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Mike Delfino Personality Statistics

Mike Delfino 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
dog person (not cat person)97.018.126
🧢 (not 🎩)95.628.425
masculine (not feminine)92.57410.323
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)92.5917.041
sexual (not asexual)92.0619.816
gendered (not androgynous)91.62713.022
rock (not rap)91.0149.319
straight (not queer)89.96413.616
🏀 (not 🎨)88.44112.217
alpha (not beta)88.214710.118
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)87.75316.319
confidential (not gossiping)86.812016.834
freelance (not corporate)86.411719.4168
🧗 (not 🛌)86.411313.872
no-nonsense (not dramatic)84.93913.821
earth (not air)84.84319.432
sporty (not bookish)84.79111.217
heroic (not villainous)84.230618.225
diligent (not lazy)84.157818.829
good-cook (not bad-cook)83.84311.612
practical (not imaginative)83.710922.928
🤠 (not 🤑)83.17419.673
jock (not nerd)82.810518.576
crafty (not scholarly)82.88818.330
go-getter (not slugabed)82.531918.519
builder (not explorer)82.22120.825
active (not slothful)82.240522.664
resourceful (not helpless)81.847527.628
hard-work (not natural-talent)81.57520.823
competent (not incompetent)81.050922.831
quiet (not loud)80.911212.419
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.86220.221
works hard (not plays hard)80.728819.269
down2earth (not head@clouds)80.412823.568
😎 (not 🧐)80.417417.738
beautiful (not ugly)80.263119.626
badass (not weakass)79.953516.922
western (not eastern)79.86618.921
guarded (not open)79.739419.619
provincial (not cosmopolitan)79.74619.661
physical (not intellectual)79.511218.824
blacksmith (not tailor)79.38323.2131
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)79.29321.139
🐴 (not 🦄)79.213128.632
motivated (not unmotivated)79.082121.921
coordinated (not clumsy)78.843626.314
real (not philosophical)78.712217.631
brave (not careful)78.724720.273
classical (not avant-garde)78.311013.315
macho (not metrosexual)78.110423.9149
suspicious (not awkward)78.027617.919
giving (not receiving)78.025523.324
rugged (not refined)77.917321.818
stoic (not hypochondriac)77.811817.921
thrifty (not extravagant)77.77920.820
penny-pincher (not overspender)77.77713.833
modest (not flamboyant)77.618022.331
cool (not dorky)77.623817.329
reserved (not chatty)77.621121.425
street-smart (not sheltered)77.537621.520
scruffy (not manicured)77.120524.817
mighty (not puny)76.842712.112
private (not gregarious)76.826322.029
mathematical (not literary)76.79024.112
workaholic (not slacker)76.771320.322
🥾 (not 👟)76.718727.836
🥵 (not 🥶)76.511824.631
generous (not stingy)76.530519.431
loyal (not traitorous)76.477424.716
tall (not short)76.426114.521
attractive (not repulsive)76.362223.927
💪 (not 🧠)76.311321.784
sturdy (not flimsy)76.339924.5151
charming (not awkward)76.136722.814
wooden (not plastic)76.124826.718
reasonable (not deranged)76.028221.836
doer (not thinker)75.928125.223
Italian (not Swedish)75.817126.4150
egalitarian (not racist)75.880219.838
skeptical (not spiritual)75.545716.024
independent (not codependent)75.543826.627
respectful (not rude)75.240117.422
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.214524.018
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.133922.069
😏 (not 😬)74.923724.839
😊 (not 🤣)74.726624.642
utilitarian (not decorative)74.725423.724
secretive (not open-book)74.642626.4156
sensible (not ludicrous)74.532025.424
driven (not unambitious)74.594223.423
hunter (not gatherer)74.536824.5144
stoic (not expressive)74.415616.422
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)74.324132.616
tasteful (not lewd)74.232317.522
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)74.212423.963
concrete (not abstract)74.122326.273
confident (not insecure)74.054023.258
rough (not smooth)74.021026.921
romantic (not dispassionate)74.047323.2145
kind (not cruel)73.865821.020
healthy (not sickly)73.657223.469
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.919022.1133
realistic (not fantastical)72.935527.317
summer (not winter)72.933330.718
altruistic (not selfish)72.539722.679
neurotypical (not autistic)72.553528.117
soulful (not soulless)72.573126.361
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.465023.411
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)72.325228.250
🌟 (not 💩)72.274327.186
🥰 (not 🙃)72.223328.538
warm (not quarrelsome)72.124419.519
nonpolitical (not political)72.011527.923
concise (not long-winded)72.015919.414
accepting (not judgemental)71.925522.225
pro (not noob)71.974324.367
vintage (not trendy)71.959225.420
tactful (not indiscreet)71.934524.844
reliable (not experimental)71.735028.4128
protagonist (not antagonist)71.767334.310
🐘 (not 🐀)71.518629.533
efficient (not overprepared)71.332326.5135
loveable (not punchable)71.345226.2167
attentive (not interrupting)71.230027.617
folksy (not presidential)71.226926.7156
honorable (not cunning)71.141626.3174
realist (not idealist)71.127528.830
fixable (not unfixable)71.026025.3127
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.876326.570
rural (not urban)70.815425.887
emancipated (not enslaved)70.847920.819
introspective (not not introspective)70.740625.526
empath (not psychopath)70.656625.831
poor (not rich)70.625418.613
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.556726.424
punk rock (not preppy)70.434225.8154
drop out (not valedictorian)70.325422.643
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)70.359128.5151
armoured (not vulnerable)70.253224.427
nurturing (not poisonous)70.255223.518
rustic (not cultured)70.217419.623
literal (not metaphorical)70.131825.525
reclusive (not social)70.029419.629
unassuming (not pretentious)69.814828.737
empirical (not theoretical)69.614928.527
angelic (not demonic)69.646123.819
resolute (not wavering)69.655527.237
basic (not hipster)69.442223.518
factual (not exaggerating)69.336624.821
treasure (not trash)69.294125.1184
prideful (not envious)69.266022.921
warm (not cold)69.250124.164
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)68.956230.413
patient (not impatient)68.821726.827
frugal (not lavish)68.737325.220
sane (not crazy)68.733925.535
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.574226.826
💝 (not 💔)68.435733.426
complimentary (not insulting)68.444724.332
master (not apprentice)68.372024.825
never cries (not often crying)68.351922.325
fast (not slow)68.270627.318
sweet (not bitter)68.242825.217
persistent (not quitter)68.2134329.135
slow-talking (not fast-talking)68.115223.7149
muddy (not washed)68.121925.716
devoted (not unfaithful)68.0107628.520
flirtatious (not prudish)68.048823.415
outsider (not insider)67.933520.558
orderly (not chaotic)67.852326.322
chill (not offended)67.821627.0162
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.738323.032
traditional (not unorthodox)67.531831.765
intimate (not formal)67.534828.031
cannibal (not vegan)67.539827.2145
glad (not mad)67.428421.130
🐒 (not 🐩)67.231928.030
English (not German)67.2101329.8145
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.152827.123
leisurely (not hurried)67.022328.420
regular (not zany)66.920226.161
curious (not apathetic)66.967722.424
rational (not whimsical)66.955829.722
demure (not vain)66.831022.324
serious (not playful)66.768222.919
resistant (not resigned)66.773529.1162
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.738630.729
important (not irrelevant)66.7105626.276
non-gamer (not gamer)66.760033.516
stable (not moody)66.617723.618
reassuring (not fearmongering)66.652419.59
luddite (not technophile)66.429628.218
legit (not scrub)66.388226.232
clean (not perverted)66.374826.121
fire (not water)66.365532.325
decisive (not hesitant)66.279330.253
human (not animalistic)66.286831.264
realistic (not ambitious)66.020929.120
normie (not freak)66.032624.520
wholesome (not salacious)65.959522.835
disarming (not creepy)65.781027.956
🐿 (not 🦇)65.754733.420
haunted (not blissful)65.774728.921
dominant (not submissive)65.684229.972
slovenly (not stylish)65.527124.020
🐮 (not 🐷)65.530430.030
humble (not arrogant)65.440428.717
calm (not anxious)65.330524.811
deep (not shallow)65.263527.4181
😀 (not 😭)65.238721.437
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.184527.3131
perceptive (not unobservant)65.1109631.8156
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.193429.222
rebellious (not obedient)65.173324.417
factual (not poetic)65.151828.1158
dramatic (not comedic)65.179125.926
monochrome (not multicolored)65.041734.416
always down (not picky)64.916420.915
subdued (not exuberant)64.725226.6143
unlucky (not fortunate)64.443932.320
traumatized (not flourishing)64.270127.7142
orange (not purple)64.133128.527
repetitive (not varied)64.146727.771
pointed (not random)64.195128.121
bold (not shy)64.0118427.471
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.036526.245
still (not twitchy)64.027932.029
white knight (not bad boy)64.067128.018
predictable (not quirky)63.835528.022
chortling (not giggling)63.768728.6128
chosen one (not everyman)63.653531.125
pensive (not serene)63.590028.817
opinionated (not jealous)63.595135.513
methodical (not astonishing)63.265030.824
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.154629.619
💃 (not 🧕)63.177927.141
genuine (not sarcastic)63.054324.732
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.026930.541
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.995225.8149
grateful (not entitled)62.751527.526
yes-man (not contrarian)62.724229.222
serious (not bold)62.642231.414
family-first (not work-first)62.659033.224
cautious (not impulsive)62.555224.733
minimalist (not pack rat)62.547830.730
high standards (not desperate)62.571826.236
low-tech (not high-tech)62.355729.050
specialist (not generalist)62.162926.511
flower child (not goth)62.177525.221
consistent (not variable)61.965931.1144
frank (not sugarcoated)61.8101529.014
lustful (not chaste)61.764730.721
average (not deviant)61.530426.723
triggered (not trolling)61.577626.4122
messy (not neat)61.443127.436
sober (not indulgent)61.345229.420
charming (not trusting)61.360427.718
thick (not thin)61.140228.730
wise (not foolish)60.970624.528
high IQ (not low IQ)60.8124124.127
hoarder (not unprepared)60.871125.220
equitable (not hypocritical)60.762428.9163
🥳 (not 🥴)60.735627.435
believable (not poorly-written)60.7136027.9154
libertarian (not socialist)60.645926.938
emotional (not unemotional)60.696129.118
overachiever (not underachiever)60.5115228.213
cocky (not timid)60.5101626.422
normal (not weird)60.340928.531
neutral (not opinionated)60.17532.017
forgiving (not vengeful)60.064033.623
hard (not soft)60.072828.362
joyful (not miserable)59.844528.023
interested (not bored)59.7102128.424
spicy (not mild)59.685129.066
common sense (not analysis)59.631029.720
unchallenging (not demanding)59.520424.224
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.031428.320
objective (not subjective)59.040530.157
innocent (not jaded)59.035425.717
flexible (not rigid)58.945728.317
mature (not juvenile)58.978128.161
Pepsi (not Coke)58.827035.816
devout (not heathen)58.766130.128
fresh (not stinky)58.7101227.234
off-key (not musical)58.664729.5144
vibrant (not geriatric)58.698627.0143
hard (not soft)58.476724.531
👽 (not 🤡)58.366426.726
tight (not loose)58.394928.9149
cheesy (not chic)58.368529.117
📈 (not 📉)58.193730.076
ironic (not profound)58.158924.414
sorrowful (not cheery)58.082921.129
interesting (not tiresome)58.0108528.121
artistic (not scientific)57.965329.621
industrial (not domestic)57.961630.968
alert (not oblivious)57.996130.236
self-improving (not self-destructive)57.953829.6154
centrist (not radical)57.943533.815
deep (not epic)57.850225.831
conventional (not creative)57.756727.027
atheist (not theist)57.782132.160
😇 (not 😈)57.671827.476
intense (not lighthearted)57.5101931.7173
accommodating (not stubborn)57.427136.628
aloof (not obsessed)57.320025.612
funny (not humorless)57.384829.442
wild (not tame)57.387628.835
on-time (not tardy)57.3101029.824
competitive (not cooperative)57.292934.022
logical (not emotional)57.259631.122
direct (not roundabout)57.2104731.060
introvert (not extrovert)57.052827.424
bashful (not exhibitionist)57.036832.811
one-faced (not two-faced)57.097734.928
reactive (not proactive)57.063430.013
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.972131.272
vanilla (not kinky)56.867629.719
spontaneous (not deliberate)56.747328.624
captain (not first-mate)56.772730.269
🤔 (not 🤫)56.782729.532
paranoid (not naive)56.687725.823
monotone (not expressive)56.545322.316
proper (not scandalous)56.469631.326
🤖 (not 👻)56.457633.727
lover (not fighter)56.468824.218
democratic (not authoritarian)56.279335.616
impartial (not biased)56.216525.456
extraordinary (not mundane)56.0106525.726
pronatalist (not child free)56.041028.024
assertive (not passive)56.0114731.213
morning lark (not night owl)56.050032.340
frenzied (not sleepy)55.9136629.3159
backdoor (not official)55.877730.839
straightforward (not cryptic)55.7110033.722
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.787632.328
sage (not whippersnapper)55.561728.2113
prestigious (not disreputable)55.497430.714
🤺 (not 🏌)55.4117034.637
monastic (not hedonist)55.248424.927
individualist (not communal)55.192735.327
open-minded (not close-minded)55.093428.214
mainstream (not arcane)54.952432.116
existentialist (not nihilist)54.8101027.146
Russian (not French)54.846431.2119
🎃 (not 💀)54.868333.819
permanent (not transient)54.585029.616
conservative (not liberal)54.548533.829
precise (not vague)54.4108425.422
Greek (not Roman)54.350531.6154
ferocious (not pacifist)54.295728.652
good-humored (not angry)54.187135.216
dunce (not genius)53.840423.9123
playful (not shy)53.8116226.826
OCD (not ADHD)53.8100335.214
young (not old)53.799617.020
linear (not circular)53.774133.8126
tense (not relaxed)53.6127726.428
🐐 (not 🦒)53.5108130.657
modern (not historical)53.488828.019
involved (not remote)53.3126330.618
sad (not happy)53.399126.554
melee (not ranged)53.349331.3111
trusting (not suspicious)53.265835.148
civilized (not barbaric)53.2112823.417
goof-off (not studious)53.250830.037
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.275531.8135
moderate (not extreme)53.054829.926
privileged (not oppressed)52.9109729.5140
sheriff (not outlaw)52.879932.520
queen (not princess)52.8101128.911
mischievous (not well behaved)52.595531.523
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.499022.6128
feisty (not gracious)52.3118630.633
moist (not dry)52.376231.1136
meek (not bossy)52.245428.473
😜 (not 🤐)52.177133.123
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.040929.048
sunny (not gloomy)52.069728.0150
love-focused (not money-focused)52.0111728.612
oxymoron (not tautology)51.8107732.19
instinctual (not reasoned)51.795531.924
indie (not pop)51.7109036.915
statist (not anarchist)51.686730.229
worldly (not innocent)51.5118629.641
politically correct (not edgy)51.469929.425
lost (not enlightened)51.487728.3123
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.470831.216
transparent (not machiavellian)51.482635.720
debased (not pure)51.277328.021
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.180136.412
gullible (not cynical)51.158227.420
touchy-feely (not distant)51.172224.317
complicated (not simple)51.0119233.121
lenient (not strict)50.973928.455
unpolished (not eloquent)50.165025.718
sexist (not feminist)50.852426.626
bright (not depressed)50.689224.524
compersive (not jealous)50.583931.415

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Gale Hawthorne (0.816)
  2. Kayce Dutton (0.769)
  3. Sheriff Truman (0.766)
  4. Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie (0.751)
  5. Dennis 'Cutty' Wise (0.751)
  6. Aragorn (0.749)
  7. Karl 'Helo' Agathon (0.747)
  8. Hawkeye (0.74)
  9. Jamie Fraser (0.73)
  10. Jack Pearson (0.73)
  1. Prince John (-0.51)
  2. James Taggart (-0.492)
  3. Ian Duncan (-0.471)
  4. Lee Sizemore (-0.461)
  5. Connor Roy (-0.457)
  6. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.456)
  7. Gaius Baltar (-0.437)
  8. Jamie Dutton (-0.435)
  9. Tobias Funke (-0.433)
  10. Commodus (-0.433)

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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