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Edie Britt Personality Statistics

Edie Britt 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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
competitive (not cooperative)97.566.011
bold (not shy)95.1418.050
flamboyant (not modest)94.976.712
feminine (not masculine)93.7259.318
playful (not shy)92.8308.014
loud (not quiet)92.7377.519
persistent (not quitter)92.61229.327
modern (not historical)92.4410.99
overspender (not penny-pincher)92.11311.516
lavish (not frugal)91.51911.412
vengeful (not forgiving)90.96410.719
edgy (not politically correct)90.32110.621
💃 (not 🧕)89.75716.341
wild (not tame)89.0739.317
dominant (not submissive)88.814216.865
mischievous (not well behaved)88.812522.217
lustful (not chaste)88.53515.219
manicured (not scruffy)88.516616.017
gossiping (not confidential)88.33720.223
extrovert (not introvert)88.17517.129
scandalous (not proper)88.0559.58
unorthodox (not traditional)88.06315.462
decisive (not hesitant)87.87615.360
suspicious (not awkward)87.6345.910
rebellious (not obedient)87.415212.816
jealous (not compersive)87.33310.512
jock (not nerd)86.84913.952
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)86.85314.613
spicy (not mild)86.79019.171
bossy (not meek)86.517614.756
ferocious (not pacifist)86.411118.855
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)86.411412.913
poisonous (not nurturing)86.3829.019
cosmopolitan (not provincial)86.22620.074
outlaw (not sheriff)86.1939.612
arrogant (not humble)86.016110.77
exuberant (not subdued)86.06219.7148
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)85.84115.527
impatient (not patient)85.811817.915
active (not slothful)85.720719.956
extreme (not moderate)85.516019.716
assertive (not passive)85.319024.910
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.814117.326
bold (not serious)84.77215.428
deviant (not average)84.69511.28
gendered (not androgynous)84.525524.621
charming (not awkward)84.410618.227
alpha (not beta)84.421526.618
sporty (not bookish)84.38115.015
hunter (not gatherer)84.213620.9132
child free (not pronatalist)83.94922.119
worldly (not innocent)83.815715.928
instinctual (not reasoned)83.85820.312
pretentious (not unassuming)83.89816.139
impulsive (not cautious)83.713224.519
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)83.28917.088
rude (not respectful)83.1888.313
cruel (not kind)83.08511.912
mad (not glad)83.0909.021
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.017225.9174
chaotic (not orderly)82.513318.822
hard (not soft)82.514416.858
multicolored (not monochrome)82.4777.59
🐩 (not 🐒)82.49924.628
😈 (not 😇)82.314620.875
physical (not intellectual)82.36127.39
selfish (not altruistic)82.216022.560
quarrelsome (not warm)82.117722.727
demonic (not angelic)82.010912.516
traitorous (not loyal)81.95619.415
deranged (not reasonable)81.98712.531
perceptive (not unobservant)81.939619.7168
hard (not soft)81.814810.813
pro (not noob)81.731221.152
playful (not serious)81.7986.512
salacious (not wholesome)81.611121.834
individualist (not communal)81.514720.119
vibrant (not geriatric)81.317721.1142
dramatic (not no-nonsense)81.214421.215
🦄 (not 🐴)81.09423.328
bitter (not sweet)80.913712.115
experimental (not reliable)80.910022.8174
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)80.86620.952
master (not apprentice)80.729323.119
vain (not demure)80.615025.229
mighty (not puny)80.426216.720
tall (not short)80.414212.112
🤑 (not 🤠)80.410526.771
cunning (not honorable)80.215023.3169
chatty (not reserved)79.922628.814
rich (not poor)79.929220.715
urban (not rural)79.818622.978
frenzied (not sleepy)79.820919.8138
debased (not pure)79.715423.124
ludicrous (not sensible)79.69618.817
crazy (not sane)79.515118.734
suspicious (not trusting)79.321418.364
kinky (not vanilla)79.214131.718
fast (not slow)79.221520.88
sarcastic (not genuine)78.916319.522
night owl (not morning lark)78.721525.128
cool (not dorky)78.717221.532
zany (not regular)78.518119.458
plays hard (not works hard)78.310323.858
confident (not insecure)78.233627.666
insulting (not complimentary)78.017317.916
gregarious (not private)77.911127.020
charming (not trusting)77.813115.913
spontaneous (not scheduled)77.720229.128
privileged (not oppressed)77.634426.8174
work-first (not family-first)77.523020.118
resistant (not resigned)77.419823.6153
explorer (not builder)77.313925.311
anarchist (not statist)77.211420.121
direct (not roundabout)77.130930.747
👟 (not 🥾)76.99528.035
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.838222.536
social (not reclusive)76.721023.632
moody (not stable)76.531123.213
intense (not lighthearted)76.339225.3156
go-getter (not slugabed)76.350123.523
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.134523.4117
driven (not unambitious)76.172621.716
crafty (not scholarly)75.825623.018
indulgent (not sober)75.524527.925
precise (not vague)75.529531.14
feisty (not gracious)75.139629.222
💔 (not 💝)75.114423.823
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.015616.212
brave (not careful)74.929824.055
orange (not purple)74.79924.411
heathen (not devout)74.613026.519
😎 (not 🧐)74.522427.337
👻 (not 🤖)74.410823.925
biased (not impartial)74.429125.754
😜 (not 🤐)74.322326.824
neurotypical (not autistic)74.138619.111
loose (not tight)73.912030.0142
authoritarian (not democratic)73.823128.613
hypocritical (not equitable)73.817324.9150
extraordinary (not mundane)73.640725.227
cold (not warm)73.522625.355
shallow (not deep)73.312726.8193
literary (not mathematical)73.219823.312
creative (not conventional)73.126223.419
backdoor (not official)72.923930.741
captain (not first-mate)72.833328.145
armoured (not vulnerable)72.837225.218
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.755030.858
judgemental (not accepting)72.629132.418
hedonist (not monastic)72.615725.927
complicated (not simple)72.441824.914
real (not philosophical)72.425427.624
moist (not dry)72.310525.7138
🦇 (not 🐿)72.218623.427
rough (not smooth)71.820628.712
avant-garde (not classical)71.813830.515
competent (not incompetent)71.768124.215
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.236127.352
atheist (not theist)71.230628.850
Swedish (not Italian)71.211628.6119
liberal (not conservative)71.031928.531
coordinated (not clumsy)70.954719.918
curious (not apathetic)70.640627.016
libertarian (not socialist)70.612030.219
western (not eastern)70.418232.823
resourceful (not helpless)70.375928.926
drop out (not valedictorian)70.319929.230
offended (not chill)69.833828.1165
alert (not oblivious)69.750022.126
whimsical (not rational)69.523929.221
stylish (not slovenly)69.547431.319
pack rat (not minimalist)69.514716.421
🤺 (not 🏌)69.155030.132
cannibal (not vegan)69.029730.1150
street-smart (not sheltered)68.849228.518
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.840727.7138
metrosexual (not macho)68.735931.1146
freelance (not corporate)68.743232.4155
punchable (not loveable)67.923027.2166
😏 (not 😬)67.732232.325
beautiful (not ugly)67.678127.522
weird (not normal)67.544221.716
emancipated (not enslaved)67.449329.221
outsider (not insider)67.429529.950
leisurely (not hurried)67.019725.012
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.922529.6134
villainous (not heroic)66.819119.510
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.838029.9150
efficient (not overprepared)66.548125.1122
industrial (not domestic)66.427930.954
whippersnapper (not sage)66.325531.2135
lewd (not tasteful)66.122823.312
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)65.954333.4136
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.440330.0108
soulless (not soulful)65.418330.648
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.463729.525
tense (not relaxed)65.377731.76
variable (not consistent)65.217831.9160
factual (not poetic)65.240729.6133
open-minded (not close-minded)65.145726.014
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.828628.928
guarded (not open)64.672430.315
transient (not permanent)64.617631.87
straight (not queer)64.583731.313
obsessed (not aloof)64.349425.419
intimate (not formal)63.935929.130
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.866033.818
🥳 (not 🥴)63.822433.537
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.751027.828
trolling (not triggered)63.717633.3135
diligent (not lazy)63.6100731.715
barbaric (not civilized)63.523924.217
disreputable (not prestigious)63.423834.619
tailor (not blacksmith)63.457832.291
thin (not thick)63.250521.925
unfixable (not fixable)63.226329.0147
literal (not metaphorical)63.148931.723
sunny (not gloomy)63.136228.5152
artistic (not scientific)63.040321.721
lost (not enlightened)62.941828.9130
flexible (not rigid)62.626730.620
🤣 (not 😊)62.629531.526
attractive (not repulsive)62.579431.122
juvenile (not mature)62.340130.253
goof-off (not studious)62.330331.224
straightforward (not cryptic)62.266835.918
Russian (not French)62.123031.6160
involved (not remote)62.075231.615
sad (not happy)62.057127.964
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.942227.418
slacker (not workaholic)61.919728.114
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')61.69128.811
astonishing (not methodical)61.427833.921
independent (not codependent)61.464230.823
🎩 (not 🧢)61.153736.924
unpolished (not eloquent)60.935732.518
🐀 (not 🐘)60.834633.128
animalistic (not human)60.722530.562
empirical (not theoretical)60.541831.724
healthy (not sickly)60.580830.973
romantic (not dispassionate)60.473633.8138
rugged (not refined)60.243422.216
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.840733.129
nonpolitical (not political)59.832430.416
🤡 (not 👽)59.832031.928
interesting (not tiresome)59.780026.815
hoarder (not unprepared)59.659424.818
fortunate (not unlucky)59.539426.313
calm (not anxious)59.435125.39
emotional (not logical)59.355628.518
specialist (not generalist)59.259729.113
🙃 (not 🥰)59.145629.126
📈 (not 📉)59.068332.472
angry (not good-humored)58.842327.813
trash (not treasure)58.819129.1174
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.733735.113
traumatized (not flourishing)58.768429.9128
funny (not humorless)58.362928.516
believable (not poorly-written)58.3111726.8145
🧗 (not 🛌)58.269735.867
German (not English)58.28233.8131
important (not irrelevant)58.1100431.070
💪 (not 🧠)58.030932.180
resolute (not wavering)57.981133.727
miserable (not joyful)57.866626.626
🤫 (not 🤔)57.825240.534
head@clouds (not down2earth)57.745530.456
circular (not linear)57.442532.4131
lenient (not strict)57.145934.148
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.186831.760
messy (not neat)57.039926.732
egalitarian (not racist)57.0102424.831
foolish (not wise)56.844326.225
skeptical (not spiritual)56.785032.820
indiscreet (not tactful)56.729036.236
😀 (not 😭)56.748630.335
not introspective (not introspective)56.627428.320
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)55.960134.025
🦒 (not 🐐)55.922533.365
luddite (not technophile)55.854632.510
high-tech (not low-tech)55.553528.572
nihilist (not existentialist)55.431633.242
idealist (not realist)55.351932.022
mainstream (not arcane)54.542036.617
preppy (not punk rock)54.471731.9143
secretive (not open-book)54.278735.5163
old (not young)54.148027.819
fresh (not stinky)54.086231.835
abstract (not concrete)53.947030.269
feminist (not sexist)53.883832.125
melee (not ranged)53.841332.7119
mysterious (not unambiguous)53.551528.321
decorative (not utilitarian)53.537734.821
cheery (not sorrowful)53.445931.418
repetitive (not varied)53.378432.170
off-key (not musical)53.267630.5124
💩 (not 🌟)53.130532.574
self-disciplined (not disorganized)53.090636.615
bright (not depressed)53.064524.918
scrub (not legit)53.025332.317
Greek (not Roman)53.051132.6123
expressive (not stoic)52.973625.910
hipster (not basic)52.740135.619
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)52.450534.949
🐮 (not 🐷)52.179431.119
practical (not imaginative)51.881832.616
objective (not subjective)51.856932.752
chortling (not giggling)51.885731.8127
knowledgeable (not ignorant)51.795430.3166
low IQ (not high IQ)50.124125.522
disarming (not creepy)50.996430.450
flimsy (not sturdy)50.140033.3129
presidential (not folksy)50.971831.0129
genius (not dunce)50.393826.5158

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Gabrielle Solis (0.819)
  2. Scarlett O'Hara (0.818)
  3. Cheryl Blossom (0.808)
  4. Villanelle (0.807)
  5. Sterling Archer (0.807)
  1. George Michael Bluth (-0.647)
  2. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.633)
  3. Brooks Hatlen (-0.628)
  4. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (-0.606)
  5. Brian Johnson (-0.603)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.66)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.6)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.53)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.51)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.5)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.42)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.42)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.34)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.3)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  11. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.29)
  12. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.28)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.27)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.24)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.13)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.1)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.03)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.02)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.05)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.07)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.11)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.13)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.19)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.21)


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