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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)96.427.8395
messy (not neat)95.527.5297
indulgent (not sober)95.0413.3400
underachiever (not overachiever)94.717.541
disorganized (not self-disciplined)94.6611.5357
slothful (not active)94.5110.3369
slovenly (not stylish)93.8211.5381
self-destructive (not self-improving)93.479.721
desperate (not high standards)93.068.556
thick (not thin)92.7411.9273
stinky (not fresh)92.6512.9177
🛌 (not 🧗)92.5715.1210
slow (not fast)92.319.2365
leisurely (not hurried)92.3213.7348
rugged (not refined)92.21212.7411
lazy (not diligent)92.2212.5431
unpolished (not eloquent)92.2515.7297
unambitious (not driven)92.0115.4356
repulsive (not attractive)91.91011.9429
clumsy (not coordinated)91.91012.0411
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)91.81317.6369
unmotivated (not motivated)91.4221.023
disreputable (not prestigious)91.2412.7314
lenient (not strict)91.01112.4429
plays hard (not works hard)91.0614.8421
chaotic (not orderly)90.54812.7403
incompetent (not competent)90.5515.6365
drop out (not valedictorian)90.01418.6102
oblivious (not alert)89.81418.3115
lowbrow (not highbrow)89.7417.3367
sickly (not healthy)89.5611.7366
goof-off (not studious)89.53618.7133
low-tech (not high-tech)89.4614.0343
focused on the present (not focused on the future)89.2117.7391
slacker (not workaholic)89.01722.792
slugabed (not go-getter)89.0217.198
night owl (not morning lark)88.94412.0289
backdoor (not official)88.93013.5338
🧢 (not 🎩)88.81820.9106
random (not pointed)88.71319.734
impulsive (not cautious)88.58017.2442
first-mate (not captain)88.42715.6351
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)88.24416.2104
slow-talking (not fast-talking)88.2710.637
scandalous (not proper)88.06814.8312
🐒 (not 🐩)87.91315.095
relaxed (not tense)87.8816.9412
loose (not tight)87.81316.349
rough (not smooth)87.72316.4339
helpless (not resourceful)87.7316.286
folksy (not presidential)87.51014.654
cheesy (not chic)87.2269.416
muddy (not washed)87.22111.922
foolish (not wise)87.02718.0407
tardy (not on-time)87.03519.851
freelance (not corporate)86.910418.445
everyman (not chosen one)86.61018.824
masculine (not feminine)86.224915.9436
poor (not rich)86.22715.7322
vague (not precise)86.1115.5270
low self esteem (not narcissistic)85.82115.237
juvenile (not mature)85.76220.798
instinctual (not reasoned)85.36117.9374
barbaric (not civilized)85.32616.8395
lewd (not tasteful)84.83618.3411
outlaw (not sheriff)84.813613.9374
interrupting (not attentive)84.78520.646
ludicrous (not sensible)84.65420.4355
unobservant (not perceptive)84.6822.343
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.35116.881
depressed (not bright)84.22416.7374
stuttering (not rhythmic)84.21123.545
unassuming (not pretentious)83.81423.3113
gendered (not androgynous)83.731024.8127
nonpolitical (not political)83.61322.4367
child free (not pronatalist)83.66222.8293
whimsical (not rational)83.49019.0398
scrub (not legit)83.41921.8156
dunce (not genius)83.32623.0445
low IQ (not high IQ)82.81923.4334
frank (not sugarcoated)82.822718.716
loud (not quiet)82.423622.1390
🐷 (not 🐮)82.23023.2163
indiscreet (not tactful)82.01921.690
🤠 (not 🤑)82.08520.7106
emotional (not logical)81.813619.9415
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.84128.7306
vintage (not trendy)81.820721.035
lost (not enlightened)81.75622.460
heathen (not devout)81.55621.7351
repetitive (not varied)81.52721.3147
always down (not picky)81.5724.720
provincial (not cosmopolitan)81.23724.8325
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.230818.638
one-faced (not two-faced)81.224625.159
playful (not serious)81.113019.4387
unprepared (not hoarder)80.61926.1289
accepting (not judgemental)80.511423.3233
ignorant (not knowledgeable)80.55526.239
reactive (not proactive)80.53327.411
orange (not purple)80.44121.5332
luddite (not technophile)80.32719.6331
awkward (not charming)80.37121.8423
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)80.216420.2131
💪 (not 🧠)80.27924.7142
beta (not alpha)80.011224.5326
simple (not complicated)79.82227.2367
💩 (not 🌟)79.87722.8115
passive (not assertive)79.83322.6312
rustic (not cultured)79.76226.019
mischievous (not well behaved)79.635721.9422
bored (not interested)79.61023.343
physical (not intellectual)79.611023.6379
cannibal (not vegan)79.615619.346
deranged (not reasonable)79.514221.8117
blacksmith (not tailor)79.58023.124
extreme (not moderate)79.435526.1327
gregarious (not private)79.410123.1362
awkward (not suspicious)79.36822.4380
perverted (not clean)79.312422.451
ADHD (not OCD)79.211822.041
🙃 (not 🥰)79.012425.6184
🥴 (not 🥳)79.07930.1102
💔 (not 💝)79.010225.0176
thrifty (not extravagant)78.96222.930
rock (not rap)78.832520.220
unchallenging (not demanding)78.73024.848
meek (not bossy)78.67518.6369
experimental (not reliable)78.514924.831
debased (not pure)78.420124.9373
traumatized (not flourishing)78.322121.432
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.327922.722
submissive (not dominant)78.211320.1374
codependent (not independent)78.29328.7377
unlucky (not fortunate)78.010221.8412
🐐 (not 🦒)78.05226.8179
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.07920.939
doer (not thinker)77.921626.452
ugly (not beautiful)77.64527.896
summer (not winter)77.523518.825
long-winded (not concise)77.56423.121
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)77.38325.343
animalistic (not human)77.05124.2330
chill (not offended)77.08825.447
straight (not queer)76.953825.0152
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)76.811626.1126
neutral (not opinionated)76.7828.147
trash (not treasure)76.67726.2144
lighthearted (not intense)76.67630.129
unambiguous (not mysterious)76.514828.9402
intimate (not formal)76.512723.3161
📉 (not 📈)76.51130.3111
Russian (not French)76.56228.250
basic (not hipster)76.422024.7374
fantastical (not realistic)76.317227.638
🤡 (not 👽)76.17629.3103
edgy (not politically correct)75.927520.0369
miserable (not joyful)75.925125.5123
😬 (not 😏)75.98629.7114
moist (not dry)75.87426.732
dog person (not cat person)75.619724.921
🤣 (not 😊)75.511425.8128
melee (not ranged)75.53527.729
spontaneous (not deliberate)75.315828.8320
circular (not linear)75.34929.635
moody (not stable)75.241825.5387
transparent (not machiavellian)75.110831.915
bold (not serious)75.126619.6363
uninspiring (not charismatic)75.13727.4334
weird (not normal)74.934423.3386
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.917028.046
dorky (not cool)74.719626.1106
wild (not tame)74.743825.8297
twitchy (not still)74.729727.047
open (not guarded)74.68226.3352
crazy (not sane)74.627625.789
quitter (not persistent)74.6129.7102
remote (not involved)74.52124.2345
monotone (not expressive)74.58835.122
geriatric (not vibrant)74.44124.334
salacious (not wholesome)74.324625.3105
sexist (not feminist)74.318923.6126
sleepy (not frenzied)74.21233.841
apathetic (not curious)74.03128.1376
good-humored (not angry)74.034422.5329
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.930232.1395
forgiving (not vengeful)73.826124.2349
poisonous (not nurturing)73.825423.0107
naive (not paranoid)73.88933.721
chivalrous (not businesslike)73.717722.436
💃 (not 🧕)73.643628.5190
irrelevant (not important)73.42526.5213
not introspective (not introspective)73.47330.9151
sad (not happy)73.428022.9362
natural-talent (not hard-work)73.27720.441
mundane (not extraordinary)73.27528.0333
wavering (not resolute)73.13328.199
apprentice (not master)72.816229.4144
artistic (not scientific)72.726619.6327
hedonist (not monastic)72.617431.072
open-book (not secretive)72.413424.642
🤔 (not 🤫)72.413232.176
loyal (not traitorous)72.384125.6385
freak (not normie)72.330828.149
vulnerable (not armoured)72.215526.3324
💀 (not 🎃)72.129730.545
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.159930.916
resigned (not resistant)71.81729.0310
soft (not hard)71.726026.279
weakass (not badass)71.612126.835
rude (not respectful)71.525824.2371
dispassionate (not romantic)71.411329.954
lustful (not chaste)71.337328.8364
crafty (not scholarly)71.343521.9337
😜 (not 🤐)71.232731.1118
chatty (not reserved)71.042525.8383
kind (not cruel)71.071121.5339
gullible (not cynical)71.017332.321
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.927832.1379
soft (not hard)70.928526.8336
cooperative (not competitive)70.319827.7366
flimsy (not sturdy)70.313929.035
receiving (not giving)70.328231.716
gloomy (not sunny)70.242122.349
unfixable (not fixable)69.920330.631
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.925727.3142
noob (not pro)69.811033.6102
warm (not cold)69.745823.3323
western (not eastern)69.726433.2159
oxymoron (not tautology)69.412131.416
punk rock (not preppy)68.834532.934
sorrowful (not cheery)68.548227.0444
tiresome (not interesting)68.59527.0331
😎 (not 🧐)68.342732.8110
comedic (not dramatic)68.117326.751
funny (not humorless)68.050527.1358
flexible (not rigid)68.020631.8302
insulting (not complimentary)67.935825.885
trusting (not charming)67.818625.4313
literary (not mathematical)67.739722.5316
aloof (not obsessed)67.63833.3355
ironic (not profound)67.426129.637
trusting (not suspicious)67.329629.9365
🐿 (not 🦇)67.244834.395
trolling (not triggered)67.214829.942
astonishing (not methodical)67.120329.0314
outsider (not insider)67.034930.8232
generalist (not specialist)67.06533.162
exaggerating (not factual)66.946529.537
straightforward (not cryptic)66.960332.3377
anarchist (not statist)66.931930.3127
playful (not shy)66.775626.0351
gossiping (not confidential)66.629228.2343
zany (not regular)66.550928.9103
pacifist (not ferocious)66.326727.9370
off-key (not musical)66.334732.134
bold (not shy)66.2108526.5395
genuine (not sarcastic)66.243729.9342
demure (not vain)66.031729.1306
old (not young)65.939416.4379
shallow (not deep)65.924730.5140
brave (not careful)65.962423.1382
democratic (not authoritarian)65.943428.4294
lover (not fighter)65.939826.234
🐴 (not 🦄)65.846934.6122
bad boy (not white knight)65.638122.626
opinionated (not jealous)65.679526.416
unorthodox (not traditional)65.353333.982
realistic (not ambitious)65.321731.343
Coke (not Pepsi)65.316936.141
humble (not arrogant)65.237628.6403
often crying (not never cries)65.235829.523
gatherer (not hunter)65.143129.335
🥾 (not 👟)64.939537.3126
subjective (not objective)64.821430.143
enslaved (not emancipated)64.513032.3332
real (not philosophical)64.562431.5256
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.431033.499
compersive (not jealous)64.238327.1223
cocky (not timid)63.888829.820
insecure (not confident)63.024030.3345
autistic (not neurotypical)63.08531.1373
poetic (not factual)62.933227.146
atheist (not theist)62.861231.660
extrovert (not introvert)62.566630.2357
impartial (not biased)62.57532.7302
feisty (not gracious)62.585428.2284
macho (not metrosexual)62.435028.740
haunted (not blissful)62.481733.554
rebellious (not obedient)62.374830.2336
sheeple (not conspiracist)62.014431.8230
deviant (not average)62.069331.1269
utilitarian (not decorative)62.069731.260
overspender (not penny-pincher)62.041535.1166
abstract (not concrete)62.034632.696
jock (not nerd)61.945627.0388
flower child (not goth)61.972929.120
sporty (not bookish)61.842825.3313
selfish (not altruistic)61.650428.5302
epic (not deep)61.544129.140
pack rat (not minimalist)61.437034.690
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.123134.6372
street-smart (not sheltered)60.979530.1296
imaginative (not practical)60.739031.2291
efficient (not overprepared)60.783931.136
impatient (not patient)60.678332.6123
whippersnapper (not sage)60.644631.933
earth (not air)60.476834.832
tall (not short)59.771323.8315
stoic (not hypochondriac)59.765935.225
calm (not anxious)59.440232.0362
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.492132.5295
😭 (not 😀)59.449433.6116
👻 (not 🤖)59.456133.296
centrist (not radical)59.436827.321
jaded (not innocent)59.387632.424
skeptical (not spiritual)59.296929.2366
stingy (not generous)59.145427.939
oppressed (not privileged)59.037129.835
unfaithful (not devoted)59.017632.517
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.995632.298
prudish (not flirtatious)58.849333.521
creepy (not disarming)58.729931.0134
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.780635.140
conservative (not liberal)58.538932.489
🏌 (not 🤺)58.520333.075
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)58.453831.931
expressive (not stoic)58.376432.9380
conventional (not creative)58.153631.1403
nihilist (not existentialist)58.127632.355
family-first (not work-first)58.066125.7266
grateful (not entitled)58.060031.530
puny (not mighty)57.929828.3375
mild (not spicy)57.941230.9322
empirical (not theoretical)57.860731.7273
sweet (not bitter)57.864127.7336
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)57.847534.3326
common sense (not analysis)57.836834.221
soulless (not soulful)57.730030.271
water (not fire)57.642535.040
explorer (not builder)57.463229.8288
transient (not permanent)57.039433.2114
🥶 (not 🥵)57.049436.238
wooden (not plastic)56.9100936.734
predictable (not quirky)56.955834.819
flamboyant (not modest)56.560331.1377
punchable (not loveable)56.346728.231
accommodating (not stubborn)56.227732.458
hesitant (not decisive)56.132731.3312
open-minded (not close-minded)56.184231.7338
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.136927.778
poorly-written (not believable)56.13735.140
literal (not metaphorical)56.090033.8317
monochrome (not multicolored)56.064635.555
non-gamer (not gamer)55.786236.836
princess (not queen)55.748927.523
warm (not quarrelsome)55.558630.0383
pensive (not serene)55.2122633.034
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.930831.2213
libertarian (not socialist)54.877631.9306
arcane (not mainstream)54.878332.4321
envious (not prideful)54.818329.438
demonic (not angelic)54.658925.3368
mad (not glad)54.583629.5101
contrarian (not yes-man)54.590436.024
rural (not urban)54.437836.0171
heroic (not villainous)54.2110320.4345
🐀 (not 🐘)54.264639.4172
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.177133.2123
antagonist (not protagonist)54.137330.415
love-focused (not money-focused)54.1101232.417
touchy-feely (not distant)53.961533.527
innocent (not worldly)53.738731.4390
😈 (not 😇)53.670329.2116
avant-garde (not classical)53.557729.559
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.374532.6324
social (not reclusive)53.384030.4170
🏀 (not 🎨)52.958236.743
indie (not pop)52.898834.319
lavish (not frugal)52.767133.6355
domestic (not industrial)52.767531.357
communal (not individualist)52.752134.072
Greek (not Roman)52.561931.331
egalitarian (not racist)52.3129528.4112
English (not German)52.3140137.939
subdued (not exuberant)52.356436.630
unemotional (not emotional)52.340634.926
equitable (not hypocritical)52.281930.395
consistent (not variable)52.297037.735
chortling (not giggling)52.2101339.127
roundabout (not direct)51.740736.1322
psychopath (not empath)51.360229.142
sexual (not asexual)51.2110335.038
historical (not modern)50.170230.4204
realist (not idealist)50.983436.183
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.271131.6311
Swedish (not Italian)50.771834.239
vanilla (not kinky)50.678430.3328
honorable (not cunning)50.593629.2384
reassuring (not fearmongering)50.593934.818

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 (0.797)
  2. Homer Simpson (0.791)
  3. Ed (0.787)
  4. Kevin Malone (0.784)
  5. Meredith Palmer (0.713)
  6. Tommy (0.704)
  7. Nick Miller (0.689)
  8. Bob Pinciotti (0.67)
  9. Kermit (0.661)
  10. Philip J. Fry (0.66)
  1. Camille Saroyan (-0.728)
  2. Lady Jessica (-0.692)
  3. Erin Reagan (-0.689)
  4. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (-0.687)
  5. Dr. Wendy Carr (-0.678)
  6. Hermione Granger (-0.676)
  7. Lisa Simpson (-0.673)
  8. Monica Hall (-0.673)
  9. Jessica Pearson (-0.67)
  10. Alicia Florrick (-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.



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