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Leland Palmer Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Leland Palmer is a character from Twin Peaks.

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
self-destructive (not self-improving)92.6713.270
crazy (not sane)91.91812.028
moody (not stable)91.23813.6144
traumatized (not flourishing)91.12416.653
two-faced (not one-faced)90.24216.324
haunted (not blissful)89.15716.229
twitchy (not still)89.12711.416
freak (not normie)89.03518.123
deranged (not reasonable)88.43413.028
🥴 (not 🥳)87.8417.927
unfixable (not fixable)87.72417.663
sad (not happy)87.33817.6182
psychopath (not empath)87.39219.821
mad (not glad)87.16615.038
frenzied (not sleepy)86.74615.762
villainous (not heroic)86.07918.1122
complicated (not simple)85.813918.5141
tense (not relaxed)85.621019.1148
secretive (not open-book)85.418325.058
💔 (not 💝)85.24719.143
cannibal (not vegan)85.18119.367
mysterious (not unambiguous)85.06916.5135
weird (not normal)84.814320.0147
emotional (not logical)84.810718.5148
demonic (not angelic)84.810718.5142
extreme (not moderate)84.325517.9125
chaotic (not orderly)84.116522.1154
deviant (not average)84.111617.3106
🙃 (not 🥰)83.97119.846
enslaved (not emancipated)83.9622.6131
perverted (not clean)83.87818.215
obsessed (not aloof)83.710723.3160
paranoid (not naive)83.74815.824
intense (not lighthearted)83.629823.059
exhibitionist (not bashful)83.58125.813
unlucky (not fortunate)83.44320.7134
wild (not tame)83.227719.6131
😈 (not 😇)83.118521.660
cryptic (not straightforward)83.01620.1133
dramatic (not comedic)82.820722.619
variable (not consistent)82.42026.949
😭 (not 😀)82.42522.047
mischievous (not well behaved)82.333823.9134
ludicrous (not sensible)82.38123.3122
lost (not enlightened)82.35519.761
debased (not pure)81.916423.6136
jealous (not compersive)81.913116.6138
corporate (not freelance)81.910620.858
salacious (not wholesome)81.614721.728
winter (not summer)80.714623.626
outlaw (not sheriff)80.526819.8136
authoritarian (not democratic)79.918820.0160
poisonous (not nurturing)79.621827.760
gendered (not androgynous)79.563125.462
fire (not water)79.335328.316
diligent (not lazy)79.099117.8136
fantastical (not realistic)79.016720.924
traitorous (not loyal)78.711823.1134
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.77522.526
sorrowful (not cheery)78.520123.1142
creepy (not disarming)78.58022.480
old (not young)78.420714.7137
jaded (not innocent)78.341121.917
lustful (not chaste)78.224624.0136
depressed (not bright)78.211123.0155
guarded (not open)78.155720.9142
driven (not unambitious)78.091221.4127
emotional (not unemotional)78.047625.423
sexist (not feminist)77.916523.135
cunning (not honorable)77.922522.0219
🦇 (not 🐿)77.915424.550
workaholic (not slacker)77.879420.051
offended (not chill)77.825718.462
miserable (not joyful)77.825424.325
biased (not impartial)77.725721.5146
sickly (not healthy)77.76523.9134
experimental (not reliable)77.719020.756
genocidal (not not genocidal)77.712716.619
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)77.66227.356
rich (not poor)77.546318.6127
anxious (not calm)77.428026.8138
kinky (not vanilla)77.123325.8132
libertarian (not socialist)77.15321.5126
tailor (not blacksmith)77.121921.150
💀 (not 🎃)77.121130.438
pensive (not serene)76.918717.216
persistent (not quitter)76.8123422.528
🐀 (not 🐘)76.89827.951
exaggerating (not factual)76.829818.919
bold (not shy)76.795522.0149
instinctual (not reasoned)76.727222.3150
head@clouds (not down2earth)76.721325.4126
selfish (not altruistic)76.631025.8149
important (not irrelevant)76.682925.230
bad boy (not white knight)76.623525.420
OCD (not ADHD)76.431722.819
night owl (not morning lark)76.339823.0101
animalistic (not human)76.26324.4165
suspicious (not trusting)76.037326.2126
🐐 (not 🦒)75.811724.134
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)75.824225.9136
cringeworthy (not inspiring)75.718422.470
arrogant (not humble)75.644923.4153
spicy (not mild)75.647722.8132
🎩 (not 🧢)75.641127.844
hypocritical (not equitable)75.621124.2110
confidential (not gossiping)75.560026.2121
individualist (not communal)75.337128.362
ferocious (not pacifist)75.249825.2166
👻 (not 🤖)75.115731.334
masculine (not feminine)75.064621.3154
impulsive (not cautious)74.838727.6126
valedictorian (not drop out)74.765919.722
dramatic (not no-nonsense)74.433427.558
trash (not treasure)74.410826.085
vengeful (not forgiving)74.340724.6129
indulgent (not sober)74.035427.1158
😬 (not 😏)73.912630.837
melee (not ranged)73.85628.141
whimsical (not rational)73.825725.9143
quarrelsome (not warm)73.743425.5130
scandalous (not proper)73.640927.2139
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.616826.248
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.526429.017
non-gamer (not gamer)73.243236.219
active (not slothful)72.998624.0158
poetic (not factual)72.917425.448
metaphorical (not literal)72.88026.1124
air (not earth)72.86028.324
antagonist (not protagonist)72.817929.518
hunter (not gatherer)72.649227.967
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)72.530324.6138
zany (not regular)72.542126.427
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.525828.344
arcane (not mainstream)72.130426.9153
exuberant (not subdued)72.042226.065
worldly (not innocent)71.972623.5129
demanding (not unchallenging)71.988228.321
circular (not linear)71.511028.044
machiavellian (not transparent)71.234926.221
charming (not trusting)71.237023.0146
feisty (not gracious)71.167424.5169
stubborn (not accommodating)71.085434.522
gloomy (not sunny)70.551429.270
vintage (not trendy)70.573324.415
privileged (not oppressed)70.474229.355
angry (not good-humored)70.430226.5130
western (not eastern)70.335929.332
💩 (not 🌟)70.218329.543
interested (not bored)70.068729.626
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.932427.8180
heathen (not devout)69.826330.0136
manicured (not scruffy)69.881926.7132
analysis (not common sense)69.741023.018
entitled (not grateful)69.749125.619
bitter (not sweet)69.644225.5130
cold (not warm)69.541128.1140
🐷 (not 🐮)69.516229.344
suspicious (not awkward)69.464929.5148
🤣 (not 😊)69.425529.646
luddite (not technophile)69.322321.7107
quirky (not predictable)69.335533.614
rock (not rap)69.3105328.721
goth (not flower child)69.127824.018
extraordinary (not mundane)69.178328.3139
competitive (not cooperative)69.074826.3143
rigid (not flexible)69.047126.3121
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.062727.389
stinky (not fresh)68.920133.929
cruel (not kind)68.827428.0135
playful (not shy)68.685823.1121
high IQ (not low IQ)68.6122821.7160
stylish (not slovenly)68.669825.0149
lewd (not tasteful)68.522825.4122
philosophical (not real)68.512526.3133
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.582623.520
abstract (not concrete)68.526329.731
basic (not hipster)68.451125.0150
🧠 (not 💪)68.488923.550
judgemental (not accepting)68.452224.894
conservative (not liberal)68.325224.722
repulsive (not attractive)68.119628.5128
often crying (not never cries)68.134326.314
receiving (not giving)67.937232.320
dominant (not submissive)67.988531.5132
indie (not pop)67.962523.725
edgy (not politically correct)67.661328.5149
motivated (not unmotivated)67.4146831.417
flamboyant (not modest)67.250825.6152
anarchist (not statist)67.241031.338
vain (not demure)67.152127.2123
highbrow (not lowbrow)67.158024.5134
strict (not lenient)67.059527.8138
barbaric (not civilized)67.027428.0161
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.880433.845
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.655529.436
foolish (not wise)66.636123.5131
flimsy (not sturdy)66.621926.149
impatient (not patient)66.575629.065
🧐 (not 😎)66.442432.537
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.418726.051
opinionated (not neutral)66.3132227.114
punchable (not loveable)66.236227.060
tight (not loose)66.281631.169
lavish (not frugal)65.847623.6129
overachiever (not underachiever)65.7116430.023
hypochondriac (not stoic)65.524832.519
go-getter (not slugabed)65.4129622.421
insulting (not complimentary)65.249826.466
helpless (not resourceful)65.210832.055
businesslike (not chivalrous)65.151826.415
scrub (not legit)65.016029.033
preppy (not punk rock)65.079429.772
cocky (not timid)65.0102731.425
eloquent (not unpolished)64.984928.0173
hedonist (not monastic)64.947328.223
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.985027.025
expressive (not monotone)64.880533.717
self-assured (not self-conscious)64.788531.8146
presidential (not folksy)64.764128.259
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.773124.024
refined (not rugged)64.572827.3146
pronatalist (not child free)64.327532.9114
historical (not modern)64.351425.998
extrovert (not introvert)64.174227.4138
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.071132.060
🥶 (not 🥵)64.033930.930
extravagant (not thrifty)64.058324.116
expressive (not stoic)63.977931.5138
spiritual (not skeptical)63.825229.6135
hurried (not leisurely)63.860728.1115
queen (not princess)63.886629.217
backdoor (not official)63.763833.2120
📉 (not 📈)63.715935.747
🤐 (not 😜)63.562735.028
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.549530.523
ambitious (not realistic)63.377820.815
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.2111430.8116
👽 (not 🤡)63.257037.340
imaginative (not practical)63.141829.9162
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.1125029.7158
low-tech (not high-tech)63.060326.7110
loud (not quiet)62.775226.9139
roundabout (not direct)62.720532.2124
subjective (not objective)62.536431.950
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.448928.6128
straight (not queer)62.4121431.271
rebellious (not obedient)62.393030.1132
varied (not repetitive)62.325233.461
vague (not precise)62.125028.594
wavering (not resolute)62.117229.332
ugly (not beautiful)62.019727.269
racist (not egalitarian)62.018626.323
money-focused (not love-focused)61.943732.813
master (not apprentice)61.8100128.349
attentive (not interrupting)61.867529.413
idealist (not realist)61.757929.549
🏌 (not 🤺)61.619635.833
transient (not permanent)61.534530.963
close-minded (not open-minded)61.244227.5134
long-winded (not concise)61.244326.327
bookish (not sporty)61.199624.1135
on-time (not tardy)61.0106924.720
🤑 (not 🤠)60.951031.639
Roman (not Greek)60.942431.938
serious (not playful)60.896227.7133
bossy (not meek)60.8114329.6127
fast (not slow)60.8114726.6132
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.7114931.442
💃 (not 🧕)60.798934.647
interesting (not tiresome)60.6118830.8175
believable (not poorly-written)60.6161029.261
chortling (not giggling)60.691433.858
triggered (not trolling)60.698834.453
reactive (not proactive)60.559130.326
crafty (not scholarly)60.489430.8123
assertive (not passive)60.3120031.2145
romantic (not dispassionate)60.1112131.962
muddy (not washed)60.143131.515
codependent (not independent)60.045033.5130
rude (not respectful)59.954129.9134
autistic (not neurotypical)59.817531.1123
pretentious (not unassuming)59.881432.125
🤫 (not 🤔)59.633440.043
soulless (not soulful)59.533031.567
political (not nonpolitical)59.482033.0111
disreputable (not prestigious)59.343433.2112
multicolored (not monochrome)59.365335.748
oxymoron (not tautology)59.360527.825
literary (not mathematical)59.094528.3133
specialist (not generalist)59.088728.050
cheesy (not chic)59.076431.020
cultured (not rustic)58.995733.821
hard (not soft)58.688430.8141
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.673227.8121
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.572930.7131
theist (not atheist)58.549731.848
prideful (not envious)58.4139227.916
empirical (not theoretical)58.369530.8104
decisive (not hesitant)58.3119828.1146
🐴 (not 🦄)58.388433.761
stingy (not generous)58.354031.817
Coke (not Pepsi)58.153236.423
unorthodox (not traditional)57.791734.652
introspective (not not introspective)57.6113030.622
picky (not always down)57.688430.016
oblivious (not alert)57.545432.534
outsider (not insider)57.480433.799
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.4107126.963
urban (not rural)57.3121029.229
desperate (not high standards)57.351533.525
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)57.361534.717
🎨 (not 🏀)57.2107031.634
doer (not thinker)57.2110132.414
jealous (not opinionated)57.124530.622
dog person (not cat person)57.177036.215
hard (not soft)57.093630.862
dorky (not cool)57.069230.427
involved (not remote)56.9136234.3121
chatty (not reserved)56.485230.1150
devoted (not unfaithful)56.3157535.619
coordinated (not clumsy)56.1121530.3118
tactful (not indiscreet)56.1112631.625
private (not gregarious)56.0111730.2126
pro (not noob)56.0137932.833
spontaneous (not scheduled)55.774935.2135
deep (not shallow)55.7117831.173
🛌 (not 🧗)55.753033.844
jock (not nerd)55.572125.6155
pack rat (not minimalist)55.564031.423
rough (not smooth)55.479630.5143
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.495623.826
formal (not intimate)55.380928.626
Italian (not Swedish)55.385131.349
🐒 (not 🐩)55.075834.742
ignorant (not knowledgeable)54.742228.441
weakass (not badass)54.741234.723
frank (not sugarcoated)54.7147034.225
alpha (not beta)54.5114633.1126
English (not German)54.4169530.847
fighter (not lover)54.488925.719
dunce (not genius)54.046425.3168
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.958830.085
industrial (not domestic)53.990633.757
ironic (not profound)53.987829.314
everyman (not chosen one)53.973729.717
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.8117634.3129
sage (not whippersnapper)53.881924.647
plays hard (not works hard)53.754629.5137
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.794933.237
moist (not dry)53.784632.156
intellectual (not physical)53.6121027.4134
careful (not brave)53.656727.9128
orange (not purple)53.586734.1106
juvenile (not mature)53.580731.862
humorless (not funny)53.469928.8134
nihilist (not existentialist)53.250532.153
radical (not centrist)53.2101128.028
sheltered (not street-smart)53.165727.0120
rhythmic (not stuttering)53.1145032.751
deep (not epic)53.186033.813
disorganized (not self-disciplined)53.052334.3125
efficient (not overprepared)53.0147531.150
resistant (not resigned)52.9159332.5188
reclusive (not social)52.980832.035
goof-off (not studious)52.961231.023
thin (not thick)52.5116223.786
family-first (not work-first)52.598932.1135
touchy-feely (not distant)52.581533.622
insecure (not confident)52.453634.0153
curious (not apathetic)52.3148531.5117
puny (not mighty)52.349629.7148
pointed (not random)52.3147638.112
astonishing (not methodical)52.271732.4130
builder (not explorer)52.288128.7136
incompetent (not competent)51.935131.0146
flirtatious (not prudish)51.9106731.414
sarcastic (not genuine)51.889831.2117
classical (not avant-garde)51.8111931.056
neat (not messy)51.7121231.6102
unobservant (not perceptive)51.731731.947
utilitarian (not decorative)51.6127631.649
🥾 (not 👟)51.695634.536
artistic (not scientific)51.495326.4105
hoarder (not unprepared)51.4124828.9115
musical (not off-key)51.481534.950
sexual (not asexual)51.3136528.111
conventional (not creative)51.288830.0123
contrarian (not yes-man)51.1129025.512
short (not tall)50.183527.8148
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.178030.1133
side character (not main character)50.1104230.419
cynical (not gullible)50.8129029.321
geriatric (not vibrant)50.355431.064
awkward (not charming)50.670530.9165
first-mate (not captain)50.6100134.7135
Russian (not French)50.470533.457
metrosexual (not macho)50.6125530.455
bold (not serious)50.5109732.0131
armoured (not vulnerable)50.5125536.1128
wooden (not plastic)50.5151733.827

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Macbeth (0.802)
  2. Mal Cobb (0.772)
  3. George Bluth, Sr. (0.761)
  4. Oswald Cobblepot (0.747)
  5. Lord Voldemort (0.746)
  6. Father Faustus Blackwood (0.736)
  7. Mr. Gold (0.733)
  8. Benjamin Horne (0.728)
  9. Commodus (0.728)
  10. Homelander (0.727)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.554)
  2. Pop Tate (-0.524)
  3. Ted Mullens (-0.509)
  4. Jane Bennet (-0.509)
  5. Lincoln Rice (-0.506)
  6. Samwise Gamgee (-0.499)
  7. Mike Chang (-0.488)
  8. Francis Mulcahy (-0.488)
  9. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (-0.485)
  10. Little John (-0.483)

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

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


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