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Karen Smith Personality Statistics

Karen Smith is a character from Mean Girls. 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
feminine (not masculine)94.81410.5635
head@clouds (not down2earth)93.9613.9704
oblivious (not alert)92.7415.4320
manicured (not scruffy)91.38714.8843
young (not old)90.72011.5647
whimsical (not rational)90.61714.6662
low IQ (not high IQ)90.2514.3663
gendered (not androgynous)90.15517.9322
preppy (not punk rock)89.63517.276
slow (not fast)89.1315.4656
dunce (not genius)89.0517.5695
foolish (not wise)88.31715.8681
rich (not poor)88.315812.8630
codependent (not independent)88.01617.5851
juvenile (not mature)87.73914.2636
submissive (not dominant)87.42115.9665
first-mate (not captain)87.44117.7866
beautiful (not ugly)87.224614.2666
goof-off (not studious)87.15118.2308
gossiping (not confidential)86.84719.0833
🦄 (not 🐴)86.74221.0285
physical (not intellectual)86.62616.5636
incompetent (not competent)86.51515.9663
clumsy (not coordinated)86.43417.0649
beta (not alpha)86.12818.5605
optimistic (not pessimistic)85.94918.1623
emotional (not logical)85.36516.6644
💃 (not 🧕)85.111519.5507
soft (not hard)85.14318.3584
playful (not serious)85.06320.7638
open-book (not secretive)84.93017.356
vague (not precise)84.8417.6604
metrosexual (not macho)84.82616.148
overspender (not penny-pincher)84.75418.4478
imaginative (not practical)84.44819.9658
sheltered (not street-smart)84.43720.3695
basic (not hipster)84.24322.9647
soft (not hard)84.24816.4635
modern (not historical)84.24817.7577
plays hard (not works hard)84.15217.1701
leisurely (not hurried)84.02119.7805
apprentice (not master)83.92422.5389
idealist (not realist)83.65819.8586
social (not reclusive)83.610621.0531
privileged (not oppressed)83.622024.581
simple (not complicated)83.5523.9638
cheery (not sorrowful)83.45119.0639
sunny (not gloomy)83.17618.877
nonpolitical (not political)83.11622.8619
passive (not assertive)83.01119.5698
lenient (not strict)82.96119.1618
good-humored (not angry)82.911817.7662
instinctual (not reasoned)82.78019.1617
open (not guarded)82.73120.0594
😜 (not 🤐)82.710823.7280
lighthearted (not intense)82.43223.569
flimsy (not sturdy)82.21616.863
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)82.19923.2600
attractive (not repulsive)82.029319.4695
lavish (not frugal)82.011119.4610
playful (not shy)81.926518.5659
drop out (not valedictorian)81.87222.6328
disorganized (not self-disciplined)81.76520.5612
unprepared (not hoarder)81.51220.6609
ignorant (not knowledgeable)81.54023.068
meek (not bossy)81.43519.4699
🐿 (not 🦇)80.98925.2316
stylish (not slovenly)80.821218.9598
decorative (not utilitarian)80.72919.4504
spontaneous (not deliberate)80.38222.4608
lost (not enlightened)80.36726.662
unobservant (not perceptive)80.32127.448
giggling (not chortling)80.12023.960
slacker (not workaholic)80.15619.5597
vulnerable (not armoured)79.75421.1613
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)79.611023.3573
spontaneous (not scheduled)79.517723.5592
gregarious (not private)79.59221.3644
ludicrous (not sensible)79.39824.5641
crafty (not scholarly)79.316617.7794
mainstream (not arcane)79.22626.4601
helpless (not resourceful)79.21623.0607
👟 (not 🥾)79.27326.0304
artistic (not scientific)79.113317.9609
sweet (not bitter)78.914620.0612
innocent (not worldly)78.85024.8660
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)78.815120.4339
relaxed (not tense)78.73625.5619
trusting (not suspicious)78.68127.5608
impulsive (not cautious)78.521921.2609
lustful (not chaste)78.419121.1639
cooperative (not competitive)78.39824.9619
genuine (not sarcastic)78.315225.3678
shallow (not deep)78.37824.4374
gatherer (not hunter)78.113125.075
urban (not rural)77.823827.6494
flamboyant (not modest)77.619621.0649
indulgent (not sober)77.221321.5620
obedient (not rebellious)77.29121.9661
joyful (not miserable)77.110224.3308
slow-talking (not fast-talking)76.95026.367
abstract (not concrete)76.88926.2270
loose (not tight)76.69424.961
vain (not demure)76.521025.2611
chatty (not reserved)76.427125.4617
😀 (not 😭)76.310228.6311
freelance (not corporate)76.328622.251
chaotic (not orderly)76.223423.4600
🐀 (not 🐘)76.17128.0502
astonishing (not methodical)75.96022.1565
focused on the present (not focused on the future)75.96427.3644
scandalous (not proper)75.925522.2709
tailor (not blacksmith)75.922721.239
pacifist (not ferocious)75.89721.8600
low-tech (not high-tech)75.816225.4610
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.541428.0340
flexible (not rigid)75.48023.5622
glad (not mad)75.312724.6264
zany (not regular)75.224824.8287
weird (not normal)75.028122.1654
extrovert (not introvert)74.630324.5620
crazy (not sane)74.622621.6292
💪 (not 🧠)74.610421.5352
spiritual (not skeptical)74.57026.5599
explorer (not builder)74.217521.7716
cosmopolitan (not provincial)74.116027.7559
deranged (not reasonable)73.918621.9293
indiscreet (not tactful)73.75326.8261
💝 (not 💔)73.617527.5455
forgiving (not vengeful)73.522425.6621
insider (not outsider)73.58326.4631
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.119528.8838
happy (not sad)73.012524.7614
folksy (not presidential)73.019823.063
funny (not humorless)72.931825.6641
domestic (not industrial)72.912525.4495
not introspective (not introspective)72.37430.4440
fresh (not stinky)72.346424.5507
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.028428.0398
🤔 (not 🤫)72.013432.0310
noob (not pro)71.87529.2348
intimate (not formal)71.619224.9466
sporty (not bookish)71.223519.8588
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.118124.6537
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.045723.6277
🛌 (not 🧗)70.913126.6500
Swedish (not Italian)70.912229.457
angelic (not demonic)70.934021.2621
bold (not serious)70.830223.8605
hesitant (not decisive)70.79027.6601
sheeple (not conspiracist)70.64232.5653
repetitive (not varied)70.619727.4365
warm (not quarrelsome)70.622825.6650
aloof (not obsessed)70.52131.8637
smooth (not rough)70.520126.2599
transient (not permanent)70.47624.6307
awkward (not suspicious)70.416124.4635
resigned (not resistant)70.31725.8651
communal (not individualist)70.38831.0531
wavering (not resolute)70.34226.0281
jock (not nerd)69.626121.4648
warm (not cold)69.538225.7620
chill (not offended)69.515931.568
vibrant (not geriatric)69.448126.062
whippersnapper (not sage)69.418828.758
enslaved (not emancipated)69.36927.0593
disarming (not creepy)69.350725.1336
puny (not mighty)69.29623.1658
🐩 (not 🐒)69.129833.3282
romantic (not dispassionate)68.951929.567
moist (not dry)68.917128.657
refined (not rugged)68.841626.7606
pack rat (not minimalist)68.816327.6311
vegan (not cannibal)68.828225.558
calm (not anxious)68.719729.1650
subjective (not objective)68.510430.4475
kind (not cruel)68.364023.4658
😇 (not 😈)68.235727.8343
🌟 (not 💩)67.966430.0306
off-key (not musical)67.924530.456
unambitious (not driven)67.93127.8628
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)67.726130.0437
bold (not shy)67.487125.3664
treasure (not trash)67.077228.2347
lazy (not diligent)66.57024.4586
family-first (not work-first)66.538725.2664
circular (not linear)66.517732.355
backdoor (not official)66.437927.5619
fortunate (not unlucky)66.322827.9617
thin (not thick)66.241431.2621
English (not German)66.276731.856
open-minded (not close-minded)66.142028.9756
unpolished (not eloquent)66.127528.4606
poetic (not factual)66.023227.250
variable (not consistent)65.915830.952
child free (not pronatalist)65.848630.8488
😎 (not 🧐)65.540534.7316
unorthodox (not traditional)65.444929.6640
lewd (not tasteful)65.423223.4636
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.464331.5700
experimental (not reliable)65.431531.068
western (not eastern)65.338334.3442
democratic (not authoritarian)65.240029.4536
autistic (not neurotypical)64.85827.0526
healthy (not sickly)64.871225.9653
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)64.738728.7300
sensitive (not thick-skinned)64.532229.4658
hedonist (not monastic)64.434828.5227
literary (not mathematical)64.045221.4614
outlaw (not sheriff)64.045424.5570
bright (not depressed)64.038328.1608
exuberant (not subdued)63.949130.563
loveable (not punchable)63.853631.277
melee (not ranged)63.519228.347
straight (not queer)63.386030.0380
edgy (not politically correct)62.851824.9576
wild (not tame)62.757827.5706
expressive (not stoic)62.653530.9637
literal (not metaphorical)62.650936.5679
purple (not orange)62.531333.2585
disreputable (not prestigious)62.525027.8627
👻 (not 🤖)62.437133.9300
straightforward (not cryptic)62.167034.0633
📉 (not 📈)62.114433.6335
unassuming (not pretentious)61.926535.2334
night owl (not morning lark)61.857529.0560
🤑 (not 🤠)61.835735.1278
loyal (not traitorous)61.788029.9628
generalist (not specialist)61.715132.5482
🤡 (not 👽)61.627034.6314
French (not Russian)61.351131.755
🐷 (not 🐮)61.223331.2453
average (not deviant)60.925828.7587
existentialist (not nihilist)60.952027.8430
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.751334.5307
slugabed (not go-getter)60.58230.0280
sleepy (not frenzied)60.46131.273
theist (not atheist)60.330927.2443
🥳 (not 🥴)60.329735.9294
roundabout (not direct)60.217234.5644
complimentary (not insulting)60.052027.2555
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.925032.7524
mild (not spicy)59.631629.9629
accepting (not judgemental)59.443932.4645
nurturing (not poisonous)59.265324.3315
luddite (not technophile)58.845430.7521
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.837531.054
curious (not apathetic)58.780232.4621
slothful (not active)58.610826.6637
feminist (not sexist)58.675430.2393
mischievous (not well behaved)58.565727.7636
flourishing (not traumatized)58.427130.057
avant-garde (not classical)58.337427.9489
creative (not conventional)58.256231.8623
trusting (not charming)58.137334.2607
liberal (not conservative)58.166530.8304
pure (not debased)58.055330.1598
🏌 (not 🤺)58.017732.9292
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.763930.5596
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.684429.4260
remote (not involved)57.514630.4571
moody (not stable)57.475528.9638
extreme (not moderate)57.473230.0581
self-assured (not self-conscious)57.381532.0581
civilized (not barbaric)56.979827.0621
mundane (not extraordinary)56.925832.1650
soulful (not soulless)56.990029.5582
honorable (not cunning)56.564126.7664
efficient (not overprepared)56.587427.155
statist (not anarchist)56.456129.2336
short (not tall)56.344222.6577
believable (not poorly-written)56.2116231.463
stuttering (not rhythmic)56.125228.050
wholesome (not salacious)56.064232.9296
biased (not impartial)55.989633.4556
🐐 (not 🦒)55.876534.1461
Greek (not Roman)55.838030.948
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.758929.571
kinky (not vanilla)55.656731.5604
🎩 (not 🧢)55.663434.4239
selfish (not altruistic)55.550229.1706
human (not animalistic)55.586729.7629
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)55.541531.763
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.924933.0485
brave (not careful)54.776727.5612
messy (not neat)54.641829.5607
quiet (not loud)54.153128.4641
tiresome (not interesting)53.825830.9648
🥰 (not 🙃)53.859737.0478
arrogant (not humble)53.570230.2628
heroic (not villainous)53.293220.2676
important (not irrelevant)53.2106430.4551
😬 (not 😏)53.148533.9312
🤣 (not 😊)52.846237.0327
unfixable (not fixable)52.743433.054
cool (not dorky)52.470532.4292
devout (not heathen)52.369828.7619
gracious (not feisty)52.332627.5610
confident (not insecure)52.291732.2718
theoretical (not empirical)51.939034.5538
philosophical (not real)51.934033.2619
persistent (not quitter)51.9124331.5290
awkward (not charming)51.844129.5630
monochrome (not multicolored)51.762736.1615
hypocritical (not equitable)51.356029.9553
rude (not respectful)51.152324.6627
compersive (not jealous)51.163130.4583
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.143029.846
impatient (not patient)51.083031.6314
uninspiring (not charismatic)50.126332.7675
scrub (not legit)50.130429.7407
socialist (not libertarian)50.245631.4502
egalitarian (not racist)50.2108828.4302
triggered (not trolling)50.389929.654
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.548331.076

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Midge Pinciotti (0.887)
  2. Brittany Pierce (0.838)
  3. June George (0.806)
  4. Michael Kelso (0.772)
  5. Jason Mendoza (0.724)
  1. Severus Snape (-0.657)
  2. Mike Ehrmantraut (-0.652)
  3. Nick Fury (-0.645)
  4. Gus Fring (-0.637)
  5. Toby Ziegler (-0.632)

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: ENFP (r = 0.82)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.81)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.76)
  4. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.75)
  5. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.68)
  6. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.67)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.65)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.65)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.63)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.56)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.55)
  12. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.5)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.48)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.47)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.44)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.42)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.41)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.41)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.33)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.29)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.15)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.03)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.03)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.17)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.22)

Notes

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