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Henry Rearden Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Henry Rearden is a character from Atlas Shrugged.

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
persistent (not quitter)96.7175.88
high standards (not desperate)96.215.25
rich (not poor)95.5498.213
driven (not unambitious)92.69013.125
precise (not vague)91.5139.218
cynical (not gullible)91.0289.44
workaholic (not slacker)90.912614.821
individualist (not communal)90.52218.031
narcissistic (not low self esteem)90.06810.113
pro (not noob)89.318315.213
neat (not messy)89.08210.49
factual (not poetic)88.6128.516
masculine (not feminine)88.520118.719
diligent (not lazy)88.539422.525
on-time (not tardy)88.414314.119
high IQ (not low IQ)88.330617.329
valedictorian (not drop out)88.216519.96
overachiever (not underachiever)88.216016.911
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.48011.424
technophile (not luddite)87.33613.418
gendered (not androgynous)87.315716.326
industrial (not domestic)87.31220.425
opinionated (not neutral)86.830025.312
active (not slothful)86.724416.929
libertarian (not socialist)86.2923.123
distant (not touchy-feely)86.18313.29
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.023410.814
work-first (not family-first)85.614719.226
pointed (not random)85.617213.09
high-tech (not low-tech)85.412015.227
assertive (not passive)85.322821.625
competent (not incompetent)85.338024.031
ambitious (not realistic)85.110720.712
frenzied (not sleepy)84.97419.49
protagonist (not antagonist)84.919715.87
legit (not scrub)84.814022.222
go-getter (not slugabed)84.726621.411
atheist (not theist)84.35823.021
direct (not roundabout)84.118818.521
resourceful (not helpless)84.142622.920
decisive (not hesitant)83.723719.422
orderly (not chaotic)83.513521.722
studious (not goof-off)83.533018.011
consistent (not variable)83.35920.210
tall (not short)83.213816.426
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.244425.020
straight (not queer)83.128920.320
healthy (not sickly)83.121522.426
mighty (not puny)83.025220.622
white knight (not bad boy)83.016416.65
hard-work (not natural-talent)82.76422.810
important (not irrelevant)82.652222.130
privileged (not oppressed)82.530323.113
captain (not first-mate)82.427531.520
prideful (not envious)82.39119.618
works hard (not plays hard)82.127420.826
picky (not always down)82.19420.110
coordinated (not clumsy)82.039626.123
factual (not exaggerating)81.911429.99
mature (not juvenile)81.823220.614
judgemental (not accepting)81.622719.127
dry (not moist)81.53517.812
never cries (not often crying)81.419920.27
independent (not codependent)81.328930.530
🤖 (not 👻)81.34516.923
private (not gregarious)81.021117.922
proactive (not reactive)81.0821.210
motivated (not unmotivated)80.989019.68
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.819925.321
hard (not soft)80.522815.824
confidential (not gossiping)80.240423.327
serious (not playful)80.035022.626
perceptive (not unobservant)80.066518.117
rational (not whimsical)79.822924.230
frank (not sugarcoated)79.838122.711
reserved (not chatty)79.820912.718
logical (not emotional)79.813618.229
resistant (not resigned)79.717825.529
straightforward (not cryptic)79.615324.722
extraordinary (not mundane)79.637430.616
interested (not bored)79.424128.58
armoured (not vulnerable)79.326420.818
concrete (not abstract)79.212021.811
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)79.211226.25
hunter (not gatherer)79.230923.316
🧗 (not 🛌)79.136430.432
bold (not shy)79.184628.520
worldly (not innocent)78.943118.320
master (not apprentice)78.948224.622
suspicious (not trusting)78.530513.218
genius (not dunce)78.539529.242
bossy (not meek)78.256223.625
demanding (not unchallenging)78.260326.513
non-gamer (not gamer)78.126520.57
literal (not metaphorical)78.010327.628
child free (not pronatalist)78.022019.925
one-faced (not two-faced)78.042931.88
businesslike (not chivalrous)78.020825.68
brave (not careful)77.832020.231
strict (not lenient)77.630025.819
presidential (not folksy)77.424524.114
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.311122.98
tactful (not indiscreet)77.021123.912
stoic (not hypochondriac)77.017514.58
urban (not rural)76.938220.916
skeptical (not spiritual)76.746222.136
competitive (not cooperative)76.751025.320
opinionated (not jealous)76.640820.19
macho (not metrosexual)76.513420.717
earth (not air)76.519826.410
sober (not indulgent)76.411024.022
alert (not oblivious)76.252616.517
stubborn (not accommodating)76.263432.014
specialist (not generalist)76.115728.824
stoic (not expressive)76.016226.720
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.029429.022
dramatic (not comedic)76.048023.27
devoted (not unfaithful)76.098334.96
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.918432.420
builder (not explorer)75.710425.726
arrogant (not humble)75.744726.316
attractive (not repulsive)75.777723.925
fire (not water)75.446325.912
utilitarian (not decorative)75.326527.018
ferocious (not pacifist)75.249824.819
realistic (not fantastical)75.132826.615
OCD (not ADHD)75.136222.614
chortling (not giggling)74.924620.513
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.855126.710
sturdy (not flimsy)74.653326.417
genuine (not sarcastic)74.530023.223
vintage (not trendy)74.556027.06
pensive (not serene)74.432020.47
🤑 (not 🤠)74.225727.617
permanent (not transient)74.019527.821
🌟 (not 💩)74.082229.128
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)74.027721.012
queen (not princess)73.950928.07
curious (not apathetic)73.847320.916
unemotional (not emotional)73.810018.65
main character (not side character)73.75156.53
egalitarian (not racist)73.6108522.711
🧠 (not 💪)73.371421.719
confident (not insecure)73.266533.228
mathematical (not literary)73.116526.228
pure (not debased)72.937127.424
heroic (not villainous)72.986321.618
nerd (not jock)72.658720.522
📈 (not 📉)72.629234.021
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.635627.825
edgy (not politically correct)72.642825.429
conservative (not liberal)72.618435.914
stable (not moody)72.511224.621
arcane (not mainstream)72.330024.417
blacksmith (not tailor)72.223232.616
dominant (not submissive)72.273831.929
intense (not lighthearted)72.169031.414
rock (not rap)72.085912.67
loyal (not traitorous)71.8109128.719
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.834134.926
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.882619.66
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.656727.017
quiet (not loud)71.636318.720
paranoid (not naive)71.637912.97
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.529131.511
preppy (not punk rock)71.458426.116
fast (not slow)71.471324.622
western (not eastern)71.330425.823
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)71.222327.540
resolute (not wavering)71.260034.311
extreme (not moderate)71.068531.320
winter (not summer)71.037025.48
scientific (not artistic)70.948423.034
sane (not crazy)70.933822.910
normal (not weird)70.916923.412
reliable (not experimental)70.843931.712
contrarian (not yes-man)70.844527.710
fresh (not stinky)70.579329.718
treasure (not trash)70.4107132.315
hard (not soft)70.153328.115
prestigious (not disreputable)70.158029.928
reasoned (not instinctual)70.023431.631
washed (not muddy)70.060523.812
centrist (not radical)69.910427.612
objective (not subjective)69.912226.523
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.894727.025
badass (not weakass)69.797634.98
🥾 (not 👟)69.637931.320
guarded (not open)69.691025.325
manicured (not scruffy)69.682426.216
Russian (not French)69.616221.65
🐘 (not 🐀)69.527934.526
chic (not cheesy)69.532111.88
eloquent (not unpolished)69.269327.226
obsessed (not aloof)68.557020.815
sensible (not ludicrous)68.559230.928
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.588631.721
punchable (not loveable)68.431634.815
selfish (not altruistic)68.345929.819
beautiful (not ugly)68.3118426.529
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)68.324825.015
Swedish (not Italian)68.229216.012
efficient (not overprepared)68.254832.413
formal (not intimate)68.045425.421
hoarder (not unprepared)67.947125.626
gloomy (not sunny)67.958728.112
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.947531.824
modest (not flamboyant)67.858025.820
emancipated (not enslaved)67.870530.930
linear (not circular)67.720625.317
unorthodox (not traditional)67.662929.219
deep (not shallow)67.568531.619
sorrowful (not cheery)67.464522.930
hurried (not leisurely)67.342628.123
honorable (not cunning)67.264928.829
🎩 (not 🧢)67.263431.218
stylish (not slovenly)67.175622.725
real (not philosophical)67.162733.525
🦇 (not 🐿)67.039426.316
profound (not ironic)67.027324.311
clean (not perverted)67.085625.914
focused on the future (not focused on the present)66.926327.228
analysis (not common sense)66.950532.57
tense (not relaxed)66.9110425.822
frugal (not lavish)66.949423.317
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.989023.614
English (not German)66.8120421.59
intellectual (not physical)66.683320.122
wise (not foolish)66.660830.924
doer (not thinker)66.371125.713
empirical (not theoretical)66.228530.227
introspective (not not introspective)66.273129.526
👽 (not 🤡)66.144126.923
quarrelsome (not warm)66.065023.621
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.753130.333
minimalist (not pack rat)65.743528.09
tight (not loose)65.783728.817
fighter (not lover)65.753628.26
methodical (not astonishing)65.665826.030
tasteful (not lewd)65.581223.320
🤐 (not 😜)65.555226.522
soulful (not soulless)65.4115934.019
🐴 (not 🦄)65.462335.021
off-key (not musical)65.247630.711
cannibal (not vegan)65.251124.916
chosen one (not everyman)65.256538.15
giving (not receiving)65.280029.28
civilized (not barbaric)64.997128.419
creative (not conventional)64.863933.721
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')64.85835.611
rebellious (not obedient)64.787329.127
cautious (not impulsive)64.657428.329
deviant (not average)64.676928.723
unambiguous (not mysterious)64.358431.127
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)64.154232.221
human (not animalistic)64.0111229.230
reassuring (not fearmongering)63.974427.912
modern (not historical)63.868229.022
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.861121.418
cold (not warm)63.654622.520
secretive (not open-book)63.591923.013
basic (not hipster)63.468532.314
bright (not depressed)63.255929.734
😇 (not 😈)63.070027.921
offended (not chill)63.072534.217
cultured (not rustic)63.082131.815
complimentary (not insulting)62.972928.614
😊 (not 🤣)62.984529.219
interesting (not tiresome)62.8108235.020
predictable (not quirky)62.644225.512
bold (not serious)62.470933.324
outlaw (not sheriff)62.473424.926
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.357531.534
monotone (not expressive)62.236430.010
vengeful (not forgiving)62.169723.516
realist (not idealist)62.062534.333
attentive (not interrupting)62.066935.77
orange (not purple)61.947426.020
Coke (not Pepsi)61.833040.45
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.799426.915
sage (not whippersnapper)61.648527.114
still (not twitchy)61.638934.513
equitable (not hypocritical)61.472434.425
monastic (not hedonist)61.432033.814
🤔 (not 🤫)61.368528.717
dog person (not cat person)61.362534.06
reasonable (not deranged)61.184531.514
zany (not regular)61.179223.412
respectful (not rude)61.092328.328
nonpolitical (not political)61.045835.618
😏 (not 😬)60.976437.513
money-focused (not love-focused)60.944629.48
proper (not scandalous)60.871633.522
romantic (not dispassionate)60.8109032.116
charming (not awkward)60.796428.427
alpha (not beta)60.6101133.120
freak (not normie)60.577128.38
vain (not demure)60.371529.631
🥶 (not 🥵)60.345530.310
scholarly (not crafty)59.952030.416
rigid (not flexible)59.877626.724
nurturing (not poisonous)59.898126.320
reclusive (not social)59.860427.419
🐮 (not 🐷)59.874732.425
street-smart (not sheltered)59.5102627.915
oxymoron (not tautology)59.559531.98
bookish (not sporty)59.4103030.126
disarming (not creepy)59.4121630.422
🤺 (not 🏌)59.4123135.615
💀 (not 🎃)59.474827.918
classical (not avant-garde)59.383133.019
🐩 (not 🐒)59.276032.520
sad (not happy)59.197722.824
cocky (not timid)59.0124429.25
concise (not long-winded)59.064534.315
miserable (not joyful)58.895925.710
exuberant (not subdued)58.790931.012
rugged (not refined)58.567729.425
involved (not remote)58.5130228.815
good-cook (not bad-cook)58.563823.68
🏀 (not 🎨)58.560633.217
repetitive (not varied)58.484028.123
existentialist (not nihilist)58.498135.222
humorless (not funny)58.255125.427
fortunate (not unlucky)57.962432.316
rough (not smooth)57.970631.915
neurotypical (not autistic)57.8134732.627
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.8109926.124
vibrant (not geriatric)57.7119425.115
sexual (not asexual)57.6116729.45
jaded (not innocent)57.6114923.911
goth (not flower child)57.553524.28
flourishing (not traumatized)57.438828.018
down2earth (not head@clouds)57.288637.619
monochrome (not multicolored)57.175132.117
thrifty (not extravagant)57.181236.811
impatient (not patient)56.7105930.624
lost (not enlightened)56.785133.710
fixable (not unfixable)56.7103334.312
kind (not cruel)56.5134333.413
biased (not impartial)56.4132729.221
calm (not anxious)56.160830.612
compersive (not jealous)56.178229.015
corporate (not freelance)56.165540.514
angelic (not demonic)56.0101429.320
salacious (not wholesome)55.969425.512
practical (not imaginative)55.8111430.232
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.882538.120
anarchist (not statist)55.675833.125
lustful (not chaste)55.596221.125
bitter (not sweet)55.583229.420
sexist (not feminist)55.550029.422
unassuming (not pretentious)55.463432.58
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)55.4112034.711
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.390429.024
devout (not heathen)55.293129.525
😀 (not 😭)55.179729.424
ranged (not melee)55.193928.910
generous (not stingy)55.1113528.115
psychopath (not empath)55.061826.018
official (not backdoor)54.973724.411
🥴 (not 🥳)54.997628.515
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.8115934.69
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)54.749029.121
cool (not dorky)54.6102335.916
entitled (not grateful)54.687136.67
playful (not shy)54.5133220.716
feisty (not gracious)54.5128430.018
🥰 (not 🙃)54.394034.924
indie (not pop)54.3122230.310
prudish (not flirtatious)54.376929.87
🧐 (not 😎)54.280036.918
Greek (not Roman)54.063032.86
well behaved (not mischievous)53.875232.528
trusting (not charming)53.777927.720
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.5113429.119
💃 (not 🧕)53.3124134.427
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.290232.319
plastic (not wooden)53.238336.76
angry (not good-humored)53.180525.017
morning lark (not night owl)53.068334.420
young (not old)52.9121018.020
🦒 (not 🐐)52.843035.717
trolling (not triggered)52.750527.414
bashful (not exhibitionist)52.659030.68
poorly-written (not believable)52.58934.611
simple (not complicated)52.449132.814
deep (not epic)52.290029.017
authoritarian (not democratic)52.181831.725
introvert (not extrovert)52.081329.224
kinky (not vanilla)51.996128.519
open-minded (not close-minded)51.6122428.720
glad (not mad)51.682327.613
machiavellian (not transparent)51.693633.812
spicy (not mild)51.4124928.134
thin (not thick)51.4120631.121
haunted (not blissful)51.4136723.88
wild (not tame)51.2119329.418
suspicious (not awkward)50.1131529.123
💝 (not 💔)50.2109232.233
outsider (not insider)50.5108039.120

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dagny Taggart (0.86)
  2. John Galt (0.816)
  3. Cedric Daniels (0.795)
  4. Jessica Pearson (0.793)
  5. Temperance Brennan (0.788)
  6. Diane Lockhart (0.784)
  7. Kate Beckett (0.783)
  8. Shirley Schmidt (0.78)
  9. Cristina Yang (0.779)
  10. Dr. Neil Melendez (0.768)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.541)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.536)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.534)
  4. Denny (-0.501)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.487)
  6. Jake Harper (-0.477)
  7. Buster Bluth (-0.476)
  8. Mike McLintock (-0.475)
  9. Karen Smith (-0.473)
  10. Patrick Star (-0.47)

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

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


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