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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
cassanova (not love shy)99.211.96
friendly (not unfriendly)95.7434.96
outgoing (not withdrawn)95.0397.26
eager (not reluctant)94.866.46
entrepreneur (not employee)94.8606.49
open to new experinces (not uncreative)94.7129.146
innovative (not routine)94.677.27
snoops (not minds-own-business)94.6508.27
charismatic (not uninspiring)94.51410.343
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)93.7728.17
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)92.31117.940
literary (not mathematical)92.0413.630
creator (not consumer)92.0258.310
cheery (not grumpy)91.9517.97
expressive (not monotone)91.7559.826
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)91.67310.837
😜 (not 🤐)91.44610.847
goofy (not unfrivolous)91.45810.28
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)91.22210.929
social (not reclusive)90.73712.644
creative (not conventional)90.53711.856
experince-oriented (not goal-oriented)90.3156.06
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.25910.538
💃 (not 🧕)90.07511.348
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)89.8714.337
fantasy-prone (not grounded)89.8719.64
proud (not apologetic)89.82148.45
extravagant (not thrifty)89.66514.339
spirited (not lifeless)89.21917.55
bear (not wolf)89.2126.95
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
prankster (not anti-prank)88.310123.810
impulsive (not cautious)88.010016.736
heartfelt (not clinical)88.01208.310
maverick (not conformist)88.01318.64
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)88.08810.09
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.57517.851
forward (not repressed)87.3638.57
good-humored (not angry)87.28513.935
imaginative (not practical)87.14316.156
positive (not negative)87.1946.49
chatty (not reserved)87.016416.330
heroic (not villainous)87.024612.438
prying (not unmeddlesome)87.014820.59
smug (not sheepish)86.720715.27
😏 (not 😬)86.64118.647
warm (not cold)86.310310.038
vibrant (not geriatric)86.311013.834
serial dater (not chronically single)86.33811.43
insightful (not generic)86.21219.55
flirtatious (not prudish)86.012120.424
loyal (not traitorous)85.848612.639
kind (not cruel)85.530916.337
spontaneous (not deliberate)85.45921.730
opinionated (not neutral)85.337717.152
cocky (not timid)85.329813.017
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)84.711113.239
protagonist (not antagonist)84.621019.630
natural (not mechanical)84.6797.37
flamboyant (not modest)84.512815.448
idealist (not realist)84.56314.948
joyful (not miserable)84.5639.931
important (not irrelevant)84.341815.640
sassy (not chill)84.326516.810
loud (not quiet)84.223713.263
bold (not serious)84.210314.147
soulful (not soulless)84.231716.748
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)84.013221.336
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.919114.136
driven (not unambitious)83.857322.342
fast-talking (not slow-talking)83.813714.153
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)83.714414.26
😀 (not 😭)83.45621.147
freelance (not corporate)83.222622.041
attractive (not repulsive)83.142518.153
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.914614.038
energetic (not mellow)82.819221.66
believable (not poorly-written)82.719616.542
scandalous (not proper)82.519313.434
happy (not sad)82.46312.028
hopeful (not fearful)82.31909.66
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)81.818827.032
fantastical (not realistic)81.812418.738
exaggerating (not factual)81.818518.540
interested (not bored)81.714525.730
zany (not regular)81.716415.039
photographer (not physicist)81.715625.06
popular (not rejected)81.61935.95
confident (not insecure)81.533422.438
🌟 (not 💩)81.543721.531
people-person (not things-person)81.517021.36
world traveler (not homebody)81.423525.610
gamer (not non-gamer)81.48620.833
writer (not reader)81.46926.68
cosmopolitan (not provincial)81.38418.145
interesting (not tiresome)81.224817.450
flawed (not perfect)81.230410.76
trolling (not triggered)81.12317.442
easy (not uptight)81.012213.08
comfortable (not awkward)81.015625.04
expressive (not stoic)80.924420.734
explorer (not builder)80.911722.057
bubbly (not flat)80.920326.99
lenient (not strict)80.612722.540
🎨 (not 🏀)80.637922.147
treasure (not trash)80.555719.937
manic (not mild)80.533710.26
instinctual (not reasoned)80.417219.938
artistic (not scientific)80.319220.961
lustful (not chaste)80.319816.035
bookish (not sporty)80.345422.058
wild (not tame)80.236120.353
inappropriate (not seemly)80.21826.36
perceptive (not unobservant)80.165826.338
emancipated (not enslaved)80.017518.438
sunny (not gloomy)80.019719.241
lover (not fighter)80.014816.232
lavish (not frugal)79.916923.449
loose (not tight)79.87922.954
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)79.826811.58
egalitarian (not racist)79.674518.947
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)79.52622.64
high IQ (not low IQ)79.471516.875
whimsical (not rational)79.314321.356
generous (not stingy)79.225619.646
gregarious (not private)79.212319.754
flexible (not rigid)79.26918.752
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.949127.225
poetic (not factual)78.96720.040
glamorous (not spartan)78.821425.46
fresh (not stinky)78.846014.139
glad (not mad)78.612220.554
goof-off (not studious)78.518323.353
rock (not rap)78.438815.617
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.49617.739
🦄 (not 🐴)78.217021.538
beautiful (not ugly)78.282620.451
pretentious (not unassuming)78.027221.640
impatient (not patient)77.938321.135
🥳 (not 🥴)77.96922.237
indulgent (not sober)77.925318.536
cultured (not rustic)77.821119.922
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)77.279026.542
masculine (not feminine)77.258917.943
🚴 (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)76.824318.920
extreme (not moderate)76.750021.640
open-minded (not close-minded)76.724521.040
metaphorical (not literal)76.54921.258
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)76.412225.419
deviant (not average)76.336118.849
🧠 (not 💪)76.259420.452
devoted (not unfaithful)76.297223.728
twitchy (not still)75.831421.948
welcoming experience (not cringing away)75.731314.47
leisurely (not hurried)75.711624.736
emotional (not unemotional)75.658417.028
sweet (not bitter)75.432118.830
prideful (not envious)75.437418.143
👻 (not 🤖)75.215425.243
hygienic (not gross)75.289515.29
intellectual (not physical)75.054925.143
competitive (not cooperative)75.055325.041
intimate (not formal)74.920024.338
sarcastic (not genuine)74.731223.846
vain (not demure)74.631924.066
night owl (not morning lark)74.645425.053
long-winded (not concise)74.69919.725
gentle (not harsh)74.634817.48
brave (not careful)74.544823.248
frenzied (not sleepy)74.556120.638
motivated (not unmotivated)74.5122523.024
enchanting (not disturbing)74.544614.34
nurturing (not poisonous)74.252319.135
juvenile (not mature)74.225920.245
🥵 (not 🥶)73.922123.942
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.818922.246
resourceful (not helpless)73.895624.348
variable (not consistent)73.88825.345
euphoric (not resentful)73.818824.611
resistant (not resigned)73.746923.725
😎 (not 🧐)73.738527.562
jovial (not noble)73.614825.27
crazy (not sane)73.535320.236
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.449130.047
tall (not short)73.341922.167
empath (not psychopath)73.258621.938
accepting (not judgemental)73.128026.035
spicy (not mild)73.054924.039
annoying (not unannoying)72.933317.99
relaxed (not tense)72.89927.237
🤡 (not 👽)72.814528.637
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.724327.227
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.775125.444
straight (not queer)72.679527.851
healthy (not sickly)72.670222.430
utopian (not dystopian)72.620428.58
🤣 (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)72.415623.536
disarming (not creepy)72.361520.939
liberal (not conservative)72.246123.149
smooth (not rough)72.125126.033
feeler (not thinker)72.049323.75
astonishing (not methodical)71.914824.655
stylish (not slovenly)71.760625.738
🎃 (not 💀)71.624629.541
plays hard (not works hard)71.622719.645
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.439319.825
natural-talent (not hard-work)71.411721.235
quirky (not predictable)71.429322.728
eloquent (not unpolished)71.362424.649
experimental (not reliable)71.333322.144
circular (not linear)71.311527.931
dog person (not cat person)71.332825.213
tardy (not on-time)71.224525.833
family-first (not work-first)71.246625.441
hugs (not handshakes)70.937425.68
multicolored (not monochrome)70.833228.733
stubborn (not accommodating)70.886528.742
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.835424.131
💝 (not 💔)70.735827.340
hedonist (not monastic)70.725722.732
📈 (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)70.077826.844
unstable (not stable)70.060421.29
backdoor (not official)69.941628.043
assertive (not passive)69.985624.744
good-cook (not bad-cook)69.923723.933
human (not animalistic)69.887924.043
complicated (not simple)69.673827.639
atheist (not theist)69.551827.231
clumsy (not coordinated)69.427425.142
genius (not dunce)69.278120.345
flower child (not goth)69.265426.025
naughty (not nice)69.154215.58
open (not guarded)68.915428.952
gluttonous (not moderate)68.834821.55
charming (not trusting)68.744929.730
flourishing (not traumatized)68.413626.533
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)68.440319.429
touchy-feely (not distant)68.436626.420
warm (not quarrelsome)68.340425.952
complimentary (not insulting)68.354525.752
enlightened (not lost)68.329626.740
overachiever (not underachiever)68.3106027.938
decorative (not utilitarian)68.222324.744
all-seeing (not blind)68.250526.05
French (not Russian)68.143027.229
existentialist (not nihilist)68.135625.633
insomniac (not slumbering)68.186326.718
analysis (not common sense)68.046732.527
decisive (not hesitant)67.985527.344
🐒 (not 🐩)67.934224.444
one-faced (not two-faced)67.884327.337
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.770324.033
nerd (not jock)67.572728.142
wired (not tired)67.559036.36
fussy (not sloppy)67.490019.55
meaningful (not pointless)67.4106121.55
leader (not follower)67.489726.05
sugarcoated (not frank)67.37625.918
manicured (not scruffy)67.288729.234
open-book (not secretive)67.226224.849
outlaw (not sheriff)67.061625.039
social chameleon (not strong identity)67.09723.94
contrarian (not yes-man)66.861023.516
kinky (not vanilla)66.750029.736
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.644429.933
neurotypical (not autistic)66.594123.533
efficient (not overprepared)66.568126.531
comedic (not dramatic)66.524730.335
white knight (not bad boy)66.571926.624
real (not fake)66.5112829.44
legit (not scrub)66.4103025.533
Coke (not Pepsi)66.417730.433
active (not slothful)66.3126829.141
epic (not deep)66.234529.435
unstirring (not quivering)66.180427.116
feisty (not gracious)66.087831.450
🐿 (not 🦇)66.063931.931
biased (not impartial)65.978825.142
gossiping (not confidential)65.935330.255
🥰 (not 🙃)65.850430.667
sincere (not irreverent)65.891014.15
pronatalist (not child free)65.724728.534
Italian (not Swedish)65.746425.834
edgy (not politically correct)65.567026.447
can't-fix-anything (not handy)65.532223.64
go-getter (not slugabed)65.4129728.734
philosophical (not real)65.419027.056
🤺 (not 🏌)65.498928.740
ironic (not profound)65.437027.238
washed (not muddy)65.379625.423
fulfilled (not unfulfilled)65.328528.99
fast (not slow)65.195825.238
jealous (not opinionated)65.112027.619
avant-garde (not classical)65.134325.031
chosen one (not everyman)64.958228.417
oxymoron (not tautology)64.926421.615
summer (not winter)64.861233.830
ludicrous (not sensible)64.741427.850
introspective (not not introspective)64.680726.645
pack rat (not minimalist)64.634130.036
obsessed (not aloof)64.474325.645
tailor (not blacksmith)64.478926.331
messy (not neat)64.345327.862
pensive (not serene)64.199221.831
emotional (not logical)63.966924.446
competent (not incompetent)63.9130128.637
anarchist (not statist)63.948824.435
thick (not thin)63.840720.549
insider (not outsider)63.633531.043
random (not pointed)63.625530.228
metrosexual (not macho)63.475924.456
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.443427.739
air (not earth)63.420729.441
crafty (not scholarly)63.379327.650
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.251724.845
🐘 (not 🐀)63.249328.034
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.031330.516
charmer (not buffoon)63.0103536.26
intuitive (not analytical)63.061528.54
diligent (not lazy)62.9153925.336
lighthearted (not intense)62.932132.243
theoretical (not empirical)62.814732.949
social climber (not nonconformist)62.846433.79
🧗 (not 🛌)62.693631.636
badass (not weakass)62.6118724.831
often crying (not never cries)62.549825.221
childlike (not parental)62.565423.84
🎩 (not 🧢)62.274427.740
prestigious (not disreputable)62.192327.349
western (not eastern)62.187035.736
lion (not zebra)62.090123.54
forgiving (not vengeful)61.971122.942
indiscreet (not tactful)61.931029.550
gullible (not cynical)61.939128.828
vulnerable (not armoured)61.640122.238
modern (not historical)61.575931.640
unprepared (not hoarder)61.533030.139
master (not apprentice)61.5100730.939
valedictorian (not drop out)61.4104733.133
mighty (not puny)61.3110827.159
pro (not noob)61.3123126.141
moody (not stable)61.2100225.045
cannibal (not vegan)61.262226.539
perverted (not clean)61.242527.435
cheesy (not chic)61.269328.422
awkward (not suspicious)61.140027.033
specialist (not generalist)61.178727.141
civilized (not barbaric)60.9110023.349
democratic (not authoritarian)60.577827.345
varied (not repetitive)60.331232.048
dorky (not cool)60.260228.029
deranged (not reasonable)60.255223.240
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)60.076027.935
pop (not indie)60.034228.323
individualist (not communal)59.989532.954
bossy (not meek)59.8117128.940
folksy (not presidential)59.761428.539
fixable (not unfixable)59.690824.544
accurate (not off target)59.4112431.99
feminist (not sexist)59.2115423.038
anxious (not calm)59.192832.637
trusting (not suspicious)59.062030.337
high standards (not desperate)59.095529.042
subjective (not objective)58.557626.430
equitable (not hypocritical)58.582030.240
🥾 (not 👟)58.569533.335
activist (not nonpartisan)58.5103738.64
heathen (not devout)58.359029.144
old (not young)58.260521.026
jaded (not innocent)58.2113630.823
questioning (not believing)58.2105831.69
foolish (not wise)58.158322.852
high-tech (not low-tech)58.175725.749
evolutionist (not creationist)58.188635.117
focused (not absentminded)58.0132629.712
roundabout (not direct)57.930828.435
cryptic (not straightforward)57.830231.857
street-smart (not sheltered)57.8107328.441
delicate (not coarse)57.754819.43
preppy (not punk rock)57.699929.844
fire (not water)57.6101832.229
transparent (not machiavellian)57.674423.627
jealous (not compersive)57.374029.629
likes change (not resists change)57.337328.06
domestic (not industrial)57.165425.939
whippersnapper (not sage)57.070127.734
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.998728.734
proactive (not reactive)56.850529.617
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.625728.935
engineerial (not lawyerly)56.664825.45
workaholic (not slacker)56.5142631.751
ferocious (not pacifist)56.4106127.225
alpha (not beta)56.4111332.247
centrist (not radical)56.458230.020
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.178230.650
divine (not earthly)56.145128.87
skeptical (not spiritual)55.9129933.858
vintage (not trendy)55.9129128.543
queen (not princess)55.9108837.924
libertarian (not socialist)55.883629.734
salacious (not wholesome)55.769930.540
😈 (not 😇)55.780423.847
technophile (not luddite)55.671627.237
gatherer (not hunter)55.676027.242
blissful (not haunted)55.647324.335
wooden (not plastic)55.5132227.824
always down (not picky)55.255430.932
supportive (not catty)55.2113630.36
tasteful (not lewd)55.1121725.549
🐮 (not 🐷)54.9109229.934
giggling (not chortling)54.750633.134
basic (not hipster)54.6109328.232
rugged (not refined)54.575930.847
resolute (not wavering)54.5137827.532
problematic (not woke)54.587929.019
hippie (not militaristic)54.567431.64
selfish (not altruistic)54.475722.148
deep (not shallow)54.4123323.140
first-mate (not captain)53.991133.837
demonic (not angelic)53.874621.033
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)53.881032.46
sweet (not savory)53.775028.16
purple (not orange)53.687034.361
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.664226.540
cliché (not original)53.573826.76
bad-manners (not good-manners)53.563616.64
cunning (not honorable)53.372029.745
communist (not capitalist)53.370529.94
transient (not permanent)53.167530.540
entitled (not grateful)53.190427.040
rude (not respectful)52.970526.830
oblivious (not alert)52.959326.135
doer (not thinker)52.9128633.139
self-improving (not self-destructive)52.683422.343
🐐 (not 🦒)52.5134131.930
dominant (not submissive)52.4129828.434
loveable (not punchable)52.3127027.750
cursed (not blessed)52.2125326.75
Roman (not Greek)52.198131.223
flimsy (not sturdy)52.153025.845
codependent (not independent)52.065131.447
dolphin (not kangaroo)51.896228.28
mainstream (not arcane)51.775430.748
naive (not paranoid)51.763428.030
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.5106433.843
straight edge (not junkie)51.4139417.511
red (not blue)51.491828.08
overthinker (not underthinker)51.2148033.75
precise (not vague)51.1139028.828
ranged (not melee)50.9123327.745
pure (not debased)50.2109225.848
progressive (not old-fashioned)50.2111035.36
off-key (not musical)50.7113129.539
nonpolitical (not political)50.481826.435
🤠 (not 🤑)50.6124233.534
receiving (not giving)50.675131.219

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. Ferris Bueller (0.806)
  3. Patrick Stewart (0.8)
  4. Lorelai Gilmore (0.793)
  5. Jake Peralta (0.791)
  6. Genie (0.79)
  7. Jesper Fahey (0.787)
  8. Goh Peik Lin (0.783)
  9. Eric Effiong (0.779)
  10. Miriam Maisel (0.777)
  1. Michael Groff (-0.56)
  2. Dale Harding (-0.521)
  3. Hideki Ide (-0.502)
  4. Rei Ayanami (-0.5)
  5. Squidward Tentacles (-0.488)
  6. Sam Healy (-0.483)
  7. Peter (-0.451)
  8. Ennis Del Mar (-0.443)
  9. Charlie Strong (-0.441)
  10. Petunia Dursley (-0.439)

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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