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Susan Mayer Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
bad-cook (not good-cook)92.8212.233
emotional (not unemotional)91.15212.914
emotional (not logical)90.71814.131
family-first (not work-first)89.7459.926
touchy-feely (not distant)88.42016.723
artistic (not scientific)88.34217.426
🎨 (not 🏀)88.39516.023
often crying (not never cries)88.32124.123
love-focused (not money-focused)87.715819.016
disorganized (not self-disciplined)87.63320.726
flower child (not goth)86.611112.718
🐿 (not 🦇)86.23114.928
romantic (not dispassionate)86.110618.3146
anxious (not calm)86.07117.018
dramatic (not no-nonsense)85.610715.722
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)85.610011.221
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.56920.962
twitchy (not still)85.47815.829
moody (not stable)85.016715.722
summer (not winter)85.09512.314
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.46211.524
whimsical (not rational)84.37214.326
clumsy (not coordinated)84.26523.920
chaotic (not orderly)83.615819.926
gendered (not androgynous)83.133118.523
chatty (not reserved)83.021520.721
idealist (not realist)83.07219.530
expressive (not stoic)82.816520.315
vulnerable (not armoured)82.43213.222
roundabout (not direct)81.4919.752
soft (not hard)80.910919.969
gullible (not cynical)80.86023.622
freelance (not corporate)80.525325.0161
wavering (not resolute)80.21016.926
lover (not fighter)80.012621.122
tardy (not on-time)80.010221.931
literary (not mathematical)79.99720.521
exaggerating (not factual)79.920021.330
Italian (not Swedish)79.69416.7136
ambitious (not realistic)79.620321.924
loud (not quiet)79.430522.029
domestic (not industrial)79.44325.369
feminine (not masculine)79.327822.927
fast-talking (not slow-talking)79.220423.5158
sexual (not asexual)78.937323.118
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.718322.5173
lost (not enlightened)78.210821.2158
folksy (not presidential)78.112222.5143
first-mate (not captain)78.023420.862
unlucky (not fortunate)77.810823.522
privileged (not oppressed)77.840524.4167
fantastical (not realistic)77.715727.720
straight (not queer)77.750127.426
warm (not cold)77.626620.471
social (not reclusive)77.524718.744
spontaneous (not deliberate)77.414428.719
kind (not cruel)77.354021.024
desperate (not high standards)77.39621.531
juvenile (not mature)77.118718.567
curious (not apathetic)77.027121.122
hesitant (not decisive)77.05424.663
🤡 (not 👽)76.96920.332
👟 (not 🥾)76.911823.745
fresh (not stinky)76.944417.435
biased (not impartial)76.924324.460
random (not pointed)76.78127.522
self-conscious (not self-assured)76.66021.320
rock (not rap)76.644511.717
foolish (not wise)76.515518.024
involved (not remote)76.230621.318
variable (not consistent)76.25424.5156
doer (not thinker)76.226829.830
apprentice (not master)76.211021.423
beautiful (not ugly)76.076725.524
impulsive (not cautious)75.931425.319
low-tech (not high-tech)75.819721.269
subjective (not objective)75.72424.852
tense (not relaxed)75.756825.911
thin (not thick)75.618529.232
🤠 (not 🤑)75.626224.886
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.550223.532
non-gamer (not gamer)75.530829.929
instinctual (not reasoned)75.228727.921
sensitive (not thick-skinned)75.216222.921
flimsy (not sturdy)75.17623.9131
neurotypical (not autistic)75.040226.425
French (not Russian)74.815723.8130
imaginative (not practical)74.418428.619
egalitarian (not racist)74.387023.336
👻 (not 🤖)74.314319.938
intimate (not formal)74.218720.642
generous (not stingy)74.237021.417
messy (not neat)74.122428.032
jealous (not compersive)74.024417.624
pure (not debased)73.928124.524
expressive (not monotone)73.942430.224
empath (not psychopath)73.847521.918
lenient (not strict)73.721325.758
💃 (not 🧕)73.646025.447
gregarious (not private)73.519326.324
😭 (not 😀)73.514125.838
long-winded (not concise)73.511028.312
oblivious (not alert)73.412725.628
indulgent (not sober)73.432818.125
crazy (not sane)73.430619.343
insecure (not confident)73.211023.561
soulful (not soulless)73.270523.368
zany (not regular)73.234122.559
codependent (not independent)73.117128.021
pack rat (not minimalist)72.911825.032
English (not German)72.867826.8147
nonpolitical (not political)72.710625.323
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.763428.318
submissive (not dominant)72.418127.365
wholesome (not salacious)72.340226.525
metrosexual (not macho)72.231127.3141
pronatalist (not child free)72.112726.430
🧢 (not 🎩)71.931920.426
democratic (not authoritarian)71.925827.918
naive (not paranoid)71.711531.77
beta (not alpha)71.523928.123
poetic (not factual)71.517726.8164
awkward (not suspicious)71.418027.318
abstract (not concrete)71.418127.561
human (not animalistic)71.369328.063
goof-off (not studious)71.325325.736
😜 (not 🤐)71.233830.030
obsessed (not aloof)71.039224.220
protagonist (not antagonist)71.070025.021
reactive (not proactive)71.015927.620
triggered (not trolling)70.931327.1148
playful (not shy)70.967225.920
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.918927.527
dunce (not genius)70.813721.1156
sugarcoated (not frank)70.73728.815
noob (not pro)70.610326.490
extreme (not moderate)70.660627.934
loyal (not traitorous)70.594218.819
spontaneous (not scheduled)70.537835.227
existentialist (not nihilist)70.519326.450
preppy (not punk rock)70.453827.3155
astonishing (not methodical)70.315625.730
disarming (not creepy)70.361823.355
lustful (not chaste)70.141521.728
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.140525.390
circular (not linear)70.112426.9136
ADHD (not OCD)70.124427.221
scandalous (not proper)69.844527.319
western (not eastern)69.829129.918
traumatized (not flourishing)69.850425.8158
luddite (not technophile)69.719517.923
devoted (not unfaithful)69.7103025.822
sheltered (not street-smart)69.622928.623
soft (not hard)69.433228.225
heroic (not villainous)69.381821.024
tailor (not blacksmith)69.349124.2143
sweet (not bitter)69.239322.019
multicolored (not monochrome)69.231028.626
persistent (not quitter)69.2131628.834
impatient (not patient)69.058226.926
stuttering (not rhythmic)69.011928.1168
gatherer (not hunter)69.034927.7141
humble (not arrogant)68.933328.816
angelic (not demonic)68.848819.625
bold (not serious)68.743522.930
gossiping (not confidential)68.726525.928
vintage (not trendy)68.768623.616
repetitive (not varied)68.631228.756
awkward (not charming)68.523025.326
indiscreet (not tactful)68.414427.134
giggling (not chortling)68.415428.0143
air (not earth)68.39633.315
vague (not precise)68.212029.627
helpless (not resourceful)68.17522.531
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)68.031828.450
good-humored (not angry)67.651229.721
generalist (not specialist)67.56020.422
opinionated (not neutral)67.5110030.623
playful (not serious)67.433323.116
decorative (not utilitarian)67.320428.224
ignorant (not knowledgeable)67.217024.1145
open-book (not secretive)67.222829.8155
innocent (not worldly)67.117925.927
offended (not chill)67.149927.6157
deranged (not reasonable)67.034522.628
🐀 (not 🐘)67.025832.034
oxymoron (not tautology)67.016323.38
crafty (not scholarly)66.957322.926
dorky (not cool)66.838926.239
mischievous (not well behaved)66.767731.522
vibrant (not geriatric)66.672928.4127
cryptic (not straightforward)66.614134.120
🥴 (not 🥳)66.438228.929
clean (not perverted)66.374830.030
cringeworthy (not inspiring)66.232827.624
ironic (not profound)65.830424.420
attractive (not repulsive)65.796527.632
open-minded (not close-minded)65.558023.120
pacifist (not ferocious)65.429828.964
plays hard (not works hard)65.229128.451
extrovert (not introvert)65.161126.726
optimistic (not pessimistic)65.044132.322
motivated (not unmotivated)65.0129229.515
hypocritical (not equitable)64.939026.1178
respectful (not rude)64.866922.825
communal (not individualist)64.819025.231
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)64.849228.233
sunny (not gloomy)64.844029.8163
warm (not quarrelsome)64.741227.224
manicured (not scruffy)64.781627.815
bookish (not sporty)64.678025.216
off-key (not musical)64.641631.5126
insider (not outsider)64.527130.065
interrupting (not attentive)64.546029.331
unobservant (not perceptive)64.412729.6145
liberal (not conservative)64.364726.143
complicated (not simple)64.279330.825
real (not philosophical)64.266229.116
pensive (not serene)64.186928.521
incompetent (not competent)64.016229.227
hurried (not leisurely)64.050328.626
classical (not avant-garde)63.953827.718
feminist (not sexist)63.786328.534
active (not slothful)63.5115827.878
yes-man (not contrarian)63.522430.319
nurturing (not poisonous)63.473627.913
average (not deviant)63.325922.722
explorer (not builder)63.351030.419
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.029730.8153
flirtatious (not prudish)63.061528.725
vegan (not cannibal)62.854329.3173
smooth (not rough)62.748525.920
flexible (not rigid)62.734031.120
complimentary (not insulting)62.761333.123
whippersnapper (not sage)62.738629.1132
important (not irrelevant)62.6118330.379
unassuming (not pretentious)62.630830.444
frenzied (not sleepy)62.6110232.6169
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.633833.1145
forgiving (not vengeful)62.456629.138
basic (not hipster)62.464822.111
mundane (not extraordinary)62.321325.924
treasure (not trash)62.3113727.6159
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.248030.721
cheesy (not chic)62.157727.419
puny (not mighty)62.022924.230
experimental (not reliable)62.046929.5160
giving (not receiving)62.076033.117
🐮 (not 🐷)61.948428.519
unprepared (not hoarder)61.727730.219
creative (not conventional)61.661532.728
exuberant (not subdued)61.469328.7144
modern (not historical)61.365127.026
wooden (not plastic)61.190730.111
dramatic (not comedic)60.991825.823
mainstream (not arcane)60.834123.112
shallow (not deep)60.833126.7180
💔 (not 💝)60.849235.526
stylish (not slovenly)60.782223.619
resistant (not resigned)60.7105530.5157
hypochondriac (not stoic)60.732928.023
innocent (not jaded)60.731932.523
white knight (not bad boy)60.676934.614
open (not guarded)60.522529.917
drop out (not valedictorian)60.540928.834
loose (not tight)60.534032.5166
epic (not deep)60.448526.018
Greek (not Roman)59.924330.9114
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.850034.8135
🌟 (not 💩)59.7110230.064
moist (not dry)59.648530.8152
rustic (not cultured)59.538926.017
go-getter (not slugabed)59.2131027.529
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.297123.564
😬 (not 😏)59.241730.638
🛌 (not 🧗)59.136830.376
vanilla (not kinky)59.061731.523
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.0118032.166
overachiever (not underachiever)59.0118931.430
metaphorical (not literal)58.929630.028
believable (not poorly-written)58.7143029.5153
charming (not trusting)58.666428.120
meek (not bossy)58.534833.474
frugal (not lavish)58.570427.724
unpolished (not eloquent)58.546930.320
theist (not atheist)58.543129.075
tasteful (not lewd)58.492720.816
outlaw (not sheriff)58.469828.921
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.464829.717
weird (not normal)58.383028.829
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.385234.115
tiresome (not interesting)58.222929.718
thrifty (not extravagant)58.265226.219
jealous (not opinionated)58.218833.414
transparent (not machiavellian)58.261228.316
urban (not rural)58.1101730.768
quirky (not predictable)58.161539.817
princess (not queen)58.044429.416
funny (not humorless)57.982526.332
cocky (not timid)57.9108024.022
analysis (not common sense)57.872428.717
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.721433.711
glad (not mad)57.652826.433
melee (not ranged)57.634728.9109
statist (not anarchist)57.268731.330
fearmongering (not reassuring)57.253733.518
low IQ (not high IQ)57.121125.129
backdoor (not official)57.174530.354
everyman (not chosen one)57.154134.918
empirical (not theoretical)57.067526.420
claustrophobic (not spelunker)56.836534.2130
modest (not flamboyant)56.678632.435
bold (not shy)56.4134627.862
envious (not prideful)56.416629.335
unorthodox (not traditional)56.380232.466
😎 (not 🧐)56.375233.236
ludicrous (not sensible)56.154735.922
trusting (not suspicious)55.860131.957
unambiguous (not mysterious)55.880226.421
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.881934.865
🤺 (not 🏌)55.8116029.052
dog person (not cat person)55.771334.315
healthy (not sickly)55.5116927.456
weakass (not badass)55.534332.918
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)55.268329.413
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.230034.869
pop (not indie)55.242430.819
interested (not bored)55.1117631.226
spiritual (not skeptical)54.934532.028
demanding (not unchallenging)54.8126530.623
always down (not picky)54.847630.116
slow (not fast)54.633331.017
passive (not assertive)54.634730.916
🥰 (not 🙃)54.577235.438
diligent (not lazy)54.4143527.221
genuine (not sarcastic)54.477630.614
transient (not permanent)54.452034.823
night owl (not morning lark)54.296325.538
🤔 (not 🤫)54.293431.630
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.0102927.622
centrist (not radical)54.059732.920
workaholic (not slacker)53.9125426.818
😇 (not 😈)53.982328.782
freak (not normie)53.984930.227
washed (not muddy)53.998324.414
selfish (not altruistic)53.867328.969
driven (not unambitious)53.8149730.821
💪 (not 🧠)53.845524.295
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)53.645129.342
unfixable (not fixable)53.652930.7149
libertarian (not socialist)53.589531.230
nerd (not jock)53.493432.665
scrub (not legit)53.430825.831
one-faced (not two-faced)53.4105428.021
🎃 (not 💀)53.372634.710
politically correct (not edgy)53.165629.832
🦄 (not 🐴)53.162231.128
physical (not intellectual)52.955029.620
civilized (not barbaric)52.9113332.714
overprepared (not efficient)52.930428.1153
competitive (not cooperative)52.8102730.618
short (not tall)52.665627.924
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.685232.570
rugged (not refined)52.568725.816
hedonist (not monastic)52.491427.425
🥵 (not 🥶)52.490528.718
sorrowful (not cheery)52.398029.719
brave (not careful)52.3107130.775
water (not fire)52.359138.123
honorable (not cunning)52.296129.8160
punchable (not loveable)52.256432.6140
accommodating (not stubborn)52.236934.127
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.167729.937
🦒 (not 🐐)52.140332.167
vain (not demure)52.082527.229
🐒 (not 🐩)52.073932.028
accepting (not judgemental)51.976031.320
Pepsi (not Coke)51.866036.521
young (not old)51.7102524.921
happy (not sad)51.759722.461
miserable (not joyful)51.699427.239
📉 (not 📈)51.641631.063
blissful (not haunted)51.648432.525
feisty (not gracious)51.5120431.141
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.570927.630
🤣 (not 😊)51.561535.937
obedient (not rebellious)51.461329.018
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.153327.327
heathen (not devout)51.173129.121
bright (not depressed)50.987725.918
lighthearted (not intense)50.951834.4157
disreputable (not prestigious)50.859831.523
mild (not spicy)50.760828.466
emancipated (not enslaved)50.3127529.524
poor (not rich)50.666821.622
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.466027.420
not introspective (not introspective)50.449129.632
grateful (not entitled)50.683132.226
purple (not orange)50.584933.615
tame (not wild)50.567433.029

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 (0.799)
  2. John Michael Dorian (0.735)
  3. Izzie Stevens (0.725)
  4. Fez (0.721)
  5. Lucy Moran (0.713)
  6. Juliet Capulet (0.708)
  7. Kelly Erin Hannon (0.701)
  8. Janine Lindo (0.696)
  9. Andy Bernard (0.691)
  10. Tobias Funke (0.691)
  1. Cobra Bubbles (-0.57)
  2. Black Noir (-0.552)
  3. Gus Fring (-0.541)
  4. Mike Ehrmantraut (-0.524)
  5. The Operative (-0.522)
  6. Ash (-0.506)
  7. Doc (-0.505)
  8. Carolyn Martens (-0.499)
  9. Nick Fury (-0.494)
  10. T-800 (-0.493)

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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