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Raj Koothrappali Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
nerd (not jock)94.05111.7396
bookish (not sporty)91.310113.5375
🧠 (not 💪)89.710514.5163
gamer (not non-gamer)89.31618.654
lover (not fighter)89.31513.979
high-tech (not low-tech)89.26913.6374
emotional (not unemotional)89.010716.855
submissive (not dominant)88.92411.9488
intellectual (not physical)88.213517.6467
awkward (not suspicious)88.21713.1385
beta (not alpha)87.83314.9392
sensitive (not thick-skinned)87.81615.6373
soft (not hard)87.43513.4410
often crying (not never cries)87.43113.841
high IQ (not low IQ)87.434615.4372
insecure (not confident)86.62116.1380
soft (not hard)86.25614.7139
first-mate (not captain)85.77417.8456
kind (not cruel)85.630415.1387
self-conscious (not self-assured)84.61819.3349
shy (not bold)84.5818.7482
codependent (not independent)84.24518.7508
sheltered (not street-smart)84.24016.2394
technophile (not luddite)84.07323.0343
dorky (not cool)83.97117.6138
love-focused (not money-focused)83.634115.952
good-humored (not angry)83.416414.8349
romantic (not dispassionate)83.220516.567
soulful (not soulless)82.938919.990
flower child (not goth)82.622417.456
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.512215.2146
anxious (not calm)82.315418.1372
desperate (not high standards)81.95723.979
hesitant (not decisive)81.92918.5410
loyal (not traitorous)81.867919.0437
passive (not assertive)81.72819.1376
pacifist (not ferocious)81.66419.3427
meek (not bossy)81.65517.2375
vulnerable (not armoured)81.05820.3352
weird (not normal)80.923016.0443
introvert (not extrovert)80.911022.5410
gullible (not cynical)80.96920.654
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.720720.3201
metrosexual (not macho)80.68920.456
warm (not cold)80.224818.3364
valedictorian (not drop out)80.045625.2136
🐿 (not 🦇)79.817923.9131
gatherer (not hunter)79.613915.545
awkward (not charming)79.39722.0460
scientific (not artistic)79.326722.8447
careful (not brave)79.35218.7472
low self esteem (not narcissistic)78.68522.871
rich (not poor)78.543723.7342
civilized (not barbaric)78.447220.7391
nurturing (not poisonous)78.335518.9148
mathematical (not literary)77.810324.8384
🎨 (not 🏀)77.749618.447
🛌 (not 🧗)77.69821.1235
sweet (not bitter)77.327220.5400
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)77.038923.340
treasure (not trash)76.776521.4155
weakass (not badass)76.68925.662
innocent (not jaded)76.511820.745
cheesy (not chic)76.121121.747
egalitarian (not racist)76.095321.2127
preppy (not punk rock)75.741522.956
gossiping (not confidential)75.720526.0479
shy (not playful)75.66725.0441
scholarly (not crafty)75.315024.1439
fantastical (not realistic)75.322624.565
puny (not mighty)75.27119.1388
😇 (not 😈)75.234023.2132
stuttering (not rhythmic)74.96822.146
good-cook (not bad-cook)74.913830.262
obedient (not rebellious)74.818121.8359
freak (not normie)74.829222.082
vegan (not cannibal)74.627423.147
multicolored (not monochrome)74.524425.7111
tailor (not blacksmith)74.433716.841
🎃 (not 💀)74.318326.553
devoted (not unfaithful)74.1104325.061
quiet (not loud)74.028624.5399
reclusive (not social)73.926123.1230
funny (not humorless)73.845021.2366
warm (not quarrelsome)73.725622.8401
water (not fire)73.720024.872
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.632230.3149
loveable (not punchable)73.645925.657
thinker (not doer)73.611022.968
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.530028.4151
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.47026.466
democratic (not authoritarian)73.325224.7331
angelic (not demonic)73.343120.1372
glad (not mad)73.322222.8124
🦄 (not 🐴)73.325028.4119
roundabout (not direct)73.25424.8359
wholesome (not salacious)73.144126.9134
English (not German)73.178221.538
exaggerating (not factual)72.940524.657
trusting (not suspicious)72.921626.0441
juvenile (not mature)72.829022.4126
playful (not serious)72.531021.7462
head@clouds (not down2earth)72.531325.9380
timid (not cocky)72.412325.558
clumsy (not coordinated)72.322721.7383
lenient (not strict)71.930622.5422
genius (not dunce)71.766123.8464
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)71.632927.5364
👟 (not 🥾)71.629631.0163
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)71.520125.159
white knight (not bad boy)71.554522.462
innocent (not worldly)71.315723.0482
giggling (not chortling)71.313322.352
expressive (not monotone)71.258729.848
respectful (not rude)71.060025.1424
curious (not apathetic)70.861524.6440
emotional (not logical)70.646124.4490
giving (not receiving)70.558829.652
eastern (not western)70.44227.6185
complimentary (not insulting)70.446425.4115
idealist (not realist)70.332825.6149
reactive (not proactive)70.220427.650
forgiving (not vengeful)70.245325.3475
domestic (not industrial)69.921727.0114
quirky (not predictable)69.933729.743
moody (not stable)69.870524.0460
not genocidal (not genocidal)69.892029.541
🐐 (not 🦒)69.733728.9210
tense (not relaxed)69.697025.5481
🤖 (not 👻)69.625726.5141
cultured (not rustic)69.453925.471
oblivious (not alert)69.321125.5149
introspective (not not introspective)69.256826.9178
knowledgeable (not ignorant)69.289627.853
manicured (not scruffy)69.183128.9453
sugarcoated (not frank)69.05226.535
statist (not anarchist)68.933622.6161
pure (not debased)68.751025.1346
human (not animalistic)68.792826.6343
😬 (not 😏)68.724229.9142
twitchy (not still)68.756423.889
everyman (not chosen one)68.726428.236
young (not old)68.584420.6432
tame (not wild)68.530325.3448
traumatized (not flourishing)68.369026.153
yes-man (not contrarian)68.215828.538
vintage (not trendy)68.184027.153
cooperative (not competitive)67.731127.9449
feminist (not sexist)67.592428.5177
open-book (not secretive)67.525630.062
resigned (not resistant)67.13425.8363
open-minded (not close-minded)67.162024.7463
claustrophobic (not spelunker)67.017028.539
poetic (not factual)67.031729.472
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.989027.0140
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.845629.9291
empath (not psychopath)66.881128.764
obsessed (not aloof)66.764227.7358
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.753025.056
folksy (not presidential)66.642721.637
urban (not rural)66.687628.8201
generous (not stingy)66.673627.182
vibrant (not geriatric)66.585127.247
heroic (not villainous)66.3107621.6442
🤺 (not 🏌)66.393732.6138
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.371422.955
summer (not winter)66.356431.445
unchallenging (not demanding)66.214329.470
pensive (not serene)66.185222.866
cringeworthy (not inspiring)66.038226.1131
expressive (not stoic)65.971229.5447
chivalrous (not businesslike)65.945424.558
wavering (not resolute)65.810126.7135
lavish (not frugal)65.747930.9349
perceptive (not unobservant)65.6128225.754
specialist (not generalist)65.657828.595
washed (not muddy)65.678426.542
existentialist (not nihilist)65.254424.789
flimsy (not sturdy)65.225125.656
indulgent (not sober)65.163327.4376
honorable (not cunning)65.172325.8469
wooden (not plastic)65.084528.554
whimsical (not rational)64.745227.5395
overspender (not penny-pincher)64.743631.6205
healthy (not sickly)64.6104126.1382
decorative (not utilitarian)64.630528.9117
refined (not rugged)64.572825.7487
accepting (not judgemental)64.554429.3317
prestigious (not disreputable)64.581424.3346
💔 (not 💝)64.343534.4215
lustful (not chaste)64.166428.1411
zany (not regular)64.170726.9153
blissful (not haunted)63.928427.453
Pepsi (not Coke)63.914633.055
methodical (not astonishing)63.874527.7382
interested (not bored)63.8103726.378
earth (not air)63.775734.465
accommodating (not stubborn)63.622332.458
feminine (not masculine)63.561321.9510
lighthearted (not intense)63.431032.864
genuine (not sarcastic)63.366228.4421
child free (not pronatalist)63.183430.8320
slothful (not active)63.112022.6335
apprentice (not master)63.139527.8200
unlucky (not fortunate)62.959028.4478
jealous (not compersive)62.956926.9357
trusting (not charming)62.840828.2388
neat (not messy)62.891930.2328
analysis (not common sense)62.765229.555
sunny (not gloomy)62.657927.949
imaginative (not practical)62.543528.4361
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.4114228.0409
abstract (not concrete)62.440129.6154
communal (not individualist)62.231327.9100
repetitive (not varied)62.163227.5183
Italian (not Swedish)62.058926.043
philosophical (not real)61.924625.6299
ranged (not melee)61.949228.745
touchy-feely (not distant)61.953333.668
princess (not queen)61.841035.649
random (not pointed)61.729129.559
leisurely (not hurried)61.638827.3442
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.643231.741
hypochondriac (not stoic)61.635527.038
short (not tall)61.551823.3434
gracious (not feisty)61.528426.1339
pack rat (not minimalist)61.544125.6110
🥴 (not 🥳)61.566430.1137
slow (not fast)61.423023.0392
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.467929.9453
liberal (not conservative)61.390127.7155
🌟 (not 💩)60.7127829.2137
🐮 (not 🐷)60.767731.4211
on-time (not tardy)60.7107730.470
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.664129.9344
fixable (not unfixable)60.685529.038
outsider (not insider)60.567631.5301
dog person (not cat person)60.465241.545
competent (not incompetent)60.3140927.8367
moist (not dry)60.354430.054
French (not Russian)60.283026.946
overprepared (not efficient)60.216629.961
theoretical (not empirical)60.121330.1371
important (not irrelevant)60.1147727.8250
foolish (not wise)60.054024.5470
nonpolitical (not political)60.049727.4317
indiscreet (not tactful)60.036029.4143
subdued (not exuberant)59.945729.544
family-first (not work-first)59.778228.5456
legit (not scrub)59.5130226.9158
attentive (not interrupting)59.575029.451
centrist (not radical)59.545027.255
transparent (not machiavellian)59.565733.151
ambitious (not realistic)59.294229.762
enslaved (not emancipated)59.026728.6312
lost (not enlightened)59.075825.562
perverted (not clean)59.047628.162
slugabed (not go-getter)58.913328.8114
🥶 (not 🥵)58.850530.851
protagonist (not antagonist)58.8127429.956
deep (not shallow)58.7104027.9165
night owl (not morning lark)58.696229.3259
proper (not scandalous)58.676327.8405
believable (not poorly-written)58.6169428.856
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.554426.8350
helpless (not resourceful)58.518929.0114
smooth (not rough)58.472729.0366
one-faced (not two-faced)58.2112732.079
humble (not arrogant)58.167728.5438
devout (not heathen)58.081226.1304
sheriff (not outlaw)58.079827.4375
🧐 (not 😎)58.068431.8161
crazy (not sane)57.978027.0141
📈 (not 📉)57.9113730.7133
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.9105327.068
🥰 (not 🙃)57.880633.3209
😊 (not 🤣)57.6104531.3149
modern (not historical)57.591427.7265
long-winded (not concise)57.559327.836
permanent (not transient)57.285028.6147
🤑 (not 🤠)57.259532.4119
🐀 (not 🐘)57.268834.0225
off-key (not musical)57.282429.252
oxymoron (not tautology)57.278726.719
diligent (not lazy)57.1164526.8477
equitable (not hypocritical)57.185927.8138
subjective (not objective)57.065729.893
frenzied (not sleepy)57.0154924.361
cautious (not impulsive)56.880732.5468
straight (not queer)56.8138427.6203
hedonist (not monastic)56.782727.882
average (not deviant)56.652327.1271
😭 (not 😀)56.675131.2141
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.462029.0382
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.4126127.8110
OCD (not ADHD)56.4107731.640
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.3110129.8364
moderate (not extreme)56.354729.2353
ironic (not profound)56.375828.554
motivated (not unmotivated)56.3173928.162
always down (not picky)56.351231.639
beautiful (not ugly)56.2152030.1114
libertarian (not socialist)56.180628.9302
slovenly (not stylish)56.054828.3329
jealous (not opinionated)56.027230.547
politically correct (not edgy)55.968027.3378
arcane (not mainstream)55.994330.1356
creepy (not disarming)55.940427.1163
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.8110329.4330
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.834929.8291
patient (not impatient)55.858430.9160
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.7101430.1374
🤐 (not 😜)55.787936.1129
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.765526.067
depressed (not bright)55.677227.2357
serious (not bold)55.571127.3393
flamboyant (not modest)55.477930.8511
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.445430.9243
envious (not prideful)55.422027.877
mild (not spicy)55.359130.2403
reserved (not chatty)55.288032.6453
rock (not rap)55.1167030.842
spiritual (not skeptical)55.041529.2431
biased (not impartial)54.9139826.9360
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.9153929.4343
consistent (not variable)54.8109431.953
involved (not remote)54.7143229.4365
interesting (not tiresome)54.7140229.0371
opinionated (not neutral)54.7168931.971
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)54.666933.9128
sad (not happy)54.5114727.2364
driven (not unambitious)54.5175727.4374
guarded (not open)54.3141732.7360
🐩 (not 🐒)54.395035.0141
altruistic (not selfish)54.2107229.6388
grateful (not entitled)54.189230.354
orderly (not chaotic)54.097230.0413
side character (not main character)54.095232.939
lewd (not tasteful)53.954227.6435
triggered (not trolling)53.9131329.958
vanilla (not kinky)53.889331.6369
reasoned (not instinctual)53.771929.8360
cheery (not sorrowful)53.668627.2425
purple (not orange)53.587231.7318
theist (not atheist)53.565630.582
sexual (not asexual)53.4130032.266
extraordinary (not mundane)53.2135828.2382
unpolished (not eloquent)53.268929.5366
naive (not paranoid)53.258135.059
flexible (not rigid)53.176229.0347
reasonable (not deranged)53.1110128.2128
well behaved (not mischievous)53.076629.6394
backdoor (not official)53.0101928.4377
intimate (not formal)53.094030.3206
fresh (not stinky)52.9132928.3228
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.895333.9210
explorer (not builder)52.798630.9471
freelance (not corporate)52.7111430.142
cryptic (not straightforward)52.643330.7371
literal (not metaphorical)52.6125631.1362
gregarious (not private)52.466929.9337
thin (not thick)52.4116722.4273
works hard (not plays hard)52.3131325.9377
miserable (not joyful)52.3114626.7136
attractive (not repulsive)52.2149924.7459
unprepared (not hoarder)52.265527.0330
🎩 (not 🧢)52.2100434.2139
👽 (not 🤡)52.1107132.7147
💃 (not 🧕)52.1128032.6197
overachiever (not underachiever)52.1157234.658
self-disciplined (not disorganized)51.9139028.4342
deep (not epic)51.991128.576
extravagant (not thrifty)51.990734.057
reassuring (not fearmongering)51.9116933.660
creative (not conventional)51.8103829.0410
indie (not pop)51.8131036.354
neurotypical (not autistic)51.7158130.4387
persistent (not quitter)51.7189829.6140
sage (not whippersnapper)51.791428.050
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.696531.1396
complicated (not simple)51.6140331.8345
noob (not pro)51.646130.6139
dramatic (not comedic)51.5137030.874
vain (not demure)51.498930.3341
offended (not chill)51.4115030.051
loose (not tight)51.462428.245
traditional (not unorthodox)51.383629.6104
circular (not linear)51.290329.535
sensible (not ludicrous)51.1120930.8359
basic (not hipster)51.1122328.4386
slacker (not workaholic)51.146124.8108
pretentious (not unassuming)51.1113631.8139
avant-garde (not classical)50.183529.498
reliable (not experimental)50.9109729.448
precise (not vague)50.2143528.8287
goof-off (not studious)50.266129.3159
Roman (not Greek)50.8106924.535
flirtatious (not prudish)50.2112630.541
privileged (not oppressed)50.3132733.462
gendered (not androgynous)50.4179131.4172
🤫 (not 🤔)50.572335.0138

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 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 (0.744)
  4. Winn Schott (0.74)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (0.736)
  6. Cameron James (0.736)
  7. George O'Malley (0.732)
  8. Jeremy Chetri (0.73)
  9. Charles Boyle (0.73)
  10. Kif Kroker (0.724)
  1. Billy Hargrove (-0.538)
  2. Merle Dixon (-0.536)
  3. Angel Eyes (-0.529)
  4. Quint (-0.506)
  5. Megatron (-0.506)
  6. Asha Greyjoy (-0.5)
  7. Shane Walsh (-0.498)
  8. John Abruzzi (-0.494)
  9. Noah Puckerman (-0.493)
  10. Jayne Cobb (-0.49)

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

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


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