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Petrie Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Petrie is a character from The Land Before Time.

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
anxious (not calm)95.327.011
submissive (not dominant)93.297.013
beta (not alpha)92.41115.410
short (not tall)91.13616.935
nerd (not jock)90.612011.020
twitchy (not still)90.62111.217
hurried (not leisurely)90.049.911
meek (not bossy)89.81119.011
vulnerable (not armoured)89.558.315
sensitive (not thick-skinned)89.11112.29
air (not earth)88.9211.416
one-faced (not two-faced)88.76311.115
asexual (not sexual)88.51515.622
kind (not cruel)88.41809.518
insecure (not confident)87.61613.419
careful (not brave)87.5719.114
soft (not hard)87.43513.222
dorky (not cool)87.1378.613
loyal (not traitorous)86.94269.413
hesitant (not decisive)86.81019.916
wholesome (not salacious)86.86612.112
pacifist (not ferocious)86.42211.617
low self esteem (not narcissistic)86.12619.916
codependent (not independent)86.03222.410
awkward (not suspicious)85.73112.016
😬 (not 😏)85.71420.215
chatty (not reserved)85.618519.918
passive (not assertive)85.51411.817
dramatic (not no-nonsense)85.312219.727
white knight (not bad boy)85.39118.513
thin (not thick)85.22818.115
😇 (not 😈)85.29318.117
expressive (not monotone)84.518822.819
vegan (not cannibal)84.34325.714
emotional (not unemotional)83.824913.68
clean (not perverted)83.724124.315
often crying (not never cries)83.65717.314
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.510316.211
bookish (not sporty)83.335411.719
water (not fire)83.34310.99
innocent (not worldly)83.23624.820
hypochondriac (not stoic)83.22328.610
lover (not fighter)83.18714.921
innocent (not jaded)83.14510.613
tense (not relaxed)82.932625.019
low-tech (not high-tech)82.87123.612
gatherer (not hunter)82.88718.315
communal (not individualist)82.61110.111
fast-talking (not slow-talking)82.616116.111
weakass (not badass)82.44220.212
apprentice (not master)82.44416.213
emotional (not logical)81.716825.323
disorganized (not self-disciplined)81.78923.316
expressive (not stoic)81.522624.212
poor (not rich)81.510016.817
family-first (not work-first)81.421228.118
noob (not pro)81.11927.411
treasure (not trash)81.151722.316
🤠 (not 🤑)81.114014.616
moody (not stable)80.931016.617
traumatized (not flourishing)80.721318.322
soft (not hard)80.513623.814
princess (not queen)80.44221.817
chaste (not lustful)80.34120.411
orange (not purple)80.16023.815
first-mate (not captain)80.021616.510
loveable (not punchable)79.925728.217
honorable (not cunning)79.321021.714
stuttering (not rhythmic)79.33620.812
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.126717.218
egalitarian (not racist)79.177822.014
desperate (not high standards)79.18521.323
flimsy (not sturdy)79.04227.610
👟 (not 🥾)78.910218.818
clumsy (not coordinated)78.613327.811
self-conscious (not self-assured)78.36429.026
long-winded (not concise)78.35930.111
cooperative (not competitive)77.812824.015
autistic (not neurotypical)77.72123.428
zany (not regular)77.627026.48
timid (not cocky)77.66922.018
preppy (not punk rock)77.435220.19
obedient (not rebellious)77.413225.412
cautious (not impulsive)77.220930.815
offended (not chill)77.027820.214
tardy (not on-time)77.015221.713
cheesy (not chic)77.018826.920
claustrophobic (not spelunker)76.94720.710
heroic (not villainous)76.770524.215
random (not pointed)76.49320.814
civilized (not barbaric)76.258025.514
frenzied (not sleepy)76.146322.414
reactive (not proactive)76.18423.913
side character (not main character)76.032725.8260
queer (not straight)75.711421.815
🥴 (not 🥳)75.715031.015
fearmongering (not reassuring)75.722430.010
🤔 (not 🤫)75.39324.59
soulful (not soulless)75.375922.813
loud (not quiet)75.246227.410
shy (not bold)75.15230.315
awkward (not charming)75.115229.214
weird (not normal)74.841124.113
angelic (not demonic)74.738426.123
gullible (not cynical)74.714525.210
puny (not mighty)74.57926.711
metrosexual (not macho)74.525915.319
tailor (not blacksmith)74.532918.28
🐀 (not 🐘)74.315330.012
interested (not bored)74.348618.511
vanilla (not kinky)74.222830.411
🧠 (not 💪)74.267926.111
devout (not heathen)73.920025.415
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.720226.118
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.723228.512
lost (not enlightened)73.723522.715
trusting (not charming)73.69323.913
unlucky (not fortunate)73.524522.817
whippersnapper (not sage)73.412626.818
everyman (not chosen one)73.314522.618
empath (not psychopath)73.258419.69
historical (not modern)73.128128.819
🦇 (not 🐿)72.925334.820
devoted (not unfaithful)72.8110719.49
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.827729.312
nurturing (not poisonous)72.758322.716
romantic (not dispassionate)72.760318.411
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)72.619723.511
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.457528.916
funny (not humorless)72.450032.120
realist (not idealist)72.327927.011
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.230225.420
rural (not urban)72.216824.013
altruistic (not selfish)72.148420.011
respectful (not rude)71.957331.610
open-book (not secretive)71.917320.912
quirky (not predictable)71.928627.610
repetitive (not varied)71.722728.013
grateful (not entitled)71.633525.118
opinionated (not jealous)71.670014.910
epic (not deep)71.518615.88
off-key (not musical)71.325827.710
tight (not loose)71.360830.710
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)71.210825.211
love-focused (not money-focused)71.280328.512
unprepared (not hoarder)71.111325.117
gracious (not feisty)71.111024.411
French (not Russian)70.932727.711
theoretical (not empirical)70.82224.715
extraordinary (not mundane)70.871122.08
sweet (not bitter)70.743027.410
believable (not poorly-written)70.5104325.213
triggered (not trolling)70.440430.424
feminist (not sexist)70.384427.413
exuberant (not subdued)70.149929.310
protagonist (not antagonist)70.187626.015
prudish (not flirtatious)70.126124.78
child free (not pronatalist)69.950931.213
exaggerating (not factual)69.948732.118
paranoid (not naive)69.944623.018
gregarious (not private)69.928328.48
beautiful (not ugly)69.9113928.717
chivalrous (not businesslike)69.933125.213
active (not slothful)69.6113827.013
good-humored (not angry)69.356123.511
flower child (not goth)69.265524.911
freak (not normie)69.246929.49
giving (not receiving)69.163230.915
obsessed (not aloof)69.054823.816
introvert (not extrovert)69.030831.610
nonpolitical (not political)68.921233.814
helpless (not resourceful)68.97531.127
glad (not mad)68.931026.815
💝 (not 💔)68.940032.216
workaholic (not slacker)68.9110718.213
interrupting (not attentive)68.840726.420
humble (not arrogant)68.739933.026
impatient (not patient)68.669119.910
literal (not metaphorical)68.544022.711
politically correct (not edgy)68.431332.117
incompetent (not competent)68.312920.818
sheltered (not street-smart)68.329431.915
genuine (not sarcastic)68.252031.716
abstract (not concrete)68.226923.710
bashful (not exhibitionist)68.113827.813
wavering (not resolute)68.08322.18
close-minded (not open-minded)67.929131.210
decorative (not utilitarian)67.922725.415
washed (not muddy)67.968033.79
Pepsi (not Coke)67.87829.39
complimentary (not insulting)67.756328.512
accepting (not judgemental)67.544134.615
average (not deviant)67.319730.613
indiscreet (not tactful)67.318927.716
tame (not wild)67.234930.138
thinker (not doer)67.221033.137
summer (not winter)67.154227.016
repulsive (not attractive)67.120826.215
reliable (not experimental)67.055627.013
chaotic (not orderly)66.955723.511
rigid (not flexible)66.953831.617
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.963028.512
touchy-feely (not distant)66.941031.98
interesting (not tiresome)66.888523.19
accommodating (not stubborn)66.817928.136
arcane (not mainstream)66.750328.610
🎨 (not 🏀)66.783530.012
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.7103032.711
messy (not neat)66.640132.39
🐒 (not 🐩)66.637629.617
frugal (not lavish)66.451521.212
luddite (not technophile)66.333030.710
roundabout (not direct)66.213825.310
lighthearted (not intense)66.225931.416
generous (not stingy)66.275630.514
forgiving (not vengeful)65.859831.812
warm (not cold)65.768617.010
English (not German)65.6127732.314
well behaved (not mischievous)65.446429.225
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.481726.120
opinionated (not neutral)65.3135835.79
picky (not always down)65.358135.010
transparent (not machiavellian)65.142226.713
👻 (not 🤖)65.146825.18
gloomy (not sunny)65.167027.010
warm (not quarrelsome)64.950031.615
scruffy (not manicured)64.946621.98
compersive (not jealous)64.848034.114
slugabed (not go-getter)64.77818.511
morning lark (not night owl)64.634225.811
skeptical (not spiritual)64.6100626.518
pure (not debased)64.664930.416
serious (not bold)64.443024.311
traditional (not unorthodox)64.445034.110
perceptive (not unobservant)64.3133137.110
diligent (not lazy)64.1151729.414
sheriff (not outlaw)64.063330.114
alert (not oblivious)63.696230.914
slovenly (not stylish)63.535130.513
ironic (not profound)63.544520.613
thrifty (not extravagant)63.557233.612
self-destructive (not self-improving)63.163029.015
practical (not imaginative)62.988130.810
🛌 (not 🧗)62.832835.016
🐷 (not 🐮)62.727329.619
🌟 (not 💩)62.6122334.120
fantastical (not realistic)62.551632.613
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.456032.316
backdoor (not official)62.467741.110
existentialist (not nihilist)62.370834.78
disarming (not creepy)62.2111229.813
sickly (not healthy)62.128326.711
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')62.17329.117
guarded (not open)61.9118629.614
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.893839.914
gossiping (not confidential)61.741530.48
🎃 (not 💀)61.752333.810
sorrowful (not cheery)61.686924.721
studious (not goof-off)61.5111026.512
🎩 (not 🧢)61.476334.514
conventional (not creative)61.254926.110
crazy (not sane)61.269124.514
shy (not playful)61.128026.59
proper (not scandalous)61.070433.317
dramatic (not comedic)61.0108632.123
animalistic (not human)60.829938.422
dry (not moist)60.856425.29
biased (not impartial)60.7106923.89
bad-cook (not good-cook)60.760428.414
resistant (not resigned)60.6124331.89
cat person (not dog person)60.565131.128
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.427121.814
unassuming (not pretentious)60.346535.411
intimate (not formal)60.269229.816
dunce (not genius)60.132421.118
😭 (not 😀)60.159726.813
ADHD (not OCD)60.051131.512
subjective (not objective)59.949732.423
plays hard (not works hard)59.842137.310
classical (not avant-garde)59.881030.717
straightforward (not cryptic)59.7110928.711
🐐 (not 🦒)59.792030.37
mild (not spicy)59.646127.616
🧐 (not 😎)59.662233.919
monochrome (not multicolored)59.567428.010
vintage (not trendy)59.5117427.113
envious (not prideful)59.514126.018
Roman (not Greek)59.450425.99
🥶 (not 🥵)59.447832.89
fast (not slow)59.3120930.113
demure (not vain)59.365426.210
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.381736.410
unambitious (not driven)59.29330.916
unpolished (not eloquent)59.252531.810
explorer (not builder)58.776633.512
spontaneous (not scheduled)58.668527.48
democratic (not authoritarian)58.685435.518
reclusive (not social)58.664429.817
🥰 (not 🙃)58.577636.113
indie (not pop)58.5102930.616
Italian (not Swedish)58.373631.716
realistic (not ambitious)58.249133.915
monastic (not hedonist)58.046127.418
cultured (not rustic)58.099332.114
astonishing (not methodical)57.953130.312
depressed (not bright)57.968624.316
permanent (not transient)57.981430.316
miserable (not joyful)57.998329.220
overprepared (not efficient)57.622029.820
foolish (not wise)57.560529.811
curious (not apathetic)57.5127135.515
focused on the future (not focused on the present)57.557933.134
moderate (not extreme)57.450736.38
sensible (not ludicrous)57.1100535.114
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.178828.18
sober (not indulgent)56.969836.322
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.965130.110
oppressed (not privileged)56.752530.019
basic (not hipster)56.6101126.417
eastern (not western)56.620527.617
scrub (not legit)56.628430.515
statist (not anarchist)56.384332.518
💃 (not 🧕)56.1114236.018
sad (not happy)56.0109134.012
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.988326.210
analysis (not common sense)55.992829.620
liberal (not conservative)55.8111031.211
scholarly (not crafty)55.762729.516
rock (not rap)55.7165332.523
literary (not mathematical)55.6107236.414
stinky (not fresh)55.648531.621
whimsical (not rational)55.567731.311
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)55.561242.78
gamer (not non-gamer)55.556637.013
centrist (not radical)55.562524.715
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.495632.011
🤡 (not 👽)55.463833.416
gendered (not androgynous)55.3170034.019
atheist (not theist)55.3108633.417
domestic (not industrial)55.174028.014
poetic (not factual)55.168130.916
plastic (not wooden)55.132826.711
pensive (not serene)55.0151933.09
quitter (not persistent)54.96032.129
intellectual (not physical)54.8118327.79
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.838137.029
🦄 (not 🐴)54.868536.919
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.750332.911
giggling (not chortling)54.750637.315
precise (not vague)54.6125425.512
refined (not rugged)54.5103434.710
hypocritical (not equitable)54.375036.515
consistent (not variable)54.3111520.810
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.3138531.810
disreputable (not prestigious)54.157730.414
pack rat (not minimalist)54.068834.020
low IQ (not high IQ)53.928327.622
suspicious (not trusting)53.8101135.619
rough (not smooth)53.886033.517
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.881334.511
📈 (not 📉)53.6133826.813
vibrant (not geriatric)53.6135732.114
outsider (not insider)53.595130.920
underachiever (not overachiever)53.533931.48
not introspective (not introspective)53.448228.38
drop out (not valedictorian)53.461831.213
sugarcoated (not frank)53.434330.78
playful (not serious)53.273429.917
lenient (not strict)53.283036.111
reasonable (not deranged)52.9110830.815
charismatic (not uninspiring)52.7160135.115
libertarian (not socialist)52.6108436.413
feminine (not masculine)52.477821.812
involved (not remote)52.4152229.018
contrarian (not yes-man)52.4123527.716
emancipated (not enslaved)52.3143224.715
tautology (not oxymoron)52.351026.711
scientific (not artistic)52.099832.511
complicated (not simple)52.0138722.19
freelance (not corporate)52.0113036.414
motivated (not unmotivated)52.0180231.414
😊 (not 🤣)51.8123631.713
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.774329.912
blissful (not haunted)51.757734.314
demanding (not unchallenging)51.6155131.67
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.482226.914
mature (not juvenile)51.3110127.212
😜 (not 🤐)51.193327.716
folksy (not presidential)51.188837.615
ranged (not melee)51.1122927.38
flamboyant (not modest)51.088332.815
irrelevant (not important)50.130926.811
🏌 (not 🤺)50.246335.311
circular (not linear)50.892133.118
tasteful (not lewd)50.3137728.916
instinctual (not reasoned)50.7117032.218
real (not philosophical)50.3142036.814
specialist (not generalist)50.3135133.423
unfixable (not fixable)50.472626.918
old (not young)50.574033.311
shallow (not deep)50.563626.410

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. The Cowardly Lion (0.731)
  2. Charlie Cheswick (0.729)
  3. Louis Tully (0.72)
  4. Alfredo Linguini (0.72)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (0.715)
  6. Morty Smith (0.695)
  7. Agt. Wendell Pleakley (0.685)
  8. Rex (0.68)
  9. Kif Kroker (0.68)
  10. Billy Bibbit (0.678)
  1. Marsellus Wallace (-0.534)
  2. Angel Eyes (-0.495)
  3. Charlotte Hale (-0.481)
  4. Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (-0.478)
  5. Don Draper (-0.474)
  6. Rhett Butler (-0.472)
  7. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (-0.47)
  8. Robert California (-0.466)
  9. Hiram Lodge (-0.464)
  10. Avon Barksdale (-0.464)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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