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Michael Kelso Personality Statistics

Michael Kelso is a character from That 70's Show. 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
goof-off (not studious)96.118.8193
impulsive (not cautious)94.6149.6481
playful (not serious)94.4510.0459
playful (not shy)94.3158.4437
plays hard (not works hard)94.229.2425
oblivious (not alert)94.0311.5198
foolish (not wise)93.7411.1468
juvenile (not mature)93.779.7100
spontaneous (not scheduled)93.6209.9458
physical (not intellectual)93.5610.5447
extrovert (not introvert)93.3239.4442
disorganized (not self-disciplined)93.0910.7430
head@clouds (not down2earth)92.9912.4466
loud (not quiet)92.83610.7454
chatty (not reserved)92.53611.0422
chaotic (not orderly)92.3259.4460
💪 (not 🧠)92.2812.1199
lustful (not chaste)92.11213.0451
loose (not tight)91.938.428
dunce (not genius)91.7212.2505
whimsical (not rational)91.51110.5441
mischievous (not well behaved)91.57510.8435
ignorant (not knowledgeable)91.559.544
😜 (not 🤐)91.32513.8191
lenient (not strict)91.2811.5438
young (not old)90.91810.9427
sporty (not bookish)90.92212.2465
social (not reclusive)90.93312.5302
spontaneous (not deliberate)90.81013.5425
tall (not short)90.6319.8433
clumsy (not coordinated)90.61112.6456
drop out (not valedictorian)90.51213.5179
incompetent (not competent)90.4613.2457
low IQ (not high IQ)90.4412.0512
slacker (not workaholic)90.41214.7104
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)89.81514.0208
expressive (not stoic)89.64516.1425
bold (not shy)89.522212.4477
instinctual (not reasoned)89.51313.2442
gregarious (not private)89.51611.5468
unprepared (not hoarder)89.1115.3421
cheery (not sorrowful)89.02012.4423
emotional (not logical)89.02614.1472
ludicrous (not sensible)89.02015.4392
scandalous (not proper)88.94412.1444
sunny (not gloomy)88.83412.736
💃 (not 🧕)88.76615.8278
unobservant (not perceptive)88.7417.952
indulgent (not sober)88.64314.1457
nonpolitical (not political)88.6514.5399
imaginative (not practical)88.32016.5454
vain (not demure)88.15019.5448
joyful (not miserable)87.82615.5198
flamboyant (not modest)87.76913.3425
happy (not sad)87.71212.1460
gossiping (not confidential)87.73917.1511
narcissistic (not low self esteem)87.79618.143
jock (not nerd)87.53816.5429
impatient (not patient)87.49214.6185
beautiful (not ugly)87.324318.5110
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)87.110717.9432
wild (not tame)87.110914.1456
open (not guarded)86.9815.6451
optimistic (not pessimistic)86.84015.8445
funny (not humorless)86.58617.2471
bold (not serious)86.24513.1430
open-book (not secretive)86.22415.243
dramatic (not no-nonsense)86.08320.5182
good-humored (not angry)85.98115.7411
😎 (not 🧐)85.96619.7184
freelance (not corporate)85.810624.048
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)85.76118.1224
messy (not neat)85.35815.2349
unpolished (not eloquent)85.13018.2447
focused on the present (not focused on the future)85.0821.1457
exuberant (not subdued)85.06919.433
arrogant (not humble)84.718718.7445
lost (not enlightened)84.71415.641
lazy (not diligent)84.41016.6483
shallow (not deep)84.23818.9234
privileged (not oppressed)84.220619.052
🤡 (not 👽)84.1922.5185
idealist (not realist)83.85419.9101
😀 (not 😭)83.83722.2208
crafty (not scholarly)83.67613.0494
simple (not complicated)83.3623.7449
astonishing (not methodical)83.21715.4427
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.218020.4439
backdoor (not official)83.28217.6437
🤣 (not 😊)82.93222.6193
spelunker (not claustrophobic)82.52418.525
attractive (not repulsive)82.428321.3456
vague (not precise)82.4819.1351
night owl (not morning lark)81.715518.1351
codependent (not independent)81.75821.2521
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.317025.1460
🐿 (not 🦇)81.38021.4169
artistic (not scientific)81.210615.4401
crazy (not sane)81.112116.9185
folksy (not presidential)81.17621.044
helpless (not resourceful)80.9920.3123
whippersnapper (not sage)80.83722.228
low-tech (not high-tech)80.87919.0429
intimate (not formal)80.84417.0271
experimental (not reliable)80.710323.347
confident (not insecure)80.626524.5461
apprentice (not master)80.64822.3210
zany (not regular)80.613818.3160
selfish (not altruistic)80.517421.9489
sweet (not bitter)80.412418.4436
off-key (not musical)80.44422.837
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.36022.8448
indiscreet (not tactful)80.21824.0172
extreme (not moderate)80.128820.8448
glad (not mad)80.17720.4160
disreputable (not prestigious)80.05619.4384
lewd (not tasteful)79.95722.2426
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.932923.5553
vibrant (not geriatric)79.921321.946
first-mate (not captain)79.616323.0483
modern (not historical)79.512020.9279
flexible (not rigid)79.24922.8439
heathen (not devout)78.97219.1387
variable (not consistent)78.92926.548
relaxed (not tense)78.83325.3445
edgy (not politically correct)78.818915.9452
explorer (not builder)78.511420.0440
😏 (not 😬)78.411327.5171
leisurely (not hurried)78.45927.3490
soft (not hard)78.212719.7107
decorative (not utilitarian)78.05420.895
deranged (not reasonable)77.713520.2196
not introspective (not introspective)77.64027.8292
charming (not trusting)77.114025.0417
stylish (not slovenly)77.128820.9435
lighthearted (not intense)77.16123.847
Italian (not Swedish)76.613225.638
flimsy (not sturdy)76.65523.945
brave (not careful)76.525319.1445
barbaric (not civilized)76.58018.1439
outlaw (not sheriff)76.524722.4431
unorthodox (not traditional)76.523424.492
warm (not cold)76.423121.4435
straight (not queer)76.250025.5178
abstract (not concrete)76.29326.3186
weird (not normal)76.126120.5445
🧢 (not 🎩)75.718431.1170
moody (not stable)75.733220.0449
vulnerable (not armoured)75.69122.5414
soft (not hard)75.515220.8439
healthy (not sickly)75.540623.7393
slow (not fast)75.33727.5401
jealous (not compersive)75.218923.5394
sexist (not feminist)75.115223.9241
🐒 (not 🐩)75.011430.9192
sensitive (not thick-skinned)74.713622.4540
unambitious (not driven)74.71726.0440
multicolored (not monochrome)74.615829.282
self-destructive (not self-improving)74.324229.244
moist (not dry)74.38421.533
rebellious (not obedient)73.940825.6446
English (not German)73.843727.031
straightforward (not cryptic)73.726728.9444
lowbrow (not highbrow)73.57128.8407
hypocritical (not equitable)73.317625.5141
chill (not offended)73.311626.849
competitive (not cooperative)73.244627.6423
feisty (not gracious)73.144222.8489
French (not Russian)73.116928.543
noob (not pro)72.86628.4203
bright (not depressed)72.818824.4418
👟 (not 🥾)72.817229.1174
stuttering (not rhythmic)72.86821.246
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.516623.4109
🦄 (not 🐴)72.417529.6181
wavering (not resolute)72.22923.4150
manicured (not scruffy)71.953927.8519
lavish (not frugal)71.725524.6423
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.719727.1282
curious (not apathetic)71.737028.2402
spicy (not mild)71.742424.1427
charming (not awkward)71.641727.2513
family-first (not work-first)71.530221.8421
avant-garde (not classical)71.514224.783
hedonist (not monastic)71.518128.2103
mainstream (not arcane)71.08226.5420
insider (not outsider)70.911027.9316
rude (not respectful)70.723219.7383
trusting (not suspicious)70.519830.7430
western (not eastern)70.518130.0284
transient (not permanent)70.08325.6163
pack rat (not minimalist)70.014326.4184
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.027831.6199
deviant (not average)69.641525.7313
creative (not conventional)69.134426.4438
submissive (not dominant)68.819327.8475
soulful (not soulless)68.865924.893
gendered (not androgynous)68.587929.3162
trolling (not triggered)68.513027.732
🤔 (not 🤫)68.424333.3164
kind (not cruel)68.364823.2434
sheltered (not street-smart)68.121728.6407
rugged (not refined)67.931825.6470
important (not irrelevant)67.580228.2301
generalist (not specialist)67.46129.276
efficient (not overprepared)67.444124.831
literal (not metaphorical)67.035934.6422
biased (not impartial)66.753731.0420
aloof (not obsessed)66.54533.1410
👻 (not 🤖)66.527232.3184
child free (not pronatalist)66.248230.3380
open-minded (not close-minded)66.142328.9480
🤺 (not 🏌)66.064831.5199
giggling (not chortling)65.916638.330
accepting (not judgemental)65.832428.5322
smooth (not rough)65.731227.2400
disarming (not creepy)65.762625.9168
awkward (not suspicious)65.621626.6396
kinky (not vanilla)65.536429.9454
📉 (not 📈)65.410031.4167
liberal (not conservative)65.449029.6189
animalistic (not human)65.315525.8451
🤠 (not 🤑)65.347933.2183
urban (not rural)65.261627.7280
innocent (not worldly)65.118332.5433
unassuming (not pretentious)64.820435.9208
melee (not ranged)64.716829.740
frenzied (not sleepy)64.578034.742
luddite (not technophile)63.632628.4354
cannibal (not vegan)63.639130.151
scrub (not legit)63.513227.9241
meek (not bossy)63.121228.2426
literary (not mathematical)63.047920.5398
slugabed (not go-getter)62.86931.4173
preppy (not punk rock)62.856630.842
repetitive (not varied)62.744330.1152
🐷 (not 🐮)62.521632.1264
treasure (not trash)62.488229.4221
democratic (not authoritarian)62.245828.1348
autistic (not neurotypical)62.28028.8429
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.168028.4167
flourishing (not traumatized)62.120628.435
🥳 (not 🥴)62.025335.7206
😈 (not 😇)62.043829.1177
anarchist (not statist)61.636028.7246
egalitarian (not racist)61.696124.1169
cunning (not honorable)61.437928.3487
🛌 (not 🧗)61.424532.8295
masculine (not feminine)61.364723.5457
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)61.162932.760
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.947930.6399
extraordinary (not mundane)60.873729.8419
fortunate (not unlucky)60.637331.0462
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)60.624931.4186
real (not philosophical)60.367031.2295
roundabout (not direct)60.217233.5402
involved (not remote)60.280631.9389
🥰 (not 🙃)60.145036.5298
passive (not assertive)60.021429.9402
metrosexual (not macho)60.060530.935
insulting (not complimentary)59.944326.798
subjective (not objective)59.833635.286
unfixable (not fixable)59.831129.540
debased (not pure)59.746830.5486
sheeple (not conspiracist)59.716033.3352
gatherer (not hunter)59.646332.044
circular (not linear)59.535132.739
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.446532.2412
forgiving (not vengeful)59.351029.7417
thin (not thick)58.362432.1322
traitorous (not loyal)58.222829.5464
anxious (not calm)58.163830.9462
🐀 (not 🐘)58.141334.2276
poisonous (not nurturing)58.040025.2142
domestic (not industrial)58.040827.7101
atheist (not theist)57.763727.289
orange (not purple)57.643833.6365
💝 (not 💔)57.552633.3265
punchable (not loveable)57.236924.346
poetic (not factual)57.139929.544
tailor (not blacksmith)56.972932.931
interesting (not tiresome)56.885730.6426
fresh (not stinky)56.780629.9275
warm (not quarrelsome)56.647029.1432
active (not slothful)56.6104231.2448
resistant (not resigned)55.599329.9387
individualist (not communal)55.569933.5109
cool (not dorky)55.565432.6187
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.584930.2201
spiritual (not skeptical)55.427629.7429
heroic (not villainous)55.389622.6453
🌟 (not 💩)55.391533.0180
libertarian (not socialist)55.164832.0334
pacifist (not ferocious)54.542128.4428
beta (not alpha)54.542632.2415
existentialist (not nihilist)54.577028.168
poor (not rich)53.946523.7395
theoretical (not empirical)53.534535.3367
persistent (not quitter)53.3123732.5207
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.363435.5280
hesitant (not decisive)53.032932.0442
🦒 (not 🐐)53.029535.1302
Greek (not Roman)53.050934.640
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.080935.947
puny (not mighty)52.932727.2395
believable (not poorly-written)52.9122129.051
genuine (not sarcastic)52.763833.5394
basic (not hipster)52.083732.7409
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.951534.4319
romantic (not dispassionate)51.492426.247
enslaved (not emancipated)51.232731.3373
demonic (not angelic)50.156426.1402
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)50.264029.9331
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.364033.637
salacious (not wholesome)50.558633.8180

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Joey Tribbiani (0.893)
  2. Jason Mendoza (0.861)
  3. Midge Pinciotti (0.844)
  4. Homer Simpson (0.81)
  5. Michael Scott (0.804)
  1. Odo (-0.706)
  2. Thufir Hawat (-0.705)
  3. Walter Skinner (-0.679)
  4. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.674)
  5. Raymond Holt (-0.652)

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 = 0.41)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.36)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.34)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.17)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.16)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.15)
  8. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.08)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.06)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.03)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.03)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.07)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.12)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.14)
  15. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.18)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.21)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.24)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.28)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.28)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.32)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.35)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.49)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.55)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.61)


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