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Will Hunting Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Will Hunting is a character from Good Will Hunting.

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
high IQ (not low IQ)96.6227.445
genius (not dunce)94.9910.243
main character (not side character)94.48911.130
attractive (not repulsive)89.215117.029
rebellious (not obedient)88.319214.045
extraordinary (not mundane)87.910816.050
complicated (not simple)87.79113.538
guarded (not open)87.515711.937
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.519012.943
poor (not rich)86.73716.232
street-smart (not sheltered)86.617014.330
outlaw (not sheriff)85.813520.335
perceptive (not unobservant)85.734221.351
🧢 (not 🎩)85.37119.738
young (not old)84.919814.036
important (not irrelevant)84.540719.928
secretive (not open-book)84.520815.165
stubborn (not accommodating)84.232718.846
fast (not slow)83.917716.236
gendered (not androgynous)83.636220.332
freelance (not corporate)83.621316.642
opinionated (not neutral)83.547123.049
scientific (not artistic)83.416116.646
beautiful (not ugly)83.162016.428
protagonist (not antagonist)83.026620.669
🤠 (not 🤑)82.511117.828
funny (not humorless)82.420718.033
mathematical (not literary)82.07016.733
interesting (not tiresome)81.623319.340
deviant (not average)81.619318.344
🧠 (not 💪)81.637217.844
private (not gregarious)81.518714.341
unorthodox (not traditional)81.523121.131
skeptical (not spiritual)80.927116.235
confidential (not gossiping)80.838517.952
moody (not stable)80.632318.132
believable (not poorly-written)80.631119.549
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.346424.653
cynical (not gullible)80.329416.374
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.147114.946
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.117715.135
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)79.916322.037
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)79.99726.328
mischievous (not well behaved)79.841720.745
haunted (not blissful)79.829918.057
competent (not incompetent)79.764621.037
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.613719.043
natural-talent (not hard-work)79.52520.648
frugal (not lavish)79.39922.930
competitive (not cooperative)79.244719.842
masculine (not feminine)79.053019.941
straight (not queer)79.048624.248
treasure (not trash)78.865618.832
resistant (not resigned)78.523222.740
sexual (not asexual)78.445819.838
atheist (not theist)78.321922.539
😏 (not 😬)78.217923.229
liberal (not conservative)78.127421.426
wild (not tame)78.043718.151
traumatized (not flourishing)77.931020.033
frank (not sugarcoated)77.947320.964
chaotic (not orderly)77.730614.929
contrarian (not yes-man)77.720122.666
mad (not glad)77.626113.937
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.655124.863
wooden (not plastic)77.421021.038
scandalous (not proper)77.232621.344
loyal (not traitorous)77.090219.238
backdoor (not official)77.021722.035
🌟 (not 💩)76.969420.640
📈 (not 📉)76.614921.939
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.531520.950
egalitarian (not racist)76.492816.241
rough (not smooth)76.319319.537
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)76.341824.662
bookish (not sporty)76.059924.033
rugged (not refined)75.925418.431
distant (not touchy-feely)75.832124.283
intellectual (not physical)75.752321.136
badass (not weakass)75.679222.239
fire (not water)75.646123.442
independent (not codependent)75.549831.728
🤺 (not 🏌)75.355319.026
🐒 (not 🐩)75.214720.145
impulsive (not cautious)75.137217.931
human (not animalistic)75.066122.235
alert (not oblivious)75.057123.132
realist (not idealist)74.921026.035
quarrelsome (not warm)74.641019.333
realistic (not fantastical)74.634220.639
suspicious (not trusting)74.440726.843
English (not German)74.469424.337
feisty (not gracious)74.156020.446
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.037526.848
sad (not happy)74.034320.636
dog person (not cat person)74.026425.771
night owl (not morning lark)73.948022.933
punk rock (not preppy)73.932720.938
disarming (not creepy)73.753820.432
anarchist (not statist)73.427125.435
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.220122.039
child free (not pronatalist)73.038220.042
vibrant (not geriatric)73.058325.444
provincial (not cosmopolitan)72.814225.336
extreme (not moderate)72.763021.436
impatient (not patient)72.754821.842
chivalrous (not businesslike)72.624816.240
deep (not shallow)72.547022.132
active (not slothful)72.3101922.332
individualist (not communal)72.146624.037
charming (not trusting)72.034720.428
realistic (not ambitious)72.012423.848
pensive (not serene)71.945719.537
oppressed (not privileged)71.819623.534
introvert (not extrovert)71.825722.229
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.749717.124
arcane (not mainstream)71.633023.234
analysis (not common sense)71.636128.265
tardy (not on-time)71.424320.751
dominant (not submissive)71.477321.445
indie (not pop)71.447826.954
mighty (not puny)71.372119.937
sorrowful (not cheery)71.349217.031
reserved (not chatty)71.341823.630
vintage (not trendy)71.371026.141
cocky (not timid)71.281727.175
outsider (not insider)71.028827.436
gloomy (not sunny)71.049719.254
drop out (not valedictorian)70.927329.446
freak (not normie)70.841517.739
armoured (not vulnerable)70.859030.645
self-destructive (not self-improving)70.542024.442
folksy (not presidential)70.533519.555
lenient (not strict)70.433721.541
utilitarian (not decorative)70.448022.733
efficient (not overprepared)70.442022.543
charming (not awkward)70.364325.633
demanding (not unchallenging)70.297526.347
multicolored (not monochrome)70.035326.131
jaded (not innocent)69.973122.878
resourceful (not helpless)69.8113728.248
thrifty (not extravagant)69.832726.650
opinionated (not jealous)69.781427.767
intense (not lighthearted)69.679025.243
miserable (not joyful)69.555718.045
🧗 (not 🛌)69.566924.039
soulful (not soulless)69.399920.535
blacksmith (not tailor)69.231028.125
🥵 (not 🥶)69.037027.438
spicy (not mild)68.969120.152
scruffy (not manicured)68.937524.436
love-focused (not money-focused)68.988423.060
messy (not neat)68.836523.232
never cries (not often crying)68.661223.553
prideful (not envious)68.679827.277
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.385328.949
chosen one (not everyman)68.343826.452
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.931024.135
bad boy (not white knight)67.942723.966
self-conscious (not self-assured)67.817324.130
🎨 (not 🏀)67.780826.039
anxious (not calm)67.561525.936
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.551226.632
fixable (not unfixable)67.451225.342
creative (not conventional)67.256129.942
stoic (not hypochondriac)67.252725.555
ferocious (not pacifist)67.072926.836
insulting (not complimentary)67.043925.235
radical (not centrist)67.043822.962
rock (not rap)66.9119925.776
explorer (not builder)66.851227.130
juvenile (not mature)66.844028.040
specialist (not generalist)66.652830.237
frenzied (not sleepy)66.6105821.847
tense (not relaxed)65.9114524.031
sarcastic (not genuine)65.951427.647
hedonist (not monastic)65.942424.926
🐴 (not 🦄)65.961132.940
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.899921.833
hard (not soft)65.866025.335
alpha (not beta)65.788225.948
twitchy (not still)65.768022.544
heroic (not villainous)65.6110018.536
factual (not exaggerating)65.654728.040
focused on the present (not focused on the future)65.537328.436
fighter (not lover)65.554322.643
indulgent (not sober)65.362823.735
assertive (not passive)65.3102524.830
real (not philosophical)65.271329.939
experimental (not reliable)65.246027.134
muddy (not washed)65.132521.866
spontaneous (not deliberate)64.841027.238
cool (not dorky)64.868527.829
bitter (not sweet)64.658324.938
introspective (not not introspective)64.680629.328
pro (not noob)64.6112228.833
underachiever (not overachiever)64.516533.162
reactive (not proactive)64.540828.866
clean (not perverted)64.494921.251
devoted (not unfaithful)64.3139924.570
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')64.07029.137
slovenly (not stylish)63.934222.536
zany (not regular)63.971122.725
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)63.940133.135
bold (not shy)63.8139228.941
remote (not involved)63.811627.131
intimate (not formal)63.855326.648
👽 (not 🤡)63.854826.539
chortling (not giggling)63.878121.141
one-faced (not two-faced)63.897530.740
weird (not normal)63.776421.533
unpolished (not eloquent)63.641128.040
kind (not cruel)63.4115219.352
direct (not roundabout)63.499528.228
practical (not imaginative)63.486326.432
macho (not metrosexual)63.439126.148
machiavellian (not transparent)63.454927.554
nerd (not jock)63.284218.934
heathen (not devout)63.243622.030
bossy (not meek)63.1107624.233
captain (not first-mate)63.171732.427
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.154426.334
lost (not enlightened)62.959623.745
rational (not whimsical)62.878329.240
edgy (not politically correct)62.874822.945
angry (not good-humored)62.852126.036
earth (not air)62.880830.753
curious (not apathetic)62.7103525.445
orange (not purple)62.645030.640
reclusive (not social)62.654526.042
ADHD (not OCD)62.645028.741
flirtatious (not prudish)62.672627.452
factual (not poetic)62.570528.347
astonishing (not methodical)62.041835.335
coordinated (not clumsy)62.0105723.436
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)62.034326.625
healthy (not sickly)61.8115326.248
democratic (not authoritarian)61.772828.245
legit (not scrub)61.6122225.948
variable (not consistent)61.535427.446
😭 (not 😀)61.454424.945
quirky (not predictable)61.361424.868
bad-cook (not good-cook)61.257926.924
aloof (not obsessed)61.113528.536
cold (not warm)61.161321.435
urban (not rural)61.1109132.631
oxymoron (not tautology)61.148424.231
paranoid (not naive)61.181824.860
deep (not epic)61.044431.335
judgemental (not accepting)60.971625.230
hunter (not gatherer)60.982724.731
modest (not flamboyant)60.879630.050
hard (not soft)60.882227.832
🥾 (not 👟)60.863331.441
whippersnapper (not sage)60.754628.529
brave (not careful)60.697532.844
emotional (not unemotional)60.5116127.359
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.466227.736
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)60.347733.633
offended (not chill)60.380723.355
sturdy (not flimsy)60.2110629.250
theoretical (not empirical)60.121332.339
stoic (not expressive)59.953429.239
diligent (not lazy)59.9159926.141
suspicious (not awkward)59.9101424.937
biased (not impartial)59.9112724.633
Greek (not Roman)59.828428.932
🐘 (not 🐀)59.762426.335
loveable (not punchable)59.6101624.843
playful (not shy)59.5114830.140
rigid (not flexible)59.579026.048
🤔 (not 🤫)59.580431.433
fresh (not stinky)59.5115023.733
insecure (not confident)59.436429.745
eastern (not western)59.416034.737
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.2115028.724
feminist (not sexist)59.2115521.529
emancipated (not enslaved)59.1115127.941
expressive (not monotone)59.099929.260
neurotypical (not autistic)58.9129931.431
sensible (not ludicrous)58.895729.037
interested (not bored)58.8127429.338
goth (not flower child)58.550525.357
🐐 (not 🦒)58.499430.424
pure (not debased)58.385127.136
worldly (not innocent)58.2120329.760
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.296934.229
🤐 (not 😜)58.280634.046
arrogant (not humble)58.189629.333
tall (not short)58.193222.285
rude (not respectful)58.058428.036
family-first (not work-first)57.984729.656
😊 (not 🤣)57.8103927.434
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.429926.129
💀 (not 🎃)57.283125.835
down2earth (not head@clouds)57.188928.035
bold (not serious)57.188227.056
disreputable (not prestigious)57.147524.631
Coke (not Pepsi)57.159829.946
instinctual (not reasoned)56.993027.934
hypocritical (not equitable)56.867725.440
slacker (not workaholic)56.734430.433
minimalist (not pack rat)56.783325.629
off-key (not musical)56.785027.329
transient (not permanent)56.554230.034
industrial (not domestic)56.578626.333
barbaric (not civilized)56.449524.130
precise (not vague)56.4119232.134
cannibal (not vegan)56.474623.343
low self esteem (not narcissistic)56.356827.761
moist (not dry)56.372223.238
🐮 (not 🐷)56.2101025.526
plays hard (not works hard)56.149926.735
quiet (not loud)56.178029.133
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.189226.445
romantic (not dispassionate)55.9127724.656
selfish (not altruistic)55.871927.445
compersive (not jealous)55.879728.924
leisurely (not hurried)55.756329.634
triggered (not trolling)55.7123831.445
literal (not metaphorical)55.6112030.528
thinker (not doer)55.547431.753
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.477833.335
indiscreet (not tactful)55.348627.330
💔 (not 💝)55.373235.837
🤖 (not 👻)55.373831.425
avant-garde (not classical)55.264427.829
😈 (not 😇)55.281824.624
cunning (not honorable)55.167729.747
straightforward (not cryptic)55.1132934.626
libertarian (not socialist)55.189131.541
objective (not subjective)55.167528.226
nonpolitical (not political)55.064729.630
nurturing (not poisonous)55.0111525.023
unmotivated (not motivated)55.012829.564
nihilist (not existentialist)54.944727.734
disorganized (not self-disciplined)54.848927.437
low-tech (not high-tech)54.886634.535
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.567324.869
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.4112023.935
abstract (not concrete)54.368731.234
profound (not ironic)54.279931.052
playful (not serious)54.170828.536
🥰 (not 🙃)54.194530.536
non-gamer (not gamer)54.0115433.344
hipster (not basic)53.963625.627
thin (not thick)53.9112424.537
comedic (not dramatic)53.951925.457
empath (not psychopath)53.9117826.540
winter (not summer)53.988528.563
open-minded (not close-minded)53.8115929.641
rustic (not cultured)53.862832.266
lustful (not chaste)53.7102626.428
vain (not demure)53.790723.827
kinky (not vanilla)53.590725.036
unprepared (not hoarder)53.560626.032
sane (not crazy)53.588125.934
pointed (not random)53.5144527.337
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.481930.243
crafty (not scholarly)53.2113525.330
🦇 (not 🐿)53.273927.429
unambitious (not driven)53.014626.338
picky (not always down)52.9109327.965
vengeful (not forgiving)52.892826.943
goof-off (not studious)52.861429.339
grateful (not entitled)52.893127.640
resolute (not wavering)52.7144931.125
bright (not depressed)52.694529.841
loose (not tight)52.659328.659
high standards (not desperate)52.5120726.961
apprentice (not master)52.462330.625
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.4124524.848
luddite (not technophile)52.296525.032
subdued (not exuberant)52.272627.350
French (not Russian)52.0122427.530
concise (not long-winded)52.098129.153
💃 (not 🧕)51.8129027.728
wise (not foolish)51.7113428.854
logical (not emotional)51.784831.241
hesitant (not decisive)51.753130.043
melee (not ranged)51.767830.632
stingy (not generous)51.769325.442
princess (not queen)51.769228.951
reasonable (not deranged)51.6114628.736
slugabed (not go-getter)51.621827.231
🥳 (not 🥴)51.676830.624
tasteful (not lewd)51.4133826.045
salacious (not wholesome)51.481227.127
😎 (not 🧐)51.4105828.743
attentive (not interrupting)51.4104331.954
unlucky (not fortunate)51.3106024.336
angelic (not demonic)51.2115420.533
linear (not circular)51.2100730.247
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.063834.429
varied (not repetitive)51.070627.236
pretentious (not unassuming)50.9114528.332
quitter (not persistent)50.19624.833
Swedish (not Italian)50.893629.644
historical (not modern)50.785728.026
receiving (not giving)50.675228.058
cheesy (not chic)50.4106726.767

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lip Gallagher (0.838)
  2. Maeve Wiley (0.754)
  3. Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith Jr. (0.734)
  4. Jughead Jones (0.727)
  5. Darlene (0.718)
  6. Natalie (0.717)
  7. Patrick Verona (0.706)
  8. Katniss Everdeen (0.702)
  9. Jyn Erso (0.701)
  10. Alex Karev (0.698)
  1. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.442)
  2. Glenn Sturgis (-0.401)
  3. Ned Flanders (-0.364)
  4. Jerry Gergich (-0.354)
  5. Tom Wambsgans (-0.332)
  6. Ashley Wilkes (-0.318)
  7. Cyndee Pokorny (-0.313)
  8. Karen Smith (-0.31)
  9. Mr. William Collins (-0.307)
  10. Gary Walsh (-0.304)

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

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


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