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Dr. Gregory House Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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)97.935.771
stubborn (not accommodating)97.925.243
rebellious (not obedient)97.745.366
unorthodox (not traditional)96.0211.172
master (not apprentice)95.977.8133
sarcastic (not genuine)95.717.980
opinionated (not neutral)95.6178.543
perceptive (not unobservant)95.41613.961
cynical (not gullible)95.059.128
🧠 (not 💪)94.81811.6335
bold (not shy)94.66310.890
contrarian (not yes-man)94.1414.928
decisive (not hesitant)94.0311.783
pro (not noob)93.65514.5374
skeptical (not spiritual)93.5611.965
dominant (not submissive)93.35213.794
genius (not dunce)93.32110.6136
atheist (not theist)93.1113.486
jaded (not innocent)93.0179.638
intellectual (not physical)92.63011.052
mischievous (not well behaved)92.45613.568
important (not irrelevant)92.45212.5341
arrogant (not humble)92.36915.162
complicated (not simple)92.31117.264
extreme (not moderate)92.24111.770
frank (not sugarcoated)92.22819.940
persistent (not quitter)92.117513.1374
work-first (not family-first)91.74410.986
wild (not tame)91.7519.687
individualist (not communal)91.71713.860
spicy (not mild)91.52710.196
cocky (not timid)91.57810.129
quarrelsome (not warm)91.44112.056
competitive (not cooperative)91.210311.561
entitled (not grateful)91.1679.541
extraordinary (not mundane)91.04218.454
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.09517.874
haunted (not blissful)90.72010.338
self-destructive (not self-improving)90.61918.047
alpha (not beta)90.49714.373
deviant (not average)90.32013.065
captain (not first-mate)89.98721.280
miserable (not joyful)89.81614.2378
judgemental (not accepting)89.68218.171
bossy (not meek)89.414115.574
worldly (not innocent)89.24311.472
insulting (not complimentary)89.24216.0134
freak (not normie)89.23010.941
impulsive (not cautious)89.17714.080
scandalous (not proper)89.14917.572
intense (not lighthearted)89.010716.862
badass (not weakass)89.022914.137
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)88.84220.4408
chosen one (not everyman)88.7914.135
narcissistic (not low self esteem)88.68921.162
demanding (not unchallenging)88.414324.553
chaotic (not orderly)88.27614.753
edgy (not politically correct)88.23622.066
night owl (not morning lark)88.25711.467
hard (not soft)88.16015.971
traumatized (not flourishing)88.13715.855
impatient (not patient)88.08816.187
assertive (not passive)87.513121.6115
distant (not touchy-feely)87.54521.739
cold (not warm)87.47211.773
rock (not rap)87.45313.534
reclusive (not social)87.23915.9369
bitter (not sweet)87.18317.356
pessimistic (not optimistic)87.01919.773
paranoid (not naive)87.02613.831
realist (not idealist)86.91722.286
rude (not respectful)86.96416.675
queen (not princess)86.812223.425
feisty (not gracious)86.59518.369
pretentious (not unassuming)86.48021.1377
trolling (not triggered)86.3818.562
competent (not incompetent)86.228620.484
zany (not regular)86.16416.5335
sorrowful (not cheery)86.04415.154
quirky (not predictable)86.04318.528
pensive (not serene)85.91115.039
sad (not happy)85.94014.259
hard (not soft)85.810517.182
tardy (not on-time)85.74116.952
outlaw (not sheriff)85.612424.5132
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.621921.156
never cries (not often crying)85.610522.120
weird (not normal)85.511615.572
realistic (not fantastical)85.55524.832
guarded (not open)85.320322.671
interesting (not tiresome)85.310520.3105
authoritarian (not democratic)85.09521.071
gloomy (not sunny)85.08318.262
prideful (not envious)84.73925.138
alert (not oblivious)84.616721.8363
logical (not emotional)84.55717.280
spontaneous (not scheduled)84.513522.871
funny (not humorless)84.515221.368
mad (not glad)84.58818.8390
suspicious (not trusting)84.415524.365
rough (not smooth)84.44520.148
masculine (not feminine)84.431615.3137
fire (not water)84.316924.136
secretive (not open-book)83.719523.152
creative (not conventional)83.612422.956
factual (not poetic)83.66520.455
moody (not stable)83.521323.064
punk rock (not preppy)83.413620.356
playful (not shy)83.230317.772
kinky (not vanilla)83.111116.857
child free (not pronatalist)83.17129.350
backdoor (not official)82.99627.167
radical (not centrist)82.85028.423
heathen (not devout)82.74621.362
analysis (not common sense)82.77424.220
cunning (not honorable)82.613523.4127
English (not German)82.516526.148
fast-talking (not slow-talking)82.414519.853
scruffy (not manicured)82.412216.438
unemotional (not emotional)82.42919.529
fighter (not lover)82.39321.146
vain (not demure)82.213622.762
ferocious (not pacifist)82.124119.980
psychopath (not empath)81.915316.936
resourceful (not helpless)81.948224.467
brave (not careful)81.715920.885
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)81.513123.029
machiavellian (not transparent)81.510927.532
sexual (not asexual)81.432726.531
utilitarian (not decorative)81.27820.860
bad boy (not white knight)81.212818.439
winter (not summer)81.012922.521
selfish (not altruistic)80.921022.1115
scientific (not artistic)80.819729.870
street-smart (not sheltered)80.730718.952
indulgent (not sober)80.618027.071
stingy (not generous)80.614023.049
perverted (not clean)80.611316.333
direct (not roundabout)80.527031.189
vengeful (not forgiving)80.426518.264
armoured (not vulnerable)80.420323.854
messy (not neat)80.413418.279
dry (not moist)80.34525.256
sickly (not healthy)80.24017.2113
😈 (not 😇)80.121420.0385
goth (not flower child)79.88922.937
bookish (not sporty)79.840921.358
arcane (not mainstream)79.710722.450
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.736220.7332
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.68026.178
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.518724.1122
anarchist (not statist)79.510926.5281
picky (not always down)79.313627.627
cannibal (not vegan)79.315721.470
punchable (not loveable)79.314326.065
experimental (not reliable)79.214930.751
resistant (not resigned)78.818726.5121
confident (not insecure)78.740529.5152
focused on the present (not focused on the future)78.64026.085
crazy (not sane)78.619622.1370
👟 (not 🥾)78.69128.2401
interrupting (not attentive)78.318131.036
salacious (not wholesome)78.119525.1370
freelance (not corporate)78.132531.453
tall (not short)78.022215.688
vintage (not trendy)77.936222.234
resolute (not wavering)77.627327.0354
loud (not quiet)77.535026.376
nihilist (not existentialist)77.51226.561
believable (not poorly-written)77.544820.556
💀 (not 🎃)77.517829.733
indie (not pop)77.222225.736
poisonous (not nurturing)77.122522.670
hunter (not gatherer)77.131125.762
wooden (not plastic)76.920923.123
receiving (not giving)76.920026.230
efficient (not overprepared)76.812427.857
suspicious (not awkward)76.731426.563
exuberant (not subdued)76.725229.159
old (not young)76.422713.870
unpatriotic (not patriotic)76.42222.9344
flamboyant (not modest)76.326726.276
barbaric (not civilized)76.011622.948
independent (not codependent)75.943730.959
obsessed (not aloof)75.726733.163
avant-garde (not classical)75.710226.443
frenzied (not sleepy)75.743424.245
fast (not slow)75.742826.059
bold (not serious)75.627129.0128
gendered (not androgynous)75.679331.066
natural-talent (not hard-work)75.65528.847
opinionated (not jealous)75.640535.225
wise (not foolish)75.529526.659
demonic (not angelic)75.523524.357
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.544726.751
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.437131.063
driven (not unambitious)75.492325.7119
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.421527.270
🦇 (not 🐿)75.317127.4346
ludicrous (not sensible)75.219727.456
🤣 (not 😊)75.212625.3353
💔 (not 💝)74.917830.7350
unfixable (not fixable)74.714126.057
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.456727.965
overachiever (not underachiever)74.269931.642
straight (not queer)74.166428.666
privileged (not oppressed)74.054326.756
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.623227.135
explorer (not builder)73.525426.851
objective (not subjective)73.45433.574
legit (not scrub)73.460628.7305
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.433532.740
hedonist (not monastic)73.216028.9310
lustful (not chaste)73.135725.576
depressed (not bright)73.116530.056
cool (not dorky)73.136126.4332
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.047231.067
sexist (not feminist)73.021623.8307
🙃 (not 🥰)72.923231.7315
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.770926.977
urban (not rural)72.653128.5317
emancipated (not enslaved)72.342429.9105
cruel (not kind)72.020720.547
ironic (not profound)71.915132.741
mighty (not puny)71.862528.257
specialist (not generalist)71.827536.059
dispassionate (not romantic)71.612128.953
rugged (not refined)71.632227.263
industrial (not domestic)71.518723.869
oxymoron (not tautology)71.47132.225
debased (not pure)71.433427.458
liberal (not conservative)71.443127.2368
factual (not exaggerating)71.232034.340
libertarian (not socialist)71.113633.365
coordinated (not clumsy)71.169427.147
instinctual (not reasoned)71.141533.0135
juvenile (not mature)71.031424.376
rational (not whimsical)70.944533.574
🥶 (not 🥵)70.416431.434
lewd (not tasteful)70.417828.559
twitchy (not still)70.445429.445
treasure (not trash)70.294228.0341
👽 (not 🤡)70.225529.7342
💃 (not 🧕)70.159530.1349
high standards (not desperate)70.150732.550
precise (not vague)69.956631.1102
rich (not poor)69.857621.758
hoarder (not unprepared)69.832223.243
sage (not whippersnapper)69.817326.243
private (not gregarious)69.753131.755
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')69.71832.942
deranged (not reasonable)69.731526.9390
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.370226.4334
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.837131.924
🤺 (not 🏌)68.771531.9329
chortling (not giggling)68.548127.843
charming (not trusting)68.141623.551
Coke (not Pepsi)68.111732.940
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.846034.753
😏 (not 😬)67.643831.8369
🛌 (not 🧗)67.420831.9361
hypocritical (not equitable)67.334726.998
🐐 (not 🦒)67.338132.2345
gamer (not non-gamer)67.326736.537
nerd (not jock)67.065630.877
🥴 (not 🥳)67.037132.1361
🐒 (not 🐩)67.032232.0334
flirtatious (not prudish)66.854130.833
prestigious (not disreputable)66.762934.956
😭 (not 😀)66.731630.0384
Swedish (not Italian)66.729227.644
attractive (not repulsive)66.696325.967
mathematical (not literary)66.325732.661
soulless (not soulful)66.223027.076
concise (not long-winded)66.030332.226
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.840028.175
leisurely (not hurried)65.825632.661
workaholic (not slacker)65.4106032.270
🤔 (not 🤫)65.440635.7422
real (not philosophical)65.362833.379
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.154637.366
sturdy (not flimsy)65.180229.854
variable (not consistent)65.123936.558
outsider (not insider)64.645737.565
hipster (not basic)64.426827.061
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.363630.896
tense (not relaxed)64.2106132.869
charming (not awkward)64.076130.373
angry (not good-humored)64.042632.671
introvert (not extrovert)63.937431.371
money-focused (not love-focused)63.936931.336
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.834337.2360
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.767032.663
rigid (not flexible)63.755932.568
musical (not off-key)63.034637.054
gossiping (not confidential)62.935432.384
presidential (not folksy)62.961931.850
realistic (not ambitious)62.830138.641
playful (not serious)62.743629.760
circular (not linear)62.730635.957
reserved (not chatty)62.657232.658
thin (not thick)62.667133.378
egalitarian (not racist)62.4126728.6317
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.451534.0409
extravagant (not thrifty)62.253232.329
slovenly (not stylish)62.133629.156
introspective (not not introspective)62.079635.3298
remote (not involved)61.813132.058
beautiful (not ugly)61.8119025.1121
muddy (not washed)61.835528.719
🌟 (not 💩)61.7108234.7385
varied (not repetitive)61.623033.3104
😜 (not 🤐)61.557136.7306
abstract (not concrete)60.741036.4381
loose (not tight)60.734932.462
crafty (not scholarly)60.477631.074
minimalist (not pack rat)60.456931.9355
valedictorian (not drop out)60.393934.7402
creepy (not disarming)60.129327.7130
macho (not metrosexual)59.941832.449
jealous (not compersive)59.859130.951
earth (not air)59.884038.432
unpolished (not eloquent)59.745333.954
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.751438.454
chivalrous (not businesslike)59.458231.427
🐘 (not 🐀)59.157635.3382
cultured (not rustic)59.186136.527
epic (not deep)58.953934.042
disorganized (not self-disciplined)58.738030.160
deep (not shallow)58.690834.3421
Russian (not French)58.636029.044
devoted (not unfaithful)58.5132131.336
pointed (not random)58.4114538.341
curious (not apathetic)58.2107436.863
tailor (not blacksmith)58.290035.753
plays hard (not works hard)58.141128.074
western (not eastern)58.197935.5306
astonishing (not methodical)58.045536.069
indiscreet (not tactful)58.034738.5377
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.050433.840
protagonist (not antagonist)58.0113532.529
nonpolitical (not political)57.549034.169
goof-off (not studious)57.546132.1373
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.465433.031
🎨 (not 🏀)57.293232.140
motivated (not unmotivated)57.0150234.329
frugal (not lavish)56.976630.060
🤖 (not 👻)56.958134.9281
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.770235.9287
human (not animalistic)56.6115933.470
diligent (not lazy)56.4144732.172
🤠 (not 🤑)56.491834.1341
😎 (not 🧐)56.278636.7367
melee (not ranged)56.140534.556
permanent (not transient)55.981234.081
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.669831.687
spontaneous (not deliberate)55.552836.556
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.593132.148
chic (not cheesy)55.466125.022
go-getter (not slugabed)55.3143632.9282
🦄 (not 🐴)55.358838.5351
modern (not historical)54.988431.151
📈 (not 📉)54.9110634.5379
geriatric (not vibrant)54.936233.150
comedic (not dramatic)54.943431.751
🧢 (not 🎩)54.773136.5355
straightforward (not cryptic)54.6117839.367
luddite (not technophile)54.673628.995
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.665031.0321
imaginative (not practical)54.553038.459
formal (not intimate)54.472332.9298
🐷 (not 🐮)54.246031.5344
strict (not lenient)54.186933.788
high-tech (not low-tech)54.176128.984
expressive (not monotone)54.0101239.140
multicolored (not monochrome)53.775434.659
interested (not bored)53.7126334.435
biased (not impartial)53.6127336.170
unlucky (not fortunate)53.285132.467
one-faced (not two-faced)53.1109837.438
calm (not anxious)53.061935.958
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)53.076128.949
expressive (not stoic)52.997934.857
proactive (not reactive)52.963234.824
theoretical (not empirical)52.849835.885
stinky (not fresh)52.546930.2356
Roman (not Greek)52.481937.345
heroic (not villainous)52.3127224.2118
close-minded (not open-minded)52.061333.065
ADHD (not OCD)52.059736.830
doer (not thinker)52.0115540.738
offended (not chill)51.998035.569
loyal (not traitorous)51.7135929.457
active (not slothful)51.7146630.678
not genocidal (not genocidal)51.7124934.226
autistic (not neurotypical)51.328033.375
orange (not purple)51.184830.860
metaphorical (not literal)51.153036.076
enlightened (not lost)50.779334.861
dog person (not cat person)50.490435.528

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 (0.904)
  2. Sherlock Holmes (0.843)
  3. Sherlock Holmes (0.833)
  4. Perry Cox (0.815)
  5. Mr. Robot (0.811)
  6. Bertram Gilfoyle (0.79)
  7. Haymitch Abernathy (0.772)
  8. Hector Barbossa (0.757)
  9. Nathan Bateman (0.756)
  10. Frank Costello (0.754)
  1. Jerry Gergich (-0.671)
  2. William Mason (-0.662)
  3. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.613)
  4. Rita Bennett (-0.607)
  5. Chien-Po (-0.594)
  6. Glenn Sturgis (-0.591)
  7. Snow White (-0.571)
  8. Charles Bingley (-0.568)
  9. Flounder (-0.547)
  10. George Michael Bluth (-0.546)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.



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