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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
obedient (not rebellious)96.318.5337
theist (not atheist)95.9210.372
spiritual (not skeptical)95.3113.5397
neat (not messy)94.6911.2273
well behaved (not mischievous)94.4112.2407
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.92912.3371
orderly (not chaotic)93.8311.9405
devout (not heathen)93.6118.2378
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.2314.4349
morning lark (not night owl)93.0110.9281
tame (not wild)92.7114.0361
diligent (not lazy)92.58111.0412
loyal (not traitorous)92.46812.3396
kind (not cruel)92.13313.1392
forgiving (not vengeful)92.0513.5416
civilized (not barbaric)92.01815.0390
family-first (not work-first)92.01213.2383
proper (not scandalous)92.0515.9315
sheriff (not outlaw)91.51017.1387
genuine (not sarcastic)91.5615.0341
pacifist (not ferocious)91.4415.1416
manicured (not scruffy)91.46113.2366
traditional (not unorthodox)91.3518.581
chaste (not lustful)90.9316.5411
patient (not impatient)90.8314.2133
nerd (not jock)90.46617.6399
cheery (not sorrowful)90.31017.2417
respectful (not rude)90.32417.6417
valedictorian (not drop out)90.17017.6109
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.92816.5426
pronatalist (not child free)89.8116.4305
good-humored (not angry)89.62715.1399
sheltered (not street-smart)89.3516.4333
vanilla (not kinky)89.2422.3357
angelic (not demonic)89.21218.1407
warm (not cold)89.22614.8323
altruistic (not selfish)89.11117.0402
repetitive (not varied)88.6115.7108
pure (not debased)88.5819.1407
politically correct (not edgy)88.2419.3377
domestic (not industrial)88.2312.961
mild (not spicy)87.9321.4360
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)87.71617.2355
trusting (not suspicious)87.51021.4429
honorable (not cunning)87.52318.8440
cooperative (not competitive)87.3921.1399
cautious (not impulsive)87.31119.4430
glad (not mad)87.31120.8119
innocent (not worldly)87.2619.7409
soulful (not soulless)87.09022.262
warm (not quarrelsome)86.92018.6406
chatty (not reserved)86.98519.2429
human (not animalistic)86.86118.7344
works hard (not plays hard)86.75916.3393
sober (not indulgent)86.4726.9414
soft (not hard)86.22217.879
sweet (not bitter)85.83618.3353
basic (not hipster)85.52422.2407
dorky (not cool)85.52520.293
healthy (not sickly)85.49118.3339
classical (not avant-garde)85.41022.161
persistent (not quitter)85.134818.9120
conventional (not creative)85.02723.2393
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.05521.4108
happy (not sad)84.91421.9355
average (not deviant)84.9323.3259
idealist (not realist)84.92222.379
bookish (not sporty)84.815518.2388
🐿 (not 🦇)84.81618.9116
joyful (not miserable)84.52722.498
soft (not hard)84.23220.8366
sheeple (not conspiracist)83.8222.6237
submissive (not dominant)83.43221.1424
involved (not remote)83.44619.5332
gracious (not feisty)83.4521.4313
wholesome (not salacious)83.47623.696
careful (not brave)83.21520.9439
workaholic (not slacker)83.227018.174
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.91823.9411
active (not slothful)82.822820.3360
tasteful (not lewd)82.66425.8382
refined (not rugged)82.510119.8403
😇 (not 😈)82.56527.198
compersive (not jealous)82.41519.7335
historical (not modern)82.44119.4295
communal (not individualist)82.1722.173
beta (not alpha)82.05624.0344
smooth (not rough)81.92819.9328
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.515822.6413
eloquent (not unpolished)81.515218.7336
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.57127.0116
humble (not arrogant)81.16124.5403
prestigious (not disreputable)81.011722.3309
😀 (not 😭)80.93526.6103
complimentary (not insulting)80.77226.969
extrovert (not introvert)80.613123.9405
official (not backdoor)80.63826.6347
passive (not assertive)80.61825.5388
methodical (not astonishing)80.37024.2370
🏌 (not 🤺)80.0527.2100
frugal (not lavish)79.85924.0359
nurturing (not poisonous)79.815325.5119
stable (not moody)79.42523.9429
demure (not vain)79.22523.9336
go-getter (not slugabed)79.027827.987
formal (not intimate)78.88725.6194
straightforward (not cryptic)78.610528.5390
trusting (not charming)78.41224.7384
heroic (not villainous)78.031120.2435
philosophical (not real)78.01723.7229
studious (not goof-off)77.931526.794
meek (not bossy)77.55423.4400
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.56527.8295
awkward (not suspicious)76.96923.7403
simple (not complicated)76.92626.4361
permanent (not transient)76.97626.2118
first-mate (not captain)76.817925.9380
hoarder (not unprepared)76.66921.0295
bright (not depressed)76.58326.8371
intellectual (not physical)76.126824.6408
🐩 (not 🐒)75.813926.699
statist (not anarchist)75.47730.6152
social (not reclusive)75.416327.9177
conservative (not liberal)75.18431.1115
🤠 (not 🤑)74.814528.390
rigid (not flexible)74.615528.2335
mundane (not extraordinary)74.44229.2350
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.010625.6167
sensible (not ludicrous)73.723430.0377
precise (not vague)73.625527.4264
existentialist (not nihilist)73.65928.956
low-tech (not high-tech)73.416623.5320
🧠 (not 💪)73.434229.6106
😊 (not 🤣)73.217631.897
luddite (not technophile)73.010226.8317
😬 (not 😏)72.88227.6114
practical (not imaginative)72.827529.5329
monastic (not hedonist)72.72828.181
uncreative (not open to new experinces)72.66529.9379
expressive (not stoic)72.321429.2416
builder (not explorer)72.310226.8371
tiresome (not interesting)72.15226.9336
competent (not incompetent)71.751228.5354
playful (not shy)71.636624.8404
🧐 (not 😎)71.614829.1101
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.517628.9102
resourceful (not helpless)71.354827.765
vulnerable (not armoured)70.811327.6321
literary (not mathematical)70.717329.1325
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.717333.2113
biased (not impartial)70.631231.7359
close-minded (not open-minded)70.613629.3409
gendered (not androgynous)70.562332.1129
minimalist (not pack rat)70.413330.091
theoretical (not empirical)70.31332.3339
strict (not lenient)69.827131.2424
old (not young)69.321115.9415
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.316630.278
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.212929.7102
mature (not juvenile)69.131428.377
monochrome (not multicolored)69.018730.157
confident (not insecure)68.942529.8408
serious (not bold)68.915127.3377
obsessed (not aloof)68.727028.9351
🤖 (not 👻)68.515030.293
coordinated (not clumsy)68.445530.7375
reasoned (not instinctual)68.215131.3378
gregarious (not private)68.116430.9393
scholarly (not crafty)68.115127.8354
🧕 (not 💃)68.17835.2168
modest (not flamboyant)67.531033.9411
fresh (not stinky)67.541331.5168
high IQ (not low IQ)67.363024.3325
🌟 (not 💩)67.249529.681
equitable (not hypocritical)67.026929.665
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.932327.1361
open (not guarded)66.68733.7358
enslaved (not emancipated)66.66531.6287
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.645233.2355
💝 (not 💔)66.420634.1166
concrete (not abstract)66.228432.5109
treasure (not trash)66.059327.492
reasonable (not deranged)65.934131.988
🎩 (not 🧢)65.834633.386
rich (not poor)65.739518.2326
weird (not normal)65.435030.5420
curious (not apathetic)65.342830.6438
tactful (not indiscreet)65.237430.391
resolute (not wavering)65.244432.0101
driven (not unambitious)64.672131.7358
🥰 (not 🙃)64.324134.7174
legit (not scrub)64.353731.7136
confidential (not gossiping)64.247733.2350
🐐 (not 🦒)63.734133.3167
roundabout (not direct)63.510332.4368
emotional (not logical)63.334631.9378
resigned (not resistant)63.24433.1330
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.626432.4379
🐮 (not 🐷)62.426230.7152
codependent (not independent)62.022033.4345
noob (not pro)61.713833.499
puny (not mighty)61.414628.7365
introspective (not not introspective)61.444729.4160
hesitant (not decisive)61.216131.9380
oblivious (not alert)61.220135.0106
subjective (not objective)60.924832.363
🤡 (not 👽)60.422532.1121
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.128335.2407
western (not eastern)59.844937.1166
orange (not purple)59.628032.7288
🐀 (not 🐘)59.428034.6164
🤔 (not 🤫)59.040136.1112
leisurely (not hurried)58.729030.3382
artistic (not scientific)58.633929.5346
master (not apprentice)58.556431.8116
tall (not short)58.345820.1343
bold (not shy)58.176630.0387
moderate (not extreme)57.825239.2350
rural (not urban)57.721333.6164
libertarian (not socialist)57.639833.8349
deep (not shallow)57.252930.4106
political (not nonpolitical)57.143134.6348
neurotypical (not autistic)56.773332.0371
charismatic (not uninspiring)56.670732.4302
📈 (not 📉)56.455834.0107
awkward (not charming)56.328331.5434
egalitarian (not racist)56.175633.997
slow (not fast)56.018928.4360
disarming (not creepy)56.064232.3120
outsider (not insider)55.942834.0235
feminine (not masculine)55.435123.6425
fortunate (not unlucky)55.437233.1416
🥳 (not 🥴)55.428734.185
unassuming (not pretentious)55.329137.390
playful (not serious)55.031830.9437
feminist (not sexist)54.959134.0127
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.845733.799
wise (not foolish)54.751129.8385
accepting (not judgemental)54.737035.4257
dunce (not genius)54.623725.8430
anxious (not calm)54.652032.5397
straight (not queer)54.378337.3133
😜 (not 🤐)54.039434.2101
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)53.843933.0288
beautiful (not ugly)53.573733.470
authoritarian (not democratic)53.041135.9351
thick (not thin)52.833125.7248
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.650932.3370
funny (not humorless)52.554228.4389
attractive (not repulsive)52.370128.2395
zany (not regular)52.055032.584
🛌 (not 🧗)52.035337.6163
stylish (not slovenly)51.962132.2398
mainstream (not arcane)51.937938.3375
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.646731.9142
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.350736.6174
tense (not relaxed)51.275834.2457
quiet (not loud)51.245831.1427
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)51.249730.9330
👟 (not 🥾)51.148837.5100
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.043236.7273
literal (not metaphorical)50.168935.2336
whimsical (not rational)50.836734.0381
decorative (not utilitarian)50.831134.055
specialist (not generalist)50.864637.443
sane (not crazy)50.247931.595
irrelevant (not important)50.617130.6171
🦄 (not 🐴)50.541938.397

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. Francis Mulcahy (0.815)
  2. Ted Mullens (0.808)
  3. Melanie Hamilton (0.789)
  4. Meg March (0.778)
  5. Charlotte York (0.775)
  1. John Bender (-0.75)
  2. John Murphy (-0.733)
  3. April Ludgate (-0.684)
  4. Marla Singer (-0.672)
  5. Sid Phillips (-0.669)

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: ENFP (r = 0.79)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.76)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.6)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.56)
  5. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.52)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.51)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.34)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.32)
  9. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.29)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.26)
  11. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.24)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.23)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.19)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.18)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.09)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.0)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.02)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.13)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.14)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.19)
  22. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.19)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.28)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.65)

Notes

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