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Calvin Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Calvin is a character from Calvin and Hobbes.

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
mischievous (not well behaved)98.034.123
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)97.054.922
messy (not neat)95.828.217
impulsive (not cautious)95.777.827
chatty (not reserved)95.7228.825
zany (not regular)95.536.914
spontaneous (not scheduled)95.3116.822
imaginative (not practical)95.238.226
main character (not side character)95.0679.324
creative (not conventional)94.766.817
goof-off (not studious)94.288.021
vibrant (not geriatric)94.197.822
bold (not serious)94.125.723
head@clouds (not down2earth)93.967.119
slacker (not workaholic)93.968.414
ADHD (not OCD)93.938.227
open to new experinces (not uncreative)93.92215.863
young (not old)93.71315.821
muddy (not washed)93.719.227
loud (not quiet)93.6389.316
whimsical (not rational)93.539.823
unorthodox (not traditional)93.5118.528
rebellious (not obedient)93.4538.928
impatient (not patient)93.3148.519
exaggerating (not factual)93.3158.424
playful (not shy)93.1437.919
funny (not humorless)93.1258.318
chaotic (not orderly)93.12310.027
expressive (not stoic)93.0179.329
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)93.0578.527
bold (not shy)92.91178.517
curious (not apathetic)92.8910.224
exuberant (not subdued)92.81412.622
short (not tall)92.32714.457
disorganized (not self-disciplined)92.21211.726
😜 (not 🤐)92.23111.196
fantastical (not realistic)92.21114.334
competitive (not cooperative)92.1908.418
conspiracist (not sheeple)91.8119.420
tardy (not on-time)91.467.827
outlaw (not sheriff)91.43812.715
charismatic (not uninspiring)91.35111.511
expressive (not monotone)91.35712.128
scandalous (not proper)91.2308.122
multicolored (not monochrome)91.21711.119
🐒 (not 🐩)91.2313.870
opinionated (not neutral)91.211310.131
resourceful (not helpless)91.110913.522
brave (not careful)90.91012.837
wild (not tame)90.77413.820
explorer (not builder)90.3812.920
anarchist (not statist)90.11113.218
radical (not centrist)89.5711.928
backdoor (not official)89.3199.223
spontaneous (not deliberate)89.22518.225
feisty (not gracious)89.25011.822
spelunker (not claustrophobic)89.1518.122
freelance (not corporate)89.17919.529
plays hard (not works hard)88.92013.621
important (not irrelevant)88.920013.926
frenzied (not sleepy)88.52710.315
twitchy (not still)88.14118.624
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.77419.425
spicy (not mild)87.69111.521
crafty (not scholarly)87.62312.918
loose (not tight)87.51616.523
happy (not sad)87.12913.423
extreme (not moderate)87.115610.730
arrogant (not humble)87.018918.829
ambitious (not realistic)86.96921.223
ludicrous (not sensible)86.73411.017
bad-cook (not good-cook)86.43516.526
resistant (not resigned)86.33617.216
experimental (not reliable)86.04819.632
doer (not thinker)85.95918.026
scruffy (not manicured)85.98313.026
bossy (not meek)85.827613.925
active (not slothful)85.828219.417
deviant (not average)85.77818.527
💃 (not 🧕)85.616817.284
weird (not normal)85.413113.114
playful (not serious)85.39821.024
crazy (not sane)85.29018.217
badass (not weakass)85.041316.129
😈 (not 😇)84.915118.475
juvenile (not mature)84.48721.628
🤣 (not 😊)84.43324.667
assertive (not passive)84.326822.822
edgy (not politically correct)84.211210.822
extraordinary (not mundane)84.220712.021
fast-talking (not slow-talking)84.013314.119
stubborn (not accommodating)84.033319.634
fire (not water)83.920811.918
hedonist (not monastic)83.82213.612
cocky (not timid)83.636924.235
persistent (not quitter)83.583320.116
instinctual (not reasoned)83.410117.423
😀 (not 😭)83.45617.679
captain (not first-mate)83.425414.619
overspender (not penny-pincher)83.37313.523
quarrelsome (not warm)83.219517.816
egalitarian (not racist)83.252116.021
punk rock (not preppy)83.115720.326
literary (not mathematical)83.1578.320
rugged (not refined)83.011223.227
heathen (not devout)82.94221.332
bright (not depressed)82.96020.924
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.913421.622
narcissistic (not low self esteem)82.821113.924
quirky (not predictable)82.88318.722
drop out (not valedictorian)82.68419.727
relaxed (not tense)82.43618.715
individualist (not communal)82.417919.916
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.410024.427
air (not earth)82.21213.220
opinionated (not jealous)82.213821.328
🧗 (not 🛌)82.127425.977
interrupting (not attentive)82.112118.620
abstract (not concrete)81.95123.325
confident (not insecure)81.832423.328
natural-talent (not hard-work)81.81416.623
frank (not sugarcoated)81.631523.425
demanding (not unchallenging)81.546522.325
dominant (not submissive)81.446514.627
joyful (not miserable)81.110714.424
gamer (not non-gamer)81.19021.127
vengeful (not forgiving)80.928720.621
child free (not pronatalist)80.814026.017
indulgent (not sober)80.718624.928
protagonist (not antagonist)80.737725.236
believable (not poorly-written)80.631117.925
cheery (not sorrowful)80.511823.228
receiving (not giving)80.516226.232
insulting (not complimentary)80.318213.729
gendered (not androgynous)80.160325.016
🤺 (not 🏌)80.036824.671
circular (not linear)80.01517.328
decisive (not hesitant)79.840125.026
🧢 (not 🎩)79.817729.666
lenient (not strict)79.714628.424
cunning (not honorable)79.720120.926
emotional (not unemotional)79.541424.527
biased (not impartial)79.419927.226
rude (not respectful)79.217017.917
sarcastic (not genuine)79.221118.423
avant-garde (not classical)79.06719.825
masculine (not feminine)78.953713.827
demonic (not angelic)78.721312.315
contrarian (not yes-man)78.717228.116
high IQ (not low IQ)78.776124.612
random (not pointed)78.77422.330
suspicious (not trusting)78.630219.114
prideful (not envious)78.521520.237
rock (not rap)78.240018.920
liberal (not conservative)78.127414.817
charming (not trusting)78.017222.324
freak (not normie)78.022123.425
philosophical (not real)77.83926.616
interesting (not tiresome)77.741028.020
bad boy (not white knight)77.621221.627
pensive (not serene)77.416920.018
moody (not stable)77.344318.921
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)77.214929.629
entitled (not grateful)76.833322.817
😏 (not 😬)76.722925.378
selfish (not altruistic)76.631019.424
idealist (not realist)76.618124.821
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.640422.267
flamboyant (not modest)76.628923.622
beautiful (not ugly)76.588816.115
subjective (not objective)76.33626.718
English (not German)76.355425.727
orange (not purple)76.110423.617
machiavellian (not transparent)76.123224.424
astonishing (not methodical)76.08625.713
fast (not slow)75.750723.026
trolling (not triggered)75.66631.318
devoted (not unfaithful)75.699726.323
stinky (not fresh)75.511521.323
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)75.331523.564
Swedish (not Italian)75.012221.417
sunny (not gloomy)75.028620.128
extrovert (not introvert)74.742026.617
vain (not demure)74.731622.824
healthy (not sickly)74.661721.716
stingy (not generous)74.523917.513
disreputable (not prestigious)74.415324.523
deranged (not reasonable)74.326618.916
summer (not winter)74.335028.331
soulful (not soulless)74.279722.816
western (not eastern)74.220029.618
skeptical (not spiritual)74.158828.632
👟 (not 🥾)74.122927.089
blacksmith (not tailor)73.919726.430
arcane (not mainstream)73.925426.714
moist (not dry)73.812323.914
direct (not roundabout)73.658023.817
psychopath (not empath)73.029918.928
cheesy (not chic)73.030021.223
intimate (not formal)72.925326.323
treasure (not trash)72.798829.124
hipster (not basic)72.715424.827
😎 (not 🧐)72.541730.381
🦄 (not 🐴)72.426331.772
privileged (not oppressed)72.267421.337
open-minded (not close-minded)72.241724.421
ferocious (not pacifist)72.159128.613
poisonous (not nurturing)72.132825.721
whippersnapper (not sage)72.115433.620
foolish (not wise)72.123924.823
open (not guarded)71.912825.128
🥳 (not 🥴)71.815530.663
independent (not codependent)71.762831.218
kinky (not vanilla)71.537824.524
asexual (not sexual)71.518629.624
high standards (not desperate)71.451625.731
barbaric (not civilized)71.319521.523
involved (not remote)71.361527.621
emancipated (not enslaved)71.352228.117
long-winded (not concise)70.916529.528
outsider (not insider)70.829628.411
cynical (not gullible)70.860526.928
slovenly (not stylish)70.720329.023
lavish (not frugal)70.336725.120
street-smart (not sheltered)70.366228.127
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.247931.073
🐷 (not 🐮)70.215125.850
gossiping (not confidential)70.127825.319
🐐 (not 🦒)70.131233.257
lazy (not diligent)70.17322.416
alpha (not beta)70.074827.022
atheist (not theist)70.050027.921
🙃 (not 🥰)70.030929.668
gregarious (not private)69.928332.216
comedic (not dramatic)69.917831.432
fighter (not lover)69.840129.932
poetic (not factual)69.724926.924
extravagant (not thrifty)69.644335.425
romantic (not dispassionate)69.673926.225
cannibal (not vegan)69.540319.124
open-book (not secretive)69.421925.637
epic (not deep)69.224028.629
variable (not consistent)69.117434.532
artistic (not scientific)68.845825.022
sporty (not bookish)68.738928.823
driven (not unambitious)68.6137824.218
lewd (not tasteful)68.522819.424
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)68.429830.877
hunter (not gatherer)68.362732.129
nerd (not jock)68.270825.323
varied (not repetitive)68.212025.622
blissful (not haunted)67.821230.035
family-first (not work-first)67.655724.824
go-getter (not slugabed)67.3120831.613
genocidal (not not genocidal)67.324033.226
pure (not debased)66.856730.117
flexible (not rigid)66.830835.021
hypocritical (not equitable)66.839824.120
Coke (not Pepsi)66.716232.926
unprepared (not hoarder)66.618727.715
autistic (not neurotypical)66.57426.822
good-humored (not angry)66.565430.421
industrial (not domestic)66.437330.719
rough (not smooth)66.246229.316
suspicious (not awkward)66.079620.017
oxymoron (not tautology)66.020933.521
perceptive (not unobservant)65.9127131.621
master (not apprentice)65.789730.721
fortunate (not unlucky)65.635829.424
clumsy (not coordinated)65.634127.017
flourishing (not traumatized)65.518025.324
never cries (not often crying)65.270528.130
money-focused (not love-focused)64.938135.021
libertarian (not socialist)64.831434.426
disarming (not creepy)64.6100724.824
vintage (not trendy)64.698131.031
interested (not bored)64.6100430.529
📈 (not 📉)64.576434.068
lighthearted (not intense)64.529126.524
enlightened (not lost)64.343126.129
cat person (not dog person)64.253538.423
complicated (not simple)64.193728.827
off-key (not musical)64.152223.824
transient (not permanent)63.827728.114
low-tech (not high-tech)63.757827.918
night owl (not morning lark)63.778431.915
melee (not ranged)63.522635.915
chosen one (not everyman)63.563331.526
thin (not thick)63.474729.925
warm (not cold)63.374828.115
self-destructive (not self-improving)63.362129.425
ironic (not profound)63.246026.824
analysis (not common sense)63.263526.921
metaphorical (not literal)62.624736.223
jealous (not compersive)62.558428.018
rustic (not cultured)62.537327.928
hard (not soft)62.477127.820
fearmongering (not reassuring)62.348532.429
modern (not historical)62.273627.818
oblivious (not alert)62.236031.220
naive (not paranoid)61.833732.740
🤠 (not 🤑)61.791034.698
Russian (not French)61.633535.114
charming (not awkward)61.594627.615
unpolished (not eloquent)61.446637.329
🤔 (not 🤫)61.467834.675
resolute (not wavering)61.3108332.615
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.284728.526
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.152028.621
emotional (not logical)60.977327.925
cruel (not kind)60.935720.225
rural (not urban)60.935531.317
incompetent (not competent)60.722328.317
sexist (not feminist)60.741523.516
deep (not shallow)60.696329.817
chortling (not giggling)60.591836.523
🥵 (not 🥶)60.572728.063
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.472723.819
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.476735.052
presidential (not folksy)60.379127.819
human (not animalistic)60.2121530.415
👻 (not 🤖)60.069035.474
🎃 (not 💀)60.058831.481
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.972728.618
picky (not always down)59.977934.137
aloof (not obsessed)59.717132.624
queen (not princess)59.698432.818
💝 (not 💔)59.375128.662
social (not reclusive)59.181928.331
jaded (not innocent)59.1111132.323
goth (not flower child)58.949524.321
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)58.8102734.524
indie (not pop)58.7102531.929
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.673532.633
mad (not glad)58.587528.826
chivalrous (not businesslike)58.471827.828
🐀 (not 🐘)58.363634.669
anxious (not calm)58.196728.427
judgemental (not accepting)58.180033.223
wholesome (not salacious)58.194734.315
pack rat (not minimalist)57.956531.120
mighty (not puny)57.7122330.030
unfixable (not fixable)57.749130.525
underachiever (not overachiever)57.626126.726
two-faced (not one-faced)57.553430.620
intellectual (not physical)57.4111832.123
leisurely (not hurried)57.051935.220
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.087436.417
straightforward (not cryptic)56.8124633.417
loveable (not punchable)56.8110630.431
rhythmic (not stuttering)56.3135035.019
macho (not metrosexual)56.254921.812
luddite (not technophile)56.177031.624
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.930238.716
🎨 (not 🏀)55.9109932.979
theoretical (not empirical)55.739930.419
ignorant (not knowledgeable)55.740227.925
attractive (not repulsive)55.5142720.621
Roman (not Greek)55.472933.914
nonpolitical (not political)55.263736.526
legit (not scrub)55.0145930.825
🧠 (not 💪)54.9130830.283
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.7115530.125
cool (not dorky)54.7101926.920
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.686037.138
genius (not dunce)54.4133227.325
utilitarian (not decorative)54.2119834.218
chaste (not lustful)54.171731.515
wooden (not plastic)54.1138533.515
introspective (not not introspective)53.6130136.720
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.595828.716
proactive (not reactive)53.469537.822
touchy-feely (not distant)53.477930.624
🌟 (not 💩)53.3147234.981
clean (not perverted)53.2127433.616
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.0114736.415
nihilist (not existentialist)52.951730.016
armoured (not vulnerable)52.7118933.019
indiscreet (not tactful)52.757635.119
flirtatious (not prudish)52.6103924.128
traitorous (not loyal)52.440232.722
chill (not offended)52.475535.124
thick-skinned (not sensitive)52.2102429.021
pretentious (not unassuming)52.2110038.019
vague (not precise)52.152229.321
heroic (not villainous)51.8147329.926
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.8135028.423
straight (not queer)51.7151029.013
generalist (not specialist)51.759733.218
🤡 (not 👽)51.779037.262
soft (not hard)51.686326.022
🐿 (not 🦇)51.4113635.073
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.3146637.615
efficient (not overprepared)51.3152830.523
noob (not pro)51.246932.916
motivated (not unmotivated)51.0181729.725
sweet (not bitter)50.9101325.516
authoritarian (not democratic)50.287934.327
flimsy (not sturdy)50.857033.620
worldly (not innocent)50.6140635.421
poor (not rich)50.680413.519

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jack Sparrow (0.842)
  2. Bart Simpson (0.84)
  3. Louise Belcher (0.817)
  4. Shawn Spencer (0.811)
  5. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.798)
  6. Cosmo Kramer (0.794)
  7. Ilana Wexler (0.791)
  8. Dashiell Parr (0.785)
  9. Ferris Bueller (0.784)
  10. Stitch (0.782)
  1. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.626)
  2. Ashley Wilkes (-0.621)
  3. Frank Vernon (-0.582)
  4. Waylon Smithers (-0.575)
  5. Peter (-0.57)
  6. Cameron Frye (-0.563)
  7. Matt Braden (-0.559)
  8. Cyril Figgis (-0.556)
  9. Elinor Dashwood (-0.535)
  10. Stu (-0.531)

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

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


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