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Dale Harding Personality Statistics

Dale Harding 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
insecure (not confident)85.61913.129
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.94110.213
sad (not happy)84.84015.019
traumatized (not flourishing)82.69113.260
mundane (not extraordinary)81.91815.815
serious (not playful)81.820716.721
careful (not brave)81.82113.817
miserable (not joyful)81.810813.035
moody (not stable)81.620716.010
gloomy (not sunny)81.511615.469
depressed (not bright)81.23621.618
cautious (not impulsive)81.17927.615
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)80.96315.319
unlucky (not fortunate)80.56313.621
private (not gregarious)80.513814.913
😭 (not 😀)80.52819.940
monochrome (not multicolored)80.47419.117
nerd (not jock)79.527018.221
basic (not hipster)79.511520.113
helpless (not resourceful)79.51410.211
vulnerable (not armoured)79.15915.513
beta (not alpha)79.010227.212
slovenly (not stylish)78.86822.213
repetitive (not varied)78.76119.825
first-mate (not captain)78.519217.515
penny-pincher (not overspender)78.36919.621
practical (not imaginative)78.020128.917
mild (not spicy)77.96720.722
💔 (not 💝)77.910424.320
🤐 (not 😜)77.811620.422
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.728216.410
stoic (not expressive)77.68918.016
🐀 (not 🐘)77.45924.630
🛌 (not 🧗)77.37421.727
🧕 (not 💃)77.12020.129
submissive (not dominant)77.010321.417
🙃 (not 🥰)77.012526.132
awkward (not charming)76.89117.332
subdued (not exuberant)76.82717.543
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.724818.038
unambitious (not driven)76.61217.929
dorky (not cool)76.613324.527
geriatric (not vibrant)76.63413.548
utilitarian (not decorative)76.418023.915
angry (not good-humored)75.912223.013
😬 (not 😏)75.66823.938
guarded (not open)75.543421.116
uncreative (not open to new experinces)75.56720.511
resigned (not resistant)75.3721.569
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.335918.311
obedient (not rebellious)75.211319.516
slugabed (not go-getter)75.22125.312
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.227419.628
introvert (not extrovert)74.912323.013
official (not backdoor)74.911421.310
uninspiring (not charismatic)74.84023.720
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)74.711624.227
sheltered (not street-smart)74.613113.910
triggered (not trolling)74.415423.351
meek (not bossy)74.39322.610
slow (not fast)74.34416.213
reclusive (not social)74.314822.123
sexist (not feminist)74.216317.521
sorrowful (not cheery)73.924413.715
🧠 (not 💪)73.843921.329
passive (not assertive)73.67024.122
gatherer (not hunter)73.621224.257
scientific (not artistic)73.328416.215
stinky (not fresh)73.210719.521
🧐 (not 😎)73.116617.530
conventional (not creative)73.015924.824
tame (not wild)73.013823.526
bitter (not sweet)72.925723.119
🥴 (not 🥳)72.915719.024
historical (not modern)72.720012.714
studious (not goof-off)72.653119.113
tight (not loose)72.638523.161
gendered (not androgynous)72.574627.215
apathetic (not curious)72.43329.213
enslaved (not emancipated)72.45019.434
average (not deviant)72.48219.313
slothful (not active)72.24721.913
formal (not intimate)72.221719.624
puny (not mighty)72.07722.913
🐐 (not 🦒)71.615225.137
rigid (not flexible)71.527421.513
old (not young)71.424710.017
classical (not avant-garde)71.124326.718
bookish (not sporty)71.047420.610
sensitive (not thick-skinned)71.019523.922
lost (not enlightened)70.922725.948
skeptical (not spiritual)70.751823.415
tense (not relaxed)70.362630.112
demure (not vain)70.318923.512
dry (not moist)70.318423.750
human (not animalistic)70.256419.018
quiet (not loud)70.124913.39
suspicious (not trusting)70.139128.112
tiresome (not interesting)70.07730.422
judgemental (not accepting)69.934626.015
cold (not warm)69.828920.512
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.715924.220
flimsy (not sturdy)69.013525.656
luddite (not technophile)68.920321.719
claustrophobic (not spelunker)68.89523.652
ugly (not beautiful)68.69627.118
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.534717.953
devout (not heathen)68.428826.414
believable (not poorly-written)68.478822.743
humorless (not funny)68.318523.220
chortling (not giggling)68.040523.645
mad (not glad)67.640517.333
civilized (not barbaric)67.658719.514
🥾 (not 👟)67.528632.631
cringeworthy (not inspiring)67.424525.424
frugal (not lavish)67.334724.815
anxious (not calm)67.241424.913
scruffy (not manicured)67.228623.412
consistent (not variable)67.237623.949
orderly (not chaotic)67.142828.619
modest (not flamboyant)67.141026.018
pacifist (not ferocious)66.721320.516
sober (not indulgent)66.725422.813
methodical (not astonishing)66.742225.018
serious (not bold)66.623325.530
scholarly (not crafty)66.622927.77
builder (not explorer)66.627826.913
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)66.520625.830
intellectual (not physical)66.456720.423
oblivious (not alert)66.320524.431
quarrelsome (not warm)66.247223.014
self-conscious (not self-assured)66.212931.213
conservative (not liberal)66.221329.641
dispassionate (not romantic)66.114024.449
low self esteem (not narcissistic)66.119925.659
🐿 (not 🦇)66.039527.529
metrosexual (not macho)65.744725.635
repulsive (not attractive)65.517523.815
close-minded (not open-minded)65.424127.419
sensible (not ludicrous)65.247726.718
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')65.23228.06
messy (not neat)65.229623.318
traditional (not unorthodox)65.229922.019
tailor (not blacksmith)65.253725.247
rural (not urban)64.719627.215
hesitant (not decisive)64.615527.717
codependent (not independent)64.625629.618
libertarian (not socialist)64.525129.117
self-disciplined (not disorganized)64.475126.814
sickly (not healthy)64.414827.320
morning lark (not night owl)64.123831.919
intense (not lighthearted)64.166524.450
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.124826.260
rugged (not refined)64.037824.911
sheriff (not outlaw)63.941626.626
off-key (not musical)63.735824.858
incompetent (not competent)63.613524.313
wavering (not resolute)63.610826.337
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.623929.659
theoretical (not empirical)63.58729.612
shy (not bold)63.49727.816
complicated (not simple)63.463426.220
disreputable (not prestigious)63.323931.912
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.043025.925
preppy (not punk rock)63.056325.454
moderate (not extreme)62.923027.916
punchable (not loveable)62.829125.059
western (not eastern)62.750431.238
sleepy (not frenzied)62.74524.655
domestic (not industrial)62.630329.310
arrogant (not humble)62.555929.712
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.535633.221
📉 (not 📈)62.513730.036
well behaved (not mischievous)62.436024.78
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.321128.648
irrelevant (not important)62.28525.924
🤔 (not 🤫)62.244532.316
poisonous (not nurturing)62.134421.510
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.046031.813
remote (not involved)62.010322.010
pretentious (not unassuming)61.952231.432
💩 (not 🌟)61.619827.437
folksy (not presidential)61.638426.764
debased (not pure)61.544125.411
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.540928.235
shy (not playful)61.417225.814
lewd (not tasteful)61.228524.616
mature (not juvenile)61.255626.318
corporate (not freelance)61.235627.355
offended (not chill)61.154729.764
literal (not metaphorical)61.057126.616
apprentice (not master)61.029527.620
patient (not impatient)61.030036.810
🤖 (not 👻)60.737629.724
🐴 (not 🦄)60.750133.624
quitter (not persistent)60.62428.624
secretive (not open-book)60.666724.847
low-tech (not high-tech)60.548028.225
reserved (not chatty)60.247524.211
biased (not impartial)60.277428.813
realist (not idealist)60.047430.422
minimalist (not pack rat)60.045924.722
🏌 (not 🤺)60.014630.225
factual (not poetic)59.953427.441
chaste (not lustful)59.836230.98
rational (not whimsical)59.862230.915
awkward (not suspicious)59.629732.715
strict (not lenient)59.457826.314
proper (not scandalous)59.450127.514
vague (not precise)59.322429.122
Swedish (not Italian)59.336927.238
scrub (not legit)59.217327.717
sage (not whippersnapper)59.039826.541
weird (not normal)58.863624.727
soft (not hard)58.644532.418
overprepared (not efficient)58.613526.942
oppressed (not privileged)58.431431.957
regular (not zany)58.233126.221
🤠 (not 🤑)58.165224.826
English (not German)58.1102427.045
respectful (not rude)57.964323.515
reasoned (not instinctual)57.440130.634
knowledgeable (not ignorant)57.484825.436
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.358031.221
statist (not anarchist)57.254331.611
vegan (not cannibal)57.054127.253
foolish (not wise)56.944024.310
hurried (not leisurely)56.961926.510
Roman (not Greek)56.944327.549
down2earth (not head@clouds)56.860134.915
introspective (not not introspective)56.874731.227
literary (not mathematical)56.767927.814
child free (not pronatalist)56.776031.87
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.752231.721
stuttering (not rhythmic)56.724430.151
deranged (not reasonable)56.643927.433
trusting (not charming)56.542329.314
subjective (not objective)56.546628.211
obsessed (not aloof)56.477132.816
plays hard (not works hard)56.434421.710
slacker (not workaholic)56.323931.417
tall (not short)55.966716.510
vengeful (not forgiving)55.858523.511
soulless (not soulful)55.827327.414
nihilist (not existentialist)55.730731.611
racist (not egalitarian)55.718920.115
ranged (not melee)55.761229.160
dunce (not genius)55.630021.771
creepy (not disarming)55.628825.923
😇 (not 😈)55.660427.532
competitive (not cooperative)55.577335.18
hypocritical (not equitable)55.446925.252
indiscreet (not tactful)55.332325.926
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.280932.621
noob (not pro)55.226827.720
vanilla (not kinky)55.156331.014
monastic (not hedonist)55.137427.525
honorable (not cunning)55.067822.461
wholesome (not salacious)54.667129.124
eloquent (not unpolished)54.575434.117
crazy (not sane)54.561632.325
drop out (not valedictorian)54.540429.419
politically correct (not edgy)54.446030.510
outsider (not insider)54.461832.816
soft (not hard)54.450930.019
fixable (not unfixable)54.473227.651
direct (not roundabout)54.288931.511
high IQ (not low IQ)54.1105129.418
democratic (not authoritarian)54.065334.014
feisty (not gracious)54.090322.713
queer (not straight)53.921527.517
coordinated (not clumsy)53.885136.315
worldly (not innocent)53.689328.618
hoarder (not unprepared)53.677131.518
experimental (not reliable)53.553128.742
French (not Russian)53.376624.641
purple (not orange)53.260035.218
arcane (not mainstream)53.170828.216
gossiping (not confidential)53.141917.47
work-first (not family-first)53.063129.412
🐩 (not 🐒)53.064731.330
🧢 (not 🎩)53.057330.243
villainous (not heroic)52.932421.722
communal (not individualist)52.743932.723
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.565930.319
selfish (not altruistic)52.457125.119
cryptic (not straightforward)52.329531.213
autistic (not neurotypical)52.317929.219
poor (not rich)52.349430.316
deep (not shallow)52.282425.275
traitorous (not loyal)52.128922.817
sarcastic (not genuine)52.060830.116
specialist (not generalist)52.083327.210
philosophical (not real)51.734925.613
permanent (not transient)51.774626.512
demonic (not angelic)51.654312.27
treasure (not trash)51.6103923.779
lazy (not diligent)51.517324.612
smooth (not rough)51.564327.520
nonpolitical (not political)51.351033.116
thick (not thin)51.350027.415
🐮 (not 🐷)51.381624.825
😊 (not 🤣)51.379926.939
theist (not atheist)51.250427.115
unobservant (not perceptive)51.223726.646
🤡 (not 👽)51.056729.727
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.069624.726
kind (not cruel)50.195120.810
insulting (not complimentary)50.961121.012
concrete (not abstract)50.179736.231
highbrow (not lowbrow)50.887340.29
circular (not linear)50.265430.549
logical (not emotional)50.658928.319
feminine (not masculine)50.553430.622
compersive (not jealous)50.565630.315

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 Dale Harding based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sam Healy (0.754)
  2. Niko Polastri (0.743)
  3. The Narrator (0.738)
  4. Principal Skinner (0.721)
  5. Stuart Bloom (0.715)
  1. Goh Peik Lin (-0.716)
  2. Samantha Jones (-0.684)
  3. Robin Hood (-0.667)
  4. Xiomara Villanueva (-0.663)
  5. Miss Patty (-0.653)

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 = 0.36)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.35)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.34)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.28)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.23)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.17)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.14)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.03)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.02)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.02)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.01)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.01)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.05)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.08)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.11)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.13)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.22)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.24)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.28)
  22. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.28)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.3)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.42)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.43)


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