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Phyllis Lapin Personality Statistics

Phyllis Lapin 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
gatherer (not hunter)87.62014.446
bookish (not sporty)86.919516.0507
vintage (not trendy)86.86613.952
thick (not thin)85.84615.0400
gendered (not androgynous)83.830219.3235
feminine (not masculine)82.720315.8546
purple (not orange)82.73920.1534
🛌 (not 🧗)82.73522.1262
devoted (not unfaithful)82.746821.219
low-tech (not high-tech)82.56615.4524
gossiping (not confidential)82.310018.9683
basic (not hipster)81.410920.1546
nerd (not jock)81.129420.3537
quiet (not loud)80.910117.9562
first-mate (not captain)80.417419.8528
soft (not hard)80.311421.4387
domestic (not industrial)80.03720.1317
love-focused (not money-focused)79.836618.023
soft (not hard)79.512519.5557
slow (not fast)79.32616.9542
dorky (not cool)79.312121.6159
blissful (not haunted)78.94618.763
straight (not queer)78.846924.7212
non-gamer (not gamer)78.721428.153
🐿 (not 🦇)78.616222.9166
leisurely (not hurried)78.56518.4594
romantic (not dispassionate)78.530422.559
lighthearted (not intense)78.56219.856
flower child (not goth)78.527621.425
kind (not cruel)78.347221.3523
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.237130.918
lover (not fighter)78.215323.461
slow-talking (not fast-talking)78.04120.847
slothful (not active)77.73019.4476
cheesy (not chic)77.715225.027
old (not young)77.519815.1524
family-first (not work-first)77.525320.3578
warm (not cold)77.425921.4470
civilized (not barbaric)76.943321.2571
🐩 (not 🐒)76.821821.7169
good-humored (not angry)76.726818.0415
emotional (not unemotional)76.742118.022
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)76.632027.928
😊 (not 🤣)76.519125.3199
soulful (not soulless)76.454922.8410
🎨 (not 🏀)76.442327.946
💝 (not 💔)76.218127.1264
English (not German)76.242924.041
believable (not poorly-written)76.248017.860
moderate (not extreme)76.16023.0453
on-time (not tardy)76.151519.973
theist (not atheist)76.09320.4325
tailor (not blacksmith)76.023423.047
cat person (not dog person)76.016130.733
nurturing (not poisonous)75.836722.4212
queen (not princess)75.639125.323
folksy (not presidential)75.517523.153
passive (not assertive)75.36824.9487
classical (not avant-garde)75.217321.9349
repetitive (not varied)75.111523.5243
touchy-feely (not distant)75.116523.224
glad (not mad)75.115422.9177
mundane (not extraordinary)74.46124.2530
simple (not complicated)74.36023.7482
emotional (not logical)74.029220.6553
reassuring (not fearmongering)73.926627.127
luddite (not technophile)73.89920.3458
warm (not quarrelsome)73.721324.3505
🎃 (not 💀)73.617528.046
often crying (not never cries)73.619224.820
wooden (not plastic)73.335022.357
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.217523.0245
centrist (not radical)73.15219.622
crafty (not scholarly)72.938122.0577
manicured (not scruffy)72.762520.9548
hesitant (not decisive)72.67823.4551
sweet (not bitter)72.430123.0561
empath (not psychopath)72.348230.843
traditional (not unorthodox)71.922725.5381
perceptive (not unobservant)71.983925.742
gullible (not cynical)71.816022.728
historical (not modern)71.825420.1335
reliable (not experimental)71.834624.847
beta (not alpha)71.723227.0466
human (not animalistic)71.763326.2465
sensitive (not thick-skinned)71.622323.7605
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)71.616423.3195
neat (not messy)71.555122.0411
unchallenging (not demanding)71.27824.770
modest (not flamboyant)71.137326.9533
morning lark (not night owl)71.117225.4316
sensible (not ludicrous)70.941922.9516
sexual (not asexual)70.957430.354
opinionated (not jealous)70.859826.319
awkward (not suspicious)70.619724.2534
patient (not impatient)70.617224.5223
refined (not rugged)70.544721.6518
wholesome (not salacious)70.442927.5163
careful (not brave)70.314324.0524
consistent (not variable)70.236230.152
loyal (not traitorous)70.189426.4537
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.150423.6167
literary (not mathematical)70.131124.1519
🧠 (not 💪)70.066823.9209
👟 (not 🥾)69.827530.1163
sheeple (not conspiracist)69.74724.1357
orderly (not chaotic)69.646123.3565
loveable (not punchable)69.547929.349
artistic (not scientific)69.332721.0523
preppy (not punk rock)69.353827.146
genuine (not sarcastic)69.236726.8504
submissive (not dominant)69.022626.2543
meek (not bossy)69.017225.9591
decorative (not utilitarian)68.917325.8335
permanent (not transient)68.929227.8203
respectful (not rude)68.852824.9521
treasure (not trash)68.789726.5220
cautious (not impulsive)68.636725.8532
disarming (not creepy)68.466025.0257
mature (not juvenile)68.450624.3356
pacifist (not ferocious)68.323427.2499
optimistic (not pessimistic)68.235227.2573
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.024424.0458
average (not deviant)68.015027.2405
angelic (not demonic)67.649323.4512
real (not philosophical)67.550025.9355
sunny (not gloomy)67.436525.750
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.424130.046
thinker (not doer)67.315825.061
water (not fire)67.226227.355
democratic (not authoritarian)67.140726.9477
nonpolitical (not political)67.120427.0491
reasonable (not deranged)67.153126.7181
oblivious (not alert)67.122526.8156
sheltered (not street-smart)67.026526.6493
generous (not stingy)66.956827.072
vulnerable (not armoured)66.725224.3479
giving (not receiving)66.659326.724
conventional (not creative)66.632727.1547
shy (not bold)66.59525.6546
lenient (not strict)66.535323.6526
trusting (not suspicious)66.531227.6543
complimentary (not insulting)66.547826.7386
metrosexual (not macho)66.451027.438
playful (not serious)66.333021.2497
hoarder (not unprepared)66.345122.2478
egalitarian (not racist)66.3105625.1157
fixable (not unfixable)66.345727.959
generalist (not specialist)66.28027.2328
lustful (not chaste)66.050327.6580
devout (not heathen)66.040425.6522
smooth (not rough)66.034824.3508
subdued (not exuberant)66.020626.142
unambiguous (not mysterious)65.943928.7605
codependent (not independent)65.927528.0546
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.927634.840
naive (not paranoid)65.919827.614
accommodating (not stubborn)65.815727.590
humble (not arrogant)65.736527.4549
picky (not always down)65.746525.222
🏌 (not 🤺)65.69829.2165
🥰 (not 🙃)65.539630.7275
still (not twitchy)65.523629.565
white knight (not bad boy)65.559525.430
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.328128.2428
communal (not individualist)65.317527.1377
realistic (not ambitious)65.221828.064
winter (not summer)65.242724.220
earth (not air)64.958231.461
reactive (not proactive)64.730226.125
transparent (not machiavellian)64.634925.023
🐐 (not 🦒)64.449630.4264
child free (not pronatalist)64.362630.5409
statist (not anarchist)64.342527.3235
attentive (not interrupting)64.345926.667
privileged (not oppressed)64.279132.644
corporate (not freelance)64.138429.654
self-disciplined (not disorganized)64.190825.5508
🌟 (not 💩)64.192028.4187
slovenly (not stylish)64.028225.1544
competent (not incompetent)64.0104125.3460
thrifty (not extravagant)64.043828.470
neurotypical (not autistic)63.993625.6507
efficient (not overprepared)63.969223.349
tiresome (not interesting)63.815025.6558
existentialist (not nihilist)63.848324.8245
giggling (not chortling)63.822430.551
clumsy (not coordinated)63.631025.3529
trusting (not charming)63.531327.2539
biased (not impartial)63.575727.3519
kinky (not vanilla)63.249729.5513
introvert (not extrovert)63.235127.0544
rural (not urban)63.224528.0272
feminist (not sexist)63.281427.1215
straightforward (not cryptic)63.177128.2541
subjective (not objective)63.025726.9322
🎩 (not 🧢)62.959028.9159
methodical (not astonishing)62.864025.8495
resigned (not resistant)62.76226.6500
intellectual (not physical)62.678927.7480
spiritual (not skeptical)62.621026.1514
poetic (not factual)62.534328.745
literal (not metaphorical)62.463627.8477
happy (not sad)62.432425.0564
💃 (not 🧕)62.474629.8282
flourishing (not traumatized)62.422827.758
underachiever (not overachiever)62.416726.962
slugabed (not go-getter)62.18626.7161
politically correct (not edgy)62.041026.2562
grateful (not entitled)62.050031.156
predictable (not quirky)62.040630.120
pack rat (not minimalist)61.935627.9154
loose (not tight)61.930625.451
timid (not cocky)61.823030.328
cheery (not sorrowful)61.740927.0530
obedient (not rebellious)61.739627.6472
innocent (not jaded)61.728427.820
idealist (not realist)61.645126.5364
😇 (not 😈)61.657730.0190
altruistic (not selfish)61.565026.1549
joyful (not miserable)61.539227.5188
libertarian (not socialist)61.440726.4431
roundabout (not direct)61.319628.3495
bashful (not exhibitionist)61.224129.466
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.143626.246
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.132128.670
OCD (not ADHD)61.079232.240
cooperative (not competitive)60.936130.2542
deliberate (not spontaneous)60.981128.4551
unambitious (not driven)60.96826.1454
off-key (not musical)60.954627.433
pure (not debased)60.859727.5525
valedictorian (not drop out)60.885227.0173
heroic (not villainous)60.697622.6534
indulgent (not sober)60.661328.2543
scheduled (not spontaneous)60.675328.6521
pop (not indie)60.527629.127
🤠 (not 🤑)60.473130.5158
circular (not linear)60.435825.347
sleepy (not frenzied)60.46125.945
studious (not goof-off)60.392025.8201
hard-work (not natural-talent)60.377725.455
everyman (not chosen one)60.343932.327
funny (not humorless)60.270725.8567
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.261229.2172
fortunate (not unlucky)60.144727.4534
legit (not scrub)60.1103126.7219
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.140830.151
open (not guarded)59.923126.4528
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.996729.4511
demure (not vain)59.949426.3536
honorable (not cunning)59.871628.1591
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.744526.3376
protagonist (not antagonist)59.797429.423
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)59.641326.458
🐘 (not 🐀)59.452331.2264
chivalrous (not businesslike)59.352526.472
Greek (not Roman)59.225929.033
rustic (not cultured)59.237928.527
insecure (not confident)58.929230.1564
🐮 (not 🐷)58.960129.9245
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.862827.8482
🥳 (not 🥴)58.839830.9160
serene (not pensive)58.89026.948
awkward (not charming)58.740327.6557
expressive (not stoic)58.775126.2516
aloof (not obsessed)58.715524.9486
prestigious (not disreputable)58.684323.4451
open-minded (not close-minded)58.676626.8574
😀 (not 😭)58.654229.8187
chatty (not reserved)58.466528.4546
reasoned (not instinctual)58.444727.9519
🤫 (not 🤔)58.429630.7156
whimsical (not rational)58.349426.5525
builder (not explorer)58.357426.1522
triggered (not trolling)58.388430.049
fantastical (not realistic)58.350930.156
flirtatious (not prudish)58.069832.015
self-conscious (not self-assured)57.929230.7495
persistent (not quitter)57.9144828.9198
wise (not foolish)57.875723.8594
mild (not spicy)57.841530.6549
relaxed (not tense)57.723726.8539
diligent (not lazy)57.7129925.2516
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.766129.0175
conservative (not liberal)57.640631.1191
open-book (not secretive)57.640931.458
pointed (not random)57.6106927.965
one-faced (not two-faced)57.590532.865
long-winded (not concise)57.551128.719
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)57.348627.9464
sane (not crazy)57.158827.3167
sheriff (not outlaw)57.066126.7523
hedonist (not monastic)57.067028.3113
repulsive (not attractive)56.930022.4521
tame (not wild)56.949929.3569
innocent (not worldly)56.833629.4519
beautiful (not ugly)56.8117127.6392
rich (not poor)56.784320.1487
equitable (not hypocritical)56.669028.7364
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.536725.4449
sage (not whippersnapper)56.554529.341
common sense (not analysis)56.541526.522
gregarious (not private)56.447928.9558
🤡 (not 👽)56.448528.9184
emancipated (not enslaved)56.2101127.8441
dunce (not genius)56.134221.4580
bright (not depressed)56.167026.3460
forgiving (not vengeful)56.067731.0576
geriatric (not vibrant)56.030828.662
Pepsi (not Coke)56.038935.764
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.975330.5519
😜 (not 🤐)55.963429.3164
western (not eastern)55.8100633.8223
concrete (not abstract)55.882831.1172
eloquent (not unpolished)55.788325.5570
epic (not deep)55.764026.452
hypochondriac (not stoic)55.747822.012
sugarcoated (not frank)55.724031.329
👻 (not 🤖)55.668629.6183
regular (not zany)55.550530.4177
stable (not moody)55.439527.0545
practical (not imaginative)55.491129.3445
uninspiring (not charismatic)55.324030.3549
monochrome (not multicolored)55.267531.4382
wavering (not resolute)55.228128.5175
monotone (not expressive)55.146227.725
washed (not muddy)55.188728.026
slacker (not workaholic)55.030621.7384
freak (not normie)55.076528.572
flexible (not rigid)54.953127.0505
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.675328.1223
offended (not chill)54.682726.157
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.6111130.450
anxious (not calm)54.387528.4536
feisty (not gracious)54.3105827.9529
vague (not precise)54.236928.8360
😎 (not 🧐)54.275231.6184
introspective (not not introspective)54.199626.2241
cannibal (not vegan)54.169331.549
profound (not ironic)54.161431.345
prideful (not envious)54.0124527.292
high standards (not desperate)53.993826.375
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.840127.2354
proper (not scandalous)53.871127.8517
apprentice (not master)53.846827.6252
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.842328.439
tall (not short)53.785124.8519
shy (not playful)53.734527.2521
rock (not rap)53.7133927.425
stinky (not fresh)53.641328.9274
mainstream (not arcane)53.555630.7484
intimate (not formal)53.572229.0277
French (not Russian)53.591030.342
Italian (not Swedish)53.577634.341
weakass (not badass)53.536332.247
involved (not remote)53.4119626.2510
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.4106431.3147
📈 (not 📉)53.4106629.3180
frugal (not lavish)53.380727.1546
curious (not apathetic)53.1114028.3498
perverted (not clean)53.051332.158
plays hard (not works hard)52.945925.0549
comedic (not dramatic)52.943028.857
unassuming (not pretentious)52.858331.1168
🦄 (not 🐴)52.761333.2172
well behaved (not mischievous)52.661328.3539
exaggerating (not factual)52.677130.639
oxymoron (not tautology)52.696127.515
noob (not pro)52.536130.1203
empirical (not theoretical)52.489627.4399
puny (not mighty)52.441326.8576
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.473729.0147
judgemental (not accepting)52.381030.9423
shallow (not deep)52.250726.9191
ranged (not melee)52.193232.829
🥶 (not 🥵)52.064630.844
enlightened (not lost)51.969529.544
bored (not interested)51.931930.250
tasteful (not lewd)51.8103827.8551
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.787629.6230
😬 (not 😏)51.763530.6171
contrarian (not yes-man)51.799426.519
unmotivated (not motivated)51.714128.823
irrelevant (not important)51.623127.7279
sturdy (not flimsy)51.6110528.536
resourceful (not helpless)51.5132626.7364
neutral (not opinionated)51.517133.377
insider (not outsider)51.469927.7335
weird (not normal)51.395727.5553
official (not backdoor)51.369128.9531
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.275328.2403
ignorant (not knowledgeable)51.240327.651
healthy (not sickly)51.1117723.6527
social (not reclusive)51.189629.1290
bold (not serious)50.986326.9542
low IQ (not high IQ)50.229021.2559
dry (not moist)50.482428.936
compersive (not jealous)50.578127.9478
indiscreet (not tactful)50.551129.8173

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jerry Gergich (0.71)
  2. Chien-Po (0.707)
  3. Pam Beesly (0.7)
  4. Rita Bennett (0.672)
  5. Friar Tuck (0.66)
  6. Melanie Hamilton (0.66)
  7. Kitty Forman (0.652)
  8. Beth March (0.648)
  9. Tracy Mills (0.646)
  10. Meg March (0.646)
  1. Megatron (-0.567)
  2. Rick Sanchez (-0.566)
  3. Peter Wiggin (-0.565)
  4. Billy Hargrove (-0.56)
  5. Sid Phillips (-0.549)
  6. Ivar (-0.525)
  7. Azula (-0.521)
  8. Batman (-0.519)
  9. Mr. Robot (-0.512)
  10. John Murphy (-0.51)

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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