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Ken Cosgrove Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Ken Cosgrove 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
side character (not main character)84.312214.828
privileged (not oppressed)83.626720.930
manicured (not scruffy)83.337316.0241
reasonable (not deranged)83.11419.412
Swedish (not Italian)82.43418.022
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.320517.128
tall (not short)81.916916.0242
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.317713.716
🐿 (not 🦇)79.019426.420
tailor (not blacksmith)79.016421.828
preppy (not punk rock)78.930122.728
first-mate (not captain)78.626120.5225
patriotic (not unpatriotic)78.427015.425
water (not fire)77.712120.021
young (not old)77.452319.4231
vanilla (not kinky)77.216620.4222
🧠 (not 💪)76.558818.014
centrist (not radical)76.52922.213
princess (not queen)76.18622.827
everyman (not chosen one)76.09318.515
overachiever (not underachiever)75.674222.623
neat (not messy)75.451118.8152
mild (not spicy)75.114521.8229
washed (not muddy)74.840626.112
whippersnapper (not sage)74.710714.324
civilized (not barbaric)74.663722.6217
thin (not thick)74.526320.9130
straight (not queer)74.370522.5117
valedictorian (not drop out)74.067724.420
smooth (not rough)73.919818.8219
good-humored (not angry)73.046020.3188
go-getter (not slugabed)72.894218.741
normie (not freak)72.818625.130
refined (not rugged)72.744921.4219
lover (not fighter)72.733027.215
literary (not mathematical)72.234526.7200
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)72.218722.225
naive (not paranoid)72.213421.617
moderate (not extreme)72.114921.2178
gendered (not androgynous)72.1109326.1101
orderly (not chaotic)72.049221.3203
human (not animalistic)71.879922.8205
white knight (not bad boy)71.753919.731
motivated (not unmotivated)71.6131025.811
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.632324.8208
proper (not scandalous)71.340420.4216
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.349117.724
self-disciplined (not disorganized)71.289620.4205
believable (not poorly-written)71.299222.834
rock (not rap)70.894318.525
diligent (not lazy)70.3133822.7215
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.342921.923
summer (not winter)70.247025.19
statist (not anarchist)70.129823.818
persistent (not quitter)69.8152721.113
driven (not unambitious)69.7132620.2209
monochrome (not multicolored)69.734131.763
eloquent (not unpolished)69.767421.8212
sheltered (not street-smart)69.726922.7172
soft (not hard)69.439419.0199
democratic (not authoritarian)69.241523.9187
active (not slothful)69.1116322.4184
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.143223.714
apprentice (not master)69.026321.6112
intellectual (not physical)68.975323.7232
sensible (not ludicrous)68.857723.7180
💝 (not 💔)68.741125.318
optimistic (not pessimistic)68.543123.7194
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)68.539425.813
neurotypical (not autistic)68.483325.6200
gatherer (not hunter)68.442118.125
chatty (not reserved)68.157721.9205
warm (not cold)68.062322.9222
French (not Russian)67.944624.617
pacifist (not ferocious)67.731922.3188
cheesy (not chic)67.548518.212
cultured (not rustic)67.461728.320
yes-man (not contrarian)67.417623.612
respectful (not rude)67.272525.9187
competent (not incompetent)67.0120626.1206
empath (not psychopath)67.080030.522
cheery (not sorrowful)66.938323.9222
straightforward (not cryptic)66.972925.7210
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.946031.316
poetic (not factual)66.932329.729
bright (not depressed)66.843720.9180
high IQ (not low IQ)66.7128421.6212
traditional (not unorthodox)66.738226.183
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.4104124.513
orange (not purple)66.431225.4160
stylish (not slovenly)66.378322.1216
pointed (not random)66.3102723.420
sensitive (not thick-skinned)66.242720.7240
gullible (not cynical)66.229721.813
🎃 (not 💀)66.139533.916
cocky (not timid)66.198925.429
sheriff (not outlaw)66.057422.9212
dog person (not cat person)65.948330.221
obedient (not rebellious)65.738422.5188
complimentary (not insulting)65.763727.983
regular (not zany)65.728126.032
mainstream (not arcane)65.623625.9215
fresh (not stinky)65.695326.919
lighthearted (not intense)65.627223.139
sexist (not feminist)65.533822.922
romantic (not dispassionate)65.491830.229
normal (not weird)65.333225.1195
average (not deviant)65.224324.9166
stable (not moody)65.124424.6240
basic (not hipster)65.162127.7209
healthy (not sickly)65.1102124.6239
beta (not alpha)65.040724.4209
precise (not vague)64.986123.6121
conservative (not liberal)64.931330.421
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.942729.125
kind (not cruel)64.8110223.5219
meek (not bossy)64.530019.5226
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.511723.4127
sunny (not gloomy)64.554124.931
deep (not epic)64.531124.015
submissive (not dominant)64.436021.4224
politically correct (not edgy)64.344123.0195
soft (not hard)64.352818.592
on-time (not tardy)64.297228.634
knowledgeable (not ignorant)64.1107030.127
tame (not wild)64.141623.3192
accommodating (not stubborn)64.121428.724
deliberate (not spontaneous)63.988924.4201
rich (not poor)63.980621.7222
flower child (not goth)63.985123.425
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.734626.2205
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.7108926.8206
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)63.754927.5210
🤑 (not 🤠)63.745631.012
comedic (not dramatic)63.730525.224
mundane (not extraordinary)63.622824.1196
puny (not mighty)63.523820.5176
simple (not complicated)63.522126.3198
trusting (not suspicious)63.448025.4237
angelic (not demonic)63.479022.4208
idealist (not realist)63.452526.170
🐀 (not 🐘)63.344232.624
heroic (not villainous)63.2118018.7194
prestigious (not disreputable)63.286825.3226
classical (not avant-garde)63.266824.671
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.280124.934
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.145929.021
social (not reclusive)63.067618.828
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.057923.020
consistent (not variable)63.073629.618
fixable (not unfixable)63.073026.524
funny (not humorless)62.978323.3213
sane (not crazy)62.956518.717
artistic (not scientific)62.862125.1218
reasoned (not instinctual)62.742025.6193
glad (not mad)62.746920.927
extrovert (not introvert)62.678725.5217
😀 (not 😭)62.653526.318
chill (not offended)62.640726.241
subdued (not exuberant)62.637526.924
curious (not apathetic)62.5104424.0207
protagonist (not antagonist)62.4116418.617
disarming (not creepy)62.3110523.586
twitchy (not still)62.382026.933
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.185027.6177
warm (not quarrelsome)62.158124.1211
often crying (not never cries)62.150925.717
technophile (not luddite)62.048323.7169
sweet (not bitter)62.069824.5236
👟 (not 🥾)62.062130.614
methodical (not astonishing)61.982424.5184
good-cook (not bad-cook)61.949526.420
modest (not flamboyant)61.876327.3220
devout (not heathen)61.766624.8208
bookish (not sporty)61.798326.9189
formal (not intimate)61.662427.628
playful (not shy)61.5109024.8208
emotional (not unemotional)61.5112322.022
vulnerable (not armoured)61.440922.4186
resourceful (not helpless)61.4142426.777
lenient (not strict)61.358524.3202
predictable (not quirky)61.349932.321
innocent (not worldly)61.232923.0218
happy (not sad)61.243223.9218
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.2117425.127
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.174026.022
high-tech (not low-tech)61.066924.3188
libertarian (not socialist)60.949026.3156
unchallenging (not demanding)60.922331.134
repetitive (not varied)60.869825.071
minimalist (not pack rat)60.864130.426
awkward (not suspicious)60.740823.9209
folksy (not presidential)60.758424.726
juvenile (not mature)60.661324.394
efficient (not overprepared)60.5106426.422
metrosexual (not macho)60.489127.533
🥶 (not 🥵)60.345524.023
genuine (not sarcastic)60.176328.2203
soulful (not soulless)60.1131826.081
🐴 (not 🦄)60.181827.616
linear (not circular)60.152327.037
reliable (not experimental)60.080427.130
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.991525.0191
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.965326.4177
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)59.950828.829
perceptive (not unobservant)59.9146525.720
clean (not perverted)59.9109427.117
honorable (not cunning)59.891326.7195
cautious (not impulsive)59.872624.7160
irrelevant (not important)59.615024.432
Pepsi (not Coke)59.531835.325
masculine (not feminine)59.3104122.2211
nurturing (not poisonous)59.399823.790
air (not earth)59.330528.621
well behaved (not mischievous)59.263627.2208
leisurely (not hurried)59.245425.3206
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.294322.220
loyal (not traitorous)59.0143527.2210
long-winded (not concise)59.053022.511
skeptical (not spiritual)58.9121324.6186
dorky (not cool)58.964228.422
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)58.942928.812
🤡 (not 👽)58.949126.215
realistic (not fantastical)58.990430.615
abstract (not concrete)58.851528.017
playful (not serious)58.758325.1193
attractive (not repulsive)58.7134525.9217
🤔 (not 🤫)58.785623.217
German (not English)58.710131.423
existentialist (not nihilist)58.696929.066
sexual (not asexual)58.5113132.611
gracious (not feisty)58.435523.9209
punchable (not loveable)58.451229.632
giving (not receiving)58.4102928.015
arrogant (not humble)58.389127.5184
communal (not individualist)58.344525.862
🤖 (not 👻)58.362627.714
😊 (not 🤣)58.3101625.922
pure (not debased)58.285324.8229
modern (not historical)58.288526.7139
beautiful (not ugly)58.2147320.989
tasteful (not lewd)58.0111225.8196
western (not eastern)58.0116231.621
quiet (not loud)57.773324.7240
businesslike (not chivalrous)57.777627.134
attentive (not interrupting)57.682125.217
competitive (not cooperative)57.4105829.8196
forgiving (not vengeful)57.385726.4153
fast (not slow)57.3128124.2189
weakass (not badass)57.336925.915
expressive (not stoic)57.298826.3199
utilitarian (not decorative)57.2107326.763
cringeworthy (not inspiring)57.158726.8104
shallow (not deep)57.045429.438
vintage (not trendy)57.0125333.826
lost (not enlightened)56.984028.532
pensive (not serene)56.9141726.323
transparent (not machiavellian)56.977130.318
philosophical (not real)56.837427.8155
scholarly (not crafty)56.860126.9212
😏 (not 😬)56.892629.022
🤐 (not 😜)56.784826.114
charming (not awkward)56.6110328.4243
careful (not brave)56.647125.8187
vegan (not cannibal)56.689033.021
open-minded (not close-minded)56.5105226.8221
🎨 (not 🏀)56.5108829.027
self-assured (not self-conscious)56.2123328.2185
nerd (not jock)56.1103126.6227
exaggerating (not factual)56.183327.216
always down (not picky)56.151924.214
domestic (not industrial)56.069828.667
dry (not moist)56.077431.631
studious (not goof-off)55.9124225.121
enslaved (not emancipated)55.835026.8183
treasure (not trash)55.8150527.545
🐷 (not 🐮)55.845631.123
freelance (not corporate)55.8104132.924
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.776325.993
hedonist (not monastic)55.788427.510
musical (not off-key)55.763627.335
monotone (not expressive)55.755225.631
love-focused (not money-focused)55.7124524.119
equitable (not hypocritical)55.691828.3100
🏌 (not 🤺)55.630330.720
one-faced (not two-faced)55.6119935.228
tiresome (not interesting)55.532327.6202
opinionated (not jealous)55.5145930.617
sober (not indulgent)55.476326.0212
frugal (not lavish)55.496023.2177
charming (not trusting)55.489527.4212
oblivious (not alert)55.451028.625
official (not backdoor)55.372329.4208
transient (not permanent)55.358128.786
ambitious (not realistic)55.2108427.925
anxious (not calm)55.1106627.5212
🦒 (not 🐐)55.133726.626
generous (not stingy)55.1113524.828
joyful (not miserable)55.065423.220
bored (not interested)55.028625.218
prideful (not envious)55.0152928.127
ironic (not profound)55.082425.223
devoted (not unfaithful)55.0160424.611
touchy-feely (not distant)55.073522.728
accepting (not judgemental)54.982128.6126
pronatalist (not child free)54.850527.2133
😇 (not 😈)54.895223.622
📈 (not 📉)54.8128126.120
bold (not shy)54.7162224.2221
patient (not impatient)54.761427.975
noob (not pro)54.738324.820
🐩 (not 🐒)54.793328.613
morning lark (not night owl)54.662031.5116
urban (not rural)54.6131730.030
gossiping (not confidential)54.555029.5201
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.379028.5175
rational (not whimsical)54.2109827.1205
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.292027.9185
involved (not remote)54.1145926.0198
resigned (not resistant)54.121226.4224
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)54.066926.7195
passive (not assertive)53.943724.3197
💃 (not 🧕)53.9122221.115
🥰 (not 🙃)53.895826.813
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.852829.225
desperate (not high standards)53.862531.825
common sense (not analysis)53.865629.513
foolish (not wise)53.772123.0201
political (not nonpolitical)53.7105727.3178
flexible (not rigid)53.674325.3191
gregarious (not private)53.563627.9199
clumsy (not coordinated)53.558126.4195
pretentious (not unassuming)53.5105329.115
legit (not scrub)53.5149432.715
vibrant (not geriatric)53.5136026.822
trolling (not triggered)53.548427.924
wooden (not plastic)53.5140630.924
logical (not emotional)53.480424.9185
works hard (not plays hard)53.4129026.3198
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.4158829.4232
insider (not outsider)53.476426.4140
subjective (not objective)53.485627.274
hesitant (not decisive)53.250026.5201
introspective (not not introspective)53.2131733.232
prudish (not flirtatious)53.279626.622
aloof (not obsessed)53.137625.3195
serious (not bold)53.181124.4177
tight (not loose)53.0127730.024
wavering (not resolute)52.941019.512
generalist (not specialist)52.655326.368
tactful (not indiscreet)52.6127926.618
low self esteem (not narcissistic)52.669427.934
wholesome (not salacious)52.5110628.917
pop (not indie)52.556832.216
confident (not insecure)52.4134427.3222
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.476529.3135
innocent (not jaded)52.457033.412
thinker (not doer)52.357432.028
🥴 (not 🥳)52.2111225.728
🧢 (not 🎩)52.290326.811
giggling (not chortling)52.259524.224
OCD (not ADHD)52.1121331.214
reassuring (not fearmongering)52.1115832.118
vain (not demure)52.096325.6219
codependent (not independent)52.065030.5218
secretive (not open-book)52.0126828.130
egalitarian (not racist)51.9165122.724
flourishing (not traumatized)51.956828.938
gamer (not non-gamer)51.967733.411
biased (not impartial)51.8154424.4196
Greek (not Roman)51.879529.231
oxymoron (not tautology)51.8125429.419
haunted (not blissful)51.7135726.225
creative (not conventional)51.6104329.3222
unlucky (not fortunate)51.5105229.4214
selfish (not altruistic)51.582527.7211
🧐 (not 😎)51.587829.213
dunce (not genius)51.453523.0225
open (not guarded)51.446125.5185
family-first (not work-first)51.4101428.2202
tense (not relaxed)51.3155129.0233
opinionated (not neutral)51.2175028.427
sugarcoated (not frank)51.238626.934
hoarder (not unprepared)51.1126420.7155
workaholic (not slacker)51.1151823.574
sleepy (not frenzied)51.122023.618
🛌 (not 🧗)51.066331.831
thrifty (not extravagant)51.0103128.932
ranged (not melee)50.9123725.313
reactive (not proactive)50.1115931.020
roundabout (not direct)50.253727.4183
🌟 (not 💩)50.2153931.627
chaste (not lustful)50.384925.1189
literal (not metaphorical)50.3137730.1212
practical (not imaginative)50.7127730.5212
builder (not explorer)50.793028.2165
theoretical (not empirical)50.673328.5153
compersive (not jealous)50.4102227.4173
atheist (not theist)50.4123725.563
flimsy (not sturdy)50.558127.023
grateful (not entitled)50.5100920.820

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ted Mullens (0.714)
  2. Billy Keikeya (0.697)
  3. Kevin Ryan (0.69)
  4. Jimmy Palmer (0.672)
  5. Tracy Mills (0.665)
  6. Jennifer Parker (0.664)
  7. Becca (0.654)
  8. Dr. James Wilson (0.647)
  9. Ann Perkins (0.646)
  10. Ned Flanders (0.637)
  1. John Bender (-0.505)
  2. Billy Hargrove (-0.469)
  3. Sid Phillips (-0.467)
  4. Darlene Snell (-0.467)
  5. April Ludgate (-0.461)
  6. Nelson Muntz (-0.458)
  7. Merle Dixon (-0.458)
  8. Megatron (-0.458)
  9. Frank Reynolds (-0.458)
  10. Freddy Krueger (-0.453)

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

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


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