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Merry Brandybuck Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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
summer (not winter)92.6158.632
short (not tall)92.12914.6569
loyal (not traitorous)90.423313.5463
kind (not cruel)90.211011.6513
good-humored (not angry)89.84713.2473
warm (not cold)89.15711.3466
flower child (not goth)89.18410.231
playful (not shy)88.715212.9531
chatty (not reserved)88.014014.1540
funny (not humorless)87.810014.5515
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)87.73116.191
cheery (not sorrowful)87.54313.2517
soulful (not soulless)87.417815.593
joyful (not miserable)86.84614.282
vibrant (not geriatric)86.311212.943
heroic (not villainous)86.227315.1529
folksy (not presidential)86.02316.139
expressive (not stoic)85.912816.2487
playful (not serious)85.98616.1531
social (not reclusive)85.89916.7153
extrovert (not introvert)85.515017.4471
happy (not sad)85.53513.2503
rural (not urban)85.32521.5152
curious (not apathetic)84.89516.7547
😜 (not 🤐)84.613318.376
lighthearted (not intense)84.22419.550
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.627717.4517
apprentice (not master)83.63714.3257
bright (not depressed)83.35416.2476
young (not old)83.126014.8458
gregarious (not private)82.97515.9450
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.710817.4491
healthy (not sickly)82.723716.2470
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.726418.7455
family-first (not work-first)82.517617.7494
emotional (not unemotional)82.428819.541
lenient (not strict)82.310317.6474
sweet (not bitter)82.014816.4510
fast-talking (not slow-talking)82.017416.447
😀 (not 😭)81.77919.4109
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.45918.9545
loveable (not punchable)81.419820.753
spontaneous (not scheduled)81.222821.8500
gatherer (not hunter)81.111020.754
indulgent (not sober)81.018419.1471
sunny (not gloomy)81.016819.157
expressive (not monotone)80.827724.536
exuberant (not subdued)80.518222.452
first-mate (not captain)80.420021.7570
goof-off (not studious)80.215222.186
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.240126.931
open-book (not secretive)80.17218.157
🐿 (not 🦇)80.015920.085
innocent (not jaded)79.97518.938
🎃 (not 💀)79.87722.044
loud (not quiet)79.733219.2494
glad (not mad)79.710317.880
spontaneous (not deliberate)79.513421.3480
trolling (not triggered)79.53519.350
empath (not psychopath)79.532820.642
one-faced (not two-faced)79.535224.356
straightforward (not cryptic)79.314820.7471
whippersnapper (not sage)79.34518.943
plays hard (not works hard)79.312619.9514
multicolored (not monochrome)79.215320.175
orange (not purple)79.16720.9478
mischievous (not well behaved)79.042723.3512
💃 (not 🧕)79.035121.2148
gamer (not non-gamer)79.011526.441
protagonist (not antagonist)79.044121.730
relaxed (not tense)78.94920.7461
🤡 (not 👽)78.95321.378
forgiving (not vengeful)78.920119.0455
nurturing (not poisonous)78.733418.4194
ADHD (not OCD)78.713721.349
touchy-feely (not distant)78.712917.541
open (not guarded)78.66019.1449
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.68818.030
💝 (not 💔)78.416121.5126
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.452721.1382
crafty (not scholarly)78.324917.8560
interested (not bored)78.327319.843
blissful (not haunted)78.26416.535
devoted (not unfaithful)78.184118.131
impulsive (not cautious)77.830922.7528
democratic (not authoritarian)77.811119.9441
leisurely (not hurried)77.68823.8593
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.514226.881
freelance (not corporate)77.537223.351
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)77.535325.030
naive (not paranoid)77.37421.732
🤠 (not 🤑)77.325223.380
metrosexual (not macho)77.316717.446
accepting (not judgemental)77.220722.2353
romantic (not dispassionate)77.241118.651
explorer (not builder)77.220118.6560
comedic (not dramatic)77.26926.641
flexible (not rigid)77.09520.1482
bold (not serious)76.926217.3554
twitchy (not still)76.928422.062
persistent (not quitter)76.8119623.489
soft (not hard)76.721518.390
trusting (not suspicious)76.714822.0508
bold (not shy)76.495121.2489
egalitarian (not racist)76.390321.886
🐒 (not 🐩)76.212321.875
simple (not complicated)76.25220.7455
low-tech (not high-tech)76.120223.2460
chaotic (not orderly)76.034421.7480
treasure (not trash)76.079122.4110
disorganized (not self-disciplined)75.915522.1482
whimsical (not rational)75.821522.6478
soft (not hard)75.822319.3538
tardy (not on-time)75.816926.175
involved (not remote)75.737820.9488
human (not animalistic)75.759723.2414
ambitious (not realistic)75.635422.835
pure (not debased)75.528221.8530
random (not pointed)75.59620.553
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.410925.6503
🌟 (not 💩)75.374726.972
chill (not offended)75.212222.853
artistic (not scientific)75.228619.1466
domestic (not industrial)75.29721.876
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.246520.772
loose (not tight)75.213320.750
juvenile (not mature)75.124021.1102
fantastical (not realistic)75.122623.546
emancipated (not enslaved)75.034921.8481
disarming (not creepy)74.846921.2239
dorky (not cool)74.721821.979
gossiping (not confidential)74.721222.4578
lover (not fighter)74.627320.440
warm (not quarrelsome)74.623620.9483
motivated (not unmotivated)74.3118920.732
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)74.35422.840
wholesome (not salacious)74.139528.386
slacker (not workaholic)74.112622.4104
doer (not thinker)73.939224.455
🐐 (not 🦒)73.915427.9109
messy (not neat)73.826020.8350
backdoor (not official)73.828422.9493
👻 (not 🤖)73.818224.592
brave (not careful)73.647422.8491
believable (not poorly-written)73.577519.847
generous (not stingy)73.247321.151
emotional (not logical)73.138123.5485
moist (not dry)73.113216.555
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.029425.8504
literary (not mathematical)72.730519.2408
innocent (not worldly)72.713724.3521
imaginative (not practical)72.724124.7452
open-minded (not close-minded)72.638121.3544
liberal (not conservative)72.643725.6112
clumsy (not coordinated)72.522022.1510
grateful (not entitled)72.430525.454
patriotic (not unpatriotic)72.248622.179
😎 (not 🧐)72.141524.694
nonpolitical (not political)72.014125.3446
white knight (not bad boy)71.952721.439
musical (not off-key)71.820723.365
decorative (not utilitarian)71.816520.377
exaggerating (not factual)71.842922.142
rebellious (not obedient)71.767225.2461
Swedish (not Italian)71.718526.543
vulnerable (not armoured)71.719521.6416
love-focused (not money-focused)71.677021.033
🥳 (not 🥴)71.615127.987
drop out (not valedictorian)71.526722.279
generalist (not specialist)71.42720.859
creative (not conventional)71.342423.4463
common sense (not analysis)71.36721.233
gullible (not cynical)71.119124.742
instinctual (not reasoned)71.145225.2464
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.944725.734
noob (not pro)70.910024.675
everyman (not chosen one)70.918727.839
angelic (not demonic)70.849623.0537
impatient (not patient)70.760426.9225
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.719726.5466
zany (not regular)70.746923.192
French (not Russian)70.731825.951
transparent (not machiavellian)70.623324.832
luddite (not technophile)70.518723.6425
codependent (not independent)70.523326.6562
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.445924.790
beautiful (not ugly)70.4108823.697
tailor (not blacksmith)70.450521.943
foolish (not wise)70.327422.2503
astonishing (not methodical)70.318721.4432
overspender (not penny-pincher)70.130625.2140
wild (not tame)69.767124.7490
intimate (not formal)69.533826.0130
flamboyant (not modest)69.445324.7504
melee (not ranged)69.311627.428
🎨 (not 🏀)69.373627.139
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.114323.1450
communal (not individualist)69.114229.290
interesting (not tiresome)68.979024.0484
cheesy (not chic)68.943122.026
awkward (not suspicious)68.925821.9470
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.725628.848
opinionated (not jealous)68.585523.535
beta (not alpha)68.333125.9439
complimentary (not insulting)68.352020.979
ignorant (not knowledgeable)68.318124.252
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.147125.8103
unpolished (not eloquent)68.029724.7404
civilized (not barbaric)67.983824.4506
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.840530.3500
outlaw (not sheriff)67.857924.5497
🥵 (not 🥶)67.341720.343
prideful (not envious)67.287824.258
unassuming (not pretentious)67.124128.8107
oblivious (not alert)67.124524.984
scandalous (not proper)67.057427.1494
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.077028.964
dog person (not cat person)66.943732.538
altruistic (not selfish)66.864524.4539
fortunate (not unlucky)66.632125.1498
lavish (not frugal)66.644525.5429
long-winded (not concise)66.627222.422
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.542730.3356
interrupting (not attentive)66.545626.058
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.355525.1226
confident (not insecure)66.289525.3489
giving (not receiving)66.274025.737
flirtatious (not prudish)66.260725.837
child free (not pronatalist)66.168128.9379
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.081326.5418
honorable (not cunning)65.966727.9523
equitable (not hypocritical)65.853025.4101
🐀 (not 🐘)65.834228.4119
princess (not queen)65.830830.328
yes-man (not contrarian)65.821131.643
attractive (not repulsive)65.7109522.3482
feminist (not sexist)65.796023.8107
charming (not awkward)65.579225.6500
dunce (not genius)65.521420.8509
giggling (not chortling)65.524429.852
wooden (not plastic)65.579227.838
rustic (not cultured)65.528624.733
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.455825.643
hedonist (not monastic)65.143427.072
Greek (not Roman)65.111525.633
resistant (not resigned)65.096025.5481
scruffy (not manicured)65.044025.6554
ludicrous (not sensible)64.940526.6498
unprepared (not hoarder)64.922626.3449
🐷 (not 🐮)64.822227.8146
real (not philosophical)64.772527.7369
clean (not perverted)64.791526.650
😏 (not 😬)64.660626.377
pack rat (not minimalist)64.533725.582
🥰 (not 🙃)64.554230.2146
sporty (not bookish)64.246427.9491
flourishing (not traumatized)64.221323.653
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.052829.6134
indiscreet (not tactful)63.924828.381
📈 (not 📉)63.877730.585
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.574329.062
quirky (not predictable)63.453736.031
idealist (not realist)63.251129.4105
vegan (not cannibal)63.263726.543
biased (not impartial)63.190325.1492
🦄 (not 🐴)63.045132.170
poetic (not factual)63.041325.650
vague (not precise)62.922523.2294
😇 (not 😈)62.868430.790
genuine (not sarcastic)62.765728.7493
feisty (not gracious)62.698927.0380
abstract (not concrete)62.539926.580
desperate (not high standards)62.536026.056
existentialist (not nihilist)62.368725.169
always down (not picky)62.328330.531
subjective (not objective)62.234927.089
western (not eastern)62.278828.8111
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)62.163427.250
weird (not normal)61.981024.2470
cooperative (not competitive)61.942828.8498
frenzied (not sleepy)61.9127826.343
fixable (not unfixable)61.878430.040
indie (not pop)61.785932.336
physical (not intellectual)61.644626.7471
often crying (not never cries)61.551123.031
pacifist (not ferocious)61.445827.3467
submissive (not dominant)61.341326.1528
compersive (not jealous)61.258423.7397
muddy (not washed)61.141032.135
🥾 (not 👟)61.059030.575
rugged (not refined)60.959924.9507
not introspective (not introspective)60.925629.6152
rock (not rap)60.9142828.328
legit (not scrub)60.8122928.3122
resourceful (not helpless)60.4140827.279
circular (not linear)60.443428.742
cocky (not timid)60.4115130.147
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.3117727.055
frank (not sugarcoated)60.2122828.925
lazy (not diligent)59.914126.3480
socialist (not libertarian)59.819029.8388
important (not irrelevant)59.7144128.2151
edgy (not politically correct)59.682524.3432
extraordinary (not mundane)59.6111927.4486
privileged (not oppressed)59.6106427.549
poor (not rich)59.554724.0455
active (not slothful)59.5146429.0446
ironic (not profound)59.459128.651
nerd (not jock)59.392928.5477
deviant (not average)59.293826.9379
anarchist (not statist)59.260829.8134
disreputable (not prestigious)59.042724.8418
epic (not deep)58.959923.744
smooth (not rough)58.868825.9508
gendered (not androgynous)58.8157028.1204
aloof (not obsessed)58.619827.1458
crazy (not sane)58.574725.099
neurotypical (not autistic)58.3131426.7421
decisive (not hesitant)58.1117126.8495
unorthodox (not traditional)58.187332.370
🤣 (not 😊)58.150634.997
efficient (not overprepared)58.1117823.949
inspiring (not cringeworthy)58.092427.587
literal (not metaphorical)57.997829.5478
spicy (not mild)57.7103827.2506
morning lark (not night owl)57.750030.9347
underachiever (not overachiever)57.724026.750
low IQ (not high IQ)57.622622.9408
insider (not outsider)57.356729.1356
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.327227.1325
fast (not slow)57.2124826.0453
meek (not bossy)56.944326.5503
humble (not arrogant)56.868127.5509
flimsy (not sturdy)56.839627.752
vintage (not trendy)56.8121429.543
unobservant (not perceptive)56.722832.746
asexual (not sexual)56.745430.246
incompetent (not competent)56.626325.8450
serene (not pensive)56.613728.836
lustful (not chaste)56.589826.6453
puny (not mighty)56.537225.4484
anxious (not calm)56.599125.5481
theist (not atheist)56.553027.865
sensitive (not thick-skinned)56.271425.6428
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.244830.260
go-getter (not slugabed)56.1157926.881
English (not German)56.1159932.737
lewd (not tasteful)56.047726.3449
water (not fire)55.957631.749
Pepsi (not Coke)55.948632.347
resolute (not wavering)55.8127929.482
variable (not consistent)55.651130.948
stubborn (not accommodating)55.4136832.654
unchallenging (not demanding)55.431628.050
devout (not heathen)55.388429.4438
mainstream (not arcane)55.357528.1432
historical (not modern)55.370729.2353
earth (not air)55.0115036.152
thrifty (not extravagant)54.987326.937
spiritual (not skeptical)54.840827.3418
respectful (not rude)54.8108725.6469
hipster (not basic)54.858828.3464
🧠 (not 💪)54.8127526.8118
🧢 (not 🎩)54.880132.766
queer (not straight)54.734830.3198
opinionated (not neutral)54.3165227.055
masculine (not feminine)54.2109522.2493
self-improving (not self-destructive)54.275631.841
extreme (not moderate)53.9115027.5419
varied (not repetitive)53.954526.9228
hypochondriac (not stoic)53.860031.131
centrist (not radical)53.868727.224
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.7107126.152
preppy (not punk rock)53.6105832.152
experimental (not reliable)53.574734.942
driven (not unambitious)53.1173227.8413
direct (not roundabout)53.0134029.6431
shallow (not deep)52.955224.4128
🤔 (not 🤫)52.9111430.278
oxymoron (not tautology)52.8115325.228
charming (not trusting)52.797730.5460
assertive (not passive)52.6138227.4473
thin (not thick)52.4113423.8367
🛌 (not 🧗)52.360032.2133
badass (not weakass)52.2141326.847
lost (not enlightened)52.098530.342
empirical (not theoretical)51.9109929.5428
classical (not avant-garde)51.9107729.177
vanilla (not kinky)51.892429.3408
slovenly (not stylish)51.663726.0467
demure (not vain)51.690326.1460
stable (not moody)51.558126.9429
🤺 (not 🏌)51.5147932.584
freak (not normie)51.5106427.362
reactive (not proactive)51.4105432.325
permanent (not transient)51.1110828.8178
reasonable (not deranged)50.9113427.186
fresh (not stinky)50.3136827.9134
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.6100729.2319
street-smart (not sheltered)50.4123731.4454

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 (0.885)
  3. Pumbaa (0.882)
  4. Olaf (0.859)
  5. Pinkie Pie (0.841)
  6. Troy Barnes (0.83)
  7. Dory (0.814)
  8. Sasha Braus (0.81)
  9. Phil Dunphy (0.809)
  10. Hoban Washburne (0.796)
  1. Cho Sang-woo (-0.666)
  2. Ash (-0.645)
  3. Alexander Conklin (-0.641)
  4. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.637)
  5. Coriolanus Snow (-0.635)
  6. Squidward Tentacles (-0.629)
  7. Agent Smith (-0.62)
  8. Doc (-0.614)
  9. Inspector Kido (-0.612)
  10. Tywin Lannister (-0.61)

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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