urban (not rural)72.559927.591
quirky (not predictable)72.527524.441
attentive (not interrupting)72.232735.131
orderly (not chaotic)72.148930.2270
intense (not lighthearted)72.169024.547
old (not young)72.134416.0252
decisive (not hesitant)72.170028.0262
open-minded (not close-minded)72.042527.5254
pensive (not serene)72.045226.140
serious (not playful)71.964325.8255
reasonable (not deranged)71.847828.152
sensible (not ludicrous)71.747128.6261
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.359128.4249
tight (not loose)71.261528.231
opinionated (not neutral)71.1111829.033
miserable (not joyful)71.048624.646
pretentious (not unassuming)70.945328.258
🙃 (not 🥰)70.630128.572
judgemental (not accepting)70.447528.8204
factual (not exaggerating)70.339930.130
🧐 (not 😎)70.330832.050
dramatic (not comedic)70.273725.336
confident (not insecure)70.276429.4253
bitter (not sweet)70.242621.1242
open to new experinces (not uncreative)70.082828.7262
sad (not happy)70.052018.4273
cold (not warm)69.840425.1221
abstract (not concrete)69.424630.740
indie (not pop)69.356832.635
monotone (not expressive)69.319827.250
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)69.239030.2261
Pepsi (not Coke)69.26327.126
dry (not moist)69.127530.329
extravagant (not thrifty)68.846532.332
works hard (not plays hard)68.679832.5240
rich (not poor)68.668726.0246
queen (not princess)68.470232.931
🧕 (not 💃)68.314631.985
spicy (not mild)68.270627.5270
overachiever (not underachiever)68.1106632.036
vengeful (not forgiving)68.154226.5232
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.139526.1256
🤫 (not 🤔)68.110737.051
freelance (not corporate)67.969434.629
enlightened (not lost)67.830829.045
tense (not relaxed)67.7105929.5260
freak (not normie)67.753830.231
repulsive (not attractive)67.520325.0233
experimental (not reliable)67.340429.732
night owl (not morning lark)67.268130.1201
vegan (not cannibal)67.252932.132
stylish (not slovenly)66.976229.7239
practical (not imaginative)66.972031.8243
unorthodox (not traditional)66.964532.890
charismatic (not uninspiring)66.9109129.6260
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.954628.742
🤐 (not 😜)66.949334.338
badass (not weakass)66.9107825.037
demanding (not unchallenging)66.9111926.625
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.862629.839
respectful (not rude)66.774127.0264
sober (not indulgent)66.736931.1283
rebellious (not obedient)66.583526.5230
ugly (not beautiful)66.314225.684
goth (not flower child)66.333630.741
utilitarian (not decorative)66.267731.192
insider (not outsider)66.126333.9172
🦄 (not 🐴)66.038533.340
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.094430.755
human (not animalistic)65.8103530.1231
crafty (not scholarly)65.572333.5284
salacious (not wholesome)65.446729.051
sage (not whippersnapper)65.334729.139
objective (not subjective)65.224333.280
contrarian (not yes-man)65.169929.736
competitive (not cooperative)65.085532.2255
monastic (not hedonist)65.022032.646
good-humored (not angry)64.969425.0266
atheist (not theist)64.968731.487
calm (not anxious)64.736832.0262
quarrelsome (not warm)64.767528.1259
traumatized (not flourishing)64.783330.336
unfixable (not fixable)64.633729.340
tasteful (not lewd)64.586428.5238
playful (not shy)64.598426.6243
sarcastic (not genuine)64.555229.2251
resolute (not wavering)64.591932.144
🐀 (not 🐘)64.439630.873
💀 (not 🎃)64.358730.835
obsessed (not aloof)64.175831.6264
hipster (not basic)64.033329.1204
prudish (not flirtatious)64.042831.123
scientific (not artistic)63.968328.7264
introvert (not extrovert)63.944131.6234
🏌 (not 🤺)63.914835.746
😈 (not 😇)63.858427.175
debased (not pure)63.656128.9252
purple (not orange)63.643531.2205
hard (not soft)63.674927.7213
builder (not explorer)63.647431.3260
transient (not permanent)63.628330.5116
trolling (not triggered)63.623530.827
serious (not bold)63.446630.6275
independent (not codependent)63.491735.0278
subdued (not exuberant)63.434929.635
poisonous (not nurturing)63.348627.9110
proactive (not reactive)63.324832.733
go-getter (not slugabed)63.2140231.131
resistant (not resigned)63.0110530.1260
high standards (not desperate)62.981032.642
flexible (not rigid)62.741530.3252
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.666527.474
deep (not shallow)62.686733.868
dispassionate (not romantic)62.627831.431
still (not twitchy)62.637133.329
funny (not humorless)62.379728.8286
sane (not crazy)62.359329.550
neurotypical (not autistic)62.0117231.0226
👽 (not 🤡)62.062033.248
minimalist (not pack rat)61.959232.843
deep (not epic)61.840128.235
high-tech (not low-tech)61.664932.4235
realist (not idealist)61.664332.885
stoic (not hypochondriac)61.677433.939
active (not slothful)61.5145030.2247
feminist (not sexist)61.5109030.664
efficient (not overprepared)61.599035.142
hard (not soft)61.479627.182
🦇 (not 🐿)61.452133.149
historical (not modern)61.358032.2179
🐷 (not 🐮)61.231333.394
accommodating (not stubborn)61.225931.038
leisurely (not hurried)61.040728.4274
rock (not rap)61.0148225.542
beta (not alpha)60.948830.8256
multicolored (not monochrome)60.860236.477
zany (not regular)60.880630.859
strict (not lenient)60.779228.8255
👻 (not 🤖)60.766032.943
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.674832.6136
chic (not cheesy)60.659530.646
feminine (not masculine)60.565919.2266
creepy (not disarming)60.532628.6123
demonic (not angelic)60.456322.7243
receiving (not giving)60.452832.545
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.348629.934
stingy (not generous)60.350726.333
🥴 (not 🥳)60.273232.163
sturdy (not flimsy)60.2110631.341
varied (not repetitive)60.132129.9141
treasure (not trash)60.1140533.063
tame (not wild)59.952229.1245
scandalous (not proper)59.976133.2250
Greek (not Roman)59.927731.427
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.838030.023
preppy (not punk rock)59.793232.430
compersive (not jealous)59.467329.8226
avant-garde (not classical)59.451432.088
glad (not mad)59.357626.444
liberal (not conservative)59.397531.974
🛌 (not 🧗)59.341632.368
circular (not linear)59.348830.234
fast (not slow)59.2121332.2274
kinky (not vanilla)59.173231.8251
philosophical (not real)59.130531.1178
charming (not awkward)58.9102531.3279
mighty (not puny)58.8119128.5265
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.670832.1209
emancipated (not enslaved)58.5118031.0271
industrial (not domestic)58.469931.478
English (not German)58.4156435.241
geriatric (not vibrant)58.432527.036
cocky (not timid)58.4126733.059
😏 (not 😬)58.386031.458
Russian (not French)58.343533.733
healthy (not sickly)58.2126825.7263
entitled (not grateful)58.277627.733
short (not tall)58.161126.0262
biased (not impartial)58.1124632.7258
variable (not consistent)58.145538.333
water (not fire)58.154435.128
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.0119134.758
existentialist (not nihilist)57.9100931.477
offended (not chill)57.989229.444
psychopath (not empath)57.855429.932
arrogant (not humble)57.791129.8281
💔 (not 💝)57.765829.562
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.529531.8191
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)57.375833.359
fearmongering (not reassuring)57.260830.141
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)57.157929.5223
precise (not vague)56.9117335.8205
statist (not anarchist)56.981833.975
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)56.962130.735
chosen one (not everyman)56.889629.029
🐐 (not 🦒)56.7111133.092
air (not earth)56.537735.136
bright (not depressed)56.479929.5256
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)56.361535.354
traitorous (not loyal)56.035231.1274
concise (not long-winded)56.079032.430
tautology (not oxymoron)55.732032.630
vintage (not trendy)55.6131031.426
flamboyant (not modest)55.577532.9285
summer (not winter)55.587234.532
musical (not off-key)55.465528.139
bossy (not meek)55.3129227.2229
legit (not scrub)55.3145231.255
lavish (not frugal)55.273632.1268
privileged (not oppressed)55.2119728.524
ambitious (not realistic)55.2108434.032
vain (not demure)55.186030.6255
democratic (not authoritarian)55.099134.6280
selfish (not altruistic)55.074133.0259
prestigious (not disreputable)55.0115630.0216
😭 (not 😀)55.081126.964
👟 (not 🥾)54.887836.252
devoted (not unfaithful)54.8160635.229
feisty (not gracious)54.6127831.1235
frenzied (not sleepy)54.6164126.740
antagonist (not protagonist)54.642326.923
fortunate (not unlucky)54.575330.5266
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.5108630.497
📈 (not 📉)54.4130736.259
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.4118931.831
soulful (not soulless)54.3145830.690
stinky (not fresh)54.351433.773
punchable (not loveable)54.359427.936
pacifist (not ferocious)54.266530.9252
outlaw (not sheriff)54.291428.5240
🐩 (not 🐒)54.096335.452
fighter (not lover)54.090027.334
edgy (not politically correct)53.8103332.1249
socialist (not libertarian)53.750734.1218
literary (not mathematical)53.7115234.6262
luddite (not technophile)53.688032.9220
extreme (not moderate)53.6118832.1253
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.682130.825
radical (not centrist)53.698827.246
plastic (not wooden)53.537234.225
not genocidal (not genocidal)53.5140535.436
communal (not individualist)53.364037.183
self-improving (not self-destructive)53.281229.832
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.165532.036
cruel (not kind)53.049024.0300
assertive (not passive)53.0141131.4288
dorky (not cool)53.079732.649
reserved (not chatty)52.893933.1231
dominant (not submissive)52.7128729.0282
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.7123033.626
insulting (not complimentary)52.682330.097
heroic (not villainous)52.5145724.6270
chortling (not giggling)52.5125236.833
😊 (not 🤣)52.4121331.957
Swedish (not Italian)52.486431.424
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.3124432.429
ironic (not profound)52.395630.832
bad boy (not white knight)52.376524.264
western (not eastern)52.2152433.752
perverted (not clean)52.063136.724
frank (not sugarcoated)51.9155335.133
devout (not heathen)51.8106431.7245
social (not reclusive)51.8105732.188
washed (not muddy)51.7124034.031
factual (not poetic)51.3114335.324
hypocritical (not equitable)51.186433.9118
🌟 (not 💩)51.0152632.753
prideful (not envious)51.0166031.543
theoretical (not empirical)50.375633.3260

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Elim Garak (0.747)
  2. Robert Ford (0.723)
  3. Gus Fring (0.717)
  4. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (0.716)
  5. Dr. Harry Wells (0.7)
  6. Dr. Strange (0.694)
  7. Mycroft Holmes (0.692)
  8. Olenna Tyrell (0.687)
  9. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (0.679)
  10. Petyr Baelish (0.673)
  1. Josh Chan (-0.58)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.554)
  3. Finn Hudson (-0.551)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.543)
  5. Philip J. Fry (-0.531)
  6. Barney Gumble (-0.497)
  7. Michael Kelso (-0.497)
  8. Luke Dunphy (-0.495)
  9. Patrick Star (-0.488)
  10. Jason Mendoza (-0.488)

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 Varys to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Varys is described identify as.

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


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