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Meredith Palmer Personality Statistics

Meredith Palmer 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
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)96.1158.131
indulgent (not sober)93.21014.5560
kinky (not vanilla)92.71013.3556
wild (not tame)91.64115.5529
unpolished (not eloquent)91.41113.3516
scandalous (not proper)91.22417.3527
experimental (not reliable)90.81310.749
lustful (not chaste)90.71417.8536
impulsive (not cautious)90.55218.1516
bold (not shy)90.020217.4542
chaotic (not orderly)89.94616.7527
plays hard (not works hard)89.91016.5558
mischievous (not well behaved)89.810216.4577
outlaw (not sheriff)89.74416.2562
debased (not pure)89.62514.8552
backdoor (not official)89.61715.1597
lewd (not tasteful)88.71217.9554
messy (not neat)88.23618.0413
disreputable (not prestigious)88.01215.5514
edgy (not politically correct)87.94116.6540
self-destructive (not self-improving)87.74122.933
loose (not tight)87.41819.642
weird (not normal)87.36914.2563
rebellious (not obedient)87.015619.3466
feisty (not gracious)87.07314.9535
unorthodox (not traditional)86.77319.6348
crazy (not sane)86.75315.2174
rough (not smooth)86.62615.1523
night owl (not morning lark)86.57118.8430
drop out (not valedictorian)86.53721.0176
disorganized (not self-disciplined)86.13120.4589
slacker (not workaholic)86.12517.2423
scruffy (not manicured)86.06417.6605
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.812022.5577
stinky (not fresh)85.61815.7278
rugged (not refined)85.55618.9529
lenient (not strict)85.43721.8555
cannibal (not vegan)85.46821.134
worldly (not innocent)85.312218.0556
heathen (not devout)85.31419.1545
😈 (not 😇)85.210017.8175
ludicrous (not sensible)85.14717.6556
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.110920.7510
💃 (not 🧕)85.011624.8277
open (not guarded)84.72024.2573
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.37420.4203
playful (not shy)84.219620.3530
slovenly (not stylish)84.02615.0490
extreme (not moderate)83.918620.5459
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.97121.1498
cringeworthy (not inspiring)83.85019.5404
off-key (not musical)83.82217.035
instinctual (not reasoned)83.66519.8574
thick-skinned (not sensitive)83.34019.6575
barbaric (not civilized)83.23716.7546
intimate (not formal)83.01922.0241
folksy (not presidential)83.05223.037
bold (not serious)82.69722.0522
street-smart (not sheltered)82.620822.3502
deranged (not reasonable)82.57918.1169
focused on the present (not focused on the future)82.31422.0533
spicy (not mild)82.318420.5573
gregarious (not private)82.16623.7567
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.014922.6473
salacious (not wholesome)82.010522.6151
punk rock (not preppy)81.713222.928
clumsy (not coordinated)81.57315.9524
leisurely (not hurried)81.53822.2571
low-tech (not high-tech)81.46615.5504
physical (not intellectual)81.16820.6564
zany (not regular)81.013221.6162
awkward (not charming)80.95219.5560
poor (not rich)80.77016.1503
gossiping (not confidential)80.710722.3616
goof-off (not studious)80.610525.4207
direct (not roundabout)80.122025.4533
real (not philosophical)80.08523.0388
spontaneous (not deliberate)79.89225.7557
deviant (not average)79.818623.4380
flamboyant (not modest)79.615825.3524
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)79.54222.931
atheist (not theist)79.413621.7341
rude (not respectful)79.312416.9532
lazy (not diligent)79.02019.8521
🐒 (not 🐩)79.06726.3166
demonic (not angelic)78.914216.1515
extrovert (not introvert)78.822525.4553
unlucky (not fortunate)78.68419.5573
😜 (not 🤐)78.615929.3157
brave (not careful)78.420521.4473
outsider (not insider)78.28622.3375
🙃 (not 🥰)78.211425.3286
poisonous (not nurturing)78.215818.9229
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)78.29021.6264
🤣 (not 😊)78.17321.8174
confident (not insecure)78.034127.1590
juvenile (not mature)78.014023.2396
moody (not stable)77.927821.5546
lowbrow (not highbrow)77.53527.3489
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)77.426529.9484
foolish (not wise)77.310922.4532
repulsive (not attractive)77.36618.6511
playful (not serious)77.214323.6523
unambitious (not driven)77.21023.3454
oblivious (not alert)77.17922.5167
hard (not soft)76.824421.3503
crafty (not scholarly)76.822818.9565
🛌 (not 🧗)76.77829.2291
slugabed (not go-getter)76.71627.2149
flexible (not rigid)76.66726.7489
hard (not soft)76.624621.5366
impatient (not patient)76.530321.9208
loud (not quiet)76.428424.1583
decisive (not hesitant)76.437723.5522
cunning (not honorable)76.418519.1579
whimsical (not rational)76.315023.9562
animalistic (not human)76.34422.1448
insulting (not complimentary)76.219220.8395
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)75.720724.5147
open-minded (not close-minded)75.617628.0569
indiscreet (not tactful)75.64129.4166
anarchist (not statist)75.513626.6217
first-mate (not captain)75.325124.5518
unobservant (not perceptive)75.33726.044
selfish (not altruistic)75.123622.2564
🧢 (not 🎩)75.019731.3153
depressed (not bright)74.99520.4441
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.914728.4417
ferocious (not pacifist)74.637923.9535
creepy (not disarming)74.68221.7241
spelunker (not claustrophobic)74.614222.032
pack rat (not minimalist)74.58427.0157
traumatized (not flourishing)74.426425.931
orange (not purple)74.310626.1470
sickly (not healthy)74.16519.5520
explorer (not builder)74.117824.1493
miserable (not joyful)74.025724.1175
🐐 (not 🦒)74.010728.7236
avant-garde (not classical)73.910025.9325
not introspective (not introspective)73.96326.7227
dunce (not genius)73.97419.5544
luddite (not technophile)73.811020.8412
relaxed (not tense)73.85729.2523
slothful (not active)73.83823.9462
sarcastic (not genuine)73.723427.2539
chortling (not giggling)73.522629.631
💔 (not 💝)73.417125.1263
💪 (not 🧠)73.411422.8175
shallow (not deep)73.112825.2193
open-book (not secretive)73.111131.339
old (not young)73.021317.5556
quarrelsome (not warm)72.833421.4523
emancipated (not enslaved)72.632227.2481
incompetent (not competent)72.67023.5484
nonpolitical (not political)72.59828.9480
emotional (not logical)72.428625.7532
Russian (not French)72.38627.143
🤺 (not 🏌)71.946926.8157
vague (not precise)71.86225.0356
straightforward (not cryptic)71.732532.3525
bitter (not sweet)71.527821.0540
lost (not enlightened)71.521327.433
arcane (not mainstream)71.024026.1505
freelance (not corporate)71.038633.433
🐀 (not 🐘)70.814828.0265
chatty (not reserved)70.636726.8549
chill (not offended)70.414931.134
hedonist (not monastic)70.420331.1122
👻 (not 🤖)70.318931.4168
low IQ (not high IQ)70.26822.6503
unfixable (not fixable)70.117026.533
dominant (not submissive)70.057929.3494
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.939926.3339
astonishing (not methodical)69.713626.7457
literal (not metaphorical)69.626428.4526
scrub (not legit)69.48226.4229
abstract (not concrete)69.317931.4155
liberal (not conservative)69.137728.8170
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.126427.3502
suspicious (not trusting)69.040927.5501
nihilist (not existentialist)69.06726.9265
punchable (not loveable)69.021223.427
individualist (not communal)68.737330.4353
ignorant (not knowledgeable)68.612823.138
hunter (not gatherer)68.342232.634
skeptical (not spiritual)68.059027.5510
trolling (not triggered)68.013629.743
📉 (not 📈)67.96231.4153
💩 (not 🌟)67.814228.5168
trash (not treasure)67.711227.8188
funny (not humorless)67.642127.7565
artistic (not scientific)67.531421.1457
independent (not codependent)67.451132.5586
expressive (not stoic)67.044229.5485
assertive (not passive)67.067828.6484
dispassionate (not romantic)66.913428.732
multicolored (not monochrome)66.427631.6336
ugly (not beautiful)66.310624.3390
exuberant (not subdued)66.244433.037
irrelevant (not important)65.85324.8268
🦇 (not 🐿)65.830037.0186
melee (not ranged)65.516034.739
intense (not lighthearted)65.363131.326
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.224234.1154
social (not reclusive)64.942530.2266
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.824929.5471
wavering (not resolute)64.59027.7139
😎 (not 🧐)64.543132.5175
efficient (not overprepared)64.555118.124
arrogant (not humble)64.352224.2514
villainous (not heroic)64.221120.2555
competitive (not cooperative)64.060828.5475
vengeful (not forgiving)64.046127.4511
libertarian (not socialist)63.926831.6448
🐷 (not 🐮)63.918730.6262
vain (not demure)63.644327.9497
stuttering (not rhythmic)63.615827.134
uninspiring (not charismatic)63.29930.5549
realist (not idealist)63.137831.7366
soulless (not soulful)62.819226.9353
variable (not consistent)62.822137.636
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)62.724330.5156
remote (not involved)62.59326.8478
circular (not linear)62.527029.026
frugal (not lavish)62.247630.6499
whippersnapper (not sage)62.035833.827
mighty (not puny)61.573926.7483
dorky (not cool)61.538930.9155
macho (not metrosexual)61.331329.137
blacksmith (not tailor)61.330233.331
slow (not fast)61.216828.3494
Swedish (not Italian)60.632933.538
armoured (not vulnerable)60.563530.3415
🥴 (not 🥳)60.546337.1165
🤠 (not 🤑)60.558934.7169
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.240133.7501
transient (not permanent)60.026430.2227
generalist (not specialist)59.919130.4287
creative (not conventional)59.852630.5495
family-first (not work-first)59.849925.1514
sorrowful (not cheery)59.760427.0565
sad (not happy)59.561326.4511
dramatic (not no-nonsense)59.551731.6237
short (not tall)59.338921.0483
resistant (not resigned)59.386932.8499
gendered (not androgynous)59.3107331.1207
unassuming (not pretentious)59.331634.7169
gloomy (not sunny)59.355630.827
biased (not impartial)59.279530.5477
thick (not thin)59.135123.4359
cold (not warm)59.045126.9428
mad (not glad)59.059228.4140
aloof (not obsessed)58.913733.2497
apprentice (not master)58.930931.6216
German (not English)58.67631.443
Greek (not Roman)58.625731.231
moist (not dry)58.642334.244
good-humored (not angry)58.557828.6493
traitorous (not loyal)58.422528.3489
autistic (not neurotypical)58.410527.0482
alpha (not beta)58.472134.1423
rural (not urban)58.427431.4253
democratic (not authoritarian)58.355531.8406
🐴 (not 🦄)57.956437.5177
child free (not pronatalist)57.872032.6480
literary (not mathematical)57.565325.1442
🥾 (not 👟)57.547734.4182
calm (not anxious)57.438830.6516
modern (not historical)57.461629.7321
straight (not queer)57.397930.4215
masculine (not feminine)57.269822.3512
believable (not poorly-written)57.2113629.734
bossy (not meek)56.783628.6496
subjective (not objective)56.745932.3292
western (not eastern)56.776433.6234
apathetic (not curious)56.519233.1526
awkward (not suspicious)56.235033.8542
imaginative (not practical)56.237331.5455
feminist (not sexist)55.979531.1189
unambiguous (not mysterious)55.662734.5582
🤫 (not 🤔)55.631537.6152
accepting (not judgemental)55.550334.9363
utilitarian (not decorative)55.576229.9333
basic (not hipster)55.373330.7514
hypocritical (not equitable)55.147030.7379
jock (not nerd)54.948227.5510
hoarder (not unprepared)54.972235.0458
oppressed (not privileged)54.935828.037
🤡 (not 👽)54.846035.1173
factual (not poetic)54.467930.027
sporty (not bookish)54.344427.3435
frenzied (not sleepy)54.1108032.138
flimsy (not sturdy)53.732834.132
cruel (not kind)53.533423.7507
extraordinary (not mundane)53.588432.3501
interesting (not tiresome)53.592631.4503
varied (not repetitive)53.337533.9226
slow-talking (not fast-talking)53.338928.339
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.136929.3318
quitter (not persistent)52.75533.3176
egalitarian (not racist)52.6106328.7152
😭 (not 😀)52.660632.3186
helpless (not resourceful)52.418531.7347
noob (not pro)52.431333.1165
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.397330.3161
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.379233.538
charming (not trusting)52.169024.6480
empirical (not theoretical)51.879530.4420
complicated (not simple)51.888534.0516
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.653834.9241
domestic (not industrial)51.258230.3306
compersive (not jealous)50.963929.3424
😏 (not 😬)50.974238.9167
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)50.337131.2150
geriatric (not vibrant)50.534932.736

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Frank Gallagher (0.852)
  2. Krusty the Clown (0.804)
  3. Tuco (0.793)
  4. Noah Puckerman (0.787)
  5. Erlich Bachman (0.784)
  1. Charlotte York (-0.766)
  2. Simon Tam (-0.719)
  3. Cho Chang (-0.715)
  4. Meg March (-0.704)
  5. Dr. James Wilson (-0.698)

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. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.58)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.56)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.54)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.4)
  5. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.39)
  6. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.36)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.35)
  8. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.28)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.27)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.24)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.18)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.15)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.11)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.1)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.08)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.03)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.29)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.3)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.33)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.44)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.44)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.48)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.53)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.53)


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