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Robert California Personality Statistics

Robert California is a character from The Office. 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
privileged (not oppressed)92.7519.541
bold (not shy)92.411811.8463
arrogant (not humble)91.27713.8495
narcissistic (not low self esteem)91.04522.545
rich (not poor)89.214016.1414
dominant (not submissive)89.013917.1455
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.62419.5418
competitive (not cooperative)88.014115.4454
cannibal (not vegan)88.04219.340
intense (not lighthearted)87.812017.439
extreme (not moderate)87.212418.0392
weird (not normal)86.87415.1466
crazy (not sane)86.55516.5162
assertive (not passive)86.315519.9409
hunter (not gatherer)86.39420.625
worldly (not innocent)86.210215.0467
confident (not insecure)86.111820.9486
lavish (not frugal)86.07118.2453
vain (not demure)85.96918.2443
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)85.86319.2457
alpha (not beta)85.619122.2402
kinky (not vanilla)85.55320.6443
conspiracist (not sheeple)85.36316.4303
wild (not tame)85.214917.7501
suspicious (not trusting)85.112316.7446
debased (not pure)85.08616.3488
😈 (not 😇)84.911414.2140
mischievous (not well behaved)84.720816.7460
decisive (not hesitant)84.615920.4444
selfish (not altruistic)84.513118.6496
work-first (not family-first)84.412917.4483
lustful (not chaste)84.49120.0408
cunning (not honorable)84.39716.3476
master (not apprentice)83.921221.7240
salacious (not wholesome)83.97918.8153
deviant (not average)83.810518.0312
rebellious (not obedient)83.722217.4400
indulgent (not sober)83.410521.2446
bossy (not meek)83.127322.1449
captain (not first-mate)82.918124.3465
flamboyant (not modest)82.811921.4430
demonic (not angelic)82.710217.1444
playful (not shy)82.625016.2432
pretentious (not unassuming)82.412022.5163
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.48022.2470
creepy (not disarming)82.33320.4225
armoured (not vulnerable)82.212319.5392
deranged (not reasonable)82.18318.8143
complicated (not simple)82.016924.1389
individualist (not communal)81.914321.7322
sexist (not feminist)81.88620.1175
extrovert (not introvert)81.717723.0491
quarrelsome (not warm)81.718518.7458
independent (not codependent)81.718825.7450
insulting (not complimentary)81.512217.4340
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)81.210024.4372
🙃 (not 🥰)81.27822.2226
punchable (not loveable)81.110417.129
unfixable (not fixable)81.15922.430
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.026223.4161
ludicrous (not sensible)80.97919.9466
scandalous (not proper)80.917121.4441
heathen (not devout)80.75520.4420
poisonous (not nurturing)80.613418.1197
spicy (not mild)80.323021.9450
traitorous (not loyal)80.37117.5441
animalistic (not human)80.32319.2372
transient (not permanent)80.21421.3180
edgy (not politically correct)80.116321.8452
cold (not warm)79.914419.4407
unorthodox (not traditional)79.917325.0305
emancipated (not enslaved)79.614524.1424
driven (not unambitious)79.560124.5403
sarcastic (not genuine)79.315322.2471
efficient (not overprepared)79.35926.826
authoritarian (not democratic)79.315423.9441
vengeful (not forgiving)79.223618.0438
hard (not soft)79.119320.0412
philosophical (not real)79.11724.2313
cringeworthy (not inspiring)78.89523.5312
lewd (not tasteful)78.77323.2471
charming (not trusting)78.711817.9422
villainous (not heroic)78.611716.9414
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.531425.634
feisty (not gracious)78.429420.2458
rude (not respectful)78.213919.0422
urban (not rural)78.122425.2240
cosmopolitan (not provincial)78.011724.0362
bitter (not sweet)77.918716.2423
💩 (not 🌟)77.97925.2143
atheist (not theist)77.816625.4275
zany (not regular)77.619626.1134
hypocritical (not equitable)77.511720.2285
judgemental (not accepting)77.421224.9333
ferocious (not pacifist)77.132624.2454
hard (not soft)76.924223.4319
fortunate (not unlucky)76.85824.4410
chaotic (not orderly)76.722426.9413
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.634429.2428
metaphorical (not literal)76.63126.9420
variable (not consistent)76.54527.930
leisurely (not hurried)76.38423.7470
cryptic (not straightforward)76.13930.0478
industrial (not domestic)75.98623.2279
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)75.910829.0130
cruel (not kind)75.914117.5432
trash (not treasure)75.57327.8173
presidential (not folksy)75.420925.437
moody (not stable)75.233824.7444
experimental (not reliable)75.116929.628
impulsive (not cautious)74.927627.2411
libertarian (not socialist)74.76828.9378
💃 (not 🧕)74.632528.3240
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.532827.7431
secretive (not open-book)74.534830.428
biased (not impartial)74.429326.2402
hedonist (not monastic)74.411627.198
old (not young)74.220717.2490
calm (not anxious)74.211027.0427
soulless (not soulful)74.212325.3309
🤑 (not 🤠)74.119930.0154
💔 (not 💝)74.115627.2226
🎩 (not 🧢)73.932529.6139
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.419728.7434
street-smart (not sheltered)73.340625.1402
impatient (not patient)73.337923.8172
miserable (not joyful)73.227522.4153
coordinated (not clumsy)73.151026.2427
plays hard (not works hard)73.114823.7475
night owl (not morning lark)73.133129.1277
🐷 (not 🐮)72.98529.7246
anarchist (not statist)72.917728.5207
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)72.840028.4145
exuberant (not subdued)72.730226.327
thick-skinned (not sensitive)72.421326.2427
spontaneous (not scheduled)72.327228.9431
rhythmic (not stuttering)72.046428.442
masculine (not feminine)71.947124.2473
arcane (not mainstream)71.922328.6415
abstract (not concrete)71.915129.9153
high IQ (not low IQ)71.772425.8498
brave (not careful)71.537526.3414
repulsive (not attractive)71.411227.3475
suspicious (not awkward)71.442029.7456
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.320429.4243
🤣 (not 😊)71.214927.3139
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.158429.5484
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.114831.428
child free (not pronatalist)71.032530.0408
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.932728.2428
vague (not precise)70.87530.1311
persistent (not quitter)70.899229.6157
bold (not serious)70.730929.4475
extraordinary (not mundane)70.748730.0444
🦇 (not 🐿)70.521332.2130
eloquent (not unpolished)70.346029.1431
poetic (not factual)70.216333.127
instinctual (not reasoned)69.836428.2428
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)69.832329.6158
thick (not thin)69.720821.3291
political (not nonpolitical)69.731929.2420
backdoor (not official)69.531628.9453
manicured (not scruffy)69.458226.4477
high-tech (not low-tech)69.328427.1400
chortling (not giggling)69.336031.825
ugly (not beautiful)69.09326.7329
mighty (not puny)68.756429.0453
Russian (not French)68.612829.435
stinky (not fresh)68.315230.3189
logical (not emotional)68.025730.2435
creative (not conventional)67.936530.3445
🥴 (not 🥳)67.727530.8135
intellectual (not physical)67.554627.8403
whimsical (not rational)67.526929.9475
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)67.427031.4185
stylish (not slovenly)67.251527.3438
irrelevant (not important)67.24332.0248
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.638832.3184
Italian (not Swedish)66.532632.824
resourceful (not helpless)66.385632.4346
avant-garde (not classical)66.221829.6270
mad (not glad)66.244327.3154
perceptive (not unobservant)66.081925.724
resistant (not resigned)65.862429.1404
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.840531.0138
fast (not slow)65.662629.0439
🧠 (not 💪)65.663530.3158
gloomy (not sunny)65.643927.538
self-destructive (not self-improving)65.439635.029
outlaw (not sheriff)65.343230.8459
scrub (not legit)65.311631.1231
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.942835.917
frenzied (not sleepy)64.877029.532
off-key (not musical)64.733430.238
refined (not rugged)64.451928.8449
relaxed (not tense)63.313630.8472
imaginative (not practical)63.328031.4348
western (not eastern)63.049434.0208
go-getter (not slugabed)63.092731.1135
Roman (not Greek)63.025532.124
gregarious (not private)62.929133.0375
outsider (not insider)62.841432.8326
🐀 (not 🐘)62.729836.8228
chatty (not reserved)62.648629.7406
barbaric (not civilized)62.524928.2437
explorer (not builder)62.440731.8447
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.367032.0147
loud (not quiet)62.251429.9457
remote (not involved)61.710631.0380
shallow (not deep)61.726935.5175
trolling (not triggered)61.719933.230
🧗 (not 🛌)61.561232.9203
self-disciplined (not disorganized)61.479232.4403
circular (not linear)61.429731.626
modern (not historical)61.252128.8287
racist (not egalitarian)61.214030.0163
metrosexual (not macho)61.157229.932
punk rock (not preppy)61.139336.028
👟 (not 🥾)60.846034.0156
literary (not mathematical)60.755831.8419
hipster (not basic)60.724830.4441
technophile (not luddite)60.736128.9366
pack rat (not minimalist)60.533535.0121
gossiping (not confidential)60.233332.7460
smooth (not rough)60.144731.6416
📉 (not 📈)60.117835.6164
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.946330.4383
😬 (not 😏)59.931838.2153
introspective (not not introspective)59.765936.7194
jock (not nerd)59.642028.6443
utilitarian (not decorative)59.067032.8262
social (not reclusive)58.757631.0225
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.636232.0402
crafty (not scholarly)58.664132.0480
conservative (not liberal)58.531936.0137
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.529232.239
charming (not awkward)58.369632.2480
direct (not roundabout)57.780737.6418
😭 (not 😀)57.747131.1152
interesting (not tiresome)57.583734.6477
rigid (not flexible)57.560230.2417
idealist (not realist)57.547432.9331
🤖 (not 👻)57.544436.8151
gendered (not androgynous)57.4111432.1172
🐐 (not 🦒)57.470935.3215
tailor (not blacksmith)57.471633.524
strict (not lenient)57.362528.6434
nihilist (not existentialist)57.226933.7253
serious (not playful)57.169529.7413
skeptical (not spiritual)56.984533.2389
cool (not dorky)56.963434.2134
studious (not goof-off)56.981634.9136
resolute (not wavering)56.983934.4133
German (not English)56.88836.822
bookish (not sporty)56.771429.3374
loose (not tight)56.733134.639
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.627733.337
🏌 (not 🤺)56.519237.5161
sorrowful (not cheery)56.468526.5385
neat (not messy)56.474431.3319
varied (not repetitive)56.329333.3198
sage (not whippersnapper)56.346736.934
🤡 (not 👽)56.142538.8153
melee (not ranged)56.134932.126
juvenile (not mature)56.050631.8310
chill (not offended)56.039732.228
moist (not dry)56.049933.026
sad (not happy)55.970825.6400
🤔 (not 🤫)55.967437.2131
diligent (not lazy)55.8110030.9423
specialist (not generalist)55.872032.9282
humorless (not funny)55.540728.8487
enlightened (not lost)55.348534.640
subjective (not objective)55.152635.0266
genius (not dunce)54.985230.3520
hoarder (not unprepared)54.873829.7371
poorly-written (not believable)54.84129.031
pro (not noob)54.792836.9162
alert (not oblivious)54.681132.8148
active (not slothful)54.4107129.0363
slacker (not workaholic)54.325331.5299
open-minded (not close-minded)54.174833.2448
queer (not straight)54.121129.7197
purple (not orange)53.956635.2340
tactful (not indiscreet)53.881634.3155
compersive (not jealous)53.657032.1338
sturdy (not flimsy)53.688132.129
corporate (not freelance)53.649540.930
🧐 (not 😎)53.555236.4141
🐴 (not 🦄)53.169039.9158
neurotypical (not autistic)53.0107432.4424
intimate (not formal)52.960131.8192
apathetic (not curious)52.726133.9441
aloof (not obsessed)52.727734.7422
guarded (not open)52.796833.9447
😜 (not 🤐)52.759234.8142
romantic (not dispassionate)52.690333.825
angry (not good-humored)52.556825.7379
valedictorian (not drop out)52.584534.5152
wise (not foolish)52.472930.9423
monochrome (not multicolored)52.461835.4279
artistic (not scientific)52.261630.8385
stoic (not expressive)52.251133.1431
geriatric (not vibrant)52.131631.831
🐩 (not 🐒)51.967638.2172
flourishing (not traumatized)51.939728.344
depressed (not bright)51.757929.4354
healthy (not sickly)51.699428.5446
spontaneous (not deliberate)51.344836.3384
tall (not short)51.275925.2430
incompetent (not competent)51.225632.7400
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.061232.5296
theoretical (not empirical)50.944535.4407
disreputable (not prestigious)50.747633.1432
astonishing (not methodical)50.548735.0407

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Benjamin Horne (0.8)
  2. George Bluth, Sr. (0.793)
  3. Frank Costello (0.783)
  4. Ursula (0.783)
  5. Gavin Belson (0.775)
  1. William Mason (-0.746)
  2. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (-0.74)
  3. Samwise Gamgee (-0.7)
  4. Rita Bennett (-0.698)
  5. Peeta Mellark (-0.697)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.7)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.59)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.54)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.48)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.46)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.44)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.4)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.29)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.26)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.23)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.23)
  12. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.23)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.12)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.12)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.06)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.03)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.08)
  20. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.09)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.11)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.12)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.15)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.17)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.31)


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