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Penelope Garcia Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Penelope Garcia is a character from Criminal Minds.

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
expressive (not monotone)97.166.5121
warm (not cold)96.735.889
high-tech (not low-tech)96.449.296
🦄 (not 🐴)96.378.593
kind (not cruel)96.0128.878
multicolored (not monochrome)96.0412.0109
feminine (not masculine)95.8108.7110
chatty (not reserved)95.7228.178
loyal (not traitorous)95.6278.387
sunny (not gloomy)94.968.884
🎨 (not 🏀)94.7118.0121
soulful (not soulless)94.6129.073
loveable (not punchable)94.5511.996
treasure (not trash)94.3119.278
vibrant (not geriatric)94.3810.8132
charismatic (not uninspiring)94.2167.986
accepting (not judgemental)94.1712.995
🧠 (not 💪)94.1279.694
good-humored (not angry)94.0108.786
nerd (not jock)93.85513.478
extraordinary (not mundane)93.81116.485
feminist (not sexist)93.63310.396
🌟 (not 💩)93.61712.780
egalitarian (not racist)93.41710.382
funny (not humorless)93.3239.786
😜 (not 🤐)93.31711.2112
empath (not psychopath)93.0712.3110
💃 (not 🧕)92.72612.083
joyful (not miserable)92.61412.276
cheery (not sorrowful)92.4119.982
devoted (not unfaithful)92.48610.9124
high IQ (not low IQ)92.314810.692
beautiful (not ugly)92.314213.999
creative (not conventional)92.22113.480
emotional (not unemotional)92.04113.9133
motivated (not unmotivated)92.018111.6116
resourceful (not helpless)91.88515.189
happy (not sad)91.7712.075
💝 (not 💔)91.7717.484
quirky (not predictable)91.6715.0120
sweet (not bitter)91.62215.075
fast-talking (not slow-talking)91.61813.4104
important (not irrelevant)91.510210.074
expressive (not stoic)91.33412.384
technophile (not luddite)91.31212.771
complimentary (not insulting)91.3814.485
open to new experinces (not uncreative)91.16414.998
🥰 (not 🙃)91.1320.685
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.19313.5128
romantic (not dispassionate)91.1379.7123
flirtatious (not prudish)91.14513.9117
warm (not quarrelsome)90.9713.897
hipster (not basic)90.9315.769
gamer (not non-gamer)90.91216.796
love-focused (not money-focused)90.97813.2119
playful (not serious)90.83412.295
interested (not bored)90.71313.0116
exuberant (not subdued)90.62515.094
bookish (not sporty)90.412915.467
pro (not noob)90.215020.092
liberal (not conservative)90.12017.891
nurturing (not poisonous)90.14013.782
🥳 (not 🥴)90.0218.281
competent (not incompetent)89.620215.972
summer (not winter)89.64018.0131
interesting (not tiresome)89.62817.679
touchy-feely (not distant)89.52115.5134
optimistic (not pessimistic)89.14816.683
diligent (not lazy)89.036011.966
open-minded (not close-minded)88.73316.890
altruistic (not selfish)88.62913.694
generous (not stingy)88.54615.6105
persistent (not quitter)88.148618.689
heroic (not villainous)87.920315.191
bold (not serious)87.83615.8108
specialist (not generalist)87.7314.396
bright (not depressed)87.51817.382
genius (not dunce)87.313017.482
😀 (not 😭)87.22120.668
intellectual (not physical)87.115217.289
fast (not slow)87.18314.280
one-faced (not two-faced)87.110119.6115
disarming (not creepy)86.92414.974
grateful (not entitled)86.93715.0110
playful (not shy)86.920121.598
giving (not receiving)86.96417.5129
fresh (not stinky)86.812415.2112
frenzied (not sleepy)86.74613.9118
trusting (not suspicious)86.52618.777
forgiving (not vengeful)86.46519.187
respectful (not rude)86.311117.782
angelic (not demonic)86.17518.991
fantastical (not realistic)85.96717.4115
wild (not tame)85.818513.882
flamboyant (not modest)85.510623.085
protagonist (not antagonist)85.517721.4113
glad (not mad)85.44413.679
driven (not unambitious)85.347219.076
perceptive (not unobservant)85.336214.9119
believable (not poorly-written)85.18915.999
moist (not dry)85.1814.973
soft (not hard)85.16819.187
decorative (not utilitarian)85.02023.191
manicured (not scruffy)84.433319.292
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)84.44121.875
🎃 (not 💀)84.22817.3110
cat person (not dog person)84.26423.1130
lover (not fighter)84.07419.9104
unorthodox (not traditional)83.916425.985
go-getter (not slugabed)83.731115.167
zany (not regular)83.711023.474
attractive (not repulsive)83.640117.380
gregarious (not private)83.66416.065
stylish (not slovenly)83.520823.566
vegan (not cannibal)83.16221.7113
twitchy (not still)83.113316.9134
loud (not quiet)83.126423.176
spicy (not mild)83.022021.093
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.030526.291
pure (not debased)82.810622.489
overachiever (not underachiever)82.840020.7114
flower child (not goth)82.821821.7143
precise (not vague)82.616821.574
soft (not hard)82.510021.075
legit (not scrub)82.522920.4108
lighthearted (not intense)82.23925.395
healthy (not sickly)81.926317.378
abstract (not concrete)81.95121.2101
bold (not shy)81.773124.389
blissful (not haunted)81.52723.0134
workaholic (not slacker)81.362319.397
English (not German)81.224023.4101
📈 (not 📉)81.14125.8105
badass (not weakass)81.057222.5124
weird (not normal)80.923020.380
intimate (not formal)80.96123.199
gatherer (not hunter)80.912025.299
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)80.78220.0112
😎 (not 🧐)80.720526.0100
random (not pointed)80.76721.9103
curious (not apathetic)80.521725.767
lenient (not strict)80.413317.8102
imaginative (not practical)80.312024.882
opinionated (not neutral)79.965123.6100
😏 (not 😬)79.814428.766
folksy (not presidential)79.610723.6106
hoarder (not unprepared)79.66820.691
whimsical (not rational)79.514123.276
pack rat (not minimalist)79.45423.085
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.417025.9128
wholesome (not salacious)79.424930.361
equitable (not hypocritical)79.29919.367
smooth (not rough)79.18222.684
avant-garde (not classical)79.16624.066
emancipated (not enslaved)79.020821.466
often crying (not never cries)79.011620.5118
thick (not thin)78.913115.782
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)78.812227.287
confident (not insecure)78.645423.267
🥵 (not 🥶)78.410722.1100
open-book (not secretive)78.39322.9155
modern (not historical)77.522525.772
young (not old)77.452318.073
social (not reclusive)77.329926.2115
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.211422.8123
ambitious (not realistic)77.230823.4115
dramatic (not no-nonsense)77.128222.684
cultured (not rustic)77.123526.0117
night owl (not morning lark)77.036927.367
🐿 (not 🦇)77.025127.280
🐩 (not 🐒)76.825727.787
chivalrous (not businesslike)76.813620.8115
chill (not offended)76.410622.598
flexible (not rigid)76.410625.489
extrovert (not introvert)76.337026.483
giggling (not chortling)76.35627.4126
enlightened (not lost)76.312923.298
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)76.04226.9105
honorable (not cunning)75.932528.0102
opinionated (not jealous)75.945223.8152
🎩 (not 🧢)75.641130.8101
😇 (not 😈)75.632331.375
freelance (not corporate)75.645324.7110
idealist (not realist)75.420724.378
washed (not muddy)75.338622.294
cosmopolitan (not provincial)75.219421.971
open (not guarded)74.710025.2100
freak (not normie)74.729721.5121
humble (not arrogant)74.426127.089
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.253324.884
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.023928.080
deep (not shallow)74.039522.685
metrosexual (not macho)73.928225.985
spiritual (not skeptical)73.810827.576
extreme (not moderate)73.859424.1100
metaphorical (not literal)73.67327.283
circular (not linear)73.58324.1110
anxious (not calm)73.340220.386
overspender (not penny-pincher)73.324222.485
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.252926.581
democratic (not authoritarian)73.026130.595
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.645625.763
varied (not repetitive)72.55529.787
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.543228.474
crafty (not scholarly)72.347827.873
epic (not deep)72.216926.886
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.137220.468
human (not animalistic)71.979229.272
introspective (not not introspective)71.942526.984
French (not Russian)71.928126.294
spontaneous (not scheduled)71.841730.683
charming (not awkward)71.559826.687
loose (not tight)71.319924.3111
analysis (not common sense)71.337429.3130
tailor (not blacksmith)71.247427.294
prideful (not envious)71.064524.2127
master (not apprentice)70.974433.878
musical (not off-key)70.923029.9108
radical (not centrist)70.831727.4108
cooperative (not competitive)70.725432.178
deviant (not average)70.756425.3105
dorky (not cool)70.732028.477
queen (not princess)70.762036.0124
lustful (not chaste)70.546523.887
involved (not remote)70.565131.489
high standards (not desperate)70.555122.8130
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.430825.673
awkward (not suspicious)70.323223.874
urban (not rural)70.369929.673
gendered (not androgynous)70.2118929.363
vulnerable (not armoured)69.922722.9111
first-mate (not captain)69.849631.973
emotional (not logical)69.748527.8111
artistic (not scientific)69.642929.575
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)69.649731.5101
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.480228.8119
efficient (not overprepared)69.447732.999
civilized (not barbaric)69.284028.480
flourishing (not traumatized)69.112229.698
chaotic (not orderly)69.050429.084
short (not tall)69.032721.7152
gossiping (not confidential)69.029931.5125
arcane (not mainstream)68.942530.777
explorer (not builder)68.844831.077
sexual (not asexual)68.779628.0116
kinky (not vanilla)68.545028.491
goof-off (not studious)68.535024.3128
long-winded (not concise)68.523228.6111
scandalous (not proper)68.455227.067
permanent (not transient)68.337229.364
unassuming (not pretentious)68.023929.682
transparent (not machiavellian)67.832330.7112
astonishing (not methodical)67.725631.3110
active (not slothful)67.7121727.780
tasteful (not lewd)67.471231.291
compersive (not jealous)67.437724.676
😊 (not 🤣)67.464036.6100
fixable (not unfixable)67.451230.591
lavish (not frugal)67.144124.283
queer (not straight)66.919130.974
chosen one (not everyman)66.949028.694
existentialist (not nihilist)66.843829.962
wise (not foolish)66.760426.2118
sensible (not ludicrous)66.766929.492
valedictorian (not drop out)66.691531.197
gullible (not cynical)66.628924.2114
demure (not vain)66.638126.479
prestigious (not disreputable)66.573527.772
crazy (not sane)66.454425.984
mighty (not puny)66.193330.070
child free (not pronatalist)65.971428.695
genuine (not sarcastic)65.958730.2110
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)65.993229.669
innocent (not jaded)65.926229.8138
mathematical (not literary)65.830029.974
👟 (not 🥾)65.749334.1108
Greek (not Roman)65.78925.271
rock (not rap)65.6126028.7114
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.568331.4122
white knight (not bad boy)65.575033.8110
🤠 (not 🤑)64.978031.680
fortunate (not unlucky)64.638625.591
ranged (not melee)64.634426.876
🐘 (not 🐀)64.544029.363
sugarcoated (not frank)64.511630.7132
reliable (not experimental)64.465434.5115
poetic (not factual)64.438929.2117
rebellious (not obedient)64.388426.573
accommodating (not stubborn)64.121430.592
works hard (not plays hard)63.797626.883
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)63.789927.7107
hedonist (not monastic)63.453226.665
extravagant (not thrifty)63.459435.3113
resistant (not resigned)63.3109129.582
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.330426.8108
eloquent (not unpolished)63.190329.964
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.088732.6124
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.955031.888
comedic (not dramatic)62.931933.8138
obsessed (not aloof)62.784129.880
resolute (not wavering)62.5101629.982
🛌 (not 🧗)62.434133.1112
yes-man (not contrarian)62.429030.1106
refined (not rugged)62.281228.579
trolling (not triggered)62.125929.298
feisty (not gracious)61.9104031.7122
mischievous (not well behaved)61.888830.699
backdoor (not official)61.870032.266
juvenile (not mature)61.758124.4107
straightforward (not cryptic)61.1103532.569
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.0103029.674
family-first (not work-first)60.974233.7111
socialist (not libertarian)60.417336.864
subjective (not objective)60.347029.273
reasonable (not deranged)60.387229.279
submissive (not dominant)60.245929.869
atheist (not theist)60.288830.379
indulgent (not sober)60.077928.078
independent (not codependent)59.9103231.077
👽 (not 🤡)59.971133.275
ADHD (not OCD)59.751531.0111
on-time (not tardy)59.4111929.188
🤺 (not 🏌)59.2124031.795
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.161031.792
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.0113927.987
alert (not oblivious)59.0110730.681
beta (not alpha)58.954531.5115
always down (not picky)58.940931.4129
neurotypical (not autistic)58.8130730.085
individualist (not communal)58.694137.881
exaggerating (not factual)58.676330.9103
complicated (not simple)58.3115032.293
moody (not stable)58.2110527.9100
rich (not poor)58.297119.685
pacifist (not ferocious)57.856433.390
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.571130.067
instinctual (not reasoned)57.491030.886
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.382431.260
edgy (not politically correct)57.292531.677
consistent (not variable)57.199235.5115
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.087432.679
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.0100729.691
trusting (not charming)56.964835.083
devout (not heathen)56.886531.381
clean (not perverted)56.8118132.2115
real (not philosophical)56.6113835.885
orange (not purple)56.572736.283
street-smart (not sheltered)56.5111332.982
oxymoron (not tautology)56.584730.577
outlaw (not sheriff)56.386332.671
hurried (not leisurely)56.396331.467
tactful (not indiscreet)56.2112133.773
nonpolitical (not political)56.160332.691
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.129133.186
disorganized (not self-disciplined)55.847530.677
attentive (not interrupting)55.888330.7121
unchallenging (not demanding)55.632031.997
🦒 (not 🐐)55.432735.479
indie (not pop)55.3117636.6121
innocent (not worldly)55.247333.6109
clumsy (not coordinated)55.254531.085
meek (not bossy)55.050326.391
roundabout (not direct)55.038231.165
🐷 (not 🐮)55.048033.270
punk rock (not preppy)54.972533.1108
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.861624.4113
biased (not impartial)54.6141130.773
air (not earth)54.544435.4122
assertive (not passive)54.3138232.375
privileged (not oppressed)54.2122423.293
messy (not neat)54.066530.681
brave (not careful)53.8121930.493
thinker (not doer)53.852433.8117
naive (not paranoid)53.756228.7132
statist (not anarchist)53.693931.987
fire (not water)53.6115035.1101
natural-talent (not hard-work)53.656133.4103
proactive (not reactive)53.568532.6121
western (not eastern)53.4145031.281
relaxed (not tense)53.338131.885
serene (not pensive)53.221632.093
cocky (not timid)53.1142029.9127
🤫 (not 🤔)53.059436.567
Pepsi (not Coke)52.869735.1102
main character (not side character)52.791734.147
domestic (not industrial)52.486630.366
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.497233.874
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)52.288527.378
whippersnapper (not sage)52.294135.492
impatient (not patient)52.0120631.389
theoretical (not empirical)51.963233.980
insider (not outsider)51.983535.479
vintage (not trendy)51.8143134.9115
Italian (not Swedish)51.6100230.793
profound (not ironic)51.491831.391
cheesy (not chic)51.4102732.9114
cautious (not impulsive)51.394732.479
flimsy (not sturdy)51.155829.692
👻 (not 🤖)50.8105838.090
wooden (not plastic)50.7150930.394
decisive (not hesitant)50.5143327.375

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Angela Montenegro (0.903)
  2. Abby Sciuto (0.858)
  3. Waverly Earp (0.848)
  4. Alice Cullen (0.841)
  5. Eric Effiong (0.83)
  6. Sookie St. James (0.828)
  7. Cisco Ramon (0.827)
  8. Lumiere (0.821)
  9. Jess Day (0.818)
  10. Dustin Henderson (0.818)
  1. Michael Groff (-0.71)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.663)
  3. Principal Vernon (-0.628)
  4. Stannis Baratheon (-0.622)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (-0.613)
  6. Lieutenant Schrank (-0.603)
  7. Brad Bellick (-0.6)
  8. Petunia Dursley (-0.599)
  9. Nick Dunne (-0.596)
  10. Byron Hadley (-0.592)

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

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


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