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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
knowledgeable (not ignorant)98.334.031
competent (not incompetent)96.2710.6311
diligent (not lazy)95.72310.4334
loyal (not traitorous)95.52210.4330
high IQ (not low IQ)95.4378.7296
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.1198.9359
heroic (not villainous)94.81310.3316
pro (not noob)94.82310.0117
eloquent (not unpolished)94.01210.0301
coordinated (not clumsy)93.9217.8337
wise (not foolish)93.8410.4397
perceptive (not unobservant)93.7327.135
civilized (not barbaric)93.31410.1351
persistent (not quitter)93.29610.8102
prestigious (not disreputable)93.1212.4343
resourceful (not helpless)92.84814.2102
genius (not dunce)92.52210.9382
inspiring (not cringeworthy)92.4610.5107
intellectual (not physical)92.2339.9312
master (not apprentice)92.24815.1148
valedictorian (not drop out)91.95813.2138
neat (not messy)91.83410.4273
treasure (not trash)91.53316.1131
confident (not insecure)91.42912.7351
independent (not codependent)91.32313.3449
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)91.31418.0177
workaholic (not slacker)91.2929.986
mighty (not puny)90.62812.8347
mature (not juvenile)90.53213.982
down2earth (not head@clouds)90.4812.9359
direct (not roundabout)90.04215.0364
alert (not oblivious)89.64415.8108
tasteful (not lewd)89.61014.9345
orderly (not chaotic)89.52614.3334
🌟 (not 💩)89.26819.4108
dominant (not submissive)89.113212.1335
bold (not shy)89.023513.1346
legit (not scrub)89.03815.5169
sensible (not ludicrous)88.71416.5344
decisive (not hesitant)88.76012.7377
rhythmic (not stuttering)88.73314.631
believable (not poorly-written)88.71613.838
sturdy (not flimsy)88.66318.355
reasonable (not deranged)88.61717.2111
precise (not vague)88.54116.1257
proper (not scandalous)88.42615.9331
feminist (not sexist)88.39615.7145
🎩 (not 🧢)88.36916.399
assertive (not passive)88.210316.0305
soulful (not soulless)87.910915.579
driven (not unambitious)87.827315.2329
important (not irrelevant)87.716418.2191
studious (not goof-off)87.312815.8121
enlightened (not lost)87.21414.033
refined (not rugged)87.05416.3334
bookish (not sporty)86.915717.0337
self-improving (not self-destructive)86.9715.132
altruistic (not selfish)86.84512.4352
tactful (not indiscreet)86.71912.798
manicured (not scruffy)86.520916.4391
armoured (not vulnerable)86.16214.1315
emancipated (not enslaved)85.94316.8321
alpha (not beta)85.718519.5298
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.410718.0325
extraordinary (not mundane)85.413220.2317
works hard (not plays hard)85.310017.7382
egalitarian (not racist)85.224216.0110
go-getter (not slugabed)84.820719.098
scheduled (not spontaneous)84.612219.3347
loveable (not punchable)84.610016.828
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.68422.6338
old (not young)84.58416.4374
resolute (not wavering)84.37323.2117
deep (not shallow)84.35518.2131
confidential (not gossiping)84.216419.2400
bossy (not meek)84.024715.8329
active (not slothful)84.026517.5306
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.84716.3313
interesting (not tiresome)83.811617.9310
💝 (not 💔)83.45119.2179
rational (not whimsical)83.39321.2367
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.322418.8289
compersive (not jealous)83.11614.9290
respectful (not rude)82.714117.3323
🤺 (not 🏌)82.718321.5120
cautious (not impulsive)82.55716.4345
chaste (not lustful)82.12819.7352
nurturing (not poisonous)81.916717.0122
flourishing (not traumatized)81.91314.233
presidential (not folksy)81.710517.738
official (not backdoor)81.74121.6421
permanent (not transient)81.54222.2157
pure (not debased)81.49518.5361
fresh (not stinky)81.421122.5173
kind (not cruel)81.332816.3357
English (not German)81.316329.230
stable (not moody)81.11819.6364
formal (not intimate)81.08222.1163
sheriff (not outlaw)80.713021.7322
reliable (not experimental)80.710320.336
🐩 (not 🐒)80.612721.1109
📈 (not 📉)80.54824.7100
sober (not indulgent)80.24021.9336
healthy (not sickly)80.225716.6311
sage (not whippersnapper)80.24023.931
equitable (not hypocritical)80.26519.4103
worldly (not innocent)80.126721.9324
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.17325.3131
serious (not playful)79.925418.7375
nerd (not jock)79.726121.9360
consistent (not variable)79.39926.543
sane (not crazy)79.26922.498
honorable (not cunning)79.115423.7396
reasoned (not instinctual)79.04323.7378
patriotic (not unpatriotic)78.918823.9107
wholesome (not salacious)78.819624.9113
logical (not emotional)78.89919.5385
😇 (not 😈)78.815425.2124
😊 (not 🤣)78.711423.0136
introspective (not not introspective)78.512021.5173
devout (not heathen)78.47421.8349
strict (not lenient)78.121520.1326
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)77.816824.097
street-smart (not sheltered)77.332023.5326
vegan (not cannibal)77.113721.719
suspicious (not awkward)77.025516.4314
charming (not awkward)76.927921.8357
tense (not relaxed)76.941720.0332
beautiful (not ugly)76.956123.695
angelic (not demonic)76.821319.3404
secretive (not open-book)76.828425.226
practical (not imaginative)76.722823.1315
straightforward (not cryptic)76.717525.4362
fast (not slow)76.728121.9337
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.712425.7312
neurotypical (not autistic)76.627022.8319
disarming (not creepy)76.625116.3137
guarded (not open)76.539919.2346
involved (not remote)76.524621.5292
scholarly (not crafty)76.59023.7396
🧠 (not 💪)76.537326.6126
reserved (not chatty)76.418321.0333
tight (not loose)76.328520.633
scientific (not artistic)76.222821.8281
stylish (not slovenly)76.131224.4346
historical (not modern)76.114523.0244
Swedish (not Italian)75.95924.723
private (not gregarious)75.822223.2340
well behaved (not mischievous)75.214424.4353
👽 (not 🤡)75.110718.990
forgiving (not vengeful)75.020421.0321
efficient (not overprepared)74.917028.725
realist (not idealist)74.714422.797
insider (not outsider)74.37124.3242
demure (not vain)74.310721.2270
hoarder (not unprepared)74.313815.1344
bright (not depressed)73.916322.4333
linear (not circular)73.77522.131
fortunate (not unlucky)73.111317.4295
cool (not dorky)72.928428.6119
builder (not explorer)72.813124.1385
classical (not avant-garde)72.720628.668
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.721531.4126
stoic (not expressive)72.317127.1349
resistant (not resigned)72.239926.1340
concrete (not abstract)72.022028.7117
modest (not flamboyant)71.830726.3324
brave (not careful)71.736626.5366
rich (not poor)71.542117.0281
😀 (not 😭)71.417723.9102
privileged (not oppressed)71.350722.126
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.120622.1173
tall (not short)71.033922.9314
calm (not anxious)71.014826.4361
purple (not orange)70.615027.9344
thin (not thick)70.530628.6227
ranged (not melee)70.512130.131
hurried (not leisurely)70.421725.0374
feminine (not masculine)70.333120.4364
factual (not poetic)69.930129.241
fixable (not unfixable)69.825821.630
attractive (not repulsive)69.763321.3306
captain (not first-mate)69.538433.4371
existentialist (not nihilist)69.420224.375
spicy (not mild)69.247226.5333
🥰 (not 🙃)68.924731.9187
political (not nonpolitical)68.733927.2349
open-minded (not close-minded)68.435623.6385
rigid (not flexible)68.035024.3360
specialist (not generalist)67.931930.467
methodical (not astonishing)67.938630.5368
🧗 (not 🛌)67.746428.3169
skeptical (not spiritual)67.660427.8328
humble (not arrogant)67.328824.9293
objective (not subjective)67.312728.777
vibrant (not geriatric)67.255426.236
tailor (not blacksmith)67.249532.931
luddite (not technophile)67.124625.3254
arcane (not mainstream)67.134027.4288
utilitarian (not decorative)67.144827.883
complicated (not simple)67.053527.8329
dry (not moist)66.924727.530
politically correct (not edgy)66.722029.2365
😏 (not 😬)66.734627.2107
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.635635.8116
corporate (not freelance)66.627833.324
traditional (not unorthodox)66.327129.384
minimalist (not pack rat)66.228125.0111
musical (not off-key)66.223023.819
intense (not lighthearted)66.260927.426
frenzied (not sleepy)66.271121.334
frugal (not lavish)66.037426.8341
🐮 (not 🐷)66.020226.6137
curious (not apathetic)65.956729.4323
glad (not mad)65.126927.3111
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.120627.035
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.851421.429
trusting (not charming)64.721728.9360
hard (not soft)64.749423.3322
literal (not metaphorical)64.743129.8337
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)64.756835.239
hard (not soft)63.849922.1101
Roman (not Greek)63.723430.636
patient (not impatient)63.625827.2132
complimentary (not insulting)63.644927.176
metrosexual (not macho)63.651725.233
ferocious (not pacifist)63.459227.5318
monastic (not hedonist)63.116628.283
smooth (not rough)63.037727.7327
🐘 (not 🐀)62.534432.3171
feisty (not gracious)62.370827.7298
good-humored (not angry)62.050522.7321
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)61.944628.6310
🥾 (not 👟)61.939333.8130
work-first (not family-first)61.749931.7396
pretentious (not unassuming)61.452729.198
🤠 (not 🤑)61.456430.398
human (not animalistic)61.376628.9302
🥳 (not 🥴)61.127526.9111
straight (not queer)61.091130.9133
gendered (not androgynous)60.9104931.0134
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.954021.715
🦄 (not 🐴)60.636233.3105
🦇 (not 🐿)60.437832.1103
atheist (not theist)60.356728.384
conventional (not creative)60.238230.2352
statist (not anarchist)60.246029.4135
empirical (not theoretical)60.142631.9323
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.080126.7347
🧐 (not 😎)60.040136.4129
sweet (not bitter)59.749121.9310
joyful (not miserable)59.634625.7118
happy (not sad)59.532119.9280
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.565730.834
warm (not quarrelsome)59.241924.5356
literary (not mathematical)59.260830.0341
real (not philosophical)59.069631.4252
playful (not shy)58.879422.1313
cooperative (not competitive)58.734230.5314
child free (not pronatalist)58.669631.0235
tame (not wild)58.538128.4328
🧕 (not 💃)58.527331.9187
moderate (not extreme)58.430326.6296
low-tech (not high-tech)58.252230.1291
multicolored (not monochrome)58.245432.286
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.280032.285
serious (not bold)58.040832.0381
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.049426.2286
western (not eastern)57.771832.3150
chortling (not giggling)57.768133.032
normal (not weird)57.338526.3332
genuine (not sarcastic)57.056230.9329
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.875727.6220
mysterious (not unambiguous)56.845132.0442
liberal (not conservative)56.869229.8139
night owl (not morning lark)56.270733.1221
vanilla (not kinky)56.152830.9318
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.041728.8302
reclusive (not social)56.046426.0209
triggered (not trolling)56.076231.227
rural (not urban)55.929430.0179
gloomy (not sunny)55.565022.837
impartial (not biased)55.415828.0308
quiet (not loud)55.350425.9340
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.347231.4234
romantic (not dispassionate)55.384926.819
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.227832.3222
introvert (not extrovert)55.142827.6343
accepting (not judgemental)55.150929.0271
suspicious (not trusting)54.568031.2327
preppy (not punk rock)54.471327.634
warm (not cold)54.264725.6349
gatherer (not hunter)54.155334.332
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.057330.3299
🤐 (not 😜)53.760932.9102
offended (not chill)53.771731.536
🤔 (not 🤫)53.574934.1113
French (not Russian)53.176630.630
sorrowful (not cheery)53.074621.6377
authoritarian (not democratic)53.054432.1358
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.836930.3122
zany (not regular)52.872328.3100
hipster (not basic)52.739330.8286
deviant (not average)52.778327.8253
exuberant (not subdued)52.775736.824
socialist (not libertarian)52.634631.4308
🐐 (not 🦒)52.588536.0159
domestic (not industrial)52.256332.983
communal (not individualist)52.045332.496
👻 (not 🤖)51.865631.8121
obedient (not rebellious)51.747029.2293
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.256428.9323
repetitive (not varied)51.283230.3166
obsessed (not aloof)50.198527.7312
humorless (not funny)50.552927.3343

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. Peggy Carter (0.909)
  2. Hermione Granger (0.905)
  3. Jean-Luc Picard (0.899)
  4. Melinda Warner (0.883)
  5. Laura Roslin (0.874)
  1. A.J. Soprano (-0.727)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.721)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.689)
  4. Jake Harper (-0.64)
  5. Homer Simpson (-0.635)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.76)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.71)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.61)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.61)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.5)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.47)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.35)
  8. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.32)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.31)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.29)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.28)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.24)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.23)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.2)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.09)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.01)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.03)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.06)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.16)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.16)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.36)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.4)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.5)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.53)


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