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Patrick Verona Personality Statistics

Patrick Verona is a character from 10 Things I Hate About You. 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
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)94.22710.0259
punk rock (not preppy)94.11010.7234
outlaw (not sheriff)92.81711.6165
rebellious (not obedient)92.0628.9182
beautiful (not ugly)90.911314.3199
spontaneous (not scheduled)89.85113.7199
independent (not codependent)89.83714.4170
attractive (not repulsive)89.57617.3185
street-smart (not sheltered)89.47111.7180
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)89.47916.6177
wild (not tame)89.17214.9201
mischievous (not well behaved)88.911915.7169
freelance (not corporate)88.66614.4229
interesting (not tiresome)87.84014.6169
😎 (not 🧐)87.74518.1186
😏 (not 😬)87.41817.3157
spicy (not mild)87.38015.3168
unorthodox (not traditional)87.36915.3184
bold (not shy)87.230716.6175
important (not irrelevant)87.118717.2202
individualist (not communal)87.06015.7182
night owl (not morning lark)86.76614.3187
tall (not short)86.65311.7206
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.13614.5203
charming (not awkward)85.98417.5198
cool (not dorky)85.66317.6182
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.45818.6232
alpha (not beta)85.319816.8171
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.213216.6211
🤺 (not 🏌)85.112118.3206
confidential (not gossiping)85.114915.6195
chaotic (not orderly)84.710515.6187
playful (not shy)84.219617.4172
masculine (not feminine)84.123417.3176
dominant (not submissive)83.927518.7196
scandalous (not proper)83.811817.8170
liberal (not conservative)83.87518.8190
confident (not insecure)83.717717.8191
rugged (not refined)83.67417.5212
blacksmith (not tailor)83.54117.2232
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)83.49217.1193
impulsive (not cautious)83.114717.8173
hunter (not gatherer)83.015417.3232
kinky (not vanilla)82.88918.9181
funny (not humorless)82.713418.1202
deviant (not average)82.512815.8178
persistent (not quitter)82.560519.7205
egalitarian (not racist)82.536115.2169
crafty (not scholarly)82.410016.7197
atheist (not theist)82.37318.0173
edgy (not politically correct)82.211919.4198
scruffy (not manicured)82.111318.5162
worldly (not innocent)82.121716.4203
goof-off (not studious)81.99818.2212
perceptive (not unobservant)81.939418.5214
artistic (not scientific)81.89814.7198
outsider (not insider)81.74724.5185
🌟 (not 💩)81.526922.6184
rhythmic (not stuttering)81.516018.5228
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.416919.1209
hipster (not basic)81.13620.6188
spontaneous (not deliberate)81.07523.1194
lenient (not strict)80.98221.6193
brave (not careful)80.815319.6203
charming (not trusting)80.78618.4198
anarchist (not statist)80.66421.0188
pro (not noob)80.633919.7182
creative (not conventional)80.415219.6184
resourceful (not helpless)80.443618.3210
drop out (not valedictorian)80.38421.3196
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.032022.2197
extraordinary (not mundane)79.925521.8194
mighty (not puny)79.827221.6203
💃 (not 🧕)79.720823.5169
🦇 (not 🐿)79.38721.9200
emancipated (not enslaved)79.214820.8177
messy (not neat)79.212718.6222
extreme (not moderate)79.130618.5198
🥾 (not 👟)78.911825.8153
literary (not mathematical)78.88417.6173
bold (not serious)78.716421.6188
master (not apprentice)78.634621.4185
armoured (not vulnerable)78.420920.5184
arcane (not mainstream)78.311923.2174
treasure (not trash)78.046022.6257
feisty (not gracious)77.831620.3198
spelunker (not claustrophobic)77.78419.5180
leisurely (not hurried)77.56923.0205
resistant (not resigned)77.220123.6223
intimate (not formal)77.09520.0162
vibrant (not geriatric)77.028723.5221
child free (not pronatalist)76.918221.8176
disreputable (not prestigious)76.98823.4175
secretive (not open-book)76.828423.7229
zany (not regular)76.721517.4186
loose (not tight)76.79224.6242
varied (not repetitive)76.61721.0202
👻 (not 🤖)76.67123.3202
suspicious (not awkward)76.426818.1189
captain (not first-mate)76.127625.6186
slacker (not workaholic)75.97522.0215
complicated (not simple)75.632724.4171
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.622822.2190
guarded (not open)75.442922.6176
calm (not anxious)75.310323.1176
instinctual (not reasoned)75.322623.0192
experimental (not reliable)75.116923.8236
fast (not slow)75.033620.9191
assertive (not passive)74.848825.9184
soulful (not soulless)74.850124.0199
romantic (not dispassionate)74.835423.5238
private (not gregarious)74.724525.3170
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.78124.9220
young (not old)74.739523.3213
efficient (not overprepared)74.618220.8229
plays hard (not works hard)74.413623.2217
thick-skinned (not sensitive)74.117725.7179
abstract (not concrete)73.812524.2178
🐒 (not 🐩)73.613425.7161
decisive (not hesitant)73.545325.2196
playful (not serious)73.319323.0172
lustful (not chaste)73.328622.0196
reclusive (not social)73.216624.5200
deep (not shallow)73.228622.1227
straight (not queer)73.160824.8197
📈 (not 📉)73.018327.1205
competitive (not cooperative)72.945024.9188
chill (not offended)72.811925.2261
unpatriotic (not patriotic)72.43324.7170
English (not German)72.450627.4202
narcissistic (not low self esteem)72.334520.2275
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.128722.8164
fixable (not unfixable)72.019523.5211
avant-garde (not classical)71.913024.5176
high IQ (not low IQ)71.970922.6211
Italian (not Swedish)71.921725.6215
heathen (not devout)71.617122.4174
astonishing (not methodical)71.511725.5195
moody (not stable)71.243521.3231
sarcastic (not genuine)71.228123.1214
open-minded (not close-minded)71.129923.0176
👽 (not 🤡)71.119924.0183
musical (not off-key)71.114826.6205
poor (not rich)71.119118.6181
direct (not roundabout)71.048828.4174
backdoor (not official)71.027128.2157
indulgent (not sober)70.932023.4207
folksy (not presidential)70.922823.7200
poetic (not factual)70.715226.3246
arrogant (not humble)70.640821.2196
moist (not dry)70.513525.1211
🐘 (not 🐀)69.920526.8186
sturdy (not flimsy)69.950926.5209
explorer (not builder)69.826728.3158
🥰 (not 🙃)69.722532.1187
believable (not poorly-written)69.672523.2236
urban (not rural)69.549027.2181
ferocious (not pacifist)69.448426.8190
debased (not pure)69.430824.7195
competent (not incompetent)69.473526.1187
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.324528.7134
💝 (not 💔)69.325631.5174
relaxed (not tense)69.29026.1192
bossy (not meek)69.260324.0180
😈 (not 😇)69.130626.4170
loveable (not punchable)69.041326.7224
remote (not involved)68.64527.9188
🧗 (not 🛌)68.544528.9170
reserved (not chatty)68.330926.9163
unpolished (not eloquent)68.224227.9180
macho (not metrosexual)68.221425.7221
🧢 (not 🎩)68.131832.0194
democratic (not authoritarian)67.732631.9164
neurotypical (not autistic)67.765127.0156
intense (not lighthearted)67.757327.5201
😜 (not 🤐)67.531331.9178
unprepared (not hoarder)67.413322.8170
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)67.459528.6194
hedonist (not monastic)67.328024.6121
chortling (not giggling)67.342526.5209
introspective (not not introspective)66.942624.5191
quarrelsome (not warm)66.745724.1201
flamboyant (not modest)66.536027.6180
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)66.416928.7193
skeptical (not spiritual)66.264727.1190
barbaric (not civilized)66.220020.4195
frugal (not lavish)66.137324.6184
disorganized (not self-disciplined)66.120228.0187
jock (not nerd)65.931221.2185
realist (not idealist)65.732529.9179
aloof (not obsessed)65.64923.0175
crazy (not sane)65.638624.6196
alert (not oblivious)65.659226.2167
weird (not normal)65.647321.2199
variable (not consistent)65.616228.1267
feminist (not sexist)65.363422.9198
whimsical (not rational)65.230026.6198
knowledgeable (not ignorant)65.067426.1235
loyal (not traitorous)64.883526.0198
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.842529.4187
disarming (not creepy)64.864925.8192
hard (not soft)64.649626.7204
kind (not cruel)64.570321.7181
legit (not scrub)64.474028.0141
self-destructive (not self-improving)64.441227.2233
suspicious (not trusting)64.249926.1185
circular (not linear)64.222928.6178
🐮 (not 🐷)63.928929.5176
genius (not dunce)63.563923.8241
good-humored (not angry)63.547227.7195
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.536928.7174
😀 (not 😭)63.334228.0197
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.329729.4214
oppressed (not privileged)63.223426.1211
trolling (not triggered)63.218828.9209
coordinated (not clumsy)63.169330.1156
thick (not thin)63.028724.9200
industrial (not domestic)63.036428.2189
luddite (not technophile)62.934023.6116
active (not slothful)62.891926.6194
hard (not soft)62.851825.2176
salacious (not wholesome)62.638128.2179
curious (not apathetic)62.568428.0178
exuberant (not subdued)62.553529.1198
🐴 (not 🦄)62.344634.2198
imaginative (not practical)62.029730.4196
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)61.945832.5146
rough (not smooth)61.938929.1182
healthy (not sickly)61.878328.2193
vain (not demure)61.848125.9213
💪 (not 🧠)61.725227.1204
cunning (not honorable)61.537327.7227
mad (not glad)61.453025.2167
vague (not precise)61.319026.1174
metaphorical (not literal)61.118830.6199
deranged (not reasonable)61.135825.3168
heroic (not villainous)61.079224.7191
cannibal (not vegan)60.744328.9203
ludicrous (not sensible)60.537625.6210
low-tech (not high-tech)60.347725.0176
modern (not historical)60.353831.6185
western (not eastern)60.358428.8148
juvenile (not mature)60.143726.7194
flexible (not rigid)59.932528.1174
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.952626.0165
fresh (not stinky)59.475228.0170
gloomy (not sunny)59.455225.1259
gendered (not androgynous)59.1108030.5182
utilitarian (not decorative)58.767228.1152
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.649028.0190
impatient (not patient)58.667529.8190
minimalist (not pack rat)58.649130.4185
compersive (not jealous)58.145425.8158
resolute (not wavering)58.180027.8141
traumatized (not flourishing)58.069326.2224
demonic (not angelic)57.942324.9204
real (not philosophical)57.973129.4216
insulting (not complimentary)57.847727.6183
driven (not unambitious)57.6111629.1160
frenzied (not sleepy)57.599926.7242
purple (not orange)57.444634.2202
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.331228.3176
socialist (not libertarian)57.216831.3167
transient (not permanent)57.033729.9166
nihilist (not existentialist)57.026929.7156
🤫 (not 🤔)56.927634.6173
accepting (not judgemental)56.847428.2210
forgiving (not vengeful)56.755327.8162
French (not Russian)56.666030.0195
specialist (not generalist)56.568429.6150
diligent (not lazy)56.3108027.6202
tactful (not indiscreet)56.373729.4174
straightforward (not cryptic)56.284134.0206
whippersnapper (not sage)56.150931.3166
rude (not respectful)56.043025.4189
nonpolitical (not political)55.939432.2210
🤠 (not 🤑)55.869334.0164
wise (not foolish)55.665726.8222
go-getter (not slugabed)55.6106130.4157
🐐 (not 🦒)55.677232.3151
🥳 (not 🥴)55.542334.0179
tasteful (not lewd)55.477531.7166
fortunate (not unlucky)55.249425.1200
physical (not intellectual)55.139830.5159
cosmopolitan (not provincial)55.157930.7161
sweet (not bitter)54.957424.9205
stylish (not slovenly)54.776930.3195
sorrowful (not cheery)54.671226.7169
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.552930.2185
human (not animalistic)54.389128.1176
unassuming (not pretentious)54.343331.2228
sad (not happy)53.974123.3187
loud (not quiet)53.864831.4179
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)53.348337.7200
theoretical (not empirical)53.134830.2180
enlightened (not lost)53.053627.3247
introvert (not extrovert)52.747529.5206
Greek (not Roman)52.752432.7201
selfish (not altruistic)52.656224.1198
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.445430.6145
cold (not warm)52.157225.4226
bookish (not sporty)52.079129.9194
family-first (not work-first)52.061930.2134
miserable (not joyful)52.077423.5195
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.041529.1226
emotional (not logical)51.770427.3224
impartial (not biased)51.723530.2167
poisonous (not nurturing)51.649624.1162
equitable (not hypocritical)51.170727.4247
🤣 (not 😊)51.049132.5183
monochrome (not multicolored)50.167035.7170
ranged (not melee)50.182031.9158
expressive (not stoic)50.877031.8190
bright (not depressed)50.371626.1168
subjective (not objective)50.471729.6171

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Spike Spiegel (0.862)
  2. Steven Hyde (0.844)
  3. Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones (0.834)
  4. Nicky Nichols (0.828)
  5. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.826)
  1. Alan Harper (-0.667)
  2. Peter (-0.666)
  3. Cyril Figgis (-0.652)
  4. Mr. William Collins (-0.622)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.612)

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: ESFP (r = 0.71)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.69)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.63)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.6)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.57)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.52)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.39)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.3)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.29)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.28)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.26)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.16)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.14)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.1)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.09)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.08)
  19. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.01)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.02)
  22. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.06)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.09)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.23)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.26)


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