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Beth March Personality Statistics

Beth March is a character from Little Women. 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
kind (not cruel)95.379.5280
wholesome (not salacious)94.0410.5124
😇 (not 😈)93.4411.9136
loyal (not traitorous)92.66513.8284
angelic (not demonic)92.5112.8307
sweet (not bitter)92.3312.1279
forgiving (not vengeful)92.2313.8276
respectful (not rude)92.21112.7294
pure (not debased)92.0111.1303
nurturing (not poisonous)91.41411.8315
humble (not arrogant)91.2816.1265
family-first (not work-first)89.82313.8294
genuine (not sarcastic)89.61216.1320
soulful (not soulless)89.64213.5544
warm (not quarrelsome)89.5716.1319
soft (not hard)89.51014.1541
altruistic (not selfish)89.3914.4273
quiet (not loud)89.21216.6304
soft (not hard)89.2913.8300
cooperative (not competitive)89.1515.4321
treasure (not trash)89.15413.4114
bookish (not sporty)87.910315.3302
vanilla (not kinky)87.8716.9265
complimentary (not insulting)87.81415.8497
accepting (not judgemental)87.62017.0287
pacifist (not ferocious)87.4917.3266
warm (not cold)87.34415.4299
innocent (not worldly)87.2617.2322
well behaved (not mischievous)86.91117.8307
modest (not flamboyant)86.92118.5299
smooth (not rough)86.81014.3284
patient (not impatient)86.81720.0328
meek (not bossy)86.7916.1274
glad (not mad)86.71313.9133
civilized (not barbaric)86.58817.4297
😊 (not 🤣)86.3617.1120
feminine (not masculine)86.28815.0306
artistic (not scientific)86.13414.8285
🌟 (not 💩)86.19217.9125
sickly (not healthy)85.91121.7295
shy (not bold)85.8218.2323
egalitarian (not racist)85.814913.4109
proper (not scandalous)85.73217.6278
🐿 (not 🦇)85.61214.8123
trusting (not suspicious)85.51519.1282
good-humored (not angry)85.46116.1315
obedient (not rebellious)85.42118.1303
heroic (not villainous)85.116616.3292
nerd (not jock)85.112116.0308
introvert (not extrovert)85.12121.0301
demure (not vain)85.0618.2273
gracious (not feisty)84.9319.5305
confidential (not gossiping)84.911717.8275
beta (not alpha)84.73417.4278
honorable (not cunning)84.34519.0278
domestic (not industrial)84.21116.4490
equitable (not hypocritical)84.21615.8495
devout (not heathen)84.11818.0286
fresh (not stinky)84.18116.8192
beautiful (not ugly)84.023818.6502
submissive (not dominant)83.92917.2310
mild (not spicy)83.91416.6291
tasteful (not lewd)83.85317.1276
disarming (not creepy)83.72415.9286
young (not old)83.610821.3271
sheltered (not street-smart)83.52818.3267
chaste (not lustful)83.31321.9299
first-mate (not captain)83.08718.6234
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)83.04517.6157
reserved (not chatty)82.87423.2290
democratic (not authoritarian)82.42619.8248
moderate (not extreme)81.4819.7310
compersive (not jealous)81.22221.2295
spiritual (not skeptical)81.21917.7278
reasonable (not deranged)80.910519.8124
literary (not mathematical)80.83119.7266
🧠 (not 💪)80.519723.5120
feminist (not sexist)80.419518.9200
rural (not urban)80.24622.1218
nonpolitical (not political)79.82321.5255
sensible (not ludicrous)79.312920.8255
optimistic (not pessimistic)79.27823.8304
human (not animalistic)79.121424.3268
joyful (not miserable)79.14819.7110
diligent (not lazy)79.049018.3300
morning lark (not night owl)79.03718.6267
tame (not wild)78.84922.7335
theist (not atheist)78.74821.0433
unassuming (not pretentious)78.52822.7121
deep (not shallow)78.413420.4139
🤠 (not 🤑)78.09417.5120
reclusive (not social)77.98325.3232
🥰 (not 🙃)77.83924.7195
vulnerable (not armoured)77.55121.7299
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.16922.5287
focused on the present (not focused on the future)77.04025.0306
simple (not complicated)77.02422.4307
leisurely (not hurried)77.06520.0271
low-tech (not high-tech)76.910821.0304
politically correct (not edgy)76.95319.9274
passive (not assertive)76.84224.2300
cautious (not impulsive)76.611324.4315
attractive (not repulsive)76.433619.3317
introspective (not not introspective)76.412421.1195
historical (not modern)76.211320.6259
valedictorian (not drop out)76.131223.1119
intellectual (not physical)76.026924.2267
gendered (not androgynous)75.948024.1280
orderly (not chaotic)75.720021.8299
private (not gregarious)75.618726.6276
sheeple (not conspiracist)75.51220.0255
classical (not avant-garde)75.411323.6501
shy (not playful)75.33224.8293
unlucky (not fortunate)75.010623.3298
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.016522.4503
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.741024.9291
neat (not messy)74.727922.6286
sane (not crazy)74.411424.9123
sensitive (not thick-skinned)74.39923.6305
legit (not scrub)74.033822.8189
🛌 (not 🧗)73.97526.9218
minimalist (not pack rat)73.98322.9137
wise (not foolish)73.620521.9289
refined (not rugged)73.424822.0285
frugal (not lavish)73.116325.6248
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.028619.791
open-minded (not close-minded)72.916122.2283
lenient (not strict)72.214323.0300
stable (not moody)72.07026.0307
persistent (not quitter)71.870524.1133
prestigious (not disreputable)71.728424.3248
traditional (not unorthodox)71.315124.8466
sober (not indulgent)71.313627.7299
high IQ (not low IQ)71.056922.1306
existentialist (not nihilist)71.09423.5408
luddite (not technophile)70.813023.4219
awkward (not suspicious)70.712020.1291
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.722327.5125
competent (not incompetent)70.453325.0298
🤐 (not 😜)70.120028.2112
insecure (not confident)69.89024.6293
slow (not fast)69.86121.1264
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.619623.1194
short (not tall)69.217117.3243
studious (not goof-off)69.145927.4146
codependent (not independent)69.115026.6266
impartial (not biased)68.92125.8264
statist (not anarchist)68.818523.9166
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)68.717525.3165
average (not deviant)68.69924.9262
curious (not apathetic)68.435726.1297
bright (not depressed)68.320224.8288
👻 (not 🤖)68.315526.2122
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.143427.9278
creative (not conventional)68.025828.1271
important (not irrelevant)67.755928.3216
apprentice (not master)67.615726.3286
emotional (not logical)67.527826.2286
self-conscious (not self-assured)66.99727.5336
genius (not dunce)66.841220.5277
imaginative (not practical)66.815528.2282
thin (not thick)66.729624.6249
cheery (not sorrowful)66.618926.0266
calm (not anxious)66.618429.3297
communal (not individualist)66.311531.3456
eloquent (not unpolished)66.241525.8296
poor (not rich)66.119826.3298
sheriff (not outlaw)66.127824.8270
works hard (not plays hard)66.048425.9272
decorative (not utilitarian)66.012727.2443
🧕 (not 💃)66.011028.6217
arcane (not mainstream)65.927927.3298
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.953128.0288
trusting (not charming)65.812931.8274
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.841922.4113
resigned (not resistant)65.72627.6244
flexible (not rigid)65.515525.5271
remote (not involved)65.16528.0304
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.527025.4309
serious (not bold)64.321926.2267
relaxed (not tense)64.29728.0312
manicured (not scruffy)64.050025.3296
💝 (not 💔)63.925734.9210
hesitant (not decisive)63.613427.1289
happy (not sad)63.617925.5282
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)63.629226.8261
dorky (not cool)63.527226.6114
aloof (not obsessed)63.45423.7266
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.450826.0259
crafty (not scholarly)63.041827.5276
abstract (not concrete)62.820929.4137
monastic (not hedonist)62.612526.8104
🐮 (not 🐷)62.426226.4181
tactful (not indiscreet)62.344426.6123
intimate (not formal)62.326829.4209
whimsical (not rational)61.925128.4268
scheduled (not spontaneous)61.947430.4276
🧐 (not 😎)61.928230.3105
metaphorical (not literal)61.713427.3257
straightforward (not cryptic)61.650529.0265
straight (not queer)61.670028.4269
🦄 (not 🐴)61.125133.2115
workaholic (not slacker)61.065022.9448
liberal (not conservative)61.042129.8114
specialist (not generalist)60.839827.8418
repetitive (not varied)60.738727.0297
🐩 (not 🐒)60.336228.9130
unambiguous (not mysterious)60.137431.6277
child free (not pronatalist)60.050829.3236
idealist (not realist)59.930131.5519
resolute (not wavering)59.956028.9132
regular (not zany)59.722129.1138
🐐 (not 🦒)59.646032.8197
🎩 (not 🧢)59.642229.0133
👽 (not 🤡)59.537420.5116
🤫 (not 🤔)59.414732.9102
careful (not brave)59.021031.6268
😬 (not 😏)58.827329.5110
interesting (not tiresome)58.757625.7314
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.729727.9286
multicolored (not monochrome)58.631430.8478
pro (not noob)58.364027.9127
guarded (not open)57.865232.5289
playful (not serious)57.427827.3293
😀 (not 😭)57.034532.1153
coordinated (not clumsy)56.361928.3290
slovenly (not stylish)56.226525.5291
active (not slothful)56.077026.7255
subjective (not objective)56.037029.5407
explorer (not builder)55.939930.1280
reasoned (not instinctual)55.834030.4268
📉 (not 📈)55.720232.7128
socialist (not libertarian)55.515530.8231
🥾 (not 👟)55.538832.0129
purple (not orange)55.137331.8285
🥳 (not 🥴)54.829829.2120
unambitious (not driven)54.57627.1272
puny (not mighty)54.322728.3276
precise (not vague)54.262126.5278
transient (not permanent)54.131633.3275
🏌 (not 🤺)54.118031.4133
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.046729.5236
backdoor (not official)54.049329.0240
unprepared (not hoarder)53.928721.6234
theoretical (not empirical)53.822128.7265
emancipated (not enslaved)53.764725.1277
normal (not weird)53.135126.5259
neurotypical (not autistic)53.079426.9248
roundabout (not direct)53.023428.0282
funny (not humorless)52.953825.3294
insider (not outsider)52.941133.7302
go-getter (not slugabed)52.881926.5113
🐀 (not 🐘)52.843035.3215
extraordinary (not mundane)52.765830.1284
western (not eastern)52.770829.7173
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.753032.7116
methodical (not astonishing)52.561030.2240
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.454133.8293
charming (not awkward)52.360029.9256
philosophical (not real)52.324731.6265
expressive (not stoic)52.252930.7276
lowbrow (not highbrow)52.232325.9229
basic (not hipster)51.365429.2267
alert (not oblivious)51.364028.3136
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.241131.6233
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.148032.5111
mature (not juvenile)50.156329.9482
helpless (not resourceful)50.314828.6538

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jane Bennet (0.882)
  2. Georgiana Darcy (0.854)
  3. Chien-Po (0.837)
  4. Rita Bennett (0.836)
  5. Melanie Hamilton (0.829)
  1. George Bluth, Sr. (-0.738)
  2. Tom Buchanan (-0.733)
  3. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.728)
  4. Shane Walsh (-0.727)
  5. Sid Phillips (-0.72)

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: INTP (r = 0.31)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.3)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.28)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.27)
  5. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.24)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.23)
  7. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.2)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.17)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.13)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.12)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.11)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.06)
  14. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.05)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.13)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.13)
  17. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.16)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.36)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.41)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.48)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.52)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.53)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.53)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.62)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.65)


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