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Peggy Olson Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Peggy Olson is a character from Mad Men.

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 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
driven (not unambitious)95.5207.3245
diligent (not lazy)94.0849.0240
competent (not incompetent)93.66410.5202
workaholic (not slacker)93.1639.1104
work-first (not family-first)91.35610.5285
important (not irrelevant)91.111511.322
studious (not goof-off)90.8778.517
persistent (not quitter)90.629210.213
high IQ (not low IQ)90.42129.5220
on-time (not tardy)90.29111.552
overachiever (not underachiever)88.415723.628
perceptive (not unobservant)88.222914.036
go-getter (not slugabed)87.811321.425
opinionated (not neutral)87.824410.037
resourceful (not helpless)87.626014.2112
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.331715.3246
works hard (not plays hard)86.012114.2232
bookish (not sporty)85.429115.0244
intellectual (not physical)85.419614.3252
nerd (not jock)85.422915.2230
treasure (not trash)85.326121.745
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.225820.530
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.724517.0228
protagonist (not antagonist)84.720319.220
ambitious (not realistic)84.512113.525
motivated (not unmotivated)84.565727.418
main character (not side character)84.431510.323
legit (not scrub)84.315418.727
sturdy (not flimsy)84.019215.322
tense (not relaxed)83.729111.1224
🎨 (not 🏀)83.725213.628
badass (not weakass)83.049019.722
valedictorian (not drop out)82.735518.524
curious (not apathetic)82.116817.6250
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)81.96321.729
cat person (not dog person)81.910220.828
genius (not dunce)81.430916.8274
complicated (not simple)81.429319.8218
egalitarian (not racist)81.463715.219
precise (not vague)81.321416.0162
pensive (not serene)81.36521.527
active (not slothful)81.255019.7234
independent (not codependent)80.930322.8267
frank (not sugarcoated)80.934314.233
demanding (not unchallenging)80.849122.433
📈 (not 📉)80.45321.528
heroic (not villainous)80.354817.3213
interested (not bored)80.221017.430
feminist (not sexist)80.247416.623
creative (not conventional)80.121719.2260
contrarian (not yes-man)80.114912.917
believable (not poorly-written)80.035424.935
high standards (not desperate)79.624823.838
🌟 (not 💩)79.556120.636
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.313620.235
resolute (not wavering)79.125918.117
pointed (not random)79.046623.227
resistant (not resigned)78.921219.5284
liberal (not conservative)78.725420.343
skeptical (not spiritual)78.637317.4242
mighty (not puny)78.343018.4250
😊 (not 🤣)78.221215.814
penny-pincher (not overspender)78.18419.123
reasonable (not deranged)77.927420.116
alert (not oblivious)77.945319.632
modern (not historical)77.821223.0169
child free (not pronatalist)77.723522.5207
industrial (not domestic)77.78320.3113
serious (not playful)77.644618.7234
hurried (not leisurely)77.610117.4267
introspective (not not introspective)77.321318.021
involved (not remote)77.331623.7216
thrifty (not extravagant)77.211522.334
guarded (not open)77.060118.4217
civilized (not barbaric)77.052920.4229
human (not animalistic)76.855022.9227
frugal (not lavish)76.715318.5228
feisty (not gracious)76.645718.7276
sensible (not ludicrous)76.628621.2221
short (not tall)76.518514.7247
opinionated (not jealous)76.541721.821
modest (not flamboyant)76.226620.1258
brave (not careful)75.838621.6235
self-improving (not self-destructive)75.814223.832
confidential (not gossiping)75.759322.1263
neat (not messy)75.750022.5171
loyal (not traitorous)75.695920.3224
rational (not whimsical)75.635822.1267
frenzied (not sleepy)75.649518.128
competitive (not cooperative)75.554123.4247
interesting (not tiresome)75.253323.2256
rebellious (not obedient)75.256221.3227
utilitarian (not decorative)75.227122.8101
🤺 (not 🏌)75.155925.617
triggered (not trolling)74.918422.432
private (not gregarious)74.740119.6246
indie (not pop)74.732726.018
empath (not psychopath)74.653423.519
🧠 (not 💪)74.666223.822
young (not old)74.563919.8236
OCD (not ADHD)74.539321.218
businesslike (not chivalrous)74.429826.029
straightforward (not cryptic)74.434123.4228
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.053523.4237
direct (not roundabout)73.956924.1243
focused on the future (not focused on the present)73.711323.1229
wooden (not plastic)73.739620.829
no-nonsense (not dramatic)73.623323.6101
machiavellian (not transparent)73.629423.114
individualist (not communal)73.442524.7111
not genocidal (not genocidal)73.375625.119
🧗 (not 🛌)73.256723.423
tactful (not indiscreet)73.035821.128
oppressed (not privileged)73.017618.827
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.955124.927
open-minded (not close-minded)72.739523.3246
soulful (not soulless)72.686325.695
assertive (not passive)72.574724.0266
emancipated (not enslaved)72.447623.1220
realistic (not fantastical)72.442724.727
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.164024.524
healthy (not sickly)72.073821.8225
extraordinary (not mundane)71.966723.7236
distant (not touchy-feely)71.943124.431
deep (not shallow)71.949525.444
alpha (not beta)71.870225.0214
secretive (not open-book)71.861422.441
tight (not loose)71.857921.425
queen (not princess)71.758933.039
🐩 (not 🐒)71.239922.615
wise (not foolish)71.146021.8250
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.849128.986
real (not philosophical)70.842323.4169
unorthodox (not traditional)70.853524.788
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.835826.78
strict (not lenient)70.749321.7236
ferocious (not pacifist)70.663321.2237
tasteful (not lewd)70.655020.7230
political (not nonpolitical)70.443625.5241
bold (not shy)70.3119723.7247
pro (not noob)70.392324.827
picky (not always down)70.239629.329
sexual (not asexual)70.074222.822
disarming (not creepy)69.974622.899
factual (not poetic)69.945422.226
fast (not slow)69.978023.6219
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.833524.4201
obsessed (not aloof)69.851324.2253
concise (not long-winded)69.624424.618
prideful (not envious)69.574823.431
cynical (not gullible)69.465414.815
radical (not centrist)69.435720.517
hard (not soft)69.355621.2102
outsider (not insider)69.333525.9154
reclusive (not social)69.338216.625
👽 (not 🤡)69.233118.120
factual (not exaggerating)69.243426.723
anxious (not calm)68.955921.9262
scheduled (not spontaneous)68.766126.0230
hard (not soft)68.757221.3239
technophile (not luddite)68.731119.7219
permanent (not transient)68.735229.3118
mature (not juvenile)68.760224.8101
atheist (not theist)68.655525.594
fighter (not lover)68.644925.722
prestigious (not disreputable)68.464523.1228
armoured (not vulnerable)68.268324.0227
🐐 (not 🦒)68.042229.935
kind (not cruel)67.9101420.6246
dominant (not submissive)67.590723.4227
sane (not crazy)67.443824.825
🤐 (not 😜)67.447827.645
stubborn (not accommodating)67.498326.639
orderly (not chaotic)67.361725.0232
high-tech (not low-tech)67.348823.7212
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.333129.930
decisive (not hesitant)67.288225.3236
straight (not queer)67.2102327.5116
bad-cook (not good-cook)67.238926.420
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.155025.9222
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.150330.323
coordinated (not clumsy)66.893025.5235
loveable (not punchable)66.772532.336
avant-garde (not classical)66.630028.192
dorky (not cool)66.544225.212
night owl (not morning lark)66.470828.3130
eloquent (not unpolished)66.180125.3235
money-focused (not love-focused)66.036028.830
proactive (not reactive)66.015630.125
hoarder (not unprepared)65.957519.5228
enlightened (not lost)65.937720.922
doer (not thinker)65.972630.444
attractive (not repulsive)65.9111922.6223
reserved (not chatty)65.758822.1245
fresh (not stinky)65.794934.523
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.756026.925
fire (not water)65.677931.025
presidential (not folksy)65.561632.136
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.474326.130
reliable (not experimental)65.461532.336
bossy (not meek)65.4100324.7253
chosen one (not everyman)65.256532.819
varied (not repetitive)65.118326.196
sad (not happy)65.074419.2234
awkward (not charming)64.933623.0244
neurotypical (not autistic)64.9103126.6218
winter (not summer)64.952326.416
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.956226.1245
formal (not intimate)64.854227.225
giving (not receiving)64.881724.021
specialist (not generalist)64.662326.575
logical (not emotional)64.548224.1257
dramatic (not comedic)64.495126.633
flourishing (not traumatized)64.221530.432
literary (not mathematical)64.169728.0268
minimalist (not pack rat)64.050123.424
expressive (not monotone)64.083329.523
rock (not rap)63.8137131.530
quarrelsome (not warm)63.770324.3248
hunter (not gatherer)63.774330.741
clean (not perverted)63.797121.728
twitchy (not still)63.776127.041
cultured (not rustic)63.778329.120
respectful (not rude)63.584423.7251
sober (not indulgent)63.448124.7234
offended (not chill)63.371526.933
patriotic (not unpatriotic)63.292726.523
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.163026.1240
intense (not lighthearted)63.0100730.337
artistic (not scientific)62.961927.8238
introvert (not extrovert)62.747326.7243
vintage (not trendy)62.7106031.923
deviant (not average)62.684624.0157
one-faced (not two-faced)62.6100230.137
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.5127727.8246
master (not apprentice)62.598628.1103
devoted (not unfaithful)62.5144330.514
quirky (not predictable)62.557627.435
demure (not vain)62.353522.9253
democratic (not authoritarian)62.170828.9245
manicured (not scruffy)62.1101123.1267
sorrowful (not cheery)62.085321.9227
empirical (not theoretical)62.047827.1199
👟 (not 🥾)62.062130.830
equitable (not hypocritical)61.870228.0118
washed (not muddy)61.792821.011
haunted (not blissful)61.6103028.122
beautiful (not ugly)61.5138325.098
concrete (not abstract)61.377330.515
efficient (not overprepared)61.3100434.626
complimentary (not insulting)61.278225.284
romantic (not dispassionate)61.2107026.437
reassuring (not fearmongering)61.284426.615
poor (not rich)61.053220.9255
🐿 (not 🦇)61.081425.923
methodical (not astonishing)60.886929.1217
consistent (not variable)60.883131.636
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)60.789928.1248
edgy (not politically correct)60.581325.9215
vibrant (not geriatric)60.4109430.035
😭 (not 😀)60.159724.112
literal (not metaphorical)60.089928.4223
💃 (not 🧕)60.0100830.028
existentialist (not nihilist)59.988629.780
🎩 (not 🧢)59.880927.622
preppy (not punk rock)59.892930.136
stoic (not expressive)59.754228.0231
bright (not depressed)59.767426.8224
confident (not insecure)59.6113726.3219
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.693323.2227
trusting (not charming)59.654426.8234
earth (not air)59.695730.718
angelic (not demonic)59.591221.7225
multicolored (not monochrome)59.465030.987
mad (not glad)59.285728.920
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)59.278029.016
subdued (not exuberant)59.248424.128
street-smart (not sheltered)59.1103628.5217
prudish (not flirtatious)59.059526.533
bold (not serious)58.981929.5267
anarchist (not statist)58.963930.936
🥴 (not 🥳)58.880325.731
unfixable (not fixable)58.746432.032
nurturing (not poisonous)58.5102123.2120
zany (not regular)58.587929.927
quiet (not loud)58.371825.5232
objective (not subjective)58.350728.877
ranged (not melee)58.371330.723
orange (not purple)58.165430.6201
deep (not epic)58.159733.520
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)58.0118333.025
Swedish (not Italian)58.062031.026
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)58.065627.834
spicy (not mild)57.8106828.5241
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.8109924.6155
tautology (not oxymoron)57.823632.611
pure (not debased)57.786922.1242
biased (not impartial)57.7126627.7203
low self esteem (not narcissistic)57.653426.829
miserable (not joyful)57.3100023.120
thick (not thin)57.256319.5152
🤖 (not 👻)57.266231.615
corporate (not freelance)57.162133.740
chortling (not giggling)57.1105728.934
dry (not moist)57.171325.935
bashful (not exhibitionist)57.143827.617
gendered (not androgynous)57.0166428.3117
💀 (not 🎃)57.083422.317
refined (not rugged)56.998224.4254
arcane (not mainstream)56.989927.2200
😏 (not 😬)56.992031.135
captain (not first-mate)56.885632.8251
English (not German)56.8162633.029
grateful (not entitled)56.880628.927
rigid (not flexible)56.788626.7282
judgemental (not accepting)56.684927.7154
rough (not smooth)56.574324.7240
genuine (not sarcastic)56.587328.2260
angry (not good-humored)56.569924.3228
🥰 (not 🙃)56.585625.622
🦄 (not 🐴)56.563433.935
bitter (not sweet)56.481525.1233
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.284528.5235
crafty (not scholarly)56.2103028.8231
reasoned (not instinctual)56.163429.6236
cautious (not impulsive)56.082726.8249
awkward (not suspicious)56.053527.8231
feminine (not masculine)55.972621.9267
unassuming (not pretentious)55.962028.121
Coke (not Pepsi)55.968433.822
stylish (not slovenly)55.8113326.8233
cold (not warm)55.675525.6221
weird (not normal)55.5106125.7241
vegan (not cannibal)55.592730.332
impatient (not patient)55.4110429.982
realist (not idealist)55.388627.7102
jaded (not innocent)55.3121629.724
forgiving (not vengeful)55.290126.4269
gloomy (not sunny)55.298625.933
🥶 (not 🥵)55.262723.422
suspicious (not trusting)55.096727.9233
heathen (not devout)55.071024.2219
white knight (not bad boy)54.9106929.039
naive (not paranoid)54.951724.823
jealous (not compersive)54.883527.5209
imaginative (not practical)54.859930.1234
French (not Russian)54.7111134.630
builder (not explorer)54.679033.0232
generous (not stingy)54.6115831.032
profound (not ironic)54.578426.324
🐘 (not 🐀)54.383429.015
optimistic (not pessimistic)54.287327.0229
off-key (not musical)54.296124.731
fortunate (not unlucky)54.077225.9242
shy (not playful)54.045224.0237
hipster (not basic)54.063227.8233
non-gamer (not gamer)54.0115434.021
🤔 (not 🤫)53.9110127.817
linear (not circular)53.985232.825
western (not eastern)53.6143936.621
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.651930.815
🐷 (not 🐮)53.552921.518
lustful (not chaste)53.2104524.3235
whippersnapper (not sage)53.290232.732
chic (not cheesy)53.284228.628
attentive (not interrupting)53.198131.820
🧐 (not 😎)53.083437.617
🤑 (not 🤠)52.969035.522
mischievous (not well behaved)52.7110027.2246
vanilla (not kinky)52.793225.3224
Greek (not Roman)52.772734.119
macho (not metrosexual)52.766329.424
rhythmic (not stuttering)52.6146230.638
stable (not moody)52.556627.2254
socialist (not libertarian)52.460431.4223
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.476527.5163
honorable (not cunning)52.1115829.9258
outlaw (not sheriff)52.096430.7221
freak (not normie)52.0107128.040
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.990630.333
innocent (not worldly)51.855525.7219
selfish (not altruistic)51.881224.9219
extreme (not moderate)51.7124627.8227
monastic (not hedonist)51.778128.720
😇 (not 😈)51.7103124.429
cocky (not timid)51.7145726.534
funny (not humorless)51.6115625.4251
tailor (not blacksmith)51.6122830.829
scandalous (not proper)51.599427.9207
emotional (not unemotional)51.5144829.029
salacious (not wholesome)51.481226.024
goth (not flower child)51.470929.530
rural (not urban)51.254224.716
mysterious (not unambiguous)51.188029.9250
💔 (not 💝)51.189729.626
arrogant (not humble)51.0109924.3253
wild (not tame)51.0119926.4240
self-assured (not self-conscious)50.9140027.4250
often crying (not never cries)50.982127.417
backdoor (not official)50.2111029.5225
analysis (not common sense)50.6117029.918

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Clarice Starling (0.804)
  2. Hermione Granger (0.787)
  3. Ellen Ripley (0.767)
  4. Ender Wiggin (0.767)
  5. Kim Wexler (0.766)
  6. Sara Sidle (0.763)
  7. Kate Beckett (0.762)
  8. Miranda Bailey (0.754)
  9. Dr. Wendy Carr (0.749)
  10. Kurisu Makise (0.747)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.517)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.492)
  3. James Taggart (-0.475)
  4. Connor Roy (-0.474)
  5. The Deep (-0.473)
  6. Karen Smith (-0.458)
  7. Bob Pinciotti (-0.452)
  8. Nelson Bighetti (-0.446)
  9. Homer Simpson (-0.441)
  10. Jake Harper (-0.44)

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

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


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