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Dobby Personality Statistics

Dobby is a character from Harry Potter. 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
short (not tall)95.1312.0368
loyal (not traitorous)92.27615.8331
kind (not cruel)92.23212.8374
soulful (not soulless)91.82014.681
diligent (not lazy)89.717214.6341
humble (not arrogant)89.01418.1351
heroic (not villainous)88.99516.5328
anxious (not calm)88.82715.7352
altruistic (not selfish)88.71418.5346
genuine (not sarcastic)88.71818.3306
treasure (not trash)87.39621.3106
😇 (not 😈)87.02619.2109
first-mate (not captain)86.53720.3387
egalitarian (not racist)86.513517.489
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)86.43424.0273
persistent (not quitter)86.430921.8137
scruffy (not manicured)86.24817.9368
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)86.1926.3237
warm (not cold)86.05618.4321
pure (not debased)85.72619.3340
extraordinary (not mundane)84.99121.0315
sweet (not bitter)84.94918.9315
tense (not relaxed)84.713019.3332
poor (not rich)84.62226.3292
wholesome (not salacious)83.67321.8102
🌟 (not 💩)83.612923.3110
emotional (not logical)83.37519.6301
works hard (not plays hard)83.214524.1350
demure (not vain)83.21120.6291
nurturing (not poisonous)82.011419.3132
active (not slothful)81.825820.5294
respectful (not rude)81.812422.7344
frugal (not lavish)81.73925.4324
devout (not heathen)81.73625.4318
dramatic (not no-nonsense)81.49921.6156
🥰 (not 🙃)81.41828.5173
complimentary (not insulting)81.16723.892
cooperative (not competitive)81.14525.3327
submissive (not dominant)80.94624.7364
nerd (not jock)80.818519.6298
expressive (not stoic)80.711525.0329
important (not irrelevant)80.628125.3182
workaholic (not slacker)80.534023.264
hurried (not leisurely)80.43221.1359
honorable (not cunning)80.29823.4325
weird (not normal)80.112221.9362
thin (not thick)80.04625.7251
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)79.86023.283
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)79.65426.1179
curious (not apathetic)79.510923.1340
angelic (not demonic)79.211521.4366
soft (not hard)79.18020.777
feminist (not sexist)79.022523.9128
arcane (not mainstream)78.89423.6288
accepting (not judgemental)78.87325.6244
crafty (not scholarly)78.513821.3408
good-humored (not angry)78.414220.8331
obsessed (not aloof)78.312426.4335
meek (not bossy)78.35124.9354
glad (not mad)78.26323.2114
slovenly (not stylish)78.05525.7346
soft (not hard)78.07823.7297
😊 (not 🤣)78.08725.395
beta (not alpha)77.99227.0300
forgiving (not vengeful)77.911326.6282
rugged (not refined)77.212023.1338
unassuming (not pretentious)77.23828.695
luddite (not technophile)77.15226.5252
low-tech (not high-tech)77.110527.5296
brave (not careful)76.917129.0299
deep (not shallow)76.915225.0108
sensitive (not thick-skinned)76.77726.9305
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)76.78626.6101
provincial (not cosmopolitan)76.57226.0255
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.313926.794
🦄 (not 🐴)76.39430.9108
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.230324.8270
💝 (not 💔)76.09132.2188
warm (not quarrelsome)75.910325.1323
vulnerable (not armoured)75.86724.5331
domestic (not industrial)75.76926.382
chaste (not lustful)75.65829.5300
📈 (not 📉)75.58930.490
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.15229.9327
clumsy (not coordinated)74.98923.6342
involved (not remote)74.920625.5277
biased (not impartial)74.921326.3270
whimsical (not rational)74.812125.4296
awkward (not suspicious)74.78724.8354
👻 (not 🤖)74.46623.685
🐐 (not 🦒)74.46928.4165
zany (not regular)74.319323.692
legit (not scrub)74.033831.0161
chatty (not reserved)73.821828.5348
trusting (not charming)73.83626.0312
democratic (not authoritarian)73.714431.2306
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.525030.489
insecure (not confident)73.46727.7336
innocent (not worldly)73.46727.4317
backdoor (not official)73.020329.1333
🤠 (not 🤑)72.918729.383
extreme (not moderate)72.532828.1296
instinctual (not reasoned)72.321628.6353
moody (not stable)72.230627.5349
driven (not unambitious)71.859928.9285
apprentice (not master)71.711630.7149
compersive (not jealous)71.611126.6260
go-getter (not slugabed)71.446629.992
liberal (not conservative)71.222329.290
family-first (not work-first)71.020633.6405
modest (not flamboyant)70.726633.3348
creative (not conventional)70.621328.7311
historical (not modern)70.418330.0224
trusting (not suspicious)70.412530.0327
🤫 (not 🤔)70.13327.287
artistic (not scientific)69.617925.5303
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.638530.0309
outlaw (not sheriff)69.426427.5289
resourceful (not helpless)69.458527.463
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.419731.4169
rural (not urban)69.311330.7158
abstract (not concrete)69.213429.0116
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.19627.2333
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.139631.995
🐒 (not 🐩)69.115829.1109
literary (not mathematical)68.821924.3272
subjective (not objective)68.87928.583
equitable (not hypocritical)68.823332.166
bold (not serious)68.525428.6352
child free (not pronatalist)68.431632.0195
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.223930.2108
👽 (not 🤡)68.119528.888
cryptic (not straightforward)67.88529.6335
🐷 (not 🐮)67.510930.2171
roundabout (not direct)67.46531.5355
unpolished (not eloquent)67.418830.1279
bookish (not sporty)67.340627.3326
idealist (not realist)67.319629.280
outsider (not insider)67.223032.1266
deviant (not average)67.235129.4247
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)67.133631.0341
introspective (not not introspective)67.132429.5137
open-minded (not close-minded)67.027730.2399
unorthodox (not traditional)66.730531.777
spontaneous (not scheduled)66.624732.5332
chaotic (not orderly)66.328331.6324
old (not young)66.325328.1327
😎 (not 🧐)66.325833.697
gregarious (not private)66.117629.7310
juvenile (not mature)66.123826.878
unlucky (not fortunate)66.024429.0324
repulsive (not attractive)66.013527.6333
pacifist (not ferocious)65.817530.4332
mischievous (not well behaved)65.840229.6373
🧠 (not 💪)65.448629.1102
pro (not noob)65.353535.591
funny (not humorless)65.033528.1318
theist (not atheist)64.915429.760
competent (not incompetent)64.862629.1301
codependent (not independent)64.719435.5392
queer (not straight)64.37325.8111
disarming (not creepy)64.250429.7123
astonishing (not methodical)63.816930.7334
existentialist (not nihilist)63.829729.652
avant-garde (not classical)63.818332.274
night owl (not morning lark)63.739130.5216
🐿 (not 🦇)63.732734.0105
spiritual (not skeptical)63.612231.3315
interesting (not tiresome)63.647430.7317
dorky (not cool)63.527232.2125
fast (not slow)63.348327.7321
repetitive (not varied)63.332431.3136
emancipated (not enslaved)63.244837.6280
utilitarian (not decorative)63.144129.366
resistant (not resigned)62.854433.3285
vague (not precise)62.812729.9281
monastic (not hedonist)62.612528.966
autistic (not neurotypical)62.26127.3300
gracious (not feisty)62.212832.6253
sickly (not healthy)62.113628.9287
civilized (not barbaric)61.954228.1319
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)61.632531.2113
🤺 (not 🏌)61.655331.885
imaginative (not practical)61.121132.4280
multicolored (not monochrome)60.927533.456
awkward (not charming)60.722830.4315
explorer (not builder)60.532632.1366
wise (not foolish)60.341627.9309
simple (not complicated)60.316132.2305
beautiful (not ugly)60.364935.582
minimalist (not pack rat)60.332936.694
prestigious (not disreputable)60.249732.3320
intimate (not formal)60.230832.1162
human (not animalistic)60.159829.5301
passive (not assertive)60.116333.8341
empirical (not theoretical)60.033631.0259
hesitant (not decisive)59.917633.4385
androgynous (not gendered)59.74133.2136
tasteful (not lewd)59.652030.3290
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.329533.3303
messy (not neat)59.326730.9265
hoarder (not unprepared)59.245229.4327
valedictorian (not drop out)59.056433.8125
sorrowful (not cheery)58.947330.7339
anarchist (not statist)58.130631.4170
sober (not indulgent)57.834834.3344
playful (not serious)57.727430.2316
🐀 (not 🐘)57.532435.6164
hipster (not basic)57.422030.9293
🥾 (not 👟)57.435538.3102
resolute (not wavering)57.261334.1104
🥳 (not 🥴)57.226037.483
impulsive (not cautious)57.140233.5313
socialist (not libertarian)57.112035.5261
goof-off (not studious)57.125332.9101
communal (not individualist)57.025435.371
💃 (not 🧕)57.052434.3172
wild (not tame)56.949230.7326
loud (not quiet)56.843134.0315
impatient (not patient)56.653236.4129
self-disciplined (not disorganized)56.365034.3372
specialist (not generalist)56.353133.868
😭 (not 😀)56.238936.5104
🧗 (not 🛌)56.252933.3162
orange (not purple)56.136330.8282
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.111229.6195
stinky (not fresh)56.023533.6181
🧢 (not 🎩)55.738037.095
political (not nonpolitical)55.646334.3346
shy (not playful)55.520330.9337
alert (not oblivious)55.559330.0117
joyful (not miserable)55.428931.7105
mysterious (not unambiguous)55.235932.2394
😜 (not 🤐)55.237136.898
rough (not smooth)54.938830.8269
transient (not permanent)54.731031.6130
crazy (not sane)54.545529.2112
mighty (not puny)54.465433.2341
ludicrous (not sensible)54.435434.3298
edgy (not politically correct)54.452731.9327
😬 (not 😏)54.035533.2117
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.747934.5337
genius (not dunce)53.465827.8329
masculine (not feminine)53.157322.4315
introvert (not extrovert)53.037133.6356
rebellious (not obedient)53.058533.8322
mild (not spicy)52.932632.0305
literal (not metaphorical)52.664735.6285
high IQ (not low IQ)52.479929.7256
intellectual (not physical)52.361531.2307
tactful (not indiscreet)52.265734.998
street-smart (not sheltered)52.162032.6298
lenient (not strict)52.040133.5333
rigid (not flexible)52.055632.5293
sad (not happy)51.860730.8299
deliberate (not spontaneous)51.765034.5346
open (not guarded)51.721434.9318
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.644636.1290
real (not philosophical)51.569033.5234
confidential (not gossiping)51.462633.9366
western (not eastern)51.275731.7129
social (not reclusive)51.252535.3191
deranged (not reasonable)51.139929.3115
shy (not bold)51.013431.6311
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.968232.9234
bright (not depressed)50.252132.3305
vanilla (not kinky)50.348335.0286
proper (not scandalous)50.349934.1354

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rubeus Hagrid (0.74)
  2. The Scarecrow (0.702)
  3. Aang (0.692)
  4. Arthur Weasley (0.69)
  5. Hilda Spellman (0.688)
  1. Tom Buchanan (-0.56)
  2. Sal Maroni (-0.523)
  3. Coriolanus Snow (-0.514)
  4. Mr. Big (-0.499)
  5. Samuel Norton (-0.488)

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: INFP (r = 0.62)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.57)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.5)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.47)
  5. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.47)
  6. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.46)
  7. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.46)
  8. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.4)
  9. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.39)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.36)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.32)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.25)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.24)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.2)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.2)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.17)
  17. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.17)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.16)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.16)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.12)
  21. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.1)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.09)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.18)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.19)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.21)


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