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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)94.42311.3388
submissive (not dominant)93.0712.7388
beta (not alpha)93.0814.3349
loyal (not traitorous)92.18014.9424
neat (not messy)92.12313.5284
manicured (not scruffy)92.15212.7380
first-mate (not captain)91.9416.2355
obedient (not rebellious)91.9414.6339
diligent (not lazy)91.710811.2400
bookish (not sporty)91.54312.1346
civilized (not barbaric)90.83313.3348
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.42614.7355
orderly (not chaotic)90.21614.1356
codependent (not independent)89.8720.7396
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.310213.7397
intellectual (not physical)89.06515.1399
refined (not rugged)88.62414.4417
workaholic (not slacker)88.412817.260
queer (not straight)87.71919.4123
passive (not assertive)87.6718.9348
respectful (not rude)87.15015.9410
meek (not bossy)87.0819.0395
work-first (not family-first)86.96322.0378
enslaved (not emancipated)86.0221.0377
cautious (not impulsive)85.51916.1382
quiet (not loud)85.23115.5402
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.79916.5401
🧠 (not 💪)84.512319.2107
works hard (not plays hard)84.411818.7356
eloquent (not unpolished)84.310416.7330
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.23018.794
methodical (not astonishing)83.24217.2361
careful (not brave)83.11617.4415
🧐 (not 😎)83.02419.490
soft (not hard)82.94120.178
dorky (not cool)82.84620.7102
patient (not impatient)82.63221.6121
puny (not mighty)82.41819.1369
tame (not wild)82.42520.9335
studious (not goof-off)82.321420.4107
sensible (not ludicrous)82.17619.7382
child free (not pronatalist)82.16426.0309
pacifist (not ferocious)82.03220.4357
valedictorian (not drop out)81.920425.396
soft (not hard)81.64720.8360
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.54621.9345
tense (not relaxed)80.820021.3408
high IQ (not low IQ)80.435417.2294
obsessed (not aloof)80.39523.9377
apprentice (not master)80.24427.2144
well behaved (not mischievous)80.15923.1381
🤖 (not 👻)79.33221.189
insecure (not confident)79.03922.8395
shy (not bold)78.91420.2393
serious (not bold)78.74222.2357
politically correct (not edgy)78.74322.9360
private (not gregarious)78.613522.0355
sheriff (not outlaw)78.512222.1330
cooperative (not competitive)78.27527.7387
sheeple (not conspiracist)78.2625.3250
proper (not scandalous)78.012124.4289
introvert (not extrovert)77.97421.1345
smooth (not rough)77.46021.3320
complimentary (not insulting)77.311123.057
reasoned (not instinctual)77.25124.8374
human (not animalistic)77.126724.3311
precise (not vague)77.018523.2252
repetitive (not varied)76.86722.6124
resigned (not resistant)76.5726.0335
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.36825.1152
anxious (not calm)76.315624.0364
mild (not spicy)76.36825.5341
😊 (not 🤣)75.912521.473
biased (not impartial)75.919227.0303
conventional (not creative)75.89225.8370
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.74726.0343
sheltered (not street-smart)75.78623.7326
classical (not avant-garde)75.511229.155
statist (not anarchist)75.47726.1144
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.215124.2391
🤐 (not 😜)75.212725.093
guarded (not open)74.834624.1360
practical (not imaginative)74.822727.3343
🐀 (not 🐘)74.87225.8169
awkward (not charming)74.59223.3441
competent (not incompetent)74.345425.1356
scholarly (not crafty)74.38725.4366
formal (not intimate)74.114027.6172
kind (not cruel)74.136222.1384
awkward (not suspicious)73.99227.4369
vulnerable (not armoured)73.88626.3317
🎩 (not 🧢)73.723628.287
hurried (not leisurely)73.610824.9388
moderate (not extreme)73.16927.8356
🐿 (not 🦇)73.117128.388
reclusive (not social)72.913922.4171
mundane (not extraordinary)72.85726.2333
persistent (not quitter)72.868929.2108
sober (not indulgent)72.811627.5370
sensitive (not thick-skinned)72.611726.7323
morning lark (not night owl)72.29228.9212
active (not slothful)71.947825.6313
permanent (not transient)71.914227.0125
trusting (not charming)71.75424.9347
feminist (not sexist)71.636025.3141
hoarder (not unprepared)71.614024.5286
basic (not hipster)71.424029.9396
devout (not heathen)71.418428.8318
🐐 (not 🦒)71.212630.4153
serious (not playful)71.136023.8422
🐩 (not 🐒)71.019832.1102
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.722326.599
introspective (not not introspective)70.624228.3130
humble (not arrogant)70.617526.9395
hesitant (not decisive)70.47427.6322
shy (not playful)70.35223.9322
soulful (not soulless)70.243426.962
good-humored (not angry)70.126223.7341
😬 (not 😏)70.011231.297
gracious (not feisty)69.86124.9258
feminine (not masculine)69.724421.5393
🥴 (not 🥳)69.516526.289
scientific (not artistic)69.328628.8371
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.316625.873
reasonable (not deranged)69.230127.988
nurturing (not poisonous)69.132824.3111
unlucky (not fortunate)68.720027.4370
demure (not vain)68.616727.2270
fresh (not stinky)68.638028.7169
roundabout (not direct)68.55428.8353
purple (not orange)68.412830.1288
thin (not thick)68.425725.4243
traditional (not unorthodox)68.417926.955
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.436326.288
communal (not individualist)68.38933.949
skeptical (not spiritual)68.244226.8359
stylish (not slovenly)68.236129.6373
forgiving (not vengeful)68.024328.1382
warm (not quarrelsome)68.019924.3387
historical (not modern)68.020929.3238
tactful (not indiscreet)67.532129.684
😇 (not 😈)67.427825.093
rigid (not flexible)67.128330.8301
glad (not mad)67.117325.297
uninspiring (not charismatic)67.06029.9305
wholesome (not salacious)67.031931.098
libertarian (not socialist)66.815930.1317
prestigious (not disreputable)66.837427.0278
monochrome (not multicolored)66.822331.972
egalitarian (not racist)66.863528.570
rational (not whimsical)66.636329.6360
altruistic (not selfish)66.432227.8372
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.224132.0120
honorable (not cunning)66.032728.8400
weird (not normal)65.934227.8391
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.426030.1295
coordinated (not clumsy)65.450329.8349
builder (not explorer)64.922828.6333
stable (not moody)64.815229.0392
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.830431.1402
💔 (not 💝)64.722934.6131
🦄 (not 🐴)64.719936.5100
jealous (not compersive)64.627129.4290
treasure (not trash)64.560828.395
tasteful (not lewd)64.442128.4337
angelic (not demonic)64.435225.2376
literal (not metaphorical)64.335530.7309
short (not tall)64.223923.6327
involved (not remote)64.049931.1333
genuine (not sarcastic)63.831930.6313
irrelevant (not important)63.75628.5165
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.650731.888
stoic (not expressive)63.524929.0387
reserved (not chatty)63.531028.0381
high-tech (not low-tech)63.428426.8299
warm (not cold)63.235727.4315
atheist (not theist)63.235829.943
official (not backdoor)63.022334.7353
frugal (not lavish)62.935629.6318
tiresome (not interesting)62.910928.0325
pure (not debased)62.634828.4363
humorless (not funny)62.522827.3355
philosophical (not real)62.511828.7257
urban (not rural)62.549932.6172
concrete (not abstract)62.536330.581
average (not deviant)62.318031.1244
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.229431.8308
sweet (not bitter)62.232427.8312
specialist (not generalist)62.236730.344
sad (not happy)62.143626.3351
mature (not juvenile)61.942030.853
trusting (not suspicious)61.723831.0397
sane (not crazy)61.630130.988
genius (not dunce)61.452125.7400
deep (not shallow)61.344730.288
accepting (not judgemental)61.228731.9253
innocent (not worldly)60.817428.5397
domestic (not industrial)60.625133.667
political (not nonpolitical)60.437933.0355
depressed (not bright)60.327229.8294
technophile (not luddite)60.127927.7269
healthy (not sickly)60.061028.3340
miserable (not joyful)60.047029.596
driven (not unambitious)59.879932.1326
😭 (not 😀)59.833130.7101
monastic (not hedonist)59.717830.456
idealist (not realist)59.230933.064
go-getter (not slugabed)59.272831.0103
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.940332.0360
existentialist (not nihilist)58.944728.945
🙃 (not 🥰)58.734635.8136
🛌 (not 🧗)58.723233.5139
wise (not foolish)58.544328.4410
strict (not lenient)58.446332.4392
repulsive (not attractive)58.418824.0355
minimalist (not pack rat)58.337731.389
🤡 (not 👽)58.326232.0107
regular (not zany)58.125333.089
open-minded (not close-minded)57.847331.0339
resourceful (not helpless)57.674833.065
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.437930.5111
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.236731.0302
🌟 (not 💩)57.264231.981
rich (not poor)56.851424.4311
🐷 (not 🐮)56.624232.6135
confidential (not gossiping)56.457434.4351
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.919832.1365
noob (not pro)55.819733.598
modest (not flamboyant)55.747932.4376
equitable (not hypocritical)55.746130.840
western (not eastern)55.661635.9114
pretentious (not unassuming)55.153132.2103
conservative (not liberal)54.829034.7101
creepy (not disarming)54.722931.7136
logical (not emotional)54.637332.5384
utilitarian (not decorative)54.660430.061
authoritarian (not democratic)54.538934.4306
curious (not apathetic)54.469131.1366
arcane (not mainstream)54.448431.8322
outsider (not insider)54.146134.9209
🏌 (not 🤺)54.018238.399
legit (not scrub)54.071130.6141
fast (not slow)53.865427.8350
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.734330.9376
👟 (not 🥾)53.743637.4102
neurotypical (not autistic)53.678531.8343
resolute (not wavering)53.668834.170
🤔 (not 🤫)53.456234.679
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.351837.086
complicated (not simple)53.263033.2349
old (not young)53.138522.9399
straightforward (not cryptic)52.969231.9358
kinky (not vanilla)52.747036.3363
alert (not oblivious)52.762732.596
📈 (not 📉)52.764133.298
mathematical (not literary)52.437332.3355
androgynous (not gendered)52.37433.3123
lustful (not chaste)52.254232.9365
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.254434.0375
ugly (not beautiful)52.020526.364
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.044233.7142
cheery (not sorrowful)51.934828.6399
heroic (not villainous)51.971123.9373
objective (not subjective)51.741635.155
theoretical (not empirical)51.627734.0300
🤑 (not 🤠)51.638735.5112
🧕 (not 💃)50.934634.5141
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.252035.0252

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 (0.85)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.815)
  3. Nick Carraway (0.808)
  4. Billy Keikeya (0.802)
  5. Chidi Anagonye (0.795)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.747)
  2. Bart Simpson (-0.736)
  3. Charlie Harper (-0.702)
  4. John Bender (-0.679)
  5. Han Solo (-0.664)

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: ENFP (r = 0.56)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.49)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.43)
  4. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.38)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.35)
  6. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.35)
  7. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.34)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.29)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.29)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.28)
  11. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.26)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.25)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.2)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.11)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.06)
  17. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.06)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.02)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.01)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.04)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.1)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.19)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.25)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.39)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.53)


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