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Michael Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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)88.333113.164
driven (not unambitious)87.231815.5161
tall (not short)86.57513.8169
bookish (not sporty)85.625013.8152
intellectual (not physical)85.517315.2129
old (not young)85.49120.5126
manicured (not scruffy)85.327416.7109
workaholic (not slacker)84.537716.8134
asexual (not sexual)84.32722.6135
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.224516.8161
important (not irrelevant)84.036717.2438
🧠 (not 💪)83.128118.3427
involved (not remote)82.89718.4106
rich (not poor)81.632918.394
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.614016.9334
persistent (not quitter)81.485323.1378
high IQ (not low IQ)80.857619.6170
🎩 (not 🧢)80.722823.3346
refined (not rugged)80.318420.3114
washed (not muddy)79.916920.563
playful (not shy)79.938819.6102
diligent (not lazy)79.882919.7124
privileged (not oppressed)79.835823.3153
metrosexual (not macho)79.69620.5133
extravagant (not thrifty)79.321021.6115
extraordinary (not mundane)79.333421.4152
frenzied (not sleepy)79.325519.6168
stylish (not slovenly)79.231121.6119
complicated (not simple)79.231521.1112
overachiever (not underachiever)78.851423.3129
tense (not relaxed)78.545218.2102
social (not reclusive)78.524221.3371
rebellious (not obedient)78.441423.2108
builder (not explorer)77.76625.6114
nerd (not jock)77.640624.2157
believable (not poorly-written)77.643919.5170
chatty (not reserved)77.432718.295
tailor (not blacksmith)77.320225.5148
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.146024.8124
exuberant (not subdued)77.024624.4157
anxious (not calm)76.727117.9117
ambitious (not realistic)76.528424.2135
machiavellian (not transparent)76.419823.872
go-getter (not slugabed)76.266421.3261
mischievous (not well behaved)76.047022.9123
perceptive (not unobservant)75.975122.3181
creative (not conventional)75.828027.6144
weird (not normal)75.833119.4166
good-humored (not angry)75.831619.1114
active (not slothful)75.672520.1156
bold (not shy)75.588123.5137
eloquent (not unpolished)75.344125.9114
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.353523.5341
egalitarian (not racist)75.186922.5301
urban (not rural)74.843125.4337
interested (not bored)74.838522.6114
dramatic (not no-nonsense)74.530222.8113
🎨 (not 🏀)74.453423.5114
analysis (not common sense)74.424625.167
lavish (not frugal)74.127224.7107
extrovert (not introvert)74.039824.0123
fixable (not unfixable)74.015926.1167
deviant (not average)73.940020.2116
experimental (not reliable)73.923826.1167
opinionated (not neutral)73.688022.2148
treasure (not trash)73.483825.4463
crazy (not sane)73.431319.7350
preppy (not punk rock)73.345927.2143
unorthodox (not traditional)72.941128.7171
🦄 (not 🐴)72.922329.0333
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.964924.7193
two-faced (not one-faced)72.923326.9128
💃 (not 🧕)72.851723.0326
valedictorian (not drop out)72.763327.7390
cultured (not rustic)72.636528.652
moody (not stable)72.554223.1119
fresh (not stinky)72.263925.3324
zany (not regular)72.238423.6335
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.221927.3327
funny (not humorless)72.145723.5156
cocky (not timid)72.167024.960
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.057029.5174
on-time (not tardy)72.064626.6127
extreme (not moderate)71.958822.8141
interesting (not tiresome)71.860224.6155
master (not apprentice)71.863625.5174
loud (not quiet)71.648820.8154
specialist (not generalist)71.428525.388
trolling (not triggered)71.111426.0163
obsessed (not aloof)71.140125.898
curious (not apathetic)71.052028.1133
secretive (not open-book)70.855326.7177
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.739223.5112
queen (not princess)70.655732.662
vibrant (not geriatric)70.560526.2163
paranoid (not naive)70.436025.270
charming (not trusting)70.335723.7122
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)70.132831.0100
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)70.132228.1144
fantastical (not realistic)70.130929.3123
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.033025.6156
expressive (not stoic)69.950225.3116
expressive (not monotone)69.955824.579
resourceful (not helpless)69.9100226.4140
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)69.931828.355
genius (not dunce)69.766523.1312
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.752626.1178
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.644325.8129
healthy (not sickly)69.573826.4208
English (not German)69.491830.9158
formal (not intimate)69.335625.6314
child free (not pronatalist)69.346929.2109
presidential (not folksy)69.343325.7152
pensive (not serene)69.357222.096
pretentious (not unassuming)69.144526.0379
vintage (not trendy)68.968830.298
biased (not impartial)68.856025.0149
cosmopolitan (not provincial)68.533026.7169
overspender (not penny-pincher)68.331527.8287
jaded (not innocent)68.368927.657
feminist (not sexist)68.277925.9283
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.256223.8158
beautiful (not ugly)68.0104524.5181
philosophical (not real)67.911528.5123
freak (not normie)67.945527.4145
purple (not orange)67.726429.1141
opinionated (not jealous)67.678525.760
worldly (not innocent)67.580428.2157
dorky (not cool)67.438425.6330
neat (not messy)67.469229.8173
masculine (not feminine)66.975922.4182
introspective (not not introspective)66.758826.7269
clean (not perverted)66.775927.8135
flamboyant (not modest)66.646825.5125
cryptic (not straightforward)66.614426.3132
competent (not incompetent)66.4107727.4172
idealist (not realist)66.338431.3203
loveable (not punchable)66.365427.3176
political (not nonpolitical)66.249327.9105
🌟 (not 💩)65.998928.7372
prideful (not envious)65.986528.6161
fast (not slow)65.981224.7117
fire (not water)65.969732.6128
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.839425.7130
open-minded (not close-minded)65.660327.1111
sunny (not gloomy)65.644527.6168
OCD (not ADHD)65.668331.9101
arcane (not mainstream)65.547126.8108
prestigious (not disreputable)65.566825.5104
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.462628.6127
soft (not hard)65.344025.7162
hedonist (not monastic)65.240227.2219
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.287127.9152
oxymoron (not tautology)65.223626.836
cannibal (not vegan)65.147028.5151
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.139528.187
😜 (not 🤐)65.048228.6327
pointed (not random)65.093729.5111
haunted (not blissful)65.078825.6144
giving (not receiving)64.969328.854
demanding (not unchallenging)64.8104626.7127
works hard (not plays hard)64.781730.4147
morning lark (not night owl)64.630427.9155
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.661329.0169
twitchy (not still)64.664725.6152
thin (not thick)64.559524.8132
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.547231.3148
queer (not straight)64.417526.2116
businesslike (not chivalrous)64.448329.0123
arrogant (not humble)64.465524.3116
soft (not hard)64.248227.7139
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.252530.4402
cheery (not sorrowful)64.139825.7122
high-tech (not low-tech)64.150529.5144
variable (not consistent)64.125930.5165
🐩 (not 🐒)64.053632.3335
🧗 (not 🛌)63.874530.4370
chaotic (not orderly)63.756629.1119
smooth (not rough)63.747726.385
chosen one (not everyman)63.754927.955
emotional (not unemotional)63.791529.650
wild (not tame)63.676525.7197
soulful (not soulless)63.6105328.7164
cynical (not gullible)63.677128.871
vain (not demure)63.557026.2138
resistant (not resigned)63.594028.0230
captain (not first-mate)63.561831.3154
quirky (not predictable)63.547727.975
badass (not weakass)63.4101828.3121
mighty (not puny)63.392528.4132
hurried (not leisurely)63.354125.1144
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.273532.7132
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.231129.1169
📈 (not 📉)63.270631.1383
dominant (not submissive)63.190727.7185
playful (not serious)62.843325.7111
assertive (not passive)62.798528.8162
industrial (not domestic)62.746027.9126
😀 (not 😭)62.746827.4345
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.681329.796
🏌 (not 🤺)62.615632.9381
bossy (not meek)62.596626.9148
imaginative (not practical)62.538230.3130
alpha (not beta)62.485229.4166
ranged (not melee)62.241326.9123
legit (not scrub)62.1107527.9284
French (not Russian)62.063331.2118
wise (not foolish)61.968026.1144
circular (not linear)61.932632.0147
tight (not loose)61.986823.7169
tactful (not indiscreet)61.875828.7338
deep (not shallow)61.877429.3478
scientific (not artistic)61.764630.9132
outlaw (not sheriff)61.765630.9145
western (not eastern)61.774432.1285
methodical (not astonishing)61.673528.7142
head@clouds (not down2earth)61.551132.2135
liberal (not conservative)61.577829.6320
👟 (not 🥾)61.557232.2385
hypochondriac (not stoic)61.431726.849
pop (not indie)61.328729.053
abstract (not concrete)61.239531.1349
factual (not poetic)61.266228.3171
anarchist (not statist)61.149729.9289
👽 (not 🤡)61.157932.6357
💝 (not 💔)61.157830.1317
protagonist (not antagonist)61.0104628.664
civilized (not barbaric)60.697026.5120
technophile (not luddite)60.647327.7109
multicolored (not monochrome)60.653832.7107
suspicious (not trusting)60.572328.4164
Swedish (not Italian)60.445329.7132
competitive (not cooperative)60.386831.7107
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.313329.972
reasoned (not instinctual)60.243827.9155
ludicrous (not sensible)60.246827.5118
heathen (not devout)60.246527.4128
sheltered (not street-smart)60.242731.094
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.258630.2409
debased (not pure)60.157928.9140
precise (not vague)60.193227.5147
warm (not cold)60.072226.5180
tasteful (not lewd)59.890025.6123
gossiping (not confidential)59.840428.2161
flower child (not goth)59.886528.750
winter (not summer)59.760731.667
mathematical (not literary)59.539731.799
cheesy (not chic)59.367831.263
forgiving (not vengeful)59.269629.8116
ferocious (not pacifist)59.186629.1130
demonic (not angelic)59.053230.1118
sarcastic (not genuine)59.061530.6149
charming (not awkward)58.990428.2128
existentialist (not nihilist)58.884532.2122
self-disciplined (not disorganized)58.7109230.8128
pro (not noob)58.7114728.5388
logical (not emotional)58.656029.4132
generous (not stingy)58.687726.0132
scandalous (not proper)58.569728.5108
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.284429.9108
glad (not mad)58.253026.2344
traumatized (not flourishing)58.293229.7151
hoarder (not unprepared)58.084129.3120
genocidal (not not genocidal)58.034630.566
guarded (not open)57.9113428.1110
long-winded (not concise)57.852328.071
respectful (not rude)57.789326.7161
bold (not serious)57.675527.7179
neurotypical (not autistic)57.5124129.7141
devoted (not unfaithful)57.5133430.355
spicy (not mild)57.494428.6212
corporate (not freelance)57.454933.3158
picky (not always down)57.479629.347
prudish (not flirtatious)57.456427.154
impatient (not patient)57.393029.4156
roundabout (not direct)57.129732.0165
studious (not goof-off)57.1106728.2340
kind (not cruel)56.9116025.5119
suspicious (not awkward)56.997030.1130
rock (not rap)56.8139830.769
happy (not sad)56.748526.4164
deranged (not reasonable)56.756327.3347
intense (not lighthearted)56.7105629.7158
self-conscious (not self-assured)56.535430.4135
hypocritical (not equitable)56.559928.4232
epic (not deep)56.565529.1105
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.465432.5126
socialist (not libertarian)56.327429.9125
alert (not oblivious)56.3102030.0377
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)56.376732.7370
🧐 (not 😎)56.264532.4375
gregarious (not private)56.151228.4119
radical (not centrist)56.173827.751
heroic (not villainous)56.0119028.0144
codependent (not independent)55.949130.9122
politically correct (not edgy)55.860031.6116
historical (not modern)55.860832.2105
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.890228.4155
classical (not avant-garde)55.884432.1111
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.8113929.6341
attractive (not repulsive)55.7122427.6124
whimsical (not rational)55.659728.1129
authoritarian (not democratic)55.664029.8103
warm (not quarrelsome)55.465727.4151
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.463131.7187
hunter (not gatherer)55.483830.7137
crafty (not scholarly)55.393231.2148
dramatic (not comedic)55.3110929.6123
cat person (not dog person)55.369733.658
lover (not fighter)55.274528.7134
feisty (not gracious)55.1112227.4132
🐮 (not 🐷)55.192930.1293
air (not earth)55.137034.1127
romantic (not dispassionate)55.0115329.7182
theoretical (not empirical)54.939331.5149
optimistic (not pessimistic)54.874129.198
sweet (not bitter)54.878325.4132
literal (not metaphorical)54.7101632.0173
thinker (not doer)54.743430.7126
often crying (not never cries)54.664830.150
hipster (not basic)54.452529.9113
outsider (not insider)54.480031.4156
insecure (not confident)54.342029.7184
altruistic (not selfish)54.391828.7207
emancipated (not enslaved)54.3117630.9136
official (not backdoor)54.266031.7136
gendered (not androgynous)54.2152532.2151
theist (not atheist)54.255636.0138
wholesome (not salacious)54.292930.3328
unlucky (not fortunate)54.181430.7136
subjective (not objective)54.171632.1134
entitled (not grateful)54.179028.6112
plastic (not wooden)54.132232.497
indulgent (not sober)54.083930.0122
cunning (not honorable)53.963130.3283
🥳 (not 🥴)53.960430.2373
offended (not chill)53.992128.0167
chortling (not giggling)53.9103831.8161
musical (not off-key)53.861830.2177
reassuring (not fearmongering)53.893929.372
bright (not depressed)53.779127.294
contrarian (not yes-man)53.7103430.848
brave (not careful)53.6106230.0169
😬 (not 😏)53.660431.6330
sage (not whippersnapper)53.671430.5148
skeptical (not spiritual)53.5120732.2136
loyal (not traitorous)53.3133630.4101
exaggerating (not factual)53.381433.1120
judgemental (not accepting)53.284828.9131
disarming (not creepy)53.2122628.2157
individualist (not communal)53.2101232.7119
🤣 (not 😊)53.259332.9382
interrupting (not attentive)53.273630.3113
🐿 (not 🦇)53.194733.0335
complimentary (not insulting)53.089527.3148
nurturing (not poisonous)52.9102727.5115
🐘 (not 🐀)52.780731.9331
non-gamer (not gamer)52.7104336.0122
love-focused (not money-focused)52.7113933.053
human (not animalistic)52.6124730.1140
work-first (not family-first)52.481236.0176
overprepared (not efficient)52.433131.1155
stubborn (not accommodating)52.4129929.2151
permanent (not transient)52.394730.0135
Roman (not Greek)52.382630.7123
🥵 (not 🥶)52.295528.1101
touchy-feely (not distant)52.271729.075
🤑 (not 🤠)52.164033.7342
👻 (not 🤖)52.188133.3337
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.152831.9134
flimsy (not sturdy)52.047627.5164
desperate (not high standards)52.057831.8134
enlightened (not lost)51.975229.5177
🦒 (not 🐐)51.843333.7362
ironic (not profound)51.887031.4109
juvenile (not mature)51.773328.9155
wavering (not resolute)51.739428.9342
strict (not lenient)51.693928.2150
coordinated (not clumsy)51.6115429.5116
pack rat (not minimalist)51.670531.3314
compersive (not jealous)51.582926.680
😈 (not 😇)51.580629.8398
dry (not moist)51.584230.7149
decisive (not hesitant)51.3124030.5153
miserable (not joyful)51.2103328.7327
vulnerable (not armoured)51.162526.8123
psychopath (not empath)51.163331.5128
bad boy (not white knight)51.170326.172
impulsive (not cautious)51.088231.0150
chaste (not lustful)51.070529.6140
flexible (not rigid)51.071627.1111
💀 (not 🎃)50.192935.0124
vanilla (not kinky)50.885832.7105
decorative (not utilitarian)50.859030.8132
🙃 (not 🥰)50.280632.8339
reactive (not proactive)50.898531.872
sugarcoated (not frank)50.737132.278
varied (not repetitive)50.662430.2227
🤫 (not 🤔)50.463734.6338
Pepsi (not Coke)50.475735.2117

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 (0.688)
  2. Paul Smecker (0.673)
  3. John Hammond (0.671)
  4. Jay Gatsby (0.648)
  5. Tony Stark (0.642)
  6. Neal Caffrey (0.641)
  7. Kurt Hummel (0.634)
  8. Alan Shore (0.634)
  9. Patrick Jane (0.634)
  10. Blair Waldorf (0.622)
  1. Tommy (-0.442)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.401)
  3. Kermit (-0.387)
  4. Matt Donovan (-0.356)
  5. James Hurley (-0.355)
  6. Niko Polastri (-0.348)
  7. Chip Dove (-0.346)
  8. Nelson Bighetti (-0.32)
  9. Pete Hornberger (-0.319)
  10. Charlie Strong (-0.314)

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.



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