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Maxwell Klinger Personality Statistics

Maxwell Klinger 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. 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
expressive (not stoic)93.4188.242
funny (not humorless)93.4158.135
exuberant (not subdued)93.2128.532
extrovert (not introvert)92.5289.532
unorthodox (not traditional)90.93115.941
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.86011.260
vibrant (not geriatric)89.34314.529
chatty (not reserved)89.28312.053
liberal (not conservative)89.22013.755
zany (not regular)88.83314.343
romantic (not dispassionate)88.55211.337
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)88.49513.451
playful (not shy)87.712314.051
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.56421.853
flamboyant (not modest)87.37118.144
bold (not serious)87.13116.143
bold (not shy)86.833216.245
social (not reclusive)86.86315.951
😜 (not 🤐)86.66617.152
mischievous (not well behaved)86.517312.939
playful (not serious)86.34814.634
loud (not quiet)86.313211.340
rebellious (not obedient)86.017923.445
charismatic (not uninspiring)86.014814.734
🦄 (not 🐴)85.95020.346
accepting (not judgemental)85.84318.549
open-minded (not close-minded)85.84014.740
good-humored (not angry)85.78315.848
wild (not tame)85.713616.281
soulful (not soulless)85.717710.452
loose (not tight)85.62817.839
tailor (not blacksmith)85.43319.831
lenient (not strict)85.24114.452
weird (not normal)84.710818.070
crafty (not scholarly)84.75415.951
scandalous (not proper)84.610412.347
kind (not cruel)84.624314.639
whimsical (not rational)84.46918.936
backdoor (not official)84.47021.145
warm (not cold)84.110513.646
edgy (not politically correct)84.18716.447
freelance (not corporate)84.014320.131
💃 (not 🧕)83.913421.070
fast-talking (not slow-talking)83.710316.637
goof-off (not studious)83.68416.155
open (not guarded)83.32916.844
treasure (not trash)83.323620.665
metrosexual (not macho)83.23721.030
gregarious (not private)83.15614.440
democratic (not authoritarian)83.12114.040
creative (not conventional)82.810623.852
multicolored (not monochrome)82.57525.142
artistic (not scientific)82.48817.646
spontaneous (not scheduled)82.314517.452
resourceful (not helpless)82.238316.843
impulsive (not cautious)82.116418.288
first-mate (not captain)81.912820.743
ludicrous (not sensible)81.87319.232
persistent (not quitter)81.864825.946
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.725314.630
egalitarian (not racist)81.641118.447
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.310924.052
imaginative (not practical)81.27822.547
extraordinary (not mundane)80.823926.350
street-smart (not sheltered)80.824922.443
resistant (not resigned)80.511023.783
extreme (not moderate)80.128819.868
outlaw (not sheriff)79.620119.539
Italian (not Swedish)79.69823.825
avant-garde (not classical)79.44821.530
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.115518.736
abstract (not concrete)79.06121.249
decorative (not utilitarian)78.94625.751
folksy (not presidential)78.711619.036
pack rat (not minimalist)78.44419.344
anarchist (not statist)78.39922.250
loyal (not traitorous)78.155124.638
lavish (not frugal)77.915923.037
gatherer (not hunter)77.913618.135
indulgent (not sober)77.920419.538
kinky (not vanilla)77.616119.933
gossiping (not confidential)77.213923.042
sunny (not gloomy)77.216422.935
👻 (not 🤖)76.86518.543
interesting (not tiresome)76.729421.942
perceptive (not unobservant)76.656222.133
family-first (not work-first)76.523320.578
lighthearted (not intense)76.36624.544
spicy (not mild)76.232322.680
flexible (not rigid)76.26814.936
nerd (not jock)75.635621.140
trolling (not triggered)75.65024.031
chaotic (not orderly)75.524827.334
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.422025.281
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.332726.958
😎 (not 🧐)75.221326.245
punk rock (not preppy)75.121222.635
involved (not remote)75.128623.636
🌟 (not 💩)75.147320.245
drop out (not valedictorian)74.914617.059
feminist (not sexist)74.842722.659
🤣 (not 😊)74.810727.650
moist (not dry)74.77924.831
soft (not hard)74.417419.271
sweet (not bitter)74.322022.045
equitable (not hypocritical)74.216221.373
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.234517.344
forgiving (not vengeful)74.021825.242
circular (not linear)74.06220.438
instinctual (not reasoned)73.726720.750
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.719328.136
curious (not apathetic)73.731722.734
arcane (not mainstream)73.519426.841
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.424523.748
loveable (not punchable)73.331825.133
nurturing (not poisonous)73.037718.843
🤡 (not 👽)73.09726.441
individualist (not communal)72.929428.238
juvenile (not mature)72.822520.152
stylish (not slovenly)72.840225.745
open-book (not secretive)72.711722.433
hedonist (not monastic)72.415726.434
explorer (not builder)72.321222.346
heroic (not villainous)72.258318.245
poetic (not factual)72.213220.739
spontaneous (not deliberate)71.918427.442
intimate (not formal)71.818922.261
emotional (not logical)71.730025.553
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.619021.160
pacifist (not ferocious)71.515626.649
confident (not insecure)71.550231.742
frenzied (not sleepy)71.551025.335
slacker (not workaholic)71.311624.750
soft (not hard)71.223021.941
low-tech (not high-tech)70.926420.943
cheery (not sorrowful)70.920723.729
happy (not sad)70.815221.343
joyful (not miserable)70.720223.537
warm (not quarrelsome)70.622924.941
chill (not offended)70.514924.435
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)69.99528.029
feisty (not gracious)69.952026.943
optimistic (not pessimistic)69.728028.451
humble (not arrogant)69.425825.134
hipster (not basic)69.411426.940
astonishing (not methodical)69.214327.434
modern (not historical)69.233827.135
moody (not stable)69.049125.446
independent (not codependent)68.649928.336
night owl (not morning lark)68.642328.581
poor (not rich)68.523820.338
deviant (not average)68.444626.137
😀 (not 😭)68.224826.750
believable (not poorly-written)68.279420.937
leisurely (not hurried)68.117630.744
oppressed (not privileged)68.116921.324
English (not German)68.069627.931
healthy (not sickly)67.962626.172
Greek (not Roman)67.84530.125
charming (not trusting)67.633626.548
plays hard (not works hard)67.521526.242
disreputable (not prestigious)67.518526.049
transient (not permanent)67.512326.544
idealist (not realist)67.427726.377
complimentary (not insulting)67.338221.139
unassuming (not pretentious)67.316926.949
musical (not off-key)67.221330.528
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.160828.129
beta (not alpha)66.925628.270
glad (not mad)66.924225.640
subjective (not objective)66.814231.733
bright (not depressed)66.732925.649
human (not animalistic)66.666625.536
indiscreet (not tactful)66.612927.343
urban (not rural)66.459429.256
fast (not slow)66.460826.848
knowledgeable (not ignorant)66.465623.740
worldly (not innocent)66.364726.745
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.336433.435
cunning (not honorable)66.232326.6119
awkward (not suspicious)66.021228.146
messy (not neat)65.929027.694
manicured (not scruffy)65.863428.546
neurotypical (not autistic)65.573025.576
theoretical (not empirical)65.36626.266
literary (not mathematical)65.341926.233
👟 (not 🥾)65.333229.389
variable (not consistent)65.317328.936
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)65.065627.292
🤠 (not 🤑)65.048731.338
overspender (not penny-pincher)64.929324.249
impatient (not patient)64.756228.564
🥳 (not 🥴)64.520330.559
driven (not unambitious)64.4102133.442
crazy (not sane)64.341529.941
obsessed (not aloof)63.950530.142
💝 (not 💔)63.437429.750
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.336430.988
🐿 (not 🦇)63.346932.741
brave (not careful)63.257729.337
clumsy (not coordinated)63.226125.842
🧠 (not 💪)63.068826.784
domestic (not industrial)62.829726.944
sarcastic (not genuine)62.641631.944
straightforward (not cryptic)62.366631.432
libertarian (not socialist)62.332131.367
short (not tall)62.334125.372
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.246828.637
existentialist (not nihilist)62.147127.841
relaxed (not tense)61.714830.444
nonpolitical (not political)61.728633.044
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.721333.451
lustful (not chaste)61.652026.779
repulsive (not attractive)61.420822.241
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.447425.336
important (not irrelevant)61.394628.991
metaphorical (not literal)61.218929.692
angelic (not demonic)61.056023.862
hoarder (not unprepared)61.055129.137
🧢 (not 🎩)61.043635.535
outsider (not insider)60.845725.046
purple (not orange)60.735730.452
complicated (not simple)60.670527.634
disarming (not creepy)60.677227.542
🤔 (not 🤫)60.650729.829
anxious (not calm)60.257932.035
dorky (not cool)60.241632.150
active (not slothful)60.198427.538
deranged (not reasonable)60.137729.856
disorganized (not self-disciplined)60.027426.339
thin (not thick)60.058025.530
rugged (not refined)59.944527.655
unpolished (not eloquent)59.936732.442
child free (not pronatalist)59.866433.030
lewd (not tasteful)59.630425.036
roundabout (not direct)59.419131.445
varied (not repetitive)59.321531.272
🐐 (not 🦒)59.264435.038
submissive (not dominant)59.132826.575
foolish (not wise)59.139924.939
enlightened (not lost)58.840625.935
high IQ (not low IQ)58.799222.847
French (not Russian)58.761326.626
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.451532.831
straight (not queer)58.396832.745
go-getter (not slugabed)58.3103030.145
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.267222.838
ranged (not melee)58.249930.829
😏 (not 😬)57.856231.446
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.785433.653
fixable (not unfixable)57.764225.434
resolute (not wavering)57.682330.185
puny (not mighty)57.525326.051
📈 (not 📉)57.575227.555
apprentice (not master)57.333628.443
vulnerable (not armoured)57.035028.547
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.068929.527
respectful (not rude)56.966424.384
🐀 (not 🐘)56.945526.544
awkward (not charming)56.636428.845
meek (not bossy)56.630126.850
decisive (not hesitant)56.686029.239
vague (not precise)56.626927.629
🛌 (not 🧗)56.434631.857
assertive (not passive)56.090526.531
western (not eastern)55.581730.443
feminine (not masculine)55.448526.639
efficient (not overprepared)55.491528.344
civilized (not barbaric)55.383728.055
androgynous (not gendered)55.38633.977
compersive (not jealous)55.252827.140
🐒 (not 🐩)55.251033.641
unlucky (not fortunate)55.156927.247
genius (not dunce)55.184824.8100
luddite (not technophile)55.056428.435
legit (not scrub)54.995426.750
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.845832.576
🐷 (not 🐮)54.835930.433
flimsy (not sturdy)54.631533.027
pro (not noob)54.593129.749
trusting (not suspicious)54.447730.538
competent (not incompetent)54.4100227.293
heathen (not devout)54.349628.287
emancipated (not enslaved)54.389331.631
beautiful (not ugly)54.2101027.345
alert (not oblivious)53.982130.648
experimental (not reliable)53.951832.233
introspective (not not introspective)53.783130.768
sporty (not bookish)53.646126.449
wholesome (not salacious)53.669229.741
specialist (not generalist)53.578733.531
🏌 (not 🤺)53.424035.037
altruistic (not selfish)53.269127.985
deep (not shallow)53.280829.676
debased (not pure)53.157629.556
unambiguous (not mysterious)53.168932.476
inspiring (not cringeworthy)52.975627.183
whippersnapper (not sage)52.961727.329
lazy (not diligent)52.616324.242
🥰 (not 🙃)52.663035.058
skeptical (not spiritual)52.594028.132
real (not philosophical)52.589828.345
giggling (not chortling)52.439434.337
vegan (not cannibal)52.364829.327
intellectual (not physical)51.883326.748
😈 (not 😇)51.859927.547
young (not old)51.678818.732
vain (not demure)51.169625.437
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.060734.129
fresh (not stinky)50.991227.898
atheist (not theist)50.880030.224
flourishing (not traumatized)50.244330.624
cooperative (not competitive)50.347928.347
impartial (not biased)50.726430.236
rough (not smooth)50.764829.536

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Phoebe Buffay (0.84)
  2. Goh Peik Lin (0.827)
  3. George Weasley (0.825)
  4. Jake Peralta (0.821)
  5. Damian Leigh (0.821)
  1. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.635)
  2. Jack Crawford (-0.615)
  3. James Norrington (-0.592)
  4. Ashley Wilkes (-0.584)
  5. Walter Skinner (-0.584)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.53)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.52)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.39)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.33)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.3)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.28)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.25)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.17)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.1)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.07)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.05)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.04)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.03)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.03)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.06)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.08)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.11)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.21)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.22)
  20. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.22)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.28)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.3)
  23. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.32)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.34)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.42)


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