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Marlin Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Marlin is a character from Finding Nemo.

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
orange (not purple)91.6918.5142
family-first (not work-first)91.52816.9172
tense (not relaxed)91.35311.9125
anxious (not calm)90.72514.0126
devoted (not unfaithful)89.419915.5193
hurried (not leisurely)88.5513.5120
paranoid (not naive)87.82016.2202
loyal (not traitorous)86.743616.2109
emotional (not unemotional)86.616317.1188
clean (not perverted)86.515016.8419
love-focused (not money-focused)86.522919.3157
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.615322.3139
traumatized (not flourishing)85.68615.3114
workaholic (not slacker)85.538314.7107
white knight (not bad boy)85.48514.9196
well behaved (not mischievous)85.24718.8136
traditional (not unorthodox)85.04316.4124
diligent (not lazy)84.862718.6118
tight (not loose)84.412019.2127
works hard (not plays hard)84.318217.5110
skeptical (not spiritual)84.216016.3105
non-gamer (not gamer)84.210421.9375
practical (not imaginative)83.912223.7133
guarded (not open)83.829721.4113
sheriff (not outlaw)83.313622.097
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)83.36220.2110
old (not young)83.214616.0137
pronatalist (not child free)83.12521.6121
hard-work (not natural-talent)83.15817.0458
serious (not playful)83.024920.8150
serious (not bold)82.63219.3156
🐴 (not 🦄)82.49419.5118
vintage (not trendy)82.222717.2384
conventional (not creative)81.88322.2128
strict (not lenient)81.720922.1140
obedient (not rebellious)81.67725.6103
scientific (not artistic)81.121918.9135
heroic (not villainous)81.051716.8129
OCD (not ADHD)80.914024.2397
🧐 (not 😎)80.78020.7123
insecure (not confident)80.66716.7120
mature (not juvenile)80.626418.4161
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.529424.1115
tame (not wild)80.57220.1152
alert (not oblivious)80.534822.0110
pointed (not random)80.539622.2400
cautious (not impulsive)80.213926.5127
motivated (not unmotivated)80.293326.7188
offended (not chill)80.119417.1107
realistic (not fantastical)80.017926.7458
dramatic (not comedic)80.032420.2463
unambiguous (not mysterious)79.69121.6102
opinionated (not neutral)79.667823.8510
vanilla (not kinky)79.511826.4116
bookish (not sporty)79.548220.9107
🥴 (not 🥳)79.58817.2109
factual (not poetic)79.416222.9100
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.118220.2133
obsessed (not aloof)78.823420.5119
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.715222.1132
civilized (not barbaric)78.547024.6103
persistent (not quitter)78.5114529.6123
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.529319.8133
basic (not hipster)78.318222.9108
penny-pincher (not overspender)78.28119.0141
triggered (not trolling)78.19623.5125
intellectual (not physical)77.946420.096
🧠 (not 💪)77.852820.1144
masculine (not feminine)77.757722.1130
domestic (not industrial)77.77124.0146
prudish (not flirtatious)77.710422.4139
nerd (not jock)77.545223.5118
demanding (not unchallenging)77.563724.0491
proper (not scandalous)77.424927.6107
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)77.39624.9435
uncreative (not open to new experinces)77.37325.2126
methodical (not astonishing)77.220324.0141
claustrophobic (not spelunker)77.04524.9132
sorrowful (not cheery)76.925718.7113
😇 (not 😈)76.927619.4114
😬 (not 😏)76.98328.1131
giving (not receiving)76.832522.9178
realistic (not ambitious)76.76328.7408
vegan (not cannibal)76.720127.0112
on-time (not tardy)76.759227.5522
frenzied (not sleepy)76.644125.4125
predictable (not quirky)76.67723.8176
dorky (not cool)76.418821.9125
studious (not goof-off)76.462726.5115
valedictorian (not drop out)76.460521.7133
frugal (not lavish)76.316422.8105
stubborn (not accommodating)76.362926.7499
preppy (not punk rock)76.339424.998
reliable (not experimental)76.226723.2101
believable (not poorly-written)76.259721.9111
consistent (not variable)76.123525.2128
water (not fire)76.115431.3439
impatient (not patient)76.044624.8122
classical (not avant-garde)76.016623.5114
soulful (not soulless)75.973026.1116
statist (not anarchist)75.912923.7133
depressed (not bright)75.915519.8111
hypochondriac (not stoic)75.98724.9147
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)75.814526.8125
literal (not metaphorical)75.516727.5107
rational (not whimsical)75.237126.5119
historical (not modern)75.124121.2114
pensive (not serene)75.128022.9388
not genocidal (not genocidal)75.166928.0165
unlucky (not fortunate)75.021325.0130
down2earth (not head@clouds)75.028426.9116
concrete (not abstract)75.023726.7129
reclusive (not social)74.923122.1147
repetitive (not varied)74.913921.0113
realist (not idealist)74.721829.9117
average (not deviant)74.76123.4132
awkward (not charming)74.616723.9110
intense (not lighthearted)74.559922.2108
rigid (not flexible)74.429225.4125
🤐 (not 😜)74.129823.4100
close-minded (not open-minded)74.019824.2126
one-faced (not two-faced)74.057426.0437
politically correct (not edgy)73.818426.6145
bossy (not meek)73.673227.1136
neurotypical (not autistic)73.652223.3120
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.553625.6164
important (not irrelevant)73.499024.6101
biased (not impartial)73.341624.199
private (not gregarious)73.147923.495
chaste (not lustful)73.015026.7121
morning lark (not night owl)73.016428.8111
precise (not vague)72.951225.9126
orderly (not chaotic)72.945430.5106
🤠 (not 🤑)72.843424.197
straight (not queer)72.779134.5134
corporate (not freelance)72.726726.498
picky (not always down)72.730727.8184
straightforward (not cryptic)72.643228.1119
low-tech (not high-tech)72.631626.8100
honorable (not cunning)72.446223.6159
neat (not messy)72.362030.6107
🤔 (not 🤫)72.318228.1110
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)72.318629.496
sensible (not ludicrous)72.345027.4122
haunted (not blissful)72.262925.8413
twitchy (not still)72.144427.1525
short (not tall)72.125427.4366
conservative (not liberal)72.019427.2125
gloomy (not sunny)71.946223.1111
mild (not spicy)71.719226.5152
chortling (not giggling)71.739625.698
gendered (not androgynous)71.6112227.8120
miserable (not joyful)71.646619.5117
introvert (not extrovert)71.526326.4100
self-disciplined (not disorganized)71.589129.6109
involved (not remote)71.560427.9114
scholarly (not crafty)71.522523.8106
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)71.59730.1104
cheesy (not chic)71.534324.6169
off-key (not musical)71.425424.5120
overprepared (not efficient)71.44726.9105
sad (not happy)71.345519.6120
judgemental (not accepting)71.344522.6119
official (not backdoor)71.323626.0109
mad (not glad)71.346121.8104
protagonist (not antagonist)71.382129.7175
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.349126.3117
gatherer (not hunter)71.335627.0117
washed (not muddy)71.154825.8172
sober (not indulgent)71.023431.597
pretentious (not unassuming)71.044925.5107
mundane (not extraordinary)70.811526.5144
frank (not sugarcoated)70.882426.6167
opinionated (not jealous)70.874727.7177
shy (not playful)70.711120.9133
self-conscious (not self-assured)70.713726.0116
formal (not intimate)70.736725.9144
forgiving (not vengeful)70.643923.9117
suspicious (not trusting)70.652130.5116
driven (not unambitious)70.6129331.3108
devout (not heathen)70.532625.8101
wholesome (not salacious)70.553926.1121
rock (not rap)70.596724.8157
permanent (not transient)70.429725.395
modest (not flamboyant)70.348127.5129
moody (not stable)70.169326.0146
low self esteem (not narcissistic)69.921024.8161
earth (not air)69.944129.2385
English (not German)69.7101132.698
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)69.740128.397
sheltered (not street-smart)69.627329.1120
utilitarian (not decorative)69.652322.4105
😭 (not 😀)69.625627.2102
prideful (not envious)69.674224.4551
kind (not cruel)69.595922.9117
confidential (not gossiping)69.581827.0166
🤖 (not 👻)69.526127.2111
apathetic (not curious)69.47425.8138
angelic (not demonic)69.356823.499
noob (not pro)68.913123.699
lost (not enlightened)68.638125.7141
nurturing (not poisonous)68.569924.6100
direct (not roundabout)68.381030.8115
pacifist (not ferocious)68.230724.6116
builder (not explorer)68.132230.5112
geriatric (not vibrant)68.013424.2112
high IQ (not low IQ)67.9125522.8114
overachiever (not underachiever)67.9107729.8406
treasure (not trash)67.8117424.3101
careful (not brave)67.722031.4121
thinker (not doer)67.620332.1491
businesslike (not chivalrous)67.445828.9464
thrifty (not extravagant)67.341827.6372
active (not slothful)67.1124326.2112
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.027328.998
humorless (not funny)66.831125.0105
🧕 (not 💃)66.817925.497
empath (not psychopath)66.482626.3378
wise (not foolish)66.262522.8144
reserved (not chatty)66.257728.3135
hesitant (not decisive)66.219130.4111
fearmongering (not reassuring)66.240933.9189
normie (not freak)65.937830.0502
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.880126.8117
tiresome (not interesting)65.713626.6125
🤡 (not 👽)65.729231.195
tailor (not blacksmith)65.772830.7118
slovenly (not stylish)65.430925.996
real (not philosophical)65.370533.0118
stuttering (not rhythmic)65.319026.5107
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.145529.1116
egalitarian (not racist)65.1139228.3102
healthy (not sickly)64.9103124.3115
rural (not urban)64.928830.2106
French (not Russian)64.957828.197
resistant (not resigned)64.8100332.1103
linear (not circular)64.829930.9108
flower child (not goth)64.880624.8165
trusting (not charming)64.733125.4104
luddite (not technophile)64.738126.4105
dramatic (not no-nonsense)64.761930.9127
deep (not epic)64.531124.2344
disarming (not creepy)64.3101926.897
🏌 (not 🤺)64.314133.5121
political (not nonpolitical)64.264530.894
angry (not good-humored)64.247925.0130
asexual (not sexual)64.232231.0366
everyman (not chosen one)64.241230.4160
legit (not scrub)64.0112627.7108
knowledgeable (not ignorant)64.0107325.5114
🐿 (not 🦇)63.971228.398
perceptive (not unobservant)63.9134829.9116
refined (not rugged)63.875730.6106
authoritarian (not democratic)63.850830.7122
often crying (not never cries)63.846426.8187
cynical (not gullible)63.686029.3163
tasteful (not lewd)63.589629.1102
moist (not dry)63.541337.0112
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.178328.995
prestigious (not disreputable)63.187423.9106
fixable (not unfixable)63.073028.5111
transparent (not machiavellian)62.851728.8147
timid (not cocky)62.525429.3200
existentialist (not nihilist)62.469930.098
wooden (not plastic)62.3101228.8348
queen (not princess)62.390333.1158
centrist (not radical)62.333730.0163
🐮 (not 🐷)62.257829.095
mainstream (not arcane)62.134731.498
🥶 (not 🥵)62.139829.1383
master (not apprentice)62.099226.9113
reasonable (not deranged)61.881529.8132
subdued (not exuberant)61.740730.9125
mathematical (not literary)61.640532.1101
bashful (not exhibitionist)61.629630.8401
🐐 (not 🦒)61.581028.4115
fresh (not stinky)61.5109029.6116
poor (not rich)61.452421.596
thick (not thin)61.445927.3119
main character (not side character)61.274431.3231
assertive (not passive)61.1116831.0109
romantic (not dispassionate)61.0107927.7138
lover (not fighter)61.065530.0400
complicated (not simple)60.9106530.5111
hypocritical (not equitable)60.855527.0119
deep (not shallow)60.795727.2105
rough (not smooth)60.662825.6139
generalist (not specialist)60.623930.1112
regular (not zany)60.644831.3115
presidential (not folksy)60.678129.194
pure (not debased)60.577926.9151
resolute (not wavering)60.5111831.8123
warm (not cold)60.482126.8140
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)60.240331.0120
monastic (not hedonist)60.236327.186
competent (not incompetent)60.1141428.7114
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)60.172031.2110
go-getter (not slugabed)60.1152130.8101
minimalist (not pack rat)60.068631.1123
altruistic (not selfish)59.991028.8139
manicured (not scruffy)59.9107529.4117
respectful (not rude)59.796927.4129
secretive (not open-book)59.7104228.5146
feisty (not gracious)59.5112225.3126
tactful (not indiscreet)59.499029.7115
resourceful (not helpless)59.3148028.8137
hard (not soft)59.187528.5117
insider (not outsider)59.150732.7121
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.176228.0120
😊 (not 🤣)58.999530.2109
metrosexual (not macho)58.995228.2111
sturdy (not flimsy)58.7116328.4122
🎃 (not 💀)58.563930.2356
🥾 (not 👟)58.370934.7103
🐀 (not 🐘)58.264331.6127
🎩 (not 🧢)58.085633.8124
repulsive (not attractive)57.932826.8119
grateful (not entitled)57.876628.3419
eloquent (not unpolished)57.7104429.1125
codependent (not independent)57.750135.5117
theoretical (not empirical)57.630632.5114
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.668533.3108
reasoned (not instinctual)57.559235.2105
Italian (not Swedish)57.477732.4117
loud (not quiet)57.387830.0126
🌟 (not 💩)57.1138428.8120
expressive (not stoic)57.099830.0104
puny (not mighty)57.037827.3109
extreme (not moderate)57.0109933.5150
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.9114533.096
jaded (not innocent)56.8117129.0175
awkward (not suspicious)56.750931.598
theist (not atheist)56.754429.8101
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.635334.694
stingy (not generous)56.557530.0477
long-winded (not concise)56.564131.6152
western (not eastern)56.4126533.0108
dog person (not cat person)56.480034.1162
sarcastic (not genuine)56.376431.4162
beautiful (not ugly)56.3151826.2110
individualist (not communal)56.3103132.3102
reactive (not proactive)56.381133.3163
interrupting (not attentive)56.175032.5421
normal (not weird)55.960430.5105
beta (not alpha)55.860930.4159
💔 (not 💝)55.771732.6127
genius (not dunce)55.6128820.7117
objective (not subjective)55.665131.5102
hoarder (not unprepared)55.3108430.8109
quarrelsome (not warm)55.294229.9121
touchy-feely (not distant)55.273130.7174
coordinated (not clumsy)55.1124031.1117
Roman (not Greek)55.075731.2117
exaggerating (not factual)55.086634.6434
weakass (not badass)55.040929.9405
📈 (not 📉)54.9127231.7126
sage (not whippersnapper)54.677631.1136
vulnerable (not armoured)54.559534.6151
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.292431.7129
tautology (not oxymoron)54.239728.594
captain (not first-mate)54.191831.4123
animalistic (not human)54.043338.7115
contrarian (not yes-man)54.0116832.6145
introspective (not not introspective)53.9129031.094
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.873834.1121
hard (not soft)53.8101228.1106
bitter (not sweet)53.788525.8127
Pepsi (not Coke)53.664636.3379
insulting (not complimentary)53.580526.7106
dominant (not submissive)53.3127529.0120
🐩 (not 🐒)53.399130.195
🛌 (not 🧗)53.359934.597
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.184530.5332
emotional (not logical)52.9103133.6133
worldly (not innocent)52.8134929.6156
oppressed (not privileged)52.762427.197
punchable (not loveable)52.763329.4128
common sense (not analysis)52.770334.8189
demure (not vain)52.489425.5101
ranged (not melee)52.4114731.090
slow (not fast)52.345325.8105
🥰 (not 🙃)52.3101233.0121
indie (not pop)52.3128831.0162
arrogant (not humble)52.2105326.6121
uninspiring (not charismatic)52.232728.3112
monochrome (not multicolored)52.296334.899
🎨 (not 🏀)52.1118731.8357
desperate (not high standards)52.167235.0514
ironic (not profound)52.096629.0353
inspiring (not cringeworthy)51.9118226.3105
sexist (not feminist)51.957729.298
cooperative (not competitive)51.872132.6127
emancipated (not enslaved)51.8144828.9117
expressive (not monotone)51.4125132.8179
shy (not bold)51.328430.2113
crazy (not sane)51.199428.6121
jealous (not compersive)51.096730.8113
socialist (not libertarian)50.177732.595
interested (not bored)50.9156930.5395
rustic (not cultured)50.971831.5155
winter (not summer)50.298933.9187

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Michael Bluth (0.812)
  2. Cogsworth (0.807)
  3. Walter Stratford (0.776)
  4. Stu (0.756)
  5. Chidi Anagonye (0.736)
  6. David Rosen (0.736)
  7. Ross Geller (0.731)
  8. Quentin Lance (0.727)
  9. Calvin's dad (0.725)
  10. Helen Seinfeld (0.722)
  1. Jason Mendoza (-0.53)
  2. Pepper (-0.52)
  3. Ilana Wexler (-0.503)
  4. Charlie Harper (-0.5)
  5. Michael Kelso (-0.495)
  6. Luke Dunphy (-0.489)
  7. Bart Simpson (-0.487)
  8. Jack Sparrow (-0.476)
  9. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.471)
  10. Tracy Jordan (-0.47)

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

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


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