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Pumbaa Descriptive Personality Statistics

Pumbaa 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. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 1,750 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
loyal (not traitorous)95.3328.71349
kind (not cruel)94.2349.41384
good-humored (not angry)94.2710.11385
loud (not quiet)93.34211.21539
funny (not humorless)93.32010.81445
warm (not cold)92.9209.41389
soulful (not soulless)92.73210.11130
accepting (not judgemental)92.61011.71134
playful (not serious)92.12410.71337
thick (not thin)91.9813.71240
chatty (not reserved)91.76612.31376
joyful (not miserable)91.61911.1547
sunny (not gloomy)91.02811.6183
cheery (not sorrowful)90.82212.31321
happy (not sad)90.71012.01367
messy (not neat)90.72512.01238
😜 (not 🤐)90.45714.5476
one-faced (not two-faced)90.33615.4236
summer (not winter)90.33410.996
family-first (not work-first)90.24512.61647
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.16212.81369
sweet (not bitter)90.13811.71350
expressive (not stoic)89.85313.71381
lenient (not strict)89.61711.81404
goof-off (not studious)89.64315.0545
open-book (not secretive)89.51214.6202
optimistic (not pessimistic)89.24516.91400
expressive (not monotone)89.28517.683
playful (not shy)88.715215.81388
glad (not mad)88.52315.1527
scruffy (not manicured)88.36015.61606
heroic (not villainous)88.218913.51393
loveable (not punchable)88.05417.0188
gregarious (not private)87.92514.61341
forgiving (not vengeful)87.84715.51311
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)87.63215.8536
freelance (not corporate)87.610320.5152
love-focused (not money-focused)87.518722.397
💃 (not 🧕)87.312715.9881
💝 (not 💔)87.22717.8771
extrovert (not introvert)87.112119.11348
devoted (not unfaithful)87.132918.191
emotional (not unemotional)86.716817.0100
warm (not quarrelsome)86.53716.41455
😀 (not 😭)86.52920.2581
ADHD (not OCD)86.54817.7177
first-mate (not captain)86.45916.71651
nurturing (not poisonous)86.410914.6658
open (not guarded)86.21416.81377
spontaneous (not deliberate)85.85617.41337
social (not reclusive)85.89920.9905
trusting (not suspicious)85.73518.11428
wholesome (not salacious)85.39219.5518
leisurely (not hurried)85.22320.51703
folksy (not presidential)85.13115.5169
😎 (not 🧐)85.011220.4548
rugged (not refined)84.97618.51339
low-tech (not high-tech)84.84916.51274
vibrant (not geriatric)84.814617.4164
not genocidal (not genocidal)84.821421.776
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.724218.61542
🤠 (not 🤑)84.76621.8537
cooperative (not competitive)84.53918.91320
open-minded (not close-minded)84.57518.11733
clumsy (not coordinated)84.46616.31329
touchy-feely (not distant)84.45317.8101
chaotic (not orderly)84.216316.81370
indulgent (not sober)84.211418.61367
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.126218.71355
🎃 (not 💀)84.03120.6184
egalitarian (not racist)83.946918.4481
lighthearted (not intense)83.92924.8169
simple (not complicated)83.9419.91412
focused on the present (not focused on the future)83.82023.21413
muddy (not washed)83.64120.2101
blissful (not haunted)83.61519.7239
whimsical (not rational)83.58918.61351
flower child (not goth)83.519319.386
relaxed (not tense)83.42421.91315
bold (not serious)83.411414.61435
disorganized (not self-disciplined)83.26918.91339
stinky (not fresh)83.14322.1874
weird (not normal)83.017316.61389
😇 (not 😈)82.913621.3530
chill (not offended)82.94121.5163
grateful (not entitled)82.98718.3177
random (not pointed)82.95018.4183
gullible (not cynical)82.95320.0101
emotional (not logical)82.815019.11378
plays hard (not works hard)82.77719.61346
flexible (not rigid)82.73620.61329
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.714219.2534
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.63720.41636
fantastical (not realistic)82.611519.8211
generous (not stingy)82.615521.2241
soft (not hard)82.510018.51364
bright (not depressed)82.56319.41269
chivalrous (not businesslike)82.53018.8192
exuberant (not subdued)82.413820.7145
codependent (not independent)82.06520.71696
soft (not hard)82.011118.21175
romantic (not dispassionate)81.823919.4177
slacker (not workaholic)81.76119.11137
democratic (not authoritarian)81.64422.01170
honorable (not cunning)81.613820.01451
unpolished (not eloquent)81.48122.51541
💪 (not 🧠)81.28420.1579
loose (not tight)81.16824.0187
nonpolitical (not political)81.13122.91283
tardy (not on-time)81.19319.4214
complimentary (not insulting)81.014919.61060
straightforward (not cryptic)80.911924.01381
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.813726.01215
beta (not alpha)80.711621.01423
transparent (not machiavellian)80.63723.377
gatherer (not hunter)80.612122.9151
zany (not regular)80.418921.0473
juvenile (not mature)80.315219.41173
unorthodox (not traditional)80.324521.21146
angelic (not demonic)80.220719.61296
exaggerating (not factual)79.922923.1171
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.932922.81322
altruistic (not selfish)79.822419.41424
🐷 (not 🐮)79.84925.9882
artistic (not scientific)79.719620.11297
interested (not bored)79.622022.6205
physical (not intellectual)79.512622.81337
oblivious (not alert)79.47721.1545
curious (not apathetic)79.424321.21292
liberal (not conservative)79.322423.3509
comedic (not dramatic)79.35325.7218
lover (not fighter)79.315821.7188
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.111225.4516
drop out (not valedictorian)79.012923.3509
doer (not thinker)79.022923.5221
genuine (not sarcastic)78.919325.71394
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)78.922322.1510
bold (not shy)78.784123.21362
dramatic (not no-nonsense)78.724722.8739
emancipated (not enslaved)78.523723.61236
awkward (not suspicious)78.49418.11289
🐐 (not 🦒)78.45722.9736
disarming (not creepy)78.229318.4662
creative (not conventional)78.224921.11339
unassuming (not pretentious)78.15625.8520
empath (not psychopath)78.138524.2196
white knight (not bad boy)78.130320.299
unchallenging (not demanding)78.03625.5218
explorer (not builder)77.918921.81753
imaginative (not practical)77.816025.01402
idealist (not realist)77.715124.51107
humble (not arrogant)77.418723.01312
equitable (not hypocritical)77.214720.91110
short (not tall)77.116523.81405
flamboyant (not modest)77.027926.21411
twitchy (not still)77.028024.0225
long-winded (not concise)77.07524.683
treasure (not trash)76.974427.0608
compersive (not jealous)76.713220.71171
instinctual (not reasoned)76.627223.41376
giving (not receiving)76.333925.798
intimate (not formal)76.315123.2789
astonishing (not methodical)76.18421.31259
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)76.13925.8158
pure (not debased)76.027525.11249
🐿 (not 🦇)75.928822.6426
innocent (not jaded)75.912225.286
submissive (not dominant)75.816321.81364
🐒 (not 🐩)75.713326.0472
pacifist (not ferocious)75.615223.51345
extraordinary (not mundane)75.551424.91329
🥳 (not 🥴)75.59229.4506
always down (not picky)75.44230.296
protagonist (not antagonist)75.460729.686
crazy (not sane)75.330321.8535
crafty (not scholarly)75.334621.81676
🤡 (not 👽)75.210327.3472
👻 (not 🤖)75.014724.9456
interesting (not tiresome)74.953323.61320
🤣 (not 😊)74.914431.3583
earth (not air)74.924331.4205
poor (not rich)74.721124.51278
🛌 (not 🧗)74.512028.3793
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)74.520525.3200
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)74.456327.7164
slovenly (not stylish)74.413925.51241
poetic (not factual)74.413022.9160
lowbrow (not highbrow)74.36527.41209
literary (not mathematical)74.325019.91183
involved (not remote)74.343724.51278
outsider (not insider)74.120327.01088
important (not irrelevant)74.093624.6893
moist (not dry)73.911726.8160
luddite (not technophile)73.811023.81119
feminist (not sexist)73.871224.0613
cheesy (not chic)73.826326.283
rural (not urban)73.713730.5750
believable (not poorly-written)73.777121.5191
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.622130.41150
wild (not tame)73.655826.01542
accommodating (not stubborn)73.68628.3245
abstract (not concrete)73.516326.1558
often crying (not never cries)73.521722.782
multicolored (not monochrome)73.326629.51049
backdoor (not official)73.230725.21485
quirky (not predictable)73.225229.472
impulsive (not cautious)73.142028.11288
masculine (not feminine)73.068622.21323
opinionated (not jealous)72.762923.1106
melee (not ranged)72.67228.1124
meek (not bossy)72.515321.41258
yes-man (not contrarian)72.59223.990
dunce (not genius)72.212422.31498
gamer (not non-gamer)72.220728.8146
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.139528.395
low IQ (not high IQ)72.07221.31515
scandalous (not proper)72.044423.81432
prideful (not envious)72.056822.0254
circular (not linear)71.910225.9154
everyman (not chosen one)71.916127.6106
freak (not normie)71.837124.2215
flourishing (not traumatized)71.58729.1164
persistent (not quitter)71.4143927.2493
🥰 (not 🙃)71.430332.9732
musical (not off-key)71.221730.0189
epic (not deep)71.219526.2166
spicy (not mild)70.960226.81371
outlaw (not sheriff)70.950524.41369
indiscreet (not tactful)70.612427.9498
lazy (not diligent)70.56923.81308
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.530126.51534
trolling (not triggered)70.513527.6174
spiritual (not skeptical)70.315426.21253
avant-garde (not classical)70.321726.51022
rustic (not cultured)70.219429.781
asexual (not sexual)69.920830.7166
Italian (not Swedish)69.533727.5142
punk rock (not preppy)69.540727.1142
sporty (not bookish)68.838526.31211
📈 (not 📉)68.849529.3527
oppressed (not privileged)68.624723.1154
child free (not pronatalist)68.556830.01111
interrupting (not attentive)68.341226.7163
animalistic (not human)68.215730.51371
ambitious (not realistic)68.258228.6194
wooden (not plastic)68.266828.6165
🥾 (not 👟)68.138932.0490
efficient (not overprepared)68.155122.6170
innocent (not worldly)68.019629.31334
dorky (not cool)67.939730.6471
barbaric (not civilized)67.825225.41303
ludicrous (not sensible)67.733928.21343
mischievous (not well behaved)67.673528.61366
street-smart (not sheltered)67.673929.11448
slow (not fast)67.312625.51317
western (not eastern)67.346730.1654
🐘 (not 🐀)67.134026.6822
vague (not precise)67.014324.61041
gossiping (not confidential)67.032828.31639
domestic (not industrial)66.829227.8911
overspender (not penny-pincher)66.838229.8739
desperate (not high standards)66.727424.1227
apprentice (not master)66.630628.1792
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.643529.2728
provincial (not cosmopolitan)66.627731.11170
communal (not individualist)66.518732.61142
foolish (not wise)66.436024.51368
healthy (not sickly)66.394526.31351
vulnerable (not armoured)66.330327.31298
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.369429.5180
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.276329.5492
🌟 (not 💩)66.2109834.9513
unprepared (not hoarder)66.120128.01315
rhythmic (not stuttering)66.092829.4159
underachiever (not overachiever)66.014230.3199
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.845233.41345
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.828824.7168
existentialist (not nihilist)65.750227.8809
hedonist (not monastic)65.641228.6347
passive (not assertive)65.620228.11328
queer (not straight)65.120727.0632
reliable (not experimental)65.161032.7163
🎨 (not 🏀)65.185232.2213
rough (not smooth)65.049629.01264
dog person (not cat person)65.048835.798
trusting (not charming)64.931231.71318
demure (not vain)64.942226.61245
disreputable (not prestigious)64.929225.81257
🥵 (not 🥶)64.951528.4171
aloof (not obsessed)64.68430.51275
repulsive (not attractive)64.623424.81328
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)64.528731.5449
extreme (not moderate)64.484428.41263
lewd (not tasteful)64.230729.01244
🦄 (not 🐴)64.141734.9453
serene (not pensive)64.04728.4123
respectful (not rude)63.880226.71377
subjective (not objective)63.629228.6941
common sense (not analysis)63.622530.5112
arcane (not mainstream)63.560529.61227
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.584732.592
motivated (not unmotivated)63.3153532.191
gendered (not androgynous)63.2144330.5623
anarchist (not statist)63.248528.6656
🤔 (not 🤫)63.256430.9450
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.174827.51084
reactive (not proactive)63.145031.587
unambitious (not driven)62.95929.11274
edgy (not politically correct)62.872725.81313
fixable (not unfixable)62.673828.3161
naive (not paranoid)62.631431.389
resourceful (not helpless)62.5134827.91078
incompetent (not competent)62.419525.41329
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.350427.0166
spelunker (not claustrophobic)62.071732.8160
radical (not centrist)62.058328.284
fortunate (not unlucky)61.946127.01298
mighty (not puny)61.9106727.01366
sturdy (not flimsy)61.7102033.2160
badass (not weakass)61.7118228.2187
brave (not careful)61.691427.61320
anxious (not calm)61.679430.21306
hipster (not basic)61.638630.11274
unobservant (not perceptive)61.217730.3168
whippersnapper (not sage)60.952230.8142
hypochondriac (not stoic)60.836629.568
blacksmith (not tailor)60.746831.5143
confident (not insecure)60.6107531.21389
🧢 (not 🎩)60.665837.4515
extravagant (not thrifty)60.564033.9188
decorative (not utilitarian)60.238830.3924
good-cook (not bad-cook)60.253233.5160
deep (not shallow)60.195029.1611
vegan (not cannibal)60.173134.8159
ironic (not profound)60.156229.0206
natural-talent (not hard-work)59.834130.8216
pack rat (not minimalist)59.649332.3499
modern (not historical)59.582127.61009
metrosexual (not macho)59.291829.2165
chortling (not giggling)59.294538.1152
sheeple (not conspiracist)59.122031.11036
😏 (not 😬)59.180932.4449
kinky (not vanilla)58.972830.31147
legit (not scrub)58.6131131.0738
socialist (not libertarian)58.423633.71147
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.296232.9175
rock (not rap)58.2152033.690
generalist (not specialist)58.030331.1930
autistic (not neurotypical)57.919327.21132
hesitant (not decisive)57.936228.91291
lavish (not frugal)57.466232.21199
enlightened (not lost)57.164431.3160
water (not fire)57.154234.0184
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.737128.9186
flirtatious (not prudish)56.689128.190
slothful (not active)56.319429.21356
English (not German)56.3159135.0158
self-assured (not self-conscious)56.0121333.01348
young (not old)55.9111324.41309
deranged (not reasonable)55.965528.1498
frank (not sugarcoated)55.8137231.586
cocky (not timid)55.7129531.294
morning lark (not night owl)55.658431.6997
not introspective (not introspective)55.640731.4663
impatient (not patient)55.3107932.7718
oxymoron (not tautology)55.395729.758
theist (not atheist)55.158229.9865
🏌 (not 🤺)54.333533.2466
vintage (not trendy)54.3129331.5165
rebellious (not obedient)54.2113030.51312
beautiful (not ugly)54.2152131.81173
noob (not pro)54.238131.3467
Greek (not Roman)54.261031.6124
nerd (not jock)54.1105031.41348
impartial (not biased)54.126431.61334
orange (not purple)54.081031.01123
perverted (not clean)53.858530.3190
deviant (not average)53.7113529.01093
wavering (not resolute)53.538829.4450
theoretical (not empirical)52.657632.61180
transient (not permanent)52.668831.4609
neutral (not opinionated)52.618832.8208
repetitive (not varied)52.5112330.4679
devout (not heathen)52.3100731.21217
direct (not roundabout)52.3136533.41289
Russian (not French)52.361133.6153
princess (not queen)52.265635.693
lustful (not chaste)52.0107430.41126
stable (not moody)51.956729.51274
feisty (not gracious)51.9133932.01452
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.882934.11038
slugabed (not go-getter)51.621232.4479
frenzied (not sleepy)51.5168332.0189
Pepsi (not Coke)51.380436.7195
pop (not indie)51.361337.377
consistent (not variable)51.2120632.9181
real (not philosophical)50.9134333.31135
resistant (not resigned)50.8161529.11249
awkward (not charming)50.667931.51419
literal (not metaphorical)50.5132734.71294

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Donkey (0.901)
  2. Merry Brandybuck (0.882)
  3. Pippin Took (0.856)
  4. Patrick Star (0.848)
  5. Olaf (0.845)
  6. Dory (0.832)
  7. Pinkie Pie (0.819)
  8. Gene Belcher (0.816)
  9. Rubeus Hagrid (0.815)
  10. Troy Barnes (0.815)
  1. Cho Sang-woo (-0.753)
  2. Theresa Cullen (-0.711)
  3. Alexander Conklin (-0.705)
  4. Ash (-0.702)
  5. Angela Martin (-0.7)
  6. Mycroft Holmes (-0.7)
  7. Preston Burke (-0.697)
  8. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.695)
  9. Coriolanus Snow (-0.692)
  10. Serena Joy Waterford (-0.692)

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.



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