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Marmee March Personality Statistics

Marmee 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)92.94811.4287
loyal (not traitorous)91.911511.4297
nurturing (not poisonous)91.71913.0322
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.38410.724
mature (not juvenile)89.93913.7551
diligent (not lazy)89.922212.9296
forgiving (not vengeful)89.43013.6301
respectful (not rude)89.24612.2273
human (not animalistic)89.13112.9291
soulful (not soulless)89.18314.3481
altruistic (not selfish)89.02212.9287
humble (not arrogant)88.81812.7289
civilized (not barbaric)88.48413.7288
wise (not foolish)88.43712.5314
straight (not queer)88.111114.9266
heroic (not villainous)87.715514.5296
competent (not incompetent)87.719215.5294
angelic (not demonic)87.34214.8281
patient (not impatient)87.31715.1294
beautiful (not ugly)87.324314.0503
warm (not cold)86.97116.4276
warm (not quarrelsome)86.73015.6317
genuine (not sarcastic)86.55215.6288
😇 (not 😈)86.25716.6153
reasonable (not deranged)86.14415.1142
perceptive (not unobservant)85.726316.828
sensible (not ludicrous)85.53515.1282
resourceful (not helpless)85.425617.4561
reliable (not experimental)85.34816.322
honorable (not cunning)85.25714.5338
complimentary (not insulting)85.24615.5531
loveable (not punchable)85.28420.925
cooperative (not competitive)85.12817.0300
modest (not flamboyant)84.94216.7303
egalitarian (not racist)84.726316.7133
treasure (not trash)84.719115.3154
wholesome (not salacious)84.68417.9142
accepting (not judgemental)84.55417.0303
trusting (not suspicious)84.04416.3265
😊 (not 🤣)84.04014.4150
confidential (not gossiping)83.917515.0310
works hard (not plays hard)83.914818.3306
family-first (not work-first)83.910322.0282
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.729618.1316
compersive (not jealous)83.41414.0246
sane (not crazy)83.42817.0125
inspiring (not cringeworthy)83.46318.6535
workaholic (not slacker)83.136314.4535
persistent (not quitter)83.158515.3139
sturdy (not flimsy)82.917717.934
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.58217.4273
stable (not moody)82.31716.9295
equitable (not hypocritical)81.94317.6491
🌟 (not 💩)81.825722.1112
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.79521.4284
devout (not heathen)81.74018.5279
active (not slothful)81.735319.1284
tasteful (not lewd)81.69820.2307
demure (not vain)81.61916.2286
well behaved (not mischievous)81.56419.7305
pronatalist (not child free)81.53522.8283
pure (not debased)81.49716.4294
coordinated (not clumsy)80.832017.7264
fresh (not stinky)80.623119.0207
charming (not awkward)80.519218.7322
neurotypical (not autistic)80.511318.4254
proper (not scandalous)80.311119.8286
disarming (not creepy)80.314216.2282
theist (not atheist)80.25419.0421
mighty (not puny)80.126916.2283
feminist (not sexist)80.130118.9186
attractive (not repulsive)79.936817.6287
bookish (not sporty)79.730816.0290
vanilla (not kinky)79.58420.3267
high IQ (not low IQ)79.448815.4330
deep (not shallow)79.413521.6154
vegan (not cannibal)79.39319.525
sweet (not bitter)79.313919.2269
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.024417.920
open-minded (not close-minded)78.910818.6302
master (not apprentice)78.734419.5294
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.48617.2124
🥰 (not 🙃)78.47324.2234
believable (not poorly-written)78.330517.423
eloquent (not unpolished)78.128819.9297
healthy (not sickly)78.132919.8335
low-tech (not high-tech)78.111818.7305
pro (not noob)77.942622.999
orderly (not chaotic)77.721720.0309
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.738619.8298
penny-pincher (not overspender)77.67719.6216
frugal (not lavish)77.510419.9300
good-humored (not angry)77.520919.6301
chill (not offended)77.37716.239
tailor (not blacksmith)77.218316.920
legit (not scrub)77.134520.5173
go-getter (not slugabed)77.147617.9116
morning lark (not night owl)77.07322.0258
studious (not goof-off)77.043317.9136
enlightened (not lost)77.09625.131
gatherer (not hunter)76.915515.136
confident (not insecure)76.837918.8286
communal (not individualist)76.72926.7471
tactful (not indiscreet)76.616720.8128
🤠 (not 🤑)76.618117.4121
chaste (not lustful)76.56518.8275
builder (not explorer)76.57120.2299
💝 (not 💔)76.513526.1219
sunny (not gloomy)76.517216.831
straightforward (not cryptic)76.418720.6289
resolute (not wavering)76.424321.1147
domestic (not industrial)76.37422.6483
gracious (not feisty)76.33422.0298
permanent (not transient)76.110922.8295
rural (not urban)76.08121.8227
feminine (not masculine)75.926120.1293
involved (not remote)75.726624.3263
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.713218.4266
tall (not short)75.622517.8274
independent (not codependent)75.633925.3296
English (not German)75.636026.630
gendered (not androgynous)75.565421.9294
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.415422.2130
cautious (not impulsive)75.017020.1306
glad (not mad)74.913618.2136
spiritual (not skeptical)74.67121.6294
musical (not off-key)74.611020.726
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.529123.6128
valedictorian (not drop out)74.546720.8131
calm (not anxious)74.211022.8283
alert (not oblivious)74.141423.9131
efficient (not overprepared)74.119325.820
consistent (not variable)74.022224.628
sober (not indulgent)73.611924.1316
literary (not mathematical)73.618618.9238
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.614122.927
sage (not whippersnapper)73.611322.426
decisive (not hesitant)73.545720.7274
smooth (not rough)73.515020.7292
neat (not messy)73.241222.2285
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.941424.6293
moderate (not extreme)72.98522.5265
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.842823.3295
rational (not whimsical)72.632421.1296
intellectual (not physical)72.344922.5285
democratic (not authoritarian)72.022324.5255
tame (not wild)71.915622.5327
fixable (not unfixable)71.920719.221
🐿 (not 🦇)71.727721.8113
genius (not dunce)71.444417.8308
provincial (not cosmopolitan)71.413622.2272
direct (not roundabout)71.448222.8272
minimalist (not pack rat)71.216524.0143
prestigious (not disreputable)71.138523.3286
precise (not vague)71.140221.4310
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)71.021623.5268
🐮 (not 🐷)71.08918.8188
lighthearted (not intense)71.012223.325
driven (not unambitious)70.986625.6299
romantic (not dispassionate)70.847021.725
emancipated (not enslaved)70.540922.8267
🥾 (not 👟)70.523426.9120
liberal (not conservative)70.334526.1157
sheriff (not outlaw)70.229621.8327
nerd (not jock)70.246018.0247
normal (not weird)70.114423.8287
important (not irrelevant)70.173425.0235
existentialist (not nihilist)70.117722.3360
refined (not rugged)70.040023.0333
pacifist (not ferocious)70.017026.1277
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)70.029524.7244
bold (not shy)69.982921.8331
captain (not first-mate)69.738629.5279
introspective (not not introspective)69.535126.3201
unambiguous (not mysterious)69.428322.7289
trusting (not charming)69.312125.5296
quiet (not loud)68.527620.5310
soft (not hard)68.527322.4513
Swedish (not Italian)68.416326.022
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)68.428526.0142
practical (not imaginative)68.346123.3326
thin (not thick)68.335324.8276
classical (not avant-garde)68.330626.1446
poor (not rich)68.224122.1276
soft (not hard)68.228121.8319
luddite (not technophile)68.123024.5256
unassuming (not pretentious)67.915727.2134
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.215226.734
alpha (not beta)66.859425.4275
bright (not depressed)66.633624.3305
impartial (not biased)66.53325.6257
🧕 (not 💃)66.213023.1200
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.230726.0187
flexible (not rigid)66.120622.8277
insider (not outsider)66.119626.1275
preppy (not punk rock)66.150830.915
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.039527.8150
🐘 (not 🐀)66.028327.1199
old (not young)65.932718.0305
Greek (not Roman)65.86827.422
joyful (not miserable)65.625523.9124
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.564824.3270
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.438728.1309
🐩 (not 🐒)65.238726.8121
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.221217.621
brave (not careful)65.153527.7283
📈 (not 📉)65.046926.5126
reasoned (not instinctual)64.724928.7302
politically correct (not edgy)64.726026.0284
mild (not spicy)64.523125.0301
interesting (not tiresome)64.366125.0322
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.344720.319
🎩 (not 🧢)64.249427.4123
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.129126.1299
street-smart (not sheltered)64.159824.9293
armoured (not vulnerable)63.357624.8249
curious (not apathetic)63.266527.6277
manicured (not scruffy)62.968324.1317
average (not deviant)62.822925.7285
statist (not anarchist)62.740724.9167
utilitarian (not decorative)62.658327.0470
freelance (not corporate)62.454232.827
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.260329.2284
hoarder (not unprepared)62.252317.3239
obedient (not rebellious)61.931026.5311
real (not philosophical)61.962126.3312
social (not reclusive)61.949128.0210
worldly (not innocent)61.875026.4286
cheery (not sorrowful)61.733823.8288
vibrant (not geriatric)61.670223.124
fortunate (not unlucky)61.435023.8283
assertive (not passive)61.379926.1308
dominant (not submissive)61.173126.0285
👽 (not 🤡)61.144623.4100
🐴 (not 🦄)61.148930.4115
lenient (not strict)61.038522.4267
funny (not humorless)61.056722.8289
monastic (not hedonist)60.922027.483
artistic (not scientific)60.744123.0257
🧠 (not 💪)60.673930.9155
reserved (not chatty)60.347226.6290
realist (not idealist)60.346428.0527
cool (not dorky)60.257323.8139
😀 (not 😭)60.240727.1144
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)60.264625.729
playful (not shy)60.176923.9313
French (not Russian)60.156331.421
methodical (not astonishing)59.761127.3258
extraordinary (not mundane)59.775627.2315
generalist (not specialist)59.620726.7413
official (not backdoor)59.440526.4234
concrete (not abstract)59.457226.4122
triggered (not trolling)59.467021.321
open (not guarded)59.219527.9287
frenzied (not sleepy)59.296222.724
regular (not zany)59.030926.1106
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.618125.5261
simple (not complicated)58.524429.7271
basic (not hipster)57.569427.8312
happy (not sad)57.435722.5265
crafty (not scholarly)57.467026.6296
objective (not subjective)57.436426.9444
resistant (not resigned)57.294727.9291
historical (not modern)57.144328.6308
intimate (not formal)56.951328.7209
repetitive (not varied)56.864925.2295
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.771725.2288
🦒 (not 🐐)56.720529.2161
fast (not slow)56.684325.4254
🧐 (not 😎)56.648028.8127
privileged (not oppressed)56.679320.430
multicolored (not monochrome)56.549830.0442
traditional (not unorthodox)56.447430.4517
melee (not ranged)56.234626.323
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)56.184930.5112
empirical (not theoretical)56.060426.9250
🤐 (not 😜)56.056225.8120
socialist (not libertarian)55.920730.1245
subdued (not exuberant)55.839829.027
serious (not playful)55.672921.9295
metrosexual (not macho)55.671923.714
🧗 (not 🛌)55.575729.9205
moist (not dry)55.253024.928
political (not nonpolitical)55.165728.9254
🥳 (not 🥴)55.144025.7143
purple (not orange)54.753229.6236
hurried (not leisurely)54.668324.0271
western (not eastern)54.685729.7183
arcane (not mainstream)54.467726.4276
👻 (not 🤖)54.359223.2111
flourishing (not traumatized)54.334123.619
extrovert (not introvert)54.272126.6289
private (not gregarious)54.175729.0291
🤺 (not 🏌)54.196230.0144
logical (not emotional)53.952225.3318
loose (not tight)53.637922.234
giggling (not chortling)53.536925.924
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.273425.8281
slow-talking (not fast-talking)53.239727.222
folksy (not presidential)53.055431.128
serious (not bold)52.554127.2286
metaphorical (not literal)52.537128.1271
suspicious (not awkward)52.185919.8209
😬 (not 😏)52.151726.7110
🤫 (not 🤔)51.941628.6108
linear (not circular)51.963327.526
poetic (not factual)51.949525.625
open-book (not secretive)51.844128.322
relaxed (not tense)51.727124.4262
bossy (not meek)51.793022.0273
conventional (not creative)51.657227.1324
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.653725.5224
obsessed (not aloof)51.196820.9256
stylish (not slovenly)50.685226.3282
expressive (not stoic)50.578029.0290

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Anna Bates (0.909)
  2. Elsie Carson (0.875)
  3. Francis Mulcahy (0.868)
  4. Esme Cullen (0.864)
  5. Katara (0.864)
  1. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.762)
  2. Dennis Nedry (-0.736)
  3. Prince John (-0.719)
  4. Sid Phillips (-0.706)
  5. Jonah Ryan (-0.699)

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 9 (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.61)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.59)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.57)
  5. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.53)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.49)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.48)
  8. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.47)
  9. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.46)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.44)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.37)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.29)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.29)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.28)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.21)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.21)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.2)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.18)
  19. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.06)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.05)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.03)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.02)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.08)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.21)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.22)


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