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April Ludgate Personality Statistics

April Ludgate 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
frank (not sugarcoated)95.9116.131
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)94.62911.097
never cries (not often crying)94.22311.426
indie (not pop)93.5510.137
goth (not flower child)93.1158.216
rebellious (not obedient)93.14710.2915
mischievous (not well behaved)92.95110.6976
badass (not weakass)92.710113.9105
punk rock (not preppy)92.62112.7122
unorthodox (not traditional)92.22710.9621
sarcastic (not genuine)91.81314.8961
distant (not touchy-feely)91.41615.630
weird (not normal)90.63712.51145
gloomy (not sunny)90.12512.699
pessimistic (not optimistic)89.8613.9917
cynical (not gullible)89.75320.738
outlaw (not sheriff)89.46113.8969
radical (not centrist)89.31718.727
jaded (not innocent)89.27212.430
feisty (not gracious)89.04412.3991
stubborn (not accommodating)89.012816.6143
contrarian (not yes-man)89.03717.631
guarded (not open)88.98814.4964
night owl (not morning lark)88.75312.5745
conspiracist (not sheeple)88.73214.1736
individualist (not communal)88.74815.6656
🦇 (not 🐿)88.72418.4217
atheist (not theist)88.51714.8556
freak (not normie)88.54314.0124
fearmongering (not reassuring)88.54211.833
chaotic (not orderly)88.47515.01093
edgy (not politically correct)88.43814.6928
bad boy (not white knight)87.65913.022
insulting (not complimentary)87.45916.1660
🤺 (not 🏌)87.410015.6266
spontaneous (not scheduled)87.28517.0926
deviant (not average)87.06214.2754
quirky (not predictable)87.03720.532
freelance (not corporate)86.910516.586
young (not old)86.711014.6939
😈 (not 😇)86.710117.0252
arcane (not mainstream)86.62118.7976
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)86.53419.9349
monotone (not expressive)86.51625.138
suspicious (not trusting)86.312816.41150
reserved (not chatty)86.36615.71115
dominant (not submissive)86.223816.71048
kinky (not vanilla)86.25914.8918
anarchist (not statist)86.13318.3325
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.04318.01203
armoured (not vulnerable)85.97417.4966
creative (not conventional)85.88217.71129
reclusive (not social)85.84815.4370
👽 (not 🤡)85.81319.9215
rock (not rap)85.811117.734
beautiful (not ugly)85.735816.0597
vengeful (not forgiving)85.615115.41087
leisurely (not hurried)85.42216.51150
quarrelsome (not warm)85.314516.0923
emancipated (not enslaved)85.25418.0873
heathen (not devout)85.02118.3873
🎨 (not 🏀)85.016919.5119
queen (not princess)85.016622.328
introvert (not extrovert)84.93318.0952
scandalous (not proper)84.712315.61031
avant-garde (not classical)84.71616.8568
slacker (not workaholic)84.64216.6656
secretive (not open-book)84.516921.2120
backdoor (not official)84.48118.81070
liberal (not conservative)84.38121.3243
fire (not water)83.818323.6151
wild (not tame)83.721418.41025
demonic (not angelic)83.511015.5911
feminist (not sexist)83.526418.1276
alpha (not beta)83.429321.1864
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)83.311219.3253
rude (not respectful)83.210215.51140
cold (not warm)83.212416.9926
bored (not interested)83.2423.6123
egalitarian (not racist)83.142019.5210
spicy (not mild)83.020419.5913
street-smart (not sheltered)83.024218.71016
impatient (not patient)83.021417.3374
zany (not regular)83.012119.8246
impulsive (not cautious)82.818021.31108
private (not gregarious)82.811321.7919
trolling (not triggered)82.62423.880
haunted (not blissful)82.617521.2104
bad-cook (not good-cook)82.56617.394
skeptical (not spiritual)82.417121.81063
intense (not lighthearted)82.428321.5105
extreme (not moderate)82.326718.8877
tardy (not on-time)82.37618.7127
remote (not involved)82.2618.1924
moody (not stable)82.123920.61057
interesting (not tiresome)81.919221.0940
machiavellian (not transparent)81.911326.034
concise (not long-winded)81.94117.023
judgemental (not accepting)81.819122.7754
unpatriotic (not patriotic)81.7719.2244
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.78417.320
sorrowful (not cheery)81.411216.11160
ferocious (not pacifist)81.425520.31091
mad (not glad)81.414817.9258
winter (not summer)81.212527.429
hipster (not basic)80.94818.3897
hunter (not gatherer)80.722423.983
🛌 (not 🧗)80.65324.9367
competitive (not cooperative)80.436519.61110
abstract (not concrete)80.16523.0240
cunning (not honorable)80.017320.81137
💀 (not 🎃)79.914629.4122
resourceful (not helpless)79.756221.6625
important (not irrelevant)79.753522.4378
attractive (not repulsive)79.545821.71150
hard (not soft)79.521819.8600
unmotivated (not motivated)79.41623.226
pro (not noob)79.345922.4234
plays hard (not works hard)79.211019.0932
efficient (not overprepared)79.16718.593
complicated (not simple)79.029722.9864
messy (not neat)79.015418.5710
purple (not orange)78.96724.6817
crafty (not scholarly)78.920718.31172
cannibal (not vegan)78.816421.581
underachiever (not overachiever)78.83420.5133
artistic (not scientific)78.716818.51104
legit (not scrub)78.534822.5333
hard (not soft)78.425721.0877
independent (not codependent)78.432525.01241
high IQ (not low IQ)78.362317.91012
resistant (not resigned)78.320625.0904
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.29830.9227
bossy (not meek)78.249021.2935
perverted (not clean)78.113419.8115
ludicrous (not sensible)78.015521.8899
child free (not pronatalist)78.017423.8796
psychopath (not empath)77.920522.0105
focused on the present (not focused on the future)77.84321.6886
stoic (not expressive)77.710327.61164
outsider (not insider)77.511128.6721
genius (not dunce)77.435517.01140
instinctual (not reasoned)77.421722.4961
goof-off (not studious)77.416823.2264
opinionated (not neutral)77.169529.0117
natural-talent (not hard-work)76.83422.1153
slothful (not active)76.73818.2902
mighty (not puny)76.742722.6932
ironic (not profound)76.76025.6113
nihilist (not existentialist)76.61725.8582
bitter (not sweet)76.125020.9959
direct (not roundabout)76.042028.9922
opinionated (not jealous)76.036529.925
crazy (not sane)75.924123.6253
🙃 (not 🥰)75.817630.7347
pensive (not serene)75.723621.995
unemotional (not emotional)75.77824.622
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.636127.5942
funny (not humorless)75.532426.6863
awkward (not charming)75.412822.41165
chosen one (not everyman)75.420525.628
apathetic (not curious)75.23027.51110
imaginative (not practical)75.216826.1936
demanding (not unchallenging)75.263328.9149
😎 (not 🧐)75.026629.6261
👻 (not 🤖)75.010929.8246
miserable (not joyful)74.928722.6248
🧠 (not 💪)74.950823.9240
exaggerating (not factual)74.732028.7122
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.749826.2938
nerd (not jock)74.644421.5970
treasure (not trash)74.669829.2283
blacksmith (not tailor)74.616927.289
loyal (not traitorous)74.579625.91085
believable (not poorly-written)74.559821.5105
paranoid (not naive)74.125420.722
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.016625.9771
extraordinary (not mundane)73.946426.4932
interrupting (not attentive)73.926327.3102
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.819124.4107
rough (not smooth)73.720822.3929
debased (not pure)73.728323.7890
juvenile (not mature)73.725121.7635
modern (not historical)73.628324.0724
nonpolitical (not political)73.610525.3855
explorer (not builder)73.423922.41079
perceptive (not unobservant)73.478727.7100
experimental (not reliable)73.324728.4103
salacious (not wholesome)73.227123.5227
family-first (not work-first)73.234022.21011
varied (not repetitive)73.14725.8412
cocky (not timid)73.163626.231
brave (not careful)73.040224.61060
depressed (not bright)73.015322.9928
barbaric (not civilized)72.915019.7907
vague (not precise)72.95926.0728
alert (not oblivious)72.954227.4220
thin (not thick)72.527924.2650
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.513529.5110
whimsical (not rational)72.224926.7900
deranged (not reasonable)72.125523.3239
chic (not cheesy)72.121822.233
lazy (not diligent)72.15823.41145
poisonous (not nurturing)72.027821.8369
genocidal (not not genocidal)71.917126.635
spontaneous (not deliberate)71.822130.8967
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.854624.5100
devoted (not unfaithful)71.890624.624
fortunate (not unlucky)71.717219.2957
quiet (not loud)71.626824.9941
high standards (not desperate)71.644924.0113
Russian (not French)71.610725.781
lewd (not tasteful)71.417022.51097
random (not pointed)71.312530.5126
disreputable (not prestigious)71.216921.8863
competent (not incompetent)71.184526.2915
intellectual (not physical)71.057424.81053
thick-skinned (not sensitive)70.829026.31055
loveable (not punchable)70.844126.7103
subdued (not exuberant)70.811430.0111
fighter (not lover)70.630625.4107
wooden (not plastic)70.645227.0110
aloof (not obsessed)70.52728.2911
🐒 (not 🐩)70.324727.8211
lenient (not strict)70.227728.61037
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)70.163421.8254
sturdy (not flimsy)69.861126.784
bookish (not sporty)69.861120.7903
one-faced (not two-faced)69.760332.5134
🤣 (not 😊)69.722127.6267
unpolished (not eloquent)69.624424.0985
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)69.654526.722
slugabed (not go-getter)69.54225.8212
chortling (not giggling)69.542428.2109
cryptic (not straightforward)69.411633.7939
real (not philosophical)69.442327.8699
worldly (not innocent)69.268423.91124
deep (not shallow)69.048625.5306
lustful (not chaste)68.844122.81032
decisive (not hesitant)68.868328.4920
rugged (not refined)68.736421.71042
urban (not rural)68.765426.2312
indulgent (not sober)68.644326.2890
literary (not mathematical)68.635923.0784
disorganized (not self-disciplined)68.521126.6873
biased (not impartial)68.455229.4905
poor (not rich)68.327119.3853
cool (not dorky)68.146829.1211
receiving (not giving)67.932728.930
Italian (not Swedish)67.934728.574
reactive (not proactive)67.824430.524
drop out (not valedictorian)67.629128.1242
soulless (not soulful)67.520627.8602
realist (not idealist)67.536630.5694
ADHD (not OCD)67.526527.9125
angry (not good-humored)67.331426.8954
sexual (not asexual)67.367823.8109
thrifty (not extravagant)66.737126.0112
chill (not offended)66.623531.396
bold (not shy)66.5107528.61064
😏 (not 😬)66.543130.7231
assertive (not passive)66.482029.9897
sad (not happy)66.354623.0911
🥴 (not 🥳)66.237630.2222
dispassionate (not romantic)66.218328.198
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.171829.5928
hedonist (not monastic)66.038030.4184
off-key (not musical)66.036627.188
creepy (not disarming)65.919527.3386
knowledgeable (not ignorant)65.781025.596
villainous (not heroic)65.623724.01105
monochrome (not multicolored)65.439234.3597
selfish (not altruistic)65.343825.61000
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)65.247925.5797
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.248930.283
vintage (not trendy)65.275926.0106
gamer (not non-gamer)65.228427.7113
introspective (not not introspective)65.159927.9348
dry (not moist)65.134932.989
resolute (not wavering)65.072928.4180
muddy (not washed)65.028429.328
animalistic (not human)64.918525.6873
unprepared (not hoarder)64.821128.0897
🐀 (not 🐘)64.631431.5335
realistic (not ambitious)64.623329.6107
🥶 (not 🥵)64.430135.0112
love-focused (not money-focused)64.478727.024
self-destructive (not self-improving)64.250227.897
confident (not insecure)64.180528.6965
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.120726.2810
arrogant (not humble)64.062424.4998
🤐 (not 😜)64.046634.1219
fresh (not stinky)64.080328.9353
intimate (not formal)63.644027.8338
healthy (not sickly)63.489726.2861
😭 (not 😀)63.437826.8259
whippersnapper (not sage)63.337530.389
short (not tall)63.238420.7859
jealous (not compersive)63.147126.9784
overspender (not penny-pincher)63.138327.8321
🤫 (not 🤔)63.118333.8228
scruffy (not manicured)62.840324.41112
cruel (not kind)62.728423.0884
loose (not tight)62.729331.0105
prideful (not envious)62.495128.3157
doer (not thinker)62.271933.3130
astonishing (not methodical)62.131431.6823
unambitious (not driven)62.16727.3978
circular (not linear)61.932029.483
authoritarian (not democratic)61.847132.3853
🐐 (not 🦒)61.861732.0309
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.763527.3642
charming (not trusting)61.357724.4831
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.269926.879
industrial (not domestic)60.948627.1520
unassuming (not pretentious)60.634430.1227
technophile (not luddite)60.544926.3698
antagonist (not protagonist)60.428730.023
folksy (not presidential)60.348327.970
bold (not serious)59.864033.1896
variable (not consistent)59.832134.5112
📈 (not 📉)59.779334.6234
entitled (not grateful)59.762124.8109
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.677732.3112
stingy (not generous)59.243825.6111
coordinated (not clumsy)58.791727.4856
high-tech (not low-tech)58.759626.0816
sleepy (not frenzied)58.77829.1104
🤠 (not 🤑)58.577931.1207
chivalrous (not businesslike)58.555526.794
utilitarian (not decorative)58.482628.5522
dramatic (not no-nonsense)58.265034.7405
subjective (not objective)58.046632.5491
🐮 (not 🐷)58.065730.8280
calm (not anxious)57.845629.5865
straight (not queer)57.8115629.8385
transient (not permanent)57.736930.4376
confidential (not gossiping)57.691633.51094
oxymoron (not tautology)57.666731.719
wise (not foolish)57.477325.41095
open-minded (not close-minded)57.181131.31114
melee (not ranged)57.136433.984
still (not twitchy)57.144533.8128
cultured (not rustic)57.083130.235
feminine (not masculine)56.856320.71023
privileged (not oppressed)56.595424.187
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)56.2101528.8183
frugal (not lavish)56.073927.7803
vibrant (not geriatric)56.0103132.092
specialist (not generalist)55.985031.0496
comedic (not dramatic)55.937234.9110
fantastical (not realistic)55.856732.985
enlightened (not lost)55.757829.697
earth (not air)55.795435.5111
flirtatious (not prudish)55.677631.336
suspicious (not awkward)55.494433.0937
English (not German)55.4133134.887
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.440431.3106
🌟 (not 💩)55.3110736.2194
🦄 (not 🐴)55.256737.6231
master (not apprentice)55.198633.1453
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.959127.8736
cat person (not dog person)54.764238.628
playful (not serious)54.355131.61033
slovenly (not stylish)54.349225.7911
playful (not shy)54.3108930.1902
autistic (not neurotypical)54.219827.6794
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.2122030.11098
tactful (not indiscreet)53.997834.4209
👟 (not 🥾)53.972734.8240
picky (not always down)53.988534.330
persistent (not quitter)53.7148631.4226
epic (not deep)53.672435.3105
libertarian (not socialist)53.388832.9848
fast (not slow)53.2111230.6854
common sense (not analysis)53.254030.332
captain (not first-mate)53.174734.81139
💝 (not 💔)52.977134.4338
metrosexual (not macho)52.892331.585
🧕 (not 💃)52.746332.0375
modest (not flamboyant)52.682730.31073
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.683432.7885
🎩 (not 🧢)52.481236.0241
Coke (not Pepsi)52.478237.5110
gendered (not androgynous)52.3142627.5383
emotional (not logical)52.182930.41060
western (not eastern)52.0119033.0299
equitable (not hypocritical)51.684428.9577
metaphorical (not literal)51.547233.1950
Greek (not Roman)51.568733.861
empirical (not theoretical)51.395831.0757
vain (not demure)51.382627.1869
traumatized (not flourishing)51.3105130.391
fixable (not unfixable)51.398229.090
pack rat (not minimalist)51.266632.1194
tense (not relaxed)51.1125230.81133
rigid (not flexible)51.191731.0949
poetic (not factual)51.061933.2108
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.878532.0641
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)50.874829.1244

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Steven Hyde (0.82)
  2. Janis Ian (0.799)
  3. John Bender (0.765)
  4. Maeby Funke (0.762)
  5. Jane Margolis (0.749)
  6. Allison Reynolds (0.745)
  7. Bertram Gilfoyle (0.732)
  8. Haymitch Abernathy (0.729)
  9. Erin Naird (0.72)
  10. Patrick Verona (0.717)
  1. Ned Flanders (-0.639)
  2. Ted Mullens (-0.596)
  3. Glenn Sturgis (-0.579)
  4. Jerry Gergich (-0.566)
  5. Kenneth Parcell (-0.554)
  6. Billy Keikeya (-0.543)
  7. William Mason (-0.538)
  8. Charlotte York (-0.52)
  9. Melanie Hamilton (-0.505)
  10. Charles Bingley (-0.504)

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: ENTP (r = 0.52)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.24)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.24)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.15)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.07)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.03)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.01)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.02)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.06)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.07)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.16)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.18)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.21)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.21)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.22)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.31)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.33)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.34)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.35)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.38)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.45)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.58)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.71)


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