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Francis Mulcahy Personality Statistics

Francis Mulcahy 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
theist (not atheist)95.638.743
kind (not cruel)95.01713.742
wholesome (not salacious)94.4512.152
complimentary (not insulting)94.018.447
😇 (not 😈)93.8613.539
loyal (not traitorous)93.66511.053
warm (not cold)93.5911.035
spiritual (not skeptical)93.4311.540
tasteful (not lewd)92.8211.443
respectful (not rude)92.81010.689
devout (not heathen)92.7310.585
chaste (not lustful)92.2212.171
angelic (not demonic)92.1911.357
civilized (not barbaric)92.12312.450
soulful (not soulless)92.13011.138
genuine (not sarcastic)92.0810.646
nurturing (not poisonous)91.81813.543
reliable (not experimental)91.11111.423
egalitarian (not racist)90.46612.861
good-humored (not angry)90.03017.145
treasure (not trash)89.96615.890
human (not animalistic)89.52814.246
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.410111.536
patient (not impatient)89.0714.085
sweet (not bitter)88.73713.845
optimistic (not pessimistic)88.63216.745
forgiving (not vengeful)88.53516.237
accepting (not judgemental)88.42818.240
honorable (not cunning)88.32215.7105
diligent (not lazy)88.329011.044
glad (not mad)88.01310.739
sunny (not gloomy)88.03916.824
pure (not debased)87.71913.236
altruistic (not selfish)87.73618.290
persistent (not quitter)87.536715.842
proper (not scandalous)87.23315.745
sensible (not ludicrous)87.02616.248
equitable (not hypocritical)87.0416.363
warm (not quarrelsome)86.82820.250
legit (not scrub)86.38015.242
literary (not mathematical)86.2149.039
bookish (not sporty)86.217615.643
intellectual (not physical)86.012915.935
trusting (not suspicious)86.02919.448
reasonable (not deranged)86.04519.745
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.05914.958
monastic (not hedonist)85.9516.542
prestigious (not disreputable)85.95817.342
morning lark (not night owl)85.8910.068
vanilla (not kinky)85.71720.453
deep (not shallow)85.64114.583
joyful (not miserable)85.53414.352
💝 (not 💔)85.32816.754
self-improving (not self-destructive)85.21211.931
smooth (not rough)85.11814.953
healthy (not sickly)85.012215.469
mature (not juvenile)84.99915.840
neat (not messy)84.813814.193
loveable (not punchable)84.89622.739
humble (not arrogant)84.34522.135
sober (not indulgent)84.11920.848
introspective (not not introspective)83.94118.555
resourceful (not helpless)83.830914.745
modest (not flamboyant)83.75422.746
cautious (not impulsive)83.54318.096
gatherer (not hunter)83.55510.933
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.430518.632
tame (not wild)83.42218.489
cooperative (not competitive)83.33816.742
heroic (not villainous)83.327518.340
demure (not vain)83.11318.559
believable (not poorly-written)83.014115.531
communal (not individualist)82.9317.342
studious (not goof-off)82.925919.048
valedictorian (not drop out)82.924720.948
sheriff (not outlaw)82.710218.642
bright (not depressed)82.74015.948
🧠 (not 💪)82.720020.095
tactful (not indiscreet)82.56423.353
resolute (not wavering)82.510319.272
stable (not moody)82.41622.256
fixable (not unfixable)82.22315.425
🌟 (not 💩)82.025220.845
mild (not spicy)81.83117.3100
🤠 (not 🤑)81.78112.339
pacifist (not ferocious)81.55023.255
frugal (not lavish)81.35021.547
high IQ (not low IQ)81.044414.344
disarming (not creepy)80.911418.462
obedient (not rebellious)80.95818.840
😀 (not 😭)80.85318.044
moderate (not extreme)80.61217.081
sane (not crazy)80.65320.348
works hard (not plays hard)80.524420.140
confidential (not gossiping)80.425423.642
tailor (not blacksmith)80.411321.428
cheery (not sorrowful)80.08116.344
well behaved (not mischievous)80.08320.744
eloquent (not unpolished)80.023916.745
vegan (not cannibal)80.08216.634
wise (not foolish)79.914116.734
politically correct (not edgy)79.94020.841
quiet (not loud)79.710215.141
competent (not incompetent)79.743824.478
gracious (not feisty)79.62123.642
classical (not avant-garde)79.27521.241
😊 (not 🤣)79.110524.747
enlightened (not lost)78.87923.143
sage (not whippersnapper)78.75322.531
scholarly (not crafty)78.77117.744
unassuming (not pretentious)78.73625.247
consistent (not variable)78.711519.530
permanent (not transient)78.56724.344
important (not irrelevant)78.548321.9101
soft (not hard)78.412619.990
perceptive (not unobservant)78.350924.542
compersive (not jealous)78.27223.238
minimalist (not pack rat)78.15119.351
involved (not remote)78.120724.829
provincial (not cosmopolitan)78.16718.978
happy (not sad)78.16317.344
low-tech (not high-tech)77.912417.943
workaholic (not slacker)77.950818.941
neurotypical (not autistic)77.720719.764
traditional (not unorthodox)77.510221.644
active (not slothful)77.349918.337
methodical (not astonishing)77.215925.238
folksy (not presidential)77.213818.335
manicured (not scruffy)77.144519.052
fresh (not stinky)77.034020.590
romantic (not dispassionate)77.029919.932
soft (not hard)76.913118.638
existentialist (not nihilist)76.84323.334
trusting (not charming)76.73325.841
refined (not rugged)76.723115.344
orderly (not chaotic)76.623518.336
beautiful (not ugly)76.556817.746
sturdy (not flimsy)76.434121.135
master (not apprentice)76.338820.147
lighthearted (not intense)76.26722.728
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.142022.446
meek (not bossy)76.17921.536
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)76.014423.844
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.732421.146
🥰 (not 🙃)75.512422.257
🧕 (not 💃)75.42926.952
builder (not explorer)75.38720.552
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.222226.971
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.230020.741
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.136221.842
democratic (not authoritarian)75.014123.550
basic (not hipster)75.021525.936
statist (not anarchist)75.011320.151
French (not Russian)74.813015.627
privileged (not oppressed)74.642416.532
official (not backdoor)74.412623.052
calm (not anxious)74.310726.848
theoretical (not empirical)74.31024.374
philosophical (not real)73.94619.640
social (not reclusive)73.826123.170
🐿 (not 🦇)73.724021.139
domestic (not industrial)73.611320.642
beta (not alpha)73.317822.378
average (not deviant)73.27223.852
passive (not assertive)72.97319.933
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)72.76026.622
funny (not humorless)72.732421.237
straight (not queer)72.762128.735
nerd (not jock)72.640925.239
English (not German)72.649324.126
🐮 (not 🐷)72.56216.236
ranged (not melee)72.38828.723
reasoned (not instinctual)72.113127.041
impartial (not biased)71.91225.136
open-minded (not close-minded)71.926725.735
innocent (not worldly)71.511922.440
historical (not modern)71.522723.042
straightforward (not cryptic)71.433530.045
utilitarian (not decorative)71.334827.446
driven (not unambitious)71.384221.546
pro (not noob)71.258725.342
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.120622.541
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.129621.839
chill (not offended)71.114125.634
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.023624.883
idealist (not realist)70.921526.671
go-getter (not slugabed)70.469223.949
open-book (not secretive)70.414219.524
purple (not orange)70.215723.324
awkward (not suspicious)70.216417.151
genius (not dunce)70.147218.9125
artistic (not scientific)70.026023.443
submissive (not dominant)69.917222.567
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.716918.491
poetic (not factual)69.717321.726
luddite (not technophile)69.618918.351
dorky (not cool)69.524719.450
serious (not bold)69.318524.246
expressive (not stoic)69.038623.828
independent (not codependent)68.948528.535
flourishing (not traumatized)68.810120.036
metrosexual (not macho)68.735520.333
no-nonsense (not dramatic)68.624223.841
normal (not weird)68.517626.576
first-mate (not captain)68.437431.446
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.235334.058
musical (not off-key)68.219826.820
precise (not vague)68.147523.847
fortunate (not unlucky)67.919023.742
😏 (not 😬)67.931423.245
sheeple (not conspiracist)67.76521.142
📈 (not 📉)67.637425.564
nonpolitical (not political)67.417324.347
🏌 (not 🤺)67.47423.439
curious (not apathetic)67.351131.039
repetitive (not varied)67.029624.967
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.914321.429
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)66.736129.638
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.630228.228
relaxed (not tense)66.510822.844
thin (not thick)66.141823.739
western (not eastern)66.135131.643
coordinated (not clumsy)65.964229.049
poor (not rich)65.628023.836
specialist (not generalist)65.639829.841
lenient (not strict)65.530726.645
feminist (not sexist)65.563119.042
attractive (not repulsive)65.473718.937
Swedish (not Italian)65.322822.730
preppy (not punk rock)65.052223.027
open to new experinces (not uncreative)64.966424.244
flexible (not rigid)64.723425.343
open (not guarded)64.613832.639
vibrant (not geriatric)64.663020.133
interesting (not tiresome)64.565228.442
self-assured (not self-conscious)64.564026.244
confident (not insecure)64.466522.635
metaphorical (not literal)64.414729.875
charming (not awkward)64.057528.360
🐴 (not 🦄)64.040131.043
emancipated (not enslaved)63.958528.943
conventional (not creative)63.831326.956
chatty (not reserved)63.745925.147
🤔 (not 🤫)63.638823.242
alert (not oblivious)63.562626.545
dry (not moist)63.332920.832
simple (not complicated)63.216324.335
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.236226.573
rural (not urban)63.121225.559
🧐 (not 😎)63.034031.744
rhythmic (not stuttering)62.872028.036
regular (not zany)62.723229.355
🐘 (not 🐀)62.435032.140
gendered (not androgynous)61.8103132.566
🎩 (not 🧢)61.853129.833
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.328924.731
roundabout (not direct)61.016227.225
🥳 (not 🥴)61.027724.545
sensitive (not thick-skinned)60.939325.746
tight (not loose)60.868920.929
subdued (not exuberant)60.728030.826
triggered (not trolling)60.662724.829
rational (not whimsical)60.559327.743
efficient (not overprepared)60.570728.940
child free (not pronatalist)60.463340.535
sheltered (not street-smart)59.733128.142
masculine (not feminine)59.666621.834
old (not young)59.440518.449
practical (not imaginative)59.466528.538
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.363524.265
family-first (not work-first)58.352732.886
mighty (not puny)58.180427.041
objective (not subjective)58.033931.643
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)57.938924.536
low self esteem (not narcissistic)57.933615.739
shy (not bold)57.713023.652
leisurely (not hurried)57.437725.041
hesitant (not decisive)57.326025.247
🐐 (not 🦒)57.271132.649
🤡 (not 👽)56.939523.343
🤐 (not 😜)56.854029.134
insider (not outsider)56.543328.749
serious (not playful)56.370823.849
Roman (not Greek)56.246429.127
short (not tall)56.044823.179
hoarder (not unprepared)55.870518.342
mainstream (not arcane)55.737832.636
stylish (not slovenly)55.575626.347
shy (not playful)55.525424.136
brave (not careful)55.475430.344
vulnerable (not armoured)55.437527.732
🐩 (not 🐒)55.458129.036
slow (not fast)55.226623.836
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.258234.137
emotional (not logical)54.765028.047
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.726327.229
concrete (not abstract)54.469729.059
linear (not circular)54.253931.540
gregarious (not private)54.143827.346
giggling (not chortling)54.035028.536
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.760228.071
extraordinary (not mundane)53.688229.646
introvert (not extrovert)53.346426.846
monochrome (not multicolored)53.258928.432
🥾 (not 👟)52.959130.359
conservative (not liberal)52.841330.650
sleepy (not frenzied)52.814120.734
corporate (not freelance)52.651732.323
resigned (not resistant)52.019029.564
formal (not intimate)51.563831.160
obsessed (not aloof)51.495223.038
🧗 (not 🛌)51.282831.943
socialist (not libertarian)50.245627.758
👻 (not 🤖)50.868328.836
spelunker (not claustrophobic)50.884629.937

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Doc (0.87)
  2. Marmee March (0.868)
  3. Anna Bates (0.862)
  4. Ted Mullens (0.854)
  5. Meg March (0.851)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.792)
  2. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.742)
  3. Krusty the Clown (-0.736)
  4. Lisa (-0.72)
  5. Cypher (-0.715)

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 = 0.67)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.61)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.45)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.39)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.35)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.33)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.24)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.24)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.23)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.21)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.18)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.13)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.04)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.04)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.01)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.03)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.03)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.14)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.2)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.25)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.26)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.33)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.36)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.49)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.53)


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