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Tom Haverford Personality Statistics

Tom Haverford is a character from Park and Recreation. 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
chatty (not reserved)96.257.11068
extrovert (not introvert)95.329.2919
lavish (not frugal)95.1212.3866
social (not reclusive)94.4510.3342
expressive (not stoic)94.239.41098
dramatic (not no-nonsense)94.0710.2380
flamboyant (not modest)93.989.91053
loud (not quiet)93.899.7900
modern (not historical)93.8310.8726
overspender (not penny-pincher)93.3314.0326
gossiping (not confidential)93.21010.61105
impulsive (not cautious)93.11511.21076
playful (not shy)92.52312.4882
indulgent (not sober)92.21013.0873
gregarious (not private)92.1310.5948
manicured (not scruffy)91.26816.51152
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)91.22916.0207
bold (not shy)91.011013.61101
imaginative (not practical)90.6712.3900
head@clouds (not down2earth)90.51015.0897
vain (not demure)90.11315.9854
high-tech (not low-tech)90.03014.2887
playful (not serious)89.82212.31072
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.54215.9868
stylish (not slovenly)89.44014.8921
arrogant (not humble)89.47712.21036
ludicrous (not sensible)89.21213.9922
😜 (not 🤐)89.02716.9204
impatient (not patient)88.93511.9369
idealist (not realist)88.9717.8614
technophile (not luddite)88.81519.5861
🤑 (not 🤠)88.81720.0186
whimsical (not rational)88.22313.7907
goof-off (not studious)88.23213.6185
urban (not rural)88.13020.3344
juvenile (not mature)88.02712.0606
bold (not serious)87.51314.0901
decorative (not utilitarian)87.4418.1523
lustful (not chaste)87.13815.41009
mischievous (not well behaved)86.911913.5903
funny (not humorless)86.95216.3895
cosmopolitan (not provincial)86.81217.9842
child free (not pronatalist)86.61818.1770
💃 (not 🧕)86.46219.9326
unorthodox (not traditional)86.26313.8558
😎 (not 🧐)86.12920.9194
plays hard (not works hard)86.12417.0950
extreme (not moderate)86.19716.5875
lenient (not strict)86.02415.51073
👟 (not 🥾)85.91024.1218
night owl (not morning lark)85.86117.8637
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.76718.7820
short (not tall)85.54014.2907
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.38519.3872
zany (not regular)85.14315.6180
instinctual (not reasoned)85.03816.8885
pack rat (not minimalist)85.0519.0206
selfish (not altruistic)84.89114.8910
spontaneous (not deliberate)84.52920.2913
creative (not conventional)84.35718.71056
multicolored (not monochrome)84.33221.0563
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.14817.8214
young (not old)83.810513.7923
wild (not tame)83.712717.31007
cheery (not sorrowful)83.63015.31097
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.515220.11037
🦄 (not 🐴)83.54922.4204
emotional (not logical)83.47417.01066
biased (not impartial)83.47418.0872
foolish (not wise)83.33614.71023
good-humored (not angry)83.38116.7881
refined (not rugged)82.99521.01091
soft (not hard)82.74616.3578
🎩 (not 🧢)82.610225.1219
soft (not hard)82.64217.8947
chaotic (not orderly)82.29919.61053
🥳 (not 🥴)82.1625.3196
abstract (not concrete)81.72818.1167
🐿 (not 🦇)81.64321.8169
artistic (not scientific)81.36116.71039
feisty (not gracious)81.316418.01024
🤣 (not 😊)81.32423.1213
moody (not stable)81.015416.41074
shallow (not deep)81.03621.6212
sensitive (not thick-skinned)80.94520.51023
driven (not unambitious)80.740522.3907
scandalous (not proper)80.613418.2953
crafty (not scholarly)80.59617.61075
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)80.48422.7798
crazy (not sane)80.29316.1198
astonishing (not methodical)80.12119.6811
spicy (not mild)80.016320.9883
pretentious (not unassuming)79.911624.7202
competitive (not cooperative)79.622921.71045
avant-garde (not classical)79.63320.6549
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)79.511622.4852
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.311816.6186
extraordinary (not mundane)78.918921.6826
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.98023.7846
fresh (not stinky)78.818125.0325
hedonist (not monastic)78.73825.7122
puny (not mighty)78.62919.8900
weird (not normal)78.114416.11082
open (not guarded)78.03522.8890
outlaw (not sheriff)77.915517.6849
edgy (not politically correct)77.316517.8870
charming (not trusting)76.911520.8951
rebellious (not obedient)76.625720.6861
liberal (not conservative)76.514522.1194
oblivious (not alert)76.56021.6194
fast (not slow)76.320224.4916
jealous (not compersive)75.913020.4806
backdoor (not official)75.815622.41039
happy (not sad)75.75820.6880
nerd (not jock)75.726521.7827
thin (not thick)75.711222.5634
smooth (not rough)75.39122.6809
glad (not mad)75.28722.5240
bright (not depressed)75.19821.0869
slacker (not workaholic)75.16723.4560
heathen (not devout)75.08920.5807
cunning (not honorable)74.815820.31076
egalitarian (not racist)74.848121.2163
deranged (not reasonable)74.612218.7205
hypocritical (not equitable)74.312121.4540
mainstream (not arcane)74.03631.7887
obsessed (not aloof)73.818528.5852
🛌 (not 🧗)73.77629.2331
😀 (not 😭)73.510126.6200
subjective (not objective)73.43429.1517
individualist (not communal)73.421130.5545
sarcastic (not genuine)73.017725.6877
rude (not respectful)72.715818.61133
leisurely (not hurried)72.411629.01079
flexible (not rigid)72.37425.2851
joyful (not miserable)72.311125.5216
first-mate (not captain)71.725129.41073
disorganized (not self-disciplined)71.711926.2954
drop out (not valedictorian)71.613521.7203
warm (not cold)71.324823.4842
involved (not remote)71.031327.2812
anxious (not calm)70.923922.7877
deviant (not average)70.928822.0652
🤡 (not 👽)70.98929.1184
🐀 (not 🐘)70.911828.9296
beta (not alpha)70.816527.5889
treasure (not trash)70.650526.9194
🌟 (not 💩)69.843530.0186
debased (not pure)69.622523.7863
unambiguous (not mysterious)69.421428.71129
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.316624.9562
transient (not permanent)69.27325.1326
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.140832.1901
lewd (not tasteful)68.714727.01044
not introspective (not introspective)68.78029.1276
go-getter (not slugabed)68.453730.7185
judgemental (not accepting)68.328728.5675
🐩 (not 🐒)67.823634.1190
emancipated (not enslaved)67.734526.7751
🧠 (not 💪)67.745822.7218
😏 (not 😬)67.523532.9200
sweet (not bitter)67.324222.5894
curious (not apathetic)67.138328.01060
persistent (not quitter)67.078731.7212
atheist (not theist)66.929425.4455
vulnerable (not armoured)66.815326.5832
soulful (not soulless)66.751328.1551
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.625034.0192
nonpolitical (not political)66.614228.0857
civilized (not barbaric)66.547029.0888
lazy (not diligent)66.45326.51090
kinky (not vanilla)66.425727.4864
confident (not insecure)66.447032.1900
healthy (not sickly)66.350024.5845
resistant (not resigned)66.344426.0740
salacious (not wholesome)66.223727.3200
👻 (not 🤖)66.219132.2159
open-minded (not close-minded)66.129927.51073
incompetent (not competent)66.18823.9872
submissive (not dominant)65.917628.11002
😈 (not 😇)65.726727.3207
purple (not orange)65.616131.7705
metaphorical (not literal)65.59929.7837
codependent (not independent)65.418730.71046
apprentice (not master)65.318027.2370
hipster (not basic)64.911834.3846
brave (not careful)64.839228.91017
insider (not outsider)64.717831.1678
🐐 (not 🦒)64.730532.4298
straight (not queer)64.665227.7373
indiscreet (not tactful)64.412031.0197
awkward (not suspicious)64.017826.3843
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.338830.4838
neat (not messy)63.347732.8717
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.215835.4896
gendered (not androgynous)63.075231.7330
beautiful (not ugly)62.962226.7527
decisive (not hesitant)62.556029.5856
interesting (not tiresome)62.250730.8898
clumsy (not coordinated)62.019926.6848
eloquent (not unpolished)61.847828.0986
important (not irrelevant)61.767027.6374
literary (not mathematical)61.636124.7788
poisonous (not nurturing)61.626223.1327
wavering (not resolute)61.610228.8174
vague (not precise)61.514928.6689
dunce (not genius)61.316222.51068
existentialist (not nihilist)60.937928.4470
work-first (not family-first)60.741729.71022
🐷 (not 🐮)60.619329.5288
relaxed (not tense)60.312630.81066
libertarian (not socialist)60.131128.6692
roundabout (not direct)60.113231.9891
disreputable (not prestigious)59.923327.5892
demonic (not angelic)59.829123.3828
kind (not cruel)59.760123.9945
trusting (not suspicious)59.627528.8980
explorer (not builder)59.633731.81062
assertive (not passive)59.562630.4893
unprepared (not hoarder)59.219731.4816
neurotypical (not autistic)59.168227.5835
intimate (not formal)59.132330.4285
worldly (not innocent)59.060029.71065
rich (not poor)58.749524.1864
insulting (not complimentary)58.734728.8579
varied (not repetitive)58.215931.1362
🤔 (not 🤫)58.242534.1200
feminine (not masculine)58.132520.71123
anarchist (not statist)58.130627.7289
vengeful (not forgiving)57.941927.2982
📈 (not 📉)57.752333.2191
theoretical (not empirical)57.613133.3762
human (not animalistic)57.563230.3820
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)57.543127.9173
dorky (not cool)57.134530.3216
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)57.138631.3276
skeptical (not spiritual)57.064028.3891
creepy (not disarming)57.020126.4360
active (not slothful)56.875631.0873
straightforward (not cryptic)56.362931.4895
real (not philosophical)56.259131.1642
💝 (not 💔)56.239233.2346
democratic (not authoritarian)55.944829.6726
sexist (not feminist)55.927428.7270
western (not eastern)55.860934.7286
charming (not awkward)55.555029.11065
pacifist (not ferocious)55.330430.11023
noob (not pro)55.320230.7183
complicated (not simple)54.959631.9820
loyal (not traitorous)54.872627.01064
quarrelsome (not warm)54.251327.8846
specialist (not generalist)54.157732.6542
bossy (not meek)53.867229.9884
industrial (not domestic)53.248933.0459
villainous (not heroic)53.124421.11079
sporty (not bookish)53.135224.5785
🏌 (not 🤺)53.019435.6199
🥰 (not 🙃)52.346533.4304
street-smart (not sheltered)52.162031.9942
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.065933.1702
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.738432.2643
fortunate (not unlucky)51.544527.51005
intellectual (not physical)51.363030.3953
low IQ (not high IQ)51.316822.4913
helpless (not resourceful)50.215030.7571
scrub (not legit)50.323031.2297
repulsive (not attractive)50.625825.11014
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.620826.2190

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Kelly Kapoor (0.874)
  2. F. Tony Scarapiducci (0.874)
  3. Alexis Rose (0.849)
  4. June George (0.798)
  5. Carrie Bradshaw (0.778)
  1. Ed Hurley (-0.655)
  2. Charlie Swan (-0.635)
  3. 'Chief' Bromden (-0.576)
  4. Betsy Heron (-0.559)
  5. Eddard Stark (-0.558)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.68)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.6)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.49)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.44)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.42)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.38)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.36)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.36)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.33)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.27)
  12. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.26)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.23)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.19)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.16)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.12)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.05)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.05)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.0)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.01)
  21. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.01)
  22. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.03)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.14)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.18)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.27)

Notes

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