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Michael Personality Statistics

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. 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
driven (not unambitious)86.931416.1135
manicured (not scruffy)86.620414.782
tall (not short)86.06014.1129
old (not young)85.77020.290
intellectual (not physical)85.215316.389
bookish (not sporty)84.820614.1111
involved (not remote)84.46015.979
important (not irrelevant)84.027417.3411
workaholic (not slacker)83.135918.1100
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.923318.0140
🧠 (not 💪)82.520418.5382
metrosexual (not macho)82.15518.5108
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.99316.6312
rich (not poor)81.127118.771
🎩 (not 🧢)80.719623.3307
persistent (not quitter)80.569123.6344
playful (not shy)80.329117.864
privileged (not oppressed)79.929324.0137
refined (not rugged)79.817121.791
frenzied (not sleepy)79.720720.1137
high IQ (not low IQ)79.747420.8137
rebellious (not obedient)79.629223.183
exuberant (not subdued)79.317021.7121
complicated (not simple)79.323020.685
builder (not explorer)79.34024.883
diligent (not lazy)79.266220.696
extraordinary (not mundane)78.828022.0122
believable (not poorly-written)78.629417.9143
chatty (not reserved)78.424617.969
social (not reclusive)78.418522.0339
stylish (not slovenly)77.927121.9100
active (not slothful)77.449619.5123
creative (not conventional)77.119725.4111
nerd (not jock)76.931725.9121
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.833625.992
tense (not relaxed)76.742219.374
anxious (not calm)76.521214.492
mischievous (not well behaved)76.436222.088
eloquent (not unpolished)76.133724.883
bold (not shy)76.167722.7112
go-getter (not slugabed)76.050521.5248
tailor (not blacksmith)75.922726.0125
good-humored (not angry)75.424718.784
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.441623.6326
perceptive (not unobservant)74.860524.2142
weird (not normal)74.729220.2122
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.643724.2148
unorthodox (not traditional)74.627127.3143
egalitarian (not racist)74.667923.0277
experimental (not reliable)74.517125.6138
fixable (not unfixable)74.412824.2134
urban (not rural)74.036125.9316
deviant (not average)73.933318.778
treasure (not trash)73.660825.0432
lavish (not frugal)73.522624.875
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.325923.186
preppy (not punk rock)73.235528.1117
zany (not regular)73.028923.4328
interesting (not tiresome)72.741524.0119
extrovert (not introvert)72.634824.3109
💃 (not 🧕)72.637222.7303
extreme (not moderate)72.645020.8106
fresh (not stinky)72.446224.5303
valedictorian (not drop out)72.450727.8354
funny (not humorless)72.333522.1124
crazy (not sane)72.226420.2320
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.217827.3299
trolling (not triggered)72.28826.1133
🦄 (not 🐴)72.018429.4309
loud (not quiet)71.538121.3117
obsessed (not aloof)71.431224.484
vibrant (not geriatric)71.443024.9128
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)71.326830.959
secretive (not open-book)71.141526.2133
expressive (not stoic)70.933826.182
master (not apprentice)70.851125.2140
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.438525.8159
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)70.444430.3149
charming (not trusting)70.128024.994
formal (not intimate)69.826225.5290
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.735126.580
moody (not stable)69.746524.284
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)69.626328.1125
healthy (not sickly)69.557327.0188
neat (not messy)69.548529.1144
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.537823.7129
mysterious (not unambiguous)69.326125.3125
genius (not dunce)69.250223.3269
curious (not apathetic)69.044727.8100
resourceful (not helpless)69.078926.1122
presidential (not folksy)69.033625.5127
English (not German)68.965731.0121
fast (not slow)68.852623.380
philosophical (not real)68.88728.499
pretentious (not unassuming)68.836626.1346
feminist (not sexist)68.756126.1258
worldly (not innocent)68.559627.1114
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.057927.3123
loveable (not punchable)68.043726.5137
cosmopolitan (not provincial)67.927227.6149
competent (not incompetent)67.977226.7141
arcane (not mainstream)67.832225.580
biased (not impartial)67.550524.3119
dorky (not cool)67.328725.6306
sensitive (not thick-skinned)67.227325.3100
flamboyant (not modest)67.135524.7107
overspender (not penny-pincher)67.025928.1266
variable (not consistent)66.914328.8136
beautiful (not ugly)66.978524.5157
idealist (not realist)66.929032.0178
cryptic (not straightforward)66.411926.5102
child free (not pronatalist)66.446730.383
sunny (not gloomy)66.431527.8128
masculine (not feminine)66.156521.8141
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.151830.693
purple (not orange)66.122830.5107
specialist (not generalist)66.138027.566
works hard (not plays hard)65.762530.2118
prestigious (not disreputable)65.651426.179
introspective (not not introspective)65.647426.7254
thin (not thick)65.543224.697
soft (not hard)65.432025.4137
smooth (not rough)65.432025.367
🌟 (not 💩)65.372728.6331
cheery (not sorrowful)65.228024.992
hedonist (not monastic)65.133227.5211
soulful (not soulless)65.173927.9128
arrogant (not humble)64.951125.082
🐩 (not 🐒)64.739932.1303
resistant (not resigned)64.666927.6206
hurried (not leisurely)64.635723.7110
open-minded (not close-minded)64.547126.392
😜 (not 🤐)64.536529.1298
cannibal (not vegan)64.537028.5117
wise (not foolish)64.445125.398
chaotic (not orderly)64.341628.693
vain (not demure)64.143525.4112
industrial (not domestic)63.834827.6103
soft (not hard)63.736227.7113
🧗 (not 🛌)63.754630.1357
dominant (not submissive)63.668827.2167
political (not nonpolitical)63.545728.875
imaginative (not practical)63.527229.9105
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.554228.2135
wild (not tame)63.456326.6162
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.444130.2385
circular (not linear)63.325131.3125
deliberate (not spontaneous)63.163629.173
high-tech (not low-tech)63.139130.0113
queer (not straight)63.112026.491
📈 (not 📉)63.053131.3363
😀 (not 😭)62.935027.5319
competitive (not cooperative)62.762631.275
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.536431.6111
morning lark (not night owl)62.526128.4133
🏌 (not 🤺)62.511832.7362
playful (not serious)62.331825.782
tight (not loose)62.366524.4130
ranged (not melee)62.333326.3106
mighty (not puny)62.072929.2101
captain (not first-mate)62.047730.1122
legit (not scrub)61.980528.2268
civilized (not barbaric)61.771225.593
western (not eastern)61.754332.6273
👽 (not 🤡)61.742933.0314
reasoned (not instinctual)61.630127.7127
assertive (not passive)61.678228.5136
anarchist (not statist)61.635330.1275
deep (not shallow)61.557629.2444
👟 (not 🥾)61.543432.3369
tasteful (not lewd)61.363824.1104
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.327929.3136
bossy (not meek)61.375127.1120
tactful (not indiscreet)61.360929.0326
ludicrous (not sensible)61.136028.198
outlaw (not sheriff)61.149730.1121
abstract (not concrete)61.130931.4328
liberal (not conservative)61.059829.0298
methodical (not astonishing)60.857327.9104
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)60.857828.887
precise (not vague)60.768527.9127
forgiving (not vengeful)60.648528.888
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.610629.958
scientific (not artistic)60.552232.693
💝 (not 💔)60.544429.9277
guarded (not open)60.480125.884
technophile (not luddite)60.336527.687
alpha (not beta)60.368629.6135
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.343830.4393
French (not Russian)60.255531.9102
inspiring (not cringeworthy)60.157027.0116
Swedish (not Italian)60.134330.0105
warm (not cold)60.054827.2146
sarcastic (not genuine)59.945830.3121
charming (not awkward)59.865727.8105
attractive (not repulsive)59.884025.092
sheltered (not street-smart)59.633331.777
factual (not poetic)59.554029.1142
mathematical (not literary)59.431431.575
multicolored (not monochrome)59.343033.278
traumatized (not flourishing)59.265229.6116
suspicious (not trusting)59.159528.8125
neurotypical (not autistic)58.991328.5100
ferocious (not pacifist)58.867029.1109
romantic (not dispassionate)58.777229.6135
scandalous (not proper)58.651628.884
studious (not goof-off)58.578028.1311
hunter (not gatherer)58.458231.2108
self-disciplined (not disorganized)58.382530.0109
suspicious (not awkward)58.372628.288
gossiping (not confidential)58.335128.5121
theist (not atheist)57.636434.9110
glad (not mad)57.540226.6318
respectful (not rude)57.464325.6118
pro (not noob)57.387228.9375
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.348432.6105
debased (not pure)57.249729.696
bold (not serious)57.259527.1143
gendered (not androgynous)57.2110631.6130
impatient (not patient)57.170328.7116
deranged (not reasonable)57.142727.3328
alert (not oblivious)57.174629.9347
logical (not emotional)57.044629.6107
roundabout (not direct)57.023831.7141
happy (not sad)57.036626.6134
heathen (not devout)56.942528.4111
brave (not careful)56.872430.4126
historical (not modern)56.845031.572
hoarder (not unprepared)56.868029.290
spicy (not mild)56.672929.3165
demonic (not angelic)56.544030.882
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.551828.567
existentialist (not nihilist)56.567831.897
crafty (not scholarly)56.468130.3120
warm (not quarrelsome)56.347027.5112
sweet (not bitter)56.355126.3103
socialist (not libertarian)56.020129.6101
kind (not cruel)56.086526.693
gregarious (not private)55.940827.999
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)55.959232.7350
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.825130.2106
🧐 (not 😎)55.849532.1348
politically correct (not edgy)55.743032.290
hypocritical (not equitable)55.745528.7206
intense (not lighthearted)55.682728.3124
loyal (not traitorous)55.595929.166
offended (not chill)55.566627.9144
corporate (not freelance)55.447034.4124
heroic (not villainous)55.289128.4115
altruistic (not selfish)55.264128.3169
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.248632.1142
authoritarian (not democratic)55.150830.379
literal (not metaphorical)55.176332.1145
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.091929.8325
🤣 (not 😊)55.042232.4357
insecure (not confident)54.929929.3162
whimsical (not rational)54.844328.589
feisty (not gracious)54.887127.096
codependent (not independent)54.840030.395
🐮 (not 🐷)54.667930.1274
cunning (not honorable)54.547330.4240
nurturing (not poisonous)54.572827.888
musical (not off-key)54.246930.0149
theoretical (not empirical)54.130832.1128
emancipated (not enslaved)54.188229.9114
indulgent (not sober)54.063028.8101
skeptical (not spiritual)53.990331.2105
hipster (not basic)53.937329.990
permanent (not transient)53.969030.5112
😬 (not 😏)53.946231.4314
strict (not lenient)53.868728.3114
disarming (not creepy)53.790227.5134
🥳 (not 🥴)53.746630.3353
flexible (not rigid)53.548725.675
outsider (not insider)53.563031.9131
judgemental (not accepting)53.365127.592
complimentary (not insulting)53.365725.9124
sage (not whippersnapper)53.355130.3123
official (not backdoor)53.251631.6111
impulsive (not cautious)53.161730.9121
wholesome (not salacious)53.169830.2296
👻 (not 🤖)52.762933.1311
subjective (not objective)52.662432.3112
human (not animalistic)52.592230.7119
classical (not avant-garde)52.572531.282
🐿 (not 🦇)52.569332.8311
flimsy (not sturdy)52.534826.7142
bright (not depressed)52.366227.071
🦒 (not 🐐)52.231033.4338
chortling (not giggling)52.283732.1138
decisive (not hesitant)52.192629.7120
work-first (not family-first)52.163835.8134
vanilla (not kinky)51.961832.478
vulnerable (not armoured)51.944126.783
compersive (not jealous)51.861026.460
juvenile (not mature)51.857028.0120
🤑 (not 🤠)51.750933.1312
🐘 (not 🐀)51.765331.5307
dry (not moist)51.762930.0119
pack rat (not minimalist)51.653531.6292
decorative (not utilitarian)51.542130.398
miserable (not joyful)51.578627.9299
wavering (not resolute)51.530828.8328
varied (not repetitive)51.343130.5194
enlightened (not lost)51.356529.9140
overprepared (not efficient)51.126131.7126
unlucky (not fortunate)51.067930.0112
😇 (not 😈)50.968229.2359
Roman (not Greek)50.968431.1102
🤫 (not 🤔)50.247634.6320
spelunker (not claustrophobic)50.784931.599
🙃 (not 🥰)50.463432.5309
chaste (not lustful)50.554029.7115
clumsy (not coordinated)50.541328.887
communal (not individualist)50.548431.284

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. John Hammond (0.672)
  2. Tony Stark (0.665)
  3. Jay Gatsby (0.658)
  4. Kurt Hummel (0.647)
  5. Alan Shore (0.634)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.39)
  2. James Hurley (-0.376)
  3. Niko Polastri (-0.355)
  4. Matt Donovan (-0.339)
  5. Pete Hornberger (-0.31)

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: ENTP (r = 0.79)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.68)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.66)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.61)
  5. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.4)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.38)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.36)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.31)
  9. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.24)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.15)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.07)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.06)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.03)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.01)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.03)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.04)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.08)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.09)
  20. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.26)
  22. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.27)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.37)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.59)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.66)

Notes

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