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Leslie Knope Personality Statistics

Leslie Knope is a character from Parks and Recreation. 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
persistent (not quitter)98.327.5228
diligent (not lazy)98.055.81027
driven (not unambitious)98.038.3963
workaholic (not slacker)97.936.6626
go-getter (not slugabed)97.526.0200
involved (not remote)97.417.1919
loyal (not traitorous)96.41410.31081
optimistic (not pessimistic)96.329.9949
sunny (not gloomy)96.147.358
valedictorian (not drop out)95.51711.3218
active (not slothful)95.378.9923
cheery (not sorrowful)95.227.71052
patriotic (not unpatriotic)95.0411.0203
chatty (not reserved)94.8198.61144
social (not reclusive)94.21011.2368
political (not nonpolitical)94.1914.4873
extrovert (not introvert)94.1189.9978
romantic (not dispassionate)94.088.750
heroic (not villainous)93.9199.91003
feminist (not sexist)93.81214.7255
bright (not depressed)93.7210.3902
fast-talking (not slow-talking)93.7158.256
kind (not cruel)93.53711.6949
joyful (not miserable)93.5811.1220
bold (not shy)93.3819.61126
nerd (not jock)93.25010.3910
resourceful (not helpless)93.24012.5590
charismatic (not uninspiring)93.02310.41017
soulful (not soulless)92.92111.8608
warm (not cold)92.12012.4837
frenzied (not sleepy)91.969.271
expressive (not stoic)91.72514.11091
happy (not sad)91.7612.2882
🌟 (not 💩)91.44213.6200
nurturing (not poisonous)91.32412.7371
treasure (not trash)90.35814.5251
exuberant (not subdued)90.32715.961
😀 (not 😭)90.1916.7223
open-book (not secretive)90.0119.871
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)89.8618.5228
curious (not apathetic)89.71916.71117
loud (not quiet)89.77112.1932
playful (not shy)89.68311.7914
important (not irrelevant)89.611515.5368
competent (not incompetent)89.314917.5892
vibrant (not geriatric)89.24817.465
glad (not mad)89.11015.3192
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.014820.7930
obsessed (not aloof)88.92415.9912
🐿 (not 🦇)88.91315.8189
fast (not slow)88.63615.7944
captain (not first-mate)88.510121.71164
idealist (not realist)88.51517.0602
egalitarian (not racist)88.412216.7219
precise (not vague)88.24317.8752
genuine (not sarcastic)87.93617.3940
alpha (not beta)87.913716.9869
altruistic (not selfish)87.83317.2985
complimentary (not insulting)87.82216.8578
assertive (not passive)87.711418.4910
💝 (not 💔)87.61618.7306
official (not backdoor)87.51318.01138
hurried (not leisurely)87.5815.61173
bookish (not sporty)87.414715.6947
extraordinary (not mundane)87.19016.4898
🦄 (not 🐴)87.13821.1207
wholesome (not salacious)87.05117.1215
😜 (not 🤐)87.06317.5191
sheriff (not outlaw)86.95718.5927
pure (not debased)86.63016.4896
sweet (not bitter)86.35515.8864
gregarious (not private)86.13515.4960
😇 (not 😈)85.96318.5261
🧗 (not 🛌)85.910122.0327
legit (not scrub)85.98916.7301
hoarder (not unprepared)85.6718.6994
works hard (not plays hard)85.59518.8928
dominant (not submissive)85.423317.41075
resolute (not wavering)85.46221.5201
bossy (not meek)85.320417.5944
confident (not insecure)84.914519.1911
tense (not relaxed)84.818116.01104
trusting (not suspicious)84.24118.81090
funny (not humorless)84.211317.7943
healthy (not sickly)84.214516.7900
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.221226.056
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.115719.6895
high IQ (not low IQ)84.134516.01019
mighty (not puny)83.915521.0941
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.713924.0876
angelic (not demonic)83.78518.2894
zany (not regular)83.78921.4237
📈 (not 📉)83.71925.2241
believable (not poorly-written)83.711416.762
honorable (not cunning)83.67121.21135
preppy (not punk rock)83.611714.155
prestigious (not disreputable)83.510218.2955
flourishing (not traumatized)83.11018.470
good-humored (not angry)83.011718.1920
master (not apprentice)83.023520.6464
anxious (not calm)82.99915.5904
open (not guarded)82.73120.5945
🥰 (not 🙃)82.63124.9345
fresh (not stinky)82.617719.1311
🥳 (not 🥴)82.51722.4199
beautiful (not ugly)82.340717.9606
liberal (not conservative)82.39821.4254
resistant (not resigned)81.98622.6904
pack rat (not minimalist)81.92019.6205
manicured (not scruffy)81.832119.21147
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.54322.21112
enlightened (not lost)81.25218.270
attractive (not repulsive)81.232316.31106
intellectual (not physical)81.024819.21127
human (not animalistic)80.921921.4870
civilized (not barbaric)80.825920.1940
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.718922.3855
decisive (not hesitant)80.527322.2904
overprepared (not efficient)80.5930.751
emancipated (not enslaved)80.412222.2823
tight (not loose)80.218121.981
multicolored (not monochrome)80.29126.1552
extreme (not moderate)80.128223.7896
politically correct (not edgy)80.03823.4883
respectful (not rude)79.919619.81072
permanent (not transient)79.95824.4379
dorky (not cool)79.49320.8205
statist (not anarchist)79.35025.4270
reliable (not experimental)79.312925.572
gendered (not androgynous)79.249323.0399
brave (not careful)79.218722.41070
perceptive (not unobservant)79.248222.163
straightforward (not cryptic)79.111724.2926
corporate (not freelance)78.912527.459
morning lark (not night owl)78.85025.8705
presidential (not folksy)78.814924.463
weird (not normal)78.719916.31091
privileged (not oppressed)78.632420.877
democratic (not authoritarian)78.57728.0875
English (not German)78.225627.458
devout (not heathen)77.88322.0837
sturdy (not flimsy)77.830723.063
equitable (not hypocritical)77.710724.2614
🤠 (not 🤑)77.615523.4217
pro (not noob)76.945527.0240
consistent (not variable)76.915429.167
straight (not queer)76.847723.6381
existentialist (not nihilist)76.74421.9444
tasteful (not lewd)76.421821.21079
feminine (not masculine)76.225618.71093
genius (not dunce)76.032120.31119
focused on the future (not focused on the present)75.95922.1914
🧠 (not 💪)75.838425.7241
creative (not conventional)75.722625.61056
awkward (not suspicious)75.610119.4829
work-first (not family-first)75.426823.01118
🤺 (not 🏌)75.137827.4232
short (not tall)74.914217.6889
communal (not individualist)74.94230.3630
proper (not scandalous)74.820223.3894
🐘 (not 🐀)74.710528.5318
loveable (not punchable)74.728125.974
bold (not serious)74.622426.3878
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.339325.962
interesting (not tiresome)74.336325.9918
Swedish (not Italian)74.17827.462
impatient (not patient)73.936725.9362
refined (not rugged)73.830721.81071
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.835627.0205
deep (not shallow)73.427723.1268
💃 (not 🧕)73.435125.6358
🤔 (not 🤫)73.111328.1182
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.015126.581
offended (not chill)72.928118.961
intense (not lighthearted)72.546329.764
eloquent (not unpolished)72.441524.1998
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.427925.5593
crazy (not sane)72.226419.4229
warm (not quarrelsome)72.020225.6907
independent (not codependent)72.040930.91170
direct (not roundabout)71.746727.6885
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)71.513628.167
basic (not hipster)71.429823.2858
disarming (not creepy)71.444522.7339
orderly (not chaotic)71.434530.61074
dramatic (not no-nonsense)71.329626.9441
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.223231.056
competitive (not cooperative)71.148527.91063
builder (not explorer)70.717128.51101
socialist (not libertarian)70.51128.7863
neat (not messy)70.147533.0744
triggered (not trolling)69.928626.856
literary (not mathematical)69.728625.1811
biased (not impartial)69.045127.7903
open-minded (not close-minded)68.735326.81064
head@clouds (not down2earth)68.327429.1877
feisty (not gracious)68.255526.51014
accepting (not judgemental)68.227229.1678
studious (not goof-off)68.261329.4231
trusting (not charming)67.914827.8895
rigid (not flexible)67.735127.9909
factual (not poetic)67.734129.953
ferocious (not pacifist)67.451328.71143
metrosexual (not macho)67.240329.243
fortunate (not unlucky)66.921424.51070
emotional (not logical)66.639224.01106
introspective (not not introspective)66.543829.0327
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.431127.6766
forgiving (not vengeful)66.337729.41069
stylish (not slovenly)66.354324.1886
🎩 (not 🧢)65.946932.4196
strict (not lenient)65.844128.21046
moist (not dry)65.523826.465
imaginative (not practical)65.225529.9968
complicated (not simple)65.157929.2895
whimsical (not rational)65.030327.6873
impulsive (not cautious)64.542330.51055
pronatalist (not child free)64.420329.0777
French (not Russian)64.440428.359
wise (not foolish)63.946624.21054
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.927832.7354
vegan (not cannibal)63.838026.160
tactful (not indiscreet)63.553032.6207
innocent (not worldly)63.121427.71027
well behaved (not mischievous)63.133829.4898
deliberate (not spontaneous)63.063933.2928
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.052423.9778
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)63.053631.4894
vanilla (not kinky)62.938728.6837
smooth (not rough)62.838425.7852
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.829126.8771
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.756223.558
sheltered (not street-smart)62.629027.0973
soft (not hard)62.537528.0590
fixable (not unfixable)62.548430.857
👟 (not 🥾)62.041632.2203
soft (not hard)61.838928.2894
flamboyant (not modest)61.743528.81046
methodical (not astonishing)61.755733.3904
specialist (not generalist)61.152532.5510
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.141331.6231
spicy (not mild)60.964429.3915
decorative (not utilitarian)60.925031.9508
tailor (not blacksmith)60.963930.852
theist (not atheist)60.730028.4479
giggling (not chortling)60.624435.458
playful (not serious)60.434725.11096
insider (not outsider)60.333031.3670
moody (not stable)60.268727.11067
sensitive (not thick-skinned)60.040327.61099
rich (not poor)59.962016.2800
empirical (not theoretical)59.744231.0821
wild (not tame)59.763628.8959
😊 (not 🤣)59.561636.8226
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.350927.4872
literal (not metaphorical)59.163931.1899
western (not eastern)59.064633.7261
demure (not vain)58.844325.4813
neurotypical (not autistic)58.792028.5806
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.538834.167
historical (not modern)58.442128.6692
👻 (not 🤖)58.248231.4177
young (not old)58.069018.6961
unorthodox (not traditional)58.059231.4589
🤡 (not 👽)58.035629.6192
real (not philosophical)57.873531.8663
repetitive (not varied)57.562030.3366
coordinated (not clumsy)57.178732.1907
Greek (not Roman)57.131829.934
alert (not oblivious)56.974931.6221
😎 (not 🧐)56.359033.5237
hunter (not gatherer)56.061434.560
frugal (not lavish)55.960726.5872
unassuming (not pretentious)55.939831.1226
obedient (not rebellious)55.740232.0880
thin (not thick)55.768524.3652
industrial (not domestic)55.756930.6496
humble (not arrogant)55.646527.31048
juvenile (not mature)55.651425.3575
🐩 (not 🐒)55.657734.2222
low-tech (not high-tech)55.557424.5866
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.146528.3282
🐮 (not 🐷)55.066832.1247
🐐 (not 🦒)54.880434.7316
luddite (not technophile)54.757624.3767
whippersnapper (not sage)54.655734.161
vulnerable (not armoured)54.538528.8912
orange (not purple)54.352432.9799
urban (not rural)54.386529.9336
😏 (not 😬)54.364432.2207
deviant (not average)54.274529.1651
ranged (not melee)53.967035.646
artistic (not scientific)53.658028.11020
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)53.686627.5242
indulgent (not sober)53.564030.0917
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)53.557932.0215
concrete (not abstract)53.173134.7221
crafty (not scholarly)52.876328.01156
subjective (not objective)52.761933.4559
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.632227.9637
awkward (not charming)52.543027.41163
mainstream (not arcane)52.547929.9832
gossiping (not confidential)52.442829.61140
reasonable (not deranged)52.472526.1201
hedonist (not monastic)52.271428.5134
spiritual (not skeptical)52.031828.0975
avant-garde (not classical)52.050232.0529
off-key (not musical)52.070334.863
instinctual (not reasoned)51.873232.5916
ludicrous (not sensible)51.850429.4914
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.455529.9720
compersive (not jealous)51.163128.5799
lustful (not chaste)51.074823.81054
intimate (not formal)50.965030.1318
circular (not linear)50.264933.371

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jane Villanueva (0.788)
  2. Donna Moss (0.781)
  3. Sam Seaborn (0.777)
  4. Terry Jeffords (0.767)
  5. Kara Danvers (0.761)
  1. Nick Dunne (-0.485)
  2. A.J. Soprano (-0.473)
  3. Moe Szyslak (-0.472)
  4. Cypher (-0.444)
  5. Sam Healy (-0.432)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.19)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.19)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.19)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.16)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.06)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.06)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.02)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.03)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.06)
  10. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.08)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.12)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.19)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.21)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.25)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.25)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.27)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.31)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.31)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.35)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.38)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.41)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.5)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.58)


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