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Randall Pearson Personality Statistics

Randall Pearson is a character from This Is Us. 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
valedictorian (not drop out)97.745.959
driven (not unambitious)94.9418.147
workaholic (not slacker)94.6328.133
diligent (not lazy)94.1677.541
egalitarian (not racist)93.3119.645
persistent (not quitter)92.811411.468
high IQ (not low IQ)92.6979.530
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.42511.345
competent (not incompetent)90.31219.834
neat (not messy)90.25019.452
political (not nonpolitical)90.13414.443
studious (not goof-off)89.97617.243
eloquent (not unpolished)89.35811.532
go-getter (not slugabed)88.97814.945
tight (not loose)88.74515.657
loyal (not traitorous)88.423116.337
tense (not relaxed)88.39613.954
straight (not queer)88.310517.349
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.312116.552
preppy (not punk rock)88.34711.866
sheriff (not outlaw)88.24211.346
active (not slothful)88.012414.334
scholarly (not crafty)87.81615.845
anxious (not calm)87.64319.539
bookish (not sporty)87.315016.046
important (not irrelevant)87.019012.971
official (not backdoor)86.91410.634
proper (not scandalous)86.73813.932
well behaved (not mischievous)86.61818.850
genius (not dunce)86.410512.988
soulful (not soulless)86.316716.549
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)86.34619.057
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.222617.842
works hard (not plays hard)85.79216.956
manicured (not scruffy)85.423819.934
rich (not poor)85.321014.225
precise (not vague)85.28520.737
civilized (not barbaric)85.016117.443
fresh (not stinky)84.910816.670
human (not animalistic)84.712910.933
methodical (not astonishing)84.64123.236
scientific (not artistic)84.310314.450
treasure (not trash)84.320318.494
presidential (not folksy)84.36411.956
refined (not rugged)84.29713.733
orderly (not chaotic)83.88821.148
believable (not poorly-written)83.711419.048
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.518216.554
nerd (not jock)83.418916.447
hurried (not leisurely)83.32915.147
politically correct (not edgy)83.21717.646
intellectual (not physical)83.120615.438
heroic (not villainous)83.028113.839
obsessed (not aloof)82.99218.746
practical (not imaginative)82.810315.844
perceptive (not unobservant)82.736620.460
pronatalist (not child free)82.52717.239
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.417124.548
rational (not whimsical)82.211624.353
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.225715.756
English (not German)82.014322.249
🧗 (not 🛌)81.518320.063
complicated (not simple)81.418116.033
introspective (not not introspective)81.37122.161
tame (not wild)81.24017.656
deep (not shallow)81.210417.2117
corporate (not freelance)81.29719.058
high-tech (not low-tech)80.812517.734
respectful (not rude)80.019517.738
technophile (not luddite)79.88119.846
feminist (not sexist)79.730921.755
involved (not remote)79.616323.646
guarded (not open)79.531618.241
sensible (not ludicrous)79.514922.845
legit (not scrub)79.525621.464
frenzied (not sleepy)79.521421.456
coordinated (not clumsy)79.434820.642
permanent (not transient)79.46120.737
prestigious (not disreputable)79.317516.237
triggered (not trolling)79.25517.055
honorable (not cunning)79.115520.6113
kind (not cruel)79.137822.541
nurturing (not poisonous)79.023917.240
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)79.014724.341
patriotic (not unpatriotic)78.918713.044
claustrophobic (not spelunker)78.93021.562
master (not apprentice)78.734216.538
🤖 (not 👻)78.65416.334
classical (not avant-garde)78.39018.540
romantic (not dispassionate)78.226921.352
🌟 (not 💩)78.138322.444
confidential (not gossiping)77.731920.138
🧠 (not 💪)77.733625.562
🐩 (not 🐒)77.717122.338
tailor (not blacksmith)77.618123.335
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)77.65224.753
gendered (not androgynous)77.457724.028
strict (not lenient)77.322321.345
concrete (not abstract)77.011927.345
consistent (not variable)77.015325.262
🤔 (not 🤫)76.96126.551
mature (not juvenile)76.526122.958
💝 (not 💔)76.413525.558
morning lark (not night owl)76.48121.140
alert (not oblivious)76.334922.951
urban (not rural)76.227921.867
tactful (not indiscreet)76.118324.042
tasteful (not lewd)76.123021.349
disarming (not creepy)76.027818.445
resourceful (not helpless)76.057918.229
rigid (not flexible)75.918517.329
intense (not lighthearted)75.839522.545
genuine (not sarcastic)75.819720.146
wholesome (not salacious)75.725223.258
👟 (not 🥾)75.612428.943
obedient (not rebellious)75.510926.039
resolute (not wavering)75.527124.047
reliable (not experimental)75.420727.253
alpha (not beta)75.140823.738
statist (not anarchist)75.111023.764
pro (not noob)75.049823.364
competitive (not cooperative)74.840621.434
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.831724.848
altruistic (not selfish)74.425523.945
builder (not explorer)74.49819.648
captain (not first-mate)74.330225.238
fast (not slow)74.236527.037
beautiful (not ugly)73.962520.938
traditional (not unorthodox)73.417126.945
wise (not foolish)73.327219.037
😇 (not 😈)73.126622.553
tall (not short)72.928319.832
devout (not heathen)72.919625.539
attractive (not repulsive)72.855123.145
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.626822.647
🧐 (not 😎)72.517427.147
loveable (not punchable)72.533625.261
utilitarian (not decorative)72.231723.437
fortunate (not unlucky)72.013424.444
extreme (not moderate)71.946623.748
mathematical (not literary)71.912825.129
curious (not apathetic)71.835828.436
existentialist (not nihilist)71.812324.733
cautious (not impulsive)71.722028.937
masculine (not feminine)71.747220.349
serious (not bold)71.714025.950
reasoned (not instinctual)71.613324.036
bossy (not meek)71.655923.154
basic (not hipster)71.429824.334
literal (not metaphorical)71.322433.439
focused on the future (not focused on the present)71.210829.743
reasonable (not deranged)71.234423.444
repetitive (not varied)71.218026.054
healthy (not sickly)71.053125.748
🐘 (not 🐀)70.919025.551
vanilla (not kinky)70.823022.131
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)70.818520.341
direct (not roundabout)70.549926.241
factual (not poetic)70.229925.765
angelic (not demonic)70.235924.731
serious (not playful)70.146922.630
conventional (not creative)70.120024.747
overprepared (not efficient)70.14629.655
🎩 (not 🧢)69.940028.152
skeptical (not spiritual)69.753929.253
family-first (not work-first)69.733327.560
neurotypical (not autistic)69.557624.839
traumatized (not flourishing)69.340623.967
pure (not debased)69.233425.225
vegan (not cannibal)69.028025.652
🥰 (not 🙃)68.924629.162
linear (not circular)68.714431.147
domestic (not industrial)68.020624.749
careful (not brave)67.614527.053
stylish (not slovenly)67.650725.937
extraordinary (not mundane)67.456726.051
pretentious (not unassuming)67.240325.240
🐮 (not 🐷)67.215926.146
dorky (not cool)67.129324.854
sober (not indulgent)67.024828.451
biased (not impartial)66.753726.140
hoarder (not unprepared)66.734520.641
offended (not chill)66.242026.867
mighty (not puny)65.962524.838
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.822525.564
ranged (not melee)65.623824.537
sheltered (not street-smart)65.524926.138
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.543026.240
straightforward (not cryptic)65.454627.935
modest (not flamboyant)65.144128.445
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')65.14030.421
sturdy (not flimsy)65.063026.857
resistant (not resigned)64.866329.285
liberal (not conservative)64.849329.550
assertive (not passive)64.772229.738
formal (not intimate)64.637228.669
🐿 (not 🦇)64.543626.038
fixable (not unfixable)64.443127.060
smooth (not rough)64.334630.139
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.241334.647
🏌 (not 🤺)64.29931.555
forgiving (not vengeful)64.042026.747
bold (not shy)63.993528.864
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.941131.237
😊 (not 🤣)63.949927.742
French (not Russian)63.742526.342
📈 (not 📉)63.651629.545
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.445032.151
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.434828.933
dominant (not submissive)62.869931.443
👽 (not 🤡)62.839424.148
objective (not subjective)62.722434.036
monastic (not hedonist)62.717226.236
complimentary (not insulting)62.446725.746
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.446222.760
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)62.241223.428
mild (not spicy)62.126328.733
🤑 (not 🤠)61.835727.449
specialist (not generalist)61.651325.031
regular (not zany)61.325927.942
sage (not whippersnapper)61.234830.850
private (not gregarious)61.159628.049
moody (not stable)60.867126.645
sane (not crazy)60.841325.959
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.343828.134
warm (not cold)60.253828.244
sweet (not bitter)60.048426.339
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)59.548729.139
minimalist (not pack rat)59.546529.637
quiet (not loud)59.443127.832
theist (not atheist)59.432628.641
charming (not awkward)59.266128.644
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.166629.759
metrosexual (not macho)59.062428.860
vibrant (not geriatric)59.075129.753
secretive (not open-book)59.069424.161
chortling (not giggling)58.865829.344
🥴 (not 🥳)58.652024.934
sorrowful (not cheery)58.562522.746
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.549228.437
🐴 (not 🦄)58.355233.333
🤐 (not 😜)58.352030.636
interesting (not tiresome)58.281727.542
weird (not normal)58.164726.047
🧕 (not 💃)58.128028.667
armoured (not vulnerable)58.069130.634
funny (not humorless)57.763426.446
rhythmic (not stuttering)57.784429.453
average (not deviant)57.631326.736
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.667429.059
purple (not orange)57.444631.235
expressive (not stoic)57.364831.345
sad (not happy)57.366722.554
gatherer (not hunter)57.349330.260
theoretical (not empirical)57.022434.045
self-conscious (not self-assured)56.824229.730
close-minded (not open-minded)56.736824.729
pacifist (not ferocious)56.538031.045
real (not philosophical)56.476934.750
equitable (not hypocritical)56.458530.6100
outsider (not insider)56.356126.943
trusting (not suspicious)56.044932.432
worldly (not innocent)56.084325.454
humble (not arrogant)55.845930.545
warm (not quarrelsome)55.449030.351
gracious (not feisty)55.228124.843
chaste (not lustful)55.144627.336
😬 (not 😏)55.143834.649
democratic (not authoritarian)55.062532.235
emancipated (not enslaved)55.086426.140
demure (not vain)55.052726.739
monochrome (not multicolored)55.054730.127
libertarian (not socialist)54.965026.727
chatty (not reserved)54.860729.729
subdued (not exuberant)54.741427.645
thick (not thin)54.542730.439
good-humored (not angry)54.464327.936
accepting (not judgemental)54.452330.935
lavish (not frugal)54.352026.541
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.328428.242
soft (not hard)54.250727.640
impatient (not patient)54.275832.048
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.253532.646
awkward (not suspicious)53.738828.535
gloomy (not sunny)53.768222.649
trusting (not charming)53.649227.136
arcane (not mainstream)53.568027.737
glad (not mad)53.549128.140
dry (not moist)53.457330.749
communal (not individualist)53.142533.437
privileged (not oppressed)52.885623.946
eastern (not western)52.724033.445
🦒 (not 🐐)52.629831.571
uncreative (not open to new experinces)52.432129.754
self-destructive (not self-improving)52.467430.860
😀 (not 😭)52.359326.858
Italian (not Swedish)52.266231.428
Roman (not Greek)52.260828.338
insecure (not confident)52.034228.045
introvert (not extrovert)51.750031.939
hesitant (not decisive)51.734632.852
miserable (not joyful)51.678225.150
enlightened (not lost)51.656128.459
emotional (not logical)51.570930.638
playful (not shy)51.395627.944
musical (not off-key)51.355429.449
codependent (not independent)51.246635.735
jealous (not compersive)51.164824.632
dramatic (not no-nonsense)51.069231.442
idealist (not realist)51.060337.543
bright (not depressed)50.172128.338
old (not young)50.252117.751
historical (not modern)50.257427.750
soft (not hard)50.856226.952
reclusive (not social)50.456730.169

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Amy Santiago (0.89)
  2. Caitlin Snow (0.836)
  3. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (0.833)
  4. Monica Geller (0.825)
  5. Lisa Simpson (0.818)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.674)
  2. Meredith Palmer (-0.668)
  3. Frank Gallagher (-0.647)
  4. Jake Harper (-0.624)
  5. Oscar Bluth (-0.616)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.69)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.62)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.6)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.58)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.57)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.56)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.55)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.52)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.49)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.4)
  11. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.37)
  12. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.3)
  13. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.27)
  14. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.26)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.24)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.21)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.03)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.08)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.14)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.15)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.17)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.2)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.21)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.3)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.3)


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