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Eric Forman Personality Statistics

Eric Forman is a character from That 70's Show. 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)92.93710.6465
🧠 (not 💪)88.36613.9181
thin (not thick)88.2616.2334
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)86.61513.2158
soft (not hard)86.51811.289
bookish (not sporty)85.913714.5434
gatherer (not hunter)85.72214.351
beta (not alpha)85.62615.2453
submissive (not dominant)84.92714.7417
anxious (not calm)84.85115.2432
awkward (not suspicious)84.82215.7417
soft (not hard)84.72514.4425
mild (not spicy)84.11417.5473
dorky (not cool)83.93717.7162
self-conscious (not self-assured)83.81117.2387
sensitive (not thick-skinned)83.53217.3581
puny (not mighty)83.41414.9450
🐿 (not 🦇)82.73020.4175
insecure (not confident)82.52814.9465
young (not old)82.513618.6431
🛌 (not 🧗)82.22319.6324
pacifist (not ferocious)81.83217.3441
privileged (not oppressed)81.820715.634
sheltered (not street-smart)81.63817.8413
vanilla (not kinky)81.64420.7466
flimsy (not sturdy)81.01819.849
tailor (not blacksmith)81.07021.338
human (not animalistic)80.518118.5434
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.54017.3498
codependent (not independent)80.54919.0510
apprentice (not master)80.54117.6186
intellectual (not physical)80.220220.9430
tense (not relaxed)80.222518.6457
hesitant (not decisive)80.11718.1398
clumsy (not coordinated)80.15817.7413
meek (not bossy)79.63918.8433
passive (not assertive)79.42719.1405
🐀 (not 🐘)79.43521.9289
vulnerable (not armoured)79.33819.1441
awkward (not charming)79.05917.9423
noob (not pro)78.71921.5198
skeptical (not spiritual)78.621118.1444
mundane (not extraordinary)77.32821.3407
careful (not brave)77.24019.2437
loyal (not traitorous)77.143321.0432
claustrophobic (not spelunker)76.93122.331
roundabout (not direct)76.81421.0470
civilized (not barbaric)76.629018.7461
first-mate (not captain)76.618722.3465
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)76.52022.335
whippersnapper (not sage)76.54524.638
self-destructive (not self-improving)76.316323.551
traumatized (not flourishing)75.917020.642
good-humored (not angry)75.518521.1407
tame (not wild)75.58220.9452
stuttering (not rhythmic)75.43423.137
kind (not cruel)74.935220.2415
repetitive (not varied)74.88420.6187
preppy (not punk rock)74.823517.329
metrosexual (not macho)74.715123.451
Swedish (not Italian)74.54524.532
off-key (not musical)74.19825.738
jealous (not compersive)73.716221.4411
sarcastic (not genuine)73.317425.3431
egalitarian (not racist)73.351920.7179
monochrome (not multicolored)73.012723.967
domestic (not industrial)72.99726.282
funny (not humorless)72.723123.6443
average (not deviant)72.76124.9306
democratic (not authoritarian)72.117024.9400
innocent (not worldly)71.87922.3442
believable (not poorly-written)71.847724.340
tight (not loose)71.731025.155
dramatic (not no-nonsense)71.521025.8178
😬 (not 😏)71.48928.0178
moderate (not extreme)71.38824.1423
straight (not queer)71.253626.8172
unprepared (not hoarder)70.86024.0378
🥴 (not 🥳)70.814424.5164
👟 (not 🥾)70.117430.6177
slacker (not workaholic)69.710324.595
shy (not bold)69.74621.0449
heroic (not villainous)69.646120.5445
juvenile (not mature)69.620524.4129
low self esteem (not narcissistic)69.611428.845
foolish (not wise)69.515121.6423
frugal (not lavish)69.524320.5367
lost (not enlightened)69.520624.647
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.117522.6106
English (not German)69.047128.040
🤖 (not 👻)68.814526.8157
manicured (not scruffy)68.746025.0467
important (not irrelevant)68.754327.2333
lighthearted (not intense)68.710432.237
conventional (not creative)68.517925.8448
oblivious (not alert)68.512325.9182
🧢 (not 🎩)68.423130.7167
family-first (not work-first)68.423623.2474
modest (not flamboyant)68.329825.0434
moody (not stable)68.239123.6422
subdued (not exuberant)68.111925.753
scheduled (not spontaneous)68.038727.2442
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)67.917822.9478
enslaved (not emancipated)67.75923.2427
🤠 (not 🤑)67.730428.2176
folksy (not presidential)67.721527.536
scientific (not artistic)67.632123.7404
orange (not purple)67.513426.7328
lustful (not chaste)67.430426.5471
basic (not hipster)66.934427.3432
biased (not impartial)66.941626.4398
ignorant (not knowledgeable)66.811523.340
refined (not rugged)66.736422.8415
😇 (not 😈)66.528925.0192
🤔 (not 🤫)66.520429.9176
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.326325.6240
introvert (not extrovert)66.117424.7396
pessimistic (not optimistic)66.026326.1450
wavering (not resolute)66.05325.5155
giggling (not chortling)66.011628.253
methodical (not astonishing)65.835725.5375
slovenly (not stylish)65.614622.9429
warm (not cold)65.633024.6420
angelic (not demonic)65.534022.0431
slothful (not active)65.35324.7431
dry (not moist)65.322330.048
technophile (not luddite)65.220724.7360
generalist (not specialist)65.27127.186
🧐 (not 😎)65.223928.1177
classical (not avant-garde)65.131322.899
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.135328.446
geriatric (not vibrant)65.110125.743
forgiving (not vengeful)65.029626.6394
unpolished (not eloquent)65.020525.7521
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.919727.0342
soulful (not soulless)64.955426.394
miserable (not joyful)64.838421.8191
treasure (not trash)64.561027.2212
disarming (not creepy)64.450024.2172
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.316527.7398
head@clouds (not down2earth)64.224328.7434
impatient (not patient)64.142927.4162
deliberate (not spontaneous)64.050727.6457
🤡 (not 👽)64.016829.8165
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)63.919731.547
unlucky (not fortunate)63.827627.2438
traditional (not unorthodox)63.825227.091
high IQ (not low IQ)63.769422.4473
nurturing (not poisonous)63.741524.0158
French (not Russian)63.731224.446
politically correct (not edgy)63.521626.0396
statist (not anarchist)63.429926.2259
offended (not chill)63.437930.136
factual (not poetic)63.433929.443
expressive (not stoic)63.336727.4401
respectful (not rude)63.339724.9421
serious (not bold)63.224225.8387
lenient (not strict)63.126627.6439
emotional (not logical)62.936227.2422
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.933327.4410
obsessed (not aloof)62.740728.2399
unambitious (not driven)62.74127.0413
night owl (not morning lark)62.741428.5282
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.729130.9204
linear (not circular)62.721634.535
triggered (not trolling)62.740529.444
utilitarian (not decorative)62.646726.271
cautious (not impulsive)62.534329.8446
proper (not scandalous)62.333925.0430
hypocritical (not equitable)62.026428.2137
involved (not remote)61.955826.5397
gendered (not androgynous)61.880029.7164
sensible (not ludicrous)61.743626.3431
mainstream (not arcane)61.718628.1429
quiet (not loud)61.531824.8473
🏌 (not 🤺)61.510033.3172
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.333828.9327
weird (not normal)61.143126.1426
guarded (not open)61.161626.1390
subjective (not objective)61.123228.498
tiresome (not interesting)61.012626.5446
gloomy (not sunny)61.039928.345
🐴 (not 🦄)60.938333.3183
concrete (not abstract)60.841427.4178
smooth (not rough)60.733127.7418
goof-off (not studious)60.721929.5179
neurotypical (not autistic)60.666727.5387
poor (not rich)60.526117.7395
permanent (not transient)60.437829.4167
wholesome (not salacious)60.440626.1174
high-tech (not low-tech)60.234226.2377
sorrowful (not cheery)60.047024.2426
unobservant (not perceptive)60.010430.034
chatty (not reserved)59.939228.3452
slow (not fast)59.914523.7412
beautiful (not ugly)59.966724.8117
cooperative (not competitive)59.824529.4422
theoretical (not empirical)59.88028.7366
trusting (not charming)59.723726.4415
slugabed (not go-getter)59.77625.6156
corporate (not freelance)59.731633.135
lazy (not diligent)59.68826.6439
atheist (not theist)59.645027.075
hedonist (not monastic)59.638427.6121
honorable (not cunning)59.543027.0478
🐒 (not 🐩)59.530633.5161
sheriff (not outlaw)59.437627.8446
sweet (not bitter)59.336426.5465
scholarly (not crafty)59.326826.6462
communal (not individualist)59.121429.583
western (not eastern)59.149333.7222
plays hard (not works hard)59.022926.8447
rigid (not flexible)59.043227.6401
simple (not complicated)59.018130.1440
attractive (not repulsive)58.664422.6441
gossiping (not confidential)58.626828.2456
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.414428.1311
open-book (not secretive)58.124327.942
depressed (not bright)58.032324.2414
dunce (not genius)57.919723.0515
pure (not debased)57.841526.1396
feminine (not masculine)57.733418.3457
curious (not apathetic)57.663727.6401
consistent (not variable)57.651434.540
indulgent (not sober)57.441627.8430
romantic (not dispassionate)57.461825.635
uninspiring (not charismatic)57.314328.2510
modern (not historical)57.346628.1294
judgemental (not accepting)57.346627.8312
reasonable (not deranged)57.348626.8180
introspective (not not introspective)57.355228.7263
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.225426.0345
literal (not metaphorical)57.256528.8397
orderly (not chaotic)57.048429.7403
helpless (not resourceful)57.010425.885
obedient (not rebellious)56.828526.8456
child free (not pronatalist)56.758029.0287
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.766925.4183
🤣 (not 😊)56.728832.4191
outsider (not insider)56.641928.9300
sane (not crazy)56.638226.5188
😭 (not 😀)56.638628.3182
Greek (not Roman)56.626429.330
fixable (not unfixable)56.649026.434
liberal (not conservative)56.550329.3195
neat (not messy)56.458128.2312
resigned (not resistant)56.39228.0411
straightforward (not cryptic)56.264429.8411
overprepared (not efficient)56.211726.634
mischievous (not well behaved)56.052928.1445
practical (not imaginative)55.857731.0433
quitter (not persistent)55.83328.5164
regular (not zany)55.831631.7173
💝 (not 💔)55.840831.1265
reasoned (not instinctual)55.735129.1437
selfish (not altruistic)55.739327.4417
melee (not ranged)55.726927.929
playful (not serious)55.631627.2461
fresh (not stinky)55.661827.9287
indiscreet (not tactful)55.523528.3163
demure (not vain)55.337827.7410
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)55.246532.2181
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.131729.3397
pretentious (not unassuming)55.153930.1159
valedictorian (not drop out)55.162130.9197
shy (not playful)55.020726.4441
explorer (not builder)55.042828.1449
pack rat (not minimalist)54.934329.0177
warm (not quarrelsome)54.737127.3477
heathen (not devout)54.736126.7399
vegan (not cannibal)54.743830.241
shallow (not deep)54.529327.6237
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.544134.5282
incompetent (not competent)54.416428.9397
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.352133.8195
tall (not short)54.152626.2451
feminist (not sexist)54.160826.8215
complimentary (not insulting)54.047426.796
punchable (not loveable)53.833933.142
existentialist (not nihilist)53.758129.884
reliable (not experimental)53.751428.648
idealist (not realist)53.640631.5112
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.424328.3437
sad (not happy)53.259623.3450
vague (not precise)53.225728.8307
🐐 (not 🦒)53.166934.5284
private (not gregarious)53.059326.2391
hurried (not leisurely)53.053529.8455
🌟 (not 💩)53.071829.6197
disreputable (not prestigious)52.931825.4391
reclusive (not social)52.940626.8324
glad (not mad)52.837326.7198
🐮 (not 🐷)52.756730.7251
formal (not intimate)52.647926.9254
😜 (not 🤐)52.642430.3167
arrogant (not humble)52.558127.7435
rational (not whimsical)52.460730.2422
lewd (not tasteful)52.333624.5390
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.333229.3329
libertarian (not socialist)52.262529.9354
close-minded (not open-minded)52.236426.2479
scrub (not legit)52.219728.5232
philosophical (not real)52.025328.6295
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.929128.2177
nonpolitical (not political)51.638028.2390
📉 (not 📈)51.626532.4192
trusting (not suspicious)51.438129.1455
urban (not rural)51.370730.2336
🙃 (not 🥰)51.347533.2230
💃 (not 🧕)51.362229.1275
literary (not mathematical)50.359429.2386
healthy (not sickly)50.775724.7446
gracious (not feisty)50.325625.4461
backdoor (not official)50.356628.9457
frenzied (not sleepy)50.485532.836

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Morty Smith (0.798)
  2. Milhouse Van Houten (0.789)
  3. Alan Harper (0.779)
  4. George Michael Bluth (0.779)
  5. Evan (0.764)
  1. Omar Little (-0.523)
  2. Marsellus Wallace (-0.523)
  3. Tyler Durden (-0.522)
  4. Rhett Butler (-0.512)
  5. the Alien (-0.512)

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: ENFP (r = 0.86)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.85)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.83)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.8)
  5. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.75)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.64)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.61)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.51)
  9. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.48)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.44)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.39)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.37)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.27)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.23)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.21)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.18)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.17)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.11)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.05)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.13)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.13)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.38)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.41)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.6)


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