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Varys Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
asexual (not sexual)94.1216.526
secretive (not open-book)93.41612.355
perceptive (not unobservant)93.2459.029
bookish (not sporty)93.04411.4236
alert (not oblivious)92.3189.455
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.28612.5292
deliberate (not spontaneous)91.92314.3267
🧠 (not 💪)91.85116.065
high IQ (not low IQ)91.714813.7242
political (not nonpolitical)91.22720.2294
street-smart (not sheltered)89.87617.5223
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.26215.7261
coordinated (not clumsy)89.211316.7257
driven (not unambitious)88.922415.9245
eloquent (not unpolished)88.76516.7232
guarded (not open)88.610515.6269
worldly (not innocent)88.56414.8285
nerd (not jock)88.415415.6270
manicured (not scruffy)88.317718.0262
cat person (not dog person)88.12218.737
logical (not emotional)88.02515.9297
diligent (not lazy)87.937816.8267
mysterious (not unambiguous)87.42719.9296
cautious (not impulsive)87.32119.8284
resourceful (not helpless)87.323820.094
suspicious (not trusting)87.210220.2270
metrosexual (not macho)86.91712.435
cryptic (not straightforward)86.8819.8278
conspiracist (not sheeple)86.75518.4207
suspicious (not awkward)86.54717.1292
complicated (not simple)86.210919.6242
wise (not foolish)85.48116.6260
competent (not incompetent)85.432022.0247
cynical (not gullible)85.311614.632
work-first (not family-first)85.013923.4306
refined (not rugged)84.88219.6242
patient (not impatient)84.73820.9121
on-time (not tardy)84.624022.433
genius (not dunce)84.417319.1302
neat (not messy)84.317621.3224
focused on the future (not focused on the present)84.21019.9268
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.027325.229
unemotional (not emotional)83.82222.536
quiet (not loud)82.88822.2296
🎨 (not 🏀)82.825815.417
motivated (not unmotivated)82.765424.445
🎩 (not 🧢)82.619318.238
hoarder (not unprepared)82.22817.0213
careful (not brave)82.13021.1230
money-focused (not love-focused)82.113226.321
studious (not goof-off)81.635025.249
backdoor (not official)81.113721.9267
interested (not bored)81.113621.327
methodical (not astonishing)81.010223.4273
queer (not straight)80.77019.6113
thinker (not doer)80.73026.830
gamer (not non-gamer)80.68431.123
two-faced (not one-faced)80.512724.828
thick (not thin)80.29919.8199
cunning (not honorable)80.217822.7290
never cries (not often crying)80.021524.133
pointed (not random)79.838426.830
master (not apprentice)79.540325.0135
metaphorical (not literal)78.92924.1286
picky (not always down)78.914619.848
smooth (not rough)78.87523.5230
haunted (not blissful)78.829223.829
tactful (not indiscreet)78.614425.746
interesting (not tiresome)78.632125.6298
jaded (not innocent)78.635319.839
ranged (not melee)78.42322.629
rational (not whimsical)78.423926.9252
mischievous (not well behaved)78.341325.7275
OCD (not ADHD)78.319827.027
first-mate (not captain)78.124025.9237
paranoid (not naive)78.112720.540
pro (not noob)77.955626.364
deviant (not average)77.727620.2196
mature (not juvenile)77.730224.086
cultured (not rustic)77.619226.331
machiavellian (not transparent)77.617127.542
distant (not touchy-feely)77.622023.645
reasoned (not instinctual)77.56828.1238
weird (not normal)77.429520.5264
civilized (not barbaric)77.445424.1277
involved (not remote)77.427828.3265
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.336720.335
private (not gregarious)77.027327.2244
gossiping (not confidential)77.016530.6296
child free (not pronatalist)76.822930.1238
analysis (not common sense)76.818625.238
chaste (not lustful)76.56529.6250
roundabout (not direct)76.52728.3285
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.513429.031
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.416023.2225
arcane (not mainstream)76.316225.4263
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)76.313924.676
gloomy (not sunny)76.228121.532
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.116328.0236
important (not irrelevant)76.173925.091
skeptical (not spiritual)76.043827.4255
gatherer (not hunter)75.620930.328
businesslike (not chivalrous)75.424130.236
creative (not conventional)75.428925.9300
androgynous (not gendered)75.31227.0116
persistent (not quitter)75.3112726.860
egalitarian (not racist)75.386223.643
workaholic (not slacker)75.278627.783
curious (not apathetic)75.136527.4244
charming (not trusting)75.122623.5242
attentive (not interrupting)75.020932.427
realistic (not fantastical)74.928626.521
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.627427.3238
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.356426.848
introspective (not not introspective)74.029827.286
opinionated (not jealous)73.949131.345
🤑 (not 🤠)73.824725.638
extraordinary (not mundane)73.850825.2288
specialist (not generalist)73.721229.490
armoured (not vulnerable)73.442528.4238
valedictorian (not drop out)73.261928.841
🥶 (not 🥵)73.111826.323
formal (not intimate)72.925828.7102
tailor (not blacksmith)72.936426.928
sorrowful (not cheery)72.836320.0256
stable (not moody)72.89527.7233
tight (not loose)72.846527.629
pensive (not serene)72.736226.830
bold (not shy)72.697125.0281
presidential (not folksy)72.633320.837
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.532528.8259
stoic (not expressive)72.420126.8264
extravagant (not thrifty)72.433828.920
urban (not rural)72.354927.690
decisive (not hesitant)72.262428.2258
orderly (not chaotic)72.143430.2270
sensible (not ludicrous)72.141428.3258
serious (not playful)72.054625.9253
old (not young)72.030816.1248
quirky (not predictable)72.025024.939
open-minded (not close-minded)71.836827.5252
opinionated (not neutral)71.796829.730
factual (not exaggerating)71.331931.020
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.254528.5246
dry (not moist)71.219728.728
abstract (not concrete)71.118829.438
pretentious (not unassuming)71.139728.556
reasonable (not deranged)71.044528.350
miserable (not joyful)71.042824.646
🙃 (not 🥰)70.926527.668
judgemental (not accepting)70.740628.6203
🧐 (not 😎)70.426632.147
confident (not insecure)70.367429.3249
sad (not happy)70.343218.2270
open to new experinces (not uncreative)70.272028.6261
bitter (not sweet)70.237621.1241
believable (not poorly-written)70.292927.445
intense (not lighthearted)70.067525.440
dramatic (not comedic)70.065226.034
cold (not warm)69.735425.1218
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)69.434830.1259
Pepsi (not Coke)69.35227.724
works hard (not plays hard)69.068932.5237
overachiever (not underachiever)69.090230.833
freelance (not corporate)68.959634.926
monotone (not expressive)68.917628.046
rich (not poor)68.860325.8245
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.535425.8253
🤫 (not 🤔)68.57637.449
spicy (not mild)68.363227.5268
trolling (not triggered)68.213926.319
🧕 (not 💃)68.112332.084
vengeful (not forgiving)68.049126.6230
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)67.945828.341
experimental (not reliable)67.935328.227
enlightened (not lost)67.828029.344
tense (not relaxed)67.792129.5260
repulsive (not attractive)67.419224.8226
queen (not princess)67.366433.927
narcissistic (not low self esteem)67.254230.138
indie (not pop)67.255633.931
night owl (not morning lark)67.160030.1200
vegan (not cannibal)66.944832.830
charismatic (not uninspiring)66.895729.6259
respectful (not rude)66.764527.0264
rebellious (not obedient)66.773226.4229
unorthodox (not traditional)66.755533.287
sober (not indulgent)66.632331.1282
stylish (not slovenly)66.668529.8236
demanding (not unchallenging)66.5100127.124
practical (not imaginative)66.464431.9239
utilitarian (not decorative)66.358730.889
insider (not outsider)66.123333.9172
ugly (not beautiful)66.013625.783
badass (not weakass)66.096224.731
goth (not flower child)66.027630.838
objective (not subjective)65.818932.878
resolute (not wavering)65.873232.142
human (not animalistic)65.791530.1229
sage (not whippersnapper)65.629528.534
💀 (not 🎃)65.547830.730
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.483730.654
freak (not normie)65.453130.728
crafty (not scholarly)65.264433.5282
🤐 (not 😜)65.247735.235
good-humored (not angry)65.159425.0264
competitive (not cooperative)65.076632.3254
🦇 (not 🐿)65.038331.845
atheist (not theist)64.959831.487
tasteful (not lewd)64.872928.5234
quarrelsome (not warm)64.860528.2255
still (not twitchy)64.827531.828
calm (not anxious)64.732332.1261
deep (not epic)64.726227.530
sarcastic (not genuine)64.649428.9249
salacious (not wholesome)64.543129.149
obsessed (not aloof)64.465031.5262
playful (not shy)64.487526.6242
contrarian (not yes-man)64.163129.635
introvert (not extrovert)64.037231.6231
hipster (not basic)64.027629.1204
🏌 (not 🤺)63.913635.746
scientific (not artistic)63.858628.7263
builder (not explorer)63.642431.3259
transient (not permanent)63.625030.5116
unfixable (not fixable)63.631829.136
debased (not pure)63.550029.1249
poisonous (not nurturing)63.542827.8108
purple (not orange)63.437731.3201
🐀 (not 🐘)63.436330.771
🦄 (not 🐴)63.439833.337
serious (not bold)63.341230.6271
independent (not codependent)63.381635.0277
monastic (not hedonist)63.320233.542
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.255627.173
rock (not rap)63.2121524.839
hard (not soft)63.167227.6210
flexible (not rigid)62.934930.3249
resistant (not resigned)62.997030.1259
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.625730.819
dispassionate (not romantic)62.624131.431
high standards (not desperate)62.672932.941
😈 (not 😇)62.455227.470
sane (not crazy)62.351029.550
funny (not humorless)62.271828.9283
go-getter (not slugabed)62.2125831.929
sturdy (not flimsy)62.289528.233
efficient (not overprepared)62.183334.440
neurotypical (not autistic)62.0108231.0226
multicolored (not monochrome)62.049336.175
minimalist (not pack rat)61.952132.340
high-tech (not low-tech)61.755532.5232
deep (not shallow)61.777634.165
proactive (not reactive)61.726733.629
active (not slothful)61.5126130.2247
feminist (not sexist)61.595330.664
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.538030.031
receiving (not giving)61.546032.144
realist (not idealist)61.458133.084
👽 (not 🤡)61.456233.247
historical (not modern)61.348832.2177
leisurely (not hurried)61.236128.4270
hard (not soft)61.270527.480
zany (not regular)61.270530.958
traumatized (not flourishing)61.181931.031
stoic (not hypochondriac)61.168133.031
beta (not alpha)61.042730.8254
strict (not lenient)60.870128.7254
🐷 (not 🐮)60.828633.293
subdued (not exuberant)60.736530.727
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.665532.7133
feminine (not masculine)60.457619.1264
summer (not winter)60.463032.027
demonic (not angelic)60.350022.8240
varied (not repetitive)60.326330.0138
creepy (not disarming)60.329128.5118
avant-garde (not classical)60.342631.885
👻 (not 🤖)60.358732.941
accommodating (not stubborn)60.324531.833
🥴 (not 🥳)60.262932.163
stingy (not generous)60.245926.732
glad (not mad)60.148326.243
treasure (not trash)60.1123133.063
tame (not wild)60.045228.9241
scandalous (not proper)60.065933.2248
Greek (not Roman)59.924431.427
chic (not cheesy)59.953530.142
prudish (not flirtatious)59.949830.920
😏 (not 😬)59.769831.156
kinky (not vanilla)59.662431.5246
compersive (not jealous)59.456629.8226
fast (not slow)59.2105532.2274
preppy (not punk rock)59.183632.025
industrial (not domestic)59.058631.377
Russian (not French)59.035234.129
water (not fire)59.043835.221
charming (not awkward)58.990431.3278
philosophical (not real)58.927331.0177
circular (not linear)58.945029.932
liberal (not conservative)58.887232.270
mighty (not puny)58.7104328.4264
💔 (not 💝)58.755929.858
cocky (not timid)58.7108732.956
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.562832.1208
🛌 (not 🧗)58.439932.366
English (not German)58.4138335.241
healthy (not sickly)58.3111325.5260
variable (not consistent)58.338738.529
short (not tall)58.154126.1242
emancipated (not enslaved)58.1103731.0268
fighter (not lover)58.167226.527
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.0105634.758
entitled (not grateful)58.070126.527
biased (not impartial)57.9109332.7256
existentialist (not nihilist)57.989331.477
offended (not chill)57.977429.444
arrogant (not humble)57.880029.7280
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)57.853831.133
vintage (not trendy)57.7108030.623
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.524931.8191
chosen one (not everyman)57.577729.827
geriatric (not vibrant)57.429727.434
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.966833.558
psychopath (not empath)56.951029.428
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.853329.4219
bright (not depressed)56.769729.4251
🐐 (not 🦒)56.795733.092
precise (not vague)56.6103935.9202
frenzied (not sleepy)56.6137426.430
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.696931.026
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)56.554035.452
legit (not scrub)56.3125830.654
musical (not off-key)56.353226.835
concise (not long-winded)56.266832.326
traitorous (not loyal)56.031031.2271
antagonist (not protagonist)55.836027.520
chortling (not giggling)55.698035.229
flamboyant (not modest)55.567632.9285
bossy (not meek)55.3114127.2229
fearmongering (not reassuring)55.359430.438
lavish (not frugal)55.266332.1266
statist (not anarchist)55.276333.871
vain (not demure)55.076230.6254
prestigious (not disreputable)55.0101930.0216
selfish (not altruistic)54.866832.9258
soulful (not soulless)54.8125530.389
democratic (not authoritarian)54.786034.6277
feisty (not gracious)54.7113531.1234
fortunate (not unlucky)54.666830.6264
😭 (not 😀)54.671527.261
punchable (not loveable)54.652629.628
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.594130.497
factual (not poetic)54.589934.822
👟 (not 🥾)54.479436.451
📈 (not 📉)54.4113136.259
perverted (not clean)54.453136.722
pacifist (not ferocious)54.257730.9250
communal (not individualist)54.152237.380
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)54.156932.629
air (not earth)54.140034.634
radical (not centrist)54.182927.345
outlaw (not sheriff)54.080628.5237
dorky (not cool)54.068831.946
stinky (not fresh)54.043933.972
plastic (not wooden)54.032533.721
literary (not mathematical)53.999234.5261
privileged (not oppressed)53.9110528.523
ironic (not profound)53.977231.924
socialist (not libertarian)53.742034.1218
edgy (not politically correct)53.792032.1247
ambitious (not realistic)53.6102233.026
luddite (not technophile)53.478632.9219
extreme (not moderate)53.2106632.2248
🐩 (not 🐒)53.186035.149
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.0105031.024
bashful (not exhibitionist)53.049632.923
reserved (not chatty)52.981733.1230
assertive (not passive)52.9124431.4287
insulting (not complimentary)52.872129.994
cruel (not kind)52.744523.8297
social (not reclusive)52.691931.684
washed (not muddy)52.6105834.230
dominant (not submissive)52.5113928.8279
heroic (not villainous)52.4126724.6269
bad boy (not white knight)52.467024.662
not genocidal (not genocidal)52.2123835.035
western (not eastern)52.1133233.750
devout (not heathen)52.092031.5244
frank (not sugarcoated)52.0134335.631
devoted (not unfaithful)51.8142634.627
oxymoron (not tautology)51.5112931.925
😊 (not 🤣)51.3107031.855
🌟 (not 💩)51.2132432.748
prideful (not envious)51.1144931.741
hypocritical (not equitable)50.976833.9117
self-improving (not self-destructive)50.977629.628
Swedish (not Italian)50.980231.123
theoretical (not empirical)50.366133.3260
bad-cook (not good-cook)50.390830.321

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 (0.74)
  2. Robert Ford (0.728)
  3. Gus Fring (0.716)
  4. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (0.709)
  5. Dr. Harry Wells (0.699)
  6. Dr. Strange (0.694)
  7. Olenna Tyrell (0.694)
  8. Mycroft Holmes (0.689)
  9. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (0.681)
  10. Petyr Baelish (0.673)
  1. Josh Chan (-0.556)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.55)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.545)
  4. Philip J. Fry (-0.517)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.501)
  6. Luke Dunphy (-0.497)
  7. Michael Kelso (-0.494)
  8. Jason Mendoza (-0.488)
  9. Denny (-0.486)
  10. Xander Harris (-0.479)

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.



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