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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 500 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)91.81010.415
family-first (not work-first)90.63710.929
secretive (not open-book)90.36816.1156
manicured (not scruffy)89.316911.318
💀 (not 🎃)88.42625.419
sad (not happy)86.85016.157
private (not gregarious)86.67013.836
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)86.48016.424
domestic (not industrial)86.3717.465
haunted (not blissful)85.613017.617
basic (not hipster)85.04415.722
mysterious (not unambiguous)84.87520.130
studious (not goof-off)84.629015.145
gendered (not androgynous)84.631423.521
guarded (not open)83.831217.317
perceptive (not unobservant)83.447920.7170
🤐 (not 😜)83.26925.538
hygienic (not gross)83.260719.417
lawyerly (not engineerial)82.611310.214
preppy (not punk rock)82.419422.1128
coordinated (not clumsy)82.140318.224
depressed (not bright)82.06523.026
overthinker (not underthinker)81.833118.519
complicated (not simple)81.829621.619
feminine (not masculine)81.031821.424
high IQ (not low IQ)80.967816.733
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.856312.414
🎩 (not 🧢)80.530019.522
on-time (not tardy)80.445920.117
traumatized (not flourishing)80.225924.8148
neat (not messy)80.135717.125
neurotypical (not autistic)80.114320.325
bookish (not sporty)80.149217.726
motivated (not unmotivated)80.098514.614
👻 (not 🤖)79.97428.631
homebody (not world traveler)79.816926.627
charmer (not buffoon)79.840113.820
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.619722.3140
modest (not flamboyant)79.517919.539
rich (not poor)79.344217.021
serious (not playful)79.340114.221
mature (not juvenile)78.932620.967
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)78.660022.017
uptight (not easy)78.540614.915
historical (not modern)78.017317.713
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.057524.5131
diligent (not lazy)77.9109515.418
🐩 (not 🐒)77.724920.831
love-focused (not money-focused)77.660319.113
repressed (not forward)77.68024.217
sorrowful (not cheery)77.426219.821
😭 (not 😀)77.410219.733
OCD (not ADHD)77.428520.220
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.338918.630
parental (not childlike)77.345423.923
clean (not perverted)77.153420.717
comfortable (not awkward)77.125719.414
quiet (not loud)77.023920.223
prideful (not envious)77.030523.815
beautiful (not ugly)76.893023.325
charming (not awkward)76.443322.826
competent (not incompetent)76.186718.924
human (not animalistic)75.964325.255
moderate (not gluttonous)75.342216.820
unlucky (not fortunate)75.221621.124
capitalist (not communist)75.237327.117
🎨 (not 🏀)75.162922.320
🧠 (not 💪)75.069022.678
nice (not naughty)75.034524.316
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)74.821021.813
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)74.747226.318
refined (not rugged)74.740821.627
classical (not avant-garde)74.722720.616
resentful (not euphoric)74.542319.613
all-seeing (not blind)74.135324.521
tasteful (not lewd)74.141023.320
eloquent (not unpolished)74.055923.521
sincere (not irreverent)73.762323.417
straight (not queer)73.678926.122
stoic (not expressive)73.322422.716
alert (not oblivious)73.367225.031
devoted (not unfaithful)73.3114224.623
focused (not absentminded)73.292021.513
dramatic (not comedic)72.964631.915
insightful (not generic)72.859922.714
cynical (not gullible)72.856313.613
rock (not rap)72.785018.316
mellow (not energetic)72.423918.821
theist (not atheist)72.416231.048
introspective (not not introspective)72.442624.028
driven (not unambitious)71.9129122.622
straight edge (not junkie)71.982424.913
cheery (not grumpy)71.937821.214
conservative (not liberal)71.820827.637
intellectual (not physical)71.770523.214
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.758922.423
washed (not muddy)71.655232.815
writer (not reader)71.224026.618
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.137226.463
chic (not cheesy)71.130423.917
obsessed (not aloof)71.149428.317
gracious (not feisty)71.111824.821
seemly (not inappropriate)71.163629.817
important (not irrelevant)70.9116425.952
good-manners (not bad-manners)70.975331.414
delicate (not coarse)70.826324.419
respectful (not rude)70.864320.022
literary (not mathematical)70.842717.014
suspicious (not awkward)70.860728.024
tailor (not blacksmith)70.753025.197
😊 (not 🤣)70.653425.023
generous (not stingy)70.660925.323
unfrivolous (not goofy)70.567625.513
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)70.440131.317
old-fashioned (not progressive)70.438820.213
workaholic (not slacker)70.2111024.925
master (not apprentice)70.180028.021
noble (not jovial)70.060319.013
unstable (not stable)70.063222.114
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)69.970723.618
welcoming experience (not cringing away)69.950319.617
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.962525.972
miserable (not joyful)69.858225.736
unstirring (not quivering)69.866530.713
vanilla (not kinky)69.739122.628
tight (not loose)69.771425.3130
overachiever (not underachiever)69.6105721.316
routine (not innovative)69.438822.514
privileged (not oppressed)69.381631.0161
resists change (not likes change)69.373226.212
🤫 (not 🤔)69.110429.925
tall (not short)69.060127.441
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.940927.627
🥴 (not 🥳)68.937820.631
decisive (not hesitant)68.587428.550
metaphorical (not literal)68.514628.617
vintage (not trendy)68.587227.017
🧐 (not 😎)68.438626.140
militaristic (not hippie)68.478820.614
luddite (not technophile)68.427227.514
prestigious (not disreputable)68.468224.721
traditional (not unorthodox)68.435529.061
charming (not trusting)68.348323.219
metrosexual (not macho)68.356122.9101
pointed (not random)68.299024.622
cultured (not rustic)68.261026.119
quirky (not predictable)68.241827.620
slow-talking (not fast-talking)68.119024.7126
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.156425.116
roundabout (not direct)68.011626.048
go-getter (not slugabed)68.0124526.927
fake (not real)68.020223.914
never cries (not often crying)67.967528.613
resolute (not wavering)67.679825.925
friendly (not unfriendly)67.694227.120
triggered (not trolling)67.561828.0136
flower child (not goth)67.575930.220
attractive (not repulsive)67.3114324.925
close-minded (not open-minded)67.333421.115
deep (not shallow)67.373728.2166
people-person (not things-person)67.258727.913
prying (not unmeddlesome)67.293718.012
feminist (not sexist)67.199723.726
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.195428.9129
giving (not receiving)67.175825.818
suspicious (not trusting)67.166929.251
opinionated (not jealous)67.1101128.617
low-tech (not high-tech)67.051723.638
English (not German)66.9127830.4134
sickly (not healthy)66.920229.074
civilized (not barbaric)66.795329.020
manic (not mild)66.680919.415
reserved (not chatty)66.660128.118
crazy (not sane)66.557424.528
formal (not intimate)66.552422.834
gentle (not harsh)66.559226.219
ranged (not melee)66.428725.692
tactful (not indiscreet)66.368630.029
glamorous (not spartan)66.347419.313
presidential (not folksy)66.261928.0133
💔 (not 💝)66.142330.415
👟 (not 🥾)66.150831.130
pro (not noob)66.0112527.063
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.951029.417
unannoying (not annoying)65.947528.516
chill (not sassy)65.917829.119
tense (not relaxed)65.8121928.825
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.850627.456
cryptic (not straightforward)65.718431.618
focused on the present (not focused on the future)65.739632.631
paranoid (not naive)65.767026.317
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)65.631723.932
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.587430.521
complimentary (not insulting)65.566928.918
entrepreneur (not employee)65.586135.823
warm (not quarrelsome)65.450827.526
valedictorian (not drop out)65.399629.438
white knight (not bad boy)65.380525.416
interested (not bored)65.2101831.219
two-faced (not one-faced)65.240132.225
methodical (not astonishing)65.171824.732
poetic (not factual)65.138828.9132
meaningful (not pointless)65.1123830.517
genius (not dunce)64.999825.5155
withdrawn (not outgoing)64.944229.217
strong identity (not social chameleon)64.9112927.114
cool (not dorky)64.972222.620
monotone (not expressive)64.932430.814
rigid (not flexible)64.764133.721
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.723226.293
popular (not rejected)64.763331.317
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.561025.226
repetitive (not varied)64.553128.767
attentive (not interrupting)64.462331.425
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.464725.731
flawed (not perfect)64.4103627.416
chaste (not lustful)64.340324.316
🥶 (not 🥵)64.335028.820
moody (not stable)64.294123.723
chosen one (not everyman)64.264333.017
distant (not touchy-feely)64.271626.813
politically correct (not edgy)64.047430.627
analysis (not common sense)64.063627.815
morning lark (not night owl)63.938133.227
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.887625.344
unfixable (not fixable)63.737030.9133
sugarcoated (not frank)63.614536.021
spirited (not lifeless)63.6129522.412
quitter (not persistent)63.51832.425
disturbing (not enchanting)63.446518.614
chortling (not giggling)63.384526.3108
nerd (not jock)63.089921.154
accurate (not off target)63.0106228.119
prudish (not flirtatious)62.948127.413
legit (not scrub)62.8124124.325
genocidal (not not genocidal)62.833231.115
queen (not princess)62.893732.522
wise (not foolish)62.679825.522
sturdy (not flimsy)62.6107529.3104
tired (not wired)62.629025.516
pacifist (not ferocious)62.545931.249
gloomy (not sunny)62.579530.7143
divine (not earthly)62.531131.514
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.3136131.165
mad (not glad)62.379724.930
reclusive (not social)62.358228.426
deep (not epic)62.341229.623
well behaved (not mischievous)62.257527.419
passive (not assertive)62.227725.413
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)62.148426.115
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)62.147934.724
subdued (not exuberant)62.042228.3126
worldly (not innocent)61.9115130.421
monochrome (not multicolored)61.864633.521
abstract (not concrete)61.844931.468
fresh (not stinky)61.8114131.031
cursed (not blessed)61.899332.416
western (not eastern)61.796731.126
intense (not lighthearted)61.6112231.5133
fussy (not sloppy)61.6124316.312
sweet (not bitter)61.573723.122
kind (not cruel)61.3128325.525
still (not twitchy)61.341727.916
social climber (not nonconformist)61.151830.119
conventional (not creative)61.058830.325
humorless (not funny)61.050125.322
enslaved (not emancipated)61.023631.622
insider (not outsider)61.044631.651
crafty (not scholarly)61.093028.319
treasure (not trash)61.0145425.5166
non-gamer (not gamer)61.095738.021
supportive (not catty)61.0100534.120
dolphin (not kangaroo)60.953823.215
captain (not first-mate)60.882332.646
Swedish (not Italian)60.855729.7118
builder (not explorer)60.762624.314
sensible (not ludicrous)60.694632.722
serious (not bold)60.657633.027
believable (not poorly-written)60.6170829.1165
transient (not permanent)60.540333.316
picky (not always down)60.578828.915
confidential (not gossiping)60.4117834.731
instinctual (not reasoned)60.387532.818
corporate (not freelance)60.357132.9132
badass (not weakass)60.3133333.523
stoic (not hypochondriac)60.288730.713
cliché (not original)60.253229.718
urban (not rural)60.1119628.365
monastic (not hedonist)60.139123.518
accommodating (not stubborn)60.129928.818
proper (not scandalous)60.077527.021
compersive (not jealous)59.969228.015
sage (not whippersnapper)59.958130.4108
protagonist (not antagonist)59.9129331.319
beta (not alpha)59.855533.114
French (not Russian)59.890432.0111
insomniac (not slumbering)59.7126735.113
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)59.793823.412
egalitarian (not racist)59.6160833.426
pensive (not serene)59.5136629.020
interesting (not tiresome)59.4131229.720
philosophical (not real)59.331130.923
dramatic (not no-nonsense)59.382827.929
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.252029.9147
lover (not fighter)59.274730.621
resigned (not resistant)59.112232.1137
existentialist (not nihilist)59.198431.244
indulgent (not sober)59.084431.527
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.055733.574
🦇 (not 🐿)59.063028.924
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)59.088721.812
active (not slothful)58.9161530.152
backdoor (not official)58.987330.738
lost (not enlightened)58.980832.4137
cooperative (not competitive)58.757533.315
good-humored (not angry)58.794031.118
neutral (not opinionated)58.711331.626
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.796932.923
dystopian (not utopian)58.775327.116
fantasy-prone (not grounded)58.779833.215
blue (not red)58.780734.916
mighty (not puny)58.6126630.129
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.637228.716
fast (not slow)58.5130528.515
doer (not thinker)58.5110536.627
devout (not heathen)58.484523.520
vague (not precise)58.435831.120
love shy (not cassanova)58.477726.112
bold (not shy)58.3161429.363
curious (not apathetic)58.2130431.427
heroic (not villainous)58.2137126.323
can't-fix-anything (not handy)58.249327.313
📉 (not 📈)58.131033.363
cat person (not dog person)58.177136.117
subjective (not objective)57.964430.241
mild (not spicy)57.854930.451
desperate (not high standards)57.853532.224
loyal (not traitorous)57.7154230.715
machiavellian (not transparent)57.676523.714
libertarian (not socialist)57.575231.524
uncreative (not open to new experinces)57.535733.621
🙃 (not 🥰)57.573032.835
water (not fire)57.459729.117
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.232925.314
tame (not wild)57.263530.833
debased (not pure)57.178525.626
hoarder (not unprepared)57.1106220.318
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)57.198028.916
resourceful (not helpless)57.0162933.729
eager (not reluctant)57.0120328.412
soulful (not soulless)56.9147130.567
forgiving (not vengeful)56.891533.230
artistic (not scientific)56.784926.119
independent (not codependent)56.7118826.919
dry (not moist)56.678528.3120
down2earth (not head@clouds)56.497036.452
reliable (not experimental)56.495631.7113
extravagant (not thrifty)56.479231.225
🛌 (not 🧗)56.354334.446
thin (not thick)56.2108624.728
realistic (not ambitious)56.259328.517
Coke (not Pepsi)56.271033.017
emotional (not logical)56.198733.025
summer (not winter)56.189930.816
genuine (not sarcastic)56.093231.119
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.049430.821
realist (not idealist)55.991628.423
frenzied (not sleepy)55.9168130.3126
sheltered (not street-smart)55.862531.019
vegan (not cannibal)55.896428.5113
timid (not cocky)55.841029.918
sweet (not savory)55.871625.515
rational (not whimsical)55.7110032.919
smooth (not rough)55.787631.629
deranged (not reasonable)55.772630.933
hugs (not handshakes)55.769732.412
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)55.6106525.315
soft (not hard)55.580431.049
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)55.566733.717
submissive (not dominant)55.459030.258
decorative (not utilitarian)55.456630.524
romantic (not dispassionate)55.4137030.1121
individualist (not communal)55.3113329.026
analytical (not intuitive)55.387328.718
humble (not arrogant)55.280429.921
demure (not vain)55.184929.021
Greek (not Roman)55.159032.6128
contrarian (not yes-man)55.1119432.317
wolf (not bear)55.1112028.918
frugal (not lavish)55.0103227.327
altruistic (not selfish)55.0109629.361
chivalrous (not businesslike)55.088928.015
snoops (not minds-own-business)55.0148424.521
patient (not impatient)54.964830.221
disarming (not creepy)54.9142032.850
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.9120532.1134
normie (not freak)54.977333.722
regular (not zany)54.872528.576
soft (not hard)54.782628.919
practical (not imaginative)54.6122635.917
hypocritical (not equitable)54.678831.8150
🤠 (not 🤑)54.6120230.448
woke (not problematic)54.488532.019
works hard (not plays hard)54.3133733.749
empath (not psychopath)54.3123733.726
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.197632.965
judgemental (not accepting)54.198333.925
loveable (not punchable)54.1127030.2133
conformist (not maverick)54.152431.913
theoretical (not empirical)54.051830.525
nonpartisan (not activist)54.059228.612
purple (not orange)53.988630.828
anti-prank (not prankster)53.9119336.912
leader (not follower)53.9128928.421
cunning (not honorable)53.875629.7148
pack rat (not minimalist)53.875226.224
apologetic (not proud)53.633832.114
authoritarian (not democratic)53.580928.921
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.591733.9127
physicist (not photographer)53.586129.719
moderate (not extreme)53.466929.935
😬 (not 😏)53.474434.535
brave (not careful)53.3131126.252
arcane (not mainstream)53.3114033.715
🏌 (not 🤺)53.339735.536
creator (not consumer)53.3116227.612
grateful (not entitled)53.296631.317
🧕 (not 💃)53.161029.529
realistic (not fantastical)53.1116931.222
strict (not lenient)53.0108124.155
skeptical (not spiritual)53.0148032.419
🌟 (not 💩)53.0156528.555
😇 (not 😈)53.0105329.873
heartfelt (not clinical)53.0123428.712
sheepish (not smug)53.049928.517
shy (not playful)52.850826.519
exaggerating (not factual)52.898535.318
asexual (not sexual)52.858626.819
side character (not main character)52.8103037.611
insecure (not confident)52.657032.556
🦄 (not 🐴)52.680029.825
unemotional (not emotional)52.647934.317
weird (not normal)52.5123926.728
stylish (not slovenly)52.5130825.822
pronatalist (not child free)52.561727.024
🐀 (not 🐘)52.595032.826
leisurely (not hurried)52.472927.625
generalist (not specialist)52.459831.016
air (not earth)52.456137.820
calm (not anxious)52.276732.421
cringeworthy (not inspiring)52.277224.420
offended (not chill)52.2118032.6116
concise (not long-winded)52.2103030.814
involved (not remote)52.1161332.818
impartial (not biased)52.136632.141
musical (not off-key)52.083830.4120
hunter (not gatherer)52.0110732.1122
fearful (not hopeful)52.071733.216
warm (not cold)51.9112827.470
obedient (not rebellious)51.974128.720
flat (not bubbly)51.9108830.812
meek (not bossy)51.660627.047
nonpolitical (not political)51.680836.218
radical (not centrist)51.6115228.121
wholesome (not salacious)51.5119135.337
questioning (not believing)51.5138033.916
average (not deviant)51.474829.623
variable (not consistent)51.475333.0111
feeler (not thinker)51.4116929.913
introvert (not extrovert)51.388131.720
unassuming (not pretentious)51.385434.831
unchallenging (not demanding)51.242931.833
indie (not pop)51.2140131.423
proactive (not reactive)51.287128.613
orderly (not chaotic)51.1110831.719
armoured (not vulnerable)51.1131431.827
vibrant (not geriatric)51.1150326.3119
wooden (not plastic)51.1157733.323
serial dater (not chronically single)51.171326.214
extraordinary (not mundane)51.0148831.824
🤡 (not 👽)51.086829.333
efficient (not overprepared)51.0162431.9136
circular (not linear)51.096831.5136
nurturing (not poisonous)50.9128733.019
statist (not anarchist)50.1114529.427
creationist (not evolutionist)50.182928.417
old (not young)50.280323.517
🦒 (not 🐐)50.259333.646
zebra (not lion)50.884928.917
cautious (not impulsive)50.7103034.326
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.373036.213
overspender (not penny-pincher)50.691627.127
🐷 (not 🐮)50.470029.919
profound (not ironic)50.6101130.421
oxymoron (not tautology)50.4144020.212
jaded (not innocent)50.6145128.013
negative (not positive)50.495027.417
natural (not mechanical)50.4117630.220
demonic (not angelic)50.588023.921
sheriff (not outlaw)50.5104734.815

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 (0.679)
  2. Lucilla (0.649)
  3. Catelyn Stark (0.638)
  4. Bree Van de Kamp (0.625)
  5. Penelope (0.624)
  6. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (0.612)
  7. Vivien Harmon (0.609)
  8. Betty Cooper (0.609)
  9. Sun-Hwa Kwon (0.609)
  10. Lady Jessica (0.607)
  1. Reese Wilkerson (-0.454)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.424)
  3. Luke Dunphy (-0.424)
  4. Ed (-0.422)
  5. Jason Mendoza (-0.421)
  6. Jake Harper (-0.416)
  7. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (-0.416)
  8. Bart Simpson (-0.412)
  9. Michael Kelso (-0.412)
  10. Dashiell Parr (-0.39)

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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