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Toby Ziegler Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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)95.497.38
intellectual (not physical)95.0137.4297
🧠 (not 💪)95.0156.631
high IQ (not low IQ)94.6608.4268
vintage (not trendy)93.976.110
political (not nonpolitical)93.81016.0253
demanding (not unchallenging)93.2405.66
tense (not relaxed)92.8249.1296
workaholic (not slacker)92.6699.166
bookish (not sporty)92.35710.7242
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.9587.127
stubborn (not accommodating)91.9557.910
nerd (not jock)91.78411.9314
perceptive (not unobservant)91.48410.422
diligent (not lazy)91.21979.9269
competent (not incompetent)90.812612.9244
works hard (not plays hard)90.62213.0285
cynical (not gullible)90.23310.012
one-faced (not two-faced)90.13416.111
believable (not poorly-written)89.889.310
winter (not summer)89.71711.610
resolute (not wavering)89.62214.723
opinionated (not neutral)89.416518.028
intense (not lighthearted)89.49910.816
legit (not scrub)88.84010.624
pointed (not random)88.8689.513
opinionated (not jealous)88.61313.811
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.29115.028
valedictorian (not drop out)88.214418.036
haunted (not blissful)88.2599.216
paranoid (not naive)88.21614.615
rational (not whimsical)88.02914.1290
studious (not goof-off)87.812914.829
persistent (not quitter)87.744519.534
genius (not dunce)87.510412.5281
driven (not unambitious)87.529915.1243
gendered (not androgynous)87.512817.5100
master (not apprentice)87.41839.891
guarded (not open)87.214513.7272
gloomy (not sunny)87.15611.618
serious (not playful)86.711515.3277
miserable (not joyful)86.6529.530
straight (not queer)86.515817.794
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.29714.5269
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.22615.8271
reclusive (not social)86.0469.727
motivated (not unmotivated)86.046317.110
egalitarian (not racist)85.433211.018
precise (not vague)85.38215.0171
sorrowful (not cheery)85.05612.5289
tight (not loose)85.09415.412
contrarian (not yes-man)84.9477.714
devoted (not unfaithful)84.939310.78
quarrelsome (not warm)84.815016.5272
dry (not moist)84.81512.116
mad (not glad)84.78517.523
work-first (not family-first)84.614817.3225
high standards (not desperate)84.511720.710
private (not gregarious)83.99917.2290
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.920326.310
pro (not noob)83.833815.424
direct (not roundabout)83.717320.8272
resourceful (not helpless)83.739117.289
sturdy (not flimsy)83.617414.518
overachiever (not underachiever)83.332417.515
impatient (not patient)83.220619.092
sad (not happy)83.08112.8271
indie (not pop)83.08413.37
anxious (not calm)82.713619.3273
chortling (not giggling)82.54620.511
strict (not lenient)82.416915.8271
complicated (not simple)82.222018.8221
realistic (not fantastical)82.210721.216
sarcastic (not genuine)82.111820.7244
OCD (not ADHD)82.010119.422
worldly (not innocent)81.927416.3273
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.823019.8295
bitter (not sweet)81.416617.0289
offended (not chill)81.414812.021
introvert (not extrovert)81.28816.0251
jaded (not innocent)81.228323.09
frugal (not lavish)81.16513.3283
🧐 (not 😎)81.16220.033
suspicious (not trusting)80.922920.4263
judgemental (not accepting)80.821819.4151
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)80.88116.8214
permanent (not transient)80.65720.079
rigid (not flexible)80.613615.0270
hurried (not leisurely)80.25720.3249
utilitarian (not decorative)80.29417.781
bossy (not meek)80.046819.5274
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.919216.921
moody (not stable)79.831319.5259
assertive (not passive)79.842220.1232
confidential (not gossiping)79.736520.3240
wise (not foolish)79.619417.3281
formal (not intimate)79.612517.925
pensive (not serene)79.69621.412
masculine (not feminine)79.545116.2275
armoured (not vulnerable)79.223520.9211
feisty (not gracious)79.232418.1246
non-gamer (not gamer)78.921321.715
important (not irrelevant)78.562821.924
liberal (not conservative)78.522823.026
independent (not codependent)78.434723.8239
skeptical (not spiritual)78.235225.0257
wooden (not plastic)78.216720.629
deep (not shallow)78.220923.744
human (not animalistic)78.142321.2210
traumatized (not flourishing)78.024711.513
bad-cook (not good-cook)78.01148.46
analysis (not common sense)77.915814.88
eloquent (not unpolished)77.834824.8268
insulting (not complimentary)77.821318.088
urban (not rural)77.531021.634
tactful (not indiscreet)77.417919.927
reserved (not chatty)77.122923.5274
loyal (not traitorous)77.077622.9249
monastic (not hedonist)76.92718.228
🤐 (not 😜)76.817519.226
fire (not water)76.837831.510
🐐 (not 🦒)76.77126.727
dorky (not cool)76.417320.723
competitive (not cooperative)76.246721.8298
thinker (not doer)76.26919.910
prudish (not flirtatious)76.111020.112
angry (not good-humored)76.015818.3226
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.921822.9231
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.910214.415
sensible (not ludicrous)75.829620.0275
sober (not indulgent)75.710923.3243
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.439421.39
arrogant (not humble)75.440722.0293
classical (not avant-garde)75.417419.051
😭 (not 😀)75.310921.931
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.325225.535
clean (not perverted)75.249325.619
serious (not bold)75.111525.2278
earth (not air)75.121220.215
civilized (not barbaric)74.955021.5246
sage (not whippersnapper)74.99629.416
never cries (not often crying)74.836325.810
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)74.811524.336
thrifty (not extravagant)74.814519.814
alert (not oblivious)74.750222.223
monochrome (not multicolored)74.618323.476
heroic (not villainous)74.568318.6287
secretive (not open-book)74.544421.526
goth (not flower child)74.516021.414
distant (not touchy-feely)74.530721.410
cold (not warm)74.327319.4226
treasure (not trash)74.379525.442
off-key (not musical)74.31549.411
love-focused (not money-focused)74.161922.67
historical (not modern)74.122219.7151
methodical (not astonishing)74.027724.1247
stoic (not expressive)73.917227.6273
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.928827.2279
scholarly (not crafty)73.916024.7250
prestigious (not disreputable)73.937421.2192
tailor (not blacksmith)73.932321.313
dominant (not submissive)73.862520.7275
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.725022.129
reasoned (not instinctual)73.513524.5270
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.451022.439
go-getter (not slugabed)73.379718.826
hard (not soft)73.240022.6246
pretentious (not unassuming)73.134626.725
💀 (not 🎃)73.128922.819
on-time (not tardy)73.061323.810
🤖 (not 👻)72.914422.939
🤔 (not 🤫)72.811429.233
fearmongering (not reassuring)72.724621.911
street-smart (not sheltered)72.553622.0231
feminist (not sexist)72.566321.536
deep (not epic)72.47623.112
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.277023.2281
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.216525.131
modest (not flamboyant)72.235325.7277
resistant (not resigned)72.148325.8263
scruffy (not manicured)71.828324.2241
hard (not soft)71.843823.282
🧕 (not 💃)71.86923.925
awkward (not charming)71.719221.0279
practical (not imaginative)71.746527.2201
rough (not smooth)71.427022.3250
biased (not impartial)71.444523.1236
old (not young)71.332513.0242
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.147020.6171
mature (not juvenile)70.947924.874
rock (not rap)70.982826.810
🥴 (not 🥳)70.824723.838
cat person (not dog person)70.828928.49
decisive (not hesitant)70.867024.5282
night owl (not morning lark)70.849326.0141
realistic (not ambitious)70.812931.113
scientific (not artistic)70.643024.4287
hoarder (not unprepared)70.629217.8213
low-tech (not high-tech)70.532620.6206
🐴 (not 🦄)70.537232.035
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.166017.612
depressed (not bright)70.022926.3215
businesslike (not chivalrous)69.937122.815
luddite (not technophile)69.919022.3226
arcane (not mainstream)69.932823.8220
introspective (not not introspective)69.945824.728
consistent (not variable)69.740126.719
monotone (not expressive)69.616229.911
bold (not shy)69.5107625.8267
presidential (not folksy)69.542423.314
equitable (not hypocritical)69.434625.478
prideful (not envious)69.267629.320
🙃 (not 🥰)69.029528.036
geriatric (not vibrant)68.611022.710
no-nonsense (not dramatic)68.532230.688
subdued (not exuberant)68.517030.08
socialist (not libertarian)68.43223.2269
queen (not princess)68.462629.211
💔 (not 💝)68.329927.834
freak (not normie)68.244716.513
mighty (not puny)68.174420.1252
rebellious (not obedient)68.069823.9226
😬 (not 😏)68.023030.038
statist (not anarchist)67.833726.821
specialist (not generalist)67.741227.178
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.624722.117
fighter (not lover)67.541328.515
badass (not weakass)67.492627.411
literary (not mathematical)67.348330.1279
cautious (not impulsive)67.242227.5300
reasonable (not deranged)67.257125.637
Russian (not French)67.218028.120
🐮 (not 🐷)67.122426.134
picky (not always down)67.145027.08
slovenly (not stylish)66.924621.5271
altruistic (not selfish)66.758323.8279
concrete (not abstract)66.745526.619
vanilla (not kinky)66.640724.2252
basic (not hipster)66.353127.1223
proper (not scandalous)66.248625.3217
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.248524.319
vengeful (not forgiving)66.053721.8269
democratic (not authoritarian)66.046331.0258
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.044128.5245
entitled (not grateful)66.052527.111
weird (not normal)65.960620.8259
logical (not emotional)65.937228.8295
shy (not playful)65.915621.9284
extraordinary (not mundane)65.978825.8256
builder (not explorer)65.837226.5200
chaste (not lustful)65.728021.3244
emancipated (not enslaved)65.770225.0234
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.758423.681
ironic (not profound)65.533027.410
washed (not muddy)65.468727.913
linear (not circular)65.324830.214
Italian (not Swedish)65.242830.614
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.151824.48
👽 (not 🤡)65.042424.331
white knight (not bad boy)65.066222.47
machiavellian (not transparent)65.044617.96
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.918729.819
giving (not receiving)64.770028.39
cocky (not timid)64.791219.46
interrupting (not attentive)64.447335.713
stingy (not generous)64.437027.212
enlightened (not lost)64.338624.215
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.269626.518
rich (not poor)64.072321.3239
🥶 (not 🥵)64.030827.320
reliable (not experimental)63.958630.016
ferocious (not pacifist)63.875327.1258
first-mate (not captain)63.858331.1249
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.768019.78
factual (not poetic)63.659330.719
traditional (not unorthodox)63.543327.267
tasteful (not lewd)63.477724.5272
curious (not apathetic)63.486428.4275
extreme (not moderate)63.479827.2228
fast (not slow)63.291227.0286
eastern (not western)63.08129.319
devout (not heathen)62.854425.9283
twitchy (not still)62.870235.314
honorable (not cunning)62.571628.0305
soulful (not soulless)62.5108227.987
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.467424.714
🤠 (not 🤑)62.374523.932
interesting (not tiresome)62.296727.2249
repetitive (not varied)62.256323.775
uncreative (not open to new experinces)62.022924.6258
ranged (not melee)62.042327.212
factual (not exaggerating)62.055332.612
everyman (not chosen one)62.041528.26
thick (not thin)61.939520.3131
rude (not respectful)61.844522.7273
🌟 (not 💩)61.7108234.229
kind (not cruel)61.5104623.4295
reactive (not proactive)61.446322.68
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.355229.7241
coordinated (not clumsy)61.294326.4261
radical (not centrist)61.155425.09
corporate (not freelance)61.045930.225
dramatic (not comedic)60.994428.918
triggered (not trolling)60.784028.112
bashful (not exhibitionist)60.728427.720
nihilist (not existentialist)60.522226.857
close-minded (not open-minded)60.440723.7260
alpha (not beta)60.390728.0211
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)60.386224.912
atheist (not theist)60.177232.757
orderly (not chaotic)60.071529.4285
straightforward (not cryptic)60.095432.0271
cheesy (not chic)59.866624.413
mischievous (not well behaved)59.782525.6281
suspicious (not awkward)59.790028.0278
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.642527.2267
🐘 (not 🐀)59.655729.329
refined (not rugged)59.579626.2269
antagonist (not protagonist)59.530524.54
short (not tall)59.451020.4233
obsessed (not aloof)59.290732.8270
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.297829.8218
📈 (not 📉)59.291031.638
cannibal (not vegan)59.260429.317
privileged (not oppressed)59.199121.219
efficient (not overprepared)58.9103030.08
tautology (not oxymoron)58.917632.17
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.865030.0223
industrial (not domestic)58.759526.851
spicy (not mild)58.691030.1244
Pepsi (not Coke)58.628535.310
confident (not insecure)58.5103928.9275
deviant (not average)58.586523.3136
involved (not remote)58.4113331.3265
frenzied (not sleepy)58.3131221.813
unlucky (not fortunate)58.266524.0286
regular (not zany)58.047530.523
literal (not metaphorical)57.788631.8236
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.772528.6302
🛌 (not 🧗)57.741532.741
charismatic (not uninspiring)57.6127125.2253
😈 (not 😇)57.667024.836
active (not slothful)57.5136027.9201
official (not backdoor)57.556727.7223
cultured (not rustic)57.590826.115
pure (not debased)57.176024.5251
edgy (not politically correct)57.181428.1252
macho (not metrosexual)57.147516.118
healthy (not sickly)57.0114823.3241
🐿 (not 🦇)57.082932.829
tame (not wild)56.853627.8211
individualist (not communal)56.788933.473
jealous (not compersive)56.667727.0190
punchable (not loveable)56.448922.125
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.281431.0231
sheriff (not outlaw)56.174230.6258
realist (not idealist)56.173632.363
stinky (not fresh)56.139324.827
ugly (not beautiful)55.925722.266
😊 (not 🤣)55.995428.629
asexual (not sexual)55.939823.115
empirical (not theoretical)55.777731.2240
hunter (not gatherer)55.284231.313
poisonous (not nurturing)55.157522.787
long-winded (not concise)54.863825.28
objective (not subjective)54.760729.665
🥾 (not 👟)54.571432.032
bored (not interested)54.527329.710
child free (not pronatalist)54.4106829.5210
English (not German)54.3151431.411
disarming (not creepy)54.2119824.696
funny (not humorless)54.097128.6271
wholesome (not salacious)53.893629.021
unfixable (not fixable)53.355232.718
creative (not conventional)53.088931.3280
psychopath (not empath)52.959218.313
dispassionate (not romantic)52.544724.611
🧢 (not 🎩)52.478235.430
careful (not brave)52.353428.6268
quirky (not predictable)52.386118.69
sane (not crazy)52.181124.927
trusting (not charming)51.973724.2228
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.965533.1189
vain (not demure)51.885827.0255
messy (not neat)51.861629.2140
unemotional (not emotional)51.844836.310
🐩 (not 🐒)51.790630.227
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)51.795726.819
loud (not quiet)51.592029.8290
🎨 (not 🏀)51.2105030.932
orange (not purple)51.184828.9176
philosophical (not real)51.148431.2165
Greek (not Roman)51.175129.29
repulsive (not attractive)51.041119.9282
🏌 (not 🤺)51.038832.128
demonic (not angelic)50.173421.9237
preppy (not punk rock)50.8102825.118
neurotypical (not autistic)50.5145228.5282
outsider (not insider)50.595130.1159
pack rat (not minimalist)50.574930.727

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 (0.787)
  2. Miranda Hobbes (0.786)
  3. John Munch (0.778)
  4. Leo McGarry (0.773)
  5. Alex Dunphy (0.77)
  6. Severus Snape (0.758)
  7. Walter Skinner (0.754)
  8. Temperance Brennan (0.742)
  9. Dr. Eric Foreman (0.741)
  10. Thufir Hawat (0.738)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.626)
  2. Midge Pinciotti (-0.581)
  3. Michael Kelso (-0.573)
  4. Josh Chan (-0.572)
  5. Jason Mendoza (-0.559)
  6. Brittany Pierce (-0.553)
  7. Luke Dunphy (-0.516)
  8. Kevin Malone (-0.508)
  9. Denny (-0.506)
  10. Joey Tribbiani (-0.503)

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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