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Ling Personality Statistics

Ling is a character from Mulan. 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
thin (not thick)88.5415.3241
chatty (not reserved)85.015114.5161
playful (not serious)84.07415.8197
goof-off (not studious)83.58617.9216
😜 (not 🤐)81.911719.2152
beta (not alpha)81.87318.6166
first-mate (not captain)81.812914.9184
clumsy (not coordinated)81.76917.5170
good-humored (not angry)81.513416.6177
dorky (not cool)81.27417.5152
apprentice (not master)81.04514.5210
funny (not humorless)80.516917.4220
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)80.513116.6168
expressive (not stoic)80.318618.1148
romantic (not dispassionate)80.321719.2272
💃 (not 🧕)80.120518.6200
foolish (not wise)78.59316.5227
loyal (not traitorous)77.856321.5171
submissive (not dominant)77.89318.0160
lenient (not strict)77.711719.9188
flimsy (not sturdy)77.74618.1221
head@clouds (not down2earth)77.414324.9184
🐀 (not 🐘)77.36421.5182
🐿 (not 🦇)77.315822.7163
juvenile (not mature)77.215718.5203
folksy (not presidential)77.213818.3215
weird (not normal)76.524316.9167
plays hard (not works hard)76.411719.3192
awkward (not suspicious)76.39423.2183
drop out (not valedictorian)75.912720.2159
loud (not quiet)75.829921.8205
unambiguous (not mysterious)75.812422.9165
soft (not hard)75.614919.1179
lighthearted (not intense)75.67222.8228
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.325022.0241
slacker (not workaholic)75.18719.2206
noob (not pro)75.04820.2185
dunce (not genius)74.86718.6272
soulful (not soulless)74.751021.2163
social (not reclusive)74.524921.0158
🤡 (not 👽)74.48023.8137
gregarious (not private)74.414821.0190
sunny (not gloomy)74.320522.7213
chaotic (not orderly)74.326821.3169
glad (not mad)74.314720.2132
flamboyant (not modest)74.224722.7194
playful (not shy)74.145224.8162
🐒 (not 🐩)74.013024.5175
🤣 (not 😊)74.011427.4208
puny (not mighty)73.96219.6216
gossiping (not confidential)73.917823.8189
nerd (not jock)73.838225.1183
bold (not serious)73.724818.5208
codependent (not independent)73.713522.7145
cringeworthy (not inspiring)73.615318.4165
extrovert (not introvert)73.532823.2182
young (not old)73.344220.8160
trolling (not triggered)73.37123.2254
kind (not cruel)73.153622.1168
human (not animalistic)73.049425.3185
open-book (not secretive)73.011523.1212
disorganized (not self-disciplined)72.915022.7140
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.527524.1162
soft (not hard)72.520020.0180
whimsical (not rational)72.320522.2167
oblivious (not alert)72.312322.3152
awkward (not charming)72.214723.1222
cheery (not sorrowful)72.218220.8158
mischievous (not well behaved)72.244821.0148
warm (not cold)72.232322.9165
sensitive (not thick-skinned)72.117721.1155
heroic (not villainous)72.059121.8194
😀 (not 😭)71.617326.7202
simple (not complicated)71.57125.9165
idealist (not realist)71.520224.6189
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.439721.1164
spontaneous (not scheduled)71.328427.5187
intimate (not formal)71.120122.5144
backdoor (not official)71.027521.1162
anxious (not calm)70.933121.2167
open (not guarded)70.99824.1149
loose (not tight)70.914723.5264
low-tech (not high-tech)70.726723.3170
gatherer (not hunter)70.726823.2227
joyful (not miserable)70.720222.7157
whippersnapper (not sage)70.316924.3203
unpolished (not eloquent)70.121326.3178
eastern (not western)70.12725.5117
messy (not neat)69.923324.8222
👻 (not 🤖)69.920326.6189
emotional (not logical)69.933722.5185
indulgent (not sober)69.834922.1189
crafty (not scholarly)69.841321.6200
poor (not rich)69.621820.7162
indiscreet (not tactful)69.69625.0148
unobservant (not perceptive)69.56523.5224
sarcastic (not genuine)69.430825.1207
exuberant (not subdued)69.436824.0221
happy (not sad)69.317523.1191
scandalous (not proper)68.837024.2155
artistic (not scientific)68.728023.7172
bright (not depressed)68.726921.7186
unprepared (not hoarder)68.711623.6175
vibrant (not geriatric)68.751224.9220
spontaneous (not deliberate)68.522526.0152
low IQ (not high IQ)67.78123.0189
ignorant (not knowledgeable)67.713723.4240
tailor (not blacksmith)67.648225.3217
forgiving (not vengeful)67.535225.1160
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.514427.4240
instinctual (not reasoned)67.440524.7148
freelance (not corporate)67.445527.8241
😎 (not 🧐)67.436628.7201
unlucky (not fortunate)67.130023.2205
vulnerable (not armoured)67.119922.9195
sweet (not bitter)67.035523.9162
metrosexual (not macho)67.041325.7256
tall (not short)66.741725.6163
flexible (not rigid)66.719724.3136
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)66.638223.9189
off-key (not musical)66.329128.2234
poetic (not factual)66.322824.9230
lustful (not chaste)66.242424.7160
zany (not regular)66.044525.9183
shallow (not deep)66.020124.7277
Italian (not Swedish)65.934125.0173
stinky (not fresh)65.818421.8176
meek (not bossy)65.718125.2170
imaginative (not practical)65.724727.3195
pacifist (not ferocious)65.523824.5159
hesitant (not decisive)65.514123.8176
egalitarian (not racist)65.589822.5165
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.437726.9198
domestic (not industrial)65.424024.6160
rural (not urban)65.119128.4163
vain (not demure)65.042426.1197
🧢 (not 🎩)65.037331.6174
incompetent (not competent)64.913424.1163
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.940125.4135
optimistic (not pessimistic)64.637228.8182
not introspective (not introspective)64.415725.8149
child free (not pronatalist)64.354427.4157
arrogant (not humble)64.253326.1169
lewd (not tasteful)64.125522.1156
pack rat (not minimalist)64.025925.6143
English (not German)64.086824.2173
curious (not apathetic)63.963925.9160
sexist (not feminist)63.925725.9186
impatient (not patient)63.757626.4147
generalist (not specialist)63.712224.0123
🛌 (not 🧗)63.621827.5184
involved (not remote)63.370625.7148
feisty (not gracious)63.368725.2202
nonpolitical (not political)63.225529.0147
scrub (not legit)63.213525.5154
French (not Russian)63.244524.0182
family-first (not work-first)63.145027.0148
repulsive (not attractive)63.019822.5203
impulsive (not cautious)62.745829.0142
vegan (not cannibal)62.741426.0224
democratic (not authoritarian)62.645225.1159
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)62.624728.8192
💝 (not 💔)62.639631.0160
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.574226.9219
literary (not mathematical)62.549226.5158
frenzied (not sleepy)62.586525.7229
explorer (not builder)62.440725.4159
fixable (not unfixable)62.449025.1241
rugged (not refined)62.240425.5169
passive (not assertive)62.118626.4152
communal (not individualist)62.121827.9190
outlaw (not sheriff)62.049525.6169
vague (not precise)62.017925.4154
multicolored (not monochrome)62.036628.8171
👟 (not 🥾)61.942730.3161
lost (not enlightened)61.944422.5235
wavering (not resolute)61.812624.5137
lazy (not diligent)61.79222.3159
moody (not stable)61.765426.1166
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.721227.4118
bold (not shy)61.699427.2189
slovenly (not stylish)61.627126.2147
subjective (not objective)61.528927.8138
🤠 (not 🤑)61.456632.1176
disreputable (not prestigious)61.328125.8135
chill (not offended)61.128326.7255
transient (not permanent)61.024024.8106
ludicrous (not sensible)60.837325.0158
🐐 (not 🦒)60.757031.3168
edgy (not politically correct)60.456925.9130
accepting (not judgemental)60.443028.9158
decorative (not utilitarian)60.326125.8177
wild (not tame)60.263326.5192
crazy (not sane)60.250123.5164
nurturing (not poisonous)60.164024.5145
treasure (not trash)60.190824.8232
ugly (not beautiful)60.017227.0209
hedonist (not monastic)60.047525.2101
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.046725.6140
repetitive (not varied)59.954227.3180
gendered (not androgynous)59.8107830.4168
luddite (not technophile)59.742725.791
leisurely (not hurried)59.633128.9210
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.591528.2199
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.520929.3219
abstract (not concrete)59.435725.4138
🧠 (not 💪)59.377426.0223
biased (not impartial)59.279925.3157
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.138029.6145
average (not deviant)59.128827.5174
efficient (not overprepared)59.177626.0219
roundabout (not direct)59.019726.9171
kinky (not vanilla)58.951131.2163
believable (not poorly-written)58.5111023.9221
aloof (not obsessed)58.415327.8148
preppy (not punk rock)58.465326.4235
experimental (not reliable)58.344527.4233
straightforward (not cryptic)58.279628.9195
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.237329.3171
emancipated (not enslaved)58.278224.8139
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.167129.9219
trusting (not suspicious)57.941226.2167
hypocritical (not equitable)57.743226.6220
liberal (not conservative)57.768429.6185
persistent (not quitter)57.7120426.5175
relaxed (not tense)57.619329.8164
giggling (not chortling)57.629333.5232
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.554027.2140
flourishing (not traumatized)57.529426.2239
moist (not dry)57.545128.6230
theist (not atheist)57.437527.8144
deranged (not reasonable)57.442723.9170
🤔 (not 🤫)57.462631.7157
helpless (not resourceful)56.914524.6192
civilized (not barbaric)56.881124.8167
purple (not orange)56.847230.7171
mundane (not extraordinary)56.627027.6209
avant-garde (not classical)56.641527.7147
irrelevant (not important)56.614126.7176
🥴 (not 🥳)56.658131.5201
variable (not consistent)56.633129.3230
angelic (not demonic)56.565722.8166
bookish (not sporty)56.572229.9184
queer (not straight)56.218629.9182
🤺 (not 🏌)56.290231.1202
creepy (not disarming)56.028126.6171
existentialist (not nihilist)55.572329.3101
outsider (not insider)55.359727.9201
skeptical (not spiritual)55.288327.8169
night owl (not morning lark)55.273428.0181
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.267431.3173
😏 (not 😬)55.263133.7173
basic (not hipster)55.075329.7153
smooth (not rough)55.056027.8160
astonishing (not methodical)54.839727.2169
insecure (not confident)54.830328.9168
trusting (not charming)54.846127.6176
punchable (not loveable)54.841627.0243
🐷 (not 🐮)54.736429.6118
self-destructive (not self-improving)54.663226.2241
healthy (not sickly)54.593625.2195
jealous (not compersive)54.558125.9150
complimentary (not insulting)54.562827.6148
open-minded (not close-minded)54.174927.8179
interesting (not tiresome)54.092327.8173
careful (not brave)53.938227.5177
slothful (not active)53.915926.4157
historical (not modern)53.950529.2159
overspender (not penny-pincher)53.949329.5133
debased (not pure)53.856926.3172
slow (not fast)53.828925.8155
wholesome (not salacious)53.868928.9157
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.772728.8149
privileged (not oppressed)53.784925.4222
melee (not ranged)53.741628.8187
socialist (not libertarian)53.530329.3136
rude (not respectful)53.447625.5167
slugabed (not go-getter)53.414626.0149
creative (not conventional)53.367129.9178
🐴 (not 🦄)53.368431.7180
📈 (not 📉)53.388228.6160
lavish (not frugal)53.054926.3125
selfish (not altruistic)52.956526.7213
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.939629.7122
scruffy (not manicured)52.945729.2157
unassuming (not pretentious)52.848232.5154
Greek (not Roman)52.852428.6168
metaphorical (not literal)52.736628.8164
🥰 (not 🙃)52.663231.1204
worldly (not innocent)52.591928.2199
🌟 (not 💩)52.497728.5169
😇 (not 😈)52.366027.8191
physical (not intellectual)52.244627.2174
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.233830.6173
real (not philosophical)52.290628.8164
unorthodox (not traditional)52.271130.2181
devout (not heathen)52.170827.1135
statist (not anarchist)52.167028.2129
driven (not unambitious)52.0118827.8159
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.940430.2201
linear (not circular)51.963530.3197
honorable (not cunning)51.674829.2262
neurotypical (not autistic)51.6109827.5150
warm (not quarrelsome)51.557228.3193
feminine (not masculine)51.452523.0171
cooperative (not competitive)51.246429.1141
arcane (not mainstream)51.276827.7169
resigned (not resistant)51.220425.5210
extreme (not moderate)51.085826.9159
mild (not spicy)50.945628.0169
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.195529.2135
theoretical (not empirical)50.845028.6172
rebellious (not obedient)50.284327.6152
street-smart (not sheltered)50.884326.2143
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.681530.3240

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Denny (0.792)
  2. Pippin Took (0.791)
  3. Fez (0.786)
  4. Xander Harris (0.779)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (0.761)
  1. Cobra Bubbles (-0.704)
  2. Gus Fring (-0.667)
  3. Carolyn Martens (-0.635)
  4. M (-0.635)
  5. The Operative (-0.63)

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: ESFJ (r = 0.83)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.74)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.68)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.61)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.46)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.44)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.42)
  8. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.41)
  9. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.39)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.37)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.36)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.35)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.34)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.28)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.26)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.22)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.22)
  18. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.18)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.17)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.12)
  21. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.12)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.08)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.03)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.17)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.27)

Notes

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