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Howard Payne Descriptive Personality Statistics

Howard Payne is a character from Speed.

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 1,750 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
cruel (not kind)94.51410.920
villainous (not heroic)93.03012.312
competitive (not cooperative)92.7649.721
arrogant (not humble)92.56412.423
mischievous (not well behaved)92.55010.922
demonic (not angelic)92.5249.030
poisonous (not nurturing)92.2339.825
selfish (not altruistic)91.55418.221
outsider (not insider)91.2710.613
conspiracist (not sheeple)91.21512.118
narcissistic (not low self esteem)91.14416.727
motivated (not unmotivated)90.819718.536
antagonist (not protagonist)90.61522.422
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.310918.719
suspicious (not trusting)90.06119.629
bold (not shy)89.924613.527
extreme (not moderate)89.87613.929
jaded (not innocent)89.66011.225
psychopath (not empath)89.45812.922
vengeful (not forgiving)89.29117.426
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.15910.320
judgemental (not accepting)89.18914.220
debased (not pure)88.94517.819
money-focused (not love-focused)88.85714.921
dominant (not submissive)88.717913.126
😈 (not 😇)88.67319.529
independent (not codependent)88.57020.914
contrarian (not yes-man)88.42718.719
individualist (not communal)88.45016.821
quarrelsome (not warm)88.19813.723
hard (not soft)88.06218.323
opinionated (not neutral)88.020412.119
punchable (not loveable)87.87122.321
assertive (not passive)87.712012.726
persistent (not quitter)87.743416.729
stubborn (not accommodating)87.616421.330
salacious (not wholesome)87.65015.918
bitter (not sweet)87.57517.926
decisive (not hesitant)87.410019.132
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.27222.119
anarchist (not statist)87.22818.615
obsessed (not aloof)87.04415.522
arcane (not mainstream)86.91916.924
cunning (not honorable)86.87010.517
cold (not warm)86.88115.425
biased (not impartial)86.75123.819
🙃 (not 🥰)86.73219.726
deranged (not reasonable)86.35524.018
outlaw (not sheriff)86.110921.119
soulless (not soulful)86.14814.923
gloomy (not sunny)86.06513.820
traitorous (not loyal)85.83821.720
analysis (not common sense)85.83218.630
pro (not noob)85.726420.727
freak (not normie)85.77519.321
bad boy (not white knight)85.57425.722
cocky (not timid)85.425421.432
intense (not lighthearted)85.419822.020
offended (not chill)85.38614.029
entitled (not grateful)85.315019.220
🥴 (not 🥳)85.12120.617
weird (not normal)85.012517.525
old (not young)84.99814.220
workaholic (not slacker)84.935213.112
moody (not stable)84.817220.421
feisty (not gracious)84.813120.324
worldly (not innocent)84.716414.822
ludicrous (not sensible)84.75521.321
wild (not tame)84.719021.624
haunted (not blissful)84.611922.131
on-time (not tardy)84.623716.123
chortling (not giggling)84.52418.217
machiavellian (not transparent)84.57023.721
master (not apprentice)84.424816.125
playful (not shy)84.325213.811
bookish (not sporty)84.128713.718
🧠 (not 💪)84.123819.717
masculine (not feminine)84.031712.423
frenzied (not sleepy)83.89117.120
never cries (not often crying)83.813724.717
specialist (not generalist)83.72419.619
crazy (not sane)83.710225.622
rock (not rap)83.714712.330
🥾 (not 👟)83.67620.315
paranoid (not naive)83.44420.927
cynical (not gullible)83.315319.332
💩 (not 🌟)83.26219.417
driven (not unambitious)83.052321.527
sexist (not feminist)82.89515.419
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.69020.221
💀 (not 🎃)82.69024.017
zany (not regular)82.512526.724
cannibal (not vegan)82.510924.021
fighter (not lover)82.39318.923
🤣 (not 😊)82.14815.117
miserable (not joyful)82.013318.717
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)81.95321.719
intellectual (not physical)81.928217.122
fearmongering (not reassuring)81.910628.320
perceptive (not unobservant)81.847021.121
disreputable (not prestigious)81.74924.421
rebellious (not obedient)81.532629.726
fire (not water)81.525022.330
demanding (not unchallenging)81.541623.925
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.344415.720
pessimistic (not optimistic)81.28027.121
reclusive (not social)81.29819.922
strict (not lenient)81.218620.227
angry (not good-humored)81.28525.618
trash (not treasure)81.25221.917
sad (not happy)81.011423.421
radical (not centrist)80.96925.929
studious (not goof-off)80.837114.316
guarded (not open)80.834022.015
work-first (not family-first)80.821421.012
insulting (not complimentary)80.815522.823
pointed (not random)80.733726.820
barbaric (not civilized)80.56518.122
suspicious (not awkward)80.519424.924
unfixable (not fixable)80.27326.926
bossy (not meek)80.145229.730
winter (not summer)80.114118.424
deviant (not average)80.020529.328
ugly (not beautiful)79.93517.332
high IQ (not low IQ)79.760723.828
tense (not relaxed)79.541018.919
coordinated (not clumsy)79.542123.516
hoarder (not unprepared)79.55816.728
resourceful (not helpless)79.558426.124
dry (not moist)79.36219.216
perverted (not clean)79.212722.624
📉 (not 📈)79.1630.011
hard (not soft)79.023824.123
creepy (not disarming)79.06224.319
cheesy (not chic)79.013119.622
mad (not glad)78.919423.318
alpha (not beta)78.842626.026
go-getter (not slugabed)78.750721.618
punk rock (not preppy)78.620016.817
hunter (not gatherer)78.528026.019
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.418823.121
scandalous (not proper)78.226827.323
distant (not touchy-feely)78.120127.630
edgy (not politically correct)78.024226.729
receiving (not giving)77.918330.727
methodical (not astonishing)77.915422.932
genocidal (not not genocidal)77.810127.328
captain (not first-mate)77.732426.419
repulsive (not attractive)77.38020.915
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.27721.213
precise (not vague)77.230129.921
resolute (not wavering)77.228020.919
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.150829.919
child free (not pronatalist)76.921726.924
utilitarian (not decorative)76.817819.820
diligent (not lazy)76.794018.214
picky (not always down)76.618328.423
high-tech (not low-tech)76.322723.127
jealous (not compersive)76.019526.025
macho (not metrosexual)76.013628.621
frank (not sugarcoated)76.047926.331
🤐 (not 😜)75.719633.018
complicated (not simple)75.641527.419
ferocious (not pacifist)75.542127.019
sickly (not healthy)75.17825.017
sarcastic (not genuine)75.026424.024
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)75.010930.925
😬 (not 😏)74.710329.927
industrial (not domestic)74.612024.921
genius (not dunce)74.545328.024
OCD (not ADHD)74.535129.031
unlucky (not fortunate)74.418821.816
rude (not respectful)74.322427.427
rigid (not flexible)74.325521.917
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)74.29732.710
businesslike (not chivalrous)74.126625.422
vintage (not trendy)74.050514.218
muddy (not washed)74.013622.121
short (not tall)73.919521.321
vain (not demure)73.930536.326
awkward (not charming)73.815625.818
cringeworthy (not inspiring)73.818932.119
pensive (not serene)73.730418.024
🧐 (not 😎)73.419620.617
wooden (not plastic)73.436422.322
loud (not quiet)73.343529.020
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.220027.714
stinky (not fresh)73.212525.823
atheist (not theist)73.032727.625
🦇 (not 🐿)72.920724.220
straight (not queer)72.772327.023
skeptical (not spiritual)72.657124.326
competent (not incompetent)72.285832.522
nihilist (not existentialist)72.24126.217
armoured (not vulnerable)72.046728.424
exuberant (not subdued)71.836625.516
backdoor (not official)71.832627.618
technophile (not luddite)71.720021.621
traumatized (not flourishing)71.644432.514
basic (not hipster)71.537126.629
close-minded (not open-minded)71.519927.823
lost (not enlightened)71.525329.013
alert (not oblivious)71.459431.127
ranged (not melee)71.210234.616
political (not nonpolitical)71.135525.025
Russian (not French)71.112124.518
freelance (not corporate)71.049930.821
tight (not loose)70.852532.421
impatient (not patient)70.453734.818
conservative (not liberal)70.419921.116
crafty (not scholarly)70.348427.717
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)70.336628.726
unorthodox (not traditional)70.245930.226
off-key (not musical)70.224421.726
desperate (not high standards)70.219530.623
libertarian (not socialist)70.214928.822
flamboyant (not modest)69.839128.824
reserved (not chatty)69.837216.614
cryptic (not straightforward)69.810633.721
head@clouds (not down2earth)69.832131.724
builder (not explorer)69.624230.317
racist (not egalitarian)69.410331.014
scientific (not artistic)69.346225.016
animalistic (not human)69.312823.722
street-smart (not sheltered)69.260130.123
ambitious (not realistic)69.147930.721
🐴 (not 🦄)68.841631.825
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.737531.923
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.537029.918
dramatic (not comedic)68.569227.226
stingy (not generous)68.530429.221
mathematical (not literary)68.021530.524
rough (not smooth)67.935231.118
🎨 (not 🏀)67.668831.518
direct (not roundabout)67.572029.911
resistant (not resigned)67.570133.315
two-faced (not one-faced)67.230333.017
valedictorian (not drop out)67.177031.522
sage (not whippersnapper)67.124132.715
nerd (not jock)67.064327.724
twitchy (not still)66.755825.917
triggered (not trolling)66.651534.319
private (not gregarious)66.461130.918
authoritarian (not democratic)66.439232.021
sturdy (not flimsy)66.274920.525
🐒 (not 🐩)65.834730.320
active (not slothful)65.7109230.429
monochrome (not multicolored)65.739733.325
secretive (not open-book)65.769529.112
slovenly (not stylish)65.626825.318
extraordinary (not mundane)65.578229.529
idealist (not realist)65.539729.117
prudish (not flirtatious)65.532027.817
sorrowful (not cheery)65.361530.724
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.240529.312
experimental (not reliable)65.139426.821
hypocritical (not equitable)65.138230.213
orange (not purple)64.929734.720
introvert (not extrovert)64.534727.920
🧢 (not 🎩)64.549028.321
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.453033.98
spicy (not mild)64.472630.027
pretentious (not unassuming)64.358328.516
depressed (not bright)64.138929.318
presidential (not folksy)63.957626.817
blacksmith (not tailor)63.934435.025
fast (not slow)63.786728.720
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.756628.913
🥶 (not 🥵)63.532434.920
rugged (not refined)63.447430.619
kinky (not vanilla)63.450631.614
😭 (not 😀)63.438032.222
eloquent (not unpolished)63.277325.719
hurried (not leisurely)63.253032.717
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.883934.518
empirical (not theoretical)62.737835.516
confidential (not gossiping)62.789530.923
charming (not trusting)62.655618.914
gendered (not androgynous)62.4129931.510
bad-cook (not good-cook)62.446432.333
chaotic (not orderly)62.357136.023
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)62.371833.425
🤑 (not 🤠)62.342429.218
heathen (not devout)62.239133.319
geriatric (not vibrant)62.220626.119
queen (not princess)62.277329.918
lowbrow (not highbrow)62.024628.325
dispassionate (not romantic)62.024929.212
🐷 (not 🐮)61.926233.421
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.891428.519
doer (not thinker)61.877225.413
goth (not flower child)61.736135.912
creative (not conventional)61.661531.921
confident (not insecure)61.591631.817
fantastical (not realistic)61.446531.733
💔 (not 💝)61.347332.217
interested (not bored)61.396228.526
🤺 (not 🏌)61.297334.018
overachiever (not underachiever)61.2113631.424
unpatriotic (not patriotic)61.117439.719
🧗 (not 🛌)61.079530.027
proactive (not reactive)61.028336.227
logical (not emotional)60.949232.114
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.9100129.819
English (not German)60.9127327.817
neat (not messy)60.783831.018
thick (not thin)60.641421.216
🐀 (not 🐘)60.643633.818
emancipated (not enslaved)60.490726.316
juvenile (not mature)60.353430.321
concrete (not abstract)60.369921.617
ironic (not profound)60.350224.718
careful (not brave)60.133627.216
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.110133.217
hedonist (not monastic)60.156728.917
chosen one (not everyman)60.166230.828
serious (not playful)59.784325.424
lewd (not tasteful)59.736630.619
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.4117234.224
exaggerating (not factual)59.463235.433
foolish (not wise)58.649525.428
penny-pincher (not overspender)58.670428.522
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.687926.421
scrub (not legit)58.522734.615
minimalist (not pack rat)58.364436.514
interrupting (not attentive)58.360836.927
🧕 (not 💃)58.231730.319
🐐 (not 🦒)58.184931.013
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.090127.927
shallow (not deep)57.938434.025
oppressed (not privileged)57.441026.828
expressive (not stoic)57.384627.325
philosophical (not real)57.330432.622
🤔 (not 🤫)57.380533.923
earth (not air)57.391929.022
historical (not modern)57.257529.219
works hard (not plays hard)57.1101435.916
weakass (not badass)57.032132.417
western (not eastern)56.9102030.314
Roman (not Greek)56.953131.915
Italian (not Swedish)56.870630.719
overprepared (not efficient)56.820734.727
expressive (not monotone)56.890135.229
formal (not intimate)56.665735.323
👻 (not 🤖)56.669639.114
indie (not pop)56.594432.026
interesting (not tiresome)56.1115531.827
mysterious (not unambiguous)56.161230.417
rustic (not cultured)56.146131.416
apathetic (not curious)55.925736.015
factual (not poetic)55.883429.727
whimsical (not rational)55.756835.423
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)55.6109024.317
dorky (not cool)55.364924.823
believable (not poorly-written)55.3152328.125
deep (not epic)55.262026.419
urban (not rural)55.1109828.619
quirky (not predictable)55.172533.628
poor (not rich)54.958022.817
scruffy (not manicured)54.955032.323
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)54.957028.315
calm (not anxious)54.856232.825
consistent (not variable)54.793632.923
impulsive (not cautious)54.677337.821
instinctual (not reasoned)54.683432.225
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.6118129.320
objective (not subjective)54.559235.015
tactful (not indiscreet)54.5102232.015
Pepsi (not Coke)54.548436.133
devoted (not unfaithful)54.5134837.019
practical (not imaginative)54.498934.718
irrelevant (not important)54.419134.121
neurotypical (not autistic)54.2131732.910
opinionated (not jealous)54.1126840.418
metaphorical (not literal)54.043935.025
lustful (not chaste)53.988532.217
sexual (not asexual)53.9111535.116
envious (not prideful)53.820940.048
gamer (not non-gamer)53.452738.527
night owl (not morning lark)53.297731.826
bold (not serious)53.186033.128
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.1101928.020
remote (not involved)52.928836.119
avant-garde (not classical)52.960330.414
indulgent (not sober)52.885731.321
tautology (not oxymoron)52.841831.318
no-nonsense (not dramatic)52.274338.123
unemotional (not emotional)52.243036.325
puny (not mighty)52.142832.019
permanent (not transient)52.192927.820
thrifty (not extravagant)52.082530.720
long-winded (not concise)52.073235.415
humorless (not funny)51.664926.515
lavish (not frugal)51.573530.121
introspective (not not introspective)51.4118030.019
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.271032.215
cat person (not dog person)51.180734.822
👽 (not 🤡)51.096534.213
varied (not repetitive)50.461631.518
circular (not linear)50.580932.722

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Red John (0.873)
  2. Lord Voldemort (0.861)
  3. Scar (0.85)
  4. Man in Black (0.831)
  5. The Wicked Witch of the West (0.826)
  6. Megatron (0.823)
  7. Thanos (0.818)
  8. Mr. Gold (0.813)
  9. Scorpius (0.813)
  10. Benjamin Linus (0.806)
  1. Charles Bingley (-0.709)
  2. Chien-Po (-0.685)
  3. Flounder (-0.651)
  4. Jane Bennet (-0.612)
  5. Rita Bennett (-0.61)
  6. Snow White (-0.601)
  7. Tracy Mills (-0.601)
  8. Georgiana Darcy (-0.589)
  9. Jerry Gergich (-0.583)
  10. Emmet Brickowski (-0.575)

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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