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Waylon Smithers Personality Statistics

Waylon Smithers 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
nerd (not jock)94.43611.3394
submissive (not dominant)93.1912.8398
beta (not alpha)93.0914.2355
neat (not messy)92.32813.3296
loyal (not traitorous)92.210414.9428
manicured (not scruffy)92.17012.7380
first-mate (not captain)91.9916.1362
obedient (not rebellious)91.9614.6340
on-time (not tardy)91.85615.854
diligent (not lazy)91.714511.3404
bookish (not sporty)91.56312.1363
civilized (not barbaric)90.94213.2354
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.54314.5371
metrosexual (not macho)90.2713.541
orderly (not chaotic)90.02214.6358
codependent (not independent)89.81020.6399
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.414213.6404
intellectual (not physical)89.08915.1401
refined (not rugged)88.13915.4428
passive (not assertive)87.5718.9352
queer (not straight)87.52719.1130
weakass (not badass)87.41422.442
low self esteem (not narcissistic)87.31419.538
meek (not bossy)87.21318.8405
lover (not fighter)87.02710.822
respectful (not rude)86.97716.1416
work-first (not family-first)86.99021.9379
enslaved (not emancipated)86.1520.9381
workaholic (not slacker)86.126620.979
🧠 (not 💪)85.914318.3126
tailor (not blacksmith)85.63112.528
cautious (not impulsive)85.53016.1385
corporate (not freelance)85.15922.738
🎨 (not 🏀)85.115217.950
quiet (not loud)84.93816.0413
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.812616.4403
eloquent (not unpolished)84.413516.7332
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.34918.795
works hard (not plays hard)84.014719.6371
pointed (not random)83.921519.228
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)83.74224.825
🧐 (not 😎)83.63318.5108
OCD (not ADHD)83.57822.733
dorky (not cool)83.45820.5107
careful (not brave)83.11717.3421
methodical (not astonishing)83.06017.1381
soft (not hard)82.96720.079
attentive (not interrupting)82.95123.435
puny (not mighty)82.62019.0380
tame (not wild)82.43121.1346
patient (not impatient)82.34821.4128
water (not fire)82.24317.229
studious (not goof-off)82.229920.9122
pacifist (not ferocious)82.13920.2364
sensible (not ludicrous)82.09119.9390
gatherer (not hunter)82.07525.324
valedictorian (not drop out)81.929025.299
soft (not hard)81.77521.0369
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.56121.9348
child free (not pronatalist)81.010626.6328
preppy (not punk rock)81.018127.126
tense (not relaxed)80.731321.2413
obsessed (not aloof)80.314223.9378
well behaved (not mischievous)80.18623.0384
perceptive (not unobservant)79.949121.130
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.910421.345
apprentice (not master)79.86627.1154
🤖 (not 👻)79.55121.5104
vintage (not trendy)79.426123.531
high IQ (not low IQ)79.451318.3307
good-cook (not bad-cook)79.36726.131
shy (not bold)79.12320.1401
factual (not exaggerating)79.011723.030
accommodating (not stubborn)78.93422.842
insecure (not confident)78.85923.1404
serious (not bold)78.75422.3367
politically correct (not edgy)78.75322.7366
private (not gregarious)78.518421.8370
sheriff (not outlaw)78.517322.0331
sheeple (not conspiracist)78.4925.1255
complimentary (not insulting)78.315622.762
introvert (not extrovert)78.29421.4363
cooperative (not competitive)78.010327.8390
proper (not scandalous)78.015924.3294
reliable (not experimental)77.417930.131
repetitive (not varied)77.48222.4149
reasoned (not instinctual)77.36324.7380
triggered (not trolling)77.210321.334
smooth (not rough)77.28921.3323
consistent (not variable)77.215424.527
precise (not vague)76.926123.3257
human (not animalistic)76.937724.7317
mild (not spicy)76.68525.3349
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.59724.9155
unchallenging (not demanding)76.33927.140
anxious (not calm)76.222924.2366
classical (not avant-garde)76.113528.658
statist (not anarchist)75.910026.1147
romantic (not dispassionate)75.734928.236
resigned (not resistant)75.6526.5358
biased (not impartial)75.527227.4313
sheltered (not street-smart)75.512423.9333
🤐 (not 😜)75.515824.995
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.221324.2392
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.26726.3358
🐀 (not 🐘)75.19525.7171
😊 (not 🤣)75.120722.090
practical (not imaginative)75.030027.1359
conventional (not creative)74.913126.3387
guarded (not open)74.748624.2362
awkward (not charming)74.512323.3455
competent (not incompetent)74.562925.0360
scholarly (not crafty)74.411825.3382
formal (not intimate)74.319427.6173
kind (not cruel)74.152422.1386
vulnerable (not armoured)73.911526.2318
awkward (not suspicious)73.812227.4373
🎩 (not 🧢)73.734428.287
hurried (not leisurely)73.615524.9402
claustrophobic (not spelunker)73.55726.832
vegan (not cannibal)73.520729.142
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.449723.529
moderate (not extreme)73.18727.7357
reclusive (not social)72.918122.4171
🐿 (not 🦇)72.926428.391
mundane (not extraordinary)72.87026.1344
sober (not indulgent)72.813527.7387
sensitive (not thick-skinned)72.817926.6326
believable (not poorly-written)72.562421.647
active (not slothful)72.370525.5322
persistent (not quitter)72.1102429.4114
desperate (not high standards)72.115332.436
morning lark (not night owl)72.013528.8234
lost (not enlightened)72.022026.018
deep (not epic)71.97122.726
traumatized (not flourishing)71.834828.423
trusting (not charming)71.89024.9354
hoarder (not unprepared)71.720024.4289
feminist (not sexist)71.652925.2143
businesslike (not chivalrous)71.529730.529
devout (not heathen)71.423028.8319
permanent (not transient)71.419727.6126
basic (not hipster)71.332430.0398
🐐 (not 🦒)71.118330.3157
serious (not playful)70.949424.0425
introspective (not not introspective)70.831828.0137
humble (not arrogant)70.725026.9396
hesitant (not decisive)70.79227.4330
🐩 (not 🐒)70.728732.4106
😬 (not 😏)70.615730.9100
overachiever (not underachiever)70.666927.829
🥴 (not 🥳)70.522226.293
shy (not playful)70.46823.8324
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.134527.0110
good-humored (not angry)70.137223.7343
gracious (not feisty)70.18525.0273
feminine (not masculine)69.635621.6399
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.622825.278
scientific (not artistic)69.238528.7374
reasonable (not deranged)69.240428.294
stuttering (not rhythmic)69.111225.728
wooden (not plastic)69.146730.127
nurturing (not poisonous)68.948224.3114
secretive (not open-book)68.950133.329
fresh (not stinky)68.858128.7170
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.750625.992
twitchy (not still)68.742124.633
demure (not vain)68.623227.3283
unlucky (not fortunate)68.529427.4382
stylish (not slovenly)68.551829.4379
soulful (not soulless)68.570327.467
roundabout (not direct)68.48429.0360
forgiving (not vengeful)68.433728.0389
traditional (not unorthodox)68.425828.266
communal (not individualist)68.311633.861
tactful (not indiscreet)68.342129.686
skeptical (not spiritual)68.263026.7365
tight (not loose)68.156330.634
purple (not orange)68.020630.5305
historical (not modern)68.029229.6244
warm (not quarrelsome)67.928524.4404
thin (not thick)67.738326.0261
monochrome (not multicolored)67.728831.476
grateful (not entitled)67.332331.229
rigid (not flexible)67.238730.7303
glad (not mad)67.224525.6101
😇 (not 😈)67.239524.9104
prestigious (not disreputable)67.051027.0281
wholesome (not salacious)67.045730.7104
envious (not prideful)67.05230.329
uninspiring (not charismatic)66.97630.0316
Greek (not Roman)66.85931.825
egalitarian (not racist)66.692028.083
altruistic (not selfish)66.546727.9382
libertarian (not socialist)66.421330.3331
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.432432.6135
rational (not whimsical)66.350329.7377
honorable (not cunning)65.947028.8436
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.914132.035
dramatic (not comedic)65.767025.931
thinker (not doer)65.715534.954
weird (not normal)65.650627.9395
coordinated (not clumsy)65.470429.9353
subdued (not exuberant)65.319431.434
builder (not explorer)65.133128.4337
💔 (not 💝)65.032334.6132
treasure (not trash)64.986727.8132
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.841831.1404
linear (not circular)64.825031.637
jealous (not compersive)64.738529.3292
stable (not moody)64.518029.0397
angelic (not demonic)64.451225.2378
short (not tall)64.332323.6328
literal (not metaphorical)64.248730.6326
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)64.239230.6313
tasteful (not lewd)64.159128.8352
generous (not stingy)64.156225.836
English (not German)64.093531.631
involved (not remote)63.972831.1337
irrelevant (not important)63.87128.3170
urban (not rural)63.769932.4180
reserved (not chatty)63.543828.0386
🎃 (not 💀)63.534732.428
genuine (not sarcastic)63.444230.6329
warm (not cold)63.452227.4325
🦄 (not 🐴)63.432737.2102
stoic (not expressive)63.332129.0389
high-tech (not low-tech)63.341926.9304
philosophical (not real)63.215528.7271
fixable (not unfixable)63.249232.728
tiresome (not interesting)63.013828.0327
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.075132.3105
concrete (not abstract)62.949229.889
frugal (not lavish)62.848829.6319
overprepared (not efficient)62.79835.845
humorless (not funny)62.630027.6373
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)62.631429.742
pure (not debased)62.448328.4373
average (not deviant)62.425131.1245
official (not backdoor)62.435234.9365
whippersnapper (not sage)62.437534.525
specialist (not generalist)62.352930.045
sad (not happy)62.160226.5362
sweet (not bitter)62.147628.0315
thrifty (not extravagant)62.043633.420
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.943132.1321
sane (not crazy)61.841330.692
haunted (not blissful)61.675733.131
clean (not perverted)61.571732.934
innocent (not worldly)61.423428.6418
accepting (not judgemental)61.443331.9254
genius (not dunce)61.374825.7428
trusting (not suspicious)61.138231.1409
deep (not shallow)61.162929.7114
idealist (not realist)60.942333.078
pensive (not serene)60.988628.240
domestic (not industrial)60.735734.075
political (not nonpolitical)60.456133.1364
musical (not off-key)60.434631.229
presidential (not folksy)60.456428.928
healthy (not sickly)60.386328.2352
depressed (not bright)60.340929.8294
atheist (not theist)60.360431.448
technophile (not luddite)60.239627.7270
driven (not unambitious)60.2115532.1330
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.153035.236
miserable (not joyful)60.065129.499
Swedish (not Italian)60.037732.224
ranged (not melee)59.746030.618
go-getter (not slugabed)59.6107031.5107
🛌 (not 🧗)59.330333.6145
sunny (not gloomy)59.344534.236
frenzied (not sleepy)59.3102528.627
🙃 (not 🥰)59.147935.6147
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.055432.0364
Pepsi (not Coke)59.024034.534
monastic (not hedonist)58.928730.657
regular (not zany)58.933632.892
🤡 (not 👽)58.936231.9112
freak (not normie)58.860029.247
strict (not lenient)58.663832.3400
repulsive (not attractive)58.624924.1363
French (not Russian)58.665434.031
offended (not chill)58.663128.030
flimsy (not sturdy)58.527835.537
mature (not juvenile)58.464132.160
one-faced (not two-faced)58.477031.538
🥶 (not 🥵)58.341335.435
existentialist (not nihilist)58.267529.350
earth (not air)58.175534.030
wise (not foolish)58.064928.5429
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.048830.5114
lighthearted (not intense)58.030327.925
resourceful (not helpless)57.9107133.876
open-minded (not close-minded)57.870331.0339
minimalist (not pack rat)57.856031.691
😭 (not 😀)57.850031.2112
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.850838.425
empath (not psychopath)57.873729.734
geriatric (not vibrant)57.524831.731
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.453231.1307
🌟 (not 💩)56.894332.490
rich (not poor)56.773424.5314
confidential (not gossiping)56.781234.3371
factual (not poetic)56.766731.843
utilitarian (not decorative)56.678831.072
profound (not ironic)56.048329.837
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.928532.1372
conservative (not liberal)55.938735.4112
modest (not flamboyant)55.566732.5387
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.570336.9103
🐷 (not 🐮)55.536832.9141
western (not eastern)55.389135.9115
pretentious (not unassuming)55.072831.9111
chortling (not giggling)54.882729.022
creepy (not disarming)54.732031.6139
logical (not emotional)54.655232.5399
arcane (not mainstream)54.571431.7326
curious (not apathetic)54.497131.1369
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.383427.235
authoritarian (not democratic)54.257034.4310
noob (not pro)54.229133.7108
moist (not dry)54.257332.234
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.953031.0391
outsider (not insider)53.966134.9217
loveable (not punchable)53.981530.245
fast (not slow)53.896027.7352
theoretical (not empirical)53.736233.9323
neurotypical (not autistic)53.6113031.8344
alert (not oblivious)53.588632.598
resolute (not wavering)53.499734.072
👟 (not 🥾)53.464537.3106
legit (not scrub)53.4104230.8143
old (not young)53.351623.0403
complicated (not simple)53.391933.1353
equitable (not hypocritical)53.368631.870
privileged (not oppressed)53.290936.227
straightforward (not cryptic)53.199631.9377
androgynous (not gendered)53.010532.9128
🤔 (not 🤫)52.981234.780
fantastical (not realistic)52.955932.135
gamer (not non-gamer)52.947736.928
kinky (not vanilla)52.767436.2373
📈 (not 📉)52.794733.0105
ambitious (not realistic)52.686034.044
mathematical (not literary)52.549732.4356
lustful (not chaste)52.277332.9370
🏌 (not 🤺)52.228637.9117
asexual (not sexual)52.139838.437
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.062533.6149
heroic (not villainous)51.9101523.9375
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.974634.1383
cheery (not sorrowful)51.752528.4406
🤠 (not 🤑)51.582536.1117
interested (not bored)51.5104334.742
subjective (not objective)51.073735.360
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.272734.9253
ugly (not beautiful)50.828426.577
opinionated (not neutral)50.6124738.745
🧕 (not 💃)50.547434.2151

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jared Dunn (0.847)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.816)
  3. Nick Carraway (0.805)
  4. Billy Keikeya (0.793)
  5. Chidi Anagonye (0.788)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.72)
  2. Bart Simpson (-0.711)
  3. Charlie Harper (-0.673)
  4. Han Solo (-0.652)
  5. John Bender (-0.639)

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: ESFJ (r = 0.6)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.54)
  3. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.51)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.45)
  5. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.45)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.42)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.38)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.37)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.36)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.3)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.28)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.23)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.21)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.17)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.14)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.11)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.06)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.02)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.06)
  22. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.09)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.16)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.24)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.31)


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