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Leland Palmer Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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
two-faced (not one-faced)93.4169.214
self-destructive (not self-improving)92.6913.270
crazy (not sane)91.91512.028
moody (not stable)91.23813.7141
traumatized (not flourishing)91.02416.852
twitchy (not still)90.81811.114
deranged (not reasonable)88.43413.028
🥴 (not 🥳)87.8317.927
sad (not happy)87.33417.6182
unfixable (not fixable)87.32817.761
mad (not glad)87.16215.038
psychopath (not empath)87.09220.918
frenzied (not sleepy)86.94315.861
haunted (not blissful)86.59418.021
villainous (not heroic)86.07718.1122
complicated (not simple)85.913718.6140
perverted (not clean)85.95714.513
tense (not relaxed)85.919718.2145
freak (not normie)85.39024.511
💔 (not 💝)85.24519.143
secretive (not open-book)85.118825.257
cannibal (not vegan)85.17919.566
mysterious (not unambiguous)84.96516.5134
emotional (not logical)84.810818.5148
weird (not normal)84.714020.0146
demonic (not angelic)84.710418.5141
chaotic (not orderly)84.315921.9152
extreme (not moderate)84.325017.9125
deviant (not average)84.112117.3106
fire (not water)84.020525.711
🙃 (not 🥰)83.96419.846
enslaved (not emancipated)83.7722.8129
paranoid (not naive)83.75116.123
intense (not lighthearted)83.629023.059
obsessed (not aloof)83.610623.3159
unlucky (not fortunate)83.44420.7134
wild (not tame)83.227319.6131
cryptic (not straightforward)83.01620.3131
😈 (not 😇)82.818421.759
winter (not summer)82.710919.621
😭 (not 😀)82.42622.047
mischievous (not well behaved)82.333023.9134
ludicrous (not sensible)82.38023.3122
lost (not enlightened)82.35619.761
variable (not consistent)82.12527.347
debased (not pure)81.916123.6136
jealous (not compersive)81.912416.6138
corporate (not freelance)81.910020.858
salacious (not wholesome)81.614321.728
dramatic (not comedic)80.927224.116
outlaw (not sheriff)80.525819.8136
jaded (not innocent)80.333119.411
authoritarian (not democratic)79.918520.0160
fantastical (not realistic)79.914922.67
poisonous (not nurturing)79.621427.760
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)79.66523.115
gendered (not androgynous)79.560825.462
pensive (not serene)79.21209.05
diligent (not lazy)79.096817.8136
traitorous (not loyal)78.611523.1133
creepy (not disarming)78.57322.480
interested (not bored)78.526822.417
sorrowful (not cheery)78.420623.2141
old (not young)78.420114.7137
lustful (not chaste)78.224024.0136
depressed (not bright)78.211023.0154
driven (not unambitious)78.091021.4127
guarded (not open)77.955620.9141
air (not earth)77.92324.816
cunning (not honorable)77.822522.0218
workaholic (not slacker)77.877420.051
offended (not chill)77.825318.462
OCD (not ADHD)77.826320.011
miserable (not joyful)77.824524.325
biased (not impartial)77.724321.5146
experimental (not reliable)77.719220.756
sickly (not healthy)77.66423.9133
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)77.66427.356
rich (not poor)77.545018.6127
sexist (not feminist)77.517023.334
anxious (not calm)77.427426.8138
🦇 (not 🐿)77.416124.649
kinky (not vanilla)77.122825.8132
libertarian (not socialist)77.14721.5126
tailor (not blacksmith)77.122821.150
💀 (not 🎃)77.122130.438
night owl (not morning lark)76.935722.4100
persistent (not quitter)76.8119622.528
bold (not shy)76.893022.0148
head@clouds (not down2earth)76.721025.5125
selfish (not altruistic)76.630125.9148
important (not irrelevant)76.680225.230
bad boy (not white knight)76.622725.420
instinctual (not reasoned)76.627222.2149
🐀 (not 🐘)76.311528.449
animalistic (not human)76.26024.4164
suspicious (not trusting)76.036826.2126
confidential (not gossiping)75.956525.9120
hypocritical (not equitable)75.920524.0107
🐐 (not 🦒)75.810924.134
cringeworthy (not inspiring)75.718022.470
arrogant (not humble)75.643623.4153
🎩 (not 🧢)75.640127.844
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)75.623625.9135
spicy (not mild)75.447722.8131
individualist (not communal)75.336428.362
genocidal (not not genocidal)75.115415.617
ferocious (not pacifist)75.048425.2164
👻 (not 🤖)74.915231.733
masculine (not feminine)74.963621.3152
impulsive (not cautious)74.838227.6126
antagonist (not protagonist)74.815330.112
valedictorian (not drop out)74.764819.722
dramatic (not no-nonsense)74.433427.558
trash (not treasure)74.410526.085
vengeful (not forgiving)74.340724.6129
poetic (not factual)74.213724.346
indulgent (not sober)74.035027.1158
😬 (not 😏)73.912530.837
melee (not ranged)73.85228.141
whimsical (not rational)73.725826.0142
quarrelsome (not warm)73.743125.5130
scandalous (not proper)73.639527.2139
emotional (not unemotional)73.663729.08
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.516126.547
active (not slothful)72.996524.0157
entitled (not grateful)72.741525.513
fearmongering (not reassuring)72.727229.716
metaphorical (not literal)72.68026.1123
hunter (not gatherer)72.647027.967
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.640537.15
businesslike (not chivalrous)72.634524.610
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)72.529424.6138
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.525528.344
machiavellian (not transparent)72.431625.019
demanding (not unchallenging)72.484620.911
arcane (not mainstream)72.129926.9153
exaggerating (not factual)72.142218.08
exuberant (not subdued)72.040726.065
worldly (not innocent)71.971323.5129
attentive (not interrupting)71.933024.310
zany (not regular)71.843226.626
goth (not flower child)71.622819.311
circular (not linear)71.311128.343
charming (not trusting)71.236923.1145
angry (not good-humored)71.027925.9129
feisty (not gracious)70.966524.5168
flirtatious (not prudish)70.849031.25
gloomy (not sunny)70.549329.270
privileged (not oppressed)70.471329.355
western (not eastern)70.331529.332
💩 (not 🌟)70.218029.543
indie (not pop)70.152022.223
heathen (not devout)69.825630.0136
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.831927.8179
manicured (not scruffy)69.880526.7132
analysis (not common sense)69.741023.018
bitter (not sweet)69.643525.5130
competitive (not cooperative)69.572225.8142
cold (not warm)69.540428.1140
vintage (not trendy)69.574422.610
suspicious (not awkward)69.465329.5148
🤣 (not 😊)69.424829.646
luddite (not technophile)69.222021.8106
extraordinary (not mundane)69.176228.3139
lewd (not tasteful)69.021525.0121
rigid (not flexible)69.046026.3121
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.060727.389
🐷 (not 🐮)69.016029.942
stinky (not fresh)68.919133.929
cruel (not kind)68.826528.0135
playful (not shy)68.684423.1121
high IQ (not low IQ)68.6118821.7159
stylish (not slovenly)68.668225.1148
philosophical (not real)68.511926.3133
abstract (not concrete)68.526329.731
basic (not hipster)68.449625.0150
🧠 (not 💪)68.486923.550
conservative (not liberal)68.324424.722
judgemental (not accepting)68.151424.793
stubborn (not accommodating)68.192736.915
repulsive (not attractive)68.119328.5128
dominant (not submissive)67.986531.5132
edgy (not politically correct)67.858028.0147
non-gamer (not gamer)67.763438.513
highbrow (not lowbrow)67.556324.2133
overachiever (not underachiever)67.5106829.116
anarchist (not statist)67.238631.338
vain (not demure)67.151127.2123
flamboyant (not modest)67.149925.7151
strict (not lenient)67.058527.8138
barbaric (not civilized)67.026728.0161
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.985924.218
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.877633.845
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.654229.436
foolish (not wise)66.635423.5131
flimsy (not sturdy)66.621226.149
impatient (not patient)66.573629.065
🧐 (not 😎)66.441632.537
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.417326.051
tight (not loose)66.279131.067
punchable (not loveable)66.035427.259
lavish (not frugal)65.846423.6129
quirky (not predictable)65.744734.912
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.542730.921
preppy (not punk rock)65.475929.670
receiving (not giving)65.442232.918
motivated (not unmotivated)65.4148531.216
insulting (not complimentary)65.248826.466
helpless (not resourceful)65.29532.055
eloquent (not unpolished)65.082628.0172
scrub (not legit)65.015029.033
hedonist (not monastic)64.944128.223
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.982227.025
expressive (not monotone)64.877933.717
go-getter (not slugabed)64.7130222.720
reactive (not proactive)64.638628.614
refined (not rugged)64.571327.3146
self-assured (not self-conscious)64.586631.8145
opinionated (not neutral)64.5135427.611
contrarian (not yes-man)64.568718.38
historical (not modern)64.349625.998
presidential (not folksy)64.364528.358
money-focused (not love-focused)64.339529.29
expressive (not stoic)64.175431.7136
hurried (not leisurely)64.157128.1114
extrovert (not introvert)64.072327.4137
pronatalist (not child free)64.028132.9113
🥶 (not 🥵)64.033230.930
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.970132.259
spiritual (not skeptical)63.824529.8134
📉 (not 📈)63.716135.747
🤐 (not 😜)63.559535.028
rock (not rap)63.5133828.717
backdoor (not official)63.462133.1119
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.2107930.8116
👽 (not 🤡)63.256337.340
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.278525.820
imaginative (not practical)63.140529.9162
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.1121129.7158
oxymoron (not tautology)63.039029.317
cocky (not timid)63.0107231.923
low-tech (not high-tech)62.958826.8109
long-winded (not concise)62.938826.417
loud (not quiet)62.772926.9139
roundabout (not direct)62.719932.2124
master (not apprentice)62.696428.048
ugly (not beautiful)62.518527.168
subjective (not objective)62.533531.950
straight (not queer)62.4118731.271
rebellious (not obedient)62.390530.1132
varied (not repetitive)62.324633.461
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.147728.5127
vague (not precise)62.124928.594
wavering (not resolute)62.116529.332
hypochondriac (not stoic)61.933933.114
idealist (not realist)61.755429.549
transient (not permanent)61.433431.262
racist (not egalitarian)61.418726.822
ambitious (not realistic)61.384721.613
close-minded (not open-minded)61.243027.6133
bookish (not sporty)61.196724.1135
🏌 (not 🤺)61.019836.232
🤑 (not 🤠)60.949531.639
Roman (not Greek)60.942331.938
serious (not playful)60.894227.8132
bossy (not meek)60.8112029.6127
fast (not slow)60.7112226.7131
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.7111531.442
💃 (not 🧕)60.796234.647
believable (not poorly-written)60.6154629.261
chortling (not giggling)60.690133.858
triggered (not trolling)60.695834.453
crafty (not scholarly)60.586630.9121
on-time (not tardy)60.5105622.017
cultured (not rustic)60.589936.915
codependent (not independent)60.442033.2129
interesting (not tiresome)60.3117530.9173
assertive (not passive)60.3116731.2145
rude (not respectful)60.152229.9133
muddy (not washed)59.943332.614
autistic (not neurotypical)59.816631.1123
romantic (not dispassionate)59.7110932.061
🤫 (not 🤔)59.633440.043
soulless (not soulful)59.532531.567
political (not nonpolitical)59.480033.0111
literary (not mathematical)59.488628.0132
theist (not atheist)59.445131.547
disreputable (not prestigious)59.341833.2112
multicolored (not monochrome)59.363935.748
often crying (not never cries)59.158929.88
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.069130.4130
specialist (not generalist)59.087328.050
🐴 (not 🦄)59.082733.459
prideful (not envious)58.9132624.012
hard (not soft)58.685930.8141
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.672127.8121
dorky (not cool)58.563430.026
pretentious (not unassuming)58.485632.024
extravagant (not thrifty)58.469423.012
empirical (not theoretical)58.367730.8104
decisive (not hesitant)58.1117128.2145
oblivious (not alert)58.142832.232
tactful (not indiscreet)58.0102430.824
cheesy (not chic)57.879731.319
picky (not always down)57.686130.016
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.4104126.963
unorthodox (not traditional)57.389934.751
urban (not rural)57.3117429.229
desperate (not high standards)57.350034.723
🎨 (not 🏀)57.2103131.634
doer (not thinker)57.2106432.414
jealous (not opinionated)57.123130.622
queen (not princess)57.1102329.710
hard (not soft)57.092030.862
involved (not remote)56.9131534.3121
outsider (not insider)56.979533.698
🛌 (not 🧗)56.648333.543
chatty (not reserved)56.482330.1150
private (not gregarious)56.2107830.3125
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)56.262832.38
pro (not noob)56.0134232.833
jock (not nerd)55.969625.3154
coordinated (not clumsy)55.9118030.4117
spontaneous (not scheduled)55.772435.2135
deep (not shallow)55.7113731.173
introspective (not not introspective)55.6118929.921
rough (not smooth)55.477430.5143
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.492623.826
formal (not intimate)55.378728.626
Italian (not Swedish)55.283431.648
🐒 (not 🐩)55.073734.742
pointed (not random)54.9135941.010
English (not German)54.8163331.146
ignorant (not knowledgeable)54.741128.441
deep (not epic)54.675236.89
alpha (not beta)54.5111633.2125
juvenile (not mature)54.376631.361
sage (not whippersnapper)54.376624.546
pack rat (not minimalist)54.166931.322
dunce (not genius)54.045325.3168
industrial (not domestic)53.986933.757
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.8113834.3129
intellectual (not physical)53.7117827.4133
careful (not brave)53.656127.9128
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.659229.984
fighter (not lover)53.689025.614
orange (not purple)53.583034.1106
Coke (not Pepsi)53.584536.012
plays hard (not works hard)53.452929.4136
humorless (not funny)53.467328.8134
frank (not sugarcoated)53.4145234.324
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.392533.636
nihilist (not existentialist)53.248532.153
sheltered (not street-smart)53.163627.0120
rhythmic (not stuttering)53.1139232.751
moist (not dry)53.183532.354
disorganized (not self-disciplined)53.050534.3125
efficient (not overprepared)53.0142931.150
stingy (not generous)53.064832.113
plastic (not wooden)53.039133.919
resistant (not resigned)52.9155332.5188
reclusive (not social)52.977932.035
goof-off (not studious)52.958931.023
family-first (not work-first)52.794532.1134
insecure (not confident)52.551434.1151
thin (not thick)52.5113023.786
🥾 (not 👟)52.588234.635
curious (not apathetic)52.3142431.5117
astonishing (not methodical)52.269432.4130
puny (not mighty)52.247929.8147
cat person (not dog person)52.190735.412
centrist (not radical)52.174328.219
builder (not explorer)52.086628.6135
incompetent (not competent)51.934031.0146
unobservant (not perceptive)51.930232.246
sarcastic (not genuine)51.887931.2117
classical (not avant-garde)51.8108031.056
neat (not messy)51.7117531.6102
utilitarian (not decorative)51.6124831.649
profound (not ironic)51.688223.57
everyman (not chosen one)51.680629.216
devoted (not unfaithful)51.6160237.214
tall (not short)51.5110927.7132
artistic (not scientific)51.491526.4105
conventional (not creative)51.485230.1122
hoarder (not unprepared)51.4121428.9115
musical (not off-key)51.479934.950
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.175130.1133
asexual (not sexual)50.857923.06
cynical (not gullible)50.8124529.321
bold (not serious)50.7106732.1130
geriatric (not vibrant)50.353731.064
awkward (not charming)50.667930.9165
first-mate (not captain)50.696734.7135
Russian (not French)50.469433.457
metrosexual (not macho)50.6122230.455
weakass (not badass)50.448636.014
armoured (not vulnerable)50.5122536.1128
distant (not touchy-feely)50.5109433.719

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 (0.799)
  2. Mal Cobb (0.767)
  3. George Bluth, Sr. (0.755)
  4. Lord Voldemort (0.743)
  5. Mr. Gold (0.736)
  6. Oswald Cobblepot (0.736)
  7. Father Faustus Blackwood (0.733)
  8. Benjamin Horne (0.726)
  9. Commodus (0.723)
  10. Roy Petty (0.72)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.555)
  2. Pop Tate (-0.531)
  3. Ted Mullens (-0.512)
  4. Jane Bennet (-0.504)
  5. Lincoln Rice (-0.503)
  6. Samwise Gamgee (-0.503)
  7. Little John (-0.491)
  8. Francis Mulcahy (-0.486)
  9. Doc (-0.486)
  10. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (-0.485)

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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