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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
nurturing (not poisonous)97.214.89
wise (not foolish)96.515.019
perceptive (not unobservant)96.496.796
soulful (not soulless)96.227.015
knowledgeable (not ignorant)95.3148.0102
calm (not anxious)94.328.323
independent (not codependent)94.0129.020
sage (not whippersnapper)93.9211.8123
manicured (not scruffy)93.8377.616
mature (not juvenile)93.778.116
egalitarian (not racist)93.71611.729
open-minded (not close-minded)93.548.416
good-humored (not angry)93.41010.127
warm (not cold)92.7167.820
competent (not incompetent)92.77611.420
deep (not shallow)92.1510.9124
open to new experinces (not uncreative)92.04111.312
high IQ (not low IQ)91.614810.521
enlightened (not lost)91.5212.2119
devoted (not unfaithful)91.49512.616
street-smart (not sheltered)91.15011.213
bright (not depressed)90.7912.914
empath (not psychopath)90.72115.981
curious (not apathetic)90.51511.011
confident (not insecure)90.54911.522
smooth (not rough)90.337.910
emancipated (not enslaved)90.3719.021
queen (not princess)89.87815.713
complimentary (not insulting)89.71111.910
chill (not offended)89.7410.9111
🌟 (not 💩)89.67420.326
patient (not impatient)89.5108.424
treasure (not trash)89.58316.5108
genius (not dunce)89.37011.9118
master (not apprentice)89.312214.719
alert (not oblivious)89.35413.021
legit (not scrub)89.33316.025
self-assured (not self-conscious)89.21913.827
not genocidal (not genocidal)89.16518.217
mysterious (not unambiguous)89.01222.119
kind (not cruel)88.514614.620
rhythmic (not stuttering)88.53010.090
resourceful (not helpless)88.419313.519
loyal (not traitorous)88.328412.219
warm (not quarrelsome)88.32212.820
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.29718.031
feminist (not sexist)88.212812.221
intellectual (not physical)88.112218.017
human (not animalistic)87.86817.221
liberal (not conservative)87.8399.519
freelance (not corporate)87.78915.789
giving (not receiving)87.64813.814
eloquent (not unpolished)87.5889.515
generous (not stingy)87.54711.692
never cries (not often crying)87.57411.28
profound (not ironic)87.3315.990
self-improving (not self-destructive)87.2815.383
civilized (not barbaric)87.113216.822
interesting (not tiresome)87.15916.517
sturdy (not flimsy)87.09616.8113
attentive (not interrupting)87.01614.990
creative (not conventional)86.8658.513
introspective (not not introspective)86.61821.428
tactful (not indiscreet)86.32214.430
still (not twitchy)86.01419.7103
charming (not awkward)85.910310.315
inspiring (not cringeworthy)85.95117.725
high standards (not desperate)85.97818.986
🧠 (not 💪)85.817217.829
loveable (not punchable)85.79017.395
musical (not off-key)85.63413.591
resolute (not wavering)85.47014.628
arcane (not mainstream)85.33511.812
multicolored (not monochrome)85.25623.016
extraordinary (not mundane)84.915813.017
metaphorical (not literal)84.9621.524
badass (not weakass)84.835617.067
🎨 (not 🏀)84.816316.194
washed (not muddy)84.76319.520
decisive (not hesitant)84.616317.821
stylish (not slovenly)84.614213.512
altruistic (not selfish)84.59715.120
interested (not bored)84.56718.3113
glad (not mad)84.44418.114
philosophical (not real)84.3822.415
good-cook (not bad-cook)84.34020.867
compersive (not jealous)84.21716.513
literary (not mathematical)84.13110.78
reassuring (not fearmongering)84.15414.810
leisurely (not hurried)84.02314.910
pro (not noob)84.030719.421
thinker (not doer)84.01018.088
optimistic (not pessimistic)83.97315.520
vegan (not cannibal)83.93715.882
indie (not pop)83.97319.718
coordinated (not clumsy)83.726120.020
equitable (not hypocritical)83.72618.7111
persistent (not quitter)83.766421.029
contrarian (not yes-man)83.76120.416
important (not irrelevant)83.635416.420
old (not young)83.512619.315
cryptic (not straightforward)83.31517.37
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.136220.710
joyful (not miserable)82.76718.718
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)82.64522.124
respectful (not rude)82.518215.922
sweet (not bitter)82.511614.014
quirky (not predictable)82.4709.019
opinionated (not jealous)82.211814.017
frank (not sugarcoated)82.125011.914
tasteful (not lewd)82.09816.117
flexible (not rigid)82.03319.19
complicated (not simple)81.921617.811
family-first (not work-first)81.815612.617
bold (not shy)81.861117.326
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.86321.816
cooperative (not competitive)81.56723.320
summer (not winter)81.515413.914
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)81.46222.820
beautiful (not ugly)81.354925.421
grateful (not entitled)81.310520.091
reasonable (not deranged)81.115623.725
fresh (not stinky)81.127223.224
diligent (not lazy)81.072312.623
🦄 (not 🐴)80.910717.317
deep (not epic)80.9724.773
believable (not poorly-written)80.625920.0104
vibrant (not geriatric)80.622519.790
metrosexual (not macho)80.67819.883
gatherer (not hunter)80.210820.394
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.226224.28
abstract (not concrete)80.15919.720
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)80.133019.188
worldly (not innocent)80.033121.318
pure (not debased)79.813823.120
👽 (not 🤡)79.76111.418
accepting (not judgemental)79.512925.217
one-faced (not two-faced)79.530326.080
forgiving (not vengeful)79.415518.529
zany (not regular)79.419918.418
sunny (not gloomy)79.017416.5103
circular (not linear)78.92220.182
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)78.99620.580
rebellious (not obedient)78.837214.416
angelic (not demonic)78.620515.514
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.66819.979
playful (not shy)78.440824.114
cultured (not rustic)78.218722.213
happy (not sad)78.18021.025
efficient (not overprepared)77.89420.3113
sensible (not ludicrous)77.820514.29
romantic (not dispassionate)77.832423.081
refined (not rugged)77.724517.315
nerd (not jock)77.537723.316
mighty (not puny)77.439919.019
French (not Russian)77.49419.989
disarming (not creepy)77.228518.714
heroic (not villainous)77.154222.420
hipster (not basic)77.17026.116
cocky (not timid)77.151718.116
existentialist (not nihilist)76.93629.816
slow-talking (not fast-talking)76.95119.789
social (not reclusive)76.825421.219
poetic (not factual)76.87522.091
spiritual (not skeptical)76.66622.813
eastern (not western)76.5714.413
spicy (not mild)76.437820.211
weird (not normal)76.230013.023
purple (not orange)76.29928.616
funny (not humorless)75.931620.025
cosmopolitan (not provincial)75.916021.213
cynical (not gullible)75.736216.511
vague (not precise)75.73524.47
attractive (not repulsive)75.559316.115
soft (not hard)75.419612.413
go-getter (not slugabed)75.465017.524
flourishing (not traumatized)75.44120.581
neat (not messy)75.443219.415
prestigious (not disreputable)75.431425.017
quiet (not loud)75.318222.723
stable (not moody)75.36124.315
humble (not arrogant)75.119522.420
unorthodox (not traditional)75.031721.612
clean (not perverted)75.046226.278
love-focused (not money-focused)75.052831.012
tailor (not blacksmith)74.927824.789
minimalist (not pack rat)74.610721.922
deviant (not average)74.637026.813
😀 (not 😭)74.615522.120
chic (not cheesy)74.516121.118
flower child (not goth)74.538827.611
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.426427.821
🐮 (not 🐷)74.42919.68
healthy (not sickly)74.251120.912
fortunate (not unlucky)74.112315.610
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.934421.013
domestic (not industrial)73.910919.116
reliable (not experimental)73.829428.199
expressive (not stoic)73.535323.718
secretive (not open-book)73.444925.7108
loose (not tight)73.314822.6100
democratic (not authoritarian)73.021529.012
cool (not dorky)73.034427.923
🐘 (not 🐀)72.815320.419
relaxed (not tense)72.87630.013
English (not German)72.861225.692
active (not slothful)72.479323.517
unassuming (not pretentious)72.310429.919
😊 (not 🤣)72.332122.521
devout (not heathen)72.124419.516
protagonist (not antagonist)72.160022.216
cheery (not sorrowful)71.922616.819
punk rock (not preppy)71.830222.480
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.627727.619
night owl (not morning lark)71.643328.021
realistic (not ambitious)71.210527.496
ranged (not melee)71.012027.271
plastic (not wooden)71.08323.44
pacifist (not ferocious)70.918625.915
accommodating (not stubborn)70.79430.085
🎃 (not 💀)70.721924.774
Greek (not Roman)70.63524.886
💝 (not 💔)70.528831.420
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.535229.415
trolling (not triggered)70.511322.694
astonishing (not methodical)70.414228.619
impartial (not biased)70.22320.915
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.059424.210
varied (not repetitive)69.98219.319
serene (not pensive)69.91232.395
🤠 (not 🤑)69.743125.715
water (not fire)69.722632.171
rap (not rock)69.75325.015
😏 (not 😬)69.633524.620
imaginative (not practical)69.524127.425
edgy (not politically correct)69.444827.112
confidential (not gossiping)69.463731.322
extrovert (not introvert)69.449723.220
motivated (not unmotivated)69.4111518.214
consistent (not variable)69.338929.099
socialist (not libertarian)69.32228.719
historical (not modern)69.130330.414
asexual (not sexual)69.119130.171
feminine (not masculine)69.040222.320
freak (not normie)68.939726.082
decorative (not utilitarian)68.817927.511
aloof (not obsessed)68.73219.511
valedictorian (not drop out)68.770027.228
🎩 (not 🧢)68.747527.921
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.640425.522
armoured (not vulnerable)68.655921.817
thick (not thin)68.426318.814
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.430231.512
on-time (not tardy)68.370528.187
spontaneous (not scheduled)68.238827.213
😇 (not 😈)68.242425.214
lover (not fighter)68.235627.181
expressive (not monotone)68.256129.09
factual (not exaggerating)67.938129.571
proper (not scandalous)67.842122.719
👻 (not 🤖)67.729323.024
genuine (not sarcastic)67.441428.029
touchy-feely (not distant)67.431527.214
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)67.344525.716
common sense (not analysis)67.310827.019
chaste (not lustful)67.223726.913
outsider (not insider)66.935122.610
short (not tall)66.831716.915
🦒 (not 🐐)66.84133.120
📈 (not 📉)66.848226.629
vintage (not trendy)66.871330.073
lighthearted (not intense)66.521224.696
playful (not serious)66.333020.811
pointed (not random)66.383534.089
😎 (not 🧐)66.247330.025
emotional (not logical)66.147326.822
🥳 (not 🥴)65.921420.818
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.821024.581
suspicious (not awkward)65.668716.413
natural-talent (not hard-work)65.618828.274
lenient (not strict)65.536724.320
chatty (not reserved)65.552230.611
bookish (not sporty)65.572425.913
narcissistic (not low self esteem)65.556814.3102
private (not gregarious)65.460427.919
chosen one (not everyman)65.344928.326
demure (not vain)65.234223.39
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.176425.620
OCD (not ADHD)65.167124.154
kinky (not vanilla)65.044927.924
bossy (not meek)64.785020.819
open (not guarded)64.617727.921
rich (not poor)64.666816.011
explorer (not builder)64.643832.122
driven (not unambitious)64.4120326.115
involved (not remote)64.282529.216
soft (not hard)64.241320.518
🐩 (not 🐒)64.247634.419
cat person (not dog person)64.240434.310
wholesome (not salacious)64.159329.918
trusting (not suspicious)63.936625.426
backdoor (not official)63.951927.820
fixable (not unfixable)63.953125.4100
sleepy (not frenzied)63.64120.4103
resistant (not resigned)62.988826.894
anarchist (not statist)62.940223.319
paranoid (not naive)62.961813.510
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')62.85625.315
overachiever (not underachiever)62.8100527.380
sane (not crazy)62.645133.520
artistic (not scientific)62.448728.214
proactive (not reactive)61.924727.99
political (not nonpolitical)61.760233.29
workaholic (not slacker)61.7106225.618
🥰 (not 🙃)61.750330.423
honorable (not cunning)61.466731.1114
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.252229.616
assertive (not passive)61.194829.726
child free (not pronatalist)60.973931.916
white knight (not bad boy)60.869923.211
objective (not subjective)60.633536.28
🧕 (not 💃)60.623829.326
brave (not careful)60.577429.719
queer (not straight)60.319427.114
intimate (not formal)60.352430.329
hedonist (not monastic)60.254326.912
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)60.154522.215
extravagant (not thrifty)60.056427.26
prideful (not envious)59.8106010.810
🥵 (not 🥶)59.656820.862
moderate (not extreme)59.335725.211
🤔 (not 🤫)59.365529.520
alpha (not beta)59.086129.922
👟 (not 🥾)59.059027.916
plays hard (not works hard)58.936126.117
tautology (not oxymoron)58.917328.310
machiavellian (not transparent)58.957729.113
flirtatious (not prudish)58.868427.99
jaded (not innocent)58.889428.410
blissful (not haunted)58.731029.9106
always down (not picky)58.733132.018
dominant (not submissive)58.593523.914
emotional (not unemotional)58.495925.99
opinionated (not neutral)58.3128435.492
😜 (not 🤐)58.158229.79
fantastical (not realistic)57.951533.581
avant-garde (not classical)57.546335.211
concise (not long-winded)57.356229.413
chortling (not giggling)57.286030.688
whimsical (not rational)57.051528.919
exuberant (not subdued)56.980231.5108
exhibitionist (not bashful)56.986827.882
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)56.899625.814
high-tech (not low-tech)56.763233.820
🤺 (not 🏌)56.5106035.122
Italian (not Swedish)56.569125.463
orderly (not chaotic)56.374430.624
cautious (not impulsive)56.266428.418
specialist (not generalist)56.284036.011
earth (not air)56.291735.392
radical (not centrist)56.268729.417
idealist (not realist)55.860732.921
🧗 (not 🛌)55.590931.722
mischievous (not well behaved)55.384531.318
fast (not slow)55.1105831.316
wild (not tame)55.187835.518
oppressed (not privileged)55.143725.495
charming (not trusting)55.073931.723
roundabout (not direct)54.832931.815
luddite (not technophile)54.766925.913
theist (not atheist)54.750431.69
androgynous (not gendered)54.610326.216
folksy (not presidential)54.461633.391
gamer (not non-gamer)54.249932.769
individualist (not communal)54.188932.09
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.181318.912
sheriff (not outlaw)53.873122.618
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.866134.119
feisty (not gracious)53.7107227.327
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.7113620.418
Pepsi (not Coke)53.551734.263
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)53.492130.214
autistic (not neurotypical)53.321630.014
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.162730.920
moist (not dry)53.068128.5101
sober (not indulgent)52.867325.612
hoarder (not unprepared)52.796314.510
urban (not rural)52.7110923.416
lavish (not frugal)52.567826.515
first-mate (not captain)52.576339.214
🐿 (not 🦇)52.487132.827
scholarly (not crafty)52.160326.522
dramatic (not comedic)52.1108226.896
theoretical (not empirical)51.850430.418
studious (not goof-off)51.7105429.320
serious (not bold)51.470228.720
reasoned (not instinctual)51.263633.617
demanding (not unchallenging)51.1126328.489
transient (not permanent)50.166035.315
flamboyant (not modest)50.672738.119

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 (0.898)
  2. Iroh (0.852)
  3. Alice Cullen (0.818)
  4. Deanna Troi (0.783)
  5. Albus Dumbledore (0.779)
  6. Inara Serra (0.778)
  7. Sam Button (0.774)
  8. Dr. Sean Maguire (0.765)
  9. Gandalf (0.76)
  10. Dale Cooper (0.755)
  1. Brad Bellick (-0.663)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.649)
  3. Sam Healy (-0.643)
  4. Nick Dunne (-0.638)
  5. Topper (-0.621)
  6. Petunia Dursley (-0.618)
  7. Principal Vernon (-0.612)
  8. Frank Burns (-0.61)
  9. Cornelius Fudge (-0.605)
  10. Byron Hadley (-0.594)

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.



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