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Red Forman Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Red 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. 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
frank (not sugarcoated)97.169.443
never cries (not often crying)96.748.835
straight (not queer)95.8312.3199
masculine (not feminine)95.7208.9470
cynical (not gullible)94.837.345
direct (not roundabout)94.71010.6409
tense (not relaxed)94.5109.7484
judgemental (not accepting)94.12410.8368
strict (not lenient)94.01911.5477
practical (not imaginative)93.9411.7488
dominant (not submissive)93.84711.5494
bossy (not meek)93.83912.2441
hard (not soft)93.71311.2440
rigid (not flexible)93.5109.3470
serious (not playful)93.22012.3450
demanding (not unchallenging)93.24415.2100
hard (not soft)93.11411.6139
mad (not glad)93.1810.7219
conventional (not creative)92.7411.6465
macho (not metrosexual)92.7310.675
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)92.5611.0459
assertive (not passive)92.43015.4487
realistic (not fantastical)92.4912.375
straightforward (not cryptic)92.3517.4474
opinionated (not neutral)92.37718.088
pessimistic (not optimistic)92.2212.5476
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.19612.6432
armoured (not vulnerable)92.1514.2441
impatient (not patient)91.93113.5175
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)91.81815.6205
high standards (not desperate)91.81513.796
guarded (not open)91.74015.1448
intense (not lighthearted)91.76211.759
close-minded (not open-minded)91.51512.2519
concrete (not abstract)91.5415.1230
vintage (not trendy)91.51712.669
fire (not water)91.44111.594
quarrelsome (not warm)91.25011.7487
tight (not loose)91.11818.167
uncreative (not open to new experinces)91.0213.3470
stubborn (not accommodating)91.08016.975
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.93413.8422
sheriff (not outlaw)90.92515.8477
gendered (not androgynous)90.94420.0186
cannibal (not vegan)90.92112.359
penny-pincher (not overspender)90.7313.0304
skeptical (not spiritual)90.32214.7434
rock (not rap)90.22514.836
frugal (not lavish)90.1414.9413
bitter (not sweet)90.15113.4444
alpha (not beta)90.011717.0460
rough (not smooth)89.91413.1473
hunter (not gatherer)89.95416.265
bold (not shy)89.728314.9472
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.76215.4452
insulting (not complimentary)89.73515.4120
captain (not first-mate)89.610617.4521
distant (not touchy-feely)89.62714.047
basic (not hipster)89.4815.4456
gloomy (not sunny)89.43212.462
🐴 (not 🦄)89.21320.3230
sturdy (not flimsy)89.26716.571
real (not philosophical)89.0618.5359
suspicious (not trusting)88.98517.5492
non-gamer (not gamer)88.93519.469
works hard (not plays hard)88.75619.0455
traditional (not unorthodox)88.61619.6146
ferocious (not pacifist)88.58716.1491
master (not apprentice)88.516914.0233
authoritarian (not democratic)88.46320.8426
reclusive (not social)88.44113.3369
pointed (not random)88.47920.270
feisty (not gracious)88.36113.6523
wooden (not plastic)88.31216.575
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)88.23218.4427
factual (not poetic)88.21719.264
hard-work (not natural-talent)88.2515.974
opinionated (not jealous)88.21520.340
cold (not warm)88.17215.3459
🏀 (not 🎨)88.05716.770
suspicious (not awkward)87.93516.2474
on-time (not tardy)87.717519.974
patriotic (not unpatriotic)87.66321.6197
offended (not chill)87.65818.477
sarcastic (not genuine)87.55121.4524
competitive (not cooperative)87.321817.7456
old (not young)87.36411.5451
angry (not good-humored)87.34017.8462
thick-skinned (not sensitive)87.2920.5533
picky (not always down)87.13021.243
realist (not idealist)86.92221.5142
conservative (not liberal)86.93721.8221
realistic (not ambitious)86.8920.073
builder (not explorer)86.7412.5506
private (not gregarious)86.66718.7465
decisive (not hesitant)86.214919.6444
historical (not modern)86.12515.3323
pensive (not serene)86.1815.666
rational (not whimsical)86.06221.5441
persistent (not quitter)86.065118.4214
reserved (not chatty)85.99617.9453
no-nonsense (not dramatic)85.93826.0201
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.76419.6442
orderly (not chaotic)85.68721.7394
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)85.52621.1186
low-tech (not high-tech)85.44518.1445
down2earth (not head@clouds)85.45722.3409
permanent (not transient)85.31916.5162
consistent (not variable)85.33421.378
utilitarian (not decorative)85.13418.7119
workaholic (not slacker)85.139420.1137
devoted (not unfaithful)84.944818.052
scientific (not artistic)84.713715.6446
miserable (not joyful)84.69416.4196
diligent (not lazy)84.565320.6485
predictable (not quirky)84.5722.046
badass (not weakass)84.344822.563
haunted (not blissful)84.316313.662
fighter (not lover)84.37620.265
political (not nonpolitical)84.111821.0444
stingy (not generous)84.110320.093
money-focused (not love-focused)84.111018.038
jaded (not innocent)84.120617.344
coordinated (not clumsy)83.832419.1439
fearmongering (not reassuring)83.710423.146
luddite (not technophile)83.61320.2394
dry (not moist)83.52319.372
vengeful (not forgiving)83.422617.4460
formal (not intimate)83.08322.5284
provincial (not cosmopolitan)82.92519.5388
off-key (not musical)82.92518.963
corporate (not freelance)82.99320.855
linear (not circular)82.8821.253
modest (not flamboyant)82.78924.2471
studious (not goof-off)82.735323.8227
confident (not insecure)82.429623.7420
biased (not impartial)82.413423.1462
methodical (not astonishing)82.38521.2415
mighty (not puny)82.327721.4470
sorrowful (not cheery)82.311816.2467
winter (not summer)82.211825.552
serious (not bold)82.13925.6489
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)82.14424.463
chortling (not giggling)82.14917.258
🥾 (not 👟)81.813327.4192
concise (not long-winded)81.83420.843
monochrome (not multicolored)81.87124.6106
resolute (not wavering)81.718624.3199
earth (not air)81.78824.279
competent (not incompetent)81.656621.2425
resourceful (not helpless)81.458521.7125
sexist (not feminist)81.311618.7261
interrupting (not attentive)81.214423.077
alert (not oblivious)81.132621.0207
🥴 (not 🥳)81.16020.7191
official (not backdoor)81.05524.2447
repetitive (not varied)80.93419.7204
confidential (not gossiping)80.838523.5515
prudish (not flirtatious)80.65821.944
literal (not metaphorical)80.66126.5433
logical (not emotional)80.512525.8465
businesslike (not chivalrous)80.517022.976
independent (not codependent)80.432326.8463
bored (not interested)80.41025.878
🙃 (not 🥰)80.013524.8294
classical (not avant-garde)79.69424.5131
dispassionate (not romantic)79.55923.571
queen (not princess)79.531730.343
apathetic (not curious)79.4924.9427
neurotypical (not autistic)79.416221.9401
one-faced (not two-faced)79.337226.871
mature (not juvenile)79.129626.1134
Roman (not Greek)78.81919.457
thrifty (not extravagant)78.68722.865
💀 (not 🎃)78.517627.269
rustic (not cultured)78.48025.939
😈 (not 😇)78.327721.2234
precise (not vague)78.230825.9332
paranoid (not naive)78.214825.046
neat (not messy)78.142622.2341
proper (not scandalous)78.121923.9444
rude (not respectful)78.019722.1462
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.933022.564
orange (not purple)77.88225.0388
🤖 (not 👻)77.88825.1185
soulless (not soulful)77.714121.8142
important (not irrelevant)77.578622.8301
legit (not scrub)77.545923.9281
bad-cook (not good-cook)77.513419.354
unemotional (not emotional)77.57328.042
vanilla (not kinky)77.416426.7420
geriatric (not vibrant)77.12922.347
libertarian (not socialist)77.05430.0454
extreme (not moderate)77.049626.2416
moody (not stable)76.845826.9433
morning lark (not night owl)76.810224.3318
secretive (not open-book)76.844125.959
prideful (not envious)76.730728.083
psychopath (not empath)76.724120.465
believable (not poorly-written)76.756123.072
cruel (not kind)76.518017.4471
poisonous (not nurturing)76.526821.4178
jock (not nerd)76.425424.0408
unambiguous (not mysterious)76.417028.3486
loyal (not traitorous)76.491923.9408
🐐 (not 🦒)76.410125.1327
🤐 (not 😜)76.423227.2204
cocky (not timid)76.363826.043
worldly (not innocent)76.254422.8451
wise (not foolish)76.231620.1462
arrogant (not humble)76.143322.6462
individualist (not communal)75.836429.9130
🤔 (not 🤫)75.78329.0190
OCD (not ADHD)75.634223.471
blacksmith (not tailor)75.317324.756
reliable (not experimental)75.329926.461
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.218226.8383
remote (not involved)75.12424.7415
demonic (not angelic)75.128017.7494
contrarian (not yes-man)74.730527.938
introvert (not extrovert)74.620926.5451
pro (not noob)74.676327.9205
😬 (not 😏)74.311726.7202
🧐 (not 😎)74.221429.4201
empirical (not theoretical)74.16929.1392
resistant (not resigned)74.144829.4495
loud (not quiet)74.048725.8467
🤣 (not 😊)73.916124.3212
driven (not unambitious)73.5114725.7451
traumatized (not flourishing)73.548922.362
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.527531.040
rhythmic (not stuttering)73.163226.048
depressed (not bright)73.020621.9418
stoic (not expressive)72.922531.9447
mundane (not extraordinary)72.89425.5469
🧕 (not 💃)72.68427.0288
entitled (not grateful)72.542422.671
hoarder (not unprepared)72.028521.1409
normie (not freak)71.920826.372
doer (not thinker)71.948829.085
unfixable (not fixable)71.819630.178
clean (not perverted)71.769829.067
obedient (not rebellious)71.424930.9425
cautious (not impulsive)71.036830.4442
sad (not happy)71.046719.3461
street-smart (not sheltered)70.964528.1417
industrial (not domestic)70.822729.6118
still (not twitchy)70.320134.275
repulsive (not attractive)69.817821.3445
chaste (not lustful)69.722625.4407
ironic (not profound)69.721429.173
mathematical (not literary)69.622328.1416
pretentious (not unassuming)69.449330.6192
salacious (not wholesome)69.437428.4218
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.025525.9185
rugged (not refined)68.942928.7482
🦇 (not 🐿)68.635431.0173
reactive (not proactive)68.524931.043
regular (not zany)68.420829.8165
perceptive (not unobservant)68.1119331.279
rural (not urban)67.923428.6295
🧢 (not 🎩)67.750932.7196
presidential (not folksy)67.754831.259
Coke (not Pepsi)67.614333.285
dog person (not cat person)67.643434.549
😭 (not 😀)67.532427.9196
high IQ (not low IQ)67.4126521.5525
selfish (not altruistic)67.348626.1476
slovenly (not stylish)67.327025.7447
western (not eastern)67.252732.0252
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.145428.4163
everyman (not chosen one)67.133029.938
unpolished (not eloquent)67.032528.2494
overachiever (not underachiever)67.0111126.785
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)67.078030.940
Russian (not French)66.921533.857
sporty (not bookish)66.742329.0437
spicy (not mild)66.676632.0462
privileged (not oppressed)66.587129.648
minimalist (not pack rat)66.341428.9195
treasure (not trash)66.3123626.9229
tame (not wild)66.136729.7420
ugly (not beautiful)66.114526.7131
normal (not weird)66.031028.8432
triggered (not trolling)65.768033.861
genocidal (not not genocidal)65.526528.532
work-first (not family-first)65.460927.9544
receiving (not giving)65.443330.836
racist (not egalitarian)65.316326.0204
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.338031.1264
🛌 (not 🧗)65.227331.5308
nihilist (not existentialist)65.113431.898
🥶 (not 🥵)64.931235.861
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.878533.7295
anxious (not calm)64.671429.7425
sensible (not ludicrous)64.574434.1435
prestigious (not disreputable)64.581428.1380
genius (not dunce)64.496522.7465
hurried (not leisurely)64.257829.5491
goth (not flower child)64.237024.642
English (not German)64.1134236.549
objective (not subjective)64.028635.0104
hypocritical (not equitable)64.046831.1143
🐘 (not 🐀)64.046234.1281
epic (not deep)63.741629.666
uninspiring (not charismatic)63.313230.0509
common sense (not analysis)63.223934.646
punchable (not loveable)63.141029.663
antagonist (not protagonist)63.029829.052
sober (not indulgent)62.650433.0431
simple (not complicated)62.624432.9437
go-getter (not slugabed)62.6142730.4198
self-destructive (not self-improving)62.565527.867
edgy (not politically correct)62.476433.0444
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.050931.3453
🐒 (not 🐩)62.050631.3215
physical (not intellectual)61.746031.1424
📈 (not 📉)61.791633.4201
healthy (not sickly)61.6116026.5413
debased (not pure)61.562228.5397
scruffy (not manicured)61.352731.8480
awkward (not charming)61.143025.5429
🏌 (not 🤺)61.020435.7224
tiresome (not interesting)60.921129.3452
statist (not anarchist)60.966535.4268
not introspective (not introspective)60.627634.2239
efficient (not overprepared)60.4107032.957
well behaved (not mischievous)60.160833.3439
💔 (not 💝)60.158431.2277
honorable (not cunning)60.090530.5505
devout (not heathen)60.073429.2380
💪 (not 🧠)60.040931.5248
fast (not slow)59.9118728.6445
subdued (not exuberant)59.846032.552
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.891134.563
average (not deviant)59.740831.9332
frenzied (not sleepy)59.7142632.359
generalist (not specialist)59.626932.7105
valedictorian (not drop out)59.6109230.1207
motivated (not unmotivated)59.5166834.949
shallow (not deep)59.440829.3235
preppy (not punk rock)59.195932.473
cool (not dorky)58.888129.7184
washed (not muddy)58.7102328.036
tall (not short)58.193226.6517
💩 (not 🌟)57.934132.6203
🐮 (not 🐷)57.790034.2272
brave (not careful)57.6109232.0435
emancipated (not enslaved)57.6122133.2412
thick (not thin)57.654929.6300
indie (not pop)57.4108033.744
poor (not rich)57.364019.1414
enlightened (not lost)57.066428.460
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.942131.0381
lewd (not tasteful)56.847230.9463
human (not animalistic)56.8132130.8440
side character (not main character)56.886134.728
comedic (not dramatic)56.645934.075
cheesy (not chic)56.486129.629
factual (not exaggerating)56.283235.373
humorless (not funny)56.160632.8459
atheist (not theist)56.1105234.7108
active (not slothful)56.0160028.9393
deranged (not reasonable)56.066630.8226
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.045633.8186
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)55.859435.681
cringeworthy (not inspiring)55.762129.9112
crazy (not sane)55.785331.5206
arcane (not mainstream)55.495937.0439
villainous (not heroic)55.143525.9515
monotone (not expressive)55.157537.857
pronatalist (not child free)54.750831.0392
ranged (not melee)54.797935.653
insider (not outsider)54.671133.9319
trusting (not charming)54.474924.4381
whippersnapper (not sage)54.484537.552
compersive (not jealous)54.385330.9401
🤠 (not 🤑)54.2114833.9204
unlucky (not fortunate)53.896126.6414
disarming (not creepy)53.2140228.1199
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.287935.661
sexual (not asexual)53.2130732.165
crafty (not scholarly)53.1114232.0491
👽 (not 🤡)53.0103532.5173
knowledgeable (not ignorant)52.6143334.165
Italian (not Swedish)52.496932.957
reasoned (not instinctual)52.276235.2404
radical (not centrist)52.1105938.940
monastic (not hedonist)51.976931.7138
machiavellian (not transparent)51.991838.936
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.874839.3346
slow-talking (not fast-talking)51.864930.666
oxymoron (not tautology)51.8125431.729
stinky (not fresh)51.756330.5265
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.662934.863
vain (not demure)51.399429.2396
civilized (not barbaric)51.2137329.5450
tactful (not indiscreet)51.2132235.7202
obsessed (not aloof)50.2152233.9414
white knight (not bad boy)50.6118030.640
shy (not playful)50.554326.2394

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Henry Spencer (0.863)
  2. Carlton Lassiter (0.835)
  3. Lieutenant Schrank (0.834)
  4. Saul Tigh (0.833)
  5. Jay Pritchett (0.832)
  6. Thomas Matthews (0.822)
  7. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.806)
  8. James Doakes (0.805)
  9. Javert (0.805)
  10. Ron Swanson (0.795)
  1. Brittany Pierce (-0.654)
  2. Dory (-0.629)
  3. Karen Smith (-0.611)
  4. Fez (-0.61)
  5. Olaf (-0.609)
  6. Midge Pinciotti (-0.604)
  7. Phil Dunphy (-0.593)
  8. Mayuri Shiina (-0.584)
  9. John Michael Dorian (-0.576)
  10. Ty Lee (-0.574)

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

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


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