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Ed Personality Statistics

Ed is a character from Shaun of the Dead. 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
gamer (not non-gamer)96.018.848
🐒 (not 🐩)95.716.815
🛌 (not 🧗)95.628.023
drop out (not valedictorian)95.316.522
slacker (not workaholic)94.046.412
freelance (not corporate)94.0146.514
English (not German)93.657.918
scruffy (not manicured)93.4149.819
goof-off (not studious)93.398.512
indulgent (not sober)93.0149.223
mischievous (not well behaved)92.7459.413
loose (not tight)92.719.515
open-book (not secretive)92.648.920
slovenly (not stylish)92.549.615
night owl (not morning lark)92.598.721
loyal (not traitorous)91.91208.322
disorganized (not self-disciplined)91.71215.328
messy (not neat)91.71410.927
😜 (not 🤐)91.62210.518
chaotic (not orderly)91.43510.918
leisurely (not hurried)91.2418.820
underachiever (not overachiever)91.2418.231
impulsive (not cautious)91.14615.821
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)90.92110.414
juvenile (not mature)90.92110.722
funny (not humorless)90.84311.224
plays hard (not works hard)90.6811.819
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.54510.323
loud (not quiet)90.47214.928
codependent (not independent)90.2710.217
🧢 (not 🎩)90.1199.011
slothful (not active)90.0716.022
good-humored (not angry)89.93310.324
oblivious (not alert)89.51610.517
thick (not thin)89.2199.028
slugabed (not go-getter)89.2216.621
gendered (not androgynous)88.98321.019
🤣 (not 😊)88.7918.725
playful (not serious)88.43813.226
relaxed (not tense)88.3712.123
vague (not precise)88.318.115
disreputable (not prestigious)88.01511.415
lighthearted (not intense)88.0713.925
trolling (not triggered)87.9312.719
lenient (not strict)87.82317.511
whimsical (not rational)87.83911.524
child free (not pronatalist)87.81119.023
comedic (not dramatic)87.8813.654
chill (not offended)87.71213.121
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.115419.029
🤠 (not 🤑)86.6309.116
simple (not complicated)86.5322.324
melee (not ranged)86.5518.011
lewd (not tasteful)86.22411.416
bold (not shy)85.838619.624
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)85.85122.320
unpolished (not eloquent)85.83122.320
first-mate (not captain)85.86821.927
rugged (not refined)85.75513.824
lazy (not diligent)85.598.115
folksy (not presidential)85.13210.512
slow (not fast)85.1910.418
edgy (not politically correct)85.18217.423
tardy (not on-time)85.14116.343
ADHD (not OCD)85.04716.354
bold (not serious)84.97210.924
rebellious (not obedient)84.821722.422
open (not guarded)84.32216.419
interrupting (not attentive)84.29218.557
scandalous (not proper)83.813319.317
chatty (not reserved)83.717920.914
impatient (not patient)83.018417.916
clumsy (not coordinated)82.75721.719
incompetent (not competent)82.72417.123
backdoor (not official)82.610414.511
instinctual (not reasoned)82.58925.220
gregarious (not private)82.46522.823
lowbrow (not highbrow)82.41520.618
sarcastic (not genuine)82.410120.623
exaggerating (not factual)82.014922.560
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.94115.519
ludicrous (not sensible)81.97723.618
imaginative (not practical)81.97127.823
dunce (not genius)81.63517.223
nonpolitical (not political)81.62020.115
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)81.213122.720
punk rock (not preppy)81.214826.512
random (not pointed)81.25918.537
barbaric (not civilized)81.15414.026
poor (not rich)81.07218.920
rough (not smooth)80.87716.218
cannibal (not vegan)80.713416.614
one-faced (not two-faced)80.724323.950
sleepy (not frenzied)80.6321.425
foolish (not wise)80.58417.813
self-destructive (not self-improving)80.513419.628
nerd (not jock)80.326722.223
family-first (not work-first)79.917216.710
modern (not historical)79.811411.913
unorthodox (not traditional)79.818727.425
indiscreet (not tactful)79.82623.221
fantastical (not realistic)79.811420.857
creative (not conventional)79.716716.813
focused on the present (not focused on the future)79.52826.113
playful (not shy)79.532922.722
unobservant (not perceptive)79.32721.620
🐐 (not 🦒)79.23620.818
not introspective (not introspective)78.93118.212
physical (not intellectual)78.810319.017
crafty (not scholarly)78.719417.819
unambitious (not driven)78.71024.318
masculine (not feminine)78.338017.924
liberal (not conservative)78.317725.312
stinky (not fresh)78.26816.020
soft (not hard)78.113015.920
off-key (not musical)78.17215.818
crazy (not sane)77.918313.216
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)77.89326.316
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.810618.417
repulsive (not attractive)77.76916.426
outlaw (not sheriff)77.624016.517
😀 (not 😭)77.69824.219
atheist (not theist)77.417823.519
anarchist (not statist)77.112016.817
heathen (not devout)76.611021.824
extreme (not moderate)76.539327.117
perverted (not clean)76.414320.138
low IQ (not high IQ)76.33815.325
🐷 (not 🐮)76.25824.915
spontaneous (not deliberate)76.114632.211
head@clouds (not down2earth)76.116724.016
💃 (not 🧕)75.932225.116
circular (not linear)75.84419.810
ferocious (not pacifist)75.737624.320
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.731328.924
heroic (not villainous)75.652015.210
skeptical (not spiritual)75.638928.614
doer (not thinker)75.527125.254
zany (not regular)75.425827.216
cheery (not sorrowful)75.314022.919
brave (not careful)75.031821.415
desperate (not high standards)75.012215.641
wild (not tame)74.837830.319
repetitive (not varied)74.811030.711
astonishing (not methodical)74.77216.412
literary (not mathematical)74.617223.017
ironic (not profound)74.39321.539
expressive (not stoic)74.329624.518
important (not irrelevant)74.065028.213
poetic (not factual)74.010921.916
western (not eastern)73.713328.316
😎 (not 🧐)73.725729.111
epic (not deep)73.612319.837
weird (not normal)73.334024.017
intimate (not formal)73.317626.718
pack rat (not minimalist)73.39725.820
ignorant (not knowledgeable)73.19826.717
straight (not queer)73.065019.615
earth (not air)72.826726.529
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.719324.620
emotional (not logical)72.629727.816
warm (not cold)72.632724.813
straightforward (not cryptic)72.532922.316
gatherer (not hunter)72.523926.021
lost (not enlightened)72.321221.118
freak (not normie)72.327119.438
abstract (not concrete)72.215031.518
bad-cook (not good-cook)72.121526.060
blacksmith (not tailor)71.919523.210
arcane (not mainstream)71.923825.516
generalist (not specialist)71.92322.520
happy (not sad)71.714622.822
feisty (not gracious)71.750223.218
deranged (not reasonable)71.623820.424
artistic (not scientific)71.525615.722
subjective (not objective)71.36326.315
passive (not assertive)71.29622.518
open-minded (not close-minded)71.231426.722
idealist (not realist)71.122220.222
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.020922.915
sickly (not healthy)70.910022.214
autistic (not neurotypical)70.83018.019
aloof (not obsessed)70.62027.319
outsider (not insider)70.623233.812
beta (not alpha)70.523028.021
glad (not mad)70.519825.414
loveable (not punchable)70.340722.816
twitchy (not still)70.338627.940
multicolored (not monochrome)70.223135.014
dramatic (not no-nonsense)69.834728.423
💪 (not 🧠)69.717026.124
dorky (not cool)69.526026.122
shallow (not deep)69.317825.029
calm (not anxious)69.218729.525
gossiping (not confidential)69.123323.020
domestic (not industrial)69.117932.817
kind (not cruel)69.166325.023
privileged (not oppressed)69.158835.613
unassuming (not pretentious)68.714733.214
vibrant (not geriatric)68.754119.112
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.625529.214
sexist (not feminist)68.623430.417
vintage (not trendy)68.657724.163
natural-talent (not hard-work)68.610623.041
young (not old)68.557416.225
emancipated (not enslaved)68.449430.415
cringeworthy (not inspiring)68.424527.716
lustful (not chaste)68.341230.219
accepting (not judgemental)68.129630.718
wooden (not plastic)68.151225.421
joyful (not miserable)67.823523.417
dispassionate (not romantic)67.614531.917
slow-talking (not fast-talking)67.413925.013
moist (not dry)67.420529.018
hedonist (not monastic)67.230327.618
👻 (not 🤖)67.226931.921
soft (not hard)67.130924.922
flexible (not rigid)66.820023.419
urban (not rural)66.861829.016
helpless (not resourceful)66.76826.119
blissful (not haunted)66.716828.735
biased (not impartial)66.657430.420
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.052429.054
low-tech (not high-tech)65.938424.724
libertarian (not socialist)65.823224.413
explorer (not builder)65.736523.98
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.569133.524
efficient (not overprepared)65.554923.912
orange (not purple)65.424731.419
avant-garde (not classical)65.225432.020
spicy (not mild)65.159929.427
experimental (not reliable)65.034829.213
whippersnapper (not sage)64.730826.521
🤡 (not 👽)64.522332.116
animalistic (not human)64.317828.018
🐿 (not 🦇)64.346427.020
sweet (not bitter)64.242732.119
soulful (not soulless)64.281029.224
ugly (not beautiful)63.913625.620
insulting (not complimentary)63.739430.819
flamboyant (not modest)63.643234.513
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.461339.611
stubborn (not accommodating)63.382927.139
democratic (not authoritarian)63.246230.224
believable (not poorly-written)63.2103527.528
interesting (not tiresome)63.074231.124
warm (not quarrelsome)62.937125.113
scrub (not legit)62.615130.821
unlucky (not fortunate)62.541332.913
short (not tall)62.534627.920
🤔 (not 🤫)62.445133.017
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.332627.316
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.273932.821
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.218829.120
macho (not metrosexual)62.133232.016
awkward (not charming)62.029225.326
moody (not stable)62.069630.619
quitter (not persistent)61.92124.221
forgiving (not vengeful)61.847528.518
💝 (not 💔)61.843228.821
selfish (not altruistic)61.545532.422
Roman (not Greek)61.530626.715
apprentice (not master)61.330830.723
hypocritical (not equitable)61.339727.918
sunny (not gloomy)61.341325.529
badass (not weakass)61.386229.141
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)61.126532.917
demonic (not angelic)61.039518.425
deviant (not average)61.064233.517
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.956630.514
bored (not interested)60.715432.441
rude (not respectful)60.639325.822
traumatized (not flourishing)60.467833.016
extrovert (not introvert)60.363831.518
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)60.235334.344
debased (not pure)60.150327.424
competitive (not cooperative)60.073325.023
decisive (not hesitant)60.082628.919
🥴 (not 🥳)60.051336.822
nihilist (not existentialist)59.922431.615
honorable (not cunning)59.861027.321
kinky (not vanilla)59.652430.717
unprepared (not hoarder)59.627334.427
exuberant (not subdued)59.664629.114
thrifty (not extravagant)59.650734.421
trusting (not suspicious)59.541731.712
bookish (not sporty)59.172327.220
unfixable (not fixable)59.034325.924
decorative (not utilitarian)58.929529.112
empath (not psychopath)58.772627.141
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.552032.813
😏 (not 😬)58.457930.426
remote (not involved)58.314633.619
ambitious (not realistic)58.172933.734
basic (not hipster)57.973130.214
real (not philosophical)57.879028.621
wavering (not resolute)57.820235.95
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)57.830727.222
opinionated (not neutral)57.7113535.031
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.444230.121
awkward (not suspicious)57.235331.119
🐘 (not 🐀)57.154230.623
trusting (not charming)56.843831.918
lover (not fighter)56.854527.337
demure (not vain)56.751728.220
street-smart (not sheltered)56.779226.815
🤺 (not 🏌)56.794030.716
flimsy (not sturdy)56.730035.421
confident (not insecure)56.689331.721
🥵 (not 🥶)56.658128.937
salacious (not wholesome)56.551534.919
Russian (not French)56.137429.311
mighty (not puny)56.091524.525
communal (not individualist)56.037832.817
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.9104533.522
low self esteem (not narcissistic)55.839624.220
metaphorical (not literal)55.532831.825
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.420624.516
consistent (not variable)55.276833.224
unchallenging (not demanding)55.121534.147
👟 (not 🥾)55.062233.715
entitled (not grateful)55.064231.942
mundane (not extraordinary)54.931426.617
theoretical (not empirical)54.831430.415
poisonous (not nurturing)54.847925.218
🏀 (not 🎨)54.847631.231
worldly (not innocent)54.693730.516
sexual (not asexual)54.689630.241
apathetic (not curious)54.424234.519
serene (not pensive)54.312432.131
direct (not roundabout)54.194234.616
🙃 (not 🥰)53.859435.020
resigned (not resistant)53.716829.614
Coke (not Pepsi)53.761534.138
disarming (not creepy)53.696625.125
egalitarian (not racist)53.6111833.812
💩 (not 🌟)53.632230.018
prideful (not envious)53.3110025.256
fire (not water)53.383930.934
Swedish (not Italian)53.256729.517
chortling (not giggling)53.288134.717
noob (not pro)53.130725.116
arrogant (not humble)52.978129.214
🐴 (not 🦄)52.774439.312
social (not reclusive)52.675429.521
meek (not bossy)52.538130.722
lavish (not frugal)52.560134.222
😇 (not 😈)52.568928.424
technophile (not luddite)52.061832.020
transient (not permanent)52.052231.616
jealous (not compersive)51.669827.620
vulnerable (not armoured)51.548427.220
💀 (not 🎃)51.472939.038
depressed (not bright)51.362930.819
trash (not treasure)51.328534.918
stingy (not generous)51.354032.144
📈 (not 📉)51.299030.115
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.177129.824
submissive (not dominant)50.944524.818
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.669432.917

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Homer Simpson (0.862)
  2. Jake Harper (0.85)
  3. Gene Belcher (0.804)
  4. Jason Mendoza (0.797)
  5. Barney Gumble (0.792)
  1. Preston Burke (-0.652)
  2. Claire (-0.641)
  3. Cedric Daniels (-0.638)
  4. M (-0.628)
  5. Simon Tam (-0.616)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.84)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.79)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.69)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.63)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.61)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.6)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.58)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.57)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.54)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.54)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.44)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.43)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.43)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.41)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.37)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.36)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.33)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.32)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.24)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.19)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.15)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.1)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.02)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.06)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.1)


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