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Ben Wyatt Personality Statistics

Ben Wyatt is a character from Parks and Recreation. 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
nerd (not jock)94.92713.319
diligent (not lazy)94.1736.716
valedictorian (not drop out)93.3389.234
loyal (not traitorous)91.515010.125
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.98310.636
on-time (not tardy)90.18915.847
civilized (not barbaric)90.1638.821
human (not animalistic)89.82310.929
feminist (not sexist)89.49417.918
intellectual (not physical)89.39314.128
🧠 (not 💪)89.29713.821
reliable (not experimental)88.43014.631
bookish (not sporty)88.315918.023
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.17617.030
dorky (not cool)88.12416.130
high IQ (not low IQ)88.02748.229
💝 (not 💔)88.01817.720
gatherer (not hunter)88.0159.240
devoted (not unfaithful)87.924219.827
washed (not muddy)87.53410.330
reasoned (not instinctual)86.8813.928
clean (not perverted)86.612411.340
egalitarian (not racist)86.625616.026
white knight (not bad boy)86.35915.152
precise (not vague)86.26620.124
neat (not messy)86.112620.822
kind (not cruel)86.024010.614
political (not nonpolitical)85.88916.723
factual (not exaggerating)85.84419.131
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)85.63711.727
politically correct (not edgy)85.51217.335
sensible (not ludicrous)85.43511.625
heroic (not villainous)85.427014.731
skeptical (not spiritual)85.310215.727
workaholic (not slacker)85.234212.229
consistent (not variable)84.73814.231
rational (not whimsical)84.48015.920
treasure (not trash)84.325223.320
statist (not anarchist)84.22024.419
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.935018.924
motivated (not unmotivated)83.857418.539
competent (not incompetent)83.639418.231
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.68218.428
reasonable (not deranged)83.610723.725
sensitive (not thick-skinned)83.55514.321
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.416219.827
modest (not flamboyant)83.36715.029
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.321922.730
tense (not relaxed)83.127822.240
🐿 (not 🦇)83.16717.024
🌟 (not 💩)82.828616.925
tailor (not blacksmith)82.85618.230
tight (not loose)82.713516.848
privileged (not oppressed)82.627116.438
tasteful (not lewd)82.59015.523
cautious (not impulsive)82.57022.024
builder (not explorer)82.22117.423
obedient (not rebellious)82.25913.125
factual (not poetic)81.98616.934
tame (not wild)81.74718.125
perceptive (not unobservant)81.548723.432
overachiever (not underachiever)81.539218.737
believable (not poorly-written)81.422221.840
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)81.313120.826
😇 (not 😈)81.313519.524
preppy (not punk rock)81.319119.535
scholarly (not crafty)81.26016.526
one-faced (not two-faced)81.125621.144
cheesy (not chic)81.19020.137
protagonist (not antagonist)81.028822.140
utilitarian (not decorative)80.97917.717
beautiful (not ugly)80.861416.925
driven (not unambitious)80.864021.326
well behaved (not mischievous)80.68823.429
concrete (not abstract)80.37917.428
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.23917.822
hard-work (not natural-talent)80.210017.439
pacifist (not ferocious)79.96917.122
water (not fire)79.96318.331
wholesome (not salacious)79.919419.921
🤖 (not 👻)79.65221.020
pure (not debased)79.614923.817
logical (not emotional)79.511318.015
sheriff (not outlaw)79.319724.631
gamer (not non-gamer)78.810829.642
awkward (not suspicious)78.77424.728
metrosexual (not macho)78.611518.134
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.628224.137
analysis (not common sense)78.513822.840
scientific (not artistic)78.424223.635
technophile (not luddite)78.312317.923
works hard (not plays hard)78.237226.027
quiet (not loud)78.215315.219
eloquent (not unpolished)78.233126.216
claustrophobic (not spelunker)78.23820.639
orderly (not chaotic)77.925225.430
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)77.79028.936
attentive (not interrupting)77.513723.040
respectful (not rude)77.433928.128
gendered (not androgynous)77.467026.719
resourceful (not helpless)77.467720.917
anxious (not calm)77.325022.424
soft (not hard)77.316821.220
introspective (not not introspective)77.217514.226
high-tech (not low-tech)77.121425.328
confidential (not gossiping)76.945718.531
🤔 (not 🤫)76.94424.716
monochrome (not multicolored)76.814323.025
deep (not shallow)76.724720.530
devout (not heathen)76.610817.119
introvert (not extrovert)76.614520.424
proper (not scandalous)76.621920.823
forgiving (not vengeful)76.521720.924
honorable (not cunning)76.424724.427
mild (not spicy)76.310524.634
pointed (not random)76.252222.736
serious (not bold)76.110116.922
thin (not thick)76.017227.325
atheist (not theist)76.023725.923
practical (not imaginative)75.833922.726
sheltered (not street-smart)75.713222.135
complimentary (not insulting)75.723617.029
disarming (not creepy)75.538219.126
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.550822.629
studious (not goof-off)75.556917.928
permanent (not transient)75.413029.919
official (not backdoor)75.212625.418
lover (not fighter)75.222821.045
democratic (not authoritarian)75.016026.123
📈 (not 📉)74.815226.536
refined (not rugged)74.633817.211
attractive (not repulsive)74.667520.619
careful (not brave)74.68621.942
English (not German)74.656027.828
frenzied (not sleepy)74.646923.235
hoarder (not unprepared)74.416413.920
go-getter (not slugabed)74.472320.824
linear (not circular)74.45824.239
nurturing (not poisonous)74.344418.725
realist (not idealist)74.320630.420
sane (not crazy)74.219618.228
😊 (not 🤣)74.228821.739
fresh (not stinky)74.254526.731
self-conscious (not self-assured)74.28823.928
tactful (not indiscreet)74.226523.522
genius (not dunce)74.147022.018
mathematical (not literary)74.012723.625
manicured (not scruffy)74.061422.423
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.917020.621
soft (not hard)73.923113.821
sober (not indulgent)73.814023.022
vintage (not trendy)73.752119.844
angelic (not demonic)73.734519.024
demure (not vain)73.613218.021
gracious (not feisty)73.66218.828
moderate (not extreme)73.49623.627
stuttering (not rhythmic)73.37621.444
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.230815.320
soulful (not soulless)73.171223.727
urban (not rural)73.049526.822
twitchy (not still)73.035025.749
opinionated (not jealous)73.051417.346
literal (not metaphorical)72.822029.029
patriotic (not unpatriotic)72.741622.024
first-mate (not captain)72.436231.525
objective (not subjective)72.46226.325
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.332531.116
guarded (not open)72.366424.422
🎨 (not 🏀)72.257024.937
important (not irrelevant)72.287928.024
earth (not air)72.229931.037
love-focused (not money-focused)72.164822.149
picky (not always down)72.129018.242
paranoid (not naive)72.029623.754
cynical (not gullible)71.948624.236
OCD (not ADHD)71.845828.234
🐀 (not 🐘)71.815625.822
romantic (not dispassionate)71.755624.649
pensive (not serene)71.742022.931
good-humored (not angry)71.641820.933
private (not gregarious)71.445216.820
prestigious (not disreputable)71.444718.221
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.322933.326
rock (not rap)71.378525.522
triggered (not trolling)71.230120.426
frank (not sugarcoated)71.267124.543
🎃 (not 💀)71.122024.122
purple (not orange)71.018526.821
beta (not alpha)70.925024.129
wise (not foolish)70.940418.728
proactive (not reactive)70.96331.833
submissive (not dominant)70.820626.424
liberal (not conservative)70.743629.832
thinker (not doer)70.712228.140
awkward (not charming)70.620223.523
fixable (not unfixable)70.528722.037
giving (not receiving)70.549025.346
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.332128.819
grateful (not entitled)70.331924.650
classical (not avant-garde)70.230923.227
traditional (not unorthodox)70.127228.517
ranged (not melee)70.113021.517
presidential (not folksy)70.039721.836
puny (not mighty)69.911920.130
hurried (not leisurely)69.928529.621
corporate (not freelance)69.828427.927
vanilla (not kinky)69.730927.218
empath (not psychopath)69.759521.841
healthy (not sickly)69.671224.523
rigid (not flexible)69.440322.323
eastern (not western)69.33733.516
socialist (not libertarian)69.22926.626
repetitive (not varied)69.227725.225
monastic (not hedonist)69.110620.017
average (not deviant)68.814122.727
🧐 (not 😎)68.730831.319
straightforward (not cryptic)68.553726.522
smooth (not rough)68.529921.122
pronatalist (not child free)68.518625.722
dry (not moist)68.525722.526
interesting (not tiresome)68.470527.020
legit (not scrub)68.479627.137
🥰 (not 🙃)68.334127.725
no-nonsense (not dramatic)68.232229.425
bashful (not exhibitionist)68.211927.442
transparent (not machiavellian)68.126528.028
equitable (not hypocritical)68.038530.228
conventional (not creative)67.931228.934
fast (not slow)67.971521.928
formal (not intimate)67.838824.633
real (not philosophical)67.751029.018
patient (not impatient)67.723932.424
low self esteem (not narcissistic)67.722422.340
mature (not juvenile)67.555827.929
persistent (not quitter)67.5136325.817
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.525727.034
accommodating (not stubborn)67.514128.833
thrifty (not extravagant)67.536223.943
off-key (not musical)67.432224.746
subdued (not exuberant)67.319521.826
altruistic (not selfish)67.254524.433
😀 (not 😭)67.133926.621
generous (not stingy)67.159924.236
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.040530.69
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.819027.329
opinionated (not neutral)66.8112229.643
prudish (not flirtatious)66.829220.938
weakass (not badass)66.417224.139
realistic (not fantastical)66.355028.439
resolute (not wavering)66.270227.726
prideful (not envious)66.282419.042
reassuring (not fearmongering)65.954826.035
strict (not lenient)65.955824.526
cultured (not rustic)65.958520.440
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.823627.021
high standards (not desperate)65.862325.141
impartial (not biased)65.65325.128
often crying (not never cries)65.635924.133
theoretical (not empirical)65.37826.520
alert (not oblivious)65.176827.717
winter (not summer)65.144027.338
chaste (not lustful)64.929114.19
existentialist (not nihilist)64.946929.518
everyman (not chosen one)64.931226.929
loveable (not punchable)64.868432.047
compersive (not jealous)64.737821.626
😏 (not 😬)64.651535.022
pro (not noob)64.595727.025
vegan (not cannibal)64.550025.436
realistic (not ambitious)64.523728.840
French (not Russian)64.450224.727
timid (not cocky)64.419525.044
trusting (not suspicious)64.238130.521
funny (not humorless)64.164221.028
🥴 (not 🥳)64.047420.123
specialist (not generalist)63.954830.328
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.838725.732
sweet (not bitter)63.654623.424
active (not slothful)63.5115823.525
meek (not bossy)63.326420.514
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.3104928.321
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.326627.239
cringeworthy (not inspiring)63.038430.417
serious (not playful)62.976724.631
innocent (not worldly)62.924226.430
🤺 (not 🏌)62.991632.815
frugal (not lavish)62.856623.917
methodical (not astonishing)62.766927.921
warm (not quarrelsome)62.646026.223
accepting (not judgemental)62.449632.827
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.351124.424
genuine (not sarcastic)62.256128.122
centrist (not radical)62.229330.536
involved (not remote)62.196429.321
sage (not whippersnapper)62.139323.923
wooden (not plastic)62.187028.835
weird (not normal)61.871928.424
reserved (not chatty)61.857926.718
innocent (not jaded)61.729323.864
hesitant (not decisive)61.624330.422
deep (not epic)61.632923.341
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)61.557523.736
masculine (not feminine)61.283623.832
mundane (not extraordinary)61.122929.229
happy (not sad)61.036521.223
cat person (not dog person)61.051533.134
cooperative (not competitive)60.938327.533
🤐 (not 😜)60.959229.942
👟 (not 🥾)60.956730.532
trusting (not charming)60.743126.724
obsessed (not aloof)60.580730.422
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)60.456133.031
master (not apprentice)60.292226.730
basic (not hipster)60.174132.832
Greek (not Roman)60.023628.027
sturdy (not flimsy)60.094730.736
ironic (not profound)60.051125.732
stoic (not expressive)59.747025.719
🛌 (not 🧗)59.735626.434
indie (not pop)59.780729.031
Pepsi (not Coke)59.524533.118
curious (not apathetic)59.3100627.721
historical (not modern)59.352426.020
monotone (not expressive)59.337926.435
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.263028.041
unchallenging (not demanding)58.921428.745
young (not old)58.889622.929
straight (not queer)58.7118528.523
rich (not poor)58.683621.524
reclusive (not social)58.554424.226
flower child (not goth)58.487526.131
passive (not assertive)58.329029.525
family-first (not work-first)58.269424.332
glad (not mad)58.250429.222
coordinated (not clumsy)58.197931.128
open-minded (not close-minded)58.183625.823
stable (not moody)58.035127.022
Italian (not Swedish)57.767730.831
enslaved (not emancipated)57.525726.926
normie (not freak)57.556130.135
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.452828.011
vulnerable (not armoured)57.243830.632
insider (not outsider)57.250827.519
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.192928.343
warm (not cold)57.077326.821
geriatric (not vibrant)57.029527.645
princess (not queen)56.947133.145
insecure (not confident)56.635623.328
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.627936.317
offended (not chill)56.680726.526
gloomy (not sunny)56.680521.141
sorrowful (not cheery)56.387522.718
fortunate (not unlucky)56.060330.126
independent (not codependent)55.998131.719
shy (not bold)55.819021.726
autistic (not neurotypical)55.818722.815
🐴 (not 🦄)55.782131.228
comedic (not dramatic)55.640428.637
miserable (not joyful)55.589523.728
resigned (not resistant)55.415630.225
🧕 (not 💃)55.440725.318
🎩 (not 🧢)55.479432.538
tautology (not oxymoron)55.429632.422
blissful (not haunted)55.340728.643
emotional (not unemotional)55.3110323.328
🦒 (not 🐐)55.230532.818
arcane (not mainstream)55.182031.726
minimalist (not pack rat)54.779532.334
overprepared (not efficient)54.426335.138
quirky (not predictable)54.276433.444
humble (not arrogant)53.965528.328
interested (not bored)53.7122532.229
touchy-feely (not distant)53.765223.039
tall (not short)53.592123.721
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.480230.112
enlightened (not lost)53.369231.131
contrarian (not yes-man)53.3101929.436
domestic (not industrial)53.270726.829
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.138329.126
👽 (not 🤡)53.187231.630
intense (not lighthearted)53.0111627.440
🥶 (not 🥵)53.061930.624
shy (not playful)52.939424.725
depressed (not bright)52.772829.326
🤠 (not 🤑)52.799028.518
individualist (not communal)52.6100426.219
roundabout (not direct)52.340728.930
slovenly (not stylish)52.354521.827
morning lark (not night owl)52.261131.330
sexual (not asexual)51.9116627.141
regular (not zany)51.866434.919
giggling (not chortling)51.852628.738
🐮 (not 🐷)51.7107328.819
open-book (not secretive)51.656028.448
traumatized (not flourishing)51.3112727.129
complicated (not simple)51.2118627.431
unassuming (not pretentious)51.267327.528
conspiracist (not sheeple)51.0121325.424
long-winded (not concise)51.077732.442
🐒 (not 🐩)50.976727.523

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Timothy McGee (0.89)
  2. Dr. Chan Kaifang (0.856)
  3. Chidi Anagonye (0.842)
  4. Pope (0.841)
  5. Dr. James Wilson (0.83)
  6. Columbus (0.827)
  7. David Rosen (0.826)
  8. Burton Guster (0.824)
  9. Brian Johnson (0.819)
  10. Jimmy Palmer (0.817)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.657)
  2. Frank Gallagher (-0.655)
  3. Erlich Bachman (-0.634)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.626)
  5. Meredith Palmer (-0.623)
  6. Charlie Harper (-0.612)
  7. Myrtle Wilson (-0.612)
  8. Nelson Muntz (-0.609)
  9. George Wickham (-0.598)
  10. Bobby Briggs (-0.593)

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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Notes

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