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Krusty the Clown Personality Statistics

Krusty the Clown 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
money-focused (not love-focused)96.596.015
loud (not quiet)94.92010.4408
scandalous (not proper)93.3108.4317
cocky (not timid)93.0419.614
flamboyant (not modest)92.52513.1460
mischievous (not well behaved)91.95911.2450
self-destructive (not self-improving)91.81213.752
chaotic (not orderly)91.43712.0444
bold (not shy)91.218112.4426
playful (not shy)90.88513.0413
twitchy (not still)90.52014.272
moody (not stable)90.44211.3425
indulgent (not sober)89.83517.8368
sarcastic (not genuine)89.72614.7355
perverted (not clean)89.62910.946
crazy (not sane)89.13717.1123
work-first (not family-first)89.17215.4392
ludicrous (not sensible)89.02416.2406
impulsive (not cautious)88.87714.5433
drop out (not valedictorian)88.82415.7132
debased (not pure)88.54616.7385
extreme (not moderate)88.510615.3399
wild (not tame)88.510016.7335
expressive (not stoic)88.46917.7400
arrogant (not humble)88.214516.8424
selfish (not altruistic)88.010318.0424
edgy (not politically correct)88.03815.1413
rude (not respectful)87.94914.4471
goof-off (not studious)87.85021.9131
cheesy (not chic)87.82217.528
weird (not normal)87.76516.2442
disorganized (not self-disciplined)87.63416.7418
ADHD (not OCD)87.62917.137
exaggerating (not factual)87.57519.443
messy (not neat)87.35115.2314
tardy (not on-time)87.33113.440
traumatized (not flourishing)87.15011.942
jaded (not innocent)87.110012.229
sexist (not feminist)87.05218.8151
zany (not regular)86.96218.6103
outlaw (not sheriff)86.810014.5357
lewd (not tasteful)86.72818.1443
competitive (not cooperative)86.222014.9422
🎨 (not 🏀)86.112418.137
freak (not normie)86.07617.846
deranged (not reasonable)85.95922.298
artistic (not scientific)85.86214.8409
impatient (not patient)85.714516.7138
desperate (not high standards)85.53220.844
interrupting (not attentive)85.48420.246
cannibal (not vegan)85.36815.941
chatty (not reserved)85.217520.6402
rebellious (not obedient)85.123517.3364
deviant (not average)85.08517.8294
stingy (not generous)85.07617.143
stinky (not fresh)84.72717.1195
kinky (not vanilla)84.68118.2378
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.68322.6131
lustful (not chaste)84.310221.3373
emotional (not logical)84.29518.8402
bold (not serious)84.29218.5455
sickly (not healthy)84.11916.2401
bitter (not sweet)84.111816.5350
poisonous (not nurturing)84.013515.7146
demonic (not angelic)83.910415.6363
repulsive (not attractive)83.83817.8436
🐒 (not 🐩)83.84125.198
loose (not tight)83.83622.046
instinctual (not reasoned)83.77817.1419
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)83.69827.123
whimsical (not rational)83.58521.8398
unfaithful (not devoted)83.42518.121
rough (not smooth)83.35817.3354
😈 (not 😇)83.314422.5123
anxious (not calm)83.212017.7400
backdoor (not official)83.29522.7373
crafty (not scholarly)83.28916.8434
cringeworthy (not inspiring)83.26417.584
bad-cook (not good-cook)83.25623.238
cunning (not honorable)83.113119.0493
unpolished (not eloquent)83.14922.2293
extrovert (not introvert)83.018822.6396
💃 (not 🧕)82.918321.4186
feisty (not gracious)82.819317.9340
experimental (not reliable)82.88520.734
vain (not demure)82.712922.9364
suspicious (not trusting)82.619418.7386
🤡 (not 👽)82.61531.0110
insulting (not complimentary)82.412522.686
spicy (not mild)82.321219.5366
hypocritical (not equitable)82.38320.895
pack rat (not minimalist)82.12120.995
night owl (not morning lark)82.017622.0234
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.010127.649
doer (not thinker)82.012515.544
receiving (not giving)82.012922.423
worldly (not innocent)81.826019.0423
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.816016.736
ignorant (not knowledgeable)81.84724.148
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.729825.048
bossy (not meek)81.638222.7382
heathen (not devout)81.55322.8374
random (not pointed)81.55824.429
unorthodox (not traditional)81.418624.870
paranoid (not naive)81.47816.430
gossiping (not confidential)81.410321.3356
thick (not thin)81.28214.9286
depressed (not bright)81.24122.3337
rugged (not refined)80.912720.2439
disreputable (not prestigious)80.85321.8300
traitorous (not loyal)80.67619.7403
frenzied (not sleepy)80.620824.234
foolish (not wise)80.59521.5409
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.418327.6145
two-faced (not one-faced)80.412328.843
biased (not impartial)80.315923.2353
exuberant (not subdued)80.317623.630
entitled (not grateful)80.323123.947
muddy (not washed)80.35723.025
scruffy (not manicured)80.215224.2364
incompetent (not competent)80.14421.8385
vengeful (not forgiving)80.026620.1387
old (not young)79.916317.4379
punchable (not loveable)79.913920.838
psychopath (not empath)79.718221.545
indiscreet (not tactful)79.63623.1115
plays hard (not works hard)79.510722.8413
barbaric (not civilized)79.56918.3378
multicolored (not monochrome)79.512829.068
salacious (not wholesome)79.516224.1119
😜 (not 🤐)79.518328.6102
quarrelsome (not warm)79.225221.8406
spontaneous (not scheduled)79.021325.9393
expressive (not monotone)78.727928.722
anarchist (not statist)78.510926.5171
genocidal (not not genocidal)78.59626.915
child free (not pronatalist)78.415726.5336
masculine (not feminine)78.344319.6426
juvenile (not mature)78.315625.392
ironic (not profound)78.23823.642
abstract (not concrete)78.18424.5130
lowbrow (not highbrow)78.02829.5372
lazy (not diligent)77.73623.7412
individualist (not communal)77.726130.283
ugly (not beautiful)77.64625.989
unfixable (not fixable)77.610024.727
pessimistic (not optimistic)77.513226.8352
physical (not intellectual)77.413022.9415
opinionated (not neutral)77.468023.145
creepy (not disarming)77.48323.2149
spontaneous (not deliberate)77.214125.9434
folksy (not presidential)77.215328.233
ferocious (not pacifist)77.136822.3369
miserable (not joyful)77.023326.2115
bad boy (not white knight)77.018618.818
gregarious (not private)76.813627.0434
scrub (not legit)76.84525.9164
lost (not enlightened)76.513626.536
slovenly (not stylish)76.310524.4357
stubborn (not accommodating)76.353826.948
playful (not serious)76.119425.4410
street-smart (not sheltered)76.141425.3303
oblivious (not alert)76.111026.1100
unobservant (not perceptive)76.03825.933
cynical (not gullible)76.036030.426
💔 (not 💝)75.915227.4182
demanding (not unchallenging)75.761531.234
🤣 (not 😊)75.611225.0145
low-tech (not high-tech)75.618721.2337
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)75.525223.1123
🙃 (not 🥰)75.419228.2192
jealous (not compersive)75.321725.5309
sad (not happy)75.123422.1361
judgemental (not accepting)75.131025.9264
mad (not glad)75.128429.083
focused on the present (not focused on the future)75.08427.5345
haunted (not blissful)75.040627.146
dominant (not submissive)74.957526.3389
cruel (not kind)74.717420.3414
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)74.79728.930
creative (not conventional)74.628725.9455
dispassionate (not romantic)74.67928.847
repetitive (not varied)74.513127.3161
charming (not trusting)74.422817.4369
assertive (not passive)74.358125.8345
clumsy (not coordinated)74.217124.1403
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)74.215523.2156
vague (not precise)74.14922.5236
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.833825.6263
rustic (not cultured)73.713329.014
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.623230.3356
summer (not winter)73.530827.922
underachiever (not overachiever)73.37332.747
contrarian (not yes-man)73.228229.417
western (not eastern)73.217030.2147
gloomy (not sunny)72.935325.834
🐷 (not 🐮)72.810231.2189
lavish (not frugal)72.728331.9377
fire (not water)72.646332.447
oxymoron (not tautology)72.67129.615
skeptical (not spiritual)72.554427.9411
astonishing (not methodical)72.510426.8371
extraordinary (not mundane)72.550928.9340
villainous (not heroic)72.218720.1451
circular (not linear)72.27923.632
plastic (not wooden)72.17230.532
lenient (not strict)72.024828.2356
intimate (not formal)72.021826.4136
vintage (not trendy)71.656824.448
machiavellian (not transparent)71.430125.318
atheist (not theist)71.335932.873
flimsy (not sturdy)71.312826.835
master (not apprentice)71.260629.0165
libertarian (not socialist)71.113429.8352
literary (not mathematical)70.727924.0349
imaginative (not practical)70.623128.2362
dunce (not genius)70.513325.6485
apathetic (not curious)70.45529.9415
🐐 (not 🦒)70.222531.7169
racist (not egalitarian)70.19225.4105
whippersnapper (not sage)69.918828.828
hypochondriac (not stoic)69.915128.215
fantastical (not realistic)69.829230.838
authoritarian (not democratic)69.633029.0364
dorky (not cool)69.429329.5116
hedonist (not monastic)69.427232.688
punk rock (not preppy)69.433730.437
urban (not rural)69.263631.8166
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)69.151729.6334
nihilist (not existentialist)68.97932.659
trolling (not triggered)68.913533.231
shallow (not deep)68.721131.0149
often crying (not never cries)68.729428.127
reactive (not proactive)68.620226.723
wavering (not resolute)68.47528.6103
luddite (not technophile)68.223025.5275
industrial (not domestic)68.227029.356
fearmongering (not reassuring)68.230629.925
radical (not centrist)68.230429.721
flower child (not goth)68.155431.022
unlucky (not fortunate)68.032828.6392
cold (not warm)67.937827.4332
slugabed (not go-getter)67.74532.893
soulless (not soulful)67.620433.168
antagonist (not protagonist)67.420030.525
🦄 (not 🐴)67.329035.8116
hard (not soft)67.251628.1346
outsider (not insider)67.235031.8255
avant-garde (not classical)67.124331.870
🛌 (not 🧗)67.120132.9182
pensive (not serene)67.165728.141
captain (not first-mate)66.852231.8331
gendered (not androgynous)66.7109831.6126
long-winded (not concise)66.725226.912
👻 (not 🤖)66.432634.798
tense (not relaxed)66.391330.9414
privileged (not oppressed)66.372532.036
sexual (not asexual)66.270435.347
💩 (not 🌟)66.019333.4119
sporty (not bookish)65.936124.4314
bored (not interested)65.99032.439
fast (not slow)65.875429.1353
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.874826.895
animalistic (not human)65.717429.2382
decorative (not utilitarian)65.721930.580
brave (not careful)65.362727.2369
decisive (not hesitant)65.379129.9332
rock (not rap)65.1103831.217
ambitious (not realistic)65.059033.739
always down (not picky)65.015726.718
extravagant (not thrifty)64.945138.934
angry (not good-humored)64.737129.3348
🥴 (not 🥳)64.741635.8119
🤑 (not 🤠)64.637437.0114
complicated (not simple)64.573631.4371
frank (not sugarcoated)64.585232.515
melee (not ranged)64.317734.330
awkward (not charming)64.130330.6439
charismatic (not uninspiring)64.094131.5305
Russian (not French)64.024131.037
😭 (not 😀)63.836634.2126
comedic (not dramatic)63.724233.149
😎 (not 🧐)63.654033.9105
hard (not soft)63.561029.688
opinionated (not jealous)63.487642.614
natural-talent (not hard-work)63.322628.850
🐀 (not 🐘)63.234032.7177
fighter (not lover)63.249429.744
📉 (not 📈)63.014935.4127
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)63.034333.349
quirky (not predictable)63.043931.023
variable (not consistent)62.925434.038
social (not reclusive)62.856532.2207
unprepared (not hoarder)62.724932.2288
😬 (not 😏)62.731834.5107
transient (not permanent)62.624629.2123
not introspective (not introspective)62.620433.3153
intense (not lighthearted)62.483631.042
🤺 (not 🏌)62.388534.6106
trash (not treasure)62.120131.9135
👟 (not 🥾)62.148534.3101
offended (not chill)62.161433.135
🥶 (not 🥵)62.135335.051
low IQ (not high IQ)61.815727.6338
funny (not humorless)61.566630.9385
metaphorical (not literal)61.522132.6344
slacker (not workaholic)61.524434.285
off-key (not musical)61.351831.342
sorrowful (not cheery)61.269130.2439
epic (not deep)61.243632.929
suspicious (not awkward)60.982033.8394
helpless (not resourceful)60.713930.486
alpha (not beta)60.683131.3350
Italian (not Swedish)60.655432.431
pretentious (not unassuming)60.565636.1124
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.452231.9302
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)60.451934.1339
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)60.490533.2132
envious (not prideful)60.311335.353
subjective (not objective)60.237934.961
poetic (not factual)60.140427.328
💪 (not 🧠)59.933827.2118
emotional (not unemotional)59.992132.116
explorer (not builder)59.856429.8318
air (not earth)59.822236.733
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.669933.641
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.342634.6105
moist (not dry)58.949132.945
touchy-feely (not distant)58.850334.015
empirical (not theoretical)58.656732.6302
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.5100434.6402
arcane (not mainstream)58.566634.1358
tall (not short)58.374323.8367
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.279836.541
tailor (not blacksmith)57.883528.242
irrelevant (not important)57.715131.8198
queen (not princess)57.782330.829
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.620233.6104
quitter (not persistent)57.53934.1100
self-assured (not self-conscious)57.398134.3334
cryptic (not straightforward)57.225632.8371
rich (not poor)57.183934.0342
real (not philosophical)56.892933.4236
unmotivated (not motivated)56.88836.817
weakass (not badass)56.632030.447
secretive (not open-book)56.491635.148
tiresome (not interesting)56.327233.0377
slothful (not active)56.317132.1325
noob (not pro)56.329932.4111
puny (not mighty)56.233429.8374
resigned (not resistant)55.815033.5320
everyman (not chosen one)55.855333.615
autistic (not neurotypical)55.717633.0368
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.771835.2374
pop (not indie)55.740832.514
Coke (not Pepsi)55.659437.156
common sense (not analysis)55.644029.920
efficient (not overprepared)55.5108428.530
Greek (not Roman)55.345633.726
close-minded (not open-minded)54.949431.2376
flexible (not rigid)54.853832.0334
chortling (not giggling)54.893634.941
armoured (not vulnerable)54.792131.8348
purple (not orange)54.565335.9359
vibrant (not geriatric)54.5106735.745
stuttering (not rhythmic)54.432834.636
conservative (not liberal)54.248035.0135
remote (not involved)54.123832.5346
🤔 (not 🤫)54.189035.7105
🦇 (not 🐿)54.159334.893
realist (not idealist)53.975336.695
specialist (not generalist)53.893633.961
straight (not queer)53.7123533.8143
🎃 (not 💀)53.667936.150
insecure (not confident)53.339434.0395
hipster (not basic)53.348832.5356
corporate (not freelance)53.360840.033
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.151434.5228
leisurely (not hurried)53.056433.1407
driven (not unambitious)52.9142433.2344
direct (not roundabout)52.8110335.2356
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.663637.7184
nerd (not jock)52.589631.4407
historical (not modern)52.563430.9258
non-gamer (not gamer)52.594839.738
German (not English)52.414532.629
thick-skinned (not sensitive)52.384332.4358
cat person (not dog person)52.372631.616
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.886733.1402
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.774240.641
political (not nonpolitical)51.692133.3365
🎩 (not 🧢)51.581639.094
poorly-written (not believable)51.47628.744
gatherer (not hunter)51.271429.536
aloof (not obsessed)51.136934.8379
guarded (not open)51.1119433.6401
codependent (not independent)51.156436.4337
metrosexual (not macho)51.098132.942
emancipated (not enslaved)50.1120132.5325
flirtatious (not prudish)50.889235.124

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ben Chang (0.871)
  2. Erlich Bachman (0.855)
  3. Frank Reynolds (0.853)
  4. Frank Gallagher (0.85)
  5. Janice Soprano (0.842)
  6. Eric Cartman (0.838)
  7. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (0.837)
  8. Dee Reynolds (0.822)
  9. Myrtle Wilson (0.817)
  10. Ringo (0.801)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.769)
  2. Meg March (-0.751)
  3. Melanie Hamilton (-0.736)
  4. Sailor Mercury (-0.732)
  5. Esme Cullen (-0.724)
  6. Francis Mulcahy (-0.721)
  7. Anna Bates (-0.713)
  8. Sun-Hwa Kwon (-0.71)
  9. Charlie Young (-0.703)
  10. Timothy McGee (-0.701)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.56)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.55)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.5)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.45)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.41)
  7. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.38)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.37)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.32)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.31)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.3)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.28)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.27)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.21)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.1)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.04)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.04)
  20. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.02)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.01)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.08)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.08)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.09)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.14)


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