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Marshall Eriksen Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Marshall Eriksen is a character from How I Met Your Mother.

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
tall (not short)93.41511.0205
loyal (not traitorous)91.915113.180
kind (not cruel)91.8819.986
💝 (not 💔)91.1916.088
romantic (not dispassionate)91.0389.8152
emotional (not unemotional)89.88310.991
warm (not cold)89.25714.4101
devoted (not unfaithful)89.221018.692
touchy-feely (not distant)89.22212.196
sweet (not bitter)88.74513.194
white knight (not bad boy)88.53110.788
soulful (not soulless)88.414613.997
😇 (not 😈)87.36415.9111
good-humored (not angry)87.28612.978
love-focused (not money-focused)87.220715.083
lover (not fighter)86.94016.8127
nurturing (not poisonous)86.710717.780
egalitarian (not racist)86.034714.7118
funny (not humorless)85.814317.6118
trusting (not suspicious)85.73119.0103
soft (not hard)85.46313.390
one-faced (not two-faced)85.116419.0151
respectful (not rude)84.914616.795
soft (not hard)84.96315.389
empath (not psychopath)84.713718.2116
loveable (not punchable)84.611620.6179
family-first (not work-first)84.514316.086
flower child (not goth)84.516617.275
angelic (not demonic)84.410914.787
wholesome (not salacious)83.812820.085
sunny (not gloomy)83.512917.6173
treasure (not trash)83.435119.1168
complimentary (not insulting)83.49214.079
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.328825.086
warm (not quarrelsome)82.97618.7104
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.918220.5101
grateful (not entitled)82.59316.5143
sensitive (not thick-skinned)82.18515.580
🎃 (not 💀)81.75823.3112
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)81.38422.691
giving (not receiving)81.119821.167
forgiving (not vengeful)80.816620.278
🐿 (not 🦇)80.715321.588
🤠 (not 🤑)80.515218.4102
playful (not serious)80.117818.9105
altruistic (not selfish)79.922218.4137
heroic (not villainous)79.956018.890
open-book (not secretive)79.87719.1172
honorable (not cunning)79.719120.2152
glad (not mad)79.310920.472
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.151522.5115
involved (not remote)78.726216.673
joyful (not miserable)78.514222.688
🏀 (not 🎨)78.523124.2147
gullible (not cynical)78.39021.890
codependent (not independent)78.311520.487
slovenly (not stylish)78.29815.168
meek (not bossy)78.19316.690
pure (not debased)78.121119.686
often crying (not never cries)78.113419.995
pacifist (not ferocious)77.711820.289
happy (not sad)77.710422.285
expressive (not monotone)77.737522.590
cheery (not sorrowful)77.716222.585
protagonist (not antagonist)77.752925.498
awkward (not suspicious)77.610820.392
dorky (not cool)77.317219.083
vulnerable (not armoured)77.110713.489
🌟 (not 💩)76.969425.2109
clumsy (not coordinated)76.715318.483
expressive (not stoic)76.636425.470
transparent (not machiavellian)76.49723.974
generous (not stingy)76.335722.4148
submissive (not dominant)76.216316.5104
accepting (not judgemental)75.922326.382
optimistic (not pessimistic)75.924524.074
obedient (not rebellious)75.716521.680
humble (not arrogant)75.623819.588
privileged (not oppressed)75.353619.9173
believable (not poorly-written)75.168820.0145
unambiguous (not mysterious)75.120019.368
politically correct (not edgy)75.015923.5103
domestic (not industrial)75.011124.0100
innocent (not jaded)74.714018.384
chatty (not reserved)74.642521.280
curious (not apathetic)74.544125.276
sheriff (not outlaw)74.534326.1101
yes-man (not contrarian)74.57121.584
lenient (not strict)73.924922.6117
🥰 (not 🙃)73.923928.598
cheesy (not chic)73.826725.880
existentialist (not nihilist)73.712122.269
permanent (not transient)73.719924.567
unassuming (not pretentious)73.512225.298
emotional (not logical)73.437921.4120
accommodating (not stubborn)73.29125.8131
idealist (not realist)72.825623.2100
persistent (not quitter)72.8141025.583
😀 (not 😭)72.824327.1109
sexual (not asexual)72.765823.0127
rock (not rap)72.680827.091
vintage (not trendy)72.565619.5109
wooden (not plastic)72.346423.2110
fixable (not unfixable)72.224422.6152
lighthearted (not intense)72.116328.2175
thick (not thin)72.024718.1103
important (not irrelevant)72.0105123.298
😜 (not 🤐)72.038725.681
gatherer (not hunter)72.033723.2140
reliable (not experimental)72.040329.1133
comedic (not dramatic)72.014326.5145
pronatalist (not child free)71.914728.099
driven (not unambitious)71.7124023.180
twitchy (not still)71.745823.7155
open (not guarded)71.613123.485
disarming (not creepy)71.666223.389
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.550827.686
blissful (not haunted)71.515524.4128
sheltered (not street-smart)71.423323.975
liberal (not conservative)71.349728.990
beta (not alpha)71.328924.599
interesting (not tiresome)71.171623.270
bright (not depressed)70.932023.185
moist (not dry)70.919024.9142
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.944423.9148
communal (not individualist)70.812325.1103
interested (not bored)70.864226.1126
motivated (not unmotivated)70.7134228.181
💃 (not 🧕)70.565524.982
ADHD (not OCD)70.527325.1109
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)70.423325.684
simple (not complicated)70.411327.080
intimate (not formal)70.331724.886
gendered (not androgynous)70.2118929.479
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.187224.8146
long-winded (not concise)70.018824.372
legit (not scrub)69.986921.778
first-mate (not captain)69.749727.294
fantastical (not realistic)69.736027.4125
feminist (not sexist)69.686222.976
🐮 (not 🐷)69.616627.766
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.651428.770
vanilla (not kinky)69.437925.478
water (not fire)69.330627.1101
mild (not spicy)69.224323.490
devout (not heathen)69.237925.077
roundabout (not direct)68.99728.072
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)68.916123.9156
open-minded (not close-minded)68.954624.666
equitable (not hypocritical)68.942622.7159
deep (not shallow)68.861524.1142
anxious (not calm)68.657221.493
healthy (not sickly)68.688224.1106
nerd (not jock)68.570026.091
🐒 (not 🐩)68.531929.878
demure (not vain)68.431923.296
frugal (not lavish)68.345321.272
democratic (not authoritarian)68.245128.288
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.237327.8131
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.169125.993
playful (not shy)68.087724.970
📈 (not 📉)68.056126.279
giggling (not chortling)68.018629.2157
statist (not anarchist)67.937724.083
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.851823.883
passive (not assertive)67.717524.374
overachiever (not underachiever)67.6108425.9120
sensible (not ludicrous)67.563427.8100
loud (not quiet)67.464726.1102
hesitant (not decisive)67.317722.6113
random (not pointed)67.319626.8119
sugarcoated (not frank)67.27526.787
oblivious (not alert)67.125025.3102
smooth (not rough)66.941925.874
gossiping (not confidential)66.933625.7116
vibrant (not geriatric)66.884427.3142
imaginative (not practical)66.634430.396
dog person (not cat person)66.646031.976
English (not German)66.5122229.5153
innocent (not worldly)66.323524.6111
🥳 (not 🥴)66.326029.5109
pack rat (not minimalist)66.230222.777
gamer (not non-gamer)66.232629.6108
straight (not queer)66.1106128.686
🛌 (not 🧗)66.026126.7100
self-improving (not self-destructive)66.038924.6120
gracious (not feisty)65.919425.9110
human (not animalistic)65.9102928.191
valedictorian (not drop out)65.894026.179
exuberant (not subdued)65.863726.8125
literary (not mathematical)65.762427.968
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.730722.9169
trusting (not charming)65.629132.781
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.529824.3104
🤔 (not 🤫)65.545528.687
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.431426.8156
workaholic (not slacker)65.2123223.599
folksy (not presidential)65.247127.3143
traditional (not unorthodox)65.143228.190
goof-off (not studious)65.141327.2123
weird (not normal)65.072121.477
extrovert (not introvert)65.070627.9119
careful (not brave)64.926727.298
open to new experinces (not uncreative)64.9103525.686
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.897729.996
tame (not wild)64.740125.3119
earth (not air)64.671431.4118
flexible (not rigid)64.536624.284
social (not reclusive)64.563730.279
average (not deviant)64.426125.797
neurotypical (not autistic)64.3105925.267
consistent (not variable)64.168627.1149
hypochondriac (not stoic)64.128325.585
genuine (not sarcastic)64.063929.1130
gregarious (not private)63.939424.3103
whimsical (not rational)63.647427.7103
messy (not neat)63.446925.598
🤡 (not 👽)63.434329.196
beautiful (not ugly)63.3133626.2105
juvenile (not mature)63.254024.3114
clean (not perverted)63.298727.2122
always down (not picky)63.126928.280
cooperative (not competitive)63.042432.389
attractive (not repulsive)63.0121024.2104
insider (not outsider)63.035527.391
🦄 (not 🐴)63.046831.470
French (not Russian)63.068327.1121
competent (not incompetent)62.9133025.568
circular (not linear)62.934027.6125
🤺 (not 🏌)62.8109732.991
timid (not cocky)62.825022.588
rural (not urban)62.731926.693
unchallenging (not demanding)62.619028.1127
musical (not off-key)62.542331.7140
metrosexual (not macho)62.380324.9144
reactive (not proactive)62.151627.277
resourceful (not helpless)62.0140025.3125
subjective (not objective)61.939927.678
prestigious (not disreputable)61.793026.290
civilized (not barbaric)61.6107426.281
foolish (not wise)61.250926.1111
diligent (not lazy)61.1157623.781
ambitious (not realistic)61.087729.0113
bookish (not sporty)60.999827.1100
high IQ (not low IQ)60.9145424.6106
multicolored (not monochrome)60.860231.877
western (not eastern)60.895830.986
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)60.770027.497
chill (not offended)60.745429.6156
🥵 (not 🥶)60.771629.184
instinctual (not reasoned)60.682031.465
prideful (not envious)60.6127325.1162
insecure (not confident)60.534424.4107
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.550628.787
repetitive (not varied)60.571624.7116
loose (not tight)60.340127.8173
indulgent (not sober)60.177326.6102
works hard (not plays hard)60.1108723.796
epic (not deep)60.156728.4106
official (not backdoor)60.058226.799
wavering (not resolute)60.022026.862
historical (not modern)59.761926.479
theist (not atheist)59.745728.090
morning lark (not night owl)59.646428.782
exaggerating (not factual)59.673631.1115
desperate (not high standards)59.545824.7154
scholarly (not crafty)59.253327.795
preppy (not punk rock)59.295529.8138
thrifty (not extravagant)59.273727.4126
creative (not conventional)59.181131.4104
melee (not ranged)59.135929.1117
self-conscious (not self-assured)59.033626.5101
unpolished (not eloquent)58.953926.085
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.9100124.7150
fortunate (not unlucky)58.758727.689
reasonable (not deranged)58.792329.387
philosophical (not real)58.632228.093
zany (not regular)58.687229.399
bashful (not exhibitionist)58.639928.9141
poetic (not factual)58.556128.7157
side character (not main character)58.581632.066
perceptive (not unobservant)58.4150326.6145
cautious (not impulsive)58.376326.867
political (not nonpolitical)58.385830.282
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.379827.766
compersive (not jealous)58.371224.765
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.337127.0124
cannibal (not vegan)58.369229.5138
weakass (not badass)58.334526.5111
obsessed (not aloof)58.0111126.383
straightforward (not cryptic)58.0119328.9121
specialist (not generalist)57.895027.373
opinionated (not jealous)57.8136328.375
head@clouds (not down2earth)57.768532.885
awkward (not charming)57.652928.2117
rugged (not refined)57.669927.495
emancipated (not enslaved)57.6122128.766
flourishing (not traumatized)57.638026.8133
go-getter (not slugabed)57.5159726.167
on-time (not tardy)57.5117329.7121
masculine (not feminine)57.4107924.489
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.487324.581
metaphorical (not literal)57.338927.893
orange (not purple)57.269432.6103
well behaved (not mischievous)57.068530.9101
classical (not avant-garde)57.091328.968
patient (not impatient)56.956130.079
noob (not pro)56.933825.184
fresh (not stinky)56.9122924.667
indie (not pop)56.9110831.490
🐘 (not 🐀)56.872231.685
bold (not serious)56.790225.5119
crazy (not sane)56.782125.068
centrist (not radical)56.657328.166
naive (not paranoid)56.546032.892
spontaneous (not deliberate)56.459727.289
low-tech (not high-tech)56.481524.5106
🧠 (not 💪)56.4126928.9126
extraordinary (not mundane)56.3125227.8110
scientific (not artistic)56.288027.495
abstract (not concrete)56.261428.2106
🦒 (not 🐐)56.230234.396
frenzied (not sleepy)56.2158427.9148
ironic (not profound)56.276626.5131
intellectual (not physical)56.1114730.284
indiscreet (not tactful)56.146028.074
spontaneous (not scheduled)56.074528.798
theoretical (not empirical)56.038030.685
summer (not winter)56.085133.376
modest (not flamboyant)55.994226.4139
quirky (not predictable)55.983034.374
chaotic (not orderly)55.781027.299
basic (not hipster)55.7104728.786
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)55.488627.299
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.375730.891
proper (not scandalous)55.284427.177
attentive (not interrupting)55.291129.993
chaste (not lustful)55.167627.777
introspective (not not introspective)55.0124128.568
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.087632.083
opinionated (not neutral)55.0168031.6137
rustic (not cultured)55.059029.383
tense (not relaxed)54.9147226.778
prudish (not flirtatious)54.973627.979
🎩 (not 🧢)54.594734.669
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)54.497826.8127
slothful (not active)54.322927.3109
🤣 (not 😊)54.363034.4117
bold (not shy)54.2163626.285
slow (not fast)54.139726.076
leisurely (not hurried)54.162127.181
🥾 (not 👟)54.186435.977
hedonist (not monastic)54.096930.145
luddite (not technophile)53.986621.652
freak (not normie)53.999327.2140
oxymoron (not tautology)53.8107526.160
washed (not muddy)53.8116227.577
overprepared (not efficient)53.732427.8147
chosen one (not everyman)53.6101935.4100
tailor (not blacksmith)53.5116528.9119
tasteful (not lewd)53.4128224.396
corporate (not freelance)53.374532.2160
😎 (not 🧐)53.299133.3125
trolling (not triggered)53.249128.4137
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.156025.366
precise (not vague)53.1131726.667
socialist (not libertarian)53.055328.3104
Roman (not Greek)53.090530.6111
sturdy (not flimsy)53.0134029.2133
princess (not queen)52.965835.169
young (not old)52.6121426.091
biased (not impartial)52.6150930.587
scruffy (not manicured)52.668328.074
enlightened (not lost)52.583026.4150
apprentice (not master)52.462328.1109
genius (not dunce)52.3139224.7177
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.398330.888
methodical (not astonishing)52.1116228.099
mighty (not puny)52.1140928.195
serene (not pensive)52.123727.6105
arcane (not mainstream)52.0112925.580
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.0118825.588
decorative (not utilitarian)51.964426.971
sage (not whippersnapper)51.989927.8116
Pepsi (not Coke)51.975733.1124
builder (not explorer)51.889730.287
🤖 (not 👻)51.887132.692
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.688930.370
😏 (not 😬)51.6114831.175
moody (not stable)51.4132029.084
hoarder (not unprepared)51.3125327.386
stuttering (not rhythmic)51.346528.3153
inspiring (not cringeworthy)51.2120129.666
skeptical (not spiritual)51.1144831.9110
disorganized (not self-disciplined)51.156530.193
extreme (not moderate)51.1126227.997
analysis (not common sense)50.2118428.790
poor (not rich)50.381217.588
resistant (not resigned)50.7167326.4132
Swedish (not Italian)50.694831.4132
doer (not thinker)50.4137929.2129

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Hilda Spellman (0.817)
  2. Phil Dunphy (0.804)
  3. Charles Boyle (0.8)
  4. Darryl Whitefeather (0.792)
  5. Emmet Brickowski (0.789)
  6. Arthur Weasley (0.788)
  7. Cameron James (0.787)
  8. Toby Damon (0.784)
  9. Flounder (0.784)
  10. George O'Malley (0.776)
  1. Scar (-0.663)
  2. Vicious (-0.652)
  3. Randall Boggs (-0.641)
  4. Hiram Lodge (-0.612)
  5. Sasuke Uchiha (-0.603)
  6. Mr. Burns (-0.6)
  7. Sarah O'Brien (-0.594)
  8. Coriolanus Snow (-0.594)
  9. Megatron (-0.592)
  10. Hans (-0.591)

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 Marshall Eriksen to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Marshall Eriksen is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ESFJ66.9%592
ISFJ66.7%1602
ENFP66.3%10817
ENFJ66.2%3842
INFP65.3%23344
INFJ64.8%12519
ESFP63.9%1202
ISFP63.1%1998
ESTJ54.4%547
INTP53.3%11992
ISTJ53.2%1475
ESTP52.9%765
ENTP52.4%5934
ENTJ52.3%2286
ISTP51.3%1950
INTJ51.1%8827

Notes

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