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Myrtle Wilson Personality Statistics

Myrtle Wilson is a character from The Great Gatsby. 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
scandalous (not proper)87.36313.5634
lustful (not chaste)86.46416.0685
mischievous (not well behaved)85.719414.3640
💃 (not 🧕)85.610419.5271
backdoor (not official)85.45614.9646
playful (not shy)85.117913.7638
flamboyant (not modest)85.19114.6673
impulsive (not cautious)84.512614.8678
indulgent (not sober)84.59016.3651
emotional (not logical)84.38517.1640
drop out (not valedictorian)84.15418.0162
wild (not tame)84.017415.1628
freelance (not corporate)83.914712.138
chaotic (not orderly)83.811713.0661
bold (not shy)83.744415.4632
chatty (not reserved)83.217417.3621
moody (not stable)83.117913.9677
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)83.09416.2152
loud (not quiet)82.819815.7639
extrovert (not introvert)82.516316.8591
folksy (not presidential)82.56017.131
feisty (not gracious)82.419514.9932
unlucky (not fortunate)82.14418.2644
physical (not intellectual)81.96617.3618
foolish (not wise)81.56515.7674
salacious (not wholesome)81.511021.0152
self-destructive (not self-improving)81.511216.832
crafty (not scholarly)81.212312.9648
ignorant (not knowledgeable)81.24515.129
gossiping (not confidential)81.110120.6685
disreputable (not prestigious)80.75019.6547
vibrant (not geriatric)80.719518.037
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.615320.4386
exuberant (not subdued)80.614718.933
plays hard (not works hard)80.68417.9663
messy (not neat)80.610915.2576
pack rat (not minimalist)80.62816.0150
expressive (not stoic)80.418519.2606
🤡 (not 👽)80.42620.5158
disorganized (not self-disciplined)80.48117.8604
outlaw (not sheriff)80.418116.1672
intimate (not formal)80.35019.0232
instinctual (not reasoned)80.212116.9615
impatient (not patient)80.222918.3371
spontaneous (not scheduled)80.117019.6639
kinky (not vanilla)79.913016.4649
ludicrous (not sensible)79.89418.0614
bold (not serious)79.814116.8623
shallow (not deep)79.86620.6180
crazy (not sane)79.614418.5165
gendered (not androgynous)79.548424.1409
feminine (not masculine)79.321721.8680
lewd (not tasteful)79.26618.0676
debased (not pure)79.016518.2591
rebellious (not obedient)79.030820.4668
💔 (not 💝)78.99323.9236
selfish (not altruistic)78.819519.8615
experimental (not reliable)78.812722.539
edgy (not politically correct)78.719215.2596
night owl (not morning lark)78.721420.6535
cunning (not honorable)78.616916.1585
whimsical (not rational)78.412718.9623
unorthodox (not traditional)78.420020.2492
goof-off (not studious)78.413020.8139
transient (not permanent)78.31919.6346
gregarious (not private)78.110720.5596
playful (not serious)78.013219.2591
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.910619.1453
spicy (not mild)77.828619.4651
juvenile (not mature)77.815018.2471
metrosexual (not macho)77.712222.838
jealous (not compersive)77.614520.5608
artistic (not scientific)77.515816.3553
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)77.418323.5172
quarrelsome (not warm)77.226119.9622
head@clouds (not down2earth)77.114623.4573
vain (not demure)77.020219.5644
poor (not rich)76.911022.9636
unpolished (not eloquent)76.811521.2844
rude (not respectful)76.616116.3641
extreme (not moderate)76.536719.7647
social (not reclusive)76.421924.0251
heathen (not devout)76.311218.1628
frenzied (not sleepy)76.331215.129
poisonous (not nurturing)76.218518.4399
traitorous (not loyal)76.09822.4614
arrogant (not humble)75.931819.4634
😈 (not 😇)75.821619.6169
hedonist (not monastic)75.79926.688
biased (not impartial)75.326821.0569
low-tech (not high-tech)75.318021.9611
dunce (not genius)75.16518.9668
competitive (not cooperative)74.841023.4604
trash (not treasure)74.57921.4174
scrub (not legit)74.55820.0220
lost (not enlightened)74.515422.933
loose (not tight)74.411723.546
ferocious (not pacifist)74.338719.6603
multicolored (not monochrome)74.017427.2472
child free (not pronatalist)73.924724.4513
rugged (not refined)73.822422.0617
codependent (not independent)73.813627.7672
vengeful (not forgiving)73.729920.9584
nonpolitical (not political)73.78424.9540
slacker (not workaholic)73.610221.9435
outsider (not insider)73.417324.8608
persistent (not quitter)73.493826.2144
rough (not smooth)73.318020.3591
not introspective (not introspective)72.96825.7221
mad (not glad)72.928521.9151
lenient (not strict)72.818322.5564
orange (not purple)72.712127.4596
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.637726.2628
avant-garde (not classical)72.412222.0473
🐀 (not 🐘)72.312425.8244
deranged (not reasonable)72.220721.4167
anxious (not calm)72.130020.0589
decorative (not utilitarian)72.110425.1386
low IQ (not high IQ)71.95119.5856
hypocritical (not equitable)71.919922.0447
sad (not happy)71.827519.9605
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.818323.3206
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.719729.4256
traumatized (not flourishing)71.633623.547
insulting (not complimentary)71.625220.4431
💩 (not 🌟)71.411824.5156
stinky (not fresh)71.312422.8259
oblivious (not alert)71.314027.4160
clumsy (not coordinated)71.117421.3542
📉 (not 📈)71.13131.5149
incompetent (not competent)71.08423.0618
first-mate (not captain)70.833024.6563
lowbrow (not highbrow)70.79627.1591
bitter (not sweet)70.529821.7597
demonic (not angelic)70.423817.3615
idealist (not realist)70.422127.5454
zany (not regular)70.334428.0163
street-smart (not sheltered)70.345826.2599
😭 (not 😀)70.217924.7164
🤫 (not 🤔)69.94532.9133
flimsy (not sturdy)69.912622.535
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.937524.231
spontaneous (not deliberate)69.820827.4614
explorer (not builder)69.627522.8574
offended (not chill)69.534325.835
brave (not careful)69.442821.3614
melee (not ranged)69.310222.134
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.630525.026
sarcastic (not genuine)68.333123.9613
judgemental (not accepting)68.336926.3521
🤣 (not 😊)68.319624.9147
lavish (not frugal)68.229726.6611
real (not philosophical)68.239025.2538
🤑 (not 🤠)68.228030.4158
indiscreet (not tactful)68.111228.0164
deviant (not average)68.045525.1574
👻 (not 🤖)68.024129.8144
sporty (not bookish)67.927521.2577
🙃 (not 🥰)67.826027.8260
whippersnapper (not sage)67.822929.233
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.534632.3640
miserable (not joyful)67.542624.2149
off-key (not musical)67.525821.937
barbaric (not civilized)67.418519.7623
apprentice (not master)67.420726.7381
literary (not mathematical)67.336022.5528
villainous (not heroic)67.218318.0635
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.160327.8642
worldly (not innocent)66.962926.1663
weird (not normal)66.945621.5644
jock (not nerd)66.830121.4557
suspicious (not awkward)66.854825.7623
unfixable (not fixable)66.820525.434
cannibal (not vegan)66.533927.636
young (not old)66.259222.2617
enslaved (not emancipated)66.29327.3617
imaginative (not practical)66.123927.7554
abstract (not concrete)65.823826.8145
tailor (not blacksmith)65.852424.233
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.762829.4138
😜 (not 🤐)65.734533.7143
unobservant (not perceptive)65.59730.833
punchable (not loveable)65.426124.341
noob (not pro)65.413826.9137
obsessed (not aloof)65.346229.0628
helpless (not resourceful)65.37327.6483
vague (not precise)65.213423.8454
💪 (not 🧠)65.121827.0154
decisive (not hesitant)65.068326.3621
liberal (not conservative)65.049630.5156
suspicious (not trusting)64.649927.7587
bossy (not meek)64.570026.4671
flexible (not rigid)64.523726.8641
vulnerable (not armoured)64.523428.6615
depressed (not bright)64.329024.4590
secretive (not open-book)64.158127.930
hard (not soft)64.051226.1640
modern (not historical)64.045726.0488
atheist (not theist)63.946827.6394
anarchist (not statist)63.931526.7214
western (not eastern)63.944131.3237
moist (not dry)63.428924.423
romantic (not dispassionate)63.366832.034
intense (not lighthearted)63.168827.831
unprepared (not hoarder)62.820726.4492
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.831231.629
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.732431.7606
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.643629.3702
🛌 (not 🧗)62.623332.1248
cruel (not kind)62.524421.6585
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)62.528934.5144
open (not guarded)62.316027.6587
short (not tall)62.234321.9522
luddite (not technophile)62.235826.6528
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.243032.9596
hard (not soft)62.053826.8448
astonishing (not methodical)61.926827.2554
resistant (not resigned)61.977728.1538
🧢 (not 🎩)61.842134.8147
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)61.862430.426
straight (not queer)61.790629.9359
work-first (not family-first)61.650626.5563
straightforward (not cryptic)61.569130.4589
subjective (not objective)61.229430.3379
animalistic (not human)61.122026.9606
charming (not trusting)61.049527.5585
🐷 (not 🐮)61.024329.6214
🤺 (not 🏌)60.979528.9124
assertive (not passive)60.880628.6617
wavering (not resolute)60.814527.4127
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.777931.627
pretentious (not unassuming)60.554932.1171
beta (not alpha)60.134831.0630
neurotypical (not autistic)59.989926.7548
repetitive (not varied)59.755029.3352
angry (not good-humored)59.640924.9562
racist (not egalitarian)59.415426.8115
unpatriotic (not patriotic)59.014229.6122
punk rock (not preppy)58.941627.734
creative (not conventional)58.755629.2561
variable (not consistent)58.129933.342
involved (not remote)58.086328.8608
generalist (not specialist)57.924127.6313
lazy (not diligent)57.811926.0628
fast (not slow)57.882028.6585
individualist (not communal)57.464731.9440
🐐 (not 🦒)57.470933.0213
tiresome (not interesting)57.320429.7640
believable (not poorly-written)57.2114424.346
puny (not mighty)57.126227.0591
scruffy (not manicured)57.140829.3687
Italian (not Swedish)57.156531.231
direct (not roundabout)56.983131.3571
oppressed (not privileged)56.833528.440
skeptical (not spiritual)56.785227.9522
sorrowful (not cheery)56.667725.0594
curious (not apathetic)56.587128.6592
soulless (not soulful)56.526627.7428
irrelevant (not important)56.414228.7276
cold (not warm)56.350527.6612
libertarian (not socialist)56.160229.9478
gatherer (not hunter)55.751831.235
French (not Russian)55.670431.135
empirical (not theoretical)55.463729.5464
circular (not linear)55.348733.926
insecure (not confident)55.230130.7621
sickly (not healthy)55.224926.7617
Greek (not Roman)55.240728.528
beautiful (not ugly)54.9100226.7538
tense (not relaxed)54.897828.1581
🐴 (not 🦄)54.765634.2158
🐒 (not 🐩)54.552232.5161
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.540034.037
charming (not awkward)54.378126.5673
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.388332.1666
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)54.235534.2184
urban (not rural)54.188332.5253
😬 (not 😏)54.046234.7193
mundane (not extraordinary)53.931430.4641
dorky (not cool)53.852128.0148
driven (not unambitious)53.6116729.3577
feminist (not sexist)53.684326.5212
domestic (not industrial)53.553630.6446
triggered (not trolling)53.484930.432
chortling (not giggling)53.382332.530
funny (not humorless)53.073926.2586
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.038829.6439
stylish (not slovenly)52.980328.5657
active (not slothful)52.8110327.4599
uninspiring (not charismatic)52.722830.6850
go-getter (not slugabed)52.6112430.0122
gloomy (not sunny)52.670927.542
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.432430.3436
hipster (not basic)52.340530.8591
disarming (not creepy)52.394425.7383
English (not German)52.3113532.326
literal (not metaphorical)52.286230.8572
submissive (not dominant)52.041531.1594
complicated (not simple)51.989432.0648
poetic (not factual)51.750027.435
authoritarian (not democratic)51.658128.9474
🦇 (not 🐿)51.655234.6150
attractive (not repulsive)51.498627.2668
nihilist (not existentialist)51.442528.3339
🥴 (not 🥳)51.374934.3151
😎 (not 🧐)51.269333.2151
overprepared (not efficient)51.225628.325
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.172529.1771
provincial (not cosmopolitan)50.960533.2580
close-minded (not open-minded)50.150529.1616
👟 (not 🥾)50.766534.6162
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.567028.8557
mainstream (not arcane)50.553931.0606
thick (not thin)50.551928.0517
hurried (not leisurely)50.578730.4627

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ringo (0.858)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (0.854)
  3. Lydia Bennet (0.852)
  4. Ben Chang (0.844)
  5. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (0.833)
  1. Alfred Pennyworth (-0.694)
  2. Carlisle Cullen (-0.684)
  3. Donald Mallard (-0.671)
  4. Rupert Giles (-0.668)
  5. Sailor Mercury (-0.666)

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 = 0.78)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.75)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.74)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.67)
  5. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.62)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.51)
  7. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.39)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.38)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.38)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.35)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.32)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.28)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.23)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.16)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.16)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.08)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.07)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.03)
  19. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.13)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.24)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.24)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.47)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.54)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.71)


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