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Mary Alice Young Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Mary Alice Young 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
good-cook (not bad-cook)91.8710.415
family-first (not work-first)90.63510.929
secretive (not open-book)90.36416.1156
manicured (not scruffy)89.316611.318
💀 (not 🎃)88.42425.419
sad (not happy)86.84516.157
private (not gregarious)86.66713.836
domestic (not industrial)86.3817.465
haunted (not blissful)85.611917.617
basic (not hipster)85.04315.722
mysterious (not unambiguous)84.87120.130
studious (not goof-off)84.627515.145
gendered (not androgynous)84.629323.521
guarded (not open)83.829717.317
perceptive (not unobservant)83.445520.7170
🤐 (not 😜)83.26625.538
preppy (not punk rock)82.418422.1128
coordinated (not clumsy)82.338418.523
depressed (not bright)82.05923.026
complicated (not simple)81.827721.619
feminine (not masculine)81.130321.823
high IQ (not low IQ)80.964616.733
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.853812.414
🎩 (not 🧢)80.527819.522
on-time (not tardy)80.443820.117
traumatized (not flourishing)80.223324.8148
neat (not messy)80.134017.125
neurotypical (not autistic)80.113720.325
bookish (not sporty)80.146017.726
motivated (not unmotivated)80.094014.614
👻 (not 🤖)79.96228.631
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.618522.3140
modest (not flamboyant)79.517019.539
serious (not playful)79.337614.221
mature (not juvenile)78.930220.967
historical (not modern)78.016017.713
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.054524.5131
diligent (not lazy)77.9103915.418
🐩 (not 🐒)77.722920.831
love-focused (not money-focused)77.657419.113
sorrowful (not cheery)77.423819.821
😭 (not 😀)77.49619.733
OCD (not ADHD)77.427420.220
rich (not poor)77.347619.022
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.336318.630
clean (not perverted)77.150320.717
quiet (not loud)77.022320.223
prideful (not envious)77.029323.815
beautiful (not ugly)76.887423.325
charming (not awkward)76.441122.826
competent (not incompetent)76.182018.924
human (not animalistic)75.960725.255
unlucky (not fortunate)75.220721.124
🎨 (not 🏀)75.159422.320
🧠 (not 💪)75.065022.678
refined (not rugged)74.738721.627
classical (not avant-garde)74.721620.616
tasteful (not lewd)74.138323.320
eloquent (not unpolished)74.053523.521
straight (not queer)73.675026.122
stoic (not expressive)73.321322.716
alert (not oblivious)73.363325.031
devoted (not unfaithful)73.3108124.623
dramatic (not comedic)72.961931.915
cynical (not gullible)72.852713.613
rock (not rap)72.780218.316
theist (not atheist)72.415731.048
introspective (not not introspective)72.440424.028
vintage (not trendy)72.167523.516
driven (not unambitious)71.9122622.622
conservative (not liberal)71.819827.637
intellectual (not physical)71.766423.214
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.755922.423
washed (not muddy)71.652332.815
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.135526.463
chic (not cheesy)71.128623.917
obsessed (not aloof)71.146728.317
gracious (not feisty)71.111024.821
master (not apprentice)70.974427.622
important (not irrelevant)70.9109925.952
respectful (not rude)70.860620.022
literary (not mathematical)70.839817.014
suspicious (not awkward)70.858228.024
tailor (not blacksmith)70.749925.197
😊 (not 🤣)70.651025.023
generous (not stingy)70.658225.323
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)70.437131.317
workaholic (not slacker)70.2105224.925
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)69.966823.618
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.959625.972
miserable (not joyful)69.854725.736
vanilla (not kinky)69.736422.628
tight (not loose)69.767525.3130
privileged (not oppressed)69.378331.0161
metaphorical (not literal)69.212828.018
overachiever (not underachiever)69.1103121.915
🤫 (not 🤔)69.19229.925
tall (not short)69.056627.441
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.937127.627
🥴 (not 🥳)68.935420.631
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.829420.213
decisive (not hesitant)68.583228.550
🧐 (not 😎)68.436026.140
luddite (not technophile)68.425327.514
prestigious (not disreputable)68.464524.721
traditional (not unorthodox)68.433729.061
charming (not trusting)68.345823.219
metrosexual (not macho)68.353622.9101
pointed (not random)68.293624.622
cultured (not rustic)68.258726.119
quirky (not predictable)68.238827.620
slow-talking (not fast-talking)68.117824.7126
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.153425.116
roundabout (not direct)68.011126.048
go-getter (not slugabed)68.0118026.927
never cries (not often crying)67.963928.613
resolute (not wavering)67.675925.925
triggered (not trolling)67.557728.0136
flower child (not goth)67.572130.220
attractive (not repulsive)67.3107924.925
close-minded (not open-minded)67.331221.115
deep (not shallow)67.369328.2166
feminist (not sexist)67.193923.726
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.190528.9129
giving (not receiving)67.171825.818
suspicious (not trusting)67.162729.251
opinionated (not jealous)67.194528.617
low-tech (not high-tech)67.048923.638
English (not German)66.9119530.4134
civilized (not barbaric)66.790329.020
sickly (not healthy)66.719428.875
reserved (not chatty)66.656128.118
crazy (not sane)66.553824.528
formal (not intimate)66.549822.834
ranged (not melee)66.426625.692
tactful (not indiscreet)66.364930.029
paranoid (not naive)66.360026.715
presidential (not folksy)66.259228.0133
💔 (not 💝)66.138930.415
👟 (not 🥾)66.147631.130
tense (not relaxed)65.8115228.825
warm (not quarrelsome)65.846827.027
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.847427.456
moody (not stable)65.783623.222
cryptic (not straightforward)65.717331.618
focused on the present (not focused on the future)65.736732.631
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)65.630823.932
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.583530.521
complimentary (not insulting)65.564428.918
pro (not noob)65.5108526.962
valedictorian (not drop out)65.395329.438
white knight (not bad boy)65.375825.416
interested (not bored)65.297131.219
two-faced (not one-faced)65.238132.225
methodical (not astonishing)65.168224.732
poetic (not factual)65.136828.9132
genius (not dunce)64.994025.5155
cool (not dorky)64.968222.620
monotone (not expressive)64.930230.814
rigid (not flexible)64.760733.721
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.721526.293
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.552330.915
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.557625.226
repetitive (not varied)64.550928.767
attentive (not interrupting)64.459231.425
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.461725.731
chaste (not lustful)64.337724.316
🥶 (not 🥵)64.332928.820
chosen one (not everyman)64.261033.017
distant (not touchy-feely)64.267126.813
deep (not epic)64.132529.022
analysis (not common sense)64.060927.815
morning lark (not night owl)63.936233.227
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.882225.344
unfixable (not fixable)63.735030.9133
sugarcoated (not frank)63.613336.021
quitter (not persistent)63.51632.425
chortling (not giggling)63.380026.3108
politically correct (not edgy)63.247431.026
wise (not foolish)63.173725.023
nerd (not jock)63.085121.154
prudish (not flirtatious)62.945627.413
legit (not scrub)62.8117824.325
queen (not princess)62.888932.522
genocidal (not not genocidal)62.731132.214
sweet (not bitter)62.668223.121
sturdy (not flimsy)62.6101729.3104
pacifist (not ferocious)62.543131.249
gloomy (not sunny)62.575530.7143
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.3129231.165
mad (not glad)62.375124.930
reclusive (not social)62.355228.426
well behaved (not mischievous)62.254427.419
passive (not assertive)62.226125.413
subdued (not exuberant)62.238528.3127
intense (not lighthearted)62.1104131.2132
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)62.145134.724
worldly (not innocent)61.9109030.421
monochrome (not multicolored)61.860933.521
abstract (not concrete)61.842531.468
western (not eastern)61.790231.126
fresh (not stinky)61.5109031.530
kind (not cruel)61.3121625.525
still (not twitchy)61.339227.916
conventional (not creative)61.055730.325
humorless (not funny)61.047225.322
enslaved (not emancipated)61.022831.622
insider (not outsider)61.042831.651
crafty (not scholarly)61.087428.319
treasure (not trash)61.0138025.5166
non-gamer (not gamer)61.090938.021
captain (not first-mate)60.877532.646
Swedish (not Italian)60.852829.7118
builder (not explorer)60.758924.314
sensible (not ludicrous)60.689932.722
serious (not bold)60.654733.027
believable (not poorly-written)60.6161029.1165
transient (not permanent)60.537833.316
picky (not always down)60.574828.915
confidential (not gossiping)60.4111834.731
instinctual (not reasoned)60.383032.818
corporate (not freelance)60.354332.9132
badass (not weakass)60.3126333.523
stoic (not hypochondriac)60.283930.713
backdoor (not official)60.177030.337
urban (not rural)60.1113128.365
monastic (not hedonist)60.136623.518
accommodating (not stubborn)60.128628.818
proper (not scandalous)60.073327.021
sage (not whippersnapper)59.955230.4108
protagonist (not antagonist)59.9123231.319
French (not Russian)59.884632.0111
egalitarian (not racist)59.6152333.426
pensive (not serene)59.5128829.020
interesting (not tiresome)59.4123829.720
compersive (not jealous)59.467329.014
dramatic (not no-nonsense)59.378127.929
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.248729.9147
lover (not fighter)59.271530.621
resigned (not resistant)59.112032.1137
existentialist (not nihilist)59.193631.244
desperate (not high standards)59.147232.323
indulgent (not sober)59.081231.527
philosophical (not real)59.030631.522
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.051833.574
🦇 (not 🐿)59.058928.924
active (not slothful)58.9153230.152
lost (not enlightened)58.976432.4137
cooperative (not competitive)58.754833.315
good-humored (not angry)58.789931.118
neutral (not opinionated)58.710831.626
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.792532.923
mighty (not puny)58.6119730.129
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.634428.716
fast (not slow)58.5123628.515
doer (not thinker)58.5104936.627
devout (not heathen)58.479023.520
vague (not precise)58.433931.120
bold (not shy)58.3152729.363
curious (not apathetic)58.2123931.427
heroic (not villainous)58.2130526.323
📉 (not 📈)58.129533.363
cat person (not dog person)58.172236.117
subjective (not objective)57.960830.241
mild (not spicy)57.852030.451
loyal (not traitorous)57.7146030.715
machiavellian (not transparent)57.672423.714
libertarian (not socialist)57.571431.524
uncreative (not open to new experinces)57.533133.621
🙃 (not 🥰)57.568432.835
water (not fire)57.456629.117
beta (not alpha)57.358133.113
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.231325.314
tame (not wild)57.260630.833
debased (not pure)57.173925.626
hoarder (not unprepared)57.1100720.318
resourceful (not helpless)57.0154633.729
soulful (not soulless)56.9139330.567
forgiving (not vengeful)56.886933.230
artistic (not scientific)56.779426.119
independent (not codependent)56.7112226.919
dry (not moist)56.673628.3120
timid (not cocky)56.536030.617
down2earth (not head@clouds)56.491436.452
reliable (not experimental)56.491231.7113
extravagant (not thrifty)56.475831.225
🛌 (not 🧗)56.351034.446
thin (not thick)56.2103224.728
realistic (not ambitious)56.255528.517
Coke (not Pepsi)56.266333.017
emotional (not logical)56.193033.025
summer (not winter)56.184830.816
genuine (not sarcastic)56.089031.119
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.047330.821
realist (not idealist)55.985828.423
frenzied (not sleepy)55.9159330.3126
sheltered (not street-smart)55.859431.019
vegan (not cannibal)55.892028.5113
rational (not whimsical)55.7103732.919
smooth (not rough)55.783331.629
deranged (not reasonable)55.767830.933
soft (not hard)55.576731.049
submissive (not dominant)55.455730.258
decorative (not utilitarian)55.453230.524
romantic (not dispassionate)55.4129730.1121
individualist (not communal)55.3107129.026
humble (not arrogant)55.276129.921
demure (not vain)55.180529.021
contrarian (not yes-man)55.1112432.317
frugal (not lavish)55.097427.327
altruistic (not selfish)55.0104229.361
chivalrous (not businesslike)55.083628.015
patient (not impatient)54.961030.221
disarming (not creepy)54.9134632.850
Greek (not Roman)54.957932.6127
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.9113832.1134
normie (not freak)54.973433.722
regular (not zany)54.868728.576
practical (not imaginative)54.6115835.917
hypocritical (not equitable)54.674231.8150
🤠 (not 🤑)54.6113530.448
side character (not main character)54.693838.79
works hard (not plays hard)54.3126733.749
empath (not psychopath)54.3117333.726
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.192632.965
sheriff (not outlaw)54.191233.314
judgemental (not accepting)54.192233.925
loveable (not punchable)54.1120630.2133
purple (not orange)53.984730.828
soft (not hard)53.980629.518
cunning (not honorable)53.870729.7148
theoretical (not empirical)53.850530.026
pack rat (not minimalist)53.869726.224
generalist (not specialist)53.651230.714
authoritarian (not democratic)53.576628.921
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.586933.9127
😬 (not 😏)53.469334.535
brave (not careful)53.3124626.252
arcane (not mainstream)53.3107133.715
🏌 (not 🤺)53.337135.536
grateful (not entitled)53.291731.317
🧕 (not 💃)53.157429.529
realistic (not fantastical)53.1110131.222
strict (not lenient)53.0102524.155
skeptical (not spiritual)53.0139732.419
🌟 (not 💩)53.0148328.555
😇 (not 😈)53.099729.873
moderate (not extreme)52.965630.234
shy (not playful)52.848026.519
exaggerating (not factual)52.893935.318
asexual (not sexual)52.855426.819
insecure (not confident)52.652932.556
unemotional (not emotional)52.646234.317
weird (not normal)52.5116826.728
stylish (not slovenly)52.5124025.822
pronatalist (not child free)52.557627.024
🐀 (not 🐘)52.589232.826
leisurely (not hurried)52.469027.625
air (not earth)52.453037.820
calm (not anxious)52.273232.421
cringeworthy (not inspiring)52.272624.420
offended (not chill)52.2111032.6116
involved (not remote)52.1152932.818
impartial (not biased)52.134532.141
🦄 (not 🐴)52.077930.224
musical (not off-key)52.079130.4120
hunter (not gatherer)52.0104532.1122
warm (not cold)51.9107127.470
obedient (not rebellious)51.970128.720
meek (not bossy)51.657127.047
nonpolitical (not political)51.677236.218
radical (not centrist)51.6108428.121
wholesome (not salacious)51.5112935.337
unchallenging (not demanding)51.540432.232
average (not deviant)51.470829.623
variable (not consistent)51.471133.0111
introvert (not extrovert)51.382631.720
unassuming (not pretentious)51.381034.831
pop (not indie)51.360931.322
proactive (not reactive)51.282128.613
orderly (not chaotic)51.1104831.719
armoured (not vulnerable)51.1123731.827
vibrant (not geriatric)51.1143226.3119
wooden (not plastic)51.1149533.323
extraordinary (not mundane)51.0141531.824
🤡 (not 👽)51.082029.333
efficient (not overprepared)51.0154131.9136
circular (not linear)51.091431.5136
long-winded (not concise)51.091830.813
nurturing (not poisonous)50.9122633.019
statist (not anarchist)50.1108129.427
old (not young)50.274623.517
🦒 (not 🐐)50.256533.646
cautious (not impulsive)50.797034.326
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.368736.213
overspender (not penny-pincher)50.687127.127
🐷 (not 🐮)50.466929.919
profound (not ironic)50.695530.421
oxymoron (not tautology)50.4136320.212
jaded (not innocent)50.6136628.013
demonic (not angelic)50.582823.921

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 Mary Alice Young based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Julia (0.712)
  2. Lucilla (0.671)
  3. Edward Cullen (0.646)
  4. Catelyn Stark (0.643)
  5. Penelope (0.629)
  6. Bree Van de Kamp (0.629)
  7. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (0.627)
  8. Jasper Hale (0.624)
  9. Lady Jessica (0.621)
  10. Sun-Hwa Kwon (0.607)
  1. Homer Simpson (-0.457)
  2. Ed (-0.456)
  3. Jason Mendoza (-0.446)
  4. Luke Dunphy (-0.444)
  5. Michael Kelso (-0.439)
  6. Jake Harper (-0.432)
  7. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (-0.431)
  8. Bart Simpson (-0.412)
  9. Patrick Star (-0.4)
  10. Gene Belcher (-0.4)

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 Mary Alice Young to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Mary Alice Young is described identify as.

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


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