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Reginald 'Bubbles Cousins Personality Statistics

Reginald 'Bubbles Cousins 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
street-smart (not sheltered)94.2812.1101
poor (not rich)93.5113.198
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)93.1512.7129
scruffy (not manicured)91.71412.6120
backdoor (not official)91.5411.2118
persistent (not quitter)90.116411.48
drop out (not valedictorian)89.11620.618
accepting (not judgemental)88.41615.372
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)87.2624.0115
rugged (not refined)87.03016.7127
kind (not cruel)87.011915.2111
multicolored (not monochrome)86.81812.137
soulful (not soulless)86.710214.936
transient (not permanent)86.2216.129
crafty (not scholarly)85.92416.2102
sickly (not healthy)85.31214.9106
indulgent (not sober)84.96120.4119
creative (not conventional)84.85016.4128
funny (not humorless)84.77617.3141
egalitarian (not racist)84.61838.617
democratic (not authoritarian)84.51315.9118
zany (not regular)84.54811.78
interesting (not tiresome)84.26719.0138
liberal (not conservative)84.04716.618
chatty (not reserved)83.511721.7121
warm (not cold)83.57316.9107
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.115920.1113
humble (not arrogant)82.44418.9117
pacifist (not ferocious)82.32818.0137
urban (not rural)82.38323.320
messy (not neat)82.25621.3100
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.113315.6114
flexible (not rigid)82.12318.3114
artistic (not scientific)81.65617.3147
cooperative (not competitive)81.24418.2122
open-minded (not close-minded)81.15417.4113
chaotic (not orderly)81.010923.0153
anxious (not calm)81.09819.3125
introspective (not not introspective)80.65517.224
submissive (not dominant)80.45019.1132
good-humored (not angry)80.111920.897
intimate (not formal)80.13221.723
low-tech (not high-tech)79.87024.899
unlucky (not fortunate)79.75024.3128
spontaneous (not scheduled)79.611824.5118
forgiving (not vengeful)79.58822.3123
complimentary (not insulting)79.58816.342
equitable (not hypocritical)79.36417.736
lenient (not strict)78.48420.6109
respectful (not rude)78.417620.4110
😜 (not 🤐)78.410323.610
meek (not bossy)78.35118.1112
weird (not normal)78.114421.2139
warm (not quarrelsome)78.08321.0129
heroic (not villainous)77.831617.3124
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)77.818020.8120
social (not reclusive)77.813724.533
genuine (not sarcastic)77.512123.0108
moody (not stable)77.421120.9111
arcane (not mainstream)77.411221.6110
slovenly (not stylish)77.36225.2126
loyal (not traitorous)77.043023.7130
lowbrow (not highbrow)77.03122.7126
unorthodox (not traditional)76.817021.130
curious (not apathetic)76.616420.3109
😭 (not 😀)76.56622.011
sweet (not bitter)76.212720.7113
resourceful (not helpless)76.243220.244
beta (not alpha)76.011622.3106
extraordinary (not mundane)75.825122.0102
🐒 (not 🐩)75.77421.521
extrovert (not introvert)75.719324.5132
outlaw (not sheriff)75.718524.5126
mischievous (not well behaved)75.628221.5120
goof-off (not studious)75.311423.59
expressive (not stoic)75.218025.1137
🧢 (not 🎩)75.014528.410
deep (not shallow)74.918622.322
human (not animalistic)74.833329.6116
vulnerable (not armoured)74.87624.4113
explorer (not builder)74.811825.794
🐿 (not 🦇)74.813825.217
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.424224.212
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.37027.6106
complicated (not simple)74.226525.3104
disorganized (not self-disciplined)74.010126.7108
gregarious (not private)73.911825.8108
disarming (not creepy)73.826023.958
night owl (not morning lark)73.723429.058
🧠 (not 💪)73.733625.510
treasure (not trash)73.644426.919
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.511223.512
edgy (not politically correct)73.024522.6116
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)72.935735.311
emotional (not logical)72.720425.3148
important (not irrelevant)72.746324.418
deviant (not average)72.626419.786
altruistic (not selfish)72.422922.5119
angelic (not demonic)72.422421.1118
frugal (not lavish)72.317827.9129
unassuming (not pretentious)71.68432.59
compersive (not jealous)71.611120.6108
wild (not tame)71.229926.4106
luddite (not technophile)70.813023.394
extreme (not moderate)70.835426.0124
charming (not awkward)70.730526.4120
playful (not shy)70.638825.7129
outsider (not insider)70.516831.476
first-mate (not captain)70.527230.0112
👻 (not 🤖)70.411927.810
thin (not thick)70.421530.568
demure (not vain)70.114422.895
whimsical (not rational)70.016525.9139
wholesome (not salacious)70.026731.212
bold (not serious)69.723425.5121
soft (not hard)69.718024.743
spicy (not mild)69.733825.4105
playful (not serious)69.616222.0133
disreputable (not prestigious)69.613327.491
nurturing (not poisonous)69.532123.241
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.519829.320
scandalous (not proper)69.326325.1101
existentialist (not nihilist)69.314031.531
🌟 (not 💩)69.344824.311
metaphorical (not literal)69.26625.4121
💃 (not 🧕)69.131128.422
beautiful (not ugly)68.852825.138
literary (not mathematical)68.722023.9116
child free (not pronatalist)68.631131.087
pro (not noob)68.647728.317
spiritual (not skeptical)68.08826.3124
instinctual (not reasoned)68.028428.4106
passive (not assertive)67.910426.6119
enslaved (not emancipated)67.75828.3117
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.722128.5118
sad (not happy)67.731223.5108
sensitive (not thick-skinned)67.719426.2135
family-first (not work-first)67.724727.194
impulsive (not cautious)67.627628.9125
clumsy (not coordinated)67.515125.5145
imaginative (not practical)67.414928.4124
kinky (not vanilla)67.224424.3125
hesitant (not decisive)66.910121.0130
alert (not oblivious)66.943223.418
diligent (not lazy)66.569024.2118
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.527528.847
slacker (not workaholic)66.512330.733
active (not slothful)66.461028.0102
vague (not precise)66.49528.274
astonishing (not methodical)66.113828.4111
📉 (not 📈)66.07629.67
roundabout (not direct)65.98426.797
avant-garde (not classical)65.915730.433
rough (not smooth)65.822830.1113
hedonist (not monastic)65.824832.014
feminist (not sexist)65.844624.824
spontaneous (not deliberate)65.716826.8119
brave (not careful)65.537727.4131
stinky (not fresh)65.413628.820
gendered (not androgynous)65.371729.633
gossiping (not confidential)65.220431.594
anarchist (not statist)65.021124.118
🧗 (not 🛌)65.036233.320
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.838925.466
🐐 (not 🦒)64.730534.119
😎 (not 🧐)64.528834.312
😇 (not 😈)64.531321.413
rebellious (not obedient)64.341426.797
socialist (not libertarian)64.23531.2129
🦄 (not 🐴)64.220629.516
involved (not remote)64.049929.4114
abstract (not concrete)64.019630.017
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.929131.615
nerd (not jock)63.842623.2105
charming (not trusting)63.730828.5123
😊 (not 🤣)63.737730.515
soft (not hard)63.327227.2106
old (not young)62.927818.8127
high IQ (not low IQ)62.968724.4102
codependent (not independent)62.921033.8115
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.812726.9111
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.836428.844
communal (not individualist)62.815732.539
intellectual (not physical)62.149827.8119
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.125831.199
🥾 (not 👟)62.028936.711
eastern (not western)61.85530.016
wavering (not resolute)61.810130.312
nonpolitical (not political)61.421632.7117
😬 (not 😏)61.023430.017
unpolished (not eloquent)60.626133.4101
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)60.534326.013
reasonable (not deranged)60.442223.813
🤺 (not 🏌)60.457932.78
insecure (not confident)60.317429.7119
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.327732.7106
tactful (not indiscreet)59.949730.319
bold (not shy)59.874929.3114
lustful (not chaste)59.741828.3119
puny (not mighty)59.616930.4111
bookish (not sporty)59.650024.3101
utilitarian (not decorative)59.351731.341
🤠 (not 🤑)59.344931.915
purple (not orange)59.228429.974
leisurely (not hurried)59.227730.4102
legit (not scrub)59.263434.324
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.139530.595
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.141436.322
repulsive (not attractive)59.018424.8119
🐀 (not 🐘)59.029332.527
🐮 (not 🐷)59.037327.722
worldly (not innocent)58.660633.898
awkward (not suspicious)58.622528.0119
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.69232.174
gracious (not feisty)58.616027.7112
tall (not short)58.345825.794
flamboyant (not modest)58.134530.5140
tense (not relaxed)57.469331.4121
obsessed (not aloof)57.454630.2118
hipster (not basic)57.322126.4101
genius (not dunce)57.259724.2112
straightforward (not cryptic)57.261429.4112
ludicrous (not sensible)57.031830.4107
honorable (not cunning)56.947128.5115
depressed (not bright)56.634728.5107
theist (not atheist)56.527033.835
pack rat (not minimalist)56.431138.117
civilized (not barbaric)56.162026.8126
🥴 (not 🥳)56.145332.012
industrial (not domestic)55.943531.831
impatient (not patient)55.754133.020
joyful (not miserable)55.728330.78
devout (not heathen)55.646928.5116
impartial (not biased)55.611928.487
resigned (not resistant)55.610530.8106
cool (not dorky)55.648935.013
lewd (not tasteful)55.528226.9121
competent (not incompetent)55.573427.4118
masculine (not feminine)55.355420.9123
pure (not debased)55.144530.5108
💔 (not 💝)55.039237.126
theoretical (not empirical)54.620232.6100
modern (not historical)54.451230.674
queer (not straight)54.313827.339
unpatriotic (not patriotic)54.115828.315
autistic (not neurotypical)53.712828.0134
specialist (not generalist)53.459033.629
🙃 (not 🥰)53.243833.428
wise (not foolish)53.153327.2135
plays hard (not works hard)53.128833.3115
🤡 (not 👽)53.137726.517
subjective (not objective)52.946827.929
driven (not unambitious)52.886730.5115
unprepared (not hoarder)52.630933.089
loud (not quiet)52.549231.1121
master (not apprentice)52.464630.949
go-getter (not slugabed)52.382427.110
sorrowful (not cheery)52.058928.6112
varied (not repetitive)51.927830.537
glad (not mad)51.938526.720
juvenile (not mature)51.741427.746
crazy (not sane)51.649528.813
🤔 (not 🤫)51.560929.111
trusting (not suspicious)51.237831.0145
realist (not idealist)50.153831.735
slow (not fast)50.627330.0119
real (not philosophical)50.471432.476
guarded (not open)50.575331.2111

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 Reginald 'Bubbles Cousins based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Pace (0.782)
  2. Maxwell Klinger (0.697)
  3. Crazy Eyes (0.692)
  4. Dobby (0.678)
  5. Phoebe Buffay (0.669)
  1. James Norrington (-0.596)
  2. Thomas Matthews (-0.561)
  3. Angela Martin (-0.558)
  4. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.555)
  5. Samuel Norton (-0.539)

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: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.37)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.28)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.26)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.23)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.23)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.23)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.22)
  9. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.06)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.02)
  12. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.02)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.0)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.02)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.02)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.05)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.14)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.15)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.16)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.17)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.17)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.19)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.2)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.29)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.29)


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