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Jerry Seinfeld Personality Statistics

Jerry Seinfeld is a character from Seinfeld. 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
urban (not rural)89.62414.489
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.96716.756
privileged (not oppressed)88.711510.120
funny (not humorless)88.46217.6424
sarcastic (not genuine)87.13415.3438
skeptical (not spiritual)85.68013.7401
child free (not pronatalist)84.44520.8359
straight (not queer)84.122219.5394
playful (not shy)83.123415.1429
fast-talking (not slow-talking)82.711723.321
👟 (not 🥾)82.53024.966
chatty (not reserved)81.519919.5423
😜 (not 🤐)80.813619.148
preppy (not punk rock)80.618022.014
neat (not messy)80.423222.7395
🤡 (not 👽)80.32717.050
gossiping (not confidential)80.211318.4422
narcissistic (not low self esteem)80.220216.417
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.032019.4407
🧠 (not 💪)79.528120.362
good-humored (not angry)79.417421.6434
social (not reclusive)79.216621.386
bold (not shy)79.059617.4389
manicured (not scruffy)78.441020.2462
Italian (not Swedish)78.211720.121
healthy (not sickly)78.032820.2406
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.720815.850
high IQ (not low IQ)77.654516.6404
expressive (not stoic)77.223322.7389
tailor (not blacksmith)77.218913.425
captain (not first-mate)76.727123.4414
judgemental (not accepting)76.623024.2409
gendered (not androgynous)76.063524.0399
😀 (not 😭)76.010524.662
civilized (not barbaric)75.440719.4427
loud (not quiet)75.331421.2411
important (not irrelevant)75.258527.188
intellectual (not physical)75.136920.0433
playful (not serious)74.917222.5406
extrovert (not introvert)74.929724.2414
fresh (not stinky)74.540622.5100
goof-off (not studious)74.317520.456
🧢 (not 🎩)74.221424.451
human (not animalistic)74.145822.3374
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.017421.0423
master (not apprentice)74.044420.7416
freelance (not corporate)73.933128.629
competent (not incompetent)73.661621.2432
vain (not demure)73.527020.8404
nerd (not jock)73.139621.2408
thin (not thick)73.123421.7389
atheist (not theist)72.926324.0343
arrogant (not humble)72.038521.4409
selfish (not altruistic)72.026923.2379
🐿 (not 🦇)72.027219.839
🤔 (not 🤫)71.913925.565
charming (not trusting)71.825320.7385
pretentious (not unassuming)71.530325.560
🌟 (not 💩)71.456725.861
vanilla (not kinky)71.222122.9420
realist (not idealist)71.120625.4411
💃 (not 🧕)70.941322.883
lustful (not chaste)70.833121.6387
impatient (not patient)70.543923.7390
trolling (not triggered)70.510828.118
refined (not rugged)70.339220.2392
smooth (not rough)70.320420.5392
confident (not insecure)70.053824.5431
fast (not slow)70.049121.6431
perceptive (not unobservant)70.073031.823
cosmopolitan (not provincial)69.823025.5390
suspicious (not trusting)69.740025.3409
shallow (not deep)69.516326.376
purple (not orange)69.417727.0322
biased (not impartial)69.444425.2405
juvenile (not mature)69.129022.5421
neurotypical (not autistic)69.159025.1404
emancipated (not enslaved)69.144023.6334
French (not Russian)68.827522.918
disarming (not creepy)68.753322.5450
open-book (not secretive)68.716625.225
happy (not sad)68.518721.9445
resourceful (not helpless)68.279824.4434
literary (not mathematical)68.133823.7382
treasure (not trash)68.173929.187
competitive (not cooperative)68.054826.0401
worldly (not innocent)67.960621.8375
self-disciplined (not disorganized)67.967927.3455
zany (not regular)67.940125.466
🤣 (not 😊)67.920231.662
modern (not historical)67.836221.9385
eloquent (not unpolished)67.551222.7377
metrosexual (not macho)67.140922.924
orderly (not chaotic)67.042527.5426
🐴 (not 🦄)66.934528.251
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.822525.6379
bright (not depressed)66.732523.9400
hedonist (not monastic)66.729024.536
go-getter (not slugabed)66.681624.749
interesting (not tiresome)66.558026.2417
cheery (not sorrowful)66.326724.2423
insider (not outsider)66.318925.8432
ranged (not melee)66.222419.116
rich (not poor)66.151419.4443
loyal (not traitorous)66.081725.5401
bold (not serious)66.039423.4428
pacifist (not ferocious)65.723124.2427
masculine (not feminine)65.657220.4437
careful (not brave)65.516725.2418
heathen (not devout)65.526624.2370
active (not slothful)65.585123.3406
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.433427.0406
straightforward (not cryptic)65.355328.5420
insulting (not complimentary)65.334423.9468
repetitive (not varied)65.235926.9424
tall (not short)65.046720.5430
pro (not noob)64.972823.950
gatherer (not hunter)64.937327.116
coordinated (not clumsy)64.966325.7391
permanent (not transient)64.934527.6322
domestic (not industrial)64.925624.3354
stylish (not slovenly)64.856623.3413
individualist (not communal)64.745828.3375
liberal (not conservative)64.650228.052
fortunate (not unlucky)64.626628.4388
bossy (not meek)64.569124.0397
egalitarian (not racist)64.591024.155
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.368027.518
factual (not poetic)64.341728.618
utilitarian (not decorative)64.252726.1335
🏌 (not 🤺)64.29929.055
exuberant (not subdued)64.148628.613
anxious (not calm)64.049127.1472
quarrelsome (not warm)64.050426.5451
genius (not dunce)63.862820.8432
driven (not unambitious)63.8101524.9395
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.837926.7325
dramatic (not no-nonsense)63.844329.3411
legit (not scrub)63.876023.988
feisty (not gracious)63.567323.3419
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.557223.6361
minimalist (not pack rat)63.436026.749
artistic (not scientific)63.339625.9433
creative (not conventional)63.245527.8394
leisurely (not hurried)63.225926.8392
attractive (not repulsive)63.177522.3386
offended (not chill)63.148728.225
basic (not hipster)63.051426.4408
persistent (not quitter)63.0114027.343
charming (not awkward)62.960025.0420
work-first (not family-first)62.947425.9423
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.971725.814
frugal (not lavish)62.846422.9412
alpha (not beta)62.863927.1427
English (not German)62.889530.416
unfixable (not fixable)62.826427.419
frenzied (not sleepy)62.883524.116
down2earth (not head@clouds)62.647627.7401
😈 (not 😇)62.641723.455
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.568228.5424
mischievous (not well behaved)62.458825.8441
reasonable (not deranged)62.452226.350
armoured (not vulnerable)62.358925.4409
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.327325.822
prestigious (not disreputable)62.260923.0325
off-key (not musical)62.140021.817
believable (not poorly-written)62.199322.920
libertarian (not socialist)62.032425.8319
🥳 (not 🥴)62.025330.160
debased (not pure)61.942524.2383
logical (not emotional)61.835027.7440
democratic (not authoritarian)61.747628.2382
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)61.744724.6389
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.748025.394
consistent (not variable)61.453227.821
whippersnapper (not sage)61.437029.624
obsessed (not aloof)61.259529.3385
explorer (not builder)61.143126.0373
tame (not wild)61.132823.3443
🐮 (not 🐷)61.141429.065
involved (not remote)61.077627.4399
🙃 (not 🥰)61.039929.0103
valedictorian (not drop out)60.970929.845
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.877728.4383
gregarious (not private)60.733529.0439
independent (not codependent)60.763830.2380
methodical (not astonishing)60.657927.7362
dominant (not submissive)60.573326.5383
lighthearted (not intense)60.524925.117
scheduled (not spontaneous)60.462928.5376
mild (not spicy)60.429626.1397
😎 (not 🧐)60.450928.350
precise (not vague)60.369128.1397
🛌 (not 🧗)60.127128.8101
mainstream (not arcane)60.028228.0356
crafty (not scholarly)60.061225.1390
hypocritical (not equitable)60.039528.0420
📈 (not 📉)59.964927.345
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.949527.622
rigid (not flexible)59.853128.8381
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.662424.2351
edgy (not politically correct)59.658425.7392
sheriff (not outlaw)59.648825.0434
bookish (not sporty)59.666725.6410
street-smart (not sheltered)59.667426.7420
reasoned (not instinctual)59.535027.1403
statist (not anarchist)59.547826.778
diligent (not lazy)59.4103925.4388
beautiful (not ugly)59.292221.7406
night owl (not morning lark)59.162830.3337
joyful (not miserable)59.035425.152
soft (not hard)58.943523.7388
dispassionate (not romantic)58.924423.520
cunning (not honorable)58.841226.0408
dry (not moist)58.844328.717
plays hard (not works hard)58.531723.9385
bitter (not sweet)58.552425.6401
sunny (not gloomy)58.543024.521
heroic (not villainous)58.383623.6413
glad (not mad)58.338823.954
🐒 (not 🐩)58.244530.767
cautious (not impulsive)58.051728.7421
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.926130.817
eastern (not western)57.813238.375
flourishing (not traumatized)57.828325.723
soft (not hard)57.645724.5406
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)57.656824.652
sexist (not feminist)57.333223.961
classical (not avant-garde)57.260326.7394
puny (not mighty)57.125824.4430
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.054429.554
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.944436.016
young (not old)56.871118.3398
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.840627.1413
sane (not crazy)56.848328.156
alert (not oblivious)56.875228.363
curious (not apathetic)56.686129.3389
hesitant (not decisive)56.626728.5393
sensitive (not thick-skinned)56.647328.6417
tense (not relaxed)56.594028.3388
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.574528.4378
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.247028.182
tasteful (not lewd)56.076125.1440
average (not deviant)56.034427.4439
overprepared (not efficient)56.016826.218
theoretical (not empirical)55.924630.5352
resistant (not resigned)55.797826.7400
cringeworthy (not inspiring)55.743225.4400
subjective (not objective)55.550030.4351
flimsy (not sturdy)55.530024.811
lenient (not strict)55.448628.6394
weird (not normal)55.370925.4390
moderate (not extreme)55.337226.8377
vengeful (not forgiving)55.059525.9423
real (not philosophical)55.081630.1380
😏 (not 😬)54.963230.558
jealous (not compersive)54.856827.9398
dorky (not cool)54.850428.251
folksy (not presidential)54.851227.120
generalist (not specialist)54.732630.8370
rational (not whimsical)54.672830.1407
suspicious (not awkward)54.680428.7386
low-tech (not high-tech)54.660023.7366
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.667932.752
resolute (not wavering)54.590327.441
sensible (not ludicrous)54.468928.5382
roundabout (not direct)54.328629.9422
🤑 (not 🤠)54.345431.557
rebellious (not obedient)54.274825.9391
vibrant (not geriatric)54.287227.926
nonpolitical (not political)54.144130.8392
slacker (not workaholic)54.125223.8445
demonic (not angelic)54.048622.9410
kind (not cruel)54.089026.2416
practical (not imaginative)54.076230.7402
assertive (not passive)53.892927.3444
poisonous (not nurturing)53.746324.8386
🤖 (not 👻)53.652928.349
cannibal (not vegan)53.657224.913
open (not guarded)53.127928.6400
wise (not foolish)53.071224.3403
indulgent (not sober)53.064926.0390
nihilist (not existentialist)52.937530.1317
abstract (not concrete)52.948428.754
formal (not intimate)52.959824.095
reliable (not experimental)52.968224.718
open-minded (not close-minded)52.677327.3393
punchable (not loveable)52.643730.620
complicated (not simple)52.586829.8458
monochrome (not multicolored)52.561030.5332
proper (not scandalous)52.461426.8396
soulless (not soulful)52.230627.3415
introspective (not not introspective)52.285732.6108
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.297725.349
flamboyant (not modest)52.057627.4375
lost (not enlightened)51.969227.617
rude (not respectful)51.651225.9432
mundane (not extraordinary)51.635229.0417
circular (not linear)51.660932.921
official (not backdoor)51.456828.2370
salacious (not wholesome)51.455824.657
unprepared (not hoarder)51.344225.0318
warm (not cold)51.269727.0439
indiscreet (not tactful)51.241229.462
moody (not stable)51.188128.7428
chortling (not giggling)51.185431.427
unorthodox (not traditional)50.174427.9388
technophile (not luddite)50.860724.0337
literal (not metaphorical)50.390830.8402
💝 (not 💔)50.369528.387
Roman (not Greek)50.371129.517
🐀 (not 🐘)50.662627.790
🦒 (not 🐐)50.635832.268
tight (not loose)50.489327.129
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.565527.4297

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Elaine Benes (0.668)
  2. Josh Lyman (0.617)
  3. Schmidt (0.584)
  4. Alan Shore (0.568)
  5. Chandler Bing (0.567)
  1. James Hurley (-0.325)
  2. 'Chief' Bromden (-0.282)
  3. Wyatt Langmore (-0.27)
  4. Huck (-0.224)
  5. Nux (-0.214)

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. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.38)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.32)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.26)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.2)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.07)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.35)


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