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Mycroft Holmes Personality Statistics

Mycroft Holmes is a character from Sherlock. 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
high IQ (not low IQ)94.07010.91109
rich (not poor)93.75910.3993
intellectual (not physical)93.62010.1971
tight (not loose)92.51010.453
manicured (not scruffy)92.07215.3757
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.88813.81020
🎩 (not 🧢)91.73314.7150
privileged (not oppressed)91.56814.154
eloquent (not unpolished)91.13414.81074
bookish (not sporty)91.07413.61012
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.93214.81002
valedictorian (not drop out)90.97917.3130
refined (not rugged)90.71516.2974
neat (not messy)90.64614.7715
secretive (not open-book)90.64811.051
skeptical (not spiritual)90.61313.5957
guarded (not open)90.64511.6932
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.44015.4947
preppy (not punk rock)89.43715.748
logical (not emotional)89.31217.0964
formal (not intimate)88.91715.4297
bossy (not meek)88.712915.5989
driven (not unambitious)88.723317.0969
arrogant (not humble)88.412614.9953
perceptive (not unobservant)88.416217.353
highbrow (not lowbrow)88.31618.9873
workaholic (not slacker)88.019116.0275
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)87.74422.9916
narcissistic (not low self esteem)87.79117.649
suspicious (not trusting)87.39315.6941
🧠 (not 💪)87.210517.4163
scientific (not artistic)87.05615.9962
judgemental (not accepting)87.010315.1651
presidential (not folksy)86.83813.140
studious (not goof-off)86.515221.1187
persistent (not quitter)86.443015.3128
nerd (not jock)86.214919.9977
cold (not warm)86.28015.71054
strict (not lenient)86.18615.5913
private (not gregarious)86.14218.0931
genius (not dunce)85.911318.21016
pretentious (not unassuming)85.96519.6172
political (not nonpolitical)85.88021.1903
coordinated (not clumsy)85.718318.8960
resourceful (not helpless)85.723916.8254
corporate (not freelance)85.74823.842
serious (not playful)85.612918.5935
rational (not whimsical)85.55420.6970
worldly (not innocent)85.013015.5895
armoured (not vulnerable)85.07418.7920
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)84.95025.0909
methodical (not astonishing)84.93519.3914
reasoned (not instinctual)84.11620.81016
quarrelsome (not warm)84.114215.8927
competent (not incompetent)84.129020.51009
master (not apprentice)84.120820.0407
competitive (not cooperative)84.023018.6956
diligent (not lazy)83.948420.9908
dispassionate (not romantic)83.61816.951
cautious (not impulsive)83.64117.81007
English (not German)83.610426.148
stoic (not expressive)83.53920.1934
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)83.58720.2187
orderly (not chaotic)83.39522.5929
practical (not imaginative)83.29621.0930
complicated (not simple)83.113220.8942
alert (not oblivious)83.016520.3132
factual (not poetic)83.05819.744
🤖 (not 👻)82.81417.1152
decisive (not hesitant)82.719719.3941
child free (not pronatalist)82.47225.9846
atheist (not theist)82.37324.2237
authoritarian (not democratic)82.212118.7881
bitter (not sweet)82.212515.6946
prestigious (not disreputable)82.112420.6646
rigid (not flexible)81.710120.01000
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.410318.9133
insulting (not complimentary)81.212318.1244
🧐 (not 😎)81.25023.7168
🐩 (not 🐒)80.911925.1134
tailor (not blacksmith)80.810122.948
serious (not bold)80.53822.9990
pessimistic (not optimistic)80.48416.5889
stylish (not slovenly)79.922623.0972
sarcastic (not genuine)79.914221.2990
hard (not soft)79.818120.6999
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)79.87521.1957
bold (not shy)79.757419.6983
tense (not relaxed)79.732322.2965
dominant (not submissive)79.637722.5898
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.629724.5178
realist (not idealist)79.67525.5278
proper (not scandalous)79.413025.0703
gloomy (not sunny)79.414817.257
assertive (not passive)79.336923.3980
reclusive (not social)79.39322.6241
knowledgeable (not ignorant)79.233724.562
classical (not avant-garde)79.17722.4258
offended (not chill)79.117519.256
civilized (not barbaric)79.130224.8949
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.011925.5178
self-assured (not self-conscious)78.923225.7972
🤐 (not 😜)78.79922.6147
works hard (not plays hard)78.629626.1958
resolute (not wavering)78.219623.0141
work-first (not family-first)78.022125.6822
🙃 (not 🥰)77.911821.6248
careful (not brave)77.54420.8880
monochrome (not multicolored)77.510023.8243
confident (not insecure)77.335726.2997
captain (not first-mate)77.026827.0745
miserable (not joyful)76.918717.1148
tall (not short)76.919821.3934
intense (not lighthearted)76.837024.153
independent (not codependent)76.630527.6764
hard (not soft)76.624624.0280
hoarder (not unprepared)76.310018.5587
wise (not foolish)76.222221.41007
vain (not demure)76.022323.3997
pro (not noob)76.047526.3162
confidential (not gossiping)75.837126.9810
metrosexual (not macho)75.716623.949
punchable (not loveable)75.615319.751
reserved (not chatty)75.419924.4917
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.336322.452
cunning (not honorable)75.120024.4946
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.016226.4851
🤑 (not 🤠)74.918826.5142
individualist (not communal)74.826427.8252
dry (not moist)74.811226.852
claustrophobic (not spelunker)74.55024.531
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.326925.8603
precise (not vague)74.032828.4650
consistent (not variable)73.822730.254
tasteful (not lewd)73.729724.2889
mad (not glad)73.527619.3148
high-tech (not low-tech)73.421525.5886
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.232924.3154
historical (not modern)73.019323.3660
weird (not normal)72.933223.7947
selfish (not altruistic)72.926024.5965
🥴 (not 🥳)72.915320.9137
important (not irrelevant)72.865625.8263
sorrowful (not cheery)72.827118.1943
sheriff (not outlaw)72.725128.2997
vengeful (not forgiving)72.631520.9867
fortunate (not unlucky)72.512622.5926
suspicious (not awkward)72.538626.4917
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.513827.9142
humorless (not funny)72.413524.71021
cosmopolitan (not provincial)72.418430.9840
chaste (not lustful)72.211925.3811
alpha (not beta)72.146627.8866
cryptic (not straightforward)72.16728.0957
conservative (not liberal)71.614125.5159
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.522526.71211
soulless (not soulful)71.513723.1242
mature (not juvenile)71.535926.6264
sad (not happy)71.428016.8973
builder (not explorer)71.315924.9715
down2earth (not head@clouds)71.228430.9953
arcane (not mainstream)70.924227.5914
utilitarian (not decorative)70.935826.5236
sturdy (not flimsy)70.748127.644
statist (not anarchist)70.619231.1212
introvert (not extrovert)70.416327.0985
geriatric (not vibrant)70.46723.650
industrial (not domestic)70.219428.4255
chortling (not giggling)70.233227.848
deviant (not average)70.140726.6609
urban (not rural)69.947430.0247
lavish (not frugal)69.827328.8879
💔 (not 💝)69.522526.5232
concrete (not abstract)69.429131.1163
linear (not circular)69.413028.350
ranged (not melee)69.314628.335
close-minded (not open-minded)69.218925.1765
demonic (not angelic)69.125518.8854
old (not young)69.027715.2974
permanent (not transient)69.024026.8338
uncreative (not open to new experinces)68.912426.5950
cruel (not kind)68.919519.2938
go-getter (not slugabed)68.775027.7124
tactful (not indiscreet)68.738431.1176
🧕 (not 💃)68.79326.2233
salacious (not wholesome)68.628927.3134
scholarly (not crafty)68.519431.5849
mighty (not puny)68.456825.5929
poisonous (not nurturing)68.326122.5338
ferocious (not pacifist)68.150424.9948
quiet (not loud)68.028426.0972
objective (not subjective)68.011231.0228
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.815226.6900
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)67.619935.035
extraordinary (not mundane)67.456730.5981
fast (not slow)67.357528.3900
debased (not pure)67.233824.4887
sensible (not ludicrous)67.043230.9933
believable (not poorly-written)67.083530.237
conventional (not creative)66.925230.8924
basic (not hipster)66.941530.9901
charming (not trusting)66.835523.9911
🐴 (not 🦄)66.735333.5153
dorky (not cool)66.630026.8146
unfixable (not fixable)66.420928.736
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.323131.5249
libertarian (not socialist)66.120729.4781
legit (not scrub)66.169129.6205
Swedish (not Italian)65.921530.937
traditional (not unorthodox)65.927929.9247
smooth (not rough)65.831130.6951
enlightened (not lost)65.626327.545
😈 (not 😇)65.536820.9165
fresh (not stinky)65.263330.3261
rude (not respectful)65.030826.2919
western (not eastern)64.939633.9242
sober (not indulgent)64.829030.6958
angry (not good-humored)64.830723.6907
🦇 (not 🐿)64.731330.7126
👽 (not 🤡)64.535531.3145
tame (not wild)64.427728.9666
gendered (not androgynous)64.496131.1360
mathematical (not literary)63.823130.4884
minimalist (not pack rat)63.635430.3147
resistant (not resigned)63.571729.0873
🤺 (not 🏌)63.371533.0155
calm (not anxious)63.128929.2863
extreme (not moderate)63.162530.7932
specialist (not generalist)63.047032.7233
technophile (not luddite)62.831329.3833
human (not animalistic)62.773829.5905
hypocritical (not equitable)62.733225.7279
remote (not involved)62.69231.5926
masculine (not feminine)62.561822.71008
emancipated (not enslaved)62.363730.0817
insider (not outsider)62.328035.4632
repetitive (not varied)62.345228.9375
impatient (not patient)62.359829.7358
feisty (not gracious)62.071927.61002
creepy (not disarming)61.921125.9361
biased (not impartial)61.670629.7887
direct (not roundabout)61.571233.3944
repulsive (not attractive)61.420623.4953
politically correct (not edgy)61.433131.7897
obedient (not rebellious)61.431230.7893
nihilist (not existentialist)61.318229.4207
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.235929.044
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')61.09837.1734
sage (not whippersnapper)61.035131.654
literal (not metaphorical)60.657932.5971
official (not backdoor)60.537633.8782
😭 (not 😀)60.540024.4148
empirical (not theoretical)60.342134.2886
healthy (not sickly)60.380626.3963
triggered (not trolling)60.264727.843
🐀 (not 🐘)59.736331.7259
zany (not regular)59.656830.5122
Roman (not Greek)59.435832.241
egalitarian (not racist)59.398226.6139
sheltered (not street-smart)59.233830.9613
jealous (not compersive)59.147027.6811
🐷 (not 🐮)58.927931.2232
thin (not thick)58.860928.3555
introspective (not not introspective)58.569030.4236
📈 (not 📉)58.569831.7140
queer (not straight)58.416629.3374
🥾 (not 👟)58.345334.2163
😬 (not 😏)58.236133.5165
flamboyant (not modest)58.148033.2944
treasure (not trash)57.594128.5164
efficient (not overprepared)57.483935.756
awkward (not charming)57.334928.2931
cringeworthy (not inspiring)57.341027.2268
reasonable (not deranged)57.163929.6133
🛌 (not 🧗)57.033131.2257
frenzied (not sleepy)56.9101727.647
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.848835.2386
sexist (not feminist)56.734027.2205
active (not slothful)56.5103429.2970
apathetic (not curious)56.419331.5896
villainous (not heroic)56.328520.4949
cannibal (not vegan)56.350633.955
mild (not spicy)56.136831.41007
ugly (not beautiful)55.920124.2298
autistic (not neurotypical)55.813330.8910
interesting (not tiresome)55.887831.2956
loyal (not traitorous)55.396028.2897
depressed (not bright)55.148628.2941
🤫 (not 🤔)54.933635.6145
off-key (not musical)54.961531.133
monastic (not hedonist)54.638831.4120
slow-talking (not fast-talking)54.635733.237
deep (not shallow)54.576130.6166
heathen (not devout)54.448431.2837
playful (not shy)54.388926.8906
🐐 (not 🦒)54.381833.3223
traumatized (not flourishing)54.379427.447
obsessed (not aloof)53.786734.2867
real (not philosophical)53.686533.2649
experimental (not reliable)53.452533.150
💩 (not 🌟)53.329827.2141
hunter (not gatherer)53.365631.851
uninspiring (not charismatic)52.722430.01062
morning lark (not night owl)52.644833.2583
stable (not moody)52.438430.6936
purple (not orange)52.462332.5768
vanilla (not kinky)52.361032.6824
leisurely (not hurried)52.350230.5754
😊 (not 🤣)52.078126.7159
Russian (not French)52.044732.938
well behaved (not mischievous)51.151632.6968
subdued (not exuberant)51.149336.954
sane (not crazy)50.961529.1168
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.264332.954
overspender (not penny-pincher)50.556331.9224

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Carolyn Martens (0.895)
  2. Preston Burke (0.864)
  3. Tywin Lannister (0.849)
  4. Eleanor Sung-Young (0.846)
  5. Mr. Saito (0.845)
  1. Jason Mendoza (-0.718)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.716)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.684)
  4. Pippin Took (-0.628)
  5. Denny (-0.624)

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: ENTP (r = 0.59)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.49)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.45)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.4)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.38)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.33)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.25)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.2)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.16)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.11)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.1)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.02)
  13. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.01)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.04)
  15. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.07)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.13)
  17. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.13)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.21)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.25)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.26)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.29)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.38)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.39)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.5)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.61)


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