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Toby Ziegler Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Toby Ziegler is a character from The West Wing.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
frank (not sugarcoated)96.676.611
intellectual (not physical)95.0137.4298
🧠 (not 💪)94.8226.532
vintage (not trendy)94.765.614
high IQ (not low IQ)94.6658.4269
political (not nonpolitical)93.81316.0254
tense (not relaxed)92.8299.1296
workaholic (not slacker)92.6769.166
bookish (not sporty)92.37310.7242
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.0637.028
demanding (not unchallenging)92.0677.88
stubborn (not accommodating)91.9627.511
nerd (not jock)91.79311.9315
cynical (not gullible)91.4239.316
perceptive (not unobservant)91.49710.422
diligent (not lazy)91.22259.9269
competent (not incompetent)90.814812.9244
works hard (not plays hard)90.62813.0285
opinionated (not neutral)90.115717.630
believable (not poorly-written)89.8149.310
pointed (not random)89.8569.616
winter (not summer)89.51911.012
gloomy (not sunny)88.93711.626
legit (not scrub)88.84410.624
intense (not lighthearted)88.812811.518
paranoid (not naive)88.81113.618
valedictorian (not drop out)88.515717.937
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.29814.829
rational (not whimsical)88.03114.0292
haunted (not blissful)88.0748.917
persistent (not quitter)87.950419.335
studious (not goof-off)87.716314.630
genius (not dunce)87.612412.4282
driven (not unambitious)87.534015.1243
master (not apprentice)87.52009.793
gendered (not androgynous)87.315717.5101
egalitarian (not racist)87.327011.221
guarded (not open)87.216613.7273
opinionated (not jealous)87.03112.814
serious (not playful)86.813415.3278
straight (not queer)86.615817.795
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.211114.5269
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.23315.7273
miserable (not joyful)86.2739.430
reclusive (not social)86.0639.727
high standards (not desperate)85.99220.311
precise (not vague)85.39515.0171
motivated (not unmotivated)85.260316.413
sorrowful (not cheery)85.16712.5290
resolute (not wavering)85.09821.225
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.021924.412
contrarian (not yes-man)84.9497.714
quarrelsome (not warm)84.915816.5273
mad (not glad)84.910017.224
dry (not moist)84.81712.116
work-first (not family-first)84.717017.3226
tight (not loose)84.412014.314
overachiever (not underachiever)84.433017.416
indie (not pop)84.27911.712
private (not gregarious)83.911917.2291
resourceful (not helpless)83.843917.290
pro (not noob)83.839115.424
direct (not roundabout)83.719920.8273
sturdy (not flimsy)83.620714.518
realistic (not fantastical)83.610120.418
impatient (not patient)83.421919.093
sad (not happy)82.910012.8272
anxious (not calm)82.714419.3273
OCD (not ADHD)82.79919.223
chortling (not giggling)82.54319.013
strict (not lenient)82.419615.8272
complicated (not simple)82.225618.8221
offended (not chill)82.215212.123
sarcastic (not genuine)82.113520.7244
jaded (not innocent)82.029021.910
worldly (not innocent)81.930616.3275
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.826019.8295
one-faced (not two-faced)81.727625.519
pensive (not serene)81.65320.614
🧐 (not 😎)81.47319.834
bitter (not sweet)81.418817.0290
introvert (not extrovert)81.210316.0251
frugal (not lavish)81.17013.3284
suspicious (not trusting)80.925720.4263
judgemental (not accepting)80.824419.3152
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)80.88716.8214
permanent (not transient)80.66420.079
utilitarian (not decorative)80.69617.683
rigid (not flexible)80.615915.0270
hurried (not leisurely)80.36520.1252
bossy (not meek)80.050819.5274
assertive (not passive)79.946120.0234
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.921816.921
moody (not stable)79.835119.5259
wise (not foolish)79.622217.3281
masculine (not feminine)79.551316.2275
confidential (not gossiping)79.542920.3242
devoted (not unfaithful)79.577823.711
formal (not intimate)79.415017.327
liberal (not conservative)79.323122.927
armoured (not vulnerable)79.226920.9211
feisty (not gracious)79.235618.1246
deep (not shallow)79.220923.347
important (not irrelevant)78.971021.525
independent (not codependent)78.439423.8240
skeptical (not spiritual)78.239325.0257
wooden (not plastic)78.218320.629
human (not animalistic)78.148621.2210
traumatized (not flourishing)78.030311.513
analysis (not common sense)78.019013.210
eloquent (not unpolished)77.938724.8269
insulting (not complimentary)77.823517.890
urban (not rural)77.534421.634
loyal (not traitorous)77.289022.8252
reserved (not chatty)77.127123.5274
monastic (not hedonist)76.93318.228
🐐 (not 🦒)76.89125.829
fire (not water)76.842231.510
distant (not touchy-feely)76.828121.711
non-gamer (not gamer)76.531825.917
dorky (not cool)76.418820.723
competitive (not cooperative)76.252521.8299
thinker (not doer)76.28719.910
angry (not good-humored)76.117618.2227
thrifty (not extravagant)76.113318.916
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.923622.9231
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.911914.415
sensible (not ludicrous)75.832820.0275
😭 (not 😀)75.712221.732
tactful (not indiscreet)75.625924.229
alert (not oblivious)75.555721.525
sober (not indulgent)75.412723.7244
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.445221.39
arrogant (not humble)75.445422.0293
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.426925.236
🤐 (not 😜)75.226123.329
serious (not bold)75.114025.2278
sage (not whippersnapper)74.910629.416
classical (not avant-garde)74.920420.154
secretive (not open-book)74.851021.227
civilized (not barbaric)74.862921.5247
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)74.813724.336
monochrome (not multicolored)74.721023.277
heroic (not villainous)74.679318.6289
never cries (not often crying)74.443222.614
cold (not warm)74.330019.4226
off-key (not musical)74.31699.411
deep (not epic)74.35623.113
treasure (not trash)74.290525.143
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.153922.540
love-focused (not money-focused)74.171322.67
historical (not modern)74.126119.7151
methodical (not astonishing)74.031324.1247
scholarly (not crafty)74.017124.7251
stoic (not expressive)73.920327.6273
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.932027.2279
prestigious (not disreputable)73.941821.2192
dominant (not submissive)73.870020.7275
clean (not perverted)73.862726.421
💀 (not 🎃)73.830922.520
cocky (not timid)73.772420.69
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.729422.129
earth (not air)73.628620.416
reasoned (not instinctual)73.516024.5270
🤖 (not 👻)73.415722.741
hard (not soft)73.344822.5248
go-getter (not slugabed)73.391218.826
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.126921.217
pretentious (not unassuming)73.139926.725
🤔 (not 🤫)72.815729.233
street-smart (not sheltered)72.560022.0231
feminist (not sexist)72.576821.536
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.287723.2281
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.218825.131
modest (not flamboyant)72.241825.6278
resistant (not resigned)72.157025.8263
scruffy (not manicured)71.833024.1242
hard (not soft)71.848922.984
practical (not imaginative)71.754327.2201
awkward (not charming)71.621021.0280
rough (not smooth)71.530922.3251
rock (not rap)71.589425.611
🧕 (not 💃)71.49624.328
biased (not impartial)71.450923.1236
old (not young)71.336413.0242
mature (not juvenile)71.353424.875
goth (not flower child)71.124224.420
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.152620.6171
cat person (not dog person)70.933824.814
🥴 (not 🥳)70.828323.439
decisive (not hesitant)70.874624.4283
night owl (not morning lark)70.856126.0141
realistic (not ambitious)70.814331.113
scientific (not artistic)70.649724.4287
hoarder (not unprepared)70.634117.8214
low-tech (not high-tech)70.537720.6206
on-time (not tardy)70.577724.111
introspective (not not introspective)70.152224.429
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.176417.612
depressed (not bright)70.027926.2217
🐴 (not 🦄)70.045431.736
prudish (not flirtatious)70.026223.615
arcane (not mainstream)69.938923.8220
machiavellian (not transparent)69.739320.27
luddite (not technophile)69.721222.4227
consistent (not variable)69.745826.719
bold (not shy)69.5123025.8267
equitable (not hypocritical)69.540025.180
presidential (not folksy)69.548923.314
prideful (not envious)69.277129.320
🙃 (not 🥰)69.033128.036
😬 (not 😏)68.624629.340
geriatric (not vibrant)68.612422.710
no-nonsense (not dramatic)68.536830.688
socialist (not libertarian)68.44423.2269
reasonable (not deranged)68.460125.036
💔 (not 💝)68.234427.435
freak (not normie)68.251316.513
mighty (not puny)68.185520.1252
rebellious (not obedient)68.079523.9226
interrupting (not attentive)67.942934.615
statist (not anarchist)67.838226.821
specialist (not generalist)67.747327.178
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.726521.020
white knight (not bad boy)67.668819.110
picky (not always down)67.549531.713
literary (not mathematical)67.355430.1279
cautious (not impulsive)67.248327.5300
concrete (not abstract)67.250726.020
Russian (not French)67.220428.120
badass (not weakass)67.1107128.114
slovenly (not stylish)66.928121.5271
giving (not receiving)66.873028.017
altruistic (not selfish)66.766623.8279
vanilla (not kinky)66.546524.2253
🐮 (not 🐷)66.430426.136
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.254024.319
basic (not hipster)66.159327.1224
proper (not scandalous)66.156325.3218
democratic (not authoritarian)66.053431.0258
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.048128.5245
weird (not normal)65.969220.8259
vengeful (not forgiving)65.960021.8270
shy (not playful)65.918021.9284
extraordinary (not mundane)65.991925.7258
logical (not emotional)65.843728.9295
builder (not explorer)65.839926.5200
emancipated (not enslaved)65.780725.0234
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.543523.510
ironic (not profound)65.536527.410
chaste (not lustful)65.434221.4247
cultured (not rustic)65.470228.119
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.369323.782
linear (not circular)65.327830.214
fighter (not lover)65.255329.116
👽 (not 🤡)65.049124.331
businesslike (not chivalrous)64.952525.417
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.921229.819
tailor (not blacksmith)64.976628.017
queen (not princess)64.883430.517
Italian (not Swedish)64.549929.615
stingy (not generous)64.440727.212
enlightened (not lost)64.343124.215
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.278826.518
rich (not poor)64.080221.2240
🥶 (not 🥵)64.033927.320
reliable (not experimental)63.966930.016
ferocious (not pacifist)63.884027.1258
first-mate (not captain)63.866731.1249
traditional (not unorthodox)63.747527.068
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.777919.78
curious (not apathetic)63.698628.4277
factual (not poetic)63.667030.719
radical (not centrist)63.654224.412
tasteful (not lewd)63.290324.6273
fast (not slow)63.2104927.0286
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)63.291823.415
extreme (not moderate)63.190127.4229
eastern (not western)63.010129.319
cannibal (not vegan)62.957528.121
devout (not heathen)62.862125.9283
twitchy (not still)62.878835.314
entitled (not grateful)62.765225.814
soulful (not soulless)62.6125527.788
honorable (not cunning)62.582127.9306
🤠 (not 🤑)62.587823.633
interesting (not tiresome)62.2110927.2249
repetitive (not varied)62.262723.775
uncreative (not open to new experinces)62.024824.6258
factual (not exaggerating)62.065632.612
thick (not thin)61.944320.3131
rude (not respectful)61.849422.7273
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.878226.116
tautology (not oxymoron)61.811528.89
🌟 (not 💩)61.7125034.229
dramatic (not comedic)61.7105627.620
kind (not cruel)61.5121023.4295
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.361529.7241
coordinated (not clumsy)61.2107826.4261
corporate (not freelance)61.051930.225
monotone (not expressive)60.840334.713
bashful (not exhibitionist)60.733827.720
nihilist (not existentialist)60.524226.857
close-minded (not open-minded)60.446323.7260
reactive (not proactive)60.459724.010
alpha (not beta)60.3102027.9212
washed (not muddy)60.397630.318
orderly (not chaotic)60.081629.4285
straightforward (not cryptic)60.0109232.0271
atheist (not theist)60.089933.159
cheesy (not chic)59.873824.413
mischievous (not well behaved)59.792925.6281
suspicious (not awkward)59.7102328.0279
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.650027.1269
🐘 (not 🐀)59.662729.329
refined (not rugged)59.489326.2270
obsessed (not aloof)59.3102332.8272
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.2111629.7219
stoic (not hypochondriac)59.287828.713
privileged (not oppressed)59.1110321.219
short (not tall)58.958720.7246
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.876730.0223
industrial (not domestic)58.768726.851
subdued (not exuberant)58.650433.410
confident (not insecure)58.5117728.9275
spicy (not mild)58.5103930.0245
deviant (not average)58.599123.3136
involved (not remote)58.4130631.3265
unlucky (not fortunate)58.277424.0287
📈 (not 📉)58.2111831.739
ranged (not melee)58.172829.514
triggered (not trolling)57.9112429.514
literal (not metaphorical)57.7101631.8236
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.781828.6302
charismatic (not uninspiring)57.7145125.3254
🛌 (not 🧗)57.746532.741
😈 (not 😇)57.674724.836
active (not slothful)57.4156727.8202
everyman (not chosen one)57.462928.58
official (not backdoor)57.365027.7225
😊 (not 🤣)57.3105929.330
frenzied (not sleepy)57.3153422.815
edgy (not politically correct)57.192928.1252
pure (not debased)57.088624.5252
healthy (not sickly)57.0129923.2242
🐿 (not 🦇)57.093932.829
bored (not interested)56.924929.311
tame (not wild)56.861527.7214
efficient (not overprepared)56.8130131.010
jealous (not compersive)56.576927.1191
punchable (not loveable)56.454622.125
regular (not zany)56.363030.924
sheriff (not outlaw)56.284930.6259
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.290831.0231
individualist (not communal)56.2103533.474
stinky (not fresh)56.146624.827
realist (not idealist)56.085132.164
ugly (not beautiful)55.928622.266
asexual (not sexual)55.948523.115
English (not German)55.7166532.413
macho (not metrosexual)55.756416.719
empirical (not theoretical)55.591031.2241
hunter (not gatherer)55.296731.313
Pepsi (not Coke)55.254535.411
poisonous (not nurturing)55.065222.689
objective (not subjective)54.769929.665
quirky (not predictable)54.788419.010
🥾 (not 👟)54.584932.032
main character (not side character)54.488123.215
child free (not pronatalist)54.3123829.5211
funny (not humorless)54.0109228.6271
disarming (not creepy)54.0136924.597
🧢 (not 🎩)53.986335.831
wholesome (not salacious)53.8107129.021
unfixable (not fixable)53.661931.021
long-winded (not concise)53.677229.612
dispassionate (not romantic)53.548123.912
creative (not conventional)53.0100331.3280
psychopath (not empath)52.966818.313
careful (not brave)52.360328.6269
punk rock (not preppy)52.278525.819
sane (not crazy)52.193624.927
trusting (not charming)51.984724.2228
vain (not demure)51.996826.9256
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.973133.1189
messy (not neat)51.871529.2140
unemotional (not emotional)51.848836.310
🐩 (not 🐒)51.7105230.227
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)51.7109726.819
loud (not quiet)51.4104129.8291
🤺 (not 🏌)51.3152332.229
🎨 (not 🏀)51.2120330.932
orange (not purple)51.196428.9176
Greek (not Roman)51.184429.29
repulsive (not attractive)51.045019.8283
real (not philosophical)50.1142831.5165
antagonist (not protagonist)50.949823.97
outsider (not insider)50.2109830.0158
demonic (not angelic)50.383022.0238
neurotypical (not autistic)50.4161628.4285
pack rat (not minimalist)50.584130.727

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Kerry Weaver (0.786)
  2. Miranda Hobbes (0.786)
  3. John Munch (0.784)
  4. Abe Weissman (0.778)
  5. Leo McGarry (0.776)
  6. Alex Dunphy (0.773)
  7. Severus Snape (0.758)
  8. Walter Skinner (0.749)
  9. Dr. Eric Foreman (0.742)
  10. Temperance Brennan (0.74)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.632)
  2. Josh Chan (-0.587)
  3. Midge Pinciotti (-0.582)
  4. Michael Kelso (-0.57)
  5. Jason Mendoza (-0.559)
  6. Brittany Pierce (-0.556)
  7. Patrick Star (-0.545)
  8. Luke Dunphy (-0.516)
  9. Kevin Malone (-0.509)
  10. Denny (-0.505)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Toby Ziegler to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Toby Ziegler is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
INTJ65.1%8827
ISTJ65.0%1475
ESTJ61.5%547
ENTJ60.3%2286
INTP58.1%11992
ISTP57.2%1950
INFJ56.8%12519
ISFJ56.4%1602
ENTP53.8%5934
ENFJ52.9%3842
ESFJ52.9%592
ESTP52.8%765
INFP50.5%23344
ISFP50.4%1998
ENFP46.8%10817
ESFP46.3%1202

Notes

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