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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
loud (not quiet)94.81610.4394
scandalous (not proper)93.3108.5309
flamboyant (not modest)92.52413.1446
mischievous (not well behaved)91.96411.2436
chaotic (not orderly)91.43612.0436
bold (not shy)91.216012.6413
self-destructive (not self-improving)91.11814.246
playful (not shy)90.76913.1405
moody (not stable)90.43411.3424
indulgent (not sober)90.13217.3364
sarcastic (not genuine)89.52114.8337
crazy (not sane)89.13517.4118
work-first (not family-first)89.16415.5380
drop out (not valedictorian)89.02415.9116
impulsive (not cautious)88.97213.9425
ludicrous (not sensible)88.92116.3401
arrogant (not humble)88.712116.1416
expressive (not stoic)88.55717.7391
debased (not pure)88.53716.7361
extreme (not moderate)88.510114.7385
wild (not tame)88.48516.9324
selfish (not altruistic)88.28417.9408
edgy (not politically correct)88.13615.2401
rude (not respectful)87.94214.3465
disorganized (not self-disciplined)87.92416.1408
weird (not normal)87.76116.2431
messy (not neat)87.24315.3304
goof-off (not studious)87.15122.8118
traumatized (not flourishing)86.83911.841
lewd (not tasteful)86.72018.1435
outlaw (not sheriff)86.78314.5349
sexist (not feminist)86.74319.0145
zany (not regular)86.34919.097
competitive (not cooperative)86.119015.0416
cannibal (not vegan)85.96116.634
artistic (not scientific)85.85914.9401
impatient (not patient)85.612616.8131
chatty (not reserved)85.214920.6393
deranged (not reasonable)85.25322.693
😈 (not 😇)85.210219.2115
deviant (not average)85.08618.1281
kinky (not vanilla)84.86418.1374
rebellious (not obedient)84.820017.4350
stinky (not fresh)84.62117.3188
loose (not tight)84.63222.137
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.66922.8127
lustful (not chaste)84.29521.4369
bold (not serious)84.27818.4444
sickly (not healthy)84.22216.2396
exuberant (not subdued)84.28320.323
emotional (not logical)84.18818.9391
bitter (not sweet)84.110416.5340
🐒 (not 🐩)84.03025.692
demonic (not angelic)83.99015.4348
poisonous (not nurturing)83.910915.8144
repulsive (not attractive)83.73517.9429
whimsical (not rational)83.77321.6384
instinctual (not reasoned)83.66517.1411
rough (not smooth)83.55117.0348
ignorant (not knowledgeable)83.53721.743
cunning (not honorable)83.311118.7484
anxious (not calm)83.29517.8397
backdoor (not official)83.28222.7367
unpolished (not eloquent)83.14522.3288
crafty (not scholarly)83.18516.9425
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.95517.479
vain (not demure)82.911222.9356
feisty (not gracious)82.918217.9330
extrovert (not introvert)82.815722.8388
💃 (not 🧕)82.416321.5180
suspicious (not trusting)82.317318.8374
night owl (not morning lark)82.313921.6232
spicy (not mild)82.218619.7355
pack rat (not minimalist)81.92021.292
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.924825.045
heathen (not devout)81.84622.5368
hypocritical (not equitable)81.87520.991
worldly (not innocent)81.723319.2412
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.713317.233
bossy (not meek)81.731622.6372
gossiping (not confidential)81.79420.6345
insulting (not complimentary)81.612023.081
thick (not thin)81.37214.7280
depressed (not bright)81.23622.2325
frenzied (not sleepy)81.116222.030
🤡 (not 👽)81.01832.299
rugged (not refined)80.910820.3430
unorthodox (not traditional)80.916124.962
experimental (not reliable)80.99821.829
disreputable (not prestigious)80.84821.9291
foolish (not wise)80.48021.2389
traitorous (not loyal)80.46919.8390
punchable (not loveable)80.310920.834
biased (not impartial)80.215123.2346
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.116027.9141
multicolored (not monochrome)80.19428.065
incompetent (not competent)80.13821.8375
scruffy (not manicured)80.014124.4356
old (not young)79.813617.5373
vengeful (not forgiving)79.723120.2377
barbaric (not civilized)79.75917.9373
quarrelsome (not warm)79.621421.3397
indiscreet (not tactful)79.62223.5109
salacious (not wholesome)79.613823.5114
plays hard (not works hard)79.59022.8412
spontaneous (not scheduled)78.918625.8379
child free (not pronatalist)78.913426.2329
😜 (not 🤐)78.815928.894
anarchist (not statist)78.79026.1168
abstract (not concrete)78.56623.9121
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.311625.9342
masculine (not feminine)78.235819.0409
lowbrow (not highbrow)78.13029.4368
juvenile (not mature)78.114325.283
ugly (not beautiful)78.04125.482
lazy (not diligent)77.72723.5402
individualist (not communal)77.522330.777
physical (not intellectual)77.410722.9410
ferocious (not pacifist)77.432122.0363
creepy (not disarming)77.46723.3138
miserable (not joyful)77.318325.6108
spontaneous (not deliberate)77.012326.0427
gregarious (not private)76.911926.9432
unfixable (not fixable)76.710024.826
playful (not serious)76.615224.9399
scrub (not legit)76.54226.3157
circular (not linear)76.53521.124
slovenly (not stylish)76.38924.2349
folksy (not presidential)76.314928.831
street-smart (not sheltered)76.235125.2299
oblivious (not alert)76.09226.398
lost (not enlightened)76.012127.633
low-tech (not high-tech)75.816921.1328
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)75.821223.1118
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)75.77528.425
🤣 (not 😊)75.59725.2139
vague (not precise)75.43421.5225
dominant (not submissive)75.248326.0379
jealous (not compersive)75.218925.6305
unobservant (not perceptive)75.13927.229
focused on the present (not focused on the future)75.08027.6343
sad (not happy)75.019322.0352
🙃 (not 🥰)75.016228.5185
💔 (not 💝)75.014428.0170
charming (not trusting)74.918517.0360
creative (not conventional)74.824025.7448
repetitive (not varied)74.611527.2157
mad (not glad)74.625229.281
cruel (not kind)74.515920.4406
judgemental (not accepting)74.527226.2253
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)74.313923.3153
assertive (not passive)74.250725.6340
clumsy (not coordinated)74.014224.2394
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.819030.2353
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.728525.6256
astonishing (not methodical)73.29126.2360
western (not eastern)73.213630.3146
dispassionate (not romantic)72.87430.834
lavish (not frugal)72.723831.8372
skeptical (not spiritual)72.446028.0400
villainous (not heroic)72.415820.0443
🐷 (not 🐮)72.48931.6182
extraordinary (not mundane)72.245129.1331
nihilist (not existentialist)72.23730.452
gloomy (not sunny)72.131226.332
atheist (not theist)71.928832.772
intimate (not formal)71.719226.3131
lenient (not strict)71.621228.5343
master (not apprentice)71.250628.8160
libertarian (not socialist)71.210629.7348
literary (not mathematical)71.024623.9342
imaginative (not practical)70.919528.1354
flimsy (not sturdy)70.811927.134
hedonist (not monastic)70.320532.483
apathetic (not curious)70.34729.8411
dorky (not cool)70.323228.7107
dunce (not genius)70.111725.6471
authoritarian (not democratic)69.928428.7353
🐐 (not 🦒)69.820531.8166
racist (not egalitarian)69.48825.599
industrial (not domestic)69.222129.851
privileged (not oppressed)69.255832.629
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)69.144029.7331
punk rock (not preppy)69.128630.330
urban (not rural)68.952231.9164
shallow (not deep)68.817230.9147
soulless (not soulful)68.515732.764
luddite (not technophile)68.422425.5270
whippersnapper (not sage)68.221729.126
slugabed (not go-getter)68.14132.590
wavering (not resolute)68.05828.6102
unlucky (not fortunate)67.728928.8382
cold (not warm)67.732727.0319
gendered (not androgynous)67.490231.0123
hard (not soft)67.243828.1341
🦄 (not 🐴)67.125836.2112
🛌 (not 🧗)66.917032.9178
outsider (not insider)66.831231.9250
captain (not first-mate)66.842931.8330
avant-garde (not classical)66.621332.167
Russian (not French)66.416228.234
💩 (not 🌟)66.415933.2108
tense (not relaxed)66.374330.9408
sporty (not bookish)66.329524.1305
trolling (not triggered)66.015134.226
fast (not slow)65.962029.2345
👻 (not 🤖)65.829134.792
😭 (not 😀)65.727634.1117
animalistic (not human)65.615229.2376
🤑 (not 🤠)65.431036.6109
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.463626.989
brave (not careful)65.253227.3361
🥴 (not 🥳)65.133935.6117
decisive (not hesitant)65.167929.8327
angry (not good-humored)64.930529.3342
complicated (not simple)64.659731.4361
decorative (not utilitarian)64.520130.876
😎 (not 🧐)64.443933.8100
awkward (not charming)63.924730.7433
hard (not soft)63.950429.885
Italian (not Swedish)63.937732.627
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.780931.7300
🐀 (not 🐘)63.727432.3171
melee (not ranged)63.619333.927
👟 (not 🥾)63.338333.496
📉 (not 📈)63.312335.7122
unprepared (not hoarder)63.020532.2283
slacker (not workaholic)62.619433.883
social (not reclusive)62.548032.2198
not introspective (not introspective)62.417333.3152
transient (not permanent)62.121629.3120
variable (not consistent)62.123333.034
🤺 (not 🏌)61.976835.0103
😬 (not 😏)61.728034.5104
trash (not treasure)61.617231.7131
sorrowful (not cheery)61.556230.0436
low IQ (not high IQ)61.512927.6334
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.360437.230
subjective (not objective)61.229434.158
suspicious (not awkward)61.068433.9389
intense (not lighthearted)61.073131.637
funny (not humorless)60.957330.9378
metaphorical (not literal)60.919532.8335
helpless (not resourceful)60.811630.580
off-key (not musical)60.843530.338
offended (not chill)60.756033.230
alpha (not beta)60.569231.3343
moist (not dry)60.536932.342
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.455834.236
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)60.345134.1334
poetic (not factual)60.033228.226
explorer (not builder)59.845729.8314
pretentious (not unassuming)59.856536.2121
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.745132.0294
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.733734.6103
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.576933.0126
💪 (not 🧠)59.029827.5109
empirical (not theoretical)58.948032.5300
tall (not short)58.760723.4360
vibrant (not geriatric)58.776835.437
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.683534.6398
arcane (not mainstream)58.554634.0354
rich (not poor)57.767434.0332
irrelevant (not important)57.512931.6195
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.517433.898
self-assured (not self-conscious)57.482134.3327
tailor (not blacksmith)57.372028.341
real (not philosophical)57.275733.2232
quitter (not persistent)57.23634.299
cryptic (not straightforward)56.822032.8364
tiresome (not interesting)56.821932.9373
stuttering (not rhythmic)56.724433.233
puny (not mighty)56.227829.8370
noob (not pro)56.125432.0106
slothful (not active)55.913831.8318
resigned (not resistant)55.613233.5315
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.559835.3368
autistic (not neurotypical)55.414133.0365
straight (not queer)55.1101233.7136
flexible (not rigid)55.044831.8327
armoured (not vulnerable)55.076531.9337
Greek (not Roman)55.041834.425
close-minded (not open-minded)54.741231.1370
realist (not idealist)54.761436.493
secretive (not open-book)54.578635.338
purple (not orange)54.454335.9355
chortling (not giggling)53.781134.133
remote (not involved)53.621132.5338
driven (not unambitious)53.4116833.0336
insecure (not confident)53.332534.1392
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.339334.5220
conservative (not liberal)53.340834.5130
hipster (not basic)53.239132.4350
leisurely (not hurried)53.148533.1401
specialist (not generalist)53.079833.556
direct (not roundabout)52.992135.2355
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.851837.7180
nerd (not jock)52.575231.3402
🤔 (not 🤫)52.578335.5101
historical (not modern)52.452830.9255
thick-skinned (not sensitive)52.270332.3350
🦇 (not 🐿)52.253834.888
gatherer (not hunter)52.158628.730
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.972133.1401
political (not nonpolitical)51.675833.1359
efficient (not overprepared)51.2103126.222
poorly-written (not believable)51.26829.042
corporate (not freelance)51.254941.026
aloof (not obsessed)51.032934.8373
guarded (not open)51.099333.6397
emancipated (not enslaved)50.199032.5325
🧢 (not 🎩)50.960138.689
codependent (not independent)50.848136.5333
metrosexual (not macho)50.382533.041
English (not German)50.4117133.526

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 (0.88)
  2. Erlich Bachman (0.856)
  3. Janice Soprano (0.85)
  4. Frank Gallagher (0.848)
  5. Eric Cartman (0.847)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.79)
  2. Meg March (-0.774)
  3. Melanie Hamilton (-0.75)
  4. Sailor Mercury (-0.738)
  5. Francis Mulcahy (-0.736)

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 = 0.59)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.42)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.41)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.41)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.23)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.19)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.18)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.11)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.04)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.0)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.13)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.24)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.24)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.24)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.27)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.28)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.29)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.29)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.35)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.39)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.44)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.56)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.61)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.7)

Notes

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