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The Cowardly Lion Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 500 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
gentle (not harsh)96.046.28
anxious (not calm)93.41010.0114
quivering (not unstirring)92.918.610
emotional (not unemotional)92.53610.664
unstable (not stable)91.7668.610
often crying (not never cries)91.51011.881
sensitive (not thick-skinned)90.4715.2121
fearful (not hopeful)90.0410.28
emotional (not logical)89.93513.3137
dramatic (not no-nonsense)88.47115.0113
feeler (not thinker)88.35814.513
natural (not mechanical)88.2269.610
hesitant (not decisive)87.5716.9133
soft (not hard)87.44616.3154
small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary)87.43210.87
insecure (not confident)87.32019.6175
goofy (not unfrivolous)87.2999.910
exaggerating (not factual)86.99114.978
self-conscious (not self-assured)86.91019.8122
twitchy (not still)86.27214.5125
clumsy (not coordinated)85.95215.299
follower (not leader)85.76810.79
bear (not wolf)85.63216.18
submissive (not dominant)85.25519.0160
soft (not hard)85.26215.8127
low self esteem (not narcissistic)85.22822.4128
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)85.112014.010
codependent (not independent)85.13820.2118
tense (not relaxed)84.428318.6111
heartfelt (not clinical)84.119914.98
flower child (not goth)84.019222.160
first-mate (not captain)83.812218.9109
orange (not purple)83.73520.3129
awkward (not comfortable)83.79712.98
vulnerable (not armoured)83.32919.2108
lover (not fighter)83.19220.2104
beta (not alpha)83.18819.5149
warm (not cold)82.819220.7133
kind (not cruel)82.446320.2118
fantasy-prone (not grounded)82.419311.712
sheepish (not smug)82.03425.08
cautious (not impulsive)81.910325.3136
love shy (not cassanova)81.98523.811
🛌 (not 🧗)81.75620.2379
traumatized (not flourishing)81.620420.4129
employee (not entrepreneur)81.58123.514
loyal (not traitorous)81.274021.0100
claustrophobic (not spelunker)81.12122.9129
cat person (not dog person)81.111527.568
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.12724.2115
soulful (not soulless)81.050620.2146
homebody (not world traveler)80.914433.37
hugs (not handshakes)80.521011.111
love-focused (not money-focused)80.347422.668
overthinker (not underthinker)80.339320.912
lion (not zebra)80.241030.612
slumbering (not insomniac)80.1249.68
low-tech (not high-tech)80.113619.8111
timid (not cocky)80.04926.770
childlike (not parental)80.025326.19
weakass (not badass)79.95923.7100
moody (not stable)79.737719.5105
apprentice (not master)79.79518.3151
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)79.52324.1131
flawed (not perfect)79.536313.111
wholesome (not salacious)79.326422.0348
friendly (not unfriendly)79.152420.29
shy (not bold)79.03024.7134
🐿 (not 🦇)78.920922.1336
queer (not straight)78.610820.7104
gullible (not cynical)78.59122.772
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.412024.1385
passive (not assertive)78.35223.5127
😇 (not 😈)78.225122.2376
apologetic (not proud)78.24526.212
family-first (not work-first)78.230020.3153
thick (not thin)77.816322.6125
meek (not bossy)77.510124.6136
literary (not mathematical)77.419017.2109
dorky (not cool)77.417619.7312
paranoid (not naive)77.418229.458
poetic (not factual)77.38918.8125
pacifist (not ferocious)77.313523.6146
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)77.332814.28
expressive (not stoic)77.235523.9100
spirited (not lifeless)77.169815.310
introvert (not extrovert)77.018125.8125
romantic (not dispassionate)77.044122.2117
delicate (not coarse)77.013728.98
gluttonous (not moderate)76.919721.612
sheltered (not street-smart)76.514225.5127
gatherer (not hunter)76.521324.7136
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)76.512825.7126
angelic (not demonic)76.334119.8114
juvenile (not mature)76.323720.2154
nurturing (not poisonous)76.345322.594
anti-prank (not prankster)76.349323.111
artistic (not scientific)76.229319.9108
heroic (not villainous)76.274718.9138
😭 (not 😀)76.111824.6388
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.120926.0126
fixable (not unfixable)75.813524.9114
touchy-feely (not distant)75.818323.469
supportive (not catty)75.846020.612
bashful (not exhibitionist)75.74927.7100
depressed (not bright)75.717120.2109
asexual (not sexual)75.313627.378
nice (not naughty)75.332920.011
uptight (not easy)75.151520.59
chronically single (not serial dater)75.153532.911
weird (not normal)75.142720.2150
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.018521.7128
hypochondriac (not stoic)75.010025.857
cheesy (not chic)74.925527.174
noob (not pro)74.95722.4356
expressive (not monotone)74.750226.169
can't-fix-anything (not handy)74.716624.121
😬 (not 😏)74.712326.9367
reluctant (not eager)74.67225.411
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.474228.856
fussy (not sloppy)74.459020.38
repetitive (not varied)74.316622.2175
offended (not chill)74.136724.3123
pure (not debased)74.134221.6109
honorable (not cunning)74.040724.0247
whimsical (not rational)73.927124.3140
historical (not modern)73.927821.3100
reactive (not proactive)73.913427.362
good-manners (not bad-manners)73.964722.110
devoted (not unfaithful)73.8110723.860
innocent (not worldly)73.613024.3133
conformist (not maverick)73.611124.119
wavering (not resolute)73.53525.3341
sorrowful (not cheery)73.342720.7112
flimsy (not sturdy)73.310123.7126
fantastical (not realistic)73.228627.693
🤠 (not 🤑)73.044723.8363
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.019130.1339
absentminded (not focused)72.917914.09
obedient (not rebellious)72.922723.793
summer (not winter)72.840226.670
🤡 (not 👽)72.815325.0341
preppy (not punk rock)72.854923.6123
shy (not playful)72.79925.0138
disorganized (not self-disciplined)72.721822.0109
photographer (not physicist)72.543727.58
cringing away (not welcoming experience)72.524334.08
domestic (not industrial)72.417120.2112
empath (not psychopath)72.463926.598
earth (not air)72.435026.0101
oxymoron (not tautology)72.25128.936
tailor (not blacksmith)72.245124.0108
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.024827.3109
treasure (not trash)72.0105424.0420
🎃 (not 💀)72.025030.5102
white knight (not bad boy)72.055621.861
🥴 (not 🥳)71.827226.7344
reclusive (not social)71.633325.8374
roundabout (not direct)71.57124.6106
vintage (not trendy)71.473825.7111
forgiving (not vengeful)71.443326.1114
resentful (not euphoric)71.353721.37
consumer (not creator)71.324324.38
helpless (not resourceful)71.14524.4118
routine (not innovative)70.935022.410
dunce (not genius)70.915421.2240
lost (not enlightened)70.833825.2127
slacker (not workaholic)70.818522.0122
luddite (not technophile)70.719124.7100
intuitive (not analytical)70.639630.37
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)70.659634.714
pensive (not serene)70.556722.984
one-faced (not two-faced)70.575331.2115
old (not young)70.439823.5101
desperate (not high standards)70.422728.6125
folksy (not presidential)70.334126.4122
sweet (not bitter)70.345324.8108
nonconformist (not social climber)70.349831.29
withdrawn (not outgoing)70.130031.97
loveable (not punchable)70.061229.7138
cursed (not blessed)69.966118.810
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)69.934928.08
metrosexual (not macho)69.648928.0115
warm (not quarrelsome)69.538529.7133
🎨 (not 🏀)69.577927.996
communist (not capitalist)69.326929.48
problematic (not woke)69.348225.412
careful (not brave)69.219729.7138
low IQ (not high IQ)69.211123.8147
goof-off (not studious)69.235425.8366
lighthearted (not intense)69.221329.5134
side character (not main character)69.253027.967
sincere (not irreverent)69.281723.010
unprepared (not hoarder)69.113925.9118
rural (not urban)68.921328.4334
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)68.928926.096
transparent (not machiavellian)68.930326.270
slow (not fast)68.711623.4134
nerd (not jock)68.673028.3123
foolish (not wise)68.433225.3137
subjective (not objective)68.416327.4125
zany (not regular)68.456624.8302
tame (not wild)68.332528.2180
repressed (not forward)68.321336.28
lenient (not strict)68.242826.2140
incompetent (not competent)68.113526.8142
good-humored (not angry)68.062022.4102
slothful (not active)67.99022.9121
👻 (not 🤖)67.740125.7308
awkward (not suspicious)67.629731.5125
flamboyant (not modest)67.552629.9126
sad (not happy)67.567124.2137
triggered (not trolling)67.560727.3110
underachiever (not overachiever)67.413227.8102
miserable (not joyful)67.366625.7362
protagonist (not antagonist)67.3103528.970
genuine (not sarcastic)67.256127.0134
decorative (not utilitarian)67.225926.0103
rock (not rap)67.2122627.855
innocent (not jaded)67.225128.564
glamorous (not spartan)67.244931.611
wooden (not plastic)67.176625.696
guarded (not open)67.0105929.2122
complimentary (not insulting)67.061126.4131
egalitarian (not racist)67.0138925.3257
imaginative (not practical)66.935728.4132
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)66.939622.99
real (not fake)66.8115727.516
dramatic (not comedic)66.791631.7103
resists change (not likes change)66.784824.911
average (not deviant)66.622125.7107
awkward (not charming)66.532026.4136
philosophical (not real)66.417525.6128
random (not pointed)66.422128.192
generous (not stingy)66.377627.686
old-fashioned (not progressive)66.348327.611
skeptical (not spiritual)66.297528.5114
rejected (not popular)66.056327.814
tardy (not on-time)65.936626.7116
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)65.934525.87
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.849430.5121
autistic (not neurotypical)65.89327.0123
unambiguous (not mysterious)65.855529.1127
open-book (not secretive)65.830630.3117
earthly (not divine)65.878429.316
quitter (not persistent)65.71430.5348
musical (not off-key)65.635830.0121
extravagant (not thrifty)65.655928.6106
puny (not mighty)65.620826.5122
slugabed (not go-getter)65.57228.4284
snoops (not minds-own-business)65.5106623.711
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.385427.4351
💝 (not 💔)65.354432.7298
🎩 (not 🧢)65.370531.1327
long-winded (not concise)65.333328.358
cooperative (not competitive)65.238428.9111
vanilla (not kinky)65.153331.897
uncreative (not open to new experinces)64.921730.0145
feminist (not sexist)64.9104626.4269
western (not eastern)64.872129.1313
tight (not loose)64.892029.1131
negative (not positive)64.852034.312
poor (not rich)64.746425.2100
thinker (not doer)64.725633.0110
mild (not spicy)64.634330.8156
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.554926.5294
indiscreet (not tactful)64.426625.5321
blind (not all-seeing)64.440524.49
believable (not poorly-written)64.4149726.0112
circular (not linear)64.332229.0108
everyman (not chosen one)64.343324.260
🥰 (not 🙃)64.258131.4329
picky (not always down)64.264030.868
abstract (not concrete)64.038127.4363
rigid (not flexible)63.965426.9107
humble (not arrogant)63.854229.795
animalistic (not human)63.824331.0136
unchallenging (not demanding)63.817933.8108
yes-man (not contrarian)63.826829.258
grateful (not entitled)63.760729.1122
🐀 (not 🐘)63.644734.0375
seemly (not inappropriate)63.687718.78
chaotic (not orderly)63.567727.6102
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.571827.1365
nonpolitical (not political)63.338431.088
statist (not anarchist)63.357927.1252
😊 (not 🤣)63.386430.3387
sheeple (not conspiracist)63.214530.6129
fearmongering (not reassuring)63.249235.156
devout (not heathen)63.164326.6131
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.060328.8100
oppressed (not privileged)63.039227.9136
instinctual (not reasoned)62.976830.0145
overprepared (not efficient)62.914426.1114
gloomy (not sunny)62.977228.2107
civilized (not barbaric)62.8106726.8102
🏌 (not 🤺)62.817931.2325
🥾 (not 👟)62.760031.2332
ADHD (not OCD)62.746332.279
respectful (not rude)62.690626.2128
impatient (not patient)62.593227.2115
freak (not normie)62.575326.0118
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)62.579835.115
biased (not impartial)62.4101923.3106
crazy (not sane)62.469524.7345
important (not irrelevant)62.4147128.2407
drop out (not valedictorian)62.446128.4338
chaste (not lustful)62.246829.1127
beautiful (not ugly)62.2142030.7169
funny (not humorless)62.184826.5132
hippie (not militaristic)62.148925.28
buffoon (not charmer)62.131627.68
unlucky (not fortunate)62.065827.7120
ironic (not profound)62.053028.7108
backdoor (not official)61.873226.795
theist (not atheist)61.840527.2117
clean (not perverted)61.8107929.391
reader (not writer)61.849221.611
bookish (not sporty)61.7103229.0118
🤐 (not 😜)61.770632.4363
interrupting (not attentive)61.762229.492
water (not fire)61.748631.6103
vague (not precise)61.627027.5123
🐐 (not 🦒)61.684028.7345
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.5137329.0140
gossiping (not confidential)61.545430.5139
lawyerly (not engineerial)61.580129.310
giving (not receiving)61.497228.667
🌟 (not 💩)61.2131629.5380
repulsive (not attractive)61.129026.4140
French (not Russian)61.183531.190
non-gamer (not gamer)61.093832.579
arcane (not mainstream)60.977329.078
tall (not short)60.889128.7238
hurried (not leisurely)60.877629.5118
oblivious (not alert)60.840132.5355
freelance (not corporate)60.794230.1116
sweet (not savory)60.757529.69
mild (not manic)60.746529.09
unmeddlesome (not prying)60.620923.07
playful (not serious)60.457628.2109
close-minded (not open-minded)60.348529.4101
democratic (not authoritarian)60.281329.388
noble (not jovial)60.199734.69
tasteful (not lewd)60.0108226.898
metaphorical (not literal)59.933229.6154
🧐 (not 😎)59.964131.7350
vegan (not cannibal)59.980433.5125
creationist (not evolutionist)59.938830.19
pack rat (not minimalist)59.853128.0330
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.778233.1141
straight edge (not junkie)59.7123827.67
morning lark (not night owl)59.648429.7136
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.655729.0156
physical (not intellectual)59.553130.794
gracious (not feisty)59.534629.3130
centrist (not radical)59.546628.459
feminine (not masculine)59.470825.8157
plays hard (not works hard)59.445427.6132
extraordinary (not mundane)59.4120328.9142
bubbly (not flat)59.469224.08
proper (not scandalous)59.278427.586
disarming (not creepy)59.2128029.2165
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.2106230.178
androgynous (not gendered)59.110428.6131
Pepsi (not Coke)59.036634.3103
existentialist (not nihilist)58.998131.083
princess (not queen)58.952533.768
meaningful (not pointless)58.9145334.310
indulgent (not sober)58.884729.1112
deranged (not reasonable)58.862326.4356
curious (not apathetic)58.7127130.296
chatty (not reserved)58.782730.5108
stubborn (not accommodating)58.7135833.5128
sassy (not chill)58.7125331.713
🦄 (not 🐴)58.659632.1329
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.643429.2106
astonishing (not methodical)58.454128.4123
stinky (not fresh)58.343728.0303
melee (not ranged)58.341332.292
unmotivated (not motivated)58.211532.476
unambitious (not driven)58.011029.8150
glad (not mad)58.063426.1349
dolphin (not kangaroo)58.067932.38
ignorant (not knowledgeable)57.936725.1130
prudish (not flirtatious)57.967528.365
lazy (not diligent)57.817624.9112
accepting (not judgemental)57.775630.4110
intimate (not formal)57.781729.0343
politically correct (not edgy)57.665727.0102
child free (not pronatalist)57.6113527.795
transient (not permanent)57.650925.8109
reliable (not experimental)57.690329.5115
deep (not shallow)57.5114228.8418
rustic (not cultured)57.551930.370
dystopian (not utopian)57.578329.511
annoying (not unannoying)57.480625.110
introspective (not not introspective)57.3119229.5241
jealous (not opinionated)57.325329.755
outsider (not insider)57.284333.2126
💪 (not 🧠)57.248131.3403
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.281930.1343
whippersnapper (not sage)57.273529.998
generic (not insightful)57.236823.811
messy (not neat)57.161828.1148
classical (not avant-garde)57.194530.084
subdued (not exuberant)57.058833.1103
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.0114930.0102
off target (not accurate)57.044428.210
haunted (not blissful)56.9125928.9100
smooth (not rough)56.882129.2117
theoretical (not empirical)56.737430.4130
serious (not bold)56.770126.7171
things-person (not people-person)56.677037.510
hygienic (not gross)56.6150028.012
demure (not vain)56.479330.6117
stylish (not slovenly)56.3116628.1104
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.397231.6300
aloof (not obsessed)56.228628.499
deep (not epic)56.273529.583
interested (not bored)56.2142229.996
sugarcoated (not frank)56.229029.966
quirky (not predictable)56.286030.485
rugged (not refined)56.076430.2108
prestigious (not disreputable)56.0117429.586
📈 (not 📉)55.9127232.6368
English (not German)55.9172733.1109
moist (not dry)55.976629.8118
tiresome (not interesting)55.833328.6142
vibrant (not geriatric)55.8131728.2127
enslaved (not emancipated)55.737829.7127
sheriff (not outlaw)55.690128.4136
gregarious (not private)55.560331.1112
altruistic (not selfish)55.5105928.2197
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.573530.6144
Swedish (not Italian)55.576334.174
enchanting (not disturbing)55.4118229.211
libertarian (not socialist)55.391729.6131
jealous (not compersive)55.285931.199
tired (not wired)55.252727.59
muddy (not washed)55.159628.777
bad-cook (not good-cook)55.085428.776
suspicious (not trusting)54.8101433.0135
idealist (not realist)54.883133.5162
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.7120431.2114
prideful (not envious)54.7160433.1142
generalist (not specialist)54.649627.682
unobservant (not perceptive)54.628129.0108
unpolished (not eloquent)54.567831.2100
crafty (not scholarly)54.5113827.0121
conservative (not liberal)54.559032.0320
neutral (not opinionated)54.516533.1117
lavish (not frugal)54.478229.895
cheery (not grumpy)54.479727.616
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.3108434.6111
indie (not pop)54.3127231.456
nonpartisan (not activist)54.357134.89
ludicrous (not sensible)54.271031.0109
trusting (not charming)54.279429.894
extreme (not moderate)54.1123030.9154
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.099728.788
manicured (not scruffy)54.0126133.6117
🐩 (not 🐒)54.0100833.8354
unassuming (not pretentious)53.972433.4351
sleepy (not frenzied)53.917430.7141
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.7122333.0109
scrub (not legit)53.736127.9300
unorthodox (not traditional)53.6110233.7110
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.553933.1310
Roman (not Greek)53.491829.5102
social chameleon (not strong identity)53.433530.211
well behaved (not mischievous)53.379229.3123
sickly (not healthy)53.345626.0156
multicolored (not monochrome)53.390633.2108
hypocritical (not equitable)53.383029.2183
resigned (not resistant)53.126433.2164
realistic (not ambitious)52.968232.2132
remote (not involved)52.835727.895
analysis (not common sense)52.6114028.660
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)52.576130.613
🥵 (not 🥶)52.4114332.079
🐮 (not 🐷)52.3130529.9331
simple (not complicated)52.251531.2114
quiet (not loud)51.894432.6129
💃 (not 🧕)51.6135033.2342
cliché (not original)51.685733.111
energetic (not mellow)51.6110330.113
conventional (not creative)51.590829.9102
builder (not explorer)51.594730.882
straightforward (not cryptic)51.2153331.3113
hipster (not basic)51.275629.299
individualist (not communal)51.2128032.988
consistent (not variable)51.2127831.3118
chortling (not giggling)51.0135733.9140
red (not blue)51.097030.712
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.990033.5171
🤫 (not 🤔)50.874633.7303
believing (not questioning)50.268633.610
monastic (not hedonist)50.687625.3178
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.5108830.470

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 (0.732)
  2. Buster Bluth (0.719)
  3. Alfredo Linguini (0.717)
  4. Petrie (0.711)
  5. Rex (0.673)
  6. Billy Bibbit (0.671)
  7. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (0.668)
  8. The Scarecrow (0.66)
  9. Morty Smith (0.655)
  10. Gary Walsh (0.634)
  1. Charlotte Hale (-0.545)
  2. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (-0.514)
  3. Lorraine Broughton (-0.511)
  4. Angel Eyes (-0.499)
  5. Harvey Specter (-0.496)
  6. Cristina Yang (-0.494)
  7. Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (-0.485)
  8. Leslie Winkle (-0.483)
  9. Kim Ki-jung (-0.48)
  10. Kalinda Sharma (-0.48)

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

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


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