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Penny Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Penny is a character from The Big Bang Theory.

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
sexual (not asexual)94.6238.766
extrovert (not introvert)93.1349.0407
💃 (not 🧕)93.02312.4237
chatty (not reserved)92.84911.1460
playful (not shy)91.6799.8405
summer (not winter)90.82712.947
trendy (not vintage)90.7913.273
beautiful (not ugly)90.622811.1126
social (not reclusive)90.54014.9257
attractive (not repulsive)90.39513.0513
modern (not historical)90.11212.5309
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.06413.0398
bold (not shy)89.827810.4454
😎 (not 🧐)88.74413.3148
artistic (not scientific)87.86013.0445
loud (not quiet)87.814213.0428
😜 (not 🤐)87.39118.2146
expressive (not stoic)87.210915.5465
spontaneous (not deliberate)87.04113.7387
disorganized (not self-disciplined)87.04315.4429
impulsive (not cautious)86.612215.5470
flirtatious (not prudish)86.012217.153
messy (not neat)85.97317.8367
doer (not thinker)85.95914.662
playful (not serious)85.99214.0467
night owl (not morning lark)85.712318.1314
indulgent (not sober)85.59114.3387
chaotic (not orderly)85.414014.7485
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.29819.1169
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.120317.3361
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.923418.0374
sporty (not bookish)84.811015.0378
gossiping (not confidential)84.57618.1518
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.528020.554
tardy (not on-time)84.55517.873
gendered (not androgynous)84.430923.1188
crafty (not scholarly)84.27514.3504
goof-off (not studious)84.210518.2177
vibrant (not geriatric)84.216416.559
emotional (not logical)83.713017.7470
multicolored (not monochrome)83.69421.1110
rebellious (not obedient)83.334116.0374
physical (not intellectual)83.08316.2504
lustful (not chaste)83.013116.2462
jock (not nerd)83.012017.1408
wild (not tame)82.828414.0421
🌟 (not 💩)82.537418.4149
emotional (not unemotional)82.529221.643
instinctual (not reasoned)82.412619.8405
real (not philosophical)82.46220.3306
funny (not humorless)82.420718.8375
mainstream (not arcane)82.21821.3411
young (not old)82.031915.5399
bold (not serious)82.014515.4439
exuberant (not subdued)82.015016.843
drop out (not valedictorian)81.99824.6144
main character (not side character)81.737122.246
badass (not weakass)81.654622.658
freelance (not corporate)81.427522.351
nonpolitical (not political)81.22722.0363
cheery (not sorrowful)81.211017.0490
gregarious (not private)81.29117.3403
bad-cook (not good-cook)81.18123.464
loose (not tight)80.87321.250
disarming (not creepy)80.817916.5204
straight (not queer)80.741123.4219
👻 (not 🤖)80.55620.3148
ADHD (not OCD)80.511120.652
lenient (not strict)80.413321.2448
charming (not awkward)80.327520.6485
pop (not indie)80.14122.570
sunny (not gloomy)79.919820.643
street-smart (not sheltered)79.836323.8441
intimate (not formal)79.78217.0235
healthy (not sickly)79.537221.7412
😏 (not 😬)79.415123.1136
flexible (not rigid)79.36618.9380
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.250922.5320
dominant (not submissive)79.155321.5494
astonishing (not methodical)79.05117.6390
flower child (not goth)79.032223.648
scandalous (not proper)78.927916.6414
feminine (not masculine)78.834724.0470
whimsical (not rational)78.815220.3399
expressive (not monotone)78.735224.451
mischievous (not well behaved)78.744919.9403
🥵 (not 🥶)78.710020.057
💪 (not 🧠)78.611519.2158
liberal (not conservative)78.127424.5127
stylish (not slovenly)77.939423.3400
outlaw (not sheriff)77.733021.1395
flamboyant (not modest)77.526520.3495
bossy (not meek)77.360520.5371
spicy (not mild)77.340821.8384
🥳 (not 🥴)77.37427.4118
neurotypical (not autistic)77.029425.0380
open-minded (not close-minded)77.023620.9488
decorative (not utilitarian)77.09322.6114
manicured (not scruffy)76.962325.4449
brave (not careful)76.935718.9456
literary (not mathematical)76.620517.4380
straightforward (not cryptic)76.524524.3413
lost (not enlightened)76.517218.935
common sense (not analysis)76.42024.347
cocky (not timid)76.363819.841
exaggerating (not factual)76.031520.860
protagonist (not antagonist)76.061024.857
explorer (not builder)75.923922.2407
warm (not cold)75.838621.8364
involved (not remote)75.837922.2387
vain (not demure)75.729118.6351
important (not irrelevant)75.786524.2245
child free (not pronatalist)75.628824.0340
unprepared (not hoarder)75.55923.9412
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.535021.855
overspender (not penny-pincher)75.319926.8204
alpha (not beta)75.159527.7333
cool (not dorky)75.134523.6130
fresh (not stinky)74.862323.6247
English (not German)74.866029.651
feisty (not gracious)74.753022.5356
leisurely (not hurried)74.613125.5488
hedonist (not monastic)74.413823.895
low-tech (not high-tech)74.327123.5426
egalitarian (not racist)74.2104824.0134
loyal (not traitorous)74.2100520.9402
👟 (not 🥾)74.122928.2132
moody (not stable)73.956022.4463
soulful (not soulless)73.881322.8112
plays hard (not works hard)73.719222.4423
non-gamer (not gamer)73.741531.387
assertive (not passive)73.671025.8331
epic (not deep)73.613820.373
good-humored (not angry)73.643922.1373
treasure (not trash)73.693923.6165
happy (not sad)73.417720.8401
generalist (not specialist)73.21522.9101
open (not guarded)73.111825.1389
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.127325.1431
pack rat (not minimalist)73.113222.9123
blissful (not haunted)73.112721.071
emancipated (not enslaved)73.045423.9373
feminist (not sexist)73.075024.5201
🧢 (not 🎩)73.035529.1136
privileged (not oppressed)72.964825.652
rustic (not cultured)72.914722.644
jaded (not innocent)72.962221.050
empath (not psychopath)72.960121.758
charming (not trusting)72.832825.1402
normie (not freak)72.818626.678
🦄 (not 🐴)72.725627.2119
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.737426.3178
juvenile (not mature)72.729321.6130
🐩 (not 🐒)72.636329.4128
slacker (not workaholic)72.615122.0132
ironic (not profound)72.414725.257
naive (not paranoid)72.412823.542
fire (not water)72.256126.471
opinionated (not neutral)72.0107527.491
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.818327.4418
lavish (not frugal)71.834225.5385
vague (not precise)71.48523.1312
🎃 (not 💀)71.424929.669
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.333930.1135
worldly (not innocent)71.375727.3446
lazy (not diligent)71.36620.5460
backdoor (not official)71.337926.7393
clumsy (not coordinated)71.125224.8364
😀 (not 😭)71.029425.7148
poor (not rich)70.929823.6388
joyful (not miserable)70.829324.1138
moist (not dry)70.819322.154
kind (not cruel)70.791921.3373
🥰 (not 🙃)70.633727.1221
western (not eastern)70.534530.4177
dunce (not genius)70.416319.5477
competitive (not cooperative)70.271926.7463
ferocious (not pacifist)70.264222.7446
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.275923.258
sarcastic (not genuine)70.141925.5426
edgy (not politically correct)70.152222.3404
bad boy (not white knight)70.038430.161
random (not pointed)69.816526.366
relaxed (not tense)69.813025.3469
bright (not depressed)69.835223.6381
impatient (not patient)69.765226.8173
exhibitionist (not bashful)69.751626.467
not genocidal (not genocidal)69.692832.142
long-winded (not concise)69.620024.436
demanding (not unchallenging)69.5101427.156
Swedish (not Italian)69.425328.151
romantic (not dispassionate)69.375324.961
cosmopolitan (not provincial)69.235328.2379
normal (not weird)69.122124.6480
heathen (not devout)69.127823.0327
folksy (not presidential)68.937227.638
open-book (not secretive)68.822526.249
fixable (not unfixable)68.645327.152
loveable (not punchable)68.465728.960
kinky (not vanilla)68.345525.7379
human (not animalistic)68.394527.7349
unpolished (not eloquent)68.329424.5347
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)68.337827.3234
variable (not consistent)68.319926.455
🤡 (not 👽)68.123526.0133
🛌 (not 🧗)68.121931.1214
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.050127.5156
love-focused (not money-focused)67.493324.837
sweet (not bitter)67.255724.4400
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.247226.242
transparent (not machiavellian)67.233728.658
chill (not offended)67.128826.145
twitchy (not still)67.063527.565
subjective (not objective)66.919130.096
receiving (not giving)66.939629.358
debased (not pure)66.948023.4376
mighty (not puny)66.890827.7417
not introspective (not introspective)66.816928.2205
indiscreet (not tactful)66.819826.7126
foolish (not wise)66.735821.8498
oblivious (not alert)66.726226.0149
head@clouds (not down2earth)66.545630.8390
air (not earth)66.415529.062
giggling (not chortling)66.422031.250
hunter (not gatherer)66.467727.956
ambitious (not realistic)66.465230.556
biased (not impartial)66.376727.2399
thin (not thick)66.362025.4338
🐿 (not 🦇)66.263030.9112
whippersnapper (not sage)66.134027.447
empirical (not theoretical)66.029330.8354
resistant (not resigned)66.093226.2392
tailor (not blacksmith)66.071629.352
washed (not muddy)66.076030.447
imaginative (not practical)65.836429.9337
optimistic (not pessimistic)65.751526.8371
low IQ (not high IQ)65.713620.6322
efficient (not overprepared)65.375928.137
atheist (not theist)65.267228.794
flourishing (not traumatized)65.219131.349
luddite (not technophile)65.137628.0372
interrupting (not attentive)65.150029.768
basic (not hipster)65.062630.7384
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.857230.2413
direct (not roundabout)64.794731.6428
nurturing (not poisonous)64.782224.7195
opinionated (not jealous)64.7106529.754
confident (not insecure)64.696428.7431
extreme (not moderate)64.685025.9348
stubborn (not accommodating)64.5108730.873
disreputable (not prestigious)64.431723.5370
fantastical (not realistic)64.447530.463
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.312228.2266
circular (not linear)64.130727.966
reassuring (not fearmongering)64.174025.755
unorthodox (not traditional)63.672829.5121
touchy-feely (not distant)63.649428.348
family-first (not work-first)63.567329.1461
literal (not metaphorical)63.470932.3411
underachiever (not overachiever)63.417627.767
ludicrous (not sensible)63.344126.2401
creative (not conventional)63.268928.4487
interesting (not tiresome)63.1107127.5385
off-key (not musical)63.156625.656
heroic (not villainous)63.0118524.0462
legit (not scrub)63.0116426.1201
often crying (not never cries)63.047729.943
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.994930.0388
perverted (not clean)62.938924.763
trusting (not suspicious)62.750327.5464
shallow (not deep)62.733925.6159
💝 (not 💔)62.761831.1212
extravagant (not thrifty)62.461131.064
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.391737.256
curious (not apathetic)62.1107329.0460
tall (not short)62.181223.7421
rugged (not refined)61.859726.8443
experimental (not reliable)61.856430.956
plastic (not wooden)61.822026.860
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.758727.770
ignorant (not knowledgeable)61.628823.352
idealist (not realist)61.358932.3121
avant-garde (not classical)61.246328.8111
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.2112729.5148
metrosexual (not macho)60.986627.449
urban (not rural)60.8110532.9212
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.8104626.3129
😈 (not 😇)60.866926.0172
prideful (not envious)60.7127027.474
apprentice (not master)60.644429.4196
sleepy (not frenzied)60.67930.570
🏀 (not 🎨)60.455835.570
lowbrow (not highbrow)60.331127.9339
🤺 (not 🏌)60.3119831.5153
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.372426.266
believable (not poorly-written)60.3162230.153
devoted (not unfaithful)60.3149728.149
quirky (not predictable)60.365629.770
existentialist (not nihilist)60.186529.975
abstract (not concrete)59.948430.8132
gullible (not cynical)59.344632.446
📈 (not 📉)59.2106632.1138
lighthearted (not intense)59.240630.878
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.175431.3281
contrarian (not yes-man)58.997230.753
fortunate (not unlucky)58.758728.2413
arrogant (not humble)58.788024.2442
anarchist (not statist)58.764828.1185
🐘 (not 🐀)58.566431.6200
melee (not ranged)58.538531.244
dog person (not cat person)58.472932.259
selfish (not altruistic)58.366225.2416
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.392329.861
glad (not mad)58.061128.1126
wavering (not resolute)58.026427.9116
chic (not cheesy)57.968730.750
suspicious (not awkward)57.7107124.9357
crazy (not sane)57.679227.7146
generous (not stingy)57.6106228.084
resourceful (not helpless)57.4153928.4126
always down (not picky)57.346527.649
rude (not respectful)57.260122.5460
aloof (not obsessed)57.224229.6395
persistent (not quitter)57.2182130.1140
poetic (not factual)57.260432.157
trolling (not triggered)57.236231.455
desperate (not high standards)57.251727.086
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.066930.441
captain (not first-mate)56.985533.8450
lewd (not tasteful)56.747327.6460
incompetent (not competent)56.627027.1349
salacious (not wholesome)56.568028.8132
reactive (not proactive)56.579534.153
warm (not quarrelsome)56.374328.1425
insider (not outsider)56.362934.6317
🤠 (not 🤑)56.3108531.6143
one-faced (not two-faced)56.3118030.067
jealous (not compersive)56.178126.6355
cannibal (not vegan)56.175933.144
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.1112229.074
fighter (not lover)56.084429.366
active (not slothful)55.9160528.5394
oxymoron (not tautology)55.889929.532
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.7103429.252
motivated (not unmotivated)55.7175431.645
noob (not pro)55.436730.6131
Greek (not Roman)55.355731.758
comedic (not dramatic)55.349631.579
frank (not sugarcoated)55.2145430.759
democratic (not authoritarian)54.999429.8367
deviant (not average)54.9112129.8315
deranged (not reasonable)54.969526.2129
armoured (not vulnerable)54.8112229.3337
everyman (not chosen one)54.870430.361
queen (not princess)54.8112039.050
thick-skinned (not sensitive)54.792729.5352
🐷 (not 🐮)54.748529.8200
spiritual (not skeptical)54.343431.5428
extraordinary (not mundane)54.3132229.6403
simple (not complicated)54.244331.0365
anxious (not calm)54.1110128.2361
transient (not permanent)54.163330.3165
go-getter (not slugabed)54.1168029.1127
independent (not codependent)54.0119733.7455
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.949234.9285
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)53.999924.754
zany (not regular)53.8103129.2126
driven (not unambitious)53.4177528.3346
soft (not hard)53.482130.6120
🤫 (not 🤔)53.357634.0130
rock (not rap)53.3170931.350
hesitant (not decisive)53.250030.5385
preppy (not punk rock)53.2111532.751
slow (not fast)52.943128.7357
domestic (not industrial)52.984030.192
unobservant (not perceptive)52.929730.744
hypocritical (not equitable)52.881427.7134
repetitive (not varied)52.7115329.4222
🦒 (not 🐐)52.743831.4178
cunning (not honorable)52.474627.6450
complimentary (not insulting)52.4105628.7125
pensive (not serene)52.3163127.344
Pepsi (not Coke)52.174337.661
bored (not interested)51.837629.264
forgiving (not vengeful)51.798326.8469
smooth (not rough)51.797628.9365
Russian (not French)51.765531.955
grateful (not entitled)51.497124.961
centrist (not radical)51.481628.553
communal (not individualist)51.370633.886
soft (not hard)51.288029.1409
pretentious (not unassuming)51.2113529.7143
sturdy (not flimsy)51.2139830.965
demonic (not angelic)51.181122.5395
libertarian (not socialist)51.0121032.4302
accepting (not judgemental)51.093931.5305
civilized (not barbaric)50.9138426.1416
😊 (not 🤣)50.2127434.1157
cringeworthy (not inspiring)50.378828.6136
purple (not orange)50.4101433.8305
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)50.561932.5171

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Haley Dunphy (0.864)
  2. Joey Tribbiani (0.817)
  3. Manny Santos (0.806)
  4. Xiomara Villanueva (0.797)
  5. Alexis Rose (0.781)
  6. Peter Jason Quill (0.78)
  7. Jake Peralta (0.777)
  8. Lorelai Gilmore (0.776)
  9. Rachel Green (0.774)
  10. Eleanor Shellstrop (0.769)
  1. Thufir Hawat (-0.645)
  2. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.631)
  3. Peter (-0.628)
  4. Kozo Fuyutsuki (-0.604)
  5. Caleb Prior (-0.574)
  6. Rei Ayanami (-0.571)
  7. Ash (-0.567)
  8. Brandon Stark (-0.562)
  9. Dale Harding (-0.545)
  10. Bernard Lowe (-0.539)

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

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


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