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Michael Scott Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
main character (not side character)98.8153.529
chatty (not reserved)96.6108.0546
impulsive (not cautious)95.868.7605
loud (not quiet)95.7177.5575
dramatic (not no-nonsense)94.61113.1229
goof-off (not studious)94.4511.5193
expressive (not stoic)93.71011.8608
playful (not shy)93.33910.3565
emotional (not logical)93.01011.6572
whimsical (not rational)93.059.8594
gossiping (not confidential)93.01211.8640
interrupting (not attentive)93.0119.264
playful (not serious)92.92211.4546
gregarious (not private)92.9310.9610
emotional (not unemotional)92.72515.038
touchy-feely (not distant)92.7913.236
idealist (not realist)92.4613.0393
spontaneous (not scheduled)92.34314.2613
extrovert (not introvert)92.33812.8593
exaggerating (not factual)92.02616.770
juvenile (not mature)91.81912.0417
fantastical (not realistic)91.81317.869
chaotic (not orderly)91.73812.3590
bold (not shy)91.518213.0574
😜 (not 🤐)91.54313.8181
twitchy (not still)91.51510.988
imaginative (not practical)91.12113.3508
expressive (not monotone)91.16215.239
ambitious (not realistic)90.62213.074
ADHD (not OCD)90.61518.966
💃 (not 🧕)90.56416.0296
ludicrous (not sensible)90.01815.8552
social (not reclusive)90.04317.8297
head@clouds (not down2earth)89.82617.3562
zany (not regular)89.82315.7189
instinctual (not reasoned)89.41214.1592
extreme (not moderate)89.49115.8485
moody (not stable)89.46512.1622
mischievous (not well behaved)89.214614.2576
oblivious (not alert)89.11916.6202
often crying (not never cries)89.12210.433
frenzied (not sleepy)88.92112.654
flamboyant (not modest)88.76215.1572
involved (not remote)88.61619.3585
spontaneous (not deliberate)88.53018.2564
open-book (not secretive)88.52017.364
pop (not indie)88.1711.332
weird (not normal)87.87615.0552
biased (not impartial)87.74217.5623
disorganized (not self-disciplined)87.63717.9557
opinionated (not neutral)87.625420.082
bold (not serious)87.54214.4575
lenient (not strict)87.03615.2582
long-winded (not concise)86.9615.937
clumsy (not coordinated)86.84014.1576
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.72718.5592
open (not guarded)86.61219.2571
unorthodox (not traditional)86.610719.9409
🦄 (not 🐴)86.66319.6184
exuberant (not subdued)86.37517.372
codependent (not independent)86.23121.0601
optimistic (not pessimistic)86.16720.2591
random (not pointed)86.03222.365
edgy (not politically correct)85.97417.0601
impatient (not patient)85.915318.9257
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.010118.1213
crazy (not sane)84.99216.1207
awkward (not suspicious)84.73719.0522
plays hard (not works hard)84.45818.1557
soulful (not soulless)84.231620.2385
experimental (not reliable)84.27818.262
gullible (not cynical)84.24522.438
quirky (not predictable)84.26722.131
wild (not tame)84.124918.4531
loose (not tight)83.84518.260
ironic (not profound)83.8619.856
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.723519.8476
warm (not cold)83.616319.0504
scandalous (not proper)83.616818.2518
desperate (not high standards)83.64622.185
ignorant (not knowledgeable)83.44219.868
🤣 (not 😊)83.43822.8226
hypochondriac (not stoic)83.42021.125
abstract (not concrete)83.24421.7205
astonishing (not methodical)83.11919.3580
soft (not hard)83.19119.5420
foolish (not wise)82.87118.4596
good-humored (not angry)82.717919.1479
lover (not fighter)82.410019.785
indulgent (not sober)82.315620.5554
romantic (not dispassionate)82.323221.971
funny (not humorless)82.221523.2547
vulnerable (not armoured)82.14320.5492
pack rat (not minimalist)82.12319.5182
vibrant (not geriatric)82.023319.367
love-focused (not money-focused)82.039525.336
creative (not conventional)81.917521.9604
🎃 (not 💀)81.95426.970
flirtatious (not prudish)81.821319.043
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.634523.3608
curious (not apathetic)81.019824.9540
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.819121.2185
overspender (not penny-pincher)80.810325.3258
soft (not hard)80.712920.2562
perverted (not clean)80.711519.571
cheery (not sorrowful)80.511819.1586
vain (not demure)80.517621.6568
bad-cook (not good-cook)80.59121.252
intimate (not formal)80.47022.6304
flimsy (not sturdy)80.32922.869
vague (not precise)80.21620.0390
treasure (not trash)80.157825.2197
cheesy (not chic)80.112426.340
important (not irrelevant)80.065524.8316
deranged (not reasonable)80.015721.1180
crafty (not scholarly)79.919417.5630
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.810928.0186
unpolished (not eloquent)79.810021.1542
protagonist (not antagonist)79.742122.538
lewd (not tasteful)79.68023.2572
jealous (not compersive)79.616121.9504
🐒 (not 🐩)79.67525.3196
English (not German)79.533125.757
multicolored (not monochrome)79.415227.1366
incompetent (not competent)79.24720.3504
gendered (not androgynous)79.166025.8231
🐿 (not 🦇)79.019425.9192
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.019524.363
artistic (not scientific)78.921818.3528
naive (not paranoid)78.86128.342
loyal (not traitorous)78.683525.6559
arrogant (not humble)78.637123.4622
flower child (not goth)78.633821.037
extraordinary (not mundane)78.541526.0497
cocky (not timid)78.456022.931
🤡 (not 👽)78.35927.9208
fast-talking (not slow-talking)78.326422.858
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.131920.4171
anxious (not calm)78.126121.7574
rebellious (not obedient)78.047822.7500
sheltered (not street-smart)77.811624.2545
freak (not normie)77.822724.466
trusting (not suspicious)77.612928.5577
lustful (not chaste)77.625622.6541
unprepared (not hoarder)77.33626.0516
poetic (not factual)77.29017.248
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.222626.255
low-tech (not high-tech)77.118919.1525
sexual (not asexual)77.050824.961
brave (not careful)76.836122.6569
😎 (not 🧐)76.830029.7199
😀 (not 😭)76.815628.6235
nerd (not jock)76.747822.8548
glad (not mad)76.515726.4187
dorky (not cool)76.418828.0196
👟 (not 🥾)76.416125.4211
sunny (not gloomy)76.227319.857
persistent (not quitter)76.1126029.0184
hypocritical (not equitable)76.120026.1443
privileged (not oppressed)75.951923.943
awkward (not charming)75.814024.1524
roundabout (not direct)75.83730.6581
extravagant (not thrifty)75.731430.074
sexist (not feminist)75.420224.7237
dog person (not cat person)75.322931.232
competitive (not cooperative)75.055427.6528
messy (not neat)74.825024.3436
rude (not respectful)74.624221.8586
indiscreet (not tactful)74.57930.4180
doer (not thinker)74.537730.796
decorative (not utilitarian)74.412925.5390
Italian (not Swedish)74.422827.242
avant-garde (not classical)74.214126.4374
variable (not consistent)74.28230.345
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.174426.0545
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.022528.3593
moist (not dry)73.812324.745
unobservant (not perceptive)73.85029.983
lavish (not frugal)73.730824.9527
disreputable (not prestigious)73.316723.3478
dunce (not genius)73.211424.9627
kind (not cruel)73.182722.7542
sweet (not bitter)73.036624.7527
hedonist (not monastic)73.017728.6118
air (not earth)72.76130.159
🐐 (not 🦒)72.619229.9277
outsider (not insider)72.524726.4407
flexible (not rigid)72.318427.4482
chivalrous (not businesslike)72.325827.172
always down (not picky)72.37428.236
devoted (not unfaithful)72.1114632.641
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.972224.9207
stubborn (not accommodating)71.881628.876
off-key (not musical)71.823831.465
🥳 (not 🥴)71.715833.6196
whippersnapper (not sage)71.716626.855
cannibal (not vegan)71.535926.362
low IQ (not high IQ)71.47921.3557
slacker (not workaholic)71.217127.0432
joyful (not miserable)71.228226.3201
leisurely (not hurried)71.018730.4610
trolling (not triggered)70.813431.445
luddite (not technophile)70.619025.4480
subjective (not objective)70.510733.4383
🌟 (not 💩)70.598030.5198
literary (not mathematical)70.241820.7507
explorer (not builder)70.140126.8576
straight (not queer)70.190226.7247
epic (not deep)69.821827.659
summer (not winter)69.848531.339
happy (not sad)69.824125.3547
backdoor (not official)69.543628.2528
existentialist (not nihilist)69.527927.2299
resistant (not resigned)69.373127.8549
go-getter (not slugabed)69.2111928.0157
🤺 (not 🏌)69.281031.9152
motivated (not unmotivated)69.2140231.939
melee (not ranged)69.112328.543
👻 (not 🤖)68.734732.8179
queen (not princess)68.768935.343
nonpolitical (not political)68.422529.0530
manicured (not scruffy)68.485324.4606
circular (not linear)68.417228.849
💝 (not 💔)68.342331.9258
driven (not unambitious)68.2139327.8508
cringeworthy (not inspiring)68.133028.9441
barbaric (not civilized)67.925524.2530
autistic (not neurotypical)67.66526.5529
beautiful (not ugly)67.4121725.4428
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)67.440732.038
deviant (not average)67.366928.2372
tardy (not on-time)67.332229.586
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.217029.2553
unfixable (not fixable)67.127931.563
basic (not hipster)66.557831.0560
feisty (not gracious)66.585927.6505
urban (not rural)66.588129.1244
innocent (not worldly)66.323531.0586
heroic (not villainous)66.3107623.4538
helpless (not resourceful)66.310127.5406
drop out (not valedictorian)66.336027.7197
spicy (not mild)66.277930.3561
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.164735.556
reactive (not proactive)66.133133.846
physical (not intellectual)66.036424.8553
healthy (not sickly)66.097425.0525
interested (not bored)65.994132.966
natural-talent (not hard-work)65.822028.672
yes-man (not contrarian)65.721134.343
fire (not water)65.677933.764
short (not tall)65.640920.1648
not introspective (not introspective)65.519633.9271
captain (not first-mate)65.367633.3606
master (not apprentice)65.191030.5300
folksy (not presidential)65.047232.844
lost (not enlightened)64.953136.160
domestic (not industrial)64.836228.1330
active (not slothful)64.7134129.1523
puny (not mighty)64.621726.6586
🤠 (not 🤑)64.679333.6193
transparent (not machiavellian)64.544832.826
gatherer (not hunter)64.352831.451
obsessed (not aloof)63.977335.9565
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.861226.8209
giggling (not chortling)63.828134.465
anarchist (not statist)63.351129.2257
tailor (not blacksmith)63.382729.155
oxymoron (not tautology)63.333928.032
forgiving (not vengeful)63.267131.2558
insulting (not complimentary)63.255129.0392
wholesome (not salacious)62.981533.6177
spiritual (not skeptical)62.826829.3514
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.895136.4505
offended (not chill)62.872833.361
selfish (not altruistic)62.657130.1562
🎩 (not 🧢)62.374136.4210
pretentious (not unassuming)62.273535.2188
bright (not depressed)61.959928.3485
rap (not rock)61.911830.828
wavering (not resolute)61.817830.7165
theist (not atheist)61.739626.5338
blissful (not haunted)61.632131.966
lazy (not diligent)61.513027.9557
trendy (not vintage)61.527831.159
family-first (not work-first)61.472833.9620
one-faced (not two-faced)61.3104337.471
interesting (not tiresome)61.1117034.0553
shallow (not deep)61.136731.7233
metrosexual (not macho)61.185530.058
submissive (not dominant)60.844630.7594
outlaw (not sheriff)60.876828.1567
beta (not alpha)60.550433.8479
morning lark (not night owl)60.543830.1386
focused on the present (not focused on the future)60.357432.5581
sporty (not bookish)60.256823.4476
modern (not historical)59.982827.0361
generalist (not specialist)59.826132.1316
pure (not debased)59.780329.9570
pensive (not serene)59.6128431.652
masculine (not feminine)59.5103223.3576
demanding (not unchallenging)59.3135135.279
permanent (not transient)59.175333.0232
white knight (not bad boy)59.194927.143
racist (not egalitarian)59.022027.9173
🤔 (not 🤫)59.083635.1158
theoretical (not empirical)58.727036.0467
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.774234.6256
comedic (not dramatic)58.641532.771
communal (not individualist)58.543935.7387
nurturing (not poisonous)58.4102628.5244
frank (not sugarcoated)58.4133835.640
prideful (not envious)58.3140233.291
entitled (not grateful)58.277634.467
trusting (not charming)58.159632.9548
rough (not smooth)58.170228.6474
human (not animalistic)57.9128630.8441
weakass (not badass)57.935732.957
emancipated (not enslaved)57.8120930.4496
radical (not centrist)57.879832.032
honorable (not cunning)57.799029.5577
🥵 (not 🥶)57.784931.662
philosophical (not real)57.635033.1392
preppy (not punk rock)57.4100534.360
🏀 (not 🎨)57.362930.874
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.164330.0449
rustic (not cultured)57.151231.033
vanilla (not kinky)57.077233.1543
noob (not pro)56.834234.1178
😇 (not 😈)56.889033.0206
jealous (not opinionated)56.825437.934
genuine (not sarcastic)56.786334.9590
hesitant (not decisive)56.540433.3533
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.526233.2391
believable (not poorly-written)56.3176134.950
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.3110033.650
giving (not receiving)56.2109729.528
poor (not rich)55.966920.5535
rugged (not refined)55.873326.8541
generous (not stingy)55.7112332.590
unlucky (not fortunate)55.687931.4558
everyman (not chosen one)55.667936.649
not genocidal (not genocidal)55.6135929.638
angelic (not demonic)55.5103626.6540
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.5121934.2409
pacifist (not ferocious)55.463429.9554
fearmongering (not reassuring)55.365031.139
gamer (not non-gamer)55.257734.760
slow (not fast)55.137430.7569
🥰 (not 🙃)55.190638.2277
warm (not quarrelsome)55.077730.1522
creepy (not disarming)55.042127.9261
🧗 (not 🛌)55.0119633.9236
fresh (not stinky)54.9128230.8255
📈 (not 📉)54.8128135.4196
French (not Russian)54.6112026.238
metaphorical (not literal)54.548637.7517
arcane (not mainstream)54.5101633.5538
loveable (not punchable)54.5118933.266
orange (not purple)54.482834.1450
old (not young)54.467721.6570
🐀 (not 🐘)54.480733.7283
🐷 (not 🐮)54.350031.9254
💪 (not 🧠)54.251424.6188
heathen (not devout)54.074229.9493
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.995929.0540
varied (not repetitive)53.955635.1251
analysis (not common sense)53.9103230.131
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.771931.386
relaxed (not tense)53.637332.1564
innocent (not jaded)53.654130.938
traumatized (not flourishing)53.5127331.647
empath (not psychopath)53.5119135.069
liberal (not conservative)53.4121029.9194
libertarian (not socialist)53.1103530.4463
stylish (not slovenly)53.0122126.0560
😏 (not 😬)52.9108834.9210
repulsive (not attractive)52.841126.0508
authoritarian (not democratic)52.879831.7511
close-minded (not open-minded)52.867831.4575
Pepsi (not Coke)52.869737.869
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.6122835.045
muddy (not washed)52.565325.644
insecure (not confident)52.054935.5583
intense (not lighthearted)51.9134938.674
freelance (not corporate)51.9113537.855
straightforward (not cryptic)51.8145836.4587
overprepared (not efficient)51.838731.463
pronatalist (not child free)51.759736.3493
plastic (not wooden)51.644431.746
passive (not assertive)51.450134.0459
accepting (not judgemental)51.492233.4381
rhythmic (not stuttering)51.4149035.453
simple (not complicated)51.352434.5481
western (not eastern)51.3156437.4254
overachiever (not underachiever)51.3158435.863
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.292729.8408
thick (not thin)51.074425.8365
meek (not bossy)50.958630.2581
scrub (not legit)50.144132.2239
Roman (not Greek)50.8106933.439
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.299933.658

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 (0.814)
  2. Alan (0.802)
  3. Fez (0.798)
  4. Michael Kelso (0.797)
  5. Donkey (0.79)
  6. Peter Jason Quill (0.782)
  7. Tracy Jordan (0.782)
  8. Gene Belcher (0.775)
  9. Lorna Morello (0.772)
  10. Bob Pinciotti (0.769)
  1. Tuvok (-0.632)
  2. Cobra Bubbles (-0.602)
  3. Walter Skinner (-0.602)
  4. Rei Ayanami (-0.598)
  5. Rita (-0.591)
  6. Tom Hagen (-0.587)
  7. Kimball Cho (-0.576)
  8. Kozo Fuyutsuki (-0.574)
  9. Thufir Hawat (-0.574)
  10. Odo (-0.572)

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

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


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