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Susan Mayer Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Susan Mayer is a character from Desperate Housewives.

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
emotional (not unemotional)92.62812.217
bad-cook (not good-cook)92.5411.940
emotional (not logical)90.72814.131
often crying (not never cries)88.92422.229
family-first (not work-first)88.56511.831
love-focused (not money-focused)88.416318.617
touchy-feely (not distant)88.32715.827
artistic (not scientific)88.25517.127
disorganized (not self-disciplined)88.13120.427
🎨 (not 🏀)87.912516.225
flower child (not goth)86.712211.524
🐿 (not 🦇)86.24714.928
romantic (not dispassionate)86.212418.2149
anxious (not calm)86.18016.024
dramatic (not no-nonsense)86.011115.523
clumsy (not coordinated)85.95022.625
moody (not stable)85.716615.125
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.57620.962
twitchy (not still)85.29415.531
chatty (not reserved)84.521219.924
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.27711.425
expressive (not stoic)84.016919.419
gendered (not androgynous)83.834618.424
summer (not winter)83.713812.815
idealist (not realist)83.67319.133
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)83.217518.825
whimsical (not rational)83.09917.428
vulnerable (not armoured)82.34012.923
chaotic (not orderly)82.020322.229
ambitious (not realistic)81.121020.828
wavering (not resolute)81.1616.728
literary (not mathematical)80.99919.624
gullible (not cynical)80.87223.622
exaggerating (not factual)80.720920.334
roundabout (not direct)80.51720.355
soft (not hard)80.513020.170
freelance (not corporate)80.530825.0161
tardy (not on-time)80.510021.533
lover (not fighter)79.915020.623
curious (not apathetic)79.823919.928
sexual (not asexual)79.840322.819
Italian (not Swedish)79.611316.7137
spontaneous (not deliberate)79.314327.921
domestic (not industrial)79.35226.173
loud (not quiet)79.235123.232
fast-talking (not slow-talking)79.223723.5158
fantastical (not realistic)79.216225.525
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.720322.5174
feminine (not masculine)78.535323.229
kind (not cruel)78.558820.228
folksy (not presidential)78.113922.5143
first-mate (not captain)78.127220.967
instinctual (not reasoned)77.923426.126
lost (not enlightened)77.914321.6162
privileged (not oppressed)77.845524.3169
hesitant (not decisive)77.75224.167
🤡 (not 👽)77.67020.433
👟 (not 🥾)77.513523.148
desperate (not high standards)77.510521.433
biased (not impartial)77.426624.063
social (not reclusive)77.429418.545
tense (not relaxed)77.358823.914
self-conscious (not self-assured)77.26920.522
apprentice (not master)77.212120.925
beautiful (not ugly)77.086525.425
juvenile (not mature)77.020818.270
rock (not rap)77.048211.518
fresh (not stinky)76.754617.837
foolish (not wise)76.516718.024
impulsive (not cautious)76.534424.821
warm (not cold)76.436821.673
straight (not queer)76.360727.529
variable (not consistent)76.25324.3158
non-gamer (not gamer)76.033629.031
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.859623.233
thin (not thick)75.822628.435
low-tech (not high-tech)75.622621.170
🤠 (not 🤑)75.532624.787
sensitive (not thick-skinned)75.218622.422
unlucky (not fortunate)75.121026.627
reactive (not proactive)75.19626.325
imaginative (not practical)75.020128.020
French (not Russian)75.018523.8131
generous (not stingy)74.942421.018
flimsy (not sturdy)74.78324.5134
expressive (not monotone)74.648429.825
random (not pointed)74.511328.224
involved (not remote)74.443922.122
subjective (not objective)74.44825.955
oblivious (not alert)74.313525.629
intimate (not formal)74.322120.144
lenient (not strict)74.224425.761
💃 (not 🧕)74.152425.448
soulful (not soulless)74.080723.470
nonpolitical (not political)73.711225.224
beta (not alpha)73.724927.226
👻 (not 🤖)73.719820.039
empath (not psychopath)73.757120.920
insecure (not confident)73.612723.363
crazy (not sane)73.435619.343
zany (not regular)73.239722.559
egalitarian (not racist)73.1110524.440
pack rat (not minimalist)72.913825.032
English (not German)72.979526.7149
jealous (not compersive)72.931020.228
wholesome (not salacious)72.745926.227
indulgent (not sober)72.539918.326
submissive (not dominant)72.421527.365
democratic (not authoritarian)72.429127.219
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)72.318325.931
playful (not serious)72.231622.321
gregarious (not private)72.223826.227
codependent (not independent)72.120930.224
doer (not thinker)72.048133.132
metrosexual (not macho)71.736627.8142
abstract (not concrete)71.720628.165
poetic (not factual)71.620526.7165
neurotypical (not autistic)71.565827.028
pure (not debased)71.442225.626
😭 (not 😀)71.322027.542
gossiping (not confidential)71.226725.332
naive (not paranoid)71.115529.78
messy (not neat)71.032429.736
indiscreet (not tactful)70.912627.437
playful (not shy)70.978424.423
dunce (not genius)70.815421.0159
astonishing (not methodical)70.717924.932
triggered (not trolling)70.739627.2151
preppy (not punk rock)70.760927.3157
human (not animalistic)70.784228.364
main character (not side character)70.757431.610
goof-off (not studious)70.631027.239
luddite (not technophile)70.519317.924
noob (not pro)70.510926.291
devoted (not unfaithful)70.4120825.927
protagonist (not antagonist)70.386724.826
circular (not linear)70.313526.9137
existentialist (not nihilist)70.225026.853
helpless (not resourceful)70.15723.133
🧢 (not 🎩)70.144122.728
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.190831.124
😜 (not 🤐)70.042430.134
ADHD (not OCD)70.028427.725
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)69.948925.291
awkward (not suspicious)69.924029.820
bold (not serious)69.748723.231
long-winded (not concise)69.719627.415
persistent (not quitter)69.6153727.837
traumatized (not flourishing)69.663525.8161
awkward (not charming)69.524625.128
tailor (not blacksmith)69.556124.2144
loyal (not traitorous)69.3117719.621
obsessed (not aloof)69.353026.323
disarming (not creepy)69.378723.557
spontaneous (not scheduled)69.146936.429
gatherer (not hunter)69.140827.6142
pronatalist (not child free)69.019928.733
vague (not precise)69.012427.333
impatient (not patient)69.067726.926
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.035728.352
stuttering (not rhythmic)69.013227.9170
extreme (not moderate)68.974928.237
air (not earth)68.911232.918
crafty (not scholarly)68.760823.128
🥴 (not 🥳)68.636628.632
sweet (not bitter)68.650621.325
good-humored (not angry)68.657929.422
lustful (not chaste)68.452723.129
giggling (not chortling)68.318228.1147
repetitive (not varied)68.136028.361
vintage (not trendy)68.184023.017
innocent (not worldly)68.020524.830
sheltered (not street-smart)68.030029.026
western (not eastern)68.048129.724
sugarcoated (not frank)68.06530.222
heroic (not villainous)67.9102721.825
soft (not hard)67.843928.826
multicolored (not monochrome)67.540429.327
open-book (not secretive)67.425929.8156
🐀 (not 🐘)67.331931.635
offended (not chill)67.356927.6159
motivated (not unmotivated)67.3147128.417
open-minded (not close-minded)67.261222.023
decorative (not utilitarian)67.125228.826
nurturing (not poisonous)67.075327.815
ignorant (not knowledgeable)67.019924.6148
opinionated (not neutral)66.9129931.525
oxymoron (not tautology)66.918127.013
vibrant (not geriatric)66.983728.2130
dorky (not cool)66.843326.239
deranged (not reasonable)66.741622.329
humble (not arrogant)66.347129.917
angelic (not demonic)66.368422.827
complicated (not simple)66.385930.627
explorer (not builder)66.054928.623
ironic (not profound)66.034123.821
respectful (not rude)65.975721.429
plays hard (not works hard)65.931728.353
attractive (not repulsive)65.7112727.632
scandalous (not proper)65.761929.330
cringeworthy (not inspiring)65.439229.226
optimistic (not pessimistic)65.252931.324
transparent (not machiavellian)65.142228.021
cryptic (not straightforward)65.018834.121
rustic (not cultured)65.030724.429
sunny (not gloomy)64.952429.8164
pacifist (not ferocious)64.837728.768
generalist (not specialist)64.812422.526
communal (not individualist)64.824025.231
hypocritical (not equitable)64.844626.1181
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)64.858028.233
yes-man (not contrarian)64.822730.120
forgiving (not vengeful)64.762228.842
real (not philosophical)64.773727.618
warm (not quarrelsome)64.650626.427
creative (not conventional)64.465231.732
mischievous (not well behaved)64.383032.723
incompetent (not competent)64.317329.830
insider (not outsider)64.331029.866
off-key (not musical)64.351831.8128
complimentary (not insulting)64.268332.225
unassuming (not pretentious)64.233630.746
classical (not avant-garde)64.163728.020
interrupting (not attentive)64.152830.634
basic (not hipster)63.966226.016
manicured (not scruffy)63.896427.216
unobservant (not perceptive)63.815329.7149
feminist (not sexist)63.7103428.135
dramatic (not comedic)63.798825.526
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.635130.8156
modern (not historical)63.569626.530
cheesy (not chic)63.461526.421
average (not deviant)63.329522.722
liberal (not conservative)63.381526.946
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.330428.325
flexible (not rigid)63.239931.222
flirtatious (not prudish)63.071228.725
whippersnapper (not sage)62.945729.0134
vanilla (not kinky)62.858631.827
extrovert (not introvert)62.878028.029
active (not slothful)62.8141027.880
vegan (not cannibal)62.767929.3175
hurried (not leisurely)62.667528.628
frenzied (not sleepy)62.6126932.6169
clean (not perverted)62.6100331.733
treasure (not trash)62.5134727.4162
bookish (not sporty)62.496824.618
pensive (not serene)62.4111229.924
experimental (not reliable)62.354129.4162
important (not irrelevant)62.2142330.981
unprepared (not hoarder)62.031131.523
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.038433.4147
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.057629.225
giving (not receiving)62.091433.117
princess (not queen)61.741528.319
💔 (not 💝)61.454533.531
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')61.313131.915
weird (not normal)61.285228.932
puny (not mighty)61.128826.332
shallow (not deep)61.036926.7181
exuberant (not subdued)61.079629.0145
smooth (not rough)60.864726.621
stylish (not slovenly)60.797023.619
resistant (not resigned)60.7124030.5159
thrifty (not extravagant)60.767527.124
loose (not tight)60.539932.5166
cocky (not timid)60.4119325.128
wooden (not plastic)60.3111830.117
🐮 (not 🐷)60.272228.421
drop out (not valedictorian)60.147829.038
slow (not fast)60.025430.421
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)60.064428.117
charming (not trusting)60.073228.021
Greek (not Roman)59.927730.9114
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.958134.7136
🌟 (not 💩)59.7131129.666
🛌 (not 🧗)59.740130.477
moist (not dry)59.657230.8152
overachiever (not underachiever)59.4138930.632
passive (not assertive)59.232530.619
pop (not indie)59.236531.821
😬 (not 😏)59.049230.640
meek (not bossy)58.941232.877
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.8115023.866
mundane (not extraordinary)58.733128.126
tiresome (not interesting)58.724328.222
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.779926.923
white knight (not bad boy)58.695834.916
charismatic (not uninspiring)58.5142132.568
glad (not mad)58.559726.137
believable (not poorly-written)58.5170029.5154
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.478229.717
theist (not atheist)58.449928.976
spiritual (not skeptical)58.334631.432
outlaw (not sheriff)58.381727.525
jealous (not opinionated)58.221933.414
open (not guarded)58.131230.519
funny (not humorless)58.095525.933
unpolished (not eloquent)58.056029.428
statist (not anarchist)58.077630.832
innocent (not jaded)58.042333.326
melee (not ranged)57.940928.9110
quirky (not predictable)57.974839.120
urban (not rural)57.8119530.970
mainstream (not arcane)57.651524.816
low IQ (not high IQ)57.523423.833
tasteful (not lewd)57.4113621.218
metaphorical (not literal)57.438230.529
backdoor (not official)57.385730.055
epic (not deep)57.268926.720
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.141933.9133
envious (not prideful)57.119228.539
dog person (not cat person)57.177033.616
empirical (not theoretical)57.078926.420
🤺 (not 🏌)57.0131329.054
bold (not shy)56.6157527.763
modest (not flamboyant)56.592631.340
fearmongering (not reassuring)56.562636.123
ludicrous (not sensible)56.461735.223
unorthodox (not traditional)56.395832.466
go-getter (not slugabed)56.3162527.834
🦄 (not 🐴)56.164830.632
exhibitionist (not bashful)56.1108533.526
tall (not short)56.0101030.444
trusting (not suspicious)55.572131.559
healthy (not sickly)55.5135627.456
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.536034.770
😎 (not 🧐)55.491833.237
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.299135.168
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.150829.544
interested (not bored)55.1141531.226
water (not fire)55.162936.228
genuine (not sarcastic)55.091431.318
🥰 (not 🙃)55.091234.842
everyman (not chosen one)55.069635.520
frugal (not lavish)54.997828.232
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.971327.035
weakass (not badass)54.941133.421
competitive (not cooperative)54.8113131.019
demanding (not unchallenging)54.8147430.623
night owl (not morning lark)54.7109926.040
accepting (not judgemental)54.782830.523
analysis (not common sense)54.5100428.425
always down (not picky)54.559429.219
washed (not muddy)54.3115323.816
🤔 (not 🤫)54.2109331.630
nerd (not jock)54.1108432.866
heathen (not devout)54.074228.026
😇 (not 😈)53.997528.782
accommodating (not stubborn)53.940134.728
libertarian (not socialist)53.898730.732
💪 (not 🧠)53.852424.295
selfish (not altruistic)53.677529.172
unfixable (not fixable)53.661930.7151
one-faced (not two-faced)53.4125928.021
physical (not intellectual)53.363928.924
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)53.169426.724
🦒 (not 🐐)53.142132.369
transient (not permanent)53.068433.329
🤣 (not 😊)52.967835.839
brave (not careful)52.8125930.477
hedonist (not monastic)52.8102826.926
overprepared (not efficient)52.835728.0154
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.699732.570
rugged (not refined)52.580925.816
freak (not normie)52.5104731.130
disreputable (not prestigious)52.464130.327
🎃 (not 💀)52.388934.314
scrub (not legit)52.237625.034
punchable (not loveable)52.264432.8144
driven (not unambitious)52.1180429.524
📉 (not 📈)52.147631.064
centrist (not radical)52.177933.221
honorable (not cunning)52.0116029.6162
diligent (not lazy)51.8173327.323
slacker (not workaholic)51.844226.723
Pepsi (not Coke)51.876936.521
politically correct (not edgy)51.781231.038
enslaved (not emancipated)51.745128.726
feisty (not gracious)51.7137531.943
wild (not tame)51.7118033.130
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.661627.230
miserable (not joyful)51.5117827.741
lighthearted (not intense)51.559334.3163
happy (not sad)51.469722.362
haunted (not blissful)51.4136732.227
grateful (not entitled)51.497131.927
cheery (not sorrowful)51.375131.020
young (not old)51.3124324.422
not introspective (not introspective)51.354629.633
🥶 (not 🥵)51.378030.219
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.285629.938
civilized (not barbaric)51.2137331.019
vain (not demure)51.0100527.230
obedient (not rebellious)51.072031.120
🐒 (not 🐩)51.088931.332
natural-talent (not hard-work)51.064329.724
bright (not depressed)50.9100825.918
mild (not spicy)50.671628.368
purple (not orange)50.5100933.615
poor (not rich)50.580620.525

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lorna Morello (0.802)
  2. John Michael Dorian (0.744)
  3. Izzie Stevens (0.726)
  4. Fez (0.721)
  5. Juliet Capulet (0.71)
  6. Lucy Moran (0.708)
  7. Janine Lindo (0.704)
  8. Kelly Erin Hannon (0.698)
  9. Andy Bernard (0.693)
  10. Philip J. Fry (0.692)
  1. Black Noir (-0.582)
  2. Cobra Bubbles (-0.577)
  3. Gus Fring (-0.547)
  4. The Operative (-0.536)
  5. Mike Ehrmantraut (-0.533)
  6. Doc (-0.527)
  7. Ash (-0.514)
  8. Carolyn Martens (-0.509)
  9. Nick Fury (-0.508)
  10. Levi Ackermann (-0.503)

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

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


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