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Donna Moss Personality Statistics

Donna Moss 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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
loyal (not traitorous)92.18012.7296
legit (not scrub)90.51512.317
persistent (not quitter)90.216210.320
kind (not cruel)89.95711.4247
straight (not queer)89.85614.887
feminine (not masculine)88.16811.4280
diligent (not lazy)87.922712.3260
fresh (not stinky)87.22512.726
feminist (not sexist)86.98811.421
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.63911.523
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)86.51112.523
healthy (not sickly)86.37214.5256
chatty (not reserved)86.18916.5297
involved (not remote)86.12215.0252
manicured (not scruffy)86.115815.7224
attractive (not repulsive)85.513314.1259
first-mate (not captain)85.54918.3203
nurturing (not poisonous)85.46911.675
civilized (not barbaric)85.310513.7271
🌟 (not 💩)84.811524.915
curious (not apathetic)84.55316.4284
human (not animalistic)84.510415.5189
go-getter (not slugabed)84.514411.016
beautiful (not ugly)84.223313.480
good-humored (not angry)84.07214.8223
treasure (not trash)83.916619.723
📈 (not 📉)83.81312.819
sweet (not bitter)83.75816.3263
disarming (not creepy)83.62516.175
egalitarian (not racist)83.422117.918
active (not slothful)83.321412.6192
competent (not incompetent)83.325717.4229
gendered (not androgynous)83.324120.085
workaholic (not slacker)83.227014.677
heroic (not villainous)83.119815.5281
stylish (not slovenly)83.011112.7260
liberal (not conservative)82.9609.114
democratic (not authoritarian)82.62418.0256
cheery (not sorrowful)82.53614.0299
funny (not humorless)82.510016.5251
soulful (not soulless)82.518220.168
resourceful (not helpless)82.427715.249
young (not old)82.214111.4275
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.27816.422
thin (not thick)81.03418.1138
bright (not depressed)80.93517.2201
optimistic (not pessimistic)80.96520.5245
warm (not cold)80.910219.4188
angelic (not demonic)80.39917.1269
social (not reclusive)80.19919.230
forgiving (not vengeful)79.39119.7265
driven (not unambitious)78.545118.0238
humble (not arrogant)78.48718.2267
expressive (not stoic)78.313722.1281
pure (not debased)78.011618.2255
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.020218.0248
tasteful (not lewd)77.912917.8264
joyful (not miserable)77.65919.221
pro (not noob)77.631521.218
idealist (not realist)77.57320.473
happy (not sad)77.04716.6248
refined (not rugged)76.719218.8265
🦄 (not 🐴)76.49325.927
🥰 (not 🙃)76.45325.916
🐿 (not 🦇)76.311418.816
🐩 (not 🐒)76.013517.628
altruistic (not selfish)75.917520.8282
high IQ (not low IQ)75.945818.1255
honorable (not cunning)75.716922.4293
equitable (not hypocritical)75.711319.053
wholesome (not salacious)75.718822.624
works hard (not plays hard)75.629819.1287
fast (not slow)75.622521.6223
open-minded (not close-minded)75.512117.6248
😏 (not 😬)75.211719.522
trusting (not suspicious)75.17823.6294
neurotypical (not autistic)74.927022.9266
nerd (not jock)74.727619.7248
important (not irrelevant)74.342721.323
work-first (not family-first)74.222420.8220
😜 (not 🤐)74.014818.716
political (not nonpolitical)73.916825.2266
respectful (not rude)73.824321.4254
soft (not hard)73.613719.969
🥳 (not 🥴)73.54815.227
literary (not mathematical)72.913618.8242
tall (not short)72.920917.4225
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.814622.4223
👟 (not 🥾)72.812828.722
hurried (not leisurely)72.612521.2245
warm (not quarrelsome)72.513922.9274
mainstream (not arcane)71.85222.3233
soft (not hard)71.715719.0249
innocent (not worldly)71.68019.7290
playful (not shy)71.336921.6301
modern (not historical)71.320120.6151
prestigious (not disreputable)71.229420.2185
alert (not oblivious)71.136327.018
smooth (not rough)70.615223.1242
devout (not heathen)70.520219.2224
theist (not atheist)70.59619.262
awkward (not suspicious)70.312618.4291
real (not philosophical)70.325323.8159
straightforward (not cryptic)70.129425.1283
anxious (not calm)70.125421.2263
neat (not messy)70.036924.6153
extrovert (not introvert)69.928923.3273
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.943223.8261
proper (not scandalous)69.823423.9229
obsessed (not aloof)69.725620.5271
complimentary (not insulting)69.721523.770
🦒 (not 🐐)69.41122.415
permanent (not transient)69.318923.986
emotional (not logical)68.926021.5291
vulnerable (not armoured)68.812621.7214
basic (not hipster)68.530522.5234
interesting (not tiresome)68.536524.4251
💃 (not 🧕)68.232922.125
🧠 (not 💪)68.045220.619
🤺 (not 🏌)68.041324.321
unassuming (not pretentious)67.711429.018
feisty (not gracious)67.643823.9247
glad (not mad)67.616824.221
existentialist (not nihilist)67.419024.966
modest (not flamboyant)67.431324.4281
cooperative (not competitive)67.216526.4282
😀 (not 😭)67.118618.721
zany (not regular)67.031122.822
open (not guarded)66.98325.4295
playful (not serious)66.817820.9274
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.753526.6253
flexible (not rigid)66.613723.6256
classical (not avant-garde)66.228622.059
whimsical (not rational)65.919923.3285
😎 (not 🧐)65.627330.027
💝 (not 💔)65.622427.025
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.531626.822
intellectual (not physical)65.444224.0276
valedictorian (not drop out)65.448225.019
biased (not impartial)65.344922.2249
orderly (not chaotic)65.236227.4252
gregarious (not private)65.218625.8261
generalist (not specialist)65.17527.358
bookish (not sporty)65.143823.4218
tense (not relaxed)64.858823.4271
vanilla (not kinky)64.326323.2262
crafty (not scholarly)64.039423.1254
pack rat (not minimalist)63.819129.718
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.544328.7240
moderate (not extreme)63.516923.6210
sheriff (not outlaw)63.432324.6239
child free (not pronatalist)63.443527.3182
😇 (not 😈)63.332928.722
demure (not vain)63.225021.9250
average (not deviant)63.116423.9167
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.122023.310
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.826224.6272
resistant (not resigned)62.655324.1237
😊 (not 🤣)62.640029.514
mighty (not puny)62.354322.0284
statist (not anarchist)62.232222.818
beta (not alpha)62.024424.9188
accepting (not judgemental)62.027826.7137
deep (not shallow)62.043424.921
submissive (not dominant)61.521524.6281
artistic (not scientific)61.429822.7256
precise (not vague)61.450026.7148
subjective (not objective)61.323426.758
bold (not serious)61.136323.7273
insider (not outsider)61.124723.2151
codependent (not independent)61.123428.7245
studious (not goof-off)61.155923.614
fortunate (not unlucky)61.026424.0254
instinctual (not reasoned)61.039026.6277
genius (not dunce)60.952919.8267
genuine (not sarcastic)60.836129.6260
poor (not rich)60.725618.9233
emancipated (not enslaved)60.650025.1219
self-conscious (not self-assured)60.614226.7232
frugal (not lavish)60.539423.4293
trusting (not charming)60.520727.6248
communal (not individualist)60.320127.676
politically correct (not edgy)60.127024.3296
monastic (not hedonist)59.917622.916
🤠 (not 🤑)59.944132.316
extraordinary (not mundane)59.854325.4237
socialist (not libertarian)59.67625.8246
bold (not shy)59.475225.0254
👻 (not 🤖)59.432428.821
official (not backdoor)59.328827.1222
lenient (not strict)59.230624.8282
sensible (not ludicrous)59.146125.2253
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.143625.7213
overspender (not penny-pincher)58.828720.222
patient (not impatient)58.626233.174
brave (not careful)58.550725.2267
resolute (not wavering)58.558828.432
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.439125.9276
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.339327.2194
hoarder (not unprepared)58.347321.6202
apprentice (not master)58.124928.2103
reasonable (not deranged)57.946823.423
hesitant (not decisive)57.819624.8283
traditional (not unorthodox)57.834325.871
intimate (not formal)57.834622.913
high-tech (not low-tech)57.636823.5246
literal (not metaphorical)57.454128.1228
morning lark (not night owl)57.426429.0121
introspective (not not introspective)57.453925.621
technophile (not luddite)57.332823.5229
🐷 (not 🐮)57.123627.711
loud (not quiet)57.043025.9281
sheltered (not street-smart)56.928827.7197
urban (not rural)56.959130.420
eloquent (not unpolished)56.854024.9277
multicolored (not monochrome)56.835329.656
dorky (not cool)56.635620.514
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.234727.4256
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.224229.013
🐘 (not 🐀)56.039433.725
spiritual (not skeptical)55.919127.3248
gossiping (not confidential)55.929228.0212
🧗 (not 🛌)55.953030.914
purple (not orange)55.536628.1185
tame (not wild)55.434023.9213
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.349526.959
mature (not juvenile)55.249523.259
dramatic (not no-nonsense)55.144627.966
insecure (not confident)55.023124.9278
clumsy (not coordinated)55.026326.7266
impulsive (not cautious)54.943428.7291
repetitive (not varied)54.857027.081
obedient (not rebellious)54.730425.1228
domestic (not industrial)54.737224.567
crazy (not sane)54.745020.621
tactful (not indiscreet)54.760230.119
weird (not normal)54.554225.2277
bossy (not meek)54.466524.4293
🤔 (not 🤫)54.353930.014
pacifist (not ferocious)54.132027.1248
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.156622.8251
builder (not explorer)53.744028.2229
creative (not conventional)53.447627.5273
compersive (not jealous)53.243224.2219
wise (not foolish)53.153322.4286
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.149427.0233
practical (not imaginative)53.061027.7227
decorative (not utilitarian)53.027826.760
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.945425.921
western (not eastern)52.870731.324
assertive (not passive)52.769926.2220
complicated (not simple)52.764127.1192
🤡 (not 👽)52.638324.914
roundabout (not direct)52.324229.0253
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.349326.9239
empirical (not theoretical)52.260928.3247
lustful (not chaste)52.154620.9277
abstract (not concrete)52.136726.814
stable (not moody)51.831326.0313
conspiracist (not sheeple)51.866522.9151
spontaneous (not deliberate)51.730228.4277
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.343726.7153
🧢 (not 🎩)51.343326.923
mild (not spicy)51.034826.1287
awkward (not charming)50.835425.5282
well behaved (not mischievous)50.739027.1286
astonishing (not methodical)50.433727.7215
sober (not indulgent)50.547125.9251

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ann Perkins (0.802)
  2. Leslie Knope (0.785)
  3. Rebecca Pearson (0.784)
  4. Kitty Forman (0.78)
  5. Pam Beesly (0.779)
  1. Brad Bellick (-0.547)
  2. Sid Phillips (-0.537)
  3. Cypher (-0.502)
  4. Nelson Muntz (-0.502)
  5. Scar (-0.486)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.83)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.83)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.72)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.7)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.69)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.64)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.59)
  8. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.55)
  9. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.5)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.49)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.48)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.37)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.33)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.32)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.31)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.29)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.25)
  19. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.19)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.06)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.07)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.1)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.11)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.4)


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