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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)95.71911.0433
submissive (not dominant)94.838.4423
beta (not alpha)94.1510.7351
weakass (not badass)93.9210.738
first-mate (not captain)92.21013.0395
bookish (not sporty)92.16712.4389
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)92.01118.423
meek (not bossy)91.8611.0400
often crying (not never cries)91.869.329
low self esteem (not narcissistic)91.5212.152
soft (not hard)91.41410.278
awkward (not suspicious)91.0512.1445
insecure (not confident)90.8614.2414
passive (not assertive)90.7515.2366
love-focused (not money-focused)90.6769.722
puny (not mighty)90.6215.0411
codependent (not independent)90.4515.6376
vulnerable (not armoured)90.4413.0327
awkward (not charming)90.3713.6445
soft (not hard)90.21811.4322
mild (not spicy)89.6415.0354
pacifist (not ferocious)89.4714.6395
sheltered (not street-smart)89.21115.9326
anxious (not calm)89.14215.4382
careful (not brave)89.0413.2406
hesitant (not decisive)88.8514.7356
hypochondriac (not stoic)88.7815.915
gatherer (not hunter)88.31417.436
emotional (not unemotional)88.210314.333
dorky (not cool)88.13018.1115
tame (not wild)87.81014.6355
sensitive (not thick-skinned)87.71615.5359
self-conscious (not self-assured)87.5520.4356
obedient (not rebellious)87.52015.7370
lover (not fighter)87.23218.349
unlucky (not fortunate)87.11516.3439
desperate (not high standards)87.01819.665
romantic (not dispassionate)86.97717.347
🧠 (not 💪)86.814616.4105
clumsy (not coordinated)86.73815.0391
young (not old)86.610922.7388
short (not tall)86.16014.9402
gamer (not non-gamer)85.84025.237
apprentice (not master)85.32120.4147
timid (not cocky)85.31224.826
innocent (not worldly)85.21916.5417
white knight (not bad boy)85.17813.728
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.75215.9100
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.15318.783
kind (not cruel)84.031215.2434
unambiguous (not mysterious)84.01917.6381
🐿 (not 🦇)84.06020.0108
tailor (not blacksmith)84.04221.732
giving (not receiving)83.910413.530
cooperative (not competitive)83.54020.3408
claustrophobic (not spelunker)83.41220.644
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)83.44925.540
loyal (not traitorous)83.348019.9423
shy (not bold)83.2818.7439
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.95518.9342
devoted (not unfaithful)82.846017.431
cheesy (not chic)82.66616.521
cautious (not impulsive)82.57322.1428
intellectual (not physical)82.326521.3414
traumatized (not flourishing)82.212620.046
water (not fire)82.14116.445
trusting (not charming)82.0818.7411
noob (not pro)81.71924.6101
mundane (not extraordinary)81.61822.6368
🐀 (not 🐘)81.44423.8211
tense (not relaxed)81.233320.1393
princess (not queen)81.24324.822
🎨 (not 🏀)81.128720.150
unchallenging (not demanding)81.11823.054
introvert (not extrovert)81.07719.5404
civilized (not barbaric)80.930817.7416
respectful (not rude)80.722218.8423
enslaved (not emancipated)80.61619.1353
gullible (not cynical)80.56124.620
stuttering (not rhythmic)80.42920.438
innocent (not jaded)80.36727.324
vanilla (not kinky)80.29027.3367
🛌 (not 🧗)80.25022.8193
human (not animalistic)80.130721.1360
genuine (not sarcastic)80.113419.9349
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.026422.6381
😇 (not 😈)80.015019.5120
one-faced (not two-faced)80.028422.354
lost (not enlightened)79.68619.746
slow (not fast)79.52215.7362
proper (not scandalous)79.515219.2342
resigned (not resistant)79.4424.5376
😬 (not 😏)79.45426.4107
repetitive (not varied)79.35219.2162
basic (not hipster)79.214523.4390
slovenly (not stylish)79.27418.3408
yes-man (not contrarian)79.03223.927
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.814624.2108
weird (not normal)78.623820.3451
uninspiring (not charismatic)78.62224.8336
moderate (not extreme)78.12925.0360
forgiving (not vengeful)78.017823.4389
humble (not arrogant)78.014621.1393
average (not deviant)77.82723.8275
vintage (not trendy)77.834818.030
vegan (not cannibal)77.614021.240
reclusive (not social)77.613522.7195
complimentary (not insulting)77.319221.385
triggered (not trolling)77.310228.043
flimsy (not sturdy)77.15128.441
twitchy (not still)76.725022.049
metrosexual (not macho)76.615925.232
well behaved (not mischievous)76.417222.3396
🧐 (not 😎)76.312726.6128
fearmongering (not reassuring)76.118931.422
domestic (not industrial)76.08320.485
corporate (not freelance)75.918229.725
transparent (not machiavellian)75.89328.817
everyman (not chosen one)75.49630.519
shy (not playful)75.14722.1410
tiresome (not interesting)75.04421.4381
good-humored (not angry)75.030620.7341
repulsive (not attractive)74.910319.1439
roundabout (not direct)74.93924.2346
politically correct (not edgy)74.913623.6358
reliable (not experimental)74.826827.429
accommodating (not stubborn)74.86130.950
flower child (not goth)74.837926.620
off-key (not musical)74.713724.038
trusting (not suspicious)74.714827.9406
angelic (not demonic)74.530721.1402
predictable (not quirky)74.510426.122
on-time (not tardy)74.455130.752
Pepsi (not Coke)74.22128.350
sickly (not healthy)74.18821.5374
demure (not vain)74.012123.8320
self-destructive (not self-improving)74.028726.155
pure (not debased)73.926823.8398
egalitarian (not racist)73.983223.084
grateful (not entitled)73.823023.944
statist (not anarchist)73.616924.6154
punchable (not loveable)73.620629.141
morning lark (not night owl)73.513324.6225
subdued (not exuberant)73.57228.638
quiet (not loud)73.423123.5421
🥴 (not 🥳)73.417028.6124
scholarly (not crafty)73.316124.8366
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.317924.0156
purple (not orange)73.113626.3349
🤖 (not 👻)73.014428.5103
traditional (not unorthodox)72.821127.176
honorable (not cunning)72.834723.0409
conventional (not creative)72.819226.6414
oblivious (not alert)72.614428.9113
preppy (not punk rock)72.644327.849
wavering (not resolute)72.53827.776
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.451026.4343
accepting (not judgemental)72.423925.4237
centrist (not radical)72.46028.230
frugal (not lavish)72.423922.7356
sad (not happy)72.331820.9331
💔 (not 💝)72.221031.2186
helpless (not resourceful)72.13627.278
nurturing (not poisonous)72.048321.9122
indie (not pop)72.035326.923
sheeple (not conspiracist)71.93129.5262
warm (not cold)71.839822.6342
😭 (not 😀)71.817527.5137
outsider (not insider)71.722731.5293
foolish (not wise)71.521426.5416
democratic (not authoritarian)71.526426.3337
depressed (not bright)71.518324.1365
reactive (not proactive)71.414029.119
gracious (not feisty)71.08122.8321
provincial (not cosmopolitan)70.915525.9283
sheriff (not outlaw)70.935022.2289
thrifty (not extravagant)70.924827.446
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.728726.8399
folksy (not presidential)70.726025.642
🐐 (not 🦒)70.322632.1160
oxymoron (not tautology)70.39820.117
scientific (not artistic)70.242224.9382
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.212026.0404
serious (not bold)70.121224.6376
bashful (not exhibitionist)70.09926.729
modest (not flamboyant)69.841728.7410
🤠 (not 🤑)69.743128.398
incompetent (not competent)69.610828.7377
pensive (not serene)69.652629.928
unambitious (not driven)69.52927.4318
miserable (not joyful)69.444724.7118
family-first (not work-first)69.441227.6349
devout (not heathen)69.331624.5288
envious (not prideful)69.34026.053
glad (not mad)69.124724.594
🥶 (not 🥵)69.118031.348
unpolished (not eloquent)69.024428.6306
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)69.022228.353
🧕 (not 💃)68.99325.4182
neutral (not opinionated)68.82932.942
methodical (not astonishing)68.744326.8304
wholesome (not salacious)68.748130.0114
whippersnapper (not sage)68.620829.438
warm (not quarrelsome)68.630826.1376
soulful (not soulless)68.680629.163
sweet (not bitter)68.439125.5339
literal (not metaphorical)68.338528.0327
obsessed (not aloof)68.147129.9371
sensible (not ludicrous)68.051028.8370
hard-work (not natural-talent)68.048026.644
simple (not complicated)67.912629.2358
valedictorian (not drop out)67.672032.6118
📉 (not 📈)67.58730.4115
thinker (not doer)67.515533.055
prudish (not flirtatious)67.528529.221
neat (not messy)67.465427.9283
orderly (not chaotic)67.350828.2405
altruistic (not selfish)67.351325.2414
French (not Russian)67.235630.542
empath (not psychopath)67.163426.940
sorrowful (not cheery)67.152225.9422
slothful (not active)67.18023.9334
sugarcoated (not frank)66.96628.827
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.845727.5125
moody (not stable)66.766128.6387
heroic (not villainous)66.683719.3410
nonpolitical (not political)66.621732.5317
geriatric (not vibrant)66.413827.041
emotional (not logical)66.346629.7417
offended (not chill)66.250829.249
freak (not normie)66.246930.451
long-winded (not concise)66.225128.319
technophile (not luddite)66.132027.6306
👟 (not 🥾)65.939932.0118
autistic (not neurotypical)65.95927.6362
feminist (not sexist)65.974827.6157
sober (not indulgent)65.731630.7402
naive (not paranoid)65.719934.033
idealist (not realist)65.636830.5109
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.840329.8315
stinky (not fresh)64.823127.7195
overprepared (not efficient)64.69528.444
patient (not impatient)64.428229.3148
straightforward (not cryptic)64.272631.8355
ugly (not beautiful)64.214726.180
tight (not loose)64.275830.953
gendered (not androgynous)64.1116830.1142
monochrome (not multicolored)64.142531.663
🦄 (not 🐴)64.134635.8109
communal (not individualist)64.020230.266
rock (not rap)64.0107327.625
classical (not avant-garde)63.951328.772
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.844332.0317
touchy-feely (not distant)63.839428.219
open-book (not secretive)63.628831.848
analysis (not common sense)63.551832.724
reasoned (not instinctual)63.433029.5323
lenient (not strict)63.241531.0383
slow-talking (not fast-talking)63.222528.642
generous (not stingy)63.265727.651
skeptical (not spiritual)63.086926.8336
juvenile (not mature)63.046033.784
refined (not rugged)62.964527.5368
manicured (not scruffy)62.881628.9376
introspective (not not introspective)62.869531.2179
unprepared (not hoarder)62.624531.5279
scrub (not legit)62.616930.7129
expressive (not stoic)62.565329.0408
🤐 (not 😜)62.550731.987
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.544033.241
works hard (not plays hard)62.482528.1384
theoretical (not empirical)62.312530.0322
irrelevant (not important)62.39728.1210
jealous (not compersive)62.048330.0282
diligent (not lazy)61.9123928.2351
subjective (not objective)61.930532.066
dramatic (not comedic)61.984529.936
🏌 (not 🤺)61.716032.4105
🧢 (not 🎩)61.752235.5107
mathematical (not literary)61.533128.7378
feminine (not masculine)61.450521.1438
queer (not straight)61.417927.2136
reasonable (not deranged)61.468228.9122
quitter (not persistent)61.32432.9113
🤔 (not 🤫)61.355434.0109
bad-cook (not good-cook)61.247830.235
🎃 (not 💀)61.243735.643
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.087927.569
biased (not impartial)60.987130.5328
high-tech (not low-tech)60.955129.7316
protagonist (not antagonist)60.993833.517
consistent (not variable)60.768333.343
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.793429.523
washed (not muddy)60.774029.323
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.659129.1336
slugabed (not go-getter)60.59930.888
unassuming (not pretentious)60.534533.8107
monastic (not hedonist)60.527829.264
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.437830.9319
studious (not goof-off)60.392032.7118
🙃 (not 🥰)60.250633.4186
poor (not rich)60.142324.2303
conservative (not liberal)60.135130.9103
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)60.161133.9127
knowledgeable (not ignorant)60.196530.342
monotone (not expressive)60.033533.321
dunce (not genius)59.927728.2453
🤡 (not 👽)59.837834.5121
unobservant (not perceptive)59.717634.041
rigid (not flexible)59.466631.7350
utilitarian (not decorative)59.478231.455
generalist (not specialist)59.322632.358
🐒 (not 🐩)59.350034.2102
believable (not poorly-written)59.3131725.343
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.131129.8330
remote (not involved)59.016029.1293
child free (not pronatalist)59.082234.4238
😊 (not 🤣)59.077033.0117
cat person (not dog person)58.954834.623
indiscreet (not tactful)58.730534.6110
fantastical (not realistic)58.750033.352
historical (not modern)58.650128.1234
gloomy (not sunny)58.570126.840
lighthearted (not intense)58.534132.841
earth (not air)58.583730.837
gossiping (not confidential)58.340829.2374
oppressed (not privileged)58.338032.843
formal (not intimate)57.960230.7167
ironic (not profound)57.958131.147
unmotivated (not motivated)57.98831.520
sane (not crazy)57.857429.8105
💩 (not 🌟)57.629530.9113
urban (not rural)57.597131.8201
deep (not epic)57.448124.239
thick (not thin)57.346225.4262
permanent (not transient)57.271731.8115
concrete (not abstract)57.277230.1119
wooden (not plastic)57.299832.529
smooth (not rough)57.161131.6336
linear (not circular)57.155336.544
🐷 (not 🐮)57.036133.3169
jealous (not opinionated)57.020131.220
OCD (not ADHD)56.987835.336
random (not pointed)56.929732.742
disreputable (not prestigious)56.841330.1302
unfixable (not fixable)56.443932.336
English (not German)56.1131433.738
asexual (not sexual)56.137232.341
private (not gregarious)56.086928.7316
Greek (not Roman)56.041133.425
factual (not poetic)55.879530.731
ranged (not melee)55.774232.418
close-minded (not open-minded)55.349026.8353
curious (not apathetic)55.1108331.2405
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.168234.1165
libertarian (not socialist)54.976828.2289
hurried (not leisurely)54.883230.8363
western (not eastern)54.8106033.5140
theist (not atheist)54.750431.253
realistic (not ambitious)54.745535.550
philosophical (not real)54.633628.8276
vague (not precise)54.536130.0224
Italian (not Swedish)54.573936.935
humorless (not funny)54.453027.4409
bored (not interested)54.426833.639
rustic (not cultured)54.449028.514
haunted (not blissful)54.3102233.838
clean (not perverted)54.297533.933
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.165239.830
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.945731.6247
treasure (not trash)53.8122933.0137
equitable (not hypocritical)53.577332.690
guarded (not open)53.2115632.0357
high IQ (not low IQ)53.2127229.6330
giggling (not chortling)53.144230.335
chatty (not reserved)53.076431.2369
regular (not zany)52.959030.396
underachiever (not overachiever)52.929338.443
whimsical (not rational)52.658131.0367
creepy (not disarming)52.639430.4134
pack rat (not minimalist)52.562434.3107
summer (not winter)52.578735.119
chaste (not lustful)52.361531.1370
builder (not explorer)52.373828.5316
moist (not dry)52.370532.347
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.244330.4130
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.288035.6106
deep (not shallow)52.0102031.1157
frenzied (not sleepy)52.0138333.230
playful (not serious)51.960630.0381
factual (not exaggerating)51.675631.740
disorganized (not self-disciplined)51.444933.3368
interrupting (not attentive)51.475031.655
backdoor (not official)51.386832.5316
imaginative (not practical)51.255332.0311
tasteful (not lewd)51.1105729.2394
nihilist (not existentialist)51.049830.744
always down (not picky)51.057631.520
slacker (not workaholic)50.438130.397
mainstream (not arcane)50.566233.1329

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 (0.884)
  2. Louis Tully (0.84)
  3. Kif Kroker (0.833)
  4. Alan Harper (0.821)
  5. Eric Forman (0.795)
  6. Gary Walsh (0.788)
  7. Brian Johnson (0.781)
  8. Morty Smith (0.778)
  9. Evan (0.777)
  10. Chip Dove (0.777)
  1. Tyler Durden (-0.715)
  2. Ramona Vega (-0.704)
  3. Rhett Butler (-0.703)
  4. Samantha Jones (-0.677)
  5. Jennifer Check (-0.671)
  6. Phil (-0.67)
  7. Santana Lopez (-0.667)
  8. Damon Salvatore (-0.664)
  9. Mazikeen (-0.647)
  10. Frank Costello (-0.647)

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.



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