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Waylon Smithers Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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)94.34211.6406
submissive (not dominant)93.2912.8402
beta (not alpha)92.8814.2367
loyal (not traitorous)92.313214.9430
neat (not messy)92.23613.6312
obedient (not rebellious)92.1714.1355
first-mate (not captain)91.71216.3368
manicured (not scruffy)91.68913.6393
diligent (not lazy)91.520510.6413
bookish (not sporty)91.59312.6374
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.74514.2377
civilized (not barbaric)90.36814.2361
codependent (not independent)89.4820.9404
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.219413.8421
orderly (not chaotic)89.03816.3373
intellectual (not physical)88.912114.8415
metrosexual (not macho)88.51413.261
refined (not rugged)88.43014.6442
queer (not straight)88.05118.9136
on-time (not tardy)87.816222.271
lover (not fighter)87.63411.747
meek (not bossy)87.51618.8415
weakass (not badass)87.41622.059
workaholic (not slacker)87.328819.694
passive (not assertive)87.1919.6353
respectful (not rude)86.99616.5427
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)86.92520.944
low self esteem (not narcissistic)86.71819.363
devoted (not unfaithful)86.337222.535
work-first (not family-first)86.213022.7378
🧠 (not 💪)86.220318.0136
cautious (not impulsive)85.93415.8390
enslaved (not emancipated)85.7521.3395
🎨 (not 🏀)85.519217.265
quiet (not loud)85.26915.6408
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.913619.021
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.66918.0110
🧐 (not 😎)84.53817.5127
tailor (not blacksmith)84.53815.736
careful (not brave)84.01816.7443
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.017117.6412
eloquent (not unpolished)84.017517.4346
white knight (not bad boy)83.614622.632
works hard (not plays hard)83.521920.1378
methodical (not astonishing)83.26917.1388
water (not fire)83.24614.746
giving (not receiving)82.915125.435
tame (not wild)82.74320.8347
soft (not hard)82.710020.589
pacifist (not ferocious)82.45120.1381
flower child (not goth)82.422719.533
patient (not impatient)82.37221.3141
corporate (not freelance)82.39823.051
puny (not mighty)82.12719.7390
preppy (not punk rock)82.019226.140
vintage (not trendy)82.023223.448
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.96921.7355
OCD (not ADHD)81.812225.448
gatherer (not hunter)81.89324.037
sensible (not ludicrous)81.713020.0404
soft (not hard)81.511321.0374
dorky (not cool)81.49723.4124
pointed (not random)80.937224.535
tense (not relaxed)80.741021.1414
valedictorian (not drop out)80.741727.0113
perceptive (not unobservant)80.661719.148
well behaved (not mischievous)80.511022.8403
studious (not goof-off)80.445323.5145
accommodating (not stubborn)80.33723.859
apprentice (not master)80.18527.3164
child free (not pronatalist)80.116027.7335
obsessed (not aloof)79.919924.0381
high IQ (not low IQ)79.768618.4311
shy (not bold)79.22620.2409
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.214322.762
often crying (not never cries)79.111620.322
reliable (not experimental)79.018727.250
sheeple (not conspiracist)78.9924.9256
insecure (not confident)78.88323.1420
attentive (not interrupting)78.713825.051
yes-man (not contrarian)78.74127.125
introvert (not extrovert)78.415021.3378
complimentary (not insulting)78.420823.177
🤖 (not 👻)78.37823.6118
sheriff (not outlaw)78.224422.2342
classical (not avant-garde)78.212227.882
serious (not bold)78.18922.5379
politically correct (not edgy)78.110222.8372
cooperative (not competitive)78.112227.7402
😊 (not 🤣)77.922921.2105
consistent (not variable)77.618622.951
proper (not scandalous)77.523624.6309
smooth (not rough)77.311321.7328
private (not gregarious)77.330123.1376
repetitive (not varied)77.09922.8153
precise (not vague)76.934523.2268
human (not animalistic)76.953424.8323
reasoned (not instinctual)76.89425.5389
mild (not spicy)76.411825.9366
anxious (not calm)76.329824.1372
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.111124.2167
washed (not muddy)76.035028.626
factual (not exaggerating)75.823324.246
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.823824.1388
statist (not anarchist)75.513326.7154
🎩 (not 🧢)75.340927.4103
timid (not cocky)75.28829.033
vegan (not cannibal)75.126027.965
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.09226.3367
sheltered (not street-smart)75.016124.3344
conventional (not creative)74.917726.5385
🐀 (not 🐘)74.913925.8181
competent (not incompetent)74.985325.0360
scholarly (not crafty)74.915424.9391
🤐 (not 😜)74.926225.7103
claustrophobic (not spelunker)74.95925.547
resigned (not resistant)74.8927.0360
🐿 (not 🦇)74.831427.096
practical (not imaginative)74.740927.2358
biased (not impartial)74.735627.7324
formal (not intimate)74.725226.9196
awkward (not charming)74.416623.7458
hurried (not leisurely)74.417424.5402
awkward (not suspicious)74.416026.7387
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.167824.243
guarded (not open)74.071225.0364
kind (not cruel)73.976122.1386
triggered (not trolling)73.923124.152
cultured (not rustic)73.834625.530
desperate (not high standards)73.815029.961
moderate (not extreme)73.611527.3361
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.322726.3330
believable (not poorly-written)73.180722.464
unchallenging (not demanding)73.16629.457
vulnerable (not armoured)73.016627.0333
reclusive (not social)73.027522.6198
everyman (not chosen one)72.914329.227
good-cook (not bad-cook)72.817530.343
🥴 (not 🥳)72.721524.7103
traditional (not unorthodox)72.624326.983
active (not slothful)72.598325.3326
romantic (not dispassionate)72.459730.657
overachiever (not underachiever)72.388129.942
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.235626.7128
mundane (not extraordinary)72.19726.9362
persistent (not quitter)72.1141028.9120
sober (not indulgent)72.020528.2394
hoarder (not unprepared)71.728224.8298
trusting (not charming)71.612725.2362
devout (not heathen)71.528728.7332
morning lark (not night owl)71.518929.1250
deep (not epic)71.510523.043
cat person (not dog person)71.430837.136
tight (not loose)71.359228.948
serious (not playful)71.265224.0430
humble (not arrogant)71.133127.2403
introspective (not not introspective)71.045527.8143
traumatized (not flourishing)70.856325.836
basic (not hipster)70.742930.2406
permanent (not transient)70.727427.8140
🐩 (not 🐒)70.740932.5111
shy (not playful)70.611023.9343
wooden (not plastic)70.655027.042
hesitant (not decisive)70.412527.7339
cheesy (not chic)70.338233.033
gracious (not feisty)70.011525.6283
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.728725.292
🐐 (not 🦒)69.731431.1162
feminist (not sexist)69.684327.4155
scientific (not artistic)69.651728.7380
good-humored (not angry)69.653623.8353
motivated (not unmotivated)69.4135035.724
feminine (not masculine)69.151022.2412
unlucky (not fortunate)68.938627.4379
tactful (not indiscreet)68.853029.289
😬 (not 😏)68.823830.9112
secretive (not open-book)68.869631.050
hypochondriac (not stoic)68.717729.419
fresh (not stinky)68.685328.6179
generous (not stingy)68.563727.558
nurturing (not poisonous)68.468224.5128
forgiving (not vengeful)68.449128.3390
glad (not mad)68.331725.1116
skeptical (not spiritual)68.283126.7366
roundabout (not direct)68.210428.6363
demure (not vain)68.231227.6294
twitchy (not still)68.257528.243
warm (not quarrelsome)68.139724.6415
reassuring (not fearmongering)68.156229.941
stuttering (not rhythmic)68.014329.049
princess (not queen)68.024735.933
gullible (not cynical)67.925931.127
purple (not orange)67.731230.8293
historical (not modern)67.741829.8252
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.670326.3103
emotional (not unemotional)67.687430.534
stylish (not slovenly)67.572129.8387
wholesome (not salacious)67.562530.2119
😇 (not 😈)67.355826.0120
monotone (not expressive)67.323928.636
thin (not thick)67.256226.2270
prestigious (not disreputable)67.267627.0293
reasonable (not deranged)67.164629.8111
businesslike (not chivalrous)67.047132.838
altruistic (not selfish)66.964427.7387
uninspiring (not charismatic)66.99330.2331
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.944832.5139
love-focused (not money-focused)66.791831.635
🦄 (not 🐴)66.636436.4117
soulful (not soulless)66.5108627.187
monochrome (not multicolored)66.543332.887
subdued (not exuberant)66.424031.341
dramatic (not comedic)66.486727.255
rational (not whimsical)66.464329.8379
French (not Russian)66.449732.956
libertarian (not socialist)66.326230.7338
weird (not normal)66.067127.8407
egalitarian (not racist)65.9133928.194
grateful (not entitled)65.950530.851
honorable (not cunning)65.767428.7440
rigid (not flexible)65.656031.6311
short (not tall)65.540723.8357
communal (not individualist)65.421136.076
thinker (not doer)65.323135.374
coordinated (not clumsy)65.294730.3363
builder (not explorer)65.241028.4346
ranged (not melee)65.131327.025
🥶 (not 🥵)65.030431.551
irrelevant (not important)64.98127.9187
literal (not metaphorical)64.860930.5338
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.894432.0120
domestic (not industrial)64.634732.289
💔 (not 💝)64.641834.8144
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.651531.1407
stable (not moody)64.524929.2401
🎃 (not 💀)64.543030.437
analysis (not common sense)64.558833.034
lost (not enlightened)64.452929.532
reserved (not chatty)64.261527.7388
angelic (not demonic)64.273425.4381
English (not German)64.2130331.543
Pepsi (not Coke)64.213933.947
urban (not rural)64.195232.1197
tasteful (not lewd)64.085528.6346
warm (not cold)63.970627.2330
jealous (not compersive)63.852629.8297
bashful (not exhibitionist)63.822033.157
Swedish (not Italian)63.741632.835
philosophical (not real)63.621128.6276
treasure (not trash)63.6127728.2149
humorless (not funny)63.539027.6381
high-tech (not low-tech)63.560327.2312
mature (not juvenile)63.574231.688
innocent (not jaded)63.430629.228
linear (not circular)63.336533.654
envious (not prideful)63.38629.940
stoic (not expressive)63.243929.1398
genuine (not sarcastic)63.264330.9335
self-destructive (not self-improving)63.162333.052
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.055330.8326
overprepared (not efficient)63.012834.162
tiresome (not interesting)62.917527.8320
sane (not crazy)62.955530.3111
concrete (not abstract)62.967029.5106
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)62.942228.058
involved (not remote)62.6107631.6348
pure (not debased)62.569128.4376
sweet (not bitter)62.565727.9327
average (not deviant)62.332231.3267
centrist (not radical)62.133732.730
innocent (not worldly)62.030228.5431
official (not backdoor)62.048635.2371
sad (not happy)61.983326.3366
accepting (not judgemental)61.959331.6262
genius (not dunce)61.8104126.0434
frugal (not lavish)61.769930.0321
driven (not unambitious)61.4156532.1344
non-gamer (not gamer)61.189037.849
clean (not perverted)61.1102932.955
technophile (not luddite)61.050927.6277
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.061332.4325
pensive (not serene)61.0117629.552
trusting (not suspicious)60.855231.2423
depressed (not bright)60.755930.1300
political (not nonpolitical)60.575833.1369
idealist (not realist)60.558633.691
miserable (not joyful)60.586529.3119
deep (not shallow)60.593229.5125
rock (not rap)60.5144922.525
Greek (not Roman)60.426133.937
sugarcoated (not frank)60.418729.438
haunted (not blissful)60.3105233.760
healthy (not sickly)60.2117228.3354
go-getter (not slugabed)60.0148231.7119
musical (not off-key)60.048930.954
proactive (not reactive)59.936230.130
touchy-feely (not distant)59.558930.138
😭 (not 😀)59.460232.0112
specialist (not generalist)59.386132.367
geriatric (not vibrant)59.229833.054
frenzied (not sleepy)59.2142130.337
repulsive (not attractive)59.031024.2368
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.075632.0377
privileged (not oppressed)59.0108135.344
monastic (not hedonist)58.938529.867
regular (not zany)58.949532.7102
fixable (not unfixable)58.892532.741
factual (not poetic)58.685132.855
empath (not psychopath)58.6104730.249
transparent (not machiavellian)58.368635.532
strict (not lenient)58.285232.5417
🤡 (not 👽)58.150232.3131
wise (not foolish)57.991128.7428
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.972531.2321
atheist (not theist)57.895533.061
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.886336.8113
presidential (not folksy)57.786729.146
open-minded (not close-minded)57.697430.7353
🛌 (not 🧗)57.545833.3155
one-faced (not two-faced)57.4111333.850
existentialist (not nihilist)57.2103129.460
freak (not normie)57.285930.069
picky (not always down)57.288633.030
confidential (not gossiping)57.1117234.1376
asexual (not sexual)57.144037.159
🙃 (not 🥰)57.068436.0163
🌟 (not 💩)57.0134732.7100
minimalist (not pack rat)56.981631.899
offended (not chill)56.989828.549
rich (not poor)56.799524.3326
resolute (not wavering)56.7124333.190
predictable (not quirky)56.764931.928
whippersnapper (not sage)56.471130.829
resourceful (not helpless)56.3152034.292
lighthearted (not intense)56.346629.139
pretentious (not unassuming)56.194332.7123
equitable (not hypocritical)55.988132.178
flimsy (not sturdy)55.941535.047
not genocidal (not genocidal)55.9129537.123
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.873631.8132
western (not eastern)55.8122735.8124
modest (not flamboyant)55.792733.1401
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.537432.5385
earth (not air)55.3113435.148
noob (not pro)55.236434.4121
sunny (not gloomy)55.171633.052
profound (not ironic)55.074729.743
logical (not emotional)54.875532.8403
theoretical (not empirical)54.845634.0323
utilitarian (not decorative)54.8115131.587
indie (not pop)54.8115430.533
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.778538.248
creepy (not disarming)54.542031.7152
curious (not apathetic)54.4136331.3378
thrifty (not extravagant)54.488735.528
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.368931.3387
complicated (not simple)54.3127132.8363
🤔 (not 🤫)54.2106834.596
loveable (not punchable)53.9118530.855
arcane (not mainstream)53.8101831.8330
📈 (not 📉)53.8128932.4114
fast (not slow)53.7135027.9356
ugly (not beautiful)53.631327.099
conservative (not liberal)53.656935.4124
🐷 (not 🐮)53.651333.1143
alert (not oblivious)53.5123032.7116
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.5117829.253
opinionated (not jealous)53.5146832.432
old (not young)53.368223.3406
legit (not scrub)53.2147330.9158
straightforward (not cryptic)53.1136732.0381
mathematical (not literary)53.164532.2358
authoritarian (not democratic)52.878734.4325
🤠 (not 🤑)52.7114735.4132
prudish (not flirtatious)52.777832.128
giggling (not chortling)52.656333.946
lustful (not chaste)52.4105633.1370
outsider (not insider)52.497635.2229
👟 (not 🥾)52.492937.8120
kinky (not vanilla)52.393636.4386
neurotypical (not autistic)52.3152932.0342
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.385934.2160
naive (not paranoid)52.360033.133
🏌 (not 🤺)52.239138.3125
heroic (not villainous)51.9142824.2380
androgynous (not gendered)51.918933.2135
dry (not moist)51.992434.153
oxymoron (not tautology)51.8124135.820
fantastical (not realistic)51.776932.350
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.5102734.0372
💃 (not 🧕)51.5126334.8166
concise (not long-winded)51.598230.833
bored (not interested)51.438435.347
subjective (not objective)51.295134.175
cheery (not sorrowful)51.173928.3407
ambitious (not realistic)51.0122233.755
opinionated (not neutral)51.0170337.958
antagonist (not protagonist)50.950028.627
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.6101134.7261
winter (not summer)50.695534.035

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 (0.85)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.829)
  3. Emma Pillsbury (0.809)
  4. Nick Carraway (0.808)
  5. Billy Keikeya (0.794)
  6. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.791)
  7. Stu (0.791)
  8. Chidi Anagonye (0.791)
  9. Molly Hooper (0.784)
  10. Columbus (0.777)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.728)
  2. Bart Simpson (-0.718)
  3. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.696)
  4. Charlie Harper (-0.686)
  5. Han Solo (-0.65)
  6. John Bender (-0.649)
  7. Carl Gallagher (-0.635)
  8. Tim Riggins (-0.63)
  9. James 'Sawyer' Ford (-0.626)
  10. Randle Patrick McMurphy (-0.623)

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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