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Frank Burns Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Frank Burns 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 500 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
proud (not apologetic)94.3638.315
militaristic (not hippie)92.84910.313
resists change (not likes change)92.6319.713
flat (not bubbly)92.41210.714
can't-fix-anything (not handy)92.21211.017
judgemental (not accepting)92.15611.154
receiving (not giving)92.02410.632
stubborn (not accommodating)91.66916.064
anti-prank (not prankster)91.54420.813
snoops (not minds-own-business)91.58014.216
close-minded (not open-minded)91.11910.839
tight (not loose)90.92115.436
tense (not relaxed)90.86215.350
conventional (not creative)90.8912.040
quarrelsome (not warm)90.86215.547
privileged (not oppressed)90.69110.447
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.55515.057
buffoon (not charmer)90.41110.112
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)90.21119.732
suspicious (not trusting)90.17213.863
flawed (not perfect)89.97712.716
entitled (not grateful)89.89021.751
strict (not lenient)89.75716.352
preppy (not punk rock)89.54417.445
uncreative (not open to new experinces)89.31014.655
tiresome (not interesting)89.3314.443
offended (not chill)89.33317.737
prying (not unmeddlesome)89.37020.518
selfish (not altruistic)89.29517.0129
handshakes (not hugs)89.119318.217
conservative (not liberal)88.92119.642
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)88.32519.638
rigid (not flexible)88.24616.066
old-fashioned (not progressive)88.05516.517
opinionated (not neutral)87.925517.365
interrupting (not attentive)87.94815.535
things-person (not people-person)87.85916.413
corporate (not freelance)87.72818.447
grumpy (not cheery)87.711219.318
political (not nonpolitical)87.28314.148
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)87.12212.913
problematic (not woke)87.110416.918
resentful (not euphoric)87.06612.716
hypocritical (not equitable)86.93815.868
routine (not innovative)86.94922.516
punchable (not loveable)86.89420.030
pretentious (not unassuming)86.78018.853
arrogant (not humble)86.620319.349
impatient (not patient)86.314816.991
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)86.28416.613
anxious (not calm)86.18716.047
stingy (not generous)86.08019.856
blind (not all-seeing)86.02213.313
moody (not stable)85.916717.155
catty (not supportive)85.89720.913
insulting (not complimentary)85.78714.947
twitchy (not still)85.68518.957
pessimistic (not optimistic)85.44715.046
obedient (not rebellious)85.43620.241
claustrophobic (not spelunker)85.3821.541
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)85.310116.613
basic (not hipster)85.24116.556
conformist (not maverick)85.22213.116
on-time (not tardy)85.126820.667
awkward (not charming)85.13617.551
social climber (not nonconformist)85.06316.015
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.95019.276
reactive (not proactive)84.8919.325
annoying (not unannoying)84.810226.113
bitter (not sweet)84.713713.655
dorky (not cool)84.76621.259
miserable (not joyful)84.710014.854
negative (not positive)84.78217.918
authoritarian (not democratic)84.511122.544
uptight (not easy)84.422927.614
mechanical (not natural)84.45918.518
shallow (not deep)84.24419.284
mundane (not extraordinary)84.11616.557
antagonist (not protagonist)84.16514.837
penny-pincher (not overspender)84.01920.967
demanding (not unchallenging)84.036624.066
pensive (not serene)83.92610.928
vain (not demure)83.711220.453
cold (not warm)83.514516.148
💩 (not 🌟)83.57017.053
generic (not insightful)83.52123.514
clinical (not heartfelt)83.511017.413
humorless (not funny)83.46321.155
competitive (not cooperative)83.435522.443
jealous (not compersive)83.211620.744
neat (not messy)83.224720.196
gloomy (not sunny)83.214114.746
straight edge (not junkie)82.938123.017
sheriff (not outlaw)82.815325.260
cringing away (not welcoming experience)82.77619.215
poisonous (not nurturing)82.618813.642
vengeful (not forgiving)82.526315.641
serious (not bold)82.53420.254
foolish (not wise)82.47919.756
weakass (not badass)82.44221.836
consumer (not creator)82.36623.624
paranoid (not naive)82.27122.825
mad (not glad)82.216319.352
biased (not impartial)82.115021.242
traditional (not unorthodox)82.18124.746
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.124721.849
lost (not enlightened)82.06618.839
cheesy (not chic)81.98917.019
monochrome (not multicolored)81.77921.248
pointed (not random)81.734729.321
sassy (not chill)81.73469.418
zebra (not lion)81.712620.015
sheltered (not street-smart)81.37724.944
repetitive (not varied)81.33620.072
picky (not always down)81.311524.229
cursed (not blessed)81.323412.613
driven (not unambitious)81.276024.441
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.16922.679
fearmongering (not reassuring)80.914524.318
sexist (not feminist)80.812723.746
dramatic (not comedic)80.829722.537
awkward (not comfortable)80.715027.617
rejected (not popular)80.519622.721
exaggerating (not factual)80.422824.121
gendered (not androgynous)80.263125.076
concrete (not abstract)80.210824.636
off-key (not musical)80.26519.138
guarded (not open)80.049319.349
savory (not sweet)79.923421.613
frank (not sugarcoated)79.642123.226
manic (not mild)79.636923.112
literal (not metaphorical)79.68125.261
fussy (not sloppy)79.633525.016
hygienic (not gross)79.676628.714
manicured (not scruffy)79.554222.946
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.523925.751
harsh (not gentle)79.530019.815
cocky (not timid)79.453624.632
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.430426.244
homebody (not world traveler)79.417919.713
skeptical (not spiritual)79.235927.041
uninspiring (not charismatic)79.22425.244
lawyerly (not engineerial)79.118417.313
hurried (not leisurely)78.78815.449
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.622321.539
overprepared (not efficient)78.61623.428
bossy (not meek)78.558024.941
vintage (not trendy)78.542626.430
non-gamer (not gamer)78.427532.538
statist (not anarchist)78.28827.969
capitalist (not communist)78.229225.213
low-tech (not high-tech)78.117822.246
creepy (not disarming)78.08923.745
🥴 (not 🥳)78.011718.058
unfriendly (not friendly)77.916324.116
spartan (not glamorous)77.927026.121
rude (not respectful)77.820624.982
intense (not lighthearted)77.850723.438
cliché (not original)77.510721.815
weird (not normal)77.435821.070
luddite (not technophile)77.46623.645
practical (not imaginative)77.235124.257
tame (not wild)77.213422.183
puny (not mighty)77.15526.739
triggered (not trolling)77.013024.837
codependent (not independent)76.914326.948
side character (not main character)76.933119.114
often crying (not never cries)76.717218.918
orderly (not chaotic)76.734831.343
chronically single (not serial dater)76.748726.013
unstable (not stable)76.640128.716
serious (not playful)76.550425.045
deranged (not reasonable)76.424723.548
ironic (not profound)76.46521.143
angry (not good-humored)76.318221.850
long-winded (not concise)76.38029.032
historical (not modern)76.223018.647
🧐 (not 😎)76.217323.550
official (not backdoor)76.212731.334
methodical (not astonishing)76.125021.443
classical (not avant-garde)76.017524.050
cruel (not kind)75.820218.537
rock (not rap)75.859722.118
not introspective (not introspective)75.76830.556
red (not blue)75.625429.113
yes-man (not contrarian)75.56832.124
repressed (not forward)75.510719.913
distant (not touchy-feely)75.335425.635
geriatric (not vibrant)75.24423.033
🥾 (not 👟)75.226227.881
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)75.213826.154
sorrowful (not cheery)75.135818.342
careful (not brave)75.110027.549
extreme (not moderate)75.158629.091
straight (not queer)75.070130.349
fearful (not hopeful)74.99228.213
dunce (not genius)74.99523.2116
linear (not circular)74.96129.930
nerd (not jock)74.655227.859
ambitious (not realistic)74.641229.854
smug (not sheepish)74.665728.618
work-first (not family-first)74.640222.479
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.520823.722
pointless (not meaningful)74.56223.015
flimsy (not sturdy)74.48924.242
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)74.331728.434
bookish (not sporty)74.368322.547
outsider (not insider)74.221128.950
😭 (not 😀)74.216821.657
inappropriate (not seemly)74.131027.112
slow (not fast)73.96622.436
morning lark (not night owl)73.816524.772
🐷 (not 🐮)73.711328.344
Roman (not Greek)73.47924.933
traumatized (not flourishing)73.353718.039
formal (not intimate)73.230625.655
hypochondriac (not stoic)73.212331.425
depressed (not bright)73.122722.451
washed (not muddy)73.148823.824
suspicious (not awkward)73.051727.850
oblivious (not alert)73.016828.851
disturbing (not enchanting)73.024524.520
stuttering (not rhythmic)72.910028.629
unobservant (not perceptive)72.95928.343
sad (not happy)72.842221.844
OCD (not ADHD)72.848634.138
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.660424.618
soulless (not soulful)72.520023.153
employee (not entrepreneur)72.524735.312
reclusive (not social)72.431322.465
gluttonous (not moderate)72.428128.813
psychopath (not empath)72.233121.340
🙃 (not 🥰)72.029129.658
💀 (not 🎃)72.037627.144
noob (not pro)71.810032.448
loud (not quiet)71.855926.747
creationist (not evolutionist)71.711130.521
tailor (not blacksmith)71.747922.735
two-faced (not one-faced)71.729832.566
racist (not egalitarian)71.610324.149
naughty (not nice)71.651926.818
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)71.634429.848
insecure (not confident)71.516630.254
feisty (not gracious)71.569722.442
hoarder (not unprepared)71.532425.645
🤖 (not 👻)71.521925.648
prudish (not flirtatious)71.524527.130
repulsive (not attractive)71.316024.048
clumsy (not coordinated)71.226930.449
utilitarian (not decorative)71.246826.138
juvenile (not mature)71.135529.442
winter (not summer)71.139419.818
🐀 (not 🐘)71.023732.747
dystopian (not utopian)71.031929.213
businesslike (not chivalrous)70.940829.256
theist (not atheist)70.818832.232
ignorant (not knowledgeable)70.815427.234
🎩 (not 🧢)70.757628.255
scientific (not artistic)70.652227.044
🧕 (not 💃)70.611028.847
cannibal (not vegan)70.639428.029
vanilla (not kinky)70.536030.748
trash (not treasure)70.513924.192
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.432831.851
lifeless (not spirited)70.48523.414
gossiping (not confidential)70.329430.538
motivated (not unmotivated)70.3143127.831
predictable (not quirky)70.220932.722
🐴 (not 🦄)70.147835.840
villainous (not heroic)70.125823.859
scrub (not legit)70.110825.959
orange (not purple)70.022523.731
🛌 (not 🧗)70.020825.352
helpless (not resourceful)69.96227.858
🥶 (not 🥵)69.721428.843
childlike (not parental)69.652430.913
secretive (not open-book)69.572728.247
factual (not poetic)69.450524.342
jaded (not innocent)69.480526.727
individualist (not communal)69.458635.755
empirical (not theoretical)69.319533.375
demonic (not angelic)69.339820.553
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)69.351329.017
straightforward (not cryptic)69.165235.040
fake (not real)69.119428.216
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)69.165535.313
beta (not alpha)68.835531.588
indiscreet (not tactful)68.717128.953
🐐 (not 🦒)68.642230.052
sexual (not asexual)68.683228.537
earthly (not divine)68.566632.313
jealous (not opinionated)68.410036.517
salacious (not wholesome)68.343231.154
unfixable (not fixable)68.327030.647
reliable (not experimental)68.354224.135
kangaroo (not dolphin)68.328026.313
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.191827.846
mild (not spicy)68.127230.375
lustful (not chaste)68.056228.384
cunning (not honorable)67.842327.994
debased (not pure)67.849127.140
believing (not questioning)67.820427.913
incompetent (not competent)67.714027.980
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.745829.280
builder (not explorer)67.636623.642
stinky (not fresh)67.524229.083
🤡 (not 👽)67.426734.040
pop (not indie)67.420530.319
western (not eastern)67.356235.652
dry (not moist)67.335435.443
private (not gregarious)66.877629.246
permanent (not transient)66.845327.953
ludicrous (not sensible)66.738233.547
urban (not rural)66.692729.566
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)66.434132.857
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.460332.951
💔 (not 💝)66.441030.051
refined (not rugged)66.370425.651
head@clouds (not down2earth)66.049434.939
🤐 (not 😜)66.056230.749
old (not young)65.949912.442
bad-manners (not good-manners)65.939626.523
strong identity (not social chameleon)65.9108933.220
politically correct (not edgy)65.940732.839
cautious (not impulsive)65.856630.786
money-focused (not love-focused)65.639134.622
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.5113331.852
studious (not goof-off)65.5105236.542
apathetic (not curious)65.313629.342
enslaved (not emancipated)65.315532.350
😈 (not 😇)65.358725.064
frenzied (not sleepy)65.3119328.740
follower (not leader)65.340931.113
crazy (not sane)65.260930.348
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.275922.857
🤑 (not 🤠)65.143330.549
first-mate (not captain)65.166430.342
unlucky (not fortunate)65.055026.964
haunted (not blissful)65.096029.151
genocidal (not not genocidal)64.829531.619
goth (not flower child)64.837624.321
reader (not writer)64.839824.513
libertarian (not socialist)64.733033.065
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)64.755734.043
proper (not scandalous)64.663230.537
traitorous (not loyal)64.426331.842
bored (not interested)64.412527.227
hard (not soft)64.376330.347
apprentice (not master)64.339229.344
emotional (not logical)64.070930.348
mainstream (not arcane)64.031034.243
📉 (not 📈)64.016132.261
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.839331.567
🏌 (not 🤺)63.816134.448
rational (not whimsical)63.680332.551
🐿 (not 🦇)63.675935.538
off target (not accurate)63.630633.714
obsessed (not aloof)63.584633.736
ugly (not beautiful)63.518521.545
wooden (not plastic)63.1102334.964
😬 (not 😏)63.038734.941
resistant (not resigned)62.9116932.080
works hard (not plays hard)62.8105327.247
real (not philosophical)62.889830.841
ferocious (not pacifist)62.792732.556
white knight (not bad boy)62.688728.723
oxymoron (not tautology)62.540831.331
coarse (not delicate)62.588929.815
perverted (not clean)62.341825.150
regular (not zany)62.042033.455
sarcastic (not genuine)61.965629.965
workaholic (not slacker)61.9139534.154
analysis (not common sense)61.972026.537
centrist (not radical)61.936837.423
feeler (not thinker)61.984831.020
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)61.979328.214
precise (not vague)61.8104132.949
simple (not complicated)61.527734.652
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.455533.643
rough (not smooth)61.065431.350
consistent (not variable)61.086633.039
irrelevant (not important)60.913728.682
persistent (not quitter)60.9187236.546
submissive (not dominant)60.847431.383
wolf (not bear)60.890531.713
masculine (not feminine)60.7105829.042
thrifty (not extravagant)60.771338.046
emotional (not unemotional)60.7122634.725
love shy (not cassanova)60.669329.618
overthinker (not underthinker)60.6129635.018
🤔 (not 🤫)60.379033.150
human (not animalistic)60.2128630.338
wired (not tired)60.292233.317
desperate (not high standards)60.147536.382
hesitant (not decisive)59.634729.646
unpolished (not eloquent)59.555330.156
rich (not poor)59.398327.443
gullible (not cynical)59.346435.034
intellectual (not physical)59.2113429.149
believable (not poorly-written)59.2176625.234
devout (not heathen)59.182531.477
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.1109736.045
valedictorian (not drop out)59.1115934.154
gatherer (not hunter)59.170433.734
exuberant (not subdued)58.894525.441
whippersnapper (not sage)58.866830.837
unfrivolous (not goofy)58.8100336.513
prideful (not envious)58.6145137.352
machiavellian (not transparent)58.673437.022
quivering (not unstirring)58.537632.813
assertive (not passive)58.4132735.341
Swedish (not Italian)58.364533.732
frugal (not lavish)58.290431.548
Russian (not French)58.246529.419
analytical (not intuitive)57.979630.319
child free (not pronatalist)57.8114633.037
chatty (not reserved)57.785633.543
well behaved (not mischievous)57.770330.448
fantastical (not realistic)57.666436.330
bold (not shy)57.5163228.944
withdrawn (not outgoing)57.268928.413
🤣 (not 😊)57.158128.238
bashful (not exhibitionist)57.046733.225
princess (not queen)57.058937.725
generalist (not specialist)56.839929.432
epic (not deep)56.873519.624
tall (not short)56.7104422.7102
disreputable (not prestigious)56.752234.542
presidential (not folksy)56.696630.736
fire (not water)56.6110834.741
civilized (not barbaric)56.5126933.437
unfaithful (not devoted)56.524028.526
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)56.5104826.814
fast-talking (not slow-talking)56.3116329.643
noble (not jovial)56.2117024.613
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.042335.941
low IQ (not high IQ)56.026227.555
scholarly (not crafty)55.965029.835
earth (not air)55.9120935.233
fantasy-prone (not grounded)55.787434.219
🧠 (not 💪)55.6136226.887
small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary)55.647834.616
overachiever (not underachiever)55.5156937.149
irreverent (not sincere)55.550528.513
active (not slothful)55.4171132.939
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.387332.579
sickly (not healthy)55.242223.685
nihilist (not existentialist)55.147429.350
hedonist (not monastic)55.197131.838
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.0134133.3108
Coke (not Pepsi)54.881536.355
monotone (not expressive)54.862232.025
introvert (not extrovert)54.676929.447
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.5122829.890
freak (not normie)54.5103334.154
physicist (not photographer)54.483132.013
slovenly (not stylish)54.363626.541
shy (not playful)54.147020.445
subjective (not objective)54.186634.053
absentminded (not focused)54.148527.915
neurotypical (not autistic)54.0157130.589
average (not deviant)54.064134.446
metrosexual (not macho)54.0119427.736
industrial (not domestic)53.995230.234
ranged (not melee)53.8109530.141
sober (not indulgent)53.787735.043
chosen one (not everyman)53.7106834.828
mellow (not energetic)53.385132.216
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)53.276524.813
direct (not roundabout)53.0145232.951
slugabed (not go-getter)52.921929.651
diligent (not lazy)52.5181732.342
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.557836.945
realist (not idealist)52.5104134.491
reluctant (not eager)52.558936.313
mathematical (not literary)52.471133.735
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.495033.538
trusting (not charming)52.388322.639
resolute (not wavering)52.3154834.074
nonpartisan (not activist)52.365637.616
worldly (not innocent)52.1145728.453
modest (not flamboyant)51.9112433.047
instinctual (not reasoned)51.7118732.344
tasteful (not lewd)51.5140727.550
thick (not thin)51.476929.945
🐩 (not 🐒)51.4112437.150
stoic (not expressive)51.382734.640
chortling (not giggling)51.3136935.939
rustic (not cultured)51.274430.428
insomniac (not slumbering)51.2158032.013
armoured (not vulnerable)51.1131434.567
English (not German)51.1186935.538
pack rat (not minimalist)51.087331.541
🏀 (not 🎨)51.081532.941
doer (not thinker)50.1146933.257
involved (not remote)50.3168532.032
romantic (not dispassionate)50.4152330.538
fighter (not lover)50.6105632.136
soft (not hard)50.594735.267
dog person (not cat person)50.5106233.625

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Petunia Dursley (0.864)
  2. Principal Vernon (0.846)
  3. Cornelius Fudge (0.83)
  4. Mr. William Collins (0.811)
  5. Principal Skinner (0.8)
  6. Pete Campbell (0.799)
  7. Samuel Norton (0.795)
  8. Malvolio (0.793)
  9. Michael Groff (0.793)
  10. Prince Humperdinck (0.774)
  1. Luna Lovegood (-0.626)
  2. Iroh (-0.62)
  3. Guinan (-0.611)
  4. Han Lue (-0.604)
  5. Hobbes (-0.599)
  6. Angela Montenegro (-0.599)
  7. Lady Sybil Crawley (-0.596)
  8. Jack Dawson (-0.596)
  9. Bumblebee (-0.574)
  10. Lisa Johnson (-0.573)

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 Frank Burns to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Frank Burns is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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