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Denny Crane Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Denny Crane is a character from Boston Legal.

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
bold (not shy)95.9257.620
cocky (not timid)95.6117.415
extravagant (not thrifty)95.4108.312
competitive (not cooperative)94.63411.319
sexual (not asexual)94.13110.943
master (not apprentice)94.0289.529
narcissistic (not low self esteem)93.72411.645
rich (not poor)93.68111.330
indulgent (not sober)93.31210.926
lustful (not chaste)93.0911.021
privileged (not oppressed)92.8509.045
sexist (not feminist)92.71812.523
arrogant (not humble)92.6709.415
opinionated (not neutral)92.66915.147
flirtatious (not prudish)92.33111.118
extrovert (not introvert)91.94211.124
mischievous (not well behaved)91.68015.034
scandalous (not proper)91.0329.324
impulsive (not cautious)90.95710.830
interrupting (not attentive)90.92015.646
gendered (not androgynous)90.75219.424
patriotic (not unpatriotic)90.13216.231
extreme (not moderate)90.17512.222
stubborn (not accommodating)89.911410.346
edgy (not politically correct)89.8279.922
loud (not quiet)89.510816.034
chatty (not reserved)89.411013.416
exhibitionist (not bashful)89.22314.745
cannibal (not vegan)88.93614.456
perverted (not clean)88.93210.942
spicy (not mild)88.67111.124
extraordinary (not mundane)88.68611.323
dominant (not submissive)88.320516.323
wild (not tame)87.513917.328
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)87.45519.618
demanding (not unchallenging)87.420116.854
moody (not stable)87.311612.321
low-tech (not high-tech)87.12512.615
self-assured (not self-conscious)87.14318.223
chaotic (not orderly)86.911419.327
ambitious (not realistic)86.96917.936
exuberant (not subdued)86.77017.148
prideful (not envious)86.72016.518
masculine (not feminine)86.526920.732
playful (not shy)86.521720.032
hedonist (not monastic)86.11519.221
lavish (not frugal)86.07817.721
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)86.07419.728
badass (not weakass)85.838115.553
flamboyant (not modest)85.710419.331
salacious (not wholesome)85.77918.915
alpha (not beta)85.626220.625
rebellious (not obedient)85.427719.426
resistant (not resigned)84.95117.253
money-focused (not love-focused)84.510518.018
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)84.322118.720
exaggerating (not factual)84.313319.248
ferocious (not pacifist)84.121626.417
impatient (not patient)84.020218.741
zany (not regular)83.711012.313
fire (not water)83.621718.540
dramatic (not no-nonsense)83.514925.025
doer (not thinker)83.212419.027
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.032020.222
bossy (not meek)82.939817.920
worldly (not innocent)82.726920.426
kinky (not vanilla)82.612515.522
vain (not demure)82.612320.620
weird (not normal)82.619412.823
deranged (not reasonable)82.510913.322
crazy (not sane)82.214118.426
contrarian (not yes-man)82.010725.220
overspender (not penny-pincher)81.98923.228
dog person (not cat person)81.911024.824
bold (not serious)81.814818.223
conspiracist (not sheeple)81.715818.120
spontaneous (not deliberate)81.610619.716
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.632019.525
expressive (not stoic)81.522618.219
decisive (not hesitant)81.532727.215
individualist (not communal)81.520125.729
plays hard (not works hard)81.410419.819
😈 (not 😇)81.421517.824
work-first (not family-first)81.323423.620
charming (not trusting)81.110624.316
jaded (not innocent)80.932920.415
assertive (not passive)80.941925.021
juvenile (not mature)80.814221.425
hunter (not gatherer)80.825520.049
social (not reclusive)80.722520.821
entitled (not grateful)80.426521.636
political (not nonpolitical)80.317922.027
straight (not queer)80.343421.717
old (not young)80.218222.423
pro (not noob)80.254227.523
fantastical (not realistic)80.214722.745
authoritarian (not democratic)80.018620.525
gregarious (not private)79.911021.528
funny (not humorless)79.926623.030
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.917518.844
emancipated (not enslaved)79.818521.520
rock (not rap)79.830118.620
whimsical (not rational)79.713724.928
spontaneous (not scheduled)79.725025.030
feisty (not gracious)79.733122.328
captain (not first-mate)79.733525.423
selfish (not altruistic)79.625119.321
leisurely (not hurried)79.57223.625
main character (not side character)79.341019.410
fortunate (not unlucky)79.36322.425
night owl (not morning lark)79.229422.823
confident (not insecure)79.243129.123
ludicrous (not sensible)79.213020.619
arcane (not mainstream)79.213121.522
💃 (not 🧕)79.235019.515
industrial (not domestic)79.16026.424
😏 (not 😬)78.916223.022
gossiping (not confidential)78.914716.931
persistent (not quitter)78.9112122.219
natural-talent (not hard-work)78.63721.750
receiving (not giving)78.419724.421
luddite (not technophile)78.44918.516
overachiever (not underachiever)78.461125.439
epic (not deep)78.36427.739
playful (not serious)78.121117.935
romantic (not dispassionate)78.138222.250
lewd (not tasteful)78.09823.224
driven (not unambitious)77.694526.028
brave (not careful)77.433621.628
stylish (not slovenly)77.042525.321
indiscreet (not tactful)77.05630.920
macho (not metrosexual)77.012727.748
optimistic (not pessimistic)76.922623.932
lenient (not strict)76.619222.524
🐒 (not 🐩)76.612115.617
deviant (not average)76.336121.519
reactive (not proactive)76.38024.019
unorthodox (not traditional)76.137930.618
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)76.131923.422
😀 (not 😭)76.017222.325
English (not German)75.858927.249
unfixable (not fixable)75.814424.747
historical (not modern)75.722918.220
vintage (not trendy)75.651225.053
psychopath (not empath)75.525520.544
vague (not precise)75.14324.629
thick (not thin)75.019317.617
instinctual (not reasoned)74.934226.130
oblivious (not alert)74.912826.315
libertarian (not socialist)74.87533.125
motivated (not unmotivated)74.7122128.730
debased (not pure)74.331019.222
biased (not impartial)74.337523.817
important (not irrelevant)74.395026.517
long-winded (not concise)74.310833.418
queen (not princess)74.249732.420
experimental (not reliable)74.225727.149
🎩 (not 🧢)74.045329.126
loose (not tight)74.016026.860
demonic (not angelic)73.829518.519
jock (not nerd)73.730822.717
subjective (not objective)73.76029.034
quarrelsome (not warm)73.743423.524
astonishing (not methodical)73.611523.828
hypocritical (not equitable)73.625725.150
manicured (not scruffy)73.572221.219
chortling (not giggling)73.532224.349
western (not eastern)73.421933.622
😎 (not 🧐)73.339232.524
racist (not egalitarian)73.28720.617
opinionated (not jealous)73.061531.515
touchy-feely (not distant)72.925623.120
insulting (not complimentary)72.732326.222
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.762229.455
cynical (not gullible)72.753227.820
cheery (not sorrowful)72.726025.723
quirky (not predictable)72.727029.419
variable (not consistent)72.611027.657
rude (not respectful)72.528222.523
🐘 (not 🐀)72.518826.115
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)72.517825.041
expressive (not monotone)72.455332.422
direct (not roundabout)72.363431.519
heathen (not devout)72.319627.519
clumsy (not coordinated)72.322722.927
😜 (not 🤐)72.337829.821
specialist (not generalist)72.229525.121
loyal (not traitorous)72.2107424.413
twitchy (not still)72.244224.042
🐐 (not 🦒)72.120825.914
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.036825.322
straightforward (not cryptic)71.946730.226
freak (not normie)71.937825.342
ADHD (not OCD)71.724627.740
sunny (not gloomy)71.737026.936
chosen one (not everyman)71.632729.517
emotional (not unemotional)71.675129.415
oxymoron (not tautology)71.66424.016
armoured (not vulnerable)71.555926.822
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.427725.136
cunning (not honorable)71.334227.965
mighty (not puny)71.372128.230
crafty (not scholarly)71.351525.915
conservative (not liberal)71.320930.931
poetic (not factual)71.121225.560
paranoid (not naive)71.139227.226
efficient (not overprepared)70.840122.843
believable (not poorly-written)70.7103021.442
real (not philosophical)70.643528.715
involved (not remote)70.565129.816
resourceful (not helpless)70.5110828.232
👻 (not 🤖)70.528931.920
🤣 (not 😊)70.522528.220
vengeful (not forgiving)70.448924.425
goof-off (not studious)70.231623.328
high IQ (not low IQ)70.0117222.331
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.923724.725
resolute (not wavering)69.966430.524
treasure (not trash)69.7109727.543
trolling (not triggered)69.714926.651
random (not pointed)69.716727.144
disorganized (not self-disciplined)69.623928.123
🥳 (not 🥴)69.521035.924
judgemental (not accepting)69.449929.321
poisonous (not nurturing)69.437221.518
multicolored (not monochrome)69.336932.219
urban (not rural)69.276429.633
frank (not sugarcoated)69.288633.413
comedic (not dramatic)69.119228.848
head@clouds (not down2earth)69.138623.817
permanent (not transient)68.934028.921
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.887028.924
bad boy (not white knight)68.641424.019
interesting (not tiresome)68.582427.221
child free (not pronatalist)68.558633.123
backdoor (not official)68.547529.823
pretentious (not unassuming)68.452330.127
Italian (not Swedish)67.938727.253
skeptical (not spiritual)67.886527.226
jealous (not compersive)67.842826.524
artistic (not scientific)67.749926.929
valedictorian (not drop out)67.689330.122
shallow (not deep)67.623427.164
decorative (not utilitarian)67.324529.721
charming (not awkward)67.076428.022
imaginative (not practical)67.033531.432
frenzied (not sleepy)67.0102824.958
go-getter (not slugabed)66.9123127.729
happy (not sad)66.830527.633
pop (not indie)66.820228.113
cosmopolitan (not provincial)66.643031.521
sage (not whippersnapper)66.430831.553
intellectual (not physical)66.284928.821
abstract (not concrete)66.131829.930
Coke (not Pepsi)65.818735.829
relaxed (not tense)65.617625.916
cool (not dorky)65.566228.215
complicated (not simple)65.488634.915
close-minded (not open-minded)65.435032.922
varied (not repetitive)65.317631.015
🏀 (not 🎨)65.246729.142
literary (not mathematical)65.066025.035
sickly (not healthy)65.022528.122
circular (not linear)64.928031.557
nihilist (not existentialist)64.914030.318
good-humored (not angry)64.869828.225
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.856633.324
animalistic (not human)64.622226.924
preppy (not punk rock)64.680728.542
open-book (not secretive)64.532629.648
not introspective (not introspective)64.320731.526
legit (not scrub)64.3111024.218
genius (not dunce)64.197525.055
short (not tall)64.144621.620
intimate (not formal)63.855325.517
tardy (not on-time)63.638530.638
barbaric (not civilized)63.434226.235
analysis (not common sense)63.363329.014
melee (not ranged)63.223629.646
slothful (not active)63.112022.933
🥾 (not 👟)63.056621.322
lover (not fighter)63.059026.044
picky (not always down)63.066132.218
high standards (not desperate)62.781633.536
creative (not conventional)62.670928.528
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)62.558336.832
joyful (not miserable)62.545427.528
🤡 (not 👽)62.337734.121
🥵 (not 🥶)62.363725.930
obsessed (not aloof)62.286534.925
street-smart (not sheltered)62.194030.625
fresh (not stinky)61.9108227.529
basic (not hipster)61.875431.523
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.662832.116
one-faced (not two-faced)61.6103327.436
sporty (not bookish)61.354128.226
sturdy (not flimsy)61.3106832.544
tailor (not blacksmith)61.391132.050
moist (not dry)61.350727.549
cheesy (not chic)61.368830.715
flower child (not goth)61.294326.816
suspicious (not awkward)61.197729.027
suspicious (not trusting)61.080829.923
insider (not outsider)60.943434.516
🎃 (not 💀)60.855835.038
pack rat (not minimalist)60.646628.927
🦇 (not 🐿)60.654530.420
fearmongering (not reassuring)60.652528.421
💔 (not 💝)60.557529.823
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.482727.244
radical (not centrist)60.468329.314
open (not guarded)60.027434.623
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.996629.344
blissful (not haunted)59.835529.551
curious (not apathetic)59.6118229.924
competent (not incompetent)59.6142526.124
🦄 (not 🐴)59.455334.620
Roman (not Greek)59.450433.333
emotional (not logical)59.383730.923
calm (not anxious)58.652830.626
🛌 (not 🧗)58.643433.427
Russian (not French)58.542931.541
🤔 (not 🤫)58.487129.427
presidential (not folksy)58.385330.042
wooden (not plastic)58.3120333.220
pensive (not serene)58.1135329.949
rigid (not flexible)58.084235.318
unpolished (not eloquent)58.056031.329
ironic (not profound)57.967629.438
off-key (not musical)57.880031.542
lazy (not diligent)57.716720.522
hard (not soft)57.691026.419
explorer (not builder)57.682335.218
🙃 (not 🥰)57.668032.423
📈 (not 📉)57.5115430.730
🐷 (not 🐮)57.440539.820
flourishing (not traumatized)57.438830.349
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)57.342625.716
loveable (not punchable)57.3109129.656
💩 (not 🌟)56.935931.831
washed (not muddy)56.8108232.315
orange (not purple)56.671934.424
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.673232.160
avant-garde (not classical)56.461531.223
🧠 (not 💪)56.4126933.019
generous (not stingy)56.4109729.644
rough (not smooth)56.375432.333
lost (not enlightened)56.386329.845
hoarder (not unprepared)56.2104325.821
offended (not chill)56.295032.148
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.091631.420
outlaw (not sheriff)55.788232.419
beautiful (not ugly)55.6153424.537
🤠 (not 🤑)55.4111138.918
🤺 (not 🏌)55.3137835.723
corporate (not freelance)55.268036.358
never cries (not often crying)55.2101124.325
non-gamer (not gamer)55.1112239.240
wise (not foolish)54.9103125.321
cringeworthy (not inspiring)54.865525.221
soulless (not soulful)54.840428.327
fast (not slow)54.4136231.627
creepy (not disarming)54.443128.421
literal (not metaphorical)54.0119335.022
atheist (not theist)53.9112628.917
disreputable (not prestigious)53.559531.419
unfaithful (not devoted)53.427026.917
attractive (not repulsive)53.2147129.622
vibrant (not geriatric)53.2136729.242
bored (not interested)52.934827.436
refined (not rugged)52.8107730.128
warm (not cold)52.6105529.732
ignorant (not knowledgeable)52.646528.950
cultured (not rustic)52.6121336.323
sweet (not bitter)52.596924.021
anarchist (not statist)52.485531.926
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.4111134.015
idealist (not realist)52.288333.132
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.295226.811
autistic (not neurotypical)52.134433.519
genuine (not sarcastic)51.9101133.927
depressed (not bright)51.990827.529
antagonist (not protagonist)51.948131.318
machiavellian (not transparent)51.991832.922
cruel (not kind)51.851119.916
codependent (not independent)51.766038.235
unobservant (not perceptive)51.731733.650
genocidal (not not genocidal)51.750231.523
stuttering (not rhythmic)51.645631.449
villainous (not heroic)51.549024.129
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.5129731.828
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.491529.417
slacker (not workaholic)51.345227.520
winter (not summer)51.296231.717
empirical (not theoretical)51.1120933.631
mad (not glad)51.1111929.331
messy (not neat)51.073231.427
lighthearted (not intense)50.162833.148
air (not earth)50.263135.438
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.2125233.720
soft (not hard)50.490629.723

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sterling Archer (0.814)
  2. Roger Sterling (0.8)
  3. Tracy Jordan (0.775)
  4. Barney Stinson (0.773)
  5. Frank Reynolds (0.747)
  6. Charlie Harper (0.747)
  7. Peter Venkman (0.734)
  8. Lucifer Morningstar (0.728)
  9. Jenna Maroney (0.716)
  10. Samantha Jones (0.711)
  1. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.584)
  2. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (-0.558)
  3. Evan (-0.558)
  4. George Michael Bluth (-0.556)
  5. Kif Kroker (-0.553)
  6. Felix Lutz (-0.532)
  7. Lexi Howard (-0.531)
  8. Cameron Frye (-0.52)
  9. Brian Johnson (-0.519)
  10. Billy Keikeya (-0.515)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ENTP61.9%5934
ESTP61.0%765
ENTJ57.6%2286
ESFP56.9%1202
ENFP56.7%10817
ESTJ53.1%547
ENFJ52.5%3842
ISTP49.9%1950
INTP49.8%11992
ESFJ48.8%592
INTJ47.4%8827
INFP47.0%23344
ISFP46.7%1998
INFJ43.5%12519
ISTJ42.6%1475
ISFJ38.0%1602

Notes

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