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Michael Scott Descriptive Personality Statistics

Michael Scott is a character from The Office.

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
chatty (not reserved)96.678.0543
impulsive (not cautious)95.868.7604
loud (not quiet)95.8147.5571
dramatic (not no-nonsense)94.51413.1228
goof-off (not studious)94.4411.6189
emotional (not unemotional)94.4189.232
expressive (not stoic)93.71211.9606
interrupting (not attentive)93.6117.662
playful (not shy)93.23610.3563
emotional (not logical)93.0911.6569
whimsical (not rational)93.049.9592
gossiping (not confidential)93.01411.8638
playful (not serious)92.91711.4544
gregarious (not private)92.9410.9606
touchy-feely (not distant)92.9713.132
extrovert (not introvert)92.33712.8592
idealist (not realist)92.3413.1386
spontaneous (not scheduled)92.23814.2611
fantastical (not realistic)92.01118.364
juvenile (not mature)91.82312.0414
exaggerating (not factual)91.82517.067
chaotic (not orderly)91.73612.3586
😜 (not 🤐)91.72613.8175
bold (not shy)91.517613.0572
twitchy (not still)91.41410.979
imaginative (not practical)91.11813.3506
expressive (not monotone)91.15216.133
💃 (not 🧕)90.85115.2293
ADHD (not OCD)90.41419.065
often crying (not never cries)90.11510.426
ludicrous (not sensible)90.02115.8551
social (not reclusive)90.03617.8296
ambitious (not realistic)90.01813.269
zany (not regular)89.82215.8186
head@clouds (not down2earth)89.72417.3559
moody (not stable)89.36112.1620
mischievous (not well behaved)89.312814.3573
instinctual (not reasoned)89.31414.1590
extreme (not moderate)89.38915.9483
oblivious (not alert)89.31416.6198
open-book (not secretive)89.31617.361
flamboyant (not modest)88.75815.1568
involved (not remote)88.71319.2582
frenzied (not sleepy)88.62512.852
spontaneous (not deliberate)88.52418.2561
weird (not normal)87.77115.0550
disorganized (not self-disciplined)87.73417.6553
biased (not impartial)87.73617.6622
bold (not serious)87.44114.4573
long-winded (not concise)87.4616.327
opinionated (not neutral)87.124520.378
lenient (not strict)87.03115.2576
pop (not indie)87.01012.224
clumsy (not coordinated)86.83614.1574
unorthodox (not traditional)86.89719.5406
open (not guarded)86.7819.0566
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.72618.5590
🦄 (not 🐴)86.65419.7183
codependent (not independent)86.22921.0598
exuberant (not subdued)86.27017.670
optimistic (not pessimistic)86.15720.3587
edgy (not politically correct)86.06717.0599
impatient (not patient)85.914519.0253
random (not pointed)85.53422.861
experimental (not reliable)85.45517.258
ironic (not profound)85.3417.354
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.99018.2210
crazy (not sane)84.98316.2206
awkward (not suspicious)84.73419.0522
plays hard (not works hard)84.55318.1556
soulful (not soulless)84.426220.2382
wild (not tame)84.122318.5527
loose (not tight)83.74118.458
gullible (not cynical)83.74223.534
warm (not cold)83.614019.0503
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.621519.9471
scandalous (not proper)83.615418.2516
ignorant (not knowledgeable)83.53820.165
desperate (not high standards)83.34822.681
abstract (not concrete)83.14221.7204
🤣 (not 😊)83.13823.0220
soft (not hard)83.17619.6418
astonishing (not methodical)83.01819.3578
foolish (not wise)82.96918.2594
good-humored (not angry)82.715519.1479
quirky (not predictable)82.76723.626
lover (not fighter)82.68919.082
love-focused (not money-focused)82.433622.331
indulgent (not sober)82.315220.5553
funny (not humorless)82.219123.2544
vulnerable (not armoured)82.23420.4486
pack rat (not minimalist)82.12319.5182
creative (not conventional)81.815722.0600
romantic (not dispassionate)81.722622.166
flirtatious (not prudish)81.720619.439
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.630023.3608
vibrant (not geriatric)81.621619.663
hypochondriac (not stoic)81.42622.620
🎃 (not 💀)81.25527.267
patriotic (not unpatriotic)81.016521.2184
bad-cook (not good-cook)81.07421.449
protagonist (not antagonist)81.029822.531
overspender (not penny-pincher)80.99525.4255
perverted (not clean)80.910819.670
curious (not apathetic)80.916625.0537
soft (not hard)80.711620.1555
cheery (not sorrowful)80.49919.1583
vain (not demure)80.417121.6565
vague (not precise)80.31520.0385
intimate (not formal)80.26422.7302
treasure (not trash)80.151025.3195
important (not irrelevant)80.055824.8313
deranged (not reasonable)80.014221.1180
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.916522.660
unpolished (not eloquent)79.89421.1542
crafty (not scholarly)79.818017.5628
cheesy (not chic)79.712327.536
lewd (not tasteful)79.67923.3565
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.69028.1183
jealous (not compersive)79.514621.9501
English (not German)79.529025.353
multicolored (not monochrome)79.313627.1365
🐒 (not 🐩)79.36725.3194
flimsy (not sturdy)79.23523.065
incompetent (not competent)79.14720.4499
🐿 (not 🦇)79.116525.8189
gendered (not androgynous)79.058225.9228
artistic (not scientific)78.919018.3525
fast-talking (not slow-talking)78.821622.757
loyal (not traitorous)78.671225.6559
arrogant (not humble)78.633223.3620
extraordinary (not mundane)78.436626.0496
anxious (not calm)77.924721.7570
rebellious (not obedient)77.942922.7494
cocky (not timid)77.951023.327
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.928720.4169
sheltered (not street-smart)77.810524.2543
naive (not paranoid)77.86328.435
🤡 (not 👽)77.85628.2202
trusting (not suspicious)77.611428.5576
lustful (not chaste)77.524122.6540
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.519426.050
low-tech (not high-tech)77.316318.8523
freak (not normie)77.221924.762
unprepared (not hoarder)77.14026.0513
😀 (not 😭)77.013228.4232
poetic (not factual)77.08317.546
flower child (not goth)76.935022.325
brave (not careful)76.830822.7568
😎 (not 🧐)76.725629.8198
nerd (not jock)76.643522.8546
dorky (not cool)76.617127.6194
👟 (not 🥾)76.613625.0209
doer (not thinker)76.626728.993
glad (not mad)76.414026.4186
sexual (not asexual)76.447825.258
persistent (not quitter)76.1109729.1183
hypocritical (not equitable)76.118426.2440
awkward (not charming)75.913124.0521
privileged (not oppressed)75.947223.943
Italian (not Swedish)75.916725.439
sunny (not gloomy)75.823819.756
roundabout (not direct)75.73330.6579
variable (not consistent)75.56129.342
sexist (not feminist)75.418624.8235
dog person (not cat person)75.420733.124
extravagant (not thrifty)75.329530.173
messy (not neat)74.921524.3431
competitive (not cooperative)74.949827.6527
indiscreet (not tactful)74.86330.2179
rude (not respectful)74.622721.8586
unobservant (not perceptive)74.64129.680
decorative (not utilitarian)74.411125.5390
avant-garde (not classical)74.212626.5371
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.164426.0544
always down (not picky)74.14128.132
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.020828.4591
lavish (not frugal)73.727924.9526
devoted (not unfaithful)73.792431.633
chivalrous (not businesslike)73.419426.366
disreputable (not prestigious)73.315123.3477
dunce (not genius)73.110624.9623
kind (not cruel)73.071622.7539
hedonist (not monastic)73.016628.9115
sweet (not bitter)72.932224.7524
moist (not dry)72.912025.342
off-key (not musical)72.519430.463
reactive (not proactive)72.513028.931
outsider (not insider)72.422226.4405
flexible (not rigid)72.315527.3480
🐐 (not 🦒)72.316529.9274
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)72.164024.7204
whippersnapper (not sage)71.912927.253
stubborn (not accommodating)71.873128.972
air (not earth)71.66230.456
🥳 (not 🥴)71.513833.6195
cannibal (not vegan)71.532926.760
low IQ (not high IQ)71.37921.4554
joyful (not miserable)71.224626.4197
motivated (not unmotivated)71.2113730.932
slacker (not workaholic)71.115527.1427
🌟 (not 💩)71.180930.3194
leisurely (not hurried)71.016130.4608
luddite (not technophile)70.717225.4478
subjective (not objective)70.48933.5382
trolling (not triggered)70.412131.142
explorer (not builder)70.135026.9574
straight (not queer)70.183226.8245
literary (not mathematical)70.136520.7505
queen (not princess)70.157534.829
happy (not sad)69.821525.4545
existentialist (not nihilist)69.723327.0299
backdoor (not official)69.539028.2528
resistant (not resigned)69.462427.6545
go-getter (not slugabed)69.298928.0157
👻 (not 🤖)68.830132.7175
🤺 (not 🏌)68.871132.1149
epic (not deep)68.823127.756
manicured (not scruffy)68.376524.4605
cringeworthy (not inspiring)68.328828.8438
nonpolitical (not political)68.219629.0528
driven (not unambitious)68.2121527.8507
💝 (not 💔)68.237531.9256
barbaric (not civilized)67.922524.2530
narcissistic (not low self esteem)67.952734.754
tardy (not on-time)67.827429.285
unfixable (not fixable)67.723730.858
autistic (not neurotypical)67.65526.6527
deviant (not average)67.459228.2368
beautiful (not ugly)67.4106025.4428
summer (not winter)67.447733.233
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.315329.1550
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)67.335433.030
circular (not linear)67.018729.245
melee (not ranged)66.713429.238
heroic (not villainous)66.692423.1534
basic (not hipster)66.652531.0557
feisty (not gracious)66.576927.6504
helpless (not resourceful)66.48727.3400
urban (not rural)66.479929.1243
innocent (not worldly)66.319731.0585
spicy (not mild)66.369330.3560
drop out (not valedictorian)66.232627.9194
healthy (not sickly)66.186625.0523
interested (not bored)66.180232.363
oxymoron (not tautology)66.119525.822
physical (not intellectual)66.031924.8553
natural-talent (not hard-work)65.819728.871
not introspective (not introspective)65.717733.8270
fire (not water)65.670733.764
captain (not first-mate)65.258933.2601
folksy (not presidential)65.040532.844
gatherer (not hunter)65.045731.848
master (not apprentice)64.980930.5298
domestic (not industrial)64.931127.9328
short (not tall)64.838019.8582
🤠 (not 🤑)64.865733.6192
yes-man (not contrarian)64.820434.734
active (not slothful)64.7115829.1523
puny (not mighty)64.519526.6584
lost (not enlightened)64.249036.055
obsessed (not aloof)63.967135.8562
giggling (not chortling)63.824434.562
tailor (not blacksmith)63.773329.452
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.653426.8207
insulting (not complimentary)63.348629.0391
anarchist (not statist)63.342429.2257
offended (not chill)63.362433.556
forgiving (not vengeful)63.257831.2555
wholesome (not salacious)62.970233.4174
spiritual (not skeptical)62.823129.3514
trendy (not vintage)62.823231.256
🎩 (not 🧢)62.764036.5207
selfish (not altruistic)62.651330.1558
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.686536.4502
pretentious (not unassuming)62.265935.2188
blissful (not haunted)62.126931.962
rap (not rock)62.110530.724
bright (not depressed)61.952828.3483
theist (not atheist)61.934526.4337
wavering (not resolute)61.716730.7164
white knight (not bad boy)61.675028.029
lazy (not diligent)61.511928.0555
family-first (not work-first)61.364333.9619
interesting (not tiresome)61.1101634.0553
one-faced (not two-faced)61.192537.670
metrosexual (not macho)60.976429.355
submissive (not dominant)60.838530.8592
outlaw (not sheriff)60.867628.1566
shallow (not deep)60.733831.8229
beta (not alpha)60.643733.7478
focused on the present (not focused on the future)60.449532.5580
morning lark (not night owl)60.439030.0381
sporty (not bookish)60.349823.2471
entitled (not grateful)60.364533.864
giving (not receiving)60.084829.024
modern (not historical)59.973426.9356
generalist (not specialist)59.822632.1313
pure (not debased)59.768629.9568
masculine (not feminine)59.689323.3574
pensive (not serene)59.6113831.652
🤔 (not 🤫)59.370435.0154
permanent (not transient)59.268033.1230
racist (not egalitarian)58.819827.9172
theoretical (not empirical)58.622636.0466
communal (not individualist)58.536535.7387
transparent (not machiavellian)58.561834.719
trusting (not charming)58.451132.9545
nurturing (not poisonous)58.490228.6242
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.464734.6254
🥵 (not 🥶)58.470231.260
demanding (not unchallenging)58.4120135.574
prideful (not envious)58.3122533.087
rough (not smooth)58.160128.6473
human (not animalistic)58.0111730.8440
fearmongering (not reassuring)57.953229.633
honorable (not cunning)57.885629.4574
emancipated (not enslaved)57.7105630.5494
philosophical (not real)57.630232.9387
weakass (not badass)57.630833.056
preppy (not punk rock)57.488134.360
noob (not pro)57.330134.1174
vanilla (not kinky)57.268133.0540
comedic (not dramatic)57.238732.267
🏀 (not 🎨)57.255330.872
frank (not sugarcoated)57.2118935.534
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.155530.0448
😇 (not 😈)57.075833.2203
not genocidal (not genocidal)56.9114129.428
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.894432.845
genuine (not sarcastic)56.673934.9588
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.522133.2391
hesitant (not decisive)56.435533.3531
believable (not poorly-written)56.3154234.950
gamer (not non-gamer)56.347734.557
rugged (not refined)55.864226.8540
poor (not rich)55.856720.6530
pacifist (not ferocious)55.654329.8551
angelic (not demonic)55.590026.6540
unlucky (not fortunate)55.476031.4555
slow (not fast)55.333530.7565
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.3107034.2404
🥰 (not 🙃)55.378338.3274
warm (not quarrelsome)55.067330.0520
creepy (not disarming)55.037027.8259
🧗 (not 🛌)55.0101634.0233
fresh (not stinky)54.9112930.8254
loveable (not punchable)54.9102433.862
innocent (not jaded)54.944429.828
arcane (not mainstream)54.785633.3535
generous (not stingy)54.699231.885
everyman (not chosen one)54.662336.439
🐷 (not 🐮)54.544931.9252
analysis (not common sense)54.587726.920
orange (not purple)54.471634.1449
old (not young)54.459921.7567
metaphorical (not literal)54.443737.8515
🐀 (not 🐘)54.469733.7283
📈 (not 📉)54.4113135.4194
radical (not centrist)54.482131.527
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.362431.083
💪 (not 🧠)54.245824.6187
varied (not repetitive)54.147535.0250
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.983528.9538
heathen (not devout)53.867329.9491
liberal (not conservative)53.7104429.8193
relaxed (not tense)53.632132.1561
freelance (not corporate)53.595237.653
Greek (not Roman)53.359633.735
intense (not lighthearted)53.3115038.172
😏 (not 😬)53.192734.8205
libertarian (not socialist)53.093930.4462
stylish (not slovenly)53.0107926.0558
empath (not psychopath)53.0104835.168
muddy (not washed)53.055825.731
repulsive (not attractive)52.837126.0507
close-minded (not open-minded)52.859131.4573
authoritarian (not democratic)52.771231.7508
insecure (not confident)52.347235.4576
French (not Russian)52.3106726.334
rhythmic (not stuttering)52.3126835.350
opinionated (not jealous)52.2137040.425
straightforward (not cryptic)51.9126536.4583
Pepsi (not Coke)51.967038.064
rustic (not cultured)51.859930.823
pronatalist (not child free)51.653536.3492
accepting (not judgemental)51.679533.4373
plastic (not wooden)51.638731.746
western (not eastern)51.5136237.5252
traumatized (not flourishing)51.5115231.744
passive (not assertive)51.443334.0455
simple (not complicated)51.447034.5479
overachiever (not underachiever)51.4137935.056
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.282829.8406
legit (not scrub)51.2135832.1238
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.1113634.942
meek (not bossy)50.949430.2579
thick (not thin)50.865225.7363
overprepared (not efficient)50.837430.660
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.486733.353

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jake Peralta (0.811)
  2. Fez (0.805)
  3. Alan (0.8)
  4. Michael Kelso (0.799)
  5. Donkey (0.794)
  6. Peter Jason Quill (0.781)
  7. Bob Pinciotti (0.78)
  8. Gene Belcher (0.777)
  9. Lorna Morello (0.775)
  10. Craig Pelton (0.772)
  1. Cobra Bubbles (-0.598)
  2. Walter Skinner (-0.593)
  3. Rita (-0.582)
  4. Tom Hagen (-0.582)
  5. Odo (-0.574)
  6. Kimball Cho (-0.568)
  7. Thufir Hawat (-0.567)
  8. Mike Ehrmantraut (-0.562)
  9. Shikamaru Nara (-0.555)
  10. Cedric Daniels (-0.549)

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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