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Calvin's mom Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Calvin's mom is a character from Calvin and Hobbes.

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
human (not animalistic)88.75413.820
clean (not perverted)88.59310.622
normal (not weird)88.0113.320
sheriff (not outlaw)88.05213.922
practical (not imaginative)86.75811.224
mature (not juvenile)86.512611.731
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.34316.822
rational (not whimsical)86.25810.133
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)86.24113.517
captain (not first-mate)85.918920.211
works hard (not plays hard)85.61339.417
sturdy (not flimsy)85.614411.125
normie (not freak)85.3917.225
sensible (not ludicrous)85.05013.422
devoted (not unfaithful)84.845814.331
civilized (not barbaric)84.724011.733
regular (not zany)84.7916.719
realistic (not fantastical)84.48516.131
tasteful (not lewd)84.17915.415
real (not philosophical)83.73818.120
sane (not crazy)83.74314.215
persistent (not quitter)83.086917.625
no-nonsense (not dramatic)82.38120.125
on-time (not tardy)82.237616.019
well behaved (not mischievous)82.09220.625
consistent (not variable)81.77910.119
healthy (not sickly)81.627813.722
treasure (not trash)81.647817.923
competent (not incompetent)81.556823.113
frank (not sugarcoated)81.531613.423
reasonable (not deranged)81.317816.626
queen (not princess)81.226821.139
orderly (not chaotic)81.118812.624
non-gamer (not gamer)81.118622.523
thrifty (not extravagant)81.0479.820
pointed (not random)80.738615.727
modest (not flamboyant)80.614717.222
reliable (not experimental)80.615219.327
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)80.526921.927
realist (not idealist)80.49516.427
dominant (not submissive)80.350216.623
pro (not noob)80.353722.116
family-first (not work-first)80.224019.821
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.146916.918
concise (not long-winded)80.14910.019
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.18316.617
one-faced (not two-faced)80.134120.822
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.832016.129
diligent (not lazy)79.596317.219
factual (not poetic)79.316516.526
frugal (not lavish)79.11017.317
legit (not scrub)79.137814.115
white knight (not bad boy)79.128516.923
neurotypical (not autistic)79.018015.219
valedictorian (not drop out)78.850515.619
vintage (not trendy)78.739412.925
wise (not foolish)78.725216.726
washed (not muddy)78.626722.625
bossy (not meek)78.555518.225
studious (not goof-off)78.554015.425
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.138327.019
sober (not indulgent)78.08016.228
straight (not queer)78.052924.714
fresh (not stinky)78.049413.427
OCD (not ADHD)77.924416.120
believable (not poorly-written)77.750214.714
western (not eastern)77.611718.014
cautious (not impulsive)77.62009.218
loyal (not traitorous)77.587523.524
rock (not rap)77.544212.724
realistic (not ambitious)77.05911.418
statist (not anarchist)76.910723.513
giving (not receiving)76.932315.022
politically correct (not edgy)76.712517.814
high IQ (not low IQ)76.686613.623
serious (not playful)76.547619.418
methodical (not astonishing)76.421919.528
love-focused (not money-focused)76.263418.121
reasoned (not instinctual)76.111020.220
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.148218.619
altruistic (not selfish)76.132718.230
opinionated (not jealous)76.143911.418
tailor (not blacksmith)75.727713.718
prudish (not flirtatious)75.714215.626
beautiful (not ugly)75.692215.029
resourceful (not helpless)75.687725.418
concrete (not abstract)75.621421.227
nurturing (not poisonous)74.949616.014
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.927725.520
demure (not vain)74.712317.523
tense (not relaxed)74.771427.118
picky (not always down)74.724921.023
provincial (not cosmopolitan)74.412616.513
generalist (not specialist)74.31011.115
conventional (not creative)74.120320.429
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.818418.225
feminine (not masculine)73.844716.726
attractive (not repulsive)73.784613.918
neat (not messy)73.657921.216
tame (not wild)73.519322.625
bookish (not sporty)73.367019.136
hurried (not leisurely)73.221824.713
domestic (not industrial)73.213922.114
important (not irrelevant)73.0100820.423
compersive (not jealous)72.921618.215
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.829626.921
cynical (not gullible)72.852719.821
kind (not cruel)72.784717.114
pronatalist (not child free)72.713714.014
average (not deviant)72.79625.127
serious (not bold)72.619620.024
🧐 (not 😎)72.625422.278
everyman (not chosen one)72.516522.128
🥴 (not 🥳)72.423421.666
traditional (not unorthodox)72.226217.317
😊 (not 🤣)72.044121.277
tactful (not indiscreet)71.740921.118
🤐 (not 😜)71.636123.464
vanilla (not kinky)71.630030.424
coordinated (not clumsy)71.577825.423
vegan (not cannibal)71.537822.416
egalitarian (not racist)71.3117527.512
side character (not main character)71.343826.818
apathetic (not curious)71.25616.219
direct (not roundabout)71.268324.412
earth (not air)71.238725.117
genius (not dunce)71.168716.821
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.086931.622
feminist (not sexist)70.981918.713
decisive (not hesitant)70.874628.521
🧢 (not 🎩)70.742024.970
mundane (not extraordinary)70.611723.816
🐩 (not 🐒)70.642324.274
proper (not scandalous)70.642716.913
monochrome (not multicolored)70.531323.421
predictable (not quirky)70.519425.824
metrosexual (not macho)70.443625.421
prestigious (not disreputable)70.357018.216
flower child (not goth)70.362218.522
tight (not loose)70.264917.520
English (not German)70.198224.825
heroic (not villainous)70.096221.221
builder (not explorer)70.025714.116
🤖 (not 👻)70.024624.066
demanding (not unchallenging)70.098719.921
devout (not heathen)69.935211.69
empath (not psychopath)69.869617.622
master (not apprentice)69.877223.218
disarming (not creepy)69.875517.618
literal (not metaphorical)69.737621.618
miserable (not joyful)69.755119.515
🐴 (not 🦄)69.746525.080
badass (not weakass)69.698224.225
precise (not vague)69.565623.216
reserved (not chatty)69.446522.013
😇 (not 😈)69.450523.669
alpha (not beta)69.178422.519
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.036914.514
wholesome (not salacious)69.058530.320
subdued (not exuberant)69.018723.120
suspicious (not trusting)68.957528.830
chaste (not lustful)68.925218.222
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.995520.327
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.941827.124
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)68.840923.670
straightforward (not cryptic)68.763226.820
workaholic (not slacker)68.7111423.818
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)68.716822.423
linear (not circular)68.518829.413
repetitive (not varied)68.434820.719
luddite (not technophile)68.325718.215
strict (not lenient)68.255724.624
humble (not arrogant)68.241419.612
armoured (not vulnerable)68.268323.522
suspicious (not awkward)68.170523.517
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)68.027625.074
jaded (not innocent)68.080722.033
basic (not hipster)67.853621.019
permanent (not transient)67.839123.013
high standards (not desperate)67.564722.932
gendered (not androgynous)67.4133428.621
active (not slothful)67.4123325.717
bold (not shy)67.3130122.916
mainstream (not arcane)67.219329.621
sage (not whippersnapper)67.228826.024
empirical (not theoretical)67.125524.217
low-tech (not high-tech)67.148524.813
wooden (not plastic)67.074124.221
indie (not pop)66.966727.916
urban (not rural)66.787220.816
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.692025.367
manicured (not scruffy)66.689922.922
triggered (not trolling)66.663224.621
scientific (not artistic)66.562424.424
respectful (not rude)66.574618.517
authoritarian (not democratic)66.544123.621
impartial (not biased)66.55626.613
resolute (not wavering)66.581724.319
🐮 (not 🐷)66.530122.751
warm (not cold)66.366617.319
inspiring (not cringeworthy)66.365923.727
🎨 (not 🏀)66.384624.070
dry (not moist)66.236418.621
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.135220.314
French (not Russian)66.152219.720
🌟 (not 💩)66.1113226.470
tall (not short)66.067318.245
assertive (not passive)66.0100229.130
preppy (not punk rock)65.877523.919
fixable (not unfixable)65.660224.118
factual (not exaggerating)65.654728.225
skeptical (not spiritual)65.696622.121
monastic (not hedonist)65.221322.717
obedient (not rebellious)65.140025.214
classical (not avant-garde)65.159929.114
angelic (not demonic)65.073722.523
sarcastic (not genuine)65.053628.822
deep (not shallow)65.076918.216
🛌 (not 🧗)65.028025.189
trusting (not charming)64.932022.117
doer (not thinker)64.877329.716
patient (not impatient)64.736031.930
💝 (not 💔)64.754725.861
intellectual (not physical)64.590123.921
gatherer (not hunter)64.552427.522
objective (not subjective)64.327722.719
never cries (not often crying)64.373229.922
🧠 (not 💪)64.2102527.667
🐘 (not 🐀)64.245426.064
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.233923.831
grateful (not entitled)64.256718.520
thin (not thick)64.071523.220
reactive (not proactive)64.043226.428
mighty (not puny)63.9102124.422
asexual (not sexual)63.833120.320
mild (not spicy)63.536328.122
centrist (not radical)63.528423.330
Italian (not Swedish)63.354027.819
chortling (not giggling)63.380027.227
nonpolitical (not political)63.137924.518
sad (not happy)63.082420.720
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.048724.620
off-key (not musical)63.057022.720
privileged (not oppressed)62.997722.620
depressed (not bright)62.651720.319
hoarder (not unprepared)62.576217.815
utilitarian (not decorative)62.584618.315
independent (not codependent)62.494526.315
contrarian (not yes-man)62.482926.923
official (not backdoor)62.349224.916
reassuring (not fearmongering)62.279726.126
sorrowful (not cheery)62.185023.921
morning lark (not night owl)62.140625.812
deep (not epic)61.939323.117
prideful (not envious)61.9121319.525
common sense (not analysis)61.928531.826
paranoid (not naive)61.979222.817
modern (not historical)61.875021.921
tiresome (not interesting)61.720024.516
efficient (not overprepared)61.798125.828
angry (not good-humored)61.555127.418
private (not gregarious)61.492219.416
geriatric (not vibrant)61.424718.930
moderate (not extreme)61.340127.834
sheeple (not conspiracist)61.318428.614
😬 (not 😏)61.342428.571
literary (not mathematical)61.284126.515
equitable (not hypocritical)61.273223.517
ironic (not profound)61.055124.719
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.925724.655
freelance (not corporate)60.889929.819
dispassionate (not romantic)60.732022.328
worldly (not innocent)60.6113126.121
guarded (not open)60.6123029.918
introspective (not not introspective)60.599926.912
conservative (not liberal)60.541928.417
🤠 (not 🤑)60.495122.240
🧕 (not 💃)60.332322.769
rigid (not flexible)60.275725.625
insider (not outsider)60.246326.527
purple (not orange)60.157823.915
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.169428.921
stable (not moody)59.836326.119
unassuming (not pretentious)59.748424.816
👽 (not 🤡)59.573426.256
careful (not brave)59.439532.225
logical (not emotional)59.462730.017
humorless (not funny)59.252423.213
introvert (not extrovert)59.057326.913
theist (not atheist)59.047824.610
still (not twitchy)59.046226.428
opinionated (not neutral)59.0157731.229
pure (not debased)58.783825.114
bored (not interested)58.720722.317
enslaved (not emancipated)58.527326.315
simple (not complicated)58.434029.719
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.424136.87
fast (not slow)58.3124724.521
stylish (not slovenly)58.3104925.624
judgemental (not accepting)58.379527.328
go-getter (not slugabed)58.3157824.512
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.337126.818
stoic (not expressive)58.259027.720
poor (not rich)58.161421.912
self-assured (not self-conscious)58.1116924.427
loveable (not punchable)58.1106221.720
playful (not shy)57.9121428.015
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.983823.321
lover (not fighter)57.976323.224
nerd (not jock)57.799220.413
😭 (not 😀)57.771027.269
involved (not remote)57.6133720.318
scholarly (not crafty)57.658023.623
confidential (not gossiping)57.4119824.730
confident (not insecure)57.3121324.721
soulful (not soulless)57.3138225.921
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)57.284228.063
👟 (not 🥾)57.278933.971
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.1104831.918
🐿 (not 🦇)57.093928.360
🎃 (not 💀)56.472927.859
quiet (not loud)56.377327.322
gracious (not feisty)56.341628.825
minimalist (not pack rat)56.385820.611
low self esteem (not narcissistic)56.356816.323
cocky (not timid)56.3132120.331
good-cook (not bad-cook)56.272330.729
summer (not winter)56.284427.221
motivated (not unmotivated)56.2174528.226
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.187526.216
attentive (not interrupting)56.187026.327
cat person (not dog person)56.180328.629
Roman (not Greek)55.970226.123
Coke (not Pepsi)55.671026.319
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.475427.066
melee (not ranged)55.450228.217
street-smart (not sheltered)55.3115626.616
uninspiring (not charismatic)55.226924.118
antagonist (not protagonist)55.240525.216
pensive (not serene)55.1151425.913
libertarian (not socialist)55.089926.126
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.992322.014
young (not old)54.8116818.418
presidential (not folksy)54.897229.526
overachiever (not underachiever)54.8150723.223
communal (not individualist)54.658724.616
driven (not unambitious)54.5175720.816
alert (not oblivious)54.4123230.219
bitter (not sweet)54.386825.717
🥶 (not 🥵)54.365927.163
forgiving (not vengeful)54.292926.322
smooth (not rough)54.287923.120
cool (not dorky)54.2104222.221
traumatized (not flourishing)54.2124523.825
perceptive (not unobservant)54.2159030.624
soft (not hard)54.180521.515
oxymoron (not tautology)54.1104526.812
accommodating (not stubborn)54.040031.924
cultured (not rustic)54.0115929.521
fortunate (not unlucky)53.977622.923
aloof (not obsessed)53.934823.318
📉 (not 📈)53.940127.767
gloomy (not sunny)53.8103424.823
resigned (not resistant)53.722830.220
honorable (not cunning)53.5112425.519
machiavellian (not transparent)53.586028.915
anxious (not calm)53.4112729.126
offended (not chill)53.4106625.429
cooperative (not competitive)53.168928.827
insulting (not complimentary)53.181324.617
🤺 (not 🏌)52.8147231.269
frenzied (not sleepy)52.8170928.829
unemotional (not emotional)52.546729.831
monotone (not expressive)52.566828.328
pacifist (not ferocious)52.472431.524
formal (not intimate)52.490423.125
bashful (not exhibitionist)52.360323.224
eloquent (not unpolished)52.2119725.718
hard (not soft)52.2105923.714
🥰 (not 🙃)52.1102030.164
🦒 (not 🐐)52.146429.556
open-book (not secretive)52.163822.819
close-minded (not open-minded)52.069827.421
nihilist (not existentialist)51.756127.012
enlightened (not lost)51.786421.226
intense (not lighthearted)51.6135725.029
warm (not quarrelsome)51.489926.118
🤫 (not 🤔)51.466531.171
charming (not awkward)51.3127321.624
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.3135921.124
glad (not mad)51.284020.813
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.1147524.117
fast-talking (not slow-talking)51.1127325.824
blissful (not haunted)51.158821.838
water (not fire)51.174425.320
stingy (not generous)51.170326.719
touchy-feely (not distant)51.185421.832
comedic (not dramatic)51.059926.225
rugged (not refined)50.885626.424
reclusive (not social)50.788421.617
cheesy (not chic)50.4106721.531

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 Calvin's mom based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Donald Cragen (0.799)
  2. Elinor Dashwood (0.787)
  3. Karen Vick (0.786)
  4. Elsie Carson (0.782)
  5. Harold Cooper (0.77)
  6. George S. Hammond (0.766)
  7. Carl Hanratty (0.765)
  8. Peter Burke (0.764)
  9. Charlie Carson (0.761)
  10. Capt. Oliver Queenan (0.758)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.608)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.607)
  3. Jeff Portnoy (-0.577)
  4. Erlich Bachman (-0.576)
  5. Roman Roy (-0.554)
  6. Ben Chang (-0.551)
  7. Oscar Bluth (-0.549)
  8. Cheryl Tunt (-0.548)
  9. Tracy Jordan (-0.547)
  10. Alan (-0.545)

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 Calvin's mom to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Calvin's mom is described identify as.

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


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