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SpongeBob SquarePants Descriptive Personality Statistics

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SpongeBob SquarePants is a character from SpongeBob SquarePants.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
extrovert (not introvert)98.913.521
chatty (not reserved)98.015.620
optimistic (not pessimistic)97.325.638
happy (not sad)97.316.422
sunny (not gloomy)97.216.826
summer (not winter)96.825.831
forgiving (not vengeful)96.325.825
motivated (not unmotivated)96.2226.725
open (not guarded)96.017.728
fantastical (not realistic)95.726.726
playful (not shy)95.6137.022
social (not reclusive)95.638.329
😜 (not 🤐)95.577.120
joyful (not miserable)95.339.522
loud (not quiet)95.12012.728
flower child (not goth)94.8911.545
playful (not serious)94.768.032
emotional (not logical)94.548.622
open-book (not secretive)94.418.225
active (not slothful)94.4138.518
warm (not cold)94.3107.821
exuberant (not subdued)94.3610.623
soulful (not soulless)94.2208.325
ambitious (not realistic)94.1311.323
🦄 (not 🐴)94.01410.823
emotional (not unemotional)94.0169.823
sweet (not bitter)93.9911.329
main character (not side character)93.910215.0155
bright (not depressed)93.8315.522
fast-talking (not slow-talking)93.7108.822
frenzied (not sleepy)93.529.625
expressive (not stoic)93.4138.229
vibrant (not geriatric)93.1148.824
kind (not cruel)92.7629.929
involved (not remote)92.739.621
🌟 (not 💩)92.72515.531
good-humored (not angry)92.61910.328
loyal (not traitorous)92.312712.029
imaginative (not practical)92.31318.620
expressive (not monotone)92.34121.030
asexual (not sexual)91.51113.935
protagonist (not antagonist)91.53418.925
impulsive (not cautious)91.34919.630
💃 (not 🧕)91.34414.334
good-cook (not bad-cook)91.3920.132
ADHD (not OCD)91.3910.627
trusting (not suspicious)91.2310.423
spontaneous (not deliberate)91.2817.622
gullible (not cynical)91.2815.723
twitchy (not still)91.11718.924
love-focused (not money-focused)91.17018.934
accepting (not judgemental)91.12119.132
soft (not hard)90.81811.629
juvenile (not mature)90.23313.329
folksy (not presidential)90.1610.019
naive (not paranoid)90.1416.223
whimsical (not rational)89.91818.134
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.710023.827
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)89.710416.832
morning lark (not night owl)89.7821.126
goof-off (not studious)89.64223.119
bold (not shy)89.529412.027
weird (not normal)89.55519.329
cheesy (not chic)89.41118.918
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)89.21223.534
idealist (not realist)89.01720.728
short (not tall)88.95214.5503
bold (not serious)88.82215.834
touchy-feely (not distant)88.72520.135
flexible (not rigid)88.5715.624
generous (not stingy)88.44916.827
heroic (not villainous)88.417815.239
metrosexual (not macho)88.31613.722
workaholic (not slacker)88.123719.727
interested (not bored)88.02524.121
creative (not conventional)87.96415.837
complimentary (not insulting)87.93122.729
wholesome (not salacious)87.74719.725
young (not old)87.610016.021
giggling (not chortling)87.6128.128
cheery (not sorrowful)87.54522.334
persistent (not quitter)87.553616.222
random (not pointed)87.52421.919
driven (not unambitious)87.434722.032
curious (not apathetic)87.35520.735
😀 (not 😭)87.31926.120
🤠 (not 🤑)87.14218.024
oblivious (not alert)87.03323.423
open-minded (not close-minded)86.95318.031
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.82418.836
go-getter (not slugabed)86.816321.421
lenient (not strict)86.73916.731
artistic (not scientific)86.78315.729
funny (not humorless)86.512718.730
yes-man (not contrarian)86.4825.030
giving (not receiving)86.47817.118
innocent (not worldly)86.02323.031
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.77126.329
wild (not tame)85.519722.121
innocent (not jaded)85.33019.524
pacifist (not ferocious)85.22920.720
diligent (not lazy)85.160917.122
moist (not dry)85.0922.927
often crying (not never cries)85.04518.229
one-faced (not two-faced)84.916522.927
warm (not quarrelsome)84.46020.928
soft (not hard)84.27423.026
astonishing (not methodical)83.91516.720
pure (not debased)83.88320.026
multicolored (not monochrome)83.89329.321
🎃 (not 💀)83.83321.022
🧗 (not 🛌)83.722926.226
💝 (not 💔)83.67525.621
gregarious (not private)83.56622.919
explorer (not builder)83.56920.735
devoted (not unfaithful)83.453021.831
submissive (not dominant)83.37024.733
🎨 (not 🏀)83.327015.821
unambiguous (not mysterious)83.23423.020
lover (not fighter)83.28625.929
😇 (not 😈)83.114023.225
😎 (not 🧐)82.616621.522
water (not fire)82.45129.633
orange (not purple)82.44424.023
blissful (not haunted)82.32228.032
literary (not mathematical)82.08018.420
glad (not mad)82.08226.022
indiscreet (not tactful)82.02326.122
exaggerating (not factual)81.918422.521
white knight (not bad boy)81.919724.419
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.739025.425
epic (not deep)81.63719.825
healthy (not sickly)81.627819.321
abstract (not concrete)81.55528.727
🥳 (not 🥴)81.43628.824
egalitarian (not racist)81.264923.230
grateful (not entitled)81.211827.822
on-time (not tardy)81.141526.631
chaotic (not orderly)81.023325.823
🐿 (not 🦇)81.014825.126
hypochondriac (not stoic)80.84025.426
vulnerable (not armoured)80.76125.830
altruistic (not selfish)80.420826.332
English (not German)80.328528.638
always down (not picky)80.31528.523
extreme (not moderate)80.239126.125
awkward (not suspicious)80.17321.135
treasure (not trash)80.157820.329
liberal (not conservative)80.020424.623
nerd (not jock)79.838825.425
important (not irrelevant)79.667427.731
quirky (not predictable)79.612835.522
intimate (not formal)79.38826.031
ignorant (not knowledgeable)79.27022.328
queer (not straight)78.99830.123
angelic (not demonic)78.626325.327
preppy (not punk rock)78.631525.739
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.351934.823
trolling (not triggered)78.14420.623
genuine (not sarcastic)78.022332.422
crazy (not sane)78.023926.528
romantic (not dispassionate)78.038525.624
overachiever (not underachiever)78.063729.729
🤡 (not 👽)77.76926.938
puny (not mighty)77.55126.621
nonpolitical (not political)77.56333.723
meek (not bossy)77.210525.636
self-assured (not self-conscious)77.233325.429
loose (not tight)77.210830.425
socialist (not libertarian)77.11227.722
flimsy (not sturdy)77.05826.023
gatherer (not hunter)77.019116.420
focused on the present (not focused on the future)76.96829.527
equitable (not hypocritical)76.916526.225
flamboyant (not modest)76.828428.226
doer (not thinker)76.829726.128
autistic (not neurotypical)76.62525.930
deranged (not reasonable)76.622819.423
decorative (not utilitarian)76.69626.834
communal (not individualist)76.64626.331
cooperative (not competitive)76.515729.935
confident (not insecure)76.553123.531
dramatic (not no-nonsense)76.529531.734
clumsy (not coordinated)76.415927.321
lighthearted (not intense)76.29933.543
humble (not arrogant)76.122328.437
anxious (not calm)76.131023.532
crafty (not scholarly)76.132925.433
spelunker (not claustrophobic)75.815026.633
empath (not psychopath)75.648428.331
extraordinary (not mundane)75.054530.222
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.035523.323
spiritual (not skeptical)74.89224.923
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)74.826226.736
nurturing (not poisonous)74.850627.323
👻 (not 🤖)74.816421.426
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.656031.126
opinionated (not jealous)74.653622.628
zany (not regular)74.535726.825
chivalrous (not businesslike)74.519425.021
dunce (not genius)74.49528.125
🥰 (not 🙃)74.422335.225
🐀 (not 🐘)74.315321.423
sheltered (not street-smart)74.218035.228
physical (not intellectual)74.121427.522
fresh (not stinky)74.065232.626
instinctual (not reasoned)73.937232.628
apprentice (not master)73.816933.926
unorthodox (not traditional)73.844734.026
unchallenging (not demanding)73.85829.830
foolish (not wise)73.721925.528
feminist (not sexist)73.672830.528
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.624327.334
dorky (not cool)73.525829.732
oxymoron (not tautology)73.53926.519
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.336629.031
impatient (not patient)73.153627.324
pop (not indie)73.110829.631
honorable (not cunning)73.043629.922
whippersnapper (not sage)72.913228.523
comedic (not dramatic)72.913030.321
respectful (not rude)72.853825.032
fast (not slow)72.566334.234
child free (not pronatalist)72.539934.422
clean (not perverted)72.467231.124
compersive (not jealous)72.123427.327
🐒 (not 🐩)71.923230.422
prideful (not envious)71.462323.517
freak (not normie)71.339928.636
accommodating (not stubborn)71.311328.223
fortunate (not unlucky)71.021725.628
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.071827.832
low IQ (not high IQ)70.88725.724
gossiping (not confidential)70.727131.738
androgynous (not gendered)70.73025.626
resolute (not wavering)70.762231.418
exhibitionist (not bashful)70.648532.832
incompetent (not competent)70.611627.628
disarming (not creepy)70.571822.824
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)70.465132.022
unassuming (not pretentious)70.318135.926
straightforward (not cryptic)70.255132.224
interrupting (not attentive)70.236630.520
ironic (not profound)70.219932.426
poetic (not factual)70.024325.423
western (not eastern)69.937431.831
democratic (not authoritarian)69.839632.720
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.253534.124
rock (not rap)69.2105927.120
📈 (not 📉)69.147733.134
existentialist (not nihilist)68.931225.926
overspender (not penny-pincher)68.634928.134
air (not earth)68.511735.225
unobservant (not perceptive)68.410129.324
transparent (not machiavellian)68.430336.826
first-mate (not captain)68.354036.619
beautiful (not ugly)68.2118929.824
French (not Russian)68.242630.824
sugarcoated (not frank)67.86829.724
indulgent (not sober)67.755334.925
🐷 (not 🐮)67.518528.423
pack rat (not minimalist)67.327325.329
interesting (not tiresome)66.988136.826
musical (not off-key)66.831334.222
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)66.629335.436
deviant (not average)66.470529.122
hedonist (not monastic)66.439727.328
devout (not heathen)66.048226.121
washed (not muddy)66.076036.130
obsessed (not aloof)65.967336.822
codependent (not independent)65.932131.237
tailor (not blacksmith)65.971924.831
enslaved (not emancipated)65.714132.121
extravagant (not thrifty)65.753633.723
disorganized (not self-disciplined)65.629837.121
weakass (not badass)65.621125.733
scandalous (not proper)65.562430.522
flourishing (not traumatized)65.518031.319
chosen one (not everyman)65.356029.331
resigned (not resistant)65.05331.824
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.051237.921
prestigious (not disreputable)64.979735.722
ludicrous (not sensible)64.841035.027
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.786135.627
spontaneous (not scheduled)64.456837.328
politically correct (not edgy)64.344134.822
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)64.334128.423
outsider (not insider)64.253133.640
avant-garde (not classical)63.937531.320
😏 (not 😬)63.964725.625
flirtatious (not prudish)63.967934.340
relaxed (not tense)63.819236.925
privileged (not oppressed)63.895031.126
plastic (not wooden)63.819533.928
long-winded (not concise)63.537931.523
modern (not historical)63.469830.129
desperate (not high standards)63.435728.934
mainstream (not arcane)63.231934.830
works hard (not plays hard)63.099031.023
🤣 (not 😊)62.940438.030
neat (not messy)62.891933.329
frugal (not lavish)62.269728.324
🐐 (not 🦒)61.779338.621
experimental (not reliable)61.756734.529
repetitive (not varied)61.467032.925
princess (not queen)61.442631.121
low-tech (not high-tech)61.366032.725
atheist (not theist)61.184932.319
generalist (not specialist)61.122534.526
poor (not rich)61.053222.621
thin (not thick)61.085327.530
vanilla (not kinky)60.965536.724
cringeworthy (not inspiring)60.949333.122
luddite (not technophile)60.855825.737
animalistic (not human)60.730134.035
gracious (not feisty)60.730033.626
domestic (not industrial)60.650733.625
enlightened (not lost)60.655235.331
simple (not complicated)60.529333.835
work-first (not family-first)60.572933.926
tasteful (not lewd)60.4102129.927
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.169131.228
brave (not careful)59.9100728.426
manicured (not scruffy)59.8107830.726
Greek (not Roman)59.828428.526
🧢 (not 🎩)59.772640.024
🤔 (not 🤫)59.679831.643
shallow (not deep)59.440833.838
variable (not consistent)59.342537.528
overprepared (not efficient)59.218635.328
gamer (not non-gamer)59.247639.318
smooth (not rough)59.170131.329
beta (not alpha)59.054138.627
hurried (not leisurely)58.883930.424
permanent (not transient)58.877236.621
barbaric (not civilized)58.543827.724
melee (not ranged)58.439035.320
obedient (not rebellious)58.255831.927
vegan (not cannibal)58.183134.123
🥵 (not 🥶)58.083232.432
corporate (not freelance)57.661135.620
charming (not awkward)57.4107734.523
outlaw (not sheriff)57.484035.524
drop out (not valedictorian)57.452133.329
🏌 (not 🤺)57.327040.521
👟 (not 🥾)57.278937.230
roundabout (not direct)57.033031.525
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')57.023339.628
believable (not poorly-written)57.0174025.634
cocky (not timid)56.8131129.127
chill (not offended)56.758536.219
unfixable (not fixable)56.552431.736
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.5111239.935
moody (not stable)56.1117733.635
sporty (not bookish)56.166729.525
loveable (not punchable)56.1113531.523
neutral (not opinionated)56.114334.829
metaphorical (not literal)56.043238.122
mild (not spicy)56.057434.020
empirical (not theoretical)55.987538.924
serene (not pensive)55.815832.628
trusting (not charming)55.571235.228
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.570828.626
linear (not circular)55.477440.025
hoarder (not unprepared)54.8111231.720
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.681336.622
reactive (not proactive)54.591035.719
🧠 (not 💪)54.0133123.928
trendy (not vintage)53.845030.731
scrub (not legit)53.734633.022
self-destructive (not self-improving)53.697633.627
cat person (not dog person)53.689938.229
resourceful (not helpless)53.4162432.236
lowbrow (not highbrow)52.856938.533
pro (not noob)52.8145136.721
centrist (not radical)52.874829.919
rugged (not refined)52.780132.327
hesitant (not decisive)52.651435.329
hipster (not basic)52.568033.622
not introspective (not introspective)52.551335.619
repulsive (not attractive)52.441834.726
passive (not assertive)52.447935.428
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.4136336.425
feminine (not masculine)52.377927.824
slovenly (not stylish)52.364631.823
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.3114129.725
real (not philosophical)52.2132834.136
common sense (not analysis)52.272232.020
Coke (not Pepsi)52.099135.928
vain (not demure)51.996833.528
unpolished (not eloquent)51.872535.930
impartial (not biased)51.735736.223
Swedish (not Italian)51.788932.131
cultured (not rustic)51.7124028.920
vague (not precise)51.554034.923
statist (not anarchist)51.1102931.923
chaste (not lustful)51.082131.021
mischievous (not well behaved)51.0115429.520
backdoor (not official)50.1111431.824
urban (not rural)50.1144733.027
subjective (not objective)50.2105339.424

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Olaf (0.878)
  2. Pinkie Pie (0.872)
  3. Kimmy Schmidt (0.864)
  4. Phil Dunphy (0.859)
  5. Dory (0.826)
  6. Kelly Erin Hannon (0.813)
  7. Donkey (0.813)
  8. Ducky (0.8)
  9. Merry Brandybuck (0.794)
  10. Fez (0.789)
  1. Squidward Tentacles (-0.649)
  2. Cho Sang-woo (-0.607)
  3. Stanley Hudson (-0.586)
  4. Thomas Matthews (-0.579)
  5. Michael Groff (-0.578)
  6. Vicious (-0.574)
  7. Tywin Lannister (-0.572)
  8. Emilio Barzini (-0.568)
  9. Doc (-0.559)
  10. Alexander Conklin (-0.557)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with SpongeBob SquarePants to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way SpongeBob SquarePants is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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