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Richard Castle Descriptive Personality Statistics

Richard Castle is a character from Castle.

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 1,750 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
charismatic (not uninspiring)94.61010.442
open to new experinces (not uncreative)94.5139.245
playful (not shy)92.7458.741
funny (not humorless)92.72410.851
persistent (not quitter)92.713310.934
curious (not apathetic)92.668.337
rich (not poor)92.21018.036
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)92.11710.622
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)91.95910.635
literary (not mathematical)91.7513.729
😜 (not 🤐)91.33411.242
creative (not conventional)90.53311.856
expressive (not monotone)90.55510.021
social (not reclusive)90.03312.940
💃 (not 🧕)89.86211.347
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)89.6614.635
romantic (not dispassionate)89.64213.743
spontaneous (not scheduled)89.26210.931
good-humored (not angry)88.95510.234
extrovert (not introvert)88.98113.549
privileged (not oppressed)88.712211.242
extravagant (not thrifty)88.67614.834
bold (not shy)88.531712.737
unorthodox (not traditional)88.56812.637
exuberant (not subdued)88.53411.237
impulsive (not cautious)88.28916.934
sexual (not asexual)88.113617.447
English (not German)87.83617.432
chatty (not reserved)87.313116.429
imaginative (not practical)87.23416.453
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.17718.348
protagonist (not antagonist)87.09616.924
😏 (not 😬)86.83418.945
vibrant (not geriatric)86.78713.332
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)86.612417.453
mischievous (not well behaved)86.519119.533
heroic (not villainous)86.323512.635
warm (not cold)86.28510.134
flirtatious (not prudish)85.911221.421
loyal (not traitorous)85.839912.639
freelance (not corporate)85.613619.039
kind (not cruel)85.526116.337
spontaneous (not deliberate)85.25022.228
opinionated (not neutral)85.232117.549
playful (not serious)85.18313.336
involved (not remote)85.14515.646
extraordinary (not mundane)85.116017.650
ambitious (not realistic)84.89216.536
chaotic (not orderly)84.713315.242
important (not irrelevant)84.732015.537
charming (not awkward)84.512617.859
loud (not quiet)84.520313.262
joyful (not miserable)84.4499.427
bold (not serious)84.38414.445
idealist (not realist)84.35415.145
love-focused (not money-focused)84.227012.518
flamboyant (not modest)84.012015.545
soulful (not soulless)84.028516.645
overspender (not penny-pincher)83.96615.543
fast-talking (not slow-talking)83.711914.451
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.717614.335
cheery (not sorrowful)83.65813.337
driven (not unambitious)83.450522.441
attractive (not repulsive)83.334318.252
believable (not poorly-written)82.816416.741
😀 (not 😭)82.65421.245
scandalous (not proper)82.517913.633
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.512414.136
happy (not sad)82.44612.028
cosmopolitan (not provincial)82.46116.944
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)82.310315.225
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.19619.039
lenient (not strict)81.99318.934
rebellious (not obedient)81.931817.532
exhibitionist (not bashful)81.710521.235
cocky (not timid)81.538213.312
interesting (not tiresome)81.421117.548
confident (not insecure)81.429022.836
fantastical (not realistic)81.311619.634
rock (not rap)81.32119.39
fortunate (not unlucky)81.23520.149
urban (not rural)81.217827.231
exaggerating (not factual)81.217619.036
gamer (not non-gamer)81.27921.431
cultured (not rustic)81.112120.516
instinctual (not reasoned)81.113620.236
lavish (not frugal)81.014022.245
explorer (not builder)81.09922.255
interested (not bored)80.913526.428
sunny (not gloomy)80.814119.036
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.815720.433
lustful (not chaste)80.617016.134
treasure (not trash)80.547020.633
expressive (not stoic)80.421820.733
reassuring (not fearmongering)80.411112.616
artistic (not scientific)80.414521.355
zany (not regular)80.416814.936
emancipated (not enslaved)80.214518.036
trolling (not triggered)80.22617.340
indulgent (not sober)80.118615.732
wild (not tame)80.131720.552
🌟 (not 💩)80.042822.028
lover (not fighter)80.012616.232
🎨 (not 🏀)79.734522.643
egalitarian (not racist)79.664018.947
bookish (not sporty)79.540522.355
high IQ (not low IQ)79.461817.073
whimsical (not rational)79.313521.356
gregarious (not private)79.210619.952
flexible (not rigid)79.25618.752
perceptive (not unobservant)79.160227.135
goof-off (not studious)79.115022.850
generous (not stingy)79.022820.043
loose (not tight)78.88623.550
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.340027.420
pretentious (not unassuming)78.222921.839
🦄 (not 🐴)78.213621.538
masculine (not feminine)78.247917.437
poetic (not factual)78.26320.537
arrogant (not humble)78.133121.647
interrupting (not attentive)78.118416.936
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.18318.037
soft (not hard)78.115211.227
soft (not hard)78.115915.748
fresh (not stinky)78.041213.937
bright (not depressed)77.612821.848
weird (not normal)77.528915.231
🥳 (not 🥴)77.55722.535
ADHD (not OCD)77.513224.839
glad (not mad)77.411520.551
beautiful (not ugly)77.372920.847
impatient (not patient)77.235222.031
gendered (not androgynous)77.070026.841
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.931915.636
devoted (not unfaithful)76.779819.518
open-minded (not close-minded)76.619321.339
🤔 (not 🤫)76.55127.124
intellectual (not physical)76.443924.440
metaphorical (not literal)76.34421.556
prideful (not envious)76.328318.439
🧠 (not 💪)76.250720.452
brave (not careful)75.833121.845
deviant (not average)75.832818.748
leisurely (not hurried)75.79624.736
tall (not short)75.628718.440
emotional (not unemotional)75.450315.524
twitchy (not still)75.427921.947
extreme (not moderate)75.348722.734
frenzied (not sleepy)75.144920.233
vain (not demure)75.028524.164
👻 (not 🤖)74.813025.441
sweet (not bitter)74.727919.127
competitive (not cooperative)74.649525.539
intimate (not formal)74.518124.537
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.440629.844
spelunker (not claustrophobic)74.414626.225
sarcastic (not genuine)74.428624.045
straight (not queer)74.264428.046
motivated (not unmotivated)74.2102624.521
night owl (not morning lark)74.139625.349
juvenile (not mature)73.724020.344
long-winded (not concise)73.610917.217
nurturing (not poisonous)73.447118.834
resourceful (not helpless)73.383124.247
disarming (not creepy)73.349220.637
variable (not consistent)73.28825.244
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.217322.145
😎 (not 🧐)73.132427.760
🎃 (not 💀)73.118428.340
accepting (not judgemental)73.122826.035
crazy (not sane)72.831920.233
🤡 (not 👽)72.811528.637
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.664625.942
🥵 (not 🥶)72.620723.740
plays hard (not works hard)72.419319.942
liberal (not conservative)72.438023.348
worldly (not innocent)72.361021.161
relaxed (not tense)72.38627.835
🤣 (not 😊)72.216531.445
experimental (not reliable)72.226021.643
smooth (not rough)72.119926.033
healthy (not sickly)72.162422.729
astonishing (not methodical)71.912324.655
abstract (not concrete)71.817330.051
complicated (not simple)71.755327.036
demanding (not unchallenging)71.778524.039
eloquent (not unpolished)71.653024.345
resistant (not resigned)71.550124.322
circular (not linear)71.49528.330
family-first (not work-first)71.338725.139
stubborn (not accommodating)71.373127.939
spicy (not mild)71.252024.635
moist (not dry)70.916223.833
📈 (not 📉)70.830927.135
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.739019.824
chill (not offended)70.716426.740
tardy (not on-time)70.722226.531
hedonist (not monastic)70.723422.732
empath (not psychopath)70.756022.233
complimentary (not insulting)70.637324.247
stylish (not slovenly)70.554625.836
multicolored (not monochrome)70.528029.032
flourishing (not traumatized)70.57924.132
enlightened (not lost)70.521726.035
freak (not normie)70.436223.033
natural-talent (not hard-work)70.311421.532
good-cook (not bad-cook)70.219322.330
human (not animalistic)70.173524.340
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.163426.741
genius (not dunce)70.163220.241
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.131524.529
overachiever (not underachiever)69.884826.737
quirky (not predictable)69.528522.725
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)69.433128.151
🐿 (not 🦇)69.343628.923
atheist (not theist)69.245027.630
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.055222.830
clumsy (not coordinated)68.924625.240
dog person (not cat person)68.935424.812
active (not slothful)68.897127.137
backdoor (not official)68.741428.539
open-book (not secretive)68.719524.744
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)68.732320.027
assertive (not passive)68.679124.642
flower child (not goth)68.657327.122
decorative (not utilitarian)68.518425.142
hypochondriac (not stoic)68.117629.314
open (not guarded)68.013629.646
kinky (not vanilla)67.940229.235
🐒 (not 🐩)67.829824.643
legit (not scrub)67.882525.331
💝 (not 💔)67.737728.133
French (not Russian)67.638027.427
warm (not quarrelsome)67.634926.748
decisive (not hesitant)67.675227.640
analysis (not common sense)67.441233.026
epic (not deep)67.327029.030
outlaw (not sheriff)67.252625.338
🤺 (not 🏌)67.175827.239
nerd (not jock)67.064328.740
go-getter (not slugabed)67.0105028.229
comedic (not dramatic)67.019330.634
biased (not impartial)66.665323.738
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.636329.731
edgy (not politically correct)66.655026.544
Coke (not Pepsi)66.415230.433
one-faced (not two-faced)66.275828.233
🥰 (not 🙃)66.140530.663
sensitive (not thick-skinned)66.037022.539
messy (not neat)66.035926.559
charming (not trusting)65.946830.926
tailor (not blacksmith)65.962624.529
neurotypical (not autistic)65.888423.931
philosophical (not real)65.815426.352
gossiping (not confidential)65.731129.952
feisty (not gracious)65.578132.048
avant-garde (not classical)65.528324.728
Italian (not Swedish)65.541526.233
white knight (not bad boy)65.263627.322
sugarcoated (not frank)65.28924.113
pronatalist (not child free)65.023529.130
existentialist (not nihilist)65.046326.128
efficient (not overprepared)64.968926.529
manicured (not scruffy)64.781630.030
ludicrous (not sensible)64.637128.247
touchy-feely (not distant)64.639624.815
random (not pointed)64.520928.525
pensive (not serene)64.485321.828
ironic (not profound)64.336427.536
fast (not slow)64.285124.937
introspective (not not introspective)64.069426.644
🐘 (not 🐀)64.039928.032
pack rat (not minimalist)63.930930.634
lighthearted (not intense)63.925631.341
obsessed (not aloof)63.864925.943
jealous (not opinionated)63.712127.415
chosen one (not everyman)63.553827.411
oxymoron (not tautology)63.530519.510
prestigious (not disreputable)63.473126.647
often crying (not never cries)63.440524.316
forgiving (not vengeful)63.355121.837
🧗 (not 🛌)63.373530.134
emotional (not logical)63.158724.242
competent (not incompetent)63.1114029.534
insider (not outsider)62.932031.441
anarchist (not statist)62.843024.034
master (not apprentice)62.784630.836
varied (not repetitive)62.719631.245
centrist (not radical)62.727925.212
thick (not thin)62.637820.845
pop (not indie)62.425329.214
diligent (not lazy)62.3131125.933
moody (not stable)62.384524.943
contrarian (not yes-man)62.368820.012
specialist (not generalist)62.262726.640
theoretical (not empirical)62.013832.848
🎩 (not 🧢)61.964528.039
metrosexual (not macho)61.970824.053
badass (not weakass)61.7104025.328
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.641728.036
cheesy (not chic)61.658829.218
gullible (not cynical)61.633330.024
crafty (not scholarly)61.473427.347
pro (not noob)61.3103826.141
indiscreet (not tactful)61.327029.549
unprepared (not hoarder)61.229029.937
cannibal (not vegan)61.255626.539
air (not earth)61.221330.037
summer (not winter)61.259236.223
washed (not muddy)61.278025.517
modern (not historical)61.165532.135
vulnerable (not armoured)61.036623.035
western (not eastern)61.074935.635
mighty (not puny)60.996927.454
civilized (not barbaric)60.994323.349
always down (not picky)60.827830.123
valedictorian (not drop out)60.790632.730
perverted (not clean)60.639627.634
bossy (not meek)60.5100228.336
awkward (not suspicious)60.534828.130
deranged (not reasonable)60.547123.038
trusting (not suspicious)60.049130.236
democratic (not authoritarian)59.967827.344
anxious (not calm)59.976932.636
equitable (not hypocritical)59.964329.436
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)59.965728.334
individualist (not communal)59.677433.153
feminist (not sexist)59.495923.536
high standards (not desperate)59.284129.240
fixable (not unfixable)59.178525.040
subjective (not objective)58.943926.428
dorky (not cool)58.856428.924
🥾 (not 👟)58.558033.335
preppy (not punk rock)58.483729.942
folksy (not presidential)58.355528.637
whippersnapper (not sage)58.355827.131
foolish (not wise)58.050523.051
roundabout (not direct)57.926928.435
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')57.816429.331
old (not young)57.753621.325
libertarian (not socialist)57.463629.932
ferocious (not pacifist)57.388327.223
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.361530.446
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.984428.734
cryptic (not straightforward)56.728531.855
heathen (not devout)56.755830.136
high-tech (not low-tech)56.765625.645
gatherer (not hunter)56.762727.540
tasteful (not lewd)56.599225.047
rugged (not refined)56.561329.945
transparent (not machiavellian)56.466925.621
jaded (not innocent)56.3100932.116
fire (not water)56.291632.927
giving (not receiving)56.192230.716
skeptical (not spiritual)56.0110634.256
street-smart (not sheltered)55.997229.536
domestic (not industrial)55.959226.137
salacious (not wholesome)55.959629.837
basic (not hipster)55.890128.730
😈 (not 😇)55.769123.847
blissful (not haunted)55.639624.335
queen (not princess)55.593638.220
technophile (not luddite)55.461326.332
alpha (not beta)55.297332.345
cunning (not honorable)55.159028.941
workaholic (not slacker)55.1123431.145
first-mate (not captain)55.075133.636
deep (not shallow)54.9102323.538
🐮 (not 🐷)54.991429.934
vintage (not trendy)54.9113027.936
giggling (not chortling)54.743533.134
wooden (not plastic)54.6115429.021
resolute (not wavering)54.5117527.830
jealous (not compersive)54.474728.727
naive (not paranoid)54.247528.823
rude (not respectful)53.957326.629
demonic (not angelic)53.963821.827
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.756226.839
mainstream (not arcane)53.558430.842
oblivious (not alert)53.549724.130
purple (not orange)53.374734.858
🤑 (not 🤠)53.359333.431
🦒 (not 🐐)53.137531.726
entitled (not grateful)53.179227.735
political (not nonpolitical)52.792326.031
selfish (not altruistic)52.769621.144
loveable (not punchable)52.5104828.049
dominant (not submissive)52.4111328.833
precise (not vague)52.3116029.526
transient (not permanent)52.261830.635
musical (not off-key)52.166127.735
self-improving (not self-destructive)52.071422.242
mysterious (not unambiguous)51.871433.041
Greek (not Roman)51.867930.921
flimsy (not sturdy)51.846226.044
melee (not ranged)51.657527.740
debased (not pure)51.177726.047
thinker (not doer)51.051034.234
reactive (not proactive)50.298630.513
codependent (not independent)50.460431.344

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Shawn Spencer (0.81)
  2. Jake Peralta (0.805)
  3. Patrick Stewart (0.803)
  4. Genie (0.8)
  5. Goh Peik Lin (0.795)
  6. Theodore Laurence (0.79)
  7. Lorelai Gilmore (0.787)
  8. Martha Rodgers (0.78)
  9. Linda Belcher (0.777)
  10. Rogelio De La Vega (0.776)
  1. Dale Harding (-0.526)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.489)
  3. Peter (-0.455)
  4. Matt Donovan (-0.449)
  5. Charlie Strong (-0.449)
  6. Niko Polastri (-0.446)
  7. Petunia Dursley (-0.442)
  8. Ennis Del Mar (-0.422)
  9. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.42)
  10. Lieutenant Schrank (-0.419)

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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