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Lynette Scavo Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Lynette Scavo 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
overachiever (not underachiever)93.7359.615
persistent (not quitter)90.629213.845
opinionated (not neutral)90.514419.825
tense (not relaxed)90.27911.226
badass (not weakass)89.723711.725
bossy (not meek)88.418015.655
bold (not shy)86.545911.564
captain (not first-mate)86.517318.377
dominant (not submissive)85.332517.667
active (not slothful)85.132819.357
motivated (not unmotivated)84.863520.023
workaholic (not slacker)84.642118.820
hurried (not leisurely)84.32518.425
resourceful (not helpless)84.242023.822
realistic (not fantastical)84.19015.421
competitive (not cooperative)83.832918.526
competent (not incompetent)83.646121.531
feminist (not sexist)83.434313.728
diligent (not lazy)83.075214.130
important (not irrelevant)82.950516.981
thrifty (not extravagant)82.62619.229
alpha (not beta)82.535819.332
go-getter (not slugabed)82.537717.142
skeptical (not spiritual)82.422117.727
real (not philosophical)82.36314.435
factual (not poetic)82.39018.1181
master (not apprentice)82.136418.232
loyal (not traitorous)82.066317.322
realist (not idealist)81.96519.137
sarcastic (not genuine)81.914011.424
queen (not princess)81.825014.117
assertive (not passive)81.738216.523
fast (not slow)81.027126.132
involved (not remote)80.917724.916
protagonist (not antagonist)80.936322.220
direct (not roundabout)80.728825.450
believable (not poorly-written)80.631120.4175
high IQ (not low IQ)79.670215.930
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.613222.935
perceptive (not unobservant)79.370319.0167
fast-talking (not slow-talking)79.223719.2170
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.951021.4171
independent (not codependent)78.838028.824
loud (not quiet)78.736823.932
devoted (not unfaithful)78.782523.029
alert (not oblivious)78.641818.935
ferocious (not pacifist)78.538721.152
pensive (not serene)78.513020.423
sexual (not asexual)78.445814.818
valedictorian (not drop out)78.352320.631
demanding (not unchallenging)78.360025.420
frank (not sugarcoated)78.245629.018
armoured (not vulnerable)77.333823.726
driven (not unambitious)77.296828.815
pro (not noob)77.265820.987
hard (not soft)77.032013.625
practical (not imaginative)76.635623.140
expressive (not monotone)76.641822.919
playful (not shy)76.456618.219
neurotypical (not autistic)76.334423.126
anxious (not calm)76.131021.532
concrete (not abstract)75.821225.460
decisive (not hesitant)75.756527.171
pronatalist (not child free)75.79326.530
corporate (not freelance)75.521728.9162
down2earth (not head@clouds)75.427228.464
🧢 (not 🎩)75.329326.532
methodical (not astonishing)75.127523.526
impatient (not patient)75.147524.233
cynical (not gullible)75.045820.822
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.950021.718
rational (not whimsical)74.937925.535
strict (not lenient)74.837823.569
hard (not soft)74.839925.762
stubborn (not accommodating)74.869428.631
genius (not dunce)74.851720.0199
resistant (not resigned)74.840324.9153
giving (not receiving)74.740521.428
clean (not perverted)74.660121.325
feisty (not gracious)74.554123.627
beautiful (not ugly)74.297422.630
frenzied (not sleepy)74.159425.8139
doer (not thinker)74.039627.934
businesslike (not chivalrous)73.931528.223
rock (not rap)73.969627.122
interrupting (not attentive)73.928919.425
straightforward (not cryptic)73.837226.425
cocky (not timid)73.772421.624
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.519124.232
treasure (not trash)73.494822.4178
intense (not lighthearted)73.463925.9164
mighty (not puny)73.164924.821
funny (not humorless)73.147523.832
straight (not queer)72.878731.021
human (not animalistic)72.677023.457
sturdy (not flimsy)72.661426.1146
insider (not outsider)72.410923.875
worldly (not innocent)72.371021.436
slovenly (not stylish)72.017619.022
coordinated (not clumsy)71.877032.622
fighter (not lover)71.734320.735
one-faced (not two-faced)71.666831.732
fire (not water)71.559731.528
thin (not thick)71.242227.428
love-focused (not money-focused)71.280333.813
rigid (not flexible)71.140816.321
🧗 (not 🛌)71.062728.471
obsessed (not aloof)70.947324.914
literal (not metaphorical)70.932125.833
🌟 (not 💩)70.797125.680
paranoid (not naive)70.741318.528
deep (not shallow)70.555123.2193
reliable (not experimental)70.545027.5171
deviant (not average)70.457517.925
🐴 (not 🦄)70.344623.630
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.292625.478
twitchy (not still)70.251126.023
works hard (not plays hard)70.075231.555
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.049629.518
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.932923.027
brave (not careful)69.863325.477
offended (not chill)69.848724.2150
hunter (not gatherer)69.858230.6141
authoritarian (not democratic)69.837931.116
opinionated (not jealous)69.880831.725
basic (not hipster)69.747025.328
chatty (not reserved)69.653619.225
utilitarian (not decorative)69.652329.220
mature (not juvenile)69.657926.358
main character (not side character)69.559029.710
guarded (not open)69.392726.524
sheriff (not outlaw)69.247227.631
triggered (not trolling)69.247125.5129
tall (not short)69.156120.530
🤺 (not 🏌)69.082323.047
unlucky (not fortunate)68.940021.820
soulful (not soulless)68.7102928.757
👟 (not 🥾)68.738426.036
earth (not air)68.649131.825
cannibal (not vegan)68.642127.3138
nurturing (not poisonous)68.569929.920
vintage (not trendy)68.482325.527
dog person (not cat person)68.441435.719
domestic (not industrial)68.426530.152
political (not nonpolitical)68.350429.829
vengeful (not forgiving)68.254018.527
permanent (not transient)68.138023.217
🐮 (not 🐷)68.022125.228
OCD (not ADHD)67.968032.927
jaded (not innocent)67.881615.316
scientific (not artistic)67.759027.430
modern (not historical)67.753423.133
tactful (not indiscreet)67.759128.536
summer (not winter)67.753129.119
heroic (not villainous)67.5104625.522
builder (not explorer)67.434729.725
frugal (not lavish)67.348329.232
tasteful (not lewd)67.272321.433
mischievous (not well behaved)67.275628.822
street-smart (not sheltered)67.276530.720
🤔 (not 🤫)67.236931.036
chaotic (not orderly)67.055328.124
prideful (not envious)66.991126.418
judgemental (not accepting)66.855730.118
miserable (not joyful)66.666220.433
angry (not good-humored)66.541323.724
moody (not stable)66.480622.728
intellectual (not physical)66.384427.321
attractive (not repulsive)66.2111121.327
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.263625.727
presidential (not folksy)66.259228.0136
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.192323.844
tight (not loose)65.983030.0152
wholesome (not salacious)65.969625.733
wise (not foolish)65.863628.338
egalitarian (not racist)65.7137626.236
wooden (not plastic)65.681623.025
studious (not goof-off)65.499927.054
family-first (not work-first)65.362024.926
wild (not tame)65.283726.433
curious (not apathetic)65.189828.312
biased (not impartial)65.083828.556
contrarian (not yes-man)65.070428.121
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.950525.529
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.977824.855
messy (not neat)64.944231.230
🥴 (not 🥳)64.951923.641
🐘 (not 🐀)64.942430.536
radical (not centrist)64.850122.813
extrovert (not introvert)64.771527.424
off-key (not musical)64.750224.0135
legit (not scrub)64.6109727.225
suspicious (not awkward)64.684626.821
interesting (not tiresome)64.3101628.023
rough (not smooth)64.252423.616
spicy (not mild)64.284627.067
consistent (not variable)64.267831.1166
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.188824.556
efficient (not overprepared)64.183631.7160
self-disciplined (not disorganized)64.0111233.527
scruffy (not manicured)63.948127.128
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)63.989427.3166
distant (not touchy-feely)63.968025.825
altruistic (not selfish)63.876025.377
precise (not vague)63.891434.020
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.886031.818
bitter (not sweet)63.760720.928
emancipated (not enslaved)63.492732.931
introspective (not not introspective)63.387028.526
empirical (not theoretical)63.240032.537
objective (not subjective)63.231131.460
interested (not bored)63.2106828.823
kind (not cruel)63.1116524.121
official (not backdoor)63.145431.063
resolute (not wavering)63.197629.834
cheesy (not chic)63.162421.611
depressed (not bright)63.050426.322
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.0108529.5136
orange (not purple)62.943628.722
disarming (not creepy)62.7108724.561
factual (not exaggerating)62.563233.726
reasoned (not instinctual)62.443226.218
sensible (not ludicrous)62.384026.616
specialist (not generalist)62.274028.822
sad (not happy)62.186223.263
deep (not epic)61.939323.220
libertarian (not socialist)61.842826.425
confident (not insecure)61.8105029.575
jealous (not compersive)61.860725.929
chortling (not giggling)61.885927.0141
pointed (not random)61.8118831.431
normie (not freak)61.850527.325
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.756033.924
💃 (not 🧕)61.795530.728
reasonable (not deranged)61.682828.342
expressive (not stoic)61.584932.526
rugged (not refined)61.361124.938
📈 (not 📉)61.094931.475
vibrant (not geriatric)61.0107627.6164
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.9104131.233
unambiguous (not mysterious)60.969726.428
privileged (not oppressed)60.9104530.6159
never cries (not often crying)60.983429.716
serious (not playful)60.896231.717
🤖 (not 👻)60.853926.434
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)60.854927.569
traumatized (not flourishing)60.897627.1160
fixable (not unfixable)60.884129.6161
chosen one (not everyman)60.873737.723
prudish (not flirtatious)60.754126.120
liberal (not conservative)60.692831.538
civilized (not barbaric)60.5111123.922
bold (not serious)60.477030.039
secretive (not open-book)60.4102028.4164
emotional (not unemotional)60.4116926.525
complicated (not simple)60.3108333.421
atheist (not theist)60.388030.053
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.111831.224
picky (not always down)60.176227.521
social (not reclusive)60.079527.043
loveable (not punchable)60.0100029.6166
dry (not moist)60.060326.8138
macho (not metrosexual)59.946129.6155
modest (not flamboyant)59.783527.630
trusting (not charming)59.753824.921
flower child (not goth)59.799022.719
luddite (not technophile)59.661327.418
😭 (not 😀)59.563230.242
mathematical (not literary)59.446134.427
sporty (not bookish)59.359327.531
🏀 (not 🎨)59.259131.821
extreme (not moderate)59.0103925.724
comedic (not dramatic)59.040326.820
🤣 (not 😊)58.950528.842
muddy (not washed)58.946230.816
fresh (not stinky)58.8117427.536
cultured (not rustic)58.896029.823
crazy (not sane)58.775825.238
haunted (not blissful)58.7114527.127
😬 (not 😏)58.550829.333
old (not young)58.260515.421
logical (not emotional)58.166829.823
🧠 (not 💪)58.1123032.6113
😜 (not 🤐)58.172727.751
humble (not arrogant)58.068024.417
🤠 (not 🤑)57.9103131.562
Italian (not Swedish)57.975332.8126
generous (not stingy)57.8105429.119
kinky (not vanilla)57.777424.623
open to new experinces (not uncreative)57.5131531.319
concise (not long-winded)57.572128.822
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)57.483631.820
gloomy (not sunny)57.491926.6165
respectful (not rude)57.3103424.640
💝 (not 💔)57.383029.628
high standards (not desperate)57.3103129.024
zany (not regular)57.293125.874
Russian (not French)57.246830.5145
normal (not weird)57.156829.738
crafty (not scholarly)57.099828.134
inspiring (not cringeworthy)57.098432.222
mad (not glad)57.092628.830
gamer (not non-gamer)57.052940.022
rebellious (not obedient)56.9108933.522
communal (not individualist)56.949531.533
poor (not rich)56.864521.425
quarrelsome (not warm)56.790131.835
open-minded (not close-minded)56.7104726.223
gendered (not androgynous)56.7166928.032
punk rock (not preppy)56.768129.1177
masculine (not feminine)56.6109325.041
repetitive (not varied)56.595031.580
not genocidal (not genocidal)56.4134234.729
charming (not awkward)56.3110924.735
eloquent (not unpolished)56.3108628.328
unorthodox (not traditional)56.395831.057
😎 (not 🧐)56.389832.436
anarchist (not statist)56.074328.723
mainstream (not arcane)55.956830.121
🐿 (not 🦇)55.997632.228
morning lark (not night owl)55.858933.730
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.882531.032
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.891724.930
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.7101434.034
western (not eastern)55.6132232.736
unprepared (not hoarder)55.353728.320
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)55.381430.071
predictable (not quirky)55.373031.416
urban (not rural)55.2129127.088
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)55.163029.022
🥵 (not 🥶)55.196824.420
existentialist (not nihilist)55.0117228.567
pack rat (not minimalist)55.065432.741
empath (not psychopath)54.9115829.126
reactive (not proactive)54.989338.516
🐒 (not 🐩)54.876627.137
cold (not warm)54.777624.167
suspicious (not trusting)54.599134.855
thick-skinned (not sensitive)54.593225.822
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.5132430.628
cheery (not sorrowful)54.467223.531
debased (not pure)54.480325.120
intimate (not formal)54.490328.523
ironic (not profound)54.386430.326
realistic (not ambitious)54.360633.628
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.183431.1154
on-time (not tardy)54.1124630.823
white knight (not bad boy)54.1108619.916
edgy (not politically correct)54.0102728.326
Coke (not Pepsi)54.082835.232
honorable (not cunning)53.9110931.2194
linear (not circular)53.985233.5142
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.987025.525
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.878329.458
exuberant (not subdued)53.8109129.9137
devout (not heathen)53.5100429.826
cautious (not impulsive)53.390129.123
vain (not demure)53.392223.818
enlightened (not lost)53.379628.6160
machiavellian (not transparent)53.386729.819
monochrome (not multicolored)53.092427.823
oxymoron (not tautology)52.7117128.911
creative (not conventional)52.5101629.936
healthy (not sickly)52.5145028.166
low-tech (not high-tech)52.493529.249
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.3124430.9118
prestigious (not disreputable)52.2125423.119
bashful (not exhibitionist)52.260624.520
complimentary (not insulting)52.1106522.718
unassuming (not pretentious)52.178031.458
monastic (not hedonist)52.175523.929
blacksmith (not tailor)52.170631.3130
proper (not scandalous)52.094628.927
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)52.074932.369
entitled (not grateful)52.093531.327
indulgent (not sober)51.9102329.623
self-improving (not self-destructive)51.985630.3142
lustful (not chaste)51.8111028.022
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.783630.925
🤡 (not 👽)51.779025.531
dorky (not cool)51.683428.028
hypocritical (not equitable)51.585129.5181
🐐 (not 🦒)51.5139535.860
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.571735.127
analysis (not common sense)51.4113634.924
pop (not indie)51.460732.428
🙃 (not 🥰)51.388530.148
English (not German)51.3176035.9128
confidential (not gossiping)51.2134731.126
😇 (not 😈)51.2104028.8107
whippersnapper (not sage)51.299132.5124
angelic (not demonic)51.1115920.422
romantic (not dispassionate)51.1142228.9154
Greek (not Roman)51.085431.1114
ranged (not melee)51.0123229.891
extraordinary (not mundane)50.1145430.127
💀 (not 🎃)50.8104527.722
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.379328.7159
private (not gregarious)50.4128929.032
jock (not nerd)50.683029.368
avant-garde (not classical)50.581235.119

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Claire Dunphy (0.794)
  2. Elliot Stabler (0.76)
  3. Clarke Griffin (0.757)
  4. Miranda Bailey (0.745)
  5. Rick Grimes (0.745)
  6. Raquel Murillo (0.739)
  7. Turanga Leela (0.73)
  8. Kate Beckett (0.725)
  9. Red Reznikov (0.72)
  10. Lana Kane (0.72)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.508)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.447)
  3. Connor Roy (-0.415)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.393)
  5. Kermit (-0.358)
  6. Buster Bluth (-0.356)
  7. Lenny (-0.34)
  8. Jake Harper (-0.338)
  9. Barney Gumble (-0.332)
  10. Tobias Funke (-0.31)

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

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


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