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Kima Greggs Personality Statistics

Kima Greggs 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
persistent (not quitter)93.9757.015
street-smart (not sheltered)92.9188.999
diligent (not lazy)92.21219.6126
perceptive (not unobservant)92.1668.418
competent (not incompetent)91.010512.1110
urban (not rural)90.8119.222
legit (not scrub)90.62212.326
resourceful (not helpless)90.210010.539
rhythmic (not stuttering)90.1258.617
go-getter (not slugabed)89.17610.212
driven (not unambitious)88.523911.595
alert (not oblivious)88.5608.719
sturdy (not flimsy)88.27112.316
heroic (not villainous)87.815312.8141
active (not slothful)87.713312.5123
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.713310.323
no-nonsense (not dramatic)87.41514.852
mighty (not puny)87.18713.9142
bold (not shy)87.032111.4107
cool (not dorky)87.04715.717
alpha (not beta)86.616515.1116
workaholic (not slacker)86.623510.626
direct (not roundabout)86.59713.1110
pro (not noob)86.419011.417
independent (not codependent)86.48917.6117
believable (not poorly-written)86.45514.318
loyal (not traitorous)86.230015.9114
coordinated (not clumsy)86.217312.5131
high IQ (not low IQ)86.227012.7130
queer (not straight)86.02716.744
down2earth (not head@clouds)85.83513.7146
attractive (not repulsive)85.619013.5109
🧗 (not 🛌)85.211317.332
studious (not goof-off)85.019414.214
assertive (not passive)84.122417.698
utilitarian (not decorative)84.13617.133
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)84.117012.411
🌟 (not 💩)84.018918.121
sensible (not ludicrous)83.96113.6117
dominant (not submissive)83.728414.8120
precise (not vague)83.212011.983
reasonable (not deranged)82.99918.112
real (not philosophical)82.83715.177
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.513915.3110
hard (not soft)82.413111.840
confident (not insecure)82.221716.0107
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.18116.546
decisive (not hesitant)81.823515.3110
soulful (not soulless)81.829514.033
egalitarian (not racist)81.640214.923
rational (not whimsical)81.313417.6123
thick-skinned (not sensitive)81.36117.5144
confidential (not gossiping)81.323017.591
work-first (not family-first)81.317220.9129
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.236519.0136
healthy (not sickly)81.222815.6121
modern (not historical)81.18617.387
punk rock (not preppy)81.113421.914
interesting (not tiresome)81.017918.4110
🧢 (not 🎩)80.811625.612
straightforward (not cryptic)80.68621.5130
bossy (not meek)80.634615.0125
ferocious (not pacifist)80.525216.7125
armoured (not vulnerable)80.515514.3100
feminist (not sexist)80.329113.818
treasure (not trash)80.235829.832
hunter (not gatherer)80.219622.517
wise (not foolish)80.113915.0117
vibrant (not geriatric)80.120618.916
spicy (not mild)79.823916.097
🤺 (not 🏌)79.725320.013
beautiful (not ugly)79.649017.939
disarming (not creepy)79.516115.550
factual (not poetic)79.510610.520
liberal (not conservative)79.415513.417
important (not irrelevant)79.345417.921
genius (not dunce)79.225414.5140
brave (not careful)79.218719.2112
specialist (not generalist)79.17617.027
feisty (not gracious)78.827819.0116
skeptical (not spiritual)78.826218.3119
guarded (not open)78.833717.0114
practical (not imaginative)78.718319.9109
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.77317.316
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.514517.9113
night owl (not morning lark)78.522418.070
intense (not lighthearted)78.533118.126
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.037717.5136
worldly (not innocent)77.932318.9126
literal (not metaphorical)77.98119.087
resolute (not wavering)77.820724.913
hard (not soft)77.722517.2135
extraordinary (not mundane)77.631217.5126
works hard (not plays hard)77.432421.5126
prestigious (not disreputable)77.322818.080
emancipated (not enslaved)77.320019.1109
regular (not zany)77.23218.417
private (not gregarious)77.119817.8119
mature (not juvenile)76.924918.847
fresh (not stinky)76.635317.418
fast (not slow)76.329920.0112
curious (not apathetic)76.124420.4136
suspicious (not awkward)75.929419.4103
methodical (not astonishing)75.818820.4112
human (not animalistic)75.840020.5104
sheriff (not outlaw)75.820122.794
neurotypical (not autistic)75.632620.9120
industrial (not domestic)75.69122.033
statist (not anarchist)75.410417.324
strict (not lenient)75.426218.0118
serious (not playful)75.336821.0116
macho (not metrosexual)74.811721.720
oppressed (not privileged)74.79515.518
tight (not loose)74.633419.618
resistant (not resigned)74.529723.2116
kind (not cruel)74.449417.3124
master (not apprentice)74.344121.038
scientific (not artistic)74.126518.8126
consistent (not variable)74.022124.917
🤔 (not 🤫)73.410523.314
efficient (not overprepared)73.222520.619
reserved (not chatty)73.123419.9134
🤠 (not 🤑)72.926917.015
empirical (not theoretical)72.97423.9101
modest (not flamboyant)72.828420.5136
calm (not anxious)72.812421.9111
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)72.818022.0107
blacksmith (not tailor)72.816926.78
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.743123.8133
concrete (not abstract)72.720327.021
🐘 (not 🐀)72.515921.330
enlightened (not lost)72.515521.519
orderly (not chaotic)72.432522.2134
tactful (not indiscreet)72.127727.514
jock (not nerd)71.922922.3137
chortling (not giggling)71.828625.417
sporty (not bookish)71.722921.2115
suspicious (not trusting)71.236924.0119
permanent (not transient)71.219026.345
civilized (not barbaric)70.950921.3130
sane (not crazy)70.921031.414
equitable (not hypocritical)70.823827.554
👽 (not 🤡)70.820728.614
frenzied (not sleepy)70.754518.924
kinky (not vanilla)70.628521.5106
loveable (not punchable)70.438524.514
nurturing (not poisonous)70.342623.247
realist (not idealist)70.222526.728
secretive (not open-book)70.243322.415
charming (not awkward)69.943521.1134
🤖 (not 👻)69.917628.514
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)69.813933.414
involved (not remote)69.448926.2110
deep (not shallow)69.437221.723
short (not tall)69.322422.8112
frugal (not lavish)69.230119.8115
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)69.118521.614
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.827927.322
fixable (not unfixable)68.829223.717
rugged (not refined)68.730421.5127
valedictorian (not drop out)68.758029.915
🥰 (not 🙃)68.725631.218
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.647719.218
honorable (not cunning)68.039826.5124
reliable (not experimental)68.035427.223
unorthodox (not traditional)67.740227.735
focused on the present (not focused on the future)67.221525.9101
stoic (not expressive)67.024228.7117
pure (not debased)67.037624.1107
edgy (not politically correct)67.043822.5111
logical (not emotional)66.926922.8131
complicated (not simple)66.854326.8108
open-minded (not close-minded)66.740422.5116
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.551125.3104
stylish (not slovenly)66.453723.5127
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.435428.717
young (not old)66.457715.5119
mathematical (not literary)66.419623.4108
🤐 (not 😜)66.432724.816
wild (not tame)66.252922.598
tense (not relaxed)66.074824.4127
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.763724.7114
minimalist (not pack rat)65.729623.09
sage (not whippersnapper)65.724731.515
sober (not indulgent)65.128528.3108
child free (not pronatalist)65.151330.982
rebellious (not obedient)65.156723.390
altruistic (not selfish)64.747324.0106
objective (not subjective)64.717425.640
sorrowful (not cheery)64.548922.1117
demure (not vain)64.531723.495
atheist (not theist)64.445425.726
😊 (not 🤣)64.448525.215
angelic (not demonic)63.750921.7108
lustful (not chaste)63.647024.0120
hoarder (not unprepared)63.347215.861
dry (not moist)63.333028.614
subdued (not exuberant)63.023826.08
neat (not messy)62.963226.971
compersive (not jealous)62.834722.3110
introspective (not not introspective)62.856026.522
tasteful (not lewd)62.659823.8132
crafty (not scholarly)62.656427.7100
🐮 (not 🐷)62.634224.318
quarrelsome (not warm)62.553223.3126
💪 (not 🧠)62.424329.814
bitter (not sweet)62.344722.0120
😀 (not 😭)62.336225.815
obsessed (not aloof)62.256126.7133
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.240623.3106
androgynous (not gendered)62.23726.134
normal (not weird)62.129424.3132
insulting (not complimentary)62.040423.534
cold (not warm)61.741024.0104
presidential (not folksy)61.749824.319
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)61.556227.894
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.334128.625
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.264321.766
mad (not glad)61.253614.813
miserable (not joyful)60.559428.711
purple (not orange)60.436427.779
💃 (not 🧕)60.363431.815
individualist (not communal)60.157928.030
playful (not shy)59.976824.3108
sad (not happy)59.561322.2101
😏 (not 😬)59.052231.716
outsider (not insider)58.949929.277
unassuming (not pretentious)58.932529.714
monastic (not hedonist)58.926825.518
unlucky (not fortunate)58.747024.698
proper (not scandalous)58.552126.6111
🦇 (not 🐿)58.541426.613
masculine (not feminine)58.268720.5109
angry (not good-humored)58.243425.291
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.242130.518
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.159329.118
judgemental (not accepting)58.056127.685
varied (not repetitive)58.025025.642
rigid (not flexible)57.959027.1102
multicolored (not monochrome)57.647232.034
📈 (not 📉)57.674228.411
linear (not circular)57.444631.711
vengeful (not forgiving)57.355725.0117
respectful (not rude)57.265224.9131
🥾 (not 👟)57.148637.713
😎 (not 🧐)56.758224.915
dispassionate (not romantic)56.627727.527
poor (not rich)56.542118.786
rough (not smooth)56.549328.8122
wholesome (not salacious)56.463625.512
stable (not moody)56.330825.9116
funny (not humorless)56.367825.4124
eloquent (not unpolished)56.272525.7118
scruffy (not manicured)56.141826.0101
intimate (not formal)56.152829.932
🦄 (not 🐴)56.145534.018
hipster (not basic)56.034525.4116
bold (not serious)55.962231.1108
cosmopolitan (not provincial)55.956427.8103
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)55.957133.426
Russian (not French)55.934629.18
instinctual (not reasoned)55.863028.1112
impartial (not biased)55.814426.190
cautious (not impulsive)55.755727.5101
arcane (not mainstream)55.562224.9112
hurried (not leisurely)55.565124.689
physical (not intellectual)55.339526.1116
devout (not heathen)55.362824.9101
flourishing (not traumatized)55.332326.218
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)55.272927.715
corporate (not freelance)55.147528.720
explorer (not builder)55.057030.582
bright (not depressed)54.959324.097
introvert (not extrovert)54.843527.0140
creative (not conventional)54.763026.4120
off-key (not musical)54.462627.414
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.376924.8102
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.333031.677
🐐 (not 🦒)54.381929.325
vegan (not cannibal)54.260028.917
eastern (not western)54.120932.528
nihilist (not existentialist)54.034527.140
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.875618.415
Italian (not Swedish)53.663932.111
loud (not quiet)53.466528.8108
chill (not offended)53.444829.823
sarcastic (not genuine)53.057428.498
competitive (not cooperative)52.980527.797
technophile (not luddite)52.955424.0103
mysterious (not unambiguous)52.952529.6111
🥴 (not 🥳)52.970230.98
fast-talking (not slow-talking)52.980526.612
extreme (not moderate)52.881427.8123
first-mate (not captain)52.763234.695
English (not German)52.7111728.718
gloomy (not sunny)52.770222.823
😇 (not 😈)52.665224.817
social (not reclusive)52.570326.023
high-tech (not low-tech)52.359126.6101
avant-garde (not classical)52.250029.531
💝 (not 💔)52.264134.126
🐩 (not 🐒)52.166831.010
official (not backdoor)52.055625.6107
deviant (not average)51.979925.260
ranged (not melee)51.876430.822
Roman (not Greek)51.763922.26
authoritarian (not democratic)51.657525.8118
humble (not arrogant)51.552625.5133
mischievous (not well behaved)51.377526.7107
impatient (not patient)51.083329.137
trusting (not charming)50.158728.3108
thick (not thin)50.251627.061
socialist (not libertarian)50.345426.192
nonpolitical (not political)50.652729.9104
triggered (not trolling)50.589329.314

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ellen Ripley (0.892)
  2. Zoe Washburne (0.882)
  3. Kate Beckett (0.857)
  4. Aeryn Sun (0.841)
  5. Black Widow (0.84)
  1. Buster Bluth (-0.56)
  2. Tobias Funke (-0.528)
  3. Mike McLintock (-0.513)
  4. James Taggart (-0.51)
  5. Kevin Malone (-0.504)

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: ESFJ (r = 0.83)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.74)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.68)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.61)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.46)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.44)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.42)
  8. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.41)
  9. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.39)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.37)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.36)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.35)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.34)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.28)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.26)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.22)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.22)
  18. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.18)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.17)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.12)
  21. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.12)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.08)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.03)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.17)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.27)


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