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Barney Gumble Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
scruffy (not manicured)96.427.7400
messy (not neat)95.637.4307
indulgent (not sober)94.8614.3417
disorganized (not self-disciplined)94.5811.7372
slothful (not active)94.4110.8382
slovenly (not stylish)93.9111.5391
underachiever (not overachiever)93.2211.454
thick (not thin)92.8312.0288
stinky (not fresh)92.6512.6186
self-destructive (not self-improving)92.6711.737
lazy (not diligent)92.2212.5442
slow (not fast)92.229.6374
rugged (not refined)92.11012.9424
leisurely (not hurried)92.0514.5358
🛌 (not 🧗)92.01015.9227
desperate (not high standards)92.0810.363
repulsive (not attractive)91.9811.8437
clumsy (not coordinated)91.91011.9418
unambitious (not driven)91.7116.3369
unpolished (not eloquent)91.7816.6311
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)91.11618.7377
lenient (not strict)91.11112.3445
disreputable (not prestigious)91.1313.2326
plays hard (not works hard)91.01014.8430
chaotic (not orderly)90.65312.6410
incompetent (not competent)90.1716.3378
goof-off (not studious)90.13418.3142
side character (not main character)90.03314.841
oblivious (not alert)89.91317.9123
lowbrow (not highbrow)89.8317.2376
sickly (not healthy)89.6511.6379
low-tech (not high-tech)89.6713.8361
focused on the present (not focused on the future)89.1417.8403
backdoor (not official)88.92213.4348
slacker (not workaholic)88.81922.6105
night owl (not morning lark)88.65412.6298
impulsive (not cautious)88.59217.1449
drop out (not valedictorian)88.52920.7111
first-mate (not captain)88.42715.7358
🧢 (not 🎩)88.42921.1112
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)88.05516.2116
folksy (not presidential)88.01213.865
🐒 (not 🐩)87.81515.9111
slugabed (not go-getter)87.7219.8109
relaxed (not tense)87.61517.1426
random (not pointed)87.52420.242
scandalous (not proper)87.48716.2325
slow-talking (not fast-talking)87.4810.148
helpless (not resourceful)87.3316.3100
rough (not smooth)86.93217.8351
tardy (not on-time)86.93418.562
rustic (not cultured)86.91220.141
foolish (not wise)86.73218.4419
everyman (not chosen one)86.7816.535
poor (not rich)86.34015.9333
unmotivated (not motivated)86.1723.247
masculine (not feminine)86.029016.1447
vague (not precise)85.9216.0278
loose (not tight)85.82820.460
interrupting (not attentive)85.87819.852
cheesy (not chic)85.83914.934
muddy (not washed)85.72518.337
instinctual (not reasoned)85.56617.8382
juvenile (not mature)85.57420.2109
freelance (not corporate)85.515917.760
barbaric (not civilized)85.43116.7404
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.04516.491
ludicrous (not sensible)84.85420.2365
outlaw (not sheriff)84.816713.9385
lewd (not tasteful)84.53818.7420
depressed (not bright)84.43516.6387
stuttering (not rhythmic)83.71424.958
unobservant (not perceptive)83.71321.453
dunce (not genius)83.62722.7460
child free (not pronatalist)83.67323.1303
whimsical (not rational)83.58919.1417
nonpolitical (not political)83.41822.6374
indiscreet (not tactful)83.21821.099
always down (not picky)83.11021.034
low IQ (not high IQ)83.01923.2345
unassuming (not pretentious)82.92824.3128
scrub (not legit)82.62222.8165
gendered (not androgynous)82.245726.7142
low self esteem (not narcissistic)82.24619.445
loud (not quiet)82.128222.3402
🤠 (not 🤑)82.011620.6113
🐷 (not 🐮)82.03723.4171
ignorant (not knowledgeable)82.05224.851
emotional (not logical)81.916319.8428
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.86228.4316
heathen (not devout)81.65821.6360
repetitive (not varied)81.42921.5155
experimental (not reliable)81.412123.339
lost (not enlightened)81.27122.675
playful (not serious)81.116119.3396
vintage (not trendy)80.929421.351
provincial (not cosmopolitan)80.84325.2333
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)80.738120.446
orange (not purple)80.75321.3341
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)80.419919.8143
cannibal (not vegan)80.415818.457
luddite (not technophile)80.43419.5339
deranged (not reasonable)80.415321.4127
awkward (not charming)80.38121.7436
beta (not alpha)80.212624.4334
unprepared (not hoarder)80.22126.8298
💪 (not 🧠)80.19924.1155
passive (not assertive)80.03822.4324
ugly (not beautiful)79.93926.9110
bored (not interested)79.91222.550
simple (not complicated)79.82527.2377
physical (not intellectual)79.812123.3393
accepting (not judgemental)79.816723.7248
gregarious (not private)79.711322.9373
mischievous (not well behaved)79.642621.9434
awkward (not suspicious)79.38422.7397
one-faced (not two-faced)79.337226.572
extreme (not moderate)79.243226.3336
💔 (not 💝)79.212224.6189
ADHD (not OCD)78.713824.652
meek (not bossy)78.68618.6387
unchallenging (not demanding)78.63325.161
codependent (not independent)78.411028.4385
debased (not pure)78.323224.8382
🙃 (not 🥰)78.217526.2194
rock (not rap)78.240023.830
unlucky (not fortunate)78.212621.7424
🥴 (not 🥳)78.210630.8116
frank (not sugarcoated)78.245625.540
perverted (not clean)78.114823.259
submissive (not dominant)78.014020.4378
trash (not treasure)77.78425.8155
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)77.69224.549
spelunker (not claustrophobic)77.610222.254
doer (not thinker)77.626326.668
🐐 (not 🦒)77.57827.2190
chill (not offended)77.59724.754
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)77.237923.339
animalistic (not human)76.75824.7344
💩 (not 🌟)76.612126.6131
🤡 (not 👽)76.59028.8108
miserable (not joyful)76.328925.0130
📉 (not 📈)76.31730.6121
unambiguous (not mysterious)76.217128.9413
intimate (not formal)76.216423.3169
🤣 (not 😊)76.212825.7139
traumatized (not flourishing)76.236723.344
edgy (not politically correct)76.032620.0380
moist (not dry)76.09224.742
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.914926.8136
summer (not winter)75.831620.840
neutral (not opinionated)75.61428.560
moody (not stable)75.549825.5400
uninspiring (not charismatic)75.54127.2349
Russian (not French)75.38929.055
open-book (not secretive)75.312723.452
weird (not normal)75.239323.4401
basic (not hipster)75.228025.9387
circular (not linear)75.25728.943
straight (not queer)75.266226.7161
bold (not serious)75.131619.6374
bad-cook (not good-cook)75.018327.960
crazy (not sane)74.931325.4100
remote (not involved)74.62624.1356
dorky (not cool)74.622525.8122
long-winded (not concise)74.410328.637
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.423129.4335
melee (not ranged)74.35028.345
thrifty (not extravagant)74.217526.538
wild (not tame)74.256226.2307
😬 (not 😏)74.111931.1127
transparent (not machiavellian)74.115229.243
apathetic (not curious)74.13428.0389
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.037532.0403
good-humored (not angry)74.042622.6339
lighthearted (not intense)74.013528.743
punk rock (not preppy)74.032430.146
salacious (not wholesome)73.928725.6118
💃 (not 🧕)73.953328.1197
sleepy (not frenzied)73.91933.346
chivalrous (not businesslike)73.921021.050
poisonous (not nurturing)73.830323.4115
irrelevant (not important)73.82626.3223
sexist (not feminist)73.822124.8133
reactive (not proactive)73.713232.626
forgiving (not vengeful)73.735824.3364
open (not guarded)73.711026.8364
wavering (not resolute)73.63327.4107
sad (not happy)73.535722.9375
natural-talent (not hard-work)73.58620.851
freak (not normie)73.433827.661
mundane (not extraordinary)73.28928.1342
weakass (not badass)73.112026.452
gullible (not cynical)73.016930.935
unfixable (not fixable)72.918029.242
twitchy (not still)72.841928.255
geriatric (not vibrant)72.86627.251
artistic (not scientific)72.635719.8335
apprentice (not master)72.618929.7154
not introspective (not introspective)72.49631.3164
fantastical (not realistic)72.429029.259
vulnerable (not armoured)72.218826.2334
monotone (not expressive)72.215235.538
hedonist (not monastic)72.121930.481
🤔 (not 🤫)72.019130.890
loyal (not traitorous)71.9108825.9394
resigned (not resistant)71.71629.0320
rude (not respectful)71.529824.6385
quitter (not persistent)71.5431.4117
chatty (not reserved)71.150025.7390
crafty (not scholarly)71.152422.0347
blacksmith (not tailor)71.125828.736
head@clouds (not down2earth)71.034632.1389
gloomy (not sunny)71.049723.059
kind (not cruel)70.891621.7357
😜 (not 🤐)70.840731.1131
exaggerating (not factual)70.846227.349
lustful (not chaste)70.745629.1371
noob (not pro)70.510933.3113
oxymoron (not tautology)70.58628.923
soft (not hard)70.437427.1350
soft (not hard)70.437526.986
cooperative (not competitive)70.326227.8374
western (not eastern)70.236633.0168
naive (not paranoid)70.017130.837
comedic (not dramatic)69.219026.762
warm (not cold)69.059724.0334
dog person (not cat person)68.939531.638
dispassionate (not romantic)68.918331.160
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)68.836028.2151
💀 (not 🎃)68.744532.255
sorrowful (not cheery)68.460927.0457
tiresome (not interesting)68.310727.3346
🐿 (not 🦇)68.354733.6102
receiving (not giving)68.037030.430
aloof (not obsessed)67.84533.2370
flexible (not rigid)67.828131.8313
off-key (not musical)67.736931.744
trusting (not charming)67.622325.6320
ironic (not profound)67.528629.351
literary (not mathematical)67.454722.7325
funny (not humorless)67.464527.3372
playful (not shy)67.190425.9368
astonishing (not methodical)67.126929.1331
generalist (not specialist)67.08232.876
lover (not fighter)67.047923.943
straightforward (not cryptic)66.972932.3382
🐴 (not 🦄)66.957434.6135
insulting (not complimentary)66.844626.495
😎 (not 🧐)66.758833.2125
gatherer (not hunter)66.746628.739
gossiping (not confidential)66.634228.5352
trusting (not suspicious)66.538530.4379
outsider (not insider)66.543431.1249
pacifist (not ferocious)66.334728.1378
democratic (not authoritarian)66.352128.2308
anarchist (not statist)66.243030.0136
bold (not shy)66.1133726.7406
atheist (not theist)66.163431.768
zany (not regular)66.062729.1111
old (not young)65.946716.8395
shallow (not deep)65.926730.3157
demure (not vain)65.740829.4320
common sense (not analysis)65.717632.334
brave (not careful)65.679023.4392
prudish (not flirtatious)65.537631.443
genuine (not sarcastic)65.160930.8359
humble (not arrogant)65.049928.8410
unorthodox (not traditional)65.068934.089
often crying (not never cries)65.042527.655
🥾 (not 👟)64.750737.5134
enslaved (not emancipated)64.515932.3339
trolling (not triggered)64.521431.763
bad boy (not white knight)64.449025.140
subjective (not objective)64.328629.149
real (not philosophical)64.177731.8268
utilitarian (not decorative)64.077031.775
compersive (not jealous)63.851527.6230
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.737733.5103
flimsy (not sturdy)63.428633.544
insecure (not confident)63.329130.2356
haunted (not blissful)63.298033.660
autistic (not neurotypical)63.012431.0380
realistic (not ambitious)63.034632.952
overspender (not penny-pincher)62.747935.3181
whippersnapper (not sage)62.647431.249
opinionated (not jealous)62.4115628.028
extrovert (not introvert)62.379430.2370
rebellious (not obedient)62.393030.1347
abstract (not concrete)62.340532.9105
epic (not deep)62.248527.753
sheeple (not conspiracist)62.116531.9242
jock (not nerd)62.055927.1396
sporty (not bookish)62.052525.8322
feisty (not gracious)62.0103728.5290
deviant (not average)62.086331.1279
impartial (not biased)61.811432.9317
pack rat (not minimalist)61.444435.2101
👻 (not 🤖)61.363232.9116
predictable (not quirky)61.349932.430
unfaithful (not devoted)61.218332.731
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.125434.6382
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.1120934.937
selfish (not altruistic)61.060828.7315
imaginative (not practical)61.047031.3302
street-smart (not sheltered)60.799130.2302
Coke (not Pepsi)60.738137.451
cocky (not timid)60.6118428.534
exhibitionist (not bashful)60.588034.456
earth (not air)60.590835.749
antagonist (not protagonist)60.532829.335
macho (not metrosexual)60.245730.249
stoic (not hypochondriac)60.084733.549
jaded (not innocent)60.0107932.546
impatient (not patient)59.797532.9135
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.6110032.3308
😭 (not 😀)59.563233.9125
skeptical (not spiritual)59.4118829.1373
tall (not short)59.090825.1398
calm (not anxious)59.051732.1375
flower child (not goth)59.0101527.536
creepy (not disarming)58.635331.1142
nihilist (not existentialist)58.629832.670
expressive (not stoic)58.594532.8384
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.5116732.0108
efficient (not overprepared)58.5118731.340
puny (not mighty)58.434728.3384
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.454734.3340
punchable (not loveable)58.451228.847
princess (not queen)58.451630.843
conventional (not creative)58.364331.1413
conservative (not liberal)58.346831.993
empirical (not theoretical)58.072531.5283
family-first (not work-first)58.084326.0280
oppressed (not privileged)58.048931.141
love-focused (not money-focused)58.0118729.033
mild (not spicy)57.752330.7335
explorer (not builder)57.781629.9301
transient (not permanent)57.748733.0122
sweet (not bitter)57.683127.9346
🏌 (not 🤺)57.526732.884
poetic (not factual)57.560029.761
soulless (not soulful)57.436130.684
stingy (not generous)57.356227.052
indie (not pop)57.3108531.037
non-gamer (not gamer)57.1104936.345
flamboyant (not modest)56.973630.9390
hesitant (not decisive)56.640231.4320
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.344527.390
🥶 (not 🥵)56.060236.152
literal (not metaphorical)55.8110933.9328
radical (not centrist)55.889130.141
open-minded (not close-minded)55.7108431.9350
monochrome (not multicolored)55.780935.664
accommodating (not stubborn)55.736133.864
touchy-feely (not distant)55.770733.038
warm (not quarrelsome)55.676330.0390
libertarian (not socialist)55.585431.9316
poorly-written (not believable)55.45234.552
arcane (not mainstream)55.197932.3335
water (not fire)55.063334.752
fearmongering (not reassuring)55.065933.934
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.838731.4218
demonic (not angelic)54.772025.1382
😈 (not 😇)54.683028.9122
🐀 (not 🐘)54.580439.3182
heroic (not villainous)54.2141120.4352
rural (not urban)54.247535.7175
🏀 (not 🎨)54.169036.551
mad (not glad)54.0101729.7115
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.083834.746
envious (not prideful)54.024530.243
domestic (not industrial)53.879830.868
innocent (not worldly)53.750631.5400
Swedish (not Italian)53.780334.145
consistent (not variable)53.6114337.941
wooden (not plastic)53.5140636.739
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.489532.5334
social (not reclusive)53.2101530.2182
egalitarian (not racist)53.0163429.3128
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.8101132.7132
entitled (not grateful)52.891433.144
Roman (not Greek)52.694834.244
exuberant (not subdued)52.6113237.038
avant-garde (not classical)52.374630.468
emotional (not unemotional)52.3141935.541
communal (not individualist)52.267433.777
chortling (not giggling)52.2126037.639
equitable (not hypocritical)52.1105130.1106
roundabout (not direct)52.047936.0328
German (not English)52.019737.854
lavish (not frugal)51.981733.8367
realist (not idealist)51.7100436.086
psychopath (not empath)51.670229.954
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.3106131.7323
contrarian (not yes-man)51.1129035.235
modern (not historical)51.0111830.7217
pensive (not serene)50.2171134.545
asexual (not sexual)50.361835.449
honorable (not cunning)50.4121529.1388
vanilla (not kinky)50.599830.5338

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 (0.794)
  2. Ed (0.79)
  3. Homer Simpson (0.786)
  4. Kevin Malone (0.783)
  5. Meredith Palmer (0.721)
  6. Tommy (0.714)
  7. Nick Miller (0.686)
  8. Bob Pinciotti (0.681)
  9. Philip J. Fry (0.671)
  10. Kermit (0.671)
  1. Camille Saroyan (-0.731)
  2. Lady Jessica (-0.708)
  3. Erin Reagan (-0.7)
  4. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (-0.696)
  5. Hermione Granger (-0.686)
  6. Alicia Florrick (-0.684)
  7. Jessica Pearson (-0.684)
  8. Lisa Simpson (-0.681)
  9. Taylor McKessie (-0.679)
  10. Monica Hall (-0.679)

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 Barney Gumble to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Barney Gumble is described identify as.

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


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