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Dr. Spencer Reid Personality Statistics

Dr. Spencer Reid is a character from Criminal Minds. 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
high IQ (not low IQ)98.826.485
🧠 (not 💪)97.816.894
genius (not dunce)97.716.6119
nerd (not jock)97.545.975
knowledgeable (not ignorant)97.525.8107
bookish (not sporty)96.879.382
valedictorian (not drop out)96.779.895
beautiful (not ugly)96.1179.278
treasure (not trash)95.527.588
loyal (not traitorous)94.63710.084
competent (not incompetent)94.23612.285
diligent (not lazy)94.17313.583
perceptive (not unobservant)94.12713.984
intellectual (not physical)93.91815.485
overachiever (not underachiever)93.73013.0111
important (not irrelevant)93.6359.892
precise (not vague)93.4614.660
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)93.4510.071
extraordinary (not mundane)93.31713.699
egalitarian (not racist)93.3139.571
scientific (not artistic)93.1910.8110
🌟 (not 💩)92.91713.276
fast-talking (not slow-talking)92.61211.5109
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)92.01712.363
attractive (not repulsive)91.74717.667
devoted (not unfaithful)91.79613.8109
interested (not bored)91.4712.2124
resourceful (not helpless)91.48312.390
factual (not exaggerating)91.21119.792
scholarly (not crafty)91.1518.485
wise (not foolish)90.82415.7126
workaholic (not slacker)90.711513.668
motivated (not unmotivated)90.123315.6114
interesting (not tiresome)90.12014.272
🎨 (not 🏀)90.06315.6123
analysis (not common sense)89.9920.6107
persistent (not quitter)89.927613.477
loveable (not punchable)89.43218.4122
kind (not cruel)89.212716.397
fast (not slow)89.14114.980
heroic (not villainous)88.515615.576
eloquent (not unpolished)88.56916.460
feminist (not sexist)88.412118.490
believable (not poorly-written)88.21915.1111
driven (not unambitious)87.429621.088
legit (not scrub)87.16617.2104
thinker (not doer)86.9518.598
chosen one (not everyman)86.42116.2100
clean (not perverted)86.214017.9137
works hard (not plays hard)86.010922.094
skeptical (not spiritual)85.59721.981
logical (not emotional)85.54017.182
tall (not short)85.48317.263
civilized (not barbaric)84.819817.975
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.821016.489
protagonist (not antagonist)84.816122.4121
wholesome (not salacious)84.78921.581
indie (not pop)84.65719.7125
pro (not noob)84.330722.968
🤔 (not 🤫)84.3825.375
prestigious (not disreputable)84.29420.370
complicated (not simple)84.115019.472
proper (not scandalous)84.06217.677
English (not German)83.910120.791
on-time (not tardy)83.925625.0111
white knight (not bad boy)83.811319.0119
fresh (not stinky)83.719222.592
studious (not goof-off)83.627623.5105
curious (not apathetic)83.510621.176
generous (not stingy)83.511518.686
reasonable (not deranged)83.411420.368
reasoned (not instinctual)83.32424.184
sensible (not ludicrous)83.37118.075
🧐 (not 😎)83.14323.984
introspective (not not introspective)83.05420.978
confidential (not gossiping)82.924823.7105
realist (not idealist)82.94823.270
opinionated (not jealous)82.89718.9130
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)82.74226.676
thin (not thick)82.63822.268
frank (not sugarcoated)82.622623.3120
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.639826.076
sweet (not bitter)82.611918.776
👽 (not 🤡)82.53321.668
😊 (not 🤣)82.36419.991
deep (not shallow)82.210322.074
altruistic (not selfish)81.914717.295
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.712819.074
respectful (not rude)81.520419.269
pure (not debased)81.511121.182
factual (not poetic)81.59125.9117
📈 (not 📉)81.42425.092
nurturing (not poisonous)81.321219.668
metrosexual (not macho)81.36319.995
🎩 (not 🧢)81.221923.0120
tasteful (not lewd)81.112121.380
one-faced (not two-faced)81.125626.2118
giving (not receiving)81.018218.6149
vintage (not trendy)80.924922.0110
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.912723.969
🥵 (not 🥶)80.85124.797
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.532024.5105
soulful (not soulless)80.343520.975
rational (not whimsical)80.119026.685
introvert (not extrovert)80.09724.462
equitable (not hypocritical)79.87320.880
hoarder (not unprepared)79.65617.085
🐿 (not 🦇)79.614426.383
refined (not rugged)79.520321.873
go-getter (not slugabed)79.546422.577
awkward (not suspicious)79.46721.888
human (not animalistic)79.335525.076
young (not old)79.235722.588
😇 (not 😈)79.116925.383
private (not gregarious)78.921020.881
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.731728.179
washed (not muddy)78.620725.098
reliable (not experimental)78.317629.4105
accepting (not judgemental)78.216222.080
reclusive (not social)77.913920.494
vegan (not cannibal)77.914119.2114
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.833428.079
alert (not oblivious)77.838727.890
liberal (not conservative)77.723925.9100
🥰 (not 🙃)77.611331.187
high standards (not desperate)77.526521.0127
dorky (not cool)77.414930.676
realistic (not fantastical)77.121129.093
weird (not normal)77.129722.280
natural-talent (not hard-work)77.13825.3113
cultured (not rustic)77.020629.590
compersive (not jealous)76.710018.772
neat (not messy)76.740130.181
angelic (not demonic)76.527324.980
mature (not juvenile)76.533224.0107
tense (not relaxed)76.453719.667
forgiving (not vengeful)76.422020.792
tailor (not blacksmith)76.322524.178
guarded (not open)76.252421.180
good-humored (not angry)76.229319.594
soft (not hard)76.219224.370
quiet (not loud)76.218719.984
historical (not modern)76.018219.382
individualist (not communal)75.931623.764
practical (not imaginative)75.734231.475
first-mate (not captain)75.728724.379
enlightened (not lost)75.512925.3115
master (not apprentice)75.452230.177
politically correct (not edgy)75.113328.193
objective (not subjective)75.13226.661
grateful (not entitled)75.120923.1107
soft (not hard)74.921322.878
arcane (not mainstream)74.918428.473
lover (not fighter)74.923321.5114
frenzied (not sleepy)74.845820.896
gatherer (not hunter)74.821526.8106
statist (not anarchist)74.713425.773
love-focused (not money-focused)74.657922.7109
honorable (not cunning)74.530528.0104
rock (not rap)74.557322.9129
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)74.441928.4122
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.228625.262
genuine (not sarcastic)74.224829.0118
🤖 (not 👻)74.211627.183
consistent (not variable)74.225727.2103
atheist (not theist)74.130628.671
literal (not metaphorical)74.018532.481
disarming (not creepy)74.045725.082
opinionated (not neutral)74.084028.3120
formal (not intimate)73.823227.084
distant (not touchy-feely)73.732424.6131
orderly (not chaotic)73.737829.378
modest (not flamboyant)73.630326.795
tight (not loose)73.343524.3116
existentialist (not nihilist)73.211323.652
tactful (not indiscreet)73.229826.884
complimentary (not insulting)73.130024.688
preppy (not punk rock)73.144926.597
well behaved (not mischievous)73.023226.395
cautious (not impulsive)72.925927.184
no-nonsense (not dramatic)72.921526.982
specialist (not generalist)72.922234.082
official (not backdoor)72.816726.856
quirky (not predictable)72.722431.3110
French (not Russian)72.521425.489
zany (not regular)72.436728.062
permanent (not transient)72.220330.164
prudish (not flirtatious)72.217621.8109
direct (not roundabout)72.155934.276
timid (not cocky)72.110522.9126
attentive (not interrupting)72.127929.398
pointed (not random)72.068431.7108
utilitarian (not decorative)71.935826.273
badass (not weakass)71.877227.9105
wooden (not plastic)71.743124.679
cat person (not dog person)71.525228.4115
realistic (not ambitious)71.411530.684
democratic (not authoritarian)71.427530.484
twitchy (not still)71.041827.2123
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.037128.9125
demure (not vain)70.720723.759
freak (not normie)70.635624.4106
sheriff (not outlaw)70.536728.276
impartial (not biased)70.42428.062
flower child (not goth)70.453227.9112
traumatized (not flourishing)70.448727.596
🎃 (not 💀)70.124329.986
serious (not bold)70.023026.191
shy (not bold)69.97924.671
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)69.568528.588
shy (not playful)69.410125.968
ranged (not melee)69.314825.868
independent (not codependent)69.062327.071
claustrophobic (not spelunker)68.911226.298
picky (not always down)68.639226.1125
profound (not ironic)68.618328.281
secretive (not open-book)68.559926.0118
deep (not epic)68.514331.0103
pensive (not serene)68.560629.7103
hipster (not basic)68.417429.280
Greek (not Roman)68.44129.992
tame (not wild)68.326827.5106
💝 (not 💔)68.335936.184
emancipated (not enslaved)67.958727.675
winter (not summer)67.938528.996
obedient (not rebellious)67.828327.665
meek (not bossy)67.719719.984
conspiracist (not sheeple)67.757927.971
urban (not rural)67.672926.678
hurried (not leisurely)67.535826.673
empath (not psychopath)67.466627.193
serious (not playful)67.366523.380
prideful (not envious)67.276022.8115
water (not fire)67.228430.796
theoretical (not empirical)67.14835.656
obsessed (not aloof)67.053027.785
methodical (not astonishing)66.950935.7102
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.939923.566
innocent (not jaded)66.921525.9132
awkward (not charming)66.726528.990
stylish (not slovenly)66.566626.171
healthy (not sickly)66.582226.978
OCD (not ADHD)66.463930.991
pacifist (not ferocious)66.328129.155
warm (not cold)66.355827.185
warm (not quarrelsome)66.237529.367
open-minded (not close-minded)66.155329.471
asexual (not sexual)66.122327.679
manicured (not scruffy)66.078429.294
classical (not avant-garde)66.045929.7107
resolute (not wavering)66.071329.267
🦒 (not 🐐)65.95230.989
chaste (not lustful)65.827029.372
😏 (not 😬)65.847735.687
trusting (not suspicious)65.734434.472
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.325425.1120
queen (not princess)65.270135.4109
creative (not conventional)65.153334.369
fixable (not unfixable)65.152926.480
active (not slothful)65.0111828.569
unorthodox (not traditional)65.057530.172
glad (not mad)65.034322.662
work-first (not family-first)64.953828.9102
frugal (not lavish)64.849624.959
funny (not humorless)64.762430.178
thrifty (not extravagant)64.744629.189
smooth (not rough)64.642028.474
purple (not orange)64.632334.596
sensitive (not thick-skinned)64.641126.079
humble (not arrogant)64.342531.990
sober (not indulgent)64.336631.991
rich (not poor)64.369120.660
👟 (not 🥾)64.345535.7109
presidential (not folksy)64.355929.5111
sheltered (not street-smart)63.933731.666
innocent (not worldly)63.822730.895
anxious (not calm)63.863528.679
cynical (not gullible)63.874130.2130
gracious (not feisty)63.719628.9106
linear (not circular)63.728834.3108
haunted (not blissful)63.781429.5124
straightforward (not cryptic)63.678536.063
beta (not alpha)63.636628.698
triggered (not trolling)63.467923.5101
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)63.450428.498
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.237225.770
high-tech (not low-tech)63.051437.474
night owl (not morning lark)63.069932.175
paranoid (not naive)63.064726.0109
mathematical (not literary)62.931430.281
decisive (not hesitant)62.790430.666
trusting (not charming)62.735629.678
devout (not heathen)62.652629.063
proactive (not reactive)62.623330.687
deviant (not average)62.571531.293
sad (not happy)62.470625.978
🤠 (not 🤑)62.471430.160
sage (not whippersnapper)62.438029.467
resistant (not resigned)62.298330.470
moist (not dry)62.239629.697
contrarian (not yes-man)62.069528.684
🛌 (not 🧗)61.830829.393
involved (not remote)61.697732.989
outsider (not insider)61.653834.875
child free (not pronatalist)61.476732.762
monastic (not hedonist)61.425328.943
romantic (not dispassionate)61.490126.9130
masculine (not feminine)61.383422.490
patient (not impatient)61.237330.772
earth (not air)61.274933.0131
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.911339.067
unlucky (not fortunate)60.854130.583
submissive (not dominant)60.836831.174
pretentious (not unassuming)60.668432.460
comedic (not dramatic)60.630626.6116
puny (not mighty)60.525728.969
Swedish (not Italian)60.343832.470
rigid (not flexible)60.265428.280
😀 (not 😭)60.153129.182
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.3104631.176
🤺 (not 🏌)59.3103933.189
never cries (not often crying)59.275327.1106
cooperative (not competitive)59.142532.077
giggling (not chortling)59.033430.091
concrete (not abstract)58.975232.4107
emotional (not unemotional)58.9101428.4116
bright (not depressed)58.860528.794
corporate (not freelance)58.850131.798
expressive (not stoic)58.779329.871
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.749929.591
tautology (not oxymoron)58.618730.577
🐮 (not 🐷)58.469629.655
hypochondriac (not stoic)58.440128.4101
chill (not offended)58.344426.991
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.955735.767
vibrant (not geriatric)57.9101929.1103
intense (not lighthearted)57.8100830.2116
cheesy (not chic)57.870330.7114
🧕 (not 💃)57.733529.063
eastern (not western)57.615931.754
explorer (not builder)57.569034.174
🦄 (not 🐴)57.451636.479
demanding (not unchallenging)57.4119228.0104
sturdy (not flimsy)57.2101831.9103
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)57.147230.1102
philosophical (not real)57.030938.358
insecure (not confident)56.835228.572
rhythmic (not stuttering)56.7113232.1102
privileged (not oppressed)56.5101227.198
careful (not brave)56.341830.692
efficient (not overprepared)56.0113438.2103
chatty (not reserved)55.974031.687
varied (not repetitive)55.940432.769
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.873824.659
minimalist (not pack rat)55.875932.262
🐀 (not 🐘)55.862035.575
businesslike (not chivalrous)55.872531.7142
radical (not centrist)55.872731.097
stable (not moody)55.540627.592
mysterious (not unambiguous)55.462430.677
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.336833.065
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.181235.687
technophile (not luddite)55.162135.562
political (not nonpolitical)54.985630.873
🥴 (not 🥳)54.882033.574
bashful (not exhibitionist)54.842531.2118
sane (not crazy)54.669930.187
off-key (not musical)54.681631.182
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.375933.380
domestic (not industrial)54.167028.878
exuberant (not subdued)54.193430.477
gamer (not non-gamer)54.150635.397
transparent (not machiavellian)53.874535.1122
optimistic (not pessimistic)53.773927.692
autistic (not neurotypical)53.622635.577
assertive (not passive)53.6119731.182
joyful (not miserable)53.658724.982
long-winded (not concise)53.566236.568
monochrome (not multicolored)53.477134.382
androgynous (not gendered)53.112930.373
moderate (not extreme)52.855732.192
vulnerable (not armoured)52.855929.3101
queer (not straight)52.730931.776
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.585732.937
accommodating (not stubborn)52.336532.4107
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.0123828.651
🐒 (not 🐩)52.073935.155
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.977432.299
monotone (not expressive)51.957630.7124
socialist (not libertarian)51.750634.368
🤐 (not 😜)51.686035.2106
vanilla (not kinky)51.581932.972
mild (not spicy)51.559132.7110
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.477831.956
Coke (not Pepsi)51.490837.082
self-improving (not self-destructive)51.374329.2129
coordinated (not clumsy)51.2113333.884
cheery (not sorrowful)51.165025.959
lenient (not strict)50.176126.781
gloomy (not sunny)50.895828.292

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jemma Simmons (0.872)
  2. Leo Fitz (0.855)
  3. Caitlin Snow (0.851)
  4. Dr. Shaun Murphy (0.85)
  5. Sailor Mercury (0.833)
  6. Amy Farrah Fowler (0.83)
  7. Egon Spengler (0.83)
  8. Daniel Jackson (0.83)
  9. Felicity Smoak (0.827)
  10. Dr. Chan Kaifang (0.823)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.629)
  2. Zapp Brannigan (-0.604)
  3. Nelson Muntz (-0.592)
  4. George Wickham (-0.582)
  5. Noah Puckerman (-0.579)
  6. Frank Gallagher (-0.561)
  7. The Deep (-0.557)
  8. Myrtle Wilson (-0.552)
  9. Lisa (-0.549)
  10. Gaston (-0.549)

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.



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