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Malvolio Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Malvolio is a character from Twelfth Night.

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
judgemental (not accepting)97.424.97
work-first (not family-first)93.7236.07
anxious (not calm)93.397.17
ambitious (not realistic)91.61810.88
cringeworthy (not inspiring)91.297.25
interrupting (not attentive)91.01913.94
strict (not lenient)90.94712.78
stubborn (not accommodating)90.310212.110
🤖 (not 👻)90.257.64
scrub (not legit)90.049.14
opinionated (not neutral)90.016011.45
dorky (not cool)89.7197.711
persistent (not quitter)89.636111.68
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)89.31810.66
motivated (not unmotivated)89.23338.510
arrogant (not humble)88.714515.512
indiscreet (not tactful)88.558.34
winter (not summer)88.4289.19
extreme (not moderate)88.312113.97
conventional (not creative)88.01921.39
stingy (not generous)87.46415.85
tense (not relaxed)86.717419.630
deranged (not reasonable)86.75912.97
stinky (not fresh)86.72613.54
repulsive (not attractive)86.52513.112
frenzied (not sleepy)86.5505.04
🙃 (not 🥰)86.04714.94
punchable (not loveable)86.09418.65
cocky (not timid)85.927511.67
narcissistic (not low self esteem)85.914924.711
creepy (not disarming)85.82313.99
old (not young)85.6938.07
🥶 (not 🥵)85.61011.118
salacious (not wholesome)85.58111.44
pretentious (not unassuming)85.310610.34
competitive (not cooperative)85.228817.914
weird (not normal)85.113613.912
conservative (not liberal)85.15210.07
entitled (not grateful)84.917414.77
tight (not loose)84.611819.68
biased (not impartial)84.58910.119
precise (not vague)84.411724.95
🐷 (not 🐮)84.41625.29
bitter (not sweet)84.413713.211
traditional (not unorthodox)84.45018.79
mischievous (not well behaved)84.328411.97
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.316414.516
dunce (not genius)84.22515.48
ludicrous (not sensible)84.26216.48
depressed (not bright)83.93711.58
ignorant (not knowledgeable)83.83810.14
quarrelsome (not warm)83.718210.712
literal (not metaphorical)83.73014.36
cat person (not dog person)83.67015.011
💩 (not 🌟)83.47020.810
🤔 (not 🤫)83.31227.611
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.31166.47
unlucky (not fortunate)83.14928.710
patriotic (not unpatriotic)82.814011.75
puny (not mighty)81.92623.612
hypocritical (not equitable)81.910515.17
ferocious (not pacifist)81.92748.47
🎨 (not 🏀)81.83398.68
psychopath (not empath)81.817110.714
hurried (not leisurely)81.35114.99
mad (not glad)81.117514.516
vintage (not trendy)81.028823.46
awkward (not charming)80.96923.87
authoritarian (not democratic)80.916624.613
🥴 (not 🥳)80.96516.524
🎩 (not 🧢)80.727623.99
jealous (not compersive)80.615030.65
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)80.512920.98
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.57426.910
bookish (not sporty)80.444721.98
triggered (not trolling)80.34723.315
humorless (not funny)79.69823.110
English (not German)79.533122.98
offended (not chill)79.521227.14
close-minded (not open-minded)79.412019.311
fearmongering (not reassuring)79.416117.88
crazy (not sane)79.321018.711
twitchy (not still)79.223018.713
🧠 (not 💪)78.848224.26
🤡 (not 👽)78.75520.412
moody (not stable)78.639322.514
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)78.59427.813
🤑 (not 🤠)78.417523.711
resolute (not wavering)78.229225.75
head@clouds (not down2earth)78.118926.28
impatient (not patient)77.838925.513
pensive (not serene)77.815620.416
uninspiring (not charismatic)77.7308.07
penny-pincher (not overspender)77.59523.86
non-gamer (not gamer)77.528326.68
loud (not quiet)77.439323.98
bossy (not meek)77.459629.19
first-mate (not captain)77.129926.911
paranoid (not naive)76.919521.011
frugal (not lavish)76.914729.88
clumsy (not coordinated)76.815018.66
historical (not modern)76.819927.016
obedient (not rebellious)76.714725.67
jaded (not innocent)76.649023.15
builder (not explorer)76.58818.46
two-faced (not one-faced)76.519531.38
vengeful (not forgiving)76.437222.114
OCD (not ADHD)76.431728.412
neat (not messy)76.348124.66
tailor (not blacksmith)76.324922.810
💔 (not 💝)76.218324.810
desperate (not high standards)76.112813.78
vain (not demure)75.828823.411
foolish (not wise)75.818114.86
oblivious (not alert)75.712030.57
repetitive (not varied)75.712320.411
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)75.712526.66
racist (not egalitarian)75.66521.518
weakass (not badass)75.610025.19
involved (not remote)75.440033.47
concrete (not abstract)75.422726.47
sheriff (not outlaw)75.332219.97
😭 (not 😀)75.013425.56
oxymoron (not tautology)75.02425.311
miserable (not joyful)74.932530.47
selfish (not altruistic)74.933732.112
cannibal (not vegan)74.82805.14
on-time (not tardy)74.764729.012
reclusive (not social)74.624411.25
antagonist (not protagonist)74.615719.18
eloquent (not unpolished)74.551520.58
driven (not unambitious)74.4110629.019
western (not eastern)74.419126.08
debased (not pure)74.03157.24
beta (not alpha)74.024031.17
rigid (not flexible)73.831430.58
long-winded (not concise)73.811826.212
goth (not flower child)73.720420.87
picky (not always down)73.727427.310
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.535225.58
shallow (not deep)73.515723.48
workaholic (not slacker)73.496421.17
studious (not goof-off)73.374022.69
guarded (not open)73.375425.716
😬 (not 😏)73.114320.810
suspicious (not trusting)73.045025.321
rude (not respectful)73.027125.017
💀 (not 🎃)73.032831.519
everyman (not chosen one)73.01524.94
sensitive (not thick-skinned)72.824320.96
deviant (not average)72.749524.79
cunning (not honorable)72.632128.111
works hard (not plays hard)72.66576.45
wooden (not plastic)72.545524.712
📉 (not 📈)72.44220.95
gloomy (not sunny)72.444322.37
🐐 (not 🦒)72.419836.85
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.438528.120
demonic (not angelic)72.331919.59
cruel (not kind)72.223716.211
insulting (not complimentary)72.033524.54
diligent (not lazy)71.8129020.918
obsessed (not aloof)71.844624.79
masculine (not feminine)71.775217.67
extravagant (not thrifty)71.640030.95
contrarian (not yes-man)71.542123.811
lewd (not tasteful)71.317727.611
formal (not intimate)71.335337.87
unfixable (not fixable)71.320518.66
deep (not epic)71.310918.56
intellectual (not physical)71.268525.112
angry (not good-humored)71.228631.68
🤣 (not 😊)71.220823.14
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.028923.08
pointed (not random)71.083330.112
codependent (not independent)70.923232.014
metrosexual (not macho)70.940826.07
exaggerating (not factual)70.746530.318
sickly (not healthy)70.714317.49
methodical (not astonishing)70.645023.35
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')70.41327.27
bold (not shy)70.3119722.09
villainous (not heroic)70.323721.413
side character (not main character)70.346729.2136
rock (not rap)70.199125.59
trash (not treasure)69.813720.49
ugly (not beautiful)69.810831.36
sexist (not feminist)69.827924.19
analysis (not common sense)69.840828.215
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)69.537932.313
luddite (not technophile)69.521925.915
utilitarian (not decorative)69.553428.28
exuberant (not subdued)69.452325.610
gendered (not androgynous)69.3122930.08
helpless (not resourceful)69.37035.56
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.281527.36
freak (not normie)69.147428.311
frank (not sugarcoated)69.189224.77
demanding (not unchallenging)68.8103430.75
sheltered (not street-smart)68.628922.05
earth (not air)68.649132.77
refined (not rugged)68.560231.58
lustful (not chaste)68.552123.613
outsider (not insider)68.536726.812
idealist (not realist)68.537426.86
classical (not avant-garde)68.542934.711
thick (not thin)68.430928.87
cheesy (not chic)68.445321.710
mundane (not extraordinary)68.314026.96
resistant (not resigned)68.181223.310
unobservant (not perceptive)68.110626.411
🛌 (not 🧗)68.022120.57
machiavellian (not transparent)68.043332.016
hard (not soft)67.860431.45
Pepsi (not Coke)67.68538.510
haunted (not blissful)67.480523.714
philosophical (not real)67.315128.312
conspiracist (not sheeple)67.268927.55
sorrowful (not cheery)67.165831.410
highbrow (not lowbrow)67.058531.85
poisonous (not nurturing)67.041725.68
go-getter (not slugabed)67.0122724.99
businesslike (not chivalrous)66.947124.28
hard (not soft)66.962023.29
overachiever (not underachiever)66.9111727.010
subjective (not objective)66.720030.111
orderly (not chaotic)66.663533.911
emotional (not unemotional)66.395326.714
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.052626.64
manicured (not scruffy)66.091238.88
geriatric (not vibrant)65.817624.99
gatherer (not hunter)65.849330.322
nerd (not jock)65.778328.14
political (not nonpolitical)65.658427.27
chortling (not giggling)65.571631.04
libertarian (not socialist)65.329117.36
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.368922.76
cryptic (not straightforward)65.218525.15
devoted (not unfaithful)65.2136925.112
fire (not water)65.079933.610
monastic (not hedonist)64.922333.113
sad (not happy)64.875424.45
active (not slothful)64.8133825.16
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.651440.65
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)64.552527.212
🤺 (not 🏌)64.4102734.412
overprepared (not efficient)64.311431.47
🐴 (not 🦄)64.266539.420
assertive (not passive)64.0107525.36
dispassionate (not romantic)63.925529.811
presidential (not folksy)63.966929.59
Roman (not Greek)63.730928.111
private (not gregarious)63.485135.811
soulful (not soulless)63.4122512.65
centrist (not radical)63.429035.38
careful (not brave)63.229828.114
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.243923.48
envious (not prideful)63.29038.217
interested (not bored)63.1107136.012
rustic (not cultured)63.135531.89
genocidal (not not genocidal)63.030729.59
gossiping (not confidential)62.639832.65
🐀 (not 🐘)62.646830.317
skeptical (not spiritual)62.5109230.217
😈 (not 😇)62.462830.98
official (not backdoor)62.349234.06
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.360632.76
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.284840.88
sexual (not asexual)62.2101019.86
sarcastic (not genuine)62.160833.711
serious (not bold)61.950530.67
receiving (not giving)61.849834.319
hesitant (not decisive)61.728428.54
individualist (not communal)61.683132.810
perverted (not clean)61.641527.223
ironic (not profound)61.552529.013
expressive (not monotone)61.591622.810
fast-talking (not slow-talking)61.490225.97
direct (not roundabout)61.3108628.57
often crying (not never cries)61.353223.113
noob (not pro)61.225922.45
money-focused (not love-focused)61.244239.36
armoured (not vulnerable)61.193130.99
stuttering (not rhythmic)61.127336.07
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)61.053328.55
human (not animalistic)60.9119927.69
jealous (not opinionated)60.917833.616
practical (not imaginative)60.696438.011
🧕 (not 💃)60.631738.814
enslaved (not emancipated)60.524023.86
urban (not rural)60.4112331.67
poetic (not factual)60.449922.311
traitorous (not loyal)60.330331.114
civilized (not barbaric)60.2112034.05
awkward (not suspicious)60.142240.38
crafty (not scholarly)60.090528.95
disreputable (not prestigious)60.041428.09
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.749429.86
believable (not poorly-written)59.7164918.66
empirical (not theoretical)59.661029.814
queer (not straight)59.629737.49
scandalous (not proper)59.477437.015
hoarder (not unprepared)59.491038.39
stoic (not expressive)59.356030.612
slovenly (not stylish)59.345842.111
valedictorian (not drop out)59.3109937.920
Russian (not French)59.341237.44
rough (not smooth)59.267425.86
child free (not pronatalist)59.1103437.910
juvenile (not mature)59.065634.69
🐩 (not 🐒)59.077428.96
short (not tall)58.958730.466
uncreative (not open to new experinces)58.930439.39
zany (not regular)58.986830.114
irrelevant (not important)58.816428.38
variable (not consistent)58.744131.76
melee (not ranged)58.738030.211
serious (not playful)58.5102136.611
literary (not mathematical)58.497330.711
scientific (not artistic)58.183831.97
self-disciplined (not disorganized)58.0126837.76
heathen (not devout)57.860823.94
fighter (not lover)57.779827.510
fantastical (not realistic)57.663536.020
incompetent (not competent)57.526123.88
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.5120121.58
pop (not indie)57.541332.96
self-assured (not self-conscious)57.3120136.68
cold (not warm)57.371223.78
flamboyant (not modest)57.073431.27
trusting (not charming)57.064111.26
tiresome (not interesting)57.028625.75
🧐 (not 😎)57.071841.17
privileged (not oppressed)57.0115131.410
corporate (not freelance)57.062333.96
slow (not fast)56.932526.69
reliable (not experimental)56.989834.47
autistic (not neurotypical)56.822932.815
statist (not anarchist)56.682831.816
washed (not muddy)56.5109135.512
poor (not rich)56.266127.69
feisty (not gracious)56.1123034.69
predictable (not quirky)56.169725.516
reserved (not chatty)56.085736.510
low IQ (not high IQ)56.025131.012
not introspective (not introspective)55.840836.85
spicy (not mild)55.7112535.47
dry (not moist)55.778934.217
basic (not hipster)55.6104936.67
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.670130.45
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)55.688032.67
dramatic (not comedic)55.5126137.113
rational (not whimsical)55.4104930.811
simple (not complicated)55.341427.818
🤐 (not 😜)55.289536.221
doer (not thinker)55.0118830.47
emotional (not logical)54.897829.513
transient (not permanent)54.860224.24
🥾 (not 👟)54.883738.46
master (not apprentice)54.7122031.89
flirtatious (not prudish)54.698232.810
morning lark (not night owl)54.462736.47
punk rock (not preppy)54.473432.17
kinky (not vanilla)54.388735.015
orange (not purple)54.284041.015
existentialist (not nihilist)54.1122033.88
monochrome (not multicolored)54.088137.37
minimalist (not pack rat)54.097534.34
bad boy (not white knight)54.070831.316
shy (not playful)53.845729.99
instinctual (not reasoned)53.7104430.17
extrovert (not introvert)53.7105524.38
flimsy (not sturdy)53.749533.110
submissive (not dominant)53.659630.78
arcane (not mainstream)53.5106640.310
sage (not whippersnapper)53.483328.712
linear (not circular)53.388232.211
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.2119528.55
secretive (not open-book)53.2123635.35
atheist (not theist)53.1115032.97
off-key (not musical)53.1102329.88
indulgent (not sober)53.099241.87
intense (not lighthearted)52.0134538.95
hypochondriac (not stoic)52.069734.34
apathetic (not curious)51.940031.920
cynical (not gullible)51.8125227.35
innocent (not worldly)51.755826.38
reactive (not proactive)51.5108432.78
generalist (not specialist)51.461339.79
princess (not queen)51.470727.09
impulsive (not cautious)51.399527.815
edgy (not politically correct)51.3111130.86
industrial (not domestic)51.3102632.118
🐿 (not 🦇)51.3113938.16
lost (not enlightened)51.3104823.99
low-tech (not high-tech)51.098329.05
touchy-feely (not distant)51.086135.16
Swedish (not Italian)50.296737.59
flourishing (not traumatized)50.262929.95
tame (not wild)50.379132.34
insecure (not confident)50.459630.010

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Frank Burns (0.78)
  2. Dolores Umbridge (0.758)
  3. Chef Skinner (0.746)
  4. Louis Litt (0.741)
  5. Father Faustus Blackwood (0.737)
  6. Major Arnold Toht (0.731)
  7. Pete Campbell (0.722)
  8. Principal Vernon (0.721)
  9. Cornelius Fudge (0.714)
  10. Samuel Norton (0.71)
  1. Jules (-0.49)
  2. Han Lue (-0.486)
  3. Jim Halpert (-0.485)
  4. Bumblebee (-0.484)
  5. Iroh (-0.48)
  6. Sam Obisanya (-0.477)
  7. Mamá Coco (-0.455)
  8. Chien-Po (-0.454)
  9. Debora (-0.454)
  10. Aang (-0.446)

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

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


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