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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)96.437.7403
messy (not neat)95.328.6297
underachiever (not overachiever)95.317.041
indulgent (not sober)95.1413.2410
disorganized (not self-disciplined)94.7511.4369
slothful (not active)94.4110.2382
slovenly (not stylish)93.9111.5392
self-destructive (not self-improving)93.769.622
desperate (not high standards)93.158.453
thick (not thin)92.8411.8278
rugged (not refined)92.3912.6431
slow (not fast)92.319.1384
leisurely (not hurried)92.3213.5363
unpolished (not eloquent)92.2516.1305
stinky (not fresh)92.2613.9178
lazy (not diligent)92.1312.6446
clumsy (not coordinated)92.1911.9427
🛌 (not 🧗)92.1715.8210
unambitious (not driven)91.9115.4370
repulsive (not attractive)91.81111.8442
plays hard (not works hard)91.3614.6436
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)91.31318.3381
lenient (not strict)90.91212.4434
disreputable (not prestigious)90.8613.9321
chaotic (not orderly)90.45012.9415
incompetent (not competent)90.4415.5368
oblivious (not alert)90.11118.2114
lowbrow (not highbrow)89.7417.3377
sickly (not healthy)89.7611.6367
unmotivated (not motivated)89.4223.817
focused on the present (not focused on the future)89.3117.4406
low-tech (not high-tech)89.3813.9356
night owl (not morning lark)89.34311.4291
goof-off (not studious)89.24018.7134
drop out (not valedictorian)89.12120.3107
backdoor (not official)88.92913.3346
impulsive (not cautious)88.87716.8452
random (not pointed)88.71219.229
slacker (not workaholic)88.61922.795
first-mate (not captain)88.52815.5357
🧢 (not 🎩)88.22921.9108
slugabed (not go-getter)88.1217.5101
relaxed (not tense)88.01016.4425
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)88.04716.2107
scandalous (not proper)87.96814.8316
🐒 (not 🐩)87.81415.090
rough (not smooth)87.62516.4341
helpless (not resourceful)87.6216.483
slow-talking (not fast-talking)87.4610.733
folksy (not presidential)87.41014.752
freelance (not corporate)87.29719.436
loose (not tight)87.21517.849
foolish (not wise)86.82818.1423
vague (not precise)86.3215.6272
masculine (not feminine)86.124315.9445
poor (not rich)86.13216.0326
tardy (not on-time)85.94220.051
interrupting (not attentive)85.68019.444
low self esteem (not narcissistic)85.42315.734
barbaric (not civilized)85.42616.7407
instinctual (not reasoned)85.16218.0385
ludicrous (not sensible)84.95820.2370
lewd (not tasteful)84.83718.4421
outlaw (not sheriff)84.713213.4380
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.75117.080
juvenile (not mature)84.77222.2102
muddy (not washed)84.43419.323
depressed (not bright)84.32016.6381
gendered (not androgynous)84.228024.5131
unassuming (not pretentious)84.11422.9118
nonpolitical (not political)84.01722.1381
whimsical (not rational)83.78218.7396
naive (not paranoid)83.62324.016
dunce (not genius)83.32722.8464
child free (not pronatalist)83.36123.1299
everyman (not chosen one)83.22320.518
low IQ (not high IQ)83.12023.5341
unobservant (not perceptive)83.01524.640
scrub (not legit)82.82022.2157
stuttering (not rhythmic)82.81324.740
one-faced (not two-faced)82.719823.258
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.627818.635
ignorant (not knowledgeable)82.34424.837
loud (not quiet)82.224222.6405
lost (not enlightened)82.15120.959
indiscreet (not tactful)82.11721.988
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)82.04028.7321
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.024420.412
emotional (not logical)81.913319.7424
provincial (not cosmopolitan)81.83624.3329
🤠 (not 🤑)81.89320.8104
heathen (not devout)81.45521.5367
reactive (not proactive)81.42832.08
💩 (not 🌟)81.46820.7114
repetitive (not varied)81.32821.5151
vintage (not trendy)81.322221.135
🐷 (not 🐮)81.23924.6161
playful (not serious)81.013019.3391
unprepared (not hoarder)81.01825.8290
awkward (not charming)80.56521.6435
accepting (not judgemental)80.512223.6238
spelunker (not claustrophobic)80.54718.137
luddite (not technophile)80.42819.9336
perverted (not clean)80.210621.045
simple (not complicated)80.21926.9372
💪 (not 🧠)80.27824.8139
cheesy (not chic)80.110822.214
orange (not purple)80.04722.0337
ADHD (not OCD)80.010321.740
physical (not intellectual)79.910623.5386
awkward (not suspicious)79.86522.0399
beta (not alpha)79.711524.6329
mischievous (not well behaved)79.735221.8433
experimental (not reliable)79.613224.429
passive (not assertive)79.63522.7326
always down (not picky)79.61324.721
extreme (not moderate)79.534926.2329
deranged (not reasonable)79.513922.5122
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)79.523823.818
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)79.417620.2128
gregarious (not private)79.310922.8377
🙃 (not 🥰)79.312625.2193
cannibal (not vegan)79.315819.843
🥴 (not 🥳)79.07730.1106
melee (not ranged)79.01925.527
blacksmith (not tailor)78.79723.223
debased (not pure)78.719524.5385
💔 (not 💝)78.610624.9182
meek (not bossy)78.47818.5374
frank (not sugarcoated)78.436121.117
🐐 (not 🦒)78.34626.5186
submissive (not dominant)78.311120.0387
thrifty (not extravagant)78.37820.028
codependent (not independent)78.19928.7383
unchallenging (not demanding)78.13124.947
unlucky (not fortunate)78.011322.0425
long-winded (not concise)78.05723.918
rustic (not cultured)77.78726.817
bored (not interested)77.61923.036
ugly (not beautiful)77.64627.797
straight (not queer)77.553224.4149
neutral (not opinionated)77.5627.144
rock (not rap)77.439420.618
transparent (not machiavellian)77.38031.814
Russian (not French)77.36027.446
traumatized (not flourishing)77.124622.028
chill (not offended)77.08826.240
basic (not hipster)76.820724.3380
unambiguous (not mysterious)76.813628.9409
doer (not thinker)76.726226.849
🤣 (not 😊)76.710125.2127
animalistic (not human)76.65024.5340
moist (not dry)76.46427.927
📉 (not 📈)76.31030.5112
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)76.110225.341
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)76.013025.9127
geriatric (not vibrant)76.03622.933
intimate (not formal)75.913723.4158
😬 (not 😏)75.88229.3110
edgy (not politically correct)75.828019.8378
trash (not treasure)75.58226.6142
uninspiring (not charismatic)75.23927.3340
poisonous (not nurturing)75.223021.5115
miserable (not joyful)75.128425.7119
open (not guarded)75.07825.9361
🤡 (not 👽)75.08529.9103
bold (not serious)74.926719.6385
moody (not stable)74.842325.9392
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.817129.2339
dorky (not cool)74.719326.2109
weird (not normal)74.535223.9407
good-humored (not angry)74.532422.1338
dog person (not cat person)74.421825.519
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.329131.8412
sexist (not feminist)74.318623.8127
remote (not involved)74.22424.3353
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.118528.843
fantastical (not realistic)74.021127.835
crazy (not sane)73.928825.588
forgiving (not vengeful)73.826324.2363
sad (not happy)73.826822.5373
freak (not normie)73.827226.648
quitter (not persistent)73.8330.098
apathetic (not curious)73.73428.5391
hedonist (not monastic)73.715630.074
💃 (not 🧕)73.743727.7197
wild (not tame)73.646226.5305
summer (not winter)73.630326.325
not introspective (not introspective)73.47630.8152
flimsy (not sturdy)73.39929.130
artistic (not scientific)73.025619.3336
wavering (not resolute)73.03527.8100
soft (not hard)72.923926.178
circular (not linear)72.97030.736
apprentice (not master)72.915629.0146
monotone (not expressive)72.910536.420
lighthearted (not intense)72.812432.330
twitchy (not still)72.735728.345
mundane (not extraordinary)72.68428.4339
chivalrous (not businesslike)72.619421.734
irrelevant (not important)72.62827.2213
sleepy (not frenzied)72.41335.438
salacious (not wholesome)72.328026.4102
😜 (not 🤐)72.330530.1117
open-book (not secretive)72.313327.642
weakass (not badass)72.111727.235
natural-talent (not hard-work)72.19021.441
vulnerable (not armoured)72.016526.4334
loyal (not traitorous)71.886525.7392
rude (not respectful)71.826024.4384
resigned (not resistant)71.72229.1317
🤔 (not 🤫)71.216932.378
chatty (not reserved)71.141925.6387
crafty (not scholarly)71.144121.9352
kind (not cruel)71.071121.5340
lustful (not chaste)70.839428.9376
soft (not hard)70.828727.0342
gloomy (not sunny)70.839922.644
💀 (not 🎃)70.833331.843
dispassionate (not romantic)70.612430.353
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.429132.0391
cooperative (not competitive)70.319527.5376
unfixable (not fixable)70.219931.929
noob (not pro)70.210534.3101
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.725427.7144
western (not eastern)69.527933.6157
tiresome (not interesting)69.19326.9340
warm (not cold)69.047223.9329
bad boy (not white knight)68.832422.224
receiving (not giving)68.731132.115
sorrowful (not cheery)68.547627.1452
insulting (not complimentary)68.434925.680
trolling (not triggered)68.314429.040
gullible (not cynical)68.321332.922
funny (not humorless)68.150226.8368
😎 (not 🧐)67.943432.8110
generalist (not specialist)67.85433.461
flexible (not rigid)67.720832.1311
astonishing (not methodical)67.619328.5321
literary (not mathematical)67.540722.4328
trusting (not charming)67.419925.6319
outsider (not insider)67.434230.9240
comedic (not dramatic)67.417627.749
off-key (not musical)67.231932.232
opinionated (not jealous)67.173421.719
trusting (not suspicious)67.030629.6373
aloof (not obsessed)67.05133.3359
straightforward (not cryptic)67.059832.3385
playful (not shy)67.074225.8361
gossiping (not confidential)67.028928.0356
anarchist (not statist)67.031830.3134
punk rock (not preppy)67.037132.429
pacifist (not ferocious)66.625628.0379
genuine (not sarcastic)66.642829.7345
shallow (not deep)66.623730.1139
🐴 (not 🦄)66.544934.3121
bold (not shy)66.4108326.3397
often crying (not never cries)66.333227.116
democratic (not authoritarian)66.243328.3293
zany (not regular)66.251929.096
brave (not careful)66.160522.9389
old (not young)66.138916.5387
demure (not vain)66.131929.2307
ironic (not profound)66.029829.836
🐿 (not 🦇)65.549835.092
subjective (not objective)65.420030.842
predictable (not quirky)65.430733.018
exaggerating (not factual)65.348930.131
enslaved (not emancipated)65.112632.2346
humble (not arrogant)65.037328.8413
unorthodox (not traditional)64.255834.781
compersive (not jealous)64.038727.1231
real (not philosophical)63.965031.7266
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.832634.4101
🥾 (not 👟)63.842137.8124
insecure (not confident)63.723430.2361
abstract (not concrete)63.531932.099
poetic (not factual)63.532427.443
lover (not fighter)63.544427.335
gatherer (not hunter)63.347431.133
rebellious (not obedient)63.273329.7345
atheist (not theist)62.860531.759
extrovert (not introvert)62.765929.8362
impartial (not biased)62.77632.6308
feisty (not gracious)62.784228.1298
autistic (not neurotypical)62.69231.1382
realistic (not ambitious)62.627332.041
Coke (not Pepsi)62.625237.338
oxymoron (not tautology)62.635332.015
efficient (not overprepared)62.476830.334
flower child (not goth)62.371725.818
utilitarian (not decorative)62.170232.758
jock (not nerd)62.046226.5395
sporty (not bookish)61.842725.6317
deviant (not average)61.869431.1272
sheeple (not conspiracist)61.713931.7231
overspender (not penny-pincher)61.642035.1169
wooden (not plastic)61.683034.931
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.322634.5378
pack rat (not minimalist)61.337234.890
street-smart (not sheltered)61.279229.9302
imaginative (not practical)61.037730.9296
cocky (not timid)61.094930.514
macho (not metrosexual)60.938728.738
selfish (not altruistic)60.850928.9315
impatient (not patient)60.878432.5127
jaded (not innocent)60.684030.922
😭 (not 😀)60.347633.2118
fearmongering (not reassuring)60.346235.312
centrist (not radical)59.933829.319
calm (not anxious)59.840731.9374
epic (not deep)59.648929.336
whippersnapper (not sage)59.548033.130
unfaithful (not devoted)59.517129.915
haunted (not blissful)59.490134.449
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.392932.8303
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.278934.839
envious (not prideful)59.212228.138
grateful (not entitled)59.156330.135
tall (not short)59.072523.9331
non-gamer (not gamer)59.077137.236
skeptical (not spiritual)58.997728.8376
accommodating (not stubborn)58.825232.354
prudish (not flirtatious)58.848132.619
🏌 (not 🤺)58.720432.780
expressive (not stoic)58.475833.0396
mild (not spicy)58.440630.8329
👻 (not 🤖)58.460133.898
conventional (not creative)58.252231.1407
earth (not air)58.186036.031
sweet (not bitter)58.063927.6350
soulless (not soulful)58.029729.471
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.073135.923
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.8101432.496
puny (not mighty)57.630528.2377
creepy (not disarming)57.630831.1139
nihilist (not existentialist)57.530532.454
oppressed (not privileged)57.538530.931
family-first (not work-first)57.467926.1269
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)57.349234.5335
explorer (not builder)57.362630.1297
open-minded (not close-minded)57.280731.8350
empirical (not theoretical)56.667531.9278
antagonist (not protagonist)56.634033.113
stingy (not generous)56.449429.137
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.361432.830
warm (not quarrelsome)56.256930.1389
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.236928.081
literal (not metaphorical)56.090533.9325
transient (not permanent)56.043933.6116
🥶 (not 🥵)55.853435.036
water (not fire)55.746336.141
hesitant (not decisive)55.634431.5329
flamboyant (not modest)55.563331.3384
arcane (not mainstream)55.476832.6325
conservative (not liberal)55.345432.592
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.230331.3211
communal (not individualist)55.244832.971
avant-garde (not classical)54.654230.161
princess (not queen)54.651729.120
demonic (not angelic)54.559125.3378
rural (not urban)54.537735.9176
🐀 (not 🐘)54.563139.2172
pop (not indie)54.543235.019
common sense (not analysis)54.448131.117
chortling (not giggling)54.295540.824
innocent (not worldly)54.138131.3400
heroic (not villainous)54.1110620.3364
libertarian (not socialist)54.183331.9310
love-focused (not money-focused)54.199532.417
subdued (not exuberant)54.050837.729
😈 (not 😇)53.968929.6117
equitable (not hypocritical)53.778130.192
social (not reclusive)53.782231.0171
pensive (not serene)53.7128032.835
monochrome (not multicolored)53.571636.659
touchy-feely (not distant)53.363333.127
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.278833.5123
Italian (not Swedish)53.278234.238
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.174932.5331
mad (not glad)52.987329.498
lavish (not frugal)52.867533.8366
🏀 (not 🎨)52.858936.241
punchable (not loveable)52.753927.127
poorly-written (not believable)52.66436.437
egalitarian (not racist)52.4130129.1114
unemotional (not emotional)52.341435.025
psychopath (not empath)52.058129.736
roundabout (not direct)51.940836.0329
English (not German)51.9139838.336
Roman (not Greek)51.977431.428
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.785431.6323
contrarian (not yes-man)51.699737.022
realist (not idealist)51.581435.583
consistent (not variable)51.498737.034
sexual (not asexual)51.2110535.042
vanilla (not kinky)50.279530.4352
honorable (not cunning)50.792529.1390
industrial (not domestic)50.785230.854
historical (not modern)50.668830.4207

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 (0.793)
  2. Ed (0.787)
  3. Homer Simpson (0.785)
  4. Kevin Malone (0.784)
  5. Meredith Palmer (0.71)
  6. Tommy (0.699)
  7. Nick Miller (0.686)
  8. Bob Pinciotti (0.663)
  9. Philip J. Fry (0.663)
  10. Kermit (0.651)
  1. Camille Saroyan (-0.72)
  2. Lady Jessica (-0.692)
  3. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (-0.683)
  4. Hermione Granger (-0.674)
  5. Dr. Wendy Carr (-0.673)
  6. Monica Hall (-0.672)
  7. Lisa Simpson (-0.668)
  8. Erin Reagan (-0.667)
  9. Alicia Florrick (-0.665)
  10. M (-0.665)

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: INTJ (r = 0.53)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.47)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.39)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.36)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.26)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.24)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.19)
  8. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.18)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.12)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.12)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.11)
  13. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.11)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.02)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.01)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.02)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.02)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.08)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.1)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.11)
  21. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.13)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.17)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.17)
  25. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.2)


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