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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)94.23811.7398
submissive (not dominant)93.2912.8393
beta (not alpha)93.0913.8358
loyal (not traitorous)92.311214.7417
neat (not messy)92.32913.4295
obedient (not rebellious)92.1614.3344
first-mate (not captain)92.11115.7361
on-time (not tardy)91.76115.561
diligent (not lazy)91.616910.6407
manicured (not scruffy)91.68113.7382
bookish (not sporty)91.57912.6367
civilized (not barbaric)90.65114.0356
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.54114.4365
codependent (not independent)89.61120.7398
orderly (not chaotic)89.53315.3360
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.515513.6404
intellectual (not physical)89.09914.8403
metrosexual (not macho)88.61313.450
refined (not rugged)88.42914.7432
devoted (not unfaithful)87.922621.225
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)87.8599.716
weakass (not badass)87.71522.450
queer (not straight)87.43519.2129
meek (not bossy)87.31519.0402
yes-man (not contrarian)87.3821.817
passive (not assertive)87.2919.6350
respectful (not rude)86.78616.7415
OCD (not ADHD)86.74219.539
workaholic (not slacker)86.628220.385
lover (not fighter)86.63811.634
work-first (not family-first)86.510222.4368
low self esteem (not narcissistic)86.31720.652
giving (not receiving)86.36724.227
enslaved (not emancipated)85.9620.7379
cautious (not impulsive)85.82615.8383
🧠 (not 💪)85.717918.4128
tailor (not blacksmith)85.52412.030
quiet (not loud)85.34615.5404
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)84.93923.032
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.84918.4100
🎨 (not 🏀)84.816317.957
eloquent (not unpolished)84.414817.0332
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.014517.8401
🧐 (not 😎)84.03118.1116
careful (not brave)83.62116.9425
works hard (not plays hard)83.519120.3367
flower child (not goth)83.417217.625
soft (not hard)83.17520.085
methodical (not astonishing)83.06917.2382
white knight (not bad boy)82.813727.719
dorky (not cool)82.57421.9111
water (not fire)82.53816.135
tame (not wild)82.43821.0335
gatherer (not hunter)82.46524.629
pacifist (not ferocious)82.34320.2365
puny (not mighty)82.02719.5377
preppy (not punk rock)82.016825.032
sensible (not ludicrous)81.810919.9393
patient (not impatient)81.76121.8129
pointed (not random)81.630020.931
soft (not hard)81.59721.0363
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.57121.9341
hard-work (not natural-talent)81.57519.955
corporate (not freelance)81.410624.643
timid (not cocky)81.32523.924
vintage (not trendy)81.223424.938
valedictorian (not drop out)80.935226.5107
tense (not relaxed)80.735521.2406
studious (not goof-off)80.636523.4136
washed (not muddy)80.614624.919
child free (not pronatalist)80.512227.2328
well behaved (not mischievous)80.39023.0390
accommodating (not stubborn)80.03023.552
obsessed (not aloof)79.916424.2370
apprentice (not master)79.97127.6155
attentive (not interrupting)79.79425.243
perceptive (not unobservant)79.755520.136
shy (not bold)79.52319.9395
high IQ (not low IQ)79.558418.5302
insecure (not confident)79.07123.0408
🤖 (not 👻)79.05422.5106
sheeple (not conspiracist)78.91024.8249
introvert (not extrovert)78.610221.2364
sheriff (not outlaw)78.520821.9326
serious (not bold)78.37022.1367
complimentary (not insulting)78.317122.969
cooperative (not competitive)78.210527.7392
politically correct (not edgy)78.27622.7364
consistent (not variable)78.115322.440
classical (not avant-garde)78.011727.267
private (not gregarious)77.921522.6368
reliable (not experimental)77.819329.538
proper (not scandalous)77.719324.5297
reasoned (not instinctual)77.46824.8380
smooth (not rough)77.49221.5320
😊 (not 🤣)77.217021.498
repetitive (not varied)77.08822.9147
mild (not spicy)76.98525.4356
vegan (not cannibal)76.816627.553
precise (not vague)76.631423.3263
human (not animalistic)76.545124.7313
anxious (not calm)76.426523.9361
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.39624.3160
factual (not exaggerating)76.119524.437
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.822024.1384
unchallenging (not demanding)75.84327.448
statist (not anarchist)75.511826.6149
resigned (not resistant)75.4926.5350
🎩 (not 🧢)75.434227.092
sheltered (not street-smart)75.314124.0334
cheesy (not chic)75.221029.229
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.27026.1356
🤐 (not 😜)75.218926.097
biased (not impartial)75.130127.3315
scholarly (not crafty)75.113424.7382
conventional (not creative)75.115626.3379
practical (not imaginative)75.034627.0348
🐀 (not 🐘)75.010325.8169
triggered (not trolling)74.916223.539
competent (not incompetent)74.970725.1353
everyman (not chosen one)74.810329.620
cultured (not rustic)74.727623.420
often crying (not never cries)74.417624.712
awkward (not charming)74.314423.7445
hurried (not leisurely)74.315024.4397
awkward (not suspicious)74.114226.9377
guarded (not open)74.157824.9356
romantic (not dispassionate)74.143329.650
kind (not cruel)73.962322.0381
🐿 (not 🦇)73.926627.590
formal (not intimate)73.922427.3186
motivated (not unmotivated)73.699034.018
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.519026.4322
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.557825.835
moderate (not extreme)73.29427.5351
vulnerable (not armoured)73.113927.0325
reclusive (not social)73.020722.4189
overachiever (not underachiever)73.069328.632
claustrophobic (not spelunker)72.96425.536
believable (not poorly-written)72.970321.854
mundane (not extraordinary)72.78126.4350
sober (not indulgent)72.516127.9386
active (not slothful)72.479325.5319
persistent (not quitter)72.1115729.1113
🥴 (not 🥳)72.019525.892
tight (not loose)71.947629.642
morning lark (not night owl)71.915828.8237
hypochondriac (not stoic)71.912028.716
hoarder (not unprepared)71.823524.4284
trusting (not charming)71.710425.0351
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.731826.4118
serious (not playful)71.453423.9423
devout (not heathen)71.425928.8324
good-cook (not bad-cook)71.217032.037
cat person (not dog person)71.225435.822
humble (not arrogant)71.126127.1394
basic (not hipster)71.136829.9397
shy (not playful)70.97823.5326
deep (not epic)70.78924.634
permanent (not transient)70.724027.4130
traditional (not unorthodox)70.725327.773
feminist (not sexist)70.763826.1146
🐩 (not 🐒)70.632633.2105
hesitant (not decisive)70.510327.7329
good-humored (not angry)70.441823.4343
introspective (not not introspective)70.438728.3136
😬 (not 😏)70.317430.6103
gracious (not feisty)69.99325.4273
🐐 (not 🦒)69.923830.8155
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.726125.880
scientific (not artistic)69.643928.6370
feminine (not masculine)69.439722.0407
secretive (not open-book)69.354331.246
desperate (not high standards)69.121932.246
traumatized (not flourishing)69.050529.126
unlucky (not fortunate)68.931027.5376
forgiving (not vengeful)68.836728.0380
communal (not individualist)68.811833.867
roundabout (not direct)68.79228.5355
tactful (not indiscreet)68.745629.084
wholesome (not salacious)68.648329.7109
fresh (not stinky)68.568328.7174
demure (not vain)68.325827.3284
businesslike (not chivalrous)68.338632.431
stylish (not slovenly)68.257829.4372
nurturing (not poisonous)68.257024.3120
princess (not queen)68.221439.120
skeptical (not spiritual)68.170626.7360
reasonable (not deranged)68.150429.5101
warm (not quarrelsome)68.032024.6407
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.058026.095
gullible (not cynical)68.021831.017
purple (not orange)67.923030.6288
wooden (not plastic)67.955930.130
historical (not modern)67.733629.8247
soulful (not soulless)67.782526.873
stuttering (not rhythmic)67.513829.536
twitchy (not still)67.552228.038
😇 (not 😈)67.144825.3111
predictable (not quirky)67.125825.718
thin (not thick)67.045626.4262
glad (not mad)67.027425.4107
prestigious (not disreputable)66.958727.1283
altruistic (not selfish)66.852228.0374
rational (not whimsical)66.754329.6369
libertarian (not socialist)66.723330.3329
uninspiring (not charismatic)66.78630.2319
love-focused (not money-focused)66.673132.927
monotone (not expressive)66.521229.025
egalitarian (not racist)66.3105627.990
weird (not normal)65.956928.0397
subdued (not exuberant)65.921032.238
proactive (not reactive)65.714830.920
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.639932.9131
rigid (not flexible)65.648331.8305
honorable (not cunning)65.554628.7433
Swedish (not Italian)65.529330.925
monochrome (not multicolored)65.339533.383
linear (not circular)65.224832.346
coordinated (not clumsy)65.179230.4350
builder (not explorer)65.137028.6334
dramatic (not comedic)64.975327.137
grateful (not entitled)64.942631.541
thinker (not doer)64.819235.166
literal (not metaphorical)64.753430.5331
🦄 (not 🐴)64.733536.6106
lost (not enlightened)64.744130.125
🎃 (not 💀)64.635432.730
stable (not moody)64.621029.3393
short (not tall)64.536223.6321
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.545931.3400
💔 (not 💝)64.535735.0139
overprepared (not efficient)64.49735.252
reserved (not chatty)64.348727.7380
domestic (not industrial)64.328232.979
irrelevant (not important)64.37728.5175
French (not Russian)64.347032.441
urban (not rural)64.280732.2185
envious (not prideful)64.17030.636
tasteful (not lewd)64.067728.8341
angelic (not demonic)64.059625.5375
concrete (not abstract)64.051429.594
jealous (not compersive)63.944629.8291
treasure (not trash)63.8102828.2140
transparent (not machiavellian)63.837632.823
high-tech (not low-tech)63.548827.1305
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.582532.2110
genuine (not sarcastic)63.449530.7327
ranged (not melee)63.433928.320
humorless (not funny)63.333327.6373
involved (not remote)63.386831.5335
warm (not cold)63.358527.3320
philosophical (not real)63.317528.8268
generous (not stingy)63.265727.248
stoic (not expressive)63.135928.9390
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.145931.0317
reassuring (not fearmongering)63.060230.325
sane (not crazy)62.944330.798
tiresome (not interesting)62.816027.9316
average (not deviant)62.527531.0257
English (not German)62.5113632.435
bashful (not exhibitionist)62.420933.148
sugarcoated (not frank)62.413330.329
frugal (not lavish)62.355429.9314
pure (not debased)62.256528.5366
presidential (not folksy)62.259529.333
sweet (not bitter)62.154328.1318
official (not backdoor)62.139835.2360
specialist (not generalist)62.159731.959
🥶 (not 🥵)62.035532.744
innocent (not worldly)61.924728.5425
sad (not happy)61.967726.3353
mature (not juvenile)61.966931.873
Pepsi (not Coke)61.816334.037
accepting (not judgemental)61.748731.6252
musical (not off-key)61.634730.438
centrist (not radical)61.629331.826
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.591732.413
genius (not dunce)61.485925.9422
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.350532.4318
idealist (not realist)61.346032.883
fixable (not unfixable)61.363432.337
depressed (not bright)61.243129.5290
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.256533.841
Greek (not Roman)61.218634.530
clean (not perverted)61.282832.544
frenzied (not sleepy)61.1109927.631
freak (not normie)61.162128.759
trusting (not suspicious)61.043931.1412
technophile (not luddite)61.043227.7269
driven (not unambitious)61.0128932.0329
miserable (not joyful)60.770629.4105
deep (not shallow)60.773829.4118
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)60.739229.848
emotional (not unemotional)60.589832.623
political (not nonpolitical)60.464333.0363
geriatric (not vibrant)60.422533.546
pensive (not serene)60.0104129.246
healthy (not sickly)59.997928.3349
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.947237.834
analysis (not common sense)59.763532.922
picky (not always down)59.665730.722
go-getter (not slugabed)59.5122532.1113
regular (not zany)59.239032.795
flimsy (not sturdy)59.129634.743
empath (not psychopath)59.083229.240
haunted (not blissful)59.090634.846
thrifty (not extravagant)59.059235.622
privileged (not oppressed)58.990535.836
existentialist (not nihilist)58.875729.154
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.765032.1362
atheist (not theist)58.775131.853
🙃 (not 🥰)58.755635.7153
repulsive (not attractive)58.627624.2358
rock (not rap)58.6123325.817
strict (not lenient)58.571732.4399
🤡 (not 👽)58.342132.2118
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.367736.7107
wise (not foolish)58.174928.7419
open-minded (not close-minded)58.178930.7339
innocent (not jaded)58.135128.815
touchy-feely (not distant)57.952530.132
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.759731.3309
😭 (not 😀)57.655331.9102
🛌 (not 🧗)57.539933.6143
confidential (not gossiping)57.193634.2371
resourceful (not helpless)57.1123034.380
monastic (not hedonist)57.138530.262
minimalist (not pack rat)57.165331.892
🌟 (not 💩)57.1107633.296
whippersnapper (not sage)57.157931.228
pretentious (not unassuming)57.076831.9114
rich (not poor)56.884124.4314
one-faced (not two-faced)56.692233.543
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.559731.4121
offended (not chill)56.476629.441
factual (not poetic)56.477133.149
western (not eastern)56.198435.6116
loveable (not punchable)56.187529.950
giggling (not chortling)56.136631.732
flirtatious (not prudish)56.174731.419
lighthearted (not intense)55.938430.030
utilitarian (not decorative)55.891331.281
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.731732.6375
sunny (not gloomy)55.757134.046
modest (not flamboyant)55.676332.9384
asexual (not sexual)55.338436.749
equitable (not hypocritical)55.172631.972
non-gamer (not gamer)55.188537.839
conservative (not liberal)55.045835.5118
resolute (not wavering)55.0108433.477
logical (not emotional)54.962432.7397
profound (not ironic)54.659829.838
curious (not apathetic)54.5110431.3370
creepy (not disarming)54.336531.9143
moist (not dry)54.364032.545
🐷 (not 🐮)54.243333.0140
theoretical (not empirical)54.139333.9317
arcane (not mainstream)54.181331.8319
noob (not pro)54.033634.0111
earth (not air)54.0100135.139
tautology (not oxymoron)54.034437.514
fast (not slow)53.9109227.7349
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.859231.2378
complicated (not simple)53.8103732.8353
ambitious (not realistic)53.694633.949
old (not young)53.558123.2398
🤔 (not 🤫)53.392034.884
straightforward (not cryptic)53.2113931.9377
authoritarian (not democratic)53.165434.5316
neurotypical (not autistic)53.0127631.9335
outsider (not insider)53.077634.8217
alert (not oblivious)53.0102232.8100
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.099227.541
mathematical (not literary)52.955232.3353
legit (not scrub)52.8121230.8151
opinionated (not jealous)52.8122033.925
androgynous (not gendered)52.712633.0128
🏌 (not 🤺)52.730637.8118
👟 (not 🥾)52.775938.0107
fantastical (not realistic)52.763932.737
📈 (not 📉)52.6110032.5105
indie (not pop)52.699431.025
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.570334.0151
long-winded (not concise)52.568230.219
lustful (not chaste)52.487233.0363
ugly (not beautiful)52.430626.485
naive (not paranoid)52.449932.227
protagonist (not antagonist)52.3113327.721
kinky (not vanilla)52.277136.3370
💃 (not 🧕)52.2102234.3155
🤠 (not 🤑)52.194936.0121
heroic (not villainous)51.8115824.1370
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.784634.1366
cheery (not sorrowful)51.660528.3396
opinionated (not neutral)51.5139738.749
summer (not winter)51.580936.426
subjective (not objective)51.480034.966
interested (not bored)51.4122034.945
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.286934.7254

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 (0.848)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.824)
  3. Nick Carraway (0.801)
  4. Billy Keikeya (0.795)
  5. Chidi Anagonye (0.786)
  6. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.786)
  7. Molly Hooper (0.781)
  8. Stu (0.78)
  9. Columbus (0.774)
  10. Evan (0.771)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.725)
  2. Bart Simpson (-0.718)
  3. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.691)
  4. Charlie Harper (-0.678)
  5. Han Solo (-0.647)
  6. John Bender (-0.647)
  7. Carl Gallagher (-0.629)
  8. Tim Riggins (-0.626)
  9. James 'Sawyer' Ford (-0.624)
  10. Randle Patrick McMurphy (-0.62)

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.



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