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Howard Wolowitz Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Howard Wolowitz 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. 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 500 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
engineerial (not lawyerly)96.716.327
physicist (not photographer)96.457.318
nerd (not jock)94.73713.3450
bookish (not sporty)92.96411.9387
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)92.62910.512
🧠 (not 💪)91.67311.6160
childlike (not parental)90.76811.312
high-tech (not low-tech)90.55414.0421
fantasy-prone (not grounded)89.86712.911
dorky (not cool)88.42615.6145
technophile (not luddite)88.03119.8391
gamer (not non-gamer)87.72322.270
rejected (not popular)87.76910.716
short (not tall)87.46715.7498
mathematical (not literary)87.22316.9417
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)86.911612.416
prankster (not anti-prank)86.911415.819
codependent (not independent)86.62918.5497
chatty (not reserved)85.420117.2447
intellectual (not physical)85.221823.4442
high IQ (not low IQ)85.147117.1342
weird (not normal)85.114314.8498
lover (not fighter)85.06413.069
cheesy (not chic)84.94716.542
scientific (not artistic)84.814019.2422
zebra (not lion)84.78919.912
prying (not unmeddlesome)84.420014.618
flawed (not perfect)84.221212.815
desperate (not high standards)84.14318.682
thin (not thick)83.35121.1300
puny (not mighty)82.82216.7394
beta (not alpha)82.89219.5348
lustful (not chaste)82.514723.6452
awkward (not suspicious)82.55419.4420
🐀 (not 🐘)82.44918.7233
perverted (not clean)82.29623.573
gossiping (not confidential)81.911218.5498
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.915916.8135
playful (not serious)81.716417.1446
lewd (not tasteful)81.75720.0420
🎨 (not 🏀)81.536821.864
expressive (not stoic)80.726719.1443
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)80.720121.015
sheltered (not street-smart)80.68520.6393
flamboyant (not modest)80.620920.6474
anxious (not calm)80.620717.1405
juvenile (not mature)80.515615.5142
awkward (not charming)80.48019.2479
soft (not hard)80.414217.4405
snoops (not minds-own-business)80.340723.411
soft (not hard)80.115919.5121
zany (not regular)80.020619.4132
buffoon (not charmer)80.07210.511
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)79.855616.710
wired (not tired)79.816728.913
awkward (not comfortable)79.616522.814
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)79.532423.451
sexual (not asexual)79.443630.867
dramatic (not no-nonsense)79.325420.3197
twitchy (not still)79.223914.967
cringeworthy (not inspiring)78.813722.8128
valedictorian (not drop out)78.753123.9165
sarcastic (not genuine)78.523922.3393
flower child (not goth)78.536123.743
tailor (not blacksmith)78.319422.249
submissive (not dominant)78.114822.7467
often crying (not never cries)78.114220.654
first-mate (not captain)77.829522.3428
homebody (not world traveler)77.722421.212
good-humored (not angry)77.433120.2359
fast-talking (not slow-talking)77.430620.947
vintage (not trendy)77.446421.476
gatherer (not hunter)77.219925.654
😜 (not 🤐)77.130224.4129
metrosexual (not macho)77.018924.044
emotional (not unemotional)76.955222.947
preppy (not punk rock)76.639425.148
weakass (not badass)76.59422.673
folksy (not presidential)75.920020.549
bad-manners (not good-manners)75.821017.811
clumsy (not coordinated)75.717620.7405
mechanical (not natural)75.521722.917
sassy (not chill)75.460416.010
cassanova (not love shy)75.430328.911
mischievous (not well behaved)75.159024.6384
devoted (not unfaithful)75.1106725.445
hypochondriac (not stoic)75.110022.137
expressive (not monotone)75.148830.058
sensitive (not thick-skinned)75.020723.5376
fantastical (not realistic)75.024226.369
ironic (not profound)75.09220.159
annoying (not unannoying)75.028722.614
touchy-feely (not distant)74.821523.650
funny (not humorless)74.745124.3437
gregarious (not private)74.620923.0385
goofy (not unfrivolous)74.632222.513
loud (not quiet)74.649724.5431
purple (not orange)74.615128.7344
vain (not demure)74.533623.9399
inappropriate (not seemly)74.529723.717
interrupting (not attentive)74.329224.762
love-focused (not money-focused)74.373522.049
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.323824.8487
freak (not normie)74.234022.773
princess (not queen)74.212725.144
impatient (not patient)74.153021.5181
flimsy (not sturdy)74.19221.058
arrogant (not humble)74.050523.4447
skeptical (not spiritual)73.764125.0467
playful (not shy)73.771025.5390
creepy (not disarming)73.713523.1193
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.630424.3393
manicured (not scruffy)73.475525.3503
spirited (not lifeless)73.387317.910
🐿 (not 🦇)73.339629.8116
obsessed (not aloof)73.043326.5360
chronically single (not serial dater)73.060227.810
resists change (not likes change)73.055927.215
flirtatious (not prudish)72.946431.738
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)72.818625.410
lenient (not strict)72.729922.3442
🎩 (not 🧢)72.552127.3144
bad-cook (not good-cook)72.525828.044
unstable (not stable)72.452727.218
sunny (not gloomy)72.337222.844
🛌 (not 🧗)72.217627.9198
punchable (not loveable)71.926924.845
off target (not accurate)71.915818.517
multicolored (not monochrome)71.833131.0111
cocky (not timid)71.883328.852
🤖 (not 👻)71.721330.6150
disturbing (not enchanting)71.727820.812
cursed (not blessed)71.659026.314
follower (not leader)71.530315.215
meek (not bossy)71.418624.6399
vulnerable (not armoured)71.321925.8345
energetic (not mellow)71.347822.811
🤣 (not 😊)71.122528.2138
kinky (not vanilla)71.040829.7345
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.084226.1398
scandalous (not proper)70.852126.0366
bold (not serious)70.748524.1451
pack rat (not minimalist)70.620024.1127
💃 (not 🧕)70.569126.7225
eager (not reluctant)70.556921.113
curious (not apathetic)70.368024.0435
biased (not impartial)70.359923.6343
repulsive (not attractive)70.317721.7495
exaggerating (not factual)70.349628.364
traumatized (not flourishing)70.265426.456
whippersnapper (not sage)70.123225.443
exhibitionist (not bashful)70.152728.671
smug (not sheepish)70.183924.814
genius (not dunce)70.077722.9480
frenzied (not sleepy)70.088223.354
jealous (not compersive)69.940024.1388
🐐 (not 🦒)69.835527.3203
foolish (not wise)69.829721.9465
driven (not unambitious)69.1142324.0340
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.042229.0167
Pepsi (not Coke)69.07133.957
white knight (not bad boy)69.067728.241
problematic (not woke)68.949924.018
evolutionist (not creationist)68.945629.411
cheery (not sorrowful)68.735524.2435
specialist (not generalist)68.745225.4121
urban (not rural)68.782828.2229
feisty (not gracious)68.681024.6323
debased (not pure)68.547826.7345
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.538524.962
earthly (not divine)68.467221.312
competitive (not cooperative)68.480126.5426
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)68.331934.1229
ludicrous (not sensible)68.235127.4406
romantic (not dispassionate)68.284231.459
indulgent (not sober)68.156626.5395
quivering (not unstirring)68.117123.710
cringing away (not welcoming experience)68.133024.216
pensive (not serene)68.175322.047
gluttonous (not moderate)68.038223.510
experimental (not reliable)67.942129.239
repetitive (not varied)67.839225.7185
selfish (not altruistic)67.750626.5411
outgoing (not withdrawn)67.766929.112
pretentious (not unassuming)67.657825.4142
bold (not shy)67.5136130.1445
pacifist (not ferocious)67.534326.4399
warm (not cold)67.566423.5336
👟 (not 🥾)67.545731.4123
moody (not stable)67.481824.6436
persistent (not quitter)67.4170028.1130
capitalist (not communist)67.361932.410
edgy (not politically correct)67.166525.4383
open-book (not secretive)67.128526.148
analytical (not intuitive)67.151925.213
involved (not remote)67.091023.7332
opinionated (not neutral)67.0137329.773
epic (not deep)66.833822.355
analysis (not common sense)66.853727.251
extreme (not moderate)66.785526.3366
cliché (not original)66.733324.410
young (not old)66.694621.5407
indiscreet (not tactful)66.421429.7130
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.396228.1153
🤔 (not 🤫)66.343729.2128
oblivious (not alert)66.229524.6141
manic (not mild)66.182029.014
receiving (not giving)66.043230.043
blind (not all-seeing)66.036325.210
exuberant (not subdued)65.967127.548
proud (not apologetic)65.9119724.011
intimate (not formal)65.852226.2209
shallow (not deep)65.827724.4162
hesitant (not decisive)65.721326.7379
ADHD (not OCD)65.440725.851
oxymoron (not tautology)65.425526.534
arcane (not mainstream)65.458828.3356
tense (not relaxed)65.3124526.4470
happy (not sad)65.335523.8394
bubbly (not flat)65.355926.113
enslaved (not emancipated)65.215728.0362
trolling (not triggered)65.221629.150
friendly (not unfriendly)65.2100629.712
privileged (not oppressed)65.194529.747
overachiever (not underachiever)65.0124930.466
sexist (not feminist)64.936528.3189
crazy (not sane)64.961824.3152
motivated (not unmotivated)64.9162530.159
water (not fire)64.841829.959
passive (not assertive)64.723428.4317
fearmongering (not reassuring)64.746730.841
red (not blue)64.753437.510
everyman (not chosen one)64.642428.760
rock (not rap)64.6137433.452
whimsical (not rational)64.448725.8368
backdoor (not official)64.465727.5381
loyal (not traitorous)64.4139327.7468
nonpartisan (not activist)64.327833.610
obedient (not rebellious)64.244228.2332
jaded (not innocent)64.299830.339
kangaroo (not dolphin)64.242530.012
kind (not cruel)64.1119124.4383
🤺 (not 🏌)64.0110533.5137
reactive (not proactive)64.046231.041
careful (not brave)63.830629.5463
fussy (not sloppy)63.8115026.211
impulsive (not cautious)63.770131.3461
night owl (not morning lark)63.782527.9261
insulting (not complimentary)63.757230.198
random (not pointed)63.726928.569
🥶 (not 🥵)63.737127.160
fearful (not hopeful)63.734333.411
pronatalist (not child free)63.631628.8307
family-first (not work-first)63.670727.1493
goof-off (not studious)63.645729.1160
permanent (not transient)63.560726.0128
salacious (not wholesome)63.555230.5129
questioning (not believing)63.489127.011
outsider (not insider)63.360130.8296
statist (not anarchist)63.358527.1159
open (not guarded)63.024627.4384
insecure (not confident)63.032330.0395
cunning (not honorable)62.853525.9489
unpolished (not eloquent)62.845527.7342
ugly (not beautiful)62.819325.9127
ambitious (not realistic)62.883928.774
democratic (not authoritarian)62.771628.1342
offended (not chill)62.776930.045
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.725730.751
scholarly (not crafty)62.646830.1507
hippie (not militaristic)62.648224.518
Italian (not Swedish)62.261330.253
moist (not dry)62.249832.063
rude (not respectful)62.152327.3472
extrovert (not introvert)62.183831.2416
creator (not consumer)62.183830.814
old-fashioned (not progressive)62.159319.811
entitled (not grateful)61.970630.759
avant-garde (not classical)61.847426.996
cheery (not grumpy)61.860425.516
hard-work (not natural-talent)61.793825.969
hypocritical (not equitable)61.656826.0118
jovial (not noble)61.641431.316
knowledgeable (not ignorant)61.5123527.250
precise (not vague)61.4105826.9308
🦄 (not 🐴)61.453231.9151
Greek (not Roman)61.424331.650
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.431131.046
extraordinary (not mundane)61.3115227.4390
noob (not pro)61.327229.6135
🧐 (not 😎)61.360932.4162
gendered (not androgynous)61.2163728.4193
irreverent (not sincere)61.238829.112
disorganized (not self-disciplined)61.139828.5372
😈 (not 😇)61.170329.0140
stingy (not generous)61.151328.576
competent (not incompetent)61.0146728.8384
side character (not main character)61.078628.247
naughty (not nice)61.076830.212
refined (not rugged)60.989126.6418
idealist (not realist)60.962828.8145
wavering (not resolute)60.921527.8124
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.975323.662
methodical (not astonishing)60.792427.6360
real (not philosophical)60.7101129.7301
💝 (not 💔)60.772731.2212
🐷 (not 🐮)60.734231.0199
picky (not always down)60.777730.245
chaotic (not orderly)60.673928.8439
straight (not queer)60.6134130.9212
deviant (not average)60.598828.0303
🤠 (not 🤑)60.5100430.8117
fast (not slow)60.4122826.6350
hedonist (not monastic)60.469829.879
vibrant (not geriatric)60.4115528.153
innovative (not routine)60.382230.911
judgemental (not accepting)60.278729.2285
emotional (not logical)59.886426.5487
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.7106928.4239
glad (not mad)59.759326.8158
extravagant (not thrifty)59.770732.661
hipster (not basic)59.648230.4347
thinker (not feeler)59.666429.915
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.534828.5317
🐒 (not 🐩)59.463933.2134
🥴 (not 🥳)59.383031.8149
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.2118727.1122
comedic (not dramatic)59.242234.375
not genocidal (not genocidal)59.2131632.537
resentful (not euphoric)59.2104327.312
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.186431.6106
English (not German)59.1163030.342
egalitarian (not racist)59.0162326.5131
stubborn (not accommodating)59.0136332.076
straightforward (not cryptic)58.9120730.3369
sickly (not healthy)58.935626.7424
yes-man (not contrarian)58.941828.449
tiresome (not interesting)58.825529.4362
ranged (not melee)58.872428.346
deranged (not reasonable)58.763125.0130
🙃 (not 🥰)58.767532.6214
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.751429.552
uptight (not easy)58.7111134.013
gullible (not cynical)58.648831.852
nonpolitical (not political)58.555727.9340
demonic (not angelic)58.565824.1394
soulful (not soulless)58.4143129.8103
washed (not muddy)58.4108827.953
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.238433.1345
abstract (not concrete)58.256130.9150
😀 (not 😭)58.271830.6153
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.1102929.9317
coarse (not delicate)57.8107633.816
employee (not entrepreneur)57.860634.013
factual (not poetic)57.795429.451
haunted (not blissful)57.7124928.160
liberal (not conservative)57.6109926.8126
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.668931.644
creative (not conventional)57.592830.1457
spontaneous (not deliberate)57.560129.6370
quirky (not predictable)57.580932.261
lavish (not frugal)57.470730.5365
modern (not historical)57.496430.2303
bright (not depressed)57.379625.4331
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.3101134.561
interested (not bored)57.3139228.656
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)57.078030.7349
feminine (not masculine)56.976221.8461
plays hard (not works hard)56.951226.6428
neurotypical (not autistic)56.9145728.2402
stinky (not fresh)56.947328.7223
neat (not messy)56.8112729.5302
air (not earth)56.839332.965
sweet (not bitter)56.789724.8420
spontaneous (not scheduled)56.677531.7400
outlaw (not sheriff)56.690225.8390
resourceful (not helpless)56.6164329.2132
paranoid (not naive)56.6109129.357
important (not irrelevant)56.5165428.9252
psychopath (not empath)56.462725.167
transparent (not machiavellian)56.184434.857
real (not fake)56.0148723.412
scrub (not legit)55.931627.6187
resigned (not resistant)55.718929.2351
wild (not tame)55.7113230.4421
consistent (not variable)55.7110430.756
disreputable (not prestigious)55.655128.1332
unfixable (not fixable)55.657730.360
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.584128.1285
builder (not explorer)55.580632.6403
demanding (not unchallenging)55.5153534.169
glamorous (not spartan)55.572835.811
heathen (not devout)55.473428.3364
cosmopolitan (not provincial)55.492130.9311
slothful (not active)55.422528.5327
individualist (not communal)55.3113330.0127
unorthodox (not traditional)55.3105332.9106
🌟 (not 💩)55.3150629.5133
doer (not thinker)55.3123634.365
spicy (not mild)55.2120529.6385
open-minded (not close-minded)55.2115527.5421
🎃 (not 💀)55.281636.256
roundabout (not direct)55.140232.6363
giggling (not chortling)55.151834.852
rich (not poor)55.0112822.4368
overprepared (not efficient)55.029730.458
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)55.0106028.617
slumbering (not insomniac)54.936231.710
imaginative (not practical)54.863930.9370
long-winded (not concise)54.875428.533
handshakes (not hugs)54.8119635.213
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)54.8111230.711
nurturing (not poisonous)54.6117826.9186
slacker (not workaholic)54.639827.1108
western (not eastern)54.6147032.6199
one-faced (not two-faced)54.6129028.667
people-person (not things-person)54.6102730.911
libertarian (not socialist)54.499128.1279
lost (not enlightened)54.398825.949
protagonist (not antagonist)54.3148727.548
cultured (not rustic)54.3121028.150
reader (not writer)54.383330.912
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.2165130.2322
pointless (not meaningful)54.232629.412
hoarder (not unprepared)54.1121427.7325
off-key (not musical)54.1102432.450
believable (not poorly-written)54.1192225.255
flexible (not rigid)54.076428.7318
joyful (not miserable)54.071424.4137
centrist (not radical)54.074431.353
nonconformist (not social climber)54.0111822.411
prideful (not envious)53.9165731.681
metaphorical (not literal)53.854431.1385
domestic (not industrial)53.885030.3109
subjective (not objective)53.888832.2100
straight edge (not junkie)53.8143634.618
catty (not supportive)53.869331.511
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.764133.0272
leisurely (not hurried)53.767429.0452
📈 (not 📉)53.7141331.2117
unobservant (not perceptive)53.729830.757
jealous (not opinionated)53.733730.653
civilized (not barbaric)53.6137528.6411
existentialist (not nihilist)53.6130128.678
slovenly (not stylish)53.565630.2368
go-getter (not slugabed)53.5178727.9119
tardy (not on-time)53.562831.964
decorative (not utilitarian)53.464030.697
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.478728.049
handy (not can't-fix-anything)53.4133634.616
cannibal (not vegan)53.389332.844
strong identity (not social chameleon)53.2160829.018
sweet (not savory)53.180718.815
heroic (not villainous)53.0150723.7436
overspender (not penny-pincher)53.082133.3181
generic (not insightful)53.047832.710
🤡 (not 👽)52.978536.1138
indie (not pop)52.9133932.639
atheist (not theist)52.8122333.8118
Russian (not French)52.863931.143
quarrelsome (not warm)52.7107228.0381
simple (not complicated)52.750430.3348
intense (not lighthearted)52.7140733.839
negative (not positive)52.787231.812
experience-oriented (not goal-oriented)52.777527.610
wolf (not bear)52.7121231.311
frank (not sugarcoated)52.6162333.148
instinctual (not reasoned)52.5115230.7374
theoretical (not empirical)52.561534.4338
cat person (not dog person)52.599133.740
summer (not winter)52.5100832.546
conformist (not maverick)52.558022.013
overthinker (not underthinker)52.5154534.717
repressed (not forward)52.465930.614
gross (not hygienic)52.444022.712
human (not animalistic)52.3153030.1348
apprentice (not master)52.167330.0216
treasure (not trash)52.1167929.4167
unlucky (not fortunate)51.9111430.7475
corporate (not freelance)51.981128.754
trusting (not suspicious)51.788628.7418
trusting (not charming)51.790226.5382
worldly (not innocent)51.6146929.6445
absentminded (not focused)51.654129.314
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.5109129.7406
clinical (not heartfelt)51.578126.713
😬 (not 😏)51.383133.5153
gentle (not harsh)51.3101726.110
smooth (not rough)51.2104028.0356
not introspective (not introspective)51.258331.4199
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)51.2135537.911
lazy (not diligent)51.126127.6445
circular (not linear)51.096832.261
loose (not tight)51.066732.753
wooden (not plastic)50.9158731.954
reclusive (not social)50.893230.9216
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)50.8103037.7146
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.7104530.8381
vengeful (not forgiving)50.4105328.6431
utopian (not dystopian)50.4103530.311

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Vince Masuka (0.738)
  2. Dinesh Chugtai (0.662)
  3. Fogell (McLovin) (0.659)
  4. Lee Sizemore (0.641)
  5. Ian Duncan (0.633)
  6. Andy Bernard (0.628)
  7. Craig Pelton (0.623)
  8. Asher Millstone (0.594)
  9. Ling (0.585)
  10. Tobias Funke (0.581)
  1. Teal'c (-0.446)
  2. 'Chief' Bromden (-0.44)
  3. Dembe Zuma (-0.415)
  4. Aragorn (-0.414)
  5. Li Mu Bai (-0.413)
  6. Blondie (-0.412)
  7. Mufasa (-0.4)
  8. Eddard Stark (-0.392)
  9. Vander (-0.379)
  10. Mike Ehrmantraut (-0.378)

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

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


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