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Dr. Spencer Reid Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
high IQ (not low IQ)98.946.291
🧠 (not 💪)97.826.895
genius (not dunce)97.726.6122
knowledgeable (not ignorant)97.625.8110
nerd (not jock)97.456.091
bookish (not sporty)96.9109.285
valedictorian (not drop out)96.869.799
beautiful (not ugly)95.5339.786
treasure (not trash)95.067.996
loyal (not traitorous)94.5489.989
perceptive (not unobservant)94.33013.494
intellectual (not physical)94.11915.093
competent (not incompetent)94.14912.391
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)93.969.778
overachiever (not underachiever)93.92912.7116
egalitarian (not racist)93.7139.281
diligent (not lazy)93.69713.389
precise (not vague)93.5614.363
important (not irrelevant)93.4479.896
extraordinary (not mundane)93.31613.4105
scientific (not artistic)92.81711.4113
🌟 (not 💩)92.82213.283
fast-talking (not slow-talking)92.61411.5109
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)92.31512.167
attractive (not repulsive)91.65817.371
resourceful (not helpless)91.69112.197
interested (not bored)91.6912.0129
factual (not exaggerating)91.51319.396
devoted (not unfaithful)91.412113.8113
wise (not foolish)90.93015.7128
scholarly (not crafty)90.8518.288
workaholic (not slacker)90.813013.569
motivated (not unmotivated)90.326515.4118
analysis (not common sense)90.21420.2112
interesting (not tiresome)90.12414.275
🎨 (not 🏀)89.88615.6130
persistent (not quitter)89.734914.081
fast (not slow)89.63814.686
loveable (not punchable)89.33918.3125
kind (not cruel)89.215116.397
heroic (not villainous)89.015415.480
feminist (not sexist)88.615217.8100
eloquent (not unpolished)88.57916.066
believable (not poorly-written)88.32615.1112
legit (not scrub)87.66816.9110
thinker (not doer)87.6518.1105
driven (not unambitious)87.633620.890
chosen one (not everyman)86.52215.9105
clean (not perverted)86.016318.2140
logical (not emotional)85.85217.085
works hard (not plays hard)85.812722.898
skeptical (not spiritual)85.710721.684
pro (not noob)85.033922.374
protagonist (not antagonist)85.019222.2124
civilized (not barbaric)84.923317.579
prestigious (not disreputable)84.89819.777
tall (not short)84.511416.9155
indie (not pop)84.47720.1134
English (not German)84.312320.693
on-time (not tardy)84.328224.6116
introspective (not not introspective)84.24720.387
wholesome (not salacious)84.211922.692
studious (not goof-off)84.030323.0111
white knight (not bad boy)84.012619.0121
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.728616.995
complicated (not simple)83.520719.277
proper (not scandalous)83.48718.186
confidential (not gossiping)83.327223.6112
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)83.310218.981
sensible (not ludicrous)83.29117.781
fresh (not stinky)83.126222.796
opinionated (not jealous)83.19918.5138
reasonable (not deranged)83.014420.471
deep (not shallow)83.010521.193
generous (not stingy)82.815019.192
curious (not apathetic)82.714922.385
😊 (not 🤣)82.78119.794
frank (not sugarcoated)82.726823.0123
👽 (not 🤡)82.64421.272
realist (not idealist)82.45624.675
🧐 (not 😎)82.36324.687
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.248326.082
sweet (not bitter)82.214718.982
main character (not side character)82.136221.443
thin (not thick)82.06523.472
🤔 (not 🤫)82.01828.390
factual (not poetic)82.09725.5122
altruistic (not selfish)81.916618.1100
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)81.97627.279
tasteful (not lewd)81.413521.083
🥵 (not 🥶)81.46324.4102
🎩 (not 🧢)81.326022.7123
one-faced (not two-faced)81.329025.9122
respectful (not rude)81.226220.186
📈 (not 📉)81.14125.798
not genocidal (not genocidal)81.138424.3109
pure (not debased)81.014122.287
giving (not receiving)81.020418.2157
vintage (not trendy)80.829822.8116
nurturing (not poisonous)80.725920.173
rational (not whimsical)80.620526.587
reasoned (not instinctual)80.44626.192
metrosexual (not macho)80.39920.5100
awkward (not suspicious)80.27121.792
equitable (not hypocritical)80.27820.782
human (not animalistic)80.138124.780
introvert (not extrovert)79.912624.167
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.918425.277
🐿 (not 🦇)79.817925.589
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.433827.882
private (not gregarious)79.425320.488
washed (not muddy)79.422924.6104
soulful (not soulless)79.355721.684
go-getter (not slugabed)79.258721.985
😇 (not 😈)79.221325.087
refined (not rugged)79.124522.379
hoarder (not unprepared)78.78818.799
reliable (not experimental)78.719429.1108
young (not old)78.746522.995
dorky (not cool)78.615229.982
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.236927.884
alert (not oblivious)78.144327.891
reclusive (not social)78.117720.198
🥰 (not 🙃)77.814231.193
vegan (not cannibal)77.816919.2115
realistic (not fantastical)77.823428.797
high standards (not desperate)77.829821.1136
weird (not normal)77.632522.186
liberal (not conservative)77.529326.0103
neat (not messy)77.344930.083
compersive (not jealous)77.212117.981
mature (not juvenile)77.236723.7116
cultured (not rustic)77.223029.397
tense (not relaxed)77.159919.371
accepting (not judgemental)77.021623.386
quiet (not loud)76.723119.790
good-humored (not angry)76.533919.1101
soft (not hard)76.322924.171
natural-talent (not hard-work)76.35425.6118
guarded (not open)76.263020.684
forgiving (not vengeful)76.128820.895
tailor (not blacksmith)76.125923.781
historical (not modern)76.121819.187
soft (not hard)75.823122.086
practical (not imaginative)75.739731.276
grateful (not entitled)75.623223.0112
lover (not fighter)75.525121.3119
individualist (not communal)75.337123.768
first-mate (not captain)75.035724.882
master (not apprentice)75.061730.781
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.047128.1127
enlightened (not lost)74.916825.8116
frenzied (not sleepy)74.953920.699
rock (not rap)74.964022.9132
consistent (not variable)74.928327.2106
angelic (not demonic)74.838225.986
opinionated (not neutral)74.794527.8126
🤖 (not 👻)74.713326.886
politically correct (not edgy)74.616928.296
gatherer (not hunter)74.626227.3111
atheist (not theist)74.535028.779
existentialist (not nihilist)74.49524.160
love-focused (not money-focused)74.370522.5115
distant (not touchy-feely)74.335624.5135
literal (not metaphorical)74.220132.488
honorable (not cunning)74.138928.2106
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.131125.871
statist (not anarchist)74.117026.880
tight (not loose)74.147824.3120
genuine (not sarcastic)74.032029.7124
well behaved (not mischievous)73.925126.0100
objective (not subjective)73.85927.672
modest (not flamboyant)73.735526.696
disarming (not creepy)73.654525.089
preppy (not punk rock)73.450926.7102
specialist (not generalist)73.225533.585
arcane (not mainstream)73.226730.279
official (not backdoor)73.218226.764
utilitarian (not decorative)73.236125.580
formal (not intimate)73.129226.893
orderly (not chaotic)73.045030.385
permanent (not transient)72.922129.969
complimentary (not insulting)72.837225.297
tactful (not indiscreet)72.836526.890
pointed (not random)72.875631.4112
French (not Russian)72.624525.390
no-nonsense (not dramatic)72.525927.386
prudish (not flirtatious)72.420921.5115
quirky (not predictable)72.128331.9111
attentive (not interrupting)71.933629.2101
timid (not cocky)71.713723.0128
zany (not regular)71.644728.966
traumatized (not flourishing)71.654927.3104
wooden (not plastic)71.649224.483
cautious (not impulsive)71.533627.190
badass (not weakass)71.492027.6110
cat person (not dog person)71.432028.8121
direct (not roundabout)71.268334.877
serious (not bold)70.924025.995
twitchy (not still)70.948727.1127
realistic (not ambitious)70.814330.791
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.747228.7130
freak (not normie)70.741724.4108
shy (not bold)70.58624.573
sheriff (not outlaw)70.543528.281
democratic (not authoritarian)70.337431.086
🎃 (not 💀)70.227829.489
impartial (not biased)70.13027.665
flower child (not goth)70.163427.8115
independent (not codependent)69.870127.074
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.512125.9102
shy (not playful)69.412625.968
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)69.480628.394
urban (not rural)69.276426.285
demure (not vain)69.130024.864
picky (not always down)68.943725.9130
Greek (not Roman)68.73929.794
secretive (not open-book)68.771425.9121
profound (not ironic)68.722527.983
pensive (not serene)68.569229.7108
hipster (not basic)68.423329.081
meek (not bossy)68.222420.489
ranged (not melee)68.220525.872
serious (not playful)68.075823.283
chaste (not lustful)68.027828.388
tame (not wild)68.032027.4110
💝 (not 💔)68.043335.988
pacifist (not ferocious)67.931229.062
prideful (not envious)67.984422.7120
emancipated (not enslaved)67.870527.082
resolute (not wavering)67.875028.877
obedient (not rebellious)67.733527.467
hurried (not leisurely)67.641326.881
water (not fire)67.435330.2100
warm (not cold)67.264326.896
stylish (not slovenly)67.175626.076
deep (not epic)67.022332.7112
theoretical (not empirical)66.86335.763
innocent (not jaded)66.824926.2137
healthy (not sickly)66.795326.680
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.747123.469
OCD (not ADHD)66.672430.994
awkward (not charming)66.630228.593
unorthodox (not traditional)66.665629.877
winter (not summer)66.648629.7106
obsessed (not aloof)66.565127.788
empath (not psychopath)66.582327.599
methodical (not astonishing)66.461735.8106
trusting (not suspicious)66.339334.375
manicured (not scruffy)66.390629.298
asexual (not sexual)66.327727.381
classical (not avant-garde)66.055130.3110
open-minded (not close-minded)65.769529.372
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.675329.679
work-first (not family-first)65.660529.0104
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.631225.0123
humble (not arrogant)65.349231.497
purple (not orange)65.238534.0101
frugal (not lavish)65.156824.770
warm (not quarrelsome)65.149229.372
smooth (not rough)65.049328.279
glad (not mad)65.040522.464
🦒 (not 🐐)64.97731.292
active (not slothful)64.8133828.072
sensitive (not thick-skinned)64.747226.082
😏 (not 😬)64.761235.691
queen (not princess)64.784035.5113
rich (not poor)64.579020.664
sober (not indulgent)64.444631.896
anxious (not calm)64.471928.482
beta (not alpha)64.441829.2104
cynical (not gullible)64.482330.1133
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.355228.2102
creative (not conventional)64.265934.473
funny (not humorless)64.274829.980
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')64.26738.781
thrifty (not extravagant)64.253529.291
fixable (not unfixable)64.167626.986
haunted (not blissful)63.994829.0129
proactive (not reactive)63.723630.693
🤠 (not 🤑)63.684430.362
triggered (not trolling)63.582523.6108
mathematical (not literary)63.436230.382
gracious (not feisty)63.424028.5112
presidential (not folksy)63.468929.9119
sheltered (not street-smart)63.341131.667
linear (not circular)63.236834.4111
high-tech (not low-tech)63.160837.181
night owl (not morning lark)63.180932.685
paranoid (not naive)63.174725.7116
devout (not heathen)63.061529.373
straightforward (not cryptic)62.995836.271
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)62.843325.175
decisive (not hesitant)62.7104430.368
resistant (not resigned)62.7112630.278
🛌 (not 🧗)62.733228.9102
moist (not dry)62.744929.599
sage (not whippersnapper)62.445029.574
contrarian (not yes-man)62.482928.785
involved (not remote)62.3111432.394
👟 (not 🥾)62.360936.2115
monastic (not hedonist)62.229430.153
innocent (not worldly)61.931531.4100
sad (not happy)61.788326.083
patient (not impatient)61.543930.576
unlucky (not fortunate)61.463230.193
deviant (not average)61.488732.1100
romantic (not dispassionate)61.4106426.9130
masculine (not feminine)61.398622.391
submissive (not dominant)61.144130.578
trusting (not charming)61.147930.289
outsider (not insider)60.966135.079
😀 (not 😭)60.958829.184
Swedish (not Italian)60.952332.174
rigid (not flexible)60.874428.287
earth (not air)60.789833.2135
pretentious (not unassuming)60.579232.862
child free (not pronatalist)60.495932.965
cooperative (not competitive)60.349231.585
puny (not mighty)60.330828.772
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.3122331.478
🐮 (not 🐷)60.371329.569
corporate (not freelance)60.055231.8105
giggling (not chortling)59.737430.095
comedic (not dramatic)59.239526.9123
never cries (not often crying)59.289726.6113
hypochondriac (not stoic)59.042328.6107
concrete (not abstract)58.987932.3110
philosophical (not real)58.731837.366
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.757829.394
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.564835.868
tautology (not oxymoron)58.420930.479
emotional (not unemotional)58.1124028.5120
bright (not depressed)58.073428.999
🤺 (not 🏌)58.0127833.098
explorer (not builder)57.980233.678
sturdy (not flimsy)57.8119831.9107
cheesy (not chic)57.881530.6118
chill (not offended)57.754926.994
intense (not lighthearted)57.5119230.5121
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)57.453929.7105
technophile (not luddite)57.266035.970
🐀 (not 🐘)57.268835.881
insecure (not confident)57.041528.174
demanding (not unchallenging)57.0140228.0108
expressive (not stoic)56.8100430.774
vibrant (not geriatric)56.8123029.7110
🧕 (not 💃)56.744229.666
privileged (not oppressed)56.7115727.1101
efficient (not overprepared)56.4132138.0105
stable (not moody)56.345127.7103
rhythmic (not stuttering)56.3135032.0112
eastern (not western)56.221733.064
mysterious (not unambiguous)56.173031.184
careful (not brave)56.049230.395
varied (not repetitive)55.947832.475
bashful (not exhibitionist)55.848831.4124
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.680632.989
chatty (not reserved)55.488231.793
minimalist (not pack rat)55.390232.364
radical (not centrist)55.292331.199
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.945332.966
optimistic (not pessimistic)54.885527.298
autistic (not neurotypical)54.728235.788
businesslike (not chivalrous)54.787131.7150
🥴 (not 🥳)54.699633.976
down2earth (not head@clouds)54.596936.090
🦄 (not 🐴)54.470137.086
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)54.394326.870
political (not nonpolitical)54.2103531.176
gamer (not non-gamer)54.261135.6103
domestic (not industrial)54.178529.082
joyful (not miserable)54.068424.686
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)53.983131.664
sane (not crazy)53.986630.293
transparent (not machiavellian)53.987834.8127
assertive (not passive)53.4139530.985
monochrome (not multicolored)53.390934.289
long-winded (not concise)53.279336.872
vulnerable (not armoured)53.164329.0105
off-key (not musical)53.1102332.089
exuberant (not subdued)52.9112130.480
accommodating (not stubborn)52.643132.3117
monotone (not expressive)52.367530.7127
🐩 (not 🐒)52.2102834.861
queer (not straight)52.142132.281
🤐 (not 😜)52.1100635.0109
moderate (not extreme)51.968931.995
strict (not lenient)51.8106127.083
clumsy (not coordinated)51.562234.292
androgynous (not gendered)51.419430.677
self-improving (not self-destructive)51.487829.0133
mild (not spicy)51.369832.8115
Coke (not Pepsi)51.3105136.984
kinky (not vanilla)51.298032.580
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.248229.159
gloomy (not sunny)51.2110928.094
sorrowful (not cheery)51.0121126.871
libertarian (not socialist)51.0121034.182
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.0105233.145
bad-cook (not good-cook)50.3104232.3103

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Klaus Baudelaire (0.901)
  2. Jemma Simmons (0.872)
  3. Dr. Shaun Murphy (0.853)
  4. Leo Fitz (0.853)
  5. Caitlin Snow (0.849)
  6. Daniel Jackson (0.835)
  7. Egon Spengler (0.833)
  8. Amy Farrah Fowler (0.832)
  9. Felicity Smoak (0.832)
  10. Sailor Mercury (0.83)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.629)
  2. Zapp Brannigan (-0.599)
  3. Nelson Muntz (-0.595)
  4. Noah Puckerman (-0.592)
  5. George Wickham (-0.587)
  6. The Deep (-0.571)
  7. Myrtle Wilson (-0.556)
  8. Frank Gallagher (-0.554)
  9. Gaston (-0.551)
  10. Arturo Roman (-0.55)

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

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


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