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Michael Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Michael is a character from The Good Place.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
motivated (not unmotivated)88.240112.976
driven (not unambitious)87.534015.3170
tall (not short)86.98013.1276
intellectual (not physical)85.818814.9139
old (not young)85.69320.4134
bookish (not sporty)85.628314.0155
manicured (not scruffy)84.931717.0123
asexual (not sexual)84.63922.4139
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.226716.6165
workaholic (not slacker)84.245217.1141
important (not irrelevant)83.944217.2442
🧠 (not 💪)83.131918.1436
rich (not poor)82.334817.9107
involved (not remote)82.313918.4109
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.715316.9337
persistent (not quitter)81.596923.0382
high IQ (not low IQ)81.064319.3179
🎩 (not 🧢)80.827223.3350
privileged (not oppressed)80.136723.1157
diligent (not lazy)79.994219.4135
refined (not rugged)79.822520.8120
extraordinary (not mundane)79.836321.3157
playful (not shy)79.745119.7107
extravagant (not thrifty)79.623321.4119
stylish (not slovenly)79.434421.5122
metrosexual (not macho)79.411620.3137
frenzied (not sleepy)79.429219.5170
overachiever (not underachiever)79.456522.8138
complicated (not simple)78.936421.4118
machiavellian (not transparent)78.916722.493
social (not reclusive)78.627321.2378
builder (not explorer)78.46525.5124
tense (not relaxed)78.353918.2104
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.750024.4131
believable (not poorly-written)77.750219.4176
washed (not muddy)77.530523.586
rebellious (not obedient)77.449825.0112
nerd (not jock)77.445424.3162
tailor (not blacksmith)77.421325.4149
chatty (not reserved)76.938018.6102
exuberant (not subdued)76.928524.2161
perceptive (not unobservant)76.483522.3185
anxious (not calm)76.330218.3126
go-getter (not slugabed)76.375421.1267
ambitious (not realistic)76.133824.8138
good-humored (not angry)76.035618.9117
eloquent (not unpolished)75.847525.7117
mischievous (not well behaved)75.654623.0125
active (not slothful)75.684819.9159
bold (not shy)75.6100123.4139
weird (not normal)75.538119.5171
creative (not conventional)75.333627.8149
egalitarian (not racist)75.299822.6308
🎨 (not 🏀)75.259123.2121
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.060823.6348
interested (not bored)74.945522.5118
urban (not rural)74.847425.4338
extrovert (not introvert)74.542424.0133
dramatic (not no-nonsense)74.433423.6118
analysis (not common sense)74.228724.984
fixable (not unfixable)74.118126.0168
opinionated (not neutral)73.997822.3154
experimental (not reliable)73.927025.9172
deviant (not average)73.646720.6122
crazy (not sane)73.535319.6356
unorthodox (not traditional)73.347028.3178
preppy (not punk rock)73.351227.5151
treasure (not trash)73.295925.5471
lavish (not frugal)73.032124.7120
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)73.030326.469
💃 (not 🧕)72.957623.0329
cultured (not rustic)72.939927.375
valedictorian (not drop out)72.871827.6394
🦄 (not 🐴)72.825428.9338
cocky (not timid)72.875224.076
moody (not stable)72.760422.8124
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.775124.8197
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.326527.2330
fresh (not stinky)72.271825.4329
two-faced (not one-faced)72.127326.9137
on-time (not tardy)72.171626.1137
extreme (not moderate)72.065123.0147
zany (not regular)72.043823.7339
interesting (not tiresome)71.968524.3159
funny (not humorless)71.951423.4160
loud (not quiet)71.654820.8163
master (not apprentice)71.572825.3179
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)71.565429.5179
obsessed (not aloof)71.246425.7106
vibrant (not geriatric)71.266625.7172
charming (not trusting)70.937823.6126
secretive (not open-book)70.765426.9181
trolling (not triggered)70.713626.0169
curious (not apathetic)70.563028.6137
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.543823.9122
paranoid (not naive)70.542224.888
fantastical (not realistic)70.134529.1124
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)70.037927.9149
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.037625.7167
specialist (not generalist)70.037426.8100
expressive (not monotone)70.063624.592
English (not German)69.999630.7167
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.858826.0182
genius (not dunce)69.775723.1317
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.650425.6131
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)69.637431.3107
child free (not pronatalist)69.652329.5113
healthy (not sickly)69.584626.4212
formal (not intimate)69.540625.5318
pensive (not serene)69.562222.5103
resourceful (not helpless)69.3115727.0143
presidential (not folksy)69.349725.6158
expressive (not stoic)69.259826.3119
biased (not impartial)69.063824.5155
pretentious (not unassuming)69.050826.0388
cosmopolitan (not provincial)68.736926.7171
feminist (not sexist)68.390525.8286
queen (not princess)68.370932.974
freak (not normie)68.151727.2150
vintage (not trendy)68.184030.5100
overspender (not penny-pincher)68.036327.9293
beautiful (not ugly)67.9120224.4183
worldly (not innocent)67.789128.0160
opinionated (not jealous)67.791425.372
fast-talking (not slow-talking)67.666223.9164
dorky (not cool)67.541325.5333
neat (not messy)67.477929.7179
purple (not orange)67.332529.2152
jaded (not innocent)67.383927.672
philosophical (not real)67.115529.6130
masculine (not feminine)66.788122.3185
cryptic (not straightforward)66.716326.2139
fast (not slow)66.790624.5122
flamboyant (not modest)66.652625.5125
introspective (not not introspective)66.571427.0271
idealist (not realist)66.344331.2204
loveable (not punchable)66.274827.4179
political (not nonpolitical)66.156628.0109
bad-cook (not good-cook)66.042227.396
clean (not perverted)66.090028.3137
open-minded (not close-minded)65.968727.1117
🌟 (not 💩)65.8114128.8376
sunny (not gloomy)65.850927.5174
cannibal (not vegan)65.848928.3157
prideful (not envious)65.897028.4167
competent (not incompetent)65.7125027.8178
main character (not side character)65.666928.255
arcane (not mainstream)65.555126.7113
OCD (not ADHD)65.477731.6109
hedonist (not monastic)65.345327.0222
😜 (not 🤐)65.354228.5333
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.399228.0155
haunted (not blissful)65.388325.6150
chosen one (not everyman)65.356027.073
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.245325.5135
fire (not water)65.279432.8131
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.170128.4140
soft (not hard)65.052327.3146
variable (not consistent)64.827530.5169
works hard (not plays hard)64.794330.3152
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.768729.1175
morning lark (not night owl)64.634227.8156
twitchy (not still)64.672225.2159
thin (not thick)64.569524.7134
prestigious (not disreputable)64.581426.2111
oxymoron (not tautology)64.528228.144
high-tech (not low-tech)64.358129.4147
queer (not straight)64.322826.0123
quirky (not predictable)64.252128.387
demanding (not unchallenging)64.1121026.9130
soft (not hard)64.153326.5169
vain (not demure)64.062126.2141
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.063430.5407
🐩 (not 🐒)64.061532.3340
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)63.956831.3152
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.955829.1133
resistant (not resigned)63.7107327.7237
hurried (not leisurely)63.761524.9150
captain (not first-mate)63.770331.2156
chaotic (not orderly)63.664429.1125
🧗 (not 🛌)63.689130.3371
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.535629.1171
mighty (not puny)63.5104028.2134
wild (not tame)63.587225.7200
pointed (not random)63.5113730.3120
assertive (not passive)63.4109628.6168
badass (not weakass)63.4117228.1126
playful (not serious)63.347725.4115
smooth (not rough)63.355426.398
📈 (not 📉)63.382831.0386
cheery (not sorrowful)63.146826.3126
dominant (not submissive)63.1101727.9189
imaginative (not practical)63.042230.1136
industrial (not domestic)62.952127.9131
arrogant (not humble)62.877525.6123
flower child (not goth)62.888627.771
cynical (not gullible)62.889028.195
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.791429.5102
soulful (not soulless)62.7125129.1172
😀 (not 😭)62.753327.3350
ranged (not melee)62.645326.6127
🏌 (not 🤺)62.417432.9384
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.384333.2138
bossy (not meek)62.3109626.8150
legit (not scrub)62.3119627.8286
wise (not foolish)62.176826.0148
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.057032.4141
French (not Russian)62.073931.4122
circular (not linear)62.036632.2152
tight (not loose)62.097323.8173
methodical (not astonishing)61.982428.6146
western (not eastern)61.889432.0287
alpha (not beta)61.798429.8172
tactful (not indiscreet)61.787628.8345
factual (not poetic)61.673728.3179
hypochondriac (not stoic)61.635526.457
scientific (not artistic)61.575730.7137
multicolored (not monochrome)61.557432.8110
anarchist (not statist)61.556129.8297
👟 (not 🥾)61.564532.2390
liberal (not conservative)61.489729.6321
deep (not shallow)61.491529.5488
competitive (not cooperative)61.294531.5111
outlaw (not sheriff)61.275730.9149
abstract (not concrete)61.044831.2354
💝 (not 💔)61.068330.3319
👽 (not 🤡)60.967532.7360
Swedish (not Italian)60.852829.5136
cheesy (not chic)60.770930.880
suspicious (not trusting)60.681928.7170
sheltered (not street-smart)60.547631.498
tasteful (not lewd)60.2103025.4127
ludicrous (not sensible)60.251727.5118
precise (not vague)60.2103827.6151
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.266830.3418
long-winded (not concise)60.247728.391
reasoned (not instinctual)60.149627.8159
debased (not pure)60.165228.7143
heathen (not devout)59.953827.1132
warm (not cold)59.984126.5186
civilized (not barbaric)59.8112827.0126
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')59.818030.081
emotional (not unemotional)59.5119830.461
giving (not receiving)59.499930.068
gossiping (not confidential)59.346128.2167
pop (not indie)59.336229.667
ferocious (not pacifist)59.297329.0135
scandalous (not proper)59.178328.6113
demonic (not angelic)59.060229.9123
mathematical (not literary)59.047431.0112
technophile (not luddite)59.059928.2114
sarcastic (not genuine)59.068130.7153
winter (not summer)59.071232.088
charming (not awkward)58.9102527.9132
forgiving (not vengeful)58.981830.3121
self-disciplined (not disorganized)58.9124330.7131
genocidal (not not genocidal)58.937730.084
radical (not centrist)58.975427.569
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.895029.8111
existentialist (not nihilist)58.895332.1127
pro (not noob)58.6130828.4393
rock (not rap)58.5156430.489
devoted (not unfaithful)58.3153228.274
logical (not emotional)58.166829.5137
generous (not stingy)58.1104426.2136
impatient (not patient)58.0101329.6166
glad (not mad)57.962126.3352
traumatized (not flourishing)57.8110629.6156
prudish (not flirtatious)57.864827.771
roundabout (not direct)57.731631.9171
bold (not serious)57.686627.5185
guarded (not open)57.5132927.9114
corporate (not freelance)57.561333.1162
respectful (not rude)57.4103226.5165
protagonist (not antagonist)57.4132229.380
deranged (not reasonable)57.362027.4356
intense (not lighthearted)57.3119829.7165
kind (not cruel)57.2133225.0125
studious (not goof-off)57.1122428.3343
spicy (not mild)57.0109528.6219
hoarder (not unprepared)57.0101129.9130
neurotypical (not autistic)56.9139930.0144
suspicious (not awkward)56.8110429.9132
gregarious (not private)56.556428.5126
happy (not sad)56.455526.3166
feisty (not gracious)56.4121927.6140
alert (not oblivious)56.4117729.9380
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.474132.8128
hypocritical (not equitable)56.368728.6236
🧐 (not 😎)56.373332.3378
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)56.386232.6373
plastic (not wooden)56.230132.4104
socialist (not libertarian)56.036129.9126
historical (not modern)56.071431.9111
heroic (not villainous)55.9137128.0147
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.942830.6144
epic (not deep)55.974929.3113
crafty (not scholarly)55.8104331.2151
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.8128629.6345
air (not earth)55.840033.6132
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.772831.7191
attractive (not repulsive)55.6142327.3132
codependent (not independent)55.655930.9127
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.6104428.5159
whimsical (not rational)55.567728.1132
theist (not atheist)55.558536.2145
lover (not fighter)55.583428.5144
authoritarian (not democratic)55.471629.8108
hunter (not gatherer)55.396630.7139
insecure (not confident)55.246229.6193
classical (not avant-garde)55.296931.8119
hipster (not basic)55.160229.5119
politically correct (not edgy)55.170731.8120
dramatic (not comedic)55.1127030.0131
warm (not quarrelsome)55.077727.6155
🐮 (not 🐷)54.9109030.2300
often crying (not never cries)54.971930.772
picky (not always down)54.8101229.366
sweet (not bitter)54.790825.2142
theoretical (not empirical)54.645631.5154
literal (not metaphorical)54.5116532.3179
emancipated (not enslaved)54.5134631.0140
romantic (not dispassionate)54.5132829.9190
unlucky (not fortunate)54.394230.5142
thinker (not doer)54.351030.8131
indulgent (not sober)54.295129.9125
cunning (not honorable)54.170130.3290
altruistic (not selfish)54.1107828.5211
subjective (not objective)54.182331.8139
outsider (not insider)54.093331.6159
official (not backdoor)54.076731.8141
gendered (not androgynous)54.0173132.2158
wholesome (not salacious)54.0106730.7333
interrupting (not attentive)54.081030.5117
entitled (not grateful)54.088328.4117
skeptical (not spiritual)53.9136832.2142
optimistic (not pessimistic)53.988129.1105
🥳 (not 🥴)53.968830.2380
offended (not chill)53.9104428.3173
musical (not off-key)53.971330.1179
exaggerating (not factual)53.891033.1128
brave (not careful)53.7122629.7177
judgemental (not accepting)53.694428.9133
🤣 (not 😊)53.565632.9387
😬 (not 😏)53.469331.6338
stubborn (not accommodating)53.4146429.2158
bright (not depressed)53.391027.1101
non-gamer (not gamer)53.3118136.4126
individualist (not communal)53.2115132.7121
🐿 (not 🦇)53.2107432.9336
sage (not whippersnapper)53.284330.2156
🐘 (not 🐀)52.989031.9338
love-focused (not money-focused)52.9131132.865
loyal (not traitorous)52.8153729.9116
human (not animalistic)52.8142530.1145
complimentary (not insulting)52.8104127.1154
chortling (not giggling)52.8123932.0167
cat person (not dog person)52.892334.071
touchy-feely (not distant)52.880129.295
disarming (not creepy)52.6142028.3166
flimsy (not sturdy)52.651927.2174
🥵 (not 🥶)52.6108628.5107
strict (not lenient)52.5104327.8160
ironic (not profound)52.594631.4113
desperate (not high standards)52.565531.4143
work-first (not family-first)52.493136.0180
nurturing (not poisonous)52.4119527.2119
Roman (not Greek)52.496130.9128
contrarian (not yes-man)52.4123530.958
permanent (not transient)52.3107330.0135
overprepared (not efficient)52.337431.0159
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.259731.6139
enlightened (not lost)52.184529.6181
sugarcoated (not frank)52.037431.784
kinky (not vanilla)51.896433.4118
juvenile (not mature)51.884128.7158
wavering (not resolute)51.844328.8346
🤑 (not 🤠)51.872233.6347
🦒 (not 🐐)51.848033.6369
👻 (not 🤖)51.7102633.3339
psychopath (not empath)51.769731.5133
proactive (not reactive)51.779232.187
dry (not moist)51.695730.4153
coordinated (not clumsy)51.4133029.8119
pack rat (not minimalist)51.480031.2322
chaste (not lustful)51.380829.5143
😈 (not 😇)51.392029.8403
reassuring (not fearmongering)51.3118930.291
miserable (not joyful)51.2119728.6332
jealous (not compersive)51.096727.288
vulnerable (not armoured)51.072327.0129
cautious (not impulsive)50.198830.8153
💀 (not 🎃)50.9104434.8129
white knight (not bad boy)50.1120026.181
Pepsi (not Coke)50.885235.2121
varied (not repetitive)50.772030.3231
decorative (not utilitarian)50.368830.9139
decisive (not hesitant)50.6143030.3159
🤫 (not 🤔)50.473234.5343
rigid (not flexible)50.5114126.9116
🙃 (not 🥰)50.590932.7348

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Willy Wonka (0.694)
  2. Paul Smecker (0.678)
  3. John Hammond (0.673)
  4. Jay Gatsby (0.651)
  5. Neal Caffrey (0.643)
  6. Tony Stark (0.642)
  7. Kurt Hummel (0.638)
  8. Alan Shore (0.633)
  9. Patrick Jane (0.631)
  10. Blair Waldorf (0.625)
  1. Tommy (-0.439)
  2. Lenny (-0.411)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.399)
  4. Kermit (-0.394)
  5. Niko Polastri (-0.363)
  6. Matt Donovan (-0.362)
  7. James Hurley (-0.355)
  8. Chip Dove (-0.351)
  9. Spike (-0.342)
  10. Nelson Bighetti (-0.326)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Michael to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Michael is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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