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Dale Harding Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
side character (not main character)90.03310.36
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)84.45313.830
thinker (not doer)84.21416.524
sad (not happy)84.18114.228
careful (not brave)83.92013.426
rock (not rap)83.216114.711
dorky (not cool)83.18217.729
miserable (not joyful)83.012612.442
first-mate (not captain)82.714617.122
insecure (not confident)82.35317.639
realistic (not ambitious)82.22115.013
pessimistic (not optimistic)82.09119.427
vintage (not trendy)82.023510.713
💔 (not 💝)81.89119.835
😬 (not 😏)81.53818.553
on-time (not tardy)81.340711.823
depressed (not bright)81.26722.128
😭 (not 😀)81.23918.353
traumatized (not flourishing)81.219415.967
nerd (not jock)81.134617.932
🛌 (not 🧗)81.15819.738
gloomy (not sunny)81.118615.273
mundane (not extraordinary)81.02619.323
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.728413.918
unlucky (not fortunate)80.38915.626
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.34719.523
beta (not alpha)80.212622.722
sheltered (not street-smart)80.08813.519
serious (not playful)79.835717.229
private (not gregarious)79.624513.818
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.932718.29
subdued (not exuberant)78.82915.446
OCD (not ADHD)78.322216.818
uninspiring (not charismatic)78.32622.426
cautious (not impulsive)78.218623.628
awkward (not charming)78.011317.140
gendered (not androgynous)78.073722.828
submissive (not dominant)77.814620.620
🙃 (not 🥰)77.618126.344
obedient (not rebellious)77.512918.122
🤐 (not 😜)77.419720.732
repetitive (not varied)77.210118.330
haunted (not blissful)77.040719.521
utilitarian (not decorative)76.820723.319
bookish (not sporty)76.856719.720
introvert (not extrovert)76.717819.723
pensive (not serene)76.520615.08
monochrome (not multicolored)76.318420.423
🐀 (not 🐘)76.311523.443
unambitious (not driven)76.11618.134
frank (not sugarcoated)76.154820.812
skeptical (not spiritual)76.148622.021
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)76.011817.814
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.645620.551
bored (not interested)75.62627.020
sexist (not feminist)75.519817.324
triggered (not trolling)75.216622.654
basic (not hipster)75.128724.716
uncreative (not open to new experinces)75.08819.913
geriatric (not vibrant)74.94416.752
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.947216.520
slugabed (not go-getter)74.92421.717
everyman (not chosen one)74.811628.513
wooden (not plastic)74.833227.720
lost (not enlightened)74.621524.359
gatherer (not hunter)74.626223.066
resigned (not resistant)74.51323.278
reclusive (not social)74.424923.329
slovenly (not stylish)74.414529.627
practical (not imaginative)74.343330.827
pointed (not random)74.368917.113
🥴 (not 🥳)74.218317.842
historical (not modern)74.126115.624
💀 (not 🎃)74.129322.319
dramatic (not comedic)73.758222.619
formal (not intimate)73.627819.029
🧐 (not 😎)73.323820.247
receiving (not giving)73.228122.619
studious (not goof-off)73.175118.017
guarded (not open)73.076820.321
bitter (not sweet)73.035423.322
🧠 (not 💪)72.973019.551
mild (not spicy)72.718024.834
slothful (not active)72.76323.522
old (not young)72.632611.519
rigid (not flexible)72.536724.025
water (not fire)72.522523.316
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.318627.233
sensitive (not thick-skinned)72.225924.129
sorrowful (not cheery)72.045919.321
tame (not wild)72.022822.330
weakass (not badass)72.013120.514
tight (not loose)71.857923.371
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.724625.632
cheesy (not chic)71.733426.310
enslaved (not emancipated)71.57621.840
repulsive (not attractive)71.414721.027
puny (not mighty)71.311321.217
🧕 (not 💃)71.29824.641
conventional (not creative)71.127226.633
stoic (not expressive)71.026521.724
stinky (not fresh)70.817721.232
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.557021.932
🐿 (not 🦇)70.546827.239
princess (not queen)70.418619.27
intellectual (not physical)70.371021.337
moody (not stable)70.368621.022
average (not deviant)70.314421.822
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.148621.323
helpless (not resourceful)70.15725.619
sober (not indulgent)70.027322.623
passive (not assertive)69.914225.130
judgemental (not accepting)69.848726.627
unmotivated (not motivated)69.84326.815
jaded (not innocent)69.873419.010
tense (not relaxed)69.697026.718
methodical (not astonishing)69.549221.924
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.521023.329
believable (not poorly-written)69.5111821.646
hesitant (not decisive)69.414625.327
serious (not bold)69.328823.838
deep (not epic)69.315020.813
meek (not bossy)69.221124.113
quiet (not loud)69.143217.817
human (not animalistic)69.191416.626
dry (not moist)69.127524.954
mad (not glad)69.053617.139
sensible (not ludicrous)68.957224.425
📉 (not 📈)68.98128.954
chortling (not giggling)68.952622.251
stingy (not generous)68.933120.318
pacifist (not ferocious)68.630120.224
ugly (not beautiful)68.612325.427
orderly (not chaotic)68.558925.332
🥶 (not 🥵)68.522423.826
humorless (not funny)68.426921.328
angry (not good-humored)68.437123.524
suspicious (not trusting)68.359325.216
conservative (not liberal)68.225529.545
timid (not cocky)68.217426.312
quarrelsome (not warm)68.060422.921
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.048718.356
slow (not fast)67.912720.819
cold (not warm)67.845922.323
domestic (not industrial)67.828628.922
frugal (not lavish)67.747020.923
tiresome (not interesting)67.711429.329
scholarly (not crafty)67.432424.914
scientific (not artistic)67.260420.518
classical (not avant-garde)67.248230.227
claustrophobic (not spelunker)67.216525.354
civilized (not barbaric)67.088822.625
shy (not playful)67.016123.320
bad-cook (not good-cook)66.939815.912
businesslike (not chivalrous)66.947128.118
modest (not flamboyant)66.861727.427
close-minded (not open-minded)66.732726.026
🐐 (not 🦒)66.749129.346
consistent (not variable)66.657724.354
indie (not pop)66.568829.220
anxious (not calm)66.465427.122
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)66.430125.738
theoretical (not empirical)66.37429.222
asexual (not sexual)66.327727.418
monotone (not expressive)66.126521.911
low self esteem (not narcissistic)66.130325.265
shy (not bold)66.013426.924
non-gamer (not gamer)66.071333.224
thrifty (not extravagant)65.947425.314
🥾 (not 👟)65.947831.947
dispassionate (not romantic)65.922427.558
tailor (not blacksmith)65.971925.049
envious (not prideful)65.96827.625
flimsy (not sturdy)65.823724.865
self-conscious (not self-assured)65.721129.420
builder (not explorer)65.740727.223
🏌 (not 🤺)65.612027.328
🐴 (not 🦄)65.561931.233
well behaved (not mischievous)65.446425.916
traditional (not unorthodox)65.342520.720
jealous (not opinionated)65.311829.06
prudish (not flirtatious)65.338125.313
luddite (not technophile)65.237026.320
intense (not lighthearted)65.194823.457
opinionated (not neutral)65.1137231.828
fearmongering (not reassuring)65.043630.713
distant (not touchy-feely)65.065228.012
one-faced (not two-faced)64.994130.817
western (not eastern)64.967731.542
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.932527.059
ironic (not profound)64.740123.926
weird (not normal)64.573923.843
metrosexual (not macho)64.570228.241
🤠 (not 🤑)64.480226.335
off-key (not musical)64.450925.065
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.330928.866
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.2112029.410
remote (not involved)64.111319.321
wavering (not resolute)64.113426.839
centrist (not radical)63.926828.015
preppy (not punk rock)63.882324.955
oxymoron (not tautology)63.831821.912
disreputable (not prestigious)63.732730.119
literal (not metaphorical)63.669527.621
sheriff (not outlaw)63.664226.426
libertarian (not socialist)63.536928.120
politically correct (not edgy)63.546529.024
codependent (not independent)63.536431.829
oblivious (not alert)63.433327.341
underachiever (not overachiever)63.317738.914
white knight (not bad boy)63.381120.49
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.2113626.724
vulnerable (not armoured)63.237729.828
winter (not summer)63.058327.810
sickly (not healthy)62.826727.828
💩 (not 🌟)62.826726.851
punchable (not loveable)62.841724.760
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.763931.327
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.758728.047
low-tech (not high-tech)62.661927.129
rational (not whimsical)62.579130.722
morning lark (not night owl)62.439729.425
quitter (not persistent)62.42530.528
lover (not fighter)62.460623.323
apathetic (not curious)62.217931.625
corporate (not freelance)62.248927.456
emotional (not unemotional)62.2109929.910
realistic (not fantastical)62.178929.914
sleepy (not frenzied)62.06626.055
devout (not heathen)61.965528.726
desperate (not high standards)61.939830.720
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)61.767127.940
moderate (not extreme)61.639230.925
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.632330.055
Swedish (not Italian)61.549525.841
offended (not chill)61.377729.174
scrub (not legit)61.021927.722
paranoid (not naive)61.082231.016
always down (not picky)61.034136.717
competitive (not cooperative)60.995233.617
demure (not vain)60.959326.818
scruffy (not manicured)60.953729.924
mature (not juvenile)60.786027.129
incompetent (not competent)60.622523.722
folksy (not presidential)60.658627.466
flower child (not goth)60.695828.011
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.510631.412
irrelevant (not important)60.513723.732
messy (not neat)60.452326.525
debased (not pure)60.265024.216
jealous (not compersive)60.264329.117
reactive (not proactive)60.260529.49
strict (not lenient)60.181028.223
work-first (not family-first)60.073827.522
pretentious (not unassuming)60.080632.337
cryptic (not straightforward)59.826530.318
apprentice (not master)59.846126.930
official (not backdoor)59.759130.015
cat person (not dog person)59.667832.512
quirky (not predictable)59.568528.711
arrogant (not humble)59.486229.619
poisonous (not nurturing)59.455726.417
realist (not idealist)59.472427.626
authoritarian (not democratic)59.261428.321
analysis (not common sense)59.278632.35
theist (not atheist)59.047826.822
factual (not poetic)59.084029.048
complicated (not simple)58.9113327.724
English (not German)58.8155129.452
ranged (not melee)58.868928.761
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.777928.419
child free (not pronatalist)58.7104829.015
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.766431.233
noob (not pro)58.729727.423
oppressed (not privileged)58.747229.867
trusting (not charming)58.657727.321
regular (not zany)58.653726.929
psychopath (not empath)58.653223.413
earth (not air)58.6100927.826
hypochondriac (not stoic)58.343926.815
biased (not impartial)58.2123926.623
interrupting (not attentive)58.269629.822
😇 (not 😈)58.184326.742
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.132229.256
tall (not short)58.093923.034
secretive (not open-book)58.0110025.163
sage (not whippersnapper)57.962426.045
love-focused (not money-focused)57.9118926.514
subjective (not objective)57.862227.620
washed (not muddy)57.7105523.07
down2earth (not head@clouds)57.687633.518
long-winded (not concise)57.659030.614
reasoned (not instinctual)57.559229.740
cynical (not gullible)57.4107735.014
literary (not mathematical)57.3101429.123
stubborn (not accommodating)57.2134228.513
proper (not scandalous)57.179430.118
purple (not orange)57.070232.523
bashful (not exhibitionist)56.844530.720
direct (not roundabout)56.7125334.419
lewd (not tasteful)56.647724.122
foolish (not wise)56.663624.819
overprepared (not efficient)56.623928.349
rural (not urban)56.543832.619
minimalist (not pack rat)56.584426.123
deranged (not reasonable)56.465326.538
vegan (not cannibal)56.489926.859
introspective (not not introspective)56.3119132.529
rustic (not cultured)56.354430.214
entitled (not grateful)56.282324.318
permanent (not transient)56.190127.717
soft (not hard)56.074428.133
indiscreet (not tactful)56.046325.827
🤔 (not 🤫)55.7102132.128
chaste (not lustful)55.665828.015
🤖 (not 👻)55.672930.041
honorable (not cunning)55.4105021.866
respectful (not rude)55.4109922.520
demonic (not angelic)55.470513.514
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.480029.427
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.4122830.330
hoarder (not unprepared)55.4107933.721
crazy (not sane)55.485931.236
vanilla (not kinky)55.383828.022
arcane (not mainstream)55.396731.321
devoted (not unfaithful)55.2160227.716
high IQ (not low IQ)55.1157230.025
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.176526.238
machiavellian (not transparent)55.181924.215
🧢 (not 🎩)55.083231.951
dunce (not genius)54.944421.478
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.9137525.545
clumsy (not coordinated)54.855233.228
Roman (not Greek)54.877928.253
philosophical (not real)54.643925.718
insulting (not complimentary)54.677424.524
vague (not precise)54.544131.928
hypocritical (not equitable)54.574525.854
nihilist (not existentialist)54.347232.319
patient (not impatient)54.262434.317
emotional (not logical)54.099929.128
soulful (not soulless)54.0146625.621
selfish (not altruistic)53.977026.628
rugged (not refined)53.877027.019
kind (not cruel)53.8139521.316
queer (not straight)53.839027.718
perceptive (not unobservant)53.8159827.849
soft (not hard)53.781330.826
creepy (not disarming)53.744626.027
communal (not individualist)53.762533.428
genuine (not sarcastic)53.696428.025
exaggerating (not factual)53.691629.018
obsessed (not aloof)53.5135932.524
valedictorian (not drop out)53.5124330.428
autistic (not neurotypical)53.430929.825
workaholic (not slacker)53.4148329.327
diligent (not lazy)53.3171425.418
🤣 (not 😊)53.267028.451
vengeful (not forgiving)53.191626.318
monastic (not hedonist)53.070427.527
🐮 (not 🐷)53.0120623.637
fixable (not unfixable)53.0117827.056
concrete (not abstract)52.9111634.038
linear (not circular)52.990431.759
freak (not normie)52.9103128.716
statist (not anarchist)52.896837.117
poor (not rich)52.774531.927
🐩 (not 🐒)52.7100931.443
Coke (not Pepsi)52.792033.915
demanding (not unchallenging)52.6153436.616
reserved (not chatty)52.594826.720
eloquent (not unpolished)52.5119133.024
outsider (not insider)52.5100033.922
yes-man (not contrarian)52.462832.515
worldly (not innocent)52.1137228.225
feisty (not gracious)52.1136424.119
masculine (not feminine)52.0116929.130
loyal (not traitorous)51.9155224.322
heroic (not villainous)51.8147321.229
antagonist (not protagonist)51.848621.311
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.761239.715
reliable (not experimental)51.7106429.050
awkward (not suspicious)51.667034.226
🎨 (not 🏀)51.5119734.018
plays hard (not works hard)51.461824.116
👽 (not 🤡)51.4110930.541
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.385531.728
political (not nonpolitical)51.3115530.623
thin (not thick)51.3121126.419
clean (not perverted)51.3131828.924
twitchy (not still)51.3121532.119
hurried (not leisurely)51.2120529.914
egalitarian (not racist)51.2166525.620
specialist (not generalist)51.1130733.716
deep (not shallow)51.1134824.681
often crying (not never cries)51.081825.711
salacious (not wholesome)50.185029.328
treasure (not trash)50.8161123.880
confidential (not gossiping)50.3137024.321
rough (not smooth)50.497927.030
Russian (not French)50.570124.750

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sam Healy (0.756)
  2. Jim Burns (0.742)
  3. Niko Polastri (0.74)
  4. The Narrator (0.737)
  5. Principal Skinner (0.732)
  6. Cyril Figgis (0.725)
  7. Peter (0.721)
  8. Michael Groff (0.713)
  9. Pete Hornberger (0.709)
  10. Peter Doppler (0.697)
  1. Goh Peik Lin (-0.674)
  2. Ferris Bueller (-0.673)
  3. Keeley Jones (-0.651)
  4. Robin Hood (-0.637)
  5. Samantha Jones (-0.618)
  6. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (-0.615)
  7. Genie (-0.613)
  8. Donna Meagle (-0.61)
  9. Xiomara Villanueva (-0.607)
  10. George Weasley (-0.594)

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 Dale Harding to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Dale Harding is described identify as.

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


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