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Lisa Simpson Personality Statistics

Lisa 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
bookish (not sporty)96.447.9366
intellectual (not physical)96.338.7423
diligent (not lazy)95.9149.3438
high IQ (not low IQ)95.9209.9315
valedictorian (not drop out)95.9118.9102
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.7118.5396
nerd (not jock)95.61210.9386
political (not nonpolitical)95.1510.2380
driven (not unambitious)95.12312.6365
genius (not dunce)94.949.3464
competent (not incompetent)94.72010.5368
feminist (not sexist)93.81014.1169
studious (not goof-off)93.71815.9108
neat (not messy)93.41711.9282
persistent (not quitter)93.3649.4117
civilized (not barbaric)92.91111.5392
workaholic (not slacker)92.63913.060
orderly (not chaotic)92.2813.5423
soulful (not soulless)92.11813.260
works hard (not plays hard)91.8712.4395
egalitarian (not racist)91.72516.5119
eloquent (not unpolished)91.52111.2305
precise (not vague)91.51113.0310
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.22312.9400
prestigious (not disreputable)90.31213.9351
wise (not foolish)90.11812.3397
resourceful (not helpless)90.18915.877
independent (not codependent)89.62714.9406
sensible (not ludicrous)89.2615.3396
scholarly (not crafty)89.1716.6380
🌟 (not 💩)89.04614.6105
🧠 (not 💪)89.05717.198
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)89.03216.4116
well behaved (not mischievous)88.6817.6467
refined (not rugged)88.32715.5421
heroic (not villainous)88.011215.6492
curious (not apathetic)87.82318.9431
kind (not cruel)87.89814.8405
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)87.32618.098
reasoned (not instinctual)87.2521.1442
active (not slothful)87.011615.6366
short (not tall)86.93013.6417
tasteful (not lewd)86.82816.3451
human (not animalistic)86.66320.8332
go-getter (not slugabed)86.410021.577
loyal (not traitorous)86.422417.1414
introspective (not not introspective)86.31318.8158
rational (not whimsical)86.24217.7394
healthy (not sickly)85.88617.1365
alert (not oblivious)85.87717.4117
treasure (not trash)85.812018.089
liberal (not conservative)85.63625.7119
highbrow (not lowbrow)85.52319.4394
proper (not scandalous)85.53418.0311
📈 (not 📉)85.2723.289
mature (not juvenile)84.97919.191
official (not backdoor)84.71620.6352
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.011019.8413
manicured (not scruffy)84.020118.7371
legit (not scrub)84.09720.1180
fresh (not stinky)83.69221.0174
important (not irrelevant)83.519421.1191
high-tech (not low-tech)83.28118.6340
focused on the future (not focused on the present)82.71017.3392
pure (not debased)82.75019.7402
respectful (not rude)82.611319.1459
reasonable (not deranged)82.58124.2127
sheriff (not outlaw)82.47824.7336
pro (not noob)82.421118.8100
🎩 (not 🧢)82.111422.7107
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.913720.8418
angelic (not demonic)81.67918.3380
democratic (not authoritarian)81.43627.2376
altruistic (not selfish)81.39721.2415
cautious (not impulsive)81.26020.6428
beautiful (not ugly)81.230120.074
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)81.23628.277
resolute (not wavering)81.110621.3114
feminine (not masculine)81.114016.3419
politically correct (not edgy)81.02427.2436
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)81.02225.5185
involved (not remote)80.98123.5378
complicated (not simple)80.814022.3335
extraordinary (not mundane)80.516123.8356
😇 (not 😈)80.58222.3104
🤔 (not 🤫)80.41927.2114
tense (not relaxed)80.321517.9433
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.122220.4308
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)80.110423.496
nurturing (not poisonous)80.015019.8111
honorable (not cunning)79.810324.3410
strict (not lenient)79.714021.6453
direct (not roundabout)79.617621.7392
tactful (not indiscreet)79.67723.2112
wholesome (not salacious)79.613624.1102
obsessed (not aloof)79.410721.7373
methodical (not astonishing)79.18526.5376
fast (not slow)79.114619.8397
serious (not playful)78.921818.1422
🧐 (not 😎)78.85928.4107
master (not apprentice)78.625823.5143
sober (not indulgent)78.54826.6400
deep (not shallow)78.513121.6109
young (not old)78.422627.4382
🐿 (not 🦇)78.09224.9115
logical (not emotional)77.69122.3450
assertive (not passive)77.533325.0395
emancipated (not enslaved)77.414624.0378
straightforward (not cryptic)77.313026.9405
coordinated (not clumsy)77.230927.2395
😊 (not 🤣)77.010826.5101
hoarder (not unprepared)76.76619.1313
bossy (not meek)76.533421.4396
chaste (not lustful)76.35122.9366
disarming (not creepy)76.218520.5112
🐩 (not 🐒)75.813929.595
skeptical (not spiritual)75.528329.2422
frugal (not lavish)75.511821.0387
captain (not first-mate)75.420830.4339
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.48121.0174
orange (not purple)75.25628.8332
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.716927.376
🤖 (not 👻)74.67227.194
resistant (not resigned)74.521127.2345
hurried (not leisurely)74.49623.1354
interesting (not tiresome)74.224526.6348
open-minded (not close-minded)74.113826.6396
vanilla (not kinky)73.713228.5363
formal (not intimate)73.614325.7156
confidential (not gossiping)73.631825.4370
existentialist (not nihilist)73.36327.857
anxious (not calm)72.920522.2386
tame (not wild)72.511327.4350
complimentary (not insulting)72.317325.485
pacifist (not ferocious)72.210531.4438
rigid (not flexible)72.220125.1383
expressive (not stoic)72.021926.0416
sensitive (not thick-skinned)72.012325.2350
permanent (not transient)72.014026.8118
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.925627.6276
smooth (not rough)71.813726.3339
technophile (not luddite)71.713328.3338
equitable (not hypocritical)71.517627.558
🧗 (not 🛌)71.425829.7197
philosophical (not real)71.35429.1261
bright (not depressed)71.315427.0378
pretentious (not unassuming)71.223127.2119
objective (not subjective)71.14327.562
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.117728.7367
attractive (not repulsive)71.043223.5355
atheist (not theist)71.021733.473
multicolored (not monochrome)71.013831.067
minimalist (not pack rat)71.012329.2102
dominant (not submissive)70.941425.9385
cosmopolitan (not provincial)70.816130.4307
👽 (not 🤡)70.615627.796
warm (not cold)70.526224.9400
specialist (not generalist)70.319733.155
arcane (not mainstream)69.920528.7359
morning lark (not night owl)69.911431.1224
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)69.641325.5114
sane (not crazy)69.318528.0123
🤺 (not 🏌)69.238331.087
forgiving (not vengeful)68.722526.3433
gendered (not androgynous)68.766529.0151
decisive (not hesitant)68.544928.3398
urban (not rural)68.538928.9172
socialist (not libertarian)68.21636.0371
child free (not pronatalist)68.231731.5299
alpha (not beta)68.141731.1362
outsider (not insider)67.822132.5286
introvert (not extrovert)67.015928.1391
utilitarian (not decorative)66.836032.263
creative (not conventional)66.728731.6419
thin (not thick)66.729623.6236
mighty (not puny)66.446728.9389
sweet (not bitter)65.626825.8332
bold (not shy)65.568129.3410
modest (not flamboyant)65.534229.7411
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.830431.1362
demure (not vain)64.823026.8345
scientific (not artistic)64.635226.6389
competitive (not cooperative)64.345131.1435
dorky (not cool)63.427434.5101
💝 (not 💔)63.426332.0178
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.122729.1371
individualist (not communal)62.839033.370
serious (not bold)62.524331.0428
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.938533.0377
hipster (not basic)61.815630.4379
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.832834.2349
chatty (not reserved)61.736428.7429
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.553228.996
genuine (not sarcastic)61.435431.1314
work-first (not family-first)61.340629.5389
devout (not heathen)61.036434.1374
glad (not mad)60.726227.098
🐘 (not 🐀)60.429534.2185
🦄 (not 🐴)60.325736.6109
private (not gregarious)60.246927.3373
shy (not playful)60.213924.2426
sheltered (not street-smart)60.224232.3313
neurotypical (not autistic)59.966931.6373
🐮 (not 🐷)59.934931.2161
practical (not imaginative)59.651431.7380
feisty (not gracious)59.557628.9329
statist (not anarchist)59.537234.3157
reclusive (not social)59.531232.0159
guarded (not open)59.363129.2386
stylish (not slovenly)59.350227.3364
literal (not metaphorical)59.050134.8335
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.934630.6349
obedient (not rebellious)58.926335.1357
judgemental (not accepting)58.942431.3258
explorer (not builder)58.934233.4418
western (not eastern)58.749234.5158
monastic (not hedonist)58.619932.354
mild (not spicy)58.425130.0369
repetitive (not varied)58.445732.6148
concrete (not abstract)58.346235.6109
🧕 (not 💃)58.322232.1185
🦒 (not 🐐)58.311435.5191
weird (not normal)58.248327.4444
patient (not impatient)58.227030.9137
worldly (not innocent)57.462231.6416
fortunate (not unlucky)57.433228.6394
industrial (not domestic)57.240728.760
trusting (not charming)57.127530.4415
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.013533.5290
😬 (not 😏)57.030433.7126
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.938932.2132
🥰 (not 🙃)56.638631.9156
confident (not insecure)56.063630.5398
cheery (not sorrowful)55.829826.6421
extreme (not moderate)55.755532.9389
👟 (not 🥾)55.741435.5109
soft (not hard)55.636128.4339
😀 (not 😭)55.636130.8107
soft (not hard)55.536130.1104
literary (not mathematical)55.249730.9385
quiet (not loud)54.940629.9379
🤠 (not 🤑)54.651532.892
warm (not quarrelsome)54.437629.9396
awkward (not suspicious)54.327329.9379
compersive (not jealous)54.340030.1329
joyful (not miserable)54.330528.693
good-humored (not angry)54.248526.4356
🥴 (not 🥳)54.249931.876
theoretical (not empirical)54.021637.1365
awkward (not charming)53.631330.0415
historical (not modern)53.537633.3256
avant-garde (not classical)53.334232.256
arrogant (not humble)53.255029.7428
stable (not moody)53.128329.6436
humorless (not funny)53.137626.5395
straight (not queer)53.079730.3115
idealist (not realist)52.941135.187
zany (not regular)52.953931.296
unorthodox (not traditional)52.750838.656
biased (not impartial)52.275232.6315
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.225233.1337
suspicious (not trusting)51.957432.1446
poor (not rich)51.736422.5327
happy (not sad)51.733324.9330
🤐 (not 😜)51.750833.6104
vulnerable (not armoured)51.533130.5363
brave (not careful)51.361631.9413
deviant (not average)51.061332.4253

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Hermione Granger (0.906)
  2. Amy Santiago (0.874)
  3. Caitlin Snow (0.859)
  4. Randall Pearson (0.836)
  5. Felicity Smoak (0.831)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.699)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.623)
  3. Meredith Palmer (-0.597)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.587)
  5. Nelson Muntz (-0.584)

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 = 0.77)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.74)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.62)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.62)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.51)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.48)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.41)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.35)
  9. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.27)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.18)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.15)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.13)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.07)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.07)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.03)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.0)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.03)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.03)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.07)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.11)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.36)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.38)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.56)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.59)


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