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Merry Brandybuck Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Merry Brandybuck is a character from Lord of the Rings.

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
short (not tall)91.83014.9598
summer (not winter)91.8169.141
loyal (not traitorous)90.423313.5463
kind (not cruel)90.211011.6514
good-humored (not angry)89.84813.1475
flower child (not goth)89.28010.341
warm (not cold)89.16011.3467
playful (not shy)88.715412.9531
chatty (not reserved)88.014014.1542
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)87.93016.092
funny (not humorless)87.810314.5518
cheery (not sorrowful)87.54513.2518
soulful (not soulless)87.417815.593
joyful (not miserable)87.04614.184
folksy (not presidential)86.72116.041
vibrant (not geriatric)86.311012.750
heroic (not villainous)86.128115.3530
expressive (not stoic)85.913016.2489
playful (not serious)85.99216.1531
social (not reclusive)85.810116.5155
extrovert (not introvert)85.514917.4471
happy (not sad)85.53713.2505
rural (not urban)85.22621.4153
curious (not apathetic)84.89316.8550
😜 (not 🤐)84.812618.377
lighthearted (not intense)84.12319.154
apprentice (not master)83.73814.2259
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.628417.4518
young (not old)83.226614.8459
bright (not depressed)83.25716.2478
gregarious (not private)83.07215.9451
expressive (not monotone)82.924723.545
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.711117.4493
healthy (not sickly)82.723116.2472
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.626618.8456
family-first (not work-first)82.518517.7495
emotional (not unemotional)82.429518.549
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.333224.943
fast-talking (not slow-talking)82.217416.150
lenient (not strict)82.110617.6478
sweet (not bitter)82.014816.4512
🎃 (not 💀)81.85521.251
😀 (not 😭)81.77519.4109
gatherer (not hunter)81.710620.656
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.46118.9547
loveable (not punchable)81.421120.554
spontaneous (not scheduled)81.222621.8500
sunny (not gloomy)81.217219.058
indulgent (not sober)81.018319.1471
open-book (not secretive)80.67017.662
goof-off (not studious)80.514822.087
first-mate (not captain)80.320521.9572
touchy-feely (not distant)80.110717.148
🐿 (not 🦇)80.017520.085
one-faced (not two-faced)79.934924.158
loud (not quiet)79.733419.2496
glad (not mad)79.710117.880
trolling (not triggered)79.73619.251
protagonist (not antagonist)79.742121.332
devoted (not unfaithful)79.775917.540
spontaneous (not deliberate)79.613821.3482
multicolored (not monochrome)79.614719.977
empath (not psychopath)79.631720.343
gamer (not non-gamer)79.311526.142
plays hard (not works hard)79.312819.9515
straightforward (not cryptic)79.216320.8472
orange (not purple)79.26820.9481
whippersnapper (not sage)79.25018.744
mischievous (not well behaved)79.044523.3515
💃 (not 🧕)79.035621.2148
🤡 (not 👽)78.95321.181
forgiving (not vengeful)78.921019.0457
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.98717.833
relaxed (not tense)78.85520.7462
exuberant (not subdued)78.723425.358
open (not guarded)78.66619.1450
nurturing (not poisonous)78.634518.3196
💝 (not 💔)78.416921.5126
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.455221.1384
crafty (not scholarly)78.325717.8562
blissful (not haunted)78.26616.535
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.135524.337
interested (not bored)78.029219.847
innocent (not jaded)78.09723.646
impulsive (not cautious)77.832222.7530
democratic (not authoritarian)77.811919.9441
ADHD (not OCD)77.815221.950
leisurely (not hurried)77.59123.8596
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.515126.881
freelance (not corporate)77.539223.152
twitchy (not still)77.327922.063
🤠 (not 🤑)77.326623.380
side character (not main character)77.329918.727
accepting (not judgemental)77.221022.2353
comedic (not dramatic)77.27826.641
metrosexual (not macho)77.116917.148
flexible (not rigid)77.09820.1484
explorer (not builder)77.020618.7564
romantic (not dispassionate)77.042218.552
bold (not serious)76.927117.3555
persistent (not quitter)76.8123423.489
soft (not hard)76.722418.293
trusting (not suspicious)76.714722.0509
🐒 (not 🐩)76.512321.876
bold (not shy)76.497121.2489
tardy (not on-time)76.316425.679
low-tech (not high-tech)76.221423.2461
egalitarian (not racist)76.293921.787
simple (not complicated)76.25420.7455
chaotic (not orderly)76.134421.7481
disorganized (not self-disciplined)76.015922.0484
whimsical (not rational)75.821522.6479
soft (not hard)75.823119.3539
involved (not remote)75.738520.9489
treasure (not trash)75.782222.9112
human (not animalistic)75.761823.2414
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.745220.774
🌟 (not 💩)75.675426.873
pure (not debased)75.529321.8531
chill (not offended)75.512022.854
random (not pointed)75.510220.155
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.411125.6504
ambitious (not realistic)75.436222.536
artistic (not scientific)75.229619.1466
domestic (not industrial)75.110921.777
lover (not fighter)75.126520.441
emancipated (not enslaved)75.035621.8481
slacker (not workaholic)74.712422.2108
gossiping (not confidential)74.721922.4578
naive (not paranoid)74.79624.740
warm (not quarrelsome)74.623320.9484
disarming (not creepy)74.649321.5241
dorky (not cool)74.622521.880
fantastical (not realistic)74.424623.149
wholesome (not salacious)74.439028.088
juvenile (not mature)74.325721.7104
🐐 (not 🦒)74.114827.8111
👻 (not 🤖)74.018824.295
messy (not neat)73.926720.8351
doer (not thinker)73.940124.455
backdoor (not official)73.829822.9493
brave (not careful)73.648322.7492
believable (not poorly-written)73.580519.847
generous (not stingy)73.248821.151
emotional (not logical)73.138623.5486
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.031425.7507
common sense (not analysis)72.95220.737
imaginative (not practical)72.824024.7454
literary (not mathematical)72.831619.2410
exaggerating (not factual)72.840921.745
innocent (not worldly)72.713724.3522
liberal (not conservative)72.743925.5113
open-minded (not close-minded)72.540421.4545
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)72.57625.241
clumsy (not coordinated)72.422422.1511
grateful (not entitled)72.430825.454
white knight (not bad boy)72.451620.145
motivated (not unmotivated)72.3128822.934
patriotic (not unpatriotic)72.250422.080
musical (not off-key)72.120422.968
nonpolitical (not political)72.014525.3446
transparent (not machiavellian)72.020222.841
gullible (not cynical)71.918623.747
moist (not dry)71.816518.757
decorative (not utilitarian)71.816720.377
rebellious (not obedient)71.769025.2461
Swedish (not Italian)71.718026.543
vulnerable (not armoured)71.720121.6416
loose (not tight)71.719625.153
😎 (not 🧐)71.643824.995
creative (not conventional)71.343823.5465
🥳 (not 🥴)71.316528.090
instinctual (not reasoned)71.146725.2464
drop out (not valedictorian)71.126823.081
angelic (not demonic)70.950423.1540
zany (not regular)70.947123.094
melee (not ranged)70.99726.831
generalist (not specialist)70.83521.160
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.721126.4469
luddite (not technophile)70.519323.6425
codependent (not independent)70.524026.6562
impatient (not patient)70.562327.0226
overspender (not penny-pincher)70.430925.1143
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.447324.790
noob (not pro)70.411124.877
foolish (not wise)70.327622.2504
astonishing (not methodical)70.319021.4432
everyman (not chosen one)70.023427.245
French (not Russian)69.936026.254
tailor (not blacksmith)69.953422.345
wild (not tame)69.768624.7493
beautiful (not ugly)69.6114723.9100
cheesy (not chic)69.641422.145
intimate (not formal)69.535525.9133
flamboyant (not modest)69.446024.8505
communal (not individualist)69.414729.291
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.114523.1450
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.154226.041
interesting (not tiresome)68.980123.9486
awkward (not suspicious)68.926421.9471
long-winded (not concise)68.822323.032
quirky (not predictable)68.737133.341
opinionated (not jealous)68.587322.342
dog person (not cat person)68.441432.445
complimentary (not insulting)68.453920.880
beta (not alpha)68.235025.9440
ignorant (not knowledgeable)68.118524.755
civilized (not barbaric)68.086224.4507
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.050125.7104
outlaw (not sheriff)67.958724.5498
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.841530.3500
unpolished (not eloquent)67.830325.0407
rustic (not cultured)67.825226.551
prideful (not envious)67.587523.963
🥵 (not 🥶)67.344020.343
🎨 (not 🏀)67.382228.041
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.278728.566
love-focused (not money-focused)67.293722.543
scandalous (not proper)67.158327.1495
unassuming (not pretentious)67.126528.8107
oblivious (not alert)67.125024.984
flirtatious (not prudish)67.059425.343
altruistic (not selfish)66.966024.4541
fortunate (not unlucky)66.632625.0499
lavish (not frugal)66.645825.5429
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.544030.3356
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.432929.852
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.357325.1226
confident (not insecure)66.191725.4490
honorable (not cunning)66.168927.9526
child free (not pronatalist)66.170528.9381
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.083026.5419
interrupting (not attentive)65.948225.960
attractive (not repulsive)65.7112722.3482
yes-man (not contrarian)65.721130.949
equitable (not hypocritical)65.655725.4102
🐀 (not 🐘)65.636428.4120
charming (not awkward)65.580625.6501
dunce (not genius)65.522220.8509
giggling (not chortling)65.524929.852
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.458625.643
feminist (not sexist)65.498124.0108
always down (not picky)65.320930.440
giving (not receiving)65.280025.842
resistant (not resigned)65.099225.5481
scruffy (not manicured)65.046125.6554
hedonist (not monastic)65.046827.274
ludicrous (not sensible)64.940226.6499
unprepared (not hoarder)64.922926.3451
🥰 (not 🙃)64.854130.1148
real (not philosophical)64.773727.7369
clean (not perverted)64.794126.650
🐷 (not 🐮)64.423528.1148
indiscreet (not tactful)64.325128.482
sporty (not bookish)64.247827.9492
😏 (not 😬)64.263526.579
flourishing (not traumatized)64.221523.653
pack rat (not minimalist)64.135725.784
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.053829.6134
📈 (not 📉)63.880530.585
Greek (not Roman)63.714227.339
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.576429.062
🦄 (not 🐴)63.345431.971
vegan (not cannibal)63.266226.543
wooden (not plastic)63.296029.446
biased (not impartial)63.193625.1493
vague (not precise)63.122323.3296
😇 (not 😈)63.169930.691
princess (not queen)63.137230.638
idealist (not realist)63.054229.4107
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)63.060526.753
poetic (not factual)62.743926.054
genuine (not sarcastic)62.668428.8495
feisty (not gracious)62.6101326.9384
abstract (not concrete)62.639826.381
desperate (not high standards)62.538326.056
subjective (not objective)62.238327.089
western (not eastern)62.286328.7112
frenzied (not sleepy)62.2128925.745
indie (not pop)62.187231.741
cooperative (not competitive)61.945228.8498
fixable (not unfixable)61.879430.040
weird (not normal)61.783524.3474
physical (not intellectual)61.546426.8474
pacifist (not ferocious)61.446827.3467
submissive (not dominant)61.343426.1528
compersive (not jealous)61.360823.7399
frank (not sugarcoated)61.2123630.335
existentialist (not nihilist)61.180325.771
legit (not scrub)61.1124028.4123
🥾 (not 👟)61.062330.575
rugged (not refined)60.962224.9509
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.9118427.156
cocky (not timid)60.9117129.154
not introspective (not introspective)60.727529.7153
epic (not deep)60.555124.148
resourceful (not helpless)60.4144827.279
circular (not linear)60.443528.742
lazy (not diligent)59.914526.3480
socialist (not libertarian)59.919029.8389
privileged (not oppressed)59.8108427.251
important (not irrelevant)59.7148728.2151
ironic (not profound)59.760228.455
edgy (not politically correct)59.684824.3433
anarchist (not statist)59.660829.7137
extraordinary (not mundane)59.5115727.4488
poor (not rich)59.457924.1457
active (not slothful)59.4151229.0447
often crying (not never cries)59.460125.538
deviant (not average)59.297426.8380
nerd (not jock)59.095128.5480
disreputable (not prestigious)59.044324.8418
gendered (not androgynous)59.0161128.1205
smooth (not rough)58.871125.9509
efficient (not overprepared)58.7117524.150
aloof (not obsessed)58.620527.1458
underachiever (not overachiever)58.624726.753
🤣 (not 😊)58.551334.8102
unorthodox (not traditional)58.489032.072
neurotypical (not autistic)58.2133326.7422
crazy (not sane)58.277525.0103
muddy (not washed)58.248032.640
decisive (not hesitant)58.1120426.8495
inspiring (not cringeworthy)57.995527.489
theist (not atheist)57.951128.068
literal (not metaphorical)57.8101229.5480
morning lark (not night owl)57.752530.9348
spicy (not mild)57.6107327.2509
low IQ (not high IQ)57.623022.9408
unobservant (not perceptive)57.622632.947
rock (not rap)57.5159527.036
flimsy (not sturdy)57.439327.454
insider (not outsider)57.359029.1356
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.328627.1326
fast (not slow)57.2128326.0456
meek (not bossy)56.946226.5506
humble (not arrogant)56.870827.5509
vintage (not trendy)56.8126429.543
asexual (not sexual)56.746430.246
incompetent (not competent)56.627025.9454
serene (not pensive)56.614129.841
hypochondriac (not stoic)56.651830.539
puny (not mighty)56.539525.4484
anxious (not calm)56.5102525.5483
lustful (not chaste)56.492826.6456
sensitive (not thick-skinned)56.274225.6428
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.247230.260
go-getter (not slugabed)56.1163426.682
resolute (not wavering)56.1131829.284
English (not German)56.1164932.737
stubborn (not accommodating)56.0138332.657
lewd (not tasteful)55.949626.3451
water (not fire)55.960531.749
earth (not air)55.9114135.758
Pepsi (not Coke)55.951032.347
variable (not consistent)55.554431.451
mainstream (not arcane)55.458428.1433
historical (not modern)55.373129.1357
devout (not heathen)55.293129.4439
opinionated (not neutral)55.1167728.058
queer (not straight)55.036730.4202
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.075431.644
respectful (not rude)54.9111725.6471
spiritual (not skeptical)54.842227.3419
🧠 (not 💪)54.8131426.8118
🧢 (not 🎩)54.883732.766
unchallenging (not demanding)54.833328.151
hipster (not basic)54.761428.3465
masculine (not feminine)54.2113422.1494
extreme (not moderate)54.0117427.5420
varied (not repetitive)53.856026.8229
oxymoron (not tautology)53.3111425.134
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.2110426.253
driven (not unambitious)53.1178327.8413
direct (not roundabout)53.0137329.6431
proactive (not reactive)53.071532.131
🤔 (not 🤫)52.9114630.278
charming (not trusting)52.6100930.5461
assertive (not passive)52.6142127.4475
shallow (not deep)52.658224.5131
freak (not normie)52.4105027.364
thin (not thick)52.3116923.8368
badass (not weakass)52.2145726.847
lost (not enlightened)52.0101930.342
classical (not avant-garde)51.9111129.177
🛌 (not 🧗)51.963532.1135
vanilla (not kinky)51.895629.3408
empirical (not theoretical)51.8115129.5429
demure (not vain)51.792726.1461
experimental (not reliable)51.785135.144
slovenly (not stylish)51.667025.9468
stable (not moody)51.561126.9430
🤺 (not 🏌)51.5151832.584
centrist (not radical)51.581228.330
permanent (not transient)51.4112328.7180
preppy (not punk rock)51.4115432.555
reasonable (not deranged)50.9116527.186
fresh (not stinky)50.1141027.9135
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.7103529.3320
thrifty (not extravagant)50.3104828.943
street-smart (not sheltered)50.4127531.4459

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Pippin Took (0.958)
  2. Donkey (0.887)
  3. Pumbaa (0.883)
  4. Olaf (0.858)
  5. Pinkie Pie (0.841)
  6. Sasha Braus (0.839)
  7. Troy Barnes (0.827)
  8. Dory (0.815)
  9. Phil Dunphy (0.809)
  10. Hoban Washburne (0.805)
  1. Cho Sang-woo (-0.666)
  2. Ash (-0.648)
  3. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.641)
  4. Alexander Conklin (-0.638)
  5. Coriolanus Snow (-0.633)
  6. Squidward Tentacles (-0.627)
  7. Agent Smith (-0.62)
  8. Inspector Kido (-0.614)
  9. Doc (-0.613)
  10. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.609)

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

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


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