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Penny Descriptive Personality Statistics

Penny is a character from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

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
not genocidal (not genocidal)98.323.618
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)98.314.113
kind (not cruel)95.01811.641
nurturing (not poisonous)94.8310.234
sweet (not bitter)94.537.833
flower child (not goth)94.2119.618
wholesome (not salacious)93.928.036
human (not animalistic)93.5113.635
respectful (not rude)93.458.827
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.2129.530
devoted (not unfaithful)93.0559.716
heroic (not villainous)92.6418.529
civilized (not barbaric)92.21812.729
egalitarian (not racist)91.93712.534
empath (not psychopath)91.9713.940
soft (not hard)91.7117.829
angelic (not demonic)91.5811.425
😇 (not 😈)91.51711.942
reassuring (not fearmongering)91.5512.918
feminine (not masculine)91.4639.734
soft (not hard)91.287.925
clean (not perverted)91.02414.144
honorable (not cunning)90.9139.526
pacifist (not ferocious)90.868.223
accepting (not judgemental)90.8159.037
forgiving (not vengeful)90.6219.329
genuine (not sarcastic)90.11810.240
😊 (not 🤣)90.0614.252
generous (not stingy)90.02313.344
beautiful (not ugly)89.823511.435
gatherer (not hunter)89.7611.122
warm (not cold)89.44111.140
loyal (not traitorous)89.324712.835
🎨 (not 🏀)89.37812.065
lover (not fighter)89.11516.043
bookish (not sporty)89.01409.729
good-humored (not angry)88.95512.933
gendered (not androgynous)88.88612.534
emotional (not unemotional)88.89611.317
altruistic (not selfish)88.72117.637
soulful (not soulless)88.711018.535
🐿 (not 🦇)88.51415.959
glad (not mad)88.41617.127
musical (not off-key)88.43013.546
humble (not arrogant)88.22413.032
protagonist (not antagonist)88.2759.913
trusting (not suspicious)88.11410.220
complimentary (not insulting)88.02111.030
giving (not receiving)87.94321.119
innocent (not jaded)87.91312.517
well behaved (not mischievous)87.81414.631
democratic (not authoritarian)87.8617.027
liberal (not conservative)87.84012.129
pure (not debased)87.72416.237
fresh (not stinky)87.76613.321
romantic (not dispassionate)87.76417.130
sunny (not gloomy)87.64822.634
expressive (not stoic)87.68113.924
cooperative (not competitive)87.61215.224
motivated (not unmotivated)87.238517.618
on-time (not tardy)87.116514.747
morning lark (not night owl)87.01015.028
nerd (not jock)86.817710.931
feminist (not sexist)86.717118.826
🥰 (not 🙃)86.61420.749
washed (not muddy)86.54213.116
valedictorian (not drop out)86.120112.841
submissive (not dominant)86.13512.916
🧠 (not 💪)85.917715.351
grateful (not entitled)85.83817.654
summer (not winter)85.87717.222
curious (not apathetic)85.56720.433
preppy (not punk rock)85.410317.829
diligent (not lazy)85.252113.235
one-faced (not two-faced)85.113421.348
compersive (not jealous)85.01414.424
smooth (not rough)84.82115.022
naive (not paranoid)84.81211.324
transparent (not machiavellian)84.7915.917
politically correct (not edgy)84.61717.825
average (not deviant)84.6512.733
patient (not impatient)84.44017.114
self-improving (not self-destructive)84.31716.431
vegan (not cannibal)84.23615.132
reliable (not experimental)83.97413.536
manicured (not scruffy)83.732419.330
modest (not flamboyant)83.66112.439
meek (not bossy)83.43216.629
accommodating (not stubborn)83.41717.152
tasteful (not lewd)83.37814.125
attractive (not repulsive)83.334314.932
reasonable (not deranged)83.111916.728
demure (not vain)83.01615.721
treasure (not trash)83.031522.629
English (not German)83.013318.830
warm (not quarrelsome)82.86317.325
joyful (not miserable)82.76515.027
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.69510.540
moderate (not extreme)82.5516.027
tailor (not blacksmith)82.27118.835
vanilla (not kinky)81.85717.832
devout (not heathen)81.64114.730
gracious (not feisty)81.61320.734
🌟 (not 💩)81.633924.042
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.54316.540
lighthearted (not intense)81.53715.930
idealist (not realist)81.39021.831
persistent (not quitter)81.383322.231
giggling (not chortling)81.31721.427
blissful (not haunted)81.22416.039
quiet (not loud)81.110921.227
confidential (not gossiping)81.131017.731
workaholic (not slacker)81.055020.837
unassuming (not pretentious)81.02220.540
works hard (not plays hard)80.828519.527
disarming (not creepy)80.617013.725
beta (not alpha)80.410618.734
freelance (not corporate)80.425522.424
active (not slothful)80.349215.732
proper (not scandalous)80.312815.939
thin (not thick)80.26614.444
opinionated (not jealous)80.119215.09
attentive (not interrupting)79.89223.637
young (not old)79.135916.638
literary (not mathematical)79.110916.431
orderly (not chaotic)79.022321.941
neat (not messy)78.833720.329
thrifty (not extravagant)78.86116.146
tame (not wild)78.78120.538
artistic (not scientific)78.718121.030
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.67318.029
go-getter (not slugabed)78.651214.532
bashful (not exhibitionist)78.42022.442
involved (not remote)78.224324.625
water (not fire)78.29323.053
loveable (not punchable)78.226222.529
timid (not cocky)78.25016.613
metrosexual (not macho)78.112814.924
bright (not depressed)78.012023.325
oblivious (not alert)78.08720.928
love-focused (not money-focused)78.046423.617
domestic (not industrial)77.76321.630
gullible (not cynical)77.79121.013
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.511323.841
vulnerable (not armoured)77.48320.542
cheery (not sorrowful)77.213820.128
straightforward (not cryptic)77.217921.827
multicolored (not monochrome)77.216120.725
apprentice (not master)77.19719.121
💝 (not 💔)77.016927.945
important (not irrelevant)76.968827.832
awkward (not suspicious)76.810619.527
folksy (not presidential)76.715026.617
equitable (not hypocritical)76.613825.432
open-minded (not close-minded)76.519623.331
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.513022.139
white knight (not bad boy)76.430318.914
overachiever (not underachiever)76.459024.539
chaste (not lustful)76.36922.229
driven (not unambitious)76.287020.627
dorky (not cool)76.217323.923
monastic (not hedonist)76.23417.521
innocent (not worldly)76.27623.039
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.120824.350
happy (not sad)76.010819.842
sane (not crazy)76.016121.722
fixable (not unfixable)76.010120.327
first-mate (not captain)75.928321.832
vibrant (not geriatric)75.640425.136
sheriff (not outlaw)75.527120.730
poetic (not factual)75.410123.541
believable (not poorly-written)75.358725.721
consistent (not variable)75.223822.233
intellectual (not physical)75.147520.028
interested (not bored)75.136324.131
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.052223.028
🤠 (not 🤑)75.028121.432
deep (not epic)74.94218.147
rock (not rap)74.855515.811
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.713218.121
open-book (not secretive)74.611720.137
emotional (not logical)74.330620.021
competent (not incompetent)74.277123.734
common sense (not analysis)74.13318.915
prestigious (not disreputable)73.936719.423
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.869920.345
sensible (not ludicrous)73.635325.432
communal (not individualist)73.56130.826
unchallenging (not demanding)73.55420.640
creative (not conventional)73.332825.523
legit (not scrub)73.259922.526
spiritual (not skeptical)73.19624.031
poor (not rich)73.021116.621
mild (not spicy)73.015123.128
triggered (not trolling)73.022918.220
statist (not anarchist)72.917420.830
obedient (not rebellious)72.918923.736
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)72.920427.828
refined (not rugged)72.839017.527
🐩 (not 🐒)72.630524.344
stable (not moody)72.69126.032
sober (not indulgent)72.616722.325
simple (not complicated)72.57427.233
studious (not goof-off)72.566822.323
🦄 (not 🐴)72.521631.741
introspective (not not introspective)72.334424.241
trusting (not charming)72.29725.332
passive (not assertive)72.09625.131
deep (not shallow)72.042124.322
Swedish (not Italian)72.013820.817
cheesy (not chic)72.029321.818
eloquent (not unpolished)71.952320.240
cautious (not impulsive)71.828220.325
ranged (not melee)71.59531.120
unlucky (not fortunate)71.426235.129
frugal (not lavish)71.428220.233
chill (not offended)71.215419.148
normie (not freak)71.220526.053
🎃 (not 💀)71.122030.144
existentialist (not nihilist)71.018322.440
western (not eastern)71.023826.321
🐀 (not 🐘)70.917030.941
🧢 (not 🎩)70.734621.044
Greek (not Roman)70.33122.525
whimsical (not rational)70.328727.522
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.29726.936
classical (not avant-garde)70.131525.128
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.079720.724
indie (not pop)70.044425.617
open (not guarded)69.812427.931
high IQ (not low IQ)69.8100325.025
lenient (not strict)69.730719.130
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.319127.818
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)69.135727.623
healthy (not sickly)69.173726.539
precise (not vague)69.059022.020
👻 (not 🤖)68.928325.037
traditional (not unorthodox)68.729227.227
sheltered (not street-smart)68.525626.627
minimalist (not pack rat)68.428120.933
socialist (not libertarian)68.33134.522
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.322723.034
knowledgeable (not ignorant)68.279327.733
vintage (not trendy)67.971525.641
sensitive (not thick-skinned)67.832518.823
shy (not bold)67.69625.121
decorative (not utilitarian)67.620025.828
low self esteem (not narcissistic)67.622621.317
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.550432.331
tactful (not indiscreet)67.552229.932
princess (not queen)67.224433.125
political (not nonpolitical)67.146827.121
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.138824.547
funny (not humorless)67.056324.040
flexible (not rigid)66.625726.218
independent (not codependent)66.669628.831
👟 (not 🥾)66.639931.640
often crying (not never cries)66.234520.114
imaginative (not practical)66.131221.037
profound (not ironic)66.124629.032
wooden (not plastic)66.067226.242
official (not backdoor)65.533727.222
theist (not atheist)65.524725.322
cat person (not dog person)65.539935.520
yes-man (not contrarian)65.518228.117
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.251630.244
sheeple (not conspiracist)65.18921.621
social (not reclusive)65.153425.339
introvert (not extrovert)64.933325.926
resolute (not wavering)64.877124.623
intimate (not formal)64.644127.149
pointed (not random)64.494025.840
📈 (not 📉)64.462430.747
touchy-feely (not distant)64.440122.316
playful (not serious)64.238324.834
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.188727.937
😀 (not 😭)63.942130.432
doer (not thinker)63.671432.862
urban (not rural)63.586428.227
🤔 (not 🤫)63.547926.538
French (not Russian)63.055724.826
sugarcoated (not frank)63.012125.226
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.733528.427
interesting (not tiresome)62.692224.338
tautology (not oxymoron)62.610325.29
hesitant (not decisive)62.522727.129
low-tech (not high-tech)62.455125.330
short (not tall)62.342818.524
OCD (not ADHD)62.378626.240
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.270218.529
mature (not juvenile)62.268926.133
metaphorical (not literal)62.122125.530
straight (not queer)61.4111631.624
🥵 (not 🥶)61.256722.236
always down (not picky)61.226025.512
opinionated (not neutral)61.1130330.941
🥳 (not 🥴)61.034829.343
resistant (not resigned)60.8104927.919
orange (not purple)60.744528.016
regular (not zany)60.736329.817
relaxed (not tense)60.520823.837
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.538632.319
crafty (not scholarly)60.375424.616
stylish (not slovenly)60.283724.126
weakass (not badass)60.225824.450
noob (not pro)60.124327.320
privileged (not oppressed)60.193126.836
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.994221.328
fantastical (not realistic)59.949826.542
linear (not circular)59.745729.335
ambitious (not realistic)59.779531.646
radical (not centrist)59.759231.524
basic (not hipster)59.676228.523
clumsy (not coordinated)59.439026.031
dramatic (not comedic)59.398121.942
neurotypical (not autistic)59.2114330.529
mundane (not extraordinary)58.728727.442
roundabout (not direct)58.525429.321
emancipated (not enslaved)58.599026.632
everyman (not chosen one)58.549622.515
calm (not anxious)58.445124.925
Pepsi (not Coke)58.428330.438
reasoned (not instinctual)58.348229.127
traumatized (not flourishing)58.390628.328
high standards (not desperate)58.287525.060
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.176723.215
still (not twitchy)58.043627.542
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)57.937126.437
head@clouds (not down2earth)57.658332.538
unobservant (not perceptive)57.619328.622
🦒 (not 🐐)57.522931.457
puny (not mighty)57.432229.624
subjective (not objective)57.452727.223
prideful (not envious)57.4122019.161
family-first (not work-first)57.372434.724
abstract (not concrete)57.049527.028
concise (not long-winded)57.061720.47
prudish (not flirtatious)57.056022.116
bold (not serious)56.975527.036
genius (not dunce)56.8105918.220
factual (not exaggerating)56.870627.645
philosophical (not real)56.732232.637
serene (not pensive)56.711326.341
🧗 (not 🛌)56.693328.552
cultured (not rustic)56.590521.018
expressive (not monotone)56.591032.617
modern (not historical)56.380928.434
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.287420.722
fast-talking (not slow-talking)56.295623.829
quirky (not predictable)56.268329.913
slow (not fast)55.830821.939
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.871133.430
earth (not air)55.898432.437
unprepared (not hoarder)55.744821.023
child free (not pronatalist)55.499929.129
🧕 (not 💃)55.341424.451
enlightened (not lost)55.163829.531
🐮 (not 🐷)55.090928.844
insecure (not confident)54.340426.231
impartial (not biased)54.321428.124
👽 (not 🤡)54.382227.740
leisurely (not hurried)54.055228.934
asexual (not sexual)54.042125.841
self-assured (not self-conscious)53.9112632.123
efficient (not overprepared)53.9121928.331
frenzied (not sleepy)53.9142416.224
non-gamer (not gamer)53.998034.827
sturdy (not flimsy)53.2113326.929
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)53.160220.228
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.072727.634
repetitive (not varied)53.098231.822
shy (not playful)52.839928.827
brave (not careful)52.7106229.120
gregarious (not private)52.756826.419
mainstream (not arcane)52.761628.525
helpless (not resourceful)52.623929.831
🏌 (not 🤺)52.633029.951
reserved (not chatty)52.580833.330
😜 (not 🤐)52.576428.650
foolish (not wise)52.464927.240
normal (not weird)52.260129.829
methodical (not astonishing)52.299535.117
sage (not whippersnapper)52.275826.122
🧐 (not 😎)52.173328.238
charming (not awkward)52.0106028.431
deliberate (not spontaneous)52.0106030.235
outsider (not insider)51.987032.429
dry (not moist)51.980430.820
aloof (not obsessed)51.836830.125
generalist (not specialist)51.651930.420
theoretical (not empirical)51.456230.333
subdued (not exuberant)51.463728.417
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.370130.927
builder (not explorer)51.279629.826
😏 (not 😬)51.297130.541
reactive (not proactive)51.195031.413
transient (not permanent)51.067428.722
spontaneous (not scheduled)50.672729.323
technophile (not luddite)50.678725.823
tight (not loose)50.4115826.229

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Pam Beesly (0.873)
  2. Tracy Mills (0.867)
  3. Belle French (0.865)
  4. Rita Bennett (0.862)
  5. Georgiana Darcy (0.862)
  6. Charlie Bucket (0.86)
  7. Beth March (0.855)
  8. Mary Margaret Blanchard (0.855)
  9. Eliza Hamilton (0.849)
  10. Francis Mulcahy (0.845)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.704)
  2. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.699)
  3. Megatron (-0.698)
  4. Merle Dixon (-0.694)
  5. Peter Wiggin (-0.691)
  6. Cypher (-0.677)
  7. Jeremy Armitage (-0.675)
  8. Tom Buchanan (-0.675)
  9. Billy Hargrove (-0.675)
  10. George Bluth, Sr. (-0.67)

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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