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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
🎨 (not 🏀)91.63819.750
flower child (not goth)91.13912.827
straight (not queer)90.65214.8272
artistic (not scientific)89.92113.4581
kind (not cruel)89.312613.6642
nurturing (not poisonous)89.15214.4223
civilized (not barbaric)88.98112.8577
treasure (not trash)88.89815.0204
emotional (not unemotional)88.59410.228
gendered (not androgynous)87.812517.5241
empath (not psychopath)87.85914.062
devoted (not unfaithful)87.823419.322
warm (not cold)87.76613.6481
egalitarian (not racist)87.718313.6166
beautiful (not ugly)87.629614.3397
feminine (not masculine)87.612512.3596
soulful (not soulless)87.614014.0428
🌟 (not 💩)87.412615.9181
wholesome (not salacious)87.44715.2176
love-focused (not money-focused)87.316113.926
loyal (not traitorous)87.233417.2522
human (not animalistic)87.08216.8515
good-humored (not angry)86.77912.8476
clean (not perverted)86.512815.054
protagonist (not antagonist)86.410021.921
healthy (not sickly)86.310314.0578
romantic (not dispassionate)86.39017.362
disarming (not creepy)86.23214.5234
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)86.28716.426
💝 (not 💔)86.13418.0290
attractive (not repulsive)85.823013.9536
fresh (not stinky)85.811815.9262
loveable (not punchable)85.88821.269
🎃 (not 💀)85.62015.554
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.613919.918
warm (not quarrelsome)85.44314.3607
🐿 (not 🦇)85.44115.4177
sweet (not bitter)85.37813.8587
complimentary (not insulting)85.15615.9378
gatherer (not hunter)85.04013.348
modest (not flamboyant)84.94514.2584
😊 (not 🤣)84.73319.1207
family-first (not work-first)84.611015.7628
tailor (not blacksmith)84.63519.549
reasonable (not deranged)84.28616.3167
respectful (not rude)84.013616.3590
angelic (not demonic)83.910015.1570
on-time (not tardy)83.427717.877
nerd (not jock)83.324615.0600
competent (not incompetent)83.140417.8529
tasteful (not lewd)83.07816.2555
🥰 (not 🙃)83.04221.9289
legit (not scrub)83.018418.1249
soft (not hard)82.78415.4562
bookish (not sporty)82.729316.6467
literary (not mathematical)82.64114.9538
generous (not stingy)82.613913.879
feminist (not sexist)82.529319.1249
soft (not hard)82.38715.1405
glad (not mad)82.36316.5196
rock (not rap)82.219417.618
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.210317.1193
🧠 (not 💪)82.128317.1191
important (not irrelevant)81.943421.6283
humble (not arrogant)81.78819.4551
😇 (not 😈)81.712520.4173
👟 (not 🥾)81.64322.3199
French (not Russian)81.54515.241
moderate (not extreme)81.3918.0564
sensible (not ludicrous)81.312017.5573
water (not fire)81.15319.563
democratic (not authoritarian)80.94819.8528
lover (not fighter)80.810919.267
pure (not debased)80.812116.0548
neurotypical (not autistic)80.811520.6531
sane (not crazy)80.47618.5178
smooth (not rough)80.45016.5593
first-mate (not captain)80.317719.9594
lighthearted (not intense)80.14622.458
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.713321.726
washed (not muddy)79.716514.317
neat (not messy)79.530218.4448
preppy (not punk rock)79.522917.647
one-faced (not two-faced)79.431024.873
heroic (not villainous)79.446117.3525
vegan (not cannibal)79.410421.132
patient (not impatient)79.37818.1232
believable (not poorly-written)79.331623.752
attentive (not interrupting)79.310320.560
white knight (not bad boy)79.223121.332
trusting (not suspicious)79.28619.4529
vanilla (not kinky)78.911320.9554
English (not German)78.828927.739
diligent (not lazy)78.781518.0537
forgiving (not vengeful)78.317420.2585
blissful (not haunted)78.25118.159
pronatalist (not child free)78.16422.5505
innocent (not jaded)78.17518.221
😀 (not 😭)77.811621.9188
crafty (not scholarly)77.723519.8596
orderly (not chaotic)77.725620.5505
demure (not vain)77.55318.7489
funny (not humorless)77.328220.6617
sunny (not gloomy)77.319922.257
optimistic (not pessimistic)77.117620.2520
politically correct (not edgy)77.09520.8524
normie (not freak)76.99320.887
quiet (not loud)76.915918.2600
refined (not rugged)76.826817.9542
domestic (not industrial)76.87419.9385
giggling (not chortling)76.64921.451
metrosexual (not macho)76.615920.623
tame (not wild)76.511519.5552
cheery (not sorrowful)76.414919.4556
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)76.115028.3183
non-gamer (not gamer)76.027325.758
timid (not cocky)76.06223.229
perceptive (not unobservant)75.870116.739
giving (not receiving)75.831624.422
pacifist (not ferocious)75.612521.5528
reliable (not experimental)75.525724.341
altruistic (not selfish)75.428820.9588
low self esteem (not narcissistic)75.29415.848
manicured (not scruffy)75.156719.6585
thrifty (not extravagant)75.113122.864
intellectual (not physical)74.847919.8547
equitable (not hypocritical)74.817222.2426
fortunate (not unlucky)74.711220.0552
joyful (not miserable)74.517121.0187
young (not old)74.448716.9531
resourceful (not helpless)74.376223.2412
consistent (not variable)74.325023.853
fixable (not unfixable)74.315020.943
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.366321.6546
bright (not depressed)74.319020.2471
innocent (not worldly)74.29720.7592
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.151322.5585
high IQ (not low IQ)73.880317.1563
mild (not spicy)73.813623.1561
grateful (not entitled)73.823022.553
playful (not serious)73.723017.9513
open-minded (not close-minded)73.725620.8578
traditional (not unorthodox)73.619922.0374
honorable (not cunning)73.432924.4585
wooden (not plastic)73.434523.770
frugal (not lavish)73.322217.5534
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.358426.149
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.321623.4640
involved (not remote)73.243722.7508
motivated (not unmotivated)73.0100823.825
happy (not sad)72.815519.9487
flourishing (not traumatized)72.85920.965
introspective (not not introspective)72.730720.6289
touchy-feely (not distant)72.720623.127
devout (not heathen)72.622521.6539
cheesy (not chic)72.626818.535
submissive (not dominant)72.417522.1615
🤠 (not 🤑)72.433921.9174
average (not deviant)72.48825.7416
permanent (not transient)72.320226.3218
persistent (not quitter)72.3115325.9200
passive (not assertive)72.29521.3472
vibrant (not geriatric)72.248028.561
basic (not hipster)72.133924.5559
poetic (not factual)71.914726.362
chill (not offended)71.814122.752
often crying (not never cries)71.822918.932
self-conscious (not self-assured)71.610421.3473
deep (not shallow)71.640724.0224
proper (not scandalous)71.632422.6525
sensitive (not thick-skinned)71.522821.0573
🥵 (not 🥶)71.520621.656
📈 (not 📉)71.328029.0178
transparent (not machiavellian)71.118723.024
existentialist (not nihilist)70.817722.4321
decorative (not utilitarian)70.814424.9354
hesitant (not decisive)70.710223.3539
meek (not bossy)70.615520.3558
awkward (not suspicious)70.320119.1542
accepting (not judgemental)70.228425.3413
creative (not conventional)70.236526.5521
tactful (not indiscreet)70.239723.0179
curious (not apathetic)69.951625.8582
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.941823.7382
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.929419.7263
liberal (not conservative)69.944227.7152
insider (not outsider)69.814423.0416
valedictorian (not drop out)69.866827.7185
accommodating (not stubborn)69.810827.361
statist (not anarchist)69.726025.4204
OCD (not ADHD)69.752724.548
nonpolitical (not political)69.615423.8508
genuine (not sarcastic)69.635825.3540
cautious (not impulsive)69.435524.0531
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.476425.8505
real (not philosophical)69.342724.4375
prestigious (not disreputable)69.251922.4490
short (not tall)68.927416.4548
morning lark (not night owl)68.721024.8354
😎 (not 🧐)68.741929.0215
beta (not alpha)68.627225.5461
go-getter (not slugabed)68.692923.8171
theist (not atheist)68.419224.4341
classical (not avant-garde)68.336025.7375
lenient (not strict)68.232221.4499
cooperative (not competitive)68.223726.3520
gracious (not feisty)68.111823.5579
dorky (not cool)68.034926.3144
expressive (not stoic)67.951024.2550
mainstream (not arcane)67.915626.0516
emotional (not logical)67.942521.7541
shy (not bold)67.88820.9576
thinker (not doer)67.715327.389
sheltered (not street-smart)67.625523.5513
bashful (not exhibitionist)67.612125.162
vulnerable (not armoured)67.423923.4477
self-improving (not self-destructive)67.128525.752
unchallenging (not demanding)66.811224.983
normal (not weird)66.526124.9603
roundabout (not direct)66.311924.6522
🥳 (not 🥴)66.320528.0187
stable (not moody)65.419124.8530
opinionated (not jealous)65.480327.428
genius (not dunce)65.274220.2564
concise (not long-winded)65.231528.421
simple (not complicated)65.116526.3494
eloquent (not unpolished)65.168223.2556
hypochondriac (not stoic)65.123021.926
mature (not juvenile)65.158722.5399
wise (not foolish)65.053822.5587
high standards (not desperate)64.962423.175
introvert (not extrovert)64.830523.9546
pointed (not random)64.888125.151
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.740626.6402
👻 (not 🤖)64.738026.9182
🧢 (not 🎩)64.746532.0177
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.664926.5572
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.648525.0537
flexible (not rigid)64.627524.0533
trolling (not triggered)64.618925.154
sheriff (not outlaw)64.649025.6494
pro (not noob)64.691625.6154
obedient (not rebellious)64.534325.6490
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.550229.2166
interested (not bored)64.578126.158
vintage (not trendy)64.478726.766
efficient (not overprepared)64.467130.661
idealist (not realist)64.240727.2369
moist (not dry)64.131829.358
regular (not zany)63.925827.3174
ranged (not melee)63.931729.232
driven (not unambitious)63.7122725.7504
active (not slothful)63.6108721.9492
sheeple (not conspiracist)63.312225.9361
cultured (not rustic)63.364122.222
imaginative (not practical)62.934227.9500
factual (not exaggerating)62.949425.056
insecure (not confident)62.824221.8549
repetitive (not varied)62.851426.8258
interesting (not tiresome)62.787026.6549
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.735127.6450
thin (not thick)62.660823.8403
private (not gregarious)62.569024.5537
🐩 (not 🐒)62.551328.9189
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.431331.139
comedic (not dramatic)62.426427.951
careful (not brave)62.126227.3557
purple (not orange)62.138731.2486
expressive (not monotone)62.172329.227
sober (not indulgent)62.042024.9533
leisurely (not hurried)61.933324.2562
communal (not individualist)61.924527.7359
😜 (not 🤐)61.950928.8164
precise (not vague)61.879824.9406
straightforward (not cryptic)61.782428.1499
social (not reclusive)61.760025.6295
yes-man (not contrarian)61.625728.721
intimate (not formal)61.549127.9273
😏 (not 😬)61.557029.2192
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.546928.254
proactive (not reactive)61.525825.422
unassuming (not pretentious)61.431627.6200
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.492028.243
open-book (not secretive)61.332228.359
chaste (not lustful)61.139023.7494
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.162728.9566
prideful (not envious)61.1100524.992
reasoned (not instinctual)61.037728.1542
common sense (not analysis)61.026226.024
enlightened (not lost)60.945828.244
privileged (not oppressed)60.986826.648
tautology (not oxymoron)60.813517.99
earth (not air)60.775532.557
official (not backdoor)60.644626.6525
quirky (not predictable)60.651229.524
alert (not oblivious)60.585228.6169
resigned (not resistant)60.39225.4564
minimalist (not pack rat)60.351926.7171
freelance (not corporate)60.370930.553
overachiever (not underachiever)60.2108130.571
naive (not paranoid)60.129424.131
codependent (not independent)59.739229.6576
emancipated (not enslaved)59.689126.0483
charming (not awkward)59.581225.8533
abstract (not concrete)59.540128.0185
musical (not off-key)59.341231.555
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.246728.642
compersive (not jealous)59.152425.5523
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.195126.7165
summer (not winter)59.161934.216
well behaved (not mischievous)58.751128.4573
spiritual (not skeptical)58.625925.8481
subjective (not objective)58.643728.8305
subdued (not exuberant)58.639027.755
mundane (not extraordinary)58.527928.3567
sturdy (not flimsy)58.494126.947
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.386227.6548
💃 (not 🧕)58.385328.7272
🦄 (not 🐴)58.247232.7190
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.045027.4547
low-tech (not high-tech)57.962924.1519
chosen one (not everyman)57.968530.231
works hard (not plays hard)57.893625.0582
🤫 (not 🤔)57.831331.4154
serene (not pensive)57.89626.846
trusting (not charming)57.750231.4562
centrist (not radical)57.742328.519
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.586732.390
generalist (not specialist)57.428428.9361
apprentice (not master)57.341028.9257
profound (not ironic)57.351427.559
🛌 (not 🧗)57.141128.8250
badass (not weakass)57.0107526.747
Greek (not Roman)56.936329.036
tight (not loose)56.993224.764
still (not twitchy)56.944427.158
methodical (not astonishing)56.682227.7524
playful (not shy)56.6102825.1561
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)56.646728.656
hoarder (not unprepared)56.383721.3454
flirtatious (not prudish)56.374218.919
coordinated (not clumsy)56.197426.7516
biased (not impartial)56.1106727.3541
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.061326.0243
modern (not historical)55.778926.7364
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.736723.851
workaholic (not slacker)55.6115023.4409
indie (not pop)55.689725.923
folksy (not presidential)55.559829.951
poor (not rich)55.452317.0502
eastern (not western)55.418933.1238
princess (not queen)55.449636.930
sugarcoated (not frank)55.324723.122
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.239328.6204
multicolored (not monochrome)54.865632.7326
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.633033.7389
fantastical (not realistic)54.658729.356
resolute (not wavering)54.4110128.6173
socialist (not libertarian)54.331629.1494
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.367630.6177
obsessed (not aloof)54.2106423.8536
🏌 (not 🤺)54.227630.3197
theoretical (not empirical)53.939927.8466
metaphorical (not literal)53.941327.4553
Coke (not Pepsi)53.967839.258
dog person (not cat person)53.872131.428
🐮 (not 🐷)53.791130.1257
sexual (not asexual)53.7103528.149
picky (not always down)53.587929.826
frenzied (not sleepy)53.4135127.137
opinionated (not neutral)53.4137627.076
gullible (not cynical)53.449728.422
studious (not goof-off)53.3103026.1174
luddite (not technophile)53.271524.7466
🐀 (not 🐘)53.167933.2282
Swedish (not Italian)53.163132.635
fast (not slow)53.0111424.1470
stylish (not slovenly)53.097525.1527
hedonist (not monastic)53.082726.3111
ambitious (not realistic)53.096429.670
rural (not urban)52.740430.5270
guarded (not open)52.5116726.5541
sage (not whippersnapper)52.567824.737
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.3100926.3488
🐐 (not 🦒)52.2107734.5245
serious (not bold)52.168023.9572
builder (not explorer)52.074629.2568
confidential (not gossiping)51.9104129.3602
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.866123.144
relaxed (not tense)51.731824.3509
anxious (not calm)51.793325.7580
rational (not whimsical)51.695727.2570
puny (not mighty)51.243526.1496
fast-talking (not slow-talking)51.2104122.953
🤡 (not 👽)51.165925.5147
reserved (not chatty)50.279227.4553
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.763526.0482
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.377430.6244
circular (not linear)50.377134.048
deep (not epic)50.375629.955

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. Penny (0.869)
  2. Ann Perkins (0.868)
  3. Jane Bennet (0.864)
  4. Mary Margaret Blanchard (0.852)
  5. Meg March (0.851)
  6. Eliza Hamilton (0.849)
  7. Tracy Mills (0.841)
  8. Maid Marian (0.84)
  9. Marge Simpson (0.839)
  10. Georgiana Darcy (0.839)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.741)
  2. Megatron (-0.702)
  3. Merle Dixon (-0.69)
  4. Peter Wiggin (-0.686)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.68)
  6. Jeremy Armitage (-0.673)
  7. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.664)
  8. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.655)
  9. Billy Hargrove (-0.654)
  10. Cypher (-0.654)

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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