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Randle Patrick McMurphy Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)96.395.818
bold (not shy)95.9257.436
rebellious (not obedient)95.5176.136
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)95.1228.792
cynical (not gullible)93.777.917
cocky (not timid)93.63813.316
punk rock (not preppy)92.03110.581
frank (not sugarcoated)91.9458.516
mischievous (not well behaved)91.77817.639
playful (not shy)91.77411.325
fire (not water)91.6388.823
spontaneous (not scheduled)91.64713.933
street-smart (not sheltered)91.45210.724
main character (not side character)91.416215.29
exhibitionist (not bashful)91.31217.521
dominant (not submissive)91.21089.938
persistent (not quitter)91.125614.847
opinionated (not neutral)91.012014.828
outlaw (not sheriff)90.85015.852
captain (not first-mate)90.48818.426
freelance (not corporate)90.16316.778
sexual (not asexual)90.09913.425
loud (not quiet)89.910014.937
exuberant (not subdued)89.73115.879
masculine (not feminine)89.516712.247
assertive (not passive)89.58811.037
extrovert (not introvert)89.38416.536
alpha (not beta)89.313511.436
wild (not tame)89.29714.342
stubborn (not accommodating)89.214318.740
unorthodox (not traditional)88.67311.740
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.511315.034
chaotic (not orderly)88.48516.828
spicy (not mild)88.47315.648
scruffy (not manicured)87.96711.437
scandalous (not proper)87.97820.324
demanding (not unchallenging)87.917717.124
indulgent (not sober)87.85519.242
rugged (not refined)87.74618.035
impulsive (not cautious)87.610516.732
conspiracist (not sheeple)87.34516.730
creative (not conventional)87.27112.933
resistant (not resigned)87.02816.8107
night owl (not morning lark)87.09216.538
crafty (not scholarly)86.93517.737
doer (not thinker)86.44910.421
deviant (not average)86.36815.730
anarchist (not statist)86.34121.137
💃 (not 🧕)86.115519.159
flamboyant (not modest)86.010122.837
funny (not humorless)85.914213.234
extreme (not moderate)85.720616.530
resourceful (not helpless)85.634417.123
bold (not serious)85.67618.258
interesting (not tiresome)85.311518.535
high IQ (not low IQ)85.244415.229
lustful (not chaste)85.19021.136
flirtatious (not prudish)84.914423.216
complicated (not simple)84.816220.627
brave (not careful)84.710514.128
drop out (not valedictorian)84.76222.146
😎 (not 🧐)84.712719.456
frenzied (not sleepy)84.77715.888
important (not irrelevant)84.640019.644
narcissistic (not low self esteem)84.517815.983
goof-off (not studious)84.49822.339
rock (not rap)84.413019.223
radical (not centrist)84.44025.422
perceptive (not unobservant)84.241417.089
cool (not dorky)84.011816.644
involved (not remote)83.89016.722
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.810418.478
backdoor (not official)83.79023.437
ADHD (not OCD)83.67510.718
ferocious (not pacifist)83.523213.528
macho (not metrosexual)83.45620.785
feisty (not gracious)83.319720.329
messy (not neat)83.110518.141
impatient (not patient)83.123617.234
vain (not demure)82.712014.924
edgy (not politically correct)82.614325.428
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.614824.336
expressive (not monotone)82.625316.011
decisive (not hesitant)82.428521.046
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)82.416116.955
kinky (not vanilla)82.313422.534
independent (not codependent)82.326124.025
badass (not weakass)82.351616.824
arrogant (not humble)82.229317.031
vibrant (not geriatric)82.122921.574
jock (not nerd)82.113716.029
slacker (not workaholic)82.15717.742
jaded (not innocent)81.929318.522
ambitious (not realistic)81.818921.724
quarrelsome (not warm)81.723220.344
😜 (not 🤐)81.618025.851
experimental (not reliable)81.512019.4103
master (not apprentice)81.438921.156
hunter (not gatherer)81.424321.873
atheist (not theist)81.312525.526
believable (not poorly-written)81.127813.891
quirky (not predictable)81.110822.917
confident (not insecure)81.036124.649
extraordinary (not mundane)80.932824.635
perverted (not clean)80.911116.326
gendered (not androgynous)80.556528.235
sexist (not feminist)80.512813.642
charming (not trusting)80.411621.832
industrial (not domestic)80.04922.220
sarcastic (not genuine)79.819318.429
🤣 (not 😊)79.67925.364
instinctual (not reasoned)79.619326.753
tardy (not on-time)79.610815.626
bossy (not meek)79.552320.235
🐒 (not 🐩)79.57824.752
gregarious (not private)79.411922.423
muddy (not washed)79.47025.916
rude (not respectful)79.316717.934
armoured (not vulnerable)79.326422.128
plays hard (not works hard)79.212919.236
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)79.223421.555
moody (not stable)79.237321.731
western (not eastern)79.28427.347
competitive (not cooperative)79.144926.138
lenient (not strict)78.915722.543
fast (not slow)78.737827.316
charming (not awkward)78.633223.843
varied (not repetitive)78.51219.435
never cries (not often crying)78.528317.817
zany (not regular)78.425224.745
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)78.312226.143
unpolished (not eloquent)78.212520.829
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.247724.933
social (not reclusive)78.227924.652
worldly (not innocent)78.146723.534
lewd (not tasteful)78.09826.946
chatty (not reserved)78.035728.234
salacious (not wholesome)78.020821.846
contrarian (not yes-man)78.018935.010
exaggerating (not factual)77.927424.423
prideful (not envious)77.825028.740
fighter (not lover)77.719524.029
interrupting (not attentive)77.720522.925
entitled (not grateful)77.731924.123
loyal (not traitorous)77.587526.637
child free (not pronatalist)77.524022.926
🧢 (not 🎩)77.522630.459
outsider (not insider)77.313424.533
cannibal (not vegan)77.122018.180
skeptical (not spiritual)77.044721.229
loose (not tight)76.811625.271
expressive (not stoic)76.735924.336
melee (not ranged)76.74424.874
ludicrous (not sensible)76.618116.014
juvenile (not mature)76.621919.545
heathen (not devout)76.612027.335
variable (not consistent)76.64825.079
opinionated (not jealous)76.640830.116
blacksmith (not tailor)76.515422.173
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.417722.730
active (not slothful)76.382029.334
hard (not soft)76.334724.341
👻 (not 🤖)76.312822.344
driven (not unambitious)76.1101428.044
rough (not smooth)76.019723.831
pro (not noob)76.070723.555
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.017825.320
pensive (not serene)75.923224.423
freak (not normie)75.927124.028
multicolored (not monochrome)75.622330.135
efficient (not overprepared)75.618616.270
suspicious (not awkward)75.638922.425
subjective (not objective)75.44026.137
playful (not serious)75.425223.434
trolling (not triggered)75.36826.881
😈 (not 😇)75.233021.254
mighty (not puny)75.056423.341
arcane (not mainstream)75.022125.332
imaginative (not practical)74.920321.742
bad boy (not white knight)74.826933.016
orange (not purple)74.712127.329
sporty (not bookish)74.728725.831
straight (not queer)74.668726.537
Italian (not Swedish)74.622222.385
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)74.626718.217
suspicious (not trusting)74.640323.239
urban (not rural)74.648527.529
disreputable (not prestigious)74.515228.827
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.556425.682
fast-talking (not slow-talking)74.439425.895
natural-talent (not hard-work)74.47321.230
twitchy (not still)74.435825.034
avant-garde (not classical)74.313928.231
go-getter (not slugabed)74.285824.334
biased (not impartial)74.237824.129
individualist (not communal)74.140232.628
🧗 (not 🛌)74.153428.758
intimate (not formal)73.923324.540
protagonist (not antagonist)73.772230.318
hedonist (not monastic)73.416928.334
indie (not pop)73.338232.511
curious (not apathetic)73.150628.128
haunted (not blissful)73.158825.318
queen (not princess)73.154227.214
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.923129.678
libertarian (not socialist)72.710127.031
hipster (not basic)72.715421.530
neurotypical (not autistic)72.559021.633
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.525825.233
machiavellian (not transparent)72.531928.915
resolute (not wavering)72.255329.161
chosen one (not everyman)72.031932.813
cunning (not honorable)71.833325.4125
paranoid (not naive)71.837126.121
😀 (not 😭)71.628122.746
dramatic (not no-nonsense)71.541429.329
🤺 (not 🏌)71.571432.962
🤠 (not 🤑)71.450431.750
liberal (not conservative)71.349729.149
literary (not mathematical)71.238225.421
🥵 (not 🥶)71.130625.130
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.047626.033
mad (not glad)71.047425.652
alert (not oblivious)71.070930.650
😏 (not 😬)70.640330.960
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.421831.038
utilitarian (not decorative)70.448028.023
slovenly (not stylish)70.320922.419
soulful (not soulless)70.196431.226
unlucky (not fortunate)70.036132.630
whimsical (not rational)70.033731.139
barbaric (not civilized)70.022222.428
🌟 (not 💩)69.8100729.968
demonic (not angelic)69.736121.729
debased (not pure)69.740926.136
🏀 (not 🎨)69.739228.826
heroic (not villainous)68.9100325.739
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)68.823927.889
comedic (not dramatic)68.720124.432
poor (not rich)68.635724.737
low-tech (not high-tech)68.344928.623
hard (not soft)68.059229.341
spontaneous (not deliberate)67.935635.731
direct (not roundabout)67.883234.427
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.448131.230
genius (not dunce)67.384722.097
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)67.324825.450
beautiful (not ugly)66.9123427.043
artistic (not scientific)66.851725.235
anxious (not calm)66.863831.028
intense (not lighthearted)66.888729.499
transient (not permanent)66.719430.535
random (not pointed)66.620929.525
open-minded (not close-minded)66.365828.123
wooden (not plastic)66.377928.930
motivated (not unmotivated)66.3149930.420
good-humored (not angry)66.266127.532
leisurely (not hurried)66.227931.639
head@clouds (not down2earth)66.047033.637
romantic (not dispassionate)66.089529.981
💔 (not 💝)65.839827.354
vengeful (not forgiving)65.760425.335
🐐 (not 🦒)65.755831.946
English (not German)65.4128831.755
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.443723.015
idealist (not realist)65.447630.234
luddite (not technophile)65.237025.242
poetic (not factual)65.236327.389
nihilist (not existentialist)65.113432.727
circular (not linear)65.127229.770
explorer (not builder)64.857526.025
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.721328.230
🥾 (not 👟)64.650836.763
🤡 (not 👽)64.532032.362
chortling (not giggling)64.575431.884
insulting (not complimentary)64.451926.541
straightforward (not cryptic)64.487837.742
folksy (not presidential)64.349128.073
extravagant (not thrifty)64.357531.822
modern (not historical)64.267224.921
vintage (not trendy)64.299229.721
🤔 (not 🤫)64.153733.762
sturdy (not flimsy)64.096828.684
fantastical (not realistic)64.048627.122
weird (not normal)63.975426.532
competent (not incompetent)63.8130633.924
democratic (not authoritarian)63.763834.637
concise (not long-winded)63.746827.410
pretentious (not unassuming)63.568030.141
🦇 (not 🐿)63.347733.251
coordinated (not clumsy)63.2102931.727
distant (not touchy-feely)63.270230.118
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.535131.723
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')62.510328.126
Russian (not French)62.530628.663
💀 (not 🎃)62.564733.124
kind (not cruel)62.4118526.234
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.460332.829
unfixable (not fixable)62.437628.266
epic (not deep)62.248528.326
astonishing (not methodical)62.141530.742
real (not philosophical)62.188134.037
bitter (not sweet)62.064726.529
gamer (not non-gamer)62.040834.520
ironic (not profound)61.951429.825
sad (not happy)61.589029.131
earth (not air)61.586131.828
healthy (not sickly)61.4117228.736
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.3120029.416
cheery (not sorrowful)61.151226.532
whippersnapper (not sage)61.153030.269
fearmongering (not reassuring)61.151533.420
goth (not flower child)61.144126.816
🙃 (not 🥰)61.056833.136
deep (not shallow)60.994626.9121
selfish (not altruistic)60.861328.730
abstract (not concrete)60.545733.553
rustic (not cultured)60.543225.46
young (not old)60.2105120.029
precise (not vague)60.2103827.544
legit (not scrub)60.2127729.842
always down (not picky)60.236635.422
egalitarian (not racist)60.1151729.048
knowledgeable (not ignorant)60.0121426.980
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.9112730.642
dog person (not cat person)59.967834.721
warm (not cold)59.785023.636
📈 (not 📉)59.6104033.651
attractive (not repulsive)59.5131927.728
generalist (not specialist)59.427834.135
lavish (not frugal)59.363629.435
chivalrous (not businesslike)59.368230.129
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.272232.845
Coke (not Pepsi)59.246736.930
deranged (not reasonable)59.157529.953
psychopath (not empath)59.151526.014
emotional (not unemotional)59.1120732.921
aloof (not obsessed)58.720032.322
animalistic (not human)58.434925.232
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.490630.517
pack rat (not minimalist)58.354636.455
off-key (not musical)58.376732.790
stinky (not fresh)58.142432.850
political (not nonpolitical)58.086732.430
traumatized (not flourishing)58.0109830.987
summer (not winter)57.879931.819
tall (not short)57.794724.758
poisonous (not nurturing)57.658427.529
flexible (not rigid)57.560336.232
desperate (not high standards)57.550733.728
Roman (not Greek)57.461830.353
gloomy (not sunny)57.491929.689
thick (not thin)57.356017.241
reactive (not proactive)57.275836.69
oppressed (not privileged)57.051731.992
accepting (not judgemental)56.676229.623
bright (not depressed)56.579730.133
money-focused (not love-focused)56.452134.313
treasure (not trash)56.1149830.6126
emancipated (not enslaved)55.9130036.841
jealous (not compersive)55.979029.419
emotional (not logical)55.795031.634
open-book (not secretive)55.655530.476
chic (not cheesy)55.675832.812
metaphorical (not literal)55.445032.034
family-first (not work-first)55.490428.333
moist (not dry)55.476529.983
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.9100735.357
offended (not chill)54.9100232.174
unambiguous (not mysterious)54.695835.331
underachiever (not overachiever)54.532430.221
analysis (not common sense)54.4100827.824
disarming (not creepy)54.2136427.052
punchable (not loveable)53.960230.486
🐘 (not 🐀)53.685938.154
devoted (not unfaithful)53.2163432.216
🐴 (not 🦄)53.1107136.448
empirical (not theoretical)53.0107335.126
giving (not receiving)52.8119032.922
tense (not relaxed)52.7152330.431
provincial (not cosmopolitan)52.684032.630
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.6141233.556
introspective (not not introspective)52.3136033.839
🥳 (not 🥴)52.375335.060
generous (not stingy)52.3122130.513
tactful (not indiscreet)52.2128934.154
foolish (not wise)52.176727.146
enlightened (not lost)51.786431.787
confidential (not gossiping)51.6133427.528
🐮 (not 🐷)51.4128833.563
physical (not intellectual)51.368029.526
diligent (not lazy)51.3173932.529
one-faced (not two-faced)51.3131835.432
guarded (not open)51.2149635.835
sane (not crazy)51.297130.946
🧠 (not 💪)50.9138532.861
interested (not bored)50.9156929.930
oxymoron (not tautology)50.9132434.810
miserable (not joyful)50.8120833.450
hoarder (not unprepared)50.3129729.627
hypocritical (not equitable)50.788130.8102

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tyler Durden (0.88)
  2. Han Solo (0.871)
  3. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.857)
  4. Jimmy McNulty (0.838)
  5. Jack Sparrow (0.835)
  6. Tallahassee (0.833)
  7. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (0.827)
  8. Peter Venkman (0.826)
  9. Eleanor Shellstrop (0.825)
  10. Nicky Nichols (0.823)
  1. Waylon Smithers (-0.625)
  2. Ashley Wilkes (-0.606)
  3. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.604)
  4. Peter (-0.604)
  5. George Michael Bluth (-0.604)
  6. Matt Braden (-0.591)
  7. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.582)
  8. Billy Keikeya (-0.581)
  9. Cyril Figgis (-0.58)
  10. Edward Ferrars (-0.576)

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 Randle Patrick McMurphy to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Randle Patrick McMurphy is described identify as.

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


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