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Penelope Descriptive Personality Statistics

Penelope is a character from The Odyssey.

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
loyal (not traitorous)95.9228.716
love-focused (not money-focused)92.6369.825
beautiful (not ugly)90.81899.823
🐩 (not 🐒)87.7519.820
patient (not impatient)87.51516.526
proper (not scandalous)87.13516.715
family-first (not work-first)86.97520.127
🎨 (not 🏀)85.915611.035
human (not animalistic)85.413916.021
feminine (not masculine)85.318913.723
attractive (not repulsive)85.329420.921
🌟 (not 💩)85.320418.022
humble (not arrogant)84.95611.215
Greek (not Roman)84.7225.229
🧠 (not 💪)84.125014.425
coordinated (not clumsy)84.026814.922
neurotypical (not autistic)83.83620.212
clean (not perverted)83.820012.832
devoted (not unfaithful)83.546029.426
resistant (not resigned)83.35924.720
eloquent (not unpolished)83.318316.936
civilized (not barbaric)83.225220.723
theist (not atheist)83.23817.422
bookish (not sporty)83.13189.917
rich (not poor)82.531115.222
valedictorian (not drop out)82.531617.832
high IQ (not low IQ)82.351215.027
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.220323.123
queen (not princess)82.223325.225
perceptive (not unobservant)81.352122.726
guarded (not open)81.234115.331
studious (not goof-off)80.937914.917
intellectual (not physical)80.831920.624
washed (not muddy)80.714721.231
preppy (not punk rock)80.221916.025
tailor (not blacksmith)80.211921.629
smooth (not rough)80.15815.522
reserved (not chatty)80.116912.923
reliable (not experimental)79.914820.418
soulful (not soulless)79.846217.018
forgiving (not vengeful)79.616417.627
empath (not psychopath)79.628518.738
treasure (not trash)79.653422.319
persistent (not quitter)79.595027.719
tactful (not indiscreet)79.511421.629
😊 (not 🤣)79.513517.320
fresh (not stinky)79.139220.917
dramatic (not comedic)79.032316.938
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.618726.119
diligent (not lazy)78.488416.915
cultured (not rustic)78.417623.720
nurturing (not poisonous)77.832027.624
manicured (not scruffy)77.753820.325
mature (not juvenile)77.730222.024
heroic (not villainous)77.756720.228
competent (not incompetent)77.766524.030
refined (not rugged)77.626223.434
orderly (not chaotic)77.527319.546
cautious (not impulsive)77.417821.225
secretive (not open-book)77.137020.552
patriotic (not unpatriotic)76.828325.812
opinionated (not jealous)76.734724.532
pointed (not random)76.651315.829
sorrowful (not cheery)76.424023.122
romantic (not dispassionate)76.439823.830
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.440218.122
devout (not heathen)76.112224.820
kind (not cruel)76.159215.748
😇 (not 😈)76.125521.423
disarming (not creepy)76.036822.620
Italian (not Swedish)75.916718.119
feminist (not sexist)75.657222.525
vanilla (not kinky)75.617820.517
domestic (not industrial)75.59023.327
stoic (not hypochondriac)75.516719.114
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.457024.115
respectful (not rude)75.341012.115
wholesome (not salacious)75.232121.325
pure (not debased)74.826322.253
straight (not queer)74.663930.327
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.569227.141
angelic (not demonic)74.333419.137
attentive (not interrupting)74.323223.832
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.264125.923
protagonist (not antagonist)74.258225.136
artistic (not scientific)74.028623.039
traumatized (not flourishing)73.839322.421
consistent (not variable)73.727927.725
workaholic (not slacker)73.584019.933
rational (not whimsical)73.436825.218
quiet (not loud)73.426520.729
sturdy (not flimsy)73.451232.125
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.326122.630
French (not Russian)73.120520.113
sensible (not ludicrous)73.138124.842
charming (not awkward)73.049525.231
non-gamer (not gamer)72.740935.330
generous (not stingy)72.743923.843
introspective (not not introspective)72.734319.333
existentialist (not nihilist)72.613421.431
musical (not off-key)72.517221.843
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.421524.312
sad (not happy)72.334918.041
compersive (not jealous)72.020125.628
gendered (not androgynous)72.098825.231
complimentary (not insulting)72.034726.623
serious (not playful)71.955023.927
equitable (not hypocritical)71.925818.438
private (not gregarious)71.845020.626
sage (not whippersnapper)71.814232.012
sober (not indulgent)71.718527.624
moderate (not extreme)71.712823.723
gatherer (not hunter)71.430725.930
spiritual (not skeptical)71.411723.823
stylish (not slovenly)71.255326.624
lover (not fighter)71.232523.037
normal (not weird)71.115321.327
cool (not dorky)71.141724.919
chaste (not lustful)71.015331.525
literary (not mathematical)71.033524.522
confident (not insecure)70.666129.727
prestigious (not disreputable)70.649027.620
sweet (not bitter)70.637722.722
still (not twitchy)70.417324.331
wooden (not plastic)70.449525.631
🤠 (not 🤑)70.245016.813
important (not irrelevant)70.297224.727
😭 (not 😀)70.221221.330
efficient (not overprepared)70.239723.326
believable (not poorly-written)70.193823.029
motivated (not unmotivated)70.0117132.720
warm (not quarrelsome)69.931527.719
historical (not modern)69.931728.932
🤐 (not 😜)69.734724.926
tense (not relaxed)69.684221.239
gloomy (not sunny)69.646425.519
confidential (not gossiping)69.571232.935
crafty (not scholarly)69.552125.815
prideful (not envious)69.466924.557
not genocidal (not genocidal)69.478324.131
works hard (not plays hard)69.467827.525
tame (not wild)69.325323.941
emotional (not unemotional)69.372725.928
🧕 (not 💃)69.29631.130
resolute (not wavering)69.258834.719
good-cook (not bad-cook)69.222127.833
sexual (not asexual)69.270025.320
reclusive (not social)69.032922.125
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.746724.424
pacifist (not ferocious)68.525419.520
🦄 (not 🐴)68.429727.521
🐿 (not 🦇)68.447728.623
rock (not rap)68.498429.915
repetitive (not varied)68.432730.118
often crying (not never cries)68.130932.627
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.028416.422
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.936731.237
builder (not explorer)67.830421.428
white knight (not bad boy)67.759627.823
healthy (not sickly)67.680225.345
accepting (not judgemental)67.637420.525
pronatalist (not child free)67.520424.142
earth (not air)67.450031.732
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.351526.726
tasteful (not lewd)67.261927.917
wise (not foolish)67.251925.517
genuine (not sarcastic)67.246028.127
bashful (not exhibitionist)67.213525.431
badass (not weakass)67.293428.424
traditional (not unorthodox)67.133329.314
normie (not freak)67.031221.234
minimalist (not pack rat)66.934123.013
legit (not scrub)66.889528.918
prudish (not flirtatious)66.830028.325
vintage (not trendy)66.777231.333
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.650130.141
deep (not shallow)66.661124.931
OCD (not ADHD)66.564724.131
pro (not noob)66.492521.027
loveable (not punchable)66.464630.021
libertarian (not socialist)66.324428.618
giving (not receiving)66.265731.920
optimistic (not pessimistic)66.044034.628
chic (not cheesy)66.036726.821
official (not backdoor)65.833523.021
reasonable (not deranged)65.862430.022
🛌 (not 🧗)65.823828.722
practical (not imaginative)65.767025.721
permanent (not transient)65.743432.019
fixable (not unfixable)65.752423.222
high standards (not desperate)65.664233.537
grateful (not entitled)65.545021.829
extraordinary (not mundane)65.480527.341
demure (not vain)65.436320.719
miserable (not joyful)65.462117.917
😏 (not 😬)65.451329.641
🥰 (not 🙃)65.444629.327
resourceful (not helpless)65.3114434.217
🎩 (not 🧢)65.258931.818
expressive (not monotone)65.268927.120
vegan (not cannibal)65.150816.727
🐘 (not 🐀)65.037729.222
overachiever (not underachiever)65.0103422.333
focused on the future (not focused on the present)64.428829.828
insider (not outsider)64.428026.325
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.120723.414
cooperative (not competitive)64.132922.719
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)63.942632.427
open-minded (not close-minded)63.667524.419
sane (not crazy)63.547827.521
alert (not oblivious)63.585233.032
water (not fire)63.534630.431
neat (not messy)63.379828.515
philosophical (not real)63.319028.318
idealist (not realist)63.346130.426
profound (not ironic)63.334825.630
machiavellian (not transparent)63.349023.829
egalitarian (not racist)63.2125027.217
deep (not epic)63.230025.030
cryptic (not straightforward)63.118927.037
precise (not vague)63.182027.113
biased (not impartial)63.083026.120
specialist (not generalist)63.060929.127
👽 (not 🤡)63.050223.622
opinionated (not neutral)62.7128825.340
creative (not conventional)62.661626.225
suspicious (not awkward)62.482426.726
leisurely (not hurried)62.334025.322
regular (not zany)62.233633.515
🤫 (not 🤔)62.221331.222
complicated (not simple)62.189226.429
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.075926.326
master (not apprentice)61.988626.617
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.996429.723
active (not slothful)61.8125326.847
warm (not cold)61.767928.322
poetic (not factual)61.741420.716
well behaved (not mischievous)61.649434.122
metrosexual (not macho)61.674018.419
calm (not anxious)61.539327.930
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)61.464122.818
go-getter (not slugabed)61.2129525.427
decorative (not utilitarian)61.133629.029
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.136419.728
🥵 (not 🥶)60.761426.720
picky (not always down)60.765529.423
🤺 (not 🏌)60.6102332.119
pensive (not serene)60.6108425.030
shy (not playful)60.524325.824
first-mate (not captain)60.565035.638
glad (not mad)60.447527.824
good-humored (not angry)60.273526.129
💔 (not 💝)60.251931.720
decisive (not hesitant)60.1101031.636
vibrant (not geriatric)60.197426.534
centrist (not radical)60.136526.518
cat person (not dog person)60.056633.922
cynical (not gullible)60.086726.716
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.761232.225
trusting (not suspicious)59.652734.821
unlucky (not fortunate)59.660129.328
triggered (not trolling)59.689928.419
moist (not dry)59.551025.918
orange (not purple)59.451332.526
roundabout (not direct)59.424431.721
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.3108424.624
classical (not avant-garde)59.372331.023
careful (not brave)59.235931.132
genius (not dunce)59.2101629.823
interesting (not tiresome)59.1108634.833
mysterious (not unambiguous)59.155927.330
English (not German)59.1136425.844
flower child (not goth)59.189427.520
introvert (not extrovert)59.049427.434
sheriff (not outlaw)59.066826.523
driven (not unambitious)59.0146732.021
soft (not hard)58.758723.520
on-time (not tardy)58.7100231.825
stable (not moody)58.534729.326
circular (not linear)58.547028.530
innocent (not jaded)58.437430.123
haunted (not blissful)58.3100727.739
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.236229.619
thinker (not doer)58.234325.237
innocent (not worldly)58.134932.828
nonpolitical (not political)58.146733.717
armoured (not vulnerable)58.190228.126
reasoned (not instinctual)58.050429.631
unassuming (not pretentious)58.045929.025
🧐 (not 😎)58.059536.332
presidential (not folksy)58.076426.224
chosen one (not everyman)58.075725.119
politically correct (not edgy)57.854834.625
hoarder (not unprepared)57.686024.129
🥴 (not 🥳)57.672427.929
flexible (not rigid)57.551531.817
frenzied (not sleepy)57.5134525.116
altruistic (not selfish)57.483127.924
factual (not exaggerating)57.470031.231
enlightened (not lost)57.258730.224
cunning (not honorable)57.156334.023
arcane (not mainstream)57.176228.128
expressive (not stoic)57.088430.418
emotional (not logical)57.079133.920
🎃 (not 💀)57.063229.620
timid (not cocky)57.031731.422
thick (not thin)56.950125.438
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)56.853029.720
trusting (not charming)56.757728.917
technophile (not luddite)56.759826.915
methodical (not astonishing)56.688332.628
independent (not codependent)56.698532.723
subdued (not exuberant)56.649722.318
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.695232.120
modest (not flamboyant)56.481128.919
curious (not apathetic)56.3115331.219
enslaved (not emancipated)56.329225.532
👟 (not 🥾)56.273934.319
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.169122.025
western (not eastern)56.0111633.923
bold (not shy)55.8139631.325
deviant (not average)55.895227.328
🐮 (not 🐷)55.789229.115
frank (not sugarcoated)55.7123326.817
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.666727.231
obsessed (not aloof)55.4109129.218
realistic (not fantastical)55.489329.933
indie (not pop)55.3100729.627
tall (not short)55.290523.934
winter (not summer)55.172930.220
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.0102131.228
conspiracist (not sheeple)54.9108627.624
mighty (not puny)54.8116527.033
nerd (not jock)54.892919.814
morning lark (not night owl)54.654830.116
street-smart (not sheltered)54.6102934.528
democratic (not authoritarian)54.586725.515
bright (not depressed)54.576823.023
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.462135.034
analysis (not common sense)54.488332.020
passive (not assertive)54.336830.738
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.338229.623
distant (not touchy-feely)54.388129.233
📈 (not 📉)54.2114031.229
lavish (not frugal)54.169328.620
conservative (not liberal)54.150525.830
offended (not chill)54.190924.242
spicy (not mild)54.0102729.132
self-assured (not self-conscious)53.9114926.929
young (not old)53.8103225.225
extravagant (not thrifty)53.874023.027
stubborn (not accommodating)53.7127037.448
melee (not ranged)53.648824.316
penny-pincher (not overspender)53.490028.924
one-faced (not two-faced)53.4108629.234
yes-man (not contrarian)53.450931.121
gracious (not feisty)53.342028.327
🐐 (not 🦒)53.3112529.745
basic (not hipster)53.1102832.019
metaphorical (not literal)53.147232.220
statist (not anarchist)53.183725.615
empirical (not theoretical)53.093829.145
rebellious (not obedient)53.0104830.323
objective (not subjective)53.067629.720
giggling (not chortling)53.050426.420
oxymoron (not tautology)53.0101626.913
monastic (not hedonist)52.959023.39
👻 (not 🤖)52.984620.211
self-improving (not self-destructive)52.970833.721
beta (not alpha)52.859631.042
involved (not remote)52.7132225.410
demanding (not unchallenging)52.7135030.930
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.782329.237
intimate (not formal)52.683830.762
realistic (not ambitious)52.656230.237
thick-skinned (not sensitive)52.589130.921
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)52.580532.421
oppressed (not privileged)52.553329.124
fast (not slow)52.3124327.638
urban (not rural)52.3122429.221
proactive (not reactive)52.366733.631
paranoid (not naive)52.1107925.128
soft (not hard)52.075026.222
high-tech (not low-tech)52.082829.627
bored (not interested)51.734728.129
multicolored (not monochrome)51.683431.324
concise (not long-winded)51.686829.926
predictable (not quirky)51.678231.034
humorless (not funny)51.267022.747
tight (not loose)51.2116528.117
submissive (not dominant)51.156732.228
Pepsi (not Coke)51.172632.128
lighthearted (not intense)51.053033.723
communal (not individualist)50.165231.830
meek (not bossy)50.251325.429
bold (not serious)50.895628.120
lenient (not strict)50.777328.837
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)50.352332.522
freelance (not corporate)50.7102328.122
concrete (not abstract)50.5104633.425

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sun-Hwa Kwon (0.804)
  2. Eliza Hamilton (0.777)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.768)
  4. Valentine Wiggin (0.754)
  5. Meg March (0.741)
  6. Bonnie Bennett (0.741)
  7. Astrid Leong-Teo (0.74)
  8. Catelyn Stark (0.738)
  9. Cora Munro (0.736)
  10. Derrial Book (0.733)
  1. Jonah Ryan (-0.586)
  2. Frank Gallagher (-0.582)
  3. Sid Phillips (-0.57)
  4. Tuco (-0.569)
  5. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.568)
  6. Nelson Muntz (-0.558)
  7. Meredith Palmer (-0.557)
  8. Krusty the Clown (-0.547)
  9. Ringo (-0.544)
  10. Arturo Roman (-0.543)

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.



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