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Charlie Young Personality Statistics

Charlie Young 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
loyal (not traitorous)94.73711.7276
diligent (not lazy)94.6508.5294
🌟 (not 💩)94.31011.518
respectful (not rude)94.238.0317
loveable (not punchable)94.059.215
competent (not incompetent)93.6499.0226
reasonable (not deranged)93.536.725
treasure (not trash)92.5177.927
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.0859.6275
kind (not cruel)91.9609.8278
healthy (not sickly)91.71710.0279
persistent (not quitter)91.61648.618
valedictorian (not drop out)91.66613.730
fresh (not stinky)91.6149.716
go-getter (not slugabed)91.4439.921
legit (not scrub)91.3178.125
heroic (not villainous)91.15911.6304
patriotic (not unpatriotic)90.91611.226
confidential (not gossiping)90.73111.9254
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.7798.516
civilized (not barbaric)90.5519.6293
egalitarian (not racist)90.37011.018
human (not animalistic)90.21810.1253
resourceful (not helpless)89.712310.973
reliable (not experimental)89.6208.715
attractive (not repulsive)89.19612.0268
honorable (not cunning)88.91614.2297
tasteful (not lewd)88.81811.3307
high IQ (not low IQ)88.719511.9239
consistent (not variable)88.71811.89
straight (not queer)88.69913.289
altruistic (not selfish)88.62610.8270
resolute (not wavering)88.53011.117
active (not slothful)88.411412.1258
young (not old)88.25512.3240
😇 (not 😈)88.23514.117
studious (not goof-off)88.01169.720
soulful (not soulless)87.611911.666
beautiful (not ugly)87.423512.371
perceptive (not unobservant)87.320011.415
sensible (not ludicrous)87.12510.8264
sane (not crazy)87.1411.925
orderly (not chaotic)87.04712.5303
English (not German)86.94313.79
workaholic (not slacker)86.922312.767
wholesome (not salacious)86.85312.522
driven (not unambitious)86.533213.8213
neat (not messy)86.511213.7162
nurturing (not poisonous)86.58311.990
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.54015.676
alert (not oblivious)86.58519.615
democratic (not authoritarian)86.4915.7293
angelic (not demonic)86.35313.6277
sturdy (not flimsy)86.310012.418
works hard (not plays hard)85.79214.8280
deep (not shallow)85.73811.534
modest (not flamboyant)85.33915.0266
proper (not scandalous)84.95114.3219
pure (not debased)84.65413.2291
self-improving (not self-destructive)84.61412.919
important (not irrelevant)84.426614.626
believable (not poorly-written)84.210011.313
🐘 (not 🐀)84.11718.518
no-nonsense (not dramatic)84.13215.293
bright (not depressed)84.02614.7242
urban (not rural)83.99319.719
humble (not arrogant)83.55516.5250
frugal (not lavish)83.43114.0239
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.46218.2248
equitable (not hypocritical)83.42415.597
prestigious (not disreputable)83.110814.3225
📈 (not 📉)82.82421.720
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.616015.9273
liberal (not conservative)82.59615.024
feminist (not sexist)82.523515.021
sweet (not bitter)82.49813.4246
first-mate (not captain)82.312517.8229
curious (not apathetic)82.210717.0265
rhythmic (not stuttering)82.214118.613
patient (not impatient)82.04716.566
manicured (not scruffy)81.932117.8216
gendered (not androgynous)81.739119.181
masculine (not feminine)81.728714.3249
coordinated (not clumsy)81.729317.7268
interesting (not tiresome)81.316817.6269
sober (not indulgent)81.23515.8288
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.129418.0251
neurotypical (not autistic)81.19218.6245
stylish (not slovenly)81.020814.9269
fixable (not unfixable)81.0288.79
precise (not vague)80.916315.4152
rational (not whimsical)80.814515.3270
good-humored (not angry)80.814915.7197
disarming (not creepy)80.812314.375
street-smart (not sheltered)80.724916.5233
tactful (not indiscreet)80.29320.325
genius (not dunce)80.123814.4310
devout (not heathen)79.75915.9242
straightforward (not cryptic)79.511120.0284
penny-pincher (not overspender)79.55017.017
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.425015.6272
warm (not quarrelsome)79.49916.4247
emancipated (not enslaved)79.414618.1222
complimentary (not insulting)79.213320.973
smooth (not rough)79.06315.6272
stable (not moody)78.83017.8252
🥰 (not 🙃)78.56713.919
permanent (not transient)78.36817.566
minimalist (not pack rat)78.25114.022
open-minded (not close-minded)78.112815.6244
well behaved (not mischievous)78.110721.8278
😏 (not 😬)78.111720.918
wise (not foolish)77.718615.6254
forgiving (not vengeful)77.616818.5277
quiet (not loud)77.612414.6283
eloquent (not unpolished)77.629719.4274
sheriff (not outlaw)77.517717.6228
warm (not cold)77.420819.1244
musical (not off-key)77.48714.111
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.137417.627
statist (not anarchist)76.97912.423
moderate (not extreme)76.83916.5219
normal (not weird)76.74519.8260
cautious (not impulsive)76.215517.1266
demure (not vain)76.07218.6245
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)76.014322.917
chill (not offended)76.09215.212
efficient (not overprepared)75.813927.018
involved (not remote)75.626721.0253
mature (not juvenile)75.627222.880
concrete (not abstract)75.414422.025
🧠 (not 💪)75.339417.322
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.217117.613
charming (not awkward)74.832220.1277
poor (not rich)74.713017.7272
technophile (not luddite)74.712617.3220
fast (not slow)74.534721.2247
😀 (not 😭)74.313318.226
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.241319.5248
mighty (not puny)74.043516.3287
extraordinary (not mundane)74.039621.6251
🧗 (not 🛌)74.034625.525
optimistic (not pessimistic)73.920921.3267
apprentice (not master)73.911521.880
introspective (not not introspective)73.822617.516
tame (not wild)73.812217.6204
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)73.79617.619
sunny (not gloomy)73.621418.811
accepting (not judgemental)73.518523.0128
French (not Russian)73.515922.18
practical (not imaginative)73.431919.8231
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.117522.7212
genuine (not sarcastic)73.023822.7264
calm (not anxious)72.812422.4266
independent (not codependent)72.739424.3222
tailor (not blacksmith)72.634222.513
pro (not noob)72.356324.218
official (not backdoor)72.216122.8239
joyful (not miserable)72.217221.225
refined (not rugged)72.135020.5314
obedient (not rebellious)72.015620.9213
flourishing (not traumatized)71.96717.614
funny (not humorless)71.934221.7283
high-tech (not low-tech)71.624616.6227
oppressed (not privileged)71.513112.410
🐮 (not 🐷)71.47515.621
direct (not roundabout)71.148522.4270
intellectual (not physical)71.048018.9239
utilitarian (not decorative)71.035519.256
vibrant (not geriatric)71.044125.817
mainstream (not arcane)70.68721.2239
confident (not insecure)70.552521.1273
politically correct (not edgy)70.417122.9275
generalist (not specialist)70.43222.063
scholarly (not crafty)70.316623.3222
real (not philosophical)70.332023.7140
romantic (not dispassionate)70.048710.712
enlightened (not lost)69.919317.618
stoic (not expressive)69.919522.3297
private (not gregarious)69.637222.4295
glad (not mad)69.520019.624
modern (not historical)69.433323.3146
methodical (not astonishing)69.235423.0269
political (not nonpolitical)69.133027.3288
😊 (not 🤣)69.037127.431
cooperative (not competitive)68.819524.3287
nerd (not jock)68.847620.4299
👟 (not 🥾)68.825426.730
gracious (not feisty)68.79222.6250
vanilla (not kinky)68.527821.4234
reasoned (not instinctual)68.518125.3288
🤖 (not 👻)68.521023.614
linear (not circular)68.515226.46
scientific (not artistic)68.238818.8255
happy (not sad)68.219319.9225
compersive (not jealous)68.223323.2221
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.132423.4246
multicolored (not monochrome)68.025625.372
theist (not atheist)67.917023.160
presidential (not folksy)67.537820.56
formal (not intimate)67.431723.725
existentialist (not nihilist)67.327317.239
reserved (not chatty)67.134220.4294
brave (not careful)66.549425.0253
monastic (not hedonist)66.310927.110
strict (not lenient)66.143221.7248
fortunate (not unlucky)65.924021.8313
💝 (not 💔)65.932132.915
preppy (not punk rock)65.951427.38
purple (not orange)65.723620.7168
bookish (not sporty)65.757622.2213
average (not deviant)65.516723.6135
unassuming (not pretentious)65.519222.921
classical (not avant-garde)65.339021.959
vegan (not cannibal)65.235724.515
empirical (not theoretical)65.125524.7219
socialist (not libertarian)65.14422.1228
chaste (not lustful)64.724821.3258
👽 (not 🤡)64.735023.918
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.642930.123
literal (not metaphorical)64.543621.8247
decisive (not hesitant)64.269622.3250
hoarder (not unprepared)64.243014.5213
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.942323.8309
subdued (not exuberant)63.921821.512
😎 (not 🧐)63.744726.827
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)63.658427.312
traditional (not unorthodox)63.533525.871
objective (not subjective)63.420724.280
serious (not playful)63.359522.5301
guarded (not open)63.274522.3292
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.067225.0227
logical (not emotional)62.833721.9286
trusting (not suspicious)62.632825.2251
tight (not loose)62.666420.017
🤔 (not 🤫)62.542529.922
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)62.271430.224
regular (not zany)61.924623.215
thin (not thick)61.852722.8141
highbrow (not lowbrow)61.656722.0252
builder (not explorer)61.539325.1227
🐐 (not 🦒)61.553627.228
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.446325.8237
chortling (not giggling)61.260418.15
serious (not bold)60.935324.9272
basic (not hipster)60.658624.6279
🧢 (not 🎩)60.644225.921
hurried (not leisurely)60.548922.9220
🐿 (not 🦇)60.054727.612
literary (not mathematical)59.758724.5257
communal (not individualist)59.727528.463
cheery (not sorrowful)59.636422.1242
obsessed (not aloof)59.665620.9249
🐩 (not 🐒)59.450226.712
child free (not pronatalist)59.167829.1175
frenzied (not sleepy)58.896620.112
gatherer (not hunter)58.847528.66
open-book (not secretive)58.731722.514
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.731917.710
moist (not dry)58.542320.113
pacifist (not ferocious)58.335425.3252
armoured (not vulnerable)58.268926.2229
🤺 (not 🏌)58.185323.519
trolling (not triggered)58.126121.28
idealist (not realist)57.846228.564
Italian (not Swedish)57.854421.49
factual (not poetic)57.858722.316
🥳 (not 🥴)57.735928.514
complicated (not simple)57.675325.1243
cosmopolitan (not provincial)57.552525.8224
meek (not bossy)57.228920.9250
assertive (not passive)57.287921.9220
🤠 (not 🤑)57.266129.516
innocent (not worldly)57.129223.7238
tall (not short)57.163619.6220
flexible (not rigid)57.139525.4250
melee (not ranged)57.132222.211
soft (not hard)56.847023.2269
submissive (not dominant)56.734921.7248
resistant (not resigned)56.795526.2228
awkward (not suspicious)56.434721.6236
soft (not hard)55.947724.276
tense (not relaxed)55.796025.5295
Greek (not Roman)55.738830.512
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.774524.715
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.572529.38
🤐 (not 😜)55.456827.220
bold (not shy)55.3107824.3284
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.144526.1247
mild (not spicy)55.138923.3247
cool (not dorky)55.065625.012
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.926818.7111
work-first (not family-first)54.959727.4223
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.851424.313
impartial (not biased)54.617924.8236
domestic (not industrial)53.952826.267
conventional (not creative)53.850926.5282
insider (not outsider)53.651227.2131
introvert (not extrovert)53.346527.0265
💃 (not 🧕)52.880421.526
🐴 (not 🦄)52.768825.420
trusting (not charming)52.651828.1241
corporate (not freelance)52.652019.810
playful (not shy)52.393224.4295
western (not eastern)52.395028.523
varied (not repetitive)52.240625.879
social (not reclusive)52.270926.526
metrosexual (not macho)52.178519.217
alpha (not beta)52.080725.1205
intense (not lighthearted)52.088525.911
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.951028.9142
morning lark (not night owl)51.747428.9110
whippersnapper (not sage)51.265930.214
skeptical (not spiritual)50.197824.9279
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.752123.8206

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Glenn Rhee (0.879)
  2. Arthur (0.879)
  3. Melinda Warner (0.859)
  4. Anna Bates (0.858)
  5. Samantha Carter (0.848)
  1. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.712)
  2. Krusty the Clown (-0.71)
  3. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.697)
  4. Arturo Roman (-0.691)
  5. Frank Gallagher (-0.684)

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 = 0.43)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.38)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.32)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.24)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.24)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.16)
  7. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.14)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.12)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.12)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.08)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.07)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.06)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.01)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.07)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.07)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.09)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.12)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.15)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.16)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.17)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.19)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.2)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.2)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.43)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.47)


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