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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
bashful (not exhibitionist)94.417.425
respectful (not rude)94.348.982
sweet (not bitter)94.358.240
nerd (not jock)93.6488.852
kind (not cruel)93.24810.848
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)92.987.221
loyal (not traitorous)92.98913.944
cooperative (not competitive)92.828.446
humble (not arrogant)92.859.044
devoted (not unfaithful)92.76410.316
short (not tall)91.9279.379
innocent (not worldly)91.4213.247
warm (not cold)91.22510.941
innocent (not jaded)90.9510.019
beta (not alpha)90.71910.279
wholesome (not salacious)90.52814.355
loveable (not punchable)90.13017.240
forgiving (not vengeful)90.02611.348
gullible (not cynical)89.91212.015
pure (not debased)89.8129.754
treasure (not trash)89.87211.985
rustic (not cultured)89.4612.914
modest (not flamboyant)89.3710.344
angelic (not demonic)89.32813.344
complimentary (not insulting)89.21512.849
rural (not urban)89.01217.348
gatherer (not hunter)89.0109.138
one-faced (not two-faced)88.75415.657
first-mate (not captain)88.42717.056
glad (not mad)88.32111.046
😇 (not 😈)88.33718.757
pacifist (not ferocious)88.01212.645
young (not old)87.87815.047
giving (not receiving)87.74712.515
warm (not quarrelsome)87.62715.662
heroic (not villainous)87.519212.346
accepting (not judgemental)87.53211.046
grateful (not entitled)87.52914.357
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)87.43614.635
altruistic (not selfish)87.34415.069
bookish (not sporty)87.318412.638
nurturing (not poisonous)87.28111.435
folksy (not presidential)87.21212.128
diligent (not lazy)87.141013.740
🌟 (not 💩)87.114016.049
mild (not spicy)86.9915.287
not genocidal (not genocidal)86.711525.822
transparent (not machiavellian)86.6615.525
self-conscious (not self-assured)86.5914.344
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)86.43513.975
soft (not hard)86.34312.355
soulful (not soulless)86.319012.341
egalitarian (not racist)86.326115.542
demure (not vain)86.1410.344
🧢 (not 🎩)86.14524.057
workaholic (not slacker)86.030118.842
soft (not hard)85.95215.881
low self esteem (not narcissistic)85.92011.434
protagonist (not antagonist)85.911016.714
quiet (not loud)85.74417.736
good-humored (not angry)85.79416.840
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.77516.346
unassuming (not pretentious)85.51022.955
dorky (not cool)85.44618.961
emotional (not unemotional)85.416418.217
genuine (not sarcastic)85.36421.449
timid (not cocky)85.21316.717
lover (not fighter)85.14915.252
honorable (not cunning)85.06518.4129
empath (not psychopath)85.011623.542
accommodating (not stubborn)85.01316.769
consistent (not variable)84.64119.637
generous (not stingy)84.69419.155
submissive (not dominant)84.54414.984
proper (not scandalous)84.36314.544
🐿 (not 🦇)84.25826.436
introvert (not extrovert)83.84819.145
🧠 (not 💪)83.723519.581
🤠 (not 🤑)83.66116.343
vulnerable (not armoured)83.52315.850
water (not fire)83.53017.945
motivated (not unmotivated)83.458215.626
sensitive (not thick-skinned)83.35814.637
shy (not bold)83.2817.653
equitable (not hypocritical)83.13114.876
persistent (not quitter)83.169822.050
reliable (not experimental)83.19121.830
tasteful (not lewd)83.07818.668
obedient (not rebellious)83.04718.934
unchallenging (not demanding)82.71220.256
human (not animalistic)82.621819.255
gamer (not non-gamer)82.66620.324
frugal (not lavish)82.54317.948
tame (not wild)82.43819.572
reasonable (not deranged)82.313118.751
thrifty (not extravagant)82.32415.758
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.110714.840
provincial (not cosmopolitan)82.02919.367
vanilla (not kinky)81.95722.526
believable (not poorly-written)81.919716.741
🎃 (not 💀)81.75021.542
orderly (not chaotic)81.615120.636
chaste (not lustful)81.62619.175
meek (not bossy)81.64521.840
white knight (not bad boy)81.517617.519
patient (not impatient)81.36619.773
cheesy (not chic)81.39120.022
theist (not atheist)81.25414.733
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.123422.942
statist (not anarchist)81.13419.253
clean (not perverted)80.828224.332
nonpolitical (not political)80.72721.533
ranged (not melee)80.51818.825
awkward (not suspicious)80.25717.738
princess (not queen)80.24812.411
insecure (not confident)80.16117.240
English (not German)80.122822.727
trusting (not suspicious)80.07423.135
cautious (not impulsive)79.912121.274
naive (not paranoid)79.84121.623
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)79.81124.437
works hard (not plays hard)79.631421.040
democratic (not authoritarian)79.37120.737
gracious (not feisty)79.32218.237
yes-man (not contrarian)79.23119.127
sheltered (not street-smart)78.99221.841
twitchy (not still)78.921719.361
civilized (not barbaric)78.737121.840
passive (not assertive)78.74022.364
giggling (not chortling)78.73220.846
devout (not heathen)78.67320.282
anxious (not calm)78.421818.140
prudish (not flirtatious)78.46918.510
politically correct (not edgy)78.18022.447
🎨 (not 🏀)78.137021.748
disarming (not creepy)78.025623.947
flower child (not goth)78.028519.017
morning lark (not night owl)77.97223.762
sane (not crazy)77.811619.351
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.733521.339
😊 (not 🤣)77.715924.861
moderate (not extreme)77.63421.983
shy (not playful)77.63320.242
optimistic (not pessimistic)77.517124.748
sunny (not gloomy)77.519622.642
communal (not individualist)77.42823.942
vegan (not cannibal)77.315219.636
often crying (not never cries)77.313316.113
monastic (not hedonist)77.22317.439
well behaved (not mischievous)77.015323.738
romantic (not dispassionate)76.934719.737
important (not irrelevant)76.964324.1105
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.811327.130
cheery (not sorrowful)76.514618.330
compersive (not jealous)76.510821.835
stuttering (not rhythmic)76.55517.544
interested (not bored)76.231622.528
resourceful (not helpless)76.269827.550
metrosexual (not macho)75.917421.036
joyful (not miserable)75.914622.248
summer (not winter)75.926216.527
trusting (not charming)75.84925.933
sensible (not ludicrous)75.628423.644
basic (not hipster)75.624524.641
reassuring (not fearmongering)75.422527.027
rock (not rap)75.251916.219
active (not slothful)75.266723.144
competent (not incompetent)75.269625.980
claustrophobic (not spelunker)75.25218.226
prestigious (not disreputable)74.833627.641
happy (not sad)74.812424.143
fixable (not unfixable)74.713320.243
straightforward (not cryptic)74.628725.740
feminist (not sexist)74.654016.944
lighthearted (not intense)74.210822.437
vintage (not trendy)73.948819.526
perceptive (not unobservant)73.977032.238
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.728128.062
love-focused (not money-focused)73.756623.914
comedic (not dramatic)73.49822.121
permanent (not transient)73.117625.347
literal (not metaphorical)73.020726.5103
unpolished (not eloquent)73.018725.643
😀 (not 😭)73.019128.647
studious (not goof-off)72.961626.663
involved (not remote)72.745825.536
hesitant (not decisive)72.67824.338
chivalrous (not businesslike)72.619830.444
poor (not rich)72.619815.946
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)72.530325.144
open-book (not secretive)72.513321.437
western (not eastern)72.318931.156
codependent (not independent)72.317724.052
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.126123.274
interesting (not tiresome)71.954226.941
utilitarian (not decorative)71.935123.639
simple (not complicated)71.78226.939
touchy-feely (not distant)71.522924.326
attentive (not interrupting)71.428129.926
apprentice (not master)71.318531.748
blissful (not haunted)71.214030.131
puny (not mighty)71.110323.132
sheriff (not outlaw)71.134620.247
asexual (not sexual)71.116727.036
curious (not apathetic)71.046228.152
💝 (not 💔)71.028030.866
on-time (not tardy)71.063029.758
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.929228.569
everyman (not chosen one)70.817031.218
bright (not depressed)70.826926.237
neat (not messy)70.756825.581
preppy (not punk rock)70.550724.541
funny (not humorless)70.445424.537
traditional (not unorthodox)70.425825.455
high-tech (not low-tech)70.334227.239
awkward (not charming)70.021029.161
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.029221.360
high IQ (not low IQ)69.994023.144
tense (not relaxed)69.779224.050
slovenly (not stylish)69.618417.942
resigned (not resistant)69.52225.579
whippersnapper (not sage)69.319225.934
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)69.321325.630
hurried (not leisurely)69.329426.752
expressive (not monotone)69.253321.614
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.212620.781
knowledgeable (not ignorant)69.271830.037
domestic (not industrial)69.118228.045
sober (not indulgent)69.124226.841
technophile (not luddite)69.026126.944
idealist (not realist)68.929326.595
vibrant (not geriatric)68.959927.136
🛌 (not 🧗)68.717827.853
corporate (not freelance)68.729823.529
real (not philosophical)68.346029.841
average (not deviant)68.114925.450
🐮 (not 🐷)68.116828.850
🐀 (not 🐘)68.022632.762
open (not guarded)67.912925.153
deep (not shallow)67.951121.284
precise (not vague)67.859826.348
self-disciplined (not disorganized)67.782131.352
serious (not bold)67.426921.861
careful (not brave)67.219228.943
intellectual (not physical)67.167628.039
🐐 (not 🦒)66.837631.247
oppressed (not privileged)66.822618.324
tailor (not blacksmith)66.857326.733
open-minded (not close-minded)66.648926.443
overachiever (not underachiever)66.690629.360
roundabout (not direct)66.311930.337
classical (not avant-garde)66.342026.047
OCD (not ADHD)66.362727.220
washed (not muddy)66.257525.122
legit (not scrub)66.083628.054
indie (not pop)66.052831.021
neutral (not opinionated)65.94327.464
clumsy (not coordinated)65.828128.151
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.859728.339
gendered (not androgynous)65.6113128.982
existentialist (not nihilist)65.640027.435
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.631925.834
repetitive (not varied)65.541427.188
opinionated (not jealous)65.380618.619
builder (not explorer)65.236630.437
📈 (not 📉)65.156227.056
🏌 (not 🤺)65.110726.856
lenient (not strict)64.938526.940
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.746234.543
go-getter (not slugabed)64.5107224.249
traumatized (not flourishing)64.365126.229
centrist (not radical)64.221729.120
🧐 (not 😎)63.941027.537
introspective (not not introspective)63.865427.444
juvenile (not mature)63.644127.049
tactful (not indiscreet)63.664128.946
realistic (not ambitious)63.624927.738
concrete (not abstract)63.553931.056
off-key (not musical)63.544722.936
proactive (not reactive)63.520333.711
earth (not air)63.464834.448
emotional (not logical)63.353829.046
beautiful (not ugly)63.2104225.251
thin (not thick)63.059230.029
sheeple (not conspiracist)62.912831.546
private (not gregarious)62.768726.247
practical (not imaginative)62.771833.161
oxymoron (not tautology)62.736534.57
weird (not normal)62.665825.378
conservative (not liberal)62.631332.137
lost (not enlightened)62.650424.129
dog person (not cat person)62.648428.625
😬 (not 😏)62.432829.942
impartial (not biased)62.27829.644
alert (not oblivious)62.181231.152
scruffy (not manicured)62.041824.637
straight (not queer)62.0105428.340
healthy (not sickly)61.992725.867
🥰 (not 🙃)61.750335.148
fresh (not stinky)61.786126.268
envious (not prideful)61.69421.238
hypochondriac (not stoic)61.631025.216
genius (not dunce)61.585725.197
scientific (not artistic)61.461828.158
triggered (not trolling)61.473224.934
methodical (not astonishing)61.268830.148
hoarder (not unprepared)61.266027.647
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)61.140428.237
🧕 (not 💃)61.022925.150
family-first (not work-first)60.958928.766
playful (not serious)60.842628.840
factual (not exaggerating)60.855235.132
sugarcoated (not frank)60.616328.718
autistic (not neurotypical)60.511127.074
valedictorian (not drop out)60.586231.850
inspiring (not cringeworthy)60.368528.167
🐒 (not 🐩)60.347330.851
down2earth (not head@clouds)60.164932.850
child free (not pronatalist)60.177231.642
weakass (not badass)60.126226.829
🤐 (not 😜)60.058325.346
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.7109129.537
flexible (not rigid)59.640930.343
🤖 (not 👻)59.646625.945
stable (not moody)59.530325.938
spiritual (not skeptical)59.424728.855
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)59.262524.747
quirky (not predictable)59.255132.214
crafty (not scholarly)59.174629.655
🦄 (not 🐴)58.945933.942
chill (not offended)58.939826.933
driven (not unambitious)58.8133825.339
historical (not modern)58.650128.434
wooden (not plastic)58.693428.137
attractive (not repulsive)58.5104718.946
refined (not rugged)58.475725.134
wise (not foolish)58.374325.856
efficient (not overprepared)58.397436.940
specialist (not generalist)58.175833.151
subdued (not exuberant)58.040429.041
fast (not slow)57.999531.142
formal (not intimate)57.760731.655
pro (not noob)57.6107630.338
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')57.418228.732
desperate (not high standards)57.341930.856
normie (not freak)57.152828.652
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.959928.582
enslaved (not emancipated)56.727124.940
tight (not loose)56.793624.027
French (not Russian)56.679221.226
picky (not always down)56.576021.611
circular (not linear)55.952731.932
chatty (not reserved)55.871330.435
🤡 (not 👽)55.850232.642
expressive (not stoic)55.782631.946
mainstream (not arcane)55.748631.139
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.759929.846
🥾 (not 👟)55.664532.479
Swedish (not Italian)55.655330.329
empirical (not theoretical)55.573429.785
extraordinary (not mundane)55.1101628.143
backdoor (not official)55.076128.535
doer (not thinker)55.096433.458
aloof (not obsessed)54.926526.038
whimsical (not rational)54.854327.541
minimalist (not pack rat)54.774531.448
Greek (not Roman)54.748429.730
subjective (not objective)54.564329.542
🥴 (not 🥳)54.578931.047
🤔 (not 🤫)54.288233.148
moist (not dry)54.264231.435
orange (not purple)54.066530.633
🥵 (not 🥶)54.076221.236
deep (not epic)53.961328.222
confidential (not gossiping)53.8100628.730
analysis (not common sense)53.785423.316
reclusive (not social)53.561128.050
resolute (not wavering)53.5112829.571
insider (not outsider)53.462629.144
serene (not pensive)53.415026.627
smooth (not rough)53.073228.143
feminine (not masculine)52.961617.634
libertarian (not socialist)52.990330.259
monochrome (not multicolored)52.874032.743
flimsy (not sturdy)52.441330.039
mathematical (not literary)52.356833.437
no-nonsense (not dramatic)52.170329.748
concise (not long-winded)52.076631.125
ironic (not profound)51.980029.655
frenzied (not sleepy)51.7139125.243
pointed (not random)51.7118729.624
unlucky (not fortunate)51.682426.947
Coke (not Pepsi)51.583435.351
regular (not zany)51.264533.248
uncreative (not open to new experinces)50.841126.431
factual (not poetic)50.297330.230
fantastical (not realistic)50.268429.429
bad-cook (not good-cook)50.282730.918
conventional (not creative)50.773331.351
instinctual (not reasoned)50.793330.543

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 (0.872)
  2. Samwell Tarly (0.843)
  3. Jimmy Palmer (0.83)
  4. Peeta Mellark (0.823)
  5. Samwise Gamgee (0.819)
  6. Cameron James (0.81)
  7. Molly Hooper (0.81)
  8. William Mason (0.802)
  9. Timothy McGee (0.8)
  10. Charlie Bucket (0.797)
  1. Robert California (-0.733)
  2. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.724)
  3. Billy Hargrove (-0.686)
  4. Sal Maroni (-0.674)
  5. Ursula (-0.661)
  6. George Bluth, Sr. (-0.657)
  7. Lucille Bluth (-0.651)
  8. Scar (-0.645)
  9. Logan Delos (-0.637)
  10. Charlie Harper (-0.635)

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.

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Notes

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