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Pam Beesly Personality Statistics

Pam Beesly 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
devoted (not unfaithful)94.1518.914
protagonist (not antagonist)92.9319.413
🎨 (not 🏀)92.13219.551
straight (not queer)91.34813.6273
flower child (not goth)90.06113.620
artistic (not scientific)89.82813.5573
civilized (not barbaric)88.99413.1584
kind (not cruel)88.914013.9646
treasure (not trash)88.910614.0196
nurturing (not poisonous)88.85815.1226
emotional (not unemotional)88.21169.921
soulful (not soulless)87.912913.9431
egalitarian (not racist)87.818913.4168
gendered (not androgynous)87.614117.6245
warm (not cold)87.56813.6483
🌟 (not 💩)87.513215.9175
feminine (not masculine)87.412712.4588
romantic (not dispassionate)87.37813.651
beautiful (not ugly)87.230914.3395
wholesome (not salacious)87.25615.2166
human (not animalistic)87.18916.2511
loyal (not traitorous)86.933517.4530
good-humored (not angry)86.78312.8488
loveable (not punchable)86.47020.160
disarming (not creepy)86.32914.5232
clean (not perverted)86.313714.955
fresh (not stinky)86.210316.0263
🎃 (not 💀)86.12515.751
healthy (not sickly)86.112314.0576
attractive (not repulsive)85.822213.8544
warm (not quarrelsome)85.64313.8606
complimentary (not insulting)85.54815.8378
💝 (not 💔)85.54218.7289
empath (not psychopath)85.411018.654
sweet (not bitter)85.37913.8587
modest (not flamboyant)85.24513.6590
🐿 (not 🦇)84.85116.5176
family-first (not work-first)84.711615.6636
😊 (not 🤣)84.73619.4206
reasonable (not deranged)84.58416.0165
love-focused (not money-focused)84.227214.417
tailor (not blacksmith)84.14720.443
respectful (not rude)83.815316.3592
angelic (not demonic)83.79915.2570
rock (not rap)83.716715.112
on-time (not tardy)83.328718.372
gatherer (not hunter)83.26514.047
nerd (not jock)83.024915.3604
competent (not incompetent)83.040017.8539
tasteful (not lewd)82.88816.4564
soft (not hard)82.87915.2567
legit (not scrub)82.819318.8252
literary (not mathematical)82.64814.6547
bookish (not sporty)82.629216.5478
generous (not stingy)82.613913.776
feminist (not sexist)82.429418.9250
soft (not hard)82.28315.2410
glad (not mad)82.27016.6192
🧠 (not 💪)82.127517.4181
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.026825.59
🥰 (not 🙃)81.84822.8277
👟 (not 🥾)81.84821.9192
French (not Russian)81.74814.437
moderate (not extreme)81.61617.6560
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.613417.7195
humble (not arrogant)81.68519.5560
water (not fire)81.55219.862
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)81.520617.715
sensible (not ludicrous)81.213117.5579
important (not irrelevant)81.246422.3292
democratic (not authoritarian)81.15319.7531
😇 (not 😈)81.114320.8173
neurotypical (not autistic)81.013120.4547
pure (not debased)80.812215.8556
lover (not fighter)80.611220.759
sane (not crazy)80.67218.4177
smooth (not rough)80.35516.5595
first-mate (not captain)80.218920.1611
vegan (not cannibal)80.09921.432
English (not German)79.725527.538
patient (not impatient)79.78018.0236
white knight (not bad boy)79.623516.618
neat (not messy)79.530918.3450
preppy (not punk rock)79.522817.846
heroic (not villainous)79.445817.3534
blissful (not haunted)79.34118.454
believable (not poorly-written)79.232823.751
diligent (not lazy)79.080017.9539
giggling (not chortling)79.02819.548
one-faced (not two-faced)79.032624.571
innocent (not jaded)78.67815.18
lighthearted (not intense)78.45723.948
trusting (not suspicious)78.49820.1551
forgiving (not vengeful)78.317220.4598
vanilla (not kinky)78.312221.2556
washed (not muddy)77.923012.310
pronatalist (not child free)77.86723.0517
crafty (not scholarly)77.823519.6611
orderly (not chaotic)77.626120.4501
funny (not humorless)77.626720.6625
demure (not vain)77.66118.7497
metrosexual (not macho)77.614120.724
😀 (not 😭)77.411722.2180
attentive (not interrupting)77.415321.151
optimistic (not pessimistic)77.117920.0527
refined (not rugged)76.727017.8557
quiet (not loud)76.716318.1607
politically correct (not edgy)76.610520.9525
domestic (not industrial)76.57820.3392
timid (not cocky)76.36125.822
tame (not wild)76.311019.4562
cheery (not sorrowful)76.215419.6556
sunny (not gloomy)76.120722.550
reliable (not experimental)76.123324.240
normie (not freak)76.010421.482
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.816628.4183
altruistic (not selfish)75.528320.4588
thrifty (not extravagant)75.413023.358
pacifist (not ferocious)75.213021.6537
joyful (not miserable)75.215420.8180
non-gamer (not gamer)75.131026.253
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.053024.146
manicured (not scruffy)74.858119.7596
fortunate (not unlucky)74.711220.0563
equitable (not hypocritical)74.717222.3432
innocent (not worldly)74.69220.1593
resourceful (not helpless)74.676522.8414
wooden (not plastic)74.629922.665
intellectual (not physical)74.547920.0547
young (not old)74.548616.8534
fixable (not unfixable)74.514521.234
perceptive (not unobservant)74.574519.137
poetic (not factual)74.211724.753
giving (not receiving)74.138127.116
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.166321.5550
bright (not depressed)74.118719.9474
playful (not serious)74.022917.8511
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.052322.4587
high IQ (not low IQ)73.780516.9566
traditional (not unorthodox)73.719622.0375
open-minded (not close-minded)73.626521.1596
mild (not spicy)73.514323.1560
involved (not remote)73.442122.6524
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.322623.5648
honorable (not cunning)73.233324.3586
frugal (not lavish)73.025117.9541
flourishing (not traumatized)72.96522.456
low self esteem (not narcissistic)72.912418.040
grateful (not entitled)72.925422.251
vibrant (not geriatric)72.947328.056
consistent (not variable)72.929424.250
introspective (not not introspective)72.831120.5286
happy (not sad)72.716319.9492
devout (not heathen)72.623221.6550
average (not deviant)72.610025.4419
motivated (not unmotivated)72.699026.615
often crying (not never cries)72.624319.720
permanent (not transient)72.320626.7224
passive (not assertive)72.39621.2487
submissive (not dominant)72.017122.3617
persistent (not quitter)72.0116326.4198
chill (not offended)72.014721.943
cheesy (not chic)71.928320.223
basic (not hipster)71.734324.5576
self-conscious (not self-assured)71.611221.3481
deep (not shallow)71.641123.8230
🤠 (not 🤑)71.636822.6170
proper (not scandalous)71.532022.8539
🥵 (not 🥶)71.421821.855
sensitive (not thick-skinned)71.223421.3590
existentialist (not nihilist)71.216822.2325
accommodating (not stubborn)71.29627.259
📈 (not 📉)70.929528.9179
hesitant (not decisive)70.810523.1554
touchy-feely (not distant)70.826324.215
meek (not bossy)70.515820.3559
decorative (not utilitarian)70.414425.0360
valedictorian (not drop out)70.465527.8182
awkward (not suspicious)70.319619.2556
tactful (not indiscreet)69.941923.3178
statist (not anarchist)69.727124.6206
curious (not apathetic)69.752126.0581
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.729219.7269
creative (not conventional)69.638726.4517
nonpolitical (not political)69.616123.9518
real (not philosophical)69.640824.1385
cautious (not impulsive)69.534823.9539
genuine (not sarcastic)69.536225.1531
insider (not outsider)69.415923.2424
liberal (not conservative)69.444627.3152
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.376825.9519
prestigious (not disreputable)69.351922.1498
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.342524.0377
self-improving (not self-destructive)69.325424.746
accepting (not judgemental)69.230825.7414
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.142825.313
go-getter (not slugabed)69.091623.4168
beta (not alpha)68.827425.2454
short (not tall)68.727816.5552
morning lark (not night owl)68.720624.8358
theist (not atheist)68.419024.4347
dorky (not cool)68.333125.6144
classical (not avant-garde)68.236825.7374
mainstream (not arcane)68.015525.8521
😎 (not 🧐)68.042529.0208
lenient (not strict)67.932521.7497
shy (not bold)67.89120.9589
OCD (not ADHD)67.759425.143
emotional (not logical)67.644121.6546
sheltered (not street-smart)67.626523.6520
cooperative (not competitive)67.624526.4524
expressive (not stoic)67.552424.4561
gracious (not feisty)67.412423.8580
vulnerable (not armoured)67.323623.4477
thinker (not doer)67.215727.184
moist (not dry)67.024829.150
normal (not weird)66.526624.9613
roundabout (not direct)66.313224.7536
bashful (not exhibitionist)66.215324.357
transparent (not machiavellian)66.235225.217
quirky (not predictable)66.136126.913
unchallenging (not demanding)66.111725.174
🥳 (not 🥴)65.522828.0183
efficient (not overprepared)65.462329.853
genius (not dunce)65.372820.1567
eloquent (not unpolished)65.367723.0567
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.323629.438
vintage (not trendy)65.375726.461
stable (not moody)65.219424.8534
mature (not juvenile)65.258522.3400
pro (not noob)65.289125.6155
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.864026.5583
introvert (not extrovert)64.831123.9554
flexible (not rigid)64.827724.1547
simple (not complicated)64.816626.3500
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.840526.3409
🧢 (not 🎩)64.847131.5176
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.881628.136
high standards (not desperate)64.863023.566
trolling (not triggered)64.718625.951
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.548525.0547
pointed (not random)64.588825.850
interested (not bored)64.575026.554
expressive (not monotone)64.565229.716
wise (not foolish)64.456122.8588
obedient (not rebellious)64.434925.3499
idealist (not realist)64.140427.2374
earth (not air)64.162031.751
👻 (not 🤖)64.139927.0175
sheriff (not outlaw)63.950425.7501
ranged (not melee)63.932828.730
naive (not paranoid)63.924024.415
regular (not zany)63.626827.3168
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.653729.2169
driven (not unambitious)63.4122925.5511
sheeple (not conspiracist)63.311826.1368
active (not slothful)63.2109822.1496
repetitive (not varied)63.151526.9255
insecure (not confident)63.024921.7562
🐩 (not 🐒)63.050728.5189
comedic (not dramatic)63.025327.753
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.736427.6454
private (not gregarious)62.568124.5548
concise (not long-winded)62.539925.011
careful (not brave)62.426927.3570
interesting (not tiresome)62.487726.4557
imaginative (not practical)62.435127.9496
thin (not thick)62.262924.0408
sober (not indulgent)62.141725.1544
communal (not individualist)62.126027.4362
purple (not orange)62.037531.3493
leisurely (not hurried)62.032724.0574
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.761328.7580
unassuming (not pretentious)61.731727.7200
😏 (not 😬)61.757129.2193
serene (not pensive)61.65725.541
precise (not vague)61.581224.9408
chaste (not lustful)61.438423.6508
straightforward (not cryptic)61.483828.1511
centrist (not radical)61.431821.314
musical (not off-key)61.336531.551
freelance (not corporate)61.368329.948
😜 (not 🤐)61.251428.8161
intimate (not formal)61.051028.2263
enlightened (not lost)61.043728.639
prideful (not envious)61.0100725.994
official (not backdoor)60.943826.5536
social (not reclusive)60.962125.4290
reasoned (not instinctual)60.739428.0552
resigned (not resistant)60.79125.3579
alert (not oblivious)60.784928.6167
factual (not exaggerating)60.656825.350
hypochondriac (not stoic)60.536324.911
codependent (not independent)60.337729.3593
minimalist (not pack rat)60.354326.6167
cultured (not rustic)60.175522.712
emancipated (not enslaved)60.088125.9495
chivalrous (not businesslike)59.951329.745
gullible (not cynical)59.936527.812
open-book (not secretive)59.636528.449
common sense (not analysis)59.630022.917
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.594126.9162
charming (not awkward)59.281425.7549
abstract (not concrete)59.143428.1188
privileged (not oppressed)59.189726.744
princess (not queen)59.143533.014
subjective (not objective)59.042628.5306
opinionated (not jealous)59.099132.615
mundane (not extraordinary)58.627328.4576
compersive (not jealous)58.654025.6531
💃 (not 🧕)58.683128.6281
folksy (not presidential)58.652230.446
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.487327.5561
well behaved (not mischievous)58.351828.4579
good-cook (not bad-cook)58.249928.739
spiritual (not skeptical)58.027125.6489
overachiever (not underachiever)58.0113431.565
sturdy (not flimsy)57.995126.441
still (not twitchy)57.942326.458
works hard (not plays hard)57.893224.9590
focused on the future (not focused on the present)57.846627.3560
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)57.843229.051
trusting (not charming)57.749531.6567
low-tech (not high-tech)57.763424.2520
tautology (not oxymoron)57.725812.64
picky (not always down)57.573731.413
generalist (not specialist)57.429028.8363
🤫 (not 🤔)57.333131.3154
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.087732.086
🦄 (not 🐴)56.953032.9184
apprentice (not master)56.742028.9265
methodical (not astonishing)56.581827.6529
🛌 (not 🧗)56.541828.7258
playful (not shy)56.4103325.1562
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.361426.2242
badass (not weakass)56.3108626.942
coordinated (not clumsy)56.298126.6531
biased (not impartial)56.1106827.3546
hoarder (not unprepared)56.084621.5466
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.038828.8200
subdued (not exuberant)55.946029.448
workaholic (not slacker)55.7114923.4412
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.737423.747
yes-man (not contrarian)55.743434.17
flirtatious (not prudish)55.677623.39
opinionated (not neutral)55.5134025.973
poor (not rich)55.452117.1503
modern (not historical)55.480427.0367
profound (not ironic)55.456827.558
multicolored (not monochrome)55.265332.7331
dog person (not cat person)55.269729.922
Greek (not Roman)55.048229.433
eastern (not western)54.921833.4241
sexual (not asexual)54.6102227.647
ambitious (not realistic)54.590829.266
resolute (not wavering)54.3110528.8170
tight (not loose)54.3100124.155
fantastical (not realistic)54.359529.153
sugarcoated (not frank)54.329124.413
socialist (not libertarian)54.033929.1505
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.039133.7398
obsessed (not aloof)53.9107423.8546
circular (not linear)53.960633.843
metaphorical (not literal)53.841427.5563
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.869530.7181
studious (not goof-off)53.6103225.9168
theoretical (not empirical)53.543028.0474
hedonist (not monastic)53.481726.0108
Coke (not Pepsi)53.471839.058
stylish (not slovenly)53.396625.3543
🏌 (not 🤺)53.330730.3198
🐀 (not 🐘)53.266633.3285
fast (not slow)52.9111723.9480
frenzied (not sleepy)52.9136226.331
🐮 (not 🐷)52.891430.3257
🐐 (not 🦒)52.8103234.5252
luddite (not technophile)52.774424.7467
chosen one (not everyman)52.783529.822
serious (not bold)52.367024.2574
pop (not indie)52.348827.812
rural (not urban)52.241330.3277
proactive (not reactive)52.264922.712
guarded (not open)52.1117926.7548
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.1101726.2495
builder (not explorer)52.174729.2577
sage (not whippersnapper)52.170524.235
anxious (not calm)52.092925.6593
puny (not mighty)51.841726.1501
relaxed (not tense)51.632124.1518
confidential (not gossiping)51.6103829.2608
rational (not whimsical)51.495627.2574
deep (not epic)51.471228.552
chatty (not reserved)51.080527.5558
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)51.088822.938
Swedish (not Italian)50.872432.633
fast-talking (not slow-talking)50.2106723.648
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.364426.2494
🤡 (not 👽)50.767624.8142
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.776730.7247
winter (not summer)50.576536.911

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ann Perkins (0.861)
  2. Jane Bennet (0.858)
  3. Penny (0.854)
  4. Meg March (0.845)
  5. Mary Margaret Blanchard (0.842)
  6. Eliza Hamilton (0.841)
  7. Maid Marian (0.838)
  8. Marge Simpson (0.833)
  9. Rita Bennett (0.833)
  10. Georgiana Darcy (0.829)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.734)
  2. Megatron (-0.694)
  3. Merle Dixon (-0.689)
  4. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.674)
  5. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.661)
  6. Peter Wiggin (-0.66)
  7. Jeremy Armitage (-0.654)
  8. Shane Walsh (-0.648)
  9. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.644)
  10. Billy Hargrove (-0.642)

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 = 0.54)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.53)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.4)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.4)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.29)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.28)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.24)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.2)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.16)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.1)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.09)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.05)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.04)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.01)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.03)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.09)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.2)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.2)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.27)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.29)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.3)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.34)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.49)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.51)


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