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Ziggy Sobotka Personality Statistics

Ziggy Sobotka is a character from The Wire. 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
lost (not enlightened)96.414.814
exaggerating (not factual)95.835.512
twitchy (not still)95.428.714
ambitious (not realistic)95.216.414
impulsive (not cautious)94.9119.999
disorganized (not self-disciplined)94.7511.296
noob (not pro)94.417.110
self-destructive (not self-improving)94.268.417
desperate (not high standards)94.247.920
expressive (not monotone)94.2176.09
doer (not thinker)94.138.111
impatient (not patient)93.8118.339
moody (not stable)93.7158.7117
tardy (not on-time)93.6311.014
spontaneous (not scheduled)93.5239.2109
goof-off (not studious)93.5912.416
juvenile (not mature)93.499.334
whippersnapper (not sage)93.4212.122
chaotic (not orderly)93.1209.5106
disreputable (not prestigious)92.929.394
emotional (not logical)92.989.694
drop out (not valedictorian)92.8710.815
foolish (not wise)92.7310.5105
rebellious (not obedient)92.6559.578
variable (not consistent)92.1310.310
scandalous (not proper)91.92310.089
messy (not neat)91.71611.971
ignorant (not knowledgeable)91.7511.823
apprentice (not master)91.359.742
indulgent (not sober)91.12813.2102
cringeworthy (not inspiring)91.169.626
instinctual (not reasoned)91.0512.096
backdoor (not official)91.0812.396
flimsy (not sturdy)90.9211.79
mischievous (not well behaved)90.89112.2106
stubborn (not accommodating)90.78516.615
wild (not tame)90.66413.981
head@clouds (not down2earth)90.62216.389
punchable (not loveable)90.44610.124
incompetent (not competent)90.3614.294
lewd (not tasteful)90.2912.8101
unpolished (not eloquent)90.21413.895
spontaneous (not deliberate)90.11416.3100
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)90.1311.87
weakass (not badass)90.187.57
emotional (not unemotional)90.16810.49
young (not old)89.93812.1104
ludicrous (not sensible)89.72115.0113
anxious (not calm)89.73511.590
flamboyant (not modest)89.55214.0112
salacious (not wholesome)89.53319.112
dramatic (not no-nonsense)89.45113.946
folksy (not presidential)89.4511.318
fast-talking (not slow-talking)89.33612.916
😈 (not 😇)89.2679.521
feisty (not gracious)89.1449.683
plays hard (not works hard)89.11816.391
muddy (not washed)89.0137.84
clumsy (not coordinated)88.82513.3102
indiscreet (not tactful)88.7216.015
extreme (not moderate)88.69711.493
outlaw (not sheriff)88.57713.894
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)88.53816.313
edgy (not politically correct)88.33612.0122
rude (not respectful)88.24713.682
insulting (not complimentary)88.25212.928
exhibitionist (not bashful)88.22813.39
quarrelsome (not warm)88.110215.194
random (not pointed)88.02210.212
dunce (not genius)87.9713.8127
zany (not regular)87.94612.112
chatty (not reserved)87.812118.7117
lowbrow (not highbrow)87.7515.9107
freelance (not corporate)87.78910.212
arrogant (not humble)87.615916.1115
expressive (not stoic)87.68014.593
whimsical (not rational)87.64416.5100
cocky (not timid)87.519010.710
contrarian (not yes-man)87.33813.34
off-key (not musical)87.279.518
frenzied (not sleepy)87.23313.416
dorky (not cool)87.03411.75
scrub (not legit)87.0820.227
air (not earth)87.0311.46
deranged (not reasonable)86.94716.811
crazy (not sane)86.56613.314
oblivious (not alert)86.53311.714
rustic (not cultured)86.51112.46
lustful (not chaste)86.47116.386
thin (not thick)86.41618.469
vibrant (not geriatric)86.48615.417
gregarious (not private)86.33517.189
lavish (not frugal)86.36319.895
loud (not quiet)86.216019.988
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.23119.4111
exuberant (not subdued)86.26015.910
poisonous (not nurturing)86.110510.429
pensive (not serene)86.11312.711
vain (not demure)85.97415.792
ironic (not profound)85.9518.215
anarchist (not statist)85.83710.019
weird (not normal)85.610811.7112
beta (not alpha)85.54415.697
freak (not normie)85.58011.813
puny (not mighty)85.41214.9104
unfixable (not fixable)85.43816.323
abstract (not concrete)85.32719.815
🐀 (not 🐘)85.32516.135
experimental (not reliable)85.25919.713
💩 (not 🌟)85.04217.121
punk rock (not preppy)85.011013.812
selfish (not altruistic)84.914716.986
jealous (not compersive)84.86617.783
slacker (not workaholic)84.83716.623
trash (not treasure)84.83117.129
night owl (not morning lark)84.711912.253
🙃 (not 🥰)84.75317.120
gossiping (not confidential)84.57318.678
ADHD (not OCD)84.55717.611
crafty (not scholarly)84.45612.478
unorthodox (not traditional)84.313522.521
stinky (not fresh)84.13319.121
haunted (not blissful)84.113312.116
fantastical (not realistic)84.18017.911
imaginative (not practical)84.05918.794
unprepared (not hoarder)83.91220.274
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.719219.091
biased (not impartial)83.69815.7107
unlucky (not fortunate)83.53519.798
vengeful (not forgiving)83.519117.5105
bold (not serious)83.59720.7105
psychopath (not empath)83.413410.913
stuttering (not rhythmic)83.31421.513
cheesy (not chic)83.35511.93
🤑 (not 🤠)83.28725.512
sexist (not feminist)83.08915.421
traumatized (not flourishing)83.010312.811
outsider (not insider)82.74021.364
debased (not pure)82.513419.7101
hedonist (not monastic)82.52821.213
circular (not linear)82.579.611
unobservant (not perceptive)82.51414.712
idealist (not realist)82.37324.223
lazy (not diligent)82.31416.9105
perverted (not clean)82.28712.511
competitive (not cooperative)82.232122.094
sickly (not healthy)82.22416.2112
hypochondriac (not stoic)82.22510.96
transient (not permanent)82.1518.136
sad (not happy)82.08617.299
first-mate (not captain)81.714619.886
barbaric (not civilized)81.65514.496
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)81.514311.814
🤣 (not 😊)81.55611.615
extrovert (not introvert)81.321124.996
opinionated (not neutral)81.248710.412
individualist (not communal)81.217025.526
mad (not glad)81.115117.011
subjective (not objective)81.0623.635
🐷 (not 🐮)81.03916.027
heathen (not devout)80.96616.876
low IQ (not high IQ)80.92518.699
deviant (not average)80.918819.955
offended (not chill)80.915326.214
vulnerable (not armoured)80.84919.280
helpless (not resourceful)80.81022.829
vague (not precise)80.61521.867
gullible (not cynical)80.66019.810
underachiever (not overachiever)80.62828.618
bad-cook (not good-cook)80.4868.511
insecure (not confident)80.35925.5118
rough (not smooth)80.19020.795
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.013628.7107
wavering (not resolute)79.91122.516
explorer (not builder)79.810420.176
astonishing (not methodical)79.73621.097
envious (not prideful)79.6525.114
hypocritical (not equitable)79.511119.639
🤡 (not 👽)79.43825.919
child free (not pronatalist)79.114622.573
artistic (not scientific)79.015516.786
😜 (not 🤐)79.019424.413
creepy (not disarming)78.96312.734
💔 (not 💝)78.910718.425
entitled (not grateful)78.925928.77
depressed (not bright)78.87318.494
bold (not shy)78.872826.2100
💃 (not 🧕)78.628727.327
open-book (not secretive)78.57425.414
physical (not intellectual)78.411922.7117
Italian (not Swedish)78.312024.221
loose (not tight)78.28931.115
shallow (not deep)78.19328.723
demonic (not angelic)77.818919.382
tense (not relaxed)77.747126.6108
focused on the present (not focused on the future)77.64430.987
spicy (not mild)77.633621.0105
poor (not rich)77.411919.590
poetic (not factual)77.46722.018
📉 (not 📈)77.0829.625
🐒 (not 🐩)76.99030.515
jealous (not opinionated)76.92828.112
playful (not shy)76.646225.295
cunning (not honorable)76.222419.9103
nihilist (not existentialist)76.21922.332
fire (not water)76.137532.411
urban (not rural)76.035221.832
lenient (not strict)75.816725.2104
often crying (not never cries)75.716022.510
kinky (not vanilla)75.423824.788
avant-garde (not classical)75.310420.928
radical (not centrist)75.215226.38
intimate (not formal)75.115317.714
pretentious (not unassuming)75.029226.821
antagonist (not protagonist)75.012117.910
rugged (not refined)74.922721.4108
awkward (not charming)74.713824.3115
👻 (not 🤖)74.712128.510
interrupting (not attentive)74.724327.67
gamer (not non-gamer)74.715429.511
atheist (not theist)74.626723.130
soft (not hard)74.521721.1100
arcane (not mainstream)74.519024.386
spelunker (not claustrophobic)74.514332.217
bad boy (not white knight)74.523030.78
short (not tall)74.418219.388
enslaved (not emancipated)74.44524.780
villainous (not heroic)74.217417.780
codependent (not independent)74.215031.577
ferocious (not pacifist)74.144723.8109
cannibal (not vegan)74.026730.022
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.917028.898
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.943222.617
playful (not serious)73.822726.2114
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.853128.799
oxymoron (not tautology)73.85031.54
goth (not flower child)73.71533.44
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.523323.013
scruffy (not manicured)73.125926.781
animalistic (not human)72.98327.186
🤺 (not 🏌)72.853228.723
social (not reclusive)72.235233.626
decorative (not utilitarian)72.012627.321
brave (not careful)71.843819.5101
flirtatious (not prudish)71.740226.610
reactive (not proactive)71.414027.08
libertarian (not socialist)71.312826.187
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.324032.416
not introspective (not introspective)71.29731.319
sarcastic (not genuine)71.234226.4101
nonpolitical (not political)71.012826.693
bitter (not sweet)70.834925.585
💪 (not 🧠)70.717724.524
repulsive (not attractive)70.614922.9123
creative (not conventional)70.536024.6112
provincial (not cosmopolitan)70.316830.386
angry (not good-humored)70.224827.2101
awkward (not suspicious)70.120429.196
😬 (not 😏)70.017834.519
low-tech (not high-tech)69.932823.088
😎 (not 🧐)69.838829.015
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.856428.812
nerd (not jock)69.455929.2111
indie (not pop)69.443129.110
ugly (not beautiful)69.29926.228
generalist (not specialist)69.13922.827
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)69.021830.622
miserable (not joyful)68.946128.814
receiving (not giving)68.930623.77
😭 (not 😀)68.924032.115
autistic (not neurotypical)68.74324.085
resistant (not resigned)68.760930.7107
everyman (not chosen one)68.721526.57
suspicious (not trusting)68.649830.787
literary (not mathematical)68.436820.380
Pepsi (not Coke)68.06224.47
submissive (not dominant)67.924327.998
Russian (not French)67.118029.112
unambiguous (not mysterious)67.041031.177
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.772735.711
slugabed (not go-getter)66.75326.018
princess (not queen)66.724129.212
bored (not interested)66.58233.416
long-winded (not concise)66.524330.54
dramatic (not comedic)66.471429.47
liberal (not conservative)66.355730.311
money-focused (not love-focused)66.032335.48
🎨 (not 🏀)65.967028.318
funny (not humorless)65.856128.084
cruel (not kind)65.726425.680
common sense (not analysis)65.714110.53
🧢 (not 🎩)65.444638.416
sheltered (not street-smart)65.230228.472
irrelevant (not important)65.27128.027
tiresome (not interesting)65.112630.778
💀 (not 🎃)65.146738.213
hipster (not basic)64.922729.189
🤔 (not 🤫)64.939934.720
hurried (not leisurely)64.745131.880
romantic (not dispassionate)64.774729.931
🐿 (not 🦇)64.654132.620
sorrowful (not cheery)64.560127.590
innocent (not worldly)64.520827.386
judgemental (not accepting)64.253128.554
quirky (not predictable)64.141027.89
meek (not bossy)64.023828.6103
privileged (not oppressed)63.979632.812
assertive (not passive)63.888729.293
soft (not hard)63.842227.537
🐐 (not 🦒)63.752439.320
moist (not dry)63.632629.117
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)63.633122.68
self-conscious (not self-assured)63.419834.391
slovenly (not stylish)63.130228.0107
modern (not historical)63.156823.867
demanding (not unchallenging)62.8101536.59
unfaithful (not devoted)62.814726.74
believable (not poorly-written)62.7120724.68
traitorous (not loyal)62.522628.5100
authoritarian (not democratic)62.545830.3101
giggling (not chortling)62.425333.910
epic (not deep)62.142235.77
two-faced (not one-faced)62.137027.911
dog person (not cat person)62.149730.514
unpatriotic (not patriotic)61.814630.015
racist (not egalitarian)61.815826.011
distant (not touchy-feely)61.660030.25
open (not guarded)61.421231.591
multicolored (not monochrome)61.146627.028
metrosexual (not macho)61.168227.813
machiavellian (not transparent)61.051435.14
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.879133.744
close-minded (not open-minded)60.837630.785
uninspiring (not charismatic)60.614932.8114
Greek (not Roman)60.421125.49
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)60.476428.910
natural-talent (not hard-work)60.227717.712
quitter (not persistent)60.12734.114
intense (not lighthearted)60.090537.215
rock (not rap)59.8120233.412
trolling (not triggered)59.625433.513
chivalrous (not businesslike)59.651521.57
queer (not straight)59.419927.332
theoretical (not empirical)59.219030.877
👟 (not 🥾)59.258427.513
industrial (not domestic)59.154327.525
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.157031.230
plastic (not wooden)59.022022.29
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.977235.913
charming (not trusting)58.564227.292
generous (not stingy)58.379433.313
gloomy (not sunny)57.772824.419
blacksmith (not tailor)57.744033.913
sporty (not bookish)57.051427.879
pack rat (not minimalist)56.851329.68
family-first (not work-first)56.769030.872
flexible (not rigid)56.648434.481
obsessed (not aloof)56.495635.892
extravagant (not thrifty)56.265035.913
roundabout (not direct)55.930335.676
western (not eastern)55.8100636.822
🥵 (not 🥶)55.570940.112
involved (not remote)55.4113131.295
English (not German)55.3133325.18
varied (not repetitive)55.238831.933
picky (not always down)55.082334.010
🦄 (not 🐴)54.756134.516
winter (not summer)54.668143.410
luddite (not technophile)54.568026.564
unmotivated (not motivated)54.511033.617
orange (not purple)54.465433.365
🧗 (not 🛌)54.494136.324
decisive (not hesitant)54.0108332.682
🥴 (not 🥳)53.981142.110
overprepared (not efficient)53.627015.29
sexual (not asexual)53.6103725.89
complicated (not simple)53.5104833.890
fast (not slow)53.2110933.697
warm (not cold)53.281430.891
sugarcoated (not frank)53.028935.111
innocent (not jaded)53.044438.25
vintage (not trendy)52.9110329.715
melee (not ranged)52.649437.018
not genocidal (not genocidal)52.6110027.57
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.459133.561
mundane (not extraordinary)52.241932.690
skeptical (not spiritual)52.0116028.959
curious (not apathetic)52.0117931.694
masculine (not feminine)51.894022.6115
driven (not unambitious)51.8144131.1100
pessimistic (not optimistic)51.579135.280
fighter (not lover)51.577923.311
naive (not paranoid)51.552136.719
androgynous (not gendered)51.314229.333
gatherer (not hunter)51.371430.722
soulful (not soulless)51.2118931.935
active (not slothful)51.1135130.280
cryptic (not straightforward)50.439634.197
literal (not metaphorical)50.4109632.068
real (not philosophical)50.4114028.856

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (0.84)
  2. Myrtle Wilson (0.837)
  3. Ben Chang (0.829)
  4. Ringo (0.825)
  5. Janice Soprano (0.817)
  6. Dee Reynolds (0.817)
  7. Seth (0.811)
  8. Jeff Portnoy (0.801)
  9. David Della Rocco (0.8)
  10. Krusty the Clown (0.792)
  1. Alfred Pennyworth (-0.776)
  2. Carlisle Cullen (-0.76)
  3. Elsie Carson (-0.739)
  4. Harold Cooper (-0.737)
  5. Mufasa (-0.73)
  6. Tom Hagen (-0.727)
  7. William Somerset (-0.725)
  8. Kimball Cho (-0.721)
  9. Princess Celestia (-0.716)
  10. Donald Mallard (-0.714)

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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Notes

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