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Dr. Horrible Descriptive Personality Statistics

Dr. Horrible is a character from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

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
motivated (not unmotivated)96.2236.920
outlaw (not sheriff)94.7117.628
dramatic (not no-nonsense)94.1139.727
technophile (not luddite)94.158.521
competitive (not cooperative)93.9508.446
opinionated (not neutral)93.8448.340
nerd (not jock)93.7568.933
musical (not off-key)92.9139.137
intellectual (not physical)92.13915.843
obsessed (not aloof)91.31711.128
🧠 (not 💪)91.27416.050
driven (not unambitious)90.915314.435
tense (not relaxed)90.9598.937
bookish (not sporty)90.312214.542
creative (not conventional)89.74513.234
high IQ (not low IQ)89.623511.537
winter (not summer)89.32312.119
vengeful (not forgiving)88.811215.028
moody (not stable)88.59711.824
mischievous (not well behaved)88.515814.335
sad (not happy)88.42411.849
ambitious (not realistic)88.34217.253
workaholic (not slacker)88.123814.033
conspiracist (not sheeple)88.13814.233
high-tech (not low-tech)87.88117.330
reclusive (not social)87.74910.632
radical (not centrist)87.71310.421
jealous (not compersive)87.54318.331
haunted (not blissful)87.47611.352
🎨 (not 🏀)87.214815.854
weird (not normal)86.311010.934
individualist (not communal)86.39718.040
experimental (not reliable)86.34314.634
gloomy (not sunny)86.17715.732
resourceful (not helpless)86.031812.027
atheist (not theist)85.84218.635
persistent (not quitter)85.666321.730
genius (not dunce)85.617319.748
introvert (not extrovert)85.54512.627
rebellious (not obedient)85.526522.533
edgy (not politically correct)85.48418.932
biased (not impartial)85.47412.934
diligent (not lazy)85.358718.829
suspicious (not trusting)85.215416.933
child free (not pronatalist)85.25024.733
unlucky (not fortunate)85.03119.028
anxious (not calm)85.09918.233
outsider (not insider)85.02325.531
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.826224.631
deviant (not average)84.710411.830
extreme (not moderate)84.624419.238
traumatized (not flourishing)84.510915.935
arcane (not mainstream)84.25516.930
pensive (not serene)84.03212.252
skeptical (not spiritual)83.916424.531
analysis (not common sense)83.86610.321
pointed (not random)83.625314.537
extraordinary (not mundane)83.522714.542
🤺 (not 🏌)83.522617.848
paranoid (not naive)83.45412.125
zany (not regular)83.411314.925
work-first (not family-first)83.220217.945
freak (not normie)83.112716.450
💔 (not 💝)82.97427.755
stubborn (not accommodating)82.836322.259
complicated (not simple)82.723416.528
interesting (not tiresome)82.520916.540
unorthodox (not traditional)82.519516.028
frenzied (not sleepy)82.415914.140
mad (not glad)82.314616.831
intense (not lighthearted)82.333416.335
overachiever (not underachiever)82.142621.339
guarded (not open)82.135119.837
jaded (not innocent)82.127724.326
sorrowful (not cheery)82.011415.539
scientific (not artistic)81.919523.245
imaginative (not practical)81.89618.640
night owl (not morning lark)81.422519.931
specialist (not generalist)81.36316.236
chortling (not giggling)81.27621.517
active (not slothful)81.054617.138
anarchist (not statist)81.09424.335
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.834518.928
cunning (not honorable)80.518519.533
self-destructive (not self-improving)80.317323.040
fearmongering (not reassuring)79.915421.415
love-focused (not money-focused)79.945821.216
Swedish (not Italian)79.85220.525
works hard (not plays hard)79.636722.728
believable (not poorly-written)79.637519.026
vibrant (not geriatric)79.630819.936
demanding (not unchallenging)79.654023.759
metrosexual (not macho)79.510814.939
quarrelsome (not warm)79.428122.034
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.313424.740
romantic (not dispassionate)79.233520.543
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.850920.630
miserable (not joyful)78.821917.839
awkward (not charming)78.710416.728
go-getter (not slugabed)78.560723.132
twitchy (not still)78.325518.458
cynical (not gullible)78.236020.822
devoted (not unfaithful)78.184125.822
hurried (not leisurely)77.98818.434
feisty (not gracious)77.940621.534
judgemental (not accepting)77.928026.227
sensitive (not thick-skinned)77.814017.633
urban (not rural)77.832223.838
ranged (not melee)77.83421.530
precise (not vague)77.731825.533
ludicrous (not sensible)77.716219.935
offended (not chill)77.725724.937
fast-talking (not slow-talking)77.428119.431
flamboyant (not modest)77.326920.427
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.040826.530
envious (not prideful)77.01126.585
captain (not first-mate)76.939930.233
gamer (not non-gamer)76.814826.241
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.738521.149
egalitarian (not racist)76.588716.628
cultured (not rustic)76.425220.615
goth (not flower child)76.316520.518
expressive (not monotone)76.341421.528
rock (not rap)76.251417.318
punk rock (not preppy)76.227328.740
scandalous (not proper)76.134124.330
philosophical (not real)76.05222.129
industrial (not domestic)75.910322.727
vain (not demure)75.928621.329
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.824229.051
wild (not tame)75.749222.244
quirky (not predictable)75.620221.320
fantastical (not realistic)75.621929.933
human (not animalistic)75.262122.141
mathematical (not literary)75.112823.428
🦇 (not 🐿)75.120326.446
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.927826.055
depressed (not bright)74.816322.933
tight (not loose)74.744521.142
🎩 (not 🧢)74.741927.846
villainous (not heroic)74.619519.028
impatient (not patient)74.647323.629
juvenile (not mature)74.525118.537
interested (not bored)74.546421.933
😭 (not 😀)74.413822.864
jealous (not opinionated)74.34726.127
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')74.3729.128
🧐 (not 😎)74.320627.555
funny (not humorless)74.142723.248
insecure (not confident)74.111922.730
ferocious (not pacifist)74.052026.131
private (not gregarious)73.942425.517
authoritarian (not democratic)73.730533.337
perceptive (not unobservant)73.794029.536
bad boy (not white knight)73.728928.023
backdoor (not official)73.629824.927
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.428630.451
methodical (not astonishing)73.332526.726
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.268223.939
hipster (not basic)73.214522.237
deranged (not reasonable)73.228223.228
nihilist (not existentialist)73.14332.635
studious (not goof-off)72.973724.330
introspective (not not introspective)72.639726.339
crafty (not scholarly)72.546325.628
dorky (not cool)72.527331.230
indie (not pop)72.542030.221
cheesy (not chic)72.530524.926
avant-garde (not classical)72.317426.632
arrogant (not humble)72.251220.024
heathen (not devout)72.120124.542
debased (not pure)71.437421.445
selfish (not altruistic)71.438022.138
😈 (not 😇)71.340021.447
freelance (not corporate)71.257629.230
unpatriotic (not patriotic)71.16725.531
🐀 (not 🐘)71.120928.746
disreputable (not prestigious)70.619930.029
resistant (not resigned)70.563328.821
emotional (not unemotional)70.477021.421
fast (not slow)70.473922.034
rigid (not flexible)70.342126.021
focused on the future (not focused on the present)70.219932.840
beautiful (not ugly)70.1109827.232
genocidal (not not genocidal)70.121132.818
expressive (not stoic)70.054428.830
stylish (not slovenly)70.063726.427
🧗 (not 🛌)70.063727.045
spicy (not mild)69.963824.131
queen (not princess)69.865131.644
close-minded (not open-minded)69.725523.725
modern (not historical)69.645727.336
idealist (not realist)69.533931.934
oxymoron (not tautology)69.511628.715
long-winded (not concise)69.420818.717
crazy (not sane)69.444722.234
extravagant (not thrifty)69.444029.051
fixable (not unfixable)69.240329.328
builder (not explorer)69.128728.334
attractive (not repulsive)69.098724.537
thin (not thick)69.048326.846
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)69.046532.458
entitled (not grateful)69.049622.740
foolish (not wise)68.929723.025
scheduled (not spontaneous)68.964327.832
🥴 (not 🥳)68.833527.345
political (not nonpolitical)68.748229.828
English (not German)68.7105529.039
young (not old)68.681518.033
sarcastic (not genuine)68.644927.226
important (not irrelevant)68.6114728.629
🤖 (not 👻)68.627630.335
cosmopolitan (not provincial)68.535931.024
strict (not lenient)68.254627.039
vintage (not trendy)68.279625.146
resolute (not wavering)68.170625.430
cat person (not dog person)67.842428.312
reserved (not chatty)67.751025.739
🐐 (not 🦒)67.641827.460
master (not apprentice)67.582730.042
charming (not trusting)67.447424.434
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)67.173629.518
secretive (not open-book)67.075633.245
deep (not shallow)66.969029.534
bitter (not sweet)66.851429.040
oppressed (not privileged)66.827423.236
demonic (not angelic)66.741520.941
curious (not apathetic)66.679720.624
loveable (not punchable)66.670930.631
fire (not water)66.474230.551
shy (not bold)66.312129.630
lost (not enlightened)66.344523.826
dramatic (not comedic)66.386527.448
lustful (not chaste)66.257727.845
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.244128.127
angry (not good-humored)66.141628.941
straight (not queer)66.1103628.037
🙃 (not 🥰)65.940733.948
chaotic (not orderly)65.857430.350
awkward (not suspicious)65.830231.724
cocky (not timid)65.897227.024
hunter (not gatherer)65.768127.625
chosen one (not everyman)65.653831.819
poetic (not factual)65.434627.731
psychopath (not empath)65.340329.652
stingy (not generous)65.338825.237
ironic (not profound)65.137825.428
civilized (not barbaric)65.194026.932
🥶 (not 🥵)65.129730.148
frank (not sugarcoated)65.0103319.813
masculine (not feminine)64.988718.131
mysterious (not unambiguous)64.950429.435
poisonous (not nurturing)64.644723.440
shy (not playful)64.320528.137
contrarian (not yes-man)64.369432.915
🤣 (not 😊)64.137030.335
cannibal (not vegan)64.154021.929
triggered (not trolling)64.175132.435
insulting (not complimentary)64.051827.331
picky (not always down)64.060924.619
receiving (not giving)63.945826.921
exaggerating (not factual)63.861827.851
rude (not respectful)63.643732.222
desperate (not high standards)63.534030.652
formal (not intimate)63.356925.539
on-time (not tardy)63.297328.248
gendered (not androgynous)63.0144831.826
🐒 (not 🐩)63.046529.646
refined (not rugged)62.977425.636
autistic (not neurotypical)62.912530.533
hypochondriac (not stoic)62.930725.017
puny (not mighty)62.823623.938
treasure (not trash)62.8130025.134
overprepared (not efficient)62.813231.732
💀 (not 🎃)62.862329.951
distant (not touchy-feely)62.870427.725
lavish (not frugal)62.653331.322
hoarder (not unprepared)62.574629.031
salacious (not wholesome)62.354031.023
beta (not alpha)62.245127.730
confidential (not gossiping)62.2103835.034
🤐 (not 😜)62.265032.846
machiavellian (not transparent)62.257327.823
roundabout (not direct)62.121229.834
two-faced (not one-faced)61.943434.859
street-smart (not sheltered)61.891730.431
utilitarian (not decorative)61.586131.334
cold (not warm)61.359123.734
hypocritical (not equitable)61.253627.736
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)61.243735.647
soulful (not soulless)60.9125528.731
lover (not fighter)60.963823.757
loyal (not traitorous)60.8134535.625
dominant (not submissive)60.7106425.132
self-disciplined (not disorganized)60.6117031.433
whimsical (not rational)60.553526.731
western (not eastern)60.490335.827
Russian (not French)60.437726.727
instinctual (not reasoned)60.081330.621
clumsy (not coordinated)60.043725.132
competent (not incompetent)60.0138028.930
legit (not scrub)60.0126330.728
worldly (not innocent)59.9113630.543
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.891330.338
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.790331.134
proactive (not reactive)59.637835.015
serious (not playful)59.597223.533
metaphorical (not literal)59.332529.437
rough (not smooth)59.364923.532
🤔 (not 🤫)59.378232.853
indulgent (not sober)59.177832.535
pack rat (not minimalist)59.150929.727
🦄 (not 🐴)59.154130.458
protagonist (not antagonist)59.1122531.821
valedictorian (not drop out)59.0108533.838
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.889026.125
prudish (not flirtatious)58.659627.922
creepy (not disarming)58.434727.628
🌟 (not 💩)58.4131231.256
tasteful (not lewd)58.3107027.837
theoretical (not empirical)58.328533.234
eloquent (not unpolished)58.3101627.645
subjective (not objective)58.353228.827
feminist (not sexist)58.2115529.636
liberal (not conservative)58.0100030.625
🐮 (not 🐷)57.787430.242
brave (not careful)57.6106427.626
sexual (not asexual)57.4114424.331
monochrome (not multicolored)57.273734.429
linear (not circular)57.264929.736
blacksmith (not tailor)57.256035.812
variable (not consistent)57.146834.836
OCD (not ADHD)56.9103733.747
repetitive (not varied)56.890429.129
pretentious (not unassuming)56.891731.624
assertive (not passive)56.7127431.144
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.670430.723
remote (not involved)56.523436.634
clean (not perverted)56.5115027.644
plastic (not wooden)56.529732.443
self-conscious (not self-assured)56.440032.630
pro (not noob)56.4133328.927
meek (not bossy)56.345229.235
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.371034.845
poor (not rich)56.063722.631
💃 (not 🧕)56.0111931.346
independent (not codependent)55.8111836.135
😬 (not 😏)55.859631.759
cruel (not kind)55.743625.641
👽 (not 🤡)55.789327.250
hedonist (not monastic)55.685632.124
📈 (not 📉)55.6120333.064
libertarian (not socialist)55.483834.826
badass (not weakass)55.4134727.050
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.491332.546
Pepsi (not Coke)55.451839.831
thinker (not doer)55.346729.647
Greek (not Roman)55.056133.722
cryptic (not straightforward)54.937328.534
tactful (not indiscreet)54.9115533.325
neat (not messy)54.8109230.624
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.870430.523
flimsy (not sturdy)54.744527.631
kinky (not vanilla)54.686533.328
exuberant (not subdued)54.6102532.034
purple (not orange)54.581334.925
air (not earth)54.543635.140
often crying (not never cries)54.571230.123
hesitant (not decisive)54.444726.240
soft (not hard)54.476828.126
concrete (not abstract)54.4104927.021
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.461434.940
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.3151027.230
alert (not oblivious)54.3120229.929
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.3136632.335
👟 (not 🥾)54.287333.056
presidential (not folksy)54.097530.026
quiet (not loud)53.582730.528
interrupting (not attentive)53.480131.752
epic (not deep)53.485630.857
emancipated (not enslaved)53.3135634.228
healthy (not sickly)53.2138726.740
soft (not hard)53.079730.134
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)52.995732.629
sage (not whippersnapper)52.883023.228
bold (not serious)52.7100128.133
scruffy (not manicured)51.867228.241
muddy (not washed)51.766828.123
bashful (not exhibitionist)51.659333.551
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.572331.825
impulsive (not cautious)51.497134.021
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.491127.348
tall (not short)51.3111724.034
dry (not moist)51.395131.136
stinky (not fresh)51.254931.530
🤑 (not 🤠)51.172633.551
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.195728.553
logical (not emotional)51.085127.530
armoured (not vulnerable)50.1124532.338
transient (not permanent)50.878528.925

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Edward Nygma (0.799)
  2. Oswald Cobblepot (0.714)
  3. Kylo Ren (0.669)
  4. Mona Vanderwaal (0.669)
  5. Joe Goldberg (0.666)
  6. Mr. Robot (0.664)
  7. Elliot Alderson (0.658)
  8. Lex Luthor (0.658)
  9. Thomas Barrow (0.655)
  10. Dom Cobb (0.655)
  1. Aaron Samuels (-0.48)
  2. Jerry Gergich (-0.418)
  3. Josh Chan (-0.395)
  4. Chien-Po (-0.37)
  5. Nelson Bighetti (-0.364)
  6. Pop Tate (-0.352)
  7. Melanie Hamilton (-0.335)
  8. Mamá Coco (-0.333)
  9. Little John (-0.332)
  10. Kanzo Mogi (-0.325)

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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