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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
sad (not happy)84.15714.228
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)84.14613.929
thinker (not doer)84.01016.723
rock (not rap)84.013713.39
careful (not brave)83.91813.426
insecure (not confident)82.74417.638
miserable (not joyful)82.611712.241
dorky (not cool)82.37518.027
first-mate (not captain)82.213317.520
realistic (not ambitious)82.21715.013
vintage (not trendy)82.120211.112
beta (not alpha)81.78922.420
depressed (not bright)81.64520.324
💔 (not 💝)81.67720.433
😬 (not 😏)81.43518.851
on-time (not tardy)81.334811.823
pessimistic (not optimistic)81.37819.526
😭 (not 😀)81.22618.353
gloomy (not sunny)80.915715.172
traumatized (not flourishing)80.916315.966
nerd (not jock)80.731318.330
serious (not playful)80.628116.928
🛌 (not 🧗)80.45019.936
mundane (not extraordinary)80.32120.121
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.33819.523
prudish (not flirtatious)80.05311.59
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.926613.917
private (not gregarious)79.618813.818
bored (not interested)79.51221.419
unlucky (not fortunate)79.18715.624
sheltered (not street-smart)78.98913.018
subdued (not exuberant)78.82215.744
cheesy (not chic)78.614517.49
submissive (not dominant)78.511321.019
OCD (not ADHD)78.320116.818
uninspiring (not charismatic)78.32222.426
awkward (not charming)78.110416.837
cautious (not impulsive)77.915624.925
introvert (not extrovert)77.912719.821
repetitive (not varied)77.67818.529
🙃 (not 🥰)77.615426.344
obedient (not rebellious)77.511418.122
🤐 (not 😜)77.415220.732
monochrome (not multicolored)77.312720.521
everyman (not chosen one)77.17221.09
pointed (not random)77.149016.010
uncreative (not open to new experinces)76.66819.912
utilitarian (not decorative)76.319523.818
haunted (not blissful)76.337319.820
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)76.335317.68
gendered (not androgynous)76.274923.425
skeptical (not spiritual)76.142522.021
slugabed (not go-getter)76.02122.715
🐀 (not 🐘)76.09223.642
unambitious (not driven)75.91218.433
bookish (not sporty)75.851020.418
triggered (not trolling)75.713122.653
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.637320.551
geriatric (not vibrant)75.63314.850
resigned (not resistant)75.5822.576
sexist (not feminist)75.518017.324
basic (not hipster)74.926725.515
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.941516.520
slovenly (not stylish)74.612530.725
bitter (not sweet)74.628323.420
🧐 (not 😎)74.517218.946
gatherer (not hunter)74.522123.265
reclusive (not social)74.419623.329
🥴 (not 🥳)74.415617.941
lost (not enlightened)74.318924.458
💀 (not 🎃)74.324722.918
historical (not modern)74.121915.624
practical (not imaginative)73.938331.326
frank (not sugarcoated)73.956820.311
dramatic (not comedic)73.749122.619
formal (not intimate)73.623619.029
🧠 (not 💪)73.560019.848
helpless (not resourceful)73.43420.817
wooden (not plastic)73.436428.618
guarded (not open)73.363520.820
enslaved (not emancipated)73.15420.238
studious (not goof-off)73.164518.017
pensive (not serene)73.133713.07
passive (not assertive)73.08824.427
conventional (not creative)72.820025.032
mild (not spicy)72.715824.834
receiving (not giving)72.725523.912
meek (not bossy)72.313822.711
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.316027.233
moody (not stable)72.253720.220
sorrowful (not cheery)72.038619.321
sober (not indulgent)72.017721.122
tame (not wild)72.018822.330
repulsive (not attractive)71.913621.624
centrist (not radical)71.96218.211
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)71.916118.110
tight (not loose)71.848723.371
🧕 (not 💃)71.76624.740
water (not fire)71.719623.915
princess (not queen)71.616022.65
rigid (not flexible)71.534724.323
old (not young)71.431610.017
non-gamer (not gamer)71.444431.621
puny (not mighty)71.310521.217
sensitive (not thick-skinned)71.324723.928
weakass (not badass)71.312521.812
slothful (not active)71.26024.020
angry (not good-humored)71.223223.020
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.849122.231
🐿 (not 🦇)70.540527.239
stinky (not fresh)70.415121.630
tense (not relaxed)70.379427.916
intellectual (not physical)70.262621.636
stoic (not expressive)70.222821.723
average (not deviant)70.212522.321
human (not animalistic)69.874816.525
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.825925.430
stingy (not generous)69.628720.617
📉 (not 📈)69.66127.652
methodical (not astonishing)69.543021.924
believable (not poorly-written)69.595121.646
well behaved (not mischievous)69.429824.914
hesitant (not decisive)69.412125.327
serious (not bold)69.324423.838
chortling (not giggling)69.344022.250
deep (not epic)69.312220.813
jaded (not innocent)69.363522.47
quiet (not loud)69.134317.817
sensible (not ludicrous)69.149024.222
dry (not moist)69.124124.954
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.020123.528
mad (not glad)68.946117.137
orderly (not chaotic)68.749826.230
pacifist (not ferocious)68.723720.723
vulnerable (not armoured)68.722227.724
bad-cook (not good-cook)68.531315.611
suspicious (not trusting)68.351525.216
ugly (not beautiful)68.211725.826
conservative (not liberal)68.223129.545
modest (not flamboyant)68.147527.126
judgemental (not accepting)68.046026.925
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.043218.356
🥶 (not 🥵)68.020724.125
slow (not fast)67.911220.317
unmotivated (not motivated)67.94427.99
humorless (not funny)67.824122.026
cold (not warm)67.840222.323
domestic (not industrial)67.823628.922
frugal (not lavish)67.740820.923
shy (not playful)67.712224.218
tiresome (not interesting)67.710229.828
envious (not prideful)67.54627.024
scientific (not artistic)67.450821.117
scholarly (not crafty)67.428024.914
classical (not avant-garde)67.241130.227
claustrophobic (not spelunker)67.213625.354
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.252020.021
ironic (not profound)67.126822.523
theoretical (not empirical)67.05229.721
businesslike (not chivalrous)66.942528.118
quarrelsome (not warm)66.955323.419
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)66.724526.635
🐐 (not 🦒)66.740529.346
consistent (not variable)66.649224.354
anxious (not calm)66.456327.122
winter (not summer)66.441527.18
apathetic (not curious)66.39630.421
asexual (not sexual)66.321827.418
self-conscious (not self-assured)66.217030.718
close-minded (not open-minded)66.229426.525
always down (not picky)66.114436.612
realistic (not fantastical)66.056027.413
thrifty (not extravagant)65.941225.314
🥾 (not 👟)65.938731.947
tailor (not blacksmith)65.962625.049
flimsy (not sturdy)65.821024.865
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.824325.364
builder (not explorer)65.736627.223
timid (not cocky)65.717427.76
🐴 (not 🦄)65.551731.233
🏌 (not 🤺)65.411227.727
intense (not lighthearted)65.479923.755
traditional (not unorthodox)65.337420.720
jealous (not opinionated)65.310829.06
luddite (not technophile)65.233026.320
civilized (not barbaric)65.183122.323
dispassionate (not romantic)65.019727.556
one-faced (not two-faced)64.979630.817
shy (not bold)64.911926.721
western (not eastern)64.953831.542
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.929127.059
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')64.83130.59
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.625428.164
metrosexual (not macho)64.560928.241
indie (not pop)64.563930.617
off-key (not musical)64.442625.065
cat person (not dog person)64.442831.910
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.291729.410
remote (not involved)64.110119.321
wavering (not resolute)64.111626.839
opinionated (not neutral)64.1121231.927
desperate (not high standards)63.929830.119
flower child (not goth)63.972129.99
preppy (not punk rock)63.870124.955
🤠 (not 🤑)63.767626.334
lover (not fighter)63.749523.122
literal (not metaphorical)63.660427.621
sheriff (not outlaw)63.654126.426
white knight (not bad boy)63.668422.17
libertarian (not socialist)63.533128.120
weird (not normal)63.466523.840
rational (not whimsical)63.466331.620
oblivious (not alert)63.429827.839
💩 (not 🌟)63.422526.850
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.297726.724
quirky (not predictable)63.246228.59
monotone (not expressive)63.128523.19
sickly (not healthy)62.822527.828
demure (not vain)62.843026.317
punchable (not loveable)62.836624.760
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.754531.327
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.749828.047
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.724729.154
politically correct (not edgy)62.641830.122
incompetent (not competent)62.517722.621
Swedish (not Italian)62.537425.739
distant (not touchy-feely)62.561328.011
direct (not roundabout)62.489031.817
low-tech (not high-tech)62.455127.727
factual (not poetic)62.261827.045
rustic (not cultured)62.133728.512
sleepy (not frenzied)62.05226.351
strict (not lenient)61.766227.822
morning lark (not night owl)61.735329.724
work-first (not family-first)61.760428.319
cynical (not gullible)61.780035.811
arrogant (not humble)61.670229.018
corporate (not freelance)61.643827.754
realist (not idealist)61.556327.624
fearmongering (not reassuring)61.445533.110
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)61.357428.239
offended (not chill)61.267229.072
disreputable (not prestigious)61.133730.717
devout (not heathen)61.058429.624
codependent (not independent)61.037431.627
quitter (not persistent)61.02730.227
scrub (not legit)61.020127.722
oxymoron (not tautology)60.846222.210
mature (not juvenile)60.773327.628
interrupting (not attentive)60.554928.521
folksy (not presidential)60.450627.665
moderate (not extreme)60.335630.924
competitive (not cooperative)60.285334.516
earth (not air)60.279527.125
reactive (not proactive)60.050631.28
cryptic (not straightforward)59.822930.318
apprentice (not master)59.838126.930
irrelevant (not important)59.813124.130
official (not backdoor)59.751030.015
scruffy (not manicured)59.747031.022
emotional (not unemotional)59.798530.59
love-focused (not money-focused)59.796126.613
debased (not pure)59.458124.815
nihilist (not existentialist)59.424129.916
underachiever (not overachiever)59.420440.812
messy (not neat)59.347326.524
literary (not mathematical)59.279329.621
no-nonsense (not dramatic)59.254732.230
chaste (not lustful)59.045628.613
biased (not impartial)59.0100327.022
theist (not atheist)59.041826.822
complicated (not simple)58.997227.724
pretentious (not unassuming)58.973332.535
poisonous (not nurturing)58.848826.415
ranged (not melee)58.857828.761
machiavellian (not transparent)58.860224.812
noob (not pro)58.726727.423
oppressed (not privileged)58.738330.163
trusting (not charming)58.649627.321
rural (not urban)58.634232.418
regular (not zany)58.643626.929
permanent (not transient)58.569126.716
😇 (not 😈)58.570027.140
English (not German)58.5133629.651
long-winded (not concise)58.548430.212
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.467329.118
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.328129.555
minimalist (not pack rat)58.264825.322
sage (not whippersnapper)57.952526.045
down2earth (not head@clouds)57.675633.518
authoritarian (not democratic)57.557429.119
foolish (not wise)57.452224.216
obsessed (not aloof)57.497131.122
tall (not short)57.382522.621
secretive (not open-book)57.393925.261
psychopath (not empath)57.348923.912
stubborn (not accommodating)57.2114828.513
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.197030.626
proper (not scandalous)57.168130.118
purple (not orange)57.058532.523
🤔 (not 🤫)57.081532.127
reasoned (not instinctual)56.952130.438
child free (not pronatalist)56.994329.214
patient (not impatient)56.747233.716
lewd (not tasteful)56.643424.122
overprepared (not efficient)56.621328.349
soft (not hard)56.561728.231
vegan (not cannibal)56.473927.356
jealous (not compersive)56.367228.615
indiscreet (not tactful)56.238426.326
entitled (not grateful)56.272224.318
deranged (not reasonable)56.056927.235
vanilla (not kinky)55.970328.621
bashful (not exhibitionist)55.739631.119
honorable (not cunning)55.488521.866
hoarder (not unprepared)55.490833.721
Roman (not Greek)55.360628.252
🤖 (not 👻)55.262830.240
high IQ (not low IQ)55.1133130.025
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.165726.238
🧢 (not 🎩)55.070031.951
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.9117125.545
dunce (not genius)54.837621.476
kind (not cruel)54.8115621.615
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.871529.826
hurried (not leisurely)54.888528.013
introspective (not not introspective)54.8105832.028
hypochondriac (not stoic)54.651925.711
vague (not precise)54.538031.928
communal (not individualist)54.548533.827
hypocritical (not equitable)54.563525.854
Coke (not Pepsi)54.469534.514
subjective (not objective)54.269026.618
emotional (not logical)54.084127.526
poor (not rich)54.059131.826
feisty (not gracious)53.9112923.418
crazy (not sane)53.978532.033
rugged (not refined)53.865627.019
selfish (not altruistic)53.867326.826
clumsy (not coordinated)53.848634.125
queer (not straight)53.829027.718
soft (not hard)53.768430.826
genuine (not sarcastic)53.680428.025
perceptive (not unobservant)53.6135128.048
devoted (not unfaithful)53.5136728.711
arcane (not mainstream)53.489827.618
respectful (not rude)53.398222.818
diligent (not lazy)53.3144825.418
workaholic (not slacker)53.3125930.025
generalist (not specialist)53.146532.215
soulful (not soulless)53.0124225.920
monastic (not hedonist)53.056627.527
valedictorian (not drop out)53.0107431.525
concrete (not abstract)52.995234.038
freak (not normie)52.988728.716
demonic (not angelic)52.866712.812
statist (not anarchist)52.882437.117
washed (not muddy)52.8102021.26
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.7106938.914
creepy (not disarming)52.740826.026
🐩 (not 🐒)52.784631.443
fixable (not unfixable)52.7100927.255
vengeful (not forgiving)52.680526.917
still (not twitchy)52.659132.417
demanding (not unchallenging)52.6131536.616
autistic (not neurotypical)52.524730.124
eloquent (not unpolished)52.5101933.024
outsider (not insider)52.584533.922
antagonist (not protagonist)52.341522.59
philosophical (not real)52.244324.417
often crying (not never cries)52.168727.49
masculine (not feminine)52.099329.130
insulting (not complimentary)52.073125.021
exaggerating (not factual)52.083329.916
🐮 (not 🐷)51.9106423.835
clean (not perverted)51.9109229.423
heroic (not villainous)51.8124521.229
linear (not circular)51.882230.755
analysis (not common sense)51.897032.04
awkward (not suspicious)51.655834.226
French (not Russian)51.6105424.548
plays hard (not works hard)51.552124.915
thick (not thin)51.562025.918
🎨 (not 🏀)51.5102034.018
smooth (not rough)51.483327.129
👽 (not 🤡)51.494430.541
political (not nonpolitical)51.398031.322
egalitarian (not racist)51.2140025.620
naive (not paranoid)51.256128.010
traitorous (not loyal)51.135822.921
deep (not shallow)51.1112624.780
🤣 (not 😊)51.062627.548
experimental (not reliable)51.073828.647
salacious (not wholesome)50.172929.328
treasure (not trash)50.8135623.880
worldly (not innocent)50.7120327.924
reserved (not chatty)50.783926.319
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.375531.927
confidential (not gossiping)50.3115624.321
contrarian (not yes-man)50.4111632.310

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 (0.748)
  2. Niko Polastri (0.741)
  3. The Narrator (0.736)
  4. Jim Burns (0.731)
  5. Principal Skinner (0.724)
  6. Cyril Figgis (0.719)
  7. Peter (0.712)
  8. Stuart Bloom (0.685)
  9. Peter Doppler (0.676)
  10. Pete Hornberger (0.675)
  1. Goh Peik Lin (-0.683)
  2. Robin Hood (-0.633)
  3. Samantha Jones (-0.621)
  4. Genie (-0.618)
  5. Donna Meagle (-0.618)
  6. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (-0.615)
  7. Xiomara Villanueva (-0.614)
  8. George Weasley (-0.605)
  9. Nymphadora Tonks (-0.601)
  10. Oberyn Martell (-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.



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