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Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly Personality Statistics

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. 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
sweet (not bitter)94.038.239
respectful (not rude)93.859.684
nerd (not jock)93.7458.852
kind (not cruel)93.34110.553
loyal (not traitorous)93.07414.042
cooperative (not competitive)92.418.439
humble (not arrogant)92.2510.543
short (not tall)91.8259.479
beta (not alpha)90.81510.185
wholesome (not salacious)90.72114.356
pure (not debased)90.5109.256
warm (not cold)90.52811.742
forgiving (not vengeful)90.42210.942
treasure (not trash)90.26411.079
angelic (not demonic)90.02213.245
innocent (not worldly)89.8915.040
loveable (not punchable)89.83217.737
gatherer (not hunter)89.499.136
modest (not flamboyant)89.2710.344
complimentary (not insulting)89.11312.351
first-mate (not captain)88.52516.957
rural (not urban)88.3918.348
pacifist (not ferocious)88.21012.144
nurturing (not poisonous)88.26112.132
glad (not mad)88.01311.149
😇 (not 😈)87.84018.960
altruistic (not selfish)87.73614.969
bookish (not sporty)87.713812.939
young (not old)87.66414.949
accepting (not judgemental)87.63111.047
patriotic (not unpatriotic)87.54012.845
🧢 (not 🎩)87.53120.958
folksy (not presidential)87.11211.525
mild (not spicy)87.1515.485
demure (not vain)87.1310.241
warm (not quarrelsome)87.02415.664
soulful (not soulless)87.013912.238
good-humored (not angry)86.97014.937
workaholic (not slacker)86.922415.840
diligent (not lazy)86.536914.044
heroic (not villainous)86.419612.544
🌟 (not 💩)86.312916.449
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)86.24417.033
soft (not hard)86.23312.254
soft (not hard)85.93615.483
genuine (not sarcastic)85.86020.952
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)85.83515.681
egalitarian (not racist)85.821916.240
low self esteem (not narcissistic)85.82311.528
honorable (not cunning)85.65017.1130
unassuming (not pretentious)85.41022.557
dorky (not cool)85.33616.857
consistent (not variable)85.03617.731
human (not animalistic)84.812417.052
submissive (not dominant)84.63514.791
quiet (not loud)84.44219.735
self-conscious (not self-assured)84.41017.847
shy (not bold)84.1613.750
sensitive (not thick-skinned)83.94314.837
vulnerable (not armoured)83.82215.847
proper (not scandalous)83.85914.741
🐿 (not 🦇)83.44726.336
introvert (not extrovert)83.34119.246
equitable (not hypocritical)83.32614.680
tame (not wild)83.12519.173
🤠 (not 🤑)83.16316.541
reliable (not experimental)83.17321.730
🧠 (not 💪)82.919319.483
tasteful (not lewd)82.68419.270
meek (not bossy)82.53021.242
obedient (not rebellious)82.44020.229
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.38314.442
orderly (not chaotic)81.812820.035
persistent (not quitter)81.864222.252
theist (not atheist)81.54614.337
chaste (not lustful)81.33019.083
reasonable (not deranged)81.312919.952
believable (not poorly-written)81.119817.040
patient (not impatient)80.86219.976
ranged (not melee)80.81618.526
provincial (not cosmopolitan)80.44121.472
nonpolitical (not political)80.32721.336
frugal (not lavish)80.16820.850
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.022323.439
statist (not anarchist)80.04320.253
cautious (not impulsive)79.99620.272
trusting (not suspicious)79.86923.533
works hard (not plays hard)79.626221.737
civilized (not barbaric)79.429622.339
awkward (not suspicious)79.46217.436
anxious (not calm)79.316517.540
insecure (not confident)79.24916.939
devout (not heathen)79.26420.181
politically correct (not edgy)79.14520.843
English (not German)79.121623.624
sheltered (not street-smart)79.08222.140
democratic (not authoritarian)78.97320.540
romantic (not dispassionate)78.725916.832
giggling (not chortling)78.72721.642
cheery (not sorrowful)78.49916.029
sunny (not gloomy)78.414623.039
morning lark (not night owl)78.35723.862
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)78.32024.934
vanilla (not kinky)78.210123.529
passive (not assertive)78.14122.559
monastic (not hedonist)78.11516.939
gracious (not feisty)77.93018.435
moderate (not extreme)77.92821.588
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.730020.134
😊 (not 🤣)77.413724.862
important (not irrelevant)77.451824.1110
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.911127.328
active (not slothful)76.752523.147
compersive (not jealous)76.69718.934
communal (not individualist)76.53123.842
resourceful (not helpless)76.555728.150
sensible (not ludicrous)76.421821.539
vegan (not cannibal)76.414619.535
sane (not crazy)76.310321.851
joyful (not miserable)75.912022.248
permanent (not transient)75.811122.847
basic (not hipster)75.819424.741
lighthearted (not intense)75.86921.336
disarming (not creepy)75.729524.347
competent (not incompetent)75.656725.687
stuttering (not rhythmic)75.44317.242
shy (not playful)75.23722.442
trusting (not charming)75.24825.636
optimistic (not pessimistic)75.118527.146
claustrophobic (not spelunker)75.14417.827
feminist (not sexist)75.041916.249
codependent (not independent)74.213022.655
straightforward (not cryptic)74.125525.939
simple (not complicated)73.85525.535
happy (not sad)73.811123.742
open-book (not secretive)73.610822.335
fixable (not unfixable)73.514819.540
prestigious (not disreputable)73.432327.142
well behaved (not mischievous)73.216725.038
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.224424.048
bright (not depressed)73.018124.237
studious (not goof-off)72.952225.362
poor (not rich)72.516315.846
literal (not metaphorical)72.419326.8103
sheriff (not outlaw)72.326019.747
unpolished (not eloquent)72.318124.742
tense (not relaxed)71.956822.747
western (not eastern)71.916129.659
hesitant (not decisive)71.87925.039
metrosexual (not macho)71.727121.732
involved (not remote)71.640026.137
😀 (not 😭)71.617128.952
high IQ (not low IQ)71.472821.144
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.323323.981
perceptive (not unobservant)71.370033.433
puny (not mighty)71.37922.634
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.323029.072
real (not philosophical)71.129429.237
awkward (not charming)71.015328.559
curious (not apathetic)71.039027.253
slovenly (not stylish)70.114018.443
neat (not messy)70.147525.982
sober (not indulgent)70.019226.241
💝 (not 💔)70.023730.764
interesting (not tiresome)69.949228.641
hurried (not leisurely)69.723426.653
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.725321.360
tailor (not blacksmith)69.742124.730
preppy (not punk rock)69.643225.337
technophile (not luddite)69.420526.642
whippersnapper (not sage)69.418826.034
apprentice (not master)69.218231.852
vibrant (not geriatric)69.149227.135
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)69.117326.029
🐀 (not 🐘)69.117331.563
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.011621.380
high-tech (not low-tech)68.728727.844
average (not deviant)68.512124.350
idealist (not realist)68.525426.594
utilitarian (not decorative)68.541325.138
serious (not bold)68.420421.163
resigned (not resistant)68.22225.982
deep (not shallow)68.239720.984
traditional (not unorthodox)68.024927.956
🧐 (not 😎)68.024326.938
funny (not humorless)67.941425.137
🐮 (not 🐷)67.814326.751
🛌 (not 🧗)67.716027.856
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.661829.433
precise (not vague)67.548926.747
roundabout (not direct)67.49329.838
open (not guarded)67.411325.351
go-getter (not slugabed)67.080223.546
existentialist (not nihilist)66.729428.533
corporate (not freelance)66.528223.126
conservative (not liberal)66.320531.038
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.872332.350
introspective (not not introspective)65.846426.845
juvenile (not mature)65.734024.446
domestic (not industrial)65.623529.745
gendered (not androgynous)65.693828.580
lenient (not strict)65.530726.742
careful (not brave)65.516728.442
clumsy (not coordinated)65.223328.449
classical (not avant-garde)65.039827.548
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.027826.231
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.949827.936
straight (not queer)64.882227.041
repetitive (not varied)64.736827.591
open-minded (not close-minded)64.646726.441
📈 (not 📉)64.647327.663
builder (not explorer)64.531530.237
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.49329.739
intellectual (not physical)64.360528.934
concrete (not abstract)64.341830.660
🐐 (not 🦒)64.341432.547
legit (not scrub)64.175328.255
practical (not imaginative)64.155632.559
tactful (not indiscreet)63.951928.649
traumatized (not flourishing)63.854426.026
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.543634.144
stable (not moody)63.418624.336
beautiful (not ugly)63.384525.252
🏌 (not 🤺)63.310826.455
thin (not thick)63.249629.325
healthy (not sickly)63.175425.966
fast (not slow)62.966929.637
spiritual (not skeptical)62.817628.152
alert (not oblivious)62.864431.747
oppressed (not privileged)62.724024.120
fresh (not stinky)62.668525.471
scruffy (not manicured)62.533824.039
private (not gregarious)62.455626.647
impartial (not biased)62.46428.748
family-first (not work-first)62.345628.166
methodical (not astonishing)62.254529.942
mainstream (not arcane)61.923628.938
lost (not enlightened)61.943523.329
weird (not normal)61.557626.181
genius (not dunce)61.469025.1100
😬 (not 😏)61.428029.642
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)61.332728.138
🧕 (not 💃)61.321624.554
autistic (not neurotypical)61.18827.274
triggered (not trolling)60.861724.934
chill (not offended)60.529627.633
🥰 (not 🙃)60.444134.951
🤐 (not 😜)60.447825.444
down2earth (not head@clouds)60.152932.547
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.089830.536
efficient (not overprepared)60.072836.439
scientific (not artistic)59.853228.552
off-key (not musical)59.846623.632
refined (not rugged)59.760625.336
flexible (not rigid)59.733331.340
subdued (not exuberant)59.730229.042
emotional (not logical)59.654731.346
inspiring (not cringeworthy)59.658528.067
wise (not foolish)59.557426.551
child free (not pronatalist)59.167730.643
playful (not serious)58.736929.339
enslaved (not emancipated)58.719024.436
attractive (not repulsive)58.586619.348
driven (not unambitious)58.3110726.042
circular (not linear)58.140132.028
minimalist (not pack rat)57.851831.144
tight (not loose)57.875923.626
hoarder (not unprepared)57.665327.646
pro (not noob)57.686030.338
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.643929.646
🦄 (not 🐴)57.542334.739
French (not Russian)57.563119.725
valedictorian (not drop out)57.476232.148
🐒 (not 🐩)57.347031.548
historical (not modern)57.243829.332
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')57.016428.832
expressive (not stoic)56.966131.943
crafty (not scholarly)56.468129.955
🤖 (not 👻)56.445726.647
🥾 (not 👟)56.349831.983
mathematical (not literary)55.938432.237
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.753328.778
formal (not intimate)55.754532.255
Greek (not Roman)55.539230.626
backdoor (not official)55.360929.236
orange (not purple)55.250230.933
smooth (not rough)55.155328.446
aloof (not obsessed)54.822924.237
subjective (not objective)54.754630.442
🤡 (not 👽)54.746431.840
extraordinary (not mundane)54.586027.641
🥴 (not 🥳)54.563931.544
Swedish (not Italian)54.548430.328
resolute (not wavering)54.290829.476
frenzied (not sleepy)53.8108424.135
insider (not outsider)53.451928.447
fortunate (not unlucky)53.354326.642
empirical (not theoretical)53.372130.789
🤔 (not 🤫)53.076432.752
confidential (not gossiping)52.881928.633
libertarian (not socialist)52.676430.258
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.694427.336
reclusive (not social)52.552227.352
factual (not poetic)52.573029.829
monochrome (not multicolored)52.361430.846
conventional (not creative)52.255031.448
flimsy (not sturdy)52.135631.334
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.067529.853
whimsical (not rational)51.948927.338
regular (not zany)51.950533.747
feminine (not masculine)51.451817.232
specialist (not generalist)50.985333.051
instinctual (not reasoned)50.277329.041
dry (not moist)50.765631.131
reserved (not chatty)50.463331.036

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 (0.868)
  2. Samwell Tarly (0.837)
  3. Jimmy Palmer (0.829)
  4. Peeta Mellark (0.823)
  5. Samwise Gamgee (0.822)
  1. Robert California (-0.738)
  2. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.709)
  3. Sal Maroni (-0.672)
  4. Ursula (-0.671)
  5. George Bluth, Sr. (-0.666)

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: INTJ (r = 0.55)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.48)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.43)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.32)
  5. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.23)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.16)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.13)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.12)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.12)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.07)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.06)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.03)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.03)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.02)
  15. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.07)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.09)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.3)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.31)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.32)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.33)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.34)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.36)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.37)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.59)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.61)


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