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Addison Montgomery Personality Statistics

Addison Montgomery 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 👨‍🔧)91.12016.1186
manicured (not scruffy)90.210814.5546
high IQ (not low IQ)90.016113.0485
rich (not poor)89.513311.3528
competent (not incompetent)87.719216.1471
diligent (not lazy)87.233813.1552
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)87.29815.8153
beautiful (not ugly)87.125217.0409
driven (not unambitious)87.031016.4497
master (not apprentice)86.217118.3333
bold (not shy)85.736712.6586
valedictorian (not drop out)84.521120.7161
feminine (not masculine)84.414918.0590
feminist (not sexist)84.120716.6215
neurotypical (not autistic)84.12916.0473
attractive (not repulsive)83.823618.9630
privileged (not oppressed)83.821618.633
stylish (not slovenly)83.514517.8522
eloquent (not unpolished)83.515716.6447
genius (not dunce)83.316415.6657
pro (not noob)82.727921.0181
gendered (not androgynous)82.335923.4270
rhythmic (not stuttering)82.114421.426
bossy (not meek)82.030515.3541
specialist (not generalist)81.94417.6421
refined (not rugged)81.913420.1610
active (not slothful)81.734816.0503
scientific (not artistic)81.414918.4548
alpha (not beta)81.328720.2454
healthy (not sickly)81.322319.6472
metrosexual (not macho)81.36712.012
workaholic (not slacker)81.142716.9411
charming (not awkward)81.018418.7617
perceptive (not unobservant)80.943717.940
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.78617.0492
💃 (not 🧕)80.719420.7261
persistent (not quitter)80.668821.3149
urban (not rural)80.217024.4214
resourceful (not helpless)80.244418.7420
🐩 (not 🐒)80.013325.4167
egalitarian (not racist)79.748418.0146
mighty (not puny)79.727518.7550
prestigious (not disreputable)79.716919.7474
tall (not short)79.615314.9536
straight (not queer)79.638524.6290
go-getter (not slugabed)79.239220.6131
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.110021.6466
assertive (not passive)78.938020.6502
🧠 (not 💪)78.830123.6173
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.535127.837
emancipated (not enslaved)78.417019.8483
dominant (not submissive)78.340820.1557
coordinated (not clumsy)78.337321.3522
fast (not slow)78.223817.0563
complicated (not simple)78.026317.9460
presidential (not folksy)78.016120.020
worldly (not innocent)77.932316.5584
studious (not goof-off)77.940320.8185
precise (not vague)77.623120.7411
self-disciplined (not disorganized)77.349721.5549
playful (not shy)76.936817.8531
lustful (not chaste)76.622419.1571
spicy (not mild)76.631419.8530
direct (not roundabout)76.532622.9546
lavish (not frugal)76.418619.2484
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.218425.9496
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.616425.6174
human (not animalistic)75.541122.0431
high-tech (not low-tech)75.018620.0473
civilized (not barbaric)74.742522.6519
intellectual (not physical)74.638321.8573
modern (not historical)74.620322.5379
scholarly (not crafty)74.511023.9547
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.149623.2513
extrovert (not introvert)74.031322.3544
confident (not insecure)73.845224.4622
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.720324.0367
fresh (not stinky)73.642925.5230
efficient (not overprepared)73.322126.725
believable (not poorly-written)73.255627.026
independent (not codependent)73.038628.5536
decisive (not hesitant)72.547923.9509
alert (not oblivious)72.545223.9130
bookish (not sporty)72.444322.4447
captain (not first-mate)72.133327.2498
feisty (not gracious)71.846222.6446
competitive (not cooperative)71.747425.2577
🤑 (not 🤠)71.622927.5154
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.548823.0507
mature (not juvenile)71.535922.7425
extraordinary (not mundane)71.446424.6527
ferocious (not pacifist)71.444521.6532
vibrant (not geriatric)71.443026.022
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.320122.3198
legit (not scrub)71.254625.1232
suspicious (not awkward)71.042419.9493
thin (not thick)70.828924.5397
neat (not messy)70.746526.0404
👟 (not 🥾)70.621630.0148
pretentious (not unassuming)70.232923.6176
normal (not weird)70.114222.8560
real (not philosophical)70.132723.4407
frenzied (not sleepy)70.156617.229
charming (not trusting)70.028123.6504
cool (not dorky)69.735225.1149
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.651227.9131
sturdy (not flimsy)69.651421.831
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.551527.6489
tense (not relaxed)69.463621.4561
straightforward (not cryptic)69.441226.3538
practical (not imaginative)69.342523.8443
loud (not quiet)69.241920.7566
disarming (not creepy)69.151820.9286
intense (not lighthearted)69.055028.930
treasure (not trash)68.971628.6178
jealous (not compersive)68.829424.1525
ranged (not melee)68.815628.317
hard (not soft)68.740822.3393
liberal (not conservative)68.639027.2193
basic (not hipster)68.338224.2510
exuberant (not subdued)68.239022.827
work-first (not family-first)67.738925.9526
social (not reclusive)67.737725.0243
resistant (not resigned)67.656324.4490
factual (not poetic)67.434923.829
skeptical (not spiritual)67.361224.2529
works hard (not plays hard)67.357923.8537
rebellious (not obedient)66.853122.8459
🎩 (not 🧢)66.845330.7146
individualist (not communal)66.742326.1363
tasteful (not lewd)66.649524.5557
Italian (not Swedish)66.532528.331
literal (not metaphorical)66.337325.3482
transient (not permanent)66.314526.7271
arrogant (not humble)66.149322.1529
🌟 (not 💩)66.171232.0153
official (not backdoor)65.627726.9480
brave (not careful)65.551825.0540
involved (not remote)65.363425.9497
resolute (not wavering)65.358427.4150
strict (not lenient)65.145523.4571
technophile (not luddite)65.027923.3368
English (not German)65.081529.024
guarded (not open)64.771225.6494
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.750931.027
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.640426.8451
rational (not whimsical)64.451126.7575
interesting (not tiresome)64.365528.7474
romantic (not dispassionate)64.363428.826
wise (not foolish)64.046224.8574
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.046227.9410
hard (not soft)63.951022.6513
offended (not chill)63.947425.423
scandalous (not proper)63.744024.8484
chatty (not reserved)63.546225.5565
kinky (not vanilla)63.540025.7470
bold (not serious)63.345227.6545
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.245926.9517
mathematical (not literary)63.224228.3497
💔 (not 💝)63.233432.8243
wild (not tame)63.057224.9481
vain (not demure)62.746523.1489
reliable (not experimental)62.747625.823
suspicious (not trusting)62.652726.3502
mainstream (not arcane)62.522625.1470
😏 (not 😬)62.445131.1150
sensible (not ludicrous)62.353725.8499
hoarder (not unprepared)62.351320.9380
obsessed (not aloof)62.256324.2496
📈 (not 📉)62.256630.8135
armoured (not vulnerable)62.159626.2453
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.065528.5511
Greek (not Roman)62.013728.824
flamboyant (not modest)61.943426.3589
hedonist (not monastic)61.841524.596
debased (not pure)61.742922.8480
indulgent (not sober)61.648225.7564
realist (not idealist)61.642128.5393
important (not irrelevant)61.692928.4277
curious (not apathetic)61.571626.8543
reasonable (not deranged)61.554325.7147
moody (not stable)61.465526.0559
😊 (not 🤣)61.457027.9166
serious (not playful)61.362924.3552
scheduled (not spontaneous)61.261429.0525
hurried (not leisurely)61.246325.7504
introspective (not not introspective)61.260226.4196
French (not Russian)61.251629.133
deviant (not average)61.159023.0400
open-minded (not close-minded)61.156125.1500
🦒 (not 🐐)61.110331.0240
soulful (not soulless)61.081925.8368
tactful (not indiscreet)61.061627.2149
🐘 (not 🐀)60.939829.1226
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)60.962230.028
enlightened (not lost)60.837125.228
atheist (not theist)60.755328.4341
🧗 (not 🛌)60.662629.8224
hunter (not gatherer)60.655229.222
biased (not impartial)60.575425.0495
🤺 (not 🏌)60.579231.5145
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.554930.520
mischievous (not well behaved)60.362025.6506
bitter (not sweet)60.348422.9499
concrete (not abstract)60.353428.6146
preppy (not punk rock)60.360731.532
political (not nonpolitical)60.252227.7442
narcissistic (not low self esteem)60.261130.220
nerd (not jock)60.161727.3521
tight (not loose)60.071128.030
tailor (not blacksmith)60.065632.524
sarcastic (not genuine)59.945826.1557
existentialist (not nihilist)59.955926.5306
quarrelsome (not warm)59.857025.8549
sheriff (not outlaw)59.848628.0505
judgemental (not accepting)59.851827.5371
outsider (not insider)59.748128.1405
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.676623.7131
rigid (not flexible)59.553724.1505
self-improving (not self-destructive)59.539229.937
methodical (not astonishing)59.461528.2499
bright (not depressed)59.448123.8461
kind (not cruel)59.381922.8540
salacious (not wholesome)59.343529.9150
expressive (not stoic)59.259027.3550
smooth (not rough)59.146328.4499
extreme (not moderate)59.170625.4477
libertarian (not socialist)58.846227.6399
flourishing (not traumatized)58.626430.921
fixable (not unfixable)58.660626.925
mad (not glad)58.361227.7160
empirical (not theoretical)58.250928.7424
orderly (not chaotic)58.159128.4514
traitorous (not loyal)58.122825.5576
mysterious (not unambiguous)58.143328.1534
😈 (not 😇)57.949926.4169
authoritarian (not democratic)57.846328.9516
impulsive (not cautious)57.654327.3511
funny (not humorless)57.563926.9589
classical (not avant-garde)57.360028.3406
cold (not warm)57.149024.7471
miserable (not joyful)56.966923.9151
loveable (not punchable)56.770630.928
western (not eastern)56.676635.2207
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.566328.3412
statist (not anarchist)56.356326.8182
multicolored (not monochrome)56.250429.9408
😜 (not 🤐)56.051231.3127
😎 (not 🧐)55.959732.9158
sad (not happy)55.770522.2540
😭 (not 😀)55.751928.9157
impatient (not patient)55.274028.9243
deep (not shallow)55.274328.0200
🦇 (not 🐿)55.246532.3142
good-humored (not angry)55.063824.7483
nurturing (not poisonous)55.072225.8306
industrial (not domestic)55.058728.8333
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.050932.7179
objective (not subjective)54.944628.2340
sorrowful (not cheery)54.770824.3569
cunning (not honorable)54.746526.6576
heathen (not devout)54.747524.9474
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.563030.4307
heroic (not villainous)54.490423.9573
🥳 (not 🥴)54.345428.5159
selfish (not altruistic)54.152724.9559
street-smart (not sheltered)54.178429.5420
respectful (not rude)54.071323.4560
pronatalist (not child free)54.035133.0442
crazy (not sane)53.962428.1163
calm (not anxious)53.845628.3483
repetitive (not varied)53.775926.7291
chortling (not giggling)53.779826.628
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.670432.1155
sunny (not gloomy)53.651128.423
consistent (not variable)53.674227.124
gossiping (not confidential)53.540928.0520
hypocritical (not equitable)53.551428.1415
minimalist (not pack rat)53.564026.5151
🦄 (not 🐴)53.550033.3159
🤔 (not 🤫)53.475033.1150
conventional (not creative)53.252429.0528
private (not gregarious)53.276726.6508
orange (not purple)53.056431.9422
demonic (not angelic)53.050822.8540
morning lark (not night owl)53.044031.5351
musical (not off-key)53.049326.628
linear (not circular)53.058330.926
regular (not zany)52.847932.2133
utilitarian (not decorative)52.781828.4354
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.586325.1299
👻 (not 🤖)52.563829.8131
🐮 (not 🐷)52.577528.4226
triggered (not trolling)52.485628.519
emotional (not logical)52.269427.1575
optimistic (not pessimistic)52.261027.1439
secretive (not open-book)52.082427.224
dry (not moist)51.563828.425
old (not young)51.450819.0552
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.368729.9529
builder (not explorer)51.362828.6478
instinctual (not reasoned)51.274429.5513
👽 (not 🤡)51.171828.7143
freelance (not corporate)51.173631.833
fortunate (not unlucky)50.163127.5567
unorthodox (not traditional)50.972529.4378
intimate (not formal)50.166429.0234
cannibal (not vegan)50.263432.625
vengeful (not forgiving)50.766328.2531
insulting (not complimentary)50.760926.1394
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.364028.240
edgy (not politically correct)50.676727.1504
🙃 (not 🥰)50.662831.5235
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.565529.5384
sage (not whippersnapper)50.562630.814

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Olivia Pope (0.844)
  2. Diane Lockhart (0.842)
  3. Lady Mary Crawley (0.841)
  4. Abbey Bartlet (0.822)
  5. Rachel Menken (0.822)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.581)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.57)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.506)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.495)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.463)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.56)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.55)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.5)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.45)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.41)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.38)
  8. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.38)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.32)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.31)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.3)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.29)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.27)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.21)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.1)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.04)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.04)
  20. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.02)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.01)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.07)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.08)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.09)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.13)


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