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Leonard Hofstadter Personality Statistics

Leonard Hofstadter is a character from The Big Bang Theory. 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
bookish (not sporty)96.1128.2379
nerd (not jock)95.3269.4371
intellectual (not physical)93.42511.3456
🧠 (not 💪)92.44210.8147
high IQ (not low IQ)92.212610.4312
scientific (not artistic)90.92813.9422
high-tech (not low-tech)90.73913.1361
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)89.62712.034
technophile (not luddite)88.02718.3370
love-focused (not money-focused)87.814414.244
mathematical (not literary)87.61717.6368
gamer (not non-gamer)87.13319.555
short (not tall)87.05513.1423
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)87.04018.4143
scholarly (not crafty)86.43115.8471
valedictorian (not drop out)86.419218.3125
civilized (not barbaric)85.815814.6382
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.820715.244
submissive (not dominant)85.43414.9424
skeptical (not spiritual)84.711017.0471
loyal (not traitorous)84.743218.1446
lover (not fighter)84.65312.567
devoted (not unfaithful)84.438814.338
soft (not hard)83.87012.9377
human (not animalistic)83.817717.8344
genius (not dunce)83.418617.3488
often crying (not never cries)83.45515.232
beta (not alpha)82.87818.6349
pacifist (not ferocious)82.44118.2413
kind (not cruel)82.436518.2407
gatherer (not hunter)82.17420.134
awkward (not suspicious)81.84717.8354
soft (not hard)81.79216.4100
emotional (not unemotional)81.725918.637
white knight (not bad boy)81.617214.053
straight (not queer)81.536522.8182
giving (not receiving)81.517218.930
egalitarian (not racist)81.153218.7108
self-conscious (not self-assured)81.03620.9366
sensitive (not thick-skinned)81.08518.8362
flower child (not goth)80.723222.031
insecure (not confident)80.65617.8435
tame (not wild)80.66117.1413
atheist (not theist)80.611925.196
soulful (not soulless)80.440519.0101
🐿 (not 🦇)80.411418.8107
vintage (not trendy)80.326717.456
cheesy (not chic)79.712519.336
hesitant (not decisive)79.73619.3397
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.519718.4120
mild (not spicy)79.36319.6403
🛌 (not 🧗)79.26422.6228
anxious (not calm)78.920920.0417
romantic (not dispassionate)78.929021.949
vulnerable (not armoured)78.87019.6333
democratic (not authoritarian)78.58220.7357
meek (not bossy)78.37920.4364
methodical (not astonishing)78.214019.8377
forgiving (not vengeful)78.017821.3456
dorky (not cool)77.913822.6126
🎨 (not 🏀)77.837618.954
careful (not brave)77.75220.0426
claustrophobic (not spelunker)77.73721.253
respectful (not rude)77.432520.9522
diligent (not lazy)77.386920.1415
unambiguous (not mysterious)77.212819.7484
nurturing (not poisonous)77.232621.9165
obedient (not rebellious)77.211620.1333
competent (not incompetent)77.063722.5357
transparent (not machiavellian)76.98024.826
warm (not cold)76.827919.3332
sensible (not ludicrous)76.623920.7401
passive (not assertive)76.55722.2355
desperate (not high standards)76.410923.468
sheltered (not street-smart)76.212322.7441
important (not irrelevant)76.066925.0247
urban (not rural)76.035222.2211
thinker (not doer)75.96824.469
twitchy (not still)75.826621.862
modest (not flamboyant)75.624222.0456
reasoned (not instinctual)75.59721.5372
stuttering (not rhythmic)75.55719.431
puny (not mighty)74.96419.2397
shy (not bold)74.93719.5427
good-humored (not angry)74.532119.7351
metrosexual (not macho)74.522018.447
water (not fire)74.513525.346
heroic (not villainous)74.462618.9456
politically correct (not edgy)74.214922.4392
clumsy (not coordinated)74.117322.1375
preppy (not punk rock)74.138619.840
specialist (not generalist)74.018422.997
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.827430.1123
roundabout (not direct)73.64923.1408
reasonable (not deranged)73.633721.3129
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.65724.054
long-winded (not concise)73.611323.422
honorable (not cunning)73.432922.4445
believable (not poorly-written)73.466922.542
🎃 (not 💀)73.317925.554
weakass (not badass)73.310723.957
giggling (not chortling)73.28524.730
first-mate (not captain)73.135725.6423
statist (not anarchist)73.117423.6184
factual (not poetic)73.128725.541
😇 (not 😈)72.932223.4151
🐀 (not 🐘)72.914125.5194
tense (not relaxed)72.967022.7418
princess (not queen)72.912728.435
awkward (not charming)72.817022.8442
cautious (not impulsive)72.725925.4452
introvert (not extrovert)72.617623.9396
codependent (not independent)72.517427.5439
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)72.558022.9147
proper (not scandalous)72.430423.0411
curious (not apathetic)72.441124.9449
angelic (not demonic)72.436921.5396
permanent (not transient)72.419922.4161
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)72.416027.941
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.351721.7357
rational (not whimsical)72.239023.5359
works hard (not plays hard)72.256821.5351
🤔 (not 🤫)72.214426.7104
sheriff (not outlaw)72.033020.9377
workaholic (not slacker)71.981924.0111
🤖 (not 👻)71.916328.1141
hypochondriac (not stoic)71.912020.035
funny (not humorless)71.742720.2395
introspective (not not introspective)71.634123.6185
sweet (not bitter)71.631321.8388
moderate (not extreme)71.512323.8362
wholesome (not salacious)71.540923.7113
ranged (not melee)71.510822.624
empath (not psychopath)71.450526.462
utilitarian (not decorative)71.337523.1103
low self esteem (not narcissistic)71.314726.438
🧐 (not 😎)71.123926.9159
vanilla (not kinky)70.926925.2349
open-book (not secretive)70.915923.242
prestigious (not disreputable)70.846222.2336
touchy-feely (not distant)70.724828.542
treasure (not trash)70.682923.3165
well behaved (not mischievous)70.526824.7393
traumatized (not flourishing)70.545826.441
🐐 (not 🦒)70.422327.7202
gendered (not androgynous)70.197627.0163
one-faced (not two-faced)70.059129.951
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.976524.4387
privileged (not oppressed)69.763828.941
complimentary (not insulting)69.737225.3109
trusting (not charming)69.614225.2391
cultured (not rustic)69.543225.229
warm (not quarrelsome)69.429423.0401
practical (not imaginative)69.451726.9339
thrifty (not extravagant)69.428921.052
slovenly (not stylish)69.218822.0397
not genocidal (not genocidal)68.870738.025
driven (not unambitious)68.7110123.6354
pointed (not random)68.775222.640
on-time (not tardy)68.769224.761
lenient (not strict)68.631622.5382
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.425624.3319
precise (not vague)68.458326.0286
centrist (not radical)68.411526.339
timid (not cocky)68.314126.949
scheduled (not spontaneous)68.157425.3396
🤠 (not 🤑)68.149126.5117
orderly (not chaotic)68.049825.2445
jealous (not compersive)68.035524.7325
average (not deviant)68.015025.8289
indie (not pop)68.047126.832
pure (not debased)67.941723.5371
obsessed (not aloof)67.748324.5380
legit (not scrub)67.777926.0163
weird (not normal)67.652321.5504
expressive (not stoic)67.552324.5430
involved (not remote)67.567724.2342
altruistic (not selfish)67.351324.1417
sane (not crazy)67.235225.1122
reliable (not experimental)67.146330.932
demure (not vain)67.029224.9335
quiet (not loud)66.836723.4390
opinionated (not neutral)66.8105626.154
motivated (not unmotivated)66.8117929.245
innocent (not worldly)66.717824.3420
persistent (not quitter)66.6130529.1128
factual (not exaggerating)66.541332.065
unchallenging (not demanding)66.511426.347
consistent (not variable)66.448722.835
earth (not air)66.351334.649
🌟 (not 💩)66.287024.9122
😬 (not 😏)66.124528.3135
repetitive (not varied)66.039025.2182
humble (not arrogant)65.936125.5449
protagonist (not antagonist)65.979926.837
tight (not loose)65.868624.636
generous (not stingy)65.859325.960
serious (not bold)65.731624.0388
trusting (not suspicious)65.633227.7463
frugal (not lavish)65.644421.7339
accommodating (not stubborn)65.316432.762
📈 (not 📉)65.255528.8106
off-key (not musical)65.237529.236
interested (not bored)65.275026.054
rock (not rap)65.2102621.335
flimsy (not sturdy)65.122322.937
linear (not circular)65.025528.451
yes-man (not contrarian)64.919327.737
analysis (not common sense)64.847327.746
cooperative (not competitive)64.729829.4475
neurotypical (not autistic)64.790427.3374
neat (not messy)64.771626.1306
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.760326.952
chivalrous (not businesslike)64.638828.951
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.625328.034
existentialist (not nihilist)64.545328.775
wooden (not plastic)64.471331.042
classical (not avant-garde)64.449727.1106
shy (not playful)64.316224.9375
perceptive (not unobservant)64.3105828.044
overachiever (not underachiever)64.396430.354
reassuring (not fearmongering)64.355629.735
patient (not impatient)64.228529.8185
liberal (not conservative)64.260828.5103
🤺 (not 🏌)64.182931.5108
attentive (not interrupting)64.146428.149
tailor (not blacksmith)63.965630.421
corporate (not freelance)63.838828.235
pensive (not serene)63.885425.541
sexual (not asexual)63.777128.560
theoretical (not empirical)63.610531.2379
communal (not individualist)63.621227.5101
gracious (not feisty)63.318826.1329
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.252326.0176
triggered (not trolling)63.265527.035
official (not backdoor)63.137526.7408
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.168925.343
English (not German)63.0112429.526
resigned (not resistant)62.95928.1392
👟 (not 🥾)62.846534.4129
western (not eastern)62.662132.5185
clean (not perverted)62.680128.849
glad (not mad)62.538023.4122
vegan (not cannibal)62.550927.425
open-minded (not close-minded)62.264125.2496
lustful (not chaste)62.060324.6406
tasteful (not lewd)61.974125.9437
disarming (not creepy)61.988625.1146
studious (not goof-off)61.987828.9125
subdued (not exuberant)61.830528.736
washed (not muddy)61.771126.343
conventional (not creative)61.644227.9420
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.658427.0188
fixable (not unfixable)61.463027.836
domestic (not industrial)61.337629.3106
tactful (not indiscreet)61.373026.9146
orange (not purple)61.240629.9309
🥴 (not 🥳)61.254627.3129
comedic (not dramatic)61.228626.956
fresh (not stinky)61.088525.9209
feminist (not sexist)60.985727.9159
🧢 (not 🎩)60.854832.8120
Greek (not Roman)60.819230.626
resourceful (not helpless)60.5115627.2129
innocent (not jaded)60.530826.152
refined (not rugged)60.470326.4422
🐒 (not 🐩)60.447031.6131
attractive (not repulsive)60.399921.7457
accepting (not judgemental)60.351729.4309
ironic (not profound)60.250329.245
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.161830.6125
reactive (not proactive)60.147128.232
slothful (not active)60.013124.4334
blissful (not haunted)59.928127.760
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.844227.3106
straightforward (not cryptic)59.789929.4422
traditional (not unorthodox)59.748827.8102
🐴 (not 🦄)59.666132.2120
enslaved (not emancipated)59.520627.1383
offended (not chill)59.368927.735
geriatric (not vibrant)59.224527.927
💝 (not 💔)59.158432.2175
jealous (not opinionated)59.017332.943
realist (not idealist)58.960631.3115
concrete (not abstract)58.971229.1122
down2earth (not head@clouds)58.868330.1372
wise (not foolish)58.773124.7438
private (not gregarious)58.780725.6389
nonpolitical (not political)58.740930.0315
everyman (not chosen one)58.647527.836
equitable (not hypocritical)58.563627.5117
frenzied (not sleepy)58.5119724.341
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.244727.4360
reclusive (not social)58.151326.0227
😜 (not 🤐)58.158227.1120
sage (not whippersnapper)58.149128.032
playful (not serious)57.848322.9435
young (not old)57.685421.0382
🥰 (not 🙃)57.563932.6203
Italian (not Swedish)57.565629.533
lighthearted (not intense)57.536529.644
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)57.460529.9350
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.384728.2300
arcane (not mainstream)57.270329.2338
realistic (not ambitious)57.239832.161
🐮 (not 🐷)57.172728.2189
loveable (not punchable)57.185629.738
literal (not metaphorical)56.986929.5398
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.949231.944
sober (not indulgent)56.857027.8370
guarded (not open)56.8107927.9392
sarcastic (not genuine)56.862629.0430
hoarder (not unprepared)56.782124.9362
grateful (not entitled)56.663531.445
wavering (not resolute)56.524928.9120
OCD (not ADHD)56.588731.354
interesting (not tiresome)56.4106728.7406
happy (not sad)56.446025.4441
master (not apprentice)56.495328.0194
freak (not normie)56.473329.262
gullible (not cynical)56.343133.639
deep (not shallow)56.190027.1128
smooth (not rough)56.064326.1363
beautiful (not ugly)56.0119023.1102
flexible (not rigid)55.750828.6365
pro (not noob)55.7111229.8136
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.656828.6319
envious (not prideful)55.517528.865
pessimistic (not optimistic)55.469330.3391
modern (not historical)55.479628.6284
predictable (not quirky)55.461431.155
builder (not explorer)55.364931.1412
chatty (not reserved)55.272927.2475
objective (not subjective)55.253529.5125
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.129528.6279
realistic (not fantastical)55.081431.660
oblivious (not alert)54.842928.7114
Pepsi (not Coke)54.844834.652
paranoid (not naive)54.889430.833
real (not philosophical)54.799531.2303
overprepared (not efficient)54.724530.446
cheery (not sorrowful)54.654425.6440
slow (not fast)54.632525.9335
open to new experinces (not uncreative)54.6109027.4367
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.5121427.9324
biased (not impartial)54.4112627.8388
bright (not depressed)54.471725.9357
cat person (not dog person)54.466635.733
sickly (not healthy)54.233529.9399
lost (not enlightened)54.275229.235
moody (not stable)54.199528.5434
sugarcoated (not frank)53.926629.545
hurried (not leisurely)53.886127.6438
🧕 (not 💃)53.842428.8183
😀 (not 😭)53.769629.0135
miserable (not joyful)53.689726.0145
rich (not poor)53.492220.6370
pack rat (not minimalist)53.460028.4113
French (not Russian)53.391925.526
logical (not emotional)53.266927.4471
pretentious (not unassuming)53.187430.0133
sunny (not gloomy)53.163222.552
basic (not hipster)52.797629.8413
presidential (not folksy)52.684027.535
complicated (not simple)52.5108230.0338
juvenile (not mature)52.567026.0127
go-getter (not slugabed)52.4135726.3108
zany (not regular)52.488128.3125
formal (not intimate)52.474227.6207
always down (not picky)52.453027.930
masculine (not feminine)52.393021.6460
summer (not winter)52.379032.242
thick (not thin)52.158122.3300
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.178534.3214
unlucky (not fortunate)52.081029.5430
unpolished (not eloquent)51.858727.5306
family-first (not work-first)51.878827.9447
scruffy (not manicured)51.756127.9436
🥵 (not 🥶)51.785129.652
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.668835.4247
gossiping (not confidential)51.651429.0472
👽 (not 🤡)51.687831.9132
child free (not pronatalist)51.3104330.6303
expressive (not monotone)51.3100326.741
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.275327.1266
hedonist (not monastic)51.290427.878
self-destructive (not self-improving)51.186130.145
epic (not deep)51.181929.935
tautology (not oxymoron)51.148529.614
extraordinary (not mundane)51.0113028.4380
morning lark (not night owl)51.059931.5238
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.0121323.9100
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.079828.042
dry (not moist)50.183927.629
socialist (not libertarian)50.852229.1271
heathen (not devout)50.870830.3324
outsider (not insider)50.287431.2287
monochrome (not multicolored)50.282027.1106
flirtatious (not prudish)50.290930.538
😊 (not 🤣)50.698630.4143

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Brian Johnson (0.868)
  2. Columbus (0.858)
  3. Evan (0.839)
  4. Molly Hooper (0.834)
  5. Oliver Hampton (0.829)
  6. Jimmy Palmer (0.827)
  7. Winn Schott (0.817)
  8. Timothy McGee (0.813)
  9. Ben Wyatt (0.792)
  10. George Michael Bluth (0.786)
  1. Billy Hargrove (-0.602)
  2. Noah Puckerman (-0.58)
  3. Merle Dixon (-0.542)
  4. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.525)
  5. Gaston (-0.51)
  6. Charlie Harper (-0.505)
  7. Nelson Muntz (-0.503)
  8. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.502)
  9. Tyler Durden (-0.49)
  10. George Wickham (-0.485)

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.



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