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Guinan Personality Statistics

Guinan is a character from Star Trek: The Next Generation. 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
wise (not foolish)97.614.413
perceptive (not unobservant)95.897.887
nurturing (not poisonous)95.526.88
knowledgeable (not ignorant)95.5127.692
open-minded (not close-minded)95.117.614
soulful (not soulless)94.647.711
calm (not anxious)94.417.914
mature (not juvenile)94.316.614
loyal (not traitorous)94.1349.310
sage (not whippersnapper)94.0211.7124
good-humored (not angry)93.3710.222
compersive (not jealous)92.919.410
warm (not cold)92.6118.710
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)92.6297.17
egalitarian (not racist)92.51612.524
independent (not codependent)92.31210.113
competent (not incompetent)92.16812.114
manicured (not scruffy)92.1529.411
enlightened (not lost)92.1310.6112
deep (not shallow)91.8310.9124
street-smart (not sheltered)91.72711.29
smooth (not rough)91.426.08
curious (not apathetic)90.7811.510
master (not apprentice)90.65310.114
alert (not oblivious)90.32911.915
intellectual (not physical)90.25318.612
feminist (not sexist)90.13912.018
chill (not offended)90.1410.8113
open to new experinces (not uncreative)90.03911.810
mysterious (not unambiguous)90.0412.313
treasure (not trash)89.94516.1114
high IQ (not low IQ)89.613611.715
philosophical (not real)89.529.311
kind (not cruel)89.36913.014
joyful (not miserable)89.31013.315
confident (not insecure)89.24612.713
genius (not dunce)89.05111.9115
legit (not scrub)88.93216.224
accepting (not judgemental)88.61413.311
arcane (not mainstream)88.489.29
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.31915.316
warm (not quarrelsome)87.91413.411
freelance (not corporate)87.95615.687
bright (not depressed)87.8513.712
introspective (not not introspective)87.7722.020
emancipated (not enslaved)87.51623.512
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.57319.524
rhythmic (not stuttering)87.53111.289
🌟 (not 💩)87.37422.819
complimentary (not insulting)87.01713.86
self-improving (not self-destructive)87.0515.680
sturdy (not flimsy)87.06516.7114
liberal (not conservative)86.82910.213
charming (not awkward)86.7569.112
patient (not impatient)86.52015.915
multicolored (not monochrome)86.41818.411
resolute (not wavering)86.43915.222
creative (not conventional)86.3378.59
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.23117.027
🧠 (not 💪)86.29518.019
decisive (not hesitant)86.09115.416
pure (not debased)85.92311.715
tactful (not indiscreet)85.91814.723
glad (not mad)85.81419.112
important (not irrelevant)85.616315.520
civilized (not barbaric)85.411217.718
eastern (not western)85.319.58
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)85.32517.218
eloquent (not unpolished)85.2948.49
metaphorical (not literal)85.1321.014
family-first (not work-first)85.15610.811
resourceful (not helpless)84.920114.215
loveable (not punchable)84.96619.297
interesting (not tiresome)84.86016.914
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)84.71817.217
complicated (not simple)84.67612.18
musical (not off-key)84.41614.189
equitable (not hypocritical)84.21318.2109
literary (not mathematical)84.11310.78
sweet (not bitter)84.05411.913
angelic (not demonic)83.85311.311
persistent (not quitter)83.840721.129
coordinated (not clumsy)83.717622.513
leisurely (not hurried)83.71915.48
stylish (not slovenly)83.310814.210
reasonable (not deranged)83.37617.620
vegan (not cannibal)83.32315.780
respectful (not rude)83.29815.221
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.224219.612
extraordinary (not mundane)83.211713.513
human (not animalistic)82.913926.217
diligent (not lazy)82.642512.618
nerd (not jock)82.616212.815
old (not young)82.48519.514
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.35414.713
pro (not noob)82.322120.218
altruistic (not selfish)82.29117.314
flexible (not rigid)82.22420.28
gatherer (not hunter)81.07119.991
refined (not rugged)80.912612.511
vibrant (not geriatric)80.813919.792
cooperative (not competitive)80.74523.619
believable (not poorly-written)80.715619.4104
metrosexual (not macho)80.65719.986
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)80.520019.091
bold (not shy)80.441817.523
abstract (not concrete)80.43218.617
cosmopolitan (not provincial)80.36419.413
sensible (not ludicrous)80.011815.911
🦄 (not 🐴)79.86617.216
fresh (not stinky)79.417723.023
humble (not arrogant)79.37820.114
happy (not sad)79.23022.219
spelunker (not claustrophobic)79.15018.680
beautiful (not ugly)79.036028.114
sunny (not gloomy)78.89716.8102
purple (not orange)78.83625.69
rebellious (not obedient)78.822714.812
disarming (not creepy)78.812419.612
👽 (not 🤡)78.34711.516
tasteful (not lewd)78.313015.99
existentialist (not nihilist)78.31227.814
circular (not linear)78.31420.984
forgiving (not vengeful)78.211020.023
romantic (not dispassionate)78.119922.781
efficient (not overprepared)77.86720.3112
conspiracist (not sheeple)77.714216.110
fortunate (not unlucky)77.54116.08
edgy (not politically correct)77.416822.95
worldly (not innocent)77.225920.710
😊 (not 🤣)77.29811.518
slow-talking (not fast-talking)77.04718.789
prestigious (not disreputable)76.918222.012
French (not Russian)76.65921.488
deviant (not average)76.620523.57
minimalist (not pack rat)76.45722.119
poetic (not factual)76.44622.486
zany (not regular)76.315919.418
spiritual (not skeptical)76.24023.612
highbrow (not lowbrow)76.113526.818
healthy (not sickly)76.129220.811
historical (not modern)76.111124.814
weird (not normal)76.018313.521
playful (not shy)76.028526.311
🐮 (not 🐷)76.01218.38
funny (not humorless)75.917722.917
hipster (not basic)75.65226.215
confidential (not gossiping)75.629128.114
quiet (not loud)75.413022.315
tailor (not blacksmith)75.419123.992
cryptic (not straightforward)75.33220.43
go-getter (not slugabed)75.238217.723
cheery (not sorrowful)74.99614.816
spicy (not mild)74.925821.07
soft (not hard)74.611613.910
flourishing (not traumatized)74.52621.078
🐘 (not 🐀)74.38016.214
astonishing (not methodical)74.34922.514
🤠 (not 🤑)74.216918.312
English (not German)74.230124.993
secretive (not open-book)74.227823.8100
emotional (not logical)74.118516.216
loose (not tight)73.99121.999
ranged (not melee)73.45625.666
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.318122.29
thick-skinned (not sensitive)73.215131.412
attractive (not repulsive)73.141415.613
stable (not moody)73.16125.810
democratic (not authoritarian)72.915119.68
📈 (not 📉)72.812824.825
armoured (not vulnerable)72.828615.49
unorthodox (not traditional)72.823519.48
😀 (not 😭)72.510720.414
impartial (not biased)72.41019.812
social (not reclusive)72.320221.116
short (not tall)72.313118.112
heroic (not villainous)72.242123.417
mighty (not puny)72.237120.712
neat (not messy)72.233321.411
chatty (not reserved)72.123826.49
reliable (not experimental)72.121128.7105
punk rock (not preppy)71.717921.679
valedictorian (not drop out)70.741727.824
trolling (not triggered)70.78722.690
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.623428.416
avant-garde (not classical)70.610730.17
Greek (not Roman)70.11825.284
devout (not heathen)69.721518.312
private (not gregarious)69.530528.713
domestic (not industrial)69.313518.413
night owl (not morning lark)69.330828.419
😇 (not 😈)69.224322.713
proper (not scandalous)69.024822.517
🦒 (not 🐐)68.91832.218
cool (not dorky)68.928028.519
relaxed (not tense)68.87327.89
kinky (not vanilla)68.823125.518
consistent (not variable)68.826729.499
socialist (not libertarian)68.71229.414
vague (not precise)68.67525.25
extrovert (not introvert)68.531123.613
assertive (not passive)68.450826.515
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.928926.018
soft (not hard)67.520820.617
rich (not poor)67.437916.011
pacifist (not ferocious)67.315627.312
chaste (not lustful)67.315028.512
deliberate (not spontaneous)67.246027.710
genuine (not sarcastic)67.227330.214
varied (not repetitive)67.14919.514
driven (not unambitious)66.970823.915
playful (not serious)66.917820.79
active (not slothful)66.961622.014
🥳 (not 🥴)66.810122.113
😏 (not 😬)66.825425.816
dominant (not submissive)66.350215.612
decorative (not utilitarian)66.312626.86
unassuming (not pretentious)66.313533.715
aloof (not obsessed)66.13418.111
outsider (not insider)66.025023.79
narcissistic (not low self esteem)65.937614.497
expressive (not stoic)65.832124.015
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')65.81021.913
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.714124.482
lighthearted (not intense)65.712424.796
imaginative (not practical)65.616828.816
lenient (not strict)65.423421.217
feminine (not masculine)65.327823.512
anarchist (not statist)65.220921.817
👻 (not 🤖)65.021024.120
explorer (not builder)64.926534.915
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.349226.518
artistic (not scientific)64.126129.413
atheist (not theist)64.134831.07
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.930527.211
bookish (not sporty)63.846216.95
political (not nonpolitical)63.533733.86
bossy (not meek)63.455621.115
fixable (not unfixable)63.432125.896
sleepy (not frenzied)63.33420.4102
suspicious (not awkward)63.148718.110
wholesome (not salacious)62.937232.115
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.631130.29
🧕 (not 💃)62.215926.520
😎 (not 🧐)62.133831.019
🐩 (not 🐒)62.134032.115
moderate (not extreme)62.019526.29
sane (not crazy)61.830833.917
honorable (not cunning)61.639430.8113
workaholic (not slacker)61.565526.713
queer (not straight)61.49229.012
🤔 (not 🤫)61.434128.116
demure (not vain)61.329125.96
💝 (not 💔)61.130331.414
thick (not thin)61.022814.09
👟 (not 🥾)60.933327.115
involved (not remote)60.857828.511
resistant (not resigned)60.861826.497
open (not guarded)60.712629.412
generalist (not specialist)59.914332.99
fast (not slow)59.656830.116
trusting (not suspicious)59.527221.814
alpha (not beta)59.554223.918
plays hard (not works hard)59.422327.514
🎩 (not 🧢)59.443427.115
backdoor (not official)58.943424.513
child free (not pronatalist)58.854428.211
idealist (not realist)58.632032.614
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.535934.119
reasoned (not instinctual)58.430831.811
hedonist (not monastic)58.440530.314
intimate (not formal)58.333930.224
hoarder (not unprepared)58.049119.110
😜 (not 🤐)57.933929.59
chortling (not giggling)57.852731.286
exuberant (not subdued)57.746131.3105
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)57.540923.414
brave (not careful)57.352728.818
charming (not trusting)57.144828.117
feisty (not gracious)57.064625.118
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.966317.913
Italian (not Swedish)56.543825.063
🥰 (not 🙃)56.439530.919
mischievous (not well behaved)56.352732.814
permanent (not transient)55.149233.110
folksy (not presidential)55.139132.986
sheriff (not outlaw)55.043822.915
high-tech (not low-tech)54.940635.118
captain (not first-mate)54.842740.311
oppressed (not privileged)54.826425.994
urban (not rural)54.465823.814
orderly (not chaotic)54.152430.519
moist (not dry)54.139128.5101
whimsical (not rational)54.032728.613
roundabout (not direct)54.021831.014
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.835131.014
🐿 (not 🦇)53.449631.624
sober (not indulgent)53.243924.75
luddite (not technophile)53.247723.810
🤺 (not 🏌)53.172634.919
individualist (not communal)52.957832.37
theoretical (not empirical)52.823431.913
studious (not goof-off)52.666927.116
🛌 (not 🧗)52.635726.717
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.554119.011
cautious (not impulsive)52.447533.511
frugal (not lavish)51.653825.214
subjective (not objective)51.650134.77
flamboyant (not modest)51.543240.714
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.568726.318
neurotypical (not autistic)50.983929.58
crafty (not scholarly)50.960530.013
gendered (not androgynous)50.991327.114
bold (not serious)50.254828.310
tame (not wild)50.240636.412

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. The Oracle (0.895)
  2. Iroh (0.862)
  3. Alice Cullen (0.84)
  4. Albus Dumbledore (0.817)
  5. Inara Serra (0.78)
  1. Brad Bellick (-0.666)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.653)
  3. Petunia Dursley (-0.65)
  4. Principal Vernon (-0.626)
  5. Frank Burns (-0.622)

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: ISFJ (r = 0.59)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.57)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.56)
  4. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.43)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.42)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.42)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.41)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.39)
  9. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.37)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.36)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.33)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.31)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.18)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.16)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.16)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.11)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.04)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.03)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.07)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.11)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.18)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.23)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.23)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.32)

Notes

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