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Donkey Descriptive Personality Statistics

Donkey is a character from Shrek.

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
chatty (not reserved)98.125.2310
loud (not quiet)96.889.6315
😜 (not 🤐)94.9910.9456
playful (not serious)94.4119.8336
extrovert (not introvert)94.41211.2346
funny (not humorless)94.11011.6328
social (not reclusive)94.11311.5388
good-humored (not angry)93.7109.6317
expressive (not monotone)93.12713.3347
loyal (not traitorous)92.412514.1322
fast-talking (not slow-talking)92.31614.0402
playful (not shy)92.16713.7330
emotional (not unemotional)91.65412.6390
soulful (not soulless)91.35212.2312
ADHD (not OCD)91.11115.2437
open-book (not secretive)90.9614.8473
expressive (not stoic)90.73613.2307
💃 (not 🧕)90.75912.8286
family-first (not work-first)90.63512.4388
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.65714.1321
cheery (not sorrowful)90.52513.5273
warm (not cold)90.34212.3291
devoted (not unfaithful)89.917014.1339
goof-off (not studious)89.64317.9318
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.510815.1323
kind (not cruel)89.413714.4353
spontaneous (not deliberate)89.32216.2325
touchy-feely (not distant)88.92316.8364
romantic (not dispassionate)88.65716.6470
bold (not shy)88.535216.5324
gregarious (not private)88.52114.5310
joyful (not miserable)88.43316.3291
short (not tall)88.25315.3589
chaotic (not orderly)88.09016.9308
😎 (not 🧐)87.95918.6304
open (not guarded)87.8917.6330
vibrant (not geriatric)87.77716.1418
lenient (not strict)87.63016.3309
sunny (not gloomy)87.57319.9442
love-focused (not money-focused)87.220016.7363
dramatic (not no-nonsense)86.79320.2305
summer (not winter)86.78016.1359
first-mate (not captain)86.65518.2291
curious (not apathetic)86.56417.6304
clumsy (not coordinated)86.54416.3308
exaggerating (not factual)86.49418.2435
charismatic (not uninspiring)86.317921.3298
💝 (not 💔)86.34320.2319
twitchy (not still)86.36119.9430
exuberant (not subdued)86.27719.6363
imaginative (not practical)86.05519.2313
interrupting (not attentive)86.07321.5414
happy (not sad)85.93117.7332
fantastical (not realistic)85.96818.7459
optimistic (not pessimistic)85.96923.2304
involved (not remote)85.65918.9306
😀 (not 😭)85.63820.8329
heroic (not villainous)85.430817.0313
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.19918.1287
bold (not serious)85.08616.2356
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.019821.3329
emotional (not logical)84.711018.4362
random (not pointed)84.64020.0439
extraordinary (not mundane)84.419719.5309
one-faced (not two-faced)84.417521.4429
gossiping (not confidential)84.48020.8359
juvenile (not mature)84.48716.6314
sweet (not bitter)84.011618.6337
persistent (not quitter)84.077823.2320
lover (not fighter)84.07518.6418
forgiving (not vengeful)83.810220.8325
disorganized (not self-disciplined)83.76620.7302
explorer (not builder)83.76918.7322
codependent (not independent)83.74420.1298
🐐 (not 🦒)83.71318.0317
flamboyant (not modest)83.514721.8348
glad (not mad)83.56522.9306
freelance (not corporate)83.519821.5394
artistic (not scientific)83.312716.8314
messy (not neat)83.39820.4312
open-minded (not close-minded)83.39620.2316
loose (not tight)83.24921.6439
weird (not normal)83.017320.3289
egalitarian (not racist)82.556521.7276
zany (not regular)82.414121.1289
🤣 (not 😊)82.35127.0429
flirtatious (not prudish)82.220419.5304
trusting (not suspicious)82.16722.2331
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)82.06824.2298
plays hard (not works hard)81.89120.6276
soft (not hard)81.212520.1279
gatherer (not hunter)81.210919.4414
interested (not bored)81.215923.6442
impulsive (not cautious)81.224224.7282
whimsical (not rational)80.912323.4300
nurturing (not poisonous)80.825420.4303
important (not irrelevant)80.759522.9286
quirky (not predictable)80.611123.4353
intimate (not formal)80.66122.5322
impatient (not patient)80.231725.5310
flexible (not rigid)80.15621.9298
scandalous (not proper)80.024620.7304
idealist (not realist)79.912624.6300
creative (not conventional)79.821721.9314
🥳 (not 🥴)79.85427.0286
long-winded (not concise)79.83924.6304
head@clouds (not down2earth)79.715627.2293
soft (not hard)79.714322.6304
treasure (not trash)79.758725.0312
flower child (not goth)79.730423.1316
mischievous (not well behaved)79.740721.6338
anxious (not calm)79.521219.9286
oblivious (not alert)79.47723.3291
bright (not depressed)79.311223.8312
accepting (not judgemental)79.216926.9320
crazy (not sane)79.120920.6324
liberal (not conservative)78.824024.3245
👻 (not 🤖)78.87623.4247
unorthodox (not traditional)78.728423.4301
indulgent (not sober)78.623720.4277
generous (not stingy)78.627421.3441
often crying (not never cries)78.612521.1313
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.39222.9463
slacker (not workaholic)78.38921.4295
🎃 (not 💀)78.210425.7397
protagonist (not antagonist)78.148526.1325
frenzied (not sleepy)78.135024.4416
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.149429.5286
instinctual (not reasoned)77.923725.3277
astonishing (not methodical)77.96523.3293
blissful (not haunted)77.96724.4437
🤠 (not 🤑)77.823828.0299
🤡 (not 👽)77.76727.5279
lighthearted (not intense)77.78028.1461
feminist (not sexist)77.656923.8310
ambitious (not realistic)77.629024.9424
unambiguous (not mysterious)77.115127.3287
vulnerable (not armoured)77.010321.2324
gullible (not cynical)77.011025.4357
tardy (not on-time)76.915121.5398
comedic (not dramatic)76.87428.5478
poor (not rich)76.716822.8318
doer (not thinker)76.729126.4472
crafty (not scholarly)76.530221.3311
extreme (not moderate)76.450524.1357
motivated (not unmotivated)76.3109926.2352
cheesy (not chic)76.021025.7349
hypochondriac (not stoic)75.88324.7240
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.817222.5418
literary (not mathematical)75.621721.2277
democratic (not authoritarian)75.517625.8299
hipster (not basic)75.411926.6283
poetic (not factual)75.411323.4424
freak (not normie)75.428123.5429
spicy (not mild)75.348026.4356
folksy (not presidential)75.320326.0422
epic (not deep)75.310924.0432
opinionated (not neutral)75.289426.7425
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.246524.3286
trolling (not triggered)75.26825.7395
apprentice (not master)75.114226.5279
sensitive (not thick-skinned)75.118823.3309
drop out (not valedictorian)74.820026.7328
rugged (not refined)74.727224.0293
low-tech (not high-tech)74.724726.4292
kinky (not vanilla)74.629726.6281
oppressed (not privileged)74.514421.2398
🥰 (not 🙃)74.322732.4299
🌟 (not 💩)74.279930.2302
active (not slothful)74.190127.0327
multicolored (not monochrome)73.925531.2307
beta (not alpha)73.723929.3333
abstract (not concrete)73.715926.6291
wild (not tame)73.655828.0338
vegan (not cannibal)73.629927.4433
outlaw (not sheriff)73.543624.6302
indiscreet (not tactful)73.39029.8291
wholesome (not salacious)73.241728.4313
straightforward (not cryptic)73.138431.1326
cocky (not timid)72.972925.2320
stinky (not fresh)72.914426.5441
warm (not quarrelsome)72.728026.9287
outsider (not insider)72.724427.8289
pure (not debased)72.636927.1298
gamer (not non-gamer)72.420330.0439
transparent (not machiavellian)72.318130.8314
😏 (not 😬)72.235630.7320
altruistic (not selfish)72.146625.6318
unprepared (not hoarder)71.910026.7279
muddy (not washed)71.918626.5343
giving (not receiving)71.852528.8330
prideful (not envious)71.659824.2637
submissive (not dominant)71.422226.7304
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.240527.4260
opinionated (not jealous)71.171828.2344
dunce (not genius)70.914926.1325
morning lark (not night owl)70.521329.5258
believable (not poorly-written)70.5100225.4409
backdoor (not official)70.439927.7252
🐿 (not 🦇)70.446929.8268
English (not German)70.492829.8392
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)70.467531.5448
desperate (not high standards)70.321426.4423
low IQ (not high IQ)70.29824.7326
go-getter (not slugabed)70.2107527.9282
whippersnapper (not sage)70.020227.9329
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.923329.6310
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.932229.3290
empath (not psychopath)69.967528.8412
confident (not insecure)69.676629.9319
honorable (not cunning)69.653227.5329
exhibitionist (not bashful)69.551530.9453
foolish (not wise)69.428525.8309
existentialist (not nihilist)69.428026.1203
moist (not dry)69.321827.7380
🐒 (not 🐩)69.329231.2285
chill (not offended)69.321429.3393
circular (not linear)69.315526.4328
overspender (not penny-pincher)69.232528.4303
grateful (not entitled)69.241726.9427
western (not eastern)69.137428.4245
relaxed (not tense)69.112432.7328
🥵 (not 🥶)68.836529.3379
unpolished (not eloquent)68.728231.1323
scruffy (not manicured)68.536829.7283
sexual (not asexual)68.578831.0424
communal (not individualist)68.415931.6318
📈 (not 📉)68.452531.4372
ironic (not profound)68.325828.2393
avant-garde (not classical)68.225827.0278
😇 (not 😈)68.252629.9305
domestic (not industrial)68.125928.1271
anarchist (not statist)68.136327.9227
young (not old)67.983823.3300
always down (not picky)67.715133.1372
spiritual (not skeptical)67.618630.3299
rebellious (not obedient)67.579128.6295
rap (not rock)67.57531.3308
cooperative (not competitive)67.430729.8286
interesting (not tiresome)67.485431.0316
disarming (not creepy)67.485527.5293
natural-talent (not hard-work)67.419028.2368
white knight (not bad boy)67.467727.8359
animalistic (not human)67.217733.1310
extravagant (not thrifty)67.248631.8410
moody (not stable)66.977627.5280
deranged (not reasonable)66.840327.2288
complimentary (not insulting)66.659029.3271
loveable (not punchable)66.571430.7486
autistic (not neurotypical)66.47728.6304
trendy (not vintage)66.420727.9399
decorative (not utilitarian)66.226728.4263
modern (not historical)66.058329.7296
🤔 (not 🤫)66.041733.3277
wooden (not plastic)66.076828.4354
innocent (not jaded)66.025931.5321
emancipated (not enslaved)65.977928.1267
smooth (not rough)65.944229.7307
yes-man (not contrarian)65.920730.2289
equitable (not hypocritical)65.853028.7291
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.746631.3246
flimsy (not sturdy)65.723528.4405
awkward (not suspicious)65.630729.7328
ludicrous (not sensible)65.439432.7275
pacifist (not ferocious)65.335730.4292
perverted (not clean)65.335226.7423
healthy (not sickly)65.199927.8269
thick (not thin)65.036929.0317
hedonist (not monastic)65.043725.4163
deviant (not average)64.972127.8339
leisurely (not hurried)64.730633.4265
angelic (not demonic)64.671928.6289
physical (not intellectual)64.539428.7277
nonpolitical (not political)64.433233.0282
self-assured (not self-conscious)64.487330.0276
incompetent (not competent)64.417227.8314
driven (not unambitious)64.2148330.2279
pack rat (not minimalist)64.234731.1309
vague (not precise)63.920027.7293
naive (not paranoid)63.529231.7368
melee (not ranged)63.423031.2270
edgy (not politically correct)63.370928.4339
lustful (not chaste)63.167530.2257
reassuring (not fearmongering)63.073933.4291
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.944532.7315
unassuming (not pretentious)62.834432.0265
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.836431.0340
🎨 (not 🏀)62.791030.9393
socialist (not libertarian)62.612034.0259
puny (not mighty)62.623728.6268
subjective (not objective)62.533529.6243
French (not Russian)62.468032.2350
metrosexual (not macho)62.478528.8376
resistant (not resigned)62.3112029.1271
beautiful (not ugly)62.3131034.2296
flourishing (not traumatized)62.326129.3408
simple (not complicated)62.224832.7330
ignorant (not knowledgeable)62.226927.9411
queer (not straight)62.124333.0311
musical (not off-key)62.141235.4425
feisty (not gracious)62.0100831.2350
unobservant (not perceptive)62.016632.7439
variable (not consistent)61.933033.0386
dog person (not cat person)61.958834.9353
oxymoron (not tautology)61.945528.9210
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.7111332.5402
radical (not centrist)61.759630.2309
street-smart (not sheltered)61.692932.1318
Italian (not Swedish)61.659731.4357
efficient (not overprepared)61.696127.2356
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)61.566033.1245
rustic (not cultured)61.440131.9312
disreputable (not prestigious)61.337329.1251
punk rock (not preppy)61.355531.5382
frank (not sugarcoated)61.1120033.0316
earth (not air)60.986034.2437
badass (not weakass)60.6121731.0483
sporty (not bookish)60.355129.0283
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.196430.3251
meek (not bossy)59.937930.6315
dorky (not cool)59.959433.5333
charming (not awkward)59.797533.4329
permanent (not transient)59.771031.1228
rural (not urban)59.736333.0252
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.6108232.4253
stubborn (not accommodating)59.6122834.2397
pop (not indie)59.634334.5335
innocent (not worldly)59.136532.5334
masculine (not feminine)58.9101524.6333
lavish (not frugal)58.563831.7254
reactive (not proactive)58.366832.2309
luddite (not technophile)58.264728.9193
🥾 (not 👟)58.168036.5379
repetitive (not varied)58.084532.5273
noob (not pro)58.029933.1245
biased (not impartial)57.7121129.7268
common sense (not analysis)57.644331.7314
🧗 (not 🛌)57.4107434.9444
metaphorical (not literal)57.338033.6293
nerd (not jock)57.298233.9280
🧢 (not 🎩)57.275137.0421
🐀 (not 🐘)57.166829.4291
brave (not careful)57.0107830.2314
💪 (not 🧠)57.045727.7316
🐮 (not 🐷)57.092631.6251
queen (not princess)56.9103137.7339
legit (not scrub)56.7136830.2339
fortunate (not unlucky)56.466331.0305
Greek (not Roman)56.446932.0294
giggling (not chortling)56.246238.4367
humble (not arrogant)56.070532.3319
compersive (not jealous)56.076530.6259
deep (not shallow)55.5114830.9316
obsessed (not aloof)55.4121735.0319
fast (not slow)55.4129430.4285
not introspective (not introspective)55.241932.2247
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.947834.3231
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.848434.4229
devout (not heathen)54.592232.7231
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.4105931.5304
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.4110134.6355
generalist (not specialist)54.346632.0244
pensive (not serene)54.1151029.5353
barbaric (not civilized)53.952929.7293
philosophical (not real)53.945533.4302
lost (not enlightened)53.990631.5427
lazy (not diligent)53.721030.1299
trusting (not charming)53.675734.5298
fire (not water)53.6112035.1401
demanding (not unchallenging)53.6146934.1442
hesitant (not decisive)53.547832.0290
demure (not vain)53.583929.6255
fixable (not unfixable)53.5112732.6330
tailor (not blacksmith)53.3113331.4339
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.1108631.6448
tasteful (not lewd)52.9125732.2250
good-cook (not bad-cook)52.885235.5358
resourceful (not helpless)52.6159730.8328
everyman (not chosen one)52.676033.1312
theoretical (not empirical)52.558632.9247
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)52.569635.2310
rude (not respectful)52.470226.4294
sarcastic (not genuine)52.486236.3307
gendered (not androgynous)52.4169733.8270
🤺 (not 🏌)52.2146133.7275
arcane (not mainstream)52.0109033.6244
atheist (not theist)52.0116432.4237
Coke (not Pepsi)52.096537.4391
pronatalist (not child free)51.757936.1295
attractive (not repulsive)51.4146130.9265
direct (not roundabout)51.4139436.7281
assertive (not passive)51.4141232.8291
self-destructive (not self-improving)51.3102231.1390
🐴 (not 🦄)51.2110938.3310
reliable (not experimental)51.2105634.9441
purple (not orange)50.1100234.5289
underachiever (not overachiever)50.139032.0392
stylish (not slovenly)50.3127733.3271
wavering (not resolute)50.347531.3234
provincial (not cosmopolitan)50.588633.1208

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Pumbaa (0.901)
  2. Pinkie Pie (0.893)
  3. Merry Brandybuck (0.885)
  4. Pippin Took (0.872)
  5. Dory (0.868)
  6. Olaf (0.865)
  7. Fez (0.856)
  8. Jake Peralta (0.853)
  9. Troy Barnes (0.849)
  10. Jaskier (0.846)
  1. Cho Sang-woo (-0.67)
  2. Ash (-0.668)
  3. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.663)
  4. Jack Crawford (-0.658)
  5. Thomas Matthews (-0.655)
  6. Squidward Tentacles (-0.652)
  7. Walter Skinner (-0.641)
  8. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.64)
  9. Michael Groff (-0.637)
  10. Inspector Kido (-0.636)

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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