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Simba Personality Statistics

Simba is a character from The Lion King. 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
important (not irrelevant)91.09614.9913
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)90.78213.01338
heroic (not villainous)90.110212.31322
summer (not winter)89.63714.736
kind (not cruel)89.412312.41328
orange (not purple)89.0816.91319
young (not old)88.76214.31317
curious (not apathetic)88.52714.91206
healthy (not sickly)88.56513.91418
soulful (not soulless)88.211914.21145
protagonist (not antagonist)88.18520.047
beautiful (not ugly)87.927413.61119
vibrant (not geriatric)87.56916.6126
flower child (not goth)86.811714.537
warm (not cold)86.58612.81325
playful (not shy)86.418713.81313
loyal (not traitorous)85.838416.11314
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.711215.91353
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.715016.21442
sporty (not bookish)85.38314.41375
emotional (not unemotional)85.318613.451
🌟 (not 💩)85.119518.1491
treasure (not trash)84.723517.2576
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.621916.81515
explorer (not builder)84.35416.01681
not genocidal (not genocidal)84.220019.941
expressive (not monotone)84.015621.551
wholesome (not salacious)83.911018.3498
egalitarian (not racist)83.539019.4493
disarming (not creepy)83.28214.5641
😜 (not 🤐)83.212318.6436
attractive (not repulsive)83.131616.41317
active (not slothful)83.035020.01334
devoted (not unfaithful)82.450622.331
love-focused (not money-focused)82.232821.656
expressive (not stoic)82.018618.31397
one-faced (not two-faced)81.923023.3194
🧗 (not 🛌)81.921321.9890
ADHD (not OCD)81.88516.9153
playful (not serious)81.712016.11355
clean (not perverted)81.625722.4151
trusting (not suspicious)81.27219.51370
impulsive (not cautious)81.221119.31348
family-first (not work-first)81.216718.11699
pure (not debased)80.912017.91403
chosen one (not everyman)80.98522.860
brave (not careful)80.817818.11401
empath (not psychopath)80.523319.6165
emotional (not logical)80.316416.21399
musical (not off-key)80.36921.6134
fixable (not unfixable)80.33918.6139
imaginative (not practical)80.010119.71346
bold (not serious)79.915917.21468
spontaneous (not deliberate)79.910820.01340
sunny (not gloomy)79.915020.4151
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.59623.5474
naive (not paranoid)79.55519.956
English (not German)79.327025.1119
extrovert (not introvert)79.226121.61411
motivated (not unmotivated)79.275326.250
social (not reclusive)79.021223.3809
lenient (not strict)78.912316.71297
chatty (not reserved)78.829321.01298
rebellious (not obedient)78.837718.61449
💃 (not 🧕)78.628820.0797
🎃 (not 💀)78.610220.0153
joyful (not miserable)78.510819.7511
💝 (not 💔)78.413424.8755
funny (not humorless)78.424917.51407
straight (not queer)78.350624.3701
sweet (not bitter)78.219419.31303
ambitious (not realistic)78.123024.4171
doer (not thinker)77.922724.9201
chivalrous (not businesslike)77.99820.6156
prideful (not envious)77.723218.9232
angelic (not demonic)77.523519.01280
nurturing (not poisonous)77.531019.0605
bold (not shy)77.476520.51303
freelance (not corporate)77.431123.7132
good-humored (not angry)77.225318.91361
impatient (not patient)77.234322.7665
believable (not poorly-written)77.242220.0154
whippersnapper (not sage)77.15824.9131
goof-off (not studious)76.717719.9493
mischievous (not well behaved)76.543722.11352
unprepared (not hoarder)76.55018.01315
loud (not quiet)76.434321.01392
innocent (not worldly)76.37622.71366
gendered (not androgynous)76.271924.8655
innocent (not jaded)76.210026.854
😎 (not 🧐)76.024126.5552
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.028119.4169
privileged (not oppressed)75.946024.6137
interested (not bored)75.931823.9159
loveable (not punchable)75.731426.5134
gullible (not cynical)75.711624.443
exuberant (not subdued)75.628222.7140
masculine (not feminine)75.549119.21446
instinctual (not reasoned)75.526621.81325
idealist (not realist)75.416124.51102
go-getter (not slugabed)75.365225.0427
artistic (not scientific)75.222317.71202
🥰 (not 🙃)75.215728.1794
rich (not poor)75.044023.11318
glad (not mad)75.015120.8483
fantastical (not realistic)75.019621.5159
complimentary (not insulting)74.824821.31059
straightforward (not cryptic)74.629824.61351
juvenile (not mature)74.623621.11100
extraordinary (not mundane)74.644220.91356
head@clouds (not down2earth)74.521824.11375
loose (not tight)74.513023.5140
honorable (not cunning)74.331024.21445
🤠 (not 🤑)73.829826.1454
generous (not stingy)73.835723.1208
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.717424.6115
lighthearted (not intense)73.710826.9126
fast (not slow)73.747722.31264
whimsical (not rational)73.622820.11331
emancipated (not enslaved)73.237022.91260
😀 (not 😭)73.218825.6518
liberal (not conservative)73.233626.5494
📈 (not 📉)73.220728.9497
crafty (not scholarly)73.137519.41628
flexible (not rigid)73.012221.91357
accepting (not judgemental)73.024024.71084
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.032623.71109
interesting (not tiresome)72.949823.01368
romantic (not dispassionate)72.948922.5138
twitchy (not still)72.934724.1227
persistent (not quitter)72.8113326.3479
🧢 (not 🎩)72.829228.0442
bright (not depressed)72.721622.61338
jock (not nerd)72.627322.91353
messy (not neat)72.623819.61154
neurotypical (not autistic)72.555523.71169
driven (not unambitious)72.496626.71343
open-minded (not close-minded)72.331223.01641
😇 (not 😈)72.133925.8523
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.033824.5512
astonishing (not methodical)71.812321.21216
tardy (not on-time)71.820922.4208
legit (not scrub)71.564624.1682
🐿 (not 🦇)71.434625.0447
transparent (not machiavellian)71.321225.147
chaotic (not orderly)71.337020.31289
opinionated (not jealous)71.355722.138
physical (not intellectual)71.222021.41253
exaggerating (not factual)71.238722.1142
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.247724.8445
genuine (not sarcastic)71.131626.11363
🥳 (not 🥴)71.113327.4448
cheery (not sorrowful)71.024023.01369
white knight (not bad boy)71.045024.355
plays hard (not works hard)70.821123.01364
literary (not mathematical)70.728420.11088
frenzied (not sleepy)70.766424.0140
giggling (not chortling)70.611824.1118
intimate (not formal)70.625922.9746
optimistic (not pessimistic)70.531626.71330
happy (not sad)70.518721.71371
😏 (not 😬)70.432126.3545
gregarious (not private)70.422925.81256
apprentice (not master)70.419726.3757
🥵 (not 🥶)70.424021.5112
creative (not conventional)70.336823.91389
multicolored (not monochrome)70.327528.01056
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.331726.21621
alpha (not beta)70.262626.81284
🤺 (not 🏌)70.062727.9466
circular (not linear)70.012225.5120
epic (not deep)70.020524.0141
stubborn (not accommodating)70.073328.4194
giving (not receiving)69.950826.645
wild (not tame)69.856223.51529
soft (not hard)69.730121.61069
dramatic (not no-nonsense)69.739422.4696
gamer (not non-gamer)69.622631.1132
soft (not hard)69.530921.21304
👻 (not 🤖)69.224624.3439
modern (not historical)68.842225.11027
overspender (not penny-pincher)68.828124.5698
oblivious (not alert)68.820024.6466
melee (not ranged)68.811326.2110
reassuring (not fearmongering)68.843429.662
cocky (not timid)68.872526.855
charming (not awkward)68.757225.61377
existentialist (not nihilist)68.727123.8788
efficient (not overprepared)68.545220.1124
sensitive (not thick-skinned)68.431022.51591
vulnerable (not armoured)68.421324.11306
vanilla (not kinky)67.933727.61180
fresh (not stinky)67.970325.3724
disorganized (not self-disciplined)67.922223.81293
captain (not first-mate)67.850630.21640
indulgent (not sober)67.746226.21339
🏀 (not 🎨)67.735829.9180
theist (not atheist)67.421726.3934
tasteful (not lewd)67.255723.41233
feisty (not gracious)67.270325.71543
trendy (not vintage)67.215925.9129
prestigious (not disreputable)67.157725.01229
warm (not quarrelsome)67.134725.11376
moody (not stable)66.966322.91312
earth (not air)66.850929.5167
unpolished (not eloquent)66.730723.61364
relaxed (not tense)66.613225.01261
🐒 (not 🐩)66.632728.2442
mighty (not puny)66.574625.31368
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.519627.3126
foolish (not wise)66.431420.21357
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.265530.0127
democratic (not authoritarian)65.746028.81256
resistant (not resigned)65.775626.31384
chill (not offended)65.725224.0143
variable (not consistent)65.720725.7130
French (not Russian)65.642223.686
involved (not remote)65.577527.91335
demanding (not unchallenging)65.495327.5186
low-tech (not high-tech)65.243627.91069
💪 (not 🧠)65.126827.1588
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.180429.5152
unorthodox (not traditional)65.154827.91054
long-winded (not concise)65.130924.234
🐘 (not 🐀)64.937228.2773
open-book (not secretive)64.826529.2131
touchy-feely (not distant)64.837227.445
clumsy (not coordinated)64.630124.11345
equitable (not hypocritical)64.547725.41063
feminist (not sexist)64.579024.5597
interrupting (not attentive)64.446128.4158
opinionated (not neutral)64.2113629.3227
🤔 (not 🤫)64.044730.3445
👟 (not 🥾)64.044432.2462
leisurely (not hurried)63.928929.11608
wooden (not plastic)63.973126.1137
biased (not impartial)63.874826.31214
😊 (not 🤣)63.760233.6521
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.736926.6124
flamboyant (not modest)63.549727.61326
short (not tall)63.537328.51265
slacker (not workaholic)63.523025.01108
fire (not water)63.371131.3163
overachiever (not underachiever)63.1100228.5159
Coke (not Pepsi)63.124632.4167
normie (not freak)62.739427.8207
flirtatious (not prudish)62.760127.935
nonpolitical (not political)62.332628.91289
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.350828.81234
subjective (not objective)62.330127.9940
rugged (not refined)62.148424.31324
forgiving (not vengeful)62.153527.61302
open (not guarded)62.119929.61355
abstract (not concrete)62.036627.1457
dominant (not submissive)61.886126.61305
rural (not urban)61.826430.6774
ignorant (not knowledgeable)61.823625.1150
awkward (not suspicious)61.731824.41268
mainstream (not arcane)61.731728.51203
traumatized (not flourishing)61.772029.2164
exhibitionist (not bashful)61.671930.6127
competitive (not cooperative)61.579530.21334
civilized (not barbaric)61.486824.81323
lavish (not frugal)61.449226.01163
badass (not weakass)61.497728.3153
common sense (not analysis)61.425929.555
respectful (not rude)61.070724.81345
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)60.931029.5502
moist (not dry)60.942123.5120
sexual (not asexual)60.985030.5133
devout (not heathen)60.856825.71177
compersive (not jealous)60.848525.81162
high IQ (not low IQ)60.8114721.51496
scruffy (not manicured)60.843327.01621
western (not eastern)60.872430.3617
🤡 (not 👽)60.735727.4477
often crying (not never cries)60.647624.744
real (not philosophical)60.579728.51099
scandalous (not proper)60.360626.01455
poetic (not factual)60.339228.4147
anxious (not calm)60.270624.91345
natural-talent (not hard-work)60.228029.8196
morning lark (not night owl)60.137030.41078
sheltered (not street-smart)60.139629.81428
stylish (not slovenly)60.080424.31201
domestic (not industrial)60.041126.9922
deep (not shallow)59.877726.6606
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.553130.81106
reasonable (not deranged)59.572425.5456
resourceful (not helpless)59.4118327.31205
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)59.449529.9667
assertive (not passive)59.3100527.61287
hedonist (not monastic)59.359127.5296
lost (not enlightened)59.361126.9144
competent (not incompetent)59.1113326.31346
spiritual (not skeptical)59.026029.01267
lover (not fighter)59.056128.1174
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.719926.0939
experimental (not reliable)58.751831.1120
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.756529.2146
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.659330.7493
vague (not precise)58.428224.31036
cheesy (not chic)58.464030.153
altruistic (not selfish)58.372227.21438
reactive (not proactive)58.357031.644
luddite (not technophile)58.253528.9960
zany (not regular)58.273627.0437
preppy (not punk rock)58.178429.8127
random (not pointed)57.927927.8130
confident (not insecure)57.898429.31398
generalist (not specialist)57.827728.2861
noob (not pro)57.827530.1477
extravagant (not thrifty)57.860730.5177
outsider (not insider)57.663229.41126
varied (not repetitive)57.631226.9688
sane (not crazy)57.558227.2496
deviant (not average)57.481626.51082
queen (not princess)57.483935.641
smooth (not rough)57.360426.31351
blissful (not haunted)57.133430.8150
oxymoron (not tautology)57.170028.122
unassuming (not pretentious)57.045230.7520
always down (not picky)57.036530.431
empirical (not theoretical)56.866029.11068
Roman (not Greek)56.853130.597
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)56.851636.746
diligent (not lazy)56.7131126.51352
unobservant (not perceptive)56.520528.8127
literal (not metaphorical)56.390129.21258
animalistic (not human)56.233233.61265
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.225127.8971
arrogant (not humble)56.179829.01334
extreme (not moderate)56.191526.71273
pop (not indie)56.139634.449
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.088926.61126
pensive (not serene)56.0120125.3114
trusting (not charming)55.956031.81335
vain (not demure)55.969527.21325
ludicrous (not sensible)55.853925.51328
tailor (not blacksmith)55.888930.896
normal (not weird)55.749826.31292
bossy (not meek)55.6104326.31338
🐮 (not 🐷)55.678328.8652
aloof (not obsessed)55.525826.91216
avant-garde (not classical)55.552829.1976
introspective (not not introspective)55.595929.4725
Italian (not Swedish)55.471029.995
edgy (not politically correct)55.182427.01235
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.067835.41383
trolling (not triggered)54.936628.6112
high standards (not desperate)54.792128.3205
macho (not metrosexual)54.551627.0120
minimalist (not pack rat)54.475430.6424
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.458733.0165
pronatalist (not child free)54.145332.41128
transient (not permanent)53.951930.1555
hesitant (not decisive)53.838329.01342
decorative (not utilitarian)53.645428.0845
hypochondriac (not stoic)53.654026.325
statist (not anarchist)53.576629.1643
dunce (not genius)53.440920.81441
self-assured (not self-conscious)53.4107831.41352
outlaw (not sheriff)53.373828.51366
vegan (not cannibal)53.375231.8145
cat person (not dog person)53.368139.344
rustic (not cultured)53.353230.141
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.266129.01123
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.2106733.0423
rock (not rap)53.2133131.045
socialist (not libertarian)53.137330.81047
sugarcoated (not frank)53.131831.256
fortunate (not unlucky)53.067328.91338
pacifist (not ferocious)53.054626.91298
confidential (not gossiping)52.7101829.81604
lustful (not chaste)52.587427.51179
roundabout (not direct)52.439229.41267
hunter (not gatherer)52.482634.1122
spicy (not mild)52.399026.81209
dorky (not cool)52.365629.8421
🦄 (not 🐴)52.364531.6480
official (not backdoor)52.265530.31417
presidential (not folksy)52.184927.4120
indiscreet (not tactful)52.048129.3504
independent (not codependent)51.798632.11693
narcissistic (not low self esteem)51.796528.5124
predictable (not quirky)51.573633.740
simple (not complicated)51.445529.71363
drop out (not valedictorian)51.353530.6513
grateful (not entitled)51.374827.9166
contrarian (not yes-man)51.399531.436
individualist (not communal)51.297632.61073
profound (not ironic)51.273125.4138
basic (not hipster)51.1102128.41288
washed (not muddy)51.199130.344
thin (not thick)51.095524.11018
🦒 (not 🐐)50.944030.9732
flimsy (not sturdy)50.945226.5109
dramatic (not comedic)50.9111230.4205
centrist (not radical)50.270929.355
wavering (not resolute)50.739528.7435

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Anna (0.843)
  2. Marty McFly (0.832)
  3. Nemo (0.831)
  4. Miguel (0.823)
  5. Troy Barnes (0.823)
  6. Ash Ketchum (0.819)
  7. Lilo Pelekai (0.816)
  8. Merry Brandybuck (0.791)
  9. Princess Ariel (0.79)
  10. Steve Harrington (0.789)
  1. Ash (-0.573)
  2. Major Arnold Toht (-0.527)
  3. Sarah O'Brien (-0.524)
  4. Peter (-0.52)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (-0.513)
  6. Dale Harding (-0.509)
  7. Samuel Norton (-0.506)
  8. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.506)
  9. Coriolanus Snow (-0.503)
  10. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.502)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.66)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.63)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.43)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.4)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.38)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.38)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.37)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.31)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.28)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.24)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.23)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.2)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.16)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.16)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.15)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.09)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.03)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.01)
  20. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.04)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.05)
  22. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.06)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.13)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.24)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.28)


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