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Seth Personality Statistics

Seth is a character from Superbad. 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
juvenile (not mature)89.12110.2125
impatient (not patient)88.64212.8173
indulgent (not sober)87.14114.9323
self-destructive (not self-improving)87.13412.616
thick (not thin)87.02416.4331
goof-off (not studious)86.93814.267
mischievous (not well behaved)86.911815.1355
loud (not quiet)86.67814.8314
lewd (not tasteful)86.31817.2315
lustful (not chaste)86.15117.1317
funny (not humorless)86.16216.0313
nerd (not jock)85.811815.7332
dramatic (not no-nonsense)85.86312.6168
expressive (not stoic)85.27317.0297
chaotic (not orderly)85.27714.7321
chatty (not reserved)84.910316.9302
slacker (not workaholic)84.62518.2114
young (not old)84.49817.2318
disorganized (not self-disciplined)84.23414.6304
English (not German)83.95724.420
scandalous (not proper)83.99016.0322
messy (not neat)83.85013.5317
impulsive (not cautious)83.79120.4310
plays hard (not works hard)83.14217.4328
rebellious (not obedient)83.017118.0321
moody (not stable)82.613513.2301
sarcastic (not genuine)82.27519.6291
Italian (not Swedish)82.24720.712
🤣 (not 😊)82.12120.167
clumsy (not coordinated)82.14315.0346
outlaw (not sheriff)81.811017.4332
ludicrous (not sensible)81.45517.2310
arrogant (not humble)81.317718.0313
foolish (not wise)81.35314.2319
unpolished (not eloquent)81.15419.7296
night owl (not morning lark)80.912716.6323
emotional (not logical)80.99717.6354
persistent (not quitter)80.951219.660
biased (not impartial)80.611717.4318
edgy (not politically correct)80.611819.3330
backdoor (not official)80.59918.3352
crafty (not scholarly)80.59815.0400
straight (not queer)80.430221.6169
ignorant (not knowledgeable)80.03718.910
jealous (not compersive)79.88517.3304
drop out (not valedictorian)79.86720.165
🛌 (not 🧗)79.83824.1116
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)79.421723.917
outsider (not insider)79.35320.0338
fast-talking (not slow-talking)79.311420.819
selfish (not altruistic)79.114619.4325
heathen (not devout)79.15521.1300
anxious (not calm)79.012317.8278
extreme (not moderate)78.922619.4316
gossiping (not confidential)78.99621.3372
🐐 (not 🦒)78.82319.9111
spontaneous (not scheduled)78.812822.4335
off-key (not musical)78.84313.313
gregarious (not private)78.57221.6341
freelance (not corporate)78.417820.318
feisty (not gracious)78.422617.9283
scruffy (not manicured)78.311919.0377
gendered (not androgynous)78.341826.8151
lost (not enlightened)78.27517.821
instinctual (not reasoned)78.012321.2317
child free (not pronatalist)77.913923.9232
codependent (not independent)77.86223.7388
sexist (not feminist)77.89020.889
bossy (not meek)77.731922.0364
weird (not normal)77.615817.4365
unorthodox (not traditional)77.516220.8110
atheist (not theist)77.412620.985
disreputable (not prestigious)77.37119.7315
head@clouds (not down2earth)77.09922.5347
wild (not tame)77.022620.5317
competitive (not cooperative)76.827322.2343
bold (not serious)76.812520.2328
rude (not respectful)76.612322.3296
lowbrow (not highbrow)76.63222.9250
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)76.619322.7370
💃 (not 🧕)76.519623.5118
crazy (not sane)76.312918.164
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.125526.3322
unprepared (not hoarder)76.03421.1305
imaginative (not practical)75.98323.5287
unambiguous (not mysterious)75.89121.7368
pack rat (not minimalist)75.84720.878
😜 (not 🤐)75.813226.272
hypocritical (not equitable)75.510819.7125
experimental (not reliable)75.512322.825
zany (not regular)75.417221.669
skeptical (not spiritual)75.330023.0286
short (not tall)75.210215.5318
judgemental (not accepting)75.220223.5335
debased (not pure)75.116722.9329
🤡 (not 👽)74.85027.656
rugged (not refined)74.515720.5332
cringeworthy (not inspiring)74.411723.1113
oblivious (not alert)74.47119.555
modern (not historical)74.314022.2298
privileged (not oppressed)74.335627.817
obsessed (not aloof)74.018026.2307
whippersnapper (not sage)74.07426.225
whimsical (not rational)73.913022.8302
anarchist (not statist)73.811020.0104
flamboyant (not modest)73.819122.8316
slovenly (not stylish)73.78521.5329
awkward (not charming)73.610120.8308
🐒 (not 🐩)73.610126.968
exuberant (not subdued)73.319828.09
😈 (not 😇)73.219022.673
idealist (not realist)73.111627.6118
extrovert (not introvert)72.924023.8322
explorer (not builder)72.814622.4350
deranged (not reasonable)72.814419.293
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)72.818322.274
awkward (not suspicious)72.710124.4320
insulting (not complimentary)72.618425.7114
barbaric (not civilized)72.58919.3319
playful (not shy)72.535123.8305
👟 (not 🥾)72.513829.265
hedonist (not monastic)72.313228.655
incompetent (not competent)72.35320.5325
bold (not shy)72.258423.6318
cannibal (not vegan)71.919427.629
playful (not serious)71.615326.3315
🐿 (not 🦇)71.519225.269
stinky (not fresh)71.49522.8106
slothful (not active)71.23624.9308
indiscreet (not tactful)71.25525.969
dorky (not cool)71.115921.671
intimate (not formal)70.913921.797
unobservant (not perceptive)70.84530.613
dunce (not genius)70.58418.8319
noob (not pro)70.47527.370
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.315524.3342
straightforward (not cryptic)70.229427.9286
traumatized (not flourishing)70.229324.621
quarrelsome (not warm)70.030424.7348
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.030324.4309
🐷 (not 🐮)70.08323.696
repulsive (not attractive)69.910319.6300
mad (not glad)69.926125.676
lenient (not strict)69.817728.4348
open-book (not secretive)69.711228.218
shallow (not deep)69.611923.995
creative (not conventional)69.523724.2301
vain (not demure)69.526925.4283
🧢 (not 🎩)69.422030.062
intense (not lighthearted)69.442030.630
demonic (not angelic)69.318918.4311
deviant (not average)69.332124.7316
avant-garde (not classical)69.311922.5101
brave (not careful)69.031223.4313
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.524524.1299
folksy (not presidential)68.520518.910
rough (not smooth)68.419222.5308
tense (not relaxed)68.451226.0297
important (not irrelevant)68.455727.0108
cunning (not honorable)68.222425.1363
lazy (not diligent)68.04725.2328
resistant (not resigned)68.041124.6282
circular (not linear)68.010827.022
flimsy (not sturdy)67.911523.512
spontaneous (not deliberate)67.815529.8338
involved (not remote)67.840325.3274
frenzied (not sleepy)67.548221.828
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)67.325625.775
western (not eastern)67.222731.884
🙃 (not 🥰)67.222028.1104
bookish (not sporty)67.141721.3289
poisonous (not nurturing)66.921624.9162
😎 (not 🧐)66.926227.765
nonpolitical (not political)66.414229.4255
orange (not purple)66.314827.8242
salacious (not wholesome)66.124226.667
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)65.848423.264
moist (not dry)65.815429.916
poor (not rich)65.720818.2304
assertive (not passive)65.755627.6354
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.754726.6291
not introspective (not introspective)65.311227.897
unlucky (not fortunate)65.225325.2310
artistic (not scientific)64.824824.9269
urban (not rural)64.847926.7100
overspender (not penny-pincher)64.821929.0111
libertarian (not socialist)64.520527.2245
ugly (not beautiful)64.410428.7112
vengeful (not forgiving)64.235726.0302
soft (not hard)64.226125.4303
spicy (not mild)64.243427.2287
romantic (not dispassionate)64.249226.220
creepy (not disarming)64.014224.2172
punchable (not loveable)64.021832.219
ferocious (not pacifist)63.944126.0315
pretentious (not unassuming)63.837926.453
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.741734.716
slow (not fast)63.410725.8305
🤺 (not 🏌)63.451529.275
👻 (not 🤖)63.124829.865
💩 (not 🌟)63.114625.271
insecure (not confident)63.015528.8358
bitter (not sweet)63.033825.8309
curious (not apathetic)62.950928.3330
astonishing (not methodical)62.817427.2276
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.812630.7331
scrub (not legit)62.811226.3102
authoritarian (not democratic)62.529429.0299
low IQ (not high IQ)62.48623.0301
believable (not poorly-written)62.474128.621
lavish (not frugal)62.229028.9305
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.229830.7106
masculine (not feminine)62.148421.1311
social (not reclusive)61.136627.2127
stuttering (not rhythmic)60.815129.120
miserable (not joyful)60.646924.871
domestic (not industrial)60.526126.788
suspicious (not trusting)60.446027.7299
puny (not mighty)60.415523.4331
sickly (not healthy)60.315223.4299
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.338931.571
dominant (not submissive)60.157430.0314
animalistic (not human)60.117828.9316
depressed (not bright)59.929122.4315
multicolored (not monochrome)59.929429.9100
kinky (not vanilla)59.835728.3293
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.832934.8312
captain (not first-mate)59.638331.8353
real (not philosophical)59.454530.1276
soft (not hard)59.331827.695
decisive (not hesitant)59.261430.4343
extraordinary (not mundane)59.057129.0315
literary (not mathematical)58.944122.3264
hurried (not leisurely)58.940831.3390
loyal (not traitorous)58.869728.1342
vague (not precise)58.818127.5303
direct (not roundabout)58.760833.9328
gatherer (not hunter)58.636129.921
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.539028.4284
abstract (not concrete)58.426131.671
emancipated (not enslaved)58.357128.1303
vulnerable (not armoured)58.323730.6314
🤔 (not 🤫)58.243633.758
🥳 (not 🥴)58.124431.269
low-tech (not high-tech)58.040923.8281
factual (not poetic)57.945026.114
transient (not permanent)57.823927.3142
🤑 (not 🤠)57.731733.271
vibrant (not geriatric)57.559028.117
apprentice (not master)57.325929.1156
🧠 (not 💪)57.263727.878
punk rock (not preppy)57.232525.523
technophile (not luddite)57.133724.4268
macho (not metrosexual)57.128827.716
soulful (not soulless)57.067227.0118
interesting (not tiresome)56.962128.1308
melee (not ranged)56.725028.820
open (not guarded)56.416630.3303
resourceful (not helpless)56.477930.6112
offended (not chill)56.350327.921
sad (not happy)56.055222.9317
charming (not trusting)55.847724.9284
repetitive (not varied)55.754129.4155
family-first (not work-first)55.639829.9317
decorative (not utilitarian)55.623732.1110
pessimistic (not optimistic)55.445332.2307
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.424933.113
overprepared (not efficient)55.412930.112
💔 (not 💝)55.239830.4110
heroic (not villainous)55.067323.3331
egalitarian (not racist)55.078329.164
close-minded (not open-minded)54.931229.1396
😬 (not 😏)54.934232.578
loose (not tight)54.925234.020
warm (not cold)54.846027.1329
physical (not intellectual)54.630527.9303
resolute (not wavering)54.668825.260
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.538126.9220
simple (not complicated)54.525129.8347
beta (not alpha)54.532631.2313
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.371028.556
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.339634.518
subjective (not objective)54.043634.697
rigid (not flexible)53.952429.8294
worldly (not innocent)53.866828.6289
liberal (not conservative)53.856128.354
🐘 (not 🐀)53.845132.0109
variable (not consistent)53.829933.714
trolling (not triggered)53.827729.024
individualist (not communal)53.756431.394
arcane (not mainstream)53.351629.6313
blacksmith (not tailor)53.331327.412
cruel (not kind)53.226023.2279
trash (not treasure)53.119629.789
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.026029.1215
driven (not unambitious)52.988030.9328
sunny (not gloomy)52.938420.914
theoretical (not empirical)52.823830.5262
metaphorical (not literal)52.826629.9301
sheltered (not street-smart)52.732927.7328
Russian (not French)52.631931.714
giggling (not chortling)52.628431.429
basic (not hipster)52.464528.7305
generalist (not specialist)52.429331.689
😭 (not 😀)52.348431.875
nihilist (not existentialist)52.231431.886
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)52.170028.360
📈 (not 📉)51.868430.079
Roman (not Greek)51.847031.310
neurotypical (not autistic)51.782427.5276
go-getter (not slugabed)51.784330.852
🐴 (not 🦄)51.755431.653
angry (not good-humored)51.445228.0299
sorrowful (not cheery)51.261125.6335
unfixable (not fixable)50.938432.126

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Erlich Bachman (0.825)
  2. Ben Chang (0.822)
  3. Ziggy Sobotka (0.818)
  4. Hannah Horvath (0.796)
  5. Ringo (0.796)
  1. Alfred Pennyworth (-0.624)
  2. Carlisle Cullen (-0.611)
  3. Sun-Hwa Kwon (-0.591)
  4. Tom Hagen (-0.591)
  5. Elsie Carson (-0.587)

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: ENTP (r = 0.52)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.34)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.27)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.27)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.26)
  7. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.15)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.12)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.12)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.02)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.06)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.07)
  13. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.07)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.11)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.11)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.14)
  17. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.2)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.21)
  19. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.23)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.3)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.31)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.32)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.38)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.66)

Notes

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