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Alan Harper Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Alan Harper is a character from Two and Half Men.

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
weakass (not badass)95.019.930
dorky (not cool)93.278.4103
often crying (not never cries)92.959.034
beta (not alpha)92.789.6159
emotional (not unemotional)92.43411.425
submissive (not dominant)91.91512.2131
nerd (not jock)91.110816.6115
bookish (not sporty)90.911213.7119
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)90.979.746
careful (not brave)90.2211.8138
anxious (not calm)90.22710.6134
hypochondriac (not stoic)88.4614.139
obedient (not rebellious)88.31716.2117
basic (not hipster)87.72214.9137
soft (not hard)87.74016.6130
🎨 (not 🏀)87.41439.823
😬 (not 😏)87.4813.997
cheesy (not chic)87.12711.028
insecure (not confident)86.82014.4152
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)86.83415.6138
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)86.59616.032
preppy (not punk rock)86.29811.537
first-mate (not captain)86.16516.7129
awkward (not charming)86.02817.3116
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.03616.7131
tense (not relaxed)85.819815.6122
mild (not spicy)85.81518.7146
unambiguous (not mysterious)85.81316.4129
tame (not wild)85.71516.5151
water (not fire)85.72118.457
morning lark (not night owl)85.62015.0135
awkward (not suspicious)85.43219.0140
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.315921.8120
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.85017.8147
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.76516.394
metrosexual (not macho)84.73219.234
desperate (not high standards)84.33826.249
passive (not assertive)84.21818.7135
flower child (not goth)84.118117.036
🧠 (not 💪)84.028917.1110
vintage (not trendy)84.015714.032
sheltered (not street-smart)83.84519.6106
hesitant (not decisive)83.72018.0133
codependent (not independent)83.74722.7118
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)83.73216.333
puny (not mighty)83.51916.6130
conventional (not creative)83.26119.9123
intellectual (not physical)82.928719.5120
vulnerable (not armoured)82.93021.5150
self-conscious (not self-assured)82.53421.0114
overprepared (not efficient)82.4724.734
🐿 (not 🦇)82.012025.989
twitchy (not still)81.915617.144
traditional (not unorthodox)81.78424.5146
offended (not chill)81.616418.940
penny-pincher (not overspender)81.43523.3136
low self esteem (not narcissistic)81.35226.648
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.22521.241
neat (not messy)81.228726.1160
soft (not hard)81.112622.8117
unlucky (not fortunate)81.07420.7128
pacifist (not ferocious)81.07421.5132
traumatized (not flourishing)80.820820.942
repetitive (not varied)80.63818.8150
manicured (not scruffy)80.448522.8124
noob (not pro)80.42323.5109
🐀 (not 🐘)80.15924.1161
civilized (not barbaric)80.041419.3120
tailor (not blacksmith)79.914320.340
thinker (not doer)79.85025.138
dramatic (not no-nonsense)79.723023.2135
sheriff (not outlaw)79.322723.6122
average (not deviant)79.22524.3132
everyman (not chosen one)79.15827.328
French (not Russian)79.09420.443
gatherer (not hunter)79.014922.834
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.935824.0129
lost (not enlightened)78.612217.745
lover (not fighter)78.617925.535
white knight (not bad boy)78.630223.832
🧐 (not 😎)78.510722.184
weird (not normal)78.230620.7140
jealous (not opinionated)78.03027.728
kind (not cruel)77.962322.4127
OCD (not ADHD)77.824726.438
statist (not anarchist)77.69323.5144
human (not animalistic)77.552023.7144
cautious (not impulsive)77.320625.9127
touchy-feely (not distant)77.215327.939
envious (not prideful)77.11024.250
miserable (not joyful)76.927621.786
timid (not cocky)76.87420.832
domestic (not industrial)76.68625.4134
mundane (not extraordinary)76.55726.3124
tight (not loose)76.538426.642
pronatalist (not child free)76.48220.9114
classical (not avant-garde)76.315724.8102
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)76.324526.599
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.123623.838
family-first (not work-first)75.934821.0145
poor (not rich)75.819824.2114
apprentice (not master)75.614023.9135
enslaved (not emancipated)75.54025.7130
princess (not queen)75.49136.537
pensive (not serene)75.227119.130
politically correct (not edgy)75.215526.4126
💔 (not 💝)75.120430.8143
introvert (not extrovert)75.120023.1129
English (not German)75.064125.230
flimsy (not sturdy)75.07726.935
roundabout (not direct)74.94124.5121
thin (not thick)74.924823.2129
methodical (not astonishing)74.828625.6117
short (not tall)74.721520.7167
triggered (not trolling)74.719926.752
slovenly (not stylish)74.614325.5113
claustrophobic (not spelunker)74.56327.334
dramatic (not comedic)74.554326.140
frugal (not lavish)74.423026.0122
scientific (not artistic)74.339923.6121
non-gamer (not gamer)74.239835.533
orderly (not chaotic)74.141927.9115
scholarly (not crafty)74.116825.9134
corporate (not freelance)74.124522.040
thrifty (not extravagant)74.118223.538
vanilla (not kinky)73.923929.5143
valedictorian (not drop out)73.768429.697
meek (not bossy)73.614629.0126
🤡 (not 👽)73.413329.087
vegan (not cannibal)73.430928.646
skeptical (not spiritual)73.064125.5115
🥴 (not 🥳)73.022024.5109
rigid (not flexible)72.935225.7110
serious (not bold)72.918524.4142
works hard (not plays hard)72.865327.1160
sensible (not ludicrous)72.744326.7123
practical (not imaginative)72.750229.9142
stingy (not generous)72.726431.339
old (not young)72.632618.1140
respectful (not rude)72.554726.2156
moody (not stable)72.561326.2132
romantic (not dispassionate)72.561325.453
historical (not modern)72.430023.4135
hurried (not leisurely)72.423825.5109
jealous (not compersive)72.432122.7121
😭 (not 😀)72.020824.7101
trusting (not charming)71.811923.7107
clumsy (not coordinated)71.823828.7116
😇 (not 😈)71.744526.3110
reclusive (not social)71.631923.5149
shy (not bold)71.57722.9139
monochrome (not multicolored)71.529329.699
egalitarian (not racist)71.2117920.776
🤖 (not 👻)71.221528.499
diligent (not lazy)71.0131828.1143
opinionated (not neutral)71.0112825.941
🛌 (not 🧗)70.918430.7153
loyal (not traitorous)70.9112026.9128
tiresome (not interesting)70.88624.1140
precise (not vague)70.859829.9116
ugly (not beautiful)70.710123.5123
subdued (not exuberant)70.415428.130
proper (not scandalous)70.343731.7117
long-winded (not concise)70.318130.231
repulsive (not attractive)70.217422.1118
on-time (not tardy)70.278631.136
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.114525.6138
chatty (not reserved)70.052630.2117
yes-man (not contrarian)69.912430.932
believable (not poorly-written)69.8110126.041
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.755827.352
self-destructive (not self-improving)69.743432.541
linear (not circular)69.715630.748
well behaved (not mischievous)69.535329.0135
expressive (not stoic)69.459229.3123
involved (not remote)69.471726.7134
transparent (not machiavellian)69.228230.028
formal (not intimate)69.141928.3154
👟 (not 🥾)69.036935.0119
feminine (not masculine)68.953019.5127
oxymoron (not tautology)68.911725.025
ironic (not profound)68.924024.948
permanent (not transient)68.834529.2108
refined (not rugged)68.659530.0117
obsessed (not aloof)68.656530.4118
punchable (not loveable)68.631426.643
reasoned (not instinctual)68.527127.8129
gullible (not cynical)68.025834.230
helpless (not resourceful)67.98629.6152
slow (not fast)67.812826.2131
warm (not cold)67.862823.9118
off-key (not musical)67.537426.235
sad (not happy)67.464226.6118
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.372326.1109
devout (not heathen)67.144525.2106
depressed (not bright)67.135825.6145
🏌 (not 🤺)67.110432.8101
angelic (not demonic)67.065923.8125
washed (not muddy)67.072027.228
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.946429.894
serious (not playful)66.780226.3147
shy (not playful)66.716726.8127
🥶 (not 🥵)66.727629.447
paranoid (not naive)66.758136.547
foolish (not wise)66.436927.7143
innocent (not worldly)66.423026.2153
wholesome (not salacious)66.168930.080
dunce (not genius)66.021624.8153
whippersnapper (not sage)66.034528.932
theoretical (not empirical)65.88730.0119
picky (not always down)65.856533.342
soulful (not soulless)65.7114927.0128
🎃 (not 💀)65.640934.330
uninspiring (not charismatic)65.610729.9147
geriatric (not vibrant)65.318829.137
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.2107932.6120
not genocidal (not genocidal)65.2108532.026
sheeple (not conspiracist)65.110730.5119
pointed (not random)65.1106532.149
emotional (not logical)65.063032.0158
open-book (not secretive)65.031130.755
empath (not psychopath)65.088032.631
cat person (not dog person)65.050739.531
moderate (not extreme)64.930232.5150
🤐 (not 😜)64.857130.482
gossiping (not confidential)64.737630.5122
complimentary (not insulting)64.766428.0122
wavering (not resolute)64.712031.380
devoted (not unfaithful)64.7138531.233
sugarcoated (not frank)64.711030.942
prudish (not flirtatious)64.740127.427
🐐 (not 🦒)64.661533.2148
low-tech (not high-tech)64.656328.4117
giggling (not chortling)64.427031.449
studious (not goof-off)64.1102730.5107
close-minded (not open-minded)64.037827.6147
centrist (not radical)64.026435.542
biased (not impartial)63.988831.0122
creepy (not disarming)63.926328.4124
concrete (not abstract)63.864531.4111
cultured (not rustic)63.778326.127
reactive (not proactive)63.645335.730
Pepsi (not Coke)63.316837.533
bashful (not exhibitionist)63.125333.752
reliable (not experimental)63.071433.150
orange (not purple)62.943632.0129
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.658633.0114
innocent (not jaded)62.532833.130
literal (not metaphorical)62.475729.6132
frenzied (not sleepy)62.3128326.441
deep (not epic)62.237525.028
haunted (not blissful)62.2101230.836
💩 (not 🌟)62.027530.3106
forgiving (not vengeful)61.971130.7112
hypocritical (not equitable)61.951828.5149
political (not nonpolitical)61.771729.5115
gendered (not androgynous)61.7154031.2106
builder (not explorer)61.655627.5103
slugabed (not go-getter)61.69932.386
resigned (not resistant)61.58332.2137
urban (not rural)61.5107633.0146
existentialist (not nihilist)61.477730.4105
communal (not individualist)61.334331.8115
one-faced (not two-faced)61.3104333.446
conservative (not liberal)61.140332.793
pretentious (not unassuming)61.176834.2100
feminist (not sexist)61.1109930.4121
underachiever (not overachiever)61.120236.550
sober (not indulgent)61.055030.1145
high IQ (not low IQ)61.0145027.3142
realistic (not ambitious)61.040529.240
📉 (not 📈)60.921831.8124
heroic (not villainous)60.8123925.2113
regular (not zany)60.844032.3103
factual (not poetic)60.877132.150
realistic (not fantastical)60.683829.134
side character (not main character)60.675432.421
mainstream (not arcane)60.440232.1113
intense (not lighthearted)60.4109932.846
🙃 (not 🥰)60.159234.9149
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)60.148834.091
dry (not moist)60.159332.842
cooperative (not competitive)60.050132.0135
demanding (not unchallenging)60.0133134.734
sorrowful (not cheery)59.792427.3142
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.7113133.2126
outsider (not insider)59.670736.4135
consistent (not variable)59.688435.140
humble (not arrogant)59.363928.5132
introspective (not not introspective)59.3105332.3132
folksy (not presidential)59.363232.144
nurturing (not poisonous)59.2100428.3114
fearmongering (not reassuring)59.255631.725
🤔 (not 🤫)59.182832.6105
workaholic (not slacker)59.0138132.8142
judgemental (not accepting)58.877629.7116
honorable (not cunning)58.795228.4155
smooth (not rough)58.771831.9126
earth (not air)58.7100333.629
incompetent (not competent)58.524531.4131
shallow (not deep)58.541931.5128
guarded (not open)58.4130331.2129
trusting (not suspicious)58.363933.5127
exaggerating (not factual)58.377329.026
subjective (not objective)57.960833.6140
privileged (not oppressed)57.8113033.957
democratic (not authoritarian)57.789130.4104
crazy (not sane)57.778827.986
perceptive (not unobservant)57.7151933.437
bored (not interested)57.722833.336
entitled (not grateful)57.779124.934
rock (not rap)57.7158829.929
strict (not lenient)57.688530.8141
impatient (not patient)57.5103529.1120
demure (not vain)57.472928.7115
eloquent (not unpolished)57.2105830.6128
rational (not whimsical)57.098333.3145
gracious (not feisty)56.939628.3135
libertarian (not socialist)56.875129.7110
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.865432.0118
unambitious (not driven)56.511029.5111
mature (not juvenile)56.597032.3138
chaste (not lustful)56.462928.6127
🐩 (not 🐒)56.486635.975
oblivious (not alert)56.348633.1102
neurotypical (not autistic)56.1143830.3100
luddite (not technophile)56.177029.3113
🤠 (not 🤑)56.1109133.0112
fresh (not stinky)56.0125532.9160
pure (not debased)55.992727.7115
monotone (not expressive)55.755236.930
lewd (not tasteful)55.650330.2117
straightforward (not cryptic)55.5131230.2118
pop (not indie)55.547932.528
backdoor (not official)55.492935.2118
interrupting (not attentive)55.477328.647
🐷 (not 🐮)55.347234.4122
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.247032.287
reasonable (not deranged)55.2103832.893
summer (not winter)55.188435.832
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.068030.9118
western (not eastern)55.0136134.6113
scrub (not legit)55.031830.4115
unfixable (not fixable)54.857130.642
perverted (not clean)54.857633.744
minimalist (not pack rat)54.792833.792
important (not irrelevant)54.6161432.2184
asexual (not sexual)54.650429.730
freak (not normie)54.697035.042
receiving (not giving)54.664437.742
modest (not flamboyant)54.498431.3130
quiet (not loud)54.482829.6113
hoarder (not unprepared)54.3114133.2116
accommodating (not stubborn)54.339537.538
good-humored (not angry)53.8103327.0136
mad (not glad)53.8102429.0106
🐴 (not 🦄)53.7104236.5102
wooden (not plastic)53.7139935.434
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.696632.498
sweet (not bitter)53.694529.4116
selfish (not altruistic)53.577830.8147
slothful (not active)53.524029.6147
🧕 (not 💃)53.556332.1138
treasure (not trash)53.4156529.6116
knowledgeable (not ignorant)53.4140631.448
money-focused (not love-focused)53.457942.834
healthy (not sickly)53.3142728.2126
genuine (not sarcastic)53.397930.4125
philosophical (not real)53.248229.7106
indiscreet (not tactful)53.255732.4100
utilitarian (not decorative)52.9123030.8115
lowbrow (not highbrow)52.856930.093
predictable (not quirky)52.884037.436
protagonist (not antagonist)52.7144034.626
private (not gregarious)52.6121730.7128
generalist (not specialist)52.555732.0115
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.586932.7122
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.499533.1121
queer (not straight)52.441629.1144
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.494631.935
curious (not apathetic)52.3148530.7144
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.2102734.1115
quitter (not persistent)52.28133.697
mathematical (not literary)51.869432.2108
atheist (not theist)51.8119232.2101
prestigious (not disreputable)51.6126631.1109
🤣 (not 😊)51.471032.7103
gloomy (not sunny)51.4110133.127
ranged (not melee)51.4121235.136
humorless (not funny)51.377827.7125
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.3100033.839
analysis (not common sense)51.2114733.324
Roman (not Greek)51.1104535.538
simple (not complicated)51.053733.4108
Swedish (not Italian)50.992829.240
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.1100736.557
warm (not quarrelsome)50.892129.8149
realist (not idealist)50.2105134.2145
🧢 (not 🎩)50.494435.0117
unmotivated (not motivated)50.418138.229
monastic (not hedonist)50.584332.377

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Cyril Figgis (0.869)
  2. Stu (0.857)
  3. Milhouse Van Houten (0.832)
  4. Ross Geller (0.787)
  5. Eric Forman (0.78)
  6. George Michael Bluth (0.764)
  7. Kif Kroker (0.749)
  8. Columbus (0.749)
  9. Waylon Smithers (0.747)
  10. Ted Mosby (0.745)
  1. Tyler Durden (-0.634)
  2. Patrick Verona (-0.624)
  3. Lily (-0.616)
  4. Rhett Butler (-0.593)
  5. Phil (-0.589)
  6. Rusty Ryan (-0.582)
  7. Han Solo (-0.575)
  8. Samantha Jones (-0.572)
  9. Maeby Funke (-0.566)
  10. Damon Salvatore (-0.566)

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

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


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