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Ray Ploshansky Descriptive Personality Statistics

Ray Ploshansky is a character from Girls.

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
🧠 (not 💪)88.711015.256
opinionated (not neutral)88.220425.019
pessimistic (not optimistic)87.71614.142
indie (not pop)86.64019.915
skeptical (not spiritual)85.69615.049
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.413022.013
devoted (not unfaithful)84.341613.310
scheduled (not spontaneous)84.117515.140
intellectual (not physical)83.523918.232
bookish (not sporty)83.131817.744
vintage (not trendy)83.11679.312
wooden (not plastic)82.86313.510
nerd (not jock)82.528621.531
atheist (not theist)82.57816.624
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.14117.729
rock (not rap)82.118319.39
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.923920.228
cheesy (not chic)80.99719.812
utilitarian (not decorative)79.810717.634
human (not animalistic)79.535916.734
frank (not sugarcoated)79.534023.015
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.422020.552
straight (not queer)79.345821.237
gloomy (not sunny)79.319817.157
weakass (not badass)79.06420.122
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.839823.957
OCD (not ADHD)78.718822.415
Italian (not Swedish)78.511622.455
gendered (not androgynous)78.263419.637
thin (not thick)78.112723.640
modest (not flamboyant)78.017422.947
realistic (not ambitious)78.04419.721
frugal (not lavish)77.811520.332
geriatric (not vibrant)77.52519.855
opinionated (not jealous)77.431726.27
earth (not air)77.314923.015
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)77.312816.040
realist (not idealist)76.915728.735
tight (not loose)76.932519.447
mundane (not extraordinary)76.94521.146
🤔 (not 🤫)76.74823.146
one-faced (not two-faced)76.542027.112
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.19522.436
tense (not relaxed)75.857921.723
tame (not wild)75.713419.852
urban (not rural)75.440521.838
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.324419.716
transparent (not machiavellian)75.111223.88
sorrowful (not cheery)75.128521.834
political (not nonpolitical)75.025329.925
gatherer (not hunter)75.021920.247
serious (not playful)74.946720.730
🐴 (not 🦄)74.725427.145
everyman (not chosen one)74.610031.020
apathetic (not curious)74.52820.428
miserable (not joyful)74.530323.859
awkward (not charming)74.016122.436
guarded (not open)73.963020.532
mild (not spicy)73.914422.435
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.962025.451
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.736825.247
pensive (not serene)73.631517.08
rational (not whimsical)73.536626.631
dry (not moist)73.515021.749
judgemental (not accepting)73.334433.022
no-nonsense (not dramatic)73.221822.136
vanilla (not kinky)73.023823.234
works hard (not plays hard)73.056623.825
private (not gregarious)72.941225.036
egalitarian (not racist)72.996920.136
🤖 (not 👻)72.814722.542
reclusive (not social)72.823819.952
realistic (not fantastical)72.736627.014
sarcastic (not genuine)72.633926.345
mad (not glad)72.637125.161
haunted (not blissful)72.653825.917
🧐 (not 😎)72.522321.051
sad (not happy)72.434521.239
🥴 (not 🥳)72.121019.753
high IQ (not low IQ)72.095327.440
paranoid (not naive)72.030519.614
careful (not brave)71.812526.336
🎨 (not 🏀)71.759928.421
introvert (not extrovert)71.522817.932
cautious (not impulsive)71.429925.934
beta (not alpha)71.425126.143
traumatized (not flourishing)71.446922.347
persistent (not quitter)71.3129322.341
thrifty (not extravagant)71.324630.712
awkward (not suspicious)71.219226.536
rigid (not flexible)71.136420.840
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.123624.630
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.144122.553
ironic (not profound)71.017026.513
unlucky (not fortunate)70.928121.939
🛌 (not 🧗)70.716527.148
consistent (not variable)70.637924.139
sensible (not ludicrous)70.645826.027
practical (not imaginative)70.550527.138
princess (not queen)70.517721.06
reasoned (not instinctual)70.119724.138
methodical (not astonishing)70.142024.839
anxious (not calm)70.147127.133
freelance (not corporate)70.155729.449
factual (not exaggerating)69.736622.313
logical (not emotional)69.529825.939
sober (not indulgent)69.424223.037
moderate (not extreme)69.017028.427
believable (not poorly-written)69.0100624.350
slothful (not active)68.97620.439
child free (not pronatalist)68.849326.027
bored (not interested)68.66923.118
poor (not rich)68.530122.018
dorky (not cool)68.535025.837
puny (not mighty)68.313922.932
ranged (not melee)68.317423.430
insulting (not complimentary)68.137329.735
non-gamer (not gamer)68.157328.210
reliable (not experimental)68.046426.749
orderly (not chaotic)67.953427.936
slovenly (not stylish)67.922225.220
loyal (not traitorous)67.8105722.934
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.646728.836
monochrome (not multicolored)67.634734.330
quarrelsome (not warm)67.555128.248
emotional (not unemotional)67.580017.111
stubborn (not accommodating)67.487031.716
fearmongering (not reassuring)67.434135.45
tailor (not blacksmith)67.159526.238
serious (not bold)67.030727.656
🐿 (not 🦇)67.052427.851
civilized (not barbaric)66.978925.445
🐒 (not 🐩)66.932529.055
intense (not lighthearted)66.977625.442
subdued (not exuberant)66.820825.642
historical (not modern)66.638725.634
reasonable (not deranged)66.559427.742
cynical (not gullible)66.565424.96
proper (not scandalous)66.348422.637
soft (not hard)66.342025.439
metrosexual (not macho)66.356324.754
chortling (not giggling)66.159926.048
offended (not chill)66.054427.147
repetitive (not varied)65.940623.937
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.841625.552
work-first (not family-first)65.752124.633
depressed (not bright)65.635126.044
introspective (not not introspective)65.664728.246
😬 (not 😏)65.626929.553
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.617727.643
builder (not explorer)65.637725.639
perverted (not clean)65.633025.819
submissive (not dominant)65.529630.237
nihilist (not existentialist)65.511531.026
Russian (not French)65.521328.651
white knight (not bad boy)65.465215.313
wise (not foolish)65.357224.935
goth (not flower child)65.329428.07
classical (not avant-garde)65.150627.921
pacifist (not ferocious)65.131727.139
concrete (not abstract)65.151429.663
sage (not whippersnapper)65.131226.947
individualist (not communal)65.061133.250
precise (not vague)64.975225.236
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.948427.427
jealous (not compersive)64.944828.328
💔 (not 💝)64.937327.738
moody (not stable)64.877326.937
🤐 (not 😜)64.848928.744
water (not fire)64.832430.614
winter (not summer)64.845932.117
bitter (not sweet)64.751527.432
linear (not circular)64.726928.250
thinker (not doer)64.621024.819
contrarian (not yes-man)64.661732.410
insecure (not confident)64.524722.346
cat person (not dog person)64.444228.210
mature (not juvenile)64.364926.031
👟 (not 🥾)64.348333.351
deep (not epic)64.327222.716
🤠 (not 🤑)64.267824.858
prudish (not flirtatious)64.136917.810
forgiving (not vengeful)64.055620.336
unmotivated (not motivated)64.06126.011
strict (not lenient)63.961628.626
socialist (not libertarian)63.97529.734
old (not young)63.844320.331
direct (not roundabout)63.887033.233
democratic (not authoritarian)63.756526.023
🧕 (not 💃)63.720225.749
perceptive (not unobservant)63.7117631.964
deep (not shallow)63.671122.871
stuttering (not rhythmic)63.520625.749
🥶 (not 🥵)63.532926.017
worldly (not innocent)63.493726.552
well behaved (not mischievous)63.444428.233
low-tech (not high-tech)63.452926.431
love-focused (not money-focused)63.490627.810
funny (not humorless)63.367622.328
resourceful (not helpless)63.3119025.540
resolute (not wavering)63.384230.356
first-mate (not captain)63.259531.318
genocidal (not not genocidal)63.227028.910
self-destructive (not self-improving)63.156623.945
uncreative (not open to new experinces)63.021620.923
sheriff (not outlaw)63.057127.536
eastern (not western)63.08129.045
scholarly (not crafty)62.939326.226
soulful (not soulless)62.9107227.735
on-time (not tardy)62.988727.514
off-key (not musical)62.751129.262
kind (not cruel)62.6101827.134
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.640226.813
theoretical (not empirical)62.512926.238
factual (not poetic)62.562628.657
literal (not metaphorical)62.467928.745
🧢 (not 🎩)62.456231.548
fixable (not unfixable)62.467127.543
weird (not normal)62.372324.734
slow (not fast)62.320326.722
arcane (not mainstream)62.357831.832
scruffy (not manicured)62.344328.529
long-winded (not concise)62.337625.615
arrogant (not humble)62.070526.836
noob (not pro)62.021527.546
straightforward (not cryptic)61.987929.430
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)61.838527.458
average (not deviant)61.730728.435
honorable (not cunning)61.673328.464
self-conscious (not self-assured)61.625128.331
picky (not always down)61.562832.810
outsider (not insider)61.455531.716
privileged (not oppressed)61.492625.853
philosophical (not real)61.322130.436
biased (not impartial)61.291527.431
twitchy (not still)61.275926.912
clumsy (not coordinated)61.137730.030
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.151625.427
sane (not crazy)61.155121.647
low self esteem (not narcissistic)60.937129.553
passive (not assertive)60.825128.540
obedient (not rebellious)60.743628.830
neat (not messy)60.786229.553
cultured (not rustic)60.681129.48
literary (not mathematical)60.576030.435
suspicious (not trusting)60.472528.229
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)60.359730.835
antagonist (not protagonist)60.329525.812
monastic (not hedonist)60.229926.048
minimalist (not pack rat)60.258026.645
monotone (not expressive)60.236629.36
stinky (not fresh)60.031921.934
lover (not fighter)60.060826.721
stoic (not expressive)59.847529.730
🙃 (not 🥰)59.854934.542
street-smart (not sheltered)59.589228.728
nurturing (not poisonous)59.586822.128
purple (not orange)59.351929.938
🐀 (not 🐘)59.349731.944
traditional (not unorthodox)59.055126.937
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.054330.746
angry (not good-humored)58.954826.729
conventional (not creative)58.854430.740
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.850032.142
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)58.890627.457
edgy (not politically correct)58.777930.433
punchable (not loveable)58.745026.658
jaded (not innocent)58.798525.16
feminist (not sexist)58.6101026.535
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.664629.161
preppy (not punk rock)58.685429.056
muddy (not washed)58.642232.29
😭 (not 😀)58.558526.064
romantic (not dispassionate)58.5104728.755
diligent (not lazy)58.4141625.422
centrist (not radical)58.443333.617
masculine (not feminine)58.392423.052
cold (not warm)58.360427.926
reactive (not proactive)58.260128.014
envious (not prideful)57.815225.223
giving (not receiving)57.889832.06
tall (not short)57.783928.230
pretentious (not unassuming)57.780431.471
hesitant (not decisive)57.633129.527
shy (not playful)57.629425.235
🤣 (not 😊)57.647728.769
oxymoron (not tautology)57.669828.910
distant (not touchy-feely)57.677628.214
tiresome (not interesting)57.524628.155
irrelevant (not important)57.315924.151
liberal (not conservative)57.391628.360
permanent (not transient)57.275926.741
comedic (not dramatic)57.238732.721
confidential (not gossiping)57.1104527.631
feisty (not gracious)57.0107528.430
objective (not subjective)57.050231.132
autistic (not neurotypical)56.818427.231
simple (not complicated)56.833829.030
🤺 (not 🏌)56.8114229.946
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.854124.912
scientific (not artistic)56.775528.127
trusting (not charming)56.757725.446
codependent (not independent)56.647231.243
studious (not goof-off)56.6107431.338
unchallenging (not demanding)56.625832.018
desperate (not high standards)56.647126.820
treasure (not trash)56.5130227.782
legit (not scrub)56.5124528.642
open-book (not secretive)56.546129.750
resistant (not resigned)56.1128527.678
English (not German)56.1146430.453
pointed (not random)55.9120933.519
folksy (not presidential)55.864328.738
self-disciplined (not disorganized)55.7115832.634
sickly (not healthy)55.732626.741
analysis (not common sense)55.782532.97
repulsive (not attractive)55.633424.134
remote (not involved)55.622628.232
rough (not smooth)55.667529.539
close-minded (not open-minded)55.650524.734
patient (not impatient)55.651429.439
workaholic (not slacker)55.6126026.346
🐐 (not 🦒)55.5101731.245
unprepared (not hoarder)55.447327.328
zany (not regular)55.486829.256
empath (not psychopath)55.499729.518
generous (not stingy)55.496832.114
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.330531.529
obsessed (not aloof)55.1110428.920
trolling (not triggered)55.137630.741
official (not backdoor)54.963633.337
genius (not dunce)54.6115523.583
morning lark (not night owl)54.654832.443
ugly (not beautiful)54.627721.147
lewd (not tasteful)54.448124.842
😇 (not 😈)54.483826.459
tactful (not indiscreet)54.3105631.844
wholesome (not salacious)54.392426.855
sturdy (not flimsy)54.3112929.961
businesslike (not chivalrous)54.378331.07
hypochondriac (not stoic)54.353731.69
armoured (not vulnerable)54.2101028.930
heroic (not villainous)54.0123223.343
alert (not oblivious)53.9108926.048
sexual (not asexual)53.9115021.315
competent (not incompetent)53.8135729.243
soft (not hard)53.770827.027
debased (not pure)53.673123.035
slugabed (not go-getter)53.618228.638
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.547626.133
angelic (not demonic)53.595324.931
lost (not enlightened)53.583826.646
underachiever (not overachiever)53.529627.213
predictable (not quirky)53.572237.76
rugged (not refined)53.468627.851
chatty (not reserved)53.482432.147
bossy (not meek)53.4117529.526
respectful (not rude)53.3101321.132
attentive (not interrupting)53.284933.014
domestic (not industrial)53.173828.835
overprepared (not efficient)53.130928.556
bashful (not exhibitionist)53.149030.315
driven (not unambitious)53.0155827.031
hypocritical (not equitable)53.070128.070
💩 (not 🌟)53.038829.244
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.073731.439
quiet (not loud)52.974125.635
master (not apprentice)52.8111427.551
timid (not cocky)52.839127.712
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.736226.154
disreputable (not prestigious)52.656226.524
generalist (not specialist)52.650031.928
formal (not intimate)52.678025.040
often crying (not never cries)52.669530.09
technophile (not luddite)52.573429.937
👽 (not 🤡)52.492233.150
🐮 (not 🐷)52.3107429.339
devout (not heathen)52.291227.736
creepy (not disarming)52.143228.249
drop out (not valedictorian)52.156228.844
competitive (not cooperative)52.0106930.225
eloquent (not unpolished)52.0106428.442
📉 (not 📈)52.041931.555
shy (not bold)51.923828.734
vain (not demure)51.985429.646
Pepsi (not Coke)51.867641.617
altruistic (not selfish)51.796228.540
vegan (not cannibal)51.390331.649
freak (not normie)51.396029.215
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.293732.143
hipster (not basic)51.261133.538
grateful (not entitled)51.283630.619
emancipated (not enslaved)50.1131727.352
uninspiring (not charismatic)50.133029.740
chaste (not lustful)50.273028.128
💀 (not 🎃)50.292736.722
Roman (not Greek)50.793428.445
hurried (not leisurely)50.6106229.151
statist (not anarchist)50.692627.136
frenzied (not sleepy)50.5154726.752

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dale Harding (0.643)
  2. Pete Hornberger (0.639)
  3. Margo Dunne (0.638)
  4. Stu (0.632)
  5. Columbus (0.627)
  6. Toby Ziegler (0.626)
  7. Niko Polastri (0.622)
  8. Cameron Frye (0.62)
  9. Michael Bluth (0.62)
  10. Ross Geller (0.619)
  1. June George (-0.449)
  2. Brittany Pierce (-0.432)
  3. Midge Pinciotti (-0.43)
  4. Vincent Chase (-0.428)
  5. Joey Tribbiani (-0.426)
  6. Ty Lee (-0.425)
  7. C.J. Parker (-0.424)
  8. Haley Dunphy (-0.419)
  9. Serena van der Woodsen (-0.415)
  10. Manny Santos (-0.407)

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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