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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
not genocidal (not genocidal)97.285.16
loyal (not traitorous)91.913313.1303
vibrant (not geriatric)90.4349.721
kind (not cruel)89.910911.4247
persistent (not quitter)89.927512.126
romantic (not dispassionate)89.74510.59
straight (not queer)89.510214.889
sunny (not gloomy)88.83810.85
motivated (not unmotivated)88.134312.68
feminine (not masculine)88.111411.5281
diligent (not lazy)87.936912.4264
fresh (not stinky)87.28112.229
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)87.12012.624
🌟 (not 💩)86.615323.917
healthy (not sickly)86.212014.5265
involved (not remote)86.14714.9256
manicured (not scruffy)86.124915.6228
chatty (not reserved)85.916516.9302
fast-talking (not slow-talking)85.89011.718
long-winded (not concise)85.8169.74
devoted (not unfaithful)85.734720.24
attractive (not repulsive)85.523014.1261
nurturing (not poisonous)85.511811.577
go-getter (not slugabed)85.521611.219
egalitarian (not racist)85.430716.722
civilized (not barbaric)85.319013.7276
first-mate (not captain)85.38618.6205
legit (not scrub)85.311719.824
treasure (not trash)85.022017.936
everyman (not chosen one)84.72417.46
beautiful (not ugly)84.541113.482
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.39918.629
feminist (not sexist)84.323716.322
curious (not apathetic)84.28617.0287
human (not animalistic)84.117116.5193
clean (not perverted)84.119115.014
good-humored (not angry)84.012614.7225
reliable (not experimental)83.9848.818
sweet (not bitter)83.710216.3265
📈 (not 📉)83.62013.421
competent (not incompetent)83.338817.4233
gendered (not androgynous)83.334519.590
summer (not winter)83.31316.27
🎃 (not 💀)83.24119.210
stylish (not slovenly)83.117512.7262
soulful (not soulless)83.129119.971
heroic (not villainous)83.034015.5284
active (not slothful)83.035012.9197
vegan (not cannibal)83.05213.711
workaholic (not slacker)82.844715.382
empath (not psychopath)82.817517.811
disarming (not creepy)82.79416.780
democratic (not authoritarian)82.63618.0258
cheery (not sorrowful)82.57113.9301
funny (not humorless)82.517016.5254
grateful (not entitled)82.3825.93
young (not old)82.223911.4278
resourceful (not helpless)82.145615.250
transparent (not machiavellian)82.03919.69
badass (not weakass)81.14689.910
bright (not depressed)81.06717.1204
warm (not cold)81.018719.3189
gatherer (not hunter)80.910020.615
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)80.916015.228
thin (not thick)80.85718.4141
optimistic (not pessimistic)80.711320.6247
perceptive (not unobservant)80.752620.09
angelic (not demonic)80.516217.1272
loveable (not punchable)80.419520.817
innocent (not jaded)80.45912.27
social (not reclusive)79.918818.433
expressive (not monotone)79.825710.54
privileged (not oppressed)79.734413.911
forgiving (not vengeful)79.514919.7268
generous (not stingy)79.519721.115
liberal (not conservative)79.318113.718
opinionated (not jealous)79.224119.46
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.629521.014
expressive (not stoic)78.525122.0285
driven (not unambitious)78.572317.9244
one-faced (not two-faced)78.533816.612
humble (not arrogant)78.313818.3270
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.237117.9256
naive (not paranoid)78.26917.64
exuberant (not subdued)78.122713.012
pure (not debased)78.117918.3266
tasteful (not lewd)77.919617.8268
idealist (not realist)77.712819.977
on-time (not tardy)77.745418.98
🦄 (not 🐴)77.514625.030
🐿 (not 🦇)77.519218.720
consistent (not variable)77.417216.814
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.09820.810
touchy-feely (not distant)77.01529.48
happy (not sad)76.99916.7252
opinionated (not neutral)76.970424.012
refined (not rugged)76.627518.8268
washed (not muddy)76.626124.39
pro (not noob)76.556122.321
white knight (not bad boy)76.531121.611
equitable (not hypocritical)76.214320.465
love-focused (not money-focused)76.250212.34
gullible (not cynical)76.01149.47
altruistic (not selfish)75.728021.1285
high IQ (not low IQ)75.773218.3263
works hard (not plays hard)75.646519.1287
emotional (not unemotional)75.546713.910
fast (not slow)75.440521.7225
trusting (not suspicious)75.314323.5298
🐩 (not 🐒)75.324317.130
honorable (not cunning)75.229022.7306
open-minded (not close-minded)75.222317.9254
wholesome (not salacious)75.230722.229
neurotypical (not autistic)75.042622.8268
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.024619.616
blissful (not haunted)74.88319.19
🎨 (not 🏀)74.747917.210
nerd (not jock)74.744219.6253
joyful (not miserable)74.716321.728
flower child (not goth)74.640019.28
soft (not hard)74.421219.774
work-first (not family-first)74.233020.8220
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.255921.516
political (not nonpolitical)74.127725.1269
😜 (not 🤐)74.027717.020
👟 (not 🥾)74.018928.623
open-book (not secretive)74.012319.614
protagonist (not antagonist)74.052829.65
🥰 (not 🙃)73.918227.519
respectful (not rude)73.839221.3256
normie (not freak)73.813819.39
🥵 (not 🥶)73.716112.24
fixable (not unfixable)73.617618.620
pop (not indie)73.61099.45
important (not irrelevant)73.577020.726
preppy (not punk rock)73.541819.919
🥳 (not 🥴)73.39415.430
metrosexual (not macho)73.028114.415
literary (not mathematical)72.922518.8244
cat person (not dog person)72.922828.511
frenzied (not sleepy)72.855213.019
attentive (not interrupting)72.725427.113
tall (not short)72.634817.5228
warm (not quarrelsome)72.622422.8276
hurried (not leisurely)72.621121.2246
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.624222.5226
whippersnapper (not sage)72.514730.012
tailor (not blacksmith)72.538216.917
Swedish (not Italian)72.413025.99
twitchy (not still)72.236929.511
😏 (not 😬)72.128421.628
hypochondriac (not stoic)72.014312.03
soft (not hard)71.827018.9252
mainstream (not arcane)71.810022.4238
innocent (not worldly)71.613219.7296
French (not Russian)71.622613.114
modern (not historical)71.434620.6153
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.224614.814
playful (not shy)71.262521.8306
prestigious (not disreputable)71.245820.3187
alert (not oblivious)71.157925.323
trendy (not vintage)70.812721.017
cheesy (not chic)70.731221.23
smooth (not rough)70.723023.0248
theist (not atheist)70.715119.063
believable (not poorly-written)70.782822.310
devout (not heathen)70.628719.1232
common sense (not analysis)70.58619.96
frank (not sugarcoated)70.563825.44
lover (not fighter)70.330722.312
real (not philosophical)70.338723.9164
centrist (not radical)70.310518.46
neat (not messy)70.258724.6155
straightforward (not cryptic)70.147325.0287
anxious (not calm)70.043621.3269
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.074123.7265
obsessed (not aloof)69.943320.5275
proper (not scandalous)69.935423.8231
flourishing (not traumatized)69.910323.312
awkward (not suspicious)69.920418.5295
complimentary (not insulting)69.937923.274
🧠 (not 💪)69.766921.026
💃 (not 🧕)69.755222.127
extrovert (not introvert)69.649523.7277
permanent (not transient)69.627223.888
circular (not linear)69.313624.526
quirky (not predictable)69.030930.76
emotional (not logical)68.841721.5294
vulnerable (not armoured)68.820421.7214
giving (not receiving)68.654629.25
basic (not hipster)68.545122.6236
interesting (not tiresome)68.564524.2255
glad (not mad)68.525222.824
🦒 (not 🐐)68.53420.718
💝 (not 💔)68.433626.828
😀 (not 😭)68.329521.228
tautology (not oxymoron)68.0640.01
zany (not regular)67.948022.723
feisty (not gracious)67.668724.0251
flirtatious (not prudish)67.648021.65
cooperative (not competitive)67.425126.3286
efficient (not overprepared)67.153424.528
modest (not flamboyant)67.049524.6287
doer (not thinker)67.058622.713
playful (not serious)66.932720.9276
flexible (not rigid)66.822823.4262
open (not guarded)66.614825.6299
picky (not always down)66.543123.28
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.485426.8259
non-gamer (not gamer)66.454632.410
existentialist (not nihilist)66.337225.769
whimsical (not rational)65.835423.3289
intellectual (not physical)65.770723.9282
gregarious (not private)65.730425.6270
🤺 (not 🏌)65.777124.523
unassuming (not pretentious)65.422928.621
orderly (not chaotic)65.354827.4255
bookish (not sporty)65.371723.1224
😇 (not 😈)65.350127.529
reassuring (not fearmongering)65.352339.53
biased (not impartial)65.268922.3254
tense (not relaxed)64.995223.3283
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.625628.913
vanilla (not kinky)64.542423.2264
😊 (not 🤣)64.458628.919
OCD (not ADHD)64.470026.314
😎 (not 🧐)64.252629.533
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.251926.126
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.234722.411
generalist (not specialist)64.111627.560
🤠 (not 🤑)64.061331.319
overachiever (not underachiever)64.098623.110
crafty (not scholarly)63.963423.2257
often crying (not never cries)63.941016.57
classical (not avant-garde)63.851723.464
English (not German)63.8109424.412
giggling (not chortling)63.823023.514
deep (not shallow)63.665223.438
ranged (not melee)63.534219.611
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.468428.7244
resistant (not resigned)63.386724.1252
moderate (not extreme)63.327123.6213
sheriff (not outlaw)63.251824.7240
corporate (not freelance)63.239722.416
demure (not vain)63.139921.9253
child free (not pronatalist)63.166627.6183
lighthearted (not intense)63.025816.214
average (not deviant)62.926223.9170
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.843524.7274
mighty (not puny)62.487322.1288
studious (not goof-off)62.486824.417
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.131222.320
subjective (not objective)62.030926.361
beta (not alpha)61.938325.0194
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.961126.18
stubborn (not accommodating)61.996530.010
submissive (not dominant)61.733324.5285
artistic (not scientific)61.551422.7265
accepting (not judgemental)61.548226.8141
ambitious (not realistic)61.371723.215
precise (not vague)61.282926.7149
genius (not dunce)61.186219.8280
insider (not outsider)61.138023.2154
exaggerating (not factual)61.157026.410
high standards (not desperate)61.174532.99
fortunate (not unlucky)61.042623.9260
bold (not serious)61.061023.8277
genuine (not sarcastic)61.056529.7264
codependent (not independent)61.036028.7248
instinctual (not reasoned)60.964626.8282
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)60.975229.58
trusting (not charming)60.640327.5250
poor (not rich)60.641018.9234
statist (not anarchist)60.655324.120
sexual (not asexual)60.686628.915
monastic (not hedonist)60.430223.619
pensive (not serene)60.4103523.110
timid (not cocky)60.423918.25
frugal (not lavish)60.362923.4295
self-conscious (not self-assured)60.324826.8234
communal (not individualist)60.330127.781
pack rat (not minimalist)60.340629.821
politically correct (not edgy)60.244224.4299
emancipated (not enslaved)60.287125.4224
air (not earth)60.122826.814
sturdy (not flimsy)60.090519.418
proactive (not reactive)59.933529.88
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.837826.76
socialist (not libertarian)59.614925.7248
extraordinary (not mundane)59.591225.5239
patient (not impatient)59.538632.777
bad-cook (not good-cook)59.554532.013
rock (not rap)59.5120328.58
valedictorian (not drop out)59.488428.822
🤡 (not 👽)59.438627.118
bold (not shy)59.3122025.0258
lenient (not strict)59.351124.8283
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.372625.7217
sensible (not ludicrous)59.274225.1257
official (not backdoor)59.248327.1224
resolute (not wavering)58.895728.437
brave (not careful)58.682425.3273
🤔 (not 🤫)58.670030.416
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.564125.9278
fire (not water)58.582328.411
hoarder (not unprepared)58.475421.5204
apprentice (not master)58.438028.2109
epic (not deep)58.454122.28
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.361227.2196
reasonable (not deranged)58.375923.024
traditional (not unorthodox)58.152725.677
high-tech (not low-tech)57.961123.6250
hesitant (not decisive)57.830324.8284
thrifty (not extravagant)57.762129.310
dorky (not cool)57.556020.015
👻 (not 🤖)57.562529.524
morning lark (not night owl)57.443229.3123
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.452020.925
off-key (not musical)57.467022.913
technophile (not luddite)57.354823.5229
literal (not metaphorical)57.285328.1234
🐘 (not 🐀)57.162132.828
eloquent (not unpolished)57.085524.8279
sheltered (not street-smart)56.946027.7199
businesslike (not chivalrous)56.966722.98
multicolored (not monochrome)56.859729.656
loud (not quiet)56.773826.0288
pointed (not random)56.7109529.618
tactful (not indiscreet)56.689729.822
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.557727.4259
western (not eastern)56.595032.328
🧗 (not 🛌)56.389129.915
urban (not rural)56.2102428.723
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.170428.469
gossiping (not confidential)55.944628.0218
spiritual (not skeptical)55.831027.1252
folksy (not presidential)55.758524.314
plastic (not wooden)55.727222.63
mature (not juvenile)55.679123.063
tame (not wild)55.453024.1219
moist (not dry)55.461521.014
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.383226.959
purple (not orange)55.262128.1188
clumsy (not coordinated)55.043926.6269
intimate (not formal)55.066824.314
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)54.940528.320
impulsive (not cautious)54.871828.7292
obedient (not rebellious)54.851925.0232
triggered (not trolling)54.899128.919
insecure (not confident)54.737124.9284
bashful (not exhibitionist)54.737921.215
repetitive (not varied)54.687226.686
weird (not normal)54.489425.1279
factual (not poetic)54.483529.313
bossy (not meek)54.3106424.4299
Greek (not Roman)54.352527.414
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.195422.7253
pacifist (not ferocious)54.051627.1249
builder (not explorer)54.069728.2231
creative (not conventional)53.879027.5278
interested (not bored)53.8113925.39
domestic (not industrial)53.762324.371
crazy (not sane)53.476320.423
wise (not foolish)53.287722.4289
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.274827.1238
compersive (not jealous)53.169224.1220
decorative (not utilitarian)53.146726.562
chill (not offended)53.156225.014
dramatic (not comedic)53.0105715.811
practical (not imaginative)52.995327.7233
unchallenging (not demanding)52.928030.111
introspective (not not introspective)52.8104626.926
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.678127.0244
assertive (not passive)52.5114326.1223
complicated (not simple)52.5106827.2193
fantastical (not realistic)52.465130.114
roundabout (not direct)52.339729.0255
empirical (not theoretical)52.289928.2249
lustful (not chaste)52.188020.9280
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.1109222.8154
abstract (not concrete)52.160726.814
stable (not moody)51.847325.9321
prideful (not envious)51.8129020.126
spontaneous (not deliberate)51.754328.4280
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.668326.6155
rustic (not cultured)51.557121.611
profound (not ironic)51.273127.112
Pepsi (not Coke)51.263836.59
mild (not spicy)51.154126.3290
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.181226.522
🐮 (not 🐷)51.199527.015
tight (not loose)51.0108227.317
🧢 (not 🎩)50.176126.125
queen (not princess)50.897019.55
awkward (not charming)50.756725.6284
well behaved (not mischievous)50.764627.2288
astonishing (not methodical)50.360027.9222
enlightened (not lost)50.473121.111
contrarian (not yes-man)50.6101820.85
sober (not indulgent)50.572625.9251

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 (0.784)
  2. Kitty Forman (0.779)
  3. Leslie Knope (0.774)
  4. Annie Porter (0.771)
  5. Jane Villanueva (0.763)
  6. Pam Beesly (0.759)
  7. Skylar (0.757)
  8. Jess Day (0.757)
  9. Kara Danvers (0.752)
  10. Alexis Castle (0.748)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.523)
  2. Brad Bellick (-0.502)
  3. Scar (-0.492)
  4. Cypher (-0.488)
  5. Nelson Muntz (-0.479)
  6. Merle Dixon (-0.478)
  7. Eric O'Bannon (-0.459)
  8. Jeremy Armitage (-0.457)
  9. Dennis Nedry (-0.443)
  10. Moe Szyslak (-0.441)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.58)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.57)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.53)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.52)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.42)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.36)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.32)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.32)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.31)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.31)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.24)
  12. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.23)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.23)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.23)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.18)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.08)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.02)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.12)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.15)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.22)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.29)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.29)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.32)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.39)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.44)

Notes

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