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Red Forman Personality Statistics

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. 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
masculine (not feminine)95.6139.0438
straight (not queer)95.5413.4185
direct (not roundabout)95.199.9396
strict (not lenient)94.41410.4430
tense (not relaxed)94.449.9465
hard (not soft)94.11310.1424
judgemental (not accepting)94.02511.3349
rigid (not flexible)93.978.9454
practical (not imaginative)93.9311.5455
dominant (not submissive)93.84011.5474
bossy (not meek)93.62912.4416
mad (not glad)93.0710.9188
serious (not playful)92.91912.4427
conventional (not creative)92.8411.4449
hard (not soft)92.81112.3112
tight (not loose)92.8916.544
macho (not metrosexual)92.7611.256
assertive (not passive)92.33215.7465
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)92.3511.4445
straightforward (not cryptic)92.2317.5466
armoured (not vulnerable)92.1914.1422
pessimistic (not optimistic)92.0112.7456
intense (not lighthearted)92.04610.533
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.98712.9416
impatient (not patient)91.72613.8159
concrete (not abstract)91.7114.5201
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)91.61215.4185
cannibal (not vegan)91.51711.137
quarrelsome (not warm)91.24212.2484
close-minded (not open-minded)91.21312.4506
guarded (not open)91.13916.3427
sheriff (not outlaw)91.11615.3466
uncreative (not open to new experinces)90.9513.5449
penny-pincher (not overspender)90.8213.2282
hunter (not gatherer)90.84111.546
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.63514.3419
gendered (not androgynous)90.54719.9167
skeptical (not spiritual)90.41414.2411
frugal (not lavish)90.2114.7401
offended (not chill)90.22314.250
bitter (not sweet)89.94213.5420
alpha (not beta)89.99217.0438
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.84115.3433
rough (not smooth)89.81113.1451
real (not philosophical)89.5417.1347
captain (not first-mate)89.58217.4518
bold (not shy)89.422315.2445
insulting (not complimentary)89.43016.196
basic (not hipster)89.2915.8451
suspicious (not trusting)89.07217.1465
gloomy (not sunny)89.03012.241
authoritarian (not democratic)88.84819.9407
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)88.82417.5414
master (not apprentice)88.811114.1220
reclusive (not social)88.82013.5334
sturdy (not flimsy)88.85918.546
works hard (not plays hard)88.74119.0447
ferocious (not pacifist)88.37416.3458
traditional (not unorthodox)88.31820.8123
suspicious (not awkward)88.22615.9458
🐴 (not 🦄)88.11720.9207
feisty (not gracious)88.05413.7495
cold (not warm)87.95515.7442
thick-skinned (not sensitive)87.6919.7523
competitive (not cooperative)87.215717.9441
angry (not good-humored)87.23217.5438
old (not young)87.05411.4435
sarcastic (not genuine)87.03622.1494
realist (not idealist)86.91422.0120
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.84522.4176
private (not gregarious)86.73818.7450
persistent (not quitter)86.641717.7195
builder (not explorer)86.6412.3496
no-nonsense (not dramatic)86.62024.6182
conservative (not liberal)86.53222.4206
factual (not poetic)86.42222.739
consistent (not variable)86.42720.351
self-assured (not self-conscious)86.25419.0428
orderly (not chaotic)86.16120.9386
rational (not whimsical)86.14720.9429
reserved (not chatty)85.96217.7437
down2earth (not head@clouds)85.93321.6405
historical (not modern)85.73315.5307
decisive (not hesitant)85.613420.5431
low-tech (not high-tech)85.63217.7426
permanent (not transient)85.41416.1147
diligent (not lazy)85.242519.3472
utilitarian (not decorative)84.83019.389
corporate (not freelance)84.66021.733
luddite (not technophile)84.51119.6391
miserable (not joyful)84.56816.3174
dry (not moist)84.51717.554
studious (not goof-off)84.321521.1198
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)84.33722.0167
scientific (not artistic)84.110516.3427
modest (not flamboyant)84.05222.7448
workaholic (not slacker)84.032520.5110
political (not nonpolitical)83.910021.2430
provincial (not cosmopolitan)83.81718.6393
coordinated (not clumsy)83.722919.3416
linear (not circular)83.4821.741
serious (not bold)83.12324.4458
vengeful (not forgiving)82.817317.7433
methodical (not astonishing)82.86020.5403
biased (not impartial)82.810322.5449
formal (not intimate)82.87022.8261
off-key (not musical)82.82720.840
confident (not insecure)82.620623.4407
resourceful (not helpless)82.636421.0116
Roman (not Greek)82.6618.137
geriatric (not vibrant)82.5720.124
mighty (not puny)82.320221.2462
monochrome (not multicolored)82.35423.390
chortling (not giggling)82.34515.638
sorrowful (not cheery)82.27516.0444
competent (not incompetent)81.837020.7400
alert (not oblivious)81.520220.6187
resolute (not wavering)81.412424.7180
🥴 (not 🥳)81.34220.4171
repetitive (not varied)81.23319.1189
classical (not avant-garde)81.24823.6111
literal (not metaphorical)81.14226.1422
confidential (not gossiping)81.123722.9493
sexist (not feminist)80.99019.2233
official (not backdoor)80.85424.5454
🥾 (not 👟)80.79628.6173
dispassionate (not romantic)80.53023.043
logical (not emotional)80.08226.2441
independent (not codependent)79.723428.0455
neurotypical (not autistic)79.614121.2394
🙃 (not 🥰)79.69425.5276
precise (not vague)79.420025.0319
neat (not messy)79.226721.5327
apathetic (not curious)79.1725.2425
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.922722.346
mature (not juvenile)78.820325.8112
proper (not scandalous)78.614723.2433
🤖 (not 👻)78.35725.1167
reliable (not experimental)78.215523.145
libertarian (not socialist)78.13329.2436
soulless (not soulful)78.09521.8126
individualist (not communal)78.020129.3108
loyal (not traitorous)77.955323.0398
rude (not respectful)77.814722.2448
vanilla (not kinky)77.810926.0407
😈 (not 😇)77.619721.6204
orange (not purple)77.47024.9372
important (not irrelevant)77.451822.6282
🤐 (not 😜)77.411726.6179
legit (not scrub)77.134424.4252
extreme (not moderate)77.035026.2392
unambiguous (not mysterious)77.010528.1487
🐐 (not 🦒)77.05924.7295
poisonous (not nurturing)76.617721.4158
believable (not poorly-written)76.638322.551
blacksmith (not tailor)76.511824.233
worldly (not innocent)76.436022.5437
moody (not stable)76.331026.7416
cruel (not kind)76.313617.3456
jock (not nerd)76.218024.3406
morning lark (not night owl)76.28324.5302
wise (not foolish)76.022620.2442
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.812326.7377
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.635424.335
arrogant (not humble)75.532623.0451
remote (not involved)75.51624.4408
pro (not noob)75.449128.3178
empirical (not theoretical)75.24528.5382
🤔 (not 🤫)74.98029.4174
resistant (not resigned)74.529629.3491
🧐 (not 😎)74.414029.5187
introvert (not extrovert)74.312426.7439
demonic (not angelic)74.318717.7470
😬 (not 😏)74.18426.5189
traumatized (not flourishing)74.027222.842
🤣 (not 😊)73.811523.8194
loud (not quiet)73.733825.8444
driven (not unambitious)73.479025.3428
secretive (not open-book)73.436127.936
mundane (not extraordinary)73.26525.5446
stoic (not expressive)73.015631.1441
hoarder (not unprepared)72.815519.9395
depressed (not bright)72.612322.1401
cautious (not impulsive)72.121429.3432
obedient (not rebellious)71.516030.6410
street-smart (not sheltered)71.443828.0407
🧕 (not 💃)71.25327.5272
industrial (not domestic)71.017130.594
triggered (not trolling)71.024932.442
sad (not happy)70.730419.6446
perceptive (not unobservant)70.172729.255
privileged (not oppressed)69.854328.734
mathematical (not literary)69.515327.9399
chaste (not lustful)69.416425.0397
repulsive (not attractive)69.313621.1433
rugged (not refined)69.129428.7480
pretentious (not unassuming)68.836630.8166
unfixable (not fixable)68.818732.853
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)68.518326.2172
unpolished (not eloquent)68.224227.8477
regular (not zany)68.212929.7151
🦇 (not 🐿)68.025931.4161
salacious (not wholesome)67.929328.6189
western (not eastern)67.926532.0237
😭 (not 😀)67.923028.3184
high IQ (not low IQ)67.680521.5505
sporty (not bookish)67.427528.3428
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.429628.3150
minimalist (not pack rat)67.325128.0174
slovenly (not stylish)67.217726.0426
rural (not urban)67.116728.9277
🧢 (not 🎩)67.033632.4174
treasure (not trash)66.878126.1209
selfish (not altruistic)66.734926.2456
normal (not weird)66.621428.6429
spicy (not mild)66.552031.9449
sensible (not ludicrous)66.045733.5422
objective (not subjective)65.815134.494
🛌 (not 🧗)65.818831.7292
nihilist (not existentialist)65.610631.582
tame (not wild)65.625629.6397
work-first (not family-first)65.444127.9532
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.325031.1245
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.251533.4290
prestigious (not disreputable)64.853227.9376
racist (not egalitarian)64.611726.3185
Russian (not French)64.618834.738
anxious (not calm)64.547629.8422
🐘 (not 🐀)64.331433.9275
genius (not dunce)64.062122.3462
simple (not complicated)63.915632.6422
hurried (not leisurely)63.839229.9488
ugly (not beautiful)63.712927.8108
edgy (not politically correct)63.450732.4422
focused on the present (not focused on the future)63.131031.1454
📈 (not 📉)63.152933.2190
sober (not indulgent)62.933132.8420
uninspiring (not charismatic)62.810430.2503
go-getter (not slugabed)62.891930.4181
presidential (not folksy)62.547433.739
healthy (not sickly)62.477225.8409
physical (not intellectual)62.230030.7411
🐒 (not 🐩)62.135731.0198
scruffy (not manicured)61.635032.0466
debased (not pure)61.443627.9376
awkward (not charming)61.329025.7423
hypocritical (not equitable)61.336131.2124
💔 (not 💝)61.138930.7258
honorable (not cunning)60.955130.6490
average (not deviant)60.925831.7318
English (not German)60.894338.233
tiresome (not interesting)60.716029.3442
🏌 (not 🤺)60.314436.4201
devout (not heathen)60.249329.4381
statist (not anarchist)60.146335.7251
frenzied (not sleepy)60.192231.734
not introspective (not introspective)60.020533.5232
cool (not dorky)59.957430.2163
fast (not slow)59.876128.7425
well behaved (not mischievous)59.640133.5418
tall (not short)59.657825.6442
valedictorian (not drop out)59.273630.2189
subdued (not exuberant)59.131433.432
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.051830.339
💪 (not 🧠)58.829231.9216
💩 (not 🌟)58.723731.9177
shallow (not deep)58.530829.8212
🐮 (not 🐷)58.453934.1253
atheist (not theist)58.261234.891
generalist (not specialist)58.123332.584
brave (not careful)58.069931.9416
emancipated (not enslaved)57.579833.2402
poor (not rich)57.440919.0409
thick (not thin)57.438329.3290
human (not animalistic)57.283730.9432
lewd (not tasteful)56.933531.0457
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.932230.8366
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.828533.9168
deranged (not reasonable)56.443930.0210
humorless (not funny)56.238932.8450
crazy (not sane)56.057431.0185
preppy (not punk rock)56.068134.545
ranged (not melee)55.959138.228
punchable (not loveable)55.838829.641
active (not slothful)55.7104228.8395
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.753134.837
arcane (not mainstream)55.064037.1429
villainous (not heroic)54.930725.9511
pronatalist (not child free)54.933631.1369
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.973633.446
compersive (not jealous)54.852931.0390
cringeworthy (not inspiring)54.844328.890
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)54.443737.756
trusting (not charming)54.347724.3381
insider (not outsider)54.248933.4307
efficient (not overprepared)54.094032.535
unlucky (not fortunate)53.660526.6414
crafty (not scholarly)53.574831.8486
disarming (not creepy)53.590727.4180
Italian (not Swedish)53.564131.339
enlightened (not lost)53.352729.943
slow-talking (not fast-talking)53.239431.244
sage (not whippersnapper)52.756436.335
🤠 (not 🤑)52.675133.7182
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.543939.2330
knowledgeable (not ignorant)52.593333.941
monastic (not hedonist)52.347331.8128
reasoned (not instinctual)52.250535.3398
👽 (not 🤡)52.069232.1153
stinky (not fresh)51.838030.8253
shy (not playful)51.332326.1381
civilized (not barbaric)51.290429.5439
vain (not demure)51.068929.1385
tactful (not indiscreet)51.087535.8190
obsessed (not aloof)50.398033.9405

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. Saul Tigh (0.823)
  2. Thomas Matthews (0.815)
  3. James Doakes (0.808)
  4. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.808)
  5. Javert (0.794)
  1. Brittany Pierce (-0.671)
  2. Dory (-0.642)
  3. Olaf (-0.64)
  4. Midge Pinciotti (-0.636)
  5. Fez (-0.635)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.43)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.38)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.37)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.37)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.27)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.22)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.11)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.11)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.1)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.1)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.07)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.05)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.03)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.0)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.03)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.05)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.07)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.09)
  19. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.13)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.13)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.22)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.25)
  23. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.29)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.33)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.37)


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