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Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce Personality Statistics

Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce is a character from M*A*S*H. 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
playful (not shy)94.1178.447
romantic (not dispassionate)93.6138.328
chatty (not reserved)92.7357.633
social (not reclusive)92.52011.355
freelance (not corporate)92.5269.533
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)92.44611.238
bold (not shy)92.21248.944
pro (not noob)92.0719.849
funny (not humorless)91.73315.635
charming (not awkward)91.11713.446
charismatic (not uninspiring)90.64710.746
rebellious (not obedient)90.68613.555
egalitarian (not racist)90.56314.947
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.39413.135
resourceful (not helpless)90.110615.139
believable (not poorly-written)89.51111.232
master (not apprentice)89.210012.442
spontaneous (not scheduled)88.75913.151
street-smart (not sheltered)88.78216.243
confident (not insecure)88.37310.647
mischievous (not well behaved)88.113618.247
straight (not queer)88.111023.237
good-humored (not angry)88.15319.240
competent (not incompetent)87.918919.380
open to new experinces (not uncreative)87.89615.945
😜 (not 🤐)87.85914.658
trolling (not triggered)87.8612.337
lustful (not chaste)87.44914.176
persistent (not quitter)87.138215.145
fast-talking (not slow-talking)87.15613.033
perceptive (not unobservant)86.821816.232
😏 (not 😬)86.72514.257
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.715514.535
worldly (not innocent)86.69416.333
💃 (not 🧕)86.49412.465
loose (not tight)86.42315.638
tall (not short)86.15912.190
alpha (not beta)85.918012.780
important (not irrelevant)85.822618.698
high IQ (not low IQ)85.728615.755
creative (not conventional)85.56711.353
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.56617.844
genius (not dunce)85.412714.6120
chill (not offended)85.12214.736
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.47922.549
loud (not quiet)84.317015.345
hedonist (not monastic)84.32113.744
extrovert (not introvert)84.113619.747
loyal (not traitorous)83.837513.746
playful (not serious)83.68119.539
scandalous (not proper)83.612318.332
expressive (not stoic)83.513318.647
dominant (not submissive)83.428916.8101
punk rock (not preppy)83.311017.528
rhythmic (not stuttering)83.212311.634
indulgent (not sober)83.110817.741
lenient (not strict)83.05918.049
unorthodox (not traditional)82.913318.061
liberal (not conservative)82.89124.150
wild (not tame)82.720120.386
interesting (not tiresome)82.614823.439
French (not Russian)82.53719.523
exuberant (not subdued)82.311218.038
skeptical (not spiritual)82.215223.945
edgy (not politically correct)82.211923.336
charming (not trusting)82.26418.541
zany (not regular)82.111318.658
attractive (not repulsive)81.830115.159
gendered (not androgynous)81.739024.080
heroic (not villainous)81.632420.838
alert (not oblivious)81.420320.752
extraordinary (not mundane)81.222516.046
night owl (not morning lark)81.216119.092
kind (not cruel)81.133216.245
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.810920.781
open-minded (not close-minded)80.78824.348
assertive (not passive)80.533019.048
🤡 (not 👽)80.52420.338
🌟 (not 💩)80.330717.846
decisive (not hesitant)80.228117.842
soulful (not soulless)80.134421.452
intimate (not formal)80.15318.148
🧠 (not 💪)79.927018.694
spicy (not mild)79.824019.298
resolute (not wavering)79.516123.277
😀 (not 😭)79.56620.157
captain (not first-mate)79.422927.140
child free (not pronatalist)79.312422.136
treasure (not trash)79.240719.370
intellectual (not physical)79.129523.744
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.015717.729
🤣 (not 😊)79.06427.251
healthy (not sickly)78.929619.183
brave (not careful)78.819916.848
cool (not dorky)78.817124.841
fast (not slow)78.622723.646
efficient (not overprepared)78.57617.726
vibrant (not geriatric)78.425621.539
scruffy (not manicured)78.216017.352
multicolored (not monochrome)78.210922.249
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.224918.433
impulsive (not cautious)77.922419.982
sarcastic (not genuine)77.918525.337
democratic (not authoritarian)77.88122.544
compersive (not jealous)77.78017.032
beautiful (not ugly)77.653815.554
🐒 (not 🐩)77.68521.636
English (not German)77.628423.829
gregarious (not private)77.511522.954
backdoor (not official)77.515225.945
👻 (not 🤖)77.26022.854
😎 (not 🧐)77.217823.452
involved (not remote)77.123422.850
goof-off (not studious)77.014517.233
disarming (not creepy)76.923918.437
mighty (not puny)76.835219.641
leisurely (not hurried)76.87720.042
bossy (not meek)76.645019.245
independent (not codependent)76.630524.953
anarchist (not statist)76.612121.953
loveable (not punchable)76.624619.230
🤠 (not 🤑)76.318123.044
warm (not cold)76.224120.134
emancipated (not enslaved)76.123027.233
complicated (not simple)76.131524.652
extreme (not moderate)76.037921.472
kinky (not vanilla)75.919418.745
thin (not thick)75.716019.750
coordinated (not clumsy)75.644822.044
flexible (not rigid)75.57723.753
🥳 (not 🥴)75.55429.839
bold (not serious)75.420823.045
juvenile (not mature)74.819521.848
masculine (not feminine)74.541523.442
resistant (not resigned)74.430026.657
outlaw (not sheriff)74.228626.252
Italian (not Swedish)74.117326.530
neurotypical (not autistic)73.441924.863
legit (not scrub)73.448222.746
heathen (not devout)73.215024.574
deep (not shallow)72.730324.195
arrogant (not humble)72.538124.739
spontaneous (not deliberate)72.517324.247
chaotic (not orderly)72.428826.646
direct (not roundabout)72.444728.444
self-destructive (not self-improving)72.426818.129
individualist (not communal)72.329830.044
relaxed (not tense)72.26528.843
flamboyant (not modest)72.128524.454
messy (not neat)72.019923.468
varied (not repetitive)71.94324.178
circular (not linear)71.99019.727
atheist (not theist)71.329624.745
privileged (not oppressed)71.350528.136
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.214326.883
musical (not off-key)71.114823.034
precise (not vague)70.641024.544
insulting (not complimentary)70.226427.242
hipster (not basic)70.210419.537
🐘 (not 🐀)70.220227.153
sturdy (not flimsy)70.249924.030
tailor (not blacksmith)69.742125.831
folksy (not presidential)69.624828.540
specialist (not generalist)69.328531.042
competitive (not cooperative)69.251825.041
lewd (not tasteful)69.117925.238
suspicious (not awkward)69.048324.935
explorer (not builder)69.028424.149
avant-garde (not classical)69.017328.954
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.052922.133
wise (not foolish)68.935624.252
calm (not anxious)68.819027.254
human (not animalistic)68.660727.342
feisty (not gracious)68.654230.845
traumatized (not flourishing)68.343324.035
enlightened (not lost)68.322122.636
crafty (not scholarly)68.244823.348
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.048725.262
introspective (not not introspective)67.939226.559
nurturing (not poisonous)67.847621.636
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.733430.448
vain (not demure)67.737026.635
astonishing (not methodical)67.516924.844
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.533929.239
smooth (not rough)67.426925.645
curious (not apathetic)67.351126.939
lighthearted (not intense)67.116426.846
deviant (not average)66.847125.825
cosmopolitan (not provincial)66.629625.181
suspicious (not trusting)66.546730.052
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.438530.454
impatient (not patient)66.252728.081
😈 (not 😇)66.236124.539
pacifist (not ferocious)65.922929.247
dramatic (not no-nonsense)65.941028.549
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.828025.256
plays hard (not works hard)65.323819.557
debased (not pure)65.336325.639
cheery (not sorrowful)65.228025.039
active (not slothful)65.185830.937
weird (not normal)65.148325.999
🥰 (not 🙃)64.933132.451
accepting (not judgemental)64.733931.238
abstract (not concrete)64.725128.357
scientific (not artistic)64.544427.050
equitable (not hypocritical)64.540030.483
metaphorical (not literal)63.915930.479
fortunate (not unlucky)63.828526.932
open (not guarded)63.714329.553
disorganized (not self-disciplined)63.622128.647
modern (not historical)63.447026.541
rugged (not refined)63.338228.644
imaginative (not practical)63.327828.555
📈 (not 📉)63.053128.862
real (not philosophical)62.957632.241
🧢 (not 🎩)62.939731.849
whimsical (not rational)62.833130.652
literary (not mathematical)62.848328.936
slovenly (not stylish)62.824427.149
moist (not dry)62.331829.737
soft (not hard)62.238021.990
poetic (not factual)62.230225.235
unpolished (not eloquent)62.033132.346
fresh (not stinky)61.969028.682
lavish (not frugal)61.639925.448
altruistic (not selfish)61.452426.879
forgiving (not vengeful)61.346628.545
experimental (not reliable)61.338730.933
young (not old)61.265921.942
valedictorian (not drop out)60.970929.448
driven (not unambitious)60.7107128.043
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.550630.551
frenzied (not sleepy)60.590927.626
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)60.474126.880
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.455329.425
soft (not hard)60.241423.934
civilized (not barbaric)60.174227.547
biased (not impartial)60.176727.045
sporty (not bookish)60.137128.240
sunny (not gloomy)60.141025.730
emotional (not logical)59.854427.446
arcane (not mainstream)59.850731.239
reasonable (not deranged)59.858026.762
rude (not respectful)59.737526.687
demonic (not angelic)59.739124.639
straightforward (not cryptic)59.675732.128
bright (not depressed)59.348329.445
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.149330.343
joyful (not miserable)59.135326.743
diligent (not lazy)58.9104327.839
unassuming (not pretentious)58.932431.246
cunning (not honorable)58.441729.9124
metrosexual (not macho)58.464223.529
western (not eastern)58.169733.365
crazy (not sane)57.853428.861
indiscreet (not tactful)57.726727.836
ranged (not melee)57.750832.234
sweet (not bitter)57.653026.352
go-getter (not slugabed)57.4103228.039
work-first (not family-first)57.256728.076
salacious (not wholesome)57.146031.952
pack rat (not minimalist)57.041128.054
aloof (not obsessed)56.918229.247
political (not nonpolitical)56.960434.144
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.932228.976
insider (not outsider)56.842633.946
open-book (not secretive)56.835828.533
gossiping (not confidential)56.736832.345
ludicrous (not sensible)56.543326.845
variable (not consistent)56.533031.035
sexist (not feminist)56.434228.259
moody (not stable)56.277328.140
instinctual (not reasoned)56.262129.544
🦄 (not 🐴)56.245431.746
nerd (not jock)56.167925.343
utilitarian (not decorative)56.074929.940
empirical (not theoretical)55.960827.266
industrial (not domestic)55.756929.943
🐐 (not 🦒)55.677233.158
armoured (not vulnerable)55.574228.446
chortling (not giggling)55.474533.243
🦇 (not 🐿)55.047030.846
💝 (not 💔)54.858731.846
Greek (not Roman)54.643034.018
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.554630.972
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.034528.040
whippersnapper (not sage)53.957828.232
objective (not subjective)53.749432.339
purple (not orange)53.657935.632
🤔 (not 🤫)53.674334.436
quarrelsome (not warm)53.567832.054
cannibal (not vegan)53.557525.833
technophile (not luddite)53.453627.638
glad (not mad)53.249626.955
existentialist (not nihilist)53.080430.248
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.969431.172
🐮 (not 🐷)52.974928.341
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.855635.344
optimistic (not pessimistic)52.759830.835
fixable (not unfixable)52.676827.929
rich (not poor)52.575625.244
rural (not urban)52.333931.554
🏌 (not 🤺)52.325836.145
🛌 (not 🧗)52.244531.964
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.259429.539
happy (not sad)52.145426.250
low-tech (not high-tech)52.065326.225
unprepared (not hoarder)51.942522.345
gatherer (not hunter)51.658831.226
🥾 (not 👟)51.263134.567
disreputable (not prestigious)51.046130.146
realist (not idealist)50.967834.776
slacker (not workaholic)50.330731.343
transient (not permanent)50.653530.142
socialist (not libertarian)50.543932.982

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 Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Ian Malcolm (0.806)
  2. George Weasley (0.794)
  3. Patrick Jane (0.79)
  4. Spike Spiegel (0.79)
  5. Robin Hood (0.789)
  1. Mr. William Collins (-0.56)
  2. Peter (-0.545)
  3. Sam Healy (-0.538)
  4. Dale Harding (-0.533)
  5. Principal Skinner (-0.532)

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: ENTP (r = 0.16)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.05)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.04)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.01)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.22)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.23)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.23)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.27)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.27)
  11. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.28)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.3)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.33)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.34)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.36)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.37)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.41)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.5)
  19. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.5)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.53)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.53)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.53)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.59)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.6)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.67)


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