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Raj Koothrappali Personality Statistics

Raj Koothrappali 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
nerd (not jock)94.04311.7395
bookish (not sporty)91.38113.5371
emotional (not unemotional)90.06916.043
🧠 (not 💪)89.48814.7156
high-tech (not low-tech)89.15513.7369
submissive (not dominant)89.02111.9481
gamer (not non-gamer)89.01719.349
lover (not fighter)88.91814.076
intellectual (not physical)88.311617.5463
awkward (not suspicious)88.31312.9380
beta (not alpha)87.82714.9387
sensitive (not thick-skinned)87.81615.7367
soft (not hard)87.42913.5404
high IQ (not low IQ)87.329715.5367
insecure (not confident)86.61916.1379
often crying (not never cries)86.53114.734
soft (not hard)86.34314.5134
first-mate (not captain)85.86317.8454
kind (not cruel)85.625815.1386
shy (not bold)84.7618.4478
self-conscious (not self-assured)84.51719.5343
sheltered (not street-smart)84.43415.8392
codependent (not independent)84.23918.7503
technophile (not luddite)83.96423.1339
dorky (not cool)83.95817.7132
good-humored (not angry)83.413114.8347
love-focused (not money-focused)83.130016.049
romantic (not dispassionate)83.117415.959
soulful (not soulless)82.734220.385
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.69515.1141
anxious (not calm)82.413417.8367
desperate (not high standards)82.25022.773
flower child (not goth)82.120217.952
passive (not assertive)81.92119.0371
hesitant (not decisive)81.92518.5404
loyal (not traitorous)81.756719.1433
meek (not bossy)81.64417.2374
pacifist (not ferocious)81.55519.3422
weird (not normal)81.020116.1441
vulnerable (not armoured)81.04420.4351
introvert (not extrovert)80.98522.5408
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.817920.5195
warm (not cold)80.220518.3360
gullible (not cynical)80.26321.050
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)80.123920.037
🐿 (not 🦇)79.814224.2128
valedictorian (not drop out)79.441625.6129
careful (not brave)79.34718.7469
awkward (not charming)79.29122.0457
scientific (not artistic)79.123022.9442
gatherer (not hunter)79.112816.140
metrosexual (not macho)78.711220.949
rich (not poor)78.738223.6339
nurturing (not poisonous)78.628818.7142
civilized (not barbaric)78.240320.8387
🎨 (not 🏀)78.239519.143
mathematical (not literary)77.88224.9378
🛌 (not 🧗)77.68321.2232
sweet (not bitter)77.522720.4395
low self esteem (not narcissistic)77.47723.661
treasure (not trash)77.065120.9150
preppy (not punk rock)76.732322.354
gossiping (not confidential)76.017525.6473
egalitarian (not racist)75.979421.4124
shy (not playful)75.55225.1436
puny (not mighty)75.36719.0385
weakass (not badass)75.29226.157
scholarly (not crafty)75.212624.2436
😇 (not 😈)75.127423.1129
thinker (not doer)75.08121.464
fantastical (not realistic)74.920525.062
vegan (not cannibal)74.822823.943
freak (not normie)74.825522.281
cheesy (not chic)74.820722.641
innocent (not jaded)74.711621.737
obedient (not rebellious)74.615921.9352
tailor (not blacksmith)74.529917.139
multicolored (not monochrome)74.121225.9107
quiet (not loud)74.023224.6395
devoted (not unfaithful)74.089025.650
🦄 (not 🐴)73.920027.7118
stuttering (not rhythmic)73.96922.338
funny (not humorless)73.938621.1364
good-cook (not bad-cook)73.812930.653
🎃 (not 💀)73.817526.851
warm (not quarrelsome)73.721622.9397
reclusive (not social)73.621223.4223
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.528830.5145
expressive (not monotone)73.443528.544
democratic (not authoritarian)73.421024.7327
wholesome (not salacious)73.436426.7132
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.325128.5149
roundabout (not direct)73.35324.6356
glad (not mad)73.318223.0122
angelic (not demonic)73.236420.2369
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.16726.565
water (not fire)73.117125.766
juvenile (not mature)72.926122.3120
trusting (not suspicious)72.819126.0439
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)72.815824.156
timid (not cocky)72.89925.655
exaggerating (not factual)72.736125.254
playful (not serious)72.526221.8459
head@clouds (not down2earth)72.526525.9380
clumsy (not coordinated)72.519721.5381
lenient (not strict)72.225722.3418
loveable (not punchable)72.242226.152
genius (not dunce)72.154723.7458
👟 (not 🥾)71.924230.6161
cultured (not rustic)71.937324.053
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)71.829027.5361
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.370026.450
giggling (not chortling)71.311222.543
innocent (not worldly)71.213023.0480
respectful (not rude)70.950225.1419
emotional (not logical)70.839124.3485
curious (not apathetic)70.651524.6435
English (not German)70.680222.531
eastern (not western)70.43127.7181
white knight (not bad boy)70.449022.753
forgiving (not vengeful)70.236325.3471
idealist (not realist)70.227625.7143
complimentary (not insulting)70.238425.6113
domestic (not industrial)70.017426.7107
traumatized (not flourishing)70.049625.348
moody (not stable)69.861024.0457
🤖 (not 👻)69.621926.8137
🐐 (not 🦒)69.625729.0208
giving (not receiving)69.652329.850
tense (not relaxed)69.583325.6476
statist (not anarchist)69.428322.4161
oblivious (not alert)69.419025.2145
manicured (not scruffy)69.272428.9449
introspective (not not introspective)69.246627.0177
pure (not debased)68.742125.0343
human (not animalistic)68.778326.7340
not genocidal (not genocidal)68.777530.535
young (not old)68.568720.6430
😬 (not 😏)68.522029.9141
tame (not wild)68.326825.4443
vintage (not trendy)68.370127.848
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.242623.552
twitchy (not still)68.151424.583
cooperative (not competitive)67.726127.9449
feminist (not sexist)67.775928.4171
resigned (not resistant)67.53125.6357
washed (not muddy)67.459524.437
open-minded (not close-minded)67.350324.7458
empath (not psychopath)67.067728.358
generous (not stingy)66.960827.178
sugarcoated (not frank)66.87127.431
quirky (not predictable)66.835531.125
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.738330.0289
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.735023.954
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.677827.1138
folksy (not presidential)66.636221.637
obsessed (not aloof)66.654127.9351
urban (not rural)66.676228.9200
reactive (not proactive)66.627730.436
wavering (not resolute)66.48326.2130
heroic (not villainous)66.389921.7439
poetic (not factual)66.328630.455
🤺 (not 🏌)66.279232.6134
flimsy (not sturdy)66.220625.041
vibrant (not geriatric)66.273626.137
lavish (not frugal)66.140330.8346
expressive (not stoic)66.059529.4442
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.016727.433
open-book (not secretive)66.024730.757
pensive (not serene)65.976522.760
everyman (not chosen one)65.928828.626
hypochondriac (not stoic)65.821825.229
cringeworthy (not inspiring)65.533826.4125
existentialist (not nihilist)65.443424.885
perceptive (not unobservant)65.4108826.847
ranged (not melee)65.326027.935
honorable (not cunning)65.159925.8465
indulgent (not sober)65.054627.4373
specialist (not generalist)65.049828.792
yes-man (not contrarian)65.019229.232
summer (not winter)64.950632.042
decorative (not utilitarian)64.825728.9114
overspender (not penny-pincher)64.836831.5202
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.865523.946
healthy (not sickly)64.790026.0379
accepting (not judgemental)64.743929.3312
refined (not rugged)64.563825.8481
whimsical (not rational)64.539327.6390
interested (not bored)64.484625.674
prestigious (not disreputable)64.468524.3341
lustful (not chaste)64.157728.0409
💔 (not 💝)64.137934.6209
oxymoron (not tautology)64.127522.112
methodical (not astonishing)64.062227.6377
wooden (not plastic)64.076728.552
lighthearted (not intense)63.925632.861
unchallenging (not demanding)63.914929.963
feminine (not masculine)63.651221.8509
apprentice (not master)63.632027.7193
accommodating (not stubborn)63.618732.458
touchy-feely (not distant)63.542032.866
zany (not regular)63.462426.9149
genuine (not sarcastic)63.353228.2414
overprepared (not efficient)63.311528.848
blissful (not haunted)63.324728.048
Pepsi (not Coke)63.313433.453
jealous (not compersive)63.248026.7355
slothful (not active)63.210722.6332
unlucky (not fortunate)63.147528.3472
child free (not pronatalist)63.070230.9315
neat (not messy)63.078430.1323
repetitive (not varied)63.051927.2176
Italian (not Swedish)63.049326.740
abstract (not concrete)62.934129.0149
trusting (not charming)62.735628.3385
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.495428.1404
imaginative (not practical)62.337428.4354
analysis (not common sense)62.356629.351
pack rat (not minimalist)62.235725.1106
🥴 (not 🥳)62.054229.8136
earth (not air)62.072635.260
communal (not individualist)61.925128.198
subdued (not exuberant)61.932429.438
philosophical (not real)61.820725.6298
dog person (not cat person)61.852441.142
leisurely (not hurried)61.734127.2440
gracious (not feisty)61.523526.0334
sunny (not gloomy)61.550329.242
princess (not queen)61.436636.136
slow (not fast)61.321123.0390
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.359229.9450
🌟 (not 💩)61.1106229.2133
🐮 (not 🐷)61.053631.2210
random (not pointed)60.626830.151
ambitious (not realistic)60.676629.160
short (not tall)60.547322.8367
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.555530.0342
outsider (not insider)60.557831.6299
French (not Russian)60.469126.936
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.342731.736
competent (not incompetent)60.2119927.9364
indiscreet (not tactful)60.229229.4139
theoretical (not empirical)60.117230.1370
nonpolitical (not political)60.140327.4315
important (not irrelevant)60.1124428.1248
foolish (not wise)60.046624.5466
liberal (not conservative)59.980827.7146
consistent (not variable)59.874530.240
on-time (not tardy)59.895230.368
family-first (not work-first)59.765528.5452
legit (not scrub)59.6111326.8154
centrist (not radical)59.637226.044
OCD (not ADHD)59.486430.737
moist (not dry)59.349430.740
attentive (not interrupting)59.263928.948
enslaved (not emancipated)58.922928.6311
proper (not scandalous)58.964927.8401
slugabed (not go-getter)58.712028.9111
🥶 (not 🥵)58.745431.150
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.548126.9347
off-key (not musical)58.565128.748
smooth (not rough)58.461329.1362
🧐 (not 😎)58.457931.5158
transparent (not machiavellian)58.460632.442
deep (not shallow)58.388928.0162
humble (not arrogant)58.155528.5431
sheriff (not outlaw)58.167527.3367
night owl (not morning lark)58.185029.2255
fixable (not unfixable)58.182029.932
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.090126.966
helpless (not resourceful)57.916828.9112
lost (not enlightened)57.967825.757
devout (not heathen)57.869726.0302
crazy (not sane)57.768427.0138
straight (not queer)57.6121126.8194
🥰 (not 🙃)57.667833.4206
📈 (not 📉)57.695630.9130
perverted (not clean)57.645828.358
modern (not historical)57.577427.8263
believable (not poorly-written)57.5147029.850
hedonist (not monastic)57.467027.479
equitable (not hypocritical)57.271027.8136
😊 (not 🤣)57.289131.6144
diligent (not lazy)57.1139426.8475
subjective (not objective)57.154430.191
😭 (not 😀)57.161331.2136
cautious (not impulsive)57.068332.4463
permanent (not transient)57.074928.5144
🐀 (not 🐘)56.958234.0220
beautiful (not ugly)56.8126729.7110
🤑 (not 🤠)56.853132.2116
protagonist (not antagonist)56.7113629.847
envious (not prideful)56.516427.874
rock (not rap)56.5137230.940
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.426729.7286
moderate (not extreme)56.345229.2353
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.3109728.0105
frenzied (not sleepy)56.3134824.851
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.295729.6358
average (not deviant)56.245427.0268
ironic (not profound)56.266628.052
motivated (not unmotivated)56.2147829.255
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.152428.9377
arcane (not mainstream)56.178629.9353
libertarian (not socialist)56.071929.0297
politically correct (not edgy)56.058127.3371
patient (not impatient)56.048630.9154
creepy (not disarming)56.034827.0160
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.995429.4329
long-winded (not concise)55.857727.831
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.787630.1371
slovenly (not stylish)55.747128.3322
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.733830.7241
🤐 (not 😜)55.773636.2126
one-faced (not two-faced)55.7100932.073
reserved (not chatty)55.673132.5448
serious (not bold)55.560427.4392
flamboyant (not modest)55.466330.8504
depressed (not bright)55.464727.2354
jealous (not opinionated)55.323430.044
biased (not impartial)55.1117226.8358
mild (not spicy)55.151630.1396
spiritual (not skeptical)55.034329.3429
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.057726.165
involved (not remote)54.9121429.4362
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.9129329.3340
opinionated (not neutral)54.9144232.465
always down (not picky)54.648631.437
sad (not happy)54.496227.1359
🐩 (not 🐒)54.479034.9138
guarded (not open)54.2121532.6357
altruistic (not selfish)54.289129.6384
interesting (not tiresome)54.2119628.9365
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)54.259033.9124
driven (not unambitious)54.1149327.2365
orderly (not chaotic)53.983930.0410
vanilla (not kinky)53.975331.5367
lewd (not tasteful)53.749027.7432
reasoned (not instinctual)53.661229.8358
grateful (not entitled)53.674629.649
purple (not orange)53.573331.6309
cheery (not sorrowful)53.459727.1418
theist (not atheist)53.457330.780
unpolished (not eloquent)53.358429.5364
reasonable (not deranged)53.393228.1124
extraordinary (not mundane)53.2114728.1380
flexible (not rigid)53.163728.9339
noob (not pro)53.136930.6130
extravagant (not thrifty)53.174734.652
well behaved (not mischievous)53.065229.6389
intimate (not formal)53.079830.2204
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.080133.8205
freelance (not corporate)53.093329.536
backdoor (not official)52.987328.4372
explorer (not builder)52.981230.8463
sexual (not asexual)52.8114032.564
naive (not paranoid)52.751434.354
literal (not metaphorical)52.6108731.0356
fresh (not stinky)52.6114628.2226
gregarious (not private)52.557529.8336
🎩 (not 🧢)52.585434.3134
attractive (not repulsive)52.4124624.8452
cryptic (not straightforward)52.438130.6369
thin (not thick)52.498922.5267
loose (not tight)52.450328.543
unprepared (not hoarder)52.156027.1326
creative (not conventional)52.087828.9406
works hard (not plays hard)52.0113225.9371
reliable (not experimental)51.990128.744
prudish (not flirtatious)51.969027.334
neurotypical (not autistic)51.8138030.5382
miserable (not joyful)51.898826.9129
self-disciplined (not disorganized)51.7118828.3341
complicated (not simple)51.7117331.8341
classical (not avant-garde)51.795729.093
💃 (not 🧕)51.7110832.6192
overachiever (not underachiever)51.7132934.653
👽 (not 🤡)51.693332.8141
reassuring (not fearmongering)51.597933.749
vain (not demure)51.484730.2339
persistent (not quitter)51.4161129.6134
Greek (not Roman)51.470524.632
linear (not circular)51.484130.630
whippersnapper (not sage)51.484028.440
androgynous (not gendered)51.315331.2165
🤔 (not 🤫)51.3105135.1130
sensible (not ludicrous)51.299630.9355
basic (not hipster)51.2107028.3383
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.280831.0393
slacker (not workaholic)51.139124.9107
pretentious (not unassuming)51.198231.4137
goof-off (not studious)50.155729.2153
chill (not offended)50.170630.149
dramatic (not comedic)50.9117730.668
pop (not indie)50.955736.547
precise (not vague)50.2122728.7281
triggered (not trolling)50.8119728.847
unorthodox (not traditional)50.496229.998
privileged (not oppressed)50.6114733.955
deep (not epic)50.581629.360

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Leonard Hofstadter (0.777)
  2. Louis Tully (0.758)
  3. George Michael Bluth (0.74)
  4. Winn Schott (0.739)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (0.737)
  6. Kif Kroker (0.736)
  7. Cameron James (0.735)
  8. Charles Boyle (0.729)
  9. George O'Malley (0.727)
  10. Jeremy Chetri (0.725)
  1. Merle Dixon (-0.539)
  2. Billy Hargrove (-0.535)
  3. Angel Eyes (-0.521)
  4. Quint (-0.505)
  5. Asha Greyjoy (-0.5)
  6. Megatron (-0.498)
  7. Shane Walsh (-0.497)
  8. Noah Puckerman (-0.493)
  9. Jayne Cobb (-0.493)
  10. Peter Wiggin (-0.491)

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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