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Homer Simpson Personality Statistics

Homer Simpson is a character from The Simpsons. 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
disorganized (not self-disciplined)95.638.5412
impulsive (not cautious)95.2108.7455
goof-off (not studious)95.1410.0124
🛌 (not 🧗)94.8411.9201
messy (not neat)94.748.2291
loud (not quiet)94.2248.3393
cannibal (not vegan)94.2610.133
lazy (not diligent)94.1110.8428
clumsy (not coordinated)93.4410.9435
spontaneous (not scheduled)93.22311.8425
chaotic (not orderly)93.12210.6414
oblivious (not alert)92.6615.2109
slacker (not workaholic)92.4713.775
indulgent (not sober)92.31815.2407
slothful (not active)92.3314.3373
unpolished (not eloquent)92.1712.8308
juvenile (not mature)91.5199.284
foolish (not wise)91.4913.4485
ignorant (not knowledgeable)91.4615.334
instinctual (not reasoned)91.2513.0431
thick (not thin)91.11412.3289
spontaneous (not deliberate)90.71114.9388
incompetent (not competent)90.6515.7362
playful (not serious)90.52312.4413
emotional (not logical)90.51812.4415
🐒 (not 🐩)90.5716.896
😜 (not 🤐)90.23014.197
whimsical (not rational)90.12212.4421
drop out (not valedictorian)90.11616.4112
self-destructive (not self-improving)89.82610.331
playful (not shy)89.77811.1415
impatient (not patient)89.54816.2139
low IQ (not high IQ)89.3716.2359
slovenly (not stylish)88.91215.8373
plays hard (not works hard)88.82015.8423
slow (not fast)88.4514.8458
ludicrous (not sensible)88.42418.5391
leisurely (not hurried)88.4820.1406
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)88.32821.6396
chatty (not reserved)88.19613.8444
mischievous (not well behaved)88.113814.3398
open-book (not secretive)88.11917.928
expressive (not stoic)87.96315.9420
bold (not shy)87.829014.6419
scruffy (not manicured)87.85314.0397
lowbrow (not highbrow)87.7519.9358
gregarious (not private)87.42412.7392
unobservant (not perceptive)87.3621.134
low-tech (not high-tech)87.02214.9373
dunce (not genius)86.9919.4511
folksy (not presidential)86.71714.935
experimental (not reliable)86.64517.432
scandalous (not proper)86.47914.3352
lenient (not strict)85.93519.2457
bold (not serious)85.95013.8397
disreputable (not prestigious)85.72415.1323
focused on the present (not focused on the future)85.2722.2443
deranged (not reasonable)85.15416.7118
rugged (not refined)85.06416.9459
funny (not humorless)85.010118.4397
unambiguous (not mysterious)84.81320.6359
vague (not precise)84.7516.0245
indiscreet (not tactful)84.6822.699
extrovert (not introvert)84.312819.2404
open (not guarded)84.22417.8390
unprepared (not hoarder)84.2622.8350
physical (not intellectual)83.75218.3366
codependent (not independent)83.74421.5417
crazy (not sane)83.58717.8107
💃 (not 🧕)83.414322.1177
melee (not ranged)83.41121.524
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)83.29820.6137
simple (not complicated)83.1724.6389
straight (not queer)83.126722.3150
head@clouds (not down2earth)83.08724.4387
basic (not hipster)83.06621.3400
🤡 (not 👽)82.81124.0114
gendered (not androgynous)82.734726.8125
loose (not tight)82.64118.230
crafty (not scholarly)82.310315.4368
gossiping (not confidential)82.28920.0474
dramatic (not no-nonsense)81.713526.4144
slugabed (not go-getter)81.7925.995
sunny (not gloomy)81.410019.136
barbaric (not civilized)81.35016.8391
stinky (not fresh)81.23420.6202
masculine (not feminine)81.130919.1417
lewd (not tasteful)81.14721.1416
🐷 (not 🐮)80.93324.3176
moody (not stable)80.922320.0410
social (not reclusive)80.813620.7205
🐐 (not 🦒)80.62222.4193
backdoor (not official)80.511522.4409
astonishing (not methodical)80.42922.5378
subjective (not objective)80.4726.376
zany (not regular)80.414122.893
unambitious (not driven)80.3626.0333
edgy (not politically correct)80.215916.9394
imaginative (not practical)79.79223.2388
outlaw (not sheriff)79.620117.7367
🧢 (not 🎩)79.513728.999
rude (not respectful)79.412318.9431
family-first (not work-first)79.218019.2421
wild (not tame)79.227223.4357
😎 (not 🧐)79.215324.7138
relaxed (not tense)78.83326.0415
variable (not consistent)78.83127.333
🤣 (not 😊)78.66826.2132
luddite (not technophile)78.34723.7309
selfish (not altruistic)78.220623.4408
extreme (not moderate)78.033426.5363
rebellious (not obedient)78.033222.2401
nonpolitical (not political)77.64625.8360
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)77.410128.8314
🐿 (not 🦇)77.215924.991
cheery (not sorrowful)77.111221.2419
🤠 (not 🤑)77.116927.6106
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.08125.5283
shallow (not deep)77.09123.1149
heathen (not devout)76.99623.5384
hypocritical (not equitable)76.712425.0120
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)76.619526.5131
repulsive (not attractive)76.46821.8432
soft (not hard)76.215324.979
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)76.136023.746
helpless (not resourceful)75.92426.077
whippersnapper (not sage)75.97824.727
hedonist (not monastic)75.89529.3102
not introspective (not introspective)75.75330.0172
slow-talking (not fast-talking)75.76028.936
straightforward (not cryptic)75.622329.9403
soft (not hard)75.614922.6377
biased (not impartial)75.525926.6365
noob (not pro)75.54429.6107
orange (not purple)75.19924.3344
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.133426.1407
warm (not cold)74.927721.9359
intimate (not formal)74.713823.6151
wavering (not resolute)74.61622.880
💪 (not 🧠)74.410923.5130
abstract (not concrete)74.311627.7120
circular (not linear)74.35925.736
English (not German)74.043028.731
lustful (not chaste)73.827624.6426
sexist (not feminist)73.716723.7171
brave (not careful)73.733021.5379
exuberant (not subdued)73.727430.432
flamboyant (not modest)73.526524.9417
sickly (not healthy)73.57421.6376
unorthodox (not traditional)73.430030.076
insulting (not complimentary)73.023621.377
weird (not normal)72.733826.5422
competitive (not cooperative)72.646127.5403
😀 (not 😭)72.415929.8135
rough (not smooth)72.319726.2343
happy (not sad)72.313521.4385
off-key (not musical)72.315529.136
💝 (not 💔)72.020826.6176
night owl (not morning lark)71.835423.3254
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.524926.8350
lighthearted (not intense)71.311831.124
awkward (not suspicious)71.214827.5383
vulnerable (not armoured)71.214424.6340
apprentice (not master)71.115830.2138
idealist (not realist)71.021331.979
cringeworthy (not inspiring)70.918829.785
feisty (not gracious)70.949624.6329
important (not irrelevant)70.971630.0194
real (not philosophical)70.531429.0282
unassuming (not pretentious)70.512136.0133
pack rat (not minimalist)70.413331.1101
scrub (not legit)70.37429.5135
👻 (not 🤖)70.219030.1110
trolling (not triggered)70.011433.530
soulful (not soulless)69.962126.280
arrogant (not humble)69.943227.1453
poor (not rich)69.821719.5331
dorky (not cool)69.824230.792
sporty (not bookish)69.625822.6372
western (not eastern)69.521433.0168
overspender (not penny-pincher)69.422731.8190
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.428428.531
artistic (not scientific)69.427321.2396
unfixable (not fixable)69.218728.533
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)69.243832.1372
🤔 (not 🤫)69.222231.7102
jealous (not compersive)69.129126.4335
Russian (not French)68.612829.134
disarming (not creepy)68.554724.5135
sleepy (not frenzied)68.52231.636
generalist (not specialist)68.44929.263
ugly (not beautiful)68.210026.484
stuttering (not rhythmic)68.011225.342
moist (not dry)68.018828.235
old (not young)67.830416.6382
flexible (not rigid)67.318629.4374
pronatalist (not child free)67.017229.1335
joyful (not miserable)67.024129.293
explorer (not builder)66.832525.9344
anarchist (not statist)66.526728.4163
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.354329.4103
animalistic (not human)66.214429.1346
lost (not enlightened)66.233329.623
loyal (not traitorous)66.082728.8420
chill (not offended)65.820929.731
quitter (not persistent)65.61231.998
aloof (not obsessed)65.35333.5390
vain (not demure)65.341429.8365
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.266033.0389
debased (not pure)64.937730.2415
lavish (not frugal)64.734831.0391
beta (not alpha)64.527929.8341
first-mate (not captain)64.445031.5376
innocent (not worldly)64.419530.7417
literal (not metaphorical)64.344933.6339
repetitive (not varied)64.238631.9151
poisonous (not nurturing)64.131526.2127
traumatized (not flourishing)63.954932.630
flimsy (not sturdy)63.720635.133
libertarian (not socialist)63.428428.7314
sweet (not bitter)63.443426.3317
jock (not nerd)63.336527.2380
📉 (not 📈)63.212735.1121
🐘 (not 🐀)63.033634.6184
autistic (not neurotypical)62.97330.2420
confident (not insecure)62.770629.7424
skeptical (not spiritual)62.673528.8378
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.432334.146
trusting (not suspicious)62.234131.0445
sheltered (not street-smart)61.630529.3300
individualist (not communal)61.654331.473
awkward (not charming)61.129630.2435
ferocious (not pacifist)61.163129.3414
kind (not cruel)61.178424.8372
literary (not mathematical)61.055121.1353
outsider (not insider)61.045430.6258
romantic (not dispassionate)61.070927.441
creative (not conventional)60.950831.9430
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.944230.1177
blacksmith (not tailor)60.831528.328
privileged (not oppressed)60.273631.221
urban (not rural)60.073730.7168
😈 (not 😇)60.046727.8111
🙃 (not 🥰)59.844334.1183
heroic (not villainous)59.782022.6418
quarrelsome (not warm)59.757830.0396
roundabout (not direct)59.319334.2370
demonic (not angelic)59.240222.3403
sensitive (not thick-skinned)59.142331.0327
spicy (not mild)58.969331.1373
macho (not metrosexual)58.935535.336
vibrant (not geriatric)58.976133.029
submissive (not dominant)58.633628.3442
atheist (not theist)58.561830.978
multicolored (not monochrome)58.245737.058
empirical (not theoretical)57.753635.2385
close-minded (not open-minded)57.736231.3399
charismatic (not uninspiring)57.396532.6325
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.321033.7253
authoritarian (not democratic)57.247729.4348
mundane (not extraordinary)56.925933.7354
🦄 (not 🐴)56.943637.4107
efficient (not overprepared)56.987325.935
anxious (not calm)56.867031.3365
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.831832.4110
domestic (not industrial)56.744531.973
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.763038.4107
curious (not apathetic)56.587134.4404
remote (not involved)56.416532.6331
meek (not bossy)56.330529.6376
💩 (not 🌟)56.326235.8136
freelance (not corporate)55.965637.536
mainstream (not arcane)55.837735.2319
trusting (not charming)55.644831.1443
good-humored (not angry)55.662929.6375
deviant (not average)55.671332.2262
poetic (not factual)55.642429.533
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)55.531826.296
punk rock (not preppy)55.546530.825
modern (not historical)55.466429.3247
🏌 (not 🤺)55.220834.9125
gatherer (not hunter)54.954031.647
vengeful (not forgiving)54.761231.6407
vanilla (not kinky)54.757128.9374
permanent (not transient)54.767235.6122
🥴 (not 🥳)54.564935.2110
resistant (not resigned)54.4102531.7330
believable (not poorly-written)54.4119631.943
decorative (not utilitarian)54.336032.364
cunning (not honorable)54.048727.3454
glad (not mad)54.048429.799
puny (not mighty)53.931227.9377
tall (not short)53.970320.3364
racist (not egalitarian)53.920129.3114
Italian (not Swedish)53.664233.727
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.435732.3257
avant-garde (not classical)53.448032.655
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.477329.128
genuine (not sarcastic)53.363034.4363
😬 (not 😏)53.348134.2107
unlucky (not fortunate)53.263434.8440
salacious (not wholesome)52.953534.5114
accepting (not judgemental)52.856533.3263
Greek (not Roman)52.454236.031
passive (not assertive)52.332531.5366
👟 (not 🥾)52.363136.9111
nihilist (not existentialist)52.239531.150
chortling (not giggling)52.185235.522
conservative (not liberal)51.943734.1101
enslaved (not emancipated)51.731932.2304
decisive (not hesitant)51.694134.5396
tiresome (not interesting)51.331731.7364
depressed (not bright)51.359127.2333
punchable (not loveable)51.047830.742
treasure (not trash)50.1105332.0131

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ed (0.872)
  2. Bob Pinciotti (0.846)
  3. Barney Gumble (0.812)
  4. Michael Kelso (0.81)
  5. Jake Harper (0.807)
  1. Dr. Wendy Carr (-0.722)
  2. Cedric Daniels (-0.711)
  3. Dana Scully (-0.699)
  4. M (-0.688)
  5. Raymond Holt (-0.687)

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: ENTP (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.51)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.51)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.45)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.23)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.2)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.07)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.04)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.03)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.0)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.05)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.06)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.06)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.14)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.19)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.2)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.22)
  18. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.25)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.32)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.37)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.41)
  22. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.42)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.45)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.68)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.7)


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