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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
sexual (not asexual)96.6118.559
goof-off (not studious)96.028.7212
impulsive (not cautious)94.7139.6481
playful (not serious)94.579.9475
playful (not shy)94.5187.5440
plays hard (not works hard)94.039.4433
spontaneous (not scheduled)93.7219.9477
oblivious (not alert)93.6312.1214
extrovert (not introvert)93.5209.4446
physical (not intellectual)93.4810.6444
foolish (not wise)93.4211.2481
ADHD (not OCD)93.448.261
juvenile (not mature)93.31011.8117
disorganized (not self-disciplined)93.1910.8430
loud (not quiet)93.14710.5470
flirtatious (not prudish)93.1218.435
head@clouds (not down2earth)93.0612.3464
💪 (not 🧠)92.6711.9224
gullible (not cynical)92.4516.636
chatty (not reserved)92.34811.1430
😜 (not 🤐)92.12212.3208
chaotic (not orderly)92.0309.6470
lustful (not chaste)91.71313.5455
mischievous (not well behaved)91.66910.8443
lenient (not strict)91.4911.8445
dunce (not genius)91.3313.1510
whimsical (not rational)91.3910.6440
ignorant (not knowledgeable)91.379.761
young (not old)91.02710.8427
sporty (not bookish)91.02111.9458
spontaneous (not deliberate)90.71213.3428
tall (not short)90.63410.1439
social (not reclusive)90.63112.6326
clumsy (not coordinated)90.61612.4463
low IQ (not high IQ)90.3312.2518
slacker (not workaholic)90.31514.9114
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)90.3912.1212
sunny (not gloomy)90.12812.144
incompetent (not competent)90.1714.1460
drop out (not valedictorian)90.01414.3193
bold (not shy)89.724912.4481
interrupting (not attentive)89.73613.164
instinctual (not reasoned)89.61413.0438
doer (not thinker)89.61516.657
loose (not tight)89.5413.645
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.47016.157
gregarious (not private)89.31511.5471
unprepared (not hoarder)89.3114.9417
scandalous (not proper)89.14811.9452
💃 (not 🧕)89.17415.6283
expressive (not stoic)89.16016.4429
tardy (not on-time)88.92216.385
cheery (not sorrowful)88.72712.9426
emotional (not logical)88.62914.5482
indulgent (not sober)88.65014.2457
nonpolitical (not political)88.6414.4408
ludicrous (not sensible)88.52715.9405
imaginative (not practical)88.32616.5455
unobservant (not perceptive)88.3319.661
cocky (not timid)88.317018.728
vain (not demure)88.15319.3446
beautiful (not ugly)88.028418.1124
random (not pointed)87.92317.765
flamboyant (not modest)87.87213.2436
jock (not nerd)87.64316.4437
happy (not sad)87.62012.1463
impatient (not patient)87.610214.6192
gossiping (not confidential)87.44617.4524
wild (not tame)87.312314.1462
joyful (not miserable)87.33215.7208
twitchy (not still)87.05117.375
open (not guarded)86.6915.9457
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)86.612718.6437
funny (not humorless)86.510017.5475
optimistic (not pessimistic)86.55416.0447
exaggerating (not factual)86.58318.771
bold (not serious)86.35313.3436
perverted (not clean)86.25515.964
summer (not winter)85.88117.828
good-humored (not angry)85.79415.8411
😎 (not 🧐)85.77620.4192
dramatic (not no-nonsense)85.510921.6188
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)85.57818.7229
messy (not neat)85.47115.2356
lost (not enlightened)85.41315.154
open-book (not secretive)85.33115.461
unpolished (not eloquent)85.23518.2446
flower child (not goth)85.113220.029
focused on the present (not focused on the future)85.0820.9463
freelance (not corporate)84.914524.352
shallow (not deep)84.83418.8244
arrogant (not humble)84.621018.7445
fantastical (not realistic)84.67716.265
😀 (not 😭)84.43821.7222
lazy (not diligent)84.31216.4498
underachiever (not overachiever)84.31622.657
🤡 (not 👽)84.0822.1195
crafty (not scholarly)83.77412.9500
privileged (not oppressed)83.425117.865
astonishing (not methodical)83.21315.4433
idealist (not realist)83.26121.2117
backdoor (not official)83.09417.6440
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.823220.8438
simple (not complicated)82.8824.3454
🤣 (not 😊)82.63822.6208
attractive (not repulsive)82.435021.2462
folksy (not presidential)82.36420.053
expressive (not monotone)82.219922.325
vague (not precise)82.2819.4360
🏀 (not 🎨)82.212123.166
night owl (not morning lark)81.917817.8357
codependent (not independent)81.86221.1524
🐿 (not 🦇)81.89021.1178
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.617425.0452
helpless (not resourceful)81.2820.7139
artistic (not scientific)81.211715.9413
exuberant (not subdued)81.214224.442
crazy (not sane)81.015217.1198
zany (not regular)81.015917.8172
epic (not deep)81.03514.764
intimate (not formal)80.94417.6273
lover (not fighter)80.910718.071
air (not earth)80.71624.857
confident (not insecure)80.730524.7473
vibrant (not geriatric)80.622520.356
low-tech (not high-tech)80.69118.8428
apprentice (not master)80.56522.5216
sweet (not bitter)80.415818.3437
indiscreet (not tactful)80.42723.9176
ambitious (not realistic)80.418521.376
blissful (not haunted)80.33519.471
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.26822.7446
selfish (not altruistic)80.220821.9504
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.137323.2554
whippersnapper (not sage)80.13323.340
extreme (not moderate)80.133320.8451
first-mate (not captain)80.118523.0477
disreputable (not prestigious)80.15919.1386
bad-cook (not good-cook)80.08918.754
spelunker (not claustrophobic)79.95319.531
glad (not mad)79.78421.0175
ironic (not profound)79.72518.545
😏 (not 😬)79.611626.7181
relaxed (not tense)79.53524.7442
flexible (not rigid)79.55222.5442
lewd (not tasteful)79.28123.0429
modern (not historical)79.214521.2281
heathen (not devout)79.17919.2384
edgy (not politically correct)79.022416.2469
experimental (not reliable)78.514925.856
explorer (not builder)78.213720.4439
soft (not hard)78.114619.0122
off-key (not musical)78.18523.750
deranged (not reasonable)78.016819.9209
not introspective (not introspective)77.84027.8303
leisurely (not hurried)77.67427.7495
hypochondriac (not stoic)77.66420.420
English (not German)77.536126.345
transparent (not machiavellian)77.56328.924
charming (not trusting)77.416124.8423
stylish (not slovenly)77.233021.0438
🥵 (not 🥶)77.29023.349
naive (not paranoid)77.16229.333
lighthearted (not intense)77.17423.861
unorthodox (not traditional)76.927923.0110
barbaric (not civilized)76.89417.7445
variable (not consistent)76.84726.754
brave (not careful)76.629119.0451
chivalrous (not businesslike)76.611420.179
weird (not normal)76.429220.6449
desperate (not high standards)76.410924.561
warm (not cold)76.428721.2438
outlaw (not sheriff)76.330122.3440
🐒 (not 🐩)76.310129.8197
flimsy (not sturdy)76.36225.757
receiving (not giving)76.120422.727
abstract (not concrete)76.010626.2205
soft (not hard)75.818220.6436
rock (not rap)75.847427.233
reactive (not proactive)75.78028.433
vulnerable (not armoured)75.710122.1418
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.724526.355
common sense (not analysis)75.72528.724
moody (not stable)75.341620.3445
slow (not fast)75.34727.5405
decorative (not utilitarian)75.29722.9103
unambitious (not driven)75.11525.7433
moist (not dry)75.18420.938
dog person (not cat person)75.120431.134
sensitive (not thick-skinned)74.916922.4539
jealous (not compersive)74.922023.8389
healthy (not sickly)74.849324.3405
🧢 (not 🎩)74.823631.9178
straight (not queer)74.662726.6182
entitled (not grateful)74.433025.449
rebellious (not obedient)74.347925.3452
love-focused (not money-focused)74.155627.820
sexist (not feminist)74.119124.3253
natural-talent (not hard-work)74.16720.564
oxymoron (not tautology)74.14825.521
🎃 (not 💀)73.917031.257
plastic (not wooden)73.95927.757
multicolored (not monochrome)73.521130.392
👟 (not 🥾)73.519628.5174
hypocritical (not equitable)73.421625.4153
competitive (not cooperative)73.452027.5425
noob (not pro)73.46728.7218
bright (not depressed)73.220624.0403
straightforward (not cryptic)73.234129.3455
emotional (not unemotional)72.954726.927
touchy-feely (not distant)72.820427.438
🦄 (not 🐴)72.820829.2189
lowbrow (not highbrow)72.68529.2410
feisty (not gracious)72.653223.2500
French (not Russian)72.519326.956
charming (not awkward)72.447926.7512
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.221223.6120
curious (not apathetic)72.142227.8408
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.921827.2286
spicy (not mild)71.848724.0423
family-first (not work-first)71.836121.7427
manicured (not scruffy)71.764227.7514
always down (not picky)71.76626.824
avant-garde (not classical)71.516324.596
wavering (not resolute)71.54323.7156
lavish (not frugal)71.330824.7421
hedonist (not monastic)71.221828.9107
western (not eastern)70.922129.8286
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.765532.822
mainstream (not arcane)70.611726.6413
insider (not outsider)70.413428.6324
rude (not respectful)70.327920.1388
chill (not offended)70.316727.956
soulful (not soulless)70.174724.895
stuttering (not rhythmic)70.111125.159
princess (not queen)69.918134.026
exhibitionist (not bashful)69.843231.749
trolling (not triggered)69.612128.042
pack rat (not minimalist)69.616926.6197
trusting (not suspicious)69.524631.3437
deviant (not average)69.449826.1316
cheesy (not chic)69.434926.831
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.333432.2205
unchallenging (not demanding)69.29529.078
creative (not conventional)69.239226.6435
🤔 (not 🤫)69.123232.7172
transient (not permanent)69.111126.2169
kind (not cruel)68.577123.2440
unfaithful (not devoted)68.410534.625
Italian (not Swedish)68.332330.855
submissive (not dominant)68.223928.1468
long-winded (not concise)68.220028.427
comedic (not dramatic)68.017630.963
rugged (not refined)67.836725.9472
gendered (not androgynous)67.8106529.7169
sheltered (not street-smart)67.525828.9402
giggling (not chortling)67.416237.136
prideful (not envious)67.372729.887
disarming (not creepy)67.269625.9182
important (not irrelevant)67.296428.2304
biased (not impartial)67.160330.8416
literal (not metaphorical)67.043634.6422
👻 (not 🤖)67.031132.5197
aloof (not obsessed)66.45333.3413
open-minded (not close-minded)66.250328.8481
child free (not pronatalist)66.155930.2384
generalist (not specialist)66.08429.985
🤺 (not 🏌)65.976031.8211
kinky (not vanilla)65.843329.7457
everyman (not chosen one)65.829628.437
unassuming (not pretentious)65.721535.7225
yes-man (not contrarian)65.717931.524
accepting (not judgemental)65.540328.9327
liberal (not conservative)65.557429.1196
efficient (not overprepared)65.561526.235
stubborn (not accommodating)65.586832.285
smooth (not rough)65.336627.6403
protagonist (not antagonist)65.382128.426
melee (not ranged)65.215328.943
animalistic (not human)65.018625.8452
awkward (not suspicious)64.926827.0393
often crying (not never cries)64.736725.826
innocent (not worldly)64.520832.8442
urban (not rural)64.579727.7284
trendy (not vintage)64.419130.254
repetitive (not varied)64.345929.4160
cannibal (not vegan)64.347429.555
📉 (not 📈)63.912432.1176
extravagant (not thrifty)63.946330.859
🤠 (not 🤑)63.862133.7203
luddite (not technophile)63.734728.4353
meek (not bossy)63.624528.3430
flourishing (not traumatized)63.520727.040
stingy (not generous)63.537031.565
slugabed (not go-getter)63.37631.0184
literary (not mathematical)63.256620.6393
unmotivated (not motivated)63.16027.334
scrub (not legit)63.016428.0238
autistic (not neurotypical)62.79028.5424
treasure (not trash)62.7104829.5233
🥳 (not 🥴)62.727735.8212
😈 (not 😇)62.652729.2184
frenzied (not sleepy)62.4105434.748
democratic (not authoritarian)62.254828.0363
circular (not linear)62.030932.859
egalitarian (not racist)61.9115423.8175
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)61.927931.1205
Coke (not Pepsi)61.926333.972
masculine (not feminine)61.877423.8466
cunning (not honorable)61.643928.3496
🐷 (not 🐮)61.626532.4279
weakass (not badass)61.624125.764
preppy (not punk rock)61.570230.251
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.485728.5176
bad boy (not white knight)61.345129.347
quirky (not predictable)61.349033.821
anarchist (not statist)61.245329.1255
extraordinary (not mundane)60.987729.9422
atheist (not theist)60.867726.999
🛌 (not 🧗)60.731532.7300
gamer (not non-gamer)60.637034.260
involved (not remote)60.596431.9390
roundabout (not direct)60.420933.3405
sheeple (not conspiracist)60.417133.0348
rustic (not cultured)60.435934.033
fortunate (not unlucky)60.344031.2464
passive (not assertive)60.124730.0408
🥰 (not 🙃)60.155836.5305
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.960230.9403
forgiving (not vengeful)59.759829.8403
real (not philosophical)59.682731.3288
jealous (not opinionated)59.616330.127
debased (not pure)59.456030.4495
subjective (not objective)59.339434.294
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)59.280132.362
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.058632.2413
poetic (not factual)59.043029.158
insulting (not complimentary)58.755226.9105
traitorous (not loyal)58.527129.5457
thin (not thick)58.175331.9314
anxious (not calm)58.078630.7460
💝 (not 💔)57.862933.7291
domestic (not industrial)57.649327.4116
🐀 (not 🐘)57.652934.4278
orange (not purple)57.553633.9369
poisonous (not nurturing)57.449126.0152
interesting (not tiresome)57.2104030.6425
metrosexual (not macho)57.181631.045
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.058833.344
tailor (not blacksmith)57.084832.235
warm (not quarrelsome)56.755929.1443
gatherer (not hunter)56.459532.357
cool (not dorky)56.376232.4183
fresh (not stinky)56.399630.1283
active (not slothful)56.0126631.3448
unfixable (not fixable)55.745729.450
heroic (not villainous)55.6108222.9458
individualist (not communal)55.684634.1117
🌟 (not 💩)55.4111133.0192
resistant (not resigned)55.2120030.1378
fire (not water)55.290236.360
pop (not indie)55.241833.339
spiritual (not skeptical)54.932429.7437
beta (not alpha)54.951832.3423
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.9103530.3211
existentialist (not nihilist)54.892527.872
libertarian (not socialist)54.678432.3331
punchable (not loveable)54.649625.155
radical (not centrist)54.575628.333
pacifist (not ferocious)54.250228.3432
romantic (not dispassionate)54.1105628.370
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.096535.069
opinionated (not neutral)54.0136634.279
frank (not sugarcoated)53.8117234.334
poor (not rich)53.755123.6403
Greek (not Roman)53.655234.648
hesitant (not decisive)53.538532.1435
theoretical (not empirical)53.442235.4365
persistent (not quitter)53.2149632.5215
puny (not mighty)53.139727.2398
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.175035.2281
washed (not muddy)53.194330.126
🦒 (not 🐐)53.033935.2307
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)53.083828.962
freak (not normie)53.082731.774
genuine (not sarcastic)52.976633.6402
interested (not bored)52.5117333.658
innocent (not jaded)52.345835.749
basic (not hipster)51.7100432.7408
one-faced (not two-faced)51.7102536.071
angelic (not demonic)51.690226.5408
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)51.495433.429
enslaved (not emancipated)51.238731.3372
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.274134.4322
salacious (not wholesome)51.166934.1184
reassuring (not fearmongering)50.194835.128
pensive (not serene)50.3139531.759
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)50.676829.8332
poorly-written (not believable)50.68829.867
psychopath (not empath)50.661129.164

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 (0.889)
  2. Luke Dunphy (0.846)
  3. Jason Mendoza (0.846)
  4. Midge Pinciotti (0.831)
  5. Homer Simpson (0.812)
  6. Michael Scott (0.799)
  7. Peter Jason Quill (0.787)
  8. Bob Pinciotti (0.779)
  9. Officer Slater (0.778)
  10. Penny (0.772)
  1. Thufir Hawat (-0.704)
  2. Odo (-0.694)
  3. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.661)
  4. Walter Skinner (-0.658)
  5. Alex Dunphy (-0.656)
  6. Raymond Holt (-0.651)
  7. Inspector Kido (-0.651)
  8. Cobra Bubbles (-0.639)
  9. Claire (-0.636)
  10. Aaron Hotchner (-0.636)

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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