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Ellen Parsons Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Ellen Parsons is a character from Damages.

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
studious (not goof-off)91.4629.921
diligent (not lazy)88.440312.114
bookish (not sporty)88.119211.227
feminist (not sexist)87.817811.910
beautiful (not ugly)87.441719.122
attractive (not repulsive)87.123216.817
motivated (not unmotivated)87.148020.422
healthy (not sickly)86.6999.210
perceptive (not unobservant)85.236613.120
intellectual (not physical)84.722512.812
stylish (not slovenly)84.617328.311
feminine (not masculine)84.423620.914
valedictorian (not drop out)84.430524.814
factual (not exaggerating)84.17310.38
😊 (not 🤣)83.95711.015
dramatic (not comedic)83.717416.018
active (not slothful)83.641318.118
driven (not unambitious)83.658515.519
serious (not playful)83.324112.610
workaholic (not slacker)83.151226.213
bad-cook (not good-cook)83.15515.28
nerd (not jock)83.029417.513
overachiever (not underachiever)82.939521.410
prestigious (not disreputable)82.61378.58
manicured (not scruffy)82.640123.017
go-getter (not slugabed)82.239921.59
human (not animalistic)81.829717.413
gendered (not androgynous)81.648517.08
young (not old)81.533519.811
cultured (not rustic)81.213311.116
persistent (not quitter)80.8100618.412
mature (not juvenile)80.726217.020
fresh (not stinky)80.140414.89
eloquent (not unpolished)80.032115.59
quiet (not loud)79.816318.218
knowledgeable (not ignorant)79.150221.216
confidential (not gossiping)79.044919.617
civilized (not barbaric)78.746314.610
🤺 (not 🏌)78.640712.716
non-gamer (not gamer)78.525127.08
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.464925.917
on-time (not tardy)78.453325.114
secretive (not open-book)78.340420.125
🤖 (not 👻)78.18224.915
attentive (not interrupting)78.016217.69
basic (not hipster)77.920127.98
guarded (not open)77.657518.917
tense (not relaxed)77.557713.48
sorrowful (not cheery)77.423815.213
high IQ (not low IQ)77.283928.019
egalitarian (not racist)77.188418.419
preppy (not punk rock)77.136023.524
neurotypical (not autistic)76.830413.08
important (not irrelevant)76.583728.319
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.553318.621
interesting (not tiresome)76.446426.69
refined (not rugged)76.234415.424
believable (not poorly-written)76.160823.920
resistant (not resigned)75.834920.626
🌟 (not 💩)75.874616.712
tailor (not blacksmith)75.727721.020
main character (not side character)75.747727.216
curious (not apathetic)75.539924.119
sad (not happy)75.529418.917
utilitarian (not decorative)75.525520.015
English (not German)75.560821.620
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.544820.124
genius (not dunce)75.250719.322
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.827816.012
works hard (not plays hard)74.756933.013
protagonist (not antagonist)74.567424.513
reliable (not experimental)74.433518.918
treasure (not trash)74.290515.29
private (not gregarious)74.143024.415
minimalist (not pack rat)74.016226.012
🧠 (not 💪)74.068723.827
🐴 (not 🦄)74.032830.312
sensible (not ludicrous)73.939219.421
neat (not messy)73.956825.722
tasteful (not lewd)73.740332.916
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.732823.415
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.627622.19
🧐 (not 😎)73.622825.430
businesslike (not chivalrous)73.332328.816
triggered (not trolling)73.226922.119
haunted (not blissful)73.258223.810
democratic (not authoritarian)73.125829.215
competent (not incompetent)73.196120.515
devoted (not unfaithful)73.1109228.212
miserable (not joyful)73.140120.39
metrosexual (not macho)73.131324.618
sane (not crazy)73.027729.514
legit (not scrub)73.072528.09
smooth (not rough)72.922922.113
introvert (not extrovert)72.823616.916
🤫 (not 🤔)72.54832.410
high standards (not desperate)72.547919.714
opinionated (not neutral)72.4105617.69
straight (not queer)72.480526.514
French (not Russian)72.425522.620
pointed (not random)72.377624.316
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.124619.111
OCD (not ADHD)72.149122.911
complicated (not simple)72.164331.68
timid (not cocky)71.913521.314
sexual (not asexual)71.469229.79
methodical (not astonishing)71.242728.223
reserved (not chatty)70.942625.29
urban (not rural)70.867520.012
intense (not lighthearted)70.774530.716
🎨 (not 🏀)70.572224.010
sturdy (not flimsy)70.371621.925
opinionated (not jealous)70.377119.916
rock (not rap)70.397925.619
well behaved (not mischievous)70.234019.113
work-first (not family-first)70.248726.113
modern (not historical)70.045328.913
individualist (not communal)69.953225.013
real (not philosophical)69.847522.516
deep (not epic)69.813713.311
presidential (not folksy)69.748424.820
heroic (not villainous)69.796927.69
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.784024.718
open-minded (not close-minded)69.751824.910
orderly (not chaotic)69.655023.314
analysis (not common sense)69.342022.714
respectful (not rude)69.265226.318
tactful (not indiscreet)69.253122.113
alert (not oblivious)69.278126.614
classical (not avant-garde)69.140519.313
thrifty (not extravagant)69.135121.311
resourceful (not helpless)69.0116923.217
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.064318.617
deep (not shallow)69.060324.715
rational (not whimsical)68.858328.511
tight (not loose)68.870723.322
🧗 (not 🛌)68.670730.617
picky (not always down)68.645221.121
literary (not mathematical)68.648723.410
mad (not glad)68.455017.514
pensive (not serene)68.171929.116
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.968731.817
shy (not playful)67.815216.811
brave (not careful)67.672026.212
skeptical (not spiritual)67.687231.512
clean (not perverted)67.583919.68
vengeful (not forgiving)67.356432.310
introspective (not not introspective)67.267732.520
subdued (not exuberant)67.223620.826
permanent (not transient)67.141529.515
🐮 (not 🐷)67.126614.67
prideful (not envious)67.189424.815
modest (not flamboyant)66.961227.226
giving (not receiving)66.972829.321
charming (not awkward)66.877124.613
scientific (not artistic)66.861625.113
first-mate (not captain)66.858822.111
loveable (not punchable)66.871923.018
fixable (not unfixable)66.854328.419
chic (not cheesy)66.741530.518
princess (not queen)66.629129.917
deliberate (not spontaneous)66.580128.011
washed (not muddy)66.574425.222
decisive (not hesitant)66.491028.912
assertive (not passive)66.399324.010
loyal (not traitorous)66.2127426.88
genuine (not sarcastic)66.258030.621
prudish (not flirtatious)66.135722.215
altruistic (not selfish)66.168822.833
regular (not zany)66.027720.814
naive (not paranoid)65.924725.820
competitive (not cooperative)65.883523.221
centrist (not radical)65.720923.826
precise (not vague)65.681529.515
self-conscious (not self-assured)65.521332.314
interested (not bored)65.495929.310
corporate (not freelance)65.442030.528
western (not eastern)65.265728.58
reassuring (not fearmongering)64.970625.217
official (not backdoor)64.940422.311
soulful (not soulless)64.8117724.413
vanilla (not kinky)64.552821.920
sheriff (not outlaw)64.262826.313
wholesome (not salacious)64.277430.024
love-focused (not money-focused)64.2103528.718
deviant (not average)64.178426.017
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.0102123.412
vibrant (not geriatric)64.095327.624
factual (not poetic)64.065928.725
reclusive (not social)63.951222.617
🦒 (not 🐐)63.99226.115
disarming (not creepy)63.8104223.613
😭 (not 😀)63.843834.015
ranged (not melee)63.839522.117
hurried (not leisurely)63.661832.916
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.664629.218
cautious (not impulsive)63.561734.511
monochrome (not multicolored)63.554436.48
nurturing (not poisonous)63.486130.38
traditional (not unorthodox)63.448923.510
kind (not cruel)63.3115619.311
normie (not freak)63.247232.111
fast (not slow)63.1105323.314
thin (not thick)63.176037.814
earth (not air)63.179028.013
chosen one (not everyman)62.866222.524
literal (not metaphorical)62.674518.113
good-humored (not angry)62.678129.49
monastic (not hedonist)62.628125.98
white knight (not bad boy)62.683426.724
winter (not summer)62.559527.410
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.4128529.417
apprentice (not master)62.341528.815
emotional (not unemotional)62.2109925.013
🎩 (not 🧢)62.174530.210
bashful (not exhibitionist)62.127625.27
purple (not orange)62.050228.916
reasonable (not deranged)61.981231.010
🥰 (not 🙃)61.766628.29
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.7119430.018
humble (not arrogant)61.657029.616
sweet (not bitter)61.670721.911
monotone (not expressive)61.438526.922
offended (not chill)61.278427.419
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.052225.120
realistic (not fantastical)61.082335.210
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.971519.18
unlucky (not fortunate)60.865729.014
idealist (not realist)60.860129.015
honorable (not cunning)60.688223.823
conventional (not creative)60.657129.930
mainstream (not arcane)60.639318.510
dorky (not cool)60.659124.58
mighty (not puny)60.5113830.625
off-key (not musical)60.468223.819
gloomy (not sunny)60.481325.024
libertarian (not socialist)60.351928.215
frank (not sugarcoated)60.2129131.416
statist (not anarchist)60.070026.211
wise (not foolish)59.985924.118
pure (not debased)59.979926.115
inspiring (not cringeworthy)59.988827.48
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.973326.015
flower child (not goth)59.799029.319
high-tech (not low-tech)59.571725.613
existentialist (not nihilist)59.591326.511
objective (not subjective)59.546029.811
pro (not noob)59.5128622.512
👽 (not 🤡)59.374225.412
profound (not ironic)59.358017.38
innocent (not worldly)59.238130.229
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.298321.522
innocent (not jaded)59.239926.919
vegan (not cannibal)59.179725.622
bright (not depressed)59.070131.09
distant (not touchy-feely)59.084426.920
remote (not involved)58.819328.510
liberal (not conservative)58.8100130.222
traumatized (not flourishing)58.8107527.722
theoretical (not empirical)58.727027.817
impartial (not biased)58.715525.29
extraordinary (not mundane)58.7118231.318
complimentary (not insulting)58.784632.213
explorer (not builder)58.676929.910
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)58.670930.116
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.6101924.310
flexible (not rigid)58.556432.58
consistent (not variable)58.494028.729
concise (not long-winded)58.466831.714
tame (not wild)58.257530.925
concrete (not abstract)58.291324.213
still (not twitchy)58.249424.79
predictable (not quirky)58.262734.717
meek (not bossy)58.143916.814
technophile (not luddite)58.163119.313
extreme (not moderate)58.1106433.816
hoarder (not unprepared)58.196714.414
🥴 (not 🥳)58.083629.820
anxious (not calm)57.997331.615
direct (not roundabout)57.9121720.19
empath (not psychopath)57.9109426.310
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.898519.511
👟 (not 🥾)57.877239.012
trusting (not charming)57.761432.39
stoic (not expressive)57.661025.712
political (not nonpolitical)57.689027.99
rich (not poor)57.698525.213
alpha (not beta)57.6109026.016
🤑 (not 🤠)57.459326.98
humorless (not funny)57.357327.428
badass (not weakass)57.3135730.77
demure (not vain)57.273730.921
ferocious (not pacifist)57.1103817.112
chortling (not giggling)57.1105719.510
fighter (not lover)57.181434.58
Coke (not Pepsi)57.159832.918
yes-man (not contrarian)57.045430.020
morning lark (not night owl)56.954834.515
privileged (not oppressed)56.9115429.218
hunter (not gatherer)56.992528.527
soft (not hard)56.872029.112
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.785225.615
judgemental (not accepting)56.784633.013
sheltered (not street-smart)56.658424.28
wooden (not plastic)56.6128825.68
industrial (not domestic)56.478932.719
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.390333.218
🐿 (not 🦇)56.196834.017
generous (not stingy)56.1110717.28
child free (not pronatalist)56.0116125.412
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.040832.711
edgy (not politically correct)55.997125.19
lustful (not chaste)55.895220.611
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.864728.023
hypocritical (not equitable)55.670126.319
weird (not normal)55.5106125.710
suspicious (not awkward)55.5115030.016
hard (not soft)55.597223.915
insider (not outsider)55.466429.911
resolute (not wavering)55.4134132.714
obsessed (not aloof)55.3124729.910
linear (not circular)55.378331.215
cynical (not gullible)55.3115228.424
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.2108127.514
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.2105926.89
specialist (not generalist)55.0111225.59
dispassionate (not romantic)55.044629.421
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.095031.08
doer (not thinker)55.0118829.77
rebellious (not obedient)54.9114127.811
repetitive (not varied)54.9103829.021
Greek (not Roman)54.957925.512
coordinated (not clumsy)54.8124728.89
entitled (not grateful)54.885823.213
submissive (not dominant)54.756525.014
enslaved (not emancipated)54.738028.211
ambitious (not realistic)54.7111428.37
practical (not imaginative)54.4116625.017
🧕 (not 💃)54.353334.611
spicy (not mild)54.0118027.521
proper (not scandalous)53.988632.818
moist (not dry)53.983725.415
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.878331.218
📉 (not 📈)53.740625.012
feisty (not gracious)53.6131330.327
serious (not bold)53.579429.820
sheeple (not conspiracist)53.543031.811
patient (not impatient)53.563924.419
bold (not shy)53.3165723.718
strict (not lenient)53.3101230.222
moody (not stable)53.1126427.315
overprepared (not efficient)53.134728.924
🐀 (not 🐘)53.087130.77
trendy (not vintage)53.047024.47
pop (not indie)53.054724.328
frugal (not lavish)52.9105629.214
💔 (not 💝)52.983536.710
unchallenging (not demanding)52.936931.98
one-faced (not two-faced)52.8127221.19
tall (not short)52.7109628.823
codependent (not independent)52.762828.510
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.686221.19
stuttering (not rhythmic)52.543524.321
sage (not whippersnapper)52.586925.923
frenzied (not sleepy)52.4172026.823
low self esteem (not narcissistic)52.470120.923
optimistic (not pessimistic)52.393525.310
warm (not cold)52.3106226.213
reactive (not proactive)52.3104435.122
confident (not insecure)52.2134725.813
quarrelsome (not warm)52.2102223.623
🎃 (not 💀)52.289428.612
cat person (not dog person)52.294041.020
scholarly (not crafty)52.173731.417
😏 (not 😬)52.1112431.815
Italian (not Swedish)52.198229.113
pretentious (not unassuming)52.0110923.916
cryptic (not straightforward)51.846129.220
stubborn (not accommodating)51.8149333.512
🐒 (not 🐩)51.786431.414
intimate (not formal)51.699021.713
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.676630.48
tautology (not oxymoron)51.655923.712
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)51.5124521.114
machiavellian (not transparent)51.593932.922
suspicious (not trusting)51.4110131.314
sober (not indulgent)51.490130.817
reasoned (not instinctual)51.478930.69
🥶 (not 🥵)51.477331.810
angelic (not demonic)51.3115115.89
armoured (not vulnerable)51.3123027.125
theist (not atheist)51.274524.88
jealous (not compersive)51.196126.121
😈 (not 😇)51.192532.410
lost (not enlightened)51.1105826.219
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.090727.128
fire (not water)51.0121529.113
😜 (not 🤐)50.994023.09
heathen (not devout)50.788129.010
often crying (not never cries)50.483322.814
logical (not emotional)50.588029.229

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Clarice Starling (0.783)
  2. Caitlin Snow (0.777)
  3. Nancy Wheeler (0.771)
  4. Alicia Florrick (0.764)
  5. Kim Wexler (0.764)
  6. Dr. Allison Cameron (0.763)
  7. Abby Whelan (0.759)
  8. Veronica Donovan (0.756)
  9. Rachel Dawes (0.755)
  10. Dana Scully (0.754)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.549)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.53)
  3. Ed (-0.5)
  4. Erlich Bachman (-0.487)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.486)
  6. Meredith Palmer (-0.476)
  7. Frank Gallagher (-0.468)
  8. Jeff Portnoy (-0.466)
  9. Kevin Malone (-0.466)
  10. Krusty the Clown (-0.465)

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

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


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