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Mary Alice Young Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
good-cook (not bad-cook)92.7610.913
manicured (not scruffy)90.69911.214
family-first (not work-first)90.43311.326
secretive (not open-book)90.35216.2154
💀 (not 🎃)87.83226.717
sad (not happy)87.02316.553
domestic (not industrial)86.4617.564
private (not gregarious)86.35913.835
haunted (not blissful)85.98918.615
basic (not hipster)85.43710.618
studious (not goof-off)84.523915.543
mysterious (not unambiguous)84.36520.728
guarded (not open)83.823917.317
gendered (not androgynous)83.828523.920
perceptive (not unobservant)83.539220.6169
coordinated (not clumsy)82.531717.619
modest (not flamboyant)82.28815.632
preppy (not punk rock)82.117022.1126
🤐 (not 😜)82.06326.434
bookish (not sporty)81.135915.524
high IQ (not low IQ)81.056017.427
historical (not modern)80.99711.38
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.845912.414
mature (not juvenile)80.522018.962
🎩 (not 🧢)80.523219.522
traumatized (not flourishing)80.417524.6146
motivated (not unmotivated)80.376615.113
neat (not messy)80.129117.125
depressed (not bright)79.96423.623
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.517022.4137
👻 (not 🤖)79.25528.930
washed (not muddy)79.119125.312
complicated (not simple)79.030723.215
😭 (not 😀)78.76118.432
neurotypical (not autistic)78.619020.523
serious (not playful)78.534614.120
love-focused (not money-focused)78.544819.712
feminine (not masculine)78.329322.120
prideful (not envious)78.221424.213
on-time (not tardy)78.245720.315
charming (not awkward)78.131621.324
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.047324.6130
diligent (not lazy)77.988515.418
🐩 (not 🐒)77.719820.831
clean (not perverted)77.740122.015
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.330118.630
sorrowful (not cheery)77.021120.220
OCD (not ADHD)76.726521.218
quiet (not loud)76.518320.522
human (not animalistic)76.349325.053
rich (not poor)76.243118.821
classical (not avant-garde)75.915520.715
competent (not incompetent)75.771520.519
unlucky (not fortunate)75.416522.122
🎨 (not 🏀)75.149622.320
🧠 (not 💪)74.955922.876
refined (not rugged)74.933022.325
eloquent (not unpolished)74.644722.915
beautiful (not ugly)74.680823.822
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.443417.920
master (not apprentice)74.255023.521
vintage (not trendy)73.851122.314
alert (not oblivious)73.752425.729
straight (not queer)73.668626.420
devoted (not unfaithful)73.690825.519
conservative (not liberal)73.515027.335
tasteful (not lewd)73.235125.017
cynical (not gullible)73.144114.112
stoic (not expressive)72.818624.214
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.826125.160
theist (not atheist)72.412531.048
obsessed (not aloof)72.335828.915
rock (not rap)72.274018.715
intellectual (not physical)72.255924.013
important (not irrelevant)72.188324.851
generous (not stingy)72.044025.022
cultured (not rustic)71.937323.314
suspicious (not awkward)71.749426.522
workaholic (not slacker)71.686924.324
driven (not unambitious)71.6106723.121
introspective (not not introspective)71.537024.027
reserved (not chatty)71.333726.216
literary (not mathematical)71.231117.613
opinionated (not jealous)71.261928.712
self-conscious (not self-assured)71.211217.210
never cries (not often crying)71.144621.411
🥴 (not 🥳)70.923419.328
tailor (not blacksmith)70.743625.197
gracious (not feisty)70.59425.320
🤫 (not 🤔)70.55029.624
chic (not cheesy)70.424722.711
tall (not short)70.344828.528
😊 (not 🤣)70.242825.422
dramatic (not comedic)70.262036.211
respectful (not rude)70.052820.221
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.051625.770
miserable (not joyful)69.846625.634
tight (not loose)69.756625.3128
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.431427.625
🧐 (not 😎)69.329125.136
vanilla (not kinky)69.232923.426
privileged (not oppressed)69.267631.0160
metaphorical (not literal)69.211328.018
tense (not relaxed)69.085226.421
low-tech (not high-tech)68.938123.035
metrosexual (not macho)68.943022.4100
analysis (not common sense)68.637529.511
decisive (not hesitant)68.572128.550
slow-talking (not fast-talking)68.514624.4124
👟 (not 🥾)68.234829.828
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)68.261023.117
quirky (not predictable)68.231627.620
overachiever (not underachiever)68.190222.314
sugarcoated (not frank)68.15633.317
go-getter (not slugabed)68.0100426.927
compersive (not jealous)67.829232.39
traditional (not unorthodox)67.831129.359
roundabout (not direct)67.710526.247
tactful (not indiscreet)67.751730.227
two-faced (not one-faced)67.729830.723
chosen one (not everyman)67.740931.114
resolute (not wavering)67.663125.925
deep (not shallow)67.456428.2164
attractive (not repulsive)67.391624.925
highbrow (not lowbrow)67.351325.815
luddite (not technophile)67.326528.213
triggered (not trolling)67.348328.1134
warm (not quarrelsome)67.235926.925
civilized (not barbaric)67.176129.718
close-minded (not open-minded)67.027621.814
feminist (not sexist)67.077124.225
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.076328.9128
suspicious (not trusting)66.955129.848
English (not German)66.9103130.4134
giving (not receiving)66.961827.316
methodical (not astonishing)66.751523.430
sickly (not healthy)66.716628.875
white knight (not bad boy)66.760826.013
charming (not trusting)66.645224.017
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)66.624823.531
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.539031.315
presidential (not folksy)66.449828.2129
chaste (not lustful)66.326525.910
crazy (not sane)66.347024.927
formal (not intimate)66.242423.133
ranged (not melee)66.224125.791
💔 (not 💝)66.133330.415
attentive (not interrupting)66.145032.120
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.838827.456
🥶 (not 🥵)65.825930.017
cryptic (not straightforward)65.715131.618
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)65.532419.511
pro (not noob)65.592326.962
monochrome (not multicolored)65.340632.619
politically correct (not edgy)65.234628.222
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.249828.310
focused on the present (not focused on the future)65.133031.728
prestigious (not disreputable)65.066325.617
genocidal (not not genocidal)65.024032.912
genius (not dunce)64.980225.5155
valedictorian (not drop out)64.981729.637
poetic (not factual)64.931528.9131
deliberate (not spontaneous)64.875028.517
flower child (not goth)64.869132.115
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.718826.391
interested (not bored)64.783232.018
moody (not stable)64.676623.121
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.546630.915
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.454025.731
builder (not explorer)64.240021.613
repetitive (not varied)64.146729.165
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.169225.543
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.033833.522
passive (not assertive)63.920925.712
cool (not dorky)63.961522.819
unfixable (not fixable)63.730930.9133
mad (not glad)63.661225.228
deep (not epic)63.627229.621
nerd (not jock)63.571721.252
serious (not bold)63.439332.625
sweet (not bitter)63.455422.418
interesting (not tiresome)63.390129.317
rigid (not flexible)63.356033.920
morning lark (not night owl)63.332233.626
protagonist (not antagonist)63.393731.113
complimentary (not insulting)63.259729.316
sturdy (not flimsy)63.184629.1103
chortling (not giggling)63.171226.4105
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.055425.423
captain (not first-mate)62.961431.844
legit (not scrub)62.8101424.325
pointed (not random)62.4100326.614
abstract (not concrete)62.335531.366
distant (not touchy-feely)62.362026.010
well behaved (not mischievous)62.246727.419
crafty (not scholarly)62.271028.618
gloomy (not sunny)62.264430.6142
subdued (not exuberant)62.231728.3127
monotone (not expressive)62.229930.313
quitter (not persistent)62.02332.224
intense (not lighthearted)62.088631.1128
worldly (not innocent)61.995130.421
picky (not always down)61.959830.113
accommodating (not stubborn)61.721128.917
pacifist (not ferocious)61.637831.547
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.5111531.363
kind (not cruel)61.3101825.823
treasure (not trash)61.3115325.2163
still (not twitchy)61.333327.916
proper (not scandalous)61.159525.718
conventional (not creative)61.047430.325
insider (not outsider)61.037831.651
believable (not poorly-written)61.0135328.9163
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.911324.511
🙃 (not 🥰)60.950331.832
Swedish (not Italian)60.941629.8117
paranoid (not naive)60.971128.510
extravagant (not thrifty)60.855329.322
enslaved (not emancipated)60.719632.419
corporate (not freelance)60.746432.7127
doer (not thinker)60.782135.526
reclusive (not social)60.549628.524
confidential (not gossiping)60.494734.731
queen (not princess)60.481829.518
indulgent (not sober)60.365331.426
instinctual (not reasoned)60.370032.818
humorless (not funny)60.341225.721
wise (not foolish)60.273225.420
western (not eastern)60.281330.725
fresh (not stinky)60.097731.828
cooperative (not competitive)59.940330.313
prudish (not flirtatious)59.848626.312
egalitarian (not racist)59.6128433.426
French (not Russian)59.572532.2109
sage (not whippersnapper)59.547630.7105
pensive (not serene)59.5112429.020
subjective (not objective)59.441629.738
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.439529.9146
dramatic (not no-nonsense)59.367128.725
non-gamer (not gamer)59.182437.618
desperate (not high standards)59.139232.323
resigned (not resistant)59.010132.2136
🦇 (not 🐿)59.050428.924
forgiving (not vengeful)58.668432.329
active (not slothful)58.6129230.351
backdoor (not official)58.670530.335
lost (not enlightened)58.666032.5135
philosophical (not real)58.528032.120
urban (not rural)58.5100927.962
📉 (not 📈)58.524833.060
neutral (not opinionated)58.58831.523
devout (not heathen)58.467523.520
tame (not wild)58.448429.728
monastic (not hedonist)58.435324.416
lover (not fighter)58.462931.120
artistic (not scientific)58.263926.118
vague (not precise)58.229730.117
badass (not weakass)58.2112135.220
existentialist (not nihilist)58.185630.943
bold (not shy)58.0131029.561
mighty (not puny)58.0103630.725
transient (not permanent)57.939333.213
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)57.748933.771
machiavellian (not transparent)57.663923.714
libertarian (not socialist)57.563131.524
uncreative (not open to new experinces)57.528833.621
sheltered (not street-smart)57.547528.416
vulnerable (not armoured)57.443330.522
water (not fire)57.446529.117
emotional (not logical)57.375933.023
🛌 (not 🧗)57.341834.145
smooth (not rough)57.265331.926
natural-talent (not hard-work)57.137932.718
good-humored (not angry)57.078731.117
fast (not slow)56.9109628.914
nurturing (not poisonous)56.890429.817
mild (not spicy)56.746530.349
independent (not codependent)56.796226.919
soulful (not soulless)56.6118130.964
dry (not moist)56.663828.3120
loyal (not traitorous)56.5125131.514
realistic (not ambitious)56.244228.517
works hard (not plays hard)56.1103934.146
frugal (not lavish)56.077224.923
heroic (not villainous)55.9115425.920
frenzied (not sleepy)55.9136630.5125
reliable (not experimental)55.979531.7111
rational (not whimsical)55.788632.919
individualist (not communal)55.790626.524
deranged (not reasonable)55.758630.933
reassuring (not fearmongering)55.786835.515
submissive (not dominant)55.646530.155
🧕 (not 💃)55.640429.027
romantic (not dispassionate)55.6109830.1120
vegan (not cannibal)55.576428.5112
contrarian (not yes-man)55.592833.915
sensible (not ludicrous)55.489232.019
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.480336.750
patient (not impatient)55.450530.820
🤠 (not 🤑)55.491430.846
Greek (not Roman)55.444632.5124
proactive (not reactive)55.450225.712
democratic (not authoritarian)55.381428.916
chivalrous (not businesslike)55.270329.313
shy (not playful)55.132626.517
thin (not thick)55.090524.826
resourceful (not helpless)55.0135534.027
pack rat (not minimalist)55.057226.123
soft (not hard)54.965731.048
beta (not alpha)54.954235.311
disarming (not creepy)54.9114332.850
hypocritical (not equitable)54.961831.8147
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.996631.8132
practical (not imaginative)54.698435.917
decorative (not utilitarian)54.646431.522
regular (not zany)54.656928.874
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.577532.964
generalist (not specialist)54.441734.28
timid (not cocky)54.434630.412
genuine (not sarcastic)54.377831.118
realist (not idealist)54.378429.720
hoarder (not unprepared)54.196920.815
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.172533.8125
loveable (not punchable)54.1101730.2133
concise (not long-winded)54.173328.512
calm (not anxious)54.058032.320
😬 (not 😏)54.057634.232
empath (not psychopath)54.099435.023
impulsive (not cautious)53.979233.224
soft (not hard)53.968329.518
cunning (not honorable)53.861729.7148
debased (not pure)53.771025.323
altruistic (not selfish)53.789928.959
brave (not careful)53.6103426.451
🐀 (not 🐘)53.669532.925
theoretical (not empirical)53.545428.624
demure (not vain)53.573728.820
pronatalist (not child free)53.547325.922
tautology (not oxymoron)53.537619.810
mundane (not extraordinary)53.440530.922
Pepsi (not Coke)53.454930.014
grateful (not entitled)53.275531.317
purple (not orange)53.175531.324
unassuming (not pretentious)53.160534.328
realistic (not fantastical)53.193231.222
leisurely (not hurried)53.058428.024
🌟 (not 💩)53.0124428.555
😇 (not 😈)53.084029.873
moderate (not extreme)52.955130.633
impartial (not biased)52.826532.240
asexual (not sexual)52.844326.819
wholesome (not salacious)52.793535.134
🏌 (not 🤺)52.732835.935
insecure (not confident)52.644432.556
mainstream (not arcane)52.662033.613
obedient (not rebellious)52.658629.319
unemotional (not emotional)52.641934.317
weird (not normal)52.598528.022
hunter (not gatherer)52.586931.9121
air (not earth)52.444137.820
judgemental (not accepting)52.384634.023
offended (not chill)52.394732.5114
unchallenging (not demanding)52.331432.431
strict (not lenient)52.291023.953
involved (not remote)52.1130332.818
🐴 (not 🦄)52.194131.121
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.1107837.412
jaded (not innocent)52.1112228.612
apathetic (not curious)52.034231.916
political (not nonpolitical)52.095236.915
🐐 (not 🦒)52.0114933.245
dog person (not cat person)51.983136.213
meek (not bossy)51.846027.346
demonic (not angelic)51.867821.619
average (not deviant)51.859131.518
orderly (not chaotic)51.788933.316
old (not young)51.662923.516
introvert (not extrovert)51.668931.618
slovenly (not stylish)51.655724.920
sheriff (not outlaw)51.682435.38
musical (not off-key)51.667830.5118
exaggerating (not factual)51.684834.916
statist (not anarchist)51.587029.026
🐷 (not 🐮)51.553230.318
warm (not cold)51.491627.668
summer (not winter)51.486030.114
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.364924.719
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.294328.324
variable (not consistent)51.259732.9109
freak (not normie)51.293733.319
plastic (not wooden)51.238832.319
vibrant (not geriatric)51.1122226.3119
🤡 (not 👽)51.070229.333
centrist (not radical)51.071627.019
humble (not arrogant)50.972228.616
pop (not indie)50.258029.119
circular (not linear)50.780131.5135
overprepared (not efficient)50.437132.0134
profound (not ironic)50.480731.119
skeptical (not spiritual)50.5125732.216

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 (0.697)
  2. Lucilla (0.658)
  3. Edward Cullen (0.636)
  4. Catelyn Stark (0.629)
  5. Bree Van de Kamp (0.621)
  6. Jasper Hale (0.618)
  7. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (0.614)
  8. Penelope (0.611)
  9. Stefan Salvatore (0.599)
  10. Lady Jessica (0.598)
  1. Homer Simpson (-0.451)
  2. Ed (-0.449)
  3. Jason Mendoza (-0.443)
  4. Michael Kelso (-0.441)
  5. Luke Dunphy (-0.439)
  6. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (-0.427)
  7. Jake Harper (-0.424)
  8. Bart Simpson (-0.412)
  9. Gene Belcher (-0.402)
  10. Pamela Poovey (-0.4)

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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