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Melinda May Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Melinda May is a character from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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
🤺 (not 🏌)95.788.144
badass (not weakass)95.5398.972
independent (not codependent)94.668.742
reserved (not chatty)93.91110.536
diligent (not lazy)93.7939.832
perceptive (not unobservant)93.2529.533
workaholic (not slacker)93.06717.933
coordinated (not clumsy)92.66011.634
secretive (not open-book)92.23915.648
pro (not noob)91.810514.038
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.511916.742
persistent (not quitter)91.524012.233
frank (not sugarcoated)91.45012.130
🧗 (not 🛌)91.2379.731
master (not apprentice)90.99511.852
thick-skinned (not sensitive)90.9312.242
beautiful (not ugly)90.821514.740
guarded (not open)90.75511.455
resourceful (not helpless)90.613117.243
confidential (not gossiping)90.45618.355
on-time (not tardy)90.48317.768
assertive (not passive)89.88018.341
active (not slothful)89.712311.540
heroic (not villainous)89.413912.843
rational (not whimsical)89.41815.829
motivated (not unmotivated)89.333013.428
studious (not goof-off)89.012011.644
alert (not oblivious)89.07114.836
mighty (not puny)88.97014.442
high IQ (not low IQ)88.72819.447
egalitarian (not racist)88.618711.740
confident (not insecure)88.59512.039
never cries (not often crying)88.56117.524
direct (not roundabout)88.29215.838
resolute (not wavering)88.24717.925
sturdy (not flimsy)88.29213.538
cool (not dorky)88.05218.633
high standards (not desperate)87.95414.167
no-nonsense (not dramatic)87.82519.143
real (not philosophical)87.71113.733
fast (not slow)87.57312.239
mature (not juvenile)87.510513.348
bossy (not meek)87.322412.231
jaded (not innocent)87.312516.824
rhythmic (not stuttering)87.16014.949
realist (not idealist)86.92214.641
realistic (not fantastical)86.94118.784
serious (not playful)86.614318.237
reclusive (not social)86.55915.053
overachiever (not underachiever)86.523218.154
strict (not lenient)86.211214.550
cynical (not gullible)86.111513.446
hunter (not gatherer)86.012817.341
private (not gregarious)85.97717.439
devoted (not unfaithful)85.939417.625
dominant (not submissive)85.830019.037
alpha (not beta)85.725617.944
spicy (not mild)85.614119.448
go-getter (not slugabed)85.621817.952
fresh (not stinky)85.516719.841
reliable (not experimental)85.46314.933
mysterious (not unambiguous)85.46416.340
feminist (not sexist)85.228012.332
factual (not poetic)85.14615.032
wise (not foolish)85.011015.850
fighter (not lover)85.06617.871
🤐 (not 😜)84.94825.229
competent (not incompetent)84.840326.637
important (not irrelevant)84.839317.343
logical (not emotional)84.76621.145
genius (not dunce)84.620417.346
practical (not imaginative)84.610317.943
🌟 (not 💩)84.528122.226
pointed (not random)84.421615.959
down2earth (not head@clouds)84.37419.935
demanding (not unchallenging)83.935622.477
unemotional (not emotional)83.82514.830
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.731619.133
hard (not soft)83.316017.251
factual (not exaggerating)83.38622.462
sporty (not bookish)83.212821.441
street-smart (not sheltered)83.227822.329
queen (not princess)83.221124.231
legit (not scrub)83.120419.740
armoured (not vulnerable)83.114420.744
driven (not unambitious)83.161221.340
hard (not soft)82.818215.432
🦇 (not 🐿)82.69320.638
healthy (not sickly)82.424319.444
feisty (not gracious)82.423219.239
bold (not shy)82.368816.931
😎 (not 🧐)82.117324.531
neat (not messy)81.926822.141
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.68720.730
tense (not relaxed)81.538320.251
precise (not vague)81.520525.539
intense (not lighthearted)81.536821.532
🏀 (not 🎨)81.316422.965
utilitarian (not decorative)81.28323.732
clean (not perverted)81.234119.966
stubborn (not accommodating)81.143521.580
loyal (not traitorous)81.071429.426
tactful (not indiscreet)81.09526.144
tight (not loose)81.021918.041
distant (not touchy-feely)80.916822.329
orderly (not chaotic)80.720322.449
calm (not anxious)80.66822.937
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.330324.643
treasure (not trash)80.157826.833
minimalist (not pack rat)80.05419.042
paranoid (not naive)79.910317.422
ferocious (not pacifist)79.833923.343
complicated (not simple)79.734119.343
prideful (not envious)79.417719.692
efficient (not overprepared)79.47529.132
decisive (not hesitant)79.342024.446
brave (not careful)79.226323.237
suspicious (not awkward)79.026718.430
extraordinary (not mundane)78.939525.345
work-first (not family-first)78.928125.754
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.944723.735
fire (not water)78.836726.162
stoic (not expressive)78.711227.332
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.721322.033
individualist (not communal)78.628622.639
👽 (not 🤡)78.69816.942
emancipated (not enslaved)78.223720.229
concrete (not abstract)78.214317.939
🐴 (not 🦄)78.120824.333
protagonist (not antagonist)78.050922.834
deep (not shallow)77.925823.429
concise (not long-winded)77.87525.324
opinionated (not jealous)77.437224.227
consistent (not variable)77.419325.935
prestigious (not disreputable)77.330725.041
interesting (not tiresome)77.342927.041
skeptical (not spiritual)77.144321.149
monotone (not expressive)76.88829.833
sorrowful (not cheery)76.726313.438
punk rock (not preppy)76.627023.437
cold (not warm)76.525320.736
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.522524.168
worldly (not innocent)76.354120.941
formal (not intimate)76.221425.340
OCD (not ADHD)76.133022.544
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.137029.144
💀 (not 🎃)76.123723.937
specialist (not generalist)75.916628.947
eloquent (not unpolished)75.847524.136
goth (not flower child)75.816324.024
presidential (not folksy)75.729027.225
neurotypical (not autistic)75.640323.144
resistant (not resigned)75.535825.135
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.558122.034
chic (not cheesy)75.318019.525
gloomy (not sunny)75.036313.438
believable (not poorly-written)75.069818.826
still (not twitchy)74.812327.567
kinky (not vanilla)74.730021.239
wooden (not plastic)74.534922.545
spelunker (not claustrophobic)74.318223.828
valedictorian (not drop out)74.167424.446
purple (not orange)74.016026.727
attractive (not repulsive)73.983923.741
vengeful (not forgiving)73.842422.845
chortling (not giggling)73.831021.738
scientific (not artistic)73.741519.650
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)73.616526.341
rock (not rap)73.672325.729
compersive (not jealous)73.220623.830
📈 (not 📉)73.226923.331
blacksmith (not tailor)72.921927.043
doer (not thinker)72.844928.963
angry (not good-humored)72.624723.535
objective (not subjective)72.67628.337
bad boy (not white knight)72.632025.726
haunted (not blissful)72.561027.874
modest (not flamboyant)72.440830.845
quarrelsome (not warm)72.447122.334
demure (not vain)72.219725.229
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.241828.734
giving (not receiving)72.252018.634
official (not backdoor)72.021328.531
analysis (not common sense)71.934530.130
physical (not intellectual)71.825322.246
extreme (not moderate)71.766526.956
traumatized (not flourishing)71.754523.936
frenzied (not sleepy)71.574419.826
attentive (not interrupting)71.534528.565
works hard (not plays hard)71.469029.640
🤫 (not 🤔)71.36027.431
washed (not muddy)71.354124.933
atheist (not theist)71.245125.737
😏 (not 😬)71.238724.826
literal (not metaphorical)71.131426.726
competitive (not cooperative)71.069624.643
hurried (not leisurely)71.029323.939
🐘 (not 🐀)70.724527.133
permanent (not transient)70.529125.033
methodical (not astonishing)70.445830.537
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.360731.156
pessimistic (not optimistic)70.033227.345
bitter (not sweet)70.043422.941
hoarder (not unprepared)70.036320.145
mad (not glad)70.050625.844
child free (not pronatalist)69.950928.643
tasteful (not lewd)69.859523.438
proper (not scandalous)69.845226.636
dramatic (not comedic)69.776721.461
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)69.640328.336
sane (not crazy)69.637224.842
rough (not smooth)69.536826.942
quiet (not loud)69.442128.443
linear (not circular)69.316626.429
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)69.327028.737
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)69.066332.646
urban (not rural)69.077527.433
humorless (not funny)68.925825.737
jock (not nerd)68.741224.534
introspective (not not introspective)68.560826.223
🙃 (not 🥰)68.434830.140
💔 (not 💝)68.433822.130
realistic (not ambitious)68.220428.862
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.053925.331
sensible (not ludicrous)67.762829.345
Roman (not Greek)67.617129.529
altruistic (not selfish)67.563521.745
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.471725.936
macho (not metrosexual)67.430526.529
insulting (not complimentary)67.243224.846
mathematical (not literary)66.927030.136
frugal (not lavish)66.849823.530
miserable (not joyful)66.865318.642
English (not German)66.7121029.635
enlightened (not lost)66.734721.839
dispassionate (not romantic)66.621428.537
earth (not air)66.660431.269
cautious (not impulsive)66.650827.742
sober (not indulgent)66.538130.740
subdued (not exuberant)66.425928.227
businesslike (not chivalrous)66.448930.457
one-faced (not two-faced)66.289333.363
charismatic (not uninspiring)66.1112324.344
introvert (not extrovert)66.037526.637
🐮 (not 🐷)65.835223.223
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.754927.945
straightforward (not cryptic)65.680432.138
arcane (not mainstream)65.555126.838
equitable (not hypocritical)65.556228.331
Russian (not French)65.423721.928
deviant (not average)65.374025.236
dry (not moist)65.339826.533
cocky (not timid)65.2102128.025
profound (not ironic)65.133326.942
reasonable (not deranged)64.973928.633
high-tech (not low-tech)64.756829.635
winter (not summer)64.753131.038
rigid (not flexible)64.661033.234
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.541028.636
authoritarian (not democratic)64.449530.742
triggered (not trolling)64.476126.934
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.338133.434
rich (not poor)64.179818.734
pensive (not serene)64.199429.072
technophile (not luddite)63.941626.126
epic (not deep)63.940735.349
cultured (not rustic)63.778327.428
demonic (not angelic)63.649320.552
depressed (not bright)63.648124.443
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.538832.637
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.483527.334
indie (not pop)63.481727.927
sad (not happy)63.381021.941
honorable (not cunning)63.279532.941
conventional (not creative)63.049129.041
instinctual (not reasoned)63.072729.024
🥾 (not 👟)63.056638.043
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.074119.040
contrarian (not yes-man)63.079824.727
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.849929.525
charming (not awkward)62.690523.527
main character (not side character)62.671728.518
judgemental (not accepting)62.567126.951
captain (not first-mate)62.573736.451
eastern (not western)62.311222.028
machiavellian (not transparent)62.258433.338
manicured (not scruffy)62.1101129.250
serious (not bold)61.950535.539
disarming (not creepy)61.9112824.348
💪 (not 🧠)61.837523.941
😊 (not 🤣)61.790529.546
close-minded (not open-minded)61.643026.933
grateful (not entitled)61.665528.373
respectful (not rude)61.590727.040
monochrome (not multicolored)61.561833.741
non-gamer (not gamer)61.588532.460
unlucky (not fortunate)61.463221.742
cat person (not dog person)61.462231.634
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.372322.233
off-key (not musical)61.364228.236
short (not tall)61.252729.073
vintage (not trendy)61.2111628.564
opinionated (not neutral)61.2151031.765
devout (not heathen)61.069630.032
human (not animalistic)61.0119728.040
trusting (not charming)60.948627.548
unorthodox (not traditional)60.882329.341
Coke (not Pepsi)60.638933.261
suspicious (not trusting)60.482831.342
civilized (not barbaric)60.4111425.640
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.252127.530
industrial (not domestic)59.863928.746
oppressed (not privileged)59.844819.433
night owl (not morning lark)59.593234.733
sexual (not asexual)59.5110524.150
chosen one (not everyman)59.578524.942
😈 (not 😇)59.470625.940
sarcastic (not genuine)59.367328.643
picky (not always down)59.281723.929
refined (not rugged)59.190434.134
well behaved (not mischievous)59.164029.036
sage (not whippersnapper)59.157829.028
🥶 (not 🥵)59.148936.745
apathetic (not curious)59.024129.536
🧢 (not 🎩)58.774531.035
salacious (not wholesome)58.663031.736
normal (not weird)58.552425.241
statist (not anarchist)58.576326.531
impatient (not patient)58.4100231.239
wild (not tame)58.3100929.452
vibrant (not geriatric)58.2117130.040
ranged (not melee)58.172833.136
chaste (not lustful)58.058925.427
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.099531.858
edgy (not politically correct)57.990331.642
loveable (not punchable)57.9107127.348
straight (not queer)57.8135430.433
sheriff (not outlaw)57.780631.935
modern (not historical)57.690825.229
open to new experinces (not uncreative)57.5131528.052
gendered (not androgynous)57.4164628.631
stylish (not slovenly)57.3108223.932
love-focused (not money-focused)57.0122819.724
🥴 (not 🥳)56.988331.329
political (not nonpolitical)56.792327.942
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)56.789026.865
radical (not centrist)56.784528.932
prudish (not flirtatious)56.667927.034
🤖 (not 👻)56.569226.533
explorer (not builder)56.486633.340
soulful (not soulless)56.4140728.232
bored (not interested)56.425730.850
empirical (not theoretical)56.384330.935
fixable (not unfixable)56.3105329.227
cannibal (not vegan)56.275526.843
fast-talking (not slow-talking)56.2110630.246
involved (not remote)56.1139033.145
liberal (not conservative)55.7111728.240
🐐 (not 🦒)55.7117132.536
🐩 (not 🐒)55.690530.550
insider (not outsider)55.566032.334
classical (not avant-garde)55.396527.925
masculine (not feminine)55.1112122.947
proactive (not reactive)55.159730.623
moody (not stable)54.9121429.235
freak (not normie)54.697023.661
repetitive (not varied)54.4106528.125
nihilist (not existentialist)54.247523.930
pretentious (not unassuming)54.2102828.537
😭 (not 😀)54.284927.137
corporate (not freelance)54.272231.832
fearmongering (not reassuring)53.969330.429
biased (not impartial)53.7146526.033
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.781630.154
not genocidal (not genocidal)53.7140129.825
monastic (not hedonist)53.367930.329
kind (not cruel)53.2140121.639
Italian (not Swedish)53.193625.324
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.068231.523
empath (not psychopath)53.0120822.857
crafty (not scholarly)52.8114933.829
basic (not hipster)52.7116330.529
🤠 (not 🤑)52.5120129.136
thin (not thick)52.2117425.339
libertarian (not socialist)52.1112031.231
offended (not chill)52.1111730.042
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)52.171730.923
predictable (not quirky)51.988328.237
💃 (not 🧕)51.7129232.337
playful (not shy)51.4142625.735
arrogant (not humble)51.3109327.738
zany (not regular)51.3111531.238
old (not young)51.273021.142
pure (not debased)51.0106324.038
oxymoron (not tautology)51.0131235.121
nurturing (not poisonous)50.2124523.944
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)50.395827.224
generous (not stingy)50.3128428.155
thrifty (not extravagant)50.3104828.051
obsessed (not aloof)50.6149337.545
rebellious (not obedient)50.4126530.346

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Aeryn Sun (0.901)
  2. Sun Bak (0.897)
  3. Gamora (0.892)
  4. Nick Fury (0.882)
  5. Black Widow (0.871)
  6. Tobias 'Four' Eaton (0.868)
  7. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.853)
  8. Levi Ackermann (0.852)
  9. Trinity (0.849)
  10. Kima Greggs (0.848)
  1. Denny (-0.624)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.622)
  3. Tobias Funke (-0.606)
  4. Connor Roy (-0.605)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.6)
  6. Nelson Bighetti (-0.596)
  7. Karen Smith (-0.595)
  8. Ling (-0.591)
  9. Buster Bluth (-0.571)
  10. Philip J. Fry (-0.522)

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

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


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