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Penelope Garcia Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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)97.246.5112
warm (not cold)96.645.985
high-tech (not low-tech)96.429.391
🦄 (not 🐴)96.248.787
feminine (not masculine)96.188.0107
kind (not cruel)96.188.569
multicolored (not monochrome)95.9412.3103
chatty (not reserved)95.8168.076
loveable (not punchable)95.459.594
loyal (not traitorous)95.3298.582
soulful (not soulless)94.789.269
feminist (not sexist)94.7169.284
sunny (not gloomy)94.748.982
🎨 (not 🏀)94.7118.0119
treasure (not trash)94.4119.075
charismatic (not uninspiring)94.3157.982
joyful (not miserable)94.169.072
vibrant (not geriatric)94.1611.1125
nerd (not jock)94.04413.665
good-humored (not angry)94.098.786
accepting (not judgemental)94.0313.191
🧠 (not 💪)93.9219.790
extraordinary (not mundane)93.61416.682
🌟 (not 💩)93.51412.974
empath (not psychopath)93.3511.8106
😜 (not 🤐)93.21311.3110
funny (not humorless)93.0219.981
egalitarian (not racist)92.82610.773
💃 (not 🧕)92.52512.181
cheery (not sorrowful)92.4910.175
beautiful (not ugly)92.411313.993
motivated (not unmotivated)92.413011.4112
creative (not conventional)92.31913.675
high IQ (not low IQ)92.213510.789
devoted (not unfaithful)92.28611.0120
resourceful (not helpless)92.07215.583
emotional (not unemotional)92.03714.0131
💝 (not 💔)91.9517.581
quirky (not predictable)91.7615.2115
happy (not sad)91.5612.468
sweet (not bitter)91.52015.174
complimentary (not insulting)91.5614.483
🥰 (not 🙃)91.5219.378
fast-talking (not slow-talking)91.51613.5102
important (not irrelevant)91.38810.170
romantic (not dispassionate)91.3319.6118
hipster (not basic)91.1315.767
flirtatious (not prudish)91.14413.9116
expressive (not stoic)91.02912.580
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.08013.7123
interested (not bored)90.91113.2110
playful (not serious)90.92412.293
liberal (not conservative)90.91316.490
exuberant (not subdued)90.92314.993
love-focused (not money-focused)90.97413.3117
technophile (not luddite)90.81412.967
warm (not quarrelsome)90.7814.189
gamer (not non-gamer)90.71316.994
open to new experinces (not uncreative)90.67615.392
bookish (not sporty)90.510415.863
nurturing (not poisonous)90.23414.078
pro (not noob)89.814320.388
summer (not winter)89.73518.2126
interesting (not tiresome)89.62518.173
🥳 (not 🥴)89.4318.774
touchy-feely (not distant)89.41815.6131
competent (not incompetent)89.218316.466
diligent (not lazy)88.832111.965
open-minded (not close-minded)88.83317.086
heroic (not villainous)88.715414.382
altruistic (not selfish)88.52713.892
optimistic (not pessimistic)88.44517.374
persistent (not quitter)88.042619.084
generous (not stingy)88.04316.098
bold (not serious)87.73215.8107
bright (not depressed)87.41617.579
genius (not dunce)87.310817.580
specialist (not generalist)87.3514.393
😀 (not 😭)87.21820.668
one-faced (not two-faced)87.27919.6114
playful (not shy)87.117521.893
fresh (not stinky)87.08815.3107
fast (not slow)86.97514.375
angelic (not demonic)86.85618.585
disarming (not creepy)86.82415.170
intellectual (not physical)86.713918.078
grateful (not entitled)86.73315.2106
giving (not receiving)86.66717.7125
frenzied (not sleepy)86.64413.9117
forgiving (not vengeful)86.45619.284
trusting (not suspicious)86.33019.072
wild (not tame)86.015913.980
fantastical (not realistic)86.06117.7109
respectful (not rude)85.810718.473
cat person (not dog person)85.84020.9123
driven (not unambitious)85.738519.472
decorative (not utilitarian)85.31922.681
glad (not mad)85.33713.674
protagonist (not antagonist)85.314821.5112
perceptive (not unobservant)85.231914.9114
believable (not poorly-written)85.08016.097
moist (not dry)84.9814.972
soft (not hard)84.86319.285
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)84.72920.170
flamboyant (not modest)84.512323.679
attractive (not repulsive)84.532117.075
🎃 (not 💀)84.52417.7102
manicured (not scruffy)84.330619.588
unorthodox (not traditional)84.214525.582
overachiever (not underachiever)83.929719.9107
lover (not fighter)83.87520.1100
gregarious (not private)83.76116.264
twitchy (not still)83.412117.2127
go-getter (not slugabed)83.329015.264
healthy (not sickly)83.220115.372
zany (not regular)83.211123.672
flower child (not goth)83.218621.2138
loud (not quiet)83.123623.573
spicy (not mild)83.019821.093
legit (not scrub)82.819620.1106
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.824526.290
vegan (not cannibal)82.65822.3105
stylish (not slovenly)82.621024.559
abstract (not concrete)82.35120.996
lighthearted (not intense)82.03625.890
precise (not vague)81.917421.970
bold (not shy)81.764924.686
pure (not debased)81.511123.677
gatherer (not hunter)81.39824.895
blissful (not haunted)81.32523.1126
weird (not normal)81.219620.277
English (not German)81.220723.798
workaholic (not slacker)81.155320.087
soft (not hard)81.111021.667
hoarder (not unprepared)81.13619.075
😏 (not 😬)81.09227.265
📈 (not 📉)80.93526.1102
curious (not apathetic)80.816925.964
😎 (not 🧐)80.817426.197
badass (not weakass)80.851622.8119
intimate (not formal)80.56123.495
random (not pointed)80.46722.299
lenient (not strict)80.311918.097
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)80.27220.1108
imaginative (not practical)79.811225.378
opinionated (not neutral)79.858023.796
whimsical (not rational)79.712923.673
emancipated (not enslaved)79.616921.161
smooth (not rough)79.56222.379
folksy (not presidential)79.59924.1102
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.413926.2124
pack rat (not minimalist)79.04523.580
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)79.09527.185
thick (not thin)78.811515.978
equitable (not hypocritical)78.79419.563
often crying (not never cries)78.511820.7112
wholesome (not salacious)78.324030.250
open-book (not secretive)78.28623.3149
confident (not insecure)78.242123.266
🥵 (not 🥶)78.28722.199
night owl (not morning lark)78.029127.056
avant-garde (not classical)77.67924.461
modern (not historical)77.520225.971
social (not reclusive)77.526026.3111
young (not old)77.444218.270
dramatic (not no-nonsense)77.225022.981
ambitious (not realistic)77.227023.4115
cultured (not rustic)77.220725.6112
giggling (not chortling)77.14626.7121
self-improving (not self-destructive)76.910722.9121
chivalrous (not businesslike)76.711621.0111
🐿 (not 🦇)76.524028.075
🎩 (not 🧢)76.533330.496
enlightened (not lost)76.511523.297
chill (not offended)76.29822.697
flexible (not rigid)76.29625.085
🐩 (not 🐒)75.925028.083
freelance (not corporate)75.838625.3104
extrovert (not introvert)75.536026.779
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)75.53527.3101
opinionated (not jealous)75.441523.8148
idealist (not realist)75.417324.577
open (not guarded)75.38125.195
washed (not muddy)75.332322.393
honorable (not cunning)75.129828.696
metaphorical (not literal)74.95326.578
cosmopolitan (not provincial)74.519321.764
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.543225.374
freak (not normie)74.527521.9115
humble (not arrogant)74.422527.383
metrosexual (not macho)74.423425.983
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.445625.180
spiritual (not skeptical)74.28827.572
spontaneous (not deliberate)73.821028.279
introspective (not not introspective)73.730925.373
😇 (not 😈)73.633631.969
extreme (not moderate)73.454424.198
overspender (not penny-pincher)73.421523.079
deep (not shallow)73.337622.969
anxious (not calm)73.236520.683
involved (not remote)73.046630.184
circular (not linear)72.88324.6103
crafty (not scholarly)72.442628.270
democratic (not authoritarian)72.425730.892
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.338128.573
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.333620.263
spontaneous (not scheduled)72.137130.179
varied (not repetitive)72.16129.683
prideful (not envious)72.051923.2125
French (not Russian)71.924526.091
epic (not deep)71.916927.083
charming (not awkward)71.554326.882
human (not animalistic)71.570829.371
deviant (not average)71.547624.0101
tailor (not blacksmith)71.541326.790
analysis (not common sense)71.530729.4125
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.345626.158
master (not apprentice)70.966134.971
lustful (not chaste)70.941124.176
musical (not off-key)70.919729.6104
loose (not tight)70.918424.7106
urban (not rural)70.861229.365
explorer (not builder)70.733430.074
awkward (not suspicious)70.520822.871
gendered (not androgynous)70.5105928.961
radical (not centrist)70.427827.7104
high standards (not desperate)70.349622.9127
dorky (not cool)70.230428.874
tasteful (not lewd)70.049929.782
vulnerable (not armoured)70.020822.7108
flourishing (not traumatized)70.09729.395
queen (not princess)70.057936.6114
permanent (not transient)69.827628.857
civilized (not barbaric)69.870928.478
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)69.843131.899
first-mate (not captain)69.643632.370
cooperative (not competitive)69.522532.272
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.530025.869
emotional (not logical)69.443928.1108
goof-off (not studious)69.029723.9121
artistic (not scientific)68.939529.673
gossiping (not confidential)68.926731.4121
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.970729.3113
efficient (not overprepared)68.946033.693
chaotic (not orderly)68.845229.379
arcane (not mainstream)68.737331.570
sexual (not asexual)68.771627.9111
fixable (not unfixable)68.440930.187
kinky (not vanilla)68.140828.785
unassuming (not pretentious)68.118729.878
existentialist (not nihilist)68.031329.751
chosen one (not everyman)67.742428.791
transparent (not machiavellian)67.727831.0110
scandalous (not proper)67.649827.362
astonishing (not methodical)67.422631.4108
active (not slothful)67.3106028.075
long-winded (not concise)67.322928.8105
sensible (not ludicrous)67.256729.885
gullible (not cynical)67.224624.1111
😊 (not 🤣)67.156236.696
compersive (not jealous)67.033024.769
queer (not straight)66.714731.073
wise (not foolish)66.653226.2113
prestigious (not disreputable)66.663428.168
rock (not rap)66.6107028.1110
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.481129.667
lavish (not frugal)66.341325.071
🤠 (not 🤑)66.260630.978
valedictorian (not drop out)66.181131.494
innocent (not jaded)66.123230.0134
demure (not vain)66.134026.577
child free (not pronatalist)66.161728.691
genuine (not sarcastic)66.048630.4104
👟 (not 🥾)65.944533.4102
crazy (not sane)65.949226.181
Greek (not Roman)65.69025.370
🐘 (not 🐀)65.436429.058
mathematical (not literary)65.327330.766
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.362931.5117
resistant (not resigned)65.186928.875
white knight (not bad boy)65.165933.9108
fortunate (not unlucky)64.933325.084
mighty (not puny)64.886330.864
reliable (not experimental)64.755735.0109
sugarcoated (not frank)64.411130.7127
poetic (not factual)64.434529.5109
rebellious (not obedient)64.377726.772
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)64.277327.4102
accommodating (not stubborn)64.018831.085
works hard (not plays hard)63.885026.877
extravagant (not thrifty)63.750935.5110
ranged (not melee)63.534026.873
resolute (not wavering)63.483629.569
hedonist (not monastic)63.347226.055
trolling (not triggered)63.320528.394
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.327826.8105
🛌 (not 🧗)62.929533.1106
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.977732.9121
short (not tall)62.843521.373
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.848432.186
eloquent (not unpolished)62.880629.760
comedic (not dramatic)62.328533.9135
yes-man (not contrarian)62.325730.0102
mischievous (not well behaved)62.277930.297
refined (not rugged)62.072628.776
feisty (not gracious)62.091831.8120
submissive (not dominant)61.736329.263
neurotypical (not autistic)61.7109429.576
backdoor (not official)61.462632.258
independent (not codependent)61.386530.273
obsessed (not aloof)61.180629.676
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.091529.674
reasonable (not deranged)60.775529.278
juvenile (not mature)60.654824.1103
👽 (not 🤡)60.360433.374
indulgent (not sober)60.267928.175
straightforward (not cryptic)60.294832.565
family-first (not work-first)60.266833.9106
🤺 (not 🏌)60.2103731.287
atheist (not theist)59.778830.274
on-time (not tardy)59.398929.287
beta (not alpha)59.247231.6114
alert (not oblivious)59.295130.378
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.251831.888
individualist (not communal)59.081437.778
ADHD (not OCD)59.045431.7105
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.7101927.873
subjective (not objective)58.349829.168
rich (not poor)58.287420.079
exaggerating (not factual)58.268931.2100
trusting (not charming)58.052534.681
always down (not picky)58.037031.6124
moody (not stable)57.999128.486
oxymoron (not tautology)57.967930.074
🦒 (not 🐐)57.822635.072
socialist (not libertarian)57.323838.056
complicated (not simple)57.3105132.987
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.377232.677
clean (not perverted)57.2101432.2113
pacifist (not ferocious)56.950532.580
street-smart (not sheltered)56.996632.981
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.987929.790
devout (not heathen)56.775331.069
edgy (not politically correct)56.683531.974
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.467930.264
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.440830.375
outlaw (not sheriff)56.475832.164
attentive (not interrupting)56.474630.6117
orange (not purple)56.364236.080
hurried (not leisurely)56.284231.564
unchallenging (not demanding)56.226331.994
nonpolitical (not political)56.152832.989
roundabout (not direct)56.032031.462
consistent (not variable)56.090735.4112
instinctual (not reasoned)55.483830.979
innocent (not worldly)55.340833.5105
tactful (not indiscreet)55.3101633.771
punk rock (not preppy)55.261932.9106
🐷 (not 🐮)55.043432.857
biased (not impartial)54.8122330.669
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)54.771526.763
meek (not bossy)54.643126.290
assertive (not passive)54.6121232.370
clumsy (not coordinated)54.548830.983
privileged (not oppressed)54.4109222.988
real (not philosophical)54.3108536.179
theoretical (not empirical)54.243433.671
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.239133.074
brave (not careful)54.0104630.690
western (not eastern)53.9123931.070
fire (not water)53.7100735.399
statist (not anarchist)53.681032.579
indie (not pop)53.6106336.7113
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.582530.849
low self esteem (not narcissistic)53.556524.0107
air (not earth)53.542435.5118
relaxed (not tense)53.432532.081
proactive (not reactive)53.461133.1116
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)53.383633.970
thinker (not doer)53.346733.7111
cocky (not timid)53.2124030.1125
natural-talent (not hard-work)53.051033.7100
naive (not paranoid)53.052528.7128
Pepsi (not Coke)52.860735.599
🤫 (not 🤔)52.653437.453
serene (not pensive)52.619532.188
profound (not ironic)52.574731.586
vintage (not trendy)52.2123234.8112
messy (not neat)52.161130.475
insider (not outsider)52.072535.774
whippersnapper (not sage)51.983935.487
impatient (not patient)51.6108831.288
cautious (not impulsive)51.283832.777
cheesy (not chic)51.092732.8113
industrial (not domestic)50.191730.163
flimsy (not sturdy)50.851229.990
wooden (not plastic)50.6133030.091
decisive (not hesitant)50.5126427.670
👻 (not 🤖)50.593137.980
Swedish (not Italian)50.581530.690

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 (0.902)
  2. Abby Sciuto (0.856)
  3. Alice Cullen (0.842)
  4. Waverly Earp (0.84)
  5. Cisco Ramon (0.826)
  6. Sookie St. James (0.825)
  7. Eric Effiong (0.825)
  8. Lumiere (0.823)
  9. Jess Day (0.82)
  10. Dustin Henderson (0.818)
  1. Michael Groff (-0.719)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.665)
  3. Principal Vernon (-0.631)
  4. Stannis Baratheon (-0.618)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (-0.611)
  6. Petunia Dursley (-0.603)
  7. Lieutenant Schrank (-0.601)
  8. Brad Bellick (-0.598)
  9. Byron Hadley (-0.594)
  10. Nick Dunne (-0.594)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.



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