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Mufasa Personality Statistics

Mufasa is a character from The Lion King. 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
loyal (not traitorous)94.24911.71265
alpha (not beta)93.93711.71396
masculine (not feminine)93.34211.01250
heroic (not villainous)93.32512.41455
mighty (not puny)93.3812.11337
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.27912.71358
sheriff (not outlaw)91.91113.71355
honorable (not cunning)91.7812.91475
confident (not insecure)91.72713.71366
captain (not first-mate)91.64917.61655
mature (not juvenile)91.61814.51126
diligent (not lazy)91.116012.21379
prestigious (not disreputable)91.0915.11406
orderly (not chaotic)90.71714.01368
master (not apprentice)90.77216.6765
soulful (not soulless)90.65213.51113
respectful (not rude)90.53213.61355
official (not backdoor)90.5413.21591
dominant (not submissive)90.410913.61365
important (not irrelevant)90.210214.3791
bold (not shy)90.020214.21407
competent (not incompetent)90.012515.01379
sturdy (not flimsy)90.04113.9122
proper (not scandalous)89.91714.41448
eloquent (not unpolished)89.75314.41419
persistent (not quitter)89.327913.6500
charismatic (not uninspiring)89.17314.31463
straight (not queer)89.17917.3759
wise (not foolish)89.03216.81349
inspiring (not cringeworthy)89.01815.31143
treasure (not trash)88.88914.5602
well behaved (not mischievous)88.71115.61308
🌟 (not 💩)88.78017.3482
genuine (not sarcastic)88.62914.81449
valedictorian (not drop out)88.513218.0482
civilized (not barbaric)88.29014.21365
beautiful (not ugly)88.121415.41152
rich (not poor)87.816915.31279
patriotic (not unpatriotic)87.83417.2473
reliable (not experimental)87.83117.4132
confidential (not gossiping)87.78913.81703
legit (not scrub)87.65616.0698
nurturing (not poisonous)87.66914.4627
charming (not awkward)87.56115.61340
coordinated (not clumsy)87.513217.51290
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.414418.1115
sane (not crazy)87.1414.8503
pro (not noob)87.117917.2529
reasonable (not deranged)87.13315.5482
presidential (not folksy)87.03322.5122
kind (not cruel)86.818014.71306
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.75618.1131
attractive (not repulsive)86.615215.91333
driven (not unambitious)86.632618.21328
sensible (not ludicrous)86.42817.81345
traditional (not unorthodox)86.23017.31099
🐘 (not 🐀)86.01117.1805
angelic (not demonic)85.85714.91351
active (not slothful)85.521216.31375
decisive (not hesitant)85.413818.51361
high IQ (not low IQ)85.330116.11543
normal (not weird)85.2316.31338
tasteful (not lewd)85.15418.31286
healthy (not sickly)85.111820.21356
tall (not short)85.07314.01296
😇 (not 😈)84.97518.4499
orange (not purple)84.62223.81267
devout (not heathen)84.52118.61275
gendered (not androgynous)84.525724.0616
altruistic (not selfish)84.38417.01441
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.213520.01341
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.29921.81344
assertive (not passive)84.221520.01348
deep (not shallow)84.25719.1587
works hard (not plays hard)84.113917.61318
politically correct (not edgy)84.11317.61339
neurotypical (not autistic)84.03018.11186
workaholic (not slacker)84.032517.51146
go-getter (not slugabed)83.923117.6399
enlightened (not lost)83.92720.8117
rational (not whimsical)83.88419.51457
resourceful (not helpless)83.830919.21071
privileged (not oppressed)83.821618.7131
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.16623.31399
neat (not messy)82.817517.51162
loveable (not punchable)82.812821.3127
perceptive (not unobservant)82.836321.0149
studious (not goof-off)82.726520.3510
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)82.65421.5484
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.516219.41392
😊 (not 🤣)82.35617.5499
wholesome (not salacious)82.212520.6476
pronatalist (not child free)82.03219.21227
patient (not impatient)82.04820.1658
tactful (not indiscreet)82.07218.3462
pure (not debased)81.89119.11332
cautious (not impulsive)81.57219.41341
obedient (not rebellious)81.55220.81281
disarming (not creepy)81.59314.6654
forgiving (not vengeful)81.49919.91354
insider (not outsider)81.42124.61127
believable (not poorly-written)81.219517.0117
emancipated (not enslaved)81.111121.61269
egalitarian (not racist)81.143020.5452
stable (not moody)80.92021.51327
fresh (not stinky)80.922520.7756
scholarly (not crafty)80.95319.51655
independent (not codependent)80.820625.51622
theist (not atheist)80.85020.71054
compersive (not jealous)80.84218.41196
cool (not dorky)80.713521.6452
🧗 (not 🛌)80.619523.8810
direct (not roundabout)80.421222.51374
calm (not anxious)80.35321.71318
resolute (not wavering)80.114923.7453
macho (not metrosexual)80.16621.3119
complimentary (not insulting)79.912118.51079
practical (not imaginative)79.816421.11358
classical (not avant-garde)79.37422.21038
thick (not thin)79.39416.71103
slow-talking (not fast-talking)79.22918.0119
sage (not whippersnapper)78.95027.3115
consistent (not variable)78.811325.6126
builder (not explorer)78.55022.71694
highbrow (not lowbrow)78.412721.31120
equitable (not hypocritical)78.49321.61182
political (not nonpolitical)78.116024.41265
🎩 (not 🧢)78.124526.4468
reserved (not chatty)78.114519.31299
conventional (not creative)78.09521.51342
serious (not playful)77.930217.81311
sober (not indulgent)77.96125.31374
communal (not individualist)77.82326.61099
extraordinary (not mundane)77.730722.91375
spiritual (not skeptical)77.74524.51322
historical (not modern)77.512421.31052
tight (not loose)77.524419.799
warm (not quarrelsome)77.212720.51345
no-nonsense (not dramatic)77.110924.3706
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.19120.6138
warm (not cold)76.922220.31358
bossy (not meek)76.744720.71400
jock (not nerd)76.617122.61279
genius (not dunce)76.530719.11424
introspective (not not introspective)76.516422.9666
worldly (not innocent)76.336325.31360
existentialist (not nihilist)76.35122.3851
corporate (not freelance)75.815925.0111
brave (not careful)75.627626.81262
involved (not remote)75.427225.01244
manicured (not scruffy)75.248324.91663
modest (not flamboyant)75.222225.11350
romantic (not dispassionate)75.034823.2135
family-first (not work-first)74.925125.21696
vanilla (not kinky)74.715224.61183
bright (not depressed)74.615021.51331
alert (not oblivious)74.440227.2486
🥰 (not 🙃)74.414826.3750
strict (not lenient)73.729220.31348
reasoned (not instinctual)73.511027.21278
interesting (not tiresome)73.538923.01345
statist (not anarchist)73.413326.8666
gracious (not feisty)73.05624.21473
stylish (not slovenly)72.939524.91233
optimistic (not pessimistic)72.623123.71257
humble (not arrogant)72.420825.11295
old (not young)72.222917.71348
thick-skinned (not sensitive)72.221325.31578
basic (not hipster)72.027823.01185
refined (not rugged)71.935427.11308
morning lark (not night owl)71.812827.01088
🐮 (not 🐷)71.87022.2599
utilitarian (not decorative)71.633923.6938
hunter (not gatherer)71.636332.5132
precise (not vague)71.438727.71074
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.322525.187
💝 (not 💔)71.121732.4781
logical (not emotional)70.820624.81398
luddite (not technophile)70.616524.2959
low-tech (not high-tech)70.626626.91155
chortling (not giggling)70.631624.4106
chaste (not lustful)70.514924.51153
stoic (not expressive)70.219427.21296
methodical (not astonishing)70.233027.61294
rigid (not flexible)70.130422.51316
trusting (not suspicious)70.020527.81331
regular (not zany)70.010226.7431
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)70.015927.4130
sunny (not gloomy)69.626925.8137
sweet (not bitter)69.530021.11249
concrete (not abstract)69.528928.6523
formal (not intimate)69.427126.8768
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.130031.7473
efficient (not overprepared)69.136525.6123
armoured (not vulnerable)69.145625.51355
🤠 (not 🤑)69.136028.2428
suspicious (not awkward)68.948618.71160
triggered (not trolling)68.932421.291
🤔 (not 🤫)68.922829.4446
🤺 (not 🏌)68.955231.5493
melee (not ranged)68.910933.1108
😏 (not 😬)68.729428.4427
metaphorical (not literal)68.69428.01428
English (not German)68.368029.698
fast (not slow)68.154526.81344
tame (not wild)68.121525.81495
glad (not mad)67.922725.1444
🥾 (not 👟)67.727732.1452
musical (not off-key)67.620826.6121
playful (not shy)67.560120.51253
blacksmith (not tailor)66.924828.8109
smooth (not rough)66.928725.71290
extrovert (not introvert)66.846228.21316
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.735229.71283
objective (not subjective)66.713827.9969
demure (not vain)66.626525.41233
street-smart (not sheltered)66.654928.51397
moderate (not extreme)66.516926.01271
social (not reclusive)66.540028.5855
philosophical (not real)66.211329.01083
good-humored (not angry)66.142421.81267
joyful (not miserable)65.525423.2510
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.432529.2487
literary (not mathematical)65.341628.61102
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.219228.51340
unlucky (not fortunate)65.134030.21302
minimalist (not pack rat)65.131628.7388
straightforward (not cryptic)64.956731.01352
average (not deviant)64.718328.81057
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.721329.9114
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.751619.5143
cooperative (not competitive)64.624429.61331
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)64.536532.71107
preppy (not punk rock)64.553129.2130
rural (not urban)64.419830.5691
📈 (not 📉)64.448834.2447
cannibal (not vegan)64.237629.0124
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.141224.5730
accepting (not judgemental)64.135328.01069
👽 (not 🤡)63.737124.9358
trusting (not charming)63.325330.61303
hard (not soft)62.853322.61321
intense (not lighthearted)62.868528.1147
scientific (not artistic)62.748226.31125
guarded (not open)62.675627.11307
fixable (not unfixable)62.648130.4109
happy (not sad)62.426822.91252
realist (not idealist)62.340432.01126
tense (not relaxed)62.284325.31333
serious (not bold)62.232230.91402
🤐 (not 😜)62.243127.7408
vibrant (not geriatric)62.169027.9137
domestic (not industrial)62.032529.6915
repetitive (not varied)61.946727.4675
permanent (not transient)61.744832.5657
hard (not soft)61.654224.21112
empirical (not theoretical)61.439030.41230
🐩 (not 🐒)61.346230.6444
Italian (not Swedish)61.244332.496
flourishing (not traumatized)61.222430.7120
👻 (not 🤖)61.140330.9381
🐴 (not 🦄)60.350135.3474
poetic (not factual)60.332930.9153
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.135131.91133
feminist (not sexist)60.172927.2608
hoarder (not unprepared)59.559522.61209
resistant (not resigned)59.187630.71344
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.136427.51240
sporty (not bookish)58.939230.31316
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.318926.3921
chill (not offended)58.034728.6107
monastic (not hedonist)57.929628.8298
intellectual (not physical)57.872127.11323
frugal (not lavish)57.757427.11151
🧕 (not 💃)57.728930.5715
impartial (not biased)57.411429.51249
humorless (not funny)57.137424.51380
mainstream (not arcane)57.135931.21150
private (not gregarious)56.869529.41271
leisurely (not hurried)56.439925.51548
multicolored (not monochrome)56.449731.91011
mild (not spicy)56.336428.51325
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)55.859533.0468
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.633130.0456
western (not eastern)55.481631.6586
curious (not apathetic)55.388827.31211
🥳 (not 🥴)55.343129.2417
socialist (not libertarian)54.924831.21138
uncreative (not open to new experinces)54.728128.01334
frenzied (not sleepy)54.7106526.2103
open-minded (not close-minded)54.373528.31660
linear (not circular)54.253933.091
pretentious (not unassuming)53.969830.7478
generalist (not specialist)53.834532.0937
Roman (not Greek)53.655135.7110
secretive (not open-book)53.679330.0136
😀 (not 😭)53.356732.8512
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.362933.1672
subdued (not exuberant)53.344830.7125
dry (not moist)53.357729.3102
conservative (not liberal)53.240632.7488
human (not animalistic)53.191034.51298
authoritarian (not democratic)52.854933.61363
French (not Russian)52.878032.584
pacifist (not ferocious)52.745329.41281
🐿 (not 🦇)52.769030.3347
🧠 (not 💪)52.588129.9545
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.470431.81644
sorrowful (not cheery)52.375722.81262
🦒 (not 🐐)51.832632.0665
obsessed (not aloof)51.793625.41183
🧐 (not 😎)51.558536.1502
loud (not quiet)51.270728.11343
complicated (not simple)50.191831.11294
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.169031.1957

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Washington (0.901)
  2. Optimus Prime (0.881)
  3. Captain America (0.872)
  4. Joe West (0.867)
  5. Duke Leto Atreides (0.864)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.764)
  2. Dennis Nedry (-0.74)
  3. Ian Duncan (-0.688)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.675)
  5. Jonah Ryan (-0.643)

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. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.38)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.32)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.26)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.2)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.07)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.35)


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