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Maria Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Maria is a character from West Side Story.

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
beautiful (not ugly)96.4209.240
love-focused (not money-focused)95.686.834
feminine (not masculine)94.6278.228
romantic (not dispassionate)94.478.040
young (not old)93.3158.829
flower child (not goth)92.6258.633
emotional (not logical)92.4159.929
devoted (not unfaithful)91.71139.624
optimistic (not pessimistic)91.5318.328
sweet (not bitter)91.0249.027
gendered (not androgynous)91.04315.327
kind (not cruel)90.89912.934
emotional (not unemotional)90.86010.121
tailor (not blacksmith)89.8710.432
protagonist (not antagonist)89.37616.223
attractive (not repulsive)89.215110.622
musical (not off-key)88.93416.235
disarming (not creepy)88.8912.632
soulful (not soulless)88.812510.727
egalitarian (not racist)88.717811.218
main character (not side character)88.621720.221
😇 (not 😈)88.64212.034
fresh (not stinky)88.6688.922
🌟 (not 💩)88.413517.022
head@clouds (not down2earth)88.33812.520
preppy (not punk rock)88.06511.028
manicured (not scruffy)87.522715.035
clean (not perverted)87.412415.144
vibrant (not geriatric)87.29116.323
angelic (not demonic)87.15914.227
persistent (not quitter)87.157010.121
expressive (not stoic)87.111111.125
poetic (not factual)86.9611.635
🎨 (not 🏀)86.516814.837
accepting (not judgemental)86.35512.420
fantastical (not realistic)86.36214.137
😊 (not 🤣)86.22820.226
Italian (not Swedish)85.93815.133
princess (not queen)85.8109.118
literary (not mathematical)85.43210.831
👟 (not 🥾)85.42818.226
artistic (not scientific)85.410012.927
lover (not fighter)85.45620.336
imaginative (not practical)85.36314.920
pure (not debased)85.06112.623
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.021926.442
touchy-feely (not distant)84.95013.942
neat (not messy)84.818911.325
open-minded (not close-minded)84.77315.023
sheltered (not street-smart)84.63614.233
driven (not unambitious)84.651417.537
washed (not muddy)84.68615.155
summer (not winter)84.512214.126
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.325721.430
treasure (not trash)84.330917.321
naive (not paranoid)84.31911.144
stylish (not slovenly)84.218518.023
nurturing (not poisonous)84.117217.741
civilized (not barbaric)83.827418.925
idealist (not realist)83.87119.930
dramatic (not comedic)83.717413.840
expressive (not monotone)83.721215.648
sunny (not gloomy)83.612717.330
smooth (not rough)83.53614.429
motivated (not unmotivated)83.373112.358
trusting (not suspicious)83.25922.620
innocent (not jaded)83.14514.231
whimsical (not rational)83.19719.230
healthy (not sickly)83.021912.826
genuine (not sarcastic)83.011220.337
gatherer (not hunter)83.08315.228
good-humored (not angry)82.917615.621
🐿 (not 🦇)82.99318.538
charming (not awkward)82.918719.131
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.832621.836
warm (not cold)82.619019.325
tasteful (not lewd)82.610415.334
important (not irrelevant)82.254320.031
human (not animalistic)81.829720.123
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.814513.025
empath (not psychopath)81.722117.439
eloquent (not unpolished)81.626718.221
thin (not thick)81.66716.725
🥵 (not 🥶)81.5609.523
respectful (not rude)81.425015.133
often crying (not never cries)81.48113.620
joyful (not miserable)81.110717.421
giggling (not chortling)81.11917.818
innocent (not worldly)80.75120.028
complimentary (not insulting)80.515717.845
wholesome (not salacious)80.421322.928
playful (not serious)80.317415.240
valedictorian (not drop out)80.343519.636
curious (not apathetic)80.222615.820
straight (not queer)80.243927.230
soft (not hard)80.114923.222
non-gamer (not gamer)79.622222.839
refined (not rugged)79.523414.826
white knight (not bad boy)79.527523.051
humble (not arrogant)79.414719.726
generous (not stingy)79.425016.941
heroic (not villainous)79.358815.729
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.317320.050
ambitious (not realistic)79.125615.742
forgiving (not vengeful)79.020823.427
warm (not quarrelsome)78.914316.324
one-faced (not two-faced)78.839222.732
🥰 (not 🙃)78.712723.024
🎩 (not 🧢)78.633324.922
diligent (not lazy)78.5101314.625
go-getter (not slugabed)78.563611.728
vulnerable (not armoured)78.29021.226
active (not slothful)78.271717.333
🐩 (not 🐒)78.221520.634
soft (not hard)78.118323.025
impulsive (not cautious)78.031723.417
good-cook (not bad-cook)77.99320.127
gullible (not cynical)77.89620.157
glad (not mad)77.813519.628
interested (not bored)77.731021.939
blissful (not haunted)77.77319.044
family-first (not work-first)77.730223.932
bright (not depressed)77.615520.821
domestic (not industrial)77.47819.526
legit (not scrub)77.446415.924
democratic (not authoritarian)77.313322.724
intimate (not formal)77.213319.529
spiritual (not skeptical)76.87322.530
timid (not cocky)76.87416.149
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)76.642318.424
vanilla (not kinky)76.518125.041
explorer (not builder)76.522219.922
loveable (not punchable)76.336826.835
freelance (not corporate)76.044020.923
chosen one (not everyman)76.020124.355
theist (not atheist)75.910717.333
lenient (not strict)75.821016.240
decorative (not utilitarian)75.710417.831
dramatic (not no-nonsense)75.631223.124
💝 (not 💔)75.623331.322
instinctual (not reasoned)75.432125.631
vegan (not cannibal)75.424719.333
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.935626.416
outlaw (not sheriff)74.841220.916
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.622622.431
multicolored (not monochrome)74.624227.034
nerd (not jock)74.453415.534
apprentice (not master)74.415523.221
overachiever (not underachiever)74.479119.827
neurotypical (not autistic)74.347919.524
sensitive (not thick-skinned)74.321123.526
honorable (not cunning)74.238421.633
cheery (not sorrowful)74.022718.921
bold (not serious)74.034120.342
fast (not slow)73.958620.927
rhythmic (not stuttering)73.959922.930
metaphorical (not literal)73.87224.731
compersive (not jealous)73.819225.424
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.724024.140
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.553632.122
flexible (not rigid)73.315719.037
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.133524.521
brave (not careful)73.051420.928
individualist (not communal)72.944226.138
nonpolitical (not political)72.713121.717
studious (not goof-off)72.677124.028
bookish (not sporty)72.469317.723
lighthearted (not intense)72.415930.030
💃 (not 🧕)72.359325.820
🦄 (not 🐴)72.226522.529
opinionated (not jealous)72.267021.138
pacifist (not ferocious)71.923425.627
sugarcoated (not frank)71.93423.040
giving (not receiving)71.853527.355
exaggerating (not factual)71.843625.037
metrosexual (not macho)71.736621.723
classical (not avant-garde)71.731330.231
🧠 (not 💪)71.179324.436
basic (not hipster)70.943526.523
short (not tall)70.828417.780
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.636826.928
gracious (not feisty)70.411623.925
rebellious (not obedient)70.373421.532
devout (not heathen)70.233821.327
involved (not remote)70.167723.132
resistant (not resigned)70.168223.419
English (not German)70.198222.729
happy (not sad)69.923922.418
creative (not conventional)69.848720.030
opinionated (not neutral)69.7117929.656
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.634826.121
social (not reclusive)69.649923.535
astonishing (not methodical)69.621523.828
😏 (not 😬)69.543626.722
liberal (not conservative)69.357825.429
rock (not rap)69.2105920.441
loyal (not traitorous)69.2118027.529
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.636222.341
foolish (not wise)68.631521.644
altruistic (not selfish)68.460630.132
unlucky (not fortunate)68.441731.929
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.383124.615
normie (not freak)68.330125.443
prestigious (not disreputable)67.867125.022
confident (not insecure)67.685419.426
vintage (not trendy)67.685927.348
obsessed (not aloof)67.461127.622
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)67.441524.025
low-tech (not high-tech)67.148524.024
frenzied (not sleepy)67.1102320.437
demure (not vain)67.036526.733
interesting (not tiresome)66.888528.236
confidential (not gossiping)66.892124.530
flourishing (not traumatized)66.816122.324
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.780828.217
western (not eastern)66.457828.821
modest (not flamboyant)66.264124.230
straightforward (not cryptic)66.277125.525
fixable (not unfixable)66.257726.135
long-winded (not concise)66.229528.031
😜 (not 🤐)66.052330.619
poor (not rich)65.941725.032
open (not guarded)65.919825.625
juvenile (not mature)65.846525.523
feminist (not sexist)65.697625.127
profound (not ironic)65.431828.931
cooperative (not competitive)65.336926.225
experimental (not reliable)65.345826.422
serene (not pensive)65.24127.634
🧗 (not 🛌)65.183723.827
sexual (not asexual)65.191726.131
specialist (not generalist)64.861323.825
oblivious (not alert)64.830123.627
French (not Russian)64.858320.921
unassuming (not pretentious)64.732224.824
believable (not poorly-written)64.7142425.124
high IQ (not low IQ)64.6135025.136
minimalist (not pack rat)64.648126.223
impatient (not patient)64.581430.131
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.557916.720
🐀 (not 🐘)64.539326.220
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.562428.618
grateful (not entitled)64.455422.133
extrovert (not introvert)64.473124.731
submissive (not dominant)64.236823.626
doer (not thinker)64.181930.842
👻 (not 🤖)64.051527.421
indulgent (not sober)63.965830.024
introspective (not not introspective)63.984426.523
meek (not bossy)63.731221.828
moist (not dry)63.740324.726
Roman (not Greek)63.432032.921
ranged (not melee)63.440723.223
cultured (not rustic)63.480522.928
decisive (not hesitant)63.1103023.527
subjective (not objective)63.134124.818
🥳 (not 🥴)63.134530.527
folksy (not presidential)63.152225.223
extraordinary (not mundane)63.0103423.722
crafty (not scholarly)63.080230.216
twitchy (not still)62.878824.037
proper (not scandalous)62.765531.729
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.465231.417
🐮 (not 🐷)62.455924.219
consistent (not variable)62.376725.125
prideful (not envious)62.3119223.044
hurried (not leisurely)62.268826.822
attentive (not interrupting)62.266229.837
equitable (not hypocritical)62.069430.917
resolute (not wavering)62.0103829.726
open-book (not secretive)62.038229.529
abstract (not concrete)61.942224.127
ignorant (not knowledgeable)61.928325.330
contrarian (not yes-man)61.985526.122
unprepared (not hoarder)61.832124.234
beta (not alpha)61.747026.630
🤠 (not 🤑)61.791029.129
highbrow (not lowbrow)61.585220.528
noob (not pro)61.225929.230
moody (not stable)61.1101325.426
on-time (not tardy)61.1106627.032
modern (not historical)60.779832.522
exuberant (not subdued)60.780925.420
cat person (not dog person)60.664732.252
fast-talking (not slow-talking)60.593129.825
bashful (not exhibitionist)60.534027.351
transparent (not machiavellian)60.562732.243
anxious (not calm)60.488425.128
codependent (not independent)60.444332.418
natural-talent (not hard-work)60.035527.938
gregarious (not private)59.949426.820
whippersnapper (not sage)59.858531.926
purple (not orange)59.460532.827
self-improving (not self-destructive)59.460726.719
pointed (not random)59.3127030.435
predictable (not quirky)59.258626.224
lavish (not frugal)59.164522.026
triggered (not trolling)59.1105923.326
🎃 (not 💀)59.161933.527
stubborn (not accommodating)59.1128131.546
mild (not spicy)59.047926.635
statist (not anarchist)59.073926.425
self-assured (not self-conscious)58.8113631.022
pop (not indie)58.837629.545
radical (not centrist)58.576728.755
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.225323.925
📈 (not 📉)58.2111828.114
direct (not roundabout)58.1121128.628
awkward (not suspicious)58.146626.625
wild (not tame)58.1101325.230
coordinated (not clumsy)58.0116130.920
dunce (not genius)57.937622.834
efficient (not overprepared)57.9122230.925
ADHD (not OCD)57.856031.035
🤺 (not 🏌)57.7128330.126
sane (not crazy)57.673725.723
deep (not shallow)57.5108730.825
air (not earth)57.435828.621
playful (not shy)57.2123533.332
dorky (not cool)57.268627.026
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.2122825.723
🤫 (not 🤔)57.242632.433
quiet (not loud)57.175723.422
flirtatious (not prudish)57.189429.026
intellectual (not physical)57.0113033.928
relaxed (not tense)57.030525.823
biased (not impartial)57.0130125.528
first-mate (not captain)57.082932.625
common sense (not analysis)57.050025.640
funny (not humorless)56.9100424.128
self-disciplined (not disorganized)56.6129931.130
flimsy (not sturdy)56.641828.325
urban (not rural)56.5124130.932
loose (not tight)56.549227.526
unorthodox (not traditional)56.495631.226
existentialist (not nihilist)56.1110925.917
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.088135.427
competent (not incompetent)56.0150429.128
extravagant (not thrifty)56.076626.442
repetitive (not varied)55.899430.317
😀 (not 😭)55.876527.233
well behaved (not mischievous)55.771829.135
reactive (not proactive)55.784027.224
chaotic (not orderly)55.681525.621
chatty (not reserved)55.687428.329
chill (not offended)55.661728.131
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.375230.423
always down (not picky)55.255329.345
😎 (not 🧐)55.192832.320
normal (not weird)55.063131.020
works hard (not plays hard)55.0124529.236
chaste (not lustful)54.968429.027
socialist (not libertarian)54.943229.423
high standards (not desperate)54.9111527.651
bold (not shy)54.6162623.529
mainstream (not arcane)54.662233.720
helpless (not resourceful)54.624128.526
precise (not vague)54.5125832.522
luddite (not technophile)54.485126.720
transient (not permanent)54.362228.636
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)54.293432.727
backdoor (not official)54.198228.027
theoretical (not empirical)54.049332.223
simple (not complicated)53.945226.719
oppressed (not privileged)53.959527.731
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.9108524.834
mighty (not puny)53.7136426.324
assertive (not passive)53.7139131.027
zany (not regular)53.7103428.122
extreme (not moderate)53.3119730.222
emancipated (not enslaved)53.2139729.718
outsider (not insider)53.296727.926
deranged (not reasonable)53.175026.637
epic (not deep)53.188727.543
plastic (not wooden)52.541028.722
trusting (not charming)52.483235.123
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.367332.027
cheesy (not chic)52.399726.154
oxymoron (not tautology)52.0123929.510
morning lark (not night owl)51.972933.937
deviant (not average)51.9122328.537
sensible (not ludicrous)51.8118329.124
perceptive (not unobservant)51.8163727.122
philosophical (not real)51.555132.126
lost (not enlightened)51.5103626.427
unchallenging (not demanding)51.540427.441
inspiring (not cringeworthy)51.4119628.932
monastic (not hedonist)51.479130.421
badass (not weakass)51.4147729.247
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.3104127.042
👽 (not 🤡)51.3111628.932
Coke (not Pepsi)51.1106231.944
water (not fire)50.975131.032
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.888435.027
🦒 (not 🐐)50.853228.322
circular (not linear)50.295923.824
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.8123124.417
slacker (not workaholic)50.746923.527
edgy (not politically correct)50.5113126.130
child free (not pronatalist)50.5135828.724
indiscreet (not tactful)50.564730.333

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Cosette (0.861)
  2. Sophie Sheridan (0.859)
  3. Dorothy Gale (0.858)
  4. Princess Ariel (0.841)
  5. Frances 'Baby' Houseman (0.839)
  6. Debora (0.829)
  7. Annie Reed (0.815)
  8. Princess Ann (0.812)
  9. Snow White (0.811)
  10. Rapunzel (0.808)
  1. William Rawls (-0.558)
  2. Brad Bellick (-0.543)
  3. Sarah O'Brien (-0.531)
  4. Stannis Baratheon (-0.515)
  5. Hideki Ide (-0.515)
  6. Cypher (-0.511)
  7. Lieutenant Schrank (-0.511)
  8. Byron Hadley (-0.506)
  9. Michael Groff (-0.504)
  10. Megatron (-0.499)

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

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


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