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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
handshakes (not hugs)94.6606.810
original (not cliché)94.538.44
unfrivolous (not goofy)94.5206.94
unstirring (not quivering)94.5206.94
chronically single (not serial dater)93.3442.63
driven (not unambitious)92.69013.125
precise (not vague)91.5149.218
real (not fake)91.5708.26
focused (not absentminded)91.020111.15
workaholic (not slacker)90.912614.821
goal-oriented (not experince-oriented)90.74310.27
individualist (not communal)90.52218.031
narcissistic (not low self esteem)90.06810.113
innovative (not routine)89.75515.77
pro (not noob)89.318415.213
neat (not messy)89.08410.49
insightful (not generic)89.07713.54
forward (not repressed)88.7495.63
leader (not follower)88.726716.03
masculine (not feminine)88.520118.719
diligent (not lazy)88.539422.525
high IQ (not low IQ)88.330517.329
valedictorian (not drop out)88.216519.96
overachiever (not underachiever)88.216016.911
factual (not poetic)88.01812.120
on-time (not tardy)87.916913.920
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.48011.424
technophile (not luddite)87.33613.418
gendered (not androgynous)87.315716.326
industrial (not domestic)87.31220.425
active (not slothful)86.724416.929
capitalist (not communist)86.711522.27
proud (not apologetic)86.63349.210
libertarian (not socialist)86.2823.123
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.023310.814
opinionated (not neutral)86.033924.413
protagonist (not antagonist)86.016314.89
distant (not touchy-feely)86.08712.510
wired (not tired)85.9669.27
savory (not sweet)85.8898.65
things-person (not people-person)85.88815.66
work-first (not family-first)85.614719.226
pointed (not random)85.617113.09
high-tech (not low-tech)85.412015.227
assertive (not passive)85.322621.625
competent (not incompetent)85.337924.031
ambitious (not realistic)85.110720.712
frenzied (not sleepy)84.97419.49
legit (not scrub)84.813922.222
go-getter (not slugabed)84.726821.411
atheist (not theist)84.35923.021
hard-work (not natural-talent)84.33422.311
direct (not roundabout)84.118818.521
resourceful (not helpless)84.142722.920
decisive (not hesitant)83.723519.422
factual (not exaggerating)83.77928.810
never cries (not often crying)83.715019.98
thinker (not feeler)83.710514.16
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)83.244525.020
straight (not queer)83.128920.320
healthy (not sickly)83.121522.426
mighty (not puny)83.025020.622
white knight (not bad boy)83.016316.65
reader (not writer)82.8315.25
charmer (not buffoon)82.72861.93
important (not irrelevant)82.652122.130
privileged (not oppressed)82.530423.113
captain (not first-mate)82.427531.520
prideful (not envious)82.39119.618
proactive (not reactive)82.2720.611
works hard (not plays hard)82.127320.826
picky (not always down)82.19520.110
coordinated (not clumsy)82.039426.123
handy (not can't-fix-anything)81.830230.09
mature (not juvenile)81.823220.614
meaningful (not pointless)81.840818.45
hygienic (not gross)81.865115.78
judgemental (not accepting)81.622819.127
dry (not moist)81.53517.812
independent (not codependent)81.328930.530
🤖 (not 👻)81.34416.923
private (not gregarious)81.021117.922
motivated (not unmotivated)80.989219.68
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.819825.321
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)80.750717.611
harsh (not gentle)80.726819.78
hard (not soft)80.522615.824
confidential (not gossiping)80.240323.327
questioning (not believing)80.224724.06
serious (not playful)80.034922.626
perceptive (not unobservant)80.066518.117
nonconformist (not social climber)79.923522.69
rational (not whimsical)79.822924.230
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
cynical (not gullible)79.631828.37
interested (not bored)79.424228.58
armoured (not vulnerable)79.326520.818
concrete (not abstract)79.211821.811
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)79.211226.25
hunter (not gatherer)79.230823.316
🧗 (not 🛌)79.136430.432
bold (not shy)79.184628.520
dramatic (not comedic)79.036219.912
worldly (not innocent)78.943118.320
master (not apprentice)78.948324.622
suspicious (not trusting)78.530513.218
genius (not dunce)78.539529.242
clinical (not heartfelt)78.517511.14
engineerial (not lawyerly)78.512815.54
stoic (not hypochondriac)78.214813.810
bossy (not meek)78.256223.625
demanding (not unchallenging)78.260326.513
accurate (not off target)78.141222.17
non-gamer (not gamer)78.126720.57
literal (not metaphorical)78.010327.628
child free (not pronatalist)78.021819.925
one-faced (not two-faced)78.043031.88
brave (not careful)77.832020.231
strict (not lenient)77.630025.819
insomniac (not slumbering)77.539015.26
presidential (not folksy)77.424624.114
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.311122.98
problematic (not woke)77.029829.810
urban (not rural)76.938320.916
skeptical (not spiritual)76.746022.136
competitive (not cooperative)76.750925.320
macho (not metrosexual)76.513320.717
earth (not air)76.519826.410
straight edge (not junkie)76.561526.16
energetic (not mellow)76.533729.44
sober (not indulgent)76.411024.022
hopeful (not fearful)76.337819.23
alert (not oblivious)76.252516.517
stubborn (not accommodating)76.263432.014
specialist (not generalist)76.115828.824
stoic (not expressive)76.016126.720
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.029629.022
devoted (not unfaithful)76.098034.96
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)76.038033.93
stable (not unstable)76.020727.94
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.918432.420
winter (not summer)75.924824.810
builder (not explorer)75.710325.726
arrogant (not humble)75.744726.316
attractive (not repulsive)75.777823.925
fire (not water)75.446425.912
utilitarian (not decorative)75.326627.018
tactful (not indiscreet)75.326922.416
rejected (not popular)75.331619.27
spartan (not glamorous)75.33628.73
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)75.214717.210
ferocious (not pacifist)75.249724.819
realistic (not fantastical)75.132926.615
strong identity (not social chameleon)75.064929.06
chortling (not giggling)74.924520.513
grumpy (not cheery)74.945219.08
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.855226.710
frank (not sugarcoated)74.861225.513
sturdy (not flimsy)74.653426.417
genuine (not sarcastic)74.530023.223
vintage (not trendy)74.556027.06
pensive (not serene)74.432120.47
🤑 (not 🤠)74.225827.617
opinionated (not jealous)74.155720.510
permanent (not transient)74.019527.821
🌟 (not 💩)74.082229.128
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)74.027921.012
coarse (not delicate)74.045823.911
queen (not princess)73.950628.07
grounded (not fantasy-prone)73.936524.910
curious (not apathetic)73.847320.916
unemotional (not emotional)73.89818.65
overthinker (not underthinker)73.868527.45
main character (not side character)73.75156.53
egalitarian (not racist)73.6108622.711
🧠 (not 💪)73.371421.719
confident (not insecure)73.266233.228
mathematical (not literary)73.116426.228
pure (not debased)72.937127.424
heroic (not villainous)72.986221.618
businesslike (not chivalrous)72.734631.811
nerd (not jock)72.658720.522
📈 (not 📉)72.629334.021
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.635427.825
edgy (not politically correct)72.642825.429
stable (not moody)72.511224.621
arcane (not mainstream)72.330024.417
blacksmith (not tailor)72.223332.616
dominant (not submissive)72.273731.929
intense (not lighthearted)72.169131.414
rock (not rap)72.086212.67
anti-prank (not prankster)71.962126.78
loyal (not traitorous)71.8109028.719
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.834134.926
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.882719.66
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)71.849422.95
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.656527.017
quiet (not loud)71.636318.720
paranoid (not naive)71.637512.97
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.529031.511
contrarian (not yes-man)71.542025.312
preppy (not punk rock)71.458226.116
fast (not slow)71.471224.622
western (not eastern)71.329925.823
physicist (not photographer)71.336932.66
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)71.222327.540
resolute (not wavering)71.260034.311
extreme (not moderate)71.068331.320
scientific (not artistic)70.948323.034
sane (not crazy)70.933722.910
normal (not weird)70.916923.412
OCD (not ADHD)70.954427.115
entrepreneur (not employee)70.967537.110
reliable (not experimental)70.844031.712
sensible (not ludicrous)70.650830.231
fresh (not stinky)70.579329.718
treasure (not trash)70.4107132.315
fussy (not sloppy)70.47637.05
Swedish (not Italian)70.222516.813
utopian (not dystopian)70.227637.36
cursed (not blessed)70.262433.15
hard (not soft)70.153328.115
prestigious (not disreputable)70.157929.928
reasoned (not instinctual)70.023531.631
washed (not muddy)70.060523.812
wolf (not bear)70.051825.53
centrist (not radical)69.910427.612
objective (not subjective)69.912226.523
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.894727.025
badass (not weakass)69.797734.98
🥾 (not 👟)69.637931.320
guarded (not open)69.691125.325
manicured (not scruffy)69.682526.216
punchable (not loveable)69.629534.016
🐘 (not 🐀)69.528034.526
eloquent (not unpolished)69.269127.226
perfect (not flawed)69.110333.57
irreverent (not sincere)68.724831.73
obsessed (not aloof)68.557020.815
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.588731.721
conservative (not liberal)68.424837.916
selfish (not altruistic)68.346029.819
beautiful (not ugly)68.3118426.529
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)68.325025.015
efficient (not overprepared)68.254832.413
mechanical (not natural)68.137627.010
formal (not intimate)68.045425.421
hoarder (not unprepared)67.946925.626
gloomy (not sunny)67.958628.112
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.947131.824
modest (not flamboyant)67.858025.820
emancipated (not enslaved)67.870330.930
linear (not circular)67.720625.317
parental (not childlike)67.668927.45
unorthodox (not traditional)67.662829.219
deep (not shallow)67.568631.619
sorrowful (not cheery)67.464322.930
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)67.162633.525
🦇 (not 🐿)67.039526.316
profound (not ironic)67.027624.311
clean (not perverted)67.085725.914
eager (not reluctant)67.07065.73
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)67.058629.63
focused on the future (not focused on the present)66.926427.228
tense (not relaxed)66.9110325.822
frugal (not lavish)66.949523.317
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.989123.614
English (not German)66.8120621.59
prying (not unmeddlesome)66.792233.14
intellectual (not physical)66.683520.122
wise (not foolish)66.660830.924
doer (not thinker)66.371125.713
noble (not jovial)66.371721.03
empirical (not theoretical)66.228530.227
introspective (not not introspective)66.273029.526
👽 (not 🤡)66.144026.923
quarrelsome (not warm)66.065023.621
giving (not receiving)65.877428.011
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.753130.333
minimalist (not pack rat)65.743628.09
tight (not loose)65.783728.817
fighter (not lover)65.753628.26
methodical (not astonishing)65.665726.030
tasteful (not lewd)65.581123.320
🤐 (not 😜)65.555226.522
soulful (not soulless)65.4115934.019
moderate (not gluttonous)65.476936.45
🐴 (not 🦄)65.462135.021
chic (not cheesy)65.444716.09
spirited (not lifeless)65.3114325.410
off-key (not musical)65.247930.711
cannibal (not vegan)65.251024.916
chosen one (not everyman)65.256438.15
civilized (not barbaric)64.997128.419
creative (not conventional)64.863933.721
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')64.85835.611
reassuring (not fearmongering)64.871427.013
rebellious (not obedient)64.787329.127
cautious (not impulsive)64.657328.329
deviant (not average)64.676928.723
attentive (not interrupting)64.459034.08
unambiguous (not mysterious)64.358331.127
smug (not sheepish)64.2102417.86
lion (not zebra)64.185037.17
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)64.154332.221
human (not animalistic)64.0111229.230
modern (not historical)63.868229.022
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.861221.418
Russian (not French)63.727823.86
cold (not warm)63.654722.520
offended (not chill)63.670933.318
secretive (not open-book)63.591823.013
basic (not hipster)63.468332.314
bright (not depressed)63.255929.734
analytical (not intuitive)63.260123.66
welcoming experience (not cringing away)63.271325.95
😇 (not 😈)63.070027.921
cultured (not rustic)63.081631.815
complimentary (not insulting)62.972928.614
😊 (not 🤣)62.984629.219
interesting (not tiresome)62.8108135.020
dog person (not cat person)62.858333.88
cocky (not timid)62.6111728.58
predictable (not quirky)62.644125.814
bold (not serious)62.470933.324
outlaw (not sheriff)62.473424.926
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.357731.534
vengeful (not forgiving)62.169723.516
realist (not idealist)62.062434.333
orange (not purple)61.947326.020
Coke (not Pepsi)61.833040.45
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.799326.915
sage (not whippersnapper)61.648227.114
still (not twitchy)61.639034.513
equitable (not hypocritical)61.472334.425
monastic (not hedonist)61.431933.814
thrifty (not extravagant)61.464935.813
oxymoron (not tautology)61.445531.511
🤔 (not 🤫)61.368628.717
minds-own-business (not snoops)61.322439.86
reasonable (not deranged)61.184531.514
zany (not regular)61.179423.412
analysis (not common sense)61.171232.89
respectful (not rude)61.092328.328
nonpolitical (not political)61.045935.618
uptight (not easy)61.096729.86
earthly (not divine)61.094926.45
😏 (not 😬)60.976337.513
money-focused (not love-focused)60.944629.48
proper (not scandalous)60.871633.522
romantic (not dispassionate)60.8109032.116
monotone (not expressive)60.840028.613
charming (not awkward)60.796528.427
alpha (not beta)60.6101233.120
freak (not normie)60.577128.38
world traveler (not homebody)60.581329.94
euphoric (not resentful)60.545428.58
vain (not demure)60.371629.631
🥶 (not 🥵)60.345330.310
nonpartisan (not activist)60.036537.65
scholarly (not crafty)59.952130.416
rigid (not flexible)59.877726.724
nurturing (not poisonous)59.898126.320
reclusive (not social)59.860427.419
🐮 (not 🐷)59.874732.425
street-smart (not sheltered)59.5102527.915
bookish (not sporty)59.4103130.126
disarming (not creepy)59.4121830.422
🤺 (not 🏌)59.4123135.615
💀 (not 🎃)59.474827.918
blue (not red)59.474435.99
classical (not avant-garde)59.383233.019
🐩 (not 🐒)59.276032.520
ranged (not melee)59.266230.511
friendly (not unfriendly)59.2110527.09
sad (not happy)59.197822.824
concise (not long-winded)59.064734.315
positive (not negative)59.085931.54
miserable (not joyful)58.895825.710
exuberant (not subdued)58.790931.012
seemly (not inappropriate)58.799822.66
likes change (not resists change)58.733532.16
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)58.687020.05
rugged (not refined)58.567629.425
involved (not remote)58.5130228.815
good-cook (not bad-cook)58.563923.68
🏀 (not 🎨)58.560633.217
repetitive (not varied)58.484028.123
existentialist (not nihilist)58.498235.222
cassanova (not love shy)58.376720.04
humorless (not funny)58.255025.427
conformist (not maverick)58.239926.25
sassy (not chill)58.0121634.63
fortunate (not unlucky)57.962232.316
rough (not smooth)57.970731.915
manic (not mild)57.9101523.57
neurotypical (not autistic)57.8135032.627
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.8109826.124
vibrant (not geriatric)57.7119325.115
sexual (not asexual)57.6116629.45
jaded (not innocent)57.6114823.911
generous (not stingy)57.5106828.517
goth (not flower child)57.553124.28
flourishing (not traumatized)57.438828.018
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)57.4105022.512
down2earth (not head@clouds)57.288737.619
monochrome (not multicolored)57.175232.117
impatient (not patient)56.7105930.624
lost (not enlightened)56.785133.710
fixable (not unfixable)56.7103434.312
kind (not cruel)56.5134333.413
dolphin (not kangaroo)56.572139.06
biased (not impartial)56.4132829.221
calm (not anxious)56.160830.612
compersive (not jealous)56.178329.015
corporate (not freelance)56.165740.514
angelic (not demonic)56.0101429.320
salacious (not wholesome)55.969225.512
practical (not imaginative)55.8111230.232
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.882438.120
bubbly (not flat)55.779624.34
anarchist (not statist)55.675833.125
nice (not naughty)55.685621.88
lustful (not chaste)55.596321.125
bitter (not sweet)55.583329.420
sexist (not feminist)55.550029.422
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)55.4112034.711
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.390629.024
devout (not heathen)55.293029.525
😀 (not 😭)55.179829.424
psychopath (not empath)55.061926.018
evolutionist (not creationist)55.0103837.94
supportive (not catty)55.0114013.02
official (not backdoor)54.973424.411
🥴 (not 🥳)54.997628.515
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.8115934.69
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)54.748829.121
enchanting (not disturbing)54.7115229.47
cool (not dorky)54.6102435.916
entitled (not grateful)54.687136.67
playful (not shy)54.5133220.716
feisty (not gracious)54.5128430.018
🥰 (not 🙃)54.394134.924
indie (not pop)54.3122230.310
prudish (not flirtatious)54.376929.87
pretentious (not unassuming)54.2102934.210
🧐 (not 😎)54.279936.918
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)54.1104431.212
Greek (not Roman)54.063332.86
well behaved (not mischievous)53.875232.528
trusting (not charming)53.778127.720
all-seeing (not blind)53.7101725.89
unannoying (not annoying)53.685933.07
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.5113329.119
💃 (not 🧕)53.3124134.427
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.290332.319
plastic (not wooden)53.238436.76
angry (not good-humored)53.180525.017
morning lark (not night owl)53.068234.420
withdrawn (not outgoing)53.077026.07
young (not old)52.9121218.020
🦒 (not 🐐)52.843035.717
trolling (not triggered)52.750327.414
bashful (not exhibitionist)52.659030.68
poorly-written (not believable)52.58934.611
simple (not complicated)52.449132.814
deep (not epic)52.289929.017
authoritarian (not democratic)52.181831.725
introvert (not extrovert)52.081229.224
consumer (not creator)52.077433.45
hippie (not militaristic)52.074832.83
kinky (not vanilla)51.996128.519
open-minded (not close-minded)51.6122428.720
glad (not mad)51.682527.613
machiavellian (not transparent)51.693933.812
comfortable (not awkward)51.6112325.58
spicy (not mild)51.4124928.134
thin (not thick)51.4120731.121
haunted (not blissful)51.4136723.88
wild (not tame)51.2119329.418
suspicious (not awkward)50.1131329.123
💝 (not 💔)50.2109132.233
bad-manners (not good-manners)50.670025.88
progressive (not old-fashioned)50.4110235.310
outsider (not insider)50.5107939.120

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 (0.832)
  2. John Galt (0.787)
  3. Cristina Yang (0.766)
  4. Cedric Daniels (0.76)
  5. Temperance Brennan (0.759)
  6. Jessica Pearson (0.755)
  7. Kate Beckett (0.747)
  8. Nick Fury (0.747)
  9. Diane Lockhart (0.747)
  10. Shirley Schmidt (0.737)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.507)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.503)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.501)
  4. Karen Smith (-0.491)
  5. Mike McLintock (-0.474)
  6. Denny (-0.459)
  7. A.J. Soprano (-0.455)
  8. The Deep (-0.448)
  9. Buster Bluth (-0.441)
  10. Bob Pinciotti (-0.441)

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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