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Leslie Knope Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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 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
persistent (not quitter)98.317.2268
driven (not unambitious)98.128.2984
workaholic (not slacker)98.026.4679
diligent (not lazy)97.946.61090
overachiever (not underachiever)97.916.7151
go-getter (not slugabed)97.525.9249
involved (not remote)97.317.2937
motivated (not unmotivated)97.366.841
devoted (not unfaithful)97.076.850
expressive (not monotone)96.886.646
loyal (not traitorous)96.41710.41097
optimistic (not pessimistic)96.4310.1995
sunny (not gloomy)96.427.0106
on-time (not tardy)96.01110.4143
valedictorian (not drop out)95.71110.8257
cheery (not sorrowful)95.347.81091
active (not slothful)95.359.4958
queen (not princess)95.168.539
chatty (not reserved)94.9318.51181
main character (not side character)94.7798.526
protagonist (not antagonist)94.61210.940
patriotic (not unpatriotic)94.5411.0242
social (not reclusive)94.41010.9401
political (not nonpolitical)94.21014.1913
extrovert (not introvert)94.2169.81020
feminist (not sexist)94.22513.5296
heroic (not villainous)93.8229.91022
joyful (not miserable)93.8910.6262
bright (not depressed)93.7410.3944
interested (not bored)93.738.6114
kind (not cruel)93.64211.71000
fast-talking (not slow-talking)93.6119.9128
opinionated (not neutral)93.45012.4164
bold (not shy)93.31049.61158
resourceful (not helpless)93.25012.8630
nerd (not jock)93.06710.5945
charismatic (not uninspiring)93.02810.81048
soulful (not soulless)93.03011.8636
touchy-feely (not distant)92.798.944
romantic (not dispassionate)92.51810.897
generous (not stingy)92.5813.3151
frenzied (not sleepy)92.258.8116
warm (not cold)92.12912.5876
ambitious (not realistic)92.11416.1127
happy (not sad)92.1611.6918
🌟 (not 💩)91.94613.1257
expressive (not stoic)91.82914.01105
one-faced (not two-faced)91.62315.7145
giving (not receiving)91.51113.333
nurturing (not poisonous)91.22712.8392
😀 (not 😭)91.1515.7260
exuberant (not subdued)90.82215.5112
🎃 (not 💀)90.7314.2134
emotional (not unemotional)90.56614.257
treasure (not trash)90.27415.3275
loud (not quiet)90.09711.9983
playful (not shy)89.911711.4940
important (not irrelevant)89.916315.3389
vibrant (not geriatric)89.94415.5112
competent (not incompetent)89.719617.2924
curious (not apathetic)89.52617.01131
open-book (not secretive)89.41412.7124
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)89.41118.6261
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.219520.4965
glad (not mad)89.01815.5220
obsessed (not aloof)88.83316.4925
egalitarian (not racist)88.717816.7243
🐿 (not 🦇)88.72116.6224
idealist (not realist)88.62117.4611
fast (not slow)88.55515.9970
captain (not first-mate)88.513721.91179
genuine (not sarcastic)88.24616.8967
precise (not vague)88.24417.9772
💝 (not 💔)88.22218.6353
altruistic (not selfish)88.13217.01003
complimentary (not insulting)88.03016.5603
assertive (not passive)87.812718.0939
alpha (not beta)87.818317.3890
doer (not thinker)87.83017.1138
not genocidal (not genocidal)87.712721.639
bookish (not sporty)87.621315.5960
hurried (not leisurely)87.6815.71174
official (not backdoor)87.41018.31155
twitchy (not still)87.45214.7142
🦄 (not 🐴)87.35120.5237
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)87.31514.5114
flower child (not goth)87.311613.437
extraordinary (not mundane)87.212216.5944
😜 (not 🤐)87.29317.7234
badass (not weakass)87.232719.5130
sheriff (not outlaw)87.16518.5944
wholesome (not salacious)87.06117.5252
sweet (not bitter)86.96815.4896
demanding (not unchallenging)86.922118.9144
legit (not scrub)86.78915.6335
pure (not debased)86.54116.4932
gregarious (not private)86.43615.5976
🧗 (not 🛌)86.314921.6357
works hard (not plays hard)86.211518.4942
love-focused (not money-focused)85.924820.938
hoarder (not unprepared)85.8818.51011
resolute (not wavering)85.88120.6221
dominant (not submissive)85.630717.11084
bossy (not meek)85.529517.4965
white knight (not bad boy)85.58323.851
tense (not relaxed)85.322215.61104
😇 (not 😈)85.29318.8294
confident (not insecure)85.119418.7944
trusting (not suspicious)84.64618.71105
preppy (not punk rock)84.414315.5103
funny (not humorless)84.317717.7969
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.226019.4911
high IQ (not low IQ)84.248216.11045
📈 (not 📉)84.21624.6293
healthy (not sickly)84.118216.9916
flourishing (not traumatized)84.0818.1118
honorable (not cunning)83.99020.81170
mighty (not puny)83.921421.2948
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.820424.1900
angelic (not demonic)83.812118.3921
fresh (not stinky)83.823518.6350
summer (not winter)83.813417.643
🥰 (not 🙃)83.74724.4383
zany (not regular)83.611421.2266
washed (not muddy)83.610718.045
prestigious (not disreputable)83.212318.4967
believable (not poorly-written)83.217415.6110
anxious (not calm)83.113615.6934
🥳 (not 🥴)83.12521.7239
opinionated (not jealous)83.19925.054
good-humored (not angry)83.017217.9935
master (not apprentice)83.033620.6490
open (not guarded)82.83720.3953
liberal (not conservative)82.813421.0281
hard-work (not natural-talent)82.86322.7131
beautiful (not ugly)82.565317.9651
pack rat (not minimalist)82.42120.1236
clean (not perverted)82.130321.8136
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.039424.7110
presidential (not folksy)81.913924.2113
manicured (not scruffy)81.842919.41160
resistant (not resigned)81.711922.7923
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.55922.21111
attractive (not repulsive)81.251916.31112
intellectual (not physical)81.135119.31143
reliable (not experimental)81.113625.3128
human (not animalistic)81.033421.6886
civilized (not barbaric)80.838320.3971
decisive (not hesitant)80.836622.2911
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.721022.4872
grateful (not entitled)80.712422.5127
multicolored (not monochrome)80.613426.0579
politically correct (not edgy)80.56023.2907
emancipated (not enslaved)80.516222.4839
extreme (not moderate)80.537923.3916
blissful (not haunted)80.34022.6124
respectful (not rude)80.229819.71090
high standards (not desperate)80.123226.1132
statist (not anarchist)79.95625.3310
overprepared (not efficient)79.71030.291
pop (not indie)79.74725.043
perceptive (not unobservant)79.768123.7110
permanent (not transient)79.67224.4404
straightforward (not cryptic)79.415723.9963
innocent (not jaded)79.38725.146
dorky (not cool)79.314321.5237
brave (not careful)79.226322.61093
weird (not normal)79.028416.01100
gendered (not androgynous)78.967723.0423
democratic (not authoritarian)78.88927.8898
🎨 (not 🏀)78.844223.0112
reassuring (not fearmongering)78.719225.564
morning lark (not night owl)78.77725.9720
gullible (not cynical)78.48920.448
loveable (not punchable)78.131324.1120
tight (not loose)78.132722.8135
fantastical (not realistic)78.117423.3126
devout (not heathen)78.010222.1847
sturdy (not flimsy)78.040022.5108
enlightened (not lost)77.710920.8134
pro (not noob)77.663926.8272
🤠 (not 🤑)77.426223.7251
equitable (not hypocritical)77.215424.5635
existentialist (not nihilist)77.04321.8472
English (not German)77.050128.196
feminine (not masculine)76.838618.61127
tasteful (not lewd)76.527721.21104
quirky (not predictable)76.519028.947
proactive (not reactive)76.32230.142
genius (not dunce)76.345920.41122
Swedish (not Italian)76.210125.594
focused on the future (not focused on the present)76.18822.2924
🧠 (not 💪)76.160125.4277
awkward (not suspicious)75.813719.3852
creative (not conventional)75.732625.51073
consistent (not variable)75.725429.8109
corporate (not freelance)75.721027.9103
straight (not queer)75.664724.4397
work-first (not family-first)75.436923.11147
cheesy (not chic)75.422627.046
empath (not psychopath)75.350127.8133
communal (not individualist)75.36330.1640
privileged (not oppressed)75.254121.7119
short (not tall)75.020817.8959
🐘 (not 🐀)75.013028.3331
🤺 (not 🏌)74.957127.2265
proper (not scandalous)74.830423.3915
prideful (not envious)74.840724.3200
bold (not serious)74.732426.3907
interesting (not tiresome)74.556925.8931
long-winded (not concise)74.410326.944
chosen one (not everyman)74.325231.740
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.253327.1236
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.257626.0108
refined (not rugged)74.140721.91091
🤔 (not 🤫)74.112228.3204
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.934627.0128
💃 (not 🧕)73.853825.5374
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.817926.1113
cocky (not timid)73.872322.052
impatient (not patient)73.453226.3389
analysis (not common sense)73.231822.030
warm (not quarrelsome)72.629125.4920
deep (not shallow)72.447623.9290
eloquent (not unpolished)72.359724.31001
independent (not codependent)72.261630.91184
competitive (not cooperative)72.066327.61087
direct (not roundabout)72.064827.5894
disarming (not creepy)72.063622.8357
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.044625.7615
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.927528.897
crazy (not sane)71.938719.4269
triggered (not trolling)71.834724.398
basic (not hipster)71.739923.1871
non-gamer (not gamer)71.650230.798
dramatic (not no-nonsense)71.541426.9471
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)71.420529.7101
offended (not chill)71.143622.8100
orderly (not chaotic)70.852230.91082
often crying (not never cries)70.827727.640
intense (not lighthearted)70.675230.0109
builder (not explorer)70.624228.81108
stubborn (not accommodating)70.487731.2137
socialist (not libertarian)70.33228.9871
neat (not messy)70.269033.0779
fire (not water)69.864932.0121
transparent (not machiavellian)69.826832.033
literary (not mathematical)69.644224.9838
studious (not goof-off)69.388029.6258
biased (not impartial)69.262027.6905
accepting (not judgemental)68.839929.3713
open-minded (not close-minded)68.855227.01081
head@clouds (not down2earth)68.639828.9890
epic (not deep)68.227930.8122
feisty (not gracious)68.178726.81045
sexual (not asexual)67.782825.2120
rigid (not flexible)67.652227.9928
trusting (not charming)67.422828.1910
wooden (not plastic)67.372627.999
ferocious (not pacifist)67.272528.91162
fortunate (not unlucky)66.931624.41074
moist (not dry)66.829726.295
emotional (not logical)66.756624.21129
introspective (not not introspective)66.670928.8344
forgiving (not vengeful)66.557929.41071
stylish (not slovenly)66.577824.1894
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.145927.6774
narcissistic (not low self esteem)65.865423.0111
freak (not normie)65.859125.5130
strict (not lenient)65.765128.41063
imaginative (not practical)65.637030.1986
yes-man (not contrarian)65.621634.147
complicated (not simple)65.688229.1912
metrosexual (not macho)65.665427.280
hypochondriac (not stoic)65.524826.040
whimsical (not rational)65.443527.6888
tailor (not blacksmith)65.175429.595
cultured (not rustic)65.172123.539
pensive (not serene)65.093929.798
🎩 (not 🧢)64.768932.2232
wise (not foolish)64.669024.11070
naive (not paranoid)64.627028.739
pronatalist (not child free)64.327529.1783
impulsive (not cautious)64.264930.51083
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.242032.5377
vintage (not trendy)63.9100824.9116
well behaved (not mischievous)63.551029.4917
tactful (not indiscreet)63.577133.1222
🥵 (not 🥶)63.558127.1106
dog person (not cat person)63.555537.551
vanilla (not kinky)63.356528.8857
vegan (not cannibal)63.365827.089
profound (not ironic)63.341930.6104
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.178324.2799
👟 (not 🥾)63.157132.0236
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.188131.533
soft (not hard)62.956028.1612
smooth (not rough)62.857726.0860
innocent (not worldly)62.729028.11036
sheltered (not street-smart)62.642227.2993
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.542327.0792
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)62.585031.9901
bad-cook (not good-cook)62.353830.2108
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.292733.7946
extravagant (not thrifty)62.261431.6109
radical (not centrist)62.259833.534
flamboyant (not modest)62.162928.81050
soft (not hard)62.160328.1895
factual (not poetic)61.972730.3102
giggling (not chortling)61.732934.597
methodical (not astonishing)61.683633.7912
spicy (not mild)61.693229.1921
sugarcoated (not frank)61.616031.448
decorative (not utilitarian)61.437032.0529
French (not Russian)61.278529.099
fixable (not unfixable)61.282531.796
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.164531.7262
theist (not atheist)61.042028.5494
pointed (not random)61.0121933.4112
tautology (not oxymoron)60.914033.421
specialist (not generalist)60.681432.8531
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.547533.2101
playful (not serious)60.355125.31108
insider (not outsider)60.346031.4688
moody (not stable)60.2103927.31077
sensitive (not thick-skinned)60.259827.71116
western (not eastern)60.0101133.5292
😊 (not 🤣)60.095637.1262
exaggerating (not factual)59.972231.5132
wild (not tame)59.896329.0986
empirical (not theoretical)59.661031.0837
rich (not poor)59.691816.4836
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.276327.5885
demure (not vain)59.266125.4845
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.074132.1133
👻 (not 🤖)58.874031.5201
neurotypical (not autistic)58.7131328.5811
historical (not modern)58.764728.7709
literal (not metaphorical)58.697231.2908
🤡 (not 👽)58.251629.4218
young (not old)57.8109718.7987
real (not philosophical)57.8108431.7674
repetitive (not varied)57.787930.5392
unorthodox (not traditional)57.791731.8597
coordinated (not clumsy)57.3118332.2915
🐮 (not 🐷)56.599232.1278
whippersnapper (not sage)56.373132.892
alert (not oblivious)56.2118032.5260
obedient (not rebellious)56.160032.0878
frugal (not lavish)56.092726.5883
OCD (not ADHD)56.0109136.7122
humble (not arrogant)55.874427.41047
thin (not thick)55.8104724.6662
unassuming (not pretentious)55.762331.5258
industrial (not domestic)55.682630.7513
juvenile (not mature)55.576325.7591
low-tech (not high-tech)55.384624.4876
😏 (not 😬)55.299031.9233
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.170529.1313
😎 (not 🧐)55.192834.3270
🐐 (not 🦒)55.1119734.6343
concrete (not abstract)54.9105734.8251
luddite (not technophile)54.883524.2776
always down (not picky)54.559433.837
🐩 (not 🐒)54.494333.9247
Greek (not Roman)54.461329.764
vulnerable (not armoured)54.260428.9937
rock (not rap)54.2168832.241
hunter (not gatherer)54.199834.399
orange (not purple)53.885633.0814
urban (not rural)53.8133930.0363
artistic (not scientific)53.689028.31041
indulgent (not sober)53.696830.2924
deviant (not average)53.6117629.5663
air (not earth)53.449435.8112
comedic (not dramatic)53.253830.1133
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.989532.2247
mainstream (not arcane)52.870730.0835
Pepsi (not Coke)52.770335.8106
awkward (not charming)52.565427.71189
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)52.4133627.3271
gossiping (not confidential)52.359029.81159
crafty (not scholarly)52.3116128.11161
instinctual (not reasoned)52.2110932.6931
subjective (not objective)52.292933.3572
spiritual (not skeptical)52.148028.0971
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.148428.2652
lover (not fighter)52.194432.3122
flirtatious (not prudish)52.1106023.745
avant-garde (not classical)51.976432.0546
ludicrous (not sensible)51.874329.6920
reasonable (not deranged)51.6114626.1226
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.381429.8723
off-key (not musical)51.3110132.4107
melee (not ranged)51.370033.569
compersive (not jealous)51.199028.8819
monastic (not hedonist)51.180328.4165
intimate (not formal)51.0101630.4346
circular (not linear)50.991734.5112
chaste (not lustful)50.285224.01080
attentive (not interrupting)50.7106434.5111

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jane Villanueva (0.807)
  2. Kara Danvers (0.806)
  3. Chris Traeger (0.796)
  4. Jess Day (0.775)
  5. Donna Moss (0.772)
  6. Terry Jeffords (0.769)
  7. Caroline Forbes (0.768)
  8. Waverly Earp (0.767)
  9. Sam Seaborn (0.764)
  10. Kitty Forman (0.747)
  1. Nick Dunne (-0.536)
  2. Kermit (-0.491)
  3. Moe Szyslak (-0.47)
  4. Tommy (-0.458)
  5. Cypher (-0.452)
  6. Eric O'Bannon (-0.45)
  7. A.J. Soprano (-0.442)
  8. Dennis Nedry (-0.431)
  9. Sam Healy (-0.424)
  10. Theon Greyjoy (-0.414)

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

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


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