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Donna Paulsen Personality Statistics

Donna Paulsen is a character from Suits. 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
beautiful (not ugly)97.096.037
queen (not princess)95.976.826
perceptive (not unobservant)95.6145.532
competent (not incompetent)95.5138.726
loyal (not traitorous)93.86011.936
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.35311.533
confident (not insecure)92.7189.530
resourceful (not helpless)92.0709.935
🌟 (not 💩)91.93513.437
feminist (not sexist)91.9459.629
manicured (not scruffy)91.47712.539
stylish (not slovenly)90.83914.841
diligent (not lazy)90.622111.036
egalitarian (not racist)90.28511.529
rhythmic (not stuttering)90.1207.936
badass (not weakass)90.118512.850
devoted (not unfaithful)90.114213.032
important (not irrelevant)90.013014.135
treasure (not trash)90.06713.238
fresh (not stinky)89.92812.834
bold (not shy)89.825410.736
playful (not shy)89.810511.532
driven (not unambitious)89.717410.926
charming (not awkward)89.25013.946
persistent (not quitter)88.637610.232
motivated (not unmotivated)88.630611.849
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.514214.235
chic (not cheesy)88.01612.444
expressive (not monotone)88.09119.132
sexual (not asexual)87.814414.436
pro (not noob)87.520912.231
funny (not humorless)87.49115.428
attractive (not repulsive)87.319317.246
opinionated (not neutral)87.322919.246
alert (not oblivious)87.010116.129
😎 (not 🧐)87.06116.534
💃 (not 🧕)87.01099.933
high IQ (not low IQ)86.931413.732
independent (not codependent)86.99319.921
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)86.811919.036
street-smart (not sheltered)86.415616.627
direct (not roundabout)86.310618.931
extraordinary (not mundane)86.312315.433
🐩 (not 🐒)86.36419.334
fast (not slow)86.19412.631
modern (not historical)85.93113.837
straightforward (not cryptic)85.53116.624
cultured (not rustic)85.24918.845
feminine (not masculine)85.118319.043
spicy (not mild)84.913510.832
extravagant (not thrifty)84.911716.847
wise (not foolish)84.89116.243
interesting (not tiresome)84.711723.626
social (not reclusive)84.411315.534
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.323218.030
🧠 (not 💪)84.123811.933
coordinated (not clumsy)83.926920.226
decisive (not hesitant)83.819919.342
permanent (not transient)83.63021.036
soulful (not soulless)83.630115.130
fire (not water)83.518521.447
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.424020.233
eloquent (not unpolished)83.417020.845
believable (not poorly-written)83.413012.539
legit (not scrub)83.317015.827
healthy (not sickly)83.219419.029
mighty (not puny)83.121718.736
heroic (not villainous)83.035615.833
active (not slothful)83.035820.028
on-time (not tardy)83.029022.741
assertive (not passive)82.928621.632
go-getter (not slugabed)82.830717.931
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.414124.330
precise (not vague)82.315816.926
frank (not sugarcoated)82.124518.036
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.815720.732
reliable (not experimental)81.710923.328
prestigious (not disreputable)81.713720.233
loveable (not punchable)81.617319.337
involved (not remote)81.613015.432
chatty (not reserved)81.525021.240
🥳 (not 🥴)81.43117.628
cool (not dorky)81.414421.642
bossy (not meek)81.341019.732
🎩 (not 🧢)81.321518.134
overachiever (not underachiever)81.241023.052
expressive (not stoic)81.020818.141
highbrow (not lowbrow)81.09414.736
insider (not outsider)80.62222.638
curious (not apathetic)80.517421.933
genius (not dunce)80.527919.337
😀 (not 😭)80.57922.136
bright (not depressed)80.37922.735
refined (not rugged)80.218122.038
efficient (not overprepared)80.14929.435
demanding (not unchallenging)80.145825.555
😏 (not 😬)80.111020.730
high standards (not desperate)80.020520.155
high-tech (not low-tech)79.916517.833
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.810420.530
enlightened (not lost)79.86119.333
washed (not muddy)79.717226.627
dominant (not submissive)79.747222.552
workaholic (not slacker)79.759219.143
neat (not messy)79.531223.428
chosen one (not everyman)79.510125.440
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.513223.925
disarming (not creepy)79.222119.332
extrovert (not introvert)78.926222.434
protagonist (not antagonist)78.839823.438
bold (not serious)78.818117.141
urban (not rural)78.824723.637
tactful (not indiscreet)78.613822.934
sunny (not gloomy)78.618916.744
tasteful (not lewd)78.517422.026
🦄 (not 🐴)78.413425.827
open-minded (not close-minded)78.315222.530
prideful (not envious)78.320820.267
wild (not tame)78.037023.933
orderly (not chaotic)77.725724.946
Coke (not Pepsi)77.61927.843
cocky (not timid)77.651218.439
🥰 (not 🙃)77.411627.431
tall (not short)77.224115.934
mature (not juvenile)77.131722.046
altruistic (not selfish)77.025916.542
reasonable (not deranged)77.025522.342
frenzied (not sleepy)76.935811.528
alpha (not beta)76.946724.331
vibrant (not geriatric)76.934918.837
sturdy (not flimsy)76.838121.733
good-humored (not angry)76.528621.334
flirtatious (not prudish)76.430220.749
giving (not receiving)76.329619.646
civilized (not barbaric)76.349121.733
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.349426.735
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)76.037522.341
resolute (not wavering)76.031825.026
romantic (not dispassionate)75.940319.544
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.914521.648
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)75.844423.339
pointed (not random)75.854925.749
moist (not dry)75.77721.928
suspicious (not awkward)75.535818.438
attentive (not interrupting)75.518025.945
📈 (not 📉)75.413428.326
🥵 (not 🥶)75.414322.634
intellectual (not physical)75.346719.843
valedictorian (not drop out)75.355626.343
empath (not psychopath)75.342624.346
rebellious (not obedient)75.348121.343
generous (not stingy)75.234920.445
brave (not careful)75.135224.435
worldly (not innocent)75.151219.337
neurotypical (not autistic)75.139222.842
hoarder (not unprepared)74.715119.040
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.728627.324
concise (not long-winded)74.610427.425
flourishing (not traumatized)74.54621.827
armoured (not vulnerable)74.238422.535
happy (not sad)74.113519.030
complicated (not simple)74.046322.646
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.914921.535
rich (not poor)73.948021.336
deep (not shallow)73.734422.328
introspective (not not introspective)73.630425.725
😜 (not 🤐)73.430427.632
thick-skinned (not sensitive)73.323224.431
consistent (not variable)73.328728.545
nurturing (not poisonous)73.347327.934
creative (not conventional)73.233026.533
exuberant (not subdued)73.132318.727
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.133419.355
👽 (not 🤡)73.018424.635
OCD (not ADHD)72.741924.933
lustful (not chaste)72.635818.137
loud (not quiet)72.644920.148
kind (not cruel)72.471323.734
joyful (not miserable)72.321628.126
extreme (not moderate)72.256820.336
interested (not bored)72.248828.543
contrarian (not yes-man)72.233124.036
fixable (not unfixable)72.121331.629
opinionated (not jealous)71.957924.132
glad (not mad)71.821426.730
🎨 (not 🏀)71.757925.840
down2earth (not head@clouds)71.634526.929
gendered (not androgynous)71.596527.634
one-faced (not two-faced)71.557627.967
hedonist (not monastic)71.421121.525
emancipated (not enslaved)71.345627.026
ranged (not melee)71.210219.216
summer (not winter)71.237030.529
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)71.130826.033
clean (not perverted)70.960728.161
🧗 (not 🛌)70.750624.931
flamboyant (not modest)70.538126.251
calm (not anxious)70.519123.046
zany (not regular)70.542119.431
sensible (not ludicrous)70.444924.936
unorthodox (not traditional)70.445027.629
cheery (not sorrowful)70.426023.625
🤺 (not 🏌)70.462930.126
smooth (not rough)70.324630.127
flower child (not goth)70.253922.026
kinky (not vanilla)70.235526.621
human (not animalistic)70.173526.132
👟 (not 🥾)70.127932.529
cynical (not gullible)70.053427.529
epic (not deep)69.620529.648
child free (not pronatalist)69.644127.127
flexible (not rigid)69.519924.836
💝 (not 💔)69.432830.737
trendy (not vintage)69.413930.262
master (not apprentice)69.169731.230
charming (not trusting)69.037131.324
mysterious (not unambiguous)69.034328.630
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)68.943225.833
real (not philosophical)68.747229.438
blissful (not haunted)68.716925.948
jaded (not innocent)68.765420.334
multicolored (not monochrome)68.632232.928
quirky (not predictable)68.630629.733
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.634918.824
fortunate (not unlucky)68.323821.334
grateful (not entitled)68.337723.247
emotional (not unemotional)68.373525.333
empirical (not theoretical)68.019627.127
atheist (not theist)67.948523.725
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.960932.134
liberal (not conservative)67.952823.734
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.738325.235
privileged (not oppressed)67.771923.140
varied (not repetitive)67.411423.327
realist (not idealist)67.438427.528
equitable (not hypocritical)67.340928.138
intimate (not formal)67.335422.935
French (not Russian)67.040524.733
English (not German)67.0102432.122
cat person (not dog person)67.036832.227
lavish (not frugal)66.938526.931
political (not nonpolitical)66.847127.033
deviant (not average)66.759023.439
hard (not soft)66.655122.429
stable (not moody)66.518024.640
tailor (not blacksmith)66.560323.629
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.439325.926
secretive (not open-book)66.367225.543
🐮 (not 🐷)66.226224.822
warm (not quarrelsome)66.137722.932
existentialist (not nihilist)66.139822.126
literary (not mathematical)65.950433.934
tautology (not oxymoron)65.85824.422
trusting (not suspicious)65.734431.425
ferocious (not pacifist)65.767526.835
resistant (not resigned)65.482623.323
machiavellian (not transparent)65.342827.621
crafty (not scholarly)65.262328.041
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.236321.731
intense (not lighthearted)65.280626.321
artistic (not scientific)65.146324.838
musical (not off-key)65.129729.027
hunter (not gatherer)65.160331.534
compersive (not jealous)65.037422.029
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.948435.926
young (not old)64.779517.544
earth (not air)64.760234.634
trolling (not triggered)64.518727.015
factual (not poetic)64.454226.943
hard (not soft)64.460527.546
presidential (not folksy)64.256531.228
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.134429.634
industrial (not domestic)64.039630.036
sarcastic (not genuine)63.949731.746
😈 (not 😇)63.950920.933
🤑 (not 🤠)63.839628.843
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)63.742031.839
guarded (not open)63.596524.223
comedic (not dramatic)63.525327.867
chill (not offended)63.432228.227
stoic (not hypochondriac)63.358026.918
love-focused (not money-focused)63.387430.429
proactive (not reactive)63.321431.821
bookish (not sporty)63.280728.327
🦒 (not 🐐)63.29333.029
metrosexual (not macho)63.265430.422
doer (not thinker)63.272830.958
instinctual (not reasoned)63.061126.224
edgy (not politically correct)62.964128.342
feisty (not gracious)62.986931.737
fighter (not lover)62.952230.042
factual (not exaggerating)62.853027.449
🐘 (not 🐀)62.744132.528
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.748830.224
corporate (not freelance)62.741931.932
rock (not rap)62.7120430.030
playful (not serious)62.641923.529
astonishing (not methodical)62.632531.334
pure (not debased)62.460126.335
realistic (not fantastical)62.467132.759
common sense (not analysis)62.323534.341
pop (not indie)62.325427.631
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.267822.336
rational (not whimsical)62.169523.439
jock (not nerd)61.948723.325
Italian (not Swedish)61.854026.629
whippersnapper (not sage)61.742131.028
obsessed (not aloof)61.575925.129
🤫 (not 🤔)61.422233.929
sweet (not bitter)61.259323.030
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)61.162432.330
warm (not cold)61.066626.637
wholesome (not salacious)61.073536.325
never cries (not often crying)61.070629.435
relaxed (not tense)60.819825.432
skeptical (not spiritual)60.898427.237
practical (not imaginative)60.881128.533
work-first (not family-first)60.862229.740
wooden (not plastic)60.892130.440
picky (not always down)60.763729.140
tight (not loose)60.589125.440
backdoor (not official)60.465128.826
hipster (not basic)60.235624.229
preppy (not punk rock)60.278525.726
specialist (not generalist)60.171234.831
leisurely (not hurried)60.038329.946
vegan (not cannibal)59.963024.731
👻 (not 🤖)59.759829.233
respectful (not rude)59.482425.733
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.396822.232
complimentary (not insulting)59.070732.933
accepting (not judgemental)58.758330.027
decorative (not utilitarian)58.736625.825
angelic (not demonic)58.579124.339
businesslike (not chivalrous)58.565531.748
orange (not purple)58.353931.832
biased (not impartial)57.8106727.140
😊 (not 🤣)57.887431.632
still (not twitchy)57.844128.436
non-gamer (not gamer)57.787438.335
circular (not linear)57.648830.927
private (not gregarious)57.590029.328
western (not eastern)57.598433.723
competitive (not cooperative)57.492233.247
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.296628.126
unassuming (not pretentious)57.147130.428
works hard (not plays hard)57.0101629.836
🐿 (not 🦇)57.080234.836
🎃 (not 💀)56.960832.431
forgiving (not vengeful)56.473026.337
captain (not first-mate)56.373436.437
giggling (not chortling)56.040126.629
profound (not ironic)56.059432.931
minimalist (not pack rat)55.975225.427
studious (not goof-off)55.8106327.842
straight (not queer)55.7124732.226
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.666924.931
metaphorical (not literal)55.439631.140
honorable (not cunning)55.388934.648
strict (not lenient)55.283026.348
sane (not crazy)55.268033.226
white knight (not bad boy)55.288932.038
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.199931.939
cautious (not impulsive)55.073330.341
demure (not vain)54.570625.733
indulgent (not sober)54.381030.733
humble (not arrogant)54.265026.538
ambitious (not realistic)54.197232.348
objective (not subjective)53.962731.230
mischievous (not well behaved)53.892129.244
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.7102732.131
authoritarian (not democratic)53.766631.931
devout (not heathen)53.784429.121
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.579331.828
luddite (not technophile)53.576223.517
anarchist (not statist)53.569331.626
libertarian (not socialist)53.490029.725
thin (not thick)53.495830.632
stubborn (not accommodating)53.2125031.957
outlaw (not sheriff)53.180128.332
paranoid (not naive)53.1102121.129
normie (not freak)52.869328.460
patient (not impatient)52.755733.726
night owl (not morning lark)52.699833.040
explorer (not builder)52.682528.128
pensive (not serene)52.6138327.248
touchy-feely (not distant)52.568426.634
classical (not avant-garde)52.493030.727
arcane (not mainstream)52.394428.236
weird (not normal)51.7101326.844
concrete (not abstract)51.798130.941
emotional (not logical)51.690726.732
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.476227.924
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)51.346632.431
Greek (not Roman)51.371033.929
scandalous (not proper)51.284128.739
communal (not individualist)51.159333.439
confidential (not gossiping)50.7114530.449
no-nonsense (not dramatic)50.778829.444
centrist (not radical)50.673829.234

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Joan Holloway (0.87)
  2. Angelica Schuyler (0.851)
  3. Beth Pearson (0.849)
  4. Gisele Yashar (0.837)
  5. Jadzia Dax (0.835)
  6. Princess Leia (0.832)
  7. Mercedes Jones (0.83)
  8. Nala (0.83)
  9. C. J. Cregg (0.827)
  10. Princess Fiona (0.824)
  1. Kermit (-0.669)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.666)
  3. Stuart Bloom (-0.611)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.585)
  5. Theon Greyjoy (-0.555)
  6. Nick Dunne (-0.52)
  7. Mr. William Collins (-0.517)
  8. Arturo Roman (-0.515)
  9. A.J. Soprano (-0.507)
  10. Barney Gumble (-0.505)

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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Notes

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