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Tim Riggins Personality Statistics

Tim Riggins is a character from Friday Night Lights. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
masculine (not feminine)96.197.241
sporty (not bookish)95.4413.764
jock (not nerd)94.7211.051
straight (not queer)94.1810.852
😏 (not 😬)93.3211.322
attractive (not repulsive)92.72110.045
cool (not dorky)92.7129.822
hunter (not gatherer)92.7238.815
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)92.74910.322
drop out (not valedictorian)92.099.020
spontaneous (not scheduled)91.23910.648
rebellious (not obedient)91.27914.960
wild (not tame)90.9489.358
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)90.81011.632
impulsive (not cautious)90.45415.454
indulgent (not sober)90.13110.354
edgy (not politically correct)90.02412.046
unpolished (not eloquent)90.0179.745
street-smart (not sheltered)89.96113.957
mischievous (not well behaved)89.91009.550
outlaw (not sheriff)89.44710.453
scruffy (not manicured)89.14012.454
beautiful (not ugly)89.018518.764
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)88.91710.314
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)88.82420.463
night owl (not morning lark)88.8429.661
rugged (not refined)88.73119.954
lenient (not strict)88.22014.460
blacksmith (not tailor)88.1149.316
messy (not neat)87.83912.846
physical (not intellectual)87.71713.241
alpha (not beta)87.713818.956
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)87.74020.119
macho (not metrosexual)87.71818.124
rural (not urban)87.61214.222
💪 (not 🧠)87.52018.232
freelance (not corporate)87.5849.614
moody (not stable)87.48714.255
lustful (not chaste)87.15419.256
scandalous (not proper)87.16714.868
😎 (not 🧐)86.95219.319
chaotic (not orderly)86.68811.042
mighty (not puny)86.310612.547
important (not irrelevant)86.321517.430
dominant (not submissive)86.021317.069
goof-off (not studious)85.96111.318
charming (not awkward)85.98419.970
spicy (not mild)85.810917.254
competitive (not cooperative)85.519519.033
punk rock (not preppy)85.58919.913
bold (not shy)85.039519.472
real (not philosophical)84.92317.353
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.87117.115
gendered (not androgynous)84.426423.253
feisty (not gracious)84.413216.246
🧢 (not 🎩)83.97624.815
western (not eastern)83.92014.032
poor (not rich)83.84020.755
brave (not careful)83.69716.154
instinctual (not reasoned)83.36920.354
crafty (not scholarly)83.28315.561
focused on the present (not focused on the future)83.01219.751
charming (not trusting)82.85315.346
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.723721.152
😜 (not 🤐)82.710814.620
backdoor (not official)82.49517.255
deviant (not average)82.113617.854
off-key (not musical)81.83416.915
ferocious (not pacifist)81.721416.851
spontaneous (not deliberate)81.76817.545
cannibal (not vegan)81.510616.324
folksy (not presidential)81.57219.412
astonishing (not methodical)81.42417.645
guarded (not open)81.226125.150
tall (not short)81.212114.744
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)81.219021.752
intimate (not formal)81.03916.329
leisurely (not hurried)80.84218.456
disorganized (not self-disciplined)80.18222.148
loose (not tight)79.86619.313
variable (not consistent)79.8258.89
💃 (not 🧕)79.720819.721
nonpolitical (not political)79.63117.849
confidential (not gossiping)79.627121.749
provincial (not cosmopolitan)79.54923.748
young (not old)79.427919.658
independent (not codependent)79.224128.947
🐒 (not 🐩)79.06726.614
slacker (not workaholic)78.96215.446
suspicious (not awkward)78.422116.247
low-tech (not high-tech)78.311019.443
🥳 (not 🥴)78.24029.417
armoured (not vulnerable)77.822422.939
pro (not noob)77.742620.419
kinky (not vanilla)77.616422.970
unprepared (not hoarder)77.42920.456
oppressed (not privileged)77.36429.115
spelunker (not claustrophobic)77.29521.013
skeptical (not spiritual)77.031120.352
extreme (not moderate)76.935420.759
resistant (not resigned)76.622327.575
🐘 (not 🐀)76.47823.427
emotional (not logical)76.320324.659
unorthodox (not traditional)76.323823.759
miserable (not joyful)76.320521.219
hedonist (not monastic)76.19126.714
impatient (not patient)76.031521.863
anarchist (not statist)76.013020.322
🥰 (not 🙃)75.911833.321
individualist (not communal)75.824425.448
disreputable (not prestigious)75.89322.447
🤠 (not 🤑)75.818929.624
barbaric (not civilized)75.78716.656
assertive (not passive)75.647427.249
soulful (not soulless)75.648322.249
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.521220.829
🤺 (not 🏌)75.337220.721
mad (not glad)75.223518.821
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.216126.223
hard (not soft)75.028622.447
😈 (not 😇)75.022827.820
luddite (not technophile)74.99315.336
plays hard (not works hard)74.813021.848
rough (not smooth)74.815927.852
quarrelsome (not warm)74.629525.754
unlucky (not fortunate)74.415827.236
lowbrow (not highbrow)74.46126.250
hard (not soft)74.429524.443
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.429727.326
sad (not happy)74.220618.352
🌟 (not 💩)73.950526.520
moist (not dry)73.98824.410
playful (not shy)73.546125.359
gloomy (not sunny)73.528124.814
lewd (not tasteful)73.311821.753
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.319329.648
bold (not serious)73.125425.851
multicolored (not monochrome)72.818927.146
funny (not humorless)72.533225.546
complicated (not simple)72.441030.065
ludicrous (not sensible)72.318419.454
vague (not precise)72.06022.859
lost (not enlightened)71.521320.019
efficient (not overprepared)71.429114.814
extraordinary (not mundane)71.246824.842
child free (not pronatalist)71.032221.936
reserved (not chatty)70.927329.443
🥾 (not 👟)70.822233.624
interesting (not tiresome)70.646731.155
disarming (not creepy)70.647322.443
thick (not thin)70.419617.155
thick-skinned (not sensitive)70.325326.038
aloof (not obsessed)70.22323.248
juvenile (not mature)70.127424.441
foolish (not wise)70.120121.946
rude (not respectful)69.923721.048
frugal (not lavish)69.629426.671
unassuming (not pretentious)69.413331.225
arrogant (not humble)69.343824.444
heathen (not devout)69.220524.165
secretive (not open-book)69.245728.423
intense (not lighthearted)69.154428.916
dunce (not genius)69.013018.766
🐐 (not 🦒)69.023834.728
sorrowful (not cheery)68.937421.650
poetic (not factual)68.718724.718
debased (not pure)68.532227.359
industrial (not domestic)68.423429.041
stoic (not expressive)68.322127.838
fast (not slow)68.354129.624
slovenly (not stylish)68.216525.346
active (not slothful)68.178429.149
👻 (not 🤖)68.123929.816
vain (not demure)68.036525.732
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.037425.651
heroic (not villainous)67.966124.141
emancipated (not enslaved)67.747828.856
arcane (not mainstream)67.732326.255
unambitious (not driven)67.63225.857
realist (not idealist)67.627329.738
artistic (not scientific)67.431823.648
traumatized (not flourishing)67.445625.416
crazy (not sane)67.335623.224
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)67.229035.738
remote (not involved)67.15830.044
demonic (not angelic)67.127920.343
suspicious (not trusting)66.846322.944
depressed (not bright)66.822124.954
believable (not poorly-written)66.884826.120
persistent (not quitter)66.7107224.821
decisive (not hesitant)66.264828.845
confident (not insecure)66.062730.657
angry (not good-humored)65.928425.256
vibrant (not geriatric)65.959129.512
whimsical (not rational)65.829227.653
healthy (not sickly)65.868827.341
private (not gregarious)65.747729.438
kind (not cruel)65.768221.849
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.716828.118
bossy (not meek)65.667526.047
loveable (not punchable)65.649028.419
reclusive (not social)65.529628.823
slugabed (not go-getter)65.55428.311
coordinated (not clumsy)65.465230.151
neurotypical (not autistic)65.373124.644
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.333625.653
animalistic (not human)65.315326.254
literal (not metaphorical)65.041329.347
sturdy (not flimsy)64.863632.215
libertarian (not socialist)64.724229.841
family-first (not work-first)64.741327.060
whippersnapper (not sage)64.130233.920
conservative (not liberal)64.123333.831
treasure (not trash)63.983928.835
chill (not offended)63.924433.717
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.869329.958
direct (not roundabout)63.766032.539
loyal (not traitorous)63.685431.450
atheist (not theist)63.646625.946
triggered (not trolling)63.650529.415
sleepy (not frenzied)63.44127.517
worldly (not innocent)63.370729.344
biased (not impartial)63.365326.739
utilitarian (not decorative)62.957030.640
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.955626.513
flamboyant (not modest)62.742329.640
nihilist (not existentialist)62.716027.731
deranged (not reasonable)62.534224.923
circular (not linear)62.527027.113
literary (not mathematical)62.449121.149
outsider (not insider)62.242331.553
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.232834.516
relaxed (not tense)62.114130.142
melee (not ranged)62.122133.612
egalitarian (not racist)62.094226.011
deep (not shallow)61.956327.048
🐮 (not 🐷)61.838430.728
📈 (not 📉)61.758428.813
English (not German)61.692438.219
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.571228.656
salacious (not wholesome)61.040930.025
authoritarian (not democratic)60.940428.250
insulting (not complimentary)60.742526.049
subjective (not objective)60.632132.345
abstract (not concrete)60.632034.923
🐴 (not 🦄)60.649339.222
experimental (not reliable)60.640227.518
basic (not hipster)60.558829.553
fixable (not unfixable)60.555229.715
competent (not incompetent)60.391923.547
low IQ (not high IQ)60.313620.552
lazy (not diligent)60.110222.845
legit (not scrub)59.885728.732
zany (not regular)59.656825.814
avant-garde (not classical)59.535029.444
not introspective (not introspective)59.521428.923
poisonous (not nurturing)59.437324.551
master (not apprentice)59.272829.352
Italian (not Swedish)59.250226.118
straightforward (not cryptic)59.177031.646
jealous (not compersive)58.847526.441
playful (not serious)58.537232.651
cold (not warm)58.546126.344
apathetic (not curious)58.217129.253
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.946029.163
bitter (not sweet)57.654522.552
sexist (not feminist)57.133425.423
purple (not orange)57.045929.634
selfish (not altruistic)57.048226.754
😀 (not 😭)57.047235.222
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.654328.121
🧗 (not 🛌)56.472632.336
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.377330.752
creative (not conventional)56.260228.859
hypocritical (not equitable)56.045227.347
resolute (not wavering)56.085831.522
explorer (not builder)55.954332.741
minimalist (not pack rat)55.558534.824
🦇 (not 🐿)55.545829.523
chortling (not giggling)55.574030.48
🤔 (not 🤫)55.369336.219
indiscreet (not tactful)55.132128.222
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.024530.138
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.391326.311
close-minded (not open-minded)54.242228.436
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.248132.428
transient (not permanent)54.143234.648
Russian (not French)54.139130.710
ignorant (not knowledgeable)53.831027.115
generalist (not specialist)53.635029.042
🤣 (not 😊)53.545334.528
varied (not repetitive)52.938830.841
Greek (not Roman)52.851927.813
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.668735.156
calm (not anxious)52.648231.151
sarcastic (not genuine)52.657932.252
captain (not first-mate)52.460833.654
fresh (not stinky)52.387834.424
rigid (not flexible)52.272232.253
weird (not normal)52.178424.454
forgiving (not vengeful)52.062228.651
loud (not quiet)51.969734.539
empirical (not theoretical)51.879531.446
modern (not historical)51.771630.256
honorable (not cunning)51.674429.666
accepting (not judgemental)51.658530.244
helpless (not resourceful)51.619726.547
dispassionate (not romantic)51.536626.320
subdued (not exuberant)51.548233.710
perceptive (not unobservant)51.2105731.324
👽 (not 🤡)51.072035.017
💝 (not 💔)51.067735.624
oblivious (not alert)50.244927.623
introvert (not extrovert)50.651834.749
practical (not imaginative)50.483734.143

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.85)
  2. JJ (0.837)
  3. John Bender (0.812)
  4. Noah Puckerman (0.802)
  5. Alex Karev (0.79)
  1. Waylon Smithers (-0.646)
  2. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.642)
  3. Peter (-0.635)
  4. C-3PO (-0.613)
  5. Billy Keikeya (-0.578)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.73)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.72)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.66)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.63)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.43)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.36)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.24)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.22)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.08)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.07)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.03)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.02)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.01)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.02)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.08)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.16)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.2)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.23)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.28)
  21. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.33)
  22. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.4)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.45)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.61)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.72)


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