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Cosmo Kramer Personality Statistics

Cosmo Kramer 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
weird (not normal)95.3610.2391
chaotic (not orderly)94.8118.9408
zany (not regular)94.839.255
experimental (not reliable)94.7110.121
impulsive (not cautious)94.41510.6442
spontaneous (not scheduled)94.11812.1414
wild (not tame)94.0168.7394
expressive (not stoic)93.91510.0427
bold (not shy)93.6759.7399
loud (not quiet)93.62810.9408
tall (not short)93.41510.2426
unorthodox (not traditional)93.21012.2404
variable (not consistent)92.8118.016
open to new experinces (not uncreative)92.63013.4466
playful (not shy)92.63310.8449
ludicrous (not sensible)92.2912.5387
chatty (not reserved)92.14210.6409
freelance (not corporate)92.12716.621
flamboyant (not modest)91.83012.9416
spontaneous (not deliberate)91.7714.3413
extreme (not moderate)91.74411.2411
clumsy (not coordinated)91.5812.5431
funny (not humorless)91.23713.2425
exuberant (not subdued)91.21816.421
mischievous (not well behaved)90.98612.1439
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)90.96714.0409
whimsical (not rational)90.81513.6433
abstract (not concrete)90.8513.869
dramatic (not no-nonsense)90.73215.6430
creative (not conventional)90.62515.0434
imaginative (not practical)90.41514.4428
head@clouds (not down2earth)90.22615.7397
sunny (not gloomy)90.1259.919
loose (not tight)90.0622.418
💃 (not 🧕)89.95613.590
extrovert (not introvert)89.75415.5424
😜 (not 🤐)89.64114.357
messy (not neat)89.52513.4437
disorganized (not self-disciplined)89.41516.1406
crazy (not sane)89.33314.365
extraordinary (not mundane)89.16715.9428
spicy (not mild)89.05113.5417
rebellious (not obedient)88.911512.2423
bold (not serious)88.81614.6415
kinky (not vanilla)88.72912.8410
multicolored (not monochrome)88.71717.3419
goof-off (not studious)88.34118.764
frenzied (not sleepy)88.22323.323
instinctual (not reasoned)87.92616.1407
backdoor (not official)87.93315.9404
self-assured (not self-conscious)87.53217.7427
conspiracist (not sheeple)87.53316.3402
emancipated (not enslaved)87.02915.7378
confident (not insecure)86.910118.2411
gregarious (not private)86.43118.2419
arcane (not mainstream)86.32319.3383
indulgent (not sober)86.27413.3450
playful (not serious)85.85219.1407
juvenile (not mature)85.75214.9411
edgy (not politically correct)85.56615.6447
scandalous (not proper)85.58815.5414
😀 (not 😭)85.53116.966
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.117018.9441
deranged (not reasonable)85.15414.765
plays hard (not works hard)84.74416.8381
astonishing (not methodical)84.71218.9417
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.718917.219
open (not guarded)84.52118.6382
child free (not pronatalist)84.54421.6374
curious (not apathetic)84.38018.9408
idealist (not realist)84.34718.7430
🤣 (not 😊)84.22319.865
outlaw (not sheriff)84.011717.1421
slacker (not workaholic)83.64119.1441
hipster (not basic)83.52318.4405
🐒 (not 🐩)83.33522.051
deviant (not average)83.111317.9425
impatient (not patient)83.117117.6399
lenient (not strict)83.06020.7408
drop out (not valedictorian)83.06319.539
crafty (not scholarly)82.99416.7436
avant-garde (not classical)82.92820.8397
punk rock (not preppy)82.912316.114
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.510119.366
cheery (not sorrowful)82.36017.1432
interesting (not tiresome)82.215222.6433
vibrant (not geriatric)82.116425.915
oblivious (not alert)81.94623.064
scruffy (not manicured)81.612320.7432
brave (not careful)81.514318.9423
social (not reclusive)81.313123.290
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.319016.923
open-minded (not close-minded)81.28121.4421
Italian (not Swedish)81.07912.614
outsider (not insider)80.75124.4382
self-destructive (not self-improving)80.512721.219
moody (not stable)80.323720.4401
joyful (not miserable)80.37222.752
emotional (not logical)80.214721.8409
gossiping (not confidential)80.111421.0420
good-humored (not angry)79.916420.8396
happy (not sad)79.85120.1391
romantic (not dispassionate)79.823224.822
artistic (not scientific)79.412919.8428
feisty (not gracious)79.427220.4446
anarchist (not statist)79.48022.893
explorer (not builder)79.110120.5424
anxious (not calm)79.017223.8398
night owl (not morning lark)79.020621.3368
unfixable (not fixable)78.97722.125
foolish (not wise)78.88721.6433
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.313324.1374
individualist (not communal)78.319928.5400
disreputable (not prestigious)78.18019.8398
soulful (not soulless)78.140423.2385
incompetent (not competent)78.04820.1396
fast-talking (not slow-talking)77.919327.714
mysterious (not unambiguous)77.814226.5409
urban (not rural)77.624324.075
lustful (not chaste)77.520521.7411
cannibal (not vegan)77.517019.223
unpolished (not eloquent)77.111123.0461
street-smart (not sheltered)77.132521.2389
unassuming (not pretentious)76.25726.461
flexible (not rigid)76.16925.3388
circular (not linear)76.04329.215
varied (not repetitive)75.91928.3425
intimate (not formal)75.812120.474
assertive (not passive)75.648025.2382
animalistic (not human)75.65120.5445
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.832024.353
bright (not depressed)74.714822.1419
transient (not permanent)74.64226.6342
resistant (not resigned)74.331025.2383
chill (not offended)74.210524.721
warm (not cold)74.129020.8368
indiscreet (not tactful)73.95128.859
🦄 (not 🐴)73.516332.059
lewd (not tasteful)73.411623.6404
poetic (not factual)73.411520.420
fast (not slow)73.340428.2388
heathen (not devout)73.314423.2367
barbaric (not civilized)73.211720.9401
persistent (not quitter)73.294331.263
hedonist (not monastic)73.114426.042
low-tech (not high-tech)72.822822.7393
rugged (not refined)72.724423.4403
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.718826.521
philosophical (not real)72.65628.7434
masculine (not feminine)72.346520.0402
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.818331.669
decorative (not utilitarian)71.411527.7411
👻 (not 🤖)71.415730.044
vague (not precise)71.46828.1365
subjective (not objective)71.35928.0369
resourceful (not helpless)71.273628.1381
pack rat (not minimalist)71.112027.858
🎩 (not 🧢)70.738731.145
loyal (not traitorous)70.574224.7390
liberal (not conservative)70.533628.951
folksy (not presidential)70.324025.325
decisive (not hesitant)70.254129.2410
ignorant (not knowledgeable)70.212024.718
complicated (not simple)70.147231.3414
autistic (not neurotypical)70.03126.5373
🤔 (not 🤫)69.920527.342
off-key (not musical)69.820829.619
active (not slothful)69.774129.3451
charming (not trusting)69.629024.8377
awkward (not suspicious)69.617430.6402
kind (not cruel)69.462322.8397
literary (not mathematical)69.429822.4367
🌟 (not 💩)69.463830.956
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)69.156428.176
accepting (not judgemental)68.926429.7435
dominant (not submissive)68.960625.3389
poor (not rich)68.823022.3360
stinky (not fresh)68.714625.491
nerd (not jock)68.648625.9398
metaphorical (not literal)68.59630.8386
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.233026.877
cryptic (not straightforward)68.110531.9426
arrogant (not humble)68.047023.7426
luddite (not technophile)68.023325.1351
atheist (not theist)68.037725.9336
theoretical (not empirical)67.83829.9390
😎 (not 🧐)67.835531.758
involved (not remote)67.755330.4367
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.634031.960
treasure (not trash)67.277431.659
cunning (not honorable)67.031525.5455
rude (not respectful)67.028522.6404
existentialist (not nihilist)66.829429.9324
🙃 (not 🥰)66.429332.895
salacious (not wholesome)66.232029.953
🤠 (not 🤑)66.145634.457
gendered (not androgynous)65.993730.7367
competitive (not cooperative)65.658927.1403
melee (not ranged)65.615434.314
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)65.439027.8390
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.432027.1358
awkward (not charming)65.322729.2434
vain (not demure)65.341427.1389
flimsy (not sturdy)65.218527.123
sweet (not bitter)64.939624.7402
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.828028.0409
important (not irrelevant)64.885930.1102
🤺 (not 🏌)64.867331.055
🐿 (not 🦇)64.842837.536
🧗 (not 🛌)64.753731.597
🤡 (not 👽)64.620635.656
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.417229.4346
alpha (not beta)64.462329.3345
mighty (not puny)63.970027.0379
genuine (not sarcastic)63.941532.1452
moist (not dry)63.428932.418
😈 (not 😇)63.340926.561
rough (not smooth)63.237029.5386
thin (not thick)63.249930.8375
flourishing (not traumatized)63.119236.719
lazy (not diligent)62.98727.2360
democratic (not authoritarian)62.944629.7347
egalitarian (not racist)62.994233.435
intense (not lighthearted)62.969035.624
physical (not intellectual)62.829628.4375
independent (not codependent)62.761134.7404
open-book (not secretive)62.625235.427
bossy (not meek)62.574025.5420
debased (not pure)62.342529.6363
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.332832.315
master (not apprentice)62.268731.0360
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.134433.9387
ferocious (not pacifist)61.762028.8376
tailor (not blacksmith)61.762429.913
go-getter (not slugabed)61.696134.345
metrosexual (not macho)61.655827.317
heroic (not villainous)61.578723.7406
orange (not purple)61.432832.5351
wavering (not resolute)61.313629.649
stuttering (not rhythmic)61.318934.320
worldly (not innocent)61.076330.1388
family-first (not work-first)61.048226.0360
scrub (not legit)60.915428.879
straight (not queer)60.792429.3410
libertarian (not socialist)60.439333.0348
deep (not shallow)60.462330.293
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.275228.252
privileged (not oppressed)60.273627.023
quarrelsome (not warm)60.157128.4405
demonic (not angelic)59.939423.8393
lavish (not frugal)59.842831.7361
whippersnapper (not sage)59.841730.827
enlightened (not lost)59.639333.024
chortling (not giggling)59.365033.820
suspicious (not trusting)59.260032.7408
biased (not impartial)59.280830.9401
fortunate (not unlucky)59.040831.7394
driven (not unambitious)59.0110931.5419
trolling (not triggered)58.924733.214
compersive (not jealous)58.644727.8358
Russian (not French)58.629837.410
nonpolitical (not political)58.434830.8369
selfish (not altruistic)58.347029.5419
Greek (not Roman)58.326729.223
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.952431.7347
dunce (not genius)57.727029.0419
soft (not hard)57.446527.6419
sexist (not feminist)57.433727.275
😏 (not 😬)57.357233.662
vulnerable (not armoured)57.234727.8373
dorky (not cool)57.047533.265
poisonous (not nurturing)56.941925.5314
repulsive (not attractive)56.824924.4431
💝 (not 💔)56.654932.879
🦒 (not 🐐)56.121535.082
first-mate (not captain)55.958634.2418
old (not young)55.645721.2399
💪 (not 🧠)55.633928.065
soft (not hard)55.449227.5392
industrial (not domestic)55.358929.1343
pro (not noob)55.391730.641
loveable (not punchable)55.374230.321
healthy (not sickly)55.292925.9393
glad (not mad)55.146234.659
German (not English)54.910531.917
sporty (not bookish)54.844624.2328
📈 (not 📉)54.884333.945
vengeful (not forgiving)54.362229.8406
believable (not poorly-written)54.3119930.221
creepy (not disarming)54.130627.2390
🥳 (not 🥴)53.946840.045
efficient (not overprepared)53.895933.717
unprepared (not hoarder)53.739434.3401
eastern (not western)53.721532.179
hunter (not gatherer)53.766034.021
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.666430.2424
leisurely (not hurried)53.647136.4435
stylish (not slovenly)53.579130.2426
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.537436.4335
generalist (not specialist)52.738335.2379
perceptive (not unobservant)52.7104830.017
insulting (not complimentary)52.558128.0411
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.552633.582
low IQ (not high IQ)52.121527.4408
hypocritical (not equitable)52.155329.7390
🐘 (not 🐀)52.065233.780
ugly (not beautiful)51.825726.7402
skeptical (not spiritual)51.696433.0367
tense (not relaxed)51.5102536.0428
obsessed (not aloof)51.595737.3412
🐷 (not 🐮)51.444832.376
historical (not modern)51.256128.6394
not introspective (not introspective)51.039633.381
roundabout (not direct)50.734837.1405
👟 (not 🥾)50.666733.641

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jack Sparrow (0.857)
  2. Tracy Jordan (0.817)
  3. Phoebe Buffay (0.815)
  4. Peter Jason Quill (0.8)
  5. Jake Peralta (0.789)
  1. Ashley Wilkes (-0.647)
  2. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.618)
  3. Peter (-0.617)
  4. Elizabeth (-0.614)
  5. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.612)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.16)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.05)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.02)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.05)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.06)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.06)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.12)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.13)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.15)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.16)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.17)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.17)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.18)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.21)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.27)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.27)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.29)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.29)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.31)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.42)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.45)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.47)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.48)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.51)

Notes

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