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Bob Kelso Descriptive Personality Statistics

Bob Kelso is a character from Scrubs.

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 1,750 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
old (not young)95.497.038
corporate (not freelance)95.047.641
cocky (not timid)92.75813.023
demanding (not unchallenging)92.26211.273
cynical (not gullible)91.0299.627
sarcastic (not genuine)90.92411.052
narcissistic (not low self esteem)90.95111.155
bold (not shy)90.225110.541
privileged (not oppressed)90.29413.245
master (not apprentice)90.011911.647
hard (not soft)89.55610.532
stubborn (not accommodating)89.413512.378
quarrelsome (not warm)89.38714.653
bossy (not meek)89.115917.429
machiavellian (not transparent)89.0239.023
rigid (not flexible)88.94111.033
fearmongering (not reassuring)88.93915.117
entitled (not grateful)88.710710.464
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)88.64818.973
vintage (not trendy)88.44215.061
intense (not lighthearted)88.314716.438
contrarian (not yes-man)88.32620.618
arrogant (not humble)88.015711.234
skeptical (not spiritual)87.85210.244
stingy (not generous)87.76417.989
money-focused (not love-focused)87.67716.623
rich (not poor)87.522610.135
sexist (not feminist)87.55014.067
cannibal (not vegan)87.45313.833
competitive (not cooperative)87.122815.130
decisive (not hesitant)87.011915.234
judgemental (not accepting)86.913717.132
straight (not queer)86.915722.348
jaded (not innocent)86.813112.816
work-first (not family-first)86.711916.869
insulting (not complimentary)86.77417.139
guarded (not open)86.420314.728
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)86.3369.944
conservative (not liberal)86.14420.376
dry (not moist)85.91216.536
dominant (not submissive)85.830117.868
hard (not soft)85.612217.872
conventional (not creative)85.64122.162
selfish (not altruistic)85.215118.676
armoured (not vulnerable)85.09620.556
captain (not first-mate)84.722018.756
businesslike (not chivalrous)84.68621.161
rude (not respectful)84.59816.662
authoritarian (not democratic)84.311527.639
hunter (not gatherer)84.117125.136
interrupting (not attentive)84.110422.267
frank (not sugarcoated)84.020426.429
historical (not modern)83.95115.134
pretentious (not unassuming)83.913719.087
mad (not glad)83.811816.063
intellectual (not physical)83.726117.938
strict (not lenient)83.416318.748
sheriff (not outlaw)83.313920.546
monochrome (not multicolored)83.35822.436
worldly (not innocent)83.224713.652
impatient (not patient)83.222719.666
formal (not intimate)83.27619.960
never cries (not often crying)83.216322.413
persistent (not quitter)83.083920.469
scientific (not artistic)82.917717.837
cold (not warm)82.914917.739
bitter (not sweet)82.916919.437
uncreative (not open to new experinces)82.73021.347
distant (not touchy-feely)82.713723.026
vengeful (not forgiving)82.624818.542
pessimistic (not optimistic)82.57816.336
feisty (not gracious)82.523117.951
receiving (not giving)82.512419.021
practical (not imaginative)82.415819.669
pro (not noob)82.442821.974
opinionated (not neutral)82.450321.985
methodical (not astonishing)82.48419.750
fire (not water)82.327121.766
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.222723.436
direct (not roundabout)82.223624.235
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.016423.345
alpha (not beta)82.037120.468
close-minded (not open-minded)82.09418.140
demonic (not angelic)81.915417.045
soulless (not soulful)81.98719.442
masculine (not feminine)81.844222.944
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)81.710624.946
vain (not demure)81.715123.150
🙃 (not 🥰)81.69520.565
stoic (not expressive)81.38016.127
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.350521.430
😈 (not 😇)81.022221.477
gendered (not androgynous)80.952027.663
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.84124.368
non-gamer (not gamer)80.819129.078
debased (not pure)80.518214.739
🤑 (not 🤠)80.513725.089
picky (not always down)80.512523.115
low-tech (not high-tech)80.410919.447
geriatric (not vibrant)80.31219.243
concrete (not abstract)80.29322.778
psychopath (not empath)80.218920.461
unemotional (not emotional)80.25226.525
assertive (not passive)80.144626.335
biased (not impartial)80.018324.642
resolute (not wavering)80.023023.889
suspicious (not awkward)79.924026.035
prideful (not envious)79.915525.787
high standards (not desperate)79.923225.474
cruel (not kind)79.814517.443
queen (not princess)79.831719.512
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)79.76424.060
logical (not emotional)79.514024.951
confident (not insecure)79.540828.355
basic (not hipster)79.514926.135
🎩 (not 🧢)79.430222.364
valedictorian (not drop out)79.348524.472
builder (not explorer)79.35821.136
paranoid (not naive)79.311513.322
realist (not idealist)79.212326.277
pensive (not serene)79.212021.352
💀 (not 🎃)79.116124.962
dispassionate (not romantic)78.96218.855
tight (not loose)78.729223.644
🥶 (not 🥵)78.65627.263
salacious (not wholesome)78.520020.288
opinionated (not jealous)78.529727.425
poisonous (not nurturing)78.322918.433
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.210425.771
utilitarian (not decorative)78.215623.640
linear (not circular)78.12927.136
miserable (not joyful)78.123820.275
antagonist (not protagonist)78.012519.923
bookish (not sporty)77.951920.647
apathetic (not curious)77.81622.638
🧠 (not 💪)77.851822.799
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)77.619228.434
rock (not rap)77.642422.919
suspicious (not trusting)77.433120.945
high IQ (not low IQ)77.382320.055
luddite (not technophile)77.25825.539
bored (not interested)77.12324.671
🏌 (not 🤺)77.02929.487
sturdy (not flimsy)77.043223.334
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.741627.952
secretive (not open-book)76.445223.843
serious (not playful)76.347322.440
factual (not poetic)76.225119.935
neat (not messy)76.247522.080
efficient (not overprepared)76.216218.148
individualist (not communal)76.135026.249
presidential (not folksy)76.127523.542
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)76.023124.793
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.942420.952
private (not gregarious)75.834924.148
🐴 (not 🦄)75.725229.063
ferocious (not pacifist)75.546819.451
gloomy (not sunny)75.534122.451
repulsive (not attractive)75.410319.847
on-time (not tardy)75.362227.881
two-faced (not one-faced)74.923131.780
angry (not good-humored)74.819523.535
chortling (not giggling)74.825123.849
traditional (not unorthodox)74.720327.348
🛌 (not 🧗)74.412222.879
nihilist (not existentialist)74.33426.142
realistic (not fantastical)74.334127.477
hypocritical (not equitable)74.323425.259
short (not tall)74.221418.494
punchable (not loveable)74.222027.243
cunning (not honorable)73.929026.496
classical (not avant-garde)73.924225.946
earth (not air)73.927928.966
coordinated (not clumsy)73.868626.633
thick-skinned (not sensitive)73.725728.531
political (not nonpolitical)73.632730.434
believable (not poorly-written)73.577518.544
haunted (not blissful)73.554924.768
manicured (not scruffy)73.471622.726
calm (not anxious)73.416826.037
🐐 (not 🦒)73.416825.077
🦇 (not 🐿)73.324231.273
ironic (not profound)73.311725.165
mischievous (not well behaved)73.159827.536
offended (not chill)72.937727.939
concise (not long-winded)72.816528.021
patriotic (not unpatriotic)72.647326.067
studious (not goof-off)72.575227.591
lewd (not tasteful)72.116022.950
💔 (not 💝)71.925727.661
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.965818.738
badass (not weakass)71.988825.659
villainous (not heroic)71.621825.632
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.638826.567
fortunate (not unlucky)71.220620.156
extreme (not moderate)71.266226.674
ugly (not beautiful)71.29819.963
playful (not shy)71.175723.326
permanent (not transient)71.125928.935
trolling (not triggered)71.013030.941
fighter (not lover)70.936424.761
💩 (not 🌟)70.917122.467
sorrowful (not cheery)70.849525.541
hoarder (not unprepared)70.731923.235
moody (not stable)70.766032.146
sad (not happy)70.746521.730
morning lark (not night owl)70.421728.249
consistent (not variable)70.442431.548
serious (not bold)70.325530.465
emancipated (not enslaved)70.357727.738
preppy (not punk rock)70.062227.343
unfixable (not fixable)69.922827.948
competent (not incompetent)69.9107431.169
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.838924.718
🧐 (not 😎)69.731829.386
resourceful (not helpless)69.6111629.348
reclusive (not social)69.635722.580
reliable (not experimental)69.646230.147
no-nonsense (not dramatic)69.534031.641
bad-cook (not good-cook)69.333123.440
gossiping (not confidential)69.228831.463
official (not backdoor)69.028733.451
crazy (not sane)69.045925.093
deranged (not reasonable)69.035926.574
shallow (not deep)68.921924.799
repetitive (not varied)68.932325.263
🥴 (not 🥳)68.932925.566
literal (not metaphorical)68.842026.774
libertarian (not socialist)68.619628.457
independent (not codependent)68.672733.442
loud (not quiet)68.659528.859
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.662527.130
driven (not unambitious)68.4135125.242
exhibitionist (not bashful)68.455131.253
🤖 (not 👻)68.228930.979
monotone (not expressive)68.221631.523
real (not philosophical)67.955930.852
racist (not egalitarian)67.813024.273
empirical (not theoretical)67.724130.378
creepy (not disarming)67.621227.955
perverted (not clean)67.631124.866
edgy (not politically correct)67.559431.136
bad boy (not white knight)67.542228.325
western (not eastern)67.446332.770
epic (not deep)67.430224.968
remote (not involved)67.37726.834
overachiever (not underachiever)67.3107528.458
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)67.339327.723
industrial (not domestic)67.133931.046
wise (not foolish)67.058621.550
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.054029.540
mathematical (not literary)67.025430.737
🐷 (not 🐮)66.819033.567
rough (not smooth)66.644028.735
neurotypical (not autistic)66.494425.060
rational (not whimsical)66.464027.955
straightforward (not cryptic)66.472231.749
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.264725.669
sage (not whippersnapper)65.931329.942
weird (not normal)65.868329.560
tense (not relaxed)65.7112630.338
resistant (not resigned)65.792229.464
reserved (not chatty)65.657728.828
important (not irrelevant)65.5127029.398
Roman (not Greek)65.423531.533
spicy (not mild)65.379526.578
workaholic (not slacker)65.3119727.952
not introspective (not introspective)65.219033.667
wooden (not plastic)65.181834.551
rustic (not cultured)65.129626.914
perceptive (not unobservant)65.0126428.640
jealous (not compersive)64.849426.528
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.739523.963
arcane (not mainstream)64.656828.630
atheist (not theist)64.370328.829
depressed (not bright)64.244624.933
macho (not metrosexual)64.236830.747
traitorous (not loyal)64.124529.944
statist (not anarchist)63.951930.668
genocidal (not not genocidal)63.729930.318
extrovert (not introvert)63.574129.046
realistic (not ambitious)63.531633.472
😬 (not 😏)63.234534.569
pointed (not random)63.1111633.270
legit (not scrub)63.0114332.459
centrist (not radical)63.030235.117
cautious (not impulsive)62.861830.260
scholarly (not crafty)62.844732.347
😭 (not 😀)62.845029.265
slothful (not active)62.712428.338
hedonist (not monastic)62.553829.754
🏀 (not 🎨)62.549630.557
indiscreet (not tactful)62.428432.469
still (not twitchy)62.436832.666
genius (not dunce)62.3102225.383
off-key (not musical)62.357929.745
aloof (not obsessed)62.111131.629
winter (not summer)62.159132.117
child free (not pronatalist)62.085334.043
charming (not trusting)61.966219.426
eloquent (not unpolished)61.991634.332
🤐 (not 😜)61.965828.054
prestigious (not disreputable)61.891227.845
🐩 (not 🐒)61.468034.259
analysis (not common sense)61.468528.524
indie (not pop)61.487523.715
predictable (not quirky)61.349233.518
Russian (not French)61.234828.429
tiresome (not interesting)61.120827.738
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.016429.241
OCD (not ADHD)61.092131.552
heathen (not devout)60.948728.943
washed (not muddy)60.891631.113
nerd (not jock)60.689929.540
frugal (not lavish)60.573434.533
mundane (not extraordinary)60.327928.365
orange (not purple)60.153435.636
refined (not rugged)59.985730.045
stinky (not fresh)59.936830.894
extravagant (not thrifty)59.966134.665
leisurely (not hurried)59.643233.242
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.671931.770
orderly (not chaotic)59.580233.927
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.573126.840
works hard (not plays hard)59.4107633.042
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')59.315434.027
deviant (not average)59.293830.942
animalistic (not human)59.132530.736
dorky (not cool)58.962325.758
knowledgeable (not ignorant)58.7123030.649
prudish (not flirtatious)58.759335.016
Coke (not Pepsi)58.648537.553
enlightened (not lost)58.460929.643
thick (not thin)57.852025.842
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.766430.767
English (not German)57.7154434.048
comedic (not dramatic)57.741333.867
freak (not normie)57.784129.483
tautology (not oxymoron)57.723731.116
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.6116729.392
alert (not oblivious)57.6110930.960
dog person (not cat person)57.672738.018
lustful (not chaste)57.586529.153
🤣 (not 😊)57.552426.573
doer (not thinker)57.4105132.077
mighty (not puny)57.2120528.647
obedient (not rebellious)57.156435.234
reasoned (not instinctual)57.058830.441
kinky (not vanilla)56.480432.736
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.464132.766
unfaithful (not devoted)56.423029.714
cheesy (not chic)56.483929.422
sober (not indulgent)56.271230.053
objective (not subjective)56.261234.450
complicated (not simple)56.0120634.141
trash (not treasure)56.029729.093
💃 (not 🧕)56.0111932.971
🤔 (not 🤫)55.997832.361
📈 (not 📉)55.8119232.789
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.848729.234
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.575336.833
tailor (not blacksmith)55.5106229.634
exaggerating (not factual)55.582830.966
diligent (not lazy)55.2163431.944
humorless (not funny)55.261531.645
frenzied (not sleepy)55.2157329.443
urban (not rural)55.1125028.964
flower child (not goth)55.1110620.217
ludicrous (not sensible)55.063833.328
🥾 (not 👟)54.979733.189
chosen one (not everyman)54.895534.825
reactive (not proactive)54.686730.918
precise (not vague)54.5122530.736
exuberant (not subdued)54.3103831.842
slovenly (not stylish)54.257228.440
Italian (not Swedish)54.188329.742
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.049834.127
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.862533.953
barbaric (not civilized)53.753430.225
wild (not tame)53.5109927.383
specialist (not generalist)53.2118035.237
scandalous (not proper)53.191431.338
go-getter (not slugabed)53.0166229.057
careful (not brave)52.957429.940
melee (not ranged)52.858537.528
🐘 (not 🐀)52.787932.257
sexual (not asexual)52.7127935.377
awkward (not charming)52.662526.453
slow (not fast)52.343728.232
traumatized (not flourishing)52.3126529.335
regular (not zany)52.275431.956
modest (not flamboyant)52.0103133.540
sheltered (not street-smart)51.667429.638
sickly (not healthy)51.446926.257
pack rat (not minimalist)51.478832.257
unmotivated (not motivated)51.116633.416
outsider (not insider)50.1107234.939
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.193233.065
🤡 (not 👽)50.780933.176
mature (not juvenile)50.6109029.942

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tywin Lannister (0.86)
  2. Logan Roy (0.847)
  3. Thomas Matthews (0.842)
  4. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.837)
  5. Samuel Norton (0.835)
  6. William Rawls (0.833)
  7. Mr. Burns (0.832)
  8. Lady Catherine de Bourgh (0.83)
  9. Coriolanus Snow (0.825)
  10. Doc (0.818)
  1. Dory (-0.663)
  2. Rio (-0.661)
  3. Flounder (-0.651)
  4. Rex (-0.648)
  5. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.646)
  6. Mayuri Shiina (-0.638)
  7. Chien-Po (-0.633)
  8. Sam Evans (-0.63)
  9. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.629)
  10. Billy Bibbit (-0.619)

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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