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Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan is a character from M*A*S*H.

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
motivated (not unmotivated)93.31188.618
patriotic (not unpatriotic)92.0209.753
on-time (not tardy)90.58015.265
competent (not incompetent)90.217413.368
opinionated (not neutral)90.215516.460
persistent (not quitter)89.437810.250
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)89.04416.064
overachiever (not underachiever)89.013616.454
driven (not unambitious)88.429216.850
demanding (not unchallenging)88.216718.566
diligent (not lazy)88.142411.951
assertive (not passive)87.613613.148
go-getter (not slugabed)87.413113.252
straight (not queer)87.114619.648
active (not slothful)87.022912.350
healthy (not sickly)86.99514.686
stubborn (not accommodating)86.722519.458
workaholic (not slacker)86.334319.144
frank (not sugarcoated)86.215115.328
bossy (not meek)86.126114.843
sexual (not asexual)85.422420.172
offended (not chill)85.29815.149
dominant (not submissive)85.033816.389
direct (not roundabout)84.915918.158
non-gamer (not gamer)84.89121.330
bold (not shy)84.756315.645
expressive (not monotone)84.618419.634
loud (not quiet)84.522914.454
orderly (not chaotic)83.314118.643
resourceful (not helpless)83.346914.161
intense (not lighthearted)83.031615.028
badass (not weakass)83.049015.726
strict (not lenient)82.917817.950
feisty (not gracious)82.722315.056
manicured (not scruffy)82.739818.445
official (not backdoor)82.64322.345
studious (not goof-off)82.635920.545
ferocious (not pacifist)82.525716.542
resolute (not wavering)82.516017.085
OCD (not ADHD)82.311115.729
sheriff (not outlaw)82.315613.952
judgemental (not accepting)82.221817.947
picky (not always down)82.19412.522
rigid (not flexible)82.113118.746
practical (not imaginative)82.117118.157
main character (not side character)82.036513.14
pointed (not random)81.832914.634
fire (not water)81.628522.746
work-first (not family-first)81.622818.285
sturdy (not flimsy)81.527717.642
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.450922.248
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)81.46923.047
coordinated (not clumsy)81.342819.739
alpha (not beta)81.341122.585
cocky (not timid)81.344114.822
concrete (not abstract)80.98618.253
gendered (not androgynous)80.358524.776
romantic (not dispassionate)80.330219.536
pro (not noob)79.855221.056
statist (not anarchist)79.76025.144
attractive (not repulsive)79.759119.648
beautiful (not ugly)79.777916.950
stylish (not slovenly)79.634020.438
businesslike (not chivalrous)79.618821.965
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.532921.467
fast (not slow)79.533016.044
emotional (not unemotional)79.541419.322
feminist (not sexist)79.350623.654
master (not apprentice)79.346816.648
tense (not relaxed)79.149917.134
rock (not rap)79.134018.236
presidential (not folksy)78.821215.939
🐩 (not 🐒)78.720219.643
jealous (not compersive)78.518420.747
high IQ (not low IQ)78.577020.141
lustful (not chaste)78.424217.482
armoured (not vulnerable)78.330222.253
washed (not muddy)78.328322.724
political (not nonpolitical)78.121921.446
valedictorian (not drop out)78.153723.537
straightforward (not cryptic)78.019923.657
spicy (not mild)78.038517.073
legit (not scrub)78.042321.752
neurotypical (not autistic)77.923320.477
biased (not impartial)77.825118.847
civilized (not barbaric)77.750120.550
🤺 (not 🏌)77.545520.750
frenzied (not sleepy)77.538619.040
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.357923.638
impatient (not patient)77.340124.091
corporate (not freelance)77.218424.936
hurried (not leisurely)77.011920.646
decisive (not hesitant)76.752422.044
scientific (not artistic)76.533720.549
mighty (not puny)76.351323.350
preppy (not punk rock)75.941022.536
authoritarian (not democratic)75.726424.944
complicated (not simple)75.749420.958
pretentious (not unassuming)75.732921.746
fresh (not stinky)75.759123.479
triggered (not trolling)75.715318.241
important (not irrelevant)75.786523.1102
🧗 (not 🛌)75.449024.255
literal (not metaphorical)75.217524.490
precise (not vague)75.241823.349
close-minded (not open-minded)75.217920.136
charming (not awkward)75.245618.041
prestigious (not disreputable)75.137819.848
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.127125.855
serious (not playful)75.152921.247
neat (not messy)75.053125.886
consistent (not variable)74.928321.846
confident (not insecure)74.860125.338
jaded (not innocent)74.854822.220
works hard (not plays hard)74.558118.932
suspicious (not awkward)74.443919.453
emancipated (not enslaved)74.438822.857
hunter (not gatherer)74.343324.438
fast-talking (not slow-talking)74.340219.843
reliable (not experimental)74.333722.043
tight (not loose)74.147822.833
queen (not princess)74.150026.518
opinionated (not jealous)74.056925.532
conventional (not creative)73.721327.251
loyal (not traitorous)73.7101926.257
perceptive (not unobservant)73.696719.641
believable (not poorly-written)73.580517.733
love-focused (not money-focused)73.473122.626
real (not philosophical)73.231620.157
moody (not stable)73.158622.045
rational (not whimsical)73.144225.849
worldly (not innocent)73.167221.556
💃 (not 🧕)72.858126.667
mature (not juvenile)72.750119.949
extrovert (not introvert)72.548821.134
🥾 (not 👟)72.530529.280
factual (not poetic)72.238519.639
alert (not oblivious)72.168425.844
permanent (not transient)72.024421.347
competitive (not cooperative)71.966728.645
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.362923.351
playful (not shy)71.277020.461
prideful (not envious)71.164029.343
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.061023.749
independent (not codependent)71.065229.145
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.072421.143
cynical (not gullible)71.059725.026
resistant (not resigned)70.865024.798
mad (not glad)70.648718.949
🌟 (not 💩)70.697523.861
feminine (not masculine)70.549925.168
linear (not circular)70.513228.631
charming (not trusting)70.439825.349
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.437327.085
skeptical (not spiritual)70.375423.045
western (not eastern)70.236628.956
humorless (not funny)70.123420.848
guarded (not open)70.088826.854
privileged (not oppressed)70.076226.829
entitled (not grateful)69.749124.338
human (not animalistic)69.689127.353
high standards (not desperate)69.658130.060
anxious (not calm)69.653925.945
paranoid (not naive)69.645618.135
pensive (not serene)69.463021.934
Swedish (not Italian)69.226025.931
hard (not soft)69.255919.179
captain (not first-mate)69.159730.935
classical (not avant-garde)69.140526.946
exuberant (not subdued)69.153628.627
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)69.128827.145
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.049723.971
child free (not pronatalist)69.055530.141
bitter (not sweet)69.045921.947
disarming (not creepy)69.079722.052
urban (not rural)69.077526.153
bad-cook (not good-cook)68.934731.024
rich (not poor)68.868218.632
involved (not remote)68.876126.553
treasure (not trash)68.8113324.885
📈 (not 📉)68.850523.378
vibrant (not geriatric)68.676124.732
hoarder (not unprepared)68.544019.739
white knight (not bad boy)68.566026.324
quarrelsome (not warm)68.359224.140
flower child (not goth)68.368924.924
centrist (not radical)68.313924.028
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.257322.245
hard (not soft)68.059222.545
genius (not dunce)67.982418.6108
moist (not dry)67.726526.332
soulful (not soulless)67.4107524.058
basic (not hipster)67.355827.164
utilitarian (not decorative)67.362722.142
dramatic (not comedic)67.386324.939
stoic (not hypochondriac)67.351724.130
vengeful (not forgiving)66.758124.157
salacious (not wholesome)66.744626.650
angry (not good-humored)66.342324.249
egalitarian (not racist)66.3136324.051
suspicious (not trusting)66.165626.854
extreme (not moderate)66.082025.881
empirical (not theoretical)65.929827.077
sensible (not ludicrous)65.870525.740
doer (not thinker)65.873226.866
arrogant (not humble)65.770323.253
hypocritical (not equitable)65.742427.381
traditional (not unorthodox)65.641632.558
😊 (not 🤣)65.671327.241
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.547925.043
interested (not bored)65.595328.329
theist (not atheist)65.428623.336
hedonist (not monastic)65.444826.850
extraordinary (not mundane)65.394624.840
French (not Russian)65.256229.237
expressive (not stoic)65.174028.845
sage (not whippersnapper)65.135523.827
vain (not demure)65.059524.829
industrial (not domestic)64.942026.346
debased (not pure)64.752821.337
wild (not tame)64.784926.377
🥰 (not 🙃)64.754627.359
chortling (not giggling)64.675127.832
regular (not zany)64.232129.556
insulting (not complimentary)63.853622.851
conservative (not liberal)63.834428.951
predictable (not quirky)63.541727.933
reasonable (not deranged)63.477927.745
ambitious (not realistic)63.477432.148
refined (not rugged)63.377725.946
emotional (not logical)63.369327.663
methodical (not astonishing)63.376626.243
brave (not careful)63.188124.557
devoted (not unfaithful)63.1142832.816
not genocidal (not genocidal)62.8115031.724
libertarian (not socialist)62.739427.373
melee (not ranged)62.725428.929
private (not gregarious)62.389028.364
machiavellian (not transparent)62.158729.522
tasteful (not lewd)61.995922.038
social (not reclusive)61.871627.260
😏 (not 😬)61.773528.353
flirtatious (not prudish)61.775029.131
realist (not idealist)61.664332.977
🤖 (not 👻)61.551124.541
chatty (not reserved)61.373328.344
earth (not air)61.386932.832
clean (not perverted)61.2104928.653
normal (not weird)61.144426.484
chic (not cheesy)61.158224.817
heroic (not villainous)61.0123328.746
vintage (not trendy)61.0112426.825
extravagant (not thrifty)61.064727.853
average (not deviant)60.937926.156
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)60.9109628.582
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)60.954430.854
efficient (not overprepared)60.7105032.436
individualist (not communal)60.687327.945
secretive (not open-book)60.6101026.350
pop (not indie)60.633030.329
kind (not cruel)60.4124222.241
eloquent (not unpolished)60.497529.045
realistic (not fantastical)60.385632.231
modern (not historical)60.281726.764
cultured (not rustic)60.292022.420
formal (not intimate)60.167029.959
exhibitionist (not bashful)60.189824.135
haunted (not blissful)60.1109026.356
down2earth (not head@clouds)60.079431.941
cold (not warm)59.865326.157
wise (not foolish)59.787025.064
mainstream (not arcane)59.743426.252
kinky (not vanilla)59.671426.462
jock (not nerd)59.462523.549
miserable (not joyful)59.493321.950
reactive (not proactive)59.165730.227
chosen one (not everyman)59.080329.522
👽 (not 🤡)58.876323.844
fortunate (not unlucky)58.659225.149
angelic (not demonic)58.694621.743
😜 (not 🤐)58.571432.752
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.474528.275
repetitive (not varied)58.484027.376
charismatic (not uninspiring)58.3142926.943
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.394127.123
devout (not heathen)58.280030.682
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.280527.147
🐴 (not 🦄)58.288829.352
interrupting (not attentive)57.970432.135
giving (not receiving)57.8105524.731
young (not old)57.7110120.849
stingy (not generous)57.755728.573
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.685231.172
introspective (not not introspective)57.6113026.653
summer (not winter)57.680226.320
tactful (not indiscreet)57.5106927.761
😭 (not 😀)57.572024.950
deep (not epic)57.562028.426
curious (not apathetic)57.3127526.549
English (not German)57.3160835.727
💝 (not 💔)57.183933.060
yes-man (not contrarian)57.045433.528
builder (not explorer)56.971931.941
sporty (not bookish)56.864828.644
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.899430.078
interesting (not tiresome)56.7133229.142
street-smart (not sheltered)56.7111035.346
twitchy (not still)56.7101928.571
morning lark (not night owl)56.655832.869
specialist (not generalist)56.6101631.641
normie (not freak)56.468928.160
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.374526.831
cannibal (not vegan)56.375330.135
plastic (not wooden)56.329730.149
nurturing (not poisonous)56.2108626.440
distant (not touchy-feely)56.294826.224
politically correct (not edgy)56.167533.260
🏀 (not 🎨)56.164829.850
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.040829.235
Coke (not Pepsi)56.067633.559
analysis (not common sense)56.092332.327
lavish (not frugal)55.971726.051
bright (not depressed)55.882529.044
🧠 (not 💪)55.8128527.490
😈 (not 😇)55.880224.554
sarcastic (not genuine)55.778132.052
obsessed (not aloof)55.4124432.551
insider (not outsider)55.366628.438
🦇 (not 🐿)55.368029.249
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.194328.354
fighter (not lover)55.187227.750
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.082132.451
Roman (not Greek)55.075727.740
antagonist (not protagonist)55.041128.423
🤑 (not 🤠)54.964631.446
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.8131528.841
minimalist (not pack rat)54.792823.242
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.686028.098
thin (not thick)54.6109923.650
subjective (not objective)54.678729.336
one-faced (not two-faced)54.6122231.452
mathematical (not literary)54.561028.643
🐘 (not 🐀)54.582331.044
tailor (not blacksmith)54.5113531.029
🥵 (not 🥶)54.599529.845
self-destructive (not self-improving)54.494526.245
rough (not smooth)54.184627.541
loveable (not punchable)54.1120630.237
uncreative (not open to new experinces)54.041331.049
selfish (not altruistic)53.877329.496
rude (not respectful)53.568425.482
empath (not psychopath)53.5119123.746
honorable (not cunning)53.4112929.2130
sad (not happy)53.3117822.240
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.384436.362
orange (not purple)53.287832.436
serious (not bold)53.280634.542
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.297628.043
modest (not flamboyant)53.1102631.168
cat person (not dog person)53.091826.724
enlightened (not lost)52.981225.046
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)52.9118735.524
🥴 (not 🥳)52.7108729.132
existentialist (not nihilist)52.6129326.741
cool (not dorky)52.5109328.145
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.5123130.432
ironic (not profound)52.594628.050
scholarly (not crafty)52.472730.149
🦒 (not 🐐)52.345528.753
indulgent (not sober)52.2101531.957
often crying (not never cries)52.278732.821
🐮 (not 🐷)52.1125524.751
technophile (not luddite)52.085826.930
sorrowful (not cheery)51.9118322.456
scandalous (not proper)51.998529.837
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)51.9113133.139
physical (not intellectual)51.766929.339
multicolored (not monochrome)51.792129.539
sunny (not gloomy)51.783623.747
obedient (not rebellious)51.670531.644
🎩 (not 🧢)51.6102230.648
macho (not metrosexual)51.570227.947
tall (not short)51.4114422.2100
high-tech (not low-tech)51.298224.633
instinctual (not reasoned)51.1115030.254
cautious (not impulsive)51.096130.184
mischievous (not well behaved)51.0115428.543
gossiping (not confidential)51.062131.152
😎 (not 🧐)51.0107030.159
🎃 (not 💀)51.093033.936
sane (not crazy)50.997828.258
shallow (not deep)50.962026.586
flourishing (not traumatized)50.959926.034
🤫 (not 🤔)50.870529.342
off-key (not musical)50.8112323.933
oxymoron (not tautology)50.3136822.513
long-winded (not concise)50.396033.025
unfixable (not fixable)50.672226.225
exaggerating (not factual)50.4101533.833
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.5143530.440
overspender (not penny-pincher)50.587329.846

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 Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Maria LaGuerta (0.849)
  2. Claire Dunphy (0.81)
  3. Michaela Pratt (0.8)
  4. Shirley Schmidt (0.796)
  5. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (0.794)
  6. Lana Kane (0.79)
  7. Monica Geller (0.783)
  8. Addison Montgomery (0.78)
  9. Mellie Grant (0.776)
  10. Rebecca Welton (0.774)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.633)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.553)
  3. Jake Harper (-0.531)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.52)
  5. Kermit (-0.499)
  6. Spike (-0.484)
  7. Lenny (-0.483)
  8. Patrick Star (-0.427)
  9. Stuart Bloom (-0.411)
  10. Ed (-0.396)

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 Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ESTJ64.9%547
ENTJ62.8%2286
ISTJ59.1%1475
INTJ58.1%8827
ESFJ57.4%592
ENFJ56.5%3842
ESTP55.9%765
ENTP53.8%5934
ISFJ52.7%1602
INFJ51.9%12519
ESFP50.9%1202
ISTP50.3%1950
INTP49.4%11992
ENFP48.9%10817
ISFP45.8%1998
INFP44.5%23344

Notes

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