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Harry Potter Personality Statistics

Harry Potter is a character from Harry Potter. 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
loyal (not traitorous)93.9419.5327
persistent (not quitter)91.212814.5125
heroic (not villainous)89.38814.2306
brave (not careful)89.01613.2336
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)88.85616.7336
important (not irrelevant)88.210818.4199
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)87.41822.6173
soulful (not soulless)86.211317.378
involved (not remote)85.82418.8306
egalitarian (not racist)85.216817.390
curious (not apathetic)85.14719.0319
go-getter (not slugabed)84.714018.599
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.59819.0355
kind (not cruel)83.819215.6376
active (not slothful)83.620318.1312
rebellious (not obedient)83.316317.3339
🌟 (not 💩)82.515220.7104
treasure (not trash)82.320721.2113
driven (not unambitious)82.236920.8312
explorer (not builder)81.84320.9413
resourceful (not helpless)81.330523.260
spontaneous (not scheduled)81.210019.3353
impulsive (not cautious)81.012420.9351
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.221920.1312
extraordinary (not mundane)79.917223.1319
human (not animalistic)79.820220.3312
instinctual (not reasoned)79.69320.6310
captain (not first-mate)78.917128.5388
family-first (not work-first)78.014326.0397
patriotic (not unpatriotic)77.915922.3118
🧗 (not 🛌)77.717326.8169
young (not old)77.324321.2337
inspiring (not cringeworthy)77.312424.296
resistant (not resigned)77.314825.0308
😊 (not 🤣)77.210423.8115
night owl (not morning lark)77.018320.7291
gendered (not androgynous)76.546225.9133
unorthodox (not traditional)76.118324.967
honorable (not cunning)75.716924.2357
tense (not relaxed)75.433520.4361
wholesome (not salacious)75.419324.1108
legit (not scrub)75.330525.5180
prestigious (not disreputable)74.722222.8327
liberal (not conservative)74.617427.297
bold (not shy)74.553023.9327
astonishing (not methodical)73.95121.4371
bold (not serious)73.917023.9356
warm (not cold)73.821019.8328
disarming (not creepy)73.826021.2162
straight (not queer)73.747026.2122
🤺 (not 🏌)73.730127.8110
nurturing (not poisonous)73.526821.2125
mighty (not puny)73.434621.6351
mischievous (not well behaved)73.231423.6379
confidential (not gossiping)73.133025.4406
altruistic (not selfish)73.022326.3343
assertive (not passive)73.041724.8335
deep (not shallow)73.023625.099
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)72.928929.692
tasteful (not lewd)72.823721.7307
lenient (not strict)72.813120.4317
fast (not slow)72.330823.7315
civilized (not barbaric)72.236622.8343
feminist (not sexist)72.034923.3147
open-minded (not close-minded)71.619523.5361
chaotic (not orderly)71.521722.9305
beautiful (not ugly)71.547921.674
high IQ (not low IQ)71.356219.9296
masculine (not feminine)71.236818.3332
attractive (not repulsive)71.242721.3290
📈 (not 📉)71.215928.398
diligent (not lazy)70.964524.4329
messy (not neat)70.815623.0292
emotional (not logical)70.623923.0360
complimentary (not insulting)70.620923.978
vanilla (not kinky)70.517926.4348
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.229227.3234
existentialist (not nihilist)70.112121.655
fresh (not stinky)69.936024.2173
alpha (not beta)69.938826.7330
impatient (not patient)69.833527.7135
pure (not debased)69.425024.6335
healthy (not sickly)69.443624.2325
crafty (not scholarly)69.330824.4387
dominant (not submissive)69.244724.8339
resolute (not wavering)69.236529.095
spontaneous (not deliberate)69.114727.5331
interesting (not tiresome)69.035327.4358
accepting (not judgemental)68.918327.9263
angelic (not demonic)68.928719.6352
deviant (not average)68.832127.3254
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)68.821731.499
idealist (not realist)68.617029.891
competent (not incompetent)68.556125.5341
permanent (not transient)68.520229.2147
democratic (not authoritarian)68.324328.7361
anxious (not calm)68.228223.5356
biased (not impartial)68.237327.5303
😇 (not 😈)68.027024.4103
moody (not stable)67.938726.1318
scruffy (not manicured)67.820523.9397
utilitarian (not decorative)67.634325.376
obsessed (not aloof)67.429624.5333
complicated (not simple)67.439528.9315
equitable (not hypocritical)67.426223.076
wild (not tame)67.137322.9344
unprepared (not hoarder)67.110423.8316
neurotypical (not autistic)67.150227.8314
pro (not noob)67.150429.1114
thin (not thick)66.530024.4235
💝 (not 💔)66.420630.0166
workaholic (not slacker)66.258824.168
extreme (not moderate)66.140825.6311
straightforward (not cryptic)66.040429.1324
emancipated (not enslaved)65.939128.2309
introspective (not not introspective)65.935428.7165
🤠 (not 🤑)65.433730.3104
valedictorian (not drop out)65.448231.4114
real (not philosophical)65.239526.9216
🦄 (not 🐴)65.119534.1107
decisive (not hesitant)64.951427.9352
political (not nonpolitical)64.930731.6320
respectful (not rude)64.737425.1327
pronatalist (not child free)64.614228.0256
outsider (not insider)64.627829.2246
modest (not flamboyant)64.535528.8321
🐐 (not 🦒)64.531431.3168
trusting (not suspicious)64.420129.0328
flexible (not rigid)64.317225.8296
sporty (not bookish)63.924527.7313
hurried (not leisurely)63.929525.3418
minimalist (not pack rat)63.726329.096
dramatic (not no-nonsense)63.631829.7144
confident (not insecure)62.952225.7352
funny (not humorless)62.937226.1325
genuine (not sarcastic)62.733229.0322
creative (not conventional)62.634128.0342
awkward (not suspicious)62.418827.1313
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.329027.7341
🐮 (not 🐷)62.326828.1169
😏 (not 😬)62.233731.4100
genius (not dunce)62.150924.2339
literary (not mathematical)62.134725.3340
ferocious (not pacifist)61.846227.1319
rich (not poor)61.744232.3289
glad (not mad)61.724827.2115
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.533230.0271
atheist (not theist)61.540231.179
reasonable (not deranged)61.441128.1127
😜 (not 🤐)61.328928.7108
humble (not arrogant)61.126927.8339
direct (not roundabout)61.155229.6342
forgiving (not vengeful)61.035429.0315
🐘 (not 🐀)61.028231.6189
reserved (not chatty)60.834925.5318
guarded (not open)60.860727.4361
subjective (not objective)60.725131.571
street-smart (not sheltered)60.351631.3326
unpolished (not eloquent)60.126626.0272
rugged (not refined)60.032024.7330
devout (not heathen)59.938930.1294
disorganized (not self-disciplined)59.819830.7327
sorrowful (not cheery)59.746023.6336
modern (not historical)59.641127.2248
bossy (not meek)59.559924.9354
empirical (not theoretical)59.435329.7322
awkward (not charming)59.325026.0344
outlaw (not sheriff)59.339231.2325
sweet (not bitter)59.336723.7324
feisty (not gracious)59.358127.2269
frugal (not lavish)59.241827.4326
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.029828.9249
👟 (not 🥾)59.036231.1110
scandalous (not proper)58.938628.6337
🤔 (not 🤫)58.840632.294
repetitive (not varied)58.745030.0113
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)58.741533.0107
weird (not normal)58.647227.0372
🧠 (not 💪)58.460329.8128
🎩 (not 🧢)58.444433.2100
competitive (not cooperative)58.352831.6332
literal (not metaphorical)58.351730.1293
western (not eastern)58.251333.5157
👻 (not 🤖)58.135729.773
basic (not hipster)58.053729.4355
🥰 (not 🙃)57.936433.2174
💃 (not 🧕)57.850529.8153
orange (not purple)57.731732.2265
trusting (not charming)57.726529.5328
miserable (not joyful)57.750924.9108
slovenly (not stylish)57.624724.8319
expressive (not stoic)57.545329.5347
social (not reclusive)57.542627.1195
socialist (not libertarian)57.411031.0285
short (not tall)56.932124.2319
sad (not happy)56.852522.4335
🐒 (not 🐩)56.835230.799
fortunate (not unlucky)56.535331.2334
zany (not regular)56.448231.191
abstract (not concrete)56.329929.6104
good-humored (not angry)56.145524.8367
backdoor (not official)56.046634.7380
master (not apprentice)56.060128.4132
warm (not quarrelsome)55.934926.3323
imaginative (not practical)55.926829.7335
tactful (not indiscreet)55.758431.698
👽 (not 🤡)55.545930.1102
clumsy (not coordinated)55.425928.2332
edgy (not politically correct)55.350628.7378
compersive (not jealous)55.338128.1259
worldly (not innocent)55.264028.5326
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.145129.5338
individualist (not communal)55.152932.672
demure (not vain)54.938427.9328
mature (not juvenile)54.650226.184
quiet (not loud)54.541427.9332
private (not gregarious)54.455928.5313
soft (not hard)54.436924.2277
serious (not playful)54.356725.0366
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.237431.0366
rough (not smooth)54.239625.6305
technophile (not luddite)54.238528.4243
precise (not vague)54.262127.5250
goof-off (not studious)54.228428.498
😀 (not 😭)54.139231.0106
skeptical (not spiritual)54.069228.9314
sane (not crazy)54.042027.2104
soft (not hard)53.937924.474
alert (not oblivious)53.961134.3106
works hard (not plays hard)53.863129.8317
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.847731.0343
playful (not shy)53.766725.6345
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.638529.5293
anarchist (not statist)53.639429.7164
unassuming (not pretentious)53.532529.0127
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)53.465230.0129
sensible (not ludicrous)53.254928.8343
specialist (not generalist)53.259533.572
😎 (not 🧐)53.246333.2114
armoured (not vulnerable)53.160528.5298
foolish (not wise)52.937825.1317
chaste (not lustful)52.936726.5335
indulgent (not sober)52.548029.9333
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.338728.9166
artistic (not scientific)52.243024.7344
bright (not depressed)52.248126.5338
self-assured (not self-conscious)52.268829.5326
whimsical (not rational)51.835627.3325
dorky (not cool)51.841331.196
low-tech (not high-tech)51.749928.4294
independent (not codependent)51.759232.4406
mild (not spicy)51.534128.2301
industrial (not domestic)51.552129.666
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.440028.4226
multicolored (not monochrome)51.444733.072
🦇 (not 🐿)51.441731.191
intimate (not formal)51.246529.1161
🥳 (not 🥴)51.138731.7108
urban (not rural)51.069828.5179
jock (not nerd)50.939629.7334
avant-garde (not classical)50.938932.174
monastic (not hedonist)50.141226.090
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.856730.8409
physical (not intellectual)50.734529.9344
mainstream (not arcane)50.740132.6278
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.749833.0119
introvert (not extrovert)50.440328.6337
highbrow (not lowbrow)50.663824.9314

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Luke Skywalker (0.808)
  2. Will Turner (0.781)
  3. Mulan (0.775)
  4. Barry Allen (0.757)
  5. Sirius Black (0.735)
  1. Cornelius Fudge (-0.499)
  2. Petunia Dursley (-0.468)
  3. Sam Healy (-0.43)
  4. Mr. William Collins (-0.42)
  5. Dale Harding (-0.378)

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. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.28)
  2. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.27)
  3. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.26)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.21)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.2)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.19)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.18)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.18)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.14)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.14)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.14)
  12. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.13)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.12)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.1)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.05)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.21)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.24)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.25)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.26)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.27)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.27)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.32)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.35)


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