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Mycroft Holmes Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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 2,000 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
high IQ (not low IQ)94.08611.21141
rich (not poor)93.68110.81003
intellectual (not physical)93.52210.4994
privileged (not oppressed)92.55713.982
🎩 (not 🧢)92.13014.1167
manicured (not scruffy)92.17315.0767
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.810813.91020
secretive (not open-book)91.44911.488
eloquent (not unpolished)91.23414.91054
bookish (not sporty)91.010613.71015
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.74815.31021
refined (not rugged)90.61616.5993
skeptical (not spiritual)90.61913.4953
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.63915.5951
guarded (not open)90.65711.7937
neat (not messy)90.36015.2714
tight (not loose)89.73515.1104
formal (not intimate)89.51415.1325
valedictorian (not drop out)89.512219.0158
logical (not emotional)89.31917.0985
preppy (not punk rock)89.34615.472
on-time (not tardy)89.112019.099
distant (not touchy-feely)88.83515.576
arrogant (not humble)88.415415.2944
bossy (not meek)88.418016.1998
highbrow (not lowbrow)88.11319.0877
driven (not unambitious)88.130818.2983
🧠 (not 💪)88.114617.6195
workaholic (not slacker)88.024316.0303
scientific (not artistic)87.67115.4993
suspicious (not trusting)87.111615.5937
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)87.16023.8923
judgemental (not accepting)86.914315.4676
pretentious (not unassuming)86.87719.1193
studious (not goof-off)86.719320.6214
perceptive (not unobservant)86.431021.775
strict (not lenient)86.310915.4932
cold (not warm)86.310515.71077
presidential (not folksy)86.25715.783
nerd (not jock)86.121220.0974
private (not gregarious)86.07418.2934
coordinated (not clumsy)85.924818.7974
resourceful (not helpless)85.932617.1282
serious (not playful)85.815618.6958
political (not nonpolitical)85.89921.0915
genius (not dunce)85.717418.51021
opinionated (not neutral)85.537020.1108
cynical (not gullible)85.512816.073
rational (not whimsical)85.47120.9967
realistic (not fantastical)85.46519.798
overachiever (not underachiever)85.427419.1105
persistent (not quitter)85.370516.3150
OCD (not ADHD)85.26117.478
asexual (not sexual)85.13319.488
worldly (not innocent)85.016315.2901
armoured (not vulnerable)85.09718.8930
high standards (not desperate)85.011525.5122
cocky (not timid)85.031116.074
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)84.95525.1901
entitled (not grateful)84.717914.394
methodical (not astonishing)84.64719.7943
English (not German)84.511525.067
corporate (not freelance)84.36826.068
pointed (not random)84.322822.2115
prudish (not flirtatious)84.32516.678
competitive (not cooperative)84.231518.5960
diligent (not lazy)84.266820.5907
quarrelsome (not warm)84.217115.8926
competent (not incompetent)84.143520.31013
demanding (not unchallenging)84.134320.597
master (not apprentice)84.029720.2426
reasoned (not instinctual)83.82221.11004
stoic (not expressive)83.74820.1932
vintage (not trendy)83.617218.075
jaded (not innocent)83.623216.279
practical (not imaginative)83.513221.1935
businesslike (not chivalrous)83.49622.0104
picky (not always down)83.47417.571
cautious (not impulsive)83.36818.31007
analysis (not common sense)83.37623.589
orderly (not chaotic)83.114422.8934
complicated (not simple)83.121820.8945
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)83.012220.8206
never cries (not often crying)82.816522.677
decisive (not hesitant)82.727419.6959
prestigious (not disreputable)82.514020.2643
🤖 (not 👻)82.53318.1165
dispassionate (not romantic)82.53617.984
atheist (not theist)82.48824.1255
bitter (not sweet)82.118115.8936
child free (not pronatalist)82.010726.3837
alert (not oblivious)82.028520.6158
rigid (not flexible)81.913519.8998
money-focused (not love-focused)81.913721.162
authoritarian (not democratic)81.815319.3889
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.724522.489
factual (not poetic)81.510321.568
🧐 (not 😎)81.47322.8192
extravagant (not thrifty)81.318924.9103
insulting (not complimentary)81.117118.3263
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.019319.1153
stubborn (not accommodating)81.043723.4121
serious (not bold)80.85022.6999
pessimistic (not optimistic)80.711116.4897
unemotional (not emotional)80.54822.772
monotone (not expressive)80.55724.171
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)80.316124.3202
realist (not idealist)80.39824.9299
tailor (not blacksmith)80.213324.181
hard (not soft)80.123820.2986
stylish (not slovenly)80.032822.9968
bold (not shy)79.980119.31002
gloomy (not sunny)79.921716.384
sarcastic (not genuine)79.919021.51007
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.939025.2211
tense (not relaxed)79.846922.1961
🐩 (not 🐒)79.818126.6170
offended (not chill)79.820521.190
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)79.810721.2950
proper (not scandalous)79.717624.9692
winter (not summer)79.716921.979
dominant (not submissive)79.653522.4913
🤐 (not 😜)79.414722.5174
dramatic (not comedic)79.334821.0107
resolute (not wavering)79.125922.6167
intense (not lighthearted)79.144924.379
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.126825.5976
paranoid (not naive)79.111621.082
assertive (not passive)79.050323.7989
punchable (not loveable)79.016418.087
civilized (not barbaric)78.945224.9960
reclusive (not social)78.815922.4283
classical (not avant-garde)78.411623.3285
works hard (not plays hard)78.343026.8969
work-first (not family-first)78.229425.5824
machiavellian (not transparent)78.218624.667
monochrome (not multicolored)78.013024.0274
🥶 (not 🥵)77.96424.983
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.955225.678
psychopath (not empath)77.822720.885
🎨 (not 🏀)77.749622.293
careful (not brave)77.56820.9910
miserable (not joyful)77.426517.4180
confident (not insecure)77.250826.21009
captain (not first-mate)77.140127.0743
dry (not moist)77.110025.284
🙃 (not 🥰)77.019123.0272
independent (not codependent)76.945227.3773
haunted (not blissful)76.841519.8104
pro (not noob)76.468826.5184
hard (not soft)76.433724.3293
stingy (not generous)76.421522.8109
hoarder (not unprepared)76.314319.0596
wise (not foolish)76.231621.71011
metrosexual (not macho)76.021522.781
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.048921.189
sturdy (not flimsy)75.848125.176
cat person (not dog person)75.820830.286
cultured (not rustic)75.828728.571
vain (not demure)75.629423.5987
tall (not short)75.534822.41004
confidential (not gossiping)75.460727.2831
reserved (not chatty)75.231924.6921
🤑 (not 🤠)75.223526.3157
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.125326.6851
cunning (not honorable)74.728125.0975
contrarian (not yes-man)74.630623.776
motivated (not unmotivated)74.4122927.674
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)74.227424.459
frank (not sugarcoated)74.164729.088
precise (not vague)74.145928.4663
individualist (not communal)74.040628.4276
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.940526.1599
tasteful (not lewd)73.640524.4894
historical (not modern)73.527422.9658
mad (not glad)73.538619.5162
prideful (not envious)73.450629.3125
high-tech (not low-tech)73.434425.7893
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.445524.5176
conservative (not liberal)73.317824.8172
important (not irrelevant)73.299625.8281
consistent (not variable)73.233429.385
selfish (not altruistic)73.136424.4965
sorrowful (not cheery)73.041318.1938
weird (not normal)72.947224.0953
sheriff (not outlaw)72.937928.3988
vengeful (not forgiving)72.844920.7877
humorless (not funny)72.718824.81020
cosmopolitan (not provincial)72.625330.6830
💀 (not 🎃)72.634327.483
🥴 (not 🥳)72.523220.9154
geriatric (not vibrant)72.57221.586
suspicious (not awkward)72.451926.3907
linear (not circular)72.49627.082
thinker (not doer)72.312829.3118
fortunate (not unlucky)72.318922.7918
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.218828.4160
washed (not muddy)72.249831.786
fearmongering (not reassuring)72.228924.675
cryptic (not straightforward)72.09128.3953
rock (not rap)71.986919.375
alpha (not beta)71.870228.2876
chaste (not lustful)71.817625.4810
builder (not explorer)71.721424.6715
sad (not happy)71.743716.6974
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.731626.61196
soulless (not soulful)71.719324.0257
down2earth (not head@clouds)71.639830.7933
pensive (not serene)71.447526.574
arcane (not mainstream)71.334227.6903
fighter (not lover)71.335625.180
mature (not juvenile)71.253626.9303
introvert (not extrovert)71.126826.7991
utilitarian (not decorative)70.547627.1247
two-faced (not one-faced)70.430528.389
concrete (not abstract)70.338530.3201
wooden (not plastic)70.355429.382
lavish (not frugal)70.037628.8876
receiving (not giving)70.033827.476
close-minded (not open-minded)69.825725.1765
urban (not rural)69.872729.8264
uncreative (not open to new experinces)69.615326.3944
salacious (not wholesome)69.637026.7156
queen (not princess)69.665033.075
deviant (not average)69.560626.7628
statist (not anarchist)69.432031.5231
old (not young)69.340215.4987
ranged (not melee)69.216628.962
💔 (not 💝)69.132927.2254
earth (not air)69.147330.789
scholarly (not crafty)69.028231.5834
demonic (not angelic)68.938018.9867
permanent (not transient)68.834526.7358
chortling (not giggling)68.853727.776
cruel (not kind)68.627619.6939
poisonous (not nurturing)68.638622.2356
tactful (not indiscreet)68.655231.0199
mighty (not puny)68.483425.8943
🐴 (not 🦄)68.352334.2169
industrial (not domestic)68.231029.2284
freak (not normie)68.251327.0101
ferocious (not pacifist)68.169425.1944
objective (not subjective)68.115630.7246
chic (not cheesy)68.036629.084
quiet (not loud)67.946326.0986
proactive (not reactive)67.911829.171
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.824226.7889
debased (not pure)67.845624.1878
Swedish (not Italian)67.730828.766
indie (not pop)67.763325.863
opinionated (not jealous)67.691829.090
conventional (not creative)67.437330.6931
dorky (not cool)67.441627.7166
side character (not main character)67.456127.654
fast (not slow)67.388428.4917
go-getter (not slugabed)67.2121628.9144
enlightened (not lost)67.232927.771
extraordinary (not mundane)67.186930.7997
unfixable (not fixable)67.127928.465
sensible (not ludicrous)67.065630.9920
basic (not hipster)67.056430.8906
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)67.028934.666
charming (not trusting)66.950023.8884
🧕 (not 💃)66.817927.4249
traditional (not unorthodox)66.140229.7271
believable (not poorly-written)66.1133327.665
legit (not scrub)66.0105129.6224
rude (not respectful)65.840926.1935
libertarian (not socialist)65.826929.4770
👽 (not 🤡)65.745730.3170
😈 (not 😇)65.754021.2188
fresh (not stinky)65.695330.6283
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.537331.4260
smooth (not rough)65.347730.7952
tame (not wild)65.238728.7669
western (not eastern)65.166433.9254
angry (not good-humored)65.046023.8909
sober (not indulgent)64.743130.7944
gendered (not androgynous)64.7143131.6376
devoted (not unfaithful)64.6139028.476
still (not twitchy)64.432829.9101
🤺 (not 🏌)64.3103432.7170
clean (not perverted)64.395130.379
mathematical (not literary)63.935230.4881
hypocritical (not equitable)63.648025.6302
claustrophobic (not spelunker)63.523629.060
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.549531.868
resistant (not resigned)63.3109129.3866
chosen one (not everyman)63.364030.473
extreme (not moderate)63.289830.7945
specialist (not generalist)63.268132.9257
factual (not exaggerating)63.261433.683
masculine (not feminine)63.195322.91003
repetitive (not varied)63.059028.7381
non-gamer (not gamer)62.884837.481
impatient (not patient)62.788329.3375
🦇 (not 🐿)62.749131.3149
technophile (not luddite)62.646129.5830
interrupting (not attentive)62.657931.774
centrist (not radical)62.532832.480
remote (not involved)62.413831.6915
calm (not anxious)62.343129.5850
emancipated (not enslaved)62.399330.1829
human (not animalistic)62.3116129.3921
bored (not interested)62.214631.291
creepy (not disarming)61.929926.1379
sage (not whippersnapper)61.947033.180
feisty (not gracious)61.8104727.51006
insider (not outsider)61.740135.4633
minimalist (not pack rat)61.759930.0163
direct (not roundabout)61.6107133.2944
biased (not impartial)61.6101229.9889
repulsive (not attractive)61.527323.7951
politically correct (not edgy)61.552331.6910
genocidal (not not genocidal)61.532729.772
obedient (not rebellious)61.348630.7887
nihilist (not existentialist)61.123229.6216
literal (not metaphorical)60.985132.5966
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.914437.1727
zany (not regular)60.880629.8141
antagonist (not protagonist)60.832324.589
official (not backdoor)60.556033.8777
🐀 (not 🐘)60.554331.1276
frenzied (not sleepy)60.5138927.080
😭 (not 😀)60.358623.1172
healthy (not sickly)60.2120226.3964
triggered (not trolling)60.1101129.171
empirical (not theoretical)59.958634.2888
egalitarian (not racist)59.5152726.5155
🐷 (not 🐮)59.534731.3241
Roman (not Greek)59.549930.071
sheltered (not street-smart)59.450331.0616
jealous (not compersive)59.267927.6807
self-improving (not self-destructive)59.161629.168
introspective (not not introspective)58.9107330.7258
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.895932.482
queer (not straight)58.731229.1391
thin (not thick)58.396028.2573
reasonable (not deranged)58.195129.9156
😬 (not 😏)58.152232.9194
📈 (not 📉)58.1112531.4162
flamboyant (not modest)58.071533.3947
subdued (not exuberant)57.853434.480
ugly (not beautiful)57.626124.7318
🥾 (not 👟)57.674434.1193
awkward (not charming)57.453928.5928
sexist (not feminist)57.447526.9221
badass (not weakass)57.4135230.4104
treasure (not trash)57.3147428.7182
deep (not epic)57.163730.477
apathetic (not curious)57.027831.6893
cannibal (not vegan)57.073131.779
cringeworthy (not inspiring)56.959427.2280
active (not slothful)56.6158829.2978
🛌 (not 🧗)56.650031.2267
villainous (not heroic)56.541320.2949
mild (not spicy)56.256531.41011
autistic (not neurotypical)56.124330.9915
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.047333.0105
white knight (not bad boy)56.0103326.375
efficient (not overprepared)55.9134836.880
depressed (not bright)55.876528.1942
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.776335.6394
goth (not flower child)55.758327.976
traumatized (not flourishing)55.5119227.676
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.5104432.571
off-key (not musical)55.491431.565
loyal (not traitorous)55.1150228.2891
interesting (not tiresome)55.1138731.4954
hunter (not gatherer)55.197030.970
🐐 (not 🦒)54.9121333.2250
🤫 (not 🤔)54.652035.2160
playful (not shy)54.4133526.9912
heathen (not devout)54.373031.3835
French (not Russian)54.3113733.076
realistic (not ambitious)54.360634.492
real (not philosophical)54.2124033.0654
Pepsi (not Coke)54.261233.586
obsessed (not aloof)53.8134234.2870
predictable (not quirky)53.879731.369
slow-talking (not fast-talking)53.758230.775
monastic (not hedonist)53.666231.7129
morning lark (not night owl)53.566133.2581
water (not fire)53.568334.082
deep (not shallow)53.4127530.4183
ironic (not profound)53.490132.471
uninspiring (not charismatic)52.931430.31051
vanilla (not kinky)52.594032.6818
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.580332.4261
concise (not long-winded)52.595031.971
leisurely (not hurried)52.269630.5743
sane (not crazy)52.193629.0187
💩 (not 🌟)52.144727.6165
😊 (not 🤣)52.1122326.8175
stable (not moody)51.959130.7936
experimental (not reliable)51.984735.279
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.681132.487
purple (not orange)51.397932.6780
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.394231.688
well behaved (not mischievous)51.081732.6979
oxymoron (not tautology)50.8133331.157

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Carolyn Martens (0.893)
  2. Doc (0.873)
  3. Preston Burke (0.863)
  4. Eleanor Sung-Young (0.856)
  5. Tywin Lannister (0.851)
  6. Mr. Saito (0.847)
  7. Dr. Harry Wells (0.847)
  8. Theresa Cullen (0.842)
  9. Gus Fring (0.839)
  10. Coriolanus Snow (0.834)
  1. Jason Mendoza (-0.724)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.698)
  3. Patrick Star (-0.692)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.675)
  5. Luke Dunphy (-0.663)
  6. Philip J. Fry (-0.66)
  7. Josh Chan (-0.652)
  8. Joey Tribbiani (-0.627)
  9. Dory (-0.621)
  10. Denny (-0.616)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Mycroft Holmes to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Mycroft Holmes is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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