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Ray Ploshansky Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
🧠 (not 💪)88.612714.859
indie (not pop)88.22618.519
pessimistic (not optimistic)87.92114.043
opinionated (not neutral)87.326724.021
skeptical (not spiritual)85.610915.049
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.814119.019
devoted (not unfaithful)84.348212.711
nerd (not jock)83.627921.233
intellectual (not physical)83.526818.232
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.122215.043
bookish (not sporty)83.136017.744
vintage (not trendy)82.919810.115
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.15017.729
atheist (not theist)82.09716.626
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.126919.929
utilitarian (not decorative)80.69617.436
wooden (not plastic)79.913517.513
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.822820.553
straight (not queer)79.347021.237
gloomy (not sunny)79.323117.157
realistic (not ambitious)78.64419.522
cynical (not gullible)78.534821.913
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.445524.459
gendered (not androgynous)78.272219.637
thin (not thick)78.115523.640
modest (not flamboyant)78.020722.451
geriatric (not vibrant)77.92419.856
Italian (not Swedish)77.814823.257
princess (not queen)77.77220.110
frugal (not lavish)77.512819.934
OCD (not ADHD)77.526923.019
one-faced (not two-faced)77.445026.014
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)77.314016.040
realist (not idealist)77.315428.436
weakass (not badass)77.37923.725
rock (not rap)77.346022.713
frank (not sugarcoated)77.250024.824
hard-work (not natural-talent)77.119719.518
tight (not loose)77.036619.248
side character (not main character)76.931227.69
mundane (not extraordinary)76.95221.146
human (not animalistic)76.954421.037
🤔 (not 🤫)76.77123.146
sorrowful (not cheery)75.831121.935
tame (not wild)75.815819.555
urban (not rural)75.743421.241
everyman (not chosen one)75.69928.524
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.413522.537
🐴 (not 🦄)75.328127.046
gatherer (not hunter)75.224020.048
awkward (not charming)75.015422.039
apathetic (not curious)75.02820.229
political (not nonpolitical)75.030129.925
serious (not playful)74.953920.431
earth (not air)74.925123.117
miserable (not joyful)74.733823.660
fearmongering (not reassuring)74.624625.216
judgemental (not accepting)74.537832.723
mild (not spicy)74.216021.838
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.268925.053
guarded (not open)73.973020.233
cheesy (not chic)73.727524.315
rational (not whimsical)73.542926.631
dry (not moist)73.516621.749
works hard (not plays hard)73.463023.526
tense (not relaxed)73.279523.325
sarcastic (not genuine)73.235626.346
🥴 (not 🥳)73.221719.558
private (not gregarious)72.948225.036
egalitarian (not racist)72.9112020.136
mad (not glad)72.841524.763
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.645625.650
reclusive (not social)72.629019.853
careful (not brave)72.412725.838
pensive (not serene)72.442619.711
sad (not happy)72.440721.239
fast-talking (not slow-talking)72.246122.755
realistic (not fantastical)72.243327.616
beta (not alpha)72.127326.244
paranoid (not naive)71.936719.015
🤖 (not 👻)71.819923.744
vanilla (not kinky)71.829224.035
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.724623.932
🎨 (not 🏀)71.768728.421
no-nonsense (not dramatic)71.627722.939
introvert (not extrovert)71.526317.932
high IQ (not low IQ)71.5109727.341
persistent (not quitter)71.5147522.142
cautious (not impulsive)71.433925.934
🧐 (not 😎)71.328222.552
rigid (not flexible)71.140820.840
🛌 (not 🧗)71.118026.650
ironic (not profound)71.018225.514
consistent (not variable)70.942323.940
methodical (not astonishing)70.844124.441
sensible (not ludicrous)70.650926.027
traumatized (not flourishing)70.460622.651
reasoned (not instinctual)70.122724.138
practical (not imaginative)70.158826.640
unlucky (not fortunate)69.936422.540
awkward (not suspicious)69.824227.437
freelance (not corporate)69.764529.452
logical (not emotional)69.535025.939
anxious (not calm)69.454826.835
haunted (not blissful)69.374228.618
dorky (not cool)69.236225.639
slothful (not active)68.98220.439
child free (not pronatalist)68.856926.027
bored (not interested)68.68123.118
transparent (not machiavellian)68.629726.314
poor (not rich)68.535922.018
puny (not mighty)68.315622.932
ranged (not melee)68.320123.430
factual (not exaggerating)68.146022.214
monochrome (not multicolored)68.139734.133
insulting (not complimentary)68.141229.735
reliable (not experimental)68.052426.749
orderly (not chaotic)67.960527.936
slovenly (not stylish)67.925725.220
believable (not poorly-written)67.8122325.551
loyal (not traitorous)67.7122622.635
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.653128.836
stubborn (not accommodating)67.697630.817
🐿 (not 🦇)67.458427.454
historical (not modern)67.344225.535
proper (not scandalous)67.252923.038
opinionated (not jealous)67.294027.313
thrifty (not extravagant)67.142632.414
sober (not indulgent)67.035724.740
serious (not bold)67.034927.656
🐒 (not 🐩)66.936428.559
subdued (not exuberant)66.924425.144
contrarian (not yes-man)66.961028.014
depressed (not bright)66.537425.448
intense (not lighthearted)66.589325.045
quarrelsome (not warm)66.464428.949
civilized (not barbaric)66.392625.546
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)66.352027.131
💔 (not 💝)66.338127.740
chortling (not giggling)66.366925.550
precise (not vague)65.980325.537
Russian (not French)65.923128.552
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.949025.353
work-first (not family-first)65.760024.633
tailor (not blacksmith)65.772827.341
repetitive (not varied)65.646223.439
on-time (not tardy)65.693227.216
metrosexual (not macho)65.665424.956
reasonable (not deranged)65.572028.243
🥶 (not 🥵)65.529826.618
perverted (not clean)65.534825.220
emotional (not unemotional)65.598821.415
nihilist (not existentialist)65.412730.128
wise (not foolish)65.365924.935
soft (not hard)65.350126.040
concrete (not abstract)65.258429.364
classical (not avant-garde)65.159927.921
introspective (not not introspective)65.178329.248
moody (not stable)65.086126.638
linear (not circular)65.028628.051
strict (not lenient)64.967227.928
bitter (not sweet)64.957426.634
offended (not chill)64.966627.949
builder (not explorer)64.843225.840
🤐 (not 😜)64.857128.744
water (not fire)64.839830.614
pacifist (not ferocious)64.738026.940
scholarly (not crafty)64.739726.830
mature (not juvenile)64.773525.333
deep (not epic)64.730122.117
😬 (not 😏)64.632729.856
twitchy (not still)64.672225.415
prudish (not flirtatious)64.640719.613
old (not young)64.649420.432
forgiving (not vengeful)64.563620.237
insecure (not confident)64.528022.346
sage (not whippersnapper)64.537727.850
non-gamer (not gamer)64.577129.311
submissive (not dominant)64.436030.538
giving (not receiving)64.483428.218
moderate (not extreme)64.332332.329
individualist (not communal)64.370733.351
👟 (not 🥾)64.353333.351
winter (not summer)64.354529.724
long-winded (not concise)64.235626.920
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.122528.944
cultured (not rustic)64.077126.815
direct (not roundabout)63.998032.734
soulful (not soulless)63.8120927.337
deep (not shallow)63.882422.772
🧕 (not 💃)63.724425.749
perceptive (not unobservant)63.7135431.964
democratic (not authoritarian)63.664627.125
eastern (not western)63.59528.946
cat person (not dog person)63.555928.113
worldly (not innocent)63.4104626.552
well behaved (not mischievous)63.451228.233
low-tech (not high-tech)63.459226.431
jealous (not compersive)63.256329.430
first-mate (not captain)63.268231.318
sheriff (not outlaw)63.065927.536
self-destructive (not self-improving)63.063723.746
obedient (not rebellious)62.845129.132
outsider (not insider)62.759131.117
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.724226.050
off-key (not musical)62.758929.262
weird (not normal)62.679624.036
socialist (not libertarian)62.612630.436
arcane (not mainstream)62.666331.333
🧢 (not 🎩)62.664031.349
suspicious (not trusting)62.575728.531
theoretical (not empirical)62.515025.939
resourceful (not helpless)62.5138425.743
factual (not poetic)62.570528.657
unmotivated (not motivated)62.57625.315
noob (not pro)62.423527.347
fixable (not unfixable)62.476327.543
slow (not fast)62.321626.722
average (not deviant)62.333228.236
resolute (not wavering)62.3102831.057
arrogant (not humble)62.079326.836
philosophical (not real)62.024530.338
thinker (not doer)62.030327.023
straightforward (not cryptic)61.9100129.430
literal (not metaphorical)61.879128.746
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)61.843527.458
jaded (not innocent)61.8101832.814
self-conscious (not self-assured)61.728628.933
🤠 (not 🤑)61.791026.162
honorable (not cunning)61.684928.464
literary (not mathematical)61.682130.736
privileged (not oppressed)61.6102726.055
sane (not crazy)61.562121.648
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.425021.724
funny (not humorless)61.483624.129
tall (not short)61.383725.746
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.342629.354
biased (not impartial)61.2103927.431
clumsy (not coordinated)61.142930.030
kind (not cruel)60.9123028.635
reactive (not proactive)60.957727.821
passive (not assertive)60.828628.540
sensitive (not thick-skinned)60.759125.128
🙃 (not 🥰)60.558334.543
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)60.371230.835
scruffy (not manicured)60.355028.731
centrist (not radical)60.342032.619
minimalist (not pack rat)60.267126.645
stinky (not fresh)60.038621.934
lover (not fighter)60.068726.721
white knight (not bad boy)59.892718.620
monotone (not expressive)59.843028.712
love-focused (not money-focused)59.8115831.412
picky (not always down)59.878631.014
nurturing (not poisonous)59.599322.128
pointed (not random)59.5126232.622
antagonist (not protagonist)59.534224.913
neat (not messy)59.4101029.755
monastic (not hedonist)59.339926.550
🐀 (not 🐘)59.358831.944
masculine (not feminine)59.1104822.856
traditional (not unorthodox)59.162427.139
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.173530.714
🤣 (not 😊)59.049728.972
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.061930.746
muddy (not washed)59.045928.112
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.957231.743
angry (not good-humored)58.963226.230
stoic (not expressive)58.857629.731
conventional (not creative)58.862530.740
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)58.8104227.457
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.853923.614
street-smart (not sheltered)58.6104828.629
feminist (not sexist)58.6117426.535
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.674729.161
punchable (not loveable)58.650826.360
preppy (not punk rock)58.697629.056
diligent (not lazy)58.4163125.422
tiresome (not interesting)58.425027.758
romantic (not dispassionate)58.4119528.358
cold (not warm)58.368428.228
objective (not subjective)58.350731.533
😭 (not 😀)58.268525.966
shy (not playful)57.933924.936
envious (not prideful)57.916924.724
purple (not orange)57.866330.939
autistic (not neurotypical)57.721227.232
pretentious (not unassuming)57.790931.471
permanent (not transient)57.683027.243
liberal (not conservative)57.6103928.261
studious (not goof-off)57.5121630.740
edgy (not politically correct)57.491730.035
irrelevant (not important)57.318324.151
goth (not flower child)57.254629.212
confidential (not gossiping)57.1120627.631
treasure (not trash)57.0148127.684
simple (not complicated)56.838629.030
close-minded (not open-minded)56.854725.435
🤺 (not 🏌)56.8132129.946
good-cook (not bad-cook)56.870328.418
scientific (not artistic)56.787328.127
codependent (not independent)56.653031.243
patient (not impatient)56.556829.640
open-book (not secretive)56.551929.750
workaholic (not slacker)56.4143126.547
feisty (not gracious)56.3122328.632
comedic (not dramatic)56.247132.222
bashful (not exhibitionist)56.246929.218
resistant (not resigned)56.1147027.678
English (not German)56.1164930.453
trolling (not triggered)56.139530.343
distant (not touchy-feely)56.095226.520
trusting (not charming)55.969225.647
hesitant (not decisive)55.842130.428
folksy (not presidential)55.875228.738
hypochondriac (not stoic)55.754528.817
repulsive (not attractive)55.636524.134
remote (not involved)55.625528.232
legit (not scrub)55.5144728.943
empath (not psychopath)55.4114929.518
ugly (not beautiful)55.229821.551
sickly (not healthy)55.040026.742
morning lark (not night owl)55.060832.144
alert (not oblivious)55.0121726.150
😇 (not 😈)55.094626.161
🐐 (not 🦒)55.0120531.146
self-disciplined (not disorganized)54.8132932.635
tactful (not indiscreet)54.8119131.147
rough (not smooth)54.781930.141
armoured (not vulnerable)54.7112629.432
zany (not regular)54.799929.658
analysis (not common sense)54.799928.713
genius (not dunce)54.6132723.583
competent (not incompetent)54.6153728.845
unprepared (not hoarder)54.557227.329
generous (not stingy)54.5116431.215
desperate (not high standards)54.460727.323
wholesome (not salacious)54.3105826.855
sturdy (not flimsy)54.3130229.961
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.146631.830
unchallenging (not demanding)54.134332.919
heroic (not villainous)54.0141923.343
lewd (not tasteful)53.954225.044
obsessed (not aloof)53.9133528.721
chatty (not reserved)53.891231.848
angelic (not demonic)53.6109124.736
slugabed (not go-getter)53.618828.638
official (not backdoor)53.579234.038
formal (not intimate)53.587025.341
lost (not enlightened)53.596326.646
underachiever (not overachiever)53.533927.213
quirky (not predictable)53.493934.116
respectful (not rude)53.3116221.132
💩 (not 🌟)53.343029.946
overprepared (not efficient)53.234228.259
attentive (not interrupting)53.297733.014
rugged (not refined)53.079228.353
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.084031.439
oxymoron (not tautology)53.0114631.211
quiet (not loud)52.987325.635
👽 (not 🤡)52.9104133.051
debased (not pure)52.885123.136
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.842325.955
generalist (not specialist)52.655331.928
technophile (not luddite)52.583529.937
📉 (not 📈)52.446431.456
never cries (not often crying)52.4111029.511
master (not apprentice)52.3127827.753
devout (not heathen)52.2104827.736
cocky (not timid)52.2144827.318
disreputable (not prestigious)52.165226.125
creepy (not disarming)52.148428.249
drop out (not valedictorian)52.165128.844
competitive (not cooperative)52.0120730.225
soft (not hard)52.086527.029
🐮 (not 🐷)52.0125929.341
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.960426.737
vain (not demure)51.996829.646
driven (not unambitious)51.9180727.332
charismatic (not uninspiring)51.9161629.442
hypocritical (not equitable)51.884328.073
not genocidal (not genocidal)51.6145331.218
statist (not anarchist)51.5101126.738
grateful (not entitled)51.497131.421
Pepsi (not Coke)51.480039.320
domestic (not industrial)51.391229.137
freak (not normie)51.3109129.215
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.285632.145
hipster (not basic)51.272033.538
shy (not bold)51.128928.635
lustful (not chaste)51.1113828.730
frenzied (not sleepy)51.1174826.853
bossy (not meek)51.0139529.828
emancipated (not enslaved)50.1150927.352
unpolished (not eloquent)50.177128.945
💀 (not 🎃)50.2106036.722
Roman (not Greek)50.7107728.445
cannibal (not vegan)50.393431.650
altruistic (not selfish)50.6114228.941
hurried (not leisurely)50.6123029.151
asexual (not sexual)50.660922.317

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. Pete Hornberger (0.664)
  2. Dale Harding (0.661)
  3. Margo Dunne (0.64)
  4. Cameron Frye (0.639)
  5. Stu (0.636)
  6. Toby Ziegler (0.632)
  7. Ross Geller (0.625)
  8. Calvin's dad (0.622)
  9. Niko Polastri (0.621)
  10. David Rosen (0.621)
  1. Brittany Pierce (-0.447)
  2. June George (-0.443)
  3. Pepper (-0.432)
  4. Vincent Chase (-0.432)
  5. Joey Tribbiani (-0.432)
  6. Midge Pinciotti (-0.424)
  7. Haley Dunphy (-0.424)
  8. Serena van der Woodsen (-0.423)
  9. Manny Santos (-0.423)
  10. C.J. Parker (-0.421)

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

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


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