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Barney Gumble Personality Statistics

Barney Gumble 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
scruffy (not manicured)96.427.7390
messy (not neat)95.438.4293
indulgent (not sober)95.0513.3403
disorganized (not self-disciplined)94.6711.5363
slothful (not active)94.3110.3370
self-destructive (not self-improving)94.089.621
slovenly (not stylish)93.9211.5385
thick (not thin)93.2511.1269
rugged (not refined)92.3812.7420
slow (not fast)92.319.1371
leisurely (not hurried)92.3213.6359
lazy (not diligent)92.1212.6434
clumsy (not coordinated)92.1712.0417
🛌 (not 🧗)92.1715.9204
stinky (not fresh)92.0514.0173
unpolished (not eloquent)91.9816.4293
unambitious (not driven)91.8115.6357
repulsive (not attractive)91.61211.9429
lenient (not strict)91.4611.6412
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)91.41018.3375
plays hard (not works hard)91.2514.7425
disreputable (not prestigious)91.0313.5315
chaotic (not orderly)90.44412.9407
drop out (not valedictorian)90.41319.096
incompetent (not competent)90.2715.6359
oblivious (not alert)90.21318.2106
sickly (not healthy)89.8511.6362
freelance (not corporate)89.85612.933
lowbrow (not highbrow)89.7317.3374
night owl (not morning lark)89.53411.1288
focused on the present (not focused on the future)89.3217.4403
goof-off (not studious)89.33317.8118
low-tech (not high-tech)89.2914.0347
backdoor (not official)89.02113.3339
folksy (not presidential)89.0513.046
slacker (not workaholic)88.81522.690
impulsive (not cautious)88.77417.0439
first-mate (not captain)88.42515.6353
loose (not tight)88.41215.840
helpless (not resourceful)88.3215.974
relaxed (not tense)88.1816.3417
🧢 (not 🎩)88.12822.0103
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)87.94016.5102
scandalous (not proper)87.95714.8312
rough (not smooth)87.81716.5333
slugabed (not go-getter)87.7418.094
🐒 (not 🐩)87.71315.484
slow-talking (not fast-talking)87.1710.930
foolish (not wise)86.82517.9406
vague (not precise)86.3215.7265
low self esteem (not narcissistic)86.32115.928
poor (not rich)85.92816.0320
masculine (not feminine)85.920416.0428
barbaric (not civilized)85.52316.4403
lewd (not tasteful)85.22817.9410
instinctual (not reasoned)85.24818.0378
outlaw (not sheriff)84.811013.4375
gendered (not androgynous)84.824024.1128
ludicrous (not sensible)84.75020.3360
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.54617.075
depressed (not bright)84.21716.6368
nonpolitical (not political)84.01322.1374
unassuming (not pretentious)84.01623.0115
juvenile (not mature)83.67522.993
whimsical (not rational)83.67418.8385
child free (not pronatalist)83.45923.0294
scrub (not legit)83.41621.7151
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.421718.232
dunce (not genius)83.32322.8450
ignorant (not knowledgeable)83.13823.230
melee (not ranged)83.01319.824
low IQ (not high IQ)82.81423.6327
indiscreet (not tactful)82.41322.084
lost (not enlightened)82.14920.852
🤠 (not 🤑)82.17820.299
loud (not quiet)82.020522.7395
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.91725.436
emotional (not logical)81.812019.8419
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.84328.8317
repetitive (not varied)81.72921.6146
provincial (not cosmopolitan)81.63224.5320
heathen (not devout)81.44921.6363
🐷 (not 🐮)81.23124.4157
luddite (not technophile)81.13018.8327
playful (not serious)80.910419.4383
unprepared (not hoarder)80.91525.9286
💩 (not 🌟)80.86221.0107
unobservant (not perceptive)80.71826.331
simple (not complicated)80.51826.7365
spelunker (not claustrophobic)80.55218.336
accepting (not judgemental)80.49523.8233
💪 (not 🧠)80.26824.9137
orange (not purple)80.14722.0332
awkward (not charming)80.16321.4419
cannibal (not vegan)80.012720.340
awkward (not suspicious)79.95621.9394
mischievous (not well behaved)79.829721.6418
passive (not assertive)79.82822.4317
physical (not intellectual)79.68823.7375
beta (not alpha)79.59824.8319
deranged (not reasonable)79.511522.0116
extreme (not moderate)79.430826.3324
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)79.314920.3125
🥴 (not 🥳)79.26530.3100
gregarious (not private)79.19622.9372
experimental (not reliable)79.112325.726
🙃 (not 🥰)78.910525.4187
debased (not pure)78.817124.4370
ugly (not beautiful)78.53927.290
🐐 (not 🦒)78.44326.6177
traumatized (not flourishing)78.418022.226
submissive (not dominant)78.29120.0382
meek (not bossy)78.16818.7361
codependent (not independent)78.18728.7376
unlucky (not fortunate)78.09721.8414
💔 (not 💝)77.910425.2175
blacksmith (not tailor)77.710023.322
straight (not queer)77.745424.3144
Russian (not French)77.54928.044
basic (not hipster)76.817924.4378
📉 (not 📈)76.8930.2105
chill (not offended)76.68727.635
🤣 (not 😊)76.58825.5123
unambiguous (not mysterious)76.411629.2399
intimate (not formal)76.310922.5150
animalistic (not human)76.24524.7330
edgy (not politically correct)76.124119.7370
dorky (not cool)76.114525.398
lighthearted (not intense)76.16929.325
moist (not dry)75.95829.025
poisonous (not nurturing)75.618821.6112
geriatric (not vibrant)75.63824.229
😬 (not 😏)75.47029.6107
trash (not treasure)75.37527.2134
miserable (not joyful)75.323625.5112
open (not guarded)75.26225.7355
bold (not serious)75.122019.5376
uninspiring (not charismatic)75.13827.1334
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.011726.4119
good-humored (not angry)74.726222.0323
moody (not stable)74.735125.8385
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.714329.3334
crazy (not sane)74.522624.685
🤡 (not 👽)74.58030.1100
sleepy (not frenzied)74.41233.837
weird (not normal)74.330623.9401
sexist (not feminist)74.216324.0124
remote (not involved)74.12424.4347
apathetic (not curious)74.02528.3381
forgiving (not vengeful)73.921924.1355
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.825332.1398
not introspective (not introspective)73.86430.7149
sad (not happy)73.722122.4368
💃 (not 🧕)73.734827.7197
quitter (not persistent)73.5430.495
hedonist (not monastic)73.413529.670
artistic (not scientific)73.021219.1323
wild (not tame)73.039326.6289
mundane (not extraordinary)72.87028.3328
apprentice (not master)72.812929.1142
wavering (not resolute)72.62727.890
soft (not hard)72.420326.475
irrelevant (not important)72.42127.5206
flimsy (not sturdy)72.49729.229
rude (not respectful)72.321324.0372
salacious (not wholesome)72.324326.399
open-book (not secretive)72.312426.632
loyal (not traitorous)71.971325.5388
vulnerable (not armoured)71.913426.5326
😜 (not 🤐)71.725330.4112
resigned (not resistant)71.61629.2313
circular (not linear)71.69431.626
chatty (not reserved)71.335925.6379
🤔 (not 🤫)71.315632.275
crafty (not scholarly)71.238422.0348
kind (not cruel)71.158321.5333
gloomy (not sunny)71.032723.142
lustful (not chaste)70.933828.9373
soft (not hard)70.823727.1339
generalist (not specialist)70.53232.355
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)70.321127.7135
cooperative (not competitive)70.318127.6372
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.124932.1383
noob (not pro)69.810234.798
warm (not cold)69.737623.0319
😎 (not 🧐)69.531931.8101
tiresome (not interesting)69.28026.8339
western (not eastern)69.222333.8154
dispassionate (not romantic)68.811830.140
insulting (not complimentary)68.529925.974
sorrowful (not cheery)68.439227.2449
funny (not humorless)68.241126.7359
astonishing (not methodical)67.716528.6316
flexible (not rigid)67.718332.3305
outsider (not insider)67.529730.9239
gossiping (not confidential)67.524127.9351
trusting (not charming)67.416025.5315
subjective (not objective)67.312830.340
playful (not shy)67.261425.7353
straightforward (not cryptic)67.149532.3381
trusting (not suspicious)67.025629.5369
literary (not mathematical)67.037422.3322
anarchist (not statist)66.925929.9130
democratic (not authoritarian)66.834427.6285
trolling (not triggered)66.814630.735
aloof (not obsessed)66.74333.5352
genuine (not sarcastic)66.736529.5335
pacifist (not ferocious)66.521827.9372
brave (not careful)66.350822.8383
🐴 (not 🦄)66.336334.6110
🐿 (not 🦇)66.338734.186
bold (not shy)66.290426.4390
demure (not vain)66.127229.1302
shallow (not deep)66.020430.2135
unfixable (not fixable)66.021732.425
punk rock (not preppy)65.932232.927
old (not young)65.832816.4379
zany (not regular)65.745129.392
humble (not arrogant)65.430828.7408
enslaved (not emancipated)65.210132.1345
abstract (not concrete)64.725131.487
off-key (not musical)64.534032.629
compersive (not jealous)64.032727.1231
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.927134.697
poetic (not factual)63.927027.439
insecure (not confident)63.818930.0356
real (not philosophical)63.755131.7258
atheist (not theist)63.747231.456
gatherer (not hunter)63.340231.133
rebellious (not obedient)63.260629.8340
🥾 (not 👟)63.137738.1112
impartial (not biased)62.86132.5305
unorthodox (not traditional)62.750135.077
extrovert (not introvert)62.655929.9358
efficient (not overprepared)62.563831.232
autistic (not neurotypical)62.47731.1378
feisty (not gracious)62.371828.2286
jock (not nerd)62.237726.5389
pack rat (not minimalist)62.229934.686
deviant (not average)62.157231.0264
sheeple (not conspiracist)61.912231.5227
sporty (not bookish)61.835625.6315
macho (not metrosexual)61.731727.336
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.519734.5375
street-smart (not sheltered)61.365530.0300
overspender (not penny-pincher)61.335635.5165
selfish (not altruistic)61.242928.9310
imaginative (not practical)61.131230.7294
whippersnapper (not sage)60.838933.428
impatient (not patient)60.265232.7121
calm (not anxious)59.935031.8365
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.977332.7293
utilitarian (not decorative)59.565633.551
😭 (not 😀)59.443533.2112
🏌 (not 🤺)59.415732.777
tall (not short)59.159424.0327
skeptical (not spiritual)58.881028.7371
mild (not spicy)58.533530.9324
conventional (not creative)58.043131.1396
sweet (not bitter)58.053027.5346
expressive (not stoic)57.963133.1382
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.984732.595
explorer (not builder)57.850329.8294
family-first (not work-first)57.654926.1264
open-minded (not close-minded)57.467431.9344
creepy (not disarming)57.425931.0131
👻 (not 🤖)57.450433.693
puny (not mighty)57.325828.1372
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)57.339934.6331
nihilist (not existentialist)56.827932.351
transient (not permanent)56.735333.5112
soulless (not soulful)56.626329.865
empirical (not theoretical)56.558331.9276
chortling (not giggling)56.373240.323
warm (not quarrelsome)56.248030.0386
hesitant (not decisive)55.928131.4324
literal (not metaphorical)55.975534.0322
arcane (not mainstream)55.961932.5321
conservative (not liberal)55.836632.391
Italian (not Swedish)55.859834.435
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.754133.129
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)55.631628.178
flamboyant (not modest)55.452631.1373
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.422731.3209
communal (not individualist)55.437533.169
equitable (not hypocritical)55.361729.688
🐀 (not 🐘)55.150939.0167
innocent (not worldly)55.031931.0390
rural (not urban)54.531835.8169
heroic (not villainous)54.391420.3355
monochrome (not multicolored)54.357436.657
libertarian (not socialist)54.269931.9307
demonic (not angelic)54.249225.4365
oppressed (not privileged)53.938930.228
social (not reclusive)53.767830.7163
😈 (not 😇)53.756729.6116
egalitarian (not racist)53.4106029.0110
avant-garde (not classical)53.248529.556
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.061732.4327
subdued (not exuberant)53.045337.823
lavish (not frugal)52.855233.8362
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.866633.5118
mad (not glad)52.373729.296
Greek (not Roman)52.255030.426
roundabout (not direct)52.132636.1320
punchable (not loveable)51.846527.921
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.771331.6319
realist (not idealist)51.667135.782
industrial (not domestic)51.570031.749
believable (not poorly-written)51.4124335.832
consistent (not variable)51.482136.730
honorable (not cunning)51.176829.1377
historical (not modern)50.257930.4202
vanilla (not kinky)50.365130.5349
English (not German)50.6116738.032

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Homer Simpson (0.812)
  2. Jake Harper (0.808)
  3. Ed (0.798)
  4. Kevin Malone (0.795)
  5. Meredith Palmer (0.73)
  1. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (-0.719)
  2. Lady Jessica (-0.714)
  3. Hermione Granger (-0.706)
  4. Lisa Simpson (-0.701)
  5. M (-0.701)

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: ENTP (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.59)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.42)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.41)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.41)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.23)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.19)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.18)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.11)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.04)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.0)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.13)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.24)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.24)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.24)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.27)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.28)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.29)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.29)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.35)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.39)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.44)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.56)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.61)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.7)


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