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Ted Mosby Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Ted Mosby is a character from How I Met Your Mother.

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 500 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
overthinker (not underthinker)90.9748.624
love-focused (not money-focused)90.49816.6101
emotional (not unemotional)89.98713.290
nerd (not jock)88.616913.894
bookish (not sporty)87.125017.099
sensitive (not thick-skinned)87.02612.881
romantic (not dispassionate)86.412120.9174
cheesy (not chic)84.55216.398
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.016718.777
zebra (not lion)82.710117.722
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.413315.066
lover (not fighter)82.310721.0129
beta (not alpha)82.310017.580
vulnerable (not armoured)81.84517.789
🐿 (not 🦇)81.713917.581
idealist (not realist)81.611024.3100
friendly (not unfriendly)81.644313.921
dramatic (not no-nonsense)81.520118.398
straight (not queer)81.339422.588
soft (not hard)81.313118.073
anxious (not calm)80.620517.5104
codependent (not independent)80.68921.992
dorky (not cool)80.512020.589
🧠 (not 💪)80.443818.9115
white knight (not bad boy)80.027019.192
annoying (not unannoying)79.618218.919
submissive (not dominant)79.612416.7110
vanilla (not kinky)79.313021.085
cliché (not original)79.37921.420
human (not animalistic)79.144322.078
emotional (not logical)79.023623.6131
flawed (not perfect)79.039115.724
privileged (not oppressed)78.943322.9153
hopeful (not fearful)78.827725.718
sheriff (not outlaw)78.425722.968
repetitive (not varied)78.18720.3112
mild (not spicy)78.19019.5119
tense (not relaxed)78.059117.190
hesitant (not decisive)77.85322.589
insecure (not confident)77.89319.4103
weakass (not badass)77.87719.1136
unambiguous (not mysterious)77.615719.088
delicate (not coarse)77.412615.019
obsessed (not aloof)77.328428.271
builder (not explorer)77.37823.093
civilized (not barbaric)77.254520.685
touchy-feely (not distant)77.216124.492
soft (not hard)77.021220.5102
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.853624.996
gendered (not androgynous)76.886225.667
princess (not queen)76.68224.072
🎨 (not 🏀)76.657325.8135
vintage (not trendy)76.549718.8122
philosophical (not real)76.44822.6117
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)76.313323.4188
fantasy-prone (not grounded)76.231724.227
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)76.130127.319
pacifist (not ferocious)76.015919.791
focused on the future (not focused on the present)76.09624.1109
urban (not rural)76.043921.287
involved (not remote)75.939122.171
flower child (not goth)75.945120.689
warm (not cold)75.939824.094
devoted (not unfaithful)75.8103025.869
main character (not side character)75.850030.653
blind (not all-seeing)75.812817.619
long-winded (not concise)75.59326.372
intellectual (not physical)75.057527.869
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.032224.8173
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)75.014226.3106
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)75.041730.022
heartfelt (not clinical)74.949426.819
often crying (not never cries)74.820822.995
awkward (not suspicious)74.715925.280
🎃 (not 💀)74.718426.0109
blue (not red)74.727215.319
feeler (not thinker)74.542130.821
follower (not leader)74.525024.128
rock (not rap)74.471025.773
🤔 (not 🤫)74.412328.294
goofy (not unfrivolous)74.232421.023
English (not German)74.075626.1138
thinker (not doer)74.010829.7147
snoops (not minds-own-business)74.070726.225
lost (not enlightened)73.925121.7157
moody (not stable)73.859521.185
family-first (not work-first)73.841724.796
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)73.720025.119
uptight (not easy)73.657823.620
fantastical (not realistic)73.528130.2135
twitchy (not still)73.441422.3140
sweet (not savory)73.427322.019
persistent (not quitter)73.3145626.873
triggered (not trolling)73.327521.4137
😬 (not 😏)73.115320.781
🤠 (not 🤑)73.045024.193
🤡 (not 👽)73.014926.478
gatherer (not hunter)73.031222.2169
roundabout (not direct)72.86324.2112
🧐 (not 😎)72.826922.5119
overprepared (not efficient)72.84026.0148
self-conscious (not self-assured)72.712227.086
awkward (not comfortable)72.729919.119
jealous (not compersive)72.633222.976
noob (not pro)72.69122.2100
soulful (not soulless)72.690227.098
🛌 (not 🧗)72.616624.897
tailor (not blacksmith)72.344125.4109
opinionated (not neutral)72.2112328.5152
egalitarian (not racist)72.1119621.6104
clumsy (not coordinated)72.024624.971
kind (not cruel)71.991020.097
old-fashioned (not progressive)71.934530.619
open-book (not secretive)71.818926.2184
obedient (not rebellious)71.725420.889
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)71.686822.623
🥴 (not 🥳)71.427623.292
predictable (not quirky)71.318326.067
😭 (not 😀)71.024125.4121
biased (not impartial)70.857427.577
mundane (not extraordinary)70.812623.9116
traditional (not unorthodox)70.830026.591
protagonist (not antagonist)70.888430.482
hygienic (not gross)70.8111222.828
writer (not reader)70.725125.719
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.537930.982
slovenly (not stylish)70.521420.875
average (not deviant)70.514922.8103
good-humored (not angry)70.455421.0101
resists change (not likes change)70.467218.118
hypochondriac (not stoic)70.416326.074
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)70.360929.419
careful (not brave)70.217225.095
historical (not modern)70.237925.575
flimsy (not sturdy)70.215923.1137
driven (not unambitious)69.9137224.783
🐀 (not 🐘)69.926025.885
indie (not pop)69.957725.889
tame (not wild)69.828524.6123
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)69.725325.219
loyal (not traitorous)69.7120526.081
traumatized (not flourishing)69.767523.1169
🐐 (not 🦒)69.536530.098
metrosexual (not macho)69.549422.2182
water (not fire)69.531325.6123
not genocidal (not genocidal)69.298630.565
sheltered (not street-smart)69.029424.870
ambitious (not realistic)68.760329.5133
apologetic (not proud)68.711128.818
whimsical (not rational)68.638430.3105
preppy (not punk rock)68.669728.2149
puny (not mighty)68.515519.490
instinctual (not reasoned)68.458527.992
deep (not epic)68.419724.594
expressive (not stoic)68.365323.475
theoretical (not empirical)68.34926.8112
pretentious (not unassuming)68.355128.4102
passive (not assertive)68.217926.573
French (not Russian)68.146023.7121
prying (not unmeddlesome)68.189329.619
high IQ (not low IQ)68.0130320.5122
pack rat (not minimalist)68.028121.967
problematic (not woke)67.951820.119
sincere (not irreverent)67.987923.219
OCD (not ADHD)67.871428.3108
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.798726.9168
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.645424.777
hypocritical (not equitable)67.640026.0172
oxymoron (not tautology)67.616427.265
oblivious (not alert)67.525825.883
earthly (not divine)67.570121.822
Italian (not Swedish)67.442229.3120
hurried (not leisurely)67.344927.5100
dramatic (not comedic)67.289427.2127
straight edge (not junkie)67.299825.026
creator (not consumer)67.164225.319
supportive (not catty)67.177522.119
introspective (not not introspective)67.072127.894
miserable (not joyful)67.067722.081
unlucky (not fortunate)66.948028.6119
methodical (not astonishing)66.962526.0105
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.878224.384
pensive (not serene)66.884226.090
motivated (not unmotivated)66.8155027.182
sexual (not asexual)66.789625.7136
rejected (not popular)66.753929.318
people-person (not things-person)66.760524.918
💔 (not 💝)66.639732.586
good-manners (not bad-manners)66.688926.819
quivering (not unstirring)66.619227.119
utopian (not dystopian)66.638525.518
politically correct (not edgy)66.438823.077
scholarly (not crafty)66.436626.999
forgiving (not vengeful)66.361425.289
exaggerating (not factual)66.360132.6120
chatty (not reserved)66.164325.586
orange (not purple)66.033727.8106
first-mate (not captain)66.063424.693
statist (not anarchist)66.046427.669
unstable (not stable)66.075022.624
can't-fix-anything (not handy)65.931927.428
curious (not apathetic)65.988826.466
sorrowful (not cheery)65.875822.991
conformist (not maverick)65.824028.719
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)65.739023.678
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.772724.5152
jealous (not opinionated)65.712230.177
chivalrous (not businesslike)65.649026.1125
frugal (not lavish)65.358523.869
cultured (not rustic)65.373725.478
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.180729.6114
domestic (not industrial)65.137529.390
offended (not chill)65.168624.9148
meaningful (not pointless)65.1122630.626
monochrome (not multicolored)64.952528.670
awkward (not charming)64.835723.8112
hugs (not handshakes)64.850832.019
important (not irrelevant)64.7140227.585
childlike (not parental)64.762926.623
engineerial (not lawyerly)64.740929.520
poetic (not factual)64.640229.1149
complicated (not simple)64.696529.771
desperate (not high standards)64.635033.1174
stuttering (not rhythmic)64.521926.7117
overachiever (not underachiever)64.5125729.9122
generic (not insightful)64.419925.919
bear (not wolf)64.239828.622
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)64.177120.620
basic (not hipster)64.068432.368
intimate (not formal)64.057929.587
gregarious (not private)63.941224.8113
democratic (not authoritarian)63.966130.388
impatient (not patient)63.888331.869
classical (not avant-garde)63.767929.071
valedictorian (not drop out)63.7102928.189
empath (not psychopath)63.796929.3141
nice (not naughty)63.768126.425
eager (not reluctant)63.787127.322
respectful (not rude)63.687826.684
well behaved (not mischievous)63.652827.378
sad (not happy)63.684022.3110
tight (not loose)63.696029.0164
diligent (not lazy)63.5159827.480
claustrophobic (not spelunker)63.525527.1118
wooden (not plastic)63.598928.697
everyman (not chosen one)63.545730.590
gracious (not feisty)63.425325.4113
cringing away (not welcoming experience)63.446228.419
heroic (not villainous)63.3122725.687
gullible (not cynical)63.337529.070
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)63.269523.121
dolphin (not kangaroo)63.244327.821
foolish (not wise)63.148126.0123
indulgent (not sober)63.170623.8111
off-key (not musical)63.159327.6139
thrifty (not extravagant)62.961627.8114
demanding (not unchallenging)62.9131031.8127
skeptical (not spiritual)62.8112631.182
🤖 (not 👻)62.848532.0101
😇 (not 😈)62.873926.385
intense (not lighthearted)62.8106429.8150
expressive (not monotone)62.891630.695
fussy (not sloppy)62.7118129.423
picky (not always down)62.570831.976
pronatalist (not child free)62.435131.192
regular (not zany)62.439528.391
reactive (not proactive)62.452428.069
meek (not bossy)62.335926.794
employee (not entrepreneur)62.347927.219
angelic (not demonic)62.285825.6102
complimentary (not insulting)62.277428.288
analysis (not common sense)62.170628.483
weird (not normal)62.087225.598
crazy (not sane)62.070524.594
buffoon (not charmer)62.032226.321
existentialist (not nihilist)61.977129.767
sweet (not bitter)61.872227.183
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.864328.7105
imaginative (not practical)61.747731.5102
gossiping (not confidential)61.744928.0127
on-time (not tardy)61.7109932.2122
rigid (not flexible)61.674626.088
capitalist (not communist)61.681629.722
thin (not thick)61.585923.0111
giving (not receiving)61.597032.092
centrist (not radical)61.538730.676
wavering (not resolute)61.420727.477
moderate (not gluttonous)61.493623.324
social climber (not nonconformist)61.450428.719
neurotypical (not autistic)61.3124926.586
cringeworthy (not inspiring)61.351326.369
proper (not scandalous)61.273829.185
trusting (not suspicious)61.157730.5100
interrupting (not attentive)61.164430.5119
🐮 (not 🐷)61.068331.561
💃 (not 🧕)61.0102627.0104
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.055033.0159
stubborn (not accommodating)61.0127931.0148
works hard (not plays hard)60.9110927.094
wholesome (not salacious)60.891429.874
political (not nonpolitical)60.780327.479
tiresome (not interesting)60.722828.372
sugarcoated (not frank)60.719030.589
spartan (not glamorous)60.787328.526
selfish (not altruistic)60.664730.7145
helpless (not resourceful)60.617626.8102
one-faced (not two-faced)60.6111331.8131
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.468128.099
arrogant (not humble)60.387526.378
literary (not mathematical)60.392030.080
judgemental (not accepting)60.378129.292
analytical (not intuitive)60.370932.420
🐴 (not 🦄)60.285332.679
homebody (not world traveler)60.166822.820
honorable (not cunning)60.093626.9186
open (not guarded)59.929130.084
😊 (not 🤣)59.9100126.8110
subjective (not objective)59.853532.583
workaholic (not slacker)59.8143324.8114
beautiful (not ugly)59.7150526.3102
juvenile (not mature)59.767127.393
ironic (not profound)59.764230.9117
official (not backdoor)59.662527.775
permanent (not transient)59.576631.684
trusting (not charming)59.457425.986
gentle (not harsh)59.479420.019
mainstream (not arcane)59.347427.172
cursed (not blessed)59.3108629.319
devout (not heathen)59.280727.172
punchable (not loveable)59.252231.2172
gamer (not non-gamer)59.250532.0117
dog person (not cat person)59.274037.082
impulsive (not cautious)59.181833.180
slow (not fast)59.128423.973
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.1131630.3107
geriatric (not vibrant)59.033127.5161
repressed (not forward)59.042125.527
atheist (not theist)58.997827.691
liberal (not conservative)58.8104631.197
transparent (not machiavellian)58.772331.879
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.6106126.8138
slothful (not active)58.518325.7113
believable (not poorly-written)58.5178528.9176
reliable (not experimental)58.588329.5147
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.4107731.785
studious (not goof-off)58.4124728.0121
circular (not linear)58.455630.9143
resentful (not euphoric)58.4105827.420
funny (not humorless)58.398926.7106
technophile (not luddite)58.364824.657
charismatic (not uninspiring)58.3149627.5103
🥰 (not 🙃)58.382336.2108
warm (not quarrelsome)58.271527.785
hedonist (not monastic)58.279429.950
routine (not innovative)58.269630.422
🐒 (not 🐩)58.167831.969
yes-man (not contrarian)58.144131.678
apprentice (not master)58.052127.995
healthy (not sickly)57.9132326.178
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.992134.868
specialist (not generalist)57.799629.987
haunted (not blissful)57.7123728.1139
hippie (not militaristic)57.760723.923
orderly (not chaotic)57.692230.571
photographer (not physicist)57.693425.820
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.531130.877
go-getter (not slugabed)57.5166729.873
spirited (not lifeless)57.5150530.919
deep (not shallow)57.4115731.1158
extreme (not moderate)57.3115132.483
competent (not incompetent)57.3154227.472
giggling (not chortling)57.345129.4131
reassuring (not fearmongering)57.3101931.176
old (not young)57.265824.576
utilitarian (not decorative)57.2112027.693
noble (not jovial)57.2110123.222
vain (not demure)57.183329.593
off target (not accurate)57.143729.819
lustful (not chaste)57.094529.266
metaphorical (not literal)57.041530.7113
disturbing (not enchanting)57.059526.223
pure (not debased)56.893428.486
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.848030.071
entitled (not grateful)56.885529.9132
gloomy (not sunny)56.798025.5158
Pepsi (not Coke)56.748533.4119
cheery (not grumpy)56.773224.529
glad (not mad)56.669625.269
low-tech (not high-tech)56.585525.1100
Greek (not Roman)56.548830.8107
vegan (not cannibal)56.593029.3149
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)56.397332.520
📉 (not 📈)56.235929.687
absentminded (not focused)56.244132.521
enslaved (not emancipated)56.135927.471
envious (not prideful)56.122431.6131
whippersnapper (not sage)56.079324.8120
depressed (not bright)55.980526.477
flirtatious (not prudish)55.997527.584
artistic (not scientific)55.887030.496
eloquent (not unpolished)55.7116031.287
close-minded (not open-minded)55.761426.183
normie (not freak)55.774429.4125
creative (not conventional)55.697631.992
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.683228.477
prestigious (not disreputable)55.5119425.289
anti-prank (not prankster)55.5114424.322
unfixable (not fixable)55.458228.9146
attractive (not repulsive)55.3150027.9127
nurturing (not poisonous)55.2115430.467
washed (not muddy)55.2119529.269
👟 (not 🥾)55.190732.466
generous (not stingy)55.1118029.6127
cassanova (not love shy)55.190233.018
innocent (not worldly)55.049628.1142
folksy (not presidential)54.980428.1143
clean (not perverted)54.9129227.9133
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.792832.774
bashful (not exhibitionist)54.755129.1120
flat (not bubbly)54.798426.719
freelance (not corporate)54.5112929.0175
slumbering (not insomniac)54.537424.719
🤺 (not 🏌)54.4147836.597
quiet (not loud)54.387726.798
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.398827.976
sensible (not ludicrous)54.2115628.283
resistant (not resigned)54.2162029.3131
frenzied (not sleepy)54.2173427.1140
sassy (not chill)54.2141025.522
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.1123529.659
serious (not bold)54.180428.2115
social chameleon (not strong identity)54.131627.723
modest (not flamboyant)54.0104630.9119
🧢 (not 🎩)54.090336.386
perceptive (not unobservant)54.0166732.8166
interested (not bored)54.0151529.4118
tired (not wired)54.057827.819
real (not fake)54.0153128.320
manic (not mild)54.0119427.319
cryptic (not straightforward)53.942230.9107
playful (not shy)53.9140922.975
poor (not rich)53.974420.987
insider (not outsider)53.977928.5107
innocent (not jaded)53.954828.177
short (not tall)53.876023.3179
scruffy (not manicured)53.870730.678
scrub (not legit)53.835824.869
consistent (not variable)53.6119032.1160
optimistic (not pessimistic)53.593733.768
pointed (not random)53.5150534.5115
believing (not questioning)53.458833.422
precise (not vague)53.2137429.790
unprepared (not hoarder)53.265330.865
smooth (not rough)53.095926.179
😜 (not 🤐)53.091929.877
low self esteem (not narcissistic)53.071732.7168
positive (not negative)52.9109232.729
messy (not neat)52.872929.1113
morning lark (not night owl)52.773229.694
💩 (not 🌟)52.745830.589
masculine (not feminine)52.6121022.595
dunce (not genius)52.552325.4167
naive (not paranoid)52.463834.883
abstract (not concrete)52.377829.7115
libertarian (not socialist)52.2116931.195
western (not eastern)52.2160735.571
tasteful (not lewd)52.1137227.089
outgoing (not withdrawn)52.1114625.419
fresh (not stinky)52.0141628.291
subdued (not exuberant)52.077426.2149
🥶 (not 🥵)52.079127.6103
tactful (not indiscreet)51.9134931.580
smug (not sheepish)51.9148826.818
social (not reclusive)51.8110725.679
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.8103531.8102
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.896026.891
creationist (not evolutionist)51.873129.819
chronically single (not serial dater)51.8130832.620
natural (not mechanical)51.8111928.918
nonpartisan (not activist)51.866831.921
disarming (not creepy)51.7150928.991
rugged (not refined)51.687928.687
conspiracist (not sheeple)51.6147429.575
dry (not moist)51.6100731.8164
seemly (not inappropriate)51.6124426.823
ranged (not melee)51.5125427.3104
air (not earth)51.559634.4105
deranged (not reasonable)51.484129.466
treasure (not trash)51.4167630.8144
shy (not bold)51.329828.998
mellow (not energetic)51.390125.819
timid (not cocky)51.251129.0100
cooperative (not competitive)51.176432.078
communal (not individualist)51.175629.5100
extrovert (not introvert)51.0118527.2101
serious (not playful)50.9123025.6101
lenient (not strict)50.195329.5101
sexist (not feminist)50.862524.466
winter (not summer)50.7102334.789
genuine (not sarcastic)50.6109729.9119

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tom Hansen (0.83)
  2. Eric Forman (0.744)
  3. Alan Harper (0.724)
  4. Leonard Hofstadter (0.672)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (0.665)
  6. Raj Koothrappali (0.661)
  7. Louis Tully (0.661)
  8. Hughie Campbell (0.656)
  9. Elena Gilbert (0.654)
  10. Ross Geller (0.651)
  1. Rosa Diaz (-0.454)
  2. Toph Beifong (-0.425)
  3. Bronn (-0.416)
  4. Steven Hyde (-0.369)
  5. Blondie (-0.366)
  6. the Alien (-0.363)
  7. Amos Burton (-0.362)
  8. Melissa Schemmenti (-0.361)
  9. Marsellus Wallace (-0.358)
  10. Asha Greyjoy (-0.353)

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

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


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