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Ed Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
gamer (not non-gamer)96.438.165
drop out (not valedictorian)94.948.044
slacker (not workaholic)94.636.032
goof-off (not studious)94.547.032
🛌 (not 🧗)94.168.336
English (not German)94.089.225
messy (not neat)93.969.644
🐒 (not 🐩)93.917.428
disorganized (not self-disciplined)93.01114.039
unmotivated (not motivated)92.9311.834
scruffy (not manicured)92.4209.736
chaotic (not orderly)92.03510.032
spontaneous (not scheduled)91.64710.243
thick (not thin)91.4910.247
slovenly (not stylish)91.149.633
plays hard (not works hard)91.01012.633
underachiever (not overachiever)90.9316.841
funny (not humorless)90.95510.135
😜 (not 🤐)90.85510.839
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)90.72610.629
lazy (not diligent)90.639.227
juvenile (not mature)90.53013.446
indulgent (not sober)90.33216.038
slothful (not active)90.3613.834
night owl (not morning lark)90.13010.038
playful (not serious)90.04212.139
freelance (not corporate)89.47514.736
🤣 (not 😊)89.1616.636
unpolished (not eloquent)89.11819.032
loyal (not traitorous)89.030614.437
good-humored (not angry)89.06113.747
open-book (not secretive)88.81911.540
oblivious (not alert)88.62111.623
relaxed (not tense)88.41111.734
leisurely (not hurried)88.31422.333
tardy (not on-time)88.32514.655
chatty (not reserved)88.113815.830
mischievous (not well behaved)88.017218.731
gendered (not androgynous)88.013022.438
loud (not quiet)87.714514.540
clumsy (not coordinated)87.73418.134
rugged (not refined)87.64713.534
trolling (not triggered)87.5413.327
impulsive (not cautious)87.411115.734
codependent (not independent)87.32115.528
punk rock (not preppy)87.09620.331
muddy (not washed)87.01814.433
loose (not tight)86.72217.740
whimsical (not rational)86.15712.233
child free (not pronatalist)85.93720.443
lewd (not tasteful)85.82917.530
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.824317.942
comedic (not dramatic)85.81718.680
🧢 (not 🎩)85.07519.624
lenient (not strict)84.96420.725
bold (not serious)84.89411.237
ADHD (not OCD)84.86116.065
dunce (not genius)84.72314.940
foolish (not wise)84.65016.129
edgy (not politically correct)84.610215.745
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)84.37822.237
playful (not shy)84.329919.735
scandalous (not proper)84.315019.627
first-mate (not captain)84.210622.940
ludicrous (not sensible)84.16417.340
instinctual (not reasoned)84.09222.629
unambiguous (not mysterious)84.02313.830
interrupting (not attentive)84.09918.774
incompetent (not competent)83.82816.031
lighthearted (not intense)83.82618.244
bold (not shy)83.662217.840
backdoor (not official)83.59118.824
family-first (not work-first)83.416313.825
liberal (not conservative)83.411920.128
unorthodox (not traditional)83.318424.833
open (not guarded)83.13515.042
disreputable (not prestigious)83.14316.833
indiscreet (not tactful)83.12022.135
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)83.114221.335
cannibal (not vegan)83.111115.925
lowbrow (not highbrow)82.91418.131
random (not pointed)82.85215.649
😎 (not 🧐)82.716223.123
vague (not precise)82.679.833
rebellious (not obedient)82.536222.229
slugabed (not go-getter)82.5924.233
gregarious (not private)82.38423.446
outlaw (not sheriff)81.823315.138
melee (not ranged)81.81625.827
simple (not complicated)81.61624.541
one-faced (not two-faced)81.627923.460
stinky (not fresh)81.45515.730
self-destructive (not self-improving)81.315118.438
exaggerating (not factual)81.220021.770
slow (not fast)81.12018.534
poor (not rich)81.011117.637
everyman (not chosen one)80.94619.439
rough (not smooth)80.59914.426
unambitious (not driven)80.41121.136
wild (not tame)80.435125.242
zany (not regular)80.418723.226
western (not eastern)80.36826.232
cheesy (not chic)80.311721.732
fantastical (not realistic)80.214722.170
barbaric (not civilized)80.27413.934
🐐 (not 🦒)80.04019.441
nonpolitical (not political)79.93618.628
cheery (not sorrowful)79.812724.137
spontaneous (not deliberate)79.713728.027
sleepy (not frenzied)79.6818.340
🤠 (not 🤑)79.518624.326
cocky (not timid)79.550525.228
creative (not conventional)79.423315.226
focused on the present (not focused on the future)79.44227.035
weird (not normal)79.227719.432
unassuming (not pretentious)78.85026.432
crafty (not scholarly)78.823717.428
😀 (not 😭)78.712620.545
nerd (not jock)78.741521.341
folksy (not presidential)78.712719.029
masculine (not feminine)78.555018.550
astonishing (not methodical)78.45816.929
sarcastic (not genuine)78.423023.756
crazy (not sane)78.322916.235
impatient (not patient)78.337121.224
ignorant (not knowledgeable)78.07721.146
anarchist (not statist)77.816919.337
chill (not offended)77.69524.342
perverted (not clean)77.615318.849
pack rat (not minimalist)77.47822.129
repulsive (not attractive)77.38218.134
low IQ (not high IQ)77.24417.839
dramatic (not no-nonsense)77.228121.033
intimate (not formal)77.113823.335
blacksmith (not tailor)77.014316.430
heathen (not devout)76.911621.436
atheist (not theist)76.925022.327
dog person (not cat person)76.819229.926
🐷 (not 🐮)76.67924.031
doer (not thinker)76.331223.972
desperate (not high standards)76.312319.353
always down (not picky)76.23929.835
imaginative (not practical)76.018727.842
💃 (not 🧕)76.046424.029
rock (not rap)75.955415.830
epic (not deep)75.99019.743
modern (not historical)75.825820.529
expressive (not stoic)75.639526.532
soft (not hard)75.424717.228
brave (not careful)75.042416.829
feisty (not gracious)75.051421.046
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.819529.236
physical (not intellectual)74.521123.732
dorky (not cool)74.522921.340
unobservant (not perceptive)74.54527.031
reactive (not proactive)74.511025.726
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)74.449527.937
devoted (not unfaithful)74.3103622.831
ironic (not profound)74.210422.753
emotional (not logical)74.036724.231
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.728928.729
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.252932.229
efficient (not overprepared)73.128319.128
indie (not pop)73.139224.136
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.825121.624
rustic (not cultured)72.715024.634
hedonist (not monastic)72.619425.936
frank (not sugarcoated)72.574230.525
off-key (not musical)72.423024.537
important (not irrelevant)72.3104225.830
naive (not paranoid)72.313224.530
emotional (not unemotional)72.271521.829
ferocious (not pacifist)71.759623.435
moist (not dry)71.617328.340
literary (not mathematical)71.536926.229
happy (not sad)71.521525.540
freak (not normie)71.539520.359
💪 (not 🧠)71.421023.335
earth (not air)71.437929.244
skeptical (not spiritual)71.271529.124
aloof (not obsessed)71.22127.132
straight (not queer)71.185524.631
🤡 (not 👽)71.017930.530
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.028927.869
sickly (not healthy)70.913918.725
calm (not anxious)70.822529.741
cringeworthy (not inspiring)70.825824.526
urban (not rural)70.767829.029
shallow (not deep)70.719924.737
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.438130.925
lost (not enlightened)70.433223.034
twitchy (not still)70.450126.552
artistic (not scientific)70.241223.338
deranged (not reasonable)70.233721.336
extreme (not moderate)70.170629.943
straightforward (not cryptic)70.056628.030
warm (not cold)70.056923.927
kind (not cruel)69.994922.649
natural-talent (not hard-work)69.913623.253
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.866231.238
not introspective (not introspective)69.712723.828
vintage (not trendy)69.776522.778
rude (not respectful)69.732826.335
touchy-feely (not distant)69.733524.840
gossiping (not confidential)69.628723.436
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.460930.826
sexist (not feminist)69.428524.827
experimental (not reliable)69.236729.428
avant-garde (not classical)69.124629.538
overspender (not penny-pincher)69.133827.333
wooden (not plastic)69.162523.334
believable (not poorly-written)69.0114224.642
flexible (not rigid)68.626225.040
autistic (not neurotypical)68.56020.833
🐿 (not 🦇)68.454428.332
exhibitionist (not bashful)68.356929.476
young (not old)68.285521.039
flamboyant (not modest)68.149030.535
expressive (not monotone)68.169731.641
animalistic (not human)67.916225.235
subjective (not objective)67.916928.738
joyful (not miserable)67.933122.926
generalist (not specialist)67.86627.231
circular (not linear)67.818725.028
protagonist (not antagonist)67.897331.736
gatherer (not hunter)67.743929.132
unprepared (not hoarder)67.616733.640
opinionated (not neutral)67.6126531.046
arcane (not mainstream)67.546930.127
idealist (not realist)67.540523.733
chivalrous (not businesslike)67.539826.836
loveable (not punchable)67.469526.832
poetic (not factual)67.231124.324
lustful (not chaste)67.157030.330
heroic (not villainous)67.0106223.324
thrifty (not extravagant)66.943830.134
insulting (not complimentary)66.844630.429
side character (not main character)66.857828.235
soft (not hard)66.747823.533
deviant (not average)66.769827.336
abstract (not concrete)66.531429.342
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.521925.032
dispassionate (not romantic)66.521629.940
democratic (not authoritarian)66.352125.341
trusting (not charming)66.326428.633
outsider (not insider)66.145332.324
apprentice (not master)65.932229.336
biased (not impartial)65.780428.530
open-minded (not close-minded)65.769529.431
👻 (not 🤖)65.744433.932
flirtatious (not prudish)65.763525.534
transparent (not machiavellian)65.640229.137
receiving (not giving)65.642731.934
spicy (not mild)65.580028.443
domestic (not industrial)65.534534.231
soulful (not soulless)65.4115927.041
blissful (not haunted)65.426029.747
explorer (not builder)65.455927.724
beta (not alpha)65.339929.638
multicolored (not monochrome)65.346433.927
common sense (not analysis)65.318628.432
sweet (not bitter)65.261529.534
unlucky (not fortunate)65.150929.224
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.133827.232
summer (not winter)64.661930.640
orange (not purple)64.338031.334
moody (not stable)64.289027.333
forgiving (not vengeful)64.065427.832
passive (not assertive)64.024025.329
stuttering (not rhythmic)64.021827.225
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.930426.829
not genocidal (not genocidal)63.9112832.024
sunny (not gloomy)63.855024.935
badass (not weakass)63.8115928.152
scrub (not legit)63.717533.736
privileged (not oppressed)63.795330.024
quirky (not predictable)63.753829.332
short (not tall)63.546924.565
quitter (not persistent)63.41724.935
👟 (not 🥾)63.256829.728
spelunker (not claustrophobic)63.268333.323
selfish (not altruistic)62.956828.535
unfixable (not fixable)62.936429.037
whippersnapper (not sage)62.846225.138
accepting (not judgemental)62.759031.142
flimsy (not sturdy)62.630132.930
glad (not mad)62.547832.126
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.4114236.639
low-tech (not high-tech)62.462628.440
real (not philosophical)62.387328.837
opinionated (not jealous)62.1117029.233
bored (not interested)62.015231.250
demonic (not angelic)61.753320.632
ugly (not beautiful)61.620327.732
😈 (not 😇)61.564928.240
oxymoron (not tautology)61.148427.621
kinky (not vanilla)61.067130.031
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.045530.032
vibrant (not geriatric)60.9107928.731
debased (not pure)60.763828.539
awkward (not charming)60.644525.237
extrovert (not introvert)60.683731.428
helpless (not resourceful)60.616628.135
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)60.340032.630
🏀 (not 🎨)60.156730.840
trusting (not suspicious)59.959630.227
exuberant (not subdued)59.984829.627
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.8137930.437
noob (not pro)59.827727.837
🤔 (not 🤫)59.878237.330
egalitarian (not racist)59.7152227.726
honorable (not cunning)59.592431.642
💝 (not 💔)59.574229.831
gullible (not cynical)58.746430.328
meek (not bossy)58.542629.933
repetitive (not varied)58.583334.531
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.555531.455
bad boy (not white knight)58.561728.935
entitled (not grateful)58.476929.558
ambitious (not realistic)58.497833.650
🐘 (not 🐀)58.068131.948
🦄 (not 🐴)58.059436.931
arrogant (not humble)57.990530.742
long-winded (not concise)57.957633.730
prideful (not envious)57.6142925.370
libertarian (not socialist)57.372431.628
Coke (not Pepsi)57.060835.157
technophile (not luddite)56.966931.435
macho (not metrosexual)56.953130.430
traumatized (not flourishing)56.4116131.930
street-smart (not sheltered)56.3112028.824
wavering (not resolute)56.330729.416
🤺 (not 🏌)56.3134032.330
sexual (not asexual)56.3121429.949
stubborn (not accommodating)56.3137129.854
emancipated (not enslaved)56.1129431.642
often crying (not never cries)56.069230.429
🥴 (not 🥳)55.993736.533
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.782331.224
interesting (not tiresome)55.5137031.536
mighty (not puny)55.4131624.341
nihilist (not existentialist)55.342331.728
salacious (not wholesome)55.370630.237
🥵 (not 🥶)55.395728.848
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.235932.827
poisonous (not nurturing)55.164527.733
hypocritical (not equitable)55.171729.731
😏 (not 😬)54.9100331.338
📉 (not 📈)54.937330.928
fire (not water)54.9110929.635
hypochondriac (not stoic)54.858031.338
theoretical (not empirical)54.744832.129
awkward (not suspicious)54.757028.832
individualist (not communal)54.6109433.529
trash (not treasure)54.632234.235
contrarian (not yes-man)54.6114331.427
disarming (not creepy)54.2136426.739
extraordinary (not mundane)54.1132828.526
variable (not consistent)54.160034.053
resigned (not resistant)54.022128.429
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.069031.139
confident (not insecure)53.9130332.037
💀 (not 🎃)53.992937.055
metaphorical (not literal)53.851332.734
bookish (not sporty)53.8116226.430
unchallenging (not demanding)53.835033.360
Russian (not French)53.758330.724
lover (not fighter)53.688726.346
radical (not centrist)53.698830.128
vulnerable (not armoured)53.462828.738
empath (not psychopath)53.2120129.160
Roman (not Greek)53.090528.632
serene (not pensive)53.022130.342
stingy (not generous)53.065830.351
decorative (not utilitarian)52.861527.928
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.8112226.442
basic (not hipster)52.7116328.329
warm (not quarrelsome)52.686528.330
flower child (not goth)52.6121626.833
💩 (not 🌟)52.544231.236
depressed (not bright)52.489632.135
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.344829.340
jealous (not compersive)52.193027.134
princess (not queen)52.167733.724
worldly (not innocent)51.9137931.034
roundabout (not direct)51.948335.134
demure (not vain)51.991829.130
reclusive (not social)51.884333.035
love-focused (not money-focused)51.8132930.926
sensitive (not thick-skinned)51.687832.837
apathetic (not curious)51.442034.240
innocent (not jaded)51.460030.133
permanent (not transient)51.3113132.730
competitive (not cooperative)51.0122930.934
🙃 (not 🥰)51.089435.033
Swedish (not Italian)51.092231.824
submissive (not dominant)50.266826.026
decisive (not hesitant)50.8142230.634
chortling (not giggling)50.7131636.531
lavish (not frugal)50.487534.039
involved (not remote)50.6158532.829

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Homer Simpson (0.866)
  2. Jake Harper (0.848)
  3. Philip J. Fry (0.809)
  4. Gene Belcher (0.809)
  5. Luke Dunphy (0.809)
  6. Jason Mendoza (0.795)
  7. Barney Gumble (0.79)
  8. Kevin Malone (0.787)
  9. Officer Slater (0.784)
  10. Alan (0.775)
  1. Queen Elizabeth II (-0.671)
  2. Claire (-0.657)
  3. Cedric Daniels (-0.636)
  4. Tuvok (-0.629)
  5. Ritsuko Akagi (-0.617)
  6. Tissaia (-0.616)
  7. Bree Van de Kamp (-0.614)
  8. Simon Tam (-0.613)
  9. Preston Burke (-0.613)
  10. Juliet Burke (-0.611)

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 Ed to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Ed is described identify as.

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


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