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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)95.72111.1429
submissive (not dominant)94.748.4423
beta (not alpha)94.0510.9351
weakass (not badass)93.449.529
first-mate (not captain)92.3812.9399
bookish (not sporty)92.14812.1379
meek (not bossy)91.6511.6403
low self esteem (not narcissistic)91.6311.637
soft (not hard)91.3910.180
passive (not assertive)90.9414.4355
codependent (not independent)90.9514.6374
awkward (not suspicious)90.9612.1440
insecure (not confident)90.8714.1420
vulnerable (not armoured)90.6513.0316
puny (not mighty)90.6215.0409
soft (not hard)90.51111.5325
awkward (not charming)90.4813.5449
mild (not spicy)89.6214.6355
pacifist (not ferocious)89.5714.1404
sheltered (not street-smart)89.4815.8330
careful (not brave)89.2313.2405
anxious (not calm)89.23215.3393
hesitant (not decisive)88.8514.3359
gatherer (not hunter)88.11620.224
sensitive (not thick-skinned)87.62215.5355
tame (not wild)87.4914.8349
obedient (not rebellious)87.42015.9367
self-conscious (not self-assured)87.3420.6360
dorky (not cool)87.32818.7105
unlucky (not fortunate)87.21216.5435
clumsy (not coordinated)87.13114.5391
🧠 (not 💪)87.011816.4103
young (not old)86.98922.3391
claustrophobic (not spelunker)86.8514.934
short (not tall)86.15514.6413
desperate (not high standards)85.83121.356
apprentice (not master)85.71721.1144
romantic (not dispassionate)85.69819.542
innocent (not worldly)85.32015.7417
gamer (not non-gamer)85.33325.735
lover (not fighter)85.24018.747
water (not fire)84.52012.833
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)84.43723.732
kind (not cruel)83.927315.2435
unambiguous (not mysterious)83.82217.9383
loyal (not traitorous)83.640819.6424
🐿 (not 🦇)83.55220.397
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)83.46219.1100
shy (not bold)83.3918.6433
cooperative (not competitive)83.14020.5411
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.95018.6348
tailor (not blacksmith)82.96622.429
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.56919.672
unchallenging (not demanding)82.41421.049
noob (not pro)82.21623.493
🐀 (not 🐘)82.13423.3215
cautious (not impulsive)82.06822.2446
trusting (not charming)81.9918.9424
mundane (not extraordinary)81.91722.0368
intellectual (not physical)81.725921.5420
corporate (not freelance)81.310024.220
civilized (not barbaric)81.325817.4420
one-faced (not two-faced)81.322522.644
introvert (not extrovert)81.26519.1403
traumatized (not flourishing)81.212420.738
tense (not relaxed)81.029520.1397
enslaved (not emancipated)81.01618.9357
😇 (not 😈)80.713319.5111
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.522522.3392
stuttering (not rhythmic)80.42620.434
respectful (not rude)80.319419.1419
human (not animalistic)80.226120.9365
🎨 (not 🏀)80.128720.245
🛌 (not 🧗)80.05323.3189
vanilla (not kinky)79.98327.3368
genuine (not sarcastic)79.912920.3339
slow (not fast)79.42315.8359
repetitive (not varied)79.45119.1165
slovenly (not stylish)79.36418.5408
proper (not scandalous)79.313519.3341
moderate (not extreme)79.22123.7352
lost (not enlightened)79.28421.437
resigned (not resistant)79.1224.5385
😬 (not 😏)79.15327.497
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.913124.499
basic (not hipster)78.715123.8396
weird (not normal)78.521620.2452
uninspiring (not charismatic)78.42324.9342
vegan (not cannibal)78.212319.733
reclusive (not social)78.111822.6195
subdued (not exuberant)78.12125.529
humble (not arrogant)78.013021.4391
triggered (not trolling)78.08425.436
forgiving (not vengeful)77.916323.7392
average (not deviant)77.72323.9278
complimentary (not insulting)77.516821.679
vintage (not trendy)77.532517.424
well behaved (not mischievous)76.513522.0405
metrosexual (not macho)76.515726.728
🧐 (not 😎)76.013426.7121
twitchy (not still)75.724823.442
trusting (not suspicious)75.612627.2410
flimsy (not sturdy)75.46928.930
preppy (not punk rock)75.133426.543
politically correct (not edgy)75.010123.6352
domestic (not industrial)75.09422.371
repulsive (not attractive)74.98218.8448
tiresome (not interesting)74.93621.4384
shy (not playful)74.84722.0405
good-humored (not angry)74.727521.3339
angelic (not demonic)74.627421.2404
sickly (not healthy)74.57321.0379
statist (not anarchist)74.412524.2149
roundabout (not direct)74.33824.2347
grateful (not entitled)74.319823.837
accommodating (not stubborn)74.35930.742
egalitarian (not racist)74.272623.185
pure (not debased)74.123623.6407
demure (not vain)74.111623.4329
traditional (not unorthodox)74.016927.170
self-destructive (not self-improving)74.025625.243
scholarly (not crafty)73.713024.5367
🥴 (not 🥳)73.715228.0121
quiet (not loud)73.519523.9432
wavering (not resolute)73.42727.571
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.316224.3153
conventional (not creative)73.316126.5420
morning lark (not night owl)73.212225.2228
thrifty (not extravagant)72.918826.132
purple (not orange)72.811726.4353
honorable (not cunning)72.730723.1420
💔 (not 💝)72.719031.3182
warm (not cold)72.632721.4338
accepting (not judgemental)72.521825.1243
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.246926.5344
🤖 (not 👻)72.214428.7100
whippersnapper (not sage)72.214225.430
on-time (not tardy)72.253430.744
frugal (not lavish)72.123523.2355
helpless (not resourceful)72.13428.071
Pepsi (not Coke)71.93330.846
sheeple (not conspiracist)71.83129.3275
sad (not happy)71.629821.3342
outsider (not insider)71.521631.3300
nurturing (not poisonous)71.542521.5119
😭 (not 😀)71.516927.2124
foolish (not wise)71.418826.1409
sheriff (not outlaw)71.428821.8292
French (not Russian)71.321728.137
democratic (not authoritarian)71.125426.4337
oblivious (not alert)71.114929.6105
provincial (not cosmopolitan)70.915325.5289
🐐 (not 🦒)70.918831.9156
🥶 (not 🥵)70.814430.837
pensive (not serene)70.741827.326
depressed (not bright)70.716525.0364
serious (not bold)70.517724.5378
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.425726.9403
gracious (not feisty)70.48423.4324
off-key (not musical)70.420028.734
punchable (not loveable)70.421630.330
modest (not flamboyant)70.236328.3417
scientific (not artistic)70.036524.5380
devout (not heathen)70.026924.2287
envious (not prideful)70.03525.747
uncreative (not open to new experinces)69.912626.2408
incompetent (not competent)69.89528.2379
glad (not mad)69.820524.491
reliable (not experimental)69.634129.821
miserable (not joyful)69.540024.7115
🤠 (not 🤑)69.437128.290
bashful (not exhibitionist)69.49727.123
unambitious (not driven)69.33027.5315
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)69.319427.342
sweet (not bitter)69.232425.1337
methodical (not astonishing)69.237326.0300
family-first (not work-first)69.136227.3356
warm (not quarrelsome)68.727325.9379
simple (not complicated)68.79928.6354
unpolished (not eloquent)68.724028.4310
wholesome (not salacious)68.741229.6111
obsessed (not aloof)68.441029.7382
🧕 (not 💃)68.410025.8179
folksy (not presidential)68.428128.835
thinker (not doer)68.411933.948
literal (not metaphorical)68.034428.1338
soulful (not soulless)68.071427.457
empath (not psychopath)68.053023.831
orderly (not chaotic)67.844027.9405
neat (not messy)67.757227.4280
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.645227.033
monochrome (not multicolored)67.629028.554
geriatric (not vibrant)67.510126.537
nonpolitical (not political)67.418132.3322
sensible (not ludicrous)67.445429.0377
altruistic (not selfish)67.144925.5400
slothful (not active)67.17024.0336
sorrowful (not cheery)67.045525.7429
emotional (not logical)66.941029.2414
idealist (not realist)66.731030.0103
moody (not stable)66.659928.7389
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.615827.738
technophile (not luddite)66.427427.6301
heroic (not villainous)66.373119.6415
valedictorian (not drop out)66.266832.7107
📉 (not 📈)66.29230.9113
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.143028.6121
feminist (not sexist)66.065327.9154
👟 (not 🥾)66.035332.1111
classical (not avant-garde)65.640528.066
sober (not indulgent)65.528930.5412
neutral (not opinionated)65.54033.141
overprepared (not efficient)65.38129.543
open-book (not secretive)65.321731.736
autistic (not neurotypical)65.16228.1377
generous (not stingy)65.154526.441
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.637229.8314
stinky (not fresh)64.620727.4200
patient (not impatient)64.526229.5142
subjective (not objective)64.520631.265
freak (not normie)64.545429.645
🧢 (not 🎩)64.441335.194
gendered (not androgynous)64.3104230.7142
straightforward (not cryptic)64.163831.7355
reasoned (not instinctual)63.827429.4327
ugly (not beautiful)63.713926.875
refined (not rugged)63.157927.6375
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.140532.3320
unprepared (not hoarder)63.122630.9278
manicured (not scruffy)62.972728.6382
scrub (not legit)62.914930.9131
irrelevant (not important)62.88628.1213
🏌 (not 🤺)62.812832.9101
lenient (not strict)62.538231.0383
juvenile (not mature)62.542034.268
introspective (not not introspective)62.560731.0171
expressive (not stoic)62.457428.8412
skeptical (not spiritual)62.278627.3335
unassuming (not pretentious)62.226932.9100
believable (not poorly-written)62.2106826.137
jealous (not compersive)62.143829.8286
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)62.052433.1123
dramatic (not comedic)61.977129.132
theoretical (not empirical)61.811530.2329
🦄 (not 🐴)61.836136.3104
🤐 (not 😜)61.847731.882
knowledgeable (not ignorant)61.878629.633
queer (not straight)61.614227.0131
consistent (not variable)61.656734.933
diligent (not lazy)61.5109328.2354
works hard (not plays hard)61.573828.1386
slugabed (not go-getter)61.58431.383
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.574026.768
quitter (not persistent)61.42232.8103
feminine (not masculine)61.344921.3436
mathematical (not literary)61.329928.7367
communal (not individualist)61.224930.865
offended (not chill)61.257029.742
high-tech (not low-tech)61.147229.8316
gloomy (not sunny)61.056026.831
🤔 (not 🤫)60.951433.6115
bad-cook (not good-cook)60.845231.531
fantastical (not realistic)60.742231.646
tight (not loose)60.674130.642
biased (not impartial)60.580130.7332
reasonable (not deranged)60.559827.4113
utilitarian (not decorative)60.467532.252
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.444832.229
🙃 (not 🥰)60.244433.4182
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.035130.9325
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.052429.3338
dunce (not genius)59.925827.8454
English (not German)59.9105335.328
poor (not rich)59.739223.9301
🐒 (not 🐩)59.644234.6100
generalist (not specialist)59.221933.748
conservative (not liberal)59.232931.2101
😊 (not 🤣)59.267033.7106
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.028729.4341
oppressed (not privileged)59.032132.638
rigid (not flexible)58.960231.4343
gossiping (not confidential)58.836329.1371
studious (not goof-off)58.883032.5116
historical (not modern)58.744027.8241
remote (not involved)58.613929.1294
monastic (not hedonist)58.629330.359
permanent (not transient)58.558932.3112
child free (not pronatalist)58.476334.6238
thick (not thin)58.439425.3256
formal (not intimate)58.251930.4167
unobservant (not perceptive)58.116335.635
urban (not rural)58.083032.0189
indiscreet (not tactful)57.729534.9105
🎃 (not 💀)57.748737.236
🐷 (not 🐮)57.632432.7170
💩 (not 🌟)57.527930.5103
random (not pointed)57.526132.040
disreputable (not prestigious)57.436629.7301
moist (not dry)57.447231.233
sane (not crazy)57.351129.6106
🤡 (not 👽)57.341134.9115
linear (not circular)57.348637.139
ranged (not melee)57.058636.015
earth (not air)56.979432.929
underachiever (not overachiever)56.921038.637
concrete (not abstract)56.869130.0111
private (not gregarious)56.675228.9321
smooth (not rough)56.455431.6338
theist (not atheist)56.440630.850
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.258934.0164
haunted (not blissful)55.789934.630
deep (not epic)55.647923.934
asexual (not sexual)55.633532.439
western (not eastern)55.588033.5128
Greek (not Roman)55.541235.621
libertarian (not socialist)55.367827.8298
ironic (not profound)55.261030.142
wooden (not plastic)55.192934.125
close-minded (not open-minded)55.042727.0365
humorless (not funny)54.945427.4411
equitable (not hypocritical)54.765733.486
lighthearted (not intense)54.735532.535
giggling (not chortling)54.735429.630
curious (not apathetic)54.696531.3410
regular (not zany)54.645730.193
bored (not interested)54.625432.925
philosophical (not real)54.530728.7278
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.554840.725
factual (not poetic)54.473931.227
vague (not precise)54.333129.9224
unfixable (not fixable)54.143635.234
high IQ (not low IQ)53.9111929.2338
hurried (not leisurely)53.775730.8359
pack rat (not minimalist)53.751634.2107
realistic (not ambitious)53.742035.440
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.640131.6252
Italian (not Swedish)53.668636.430
nihilist (not existentialist)53.339428.643
factual (not exaggerating)53.363230.633
chatty (not reserved)53.267931.1370
guarded (not open)52.8103031.9355
deep (not shallow)52.686230.8149
OCD (not ADHD)52.686235.128
creepy (not disarming)52.536230.6126
playful (not serious)52.451729.8382
builder (not explorer)52.365528.7315
chaste (not lustful)52.253630.8377
perverted (not clean)52.248334.428
whimsical (not rational)52.152530.9369
workaholic (not slacker)51.6106429.886
interrupting (not attentive)51.667031.841
treasure (not trash)51.5110332.4134
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)51.381736.3102
tasteful (not lewd)51.290929.0397
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.240830.4118
practical (not imaginative)50.190831.8321
self-disciplined (not disorganized)50.2101333.2362
frenzied (not sleepy)50.8123132.123
backdoor (not official)50.377832.5318
mainstream (not arcane)50.457432.9338

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 (0.875)
  2. Alan Harper (0.826)
  3. Louis Tully (0.824)
  4. Stuart Bloom (0.784)
  5. Eric Forman (0.782)
  1. Tyler Durden (-0.72)
  2. Rhett Butler (-0.718)
  3. Ramona Vega (-0.688)
  4. Damon Salvatore (-0.68)
  5. Samantha Jones (-0.672)

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: INFJ (r = 0.53)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.51)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.44)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.43)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.43)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.4)
  7. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.4)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.39)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.38)
  10. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.36)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.35)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.34)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.33)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.32)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.3)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.29)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.28)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.26)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.22)
  20. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.13)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.13)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.1)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.06)


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