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Dr. Gregory House Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Dr. Gregory House is a character from House, M.D..

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
main character (not side character)99.830.720
high IQ (not low IQ)98.065.674
stubborn (not accommodating)97.925.244
rebellious (not obedient)97.845.170
master (not apprentice)95.997.8134
unorthodox (not traditional)95.8211.376
perceptive (not unobservant)95.51513.763
opinionated (not neutral)95.5178.448
sarcastic (not genuine)95.438.482
cynical (not gullible)95.128.832
🧠 (not 💪)94.92111.6340
bold (not shy)94.66510.890
decisive (not hesitant)94.1511.685
contrarian (not yes-man)94.0314.035
pro (not noob)93.65814.5378
skeptical (not spiritual)93.5711.965
dominant (not submissive)93.45313.795
genius (not dunce)93.32710.6137
frank (not sugarcoated)93.32818.249
cocky (not timid)93.3469.537
atheist (not theist)93.2213.487
intellectual (not physical)92.73310.855
extreme (not moderate)92.43911.673
mischievous (not well behaved)92.46713.370
important (not irrelevant)92.47112.5341
complicated (not simple)92.31717.066
arrogant (not humble)92.27915.064
persistent (not quitter)92.120113.1376
work-first (not family-first)91.94410.889
wild (not tame)91.9499.689
individualist (not communal)91.91213.761
jaded (not innocent)91.62912.646
quarrelsome (not warm)91.44212.056
competitive (not cooperative)91.310911.463
haunted (not blissful)91.32110.445
self-destructive (not self-improving)91.21217.650
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.010417.676
extraordinary (not mundane)90.74718.258
spicy (not mild)90.53513.598
alpha (not beta)90.510614.374
entitled (not grateful)90.5809.744
badass (not weakass)90.420413.643
captain (not first-mate)90.29420.983
deviant (not average)90.02213.066
miserable (not joyful)89.82114.1383
judgemental (not accepting)89.78818.072
bossy (not meek)89.614715.478
impulsive (not cautious)89.57913.983
scandalous (not proper)89.44917.275
worldly (not innocent)89.25011.474
insulting (not complimentary)89.24316.0134
intense (not lighthearted)89.112416.764
distant (not touchy-feely)89.13219.849
chosen one (not everyman)88.9813.541
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)88.84520.4410
narcissistic (not low self esteem)88.89321.063
demanding (not unchallenging)88.615224.354
night owl (not morning lark)88.55511.469
hard (not soft)88.56515.774
edgy (not politically correct)88.44221.768
chaotic (not orderly)88.38714.654
paranoid (not naive)88.21613.536
never cries (not often crying)88.26619.329
freak (not normie)87.95313.742
assertive (not passive)87.613621.5116
cold (not warm)87.57911.877
impatient (not patient)87.411716.589
bitter (not sweet)87.48717.158
traumatized (not flourishing)87.45816.760
pessimistic (not optimistic)87.22619.674
realist (not idealist)87.21922.088
reclusive (not social)87.25215.9369
rude (not respectful)87.16616.676
quirky (not predictable)86.93917.238
trolling (not triggered)86.7818.464
competent (not incompetent)86.532320.286
pretentious (not unassuming)86.48621.1379
feisty (not gracious)86.411318.371
sad (not happy)86.25114.161
analysis (not common sense)86.23721.030
rock (not rap)86.28515.952
queen (not princess)86.214726.232
zany (not regular)86.16616.5336
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.122820.759
sorrowful (not cheery)86.05115.154
gloomy (not sunny)85.88817.967
pensive (not serene)85.71314.741
hard (not soft)85.612116.984
outlaw (not sheriff)85.614224.3134
weird (not normal)85.612415.474
tardy (not on-time)85.64416.755
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.313522.277
guarded (not open)85.323722.671
radical (not centrist)85.32823.835
prideful (not envious)85.13524.640
rough (not smooth)85.04719.950
machiavellian (not transparent)84.97224.643
interesting (not tiresome)84.813020.7106
realistic (not fantastical)84.77624.839
mad (not glad)84.610818.8391
alert (not oblivious)84.519422.1366
fire (not water)84.519524.642
masculine (not feminine)84.435215.3137
creative (not conventional)84.412022.460
suspicious (not trusting)84.218424.872
child free (not pronatalist)84.16828.355
moody (not stable)83.922522.568
kinky (not vanilla)83.710816.660
authoritarian (not democratic)83.712622.673
playful (not shy)83.731617.575
funny (not humorless)83.618823.370
unemotional (not emotional)83.62718.535
logical (not emotional)83.58118.683
winter (not summer)83.59120.827
punk rock (not preppy)83.414820.356
secretive (not open-book)82.826123.457
cunning (not honorable)82.714423.1130
brave (not careful)82.516420.491
heathen (not devout)82.54721.064
fast-talking (not slow-talking)82.516319.754
factual (not poetic)82.58622.957
English (not German)82.418925.949
psychopath (not empath)82.416316.639
fighter (not lover)82.311020.850
resourceful (not helpless)82.253924.368
vain (not demure)82.114122.464
backdoor (not official)81.912327.969
sexual (not asexual)81.933225.833
ferocious (not pacifist)81.528621.284
indulgent (not sober)81.217626.575
utilitarian (not decorative)81.28320.860
bad boy (not white knight)81.114817.747
street-smart (not sheltered)80.933018.455
selfish (not altruistic)80.922722.1115
scientific (not artistic)80.822929.374
vengeful (not forgiving)80.829118.166
stingy (not generous)80.615523.049
dry (not moist)80.64425.157
sickly (not healthy)80.54517.1117
arcane (not mainstream)80.510922.352
armoured (not vulnerable)80.522223.658
goth (not flower child)80.411322.247
messy (not neat)80.314918.081
scruffy (not manicured)80.118419.542
cannibal (not vegan)80.116221.473
😈 (not 😇)80.024719.9390
experimental (not reliable)80.014830.453
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)79.916924.441
direct (not roundabout)79.833331.692
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.88826.079
bookish (not sporty)79.847020.962
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.739920.7332
anarchist (not statist)79.613326.4283
punchable (not loveable)79.615525.568
picky (not always down)79.415326.633
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.321924.0123
vintage (not trendy)79.337221.041
💀 (not 🎃)79.215627.345
freelance (not corporate)78.935330.856
focused on the present (not focused on the future)78.84925.986
crazy (not sane)78.622022.0371
👟 (not 🥾)78.610428.3405
tall (not short)78.525916.8124
resistant (not resigned)78.423626.7122
interrupting (not attentive)78.319331.036
salacious (not wholesome)78.220525.1371
perverted (not clean)78.214717.639
confident (not insecure)78.147330.1156
wooden (not plastic)78.118721.429
nihilist (not existentialist)77.7926.164
resolute (not wavering)77.631626.9355
receiving (not giving)77.521124.935
hunter (not gatherer)77.335325.563
poisonous (not nurturing)77.225722.571
suspicious (not awkward)77.033225.868
efficient (not overprepared)76.813827.857
exuberant (not subdued)76.828628.761
believable (not poorly-written)76.656821.557
indie (not pop)76.626926.444
unpatriotic (not patriotic)76.52822.9346
loud (not quiet)76.443027.178
fast (not slow)76.447426.061
barbaric (not civilized)76.312122.749
gendered (not androgynous)76.285430.868
independent (not codependent)76.247330.760
old (not young)76.025513.873
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.037530.566
opinionated (not jealous)76.044432.930
wise (not foolish)75.932526.660
natural-talent (not hard-work)75.85628.249
flamboyant (not modest)75.730926.578
avant-garde (not classical)75.711326.443
fearmongering (not reassuring)75.722425.744
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.628432.044
bold (not serious)75.630428.8130
driven (not unambitious)75.6103625.7120
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.551326.751
🦇 (not 🐿)75.420227.3348
ludicrous (not sensible)75.220927.157
🤣 (not 😊)75.214525.3353
💔 (not 💝)75.120430.6353
demonic (not angelic)75.128024.159
privileged (not oppressed)74.955626.758
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.863627.966
unfixable (not fixable)74.815625.858
obsessed (not aloof)74.535933.766
frenzied (not sleepy)74.556125.147
explorer (not builder)74.427226.753
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.828528.574
depressed (not bright)73.719329.359
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.651830.570
legit (not scrub)73.570128.7308
overachiever (not underachiever)73.484531.049
straight (not queer)73.376129.168
hedonist (not monastic)73.217628.9312
lustful (not chaste)73.138625.576
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.179526.182
cool (not dorky)73.140226.4333
sexist (not feminist)73.123423.7308
🙃 (not 🥰)73.026131.7317
urban (not rural)72.758728.4319
objective (not subjective)72.67633.279
cruel (not kind)72.323519.950
emancipated (not enslaved)72.348329.9105
mighty (not puny)72.168928.058
🥶 (not 🥵)72.015130.837
specialist (not generalist)71.831436.059
industrial (not domestic)71.521023.670
liberal (not conservative)71.549027.1370
dispassionate (not romantic)71.314228.555
rugged (not refined)71.337527.065
libertarian (not socialist)71.113233.365
instinctual (not reasoned)71.146732.8137
oxymoron (not tautology)71.17532.833
lewd (not tasteful)70.918328.560
debased (not pure)70.838727.360
factual (not exaggerating)70.838434.643
rational (not whimsical)70.652733.676
precise (not vague)70.561030.7106
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')70.41332.843
sage (not whippersnapper)70.418726.344
juvenile (not mature)70.435425.478
👽 (not 🤡)70.329529.6343
ironic (not profound)70.319733.743
high standards (not desperate)70.355632.252
💃 (not 🧕)70.266630.3353
coordinated (not clumsy)70.182027.648
treasure (not trash)70.0108228.2347
Coke (not Pepsi)70.08732.248
deranged (not reasonable)69.934326.9393
private (not gregarious)69.861331.456
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.380926.3335
hoarder (not unprepared)69.141024.447
🤺 (not 🏌)68.982931.9331
rich (not poor)68.768522.061
charming (not trusting)68.146523.352
😏 (not 😬)67.849031.7372
chortling (not giggling)67.858528.145
🛌 (not 🧗)67.722831.9365
hypocritical (not equitable)67.637526.999
leisurely (not hurried)67.425732.365
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.353034.455
🐐 (not 🦒)67.345632.1346
prestigious (not disreputable)67.269834.957
flirtatious (not prudish)67.258529.941
🥴 (not 🥳)67.142732.2369
gamer (not non-gamer)67.130835.345
🐒 (not 🐩)67.136131.9337
attractive (not repulsive)67.0108625.670
twitchy (not still)66.864331.349
Swedish (not Italian)66.734726.947
nerd (not jock)66.675630.679
mathematical (not literary)66.627932.765
😭 (not 😀)66.635130.0386
muddy (not washed)66.629928.232
stoic (not hypochondriac)66.356232.835
workaholic (not slacker)65.9120532.271
real (not philosophical)65.768732.982
sturdy (not flimsy)65.589230.359
concise (not long-winded)65.539033.130
variable (not consistent)65.426036.359
soulless (not soulful)65.425727.778
🤔 (not 🤫)65.346635.8425
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.049228.976
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.961837.468
hipster (not basic)64.432127.061
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.372332.764
introvert (not extrovert)64.242931.272
tense (not relaxed)64.1121732.871
money-focused (not love-focused)64.139730.441
charming (not awkward)64.086030.373
angry (not good-humored)64.048632.671
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.036737.2362
rigid (not flexible)63.963132.369
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.974430.8100
outsider (not insider)63.755438.066
circular (not linear)63.732135.360
earth (not air)63.377638.139
gossiping (not confidential)63.239331.589
musical (not off-key)62.941037.157
reserved (not chatty)62.666432.658
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.460034.1412
extravagant (not thrifty)62.461131.333
egalitarian (not racist)62.3147428.7319
introspective (not not introspective)62.192835.2301
thin (not thick)62.080833.581
slovenly (not stylish)61.840028.759
remote (not involved)61.814632.058
realistic (not ambitious)61.738138.943
varied (not repetitive)61.627333.3104
beautiful (not ugly)61.4139225.0123
🌟 (not 💩)61.4125734.7388
😜 (not 🤐)61.464336.8308
crafty (not scholarly)61.386631.678
presidential (not folksy)61.176632.652
unpolished (not eloquent)61.048233.657
abstract (not concrete)60.745536.5383
minimalist (not pack rat)60.565231.8357
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.555738.056
playful (not serious)60.355131.765
valedictorian (not drop out)60.3107534.6405
jealous (not compersive)60.264330.752
macho (not metrosexual)59.946132.449
creepy (not disarming)59.833727.8133
loose (not tight)59.741332.866
disorganized (not self-disciplined)59.042129.763
🐘 (not 🐀)59.064935.3385
astonishing (not methodical)58.850536.073
deep (not shallow)58.7104034.4424
western (not eastern)58.4113335.5309
nonpolitical (not political)58.253834.172
indiscreet (not tactful)58.040938.4378
pointed (not random)58.0131439.146
expressive (not monotone)57.9103336.853
plays hard (not works hard)57.846727.777
curious (not apathetic)57.7126536.864
goof-off (not studious)57.552432.1373
Russian (not French)57.546128.846
human (not animalistic)57.2130633.671
tailor (not blacksmith)57.1105136.456
cat person (not dog person)57.075935.036
cultured (not rustic)57.0103734.636
🤖 (not 👻)56.967434.9281
genocidal (not not genocidal)56.940633.037
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.780535.9290
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.6102432.150
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.661734.641
🤠 (not 🤑)56.5107734.1342
epic (not deep)56.572534.646
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.477031.691
😎 (not 🧐)56.389836.8368
frugal (not lavish)56.291830.261
straightforward (not cryptic)56.0128839.569
protagonist (not antagonist)56.0137332.033
motivated (not unmotivated)55.9175033.731
permanent (not transient)55.891834.183
proactive (not reactive)55.657434.637
melee (not ranged)55.549734.858
go-getter (not slugabed)55.4165232.9283
🦄 (not 🐴)55.466538.5352
📈 (not 📉)55.3125334.5383
devoted (not unfaithful)55.3159932.843
diligent (not lazy)54.9169332.876
modern (not historical)54.998830.852
🎨 (not 🏀)54.9111731.847
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)54.880729.153
🧢 (not 🎩)54.883736.5356
luddite (not technophile)54.783829.398
geriatric (not vibrant)54.742132.752
imaginative (not practical)54.660238.062
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.672831.0321
spontaneous (not deliberate)54.564536.957
biased (not impartial)54.5141636.173
strict (not lenient)54.397733.890
formal (not intimate)54.384032.9299
🐷 (not 🐮)54.250531.5344
comedic (not dramatic)54.051632.152
high-tech (not low-tech)53.989428.785
doer (not thinker)53.9125440.641
Roman (not Greek)53.190037.346
interested (not bored)53.0148334.237
unlucky (not fortunate)52.999632.268
chivalrous (not businesslike)52.992133.535
one-faced (not two-faced)52.7127637.640
heroic (not villainous)52.6145124.5122
offended (not chill)52.6109335.770
stinky (not fresh)52.555430.2357
bad-cook (not good-cook)52.594534.538
close-minded (not open-minded)52.369233.468
multicolored (not monochrome)52.390334.861
chic (not cheesy)52.387327.631
theoretical (not empirical)52.260635.789
expressive (not stoic)52.1114635.158
calm (not anxious)51.675636.260
autistic (not neurotypical)51.335633.375
lost (not enlightened)51.3104834.763
loyal (not traitorous)51.2156629.560
orange (not purple)51.196430.860
literal (not metaphorical)51.1134036.378
active (not slothful)51.0170430.381
ADHD (not OCD)50.574035.638

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 Dr. Gregory House based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rick Sanchez (0.907)
  2. Sherlock Holmes (0.846)
  3. Sherlock Holmes (0.835)
  4. Perry Cox (0.814)
  5. Mr. Robot (0.811)
  6. Bertram Gilfoyle (0.788)
  7. Haymitch Abernathy (0.766)
  8. Nathan Bateman (0.762)
  9. Billy Butcher (0.759)
  10. Frank Costello (0.759)
  1. Jerry Gergich (-0.677)
  2. William Mason (-0.666)
  3. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.621)
  4. Rita Bennett (-0.613)
  5. Chien-Po (-0.599)
  6. Glenn Sturgis (-0.597)
  7. Touta Matsuda (-0.586)
  8. Charles Bingley (-0.576)
  9. Denny Brosh (-0.565)
  10. Snow White (-0.561)

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 Dr. Gregory House to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Dr. Gregory House is described identify as.

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


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