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Penny Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
not genocidal (not genocidal)98.333.626
kind (not cruel)95.11911.542
nurturing (not poisonous)95.0410.135
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)95.0311.520
sweet (not bitter)94.357.835
wholesome (not salacious)94.147.939
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.6149.432
respectful (not rude)93.668.629
human (not animalistic)93.3313.338
civilized (not barbaric)92.72112.233
flower child (not goth)92.7239.636
heroic (not villainous)92.6448.529
devoted (not unfaithful)92.39010.520
angelic (not demonic)92.01011.127
egalitarian (not racist)91.76112.138
😇 (not 😈)91.72211.843
soft (not hard)91.5157.830
soft (not hard)91.4107.826
pacifist (not ferocious)91.388.125
empath (not psychopath)91.31713.843
feminine (not masculine)91.18310.236
accepting (not judgemental)91.1218.840
honorable (not cunning)90.9139.526
forgiving (not vengeful)90.9269.330
clean (not perverted)90.73913.946
😊 (not 🤣)90.6713.957
genuine (not sarcastic)90.42210.143
gatherer (not hunter)90.1811.123
beautiful (not ugly)89.927011.337
motivated (not unmotivated)89.929215.826
trusting (not suspicious)89.8710.126
generous (not stingy)89.83413.348
innocent (not jaded)89.81111.226
protagonist (not antagonist)89.67014.722
warm (not cold)89.45210.942
loyal (not traitorous)89.328912.339
🎨 (not 🏀)89.39712.065
bookish (not sporty)89.01659.732
soulful (not soulless)89.011817.540
lover (not fighter)89.01915.745
good-humored (not angry)88.96212.436
gendered (not androgynous)88.910212.239
emotional (not unemotional)88.911011.624
liberal (not conservative)88.73711.933
romantic (not dispassionate)88.46316.533
musical (not off-key)88.43914.251
fresh (not stinky)88.37613.023
sunny (not gloomy)88.26821.538
complimentary (not insulting)88.12811.036
glad (not mad)88.12816.730
nerd (not jock)87.917811.034
well behaved (not mischievous)87.82114.233
🐿 (not 🦇)87.82716.862
pure (not debased)87.73015.840
giving (not receiving)87.65118.628
washed (not muddy)87.53612.325
cooperative (not competitive)87.22614.830
feminist (not sexist)87.120718.228
altruistic (not selfish)87.15020.242
🥰 (not 🙃)86.62120.353
reassuring (not fearmongering)86.53221.639
submissive (not dominant)86.34412.321
grateful (not entitled)86.14317.555
humble (not arrogant)86.04717.236
on-time (not tardy)85.923015.053
expressive (not stoic)85.813316.425
diligent (not lazy)85.757813.037
love-focused (not money-focused)85.625719.634
one-faced (not two-faced)85.515021.050
curious (not apathetic)85.38619.835
valedictorian (not drop out)85.326813.143
preppy (not punk rock)85.312117.530
naive (not paranoid)85.21611.330
politically correct (not edgy)85.11517.328
🧠 (not 💪)84.926016.854
democratic (not authoritarian)84.91821.529
vegan (not cannibal)84.93215.034
demure (not vain)84.81015.225
patient (not impatient)84.74316.427
transparent (not machiavellian)84.71115.917
compersive (not jealous)84.42016.629
morning lark (not night owl)84.32520.034
summer (not winter)84.212721.429
modest (not flamboyant)84.16512.542
attractive (not repulsive)84.138314.636
self-improving (not self-destructive)84.11916.536
reasonable (not deranged)84.012016.231
reliable (not experimental)83.98413.338
English (not German)83.714418.233
tasteful (not lewd)83.68714.128
accommodating (not stubborn)83.41817.152
persistent (not quitter)83.384620.838
tailor (not blacksmith)83.35517.148
warm (not quarrelsome)83.27317.126
joyful (not miserable)83.27714.829
manicured (not scruffy)83.137819.036
meek (not bossy)82.94416.532
gullible (not cynical)82.95518.222
average (not deviant)82.81015.636
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.611810.540
timid (not cocky)82.62516.627
vanilla (not kinky)82.65417.236
smooth (not rough)82.54218.223
moderate (not extreme)82.51116.027
treasure (not trash)82.342421.632
gracious (not feisty)82.11619.838
lighthearted (not intense)82.14115.734
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.05316.242
🌟 (not 💩)81.841423.445
blissful (not haunted)81.72515.943
confidential (not gossiping)81.435517.233
giggling (not chortling)81.31620.231
quiet (not loud)81.213520.928
idealist (not realist)81.210721.532
workaholic (not slacker)81.064120.837
proper (not scandalous)80.814715.146
devout (not heathen)80.75917.935
artistic (not scientific)80.618718.945
works hard (not plays hard)80.634020.631
disarming (not creepy)80.619113.828
bright (not depressed)80.29921.432
thin (not thick)80.110014.048
attentive (not interrupting)80.110023.438
white knight (not bad boy)80.025717.526
beta (not alpha)79.913418.237
opinionated (not jealous)79.924215.023
tame (not wild)79.68018.948
involved (not remote)79.523324.227
literary (not mathematical)79.413716.334
active (not slothful)79.465015.835
freelance (not corporate)79.234423.529
young (not old)79.143816.638
loveable (not punchable)79.028222.131
neat (not messy)78.938721.032
unassuming (not pretentious)78.85022.944
water (not fire)78.810422.059
bashful (not exhibitionist)78.72321.845
thrifty (not extravagant)78.78115.848
orderly (not chaotic)78.726822.243
metrosexual (not macho)78.612714.825
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.39817.531
💝 (not 💔)78.217227.050
important (not irrelevant)78.274627.434
straightforward (not cryptic)78.119621.033
go-getter (not slugabed)78.166415.837
cheery (not sorrowful)78.015620.129
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.714523.642
domestic (not industrial)77.57521.333
vulnerable (not armoured)77.310320.343
driven (not unambitious)77.396320.329
fixable (not unfixable)77.28819.431
equitable (not hypocritical)77.115825.034
first-mate (not captain)76.930621.735
dorky (not cool)76.918223.125
open-minded (not close-minded)76.923923.032
folksy (not presidential)76.916824.921
overachiever (not underachiever)76.868123.045
monastic (not hedonist)76.83517.625
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.610417.226
innocent (not worldly)76.59322.541
sane (not crazy)76.418720.824
awkward (not suspicious)76.412518.830
happy (not sad)76.113219.344
oblivious (not alert)76.011522.233
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.023824.152
poor (not rich)75.919416.925
interested (not bored)75.939123.234
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.918122.041
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.958923.129
intellectual (not physical)75.852119.630
vibrant (not geriatric)75.846224.837
🤠 (not 🤑)75.532621.333
deep (not epic)75.55018.149
creative (not conventional)75.433523.330
legit (not scrub)75.459022.329
poetic (not factual)75.412123.342
open-book (not secretive)75.312720.238
consistent (not variable)75.227022.233
prestigious (not disreputable)75.038019.724
chaste (not lustful)74.811323.233
mild (not spicy)74.715023.230
multicolored (not monochrome)74.724023.527
emotional (not logical)74.435919.225
apprentice (not master)74.315722.622
obedient (not rebellious)74.119623.040
triggered (not trolling)74.022917.727
unchallenging (not demanding)73.75920.441
competent (not incompetent)73.793024.138
sensible (not ludicrous)73.640925.432
stable (not moody)73.510025.634
rock (not rap)73.473815.124
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.383520.147
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.224727.130
🐩 (not 🐒)73.235124.046
spiritual (not skeptical)73.111625.435
sheriff (not outlaw)73.037522.333
touchy-feely (not distant)73.025221.327
believable (not poorly-written)72.787426.925
refined (not rugged)72.645317.029
deep (not shallow)72.646723.624
studious (not goof-off)72.577422.323
communal (not individualist)72.310030.929
statist (not anarchist)72.322422.035
chill (not offended)72.316919.550
frugal (not lavish)72.229819.238
unlucky (not fortunate)72.128834.730
whimsical (not rational)71.929826.526
western (not eastern)71.927925.323
introspective (not not introspective)71.843225.944
sober (not indulgent)71.820521.536
trusting (not charming)71.811925.635
🧢 (not 🎩)71.440121.046
passive (not assertive)71.311924.734
ranged (not melee)71.311430.421
🐀 (not 🐘)71.221030.744
🎃 (not 💀)71.125730.144
cautious (not impulsive)71.136019.928
existentialist (not nihilist)70.922121.942
normie (not freak)70.922826.958
eloquent (not unpolished)70.963820.941
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.213126.936
low self esteem (not narcissistic)70.220420.024
simple (not complicated)70.111727.637
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.093723.927
Swedish (not Italian)69.823623.520
healthy (not sickly)69.783026.540
🦄 (not 🐴)69.730632.247
traditional (not unorthodox)69.731727.328
high IQ (not low IQ)69.5119724.626
cheesy (not chic)69.442223.420
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.155731.035
open (not guarded)69.015128.633
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.022326.124
Greek (not Roman)69.03722.926
common sense (not analysis)69.010523.126
vintage (not trendy)68.880725.543
lenient (not strict)68.739220.132
indie (not pop)68.759928.524
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)68.242723.851
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.144828.025
sensitive (not thick-skinned)68.037318.424
👻 (not 🤖)68.036725.338
minimalist (not pack rat)67.934320.535
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.829422.835
independent (not codependent)67.479028.133
decorative (not utilitarian)67.224726.331
shy (not bold)67.012024.326
sheeple (not conspiracist)67.08021.623
tactful (not indiscreet)67.061929.533
sugarcoated (not frank)67.07824.142
socialist (not libertarian)66.96034.724
classical (not avant-garde)66.750926.331
flexible (not rigid)66.631125.519
knowledgeable (not ignorant)66.698627.735
👟 (not 🥾)66.645731.640
funny (not humorless)66.467124.042
theist (not atheist)66.426724.225
princess (not queen)66.429532.831
sheltered (not street-smart)66.333725.931
wooden (not plastic)66.278625.948
social (not reclusive)66.060225.041
resolute (not wavering)65.785724.527
📈 (not 📉)65.769329.851
precise (not vague)65.681524.224
profound (not ironic)65.631027.935
official (not backdoor)65.538127.624
introvert (not extrovert)65.439625.527
orange (not purple)65.433125.123
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.458429.148
urban (not rural)64.994726.633
expressive (not monotone)64.980131.825
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.5102926.940
pointed (not random)64.4109625.840
political (not nonpolitical)64.363727.923
intimate (not formal)64.353926.951
doer (not thinker)64.281132.664
imaginative (not practical)64.039723.444
tautology (not oxymoron)63.98327.721
😀 (not 😭)63.849930.735
OCD (not ADHD)63.685026.043
playful (not serious)63.547124.338
🤔 (not 🤫)63.556526.538
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.137031.027
French (not Russian)62.968924.028
interesting (not tiresome)62.5109624.341
🥳 (not 🥴)62.337429.147
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.281918.529
regular (not zany)62.239430.022
stylish (not slovenly)62.093224.428
linear (not circular)62.043528.740
low-tech (not high-tech)61.863924.632
cat person (not dog person)61.761333.433
opinionated (not neutral)61.6149230.742
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.540428.728
yes-man (not contrarian)61.531430.025
relaxed (not tense)61.123423.738
privileged (not oppressed)61.1103826.539
often crying (not never cries)61.154221.722
weakass (not badass)61.029324.452
quirky (not predictable)61.062230.423
mature (not juvenile)60.885425.736
🥵 (not 🥶)60.771622.438
short (not tall)60.654218.867
crafty (not scholarly)60.688727.822
metaphorical (not literal)60.529826.533
ambitious (not realistic)60.589531.051
always down (not picky)60.535622.222
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.2107520.930
hesitant (not decisive)60.031727.732
mundane (not extraordinary)60.029427.344
fantastical (not realistic)60.057126.746
radical (not centrist)59.572030.930
genius (not dunce)59.4115519.822
straight (not queer)59.0132333.125
emancipated (not enslaved)58.9116126.635
subjective (not objective)58.955127.524
neurotypical (not autistic)58.8130730.533
dramatic (not comedic)58.8115421.445
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)58.543525.841
clumsy (not coordinated)58.248426.532
noob (not pro)58.130929.425
high standards (not desperate)58.1100124.962
puny (not mighty)58.035828.626
brave (not careful)57.8108328.826
Pepsi (not Coke)57.740930.841
🦒 (not 🐐)57.525831.457
cultured (not rustic)57.5101721.730
roundabout (not direct)57.432330.223
prideful (not envious)57.3144218.962
factual (not exaggerating)57.280027.347
bold (not serious)57.188226.738
child free (not pronatalist)56.6113529.330
resistant (not resigned)56.6144831.327
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.6102420.028
family-first (not work-first)56.587933.329
🧕 (not 💃)56.545225.255
serene (not pensive)56.514425.944
earth (not air)56.5111832.539
still (not twitchy)56.555727.844
fast-talking (not slow-talking)56.2110623.430
prudish (not flirtatious)56.269220.725
calm (not anxious)56.160825.428
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.073932.642
🧗 (not 🛌)55.8116429.258
slow (not fast)55.736121.740
basic (not hipster)55.6104929.126
philosophical (not real)55.640832.741
non-gamer (not gamer)55.6109935.228
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)55.362520.032
gregarious (not private)55.259326.227
subdued (not exuberant)55.262326.928
reasoned (not instinctual)55.167230.638
abstract (not concrete)55.165427.432
modern (not historical)55.098529.137
🐮 (not 🐷)55.0108628.844
unobservant (not perceptive)55.026829.427
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.589433.631
traumatized (not flourishing)54.5123728.432
enlightened (not lost)54.574929.336
leisurely (not hurried)54.461128.336
long-winded (not concise)54.473421.821
technophile (not luddite)54.376425.427
repetitive (not varied)54.2107231.426
🏌 (not 🤺)54.234529.954
everyman (not chosen one)54.272428.324
frenzied (not sleepy)54.1166218.927
normal (not weird)53.966228.932
self-assured (not self-conscious)53.8131531.126
unprepared (not hoarder)53.859421.325
mainstream (not arcane)53.666029.127
insecure (not confident)53.450826.635
🧐 (not 😎)53.482328.839
👽 (not 🤡)53.0103527.742
sage (not whippersnapper)53.085126.224
impartial (not biased)52.731427.526
asexual (not sexual)52.755826.043
side character (not main character)52.798534.09
foolish (not wise)52.575327.344
transient (not permanent)52.571527.924
stoic (not hypochondriac)52.3117223.323
outsider (not insider)52.2100932.432
scheduled (not spontaneous)52.1109729.926
methodical (not astonishing)52.1116233.219
no-nonsense (not dramatic)52.186927.635
😜 (not 🤐)51.991128.651
efficient (not overprepared)51.9151330.234
dry (not moist)51.994930.820
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.874829.929
reserved (not chatty)51.796932.735
builder (not explorer)51.790330.928
😏 (not 😬)51.7114530.545
resourceful (not helpless)51.5166230.334
shy (not playful)51.451927.831
empirical (not theoretical)51.2120330.235
specialist (not generalist)51.2130230.423
tight (not loose)51.2133625.731
flimsy (not sturdy)50.159227.431
deliberate (not spontaneous)50.8125929.738
reactive (not proactive)50.8111632.927
obsessed (not aloof)50.3151929.728
awkward (not charming)50.470927.635

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 (0.875)
  2. Tracy Mills (0.868)
  3. Belle French (0.868)
  4. Rita Bennett (0.865)
  5. Georgiana Darcy (0.862)
  6. Mary Margaret Blanchard (0.861)
  7. Charlie Bucket (0.859)
  8. Beth March (0.855)
  9. Eliza Hamilton (0.852)
  10. Francis Mulcahy (0.849)
  1. Nate Jacobs (-0.711)
  2. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.709)
  3. Sid Phillips (-0.704)
  4. Megatron (-0.7)
  5. Peter Wiggin (-0.694)
  6. Merle Dixon (-0.692)
  7. Cypher (-0.677)
  8. Jeremy Armitage (-0.677)
  9. Billy Hargrove (-0.674)
  10. Tom Buchanan (-0.672)

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

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


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