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Leo McGarry Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Leo McGarry is a character from The West Wing.

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
workaholic (not slacker)95.8157.081
motivated (not unmotivated)95.4376.512
loyal (not traitorous)94.9378.9253
competent (not incompetent)93.8608.3215
important (not irrelevant)93.4478.128
diligent (not lazy)93.21148.9285
frank (not sugarcoated)92.83710.113
high IQ (not low IQ)92.31489.9284
persistent (not quitter)92.318712.126
on-time (not tardy)91.86211.013
resourceful (not helpless)91.78711.362
master (not apprentice)91.57911.2100
realistic (not fantastical)91.51210.413
political (not nonpolitical)91.42716.7293
driven (not unambitious)91.115412.0255
alert (not oblivious)90.8389.229
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.8987.912
confidential (not gossiping)90.75112.1246
studious (not goof-off)90.49010.620
sturdy (not flimsy)90.44510.116
valedictorian (not drop out)89.910911.935
non-gamer (not gamer)89.82420.215
vintage (not trendy)89.62712.016
work-first (not family-first)89.57413.7246
works hard (not plays hard)88.95213.8269
straight (not queer)88.98716.186
mature (not juvenile)88.78015.372
pro (not noob)88.720621.319
resolute (not wavering)88.63910.525
high standards (not desperate)88.44712.319
statist (not anarchist)88.359.727
legit (not scrub)88.25714.929
overachiever (not underachiever)88.216010.510
wise (not foolish)88.16113.1277
sensible (not ludicrous)87.82413.1295
rational (not whimsical)87.63713.2279
assertive (not passive)87.613613.1245
worldly (not innocent)87.69014.3266
pointed (not random)87.61009.419
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.57812.7269
gendered (not androgynous)87.515020.088
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.426315.0274
go-getter (not slugabed)87.413112.223
scheduled (not spontaneous)87.210812.5300
down2earth (not head@clouds)87.23513.4259
direct (not roundabout)87.210813.4259
masculine (not feminine)87.024711.7294
tight (not loose)86.9718.518
classical (not avant-garde)86.91011.381
devoted (not unfaithful)86.834510.712
insider (not outsider)86.5114.2135
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.57917.532
factual (not exaggerating)86.54318.113
no-nonsense (not dramatic)86.43316.1102
bossy (not meek)86.126114.1248
intellectual (not physical)86.018314.6279
decisive (not hesitant)86.015513.7263
perceptive (not unobservant)85.93309.015
privileged (not oppressed)85.821414.518
old (not young)85.79111.7249
reliable (not experimental)85.66110.016
mighty (not puny)85.516716.5290
genius (not dunce)85.218913.5311
believable (not poorly-written)84.710912.518
earth (not air)84.64912.013
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)84.222113.420
precise (not vague)83.913716.5150
opinionated (not neutral)83.547120.919
dominant (not submissive)83.440815.2285
🧠 (not 💪)83.231618.341
rich (not poor)83.133914.5227
confident (not insecure)83.027017.1273
thick-skinned (not sensitive)83.04116.2311
permanent (not transient)82.74018.995
cynical (not gullible)82.720713.314
bold (not shy)82.568016.5263
coordinated (not clumsy)82.537216.8271
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.515116.5203
reasonable (not deranged)82.515311.817
concrete (not abstract)82.55619.522
practical (not imaginative)82.316316.9212
civilized (not barbaric)82.233317.8292
enlightened (not lost)82.25016.513
rock (not rap)82.119917.716
opinionated (not jealous)82.014921.817
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.98219.918
orderly (not chaotic)81.916416.5273
sheriff (not outlaw)81.717518.7288
heroic (not villainous)81.747818.7301
demanding (not unchallenging)81.745621.220
jaded (not innocent)81.630514.917
serious (not playful)81.530015.6280
prestigious (not disreputable)81.216619.1196
OCD (not ADHD)81.213410.311
deep (not shallow)81.015219.234
stubborn (not accommodating)80.844514.213
tasteful (not lewd)80.814818.3276
corporate (not freelance)80.613116.121
basic (not hipster)80.613318.6265
cocky (not timid)80.447712.212
active (not slothful)80.360616.8219
Roman (not Greek)79.71322.214
sage (not whippersnapper)79.75123.121
tactful (not indiscreet)79.413315.733
🐴 (not 🦄)79.417323.025
white knight (not bad boy)79.228320.310
utilitarian (not decorative)79.213520.577
builder (not explorer)79.15816.4232
soulful (not soulless)78.957719.273
egalitarian (not racist)78.979416.829
dry (not moist)78.96712.519
tense (not relaxed)78.951017.0325
haunted (not blissful)78.934019.515
street-smart (not sheltered)78.839118.8225
stoic (not expressive)78.311819.4291
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.322719.075
neurotypical (not autistic)78.321219.2209
guarded (not open)78.254916.3263
treasure (not trash)78.269226.329
bookish (not sporty)78.052619.6223
consistent (not variable)78.017620.421
linear (not circular)77.92717.612
human (not animalistic)77.849920.8200
formal (not intimate)77.818621.826
armoured (not vulnerable)77.832420.9228
presidential (not folksy)77.823526.018
🐘 (not 🐀)77.78524.235
low-tech (not high-tech)77.418215.9254
cultured (not rustic)77.422623.615
private (not gregarious)77.330217.4267
involved (not remote)77.132621.9244
chortling (not giggling)77.117016.417
neat (not messy)77.046021.6162
distant (not touchy-feely)77.02709.410
cautious (not impulsive)76.921818.5226
interested (not bored)76.934716.516
prideful (not envious)76.929615.621
eloquent (not unpolished)76.942724.1252
modest (not flamboyant)76.824821.7307
queen (not princess)76.840825.08
🌟 (not 💩)76.770325.337
picky (not always down)76.620811.012
scientific (not artistic)76.633117.4251
straightforward (not cryptic)76.524523.8273
historical (not modern)76.420815.9151
strict (not lenient)76.433116.6288
normal (not weird)76.37120.1267
concise (not long-winded)76.19524.421
never cries (not often crying)75.838718.013
methodical (not astonishing)75.725221.9245
paranoid (not naive)75.623313.919
altruistic (not selfish)75.435420.0290
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.468820.5253
alpha (not beta)75.358823.7267
equitable (not hypocritical)75.320620.991
efficient (not overprepared)75.319725.222
interesting (not tiresome)75.054222.8248
normie (not freak)74.913919.79
🤐 (not 😜)74.827922.934
clean (not perverted)74.660121.411
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.451922.032
ferocious (not pacifist)74.353019.1286
logical (not emotional)74.324020.6296
extraordinary (not mundane)74.357224.4236
respectful (not rude)74.249121.4306
luddite (not technophile)74.110918.4219
subdued (not exuberant)73.89218.225
factual (not poetic)73.832427.714
protagonist (not antagonist)73.673027.527
hard (not soft)73.344818.1253
📈 (not 📉)73.326322.827
complicated (not simple)73.359124.4233
sane (not crazy)73.227022.328
intense (not lighthearted)73.264619.524
kind (not cruel)73.182720.6294
charming (not awkward)73.054820.4274
vanilla (not kinky)73.026223.7229
reasoned (not instinctual)73.017324.1246
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.034122.7246
stylish (not slovenly)72.955724.0259
hard (not soft)72.845717.981
wooden (not plastic)72.744222.013
badass (not weakass)72.788224.514
traditional (not unorthodox)72.625417.669
honorable (not cunning)72.545424.5313
suspicious (not awkward)72.551518.1253
winter (not summer)72.533516.615
conventional (not creative)72.024423.0280
skeptical (not spiritual)71.968222.0237
empirical (not theoretical)71.911822.0270
serious (not bold)71.921123.4268
industrial (not domestic)71.820121.462
curious (not apathetic)71.658022.3267
disarming (not creepy)71.467219.983
emancipated (not enslaved)71.352223.8233
asexual (not sexual)71.219229.113
🎩 (not 🧢)71.153624.331
compersive (not jealous)71.027719.7222
hurried (not leisurely)71.029322.7240
preppy (not punk rock)70.960226.914
🐩 (not 🐒)70.941019.623
independent (not codependent)70.866225.9210
reserved (not chatty)70.743622.3249
fighter (not lover)70.737821.715
introspective (not not introspective)70.649424.028
nurturing (not poisonous)70.464421.682
unemotional (not emotional)70.314525.412
fresh (not stinky)70.080826.721
realist (not idealist)69.835624.372
🐮 (not 🐷)69.616619.217
Coke (not Pepsi)69.69525.418
literal (not metaphorical)69.439024.9242
not genocidal (not genocidal)69.493828.810
objective (not subjective)69.312824.970
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.381025.412
hoarder (not unprepared)69.339715.7178
contrarian (not yes-man)69.351420.427
proper (not scandalous)69.247023.9215
rigid (not flexible)69.146921.0268
🧐 (not 😎)68.934829.734
hard-work (not natural-talent)68.853432.313
fixable (not unfixable)68.744625.022
one-faced (not two-faced)68.781123.311
English (not German)68.6109520.320
liberal (not conservative)68.560722.629
sober (not indulgent)68.332227.9264
nerd (not jock)67.872325.1263
regular (not zany)67.722825.615
😊 (not 🤣)67.762726.732
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.777419.115
macho (not metrosexual)67.630321.715
real (not philosophical)67.660125.4145
profound (not ironic)67.625428.415
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)67.333021.3217
secretive (not open-book)67.376823.920
🥶 (not 🥵)67.225622.921
🐐 (not 🦒)67.146428.136
devout (not heathen)66.845722.5235
gloomy (not sunny)66.861818.729
grateful (not entitled)66.849220.516
attractive (not repulsive)66.7109618.8247
calm (not anxious)66.632126.6248
sorrowful (not cheery)66.568719.1274
official (not backdoor)66.536127.3220
bad-cook (not good-cook)66.540824.511
monastic (not hedonist)66.418122.226
dog person (not cat person)66.346834.78
😇 (not 😈)66.260327.639
pensive (not serene)66.284625.421
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)66.280230.39
refined (not rugged)66.168127.0295
first-mate (not captain)65.961636.0201
realistic (not ambitious)65.926432.915
still (not twitchy)65.928626.623
miserable (not joyful)65.670520.934
reassuring (not fearmongering)65.667722.815
chaste (not lustful)65.533623.2252
manicured (not scruffy)65.492627.9249
traumatized (not flourishing)64.683819.920
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.557927.226
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.543919.720
frenzied (not sleepy)64.5116925.624
sad (not happy)64.476718.4233
tailor (not blacksmith)64.080227.811
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.959529.2217
feminist (not sexist)63.9102521.624
ranged (not melee)63.938632.314
tautology (not oxymoron)63.98327.912
monochrome (not multicolored)63.554426.077
urban (not rural)63.5100428.921
repetitive (not varied)63.457222.395
👽 (not 🤡)63.456320.729
moderate (not extreme)63.334526.4236
cannibal (not vegan)63.356223.024
fire (not water)63.186327.415
resistant (not resigned)63.0110525.4272
🤔 (not 🤫)62.959731.427
fast (not slow)62.8107024.7217
obedient (not rebellious)62.845124.9186
western (not eastern)62.882235.230
minimalist (not pack rat)62.756028.222
bashful (not exhibitionist)62.526222.512
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)62.368426.727
obsessed (not aloof)62.286525.3256
🤖 (not 👻)62.148925.020
night owl (not morning lark)61.885429.7121
giving (not receiving)61.891823.513
machiavellian (not transparent)61.760026.611
forgiving (not vengeful)61.672624.5260
offended (not chill)61.577024.720
prudish (not flirtatious)61.550623.720
dispassionate (not romantic)61.330623.523
sickly (not healthy)61.130023.3264
Russian (not French)61.136016.416
loveable (not punchable)61.195723.720
deep (not epic)61.144127.614
demure (not vain)61.058724.7252
washed (not muddy)61.095027.310
suspicious (not trusting)60.881123.7270
predictable (not quirky)60.851427.912
pure (not debased)60.777123.1270
pronatalist (not child free)60.736526.4180
🙃 (not 🥰)60.757729.823
stable (not moody)60.634126.3284
democratic (not authoritarian)60.677030.9260
angelic (not demonic)60.687420.2244
empath (not psychopath)60.6101720.214
politically correct (not edgy)60.555426.4252
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.565930.927
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.456325.622
generous (not stingy)60.495831.19
dramatic (not comedic)60.3110523.615
💀 (not 🎃)60.371727.622
geriatric (not vibrant)60.227820.510
thrifty (not extravagant)60.269229.511
well behaved (not mischievous)60.160826.1271
tame (not wild)60.151824.6250
mad (not glad)60.182122.424
playful (not shy)59.9113421.2274
🏀 (not 🎨)59.956928.820
frugal (not lavish)59.879426.3276
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.569131.0226
communal (not individualist)59.540726.661
impatient (not patient)59.498427.794
proactive (not reactive)59.339829.510
analysis (not common sense)59.278633.917
chic (not cheesy)59.263426.310
feisty (not gracious)59.1113326.1233
attentive (not interrupting)59.177230.524
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.968027.5250
everyman (not chosen one)58.957526.710
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)58.879824.924
centrist (not radical)58.846929.612
main character (not side character)58.779726.08
fortunate (not unlucky)58.161326.4274
indie (not pop)58.0104923.89
generalist (not specialist)57.932732.061
wholesome (not salacious)57.995129.833
🥴 (not 🥳)57.984230.332
short (not tall)57.862223.7248
brave (not careful)57.7108728.9239
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.773729.4195
beautiful (not ugly)57.4149223.782
off-key (not musical)57.481529.214
competitive (not cooperative)57.2106527.7274
quarrelsome (not warm)57.288724.4272
goth (not flower child)57.254624.611
literary (not mathematical)57.0102627.0262
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.978326.3237
claustrophobic (not spelunker)56.942317.511
triggered (not trolling)56.9117622.517
open-minded (not close-minded)56.4105623.6249
fast-talking (not slow-talking)56.3109925.716
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.1118224.0136
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.837524.0240
existentialist (not nihilist)55.7113224.351
love-focused (not money-focused)55.5125430.312
orange (not purple)55.379228.1189
doer (not thinker)55.3117228.612
cool (not dorky)55.2100226.522
🥾 (not 👟)55.082331.541
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.968425.8284
Italian (not Swedish)54.986632.216
funny (not humorless)54.8107424.1290
socialist (not libertarian)54.744623.5238
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.652132.4179
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.578533.537
reclusive (not social)54.375827.534
😭 (not 😀)54.384223.621
monotone (not expressive)54.359828.013
charming (not trusting)54.094628.1224
businesslike (not chivalrous)53.990034.015
depressed (not bright)53.784826.3233
scholarly (not crafty)53.768830.9233
loud (not quiet)53.597226.2254
biased (not impartial)53.5147526.7274
spicy (not mild)53.5119525.7268
unassuming (not pretentious)53.571628.927
rough (not smooth)53.487527.6256
😏 (not 😬)53.2107330.840
🐿 (not 🦇)53.1107928.129
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.0111421.923
humble (not arrogant)52.982325.9281
good-humored (not angry)52.9106122.4216
💔 (not 💝)52.883929.244
introvert (not extrovert)52.778626.9268
🤠 (not 🤑)52.3120327.822
thick (not thin)52.169427.7137
🧕 (not 💃)52.160124.442
🏌 (not 🤺)52.040830.322
bitter (not sweet)51.992723.3273
warm (not cold)51.9107124.5226
arcane (not mainstream)51.7114028.5221
sarcastic (not genuine)51.790228.7247
theist (not atheist)51.773225.448
insulting (not complimentary)51.684925.080
average (not deviant)51.470825.3155
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.378233.433
🛌 (not 🧗)51.165732.639
judgemental (not accepting)51.0102327.3149
gatherer (not hunter)50.889827.419

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. William Adama (0.881)
  2. Donald Cragen (0.88)
  3. Aaron Hotchner (0.879)
  4. M (0.876)
  5. Karen Vick (0.863)
  6. George S. Hammond (0.859)
  7. Cedric Daniels (0.855)
  8. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.854)
  9. Richard Webber (0.853)
  10. Frank Reagan (0.852)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.593)
  2. The Deep (-0.577)
  3. Denny (-0.571)
  4. Michael Kelso (-0.555)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.554)
  6. Jason Mendoza (-0.532)
  7. Kevin Malone (-0.53)
  8. Oscar Bluth (-0.53)
  9. Karen Smith (-0.529)
  10. Homer Simpson (-0.524)

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

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


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