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Milhouse Van Houten Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
nerd (not jock)95.72111.0448
submissive (not dominant)94.848.3429
beta (not alpha)94.1410.7364
weakass (not badass)93.4410.949
bookish (not sporty)92.37312.3403
first-mate (not captain)92.31012.9402
meek (not bossy)91.8511.0410
soft (not hard)91.61510.088
low self esteem (not narcissistic)91.5312.356
awkward (not suspicious)90.9412.1452
passive (not assertive)90.8515.1374
insecure (not confident)90.7614.1426
often crying (not never cries)90.61613.138
vulnerable (not armoured)90.5412.9334
puny (not mighty)90.4215.0418
soft (not hard)90.41711.3334
codependent (not independent)90.4516.0394
awkward (not charming)90.31013.6459
mild (not spicy)89.7415.0357
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)89.53018.231
anxious (not calm)89.24315.4396
love-focused (not money-focused)89.113410.730
pacifist (not ferocious)89.1915.2404
careful (not brave)89.0413.1415
sheltered (not street-smart)88.81316.8344
gatherer (not hunter)88.81616.045
hesitant (not decisive)88.7514.6360
tame (not wild)87.81014.8361
obedient (not rebellious)87.71915.5385
sensitive (not thick-skinned)87.72115.4365
dorky (not cool)87.72618.8126
emotional (not unemotional)87.614114.242
self-conscious (not self-assured)87.3620.3365
🧠 (not 💪)87.317516.1118
lover (not fighter)87.14017.458
unlucky (not fortunate)87.01716.6447
clumsy (not coordinated)86.83914.9399
young (not old)86.612922.5405
desperate (not high standards)86.22319.679
short (not tall)86.17015.0446
cheesy (not chic)85.83814.932
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)85.63624.247
hypochondriac (not stoic)85.61218.826
apprentice (not master)85.32820.5156
innocent (not worldly)85.02916.9429
timid (not cocky)84.51722.935
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.47417.6106
white knight (not bad boy)84.212213.740
unambiguous (not mysterious)84.12217.6387
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.15918.295
water (not fire)84.13616.154
claustrophobic (not spelunker)83.91419.452
kind (not cruel)83.837215.1448
🐿 (not 🦇)83.58020.4116
shy (not bold)83.31318.6446
cooperative (not competitive)83.25120.8414
loyal (not traitorous)83.260320.1434
romantic (not dispassionate)83.020123.856
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.96219.1353
noob (not pro)82.61323.8111
intellectual (not physical)82.530221.2424
cautious (not impulsive)82.48822.2440
traumatized (not flourishing)82.415620.454
gamer (not non-gamer)82.07928.048
mundane (not extraordinary)81.82022.3378
devoted (not unfaithful)81.862719.038
gullible (not cynical)81.86322.825
trusting (not charming)81.8719.2426
🐀 (not 🐘)81.84723.5227
flower child (not goth)81.824522.634
🎨 (not 🏀)81.634219.556
unchallenging (not demanding)81.52021.960
introvert (not extrovert)81.110819.5416
tense (not relaxed)80.940220.5402
civilized (not barbaric)80.737817.9427
tailor (not blacksmith)80.611924.943
respectful (not rude)80.329219.1432
stuttering (not rhythmic)80.33120.750
🛌 (not 🧗)80.26022.3205
enslaved (not emancipated)80.21319.8358
😬 (not 😏)80.25125.4120
genuine (not sarcastic)80.016920.2355
human (not animalistic)79.938121.0367
giving (not receiving)79.923621.943
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.831622.9393
vanilla (not kinky)79.711527.6374
😇 (not 😈)79.719520.5132
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.717123.0125
slow (not fast)79.62215.7372
resigned (not resistant)79.3424.7379
innocent (not jaded)79.38026.730
slovenly (not stylish)79.17918.7417
yes-man (not contrarian)79.13923.735
basic (not hipster)78.915623.5401
proper (not scandalous)78.820320.4357
vintage (not trendy)78.737416.444
repetitive (not varied)78.76919.5166
weird (not normal)78.628620.2462
uninspiring (not charismatic)78.52124.6342
one-faced (not two-faced)78.440424.661
forgiving (not vengeful)78.121923.2397
humble (not arrogant)78.117221.1395
reclusive (not social)78.017622.4203
moderate (not extreme)77.94125.0368
lost (not enlightened)77.913020.162
twitchy (not still)77.926420.859
average (not deviant)77.63423.9289
princess (not queen)77.67429.432
well behaved (not mischievous)76.619722.2406
metrosexual (not macho)76.619425.642
complimentary (not insulting)76.525622.295
vegan (not cannibal)76.421922.947
🧐 (not 😎)76.115827.0133
corporate (not freelance)75.620828.234
off-key (not musical)75.614023.845
Pepsi (not Coke)75.51327.859
shy (not playful)75.46722.0425
roundabout (not direct)75.23924.1352
domestic (not industrial)75.210221.296
on-time (not tardy)75.163229.856
good-humored (not angry)75.137820.7350
repulsive (not attractive)75.010919.1451
tiresome (not interesting)74.94421.3393
preppy (not punk rock)74.744826.259
trusting (not suspicious)74.718428.0410
angelic (not demonic)74.437921.2412
demure (not vain)74.214123.6326
everyman (not chosen one)74.211631.829
politically correct (not edgy)74.117824.3369
accommodating (not stubborn)74.08230.159
pure (not debased)73.933323.9403
subdued (not exuberant)73.69328.151
quiet (not loud)73.529823.4431
sickly (not healthy)73.511021.9384
scholarly (not crafty)73.518424.7378
statist (not anarchist)73.518724.8164
egalitarian (not racist)73.5106322.292
🥴 (not 🥳)73.519728.2135
oblivious (not alert)73.414827.9124
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.419823.7165
flimsy (not sturdy)73.39830.948
wavering (not resolute)73.23627.381
morning lark (not night owl)73.215824.6232
🤖 (not 👻)73.116428.2115
purple (not orange)73.018226.4359
helpless (not resourceful)72.63927.288
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.557026.3348
honorable (not cunning)72.444023.3416
accepting (not judgemental)72.429125.4241
frugal (not lavish)72.327722.8362
conventional (not creative)72.323526.7426
💔 (not 💝)72.225330.9197
warm (not cold)72.149022.8361
traditional (not unorthodox)72.125927.885
😭 (not 😀)72.020027.3148
sad (not happy)71.941421.1341
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.937226.663
sheeple (not conspiracist)71.83329.5274
nurturing (not poisonous)71.858222.2136
🤠 (not 🤑)71.746227.3112
democratic (not authoritarian)71.631226.4344
reliable (not experimental)71.639928.738
bashful (not exhibitionist)71.49527.541
thrifty (not extravagant)71.227727.956
depressed (not bright)71.223724.2377
foolish (not wise)71.125326.8432
sheriff (not outlaw)71.140622.5304
triggered (not trolling)71.036230.955
gracious (not feisty)70.910522.9338
outsider (not insider)70.929031.9298
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.734726.7408
provincial (not cosmopolitan)70.618926.0287
🐐 (not 🦒)70.527232.0163
scientific (not artistic)70.449024.9389
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.413426.1415
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.422527.160
oxymoron (not tautology)70.39820.117
serious (not bold)70.126224.5382
punchable (not loveable)70.128532.355
grateful (not entitled)70.137626.253
predictable (not quirky)70.021429.332
modest (not flamboyant)69.850328.6416
family-first (not work-first)69.848727.5355
thinker (not doer)69.815432.466
incompetent (not competent)69.811628.7385
touchy-feely (not distant)69.632827.530
French (not Russian)69.535729.250
sugarcoated (not frank)69.45628.131
devout (not heathen)69.336724.4292
unpolished (not eloquent)69.227228.5317
miserable (not joyful)69.154824.4125
🧕 (not 💃)69.112425.1194
unambitious (not driven)69.03527.6330
envious (not prideful)69.04325.859
wholesome (not salacious)68.857830.1124
empath (not psychopath)68.872026.644
centrist (not radical)68.812330.833
warm (not quarrelsome)68.738226.2389
transparent (not machiavellian)68.728630.530
prudish (not flirtatious)68.729929.031
methodical (not astonishing)68.651927.0311
sweet (not bitter)68.449425.6345
👟 (not 🥾)68.439231.7129
glad (not mad)68.331724.2106
simple (not complicated)68.213829.0373
obsessed (not aloof)68.157630.2380
soulful (not soulless)68.1102329.470
pensive (not serene)68.171031.536
sensible (not ludicrous)67.960029.0378
literal (not metaphorical)67.946728.0338
freak (not normie)67.851729.358
fearmongering (not reassuring)67.837135.732
indie (not pop)67.861128.328
overprepared (not efficient)67.77629.560
altruistic (not selfish)67.661725.2420
neat (not messy)67.576527.7292
folksy (not presidential)67.538627.552
analysis (not common sense)67.548030.132
orderly (not chaotic)67.360028.1413
valedictorian (not drop out)67.387632.2130
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.252027.8144
📉 (not 📈)67.210430.6126
whippersnapper (not sage)67.228431.142
moody (not stable)67.177028.4398
slothful (not active)67.19023.7345
sorrowful (not cheery)67.063425.9431
offended (not chill)67.057229.458
technophile (not luddite)66.735627.4320
🥶 (not 🥵)66.726031.958
emotional (not logical)66.655529.6433
idealist (not realist)66.641330.5118
heroic (not villainous)66.5104019.3424
neutral (not opinionated)66.54434.151
tight (not loose)65.981230.663
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.966226.852
autistic (not neurotypical)65.78627.9367
reactive (not proactive)65.734829.131
nonpolitical (not political)65.629633.0328
juvenile (not mature)65.446632.895
feminist (not sexist)65.396927.7163
geriatric (not vibrant)65.218627.045
sober (not indulgent)65.041131.1410
stinky (not fresh)65.027527.3209
communal (not individualist)64.723130.373
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.650929.7324
straightforward (not cryptic)64.285231.8364
patient (not impatient)64.236429.5155
gendered (not androgynous)64.1141130.1148
🦄 (not 🐴)64.042136.1116
🏌 (not 🤺)64.014831.8116
🎃 (not 💀)63.945134.255
long-winded (not concise)63.637029.423
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.554232.1320
introspective (not not introspective)63.583631.1188
open-book (not secretive)63.434332.063
lenient (not strict)63.350731.1401
reasoned (not instinctual)63.240229.7330
manicured (not scruffy)63.196528.9385
scrub (not legit)63.117930.4141
rock (not rap)63.1135625.532
unmotivated (not motivated)63.17528.827
classical (not avant-garde)63.065528.785
consistent (not variable)63.071633.354
refined (not rugged)62.977527.7375
skeptical (not spiritual)62.9105126.7346
generous (not stingy)62.785128.161
monotone (not expressive)62.734133.730
jealous (not compersive)62.456830.0288
diligent (not lazy)62.3151128.1360
works hard (not plays hard)62.2100628.1391
theoretical (not empirical)62.215930.0331
unprepared (not hoarder)62.230231.6285
ugly (not beautiful)62.219427.591
queer (not straight)62.124527.3146
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.196726.978
🤐 (not 😜)62.165731.5100
subjective (not objective)62.036532.372
monochrome (not multicolored)62.057931.173
irrelevant (not important)61.911428.3222
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.930830.548
expressive (not stoic)61.781929.2417
🤔 (not 🤫)61.764434.1117
conservative (not liberal)61.538030.9113
feminine (not masculine)61.463020.9451
mathematical (not literary)61.440428.9392
slugabed (not go-getter)61.211031.099
🙃 (not 🥰)61.255233.5196
believable (not poorly-written)61.1152724.757
knowledgeable (not ignorant)61.1115129.847
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.159533.748
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.1115734.536
bad-cook (not good-cook)61.057930.346
high-tech (not low-tech)60.967229.7328
biased (not impartial)60.8102830.4336
reasonable (not deranged)60.884329.2140
quitter (not persistent)60.83133.2129
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.768429.0340
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)60.672333.9140
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.545830.8326
asexual (not sexual)60.438231.650
dramatic (not comedic)60.3108432.246
🤡 (not 👽)60.143834.3129
🧢 (not 🎩)60.168235.9117
poor (not rich)60.053624.2312
cat person (not dog person)60.064234.131
monastic (not hedonist)59.934929.069
OCD (not ADHD)59.995734.249
rigid (not flexible)59.875831.7357
unassuming (not pretentious)59.844934.0117
lighthearted (not intense)59.837833.053
fantastical (not realistic)59.856534.056
dunce (not genius)59.632528.3466
washed (not muddy)59.695831.630
child free (not pronatalist)59.597734.5250
utilitarian (not decorative)59.495631.061
wooden (not plastic)59.4111731.841
😊 (not 🤣)59.396233.2126
remote (not involved)59.218329.2305
naive (not paranoid)59.239034.944
historical (not modern)59.161428.0244
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.034829.9333
studious (not goof-off)59.0114633.3125
formal (not intimate)58.869530.9180
Greek (not Roman)58.833732.631
oppressed (not privileged)58.745333.556
🐒 (not 🐩)58.661734.3110
generalist (not specialist)58.529232.965
ironic (not profound)58.564231.153
indiscreet (not tactful)58.338134.3115
gossiping (not confidential)58.247129.3385
deep (not epic)58.057725.048
sane (not crazy)57.870430.2113
concrete (not abstract)57.791529.8129
💩 (not 🌟)57.733931.0124
jealous (not opinionated)57.721831.129
protagonist (not antagonist)57.6127932.724
smooth (not rough)57.474331.4346
thick (not thin)57.453825.3268
factual (not poetic)57.390530.839
🐷 (not 🐮)57.041133.1182
gloomy (not sunny)56.990328.954
disreputable (not prestigious)56.847930.1310
unfixable (not fixable)56.851032.345
urban (not rural)56.7119432.0206
ranged (not melee)56.782332.223
unobservant (not perceptive)56.623034.852
existentialist (not nihilist)56.4106831.957
permanent (not transient)55.989931.9122
private (not gregarious)55.6110028.8323
curious (not apathetic)55.5130831.1416
Italian (not Swedish)55.582937.042
earth (not air)55.4113232.645
theist (not atheist)55.258031.164
English (not German)55.1162832.750
moist (not dry)55.174533.055
hurried (not leisurely)55.099730.9377
close-minded (not open-minded)55.058227.0363
linear (not circular)54.977935.256
exaggerating (not factual)54.885630.750
libertarian (not socialist)54.789928.1297
humorless (not funny)54.764127.3423
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.749931.6255
vague (not precise)54.642030.0233
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.686533.9177
bored (not interested)54.629132.046
western (not eastern)54.5131233.7151
random (not pointed)54.439033.749
always down (not picky)54.358031.528
philosophical (not real)54.244029.0288
equitable (not hypocritical)54.094332.5101
guarded (not open)53.8139832.1365
underachiever (not overachiever)53.832037.353
regular (not zany)53.670930.7108
haunted (not blissful)53.6126533.548
chatty (not reserved)53.589131.1382
treasure (not trash)53.4151632.7146
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.482638.840
high IQ (not low IQ)53.1156229.5341
rustic (not cultured)52.964125.126
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.8105735.6108
whimsical (not rational)52.471931.1381
chaste (not lustful)52.375731.1380
realistic (not ambitious)52.365334.959
giggling (not chortling)52.257732.243
builder (not explorer)52.186928.4328
winter (not summer)52.091336.333
playful (not serious)51.974129.9396
disorganized (not self-disciplined)51.952733.3381
clean (not perverted)51.9126832.940
backdoor (not official)51.7102132.5321
creepy (not disarming)51.648630.8148
deep (not shallow)51.6129531.2166
pack rat (not minimalist)51.578434.4116
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.456730.3136
frenzied (not sleepy)51.4168933.036
workaholic (not slacker)51.2148130.6104
practical (not imaginative)50.1125532.1320
attentive (not interrupting)50.1105131.465
mainstream (not arcane)50.776933.1343
tasteful (not lewd)50.6132829.2406

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 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 (0.888)
  2. Kif Kroker (0.847)
  3. Louis Tully (0.842)
  4. Alan Harper (0.829)
  5. Eric Forman (0.796)
  6. Gary Walsh (0.792)
  7. Brian Johnson (0.79)
  8. Evan (0.778)
  9. Stuart Bloom (0.777)
  10. Morty Smith (0.776)
  1. Tyler Durden (-0.719)
  2. Rhett Butler (-0.706)
  3. Ramona Vega (-0.702)
  4. Samantha Jones (-0.679)
  5. Phil (-0.676)
  6. Jennifer Check (-0.676)
  7. Damon Salvatore (-0.672)
  8. Santana Lopez (-0.67)
  9. Lily (-0.659)
  10. Mazikeen (-0.655)

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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