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Marla Singer Personality Statistics

Marla Singer is a character from Fight Club. 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
chaotic (not orderly)90.53111.8590
unorthodox (not traditional)90.42412.182
wild (not tame)90.13512.4616
night owl (not morning lark)89.82212.4441
moody (not stable)89.32914.0603
mischievous (not well behaved)89.28513.0580
edgy (not politically correct)89.02514.1603
kinky (not vanilla)88.91813.3583
scandalous (not proper)88.93513.8602
messy (not neat)88.82211.7483
spontaneous (not scheduled)88.24115.3566
weird (not normal)88.13414.7577
rebellious (not obedient)88.19516.3527
indulgent (not sober)88.02816.2618
open to new experinces (not uncreative)88.05915.9646
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)87.9911.796
impulsive (not cautious)87.46315.3620
lustful (not chaste)87.43215.5595
spicy (not mild)87.34813.8641
bold (not shy)86.923415.0583
outlaw (not sheriff)86.86515.8612
backdoor (not official)86.44115.7722
disorganized (not self-disciplined)86.42516.5631
deviant (not average)86.34415.9464
street-smart (not sheltered)86.310916.0628
drop out (not valedictorian)85.73220.291
child free (not pronatalist)85.52818.6597
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.58018.8525
scruffy (not manicured)85.25416.3706
liberal (not conservative)85.23718.377
artistic (not scientific)84.93813.5599
extreme (not moderate)84.811216.5564
feisty (not gracious)84.88316.6584
💃 (not 🧕)84.58919.9215
plays hard (not works hard)83.83916.7605
playful (not shy)83.615616.6603
flamboyant (not modest)83.67718.2630
outsider (not insider)83.62120.5433
creative (not conventional)83.56317.5634
slacker (not workaholic)83.13514.569
arcane (not mainstream)83.04820.1641
instinctual (not reasoned)82.95616.6583
complicated (not simple)82.89922.2533
disreputable (not prestigious)82.83018.1547
atheist (not theist)82.84520.089
debased (not pure)82.78619.0594
poor (not rich)82.73116.5542
intimate (not formal)82.71015.8175
whimsical (not rational)82.66117.9554
explorer (not builder)82.33715.7650
zany (not regular)82.37720.870
abstract (not concrete)82.32519.7100
spontaneous (not deliberate)82.23822.3593
sad (not happy)82.15515.0586
emotional (not logical)81.98618.6580
crafty (not scholarly)81.78115.8689
depressed (not bright)81.62519.0543
lewd (not tasteful)81.33618.6573
heathen (not devout)81.34220.3586
hipster (not basic)81.12418.6607
rough (not smooth)81.15017.2663
bold (not serious)80.88119.4599
focused on the present (not focused on the future)80.61822.5583
loud (not quiet)80.514619.6566
👻 (not 🤖)80.12018.777
rude (not respectful)79.99116.4577
rugged (not refined)79.69019.1529
avant-garde (not classical)79.63319.788
hedonist (not monastic)79.53325.081
🦇 (not 🐿)79.46522.687
transient (not permanent)79.21320.6210
low-tech (not high-tech)79.07817.9560
anarchist (not statist)78.85523.6158
worldly (not innocent)78.722419.8625
quarrelsome (not warm)78.717520.4592
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.69322.3580
literary (not mathematical)78.45316.9541
sarcastic (not genuine)78.213221.9544
expressive (not stoic)78.114123.2560
dramatic (not no-nonsense)77.913324.8220
sickly (not healthy)77.82819.2678
extraordinary (not mundane)77.521823.5591
unpatriotic (not patriotic)77.51122.795
ludicrous (not sensible)77.410222.4590
😈 (not 😇)77.414920.794
crazy (not sane)77.211820.485
sorrowful (not cheery)76.912320.4601
open-minded (not close-minded)76.610823.0669
chatty (not reserved)76.518723.2582
thin (not thick)76.510323.2435
mad (not glad)76.314519.997
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)76.08824.1160
salacious (not wholesome)75.914222.980
unpolished (not eloquent)75.810324.4556
urban (not rural)75.721525.8164
individualist (not communal)75.717925.167
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.630623.789
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.516822.0447
imaginative (not practical)75.18825.8533
impatient (not patient)74.924925.9198
ferocious (not pacifist)74.925622.0547
mysterious (not unambiguous)74.813126.8677
barbaric (not civilized)74.76818.9642
miserable (not joyful)74.619622.686
anxious (not calm)74.518123.8554
deranged (not reasonable)74.512320.588
stinky (not fresh)74.47122.6190
lenient (not strict)74.311722.7539
subjective (not objective)74.32721.368
brave (not careful)74.122020.9555
feminine (not masculine)74.020120.1586
interesting (not tiresome)73.925325.5590
cunning (not honorable)73.916721.5576
bitter (not sweet)73.918220.4596
astonishing (not methodical)73.75424.0567
goof-off (not studious)73.712923.391
playful (not serious)73.713122.3625
fast (not slow)73.129523.2555
poisonous (not nurturing)72.815623.0193
🤺 (not 🏌)72.832423.475
demonic (not angelic)72.615620.8586
selfish (not altruistic)72.519624.1580
vague (not precise)72.44524.5426
unlucky (not fortunate)72.214323.0581
head@clouds (not down2earth)72.114628.3564
bossy (not meek)71.942023.0591
arrogant (not humble)71.730421.7545
direct (not roundabout)71.735430.2543
🥴 (not 🥳)71.513127.892
nihilist (not existentialist)71.33829.368
😜 (not 🤐)71.317529.884
luddite (not technophile)71.212420.4427
egalitarian (not racist)71.155223.272
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)71.020929.0581
hard (not soft)71.027324.4593
flexible (not rigid)70.89524.9552
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.841425.4585
💔 (not 💝)70.716230.2177
assertive (not passive)70.645826.8493
😎 (not 🧐)70.419127.572
😭 (not 😀)70.114626.574
short (not tall)69.416819.2524
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.39426.9560
🥾 (not 👟)69.218331.3104
cool (not dorky)68.827728.094
charming (not trusting)68.722623.8562
beautiful (not ugly)68.753224.787
insulting (not complimentary)68.722122.883
clumsy (not coordinated)68.613924.1558
suspicious (not trusting)68.533126.4573
feminist (not sexist)68.540224.4139
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.321030.3484
persistent (not quitter)68.276928.384
decisive (not hesitant)68.145926.5590
young (not old)67.940518.5585
important (not irrelevant)67.954925.3195
hard (not soft)67.632424.1103
juvenile (not mature)67.322425.693
extrovert (not introvert)67.232229.1586
competitive (not cooperative)67.141627.6558
funny (not humorless)67.130625.0584
purple (not orange)67.113929.9500
attractive (not repulsive)67.050326.1621
gregarious (not private)66.117628.7569
vain (not demure)66.031325.8578
cold (not warm)66.027024.6547
animalistic (not human)65.911326.6520
varied (not repetitive)65.95728.8195
🙃 (not 🥰)65.823129.9170
🦄 (not 🐴)65.819033.894
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.423629.2511
👽 (not 🤡)65.325230.179
first-mate (not captain)65.134029.3647
nonpolitical (not political)64.916130.7570
emancipated (not enslaved)64.940830.0663
high IQ (not low IQ)64.765823.8557
resistant (not resigned)64.549629.3573
pro (not noob)64.554527.5107
indiscreet (not tactful)64.511833.388
metaphorical (not literal)64.211730.7572
angry (not good-humored)63.825124.9570
🐀 (not 🐘)63.422128.3154
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.250931.1517
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.230126.773
western (not eastern)63.036230.5149
🤣 (not 😊)62.621026.178
unprepared (not hoarder)62.516829.2522
skeptical (not spiritual)62.355330.6520
jealous (not compersive)62.031327.1484
biased (not impartial)61.952628.3499
suspicious (not awkward)61.850627.8571
leisurely (not hurried)61.623530.9673
vengeful (not forgiving)61.338428.2551
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.155328.170
foolish (not wise)60.926725.6595
deep (not shallow)60.945626.977
😏 (not 😬)60.836728.591
gendered (not androgynous)60.479929.8208
lazy (not diligent)60.38126.2556
alpha (not beta)60.252030.4529
loyal (not traitorous)60.166928.9512
nerd (not jock)60.046826.7509
mighty (not puny)59.957127.2541
physical (not intellectual)59.825229.2587
modern (not historical)59.740729.8402
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.729727.5113
🐐 (not 🦒)59.745831.5147
bookish (not sporty)59.650026.7474
multicolored (not monochrome)59.629534.675
unambitious (not driven)59.05929.4490
industrial (not domestic)58.338129.365
realist (not idealist)58.238534.388
🧠 (not 💪)58.260729.599
pack rat (not minimalist)57.829134.198
🛌 (not 🧗)57.824734.8174
decorative (not utilitarian)57.621331.167
scrub (not legit)57.315431.9141
cruel (not kind)57.222324.0602
reclusive (not social)56.834831.8161
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)56.730133.282
hypocritical (not equitable)56.334228.169
📉 (not 📈)56.319632.595
cryptic (not straightforward)56.118534.1614
remote (not involved)56.013830.3572
genius (not dunce)55.662323.0541
lavish (not frugal)55.637031.4580
introspective (not not introspective)55.559331.2148
villainous (not heroic)55.422623.0608
slovenly (not stylish)55.227728.8605
gossiping (not confidential)55.130031.9641
trash (not treasure)55.116930.289
codependent (not independent)55.030735.3748
tense (not relaxed)54.772530.0569
dominant (not submissive)54.762730.6538
libertarian (not socialist)54.652433.6536
soulful (not soulless)54.569430.082
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.435331.8163
autistic (not neurotypical)53.912629.0565
straight (not queer)53.878930.1206
creepy (not disarming)53.624428.9213
master (not apprentice)53.563629.9230
resourceful (not helpless)53.580331.278
🤠 (not 🤑)53.453332.187
specialist (not generalist)53.359329.172
obsessed (not aloof)53.266931.8565
active (not slothful)53.180628.3478
🌟 (not 💩)53.070930.679
🐒 (not 🐩)52.941033.184
charming (not awkward)52.859428.9558
competent (not incompetent)52.676828.7513
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.533732.7432
oblivious (not alert)52.331029.182
theoretical (not empirical)52.225731.9564
thick-skinned (not sensitive)52.153729.6659
go-getter (not slugabed)51.982929.674
democratic (not authoritarian)51.850131.4497
curious (not apathetic)51.773931.4571
real (not philosophical)51.668832.8389
🧢 (not 🎩)51.543031.791
armoured (not vulnerable)51.463130.8491
🐷 (not 🐮)51.433829.8133
judgemental (not accepting)51.353632.0414
pretentious (not unassuming)50.161230.683
wavering (not resolute)50.125532.374
guarded (not open)50.376031.4543
insecure (not confident)50.628332.2639
work-first (not family-first)50.453127.3581
🤫 (not 🤔)50.634735.677

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jane Margolis (0.904)
  2. Jessa Johansson (0.868)
  3. John Bender (0.82)
  4. Jenny Curran (0.809)
  5. Klaus Hargreeves (0.804)
  1. Ned Flanders (-0.672)
  2. Billy Keikeya (-0.635)
  3. Ted Mullens (-0.633)
  4. Timothy McGee (-0.632)
  5. Ashley Wilkes (-0.63)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.85)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.81)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.65)
  4. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.62)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.61)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.6)
  7. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.52)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.46)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.44)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.43)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.42)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.32)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.3)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.29)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.27)
  16. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.12)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.05)
  19. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.05)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.04)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.04)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.13)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.17)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.46)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.56)

Notes

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