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Sam Seaborn Personality Statistics

Sam Seaborn 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. 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
political (not nonpolitical)93.01913.0271
motivated (not unmotivated)91.41658.77
valedictorian (not drop out)90.98711.724
attractive (not repulsive)90.56613.0293
high IQ (not low IQ)90.218712.6250
washed (not muddy)90.21813.45
beautiful (not ugly)90.119012.785
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.810612.918
healthy (not sickly)89.55013.0279
driven (not unambitious)89.418910.9225
devoted (not unfaithful)89.22017.011
eloquent (not unpolished)88.66915.4296
diligent (not lazy)88.335011.7297
go-getter (not slugabed)88.310710.029
egalitarian (not racist)88.316811.416
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.210814.5274
summer (not winter)88.25411.94
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.09515.031
active (not slothful)87.616212.7260
sexual (not asexual)87.41517.315
privileged (not oppressed)87.215815.822
cultured (not rustic)87.06111.03
competent (not incompetent)86.625514.7217
workaholic (not slacker)86.328417.170
fast-talking (not slow-talking)86.28210.921
romantic (not dispassionate)85.810912.215
civilized (not barbaric)85.717613.2277
democratic (not authoritarian)85.52116.6263
overachiever (not underachiever)85.323919.510
urban (not rural)85.27810.315
resourceful (not helpless)84.933313.567
loyal (not traitorous)84.144817.5269
curious (not apathetic)84.09316.0315
flourishing (not traumatized)83.91218.114
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)83.77122.121
involved (not remote)83.58915.5255
work-first (not family-first)83.316715.3251
important (not irrelevant)83.337117.221
patriotic (not unpatriotic)83.012812.322
🧗 (not 🛌)83.019114.123
manicured (not scruffy)82.835016.7248
kind (not cruel)82.535317.7281
frenzied (not sleepy)82.514211.813
genius (not dunce)82.421416.9279
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)82.35014.815
perceptive (not unobservant)82.245318.916
liberal (not conservative)82.112115.514
persistent (not quitter)82.176318.125
heroic (not villainous)81.938117.3266
straight (not queer)81.637520.8101
stylish (not slovenly)81.621616.0262
smooth (not rough)81.54414.3299
precise (not vague)81.518517.1153
fast (not slow)81.220316.4265
picky (not always down)81.010119.02
charming (not awkward)80.920819.2270
🌟 (not 💩)80.735120.532
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)80.723114.16
French (not Russian)80.75212.313
disarming (not creepy)80.616917.573
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.514220.1298
treasure (not trash)80.244123.727
bright (not depressed)79.79217.3243
reasonable (not deranged)79.319919.035
fresh (not stinky)79.333721.726
opinionated (not jealous)79.323529.18
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.110119.527
rich (not poor)79.036017.4215
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.011721.3266
pro (not noob)79.047318.125
analysis (not common sense)78.815213.64
soulful (not soulless)78.747116.268
generous (not stingy)78.722424.67
chatty (not reserved)78.230617.8270
good-humored (not angry)78.123416.3256
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.037917.2249
highbrow (not lowbrow)78.015918.8269
prestigious (not disreputable)78.024419.2220
gendered (not androgynous)78.062720.387
tailor (not blacksmith)78.018618.611
never cries (not often crying)78.02650.01
flower child (not goth)77.53307.26
intellectual (not physical)77.340418.0313
presidential (not folksy)77.221021.914
young (not old)77.241114.4294
🧠 (not 💪)76.943615.017
confident (not insecure)76.943720.8297
optimistic (not pessimistic)76.918321.8267
legit (not scrub)76.942122.527
demanding (not unchallenging)76.957821.314
refined (not rugged)76.826819.3283
social (not reclusive)76.726021.128
consistent (not variable)76.718719.813
high standards (not desperate)76.529212.512
bold (not shy)76.480120.0267
insider (not outsider)76.36220.3155
interested (not bored)76.329822.313
literary (not mathematical)76.215223.7253
extrovert (not introvert)76.233120.3263
studious (not goof-off)76.253117.720
cocky (not timid)76.153717.313
funny (not humorless)76.031017.0260
sturdy (not flimsy)75.942615.916
moist (not dry)75.9689.210
reassuring (not fearmongering)75.824126.26
extraordinary (not mundane)75.641620.3286
on-time (not tardy)75.552924.911
human (not animalistic)75.251521.4203
joyful (not miserable)75.215422.122
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.126122.027
factual (not exaggerating)75.122326.115
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.044725.111
believable (not poorly-written)74.758528.019
playful (not shy)74.652416.8273
preppy (not punk rock)74.538423.613
one-faced (not two-faced)74.445324.013
metrosexual (not macho)74.223619.914
idealist (not realist)74.019724.469
opinionated (not neutral)74.081824.39
😀 (not 😭)73.917619.024
normie (not freak)73.813823.89
sweet (not bitter)73.728118.9255
twitchy (not still)73.73199.98
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.431721.984
ranged (not melee)73.38024.86
attentive (not interrupting)73.323622.07
feminist (not sexist)73.157120.316
love-focused (not money-focused)73.157717.77
hurried (not leisurely)73.119519.9254
masculine (not feminine)73.055317.7291
interesting (not tiresome)72.949823.1254
wooden (not plastic)72.936413.47
equitable (not hypocritical)72.921621.1100
charming (not trusting)72.827123.4244
exuberant (not subdued)72.834619.414
fortunate (not unlucky)72.815122.2292
respectful (not rude)72.842021.4263
vibrant (not geriatric)72.747825.412
🥰 (not 🙃)72.521122.620
warm (not cold)72.338720.0213
neurotypical (not autistic)72.356223.4260
nurturing (not poisonous)72.347320.875
emotional (not unemotional)72.356323.56
ambitious (not realistic)72.239027.414
🥵 (not 🥶)72.119923.518
honorable (not cunning)72.037424.2308
self-disciplined (not disorganized)71.971223.4272
pointed (not random)71.966217.98
straightforward (not cryptic)71.939823.4253
emancipated (not enslaved)71.743622.6230
works hard (not plays hard)71.759020.6301
open-minded (not close-minded)71.733518.6237
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.652524.4215
English (not German)71.569022.511
altruistic (not selfish)71.240321.7267
empath (not psychopath)71.151626.916
scholarly (not crafty)70.920326.2225
resolute (not wavering)70.850327.023
child free (not pronatalist)70.838124.7197
sunny (not gloomy)70.730217.922
🎃 (not 💀)70.624224.38
👟 (not 🥾)70.426720.027
narcissistic (not low self esteem)70.344923.613
tasteful (not lewd)70.344420.7280
skeptical (not spiritual)70.262321.8246
alert (not oblivious)70.160423.837
😊 (not 🤣)69.841127.624
cheery (not sorrowful)69.726019.4275
obsessed (not aloof)69.544121.9256
assertive (not passive)69.373222.6256
Italian (not Swedish)69.131819.88
first-mate (not captain)69.143725.6245
resistant (not resigned)69.061421.7258
😏 (not 😬)69.035228.717
trusting (not suspicious)68.727323.1253
mighty (not puny)68.767319.7261
confidential (not gossiping)68.766822.6213
expressive (not stoic)68.549523.4293
forgiving (not vengeful)68.537820.3287
open-book (not secretive)68.520618.917
corporate (not freelance)68.530224.320
introspective (not not introspective)68.445427.027
giving (not receiving)68.455119.28
thin (not thick)68.341821.2131
📈 (not 📉)68.341627.626
badass (not weakass)68.283024.719
rock (not rap)68.290523.96
whippersnapper (not sage)68.123722.311
happy (not sad)67.923518.9283
angelic (not demonic)67.850521.3264
reliable (not experimental)67.745323.320
😎 (not 🧐)67.644128.918
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.236026.7205
contrarian (not yes-man)67.053610.64
😜 (not 🤐)66.939620.518
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.976535.87
enlightened (not lost)66.730025.715
neat (not messy)66.668525.6152
tactful (not indiscreet)66.654424.425
😇 (not 😈)66.646923.325
expressive (not monotone)66.658821.57
concrete (not abstract)66.444424.317
linear (not circular)66.320629.811
sensible (not ludicrous)66.254522.8277
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.243424.3241
pretentious (not unassuming)66.150925.628
tense (not relaxed)66.091322.2277
lustful (not chaste)66.051521.8288
complimentary (not insulting)66.049022.669
dog person (not cat person)66.04346.02
protagonist (not antagonist)65.681127.25
bookish (not sporty)65.571324.2194
decisive (not hesitant)65.477624.2260
statist (not anarchist)65.438821.328
pensive (not serene)65.476823.816
coordinated (not clumsy)65.479325.6249
nerd (not jock)65.364725.8277
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.360223.5226
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.225424.2256
🐘 (not 🐀)65.037125.226
pure (not debased)64.949224.2267
mainstream (not arcane)64.823024.6255
🥳 (not 🥴)64.824222.624
existentialist (not nihilist)64.744323.260
glad (not mad)64.733323.427
official (not backdoor)64.634525.8243
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.531316.78
prideful (not envious)64.586429.119
accommodating (not stubborn)64.417922.88
dominant (not submissive)64.182622.5263
vain (not demure)64.052421.4256
🐩 (not 🐒)64.048833.426
deep (not shallow)63.964225.735
trendy (not vintage)63.920225.914
touchy-feely (not distant)63.839915.25
purple (not orange)63.733025.1196
white knight (not bad boy)63.763923.97
gregarious (not private)63.633925.2281
realistic (not fantastical)63.660131.515
loveable (not punchable)63.566734.813
proactive (not reactive)63.523824.58
complicated (not simple)63.476324.4230
night owl (not morning lark)63.463528.6139
paranoid (not naive)63.459826.85
technophile (not luddite)63.338523.6206
brave (not careful)63.168923.2264
arrogant (not humble)63.164224.1286
🏀 (not 🎨)63.141531.813
thinker (not doer)63.121828.917
vegan (not cannibal)63.050433.112
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.969527.9279
alpha (not beta)62.977425.8224
💃 (not 🧕)62.972524.923
bossy (not meek)62.788821.1266
high-tech (not low-tech)62.650721.8233
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.639326.427
tall (not short)62.463619.9261
clean (not perverted)62.381018.718
sheriff (not outlaw)62.254125.4270
wholesome (not salacious)62.264521.322
atheist (not theist)62.162623.654
independent (not codependent)62.075928.1249
creative (not conventional)61.957025.0277
accepting (not judgemental)61.947427.1144
sane (not crazy)61.748222.330
orderly (not chaotic)61.662826.5270
sheltered (not street-smart)61.636925.1190
classical (not avant-garde)61.658724.867
western (not eastern)61.568432.822
transparent (not machiavellian)61.548828.04
rational (not whimsical)61.468826.8277
modern (not historical)61.462323.4158
soft (not hard)61.248720.3226
master (not apprentice)61.284127.995
communal (not individualist)61.228123.673
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.263421.719
wise (not foolish)60.966322.2276
socialist (not libertarian)60.812625.5261
hoarder (not unprepared)60.867419.8180
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.848330.510
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.753325.127
🤔 (not 🤫)60.758529.718
competitive (not cooperative)60.482027.5283
politically correct (not edgy)60.443725.2291
worldly (not innocent)60.193825.9273
basic (not hipster)60.172426.3256
industrial (not domestic)60.151327.360
fixable (not unfixable)59.969030.215
normal (not weird)59.740624.8307
genuine (not sarcastic)59.759328.3295
philosophical (not real)59.722326.3153
hunter (not gatherer)59.569727.916
anxious (not calm)59.373222.6247
sensitive (not thick-skinned)59.350723.0271
OCD (not ADHD)59.382633.314
hypochondriac (not stoic)59.339912.83
impulsive (not cautious)59.262425.8268
bold (not serious)59.265224.5282
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.246725.66
reasoned (not instinctual)59.143329.0265
warm (not quarrelsome)58.952025.5302
frank (not sugarcoated)58.9102421.98
lover (not fighter)58.856529.310
non-gamer (not gamer)58.777429.812
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.686127.5244
long-winded (not concise)58.648927.85
biased (not impartial)58.498725.6255
haunted (not blissful)58.494521.311
specialist (not generalist)58.274827.069
🤠 (not 🤑)58.278527.726
open (not guarded)58.125124.4251
minimalist (not pack rat)58.162020.521
imaginative (not practical)58.043028.5222
poetic (not factual)58.044925.912
gullible (not cynical)58.040927.54
methodical (not astonishing)57.977327.5273
musical (not off-key)57.944529.815
quirky (not predictable)57.860729.75
direct (not roundabout)57.696927.1271
extravagant (not thrifty)57.661427.010
scientific (not artistic)57.469727.2276
natural-talent (not hard-work)57.434829.111
chosen one (not everyman)57.470330.25
indie (not pop)57.184028.28
average (not deviant)57.040725.3144
metaphorical (not literal)56.932928.8246
💝 (not 💔)56.765829.820
soft (not hard)56.656721.775
exhibitionist (not bashful)56.687828.07
cool (not dorky)56.576329.826
flirtatious (not prudish)56.575326.78
stable (not moody)56.436926.0265
loud (not quiet)56.474124.7277
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.469826.2109
queen (not princess)56.486333.98
awkward (not suspicious)56.243023.1250
feisty (not gracious)56.2102324.3240
offended (not chill)56.277727.915
vulnerable (not armoured)56.144923.5216
🐴 (not 🦄)56.175734.417
overprepared (not efficient)55.821934.716
centrist (not radical)55.852022.48
lavish (not frugal)55.760222.3212
flexible (not rigid)55.651523.4262
moderate (not extreme)55.644024.6225
devout (not heathen)55.573724.2247
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.435427.7162
varied (not repetitive)55.438826.391
vanilla (not kinky)55.366926.4244
tight (not loose)55.397823.218
lighthearted (not intense)54.939620.514
🐿 (not 🦇)54.880127.517
mature (not juvenile)54.680521.264
utilitarian (not decorative)54.694724.058
playful (not serious)54.554522.5308
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.263828.8297
multicolored (not monochrome)54.268029.662
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.191220.020
innocent (not jaded)54.144228.710
🏌 (not 🤺)54.029426.625
rebellious (not obedient)53.892823.8229
🎩 (not 🧢)53.878030.927
lenient (not strict)53.761923.3258
overspender (not penny-pincher)53.561024.322
dramatic (not comedic)53.2105126.99
hedonist (not monastic)53.182318.716
tautology (not oxymoron)53.043031.14
mischievous (not well behaved)52.990026.0299
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.7106520.8142
proper (not scandalous)52.574926.4249
profound (not ironic)52.369531.910
logical (not emotional)52.267926.2298
intimate (not formal)52.274323.426
🐮 (not 🐷)52.294425.217
👽 (not 🤡)52.185521.414
tame (not wild)51.961324.7210
👻 (not 🤖)51.980831.019
cheesy (not chic)51.984130.78
compersive (not jealous)51.873125.2229
self-destructive (not self-improving)51.784023.411
fire (not water)51.798332.814
empirical (not theoretical)51.693827.6247
impatient (not patient)51.698826.386
traditional (not unorthodox)51.665626.766
Pepsi (not Coke)51.661930.310
explorer (not builder)51.479228.5236
objective (not subjective)51.470727.565
Roman (not Greek)51.479932.79
giggling (not chortling)51.450621.314
permanent (not transient)51.392025.889
🐐 (not 🦒)51.2111826.625
epic (not deep)51.281727.615
flamboyant (not modest)51.172325.5309
sober (not indulgent)51.171526.0261
air (not earth)51.046926.98
regular (not zany)50.964731.116
triggered (not trolling)50.1112124.813
mild (not spicy)50.256926.8266
grateful (not entitled)50.277826.823
pacifist (not ferocious)50.458825.4284

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Julian Bashir (0.814)
  2. Skylar (0.812)
  3. Alexis Castle (0.804)
  4. Rachel Zane (0.799)
  5. C. J. Cregg (0.796)
  6. Iris West (0.79)
  7. Derek Shepherd (0.787)
  8. Juliet O'Hara (0.772)
  9. Princess Leia (0.769)
  10. Joey Lucas (0.766)
  1. Kermit (-0.534)
  2. Eric O'Bannon (-0.508)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.494)
  4. Moe Szyslak (-0.493)
  5. Nelson Muntz (-0.476)
  6. Tommy (-0.471)
  7. Theon Greyjoy (-0.458)
  8. Brad Bellick (-0.457)
  9. Dennis Nedry (-0.453)
  10. Sam Healy (-0.448)

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: INTP (r = 0.2)
  2. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.16)
  3. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.14)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.14)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.11)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.04)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.04)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.03)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.0)
  10. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.01)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.03)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.08)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.09)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.12)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.14)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.15)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.16)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.17)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.17)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.21)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.27)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.27)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.28)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.36)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.43)


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