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Alan Harper Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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)93.188.4102
beta (not alpha)92.879.6158
often crying (not never cries)92.388.928
emotional (not unemotional)92.04411.524
submissive (not dominant)91.81412.2130
nerd (not jock)91.110816.6115
bookish (not sporty)90.911013.8117
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)90.979.746
anxious (not calm)90.22810.6134
careful (not brave)90.0211.8136
obedient (not rebellious)88.31616.2117
basic (not hipster)87.92114.8136
hypochondriac (not stoic)87.8814.132
soft (not hard)87.64016.7128
🎨 (not 🏀)87.414110.022
😬 (not 😏)87.4913.997
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)86.83215.6138
insecure (not confident)86.72114.5149
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)86.49014.121
preppy (not punk rock)86.29711.537
awkward (not charming)86.12917.2117
first-mate (not captain)86.17016.7129
sensitive (not thick-skinned)85.94016.7129
tense (not relaxed)85.820015.6122
mild (not spicy)85.81418.7145
unambiguous (not mysterious)85.81116.4129
cheesy (not chic)85.64210.725
morning lark (not night owl)85.52115.0134
tame (not wild)85.51516.6149
awkward (not suspicious)85.43219.0140
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.315521.8120
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.14317.7144
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)85.06316.093
metrosexual (not macho)84.73119.234
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)84.52316.032
water (not fire)84.52919.150
flower child (not goth)84.517217.532
passive (not assertive)84.11718.8134
desperate (not high standards)84.14026.548
🧠 (not 💪)84.028417.1110
vintage (not trendy)84.014914.032
sheltered (not street-smart)83.84419.6106
conventional (not creative)83.75219.4122
puny (not mighty)83.71916.4128
codependent (not independent)83.74422.7118
hesitant (not decisive)83.62018.0132
self-conscious (not self-assured)83.52419.9111
intellectual (not physical)82.928919.5119
vulnerable (not armoured)82.93121.6149
low self esteem (not narcissistic)82.63925.447
overprepared (not efficient)82.4724.734
traditional (not unorthodox)82.17524.4144
offended (not chill)81.915319.139
🐿 (not 🦇)81.811626.088
twitchy (not still)81.515917.143
penny-pincher (not overspender)81.33423.4135
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.22621.241
neat (not messy)81.229026.2159
soft (not hard)81.112222.8117
unlucky (not fortunate)81.06920.8127
pacifist (not ferocious)81.06821.5132
manicured (not scruffy)80.846022.5123
repetitive (not varied)80.63818.9149
tailor (not blacksmith)80.612020.237
noob (not pro)80.42023.5109
traumatized (not flourishing)80.122221.140
civilized (not barbaric)80.040019.3120
🐀 (not 🐘)79.96624.3158
dramatic (not no-nonsense)79.822323.3133
thinker (not doer)79.35125.337
sheriff (not outlaw)79.321923.7121
average (not deviant)79.22524.3132
French (not Russian)79.29020.138
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.934924.1128
gatherer (not hunter)78.914923.233
lost (not enlightened)78.611517.745
lover (not fighter)78.617725.535
white knight (not bad boy)78.629124.231
everyman (not chosen one)78.36325.923
weird (not normal)78.230320.7140
🧐 (not 😎)78.111722.282
statist (not anarchist)77.69623.5144
kind (not cruel)77.561122.4125
human (not animalistic)77.451323.8143
cautious (not impulsive)77.320326.0126
envious (not prideful)77.11024.250
miserable (not joyful)76.926421.786
pronatalist (not child free)76.97220.3113
touchy-feely (not distant)76.915728.337
domestic (not industrial)76.68125.4134
mundane (not extraordinary)76.55426.4123
tight (not loose)76.536426.642
OCD (not ADHD)76.531727.434
thrifty (not extravagant)76.512620.631
classical (not avant-garde)76.315324.8102
pensive (not serene)76.222619.926
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)76.224526.698
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.123623.836
family-first (not work-first)75.934521.0144
timid (not cocky)75.98221.030
poor (not rich)75.818624.2114
triggered (not trolling)75.815325.851
enslaved (not emancipated)75.64125.8129
apprentice (not master)75.613723.9134
jealous (not opinionated)75.63929.024
politically correct (not edgy)75.215626.4126
💔 (not 💝)75.119530.8143
princess (not queen)75.110336.232
introvert (not extrovert)75.119723.2128
English (not German)75.061625.230
roundabout (not direct)74.94124.6120
thin (not thick)74.924523.3128
scientific (not artistic)74.836823.0119
slovenly (not stylish)74.613725.5113
short (not tall)74.620820.9154
methodical (not astonishing)74.528425.7115
frugal (not lavish)74.422326.0122
flimsy (not sturdy)74.38827.034
orderly (not chaotic)74.141327.9115
scholarly (not crafty)74.017326.1131
vanilla (not kinky)73.923029.5143
dramatic (not comedic)73.955826.239
meek (not bossy)73.814229.1123
valedictorian (not drop out)73.767429.697
vegan (not cannibal)73.530128.541
non-gamer (not gamer)73.442435.832
serious (not bold)73.417023.9140
🤡 (not 👽)73.312729.186
long-winded (not concise)73.212929.227
skeptical (not spiritual)73.062825.6114
rigid (not flexible)72.934125.7110
corporate (not freelance)72.926223.035
sensible (not ludicrous)72.743326.9121
practical (not imaginative)72.748129.9142
works hard (not plays hard)72.764327.3157
stingy (not generous)72.726031.339
🥴 (not 🥳)72.622124.5107
claustrophobic (not spelunker)72.67328.430
old (not young)72.631818.1140
romantic (not dispassionate)72.659025.551
respectful (not rude)72.453826.4154
moody (not stable)72.360326.3131
jealous (not compersive)72.231422.9119
historical (not modern)72.129723.5132
hurried (not leisurely)72.124925.7107
transparent (not machiavellian)72.019027.425
😭 (not 😀)71.820524.8100
trusting (not charming)71.812323.7107
clumsy (not coordinated)71.823428.7116
😇 (not 😈)71.742926.4109
shy (not bold)71.77422.9138
reclusive (not social)71.631423.5149
monochrome (not multicolored)71.528929.699
egalitarian (not racist)71.2115120.875
diligent (not lazy)71.1128028.2140
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.139130.835
🛌 (not 🧗)71.017430.8152
opinionated (not neutral)71.0110125.941
ironic (not profound)70.818623.546
loyal (not traitorous)70.6108726.8127
tiresome (not interesting)70.68724.0139
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.612425.3136
ugly (not beautiful)70.610423.6122
precise (not vague)70.560029.9115
🤖 (not 👻)70.522428.596
proper (not scandalous)70.442531.8116
subdued (not exuberant)70.414628.130
repulsive (not attractive)70.217222.1118
chatty (not reserved)70.051430.2117
on-time (not tardy)69.977631.535
believable (not poorly-written)69.8105226.041
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.754427.352
linear (not circular)69.714830.748
expressive (not stoic)69.656529.3124
👟 (not 🥾)69.534734.8118
involved (not remote)69.469426.7134
picky (not always down)69.342831.330
well behaved (not mischievous)69.335229.2133
feminine (not masculine)68.951019.5127
obsessed (not aloof)68.953830.1116
formal (not intimate)68.841828.5151
permanent (not transient)68.734429.3106
paranoid (not naive)68.449635.239
refined (not rugged)68.458430.1116
reasoned (not instinctual)68.426027.9126
punchable (not loveable)68.031626.642
helpless (not resourceful)67.97629.7151
warm (not cold)67.960824.0117
slow (not fast)67.812226.2131
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.869025.7108
off-key (not musical)67.536426.235
sad (not happy)67.461526.6118
angelic (not demonic)67.362823.6124
depressed (not bright)67.234325.7144
cat person (not dog person)67.244538.330
devout (not heathen)67.143725.2106
🎃 (not 💀)67.135834.029
shy (not playful)67.016026.8126
devoted (not unfaithful)67.0126528.828
not genocidal (not genocidal)67.097232.021
yes-man (not contrarian)67.018431.928
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.944829.894
🏌 (not 🤺)66.810532.898
🥶 (not 🥵)66.725828.443
serious (not playful)66.578826.4145
innocent (not worldly)66.522226.2151
soulful (not soulless)66.5108426.3126
foolish (not wise)66.436027.7143
gullible (not cynical)66.228934.728
wholesome (not salacious)66.167230.080
dunce (not genius)66.020924.8153
theoretical (not empirical)65.88830.0119
prudish (not flirtatious)65.836227.326
whippersnapper (not sage)65.533929.231
oxymoron (not tautology)65.525026.420
moderate (not extreme)65.427432.4147
uninspiring (not charismatic)65.310529.8146
🤐 (not 😜)65.353630.281
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.2106432.6120
sheeple (not conspiracist)65.110630.5119
pointed (not random)65.1104132.149
emotional (not logical)65.060932.0158
empath (not psychopath)65.086232.631
low-tech (not high-tech)64.853128.5116
gossiping (not confidential)64.835930.4120
giggling (not chortling)64.825432.044
wavering (not resolute)64.711931.380
🐐 (not 🦒)64.659133.2148
cultured (not rustic)64.573527.521
complimentary (not insulting)64.465228.0121
open-book (not secretive)64.331931.153
studious (not goof-off)64.1100930.5107
creepy (not disarming)63.926328.4124
centrist (not radical)63.926534.938
biased (not impartial)63.886531.1121
close-minded (not open-minded)63.837827.7146
concrete (not abstract)63.662831.5110
geriatric (not vibrant)63.620629.734
earth (not air)63.674832.126
washed (not muddy)63.682824.320
orange (not purple)63.539731.8126
Pepsi (not Coke)63.316437.533
bashful (not exhibitionist)63.123933.752
frenzied (not sleepy)63.0122026.438
reliable (not experimental)63.068033.150
reactive (not proactive)62.846135.727
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.656933.0114
innocent (not jaded)62.531833.130
deep (not epic)62.236225.028
haunted (not blissful)62.298530.836
literal (not metaphorical)62.176329.6131
underachiever (not overachiever)62.118136.248
💩 (not 🌟)62.027230.3106
forgiving (not vengeful)61.968230.7112
hypocritical (not equitable)61.852228.4149
gendered (not androgynous)61.7149431.2106
builder (not explorer)61.654227.6102
slugabed (not go-getter)61.610032.386
resigned (not resistant)61.58432.2137
urban (not rural)61.5104833.0146
political (not nonpolitical)61.471429.4114
existentialist (not nihilist)61.475530.4105
intense (not lighthearted)61.4103232.545
communal (not individualist)61.332531.8115
conservative (not liberal)61.139132.793
feminist (not sexist)61.1107930.4121
sugarcoated (not frank)61.117332.235
high IQ (not low IQ)61.0141227.4141
heroic (not villainous)60.9119625.3112
cooperative (not competitive)60.845431.7131
regular (not zany)60.841832.3103
sober (not indulgent)60.754530.2143
📉 (not 📈)60.721431.9123
factual (not poetic)60.676932.449
pretentious (not unassuming)60.578134.298
dry (not moist)60.556032.740
one-faced (not two-faced)60.5103333.343
mainstream (not arcane)60.438832.1113
demanding (not unchallenging)60.0130034.734
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.9108932.9124
🙃 (not 🥰)59.958734.8148
realistic (not fantastical)59.983230.329
realistic (not ambitious)59.941230.233
sorrowful (not cheery)59.789127.3142
introspective (not not introspective)59.7100932.0131
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.748434.190
outsider (not insider)59.669636.4135
workaholic (not slacker)59.6134032.6140
consistent (not variable)59.685435.140
humble (not arrogant)59.560328.6131
folksy (not presidential)59.360132.144
bored (not interested)59.319532.335
nurturing (not poisonous)59.296628.3114
pop (not indie)59.234832.325
judgemental (not accepting)58.875829.7116
honorable (not cunning)58.792128.4155
smooth (not rough)58.769332.0125
🤔 (not 🤫)58.782732.8103
guarded (not open)58.6125531.2128
trusting (not suspicious)58.561433.4125
incompetent (not competent)58.524031.4131
shallow (not deep)58.541331.6127
receiving (not giving)58.157136.136
subjective (not objective)57.956433.6140
privileged (not oppressed)57.8110533.957
democratic (not authoritarian)57.786230.4104
perceptive (not unobservant)57.7147733.437
entitled (not grateful)57.777124.934
strict (not lenient)57.686930.8141
demure (not vain)57.570728.8114
impatient (not patient)57.5100729.1120
crazy (not sane)57.378627.985
eloquent (not unpolished)57.2104030.8127
rational (not whimsical)57.195633.4144
gracious (not feisty)56.937928.3135
libertarian (not socialist)56.873729.7110
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.862932.0118
mature (not juvenile)56.893732.3137
money-focused (not love-focused)56.751642.430
chaste (not lustful)56.660328.7126
unambitious (not driven)56.411029.6110
oblivious (not alert)56.347433.1102
exaggerating (not factual)56.381128.824
neurotypical (not autistic)56.1141430.3100
luddite (not technophile)56.173529.3113
unfixable (not fixable)56.152229.841
fresh (not stinky)56.0122232.9160
fearmongering (not reassuring)56.061930.621
rock (not rap)56.0158129.927
pure (not debased)55.988627.7115
perverted (not clean)55.954333.032
🤠 (not 🤑)55.7106133.0111
monotone (not expressive)55.755236.930
lewd (not tasteful)55.648730.2117
straightforward (not cryptic)55.5126130.2118
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.543332.386
backdoor (not official)55.489735.2118
analysis (not common sense)55.493931.622
modest (not flamboyant)55.293430.9128
reasonable (not deranged)55.2101632.893
🐩 (not 🐒)55.288336.172
🐷 (not 🐮)55.146734.5121
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.066530.9118
important (not irrelevant)55.0155532.2182
scrub (not legit)55.030430.4115
minimalist (not pack rat)54.791333.792
hoarder (not unprepared)54.6109333.2115
asexual (not sexual)54.648629.730
quiet (not loud)54.479629.6113
interrupting (not attentive)54.477528.843
good-humored (not angry)54.399226.8133
western (not eastern)54.3131934.4111
accommodating (not stubborn)54.337337.538
mad (not glad)53.9100029.1105
selfish (not altruistic)53.774830.8146
🐴 (not 🦄)53.7100936.4100
knowledgeable (not ignorant)53.7135831.747
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.693832.498
summer (not winter)53.690535.531
slothful (not active)53.523729.6147
philosophical (not real)53.547029.7105
🧕 (not 💃)53.553532.1138
healthy (not sickly)53.3138428.1124
sweet (not bitter)53.292429.2115
indiscreet (not tactful)53.252132.4100
genuine (not sarcastic)53.095030.4124
treasure (not trash)53.0152529.5115
private (not gregarious)52.9116930.7127
utilitarian (not decorative)52.9120630.8115
lowbrow (not highbrow)52.854730.093
bad-cook (not good-cook)52.889234.535
generalist (not specialist)52.753532.0114
predictable (not quirky)52.782137.935
queer (not straight)52.539029.1143
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.584732.7122
freak (not normie)52.5102834.640
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.494733.1121
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.2100634.1115
quitter (not persistent)52.27333.697
curious (not apathetic)52.1144030.7141
prestigious (not disreputable)52.1121330.8108
wooden (not plastic)52.1140835.130
ranged (not melee)52.0113835.629
mathematical (not literary)51.867932.2108
atheist (not theist)51.8116932.2101
humorless (not funny)51.773727.8123
Swedish (not Italian)51.588429.339
Greek (not Roman)51.481134.431
gloomy (not sunny)51.4106133.127
antagonist (not protagonist)51.448834.224
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.295431.534
warm (not quarrelsome)50.988429.7146
😊 (not 🤣)50.1123332.8101
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.198036.557
realist (not idealist)50.2102834.2145
unmotivated (not motivated)50.217438.125
complicated (not simple)50.5140033.2107
monastic (not hedonist)50.581032.377
🧢 (not 🎩)50.591135.2115

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 (0.863)
  2. Stu (0.856)
  3. Milhouse Van Houten (0.829)
  4. Ross Geller (0.787)
  5. Eric Forman (0.783)
  6. George Michael Bluth (0.761)
  7. Kif Kroker (0.75)
  8. Columbus (0.75)
  9. Waylon Smithers (0.743)
  10. Ted Mosby (0.743)
  1. Tyler Durden (-0.632)
  2. Patrick Verona (-0.622)
  3. Lily (-0.613)
  4. Phil (-0.59)
  5. Rhett Butler (-0.589)
  6. Rusty Ryan (-0.579)
  7. Han Solo (-0.575)
  8. Samantha Jones (-0.571)
  9. Damon Salvatore (-0.567)
  10. Jennifer Check (-0.566)

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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