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Timon Personality Statistics

Timon 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
chatty (not reserved)92.12411.21303
expressive (not stoic)91.21412.71295
short (not tall)90.22216.51318
loud (not quiet)89.64213.91272
funny (not humorless)88.94015.81350
loyal (not traitorous)87.619116.31290
thin (not thick)86.71020.11136
playful (not shy)86.011216.41294
dramatic (not no-nonsense)84.27218.7701
extrovert (not introvert)83.89921.81393
orange (not purple)83.71419.71181
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.315618.31417
flamboyant (not modest)82.68619.91284
💃 (not 🧕)82.410921.5730
soulful (not soulless)82.219118.21050
😜 (not 🤐)81.67523.6414
family-first (not work-first)81.39821.41696
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.37617.6432
anxious (not calm)81.29618.71251
kind (not cruel)81.223718.31348
street-smart (not sheltered)80.918721.41417
🐿 (not 🦇)80.56119.1446
heroic (not villainous)80.425916.21277
emancipated (not enslaved)80.19821.51220
gregarious (not private)79.85821.21211
plays hard (not works hard)79.27322.71331
goof-off (not studious)79.28324.7453
🤣 (not 😊)78.94123.2493
unambiguous (not mysterious)78.66421.51581
gossiping (not confidential)78.29821.51657
impatient (not patient)78.020120.8642
bold (not shy)77.845722.51260
🧠 (not 💪)77.825521.1434
weird (not normal)77.515619.01271
zany (not regular)77.214821.4368
codependent (not independent)77.06725.31660
good-humored (not angry)76.916623.71310
crafty (not scholarly)76.616921.61680
spontaneous (not scheduled)76.115628.51252
unorthodox (not traditional)76.018625.81028
🐀 (not 🐘)75.76625.7746
mischievous (not well behaved)75.727922.11274
indulgent (not sober)75.717124.41317
warm (not cold)75.617821.71242
🐒 (not 🐩)75.67626.3479
happy (not sad)75.56122.21297
treasure (not trash)75.540725.5407
chaotic (not orderly)75.417924.11303
slacker (not workaholic)74.77225.71026
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)74.516527.21224
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.37030.31344
fast (not slow)74.326023.01187
moody (not stable)74.226921.41279
nurturing (not poisonous)74.125820.5602
poor (not rich)73.910323.41266
important (not irrelevant)73.843923.7797
nerd (not jock)73.628825.11215
egalitarian (not racist)73.551224.2359
extraordinary (not mundane)73.429323.31229
creative (not conventional)73.118626.11229
straightforward (not cryptic)73.122926.41280
explorer (not builder)73.114125.01533
multicolored (not monochrome)73.111627.4988
social (not reclusive)73.119028.8833
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)73.118526.4473
feisty (not gracious)73.033923.91440
disorganized (not self-disciplined)72.711224.91183
biased (not impartial)72.526923.21203
🌟 (not 💩)72.438027.9454
playful (not serious)72.413927.41285
bossy (not meek)72.341625.81307
rebellious (not obedient)72.331624.71264
outsider (not insider)72.214428.01045
liberal (not conservative)72.220828.2453
drop out (not valedictorian)72.013027.1458
spicy (not mild)71.830023.81322
backdoor (not official)71.621825.81384
disarming (not creepy)71.632521.1628
sarcastic (not genuine)71.220126.31307
💝 (not 💔)71.114526.8747
messy (not neat)70.915526.61032
spontaneous (not deliberate)70.713629.61246
cheery (not sorrowful)70.614425.71254
outlaw (not sheriff)70.525725.71329
juvenile (not mature)70.519524.11067
avant-garde (not classical)70.510624.3918
puny (not mighty)70.47325.81312
extreme (not moderate)70.436125.11294
interesting (not tiresome)70.333525.41262
👻 (not 🤖)70.312426.7380
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.029624.4952
resourceful (not helpless)70.057425.61054
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.718029.51068
pacifist (not ferocious)69.213226.51188
involved (not remote)69.235627.01284
healthy (not sickly)69.244124.41308
😀 (not 😭)69.214828.9456
modern (not historical)68.924325.2927
low-tech (not high-tech)68.724127.71110
artistic (not scientific)68.619325.71228
lenient (not strict)68.619029.01266
child free (not pronatalist)68.631128.71134
forgiving (not vengeful)68.523025.31241
intimate (not formal)68.517925.3761
skeptical (not spiritual)68.344029.21245
bold (not serious)68.325926.71323
soft (not hard)68.220124.31015
🤔 (not 🤫)68.216628.3430
scandalous (not proper)68.127724.41384
literary (not mathematical)68.124024.21100
🤡 (not 👽)68.011728.9447
😎 (not 🧐)67.824031.0444
hipster (not basic)67.510025.51191
wild (not tame)67.436527.41409
🐐 (not 🦒)67.123028.9703
soft (not hard)67.121824.01232
bright (not depressed)67.022125.51311
crazy (not sane)67.026426.0453
edgy (not politically correct)66.934524.41219
queer (not straight)66.66527.7641
rugged (not refined)65.826026.71274
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.845130.01344
emotional (not logical)65.730128.91232
📈 (not 📉)65.631529.5454
wholesome (not salacious)65.533628.9410
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)65.416731.4420
simple (not complicated)65.310329.01308
luddite (not technophile)64.923827.81011
dorky (not cool)64.724929.8455
abstract (not concrete)64.618430.3436
astonishing (not methodical)64.615827.61133
rural (not urban)64.515832.2772
democratic (not authoritarian)64.431030.51145
joyful (not miserable)64.418328.3475
scruffy (not manicured)64.224228.61513
🤠 (not 🤑)64.036834.0448
unpolished (not eloquent)63.922028.71418
vain (not demure)63.734926.31190
careful (not brave)63.615127.51296
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.626828.9593
hedonist (not monastic)63.529730.6293
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.529528.2428
tense (not relaxed)63.361531.51338
nonpolitical (not political)63.019332.21222
disreputable (not prestigious)63.019724.81240
subjective (not objective)63.018929.6910
curious (not apathetic)62.949729.51264
🥳 (not 🥴)62.915732.7433
arrogant (not humble)62.743227.11253
😇 (not 😈)62.733528.1459
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.526526.31515
atheist (not theist)62.537729.7854
open (not guarded)62.311729.91303
domestic (not industrial)62.322728.8788
assertive (not passive)62.258329.11340
vulnerable (not armoured)61.920227.51252
anarchist (not statist)61.824629.6606
persistent (not quitter)61.885430.1456
charming (not trusting)61.536329.41248
deviant (not average)61.443527.21066
whimsical (not rational)61.125931.21259
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.154931.41248
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)61.140631.81313
unprepared (not hoarder)61.018428.61248
clumsy (not coordinated)60.920627.61301
flexible (not rigid)60.722030.51287
instinctual (not reasoned)60.539631.01267
dominant (not submissive)60.456330.71252
lowbrow (not highbrow)60.319229.81095
🐷 (not 🐮)60.319730.0651
intellectual (not physical)60.252130.61234
beautiful (not ugly)60.265026.81039
🦄 (not 🐴)60.225832.8492
🧢 (not 🎩)60.234035.4432
lazy (not diligent)60.08428.51249
ludicrous (not sensible)60.028028.61281
angelic (not demonic)60.042023.91206
kinky (not vanilla)59.934828.91106
leisurely (not hurried)59.926234.91610
direct (not roundabout)59.857131.01241
arcane (not mainstream)59.838330.31123
glad (not mad)59.826928.7466
neurotypical (not autistic)59.367928.61151
existentialist (not nihilist)59.244130.5773
stinky (not fresh)59.219429.6790
worldly (not innocent)59.159828.11231
resistant (not resigned)58.964828.21177
young (not old)58.849624.31228
metaphorical (not literal)58.717230.91236
suspicious (not trusting)58.548130.71277
master (not apprentice)58.456629.9670
western (not eastern)58.350531.7611
confident (not insecure)58.260130.91325
feminist (not sexist)58.155728.3559
active (not slothful)57.974531.11303
foolish (not wise)57.830525.11268
wavering (not resolute)57.614827.3428
rude (not respectful)57.230823.61364
sweet (not bitter)57.239127.01321
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.145733.9401
🛌 (not 🧗)57.126533.0730
lavish (not frugal)56.835531.61201
lustful (not chaste)56.746827.41072
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.742232.61300
accepting (not judgemental)56.634432.41004
heathen (not devout)56.532329.31147
unambitious (not driven)56.46731.01296
lewd (not tasteful)56.327626.71157
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.348127.01030
smooth (not rough)56.240227.21222
alert (not oblivious)56.158531.4448
jealous (not compersive)56.041227.81120
sporty (not bookish)56.032229.41234
generalist (not specialist)56.022129.4829
legit (not scrub)56.068528.8707
open-minded (not close-minded)55.951029.51610
imaginative (not practical)55.827232.91282
masculine (not feminine)55.755023.61240
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.767531.5403
hesitant (not decisive)55.322329.81262
awkward (not suspicious)55.226529.61217
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.837831.21053
captain (not first-mate)54.842035.71546
transient (not permanent)54.830731.2553
cooperative (not competitive)54.730631.61266
dunce (not genius)54.623724.01245
vague (not precise)54.623128.41026
fortunate (not unlucky)54.538927.51181
high IQ (not low IQ)54.577725.41404
😏 (not 😬)54.547433.1444
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.337334.01330
indiscreet (not tactful)54.325630.6410
obsessed (not aloof)54.263830.41240
pure (not debased)54.245928.01167
👟 (not 🥾)54.242534.9410
realist (not idealist)54.046434.21112
go-getter (not slugabed)54.080030.3416
real (not philosophical)53.964031.71038
decorative (not utilitarian)53.726930.1869
honorable (not cunning)53.252329.71240
selfish (not altruistic)53.141627.31277
competent (not incompetent)53.176426.81322
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.852732.8681
🥰 (not 🙃)52.645634.7725
pro (not noob)52.571430.1453
attractive (not repulsive)52.469924.91121
pretentious (not unassuming)52.457332.8407
shallow (not deep)52.331727.3453
beta (not alpha)52.235233.31343
charming (not awkward)52.061230.71264
insulting (not complimentary)51.844327.4995
impulsive (not cautious)51.747233.51221
repetitive (not varied)51.565029.1537
barbaric (not civilized)51.328126.91276
warm (not quarrelsome)51.341929.01320
gendered (not androgynous)51.288831.7611
animalistic (not human)51.126632.81298
hypocritical (not equitable)51.143028.6931
slovenly (not stylish)51.033528.01181
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.045931.0963
reasonable (not deranged)51.056928.5456
not introspective (not introspective)51.029930.9584
pack rat (not minimalist)50.941932.6436
🏌 (not 🤺)50.123833.7397
theoretical (not empirical)50.830131.11114
night owl (not morning lark)50.361531.5918
communal (not individualist)50.636634.0955
socialist (not libertarian)50.530633.91054

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Mushu (0.835)
  2. Sokka (0.775)
  3. Maxwell Klinger (0.769)
  4. Merry Brandybuck (0.766)
  5. Jake Peralta (0.759)
  1. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.545)
  2. Ash (-0.513)
  3. Jack Crawford (-0.481)
  4. Cobra Bubbles (-0.478)
  5. Walter Skinner (-0.473)

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 = 0.62)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.59)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.47)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.34)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.29)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.29)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.27)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.2)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.14)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.12)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.09)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.07)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.02)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.03)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.05)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.06)
  19. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.15)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.22)
  22. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.23)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.33)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.34)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.39)


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