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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
devoted (not unfaithful)95.9237.913
short (not tall)94.61013.0388
emotional (not unemotional)94.1177.815
loyal (not traitorous)92.410715.7353
oppressed (not privileged)92.2716.651
kind (not cruel)91.96812.9387
love-focused (not money-focused)90.39612.216
soulful (not soulless)89.97619.1105
diligent (not lazy)89.627714.9367
white knight (not bad boy)89.52316.520
heroic (not villainous)89.213716.2344
humble (not arrogant)88.81718.2361
anxious (not calm)88.84215.6362
genuine (not sarcastic)88.82918.1337
giving (not receiving)88.64217.626
low self esteem (not narcissistic)88.51314.653
treasure (not trash)88.311720.3152
altruistic (not selfish)88.13818.9381
grateful (not entitled)88.12018.456
asexual (not sexual)87.61421.348
egalitarian (not racist)87.321316.7109
first-mate (not captain)86.66120.0408
😇 (not 😈)86.46219.9122
persistent (not quitter)86.451521.8150
generous (not stingy)86.27421.865
warm (not cold)86.19418.6346
pure (not debased)85.74319.6378
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)85.71626.2259
scruffy (not manicured)85.77718.3386
quirky (not predictable)85.35323.419
sweet (not bitter)85.18118.6327
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)84.96925.7285
poor (not rich)84.73826.3307
extraordinary (not mundane)84.615521.1351
tense (not relaxed)84.524519.5347
wholesome (not salacious)83.711322.4120
fantastical (not realistic)83.78923.047
works hard (not plays hard)83.519023.6379
🌟 (not 💩)83.524024.2131
expressive (not monotone)83.118524.814
protagonist (not antagonist)82.920315.318
gatherer (not hunter)82.77318.349
twitchy (not still)82.613319.982
demure (not vain)82.51821.4318
nurturing (not poisonous)82.417618.9144
emotional (not logical)82.313121.1337
respectful (not rude)81.819322.5359
frugal (not lavish)81.75525.6337
active (not slothful)81.741920.4310
devout (not heathen)81.55225.1337
complimentary (not insulting)81.511223.4104
interested (not bored)81.413118.353
submissive (not dominant)81.27624.6384
vegan (not cannibal)81.28225.439
cooperative (not competitive)81.16725.2342
one-faced (not two-faced)81.126326.780
workaholic (not slacker)81.052824.289
expressive (not stoic)80.920724.8336
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.817622.4172
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)80.823028.88
important (not irrelevant)80.748624.9210
perceptive (not unobservant)80.752619.247
honorable (not cunning)80.414623.6379
nerd (not jock)80.330720.6324
🥰 (not 🙃)80.35429.2193
soft (not hard)79.912021.094
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)79.88926.3206
hurried (not leisurely)79.77321.8388
thin (not thick)79.77625.7266
motivated (not unmotivated)79.673625.122
weird (not normal)79.622422.1376
angelic (not demonic)79.518721.3384
accepting (not judgemental)79.413325.2259
curious (not apathetic)79.419123.3357
folksy (not presidential)79.412122.442
touchy-feely (not distant)79.412024.519
romantic (not dispassionate)79.327917.644
feminist (not sexist)78.641624.6139
meek (not bossy)78.57624.7372
good-humored (not angry)78.522920.7351
crafty (not scholarly)78.322221.2432
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.310323.6117
arcane (not mainstream)78.213824.5299
slovenly (not stylish)78.18825.6357
empath (not psychopath)78.131225.069
beta (not alpha)78.113526.8313
soft (not hard)78.015023.7309
glad (not mad)78.011423.8129
obsessed (not aloof)77.921726.5364
yes-man (not contrarian)77.85427.217
frenzied (not sleepy)77.831120.233
😊 (not 🤣)77.616026.0121
🦄 (not 🐴)77.414730.1123
forgiving (not vengeful)77.319026.9305
unassuming (not pretentious)77.15328.2118
sensitive (not thick-skinned)77.112526.5318
metrosexual (not macho)77.115327.831
often crying (not never cries)77.116619.421
low-tech (not high-tech)77.015427.6319
stuttering (not rhythmic)76.94923.548
luddite (not technophile)76.96126.6260
chivalrous (not businesslike)76.712026.658
rugged (not refined)76.520723.3361
loveable (not punchable)76.330027.941
innocent (not jaded)76.210125.113
vulnerable (not armoured)76.110224.5341
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.151725.5293
🎨 (not 🏀)76.044426.756
💝 (not 💔)75.917832.4201
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.916428.1119
🐐 (not 🦒)75.98527.7186
brave (not careful)75.831729.6323
deep (not shallow)75.827125.4151
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.711826.1281
always down (not picky)75.74326.924
📈 (not 📉)75.414131.0101
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.27929.6360
chaste (not lustful)75.010330.1317
believable (not poorly-written)75.055825.140
warm (not quarrelsome)74.818825.8353
clumsy (not coordinated)74.715823.8352
👻 (not 🤖)74.711323.9121
awkward (not suspicious)74.713324.7371
timid (not cocky)74.77923.414
legit (not scrub)74.651430.8181
radical (not centrist)74.618124.414
involved (not remote)74.637325.7293
whimsical (not rational)74.422025.9320
chatty (not reserved)74.336528.2363
innocent (not worldly)74.110227.0346
democratic (not authoritarian)74.021031.0320
trusting (not charming)73.98025.9323
biased (not impartial)73.836326.8285
🤠 (not 🤑)73.730429.1100
liberal (not conservative)73.532728.1119
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.431729.5109
zany (not regular)73.434824.8107
flower child (not goth)73.244531.910
insecure (not confident)73.110728.2366
desperate (not high standards)73.115327.471
compersive (not jealous)72.817226.3278
domestic (not industrial)72.713228.6109
traumatized (not flourishing)72.736730.650
water (not fire)72.317328.175
moody (not stable)72.251027.6358
fixable (not unfixable)72.123228.454
backdoor (not official)72.130229.6348
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.160332.015
instinctual (not reasoned)72.036028.7366
go-getter (not slugabed)72.079029.2100
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.962624.842
extreme (not moderate)71.856028.7314
vintage (not trendy)71.856230.135
reliable (not experimental)71.734034.944
apprentice (not master)71.718231.3177
earth (not air)71.533330.248
indie (not pop)71.338033.022
driven (not unambitious)71.3100929.2305
hard-work (not natural-talent)71.236831.175
equitable (not hypocritical)71.028131.4108
gullible (not cynical)71.016720.914
creative (not conventional)70.935928.6335
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.849131.5106
family-first (not work-first)70.639033.9423
trusting (not suspicious)70.522730.1348
abstract (not concrete)70.519329.0138
historical (not modern)70.427829.6239
open to new experinces (not uncreative)70.364629.7333
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.028330.7184
overachiever (not underachiever)70.078932.559
artistic (not scientific)69.931825.4316
modest (not flamboyant)69.543233.7375
subjective (not objective)69.411727.898
moist (not dry)69.318328.233
badass (not weakass)69.379931.749
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.337830.3132
thrifty (not extravagant)69.330131.861
outlaw (not sheriff)69.245127.4299
resourceful (not helpless)69.094527.289
lover (not fighter)69.033629.677
lowbrow (not highbrow)68.913627.2345
rural (not urban)68.916530.0177
literary (not mathematical)68.834924.5287
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.865631.6105
bold (not serious)68.541828.7374
doer (not thinker)68.554232.580
child free (not pronatalist)68.048631.9217
bookish (not sporty)67.965126.9356
🐷 (not 🐮)67.817329.7184
long-winded (not concise)67.824223.315
queen (not princess)67.660435.714
🐒 (not 🐩)67.530830.0128
clean (not perverted)67.566827.663
unpolished (not eloquent)67.429230.0288
roundabout (not direct)67.311531.5365
👽 (not 🤡)67.333629.6101
😎 (not 🧐)67.244733.7118
vibrant (not geriatric)67.067028.841
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.025238.152
opinionated (not jealous)67.070826.025
deviant (not average)66.956229.4257
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)66.956731.0359
unlucky (not fortunate)66.835928.6356
open-minded (not close-minded)66.848530.3417
spontaneous (not scheduled)66.741732.6359
outsider (not insider)66.737432.4293
cryptic (not straightforward)66.414330.3357
introspective (not not introspective)66.254130.4157
muddy (not washed)66.126224.817
pacifist (not ferocious)66.026730.5355
repulsive (not attractive)66.020327.6360
circular (not linear)65.920429.034
chaotic (not orderly)65.847931.8340
old (not young)65.838928.3342
🤫 (not 🤔)65.712529.5109
exaggerating (not factual)65.748330.850
theist (not atheist)65.625030.274
funny (not humorless)65.556528.0342
English (not German)65.4102231.436
tailor (not blacksmith)65.461930.833
mischievous (not well behaved)65.366430.0380
competent (not incompetent)65.3101029.1314
gregarious (not private)65.231030.0330
queer (not straight)65.213226.6126
🧠 (not 💪)65.277928.8132
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.217129.148
profound (not ironic)64.927231.853
🎃 (not 💀)64.937535.050
utilitarian (not decorative)64.861729.482
🐿 (not 🦇)64.851934.3121
codependent (not independent)64.630635.6416
unorthodox (not traditional)64.655633.094
accommodating (not stubborn)64.318034.983
avant-garde (not classical)64.231131.681
interesting (not tiresome)64.180630.6331
pro (not noob)64.092635.6112
exuberant (not subdued)64.058329.348
pensive (not serene)64.084426.438
astonishing (not methodical)63.828430.5367
idealist (not realist)63.840832.3114
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.534633.548
spiritual (not skeptical)63.419531.3347
disarming (not creepy)63.483830.3144
juvenile (not mature)63.444727.7101
dorky (not cool)63.443632.8143
fast (not slow)63.281927.5336
vague (not precise)63.218729.7301
Swedish (not Italian)63.134730.028
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.030929.613
night owl (not morning lark)62.865231.2244
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.854030.8133
off-key (not musical)62.847034.439
machiavellian (not transparent)62.648225.213
civilized (not barbaric)62.583828.1332
emancipated (not enslaved)62.479037.9301
autistic (not neurotypical)62.39727.3309
resistant (not resigned)62.391933.5334
sickly (not healthy)62.221928.6311
repetitive (not varied)62.255131.5172
gracious (not feisty)62.120632.9282
efficient (not overprepared)62.179131.652
imaginative (not practical)62.035932.1308
wooden (not plastic)61.683232.142
tautology (not oxymoron)61.615432.35
minimalist (not pack rat)61.449635.7108
unchallenging (not demanding)61.217433.461
ambitious (not realistic)61.172336.261
prestigious (not disreputable)61.077032.1333
existentialist (not nihilist)61.063631.962
intimate (not formal)60.652131.6179
triggered (not trolling)60.677329.031
wise (not foolish)60.567427.8341
explorer (not builder)60.554331.9375
fast-talking (not slow-talking)60.576234.950
simple (not complicated)60.325232.2317
monastic (not hedonist)60.230930.982
awkward (not charming)60.137830.6342
messy (not neat)60.043831.0304
beautiful (not ugly)60.0110536.3109
prideful (not envious)60.0105032.381
human (not animalistic)59.997729.9326
consistent (not variable)59.972431.638
empirical (not theoretical)59.849830.8277
androgynous (not gendered)59.85832.9159
passive (not assertive)59.725934.1356
multicolored (not monochrome)59.750534.165
hesitant (not decisive)59.626633.5403
giggling (not chortling)59.630830.634
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.550733.5318
hoarder (not unprepared)59.572229.7338
tasteful (not lewd)59.482529.9314
opinionated (not neutral)59.3126033.581
punk rock (not preppy)59.149630.938
poetic (not factual)59.042529.736
on-time (not tardy)59.091031.555
🥳 (not 🥴)58.940636.7107
sorrowful (not cheery)58.875130.5352
anarchist (not statist)58.451931.4188
valedictorian (not drop out)58.490533.5141
🐀 (not 🐘)58.348635.6180
🤺 (not 🏌)58.2102233.7115
ranged (not melee)58.260430.436
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)58.265730.764
🥾 (not 👟)58.156238.4115
sage (not whippersnapper)58.149635.140
non-gamer (not gamer)58.179036.050
chic (not cheesy)58.152230.715
hipster (not basic)57.738531.1312
frank (not sugarcoated)57.7106232.321
reassuring (not fearmongering)57.573933.023
playful (not serious)57.448730.0333
sober (not indulgent)57.454034.4361
freak (not normie)57.471132.876
💃 (not 🧕)57.287234.1201
lighthearted (not intense)57.136536.257
loud (not quiet)57.073134.3339
🧗 (not 🛌)57.087133.5180
dramatic (not comedic)56.997732.066
communal (not individualist)56.739734.9107
socialist (not libertarian)56.622735.2280
wild (not tame)56.684231.1363
specialist (not generalist)56.682233.682
goof-off (not studious)56.643732.3125
tight (not loose)56.694531.044
freelance (not corporate)56.579234.547
chosen one (not everyman)56.573329.520
impulsive (not cautious)56.468433.4333
orange (not purple)56.457730.7319
cultured (not rustic)56.485129.613
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.324329.4207
alert (not oblivious)56.395030.4134
self-disciplined (not disorganized)56.2104934.3384
shy (not playful)56.129231.0348
joyful (not miserable)56.148830.9120
pointed (not random)56.1110532.452
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.087636.033
😜 (not 🤐)55.963336.1113
transient (not permanent)55.845431.6138
analysis (not common sense)55.879131.624
crazy (not sane)55.670129.0131
stinky (not fresh)55.437833.8197
impatient (not patient)55.389336.1142
😭 (not 😀)55.364036.5123
sunny (not gloomy)55.358531.447
🥵 (not 🥶)55.371030.845
blissful (not haunted)55.337932.968
summer (not winter)55.371236.611
mysterious (not unambiguous)55.059232.2409
political (not nonpolitical)54.881634.3369
prudish (not flirtatious)54.857831.19
flimsy (not sturdy)54.738033.443
rough (not smooth)54.665331.0286
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.540532.436
resolute (not wavering)54.4110235.0117
Pepsi (not Coke)54.446736.656
mighty (not puny)54.1107333.2369
ludicrous (not sensible)54.157734.4308
edgy (not politically correct)54.084632.1339
🧢 (not 🎩)54.067737.3111
paranoid (not naive)53.992340.117
secretive (not open-book)53.798330.944
masculine (not feminine)53.690422.8327
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.673334.2368
lenient (not strict)53.463033.4357
genius (not dunce)53.3106828.4390
enlightened (not lost)53.166533.338
rebellious (not obedient)52.994433.7341
mild (not spicy)52.851332.2325
😬 (not 😏)52.859133.7132
proactive (not reactive)52.861935.49
ADHD (not OCD)52.751336.653
introvert (not extrovert)52.659433.7393
attentive (not interrupting)52.675931.050
intellectual (not physical)52.598531.3317
street-smart (not sheltered)52.498232.7317
tactful (not indiscreet)52.2103433.9114
high IQ (not low IQ)52.0129329.7288
self-destructive (not self-improving)51.983535.850
literal (not metaphorical)51.8105236.0315
rigid (not flexible)51.889832.5311
deliberate (not spontaneous)51.7101934.4357
confidential (not gossiping)51.6103833.7403
deranged (not reasonable)51.564229.5129
western (not eastern)51.5121331.8137
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.474836.2314
depressed (not bright)51.471232.0322
French (not Russian)51.399929.535
rock (not rap)51.3136025.420
shy (not bold)51.221231.4331
sad (not happy)51.297831.2321
open (not guarded)51.137434.8338
kinky (not vanilla)51.080335.1302
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.042133.1250
philosophical (not real)51.045133.1259
chill (not offended)50.962433.060
Roman (not Greek)50.684632.526
proper (not scandalous)50.578134.0369
reclusive (not social)50.568935.2204
deep (not epic)50.574832.243
dog person (not cat person)50.583034.117

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 (0.735)
  2. Maurice (0.732)
  3. Hilda Spellman (0.716)
  4. The Scarecrow (0.709)
  5. Arthur Weasley (0.694)
  6. Miguel (0.685)
  7. George O'Malley (0.684)
  8. Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (0.682)
  9. Aang (0.678)
  10. Joyce Byers (0.671)
  1. Cal Hockley (-0.575)
  2. Tom Buchanan (-0.554)
  3. Hans (-0.543)
  4. Sal Maroni (-0.529)
  5. Joey Donner (-0.509)
  6. Park Dong-ik (-0.508)
  7. Mr. Big (-0.5)
  8. Coriolanus Snow (-0.492)
  9. Bob Kelso (-0.49)
  10. Samuel Norton (-0.485)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.53)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.52)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.33)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.3)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.27)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.21)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.19)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.19)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.17)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.17)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.07)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.03)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.02)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.02)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.02)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.03)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.07)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.15)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.2)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.21)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.32)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.47)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.47)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.53)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.54)


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