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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
straight (not queer)91.52612.8256
artistic (not scientific)89.71313.6559
treasure (not trash)89.54514.4161
civilized (not barbaric)88.95213.2571
kind (not cruel)88.87814.0636
nurturing (not poisonous)88.63915.3213
egalitarian (not racist)88.48513.5150
soulful (not soulless)87.77314.0415
beautiful (not ugly)87.614314.0378
feminine (not masculine)87.47712.4579
warm (not cold)87.44313.7469
gendered (not androgynous)87.310918.0228
🌟 (not 💩)87.37816.3162
human (not animalistic)87.25116.0504
loyal (not traitorous)86.920517.4526
wholesome (not salacious)86.83315.4152
good-humored (not angry)86.74912.8482
disarming (not creepy)86.6814.3223
healthy (not sickly)86.27513.8545
fresh (not stinky)86.24116.1257
warm (not quarrelsome)85.82713.6570
attractive (not repulsive)85.712813.9522
sweet (not bitter)85.54213.6573
complimentary (not insulting)85.52315.6368
modest (not flamboyant)85.33813.5567
💝 (not 💔)85.01818.8275
🐿 (not 🦇)84.81616.8164
family-first (not work-first)84.66215.7627
reasonable (not deranged)84.66115.5154
😊 (not 🤣)84.22019.8177
respectful (not rude)83.79716.4581
angelic (not demonic)83.75615.1562
nerd (not jock)83.314814.9572
competent (not incompetent)83.226017.3522
legit (not scrub)83.111818.9244
tasteful (not lewd)82.95816.2547
soft (not hard)82.74115.3551
literary (not mathematical)82.52014.7538
bookish (not sporty)82.518616.5455
🧠 (not 💪)82.515917.3145
important (not irrelevant)82.422620.4272
feminist (not sexist)82.316519.1240
glad (not mad)82.23916.9180
soft (not hard)82.05214.9396
humble (not arrogant)81.75519.3551
👟 (not 🥾)81.72822.0178
moderate (not extreme)81.5717.7550
sensible (not ludicrous)81.48717.2566
🥰 (not 🙃)81.31923.0260
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.37618.0182
neurotypical (not autistic)81.16020.4543
sane (not crazy)81.14118.1170
democratic (not authoritarian)80.94119.9514
pure (not debased)80.77615.9530
😇 (not 😈)80.58221.5151
first-mate (not captain)80.411519.8591
smooth (not rough)80.33416.5587
neat (not messy)79.619718.5422
patient (not impatient)79.56218.2229
heroic (not villainous)79.328017.2522
diligent (not lazy)79.049017.9523
trusting (not suspicious)78.45219.9530
forgiving (not vengeful)78.410420.3580
pronatalist (not child free)78.34622.6484
vanilla (not kinky)78.37621.3541
crafty (not scholarly)78.314319.1581
demure (not vain)78.13718.3470
😀 (not 😭)78.15022.5157
orderly (not chaotic)77.915720.0492
funny (not humorless)77.814720.8598
optimistic (not pessimistic)76.910820.1514
refined (not rugged)76.519618.0538
tame (not wild)76.57319.2542
quiet (not loud)76.412418.3587
politically correct (not edgy)76.45621.0516
domestic (not industrial)76.46220.0370
cheery (not sorrowful)76.08519.6540
equitable (not hypocritical)75.911021.2387
altruistic (not selfish)75.418220.5551
pacifist (not ferocious)75.28121.6514
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.110729.3162
joyful (not miserable)75.08220.8170
manicured (not scruffy)74.837719.9586
innocent (not worldly)74.75620.1569
young (not old)74.728416.8523
fortunate (not unlucky)74.46319.9532
intellectual (not physical)74.430120.0535
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.241721.5543
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.227922.0563
resourceful (not helpless)74.248022.9395
traditional (not unorthodox)74.112521.9359
mild (not spicy)74.18522.6538
playful (not serious)74.012817.9503
bright (not depressed)73.911320.0462
high IQ (not low IQ)73.950216.6545
involved (not remote)73.624222.3506
open-minded (not close-minded)73.515121.1581
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.313623.6629
honorable (not cunning)73.220424.1540
persistent (not quitter)73.168526.0187
deep (not shallow)73.122922.9180
frugal (not lavish)73.016717.9528
happy (not sad)73.07919.7476
average (not deviant)72.76125.5402
introspective (not not introspective)72.719420.6256
devout (not heathen)72.616521.5536
permanent (not transient)72.313626.7215
passive (not assertive)72.36421.2478
self-conscious (not self-assured)71.87121.1453
basic (not hipster)71.823024.7558
submissive (not dominant)71.711722.4599
proper (not scandalous)71.521522.6523
sensitive (not thick-skinned)71.313721.1579
valedictorian (not drop out)71.040428.0168
🤠 (not 🤑)71.022222.6159
📈 (not 📉)71.016627.9155
existentialist (not nihilist)70.910222.4313
hesitant (not decisive)70.97023.0540
meek (not bossy)70.610220.2539
decorative (not utilitarian)70.48325.2340
awkward (not suspicious)70.212819.2548
real (not philosophical)70.126023.6350
curious (not apathetic)70.031625.9569
genuine (not sarcastic)69.923924.8499
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.918419.9256
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.825123.7367
statist (not anarchist)69.816224.7204
cautious (not impulsive)69.721723.8523
tactful (not indiscreet)69.627323.5163
creative (not conventional)69.523326.4499
nonpolitical (not political)69.510423.9506
insider (not outsider)69.510423.3412
prestigious (not disreputable)69.532522.1487
go-getter (not slugabed)69.551023.4160
liberal (not conservative)69.226927.4133
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.145225.9504
morning lark (not night owl)69.112224.4332
beta (not alpha)69.017825.1442
theist (not atheist)69.010323.8334
accepting (not judgemental)68.818625.7406
short (not tall)68.717916.5543
😎 (not 🧐)68.722728.7182
lenient (not strict)68.119721.7474
dorky (not cool)68.020225.6136
mainstream (not arcane)67.98925.7508
classical (not avant-garde)67.924425.8366
emotional (not logical)67.826921.2517
shy (not bold)67.65820.9577
cooperative (not competitive)67.616126.3512
vulnerable (not armoured)67.314723.4471
sheltered (not street-smart)67.316823.7507
expressive (not stoic)67.229824.4551
gracious (not feisty)67.17923.8560
normal (not weird)66.816224.8598
roundabout (not direct)66.57224.6523
🥳 (not 🥴)66.411428.1159
🧢 (not 🎩)66.026031.1162
pro (not noob)65.752925.3147
mature (not juvenile)65.437422.1375
stable (not moody)65.314524.9524
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.326426.0388
genius (not dunce)65.244920.3521
eloquent (not unpolished)65.243322.9552
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.132428.9144
introvert (not extrovert)65.118723.6528
simple (not complicated)64.811126.3493
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.741826.6555
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.629725.0543
flexible (not rigid)64.616724.0529
wise (not foolish)64.434922.9565
obedient (not rebellious)64.220225.4486
👻 (not 🤖)64.222527.7150
idealist (not realist)64.024527.3353
sheeple (not conspiracist)63.78725.6352
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.622727.1422
sheriff (not outlaw)63.631825.9487
repetitive (not varied)63.631726.7230
active (not slothful)63.566022.0481
driven (not unambitious)63.574125.5503
insecure (not confident)62.915521.7543
regular (not zany)62.816827.7145
🐩 (not 🐒)62.831829.0178
imaginative (not practical)62.619627.8479
thin (not thick)62.538523.9383
leisurely (not hurried)62.522324.1555
careful (not brave)62.417227.2547
private (not gregarious)62.443024.5526
communal (not individualist)62.316227.0333
😏 (not 😬)62.333329.1180
sober (not indulgent)62.227524.9515
interesting (not tiresome)62.250726.3542
purple (not orange)62.121731.4466
😜 (not 🤐)61.828128.5152
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.738828.8559
straightforward (not cryptic)61.550828.1490
chaste (not lustful)61.324723.4489
resigned (not resistant)61.36125.2538
precise (not vague)61.350224.9399
intimate (not formal)61.128928.0256
official (not backdoor)60.926126.6526
minimalist (not pack rat)60.831826.7159
social (not reclusive)60.736725.5285
unassuming (not pretentious)60.620328.1182
alert (not oblivious)60.552828.7155
reasoned (not instinctual)60.326328.1542
codependent (not independent)60.324629.2579
emancipated (not enslaved)60.251125.9490
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.057526.8144
💃 (not 🧕)59.447628.4253
charming (not awkward)58.849825.5529
compersive (not jealous)58.632425.6522
well behaved (not mischievous)58.331228.4562
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.355327.5553
subjective (not objective)58.330928.2294
trusting (not charming)58.025731.6557
mundane (not extraordinary)58.018728.5551
spiritual (not skeptical)57.816625.6476
🦄 (not 🐴)57.829432.8175
🛌 (not 🧗)57.824728.3238
focused on the future (not focused on the present)57.726527.2532
abstract (not concrete)57.727628.0166
works hard (not plays hard)57.659425.0572
🤫 (not 🤔)57.618031.5143
low-tech (not high-tech)57.541124.0499
generalist (not specialist)57.519528.8350
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.739426.3234
methodical (not astonishing)56.553427.5506
biased (not impartial)56.567027.2531
playful (not shy)56.362625.1550
hoarder (not unprepared)56.252621.4456
apprentice (not master)56.226529.0242
coordinated (not clumsy)56.162226.6520
eastern (not western)55.812033.2233
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.625028.8179
poor (not rich)55.431717.0496
workaholic (not slacker)55.171723.5384
modern (not historical)55.050526.9355
hedonist (not monastic)54.847225.7101
multicolored (not monochrome)54.739432.9319
studious (not goof-off)54.264426.0148
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.120433.8389
socialist (not libertarian)53.920229.3477
metaphorical (not literal)53.824727.5540
theoretical (not empirical)53.622527.9451
obsessed (not aloof)53.565623.8533
stylish (not slovenly)53.459325.3534
rural (not urban)53.425030.2261
resolute (not wavering)53.469428.7157
🐐 (not 🦒)53.364134.5235
🐮 (not 🐷)52.955830.1243
fast (not slow)52.867124.0469
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)52.844630.5165
luddite (not technophile)52.748824.5457
🐀 (not 🐘)52.743233.5271
🏌 (not 🤺)52.719830.2167
serious (not bold)52.641624.0559
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.460126.2489
guarded (not open)52.273126.8530
builder (not explorer)52.246229.2566
anxious (not calm)52.056225.6584
puny (not mighty)51.925626.1486
confidential (not gossiping)51.962029.2589
relaxed (not tense)51.620724.0510
rational (not whimsical)51.360627.0554
chatty (not reserved)51.248927.6543
👽 (not 🤡)51.056124.9134
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.945730.8235
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.440726.2485

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 (0.876)
  2. Jane Bennet (0.86)
  3. Rita Bennett (0.852)
  4. Marge Simpson (0.845)
  5. Meg March (0.842)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.739)
  2. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.685)
  3. Merle Dixon (-0.685)
  4. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.682)
  5. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.664)

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: ENTP (r = 0.85)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.8)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.78)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.73)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.67)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.66)
  7. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.54)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.47)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.41)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.38)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.24)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.23)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.17)
  14. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.12)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.09)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.0)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.01)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.05)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.09)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.12)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.24)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.46)


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