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Frank Burns Descriptive Personality Statistics

Reference picture of Frank Burns

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 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 1,750 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
tense (not relaxed)92.5329.949
judgemental (not accepting)92.15511.154
receiving (not giving)92.02310.632
stubborn (not accommodating)91.66916.064
close-minded (not open-minded)91.11810.839
tight (not loose)90.92015.436
quarrelsome (not warm)90.86015.547
conventional (not creative)90.6912.039
privileged (not oppressed)90.69110.447
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.55015.057
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)90.21119.732
suspicious (not trusting)90.16713.863
entitled (not grateful)89.88721.751
strict (not lenient)89.75416.352
preppy (not punk rock)89.54317.445
uncreative (not open to new experinces)89.3914.655
tiresome (not interesting)89.3314.443
offended (not chill)89.33217.737
selfish (not altruistic)89.29317.0129
conservative (not liberal)88.92219.642
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)88.32419.638
rigid (not flexible)88.24516.066
opinionated (not neutral)87.923917.365
interrupting (not attentive)87.94615.535
corporate (not freelance)87.72818.447
political (not nonpolitical)87.27814.148
hypocritical (not equitable)86.93615.868
punchable (not loveable)86.88920.030
pretentious (not unassuming)86.78018.853
arrogant (not humble)86.619819.349
impatient (not patient)86.314116.991
anxious (not calm)86.18016.047
stingy (not generous)86.07919.856
moody (not stable)85.916017.155
insulting (not complimentary)85.78414.947
twitchy (not still)85.68318.957
pessimistic (not optimistic)85.44215.046
obedient (not rebellious)85.43420.241
claustrophobic (not spelunker)85.3921.541
basic (not hipster)85.24016.556
side character (not main character)85.29810.85
on-time (not tardy)85.125720.667
awkward (not charming)85.13317.551
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.94819.276
reactive (not proactive)84.8919.325
bitter (not sweet)84.712913.655
dorky (not cool)84.76221.259
miserable (not joyful)84.79314.854
authoritarian (not democratic)84.510822.544
shallow (not deep)84.24419.284
mundane (not extraordinary)84.11516.557
pensive (not serene)84.12311.027
antagonist (not protagonist)84.16614.837
penny-pincher (not overspender)84.01820.967
demanding (not unchallenging)84.035124.066
vain (not demure)83.710820.453
cold (not warm)83.514116.148
💩 (not 🌟)83.56717.053
humorless (not funny)83.45821.155
competitive (not cooperative)83.433922.443
jealous (not compersive)83.211120.744
neat (not messy)83.223520.196
gloomy (not sunny)83.213014.746
sheriff (not outlaw)82.814825.260
poisonous (not nurturing)82.617813.642
vengeful (not forgiving)82.524715.641
serious (not bold)82.53320.254
weakass (not badass)82.54122.135
foolish (not wise)82.47719.756
paranoid (not naive)82.26622.825
mad (not glad)82.215119.352
biased (not impartial)82.114221.242
traditional (not unorthodox)82.17524.746
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.123921.849
lost (not enlightened)82.05918.839
cheesy (not chic)81.98117.019
monochrome (not multicolored)81.77421.248
pointed (not random)81.733929.321
sheltered (not street-smart)81.37324.944
repetitive (not varied)81.33120.072
picky (not always down)81.310924.229
driven (not unambitious)81.272024.441
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.16422.679
fearmongering (not reassuring)80.913524.318
sexist (not feminist)80.812623.746
dramatic (not comedic)80.828522.537
exaggerating (not factual)80.422024.121
gendered (not androgynous)80.259325.076
concrete (not abstract)80.29724.636
off-key (not musical)80.26119.138
guarded (not open)80.046519.349
frank (not sugarcoated)79.638823.226
literal (not metaphorical)79.67525.261
manicured (not scruffy)79.552422.946
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.523125.751
cocky (not timid)79.451024.632
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.429426.244
skeptical (not spiritual)79.234027.041
uninspiring (not charismatic)79.22225.244
hurried (not leisurely)78.78115.449
long-winded (not concise)78.75626.031
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.620721.539
overprepared (not efficient)78.61523.428
bossy (not meek)78.555524.941
vintage (not trendy)78.540626.430
non-gamer (not gamer)78.425632.538
statist (not anarchist)78.28327.969
low-tech (not high-tech)78.116322.246
creepy (not disarming)78.08423.745
🥴 (not 🥳)78.010918.058
rude (not respectful)77.820024.982
intense (not lighthearted)77.848523.438
weird (not normal)77.433421.070
luddite (not technophile)77.46123.645
practical (not imaginative)77.232924.257
tame (not wild)77.212922.183
puny (not mighty)77.15326.739
triggered (not trolling)77.012024.837
codependent (not independent)76.913526.948
often crying (not never cries)76.716418.918
orderly (not chaotic)76.733431.343
serious (not playful)76.547625.045
deranged (not reasonable)76.423123.548
ironic (not profound)76.46121.143
angry (not good-humored)76.317321.850
historical (not modern)76.221418.647
🧐 (not 😎)76.215823.550
official (not backdoor)76.212331.334
classical (not avant-garde)76.016624.050
cruel (not kind)75.819218.537
rock (not rap)75.856322.118
not introspective (not introspective)75.76530.556
methodical (not astonishing)75.625721.342
distant (not touchy-feely)75.333125.934
geriatric (not vibrant)75.23823.033
🥾 (not 👟)75.224927.881
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)75.213026.154
sorrowful (not cheery)75.133318.342
careful (not brave)75.19327.549
extreme (not moderate)75.155529.091
straight (not queer)75.066830.349
yes-man (not contrarian)75.06532.723
dunce (not genius)74.98923.2116
linear (not circular)74.95629.930
nerd (not jock)74.652427.859
ambitious (not realistic)74.639129.854
work-first (not family-first)74.638622.479
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.520123.722
flimsy (not sturdy)74.48524.242
hypochondriac (not stoic)74.49930.123
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)74.330528.434
bookish (not sporty)74.364322.547
outsider (not insider)74.220328.950
😭 (not 😀)74.215721.657
slow (not fast)73.96322.436
morning lark (not night owl)73.815224.772
🐷 (not 🐮)73.710928.344
Roman (not Greek)73.47324.933
traumatized (not flourishing)73.349618.039
formal (not intimate)73.228925.655
depressed (not bright)73.120422.451
washed (not muddy)73.145724.323
suspicious (not awkward)73.049527.850
oblivious (not alert)73.015728.851
stuttering (not rhythmic)72.99328.629
unobservant (not perceptive)72.95428.343
sad (not happy)72.839221.844
OCD (not ADHD)72.846134.138
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.656324.618
soulless (not soulful)72.519023.153
reclusive (not social)72.429522.465
ignorant (not knowledgeable)72.313026.233
psychopath (not empath)72.231221.340
🙃 (not 🥰)72.026829.658
💀 (not 🎃)72.036027.144
noob (not pro)71.89432.448
loud (not quiet)71.853726.747
tailor (not blacksmith)71.745322.735
two-faced (not one-faced)71.728332.566
racist (not egalitarian)71.69724.149
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)71.632929.848
insecure (not confident)71.515430.254
feisty (not gracious)71.566322.442
hoarder (not unprepared)71.530325.645
🤖 (not 👻)71.520725.648
prudish (not flirtatious)71.522827.130
repulsive (not attractive)71.315224.048
clumsy (not coordinated)71.225130.449
utilitarian (not decorative)71.244826.138
juvenile (not mature)71.133829.442
winter (not summer)71.136919.818
🐀 (not 🐘)71.022132.747
businesslike (not chivalrous)70.938629.256
theist (not atheist)70.818032.232
🎩 (not 🧢)70.754528.255
scientific (not artistic)70.649727.044
🧕 (not 💃)70.610328.847
cannibal (not vegan)70.637528.029
vanilla (not kinky)70.533530.748
trash (not treasure)70.513124.192
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.430831.851
gossiping (not confidential)70.327630.538
motivated (not unmotivated)70.3135927.831
predictable (not quirky)70.220232.722
🐴 (not 🦄)70.144935.840
villainous (not heroic)70.123923.859
scrub (not legit)70.110225.959
orange (not purple)70.021123.731
🛌 (not 🧗)70.019225.352
helpless (not resourceful)69.96027.858
🥶 (not 🥵)69.720228.843
secretive (not open-book)69.568528.247
factual (not poetic)69.447624.342
jaded (not innocent)69.475326.727
individualist (not communal)69.455735.755
empirical (not theoretical)69.318033.375
demonic (not angelic)69.337220.553
straightforward (not cryptic)69.161535.040
beta (not alpha)68.833431.588
indiscreet (not tactful)68.716228.953
🐐 (not 🦒)68.639230.052
sexual (not asexual)68.679928.537
jealous (not opinionated)68.49436.517
salacious (not wholesome)68.340631.154
unfixable (not fixable)68.325430.647
reliable (not experimental)68.351524.135
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.186127.846
mild (not spicy)68.126030.375
lustful (not chaste)68.054128.384
cunning (not honorable)67.839227.994
debased (not pure)67.845627.140
incompetent (not competent)67.713227.980
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.744129.280
builder (not explorer)67.634323.642
stinky (not fresh)67.523129.083
🤡 (not 👽)67.425334.040
pop (not indie)67.419430.319
western (not eastern)67.352135.652
dry (not moist)67.332935.443
permanent (not transient)66.843227.953
ludicrous (not sensible)66.736333.547
goth (not flower child)66.632223.520
urban (not rural)66.687629.566
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)66.431432.857
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.456632.951
💔 (not 💝)66.437530.051
refined (not rugged)66.367325.651
private (not gregarious)66.175429.045
head@clouds (not down2earth)66.047034.939
🤐 (not 😜)66.053030.749
old (not young)65.946712.442
politically correct (not edgy)65.938532.839
cautious (not impulsive)65.853330.786
money-focused (not love-focused)65.637034.622
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.5107431.852
studious (not goof-off)65.599736.542
apathetic (not curious)65.312729.342
enslaved (not emancipated)65.314732.350
😈 (not 😇)65.355325.064
frenzied (not sleepy)65.3112528.740
crazy (not sane)65.256930.348
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.271022.857
🤑 (not 🤠)65.141930.549
first-mate (not captain)65.163430.342
unlucky (not fortunate)65.051626.964
haunted (not blissful)65.089629.151
genocidal (not not genocidal)64.828031.619
libertarian (not socialist)64.731733.065
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)64.752334.043
proper (not scandalous)64.660030.537
traitorous (not loyal)64.424931.842
bored (not interested)64.412127.227
hard (not soft)64.371830.347
apprentice (not master)64.336529.344
emotional (not logical)64.066430.348
mainstream (not arcane)64.029634.243
📉 (not 📈)64.015432.261
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.837731.567
🏌 (not 🤺)63.815134.448
rational (not whimsical)63.675832.551
🐿 (not 🦇)63.672535.538
obsessed (not aloof)63.579733.736
ugly (not beautiful)63.517521.545
wooden (not plastic)63.196234.964
😬 (not 😏)63.036234.941
resistant (not resigned)62.9111132.080
works hard (not plays hard)62.899827.247
real (not philosophical)62.884530.841
ferocious (not pacifist)62.787732.556
white knight (not bad boy)62.683428.723
oxymoron (not tautology)62.538031.331
perverted (not clean)62.340125.150
regular (not zany)62.040133.455
sarcastic (not genuine)61.961429.965
workaholic (not slacker)61.9132334.154
centrist (not radical)61.934737.423
precise (not vague)61.898532.949
simple (not complicated)61.526534.652
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.452233.643
analysis (not common sense)61.470226.736
rough (not smooth)61.061331.350
consistent (not variable)61.082133.039
irrelevant (not important)60.912728.682
persistent (not quitter)60.9177436.546
submissive (not dominant)60.844631.383
masculine (not feminine)60.7100429.042
thrifty (not extravagant)60.767538.046
emotional (not unemotional)60.7115434.725
🤔 (not 🤫)60.375233.150
human (not animalistic)60.2121530.338
desperate (not high standards)60.144336.382
hesitant (not decisive)59.632729.646
unpolished (not eloquent)59.552330.156
rich (not poor)59.392927.443
intellectual (not physical)59.2106729.149
believable (not poorly-written)59.2166625.234
devout (not heathen)59.177031.477
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.1103536.045
valedictorian (not drop out)59.1110434.154
gatherer (not hunter)59.166933.734
exuberant (not subdued)58.890325.441
whippersnapper (not sage)58.862830.837
prideful (not envious)58.6138237.352
machiavellian (not transparent)58.669437.022
assertive (not passive)58.4125635.341
Swedish (not Italian)58.360833.732
frugal (not lavish)58.284931.548
Russian (not French)58.244229.419
gullible (not cynical)58.247435.332
child free (not pronatalist)57.8108633.037
chatty (not reserved)57.781833.543
well behaved (not mischievous)57.767130.448
fantastical (not realistic)57.663536.330
bold (not shy)57.5154628.944
🤣 (not 😊)57.155628.238
bashful (not exhibitionist)57.044033.225
princess (not queen)57.054837.725
generalist (not specialist)56.837629.432
epic (not deep)56.870919.624
tall (not short)56.798322.7102
disreputable (not prestigious)56.749234.542
presidential (not folksy)56.691030.736
fire (not water)56.6105334.741
civilized (not barbaric)56.5121333.437
unfaithful (not devoted)56.523128.526
fast-talking (not slow-talking)56.3109929.643
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.040835.941
low IQ (not high IQ)56.025127.555
scholarly (not crafty)55.962229.835
earth (not air)55.9114135.233
🧠 (not 💪)55.6129026.887
overachiever (not underachiever)55.5149037.149
active (not slothful)55.4162132.939
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.382132.579
sickly (not healthy)55.239523.685
nihilist (not existentialist)55.143529.350
hedonist (not monastic)55.191131.838
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.0127233.3108
Coke (not Pepsi)54.876536.355
monotone (not expressive)54.858732.025
introvert (not extrovert)54.671929.447
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.5116329.890
freak (not normie)54.597534.154
slovenly (not stylish)54.359626.541
shy (not playful)54.144620.445
subjective (not objective)54.182334.053
neurotypical (not autistic)54.0150930.589
average (not deviant)54.060834.446
metrosexual (not macho)54.0113327.736
industrial (not domestic)53.990630.234
ranged (not melee)53.8104830.141
sober (not indulgent)53.782435.043
direct (not roundabout)53.0137332.951
slugabed (not go-getter)52.919929.651
chosen one (not everyman)52.7105035.127
diligent (not lazy)52.5172132.342
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.553636.945
realist (not idealist)52.598334.491
mathematical (not literary)52.467833.735
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.489433.538
trusting (not charming)52.383622.639
resolute (not wavering)52.3146034.074
worldly (not innocent)52.1137228.453
modest (not flamboyant)51.9106433.047
instinctual (not reasoned)51.7112432.344
tasteful (not lewd)51.5133227.550
thick (not thin)51.472429.945
🐩 (not 🐒)51.4106037.150
stoic (not expressive)51.378134.640
chortling (not giggling)51.3129235.939
rustic (not cultured)51.270730.428
armoured (not vulnerable)51.1123734.567
English (not German)51.1176235.538
pack rat (not minimalist)51.081531.541
🏀 (not 🎨)51.077232.941
doer (not thinker)50.1139033.257
involved (not remote)50.3160032.032
romantic (not dispassionate)50.4143830.538
fighter (not lover)50.698932.136
soft (not hard)50.590135.267
dog person (not cat person)50.5100733.625

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 (0.859)
  2. Principal Vernon (0.847)
  3. Cornelius Fudge (0.843)
  4. Mr. William Collins (0.81)
  5. Principal Skinner (0.806)
  6. Pete Campbell (0.79)
  7. Michael Groff (0.786)
  8. Samuel Norton (0.782)
  9. Malvolio (0.78)
  10. James Norrington (0.767)
  1. Luna Lovegood (-0.631)
  2. Han Lue (-0.622)
  3. Guinan (-0.605)
  4. Jack Dawson (-0.603)
  5. Hobbes (-0.6)
  6. Angela Montenegro (-0.595)
  7. Iroh (-0.592)
  8. Bumblebee (-0.587)
  9. Lady Sybil Crawley (-0.564)
  10. William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (-0.562)

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
ISTJ50.5%1475
INTJ47.3%8827
ESTJ46.0%547
ISTP44.7%1950
ENTJ43.4%2286
INTP43.3%11992
ISFJ42.2%1602
ESTP40.0%765
ENTP39.7%5934
INFJ38.7%12519
ISFP38.6%1998
ESFJ38.3%592
INFP36.1%23344
ENFJ35.0%3842
ESFP34.8%1202
ENFP31.9%10817

Notes

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