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Barney Gumble Descriptive 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. 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
scruffy (not manicured)96.427.7399
messy (not neat)95.627.4306
indulgent (not sober)94.8514.4415
disorganized (not self-disciplined)94.5811.7372
slothful (not active)94.4110.8382
slovenly (not stylish)93.9111.5389
underachiever (not overachiever)93.1211.553
thick (not thin)92.8212.0287
stinky (not fresh)92.7612.7184
rugged (not refined)92.31012.7421
self-destructive (not self-improving)92.31112.333
lazy (not diligent)92.2212.5442
slow (not fast)92.119.6371
leisurely (not hurried)92.0314.5358
🛌 (not 🧗)92.0816.0225
desperate (not high standards)92.0710.462
repulsive (not attractive)91.9911.8437
clumsy (not coordinated)91.9912.0417
unambitious (not driven)91.7116.3367
unpolished (not eloquent)91.7716.7310
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)91.11518.7376
lenient (not strict)91.11212.3445
disreputable (not prestigious)91.1313.2323
plays hard (not works hard)91.01114.7428
chaotic (not orderly)90.65312.6410
unmotivated (not motivated)90.3320.335
goof-off (not studious)90.13518.3142
incompetent (not competent)90.0816.3376
oblivious (not alert)90.01317.9122
lowbrow (not highbrow)89.8417.2376
sickly (not healthy)89.6611.6378
low-tech (not high-tech)89.6613.9359
drop out (not valedictorian)89.31919.2110
focused on the present (not focused on the future)89.1317.8403
backdoor (not official)89.02613.4347
🧢 (not 🎩)88.92220.5111
slacker (not workaholic)88.82022.7104
night owl (not morning lark)88.65712.6298
impulsive (not cautious)88.59517.1449
first-mate (not captain)88.43015.7357
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)88.05316.2116
folksy (not presidential)87.81313.864
relaxed (not tense)87.71117.1422
slugabed (not go-getter)87.7219.9108
slow-talking (not fast-talking)87.6710.247
helpless (not resourceful)87.6316.195
🐒 (not 🐩)87.51816.0108
random (not pointed)87.52520.242
scandalous (not proper)87.48416.2324
tardy (not on-time)87.03618.761
rough (not smooth)86.93017.8351
cheesy (not chic)86.92711.925
foolish (not wise)86.72918.4418
poor (not rich)86.33915.9332
masculine (not feminine)86.127816.2444
vague (not precise)86.0216.0276
freelance (not corporate)85.814117.858
loose (not tight)85.72720.858
everyman (not chosen one)85.61217.130
instinctual (not reasoned)85.57017.8382
juvenile (not mature)85.57620.3108
interrupting (not attentive)85.58419.951
barbaric (not civilized)85.33016.7402
rustic (not cultured)85.01922.230
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.94716.490
ludicrous (not sensible)84.85820.2365
unobservant (not perceptive)84.8821.348
lewd (not tasteful)84.73318.2419
outlaw (not sheriff)84.717013.9382
muddy (not washed)84.53118.933
depressed (not bright)84.33416.6386
dunce (not genius)83.62522.7460
stuttering (not rhythmic)83.61225.157
nonpolitical (not political)83.41922.7373
child free (not pronatalist)83.47723.1300
whimsical (not rational)83.39419.2410
low IQ (not high IQ)83.01923.3344
indiscreet (not tactful)83.01821.297
always down (not picky)82.91121.728
unassuming (not pretentious)82.92424.3128
scrub (not legit)82.61922.8165
🐷 (not 🐮)82.23223.1169
low self esteem (not narcissistic)82.24319.445
loud (not quiet)82.128122.3402
gendered (not androgynous)82.144226.9139
emotional (not logical)82.016019.8427
🤠 (not 🤑)82.011520.7111
ignorant (not knowledgeable)81.95025.050
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.95928.4314
lost (not enlightened)81.96222.272
heathen (not devout)81.65721.6359
experimental (not reliable)81.411523.339
reactive (not proactive)81.22425.714
repetitive (not varied)81.22921.6152
playful (not serious)81.015819.3395
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)80.937220.344
vintage (not trendy)80.928521.351
provincial (not cosmopolitan)80.74225.3331
orange (not purple)80.75021.3341
cannibal (not vegan)80.614818.755
deranged (not reasonable)80.414921.4127
💪 (not 🧠)80.49324.1153
luddite (not technophile)80.32819.5337
awkward (not charming)80.28421.7434
beta (not alpha)80.212624.4334
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)80.219820.0139
unprepared (not hoarder)80.22426.8297
passive (not assertive)80.13522.4320
accepting (not judgemental)80.115623.7244
thrifty (not extravagant)79.96022.333
simple (not complicated)79.92527.2373
bored (not interested)79.91322.550
physical (not intellectual)79.811923.4390
gregarious (not private)79.711022.9373
mischievous (not well behaved)79.641421.9433
extreme (not moderate)79.442026.0334
awkward (not suspicious)79.38022.7397
ugly (not beautiful)79.24327.2106
💔 (not 💝)79.212624.6189
one-faced (not two-faced)79.137526.671
unchallenging (not demanding)78.73225.659
meek (not bossy)78.68218.6386
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.68521.050
perverted (not clean)78.514123.158
debased (not pure)78.323124.8382
codependent (not independent)78.311128.5383
submissive (not dominant)78.213820.1377
🙃 (not 🥰)78.216226.2194
ADHD (not OCD)78.214424.651
unlucky (not fortunate)78.211621.7422
🥴 (not 🥳)78.210030.8116
🐐 (not 🦒)78.26426.4186
frank (not sugarcoated)78.044124.527
trash (not treasure)77.78125.8155
long-winded (not concise)77.66126.327
chill (not offended)77.59824.754
rock (not rap)77.344525.326
doer (not thinker)77.227427.065
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)77.19625.146
💩 (not 🌟)76.611926.7130
animalistic (not human)76.65824.8341
🤡 (not 👽)76.58728.8108
unambiguous (not mysterious)76.417128.8410
miserable (not joyful)76.227925.1129
intimate (not formal)76.215323.3169
🤣 (not 😊)76.212125.7139
📉 (not 📈)76.11830.6120
summer (not winter)76.030122.134
edgy (not politically correct)75.932220.0379
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.914526.8136
traumatized (not flourishing)75.737924.041
moist (not dry)75.79025.041
moody (not stable)75.648825.3399
neutral (not opinionated)75.61628.560
uninspiring (not charismatic)75.53827.2348
weird (not normal)75.238923.4400
basic (not hipster)75.227625.9386
Russian (not French)75.28829.052
lighthearted (not intense)75.211328.341
straight (not queer)75.264526.7161
bold (not serious)75.131419.6373
dorky (not cool)75.021325.5121
bad-cook (not good-cook)75.018527.960
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)74.946325.530
crazy (not sane)74.931425.4100
😬 (not 😏)74.811130.3123
circular (not linear)74.76229.142
remote (not involved)74.62424.2354
open-book (not secretive)74.612924.347
wild (not tame)74.553725.9304
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.421929.5334
chivalrous (not businesslike)74.419821.647
apathetic (not curious)74.23328.0387
good-humored (not angry)74.142122.5337
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.937132.0401
salacious (not wholesome)73.928025.8116
💃 (not 🧕)73.952028.1197
sleepy (not frenzied)73.81734.044
irrelevant (not important)73.82426.3223
sexist (not feminist)73.821824.8133
forgiving (not vengeful)73.733924.4362
open (not guarded)73.710526.9363
wavering (not resolute)73.63227.4107
dog person (not cat person)73.626027.829
sad (not happy)73.534422.9374
poisonous (not nurturing)73.529923.5113
fantastical (not realistic)73.526328.954
twitchy (not still)73.537427.852
apprentice (not master)73.417029.1152
melee (not ranged)73.45927.336
monotone (not expressive)73.413134.431
punk rock (not preppy)73.333330.544
mundane (not extraordinary)73.28228.1342
freak (not normie)72.834227.859
not introspective (not introspective)72.88431.0163
geriatric (not vibrant)72.86827.251
artistic (not scientific)72.634919.8334
weakass (not badass)72.612926.949
natural-talent (not hard-work)72.610321.048
🤔 (not 🤫)72.416530.888
vulnerable (not armoured)72.218526.2334
hedonist (not monastic)72.120730.481
gloomy (not sunny)72.143721.858
loyal (not traitorous)72.0104525.8393
quitter (not persistent)71.9531.2116
transparent (not machiavellian)71.819731.535
resigned (not resistant)71.61529.1317
rude (not respectful)71.529024.5384
😜 (not 🤐)71.339230.8126
chatty (not reserved)71.049125.7387
crafty (not scholarly)71.052222.0346
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.934332.2386
lustful (not chaste)70.844029.1370
kind (not cruel)70.888321.7355
dispassionate (not romantic)70.715030.158
naive (not paranoid)70.715130.831
noob (not pro)70.610733.1107
exaggerating (not factual)70.545927.847
soft (not hard)70.436326.986
cooperative (not competitive)70.324627.8374
soft (not hard)70.336127.2348
unfixable (not fixable)70.222329.937
blacksmith (not tailor)70.227529.134
western (not eastern)69.933833.1166
oxymoron (not tautology)69.711430.517
ironic (not profound)69.422328.549
warm (not cold)69.257623.9332
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.135227.7149
comedic (not dramatic)69.018326.458
gullible (not cynical)69.023332.427
sorrowful (not cheery)68.458427.0457
🐿 (not 🦇)68.452833.7101
tiresome (not interesting)68.310727.3346
💀 (not 🎃)68.246232.251
not genocidal (not genocidal)67.993632.925
aloof (not obsessed)67.95033.1369
flexible (not rigid)67.627731.9310
trusting (not charming)67.622425.6320
literary (not mathematical)67.552322.6324
funny (not humorless)67.562827.4369
off-key (not musical)67.337732.043
astonishing (not methodical)67.225329.1329
playful (not shy)67.089025.9367
outsider (not insider)67.042030.8246
lover (not fighter)67.046223.943
receiving (not giving)67.039230.923
straightforward (not cryptic)66.969932.3382
insulting (not complimentary)66.844026.495
trusting (not suspicious)66.737030.3375
😎 (not 🧐)66.756333.2125
gatherer (not hunter)66.745828.739
trolling (not triggered)66.717330.457
gossiping (not confidential)66.633428.5352
generalist (not specialist)66.68733.174
🐴 (not 🦄)66.557534.7133
prudish (not flirtatious)66.535431.734
anarchist (not statist)66.440630.0134
pacifist (not ferocious)66.333628.1377
shallow (not deep)66.326330.2153
democratic (not authoritarian)66.151328.2305
bold (not shy)66.1130026.7405
old (not young)66.045116.8394
bad boy (not white knight)65.944625.231
demure (not vain)65.839229.4320
atheist (not theist)65.764931.767
brave (not careful)65.577123.4390
zany (not regular)65.563029.3108
genuine (not sarcastic)65.258430.7357
humble (not arrogant)65.048428.8410
🥾 (not 👟)64.748637.5134
enslaved (not emancipated)64.614832.3340
unorthodox (not traditional)64.667734.088
often crying (not never cries)64.542827.739
subjective (not objective)64.326529.149
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.335833.1102
real (not philosophical)64.175931.8268
opinionated (not jealous)64.0106427.123
compersive (not jealous)63.849027.6229
utilitarian (not decorative)63.578031.774
common sense (not analysis)63.522932.731
insecure (not confident)63.428330.2355
autistic (not neurotypical)63.012231.0380
realistic (not ambitious)63.033332.952
flimsy (not sturdy)62.928233.641
overspender (not penny-pincher)62.847535.1179
extrovert (not introvert)62.377630.2369
rebellious (not obedient)62.390730.1346
abstract (not concrete)62.340632.9105
haunted (not blissful)62.398633.858
antagonist (not protagonist)62.329728.024
jock (not nerd)62.055027.1394
sporty (not bookish)62.051525.8322
feisty (not gracious)62.0101128.4288
sheeple (not conspiracist)62.016532.0239
deviant (not average)62.083731.1276
impartial (not biased)61.910932.8314
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.125834.6380
whippersnapper (not sage)61.151132.140
selfish (not altruistic)61.059528.7315
jaded (not innocent)61.0102333.634
pack rat (not minimalist)60.944435.399
imaginative (not practical)60.845631.4300
epic (not deep)60.853227.850
street-smart (not sheltered)60.795630.2301
macho (not metrosexual)60.744130.346
👻 (not 🤖)60.564633.1112
cocky (not timid)60.5114929.228
exhibitionist (not bashful)60.188834.655
flower child (not goth)60.195328.030
😭 (not 😀)59.957133.7124
Coke (not Pepsi)59.641938.148
impatient (not patient)59.596033.2132
unfaithful (not devoted)59.519532.423
skeptical (not spiritual)59.4116429.1372
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.4108332.4306
tall (not short)59.088724.4363
calm (not anxious)59.050232.1372
expressive (not stoic)58.591732.8384
creepy (not disarming)58.534631.2141
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.5114332.0108
efficient (not overprepared)58.5116131.340
conventional (not creative)58.462631.0412
puny (not mighty)58.433428.3384
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.453734.4339
conservative (not liberal)58.445632.291
punchable (not loveable)58.449228.145
earth (not air)58.499835.846
🥶 (not 🥵)58.251635.945
empirical (not theoretical)58.169431.5282
oppressed (not privileged)58.047031.141
family-first (not work-first)57.981426.0278
🏌 (not 🤺)57.925132.880
transient (not permanent)57.846133.0119
mild (not spicy)57.751330.7335
sweet (not bitter)57.778927.9344
poetic (not factual)57.756529.153
explorer (not builder)57.679629.9299
soulless (not soulful)57.635630.581
stoic (not hypochondriac)57.391434.736
flamboyant (not modest)56.971930.9389
stingy (not generous)56.956327.151
poorly-written (not believable)56.74434.849
love-focused (not money-focused)56.7117530.022
predictable (not quirky)56.764934.224
hesitant (not decisive)56.638931.4320
non-gamer (not gamer)56.6103636.544
princess (not queen)56.654029.231
accommodating (not stubborn)56.533433.463
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.243727.787
nihilist (not existentialist)56.038032.864
open-minded (not close-minded)55.9104231.9348
literal (not metaphorical)55.8108233.9328
monochrome (not multicolored)55.780135.664
warm (not quarrelsome)55.673430.0390
libertarian (not socialist)55.484231.9315
arcane (not mainstream)55.195032.3333
indie (not pop)55.0114532.026
touchy-feely (not distant)54.971233.834
demonic (not angelic)54.869825.2380
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.838031.4217
😈 (not 😇)54.681029.1121
wooden (not plastic)54.4133036.838
heroic (not villainous)54.3136820.4351
rural (not urban)54.345735.8174
🐀 (not 🐘)54.279539.3181
water (not fire)54.263434.751
mad (not glad)54.199629.6113
🏀 (not 🎨)54.166736.551
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.067633.422
envious (not prideful)53.923430.542
domestic (not industrial)53.877830.868
innocent (not worldly)53.748631.5399
Swedish (not Italian)53.778534.145
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.488232.5334
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.297232.9129
social (not reclusive)53.298530.2182
egalitarian (not racist)53.2158128.9125
chortling (not giggling)52.9120637.838
entitled (not grateful)52.889633.144
avant-garde (not classical)52.671530.567
radical (not centrist)52.6100730.529
consistent (not variable)52.5116838.539
communal (not individualist)52.464433.775
Greek (not Roman)52.474532.639
equitable (not hypocritical)52.1101430.2104
roundabout (not direct)52.046836.0328
German (not English)52.019837.854
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)52.090934.943
lavish (not frugal)51.981733.8367
realist (not idealist)51.898036.285
pensive (not serene)51.4162134.042
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.1104831.7320
vanilla (not kinky)50.297230.4336
subdued (not exuberant)50.875536.536
historical (not modern)50.384530.6215
asexual (not sexual)50.359435.449
honorable (not cunning)50.4116929.1388
psychopath (not empath)50.671029.453
contrarian (not yes-man)50.4127236.132
emotional (not unemotional)50.5141635.731

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jake Harper (0.798)
  2. Homer Simpson (0.796)
  3. Ed (0.789)
  4. Kevin Malone (0.783)
  5. Meredith Palmer (0.719)
  6. Tommy (0.712)
  7. Nick Miller (0.691)
  8. Bob Pinciotti (0.675)
  9. Philip J. Fry (0.671)
  10. Kermit (0.668)
  1. Camille Saroyan (-0.732)
  2. Lady Jessica (-0.706)
  3. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (-0.699)
  4. Erin Reagan (-0.696)
  5. Hermione Granger (-0.685)
  6. Monica Hall (-0.684)
  7. Dr. Wendy Carr (-0.683)
  8. Jessica Pearson (-0.682)
  9. Lisa Simpson (-0.682)
  10. Taylor McKessie (-0.68)

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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