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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)92.96110.6469
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)89.52913.734
🧠 (not 💪)88.311013.7203
thin (not thick)88.0716.6355
rock (not rap)87.26411.628
bookish (not sporty)86.121814.4464
soft (not hard)86.05012.9101
beta (not alpha)85.74215.1468
gatherer (not hunter)85.63413.367
anxious (not calm)85.48214.6429
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)85.43714.9170
submissive (not dominant)85.04114.6420
awkward (not suspicious)84.93415.7419
soft (not hard)84.85714.4428
mild (not spicy)84.41817.0487
twitchy (not still)84.010819.276
self-conscious (not self-assured)83.52317.7401
sensitive (not thick-skinned)83.55617.3583
dorky (not cool)83.56317.4174
puny (not mighty)83.32115.4461
weakass (not badass)82.83414.781
🐿 (not 🦇)82.67620.7181
insecure (not confident)82.54315.3468
young (not old)82.323418.9443
🛌 (not 🧗)82.23720.1321
lover (not fighter)82.29015.462
vanilla (not kinky)82.15220.5467
white knight (not bad boy)82.016315.627
flower child (not goth)81.920313.231
sheltered (not street-smart)81.86317.8416
pacifist (not ferocious)81.84817.2445
flimsy (not sturdy)81.72120.564
water (not fire)81.54915.451
apprentice (not master)81.05517.5208
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.75917.4491
cheesy (not chic)80.710018.230
gamer (not non-gamer)80.68725.859
codependent (not independent)80.37719.2505
intellectual (not physical)80.231020.8433
tense (not relaxed)80.237518.5468
human (not animalistic)80.229818.5429
hesitant (not decisive)80.03318.0401
clumsy (not coordinated)80.010218.0419
awkward (not charming)79.77917.7441
love-focused (not money-focused)79.637614.134
meek (not bossy)79.46519.1432
passive (not assertive)79.43519.5405
vulnerable (not armoured)79.36619.2445
privileged (not oppressed)79.236018.646
tailor (not blacksmith)79.214320.547
🐀 (not 🐘)79.16121.9303
skeptical (not spiritual)78.930318.1459
oxymoron (not tautology)78.82023.316
noob (not pro)78.33221.8208
careful (not brave)77.65418.9446
mundane (not extraordinary)77.44221.5422
first-mate (not captain)77.125021.8463
civilized (not barbaric)76.744119.2468
claustrophobic (not spelunker)76.74220.751
loyal (not traitorous)76.672421.5443
roundabout (not direct)76.62821.2470
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)76.03223.548
preppy (not punk rock)76.032316.934
princess (not queen)76.08525.523
good-humored (not angry)75.828621.0410
tame (not wild)75.413121.0475
whippersnapper (not sage)75.18124.447
repetitive (not varied)75.011621.1216
metrosexual (not macho)75.020921.962
stuttering (not rhythmic)74.96322.654
kind (not cruel)74.858320.0412
off-key (not musical)74.813523.350
hypochondriac (not stoic)74.78723.324
🎨 (not 🏀)74.647721.157
traumatized (not flourishing)74.533220.952
monochrome (not multicolored)74.417923.371
domestic (not industrial)74.410023.694
sarcastic (not genuine)74.327925.2447
emotional (not unemotional)74.350627.729
jealous (not compersive)73.924121.3406
often crying (not never cries)73.320625.325
funny (not humorless)73.039623.6452
egalitarian (not racist)73.086921.3195
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.757928.229
tight (not loose)72.645323.666
😬 (not 😏)72.313527.2191
average (not deviant)72.09825.1328
devoted (not unfaithful)71.991027.824
innocent (not worldly)71.712322.4464
democratic (not authoritarian)71.725525.2402
desperate (not high standards)71.617126.278
dramatic (not no-nonsense)71.534525.4190
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.533026.359
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.424125.552
lost (not enlightened)71.425024.257
moderate (not extreme)70.913124.5425
cringeworthy (not inspiring)70.823621.7115
thrifty (not extravagant)70.825122.763
thinker (not doer)70.711127.875
🥴 (not 🥳)70.423624.7192
unprepared (not hoarder)70.310924.3378
vintage (not trendy)70.360224.844
juvenile (not mature)70.231223.9146
foolish (not wise)70.024321.4452
Swedish (not Italian)69.918424.946
English (not German)69.779430.653
shy (not bold)69.77621.5453
believable (not poorly-written)69.788225.350
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)69.720824.653
protagonist (not antagonist)69.768733.729
low self esteem (not narcissistic)69.617327.569
🤖 (not 👻)69.422126.0184
ironic (not profound)69.421224.949
slacker (not workaholic)69.216224.0117
frugal (not lavish)69.234720.4371
heroic (not villainous)69.176220.8451
straight (not queer)68.982728.0186
family-first (not work-first)68.742023.2478
manicured (not scruffy)68.770425.0462
conventional (not creative)68.528926.1467
oblivious (not alert)68.520225.5195
🎃 (not 💀)68.526429.959
👟 (not 🥾)68.431731.8197
important (not irrelevant)68.292627.4344
moody (not stable)68.161723.9431
orange (not purple)68.120726.6342
enslaved (not emancipated)68.09523.3432
pensive (not serene)68.062224.347
scientific (not artistic)67.848524.0414
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.758127.2460
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)67.726422.8477
dry (not moist)67.727228.364
indie (not pop)67.648624.528
🤠 (not 🤑)67.550828.1183
washed (not muddy)67.553729.824
bashful (not exhibitionist)67.412324.953
modest (not flamboyant)67.248525.1464
biased (not impartial)67.160326.2406
basic (not hipster)67.147827.3425
wavering (not resolute)67.07425.9166
🧢 (not 🎩)67.041732.0185
refined (not rugged)66.854322.8429
offended (not chill)66.849530.153
lighthearted (not intense)66.720931.454
subdued (not exuberant)66.718925.063
lustful (not chaste)66.649426.5466
🤔 (not 🤫)66.631829.7188
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.540025.0249
folksy (not presidential)66.535627.847
😇 (not 😈)66.446625.0213
pessimistic (not optimistic)66.337826.0456
introvert (not extrovert)66.127624.8422
methodical (not astonishing)66.051825.8394
slothful (not active)65.98624.6436
soulful (not soulless)65.988725.4107
exaggerating (not factual)65.948227.951
slovenly (not stylish)65.825223.0427
warm (not cold)65.753924.4427
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.760127.854
sexual (not asexual)65.472129.759
generalist (not specialist)65.310027.2100
perverted (not clean)65.331723.561
unpolished (not eloquent)65.232025.6512
romantic (not dispassionate)65.173126.060
technophile (not luddite)65.033924.7356
unchallenging (not demanding)65.013231.272
jealous (not opinionated)65.010328.027
treasure (not trash)64.9100227.7220
triggered (not trolling)64.957629.852
giggling (not chortling)64.920427.066
nurturing (not poisonous)64.865723.6169
angelic (not demonic)64.757822.3440
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.729427.3349
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.626227.9401
classical (not avant-garde)64.649222.6106
miserable (not joyful)64.660522.3208
🧐 (not 😎)64.639028.0199
reactive (not proactive)64.630829.333
forgiving (not vengeful)64.548426.7393
head@clouds (not down2earth)64.441428.5438
unlucky (not fortunate)64.341327.2456
factual (not poetic)64.353629.044
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.329930.759
traditional (not unorthodox)64.138327.0102
geriatric (not vibrant)64.117823.855
predictable (not quirky)64.133134.133
monotone (not expressive)64.025427.525
lenient (not strict)63.940327.4441
🤡 (not 👽)63.826830.6182
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.844430.6221
politically correct (not edgy)63.736726.0403
impatient (not patient)63.770027.1171
expressive (not stoic)63.663727.4401
respectful (not rude)63.666025.0425
deliberate (not spontaneous)63.675427.9454
disarming (not creepy)63.682625.2179
picky (not always down)63.652521.926
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.351327.4416
serious (not bold)63.337725.7408
high IQ (not low IQ)63.3110422.6496
transparent (not machiavellian)63.340226.532
cautious (not impulsive)63.250929.7451
opinionated (not neutral)63.0117030.274
timid (not cocky)62.921027.724
French (not Russian)62.853024.253
emotional (not logical)62.756227.4435
obsessed (not aloof)62.767628.5401
unambitious (not driven)62.65727.1423
statist (not anarchist)62.548826.9264
🏌 (not 🤺)62.414733.0187
proper (not scandalous)62.354625.4431
gendered (not androgynous)62.2123129.9173
linear (not circular)62.234232.852
sensible (not ludicrous)62.065926.1434
atheist (not theist)62.064226.286
hypocritical (not equitable)62.043729.2156
goof-off (not studious)62.037329.0212
overprepared (not efficient)62.012227.350
mainstream (not arcane)61.930028.3418
unobservant (not perceptive)61.815630.252
wholesome (not salacious)61.766325.7182
ignorant (not knowledgeable)61.625026.850
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.551228.7329
night owl (not morning lark)61.570529.0294
underachiever (not overachiever)61.517929.158
sugarcoated (not frank)61.514627.333
prudish (not flirtatious)61.542020.936
yes-man (not contrarian)61.426231.819
involved (not remote)61.394526.8403
bored (not interested)61.314327.756
hard-work (not natural-talent)61.175425.894
weird (not normal)61.070226.3434
permanent (not transient)61.056629.6180
guarded (not open)60.997625.9386
quiet (not loud)60.950124.9501
neurotypical (not autistic)60.8103627.5388
tiresome (not interesting)60.819526.7447
utilitarian (not decorative)60.873726.298
stubborn (not accommodating)60.7100233.384
entitled (not grateful)60.659429.555
theoretical (not empirical)60.515628.5373
smooth (not rough)60.551627.7426
concrete (not abstract)60.564627.6188
trusting (not charming)60.342026.3413
fearmongering (not reassuring)60.345532.025
scholarly (not crafty)60.243726.6474
corporate (not freelance)60.247131.942
poor (not rich)60.142317.7407
chatty (not reserved)60.062828.3454
high-tech (not low-tech)60.057226.3389
🐒 (not 🐩)60.048433.9166
gloomy (not sunny)60.066527.662
slow (not fast)59.822524.1409
subjective (not objective)59.837028.9110
sorrowful (not cheery)59.674224.4432
rigid (not flexible)59.665527.3411
centrist (not radical)59.635926.727
communal (not individualist)59.531028.4109
vegan (not cannibal)59.558629.854
envious (not prideful)59.511929.2101
cooperative (not competitive)59.439429.6429
honorable (not cunning)59.373027.2501
lazy (not diligent)59.313126.6452
slugabed (not go-getter)59.210525.6166
plays hard (not works hard)59.135926.9441
simple (not complicated)59.126930.1441
gossiping (not confidential)59.139728.2468
hedonist (not monastic)59.158428.0126
sweet (not bitter)59.062026.6462
wooden (not plastic)59.091529.446
sheriff (not outlaw)58.961927.9445
🐴 (not 🦄)58.968133.9192
attractive (not repulsive)58.8104122.7446
western (not eastern)58.883233.2231
realistic (not ambitious)58.536830.864
chivalrous (not businesslike)58.554826.867
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.420128.3321
judgemental (not accepting)58.465928.1314
helpless (not resourceful)58.415425.9109
liberal (not conservative)58.479829.5214
dunce (not genius)58.330922.9524
open-book (not secretive)58.239327.860
beautiful (not ugly)58.1114524.9149
normie (not freak)58.150130.579
feminine (not masculine)58.055018.7453
depressed (not bright)58.051824.2411
gullible (not cynical)58.039829.421
indulgent (not sober)57.967928.0444
everyman (not chosen one)57.950730.328
long-winded (not concise)57.750328.721
uninspiring (not charismatic)57.619828.6522
analysis (not common sense)57.670531.231
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.534225.9351
literal (not metaphorical)57.584629.1414
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)57.467832.3201
curious (not apathetic)57.3101027.6398
obedient (not rebellious)57.248127.0459
pure (not debased)57.168425.9409
modern (not historical)57.174528.2296
touchy-feely (not distant)57.154629.326
fixable (not unfixable)57.080125.749
sane (not crazy)56.959226.2196
introspective (not not introspective)56.990129.3286
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.6104825.4193
reasonable (not deranged)56.580426.8180
selfish (not altruistic)56.458827.2441
Pepsi (not Coke)56.436633.957
🤣 (not 😊)56.348632.2212
empath (not psychopath)56.388227.871
outsider (not insider)56.267529.1304
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.150929.2408
pack rat (not minimalist)56.153528.7181
orderly (not chaotic)56.075429.8411
practical (not imaginative)56.089431.3453
playful (not serious)55.952527.3461
child free (not pronatalist)55.992828.8296
resigned (not resistant)55.914828.3408
indiscreet (not tactful)55.937628.4175
valedictorian (not drop out)55.995430.6214
neat (not messy)55.889628.3329
💝 (not 💔)55.869030.5271
innocent (not jaded)55.839430.132
straightforward (not cryptic)55.7104929.9433
quitter (not persistent)55.74728.6174
😭 (not 😀)55.762028.7215
reliable (not experimental)55.775927.957
mischievous (not well behaved)55.683728.3454
regular (not zany)55.650231.8185
consistent (not variable)55.686533.947
rustic (not cultured)55.646425.727
reasoned (not instinctual)55.452629.1435
shy (not playful)55.330426.6443
demure (not vain)55.362528.4430
one-faced (not two-faced)55.295629.673
paranoid (not naive)55.287530.229
incompetent (not competent)55.125628.8405
fresh (not stinky)55.0102328.3300
pretentious (not unassuming)54.982330.5181
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.968634.5293
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.681034.2204
epic (not deep)54.668025.463
explorer (not builder)54.570828.0448
existentialist (not nihilist)54.593629.492
shallow (not deep)54.544927.5249
receiving (not giving)54.555231.048
tall (not short)54.284226.0451
interrupting (not attentive)54.168331.560
warm (not quarrelsome)53.962727.5493
heathen (not devout)53.862026.9402
feminist (not sexist)53.8101627.0219
punchable (not loveable)53.851431.657
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.635628.5460
🥶 (not 🥵)53.658529.443
hurried (not leisurely)53.587030.2474
frenzied (not sleepy)53.5134933.352
earth (not air)53.4101931.666
sad (not happy)53.392123.3459
glad (not mad)53.359426.9208
unmotivated (not motivated)53.312028.031
lewd (not tasteful)53.248624.6404
libertarian (not socialist)53.287829.8372
disreputable (not prestigious)53.149725.3395
🐐 (not 🦒)53.1103634.5297
arrogant (not humble)52.986127.7441
vague (not precise)52.940228.7307
reclusive (not social)52.962527.1331
rational (not whimsical)52.793129.8436
private (not gregarious)52.795226.0412
complimentary (not insulting)52.780527.3114
stingy (not generous)52.757426.062
🌟 (not 💩)52.6116529.1204
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.554329.6329
formal (not intimate)52.573927.0264
pointed (not random)52.5117128.749
🐮 (not 🐷)52.496830.6260
comedic (not dramatic)52.443931.766
melee (not ranged)52.350828.835
close-minded (not open-minded)52.257426.4487
scrub (not legit)52.231228.6235
haunted (not blissful)52.1107029.467
urban (not rural)52.0112530.1346
fantastical (not realistic)51.965833.754
OCD (not ADHD)51.9100233.462
trusting (not suspicious)51.765429.1454
nonpolitical (not political)51.659827.8395
idealist (not realist)51.671331.5122
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.445528.7210
🙃 (not 🥰)51.373433.4256
philosophical (not real)51.243928.9311
backdoor (not official)51.287328.8455
Greek (not Roman)51.269032.037
📉 (not 📈)51.141532.4199
on-time (not tardy)51.1104632.767
💃 (not 🧕)51.0106228.7296
😜 (not 🤐)51.076030.6174
summer (not winter)51.082130.126
healthy (not sickly)50.8118324.6453
literary (not mathematical)50.398229.3380
gracious (not feisty)50.643025.9482
dog person (not cat person)50.681935.433

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. Milhouse Van Houten (0.795)
  2. Morty Smith (0.789)
  3. Alan Harper (0.776)
  4. George Michael Bluth (0.758)
  5. Evan (0.75)
  6. Chip Dove (0.748)
  7. Louis Tully (0.744)
  8. Ted Mosby (0.744)
  9. Tom Hansen (0.739)
  10. Leonard Hofstadter (0.717)
  1. Ramona Vega (-0.541)
  2. Marsellus Wallace (-0.524)
  3. Avon Barksdale (-0.498)
  4. Tyler Durden (-0.497)
  5. the Alien (-0.487)
  6. Omar Little (-0.486)
  7. Rhett Butler (-0.479)
  8. Frank Costello (-0.471)
  9. Mazikeen (-0.47)
  10. Samantha Jones (-0.453)

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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