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Peter Venkman Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Peter Venkman is a character from Ghostbusters.

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
rebellious (not obedient)89.215312.130
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.711010.931
playful (not shy)87.817816.747
main character (not side character)86.027117.224
funny (not humorless)85.315318.839
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.213718.838
mischievous (not well behaved)85.125821.239
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.126516.338
loud (not quiet)84.821816.741
chaotic (not orderly)84.415814.630
bold (not shy)83.562716.427
sarcastic (not genuine)83.410819.148
persistent (not quitter)83.483718.937
extrovert (not introvert)82.123823.543
😏 (not 😬)81.69722.141
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)81.429721.440
masculine (not feminine)81.346717.844
explorer (not builder)81.311219.948
flirtatious (not prudish)81.123323.433
unorthodox (not traditional)80.824618.652
comedic (not dramatic)80.04721.662
goof-off (not studious)79.816120.137
freelance (not corporate)79.633223.436
doer (not thinker)79.422120.235
arrogant (not humble)79.435321.246
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.429425.448
night owl (not morning lark)79.329120.142
tardy (not on-time)79.311119.837
scruffy (not manicured)79.119719.134
interrupting (not attentive)79.118322.958
alpha (not beta)78.948522.340
gendered (not androgynous)78.868524.936
loose (not tight)78.79021.639
emancipated (not enslaved)78.423121.335
rock (not rap)78.438817.425
dominant (not submissive)78.357623.242
street-smart (not sheltered)78.341420.540
messy (not neat)77.620424.830
playful (not serious)77.422928.735
flamboyant (not modest)77.327329.838
stubborn (not accommodating)77.060722.538
chatty (not reserved)76.539126.327
efficient (not overprepared)76.514915.234
prideful (not envious)76.431823.960
🤣 (not 😊)76.312723.939
sexist (not feminist)76.218822.641
social (not reclusive)76.232523.939
bold (not serious)75.929525.835
cocky (not timid)75.964628.325
captain (not first-mate)75.943223.135
gregarious (not private)75.817525.747
straight (not queer)75.863728.335
dog person (not cat person)75.821931.828
extreme (not moderate)75.753619.243
opinionated (not neutral)75.590029.031
lustful (not chaste)75.432428.143
💃 (not 🧕)75.448027.344
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.362025.144
atheist (not theist)75.331123.733
spontaneous (not deliberate)75.121727.732
scandalous (not proper)75.137626.239
master (not apprentice)75.061723.340
good-humored (not angry)74.740121.734
confident (not insecure)74.760427.735
exuberant (not subdued)74.734828.432
lewd (not tasteful)74.513624.935
important (not irrelevant)74.395025.229
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.363228.843
experimental (not reliable)74.325530.831
frank (not sugarcoated)74.364122.223
English (not German)74.369926.428
👻 (not 🤖)74.218223.845
crafty (not scholarly)73.942425.638
impulsive (not cautious)73.940530.535
feisty (not gracious)73.956822.241
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.934628.559
worldly (not innocent)73.863823.747
involved (not remote)73.846922.035
exaggerating (not factual)73.837926.057
impatient (not patient)73.752023.139
individualist (not communal)73.741325.641
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.519223.650
multicolored (not monochrome)73.526829.236
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.449129.844
cheesy (not chic)73.428322.139
heroic (not villainous)72.986320.841
badass (not weakass)72.987523.554
weird (not normal)72.847823.640
😜 (not 🤐)72.736632.545
self-destructive (not self-improving)72.636623.040
indulgent (not sober)72.539923.831
heathen (not devout)72.518925.527
zany (not regular)72.342723.243
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)72.364323.233
vain (not demure)72.237328.738
edgy (not politically correct)71.945726.440
debased (not pure)71.936320.336
liberal (not conservative)71.946523.932
sexual (not asexual)71.868230.025
🐒 (not 🐩)71.723726.453
orange (not purple)71.717326.132
resourceful (not helpless)71.7105724.643
outlaw (not sheriff)71.650130.538
egalitarian (not racist)71.6116422.933
jaded (not innocent)71.667719.127
wild (not tame)71.563123.252
ADHD (not OCD)71.425128.748
plays hard (not works hard)71.323222.640
urban (not rural)71.265927.128
chill (not offended)71.219023.540
bossy (not meek)71.081824.939
cynical (not gullible)70.960226.339
vibrant (not geriatric)70.868424.432
long-winded (not concise)70.816718.420
juvenile (not mature)70.635022.840
trolling (not triggered)70.514128.545
romantic (not dispassionate)70.470729.336
hypocritical (not equitable)70.132526.134
frenzied (not sleepy)70.183025.935
armoured (not vulnerable)70.062524.836
skeptical (not spiritual)69.878526.540
interesting (not tiresome)69.777925.233
child free (not pronatalist)69.751723.334
😀 (not 😭)69.733228.339
protagonist (not antagonist)69.789330.323
muddy (not washed)69.623125.222
extraordinary (not mundane)69.476926.132
😎 (not 🧐)69.450731.746
fire (not water)69.465926.027
open-book (not secretive)69.222227.940
quarrelsome (not warm)69.255925.225
pretentious (not unassuming)69.150227.733
🧢 (not 🎩)69.147128.233
quirky (not predictable)69.036432.228
resistant (not resigned)68.976323.331
selfish (not altruistic)68.944727.433
privileged (not oppressed)68.879926.128
lenient (not strict)68.739228.843
calm (not anxious)68.527627.339
variable (not consistent)68.519125.529
insulting (not complimentary)68.340828.443
entitled (not grateful)68.352328.131
flower child (not goth)68.368926.117
relaxed (not tense)68.214431.630
perverted (not clean)68.230023.138
pack rat (not minimalist)68.125223.725
epic (not deep)68.028723.246
moody (not stable)67.876124.433
charming (not trusting)67.548529.135
spicy (not mild)67.473928.846
assertive (not passive)67.494426.447
twitchy (not still)67.361925.238
punk rock (not preppy)67.246124.942
deviant (not average)67.168025.942
slovenly (not stylish)67.027728.228
shallow (not deep)67.024726.735
decisive (not hesitant)66.989224.833
perceptive (not unobservant)66.9123126.335
🐐 (not 🦒)66.848528.039
competitive (not cooperative)66.780730.950
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.749222.445
bad-cook (not good-cook)66.740426.762
libertarian (not socialist)66.625025.831
expressive (not stoic)66.568628.430
intimate (not formal)66.546023.235
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.570729.240
biased (not impartial)66.476130.439
modern (not historical)66.459427.832
hunter (not gatherer)66.467728.334
receiving (not giving)66.341230.636
conspiracist (not sheeple)66.273029.734
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.254127.142
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.954724.023
high IQ (not low IQ)65.9130921.436
ironic (not profound)65.934629.036
charming (not awkward)65.580626.937
🤔 (not 🤫)65.545531.234
oxymoron (not tautology)65.523823.329
rugged (not refined)65.451424.328
unpolished (not eloquent)65.436823.843
ferocious (not pacifist)65.479429.539
kinky (not vanilla)65.253632.431
drop out (not valedictorian)65.138527.244
flexible (not rigid)64.935431.429
leisurely (not hurried)64.830833.834
lazy (not diligent)64.710620.829
whimsical (not rational)64.745231.134
desperate (not high standards)64.732926.249
radical (not centrist)64.750330.419
straightforward (not cryptic)64.686331.821
natural-talent (not hard-work)64.625227.334
brave (not careful)64.582125.844
thick (not thin)64.539520.736
deranged (not reasonable)64.545624.239
contrarian (not yes-man)64.573331.324
industrial (not domestic)64.344927.142
creative (not conventional)64.265928.841
backdoor (not official)64.262032.224
opinionated (not jealous)64.2108329.133
🤡 (not 👽)64.132732.045
never cries (not often crying)64.074524.739
real (not philosophical)63.978930.634
avant-garde (not classical)63.937526.637
🏀 (not 🎨)63.949026.934
freak (not normie)63.965922.036
machiavellian (not transparent)63.953931.521
pro (not noob)63.8114824.233
lighthearted (not intense)63.830627.836
cannibal (not vegan)63.754725.934
astonishing (not methodical)63.637229.142
macho (not metrosexual)63.638625.626
ludicrous (not sensible)63.543927.050
foolish (not wise)63.344422.547
loyal (not traitorous)63.3133827.535
jealous (not compersive)63.355922.035
independent (not codependent)63.392030.735
varied (not repetitive)63.322528.136
rude (not respectful)63.146625.345
slothful (not active)63.012331.325
imaginative (not practical)62.942532.432
off-key (not musical)62.957728.241
demanding (not unchallenging)62.9124232.242
unprepared (not hoarder)62.828026.734
fast (not slow)62.6108328.128
neurotypical (not autistic)62.5114329.425
not genocidal (not genocidal)62.5116731.220
love-focused (not money-focused)62.5108828.023
gossiping (not confidential)62.440228.848
indiscreet (not tactful)62.429929.642
🤠 (not 🤑)62.288934.841
dramatic (not no-nonsense)62.170329.341
Coke (not Pepsi)62.031927.530
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.9113931.234
💝 (not 💔)61.865530.946
go-getter (not slugabed)61.7146629.134
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.750930.631
🛌 (not 🧗)61.735429.334
aloof (not obsessed)61.612530.837
western (not eastern)61.691232.035
hedonist (not monastic)61.659528.331
anarchist (not statist)61.556124.443
underachiever (not overachiever)61.519727.422
🥳 (not 🥴)61.440334.138
genius (not dunce)61.2109325.534
disarming (not creepy)61.1115228.133
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)61.174028.944
slacker (not workaholic)61.028827.532
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.0103528.743
salacious (not wholesome)61.058225.928
devoted (not unfaithful)61.0147629.223
driven (not unambitious)60.9162725.842
suspicious (not trusting)60.881127.651
believable (not poorly-written)60.8159930.332
blacksmith (not tailor)60.747928.728
🥾 (not 👟)60.664132.549
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)60.672228.352
smooth (not rough)60.566329.943
cool (not dorky)60.582830.238
stingy (not generous)60.350727.125
clumsy (not coordinated)60.244326.426
earth (not air)60.292330.728
stinky (not fresh)60.138327.738
authoritarian (not democratic)60.059129.841
lover (not fighter)60.068726.136
technophile (not luddite)59.856133.428
ambitious (not realistic)59.892233.428
healthy (not sickly)59.7122326.242
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.775128.438
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.752624.534
🐷 (not 🐮)59.634631.237
gamer (not non-gamer)59.646931.159
random (not pointed)59.531930.042
scientific (not artistic)59.480631.435
curious (not apathetic)59.3119631.230
😈 (not 😇)59.371030.735
fortunate (not unlucky)59.256125.341
hipster (not basic)59.246530.330
work-first (not family-first)59.276928.835
disreputable (not prestigious)59.243829.030
lost (not enlightened)59.274826.853
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.175426.328
🌟 (not 💩)59.1132733.950
extravagant (not thrifty)59.169632.436
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.977131.329
judgemental (not accepting)58.977033.048
resolute (not wavering)58.6120233.729
objective (not subjective)58.549234.022
cunning (not honorable)58.460029.755
hard (not soft)58.488923.637
instinctual (not reasoned)58.388731.531
vague (not precise)58.334132.230
punchable (not loveable)58.151730.641
moist (not dry)58.163630.237
queen (not princess)58.0103333.841
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)58.060133.334
transient (not permanent)57.948128.629
vintage (not trendy)57.9122929.356
head@clouds (not down2earth)57.768530.641
chivalrous (not businesslike)57.774228.639
demonic (not angelic)57.664324.842
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.562932.334
whippersnapper (not sage)57.567630.133
🎃 (not 💀)57.568434.331
🤺 (not 🏌)57.4129533.738
one-faced (not two-faced)57.3114929.140
cosmopolitan (not provincial)57.279729.738
arcane (not mainstream)57.288632.940
Italian (not Swedish)57.079229.727
🥵 (not 🥶)57.087930.934
summer (not winter)57.082428.922
human (not animalistic)56.9131531.421
realist (not idealist)56.981236.446
warm (not cold)56.893428.038
happy (not sad)56.755022.739
glad (not mad)56.766328.233
treasure (not trash)56.7149027.928
📈 (not 📉)56.7118330.027
bad boy (not white knight)56.664729.638
touchy-feely (not distant)56.668030.028
metaphorical (not literal)56.541430.834
open-minded (not close-minded)56.5105231.035
🥰 (not 🙃)56.585633.248
wooden (not plastic)56.5129424.333
old (not young)56.463620.731
reactive (not proactive)56.480329.737
🐘 (not 🐀)56.374832.833
circular (not linear)56.362630.024
lavish (not frugal)56.271130.741
hard (not soft)56.295323.725
sunny (not gloomy)56.271528.637
nerd (not jock)56.1103133.532
folksy (not presidential)56.173830.345
scrub (not legit)56.029525.337
expressive (not monotone)56.0109934.526
cultured (not rustic)55.9108328.026
poor (not rich)55.867222.342
chortling (not giggling)55.8111936.126
direct (not roundabout)55.6128730.834
🧠 (not 💪)55.6129029.550
intellectual (not physical)55.5116229.645
kind (not cruel)55.5136428.634
always down (not picky)55.553533.637
tall (not short)55.4102824.166
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.3105533.222
complicated (not simple)55.2127033.928
nonpolitical (not political)55.164233.737
outsider (not insider)55.188935.131
not introspective (not introspective)55.143531.037
alert (not oblivious)55.1121229.233
paranoid (not naive)55.1109833.831
haunted (not blissful)55.0125826.131
theoretical (not empirical)54.744832.129
soulful (not soulless)54.7144825.142
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.686031.230
nihilist (not existentialist)54.546527.232
ugly (not beautiful)54.431027.537
sturdy (not flimsy)54.4129725.140
barbaric (not civilized)54.353025.526
specialist (not generalist)54.3115531.432
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)54.268532.333
🐿 (not 🦇)54.1104134.352
high-tech (not low-tech)54.089228.341
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.9118832.236
suspicious (not awkward)53.9120031.329
bookish (not sporty)53.9115932.135
poetic (not factual)53.772229.844
motivated (not unmotivated)53.4178232.125
open (not guarded)53.341332.538
forgiving (not vengeful)52.995226.732
Russian (not French)52.960929.627
poisonous (not nurturing)52.870323.745
fixable (not unfixable)52.8118726.629
competent (not incompetent)52.7158027.443
sane (not crazy)52.791428.337
cheery (not sorrowful)52.572532.127
joyful (not miserable)52.472925.438
Greek (not Roman)52.475927.421
puny (not mighty)52.349622.329
pessimistic (not optimistic)52.393935.241
everyman (not chosen one)52.081132.924
unemotional (not emotional)51.948728.034
attractive (not repulsive)51.7150627.641
emotional (not logical)51.6108430.941
bitter (not sweet)51.694429.443
abstract (not concrete)51.577232.332
🐴 (not 🦄)51.5113635.752
serene (not pensive)51.525826.547
indie (not pop)51.4132028.224
depressed (not bright)51.394026.539
utilitarian (not decorative)51.2129026.231
melee (not ranged)51.270330.928
reassuring (not fearmongering)51.1119628.929
common sense (not analysis)51.178930.832
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.085533.224
fantastical (not realistic)51.080933.850
interested (not bored)50.8157430.555
flourishing (not traumatized)50.362124.231
literary (not mathematical)50.6125926.529
psychopath (not empath)50.672527.433
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.598626.935
ignorant (not knowledgeable)50.551226.340

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Han Solo (0.851)
  2. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.826)
  3. Shawn Spencer (0.82)
  4. Eleanor Shellstrop (0.812)
  5. Bart Simpson (0.801)
  6. Jack Sparrow (0.793)
  7. Charlie Harper (0.776)
  8. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.772)
  9. Flynn Rider (0.769)
  10. Calvin (0.767)
  1. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.604)
  2. Waylon Smithers (-0.563)
  3. Emma Pillsbury (-0.529)
  4. Ashley Wilkes (-0.527)
  5. Jared Dunn (-0.519)
  6. Cameron Frye (-0.514)
  7. Kif Kroker (-0.498)
  8. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (-0.497)
  9. Lexi Howard (-0.496)
  10. Edward Ferrars (-0.495)

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

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


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