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Petunia Dursley Personality Statistics

Petunia Dursley is a character from Harry Potter. 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
offended (not chill)95.718.138
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)95.228.8318
conventional (not creative)94.4110.2345
judgemental (not accepting)94.4209.2265
uncreative (not open to new experinces)94.0111.8376
close-minded (not open-minded)94.0712.0395
tense (not relaxed)93.81211.6336
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)93.4210.741
rigid (not flexible)93.31112.7293
basic (not hipster)92.9212.7331
biased (not impartial)92.5713.7326
😬 (not 😏)92.1212.3107
miserable (not joyful)92.0410.293
anxious (not calm)91.9139.4354
humorless (not funny)91.4813.8389
quarrelsome (not warm)91.34013.1366
serious (not playful)91.03614.6367
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.83314.8335
💩 (not 🌟)90.81514.5124
codependent (not independent)90.4512.9347
bitter (not sweet)90.44213.0318
lost (not enlightened)90.3513.633
cringeworthy (not inspiring)90.2711.794
insulting (not complimentary)90.22214.469
uninspiring (not charismatic)90.0314.8283
guarded (not open)89.85912.9339
🐴 (not 🦄)89.81017.6118
mundane (not extraordinary)89.6116.8315
gloomy (not sunny)89.62712.837
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)89.51214.897
angry (not good-humored)89.42113.5312
arrogant (not humble)89.211313.6349
selfish (not altruistic)89.17415.8353
suspicious (not trusting)89.16914.5299
conservative (not liberal)89.02022.1117
cold (not warm)88.94513.9282
impatient (not patient)88.96013.1149
jealous (not compersive)88.72517.2271
hypocritical (not equitable)88.61712.9105
tight (not loose)88.34524.443
sheltered (not street-smart)88.21416.8304
gossiping (not confidential)88.13620.6403
😭 (not 😀)88.1517.599
rude (not respectful)87.84417.2326
strict (not lenient)87.76719.3334
trash (not treasure)87.61417.8142
pessimistic (not optimistic)87.51816.0275
traditional (not unorthodox)87.32422.686
🙃 (not 🥰)87.32518.1182
self-destructive (not self-improving)87.34412.631
punchable (not loveable)87.36524.729
preppy (not punk rock)87.26123.529
🧐 (not 😎)87.01116.8120
🥴 (not 🥳)86.9817.1109
noob (not pro)86.8718.0107
racist (not egalitarian)86.8919.198
low-tech (not high-tech)86.42715.0325
😈 (not 😇)86.48516.1108
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.28918.8299
cruel (not kind)86.26414.2341
formal (not intimate)86.23518.3170
poisonous (not nurturing)85.98517.0137
mad (not glad)85.95318.1101
tiresome (not interesting)85.7518.6311
gendered (not androgynous)85.620523.0107
obedient (not rebellious)85.52420.0290
🤐 (not 😜)85.51919.6102
careful (not brave)85.2817.4320
vengeful (not forgiving)85.214315.6299
deranged (not reasonable)85.15416.2104
🐀 (not 🐘)85.02222.8170
authoritarian (not democratic)84.99323.0314
ignorant (not knowledgeable)84.92524.638
pretentious (not unassuming)84.88622.5137
moody (not stable)84.515317.6334
shallow (not deep)84.53422.1139
serious (not bold)84.41819.9369
luddite (not technophile)84.41318.2294
insecure (not confident)84.32519.9353
foolish (not wise)84.23816.9353
scrub (not legit)83.71322.0158
neat (not messy)83.516524.3264
manicured (not scruffy)83.428623.2348
morning lark (not night owl)83.22021.3219
helpless (not resourceful)83.2416.879
dry (not moist)83.22724.344
corporate (not freelance)83.17124.128
repulsive (not attractive)83.13816.3326
repetitive (not varied)82.82020.6168
traumatized (not flourishing)82.69117.234
sorrowful (not cheery)82.57117.9324
domestic (not industrial)82.42625.574
depressed (not bright)82.23113.9314
💔 (not 💝)82.26322.8163
feminine (not masculine)82.118321.5324
vain (not demure)82.012622.8299
practical (not imaginative)82.011725.1322
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.93822.2380
sad (not happy)81.77614.3300
dunce (not genius)81.63017.4374
demonic (not angelic)81.411715.2335
crazy (not sane)81.311821.1127
dorky (not cool)81.17822.282
awkward (not charming)80.95319.0325
villainous (not heroic)80.810116.0315
soulless (not soulful)80.77720.085
vanilla (not kinky)80.67227.4333
puny (not mighty)80.62620.2324
hurried (not leisurely)80.54521.5349
hard (not soft)80.316823.0281
geriatric (not vibrant)80.31319.735
🛌 (not 🧗)80.25125.9181
off-key (not musical)80.24523.334
English (not German)80.019927.634
straight (not queer)79.738530.1143
dispassionate (not romantic)79.63323.836
literal (not metaphorical)79.55824.6301
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.515521.082
monochrome (not multicolored)79.18827.477
chaste (not lustful)79.04426.5281
skeptical (not spiritual)78.925727.1319
apathetic (not curious)78.9824.7312
🧕 (not 💃)78.91425.6176
emotional (not logical)78.916525.6317
sheriff (not outlaw)78.715628.1303
overprepared (not efficient)78.61422.542
salacious (not wholesome)78.516129.8103
sexist (not feminist)78.511323.2120
family-first (not work-first)78.419627.7334
intense (not lighthearted)78.433726.434
factual (not poetic)78.212724.637
linear (not circular)78.13127.622
stinky (not fresh)77.76928.3184
secretive (not open-book)77.527629.733
first-mate (not captain)77.222126.4323
privileged (not oppressed)77.235329.147
classical (not avant-garde)77.210828.677
concrete (not abstract)77.112029.699
chortling (not giggling)77.013630.423
bookish (not sporty)76.936621.6298
old (not young)76.817814.6324
historical (not modern)76.813424.7248
competitive (not cooperative)76.736527.4302
not introspective (not introspective)76.64828.7151
builder (not explorer)76.57120.3273
orderly (not chaotic)76.324830.5310
dramatic (not no-nonsense)76.321131.0158
tame (not wild)76.39228.0330
beta (not alpha)76.214328.7274
apprentice (not master)75.89826.1175
triggered (not trolling)75.812231.238
hard (not soft)75.527927.485
incompetent (not competent)75.45924.8305
🤡 (not 👽)75.46732.298
cunning (not honorable)75.419821.6339
real (not philosophical)75.317427.1221
proper (not scandalous)75.319832.1308
thin (not thick)74.917930.1228
tailor (not blacksmith)74.727627.038
debased (not pure)74.622925.3301
whippersnapper (not sage)74.69526.724
pack rat (not minimalist)74.68225.091
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.555630.6327
unfixable (not fixable)74.311829.036
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)74.019828.6269
ugly (not beautiful)73.85619.690
feisty (not gracious)73.642822.6270
cautious (not impulsive)73.619531.5342
shy (not playful)73.65119.7292
metrosexual (not macho)73.222723.424
extreme (not moderate)72.745230.5303
consistent (not variable)72.724730.332
stuttering (not rhythmic)72.46925.734
refined (not rugged)72.434428.8328
irrelevant (not important)72.32226.9184
private (not gregarious)72.231531.0320
self-conscious (not self-assured)72.08130.4316
sarcastic (not genuine)71.727126.7311
flimsy (not sturdy)71.610625.229
enslaved (not emancipated)71.55525.9272
low IQ (not high IQ)71.55622.9276
claustrophobic (not spelunker)71.37336.324
narcissistic (not low self esteem)71.336934.641
methodical (not astonishing)70.831829.2293
slugabed (not go-getter)70.43328.687
🎩 (not 🧢)70.139735.693
rough (not smooth)69.823727.4287
frenzied (not sleepy)69.858028.328
indiscreet (not tactful)69.79630.7128
gatherer (not hunter)69.728335.138
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)69.516231.8178
unlucky (not fortunate)69.425426.1320
average (not deviant)69.411433.9251
🤖 (not 👻)69.419131.798
🤣 (not 😊)69.418426.9107
pronatalist (not child free)69.313928.6268
studious (not goof-off)69.259730.8119
tall (not short)69.137526.4285
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.139427.431
reclusive (not social)68.724428.1178
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.632731.4348
suspicious (not awkward)68.650431.9312
provincial (not cosmopolitan)68.318133.4281
remote (not involved)68.24931.0293
📉 (not 📈)68.06635.2117
obsessed (not aloof)67.939032.7340
focused on the present (not focused on the future)67.820830.4325
sickly (not healthy)67.612124.2303
mainstream (not arcane)67.412437.1302
ludicrous (not sensible)67.325933.9321
🐷 (not 🐮)67.215237.2184
instinctual (not reasoned)66.941531.0319
ferocious (not pacifist)66.953029.2324
🐩 (not 🐒)66.934337.592
juvenile (not mature)66.633131.083
unambitious (not driven)66.54131.5310
🤑 (not 🤠)66.330133.596
well behaved (not mischievous)66.129334.9326
unobservant (not perceptive)66.19335.430
slow (not fast)65.911028.7301
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.930034.0275
politically correct (not edgy)65.924035.1281
bossy (not meek)65.868133.8313
empirical (not theoretical)65.623432.3255
generalist (not specialist)65.59032.362
statist (not anarchist)65.432234.4148
hesitant (not decisive)65.314330.5332
devout (not heathen)65.236833.1326
creepy (not disarming)65.217929.2137
nerd (not jock)65.154131.9304
permanent (not transient)65.134333.3116
theist (not atheist)65.021635.170
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)64.933627.999
submissive (not dominant)64.524733.6320
traitorous (not loyal)64.417429.7311
mild (not spicy)64.124034.1304
disreputable (not prestigious)63.822733.2321
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.524434.532
patriotic (not unpatriotic)63.463236.8107
political (not nonpolitical)63.346835.1309
ranged (not melee)63.330034.121
scientific (not artistic)63.048227.9263
straightforward (not cryptic)63.063933.0321
folksy (not presidential)62.936030.638
oblivious (not alert)62.825133.6117
introvert (not extrovert)62.729330.7328
neurotypical (not autistic)62.484031.3268
🏌 (not 🤺)62.312034.199
libertarian (not socialist)62.232835.6305
precise (not vague)61.964832.1247
rich (not poor)61.859424.6302
diligent (not lazy)61.7102732.3310
western (not eastern)61.356035.7143
hoarder (not unprepared)60.756032.0304
French (not Russian)60.455332.430
subjective (not objective)59.734137.181
subdued (not exuberant)59.730536.829
expressive (not stoic)59.558832.6312
quitter (not persistent)59.42932.4102
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.264835.1291
loud (not quiet)58.956732.7322
physical (not intellectual)58.735928.9268
official (not backdoor)58.741737.4363
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)58.755031.9106
lavish (not frugal)58.545133.5318
literary (not mathematical)58.364430.5274
works hard (not plays hard)58.277533.5322
rational (not whimsical)57.866436.5322
🐐 (not 🦒)57.371638.1160
resistant (not resigned)57.294736.1305
regular (not zany)57.235939.988
communal (not individualist)57.132938.880
lewd (not tasteful)57.033434.5346
human (not animalistic)57.085434.7280
passive (not assertive)56.725134.5299
modest (not flamboyant)56.460936.9296
🐿 (not 🦇)55.862840.090
slothful (not active)55.314531.1309
monastic (not hedonist)55.236935.464
direct (not roundabout)55.087234.4308
cannibal (not vegan)55.055534.644
drop out (not valedictorian)54.640234.7102
barbaric (not civilized)54.535633.6333
trusting (not charming)54.547522.5272
nihilist (not existentialist)54.533533.859
reserved (not chatty)54.357933.9296
simple (not complicated)54.332435.1335
🤔 (not 🤫)54.372839.9101
armoured (not vulnerable)54.279034.8291
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.129038.1269
idealist (not realist)54.154334.795
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.149037.2161
🥾 (not 👟)54.156337.2108
coordinated (not clumsy)53.685832.1311
slovenly (not stylish)53.442430.5312
decorative (not utilitarian)53.437836.793
bold (not shy)53.3111729.2323
worldly (not innocent)53.290032.3286
outsider (not insider)53.265038.0235
urban (not rural)53.090735.8147
crafty (not scholarly)52.577931.0354
Roman (not Greek)52.560834.730
workaholic (not slacker)52.499534.178
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.437637.4106
unpolished (not eloquent)52.348132.3239
wavering (not resolute)52.329734.1102
sober (not indulgent)52.256336.9333
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.255337.5320
normal (not weird)51.649536.5359
experimental (not reliable)51.656731.430
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.555436.4189
🧠 (not 💪)51.290626.299
Italian (not Swedish)51.269338.521
purple (not orange)50.368635.9287
poorly-written (not believable)50.67330.444

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Frank Burns (0.88)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (0.857)
  3. Principal Vernon (0.833)
  4. India Wilkes (0.801)
  5. Principal Skinner (0.788)
  1. Han Lue (-0.714)
  2. Luna Lovegood (-0.711)
  3. Lady Sybil Crawley (-0.697)
  4. Abby Sciuto (-0.67)
  5. Iroh (-0.669)

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: INTJ (r = 0.39)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.23)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.13)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.06)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.01)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.02)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.03)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.04)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.16)
  10. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.17)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.22)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.22)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.25)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.27)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.29)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.29)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.38)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.44)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.44)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.46)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.48)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.52)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.54)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.58)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.59)


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