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Nurse Mildred Ratched Descriptive Personality Statistics

Nurse Mildred Ratched is a character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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
serious (not playful)98.912.225
demanding (not unchallenging)98.025.326
motivated (not unmotivated)97.456.112
tight (not loose)97.325.483
scheduled (not spontaneous)96.936.439
humorless (not funny)96.528.632
hard (not soft)96.536.823
quarrelsome (not warm)96.347.536
conservative (not liberal)96.216.847
close-minded (not open-minded)95.927.023
suspicious (not trusting)95.546.337
strict (not lenient)95.2410.136
persistent (not quitter)95.1538.145
intense (not lighthearted)95.1139.686
rigid (not flexible)95.0512.132
workaholic (not slacker)95.0257.331
cold (not warm)94.91012.626
bitter (not sweet)94.867.426
cruel (not kind)94.71510.834
dramatic (not comedic)94.727.919
tense (not relaxed)94.51015.226
dominant (not submissive)94.53813.335
punchable (not loveable)94.32010.868
stingy (not generous)94.199.342
formal (not intimate)93.918.233
guarded (not open)93.61610.732
judgemental (not accepting)93.53412.127
dry (not moist)93.519.693
villainous (not heroic)93.42912.938
sheriff (not outlaw)93.31117.539
work-first (not family-first)93.3268.540
cat person (not dog person)93.3818.225
queen (not princess)93.3347.013
vintage (not trendy)92.7118.718
entitled (not grateful)92.7459.725
💔 (not 💝)92.6312.947
antagonist (not protagonist)92.498.99
winter (not summer)92.11011.212
deliberate (not spontaneous)92.02112.234
scientific (not artistic)91.8249.224
bossy (not meek)91.78914.631
vengeful (not forgiving)91.66713.634
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.61169.933
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)91.6711.529
studious (not goof-off)91.55920.137
authoritarian (not democratic)91.43520.225
arrogant (not humble)91.4939.527
assertive (not passive)91.45018.252
pointed (not random)91.3339.924
fire (not water)91.2409.019
on-time (not tardy)91.26820.928
businesslike (not chivalrous)91.11211.421
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)91.0618.868
armoured (not vulnerable)90.91411.042
classical (not avant-garde)90.8213.424
soulless (not soulful)90.71314.338
diligent (not lazy)90.525312.022
practical (not imaginative)90.51718.432
bold (not shy)90.423510.631
methodical (not astonishing)90.4813.534
OCD (not ADHD)90.41020.223
pessimistic (not optimistic)90.31013.935
pretentious (not unassuming)90.32418.249
suspicious (not awkward)89.91610.343
coordinated (not clumsy)89.911211.520
haunted (not blissful)89.84211.433
fighter (not lover)89.82415.820
stubborn (not accommodating)89.811721.122
factual (not poetic)89.7813.983
poisonous (not nurturing)89.66620.221
frank (not sugarcoated)89.67118.214
self-assured (not self-conscious)89.61717.336
💩 (not 🌟)89.52421.157
dispassionate (not romantic)89.5418.296
master (not apprentice)89.413520.144
biased (not impartial)89.32512.625
angry (not good-humored)89.22713.126
non-gamer (not gamer)89.22726.420
skeptical (not spiritual)89.03316.746
uncreative (not open to new experinces)89.01112.929
builder (not explorer)88.927.516
🧐 (not 😎)88.9419.464
hard (not soft)88.85816.142
neat (not messy)88.79018.850
miserable (not joyful)88.64116.357
opinionated (not neutral)88.620421.526
alpha (not beta)88.515718.637
concrete (not abstract)88.51017.858
cocky (not timid)88.518217.815
🥴 (not 🥳)88.3214.239
psychopath (not empath)88.28018.728
corporate (not freelance)88.11925.494
prudish (not flirtatious)88.11219.914
😈 (not 😇)87.99921.861
conventional (not creative)87.81722.933
narcissistic (not low self esteem)87.811017.6100
bookish (not sporty)87.422112.736
precise (not vague)87.45618.434
privileged (not oppressed)87.317322.291
orderly (not chaotic)87.26319.230
basic (not hipster)87.22518.232
utilitarian (not decorative)87.21516.529
two-faced (not one-faced)87.27521.622
gloomy (not sunny)86.86817.884
monochrome (not multicolored)86.73018.429
🐴 (not 🦄)86.73823.269
resolute (not wavering)86.46822.259
sorrowful (not cheery)86.35022.830
driven (not unambitious)86.339419.842
penny-pincher (not overspender)86.31120.055
salacious (not wholesome)86.37523.556
🤺 (not 🏌)86.314220.053
high standards (not desperate)86.38122.925
mad (not glad)86.27621.849
presidential (not folksy)86.25614.183
opinionated (not jealous)86.24420.511
chaste (not lustful)86.11119.430
decisive (not hesitant)85.915525.730
machiavellian (not transparent)85.95522.411
ferocious (not pacifist)85.914722.434
serious (not bold)85.91125.941
stoic (not expressive)85.83215.526
unfixable (not fixable)85.83721.688
secretive (not open-book)85.817218.582
🤐 (not 😜)85.73924.635
picky (not always down)85.74417.813
selfish (not altruistic)85.614422.538
repetitive (not varied)85.6716.248
traditional (not unorthodox)85.63525.941
jaded (not innocent)85.616813.812
insulting (not complimentary)85.58518.738
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)85.52822.554
manicured (not scruffy)85.429320.833
🥶 (not 🥵)85.31225.633
predictable (not quirky)85.3623.414
sturdy (not flimsy)85.214618.674
cunning (not honorable)85.110821.1123
🦇 (not 🐿)85.15524.876
offended (not chill)85.09824.193
sober (not indulgent)84.92026.022
hunter (not gatherer)84.616023.775
pro (not noob)84.634918.771
cynical (not gullible)84.515118.418
demonic (not angelic)84.311217.238
direct (not roundabout)84.317623.035
consistent (not variable)84.34220.275
competitive (not cooperative)84.130823.724
official (not backdoor)84.03325.634
💀 (not 🎃)84.08124.640
🧕 (not 💃)83.9922.450
modest (not flamboyant)83.86824.631
🙃 (not 🥰)83.86522.050
sad (not happy)83.58116.737
paranoid (not naive)83.25927.911
rhythmic (not stuttering)83.115619.986
captain (not first-mate)83.026325.831
permanent (not transient)83.03720.330
hard-work (not natural-talent)82.96323.218
concise (not long-winded)82.83410.214
washed (not muddy)82.811927.013
repulsive (not attractive)82.74818.731
debased (not pure)82.614222.729
still (not twitchy)82.64124.721
frugal (not lavish)82.54625.728
linear (not circular)82.51126.681
political (not nonpolitical)82.414219.928
obedient (not rebellious)82.46628.521
overachiever (not underachiever)82.440422.727
rough (not smooth)82.37226.245
asexual (not sexual)82.25020.229
reserved (not chatty)82.116321.521
historical (not modern)82.18616.631
feisty (not gracious)81.925420.941
😬 (not 😏)81.83428.048
trash (not treasure)81.65224.4109
private (not gregarious)81.618327.736
monotone (not expressive)81.54719.015
deranged (not reasonable)81.313421.253
rude (not respectful)81.013926.042
distant (not touchy-feely)80.917128.115
🤖 (not 👻)80.95128.254
preppy (not punk rock)80.823224.581
realistic (not fantastical)80.715423.820
thick-skinned (not sensitive)80.57425.931
eloquent (not unpolished)80.429923.332
extreme (not moderate)79.939729.328
hypocritical (not equitable)79.913023.3102
fearmongering (not reassuring)79.616019.912
money-focused (not love-focused)79.516623.715
chortling (not giggling)79.111722.574
rational (not whimsical)78.925229.640
racist (not egalitarian)78.65021.041
apathetic (not curious)78.61227.045
rock (not rap)78.637026.711
resistant (not resigned)78.522127.0106
creepy (not disarming)78.57328.251
valedictorian (not drop out)78.351329.239
cringeworthy (not inspiring)78.313719.432
Roman (not Greek)78.32124.256
🐩 (not 🐒)78.221628.543
perceptive (not unobservant)78.272726.676
😭 (not 😀)77.68921.649
believable (not poorly-written)77.650023.279
no-nonsense (not dramatic)77.614731.425
analysis (not common sense)77.420227.819
unemotional (not emotional)77.37531.212
obsessed (not aloof)77.326028.831
confident (not insecure)77.150326.456
🎩 (not 🧢)77.136225.556
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)77.021229.061
cannibal (not vegan)76.921826.585
active (not slothful)76.677725.722
proper (not scandalous)76.526134.032
Russian (not French)76.47627.975
genocidal (not not genocidal)76.113819.214
pensive (not serene)76.122928.628
logical (not emotional)75.821229.735
vain (not demure)75.729228.524
alert (not oblivious)75.653331.941
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.625933.456
chosen one (not everyman)75.422125.413
high IQ (not low IQ)75.490921.725
independent (not codependent)75.450429.526
nihilist (not existentialist)75.32528.633
reclusive (not social)75.222224.846
geriatric (not vibrant)75.14020.985
mighty (not puny)74.956726.426
interrupting (not attentive)74.925632.820
neurotypical (not autistic)74.248327.734
not introspective (not introspective)74.26632.132
depressed (not bright)74.017820.628
real (not philosophical)74.027427.635
shallow (not deep)74.014828.6117
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)74.020832.236
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.232430.135
statist (not anarchist)73.219436.735
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.237629.628
child free (not pronatalist)73.137531.433
mature (not juvenile)73.048130.434
off-key (not musical)73.019928.686
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)73.016724.217
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.535637.123
sarcastic (not genuine)72.537130.235
ludicrous (not sensible)72.425329.418
uninspiring (not charismatic)72.05531.427
devoted (not unfaithful)71.9111030.412
contrarian (not yes-man)71.739329.612
hurried (not leisurely)71.527129.126
important (not irrelevant)71.5104027.633
literal (not metaphorical)71.430731.254
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.358828.16
doer (not thinker)71.250426.815
traitorous (not loyal)71.117833.634
provincial (not cosmopolitan)71.117428.518
📉 (not 📈)71.15235.365
mathematical (not literary)70.918830.228
resourceful (not helpless)70.8106431.836
macho (not metrosexual)70.724328.272
empirical (not theoretical)70.614533.738
works hard (not plays hard)70.372434.433
frenzied (not sleepy)70.281325.282
earth (not air)70.142431.120
western (not eastern)70.032736.340
complicated (not simple)69.871833.937
tiresome (not interesting)69.69630.745
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.558929.133
devout (not heathen)69.436133.525
straight (not queer)69.391035.331
worldly (not innocent)69.382227.028
receiving (not giving)69.335031.713
intellectual (not physical)68.774529.827
crazy (not sane)68.646931.260
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.664831.956
go-getter (not slugabed)68.5113834.245
deviant (not average)68.462334.028
claustrophobic (not spelunker)68.413129.758
badass (not weakass)68.4100137.710
hoarder (not unprepared)68.343532.926
competent (not incompetent)68.2113233.930
old (not young)68.141318.928
🐀 (not 🐘)68.029136.240
Swedish (not Italian)68.029727.960
🐐 (not 🦒)67.840932.349
subdued (not exuberant)67.720532.976
traumatized (not flourishing)67.667630.474
introvert (not extrovert)67.533228.340
triggered (not trolling)67.555034.777
wooden (not plastic)67.570237.823
gendered (not androgynous)66.9129634.235
minimalist (not pack rat)66.838630.149
mundane (not extraordinary)66.715929.037
goth (not flower child)66.531524.615
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.153129.769
centrist (not radical)66.118836.68
masculine (not feminine)66.086625.147
focused on the present (not focused on the future)65.934333.140
careful (not brave)65.624328.624
lost (not enlightened)65.448031.976
genius (not dunce)65.290326.0118
specialist (not generalist)65.058533.627
prideful (not envious)65.0100137.438
clean (not perverted)64.990534.928
barbaric (not civilized)64.830633.531
🐷 (not 🐮)64.722734.346
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.636236.774
impatient (not patient)64.479834.535
bad-cook (not good-cook)64.345633.013
low-tech (not high-tech)64.255230.125
straightforward (not cryptic)64.185636.731
morning lark (not night owl)63.736134.431
theist (not atheist)63.732231.120
🧠 (not 💪)63.5102833.059
cautious (not impulsive)63.460637.332
🤑 (not 🤠)63.345832.561
stoic (not hypochondriac)63.167335.011
bored (not interested)63.013330.718
monastic (not hedonist)62.825036.636
👽 (not 🤡)62.858736.652
industrial (not domestic)62.552536.235
German (not English)62.57034.877
spicy (not mild)62.090233.446
🤫 (not 🤔)61.726637.557
luddite (not technophile)61.648833.536
scholarly (not crafty)61.648537.324
🏀 (not 🎨)61.551531.022
epic (not deep)61.152224.517
stinky (not fresh)60.635335.145
refined (not rugged)60.584336.831
rich (not poor)60.488826.931
sheltered (not street-smart)60.046533.529
confidential (not gossiping)59.8110139.026
dorky (not cool)59.859930.739
awkward (not charming)59.545428.731
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')59.415035.321
realist (not idealist)59.371837.435
ugly (not beautiful)59.223533.942
orange (not purple)58.958632.623
chic (not cheesy)58.963233.814
individualist (not communal)58.890340.933
slovenly (not stylish)58.545833.437
tactful (not indiscreet)58.3101033.940
normal (not weird)58.052234.129
ignorant (not knowledgeable)57.834533.880
reliable (not experimental)57.883835.571
cultured (not rustic)57.2101730.615
wise (not foolish)56.894731.539
tall (not short)56.497725.140
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.343334.247
well behaved (not mischievous)56.068137.836
never cries (not often crying)55.897232.39
objective (not subjective)55.763839.926
emancipated (not enslaved)55.5127832.230
sexist (not feminist)55.547934.744
loud (not quiet)55.490133.546
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.449929.587
disreputable (not prestigious)55.352939.633
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.2123435.742
overprepared (not efficient)55.127737.781
reactive (not proactive)55.084933.511
reasoned (not instinctual)54.966039.044
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.880638.136
moody (not stable)54.7117733.533
profound (not ironic)54.676233.116
🧗 (not 🛌)54.5117637.547
Coke (not Pepsi)54.576141.726
kinky (not vanilla)54.387440.137
fast (not slow)54.2133129.332
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)54.080737.134
shy (not playful)54.043328.322
charming (not trusting)54.092522.425
🤣 (not 😊)53.863025.160
nerd (not jock)53.3107036.045
pop (not indie)53.353726.010
socialist (not libertarian)53.252435.426
mysterious (not unambiguous)53.280237.135
sage (not whippersnapper)53.281534.774
ambitious (not realistic)53.2114036.121
blacksmith (not tailor)53.165934.478
freak (not normie)53.1100333.826
ranged (not melee)53.0106739.265
thrifty (not extravagant)53.093035.820
👟 (not 🥾)52.991538.954
jealous (not compersive)52.590238.021
factual (not exaggerating)52.590839.022
white knight (not bad boy)52.4109836.412
fortunate (not unlucky)52.381333.629
wild (not tame)52.2112936.737
rural (not urban)52.150837.937
calm (not anxious)51.973334.926
human (not animalistic)51.9140036.136
zany (not regular)51.9107936.542
legit (not scrub)51.7149935.634
edgy (not politically correct)51.6107534.736
sickly (not healthy)51.646534.731
mainstream (not arcane)51.474737.430
lewd (not tasteful)51.259039.940
thick (not thin)51.071832.833
oxymoron (not tautology)50.1134938.08
involved (not remote)50.8152637.530
outsider (not insider)50.7104639.326

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alexander Conklin (0.89)
  2. Javert (0.875)
  3. Agent Smith (0.863)
  4. Thomas Matthews (0.863)
  5. Tywin Lannister (0.861)
  6. Angela Martin (0.844)
  7. Samuel Norton (0.844)
  8. Coriolanus Snow (0.841)
  9. Bob Kelso (0.837)
  10. Inspector Kido (0.834)
  1. Pumbaa (-0.695)
  2. Dory (-0.692)
  3. Brittany Pierce (-0.675)
  4. Olaf (-0.674)
  5. Jason Mendoza (-0.673)
  6. Phil Dunphy (-0.669)
  7. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.668)
  8. Troy Barnes (-0.661)
  9. Rio (-0.654)
  10. Donkey (-0.64)

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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