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Richard Castle Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
main character (not side character)99.830.69
open to new experinces (not uncreative)94.7129.146
charismatic (not uninspiring)94.51410.343
curious (not apathetic)93.258.240
playful (not shy)93.0458.643
persistent (not quitter)92.915510.637
funny (not humorless)92.52910.956
rich (not poor)92.31107.940
literary (not mathematical)92.0413.630
expressive (not monotone)91.7559.826
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)91.67410.837
😜 (not 🤐)91.44610.847
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)91.22210.929
social (not reclusive)90.73712.644
creative (not conventional)90.53711.856
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.25910.538
💃 (not 🧕)90.07511.348
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)89.8714.337
extravagant (not thrifty)89.66514.339
bold (not shy)88.734212.541
privileged (not oppressed)88.713111.242
extrovert (not introvert)88.59713.650
unorthodox (not traditional)88.57412.637
romantic (not dispassionate)88.55914.746
sexual (not asexual)88.414117.348
exuberant (not subdued)88.34311.044
impulsive (not cautious)88.010016.736
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.57617.851
good-humored (not angry)87.28613.935
imaginative (not practical)87.14316.156
chatty (not reserved)87.016416.330
heroic (not villainous)87.024612.438
😏 (not 😬)86.64118.647
warm (not cold)86.310310.038
vibrant (not geriatric)86.311013.834
flirtatious (not prudish)86.012220.424
loyal (not traitorous)85.848612.639
kind (not cruel)85.530916.337
spontaneous (not deliberate)85.45921.730
opinionated (not neutral)85.337917.152
cocky (not timid)85.329913.017
mischievous (not well behaved)85.125820.438
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.118218.855
chaotic (not orderly)85.114815.243
extraordinary (not mundane)85.118217.451
charming (not awkward)84.913317.661
ambitious (not realistic)84.811416.239
playful (not serious)84.711213.239
protagonist (not antagonist)84.620719.630
flamboyant (not modest)84.512815.448
idealist (not realist)84.56314.948
joyful (not miserable)84.5639.931
important (not irrelevant)84.341815.640
loud (not quiet)84.223713.263
bold (not serious)84.210314.147
soulful (not soulless)84.231616.748
love-focused (not money-focused)84.231412.322
cheery (not sorrowful)84.17513.239
overspender (not penny-pincher)84.16915.245
involved (not remote)84.08617.449
English (not German)84.013421.336
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.919114.136
driven (not unambitious)83.857322.342
fast-talking (not slow-talking)83.813714.153
😀 (not 😭)83.45621.147
freelance (not corporate)83.222722.041
attractive (not repulsive)83.142518.153
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.914614.038
believable (not poorly-written)82.719516.542
scandalous (not proper)82.519413.434
happy (not sad)82.46312.028
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.214819.937
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.111919.039
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.010820.440
rebellious (not obedient)81.937517.234
fortunate (not unlucky)81.83219.951
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)81.812016.327
urban (not rural)81.818927.032
fantastical (not realistic)81.812418.738
exaggerating (not factual)81.818518.540
interested (not bored)81.714625.730
zany (not regular)81.716415.039
confident (not insecure)81.533622.438
🌟 (not 💩)81.543721.531
gamer (not non-gamer)81.48620.833
cosmopolitan (not provincial)81.38318.145
interesting (not tiresome)81.224917.450
trolling (not triggered)81.12317.442
expressive (not stoic)80.924320.734
explorer (not builder)80.911522.057
lenient (not strict)80.612722.540
🎨 (not 🏀)80.637822.147
treasure (not trash)80.555719.937
instinctual (not reasoned)80.417319.938
artistic (not scientific)80.319220.961
lustful (not chaste)80.319916.035
bookish (not sporty)80.345422.058
wild (not tame)80.236120.353
perceptive (not unobservant)80.166026.338
emancipated (not enslaved)80.017418.438
sunny (not gloomy)80.019719.241
lover (not fighter)80.014816.232
lavish (not frugal)79.916723.449
loose (not tight)79.87922.954
egalitarian (not racist)79.674718.947
high IQ (not low IQ)79.471516.875
whimsical (not rational)79.314321.356
generous (not stingy)79.225519.646
gregarious (not private)79.212319.754
flexible (not rigid)79.26818.752
rock (not rap)79.134015.816
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.949027.225
poetic (not factual)78.96620.040
fresh (not stinky)78.845914.139
glad (not mad)78.612220.554
goof-off (not studious)78.518323.353
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.49617.739
🦄 (not 🐴)78.217121.538
beautiful (not ugly)78.282620.451
pretentious (not unassuming)78.027321.640
impatient (not patient)77.938421.135
🥳 (not 🥴)77.97022.237
indulgent (not sober)77.925318.536
cultured (not rustic)77.821019.922
soft (not hard)77.720415.451
soft (not hard)77.619011.533
bright (not depressed)77.515721.652
weird (not normal)77.433415.032
gendered (not androgynous)77.278726.542
masculine (not feminine)77.259017.943
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.237015.339
arrogant (not humble)77.140522.049
🤔 (not 🤫)77.06626.625
interrupting (not attentive)76.822421.745
ADHD (not OCD)76.816425.741
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.824218.920
extreme (not moderate)76.749921.640
open-minded (not close-minded)76.724521.040
metaphorical (not literal)76.54921.258
deviant (not average)76.336118.849
🧠 (not 💪)76.259420.452
devoted (not unfaithful)76.297423.728
twitchy (not still)75.831421.948
leisurely (not hurried)75.711624.736
emotional (not unemotional)75.658517.028
sweet (not bitter)75.432018.830
prideful (not envious)75.437318.143
👻 (not 🤖)75.215425.243
intellectual (not physical)75.054925.143
competitive (not cooperative)75.055425.041
intimate (not formal)74.920024.338
sarcastic (not genuine)74.731223.846
vain (not demure)74.631924.066
night owl (not morning lark)74.645525.053
long-winded (not concise)74.69919.725
brave (not careful)74.545123.248
frenzied (not sleepy)74.556120.638
motivated (not unmotivated)74.5122623.024
nurturing (not poisonous)74.252419.135
juvenile (not mature)74.225920.245
🥵 (not 🥶)73.922023.942
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.818922.246
resourceful (not helpless)73.895624.348
variable (not consistent)73.88725.345
resistant (not resigned)73.746723.725
😎 (not 🧐)73.738427.562
crazy (not sane)73.535320.236
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.449130.047
tall (not short)73.341922.167
empath (not psychopath)73.258421.938
accepting (not judgemental)73.128026.035
spicy (not mild)73.055024.039
relaxed (not tense)72.89927.237
🤡 (not 👽)72.814428.637
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.724227.227
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.775125.444
straight (not queer)72.679727.851
healthy (not sickly)72.670222.430
🤣 (not 😊)72.518131.146
demanding (not unchallenging)72.585423.841
worldly (not innocent)72.470320.962
abstract (not concrete)72.419329.354
moist (not dry)72.415823.536
disarming (not creepy)72.361520.939
liberal (not conservative)72.246223.149
smooth (not rough)72.125126.033
astonishing (not methodical)71.914624.655
stylish (not slovenly)71.760625.738
🎃 (not 💀)71.624629.541
plays hard (not works hard)71.622719.645
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.439419.825
natural-talent (not hard-work)71.411621.235
quirky (not predictable)71.429222.728
eloquent (not unpolished)71.362524.649
experimental (not reliable)71.333322.144
circular (not linear)71.311527.931
dog person (not cat person)71.332925.213
tardy (not on-time)71.224525.833
family-first (not work-first)71.246625.441
multicolored (not monochrome)70.833328.733
stubborn (not accommodating)70.886428.742
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.835424.131
💝 (not 💔)70.735727.340
hedonist (not monastic)70.725622.732
📈 (not 📉)70.640026.836
chill (not offended)70.619726.441
freak (not normie)70.542522.435
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)70.337227.953
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.077726.844
backdoor (not official)69.941728.043
assertive (not passive)69.985724.744
good-cook (not bad-cook)69.923723.933
human (not animalistic)69.888024.043
complicated (not simple)69.673927.639
atheist (not theist)69.551827.231
clumsy (not coordinated)69.427325.142
genius (not dunce)69.278120.345
flower child (not goth)69.265526.025
open (not guarded)68.915328.952
charming (not trusting)68.744729.730
flourishing (not traumatized)68.413626.533
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)68.440219.429
touchy-feely (not distant)68.436726.420
warm (not quarrelsome)68.340425.952
complimentary (not insulting)68.354525.752
enlightened (not lost)68.329626.740
overachiever (not underachiever)68.3105927.938
decorative (not utilitarian)68.222224.744
French (not Russian)68.143227.229
analysis (not common sense)68.046632.527
decisive (not hesitant)67.985627.344
🐒 (not 🐩)67.934324.444
existentialist (not nihilist)67.837826.032
one-faced (not two-faced)67.884227.337
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.770524.033
nerd (not jock)67.572628.142
sugarcoated (not frank)67.37325.918
manicured (not scruffy)67.288629.234
open-book (not secretive)67.226224.849
outlaw (not sheriff)67.061625.039
contrarian (not yes-man)66.861523.516
kinky (not vanilla)66.749929.736
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.644429.933
neurotypical (not autistic)66.594523.533
efficient (not overprepared)66.568226.531
comedic (not dramatic)66.524830.335
white knight (not bad boy)66.571926.624
legit (not scrub)66.4103125.533
Coke (not Pepsi)66.417630.433
active (not slothful)66.3127029.141
epic (not deep)66.234429.435
feisty (not gracious)66.087931.450
🐿 (not 🦇)66.064031.931
biased (not impartial)65.978925.142
gossiping (not confidential)65.935330.255
🥰 (not 🙃)65.850530.667
pronatalist (not child free)65.724628.534
Italian (not Swedish)65.746025.834
edgy (not politically correct)65.567026.447
go-getter (not slugabed)65.4129628.734
philosophical (not real)65.419027.056
🤺 (not 🏌)65.498928.740
ironic (not profound)65.437027.238
washed (not muddy)65.379625.423
fast (not slow)65.195725.238
jealous (not opinionated)65.111927.619
avant-garde (not classical)65.134425.031
chosen one (not everyman)64.958228.417
oxymoron (not tautology)64.926321.615
summer (not winter)64.861333.830
ludicrous (not sensible)64.741427.850
introspective (not not introspective)64.680626.645
pack rat (not minimalist)64.634230.036
obsessed (not aloof)64.474525.645
tailor (not blacksmith)64.479026.331
messy (not neat)64.345327.862
pensive (not serene)64.199421.831
emotional (not logical)63.966824.446
competent (not incompetent)63.9130128.637
anarchist (not statist)63.949024.435
thick (not thin)63.840820.549
insider (not outsider)63.633231.043
random (not pointed)63.625430.228
metrosexual (not macho)63.475924.456
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.443427.739
air (not earth)63.420829.441
crafty (not scholarly)63.379227.650
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.251724.845
🐘 (not 🐀)63.249128.034
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.031530.516
diligent (not lazy)62.9154025.336
lighthearted (not intense)62.932232.243
theoretical (not empirical)62.814732.949
🧗 (not 🛌)62.693631.636
badass (not weakass)62.6118724.831
often crying (not never cries)62.549525.221
🎩 (not 🧢)62.274427.740
prestigious (not disreputable)62.192027.349
western (not eastern)62.187035.736
gullible (not cynical)62.138729.327
forgiving (not vengeful)61.971122.942
indiscreet (not tactful)61.931029.550
vulnerable (not armoured)61.640122.238
modern (not historical)61.576331.640
unprepared (not hoarder)61.533030.139
master (not apprentice)61.5100930.939
valedictorian (not drop out)61.4104633.133
mighty (not puny)61.3110827.159
pro (not noob)61.3123026.141
moody (not stable)61.2100225.045
cannibal (not vegan)61.262126.539
perverted (not clean)61.242627.435
cheesy (not chic)61.269428.422
awkward (not suspicious)61.139927.033
specialist (not generalist)61.178627.141
civilized (not barbaric)60.9110023.349
democratic (not authoritarian)60.577727.345
varied (not repetitive)60.331332.048
dorky (not cool)60.260228.029
deranged (not reasonable)60.255223.240
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)60.076227.935
pop (not indie)60.034528.323
individualist (not communal)59.989532.954
bossy (not meek)59.8117128.940
folksy (not presidential)59.761628.539
fixable (not unfixable)59.690924.544
feminist (not sexist)59.2115523.038
anxious (not calm)59.192832.637
trusting (not suspicious)59.062130.337
high standards (not desperate)59.095529.042
subjective (not objective)58.557526.430
equitable (not hypocritical)58.582130.240
🥾 (not 👟)58.569533.335
heathen (not devout)58.359029.144
transparent (not machiavellian)58.370923.826
old (not young)58.260521.026
jaded (not innocent)58.2113430.823
foolish (not wise)58.158322.852
high-tech (not low-tech)58.175625.749
roundabout (not direct)57.930828.435
cryptic (not straightforward)57.830231.857
street-smart (not sheltered)57.8107328.441
preppy (not punk rock)57.699829.844
fire (not water)57.6101932.229
jealous (not compersive)57.374129.629
domestic (not industrial)57.165425.939
whippersnapper (not sage)57.069927.734
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.998728.734
proactive (not reactive)56.850829.617
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.625728.935
workaholic (not slacker)56.5142631.751
ferocious (not pacifist)56.4106227.225
alpha (not beta)56.4111232.247
centrist (not radical)56.458230.020
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.178530.650
skeptical (not spiritual)55.9129933.858
vintage (not trendy)55.9129128.543
queen (not princess)55.9108737.924
libertarian (not socialist)55.883529.734
salacious (not wholesome)55.770030.540
😈 (not 😇)55.780423.847
technophile (not luddite)55.671927.237
gatherer (not hunter)55.676027.242
blissful (not haunted)55.647424.335
wooden (not plastic)55.5132427.824
always down (not picky)55.255330.932
tasteful (not lewd)55.1121825.549
🐮 (not 🐷)54.9109029.934
giggling (not chortling)54.750633.134
basic (not hipster)54.6109028.232
rugged (not refined)54.576030.847
resolute (not wavering)54.5137827.532
selfish (not altruistic)54.475722.148
deep (not shallow)54.4123323.140
first-mate (not captain)53.991233.837
demonic (not angelic)53.874621.033
purple (not orange)53.687034.361
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.664226.540
cunning (not honorable)53.372029.745
transient (not permanent)53.167730.540
entitled (not grateful)53.190427.040
rude (not respectful)52.970526.830
oblivious (not alert)52.959426.135
doer (not thinker)52.9128833.139
self-improving (not self-destructive)52.683322.343
🐐 (not 🦒)52.5134231.930
dominant (not submissive)52.4129828.434
loveable (not punchable)52.3127127.750
Roman (not Greek)52.198031.223
flimsy (not sturdy)52.153125.845
codependent (not independent)52.065031.447
mainstream (not arcane)51.775130.748
naive (not paranoid)51.763728.030
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.5106433.843
precise (not vague)51.1138928.828
ranged (not melee)50.9123727.745
pure (not debased)50.2109225.848
off-key (not musical)50.7113129.539
nonpolitical (not political)50.481826.435
🤠 (not 🤑)50.6124433.534
receiving (not giving)50.675231.219

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 (0.819)
  2. Jake Peralta (0.808)
  3. Patrick Stewart (0.802)
  4. Ferris Bueller (0.797)
  5. Genie (0.796)
  6. Lorelai Gilmore (0.793)
  7. Goh Peik Lin (0.792)
  8. Jesper Fahey (0.789)
  9. Theodore Laurence (0.784)
  10. Miriam Maisel (0.784)
  1. Michael Groff (-0.583)
  2. Dale Harding (-0.529)
  3. Hideki Ide (-0.505)
  4. Sam Healy (-0.494)
  5. Squidward Tentacles (-0.481)
  6. Niko Polastri (-0.464)
  7. Peter (-0.463)
  8. Rei Ayanami (-0.463)
  9. Matt Donovan (-0.459)
  10. Charlie Strong (-0.459)

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

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


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