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Mycroft Holmes Descriptive 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. 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
high IQ (not low IQ)94.07811.21139
rich (not poor)93.67410.8999
intellectual (not physical)93.52010.3990
manicured (not scruffy)92.16515.1761
privileged (not oppressed)92.15614.475
🎩 (not 🧢)92.02214.2162
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.99713.81014
eloquent (not unpolished)91.23114.91051
secretive (not open-book)91.14511.585
bookish (not sporty)91.09013.71010
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.83314.91018
refined (not rugged)90.61216.5990
skeptical (not spiritual)90.61713.4946
guarded (not open)90.65011.7933
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.53615.5947
neat (not messy)90.35115.2713
valedictorian (not drop out)89.99918.4155
tight (not loose)89.82815.395
on-time (not tardy)89.89819.392
formal (not intimate)89.71314.4321
logical (not emotional)89.41517.0980
preppy (not punk rock)89.14715.768
distant (not touchy-feely)88.62915.873
bossy (not meek)88.516515.9997
arrogant (not humble)88.314215.2943
highbrow (not lowbrow)88.11319.0874
driven (not unambitious)88.126318.3981
workaholic (not slacker)88.021916.0301
🧠 (not 💪)87.913117.7191
scientific (not artistic)87.66015.4987
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)87.25623.8921
suspicious (not trusting)87.110415.5934
judgemental (not accepting)86.912515.5672
pretentious (not unassuming)86.77419.2190
studious (not goof-off)86.616320.8208
perceptive (not unobservant)86.426521.873
strict (not lenient)86.39815.4927
cold (not warm)86.39315.71069
resourceful (not helpless)86.227916.6272
nerd (not jock)86.119720.0972
presidential (not folksy)86.15414.867
overachiever (not underachiever)86.020818.2101
private (not gregarious)85.96818.3926
coordinated (not clumsy)85.920718.7967
serious (not playful)85.813118.5957
political (not nonpolitical)85.88821.1907
genius (not dunce)85.714018.51020
rational (not whimsical)85.65820.7960
persistent (not quitter)85.559016.1148
realistic (not fantastical)85.55519.896
opinionated (not neutral)85.432320.4104
OCD (not ADHD)85.45317.167
cynical (not gullible)85.311616.171
high standards (not desperate)85.110325.5118
worldly (not innocent)85.015715.3896
armoured (not vulnerable)85.08218.8926
asexual (not sexual)85.02019.782
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)84.95325.1897
methodical (not astonishing)84.74319.5939
cocky (not timid)84.728516.072
entitled (not grateful)84.616314.590
competitive (not cooperative)84.227618.5956
diligent (not lazy)84.259020.6905
quarrelsome (not warm)84.216115.8924
corporate (not freelance)84.25926.267
demanding (not unchallenging)84.231120.695
competent (not incompetent)84.137120.31011
master (not apprentice)84.126320.2421
jaded (not innocent)84.118415.769
reasoned (not instinctual)83.81921.11002
stoic (not expressive)83.74220.1929
prudish (not flirtatious)83.72017.271
English (not German)83.612225.762
pointed (not random)83.622022.9105
never cries (not often crying)83.514322.173
cautious (not impulsive)83.35818.31004
practical (not imaginative)83.312121.1927
businesslike (not chivalrous)83.39222.4100
orderly (not chaotic)83.112522.8931
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)83.111620.6201
complicated (not simple)83.118920.9942
analysis (not common sense)83.16323.787
vintage (not trendy)83.017118.272
decisive (not hesitant)82.823619.6953
picky (not always down)82.67718.260
prestigious (not disreputable)82.512120.2641
🤖 (not 👻)82.43118.2163
dispassionate (not romantic)82.23218.180
bitter (not sweet)82.116015.8933
atheist (not theist)82.19124.3249
child free (not pronatalist)82.09626.3835
alert (not oblivious)82.024620.6153
authoritarian (not democratic)81.914419.3888
rigid (not flexible)81.911819.8991
🧐 (not 😎)81.55822.9191
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.223022.587
factual (not poetic)81.110321.859
insulting (not complimentary)81.015618.5257
money-focused (not love-focused)80.914221.259
extravagant (not thrifty)80.917625.399
serious (not bold)80.84822.6994
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)80.816919.3149
tailor (not blacksmith)80.810123.364
stubborn (not accommodating)80.840023.6118
pessimistic (not optimistic)80.79016.4895
unemotional (not emotional)80.74423.654
realist (not idealist)80.68224.6294
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)80.213424.4200
hard (not soft)80.121420.3985
🐩 (not 🐒)80.115426.2163
stylish (not slovenly)80.029123.0964
bold (not shy)79.972119.31001
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)79.99521.1947
sarcastic (not genuine)79.917021.41005
tense (not relaxed)79.840422.2957
monotone (not expressive)79.84824.866
proper (not scandalous)79.714624.9692
dominant (not submissive)79.747722.4909
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.637125.2208
gloomy (not sunny)79.619116.677
🤐 (not 😜)79.311322.7171
assertive (not passive)79.145423.7986
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.125425.6971
dramatic (not comedic)79.131921.2103
machiavellian (not transparent)79.114423.464
civilized (not barbaric)79.039624.9952
resolute (not wavering)79.022522.8162
intense (not lighthearted)78.939624.975
offended (not chill)78.819521.381
reclusive (not social)78.813222.6277
classical (not avant-garde)78.510723.3282
works hard (not plays hard)78.337226.8962
work-first (not family-first)78.225625.4815
paranoid (not naive)78.212521.476
monochrome (not multicolored)78.111923.7267
winter (not summer)78.117823.068
🎨 (not 🏀)77.942422.390
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.650125.677
punchable (not loveable)77.616118.473
psychopath (not empath)77.620820.983
careful (not brave)77.56520.9903
miserable (not joyful)77.322817.4178
confident (not insecure)77.245926.21004
captain (not first-mate)77.135427.0740
stingy (not generous)77.118322.7106
🥶 (not 🥵)77.16725.279
🙃 (not 🥰)77.016723.0267
independent (not codependent)76.939927.4771
haunted (not blissful)76.637120.1100
pro (not noob)76.659326.3183
wise (not foolish)76.327621.61007
tall (not short)76.326721.7929
hard (not soft)76.331624.3290
cat person (not dog person)76.317229.675
hoarder (not unprepared)76.112619.0589
dry (not moist)76.111125.576
vain (not demure)75.727223.5982
confidential (not gossiping)75.552427.2827
🤑 (not 🤠)75.421526.4155
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.345721.583
cultured (not rustic)75.326828.762
reserved (not chatty)75.326724.6919
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.022326.6845
contrarian (not yes-man)74.825424.368
cunning (not honorable)74.725524.9974
sturdy (not flimsy)74.746526.266
metrosexual (not macho)74.622923.467
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)74.523123.751
individualist (not communal)74.236528.3272
consistent (not variable)74.226428.578
precise (not vague)74.140228.4661
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.936126.0595
prideful (not envious)73.742229.4121
mad (not glad)73.633918.9158
tasteful (not lewd)73.634824.4892
historical (not modern)73.523422.9656
motivated (not unmotivated)73.5108128.069
high-tech (not low-tech)73.329525.7891
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.240624.6174
selfish (not altruistic)73.132224.4959
conservative (not liberal)73.115825.0167
sorrowful (not cheery)73.035718.1934
geriatric (not vibrant)73.05621.766
weird (not normal)72.941024.0951
important (not irrelevant)72.987825.9276
thinker (not doer)72.810129.0113
vengeful (not forgiving)72.840320.7871
sheriff (not outlaw)72.833028.4985
humorless (not funny)72.716624.81017
cosmopolitan (not provincial)72.623130.6827
🥴 (not 🥳)72.619921.0150
pensive (not serene)72.636926.371
suspicious (not awkward)72.448426.3905
fortunate (not unlucky)72.317522.7914
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.116928.6158
💀 (not 🎃)72.131727.876
cryptic (not straightforward)71.98628.3951
fearmongering (not reassuring)71.926225.263
chaste (not lustful)71.813725.5808
fighter (not lover)71.829125.276
builder (not explorer)71.718824.6712
alpha (not beta)71.761528.2872
down2earth (not head@clouds)71.634930.6929
sad (not happy)71.637516.7969
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.627926.61192
rock (not rap)71.579619.569
frank (not sugarcoated)71.567829.973
arcane (not mainstream)71.328127.5900
soulless (not soulful)71.317924.0253
mature (not juvenile)71.147226.9297
washed (not muddy)71.147132.166
introvert (not extrovert)71.023426.7982
wooden (not plastic)70.648628.978
utilitarian (not decorative)70.541726.8244
two-faced (not one-faced)70.327228.687
concrete (not abstract)70.034630.4198
lavish (not frugal)69.934128.8874
linear (not circular)69.912427.573
close-minded (not open-minded)69.823325.1764
urban (not rural)69.865329.8262
uncreative (not open to new experinces)69.613226.3941
deviant (not average)69.553726.7627
old (not young)69.435115.4983
statist (not anarchist)69.228931.6228
💔 (not 💝)69.128427.2253
salacious (not wholesome)69.133726.9151
receiving (not giving)69.032228.170
demonic (not angelic)68.933318.9858
scholarly (not crafty)68.926031.5833
permanent (not transient)68.930326.7352
earth (not air)68.845131.184
poisonous (not nurturing)68.733822.2351
tactful (not indiscreet)68.748531.1196
proactive (not reactive)68.79829.757
ranged (not melee)68.616729.647
opinionated (not jealous)68.675128.784
cruel (not kind)68.524219.6934
objective (not subjective)68.512730.5242
mighty (not puny)68.374025.8940
believable (not poorly-written)68.3104027.657
🐴 (not 🦄)68.145034.2168
ferocious (not pacifist)68.062425.2939
chortling (not giggling)68.050128.560
queen (not princess)68.063433.368
industrial (not domestic)67.927529.3281
freak (not normie)67.945527.096
quiet (not loud)67.838926.1980
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.720526.8887
debased (not pure)67.741024.2876
go-getter (not slugabed)67.5106128.7141
conventional (not creative)67.432630.7927
indie (not pop)67.454926.460
fast (not slow)67.376328.4914
chic (not cheesy)67.333529.281
sensible (not ludicrous)67.157230.9918
basic (not hipster)67.151230.9903
extraordinary (not mundane)67.173930.7992
dorky (not cool)67.039327.8162
🧕 (not 💃)67.014927.1247
charming (not trusting)66.945723.8881
unfixable (not fixable)66.326528.055
devoted (not unfaithful)66.3115326.966
legit (not scrub)66.092329.5221
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)66.027835.360
still (not twitchy)65.925029.596
traditional (not unorthodox)65.936229.7269
rude (not respectful)65.836626.1929
libertarian (not socialist)65.726029.4767
😈 (not 😇)65.548621.2186
enlightened (not lost)65.435727.866
smooth (not rough)65.341830.8947
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.332431.5258
tame (not wild)65.233828.7668
fresh (not stinky)65.286130.6278
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.218428.650
western (not eastern)65.155033.9253
👽 (not 🤡)65.142030.6164
angry (not good-humored)65.039723.8905
Swedish (not Italian)64.932629.551
sober (not indulgent)64.737430.7942
gendered (not androgynous)64.7127131.5373
🤺 (not 🏌)64.388732.8169
mathematical (not literary)63.930530.4880
hypocritical (not equitable)63.443225.6297
factual (not exaggerating)63.452333.479
clean (not perverted)63.485130.673
resistant (not resigned)63.395529.2863
sage (not whippersnapper)63.336832.272
extreme (not moderate)63.180630.7935
specialist (not generalist)63.159933.0254
masculine (not feminine)63.082522.91000
repetitive (not varied)63.053228.6377
🦇 (not 🐿)63.043131.0144
bad-cook (not good-cook)62.946132.166
impatient (not patient)62.678229.4372
technophile (not luddite)62.540729.5828
calm (not anxious)62.437329.4845
remote (not involved)62.412431.6914
human (not animalistic)62.4101129.2916
emancipated (not enslaved)62.186830.1825
non-gamer (not gamer)62.176637.376
interrupting (not attentive)62.052731.564
bored (not interested)62.014331.385
feisty (not gracious)61.892827.51004
direct (not roundabout)61.793733.2941
insider (not outsider)61.736335.4631
triggered (not trolling)61.778928.156
repulsive (not attractive)61.625623.7947
biased (not impartial)61.689629.9888
creepy (not disarming)61.627626.2373
minimalist (not pack rat)61.652830.1161
politically correct (not edgy)61.546131.6907
chosen one (not everyman)61.464130.568
obedient (not rebellious)61.342530.8885
centrist (not radical)61.233632.464
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')61.011937.0725
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.047728.465
genocidal (not not genocidal)61.030529.770
literal (not metaphorical)60.974532.5960
nihilist (not existentialist)60.921529.6215
zany (not regular)60.672429.8140
official (not backdoor)60.549233.8774
antagonist (not protagonist)60.529324.575
😭 (not 😀)60.351323.2170
🐀 (not 🐘)60.346031.2271
deep (not epic)60.241229.667
healthy (not sickly)60.1105926.3960
empirical (not theoretical)59.952234.2885
egalitarian (not racist)59.8132226.3152
sheltered (not street-smart)59.543930.9609
jealous (not compersive)59.260627.6804
🐷 (not 🐮)59.231831.4235
introspective (not not introspective)58.992930.6253
queer (not straight)58.824128.9387
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.786132.677
cannibal (not vegan)58.562632.068
Roman (not Greek)58.447529.756
thin (not thick)58.383028.2565
badass (not weakass)58.2115230.897
reasonable (not deranged)58.183230.0154
frenzied (not sleepy)58.0132526.768
flamboyant (not modest)57.962333.3943
😬 (not 😏)57.946033.0189
🥾 (not 👟)57.861234.2186
📈 (not 📉)57.898231.6158
ugly (not beautiful)57.623824.6312
awkward (not charming)57.346428.5927
treasure (not trash)57.3128528.7182
traumatized (not flourishing)57.396926.971
apathetic (not curious)57.024031.5887
sexist (not feminist)57.042827.0217
cringeworthy (not inspiring)56.952327.3279
🛌 (not 🧗)56.844531.0264
active (not slothful)56.5137529.2974
villainous (not heroic)56.437220.2947
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.341133.0104
mild (not spicy)56.249831.41005
autistic (not neurotypical)56.019430.9910
efficient (not overprepared)56.0116736.274
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.965835.6392
goth (not flower child)55.949328.367
depressed (not bright)55.766428.1939
white knight (not bad boy)55.391126.571
loyal (not traitorous)55.1130828.2890
interesting (not tiresome)55.1120631.5952
hunter (not gatherer)55.084631.164
🐐 (not 🦒)54.9104933.2248
off-key (not musical)54.982130.453
🤫 (not 🤔)54.844635.2159
realistic (not ambitious)54.550634.390
playful (not shy)54.4117826.9907
slow-talking (not fast-talking)54.448231.862
oxymoron (not tautology)54.491429.946
heathen (not devout)54.365131.3831
subdued (not exuberant)54.355036.066
real (not philosophical)54.1109833.0650
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.873030.175
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.895232.459
obsessed (not aloof)53.7117634.2866
predictable (not quirky)53.771130.764
morning lark (not night owl)53.657833.2579
deep (not shallow)53.6109130.4182
Pepsi (not Coke)53.655433.382
monastic (not hedonist)53.556732.1123
uninspiring (not charismatic)52.928630.31046
vanilla (not kinky)52.582132.5817
water (not fire)52.560134.179
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.471832.5253
leisurely (not hurried)52.361730.5738
💩 (not 🌟)52.139927.5160
😊 (not 🤣)52.1105027.0173
stable (not moody)52.051030.7929
concise (not long-winded)52.085231.659
French (not Russian)51.9107333.261
sane (not crazy)51.881928.9184
ironic (not profound)51.887032.168
purple (not orange)51.285732.6776
well behaved (not mischievous)51.170432.7974
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.074132.286
reliable (not experimental)50.398434.772

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 (0.891)
  2. Doc (0.866)
  3. Preston Burke (0.861)
  4. Eleanor Sung-Young (0.856)
  5. Tywin Lannister (0.85)
  6. Dr. Harry Wells (0.848)
  7. Mr. Saito (0.845)
  8. Theresa Cullen (0.84)
  9. Gus Fring (0.84)
  10. Coriolanus Snow (0.833)
  1. Jason Mendoza (-0.724)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.699)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.678)
  4. Luke Dunphy (-0.667)
  5. Philip J. Fry (-0.654)
  6. Josh Chan (-0.644)
  7. Joey Tribbiani (-0.626)
  8. Denny (-0.622)
  9. Rex (-0.617)
  10. Dory (-0.617)

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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