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Toby Damon Personality Statistics

Toby Damon is a character from This Is Us. 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
funny (not humorless)90.74511.333
kind (not cruel)89.011813.043
soulful (not soulless)86.516012.839
chatty (not reserved)86.413314.436
egalitarian (not racist)85.323813.944
playful (not shy)84.518816.339
wholesome (not salacious)84.58717.146
good-humored (not angry)84.210115.537
tall (not short)83.79016.941
romantic (not dispassionate)83.713019.753
soft (not hard)83.16312.134
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.723714.944
extrovert (not introvert)82.616119.835
warm (not cold)82.513318.748
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.419718.542
💃 (not 🧕)82.316315.264
sweet (not bitter)81.910516.243
accepting (not judgemental)81.38517.036
treasure (not trash)80.833421.877
loyal (not traitorous)80.647618.042
playful (not serious)80.310917.251
loveable (not punchable)80.316921.958
expressive (not stoic)80.318614.832
thick (not thin)80.28520.543
loud (not quiet)79.624018.842
family-first (not work-first)79.517115.341
straight (not queer)79.339423.145
😜 (not 🤐)79.015616.141
nurturing (not poisonous)78.824321.541
forgiving (not vengeful)78.714319.044
lenient (not strict)78.610617.640
human (not animalistic)78.530020.035
goof-off (not studious)78.512818.751
🤠 (not 🤑)78.513320.843
bold (not shy)78.460820.840
soft (not hard)78.410822.237
feminist (not sexist)78.434117.853
vibrant (not geriatric)78.126418.950
💝 (not 💔)78.111424.765
heroic (not villainous)78.042516.639
social (not reclusive)78.019225.366
😇 (not 😈)77.817322.055
respectful (not rude)77.725119.945
🥳 (not 🥴)77.74222.234
complimentary (not insulting)77.715421.840
😎 (not 🧐)77.716824.453
gendered (not androgynous)77.358421.639
warm (not quarrelsome)76.713224.043
nerd (not jock)76.233424.242
folksy (not presidential)75.815819.646
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.714924.750
reasonable (not deranged)75.424124.841
sunny (not gloomy)75.318921.168
English (not German)75.038428.539
fixable (not unfixable)75.011219.066
glad (not mad)74.714017.547
🤡 (not 👽)74.77520.940
important (not irrelevant)74.759621.163
deep (not shallow)73.826921.295
pure (not debased)73.823616.341
🐿 (not 🦇)73.724026.237
emotional (not logical)73.626217.638
🌟 (not 💩)73.551525.351
believable (not poorly-written)73.554623.853
poetic (not factual)73.411622.342
bold (not serious)73.225123.549
masculine (not feminine)73.244121.632
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.024721.746
freelance (not corporate)72.835225.246
zany (not regular)72.729724.247
spontaneous (not deliberate)72.617022.136
leisurely (not hurried)72.512823.341
low self esteem (not narcissistic)72.411521.154
🦄 (not 🐴)72.317926.947
awkward (not suspicious)72.113216.535
angelic (not demonic)72.031919.738
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.038024.535
domestic (not industrial)71.913620.636
exuberant (not subdued)71.931524.756
loose (not tight)71.713921.963
honorable (not cunning)71.630623.5110
pacifist (not ferocious)71.415322.332
involved (not remote)71.440921.536
extraordinary (not mundane)71.246815.837
persistent (not quitter)71.297123.050
disarming (not creepy)71.145521.038
intimate (not formal)71.119923.256
🐘 (not 🐀)70.919026.353
altruistic (not selfish)70.733825.448
perceptive (not unobservant)70.771326.157
joyful (not miserable)70.420526.846
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.226124.734
legit (not scrub)70.257724.953
democratic (not authoritarian)70.126323.935
liberal (not conservative)70.035325.645
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.837322.854
gregarious (not private)69.720724.439
reliable (not experimental)69.632026.566
cheery (not sorrowful)69.422727.046
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)69.332924.673
first-mate (not captain)69.135825.140
lighthearted (not intense)69.114029.956
spontaneous (not scheduled)69.030627.238
optimistic (not pessimistic)68.530327.741
neurotypical (not autistic)68.163522.342
resourceful (not helpless)68.080525.534
circular (not linear)67.915123.835
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.932924.139
flamboyant (not modest)67.734629.536
chill (not offended)67.718427.254
interesting (not tiresome)67.655325.250
humble (not arrogant)67.528322.634
😀 (not 😭)67.425728.555
🤔 (not 🤫)67.426626.347
trusting (not suspicious)67.325027.843
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.215029.557
multicolored (not monochrome)67.126726.429
flexible (not rigid)67.018923.943
gracious (not feisty)67.010922.338
gatherer (not hunter)67.032726.260
moist (not dry)66.921322.053
unorthodox (not traditional)66.642125.336
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.452624.048
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.439025.345
moody (not stable)66.355323.035
straightforward (not cryptic)66.351825.642
statist (not anarchist)66.329524.741
sturdy (not flimsy)66.260224.467
🛌 (not 🧗)66.118128.268
astonishing (not methodical)66.019422.541
submissive (not dominant)65.922723.048
artistic (not scientific)65.834120.429
impulsive (not cautious)65.740325.547
permanent (not transient)65.732725.041
emancipated (not enslaved)65.653923.327
creative (not conventional)65.440629.338
driven (not unambitious)65.298821.745
🐒 (not 🐩)65.130534.850
🤣 (not 😊)64.925032.547
clumsy (not coordinated)64.724225.544
imaginative (not practical)64.726027.144
🎩 (not 🧢)64.748430.134
patient (not impatient)64.624127.851
idealist (not realist)64.632829.542
existentialist (not nihilist)64.637723.232
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.360120.146
nonpolitical (not political)64.223325.124
atheist (not theist)64.045922.634
pronatalist (not child free)63.921025.434
chaotic (not orderly)63.842323.644
high IQ (not low IQ)63.888320.737
fresh (not stinky)63.866125.372
civilized (not barbaric)63.767122.538
lowbrow (not highbrow)63.618320.934
innocent (not worldly)63.520725.142
cooperative (not competitive)63.526623.839
🥰 (not 🙃)63.436331.672
confidential (not gossiping)63.365823.847
scruffy (not manicured)63.332719.239
dorky (not cool)63.336428.750
open (not guarded)63.115428.042
urban (not rural)63.066727.956
smooth (not rough)62.938222.939
crafty (not scholarly)62.955821.944
weird (not normal)62.754023.844
go-getter (not slugabed)62.792323.032
brave (not careful)62.559221.935
whimsical (not rational)62.533724.941
messy (not neat)62.532522.747
charming (not awkward)62.460929.645
indulgent (not sober)62.446822.046
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.430326.636
open-minded (not close-minded)62.452529.132
beta (not alpha)62.031226.540
open-book (not secretive)62.026328.860
rugged (not refined)61.940821.035
depressed (not bright)61.933525.940
obsessed (not aloof)61.857625.030
vulnerable (not armoured)61.827530.037
confident (not insecure)61.772632.036
devout (not heathen)61.745129.834
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)61.722829.033
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.735224.946
frenzied (not sleepy)61.787129.844
demure (not vain)61.538325.340
cannibal (not vegan)61.542223.842
knowledgeable (not ignorant)61.574524.366
literary (not mathematical)61.452625.330
compersive (not jealous)61.438124.043
competent (not incompetent)61.490620.336
bookish (not sporty)61.363831.643
introspective (not not introspective)61.359926.944
unassuming (not pretentious)61.327533.148
happy (not sad)61.228824.932
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.154728.740
metaphorical (not literal)60.819326.433
musical (not off-key)60.732929.650
street-smart (not sheltered)60.565424.527
tasteful (not lewd)60.466523.932
roundabout (not direct)60.417024.342
outsider (not insider)60.147224.745
privileged (not oppressed)60.173222.247
whippersnapper (not sage)60.140324.139
🐐 (not 🦒)60.060430.955
hedonist (not monastic)59.947526.126
generalist (not specialist)59.819725.723
efficient (not overprepared)59.873927.446
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.679627.757
modern (not historical)59.556826.947
unpolished (not eloquent)59.437425.440
varied (not repetitive)59.421023.653
relaxed (not tense)59.316834.132
Italian (not Swedish)59.349832.636
👟 (not 🥾)59.249128.953
average (not deviant)58.929127.654
fortunate (not unlucky)58.641224.448
skeptical (not spiritual)58.580423.227
meek (not bossy)58.427024.649
diligent (not lazy)58.3105224.926
vague (not precise)58.223823.532
trolling (not triggered)58.126127.953
🧠 (not 💪)58.079327.158
juvenile (not mature)57.948323.543
intellectual (not physical)57.772330.438
curious (not apathetic)57.783128.531
decisive (not hesitant)57.782926.746
biased (not impartial)57.785425.944
📈 (not 📉)57.773727.755
equitable (not hypocritical)57.655726.178
tailor (not blacksmith)57.671031.952
tactful (not indiscreet)57.570526.241
drop out (not valedictorian)57.435423.551
real (not philosophical)57.374727.347
avant-garde (not classical)57.239626.430
charming (not trusting)57.157532.238
abstract (not concrete)57.139029.154
melee (not ranged)57.132227.937
sensitive (not thick-skinned)57.046229.639
codependent (not independent)57.036529.150
slow (not fast)56.723323.939
empirical (not theoretical)56.657528.734
pack rat (not minimalist)56.641825.942
mighty (not puny)56.583830.943
spicy (not mild)56.473428.859
👻 (not 🤖)56.353930.641
punk rock (not preppy)56.344825.553
enlightened (not lost)56.246227.460
wise (not foolish)56.164523.753
mischievous (not well behaved)56.169326.137
wild (not tame)56.069425.338
kinky (not vanilla)55.756422.126
resolute (not wavering)55.786726.246
sickly (not healthy)55.324125.460
technophile (not luddite)55.348930.526
consistent (not variable)55.369931.958
anxious (not calm)55.170132.051
rich (not poor)55.071617.733
resistant (not resigned)55.099525.880
beautiful (not ugly)55.098824.536
decorative (not utilitarian)55.034429.427
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.825626.925
lavish (not frugal)54.751622.745
arcane (not mainstream)54.764827.039
prestigious (not disreputable)54.576622.831
purple (not orange)54.453832.837
extreme (not moderate)54.478228.742
simple (not complicated)54.431827.846
western (not eastern)54.386731.456
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.287530.845
unprepared (not hoarder)54.237125.426
pro (not noob)54.192532.540
edgy (not politically correct)54.070324.443
metrosexual (not macho)54.074025.555
giggling (not chortling)54.035033.847
builder (not explorer)53.956626.842
sheriff (not outlaw)53.860024.542
Roman (not Greek)53.754427.835
attractive (not repulsive)53.593925.555
stylish (not slovenly)53.578730.044
workaholic (not slacker)53.497020.347
overspender (not penny-pincher)53.449922.561
active (not slothful)53.3108425.446
🐮 (not 🐷)53.273227.553
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.162432.352
plays hard (not works hard)53.038225.844
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.968031.633
rebellious (not obedient)52.977827.232
backdoor (not official)52.966222.433
basic (not hipster)52.880426.734
assertive (not passive)52.894125.641
proper (not scandalous)52.760923.232
🏌 (not 🤺)52.724932.047
Russian (not French)52.642630.339
lustful (not chaste)52.371522.431
self-disciplined (not disorganized)52.390828.333
morning lark (not night owl)52.345828.028
genius (not dunce)52.289020.895
ludicrous (not sensible)52.249925.039
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.239330.648
individualist (not communal)51.978728.037
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.858729.949
libertarian (not socialist)51.781228.929
subjective (not objective)51.765428.130
sane (not crazy)51.760023.151
young (not old)51.677719.143
traumatized (not flourishing)51.684923.650
master (not apprentice)51.586125.139
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.590025.837
high-tech (not low-tech)51.162625.541
conspiracist (not sheeple)51.191021.831
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)51.067326.320
genuine (not sarcastic)50.967631.344
instinctual (not reasoned)50.277329.443
😏 (not 😬)50.475328.937
oblivious (not alert)50.544226.147

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Hoban Washburne (0.796)
  2. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (0.772)
  3. Angel Batista (0.771)
  4. Marshall Eriksen (0.766)
  5. Sallah (0.763)
  1. Samuel Norton (-0.591)
  2. Stannis Baratheon (-0.59)
  3. Major Arnold Toht (-0.583)
  4. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.58)
  5. Sarah O'Brien (-0.567)

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: ENTP (r = 0.39)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.34)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.29)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.22)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.09)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.05)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.04)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.01)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.02)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.1)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.1)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.11)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.12)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.14)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.14)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.16)
  18. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.21)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.27)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.28)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.39)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.44)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.46)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.53)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.57)


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