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Ben Wyatt Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
nerd (not jock)94.83512.522
diligent (not lazy)93.6978.923
valedictorian (not drop out)93.3479.139
loyal (not traitorous)91.41779.930
intellectual (not physical)90.28013.236
feminist (not sexist)90.09916.921
bookish (not sporty)89.714117.326
🧠 (not 💪)89.311413.523
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.314314.238
on-time (not tardy)89.311517.149
devoted (not unfaithful)89.022919.130
high IQ (not low IQ)88.72818.531
civilized (not barbaric)88.212111.128
💝 (not 💔)88.02317.322
gatherer (not hunter)87.9209.141
washed (not muddy)87.53610.432
scheduled (not spontaneous)87.410416.634
dorky (not cool)87.33516.132
reliable (not experimental)87.14314.734
clean (not perverted)86.714311.544
egalitarian (not racist)86.134215.531
political (not nonpolitical)86.09816.026
white knight (not bad boy)86.06914.954
factual (not exaggerating)85.85218.534
skeptical (not spiritual)85.710714.835
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)85.74211.833
heroic (not villainous)85.431314.532
consistent (not variable)85.23713.934
human (not animalistic)85.016720.732
sensible (not ludicrous)84.95212.827
reasoned (not instinctual)84.91216.832
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.837218.526
workaholic (not slacker)84.642111.932
cautious (not impulsive)84.55321.527
neat (not messy)84.420422.626
rational (not whimsical)84.39515.322
politically correct (not edgy)84.12018.936
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)84.19118.030
🐿 (not 🦇)83.97816.128
motivated (not unmotivated)83.969418.340
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.726522.531
reasonable (not deranged)83.613023.725
tense (not relaxed)83.530221.047
kind (not cruel)83.440311.919
tailor (not blacksmith)83.35517.932
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.020419.129
precise (not vague)83.015523.127
🌟 (not 💩)82.835916.925
statist (not anarchist)82.63126.427
tasteful (not lewd)82.510715.523
competent (not incompetent)82.154221.033
factual (not poetic)82.19616.836
scholarly (not crafty)82.06516.129
privileged (not oppressed)81.931716.240
🤖 (not 👻)81.83920.024
overachiever (not underachiever)81.845018.041
cheesy (not chic)81.78719.241
pure (not debased)81.513121.723
one-faced (not two-faced)81.528420.647
treasure (not trash)81.449024.723
tight (not loose)81.420518.749
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)81.115421.338
sheriff (not outlaw)81.118823.835
water (not fire)81.16818.134
protagonist (not antagonist)81.035821.841
preppy (not punk rock)80.823720.040
builder (not explorer)80.74019.926
tame (not wild)80.76717.429
modest (not flamboyant)80.414917.635
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.25017.822
believable (not poorly-written)80.233822.841
driven (not unambitious)80.079321.632
logical (not emotional)79.913514.724
wholesome (not salacious)79.624019.123
pacifist (not ferocious)79.59117.025
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)79.530523.839
awkward (not suspicious)79.48224.629
well behaved (not mischievous)79.313822.533
gamer (not non-gamer)79.111628.745
soft (not hard)79.016320.922
scientific (not artistic)78.927322.639
obedient (not rebellious)78.910419.330
quiet (not loud)78.818314.922
concrete (not abstract)78.713319.029
🤔 (not 🤫)78.74722.820
analysis (not common sense)78.417922.942
beautiful (not ugly)78.482018.732
attentive (not interrupting)78.315022.144
claustrophobic (not spelunker)78.23619.942
orderly (not chaotic)78.128924.732
😇 (not 😈)78.123723.032
metrosexual (not macho)78.114217.637
pointed (not random)77.952022.340
mathematical (not literary)77.99922.034
official (not backdoor)77.610023.822
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)77.610627.540
technophile (not luddite)77.514519.126
honorable (not cunning)77.427424.029
thin (not thick)77.417526.228
introspective (not not introspective)77.321313.927
hard-work (not natural-talent)77.319423.343
sensitive (not thick-skinned)77.315022.527
monochrome (not multicolored)77.116022.229
mild (not spicy)77.011024.535
refined (not rugged)76.732013.719
serious (not bold)76.710916.823
complimentary (not insulting)76.725717.131
perceptive (not unobservant)76.781826.536
high-tech (not low-tech)76.627325.129
introvert (not extrovert)76.618020.424
forgiving (not vengeful)76.527620.924
hoarder (not unprepared)76.414114.923
works hard (not plays hard)76.449626.532
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.454022.132
attractive (not repulsive)76.375119.327
respectful (not rude)76.342928.431
atheist (not theist)76.227323.927
deep (not shallow)76.231321.532
anxious (not calm)76.131024.233
eloquent (not unpolished)75.946725.521
permanent (not transient)75.814429.220
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.724916.023
manicured (not scruffy)75.766321.726
democratic (not authoritarian)75.617425.425
resourceful (not helpless)75.687719.725
confidential (not gossiping)75.659718.933
utilitarian (not decorative)75.326520.323
disarming (not creepy)75.345118.830
realist (not idealist)75.319728.924
proper (not scandalous)75.229421.825
angelic (not demonic)75.137418.727
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)75.017520.922
gendered (not androgynous)75.092727.521
go-getter (not slugabed)74.982419.827
sheltered (not street-smart)74.816322.952
📈 (not 📉)74.819825.939
😊 (not 🤣)74.832721.541
private (not gregarious)74.740116.227
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.730128.620
lover (not fighter)74.728120.949
careful (not brave)74.69721.942
nurturing (not poisonous)74.650918.426
frenzied (not sleepy)74.457022.936
linear (not circular)74.36524.842
sober (not indulgent)74.114822.124
English (not German)74.171426.831
opinionated (not jealous)74.056917.250
sane (not crazy)73.924819.131
twitchy (not still)73.937525.352
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.844022.225
vintage (not trendy)73.859819.645
literal (not metaphorical)73.721728.930
self-conscious (not self-assured)73.710823.131
gracious (not feisty)73.67918.430
stuttering (not rhythmic)73.58521.246
demure (not vain)73.416417.425
wise (not foolish)73.439018.832
🎨 (not 🏀)73.263424.440
soulful (not soulless)73.184223.727
practical (not imaginative)73.049224.731
important (not irrelevant)73.0100826.429
studious (not goof-off)73.075620.030
🐀 (not 🐘)73.017725.424
picky (not always down)73.029818.344
fresh (not stinky)72.969525.934
first-mate (not captain)72.842430.936
classical (not avant-garde)72.528122.133
love-focused (not money-focused)72.576921.851
🎃 (not 💀)72.323424.323
paranoid (not naive)72.236023.555
guarded (not open)72.180324.428
genius (not dunce)72.064822.520
tactful (not indiscreet)72.039324.325
triggered (not trolling)71.933819.629
objective (not subjective)71.89027.327
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.831528.820
romantic (not dispassionate)71.765024.350
moderate (not extreme)71.615424.530
giving (not receiving)71.654224.751
soft (not hard)71.533616.023
frank (not sugarcoated)71.379724.246
cynical (not gullible)71.358524.137
puny (not mighty)71.211520.033
beta (not alpha)71.229123.531
corporate (not freelance)71.229427.529
proactive (not reactive)71.26630.536
pensive (not serene)71.150123.533
fixable (not unfixable)70.831821.738
grateful (not entitled)70.736224.053
liberal (not conservative)70.752729.832
prestigious (not disreputable)70.655819.325
good-humored (not angry)70.652821.935
hurried (not leisurely)70.531427.325
patient (not impatient)70.521631.128
awkward (not charming)70.323222.625
rigid (not flexible)70.343121.625
repetitive (not varied)70.227923.629
OCD (not ADHD)70.257128.438
earth (not air)70.143631.743
submissive (not dominant)70.026124.829
purple (not orange)70.025828.523
thinker (not doer)69.716028.543
strict (not lenient)69.552223.732
presidential (not folksy)69.548921.542
rock (not rap)69.5103428.824
traditional (not unorthodox)69.431927.522
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.334933.930
devout (not heathen)69.138724.026
pronatalist (not child free)69.119623.929
altruistic (not selfish)68.759724.535
legit (not scrub)68.792026.838
empath (not psychopath)68.774523.245
conventional (not creative)68.633628.835
vanilla (not kinky)68.640327.321
low self esteem (not narcissistic)68.625022.143
dry (not moist)68.629221.729
equitable (not hypocritical)68.544130.031
interesting (not tiresome)68.383527.223
bashful (not exhibitionist)68.213427.442
average (not deviant)68.118222.129
urban (not rural)68.180927.926
fast (not slow)68.085421.529
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.028726.437
transparent (not machiavellian)68.031827.529
off-key (not musical)67.836625.350
realistic (not fantastical)67.858327.746
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.620126.731
smooth (not rough)67.539520.524
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.449430.016
healthy (not sickly)67.392726.226
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.339728.728
mature (not juvenile)67.265227.530
😏 (not 😬)67.251334.826
prideful (not envious)66.991118.546
straightforward (not cryptic)66.774027.428
🥰 (not 🙃)66.746728.427
reassuring (not fearmongering)66.764625.638
prudish (not flirtatious)66.733920.043
subdued (not exuberant)66.625321.828
weakass (not badass)66.419524.139
persistent (not quitter)66.4164025.721
socialist (not libertarian)66.27127.230
🧐 (not 😎)66.242832.822
timid (not cocky)66.120124.948
compersive (not jealous)66.142321.528
funny (not humorless)66.068321.630
real (not philosophical)66.067228.725
existentialist (not nihilist)66.048827.826
monastic (not hedonist)66.018421.721
thrifty (not extravagant)66.046924.845
opinionated (not neutral)66.0133529.744
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.828527.021
French (not Russian)65.853324.630
loveable (not punchable)65.876531.750
generous (not stingy)65.876625.640
high standards (not desperate)65.871325.141
cultured (not rustic)65.767821.243
resolute (not wavering)65.586726.830
innocent (not worldly)65.324826.433
impartial (not biased)65.36824.530
realistic (not ambitious)65.328528.941
formal (not intimate)64.954125.438
chaste (not lustful)64.735716.119
specialist (not generalist)64.562829.431
sweet (not bitter)64.364122.527
often crying (not never cries)64.145424.236
alert (not oblivious)64.094630.420
🥴 (not 🥳)64.056419.724
😀 (not 😭)64.049426.725
ranged (not melee)64.037929.120
winter (not summer)64.055828.540
vegan (not cannibal)63.964024.340
accommodating (not stubborn)63.921929.737
everyman (not chosen one)63.941926.731
methodical (not astonishing)63.874526.724
serious (not playful)63.688523.834
centrist (not radical)63.528429.741
reserved (not chatty)63.364625.624
weird (not normal)63.277926.628
sage (not whippersnapper)62.843623.624
hypochondriac (not stoic)62.832326.442
warm (not quarrelsome)62.656526.223
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.6127228.023
pro (not noob)62.6118928.126
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.650425.536
deep (not epic)62.636323.443
ironic (not profound)62.648526.138
hesitant (not decisive)62.527130.131
trusting (not charming)62.442625.733
accepting (not judgemental)62.460132.827
involved (not remote)62.3111428.722
🤺 (not 🏌)62.3112033.923
👟 (not 🥾)62.360931.135
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.259224.930
meek (not bossy)62.034925.021
frugal (not lavish)62.070226.521
wooden (not plastic)61.7104828.537
active (not slothful)61.6144623.128
innocent (not jaded)61.534423.665
master (not apprentice)61.2102026.831
cat person (not dog person)61.163233.037
Greek (not Roman)61.024627.329
businesslike (not chivalrous)61.066927.949
obsessed (not aloof)60.993429.127
🤐 (not 😜)60.971029.942
glad (not mad)60.853528.325
monotone (not expressive)60.641025.838
masculine (not feminine)60.5101123.833
genuine (not sarcastic)60.574928.523
cooperative (not competitive)60.249528.436
historical (not modern)60.261025.323
reclusive (not social)59.960323.928
basic (not hipster)59.885634.036
🧕 (not 💃)59.833227.320
young (not old)59.7105923.030
🤠 (not 🤑)59.797428.526
indie (not pop)59.799029.031
flower child (not goth)59.799026.732
happy (not sad)59.546320.726
straight (not queer)59.3131628.024
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)59.377925.039
autistic (not neurotypical)59.218724.720
passive (not assertive)59.132928.627
unchallenging (not demanding)59.125828.250
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.099128.347
curious (not apathetic)58.8121528.124
cringeworthy (not inspiring)58.854730.221
family-first (not work-first)58.781623.935
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.569733.135
sturdy (not flimsy)58.3117431.040
🐴 (not 🦄)58.288831.630
rich (not poor)58.197420.533
trusting (not suspicious)57.865332.025
geriatric (not vibrant)57.833727.247
🛌 (not 🧗)57.746528.037
offended (not chill)57.690025.928
gloomy (not sunny)57.591220.946
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.481828.317
theoretical (not empirical)57.332830.630
coordinated (not clumsy)57.2118831.029
🎩 (not 🧢)57.187932.540
princess (not queen)57.054833.548
mundane (not extraordinary)56.937429.834
comedic (not dramatic)56.945428.141
Pepsi (not Coke)56.646833.321
arcane (not mainstream)56.591730.630
Italian (not Swedish)56.581031.132
stable (not moody)56.444827.326
insecure (not confident)56.442922.831
stoic (not expressive)56.265026.821
short (not tall)56.266027.374
open-minded (not close-minded)56.1107025.725
minimalist (not pack rat)56.186431.340
insider (not outsider)56.063627.320
eastern (not western)56.022539.027
vulnerable (not armoured)55.954630.435
normie (not freak)55.970930.137
shy (not bold)55.822821.726
fortunate (not unlucky)55.771430.231
independent (not codependent)55.7115630.920
enslaved (not emancipated)55.635826.931
blissful (not haunted)55.348029.245
emotional (not unemotional)55.3133323.328
warm (not cold)55.298527.125
contrarian (not yes-man)54.8113629.640
side character (not main character)54.394227.619
interested (not bored)54.2144631.830
humble (not arrogant)54.178728.031
overprepared (not efficient)54.031434.544
miserable (not joyful)53.9109723.832
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.8128526.626
intense (not lighthearted)53.8130227.343
👽 (not 🤡)53.7100131.231
individualist (not communal)53.5113525.828
🦒 (not 🐐)53.540132.719
sorrowful (not cheery)53.2114625.322
touchy-feely (not distant)53.278722.940
enlightened (not lost)53.180531.233
domestic (not industrial)53.083225.832
giggling (not chortling)53.056628.540
resigned (not resistant)52.825830.029
🐮 (not 🐷)52.8121828.822
depressed (not bright)52.788129.326
🥶 (not 🥵)52.772229.527
complicated (not simple)52.6136227.233
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.673435.627
tautology (not oxymoron)52.649132.424
quirky (not predictable)52.598833.749
roundabout (not direct)52.346428.832
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.1101828.216
uncreative (not open to new experinces)52.046230.731
morning lark (not night owl)51.773531.535
long-winded (not concise)51.687731.844
shy (not playful)51.551725.326
traumatized (not flourishing)51.3135627.129
unassuming (not pretentious)51.281227.528
zany (not regular)51.2112032.325
open-book (not secretive)51.167228.351
🐒 (not 🐩)50.989426.924
asexual (not sexual)50.860427.147
stylish (not slovenly)50.3130422.230

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Timothy McGee (0.889)
  2. Dr. Chan Kaifang (0.858)
  3. Chidi Anagonye (0.846)
  4. Pope (0.84)
  5. Klaus Baudelaire (0.838)
  6. Lexi Howard (0.833)
  7. Burton Guster (0.827)
  8. Dr. James Wilson (0.827)
  9. Columbus (0.826)
  10. Brian Johnson (0.821)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.665)
  2. Frank Gallagher (-0.65)
  3. Erlich Bachman (-0.633)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.625)
  5. Meredith Palmer (-0.617)
  6. Myrtle Wilson (-0.613)
  7. Charlie Harper (-0.612)
  8. Nelson Muntz (-0.607)
  9. George Wickham (-0.599)
  10. Bobby Briggs (-0.597)

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 Ben Wyatt to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Ben Wyatt is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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