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Pumbaa Descriptive Personality Statistics

Reference picture of Pumbaa

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 2,000 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)95.3328.71350
kind (not cruel)94.3329.31386
good-humored (not angry)94.2810.11387
loud (not quiet)93.34311.31542
funny (not humorless)93.32310.81449
warm (not cold)92.9219.71394
soulful (not soulless)92.73410.41135
accepting (not judgemental)92.51211.71136
playful (not serious)92.12310.71337
thick (not thin)91.9813.71242
chatty (not reserved)91.76712.21380
joyful (not miserable)91.71911.1549
sunny (not gloomy)91.32711.6188
cheery (not sorrowful)90.82212.31324
happy (not sad)90.7912.01372
messy (not neat)90.72612.01244
😜 (not 🤐)90.55914.5477
one-faced (not two-faced)90.43715.3239
family-first (not work-first)90.24412.61649
summer (not winter)90.13611.0109
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.16012.81373
sweet (not bitter)90.13511.71355
expressive (not monotone)90.07516.5100
expressive (not stoic)89.95413.71385
lenient (not strict)89.61911.81406
goof-off (not studious)89.64215.0547
open-book (not secretive)89.41414.5204
optimistic (not pessimistic)89.24416.91400
love-focused (not money-focused)89.212820.3126
playful (not shy)88.715415.81391
glad (not mad)88.52515.1529
devoted (not unfaithful)88.525716.9113
scruffy (not manicured)88.46015.61608
heroic (not villainous)88.218613.51395
loveable (not punchable)88.05417.0189
gregarious (not private)87.92314.61344
forgiving (not vengeful)87.85215.41317
emotional (not unemotional)87.713916.4114
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)87.63115.8542
💃 (not 🧕)87.312515.9885
freelance (not corporate)87.311821.2157
💝 (not 💔)87.22717.8774
not genocidal (not genocidal)87.214120.592
extrovert (not introvert)87.012319.11352
😀 (not 😭)86.62420.1583
ADHD (not OCD)86.54817.7177
warm (not quarrelsome)86.44016.41457
first-mate (not captain)86.45516.71652
nurturing (not poisonous)86.411114.6659
open (not guarded)86.21516.91379
spontaneous (not deliberate)85.85217.41339
social (not reclusive)85.810120.9909
trusting (not suspicious)85.73118.11431
folksy (not presidential)85.42815.4177
wholesome (not salacious)85.39419.5521
leisurely (not hurried)85.12420.71708
rugged (not refined)84.97718.51341
low-tech (not high-tech)84.84916.51276
😎 (not 🧐)84.812520.6554
vibrant (not geriatric)84.815217.4164
🤠 (not 🤑)84.77321.8538
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.624618.61547
touchy-feely (not distant)84.65118.3114
cooperative (not competitive)84.54318.91321
open-minded (not close-minded)84.57618.11734
flower child (not goth)84.516618.6101
clumsy (not coordinated)84.36516.31333
chaotic (not orderly)84.216216.81374
indulgent (not sober)84.211618.61369
muddy (not washed)84.23920.0113
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.126618.71356
🎃 (not 💀)84.03120.5186
simple (not complicated)83.9519.91413
focused on the present (not focused on the future)83.82223.21415
egalitarian (not racist)83.847918.8485
whimsical (not rational)83.58918.61358
blissful (not haunted)83.51219.6240
relaxed (not tense)83.43021.91321
bold (not serious)83.411614.61438
lighthearted (not intense)83.33225.2174
gullible (not cynical)83.25019.4119
disorganized (not self-disciplined)83.17219.01341
stinky (not fresh)83.14522.1877
random (not pointed)83.14918.3187
weird (not normal)83.018216.71395
chill (not offended)83.04121.4165
grateful (not entitled)83.08418.3178
😇 (not 😈)82.914121.3532
generous (not stingy)82.914521.1245
emotional (not logical)82.814819.21382
plays hard (not works hard)82.77819.51348
exuberant (not subdued)82.713620.3152
flexible (not rigid)82.64020.71331
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.64020.41640
soft (not hard)82.510018.51368
bright (not depressed)82.56819.41274
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.515719.5538
chivalrous (not businesslike)82.33219.2195
fantastical (not realistic)82.311720.1214
soft (not hard)82.011118.31182
codependent (not independent)81.96520.81698
slacker (not workaholic)81.76219.01141
romantic (not dispassionate)81.724719.9183
democratic (not authoritarian)81.64322.01174
honorable (not cunning)81.614220.01458
unpolished (not eloquent)81.48022.51546
nonpolitical (not political)81.22722.91288
tardy (not on-time)81.29419.4217
💪 (not 🧠)81.28720.0580
loose (not tight)81.27223.8191
complimentary (not insulting)81.014119.61062
straightforward (not cryptic)80.813124.01383
beta (not alpha)80.711921.01428
gatherer (not hunter)80.712522.8153
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.714826.11217
transparent (not machiavellian)80.44123.393
angelic (not demonic)80.321319.61299
juvenile (not mature)80.315419.41174
zany (not regular)80.318921.2476
unorthodox (not traditional)80.325521.21151
🐷 (not 🐮)79.95025.9888
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.834323.01327
altruistic (not selfish)79.822719.41428
artistic (not scientific)79.620520.21300
exaggerating (not factual)79.623623.6172
interested (not bored)79.623222.5208
physical (not intellectual)79.512822.81339
oblivious (not alert)79.48021.1546
curious (not apathetic)79.425121.31296
liberal (not conservative)79.323123.3512
comedic (not dramatic)79.36025.7218
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.211725.4517
protagonist (not antagonist)79.145227.4111
drop out (not valedictorian)79.013223.2512
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.023322.0514
genuine (not sarcastic)78.919625.71395
lover (not fighter)78.917122.0194
dramatic (not no-nonsense)78.825022.8742
doer (not thinker)78.823723.9225
bold (not shy)78.786123.21365
emancipated (not enslaved)78.522923.61238
awkward (not suspicious)78.49618.11291
🐐 (not 🦒)78.36722.9738
disarming (not creepy)78.230218.4664
creative (not conventional)78.126421.11341
empath (not psychopath)78.138924.2196
explorer (not builder)77.918821.81753
unassuming (not pretentious)77.96226.0525
imaginative (not practical)77.816425.01406
idealist (not realist)77.616124.41113
humble (not arrogant)77.419223.01314
short (not tall)77.317123.81475
equitable (not hypocritical)77.215420.91113
twitchy (not still)77.128224.0226
flamboyant (not modest)77.027926.21411
unchallenging (not demanding)77.03926.3224
treasure (not trash)76.975726.9610
instinctual (not reasoned)76.727223.41378
compersive (not jealous)76.713220.71173
innocent (not jaded)76.312025.5113
intimate (not formal)76.316123.2792
astonishing (not methodical)76.28321.31264
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)76.23925.7162
cheesy (not chic)76.121125.1106
pure (not debased)76.028325.01251
giving (not receiving)75.935825.8110
submissive (not dominant)75.817021.81368
🐒 (not 🐩)75.713626.1476
🐿 (not 🦇)75.730322.7428
always down (not picky)75.74429.6115
pacifist (not ferocious)75.616223.51347
🥳 (not 🥴)75.69429.3510
extraordinary (not mundane)75.552424.81332
white knight (not bad boy)75.540021.8116
🤡 (not 👽)75.310427.2476
crafty (not scholarly)75.236321.81678
crazy (not sane)75.230321.9537
earth (not air)75.223631.1209
quirky (not predictable)75.121727.098
🤣 (not 😊)75.014731.3584
interesting (not tiresome)74.954723.61320
👻 (not 🤖)74.916325.1457
poor (not rich)74.822224.51282
long-winded (not concise)74.89726.8107
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)74.720625.2203
🛌 (not 🧗)74.513028.2794
poetic (not factual)74.513522.8162
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)74.556527.6166
slovenly (not stylish)74.414525.41245
lowbrow (not highbrow)74.36427.41212
literary (not mathematical)74.326119.91184
involved (not remote)74.344424.51283
outsider (not insider)74.020527.11091
important (not irrelevant)73.996824.7895
luddite (not technophile)73.811623.81122
feminist (not sexist)73.872223.9616
moist (not dry)73.812327.0166
rural (not urban)73.714530.4752
believable (not poorly-written)73.779121.4193
yes-man (not contrarian)73.77823.6108
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.623730.41151
wild (not tame)73.657926.11545
abstract (not concrete)73.516926.1562
multicolored (not monochrome)73.427029.41052
backdoor (not official)73.231625.21487
accommodating (not stubborn)73.29128.6250
melee (not ranged)73.26827.7130
impulsive (not cautious)73.142228.21290
masculine (not feminine)73.071022.21324
often crying (not never cries)72.823323.6112
meek (not bossy)72.515821.41262
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.439928.1110
dunce (not genius)72.312422.31500
gamer (not non-gamer)72.320328.8147
circular (not linear)72.29725.6159
low IQ (not high IQ)72.07221.41520
scandalous (not proper)72.045923.91437
prideful (not envious)72.058921.9256
freak (not normie)72.037324.0218
opinionated (not jealous)72.068123.8121
everyman (not chosen one)71.917427.7127
🥰 (not 🙃)71.530632.8735
flourishing (not traumatized)71.59129.0167
persistent (not quitter)71.4148127.1495
epic (not deep)71.419026.0170
musical (not off-key)71.122530.0192
outlaw (not sheriff)71.051924.41372
spicy (not mild)70.862026.91374
lazy (not diligent)70.57123.81314
indiscreet (not tactful)70.513527.9499
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.430826.61536
spiritual (not skeptical)70.415726.21258
avant-garde (not classical)70.321926.51025
rustic (not cultured)70.220529.7105
trolling (not triggered)70.014527.8185
punk rock (not preppy)69.641527.1143
Italian (not Swedish)69.534027.6151
asexual (not sexual)69.521931.0168
📈 (not 📉)68.850529.3527
sporty (not bookish)68.738926.41214
interrupting (not attentive)68.741026.8168
efficient (not overprepared)68.553122.3178
oppressed (not privileged)68.526023.0157
child free (not pronatalist)68.459130.01112
ambitious (not realistic)68.458728.6196
animalistic (not human)68.215630.51375
🥾 (not 👟)68.041132.0491
wooden (not plastic)68.068928.6166
dorky (not cool)67.940230.7477
dog person (not cat person)67.942334.9115
innocent (not worldly)67.920629.41338
barbaric (not civilized)67.925525.41307
ludicrous (not sensible)67.834128.21346
mischievous (not well behaved)67.674728.61368
street-smart (not sheltered)67.675029.11450
slow (not fast)67.313525.51322
western (not eastern)67.352130.0656
🐘 (not 🐀)67.235026.6824
gossiping (not confidential)67.033528.31641
vague (not precise)66.915624.61048
domestic (not industrial)66.931127.7913
overspender (not penny-pincher)66.839129.8740
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.644429.3729
provincial (not cosmopolitan)66.629331.11172
apprentice (not master)66.531228.2797
communal (not individualist)66.520332.61142
desperate (not high standards)66.529224.2229
foolish (not wise)66.436924.51370
healthy (not sickly)66.496426.31355
vulnerable (not armoured)66.231627.31302
low self esteem (not narcissistic)66.230224.8170
unprepared (not hoarder)66.120128.01320
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.178729.7496
🌟 (not 💩)66.1113235.0514
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.172029.6182
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.847433.41346
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.896729.2162
existentialist (not nihilist)65.751127.8810
hedonist (not monastic)65.743428.7348
passive (not assertive)65.620528.11328
underachiever (not overachiever)65.615230.3201
queer (not straight)65.121427.0635
reliable (not experimental)65.162332.5166
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)65.182732.1107
rough (not smooth)65.050529.01268
trusting (not charming)64.932031.71321
demure (not vain)64.843626.61248
disreputable (not prestigious)64.830725.81259
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)64.828331.5453
🎨 (not 🏀)64.788332.2218
aloof (not obsessed)64.68330.51276
repulsive (not attractive)64.623824.81331
side character (not main character)64.663428.194
extreme (not moderate)64.485928.41265
serene (not pensive)64.44828.6135
lewd (not tasteful)64.331029.01249
🥵 (not 🥶)64.255528.7174
🦄 (not 🐴)63.944035.0457
respectful (not rude)63.883226.71379
subjective (not objective)63.731628.6946
arcane (not mainstream)63.562229.61230
🤔 (not 🤫)63.457130.9453
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.330428.086
anarchist (not statist)63.251328.6659
motivated (not unmotivated)63.2158432.6102
gendered (not androgynous)63.1149330.6626
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.176927.51086
unambitious (not driven)63.06129.11278
edgy (not politically correct)62.775125.81315
naive (not paranoid)62.731332.0104
incompetent (not competent)62.419225.31332
resourceful (not helpless)62.4138827.91080
fixable (not unfixable)62.476328.4167
sturdy (not flimsy)62.3103133.2163
mighty (not puny)61.9108827.01368
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.952427.0169
fortunate (not unlucky)61.847427.11305
badass (not weakass)61.8121128.0189
brave (not careful)61.793427.61325
anxious (not calm)61.682330.21308
hipster (not basic)61.638530.11276
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.576632.8169
unobservant (not perceptive)61.418730.4171
whippersnapper (not sage)61.451230.7148
common sense (not analysis)61.231332.0131
blacksmith (not tailor)61.047031.7151
reactive (not proactive)61.057231.8112
confident (not insecure)60.7110231.21393
extravagant (not thrifty)60.765234.1192
🧢 (not 🎩)60.669337.4516
decorative (not utilitarian)60.240430.3926
deep (not shallow)60.099129.1615
vegan (not cannibal)60.076834.6163
radical (not centrist)60.070129.2109
pack rat (not minimalist)59.849832.3502
natural-talent (not hard-work)59.835730.9218
ironic (not profound)59.760229.2210
modern (not historical)59.584127.61013
chortling (not giggling)59.596838.0157
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.260633.8164
kinky (not vanilla)59.073530.31152
sheeple (not conspiracist)59.023031.11038
😏 (not 😬)58.984232.3453
metrosexual (not macho)58.895429.4177
legit (not scrub)58.7133431.1741
socialist (not libertarian)58.424433.81152
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.398232.9177
autistic (not neurotypical)58.020627.31136
generalist (not specialist)57.932731.1932
hesitant (not decisive)57.838028.91296
water (not fire)57.556333.9187
lavish (not frugal)57.467432.21199
enlightened (not lost)57.265931.2161
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.937328.8189
flirtatious (not prudish)56.890328.2105
English (not German)56.6163435.3166
slothful (not active)56.320129.21366
rock (not rap)56.2163834.0103
self-assured (not self-conscious)56.0124533.01349
deranged (not reasonable)56.066628.2500
young (not old)55.8114624.41313
cocky (not timid)55.8133631.296
morning lark (not night owl)55.759231.6998
not introspective (not introspective)55.641731.4663
impatient (not patient)55.3110932.7718
theist (not atheist)55.160729.9865
frank (not sugarcoated)55.0145831.3100
🏌 (not 🤺)54.434033.1470
Greek (not Roman)54.461331.6133
oxymoron (not tautology)54.3103030.272
rebellious (not obedient)54.2116230.51315
noob (not pro)54.239231.4476
orange (not purple)54.184531.01125
nerd (not jock)54.1108431.41350
impartial (not biased)54.126431.61337
beautiful (not ugly)54.1157331.81175
vintage (not trendy)54.1135731.5166
deviant (not average)53.7116929.01097
wavering (not resolute)53.439629.5452
perverted (not clean)53.260130.5194
neutral (not opinionated)52.918932.6213
repetitive (not varied)52.7115330.4682
transient (not permanent)52.671131.4612
theoretical (not empirical)52.558432.71187
direct (not roundabout)52.4140833.51293
devout (not heathen)52.2104831.31225
Russian (not French)52.163333.7163
lustful (not chaste)51.9110430.51128
feisty (not gracious)51.9136832.01457
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.886134.11040
princess (not queen)51.868735.5106
stable (not moody)51.760329.51282
slugabed (not go-getter)51.721732.4482
frenzied (not sleepy)51.6173932.1192
indie (not pop)51.1133137.0103
Pepsi (not Coke)51.083136.8199
resistant (not resigned)50.9166329.11252
real (not philosophical)50.9138433.31138
awkward (not charming)50.670531.51419
variable (not consistent)50.673733.2189
literal (not metaphorical)50.5136734.71296

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 (0.883)
  3. Pippin Took (0.858)
  4. Patrick Star (0.857)
  5. Olaf (0.846)
  6. Sasha Braus (0.835)
  7. Dory (0.834)
  8. Pinkie Pie (0.82)
  9. Gene Belcher (0.818)
  10. Rubeus Hagrid (0.816)
  1. Cho Sang-woo (-0.756)
  2. Theresa Cullen (-0.711)
  3. Ash (-0.708)
  4. Alexander Conklin (-0.703)
  5. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.699)
  6. Angela Martin (-0.698)
  7. Mycroft Holmes (-0.698)
  8. Preston Burke (-0.696)
  9. Serena Joy Waterford (-0.693)
  10. Coriolanus Snow (-0.693)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Pumbaa to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Pumbaa is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ENFP67.7%10817
ESFP65.3%1202
INFP62.8%23344
ENFJ61.5%3842
ISFP60.6%1998
ESFJ59.5%592
INFJ57.0%12519
ESTP56.6%765
ENTP56.3%5934
ISFJ55.0%1602
INTP51.9%11992
ISTP50.8%1950
ENTJ49.8%2286
ESTJ48.1%547
INTJ44.8%8827
ISTJ43.5%1475

Notes

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