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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)97.826.2197
bookish (not sporty)97.436.6213
technophile (not luddite)96.718.1206
intellectual (not physical)96.448.0228
anxious (not calm)95.517.1190
tense (not relaxed)95.417.0205
high-tech (not low-tech)94.31811.6195
🧠 (not 💪)94.3208.759
high IQ (not low IQ)93.7909.8243
twitchy (not still)93.0710.013
mathematical (not literary)92.9212.7236
workaholic (not slacker)91.59813.188
tight (not loose)90.81711.136
works hard (not plays hard)90.72112.2191
introvert (not extrovert)90.1911.9191
hypochondriac (not stoic)90.046.68
awkward (not charming)89.71316.4210
awkward (not suspicious)89.7615.5201
skeptical (not spiritual)88.43611.5192
stuttering (not rhythmic)88.3214.230
prudish (not flirtatious)88.359.511
self-conscious (not self-assured)88.2316.7206
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)88.22813.241
reclusive (not social)87.93312.530
work-first (not family-first)87.88317.1255
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)87.11713.848
driven (not unambitious)87.031815.0229
factual (not poetic)87.02217.723
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.92316.1230
vanilla (not kinky)86.71318.4210
sheltered (not street-smart)86.72114.4198
scientific (not artistic)86.67816.8236
clumsy (not coordinated)86.63919.7203
diligent (not lazy)86.545714.1202
dorky (not cool)86.53418.024
off-key (not musical)86.5816.232
🤖 (not 👻)86.01014.750
often crying (not never cries)85.73611.09
shy (not playful)85.4914.3234
mild (not spicy)85.31518.0215
atheist (not theist)85.23816.383
pensive (not serene)85.01521.225
thin (not thick)84.52918.2132
claustrophobic (not spelunker)84.51020.131
OCD (not ADHD)84.56826.424
insecure (not confident)84.33318.2230
protagonist (not antagonist)84.317612.010
👟 (not 🥾)84.12423.343
persistent (not quitter)84.066618.431
analysis (not common sense)83.94918.415
hurried (not leisurely)83.82318.8241
specialist (not generalist)83.72419.290
offended (not chill)83.610819.333
weird (not normal)83.614716.3185
🥴 (not 🥳)83.42519.747
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)83.31529.87
utilitarian (not decorative)82.85717.482
cheesy (not chic)82.87026.69
🎨 (not 🏀)82.625616.231
hesitant (not decisive)82.52419.0224
metrosexual (not macho)82.35016.529
preppy (not punk rock)81.917515.930
haunted (not blissful)81.819914.128
overachiever (not underachiever)81.241025.220
quiet (not loud)81.011019.4211
genius (not dunce)80.827320.5255
soft (not hard)80.711417.091
😬 (not 😏)80.54524.061
child free (not pronatalist)80.413120.9159
urban (not rural)80.220725.034
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.239323.437
🐿 (not 🦇)80.013820.833
moody (not stable)79.830116.8194
triggered (not trolling)79.55022.127
asexual (not sexual)79.56324.416
obsessed (not aloof)79.319125.0208
studious (not goof-off)79.242919.732
human (not animalistic)79.136319.0201
guarded (not open)79.042319.6213
gloomy (not sunny)78.920019.631
serious (not playful)78.734318.9207
submissive (not dominant)78.711023.2210
soft (not hard)78.614421.5196
miserable (not joyful)78.619518.632
beta (not alpha)78.513224.0220
modern (not historical)78.516020.8131
shy (not bold)78.32721.4210
unpolished (not eloquent)78.211420.4227
🧐 (not 😎)78.29523.044
motivated (not unmotivated)78.285624.614
introspective (not not introspective)78.115522.226
tame (not wild)78.19122.2195
egalitarian (not racist)78.070321.832
modest (not flamboyant)77.917223.9214
🧕 (not 💃)77.52221.349
traumatized (not flourishing)77.524817.432
freelance (not corporate)77.532622.724
🤐 (not 😜)77.415223.745
intense (not lighthearted)77.442919.331
demanding (not unchallenging)77.456724.919
ranged (not melee)77.33028.623
🙃 (not 🥰)77.016424.946
private (not gregarious)76.826322.7204
night owl (not morning lark)76.631424.3146
self-destructive (not self-improving)76.423525.728
frugal (not lavish)76.314918.1224
creative (not conventional)76.226122.0224
lost (not enlightened)76.015517.530
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.028629.930
long-winded (not concise)76.07418.49
bad-cook (not good-cook)75.915726.019
slovenly (not stylish)75.911019.0230
devoted (not unfaithful)75.982526.614
vulnerable (not armoured)75.810724.3172
indie (not pop)75.824226.812
gatherer (not hunter)75.720026.135
passive (not assertive)75.66522.7205
😭 (not 😀)75.310522.242
civilized (not barbaric)75.352220.4203
gamer (not non-gamer)75.115030.722
flower child (not goth)75.139115.411
distant (not touchy-feely)74.928927.89
flimsy (not sturdy)74.87823.420
weakass (not badass)74.79924.919
sickly (not healthy)74.78520.8233
innocent (not worldly)74.39820.3213
outsider (not insider)74.317627.1165
puny (not mighty)74.27623.8193
frenzied (not sleepy)74.249826.226
pacifist (not ferocious)74.115123.5211
meek (not bossy)74.111924.9210
young (not old)74.053020.8199
quirky (not predictable)74.020429.614
sorrowful (not cheery)73.931619.5239
rigid (not flexible)73.926723.7218
curious (not apathetic)73.939723.6222
trusting (not charming)73.38019.4216
not genocidal (not genocidal)73.360524.412
autistic (not neurotypical)73.12525.5205
🛌 (not 🧗)73.013228.564
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)73.015323.928
🐀 (not 🐘)72.914228.342
timid (not cocky)72.99725.114
thrifty (not extravagant)72.720130.914
🧢 (not 🎩)72.630529.146
roundabout (not direct)72.55825.1205
western (not eastern)72.520131.533
oxymoron (not tautology)72.55528.86
sad (not happy)72.333618.5212
impatient (not patient)72.249324.0104
picky (not always down)72.129026.616
literal (not metaphorical)72.124227.3197
precise (not vague)72.047026.6123
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.026224.5215
🤔 (not 🤫)72.014128.049
head@clouds (not down2earth)71.828425.9180
go-getter (not slugabed)71.784821.716
idealist (not realist)71.723725.891
wavering (not resolute)71.64423.423
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.424925.918
methodical (not astonishing)71.336527.3193
formal (not intimate)71.229326.039
stubborn (not accommodating)71.174130.819
jealous (not compersive)71.030624.4169
subdued (not exuberant)71.011228.030
tailor (not blacksmith)71.042128.919
washed (not muddy)71.045633.68
important (not irrelevant)70.992426.249
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.925520.032
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.753029.7210
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)70.423327.3212
vintage (not trendy)70.363721.013
white knight (not bad boy)70.349524.69
liberal (not conservative)70.145226.029
privileged (not oppressed)70.065824.831
chaste (not lustful)69.718024.3211
water (not fire)69.623631.618
Swedish (not Italian)69.520525.020
bashful (not exhibitionist)69.510532.229
focused on the future (not focused on the present)69.317428.1210
complicated (not simple)69.364027.2206
freak (not normie)69.239928.226
princess (not queen)69.119833.315
dramatic (not comedic)68.968029.924
biased (not impartial)68.755627.0187
geriatric (not vibrant)68.710525.025
emotional (not unemotional)68.771826.47
rational (not whimsical)68.649828.6216
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.642326.994
English (not German)68.693731.814
opinionated (not neutral)68.6106433.716
sober (not indulgent)68.526327.3201
mad (not glad)68.348119.837
straight (not queer)68.288724.697
monochrome (not multicolored)68.232225.072
cringeworthy (not inspiring)68.029423.774
overprepared (not efficient)68.06831.829
serious (not bold)67.928025.0197
crazy (not sane)67.943317.727
reserved (not chatty)67.743227.1199
proper (not scandalous)67.743826.1212
one-faced (not two-faced)67.671329.916
builder (not explorer)67.431429.0224
rock (not rap)67.4100618.710
loyal (not traitorous)67.4103426.3213
kind (not cruel)67.386522.7210
French (not Russian)67.338925.328
🥶 (not 🥵)67.122528.634
punchable (not loveable)67.030730.324
repetitive (not varied)66.736626.289
valedictorian (not drop out)66.777831.933
believable (not poorly-written)66.7109427.430
competent (not incompetent)66.6104123.7201
experimental (not reliable)66.636034.531
oblivious (not alert)66.623830.337
interested (not bored)66.475830.217
arcane (not mainstream)66.045028.5173
soulful (not soulless)66.095526.575
zany (not regular)66.053927.629
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.972430.3198
winter (not summer)65.842724.510
treasure (not trash)65.6105627.456
competitive (not cooperative)65.573428.5209
vegan (not cannibal)65.247926.025
heroic (not villainous)64.893522.1213
juvenile (not mature)64.843025.283
scholarly (not crafty)64.734530.6235
clean (not perverted)64.579927.520
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.454035.151
nonpolitical (not political)64.129729.6190
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.146528.9190
paranoid (not naive)64.160237.410
😇 (not 😈)64.056023.444
rough (not smooth)63.946128.5169
😊 (not 🤣)63.966325.139
legit (not scrub)63.996529.139
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.927835.130
ambitious (not realistic)63.765129.729
feminine (not masculine)63.451518.4200
master (not apprentice)63.482823.9112
unorthodox (not traditional)63.361927.295
pointed (not random)63.398334.020
cultured (not rustic)63.269121.29
pure (not debased)63.058826.2183
fast (not slow)62.989426.5195
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.950029.0221
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.935126.0187
judgemental (not accepting)62.858229.9159
pro (not noob)62.899930.128
wholesome (not salacious)62.868529.321
factual (not exaggerating)62.753430.416
uninspiring (not charismatic)62.612725.2253
politically correct (not edgy)62.542223.5181
cold (not warm)62.550025.6210
monastic (not hedonist)62.522026.423
foolish (not wise)62.340922.0207
secretive (not open-book)62.379726.824
thinker (not doer)62.324628.813
wooden (not plastic)62.386135.210
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.197026.3209
love-focused (not money-focused)62.190829.910
careful (not brave)62.028427.1194
quarrelsome (not warm)61.866727.1205
folksy (not presidential)61.747128.929
air (not earth)61.620530.119
orange (not purple)61.541128.3154
reasoned (not instinctual)61.138828.9197
scruffy (not manicured)60.945329.2227
avant-garde (not classical)60.940028.884
statist (not anarchist)60.857232.028
involved (not remote)60.7100631.1224
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)60.757028.9173
🤺 (not 🏌)60.699429.735
vengeful (not forgiving)60.463828.2208
basic (not hipster)60.472528.8205
💔 (not 💝)60.350333.141
Greek (not Roman)60.322628.621
extraordinary (not mundane)60.295128.3179
stinky (not fresh)59.731825.144
active (not slothful)59.6127230.1183
unlucky (not fortunate)59.459830.3197
codependent (not independent)59.440531.6209
resourceful (not helpless)59.3125627.477
bitter (not sweet)59.262425.2205
🐮 (not 🐷)59.066133.247
radical (not centrist)59.062028.910
ugly (not beautiful)58.921920.6106
dry (not moist)58.955334.925
🐒 (not 🐩)58.853130.038
whippersnapper (not sage)58.853332.421
refined (not rugged)58.779824.8223
🐴 (not 🦄)58.773838.539
romantic (not dispassionate)58.7100028.427
industrial (not domestic)58.659031.156
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)58.699628.223
on-time (not tardy)58.697530.319
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)58.545835.542
imaginative (not practical)58.445129.7210
logical (not emotional)58.356331.0191
well behaved (not mischievous)58.256026.3175
resistant (not resigned)58.2117430.3203
generous (not stingy)58.286028.013
feisty (not gracious)58.1101624.9204
hypocritical (not equitable)58.154328.7103
honorable (not cunning)58.082127.6231
tall (not short)57.781224.3215
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.794128.6153
💀 (not 🎃)57.768633.439
Pepsi (not Coke)57.730933.517
tasteful (not lewd)57.695326.3193
individualist (not communal)57.684429.685
enslaved (not emancipated)57.525726.7184
neat (not messy)57.490631.1140
minimalist (not pack rat)57.469131.424
repulsive (not attractive)57.330321.3199
perceptive (not unobservant)57.3128629.927
reactive (not proactive)57.362132.320
respectful (not rude)57.287927.1203
pretentious (not unassuming)57.279833.633
arrogant (not humble)57.180628.3192
grateful (not entitled)57.166830.020
gullible (not cynical)57.142930.612
opinionated (not jealous)56.8119430.010
expressive (not stoic)56.786531.0199
cautious (not impulsive)56.769332.6203
angelic (not demonic)56.684522.4199
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.593426.7166
average (not deviant)56.444628.8140
cat person (not dog person)56.464836.610
angry (not good-humored)56.360425.1192
prestigious (not disreputable)56.295823.1210
unprepared (not hoarder)56.242528.9181
unfixable (not fixable)56.146629.934
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.196732.215
monotone (not expressive)56.146238.59
👽 (not 🤡)55.975833.434
sugarcoated (not frank)55.823533.111
yes-man (not contrarian)55.542433.110
innocent (not jaded)55.541827.510
interrupting (not attentive)55.467132.718
humorless (not funny)55.353425.5195
permanent (not transient)55.381229.792
transparent (not machiavellian)55.270431.712
devout (not heathen)55.179328.7164
tiresome (not interesting)55.129228.2217
rebellious (not obedient)55.096028.7206
captain (not first-mate)55.075530.1240
consistent (not variable)55.092534.322
depressed (not bright)54.766628.1200
chivalrous (not businesslike)54.672129.120
fighter (not lover)54.474927.616
desperate (not high standards)54.449730.413
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.459627.88
theoretical (not empirical)54.341734.4166
sensible (not ludicrous)54.391830.1188
confidential (not gossiping)54.2108028.7225
reasonable (not deranged)54.191728.336
strict (not lenient)54.085731.4191
sheriff (not outlaw)54.077127.4205
backdoor (not official)54.083728.7218
objective (not subjective)53.962731.077
democratic (not authoritarian)53.885232.0178
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.7117126.231
rich (not poor)53.696027.6191
nurturing (not poisonous)53.497625.974
creepy (not disarming)53.339229.090
🐐 (not 🦒)53.3109436.346
close-minded (not open-minded)53.256728.2243
📉 (not 📈)53.137934.342
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.173237.128
trusting (not suspicious)52.966330.8247
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.858336.0153
existentialist (not nihilist)52.8108828.972
complimentary (not insulting)52.787529.592
gendered (not androgynous)52.6150630.685
feminist (not sexist)52.5111424.625
realistic (not fantastical)52.594627.722
everyman (not chosen one)52.567932.610
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.275634.652
linear (not circular)52.180735.631
cryptic (not straightforward)51.939131.2181
genuine (not sarcastic)51.984331.3201
concrete (not abstract)51.997131.639
🤠 (not 🤑)51.9101327.343
empath (not psychopath)51.9103028.620
giving (not receiving)51.9102134.17
deep (not epic)51.876420.814
deep (not shallow)51.7111127.656
extreme (not moderate)51.5107432.1194
envious (not prideful)51.526026.132
🌟 (not 💩)51.3127830.647
self-disciplined (not disorganized)51.1120430.7189
chortling (not giggling)51.1110433.824
socialist (not libertarian)51.055431.7203
real (not philosophical)50.2120929.0147
indiscreet (not tactful)50.853334.041
demure (not vain)50.382430.2193
altruistic (not selfish)50.495628.4199
profound (not ironic)50.480733.911
chaotic (not orderly)50.579031.4199

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. Caleb Smith (0.702)
  2. Columbus (0.697)
  3. Evan (0.668)
  4. The Narrator (0.665)
  5. Clare Edwards (0.664)
  6. Stu (0.662)
  7. Leonard Hofstadter (0.658)
  8. Ross Geller (0.656)
  9. Louis Tully (0.655)
  10. Brian Johnson (0.649)
  1. Emmett Cullen (-0.417)
  2. Phil (-0.358)
  3. Joey Tribbiani (-0.354)
  4. Charlie Harper (-0.348)
  5. Penny (-0.347)
  6. Noah Puckerman (-0.344)
  7. Captain Hammer (-0.342)
  8. Donna Meagle (-0.334)
  9. Pamela Poovey (-0.331)
  10. Bronn (-0.323)

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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