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Meredith Grey Personality Statistics

Meredith Grey is a character from Grey's Anatomy. 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
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)91.31416.5170
high IQ (not low IQ)90.710813.4483
driven (not unambitious)90.511314.1477
workaholic (not slacker)90.38412.7448
complicated (not simple)89.32315.0479
straight (not queer)88.77818.4307
diligent (not lazy)88.122113.5584
important (not irrelevant)88.011421.2253
egalitarian (not racist)87.89716.5171
persistent (not quitter)86.430921.2167
competent (not incompetent)85.619720.0470
genius (not dunce)85.69015.2613
loyal (not traitorous)85.524017.4621
beautiful (not ugly)85.420117.7451
pro (not noob)85.116220.3143
go-getter (not slugabed)84.115117.8153
valedictorian (not drop out)83.118821.5152
feminist (not sexist)83.015220.3207
scientific (not artistic)82.710519.4592
👟 (not 🥾)82.42320.4172
heroic (not villainous)82.321417.5636
attractive (not repulsive)82.120518.4595
bold (not shy)82.135917.8553
brave (not careful)82.09018.5592
guarded (not open)81.519521.2593
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.27623.7162
rebellious (not obedient)81.019118.6455
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.320519.9162
human (not animalistic)79.919921.4510
bookish (not sporty)79.523319.9521
treasure (not trash)79.430922.1140
skeptical (not spiritual)79.317420.8591
active (not slothful)79.131420.8519
legit (not scrub)79.020222.6226
resourceful (not helpless)78.936424.9406
🌟 (not 💩)78.824726.2132
intellectual (not physical)78.623020.9555
extraordinary (not mundane)78.320424.4532
gendered (not androgynous)78.041424.0280
tense (not relaxed)77.827318.7590
fast (not slow)77.717520.9554
mighty (not puny)77.624221.9536
rich (not poor)77.624918.3473
neurotypical (not autistic)77.516622.2562
alpha (not beta)77.426622.9450
master (not apprentice)76.629524.1344
prestigious (not disreputable)76.518622.2474
moody (not stable)76.223124.1558
studious (not goof-off)76.234320.5150
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.125122.8563
impulsive (not cautious)75.818324.4595
night owl (not morning lark)75.821323.6416
🧠 (not 💪)75.729126.5165
liberal (not conservative)75.716326.5123
sorrowful (not cheery)75.614819.7585
resistant (not resigned)75.618022.7542
lustful (not chaste)75.219820.5573
captain (not first-mate)74.821327.3514
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.534024.0487
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.317325.1417
feminine (not masculine)74.219820.0576
assertive (not passive)73.940425.1459
feisty (not gracious)73.832421.7488
fresh (not stinky)73.728524.0210
works hard (not plays hard)73.635122.9511
kind (not cruel)73.438020.8515
hurried (not leisurely)73.411321.4538
nerd (not jock)73.229323.8537
💃 (not 🧕)73.224325.4249
atheist (not theist)73.118724.2377
disarming (not creepy)72.929220.6272
involved (not remote)72.825926.4541
alert (not oblivious)72.633825.5187
bossy (not meek)72.441521.4578
deep (not shallow)72.425025.6155
modern (not historical)72.317823.2385
🤺 (not 🏌)71.634027.2131
emancipated (not enslaved)71.626426.3493
unorthodox (not traditional)71.125624.4392
😭 (not 😀)70.913426.7171
high-tech (not low-tech)70.819222.8500
extreme (not moderate)70.835424.1475
dominant (not submissive)70.641925.5533
competitive (not cooperative)70.536727.0529
wild (not tame)70.531322.4495
introspective (not not introspective)70.225225.6217
sad (not happy)70.124719.6531
worldly (not innocent)69.941724.0606
pronatalist (not child free)69.89825.9482
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.826922.1499
curious (not apathetic)69.632626.1572
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.519728.1522
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.438231.1143
mischievous (not well behaved)69.336424.3509
thin (not thick)69.124429.6396
urban (not rural)69.137427.6235
scandalous (not proper)69.026824.0476
utilitarian (not decorative)69.031823.6350
📈 (not 📉)68.923031.4171
hard (not soft)68.630624.4538
🐘 (not 🐀)68.616528.6220
instinctual (not reasoned)68.527628.1558
real (not philosophical)68.330929.4414
permanent (not transient)68.320529.6331
precise (not vague)67.936927.8435
miserable (not joyful)67.931820.8166
open-minded (not close-minded)67.926225.4499
chaotic (not orderly)67.726025.7553
hard (not soft)67.731924.7403
individualist (not communal)67.730529.0401
direct (not roundabout)67.543329.0568
interesting (not tiresome)67.538228.7514
scholarly (not crafty)67.415627.9539
mysterious (not unambiguous)67.422527.1550
deviant (not average)67.334724.5417
armoured (not vulnerable)67.037430.2497
civilized (not barbaric)66.945925.3564
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)66.833827.8442
unlucky (not fortunate)66.623229.7590
ferocious (not pacifist)66.239227.1542
healthy (not sickly)66.150426.6531
soulful (not soulless)66.152928.0441
intimate (not formal)65.921926.6259
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)65.626631.7158
basic (not hipster)65.536126.4515
outlaw (not sheriff)65.530228.0521
depressed (not bright)65.518825.2491
technophile (not luddite)65.420025.7402
serious (not playful)65.344522.7575
private (not gregarious)65.238128.3553
biased (not impartial)65.245326.1518
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.229130.3496
honorable (not cunning)65.034227.2569
indulgent (not sober)64.931626.9548
creative (not conventional)64.731029.0605
insider (not outsider)64.617929.4412
spicy (not mild)64.342926.3523
street-smart (not sheltered)64.345927.9522
tasteful (not lewd)64.242523.6532
cool (not dorky)64.235227.2153
👽 (not 🤡)64.227427.4137
zany (not regular)64.135825.9133
😏 (not 😬)64.030027.5148
modest (not flamboyant)63.936525.6538
bold (not serious)63.831929.7578
playful (not shy)63.748823.3606
edgy (not politically correct)63.638627.4531
messy (not neat)63.522527.0403
tactful (not indiscreet)63.342128.2141
purple (not orange)62.920328.0437
realist (not idealist)62.929733.1465
emotional (not logical)62.835527.6584
rough (not smooth)62.827025.1496
🐩 (not 🐒)62.831829.8139
😊 (not 🤣)62.839328.0134
young (not old)62.746022.3516
forgiving (not vengeful)62.632526.1542
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.533327.8492
quarrelsome (not warm)62.241725.6566
hedonist (not monastic)62.232325.788
resolute (not wavering)62.252128.5131
independent (not codependent)62.145834.0561
cold (not warm)62.031625.6480
coordinated (not clumsy)61.955030.2554
confident (not insecure)61.854328.6589
nurturing (not poisonous)61.643825.6308
focused on the present (not focused on the future)61.528930.2602
obsessed (not aloof)61.443727.8549
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.325031.7235
work-first (not family-first)61.240727.6539
suspicious (not trusting)61.143731.1583
spontaneous (not scheduled)61.029429.6545
impatient (not patient)61.047127.9311
bitter (not sweet)60.836424.0540
anxious (not calm)60.741229.5524
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.735632.2316
wise (not foolish)60.640926.6567
mathematical (not literary)60.624629.7568
altruistic (not selfish)60.439927.9584
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.233427.7433
🧢 (not 🎩)60.134132.5142
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.921230.7537
abstract (not concrete)59.924332.2123
mad (not glad)59.843524.6175
angelic (not demonic)59.443322.9498
eloquent (not unpolished)59.451428.6438
sensible (not ludicrous)59.345728.1513
industrial (not domestic)59.335328.1356
western (not eastern)59.047433.0234
decisive (not hesitant)58.961331.4528
crazy (not sane)58.938725.9191
🐮 (not 🐷)58.838227.8185
mature (not juvenile)58.545726.6429
heathen (not devout)57.630728.3490
practical (not imaginative)57.554030.1442
frugal (not lavish)57.444824.1522
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.454327.0351
🐐 (not 🦒)57.452832.2211
weird (not normal)57.349925.8588
self-disciplined (not disorganized)57.264031.2589
suspicious (not awkward)57.157427.1511
reserved (not chatty)57.039829.6582
charming (not awkward)56.953127.2565
rational (not whimsical)56.952731.0518
pretentious (not unassuming)56.950028.5143
wholesome (not salacious)56.845430.1160
respectful (not rude)56.450324.3581
down2earth (not head@clouds)56.447931.6554
funny (not humorless)56.448726.5564
political (not nonpolitical)56.344531.3531
confidential (not gossiping)56.257630.4553
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.140828.0329
kinky (not vanilla)56.040728.2560
manicured (not scruffy)56.058526.7550
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.947124.8206
self-assured (not self-conscious)55.864431.5498
avant-garde (not classical)55.730129.8414
anarchist (not statist)55.735628.5182
reasonable (not deranged)55.750127.2151
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.767528.3123
explorer (not builder)55.640831.4524
democratic (not authoritarian)55.545831.3504
existentialist (not nihilist)55.354530.1333
loud (not quiet)55.244826.3506
introvert (not extrovert)55.233028.6524
debased (not pure)55.140725.6532
subjective (not objective)55.139430.4384
equitable (not hypocritical)54.947328.3414
🐿 (not 🦇)54.947531.7136
hoarder (not unprepared)54.855026.1463
🤐 (not 😜)54.546531.2144
refined (not rugged)54.452528.4552
💔 (not 💝)54.441234.6215
complimentary (not insulting)54.346325.5395
astonishing (not methodical)54.128131.7512
straightforward (not cryptic)53.768332.8580
stoic (not expressive)53.538331.6583
arcane (not mainstream)53.550329.8507
lenient (not strict)53.439027.0566
jealous (not compersive)53.445626.2483
minimalist (not pack rat)53.449031.6151
accepting (not judgemental)53.339130.3447
😎 (not 🧐)53.346031.9154
socialist (not libertarian)53.222331.8448
empirical (not theoretical)53.257330.7481
social (not reclusive)53.248428.8236
short (not tall)53.136521.1516
literal (not metaphorical)53.063832.2473
🦄 (not 🐴)53.037133.8162
angry (not good-humored)52.842224.5463
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.335531.8377
🤑 (not 🤠)52.138330.5142
😇 (not 😈)52.149527.3168
🧗 (not 🛌)52.159235.1246
🤖 (not 👻)52.043929.8141
backdoor (not official)51.854131.9491
sarcastic (not genuine)51.445829.5565
varied (not repetitive)51.429230.9288
🥴 (not 🥳)51.357132.3151
🙃 (not 🥰)51.247534.3214
humble (not arrogant)50.139626.3571
demure (not vain)50.944025.8479
rigid (not flexible)50.757928.0522
monochrome (not multicolored)50.352133.1369
specialist (not generalist)50.665234.4377
stylish (not slovenly)50.564227.0511
trusting (not charming)50.541930.1543
🤫 (not 🤔)50.535235.2145

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Laurel Castillo (0.805)
  2. Eve Polastri (0.785)
  3. Olivia Pope (0.768)
  4. Addison Montgomery (0.76)
  5. Clarke Griffin (0.747)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.398)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.376)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.356)
  4. Mr. William Collins (-0.337)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.325)

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)


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