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Waylon Smithers Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
nerd (not jock)94.34311.6409
submissive (not dominant)93.2912.8403
beta (not alpha)92.6914.4370
loyal (not traitorous)92.213414.9433
neat (not messy)92.23413.6314
obedient (not rebellious)92.1814.1355
first-mate (not captain)91.71016.3369
diligent (not lazy)91.620510.6415
manicured (not scruffy)91.68813.6395
bookish (not sporty)91.59412.6375
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.64914.3380
civilized (not barbaric)90.36314.2361
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.219513.8423
codependent (not independent)89.11121.4408
orderly (not chaotic)89.03816.3373
intellectual (not physical)88.911714.8415
metrosexual (not macho)88.71313.262
refined (not rugged)88.43314.6443
on-time (not tardy)88.016422.073
lover (not fighter)87.92911.748
queer (not straight)87.75519.0138
workaholic (not slacker)87.726519.399
meek (not bossy)87.51618.7417
weakass (not badass)87.41622.059
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)87.32020.248
passive (not assertive)87.11019.6354
low self esteem (not narcissistic)87.11819.165
devoted (not unfaithful)87.033320.447
respectful (not rude)86.810016.5430
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)86.88216.834
work-first (not family-first)86.213522.7379
🧠 (not 💪)86.221018.0136
cautious (not impulsive)86.02915.8391
enslaved (not emancipated)85.7521.3395
🎨 (not 🏀)85.719117.369
quiet (not loud)85.16915.7411
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.67018.0110
🧐 (not 😎)84.54717.5127
tailor (not blacksmith)84.53715.736
careful (not brave)84.01916.7443
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.017417.6412
eloquent (not unpolished)84.018017.4347
works hard (not plays hard)83.522220.1378
flower child (not goth)83.519819.142
methodical (not astonishing)83.27117.2389
side character (not main character)83.214424.940
soft (not hard)82.99420.590
tame (not wild)82.74120.8348
water (not fire)82.74715.047
gatherer (not hunter)82.58923.539
pacifist (not ferocious)82.45220.1383
vintage (not trendy)82.421723.349
white knight (not bad boy)82.417821.947
patient (not impatient)82.47221.2143
puny (not mighty)82.12519.7390
preppy (not punk rock)82.119125.841
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.97521.6357
OCD (not ADHD)81.911725.150
sensible (not ludicrous)81.514020.2405
soft (not hard)81.412220.9381
dorky (not cool)81.410323.4124
pointed (not random)81.435424.436
corporate (not freelance)81.312024.853
reliable (not experimental)81.213526.257
valedictorian (not drop out)80.941727.0114
perceptive (not unobservant)80.961218.752
tense (not relaxed)80.841421.1416
well behaved (not mischievous)80.511822.8404
giving (not receiving)80.521926.042
accommodating (not stubborn)80.43523.661
studious (not goof-off)80.446823.5145
apprentice (not master)80.28427.2166
obsessed (not aloof)80.019724.0383
child free (not pronatalist)80.015827.9338
high IQ (not low IQ)79.769018.3312
shy (not bold)79.22620.2409
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.213922.762
insecure (not confident)78.98323.1422
sheeple (not conspiracist)78.91024.9257
🤖 (not 👻)78.87023.6121
yes-man (not contrarian)78.83727.738
classical (not avant-garde)78.611327.486
attentive (not interrupting)78.514526.556
introvert (not extrovert)78.414721.3379
complimentary (not insulting)78.421022.879
politically correct (not edgy)78.39922.7376
often crying (not never cries)78.313021.434
sheriff (not outlaw)78.224422.2342
serious (not bold)78.28522.4378
cooperative (not competitive)78.112427.8401
😊 (not 🤣)77.823121.1106
consistent (not variable)77.618922.951
proper (not scandalous)77.623624.6312
private (not gregarious)77.429923.1377
smooth (not rough)77.311321.7330
precise (not vague)77.034723.1269
repetitive (not varied)77.010422.8153
reasoned (not instinctual)76.89325.4390
human (not animalistic)76.656325.1325
mild (not spicy)76.611625.8370
timid (not cocky)76.47727.737
anxious (not calm)76.330224.0375
washed (not muddy)76.036027.933
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.911924.2169
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.824424.1389
statist (not anarchist)75.713626.5157
cultured (not rustic)75.629324.442
🎩 (not 🧢)75.541727.4104
🐀 (not 🐘)75.313525.8185
sheltered (not street-smart)75.115724.3345
claustrophobic (not spelunker)75.15725.253
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.09026.3367
scholarly (not crafty)75.015724.9394
vegan (not cannibal)75.025927.968
conventional (not creative)74.918826.5386
competent (not incompetent)74.986825.0361
formal (not intimate)74.924726.9197
resigned (not resistant)74.81227.0360
🐿 (not 🦇)74.832126.897
practical (not imaginative)74.742527.2359
awkward (not suspicious)74.516126.6388
biased (not impartial)74.536327.8326
hurried (not leisurely)74.417824.4403
awkward (not charming)74.317423.6461
triggered (not trolling)74.321623.459
🤐 (not 😜)74.129826.4106
guarded (not open)74.072725.0364
kind (not cruel)74.078522.1387
moderate (not extreme)73.611727.3362
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.422826.3332
unchallenging (not demanding)73.46428.959
good-cook (not bad-cook)73.415829.546
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.372024.545
cat person (not dog person)73.326034.947
🥴 (not 🥳)73.221724.3108
vulnerable (not armoured)73.116726.9336
believable (not poorly-written)73.183722.265
reclusive (not social)73.127622.5200
traditional (not unorthodox)72.924826.984
romantic (not dispassionate)72.760330.458
everyman (not chosen one)72.716229.335
active (not slothful)72.6100625.3328
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.535126.6130
desperate (not high standards)72.518330.064
persistent (not quitter)72.1144228.9120
mundane (not extraordinary)72.010326.9363
sober (not indulgent)71.919928.2396
tight (not loose)71.957128.949
hoarder (not unprepared)71.828824.7299
devout (not heathen)71.528228.7332
trusting (not charming)71.313125.4364
serious (not playful)71.266924.0430
humble (not arrogant)71.233127.1405
morning lark (not night owl)71.120129.3252
factual (not exaggerating)71.137828.451
overachiever (not underachiever)71.095330.843
emotional (not unemotional)70.978229.144
introspective (not not introspective)70.947927.7145
basic (not hipster)70.744230.2406
🐩 (not 🐒)70.741832.5111
traumatized (not flourishing)70.759225.139
hesitant (not decisive)70.612727.6342
shy (not playful)70.611323.9343
wooden (not plastic)70.654427.042
permanent (not transient)70.429728.0141
motivated (not unmotivated)70.4135434.329
gracious (not feisty)70.112025.7284
🐐 (not 🦒)70.032030.8166
feminist (not sexist)69.686227.4155
scientific (not artistic)69.652828.6382
good-humored (not angry)69.555124.0356
subdued (not exuberant)69.517230.447
feminine (not masculine)69.152822.2413
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.130325.593
secretive (not open-book)69.070631.153
unlucky (not fortunate)68.940027.4379
tactful (not indiscreet)68.954229.192
nurturing (not poisonous)68.669724.4130
fresh (not stinky)68.686528.6179
deep (not epic)68.617425.346
😬 (not 😏)68.525031.3115
cheesy (not chic)68.445333.538
forgiving (not vengeful)68.351328.4392
hypochondriac (not stoic)68.318828.727
skeptical (not spiritual)68.284826.7366
roundabout (not direct)68.210728.6364
twitchy (not still)68.258328.243
demure (not vain)68.132627.6296
warm (not quarrelsome)68.040824.7417
glad (not mad)68.033025.8118
stuttering (not rhythmic)67.914528.850
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.870226.2104
stylish (not slovenly)67.673629.7390
historical (not modern)67.643629.7253
purple (not orange)67.532230.8295
reasonable (not deranged)67.464129.8112
😇 (not 😈)67.456925.9123
generous (not stingy)67.470728.061
businesslike (not chivalrous)67.445832.539
wholesome (not salacious)67.463930.1120
prestigious (not disreputable)67.269827.0293
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.261931.053
princess (not queen)67.227136.838
altruistic (not selfish)67.065427.7390
thin (not thick)67.058226.3274
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.045932.4140
analysis (not common sense)67.050332.539
love-focused (not money-focused)67.094731.149
uninspiring (not charismatic)66.99430.2332
🦄 (not 🐴)66.637336.4119
rational (not whimsical)66.565529.8381
soulful (not soulless)66.5112327.187
libertarian (not socialist)66.225830.7340
short (not tall)66.139523.9380
monochrome (not multicolored)66.146032.989
weird (not normal)66.068627.8407
French (not Russian)66.052432.365
egalitarian (not racist)65.9137228.196
monotone (not expressive)65.927229.542
dramatic (not comedic)65.891527.456
rigid (not flexible)65.757831.6313
thinker (not doer)65.723635.275
honorable (not cunning)65.670928.7442
grateful (not entitled)65.452730.754
lost (not enlightened)65.350327.739
touchy-feely (not distant)65.344727.959
coordinated (not clumsy)65.297530.3363
builder (not explorer)65.042828.5347
irrelevant (not important)65.07927.9190
ranged (not melee)64.932726.329
literal (not metaphorical)64.862830.5339
Swedish (not Italian)64.739432.936
🥶 (not 🥵)64.732032.255
Pepsi (not Coke)64.713033.449
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.651831.1407
stable (not moody)64.525429.2401
gullible (not cynical)64.434032.035
reserved (not chatty)64.361827.6389
urban (not rural)64.397431.9201
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.398032.0122
💔 (not 💝)64.343535.0145
bashful (not exhibitionist)64.222233.058
angelic (not demonic)64.176625.4383
communal (not individualist)64.126236.578
tasteful (not lewd)64.088028.6346
warm (not cold)64.072927.2331
domestic (not industrial)63.938632.790
🎃 (not 💀)63.945729.542
jealous (not compersive)63.754529.8298
philosophical (not real)63.621928.6276
mature (not juvenile)63.676131.489
treasure (not trash)63.6131428.2149
English (not German)63.6135832.545
envious (not prideful)63.68329.641
humorless (not funny)63.539927.6381
high-tech (not low-tech)63.560227.2312
genuine (not sarcastic)63.266530.9340
linear (not circular)63.236833.355
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.156630.8329
stoic (not expressive)63.045429.2401
tiresome (not interesting)62.917827.8320
concrete (not abstract)62.770029.4107
rock (not rap)62.7142123.131
involved (not remote)62.6110131.6348
sane (not crazy)62.657830.5113
self-destructive (not self-improving)62.665032.256
pure (not debased)62.571828.4377
sweet (not bitter)62.568627.9328
overprepared (not efficient)62.314134.363
average (not deviant)62.134031.4269
official (not backdoor)62.150035.1373
innocent (not worldly)62.031228.5431
sad (not happy)62.086726.3368
accepting (not judgemental)62.060931.6263
sugarcoated (not frank)62.015130.446
genius (not dunce)61.9106125.9435
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)61.945728.160
frugal (not lavish)61.771830.0321
haunted (not blissful)61.6103033.164
driven (not unambitious)61.2161932.2348
clean (not perverted)61.1105232.657
technophile (not luddite)61.051527.6277
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.062532.4325
pensive (not serene)61.0121129.253
trusting (not suspicious)60.857331.2423
depressed (not bright)60.757930.1300
centrist (not radical)60.740132.437
political (not nonpolitical)60.677333.0371
miserable (not joyful)60.688829.2120
transparent (not machiavellian)60.662233.538
deep (not shallow)60.596729.5125
innocent (not jaded)60.536931.238
Greek (not Roman)60.426233.741
non-gamer (not gamer)60.394137.950
healthy (not sickly)60.2120228.3354
go-getter (not slugabed)60.2151731.9123
idealist (not realist)60.161833.692
musical (not off-key)60.050330.954
regular (not zany)59.749132.7105
picky (not always down)59.679732.734
😭 (not 😀)59.464032.0112
specialist (not generalist)59.387032.367
frenzied (not sleepy)59.2144930.337
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.078432.0377
prudish (not flirtatious)59.059530.441
repulsive (not attractive)58.931024.2369
predictable (not quirky)58.859532.235
geriatric (not vibrant)58.731632.758
monastic (not hedonist)58.444529.968
strict (not lenient)58.286732.6419
🤡 (not 👽)58.251632.2132
wise (not foolish)58.192228.7432
privileged (not oppressed)58.1112635.445
empath (not psychopath)57.9109430.250
not genocidal (not genocidal)57.9128435.928
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.888636.8113
one-faced (not two-faced)57.8113733.254
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.775931.2323
open-minded (not close-minded)57.7100130.7354
factual (not poetic)57.789933.258
atheist (not theist)57.699133.763
🛌 (not 🧗)57.547533.3155
offended (not chill)57.291228.250
confidential (not gossiping)57.1120634.1376
🙃 (not 🥰)57.070336.0163
fixable (not unfixable)57.0102433.244
🌟 (not 💩)56.7139532.4103
presidential (not folksy)56.790929.647
rich (not poor)56.6101324.4327
freak (not normie)56.689930.172
equitable (not hypocritical)56.588531.582
resourceful (not helpless)56.5156234.193
minimalist (not pack rat)56.584431.9100
flimsy (not sturdy)56.442234.848
existentialist (not nihilist)56.3109929.961
lighthearted (not intense)56.347729.139
asexual (not sexual)56.347737.563
proactive (not reactive)56.253732.338
pretentious (not unassuming)56.194932.7123
resolute (not wavering)55.9132533.292
whippersnapper (not sage)55.876130.635
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.776331.7134
modest (not flamboyant)55.695033.1404
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.637732.6388
western (not eastern)55.5133235.8125
earth (not air)55.3116535.148
indie (not pop)55.3117631.943
noob (not pro)55.237234.4121
logical (not emotional)54.975832.9406
theoretical (not empirical)54.944034.1324
creepy (not disarming)54.742531.7153
naive (not paranoid)54.752332.437
curious (not apathetic)54.5140431.2380
thrifty (not extravagant)54.591835.431
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.470831.3388
utilitarian (not decorative)54.4118831.588
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.4117529.055
complicated (not simple)54.3129732.8363
profound (not ironic)54.379229.844
loveable (not punchable)54.2120030.958
sunny (not gloomy)54.077432.755
arcane (not mainstream)53.8105531.8330
🤔 (not 🤫)53.8110834.698
📈 (not 📉)53.8132832.4114
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.685738.649
alert (not oblivious)53.5126332.7116
legit (not scrub)53.5149430.8160
giggling (not chortling)53.554634.047
fast (not slow)53.4139828.1359
old (not young)53.369523.3406
🐷 (not 🐮)53.353933.1146
antagonist (not protagonist)53.344928.832
conservative (not liberal)53.259935.5125
straightforward (not cryptic)53.1141332.0383
🤠 (not 🤑)53.1118335.5133
ugly (not beautiful)53.033327.1101
long-winded (not concise)53.079832.138
mathematical (not literary)52.966332.2359
authoritarian (not democratic)52.879834.4325
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.785434.1162
opinionated (not jealous)52.6154332.443
lustful (not chaste)52.4108233.1370
kinky (not vanilla)52.494636.4390
bored (not interested)52.336235.448
neurotypical (not autistic)52.2156432.0343
outsider (not insider)52.2100935.3231
👟 (not 🥾)52.195737.7121
dry (not moist)52.193733.854
realistic (not ambitious)52.068334.058
heroic (not villainous)51.9147024.2380
subjective (not objective)51.995233.977
🏌 (not 🤺)51.841338.3126
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.6104234.1373
androgynous (not gendered)51.618933.2136
realistic (not fantastical)51.6114932.454
oxymoron (not tautology)51.6127234.729
💃 (not 🧕)51.5129934.8166
cheery (not sorrowful)51.175628.3408
opinionated (not neutral)51.0175337.958
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.999734.8263
winter (not summer)50.298935.846

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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 (0.853)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.83)
  3. Emma Pillsbury (0.812)
  4. Nick Carraway (0.807)
  5. Billy Keikeya (0.799)
  6. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.793)
  7. Stu (0.793)
  8. Chidi Anagonye (0.789)
  9. Molly Hooper (0.786)
  10. Oliver Hampton (0.778)
  1. Bart Simpson (-0.72)
  2. Noah Puckerman (-0.719)
  3. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.7)
  4. Charlie Harper (-0.692)
  5. John Bender (-0.65)
  6. Han Solo (-0.648)
  7. Carl Gallagher (-0.637)
  8. Tim Riggins (-0.636)
  9. James 'Sawyer' Ford (-0.626)
  10. Randle Patrick McMurphy (-0.625)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Waylon Smithers to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Waylon Smithers is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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