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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 👨‍🔧)91.32116.5189
high IQ (not low IQ)90.716913.2502
driven (not unambitious)90.515514.0483
workaholic (not slacker)90.214613.0480
complicated (not simple)89.34615.0482
straight (not queer)88.812118.3313
diligent (not lazy)88.235313.5587
egalitarian (not racist)88.217616.1189
important (not irrelevant)88.018321.1265
persistent (not quitter)86.849120.8178
overachiever (not underachiever)86.420316.347
competent (not incompetent)85.629020.1478
loyal (not traitorous)85.539817.3624
genius (not dunce)85.414215.5646
beautiful (not ugly)85.437617.9468
pro (not noob)85.226619.8155
chosen one (not everyman)84.74023.422
sexual (not asexual)84.422119.660
love-focused (not money-focused)84.426212.922
go-getter (not slugabed)84.126917.7169
devoted (not unfaithful)83.943221.519
feminist (not sexist)83.326920.1215
👟 (not 🥾)82.73920.1182
badass (not weakass)82.742324.944
scientific (not artistic)82.615619.6603
valedictorian (not drop out)82.431721.5164
heroic (not villainous)82.237217.5645
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.132021.927
bold (not shy)82.158617.7567
attractive (not repulsive)82.036518.6612
brave (not careful)81.915118.6610
protagonist (not antagonist)81.724519.218
frank (not sugarcoated)81.726017.323
guarded (not open)81.430821.2598
rebellious (not obedient)81.331418.5466
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.212223.4175
traumatized (not flourishing)80.616121.241
treasure (not trash)80.442621.3168
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.034120.1181
human (not animalistic)79.931521.4523
bookish (not sporty)79.637719.8540
opinionated (not neutral)79.359522.485
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.213218.011
active (not slothful)79.152920.7528
resourceful (not helpless)79.158724.7429
legit (not scrub)79.132222.5234
demanding (not unchallenging)79.148716.149
🌟 (not 💩)79.142225.9141
skeptical (not spiritual)79.030221.1614
intellectual (not physical)78.736120.8559
extraordinary (not mundane)78.632624.3552
intense (not lighthearted)78.239421.143
motivated (not unmotivated)78.279524.821
perceptive (not unobservant)78.162424.035
gendered (not androgynous)77.963523.9287
fast (not slow)77.931320.8561
tense (not relaxed)77.847118.7599
mighty (not puny)77.739121.7558
rich (not poor)77.639118.1482
stubborn (not accommodating)77.649327.661
neurotypical (not autistic)77.527022.1570
alpha (not beta)77.443722.8457
secretive (not open-book)77.234022.229
master (not apprentice)77.045223.9365
studious (not goof-off)76.651820.4172
rock (not rap)76.447023.520
moody (not stable)76.438323.9568
prestigious (not disreputable)76.329222.3480
liberal (not conservative)76.224926.5137
resistant (not resigned)76.029322.6575
night owl (not morning lark)76.032923.4429
🧠 (not 💪)76.046627.2204
gloomy (not sunny)76.026516.837
triggered (not trolling)76.014122.932
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.945722.9579
impulsive (not cautious)75.830924.4600
realistic (not fantastical)75.724626.153
sorrowful (not cheery)75.425720.0599
lustful (not chaste)75.229420.5579
captain (not first-mate)75.035927.2527
privileged (not oppressed)74.450226.927
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.428725.0427
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.358424.4502
feminine (not masculine)74.133520.0582
queen (not princess)74.144631.521
feisty (not gracious)74.049321.6511
believable (not poorly-written)73.963325.638
works hard (not plays hard)73.852422.7523
fresh (not stinky)73.852724.0216
assertive (not passive)73.759925.4463
💃 (not 🧕)73.643325.1270
English (not German)73.358929.122
hurried (not leisurely)73.219421.5565
kind (not cruel)73.165020.8527
disarming (not creepy)73.145920.7283
involved (not remote)73.043626.3549
atheist (not theist)73.032424.2390
dog person (not cat person)73.025533.622
nerd (not jock)72.948024.0549
radical (not centrist)72.922222.619
alert (not oblivious)72.655025.3194
jaded (not innocent)72.647821.519
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.450929.448
modern (not historical)72.331823.3391
bossy (not meek)72.266621.4592
😭 (not 😀)72.018126.3190
efficient (not overprepared)72.030223.929
interested (not bored)72.045125.238
emotional (not unemotional)71.758729.629
haunted (not blissful)71.753121.847
deep (not shallow)71.641126.2184
cocky (not timid)71.666119.734
emancipated (not enslaved)71.544826.2507
unorthodox (not traditional)71.241724.6407
introspective (not not introspective)71.036125.4228
competitive (not cooperative)70.959027.0540
extreme (not moderate)70.858124.2481
🤺 (not 🏌)70.760427.6148
dominant (not submissive)70.567225.4544
high-tech (not low-tech)70.533922.9517
wild (not tame)70.553922.5514
cynical (not gullible)70.549323.818
sad (not happy)70.140319.6541
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.160830.6150
doer (not thinker)70.148930.066
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.941122.0508
dramatic (not comedic)69.961328.261
frenzied (not sleepy)69.871424.430
pronatalist (not child free)69.716226.2504
curious (not apathetic)69.652726.1576
worldly (not innocent)69.667824.2625
pensive (not serene)69.654427.947
prideful (not envious)69.562226.265
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.330128.2540
mischievous (not well behaved)69.259624.3518
thin (not thick)69.138729.5422
📈 (not 📉)69.137531.0184
utilitarian (not decorative)69.046923.7369
non-gamer (not gamer)69.048733.645
wooden (not plastic)69.052029.350
scandalous (not proper)68.944524.1487
bad-cook (not good-cook)68.830532.347
hard (not soft)68.747524.3547
🐘 (not 🐀)68.629028.6227
instinctual (not reasoned)68.545028.1562
winter (not summer)68.537228.128
real (not philosophical)68.446129.5437
urban (not rural)68.467728.0242
opinionated (not jealous)68.466026.928
permanent (not transient)68.231829.5336
one-faced (not two-faced)68.164927.671
precise (not vague)67.959427.9443
mysterious (not unambiguous)67.934227.1565
open-minded (not close-minded)67.944625.5508
chaotic (not orderly)67.843225.7558
hard (not soft)67.750424.6411
miserable (not joyful)67.750320.8170
interesting (not tiresome)67.567528.8523
factual (not poetic)67.444028.632
individualist (not communal)67.448829.3414
scholarly (not crafty)67.326628.0567
direct (not roundabout)67.270329.0580
deviant (not average)67.255524.6425
armoured (not vulnerable)67.060130.4506
civilized (not barbaric)66.872925.3569
🎨 (not 🏀)66.765425.650
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)66.657427.8450
unlucky (not fortunate)66.537329.8604
💀 (not 🎃)66.444434.640
ferocious (not pacifist)66.463427.2554
empath (not psychopath)66.465927.553
soulful (not soulless)66.286927.9453
loveable (not punchable)66.258725.745
flirtatious (not prudish)66.152023.317
healthy (not sickly)66.079926.6546
tight (not loose)65.968623.834
indulgent (not sober)65.651226.8574
outlaw (not sheriff)65.650828.0532
technophile (not luddite)65.533125.6405
depressed (not bright)65.531525.2496
intimate (not formal)65.538426.8264
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.578929.239
not genocidal (not genocidal)65.580331.323
basic (not hipster)65.453726.4521
biased (not impartial)65.467726.1535
serious (not playful)65.368822.7587
honorable (not cunning)65.355427.2605
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.245430.4504
zany (not regular)65.156225.8147
private (not gregarious)64.861828.5574
hunter (not gatherer)64.857230.839
creative (not conventional)64.750629.0624
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.648032.1169
tasteful (not lewd)64.565823.6552
insider (not outsider)64.527429.4422
spicy (not mild)64.369526.1534
street-smart (not sheltered)64.370627.9530
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.332629.129
sturdy (not flimsy)64.179030.230
off-key (not musical)64.142224.842
cool (not dorky)64.057427.5156
👽 (not 🤡)64.044427.7143
😏 (not 😬)63.949327.5151
distant (not touchy-feely)63.952727.431
modest (not flamboyant)63.857126.0558
playful (not shy)63.782423.3609
bold (not serious)63.754729.8596
messy (not neat)63.737826.9418
edgy (not politically correct)63.461327.6545
tactful (not indiscreet)63.465828.3151
realist (not idealist)63.247833.0484
generous (not stingy)63.265625.049
purple (not orange)63.134728.1457
offended (not chill)62.958822.637
young (not old)62.876922.2524
rough (not smooth)62.845125.0500
romantic (not dispassionate)62.880730.428
forgiving (not vengeful)62.752426.0555
🐩 (not 🐒)62.751229.9144
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.650327.8495
emotional (not logical)62.557227.7611
hedonist (not monastic)62.548325.694
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.569528.241
presidential (not folksy)62.558230.331
nurturing (not poisonous)62.370925.6318
😊 (not 🤣)62.365228.4150
fighter (not lover)62.351628.946
quarrelsome (not warm)62.264125.6588
independent (not codependent)62.175634.0567
cold (not warm)61.949125.7488
resolute (not wavering)61.985029.2136
confident (not insecure)61.886428.5606
coordinated (not clumsy)61.886730.3567
pointed (not random)61.896430.945
focused on the present (not focused on the future)61.543430.1621
metrosexual (not macho)61.567827.330
contrarian (not yes-man)61.569631.816
spontaneous (not scheduled)61.349229.5559
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.343131.3249
Coke (not Pepsi)61.330732.269
obsessed (not aloof)61.274727.9554
work-first (not family-first)61.158927.7548
impatient (not patient)60.976927.9313
cultured (not rustic)60.973031.318
anxious (not calm)60.868829.5532
altruistic (not selfish)60.766927.9599
fire (not water)60.776634.652
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.651327.7456
bitter (not sweet)60.657824.2544
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.660732.2322
tailor (not blacksmith)60.675027.517
goth (not flower child)60.639525.223
suspicious (not trusting)60.567331.3595
wise (not foolish)60.467726.5582
mathematical (not literary)60.236529.8577
exhibitionist (not bashful)60.275232.244
high standards (not desperate)60.277428.986
abstract (not concrete)60.140631.9137
spontaneous (not deliberate)60.038730.7547
OCD (not ADHD)60.081330.641
mad (not glad)59.969624.3180
sensible (not ludicrous)59.573328.0523
eloquent (not unpolished)59.581528.6442
🧢 (not 🎩)59.557532.8151
angelic (not demonic)59.271623.1505
decisive (not hesitant)59.295831.4538
French (not Russian)59.271334.526
Greek (not Roman)59.228126.625
earth (not air)59.281631.742
industrial (not domestic)59.055728.4374
crazy (not sane)59.061926.1194
vintage (not trendy)58.894229.537
🐮 (not 🐷)58.761728.0187
pop (not indie)58.733030.335
mature (not juvenile)58.672526.6439
factual (not exaggerating)58.663432.055
freak (not normie)58.667428.170
western (not eastern)58.485133.2242
expressive (not monotone)58.482435.225
often crying (not never cries)58.252230.425
giving (not receiving)58.182432.618
pretentious (not unassuming)57.973628.2157
dry (not moist)57.857229.930
chivalrous (not businesslike)57.757730.753
analysis (not common sense)57.672526.626
frugal (not lavish)57.569924.3532
heathen (not devout)57.551528.4494
vibrant (not geriatric)57.598127.541
weird (not normal)57.481425.9595
practical (not imaginative)57.486029.9461
profound (not ironic)57.449931.063
cheesy (not chic)57.467434.516
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.482734.328
natural-talent (not hard-work)57.235627.464
self-disciplined (not disorganized)57.1103531.2595
suspicious (not awkward)57.190327.1522
charming (not awkward)57.087527.1587
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.092427.2356
clean (not perverted)57.092530.257
rational (not whimsical)56.981731.0537
reserved (not chatty)56.865629.5588
🐐 (not 🦒)56.886732.3225
political (not nonpolitical)56.774831.3541
sage (not whippersnapper)56.753930.525
funny (not humorless)56.681926.5589
wholesome (not salacious)56.676530.2164
claustrophobic (not spelunker)56.635431.531
vegan (not cannibal)56.567528.833
respectful (not rude)56.383324.3593
down2earth (not head@clouds)56.374931.7564
ambitious (not realistic)56.385433.662
manicured (not scruffy)56.293526.7560
self-destructive (not self-improving)56.170529.928
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.063028.1339
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.074524.9209
kinky (not vanilla)55.968528.2573
self-assured (not self-conscious)55.9101631.5519
confidential (not gossiping)55.995630.5571
anarchist (not statist)55.759628.3191
explorer (not builder)55.666831.5533
avant-garde (not classical)55.652629.8419
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.6108628.4134
loud (not quiet)55.575726.4522
democratic (not authoritarian)55.574631.3509
existentialist (not nihilist)55.587930.1341
reasonable (not deranged)55.582727.0168
quirky (not predictable)55.567432.222
chortling (not giggling)55.292624.723
thrifty (not extravagant)55.268627.252
introvert (not extrovert)55.153128.8549
subjective (not objective)55.160830.6395
corporate (not freelance)55.156631.431
hoarder (not unprepared)54.988225.9474
equitable (not hypocritical)54.874528.4449
washed (not muddy)54.789925.820
debased (not pure)54.666925.8555
💔 (not 💝)54.662534.6220
refined (not rugged)54.583128.4570
Swedish (not Italian)54.459130.526
reliable (not experimental)54.480232.242
astonishing (not methodical)54.349931.7537
🐿 (not 🦇)54.381131.9140
proactive (not reactive)54.256029.618
transparent (not machiavellian)54.170435.225
subdued (not exuberant)54.050729.828
grateful (not entitled)54.069326.756
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.960531.948
paranoid (not naive)53.992329.124
complimentary (not insulting)53.878325.7400
on-time (not tardy)53.8100229.262
tautology (not oxymoron)53.840325.415
straightforward (not cryptic)53.7111832.8598
🤑 (not 🤠)53.755530.4156
concise (not long-winded)53.770731.916
lenient (not strict)53.662227.1577
preppy (not punk rock)53.687532.737
stoic (not expressive)53.458231.6591
jealous (not compersive)53.474226.2486
minimalist (not pack rat)53.479331.4159
🤐 (not 😜)53.475131.4148
accepting (not judgemental)53.366530.2453
circular (not linear)53.362930.637
empirical (not theoretical)53.283530.6493
arcane (not mainstream)53.284229.9520
socialist (not libertarian)53.137331.7467
literal (not metaphorical)53.1100932.3496
picky (not always down)53.190727.828
short (not tall)53.060321.3524
variable (not consistent)53.049531.838
social (not reclusive)52.984528.9242
🧗 (not 🛌)52.998635.2254
white knight (not bad boy)52.988033.031
interrupting (not attentive)52.871932.343
still (not twitchy)52.754633.374
angry (not good-humored)52.667124.5466
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.656931.8384
🦄 (not 🐴)52.663534.2169
😎 (not 🧐)52.479532.1181
🥵 (not 🥶)52.482231.252
melee (not ranged)52.352327.527
😇 (not 😈)52.179127.2180
unfixable (not fixable)52.055431.444
🤖 (not 👻)51.871129.5156
backdoor (not official)51.686432.2504
varied (not repetitive)51.651330.7304
lost (not enlightened)51.684232.824
fearmongering (not reassuring)51.665632.223
sarcastic (not genuine)51.474529.6585
demure (not vain)51.172825.8490
deep (not epic)51.172335.038
specialist (not generalist)51.0103534.4383
🙃 (not 🥰)51.075833.9229
🤫 (not 🤔)51.054334.9151
humble (not arrogant)50.167426.4578
🥳 (not 🥴)50.965732.8166
rigid (not flexible)50.893228.0539
monochrome (not multicolored)50.779733.2373
stylish (not slovenly)50.6103027.0520
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.660428.235
trusting (not charming)50.572830.1549

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. Eve Polastri (0.778)
  2. Clarke Griffin (0.776)
  3. Olivia Pope (0.767)
  4. Laurel Castillo (0.755)
  5. June Osborne (0.745)
  6. Elizabeth Swann (0.742)
  7. Dom Cobb (0.741)
  8. Claire Randall (0.735)
  9. Raquel Murillo (0.735)
  10. Emma Swan (0.733)
  1. Kermit (-0.405)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.382)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.357)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.328)
  5. Tommy (-0.326)
  6. Connor Roy (-0.315)
  7. Mike McLintock (-0.308)
  8. Jerry Gergich (-0.298)
  9. Jake Harper (-0.285)
  10. Cyndee Pokorny (-0.282)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.56)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.51)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.51)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.48)
  5. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.44)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.38)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.32)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.32)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.31)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.31)
  11. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.3)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.24)
  13. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.24)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.21)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.21)
  16. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.07)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.02)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.11)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.14)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.19)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.29)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.47)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.52)


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