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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)94.02911.7389
bookish (not sporty)91.35012.9339
🧠 (not 💪)89.15014.1123
high-tech (not low-tech)89.03613.6367
submissive (not dominant)88.81312.1480
intellectual (not physical)88.28117.5451
awkward (not suspicious)88.2912.3375
sensitive (not thick-skinned)87.81115.9370
beta (not alpha)87.71615.4381
soft (not hard)87.61414.0118
high IQ (not low IQ)87.518814.5343
soft (not hard)87.31413.0386
insecure (not confident)86.21216.5371
first-mate (not captain)85.94617.4455
kind (not cruel)85.414615.1372
self-conscious (not self-assured)84.8819.0321
sheltered (not street-smart)84.62415.8390
shy (not bold)84.5318.1475
technophile (not luddite)84.44522.8334
codependent (not independent)84.32418.4499
dorky (not cool)83.83818.0121
soulful (not soulless)83.515719.975
good-humored (not angry)83.18015.2337
romantic (not dispassionate)83.19813.630
anxious (not calm)82.96816.8362
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.84215.5128
pacifist (not ferocious)82.42418.2414
passive (not assertive)82.41318.8366
hesitant (not decisive)82.01418.8407
meek (not bossy)81.92316.9383
introvert (not extrovert)81.54722.1382
loyal (not traitorous)81.333419.3436
dramatic (not no-nonsense)81.110320.0187
weird (not normal)80.611416.2432
vulnerable (not armoured)80.42921.2338
warm (not cold)80.211518.5356
scientific (not artistic)79.614322.8422
careful (not brave)79.22918.8468
valedictorian (not drop out)79.226625.5100
rich (not poor)79.024023.7336
civilized (not barbaric)78.724220.1391
awkward (not charming)78.66222.7431
nurturing (not poisonous)78.617919.0132
low self esteem (not narcissistic)78.55124.240
🛌 (not 🧗)78.24620.4230
🐿 (not 🦇)77.99126.2117
mathematical (not literary)77.75625.1380
English (not German)77.519418.517
tailor (not blacksmith)77.414016.523
sweet (not bitter)77.311620.1380
treasure (not trash)77.335521.0132
preppy (not punk rock)77.018320.240
egalitarian (not racist)76.843520.096
metrosexual (not macho)76.411522.629
shy (not playful)76.02824.5430
gatherer (not hunter)75.613618.622
puny (not mighty)75.53918.5384
gossiping (not confidential)75.212226.3450
scholarly (not crafty)75.17624.4427
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)74.916629.2127
obedient (not rebellious)74.69221.7348
😇 (not 😈)74.317023.2118
glad (not mad)74.19922.3104
quiet (not loud)74.015225.0384
funny (not humorless)74.021021.3350
vegan (not cannibal)74.013525.024
wholesome (not salacious)73.621827.1118
reclusive (not social)73.612323.3211
trusting (not suspicious)73.58625.7436
warm (not quarrelsome)73.512923.1376
multicolored (not monochrome)73.411928.089
democratic (not authoritarian)73.214324.7321
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)73.19624.041
roundabout (not direct)73.13125.0353
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)72.919926.9363
angelic (not demonic)72.921920.2354
head@clouds (not down2earth)72.614526.1394
lenient (not strict)72.513522.1411
genius (not dunce)72.430423.3463
playful (not serious)72.214521.9457
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.216928.1134
🦄 (not 🐴)72.113028.6102
clumsy (not coordinated)72.011721.7378
juvenile (not mature)72.017523.2100
emotional (not logical)71.523223.7465
innocent (not worldly)71.48522.8452
respectful (not rude)71.127924.9424
eastern (not western)70.81727.4172
forgiving (not vengeful)70.719725.4465
curious (not apathetic)70.729724.7436
moody (not stable)70.635123.7446
domestic (not industrial)70.512327.284
stuttering (not rhythmic)70.56425.824
idealist (not realist)70.415225.7112
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.341425.733
tense (not relaxed)70.247925.2484
complimentary (not insulting)70.221125.9101
claustrophobic (not spelunker)70.16722.421
👟 (not 🥾)70.017532.1145
introspective (not not introspective)69.726326.3157
poetic (not factual)69.712628.434
human (not animalistic)69.544626.4346
manicured (not scruffy)69.245429.0446
😬 (not 😏)69.212229.0129
oblivious (not alert)68.811826.1117
🤖 (not 👻)68.814527.3115
🤺 (not 🏌)68.839730.2109
young (not old)68.739720.2422
loveable (not punchable)68.731126.240
🐐 (not 🦒)68.618929.4194
traumatized (not flourishing)68.433327.733
feminist (not sexist)68.341527.7160
tame (not wild)68.215625.1425
folksy (not presidential)68.220922.022
pure (not debased)68.027125.3332
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.044825.6115
statist (not anarchist)67.621823.3152
open-minded (not close-minded)67.327024.5457
cooperative (not competitive)67.216127.7436
resigned (not resistant)67.21925.8355
self-destructive (not self-improving)67.228422.731
lavish (not frugal)67.122930.5331
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.123929.6277
obsessed (not aloof)67.031127.3361
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.911626.724
specialist (not generalist)66.627525.272
urban (not rural)66.645428.8190
decorative (not utilitarian)66.512127.694
expressive (not stoic)66.431729.3434
ranged (not melee)66.317728.529
honorable (not cunning)66.231925.4463
indulgent (not sober)66.031527.0356
wavering (not resolute)66.05326.2119
giggling (not chortling)66.011626.223
heroic (not villainous)65.751321.7439
vibrant (not geriatric)65.444528.725
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.321331.6193
refined (not rugged)65.239025.5472
cringeworthy (not inspiring)65.122226.2113
overprepared (not efficient)65.05129.632
lustful (not chaste)64.833527.5418
repetitive (not varied)64.629426.0158
genuine (not sarcastic)64.331527.8395
slothful (not active)64.35622.2320
prestigious (not disreputable)64.341424.2345
communal (not individualist)64.313326.383
perceptive (not unobservant)64.366428.032
moist (not dry)64.317229.326
healthy (not sickly)64.255826.2375
accepting (not judgemental)64.025829.0308
flimsy (not sturdy)64.014826.026
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.037724.932
whimsical (not rational)63.922027.9378
methodical (not astonishing)63.940727.7356
existentialist (not nihilist)63.929125.775
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.750627.8382
open-book (not secretive)63.717030.435
feminine (not masculine)63.628721.8491
abstract (not concrete)63.519329.0116
unlucky (not fortunate)63.328528.2468
zany (not regular)63.237226.4136
💔 (not 💝)63.226034.7202
trusting (not charming)63.118327.8386
apprentice (not master)63.121027.0174
subdued (not exuberant)63.119329.526
jealous (not compersive)63.030027.0354
neat (not messy)62.749830.1300
child free (not pronatalist)62.646331.5299
sunny (not gloomy)62.527027.229
slow (not fast)62.212322.8384
pack rat (not minimalist)62.221824.894
French (not Russian)62.235026.323
leisurely (not hurried)62.022827.3426
lighthearted (not intense)61.516634.933
liberal (not conservative)61.441627.9123
indiscreet (not tactful)61.415729.4119
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.332329.7336
lost (not enlightened)61.335923.939
imaginative (not practical)61.221528.1324
philosophical (not real)61.212726.2281
helpless (not resourceful)61.28627.082
🐮 (not 🐷)61.229631.2205
unambiguous (not mysterious)60.936929.9457
Italian (not Swedish)60.635628.722
competent (not incompetent)60.570427.8353
nonpolitical (not political)60.422727.2312
gracious (not feisty)60.414925.2309
outsider (not insider)60.334531.4292
theoretical (not empirical)60.27730.0360
short (not tall)60.228722.4361
legit (not scrub)60.063927.0150
foolish (not wise)59.928924.6461
hedonist (not monastic)59.937326.666
🌟 (not 💩)59.861729.9117
🥴 (not 🥳)59.738129.5102
family-first (not work-first)59.634728.5441
important (not irrelevant)59.572127.4234
🤑 (not 🤠)59.529731.8110
beautiful (not ugly)59.467329.388
fixable (not unfixable)58.943228.827
enslaved (not emancipated)58.814428.8307
proper (not scandalous)58.839327.7395
🧐 (not 😎)58.733530.8117
slugabed (not go-getter)58.68428.1103
📈 (not 📉)58.651131.6125
humble (not arrogant)58.129828.2428
devout (not heathen)58.142625.7305
crazy (not sane)58.140126.9124
sheriff (not outlaw)58.039227.3366
off-key (not musical)58.040428.130
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)57.830826.7350
night owl (not morning lark)57.850929.3243
straight (not queer)57.876027.2180
consistent (not variable)57.850732.433
modern (not historical)57.745727.3249
smooth (not rough)57.638629.0361
permanent (not transient)57.644028.5132
diligent (not lazy)57.579527.0484
deep (not shallow)57.353327.4151
🐀 (not 🐘)57.034034.2209
cautious (not impulsive)56.742132.5464
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.727928.8361
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.766927.7102
average (not deviant)56.525927.3259
creepy (not disarming)56.520927.0153
equitable (not hypocritical)56.543327.7113
🥰 (not 🙃)56.539633.7173
believable (not poorly-written)56.587129.333
frenzied (not sleepy)56.575522.930
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.418429.6283
😊 (not 🤣)56.453131.9116
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.354029.6324
patient (not impatient)56.329230.5141
flamboyant (not modest)56.238230.7477
offended (not chill)56.250728.229
subjective (not objective)56.037430.380
libertarian (not socialist)55.948628.8281
slovenly (not stylish)55.927228.1312
serious (not bold)55.935826.9373
moderate (not extreme)55.828729.2337
deliberate (not spontaneous)55.761029.6351
arcane (not mainstream)55.745630.2356
politically correct (not edgy)55.633127.4367
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.617230.9236
🤐 (not 😜)55.346237.2110
mild (not spicy)55.230029.9382
spiritual (not skeptical)55.119928.9408
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.155630.2359
depressed (not bright)55.138227.5344
involved (not remote)54.969329.5358
biased (not impartial)54.871926.8358
loose (not tight)54.725528.223
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.674329.2331
sad (not happy)54.557427.1354
😭 (not 😀)54.544231.8108
reasoned (not instinctual)54.336929.3353
theist (not atheist)54.332831.077
orderly (not chaotic)54.251929.8411
altruistic (not selfish)54.249129.5367
sage (not whippersnapper)54.241828.724
lewd (not tasteful)54.130927.6427
reserved (not chatty)54.144532.6444
driven (not unambitious)54.186527.0360
vanilla (not kinky)54.043731.3366
reliable (not experimental)54.050928.826
interesting (not tiresome)53.967428.6375
unpolished (not eloquent)53.934029.3345
purple (not orange)53.841431.4298
👽 (not 🤡)53.849632.4113
cheery (not sorrowful)53.533127.0420
explorer (not builder)53.445330.9459
attractive (not repulsive)53.370824.8429
guarded (not open)53.372632.8367
extraordinary (not mundane)53.366027.9363
flexible (not rigid)53.235429.1336
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.147133.8196
corporate (not freelance)53.140726.418
🎩 (not 🧢)52.951834.4112
literal (not metaphorical)52.865730.8350
persistent (not quitter)52.792829.4115
thin (not thick)52.659122.4253
💃 (not 🧕)52.659932.9166
noob (not pro)52.523431.7115
🐩 (not 🐒)52.550135.1117
cryptic (not straightforward)52.423330.5358
gregarious (not private)52.434729.8321
unprepared (not hoarder)52.431327.4318
fresh (not stinky)52.365628.2207
Roman (not Greek)52.345325.218
works hard (not plays hard)52.266425.8373
intimate (not formal)52.244730.1180
backdoor (not official)52.154128.5375
vain (not demure)52.052630.3336
reasonable (not deranged)52.056228.6112
complicated (not simple)51.966731.6340
pretentious (not unassuming)51.958831.3115
miserable (not joyful)51.961226.8121
🤫 (not 🤔)51.931234.8118
basic (not hipster)51.865728.2381
creative (not conventional)51.751028.6397
privileged (not oppressed)51.768033.431
well behaved (not mischievous)51.637929.4379
ludicrous (not sensible)51.638230.8344
neurotypical (not autistic)51.582730.3373
trolling (not triggered)51.530930.033
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.440233.8116
unorthodox (not traditional)51.353430.790
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.245430.9386
self-disciplined (not disorganized)51.171628.6342
classical (not avant-garde)51.158929.381
linear (not circular)51.149630.317
studious (not goof-off)51.068130.1116
precise (not vague)50.171028.8265
gendered (not androgynous)50.291731.3152
slacker (not workaholic)50.224125.380

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 (0.763)
  2. George Michael Bluth (0.735)
  3. Milhouse Van Houten (0.713)
  4. Cameron James (0.712)
  5. George O'Malley (0.706)
  1. Merle Dixon (-0.562)
  2. Shane Walsh (-0.533)
  3. Asha Greyjoy (-0.526)
  4. Butch Coolidge (-0.523)
  5. Noah Puckerman (-0.514)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.27)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.26)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.18)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.11)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.0)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.05)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.05)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.09)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.09)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.13)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.13)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.18)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.2)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.23)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.23)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.26)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.27)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.32)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.37)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.41)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.46)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.47)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.49)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.5)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.57)


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