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Donna Paulsen Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
beautiful (not ugly)97.175.742
competent (not incompetent)95.7148.627
perceptive (not unobservant)95.2186.134
queen (not princess)94.8108.329
loyal (not traitorous)94.35411.639
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.36211.037
confident (not insecure)92.4319.737
resourceful (not helpless)92.2769.838
🌟 (not 💩)92.23713.139
manicured (not scruffy)91.78412.341
stylish (not slovenly)91.14714.444
feminist (not sexist)90.87610.633
diligent (not lazy)90.626110.839
treasure (not trash)90.37212.940
badass (not weakass)90.221412.954
devoted (not unfaithful)90.216312.833
important (not irrelevant)90.016114.135
egalitarian (not racist)89.813311.432
rhythmic (not stuttering)89.7238.541
bold (not shy)89.529410.941
playful (not shy)89.114211.138
persistent (not quitter)88.842910.233
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.516513.938
motivated (not unmotivated)88.538612.053
charming (not awkward)88.45614.350
fresh (not stinky)88.37615.738
chic (not cheesy)88.11712.948
street-smart (not sheltered)87.912716.031
attractive (not repulsive)87.919216.553
opinionated (not neutral)87.824418.948
😎 (not 🧐)87.66516.137
sexual (not asexual)87.616214.337
funny (not humorless)87.510915.431
pro (not noob)87.525412.231
high IQ (not low IQ)87.334913.534
independent (not codependent)87.310518.625
💃 (not 🧕)87.312511.440
extraordinary (not mundane)86.912615.137
fast (not slow)86.98812.137
direct (not roundabout)86.911418.533
driven (not unambitious)86.838316.731
straightforward (not cryptic)86.62915.829
alert (not oblivious)86.513117.132
🐩 (not 🐒)86.07618.737
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.915320.038
cultured (not rustic)85.74818.448
feminine (not masculine)85.521318.944
expressive (not monotone)85.416921.735
modern (not historical)85.35013.941
wise (not foolish)85.210615.846
interesting (not tiresome)85.211722.130
spicy (not mild)85.115110.733
🧠 (not 💪)84.926011.738
extravagant (not thrifty)84.912516.847
decisive (not hesitant)84.520719.244
coordinated (not clumsy)84.530218.831
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.525517.534
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.325719.437
healthy (not sickly)84.317318.931
main character (not side character)84.331818.515
believable (not poorly-written)84.213712.741
legit (not scrub)83.617415.629
go-getter (not slugabed)83.531817.335
assertive (not passive)83.430421.135
active (not slothful)83.442319.630
eloquent (not unpolished)83.320120.347
self-assured (not self-conscious)83.212722.437
soulful (not soulless)83.237615.031
fire (not water)83.123322.354
fast-talking (not slow-talking)82.815519.937
on-time (not tardy)82.835522.644
mighty (not puny)82.626118.438
involved (not remote)82.513115.037
frank (not sugarcoated)82.527617.838
permanent (not transient)82.34923.138
reliable (not experimental)82.311323.229
loveable (not punchable)82.118619.338
overachiever (not underachiever)82.143122.458
curious (not apathetic)81.917320.938
social (not reclusive)81.918717.838
😏 (not 😬)81.89520.134
bright (not depressed)81.67621.641
prestigious (not disreputable)81.316320.238
highbrow (not lowbrow)81.29414.637
heroic (not villainous)81.250618.636
expressive (not stoic)81.024019.046
🎩 (not 🧢)81.026917.836
genius (not dunce)80.733019.241
efficient (not overprepared)80.75429.136
high standards (not desperate)80.721319.859
refined (not rugged)80.620021.640
disarming (not creepy)80.619118.639
washed (not muddy)80.418526.428
dominant (not submissive)80.350222.056
chatty (not reserved)80.330822.446
extrovert (not introvert)80.327522.140
enlightened (not lost)80.37319.334
bossy (not meek)80.249820.535
workaholic (not slacker)80.267919.449
demanding (not unchallenging)80.151825.256
sunny (not gloomy)79.820016.349
chosen one (not everyman)79.811025.343
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.815725.032
precise (not vague)79.426722.228
neat (not messy)79.436523.029
cool (not dorky)79.423022.848
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.311418.638
insider (not outsider)79.33024.740
🦄 (not 🐴)79.215625.129
tall (not short)79.123916.568
open-minded (not close-minded)79.118521.933
🥳 (not 🥴)79.16021.129
😀 (not 😭)79.111623.339
tactful (not indiscreet)79.014722.635
cocky (not timid)79.053018.542
vibrant (not geriatric)78.933718.642
high-tech (not low-tech)78.822618.035
resolute (not wavering)78.827224.430
tasteful (not lewd)78.820320.930
prideful (not envious)78.521519.971
good-humored (not angry)78.428920.639
civilized (not barbaric)78.347721.537
wild (not tame)78.043723.138
reasonable (not deranged)77.927421.746
protagonist (not antagonist)77.951523.643
frenzied (not sleepy)77.836712.031
altruistic (not selfish)77.627516.345
bold (not serious)77.525420.444
🥵 (not 🥶)77.512622.541
alpha (not beta)77.452923.534
🥰 (not 🙃)77.115426.633
sturdy (not flimsy)77.143120.837
urban (not rural)76.938225.240
giving (not receiving)76.733019.448
mature (not juvenile)76.638321.352
romantic (not dispassionate)76.445719.247
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)76.451223.041
flirtatious (not prudish)76.434820.749
moist (not dry)76.48521.630
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)76.343522.142
📈 (not 📉)76.315428.127
suspicious (not awkward)76.136818.639
pointed (not random)76.160725.550
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.117721.250
neurotypical (not autistic)75.937724.349
worldly (not innocent)75.756519.039
armoured (not vulnerable)75.540122.238
generous (not stingy)75.539820.850
empath (not psychopath)75.449923.451
Coke (not Pepsi)75.13630.746
intellectual (not physical)75.054920.545
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.032626.426
orderly (not chaotic)74.939826.752
flourishing (not traumatized)74.75221.029
attentive (not interrupting)74.625026.051
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.669727.541
exuberant (not subdued)74.535217.335
brave (not careful)74.345724.338
rebellious (not obedient)74.260323.147
rich (not poor)74.155021.038
hoarder (not unprepared)74.021118.945
complicated (not simple)73.956222.447
concise (not long-winded)73.713827.529
joyful (not miserable)73.623427.528
happy (not sad)73.617219.534
cheery (not sorrowful)73.523623.429
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.419021.137
OCD (not ADHD)73.443024.839
valedictorian (not drop out)73.369728.146
creative (not conventional)73.239526.737
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.138319.355
deep (not shallow)72.945021.930
nurturing (not poisonous)72.858026.939
gendered (not androgynous)72.7105827.038
thick-skinned (not sensitive)72.728724.232
😜 (not 🤐)72.637028.137
contrarian (not yes-man)72.637423.239
👽 (not 🤡)72.423924.536
consistent (not variable)72.436328.846
child free (not pronatalist)72.340927.030
glad (not mad)72.225026.033
loud (not quiet)72.052921.356
introspective (not not introspective)72.042126.533
🎨 (not 🏀)72.067925.541
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.728518.331
lustful (not chaste)71.544118.839
unorthodox (not traditional)71.551726.733
one-faced (not two-faced)71.567327.967
opinionated (not jealous)71.471324.137
calm (not anxious)71.321322.351
🤺 (not 🏌)71.372329.936
cynical (not gullible)71.258726.432
kind (not cruel)71.190324.136
flamboyant (not modest)71.042526.053
human (not animalistic)71.083225.834
interested (not bored)71.062929.345
summer (not winter)70.645030.132
emancipated (not enslaved)70.656226.827
kinky (not vanilla)70.540224.326
master (not apprentice)70.575630.732
zany (not regular)70.548619.431
clean (not perverted)70.573228.263
extreme (not moderate)70.071422.838
quirky (not predictable)69.933729.435
sensible (not ludicrous)69.854024.742
flower child (not goth)69.764021.827
charming (not trusting)69.741430.426
🧗 (not 🛌)69.666526.934
English (not German)69.6101631.125
lavish (not frugal)69.439026.435
mysterious (not unambiguous)69.439328.231
real (not philosophical)69.350929.344
trendy (not vintage)69.217230.063
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)69.039526.935
resistant (not resigned)69.075524.126
atheist (not theist)69.053524.132
warm (not quarrelsome)68.938822.041
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)68.952524.937
cat person (not dog person)68.939531.230
smooth (not rough)68.835228.433
varied (not repetitive)68.710622.736
epic (not deep)68.725729.850
jaded (not innocent)68.777819.538
ranged (not melee)68.618619.120
French (not Russian)68.541324.236
👟 (not 🥾)68.439533.230
empirical (not theoretical)68.421124.938
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.350728.831
realist (not idealist)68.340627.529
flexible (not rigid)68.127026.642
blissful (not haunted)68.120825.652
privileged (not oppressed)68.082422.941
grateful (not entitled)68.046023.252
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.546724.936
hedonist (not monastic)67.536023.933
💝 (not 💔)67.545730.741
intense (not lighthearted)67.586524.826
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.449435.828
emotional (not unemotional)67.292025.837
equitable (not hypocritical)67.150227.840
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.945225.527
deviant (not average)66.969023.942
stoic (not hypochondriac)66.953726.521
political (not nonpolitical)66.854726.634
hard (not soft)66.864022.035
stable (not moody)66.721024.242
🐮 (not 🐷)66.629423.425
liberal (not conservative)66.568622.938
fortunate (not unlucky)66.433322.441
fixable (not unfixable)66.456134.436
secretive (not open-book)66.479725.647
artistic (not scientific)66.253125.242
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.273832.337
ferocious (not pacifist)65.977026.137
tailor (not blacksmith)65.872423.831
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.735730.838
crafty (not scholarly)65.472827.545
multicolored (not monochrome)65.246834.335
young (not old)65.193817.448
musical (not off-key)65.135229.027
trusting (not suspicious)64.943331.528
doer (not thinker)64.877330.662
earth (not air)64.770934.634
wholesome (not salacious)64.675034.330
love-focused (not money-focused)64.6102329.931
guarded (not open)64.6109323.625
intimate (not formal)64.453324.839
jock (not nerd)64.350322.529
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.352930.827
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)64.247132.144
overspender (not penny-pincher)64.145122.033
presidential (not folksy)64.166331.232
rock (not rap)64.1134928.534
literary (not mathematical)63.970534.738
factual (not poetic)63.866527.046
hard (not soft)63.772127.252
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.771922.639
feisty (not gracious)63.697431.039
sarcastic (not genuine)63.457931.548
🤑 (not 🤠)63.346428.347
bookish (not sporty)63.294827.530
😈 (not 😇)63.260322.438
rational (not whimsical)63.177322.543
corporate (not freelance)63.047231.433
metrosexual (not macho)62.978229.425
instinctual (not reasoned)62.874026.026
industrial (not domestic)62.852629.539
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)62.866531.835
realistic (not fantastical)62.877031.962
fighter (not lover)62.763430.246
sweet (not bitter)62.568623.934
trolling (not triggered)62.425326.822
hunter (not gatherer)62.378732.936
factual (not exaggerating)62.364127.653
existentialist (not nihilist)62.172323.433
🐘 (not 🐀)61.953533.131
never cries (not often crying)61.980328.937
practical (not imaginative)61.891628.135
specialist (not generalist)61.875633.734
compersive (not jealous)61.759624.731
🤫 (not 🤔)61.726634.031
tight (not loose)61.798925.144
comedic (not dramatic)61.734529.369
proactive (not reactive)61.730732.226
relaxed (not tense)61.622425.634
skeptical (not spiritual)61.5112727.741
obsessed (not aloof)61.590425.129
astonishing (not methodical)61.543831.239
pure (not debased)61.574625.840
wooden (not plastic)61.4106330.341
edgy (not politically correct)61.279428.745
🦒 (not 🐐)61.114833.135
Italian (not Swedish)61.064127.331
vegan (not cannibal)60.973825.136
warm (not cold)60.881127.140
chill (not offended)60.645527.431
playful (not serious)60.554624.231
common sense (not analysis)60.433733.346
straight (not queer)60.3128633.433
circular (not linear)60.244131.329
private (not gregarious)60.198527.733
work-first (not family-first)60.073828.844
preppy (not punk rock)60.092324.828
machiavellian (not transparent)59.965729.726
pop (not indie)59.834828.633
👻 (not 🤖)59.770228.939
respectful (not rude)59.697225.937
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.5111522.834
whippersnapper (not sage)59.161632.133
picky (not always down)59.082529.746
leisurely (not hurried)58.946129.753
decorative (not utilitarian)58.943426.827
backdoor (not official)58.781829.627
hipster (not basic)58.348526.030
accepting (not judgemental)58.372030.029
businesslike (not chivalrous)58.376131.550
🎃 (not 💀)58.265533.238
forgiving (not vengeful)57.984425.541
studious (not goof-off)57.9120728.245
works hard (not plays hard)57.8115629.837
angelic (not demonic)57.896924.440
biased (not impartial)57.8126127.140
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.5111327.627
tautology (not oxymoron)57.525128.429
competitive (not cooperative)57.2106532.948
orange (not purple)57.269431.933
complimentary (not insulting)57.189933.336
western (not eastern)56.7124334.433
🐿 (not 🦇)56.795034.940
giggling (not chortling)56.545326.133
still (not twitchy)56.555730.040
😊 (not 🤣)56.2109731.436
strict (not lenient)55.993026.150
honorable (not cunning)55.8103934.549
profound (not ironic)55.873133.537
night owl (not morning lark)55.3107433.343
minimalist (not pack rat)55.390224.232
non-gamer (not gamer)55.3111638.438
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.282931.832
cautious (not impulsive)55.085630.443
metaphorical (not literal)54.847131.743
thin (not thick)54.8108530.434
ambitious (not realistic)54.8110732.253
sane (not crazy)54.783231.131
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.681325.332
demure (not vain)54.582825.733
unassuming (not pretentious)54.467630.636
humble (not arrogant)54.278526.538
captain (not first-mate)54.291536.741
arcane (not mainstream)54.1104128.240
objective (not subjective)54.173430.833
touchy-feely (not distant)53.976526.636
mischievous (not well behaved)53.6107429.948
Greek (not Roman)53.666134.131
paranoid (not naive)53.6117120.731
white knight (not bad boy)53.3111031.941
deliberate (not spontaneous)52.9120131.737
stubborn (not accommodating)52.9147431.658
devout (not heathen)52.8102130.025
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.861727.628
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)52.8136432.734
indulgent (not sober)52.7100130.740
classical (not avant-garde)52.5108829.934
hard-work (not natural-talent)52.5126432.242
communal (not individualist)52.466432.742
emotional (not logical)52.3105526.936
scandalous (not proper)52.098128.840
explorer (not builder)51.9101328.234
concrete (not abstract)51.9114631.243
authoritarian (not democratic)51.882631.833
socialist (not libertarian)51.666830.529
luddite (not technophile)51.5100823.522
confidential (not gossiping)51.5133830.151
normie (not freak)51.585527.766
outlaw (not sheriff)51.498128.536
impatient (not patient)51.1123533.432
pensive (not serene)50.7168927.552
weird (not normal)50.4123328.049
no-nonsense (not dramatic)50.492229.547
statist (not anarchist)50.4106532.835
centrist (not radical)50.685629.338

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Joan Holloway (0.875)
  2. Beth Pearson (0.856)
  3. Angelica Schuyler (0.854)
  4. Gisele Yashar (0.839)
  5. Princess Leia (0.838)
  6. Jadzia Dax (0.837)
  7. Mercedes Jones (0.833)
  8. Nala (0.832)
  9. C. J. Cregg (0.83)
  10. Princess Fiona (0.828)
  1. Kermit (-0.675)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.667)
  3. Stuart Bloom (-0.616)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.593)
  5. Theon Greyjoy (-0.558)
  6. Arturo Roman (-0.521)
  7. Mr. William Collins (-0.519)
  8. Nick Dunne (-0.516)
  9. Barney Gumble (-0.509)
  10. Tommy (-0.505)

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 Donna Paulsen to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Donna Paulsen is described identify as.

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


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