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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)93.11413.1264
valedictorian (not drop out)91.97111.425
attractive (not repulsive)90.87113.0281
beautiful (not ugly)90.518212.687
washed (not muddy)90.5812.36
high IQ (not low IQ)90.418612.6253
healthy (not sickly)89.83613.0274
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.811712.918
driven (not unambitious)89.319311.0219
motivated (not unmotivated)89.02809.97
overachiever (not underachiever)88.912018.212
eloquent (not unpolished)88.76715.5284
go-getter (not slugabed)88.49710.228
diligent (not lazy)88.334411.8293
privileged (not oppressed)88.313615.022
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.29614.832
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.19814.7265
active (not slothful)87.914512.7256
sexual (not asexual)87.31577.315
competent (not incompetent)86.626214.5211
egalitarian (not racist)86.226612.217
fast-talking (not slow-talking)86.17810.419
workaholic (not slacker)86.030118.367
civilized (not barbaric)85.915713.1267
urban (not rural)85.96710.316
romantic (not dispassionate)85.811011.816
summer (not winter)85.78318.68
democratic (not authoritarian)85.21716.9255
resourceful (not helpless)84.832613.568
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.55619.130
loyal (not traitorous)84.444317.2262
cultured (not rustic)84.46510.35
metrosexual (not macho)84.22811.113
devoted (not unfaithful)84.140611.417
curious (not apathetic)84.08916.2305
involved (not remote)83.58415.4252
patriotic (not unpatriotic)83.511011.921
frenzied (not sleepy)83.49711.812
important (not irrelevant)83.336717.221
French (not Russian)83.23612.816
work-first (not family-first)83.117015.7248
perceptive (not unobservant)82.941118.118
manicured (not scruffy)82.834616.7240
kind (not cruel)82.635217.5277
genius (not dunce)82.421616.8274
heroic (not villainous)82.137417.3259
liberal (not conservative)82.112315.514
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)82.15015.733
smooth (not rough)81.84214.0288
fast (not slow)81.619716.3260
stylish (not slovenly)81.521816.1256
precise (not vague)81.518017.0147
straight (not queer)81.536521.296
persistent (not quitter)81.578218.124
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)81.45315.617
charming (not awkward)80.922419.4259
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.712720.2290
disarming (not creepy)80.416917.671
flourishing (not traumatized)80.31822.315
bright (not depressed)79.79117.0241
analysis (not common sense)79.213512.25
rich (not poor)79.235517.4212
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.011421.2260
🌟 (not 💩)78.844823.742
generous (not stingy)78.722424.67
soulful (not soulless)78.646816.070
interested (not bored)78.621921.116
social (not reclusive)78.322120.929
gendered (not androgynous)78.259520.585
chatty (not reserved)78.230517.9265
good-humored (not angry)78.123816.3247
reasonable (not deranged)78.123420.134
fresh (not stinky)78.137922.327
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.036817.4235
tailor (not blacksmith)78.017518.611
highbrow (not lowbrow)77.915718.8262
prestigious (not disreputable)77.924519.4219
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.832324.013
young (not old)77.639314.3294
intellectual (not physical)77.539618.0304
🧠 (not 💪)77.542813.125
demanding (not unchallenging)77.554618.213
opinionated (not neutral)77.568023.311
treasure (not trash)77.358923.432
presidential (not folksy)77.220821.914
refined (not rugged)77.225619.2273
high standards (not desperate)77.027611.914
confident (not insecure)76.944620.8285
legit (not scrub)76.941022.527
bold (not shy)76.779819.3258
optimistic (not pessimistic)76.619122.0263
funny (not humorless)76.430216.6249
extrovert (not introvert)76.331520.5264
insider (not outsider)76.35620.4149
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)76.320522.033
preppy (not punk rock)76.331323.714
🧗 (not 🛌)76.233622.230
literary (not mathematical)76.115223.7243
extraordinary (not mundane)75.542620.4279
playful (not shy)75.349615.9265
joyful (not miserable)75.315621.623
consistent (not variable)75.322020.012
cocky (not timid)75.256319.715
🥵 (not 🥶)75.212921.923
human (not animalistic)74.952021.5191
😀 (not 😭)74.815218.932
expressive (not monotone)74.738622.110
feminist (not sexist)74.753821.316
😏 (not 😬)74.522725.528
factual (not exaggerating)74.523025.615
protagonist (not antagonist)74.551925.58
one-faced (not two-faced)74.445324.912
twitchy (not still)74.33099.59
studious (not goof-off)74.059219.821
pro (not noob)73.965423.326
opinionated (not jealous)73.945830.711
sturdy (not flimsy)73.648021.419
sweet (not bitter)73.627119.0251
fortunate (not unlucky)73.413521.8280
vibrant (not geriatric)73.444924.513
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.331622.183
idealist (not realist)73.319624.870
believable (not poorly-written)73.367628.118
ranged (not melee)73.37724.86
attentive (not interrupting)73.324022.07
equitable (not hypocritical)73.221421.196
charming (not trusting)73.125823.4237
interesting (not tiresome)73.149923.2245
hurried (not leisurely)73.118119.8252
ambitious (not realistic)73.036025.716
masculine (not feminine)72.955717.8290
🥰 (not 🙃)72.820824.525
respectful (not rude)72.843121.6252
rock (not rap)72.865820.410
warm (not cold)72.738019.7209
honorable (not cunning)72.635123.6305
emotional (not unemotional)72.356623.56
emancipated (not enslaved)72.241222.3223
nurturing (not poisonous)72.247620.674
works hard (not plays hard)72.256820.6291
exuberant (not subdued)72.135718.614
altruistic (not selfish)72.038620.9259
neurotypical (not autistic)72.056423.5248
open-minded (not close-minded)72.032418.4233
loveable (not punchable)72.040531.012
self-disciplined (not disorganized)71.972223.6268
pointed (not random)71.965117.98
straightforward (not cryptic)71.939823.6248
alert (not oblivious)71.956022.733
dog person (not cat person)71.826113.74
white knight (not bad boy)71.842825.99
English (not German)71.668922.511
resolute (not wavering)71.546626.724
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.533424.36
flower child (not goth)71.447811.911
moist (not dry)71.413917.910
empath (not psychopath)71.450526.916
giving (not receiving)71.445120.19
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.352224.9209
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.363129.111
introspective (not not introspective)71.235225.726
👟 (not 🥾)71.125125.639
child free (not pronatalist)70.937724.8193
narcissistic (not low self esteem)70.843321.917
scholarly (not crafty)70.720426.2222
skeptical (not spiritual)70.660921.6237
tasteful (not lewd)70.344720.6270
cheery (not sorrowful)70.125619.4264
assertive (not passive)69.972122.2247
transparent (not machiavellian)69.721623.27
obsessed (not aloof)69.642322.0247
pensive (not serene)69.652620.315
never cries (not often crying)69.447118.65
trusting (not suspicious)69.325022.9242
first-mate (not captain)69.343325.6237
touchy-feely (not distant)69.227914.08
Italian (not Swedish)69.130619.88
expressive (not stoic)69.147723.1284
sunny (not gloomy)69.033919.323
😊 (not 🤣)68.944830.334
corporate (not freelance)68.929524.520
forgiving (not vengeful)68.836720.1278
resistant (not resigned)68.760921.7248
confidential (not gossiping)68.666022.9211
angelic (not demonic)68.546921.0254
whippersnapper (not sage)68.521023.310
mighty (not puny)68.369119.6255
thin (not thick)68.341421.0126
badass (not weakass)68.283124.719
🐘 (not 🐀)68.127624.334
statist (not anarchist)67.931421.627
🎃 (not 💀)67.827924.617
happy (not sad)67.724019.2276
bookish (not sporty)67.268023.6188
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.236026.7201
💃 (not 🧕)67.261726.126
long-winded (not concise)67.023123.07
clean (not perverted)66.770019.320
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.625415.910
on-time (not tardy)66.674928.314
pretentious (not unassuming)66.648926.426
sensible (not ludicrous)66.454222.5263
concrete (not abstract)66.443624.317
neat (not messy)66.467925.5149
tactful (not indiscreet)66.453424.225
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.343124.5230
tense (not relaxed)66.290922.3268
glad (not mad)66.229523.927
lustful (not chaste)66.150221.8278
🐩 (not 🐒)66.143233.032
complimentary (not insulting)66.049222.470
enlightened (not lost)66.032125.615
love-focused (not money-focused)66.074421.09
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.623124.0250
existentialist (not nihilist)65.640023.558
nerd (not jock)65.564625.8272
coordinated (not clumsy)65.578425.8242
😇 (not 😈)65.449226.238
hypochondriac (not stoic)65.322915.36
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.260623.4224
🥳 (not 🥴)65.222523.629
reliable (not experimental)65.251426.321
decisive (not hesitant)65.179224.1253
pure (not debased)64.949224.2261
flirtatious (not prudish)64.954125.612
realistic (not fantastical)64.955731.016
official (not backdoor)64.834725.7235
mainstream (not arcane)64.522624.8242
deep (not shallow)64.561426.237
😜 (not 🤐)64.545120.126
📈 (not 📉)64.360127.038
normie (not freak)64.334529.611
gregarious (not private)64.232324.9271
dominant (not submissive)63.883322.6251
technophile (not luddite)63.836123.3201
vain (not demure)63.853521.4255
wholesome (not salacious)63.660821.622
chivalrous (not businesslike)63.641828.714
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.337126.531
prideful (not envious)63.391829.418
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.269427.8266
purple (not orange)63.135125.0192
complicated (not simple)63.177224.7230
night owl (not morning lark)63.165028.8137
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.146125.835
thinker (not doer)63.121428.917
alpha (not beta)63.077725.8213
creative (not conventional)62.954424.7269
arrogant (not humble)62.964924.2284
high-tech (not low-tech)62.949921.4226
open-book (not secretive)62.930322.922
brave (not careful)62.571223.3255
🤔 (not 🤫)62.549828.525
spelunker (not claustrophobic)62.559621.920
sane (not crazy)62.445722.930
linear (not circular)62.433731.212
tall (not short)62.364220.0258
orderly (not chaotic)62.162426.5265
rational (not whimsical)62.166626.5262
bossy (not meek)62.191321.4265
communal (not individualist)62.024322.973
sheriff (not outlaw)61.954425.5262
independent (not codependent)61.977727.9245
modern (not historical)61.860723.2150
master (not apprentice)61.783328.191
extravagant (not thrifty)61.751927.312
atheist (not theist)61.665224.352
proactive (not reactive)61.625523.510
soft (not hard)61.548520.3223
hoarder (not unprepared)61.564819.4175
wise (not foolish)61.465322.1271
accepting (not judgemental)61.349327.3143
sheltered (not street-smart)61.336825.5179
indie (not pop)61.171026.410
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.074928.811
vegan (not cannibal)60.955031.512
chosen one (not everyman)60.959029.47
picky (not always down)60.861226.26
🏀 (not 🎨)60.744732.019
🐿 (not 🦇)60.664627.630
socialist (not libertarian)60.511725.6256
😎 (not 🧐)60.561031.926
western (not eastern)60.473033.121
worldly (not innocent)60.294126.0261
politically correct (not edgy)60.245225.5285
competitive (not cooperative)60.181527.4274
bold (not serious)60.063124.1274
basic (not hipster)60.071826.2253
philosophical (not real)60.022626.2148
classical (not avant-garde)60.063224.767
impulsive (not cautious)59.860125.7255
normal (not weird)59.740524.9300
sensitive (not thick-skinned)59.649823.0260
industrial (not domestic)59.652427.359
anxious (not calm)59.573822.6240
genuine (not sarcastic)59.460228.3292
trendy (not vintage)59.225528.513
innocent (not jaded)59.233130.010
reasoned (not instinctual)59.142729.0260
wooden (not plastic)58.992222.716
warm (not quarrelsome)58.851825.6292
lover (not fighter)58.857029.310
open (not guarded)58.724524.2247
specialist (not generalist)58.673326.967
biased (not impartial)58.397825.7246
methodical (not astonishing)58.278027.7267
average (not deviant)58.136925.5138
non-gamer (not gamer)58.179629.512
dramatic (not comedic)58.095925.112
deliberate (not spontaneous)57.986927.8237
musical (not off-key)57.944029.815
accommodating (not stubborn)57.925425.58
direct (not roundabout)57.697127.3267
hunter (not gatherer)57.672428.117
fixable (not unfixable)57.478729.814
soft (not hard)57.355321.774
princess (not queen)57.246428.210
Coke (not Pepsi)57.149430.211
imaginative (not practical)57.044128.6213
scientific (not artistic)56.871727.2275
🐮 (not 🐷)56.874425.821
loud (not quiet)56.773324.8264
awkward (not suspicious)56.740923.3242
OCD (not ADHD)56.788133.615
stable (not moody)56.635926.2258
poetic (not factual)56.648825.214
metaphorical (not literal)56.533729.0242
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.570325.6104
cool (not dorky)56.575629.329
👻 (not 🤖)56.366230.431
minimalist (not pack rat)56.269020.024
offended (not chill)56.277227.915
contrarian (not yes-man)56.184118.815
flexible (not rigid)56.050323.6241
feisty (not gracious)55.9102624.4233
lavish (not frugal)55.760722.3212
moderate (not extreme)55.744324.4219
vulnerable (not armoured)55.744423.6215
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.771923.913
devout (not heathen)55.573224.1238
💝 (not 💔)55.470032.029
vanilla (not kinky)55.366226.4235
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.334527.6159
🐴 (not 🦄)55.278433.525
playful (not serious)54.655022.8297
varied (not repetitive)54.640226.991
utilitarian (not decorative)54.695724.056
tautology (not oxymoron)54.630629.514
multicolored (not monochrome)54.567129.962
rebellious (not obedient)54.092124.0225
gullible (not cynical)54.047927.86
lenient (not strict)53.962522.9256
tight (not loose)53.9101923.319
natural-talent (not hard-work)53.943830.911
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.864228.9284
overspender (not penny-pincher)53.661425.320
👽 (not 🤡)53.680324.918
🐐 (not 🦒)53.5102127.230
ironic (not profound)53.475133.811
naive (not paranoid)53.446626.010
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.267827.18
proper (not scandalous)53.172926.4242
mischievous (not well behaved)53.088825.9291
mature (not juvenile)52.984721.964
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.8106621.1137
epic (not deep)52.875227.914
🤠 (not 🤑)52.693829.736
frank (not sugarcoated)52.4120925.114
quirky (not predictable)52.477831.58
tame (not wild)52.260224.7204
logical (not emotional)52.169526.1290
traditional (not unorthodox)52.165226.962
regular (not zany)52.161530.617
lighthearted (not intense)52.145418.513
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)52.095719.120
haunted (not blissful)52.0107224.314
grateful (not entitled)52.073625.922
🏌 (not 🤺)51.932729.430
cheesy (not chic)51.982730.78
objective (not subjective)51.870227.867
intimate (not formal)51.777622.330
fire (not water)51.797832.814
explorer (not builder)51.478728.5230
Roman (not Greek)51.481832.79
giggling (not chortling)51.450321.314
bashful (not exhibitionist)51.448628.69
flamboyant (not modest)51.371825.6299
sober (not indulgent)51.372625.9255
compersive (not jealous)51.375325.3222
overprepared (not efficient)51.333735.116
🧢 (not 🎩)51.073830.640
air (not earth)51.046026.98
transient (not permanent)50.962425.883
triggered (not trolling)50.1113624.813
mild (not spicy)50.257826.4262
impatient (not patient)50.8101826.286
monastic (not hedonist)50.267720.217
centrist (not radical)50.369422.311
pacifist (not ferocious)50.658525.3272
theoretical (not empirical)50.460327.6243

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. Skylar (0.826)
  2. Julian Bashir (0.824)
  3. Alexis Castle (0.815)
  4. Rachel Zane (0.811)
  5. C. J. Cregg (0.8)
  6. Iris West (0.793)
  7. Derek Shepherd (0.791)
  8. Juliet O'Hara (0.779)
  9. Josiah Bartlet (0.776)
  10. Princess Leia (0.77)
  1. Kermit (-0.543)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.505)
  3. Moe Szyslak (-0.495)
  4. Eric O'Bannon (-0.494)
  5. Nelson Muntz (-0.49)
  6. Tommy (-0.485)
  7. Brad Bellick (-0.471)
  8. Sam Healy (-0.461)
  9. Theon Greyjoy (-0.45)
  10. Dennis Nedry (-0.446)

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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