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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
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)96.647.012
love-focused (not money-focused)96.486.014
theist (not atheist)96.239.979
obedient (not rebellious)96.139.3341
spiritual (not skeptical)94.8214.4421
neat (not messy)94.71111.0289
well behaved (not mischievous)94.4112.2413
devoted (not unfaithful)94.15110.117
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.04712.2376
orderly (not chaotic)93.7611.9414
devout (not heathen)93.6618.1384
morning lark (not night owl)93.2210.8291
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.01314.8362
tame (not wild)92.5214.3381
diligent (not lazy)92.413911.4426
loyal (not traitorous)92.311512.8403
forgiving (not vengeful)92.11013.4427
civilized (not barbaric)92.13214.9396
kind (not cruel)92.16413.0399
proper (not scandalous)92.11015.7321
family-first (not work-first)91.82913.3387
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)91.7616.827
sheriff (not outlaw)91.61816.9396
lover (not fighter)91.31010.250
manicured (not scruffy)91.29813.7371
pacifist (not ferocious)91.1915.8428
chaste (not lustful)90.9516.5414
patient (not impatient)90.9614.1136
genuine (not sarcastic)90.81416.2369
preppy (not punk rock)90.83012.545
traditional (not unorthodox)90.7919.993
nerd (not jock)90.511717.4409
respectful (not rude)90.33717.6422
cheery (not sorrowful)89.91917.9426
gullible (not cynical)89.91710.38
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.84916.6447
pronatalist (not child free)89.6316.5322
good-humored (not angry)89.54615.0407
valedictorian (not drop out)89.412218.4116
vanilla (not kinky)89.21022.3363
sheltered (not street-smart)89.21216.5337
transparent (not machiavellian)89.268.88
consistent (not variable)89.11417.042
angelic (not demonic)89.03718.3412
warm (not cold)89.04815.4336
on-time (not tardy)89.012523.837
motivated (not unmotivated)89.028614.19
altruistic (not selfish)88.73218.1421
pure (not debased)88.51818.9424
politically correct (not edgy)88.1619.4384
glad (not mad)88.11920.3127
flower child (not goth)88.09816.816
blissful (not haunted)87.9313.039
water (not fire)87.91215.535
mild (not spicy)87.8721.6373
gatherer (not hunter)87.82012.042
cooperative (not competitive)87.31821.0403
cautious (not impulsive)87.32219.4435
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)87.32617.7360
innocent (not worldly)87.21419.9423
reliable (not experimental)87.14619.636
warm (not quarrelsome)87.03318.5419
good-cook (not bad-cook)87.02314.035
repetitive (not varied)86.9615.9137
works hard (not plays hard)86.79116.3403
domestic (not industrial)86.7416.369
prudish (not flirtatious)86.71323.014
honorable (not cunning)86.64619.4471
chatty (not reserved)86.515319.8433
sober (not indulgent)86.51126.7431
soft (not hard)86.54217.584
OCD (not ADHD)86.54824.935
trusting (not suspicious)86.43122.9451
human (not animalistic)86.311119.5356
soulful (not soulless)86.318922.878
vegan (not cannibal)86.32222.844
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.17320.4126
sweet (not bitter)85.96618.2360
vintage (not trendy)85.98521.737
dorky (not cool)85.84119.999
classical (not avant-garde)85.62022.368
basic (not hipster)85.64322.1412
idealist (not realist)85.43521.4104
persistent (not quitter)85.356918.6125
sunny (not gloomy)85.37021.343
average (not deviant)85.2623.0269
often crying (not never cries)85.15811.214
🐿 (not 🦇)85.04918.7120
generous (not stingy)84.99024.547
conventional (not creative)84.85223.6407
joyful (not miserable)84.84722.2101
bookish (not sporty)84.725518.4404
touchy-feely (not distant)84.65523.515
happy (not sad)84.53422.5370
healthy (not sickly)84.416220.0353
soft (not hard)84.26620.8378
innocent (not jaded)84.04119.617
gracious (not feisty)83.9921.0331
workaholic (not slacker)83.740817.790
wholesome (not salacious)83.711323.498
involved (not remote)83.49319.5335
sheeple (not conspiracist)83.4323.2246
submissive (not dominant)83.35621.1437
😇 (not 😈)83.211326.4111
careful (not brave)83.12521.0453
giving (not receiving)83.013730.314
active (not slothful)82.935720.3366
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.54724.2419
compersive (not jealous)82.43119.7339
refined (not rugged)82.414119.8423
historical (not modern)82.27219.7300
non-gamer (not gamer)82.214330.441
tasteful (not lewd)82.110126.4396
beta (not alpha)81.99024.0347
romantic (not dispassionate)81.920617.848
weakass (not badass)81.93523.048
smooth (not rough)81.94120.0331
eloquent (not unpolished)81.623518.7342
cheesy (not chic)81.69621.124
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.523022.6415
accommodating (not stubborn)81.42225.248
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.414026.5123
white knight (not bad boy)81.318926.912
communal (not individualist)81.21123.893
yes-man (not contrarian)81.22828.613
😀 (not 😭)81.16927.1126
humble (not arrogant)80.99624.8409
prestigious (not disreputable)80.916522.2312
complimentary (not insulting)80.613526.076
🏌 (not 🤺)80.51627.1114
washed (not muddy)80.516727.915
passive (not assertive)80.43425.8392
grateful (not entitled)80.411625.742
official (not backdoor)80.46126.6354
extrovert (not introvert)80.224424.3422
nurturing (not poisonous)80.024525.0128
privileged (not oppressed)79.833923.028
stable (not moody)79.63223.8437
methodical (not astonishing)79.512225.0389
frugal (not lavish)79.49424.5365
go-getter (not slugabed)79.347827.690
prideful (not envious)79.017924.463
demure (not vain)78.64324.4350
metrosexual (not macho)78.611722.334
formal (not intimate)78.514825.6203
overachiever (not underachiever)78.549030.040
sugarcoated (not frank)78.31427.312
straightforward (not cryptic)78.217528.6408
trusting (not charming)78.12925.0387
heroic (not villainous)78.050720.1440
studious (not goof-off)78.046826.8112
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.59027.6314
wooden (not plastic)77.518927.137
meek (not bossy)77.48523.5407
philosophical (not real)77.43224.1240
clean (not perverted)77.139532.630
awkward (not suspicious)76.910523.7404
simple (not complicated)76.84426.5364
hoarder (not unprepared)76.711821.0299
permanent (not transient)76.712126.2122
believable (not poorly-written)76.645317.936
first-mate (not captain)76.528126.2392
conservative (not liberal)76.511330.8132
asexual (not sexual)76.59729.240
statist (not anarchist)76.411630.1161
long-winded (not concise)76.49018.712
bright (not depressed)76.313827.0378
opinionated (not jealous)76.135924.014
🐩 (not 🐒)76.023226.8105
folksy (not presidential)76.017729.242
intellectual (not physical)75.944124.7415
emotional (not unemotional)75.646522.615
social (not reclusive)75.528127.9182
hypochondriac (not stoic)75.49327.47
mundane (not extraordinary)75.35528.7373
🤠 (not 🤑)75.325628.192
tailor (not blacksmith)75.229627.141
tight (not loose)75.036728.249
rigid (not flexible)74.824628.1352
🧠 (not 💪)74.851128.3140
one-faced (not two-faced)74.744333.649
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.713925.1179
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.326522.548
existentialist (not nihilist)74.19728.463
😊 (not 🤣)74.126331.6117
🎨 (not 🏀)74.149426.935
sensible (not ludicrous)73.735529.9386
precise (not vague)73.741427.3267
overprepared (not efficient)73.63333.031
triggered (not trolling)73.621423.143
monastic (not hedonist)73.56028.689
😬 (not 😏)73.512927.4122
🎃 (not 💀)73.219331.931
practical (not imaginative)73.140129.3345
low-tech (not high-tech)73.026024.1333
resourceful (not helpless)73.081427.180
self-improving (not self-destructive)72.917430.029
naive (not paranoid)72.811728.819
luddite (not technophile)72.713427.2321
uncreative (not open to new experinces)72.69929.9394
expressive (not stoic)72.437229.1423
builder (not explorer)72.418726.7377
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.326928.9117
cultured (not rustic)72.337528.119
🧐 (not 😎)72.222228.7115
tiresome (not interesting)72.26327.0344
playful (not shy)71.860724.7409
competent (not incompetent)71.882628.4357
rock (not rap)71.673826.618
minimalist (not pack rat)71.318530.094
gendered (not androgynous)71.294631.8134
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.241522.632
bashful (not exhibitionist)71.29032.540
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.129933.6121
mature (not juvenile)71.144827.587
monochrome (not multicolored)70.925329.862
vulnerable (not armoured)70.617527.6324
Swedish (not Italian)70.517224.828
close-minded (not open-minded)70.420829.5414
unchallenging (not demanding)70.48132.854
biased (not impartial)70.447731.8375
French (not Russian)70.427525.131
literary (not mathematical)70.329729.5337
strict (not lenient)70.143431.0436
frenzied (not sleepy)70.170029.236
treasure (not trash)69.885326.0124
🤖 (not 👻)69.721730.0119
theoretical (not empirical)69.53732.8357
old (not young)69.333315.9419
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.319829.6123
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.026729.885
🧕 (not 💃)68.910134.5183
empath (not psychopath)68.957230.743
serious (not bold)68.823127.4395
obsessed (not aloof)68.746528.9355
confident (not insecure)68.667930.1421
scholarly (not crafty)68.623627.4372
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.630330.841
gregarious (not private)68.526230.7412
protagonist (not antagonist)68.470427.112
coordinated (not clumsy)68.372130.6381
reasoned (not instinctual)68.222131.1383
attentive (not interrupting)68.235836.129
fresh (not stinky)68.169531.3176
high standards (not desperate)67.555732.146
🌟 (not 💩)67.482329.992
lighthearted (not intense)67.418734.735
Pepsi (not Coke)67.46436.052
high IQ (not low IQ)67.4100124.3343
modest (not flamboyant)67.249034.1428
enslaved (not emancipated)67.110431.4294
expressive (not monotone)67.157139.318
concrete (not abstract)67.042332.0120
open (not guarded)66.814733.4365
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.751427.3366
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.471133.5371
corporate (not freelance)66.334934.741
dry (not moist)66.230433.735
💝 (not 💔)66.138634.0169
tactful (not indiscreet)65.956830.6102
linear (not circular)65.921331.931
reasonable (not deranged)65.855731.993
common sense (not analysis)65.715729.012
rich (not poor)65.664018.2328
musical (not off-key)65.626929.742
resolute (not wavering)65.569632.0102
proactive (not reactive)65.519730.28
weird (not normal)65.459230.3424
🎩 (not 🧢)65.254934.696
curious (not apathetic)65.170530.8443
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.016829.734
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.825036.343
predictable (not quirky)64.832736.018
🥰 (not 🙃)64.740834.8195
driven (not unambitious)64.5119631.6370
confidential (not gossiping)64.577433.1367
reassuring (not fearmongering)64.555037.219
profound (not ironic)64.428631.737
equitable (not hypocritical)64.248231.799
legit (not scrub)64.290532.0139
thrifty (not extravagant)64.244630.234
open-book (not secretive)64.027629.740
🐐 (not 🦒)63.950932.9181
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.785031.143
perceptive (not unobservant)63.7106933.928
doer (not thinker)63.569331.354
roundabout (not direct)63.416332.5376
sage (not whippersnapper)63.433830.735
emotional (not logical)63.355231.8393
resigned (not resistant)62.96533.4365
English (not German)62.8112637.032
interested (not bored)62.783029.735
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.643732.5384
sturdy (not flimsy)62.583530.246
🐮 (not 🐷)62.341530.8157
deep (not epic)62.130827.646
codependent (not independent)62.034133.4352
introspective (not not introspective)62.071729.0173
subdued (not exuberant)62.030234.230
chill (not offended)61.632735.933
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)61.636835.143
everyman (not chosen one)61.540337.217
oblivious (not alert)61.431634.9111
puny (not mighty)61.224028.7375
pointed (not random)61.297734.843
hesitant (not decisive)61.124431.9388
noob (not pro)61.022634.0108
punchable (not loveable)60.837631.833
🤡 (not 👽)60.236631.7127
always down (not picky)60.226938.412
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.149635.3419
western (not eastern)59.975637.1170
master (not apprentice)59.786732.2130
subjective (not objective)59.739733.970
orange (not purple)59.645732.7295
🐀 (not 🐘)59.344734.8174
earth (not air)59.281637.241
poetic (not factual)59.142134.642
🤔 (not 🤫)59.067235.9117
cat person (not dog person)59.052838.519
pop (not indie)58.832536.113
enlightened (not lost)58.750030.535
tall (not short)58.673320.3350
leisurely (not hurried)58.641230.1403
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)58.665533.6120
artistic (not scientific)58.558229.5350
🥶 (not 🥵)58.346633.541
deep (not shallow)58.182929.8137
moderate (not extreme)58.039039.2355
egalitarian (not racist)57.9122933.9120
low self esteem (not narcissistic)57.939729.940
disarming (not creepy)57.8100032.6133
rural (not urban)57.732833.4173
winter (not summer)57.661334.310
bold (not shy)57.5125730.4405
opinionated (not neutral)57.5130135.142
libertarian (not socialist)57.463833.7363
political (not nonpolitical)57.473134.5352
charismatic (not uninspiring)57.3116032.5313
timid (not cocky)57.328625.911
neurotypical (not autistic)57.2117432.0377
fixable (not unfixable)57.179833.134
tautology (not oxymoron)57.028541.43
ranged (not melee)56.867332.233
outsider (not insider)56.667033.9247
unassuming (not pretentious)56.547137.3103
knowledgeable (not ignorant)56.5105429.144
slow (not fast)56.328828.4364
📈 (not 📉)56.295133.6113
normie (not freak)56.155437.350
awkward (not charming)56.045331.5452
fantastical (not realistic)56.056235.429
radical (not centrist)55.870839.113
giggling (not chortling)55.538234.747
feminine (not masculine)55.458823.7432
comedic (not dramatic)55.437830.939
playful (not serious)55.053830.9444
fortunate (not unlucky)55.060433.0439
ambitious (not realistic)54.989734.639
dunce (not genius)54.837126.2472
not genocidal (not genocidal)54.8104434.911
feminist (not sexist)54.6100133.8131
wise (not foolish)54.584729.9401
accepting (not judgemental)54.464535.5265
beautiful (not ugly)54.4121332.784
straight (not queer)54.1122937.2141
anxious (not calm)54.088732.5406
Roman (not Greek)54.066535.328
😜 (not 🤐)53.967834.0107
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)53.869433.1308
🥳 (not 🥴)53.557134.3101
thick (not thin)53.455325.7261
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.976032.5385
authoritarian (not democratic)52.966135.9358
traumatized (not flourishing)52.5100534.834
no-nonsense (not dramatic)52.470432.0149
exaggerating (not factual)52.377033.146
🛌 (not 🧗)52.253637.6167
stylish (not slovenly)52.1100032.2402
funny (not humorless)52.191528.5410
decorative (not utilitarian)51.950333.780
pensive (not serene)51.9133235.034
princess (not queen)51.859033.013
mainstream (not arcane)51.662638.2386
🥾 (not 👟)51.675238.0109
attractive (not repulsive)51.5118928.5411
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)51.582830.9333
still (not twitchy)51.558636.441
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.466536.7277
tense (not relaxed)51.3124634.2465
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.380436.3182
quiet (not loud)51.270631.2443
metaphorical (not literal)51.248335.4349
whimsical (not rational)51.061234.0402
important (not irrelevant)51.0134530.4182
geriatric (not vibrant)50.841432.934
sane (not crazy)50.677631.8100
🦄 (not 🐴)50.470038.599
specialist (not generalist)50.5106637.455
regular (not zany)50.566233.899

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 (0.802)
  2. Francis Mulcahy (0.801)
  3. Kenneth Parcell (0.794)
  4. Melanie Hamilton (0.793)
  5. Doc (0.786)
  6. Meg March (0.769)
  7. Jimmy Palmer (0.764)
  8. Charlotte York (0.762)
  9. Dr. James Wilson (0.762)
  10. Marge Simpson (0.751)
  1. John Murphy (-0.712)
  2. John Bender (-0.704)
  3. Billy Hargrove (-0.676)
  4. Jian-Yang (-0.661)
  5. Noah Puckerman (-0.652)
  6. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.647)
  7. Sid Phillips (-0.642)
  8. April Ludgate (-0.639)
  9. Rick Sanchez (-0.628)
  10. Maeby Funke (-0.625)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.22)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.13)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.09)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.01)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.08)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.09)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.12)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.12)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.15)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.16)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.17)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.22)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.32)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.34)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.35)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.37)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.37)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.4)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.41)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.48)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.65)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.66)


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