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Michael Scott 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. 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
chatty (not reserved)96.697.9534
emotional (not unemotional)95.976.814
impulsive (not cautious)95.888.8591
loud (not quiet)95.5158.2563
love-focused (not money-focused)94.3287.016
dramatic (not no-nonsense)94.11713.2229
expressive (not stoic)93.71711.6603
goof-off (not studious)93.7812.6176
interrupting (not attentive)93.6147.853
playful (not shy)93.33010.5564
gregarious (not private)92.9410.7607
gossiping (not confidential)92.91512.0634
whimsical (not rational)92.8410.1594
playful (not serious)92.71511.8550
emotional (not logical)92.6912.2579
extrovert (not introvert)92.33312.6584
idealist (not realist)92.1413.5381
touchy-feely (not distant)92.11015.917
spontaneous (not scheduled)91.93714.8618
juvenile (not mature)91.91911.8402
chaotic (not orderly)91.53512.4582
fantastical (not realistic)91.51019.655
😜 (not 🤐)91.42813.9167
bold (not shy)91.317512.8570
twitchy (not still)91.11711.372
imaginative (not practical)90.91913.8510
exaggerating (not factual)90.34217.860
ludicrous (not sensible)90.22115.2559
💃 (not 🧕)90.25615.5297
open-book (not secretive)90.21017.746
ADHD (not OCD)89.91920.453
zany (not regular)89.92815.7187
head@clouds (not down2earth)89.83017.1564
mischievous (not well behaved)89.512814.0571
social (not reclusive)89.54818.2287
instinctual (not reasoned)89.41614.0593
ambitious (not realistic)89.23013.958
moody (not stable)89.16912.2619
often crying (not never cries)89.1308.99
extreme (not moderate)88.810816.3472
pop (not indie)88.5711.614
flamboyant (not modest)88.46914.9566
involved (not remote)88.42319.7588
oblivious (not alert)88.31718.4192
spontaneous (not deliberate)88.12518.6554
frenzied (not sleepy)88.12912.745
biased (not impartial)87.94817.3633
expressive (not monotone)87.89319.719
disorganized (not self-disciplined)87.73218.0557
opinionated (not neutral)87.621221.266
weird (not normal)87.56815.1545
bold (not serious)87.43914.6574
open (not guarded)86.81319.0569
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.73118.5602
clumsy (not coordinated)86.63814.3583
unorthodox (not traditional)86.610019.2394
lenient (not strict)86.54315.9568
ironic (not profound)86.5215.543
edgy (not politically correct)86.17716.6600
optimistic (not pessimistic)86.05520.1588
🦄 (not 🐴)86.05620.7169
quirky (not predictable)86.04721.613
codependent (not independent)85.93121.3612
impatient (not patient)85.615019.3253
exuberant (not subdued)85.38118.658
ignorant (not knowledgeable)85.03018.058
experimental (not reliable)85.06218.743
awkward (not suspicious)84.83318.9525
random (not pointed)84.63923.952
plays hard (not works hard)84.55518.2552
soulful (not soulless)84.524520.3383
crazy (not sane)84.59316.1196
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.39619.2205
loose (not tight)84.23517.647
lover (not fighter)84.16315.570
warm (not cold)83.712918.9493
wild (not tame)83.522018.6515
scandalous (not proper)83.415218.4518
🎃 (not 💀)83.43825.165
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.321020.2471
protagonist (not antagonist)83.119919.018
soft (not hard)83.07319.7421
abstract (not concrete)83.03922.2189
astonishing (not methodical)82.91719.4573
romantic (not dispassionate)82.918020.847
vulnerable (not armoured)82.73119.7487
🤣 (not 😊)82.74423.1220
foolish (not wise)82.66818.7592
good-humored (not angry)82.614619.1469
indulgent (not sober)82.514820.3558
funny (not humorless)82.217623.0541
pack rat (not minimalist)82.11920.0179
creative (not conventional)81.714621.7587
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.627123.3621
vibrant (not geriatric)81.519418.956
long-winded (not concise)81.54020.011
overspender (not penny-pincher)81.29324.6255
patriotic (not unpatriotic)81.216320.7180
curious (not apathetic)81.115324.8543
naive (not paranoid)81.04628.313
bad-cook (not good-cook)80.98422.441
always down (not picky)80.91621.414
soft (not hard)80.710720.0570
cheesy (not chic)80.610723.314
cheery (not sorrowful)80.59619.0581
intimate (not formal)80.56122.5297
gullible (not cynical)80.57029.215
treasure (not trash)80.442625.1192
vain (not demure)80.418221.4561
vague (not precise)80.31920.4391
deranged (not reasonable)80.013121.3168
unpolished (not eloquent)79.89620.9550
crafty (not scholarly)79.817717.5629
🐒 (not 🐩)79.77725.1193
lewd (not tasteful)79.77423.0579
important (not irrelevant)79.355125.6311
desperate (not high standards)79.37825.165
incompetent (not competent)79.24620.4498
jealous (not compersive)79.114722.3507
fast-talking (not slow-talking)79.120920.448
artistic (not scientific)79.016017.9530
🐿 (not 🦇)79.016026.0184
perverted (not clean)78.912521.162
multicolored (not monochrome)78.912927.7366
arrogant (not humble)78.831923.1631
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.724420.3167
loyal (not traitorous)78.565525.5564
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.418923.149
gendered (not androgynous)78.361026.6218
anxious (not calm)78.222121.6577
sheltered (not street-smart)78.110223.8552
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)78.112029.1188
poetic (not factual)78.16519.140
extraordinary (not mundane)77.934426.4484
rebellious (not obedient)77.840223.2490
reactive (not proactive)77.78129.916
trusting (not suspicious)77.710528.5570
lustful (not chaste)77.723022.3543
unprepared (not hoarder)77.63825.8526
persistent (not quitter)77.696228.2175
cocky (not timid)77.550126.517
low-tech (not high-tech)77.414919.0527
doer (not thinker)77.424228.986
moist (not dry)77.45219.133
freak (not normie)77.221023.657
sexual (not asexual)77.141424.951
flimsy (not sturdy)77.15524.151
brave (not careful)77.027522.4577
🤡 (not 👽)77.05929.0187
👟 (not 🥾)76.712724.7206
😀 (not 😭)76.612928.1210
privileged (not oppressed)76.444324.139
extravagant (not thrifty)76.427128.665
nerd (not jock)76.340022.9548
😎 (not 🧐)76.323330.5177
hypocritical (not equitable)76.215826.0446
unobservant (not perceptive)76.24029.160
devoted (not unfaithful)76.278528.414
sunny (not gloomy)76.120718.343
dorky (not cool)76.017928.3184
awkward (not charming)75.912423.9514
flower child (not goth)75.837525.513
sexist (not feminist)75.517524.7224
English (not German)75.447726.942
trolling (not triggered)75.45829.731
hypochondriac (not stoic)75.39426.412
roundabout (not direct)75.23630.9593
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.229129.437
glad (not mad)75.015127.1178
indiscreet (not tactful)74.96130.1174
Italian (not Swedish)74.819426.431
summer (not winter)74.729628.216
rude (not respectful)74.521421.9594
messy (not neat)74.420724.5439
competitive (not cooperative)74.449428.0531
flirtatious (not prudish)74.234725.417
hedonist (not monastic)74.114328.0112
lavish (not frugal)74.026424.7535
decorative (not utilitarian)73.910226.1388
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.960426.1546
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.721228.5604
avant-garde (not classical)73.612726.9365
disreputable (not prestigious)73.414423.0479
dunce (not genius)73.410024.7630
air (not earth)73.04529.347
variable (not consistent)72.99531.934
chivalrous (not businesslike)72.920327.558
kind (not cruel)72.866122.6535
dog person (not cat person)72.825936.512
outsider (not insider)72.721126.2413
🐐 (not 🦒)72.616029.7270
sweet (not bitter)72.231024.7527
off-key (not musical)71.620131.551
gatherer (not hunter)71.529128.340
stubborn (not accommodating)71.569229.465
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.460425.2198
flexible (not rigid)71.315327.7487
low IQ (not high IQ)71.17621.3554
slacker (not workaholic)71.014827.1428
joyful (not miserable)70.921826.5197
motivated (not unmotivated)70.8103133.118
🥳 (not 🥴)70.614134.2190
leisurely (not hurried)70.517130.8612
subjective (not objective)70.59333.4386
luddite (not technophile)70.418125.7485
fire (not water)70.452931.455
straight (not queer)70.380826.3239
whippersnapper (not sage)70.119428.246
literary (not mathematical)70.030720.8496
backdoor (not official)69.935928.1531
🌟 (not 💩)69.974830.7183
epic (not deep)69.821027.252
rap (not rock)69.86324.013
explorer (not builder)69.632427.0579
resistant (not resigned)69.658027.5555
existentialist (not nihilist)69.522826.9299
go-getter (not slugabed)69.589527.9155
👻 (not 🤖)69.524332.3172
circular (not linear)69.513030.631
happy (not sad)69.420525.4540
🤺 (not 🏌)69.066332.0150
manicured (not scruffy)68.770824.1608
cannibal (not vegan)68.736227.748
nonpolitical (not political)68.618029.0530
tardy (not on-time)68.625228.776
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.450536.741
melee (not ranged)68.212428.931
autistic (not neurotypical)68.15226.0527
beautiful (not ugly)68.093324.9428
cringeworthy (not inspiring)67.928228.9439
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.815028.8560
💝 (not 💔)67.834932.6245
barbaric (not civilized)67.622023.8535
oxymoron (not tautology)67.622628.912
driven (not unambitious)67.5113227.8506
interested (not bored)67.264331.548
basic (not hipster)67.149330.5560
innocent (not worldly)66.718730.5585
tailor (not blacksmith)66.659127.447
deviant (not average)66.657128.7361
drop out (not valedictorian)66.431228.1191
heroic (not villainous)66.483823.0526
feisty (not gracious)66.472227.6508
healthy (not sickly)66.378824.8526
helpless (not resourceful)66.38027.4400
urban (not rural)66.273629.2241
unfixable (not fixable)66.225130.846
yes-man (not contrarian)66.220534.422
physical (not intellectual)66.030324.5558
not introspective (not introspective)66.016733.6275
🤠 (not 🤑)65.756332.8192
spicy (not mild)65.666030.3550
natural-talent (not hard-work)65.519226.861
short (not tall)65.234619.8581
folksy (not presidential)65.238032.843
active (not slothful)64.9105029.1536
captain (not first-mate)64.854933.4607
master (not apprentice)64.576430.8301
queen (not princess)64.468338.813
domestic (not industrial)64.428428.1316
puny (not mighty)64.318326.6589
obsessed (not aloof)63.962735.8561
selfish (not altruistic)63.747229.4554
trendy (not vintage)63.720628.843
anarchist (not statist)63.439529.3255
lost (not enlightened)63.448335.344
insulting (not complimentary)63.046129.1395
theist (not atheist)62.830825.8338
🎩 (not 🧢)62.859036.3198
forgiving (not vengeful)62.752431.2566
spiritual (not skeptical)62.520729.2512
cultured (not rustic)62.568727.511
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.481836.2507
wholesome (not salacious)62.364133.2171
pretentious (not unassuming)62.261835.4186
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)62.252627.5202
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.889926.515
lazy (not diligent)61.710828.2564
bright (not depressed)61.451628.2490
wavering (not resolute)61.116931.4160
giggling (not chortling)61.128434.855
offended (not chill)61.064234.846
interesting (not tiresome)60.992634.1554
blissful (not haunted)60.827132.952
one-faced (not two-faced)60.882838.470
submissive (not dominant)60.735630.6594
focused on the present (not focused on the future)60.746832.4588
outlaw (not sheriff)60.761028.2577
shallow (not deep)60.733431.7228
entitled (not grateful)60.660132.957
beta (not alpha)60.441333.6478
family-first (not work-first)60.460134.4627
frank (not sugarcoated)60.398236.215
sporty (not bookish)60.246122.9468
pensive (not serene)60.1105532.643
morning lark (not night owl)60.037330.0377
modern (not historical)60.067527.0355
pure (not debased)59.862429.9576
permanent (not transient)59.863432.7229
🤔 (not 🤫)59.864334.9152
metrosexual (not macho)59.773130.150
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)59.780032.834
generalist (not specialist)59.623432.2312
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.645732.518
masculine (not feminine)59.382123.1563
theoretical (not empirical)59.220335.8473
racist (not egalitarian)59.218327.9174
demanding (not unchallenging)59.2109436.161
Greek (not Roman)58.829831.531
trusting (not charming)58.746632.7537
transparent (not machiavellian)58.757036.810
nurturing (not poisonous)58.681428.4233
🥵 (not 🥶)58.460529.752
fearmongering (not reassuring)58.451033.118
noob (not pro)58.326533.3159
honorable (not cunning)58.275529.6581
human (not animalistic)58.1101731.0447
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.160534.7252
believable (not poorly-written)58.1135233.540
emancipated (not enslaved)57.797630.4501
communal (not individualist)57.736036.1394
rough (not smooth)57.657128.8476
genuine (not sarcastic)57.465535.0577
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.351429.8451
philosophical (not real)57.328032.8395
comedic (not dramatic)57.334331.659
vanilla (not kinky)57.061232.9546
white knight (not bad boy)56.979728.917
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.523033.2389
preppy (not punk rock)56.581735.851
hesitant (not decisive)56.233133.2534
everyman (not chosen one)56.155137.317
😇 (not 😈)56.071432.9189
centrist (not radical)56.051633.514
poor (not rich)55.951120.7534
pacifist (not ferocious)55.847929.8562
generous (not stingy)55.785431.871
📈 (not 📉)55.697435.3182
giving (not receiving)55.687329.816
rugged (not refined)55.560326.6538
creepy (not disarming)55.434027.9267
fresh (not stinky)55.3102330.8252
angelic (not demonic)55.282526.6546
prideful (not envious)55.2120433.180
unlucky (not fortunate)55.169931.5550
French (not Russian)55.186428.927
warm (not quarrelsome)55.060930.0527
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.099134.3408
slow (not fast)54.932230.6573
weakass (not badass)54.835033.652
🏀 (not 🎨)54.754931.464
varied (not repetitive)54.641534.8246
orange (not purple)54.564833.7450
arcane (not mainstream)54.580033.6541
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.5110435.042
old (not young)54.457021.6567
🐷 (not 🐮)54.345331.8243
🧗 (not 🛌)54.295534.1238
muddy (not washed)54.151224.311
metaphorical (not literal)54.040937.7507
💪 (not 🧠)53.845524.8183
🐀 (not 🐘)53.765333.4280
opinionated (not jealous)53.7118138.915
common sense (not analysis)53.751824.111
liberal (not conservative)53.695230.2182
😏 (not 😬)53.581734.4192
loveable (not punchable)53.594933.954
intense (not lighthearted)53.5104938.158
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.478828.8542
libertarian (not socialist)53.388830.8473
heathen (not devout)53.264329.9497
close-minded (not open-minded)53.253431.4576
relaxed (not tense)53.130132.1560
stylish (not slovenly)53.197325.9560
gamer (not non-gamer)53.151935.148
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.162330.771
authoritarian (not democratic)53.065831.5504
🥰 (not 🙃)53.075738.4268
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.072734.042
repulsive (not attractive)52.835126.0511
empath (not psychopath)52.894035.265
insecure (not confident)52.641435.3577
straightforward (not cryptic)52.3114936.3595
overprepared (not efficient)52.131230.554
Pepsi (not Coke)51.960238.151
simple (not complicated)51.744834.3488
pronatalist (not child free)51.549836.2496
passive (not assertive)51.540533.9458
eastern (not western)51.431137.3243
thick (not thin)51.360625.9359
corporate (not freelance)51.365938.143
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.175129.8411
innocent (not jaded)51.150926.715
accepting (not judgemental)51.073633.3371
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.0105033.834
scrub (not legit)50.135832.1240
flourishing (not traumatized)50.253430.940
underachiever (not overachiever)50.733036.051
wooden (not plastic)50.7119932.839
meek (not bossy)50.645930.3584

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 (0.81)
  2. Fez (0.802)
  3. Michael Kelso (0.799)
  4. Alan (0.795)
  5. Donkey (0.793)
  6. Peter Jason Quill (0.776)
  7. Bob Pinciotti (0.775)
  8. Gene Belcher (0.773)
  9. Lorna Morello (0.767)
  10. Tom Haverford (0.764)
  1. Cobra Bubbles (-0.594)
  2. Walter Skinner (-0.576)
  3. Rita (-0.572)
  4. Tom Hagen (-0.566)
  5. Odo (-0.565)
  6. Kimball Cho (-0.565)
  7. Mike Ehrmantraut (-0.556)
  8. Thufir Hawat (-0.545)
  9. Cedric Daniels (-0.543)
  10. Ash (-0.536)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.03)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.01)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.01)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.08)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.09)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.14)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.17)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.2)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.26)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.29)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.34)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.35)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.37)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.39)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.4)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.4)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.4)
  18. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.42)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.44)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.46)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.48)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.58)
  23. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.58)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.64)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.64)

Notes

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