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Shirley Schmidt Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Shirley Schmidt is a character from Boston Legal.

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
competent (not incompetent)95.7147.221
independent (not codependent)95.635.810
pro (not noob)95.1228.015
direct (not roundabout)94.3126.518
valedictorian (not drop out)92.75410.629
motivated (not unmotivated)92.615210.314
prestigious (not disreputable)92.11015.817
manicured (not scruffy)91.78410.625
driven (not unambitious)91.215113.926
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.19310.551
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)91.04714.722
master (not apprentice)90.9959.734
badass (not weakass)90.321110.341
pointed (not random)89.7579.935
diligent (not lazy)89.632310.225
overachiever (not underachiever)89.611211.945
high standards (not desperate)89.63713.948
persistent (not quitter)89.437810.626
rich (not poor)89.219612.426
frank (not sugarcoated)89.1898.917
no-nonsense (not dramatic)89.0209.321
sensible (not ludicrous)88.91510.514
resourceful (not helpless)88.919712.434
perceptive (not unobservant)88.819710.954
high IQ (not low IQ)88.529416.724
workaholic (not slacker)88.32298.727
demanding (not unchallenging)88.316412.349
on-time (not tardy)88.314813.640
presidential (not folksy)88.22712.943
assertive (not passive)88.111915.621
queen (not princess)88.110411.615
feminist (not sexist)87.81789.318
mature (not juvenile)87.410713.229
go-getter (not slugabed)87.214512.018
opinionated (not jealous)87.03110.629
bold (not shy)86.943412.419
intellectual (not physical)86.616815.429
precise (not vague)86.17411.127
stylish (not slovenly)86.014319.926
practical (not imaginative)86.07511.820
studious (not goof-off)85.922612.931
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.714717.026
worldly (not innocent)85.315014.724
civilized (not barbaric)85.122615.916
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.07411.114
genius (not dunce)84.919813.152
down2earth (not head@clouds)84.96420.525
corporate (not freelance)84.95817.244
sturdy (not flimsy)84.816414.557
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.737717.215
coordinated (not clumsy)84.729515.617
eloquent (not unpolished)84.716011.319
opinionated (not neutral)84.640716.936
factual (not exaggerating)84.56712.342
cultured (not rustic)84.56814.315
alpha (not beta)84.330222.425
reasonable (not deranged)84.311119.321
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.312116.350
legit (not scrub)84.215718.115
🐩 (not 🐒)84.09719.123
important (not irrelevant)83.944224.124
bossy (not meek)83.836120.526
non-gamer (not gamer)83.711220.541
cynical (not gullible)83.518210.719
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.319215.621
privileged (not oppressed)83.328014.565
consistent (not variable)83.35916.533
skeptical (not spiritual)83.11957.516
sheriff (not outlaw)83.114216.323
stoic (not hypochondriac)82.96816.321
alert (not oblivious)82.925112.324
dominant (not submissive)82.743223.032
mighty (not puny)82.626115.724
straight (not queer)82.630920.116
highbrow (not lowbrow)82.66316.525
emancipated (not enslaved)82.511022.216
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.333227.715
decisive (not hesitant)82.130322.531
healthy (not sickly)82.025817.321
🎩 (not 🧢)82.024021.817
beautiful (not ugly)81.968013.625
active (not slothful)81.354216.419
cocky (not timid)81.344113.618
rational (not whimsical)81.119514.625
believable (not poorly-written)81.028518.458
rock (not rap)81.023618.916
neat (not messy)80.831017.227
sane (not crazy)80.89322.124
realistic (not fantastical)80.616422.030
orderly (not chaotic)80.521218.527
wise (not foolish)80.520117.922
hard (not soft)80.523018.628
chic (not cheesy)80.48626.123
political (not nonpolitical)80.118315.027
tactful (not indiscreet)80.011913.625
confident (not insecure)79.840920.525
treasure (not trash)79.760516.351
charming (not awkward)79.729215.132
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.59422.815
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)79.317319.025
never cries (not often crying)79.126221.619
fresh (not stinky)79.144422.028
🧠 (not 💪)79.047823.025
self-assured (not self-conscious)78.728424.523
urban (not rural)78.729330.128
work-first (not family-first)78.628820.027
reliable (not experimental)78.619521.652
realist (not idealist)78.513216.321
loyal (not traitorous)78.484318.127
fortunate (not unlucky)78.38114.023
bookish (not sporty)78.152518.726
works hard (not plays hard)78.043918.623
complicated (not simple)78.040021.327
neurotypical (not autistic)77.923325.717
child free (not pronatalist)77.922424.818
resolute (not wavering)77.930521.820
tense (not relaxed)77.856216.025
ferocious (not pacifist)77.841318.115
factual (not poetic)77.621914.648
stable (not moody)77.55520.115
industrial (not domestic)77.58621.924
washed (not muddy)77.530520.424
gendered (not androgynous)77.378324.522
captain (not first-mate)77.239722.817
concrete (not abstract)77.117420.723
official (not backdoor)77.010921.021
refined (not rugged)76.831325.526
armoured (not vulnerable)76.835219.329
serious (not playful)76.746921.921
bright (not depressed)76.717119.625
egalitarian (not racist)76.790115.126
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)76.723623.519
real (not philosophical)76.520520.731
reasoned (not instinctual)76.310520.018
enlightened (not lost)76.213218.442
tight (not loose)76.139615.846
jaded (not innocent)76.150923.715
sage (not whippersnapper)75.99125.348
intense (not lighthearted)75.955519.547
statist (not anarchist)75.713619.823
preppy (not punk rock)75.342923.051
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)75.225522.215
hoarder (not unprepared)74.718215.622
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.771925.515
hard (not soft)74.640411.927
earth (not air)74.625724.150
attractive (not repulsive)74.482119.321
vintage (not trendy)74.257620.833
hunter (not gatherer)74.144123.143
permanent (not transient)74.019523.827
picky (not always down)74.026821.322
tasteful (not lewd)73.939522.326
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.937322.324
utilitarian (not decorative)73.933316.915
normal (not weird)73.811323.528
fast (not slow)73.859221.426
empirical (not theoretical)73.77525.924
playful (not shy)73.767816.723
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.744218.027
extravagant (not thrifty)73.736116.711
disarming (not creepy)73.654518.919
devoted (not unfaithful)73.5107622.517
linear (not circular)73.47826.246
sexual (not asexual)73.363423.937
suspicious (not awkward)73.248719.520
centrist (not radical)73.25521.620
insider (not outsider)73.210118.421
human (not animalistic)73.174128.622
classical (not avant-garde)73.126328.715
modern (not historical)72.934723.023
clean (not perverted)72.966021.232
confidential (not gossiping)72.869721.924
straightforward (not cryptic)72.443925.923
feisty (not gracious)72.462923.128
🤑 (not 🤠)72.429021.514
old (not young)72.333616.719
prideful (not envious)72.357015.123
deep (not shallow)72.248422.651
guarded (not open)72.180324.324
contrarian (not yes-man)71.940717.415
fire (not water)71.958126.450
📈 (not 📉)71.833117.413
equitable (not hypocritical)71.632421.847
OCD (not ADHD)71.651220.437
conventional (not creative)71.625725.922
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.428625.122
libertarian (not socialist)71.212818.018
street-smart (not sheltered)71.164122.623
one-faced (not two-faced)71.168624.941
authoritarian (not democratic)70.936528.521
objective (not subjective)70.810618.631
minimalist (not pack rat)70.724828.714
sober (not indulgent)70.525422.822
literal (not metaphorical)70.534523.422
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.347121.232
self-improving (not self-destructive)70.326920.046
chortling (not giggling)70.346323.946
fighter (not lover)70.139523.945
logical (not emotional)70.033719.224
chosen one (not everyman)70.038322.614
atheist (not theist)69.950428.017
🤺 (not 🏌)69.977524.321
Swedish (not Italian)69.823623.938
builder (not explorer)69.726820.329
interested (not bored)69.770826.340
competitive (not cooperative)69.673525.926
formal (not intimate)69.640023.217
extraordinary (not mundane)69.675618.725
rigid (not flexible)69.645514.819
distant (not touchy-feely)69.649718.614
efficient (not overprepared)69.447728.456
heroic (not villainous)69.299015.111
cautious (not impulsive)69.142620.824
basic (not hipster)69.148822.827
resistant (not resigned)69.174624.542
interesting (not tiresome)68.980127.425
💃 (not 🧕)68.970421.520
pretentious (not unassuming)68.851520.622
cool (not dorky)68.755529.623
Coke (not Pepsi)68.711229.432
impatient (not patient)68.669124.612
flourishing (not traumatized)68.513124.851
tailor (not blacksmith)68.461027.836
strict (not lenient)68.255724.427
French (not Russian)68.143227.531
expressive (not monotone)68.169724.616
curious (not apathetic)67.975726.130
🐮 (not 🐷)67.922627.617
concise (not long-winded)67.929627.915
stubborn (not accommodating)67.897124.036
charming (not trusting)67.747917.725
narcissistic (not low self esteem)67.659518.962
hurried (not leisurely)67.641316.528
tautology (not oxymoron)67.54724.914
Roman (not Greek)67.317923.335
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.244222.038
feminine (not masculine)67.155526.725
scientific (not artistic)67.161224.016
calm (not anxious)67.031320.620
fixable (not unfixable)67.053526.944
dramatic (not comedic)66.987620.344
white knight (not bad boy)66.871124.624
still (not twitchy)66.727423.742
🐘 (not 🐀)66.636630.516
smooth (not rough)66.543624.320
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.471225.548
conspiracist (not sheeple)66.273025.217
😊 (not 🤣)66.269027.522
arrogant (not humble)66.168924.120
proper (not scandalous)65.857321.426
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)65.844223.916
cold (not warm)65.750815.220
🥶 (not 🥵)65.629625.236
👽 (not 🤡)65.546718.321
sarcastic (not genuine)65.252926.529
tall (not short)65.071721.029
spicy (not mild)64.882625.331
🤖 (not 👻)64.740126.118
vibrant (not geriatric)64.792125.649
protagonist (not antagonist)64.6108731.521
involved (not remote)64.4100021.615
monochrome (not multicolored)64.450831.117
🎨 (not 🏀)64.489627.328
well behaved (not mischievous)64.349129.316
normie (not freak)64.342522.335
winter (not summer)64.354528.015
suspicious (not trusting)64.071827.127
reserved (not chatty)63.962719.217
profound (not ironic)63.839728.138
paranoid (not naive)63.473320.514
specialist (not generalist)63.367829.126
English (not German)63.3137729.248
insulting (not complimentary)63.255126.526
🌟 (not 💩)63.2120822.512
offended (not chill)63.171920.750
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.042722.321
social (not reclusive)63.067624.123
frenzied (not sleepy)63.0125518.053
🤔 (not 🤫)62.959730.214
ambitious (not realistic)62.979431.447
judgemental (not accepting)62.866223.815
cannibal (not vegan)62.857628.841
purple (not orange)62.647823.826
methodical (not astonishing)62.380628.923
good-humored (not angry)62.279220.021
scholarly (not crafty)62.246230.834
😏 (not 😬)62.072028.622
main character (not side character)62.073038.44
repetitive (not varied)61.765428.522
secretive (not open-book)61.797121.631
🤐 (not 😜)61.668829.418
private (not gregarious)61.592129.822
ranged (not melee)61.551630.649
stoic (not expressive)61.449326.527
modest (not flamboyant)61.477326.327
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.471925.624
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.463027.426
thin (not thick)61.085323.726
quarrelsome (not warm)60.977823.830
moderate (not extreme)60.941218.921
pop (not indie)60.832426.013
machiavellian (not transparent)60.663326.714
wild (not tame)60.593621.821
lavish (not frugal)60.461127.924
altruistic (not selfish)60.190421.118
nerd (not jock)60.092923.423
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)60.049328.816
kind (not cruel)59.9126019.225
politically correct (not edgy)59.957329.232
devout (not heathen)59.874128.717
🐿 (not 🦇)59.886227.619
🧐 (not 😎)59.562632.024
wholesome (not salacious)59.491423.723
individualist (not communal)59.292125.928
morning lark (not night owl)59.148126.515
wooden (not plastic)58.9117727.216
empath (not psychopath)58.8107328.049
🐴 (not 🦄)58.786830.220
flower child (not goth)58.6102829.818
brave (not careful)58.5106625.623
bitter (not sweet)58.176821.117
western (not eastern)58.0116239.613
🥰 (not 🙃)58.079927.216
respectful (not rude)57.9101927.430
happy (not sad)57.950815.820
attentive (not interrupting)57.881830.042
regular (not zany)57.757328.626
dry (not moist)57.768827.342
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.597530.130
exhibitionist (not bashful)57.5101426.038
sorrowful (not cheery)57.4100724.821
pensive (not serene)57.4138624.331
reassuring (not fearmongering)57.497830.227
flirtatious (not prudish)57.488029.019
open to new experinces (not uncreative)57.2133028.926
haunted (not blissful)57.2119422.842
proactive (not reactive)57.149529.917
traditional (not unorthodox)56.869326.816
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)56.8125828.519
entitled (not grateful)56.880826.134
triggered (not trolling)56.7118827.347
😀 (not 😭)56.673826.321
💝 (not 💔)56.686127.022
unemotional (not emotional)56.437232.217
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)56.357428.140
monastic (not hedonist)56.154622.914
🦒 (not 🐐)56.130729.221
cat person (not dog person)56.180330.720
funny (not humorless)55.9103825.216
loud (not quiet)55.891326.624
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.784627.820
💀 (not 🎃)55.787429.432
doer (not thinker)55.7116027.444
cunning (not honorable)55.566729.453
😇 (not 😈)55.493725.524
loveable (not punchable)55.3115527.251
not introspective (not introspective)55.143534.122
metrosexual (not macho)55.1108929.047
soulful (not soulless)54.8144623.616
vengeful (not forgiving)54.687025.021
joyful (not miserable)54.666221.620
chaste (not lustful)54.271322.825
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.285728.321
🥴 (not 🥳)54.0102525.118
debased (not pure)53.981320.723
giving (not receiving)53.6116928.816
extrovert (not introvert)53.3106330.229
conservative (not liberal)53.160527.218
mad (not glad)52.9105622.216
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.987925.538
luddite (not technophile)52.892617.417
vanilla (not kinky)52.693531.217
off-key (not musical)52.6104623.653
low-tech (not high-tech)52.593328.817
arcane (not mainstream)52.5111034.819
mysterious (not unambiguous)52.583625.620
love-focused (not money-focused)52.3132224.018
serious (not bold)52.184529.234
vain (not demure)52.195825.327
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.982826.928
literary (not mathematical)51.8121732.519
🧗 (not 🛌)51.8128632.414
predictable (not quirky)51.888828.615
impartial (not biased)51.735723.419
dispassionate (not romantic)51.752827.160
deviant (not average)51.6123424.324
analysis (not common sense)51.6112932.521
aloof (not obsessed)51.544529.122
👟 (not 🥾)51.498235.119
jealous (not compersive)51.395327.715
obedient (not rebellious)51.371423.717
gloomy (not sunny)51.3110525.850
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.184528.015
existentialist (not nihilist)51.1136431.319
subdued (not exuberant)51.177429.256
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.1100327.821
deep (not epic)50.996430.836
demonic (not angelic)50.283218.917
close-minded (not open-minded)50.673822.318
nurturing (not poisonous)50.4124020.220
generous (not stingy)50.5127825.933

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Diane Lockhart (0.92)
  2. Jessica Pearson (0.917)
  3. M (0.894)
  4. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (0.885)
  5. Camille Saroyan (0.884)
  6. Karen Vick (0.864)
  7. Erin Reagan (0.858)
  8. Alicia Florrick (0.857)
  9. Rhonda Pearlman (0.855)
  10. Monica Hall (0.855)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.658)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.621)
  3. Denny (-0.592)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.586)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.586)
  6. Nelson Bighetti (-0.566)
  7. Oscar Bluth (-0.555)
  8. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.543)
  9. Homer Simpson (-0.536)
  10. Patrick Star (-0.533)

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

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


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