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Richard Hendricks Personality Statistics

Richard Hendricks is a character from Silicon Valley. 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
nerd (not jock)97.756.3194
bookish (not sporty)97.526.5207
technophile (not luddite)96.919.0205
intellectual (not physical)96.527.9223
anxious (not calm)95.417.1195
tense (not relaxed)95.426.9211
🧠 (not 💪)95.387.231
high-tech (not low-tech)94.31212.1192
high IQ (not low IQ)93.8649.8240
mathematical (not literary)92.4313.4238
workaholic (not slacker)91.95113.379
works hard (not plays hard)90.61412.3187
introvert (not extrovert)90.2611.6181
awkward (not charming)89.7816.4209
awkward (not suspicious)89.6515.5201
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)89.11611.228
skeptical (not spiritual)88.22411.6191
self-conscious (not self-assured)87.9418.1210
work-first (not family-first)87.85216.8255
clumsy (not coordinated)87.21718.7199
persistent (not quitter)87.227413.924
diligent (not lazy)86.827013.6200
driven (not unambitious)86.723115.5227
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.71915.8238
sheltered (not street-smart)86.61414.3199
reclusive (not social)86.62715.528
scientific (not artistic)86.45516.9228
atheist (not theist)86.31815.482
vanilla (not kinky)86.11318.5214
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)85.62015.133
mild (not spicy)85.4717.9206
shy (not playful)84.5615.5235
hurried (not leisurely)84.51517.9240
insecure (not confident)84.41718.3228
thin (not thick)84.41817.5132
dorky (not cool)84.33519.019
specialist (not generalist)84.11519.488
🤖 (not 👻)84.0717.032
weird (not normal)83.48416.3181
hesitant (not decisive)82.61418.3222
🐿 (not 🦇)82.33517.720
🥴 (not 🥳)82.11822.023
genius (not dunce)81.915220.0235
utilitarian (not decorative)81.65819.681
soft (not hard)81.45816.986
quiet (not loud)80.87519.9204
🧐 (not 😎)80.44317.818
obsessed (not aloof)80.29724.0209
child free (not pronatalist)79.99420.9151
studious (not goof-off)79.826219.821
moody (not stable)79.518016.5191
human (not animalistic)79.021619.2203
serious (not playful)78.921818.8210
shy (not bold)78.71520.4206
soft (not hard)78.57521.2196
beta (not alpha)78.58624.2214
modern (not historical)78.58020.8131
unpolished (not eloquent)78.47020.2234
guarded (not open)78.327520.2215
submissive (not dominant)78.26923.6206
👟 (not 🥾)78.25628.225
modest (not flamboyant)77.912423.8209
tame (not wild)77.86122.6189
private (not gregarious)77.016221.9205
miserable (not joyful)76.914819.826
egalitarian (not racist)76.843121.225
night owl (not morning lark)76.719724.6139
urban (not rural)76.619525.730
frugal (not lavish)76.210818.3226
introspective (not not introspective)76.213022.623
creative (not conventional)76.115521.5224
vulnerable (not armoured)76.06323.8163
🤔 (not 🤫)75.94925.532
😬 (not 😏)75.85024.938
passive (not assertive)75.74822.4202
🧕 (not 💃)75.72122.135
slovenly (not stylish)75.66919.1233
civilized (not barbaric)75.531120.1207
puny (not mighty)75.04123.1193
sickly (not healthy)75.04220.4227
🙃 (not 🥰)75.012824.329
outsider (not insider)74.910426.3158
curious (not apathetic)74.221223.2218
innocent (not worldly)74.16119.9213
😭 (not 😀)74.18923.228
meek (not bossy)74.07624.5206
western (not eastern)74.07630.030
rigid (not flexible)73.916623.9221
wavering (not resolute)73.81521.319
sorrowful (not cheery)73.718719.7232
autistic (not neurotypical)73.61425.3206
young (not old)73.530721.6202
trusting (not charming)73.54118.7208
go-getter (not slugabed)73.541522.016
pacifist (not ferocious)73.29624.5208
important (not irrelevant)73.245324.239
🧢 (not 🎩)73.016729.629
literal (not metaphorical)72.714526.4197
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.614924.1219
sad (not happy)72.219018.4207
roundabout (not direct)72.13625.0203
precise (not vague)72.127826.3116
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.714318.626
head@clouds (not down2earth)71.415226.5169
impatient (not patient)71.430225.199
idealist (not realist)71.313826.291
liberal (not conservative)71.122726.526
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)70.913327.2211
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.633329.8207
methodical (not astonishing)70.624428.0185
jealous (not compersive)70.619524.5174
complicated (not simple)69.935327.0209
chaste (not lustful)69.411724.3215
🤐 (not 😜)69.321227.327
biased (not impartial)69.135126.3186
focused on the future (not focused on the present)69.010128.2209
formal (not intimate)68.921428.029
serious (not bold)68.815425.1189
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.823826.988
rational (not whimsical)68.532828.4220
straight (not queer)68.458023.990
sober (not indulgent)68.119227.4203
cringeworthy (not inspiring)68.018123.874
🛌 (not 🧗)68.012630.339
zany (not regular)67.929027.927
crazy (not sane)67.825018.924
loyal (not traitorous)67.759426.2212
reserved (not chatty)67.625827.5201
monochrome (not multicolored)67.620525.072
kind (not cruel)67.448222.8208
😇 (not 😈)67.227922.733
proper (not scandalous)67.027726.1216
competent (not incompetent)66.959424.1205
builder (not explorer)66.719729.3227
arcane (not mainstream)66.526528.4174
mad (not glad)66.232920.333
monastic (not hedonist)65.88125.822
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.647130.4195
repetitive (not varied)65.526525.785
treasure (not trash)65.559929.522
🐀 (not 🐘)65.518830.429
soulful (not soulless)65.354127.072
competitive (not cooperative)65.244128.6212
heroic (not villainous)65.051722.1223
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.032532.132
nonpolitical (not political)64.916129.2185
rough (not smooth)64.524828.3164
scholarly (not crafty)64.519330.5240
legit (not scrub)64.553331.030
juvenile (not mature)64.026524.782
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)63.731828.8220
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.722425.7181
feminine (not masculine)63.428518.4197
politically correct (not edgy)63.421823.4175
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.429729.0182
master (not apprentice)63.350224.1105
pure (not debased)63.034425.8180
fast (not slow)63.048926.3200
🐐 (not 🦒)62.936236.026
uninspiring (not charismatic)62.88924.8246
oblivious (not alert)62.718531.331
😊 (not 🤣)62.640026.317
🐒 (not 🐩)62.525727.519
cold (not warm)62.430825.3204
valedictorian (not drop out)62.451931.729
reasoned (not instinctual)62.223428.5198
foolish (not wise)62.124922.0207
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.152926.3212
unorthodox (not traditional)62.137027.191
judgemental (not accepting)61.937230.3160
🤺 (not 🏌)61.954729.722
orange (not purple)61.822328.2158
quarrelsome (not warm)61.842226.8204
stinky (not fresh)61.717221.736
careful (not brave)61.418426.9187
involved (not remote)61.356130.8224
avant-garde (not classical)60.723328.783
bitter (not sweet)60.437424.9203
scruffy (not manicured)60.427529.6227
extraordinary (not mundane)60.352928.7173
pretentious (not unassuming)60.242435.329
resourceful (not helpless)60.171327.373
🐮 (not 🐷)60.034233.027
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.836729.5175
codependent (not independent)59.825031.5205
industrial (not domestic)59.834330.254
vengeful (not forgiving)59.740028.5209
basic (not hipster)59.449829.1209
honorable (not cunning)59.243827.5208
resistant (not resigned)59.264130.1180
ugly (not beautiful)59.214620.8100
wholesome (not salacious)59.142229.618
💔 (not 💝)59.132931.326
refined (not rugged)59.046624.5223
statist (not anarchist)58.938429.627
active (not slothful)58.874130.0183
imaginative (not practical)58.724629.6209
pro (not noob)58.763028.625
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)58.557627.619
unlucky (not fortunate)58.136930.2194
well behaved (not mischievous)58.131826.4172
tall (not short)58.047123.9212
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.053028.6155
respectful (not rude)57.947427.0199
individualist (not communal)57.947729.580
tasteful (not lewd)57.754626.4193
expressive (not stoic)57.545330.8201
logical (not emotional)57.433530.5186
enslaved (not emancipated)57.416527.1185
feisty (not gracious)57.362325.2204
arrogant (not humble)57.051028.5194
permanent (not transient)57.044929.888
👽 (not 🤡)57.041734.920
repulsive (not attractive)56.820221.3191
neat (not messy)56.856231.1137
prestigious (not disreputable)56.855023.4214
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.751826.6168
angry (not good-humored)56.736025.0196
minimalist (not pack rat)56.641030.522
angelic (not demonic)56.448722.6198
📉 (not 📈)56.419433.829
concrete (not abstract)56.051131.632
average (not deviant)55.927029.1139
captain (not first-mate)55.841129.8239
cautious (not impulsive)55.643532.5203
tiresome (not interesting)55.518628.4214
humorless (not funny)55.232425.5202
unprepared (not hoarder)55.226229.1181
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.232837.323
depressed (not bright)55.037528.0197
indiscreet (not tactful)55.024035.233
theoretical (not empirical)54.819434.5172
devout (not heathen)54.848828.8163
rebellious (not obedient)54.855728.6203
backdoor (not official)54.548328.9214
deep (not shallow)54.557226.330
complimentary (not insulting)54.346329.889
strict (not lenient)54.152831.4190
sheriff (not outlaw)54.044527.3211
confidential (not gossiping)54.060228.7228
hypocritical (not equitable)54.037727.980
🐴 (not 🦄)53.951139.822
sensible (not ludicrous)53.854030.2193
rich (not poor)53.756327.7187
🌟 (not 💩)53.769529.131
democratic (not authoritarian)53.647632.0180
existentialist (not nihilist)53.558128.368
feminist (not sexist)53.561324.423
🤠 (not 🤑)53.553023.523
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.341933.634
objective (not subjective)52.937530.575
close-minded (not open-minded)52.634728.1242
gendered (not androgynous)52.687930.381
trusting (not suspicious)52.536030.7247
creepy (not disarming)52.525927.884
cryptic (not straightforward)52.323230.8182
nurturing (not poisonous)52.357324.972
genuine (not sarcastic)52.048931.1197
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.974928.525
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.838636.4153
philosophical (not real)51.626229.4143
orderly (not chaotic)51.553831.5202
altruistic (not selfish)51.352528.1189
reasonable (not deranged)51.256728.334
self-disciplined (not disorganized)50.970630.7195
socialist (not libertarian)50.829632.0201
extreme (not moderate)50.862231.8188
demure (not vain)50.444930.2189

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. The Narrator (0.703)
  2. Leonard Hofstadter (0.688)
  3. Evan (0.679)
  4. Felix Lutz (0.66)
  5. Ross Geller (0.65)
  1. Emmett Cullen (-0.453)
  2. Penny (-0.397)
  3. Joey Tribbiani (-0.373)
  4. Noah Puckerman (-0.367)
  5. Charlie Harper (-0.362)

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: ENTP (r = 0.56)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.52)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.49)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.43)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.39)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.35)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.35)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.31)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.2)
  10. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.18)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.16)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.15)
  13. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.01)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.01)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.01)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.06)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.22)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.22)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.23)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.27)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.3)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.31)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.37)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.42)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.49)

Notes

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