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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 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
punk rock (not preppy)98.216.524
playful (not shy)95.7117.629
tall (not short)95.678.5409
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)93.7468.218
psychopath (not empath)92.63217.517
👻 (not 🤖)92.2216.724
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)92.2119.020
interesting (not tiresome)92.11011.624
demonic (not angelic)91.83320.322
funny (not humorless)91.54919.925
anarchist (not statist)90.5917.626
zany (not regular)90.31915.922
cynical (not gullible)90.03910.824
never cries (not often crying)89.94821.314
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)89.82411.125
cocky (not timid)89.813117.124
pro (not noob)89.716811.513
weird (not normal)89.65320.532
edgy (not politically correct)89.13518.935
outlaw (not sheriff)89.07618.524
😈 (not 😇)89.08017.525
purple (not orange)88.02325.221
deviant (not average)87.74317.723
individualist (not communal)87.66423.521
kinky (not vanilla)87.45221.822
goth (not flower child)87.43927.127
confident (not insecure)87.313520.427
badass (not weakass)87.232719.726
sarcastic (not genuine)87.05919.421
night owl (not morning lark)86.99618.125
plays hard (not works hard)86.83417.529
bad boy (not white knight)86.76519.328
playful (not serious)86.38512.622
bold (not shy)86.247924.027
important (not irrelevant)86.232220.932
mischievous (not well behaved)86.023223.325
scruffy (not manicured)85.98321.721
animalistic (not human)85.61014.824
extraordinary (not mundane)85.417527.536
🦇 (not 🐿)85.35825.528
quarrelsome (not warm)85.215120.922
muddy (not washed)85.22913.517
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.120322.019
💃 (not 🧕)85.118920.322
hipster (not basic)85.02717.615
queer (not straight)84.86722.420
slacker (not workaholic)84.84719.218
perceptive (not unobservant)84.838120.918
freelance (not corporate)84.817920.728
high IQ (not low IQ)84.746620.820
experimental (not reliable)84.77523.623
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.624925.129
natural-talent (not hard-work)84.369.518
thick-skinned (not sensitive)84.23017.629
asexual (not sexual)83.74230.924
freak (not normie)83.512026.735
worldly (not innocent)83.423426.118
instinctual (not reasoned)83.010827.718
fantastical (not realistic)83.010827.935
rock (not rap)83.016830.221
decisive (not hesitant)82.727418.624
old (not young)82.615326.024
cold (not warm)82.615523.221
street-smart (not sheltered)82.629024.116
😀 (not 😭)82.66522.215
cunning (not honorable)82.015525.331
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.823920.621
💀 (not 🎃)81.711430.122
quirky (not predictable)81.610323.520
😜 (not 🤐)81.418827.325
work-first (not family-first)81.323427.824
villainous (not heroic)81.112521.227
armoured (not vulnerable)80.921322.517
alpha (not beta)80.942722.415
outsider (not insider)80.76424.020
spicy (not mild)80.530126.224
Russian (not French)80.54130.827
rugged (not refined)80.215721.424
unorthodox (not traditional)80.225834.513
creepy (not disarming)80.26325.930
poisonous (not nurturing)80.121228.122
bold (not serious)79.819224.827
messy (not neat)79.816019.422
winter (not summer)79.816527.725
deranged (not reasonable)79.717023.827
queen (not princess)79.631336.014
master (not apprentice)79.545831.619
moody (not stable)79.436319.122
🧠 (not 💪)79.346229.020
scandalous (not proper)79.127625.915
dispassionate (not romantic)79.16225.423
chaotic (not orderly)79.127730.027
fast (not slow)79.035815.315
selfish (not altruistic)79.026225.730
egalitarian (not racist)79.078324.521
crazy (not sane)78.921223.819
frank (not sugarcoated)78.942329.729
persistent (not quitter)78.8112920.023
believable (not poorly-written)78.843920.626
trolling (not triggered)78.84027.326
relaxed (not tense)78.85527.122
twitchy (not still)78.724724.019
chatty (not reserved)78.634224.923
😎 (not 🧐)78.226933.825
flamboyant (not modest)78.125326.222
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.025426.523
explorer (not builder)78.018130.823
goof-off (not studious)78.018825.225
entitled (not grateful)78.031426.316
barbaric (not civilized)77.810022.226
jaded (not innocent)77.644125.622
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.541226.622
🤣 (not 😊)77.211428.623
resourceful (not helpless)77.081724.326
🐐 (not 🦒)77.08531.321
loud (not quiet)76.940527.128
nonpolitical (not political)76.87126.416
realist (not idealist)76.816331.726
nihilist (not existentialist)76.41630.319
🥾 (not 👟)76.422631.922
leisurely (not hurried)76.310330.623
feisty (not gracious)76.247331.124
highbrow (not lowbrow)76.022926.821
prideful (not envious)76.033324.823
indulgent (not sober)75.830923.121
lenient (not strict)75.821016.526
wild (not tame)75.751225.218
👽 (not 🤡)75.715324.021
avant-garde (not classical)75.611729.622
pretentious (not unassuming)75.633130.822
🤫 (not 🤔)75.62632.328
backdoor (not official)75.525234.224
extravagant (not thrifty)75.431830.927
rebellious (not obedient)75.355726.519
bad-cook (not good-cook)75.317823.420
😏 (not 😬)75.028431.021
soulless (not soulful)74.916830.525
exhibitionist (not bashful)74.930727.623
debased (not pure)74.630034.120
cat person (not dog person)74.623429.720
crafty (not scholarly)74.438928.219
arcane (not mainstream)74.423731.817
mighty (not puny)74.359834.327
good-humored (not angry)74.341726.715
opinionated (not jealous)74.355026.213
jock (not nerd)74.129824.332
wise (not foolish)73.837727.119
lazy (not diligent)73.85227.229
salacious (not wholesome)73.729331.527
open-minded (not close-minded)73.734129.818
competent (not incompetent)73.693526.424
fire (not water)73.551632.922
juvenile (not mature)73.328426.926
masculine (not feminine)73.270423.626
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.173232.823
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.126925.920
spiritual (not skeptical)73.011832.725
dominant (not submissive)73.072224.230
ludicrous (not sensible)73.025228.733
extreme (not moderate)73.062231.633
air (not earth)73.05628.415
charming (not trusting)72.932522.719
chosen one (not everyman)72.829428.627
resolute (not wavering)72.653231.523
logical (not emotional)72.527635.920
impartial (not biased)72.52032.415
unemotional (not emotional)72.311930.224
impulsive (not cautious)72.245031.916
curious (not apathetic)72.055928.725
cool (not dorky)72.044434.927
cheery (not sorrowful)71.927328.129
monochrome (not multicolored)71.728332.323
stubborn (not accommodating)71.782433.024
arrogant (not humble)71.553825.122
flexible (not rigid)71.519930.025
heathen (not devout)71.422837.022
historical (not modern)71.432629.319
efficient (not overprepared)71.336728.817
exaggerating (not factual)71.345125.723
main character (not side character)71.156431.735
emancipated (not enslaved)71.153630.328
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.931132.917
hedonist (not monastic)70.924829.918
self-destructive (not self-improving)70.841030.319
exuberant (not subdued)70.846731.420
charming (not awkward)70.663428.819
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.636833.928
intellectual (not physical)70.470927.520
stinky (not fresh)70.418135.622
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.336633.326
ironic (not profound)70.319732.127
vengeful (not forgiving)69.851227.525
overspender (not penny-pincher)69.632625.626
🥳 (not 🥴)69.521034.414
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)69.237027.821
ferocious (not pacifist)69.267130.937
hunter (not gatherer)69.259832.019
🦄 (not 🐴)69.132038.819
epic (not deep)69.024831.825
radical (not centrist)68.937427.820
insulting (not complimentary)68.840229.122
gloomy (not sunny)68.856633.729
vague (not precise)68.713031.026
haunted (not blissful)68.776933.839
disorganized (not self-disciplined)68.625127.919
impatient (not patient)68.669138.425
tardy (not on-time)68.629524.919
unfixable (not fixable)68.325434.829
comedic (not dramatic)68.320935.221
brave (not careful)68.269925.026
secretive (not open-book)68.272829.125
unpatriotic (not patriotic)68.110038.928
🐒 (not 🐩)68.033831.915
gamer (not non-gamer)67.929831.428
🎨 (not 🏀)67.780828.917
chill (not offended)67.627332.719
fighter (not lover)67.647931.532
off-key (not musical)67.437732.427
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')67.41726.520
extrovert (not introvert)67.363633.526
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.378035.928
indie (not pop)67.364533.817
loose (not tight)67.227127.319
suspicious (not awkward)67.175528.214
perverted (not clean)67.032530.025
sickly (not healthy)66.919232.213
liberal (not conservative)66.867332.621
genius (not dunce)66.787229.716
intimate (not formal)66.645431.721
cannibal (not vegan)66.647235.921
flirtatious (not prudish)66.561129.334
lavish (not frugal)66.346435.521
distant (not touchy-feely)66.360932.929
privileged (not oppressed)66.188327.023
🤺 (not 🏌)65.996139.419
suspicious (not trusting)65.866622.815
gossiping (not confidential)65.835734.326
📈 (not 📉)65.669534.818
whimsical (not rational)65.643238.016
rough (not smooth)65.349832.923
random (not pointed)65.322831.118
ranged (not melee)65.231235.220
fortunate (not unlucky)65.137430.221
creative (not conventional)64.963532.623
stingy (not generous)64.839829.422
hypochondriac (not stoic)64.826735.412
indiscreet (not tactful)64.724333.616
🎩 (not 🧢)64.768931.328
charismatic (not uninspiring)64.6118733.229
bitter (not sweet)64.359026.023
metrosexual (not macho)64.172732.427
stylish (not slovenly)63.986528.516
slothful (not active)63.911732.830
genocidal (not not genocidal)63.829533.121
money-focused (not love-focused)63.840131.719
specialist (not generalist)63.766232.124
flourishing (not traumatized)63.722735.521
overachiever (not underachiever)63.7124331.421
always down (not picky)63.725134.122
cooperative (not competitive)63.640926.621
blacksmith (not tailor)63.641830.018
paranoid (not naive)63.573220.821
artistic (not scientific)63.460729.926
spontaneous (not scheduled)63.360036.518
machiavellian (not transparent)63.355134.115
ADHD (not OCD)63.243430.523
English (not German)63.0139232.618
sturdy (not flimsy)62.9100234.523
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)62.857729.724
unpolished (not eloquent)62.842732.727
guarded (not open)62.7115624.230
oxymoron (not tautology)62.736630.820
introspective (not not introspective)62.491437.529
legit (not scrub)62.4119234.429
demanding (not unchallenging)62.4125632.018
luddite (not technophile)62.349633.712
unmotivated (not motivated)62.27933.219
abstract (not concrete)62.141235.914
💝 (not 💔)62.163936.827
frenzied (not sleepy)62.1129334.330
vain (not demure)62.067428.420
rude (not respectful)61.949328.621
rich (not poor)61.986531.221
receiving (not giving)61.650234.329
resistant (not resigned)61.4120937.716
vibrant (not geriatric)61.4105333.513
attractive (not repulsive)61.3126232.216
🤠 (not 🤑)61.391835.520
expressive (not stoic)61.285626.923
hard (not soft)61.280128.525
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.2108931.517
mad (not glad)61.079328.113
joyful (not miserable)61.049527.121
independent (not codependent)60.8100038.624
thin (not thick)60.786338.924
loveable (not punchable)60.797234.615
two-faced (not one-faced)60.747236.627
eastern (not western)60.613529.519
analysis (not common sense)60.573428.726
first-mate (not captain)60.473833.521
bookish (not sporty)60.1101930.227
expressive (not monotone)60.195631.719
hoarder (not unprepared)60.087630.527
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.076534.624
🧗 (not 🛌)59.8101734.724
happy (not sad)59.546329.320
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.262935.227
enlightened (not lost)59.060434.521
literary (not mathematical)58.895435.119
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.872331.817
🥵 (not 🥶)58.880336.322
realistic (not ambitious)58.847536.429
chivalrous (not businesslike)58.770434.121
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)58.540537.325
cruel (not kind)58.240326.227
low-tech (not high-tech)58.275837.118
urban (not rural)58.2118430.622
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.155536.725
lighthearted (not intense)58.044636.624
bossy (not meek)57.9122634.128
varied (not repetitive)57.940634.819
authoritarian (not democratic)57.765733.923
judgemental (not accepting)57.781733.221
rustic (not cultured)57.749330.821
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.676538.419
compersive (not jealous)57.674133.619
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.677827.624
Swedish (not Italian)57.564035.623
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.468836.319
minimalist (not pack rat)57.381132.129
astonishing (not methodical)57.255340.219
bright (not depressed)57.177033.629
socialist (not libertarian)57.030435.718
hard (not soft)57.093226.321
folksy (not presidential)56.870836.128
🐀 (not 🐘)56.770940.121
Coke (not Pepsi)56.763237.733
circular (not linear)56.661332.128
empirical (not theoretical)56.583233.124
moist (not dry)56.471737.521
objective (not subjective)56.361334.321
vintage (not trendy)56.3127634.820
cheesy (not chic)56.286634.326
🙃 (not 🥰)56.173340.718
🐮 (not 🐷)55.9102734.226
aloof (not obsessed)55.828736.013
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.7104234.228
doer (not thinker)55.7116034.422
high standards (not desperate)55.7108535.626
atheist (not theist)55.5107636.127
gregarious (not private)55.459038.023
pensive (not serene)55.3150733.829
contrarian (not yes-man)55.2111837.226
traitorous (not loyal)55.136534.220
interrupting (not attentive)55.178038.424
antagonist (not protagonist)55.140934.516
calm (not anxious)54.964831.217
remote (not involved)54.927135.527
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.777938.723
androgynous (not gendered)54.615036.424
shallow (not deep)54.651536.830
poetic (not factual)54.570334.223
coordinated (not clumsy)54.4125933.831
utilitarian (not decorative)54.2119838.919
devoted (not unfaithful)54.2162133.220
cryptic (not straightforward)54.039737.228
philosophical (not real)53.946334.620
reactive (not proactive)53.895235.320
sage (not whippersnapper)53.782133.416
treasure (not trash)53.5156337.824
chaste (not lustful)53.473532.226
unambitious (not driven)53.214235.823
lewd (not tasteful)53.056637.423
metaphorical (not literal)53.053138.126
practical (not imaginative)53.0119933.328
feminist (not sexist)52.9132829.915
child free (not pronatalist)52.8128439.416
wooden (not plastic)52.8143835.124
permanent (not transient)52.7106139.623
autistic (not neurotypical)52.632937.820
giggling (not chortling)52.658234.225
assertive (not passive)52.5142734.723
beautiful (not ugly)52.4159739.121
equitable (not hypocritical)52.4103231.534
fast-talking (not slow-talking)52.4123132.728
roundabout (not direct)52.147239.419
consistent (not variable)51.9120538.620
prestigious (not disreputable)51.8126236.218
industrial (not domestic)51.8100339.124
oblivious (not alert)51.862835.921
neutral (not opinionated)51.721043.323
valedictorian (not drop out)51.6128336.916
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)51.5121335.919
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.391435.216
social (not reclusive)51.2107736.318
long-winded (not concise)51.290536.430
Greek (not Roman)51.184431.818
go-getter (not slugabed)50.3176135.423
complicated (not simple)50.4144837.224
🌟 (not 💩)50.5153438.117
interested (not bored)50.5158136.320

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 (0.742)
  2. Louise Belcher (0.738)
  3. Jack Sparrow (0.724)
  4. Tyler Durden (0.712)
  5. Rick Sanchez (0.701)
  6. Maeby Funke (0.694)
  7. Lily (0.687)
  8. Villanelle (0.687)
  9. Freddy Krueger (0.685)
  10. Mazikeen (0.683)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.634)
  2. Matt Braden (-0.6)
  3. Billy Keikeya (-0.597)
  4. William Mason (-0.586)
  5. George Michael Bluth (-0.578)
  6. Julie Mayer (-0.572)
  7. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.557)
  8. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.551)
  9. Dan Espinoza (-0.55)
  10. Alan Harper (-0.548)

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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