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Elaine Benes Personality Statistics

Elaine Benes 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
chatty (not reserved)89.37711.3383
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)87.39613.276
child free (not pronatalist)85.43418.0388
loud (not quiet)85.215513.2405
expressive (not stoic)85.111014.7406
urban (not rural)84.97615.6100
gossiping (not confidential)84.56515.4458
playful (not shy)84.020012.8382
funny (not humorless)83.911917.1443
fast-talking (not slow-talking)82.911519.612
beautiful (not ugly)82.738915.8416
competitive (not cooperative)82.625715.8430
feisty (not gracious)82.618315.0398
bossy (not meek)82.529615.4406
feminist (not sexist)81.725316.972
bold (not shy)81.552016.2438
impatient (not patient)81.020616.3384
sarcastic (not genuine)80.613117.6436
attractive (not repulsive)80.534317.2431
liberal (not conservative)80.113220.757
social (not reclusive)79.915019.093
believable (not poorly-written)79.924620.026
💃 (not 🧕)79.820719.8100
frenzied (not sleepy)79.720719.221
judgemental (not accepting)79.718320.6411
straight (not queer)79.339422.9430
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.216518.749
extrovert (not introvert)79.121819.2390
vibrant (not geriatric)79.123821.623
go-getter (not slugabed)78.941018.943
🌟 (not 💩)78.736523.862
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.723720.834
literary (not mathematical)78.09818.8382
persistent (not quitter)77.878920.673
skeptical (not spiritual)77.530018.8408
exuberant (not subdued)77.220220.129
healthy (not sickly)77.134918.7380
bookish (not sporty)76.337217.9393
fresh (not stinky)76.236018.984
egalitarian (not racist)76.062324.051
privileged (not oppressed)75.939121.323
lustful (not chaste)75.923618.5399
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.943118.8425
dominant (not submissive)75.846019.5375
biased (not impartial)75.825020.0406
short (not tall)75.713717.6419
multicolored (not monochrome)75.315120.4359
important (not irrelevant)75.258523.293
dramatic (not no-nonsense)75.122422.1438
involved (not remote)75.128321.7355
anxious (not calm)75.023917.3370
valedictorian (not drop out)75.044918.952
emancipated (not enslaved)74.925821.7361
gendered (not androgynous)74.967124.3398
👟 (not 🥾)74.814020.638
open-book (not secretive)74.89819.815
zany (not regular)74.625919.762
moody (not stable)74.535018.5416
😜 (not 🤐)74.521718.542
tailor (not blacksmith)74.528720.913
gregarious (not private)74.315519.8424
romantic (not dispassionate)74.336921.520
high IQ (not low IQ)74.263917.8373
English (not German)74.142619.317
bold (not serious)73.824019.0395
off-key (not musical)73.812924.028
rebellious (not obedient)73.740519.9389
fast (not slow)73.638417.8400
atheist (not theist)73.625323.2319
clumsy (not coordinated)73.414819.6438
modern (not historical)73.323520.7377
assertive (not passive)73.252822.9420
treasure (not trash)73.162023.172
mischievous (not well behaved)72.842921.2434
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.845020.9393
nerd (not jock)72.840421.5423
neurotypical (not autistic)72.545822.4410
alpha (not beta)72.546023.5379
feminine (not masculine)72.429920.7461
spicy (not mild)72.440121.5416
playful (not serious)72.320220.0404
disarming (not creepy)72.241320.1412
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.919221.9388
work-first (not family-first)71.334121.6442
🤣 (not 😊)71.214628.161
vain (not demure)71.131021.0424
driven (not unambitious)71.184822.0430
complicated (not simple)71.143922.7391
ferocious (not pacifist)70.745822.9385
thin (not thick)70.729321.5372
cunning (not honorable)70.626821.7399
vengeful (not forgiving)70.634622.6385
arrogant (not humble)70.541020.2426
impulsive (not cautious)70.434223.5444
wild (not tame)70.344320.1417
stylish (not slovenly)70.345021.7426
indulgent (not sober)70.233821.1391
young (not old)70.250416.9405
heathen (not devout)70.019621.6377
moist (not dry)70.014925.717
resourceful (not helpless)69.776623.5388
loveable (not punchable)69.739622.432
resistant (not resigned)69.350423.0385
jealous (not compersive)69.228521.9348
quarrelsome (not warm)69.041423.5408
manicured (not scruffy)69.058422.7402
selfish (not altruistic)68.931025.0413
tense (not relaxed)68.666222.6422
charming (not trusting)68.630923.2377
bright (not depressed)68.527921.1407
knowledgeable (not ignorant)68.360221.314
emotional (not logical)68.236123.1418
hedonist (not monastic)68.225225.048
🐩 (not 🐒)68.231928.351
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.234721.217
🐿 (not 🦇)67.835422.648
active (not slothful)67.779622.0363
worldly (not innocent)67.660921.9419
cheery (not sorrowful)67.525321.1394
legit (not scrub)67.565423.981
offended (not chill)67.439618.913
weird (not normal)67.244620.7435
suspicious (not trusting)67.045424.1428
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)67.037525.068
chaotic (not orderly)66.737723.4413
interesting (not tiresome)66.757424.9408
real (not philosophical)66.744624.4407
obsessed (not aloof)66.642425.9393
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)66.548724.7388
hypocritical (not equitable)66.428623.7421
pretentious (not unassuming)66.441723.463
😀 (not 😭)66.428026.267
scandalous (not proper)66.440122.7405
🧠 (not 💪)66.360927.466
Greek (not Roman)66.26131.420
competent (not incompetent)66.181224.6424
corporate (not freelance)66.028829.312
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.936723.8403
subjective (not objective)65.816627.8353
individualist (not communal)65.644026.9422
crazy (not sane)65.638621.573
happy (not sad)65.523120.6402
perceptive (not unobservant)65.582831.521
unorthodox (not traditional)65.345122.9439
😈 (not 😇)65.337023.362
preppy (not punk rock)65.252026.117
straightforward (not cryptic)65.056327.1395
circular (not linear)65.020923.721
spontaneous (not deliberate)64.925326.1370
debased (not pure)64.737422.7350
kinky (not vanilla)64.637924.3439
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.614521.812
insulting (not complimentary)64.436024.5416
artistic (not scientific)64.436523.6369
human (not animalistic)64.470826.1426
Italian (not Swedish)64.436823.516
flamboyant (not modest)64.339624.5427
extraordinary (not mundane)64.365124.8387
intimate (not formal)64.334720.485
political (not nonpolitical)64.244326.7348
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.254124.0392
intellectual (not physical)64.161025.7369
mighty (not puny)64.167824.1402
🤡 (not 👽)64.021622.741
extreme (not moderate)63.960423.3394
whippersnapper (not sage)63.930924.414
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.841325.1451
refined (not rugged)63.653723.3393
overprepared (not efficient)63.68229.120
loyal (not traitorous)63.585626.4405
backdoor (not official)63.444224.3357
French (not Russian)63.443929.519
good-humored (not angry)63.247923.5381
rude (not respectful)63.033922.0444
edgy (not politically correct)62.951524.2379
📈 (not 📉)62.953725.958
civilized (not barbaric)62.868224.2411
explorer (not builder)62.739624.9331
instinctual (not reasoned)62.649827.4401
hurried (not leisurely)62.643425.5404
decorative (not utilitarian)62.623024.9364
pack rat (not minimalist)62.429123.141
🤺 (not 🏌)62.374228.545
presidential (not folksy)62.347828.18
experimental (not reliable)62.336628.627
brave (not careful)62.259824.3407
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.133129.221
direct (not roundabout)61.870729.5436
armoured (not vulnerable)61.761125.1436
street-smart (not sheltered)61.763526.1416
independent (not codependent)61.562831.8368
anarchist (not statist)61.535724.172
metrosexual (not macho)61.456322.914
industrial (not domestic)61.340024.8375
creative (not conventional)61.149824.9373
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)61.142626.6352
curious (not apathetic)61.072827.5383
🥰 (not 🙃)61.042531.096
👻 (not 🤖)60.941029.048
hunter (not gatherer)60.954931.722
salacious (not wholesome)60.841321.251
diligent (not lazy)60.4103126.6396
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.444326.2415
overspender (not penny-pincher)60.437026.789
deviant (not average)60.260623.5375
genius (not dunce)60.172721.7405
hard (not soft)60.157123.5414
shallow (not deep)60.128824.576
🥳 (not 🥴)60.030525.551
astonishing (not methodical)59.930226.1354
night owl (not morning lark)59.961125.6322
juvenile (not mature)59.844223.3416
low-tech (not high-tech)59.549123.3358
hard (not soft)59.459324.8380
confident (not insecure)59.378727.7392
disorganized (not self-disciplined)59.227728.5424
🤔 (not 🤫)59.254329.151
🦄 (not 🐴)59.138730.251
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.148426.486
outlaw (not sheriff)59.052926.4408
😏 (not 😬)58.952229.946
consistent (not variable)58.960427.819
vegan (not cannibal)58.849329.123
whimsical (not rational)58.639326.6386
flourishing (not traumatized)58.626425.117
demonic (not angelic)58.441422.6388
purple (not orange)58.341429.7295
bitter (not sweet)58.352623.1455
highbrow (not lowbrow)58.066924.3351
pro (not noob)58.084925.752
workaholic (not slacker)57.991325.6373
unfixable (not fixable)57.833924.420
spontaneous (not scheduled)57.744328.8406
ludicrous (not sensible)57.741425.7399
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.647927.1377
dorky (not cool)57.645831.546
lavish (not frugal)57.546322.2363
poisonous (not nurturing)57.539723.2394
insider (not outsider)57.141827.4404
master (not apprentice)57.176926.0381
chortling (not giggling)57.070027.822
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)57.037128.524
unlucky (not fortunate)56.952526.8405
open (not guarded)56.722227.6389
luddite (not technophile)56.751624.1310
cringeworthy (not inspiring)56.641727.6426
avant-garde (not classical)56.640525.7380
awkward (not suspicious)56.534528.1401
generalist (not specialist)56.327826.7310
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.355529.458
hipster (not basic)56.134126.4371
melee (not ranged)55.935230.215
introspective (not not introspective)55.876330.481
sunny (not gloomy)55.747328.311
joyful (not miserable)55.441224.360
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.466432.654
🐮 (not 🐷)55.465328.786
rich (not poor)55.371018.9400
resolute (not wavering)55.388228.450
🧢 (not 🎩)55.351428.756
head@clouds (not down2earth)55.150228.7414
indiscreet (not tactful)55.132125.839
crafty (not scholarly)55.071527.0405
first-mate (not captain)55.059831.1377
realist (not idealist)55.059729.4407
intense (not lighthearted)54.983828.415
unprepared (not hoarder)54.835426.6378
mainstream (not arcane)54.641725.6409
literal (not metaphorical)54.478128.0366
lenient (not strict)54.350625.6371
foolish (not wise)54.248523.4439
messy (not neat)54.242526.5384
libertarian (not socialist)54.169428.1307
rigid (not flexible)53.868227.1404
abstract (not concrete)53.646630.649
🛌 (not 🧗)53.541328.685
decisive (not hesitant)53.490528.9400
varied (not repetitive)53.437128.1410
precise (not vague)53.384328.6388
open-minded (not close-minded)53.375627.0349
🤑 (not 🤠)53.347831.148
🐘 (not 🐀)53.361428.988
lewd (not tasteful)53.239525.7417
enlightened (not lost)53.253028.126
rhythmic (not stuttering)53.193128.018
charming (not awkward)53.080727.7431
unpatriotic (not patriotic)53.023622.650
trolling (not triggered)52.937029.624
soulful (not soulless)52.895228.0396
deranged (not reasonable)52.850823.656
factual (not poetic)52.772425.127
imaginative (not practical)52.642127.6434
😎 (not 🧐)52.666230.359
plays hard (not works hard)52.539124.8378
cruel (not kind)52.534624.1421
self-assured (not self-conscious)52.491129.4424
theoretical (not empirical)52.337227.8314
flimsy (not sturdy)52.335424.328
democratic (not authoritarian)52.268130.4363
permanent (not transient)52.272727.3343
glad (not mad)52.152222.947
goof-off (not studious)52.041728.260
rough (not smooth)51.961325.0413
western (not eastern)51.996436.682
villainous (not heroic)51.632923.7430
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.653427.9292
disreputable (not prestigious)51.445524.2377
warm (not cold)51.369426.9429
unpolished (not eloquent)51.249026.2398
oblivious (not alert)51.143727.753
🐐 (not 🦒)51.193030.079
existentialist (not nihilist)50.985826.7309
💝 (not 💔)50.968131.790
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.856528.1390
tight (not loose)50.888228.520

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Josh Lyman (0.759)
  2. Carrie Bradshaw (0.752)
  3. Gabrielle Solis (0.744)
  4. Jackie Burkhart (0.732)
  5. Kelly Kapoor (0.71)
  1. Ed Hurley (-0.428)
  2. 'Chief' Bromden (-0.404)
  3. Charlie Swan (-0.384)
  4. Dale Harding (-0.378)
  5. Niko Polastri (-0.372)

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 3 (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.61)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.56)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.55)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.53)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.53)
  7. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.5)
  8. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.47)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.46)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.45)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.41)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.37)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.36)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.35)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.34)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.34)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.33)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.32)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.29)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.22)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.21)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.1)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.06)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.06)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.02)


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