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John McClane Descriptive Personality Statistics

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John McClane is a character from Die Hard.

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 500 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
persistent (not quitter)96.5196.821
main character (not side character)95.6515.614
resourceful (not helpless)94.6267.827
dominant (not submissive)94.0437.622
street-smart (not sheltered)93.52114.517
focused (not absentminded)93.5966.812
snoops (not minds-own-business)93.44310.110
leader (not follower)93.113512.311
unstirring (not quivering)92.9218.113
masculine (not feminine)92.88012.919
macho (not metrosexual)92.8214.531
😎 (not 🧐)92.699.220
heroic (not villainous)92.55212.429
badass (not weakass)91.915116.325
prying (not unmeddlesome)91.9389.413
🧢 (not 🎩)91.8119.419
lion (not zebra)91.68510.511
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)91.5218.821
real (not fake)91.5588.211
assertive (not passive)91.3559.628
pro (not noob)90.813711.522
ferocious (not pacifist)90.75611.017
skeptical (not spiritual)90.3248.727
driven (not unambitious)90.020114.323
maverick (not conformist)89.98411.710
rough (not smooth)89.81611.124
active (not slothful)89.513510.722
alpha (not beta)89.513213.722
🤠 (not 🤑)89.41912.620
alert (not oblivious)89.46512.723
🏀 (not 🎨)89.4399.919
frank (not sugarcoated)89.48711.228
scruffy (not manicured)89.15111.130
hard (not soft)89.15911.111
gendered (not androgynous)88.911218.114
doer (not thinker)88.92212.728
🧗 (not 🛌)88.98014.815
bold (not shy)88.735719.320
hard (not soft)88.67313.223
cool (not dorky)88.64619.921
sturdy (not flimsy)88.58314.632
devoted (not unfaithful)88.526313.924
punk rock (not preppy)87.98515.317
English (not German)87.84616.919
blacksmith (not tailor)87.81412.123
rugged (not refined)87.64918.123
resistant (not resigned)87.62115.534
strong identity (not social chameleon)87.51719.611
independent (not codependent)87.410821.425
brave (not careful)87.25317.128
confident (not insecure)87.114819.227
important (not irrelevant)87.129114.825
motivated (not unmotivated)87.049417.926
cocky (not timid)86.924718.925
handy (not can't-fix-anything)86.913814.312
loyal (not traitorous)86.844115.723
🥾 (not 👟)86.76020.622
mighty (not puny)86.214520.325
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.24913.023
decisive (not hesitant)86.215620.322
spirited (not lifeless)86.129719.512
freelance (not corporate)86.015219.029
hunter (not gatherer)85.91369.314
captain (not first-mate)85.719625.029
contrarian (not yes-man)85.64810.115
rebellious (not obedient)85.428726.818
one-faced (not two-faced)85.415518.114
bossy (not meek)85.232211.222
jock (not nerd)85.28614.120
wild (not tame)85.221814.725
coarse (not delicate)85.215910.512
spartan (not glamorous)85.29120.216
kangaroo (not dolphin)85.2169.711
worldly (not innocent)85.117015.126
unpolished (not eloquent)85.03616.222
edgy (not politically correct)84.810712.829
🤺 (not 🏌)84.819119.122
feisty (not gracious)84.715821.821
stubborn (not accommodating)84.532116.419
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)84.512216.211
real (not philosophical)84.43316.120
opinionated (not neutral)84.443418.840
competent (not incompetent)84.244023.224
militaristic (not hippie)84.228120.913
straight (not queer)84.027324.029
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.924023.432
innovative (not routine)83.813111.111
spontaneous (not scheduled)83.717419.331
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)83.610220.018
messy (not neat)83.410012.124
perceptive (not unobservant)83.446616.521
sporty (not bookish)83.113524.728
🐐 (not 🦒)83.11811.417
stoic (not hypochondriac)82.97222.721
resolute (not wavering)82.915526.017
cannibal (not vegan)82.812515.715
cynical (not gullible)82.621715.530
western (not eastern)82.54325.227
workaholic (not slacker)82.357920.319
night owl (not morning lark)82.321024.726
master (not apprentice)82.336920.528
outsider (not insider)82.24819.018
patriotic (not unpatriotic)82.215914.322
never cries (not often crying)82.219020.122
frugal (not lavish)82.15518.213
crafty (not scholarly)81.814719.225
fighter (not lover)81.712321.236
rock (not rap)81.722313.320
vengeful (not forgiving)81.627613.919
🐒 (not 🐩)81.55216.622
protagonist (not antagonist)81.535126.527
🐴 (not 🦄)81.412527.024
instinctual (not reasoned)81.316016.822
basic (not hipster)81.312018.527
tense (not relaxed)81.241218.213
funny (not humorless)81.024717.813
mischievous (not well behaved)80.939815.018
epic (not deep)80.94423.429
haunted (not blissful)80.927717.020
thick-skinned (not sensitive)80.87523.618
go-getter (not slugabed)80.749819.323
prideful (not envious)80.414011.313
fast (not slow)80.329814.422
jaded (not innocent)80.336018.621
diligent (not lazy)80.195122.026
demanding (not unchallenging)80.153726.426
direct (not roundabout)80.033325.421
smug (not sheepish)80.042719.415
extreme (not moderate)79.742918.230
quarrelsome (not warm)79.728520.317
concrete (not abstract)79.411822.526
😏 (not 😬)79.415916.811
comfortable (not awkward)79.419421.911
healthy (not sickly)79.240126.726
chortling (not giggling)79.211519.518
handshakes (not hugs)79.249826.311
sexual (not asexual)79.243820.615
playful (not shy)79.148918.018
moderate (not gluttonous)79.026710.811
vintage (not trendy)78.840019.723
efficient (not overprepared)78.69617.924
extraordinary (not mundane)78.642425.622
physical (not intellectual)78.514317.923
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.326113.319
forward (not repressed)78.225223.912
💃 (not 🧕)78.140013.011
mad (not glad)78.025521.321
competitive (not cooperative)77.949625.635
proud (not apologetic)77.869918.912
treasure (not trash)77.873419.121
nonconformist (not social climber)77.827825.612
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)77.714328.019
love-focused (not money-focused)77.658919.518
resentful (not euphoric)77.628612.415
frenzied (not sleepy)77.440910.424
coordinated (not clumsy)77.358722.015
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)77.212722.223
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.062624.626
calm (not anxious)76.713020.224
realistic (not fantastical)76.628227.916
drop out (not valedictorian)76.518024.326
earthly (not divine)76.527722.413
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)76.429822.711
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)76.311215.026
grounded (not fantasy-prone)76.230921.912
wooden (not plastic)76.028321.420
savory (not sweet)75.734318.413
overachiever (not underachiever)75.774929.423
Coke (not Pepsi)75.73629.415
orange (not purple)75.611822.524
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.640230.526
fire (not water)75.547931.626
concise (not long-winded)75.511126.023
distant (not touchy-feely)75.434022.924
all-seeing (not blind)75.331620.813
hopeful (not fearful)75.339521.712
thrifty (not extravagant)75.215923.124
low-tech (not high-tech)75.025721.526
off-key (not musical)75.015416.020
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.911022.321
intense (not lighthearted)74.761127.827
Italian (not Swedish)74.622821.018
attractive (not repulsive)74.583724.822
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)74.527531.220
armoured (not vulnerable)74.446124.718
deviant (not average)74.444522.122
dog person (not cat person)74.426227.318
resists change (not likes change)74.450115.913
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.343210.723
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)74.359025.125
old-fashioned (not progressive)74.227917.713
neurotypical (not autistic)74.149920.822
straightforward (not cryptic)73.937528.722
vibrant (not geriatric)73.956226.314
legit (not scrub)73.869624.631
backdoor (not official)73.830927.818
red (not blue)73.729521.712
utilitarian (not decorative)73.734620.624
🐘 (not 🐀)73.716526.316
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.639624.415
reclusive (not social)73.627711.723
libertarian (not socialist)73.59624.026
grumpy (not cheery)73.550323.212
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)73.440322.415
paranoid (not naive)73.333018.326
lowbrow (not highbrow)73.08727.228
factual (not poetic)73.036026.527
creative (not conventional)72.842229.523
suspicious (not awkward)72.851720.723
confidential (not gossiping)72.871127.717
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.715522.229
questioning (not believing)72.748930.513
chaotic (not orderly)72.644620.322
🌟 (not 💩)72.690226.623
bold (not serious)72.541034.516
accurate (not off target)72.565425.913
suspicious (not trusting)72.448727.617
stinky (not fresh)72.416419.320
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)72.250725.511
individualist (not communal)72.048728.830
intimate (not formal)71.928526.119
arcane (not mainstream)71.932828.615
pronatalist (not child free)71.916129.918
bitter (not sweet)71.639417.828
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.428223.616
scandalous (not proper)71.449625.420
literal (not metaphorical)71.331127.926
insomniac (not slumbering)71.268817.812
works hard (not plays hard)71.072323.421
biased (not impartial)70.756527.621
thinker (not feeler)70.736828.611
astonishing (not methodical)70.618728.515
📈 (not 📉)70.542233.615
always down (not picky)70.59730.920
soulful (not soulless)70.398118.620
unorthodox (not traditional)70.356932.020
ADHD (not OCD)70.328826.319
chivalrous (not businesslike)70.133223.325
💀 (not 🎃)69.942826.817
naughty (not nice)69.854221.916
capitalist (not communist)69.754126.011
spicy (not mild)69.669026.731
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.637130.228
gloomy (not sunny)69.655728.022
interesting (not tiresome)69.580425.026
rustic (not cultured)69.521824.417
traumatized (not flourishing)69.467622.818
earth (not air)69.447229.616
activist (not nonpartisan)69.365523.411
manic (not mild)69.268729.612
muddy (not washed)69.124928.117
quirky (not predictable)69.138326.415
involved (not remote)69.174629.421
altruistic (not selfish)69.059824.122
💪 (not 🧠)69.025421.721
queen (not princess)68.969226.821
slovenly (not stylish)68.824023.321
disreputable (not prestigious)68.823427.213
emancipated (not enslaved)68.769328.925
knowledgeable (not ignorant)68.694023.530
creator (not consumer)68.658424.111
provincial (not cosmopolitan)68.623830.317
arrogant (not humble)68.565326.519
welcoming experience (not cringing away)68.553223.212
minimalist (not pack rat)68.432524.219
homebody (not world traveler)68.144619.811
charmer (not buffoon)68.187321.313
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.093330.922
reassuring (not fearmongering)68.059030.621
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.939233.116
insulting (not complimentary)67.943228.018
small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary)67.825122.512
engineerial (not lawyerly)67.732726.211
energetic (not mellow)67.757524.611
modern (not historical)67.555728.122
pointed (not random)67.599428.119
goth (not flower child)67.532018.322
loud (not quiet)67.366432.220
giving (not receiving)67.372624.633
radical (not centrist)67.344527.426
high IQ (not low IQ)67.2129922.028
industrial (not domestic)67.234530.626
explorer (not builder)67.151529.617
impatient (not patient)67.176424.614
believable (not poorly-written)67.0131321.631
rational (not whimsical)66.965726.231
exuberant (not subdued)66.962325.419
meaningful (not pointless)66.8111115.710
insightful (not generic)66.590725.712
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)66.229421.412
thick (not thin)66.136621.318
chosen one (not everyman)66.153731.126
cursed (not blessed)66.081121.013
empirical (not theoretical)65.930926.014
pensive (not serene)65.890625.513
harsh (not gentle)65.861624.713
guarded (not open)65.7108228.323
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.6109131.025
charming (not awkward)65.283930.223
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.271528.920
lustful (not chaste)65.165019.424
classical (not avant-garde)65.062028.714
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.0103833.320
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.758521.719
wolf (not bear)64.772431.013
opinionated (not jealous)64.5110128.319
barbaric (not civilized)64.432931.030
poor (not rich)64.347222.821
miserable (not joyful)64.277821.028
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)64.286835.818
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.1101932.719
mechanical (not natural)64.147125.612
impulsive (not cautious)64.068023.016
not genocidal (not genocidal)63.9115730.616
debased (not pure)63.857718.218
tall (not short)63.878321.441
flirtatious (not prudish)63.870422.732
sloppy (not fussy)63.817824.612
flawed (not perfect)63.7102526.111
chronically single (not serial dater)63.789028.711
private (not gregarious)63.686728.229
prankster (not anti-prank)63.655336.311
moody (not stable)63.495631.029
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)63.377433.212
😜 (not 🤐)63.261126.518
problematic (not woke)63.262025.512
specialist (not generalist)63.171430.527
bad-manners (not good-manners)62.944025.614
🦇 (not 🐿)62.751026.918
cheesy (not chic)62.766031.919
conservative (not liberal)62.538324.917
interested (not bored)62.5111825.122
unannoying (not annoying)62.556534.711
stoic (not expressive)62.249334.516
positive (not negative)62.078724.710
close-minded (not open-minded)61.644023.922
ranged (not melee)61.652331.518
parental (not childlike)61.684522.415
wholesome (not salacious)61.487925.015
indie (not pop)61.493929.725
rude (not respectful)61.253227.121
lost (not enlightened)61.267925.516
straight edge (not junkie)61.2116923.111
serious (not playful)61.197527.719
genius (not dunce)60.9113525.629
atheist (not theist)60.988034.018
sad (not happy)60.793920.219
logical (not emotional)60.660430.923
disarming (not creepy)60.6120327.712
realist (not idealist)60.669932.514
sarcastic (not genuine)60.566829.016
wired (not tired)60.588630.410
noble (not jovial)60.597735.312
jealous (not compersive)60.366330.019
flamboyant (not modest)60.269229.916
wise (not foolish)60.187725.426
dystopian (not utopian)60.168226.411
curious (not apathetic)60.0119227.120
😈 (not 😇)60.071720.522
hurried (not leisurely)59.980832.723
Roman (not Greek)59.949827.914
proactive (not reactive)59.938134.228
flat (not bubbly)59.981427.116
monochrome (not multicolored)59.668429.320
urban (not rural)59.5117733.627
goofy (not unfrivolous)59.561028.511
enchanting (not disturbing)59.5100128.912
🤡 (not 👽)59.448925.620
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')59.216429.413
hoarder (not unprepared)59.294324.825
crazy (not sane)59.276528.925
intuitive (not analytical)59.177929.211
kinky (not vanilla)59.075624.916
judgemental (not accepting)59.079029.615
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.9102229.818
inappropriate (not seemly)58.961628.511
sincere (not irreverent)58.8119833.116
Russian (not French)58.743229.617
indulgent (not sober)58.683928.215
extrovert (not introvert)58.692230.628
monastic (not hedonist)58.644429.212
tasteful (not lewd)58.5111625.118
angry (not good-humored)58.466728.925
rejected (not popular)58.475829.112
sheriff (not outlaw)58.380637.818
folksy (not presidential)58.366933.827
desperate (not high standards)58.349825.024
unstable (not stable)58.395928.311
loveable (not punchable)58.2108926.922
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.184833.519
fortunate (not unlucky)58.062935.225
beautiful (not ugly)58.0151925.429
spontaneous (not deliberate)57.957732.227
generous (not stingy)57.6108326.620
dramatic (not comedic)57.5122525.926
simple (not complicated)57.437131.722
gross (not hygienic)57.433419.711
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)57.359736.518
scientific (not artistic)57.187725.822
🤣 (not 😊)57.157529.619
non-gamer (not gamer)57.1107234.420
goof-off (not studious)57.054828.319
demure (not vain)56.877435.516
🤔 (not 🤫)56.799133.816
depressed (not bright)56.676326.528
deep (not shallow)56.6117223.919
🥴 (not 🥳)56.593027.217
expressive (not monotone)56.5111832.924
overthinker (not underthinker)56.5138424.315
honorable (not cunning)56.4104631.722
moist (not dry)56.474033.918
transparent (not machiavellian)56.381430.525
precise (not vague)56.1123830.917
tight (not loose)56.1120328.417
equitable (not hypocritical)56.092530.117
clean (not perverted)56.0123124.725
freak (not normie)56.096025.525
common sense (not analysis)56.055429.619
kind (not cruel)55.8139425.325
sage (not whippersnapper)55.872828.917
egalitarian (not racist)55.7163532.213
privileged (not oppressed)55.7121429.421
easy (not uptight)55.760128.512
old (not young)55.668318.714
transient (not permanent)55.659128.618
offended (not chill)55.6100532.424
original (not cliché)55.695935.011
juvenile (not mature)55.578628.923
interrupting (not attentive)55.579428.822
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)55.568020.113
normal (not weird)55.362829.215
practical (not imaginative)55.3116230.625
statist (not anarchist)55.389626.321
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.392824.222
evolutionist (not creationist)55.2104932.512
sassy (not chill)55.2135830.511
linear (not circular)55.181428.914
people-person (not things-person)55.098532.214
ludicrous (not sensible)54.968427.015
fixable (not unfixable)54.7114328.726
summer (not winter)54.792137.020
existentialist (not nihilist)54.6121230.719
authoritarian (not democratic)54.576332.024
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.5120931.923
heartfelt (not clinical)54.5115724.514
poisonous (not nurturing)54.468127.317
strict (not lenient)54.3100526.415
👻 (not 🤖)54.394130.315
devout (not heathen)54.2100523.924
oxymoron (not tautology)54.2107127.110
rigid (not flexible)54.0101630.435
romantic (not dispassionate)54.0137531.930
twitchy (not still)54.0115524.513
🙃 (not 🥰)53.982732.413
writer (not reader)53.988627.912
reluctant (not eager)53.952332.114
cold (not warm)53.882222.821
😀 (not 😭)53.887323.324
family-first (not work-first)53.798233.120
emotional (not unemotional)53.7141833.125
luddite (not technophile)53.590529.513
optimistic (not pessimistic)53.492833.622
varied (not repetitive)53.361426.223
💔 (not 💝)53.384332.716
reliable (not experimental)53.3104435.528
trolling (not triggered)53.250332.720
unassuming (not pretentious)53.175225.527
unfriendly (not friendly)53.162323.014
nonpolitical (not political)53.073530.724
human (not animalistic)52.9145831.828
zany (not regular)52.9109128.322
charming (not trusting)52.8102529.631
🥵 (not 🥶)52.8110029.113
outgoing (not withdrawn)52.8111335.511
🐮 (not 🐷)52.6126237.625
on-time (not tardy)52.6131030.218
feminist (not sexist)52.5137727.613
angelic (not demonic)52.4114328.425
objective (not subjective)52.484933.613
consistent (not variable)52.2122430.717
experience-oriented (not goal-oriented)52.275938.215
obsessed (not aloof)52.1147120.624
secretive (not open-book)52.1130131.835
psychopath (not empath)52.170429.319
deranged (not reasonable)51.981427.314
realistic (not ambitious)51.970429.322
cassanova (not love shy)51.9100226.113
literary (not mathematical)51.8125727.320
grateful (not entitled)51.898224.212
indiscreet (not tactful)51.663233.317
physicist (not photographer)51.591528.311
sorrowful (not cheery)51.4122429.624
entrepreneur (not employee)51.4125434.711
profound (not ironic)51.394724.520
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)51.3114329.224
supportive (not catty)51.3126624.812
bad boy (not white knight)51.082233.226
not introspective (not introspective)50.857529.820
reserved (not chatty)50.7101932.123
exaggerating (not factual)50.6103827.328

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jack O'Neill (0.831)
  2. Malcolm Reynolds (0.828)
  3. Butch Coolidge (0.823)
  4. Dominic Toretto (0.791)
  5. Dean Winchester (0.791)
  6. Letty Ortiz (0.786)
  7. Wolverine (0.784)
  8. Danny Reagan (0.781)
  9. Vi (0.781)
  10. Indiana Jones (0.779)
  1. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.475)
  2. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.455)
  3. Kif Kroker (-0.416)
  4. George Michael Bluth (-0.413)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.409)
  6. Raj Koothrappali (-0.396)
  7. Jerry Gergich (-0.393)
  8. Buster Bluth (-0.387)
  9. Alan Harper (-0.38)
  10. Cyril Figgis (-0.37)

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

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


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