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Ryuk Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Ryuk is a character from Death Note.

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
punk rock (not preppy)97.517.429
tall (not short)95.678.5409
playful (not shy)95.5138.334
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)93.7498.218
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)93.32317.813
prankster (not anti-prank)92.65311.328
psychopath (not empath)92.63417.517
👻 (not 🤖)92.2516.724
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)92.2119.020
interesting (not tiresome)92.11211.624
demonic (not angelic)91.83420.322
dystopian (not utopian)91.71110.617
funny (not humorless)91.55119.925
anarchist (not statist)90.5917.626
pro (not noob)90.414811.414
zany (not regular)90.32015.922
all-seeing (not blind)90.3278.919
cynical (not gullible)90.04110.824
never cries (not often crying)89.95121.314
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)89.82711.125
cocky (not timid)89.813917.124
weird (not normal)89.65520.532
edgy (not politically correct)89.13918.935
outlaw (not sheriff)89.08018.524
😈 (not 😇)89.08417.525
eager (not reluctant)88.14810.414
purple (not orange)88.02525.221
deviant (not average)87.74317.723
individualist (not communal)87.66723.521
kinky (not vanilla)87.45621.822
goth (not flower child)87.44227.127
goofy (not unfrivolous)87.49619.819
confident (not insecure)87.314420.427
badass (not weakass)87.233619.726
sarcastic (not genuine)87.06119.421
night owl (not morning lark)86.910018.125
insomniac (not slumbering)86.97117.918
plays hard (not works hard)86.83617.529
bold (not shy)86.746423.728
bad boy (not white knight)86.76819.328
playful (not serious)86.38812.622
important (not irrelevant)86.233820.932
mischievous (not well behaved)86.024223.325
scruffy (not manicured)85.98421.721
animalistic (not human)85.61014.824
extraordinary (not mundane)85.418327.536
coarse (not delicate)85.415515.625
🦇 (not 🐿)85.35925.528
quarrelsome (not warm)85.215720.922
muddy (not washed)85.23313.517
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.121222.019
💃 (not 🧕)85.119320.322
hipster (not basic)85.02717.615
queer (not straight)84.87022.420
slacker (not workaholic)84.84919.218
perceptive (not unobservant)84.839520.918
freelance (not corporate)84.818820.728
high IQ (not low IQ)84.747820.820
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)84.713824.319
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.626025.129
natural-talent (not hard-work)84.369.219
thick-skinned (not sensitive)84.22917.629
experimental (not reliable)84.18523.224
asexual (not sexual)83.74730.924
freak (not normie)83.512526.735
worldly (not innocent)83.424726.118
maverick (not conformist)83.425728.213
manic (not mild)83.126020.418
instinctual (not reasoned)83.011027.718
fantastical (not realistic)83.011227.935
rock (not rap)83.017330.221
nonpartisan (not activist)82.92027.415
decisive (not hesitant)82.728218.624
old (not young)82.616226.024
cold (not warm)82.615723.221
street-smart (not sheltered)82.629624.116
😀 (not 😭)82.66522.215
innovative (not routine)82.516019.317
naughty (not nice)82.125621.618
cunning (not honorable)82.016125.331
accurate (not off target)81.927215.112
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.824420.621
💀 (not 🎃)81.712030.122
quirky (not predictable)81.611123.520
junkie (not straight edge)81.57928.320
😜 (not 🤐)81.419627.325
work-first (not family-first)81.323427.824
energetic (not mellow)81.223228.013
villainous (not heroic)81.112921.227
armoured (not vulnerable)80.922322.517
alpha (not beta)80.944222.415
outsider (not insider)80.76424.020
original (not cliché)80.710418.621
cursed (not blessed)80.625025.715
spicy (not mild)80.531026.224
Russian (not French)80.54330.827
rugged (not refined)80.216221.424
unorthodox (not traditional)80.226934.513
creepy (not disarming)80.26425.930
poisonous (not nurturing)80.122628.122
harsh (not gentle)80.028616.015
chronically single (not serial dater)79.836531.117
bold (not serious)79.820124.827
messy (not neat)79.816319.422
winter (not summer)79.816927.725
deranged (not reasonable)79.717623.827
catty (not supportive)79.619327.213
queen (not princess)79.632236.014
master (not apprentice)79.546831.619
moody (not stable)79.437819.122
🧠 (not 💪)79.347829.020
scandalous (not proper)79.128925.915
dispassionate (not romantic)79.16325.423
chaotic (not orderly)79.128930.027
fast (not slow)79.036815.315
selfish (not altruistic)79.027125.730
egalitarian (not racist)79.080024.521
crazy (not sane)78.922323.819
persistent (not quitter)78.8115620.023
believable (not poorly-written)78.845020.626
trolling (not triggered)78.84427.326
smug (not sheepish)78.847726.820
relaxed (not tense)78.85527.122
twitchy (not still)78.725924.019
chatty (not reserved)78.635424.923
😎 (not 🧐)78.227833.825
flamboyant (not modest)78.126126.222
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.027226.523
explorer (not builder)78.018930.823
goof-off (not studious)78.019825.225
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.040226.223
entitled (not grateful)78.032426.316
frank (not sugarcoated)78.048730.331
resourceful (not helpless)77.978624.227
barbaric (not civilized)77.810422.226
forward (not repressed)77.727623.123
divine (not earthly)77.66430.916
jaded (not innocent)77.645925.622
gluttonous (not moderate)77.419125.714
problematic (not woke)77.329528.013
🤣 (not 😊)77.211828.623
🐐 (not 🦒)77.09531.321
insightful (not generic)77.040620.413
unstirring (not quivering)77.033431.619
loud (not quiet)76.941827.128
nonpolitical (not political)76.87226.416
realist (not idealist)76.817031.726
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)76.731232.613
nihilist (not existentialist)76.41830.319
🥾 (not 👟)76.422931.922
leisurely (not hurried)76.310730.024
feisty (not gracious)76.249031.124
highbrow (not lowbrow)76.023826.821
prideful (not envious)76.033824.823
indulgent (not sober)75.831823.121
absentminded (not focused)75.714424.721
strong identity (not social chameleon)75.763331.213
wild (not tame)75.752725.218
👽 (not 🤡)75.715624.021
lenient (not strict)75.622016.227
avant-garde (not classical)75.612129.622
pretentious (not unassuming)75.633830.822
🤫 (not 🤔)75.63132.328
backdoor (not official)75.526334.224
extravagant (not thrifty)75.433130.927
rebellious (not obedient)75.357826.519
bad-cook (not good-cook)75.318123.420
😏 (not 😬)75.029531.021
experience-oriented (not goal-oriented)74.912433.718
soulless (not soulful)74.917130.525
exhibitionist (not bashful)74.931827.623
snoops (not minds-own-business)74.766634.514
gross (not hygienic)74.711425.021
debased (not pure)74.631434.120
cat person (not dog person)74.624329.720
salacious (not wholesome)74.629131.328
crafty (not scholarly)74.440528.219
arcane (not mainstream)74.424731.817
mighty (not puny)74.361234.327
good-humored (not angry)74.342326.715
opinionated (not jealous)74.356926.213
fantasy-prone (not grounded)74.237628.313
jock (not nerd)74.130824.332
nonconformist (not social climber)74.138236.620
impartial (not biased)74.01631.916
wise (not foolish)73.839227.119
lazy (not diligent)73.85527.229
open-minded (not close-minded)73.735229.818
competent (not incompetent)73.696026.424
sassy (not chill)73.667429.116
fire (not water)73.553532.922
juvenile (not mature)73.329626.926
clinical (not heartfelt)73.325930.313
masculine (not feminine)73.272023.626
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.175132.823
spiritual (not skeptical)73.012132.725
ludicrous (not sensible)73.025728.733
extreme (not moderate)73.064031.633
air (not earth)73.06128.415
charming (not trusting)72.933722.719
chosen one (not everyman)72.830428.627
resolute (not wavering)72.654831.523
logical (not emotional)72.528835.920
childlike (not parental)72.443829.517
unemotional (not emotional)72.312230.224
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)72.349926.015
proud (not apologetic)72.193332.617
curious (not apathetic)72.057828.725
cool (not dorky)72.045834.927
cheery (not sorrowful)71.928128.129
monochrome (not multicolored)71.729232.323
stubborn (not accommodating)71.785633.024
arrogant (not humble)71.555825.122
flexible (not rigid)71.520430.025
fearmongering (not reassuring)71.531026.321
heathen (not devout)71.423537.022
historical (not modern)71.433929.319
efficient (not overprepared)71.337828.817
exaggerating (not factual)71.346325.723
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)71.253928.518
main character (not side character)71.158231.735
emancipated (not enslaved)71.155930.328
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.931632.917
creationist (not evolutionist)70.912026.615
euphoric (not resentful)70.923222.822
impulsive (not cautious)70.951033.118
hedonist (not monastic)70.926729.918
self-destructive (not self-improving)70.842930.319
exuberant (not subdued)70.848631.420
world traveler (not homebody)70.752131.119
dominant (not submissive)70.781825.232
charming (not awkward)70.665228.819
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.638133.928
vengeful (not forgiving)70.550727.226
prying (not unmeddlesome)70.575930.615
intellectual (not physical)70.473127.520
stinky (not fresh)70.418735.622
disturbing (not enchanting)70.430630.619
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.337733.326
ironic (not profound)70.320732.127
easy (not uptight)70.326430.916
bad-manners (not good-manners)69.932124.216
disorganized (not self-disciplined)69.824727.620
overspender (not penny-pincher)69.633725.626
🥳 (not 🥴)69.521934.414
unstable (not stable)69.564332.113
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)69.238027.821
hunter (not gatherer)69.261732.019
ferocious (not pacifist)69.169630.538
🦄 (not 🐴)69.133138.819
brave (not careful)69.068824.827
vague (not precise)69.012830.527
epic (not deep)69.025931.825
communist (not capitalist)68.927431.714
radical (not centrist)68.939227.820
insulting (not complimentary)68.841529.122
gloomy (not sunny)68.858133.729
haunted (not blissful)68.779833.839
impatient (not patient)68.671238.425
tardy (not on-time)68.630524.919
irreverent (not sincere)68.624829.313
bubbly (not flat)68.545831.025
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.374735.729
unfixable (not fixable)68.326434.829
comedic (not dramatic)68.321635.221
flawed (not perfect)68.383032.315
secretive (not open-book)68.275029.125
unpatriotic (not patriotic)68.110638.928
🐒 (not 🐩)68.034831.915
gamer (not non-gamer)67.930631.428
🎨 (not 🏀)67.783628.917
chill (not offended)67.627832.719
fighter (not lover)67.649731.532
off-key (not musical)67.438932.427
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')67.41826.520
extrovert (not introvert)67.365733.526
indie (not pop)67.366833.817
loose (not tight)67.228027.319
suspicious (not awkward)67.177428.214
perverted (not clean)67.033530.025
entrepreneur (not employee)67.079632.913
jovial (not noble)66.928531.716
sickly (not healthy)66.919732.213
liberal (not conservative)66.869632.621
hypochondriac (not stoic)66.822234.713
genius (not dunce)66.789429.716
outgoing (not withdrawn)66.669529.721
intimate (not formal)66.646731.721
cannibal (not vegan)66.648935.921
flirtatious (not prudish)66.562929.334
lavish (not frugal)66.347735.521
distant (not touchy-feely)66.362832.929
privileged (not oppressed)66.190527.023
🤺 (not 🏌)65.998839.419
suspicious (not trusting)65.868922.815
gossiping (not confidential)65.837434.326
📈 (not 📉)65.671734.818
whimsical (not rational)65.644838.016
hopeful (not fearful)65.575331.415
inappropriate (not seemly)65.448528.315
rough (not smooth)65.351232.923
random (not pointed)65.323731.118
things-person (not people-person)65.348236.215
ranged (not melee)65.232235.220
likes change (not resists change)65.220133.320
fortunate (not unlucky)65.138530.221
wired (not tired)64.968536.213
creative (not conventional)64.966232.623
stingy (not generous)64.840929.422
🎩 (not 🧢)64.771531.328
charismatic (not uninspiring)64.6121733.229
bitter (not sweet)64.360926.023
kangaroo (not dolphin)64.341536.915
metrosexual (not macho)64.174432.427
stylish (not slovenly)63.989228.516
slothful (not active)63.912232.830
genocidal (not not genocidal)63.830633.121
money-focused (not love-focused)63.841431.719
handshakes (not hugs)63.892925.713
annoying (not unannoying)63.857733.416
specialist (not generalist)63.768332.124
flourishing (not traumatized)63.723035.521
overachiever (not underachiever)63.7127331.421
always down (not picky)63.725434.122
cooperative (not competitive)63.641526.621
unpolished (not eloquent)63.641932.428
blacksmith (not tailor)63.642530.018
paranoid (not naive)63.575920.821
spontaneous (not scheduled)63.362236.518
machiavellian (not transparent)63.356834.115
ADHD (not OCD)63.244530.523
hippie (not militaristic)63.145828.614
artistic (not scientific)63.063429.427
English (not German)63.0143032.618
sturdy (not flimsy)62.9102534.523
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)62.860129.724
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)62.8115530.514
guarded (not open)62.7119024.230
oxymoron (not tautology)62.738330.820
natural (not mechanical)62.770433.913
welcoming experience (not cringing away)62.674730.215
legit (not scrub)62.4122234.429
demanding (not unchallenging)62.4130032.018
luddite (not technophile)62.350933.712
wolf (not bear)62.382438.020
unmotivated (not motivated)62.28033.219
abstract (not concrete)62.142535.914
💝 (not 💔)62.165136.827
frenzied (not sleepy)62.1133234.330
vain (not demure)62.069828.420
rude (not respectful)61.951328.621
rich (not poor)61.989331.221
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)61.976233.019
awkward (not comfortable)61.853638.217
receiving (not giving)61.651534.329
resistant (not resigned)61.4123837.716
indiscreet (not tactful)61.433535.317
vibrant (not geriatric)61.4108533.513
attractive (not repulsive)61.3130232.216
🤠 (not 🤑)61.393935.520
thinker (not feeler)61.359631.013
expressive (not stoic)61.287926.923
hard (not soft)61.283128.525
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.2112031.517
can't-fix-anything (not handy)61.141433.013
mad (not glad)61.081328.113
joyful (not miserable)61.050427.121
independent (not codependent)60.8103238.624
charmer (not buffoon)60.8117329.616
lion (not zebra)60.895938.718
cassanova (not love shy)60.871437.513
thin (not thick)60.788738.924
loveable (not punchable)60.799934.615
two-faced (not one-faced)60.748436.627
introspective (not not introspective)60.6102238.230
eastern (not western)60.613829.519
analysis (not common sense)60.575728.726
focused on the present (not focused on the future)60.459334.529
first-mate (not captain)60.475633.521
bookish (not sporty)60.1105530.227
expressive (not monotone)60.198731.719
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.078934.624
underthinker (not overthinker)59.927326.618
happy (not sad)59.547929.320
spirited (not lifeless)59.4142132.614
fake (not real)59.434133.614
progressive (not old-fashioned)59.284942.913
enlightened (not lost)59.061634.521
meaningful (not pointless)58.9143525.914
literary (not mathematical)58.898835.119
hard (not soft)58.890726.922
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.874531.817
🥵 (not 🥶)58.882636.322
realistic (not ambitious)58.849036.429
photographer (not physicist)58.887527.213
chivalrous (not businesslike)58.772034.121
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)58.541337.325
cruel (not kind)58.241626.227
low-tech (not high-tech)58.277637.118
urban (not rural)58.2122030.622
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.157236.725
negative (not positive)58.169234.014
lighthearted (not intense)58.045236.624
bossy (not meek)57.9125933.529
hoarder (not unprepared)57.9100231.928
varied (not repetitive)57.942634.819
questioning (not believing)57.8109435.514
authoritarian (not democratic)57.768033.923
judgemental (not accepting)57.784233.221
rustic (not cultured)57.749830.821
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.679138.419
compersive (not jealous)57.675333.619
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.679627.624
🧗 (not 🛌)57.5112635.925
Swedish (not Italian)57.566135.623
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.471236.319
minimalist (not pack rat)57.382832.129
astonishing (not methodical)57.257240.219
bright (not depressed)57.178633.629
socialist (not libertarian)57.031135.718
folksy (not presidential)56.872636.128
Coke (not Pepsi)56.766037.733
circular (not linear)56.662932.128
creator (not consumer)56.6102534.415
moist (not dry)56.474037.521
objective (not subjective)56.363434.321
vintage (not trendy)56.3131234.820
cheesy (not chic)56.289134.326
🙃 (not 🥰)56.175740.718
🐮 (not 🐷)55.9105834.226
popular (not rejected)55.987335.316
leader (not follower)55.9121727.513
aloof (not obsessed)55.829436.013
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.7106834.228
doer (not thinker)55.7118434.422
high standards (not desperate)55.7112035.626
atheist (not theist)55.5110636.127
gregarious (not private)55.460438.023
pensive (not serene)55.3154733.829
contrarian (not yes-man)55.2115737.226
traitorous (not loyal)55.137534.220
interrupting (not attentive)55.180838.424
antagonist (not protagonist)55.142134.516
empirical (not theoretical)55.096033.325
calm (not anxious)54.966131.217
remote (not involved)54.927935.527
sage (not whippersnapper)54.977432.717
spartan (not glamorous)54.9104737.518
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.780138.723
🐀 (not 🐘)54.782140.122
androgynous (not gendered)54.615336.424
shallow (not deep)54.652636.830
poetic (not factual)54.572234.223
coordinated (not clumsy)54.4128733.831
intuitive (not analytical)54.493836.214
utilitarian (not decorative)54.2122638.919
devoted (not unfaithful)54.2166633.220
cryptic (not straightforward)54.041037.228
philosophical (not real)53.948234.620
friendly (not unfriendly)53.9128325.722
reactive (not proactive)53.898635.320
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)53.8107932.413
treasure (not trash)53.5160537.824
unambitious (not driven)53.214435.823
lewd (not tasteful)53.058337.423
metaphorical (not literal)53.054938.126
practical (not imaginative)53.0123233.328
feminist (not sexist)52.9136529.915
child free (not pronatalist)52.8131639.416
wooden (not plastic)52.8147635.124
permanent (not transient)52.7109439.623
autistic (not neurotypical)52.634837.820
giggling (not chortling)52.659334.225
assertive (not passive)52.5146434.723
beautiful (not ugly)52.4164539.121
equitable (not hypocritical)52.4105831.534
fast-talking (not slow-talking)52.4126632.728
roundabout (not direct)52.148139.419
consistent (not variable)51.9123038.620
sloppy (not fussy)51.940331.813
prestigious (not disreputable)51.8129436.218
industrial (not domestic)51.8102139.124
oblivious (not alert)51.864135.921
neutral (not opinionated)51.721443.323
valedictorian (not drop out)51.6131536.916
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)51.5124135.919
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.393835.216
social (not reclusive)51.2110536.318
long-winded (not concise)51.292536.430
lustful (not chaste)51.1116633.528
Greek (not Roman)51.186831.818
cheery (not grumpy)51.087635.815
savory (not sweet)50.9118531.418
reader (not writer)50.2100139.714
go-getter (not slugabed)50.3180535.423
lawyerly (not engineerial)50.3120229.614
complicated (not simple)50.4149537.224
red (not blue)50.697342.314
🌟 (not 💩)50.5157538.117
interested (not bored)50.5161536.320

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. The Joker (0.745)
  2. Louise Belcher (0.73)
  3. Jack Sparrow (0.708)
  4. Tyler Durden (0.708)
  5. Freddy Krueger (0.693)
  6. Villanelle (0.686)
  7. Rick Sanchez (0.685)
  8. Maeby Funke (0.677)
  9. Jessa Johansson (0.673)
  10. Damon Salvatore (0.673)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.597)
  2. Matt Braden (-0.579)
  3. Billy Keikeya (-0.573)
  4. William Mason (-0.571)
  5. Julie Mayer (-0.546)
  6. George Michael Bluth (-0.542)
  7. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.537)
  8. Matt Saracen (-0.531)
  9. Ashley Wilkes (-0.528)
  10. Rita Bennett (-0.521)

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

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


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