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Miranda Hobbes Personality Statistics

Miranda Hobbes is a character from Sex and the City. 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
workaholic (not slacker)92.56013.3178
driven (not unambitious)92.49512.1583
competent (not incompetent)91.88613.1565
high IQ (not low IQ)91.611911.1585
diligent (not lazy)90.718012.7638
feminist (not sexist)89.67015.4130
valedictorian (not drop out)89.011516.477
sturdy (not flimsy)88.7617.58
practical (not imaginative)88.33013.2558
scheduled (not spontaneous)87.87114.6579
intellectual (not physical)87.710013.6648
skeptical (not spiritual)87.64315.4637
scholarly (not crafty)87.51714.8686
independent (not codependent)87.57019.2674
rational (not whimsical)87.43416.7606
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.119516.6572
direct (not roundabout)86.110517.6610
works hard (not plays hard)85.79215.1629
precise (not vague)85.38215.7480
tense (not relaxed)85.216713.2656
dominant (not submissive)85.024316.4625
bossy (not meek)85.021615.3587
persistent (not quitter)84.750519.780
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.612715.3612
realist (not idealist)84.42718.7182
down2earth (not head@clouds)84.45120.0596
assertive (not passive)84.221519.2524
resourceful (not helpless)84.229218.4201
studious (not goof-off)84.122221.698
political (not nonpolitical)84.09817.4588
loyal (not traitorous)83.539017.3674
nerd (not jock)83.518517.1582
reasoned (not instinctual)83.12019.7604
alpha (not beta)83.124520.6529
🧠 (not 💪)83.119120.682
strict (not lenient)83.013315.5626
master (not apprentice)83.023516.2275
concrete (not abstract)83.03218.991
go-getter (not slugabed)82.926321.685
sheriff (not outlaw)82.810017.6565
scientific (not artistic)82.513016.4656
methodical (not astonishing)82.56717.5593
genius (not dunce)82.318615.3664
hurried (not leisurely)82.33517.5674
legit (not scrub)82.218419.1119
prestigious (not disreputable)82.112416.8545
sensible (not ludicrous)81.99320.1543
bookish (not sporty)81.826318.4485
guarded (not open)81.724316.5592
civilized (not barbaric)81.724118.1551
tight (not loose)81.714915.816
mature (not juvenile)81.514619.9174
atheist (not theist)81.58821.7144
official (not backdoor)81.44418.1633
competitive (not cooperative)81.128120.4619
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.025522.6118
rigid (not flexible)80.811516.5521
straightforward (not cryptic)80.78322.7615
literal (not metaphorical)80.44620.3552
offended (not chill)80.315213.418
cautious (not impulsive)80.39217.9566
serious (not playful)79.925315.4629
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.99117.3561
frenzied (not sleepy)79.919913.615
intense (not lighthearted)79.929122.318
fast-talking (not slow-talking)79.716022.620
egalitarian (not racist)79.449921.090
alert (not oblivious)79.326022.288
logical (not emotional)79.38920.8661
reasonable (not deranged)79.316524.680
orderly (not chaotic)79.018823.1618
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)78.815024.7104
mighty (not puny)78.530920.0565
wise (not foolish)78.317418.0651
self-improving (not self-destructive)78.07822.520
presidential (not folksy)78.016119.618
urban (not rural)77.923325.7158
human (not animalistic)77.932218.7514
hard (not soft)77.523018.0596
🧐 (not 😎)77.410121.091
armoured (not vulnerable)77.224722.2539
orange (not purple)77.27224.8525
rich (not poor)77.233717.9555
tall (not short)77.119217.3565
work-first (not family-first)77.023721.4691
hard (not soft)76.823920.4198
privileged (not oppressed)76.836423.623
conventional (not creative)76.410922.6625
real (not philosophical)76.314524.7417
factual (not poetic)76.117525.814
eloquent (not unpolished)76.034023.0561
builder (not explorer)75.97820.9590
modest (not flamboyant)75.720719.9619
fast (not slow)75.631423.0580
secretive (not open-book)75.631411.813
permanent (not transient)75.411721.6246
judgemental (not accepting)75.325323.0435
utilitarian (not decorative)75.321822.3168
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.342626.819
perceptive (not unobservant)75.359216.712
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.117525.798
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.014326.9297
healthy (not sickly)74.742520.0544
active (not slothful)74.659422.2514
individualist (not communal)74.626923.7157
private (not gregarious)74.624919.4574
emancipated (not enslaved)74.526825.7537
worldly (not innocent)74.442119.8622
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.422320.5530
neat (not messy)74.238625.0467
decisive (not hesitant)73.844526.0605
feisty (not gracious)73.343520.8563
resolute (not wavering)73.333324.481
repetitive (not varied)73.214121.7259
ferocious (not pacifist)73.041422.9616
suspicious (not trusting)72.932825.5623
treasure (not trash)72.962220.8121
claustrophobic (not spelunker)72.86218.113
bold (not shy)72.575922.7653
objective (not subjective)72.35625.5162
corporate (not freelance)72.319934.319
complicated (not simple)72.241722.3530
chortling (not giggling)72.227421.214
reliable (not experimental)72.226925.515
🤔 (not 🤫)72.213129.8101
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.116121.4551
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)72.025626.2559
refined (not rugged)71.935423.1621
anxious (not calm)71.830322.6613
bitter (not sweet)71.627618.5530
sarcastic (not genuine)71.527324.2549
captain (not first-mate)71.534430.4611
neurotypical (not autistic)71.251425.2555
🤖 (not 👻)71.115325.285
proper (not scandalous)71.127820.9556
linear (not circular)71.010227.416
dry (not moist)70.817118.825
well behaved (not mischievous)70.720922.7624
manicured (not scruffy)70.755324.4693
thin (not thick)70.630023.9416
dispassionate (not romantic)70.610120.29
heroic (not villainous)70.561020.0627
resistant (not resigned)70.545924.6564
serious (not bold)70.416625.2617
cosmopolitan (not provincial)70.422027.7551
attractive (not repulsive)70.261520.5689
formal (not intimate)70.125824.8155
industrial (not domestic)70.019726.6169
pro (not noob)70.061628.1108
high-tech (not low-tech)69.927223.5508
unambiguous (not mysterious)69.827024.9647
quarrelsome (not warm)69.739621.4598
🐴 (not 🦄)69.728028.4103
off-key (not musical)69.520921.111
cold (not warm)69.229919.8568
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.027721.2138
beautiful (not ugly)68.775323.7186
straight (not queer)68.572528.8296
important (not irrelevant)68.576124.9162
minimalist (not pack rat)68.423123.975
tasteful (not lewd)68.045723.6667
confidential (not gossiping)68.056225.9705
specialist (not generalist)68.031427.3144
basic (not hipster)67.839224.3580
impatient (not patient)67.750025.8284
deep (not shallow)67.242725.299
honorable (not cunning)67.141225.6621
hoarder (not unprepared)67.133221.4555
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.958628.588
consistent (not variable)66.937931.617
tactful (not indiscreet)66.843427.493
focused on the future (not focused on the present)66.717326.4609
mad (not glad)66.742723.588
hunter (not gatherer)66.745433.722
modern (not historical)66.638628.1432
sorrowful (not cheery)66.543118.3579
introspective (not not introspective)66.543826.0121
liberal (not conservative)66.544832.284
believable (not poorly-written)66.486423.317
classical (not avant-garde)66.336226.6190
👟 (not 🥾)66.231531.389
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.136325.6630
tame (not wild)65.924923.3552
frugal (not lavish)65.839121.7560
disarming (not creepy)65.861422.3260
statist (not anarchist)65.731128.3129
fresh (not stinky)65.761925.5146
coordinated (not clumsy)65.664728.8558
street-smart (not sheltered)65.656328.1539
🤑 (not 🤠)65.430831.094
Swedish (not Italian)64.923829.517
🤐 (not 😜)64.637425.690
sober (not indulgent)64.529424.4562
dorky (not cool)64.533923.071
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.526831.3126
miserable (not joyful)64.350321.596
morning lark (not night owl)64.123529.4415
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)63.925030.117
English (not German)63.786427.49
awkward (not charming)63.625222.3656
🌟 (not 💩)63.675628.874
technophile (not luddite)63.530526.1441
insulting (not complimentary)63.537523.9149
patriotic (not unpatriotic)63.163124.974
triggered (not trolling)63.053527.822
🤺 (not 🏌)62.972732.286
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.660124.9384
🐘 (not 🐀)62.534530.6142
confident (not insecure)62.271227.9624
introvert (not extrovert)62.129824.7635
politically correct (not edgy)62.131229.1579
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.970028.2525
monochrome (not multicolored)61.940228.3184
🥴 (not 🥳)61.941825.089
📈 (not 📉)61.957929.280
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.974625.819
vanilla (not kinky)61.741425.7547
stoic (not expressive)61.533327.3633
sad (not happy)61.457519.1547
🦒 (not 🐐)61.210227.9126
😬 (not 😏)61.129029.887
angry (not good-humored)61.037922.8533
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.820126.1576
average (not deviant)60.626525.7417
wholesome (not salacious)60.654724.491
ranged (not melee)60.639126.618
demure (not vain)60.540822.6531
rough (not smooth)60.142326.0526
nurturing (not poisonous)60.163124.8250
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.133924.117
libertarian (not socialist)59.841529.7507
kind (not cruel)59.581223.0588
trusting (not charming)59.434726.5610
obsessed (not aloof)59.366727.7546
empirical (not theoretical)59.147333.5512
regular (not zany)59.130228.778
vibrant (not geriatric)59.174826.916
suspicious (not awkward)59.071428.6598
pretentious (not unassuming)59.058129.489
fixable (not unfixable)58.959630.310
reserved (not chatty)58.849326.2609
arrogant (not humble)58.860624.4646
😭 (not 😀)58.644824.7101
biased (not impartial)58.483328.8510
💔 (not 💝)58.442730.0137
fortunate (not unlucky)58.341925.6616
close-minded (not open-minded)58.334726.3697
🙃 (not 🥰)58.346729.4154
😊 (not 🤣)58.364928.689
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.048429.2415
sane (not crazy)57.746424.482
Russian (not French)57.731330.612
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)57.438232.587
Roman (not Greek)57.143229.312
subdued (not exuberant)57.036326.820
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.965428.4171
low self esteem (not narcissistic)56.935126.115
masculine (not feminine)56.770721.5587
careful (not brave)56.731429.5629
stylish (not slovenly)56.573527.1603
involved (not remote)56.589928.7488
🧕 (not 💃)56.532328.3124
androgynous (not gendered)56.28127.4265
metrosexual (not macho)56.169629.310
loud (not quiet)56.060425.6581
😇 (not 😈)56.058728.798
🐩 (not 🐒)56.056828.485
curious (not apathetic)55.987727.7578
🐿 (not 🦇)55.961932.073
old (not young)55.645218.2557
🎩 (not 🧢)55.663433.077
mathematical (not literary)55.539732.2586
moderate (not extreme)55.536628.4512
reclusive (not social)55.547025.8156
mainstream (not arcane)55.438527.6523
heathen (not devout)55.346028.2504
soulful (not soulless)55.291824.3165
respectful (not rude)55.069624.8685
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.098626.7584
equitable (not hypocritical)55.061928.6148
funny (not humorless)54.969827.0556
obedient (not rebellious)54.841329.9554
🐮 (not 🐷)54.867526.9102
punchable (not loveable)54.541324.419
normal (not weird)54.243626.0651
sage (not whippersnapper)53.953328.814
authoritarian (not democratic)53.752832.8565
nihilist (not existentialist)53.536029.9152
tailor (not blacksmith)53.578430.713
interesting (not tiresome)53.492828.6573
pronatalist (not child free)53.436026.6518
👽 (not 🤡)53.465525.994
🛌 (not 🧗)53.441833.1144
enlightened (not lost)53.452226.814
monastic (not hedonist)53.344425.463
shy (not playful)53.229423.6566
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.140836.1407
moody (not stable)52.983728.1642
punk rock (not preppy)52.051830.022
vengeful (not forgiving)51.964825.3576
angelic (not demonic)51.874121.6517
mundane (not extraordinary)51.834827.6553
traumatized (not flourishing)51.784724.318
vegan (not cannibal)51.566127.715
pure (not debased)51.467722.7542
efficient (not overprepared)51.4101232.818
jealous (not compersive)51.264427.5505
unorthodox (not traditional)51.272032.3160
depressed (not bright)51.158526.6463
lustful (not chaste)51.074824.6649
mild (not spicy)50.247326.9549
altruistic (not selfish)50.472324.8575
gloomy (not sunny)50.474522.213
outsider (not insider)50.570328.3442
eastern (not western)50.530036.8111

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Eric Foreman (0.841)
  2. Shirley Schmidt (0.828)
  3. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (0.828)
  4. M (0.823)
  5. Amy Brookheimer (0.818)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.652)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.634)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.63)
  4. Homer Simpson (-0.616)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.605)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.68)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.48)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.44)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.33)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.24)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.21)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.16)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.07)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.05)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.04)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.01)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.01)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.04)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.13)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.16)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.2)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.26)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.34)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.36)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.45)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.58)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.58)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.65)

Notes

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