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Mr. Burns Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Mr. Burns 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 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
money-focused (not love-focused)98.314.956
old (not young)97.336.2389
selfish (not altruistic)97.177.5460
work-first (not family-first)97.138.4397
rich (not poor)97.01811.1387
cold (not warm)96.617.8376
vengeful (not forgiving)96.3129.5430
arrogant (not humble)96.2168.2406
competitive (not cooperative)95.92110.0401
cruel (not kind)95.6117.4395
stingy (not generous)95.6110.981
bitter (not sweet)95.259.0368
demonic (not angelic)95.1169.0424
villainous (not heroic)95.01510.8440
judgemental (not accepting)94.91510.4302
psychopath (not empath)94.71612.067
privileged (not oppressed)94.52818.460
cunning (not honorable)94.3310.7480
quarrelsome (not warm)94.31310.6445
poisonous (not nurturing)94.31810.7148
receiving (not giving)94.387.942
🤑 (not 🤠)94.0714.8123
bossy (not meek)93.93613.2428
suspicious (not trusting)93.81112.2432
authoritarian (not democratic)93.71918.1420
strict (not lenient)93.42310.7419
genocidal (not not genocidal)93.31214.335
stubborn (not accommodating)93.23613.460
repulsive (not attractive)93.0613.8426
entitled (not grateful)93.04514.367
debased (not pure)92.91112.5419
😈 (not 😇)92.93711.8140
traitorous (not loyal)92.81212.8428
jaded (not innocent)92.41910.747
rude (not respectful)92.41111.0431
machiavellian (not transparent)92.11015.842
soulless (not soulful)91.81012.999
mischievous (not well behaved)91.68012.7410
narcissistic (not low self esteem)91.64020.058
driven (not unambitious)91.514215.2380
rigid (not flexible)91.41913.0346
ferocious (not pacifist)91.24415.2411
cannibal (not vegan)91.12019.542
demanding (not unchallenging)91.09718.561
close-minded (not open-minded)90.81913.7394
individualist (not communal)90.81821.296
captain (not first-mate)90.78417.6397
gloomy (not sunny)90.42615.952
master (not apprentice)90.311014.5208
decisive (not hesitant)90.25114.6432
extreme (not moderate)90.27316.0376
reclusive (not social)90.12612.3184
dominant (not submissive)90.013717.9474
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)90.02424.4384
hard (not soft)90.04916.2368
punchable (not loveable)89.46119.146
skeptical (not spiritual)89.32816.0408
deviant (not average)89.33117.0255
💔 (not 💝)89.31917.4185
cynical (not gullible)89.35217.145
secretive (not open-book)89.19219.259
cocky (not timid)89.116318.035
sickly (not healthy)89.0613.4375
insulting (not complimentary)88.94818.3109
miserable (not joyful)88.83815.2125
intense (not lighthearted)88.613421.955
guarded (not open)88.611315.6401
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)88.52025.0339
intellectual (not physical)88.313017.8402
opinionated (not neutral)88.222418.174
corporate (not freelance)88.12524.855
vain (not demure)88.05419.1340
hard (not soft)87.97419.194
biased (not impartial)87.84122.1343
deranged (not reasonable)87.84217.3126
ugly (not beautiful)87.7821.1110
worldly (not innocent)87.49815.1383
🎩 (not 🧢)87.410923.6138
thin (not thick)87.31224.3298
salacious (not wholesome)87.36220.3122
sexist (not feminist)87.35216.0168
pointed (not random)87.211218.853
historical (not modern)87.11517.9276
impatient (not patient)87.012519.6146
vintage (not trendy)87.06820.355
🧠 (not 💪)86.918220.4160
bookish (not sporty)86.824417.9382
assertive (not passive)86.817219.8380
feisty (not gracious)86.810117.0317
fearmongering (not reassuring)86.66221.056
bad-cook (not good-cook)86.53322.158
winter (not summer)86.54719.842
bold (not shy)86.446218.2448
political (not nonpolitical)86.39022.8387
angry (not good-humored)86.35217.4380
mad (not glad)86.37716.1134
businesslike (not chivalrous)86.25524.048
bad boy (not white knight)86.17418.264
💀 (not 🎃)85.96023.160
creepy (not disarming)85.92221.8148
hoarder (not unprepared)85.8818.4282
pretentious (not unassuming)85.89720.9122
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.712320.2366
🙃 (not 🥰)85.75021.8214
motivated (not unmotivated)85.757020.453
haunted (not blissful)85.611920.068
unemotional (not emotional)85.51722.649
crazy (not sane)85.38719.5126
interrupting (not attentive)85.38123.257
suspicious (not awkward)85.18223.2419
unfixable (not fixable)85.14619.372
conspiracist (not sheeple)84.99920.8253
hypocritical (not equitable)84.96421.8126
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)84.83617.8130
antagonist (not protagonist)84.66423.150
serious (not playful)84.321421.7370
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.39524.4398
ambitious (not realistic)84.313023.542
industrial (not domestic)84.12225.692
weird (not normal)84.015918.7450
🦇 (not 🐿)84.07726.0135
🐀 (not 🐘)83.93524.3163
methodical (not astonishing)83.85821.2375
geriatric (not vibrant)83.8620.459
persistent (not quitter)83.781819.6129
conservative (not liberal)83.56228.0138
freak (not normie)83.512023.455
offended (not chill)83.413021.451
dry (not moist)83.22619.754
analysis (not common sense)83.28317.557
💩 (not 🌟)83.07121.4111
dispassionate (not romantic)83.02922.352
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.926621.7114
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.723121.7407
neat (not messy)82.724920.5276
experimental (not reliable)82.79920.248
child free (not pronatalist)82.59530.8365
distant (not touchy-feely)82.513924.650
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)82.313021.743
basic (not hipster)82.39322.5365
tight (not loose)82.317422.655
heathen (not devout)82.25223.8375
🥶 (not 🥵)82.22525.155
asexual (not sexual)82.15724.251
fighter (not lover)82.111318.757
scientific (not artistic)81.720120.7409
pensive (not serene)81.75124.158
contrarian (not yes-man)81.511828.532
🥴 (not 🥳)81.45422.6133
alpha (not beta)81.341127.0384
frank (not sugarcoated)81.332423.939
tense (not relaxed)81.239622.2444
🐴 (not 🦄)81.112425.098
moody (not stable)81.030723.5414
stinky (not fresh)80.76023.9208
ludicrous (not sensible)80.610624.2383
zany (not regular)80.618222.8119
builder (not explorer)80.64223.1366
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)80.59424.7325
jealous (not compersive)80.415426.6291
fire (not water)80.432026.849
two-faced (not one-faced)80.414630.651
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.356123.9399
picky (not always down)80.213124.342
racist (not egalitarian)80.14022.3126
fortunate (not unlucky)79.95627.8403
libertarian (not socialist)79.92831.2418
presidential (not folksy)79.718628.656
manicured (not scruffy)79.651726.5386
resistant (not resigned)79.518726.6358
sarcastic (not genuine)79.320826.1363
edgy (not politically correct)79.224523.4403
uncreative (not open to new experinces)79.15826.3419
atheist (not theist)79.118728.689
nerd (not jock)78.841225.5427
paranoid (not naive)78.713025.845
armoured (not vulnerable)78.529226.5371
🧐 (not 😎)78.510728.8127
never cries (not often crying)78.329131.233
humorless (not funny)78.011024.7413
direct (not roundabout)77.641926.9391
empirical (not theoretical)77.52727.8376
Russian (not French)77.56526.748
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.415724.588
perverted (not clean)77.315921.751
off-key (not musical)77.210822.350
arcane (not mainstream)77.017726.5383
factual (not poetic)77.023226.562
dramatic (not comedic)76.844425.050
private (not gregarious)76.732227.5373
rebellious (not obedient)76.752026.6380
goth (not flower child)76.615625.232
🛌 (not 🧗)76.611328.1184
overachiever (not underachiever)76.470127.260
shallow (not deep)76.312230.4139
OCD (not ADHD)76.232627.656
consistent (not variable)76.024129.443
sorrowful (not cheery)75.532025.5402
refined (not rugged)75.536630.1464
permanent (not transient)75.515227.7133
awkward (not charming)75.414524.5453
scandalous (not proper)75.436729.4342
high IQ (not low IQ)75.393121.2341
studious (not goof-off)75.366726.4126
obsessed (not aloof)75.233031.0360
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.127031.4406
eloquent (not unpolished)75.050327.6342
extravagant (not thrifty)75.032834.549
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.751024.1116
hunter (not gatherer)74.641834.261
ranged (not melee)74.56531.544
flamboyant (not modest)74.434529.7404
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)74.420228.3193
emancipated (not enslaved)74.239731.9306
confident (not insecure)74.262431.7429
workaholic (not slacker)74.293527.6107
repetitive (not varied)74.016826.4167
unfaithful (not devoted)73.97235.837
👽 (not 🤡)73.720230.6130
precise (not vague)73.648528.0279
non-gamer (not gamer)73.641834.052
apathetic (not curious)73.53931.0390
😭 (not 😀)73.316828.5142
queen (not princess)73.154237.934
logical (not emotional)72.926931.7380
hypochondriac (not stoic)72.811829.632
prudish (not flirtatious)72.720429.445
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.622235.5160
valedictorian (not drop out)72.373230.4140
formal (not intimate)72.132531.8191
🤣 (not 😊)72.119424.1112
side character (not main character)72.141727.538
rock (not rap)72.085927.443
barbaric (not civilized)71.818430.0385
practical (not imaginative)71.854030.6344
reserved (not chatty)71.740825.8387
slow (not fast)71.78128.1378
remote (not involved)71.44331.5368
utilitarian (not decorative)71.443934.087
diligent (not lazy)71.3130628.6419
luddite (not technophile)71.316632.4337
monochrome (not multicolored)71.329630.872
🐷 (not 🐮)71.313532.4175
chosen one (not everyman)71.333633.246
animalistic (not human)71.211530.3339
🤐 (not 😜)71.138731.098
cat person (not dog person)71.132937.948
conventional (not creative)70.928231.3330
sheltered (not street-smart)70.924032.5324
resolute (not wavering)70.662731.6107
perceptive (not unobservant)70.6108533.963
sad (not happy)70.549425.4396
important (not irrelevant)70.3112126.2201
introvert (not extrovert)70.228629.2416
pessimistic (not optimistic)70.033231.2352
frenzied (not sleepy)70.083830.849
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.023832.745
dorky (not cool)69.734627.4101
mathematical (not literary)69.722129.9361
serious (not bold)69.728032.3393
muddy (not washed)69.722935.836
resourceful (not helpless)69.5115135.4101
nihilist (not existentialist)69.47533.976
urban (not rural)69.276434.3188
tailor (not blacksmith)69.257334.741
exaggerating (not factual)69.050930.144
rough (not smooth)68.838831.5362
preppy (not punk rock)68.866633.440
pack rat (not minimalist)68.722733.0122
gendered (not androgynous)68.4128934.4141
disreputable (not prestigious)68.224134.5355
on-time (not tardy)68.185831.063
🎨 (not 🏀)68.179427.747
outlaw (not sheriff)67.958734.9346
lewd (not tasteful)67.824429.1393
exuberant (not subdued)67.558231.049
🤫 (not 🤔)67.312136.5126
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.160733.556
🐐 (not 🦒)67.047134.1183
trash (not treasure)66.917533.8161
traumatized (not flourishing)66.974631.436
concise (not long-winded)66.834627.731
uninspiring (not charismatic)66.79632.8314
specialist (not generalist)66.752530.366
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.746631.1128
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.546432.6402
literal (not metaphorical)66.453632.0347
rustic (not cultured)66.327334.132
linear (not circular)66.224734.347
indulgent (not sober)66.160436.0418
classical (not avant-garde)66.154232.070
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.052033.7382
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.956931.4106
pro (not noob)65.8107833.0145
cryptic (not straightforward)65.417933.8444
chortling (not giggling)65.471935.447
spicy (not mild)65.181533.0392
high standards (not desperate)64.974137.263
wild (not tame)64.784929.7383
slow-talking (not fast-talking)64.725429.063
genius (not dunce)64.595825.8435
Roman (not Greek)64.427132.256
twitchy (not still)64.473335.574
careful (not brave)64.327329.7409
depressed (not bright)64.345228.4351
go-getter (not slugabed)64.3134933.9102
self-destructive (not self-improving)64.259633.553
complicated (not simple)64.193732.3374
charming (not trusting)64.059721.2305
weakass (not badass)63.923534.950
crafty (not scholarly)63.877834.2430
coordinated (not clumsy)63.6102032.0374
claustrophobic (not spelunker)63.623432.451
reactive (not proactive)63.645335.340
concrete (not abstract)63.466634.6118
stoic (not expressive)63.145231.8401
slothful (not active)63.112031.2337
scrub (not legit)63.118632.8179
masculine (not feminine)62.895726.8438
real (not philosophical)62.784932.3278
😬 (not 😏)62.737838.4109
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.759837.5300
ironic (not profound)61.552531.754
monotone (not expressive)61.538135.437
lavish (not frugal)61.458140.6380
radical (not centrist)61.463437.545
hedonist (not monastic)61.261237.692
🤖 (not 👻)61.053236.0116
kinky (not vanilla)60.867733.9328
western (not eastern)60.796536.9163
metrosexual (not macho)60.687832.256
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.475338.8176
thinker (not doer)60.433636.556
low-tech (not high-tech)60.169834.7368
lost (not enlightened)60.171230.664
extraordinary (not mundane)60.0113832.9366
believable (not poorly-written)59.9163633.042
Pepsi (not Coke)59.929537.763
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.858537.253
earth (not air)59.894836.756
night owl (not morning lark)59.792034.3237
ignorant (not knowledgeable)59.732437.359
competent (not incompetent)59.4142732.2381
playful (not shy)59.3115826.7361
alert (not oblivious)59.3109733.8107
cheesy (not chic)59.375232.136
works hard (not plays hard)59.1111935.3385
backdoor (not official)58.682138.3393
whippersnapper (not sage)58.364537.452
efficient (not overprepared)58.0121535.144
traditional (not unorthodox)57.765837.091
tactful (not indiscreet)57.5106935.4141
bored (not interested)57.523533.651
quiet (not loud)57.474631.2421
📈 (not 📉)57.4115938.4126
head@clouds (not down2earth)57.369836.6387
lustful (not chaste)57.290336.4391
oxymoron (not tautology)57.278734.732
flimsy (not sturdy)57.140238.251
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.860635.5381
neurotypical (not autistic)56.8140834.2355
short (not tall)56.765229.1446
English (not German)56.4163838.247
juvenile (not mature)56.074835.1114
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.9136431.638
not introspective (not introspective)55.741434.9152
stylish (not slovenly)55.5114333.3389
rational (not whimsical)55.3105436.3424
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.334937.3118
anarchist (not statist)55.276840.1165
prideful (not envious)55.0152940.156
predictable (not quirky)55.074236.242
🤺 (not 🏌)54.9139638.4102
🥾 (not 👟)54.982738.6108
codependent (not independent)54.857139.4437
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.8117130.069
Swedish (not Italian)54.776435.643
opinionated (not jealous)54.7148337.836
realist (not idealist)54.491437.6107
anxious (not calm)54.2109733.9389
orderly (not chaotic)53.897536.8403
confidential (not gossiping)53.8128736.3395
tiresome (not interesting)53.735132.6359
🧕 (not 💃)53.755834.3187
orange (not purple)53.586736.0345
🐩 (not 🐒)53.498639.1120
hurried (not leisurely)53.0111932.8383
indie (not pop)52.8127331.947
fantastical (not realistic)52.576633.649
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)52.467940.359
objective (not subjective)52.085538.0107
instinctual (not reasoned)51.9111835.4392
cautious (not impulsive)51.893534.4382
queer (not straight)51.843537.0129
plastic (not wooden)51.644439.856
mighty (not puny)51.5142936.7387
insider (not outsider)51.585538.8281
wise (not foolish)51.3115430.4428
deep (not epic)51.294930.550
triggered (not trolling)51.0140935.850
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.4107738.5264

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Coriolanus Snow (0.906)
  2. Major Arnold Toht (0.889)
  3. Father Faustus Blackwood (0.878)
  4. Palpatine (0.875)
  5. Samuel Norton (0.867)
  6. Lord Voldemort (0.865)
  7. Lord Business (0.86)
  8. Chef Skinner (0.859)
  9. Dolores Umbridge (0.852)
  10. Lionel Luthor (0.847)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.721)
  2. Sam Evans (-0.706)
  3. Flounder (-0.686)
  4. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.667)
  5. Mayuri Shiina (-0.665)
  6. Little John (-0.654)
  7. Hilda Spellman (-0.638)
  8. Bumblebee (-0.632)
  9. Emmet Brickowski (-0.629)
  10. Aang (-0.619)

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

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


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