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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
oppressed (not privileged)95.225.521
street-smart (not sheltered)94.21611.9104
not genocidal (not genocidal)94.0227.85
twitchy (not still)93.767.414
poor (not rich)93.5413.198
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)93.2712.6133
muddy (not washed)93.055.03
scruffy (not manicured)91.82112.6122
believable (not poorly-written)91.6411.321
backdoor (not official)91.4811.2122
loveable (not punchable)90.9239.216
persistent (not quitter)90.126811.48
emotional (not unemotional)89.7888.56
drop out (not valedictorian)89.12020.618
empath (not psychopath)88.9419.213
desperate (not high standards)88.61418.113
rap (not rock)88.51010.56
accepting (not judgemental)88.42915.274
traumatized (not flourishing)88.43721.314
radical (not centrist)87.82411.05
freelance (not corporate)87.68915.717
multicolored (not monochrome)87.43712.139
soulful (not soulless)87.214914.539
kind (not cruel)87.119815.1112
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)87.01123.8117
rugged (not refined)86.84616.9129
English (not German)86.65421.621
devoted (not unfaithful)86.032928.76
crafty (not scholarly)85.84016.1104
sickly (not healthy)85.51614.8108
egalitarian (not racist)85.43079.118
chill (not offended)85.32013.226
low self esteem (not narcissistic)85.12717.816
urban (not rural)85.08122.124
creative (not conventional)84.89616.3129
funny (not humorless)84.813217.2143
liberal (not conservative)84.87716.519
indulgent (not sober)84.710620.5120
interesting (not tiresome)84.512118.9141
democratic (not authoritarian)84.42715.9119
transient (not permanent)84.3417.332
zany (not regular)84.39211.811
often crying (not never cries)84.36312.73
perceptive (not unobservant)84.236320.833
warm (not cold)83.812816.7111
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.625119.7119
chatty (not reserved)83.520821.7121
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.730514.511
humble (not arrogant)82.56818.8119
folksy (not presidential)82.56421.614
pacifist (not ferocious)82.34317.8142
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.125115.6116
flexible (not rigid)82.13418.2115
messy (not neat)82.110321.1103
loose (not tight)82.05119.19
artistic (not scientific)81.611717.3150
cooperative (not competitive)81.56318.2125
grateful (not entitled)81.59620.714
transparent (not machiavellian)81.54325.66
intimate (not formal)81.35020.926
generous (not stingy)81.315819.018
reactive (not proactive)81.0460.01
chaotic (not orderly)80.919722.9155
open-minded (not close-minded)80.910517.4117
vibrant (not geriatric)80.821818.518
anxious (not calm)80.817019.3126
freak (not normie)80.715419.819
protagonist (not antagonist)80.429013.15
submissive (not dominant)80.39219.0135
good-humored (not angry)80.218620.798
introspective (not not introspective)80.210216.925
spontaneous (not scheduled)79.920024.3121
complimentary (not insulting)79.814816.343
poetic (not factual)79.84918.418
forgiving (not vengeful)79.714322.1126
unlucky (not fortunate)79.59124.3129
low-tech (not high-tech)79.510224.6103
romantic (not dispassionate)79.427614.224
punk rock (not preppy)79.318920.020
expressive (not monotone)79.227226.311
equitable (not hypocritical)78.79320.552
vintage (not trendy)78.532121.119
lenient (not strict)78.413020.3116
weird (not normal)78.325321.1142
respectful (not rude)78.328820.1113
meek (not bossy)78.27918.0114
fast-talking (not slow-talking)78.221922.621
genuine (not sarcastic)78.017222.9111
moody (not stable)77.834820.8114
deep (not shallow)77.821620.041
warm (not quarrelsome)77.713721.3131
heroic (not villainous)77.751517.3125
arcane (not mainstream)77.714721.5112
touchy-feely (not distant)77.614318.18
unorthodox (not traditional)77.625321.231
slovenly (not stylish)77.59725.0128
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)77.332721.4122
🧢 (not 🎩)77.319428.011
loyal (not traitorous)77.171123.6132
lowbrow (not highbrow)76.94422.6129
tardy (not on-time)76.614619.116
😭 (not 😀)76.59222.011
variable (not consistent)76.55433.112
always down (not picky)76.53625.64
sweet (not bitter)76.422820.8114
yes-man (not contrarian)76.36811.86
extrovert (not introvert)76.133324.5134
goof-off (not studious)76.118322.711
thrifty (not extravagant)75.912322.57
social (not reclusive)75.927426.435
haunted (not blissful)75.938625.217
curious (not apathetic)75.829821.1112
resourceful (not helpless)75.871620.549
extraordinary (not mundane)75.841121.9103
beta (not alpha)75.717722.3107
🐒 (not 🐩)75.713221.521
outlaw (not sheriff)75.632424.4128
human (not animalistic)75.451029.1121
expressive (not stoic)75.232325.2140
circular (not linear)75.05023.321
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.039213.76
mischievous (not well behaved)74.747422.6122
moist (not dry)74.78727.916
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.725330.011
disorganized (not self-disciplined)74.515726.4112
🌟 (not 💩)74.459723.619
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.49927.5111
vulnerable (not armoured)74.412524.5115
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.442924.212
complicated (not simple)74.243925.3104
explorer (not builder)74.221426.696
🐿 (not 🦇)74.128125.921
night owl (not morning lark)74.037828.760
important (not irrelevant)74.074424.022
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.053234.615
😜 (not 🤐)73.828222.815
disarming (not creepy)73.743724.166
gregarious (not private)73.719025.6110
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.517723.512
edgy (not politically correct)73.235822.4119
emotional (not logical)73.131425.2152
deviant (not average)72.841419.489
treasure (not trash)72.876429.540
angelic (not demonic)72.636321.2119
frugal (not lavish)72.525927.9130
unassuming (not pretentious)72.510829.511
gatherer (not hunter)72.526929.716
altruistic (not selfish)72.437122.3122
French (not Russian)72.420322.614
efficient (not overprepared)72.229314.310
🧠 (not 💪)72.159924.615
asexual (not sexual)71.915220.112
clean (not perverted)71.756027.013
wild (not tame)71.651226.3108
compersive (not jealous)71.619920.5109
👻 (not 🤖)71.519025.512
pensive (not serene)71.443721.110
luddite (not technophile)71.316223.099
playful (not shy)71.063125.4133
outsider (not insider)71.024731.278
doer (not thinker)70.846525.813
extreme (not moderate)70.758525.9125
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)70.718427.019
whimsical (not rational)70.427526.0141
nurturing (not poisonous)70.252123.442
thin (not thick)70.235730.473
charming (not awkward)70.152526.3128
demure (not vain)70.122022.897
soft (not hard)70.129024.644
flimsy (not sturdy)70.114928.526
first-mate (not captain)70.042030.1117
wholesome (not salacious)70.044331.212
indie (not pop)70.041723.612
bold (not serious)69.739225.5121
sage (not whippersnapper)69.718228.317
disreputable (not prestigious)69.618727.194
spicy (not mild)69.556125.4107
scandalous (not proper)69.543925.1102
playful (not serious)69.229222.6135
metaphorical (not literal)69.110925.2123
💃 (not 🧕)69.156627.723
oxymoron (not tautology)69.01890.01
beautiful (not ugly)68.990724.940
literary (not mathematical)68.735323.9116
giggling (not chortling)68.714626.911
🎨 (not 🏀)68.761923.110
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.73018.43
open-book (not secretive)68.620327.920
interested (not bored)68.659128.99
common sense (not analysis)68.510823.410
love-focused (not money-focused)68.569028.910
instinctual (not reasoned)68.445528.3108
melee (not ranged)68.312033.213
flower child (not goth)68.256724.55
sad (not happy)68.148023.3115
family-first (not work-first)68.143927.096
underachiever (not overachiever)68.111827.417
sensitive (not thick-skinned)68.032026.0138
😎 (not 🧐)67.942833.114
kinky (not vanilla)67.840124.3129
enslaved (not emancipated)67.810028.3118
child free (not pronatalist)67.849431.192
passive (not assertive)67.815026.6122
impulsive (not cautious)67.745828.8126
existentialist (not nihilist)67.730631.736
anarchist (not statist)67.730723.321
clumsy (not coordinated)67.624725.5146
😇 (not 😈)67.644418.719
vegan (not cannibal)67.538225.810
giving (not receiving)67.557828.64
lighthearted (not intense)67.418730.224
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.444228.749
alert (not oblivious)67.467222.919
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.337428.9120
tailor (not blacksmith)67.357527.915
earth (not air)67.348531.912
spiritual (not skeptical)67.115226.9127
lover (not fighter)67.137827.710
imaginative (not practical)67.027128.8126
hedonist (not monastic)67.034431.316
flirtatious (not prudish)67.049717.58
active (not slothful)66.999927.8107
hesitant (not decisive)66.615221.6133
avant-garde (not classical)66.626130.234
slacker (not workaholic)66.519430.733
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.443730.917
gendered (not androgynous)66.3110729.135
vague (not precise)66.214127.976
feminist (not sexist)66.275224.425
diligent (not lazy)66.1116424.5124
fixable (not unfixable)66.145930.514
pro (not noob)66.186930.722
rough (not smooth)66.039130.0114
astonishing (not methodical)65.824128.4113
stinky (not fresh)65.621728.121
water (not fire)65.528918.412
spontaneous (not deliberate)65.430727.3121
brave (not careful)65.362728.2140
profound (not ironic)65.325733.018
gossiping (not confidential)65.231631.594
🥾 (not 👟)65.240135.313
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.064225.069
quirky (not predictable)65.038422.44
attentive (not interrupting)64.944027.316
📉 (not 📈)64.811627.510
rustic (not cultured)64.827725.36
rebellious (not obedient)64.669926.699
involved (not remote)64.480929.3116
lost (not enlightened)64.444627.222
🦄 (not 🐴)64.235629.516
accommodating (not stubborn)64.218431.117
socialist (not libertarian)64.16631.2131
roundabout (not direct)64.115727.4104
🥵 (not 🥶)64.042225.68
charming (not trusting)63.949628.3126
gamer (not non-gamer)63.931026.214
😊 (not 🤣)63.760230.515
white knight (not bad boy)63.464723.010
🐐 (not 🦒)63.254135.521
🧗 (not 🛌)63.270533.521
soft (not hard)63.145627.2108
abstract (not concrete)63.134129.819
😬 (not 😏)63.131030.418
nerd (not jock)63.069023.8108
self-conscious (not self-assured)63.020526.7113
old (not young)62.942718.8128
comedic (not dramatic)62.925525.312
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.859928.844
exaggerating (not factual)62.853329.915
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.744331.0104
codependent (not independent)62.533434.0120
ADHD (not OCD)62.535024.715
intellectual (not physical)62.479427.9120
realistic (not ambitious)62.428729.512
high IQ (not low IQ)62.3111424.7108
eastern (not western)61.89230.016
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.857933.825
wavering (not resolute)61.715632.716
gullible (not cynical)61.632531.65
communal (not individualist)61.327933.540
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.362933.323
nonpolitical (not political)61.235933.0119
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.134730.630
reassuring (not fearmongering)60.964127.310
unpolished (not eloquent)60.741833.1103
utilitarian (not decorative)60.774630.744
experimental (not reliable)60.647128.225
Coke (not Pepsi)60.633637.617
paranoid (not naive)60.569432.78
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.342732.7106
bookish (not sporty)60.380824.1105
reasonable (not deranged)60.369325.018
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)60.360327.721
tactful (not indiscreet)60.278628.622
sunny (not gloomy)60.248929.225
bold (not shy)59.9121129.0118
purple (not orange)59.945129.876
💀 (not 🎃)59.960831.913
innocent (not jaded)59.934128.38
insecure (not confident)59.829129.8124
lustful (not chaste)59.766728.3119
puny (not mighty)59.726330.3112
theist (not atheist)59.738533.539
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.661530.699
Greek (not Roman)59.626629.112
🤺 (not 🏌)59.598631.811
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.561432.620
bashful (not exhibitionist)59.525828.610
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')59.218732.275
🐮 (not 🐷)59.259127.123
legit (not scrub)59.2106434.324
timid (not cocky)59.125728.09
worldly (not innocent)59.096433.899
repulsive (not attractive)59.027324.8119
opinionated (not jealous)59.099130.05
unchallenging (not demanding)58.919930.215
awkward (not suspicious)58.737628.1122
tall (not short)58.673325.795
gracious (not feisty)58.627027.7112
honorable (not cunning)58.574429.0133
🐀 (not 🐘)58.547633.129
genius (not dunce)58.494025.1133
🤠 (not 🤑)58.478331.117
flamboyant (not modest)58.257930.3144
summer (not winter)58.264735.16
leisurely (not hurried)58.142530.8107
Italian (not Swedish)58.063634.811
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.968736.023
obsessed (not aloof)57.889430.1121
straightforward (not cryptic)57.598929.5115
hipster (not basic)57.339726.3102
🥴 (not 🥳)57.367631.215
badass (not weakass)57.3107430.011
prideful (not envious)57.2114629.412
tense (not relaxed)57.1114031.3122
chosen one (not everyman)56.872637.910
pure (not debased)56.770230.7113
ludicrous (not sensible)56.751930.4108
depressed (not bright)56.656528.5107
cool (not dorky)56.676033.316
cat person (not dog person)56.659530.75
civilized (not barbaric)56.497426.9127
impartial (not biased)56.217228.492
🤡 (not 👽)56.150125.520
off-key (not musical)56.171135.216
competent (not incompetent)56.0119127.4121
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.022928.017
joyful (not miserable)56.048926.511
plastic (not wooden)56.026534.84
devout (not heathen)55.972728.4119
neutral (not opinionated)55.911329.317
masculine (not feminine)55.787820.9126
lewd (not tasteful)55.743627.0127
exuberant (not subdued)55.684226.718
frank (not sugarcoated)55.6112321.25
metrosexual (not macho)55.585326.715
concise (not long-winded)55.065624.06
resigned (not resistant)54.917530.7121
industrial (not domestic)54.971831.235
frenzied (not sleepy)54.8131126.520
triggered (not trolling)54.699634.416
queen (not princess)54.689531.78
modern (not historical)54.483030.674
💔 (not 💝)54.363838.330
pointed (not random)54.1114930.213
master (not apprentice)53.9100631.253
glad (not mad)53.958428.723
subjective (not objective)53.867828.132
wise (not foolish)53.786027.3138
theoretical (not empirical)53.741732.7103
queer (not straight)53.727427.340
two-faced (not one-faced)53.648732.814
pack rat (not minimalist)53.558837.720
autistic (not neurotypical)53.420828.0135
varied (not repetitive)53.445931.740
specialist (not generalist)53.295733.933
hypochondriac (not stoic)53.055421.64
driven (not unambitious)52.8142230.5115
unprepared (not hoarder)52.649933.089
loud (not quiet)52.184431.2125
rhythmic (not stuttering)52.1115833.121
unmotivated (not motivated)52.015117.23
plays hard (not works hard)51.948733.3119
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.971937.617
sorrowful (not cheery)51.695028.9113
go-getter (not slugabed)51.5137325.911
🤔 (not 🤫)51.599429.111
juvenile (not mature)51.468226.954
sane (not crazy)51.375828.614
deep (not epic)51.371626.613
patient (not impatient)51.256433.824
slow (not fast)51.040729.9121
guarded (not open)50.9120231.1113
real (not philosophical)50.8112132.477
realist (not idealist)50.286231.937
suspicious (not trusting)50.391531.0147
fantastical (not realistic)50.369130.413
cheesy (not chic)50.388434.66
🙃 (not 🥰)50.677133.331
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)50.491034.820

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. Héctor (0.759)
  2. Charlie Pace (0.725)
  3. Dobby (0.683)
  4. Dory (0.663)
  5. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (0.662)
  6. Crazy Eyes (0.652)
  7. Riley Blue (0.651)
  8. Rubeus Hagrid (0.648)
  9. Aladdin (0.637)
  10. Jesse Pinkman (0.636)
  1. Park Dong-ik (-0.585)
  2. Tyler Winklevoss (-0.543)
  3. Thomas Matthews (-0.539)
  4. Cal Hockley (-0.533)
  5. Samuel Norton (-0.532)
  6. James Norrington (-0.531)
  7. Lady Catherine de Bourgh (-0.524)
  8. Tywin Lannister (-0.521)
  9. Angela Martin (-0.52)
  10. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.519)

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 = 0.22)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.16)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.14)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.12)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.11)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.11)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.03)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.02)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.08)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.1)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.1)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.14)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.16)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.16)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.16)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.16)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.22)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.25)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.26)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.27)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.34)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.34)
  23. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.39)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.47)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.48)


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