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Penelope 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. 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
love-focused (not money-focused)94.2197.719
loyal (not traitorous)93.86310.410
patient (not impatient)91.069.921
family-first (not work-first)90.14112.821
beautiful (not ugly)89.82149.819
proper (not scandalous)88.72617.012
theist (not atheist)87.72011.615
🐩 (not 🐒)87.55110.613
tailor (not blacksmith)86.02311.324
🧠 (not 💪)85.817212.217
🎨 (not 🏀)85.314810.932
attractive (not repulsive)85.126222.916
human (not animalistic)84.715116.519
devoted (not unfaithful)84.438826.421
feminine (not masculine)84.217715.018
clean (not perverted)84.118012.529
queen (not princess)83.917724.422
humble (not arrogant)83.85810.814
🌟 (not 💩)83.723218.819
Greek (not Roman)83.6325.727
eloquent (not unpolished)83.516817.433
valedictorian (not drop out)83.029416.327
high IQ (not low IQ)82.847714.624
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.718421.816
bookish (not sporty)82.62989.215
civilized (not barbaric)82.226622.419
manicured (not scruffy)82.236116.221
heroic (not villainous)82.236716.421
devout (not heathen)82.24015.611
😊 (not 🤣)81.96515.816
inspiring (not cringeworthy)81.810319.816
washed (not muddy)81.811721.226
perceptive (not unobservant)81.746521.423
coordinated (not clumsy)81.235915.217
nurturing (not poisonous)81.121223.421
treasure (not trash)81.140620.516
tactful (not indiscreet)80.69619.123
intellectual (not physical)80.430722.618
fresh (not stinky)80.230222.013
neurotypical (not autistic)80.014121.79
smooth (not rough)79.95815.821
orderly (not chaotic)79.820614.939
reserved (not chatty)79.814913.316
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.724411.215
empath (not psychopath)79.625819.236
reliable (not experimental)79.415121.715
guarded (not open)79.240216.125
studious (not goof-off)79.241015.413
forgiving (not vengeful)79.115818.823
preppy (not punk rock)79.024116.821
soulful (not soulless)78.845318.014
competent (not incompetent)78.657823.125
dramatic (not comedic)78.631917.133
pointed (not random)78.641613.424
resistant (not resigned)78.519427.014
persistent (not quitter)78.492428.018
opinionated (not jealous)78.226822.622
diligent (not lazy)77.885316.713
secretive (not open-book)77.732820.548
mature (not juvenile)77.628621.620
sturdy (not flimsy)77.535030.819
Italian (not Swedish)77.214318.516
angelic (not demonic)77.024517.625
patriotic (not unpatriotic)76.927927.011
consistent (not variable)76.917826.423
rich (not poor)76.840514.513
self-disciplined (not disorganized)76.759926.736
wholesome (not salacious)76.627719.918
romantic (not dispassionate)76.436223.830
straight (not queer)76.455529.321
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.951324.112
refined (not rugged)75.730224.428
respectful (not rude)75.237512.213
stylish (not slovenly)75.238123.317
protagonist (not antagonist)75.248826.127
disarming (not creepy)75.037723.618
non-gamer (not gamer)74.930933.524
cautious (not impulsive)74.721621.221
kind (not cruel)74.758515.044
pure (not debased)74.625122.546
domestic (not industrial)74.410025.122
sorrowful (not cheery)74.030024.018
artistic (not scientific)74.024321.935
attentive (not interrupting)74.021723.828
expressive (not monotone)74.039919.814
feminist (not sexist)73.955424.019
vanilla (not kinky)73.720721.214
normal (not weird)73.710519.524
workaholic (not slacker)73.677120.331
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.624224.723
historical (not modern)73.621729.025
😇 (not 😈)73.331523.118
spiritual (not skeptical)73.29422.920
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.262026.921
confident (not insecure)73.154430.920
French (not Russian)73.117620.113
charming (not awkward)72.946426.328
resolute (not wavering)72.641834.216
traumatized (not flourishing)72.639121.716
generous (not stingy)72.638924.140
cultured (not rustic)72.534626.613
🤐 (not 😜)72.425425.720
equitable (not hypocritical)72.223816.733
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.120322.69
efficient (not overprepared)72.129221.120
technophile (not luddite)72.119510.57
emotional (not unemotional)72.057628.618
existentialist (not nihilist)71.913720.025
important (not irrelevant)71.883325.421
musical (not off-key)71.816122.438
sensible (not ludicrous)71.839625.935
introspective (not not introspective)71.733619.331
rational (not whimsical)71.640625.114
🧕 (not 💃)71.65730.422
quiet (not loud)71.527222.323
moderate (not extreme)71.512322.719
gendered (not androgynous)71.492226.826
serious (not playful)71.354025.623
stoic (not hypochondriac)71.327619.311
compersive (not jealous)71.220826.026
sad (not happy)71.235718.736
chaste (not lustful)71.015332.823
gatherer (not hunter)70.930327.220
sexual (not asexual)70.857924.017
lover (not fighter)70.630021.331
confidential (not gossiping)70.361832.131
rock (not rap)70.380627.512
sober (not indulgent)70.221730.019
egalitarian (not racist)70.294623.113
tense (not relaxed)70.177820.632
pacifist (not ferocious)69.919718.919
🐿 (not 🦇)69.937327.617
official (not backdoor)69.923220.718
sage (not whippersnapper)69.816234.610
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)69.624214.320
wise (not foolish)69.541825.814
😏 (not 😬)69.533826.638
tasteful (not lewd)69.447826.814
complimentary (not insulting)69.338528.616
believable (not poorly-written)69.290223.725
😭 (not 😀)69.123521.925
🦄 (not 🐴)69.126126.815
wooden (not plastic)69.051827.126
pronatalist (not child free)68.916922.038
legit (not scrub)68.872728.313
often crying (not never cries)68.828332.620
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)68.732230.331
reassuring (not fearmongering)68.444328.719
still (not twitchy)68.318825.227
normie (not freak)68.325320.832
tame (not wild)68.126923.839
accepting (not judgemental)68.033118.223
white knight (not bad boy)68.053828.120
crafty (not scholarly)67.953426.014
🤠 (not 🤑)67.949817.311
prideful (not envious)67.969225.151
reclusive (not social)67.831122.720
deep (not shallow)67.751824.725
🐘 (not 🐀)67.728627.618
sweet (not bitter)67.641122.719
motivated (not unmotivated)67.5116034.613
warm (not quarrelsome)67.433228.117
genuine (not sarcastic)67.441428.123
works hard (not plays hard)67.469525.320
biased (not impartial)67.458724.316
fixable (not unfixable)67.441923.118
loveable (not punchable)67.256028.517
bashful (not exhibitionist)67.212525.431
high standards (not desperate)67.256132.433
private (not gregarious)67.055620.620
vintage (not trendy)66.971231.729
cool (not dorky)66.950526.015
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.851023.118
repetitive (not varied)66.836529.614
stable (not moody)66.617127.619
literary (not mathematical)66.643625.018
neat (not messy)66.567624.911
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.526129.027
builder (not explorer)66.433621.023
grateful (not entitled)66.439721.628
earth (not air)66.451233.925
healthy (not sickly)66.378725.439
pro (not noob)66.386121.020
vegan (not cannibal)66.241115.520
overachiever (not underachiever)66.191822.231
extraordinary (not mundane)66.072027.731
go-getter (not slugabed)65.9102624.119
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.948431.135
permanent (not transient)65.939831.417
OCD (not ADHD)65.964324.829
not genocidal (not genocidal)65.880123.925
minimalist (not pack rat)65.734523.612
🎩 (not 🧢)65.653831.316
miserable (not joyful)65.457017.917
master (not apprentice)65.375224.014
introvert (not extrovert)65.129626.726
badass (not weakass)64.891028.422
sane (not crazy)64.740528.216
opinionated (not neutral)64.5112724.434
prestigious (not disreputable)64.465830.114
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)64.238331.923
poetic (not factual)64.130722.010
chic (not cheesy)64.137228.218
prudish (not flirtatious)64.134827.919
specialist (not generalist)63.952329.923
traditional (not unorthodox)63.839031.811
giving (not receiving)63.867233.417
genius (not dunce)63.778526.118
reasonable (not deranged)63.763029.519
gloomy (not sunny)63.757126.012
centrist (not radical)63.623326.016
suspicious (not awkward)63.574828.220
🥰 (not 🙃)63.544929.525
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.468726.024
open-minded (not close-minded)63.460124.816
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.328729.323
good-humored (not angry)63.059824.425
independent (not codependent)63.074831.418
🤫 (not 🤔)63.017432.320
timid (not cocky)63.020529.618
demure (not vain)62.741221.416
expressive (not stoic)62.665224.012
creative (not conventional)62.655125.023
interesting (not tiresome)62.687334.027
cryptic (not straightforward)62.417527.133
glad (not mad)62.438325.820
👽 (not 🤡)62.448724.520
profound (not ironic)62.335925.426
active (not slothful)62.2112325.537
resourceful (not helpless)62.2112434.712
water (not fire)62.234032.324
cooperative (not competitive)62.133621.714
machiavellian (not transparent)62.048824.426
warm (not cold)61.961628.415
practical (not imaginative)61.774224.716
classical (not avant-garde)61.658331.020
💔 (not 💝)61.644432.212
insider (not outsider)61.536026.722
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.426325.614
shy (not playful)61.320426.220
🤺 (not 🏌)61.391832.517
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.150936.023
deep (not epic)61.131925.527
haunted (not blissful)61.184227.036
low self esteem (not narcissistic)60.932619.521
armoured (not vulnerable)60.877325.321
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.791030.721
🛌 (not 🧗)60.731531.016
claustrophobic (not spelunker)60.725424.811
alert (not oblivious)60.585232.525
decorative (not utilitarian)60.231029.128
vibrant (not geriatric)60.288426.230
chosen one (not everyman)60.260925.417
leisurely (not hurried)60.137025.020
melee (not ranged)60.126518.314
🥵 (not 🥶)60.154228.216
hoarder (not unprepared)60.070822.921
cynical (not gullible)60.078926.716
precise (not vague)59.986727.811
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.939929.618
metrosexual (not macho)59.972617.616
enlightened (not lost)59.947927.417
presidential (not folksy)59.966026.421
flower child (not goth)59.978128.515
oppressed (not privileged)59.835426.918
pensive (not serene)59.8105025.728
winter (not summer)59.854829.915
statist (not anarchist)59.757624.510
trusting (not suspicious)59.646934.917
nonpolitical (not political)59.639133.211
calm (not anxious)59.639728.124
mysterious (not unambiguous)59.649828.726
triggered (not trolling)59.681627.914
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)59.462621.514
moist (not dry)59.446525.316
methodical (not astonishing)59.374532.525
English (not German)59.3123025.841
factual (not exaggerating)59.359531.027
indie (not pop)59.377128.923
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.292922.619
idealist (not realist)59.052230.822
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.998626.019
sheriff (not outlaw)58.762327.121
thick (not thin)58.743825.535
flexible (not rigid)58.643032.013
curious (not apathetic)58.596631.913
regular (not zany)58.541132.811
realistic (not fantastical)58.473528.928
orange (not purple)58.251229.721
altruistic (not selfish)58.272929.121
philosophical (not real)58.226130.712
analysis (not common sense)58.267831.117
cunning (not honorable)58.150632.019
unlucky (not fortunate)58.160931.923
well behaved (not mischievous)58.152432.918
reasoned (not instinctual)58.046028.529
innocent (not worldly)57.732433.923
🥴 (not 🥳)57.466126.823
unassuming (not pretentious)57.341930.521
👟 (not 🥾)57.263334.918
on-time (not tardy)57.295232.623
western (not eastern)57.192033.318
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.172528.820
thinker (not doer)57.133124.733
multicolored (not monochrome)56.958131.720
enslaved (not emancipated)56.727126.228
first-mate (not captain)56.768336.731
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.762621.823
stubborn (not accommodating)56.6109937.943
driven (not unambitious)56.5137129.417
complicated (not simple)56.496424.521
gracious (not feisty)56.431227.323
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.461129.514
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.223428.818
roundabout (not direct)56.130033.617
subdued (not exuberant)56.145723.313
frenzied (not sleepy)56.1127226.114
👻 (not 🤖)56.067318.510
soft (not hard)55.959123.317
cosmopolitan (not provincial)55.968532.322
🧐 (not 😎)55.860835.224
distant (not touchy-feely)55.775528.228
obedient (not rebellious)55.650828.717
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.674931.317
paranoid (not naive)55.686122.821
careful (not brave)55.541429.722
basic (not hipster)55.488532.115
deviant (not average)55.487727.727
libertarian (not socialist)55.374227.512
offended (not chill)55.379822.136
soft (not hard)55.260324.916
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.255335.133
picky (not always down)55.281431.217
concise (not long-winded)55.066028.021
metaphorical (not literal)54.938331.218
🎃 (not 💀)54.963431.915
nerd (not jock)54.884019.814
lavish (not frugal)54.762628.617
politically correct (not edgy)54.757635.422
cat person (not dog person)54.765634.918
young (not old)54.690623.419
morning lark (not night owl)54.650430.116
circular (not linear)54.658328.925
arcane (not mainstream)54.580228.625
serious (not bold)54.461028.417
monastic (not hedonist)54.449425.27
frank (not sugarcoated)54.4115629.512
trusting (not charming)54.260929.915
passive (not assertive)54.133331.036
yes-man (not contrarian)54.145332.319
humorless (not funny)54.054220.640
communal (not individualist)54.048332.326
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.091833.916
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.9102727.420
modest (not flamboyant)53.780730.813
intimate (not formal)53.671830.855
📈 (not 📉)53.5105932.824
loose (not tight)53.544825.914
predictable (not quirky)53.567132.124
decisive (not hesitant)53.4109531.427
urban (not rural)53.4109627.714
self-improving (not self-destructive)53.463431.916
lenient (not strict)53.263929.029
🐮 (not 🐷)53.292731.512
businesslike (not chivalrous)53.276528.033
authoritarian (not democratic)53.065924.012
spicy (not mild)53.096727.925
concrete (not abstract)53.089432.721
oxymoron (not tautology)53.093626.913
emotional (not logical)52.980935.016
tall (not short)52.987525.116
corporate (not freelance)52.962828.919
mighty (not puny)52.8111122.325
realistic (not ambitious)52.851027.028
remote (not involved)52.727624.26
conservative (not liberal)52.651026.224
street-smart (not sheltered)52.498233.720
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)52.4109632.115
bright (not depressed)52.378722.921
giggling (not chortling)52.346927.318
proactive (not reactive)52.361833.523
bold (not shy)52.2135731.118
beta (not alpha)52.255929.835
one-faced (not two-faced)52.2101629.131
objective (not subjective)52.168030.219
submissive (not dominant)52.051134.322
bossy (not meek)52.0111424.526
hard-work (not natural-talent)52.0103831.024
extravagant (not thrifty)52.074821.925
Pepsi (not Coke)51.960331.926
fast (not slow)51.4115928.534
low-tech (not high-tech)51.479029.325
innocent (not jaded)51.448031.217
empirical (not theoretical)51.394828.643
🦒 (not 🐐)51.241528.541
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.173126.826
obsessed (not aloof)50.1123228.014
interested (not bored)50.8123327.426
lighthearted (not intense)50.349834.121
unchallenging (not demanding)50.732629.624

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 (0.794)
  2. Eliza Hamilton (0.777)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.766)
  4. Valentine Wiggin (0.761)
  5. Bonnie Bennett (0.741)
  6. Astrid Leong-Teo (0.738)
  7. Meg March (0.737)
  8. Esme Cullen (0.733)
  9. Derrial Book (0.731)
  10. Catelyn Stark (0.726)
  1. Jonah Ryan (-0.592)
  2. Frank Gallagher (-0.582)
  3. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.573)
  4. Sid Phillips (-0.571)
  5. Tuco (-0.568)
  6. Nelson Muntz (-0.56)
  7. Meredith Palmer (-0.554)
  8. Ringo (-0.549)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.548)
  10. Eric Cartman (-0.542)

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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