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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 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
anxious (not calm)93.4810.0114
emotional (not unemotional)92.53210.664
often crying (not never cries)91.41211.880
sensitive (not thick-skinned)90.4715.2121
emotional (not logical)89.93613.3137
dramatic (not no-nonsense)88.46715.0113
hesitant (not decisive)87.5716.9133
soft (not hard)87.44216.3154
insecure (not confident)87.31919.6175
exaggerating (not factual)86.98414.978
self-conscious (not self-assured)86.9919.8122
twitchy (not still)86.26914.5125
clumsy (not coordinated)85.95015.299
submissive (not dominant)85.25319.0160
soft (not hard)85.25715.8127
low self esteem (not narcissistic)85.22722.4128
codependent (not independent)85.03820.2117
tense (not relaxed)84.426718.6111
flower child (not goth)84.018422.160
first-mate (not captain)83.811718.9109
orange (not purple)83.73220.3129
vulnerable (not armoured)83.32819.2108
lover (not fighter)83.18720.2104
beta (not alpha)83.18119.5149
warm (not cold)82.818620.7133
kind (not cruel)82.444520.2118
cautious (not impulsive)81.99625.3136
🛌 (not 🧗)81.75220.2379
traumatized (not flourishing)81.618520.4129
loyal (not traitorous)81.270821.0100
claustrophobic (not spelunker)81.12022.9129
cat person (not dog person)81.111227.568
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.12724.2115
soulful (not soulless)81.048420.2146
timid (not cocky)80.83926.169
love-focused (not money-focused)80.245922.867
low-tech (not high-tech)80.112519.8111
weakass (not badass)79.95923.7100
moody (not stable)79.735619.5105
apprentice (not master)79.79218.3151
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)79.52124.1131
wholesome (not salacious)79.325422.0348
shy (not bold)79.02824.7134
🐿 (not 🦇)78.919922.1336
queer (not straight)78.610120.7104
paranoid (not naive)78.613328.457
gullible (not cynical)78.58822.971
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.412024.1385
passive (not assertive)78.35123.5127
😇 (not 😈)78.223622.2376
family-first (not work-first)78.228820.3153
thick (not thin)77.815622.6125
meek (not bossy)77.59824.6136
literary (not mathematical)77.417817.2109
dorky (not cool)77.417019.7312
poetic (not factual)77.38718.8125
pacifist (not ferocious)77.312623.6146
expressive (not stoic)77.233823.9100
introvert (not extrovert)77.017325.8125
romantic (not dispassionate)77.042222.2117
sheltered (not street-smart)76.513325.5127
gatherer (not hunter)76.520724.7136
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)76.512525.7126
angelic (not demonic)76.333119.8114
juvenile (not mature)76.322720.2154
nurturing (not poisonous)76.343822.594
artistic (not scientific)76.227519.9108
heroic (not villainous)76.272318.9138
😭 (not 😀)76.111424.6388
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.119126.0126
fixable (not unfixable)75.812724.9114
bashful (not exhibitionist)75.74727.7100
depressed (not bright)75.715720.2109
devoted (not unfaithful)75.799221.758
touchy-feely (not distant)75.518123.866
asexual (not sexual)75.313227.378
expressive (not monotone)75.345725.867
weird (not normal)75.140120.2150
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.017921.7128
hypochondriac (not stoic)75.09725.857
noob (not pro)74.95522.4356
😬 (not 😏)74.711426.9367
cheesy (not chic)74.624627.173
repetitive (not varied)74.315922.2175
offended (not chill)74.135324.3123
pure (not debased)74.133221.6109
honorable (not cunning)74.039724.0247
whimsical (not rational)73.925624.3140
historical (not modern)73.926621.3100
not genocidal (not genocidal)73.973028.855
reactive (not proactive)73.912727.362
innocent (not worldly)73.612724.3133
wavering (not resolute)73.53425.3341
sorrowful (not cheery)73.340320.7112
flimsy (not sturdy)73.310123.7126
fantastical (not realistic)73.227827.693
🤠 (not 🤑)73.042723.8363
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.017930.1339
obedient (not rebellious)72.921623.793
🤡 (not 👽)72.814425.0341
preppy (not punk rock)72.853223.6123
shy (not playful)72.79525.0138
disorganized (not self-disciplined)72.720422.0109
domestic (not industrial)72.416020.2112
empath (not psychopath)72.461426.598
earth (not air)72.433926.0101
tailor (not blacksmith)72.243424.0108
summer (not winter)72.240626.768
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.023127.3109
treasure (not trash)72.0101524.0420
🎃 (not 💀)72.023930.5102
white knight (not bad boy)72.052921.861
🥴 (not 🥳)71.825426.7344
reclusive (not social)71.631925.8374
roundabout (not direct)71.56624.6106
vintage (not trendy)71.470625.7111
oxymoron (not tautology)71.46728.935
forgiving (not vengeful)71.441626.1114
helpless (not resourceful)71.14624.4118
dunce (not genius)70.914921.2240
lost (not enlightened)70.831725.2127
slacker (not workaholic)70.817622.0122
luddite (not technophile)70.718524.7100
pensive (not serene)70.653423.282
one-faced (not two-faced)70.572131.2115
old (not young)70.437823.5101
desperate (not high standards)70.422028.6125
folksy (not presidential)70.333626.4122
sweet (not bitter)70.344424.8108
loveable (not punchable)70.058929.7138
metrosexual (not macho)69.646728.0115
warm (not quarrelsome)69.537229.7133
🎨 (not 🏀)69.574227.996
careful (not brave)69.219029.7138
low IQ (not high IQ)69.210923.8147
goof-off (not studious)69.233525.8366
lighthearted (not intense)69.220429.5134
side character (not main character)69.249727.967
unprepared (not hoarder)69.113625.9118
rural (not urban)68.921128.4334
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)68.927226.096
transparent (not machiavellian)68.929026.270
slow (not fast)68.711323.4134
nerd (not jock)68.669528.3123
foolish (not wise)68.432025.3137
subjective (not objective)68.415427.4125
zany (not regular)68.454124.8302
tame (not wild)68.330928.2180
lenient (not strict)68.240626.2140
incompetent (not competent)68.113026.8142
good-humored (not angry)68.060022.4102
slothful (not active)67.98822.9121
👻 (not 🤖)67.737925.7308
awkward (not suspicious)67.628331.5125
innocent (not jaded)67.623828.662
flamboyant (not modest)67.550729.9126
sad (not happy)67.563824.2137
triggered (not trolling)67.557727.3110
underachiever (not overachiever)67.412927.8102
miserable (not joyful)67.364225.7362
protagonist (not antagonist)67.399428.970
genuine (not sarcastic)67.254527.0134
decorative (not utilitarian)67.224726.0103
wooden (not plastic)67.173625.696
guarded (not open)67.0101329.2122
complimentary (not insulting)67.059326.4131
egalitarian (not racist)67.0133025.3257
imaginative (not practical)66.934128.4132
rock (not rap)66.8120828.353
dramatic (not comedic)66.788231.7103
average (not deviant)66.620925.7107
awkward (not charming)66.530326.5135
philosophical (not real)66.417025.6128
random (not pointed)66.421028.192
generous (not stingy)66.375227.686
skeptical (not spiritual)66.294028.5114
tardy (not on-time)65.935026.7116
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.847430.5121
autistic (not neurotypical)65.88227.0123
unambiguous (not mysterious)65.853529.1127
open-book (not secretive)65.829230.3117
quitter (not persistent)65.71330.5348
musical (not off-key)65.634030.0121
extravagant (not thrifty)65.653928.6106
puny (not mighty)65.619726.5122
slugabed (not go-getter)65.57028.4284
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.382227.4351
💝 (not 💔)65.352432.7298
🎩 (not 🧢)65.367331.1327
long-winded (not concise)65.331928.358
cooperative (not competitive)65.237128.9111
everyman (not chosen one)65.138323.759
vanilla (not kinky)65.151031.897
uncreative (not open to new experinces)64.920730.0145
feminist (not sexist)64.999726.4269
western (not eastern)64.868529.1313
tight (not loose)64.888229.1131
poor (not rich)64.744625.2100
thinker (not doer)64.724533.0110
picky (not always down)64.760330.867
mild (not spicy)64.633330.8156
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.552026.5294
indiscreet (not tactful)64.425025.5321
believable (not poorly-written)64.4143526.0112
circular (not linear)64.330429.0108
🥰 (not 🙃)64.256131.4329
abstract (not concrete)64.036627.4363
rigid (not flexible)63.963126.9107
humble (not arrogant)63.852029.795
animalistic (not human)63.823431.0136
unchallenging (not demanding)63.817933.8108
yes-man (not contrarian)63.825629.258
grateful (not entitled)63.758529.1122
🐀 (not 🐘)63.642634.0375
chaotic (not orderly)63.564727.6102
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.568627.1365
nonpolitical (not political)63.337031.088
statist (not anarchist)63.355227.1252
😊 (not 🤣)63.382830.3387
sheeple (not conspiracist)63.213730.6129
devout (not heathen)63.160926.6131
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.057228.8100
oppressed (not privileged)63.038027.9136
instinctual (not reasoned)62.973330.0145
overprepared (not efficient)62.913326.1114
gloomy (not sunny)62.974128.2107
civilized (not barbaric)62.8102926.8102
🏌 (not 🤺)62.816831.2325
🥾 (not 👟)62.757831.2332
respectful (not rude)62.687626.2128
impatient (not patient)62.589327.2115
freak (not normie)62.571726.0118
biased (not impartial)62.497523.3106
crazy (not sane)62.466024.7345
important (not irrelevant)62.4141428.2407
drop out (not valedictorian)62.443528.4338
ADHD (not OCD)62.346032.577
chaste (not lustful)62.245029.1127
beautiful (not ugly)62.2136030.7169
funny (not humorless)62.180926.5132
unlucky (not fortunate)62.062027.7120
ironic (not profound)62.050428.7108
fearmongering (not reassuring)61.949835.054
backdoor (not official)61.870026.795
theist (not atheist)61.838827.2117
clean (not perverted)61.8102929.391
bookish (not sporty)61.798329.0118
🤐 (not 😜)61.768332.4363
interrupting (not attentive)61.759729.492
water (not fire)61.746831.6103
vague (not precise)61.625927.5123
🐐 (not 🦒)61.680028.7345
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.5132129.0140
gossiping (not confidential)61.542230.5139
giving (not receiving)61.493228.866
🌟 (not 💩)61.2126329.5380
repulsive (not attractive)61.127626.4140
French (not Russian)61.179131.190
arcane (not mainstream)60.973729.078
tall (not short)60.885228.7238
hurried (not leisurely)60.874129.5118
oblivious (not alert)60.838432.5355
freelance (not corporate)60.790130.1116
non-gamer (not gamer)60.792432.678
playful (not serious)60.454828.2109
close-minded (not open-minded)60.346529.4101
democratic (not authoritarian)60.278429.388
tasteful (not lewd)60.0103626.898
centrist (not radical)60.042928.458
metaphorical (not literal)59.931529.6154
🧐 (not 😎)59.960831.7350
vegan (not cannibal)59.977233.5125
pack rat (not minimalist)59.849828.0330
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.774333.1141
morning lark (not night owl)59.646429.7136
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.652729.0156
physical (not intellectual)59.551130.794
gracious (not feisty)59.533329.3130
feminine (not masculine)59.467425.8157
plays hard (not works hard)59.443127.6132
extraordinary (not mundane)59.4116128.9142
disarming (not creepy)59.2122629.2165
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.2101330.178
androgynous (not gendered)59.110028.6131
Pepsi (not Coke)59.034534.3103
existentialist (not nihilist)58.994531.083
indulgent (not sober)58.881829.1112
proper (not scandalous)58.875827.385
deranged (not reasonable)58.858326.4356
curious (not apathetic)58.7122130.296
chatty (not reserved)58.779530.5108
stubborn (not accommodating)58.7129833.5128
🦄 (not 🐴)58.657232.1329
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.641729.2106
princess (not queen)58.650833.867
astonishing (not methodical)58.451928.4123
stinky (not fresh)58.342028.0303
melee (not ranged)58.339132.292
unmotivated (not motivated)58.210832.675
unambitious (not driven)58.010529.8150
glad (not mad)58.061126.1349
ignorant (not knowledgeable)57.935525.1130
prudish (not flirtatious)57.964528.365
lazy (not diligent)57.816524.9112
accepting (not judgemental)57.773630.4110
intimate (not formal)57.777629.0343
politically correct (not edgy)57.663127.0102
child free (not pronatalist)57.6109427.795
transient (not permanent)57.649025.8109
reliable (not experimental)57.687629.5115
deep (not shallow)57.5108728.8418
rustic (not cultured)57.550030.370
jealous (not opinionated)57.423929.753
introspective (not not introspective)57.3114729.5241
outsider (not insider)57.281133.2126
💪 (not 🧠)57.246431.3403
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.278430.1343
whippersnapper (not sage)57.269029.998
messy (not neat)57.159328.1148
classical (not avant-garde)57.190930.084
subdued (not exuberant)57.056433.1103
sugarcoated (not frank)57.025529.365
haunted (not blissful)56.9120428.9100
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.9110030.2101
smooth (not rough)56.878929.2117
theoretical (not empirical)56.735430.4130
serious (not bold)56.767426.7171
deep (not epic)56.666129.582
demure (not vain)56.476130.6117
stylish (not slovenly)56.3112028.1104
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.392431.6300
quirky (not predictable)56.381330.283
aloof (not obsessed)56.227728.499
interested (not bored)56.2136429.996
rugged (not refined)56.073030.2108
prestigious (not disreputable)56.0112629.586
📈 (not 📉)55.9122632.6368
English (not German)55.9165633.1109
moist (not dry)55.973629.8118
tiresome (not interesting)55.832128.6142
vibrant (not geriatric)55.8126528.2127
enslaved (not emancipated)55.735429.7127
sheriff (not outlaw)55.686628.4136
gregarious (not private)55.558631.1112
altruistic (not selfish)55.5102328.2197
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.570830.6144
Swedish (not Italian)55.573734.174
libertarian (not socialist)55.387329.6131
jealous (not compersive)55.281731.199
muddy (not washed)55.157328.777
suspicious (not trusting)54.897533.0135
idealist (not realist)54.879933.5162
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.7115531.2114
prideful (not envious)54.7154033.1142
generalist (not specialist)54.647327.682
unobservant (not perceptive)54.627329.0108
unpolished (not eloquent)54.565231.2100
crafty (not scholarly)54.5108827.0121
conservative (not liberal)54.556732.0320
neutral (not opinionated)54.515933.1117
lavish (not frugal)54.475229.895
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.3104134.6111
ludicrous (not sensible)54.267531.0109
trusting (not charming)54.275829.894
extreme (not moderate)54.1117230.9154
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.095728.788
manicured (not scruffy)54.0120833.6117
🐩 (not 🐒)54.096333.8354
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.086828.873
indie (not pop)54.0123531.655
unassuming (not pretentious)53.970333.4351
sleepy (not frenzied)53.916630.7141
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.7118033.0109
scrub (not legit)53.734627.9300
unorthodox (not traditional)53.6105133.7110
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.552033.1310
Roman (not Greek)53.487529.5102
well behaved (not mischievous)53.376129.3123
sickly (not healthy)53.343226.0156
multicolored (not monochrome)53.386633.2108
hypocritical (not equitable)53.379429.2183
resigned (not resistant)52.925633.3163
realistic (not ambitious)52.965232.2132
remote (not involved)52.833927.895
🥵 (not 🥶)52.4109932.079
🐮 (not 🐷)52.3124429.9331
analysis (not common sense)52.3109828.859
simple (not complicated)52.250031.2114
quiet (not loud)51.890632.6129
💃 (not 🧕)51.6129733.2342
conventional (not creative)51.587429.9102
builder (not explorer)51.590930.882
straightforward (not cryptic)51.2147931.3113
hipster (not basic)51.272029.299
individualist (not communal)51.2122932.988
consistent (not variable)51.2123231.3118
chortling (not giggling)51.0129833.9140
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.987133.5171
🤫 (not 🤔)50.870533.7303
monastic (not hedonist)50.683625.3178
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.5105930.470

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 (0.769)
  2. Buster Bluth (0.762)
  3. Petrie (0.731)
  4. Alfredo Linguini (0.729)
  5. The Scarecrow (0.708)
  6. Rex (0.708)
  7. Billy Bibbit (0.706)
  8. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (0.7)
  9. Morty Smith (0.659)
  10. Milhouse Van Houten (0.647)
  1. Charlotte Hale (-0.596)
  2. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (-0.549)
  3. Angel Eyes (-0.542)
  4. Lorraine Broughton (-0.537)
  5. Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (-0.528)
  6. Cristina Yang (-0.527)
  7. Marsellus Wallace (-0.52)
  8. Leslie Winkle (-0.516)
  9. Harvey Specter (-0.512)
  10. Patty Hewes (-0.509)

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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