Open-Source Psychometrics Project
( home · about )

Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly Descriptive Personality Statistics

Reference picture of Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly

Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly 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. 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
sweet (not bitter)94.358.143
nerd (not jock)93.6579.257
respectful (not rude)93.21110.391
kind (not cruel)93.24910.750
bashful (not exhibitionist)93.218.529
loyal (not traitorous)93.19613.448
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)93.067.123
cooperative (not competitive)92.948.347
devoted (not unfaithful)92.8719.819
humble (not arrogant)92.2109.250
innocent (not worldly)91.8512.950
warm (not cold)91.73110.446
innocent (not jaded)91.559.428
short (not tall)91.33410.0103
wholesome (not salacious)91.22413.861
beta (not alpha)90.81710.181
pure (not debased)90.0149.656
treasure (not trash)89.98211.789
forgiving (not vengeful)89.93111.751
angelic (not demonic)89.13813.245
gatherer (not hunter)89.1149.445
rural (not urban)89.01516.952
one-faced (not two-faced)88.96015.459
first-mate (not captain)88.82416.561
loveable (not punchable)88.74618.345
not genocidal (not genocidal)88.79923.727
bookish (not sporty)88.518312.644
😇 (not 😈)88.54718.263
giving (not receiving)88.34011.722
modest (not flamboyant)88.21613.549
grateful (not entitled)88.12613.965
accepting (not judgemental)88.03510.949
folksy (not presidential)88.01212.032
heroic (not villainous)87.920311.951
complimentary (not insulting)87.93114.356
glad (not mad)87.53012.150
pacifist (not ferocious)87.21713.547
🌟 (not 💩)87.217915.852
gullible (not cynical)87.12515.323
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)86.93913.978
nurturing (not poisonous)86.810510.942
diligent (not lazy)86.751514.447
young (not old)86.712816.849
warm (not quarrelsome)86.53817.763
self-conscious (not self-assured)86.51014.344
soft (not hard)86.44412.256
egalitarian (not racist)86.432415.343
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)86.35017.741
demure (not vain)86.3310.345
altruistic (not selfish)86.26915.973
transparent (not machiavellian)86.2614.529
genuine (not sarcastic)86.07120.753
soft (not hard)86.06015.486
soulful (not soulless)85.924812.449
dorky (not cool)85.84918.863
quiet (not loud)85.76317.238
mild (not spicy)85.71616.690
good-humored (not angry)85.711615.845
generous (not stingy)85.79018.760
workaholic (not slacker)85.538318.549
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.58916.150
reliable (not experimental)85.36420.139
lover (not fighter)85.35715.055
timid (not cocky)85.31415.323
honorable (not cunning)85.07018.3130
empath (not psychopath)85.012923.343
accommodating (not stubborn)85.01216.572
submissive (not dominant)84.95614.887
proper (not scandalous)84.87114.348
low self esteem (not narcissistic)84.82911.637
consistent (not variable)84.64719.338
white knight (not bad boy)84.511117.428
unassuming (not pretentious)84.21724.756
emotional (not unemotional)84.223617.224
protagonist (not antagonist)84.122217.718
🧠 (not 💪)84.028919.285
introvert (not extrovert)83.96818.551
🤠 (not 🤑)83.78716.146
🧢 (not 🎩)83.710326.666
frugal (not lavish)83.63517.554
water (not fire)83.54017.548
vulnerable (not armoured)83.42715.453
shy (not bold)83.31217.357
tasteful (not lewd)83.39218.569
equitable (not hypocritical)83.33514.680
reasonable (not deranged)83.213718.356
persistent (not quitter)83.185921.652
vanilla (not kinky)83.05021.630
obedient (not rebellious)82.95618.238
meek (not bossy)82.84521.344
unchallenging (not demanding)82.81720.760
human (not animalistic)82.726119.056
tame (not wild)82.74119.177
sensitive (not thick-skinned)82.67716.239
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.412414.145
🐿 (not 🦇)82.311227.440
thrifty (not extravagant)82.33115.758
chaste (not lustful)82.22719.078
🎃 (not 💀)81.85522.046
provincial (not cosmopolitan)81.83319.175
clean (not perverted)81.632623.834
awkward (not suspicious)81.46217.243
English (not German)81.323321.930
nonpolitical (not political)81.22720.936
motivated (not unmotivated)81.088417.838
orderly (not chaotic)80.919620.941
trusting (not suspicious)80.88522.738
believable (not poorly-written)80.830016.746
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)80.81023.840
patient (not impatient)80.49019.880
statist (not anarchist)80.35020.559
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.732523.947
love-focused (not money-focused)79.748720.823
cautious (not impulsive)79.615722.177
twitchy (not still)79.522218.767
cheesy (not chic)79.513818.428
ranged (not melee)79.42218.527
yes-man (not contrarian)79.33619.337
devout (not heathen)79.18420.384
sheltered (not street-smart)79.19921.145
theist (not atheist)79.17116.936
giggling (not chortling)79.13320.648
civilized (not barbaric)79.144721.542
politically correct (not edgy)79.08422.150
gracious (not feisty)79.03419.643
works hard (not plays hard)78.940820.945
🎨 (not 🏀)78.744622.054
prudish (not flirtatious)78.78718.620
democratic (not authoritarian)78.69922.140
flower child (not goth)78.534117.821
insecure (not confident)78.48617.446
passive (not assertive)78.44922.568
disarming (not creepy)78.230223.350
optimistic (not pessimistic)77.820524.852
communal (not individualist)77.82823.644
well behaved (not mischievous)77.716623.645
😊 (not 🤣)77.723523.966
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)77.713926.532
vegan (not cannibal)77.617619.138
rustic (not cultured)77.69324.824
anxious (not calm)77.527618.242
gamer (not non-gamer)77.514024.534
moderate (not extreme)77.44821.886
monastic (not hedonist)77.33017.241
resourceful (not helpless)77.280227.352
naive (not paranoid)77.27622.830
sunny (not gloomy)77.026121.747
joyful (not miserable)76.817721.752
shy (not playful)76.85519.848
trusting (not charming)76.85124.937
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.743622.143
sane (not crazy)76.717919.754
vintage (not trendy)76.547521.337
stuttering (not rhythmic)76.45417.148
cheery (not sorrowful)76.418518.132
important (not irrelevant)76.384324.7106
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.326026.231
lighthearted (not intense)76.29922.241
sensible (not ludicrous)76.131323.346
compersive (not jealous)76.114621.337
metrosexual (not macho)76.021519.543
romantic (not dispassionate)76.047120.440
interested (not bored)75.839822.036
rock (not rap)75.856314.724
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.316827.548
morning lark (not night owl)75.013226.667
often crying (not never cries)75.019817.224
happy (not sad)74.715823.348
competent (not incompetent)74.788425.883
straightforward (not cryptic)74.633025.740
basic (not hipster)74.629924.643
fixable (not unfixable)74.217919.746
literal (not metaphorical)73.921026.1109
prestigious (not disreputable)73.941827.244
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.932127.664
unpolished (not eloquent)73.720025.146
hesitant (not decisive)73.79024.041
open-book (not secretive)73.414721.642
permanent (not transient)73.420925.148
involved (not remote)73.350725.337
😀 (not 😭)73.323128.152
feminist (not sexist)73.174519.650
codependent (not independent)73.019623.655
active (not slothful)72.998625.046
comedic (not dramatic)72.913021.327
perceptive (not unobservant)72.8100132.441
curious (not apathetic)72.652527.358
princess (not queen)72.614428.019
claustrophobic (not spelunker)72.48023.030
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.329628.273
sheriff (not outlaw)72.239420.151
simple (not complicated)72.19225.545
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.133122.779
poor (not rich)72.027419.252
studious (not goof-off)72.079326.765
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.940725.148
apprentice (not master)71.920731.649
on-time (not tardy)71.872829.560
💝 (not 💔)71.833330.270
bright (not depressed)71.529626.338
high-tech (not low-tech)71.339726.243
touchy-feely (not distant)71.329223.528
slovenly (not stylish)71.219517.947
western (not eastern)71.131132.257
traditional (not unorthodox)70.629425.359
vibrant (not geriatric)70.668726.440
awkward (not charming)70.622728.863
preppy (not punk rock)70.561824.541
puny (not mighty)70.412325.035
summer (not winter)70.346422.936
asexual (not sexual)70.120927.639
funny (not humorless)70.056425.942
utilitarian (not decorative)70.050123.944
blissful (not haunted)69.917829.436
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)69.824024.536
interesting (not tiresome)69.877429.244
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.734621.662
neat (not messy)69.571825.984
hurried (not leisurely)69.435826.453
precise (not vague)69.266826.251
technophile (not luddite)69.030226.944
attentive (not interrupting)69.043530.831
everyman (not chosen one)69.025728.026
idealist (not realist)68.836526.598
🐀 (not 🐘)68.827732.564
resigned (not resistant)68.72925.982
high IQ (not low IQ)68.7122424.145
knowledgeable (not ignorant)68.791128.946
tense (not relaxed)68.6101724.255
lowbrow (not highbrow)68.615021.085
🛌 (not 🧗)68.421327.757
roundabout (not direct)68.110929.143
domestic (not industrial)68.027829.749
deep (not shallow)67.966121.284
average (not deviant)67.819125.453
🐐 (not 🦒)67.544731.248
expressive (not monotone)67.571823.920
real (not philosophical)67.461129.547
corporate (not freelance)67.437427.937
indie (not pop)67.464130.123
serious (not bold)67.234421.762
legit (not scrub)67.1100527.960
open-minded (not close-minded)67.062927.548
gendered (not androgynous)67.0134628.390
overachiever (not underachiever)66.9111728.962
open (not guarded)66.817925.159
oppressed (not privileged)66.728619.229
🐮 (not 🐷)66.629429.354
centrist (not radical)66.618627.126
existentialist (not nihilist)66.446826.139
tailor (not blacksmith)66.469726.335
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.3104831.654
clumsy (not coordinated)66.233327.653
self-improving (not self-destructive)66.238125.236
whippersnapper (not sage)66.233727.838
go-getter (not slugabed)66.1126524.053
careful (not brave)66.024429.148
sober (not indulgent)66.039227.646
neutral (not opinionated)65.84927.167
side character (not main character)65.859823.511
intellectual (not physical)65.787728.143
repetitive (not varied)65.745626.893
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.773127.544
OCD (not ADHD)65.378126.626
🧐 (not 😎)65.245726.940
washed (not muddy)65.280024.426
classical (not avant-garde)65.159927.153
builder (not explorer)65.142730.242
🏌 (not 🤺)64.913226.560
lenient (not strict)64.848426.344
private (not gregarious)64.880426.451
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.561234.144
traumatized (not flourishing)64.584326.134
realistic (not ambitious)64.430827.340
📈 (not 📉)64.476826.961
hypochondriac (not stoic)64.228123.024
emotional (not logical)63.767328.351
factual (not exaggerating)63.560733.537
beautiful (not ugly)63.4133125.254
juvenile (not mature)63.353727.155
stable (not moody)63.228126.244
😬 (not 😏)62.936930.247
concrete (not abstract)62.869430.759
earth (not air)62.880834.349
introspective (not not introspective)62.690128.051
practical (not imaginative)62.489632.964
alert (not oblivious)62.4100731.154
valedictorian (not drop out)62.4102530.457
opinionated (not jealous)62.4115618.725
scruffy (not manicured)62.151524.139
tactful (not indiscreet)62.085429.448
impartial (not biased)61.910929.149
genius (not dunce)61.8106724.8100
sheeple (not conspiracist)61.717631.249
weird (not normal)61.584025.483
straight (not queer)61.5124128.042
family-first (not work-first)61.273528.667
hoarder (not unprepared)61.281727.647
fresh (not stinky)61.2110126.274
🦄 (not 🐴)61.151133.546
triggered (not trolling)61.195725.139
autistic (not neurotypical)61.015826.979
🥰 (not 🙃)61.069335.149
methodical (not astonishing)60.986630.352
thin (not thick)60.886129.533
lost (not enlightened)60.868325.333
🧕 (not 💃)60.731525.152
child free (not pronatalist)60.694933.247
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)60.672224.552
healthy (not sickly)60.5119226.474
subdued (not exuberant)60.444229.045
wooden (not plastic)60.4111027.445
playful (not serious)60.355128.641
refined (not rugged)60.386624.938
driven (not unambitious)60.3165025.143
dog person (not cat person)60.365931.237
off-key (not musical)60.269025.541
spiritual (not skeptical)60.131229.156
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.050728.142
inspiring (not cringeworthy)60.088328.168
conservative (not liberal)59.943432.340
🤖 (not 👻)59.957726.349
🤐 (not 😜)59.973726.248
down2earth (not head@clouds)59.880432.957
flexible (not rigid)59.752230.346
scientific (not artistic)59.480628.861
efficient (not overprepared)59.3114137.041
attractive (not repulsive)58.8134118.948
charismatic (not uninspiring)58.5142130.038
crafty (not scholarly)58.594629.959
Swedish (not Italian)58.559829.733
envious (not prideful)58.515522.642
weakass (not badass)58.434026.732
🐒 (not 🐩)58.364031.555
chill (not offended)58.253127.239
historical (not modern)58.166027.937
tight (not loose)57.9111023.130
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.769928.286
French (not Russian)57.695820.629
🥵 (not 🥶)57.585822.842
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')57.421528.732
desperate (not high standards)57.152130.058
expressive (not stoic)57.099831.051
fast (not slow)56.8129631.044
wise (not foolish)56.797226.159
quirky (not predictable)56.779131.527
chatty (not reserved)56.684630.839
sugarcoated (not frank)56.627028.425
normie (not freak)56.568728.555
doer (not thinker)56.0115133.562
pro (not noob)55.9138530.440
formal (not intimate)55.978732.560
empirical (not theoretical)55.689629.789
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.674829.848
specialist (not generalist)55.5107933.856
analysis (not common sense)55.495425.620
backdoor (not official)55.393828.136
circular (not linear)55.367931.733
enslaved (not emancipated)55.236925.845
confidential (not gossiping)55.1125428.332
extraordinary (not mundane)54.9129628.647
🤡 (not 👽)54.866631.448
subjective (not objective)54.579829.244
orange (not purple)54.482830.234
reclusive (not social)54.276227.752
insider (not outsider)54.174129.147
whimsical (not rational)54.072128.346
🥾 (not 👟)54.086832.785
mainstream (not arcane)53.964931.547
🤔 (not 🤫)53.9110133.353
aloof (not obsessed)53.735126.643
smooth (not rough)53.391228.447
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.185130.249
minimalist (not pack rat)53.1101831.950
feminine (not masculine)52.976517.137
Greek (not Roman)52.871829.233
libertarian (not socialist)52.7107530.060
moist (not dry)52.789432.236
deep (not epic)52.787727.524
🥴 (not 🥳)52.6109232.052
resolute (not wavering)52.5145529.577
flimsy (not sturdy)52.352430.442
frenzied (not sleepy)52.3172226.648
pointed (not random)52.3147629.228
factual (not poetic)52.2111530.535
monochrome (not multicolored)52.196432.647
ironic (not profound)51.598629.557
fortunate (not unlucky)51.387327.153
open to new experinces (not uncreative)51.3148425.436
proactive (not reactive)51.282134.321
conventional (not creative)51.189031.753
reasoned (not instinctual)51.180030.949
always down (not picky)51.173721.816
regular (not zany)51.083532.949
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.0101529.321
Pepsi (not Coke)51.083135.553
literary (not mathematical)50.1127532.840
oxymoron (not tautology)50.8133332.713
fantastical (not realistic)50.681929.731
long-winded (not concise)50.495430.330
pensive (not serene)50.5170128.133

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 Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. George O'Malley (0.88)
  2. Samwell Tarly (0.858)
  3. Jimmy Palmer (0.849)
  4. Samwise Gamgee (0.831)
  5. Peeta Mellark (0.829)
  6. Leslie Higgins (0.825)
  7. Molly Hooper (0.818)
  8. Cameron James (0.817)
  9. William Mason (0.815)
  10. Timothy McGee (0.808)
  1. Robert California (-0.737)
  2. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.727)
  3. Billy Hargrove (-0.691)
  4. Sal Maroni (-0.678)
  5. Ursula (-0.668)
  6. George Bluth, Sr. (-0.666)
  7. Scar (-0.654)
  8. Lucille Bluth (-0.652)
  9. Logan Delos (-0.647)
  10. Stormfront (-0.646)

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 Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly is described identify as.

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


  Updated: 02 December 2022
  Copyright: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  Privacy policy