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Ned Flanders Personality Statistics

Ned Flanders 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
theist (not atheist)97.325.976
obedient (not rebellious)96.129.4328
spiritual (not skeptical)95.0114.4415
neat (not messy)95.01110.9296
well behaved (not mischievous)94.3112.3410
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.14412.2370
orderly (not chaotic)93.7512.0410
flower child (not goth)93.51612.522
devout (not heathen)93.4318.3384
loyal (not traitorous)93.08711.3396
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.01514.8359
morning lark (not night owl)92.9311.6293
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)92.7315.535
kind (not cruel)92.56212.3401
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)92.51015.619
forgiving (not vengeful)92.3513.1419
lover (not fighter)92.3510.155
tame (not wild)92.2214.3387
diligent (not lazy)92.115311.6421
proper (not scandalous)92.0616.3321
traditional (not unorthodox)92.0717.494
family-first (not work-first)91.92213.3389
civilized (not barbaric)91.73916.0391
sheriff (not outlaw)91.62016.9387
preppy (not punk rock)91.52412.246
pacifist (not ferocious)91.2515.7423
chaste (not lustful)91.1216.3409
manicured (not scruffy)90.910114.5372
gullible (not cynical)90.9810.816
genuine (not sarcastic)90.81416.2370
nerd (not jock)90.710517.1406
devoted (not unfaithful)90.512420.824
patient (not impatient)90.4714.0141
respectful (not rude)90.23517.9416
cheery (not sorrowful)90.12217.8422
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.14416.2446
consistent (not variable)90.01016.545
good-humored (not angry)89.84114.8408
pronatalist (not child free)89.5216.9315
sheltered (not street-smart)89.5916.2328
white knight (not bad boy)89.31821.820
love-focused (not money-focused)89.210823.017
vanilla (not kinky)89.0922.7361
angelic (not demonic)88.93518.8407
warm (not cold)88.85015.2335
altruistic (not selfish)88.72217.9419
valedictorian (not drop out)88.713719.7121
pure (not debased)88.52019.0416
politically correct (not edgy)88.4919.1375
mild (not spicy)88.3620.9372
on-time (not tardy)88.313824.335
glad (not mad)88.02220.7133
gatherer (not hunter)87.81911.947
cooperative (not competitive)87.61420.8404
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)87.62217.3350
reliable (not experimental)87.63718.343
water (not fire)87.61215.637
soulful (not soulless)87.514321.381
cautious (not impulsive)87.41619.3431
repetitive (not varied)87.4415.9136
warm (not quarrelsome)87.23018.2415
giving (not receiving)87.25523.725
innocent (not jaded)87.02016.021
innocent (not worldly)86.9920.5421
chatty (not reserved)86.913819.1430
blissful (not haunted)86.8516.143
works hard (not plays hard)86.78716.2398
soft (not hard)86.74117.091
trusting (not suspicious)86.62522.8451
honorable (not cunning)86.64119.4467
OCD (not ADHD)86.44524.041
sober (not indulgent)86.3926.9430
domestic (not industrial)86.0917.378
good-cook (not bad-cook)86.02819.036
cheesy (not chic)85.93518.735
human (not animalistic)85.911120.0348
average (not deviant)85.7522.5262
sunny (not gloomy)85.66521.049
idealist (not realist)85.53621.6107
prudish (not flirtatious)85.51621.617
basic (not hipster)85.44122.4403
sweet (not bitter)85.47518.4356
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.48121.5125
vintage (not trendy)85.39522.445
persistent (not quitter)85.158719.2124
dorky (not cool)85.14922.2101
touchy-feely (not distant)85.04319.625
🐿 (not 🦇)84.94918.7125
bookish (not sporty)84.825218.9397
generous (not stingy)84.79224.250
healthy (not sickly)84.515620.4352
motivated (not unmotivated)84.552113.917
happy (not sad)84.43522.6366
workaholic (not slacker)84.437116.390
conventional (not creative)84.34724.0401
soft (not hard)84.26520.8362
joyful (not miserable)84.05623.2109
gracious (not feisty)83.9820.9328
submissive (not dominant)83.74820.9439
classical (not avant-garde)83.72825.574
involved (not remote)83.39019.6333
romantic (not dispassionate)83.315617.958
careful (not brave)83.12521.7446
sheeple (not conspiracist)83.0523.7242
refined (not rugged)82.813119.7415
active (not slothful)82.835920.7362
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.88825.4124
historical (not modern)82.76319.2299
wholesome (not salacious)82.613524.1105
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.63024.3402
😀 (not 😭)82.65325.4120
😇 (not 😈)82.511527.6113
vegan (not cannibal)82.36026.148
compersive (not jealous)82.33220.4344
tasteful (not lewd)81.910126.6386
smooth (not rough)81.94120.5322
beta (not alpha)81.68924.4357
humble (not arrogant)81.59124.3405
privileged (not oppressed)81.529621.833
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.421923.0406
eloquent (not unpolished)81.424019.1334
communal (not individualist)81.31024.187
prestigious (not disreputable)80.915722.2304
🏌 (not 🤺)80.8826.7111
accommodating (not stubborn)80.22826.653
official (not backdoor)80.16126.9346
weakass (not badass)80.15025.947
passive (not assertive)79.93226.3395
extrovert (not introvert)79.824424.9417
stable (not moody)79.62823.8431
complimentary (not insulting)79.515126.782
nurturing (not poisonous)79.425625.4127
go-getter (not slugabed)79.446527.491
prideful (not envious)79.416923.874
frugal (not lavish)79.09224.5362
methodical (not astonishing)78.912525.7393
demure (not vain)78.64024.5341
metrosexual (not macho)78.611322.539
heroic (not villainous)78.150520.4432
tight (not loose)78.125926.158
clean (not perverted)78.036331.932
grateful (not entitled)78.014926.744
emotional (not unemotional)77.938225.627
overachiever (not underachiever)77.951929.947
yes-man (not contrarian)77.83825.624
trusting (not charming)77.83425.1381
non-gamer (not gamer)77.822735.146
asexual (not sexual)77.88428.947
straightforward (not cryptic)77.618528.9402
meek (not bossy)77.68523.6391
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.67427.3307
statist (not anarchist)77.58629.2157
formal (not intimate)77.515326.6205
washed (not muddy)77.422832.921
philosophical (not real)77.23324.8241
simple (not complicated)77.13926.5359
first-mate (not captain)77.025425.8379
conservative (not liberal)77.011430.9134
😊 (not 🤣)76.818329.4119
opinionated (not jealous)76.833722.520
often crying (not never cries)76.814323.920
awkward (not suspicious)76.510823.7391
hoarder (not unprepared)76.511020.9302
social (not reclusive)76.526527.0183
studious (not goof-off)76.451228.5116
bright (not depressed)76.214827.6372
wooden (not plastic)76.223728.541
permanent (not transient)76.012526.3123
🤠 (not 🤑)76.022927.797
one-faced (not two-faced)75.941232.052
intellectual (not physical)75.844824.8408
mundane (not extraordinary)75.85528.4366
🐩 (not 🐒)75.423327.9107
🧠 (not 💪)75.351027.8146
rock (not rap)74.754624.226
tailor (not blacksmith)74.728827.246
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.613924.7179
triggered (not trolling)74.518022.644
overprepared (not efficient)74.12732.038
rigid (not flexible)74.026328.4337
🎨 (not 🏀)74.048726.846
monastic (not hedonist)73.74628.790
sensible (not ludicrous)73.634129.8385
precise (not vague)73.641427.6263
existentialist (not nihilist)73.69930.375
luddite (not technophile)73.410826.6314
😬 (not 😏)73.311927.6123
common sense (not analysis)73.34526.318
low-tech (not high-tech)73.224723.9333
fast-talking (not slow-talking)73.236521.440
believable (not poorly-written)73.268521.941
folksy (not presidential)73.121329.747
builder (not explorer)73.015226.0367
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.831724.951
cultured (not rustic)72.634427.526
competent (not incompetent)72.480928.4352
uncreative (not open to new experinces)72.39830.2386
hypochondriac (not stoic)72.211527.714
tiresome (not interesting)72.16627.0338
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.126129.2116
naive (not paranoid)72.110928.632
practical (not imaginative)72.142529.9342
mature (not juvenile)72.042627.497
resourceful (not helpless)72.084227.879
expressive (not stoic)71.939029.5420
🎃 (not 💀)71.920132.833
gendered (not androgynous)71.891031.0136
empath (not psychopath)71.650030.348
playful (not shy)71.563425.2415
French (not Russian)71.522525.638
transparent (not machiavellian)71.517527.419
🧐 (not 😎)71.423229.4119
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.326533.5121
unchallenging (not demanding)71.27832.556
sugarcoated (not frank)71.23930.022
🤖 (not 👻)70.818329.8118
treasure (not trash)70.882025.6126
literary (not mathematical)70.629329.4330
monochrome (not multicolored)70.625730.767
theoretical (not empirical)70.42032.5348
vulnerable (not armoured)70.218727.8328
biased (not impartial)70.048232.0372
minimalist (not pack rat)69.920730.295
close-minded (not open-minded)69.722230.0411
strict (not lenient)69.643731.3440
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.619629.8120
self-improving (not self-destructive)69.624132.230
old (not young)69.334116.0414
Swedish (not Italian)69.219725.029
coordinated (not clumsy)69.070030.4367
cringeworthy (not inspiring)68.927529.989
scholarly (not crafty)68.924127.4369
reasoned (not instinctual)68.622431.2372
gregarious (not private)68.625830.9401
concrete (not abstract)68.537431.6123
🧕 (not 💃)68.310635.0180
linear (not circular)68.215631.531
obsessed (not aloof)68.147129.0350
confident (not insecure)68.069830.4413
fresh (not stinky)68.069931.4177
💝 (not 💔)67.935133.2175
bashful (not exhibitionist)67.911933.748
Pepsi (not Coke)67.96335.863
serious (not bold)67.926227.9383
frenzied (not sleepy)67.482731.338
open-book (not secretive)67.321528.250
highbrow (not lowbrow)67.249126.8361
high IQ (not low IQ)67.1100624.5339
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.817335.946
enslaved (not emancipated)66.610331.8289
🥰 (not 🙃)66.636134.3196
modest (not flamboyant)66.550734.7417
open (not guarded)66.514433.4354
musical (not off-key)66.525028.745
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.469933.4361
reasonable (not deranged)66.454931.391
🌟 (not 💩)66.486231.1101
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.315330.238
predictable (not quirky)66.028433.928
rich (not poor)65.963518.3333
curious (not apathetic)65.767530.5435
reassuring (not fearmongering)65.652134.332
weird (not normal)65.557629.9419
tactful (not indiscreet)65.457330.698
lighthearted (not intense)65.222835.542
driven (not unambitious)65.0118931.7361
chivalrous (not businesslike)65.037532.353
🎩 (not 🧢)64.755334.5106
🐐 (not 🦒)64.648932.8182
thrifty (not extravagant)64.442329.340
equitable (not hypocritical)64.348532.099
resolute (not wavering)64.374132.7101
legit (not scrub)64.389232.0135
confidential (not gossiping)64.278433.2368
dry (not moist)64.236533.840
high standards (not desperate)64.165034.452
attentive (not interrupting)64.046837.334
profound (not ironic)63.931032.335
subdued (not exuberant)63.825232.935
resigned (not resistant)63.74933.1357
not genocidal (not genocidal)63.786535.222
timid (not cocky)63.719025.424
corporate (not freelance)63.539635.243
emotional (not logical)63.353831.9391
perceptive (not unobservant)63.2109134.736
roundabout (not direct)63.017132.5362
oblivious (not alert)63.028534.5113
rhythmic (not stuttering)62.986330.846
sage (not whippersnapper)62.934531.635
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.842532.7378
English (not German)62.8112834.737
doer (not thinker)62.471632.555
punchable (not loveable)62.236431.742
interested (not bored)62.286428.741
codependent (not independent)62.134733.7352
🐮 (not 🐷)62.042530.9158
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)61.737235.045
everyman (not chosen one)61.739934.521
introspective (not not introspective)61.573329.6167
hesitant (not decisive)61.423231.9380
pointed (not random)61.397534.247
noob (not pro)61.021533.8113
puny (not mighty)60.724728.9370
🤡 (not 👽)60.635332.2127
chill (not offended)60.535737.238
enlightened (not lost)60.546430.340
protagonist (not antagonist)60.295932.020
deep (not epic)60.136128.749
normie (not freak)59.845736.951
orange (not purple)59.646732.9300
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.649635.2406
master (not apprentice)59.587931.8130
🤔 (not 🤫)59.464835.4118
sturdy (not flimsy)59.491730.948
long-winded (not concise)59.443734.724
subjective (not objective)59.339434.368
fixable (not unfixable)59.172534.337
tall (not short)59.073320.0349
western (not eastern)59.082237.2169
deep (not shallow)58.880629.2140
🐀 (not 🐘)58.848035.0175
leisurely (not hurried)58.440930.1390
giggling (not chortling)58.433334.754
moderate (not extreme)58.337539.0354
poetic (not factual)58.244734.244
princess (not queen)58.244331.827
artistic (not scientific)58.058629.8354
opinionated (not neutral)58.0129136.244
always down (not picky)58.034136.217
egalitarian (not racist)57.9123033.9123
knowledgeable (not ignorant)57.9102230.250
earth (not air)57.986836.644
political (not nonpolitical)57.672734.6345
disarming (not creepy)57.5100732.5137
fantastical (not realistic)57.552234.432
bold (not shy)57.4126330.6395
libertarian (not socialist)57.461833.7356
unassuming (not pretentious)57.441637.1105
charismatic (not uninspiring)57.3116232.8303
🥶 (not 🥵)57.248534.841
neurotypical (not autistic)57.1116932.0364
outsider (not insider)57.165433.6242
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)57.168233.6118
traumatized (not flourishing)57.186734.539
oxymoron (not tautology)57.168336.99
slow (not fast)56.627628.6358
📈 (not 📉)56.494233.7111
cat person (not dog person)56.062239.629
feminine (not masculine)55.857923.4435
awkward (not charming)55.646431.6439
winter (not summer)55.565436.217
rural (not urban)55.336333.8170
fortunate (not unlucky)55.259933.2420
pop (not indie)55.142234.317
playful (not serious)55.054530.9435
comedic (not dramatic)55.039730.946
wise (not foolish)54.983229.7397
expressive (not monotone)54.989637.728
dunce (not genius)54.637126.2467
accepting (not judgemental)54.664535.2265
😜 (not 🤐)54.567034.4110
ranged (not melee)54.381331.435
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.169133.1303
straight (not queer)54.1122437.1143
beautiful (not ugly)53.7123132.990
feminist (not sexist)53.7101833.9133
ambitious (not realistic)53.793934.943
anxious (not calm)53.689532.7391
thick (not thin)53.554426.1258
🛌 (not 🧗)53.549737.5170
reactive (not proactive)53.575734.916
🥳 (not 🥴)52.859234.8100
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.777532.4369
authoritarian (not democratic)52.667535.8353
🦄 (not 🐴)52.661539.0102
regular (not zany)52.460633.899
🥾 (not 👟)52.373938.7121
decorative (not utilitarian)52.049533.479
low self esteem (not narcissistic)52.054131.042
quiet (not loud)51.969731.3436
twitchy (not still)51.996037.044
important (not irrelevant)51.8133130.4179
Roman (not Greek)51.879634.332
attractive (not repulsive)51.7116528.6402
stylish (not slovenly)51.7100832.3389
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.771332.5149
funny (not humorless)51.592528.6410
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.565036.7273
whimsical (not rational)51.460534.0397
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)51.482530.8326
centrist (not radical)51.465037.026
tense (not relaxed)51.3124334.1464
geriatric (not vibrant)51.341132.137
serene (not pensive)51.219735.935
mainstream (not arcane)51.164138.1378
metaphorical (not literal)51.048535.4351
sane (not crazy)50.976332.4103
exaggerating (not factual)50.881634.849
specialist (not generalist)50.3107037.457
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.377436.6180

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ted Mullens (0.809)
  2. Francis Mulcahy (0.805)
  3. Melanie Hamilton (0.804)
  4. Doc (0.802)
  5. Kenneth Parcell (0.796)
  6. Dr. James Wilson (0.772)
  7. Meg March (0.772)
  8. Jimmy Palmer (0.766)
  9. Charlotte York (0.766)
  10. Mary Margaret Blanchard (0.76)
  1. John Murphy (-0.716)
  2. John Bender (-0.702)
  3. Billy Hargrove (-0.688)
  4. Jian-Yang (-0.656)
  5. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.655)
  6. Noah Puckerman (-0.653)
  7. Sid Phillips (-0.646)
  8. April Ludgate (-0.638)
  9. Rick Sanchez (-0.629)
  10. Maeby Funke (-0.624)

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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