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George Costanza Personality Statistics

George Costanza 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
short (not tall)92.6189.0399
anxious (not calm)91.51510.5427
gloomy (not sunny)89.7268.519
self-destructive (not self-improving)89.03218.522
🛌 (not 🧗)88.91314.283
tense (not relaxed)88.49614.4442
nerd (not jock)88.212214.6378
judgemental (not accepting)88.28214.1392
pessimistic (not optimistic)88.01616.7414
impatient (not patient)87.78515.4427
gatherer (not hunter)87.6207.816
selfish (not altruistic)87.59616.0438
traumatized (not flourishing)87.53213.820
moody (not stable)86.410513.7412
skeptical (not spiritual)86.26614.2447
first-mate (not captain)85.86515.3400
suspicious (not trusting)85.511516.3402
biased (not impartial)85.17116.8399
awkward (not charming)84.92915.2434
dorky (not cool)84.94313.547
dramatic (not no-nonsense)84.710118.9477
lost (not enlightened)84.32112.018
quarrelsome (not warm)84.214017.0382
offended (not chill)84.18524.725
unlucky (not fortunate)84.02818.2417
jealous (not compersive)83.88315.5387
sarcastic (not genuine)83.87818.4433
gossiping (not confidential)83.77316.2417
insecure (not confident)83.63118.1435
miserable (not joyful)83.67721.849
slothful (not active)83.51615.5385
cringeworthy (not inspiring)83.45317.4428
beta (not alpha)83.25619.8370
hypocritical (not equitable)82.96516.2400
bitter (not sweet)82.911916.7420
juvenile (not mature)82.68917.5443
clumsy (not coordinated)82.16516.2417
circular (not linear)82.01111.513
gendered (not androgynous)81.739321.9376
child free (not pronatalist)81.58922.3376
self-conscious (not self-assured)81.32823.2387
vengeful (not forgiving)81.320220.2401
thick (not thin)81.37217.0382
cannibal (not vegan)81.211116.417
feisty (not gracious)81.222414.9410
competitive (not cooperative)81.028720.8400
unfixable (not fixable)80.86323.318
sorrowful (not cheery)80.79915.9403
foolish (not wise)80.77517.3418
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.63625.585
loud (not quiet)80.522619.3401
mad (not glad)80.114419.066
sensitive (not thick-skinned)80.17722.3379
weird (not normal)80.017716.3455
claustrophobic (not spelunker)80.02322.325
unpolished (not eloquent)79.58718.1411
straight (not queer)79.539422.8448
🤣 (not 😊)79.46118.347
puny (not mighty)79.23217.3384
slacker (not workaholic)79.26223.5401
slovenly (not stylish)79.06517.5387
disorganized (not self-disciplined)78.89321.9396
lazy (not diligent)78.72421.4426
frugal (not lavish)78.78422.9409
hesitant (not decisive)78.73022.1411
Italian (not Swedish)78.311221.418
codependent (not independent)78.38621.0442
🙃 (not 🥰)78.111424.392
ignorant (not knowledgeable)78.15919.033
basic (not hipster)77.615621.4423
ludicrous (not sensible)77.513322.3427
incompetent (not competent)77.55020.5410
close-minded (not open-minded)77.410920.2382
careful (not brave)77.34720.9419
off-key (not musical)77.28225.520
debased (not pure)77.119620.1416
depressed (not bright)77.17217.0392
insulting (not complimentary)77.118720.0415
expressive (not stoic)77.023523.8407
rigid (not flexible)76.916721.5390
arrogant (not humble)76.830120.8453
🐐 (not 🦒)76.86025.283
sad (not happy)76.716516.8432
lustful (not chaste)76.622521.6419
intense (not lighthearted)76.637924.020
😭 (not 😀)76.47224.257
🥴 (not 🥳)76.310422.363
disreputable (not prestigious)76.39421.7360
chaotic (not orderly)76.024023.2444
obsessed (not aloof)76.022026.0417
atheist (not theist)75.919122.3354
vain (not demure)75.923123.7391
💔 (not 💝)75.913124.280
submissive (not dominant)75.511422.2437
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)75.412220.3397
🐿 (not 🦇)75.420026.941
🧢 (not 🎩)75.219625.557
backdoor (not official)75.119623.9373
unambiguous (not mysterious)75.114123.8431
rude (not respectful)75.017920.9424
emotional (not logical)74.823224.0403
repulsive (not attractive)74.78218.1393
shallow (not deep)74.711527.763
lewd (not tasteful)74.611019.2418
mischievous (not well behaved)74.540323.4397
flimsy (not sturdy)74.47327.516
cunning (not honorable)74.222123.3384
chatty (not reserved)74.031222.8399
slugabed (not go-getter)73.82423.357
fast-talking (not slow-talking)73.828526.320
unambitious (not driven)73.62024.9443
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.528925.8387
heathen (not devout)73.414223.1398
🤔 (not 🤫)73.410423.044
frenzied (not sleepy)73.244125.914
poisonous (not nurturing)73.220823.0403
🐴 (not 🦄)73.220827.055
outsider (not insider)73.017823.7409
🤡 (not 👽)72.89827.450
🐷 (not 🐮)72.88624.983
low-tech (not high-tech)72.722919.7385
angry (not good-humored)72.717223.0410
noob (not pro)72.66926.351
urban (not rural)72.441627.793
scandalous (not proper)72.232024.5432
oblivious (not alert)72.112926.145
punchable (not loveable)72.118522.617
indiscreet (not tactful)72.07026.058
apprentice (not master)71.814925.4430
🐒 (not 🐩)71.618125.247
extreme (not moderate)71.448027.3397
tight (not loose)71.441926.729
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.352528.048
rough (not smooth)71.221223.0402
🐀 (not 🐘)70.914527.389
repetitive (not varied)70.918925.2402
subjective (not objective)70.86528.4365
sexist (not feminist)70.719421.175
dunce (not genius)70.710819.4414
😈 (not 😇)70.728724.172
demonic (not angelic)70.523620.4390
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)70.517130.065
overprepared (not efficient)70.53923.018
goof-off (not studious)70.422229.754
drop out (not valedictorian)70.220325.358
🧠 (not 💪)70.054919.462
uncreative (not open to new experinces)69.911925.6429
scrub (not legit)69.97924.369
enslaved (not emancipated)69.96424.2366
zany (not regular)69.935129.249
mundane (not extraordinary)69.89426.4377
ugly (not beautiful)69.78921.0462
wavering (not resolute)69.64929.471
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.511023.9365
crafty (not scholarly)69.442625.5373
tailor (not blacksmith)69.443024.320
guarded (not open)69.061025.5408
generalist (not specialist)68.94525.7368
luddite (not technophile)68.621322.3373
slow (not fast)68.49124.1398
roundabout (not direct)68.47927.7403
indulgent (not sober)68.437625.9423
deranged (not reasonable)68.326322.961
instinctual (not reasoned)68.040028.6375
soulless (not soulful)68.016126.8387
helpless (not resourceful)68.05425.3406
pretentious (not unassuming)67.939330.264
plays hard (not works hard)67.721224.1411
quitter (not persistent)67.71029.051
stuttering (not rhythmic)67.711323.224
sheltered (not street-smart)67.622223.6402
bookish (not sporty)67.454325.3436
folksy (not presidential)67.428422.223
experimental (not reliable)67.428627.721
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.028927.9372
poor (not rich)66.926320.0434
uninspiring (not charismatic)66.97527.7406
creepy (not disarming)66.916123.0414
edgy (not politically correct)66.644824.1356
😬 (not 😏)66.419930.955
stinky (not fresh)66.018222.2107
📉 (not 📈)65.59928.762
monochrome (not multicolored)65.431728.2369
cold (not warm)65.336224.8429
old (not young)65.233817.5390
tiresome (not interesting)65.010828.5416
nihilist (not existentialist)64.711928.6358
crazy (not sane)64.641125.255
villainous (not heroic)64.620922.8387
libertarian (not socialist)64.525126.2312
funny (not humorless)64.548426.9446
English (not German)64.584528.815
dispassionate (not romantic)64.416225.521
orange (not purple)64.127428.6319
messy (not neat)64.131427.1386
dry (not moist)64.131328.531
unprepared (not hoarder)64.019029.4380
individualist (not communal)64.048231.2434
salacious (not wholesome)63.836027.858
utilitarian (not decorative)63.555827.8338
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.325341.519
apathetic (not curious)63.111429.5410
soft (not hard)63.136428.4426
hedonist (not monastic)63.038929.537
intellectual (not physical)62.965226.6388
vague (not precise)62.916328.0396
work-first (not family-first)62.848024.8381
preppy (not punk rock)62.756730.223
pack rat (not minimalist)62.628724.257
soft (not hard)62.538628.3426
scruffy (not manicured)62.434426.3408
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)62.471225.753
domestic (not industrial)61.932227.6330
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.940727.287
sickly (not healthy)61.818222.7402
passive (not assertive)61.819029.1392
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.828430.517
awkward (not suspicious)61.726933.4403
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)61.645425.149
believable (not poorly-written)61.6102331.523
literal (not metaphorical)61.456329.3406
whimsical (not rational)61.336129.5405
impulsive (not cautious)61.148732.3418
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.167730.5416
cruel (not kind)60.925724.0419
conventional (not creative)60.638029.5386
conservative (not liberal)60.528626.350
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.435328.1331
barbaric (not civilized)60.327825.0361
outlaw (not sheriff)60.251928.3401
vulnerable (not armoured)60.229429.9411
🧐 (not 😎)60.240230.154
macho (not metrosexual)60.233824.112
💩 (not 🌟)60.121529.753
🏌 (not 🤺)59.715534.752
secretive (not open-book)59.769531.018
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.641432.1383
serious (not playful)59.566126.1415
bold (not shy)59.3102427.6355
mild (not spicy)59.332430.4434
concrete (not abstract)59.357730.343
vanilla (not kinky)59.246829.5383
theoretical (not empirical)59.216229.6346
meek (not bossy)59.126329.2421
gregarious (not private)59.136727.8408
arcane (not mainstream)59.153127.7358
unorthodox (not traditional)58.857729.8404
geriatric (not vibrant)58.821729.020
night owl (not morning lark)58.465926.7296
hurried (not leisurely)58.356731.3418
scientific (not artistic)58.256224.5380
unobservant (not perceptive)58.215831.215
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)57.755128.7374
low IQ (not high IQ)57.716423.0410
masculine (not feminine)57.470822.9385
rugged (not refined)57.347724.7427
corporate (not freelance)57.342830.423
scheduled (not spontaneous)57.267930.2421
traitorous (not loyal)57.124027.1420
classical (not avant-garde)57.061628.0348
Russian (not French)56.933232.421
historical (not modern)56.845325.5350
reclusive (not social)56.745626.090
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.147237.618
flamboyant (not modest)55.951830.2397
authoritarian (not democratic)55.949630.0356
resistant (not resigned)55.998232.6412
trash (not treasure)55.922429.877
rebellious (not obedient)55.673928.8408
😜 (not 🤐)55.552631.355
melee (not ranged)55.536930.015
👟 (not 🥾)55.456934.051
ferocious (not pacifist)55.374430.0411
consistent (not variable)55.172232.321
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)54.960229.7355
giggling (not chortling)54.933231.613
🤖 (not 👻)54.850929.345
playful (not shy)54.589025.1380
deviant (not average)54.474832.6411
eastern (not western)54.420036.966
Roman (not Greek)54.353227.116
triggered (not trolling)54.382033.622
privileged (not oppressed)54.283632.325
explorer (not builder)54.159127.1320
cryptic (not straightforward)54.026430.8418
introvert (not extrovert)53.845928.7371
complicated (not simple)53.485432.2408
involved (not remote)53.299329.4398
strict (not lenient)53.071731.7357
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.058127.854
practical (not imaginative)52.780231.5391
💃 (not 🧕)52.681427.988
subdued (not exuberant)52.646230.428
whippersnapper (not sage)52.662230.116
poetic (not factual)52.548025.823
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.248729.8293
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.225422.258
mathematical (not literary)52.147525.5346
important (not irrelevant)52.1109530.394
intimate (not formal)52.062125.985
political (not nonpolitical)51.874931.3400
animalistic (not human)51.835129.3448
tame (not wild)51.849928.7420
🤑 (not 🤠)51.850929.765
serious (not bold)51.755928.9397
autistic (not neurotypical)51.519127.6388
transient (not permanent)51.451730.8365
realist (not idealist)51.467632.8400
not introspective (not introspective)51.438433.386
real (not philosophical)51.292129.1379
statist (not anarchist)50.971029.161
egalitarian (not racist)50.2110025.259
astonishing (not methodical)50.349430.7384
worldly (not innocent)50.494726.7369
trusting (not charming)50.658222.8361

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dennis Nedry (0.827)
  2. Arturo Roman (0.77)
  3. Ian Duncan (0.754)
  4. Moe Szyslak (0.723)
  5. Moaning Myrtle (0.718)
  1. Princess Celestia (-0.692)
  2. Bo Peep (-0.663)
  3. Carlisle Cullen (-0.661)
  4. Black Panther (-0.661)
  5. Hakoda (-0.65)

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 = 0.49)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.37)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.37)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.15)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.08)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.06)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.01)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.07)
  12. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.15)
  13. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.16)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.17)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.17)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.22)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.27)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.3)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.35)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.36)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.46)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.5)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.53)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.63)

Notes

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