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Forrest Gump Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Forrest Gump is a character from Forrest Gump.

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
loyal (not traitorous)96.2207.7167
main character (not side character)96.1449.481
kind (not cruel)96.1117.0174
devoted (not unfaithful)95.9147.5100
one-faced (not two-faced)95.2212.2172
protagonist (not antagonist)94.8910.894
forgiving (not vengeful)94.137.7163
genuine (not sarcastic)93.5411.4230
😇 (not 😈)93.51111.4609
love-focused (not money-focused)93.13211.992
humble (not arrogant)92.7910.4151
persistent (not quitter)92.617411.9570
angelic (not demonic)92.5710.6153
accepting (not judgemental)92.01710.4166
wholesome (not salacious)91.91412.4511
heroic (not villainous)91.57411.9212
soulful (not soulless)91.35415.9237
generous (not stingy)91.12013.9185
pure (not debased)91.01012.0189
grateful (not entitled)90.61114.4164
optimistic (not pessimistic)90.53913.3193
clean (not perverted)90.24914.5161
giving (not receiving)90.21510.482
sweet (not bitter)90.13513.1164
open-book (not secretive)89.51316.4244
trusting (not suspicious)89.11215.0225
innocent (not jaded)89.11217.192
respectful (not rude)89.15915.1235
treasure (not trash)89.011614.6656
altruistic (not selfish)88.92613.5317
not genocidal (not genocidal)88.79921.397
flower child (not goth)88.59513.692
motivated (not unmotivated)88.240115.2115
honorable (not cunning)88.02815.6403
diligent (not lazy)87.744412.6181
🌟 (not 💩)87.616116.4571
active (not slothful)87.221716.5219
loveable (not punchable)87.17016.6231
egalitarian (not racist)87.128114.3469
nurturing (not poisonous)86.910316.7147
white knight (not bad boy)86.85115.9103
important (not irrelevant)86.232218.9579
warm (not cold)86.011016.2205
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)85.84817.3543
family-first (not work-first)85.412318.0265
equitable (not hypocritical)85.21715.9329
gullible (not cynical)85.23920.1104
good-humored (not angry)85.013216.0162
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.824120.5216
complimentary (not insulting)84.87216.5211
lover (not fighter)84.86320.2138
extraordinary (not mundane)84.419919.1194
straightforward (not cryptic)84.35621.4214
interesting (not tiresome)84.315216.8195
open-minded (not close-minded)84.27817.0160
warm (not quarrelsome)84.16317.9186
naive (not paranoid)83.82219.799
glad (not mad)83.66616.7550
unassuming (not pretentious)83.42122.8537
patriotic (not unpatriotic)83.412518.7525
transparent (not machiavellian)83.41924.796
innocent (not worldly)83.23620.8226
cooperative (not competitive)83.15821.8168
vanilla (not kinky)83.14921.0151
romantic (not dispassionate)83.021119.0235
patient (not impatient)82.86723.6238
sunny (not gloomy)82.614718.7231
🤠 (not 🤑)82.610919.5512
summer (not winter)82.516617.999
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.135719.2203
autistic (not neurotypical)82.0620.8253
water (not fire)82.05620.9156
go-getter (not slugabed)81.842220.0455
awkward (not suspicious)81.75818.2147
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.615721.6495
well behaved (not mischievous)81.69920.7184
interested (not bored)81.614820.9127
pacifist (not ferocious)81.56519.8210
modest (not flamboyant)81.312721.7225
gracious (not feisty)81.22119.4217
🐿 (not 🦇)81.214019.1473
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)81.28822.7503
morning lark (not night owl)81.05317.5254
joyful (not miserable)81.010919.2529
empath (not psychopath)81.025421.9144
meek (not bossy)80.86216.5214
👟 (not 🥾)80.87127.0584
🧢 (not 🎩)80.317025.8513
workaholic (not slacker)80.267920.3177
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.915321.694
demure (not vain)79.74223.5162
low-tech (not high-tech)79.713020.7220
submissive (not dominant)79.512221.1270
human (not animalistic)79.541023.6190
soft (not hard)79.516119.8228
rural (not urban)79.57622.3508
tall (not short)79.323316.0315
😊 (not 🤣)79.316724.0568
🧗 (not 🛌)79.235823.3539
English (not German)78.936423.0211
curious (not apathetic)78.827623.9166
vintage (not trendy)78.739421.3157
🎃 (not 💀)78.510520.2124
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.59424.8174
driven (not unambitious)78.488124.6232
brave (not careful)78.430322.5209
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.422323.6245
believable (not poorly-written)78.446220.2206
soft (not hard)78.218223.6214
slow-talking (not fast-talking)78.15426.7228
weird (not normal)77.931719.4238
chill (not offended)77.99121.5231
on-time (not tardy)77.256725.6165
timid (not cocky)77.27220.976
straight (not queer)77.157324.9176
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.111922.2205
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)77.041423.5149
obedient (not rebellious)77.014022.7147
civilized (not barbaric)76.953823.1158
open (not guarded)76.88225.6158
legit (not scrub)76.651021.0416
oblivious (not alert)76.511225.2508
wooden (not plastic)76.525422.1127
devout (not heathen)76.313324.4199
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)76.321724.8148
😀 (not 😭)76.316724.3528
vulnerable (not armoured)76.212422.4171
nonpolitical (not political)76.08225.2153
accommodating (not stubborn)76.06027.5184
🤔 (not 🤫)75.98122.8447
yes-man (not contrarian)75.96024.094
mild (not spicy)75.713321.7311
prudish (not flirtatious)75.714220.783
doer (not thinker)75.633826.7186
democratic (not authoritarian)75.517923.4163
proper (not scandalous)75.528724.6164
beautiful (not ugly)75.492722.7238
feminist (not sexist)75.466819.7408
works hard (not plays hard)75.354624.8234
🥰 (not 🙃)75.219829.0458
neat (not messy)74.853926.8240
emotional (not unemotional)74.762127.978
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.611228.0271
chaste (not lustful)74.611623.4196
trusting (not charming)74.57828.2163
disarming (not creepy)74.450621.9270
overachiever (not underachiever)74.379728.4134
frank (not sugarcoated)74.364126.593
explorer (not builder)74.128123.8159
blissful (not haunted)73.911826.5164
attentive (not interrupting)73.727626.3160
minimalist (not pack rat)73.716724.1437
unchallenging (not demanding)73.66125.8179
lighthearted (not intense)73.514529.3217
💝 (not 💔)73.428530.4442
cheery (not sorrowful)73.324324.0161
luddite (not technophile)73.312621.9151
deep (not shallow)73.144324.4689
outsider (not insider)73.123230.1214
📈 (not 📉)73.027726.2517
frugal (not lavish)72.827522.3162
theist (not atheist)72.815124.8196
asexual (not sexual)72.416623.5158
fortunate (not unlucky)72.119426.8197
dorky (not cool)72.029125.0487
preppy (not punk rock)72.056621.9191
low self esteem (not narcissistic)71.717819.3217
provincial (not cosmopolitan)71.517026.8247
badass (not weakass)71.492025.4154
healthy (not sickly)71.376525.3306
compersive (not jealous)71.326525.3160
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.242325.2517
historical (not modern)71.133922.3146
stuttering (not rhythmic)70.910725.6218
arcane (not mainstream)70.835926.8180
domestic (not industrial)70.819726.0181
tasteful (not lewd)70.853424.6167
gatherer (not hunter)70.836826.4187
self-disciplined (not disorganized)70.691426.8159
happy (not sad)70.623223.5217
gendered (not androgynous)70.6116828.0230
direct (not roundabout)70.571830.3218
fresh (not stinky)70.479923.6554
existentialist (not nihilist)69.926324.5164
juvenile (not mature)69.936524.6233
washed (not muddy)69.860924.192
sober (not indulgent)69.728232.1169
passive (not assertive)69.514727.7205
dog person (not cat person)69.537529.098
quirky (not predictable)69.534627.8106
low IQ (not high IQ)69.410629.2191
masculine (not feminine)69.481521.4213
chatty (not reserved)69.155131.5165
sheeple (not conspiracist)69.15624.4196
beta (not alpha)69.132925.2265
spontaneous (not deliberate)68.934031.6166
zany (not regular)68.953226.8493
impartial (not biased)68.83728.7209
simple (not complicated)68.813232.0174
confidential (not gossiping)68.885028.8189
folksy (not presidential)68.837627.3207
freelance (not corporate)68.867429.2189
reliable (not experimental)68.849831.3205
cheesy (not chic)68.644424.486
sporty (not bookish)68.539327.9202
sheltered (not street-smart)68.529127.2158
rock (not rap)68.3111324.9101
resourceful (not helpless)68.2120127.0191
spiritual (not skeptical)68.018924.8184
resolute (not wavering)67.974628.7483
vibrant (not geriatric)67.879027.9201
basic (not hipster)67.754328.1151
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)67.741226.4170
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)67.775432.397
funny (not humorless)67.663327.9216
unambiguous (not mysterious)67.547428.6200
bashful (not exhibitionist)67.514729.1143
bright (not depressed)67.441922.2151
young (not old)67.388220.9183
factual (not exaggerating)67.249631.8153
neutral (not opinionated)67.23631.6192
idealist (not realist)67.142031.9268
lenient (not strict)67.043827.1239
stable (not moody)67.020024.5159
always down (not picky)66.817630.381
sheriff (not outlaw)66.755429.1194
vegan (not cannibal)66.654323.3187
statist (not anarchist)66.642825.6365
thrifty (not extravagant)66.644528.3134
stoic (not hypochondriac)66.455728.279
emancipated (not enslaved)66.378326.2185
clumsy (not coordinated)66.233327.0185
prestigious (not disreputable)66.175227.6148
chosen one (not everyman)66.152733.091
awkward (not charming)66.031929.5214
🐮 (not 🐷)65.934326.6388
ambitious (not realistic)65.967431.4148
involved (not remote)65.793926.9171
🦄 (not 🐴)65.739832.5454
🐒 (not 🐩)65.740627.8480
opinionated (not jealous)65.6101425.9107
tame (not wild)65.538028.3300
prideful (not envious)65.499525.2176
creative (not conventional)65.262731.3195
consistent (not variable)65.264032.2204
astonishing (not methodical)65.033029.5203
literal (not metaphorical)65.061835.5277
fantastical (not realistic)64.946230.1146
instinctual (not reasoned)64.766530.5199
efficient (not overprepared)64.779329.2196
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.533226.6218
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.540526.9144
unprepared (not hoarder)64.424524.6125
gregarious (not private)64.338429.3190
imaginative (not practical)64.039731.6208
nerd (not jock)63.882828.5246
smooth (not rough)63.853929.1168
crafty (not scholarly)63.877825.8164
utilitarian (not decorative)63.878226.7146
calm (not anxious)63.739528.9156
impulsive (not cautious)63.367029.3229
artistic (not scientific)63.261128.0166
manicured (not scruffy)63.297825.9153
multicolored (not monochrome)63.152033.6128
perceptive (not unobservant)63.0137632.1213
non-gamer (not gamer)63.083733.9120
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.964924.5384
mighty (not puny)62.7106826.1159
lowbrow (not highbrow)62.526327.3185
emotional (not logical)62.472731.3199
giggling (not chortling)62.431428.3163
comedic (not dramatic)62.433528.3159
centrist (not radical)62.433428.070
orderly (not chaotic)62.376029.1183
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.353927.9156
freak (not normie)62.372027.4177
attractive (not repulsive)62.2123522.4179
tailor (not blacksmith)62.188029.4126
first-mate (not captain)61.971333.5204
politically correct (not edgy)61.851826.7171
quiet (not loud)61.763629.9186
western (not eastern)61.790231.1388
social (not reclusive)61.772029.2511
spontaneous (not scheduled)61.562934.5216
reasonable (not deranged)61.483427.1481
serene (not pensive)61.47430.8128
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.357731.1169
oppressed (not privileged)61.341325.4212
long-winded (not concise)61.244330.989
flexible (not rigid)61.147131.6161
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.053729.5441
😬 (not 😏)60.944028.4479
fixable (not unfixable)60.983629.8160
orange (not purple)60.851431.3141
physical (not intellectual)60.748031.2171
empirical (not theoretical)60.755231.0219
leisurely (not hurried)60.741427.5169
sensible (not ludicrous)60.590429.4163
oxymoron (not tautology)60.552430.044
💪 (not 🧠)60.440231.8602
precise (not vague)60.3103430.6217
🐘 (not 🐀)60.259930.1434
🏀 (not 🎨)60.256232.6156
bold (not serious)59.978430.2252
earth (not air)59.994333.5154
literary (not mathematical)59.889826.3155
monastic (not hedonist)59.737826.2300
frenzied (not sleepy)59.7142627.1178
French (not Russian)59.685727.3141
whimsical (not rational)59.557931.4180
official (not backdoor)59.460430.1198
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.3111127.8198
💃 (not 🧕)59.3103128.4455
indiscreet (not tactful)59.237329.9430
ADHD (not OCD)59.253333.2120
monotone (not expressive)59.244930.6105
relaxed (not tense)59.127029.2171
introspective (not not introspective)59.1106331.6384
sturdy (not flimsy)59.1114430.3202
profound (not ironic)59.158931.8145
rustic (not cultured)59.145631.385
real (not philosophical)58.9102932.5216
😜 (not 🤐)58.870629.4405
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.857330.4156
🥳 (not 🥴)58.749829.8516
poetic (not factual)58.655532.0227
indie (not pop)58.4103330.779
touchy-feely (not distant)58.263331.3106
🏌 (not 🤺)57.925830.1535
bold (not shy)57.8153730.9211
rich (not poor)57.698530.1149
apprentice (not master)57.650631.2214
triggered (not trolling)57.6114525.7160
metrosexual (not macho)57.4101826.6181
Coke (not Pepsi)57.457434.7137
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.399030.0170
pro (not noob)57.0135230.4502
off-key (not musical)57.083630.4194
confident (not insecure)56.9122828.8270
abstract (not concrete)56.957933.1563
Greek (not Roman)56.943929.0140
resistant (not resigned)56.8143630.8299
moist (not dry)56.869827.7167
🤖 (not 👻)56.768730.9391
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.672535.7219
random (not pointed)56.637034.0149
unpolished (not eloquent)56.460229.1158
liberal (not conservative)56.4109528.9490
decisive (not hesitant)56.3126230.8204
slovenly (not stylish)56.354127.0155
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.0112635.8175
thin (not thick)55.9104528.4197
dunce (not genius)55.842329.5427
knowledgeable (not ignorant)55.8134730.4211
melee (not ranged)55.749129.2139
refined (not rugged)55.5101426.4165
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)55.589627.0528
sane (not crazy)55.182026.7473
competent (not incompetent)55.0152727.8218
🐐 (not 🦒)54.9121332.9475
reactive (not proactive)54.989332.979
playful (not serious)54.370329.4159
extrovert (not introvert)54.3103831.3206
flourishing (not traumatized)54.149028.8223
👽 (not 🤡)53.998928.4478
moderate (not extreme)53.763231.3283
aloof (not obsessed)53.536031.8151
wise (not foolish)53.4108127.0229
permanent (not transient)53.4102431.8159
deep (not epic)53.483932.7135
🥵 (not 🥶)53.4104326.4114
repetitive (not varied)53.1113331.9298
classical (not avant-garde)52.7107929.1135
queen (not princess)52.7120635.572
shy (not playful)52.648929.3163
subjective (not objective)52.690332.8192
fast (not slow)52.4143135.2153
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.476529.9124
enlightened (not lost)52.085330.2196
drop out (not valedictorian)51.965731.4493
circular (not linear)51.887332.2167
goof-off (not studious)51.663529.1489
Swedish (not Italian)51.689230.0139
deviant (not average)51.5123731.9193
intimate (not formal)51.599631.4459
😎 (not 🧐)51.5105331.8473
desperate (not high standards)51.569426.8187
independent (not codependent)51.4126531.2165
individualist (not communal)51.4122133.3183
expressive (not stoic)51.3116933.1158
libertarian (not socialist)51.3118431.3192
generalist (not specialist)51.262530.8139
traditional (not unorthodox)51.283933.2200
tight (not loose)51.2133630.6191
twitchy (not still)51.1122432.2142
subdued (not exuberant)50.180532.0159
child free (not pronatalist)50.6135630.8159
sage (not whippersnapper)50.697329.0139
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)50.6114532.0153
analysis (not common sense)50.4117928.596
often crying (not never cries)50.682728.186

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Bucket (0.833)
  2. Ted Lasso (0.789)
  3. Aang (0.781)
  4. Littlefoot (0.773)
  5. Mumen Rider (0.772)
  6. Penny (0.769)
  7. Alphonse Elric (0.768)
  8. Emmet Brickowski (0.763)
  9. Sam Obisanya (0.761)
  10. Dorothy Gale (0.754)
  1. Hans (-0.671)
  2. Scar (-0.669)
  3. Cypher (-0.668)
  4. Ryan Howard (-0.661)
  5. Randall Boggs (-0.653)
  6. Cal Hockley (-0.641)
  7. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.641)
  8. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.623)
  9. Commodus (-0.616)
  10. King Claudius (-0.614)

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

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


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