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Hobbes Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Hobbes 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
orange (not purple)97.714.729
treasure (not trash)94.799.631
charismatic (not uninspiring)93.6217.314
leisurely (not hurried)93.347.315
warm (not cold)92.92110.330
open to new experinces (not uncreative)92.83611.079
creative (not conventional)92.51710.916
glad (not mad)92.558.224
playful (not shy)90.710111.523
vibrant (not geriatric)90.53713.024
important (not irrelevant)90.215511.820
beautiful (not ugly)89.629311.217
badass (not weakass)89.624315.824
egalitarian (not racist)89.414317.613
happy (not sad)89.31514.325
good-humored (not angry)89.35513.613
extraordinary (not mundane)89.18120.815
💝 (not 💔)88.91710.874
soulful (not soulless)88.713218.721
joyful (not miserable)88.73312.823
tall (not short)88.66212.564
explorer (not builder)88.61716.518
expressive (not monotone)88.510810.523
family-first (not work-first)88.46717.129
freelance (not corporate)88.29218.323
abstract (not concrete)87.71411.324
trolling (not triggered)87.4517.526
enlightened (not lost)87.31611.728
open-minded (not close-minded)87.24712.029
spontaneous (not scheduled)87.110411.327
😀 (not 😭)87.12215.578
healthy (not sickly)87.09415.317
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)87.015917.718
charming (not awkward)86.88818.722
🌟 (not 💩)86.620821.278
flourishing (not traumatized)86.2318.719
relaxed (not tense)85.91920.418
cheery (not sorrowful)85.46823.720
first-mate (not captain)84.89619.119
bright (not depressed)84.73817.216
interested (not bored)84.78011.823
lighthearted (not intense)84.42213.525
lenient (not strict)84.37218.822
curious (not apathetic)84.210215.020
multicolored (not monochrome)84.28112.012
sunny (not gloomy)84.211514.128
ADHD (not OCD)84.26822.416
devoted (not unfaithful)84.149117.426
soft (not hard)84.17915.314
interesting (not tiresome)84.115919.023
confident (not insecure)83.724319.425
involved (not remote)83.79212.622
goof-off (not studious)83.611422.325
resourceful (not helpless)83.546117.129
flower child (not goth)83.519818.020
disarming (not creepy)83.39015.518
spelunker (not claustrophobic)83.32518.427
metaphorical (not literal)82.91522.123
imaginative (not practical)82.78527.220
unorthodox (not traditional)82.520425.819
natural-talent (not hard-work)82.41115.133
slacker (not workaholic)82.05822.522
reassuring (not fearmongering)82.010220.823
fast (not slow)81.924021.815
🤠 (not 🤑)81.712224.563
funny (not humorless)81.722226.827
chill (not offended)81.55020.125
loyal (not traitorous)81.370022.218
📈 (not 📉)81.33620.072
🎃 (not 💀)81.36217.656
love-focused (not money-focused)81.342123.125
😜 (not 🤐)81.319123.178
believable (not poorly-written)81.227417.029
soft (not hard)81.012819.518
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.916222.923
perceptive (not unobservant)80.961224.325
artistic (not scientific)80.818617.123
playful (not serious)80.716523.224
fantastical (not realistic)80.614027.019
plays hard (not works hard)80.511325.317
loveable (not punchable)80.523419.526
social (not reclusive)80.423520.019
fortunate (not unlucky)80.15318.217
street-smart (not sheltered)79.936018.818
gamer (not non-gamer)79.910718.417
💃 (not 🧕)79.833021.266
emancipated (not enslaved)79.818519.328
sweet (not bitter)79.820919.821
calm (not anxious)79.58618.927
zany (not regular)79.521521.026
philosophical (not real)79.32520.424
cocky (not timid)79.351424.624
quirky (not predictable)79.113621.221
cat person (not dog person)79.014632.823
open-book (not secretive)78.68520.234
expressive (not stoic)78.529918.613
rebellious (not obedient)78.546321.126
😏 (not 😬)78.417424.176
blissful (not haunted)78.46029.627
emotional (not unemotional)78.346420.325
wholesome (not salacious)78.128926.519
romantic (not dispassionate)78.138220.729
chaotic (not orderly)78.029826.522
bold (not serious)77.924924.417
avant-garde (not classical)77.68820.114
attractive (not repulsive)77.569713.817
English (not German)77.447228.918
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.249123.821
flirtatious (not prudish)77.232918.522
flexible (not rigid)77.19525.022
protagonist (not antagonist)77.155924.031
overspender (not penny-pincher)77.117022.216
😎 (not 🧐)77.029226.374
liberal (not conservative)76.532024.617
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.536816.233
conspiracist (not sheeple)76.230618.915
optimistic (not pessimistic)76.223824.835
persistent (not quitter)76.0126424.218
knowledgeable (not ignorant)76.062425.830
open (not guarded)75.99121.420
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.738525.926
kind (not cruel)75.572220.718
main character (not side character)75.548334.013
intimate (not formal)75.318824.118
genius (not dunce)75.151026.524
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.119621.125
low-tech (not high-tech)75.024725.427
wild (not tame)74.953825.527
resolute (not wavering)74.943422.517
mighty (not puny)74.658321.725
cool (not dorky)74.636326.918
fixable (not unfixable)74.517024.924
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.451922.282
introspective (not not introspective)74.333325.119
extrovert (not introvert)74.243728.733
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.224725.769
touchy-feely (not distant)74.022320.324
comedic (not dramatic)73.911628.621
👻 (not 🤖)73.819623.665
high IQ (not low IQ)73.799623.133
deep (not shallow)73.641821.916
warm (not quarrelsome)73.526622.624
nurturing (not poisonous)73.554823.915
exuberant (not subdued)73.537123.825
chivalrous (not businesslike)73.422322.823
rural (not urban)73.314723.515
indie (not pop)73.338226.333
scruffy (not manicured)73.231424.921
loose (not tight)73.117822.934
arcane (not mainstream)73.027726.012
atheist (not theist)73.039426.923
🥳 (not 🥴)72.813527.863
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.438533.612
deviant (not average)72.151626.228
🐘 (not 🐀)71.821126.549
empath (not psychopath)71.863525.924
bold (not shy)71.8114123.225
flamboyant (not modest)71.840626.223
backdoor (not official)71.637032.121
clean (not perverted)71.371329.319
twitchy (not still)71.347822.824
privileged (not oppressed)71.271022.927
democratic (not authoritarian)71.233425.823
efficient (not overprepared)71.237526.717
muddy (not washed)71.220418.724
exhibitionist (not bashful)71.146926.438
frank (not sugarcoated)71.180929.134
mischievous (not well behaved)70.966326.122
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.873628.819
legit (not scrub)70.583328.524
generous (not stingy)70.459025.230
feminist (not sexist)70.484025.525
chatty (not reserved)70.351831.618
gregarious (not private)70.327330.418
metrosexual (not macho)70.344224.926
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.023430.527
intellectual (not physical)69.872732.215
giving (not receiving)69.861028.527
hedonist (not monastic)69.728528.018
🐒 (not 🐩)69.629128.982
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)69.549930.680
tasteful (not lewd)69.362029.320
scandalous (not proper)69.252433.316
indulgent (not sober)69.150731.226
anarchist (not statist)69.136728.622
poetic (not factual)69.026627.531
high standards (not desperate)69.059519.421
codependent (not independent)68.926634.919
🦄 (not 🐴)68.932732.285
competent (not incompetent)68.9113626.618
accepting (not judgemental)68.640328.322
western (not eastern)68.545422.414
asexual (not sexual)68.523833.620
spontaneous (not deliberate)68.235229.914
prideful (not envious)68.282625.933
heathen (not devout)67.830723.521
outlaw (not sheriff)67.859224.323
circular (not linear)67.818727.316
summer (not winter)67.753127.727
whimsical (not rational)67.638432.921
literary (not mathematical)67.553826.120
Coke (not Pepsi)67.514433.315
opinionated (not neutral)67.5127131.132
juvenile (not mature)67.441928.121
varied (not repetitive)67.313323.131
disorganized (not self-disciplined)67.227632.612
queer (not straight)66.919125.016
radical (not centrist)66.645128.622
head@clouds (not down2earth)66.645237.417
lover (not fighter)66.449429.831
master (not apprentice)66.388027.027
masculine (not feminine)66.289025.027
thin (not thick)66.262224.329
androgynous (not gendered)66.24631.920
melee (not ranged)66.217426.119
decisive (not hesitant)66.092124.321
🤺 (not 🏌)66.095432.774
pure (not debased)65.860526.822
pro (not noob)65.7108231.614
exaggerating (not factual)65.758836.418
astonishing (not methodical)65.631430.225
trusting (not suspicious)65.442326.927
altruistic (not selfish)65.371230.327
tardy (not on-time)65.335930.422
heroic (not villainous)65.2112024.118
vulnerable (not armoured)65.233429.114
unassuming (not pretentious)65.230729.318
opinionated (not jealous)65.2103627.727
young (not old)65.193829.321
French (not Russian)65.156928.924
straightforward (not cryptic)65.083931.320
messy (not neat)65.044132.215
punk rock (not preppy)65.050229.828
theoretical (not empirical)64.910334.212
folksy (not presidential)64.947426.923
extravagant (not thrifty)64.955632.929
existentialist (not nihilist)64.856929.321
rock (not rap)64.8130226.726
feisty (not gracious)64.793526.835
🥰 (not 🙃)64.654934.282
never cries (not often crying)64.672529.218
sporty (not bookish)64.547332.523
forgiving (not vengeful)64.464034.417
cultured (not rustic)64.375031.226
🥵 (not 🥶)64.156023.560
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.0112536.633
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.932827.814
weird (not normal)63.875831.118
compersive (not jealous)63.851527.921
respectful (not rude)63.684124.719
charming (not trusting)63.562035.911
child free (not pronatalist)63.482029.815
🎩 (not 🧢)63.471832.776
transparent (not machiavellian)63.449630.722
stylish (not slovenly)63.388628.125
🤣 (not 😊)63.340034.183
brave (not careful)63.287227.424
lustful (not chaste)63.269031.524
aloof (not obsessed)63.110030.023
crafty (not scholarly)63.179929.224
sane (not crazy)63.155930.522
roundabout (not direct)62.919829.419
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.962934.419
one-faced (not two-faced)62.999530.519
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.764629.112
grateful (not entitled)62.762428.735
wise (not foolish)62.476028.326
domestic (not industrial)62.444829.327
nonpolitical (not political)62.241430.520
queen (not princess)62.290633.632
decorative (not utilitarian)62.135429.225
demonic (not angelic)61.952820.713
minimalist (not pack rat)61.959229.816
doer (not thinker)61.393233.532
idealist (not realist)61.259032.425
subjective (not objective)61.144028.628
🐮 (not 🐷)61.064823.955
random (not pointed)61.029928.926
motivated (not unmotivated)61.0163230.324
musical (not off-key)60.946931.227
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)60.838829.327
🐿 (not 🦇)60.882431.763
chosen one (not everyman)60.774234.111
instinctual (not reasoned)60.682029.719
edgy (not politically correct)60.282325.824
tactful (not indiscreet)60.194827.418
spicy (not mild)60.098227.427
generalist (not specialist)59.925929.119
go-getter (not slugabed)59.9152829.116
always down (not picky)59.938032.128
stoic (not hypochondriac)59.885432.228
equitable (not hypocritical)59.678827.322
freak (not normie)59.680525.728
vintage (not trendy)59.4117629.115
communal (not individualist)59.341733.418
🦒 (not 🐐)59.220431.958
sturdy (not flimsy)59.1114427.224
tailor (not blacksmith)59.198530.815
common sense (not analysis)59.139631.024
innocent (not worldly)59.038232.522
jock (not nerd)58.963832.619
cannibal (not vegan)58.967824.717
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.7101228.124
transient (not permanent)58.644530.920
😈 (not 😇)58.573030.057
profound (not ironic)58.561330.032
active (not slothful)58.4154228.819
unprepared (not hoarder)58.442020.818
luddite (not technophile)58.366927.217
fresh (not stinky)58.3119229.825
frenzied (not sleepy)58.2148624.821
bossy (not meek)58.0122319.621
poor (not rich)58.061621.411
🤔 (not 🤫)58.089533.377
🎨 (not 🏀)57.9105032.768
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.877529.788
concise (not long-winded)57.870433.929
assertive (not passive)57.5129630.924
🤡 (not 👽)57.554732.286
lazy (not diligent)57.317430.619
coordinated (not clumsy)57.3118332.429
hunter (not gatherer)57.291832.624
cosmopolitan (not provincial)57.080935.922
gossiping (not confidential)57.050134.422
hipster (not basic)56.954628.017
insider (not outsider)56.860833.329
kinky (not vanilla)56.780334.622
suspicious (not awkward)56.7110627.624
innocent (not jaded)56.745630.327
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.5107323.912
loud (not quiet)56.290331.319
serene (not pensive)56.214830.525
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.182934.355
self-improving (not self-destructive)56.171426.528
accommodating (not stubborn)56.135232.627
arrogant (not humble)56.096225.030
stable (not moody)55.946030.618
resigned (not resistant)55.917627.820
🧗 (not 🛌)55.9116034.795
emotional (not logical)55.894630.920
sensitive (not thick-skinned)55.875025.913
alert (not oblivious)55.7119430.124
biased (not impartial)55.6136630.525
eloquent (not unpolished)55.5111434.415
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.445431.924
underachiever (not overachiever)55.430429.924
driven (not unambitious)55.3173726.722
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.375733.626
contrarian (not yes-man)55.3111235.624
spiritual (not skeptical)55.241135.918
disreputable (not prestigious)55.253531.421
lavish (not frugal)55.174130.018
sarcastic (not genuine)55.180331.829
animalistic (not human)55.141423.318
sensible (not ludicrous)54.8108030.624
ambitious (not realistic)54.8110736.324
attentive (not interrupting)54.692932.335
cheesy (not chic)54.592832.128
alpha (not beta)54.4115031.631
fire (not water)54.4112536.115
earth (not air)54.4121534.429
night owl (not morning lark)54.3111232.816
deranged (not reasonable)54.371332.022
oxymoron (not tautology)54.0105730.620
honorable (not cunning)53.7111534.424
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)53.7116539.625
👟 (not 🥾)53.691734.288
patient (not impatient)53.563932.312
wooden (not plastic)53.5140631.821
cynical (not gullible)53.5120634.528
simple (not complicated)53.346332.517
chortling (not giggling)53.3122033.320
consistent (not variable)53.2116931.622
proactive (not reactive)53.270630.824
demure (not vain)53.087931.123
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.097930.424
reliable (not experimental)52.8103135.431
moderate (not extreme)52.666934.718
white knight (not bad boy)52.5113630.317
smooth (not rough)52.494824.817
dominant (not submissive)52.3130128.823
cautious (not impulsive)52.193034.017
moist (not dry)52.192328.321
autistic (not neurotypical)52.034532.614
insulting (not complimentary)52.084427.013
civilized (not barbaric)51.9135030.316
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.946228.225
🧠 (not 💪)51.9136931.173
cooperative (not competitive)51.872133.831
Greek (not Roman)51.879533.012
Italian (not Swedish)51.799532.918
sage (not whippersnapper)51.791429.615
deep (not epic)51.792535.430
modern (not historical)51.6110026.315
naive (not paranoid)51.365124.119
refined (not rugged)51.2111531.720
pacifist (not ferocious)51.175933.915
drop out (not valedictorian)51.167427.525
socialist (not libertarian)50.276433.923
unchallenging (not demanding)50.741935.029
precise (not vague)50.4142131.115

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Weasley (0.814)
  2. Robin Hood (0.78)
  3. Jack Dawson (0.775)
  4. Claire Colburn (0.774)
  5. Genie (0.77)
  6. Phoebe Buffay (0.765)
  7. Jesper Fahey (0.764)
  8. Cosmo Brown (0.762)
  9. Augustus 'Gus' Waters (0.753)
  10. Goh Peik Lin (0.75)
  1. Michael Groff (-0.717)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.641)
  3. Sam Healy (-0.635)
  4. Petunia Dursley (-0.634)
  5. Ashley Barrett (-0.609)
  6. Principal Vernon (-0.604)
  7. Hideki Ide (-0.602)
  8. Frank Burns (-0.6)
  9. Principal Skinner (-0.597)
  10. Mr. William Collins (-0.591)

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

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


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