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Howard Payne Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
cruel (not kind)94.31610.621
competitive (not cooperative)93.3649.523
mischievous (not well behaved)92.85210.823
arrogant (not humble)92.57312.423
demonic (not angelic)92.4289.132
selfish (not altruistic)91.55918.221
poisonous (not nurturing)91.55210.226
narcissistic (not low self esteem)91.54316.528
conspiracist (not sheeple)91.21512.118
villainous (not heroic)90.74813.821
motivated (not unmotivated)90.723818.238
antagonist (not protagonist)90.61622.023
independent (not codependent)90.54319.517
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.412517.922
bold (not shy)90.324912.930
vengeful (not forgiving)90.38816.829
jaded (not innocent)89.96311.126
extreme (not moderate)89.88413.929
psychopath (not empath)89.46712.922
dominant (not submissive)89.117213.027
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.16910.320
judgemental (not accepting)89.19714.220
opinionated (not neutral)89.119411.722
debased (not pure)88.94917.819
individualist (not communal)88.94616.622
😈 (not 😇)88.98219.330
salacious (not wholesome)88.84415.620
money-focused (not love-focused)88.86414.921
suspicious (not trusting)88.69020.031
decisive (not hesitant)88.58718.635
outsider (not insider)88.51015.720
assertive (not passive)88.211412.528
hard (not soft)88.26917.625
obsessed (not aloof)88.04714.925
deliberate (not spontaneous)88.06720.323
punchable (not loveable)87.98021.822
persistent (not quitter)87.652916.430
bitter (not sweet)87.58317.926
anarchist (not statist)87.23418.117
🙃 (not 🥰)87.23519.527
stubborn (not accommodating)86.921821.331
cunning (not honorable)86.87810.517
cold (not warm)86.89015.425
soulless (not soulful)86.65014.826
traitorous (not loyal)86.54221.421
deranged (not reasonable)86.36524.018
analysis (not common sense)86.23718.531
bad boy (not white knight)86.27224.724
freak (not normie)86.18119.022
old (not young)86.08413.628
outlaw (not sheriff)86.012920.322
gloomy (not sunny)86.08213.820
arcane (not mainstream)85.83517.425
moody (not stable)85.517320.222
🥴 (not 🥳)85.51620.118
entitled (not grateful)85.516518.322
cocky (not timid)85.528821.133
ludicrous (not sensible)85.44821.122
🧠 (not 💪)85.324818.620
quarrelsome (not warm)85.015619.126
master (not apprentice)84.927616.026
feisty (not gracious)84.815320.324
💩 (not 🌟)84.65618.819
haunted (not blissful)84.615122.131
on-time (not tardy)84.627016.025
contrarian (not yes-man)84.55624.720
sexist (not feminist)84.48515.521
biased (not impartial)84.49125.320
weird (not normal)84.315417.127
masculine (not feminine)84.036712.423
specialist (not generalist)83.92618.721
chortling (not giggling)83.92417.918
paranoid (not naive)83.94320.229
crazy (not sane)83.711725.622
rock (not rap)83.715412.330
machiavellian (not transparent)83.79423.923
frenzied (not sleepy)83.611216.722
worldly (not innocent)83.423418.225
offended (not chill)83.413018.131
exhibitionist (not bashful)83.48420.122
cynical (not gullible)83.318819.332
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)82.85521.520
wild (not tame)82.729023.526
workaholic (not slacker)82.555417.916
disreputable (not prestigious)82.44924.122
fighter (not lover)82.410718.128
fire (not water)82.426921.633
unfixable (not fixable)82.27225.730
intense (not lighthearted)82.134526.121
driven (not unambitious)82.166422.329
pro (not noob)81.945323.230
intellectual (not physical)81.932417.122
zany (not regular)81.915726.325
fearmongering (not reassuring)81.912628.320
🤣 (not 😊)81.85614.419
perceptive (not unobservant)81.656620.622
radical (not centrist)81.67425.730
work-first (not family-first)81.622819.517
insulting (not complimentary)81.616022.724
sad (not happy)81.513022.922
rebellious (not obedient)81.538629.726
demanding (not unchallenging)81.546523.925
playful (not shy)81.340320.619
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.351815.720
strict (not lenient)81.122120.029
bossy (not meek)81.146229.032
resourceful (not helpless)81.159825.726
never cries (not often crying)81.120625.619
suspicious (not awkward)81.120124.326
winter (not summer)81.014018.126
studious (not goof-off)80.945514.518
bookish (not sporty)80.843416.920
pointed (not random)80.738626.820
guarded (not open)80.643519.919
barbaric (not civilized)80.57118.122
angry (not good-humored)80.211125.319
creepy (not disarming)80.16424.120
deviant (not average)80.023828.829
receiving (not giving)80.017129.830
ugly (not beautiful)79.93917.332
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.917521.627
high IQ (not low IQ)79.769023.828
🥾 (not 👟)79.716623.520
reclusive (not social)79.614721.825
tense (not relaxed)79.548518.919
cannibal (not vegan)79.516927.331
distant (not touchy-feely)79.520927.232
perverted (not clean)79.213522.624
hunter (not gatherer)79.230925.520
hard (not soft)79.027424.123
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.014527.023
trash (not treasure)79.07223.022
cheesy (not chic)79.015219.622
go-getter (not slugabed)78.762721.618
genocidal (not not genocidal)78.610427.129
miserable (not joyful)78.523220.320
punk rock (not preppy)78.523216.318
💀 (not 🎃)78.417929.118
alpha (not beta)78.250426.528
scandalous (not proper)78.229726.325
mad (not glad)78.124422.220
methodical (not astonishing)77.818122.434
coordinated (not clumsy)77.854623.817
hoarder (not unprepared)77.711221.531
captain (not first-mate)77.738426.419
precise (not vague)77.632828.623
picky (not always down)77.219227.924
ferocious (not pacifist)77.043626.121
resolute (not wavering)77.034520.121
child free (not pronatalist)76.925526.924
industrial (not domestic)76.99123.026
jealous (not compersive)76.922225.926
utilitarian (not decorative)76.820718.723
🤐 (not 😜)76.821932.519
high-tech (not low-tech)76.726823.530
frank (not sugarcoated)76.055326.331
edgy (not politically correct)75.833228.830
repulsive (not attractive)75.210825.921
cringeworthy (not inspiring)75.219229.723
businesslike (not chivalrous)75.228224.926
🧐 (not 😎)74.919420.918
sickly (not healthy)74.99123.919
sarcastic (not genuine)74.930723.525
rude (not respectful)74.823827.128
traumatized (not flourishing)74.743431.516
straight (not queer)74.470026.525
genius (not dunce)74.353527.425
rigid (not flexible)74.330021.917
complicated (not simple)74.255330.822
macho (not metrosexual)74.217728.424
OCD (not ADHD)74.240728.533
vintage (not trendy)74.157913.421
loud (not quiet)74.048728.521
dry (not moist)73.915622.419
🦇 (not 🐿)73.923224.121
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.870731.722
nihilist (not existentialist)73.53825.119
gendered (not androgynous)73.4102029.418
pensive (not serene)73.437018.226
wooden (not plastic)73.441122.322
vain (not demure)73.334835.228
skeptical (not spiritual)73.362724.127
armoured (not vulnerable)73.149228.425
stinky (not fresh)72.915324.825
basic (not hipster)72.735926.231
backdoor (not official)72.533827.019
😬 (not 😏)72.515931.728
unlucky (not fortunate)72.427722.119
political (not nonpolitical)72.337924.627
alert (not oblivious)72.367431.030
competent (not incompetent)72.2100132.522
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)72.018732.728
impatient (not patient)71.957234.519
freelance (not corporate)71.957230.322
exuberant (not subdued)71.843125.516
awkward (not charming)71.720926.620
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.628228.016
close-minded (not open-minded)71.522827.324
short (not tall)71.426924.638
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.418432.818
crafty (not scholarly)71.351527.218
📉 (not 📈)71.15135.817
Russian (not French)71.114024.518
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.042628.427
stingy (not generous)71.029228.324
flamboyant (not modest)70.842828.625
tight (not loose)70.862531.622
hypocritical (not equitable)70.731427.618
atheist (not theist)70.548229.428
ranged (not melee)70.513533.621
muddy (not washed)70.521424.024
street-smart (not sheltered)70.166829.025
secretive (not open-book)69.867626.516
head@clouds (not down2earth)69.837231.724
builder (not explorer)69.826430.420
rough (not smooth)69.636531.119
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.340829.319
dramatic (not comedic)69.378327.027
scientific (not artistic)69.254123.921
ambitious (not realistic)69.156430.721
two-faced (not one-faced)69.133132.918
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.937030.519
🐴 (not 🦄)68.850031.825
unorthodox (not traditional)68.759531.337
sage (not whippersnapper)68.724630.418
technophile (not luddite)68.631326.527
animalistic (not human)68.515223.523
off-key (not musical)68.135225.530
private (not gregarious)68.068230.819
authoritarian (not democratic)67.941531.423
lost (not enlightened)67.840931.517
cryptic (not straightforward)67.715334.222
🎨 (not 🏀)67.681331.518
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.425928.617
resistant (not resigned)67.385132.417
diligent (not lazy)67.1143526.518
sorrowful (not cheery)67.165829.533
dispassionate (not romantic)66.820732.618
twitchy (not still)66.764625.917
nerd (not jock)66.675626.928
valedictorian (not drop out)66.691531.625
goth (not flower child)66.632231.018
triggered (not trolling)66.663234.319
desperate (not high standards)66.628631.825
conservative (not liberal)66.528525.917
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)66.352033.424
mathematical (not literary)66.228731.025
🐷 (not 🐮)66.220532.628
sturdy (not flimsy)66.287020.525
extraordinary (not mundane)65.991928.831
active (not slothful)65.7129330.429
kinky (not vanilla)65.653130.316
pretentious (not unassuming)65.661030.119
🐒 (not 🐩)65.641030.626
prudish (not flirtatious)65.537627.817
racist (not egalitarian)65.416131.016
💔 (not 💝)65.441032.719
spicy (not mild)64.982230.029
slovenly (not stylish)64.832124.023
doer (not thinker)64.181928.117
presidential (not folksy)63.966926.817
blacksmith (not tailor)63.941035.025
hedonist (not monastic)63.851027.227
depressed (not bright)63.548430.920
creative (not conventional)63.468132.222
side character (not main character)63.368131.322
eloquent (not unpolished)63.289625.719
confidential (not gossiping)63.2104330.925
monochrome (not multicolored)63.255834.926
fast (not slow)63.1105328.221
heathen (not devout)63.144032.720
🧢 (not 🎩)63.162428.322
charming (not trusting)62.963624.418
English (not German)62.6141426.919
bad-cook (not good-cook)62.453431.834
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)62.385333.425
😭 (not 😀)62.151731.224
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.0115828.224
lowbrow (not highbrow)62.027227.726
🧗 (not 🛌)62.095829.928
unpatriotic (not patriotic)61.919738.820
libertarian (not socialist)61.842834.234
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.8106928.519
direct (not roundabout)61.7106830.515
experimental (not reliable)61.756728.823
careful (not brave)61.634626.118
thick (not thin)61.545320.917
🤑 (not 🤠)61.450131.620
🤺 (not 🏌)61.4115733.119
works hard (not plays hard)61.3105334.619
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')61.38632.618
empirical (not theoretical)61.252335.229
Italian (not Swedish)61.163729.824
shallow (not deep)61.036934.527
expressive (not stoic)60.986429.635
geriatric (not vibrant)60.926026.220
fantastical (not realistic)60.955332.436
rugged (not refined)60.862431.222
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.8104534.619
queen (not princess)60.894530.120
neat (not messy)60.798331.018
introvert (not extrovert)60.653629.224
🐀 (not 🐘)60.653733.818
🐐 (not 🦒)60.586233.517
juvenile (not mature)60.362230.321
idealist (not realist)60.361231.719
ironic (not profound)60.358224.718
tactful (not indiscreet)59.995733.417
exaggerating (not factual)59.972235.034
serious (not playful)59.799325.424
lewd (not tasteful)59.740230.619
chaotic (not orderly)59.771837.324
emancipated (not enslaved)59.6112524.918
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.5138933.525
concrete (not abstract)59.486323.319
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)59.479529.016
interested (not bored)59.4124829.627
hurried (not leisurely)59.381233.919
rustic (not cultured)59.345331.418
long-winded (not concise)59.351935.019
proactive (not reactive)59.339836.729
neurotypical (not autistic)59.2128832.618
apathetic (not curious)59.123634.918
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.198925.922
logical (not emotional)59.063633.117
orange (not purple)59.060437.822
western (not eastern)58.9109232.620
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.9120324.919
overachiever (not underachiever)58.9141032.127
foolish (not wise)58.657525.428
penny-pincher (not overspender)58.682429.824
interrupting (not attentive)58.568935.729
philosophical (not real)58.432832.323
Roman (not Greek)58.456031.516
minimalist (not pack rat)58.277537.517
🧕 (not 💃)58.238528.529
🥶 (not 🥵)58.252734.833
reserved (not chatty)58.179628.724
scrub (not legit)57.926535.317
historical (not modern)57.767728.827
chosen one (not everyman)57.686231.430
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)57.461327.617
expressive (not monotone)57.4105535.132
confident (not insecure)57.1121732.819
interesting (not tiresome)57.0132330.929
overprepared (not efficient)56.823434.727
oppressed (not privileged)56.752528.130
earth (not air)56.6110828.623
tautology (not oxymoron)56.628433.025
indie (not pop)56.5112432.026
bold (not serious)56.491533.531
instinctual (not reasoned)56.395132.826
formal (not intimate)56.377135.227
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.2112028.828
👻 (not 🤖)56.183938.616
opinionated (not jealous)56.1143540.219
believable (not poorly-written)55.9176927.327
devoted (not unfaithful)55.9158636.520
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.8136629.121
whimsical (not rational)55.767335.423
deep (not epic)55.571925.820
🤔 (not 🤫)55.3105134.526
quirky (not predictable)55.186433.628
night owl (not morning lark)55.0109032.427
emotional (not unemotional)55.0134337.229
poor (not rich)54.969622.817
mysterious (not unambiguous)54.877229.921
Pepsi (not Coke)54.856935.634
scruffy (not manicured)54.765531.724
gamer (not non-gamer)54.759138.328
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.680137.525
factual (not poetic)54.6102729.729
urban (not rural)54.0133128.220
lustful (not chaste)53.9101932.217
envious (not prideful)53.824940.048
classical (not avant-garde)53.7103230.619
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.6116926.822
consistent (not variable)53.3116133.525
humorless (not funny)53.171528.017
sexual (not asexual)53.0131135.318
dorky (not cool)52.979924.527
🤡 (not 👽)52.874432.617
hypochondriac (not stoic)52.766638.614
impulsive (not cautious)52.297438.622
weakass (not badass)52.246032.120
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.181933.517
metaphorical (not literal)52.156335.626
permanent (not transient)52.1108127.820
puny (not mighty)52.050331.220
anxious (not calm)52.0116333.831
thrifty (not extravagant)52.099730.720
practical (not imaginative)51.7123935.719
irrelevant (not important)51.726633.823
linear (not circular)51.797832.523
indulgent (not sober)51.5103631.222
frugal (not lavish)51.4109630.722
remote (not involved)51.238335.920
subjective (not objective)51.1100035.117
cat person (not dog person)51.196934.822
not introspective (not introspective)50.856231.121
varied (not repetitive)50.473331.518

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 (0.879)
  2. Lord Voldemort (0.865)
  3. Scar (0.856)
  4. The Wicked Witch of the West (0.835)
  5. Man in Black (0.832)
  6. Megatron (0.826)
  7. Randall Boggs (0.823)
  8. Scorpius (0.823)
  9. Mr. Gold (0.822)
  10. Thanos (0.819)
  1. Charles Bingley (-0.703)
  2. Chien-Po (-0.689)
  3. Flounder (-0.649)
  4. Mayuri Shiina (-0.628)
  5. Jane Bennet (-0.617)
  6. Rita Bennett (-0.609)
  7. Snow White (-0.602)
  8. Tracy Mills (-0.597)
  9. Georgiana Darcy (-0.589)
  10. Jerry Gergich (-0.584)

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

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


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