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Minerva McGonagall Personality Statistics

Minerva McGonagall 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
cat person (not dog person)97.526.432
knowledgeable (not ignorant)96.1715.143
competent (not incompetent)95.91311.6324
loyal (not traitorous)95.6209.9341
diligent (not lazy)95.6299.7344
high IQ (not low IQ)95.2459.7294
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.1278.9363
heroic (not villainous)94.91110.0319
eloquent (not unpolished)94.289.9297
perceptive (not unobservant)94.2308.052
wise (not foolish)93.9610.3406
coordinated (not clumsy)93.8259.2336
pro (not noob)93.64612.8128
prestigious (not disreputable)93.3112.1337
badass (not weakass)93.38510.965
civilized (not barbaric)92.71611.6368
persistent (not quitter)92.613610.9107
genius (not dunce)92.53110.9382
inspiring (not cringeworthy)92.5410.7124
neat (not messy)92.13110.7290
intellectual (not physical)92.04010.7316
resourceful (not helpless)92.07414.2110
valedictorian (not drop out)92.06713.1156
on-time (not tardy)91.95516.475
confident (not insecure)91.83112.3356
master (not apprentice)91.86215.8162
queen (not princess)91.85412.527
independent (not codependent)91.62113.1451
treasure (not trash)91.63515.6148
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)91.41418.0191
mature (not juvenile)90.73414.994
workaholic (not slacker)90.61289.995
mighty (not puny)90.23813.4350
down2earth (not head@clouds)89.9914.6357
direct (not roundabout)89.84615.7362
motivated (not unmotivated)89.625213.834
bold (not shy)89.426012.8353
orderly (not chaotic)89.43414.0339
believable (not poorly-written)89.41513.047
dominant (not submissive)89.315211.5337
devoted (not unfaithful)89.316412.030
tasteful (not lewd)89.21315.2344
reasonable (not deranged)89.21816.3122
🎩 (not 🧢)89.15615.2115
🌟 (not 💩)88.99518.8122
alert (not oblivious)88.96017.6115
legit (not scrub)88.93915.3176
proper (not scandalous)88.82415.9342
soulful (not soulless)88.810415.284
decisive (not hesitant)88.76412.9385
high standards (not desperate)88.74215.095
sensible (not ludicrous)88.51716.4345
precise (not vague)88.44016.1270
sturdy (not flimsy)88.47217.368
rhythmic (not stuttering)88.43213.648
assertive (not passive)88.011716.1314
feminist (not sexist)88.013916.8161
important (not irrelevant)87.918618.1207
enlightened (not lost)87.71213.247
driven (not unambitious)87.528916.0340
refined (not rugged)87.14916.2349
studious (not goof-off)87.014616.6140
tactful (not indiscreet)87.01913.5113
clean (not perverted)86.812117.169
altruistic (not selfish)86.75012.6359
bookish (not sporty)86.719817.4347
pointed (not random)86.512219.354
manicured (not scruffy)86.224016.6387
factual (not exaggerating)86.24419.847
emancipated (not enslaved)86.04416.2332
armoured (not vulnerable)86.07114.1331
extraordinary (not mundane)85.913019.6331
self-improving (not self-destructive)85.91018.647
cultured (not rustic)85.94823.424
alpha (not beta)85.822418.8310
egalitarian (not racist)85.330116.1124
go-getter (not slugabed)85.220817.8105
OCD (not ADHD)84.86616.046
confidential (not gossiping)84.717719.0412
loveable (not punchable)84.710317.848
scheduled (not spontaneous)84.615219.8355
interesting (not tiresome)84.512117.8316
protagonist (not antagonist)84.514616.622
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.413819.1324
works hard (not plays hard)84.415818.9392
deep (not shallow)84.25518.4142
old (not young)84.011616.8381
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.09923.6346
empath (not psychopath)84.013916.466
giving (not receiving)84.010316.828
bossy (not meek)83.731316.2333
rational (not whimsical)83.69920.9364
active (not slothful)83.631818.1316
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.624018.6296
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.55216.5317
🤺 (not 🏌)83.518519.9127
white knight (not bad boy)83.511914.426
💝 (not 💔)83.46418.8184
respectful (not rude)83.315117.1336
compersive (not jealous)83.32215.1295
resolute (not wavering)83.310923.4132
prideful (not envious)83.26813.186
cautious (not impulsive)83.06216.4337
nurturing (not poisonous)83.017116.6133
overachiever (not underachiever)82.933323.269
English (not German)82.513624.646
wooden (not plastic)82.57316.765
fresh (not stinky)82.322321.7183
permanent (not transient)82.04620.9163
vintage (not trendy)82.019921.435
reliable (not experimental)81.611319.952
kind (not cruel)81.538516.7360
official (not backdoor)81.44521.8429
attentive (not interrupting)81.36525.652
chaste (not lustful)81.23020.6355
pure (not debased)81.210918.4368
formal (not intimate)81.29621.9173
never cries (not often crying)81.018824.535
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.78024.8147
one-faced (not two-faced)80.726423.171
🐩 (not 🐒)80.713621.1123
stable (not moody)80.62320.6375
sheriff (not outlaw)80.617522.0325
healthy (not sickly)80.428516.7309
consistent (not variable)80.49623.964
nerd (not jock)80.230721.2357
concise (not long-winded)80.24320.517
worldly (not innocent)80.132421.8332
washed (not muddy)79.915819.026
sober (not indulgent)79.74422.3334
serious (not playful)79.630219.0376
honorable (not cunning)79.517723.9397
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)79.415522.0113
📈 (not 📉)79.36425.6114
sane (not crazy)79.29621.8111
presidential (not folksy)79.216022.555
🎨 (not 🏀)79.233925.484
wholesome (not salacious)79.221924.7125
reasoned (not instinctual)79.14823.7377
flourishing (not traumatized)79.12319.150
introspective (not not introspective)79.012321.5177
logical (not emotional)78.811719.7383
demanding (not unchallenging)78.750420.275
sage (not whippersnapper)78.55124.043
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.535824.820
😇 (not 😈)78.318225.5131
efficient (not overprepared)78.28427.746
devout (not heathen)78.18922.0351
beautiful (not ugly)77.866123.3113
cynical (not gullible)77.632021.232
equitable (not hypocritical)77.512021.1118
interested (not bored)77.525220.554
patriotic (not unpatriotic)77.425523.5112
🧠 (not 💪)77.343826.3140
charming (not awkward)77.232621.5370
vegan (not cannibal)77.115922.537
😊 (not 🤣)77.117524.2142
opinionated (not jealous)77.132422.833
rock (not rap)77.140321.031
fast (not slow)77.034022.2339
angelic (not demonic)77.024519.4407
practical (not imaginative)76.927522.9321
involved (not remote)76.829520.9295
guarded (not open)76.749619.3337
suspicious (not awkward)76.730916.8323
grateful (not entitled)76.717224.758
tense (not relaxed)76.751720.0335
strict (not lenient)76.527921.0350
neurotypical (not autistic)76.531923.1322
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.514825.6317
street-smart (not sheltered)76.539524.4322
frank (not sugarcoated)76.543025.832
love-focused (not money-focused)76.547418.419
tight (not loose)76.431318.052
scholarly (not crafty)76.411623.7394
private (not gregarious)76.226822.8337
stylish (not slovenly)76.036324.6350
disarming (not creepy)76.033218.0147
straightforward (not cryptic)75.825026.2376
historical (not modern)75.717423.5242
reserved (not chatty)75.423321.7343
realist (not idealist)75.417422.2109
well behaved (not mischievous)75.019224.8364
prudish (not flirtatious)74.813321.523
scientific (not artistic)74.832023.0299
forgiving (not vengeful)74.624921.5321
insider (not outsider)74.48524.0244
bright (not depressed)74.319022.0343
winter (not summer)74.224328.728
hoarder (not unprepared)74.116315.3349
generous (not stingy)74.035822.474
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.919822.624
cool (not dorky)73.931227.6129
👽 (not 🤡)73.915719.6100
🎃 (not 💀)73.917027.355
demure (not vain)73.712821.5272
Swedish (not Italian)73.610925.839
picky (not always down)73.325325.424
fixable (not unfixable)73.218420.341
fortunate (not unlucky)73.114717.8300
privileged (not oppressed)73.154021.443
builder (not explorer)72.616524.3382
resistant (not resigned)72.543725.9341
ranged (not melee)72.49226.145
secretive (not open-book)72.147028.346
distant (not touchy-feely)72.135120.525
brave (not careful)71.943526.2372
classical (not avant-garde)71.925529.380
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.823123.066
rich (not poor)71.750117.1284
profound (not ironic)71.513130.655
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.433823.130
linear (not circular)71.39528.537
modest (not flamboyant)71.237126.5323
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.029431.4136
concrete (not abstract)70.930228.1137
musical (not off-key)70.917423.431
tall (not short)70.840922.9323
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.725522.1187
stoic (not expressive)70.620927.7360
earth (not air)70.635924.456
feminine (not masculine)70.638520.3377
😀 (not 😭)70.525424.1106
calm (not anxious)70.418926.6357
hurried (not leisurely)70.227125.3374
non-gamer (not gamer)70.244436.247
thin (not thick)70.135528.7235
purple (not orange)70.118928.4359
🥰 (not 🙃)70.027531.2194
opinionated (not neutral)69.796227.584
attractive (not repulsive)69.576821.1306
existentialist (not nihilist)69.422423.285
captain (not first-mate)69.447533.5369
frenzied (not sleepy)69.274621.646
spicy (not mild)69.156126.9339
open-minded (not close-minded)69.141523.5385
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)68.912725.950
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.522027.033
😏 (not 😬)68.436726.9115
methodical (not astonishing)68.246230.4377
political (not nonpolitical)68.243227.5341
🧗 (not 🛌)68.253927.9173
asexual (not sexual)68.120330.544
skeptical (not spiritual)68.071027.7334
humble (not arrogant)67.733525.1302
luddite (not technophile)67.724425.5252
rigid (not flexible)67.643324.6363
specialist (not generalist)67.638230.376
contrarian (not yes-man)67.547525.016
tailor (not blacksmith)67.155934.037
paranoid (not naive)67.147121.334
traditional (not unorthodox)67.031328.997
objective (not subjective)66.915728.196
🐮 (not 🐷)66.920625.7148
politically correct (not edgy)66.730029.3375
glad (not mad)66.728727.3119
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.740835.3130
arcane (not mainstream)66.540928.1296
factual (not poetic)66.546629.760
extravagant (not thrifty)66.442527.948
curious (not apathetic)66.265129.1315
minimalist (not pack rat)66.132324.7118
complicated (not simple)66.169028.1338
frugal (not lavish)65.544826.9340
complimentary (not insulting)65.251527.290
metrosexual (not macho)65.255426.742
indie (not pop)65.157731.925
trusting (not charming)65.126229.0358
dry (not moist)64.934726.445
hard (not soft)64.958422.9330
realistic (not fantastical)64.856232.340
literal (not metaphorical)64.654030.0341
Coke (not Pepsi)64.519036.076
blissful (not haunted)64.422526.772
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.963731.377
ferocious (not pacifist)63.870227.5324
patient (not impatient)63.829127.6143
utilitarian (not decorative)63.564929.393
dramatic (not comedic)63.580024.953
straight (not queer)63.3101430.0147
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.362921.450
chic (not cheesy)63.339925.419
monastic (not hedonist)63.020327.286
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)63.040933.525
realistic (not ambitious)62.726631.669
smooth (not rough)62.645227.5338
hard (not soft)62.562323.4114
intense (not lighthearted)62.582629.441
corporate (not freelance)62.541933.241
analysis (not common sense)62.455334.424
still (not twitchy)62.230627.973
tautology (not oxymoron)62.211432.521
🐘 (not 🐀)61.944632.5170
work-first (not family-first)61.857531.4407
exhibitionist (not bashful)61.771025.055
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)61.551928.5311
good-humored (not angry)61.563322.6326
🥳 (not 🥴)61.531726.7124
🤠 (not 🤑)61.569730.7112
feisty (not gracious)61.388428.0319
chortling (not giggling)61.374431.347
human (not animalistic)61.293228.6305
🦄 (not 🐴)61.240633.8124
gendered (not androgynous)61.1126031.1141
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)61.177035.746
preppy (not punk rock)61.071528.951
vibrant (not geriatric)60.986726.952
epic (not deep)60.945833.938
conventional (not creative)60.846329.9353
jaded (not innocent)60.884027.027
Roman (not Greek)60.736530.847
expressive (not monotone)60.775727.230
cocky (not timid)60.796722.226
statist (not anarchist)60.654929.8148
🦇 (not 🐿)60.644332.1114
pretentious (not unassuming)60.466629.3113
🥾 (not 👟)60.350834.5143
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.258731.757
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.195926.6356
playful (not shy)60.092722.3324
triggered (not trolling)59.980331.333
literary (not mathematical)59.869230.0353
optimistic (not pessimistic)59.754925.9297
sweet (not bitter)59.759821.9320
chosen one (not everyman)59.762328.920
cooperative (not competitive)59.639130.3319
warm (not quarrelsome)59.649324.6359
romantic (not dispassionate)59.690327.144
fighter (not lover)59.559526.663
happy (not sad)59.439219.9287
joyful (not miserable)59.342926.1127
serious (not bold)59.247331.8386
tame (not wild)59.244528.1334
🧐 (not 😎)59.152837.0133
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.873825.226
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.881530.851
empirical (not theoretical)58.656832.0329
moderate (not extreme)58.437226.8318
French (not Russian)58.372631.048
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.296532.190
🥵 (not 🥶)58.261331.845
real (not philosophical)58.188431.4257
atheist (not theist)58.077229.796
normie (not freak)57.850924.082
genuine (not sarcastic)57.764430.7341
🧕 (not 💃)57.732731.7198
liberal (not conservative)57.582530.1149
low-tech (not high-tech)57.264330.9295
night owl (not morning lark)57.283332.5226
child free (not pronatalist)57.188731.2248
mysterious (not unambiguous)57.054932.2450
flower child (not goth)56.985825.427
impartial (not biased)56.815328.1316
normal (not weird)56.748626.5336
fire (not water)56.786432.165
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.693028.1219
stubborn (not accommodating)56.6109933.869
predictable (not quirky)56.656830.334
pensive (not serene)56.5117530.748
vanilla (not kinky)56.363930.6328
western (not eastern)56.297232.5160
rural (not urban)56.135529.8190
gatherer (not hunter)56.060534.447
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.955930.9243
gloomy (not sunny)55.878323.844
quiet (not loud)55.560925.8334
multicolored (not monochrome)55.463632.794
reclusive (not social)55.057426.8222
introvert (not extrovert)54.953927.8349
warm (not cold)54.977225.7357
accepting (not judgemental)54.963829.0265
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.667629.9310
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)54.554129.1306
proactive (not reactive)54.551529.222
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.143732.3231
domestic (not industrial)53.763931.9102
suspicious (not trusting)53.484031.4325
centrist (not radical)53.159526.820
socialist (not libertarian)52.938831.1309
thinker (not doer)52.943533.087
hipster (not basic)52.849630.6300
🤔 (not 🤫)52.893633.4118
🤐 (not 😜)52.876932.6114
👻 (not 🤖)52.777530.8137
🐐 (not 🦒)52.7105835.9161
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.643729.7139
authoritarian (not democratic)52.467932.2368
obedient (not rebellious)52.356329.3300
sorrowful (not cheery)52.292121.8378
zany (not regular)52.189428.9116
deviant (not average)52.097427.5258
exuberant (not subdued)51.994434.933
offended (not chill)51.791831.452
humorless (not funny)51.362027.3344
emotional (not unemotional)51.3113128.020
communal (not individualist)51.256732.999
aloof (not obsessed)51.036327.5311
varied (not repetitive)51.053230.3173
transparent (not machiavellian)51.077532.320
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.770928.7324

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Hermione Granger (0.907)
  2. Peggy Carter (0.901)
  3. Jean-Luc Picard (0.896)
  4. Camille Saroyan (0.874)
  5. Melinda Warner (0.873)
  6. Laura Roslin (0.866)
  7. Alfred Pennyworth (0.861)
  8. Carlisle Cullen (0.861)
  9. Dana Scully (0.858)
  10. Alfred Pennyworth (0.857)
  1. The Deep (-0.713)
  2. A.J. Soprano (-0.693)
  3. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.691)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.661)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.618)
  6. Homer Simpson (-0.606)
  7. Dennis Nedry (-0.602)
  8. Arturo Roman (-0.602)
  9. Kevin Rayburn (-0.591)
  10. Jeff Portnoy (-0.59)

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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Notes

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