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Hans Gruber Descriptive Personality Statistics

Hans Gruber 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 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
villainous (not heroic)96.265.318
money-focused (not love-focused)95.8126.423
driven (not unambitious)95.6196.218
stylish (not slovenly)94.1168.79
bossy (not meek)93.93913.221
receiving (not giving)93.7117.715
debased (not pure)92.9175.913
go-getter (not slugabed)92.4267.718
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)92.33217.222
poisonous (not nurturing)92.0469.223
bold (not shy)91.817110.617
cruel (not kind)91.7358.324
😈 (not 😇)91.7479.017
on-time (not tardy)91.36711.317
never cries (not often crying)91.23210.117
psychopath (not empath)91.1499.721
motivated (not unmotivated)91.022410.222
selfish (not altruistic)90.87116.820
quarrelsome (not warm)90.76415.719
cold (not warm)90.6399.218
urban (not rural)90.4179.417
frank (not sugarcoated)89.96710.115
heathen (not devout)89.839.713
captain (not first-mate)89.510719.124
high IQ (not low IQ)89.424710.919
coordinated (not clumsy)89.113511.516
machiavellian (not transparent)89.12211.826
vengeful (not forgiving)89.010912.626
salacious (not wholesome)89.03817.418
hard (not soft)88.96614.814
intense (not lighthearted)88.912815.429
arrogant (not humble)88.814115.113
🎩 (not 🧢)88.87218.332
cynical (not gullible)88.86313.321
anarchist (not statist)88.72214.418
judgemental (not accepting)88.610511.419
worldly (not innocent)88.66712.616
work-first (not family-first)88.68213.519
cocky (not timid)88.617610.424
deliberate (not spontaneous)88.55410.315
decisive (not hesitant)88.58315.729
outlaw (not sheriff)88.58219.519
armoured (not vulnerable)88.34917.022
pretentious (not unassuming)88.34617.419
ranged (not melee)88.2113.36
studious (not goof-off)88.115220.119
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)88.1169.816
dominant (not submissive)87.921911.316
ferocious (not pacifist)87.710311.916
jaded (not innocent)87.411611.915
tight (not loose)87.36311.123
scheduled (not spontaneous)87.111319.015
demanding (not unchallenging)86.922214.024
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.820418.224
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)86.76210.722
competitive (not cooperative)86.624918.225
guarded (not open)86.520014.028
neat (not messy)86.514220.011
manicured (not scruffy)86.525720.826
analysis (not common sense)86.53711.917
resourceful (not helpless)86.430518.625
valedictorian (not drop out)86.123511.515
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.131614.523
pointed (not random)86.114915.617
night owl (not morning lark)86.011111.220
suspicious (not awkward)85.86713.320
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.86318.123
vain (not demure)85.57812.920
narcissistic (not low self esteem)85.415719.222
radical (not centrist)85.32716.616
skeptical (not spiritual)85.212214.821
bitter (not sweet)85.111910.317
cultured (not rustic)85.15422.119
methodical (not astonishing)85.04023.210
assertive (not passive)85.023919.627
refined (not rugged)84.79220.421
precise (not vague)84.710917.214
perceptive (not unobservant)84.738311.116
intellectual (not physical)84.623016.520
high standards (not desperate)84.612511.319
suspicious (not trusting)84.617115.717
unfixable (not fixable)84.34818.320
entitled (not grateful)84.318417.516
chortling (not giggling)84.23022.519
opinionated (not neutral)84.143218.722
antagonist (not protagonist)84.16825.919
confident (not insecure)84.022823.421
🤑 (not 🤠)84.09427.015
traitorous (not loyal)83.96627.017
💀 (not 🎃)83.98419.011
bad boy (not white knight)83.910427.122
mature (not juvenile)83.817615.714
overachiever (not underachiever)83.834718.322
authoritarian (not democratic)83.413220.622
rebellious (not obedient)83.432926.117
soulless (not soulful)83.37318.325
🧠 (not 💪)83.331119.318
presidential (not folksy)83.310423.519
secretive (not open-book)83.124612.720
extreme (not moderate)83.129321.923
haunted (not blissful)83.019214.114
resolute (not wavering)82.914822.120
logical (not emotional)82.89318.017
picky (not always down)82.78619.015
rhythmic (not stuttering)82.617713.220
master (not apprentice)82.235325.022
genius (not dunce)82.128613.916
winter (not summer)82.112311.015
charming (not awkward)82.022312.716
cunning (not honorable)82.015319.918
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.038927.818
political (not nonpolitical)81.815218.815
queen (not princess)81.726521.720
🤐 (not 😜)81.79225.116
industrial (not domestic)81.63520.017
important (not irrelevant)81.555919.413
🙃 (not 🥰)81.49814.618
high-tech (not low-tech)81.418810.819
bookish (not sporty)81.340911.114
unpatriotic (not patriotic)81.21024.513
workaholic (not slacker)81.262022.318
strict (not lenient)81.121822.818
confidential (not gossiping)81.136222.116
mischievous (not well behaved)81.037122.330
privileged (not oppressed)80.934519.614
sarcastic (not genuine)80.916119.516
mad (not glad)80.917718.317
hunter (not gatherer)80.825622.820
extravagant (not thrifty)80.819424.621
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.810323.212
demonic (not angelic)80.516917.826
atheist (not theist)80.414821.718
stingy (not generous)80.415417.914
child free (not pronatalist)80.315626.416
dry (not moist)80.34720.122
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)80.216512.613
diligent (not lazy)80.191321.719
persistent (not quitter)80.1102622.118
complicated (not simple)79.833718.017
hoarder (not unprepared)79.47411.317
fresh (not stinky)79.442425.823
distant (not touchy-feely)79.420624.022
direct (not roundabout)79.334222.128
stubborn (not accommodating)79.349728.222
dramatic (not comedic)79.235321.222
tailor (not blacksmith)79.216127.515
alert (not oblivious)78.939721.022
competent (not incompetent)78.868129.017
fearmongering (not reassuring)78.816925.415
contrarian (not yes-man)78.816928.415
🤺 (not 🏌)78.639922.321
charming (not trusting)78.516215.925
cannibal (not vegan)78.518214.213
emancipated (not enslaved)78.424125.914
rich (not poor)78.343219.722
formal (not intimate)78.317122.624
pro (not noob)78.260020.222
🦇 (not 🐿)78.115026.924
self-assured (not self-conscious)77.930732.716
German (not English)77.91233.616
monotone (not expressive)77.87621.021
technophile (not luddite)77.714516.620
alpha (not beta)77.751131.924
genocidal (not not genocidal)77.712227.717
sturdy (not flimsy)77.640719.818
deviant (not average)77.431722.614
individualist (not communal)77.431723.222
nerd (not jock)77.146217.59
freak (not normie)77.124018.518
goth (not flower child)77.114428.320
hard (not soft)77.031027.623
cool (not dorky)77.028512.415
opinionated (not jealous)76.938922.921
gloomy (not sunny)76.829724.720
monochrome (not multicolored)76.716822.315
independent (not codependent)76.446326.119
eloquent (not unpolished)76.344129.313
ambitious (not realistic)76.332727.821
conspiracist (not sheeple)76.330428.415
washed (not muddy)76.234229.018
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.217127.917
scientific (not artistic)75.834524.224
moody (not stable)75.748424.621
smooth (not rough)75.515227.331
sexist (not feminist)75.419625.821
consistent (not variable)75.326127.113
interesting (not tiresome)75.351625.820
pensive (not serene)75.227023.115
fire (not water)75.246832.419
fighter (not lover)74.825825.417
angry (not good-humored)74.620218.024
active (not slothful)74.687129.126
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.649624.616
cat person (not dog person)74.423632.426
rigid (not flexible)74.229223.223
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.171723.920
🧐 (not 😎)73.921234.524
chosen one (not everyman)73.926925.515
tense (not relaxed)73.873824.029
apathetic (not curious)73.63528.714
Roman (not Greek)73.27130.116
edgy (not politically correct)73.139420.819
serious (not playful)73.058126.525
kinky (not vanilla)73.033325.723
🐀 (not 🐘)73.017534.113
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.924420.418
prideful (not envious)72.951431.616
calm (not anxious)72.917527.824
preppy (not punk rock)72.852031.424
Swedish (not Italian)72.516827.212
believable (not poorly-written)72.585823.022
epic (not deep)72.517121.617
🥶 (not 🥵)72.314231.012
OCD (not ADHD)72.149730.920
introvert (not extrovert)72.124423.516
frenzied (not sleepy)72.169020.115
libertarian (not socialist)72.010830.822
🐴 (not 🦄)72.037732.022
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.927630.524
🥴 (not 🥳)71.823929.911
creepy (not disarming)71.615327.017
masculine (not feminine)71.572522.012
close-minded (not open-minded)71.223225.811
two-faced (not one-faced)71.028533.627
insulting (not complimentary)70.935225.921
still (not twitchy)70.818929.820
gendered (not androgynous)70.7113122.113
tall (not short)70.750017.732
classical (not avant-garde)70.733929.115
lavish (not frugal)70.635429.419
miserable (not joyful)70.648321.817
weird (not normal)70.553617.126
backdoor (not official)70.539426.313
street-smart (not sheltered)70.464528.032
orderly (not chaotic)70.452625.018
💔 (not 💝)70.229128.716
works hard (not plays hard)70.073031.515
😊 (not 🤣)70.051416.49
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.882025.719
beautiful (not ugly)69.7111128.220
🐩 (not 🐒)69.644537.58
obsessed (not aloof)69.650827.219
cautious (not impulsive)69.441325.818
unlucky (not fortunate)69.336825.919
devoted (not unfaithful)69.1120624.216
unemotional (not emotional)69.016828.723
crazy (not sane)68.946224.218
tautology (not oxymoron)68.93826.210
mysterious (not unambiguous)68.839926.919
punchable (not loveable)68.830021.125
vibrant (not geriatric)68.674023.118
flamboyant (not modest)68.547228.024
reasoned (not instinctual)68.426032.018
extraordinary (not mundane)68.380730.018
sad (not happy)68.258222.424
dispassionate (not romantic)68.219026.919
slow-talking (not fast-talking)68.017527.420
spicy (not mild)67.870725.218
specialist (not generalist)67.845623.58
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.757930.211
paranoid (not naive)67.752924.013
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.624325.720
tactful (not indiscreet)67.558527.513
🤖 (not 👻)67.431230.517
objective (not subjective)67.218831.820
feisty (not gracious)67.182125.017
sorrowful (not cheery)66.963528.222
indie (not pop)66.566526.417
enlightened (not lost)66.435720.611
practical (not imaginative)66.272234.89
linear (not circular)66.225234.912
🐐 (not 🦒)65.852933.713
💃 (not 🧕)65.779731.86
👽 (not 🤡)65.645430.017
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.557233.914
🧗 (not 🛌)65.579625.419
civilized (not barbaric)65.492932.118
queer (not straight)65.420235.818
biased (not impartial)65.379529.123
jealous (not compersive)65.348125.611
attractive (not repulsive)65.2111925.826
hedonist (not monastic)65.242832.518
🎨 (not 🏀)65.284827.413
outsider (not insider)65.148733.816
reserved (not chatty)65.058731.619
zany (not regular)64.965330.728
legit (not scrub)64.9107035.514
quiet (not loud)64.851324.017
fast (not slow)64.796023.318
neurotypical (not autistic)64.3105531.620
freelance (not corporate)64.277431.417
purple (not orange)64.140924.213
metrosexual (not macho)63.971723.114
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)63.879527.321
rock (not rap)63.6132927.914
hypocritical (not equitable)63.447331.917
playful (not shy)63.3100222.410
stoic (not expressive)62.745629.523
careful (not brave)62.630229.317
modern (not historical)62.669829.123
private (not gregarious)62.585625.311
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)62.456432.410
philosophical (not real)62.423029.526
animalistic (not human)62.126029.118
old (not young)62.051719.223
serious (not bold)62.049633.821
lustful (not chaste)61.971630.221
scholarly (not crafty)61.947437.215
vintage (not trendy)61.9105226.717
arcane (not mainstream)61.669227.917
impatient (not patient)61.688934.413
resistant (not resigned)61.5116934.217
mighty (not puny)61.0109528.319
builder (not explorer)61.056628.220
utilitarian (not decorative)60.988235.514
introspective (not not introspective)60.995631.811
Coke (not Pepsi)60.935036.415
humorless (not funny)60.647230.227
thin (not thick)60.683125.917
efficient (not overprepared)60.4104734.016
non-gamer (not gamer)60.490337.717
wise (not foolish)60.283030.410
asexual (not sexual)60.138928.814
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.013632.518
concrete (not abstract)60.081031.927
racist (not egalitarian)59.920228.127
stoic (not hypochondriac)59.982030.413
wild (not tame)59.893929.520
proper (not scandalous)59.872033.233
experimental (not reliable)59.860630.89
western (not eastern)59.696438.118
reclusive (not social)59.460026.418
badass (not weakass)59.4124530.013
basic (not hipster)59.185930.515
mathematical (not literary)58.447734.316
healthy (not sickly)58.2124028.221
factual (not poetic)58.286537.714
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.0102432.827
concise (not long-winded)57.966634.617
conventional (not creative)57.863929.813
tasteful (not lewd)57.7109626.118
attentive (not interrupting)57.680335.620
offended (not chill)57.587734.720
depressed (not bright)57.467327.816
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.463930.017
rational (not whimsical)57.294931.120
leisurely (not hurried)57.250326.111
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.168134.618
deranged (not reasonable)56.662828.813
flourishing (not traumatized)56.440932.717
conservative (not liberal)56.350027.916
trash (not treasure)56.329333.515
sober (not indulgent)56.271231.221
empirical (not theoretical)56.083331.016
ludicrous (not sensible)55.862128.624
Russian (not French)55.850633.516
thinker (not doer)55.844934.823
triggered (not trolling)55.6120240.915
disreputable (not prestigious)55.552137.017
clean (not perverted)55.5117228.313
😭 (not 😀)55.277026.013
nihilist (not existentialist)55.041830.315
chic (not cheesy)55.075427.825
flirtatious (not prudish)55.093834.620
musical (not off-key)54.865732.316
factual (not exaggerating)54.886032.620
🤫 (not 🤔)54.550734.816
fantastical (not realistic)54.270935.314
wooden (not plastic)54.2132934.518
involved (not remote)53.9142427.023
cryptic (not straightforward)53.840232.615
😏 (not 😬)53.8101241.620
down2earth (not head@clouds)53.796734.914
traditional (not unorthodox)53.774733.013
deep (not shallow)53.5122029.816
💩 (not 🌟)53.442235.214
air (not earth)53.447629.617
rude (not respectful)53.367027.924
🐮 (not 🐷)53.1116425.913
self-destructive (not self-improving)53.196132.121
idealist (not realist)52.683337.325
ironic (not profound)52.590733.320
metaphorical (not literal)52.454129.324
sage (not whippersnapper)52.484630.217
quirky (not predictable)52.297231.816
minimalist (not pack rat)52.1104435.815
bad-cook (not good-cook)52.192131.315
bored (not interested)52.135524.313
transient (not permanent)52.072428.916
repetitive (not varied)52.0114629.019
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.096229.617
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.891230.722
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.5103331.923
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.387833.018
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.373526.415
📈 (not 📉)51.3139738.516
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.262229.213
subdued (not exuberant)50.177433.317
reactive (not proactive)50.9108130.113
👟 (not 🥾)50.499633.718

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Light Yagami (0.872)
  2. Rowan Pope (0.858)
  3. Dr. Rene Belloq (0.857)
  4. Dr. Harry Wells (0.852)
  5. Lex Luthor (0.84)
  6. General Kirigan (0.834)
  7. Gus Fring (0.831)
  8. Lionel Luthor (0.83)
  9. Magneto (0.829)
  10. Vicious (0.829)
  1. Rex (-0.653)
  2. Flounder (-0.637)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.634)
  4. Nelson Bighetti (-0.631)
  5. Steve Brady (-0.627)
  6. Jerry Gergich (-0.62)
  7. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.615)
  8. The Scarecrow (-0.614)
  9. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.612)
  10. Chien-Po (-0.587)

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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