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Dr. Hannibal Lecter Personality Statistics

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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
cannibal (not vegan)99.313.555
perceptive (not unobservant)98.326.644
🎩 (not 🧢)97.215.852
coordinated (not clumsy)96.916.836
high IQ (not low IQ)96.7176.755
studious (not goof-off)96.626.852
pro (not noob)96.1117.840
knowledgeable (not ignorant)96.0116.343
diligent (not lazy)95.8208.639
manicured (not scruffy)95.51714.038
eloquent (not unpolished)95.2314.135
rhythmic (not stuttering)95.137.945
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)95.0412.038
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.82210.338
alpha (not beta)94.6278.340
persistent (not quitter)94.6498.336
resourceful (not helpless)94.32314.247
important (not irrelevant)94.3267.338
valedictorian (not drop out)94.13114.539
neat (not messy)93.81413.048
master (not apprentice)93.62811.051
dominant (not submissive)93.54515.530
confident (not insecure)93.51510.045
genius (not dunce)93.41413.334
refined (not rugged)93.3513.844
rich (not poor)93.26813.535
charismatic (not uninspiring)93.22013.645
deviant (not average)93.2109.232
kinky (not vanilla)93.0811.727
stylish (not slovenly)92.81718.536
competent (not incompetent)92.67016.145
interesting (not tiresome)92.6512.733
charming (not awkward)91.51614.230
decisive (not hesitant)91.4249.525
😈 (not 😇)91.44013.449
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.92816.441
workaholic (not slacker)90.810219.332
introspective (not not introspective)90.8616.234
calm (not anxious)90.7413.440
hunter (not gatherer)90.74320.744
complicated (not simple)90.32217.430
secretive (not open-book)90.15717.840
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.19916.134
intense (not lighthearted)90.06922.333
driven (not unambitious)89.818220.722
alert (not oblivious)89.74424.830
sturdy (not flimsy)89.64713.749
worldly (not innocent)89.63214.336
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)89.51817.651
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.56014.946
villainous (not heroic)89.33724.642
mighty (not puny)89.34815.741
quiet (not loud)89.21516.435
bookish (not sporty)88.711613.840
intellectual (not physical)88.29715.231
privileged (not oppressed)88.112718.447
demonic (not angelic)88.04515.033
weird (not normal)87.85719.829
mature (not juvenile)87.86120.335
individualist (not communal)87.75019.735
specialist (not generalist)87.6820.937
go-getter (not slugabed)87.611115.133
charming (not trusting)87.41313.936
🦇 (not 🐿)87.42224.338
lavish (not frugal)87.35921.523
mysterious (not unambiguous)87.22226.046
armoured (not vulnerable)87.05020.730
bold (not shy)86.832614.746
captain (not first-mate)86.613423.538
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.39420.938
extreme (not moderate)86.314723.933
suspicious (not trusting)86.210718.442
bossy (not meek)86.218419.233
logical (not emotional)85.93420.248
extraordinary (not mundane)85.911822.144
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.911817.137
tactful (not indiscreet)85.53024.634
cruel (not kind)85.27023.937
active (not slothful)85.023018.639
tight (not loose)84.99921.037
🧠 (not 💪)84.815816.032
precise (not vague)84.39725.730
suspicious (not awkward)84.18820.439
believable (not poorly-written)83.910917.939
wise (not foolish)83.89223.732
deep (not shallow)83.86226.243
emancipated (not enslaved)83.67624.637
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.44819.530
cool (not dorky)83.39825.339
arcane (not mainstream)83.25221.239
tall (not short)83.19512.631
playful (not shy)83.123416.438
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)82.89522.532
leisurely (not hurried)82.73319.538
resolute (not wavering)82.79726.635
animalistic (not human)82.61414.638
patient (not impatient)82.54223.439
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.414128.258
smooth (not rough)82.33821.123
guarded (not open)82.322322.941
overspender (not penny-pincher)82.16722.741
cunning (not honorable)81.812626.038
queer (not straight)81.63224.734
nerd (not jock)81.422918.843
musical (not off-key)81.45727.756
presidential (not folksy)81.211217.836
cryptic (not straightforward)81.12425.434
egalitarian (not racist)81.143021.642
hoarder (not unprepared)80.93518.851
ferocious (not pacifist)80.824024.538
authoritarian (not democratic)80.713724.324
outlaw (not sheriff)80.617720.831
👽 (not 🤡)80.64028.734
debased (not pure)80.513627.941
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.420825.237
sage (not whippersnapper)80.24023.436
fortunate (not unlucky)80.03624.541
obsessed (not aloof)80.014428.938
tasteful (not lewd)79.713729.244
philosophical (not real)79.71423.740
salacious (not wholesome)79.513927.441
arrogant (not humble)79.326427.841
unfixable (not fixable)79.37026.737
hard (not soft)79.219122.031
prestigious (not disreputable)79.118023.030
atheist (not theist)78.914528.145
spicy (not mild)78.826724.345
🤺 (not 🏌)78.827630.340
purple (not orange)78.76732.042
strict (not lenient)78.520322.531
crazy (not sane)78.516325.043
fresh (not stinky)78.429731.536
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.217125.134
respectful (not rude)78.024426.831
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)77.913429.347
slow-talking (not fast-talking)77.93720.042
tailor (not blacksmith)77.817526.136
private (not gregarious)77.818729.844
poetic (not factual)77.56224.341
🤫 (not 🤔)77.4829.341
vengeful (not forgiving)77.224825.327
creative (not conventional)77.219525.137
historical (not modern)77.113126.934
pretentious (not unassuming)77.121128.550
assertive (not passive)77.043328.141
street-smart (not sheltered)76.832824.134
methodical (not astonishing)76.617031.942
hard (not soft)76.525021.631
confidential (not gossiping)76.335829.455
chortling (not giggling)76.315121.138
efficient (not overprepared)75.813832.535
consistent (not variable)75.618626.554
careful (not brave)75.46228.327
metrosexual (not macho)75.417425.242
selfish (not altruistic)75.423224.241
involved (not remote)75.228030.326
unorthodox (not traditional)75.226432.234
urban (not rural)75.231026.530
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.042428.036
enlightened (not lost)75.012128.261
formal (not intimate)74.818129.136
🤐 (not 😜)74.816132.232
🧗 (not 🛌)74.832328.740
soulless (not soulful)74.711822.729
hedonist (not monastic)74.611731.641
competitive (not cooperative)74.341729.634
bright (not depressed)74.215725.232
poisonous (not nurturing)74.219826.826
preppy (not punk rock)74.133730.939
orderly (not chaotic)73.730529.436
experimental (not reliable)73.618628.743
old (not young)73.321013.636
cold (not warm)73.222521.326
vain (not demure)73.127728.536
rational (not whimsical)73.031431.729
📈 (not 📉)72.819027.125
fast (not slow)72.342829.933
civilized (not barbaric)72.048529.733
flamboyant (not modest)71.729429.352
cautious (not impulsive)71.722032.036
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.721126.634
stoic (not expressive)71.717431.039
independent (not codependent)71.642134.948
rebellious (not obedient)71.645528.737
masculine (not feminine)71.548021.032
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.120534.245
freelance (not corporate)71.138433.535
heathen (not devout)71.018532.822
beautiful (not ugly)70.968726.845
Swedish (not Italian)70.512931.449
unpatriotic (not patriotic)70.24425.738
🧐 (not 😎)70.222036.148
frenzied (not sleepy)70.156623.545
night owl (not morning lark)69.639630.235
work-first (not family-first)69.636533.730
Roman (not Greek)69.611128.941
works hard (not plays hard)69.553528.336
treasure (not trash)69.470432.554
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.452028.833
😏 (not 😬)69.328032.734
child free (not pronatalist)69.237632.744
lustful (not chaste)69.135925.240
resistant (not resigned)68.951929.634
gloomy (not sunny)68.936424.636
🐩 (not 🐒)68.631238.524
zany (not regular)68.539030.742
anarchist (not statist)68.123731.042
curious (not apathetic)67.949035.149
sorrowful (not cheery)67.839926.640
🐐 (not 🦒)67.827631.033
romantic (not dispassionate)67.855035.747
🥾 (not 👟)67.727733.135
open-minded (not close-minded)67.637627.744
serious (not playful)67.252328.127
legit (not scrub)67.266434.024
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.922337.140
abstract (not concrete)66.623033.938
indulgent (not sober)66.540429.034
decorative (not utilitarian)66.217934.636
funny (not humorless)66.144925.748
German (not English)66.13827.745
hipster (not basic)65.816431.041
🥴 (not 🥳)65.631731.936
reserved (not chatty)64.837927.628
minimalist (not pack rat)64.632431.525
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.241633.130
deranged (not reasonable)64.231735.233
attractive (not repulsive)64.076633.733
wild (not tame)63.855934.034
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.348230.426
feminist (not sexist)63.367930.436
traitorous (not loyal)63.018836.129
neurotypical (not autistic)63.080030.430
trolling (not triggered)62.918932.144
down2earth (not head@clouds)62.847028.927
bitter (not sweet)62.444330.636
quarrelsome (not warm)62.153830.742
metaphorical (not literal)62.117533.345
artistic (not scientific)62.042026.336
jealous (not compersive)61.941130.129
proper (not scandalous)61.944937.536
libertarian (not socialist)61.733731.632
mad (not glad)61.652431.631
😊 (not 🤣)61.656331.933
vibrant (not geriatric)61.470335.143
high-tech (not low-tech)61.243230.536
eastern (not western)61.29032.031
🙃 (not 🥰)61.239036.644
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.143133.933
scholarly (not crafty)60.732927.347
classical (not avant-garde)60.751238.137
complimentary (not insulting)60.750627.939
edgy (not politically correct)60.356533.038
varied (not repetitive)59.321435.050
gracious (not feisty)59.220935.033
🌟 (not 💩)59.084537.638
💃 (not 🧕)58.965732.433
🤑 (not 🤠)58.840236.329
punchable (not loveable)58.434733.736
creepy (not disarming)58.324430.633
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.250332.433
mischievous (not well behaved)58.166439.733
nihilist (not existentialist)58.124735.931
chill (not offended)58.134334.344
introvert (not extrovert)57.937229.963
domestic (not industrial)57.841831.833
melee (not ranged)57.332033.844
sad (not happy)57.266928.224
objective (not subjective)57.136635.035
💔 (not 💝)57.145736.939
🤖 (not 👻)56.845134.744
outsider (not insider)56.755436.735
🐷 (not 🐮)56.731529.327
reasoned (not instinctual)56.441534.738
liberal (not conservative)56.370433.442
practical (not imaginative)56.272334.636
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.258934.839
miserable (not joyful)55.968927.730
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.958532.941
literary (not mathematical)55.470334.137
serious (not bold)55.446736.145
flourishing (not traumatized)55.432032.651
empirical (not theoretical)55.364334.347
rigid (not flexible)55.264630.326
skeptical (not spiritual)55.187234.435
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.646236.551
direct (not roundabout)54.686535.241
stable (not moody)54.434030.432
sarcastic (not genuine)54.354636.644
luddite (not technophile)54.258630.032
😭 (not 😀)54.257234.343
healthy (not sickly)54.193435.043
nonpolitical (not political)53.844937.637
🦄 (not 🐴)53.849440.321
social (not reclusive)53.767431.730
realist (not idealist)53.662635.939
good-humored (not angry)53.565730.827
backdoor (not official)53.564728.528
permanent (not transient)53.070933.531
dry (not moist)53.058730.638
🐀 (not 🐘)52.956338.131
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.840330.730
tense (not relaxed)52.4100532.938
biased (not impartial)52.498738.329
gendered (not androgynous)51.8118132.135
exuberant (not subdued)51.577636.736
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.251638.725
French (not Russian)51.281730.138
monochrome (not multicolored)51.164437.536
linear (not circular)51.164935.636
sensible (not ludicrous)50.877332.238
accepting (not judgemental)50.860634.632
builder (not explorer)50.265332.737
hypocritical (not equitable)50.857134.049
thick (not thin)50.550728.645

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 (0.859)
  3. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.823)
  4. Gus Fring (0.785)
  5. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (0.778)
  1. Mike McLintock (-0.58)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.579)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.558)
  4. Xander Harris (-0.553)
  5. Morty Smith (-0.551)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.32)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.27)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.17)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.07)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.05)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.04)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.03)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.14)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.15)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.16)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.16)
  13. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.18)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.2)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.27)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.28)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.3)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.32)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.32)
  20. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.33)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.35)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.46)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.55)
  24. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.56)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.61)


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