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Marge Simpson Personality Statistics

Marge Simpson 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. 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
family-first (not work-first)94.088.9430
loyal (not traitorous)92.88310.2421
kind (not cruel)92.5568.7387
diligent (not lazy)90.021511.2401
nurturing (not poisonous)89.44214.9131
🌟 (not 💩)88.39317.3119
civilized (not barbaric)88.29012.2403
respectful (not rude)88.15813.2418
pronatalist (not child free)87.7816.3357
soulful (not soulless)87.512112.861
warm (not cold)87.45814.6401
reliable (not experimental)86.93819.339
domestic (not industrial)86.9618.264
gendered (not androgynous)86.815719.3132
feminine (not masculine)86.712414.4438
human (not animalistic)86.78014.3346
neat (not messy)86.710516.0291
treasure (not trash)86.613417.2126
healthy (not sickly)86.29713.8380
resourceful (not helpless)86.221915.174
forgiving (not vengeful)85.65817.0432
heroic (not villainous)85.322014.2437
competent (not incompetent)85.225517.7350
beautiful (not ugly)85.031815.185
persistent (not quitter)84.849816.5124
altruistic (not selfish)84.67315.1446
sensible (not ludicrous)84.25117.6415
angelic (not demonic)83.78516.3388
works hard (not plays hard)83.615516.3383
active (not slothful)83.627515.2353
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.430519.3372
romantic (not dispassionate)83.313817.045
complimentary (not insulting)83.27020.289
humble (not arrogant)83.16014.2417
mature (not juvenile)83.112118.177
egalitarian (not racist)82.934115.6122
frenzied (not sleepy)82.910910.230
important (not irrelevant)82.832520.7201
morning lark (not night owl)82.42819.5288
orderly (not chaotic)82.211918.7446
involved (not remote)81.911718.9355
cautious (not impulsive)81.86518.1459
well behaved (not mischievous)81.85719.2405
manicured (not scruffy)81.532718.5366
🐩 (not 🐒)81.511520.6104
warm (not quarrelsome)81.27418.9410
disarming (not creepy)80.911417.7131
wholesome (not salacious)80.815720.9108
permanent (not transient)80.64922.3131
tasteful (not lewd)80.412418.8414
honorable (not cunning)80.412320.5456
sweet (not bitter)80.412418.6371
sunny (not gloomy)80.311619.447
sheriff (not outlaw)80.313919.2331
💝 (not 💔)80.08322.7178
😇 (not 😈)79.814019.5131
fresh (not stinky)79.825519.7179
🐿 (not 🦇)79.711318.8102
patient (not impatient)79.67023.0162
genuine (not sarcastic)79.513423.2374
proper (not scandalous)79.512619.1347
reasonable (not deranged)79.516218.9110
workaholic (not slacker)79.447121.776
basic (not hipster)79.212322.5352
loveable (not punchable)79.219716.229
devout (not heathen)79.16618.4402
😊 (not 🤣)79.110525.7121
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)78.86823.138
moderate (not extreme)78.72121.4368
go-getter (not slugabed)78.642423.2102
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.525721.9415
attractive (not repulsive)78.440817.4444
tall (not short)78.317017.2366
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.213222.9325
traditional (not unorthodox)78.19322.169
neurotypical (not autistic)78.020022.1382
legit (not scrub)78.031720.2141
politically correct (not edgy)77.86220.7364
straight (not queer)77.844625.0155
pure (not debased)77.616719.5398
straightforward (not cryptic)77.215922.5409
frugal (not lavish)77.211120.2384
valedictorian (not drop out)77.238524.1101
consistent (not variable)76.915420.743
coordinated (not clumsy)76.543222.0394
self-improving (not self-destructive)76.410425.335
triggered (not trolling)76.310621.829
cheery (not sorrowful)76.212621.6416
believable (not poorly-written)76.240419.321
official (not backdoor)76.110023.0344
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.734524.0359
refined (not rugged)75.726320.2424
🥰 (not 🙃)75.612127.2190
fixable (not unfixable)75.69622.129
🦒 (not 🐐)75.51029.1193
average (not deviant)75.34921.9243
modest (not flamboyant)75.222222.5433
social (not reclusive)75.123922.4180
low-tech (not high-tech)75.018019.4335
pro (not noob)75.049823.4118
smooth (not rough)74.913020.3368
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.416125.8400
perceptive (not unobservant)74.461725.233
low self esteem (not narcissistic)74.310020.531
cooperative (not competitive)74.214626.6422
practical (not imaginative)74.229724.1369
feminist (not sexist)74.144025.5156
English (not German)74.142624.233
preppy (not punk rock)74.133723.133
good-humored (not angry)74.027922.1388
soft (not hard)74.017723.084
theist (not atheist)73.610824.267
gatherer (not hunter)73.621026.542
master (not apprentice)73.545423.1154
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.337728.299
wise (not foolish)73.127721.2422
joyful (not miserable)73.115522.4118
demure (not vain)73.113420.2343
builder (not explorer)73.111624.3340
literary (not mathematical)73.020321.0361
tailor (not blacksmith)73.032828.828
prestigious (not disreputable)72.834220.3295
existentialist (not nihilist)72.710924.368
soft (not hard)72.620122.8366
😀 (not 😭)72.515623.4119
glad (not mad)72.416825.197
vibrant (not geriatric)72.441125.542
trusting (not suspicious)72.116625.9415
methodical (not astonishing)72.128025.1381
high IQ (not low IQ)71.970919.3319
studious (not goof-off)71.854723.3111
tense (not relaxed)71.757422.2423
artistic (not scientific)71.623720.6432
luddite (not technophile)71.614421.3297
chatty (not reserved)71.535025.1426
sober (not indulgent)71.116527.9369
communal (not individualist)70.97627.690
tactful (not indiscreet)70.731825.9109
sheeple (not conspiracist)70.64225.2245
crafty (not scholarly)70.439623.9389
hoarder (not unprepared)70.421821.1303
hurried (not leisurely)69.822923.8397
eloquent (not unpolished)69.647222.4328
bookish (not sporty)69.649221.8369
bright (not depressed)69.526124.2332
nerd (not jock)69.347122.4395
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.226924.5162
pacifist (not ferocious)69.017826.2461
tame (not wild)69.019823.6337
happy (not sad)68.917921.8349
curious (not apathetic)68.945027.0378
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.931325.9379
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)68.930430.187
intellectual (not physical)68.850924.4390
anxious (not calm)68.837625.7388
📈 (not 📉)68.832427.495
trusting (not charming)68.613727.1419
mainstream (not arcane)68.311029.1335
🧠 (not 💪)68.257824.1127
French (not Russian)68.229327.038
obedient (not rebellious)68.021325.4350
charismatic (not uninspiring)68.067627.3310
repetitive (not varied)68.026527.3134
knowledgeable (not ignorant)68.060726.830
tight (not loose)68.052824.432
thin (not thick)67.936826.1266
sturdy (not flimsy)67.956228.229
vegan (not cannibal)67.630722.933
👟 (not 🥾)67.428329.1105
normal (not weird)67.320326.2417
statist (not anarchist)67.228028.9147
precise (not vague)67.150325.8274
reasoned (not instinctual)67.020829.0450
mighty (not puny)67.060123.1335
stylish (not slovenly)67.052324.6385
classical (not avant-garde)67.033829.065
metrosexual (not macho)67.041023.623
careful (not brave)66.915227.3391
genius (not dunce)66.855420.0506
rational (not whimsical)66.846027.3426
real (not philosophical)66.844226.5260
generalist (not specialist)66.66928.367
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.538330.3395
🐮 (not 🐷)66.019927.7172
💃 (not 🧕)66.052226.5181
🤠 (not 🤑)65.945727.1107
charming (not awkward)65.852826.1393
expressive (not stoic)65.746828.3414
deep (not shallow)65.647227.5136
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)65.425727.6352
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.419429.635
western (not eastern)65.437532.2154
compersive (not jealous)65.329525.1300
🤔 (not 🤫)65.133429.898
democratic (not authoritarian)65.040727.8392
multicolored (not monochrome)65.029730.957
innocent (not worldly)64.918728.0444
stable (not moody)64.716827.0389
mild (not spicy)64.721727.5357
accepting (not judgemental)64.534331.3271
dorky (not cool)64.434127.288
liberal (not conservative)64.251029.0122
open-book (not secretive)63.923224.046
introspective (not not introspective)63.852427.6164
lighthearted (not intense)63.720525.626
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.670325.727
obsessed (not aloof)63.252426.1369
equitable (not hypocritical)63.243227.397
linear (not circular)63.128630.233
😜 (not 🤐)63.038529.9111
unassuming (not pretentious)62.924429.7108
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.834928.0162
hesitant (not decisive)62.519428.2414
urban (not rural)62.567427.7194
literal (not metaphorical)62.352128.8376
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.366028.2113
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.251027.271
serious (not bold)62.032927.6448
subdued (not exuberant)62.025126.030
insider (not outsider)61.829328.4277
conventional (not creative)61.735130.1434
🥳 (not 🥴)61.726128.9116
🧗 (not 🛌)61.660431.3166
🐘 (not 🐀)61.537831.2176
flourishing (not traumatized)61.521728.850
sane (not crazy)61.440327.0102
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.332529.3336
driven (not unambitious)61.1106128.0349
open-minded (not close-minded)60.956927.6362
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)60.845629.3334
nonpolitical (not political)60.530930.4369
vanilla (not kinky)60.144530.6357
resolute (not wavering)60.174429.2104
monastic (not hedonist)60.024227.976
poetic (not factual)59.933330.437
bossy (not meek)59.878725.0385
🦄 (not 🐴)59.837229.9117
🎩 (not 🧢)59.856034.1104
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.780428.9390
gracious (not feisty)59.719726.7337
playful (not shy)59.677124.2408
folksy (not presidential)59.641529.731
chaste (not lustful)59.436425.1395
Greek (not Roman)59.322931.420
giggling (not chortling)59.326733.035
sheltered (not street-smart)59.233829.8310
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)59.253529.2113
alert (not oblivious)59.170927.3105
moist (not dry)59.140625.931
poor (not rich)58.938719.4351
sensitive (not thick-skinned)58.943028.1378
👽 (not 🤡)58.850228.090
decorative (not utilitarian)58.428532.670
enlightened (not lost)58.441928.536
simple (not complicated)58.225130.7345
spiritual (not skeptical)58.122728.3403
extrovert (not introvert)57.863628.7432
serious (not playful)57.767924.1450
funny (not humorless)57.763426.3401
fast (not slow)57.581724.9402
resigned (not resistant)57.410831.7378
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.249628.5379
overprepared (not efficient)57.215134.937
🤺 (not 🏌)57.187231.4121
Italian (not Swedish)57.056030.926
gossiping (not confidential)56.936431.2399
emotional (not logical)56.661228.5433
mundane (not extraordinary)56.427229.6378
open (not guarded)56.323028.5382
🤖 (not 👻)56.246429.499
bold (not shy)56.1106326.7434
socialist (not libertarian)56.020128.2338
empirical (not theoretical)55.960828.7374
quiet (not loud)55.849527.9451
enslaved (not emancipated)55.624928.0349
objective (not subjective)55.542528.679
off-key (not musical)55.560030.141
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.226130.1351
😏 (not 😬)55.261930.0121
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.176330.940
melee (not ranged)55.137733.920
old (not young)55.045717.1404
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.975725.9364
interesting (not tiresome)54.989428.4355
offended (not chill)54.968326.726
privileged (not oppressed)54.881729.339
😎 (not 🧐)54.463132.9115
submissive (not dominant)54.338429.9414
captain (not first-mate)54.358535.6402
intimate (not formal)54.255829.2176
lenient (not strict)54.051126.0425
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.930929.0257
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.835132.129
roundabout (not direct)53.530031.2390
passive (not assertive)53.430130.1357
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.362931.1168
orange (not purple)53.155931.0309
alpha (not beta)52.979233.6380
confident (not insecure)52.690428.9401
fortunate (not unlucky)52.556627.6392
biased (not impartial)52.598428.5332
flexible (not rigid)52.451027.0339
awkward (not suspicious)52.141027.8330
concrete (not abstract)51.975431.5100
vulnerable (not armoured)51.744626.9330
zany (not regular)51.574329.7111
codependent (not independent)51.446033.6388
private (not gregarious)51.380329.4391
corporate (not freelance)51.354333.835
sage (not whippersnapper)51.060429.222
pack rat (not minimalist)50.856130.397
historical (not modern)50.357227.6271
realist (not idealist)50.668932.6105
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)50.639329.7118
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.668632.3100

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Meg March (0.872)
  2. Ann Perkins (0.87)
  3. Rebecca Pearson (0.854)
  4. Anna Bates (0.84)
  5. Marmee March (0.837)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.707)
  2. Frank Gallagher (-0.672)
  3. Cypher (-0.639)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.638)
  5. Dennis Nedry (-0.635)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.69)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.67)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.66)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.6)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.55)
  6. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.51)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.48)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.46)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.43)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.32)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.14)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.14)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.13)
  15. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.08)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.07)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.06)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.18)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.48)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.5)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.62)


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