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Dr. Hannibal Lecter Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character from Hannibal.

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
cannibal (not vegan)99.413.360
perceptive (not unobservant)97.538.444
coordinated (not clumsy)97.436.243
high IQ (not low IQ)97.2135.765
important (not irrelevant)97.224.138
studious (not goof-off)97.125.662
knowledgeable (not ignorant)96.246.655
overachiever (not underachiever)96.287.724
good-cook (not bad-cook)96.147.123
dominant (not submissive)96.0168.336
pro (not noob)96.0187.546
eloquent (not unpolished)95.7313.142
diligent (not lazy)95.4389.647
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.2279.648
persistent (not quitter)95.2498.040
manicured (not scruffy)95.02713.941
on-time (not tardy)95.01711.026
interesting (not tiresome)94.727.548
resourceful (not helpless)94.72312.958
🎩 (not 🧢)94.71111.786
machiavellian (not transparent)94.429.619
rhythmic (not stuttering)94.328.955
extravagant (not thrifty)94.2167.825
competent (not incompetent)94.14911.747
neat (not messy)94.11812.259
kinky (not vanilla)94.0610.833
valedictorian (not drop out)94.02913.948
genius (not dunce)93.72212.348
charismatic (not uninspiring)93.62113.152
intense (not lighthearted)93.62517.241
refined (not rugged)93.5513.351
deviant (not average)93.549.337
master (not apprentice)93.53411.052
rich (not poor)93.48712.742
main character (not side character)93.31189.113
alpha (not beta)93.15012.856
hunter (not gatherer)92.62117.446
confident (not insecure)92.53014.761
stylish (not slovenly)92.53319.246
decisive (not hesitant)92.3199.429
freak (not normie)92.01211.127
cultured (not rustic)91.9719.317
never cries (not often crying)91.92210.030
😈 (not 😇)91.84812.791
complicated (not simple)91.62017.139
introspective (not not introspective)91.5315.141
workaholic (not slacker)91.311714.832
cocky (not timid)91.39210.720
demonic (not angelic)91.23713.246
motivated (not unmotivated)91.221812.032
OCD (not ADHD)91.199.839
worldly (not innocent)91.01911.845
calm (not anxious)90.6813.046
psychopath (not empath)90.55720.634
still (not twitchy)90.5215.133
winter (not summer)90.4119.827
alert (not oblivious)90.44524.233
cat person (not dog person)90.21512.229
attentive (not interrupting)89.9518.422
charming (not awkward)89.93916.540
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.87214.545
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)89.73419.579
mysterious (not unambiguous)89.61222.954
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)89.51216.758
badass (not weakass)89.425119.331
cynical (not gullible)89.15521.723
intellectual (not physical)88.712213.342
villainous (not heroic)88.76222.753
🎨 (not 🏀)88.710811.649
mature (not juvenile)88.58517.846
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)88.416722.941
lavish (not frugal)88.24722.833
pointed (not random)88.28415.435
bossy (not meek)88.118919.144
mighty (not puny)88.09115.850
armoured (not vulnerable)88.04819.435
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.87023.546
bookish (not sporty)87.820316.846
privileged (not oppressed)87.816519.557
quirky (not predictable)87.73017.324
jaded (not innocent)87.611519.731
prideful (not envious)87.41315.728
charming (not trusting)87.31713.442
go-getter (not slugabed)87.313914.940
secretive (not open-book)87.314524.349
sturdy (not flimsy)87.111419.557
tactful (not indiscreet)87.01921.945
captain (not first-mate)86.916324.551
🦇 (not 🐿)86.93923.880
individualist (not communal)86.88621.348
bold (not shy)86.744914.551
quiet (not loud)86.75218.844
interested (not bored)86.74018.731
driven (not unambitious)86.441026.037
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.313321.349
guarded (not open)86.221320.456
open to new experinces (not uncreative)86.218919.342
suspicious (not trusting)86.113519.452
specialist (not generalist)86.01325.049
🧠 (not 💪)86.021615.185
cool (not dorky)85.98522.747
tall (not short)85.89511.961
logical (not emotional)85.65419.957
cruel (not kind)85.49122.642
washed (not muddy)85.37027.022
active (not slothful)84.933717.652
wise (not foolish)84.811522.042
extraordinary (not mundane)84.818823.250
tight (not loose)84.711319.446
musical (not off-key)84.56224.062
deep (not shallow)84.47024.147
believable (not poorly-written)84.412717.942
chic (not cheesy)84.44021.920
picky (not always down)84.45813.917
playful (not shy)84.329914.245
suspicious (not awkward)84.011820.847
unfixable (not fixable)83.95923.144
indie (not pop)83.98410.419
queer (not straight)83.87323.838
chosen one (not everyman)83.65121.138
leisurely (not hurried)83.43519.142
emancipated (not enslaved)83.38922.042
arcane (not mainstream)83.26821.547
🐩 (not 🐒)83.211127.273
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)83.110724.739
egalitarian (not racist)83.152919.848
obsessed (not aloof)82.911827.545
extreme (not moderate)82.930827.641
prestigious (not disreputable)82.713522.741
patient (not impatient)82.76825.553
resolute (not wavering)82.715526.840
precise (not vague)82.218330.635
fresh (not stinky)82.031428.847
dramatic (not comedic)82.023921.229
respectful (not rude)81.923420.841
high standards (not desperate)81.918931.433
ferocious (not pacifist)81.628222.447
highbrow (not lowbrow)81.58324.340
weird (not normal)81.022827.439
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)81.030923.043
cunning (not honorable)80.817827.845
salacious (not wholesome)80.815826.245
demanding (not unchallenging)80.649527.037
strict (not lenient)80.523320.144
hard (not soft)80.523020.541
philosophical (not real)80.52122.748
opinionated (not neutral)80.561824.820
methodical (not astonishing)80.312530.158
poisonous (not nurturing)80.321024.740
🤺 (not 🏌)80.335827.383
private (not gregarious)80.222826.660
smooth (not rough)80.16824.531
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.138026.646
presidential (not folksy)80.117721.146
animalistic (not human)80.03221.740
authoritarian (not democratic)79.719322.931
cryptic (not straightforward)79.62927.745
purple (not orange)79.68228.554
spicy (not mild)79.533525.859
tasteful (not lewd)79.019727.852
debased (not pure)79.021129.550
sage (not whippersnapper)79.05723.342
overspender (not penny-pincher)78.913525.853
creative (not conventional)78.924925.142
nerd (not jock)78.841218.949
hoarder (not unprepared)78.88421.257
self-assured (not self-conscious)78.728431.577
💀 (not 🎃)78.716932.346
selfish (not altruistic)78.627123.348
crazy (not sane)78.622024.452
fortunate (not unlucky)78.67424.446
👽 (not 🤡)78.510127.385
vengeful (not forgiving)78.333824.638
pretentious (not unassuming)78.325628.153
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)78.119627.426
competitive (not cooperative)78.048027.034
arrogant (not humble)78.038128.849
cold (not warm)77.923220.730
vintage (not trendy)77.942527.034
analysis (not common sense)77.819824.516
careful (not brave)77.76428.439
efficient (not overprepared)77.711129.847
slow-talking (not fast-talking)77.75819.649
goth (not flower child)77.713927.517
outlaw (not sheriff)77.633423.736
assertive (not passive)77.655125.748
tailor (not blacksmith)77.620126.139
conspiracist (not sheeple)77.626525.540
confidential (not gossiping)77.352828.467
experimental (not reliable)77.120527.361
unorthodox (not traditional)76.935331.939
preppy (not punk rock)76.837029.253
stoic (not hypochondriac)76.619126.627
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.416430.550
heathen (not devout)76.312726.931
orderly (not chaotic)76.136028.947
fast (not slow)76.049527.246
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)76.023830.072
😏 (not 😬)76.025530.066
stoic (not expressive)75.916529.447
devoted (not unfaithful)75.898925.223
street-smart (not sheltered)75.750226.542
paranoid (not naive)75.424119.125
🤫 (not 🤔)75.32831.773
metrosexual (not macho)75.223625.651
chortling (not giggling)75.223423.245
two-faced (not one-faced)75.222331.619
queen (not princess)74.847830.912
bad boy (not white knight)74.727233.321
entitled (not grateful)74.538629.624
poetic (not factual)74.413823.554
rebellious (not obedient)74.360028.843
enlightened (not lost)74.317929.565
rock (not rap)74.169127.135
romantic (not dispassionate)74.054634.949
soulless (not soulful)73.917525.337
hard (not soft)73.843027.638
masculine (not feminine)73.569521.238
curious (not apathetic)73.548832.155
beautiful (not ugly)73.599626.657
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.237834.317
unemotional (not emotional)73.111026.828
old (not young)73.031114.645
hedonist (not monastic)73.017731.547
consistent (not variable)72.834829.663
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.724226.540
genocidal (not not genocidal)72.718230.424
haunted (not blissful)72.660632.926
love-focused (not money-focused)72.377732.924
frenzied (not sleepy)72.369322.347
cautious (not impulsive)72.132431.346
atheist (not theist)72.142432.053
rational (not whimsical)71.848731.140
night owl (not morning lark)71.554530.342
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.218735.048
Swedish (not Italian)71.020329.355
profound (not ironic)71.017832.126
serious (not playful)70.768826.937
bright (not depressed)70.533427.942
work-first (not family-first)70.547833.038
flamboyant (not modest)70.443830.954
anarchist (not statist)70.433029.254
indulgent (not sober)70.346628.145
monotone (not expressive)70.318026.129
legit (not scrub)70.186033.041
proactive (not reactive)70.18334.023
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)69.934929.139
resistant (not resigned)69.870230.041
historical (not modern)69.737631.444
😊 (not 🤣)69.555526.767
pensive (not serene)69.463022.519
open-minded (not close-minded)69.452927.650
gloomy (not sunny)69.255625.445
freelance (not corporate)69.166234.240
civilized (not barbaric)69.084230.836
treasure (not trash)68.9113132.858
🧗 (not 🛌)68.770131.477
works hard (not plays hard)68.679828.351
independent (not codependent)68.574236.051
earth (not air)68.450327.321
attractive (not repulsive)68.2105132.038
formal (not intimate)68.244533.338
lustful (not chaste)68.054129.546
Roman (not Greek)67.916628.746
ambitious (not realistic)67.760940.117
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.653128.735
deranged (not reasonable)67.140333.441
🌟 (not 💩)67.1109235.477
🧐 (not 😎)67.041036.892
inspiring (not cringeworthy)66.864130.132
🐐 (not 🦒)66.749132.874
sorrowful (not cheery)66.668326.746
unpatriotic (not patriotic)66.512228.137
German (not English)66.45028.550
wild (not tame)66.280533.238
involved (not remote)66.092036.639
distant (not touchy-feely)66.062332.023
urban (not rural)65.990331.337
hipster (not basic)65.928630.745
vain (not demure)65.956331.936
non-gamer (not gamer)65.872343.422
jealous (not compersive)65.748329.239
proper (not scandalous)65.757532.350
decorative (not utilitarian)65.727435.941
quarrelsome (not warm)65.666330.949
feminist (not sexist)65.697628.247
deep (not epic)65.527630.432
child free (not pronatalist)65.473534.651
trolling (not triggered)65.220633.246
scholarly (not crafty)65.138126.953
zany (not regular)64.867131.348
contrarian (not yes-man)64.872032.420
📈 (not 📉)64.774332.054
🥾 (not 👟)64.650834.079
🥴 (not 🥳)64.553433.367
metaphorical (not literal)64.322031.344
flirtatious (not prudish)64.367226.920
lover (not fighter)63.956823.824
bitter (not sweet)63.860329.841
fire (not water)63.684532.221
🥵 (not 🥶)63.558138.144
thinker (not doer)63.526223.817
traitorous (not loyal)63.426434.737
💃 (not 🧕)63.490031.667
reserved (not chatty)63.364628.841
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.262934.439
dramatic (not no-nonsense)63.266535.551
🤐 (not 😜)63.263437.062
funny (not humorless)63.078029.456
varied (not repetitive)62.724433.451
high-tech (not low-tech)62.463032.839
generous (not stingy)62.189328.836
minimalist (not pack rat)61.660130.338
skeptical (not spiritual)61.4113333.541
realist (not idealist)61.365236.254
artistic (not scientific)61.266427.144
serious (not bold)61.252635.855
complimentary (not insulting)61.078728.841
mad (not glad)61.079329.752
radical (not centrist)61.065730.827
classical (not avant-garde)60.975536.644
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.965933.062
mischievous (not well behaved)60.790938.043
natural-talent (not hard-work)60.733829.427
oxymoron (not tautology)60.552433.813
abstract (not concrete)60.446535.842
wooden (not plastic)59.8114337.622
sad (not happy)59.794326.931
edgy (not politically correct)59.684835.249
practical (not imaginative)59.599433.151
eastern (not western)59.316133.136
vibrant (not geriatric)58.9114634.651
libertarian (not socialist)58.862533.541
factual (not exaggerating)58.875233.528
sexual (not asexual)58.7112333.629
🤑 (not 🤠)58.257236.771
💔 (not 💝)58.264836.673
luddite (not technophile)58.067728.944
introvert (not extrovert)57.960829.776
literary (not mathematical)57.999333.255
objective (not subjective)57.952433.235
nihilist (not existentialist)57.832835.535
liberal (not conservative)57.7103234.446
🙃 (not 🥰)57.767738.782
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)57.4124733.565
gracious (not feisty)57.338135.340
frank (not sugarcoated)57.3137338.123
biased (not impartial)57.1129537.537
sarcastic (not genuine)57.174036.149
concise (not long-winded)57.174236.227
neurotypical (not autistic)57.0138933.642
healthy (not sickly)56.8131035.649
fantastical (not realistic)56.866036.430
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.579434.342
outsider (not insider)56.284935.642
empirical (not theoretical)56.185234.357
judgemental (not accepting)56.186533.643
melee (not ranged)56.147635.055
🐷 (not 🐮)56.044736.673
businesslike (not chivalrous)56.082337.025
🐘 (not 🐀)55.777636.852
chill (not offended)55.661734.354
domestic (not industrial)55.572433.339
opinionated (not jealous)55.5145936.322
flourishing (not traumatized)55.145733.761
punchable (not loveable)55.057734.243
good-humored (not angry)54.7101429.332
nonpolitical (not political)54.367636.941
hypocritical (not equitable)54.375032.158
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.268434.027
rigid (not flexible)53.999030.136
androgynous (not gendered)53.716331.941
stubborn (not accommodating)53.7145634.919
sensible (not ludicrous)53.4112932.547
permanent (not transient)53.3103034.041
😀 (not 😭)53.287332.873
direct (not roundabout)53.0137335.446
thin (not thick)53.0114729.054
creepy (not disarming)53.046631.737
moist (not dry)52.987930.847
relaxed (not tense)52.839133.151
builder (not explorer)52.885232.450
French (not Russian)52.8118333.044
reasoned (not instinctual)52.774835.141
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.673431.434
self-destructive (not self-improving)52.6101033.640
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.579736.053
Coke (not Pepsi)52.495438.524
reclusive (not social)52.383133.237
multicolored (not monochrome)52.290838.250
miserable (not joyful)52.2115029.136
subdued (not exuberant)52.272635.345
stable (not moody)51.959129.745
antagonist (not protagonist)51.848641.618
giving (not receiving)51.6121634.528
👻 (not 🤖)51.5103437.074
clean (not perverted)51.4131536.922
backdoor (not official)51.2107630.933
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.282237.162
circular (not linear)50.793036.845
🦄 (not 🐴)50.582140.454

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (0.9)
  2. Robert Ford (0.856)
  3. Raymond 'Red' Reddington (0.846)
  4. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.836)
  5. Hans Gruber (0.786)
  6. Gus Fring (0.778)
  7. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (0.778)
  8. Light Yagami (0.772)
  9. Berlin (0.768)
  10. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (0.757)
  1. Mike McLintock (-0.6)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.583)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.578)
  4. Lenny (-0.559)
  5. Morty Smith (-0.554)
  6. Chip Dove (-0.554)
  7. Xander Harris (-0.553)
  8. Ron Weasley (-0.528)
  9. Steve Brady (-0.523)
  10. Tom Scavo (-0.521)

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

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


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