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Principal Skinner Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Principal Skinner is a character from The Simpsons.

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 500 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
anti-prank (not prankster)95.21010.217
basic (not hipster)89.2814.8401
rejected (not popular)88.26411.013
conventional (not creative)88.01915.9447
cliché (not original)87.9620.315
mechanical (not natural)87.83113.720
homebody (not world traveler)87.25010.715
side character (not main character)86.57917.234
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.313819.1398
obedient (not rebellious)86.32718.1375
nonpartisan (not activist)86.3914.212
resists change (not likes change)86.311917.616
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)85.95017.9359
routine (not innovative)85.95720.314
handshakes (not hugs)85.231520.516
awkward (not comfortable)84.18717.014
sheriff (not outlaw)83.912720.8359
mundane (not extraordinary)83.81818.5366
zebra (not lion)83.89321.822
uptight (not easy)83.625022.823
weakass (not badass)83.63216.556
non-gamer (not gamer)83.612229.852
tense (not relaxed)83.333017.2424
preppy (not punk rock)83.317321.053
rigid (not flexible)82.912318.7340
morning lark (not night owl)82.74320.5274
tame (not wild)82.74419.7356
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)82.65722.860
uncreative (not open to new experinces)82.03620.7425
traumatized (not flourishing)81.919618.151
close-minded (not open-minded)81.710017.5373
old-fashioned (not progressive)81.714619.516
serious (not playful)81.630019.3469
sheltered (not street-smart)81.37321.4309
dorky (not cool)81.011220.0126
militaristic (not hippie)80.838221.220
repetitive (not varied)80.73919.9158
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.530021.6379
prying (not unmeddlesome)80.233418.215
traditional (not unorthodox)80.010925.4105
chronically single (not serial dater)79.935729.713
judgemental (not accepting)79.726920.6261
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)79.68622.420
mild (not spicy)79.66824.0365
stingy (not generous)79.518021.285
practical (not imaginative)79.425823.8372
moderate (not gluttonous)79.425618.313
corporate (not freelance)79.415124.253
generic (not insightful)79.33522.516
flawed (not perfect)79.236618.316
social climber (not nonconformist)79.113522.316
bookish (not sporty)78.852723.4373
manicured (not scruffy)78.657323.0394
capitalist (not communist)78.528227.423
gendered (not androgynous)78.473326.8108
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.331723.394
tiresome (not interesting)78.22320.5328
enslaved (not emancipated)78.12624.5298
formal (not intimate)78.118922.1176
offended (not chill)78.125623.148
often crying (not never cries)77.914524.027
on-time (not tardy)77.956025.972
repressed (not forward)77.77724.214
annoying (not unannoying)77.622724.612
beta (not alpha)77.618126.9335
methodical (not astonishing)77.520322.2406
biased (not impartial)77.527221.6356
nerd (not jock)77.446725.1376
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.216923.989
serious (not bold)77.210423.3417
grumpy (not cheery)77.137316.218
codependent (not independent)77.113828.5356
low-tech (not high-tech)76.920819.5315
🙃 (not 🥰)76.920522.3177
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)76.734619.418
orderly (not chaotic)76.634626.4382
neat (not messy)76.648025.6290
classical (not avant-garde)76.615427.482
patriotic (not unpatriotic)76.634026.0129
🧐 (not 😎)76.216723.2117
punchable (not loveable)76.120523.562
old (not young)75.926914.7432
historical (not modern)75.923220.6229
miserable (not joyful)75.830924.6124
guarded (not open)75.766521.3378
civilized (not barbaric)75.761123.1423
OCD (not ADHD)75.735021.038
well behaved (not mischievous)75.622326.5376
chortling (not giggling)75.422924.557
average (not deviant)75.35826.5257
authoritarian (not democratic)75.227826.1416
😬 (not 😏)75.211026.9115
straight edge (not junkie)75.168924.517
anxious (not calm)74.936023.3422
lawyerly (not engineerial)74.930211.513
everyman (not chosen one)74.812129.949
uninspiring (not charismatic)74.84725.7311
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.730419.863
resentful (not euphoric)74.640820.917
🐀 (not 🐘)74.615325.7184
awkward (not charming)74.517523.9409
careful (not brave)74.510423.0383
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)74.514428.950
tight (not loose)74.448229.648
vintage (not trendy)74.458424.050
conformist (not maverick)74.48821.814
humorless (not funny)74.316923.7389
sassy (not chill)74.364221.016
works hard (not plays hard)74.160624.3382
🥴 (not 🥳)74.119225.1113
conservative (not liberal)74.116428.3127
predictable (not quirky)74.012628.134
cheesy (not chic)73.827821.743
politically correct (not edgy)73.619226.6407
scholarly (not crafty)73.618924.2423
cursed (not blessed)73.649320.917
unlucky (not fortunate)73.525924.9412
haunted (not blissful)73.558822.751
triggered (not trolling)73.426928.763
human (not animalistic)73.474923.9348
💩 (not 🌟)73.415725.8116
scientific (not artistic)73.343822.6384
fussy (not sloppy)73.364928.214
white knight (not bad boy)73.150924.141
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)73.151329.113
work-first (not family-first)73.043127.8409
hypocritical (not equitable)73.027525.981
tailor (not blacksmith)73.040627.347
luddite (not technophile)72.814224.1299
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)72.837228.313
vanilla (not kinky)72.828130.8410
geriatric (not vibrant)72.77020.546
frugal (not lavish)72.728927.6352
strict (not lenient)72.645725.9419
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.622928.5177
statist (not anarchist)72.622231.4148
monotone (not expressive)72.515124.931
hygienic (not gross)72.5103225.421
flower child (not goth)72.456222.946
refined (not rugged)72.447923.2415
devout (not heathen)72.327523.9351
sexist (not feminist)72.324724.9152
picky (not always down)72.233629.432
consumer (not creator)72.121825.019
intellectual (not physical)72.068123.5447
depressed (not bright)71.824622.9342
diligent (not lazy)71.7132426.6438
sad (not happy)71.646421.6379
incompetent (not competent)71.611125.3398
🤖 (not 👻)71.521127.2120
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.234829.0386
dunce (not genius)71.114321.5499
proud (not apologetic)70.898529.517
pretentious (not unassuming)70.847129.1138
🏌 (not 🤺)70.87131.7141
skeptical (not spiritual)70.775526.0402
literal (not metaphorical)70.733528.0351
off-key (not musical)70.728127.163
official (not backdoor)70.726329.6379
coarse (not delicate)70.556331.613
antagonist (not protagonist)70.420924.246
straightforward (not cryptic)70.355728.5381
clinical (not heartfelt)70.331023.418
concrete (not abstract)70.339029.6109
employee (not entrepreneur)70.228032.517
🐐 (not 🦒)70.232229.8168
stubborn (not accommodating)70.192328.561
puny (not mighty)70.113124.8378
privileged (not oppressed)70.177632.355
unobservant (not perceptive)70.18925.347
bitter (not sweet)70.044623.4325
🐴 (not 🦄)70.046830.0119
cautious (not impulsive)69.941829.0371
earthly (not divine)69.958429.323
English (not German)69.8103530.557
💔 (not 💝)69.632827.9156
bored (not interested)69.67228.947
blind (not all-seeing)69.526230.022
😭 (not 😀)69.328327.8137
good-manners (not bad-manners)69.379024.915
foolish (not wise)69.330224.1432
quarrelsome (not warm)69.257423.8383
utilitarian (not decorative)69.257030.280
insecure (not confident)69.119829.5422
permanent (not transient)69.034727.9158
metrosexual (not macho)69.051830.247
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)69.096525.413
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)69.051230.018
shallow (not deep)68.922525.0151
can't-fix-anything (not handy)68.925527.823
tall (not short)68.859120.7438
monochrome (not multicolored)68.738429.874
entitled (not grateful)68.753328.767
flat (not bubbly)68.750329.615
submissive (not dominant)68.530230.5399
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.499031.6415
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)68.327431.4141
pensive (not serene)68.372225.839
hurried (not leisurely)68.140626.7349
political (not nonpolitical)68.053428.2398
🤡 (not 👽)68.024629.4110
fearmongering (not reassuring)68.038229.049
lost (not enlightened)67.942426.464
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.825727.9339
linear (not circular)67.820731.753
dry (not moist)67.832032.353
builder (not explorer)67.734524.6336
regular (not zany)67.723428.596
rock (not rap)67.7118431.832
domestic (not industrial)67.630329.077
child free (not pronatalist)67.665031.0282
suspicious (not trusting)67.464128.7420
sober (not indulgent)67.435530.2394
generalist (not specialist)67.47526.375
cringing away (not welcoming experience)67.435021.913
🤐 (not 😜)67.349825.6109
receiving (not giving)67.339231.144
businesslike (not chivalrous)67.247625.949
centrist (not radical)67.216135.340
catty (not supportive)67.139420.615
jealous (not compersive)67.047125.4304
workaholic (not slacker)67.0120733.099
buffoon (not charmer)66.923824.915
frenzied (not sleepy)66.7108425.854
psychopath (not empath)66.641625.556
fearful (not hopeful)66.526123.113
noob (not pro)66.417628.0116
smug (not sheepish)66.397126.115
focused (not absentminded)66.2114322.320
desperate (not high standards)66.131135.557
obsessed (not aloof)66.069930.0348
flimsy (not sturdy)66.024031.454
ironic (not profound)65.936027.451
proper (not scandalous)65.758930.5327
self-destructive (not self-improving)65.757533.755
disturbing (not enchanting)65.641620.218
arrogant (not humble)65.573327.2419
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.545927.6345
vengeful (not forgiving)65.463926.8412
resigned (not resistant)65.44931.4332
sheeple (not conspiracist)65.410431.3256
western (not eastern)65.367032.6144
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)65.331929.215
respectful (not rude)65.280327.1436
oblivious (not alert)65.230526.9108
whippersnapper (not sage)65.238229.442
blue (not red)65.156327.714
seemly (not inappropriate)65.182024.812
libertarian (not socialist)65.030930.2332
gatherer (not hunter)64.951929.759
devoted (not unfaithful)64.8142533.149
rational (not whimsical)64.773130.4394
mainstream (not arcane)64.728033.4307
scrub (not legit)64.716726.1160
unfixable (not fixable)64.734629.846
cocky (not timid)64.7106829.542
ugly (not beautiful)64.616726.4109
snoops (not minds-own-business)64.6109323.914
slow (not fast)64.518023.7337
repulsive (not attractive)64.424923.0412
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)64.447324.314
🥶 (not 🥵)64.234328.845
masculine (not feminine)63.996524.8420
studious (not goof-off)63.9105931.0118
secretive (not open-book)63.993326.760
two-faced (not one-faced)63.742131.057
savory (not sweet)63.777319.113
unfrivolous (not goofy)63.785325.814
utopian (not dystopian)63.549031.115
Roman (not Greek)63.433128.637
gullible (not cynical)63.436831.838
spirited (not lifeless)63.4127930.212
🐿 (not 🦇)63.375731.492
neurotypical (not autistic)63.2113728.0352
water (not fire)63.244328.948
washed (not muddy)63.290630.345
helpless (not resourceful)63.113930.7104
cannibal (not vegan)63.158831.757
earth (not air)63.181030.946
cold (not warm)63.057524.3351
ignorant (not knowledgeable)63.026726.369
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.033028.435
irrelevant (not important)62.810828.2220
intense (not lighthearted)62.8104427.144
pointless (not meaningful)62.818130.713
sorrowful (not cheery)62.785226.0432
📉 (not 📈)62.719031.4121
long-winded (not concise)62.741731.137
fake (not real)62.728031.013
salacious (not wholesome)62.656127.5116
trash (not treasure)62.623227.7134
insomniac (not slumbering)62.6111025.714
stoic (not expressive)62.548929.1385
jaded (not innocent)62.4103024.654
🤔 (not 🤫)62.365133.0112
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.325931.344
negative (not positive)62.358130.616
noble (not jovial)62.289129.913
mad (not glad)62.178527.9111
things-person (not people-person)62.158131.023
presidential (not folksy)62.075332.349
exaggerating (not factual)62.069430.348
pointed (not random)62.0121532.847
healthy (not sickly)61.9118025.8367
impatient (not patient)61.993730.4145
🧠 (not 💪)61.9114027.1115
reactive (not proactive)61.954630.936
loyal (not traitorous)61.8140829.9367
reasoned (not instinctual)61.845731.5354
opinionated (not neutral)61.8153534.675
prideful (not envious)61.7126132.876
insulting (not complimentary)61.661429.482
overprepared (not efficient)61.615925.840
factual (not poetic)61.675528.452
princess (not queen)61.544334.635
creepy (not disarming)61.432027.8168
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.3111431.1138
problematic (not woke)61.367529.018
highbrow (not lowbrow)61.289225.8374
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.234431.252
normie (not freak)61.253534.169
pacifist (not ferocious)61.148327.9347
apathetic (not curious)61.120328.4389
analytical (not intuitive)61.166627.914
cat person (not dog person)61.066231.934
crazy (not sane)60.972827.9110
selfish (not altruistic)60.863627.4395
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)60.883626.513
moderate (not extreme)60.642331.7360
yes-man (not contrarian)60.634735.949
angry (not good-humored)60.560825.0337
private (not gregarious)60.499929.5365
vain (not demure)60.473727.9349
subdued (not exuberant)60.345831.446
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.268230.6135
🎩 (not 🧢)60.282833.4142
eloquent (not unpolished)60.1101928.4317
self-conscious (not self-assured)60.032633.0353
demanding (not unchallenging)60.0137534.970
off target (not accurate)60.036732.220
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)59.860130.3137
grounded (not fantasy-prone)59.877637.118
deep (not epic)59.654528.345
active (not slothful)59.5155227.3331
prudish (not flirtatious)59.560233.448
love shy (not cassanova)59.571929.013
racist (not egalitarian)59.321930.4101
🐷 (not 🐮)59.336333.3167
reader (not writer)59.358532.014
simple (not complicated)59.232131.3329
nice (not naughty)59.279522.817
straight (not queer)59.1135433.6155
idealist (not realist)59.167434.392
monastic (not hedonist)59.141829.477
modest (not flamboyant)58.987632.0420
reclusive (not social)58.965329.9182
pack rat (not minimalist)58.955830.4100
lover (not fighter)58.974630.457
opinionated (not jealous)58.9134431.151
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.851534.851
chaste (not lustful)58.758630.2338
oxymoron (not tautology)58.768428.727
spartan (not glamorous)58.693327.415
interrupting (not attentive)58.471732.644
genuine (not sarcastic)58.384230.6319
gossiping (not confidential)58.350830.0368
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.339632.838
gloomy (not sunny)58.391728.842
deranged (not reasonable)58.262628.9130
passive (not assertive)58.135531.0344
communal (not individualist)58.146332.467
quivering (not unstirring)58.137332.213
tasteful (not lewd)58.0114330.1397
analysis (not common sense)58.086328.340
empirical (not theoretical)57.975231.9359
harsh (not gentle)57.984225.814
competitive (not cooperative)57.8107732.1372
awkward (not suspicious)57.849233.6361
poor (not rich)57.764525.3325
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.774431.940
persistent (not quitter)57.6187231.8128
weird (not normal)57.5102328.9422
indiscreet (not tactful)57.544430.683
Pepsi (not Coke)57.543038.162
theist (not atheist)57.453827.266
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.471531.839
🛌 (not 🧗)57.250131.9203
money-focused (not love-focused)57.252733.344
trusting (not charming)57.165826.4341
🤣 (not 😊)57.157431.292
unstable (not stable)57.199530.216
moody (not stable)56.9119029.5392
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.881630.1344
first-mate (not captain)56.885834.2375
soulless (not soulful)56.838630.498
shy (not playful)56.737525.6376
introvert (not extrovert)56.665828.2377
urban (not rural)56.6127732.2180
experimental (not reliable)56.673830.249
thrifty (not extravagant)56.685233.450
parental (not childlike)56.697435.414
involved (not remote)56.5141530.7321
mature (not juvenile)56.599532.1101
bold (not shy)56.4162728.4407
logical (not emotional)56.474130.9427
🥾 (not 👟)56.479733.1113
dramatic (not comedic)56.3126531.637
not introspective (not introspective)56.240731.6140
melee (not ranged)56.248732.634
literary (not mathematical)56.1109130.1322
paranoid (not naive)56.0108732.441
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.981231.6306
vulnerable (not armoured)55.756831.9326
valedictorian (not drop out)55.7122332.0123
stinky (not fresh)55.749431.5163
sensible (not ludicrous)55.6108631.1380
winter (not summer)55.584431.534
emotional (not unemotional)55.4137329.636
overthinker (not underthinker)55.4142339.016
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.385130.7318
driven (not unambitious)55.3179231.5370
machiavellian (not transparent)55.382934.137
wooden (not plastic)55.2137336.343
ambitious (not realistic)55.1112131.765
twitchy (not still)55.1111432.066
bossy (not meek)54.9134132.2429
precise (not vague)54.9128230.8262
wavering (not resolute)54.937531.890
perverted (not clean)54.959132.469
poisonous (not nurturing)54.867427.5124
🐩 (not 🐒)54.896536.9113
hesitant (not decisive)54.747029.8366
slugabed (not go-getter)54.718231.090
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)54.7116734.143
down2earth (not head@clouds)54.699033.1371
leader (not follower)54.6125230.314
clumsy (not coordinated)54.557830.3387
existentialist (not nihilist)54.4122631.770
cultured (not rustic)54.4117929.043
🤠 (not 🤑)54.3117033.4112
asexual (not sexual)54.352733.448
honorable (not cunning)54.2112528.9398
touchy-feely (not distant)54.277631.345
physicist (not photographer)54.282033.914
objective (not subjective)54.076331.268
debased (not pure)53.884929.9384
sincere (not irreverent)53.8135832.119
mellow (not energetic)53.781628.713
not genocidal (not genocidal)53.6144332.334
innocent (not worldly)53.552229.7421
low IQ (not high IQ)53.529627.0335
realistic (not fantastical)53.5111631.356
wired (not tired)53.5122132.612
hard (not soft)53.4107129.9362
thin (not thick)53.4116526.4250
frank (not sugarcoated)53.4156033.549
loud (not quiet)53.2101429.1385
consistent (not variable)53.2119630.842
bashful (not exhibitionist)53.259035.654
manic (not mild)53.2119230.215
outsider (not insider)53.0100933.5215
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.999030.4136
💀 (not 🎃)52.999732.550
prestigious (not disreputable)52.8127530.2303
Swedish (not Italian)52.886132.244
🏀 (not 🎨)52.874632.150
cruel (not kind)52.750824.0423
😈 (not 😇)52.791030.0128
real (not philosophical)52.6135229.9249
stylish (not slovenly)52.5128028.0399
motivated (not unmotivated)52.4184735.840
hoarder (not unprepared)52.3125530.7299
kangaroo (not dolphin)52.390128.514
purple (not orange)52.197232.0322
roundabout (not direct)52.148132.4375
smooth (not rough)52.198227.3283
social chameleon (not strong identity)52.137236.215
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.074534.8240
Russian (not French)52.065029.941
wolf (not bear)51.9121526.815
believable (not poorly-written)51.7192231.543
underachiever (not overachiever)51.737634.357
believing (not questioning)51.564330.617
evolutionist (not creationist)51.5122630.612
🧕 (not 💃)51.464731.5155
reluctant (not eager)51.460929.012
angelic (not demonic)51.3117723.9397
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.394131.3353
dispassionate (not romantic)51.255432.257
pop (not indie)51.263630.443
apprentice (not master)51.167129.6167
hard (not soft)51.0111831.1103
gracious (not feisty)50.958727.0287
feeler (not thinker)50.9116129.820
doer (not thinker)50.2142432.167
withdrawn (not outgoing)50.287822.312
reserved (not chatty)50.3103030.0372
villainous (not heroic)50.751923.1358
unfriendly (not friendly)50.468128.314
no-nonsense (not dramatic)50.593834.5141

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. James Norrington (0.812)
  2. Frank Burns (0.8)
  3. Mr. William Collins (0.799)
  4. Petunia Dursley (0.783)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (0.775)
  6. Walter Stratford (0.775)
  7. Jim Burns (0.77)
  8. Michael Groff (0.764)
  9. Ashley Barrett (0.755)
  10. Sam Healy (0.753)
  1. Nymphadora Tonks (-0.616)
  2. Hobbes (-0.604)
  3. Amanita Caplan (-0.592)
  4. Goh Peik Lin (-0.592)
  5. George Weasley (-0.589)
  6. Robin Hood (-0.575)
  7. Jack Dawson (-0.566)
  8. Ed (-0.565)
  9. Phoebe Buffay (-0.561)
  10. Lady Sybil Crawley (-0.558)

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

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


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