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Sam Seaborn Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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 500 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
political (not nonpolitical)93.11913.1265
valedictorian (not drop out)92.07711.127
motivated (not unmotivated)91.52139.212
attractive (not repulsive)90.88713.0281
beautiful (not ugly)90.722812.590
high IQ (not low IQ)90.421912.6254
blue (not red)90.02410.112
healthy (not sickly)89.84312.9276
washed (not muddy)89.82112.89
good-manners (not bad-manners)89.610511.07
driven (not unambitious)89.324111.0221
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.016114.821
go-getter (not slugabed)88.89610.134
overachiever (not underachiever)88.815417.513
eloquent (not unpolished)88.67815.6285
sexual (not asexual)88.41487.319
diligent (not lazy)88.342711.8294
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.212214.6267
friendly (not unfriendly)88.221315.09
activist (not nonpartisan)88.17914.211
privileged (not oppressed)88.115215.024
outgoing (not withdrawn)88.013212.217
active (not slothful)87.918612.7256
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)87.611616.936
writer (not reader)87.12014.89
enchanting (not disturbing)87.17211.811
meaningful (not pointless)86.818113.515
overthinker (not underthinker)86.816914.99
competent (not incompetent)86.534014.5212
fast-talking (not slow-talking)86.39310.021
civilized (not barbaric)85.920113.1268
egalitarian (not racist)85.937811.918
workaholic (not slacker)85.937718.070
energetic (not mellow)85.914310.89
lawyerly (not engineerial)85.85524.98
romantic (not dispassionate)85.414711.617
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)85.45418.832
democratic (not authoritarian)85.21816.9255
hygienic (not gross)85.25028.514
resourceful (not helpless)84.841213.670
evolutionist (not creationist)84.75818.113
urban (not rural)84.611110.619
popular (not rejected)84.31328.27
metrosexual (not macho)84.24311.113
positive (not negative)84.215110.99
cultured (not rustic)84.1737.99
loyal (not traitorous)84.060818.0265
curious (not apathetic)83.911816.2307
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)83.738626.97
sincere (not irreverent)83.723012.610
involved (not remote)83.610415.4254
patriotic (not unpatriotic)83.513111.622
French (not Russian)83.25312.816
work-first (not family-first)83.121315.6250
important (not irrelevant)83.052716.424
manicured (not scruffy)82.940316.6244
perceptive (not unobservant)82.951618.118
progressive (not old-fashioned)82.81249.810
devoted (not unfaithful)82.761211.123
genius (not dunce)82.528716.7276
fussy (not sloppy)82.522316.510
kind (not cruel)82.446517.6280
liberal (not conservative)82.415815.015
supportive (not catty)82.323312.46
heroic (not villainous)82.147917.3259
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)82.17915.733
persistent (not quitter)81.999717.825
smooth (not rough)81.85214.0288
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)81.76715.218
people-person (not things-person)81.715911.812
fast (not slow)81.626316.3260
stylish (not slovenly)81.628316.1261
straight (not queer)81.439121.197
precise (not vague)81.222117.5149
charming (not awkward)81.027419.4260
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)81.017119.19
eager (not reluctant)80.91979.27
hopeful (not fearful)80.622819.97
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.614320.4292
disarming (not creepy)80.521217.473
flourishing (not traumatized)80.31721.117
opinionated (not neutral)80.267322.413
straight edge (not junkie)80.250418.19
frenzied (not sleepy)79.927317.014
insomniac (not slumbering)79.929014.714
heartfelt (not clinical)79.931719.98
bright (not depressed)79.711916.9243
spirited (not lifeless)79.658917.810
🌟 (not 💩)79.360123.344
rich (not poor)79.244517.4212
cosmopolitan (not provincial)78.813521.3263
preppy (not punk rock)78.533023.016
generous (not stingy)78.529423.08
soulful (not soulless)78.464015.971
gendered (not androgynous)78.276420.188
chatty (not reserved)78.237117.8268
tailor (not blacksmith)78.119917.812
good-humored (not angry)78.131016.3247
reasonable (not deranged)78.127920.134
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.051417.4235
highbrow (not lowbrow)77.918618.8263
fresh (not stinky)77.952521.629
prestigious (not disreputable)77.929719.3220
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.841924.013
interested (not bored)77.832420.717
treasure (not trash)77.775222.636
🧠 (not 💪)77.756512.926
intellectual (not physical)77.550518.0305
young (not old)77.554614.3296
accurate (not off target)77.545119.98
legit (not scrub)77.250621.131
protagonist (not antagonist)77.258121.413
🧗 (not 🛌)77.145421.832
transparent (not machiavellian)77.18919.314
refined (not rugged)77.032419.3275
confident (not insecure)77.053320.8286
high standards (not desperate)77.033411.914
bold (not shy)76.7100319.3258
optimistic (not pessimistic)76.524822.1266
😏 (not 😬)76.425925.131
presidential (not folksy)76.428220.616
funny (not humorless)76.440016.6253
insider (not outsider)76.45520.3151
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)76.425721.734
extrovert (not introvert)76.338720.4266
expressive (not monotone)76.344920.913
cheery (not grumpy)76.328518.97
joyful (not miserable)76.219521.125
demanding (not unchallenging)76.272818.114
social (not reclusive)76.134623.531
summer (not winter)76.131925.613
smug (not sheepish)76.157725.38
literary (not mathematical)76.023123.7247
focused (not absentminded)75.981822.713
extraordinary (not mundane)75.455820.5280
real (not fake)75.47986.98
playful (not shy)75.463715.9266
🥵 (not 🥶)75.320621.025
one-faced (not two-faced)75.354322.415
cocky (not timid)75.270418.320
sturdy (not flimsy)75.154220.921
human (not animalistic)74.971221.5191
😀 (not 😭)74.820718.932
feminist (not sexist)74.773221.316
vibrant (not geriatric)74.654424.014
English (not German)74.573022.113
factual (not exaggerating)74.529125.615
utopian (not dystopian)74.514219.712
white knight (not bad boy)74.447824.111
🥰 (not 🙃)74.423424.327
twitchy (not still)74.43889.511
capitalist (not communist)74.439527.09
rock (not rap)74.372319.914
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.276428.117
believable (not poorly-written)74.082127.519
charmer (not buffoon)73.966530.512
ambitious (not realistic)73.744124.818
sweet (not bitter)73.636619.0251
fortunate (not unlucky)73.416121.7282
welcoming experience (not cringing away)73.437618.97
equitable (not hypocritical)73.426920.998
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.342222.084
hurried (not leisurely)73.322219.8254
charming (not trusting)73.232423.3240
questioning (not believing)73.248822.66
empath (not psychopath)73.162626.917
interesting (not tiresome)73.166223.2246
innovative (not routine)73.042417.710
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.940021.58
world traveler (not homebody)72.946723.613
masculine (not feminine)72.875317.9292
honorable (not cunning)72.746423.6307
idealist (not realist)72.627625.072
respectful (not rude)72.558021.7255
warm (not cold)72.551319.7212
nurturing (not poisonous)72.561420.576
pro (not noob)72.589324.028
studious (not goof-off)72.382220.626
emancipated (not enslaved)72.252022.3223
works hard (not plays hard)72.270120.6291
sunny (not gloomy)72.237519.228
consistent (not variable)72.139822.313
analysis (not common sense)72.135521.911
straightforward (not cryptic)72.048523.6249
altruistic (not selfish)72.051020.8262
open-minded (not close-minded)72.044718.3235
self-disciplined (not disorganized)71.992823.5269
lion (not zebra)71.867023.09
neurotypical (not autistic)71.766223.7252
👟 (not 🥾)71.432125.440
wired (not tired)71.444619.310
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)71.345820.38
resolute (not wavering)71.263026.225
giving (not receiving)71.258523.614
flower child (not goth)71.162512.919
child free (not pronatalist)71.049824.7195
original (not cliché)71.038724.210
pointed (not random)70.987816.310
scholarly (not crafty)70.824926.2221
narcissistic (not low self esteem)70.853321.917
touchy-feely (not distant)70.832013.99
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.764725.2212
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)70.744818.89
tasteful (not lewd)70.559120.6273
skeptical (not spiritual)70.578521.7240
chosen one (not everyman)70.438925.816
proud (not apologetic)70.4101515.69
cheery (not sorrowful)70.132819.4264
😊 (not 🤣)70.155729.437
introspective (not not introspective)70.055926.429
obsessed (not aloof)69.953822.0253
handshakes (not hugs)69.979612.68
assertive (not passive)69.990622.2248
first-mate (not captain)69.552625.6238
exuberant (not subdued)69.555320.415
trusting (not suspicious)69.332323.1245
corporate (not freelance)69.335223.422
euphoric (not resentful)69.226724.511
expressive (not stoic)69.163523.1284
natural (not mechanical)69.147027.38
moderate (not gluttonous)69.064322.88
opinionated (not jealous)68.991131.319
forgiving (not vengeful)68.852720.1279
alert (not oblivious)68.884424.536
loveable (not punchable)68.867230.114
angelic (not demonic)68.762221.0256
🎃 (not 💀)68.733323.619
forward (not repressed)68.661523.411
resistant (not resigned)68.682221.7249
💃 (not 🧕)68.576325.628
comfortable (not awkward)68.554222.912
thin (not thick)68.456721.0127
mighty (not puny)68.388819.6256
confidential (not gossiping)68.390523.0214
on-time (not tardy)68.390728.115
stable (not unstable)68.339423.510
blessed (not cursed)68.223725.212
🐘 (not 🐀)68.134224.334
insightful (not generic)68.085326.27
badass (not weakass)67.9110224.723
happy (not sad)67.829819.1278
enlightened (not lost)67.832024.817
pensive (not serene)67.877921.518
love-focused (not money-focused)67.797422.011
clean (not perverted)67.688619.221
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.547626.6204
pretentious (not unassuming)67.458726.227
bookish (not sporty)67.289823.5191
tactful (not indiscreet)67.264623.527
Italian (not Swedish)67.143519.59
statist (not anarchist)67.043622.829
dog person (not cat person)67.048226.69
flirtatious (not prudish)66.962824.516
bubbly (not flat)66.951721.17
sensible (not ludicrous)66.870022.6267
glad (not mad)66.737823.528
woke (not problematic)66.546233.96
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.354424.4232
tense (not relaxed)66.2119922.3268
moist (not dry)66.233821.613
lustful (not chaste)66.162521.7280
🐩 (not 🐒)66.158733.032
neat (not messy)65.887325.7152
existentialist (not nihilist)65.853123.359
complimentary (not insulting)65.865823.075
emotional (not unemotional)65.7104323.010
long-winded (not concise)65.632930.810
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.531324.1252
nerd (not jock)65.583425.8272
trendy (not vintage)65.523327.419
😇 (not 😈)65.466226.238
nice (not naughty)65.463521.98
ranged (not melee)65.333230.49
😜 (not 🤐)65.257520.728
coordinated (not clumsy)65.1103126.0244
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.181623.4225
decisive (not hesitant)65.0100724.1255
vegan (not cannibal)65.062929.416
strong identity (not social chameleon)65.0112426.98
pure (not debased)64.966724.3264
official (not backdoor)64.842725.7235
🥳 (not 🥴)64.731723.430
mainstream (not arcane)64.529424.7244
wholesome (not salacious)64.380121.525
📈 (not 📉)64.381727.038
normie (not freak)64.344729.611
feeler (not thinker)64.376028.112
delicate (not coarse)64.339715.47
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)64.376921.77
gregarious (not private)64.240624.9271
prideful (not envious)64.2112728.819
whippersnapper (not sage)64.144628.812
chivalrous (not businesslike)64.153827.815
🤔 (not 🤫)64.057528.826
dominant (not submissive)63.9105922.5253
vain (not demure)63.965621.3257
unstirring (not quivering)63.995122.88
technophile (not luddite)63.845123.3201
analytical (not intuitive)63.860731.010
entrepreneur (not employee)63.792531.320
never cries (not often crying)63.681021.110
western (not eastern)63.484532.024
deep (not shallow)63.489126.840
wolf (not bear)63.479932.610
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.386427.7267
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.348126.531
thinker (not doer)63.327929.719
complicated (not simple)63.1103924.7230
realistic (not fantastical)63.181332.220
arrogant (not humble)63.081524.1286
snoops (not minds-own-business)63.0118521.911
purple (not orange)62.949225.0194
high-tech (not low-tech)62.964821.4226
alpha (not beta)62.9100225.7214
night owl (not morning lark)62.886128.9139
concrete (not abstract)62.873326.019
grounded (not fantasy-prone)62.871526.111
creative (not conventional)62.775124.7272
tall (not short)62.684119.9277
all-seeing (not blind)62.675421.010
spelunker (not claustrophobic)62.575321.920
reliable (not experimental)62.576228.622
brave (not careful)62.496023.4256
linear (not circular)62.442931.212
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.263925.737
rational (not whimsical)62.185226.4263
bossy (not meek)62.1116421.4266
sane (not crazy)62.162923.032
open-book (not secretive)62.139222.324
main character (not side character)62.177814.88
can't-fix-anything (not handy)62.140223.67
physicist (not photographer)62.160723.47
orderly (not chaotic)62.081326.5266
independent (not codependent)62.0102127.9246
communal (not individualist)62.033822.973
sheriff (not outlaw)61.972025.5263
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)61.875417.76
goofy (not unfrivolous)61.856429.510
hoarder (not unprepared)61.783119.4177
soft (not hard)61.664120.3224
modern (not historical)61.679323.2152
atheist (not theist)61.687124.053
cassanova (not love shy)61.669527.713
wise (not foolish)61.584722.1272
sheltered (not street-smart)61.547125.3184
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.353822.215
non-gamer (not gamer)61.394428.714
master (not apprentice)61.2107028.392
accepting (not judgemental)61.165627.5145
extravagant (not thrifty)61.067323.320
🏀 (not 🎨)60.957331.220
innocent (not jaded)60.937628.217
socialist (not libertarian)60.419225.6258
😎 (not 🧐)60.483431.829
🐿 (not 🦇)60.388528.533
politically correct (not edgy)60.259425.5285
competitive (not cooperative)60.1103827.3277
basic (not hipster)60.187426.2255
worldly (not innocent)60.0121726.0264
philosophical (not real)60.029326.2148
classical (not avant-garde)60.083924.767
gullible (not cynical)60.045324.39
seemly (not inappropriate)60.0100425.67
maverick (not conformist)60.0114914.47
fixable (not unfixable)59.995028.816
impulsive (not cautious)59.880025.7257
bold (not serious)59.883424.2278
noble (not jovial)59.8103122.210
normal (not weird)59.752224.9302
picky (not always down)59.783625.39
proactive (not reactive)59.740926.816
sensitive (not thick-skinned)59.664823.0260
industrial (not domestic)59.567827.561
anxious (not calm)59.497622.5243
creator (not consumer)59.493833.59
reasoned (not instinctual)59.255328.9261
genuine (not sarcastic)59.184228.4295
attentive (not interrupting)59.181233.711
glamorous (not spartan)59.163325.612
warm (not quarrelsome)58.870025.6292
lover (not fighter)58.876429.310
open (not guarded)58.731624.2247
specialist (not generalist)58.695526.967
gentle (not harsh)58.682525.514
average (not deviant)58.448025.5140
poetic (not factual)58.459524.516
biased (not impartial)58.3130725.6248
methodical (not astonishing)58.2101827.7267
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)58.298327.313
manic (not mild)58.1107021.77
deliberate (not spontaneous)57.9110927.7239
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.8112028.713
direct (not roundabout)57.7129327.3274
princess (not queen)57.557028.212
soft (not hard)57.474321.878
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)57.3102632.48
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.152024.210
imaginative (not practical)57.058628.7215
chill (not sassy)57.036725.67
scientific (not artistic)56.990727.1277
awkward (not suspicious)56.853223.2243
🐮 (not 🐷)56.8103025.821
metaphorical (not literal)56.743529.0243
tight (not loose)56.7122323.921
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.7115620.726
OCD (not ADHD)56.7113133.615
loud (not quiet)56.694624.9265
stable (not moody)56.546926.1259
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.593325.6104
regular (not zany)56.565331.719
💝 (not 💔)56.590232.030
hunter (not gatherer)56.599029.720
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.448728.314
anti-prank (not prankster)56.4113229.510
social climber (not nonconformist)56.467729.68
minimalist (not pack rat)56.389919.625
👻 (not 🤖)56.388330.431
offended (not chill)56.2100827.915
hippie (not militaristic)56.166026.510
feisty (not gracious)56.0130224.3234
accommodating (not stubborn)56.037224.69
uptight (not easy)56.0120221.915
lavish (not frugal)55.875622.2215
flexible (not rigid)55.870223.6244
moderate (not extreme)55.858924.4221
vulnerable (not armoured)55.857623.6217
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.871624.824
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.794223.913
childlike (not parental)55.786123.411
devout (not heathen)55.697124.1239
fulfilled (not unfulfilled)55.656628.510
wooden (not plastic)55.5139724.021
vanilla (not kinky)55.389126.4235
lighthearted (not intense)55.252919.015
cheesy (not chic)55.295728.310
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.050227.7160
naive (not paranoid)55.053326.618
likes change (not resists change)55.044217.38
varied (not repetitive)54.856026.892
tautology (not oxymoron)54.838927.717
playful (not serious)54.673322.8297
utilitarian (not decorative)54.3125324.258
earth (not air)54.3128925.810
frank (not sugarcoated)54.3157525.918
contrarian (not yes-man)54.1123722.717
lenient (not strict)54.084922.9258
multicolored (not monochrome)53.989030.063
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.884628.9284
rebellious (not obedient)53.8125024.1227
🐴 (not 🦄)53.6111333.926
🐐 (not 🦒)53.5135827.230
perfect (not flawed)53.538826.113
dramatic (not comedic)53.4139026.715
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.295626.710
mischievous (not well behaved)53.1115625.9292
proper (not scandalous)53.196326.4242
triggered (not trolling)53.1142024.615
Greek (not Roman)53.072932.710
traditional (not unorthodox)52.983826.765
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.8142421.0138
cool (not dorky)52.7114529.734
🤠 (not 🤑)52.6126429.736
👽 (not 🤡)52.6111723.920
🏌 (not 🤺)52.641229.131
musical (not off-key)52.581330.018
mature (not juvenile)52.4113022.165
hedonist (not monastic)52.4110720.818
Coke (not Pepsi)52.4101130.118
tame (not wild)52.277824.7204
logical (not emotional)52.188126.1290
intimate (not formal)52.1103322.131
chronically single (not serial dater)52.1131528.99
grateful (not entitled)52.0100125.922
objective (not subjective)51.891927.867
radical (not centrist)51.8114023.721
predictable (not quirky)51.892031.09
savory (not sweet)51.8119033.710
unannoying (not annoying)51.798930.216
earthly (not divine)51.7144328.913
sober (not indulgent)51.495725.9256
giggling (not chortling)51.466221.314
bashful (not exhibitionist)51.467528.69
follower (not leader)51.472021.17
compersive (not jealous)51.3103125.2224
indie (not pop)51.3140029.313
flamboyant (not modest)51.293125.7305
explorer (not builder)51.2109528.6231
impatient (not patient)51.2129726.387
efficient (not overprepared)51.1161734.517
water (not fire)51.178932.415
🧢 (not 🎩)51.098930.640
mild (not spicy)50.176926.6268
transient (not permanent)50.984625.883
dolphin (not kangaroo)50.9106532.98
deep (not epic)50.8103727.018
pacifist (not ferocious)50.781325.5276
profound (not ironic)50.3102233.612
theoretical (not empirical)50.478527.6243
blissful (not haunted)50.563724.115
unmeddlesome (not prying)50.546616.86

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. John Carter (0.811)
  2. Alexis Castle (0.808)
  3. Julian Bashir (0.808)
  4. C. J. Cregg (0.804)
  5. Skylar (0.802)
  6. Rachel Zane (0.79)
  7. Josiah Bartlet (0.782)
  8. Juliet O'Hara (0.773)
  9. Joey Lucas (0.769)
  10. Princess Leia (0.764)
  1. Kermit (-0.539)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.506)
  3. Tommy (-0.506)
  4. Moe Szyslak (-0.491)
  5. Eric O'Bannon (-0.489)
  6. Nelson Muntz (-0.486)
  7. Brad Bellick (-0.477)
  8. Matt Press (-0.459)
  9. Theon Greyjoy (-0.457)
  10. Dennis Nedry (-0.457)

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 Sam Seaborn to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Sam Seaborn is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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