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The Cowardly Lion Descriptive Personality Statistics

The Cowardly Lion is a character from The Wizard of Oz.

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
anxious (not calm)93.3710.0112
emotional (not unemotional)92.63010.748
often crying (not never cries)91.91011.664
sensitive (not thick-skinned)90.2915.3119
emotional (not logical)89.83613.3136
dramatic (not no-nonsense)88.46615.1112
soft (not hard)87.44216.3154
hesitant (not decisive)87.4817.0131
insecure (not confident)87.11819.7172
self-conscious (not self-assured)86.91019.8122
exaggerating (not factual)86.89115.176
twitchy (not still)86.26414.7120
clumsy (not coordinated)85.65215.3100
submissive (not dominant)85.15219.1159
soft (not hard)85.16215.8126
low self esteem (not narcissistic)85.02322.6126
flower child (not goth)84.716520.143
codependent (not independent)84.53820.6111
tense (not relaxed)84.426218.8109
vulnerable (not armoured)84.02218.1105
orange (not purple)83.72820.4128
first-mate (not captain)83.611918.9108
beta (not alpha)83.37719.2147
lover (not fighter)83.19220.2104
warm (not cold)82.618221.0129
kind (not cruel)82.442620.2118
🛌 (not 🧗)81.74820.2379
traumatized (not flourishing)81.718020.4128
soulful (not soulless)81.544719.2144
cautious (not impulsive)81.411725.6131
loyal (not traitorous)81.268921.0100
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.12824.2115
claustrophobic (not spelunker)80.82523.0127
timid (not cocky)80.54126.466
weakass (not badass)80.15823.998
low-tech (not high-tech)80.011619.9110
cat person (not dog person)80.012627.660
moody (not stable)79.735019.5105
apprentice (not master)79.69118.4149
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)79.51924.1131
shy (not bold)79.22624.8132
wholesome (not salacious)79.224322.1346
🐿 (not 🦇)78.919322.2334
gullible (not cynical)78.79523.164
queer (not straight)78.49420.7103
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.411324.1384
paranoid (not naive)78.413728.451
family-first (not work-first)78.328420.1151
passive (not assertive)78.35023.5127
😇 (not 😈)78.222722.3373
thick (not thin)77.615522.6124
meek (not bossy)77.59524.6136
literary (not mathematical)77.417117.2109
dorky (not cool)77.416319.8309
poetic (not factual)77.38818.9124
pacifist (not ferocious)77.212423.6145
expressive (not stoic)77.034023.999
introvert (not extrovert)76.917425.9124
love-focused (not money-focused)76.957525.648
romantic (not dispassionate)76.842322.2116
juvenile (not mature)76.622119.9152
heroic (not villainous)76.569718.9136
gatherer (not hunter)76.520424.7136
sheltered (not street-smart)76.413525.6125
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)76.411925.9124
nurturing (not poisonous)76.342422.693
artistic (not scientific)76.226719.9108
😭 (not 😀)76.111124.6388
angelic (not demonic)76.033020.0111
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.018926.2124
touchy-feely (not distant)76.017324.255
fixable (not unfixable)75.812425.0113
bashful (not exhibitionist)75.74127.7100
depressed (not bright)75.715220.3108
weird (not normal)75.039820.2149
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.017721.7128
noob (not pro)74.95022.4356
asexual (not sexual)74.713427.873
😬 (not 😏)74.511526.9365
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.565528.141
repetitive (not varied)74.314622.2175
honorable (not cunning)74.236523.7243
expressive (not monotone)74.248626.163
offended (not chill)74.134124.3123
devoted (not unfaithful)74.1101522.947
pure (not debased)74.132221.6109
whimsical (not rational)73.925224.3140
historical (not modern)73.925621.499
hypochondriac (not stoic)73.810926.443
preppy (not punk rock)73.749122.8119
sorrowful (not cheery)73.638020.7109
innocent (not worldly)73.512824.3132
flimsy (not sturdy)73.59523.8124
wavering (not resolute)73.43325.3339
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.219222.0100
🤠 (not 🤑)73.140423.8362
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.116830.2337
empath (not psychopath)73.058426.395
cheesy (not chic)73.029028.053
obedient (not rebellious)72.821923.991
fantastical (not realistic)72.828427.990
shy (not playful)72.79225.0138
🎃 (not 💀)72.622430.599
🤡 (not 👽)72.613925.0339
domestic (not industrial)72.515020.4110
summer (not winter)72.538827.458
earth (not air)72.332426.1100
oxymoron (not tautology)72.36828.730
tailor (not blacksmith)72.242324.0108
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.022627.3109
treasure (not trash)72.099824.1418
🥴 (not 🥳)71.823926.7343
reactive (not proactive)71.715928.950
roundabout (not direct)71.56424.8103
reclusive (not social)71.531625.9373
helpless (not resourceful)71.24524.5116
forgiving (not vengeful)71.239826.1113
slacker (not workaholic)71.116321.8121
white knight (not bad boy)71.055522.356
transparent (not machiavellian)71.022024.557
dunce (not genius)70.914921.4237
luddite (not technophile)70.717924.7100
one-faced (not two-faced)70.669731.1112
lost (not enlightened)70.532325.3125
pensive (not serene)70.552223.277
desperate (not high standards)70.521128.7124
old (not young)70.436823.6100
folksy (not presidential)70.431326.4121
vintage (not trendy)70.371425.8106
sweet (not bitter)70.243124.9107
loveable (not punchable)70.056429.8137
metrosexual (not macho)69.645728.0115
warm (not quarrelsome)69.536329.7133
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)69.525526.092
careful (not brave)69.218829.7138
low IQ (not high IQ)69.210623.8147
goof-off (not studious)69.232525.8362
lighthearted (not intense)69.220329.5134
🎨 (not 🏀)69.174428.193
unprepared (not hoarder)68.914125.9117
rural (not urban)68.820128.4333
incompetent (not competent)68.712326.5140
nerd (not jock)68.667928.3123
slow (not fast)68.611323.4133
foolish (not wise)68.430725.3137
tame (not wild)68.430728.2178
zany (not regular)68.453424.8302
subjective (not objective)68.314927.5124
lenient (not strict)68.239126.2140
good-humored (not angry)68.257122.3100
slothful (not active)67.98623.0120
innocent (not jaded)67.622929.145
underachiever (not overachiever)67.612327.8100
flamboyant (not modest)67.549329.9126
👻 (not 🤖)67.537425.7305
triggered (not trolling)67.555027.5108
awkward (not suspicious)67.427631.7123
sad (not happy)67.362024.4133
miserable (not joyful)67.261625.8360
genuine (not sarcastic)67.153727.1133
wooden (not plastic)67.171725.894
complimentary (not insulting)67.056326.3129
egalitarian (not racist)67.0130025.3257
decorative (not utilitarian)66.925126.2101
long-winded (not concise)66.826627.946
guarded (not open)66.799629.4120
random (not pointed)66.720627.589
rock (not rap)66.7117229.842
awkward (not charming)66.529526.5135
imaginative (not practical)66.534728.6129
philosophical (not real)66.515825.7126
protagonist (not antagonist)66.597629.753
skeptical (not spiritual)66.390928.7112
average (not deviant)66.320725.9104
dramatic (not comedic)66.386531.9101
generous (not stingy)66.372727.885
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.845230.6120
autistic (not neurotypical)65.88227.0123
open-book (not secretive)65.828430.3117
tardy (not on-time)65.833926.8115
unambiguous (not mysterious)65.751329.2126
slugabed (not go-getter)65.76928.5281
musical (not off-key)65.633329.9119
quitter (not persistent)65.61330.5347
extravagant (not thrifty)65.552329.0103
puny (not mighty)65.418826.6120
💝 (not 💔)65.450032.8297
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.380527.4351
cooperative (not competitive)65.235629.0110
uncreative (not open to new experinces)65.220230.0141
feminist (not sexist)65.197526.3267
🎩 (not 🧢)65.166431.0326
tight (not loose)65.085029.1130
thinker (not doer)64.923832.8107
western (not eastern)64.861829.2312
vanilla (not kinky)64.750631.896
poor (not rich)64.742825.2100
indiscreet (not tactful)64.523625.5318
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.550926.5294
everyman (not chosen one)64.536723.348
mild (not spicy)64.333730.8154
🥰 (not 🙃)64.355231.4327
believable (not poorly-written)64.3137626.3110
circular (not linear)64.329929.0108
unchallenging (not demanding)64.317033.6107
humble (not arrogant)64.249629.993
ADHD (not OCD)64.139631.672
abstract (not concrete)63.937427.5361
animalistic (not human)63.722931.1135
gloomy (not sunny)63.768928.1104
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.666227.1363
instinctual (not reasoned)63.567329.6143
rigid (not flexible)63.563127.0105
statist (not anarchist)63.454127.1251
oppressed (not privileged)63.435327.9133
nonpolitical (not political)63.337131.088
🐀 (not 🐘)63.342734.1370
chaotic (not orderly)63.264127.398
sheeple (not conspiracist)63.214030.6129
😊 (not 🤣)63.281230.3386
impatient (not patient)63.184327.1113
grateful (not entitled)63.158828.9120
devout (not heathen)63.059426.5129
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.055328.8100
🏌 (not 🤺)62.816631.2325
respectful (not rude)62.784126.3126
backdoor (not official)62.763826.689
🥾 (not 👟)62.754631.2332
civilized (not barbaric)62.6100226.7100
overprepared (not efficient)62.613926.0113
crazy (not sane)62.564524.7344
freak (not normie)62.569426.0118
biased (not impartial)62.493623.3106
drop out (not valedictorian)62.442528.4338
ironic (not profound)62.448428.5107
unlucky (not fortunate)62.358727.7118
theist (not atheist)62.335826.8115
important (not irrelevant)62.3137428.2406
fearmongering (not reassuring)62.347634.846
picky (not always down)62.266031.560
funny (not humorless)62.179226.6131
beautiful (not ugly)62.0132030.7168
yes-man (not contrarian)62.029931.047
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.9126628.9137
gossiping (not confidential)61.840530.5138
clean (not perverted)61.8100029.389
arcane (not mainstream)61.768828.477
🤐 (not 😜)61.766332.3361
water (not fire)61.743531.6103
vague (not precise)61.625627.5123
chaste (not lustful)61.546629.1124
bookish (not sporty)61.596229.1114
🐐 (not 🦒)61.576828.6344
non-gamer (not gamer)61.586732.676
🌟 (not 💩)61.3123129.6376
interrupting (not attentive)61.259228.785
French (not Russian)61.175231.387
centrist (not radical)61.136629.149
repulsive (not attractive)61.027526.5138
hurried (not leisurely)60.771829.5118
close-minded (not open-minded)60.744029.3100
oblivious (not alert)60.737632.5354
freelance (not corporate)60.788330.1116
giving (not receiving)60.692429.850
playful (not serious)60.452628.3107
🧐 (not 😎)60.259531.6346
tall (not short)60.185629.4194
democratic (not authoritarian)60.077229.587
feminine (not masculine)59.965025.6154
tasteful (not lewd)59.9101226.997
vegan (not cannibal)59.974033.5125
metaphorical (not literal)59.831329.5152
disarming (not creepy)59.8116629.1162
morning lark (not night owl)59.744429.8134
princess (not queen)59.745232.955
physical (not intellectual)59.649030.893
pack rat (not minimalist)59.649328.1327
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.672633.1140
existentialist (not nihilist)59.590030.781
extraordinary (not mundane)59.4112528.9142
plays hard (not works hard)59.341827.7131
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.397229.562
gracious (not feisty)59.232329.2129
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.252329.0154
androgynous (not gendered)59.19428.6131
melee (not ranged)59.135031.489
Pepsi (not Coke)58.932534.5102
chatty (not reserved)58.876730.6106
astonishing (not methodical)58.749228.4120
deranged (not reasonable)58.757626.5354
🦄 (not 🐴)58.755632.2326
stubborn (not accommodating)58.7125833.7124
indulgent (not sober)58.679129.2111
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.640429.2106
unmotivated (not motivated)58.510033.162
curious (not apathetic)58.4118830.295
stinky (not fresh)58.440027.9302
child free (not pronatalist)58.3102827.692
reliable (not experimental)58.282829.4113
proper (not scandalous)58.175427.679
unambitious (not driven)58.010129.8146
glad (not mad)58.059426.1346
lazy (not diligent)57.915624.8110
intimate (not formal)57.973528.9342
transient (not permanent)57.846026.0105
ignorant (not knowledgeable)57.734925.1129
outsider (not insider)57.677432.9125
rustic (not cultured)57.549327.954
deep (not shallow)57.4105528.7415
prudish (not flirtatious)57.362926.947
politically correct (not edgy)57.262727.1100
introspective (not not introspective)57.2112129.6240
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.276030.1343
messy (not neat)57.158128.1148
accepting (not judgemental)57.171530.3108
aloof (not obsessed)57.024028.195
💪 (not 🧠)57.045731.3399
classical (not avant-garde)56.989030.077
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.9106630.2101
smooth (not rough)56.876329.2117
deep (not epic)56.863229.979
theoretical (not empirical)56.735030.4130
subdued (not exuberant)56.655533.0102
haunted (not blissful)56.6118828.999
serious (not bold)56.566626.7170
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.488931.6299
whippersnapper (not sage)56.471029.896
sugarcoated (not frank)56.426029.450
demure (not vain)56.374230.7116
English (not German)56.2159333.1108
interested (not bored)56.2131729.996
stylish (not slovenly)56.1109328.1102
muddy (not washed)56.154029.758
tiresome (not interesting)56.031228.6141
vibrant (not geriatric)56.0122627.8125
rugged (not refined)55.971030.0104
📈 (not 📉)55.9118732.6368
Swedish (not Italian)55.970133.971
enslaved (not emancipated)55.833229.8126
sheriff (not outlaw)55.783228.4135
prestigious (not disreputable)55.7110329.181
moist (not dry)55.672429.9116
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.568330.6144
libertarian (not socialist)55.483829.6130
altruistic (not selfish)55.4100028.2195
suspicious (not trusting)55.294832.8134
jealous (not compersive)55.280131.199
prideful (not envious)55.2147733.0139
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.0112031.2113
gregarious (not private)54.858131.2109
crafty (not scholarly)54.8105227.0120
idealist (not realist)54.877033.5162
unorthodox (not traditional)54.798933.5107
unobservant (not perceptive)54.626129.0108
neutral (not opinionated)54.615632.8115
conservative (not liberal)54.554832.0320
lavish (not frugal)54.474529.895
manicured (not scruffy)54.3116633.5115
sleepy (not frenzied)54.315930.7139
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.2101234.7110
ludicrous (not sensible)54.265931.2108
trusting (not charming)54.273229.894
generalist (not specialist)54.247427.880
indie (not pop)54.2117032.051
🐩 (not 🐒)54.192133.8353
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.084529.167
extreme (not moderate)53.9115030.8153
unpolished (not eloquent)53.965231.497
unassuming (not pretentious)53.966033.4351
scrub (not legit)53.832628.0298
well behaved (not mischievous)53.773229.1120
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.7114633.0109
multicolored (not monochrome)53.583133.2106
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.394428.686
hypocritical (not equitable)53.377229.2183
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.250833.1308
jealous (not opinionated)53.231730.338
remote (not involved)52.833427.895
sickly (not healthy)52.843226.0153
Roman (not Greek)52.888229.4100
resigned (not resistant)52.724733.3162
realistic (not ambitious)52.762932.2131
simple (not complicated)52.547731.4112
🐮 (not 🐷)52.2120429.9330
builder (not explorer)52.086630.881
🥵 (not 🥶)51.7109932.373
straightforward (not cryptic)51.6141231.1112
quiet (not loud)51.687432.5127
💃 (not 🧕)51.6125333.2341
conventional (not creative)51.584629.9102
chortling (not giggling)51.5124633.9138
hipster (not basic)51.469028.997
individualist (not communal)51.2119432.988
consistent (not variable)51.2120631.3118
analysis (not common sense)51.2112728.249
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.093930.668
🤫 (not 🤔)50.868833.7303
monastic (not hedonist)50.779925.4177
predictable (not quirky)50.490430.266
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.588133.4169

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Cheswick (0.764)
  2. Buster Bluth (0.76)
  3. Alfredo Linguini (0.728)
  4. The Scarecrow (0.709)
  5. Billy Bibbit (0.706)
  6. Rex (0.705)
  7. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (0.697)
  8. Morty Smith (0.662)
  9. Milhouse Van Houten (0.645)
  10. Gary Walsh (0.641)
  1. Charlotte Hale (-0.593)
  2. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (-0.549)
  3. Angel Eyes (-0.545)
  4. Lorraine Broughton (-0.537)
  5. Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (-0.527)
  6. Cristina Yang (-0.527)
  7. Leslie Winkle (-0.524)
  8. Marsellus Wallace (-0.519)
  9. Colonel Graff (-0.514)
  10. Harvey Specter (-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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