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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)91.06315.0868
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)90.74512.91315
heroic (not villainous)90.16912.31305
kind (not cruel)89.46912.41301
orange (not purple)88.9317.11233
young (not old)88.82914.31302
healthy (not sickly)88.83613.51355
curious (not apathetic)88.61814.91188
soulful (not soulless)88.16514.21102
beautiful (not ugly)87.913913.61061
warm (not cold)86.55312.61281
playful (not shy)86.410313.81289
loyal (not traitorous)86.023115.81292
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.96315.11288
sporty (not bookish)85.85213.71299
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.68316.21360
🌟 (not 💩)85.310518.0444
treasure (not trash)84.714817.0436
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.512416.91471
explorer (not builder)84.52815.71644
wholesome (not salacious)84.16318.3471
egalitarian (not racist)83.521619.3420
😜 (not 🤐)83.26318.6410
disarming (not creepy)83.13414.6595
attractive (not repulsive)83.018316.51266
active (not slothful)83.022320.11290
expressive (not stoic)82.29818.11380
playful (not serious)81.77116.21310
🧗 (not 🛌)81.512522.1856
trusting (not suspicious)81.33119.41324
impulsive (not cautious)81.212219.31323
family-first (not work-first)81.110218.11667
pure (not debased)80.97217.71345
brave (not careful)80.810518.01353
emotional (not logical)80.410315.81327
imaginative (not practical)80.05619.61286
bold (not serious)79.99017.21397
spontaneous (not deliberate)79.86120.11316
extrovert (not introvert)79.314321.61348
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.05223.6426
social (not reclusive)78.812023.3785
💃 (not 🧕)78.815219.9733
lenient (not strict)78.87716.71259
rebellious (not obedient)78.822218.51424
chatty (not reserved)78.716321.01270
joyful (not miserable)78.65319.7490
funny (not humorless)78.513817.31328
💝 (not 💔)78.36124.8728
sweet (not bitter)78.210619.31280
straight (not queer)78.135824.4681
bold (not shy)77.746020.31253
nurturing (not poisonous)77.519119.0586
angelic (not demonic)77.414719.01259
good-humored (not angry)77.215919.01338
impatient (not patient)77.221622.7641
goof-off (not studious)76.910120.1427
innocent (not worldly)76.74422.41296
loud (not quiet)76.519420.71344
mischievous (not well behaved)76.426422.21325
unprepared (not hoarder)76.33218.11286
gendered (not androgynous)75.848424.9620
instinctual (not reasoned)75.615821.61300
masculine (not feminine)75.530819.21427
go-getter (not slugabed)75.536625.0403
idealist (not realist)75.49524.61034
😎 (not 🧐)75.412326.9472
artistic (not scientific)75.112517.61173
rich (not poor)75.127523.01295
🥰 (not 🙃)75.17028.4735
straightforward (not cryptic)74.918624.41299
complimentary (not insulting)74.814321.41044
honorable (not cunning)74.718023.81308
glad (not mad)74.79620.9453
juvenile (not mature)74.713220.91060
extraordinary (not mundane)74.627121.01288
head@clouds (not down2earth)74.512024.21341
😀 (not 😭)73.89525.0447
whimsical (not rational)73.713120.11254
📈 (not 📉)73.710928.7465
fast (not slow)73.527922.41244
emancipated (not enslaved)73.222722.91233
crafty (not scholarly)73.222819.31562
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.019223.61087
interesting (not tiresome)72.927622.91343
accepting (not judgemental)72.913124.71066
🤠 (not 🤑)72.918726.3418
flexible (not rigid)72.96722.01330
liberal (not conservative)72.919326.6415
persistent (not quitter)72.968626.2452
bright (not depressed)72.812822.51311
🧢 (not 🎩)72.717428.1427
jock (not nerd)72.616522.91299
neurotypical (not autistic)72.634023.51150
😇 (not 😈)72.619225.8456
messy (not neat)72.414219.51092
driven (not unambitious)72.358726.61309
open-minded (not close-minded)72.218123.01623
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.828924.6408
astonishing (not methodical)71.87221.01151
legit (not scrub)71.539724.1670
🐿 (not 🦇)71.419425.0432
chaotic (not orderly)71.321920.21256
physical (not intellectual)71.213021.31234
genuine (not sarcastic)71.222426.01303
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.220124.9461
apprentice (not master)71.112425.8700
🤺 (not 🏌)71.135127.9408
plays hard (not works hard)71.013322.71316
🥳 (not 🥴)71.06427.5390
cheery (not sorrowful)70.914023.11340
literary (not mathematical)70.817120.11067
intimate (not formal)70.813522.7730
optimistic (not pessimistic)70.619026.61277
happy (not sad)70.610521.71327
gregarious (not private)70.314125.71195
multicolored (not monochrome)70.214628.11040
creative (not conventional)70.122223.91327
alpha (not beta)70.138626.91266
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.120126.31586
😏 (not 😬)70.119726.4513
wild (not tame)70.032123.41458
dramatic (not no-nonsense)69.822822.2670
👻 (not 🤖)69.813223.6370
soft (not hard)69.618421.71048
soft (not hard)69.419021.21264
oblivious (not alert)69.012024.6443
modern (not historical)68.824525.21010
overspender (not penny-pincher)68.816624.6678
existentialist (not nihilist)68.715323.5757
sensitive (not thick-skinned)68.418722.51560
charming (not awkward)68.435325.51306
vulnerable (not armoured)68.313524.11277
fresh (not stinky)68.139525.1709
indulgent (not sober)68.027526.11289
vanilla (not kinky)68.020727.61149
captain (not first-mate)67.929830.11592
disorganized (not self-disciplined)67.814023.81272
feisty (not gracious)67.743525.41470
theist (not atheist)67.612026.2898
warm (not quarrelsome)67.320424.91310
prestigious (not disreputable)67.336225.01213
tasteful (not lewd)67.035923.51177
🐒 (not 🐩)66.918927.9430
moody (not stable)66.940722.91278
relaxed (not tense)66.78525.01234
foolish (not wise)66.518819.91304
unpolished (not eloquent)66.519823.71340
mighty (not puny)66.446725.41295
democratic (not authoritarian)65.828728.71224
resistant (not resigned)65.746126.41250
involved (not remote)65.545627.91315
low-tech (not high-tech)65.029228.01038
🐘 (not 🐀)64.921128.2748
feminist (not sexist)64.747324.5574
unorthodox (not traditional)64.633427.91007
clumsy (not coordinated)64.517824.11318
💪 (not 🧠)64.515627.3471
😊 (not 🤣)64.436533.2451
leisurely (not hurried)64.220228.91553
flamboyant (not modest)64.029427.01253
biased (not impartial)63.948426.31177
equitable (not hypocritical)63.932325.5938
🤔 (not 🤫)63.826730.4428
👟 (not 🥾)63.627132.2430
slacker (not workaholic)63.514524.61037
short (not tall)63.424428.51243
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.533328.81214
nonpolitical (not political)62.419928.91263
subjective (not objective)62.420627.9900
rugged (not refined)62.330124.31269
open (not guarded)62.211929.71323
forgiving (not vengeful)62.133127.61256
dominant (not submissive)61.954526.61263
awkward (not suspicious)61.819224.41247
abstract (not concrete)61.821727.1426
mainstream (not arcane)61.618228.51175
rural (not urban)61.618130.6722
competitive (not cooperative)61.548630.11310
civilized (not barbaric)61.554624.81306
deep (not shallow)61.444525.7475
lavish (not frugal)61.329626.01140
western (not eastern)61.041930.3604
respectful (not rude)60.942724.91316
real (not philosophical)60.950828.31022
devout (not heathen)60.836725.81159
compersive (not jealous)60.828525.81143
high IQ (not low IQ)60.871221.41420
scruffy (not manicured)60.827126.91597
🤡 (not 👽)60.622327.3457
anxious (not calm)60.342124.91319
scandalous (not proper)60.336426.01427
sheltered (not street-smart)60.324029.71398
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)60.320229.9437
morning lark (not night owl)60.223130.21007
stylish (not slovenly)60.149224.31179
domestic (not industrial)59.827126.7873
hedonist (not monastic)59.737427.6278
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.435430.81060
resourceful (not helpless)59.472527.21122
reasonable (not deranged)59.444325.6435
assertive (not passive)59.362927.41259
competent (not incompetent)59.269526.21331
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)59.228629.9630
spiritual (not skeptical)59.115328.81206
sheeple (not conspiracist)59.113225.9880
zany (not regular)59.043726.7394
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.535830.6423
vague (not precise)58.418524.31009
luddite (not technophile)58.337128.8945
altruistic (not selfish)58.043727.01356
sane (not crazy)57.835227.3476
confident (not insecure)57.760929.31368
generalist (not specialist)57.719028.2837
deviant (not average)57.649226.41053
varied (not repetitive)57.616927.2599
noob (not pro)57.617430.5433
outsider (not insider)57.440229.41087
smooth (not rough)57.338426.31326
empirical (not theoretical)56.944829.01018
literal (not metaphorical)56.856029.21187
unassuming (not pretentious)56.825830.7450
diligent (not lazy)56.679526.51323
arrogant (not humble)56.252029.01310
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.111227.8949
extreme (not moderate)56.055326.71251
ludicrous (not sensible)55.933225.51296
vain (not demure)55.945927.01263
animalistic (not human)55.921033.61233
introspective (not not introspective)55.957529.3675
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.853426.61108
trusting (not charming)55.830731.81312
🐮 (not 🐷)55.846128.8634
bossy (not meek)55.765226.11299
normal (not weird)55.632826.31269
aloof (not obsessed)55.615626.81189
avant-garde (not classical)55.530229.1955
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.343635.31322
edgy (not politically correct)55.350627.01214
pronatalist (not child free)54.624932.31066
transient (not permanent)54.131630.2534
hesitant (not decisive)53.924129.01289
minimalist (not pack rat)53.847730.6407
outlaw (not sheriff)53.545928.51334
fortunate (not unlucky)53.340829.01276
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.341528.91064
self-assured (not self-conscious)53.367731.31278
decorative (not utilitarian)53.327328.0794
statist (not anarchist)53.348829.0628
socialist (not libertarian)53.122631.0995
dunce (not genius)52.925420.81319
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)52.967333.1404
pacifist (not ferocious)52.633826.81248
lustful (not chaste)52.553527.41160
confidential (not gossiping)52.461829.81513
spicy (not mild)52.360026.81165
official (not backdoor)52.238930.21376
indiscreet (not tactful)52.228429.4479
🦄 (not 🐴)52.238931.7464
roundabout (not direct)52.124629.31219
dorky (not cool)52.040829.8407
independent (not codependent)51.659432.11663
simple (not complicated)51.429229.71351
basic (not hipster)51.365428.31278
individualist (not communal)51.359832.61007
drop out (not valedictorian)51.132130.8483
thick (not thin)50.138223.9948
🦒 (not 🐐)50.924731.1689
wavering (not resolute)50.425028.7412

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. Troy Barnes (0.85)
  2. Lilo Pelekai (0.826)
  3. Aang (0.812)
  4. Merry Brandybuck (0.801)
  5. Christopher Turk (0.792)
  1. Ash (-0.618)
  2. Major Arnold Toht (-0.576)
  3. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.566)
  4. Dale Harding (-0.564)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (-0.56)

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 = 0.8)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.72)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.54)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.49)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.43)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.39)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.32)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.31)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.23)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.19)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.16)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.16)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.13)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.12)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.06)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.05)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.05)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.13)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.16)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.19)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.37)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.42)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.5)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.52)


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