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Columbus Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Columbus is a character from Zombieland.

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 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
nerd (not jock)94.05110.071
🧠 (not 💪)92.9459.287
anxious (not calm)91.6188.660
tense (not relaxed)91.05811.291
cautious (not impulsive)89.1820.253
civilized (not barbaric)88.810512.771
bookish (not sporty)88.717413.372
gamer (not non-gamer)88.71718.5129
kind (not cruel)88.318614.058
intellectual (not physical)88.013814.056
dorky (not cool)87.63214.157
human (not animalistic)87.48410.777
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.712317.073
loyal (not traitorous)86.246317.384
thinker (not doer)85.8815.4130
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)85.811017.453
awkward (not charming)85.43116.569
🐿 (not 🦇)85.45917.665
white knight (not bad boy)85.48514.661
heroic (not villainous)85.232915.174
well behaved (not mischievous)85.04918.986
twitchy (not still)84.910116.1149
submissive (not dominant)84.85918.070
love-focused (not money-focused)84.430919.449
😇 (not 😈)84.211717.671
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.27715.762
awkward (not suspicious)84.14121.660
insecure (not confident)83.74317.770
beta (not alpha)83.57617.967
first-mate (not captain)83.512517.459
introvert (not extrovert)83.47820.591
forgiving (not vengeful)83.212113.672
quiet (not loud)83.110219.873
sensitive (not thick-skinned)83.07115.855
timid (not cocky)83.02118.353
reclusive (not social)82.410916.577
English (not German)82.418920.967
diligent (not lazy)82.281218.765
claustrophobic (not spelunker)82.11721.852
high IQ (not low IQ)81.561319.570
one-faced (not two-faced)81.428922.8109
egalitarian (not racist)81.364518.760
mild (not spicy)81.25317.992
methodical (not astonishing)81.111018.574
🎨 (not 🏀)81.036418.581
weird (not normal)80.923018.954
vanilla (not kinky)80.98923.672
stuttering (not rhythmic)80.92918.663
thin (not thick)80.98522.378
slovenly (not stylish)80.86617.355
low self esteem (not narcissistic)80.85622.369
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.728425.970
🐀 (not 🐘)80.75619.951
protagonist (not antagonist)80.737726.054
on-time (not tardy)80.643126.8113
tame (not wild)80.47419.682
princess (not queen)80.34622.557
pacifist (not ferocious)80.38118.056
cheesy (not chic)80.311723.060
respectful (not rude)80.229824.260
water (not fire)80.27820.877
works hard (not plays hard)80.136121.171
young (not old)80.139618.766
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.15419.764
careful (not brave)80.14721.467
orderly (not chaotic)80.022625.879
soft (not hard)80.013916.956
tight (not loose)79.926323.657
frugal (not lavish)79.79114.273
scientific (not artistic)79.625819.468
shy (not playful)79.53919.481
self-conscious (not self-assured)79.35522.961
reasoned (not instinctual)79.26026.059
perceptive (not unobservant)79.270926.676
obedient (not rebellious)79.010222.477
hypochondriac (not stoic)79.05523.455
meek (not bossy)78.98322.470
consistent (not variable)78.914923.060
devoted (not unfaithful)78.881924.551
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)78.811920.377
reasonable (not deranged)78.824721.557
thrifty (not extravagant)78.78120.2107
soft (not hard)78.618022.064
skeptical (not spiritual)78.538326.470
fast-talking (not slow-talking)78.525825.461
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.253823.658
shy (not bold)78.13220.967
wholesome (not salacious)78.029223.465
sensible (not ludicrous)77.924023.959
valedictorian (not drop out)77.855125.178
neat (not messy)77.643927.281
passive (not assertive)77.65724.867
precise (not vague)77.533222.766
OCD (not ADHD)77.526928.2127
reliable (not experimental)77.423324.973
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.256524.653
often crying (not never cries)77.215315.958
soulful (not soulless)77.167921.867
emotional (not unemotional)77.151025.757
self-disciplined (not disorganized)77.069929.558
unambiguous (not mysterious)77.015522.174
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)77.03326.564
vegan (not cannibal)76.919921.470
empath (not psychopath)76.844021.2100
gatherer (not hunter)76.720021.262
rational (not whimsical)76.632226.767
believable (not poorly-written)76.656822.770
introspective (not not introspective)76.425527.950
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)76.422724.168
metrosexual (not macho)76.220920.560
important (not irrelevant)76.284823.760
main character (not side character)75.946831.352
repetitive (not varied)75.812025.889
analysis (not common sense)75.725126.059
lover (not fighter)75.724418.1102
indie (not pop)75.729825.865
angelic (not demonic)75.635519.358
pointed (not random)75.663928.9109
good-humored (not angry)75.337821.467
cooperative (not competitive)75.218122.879
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.160123.859
atheist (not theist)75.132024.868
sheriff (not outlaw)75.032825.069
clean (not perverted)74.959225.1103
🤐 (not 😜)74.827924.959
tailor (not blacksmith)74.831321.650
proper (not scandalous)74.830423.168
practical (not imaginative)74.742529.453
vintage (not trendy)74.655720.4129
devout (not heathen)74.518223.250
apprentice (not master)74.216021.459
hoarder (not unprepared)74.121023.167
pensive (not serene)74.133323.197
realistic (not fantastical)74.036227.7145
high-tech (not low-tech)73.933222.862
statist (not anarchist)73.817923.557
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.86524.8129
innocent (not jaded)73.615724.953
demure (not vain)73.615521.956
clumsy (not coordinated)73.520823.854
🧐 (not 😎)73.523324.560
flower child (not goth)73.551520.951
flimsy (not sturdy)73.49722.974
straight (not queer)73.475725.458
democratic (not authoritarian)73.325228.376
off-key (not musical)73.320121.371
traditional (not unorthodox)73.124526.359
picky (not always down)73.129525.371
nurturing (not poisonous)73.156421.469
average (not deviant)73.08825.171
romantic (not dispassionate)73.058522.666
hurried (not leisurely)72.423826.964
triggered (not trolling)72.430725.971
🤖 (not 👻)72.318222.159
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.239123.6129
politically correct (not edgy)72.023325.961
utilitarian (not decorative)71.941524.561
studious (not goof-off)71.980128.670
gendered (not androgynous)71.7111724.155
realistic (not ambitious)71.712927.1103
sweet (not bitter)71.440721.451
technophile (not luddite)71.324922.673
frenzied (not sleepy)71.375225.863
sober (not indulgent)71.222525.956
realist (not idealist)71.231026.567
serious (not playful)71.067523.567
guarded (not open)71.084529.259
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)70.922027.656
trusting (not charming)70.814226.671
gracious (not feisty)70.811422.777
alert (not oblivious)70.772229.684
traumatized (not flourishing)70.659825.459
puny (not mighty)70.512022.064
attentive (not interrupting)70.538127.6142
paranoid (not naive)70.542228.750
monochrome (not multicolored)70.431827.861
literal (not metaphorical)70.335127.260
genius (not dunce)70.272920.166
tactful (not indiscreet)70.148625.368
motivated (not unmotivated)70.1136627.352
humble (not arrogant)70.036524.772
factual (not poetic)69.945429.853
fixable (not unfixable)69.936323.965
classical (not avant-garde)69.837225.360
modest (not flamboyant)69.751325.268
😬 (not 😏)69.622228.859
honorable (not cunning)69.656227.985
sane (not crazy)69.637225.975
washed (not muddy)69.562624.873
🧢 (not 🎩)69.346532.469
serious (not bold)69.129525.486
scholarly (not crafty)69.128028.558
factual (not exaggerating)69.143829.9157
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)69.047726.667
giving (not receiving)69.063727.253
poor (not rich)68.834719.957
cringeworthy (not inspiring)68.830922.972
pure (not debased)68.751025.977
🧕 (not 💃)68.713427.061
desperate (not high standards)68.724628.4124
subdued (not exuberant)68.520223.462
workaholic (not slacker)68.3113028.472
moderate (not extreme)68.222028.780
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.250229.661
mathematical (not literary)68.125031.566
altruistic (not selfish)68.062023.170
confidential (not gossiping)67.788428.577
complimentary (not insulting)67.756328.053
funny (not humorless)67.564125.869
warm (not cold)67.563726.473
resourceful (not helpless)67.5122824.477
preppy (not punk rock)67.570830.055
transparent (not machiavellian)67.532632.148
hesitant (not decisive)67.417530.885
permanent (not transient)67.240828.166
🥴 (not 🥳)67.242029.174
refined (not rugged)67.164428.468
competent (not incompetent)66.8121726.188
codependent (not independent)66.829329.656
feminist (not sexist)66.894921.563
🤔 (not 🤫)66.838430.077
eastern (not western)66.56530.953
treasure (not trash)66.4123324.472
centrist (not radical)66.418825.857
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.457629.352
persistent (not quitter)66.4164026.974
prudish (not flirtatious)66.435026.050
obsessed (not aloof)66.366027.467
yes-man (not contrarian)66.320029.755
theoretical (not empirical)66.27534.668
sorrowful (not cheery)66.171327.367
minimalist (not pack rat)66.042130.873
domestic (not industrial)65.634224.557
expressive (not stoic)65.672129.461
rigid (not flexible)65.558526.960
linear (not circular)65.527225.562
overprepared (not efficient)65.410132.660
🤠 (not 🤑)65.376224.661
🛌 (not 🧗)65.327229.758
😭 (not 😀)65.139826.555
concrete (not abstract)65.159430.978
generous (not stingy)65.179928.3111
strict (not lenient)65.066832.385
sheltered (not street-smart)65.037232.165
miserable (not joyful)64.973223.370
family-first (not work-first)64.863229.480
straightforward (not cryptic)64.785728.463
unchallenging (not demanding)64.716429.2131
prestigious (not disreputable)64.681024.954
privileged (not oppressed)64.692123.971
wooden (not plastic)64.686627.595
trusting (not suspicious)64.445033.379
deep (not shallow)64.380226.356
accommodating (not stubborn)64.320831.9113
haunted (not blissful)64.194125.3108
👟 (not 🥾)64.154136.072
winter (not summer)64.155231.256
rock (not rap)64.0135426.658
private (not gregarious)63.883528.579
warm (not quarrelsome)63.852827.657
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)63.756627.855
overachiever (not underachiever)63.7124333.0109
outsider (not insider)63.656232.574
ironic (not profound)63.445526.292
disarming (not creepy)63.3106523.950
gloomy (not sunny)63.372626.557
logical (not emotional)63.250527.765
child free (not pronatalist)63.283132.955
innocent (not worldly)63.128427.369
wise (not foolish)63.074224.577
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.056929.384
🥶 (not 🥵)63.037227.384
dry (not moist)62.948728.554
weakass (not badass)62.925222.4126
conventional (not creative)62.749833.558
orange (not purple)62.446229.755
regular (not zany)62.339029.469
deep (not epic)62.237526.3111
cat person (not dog person)62.260135.755
sad (not happy)62.186222.766
open-book (not secretive)62.137429.182
🐴 (not 🦄)61.875831.865
😊 (not 🤣)61.890131.063
French (not Russian)61.875728.752
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.858428.8119
curious (not apathetic)61.7109128.067
mundane (not extraordinary)61.725429.960
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)61.544134.654
active (not slothful)61.4145227.374
chatty (not reserved)61.373331.872
interested (not bored)61.2116728.5118
earth (not air)61.287530.787
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.125431.280
🏌 (not 🤺)61.120330.758
depressed (not bright)61.056725.070
basic (not hipster)60.979030.366
Swedish (not Italian)60.952330.354
offended (not chill)60.879527.868
genuine (not sarcastic)60.774534.358
geriatric (not vibrant)60.726424.765
grateful (not entitled)60.767827.6108
roundabout (not direct)60.624230.954
urban (not rural)60.6111632.153
enslaved (not emancipated)60.424424.259
driven (not unambitious)60.4164428.468
🎃 (not 💀)60.257928.571
healthy (not sickly)60.1120629.061
beautiful (not ugly)59.9143223.563
morning lark (not night owl)59.746132.162
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.7100930.364
📈 (not 📉)59.2106631.262
liberal (not conservative)59.198528.651
🐩 (not 🐒)59.176532.759
manicured (not scruffy)58.9109430.264
existentialist (not nihilist)58.994531.155
objective (not subjective)58.947931.958
biased (not impartial)58.7120531.366
vulnerable (not armoured)58.746630.568
corporate (not freelance)58.757832.859
🌟 (not 💩)58.6133730.449
tasteful (not lewd)58.5108629.861
envious (not prideful)58.515527.3181
simple (not complicated)58.434030.362
everyman (not chosen one)58.459730.657
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.369130.1104
glad (not mad)58.260225.780
attractive (not repulsive)58.1135924.059
lighthearted (not intense)58.144130.160
🐮 (not 🐷)58.087929.970
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.067031.764
ranged (not melee)57.974230.967
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.861433.953
🐐 (not 🦒)57.8103432.462
opinionated (not neutral)57.8161032.5123
lost (not enlightened)57.681827.766
jealous (not compersive)57.573324.361
patient (not impatient)57.554330.574
Greek (not Roman)57.539324.947
noob (not pro)57.432531.471
fresh (not stinky)57.4121430.764
pretentious (not unassuming)57.292130.761
wavering (not resolute)57.228628.061
resigned (not resistant)57.114932.762
monastic (not hedonist)57.150125.432
close-minded (not open-minded)56.655527.963
loveable (not punchable)56.6111232.255
smooth (not rough)56.580326.853
cultured (not rustic)56.2107326.953
unlucky (not fortunate)56.085632.660
formal (not intimate)56.078428.469
legit (not scrub)56.0143230.980
predictable (not quirky)55.871033.045
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.743332.748
official (not backdoor)55.671329.957
🤡 (not 👽)55.662631.169
long-winded (not concise)55.668030.756
short (not tall)55.568826.0138
autistic (not neurotypical)55.526231.970
opinionated (not jealous)55.5145930.551
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.493129.9104
tautology (not oxymoron)55.434433.527
touchy-feely (not distant)54.973929.456
feminine (not masculine)54.874223.998
chaste (not lustful)54.869227.471
🙃 (not 🥰)54.877231.951
modern (not historical)54.799529.651
whippersnapper (not sage)54.782927.864
Pepsi (not Coke)54.757936.0114
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.593930.761
sugarcoated (not frank)54.531630.166
freak (not normie)54.298231.1123
fast (not slow)54.1137325.168
dramatic (not comedic)53.9129930.8125
💝 (not 💔)53.896634.870
fearmongering (not reassuring)53.371135.758
folksy (not presidential)53.183130.550
gullible (not cynical)52.962633.674
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.679434.567
accepting (not judgemental)52.688733.059
monotone (not expressive)52.666132.166
builder (not explorer)52.487429.957
communal (not individualist)52.366932.668
stable (not moody)52.158329.369
socialist (not libertarian)52.163031.461
reactive (not proactive)52.1105333.870
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.045628.751
eloquent (not unpolished)51.9120629.467
philosophical (not real)51.954333.873
go-getter (not slugabed)51.8173427.865
giggling (not chortling)51.562530.652
juvenile (not mature)51.485030.478
generalist (not specialist)51.461333.269
asexual (not sexual)51.459229.6103
interesting (not tiresome)51.3152429.067
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.2131427.663
remote (not involved)51.138632.959
arcane (not mainstream)51.0117032.160
uninspiring (not charismatic)50.136525.959
hypocritical (not equitable)50.987329.660
nonpolitical (not political)50.879931.961
self-improving (not self-destructive)50.889727.058

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Evan (0.918)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.904)
  3. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.866)
  4. Leonard Hofstadter (0.865)
  5. Chidi Anagonye (0.846)
  6. Timothy McGee (0.845)
  7. Stu (0.84)
  8. Ben Wyatt (0.826)
  9. Otis Milburn (0.822)
  10. Caleb Smith (0.819)
  1. Charlie Harper (-0.617)
  2. Noah Puckerman (-0.602)
  3. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.592)
  4. Billy Hargrove (-0.575)
  5. Jennifer Check (-0.552)
  6. Sterling Archer (-0.548)
  7. Bart Simpson (-0.548)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.539)
  9. Tyler Durden (-0.539)
  10. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.531)

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

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


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