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Penelope Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 500 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
loyal (not traitorous)94.5528.323
love-focused (not money-focused)92.8379.230
beautiful (not ugly)91.21949.426
homebody (not world traveler)88.63920.018
proper (not scandalous)87.83815.817
🐩 (not 🐒)87.8579.424
🌟 (not 💩)87.517415.934
supportive (not catty)87.211119.312
patient (not impatient)86.93016.228
feminine (not masculine)86.719313.627
good-manners (not bad-manners)86.619119.012
family-first (not work-first)86.510619.828
parental (not childlike)86.520422.213
🎨 (not 🏀)86.019510.940
human (not animalistic)85.714415.722
heartfelt (not clinical)85.716216.213
hygienic (not gross)85.64859.419
attractive (not repulsive)85.334620.921
Greek (not Roman)84.7425.229
clean (not perverted)84.721713.034
meaningful (not pointless)84.527311.521
coordinated (not clumsy)84.332114.623
🧠 (not 💪)84.329714.027
straight edge (not junkie)84.033118.312
bookish (not sporty)83.73629.620
noble (not jovial)83.712319.916
charmer (not buffoon)83.52479.817
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.220522.425
theist (not atheist)83.23917.422
valedictorian (not drop out)83.035917.534
eloquent (not unpolished)82.823316.740
rich (not poor)82.736215.224
diligent (not lazy)82.681916.520
civilized (not barbaric)82.633920.025
studious (not goof-off)82.538014.221
high IQ (not low IQ)82.459914.430
insomniac (not slumbering)82.221324.313
humble (not arrogant)82.09914.921
guarded (not open)81.839615.133
resistant (not resigned)81.812323.131
treasure (not trash)81.649921.422
seemly (not inappropriate)81.326917.313
preppy (not punk rock)81.024016.126
queen (not princess)80.929325.627
intellectual (not physical)80.837919.826
fresh (not stinky)80.839920.419
😊 (not 🤣)80.713216.424
washed (not muddy)80.719121.231
devoted (not unfaithful)80.774030.028
perceptive (not unobservant)80.467624.533
soulful (not soulless)80.352716.920
resists change (not likes change)80.228720.418
tailor (not blacksmith)80.214421.629
cautious (not impulsive)80.115120.530
reserved (not chatty)80.121612.923
moderate (not gluttonous)80.123615.313
persistent (not quitter)79.5115127.719
tactful (not indiscreet)79.513521.629
creator (not consumer)79.524016.017
insightful (not generic)79.230826.512
smooth (not rough)78.98917.127
empath (not psychopath)78.937619.543
reliable (not experimental)78.820022.026
cultured (not rustic)78.519622.622
heroic (not villainous)78.366520.129
unstirring (not quivering)78.329017.913
unfrivolous (not goofy)78.242319.313
refined (not rugged)78.129022.936
orderly (not chaotic)78.130218.653
opinionated (not jealous)77.836923.835
dramatic (not comedic)77.742318.240
😇 (not 😈)77.228820.825
secretive (not open-book)77.146620.552
competent (not incompetent)77.082524.834
mature (not juvenile)76.940222.927
love shy (not cassanova)76.918619.114
focused (not absentminded)76.878619.713
self-disciplined (not disorganized)76.874026.845
strong identity (not social chameleon)76.858722.216
romantic (not dispassionate)76.746223.431
sage (not whippersnapper)76.78729.616
knowledgeable (not ignorant)76.663222.220
neurotypical (not autistic)76.632925.918
pointed (not random)76.661215.332
unannoying (not annoying)76.420022.114
French (not Russian)76.416020.216
wholesome (not salacious)76.236020.529
Italian (not Swedish)76.220021.923
devout (not heathen)76.114624.820
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.130627.223
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)76.118622.117
kind (not cruel)76.173515.748
manicured (not scruffy)76.167123.029
🤠 (not 🤑)76.132117.718
disarming (not creepy)76.043922.620
real (not fake)76.076620.414
sorrowful (not cheery)75.933022.723
stoic (not hypochondriac)75.922117.917
chronically single (not serial dater)75.852128.012
nurturing (not poisonous)75.749027.029
perfect (not flawed)75.34217.113
forgiving (not vengeful)75.133321.531
straight (not queer)75.170029.928
domestic (not industrial)75.111924.431
consistent (not variable)75.128727.227
withdrawn (not outgoing)74.721919.415
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.658720.525
attentive (not interrupting)74.626523.134
quiet (not loud)74.529920.132
accurate (not off target)74.557924.213
enchanting (not disturbing)74.544921.913
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.443427.718
angelic (not demonic)74.341319.137
protagonist (not antagonist)74.372524.438
pure (not debased)74.234322.454
charming (not awkward)74.153224.135
woke (not problematic)74.121925.613
overthinker (not underthinker)74.168021.617
fussy (not sloppy)73.66399.914
chaste (not lustful)73.514930.728
workaholic (not slacker)73.5101019.933
respectful (not rude)73.454718.619
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.429024.534
gendered (not androgynous)73.4107524.834
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.382925.927
confident (not insecure)73.269028.831
introspective (not not introspective)73.239520.538
feminist (not sexist)73.278623.929
sincere (not irreverent)73.165425.217
sad (not happy)73.040718.342
private (not gregarious)72.951620.927
traumatized (not flourishing)72.955123.225
musical (not off-key)72.920321.744
moderate (not extreme)72.814423.924
generous (not stingy)72.852724.046
nice (not naughty)72.839824.716
artistic (not scientific)72.737923.844
spiritual (not skeptical)72.613223.126
cool (not dorky)72.643925.120
tasteful (not lewd)72.648027.721
sober (not indulgent)72.619526.726
reluctant (not eager)72.410021.013
rational (not whimsical)72.349527.622
sturdy (not flimsy)72.367730.433
stylish (not slovenly)72.361624.431
non-gamer (not gamer)72.350734.533
existentialist (not nihilist)72.218620.933
works hard (not plays hard)71.971329.536
complimentary (not insulting)71.943326.225
equitable (not hypocritical)71.833118.545
prestigious (not disreputable)71.754926.726
important (not irrelevant)71.7113024.931
hopeful (not fearful)71.751624.220
lover (not fighter)71.637922.838
gatherer (not hunter)71.636325.531
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)71.527718.813
vanilla (not kinky)71.432621.521
all-seeing (not blind)71.344123.013
wooden (not plastic)71.353924.936
compersive (not jealous)71.128926.030
serious (not playful)71.071323.429
sensible (not ludicrous)71.052526.548
efficient (not overprepared)70.841924.632
historical (not modern)70.836828.933
creationist (not evolutionist)70.612322.614
mellow (not energetic)70.629016.616
still (not twitchy)70.520723.932
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.594123.933
pacifist (not ferocious)70.427619.822
good-cook (not bad-cook)70.424227.535
miserable (not joyful)70.256119.221
gloomy (not sunny)70.255425.020
sexual (not asexual)70.276123.725
resolute (not wavering)70.168533.121
😭 (not 😀)70.126220.733
believable (not poorly-written)70.1113922.630
sweet (not bitter)70.146122.024
confidential (not gossiping)70.183932.636
🧕 (not 💃)70.012230.632
crafty (not scholarly)69.960823.718
normal (not weird)69.921321.828
🎩 (not 🧢)69.859530.622
wise (not foolish)69.555124.323
prideful (not envious)69.577724.358
builder (not explorer)69.430321.630
believing (not questioning)69.418131.316
tense (not relaxed)69.4103820.542
warm (not quarrelsome)69.339428.026
emotional (not unemotional)69.389825.928
🤐 (not 😜)69.247026.529
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)69.165524.216
permanent (not transient)68.836331.921
badass (not weakass)68.8107127.627
chic (not cheesy)68.836326.424
often crying (not never cries)68.834831.130
maverick (not conformist)68.881423.015
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.731815.924
loveable (not punchable)68.767929.124
motivated (not unmotivated)68.6150032.122
accepting (not judgemental)68.641920.826
reassuring (not fearmongering)68.658526.927
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)68.5100824.315
natural (not mechanical)68.549126.013
rock (not rap)68.4116128.317
reclusive (not social)68.342722.828
giving (not receiving)68.370630.423
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.254230.045
fixable (not unfixable)68.250623.724
deep (not shallow)68.169824.135
tired (not wired)68.116426.119
optimistic (not pessimistic)68.046634.330
literary (not mathematical)67.855827.926
people-person (not things-person)67.856924.212
repetitive (not varied)67.640128.222
highbrow (not lowbrow)67.658825.228
gentle (not harsh)67.556727.617
pronatalist (not child free)67.423923.843
OCD (not ADHD)67.473723.733
mild (not manic)67.330716.412
genuine (not sarcastic)67.256628.629
🥰 (not 🙃)67.246729.531
tame (not wild)67.037426.245
healthy (not sickly)66.998525.347
prudish (not flirtatious)66.835628.325
legit (not scrub)66.6107529.620
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.550131.838
sweet (not savory)66.541824.825
🦄 (not 🐴)66.439830.023
vegan (not cannibal)66.458017.329
high standards (not desperate)66.473133.440
😏 (not 😬)66.357529.243
overachiever (not underachiever)66.3119822.535
vintage (not trendy)66.297231.540
expressive (not monotone)66.279126.024
🐿 (not 🦇)65.868029.025
delicate (not coarse)65.835425.413
sane (not crazy)65.751927.523
friendly (not unfriendly)65.699721.914
white knight (not bad boy)65.679228.326
normie (not freak)65.540822.735
reasonable (not deranged)65.475930.626
neat (not messy)65.488727.617
innovative (not routine)65.464532.918
earth (not air)65.371332.235
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.233030.835
minimalist (not pack rat)65.247324.119
insider (not outsider)65.130026.026
spirited (not lifeless)65.1122924.917
precise (not vague)65.189426.418
official (not backdoor)65.041924.124
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.022026.534
machiavellian (not transparent)65.054624.031
extraordinary (not mundane)64.8101527.346
egalitarian (not racist)64.7148927.118
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.623325.118
suspicious (not awkward)64.689026.634
deep (not epic)64.434825.431
libertarian (not socialist)64.434428.720
positive (not negative)64.471929.314
utopian (not dystopian)64.347331.714
activist (not nonpartisan)64.386529.414
grateful (not entitled)64.259921.933
cryptic (not straightforward)64.121325.642
master (not apprentice)64.098925.120
resourceful (not helpless)64.0141535.522
water (not fire)63.944030.032
cooperative (not competitive)63.643222.421
traditional (not unorthodox)63.551528.921
pro (not noob)63.5121723.630
alert (not oblivious)63.5102233.032
comfortable (not awkward)63.375829.720
monastic (not hedonist)63.228729.119
uptight (not easy)63.295324.419
demure (not vain)63.153020.422
🛌 (not 🧗)63.034131.023
complicated (not simple)62.9104325.731
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)62.770021.421
metrosexual (not macho)62.782917.921
opinionated (not neutral)62.7154025.340
👽 (not 🤡)62.663524.225
🐘 (not 🐀)62.654130.723
stable (not unstable)62.655034.816
profound (not ironic)62.547625.233
well behaved (not mischievous)62.457333.623
entrepreneur (not employee)62.496629.213
🤫 (not 🤔)62.226732.625
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)62.254032.930
proud (not apologetic)62.2133926.213
specialist (not generalist)62.178028.829
🤺 (not 🏌)62.1119430.921
grounded (not fantasy-prone)62.173528.613
popular (not rejected)62.171532.112
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)62.186115.912
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.090026.326
decisive (not hesitant)62.0113931.139
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)62.0100631.425
handy (not can't-fix-anything)61.9103826.813
practical (not imaginative)61.897127.623
open-minded (not close-minded)61.890727.321
regular (not zany)61.842931.719
flower child (not goth)61.896527.622
stable (not moody)61.732728.730
warm (not cold)61.782228.322
driven (not unambitious)61.7169331.923
biased (not impartial)61.6107525.722
philosophical (not real)61.625728.220
go-getter (not slugabed)61.6154825.130
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)61.685929.016
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)61.483936.713
lawyerly (not engineerial)61.481633.712
calm (not anxious)61.347827.635
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.3118930.626
🥵 (not 🥶)61.372526.423
cat person (not dog person)61.366133.225
active (not slothful)61.2154227.351
mysterious (not unambiguous)61.264427.033
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.246119.330
glamorous (not spartan)61.159822.012
creative (not conventional)61.079826.829
unlucky (not fortunate)60.970329.629
good-humored (not angry)60.987125.933
roundabout (not direct)60.824130.723
pensive (not serene)60.8129324.532
resentful (not euphoric)60.897028.313
original (not cliché)60.779026.216
flexible (not rigid)60.651531.719
glad (not mad)60.457427.824
vibrant (not geriatric)60.4115526.235
cheery (not grumpy)60.364123.114
modest (not flamboyant)60.286329.921
💔 (not 💝)60.262631.720
soft (not hard)60.067424.123
English (not German)60.0160226.245
repressed (not forward)60.039426.013
sheriff (not outlaw)59.978626.424
moist (not dry)59.959524.720
careful (not brave)59.841431.234
first-mate (not captain)59.879435.539
circular (not linear)59.849128.032
on-time (not tardy)59.7117532.028
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.672430.928
🧐 (not 😎)59.666435.235
factual (not exaggerating)59.676431.533
genius (not dunce)59.4122429.124
orange (not purple)59.462932.526
introvert (not extrovert)59.460327.135
trusting (not charming)59.457930.720
haunted (not blissful)59.4118627.541
chosen one (not everyman)59.483325.321
picky (not always down)59.485327.633
anti-prank (not prankster)59.4104132.513
analytical (not intuitive)59.375231.313
decorative (not utilitarian)59.145429.131
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.0133625.429
thick-skinned (not sensitive)58.882932.436
statist (not anarchist)58.879127.018
interesting (not tiresome)58.6135334.735
idealist (not realist)58.671130.134
cursed (not blessed)58.5113929.414
altruistic (not selfish)58.499927.427
leisurely (not hurried)58.350127.924
western (not eastern)58.3122034.027
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.245727.922
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)58.259424.513
innocent (not worldly)58.142532.930
armoured (not vulnerable)58.1109528.126
hugs (not handshakes)58.164329.615
🥴 (not 🥳)58.088628.733
enlightened (not lost)58.067129.728
involved (not remote)57.9139326.817
👻 (not 🤖)57.981820.314
👟 (not 🥾)57.980933.121
young (not old)57.8114925.030
classical (not avant-garde)57.793330.327
cynical (not gullible)57.7114228.718
subdued (not exuberant)57.657922.119
politically correct (not edgy)57.566734.026
frenzied (not sleepy)57.4161027.122
thinker (not doer)57.442825.739
shy (not playful)57.338126.930
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.293327.929
nerd (not jock)56.9107422.918
hoarder (not unprepared)56.9106924.030
🐮 (not 🐷)56.7103630.318
dolphin (not kangaroo)56.675630.113
self-assured (not self-conscious)56.5127827.931
conservative (not liberal)56.555025.833
divine (not earthly)56.546128.717
poetic (not factual)56.465922.719
reasoned (not instinctual)56.365929.235
thick (not thin)56.360525.740
deviant (not average)56.3113727.029
indie (not pop)56.3118928.929
gracious (not feisty)56.243928.730
triggered (not trolling)56.2128429.021
methodical (not astonishing)56.1109432.330
mighty (not puny)56.1136826.735
leader (not follower)56.1124528.213
trusting (not suspicious)56.074335.623
arcane (not mainstream)55.9101128.329
unassuming (not pretentious)55.965130.226
presidential (not folksy)55.999127.625
centrist (not radical)55.863428.320
realistic (not fantastical)55.7108729.534
🎃 (not 💀)55.779429.828
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)55.566226.012
emotional (not logical)55.4102133.821
prying (not unmeddlesome)55.4146131.715
curious (not apathetic)55.3143233.025
democratic (not authoritarian)55.2103223.818
metaphorical (not literal)55.248831.522
stubborn (not accommodating)55.0149737.152
bear (not wolf)55.065829.912
nonpolitical (not political)54.968335.218
frank (not sugarcoated)54.9155027.526
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.8124430.632
oxymoron (not tautology)54.7105228.315
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.585126.733
self-improving (not self-destructive)54.580732.729
enslaved (not emancipated)54.441826.034
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.475635.034
analysis (not common sense)54.4106332.020
obsessed (not aloof)54.3137329.620
melee (not ranged)54.357927.519
expressive (not stoic)54.2114231.919
beta (not alpha)54.269031.044
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.288322.327
bright (not depressed)54.191922.925
yes-man (not contrarian)54.157530.622
innocent (not jaded)54.155031.026
realistic (not ambitious)53.965930.039
blue (not red)53.898231.016
📈 (not 📉)53.7141331.131
passive (not assertive)53.648231.541
demanding (not unchallenging)53.6159330.831
timid (not cocky)53.545132.124
concise (not long-winded)53.497429.130
intimate (not formal)53.399231.063
distant (not touchy-feely)53.3110629.334
bold (not shy)53.2175231.627
communist (not capitalist)53.274829.313
lion (not zebra)53.2117927.613
hippie (not militaristic)53.174529.313
cunning (not honorable)53.078033.932
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.9141627.330
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)52.977930.922
bubbly (not flat)52.990226.022
tall (not short)52.7116125.887
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.798129.237
writer (not reader)52.795530.213
sheepish (not smug)52.750819.515
lavish (not frugal)52.684328.721
independent (not codependent)52.6130832.726
lenient (not strict)52.589229.139
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.578930.932
abstract (not concrete)52.478433.027
extravagant (not thrifty)52.493323.728
cringing away (not welcoming experience)52.480427.215
offended (not chill)52.3117625.244
proactive (not reactive)52.380233.631
minds-own-business (not snoops)52.346128.315
empirical (not theoretical)52.2119829.346
technophile (not luddite)52.289728.718
giggling (not chortling)52.262427.423
bored (not interested)52.239428.233
one-faced (not two-faced)52.2136529.735
freelance (not corporate)52.1120228.223
soft (not hard)52.090726.222
high-tech (not low-tech)52.0100829.028
street-smart (not sheltered)52.0130634.733
urban (not rural)52.0147628.623
rebellious (not obedient)51.9129830.124
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.9141731.624
tight (not loose)51.8139827.919
summer (not winter)51.8103530.626
thinker (not feeler)51.888131.219
submissive (not dominant)51.767331.829
objective (not subjective)51.792430.431
night owl (not morning lark)51.6125430.319
photographer (not physicist)51.6112331.813
fast (not slow)51.5153927.940
humorless (not funny)51.480823.250
🐐 (not 🦒)51.4148129.250
Pepsi (not Coke)51.484732.430
chill (not sassy)51.451032.817
oppressed (not privileged)51.370030.127
old-fashioned (not progressive)51.392930.916
bossy (not meek)51.2146325.934
serious (not bold)51.291828.825
multicolored (not monochrome)51.299930.725
predictable (not quirky)51.194631.536
side character (not main character)51.1107326.414
lighthearted (not intense)51.064033.723
communal (not individualist)50.976831.334
paranoid (not naive)50.9138525.732
basic (not hipster)50.8130032.720
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.8102833.422
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)50.4138028.023
nonconformist (not social climber)50.4124730.514
mild (not spicy)50.575930.042

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 (0.797)
  2. Alfred Pennyworth (0.78)
  3. Eliza Hamilton (0.771)
  4. Bonnie Bennett (0.756)
  5. Valentine Wiggin (0.749)
  6. Catelyn Stark (0.747)
  7. Astrid Leong-Teo (0.741)
  8. Derrial Book (0.737)
  9. Meg March (0.735)
  10. Sara Tancredi (0.733)
  1. Frank Gallagher (-0.59)
  2. Tuco (-0.586)
  3. Jonah Ryan (-0.581)
  4. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.574)
  5. Arturo Roman (-0.567)
  6. Matt Press (-0.565)
  7. Reese Wilkerson (-0.564)
  8. Meredith Palmer (-0.556)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.554)
  10. Nelson Muntz (-0.551)

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

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


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