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Richard Gilmore Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Richard Gilmore is a character from Gilmore 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
preppy (not punk rock)97.815.028
valedictorian (not drop out)97.536.534
🎩 (not 🧢)95.098.724
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.9328.045
🏌 (not 🤺)93.8111.720
straight (not queer)92.62316.441
proper (not scandalous)92.4610.432
formal (not intimate)92.2410.344
privileged (not oppressed)91.96614.136
manicured (not scruffy)91.310015.935
old (not young)90.93011.232
orderly (not chaotic)90.82215.926
coordinated (not clumsy)90.51009.429
neat (not messy)90.55617.331
overachiever (not underachiever)90.010011.537
prestigious (not disreputable)89.92219.030
🤑 (not 🤠)89.92716.129
rich (not poor)89.817723.630
civilized (not barbaric)89.48814.423
tall (not short)89.35014.577
washed (not muddy)89.32410.828
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.07213.745
studious (not goof-off)89.012013.846
vintage (not trendy)88.93913.866
mature (not juvenile)88.87816.834
corporate (not freelance)88.82118.740
basic (not hipster)88.21812.531
sturdy (not flimsy)88.29215.129
competent (not incompetent)88.125813.227
on-time (not tardy)88.115422.648
opinionated (not jealous)88.11711.024
workaholic (not slacker)87.924818.037
eloquent (not unpolished)87.88911.534
classical (not avant-garde)87.7613.937
resourceful (not helpless)87.526213.927
🧠 (not 💪)87.417216.936
official (not backdoor)87.41021.227
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)87.34612.923
pointed (not random)87.310720.751
sheriff (not outlaw)87.26313.935
diligent (not lazy)87.048513.726
politically correct (not edgy)86.71016.040
conventional (not creative)86.63014.234
political (not nonpolitical)86.58713.135
precise (not vague)86.47120.732
historical (not modern)86.42117.837
masculine (not feminine)86.228118.140
intellectual (not physical)86.217812.823
fortunate (not unlucky)86.11016.128
prideful (not envious)85.82915.963
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.85818.049
high IQ (not low IQ)85.642417.241
scholarly (not crafty)85.63619.027
🐩 (not 🐒)85.68116.136
practical (not imaginative)85.58318.039
traditional (not unorthodox)85.53717.833
clean (not perverted)84.620219.041
high standards (not desperate)84.612620.445
lavish (not frugal)84.59422.121
bookish (not sporty)84.531719.538
gendered (not androgynous)84.430922.636
persistent (not quitter)84.476825.628
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.311213.527
consistent (not variable)84.34819.935
tame (not wild)84.12417.747
reasoned (not instinctual)84.02022.723
motivated (not unmotivated)83.969425.530
captain (not first-mate)83.325624.331
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.325324.735
non-gamer (not gamer)83.013527.653
fresh (not stinky)82.927217.644
concrete (not abstract)82.75518.139
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.47015.022
pro (not noob)82.244522.834
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.123922.527
vanilla (not kinky)82.06320.128
presidential (not folksy)82.013520.729
tight (not loose)81.918721.236
confident (not insecure)81.832421.734
wise (not foolish)81.617821.936
morning lark (not night owl)81.45023.629
scientific (not artistic)81.321121.646
sane (not crazy)81.28219.923
tailor (not blacksmith)81.011322.125
devoted (not unfaithful)80.869519.033
refined (not rugged)80.520625.028
neurotypical (not autistic)80.512618.928
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)80.316222.521
master (not apprentice)80.242520.630
cautious (not impulsive)80.114019.434
genius (not dunce)80.134218.833
treasure (not trash)80.157821.221
mild (not spicy)80.06519.043
driven (not unambitious)79.880424.931
methodical (not astonishing)79.713626.536
tactful (not indiscreet)79.612820.227
guarded (not open)79.548817.028
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)79.514727.125
normie (not freak)79.45621.646
stoic (not expressive)79.410319.134
rational (not whimsical)79.224922.535
human (not animalistic)79.241918.838
calm (not anxious)79.18920.032
permanent (not transient)78.98626.731
extravagant (not thrifty)78.825022.843
🧐 (not 😎)78.810327.128
well behaved (not mischievous)78.615122.930
frank (not sugarcoated)78.544117.315
self-assured (not self-conscious)78.429320.638
hoarder (not unprepared)78.210119.729
reasonable (not deranged)78.226322.331
white knight (not bad boy)78.230919.627
normal (not weird)78.24621.641
legit (not scrub)78.241321.823
mighty (not puny)78.044321.127
realistic (not fantastical)78.022328.053
never cries (not often crying)78.030223.636
predictable (not quirky)77.76224.533
decisive (not hesitant)77.648022.530
queen (not princess)77.438024.327
🐘 (not 🐀)77.49024.827
demanding (not unchallenging)77.165423.246
picky (not always down)77.119522.335
skeptical (not spiritual)77.144325.733
English (not German)77.149325.633
armoured (not vulnerable)77.034326.130
factual (not exaggerating)77.021022.654
knowledgeable (not ignorant)76.959420.429
highbrow (not lowbrow)76.721730.527
serious (not bold)76.611422.934
believable (not poorly-written)76.656822.539
insider (not outsider)76.25422.232
thick (not thin)76.018218.833
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.924026.736
works hard (not plays hard)75.852329.329
wooden (not plastic)75.829224.133
charming (not awkward)75.643623.428
realist (not idealist)75.618928.732
rigid (not flexible)75.426318.238
pretentious (not unassuming)75.433922.430
go-getter (not slugabed)75.380324.826
enlightened (not lost)75.215724.329
straightforward (not cryptic)75.230621.131
side character (not main character)75.134526.020
loyal (not traitorous)75.098324.932
OCD (not ADHD)74.638825.847
bold (not shy)74.6104123.827
competitive (not cooperative)74.557124.433
logical (not emotional)74.523020.628
💝 (not 💔)74.425826.828
sheltered (not street-smart)74.417429.125
serious (not playful)74.256522.538
😀 (not 😭)74.120821.428
honorable (not cunning)74.039721.646
alpha (not beta)73.864025.847
cultured (not rustic)73.836424.321
conservative (not liberal)73.816629.145
🎨 (not 🏀)73.761923.836
statist (not anarchist)73.618428.829
factual (not poetic)73.334223.934
confidential (not gossiping)73.268424.044
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.219722.737
prudish (not flirtatious)73.219123.327
winter (not summer)73.032327.528
distant (not touchy-feely)73.039718.426
obedient (not rebellious)72.921625.824
nerd (not jock)72.858125.829
money-focused (not love-focused)72.824926.026
still (not twitchy)72.615726.526
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.383129.331
regular (not zany)72.312629.237
🤔 (not 🤫)72.218524.033
worldly (not innocent)72.171721.830
flower child (not goth)72.055825.024
linear (not circular)71.910528.627
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)71.932725.325
introspective (not not introspective)71.843226.719
compersive (not jealous)71.824526.224
disarming (not creepy)71.865325.032
🌟 (not 💩)71.892128.431
reliable (not experimental)71.840828.933
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.826626.937
builder (not explorer)71.721423.927
work-first (not family-first)71.745323.451
dry (not moist)71.721125.330
independent (not codependent)71.563428.235
monochrome (not multicolored)71.429429.323
🐴 (not 🦄)71.441432.043
secretive (not open-book)71.363227.836
machiavellian (not transparent)71.334522.926
important (not irrelevant)71.0109223.332
bossy (not meek)70.982430.033
rock (not rap)70.894323.630
resolute (not wavering)70.762228.125
tasteful (not lewd)70.655025.328
urban (not rural)70.668333.232
earth (not air)70.542228.636
loveable (not punchable)70.457224.748
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)70.423126.129
🐿 (not 🦇)70.347324.520
🐮 (not 🐷)70.214826.631
one-faced (not two-faced)70.173729.537
private (not gregarious)70.060727.741
literal (not metaphorical)69.936730.529
monotone (not expressive)69.818824.835
🤖 (not 👻)69.625727.631
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.679225.337
chortling (not giggling)69.648929.832
😊 (not 🤣)69.456424.526
extrovert (not introvert)69.457326.530
specialist (not generalist)69.340530.238
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.182227.035
stable (not moody)69.116626.530
🥶 (not 🥵)69.121728.527
dominant (not submissive)68.886229.232
industrial (not domestic)68.729029.936
thinker (not doer)68.518632.743
Roman (not Greek)68.415326.821
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.357724.434
individualist (not communal)68.258827.726
careful (not brave)68.121329.217
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.142439.531
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.952130.032
objective (not subjective)67.916430.333
biased (not impartial)67.869029.428
trusting (not suspicious)67.735426.622
📈 (not 📉)67.658631.421
sensible (not ludicrous)67.563425.928
empath (not psychopath)67.478527.237
strict (not lenient)67.258725.842
flourishing (not traumatized)67.215327.638
opinionated (not neutral)67.2128531.839
luddite (not technophile)67.130820.321
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.125928.644
direct (not roundabout)67.086331.628
respectful (not rude)66.973429.229
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.962023.443
entitled (not grateful)66.955729.550
🤐 (not 😜)66.750127.035
French (not Russian)66.749133.322
wholesome (not salacious)66.268127.630
reassuring (not fearmongering)65.966925.729
utilitarian (not decorative)65.869333.627
blissful (not haunted)65.825126.643
devout (not heathen)65.551130.027
giving (not receiving)65.578525.025
heroic (not villainous)65.3111524.732
triggered (not trolling)65.071824.624
close-minded (not open-minded)64.936124.039
forgiving (not vengeful)64.961725.529
pronatalist (not child free)64.926522.430
profound (not ironic)64.834527.436
interesting (not tiresome)64.6100023.526
genuine (not sarcastic)64.562326.534
gracious (not feisty)64.521026.431
fixable (not unfixable)64.565627.325
dog person (not cat person)64.551735.922
cocky (not timid)64.4105621.528
🥾 (not 👟)64.351736.325
modest (not flamboyant)64.269331.139
subdued (not exuberant)64.133023.922
no-nonsense (not dramatic)63.950129.728
pensive (not serene)63.8101329.239
tense (not relaxed)63.7122926.743
authoritarian (not democratic)63.651035.733
warm (not cold)63.374824.028
🧕 (not 💃)63.125528.334
theist (not atheist)62.835527.730
asexual (not sexual)62.735229.533
cynical (not gullible)62.789731.525
repetitive (not varied)62.661126.832
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.548333.422
dorky (not cool)62.453630.331
good-humored (not angry)62.379022.331
badass (not weakass)62.3119527.445
generous (not stingy)62.388721.937
stylish (not slovenly)62.292131.630
funny (not humorless)62.280527.340
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.239929.629
exhibitionist (not bashful)62.281330.154
low-tech (not high-tech)62.163332.521
smooth (not rough)62.060125.640
deep (not shallow)62.088826.837
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.966828.927
assertive (not passive)61.7115830.130
stubborn (not accommodating)61.6119634.740
chaste (not lustful)61.548930.228
chic (not cheesy)61.556330.932
slow (not fast)61.423024.826
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.470332.721
ranged (not melee)61.353222.715
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.3120030.228
overspender (not penny-pincher)61.252434.033
arrogant (not humble)60.882028.444
pure (not debased)60.876524.929
chosen one (not everyman)60.774230.831
average (not deviant)60.638727.846
reserved (not chatty)60.572932.032
soulful (not soulless)60.5130524.243
Coke (not Pepsi)60.539434.338
geriatric (not vibrant)60.427227.939
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.336222.537
analysis (not common sense)60.374636.032
impatient (not patient)60.295528.225
intense (not lighthearted)60.2110327.134
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)60.249728.431
sage (not whippersnapper)60.154529.726
quiet (not loud)60.068031.241
literary (not mathematical)60.088633.430
paranoid (not naive)59.986825.929
monastic (not hedonist)59.638628.022
indie (not pop)59.599929.322
😇 (not 😈)59.480826.330
deep (not epic)59.453831.341
centrist (not radical)59.445433.329
repulsive (not attractive)59.330627.033
cannibal (not vegan)59.167031.035
protagonist (not antagonist)59.1126025.130
sexist (not feminist)58.944425.736
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)58.852335.521
kind (not cruel)58.7130223.539
judgemental (not accepting)58.777930.442
bright (not depressed)58.671224.829
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.490632.723
active (not slothful)57.7155529.734
🛌 (not 🧗)57.746526.519
extreme (not moderate)57.6108029.233
beautiful (not ugly)57.6148631.137
perceptive (not unobservant)57.3152632.323
uncreative (not open to new experinces)57.233928.542
Swedish (not Italian)57.265933.219
🙃 (not 🥰)57.169731.738
western (not eastern)56.9122838.333
sleepy (not frenzied)56.912323.426
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.878827.528
sweet (not bitter)56.885525.644
leisurely (not hurried)56.852631.035
mundane (not extraordinary)56.738330.536
altruistic (not selfish)56.4100426.735
unemotional (not emotional)56.237630.127
nurturing (not poisonous)56.1109022.928
offended (not chill)56.195629.637
musical (not off-key)56.162331.335
emancipated (not enslaved)56.0129732.131
joyful (not miserable)56.062327.028
😏 (not 😬)56.096227.829
cosmopolitan (not provincial)55.985933.014
simple (not complicated)55.840630.527
ferocious (not pacifist)55.5108233.622
trusting (not charming)55.571227.540
obsessed (not aloof)55.0126029.525
existentialist (not nihilist)55.0117227.924
libertarian (not socialist)54.791636.826
resigned (not resistant)54.720030.831
happy (not sad)54.361023.435
tautology (not oxymoron)54.239732.221
dramatic (not comedic)54.1129324.355
dispassionate (not romantic)54.046629.039
social (not reclusive)53.999930.334
water (not fire)53.966632.334
macho (not metrosexual)53.862130.226
efficient (not overprepared)53.8144234.434
suspicious (not awkward)53.7120726.126
demure (not vain)53.785427.231
reactive (not proactive)53.796032.625
realistic (not ambitious)53.663036.839
lover (not fighter)53.589425.848
apathetic (not curious)53.336330.933
purple (not orange)53.388432.232
attentive (not interrupting)53.397030.743
playful (not shy)53.2136826.341
angelic (not demonic)53.0110621.227
mainstream (not arcane)53.069533.730
remote (not involved)52.933430.926
💀 (not 🎃)52.897132.932
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.673436.830
gloomy (not sunny)52.6107629.229
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.5123129.815
hard (not soft)52.3106129.934
egalitarian (not racist)52.2164423.722
🦒 (not 🐐)52.245834.832
interested (not bored)52.2151428.753
theoretical (not empirical)52.161134.625
philosophical (not real)52.053930.423
hunter (not gatherer)52.0104535.930
contrarian (not yes-man)52.0125228.937
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.949534.233
complimentary (not insulting)51.7107530.530
jaded (not innocent)51.6133825.025
healthy (not sickly)51.5147324.731
hard (not soft)51.3107534.135
oblivious (not alert)51.264332.441
🤡 (not 👽)51.181826.827
pack rat (not minimalist)50.982130.238
sober (not indulgent)50.293432.135
hypocritical (not equitable)50.290128.331
glad (not mad)50.287423.620
warm (not quarrelsome)50.792427.128
🥳 (not 🥴)50.780428.025
long-winded (not concise)50.396028.727
sorrowful (not cheery)50.4122622.126

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham (0.867)
  2. Richard Webber (0.831)
  3. Charlie Carson (0.828)
  4. Johnny Rose (0.827)
  5. Queen Elizabeth II (0.825)
  6. Harold Cooper (0.805)
  7. Donald Cragen (0.803)
  8. Raymond Holt (0.802)
  9. Dr. Marcus Andrews (0.797)
  10. Frank Reagan (0.794)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.64)
  2. Charlie Kelly (-0.623)
  3. Oscar Bluth (-0.57)
  4. Myrtle Wilson (-0.569)
  5. Jason Mendoza (-0.568)
  6. Alan (-0.56)
  7. Jeff Portnoy (-0.557)
  8. David Della Rocco (-0.557)
  9. Jake Harper (-0.556)
  10. Janine Lindo (-0.556)

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

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


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