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Michael Corleone Personality Statistics

Michael Corleone is a character from The Godfather. 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
Italian (not Swedish)92.71215.958
secretive (not open-book)91.5348.540
perceptive (not unobservant)90.41069.949
guarded (not open)89.85813.552
important (not irrelevant)89.711321.238
rich (not poor)89.114412.148
workaholic (not slacker)87.221016.448
masculine (not feminine)86.019318.139
dominant (not submissive)85.722119.638
high IQ (not low IQ)85.728616.659
straight (not queer)85.716822.836
coordinated (not clumsy)85.518719.938
alpha (not beta)85.419522.636
serious (not playful)85.313717.552
vengeful (not forgiving)85.214013.945
persistent (not quitter)85.048615.859
go-getter (not slugabed)84.920317.533
active (not slothful)84.524716.544
driven (not unambitious)84.442519.144
deep (not shallow)84.25715.438
believable (not poorly-written)84.110212.952
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.028217.841
confidential (not gossiping)84.016915.545
intense (not lighthearted)84.020521.843
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.720423.051
confident (not insecure)83.617820.736
presidential (not folksy)83.67716.946
resourceful (not helpless)83.432223.850
competent (not incompetent)82.733620.026
diligent (not lazy)82.654716.245
reserved (not chatty)82.49721.450
hard (not soft)82.113619.348
alert (not oblivious)82.018723.341
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.923119.747
assertive (not passive)81.728719.738
genius (not dunce)81.321717.344
strict (not lenient)81.215521.639
utilitarian (not decorative)81.17619.443
decisive (not hesitant)80.826719.637
stoic (not expressive)80.56423.528
miserable (not joyful)80.412814.340
competitive (not cooperative)80.330624.654
intellectual (not physical)80.226716.642
studious (not goof-off)80.232624.757
tactful (not indiscreet)79.910023.146
quiet (not loud)79.710221.152
judgemental (not accepting)79.518520.259
🐴 (not 🦄)79.49323.037
precise (not vague)79.320521.347
mysterious (not unambiguous)79.112022.241
complicated (not simple)79.023821.545
sad (not happy)78.812815.339
suspicious (not trusting)78.822622.940
hard (not soft)78.720120.243
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.723717.043
skeptical (not spiritual)78.527620.253
tight (not loose)78.222515.253
empirical (not theoretical)78.11824.042
mighty (not puny)78.032323.648
angry (not good-humored)77.910717.345
sorrowful (not cheery)77.714915.242
authoritarian (not democratic)77.517923.764
neat (not messy)77.529623.947
formal (not intimate)77.514221.736
worldly (not innocent)77.433617.145
🧠 (not 💪)77.434022.254
captain (not first-mate)77.426226.951
conservative (not liberal)77.29021.536
rational (not whimsical)77.222226.048
mad (not glad)77.119219.649
legit (not scrub)77.134421.737
cool (not dorky)77.019423.254
gloomy (not sunny)77.019714.749
private (not gregarious)76.920220.648
wise (not foolish)76.821121.755
bitter (not sweet)76.820018.244
cold (not warm)76.717919.646
knowledgeable (not ignorant)76.739726.052
independent (not codependent)76.431026.453
obsessed (not aloof)76.221421.049
methodical (not astonishing)76.118221.251
introspective (not not introspective)76.117026.638
tense (not relaxed)75.745224.837
dry (not moist)75.610022.546
introvert (not extrovert)75.511118.548
gendered (not androgynous)75.564931.335
sexist (not feminist)75.414319.635
sturdy (not flimsy)75.436425.648
suspicious (not awkward)75.232019.641
fresh (not stinky)75.039525.440
bossy (not meek)74.849325.145
humorless (not funny)74.610918.547
practical (not imaginative)74.528923.355
🦇 (not 🐿)74.115922.936
attractive (not repulsive)74.052021.143
resolute (not wavering)74.031527.434
🤐 (not 😜)73.917629.230
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.822525.246
interesting (not tiresome)73.837925.442
manicured (not scruffy)73.650820.546
master (not apprentice)73.545427.645
mature (not juvenile)73.431823.343
🎩 (not 🧢)73.333927.542
macho (not metrosexual)73.213920.044
respectful (not rude)73.033224.242
night owl (not morning lark)72.733923.841
eloquent (not unpolished)72.740926.837
ferocious (not pacifist)72.642826.243
street-smart (not sheltered)72.641728.144
bold (not shy)72.476327.848
pro (not noob)72.456125.939
😭 (not 😀)72.413823.050
stylish (not slovenly)72.241426.341
pronatalist (not child free)72.210922.934
rhythmic (not stuttering)72.145224.545
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.033023.843
tasteful (not lewd)71.834924.940
bookish (not sporty)71.845221.447
refined (not rugged)71.636427.049
young (not old)71.447419.041
🧗 (not 🛌)71.337525.443
extraordinary (not mundane)71.346622.255
cruel (not kind)71.217717.733
privileged (not oppressed)71.151127.251
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.058830.543
permanent (not transient)71.019730.246
🌟 (not 💩)70.958525.634
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.748331.751
direct (not roundabout)70.549926.438
objective (not subjective)70.57525.747
😈 (not 😇)70.528621.146
English (not German)70.460225.347
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.443228.838
focused on the future (not focused on the present)70.312128.544
beautiful (not ugly)70.270827.242
works hard (not plays hard)70.152231.644
hunter (not gatherer)70.138728.337
armoured (not vulnerable)70.143227.239
rigid (not flexible)70.030924.942
cannibal (not vegan)69.927623.651
📈 (not 📉)69.928431.540
charming (not awkward)69.843822.751
western (not eastern)69.820030.331
frenzied (not sleepy)69.857621.546
chortling (not giggling)69.834722.346
monastic (not hedonist)69.47525.531
🤺 (not 🏌)69.453425.844
loyal (not traitorous)69.376228.334
builder (not explorer)69.320426.252
extreme (not moderate)69.051727.845
concrete (not abstract)68.631426.740
deviant (not average)68.543926.247
prestigious (not disreputable)68.445727.238
political (not nonpolitical)68.335126.950
🤑 (not 🤠)68.227726.440
biased (not impartial)68.148826.246
calm (not anxious)68.021229.043
quarrelsome (not warm)68.043419.848
arrogant (not humble)67.846726.435
demonic (not angelic)67.827019.148
valedictorian (not drop out)67.759428.635
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.626529.846
reclusive (not social)67.626323.048
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.550031.846
treasure (not trash)67.376526.047
sober (not indulgent)67.224129.147
Roman (not Greek)67.115833.437
logical (not emotional)67.026627.647
neurotypical (not autistic)67.067625.846
sage (not whippersnapper)67.021927.130
hoarder (not unprepared)66.933922.659
serious (not bold)66.923126.848
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.842525.931
depressed (not bright)66.822127.044
specialist (not generalist)66.735532.338
charming (not trusting)66.535931.146
spicy (not mild)66.552029.338
individualist (not communal)66.243132.245
🐩 (not 🐒)66.236427.249
subdued (not exuberant)66.216829.240
preppy (not punk rock)66.150729.342
fast (not slow)66.060824.152
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.939530.439
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.942029.940
🥴 (not 🥳)65.731424.646
🥾 (not 👟)65.731329.140
🤫 (not 🤔)65.69531.530
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.433427.647
disarming (not creepy)65.462727.345
genuine (not sarcastic)65.338429.760
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.165528.049
real (not philosophical)65.149530.546
moody (not stable)64.658627.840
traumatized (not flourishing)64.352826.938
👽 (not 🤡)64.236227.846
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)64.134332.434
urban (not rural)64.163627.438
😊 (not 🤣)63.949920.142
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.627435.432
orderly (not chaotic)63.448431.442
poisonous (not nurturing)63.432228.251
unfixable (not fixable)63.425627.139
vibrant (not geriatric)63.366530.346
factual (not poetic)63.244624.337
resistant (not resigned)63.173030.845
literal (not metaphorical)63.049428.545
efficient (not overprepared)63.060228.342
classical (not avant-garde)62.845329.945
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.830130.939
ranged (not melee)62.732227.637
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.645623.929
industrial (not domestic)62.538032.240
🐘 (not 🐀)62.534529.942
soulless (not soulful)62.419729.043
theist (not atheist)62.127630.333
cautious (not impulsive)61.844432.243
sensible (not ludicrous)61.854228.539
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.640129.339
devout (not heathen)61.545728.450
lavish (not frugal)61.440026.642
pretentious (not unassuming)61.452825.332
cunning (not honorable)61.237829.049
involved (not remote)61.177231.139
outlaw (not sheriff)61.049932.349
mathematical (not literary)60.729233.231
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.574235.437
short (not tall)60.337622.239
monochrome (not multicolored)60.343834.043
Russian (not French)60.325725.945
reasoned (not instinctual)60.232931.148
shy (not playful)60.218024.646
🙃 (not 🥰)60.142331.041
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.039128.245
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.025627.142
modest (not flamboyant)59.953530.046
creative (not conventional)59.752828.552
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.750133.150
insider (not outsider)59.634934.336
debased (not pure)59.546428.141
🐮 (not 🐷)59.548429.737
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)59.577029.932
realist (not idealist)59.447932.350
family-first (not work-first)59.151634.337
tailor (not blacksmith)59.168332.045
🐐 (not 🦒)59.064730.937
thin (not thick)58.960531.443
jealous (not compersive)58.647830.737
egalitarian (not racist)58.699426.241
corporate (not freelance)58.640132.949
reliable (not experimental)58.658027.952
healthy (not sickly)58.484731.745
purple (not orange)58.341433.849
official (not backdoor)57.942834.732
consistent (not variable)57.864531.249
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.666127.143
smooth (not rough)57.549832.645
enlightened (not lost)57.444328.443
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.350631.733
minimalist (not pack rat)57.353327.939
hurried (not leisurely)57.159525.534
😏 (not 😬)57.056730.243
patient (not impatient)56.936132.041
crazy (not sane)56.955827.233
arcane (not mainstream)56.858126.940
🤖 (not 👻)56.845130.730
civilized (not barbaric)56.680930.637
salacious (not wholesome)56.647130.235
linear (not circular)56.646730.933
triggered (not trolling)56.674328.738
rebellious (not obedient)56.570626.940
offended (not chill)56.564230.143
proper (not scandalous)56.355027.338
kinky (not vanilla)56.255331.243
libertarian (not socialist)56.159931.341
traditional (not unorthodox)56.147730.535
varied (not repetitive)55.930229.140
loveable (not punchable)55.972523.749
😎 (not 🧐)55.860231.644
basic (not hipster)55.672432.830
villainous (not heroic)55.529824.040
vain (not demure)55.559825.054
complimentary (not insulting)55.560530.732
cryptic (not straightforward)55.024632.345
emancipated (not enslaved)55.086433.140
crafty (not scholarly)55.071530.948
romantic (not dispassionate)55.085529.844
artistic (not scientific)54.855628.944
existentialist (not nihilist)54.874431.938
regular (not zany)54.743027.538
statist (not anarchist)54.560129.640
close-minded (not open-minded)54.341627.341
high-tech (not low-tech)54.255826.350
modern (not historical)54.068230.156
reasonable (not deranged)53.769532.942
💔 (not 💝)53.754634.238
unlucky (not fortunate)53.361628.653
selfish (not altruistic)53.354130.848
luddite (not technophile)53.162426.927
edgy (not politically correct)53.072726.937
apathetic (not curious)52.725629.332
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.474227.441
musical (not off-key)52.451423.539
feisty (not gracious)52.292129.552
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.265034.247
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.071327.946
mischievous (not well behaved)51.875832.139
normal (not weird)51.549523.031
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.554733.142
chaste (not lustful)51.451826.736
brave (not careful)51.384229.033
nerd (not jock)51.276928.534
equitable (not hypocritical)51.071227.751
animalistic (not human)50.935930.847
tame (not wild)50.352226.556
🧕 (not 💃)50.445231.449

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Gus Fring (0.856)
  2. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (0.845)
  3. Mr. Saito (0.83)
  4. Nick Fury (0.814)
  5. Vito Corleone (0.803)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.685)
  2. Denny (-0.642)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.635)
  4. Ling (-0.605)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.574)

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: ESFJ (r = 0.27)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.21)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.13)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.13)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.12)
  6. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.11)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.1)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.1)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.09)
  10. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.04)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.04)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.03)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.04)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.04)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.05)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.07)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.1)
  19. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.14)
  20. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.18)
  21. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.26)
  22. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.27)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.29)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.29)
  25. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.3)


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