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Miranda Priestly Descriptive Personality Statistics

Miranda Priestly is a character from The Devil Wears Prada.

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
dominant (not submissive)97.655.354
master (not apprentice)96.187.171
bossy (not meek)95.8159.672
rich (not poor)95.7469.286
queen (not princess)95.777.5105
bold (not shy)95.3447.863
stylish (not slovenly)95.289.873
coordinated (not clumsy)95.1158.387
captain (not first-mate)95.01511.588
🐩 (not 🐒)94.9412.181
competitive (not cooperative)94.8359.278
pro (not noob)94.7278.778
alpha (not beta)94.62214.486
persistent (not quitter)94.57211.377
high standards (not desperate)94.5512.7211
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)94.4812.7110
hard (not soft)94.1109.365
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.04813.076
overachiever (not underachiever)93.93311.5153
workaholic (not slacker)93.65412.791
demanding (not unchallenging)93.53617.5190
studious (not goof-off)92.43910.494
strict (not lenient)92.33413.692
badass (not weakass)92.312513.6174
manicured (not scruffy)91.98119.072
intense (not lighthearted)91.85815.989
opinionated (not neutral)91.88813.1138
chic (not cheesy)91.7411.3119
high IQ (not low IQ)91.61699.770
🎩 (not 🧢)91.53414.977
businesslike (not chivalrous)91.51013.3180
competent (not incompetent)91.313116.085
eloquent (not unpolished)91.03416.475
extravagant (not thrifty)90.95115.1168
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)90.65619.786
🤑 (not 🤠)90.62115.073
driven (not unambitious)90.417319.489
impatient (not patient)90.35515.386
worldly (not innocent)90.22812.785
mighty (not puny)90.24916.671
cosmopolitan (not provincial)90.2716.564
direct (not roundabout)90.15319.265
picky (not always down)90.11315.8116
beautiful (not ugly)89.927413.782
decisive (not hesitant)89.85619.286
motivated (not unmotivated)89.729717.796
diligent (not lazy)89.531516.682
rigid (not flexible)89.53415.884
neat (not messy)89.57117.879
judgemental (not accepting)89.58817.578
armoured (not vulnerable)89.43214.982
presidential (not folksy)89.41915.386
highbrow (not lowbrow)89.3916.255
hard (not soft)89.36216.468
cultured (not rustic)89.31514.6103
sturdy (not flimsy)89.06715.467
secretive (not open-book)89.09616.199
hunter (not gatherer)89.07718.967
purple (not orange)88.91913.982
guarded (not open)88.412617.068
cold (not warm)88.36715.974
cool (not dorky)88.25016.972
formal (not intimate)88.02116.883
stubborn (not accommodating)88.017318.6163
individualist (not communal)87.86515.293
fire (not water)87.810716.7154
distant (not touchy-feely)87.85417.1129
assertive (not passive)87.613223.577
go-getter (not slugabed)87.612817.972
urban (not rural)87.55020.970
official (not backdoor)87.41219.087
genius (not dunce)87.312915.997
self-assured (not self-conscious)87.34120.590
narcissistic (not low self esteem)87.311817.6113
pointed (not random)87.111518.3163
authoritarian (not democratic)87.07721.093
complicated (not simple)86.910812.673
arrogant (not humble)86.918514.874
important (not irrelevant)86.928123.289
work-first (not family-first)86.811419.394
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.77018.275
🎨 (not 🏀)86.715820.3156
active (not slothful)86.623814.963
thick-skinned (not sensitive)86.61819.273
fresh (not stinky)86.513020.084
alert (not oblivious)86.413219.974
intellectual (not physical)86.317417.680
skeptical (not spiritual)86.29717.869
OCD (not ADHD)86.05120.9165
lavish (not frugal)85.98023.568
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)85.94221.684
precise (not vague)85.88424.667
cynical (not gullible)85.712417.5105
privileged (not oppressed)85.421522.961
refined (not rugged)85.47924.679
prestigious (not disreputable)85.48822.370
logical (not emotional)85.06318.279
serious (not playful)84.818219.890
ferocious (not pacifist)84.818521.282
cocky (not timid)84.632221.8118
independent (not codependent)84.418128.776
perceptive (not unobservant)84.440223.492
spicy (not mild)84.217718.291
frank (not sugarcoated)84.219826.9117
🦇 (not 🐿)84.16714.174
fast (not slow)84.016617.468
specialist (not generalist)83.92620.593
winter (not summer)83.98921.993
bitter (not sweet)83.814713.972
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.421025.790
confident (not insecure)83.425324.580
resourceful (not helpless)83.444522.280
reserved (not chatty)83.314618.580
prideful (not envious)83.36522.2260
tight (not loose)83.214922.5103
tense (not relaxed)83.131520.676
suspicious (not awkward)82.914515.077
fighter (not lover)82.810121.4166
bookish (not sporty)82.637118.479
insulting (not complimentary)82.613619.686
demonic (not angelic)82.514115.575
money-focused (not love-focused)82.513122.5113
extraordinary (not mundane)82.426323.196
jaded (not innocent)82.426616.1108
private (not gregarious)82.216822.484
receiving (not giving)82.213422.5114
opinionated (not jealous)82.014822.8119
never cries (not often crying)81.918422.2116
fearmongering (not reassuring)81.812224.8115
contrarian (not yes-man)81.79819.686
charming (not awkward)81.623619.669
valedictorian (not drop out)81.639024.590
corporate (not freelance)81.610526.584
tasteful (not lewd)81.612020.975
chosen one (not everyman)81.68022.2102
legit (not scrub)81.426623.269
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.442224.289
believable (not poorly-written)81.325917.186
quarrelsome (not warm)81.124224.462
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.026525.783
pretentious (not unassuming)80.720126.364
orderly (not chaotic)80.719926.568
resolute (not wavering)80.720025.869
🧠 (not 💪)80.640121.882
💀 (not 🎃)80.613622.5159
extreme (not moderate)80.536823.6100
mature (not juvenile)80.525625.690
cat person (not dog person)80.512127.9107
😈 (not 😇)80.422919.174
on-time (not tardy)80.342927.3167
entitled (not grateful)80.226423.5160
wise (not foolish)80.120522.1100
dramatic (not comedic)80.032123.0204
preppy (not punk rock)79.825723.167
builder (not explorer)79.75219.059
concise (not long-winded)79.65525.9106
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)79.517725.671
feminine (not masculine)79.432724.284
machiavellian (not transparent)79.415126.9101
feminist (not sexist)79.151225.675
rude (not respectful)79.017319.274
industrial (not domestic)79.06224.485
fortunate (not unlucky)78.96821.768
non-gamer (not gamer)78.824032.9167
washed (not muddy)78.525528.6102
artistic (not scientific)78.322125.1101
hoarder (not unprepared)78.39520.564
angry (not good-humored)78.214519.981
neurotypical (not autistic)78.124025.856
mad (not glad)78.024423.074
factual (not poetic)77.920023.962
offended (not chill)77.825326.274
clean (not perverted)77.846126.4150
cunning (not honorable)77.722825.983
selfish (not altruistic)77.728123.991
feisty (not gracious)77.542124.689
suspicious (not trusting)77.433121.485
analysis (not common sense)77.420223.787
insider (not outsider)77.34529.263
gloomy (not sunny)77.129018.770
🤺 (not 🏌)76.948027.974
permanent (not transient)76.612223.378
sarcastic (not genuine)76.525827.196
mysterious (not unambiguous)76.522825.681
old (not young)76.324315.582
tailor (not blacksmith)76.225932.560
🧗 (not 🛌)76.144626.572
deviant (not average)76.136023.684
pessimistic (not optimistic)75.919120.480
🥶 (not 🥵)75.89029.4135
atheist (not theist)75.729324.262
cruel (not kind)75.718618.478
📈 (not 📉)75.617228.378
sorrowful (not cheery)75.431218.374
vengeful (not forgiving)75.438421.789
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)75.423233.251
consistent (not variable)75.425525.077
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.329126.6210
poisonous (not nurturing)75.128220.578
unemotional (not emotional)75.19025.1119
interesting (not tiresome)75.152225.867
miserable (not joyful)75.131119.487
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.031926.485
stingy (not generous)74.923022.5175
frenzied (not sleepy)74.754421.887
psychopath (not empath)74.726120.5148
resistant (not resigned)74.640231.371
punchable (not loveable)74.421524.868
🌟 (not 💩)74.379129.180
💃 (not 🧕)74.250324.174
gendered (not androgynous)74.194628.577
treasure (not trash)74.188927.579
works hard (not plays hard)73.959332.593
👽 (not 🤡)73.919222.664
still (not twitchy)73.813528.7163
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.622925.4156
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.533629.3180
real (not philosophical)73.429627.360
rock (not rap)73.473121.586
🤖 (not 👻)73.315826.266
salacious (not wholesome)73.129722.767
overspender (not penny-pincher)73.024227.281
pensive (not serene)72.939425.7156
French (not Russian)72.923129.369
trendy (not vintage)72.913530.2194
realist (not idealist)72.726228.073
vain (not demure)72.237127.559
playful (not shy)72.171421.875
haunted (not blissful)72.160924.0179
realistic (not fantastical)72.042632.3182
soulless (not soulful)71.619224.874
ambitious (not realistic)71.547034.1163
rational (not whimsical)71.348529.181
close-minded (not open-minded)71.322627.294
dry (not moist)71.221228.670
attractive (not repulsive)71.190627.074
modern (not historical)70.842031.176
Coke (not Pepsi)70.88033.3184
sheriff (not outlaw)70.841531.686
emancipated (not enslaved)70.755931.373
🙃 (not 🥰)70.728830.487
English (not German)70.790830.072
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)70.430228.864
humorless (not funny)70.122628.579
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)69.822230.768
hurried (not leisurely)69.733731.980
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.739631.392
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.691828.576
biased (not impartial)69.359631.773
🐘 (not 🐀)69.328433.981
villainous (not heroic)69.224324.380
rebellious (not obedient)69.274731.373
tall (not short)69.254722.4143
exuberant (not subdued)69.251332.461
bad boy (not white knight)69.139827.4108
ranged (not melee)69.117328.155
creative (not conventional)69.049331.969
paranoid (not naive)68.946724.9117
linear (not circular)68.916929.569
debased (not pure)68.843025.192
🤐 (not 😜)68.742931.882
sad (not happy)68.457122.262
flamboyant (not modest)68.347834.988
dispassionate (not romantic)68.318827.687
epic (not deep)68.127631.9150
high-tech (not low-tech)67.847927.965
hedonist (not monastic)67.634928.347
confidential (not gossiping)67.487532.297
cautious (not impulsive)67.346929.786
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.325030.068
proper (not scandalous)67.151830.178
enlightened (not lost)66.933528.379
chortling (not giggling)66.963030.864
kinky (not vanilla)66.649230.065
libertarian (not socialist)66.624928.955
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.578830.375
objective (not subjective)66.420332.280
devoted (not unfaithful)66.3128629.9117
obsessed (not aloof)66.165434.071
brave (not careful)66.075432.686
deranged (not reasonable)65.743028.366
apathetic (not curious)65.312029.679
political (not nonpolitical)65.358231.771
ludicrous (not sensible)65.140030.365
vibrant (not geriatric)65.187531.961
empirical (not theoretical)65.033532.867
💔 (not 💝)65.040929.977
rough (not smooth)64.850033.170
moody (not stable)64.685435.189
literal (not metaphorical)64.661731.250
hypocritical (not equitable)64.444730.371
straightforward (not cryptic)64.483834.772
charming (not trusting)64.257832.380
stoic (not expressive)63.842136.091
🦄 (not 🐴)63.343936.490
heathen (not devout)63.242231.663
cannibal (not vegan)63.056436.581
wild (not tame)62.887531.0100
crazy (not sane)62.863726.264
pop (not indie)62.828030.7110
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.784028.657
unfixable (not fixable)62.736127.780
bad-cook (not good-cook)62.751431.8167
efficient (not overprepared)62.689235.375
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.369032.096
civilized (not barbaric)62.0102831.680
🥴 (not 🥳)61.962329.579
interrupting (not attentive)61.757735.2176
open to new experinces (not uncreative)61.6113727.571
doer (not thinker)61.689034.0165
zany (not regular)61.576430.375
practical (not imaginative)61.490334.269
Italian (not Swedish)61.360830.955
traitorous (not loyal)61.128431.988
concrete (not abstract)61.175735.368
straight (not queer)61.0123030.559
no-nonsense (not dramatic)60.957034.490
thin (not thick)60.882728.266
mischievous (not well behaved)60.489228.6104
decorative (not utilitarian)60.438435.063
statist (not anarchist)60.466032.868
genocidal (not not genocidal)60.435330.5101
freak (not normie)60.376728.9164
edgy (not politically correct)60.180630.178
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.149533.068
goth (not flower child)60.046624.199
street-smart (not sheltered)59.897633.667
western (not eastern)59.894933.848
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.856433.575
conservative (not liberal)59.742132.762
healthy (not sickly)59.5119130.470
arcane (not mainstream)59.577132.473
proactive (not reactive)59.438834.4110
tactful (not indiscreet)59.396635.274
Roman (not Greek)59.149336.467
calm (not anxious)58.850629.088
oxymoron (not tautology)58.469528.465
weird (not normal)58.393629.066
prudish (not flirtatious)57.961629.695
varied (not repetitive)57.839834.165
earth (not air)57.3105036.2167
multicolored (not monochrome)57.070836.755
introspective (not not introspective)57.0112931.669
methodical (not astonishing)56.997536.878
loud (not quiet)56.886134.278
self-improving (not self-destructive)56.767330.676
sober (not indulgent)56.668834.670
serious (not bold)56.666138.989
disarming (not creepy)56.6126431.062
metrosexual (not macho)56.5101133.275
lustful (not chaste)56.390532.875
reliable (not experimental)56.388533.975
😭 (not 😀)56.173627.272
🐮 (not 🐷)56.099430.053
👟 (not 🥾)55.981932.367
extrovert (not introvert)55.598335.470
animalistic (not human)55.239930.882
compersive (not jealous)54.980130.468
classical (not avant-garde)54.895735.472
reclusive (not social)54.872130.493
🦒 (not 🐐)54.835634.677
egalitarian (not racist)54.6155629.079
shallow (not deep)54.650530.375
🤔 (not 🤫)54.5104835.866
sexual (not asexual)54.5122930.0149
child free (not pronatalist)54.2120634.284
profound (not ironic)54.277134.2152
nihilist (not existentialist)54.144733.053
factual (not exaggerating)54.188233.9179
bored (not interested)53.930432.8167
🧐 (not 😎)53.679235.668
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.559831.064
involved (not remote)53.3144834.765
crafty (not scholarly)53.2109732.873
hipster (not basic)53.064336.062
bright (not depressed)53.090432.169
radical (not centrist)52.998630.8112
jock (not nerd)52.776932.271
literary (not mathematical)52.6115136.278
unorthodox (not traditional)52.5105433.964
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)52.5132434.363
musical (not off-key)52.475732.471
reasoned (not instinctual)52.374436.667
two-faced (not one-faced)52.361938.2174
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.0140028.959
quirky (not predictable)51.998329.998
😏 (not 😬)51.8110634.975
head@clouds (not down2earth)51.783535.693
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.7124231.956
whippersnapper (not sage)51.693833.257
wooden (not plastic)51.6142933.7128
😊 (not 🤣)51.4120028.954
fast-talking (not slow-talking)51.4123936.576
technophile (not luddite)50.989526.843
pack rat (not minimalist)50.881132.865
night owl (not morning lark)50.3119333.884
flourishing (not traumatized)50.760031.070
antagonist (not protagonist)50.750134.2120
triggered (not trolling)50.4138932.970
expressive (not monotone)50.6122235.0111

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sylvie Grateau (0.908)
  2. Zelda Spellman (0.872)
  3. Patty Hewes (0.87)
  4. Lady Mary Crawley (0.869)
  5. Charlotte Hale (0.862)
  6. Carolyn Martens (0.852)
  7. Annalise Keating (0.841)
  8. Shiv Roy (0.84)
  9. Petra Solano (0.839)
  10. Jessica Pearson (0.834)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.699)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.693)
  3. Steve Brady (-0.675)
  4. The Scarecrow (-0.623)
  5. Chip Dove (-0.616)
  6. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.611)
  7. Jimmy Hurdstrom (-0.602)
  8. Denny (-0.601)
  9. Jerry Gergich (-0.596)
  10. Greg Hirsch (-0.593)

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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