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Milhouse Van Houten Personality Statistics

Milhouse Van Houten 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
nerd (not jock)95.61211.2418
submissive (not dominant)94.828.4415
beta (not alpha)94.0410.9350
first-mate (not captain)92.5312.8388
bookish (not sporty)92.03512.1363
meek (not bossy)91.6311.6401
soft (not hard)91.1710.178
awkward (not suspicious)91.0212.0432
codependent (not independent)91.0414.6365
passive (not assertive)90.8414.4352
insecure (not confident)90.7414.3409
puny (not mighty)90.6214.9392
soft (not hard)90.6511.6315
vulnerable (not armoured)90.5213.0314
awkward (not charming)90.4513.7435
pacifist (not ferocious)89.6514.1401
mild (not spicy)89.6114.8347
sheltered (not street-smart)89.4415.7326
anxious (not calm)89.22315.3390
careful (not brave)89.1413.3398
hesitant (not decisive)89.0513.7349
self-conscious (not self-assured)88.2319.4337
sensitive (not thick-skinned)87.51215.5351
obedient (not rebellious)87.41515.9366
unlucky (not fortunate)87.3416.3420
dorky (not cool)87.31818.7104
tame (not wild)87.2715.0328
clumsy (not coordinated)87.01814.5389
young (not old)86.85122.4388
🧠 (not 💪)86.78916.793
short (not tall)86.23214.6407
apprentice (not master)85.91219.5125
innocent (not worldly)85.61115.4405
kind (not cruel)83.919015.2432
unambiguous (not mysterious)83.91417.8377
loyal (not traitorous)83.827819.4421
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)83.53419.198
cooperative (not competitive)83.42820.1406
shy (not bold)83.3718.6431
🐿 (not 🦇)83.22220.593
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.83818.7344
mundane (not extraordinary)82.31521.8355
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.34720.067
noob (not pro)82.21323.988
🐀 (not 🐘)82.12523.5211
cautious (not impulsive)82.04922.3441
trusting (not charming)82.0418.8421
intellectual (not physical)81.717821.6419
civilized (not barbaric)81.219217.4417
introvert (not extrovert)81.15019.3385
tense (not relaxed)81.019520.1396
enslaved (not emancipated)81.0718.9356
😇 (not 😈)80.97619.697
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.715721.7373
human (not animalistic)80.418320.5356
🛌 (not 🧗)80.33322.6186
respectful (not rude)80.215219.2415
vanilla (not kinky)80.06027.4359
genuine (not sarcastic)79.710120.5327
repetitive (not varied)79.73818.4140
resigned (not resistant)79.6423.7348
slow (not fast)79.51815.8358
slovenly (not stylish)79.34318.5402
proper (not scandalous)79.310319.4338
uninspiring (not charismatic)79.21524.2329
moderate (not extreme)79.21723.7350
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.09624.389
basic (not hipster)78.711123.8392
😬 (not 😏)78.63627.892
weird (not normal)78.513920.2449
forgiving (not vengeful)78.410423.2382
reclusive (not social)78.38022.7191
complimentary (not insulting)78.110321.476
humble (not arrogant)78.19021.3385
average (not deviant)77.32024.0272
traditional (not unorthodox)76.78825.260
well behaved (not mischievous)76.410022.1402
trusting (not suspicious)76.07127.0402
🧐 (not 😎)75.49826.6105
domestic (not industrial)75.17221.363
politically correct (not edgy)75.07023.6350
tiresome (not interesting)74.93321.5381
shy (not playful)74.83522.0402
repulsive (not attractive)74.76518.8428
🥴 (not 🥳)74.69627.9107
good-humored (not angry)74.619921.4338
sickly (not healthy)74.54521.1364
demure (not vain)74.57523.2317
statist (not anarchist)74.59024.4146
angelic (not demonic)74.419621.3400
🤖 (not 👻)74.37727.185
roundabout (not direct)74.32524.1337
egalitarian (not racist)74.349124.073
quiet (not loud)74.015623.4417
pure (not debased)73.817523.8392
wavering (not resolute)73.81527.469
scholarly (not crafty)73.69424.6350
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.511524.2150
honorable (not cunning)73.320322.6392
conventional (not creative)73.211726.6404
helpless (not resourceful)73.02427.165
warm (not cold)72.822321.2329
💔 (not 💝)72.813531.2178
purple (not orange)72.67126.5341
accepting (not judgemental)72.414225.1242
morning lark (not night owl)72.48825.7211
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.135626.6341
foolish (not wise)72.012525.7398
😭 (not 😀)72.012226.3101
frugal (not lavish)71.918823.2352
sad (not happy)71.720021.3330
sheeple (not conspiracist)71.72829.2268
outsider (not insider)71.615631.3291
sheriff (not outlaw)71.520321.9289
nurturing (not poisonous)71.529421.7114
democratic (not authoritarian)71.318926.2332
🐐 (not 🦒)71.012832.0150
provincial (not cosmopolitan)70.911925.8274
oblivious (not alert)70.910229.6104
serious (not bold)70.812724.4365
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.716126.6392
depressed (not bright)70.711425.0362
modest (not flamboyant)70.527028.0401
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.09226.0393
devout (not heathen)70.021524.2286
glad (not mad)70.014124.288
gracious (not feisty)69.96023.3305
scientific (not artistic)69.727824.6373
incompetent (not competent)69.77028.2376
unambitious (not driven)69.72027.3312
miserable (not joyful)69.428724.9113
sweet (not bitter)69.221625.1337
family-first (not work-first)69.223127.3350
warm (not quarrelsome)69.118325.7368
wholesome (not salacious)69.028429.6110
🤠 (not 🤑)68.926228.686
🧕 (not 💃)68.96626.0158
unpolished (not eloquent)68.817728.5303
methodical (not astonishing)68.728726.2287
simple (not complicated)68.66728.7353
obsessed (not aloof)68.527729.5380
orderly (not chaotic)67.932927.9403
literal (not metaphorical)67.824928.2326
neat (not messy)67.740927.2263
idealist (not realist)67.619030.987
monochrome (not multicolored)67.620529.350
sorrowful (not cheery)67.531625.5420
nonpolitical (not political)67.512932.2319
sensible (not ludicrous)67.234029.2369
emotional (not logical)67.028429.1399
moody (not stable)66.940728.6382
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.926928.6116
altruistic (not selfish)66.731825.6385
slothful (not active)66.64724.2324
classical (not avant-garde)66.527927.464
technophile (not luddite)66.319127.7298
soulful (not soulless)66.352528.051
heroic (not villainous)66.250319.7409
valedictorian (not drop out)66.246832.7107
feminist (not sexist)65.844627.9153
🏌 (not 🤺)65.76132.385
👟 (not 🥾)65.624732.5107
sober (not indulgent)65.422630.4393
autistic (not neurotypical)65.24128.1372
🧢 (not 🎩)64.727435.193
straightforward (not cryptic)64.544031.6344
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.527330.2303
patient (not impatient)64.419629.6141
📉 (not 📈)64.39331.1105
stinky (not fresh)64.314427.6197
gendered (not androgynous)64.273230.9134
ugly (not beautiful)64.110525.865
reasoned (not instinctual)63.721229.4326
unprepared (not hoarder)63.315930.8271
irrelevant (not important)63.36028.2199
refined (not rugged)63.141527.6365
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.130232.4315
communal (not individualist)63.015630.757
manicured (not scruffy)62.951428.6380
subjective (not objective)62.819831.457
unassuming (not pretentious)62.818131.485
juvenile (not mature)62.728434.260
🦄 (not 🐴)62.723036.0102
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.549126.462
lenient (not strict)62.326931.1377
expressive (not stoic)62.337628.8410
scrub (not legit)62.311130.8129
🤐 (not 😜)62.234531.979
skeptical (not spiritual)62.155727.2321
jealous (not compersive)62.031329.7283
introspective (not not introspective)61.744231.3158
slugabed (not go-getter)61.76931.680
theoretical (not empirical)61.56830.3317
diligent (not lazy)61.474928.3350
mathematical (not literary)61.423228.6364
utilitarian (not decorative)61.448131.948
quitter (not persistent)61.41733.194
feminine (not masculine)61.230021.2434
works hard (not plays hard)61.253528.0382
🤔 (not 🤫)61.233933.6113
queer (not straight)61.19327.1128
high-tech (not low-tech)60.832229.9309
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)60.739033.5102
biased (not impartial)60.656930.5323
😊 (not 🤣)60.544533.692
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.136229.3337
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.922230.8313
🐒 (not 🐩)59.929534.798
dunce (not genius)59.817727.6419
reasonable (not deranged)59.843627.7109
poor (not rich)59.427423.8297
gossiping (not confidential)59.126428.9359
monastic (not hedonist)59.119330.358
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.021529.4340
child free (not pronatalist)58.853434.6234
formal (not intimate)58.837930.5162
sane (not crazy)58.734029.1102
remote (not involved)58.610829.1292
rigid (not flexible)58.543431.5338
permanent (not transient)58.541732.4111
historical (not modern)58.431327.9238
🙃 (not 🥰)58.435233.6162
🐷 (not 🐮)58.222032.5167
thick (not thin)58.026424.6232
generalist (not specialist)58.018433.946
studious (not goof-off)57.860932.5110
conservative (not liberal)57.725531.491
disreputable (not prestigious)57.625129.6298
💩 (not 🌟)57.319629.898
indiscreet (not tactful)57.220235.398
urban (not rural)57.058732.2174
private (not gregarious)56.452429.0312
equitable (not hypocritical)56.444634.054
workaholic (not slacker)56.470429.168
smooth (not rough)56.339931.7335
🤡 (not 👽)56.330834.9108
concrete (not abstract)56.250429.6102
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.441834.1158
deep (not shallow)55.355830.6112
western (not eastern)55.262833.4127
close-minded (not open-minded)55.030527.1360
libertarian (not socialist)54.950527.8293
philosophical (not real)54.920228.7254
curious (not apathetic)54.768731.3408
humorless (not funny)54.633727.5391
regular (not zany)54.632730.683
vague (not precise)54.523629.8222
treasure (not trash)54.274032.0101
theist (not atheist)54.131731.344
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.024931.6249
creepy (not disarming)53.524530.4117
high IQ (not low IQ)53.279129.1325
chatty (not reserved)53.146731.0367
pack rat (not minimalist)53.137034.4104
guarded (not open)52.972131.9351
hurried (not leisurely)52.952330.7349
whimsical (not rational)52.634930.9351
playful (not serious)52.435029.8379
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.453735.992
chaste (not lustful)52.337830.8375
builder (not explorer)52.246228.7305
tasteful (not lewd)51.463029.1376
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.467530.4107
nihilist (not existentialist)51.032728.939
backdoor (not official)50.256032.5311
mainstream (not arcane)50.340832.9335
practical (not imaginative)50.664231.5309
self-disciplined (not disorganized)50.571133.3355

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 Milhouse Van Houten based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Michael Bluth (0.895)
  2. Alan Harper (0.848)
  3. Eric Forman (0.801)
  4. Evan (0.79)
  5. Stuart Bloom (0.786)
  1. Tyler Durden (-0.759)
  2. Rhett Butler (-0.744)
  3. Damon Salvatore (-0.723)
  4. Samantha Jones (-0.707)
  5. Santana Lopez (-0.691)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.55)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.44)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.39)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.38)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.35)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.33)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.31)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.24)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.23)
  10. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.22)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.21)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.21)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.13)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.13)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.02)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.01)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.02)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.04)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.09)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.1)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.14)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.15)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.25)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.31)


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