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Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes Personality Statistics

Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes is a character from LOST. 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
kind (not cruel)95.0177.3307
wholesome (not salacious)93.978.816
warm (not cold)92.71510.8225
thick (not thin)91.21313.7182
loveable (not punchable)91.11813.135
funny (not humorless)91.04010.5296
loyal (not traitorous)90.715714.2256
😇 (not 😈)90.42413.140
heroic (not villainous)90.47612.0256
nerd (not jock)90.39412.4287
scruffy (not manicured)90.33111.3191
good-humored (not angry)89.93212.1227
soulful (not soulless)88.98414.3112
sweet (not bitter)88.83514.7266
warm (not quarrelsome)88.71613.8289
nurturing (not poisonous)88.75313.1102
humble (not arrogant)88.32213.2255
treasure (not trash)88.310017.547
forgiving (not vengeful)88.04112.9271
democratic (not authoritarian)87.5616.2281
unassuming (not pretentious)87.5615.324
chill (not offended)87.41413.437
cooperative (not competitive)87.31414.7274
pacifist (not ferocious)87.21413.6232
accepting (not judgemental)86.73618.4144
complimentary (not insulting)86.73412.6104
lenient (not strict)86.62712.1246
lighthearted (not intense)86.51418.838
angelic (not demonic)86.45213.8248
honorable (not cunning)86.33617.7290
gatherer (not hunter)86.02810.429
soft (not hard)85.73613.5263
🛌 (not 🧗)85.52016.935
family-first (not work-first)85.48214.6232
egalitarian (not racist)85.323815.926
playful (not serious)84.47115.9268
low self esteem (not narcissistic)84.32615.249
respectful (not rude)84.111915.7240
leisurely (not hurried)84.02118.0240
pure (not debased)83.66417.6259
first-mate (not captain)83.410416.9234
beta (not alpha)83.06015.8223
folksy (not presidential)82.85818.831
altruistic (not selfish)82.510818.2293
clumsy (not coordinated)82.35914.1266
soft (not hard)82.17317.7123
English (not German)81.814418.925
open-minded (not close-minded)81.67618.5247
submissive (not dominant)81.45713.3250
human (not animalistic)81.221119.3203
demure (not vain)80.92217.0218
feminist (not sexist)80.628316.230
punk rock (not preppy)80.514321.333
messy (not neat)80.411215.2157
slovenly (not stylish)80.35018.0287
romantic (not dispassionate)80.321718.425
freelance (not corporate)80.321623.523
expressive (not stoic)80.119420.7253
meek (not bossy)80.04913.1285
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)79.51622.028
western (not eastern)79.34821.026
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)79.113622.4265
vulnerable (not armoured)79.15917.8246
emotional (not logical)78.716718.8307
chatty (not reserved)78.524325.1261
deep (not shallow)78.515219.866
equitable (not hypocritical)78.39619.0135
nonpolitical (not political)78.34321.1273
disarming (not creepy)78.319920.8102
moist (not dry)78.04115.834
sensitive (not thick-skinned)77.99818.5249
unpolished (not eloquent)77.910021.5219
communal (not individualist)77.92124.2118
innocent (not worldly)77.95820.8253
passive (not assertive)77.54519.4219
hesitant (not decisive)77.34119.1268
😀 (not 😭)77.39127.125
🐿 (not 🦇)77.215920.918
loose (not tight)77.28723.738
flexible (not rigid)77.16421.4220
Italian (not Swedish)77.112716.230
trusting (not suspicious)77.010224.6271
slow (not fast)77.03016.5269
disorganized (not self-disciplined)77.011420.5266
self-conscious (not self-assured)76.55222.8233
🧢 (not 🎩)76.516827.329
awkward (not suspicious)76.49020.9286
intimate (not formal)76.111319.125
young (not old)76.036316.7291
glad (not mad)75.911526.024
lowbrow (not highbrow)75.94821.6229
traumatized (not flourishing)75.823029.913
domestic (not industrial)75.67819.495
bookish (not sporty)75.638519.0219
goof-off (not studious)75.416422.123
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.415429.621
liberal (not conservative)75.023122.320
fixable (not unfixable)74.911620.428
whimsical (not rational)74.717022.1265
💝 (not 💔)74.616527.929
existentialist (not nihilist)74.47419.075
slacker (not workaholic)74.49116.7110
dorky (not cool)74.416524.218
oblivious (not alert)74.410322.725
optimistic (not pessimistic)74.320427.7260
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.324224.8256
insecure (not confident)74.37722.6274
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.115927.6199
drop out (not valedictorian)74.115327.714
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.050126.4216
🌟 (not 💩)73.950528.623
😎 (not 🧐)73.923328.423
apprentice (not master)73.811823.7102
rugged (not refined)73.722821.3298
imaginative (not practical)73.715124.2214
🐒 (not 🐩)73.414128.119
curious (not apathetic)73.431624.6243
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.343426.8303
cheery (not sorrowful)73.216526.6252
artistic (not scientific)72.721822.1250
codependent (not independent)72.514824.3215
😜 (not 🤐)72.524032.219
vibrant (not geriatric)72.540722.829
circular (not linear)72.58422.834
weird (not normal)72.334318.8282
urban (not rural)72.341523.436
interesting (not tiresome)72.242623.1271
believable (not poorly-written)72.260128.637
slothful (not active)72.14621.5228
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.818426.825
joyful (not miserable)71.518226.621
creative (not conventional)71.329323.7242
😬 (not 😏)71.112530.216
compersive (not jealous)70.918322.9203
genuine (not sarcastic)70.929427.6241
persistent (not quitter)70.997725.516
civilized (not barbaric)70.551823.2232
child free (not pronatalist)70.234627.1204
modest (not flamboyant)70.134325.2252
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)70.129824.027
crafty (not scholarly)69.940921.7221
straight (not queer)69.769927.680
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.734127.3109
juvenile (not mature)69.628021.3122
trusting (not charming)69.511927.2279
unambitious (not driven)69.52522.7214
open-book (not secretive)69.415627.533
🐘 (not 🐀)69.421328.831
gracious (not feisty)69.38927.2209
open (not guarded)69.110527.6256
straightforward (not cryptic)69.043230.2280
sunny (not gloomy)69.027732.027
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.939525.926
unambiguous (not mysterious)68.830228.8231
involved (not remote)68.651525.2280
provincial (not cosmopolitan)68.517825.4232
claustrophobic (not spelunker)68.410329.419
tame (not wild)68.021923.7185
👻 (not 🤖)67.924527.319
important (not irrelevant)67.977826.437
devout (not heathen)67.830124.0266
gendered (not androgynous)67.888727.9108
indulgent (not sober)67.638426.5275
👟 (not 🥾)67.528227.719
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.550424.942
multicolored (not monochrome)67.426328.3102
idealist (not realist)67.227830.0110
exuberant (not subdued)67.241725.632
gregarious (not private)67.123828.1297
🥰 (not 🙃)67.127534.634
chaotic (not orderly)67.137025.0228
anxious (not calm)67.141427.3281
backdoor (not official)67.136625.8203
rich (not poor)67.049233.9246
melee (not ranged)67.013427.924
modern (not historical)66.938125.4154
relaxed (not tense)66.810528.6257
abstract (not concrete)66.722827.817
🐐 (not 🦒)66.631922.129
intellectual (not physical)66.356727.0270
legit (not scrub)66.268626.619
socialist (not libertarian)66.13929.9230
instinctual (not reasoned)66.142527.7266
happy (not sad)66.122327.5249
spiritual (not skeptical)66.013528.3244
vanilla (not kinky)65.933226.1241
extraordinary (not mundane)65.960329.3267
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.850428.6155
📈 (not 📉)65.743223.616
plays hard (not works hard)65.523625.5241
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.556323.520
stinky (not fresh)65.118828.933
🧠 (not 💪)65.164329.827
spontaneous (not deliberate)65.025227.7290
oppressed (not privileged)65.021322.029
poetic (not factual)65.025025.941
chaste (not lustful)64.924124.2237
average (not deviant)64.618426.8160
vague (not precise)64.413625.3169
roundabout (not direct)64.312328.0282
night owl (not morning lark)64.350025.5148
theoretical (not empirical)64.17626.9229
astonishing (not methodical)64.023226.1261
impartial (not biased)64.05226.3220
unorthodox (not traditional)63.447829.8110
🐷 (not 🐮)63.419727.024
reliable (not experimental)63.446131.629
masculine (not feminine)63.360821.9264
cautious (not impulsive)63.341627.5259
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.342827.821
arcane (not mainstream)63.242926.6239
obedient (not rebellious)63.228725.1213
avant-garde (not classical)63.127925.382
metaphorical (not literal)63.016629.3243
awkward (not charming)62.726426.5257
moderate (not extreme)62.623628.7195
dramatic (not no-nonsense)62.645826.898
🦄 (not 🐴)62.333531.422
zany (not regular)62.252729.528
consistent (not variable)62.250832.937
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.018221.923
reasonable (not deranged)61.853627.524
metrosexual (not macho)61.556027.129
tasteful (not lewd)61.463226.7247
bold (not serious)61.250024.4274
patient (not impatient)61.229030.6103
knowledgeable (not ignorant)61.275225.444
generalist (not specialist)61.116330.894
social (not reclusive)61.050929.439
hipster (not basic)60.923928.7265
outsider (not insider)60.845430.3168
🏌 (not 🤺)60.714234.520
musical (not off-key)60.732929.935
tall (not short)60.655725.6303
introspective (not not introspective)60.561928.731
🤔 (not 🤫)60.550328.726
efficient (not overprepared)60.570725.326
well behaved (not mischievous)60.438430.3259
playful (not shy)60.475230.8310
sturdy (not flimsy)60.274530.032
literary (not mathematical)59.957727.7267
mild (not spicy)59.831228.0237
🥳 (not 🥴)59.830931.223
wavering (not resolute)59.716031.420
permanent (not transient)59.651829.992
vegan (not cannibal)59.348330.035
self-improving (not self-destructive)59.240028.936
proper (not scandalous)59.050426.6202
subjective (not objective)58.837427.680
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.544830.7248
perceptive (not unobservant)58.596428.732
shy (not bold)58.312426.7243
simple (not complicated)58.225130.3253
high IQ (not low IQ)58.299222.7208
resigned (not resistant)58.09827.8270
theist (not atheist)58.035729.079
sheriff (not outlaw)57.452926.2238
resourceful (not helpless)57.4100627.8103
statist (not anarchist)57.453026.228
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.342428.828
giggling (not chortling)57.329432.229
repulsive (not attractive)57.224222.7269
mighty (not puny)56.883127.4254
💃 (not 🧕)56.870831.629
technophile (not luddite)56.146727.6205
repetitive (not varied)56.067629.2103
careful (not brave)55.933328.0259
explorer (not builder)55.954329.6195
loud (not quiet)55.661129.0237
pack rat (not minimalist)55.544826.411
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)55.468528.9219
real (not philosophical)55.479731.6151
unlucky (not fortunate)55.355435.4240
sleepy (not frenzied)55.110730.327
bright (not depressed)55.058928.5216
beautiful (not ugly)55.098831.2126
sane (not crazy)54.953036.018
sheltered (not street-smart)54.840628.2192
🤡 (not 👽)54.846028.918
trolling (not triggered)54.732929.224
lazy (not diligent)54.514326.4242
blacksmith (not tailor)54.440728.125
sickly (not healthy)54.026124.1248
sensible (not ludicrous)53.770528.4257
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.687834.019
unprepared (not hoarder)53.439230.3177
obsessed (not aloof)53.388531.5250
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.353334.1259
French (not Russian)53.276228.426
whippersnapper (not sage)53.260132.821
hedonist (not monastic)52.770428.219
tactful (not indiscreet)52.683126.023
politically correct (not edgy)52.250427.3291
confidential (not gossiping)52.283129.2193
neurotypical (not autistic)52.0108128.2271
low-tech (not high-tech)51.865628.6237
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.851732.6149
lost (not enlightened)51.869528.236
foolish (not wise)51.752925.5255
lavish (not frugal)51.657130.3245
decorative (not utilitarian)51.542130.290
pro (not noob)51.596434.618
slugabed (not go-getter)51.515630.022
🤠 (not 🤑)51.477940.417
Roman (not Greek)51.365828.613
orange (not purple)51.161831.1200
competent (not incompetent)51.1104125.5204
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.138826.726
dunce (not genius)51.038225.1279
extrovert (not introvert)51.077432.9282
🤣 (not 😊)51.049136.330
rough (not smooth)50.165630.5257
emancipated (not enslaved)50.896228.1247
stable (not moody)50.741529.4277
disreputable (not prestigious)50.746725.8213

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 Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Hilda Spellman (0.779)
  2. Rex (0.775)
  3. Toby Damon (0.772)
  4. Pumbaa (0.764)
  5. Chien-Po (0.761)
  1. Firelord Ozai (-0.726)
  2. Coriolanus Snow (-0.713)
  3. Tywin Lannister (-0.712)
  4. Hans (-0.71)
  5. Agent Smith (-0.709)

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: ENFP (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.62)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.62)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.59)
  5. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.36)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.34)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.23)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.15)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.11)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.06)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.02)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.01)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.0)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.02)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.08)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.11)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.22)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.23)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.27)
  20. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.34)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.37)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.41)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.57)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.63)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.74)


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