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Michael Bluth Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Michael Bluth is a character from Arrested Development.

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
main character (not side character)92.912314.211
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)91.2510.356
workaholic (not slacker)90.315113.189
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)90.32111.528
tense (not relaxed)90.18513.063
diligent (not lazy)89.234613.060
works hard (not plays hard)88.46214.067
straight (not queer)87.912217.763
civilized (not barbaric)87.813213.378
penny-pincher (not overspender)87.8710.575
human (not animalistic)86.910113.689
practical (not imaginative)86.46412.763
preppy (not punk rock)86.49616.427
OCD (not ADHD)86.34219.525
basic (not hipster)86.13415.376
🧠 (not 💪)85.922012.371
skeptical (not spiritual)85.311818.575
rational (not whimsical)84.68519.479
motivated (not unmotivated)84.664817.549
pointed (not random)84.421617.125
vanilla (not kinky)84.13615.470
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.820421.376
methodical (not astonishing)83.85817.861
gendered (not androgynous)83.437520.456
hurried (not leisurely)83.33014.181
corporate (not freelance)83.38325.526
modest (not flamboyant)82.88816.277
serious (not playful)82.526116.281
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.422518.262
frugal (not lavish)82.25018.262
studious (not goof-off)82.238119.380
persistent (not quitter)82.292518.464
normie (not freak)82.12521.429
predictable (not quirky)82.11520.332
unlucky (not fortunate)81.96317.280
politically correct (not edgy)81.84115.976
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.77916.566
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.514219.970
mild (not spicy)81.25319.986
overachiever (not underachiever)81.149825.233
involved (not remote)81.117315.669
driven (not unambitious)80.974316.272
washed (not muddy)80.916620.034
serious (not bold)80.94717.478
valedictorian (not drop out)80.742321.669
hard-work (not natural-talent)80.710518.431
clean (not perverted)80.635820.625
tight (not loose)80.623815.846
nerd (not jock)80.536519.062
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.536719.051
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.47615.369
anxious (not calm)80.320018.976
realistic (not fantastical)80.217322.426
bookish (not sporty)79.747420.190
intellectual (not physical)79.640218.771
well behaved (not mischievous)79.413720.169
believable (not poorly-written)79.340519.129
tame (not wild)79.38720.586
🐴 (not 🦄)79.117825.455
active (not slothful)79.067218.486
builder (not explorer)79.06114.861
frenzied (not sleepy)79.031222.631
factual (not exaggerating)79.016320.938
devoted (not unfaithful)79.081021.927
sensible (not ludicrous)78.921218.863
concrete (not abstract)78.912620.064
non-gamer (not gamer)78.923925.125
real (not philosophical)78.714024.770
triggered (not trolling)78.67817.136
cautious (not impulsive)78.518421.380
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)78.29721.832
conventional (not creative)78.114321.064
cheesy (not chic)78.116618.741
sheriff (not outlaw)78.024824.970
🐿 (not 🦇)77.922822.359
important (not irrelevant)77.976625.1107
on-time (not tardy)77.854923.034
egalitarian (not racist)77.786417.550
factual (not poetic)77.721419.836
presidential (not folksy)77.624119.039
morning lark (not night owl)77.59121.969
white knight (not bad boy)77.433818.742
loyal (not traitorous)77.388525.158
traditional (not unorthodox)77.215120.871
offended (not chill)77.227423.940
🤖 (not 👻)77.010218.054
centrist (not radical)77.02721.628
statist (not anarchist)76.910724.083
regular (not zany)76.95723.250
official (not backdoor)76.911323.767
consistent (not variable)76.820925.838
straightforward (not cryptic)76.624223.970
utilitarian (not decorative)76.621414.764
monochrome (not multicolored)76.517725.367
thrifty (not extravagant)76.512622.232
reasoned (not instinctual)76.410223.663
pronatalist (not child free)76.38720.770
reasonable (not deranged)76.331824.165
healthy (not sickly)76.254220.463
repetitive (not varied)76.111421.481
scientific (not artistic)76.134618.272
careful (not brave)76.18721.675
🤔 (not 🤫)76.08025.555
English (not German)76.057126.525
reliable (not experimental)76.027324.729
attractive (not repulsive)75.976916.670
miserable (not joyful)75.829816.359
neurotypical (not autistic)75.739324.065
proper (not scandalous)75.728219.071
go-getter (not slugabed)75.479921.851
obedient (not rebellious)75.417024.383
high IQ (not low IQ)75.492515.371
pensive (not serene)75.227122.924
strict (not lenient)75.236417.761
protagonist (not antagonist)75.264027.237
competent (not incompetent)75.086522.365
classical (not avant-garde)74.821223.377
pacifist (not ferocious)74.817922.266
guarded (not open)74.768823.288
orderly (not chaotic)74.740625.073
traumatized (not flourishing)74.644420.427
average (not deviant)74.56724.966
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)74.414321.477
dry (not moist)74.314728.631
opinionated (not neutral)74.396726.744
literal (not metaphorical)74.220125.691
haunted (not blissful)74.153823.736
privileged (not oppressed)74.159427.544
rigid (not flexible)73.931123.974
western (not eastern)73.920529.780
nurturing (not poisonous)73.853621.664
mature (not juvenile)73.747224.656
rock (not rap)73.771517.531
not genocidal (not genocidal)73.574628.929
dorky (not cool)73.425919.135
enslaved (not emancipated)73.45923.770
moderate (not extreme)73.312229.574
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.372019.934
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.383526.358
mundane (not extraordinary)73.28920.778
atheist (not theist)72.640927.764
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.536727.677
mathematical (not literary)72.517127.452
precise (not vague)72.453427.978
picky (not always down)72.331826.334
weakass (not badass)72.212817.934
legit (not scrub)72.177022.280
no-nonsense (not dramatic)71.627726.767
mainstream (not arcane)71.511527.574
mad (not glad)71.545322.451
fresh (not stinky)71.574123.576
realist (not idealist)71.330430.085
vintage (not trendy)71.271319.929
flower child (not goth)71.258919.427
sober (not indulgent)71.122825.076
wooden (not plastic)71.052328.524
🏌 (not 🤺)70.77027.058
resourceful (not helpless)70.5110826.972
giving (not receiving)70.459323.637
sorrowful (not cheery)70.253318.182
cultured (not rustic)70.151023.423
tactful (not indiscreet)70.049324.747
🧐 (not 😎)70.031625.858
paranoid (not naive)70.044125.040
kind (not cruel)69.994923.358
🧢 (not 🎩)69.845321.539
urban (not rural)69.773528.587
heroic (not villainous)69.796917.060
treasure (not trash)69.6110221.059
angelic (not demonic)69.555418.673
chortling (not giggling)69.549419.332
beautiful (not ugly)69.2116020.458
permanent (not transient)69.133428.563
subdued (not exuberant)69.118427.738
tasteful (not lewd)69.063123.286
formal (not intimate)68.842724.778
neat (not messy)68.674329.677
logical (not emotional)68.537325.664
intense (not lighthearted)68.582128.344
private (not gregarious)68.466922.969
sane (not crazy)68.440625.570
wholesome (not salacious)68.360824.751
bashful (not exhibitionist)68.014024.733
frank (not sugarcoated)68.093830.436
transparent (not machiavellian)68.031826.931
respectful (not rude)67.970121.976
disarming (not creepy)67.985619.470
😇 (not 😈)67.955221.452
honorable (not cunning)67.564523.596
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.424929.380
metrosexual (not macho)67.457317.140
lover (not fighter)67.446120.025
refined (not rugged)67.363521.583
😬 (not 😏)67.327327.053
confidential (not gossiping)67.290428.282
off-key (not musical)67.238623.132
tailor (not blacksmith)67.265030.325
businesslike (not chivalrous)67.246426.726
Pepsi (not Coke)67.19428.125
empath (not psychopath)67.080022.230
sad (not happy)66.867718.878
eloquent (not unpolished)66.877321.670
master (not apprentice)66.886924.558
soulful (not soulless)66.7111327.162
demanding (not unchallenging)66.6113025.139
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.561818.062
minimalist (not pack rat)66.540224.261
😭 (not 😀)66.436023.260
geriatric (not vibrant)66.117318.731
orange (not purple)66.031829.570
cynical (not gullible)66.076927.243
normal (not weird)65.931327.071
close-minded (not open-minded)65.834323.064
🤐 (not 😜)65.854127.561
deep (not epic)65.826619.522
sarcastic (not genuine)65.651925.675
🥴 (not 🥳)65.648724.160
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.619929.034
scholarly (not crafty)65.536825.880
uncreative (not open to new experinces)65.419826.482
self-destructive (not self-improving)65.456129.423
gatherer (not hunter)65.350631.744
earth (not air)65.069826.522
obsessed (not aloof)64.972025.674
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.950528.970
monotone (not expressive)64.930225.436
masculine (not feminine)64.792120.174
forgiving (not vengeful)64.662924.067
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.686525.552
jaded (not innocent)64.592027.829
ironic (not profound)64.341627.023
never cries (not often crying)64.373222.526
twitchy (not still)64.274326.735
depressed (not bright)64.046424.566
prideful (not envious)64.0108526.324
bossy (not meek)63.8105726.983
👟 (not 🥾)63.855231.964
independent (not codependent)63.790632.876
hypocritical (not equitable)63.747729.489
introspective (not not introspective)63.785729.589
captain (not first-mate)63.670633.490
judgemental (not accepting)63.464927.266
alert (not oblivious)63.496727.765
beta (not alpha)63.244528.6101
reassuring (not fearmongering)63.275932.441
soft (not hard)63.155724.982
monastic (not hedonist)63.126525.637
empirical (not theoretical)63.041330.653
fast (not slow)62.9106124.860
suspicious (not trusting)62.775029.673
domestic (not industrial)62.743527.567
feminist (not sexist)62.5106324.182
🐐 (not 🦒)62.475129.577
Roman (not Greek)62.436127.027
lost (not enlightened)62.462126.736
gloomy (not sunny)62.475925.648
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.438627.043
sage (not whippersnapper)62.445021.430
libertarian (not socialist)62.340725.175
altruistic (not selfish)62.283025.682
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.225026.835
devout (not heathen)62.165123.262
🌟 (not 💩)62.1123926.548
common sense (not analysis)62.127534.135
manicured (not scruffy)62.0101527.467
🧕 (not 💃)62.028229.573
water (not fire)61.946326.623
chaste (not lustful)61.847525.475
genius (not dunce)61.4108021.3106
old (not young)61.454916.270
pretentious (not unassuming)61.375929.572
ranged (not melee)61.254026.337
prestigious (not disreputable)61.096324.469
dog person (not cat person)61.063031.944
family-first (not work-first)60.974229.779
realistic (not ambitious)60.741432.440
stubborn (not accommodating)60.7121935.534
distant (not touchy-feely)60.678125.434
linear (not circular)60.351830.533
fast-talking (not slow-talking)60.195224.635
opinionated (not jealous)60.1126127.439
insecure (not confident)60.035327.271
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.0137229.265
one-faced (not two-faced)60.0107933.525
wise (not foolish)59.985922.485
sturdy (not flimsy)59.9111629.036
queen (not princess)59.698432.629
🐮 (not 🐷)59.577228.474
prudish (not flirtatious)59.258826.130
slovenly (not stylish)58.747224.057
overprepared (not efficient)58.719530.950
jealous (not compersive)58.669925.654
🤑 (not 🤠)58.556829.044
🐘 (not 🐀)58.466530.660
thin (not thick)58.396024.869
💔 (not 💝)58.364332.489
romantic (not dispassionate)58.3120027.837
biased (not impartial)58.2123928.776
modern (not historical)58.189227.256
vegan (not cannibal)58.183124.527
outsider (not insider)57.978131.665
🧗 (not 🛌)57.9109131.272
pop (not indie)57.940131.630
coordinated (not clumsy)57.8117028.474
quiet (not loud)57.773323.264
quarrelsome (not warm)57.787326.765
bitter (not sweet)57.778129.178
existentialist (not nihilist)57.7101728.662
stable (not moody)57.641730.570
hoarder (not unprepared)57.698425.263
hesitant (not decisive)57.538530.874
generalist (not specialist)57.435030.765
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)57.483626.756
🙃 (not 🥰)57.369335.278
bold (not shy)57.2155620.852
😊 (not 🤣)57.2106130.370
cringeworthy (not inspiring)57.158730.084
resolute (not wavering)57.0127530.756
assertive (not passive)56.8132027.865
fixable (not unfixable)56.6104129.135
perceptive (not unobservant)56.6153930.636
secretive (not open-book)56.4113926.936
political (not nonpolitical)56.393928.272
📉 (not 📈)56.134531.275
luddite (not technophile)56.077726.466
armoured (not vulnerable)56.0108329.777
objective (not subjective)56.063130.370
worldly (not innocent)55.9126628.258
🐩 (not 🐒)55.989130.046
everyman (not chosen one)55.967528.738
communal (not individualist)55.854431.266
deep (not shallow)55.8117527.084
dramatic (not comedic)55.7125027.927
sensitive (not thick-skinned)55.675628.480
puny (not mighty)55.541721.775
soft (not hard)55.576723.456
warm (not cold)55.597125.473
patient (not impatient)55.459732.578
proactive (not reactive)55.458432.833
direct (not roundabout)55.3129830.661
sheltered (not street-smart)55.360930.980
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.375728.330
resistant (not resigned)55.2151130.679
smooth (not rough)55.185523.874
arrogant (not humble)55.098525.358
low-tech (not high-tech)55.085927.559
competitive (not cooperative)54.9112731.087
thinker (not doer)54.948736.425
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.874030.266
emotional (not unemotional)54.8134528.530
shy (not playful)54.742722.153
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)54.796730.031
humorless (not funny)54.565628.181
pro (not noob)54.5141128.775
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.581833.535
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.453637.261
pure (not debased)54.397824.053
angry (not good-humored)54.376324.764
complicated (not simple)54.3129729.468
desperate (not high standards)54.360930.430
🥵 (not 🥶)54.2100826.724
🎨 (not 🏀)54.2113623.632
bored (not interested)54.131230.737
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)54.069134.961
submissive (not dominant)53.858629.486
🤡 (not 👽)53.770828.149
entitled (not grateful)53.788930.724
oxymoron (not tautology)53.7108328.735
contrarian (not yes-man)53.7118131.740
authoritarian (not democratic)53.676333.966
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.550132.666
feisty (not gracious)53.4132425.682
stoic (not expressive)53.372328.177
interrupting (not attentive)53.382931.031
stingy (not generous)53.264926.236
cocky (not timid)53.1142027.338
loveable (not punchable)52.8125028.830
reserved (not chatty)52.495325.876
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.447329.577
reclusive (not social)52.482625.881
suspicious (not awkward)52.3124631.572
Italian (not Swedish)52.297427.327
introvert (not extrovert)52.181029.057
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)52.1100930.873
💀 (not 🎃)52.199530.533
curious (not apathetic)51.7150929.363
poor (not rich)51.776823.574
liberal (not conservative)51.7126928.155
concise (not long-winded)51.6100031.031
sexual (not asexual)51.5135527.328
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.472231.225
tiresome (not interesting)51.342524.964
insulting (not complimentary)51.386127.865
trusting (not charming)51.287829.167
summer (not winter)51.299933.434
vain (not demure)51.199926.275
money-focused (not love-focused)51.063129.147
awkward (not charming)50.870229.362
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)50.295929.770
Russian (not French)50.271726.832
short (not tall)50.482521.4104

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Calvin's dad (0.819)
  2. Marlin (0.812)
  3. David Rosen (0.809)
  4. Carl Hanratty (0.799)
  5. Eric Murphy (0.798)
  6. Johnny Rose (0.772)
  7. Claire (0.77)
  8. Randall Pearson (0.763)
  9. Kyle Broflovski (0.762)
  10. D.I. Greg Lestrade (0.759)
  1. Jason Mendoza (-0.522)
  2. Tracy Jordan (-0.521)
  3. Erlich Bachman (-0.516)
  4. Ilana Wexler (-0.515)
  5. Alan (-0.513)
  6. Klaus Hargreeves (-0.509)
  7. Pamela Poovey (-0.499)
  8. Meredith Palmer (-0.495)
  9. Michael Kelso (-0.492)
  10. Cosmo Kramer (-0.492)

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

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


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