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Randle Patrick McMurphy Personality Statistics

Randle Patrick McMurphy is a character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. 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
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)95.1139.214
extrovert (not introvert)94.7137.620
bold (not shy)94.6509.425
rebellious (not obedient)94.6206.723
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)93.83010.585
punk rock (not preppy)93.7139.671
rugged (not refined)93.248.124
persistent (not quitter)92.612211.840
impulsive (not cautious)92.5328.221
masculine (not feminine)91.37811.433
playful (not shy)91.36112.816
dominant (not submissive)91.19510.436
chaotic (not orderly)90.84210.217
loud (not quiet)90.56316.723
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.44417.930
wild (not tame)90.25415.231
freelance (not corporate)90.14916.679
mischievous (not well behaved)90.09719.029
assertive (not passive)90.07211.631
street-smart (not sheltered)89.86410.918
feisty (not gracious)89.7318.622
spicy (not mild)88.95515.234
creative (not conventional)88.83510.527
indulgent (not sober)88.84117.233
alpha (not beta)88.811911.926
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.68116.624
flamboyant (not modest)88.55918.424
backdoor (not official)88.42711.322
exuberant (not subdued)88.44017.378
scruffy (not manicured)88.35011.521
extreme (not moderate)88.210618.521
resistant (not resigned)88.11616.198
funny (not humorless)88.0659.824
gendered (not androgynous)88.010918.828
outlaw (not sheriff)87.96718.832
conspiracist (not sheeple)87.63118.423
decisive (not hesitant)87.48817.632
anarchist (not statist)87.32020.431
💃 (not 🧕)87.38117.038
unorthodox (not traditional)86.97112.427
night owl (not morning lark)86.76619.722
cool (not dorky)86.75214.136
drop out (not valedictorian)86.73520.338
brave (not careful)86.45010.225
interesting (not tiresome)86.26416.231
messy (not neat)86.25215.333
crafty (not scholarly)86.23519.927
important (not irrelevant)86.221719.237
goof-off (not studious)85.96119.236
gregarious (not private)85.93817.815
industrial (not domestic)85.61512.817
macho (not metrosexual)85.53018.380
captain (not first-mate)85.115422.516
frenzied (not sleepy)85.16016.178
narcissistic (not low self esteem)85.013915.764
involved (not remote)84.85418.216
high IQ (not low IQ)84.732417.424
scandalous (not proper)84.410727.018
impatient (not patient)83.915018.522
lustful (not chaste)83.99622.827
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.98517.573
slacker (not workaholic)83.84115.628
child free (not pronatalist)83.75118.017
quarrelsome (not warm)83.615115.730
vibrant (not geriatric)83.612720.665
bold (not serious)83.58520.541
resourceful (not helpless)83.432217.814
charming (not trusting)83.34720.621
perceptive (not unobservant)83.334117.682
complicated (not simple)83.213122.223
😎 (not 🧐)83.29619.144
edgy (not politically correct)82.810923.218
ferocious (not pacifist)82.619613.525
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.613521.828
kinky (not vanilla)82.19922.320
competitive (not cooperative)81.927124.124
zany (not regular)81.811920.337
hunter (not gatherer)81.817222.367
master (not apprentice)81.726420.450
believable (not poorly-written)81.319214.580
extraordinary (not mundane)81.322123.424
deviant (not average)81.315917.219
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.312918.138
😜 (not 🤐)81.312924.029
vain (not demure)81.014215.820
atheist (not theist)80.810423.120
varied (not repetitive)80.6719.033
independent (not codependent)80.521328.016
experimental (not reliable)80.110820.095
bossy (not meek)79.836020.521
suspicious (not awkward)79.618419.615
loose (not tight)79.56921.864
jock (not nerd)79.413016.523
arrogant (not humble)79.426118.122
worldly (not innocent)79.329123.923
disreputable (not prestigious)79.26225.721
western (not eastern)79.25027.342
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)79.114720.040
loyal (not traitorous)79.052621.327
outsider (not insider)78.97720.824
sexist (not feminist)78.910514.132
confident (not insecure)78.831125.637
lenient (not strict)78.710522.327
social (not reclusive)78.618224.043
suspicious (not trusting)78.423519.827
instinctual (not reasoned)78.415426.043
straight (not queer)78.342123.928
expressive (not stoic)78.321324.028
🤣 (not 😊)78.26927.752
🧗 (not 🛌)78.224025.644
sporty (not bookish)78.015023.025
rude (not respectful)77.914516.726
fast (not slow)77.824624.810
blacksmith (not tailor)77.89820.765
active (not slothful)77.748426.524
plays hard (not works hard)77.410818.625
armoured (not vulnerable)77.423822.315
sarcastic (not genuine)77.419221.120
neurotypical (not autistic)77.323114.320
playful (not serious)77.014621.221
mighty (not puny)77.034621.332
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)77.011026.832
unpolished (not eloquent)76.911321.519
go-getter (not slugabed)76.948019.830
🧢 (not 🎩)76.916428.343
arcane (not mainstream)76.913723.724
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.931320.877
heathen (not devout)76.411324.924
urban (not rural)76.427225.924
cannibal (not vegan)76.419118.574
multicolored (not monochrome)76.014029.523
charming (not awkward)75.829825.733
melee (not ranged)75.84125.473
imaginative (not practical)75.713119.127
Italian (not Swedish)75.714621.177
driven (not unambitious)75.573229.733
variable (not consistent)75.55426.271
hedonist (not monastic)75.410825.624
chatty (not reserved)75.329033.223
ludicrous (not sensible)75.315516.911
subjective (not objective)75.33126.525
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.215023.825
lewd (not tasteful)74.910628.229
barbaric (not civilized)74.810017.415
🐒 (not 🐩)74.711728.041
coordinated (not clumsy)74.747325.816
salacious (not wholesome)74.521025.339
trolling (not triggered)74.55728.374
resolute (not wavering)74.330527.056
libertarian (not socialist)74.27424.524
efficient (not overprepared)74.219117.670
intimate (not formal)73.915525.432
fast-talking (not slow-talking)73.927825.287
liberal (not conservative)73.825427.340
👻 (not 🤖)73.612123.129
😈 (not 😇)73.524120.943
skeptical (not spiritual)73.442825.220
biased (not impartial)73.431925.522
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.343427.922
cunning (not honorable)73.024024.7116
pro (not noob)73.054923.544
juvenile (not mature)72.622615.028
heroic (not villainous)72.357622.931
avant-garde (not classical)72.212528.022
hipster (not basic)72.18719.520
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.530124.222
alert (not oblivious)71.247130.245
🌟 (not 💩)71.157626.447
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.014630.626
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.020927.423
slovenly (not stylish)70.813621.013
orange (not purple)70.414427.025
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.325431.277
spontaneous (not deliberate)70.120133.525
hard (not soft)69.938726.627
unlucky (not fortunate)69.824732.319
beautiful (not ugly)69.672324.629
😏 (not 😬)69.627431.041
luddite (not technophile)69.519223.532
optimistic (not pessimistic)69.328629.120
transient (not permanent)69.29828.530
🤠 (not 🤑)69.136031.542
low-tech (not high-tech)68.930528.419
mad (not glad)68.936826.342
😀 (not 😭)68.822625.535
poor (not rich)68.223826.722
rough (not smooth)68.226828.521
moody (not stable)68.149926.921
demonic (not angelic)67.926924.915
🤺 (not 🏌)67.858431.138
bitter (not sweet)67.635427.316
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.621127.691
intense (not lighthearted)67.657629.099
individualist (not communal)67.540030.820
curious (not apathetic)67.450829.818
weird (not normal)67.045125.726
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.938132.121
🦇 (not 🐿)66.928030.937
soulful (not soulless)66.770634.320
artistic (not scientific)66.633025.822
idealist (not realist)66.629930.326
hard (not soft)66.445730.225
whimsical (not rational)66.328331.330
bright (not depressed)66.334227.114
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)66.317026.133
chortling (not giggling)66.346230.486
English (not German)66.176931.758
genius (not dunce)66.057422.093
direct (not roundabout)65.961234.920
open-minded (not close-minded)65.843230.56
straightforward (not cryptic)65.754036.134
sturdy (not flimsy)65.761127.880
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)65.438630.823
romantic (not dispassionate)65.361630.072
debased (not pure)65.036929.224
literary (not mathematical)64.942827.015
poetic (not factual)64.725627.384
folksy (not presidential)64.632528.871
kind (not cruel)64.370821.821
democratic (not authoritarian)64.142035.224
🤡 (not 👽)64.021633.045
💔 (not 💝)64.031127.132
circular (not linear)63.724030.266
anxious (not calm)63.550327.419
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.46026.919
astonishing (not methodical)63.324628.226
pretentious (not unassuming)63.348528.936
unfixable (not fixable)63.325727.862
head@clouds (not down2earth)63.235435.330
sad (not happy)63.053929.424
leisurely (not hurried)63.026430.926
vengeful (not forgiving)62.647728.619
abstract (not concrete)62.628334.041
young (not old)62.463919.117
precise (not vague)62.363327.338
nihilist (not existentialist)61.917338.815
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.840932.824
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.721130.523
good-humored (not angry)61.451632.422
whippersnapper (not sage)61.437029.473
🐐 (not 🦒)61.354432.730
Russian (not French)61.323627.963
jealous (not compersive)60.843224.112
modern (not historical)60.752627.515
deep (not shallow)60.760526.6120
animalistic (not human)60.622224.622
cheery (not sorrowful)60.535125.718
emotional (not logical)60.553429.422
competent (not incompetent)60.591531.419
explorer (not builder)60.444426.919
🤔 (not 🤫)60.450733.143
Roman (not Greek)60.432629.851
selfish (not altruistic)60.243627.825
metaphorical (not literal)60.221031.827
🙃 (not 🥰)60.241930.624
attractive (not repulsive)60.183127.417
knowledgeable (not ignorant)60.078126.073
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.875031.636
legit (not scrub)59.486930.930
healthy (not sickly)58.883629.224
poisonous (not nurturing)58.838128.221
📈 (not 📉)58.868533.536
warm (not cold)58.757223.828
deranged (not reasonable)58.740230.040
lavish (not frugal)58.644527.221
emancipated (not enslaved)58.575438.329
guarded (not open)58.284635.821
traumatized (not flourishing)58.268331.578
pack rat (not minimalist)58.138535.740
🥾 (not 👟)58.145639.645
real (not philosophical)57.973133.726
generalist (not specialist)57.724035.513
disarming (not creepy)57.583526.140
off-key (not musical)57.454732.892
oppressed (not privileged)57.431731.583
egalitarian (not racist)57.3101130.339
utilitarian (not decorative)57.271335.113
insulting (not complimentary)57.149125.331
aloof (not obsessed)56.918233.116
moist (not dry)56.847228.769
gloomy (not sunny)56.662229.979
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.131232.018
stinky (not fresh)55.830232.442
sane (not crazy)55.152432.836
offended (not chill)54.769032.971
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.667935.143
unambiguous (not mysterious)54.565836.122
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.592933.649
tense (not relaxed)54.497428.217
🐘 (not 🐀)54.158636.237
🥴 (not 🥳)54.066535.136
thick (not thin)53.844017.328
treasure (not trash)53.8100330.6117
foolish (not wise)53.749328.729
tall (not short)53.570526.430
unprepared (not hoarder)53.139930.117
punchable (not loveable)53.143029.680
family-first (not work-first)53.060228.923
tactful (not indiscreet)53.082133.242
introspective (not not introspective)52.984735.430
🐮 (not 🐷)52.974934.138
empirical (not theoretical)52.874835.819
political (not nonpolitical)52.771033.223
physical (not intellectual)52.343923.713
lost (not enlightened)52.368631.781
confidential (not gossiping)52.183229.121
flexible (not rigid)52.051537.821
lazy (not diligent)51.916630.923
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.957133.223
equitable (not hypocritical)51.968830.9103
🐴 (not 🦄)51.671037.730
🧠 (not 💪)51.389732.549
open-book (not secretive)51.144829.871
miserable (not joyful)51.079833.042
accepting (not judgemental)50.361332.014

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 Randle Patrick McMurphy based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tyler Durden (0.878)
  2. Han Solo (0.869)
  3. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.856)
  4. Jimmy McNulty (0.844)
  5. Nicky Nichols (0.835)
  1. Peter (-0.654)
  2. Ashley Wilkes (-0.625)
  3. Waylon Smithers (-0.62)
  4. George Michael Bluth (-0.603)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.6)

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 = 0.5)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.44)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.39)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.36)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.07)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.04)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.03)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.06)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.08)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.1)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.13)
  12. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.13)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.16)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.16)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.17)
  16. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.25)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.31)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.36)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.38)
  20. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.41)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.48)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.5)
  23. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.54)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.67)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.68)


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