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Randall Pearson Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
valedictorian (not drop out)97.725.972
overachiever (not underachiever)95.51113.338
diligent (not lazy)95.0487.053
workaholic (not slacker)94.7318.444
driven (not unambitious)94.4438.556
persistent (not quitter)94.0999.180
egalitarian (not racist)92.53711.251
high IQ (not low IQ)92.01578.744
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.93411.258
clean (not perverted)91.3348.618
on-time (not tardy)90.87516.332
competent (not incompetent)90.317110.140
neat (not messy)89.96719.957
motivated (not unmotivated)89.830122.437
go-getter (not slugabed)89.66914.453
political (not nonpolitical)89.55214.052
sheriff (not outlaw)89.34110.254
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.314315.760
loyal (not traitorous)89.130315.247
high standards (not desperate)88.9429.628
eloquent (not unpolished)88.87011.340
tense (not relaxed)88.712113.460
white knight (not bad boy)88.63013.941
preppy (not punk rock)88.45811.676
studious (not goof-off)88.314217.461
tight (not loose)88.24615.170
straight (not queer)88.011716.756
scholarly (not crafty)87.72115.354
devoted (not unfaithful)87.630316.419
genius (not dunce)87.412812.193
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.327017.546
proper (not scandalous)87.24213.742
important (not irrelevant)87.227612.879
well behaved (not mischievous)87.12917.152
soulful (not soulless)86.820916.257
protagonist (not antagonist)86.515113.417
fresh (not stinky)86.413414.280
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)86.46118.369
works hard (not plays hard)86.311216.464
rich (not poor)86.326212.634
opinionated (not neutral)86.332720.023
official (not backdoor)86.11511.944
manicured (not scruffy)86.027520.241
civilized (not barbaric)85.919116.848
precise (not vague)85.88119.744
active (not slothful)85.529915.242
human (not animalistic)85.415211.840
practical (not imaginative)84.89614.953
nerd (not jock)84.326016.252
washed (not muddy)84.39418.835
bookish (not sporty)84.232518.252
treasure (not trash)84.032519.099
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.923816.657
obsessed (not aloof)83.611117.755
anxious (not calm)83.612921.951
presidential (not folksy)83.410412.264
believable (not poorly-written)83.316718.159
scientific (not artistic)82.917215.957
heroic (not villainous)82.942014.651
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.831327.734
perceptive (not unobservant)82.750520.869
pointed (not random)82.729126.630
orderly (not chaotic)82.515221.359
politically correct (not edgy)82.53517.660
English (not German)82.418924.059
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.322924.953
🧗 (not 🛌)82.227121.569
refined (not rugged)82.116314.844
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.135716.960
OCD (not ADHD)82.111418.631
pronatalist (not child free)81.93516.950
cultured (not rustic)81.911822.219
intellectual (not physical)81.833017.144
introspective (not not introspective)81.79821.769
rational (not whimsical)81.119524.556
opinionated (not jealous)81.119219.550
kind (not cruel)80.850121.150
deep (not shallow)80.716218.0126
prestigious (not disreputable)80.618515.842
🌟 (not 💩)80.550621.859
methodical (not astonishing)80.312526.250
profound (not ironic)80.33421.821
permanent (not transient)80.26622.445
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.021213.650
honorable (not cunning)79.918421.1118
frenzied (not sleepy)79.926320.364
feminist (not sexist)79.748921.263
legit (not scrub)79.635520.572
confidential (not gossiping)79.642421.254
gendered (not androgynous)79.563123.237
mature (not juvenile)79.528522.072
hurried (not leisurely)79.47219.463
rigid (not flexible)79.218216.636
complicated (not simple)79.235622.141
high-tech (not low-tech)79.221719.937
classical (not avant-garde)79.110418.244
master (not apprentice)79.147316.347
resourceful (not helpless)78.970816.342
involved (not remote)78.626523.753
nurturing (not poisonous)78.634520.745
disarming (not creepy)78.628317.556
obedient (not rebellious)78.411225.543
alert (not oblivious)78.443021.855
hard-work (not natural-talent)78.415819.922
coordinated (not clumsy)78.352021.856
claustrophobic (not spelunker)78.33522.168
technophile (not luddite)78.313618.959
triggered (not trolling)78.39018.163
guarded (not open)78.254920.252
love-focused (not money-focused)78.255018.430
corporate (not freelance)78.117222.964
romantic (not dispassionate)78.038521.260
queen (not princess)77.935920.413
🧠 (not 💪)77.653724.377
sensible (not ludicrous)77.525024.152
tame (not wild)77.412521.160
concrete (not abstract)77.416926.254
tasteful (not lewd)77.325021.159
analysis (not common sense)77.221726.234
urban (not rural)77.137321.075
💝 (not 💔)77.119625.669
reliable (not experimental)77.024526.162
good-cook (not bad-cook)77.010022.319
🤖 (not 👻)76.910320.149
generous (not stingy)76.833423.425
🤔 (not 🤫)76.77125.656
altruistic (not selfish)76.531223.260
one-faced (not two-faced)76.548121.720
fast (not slow)76.348125.247
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)76.310725.766
emotional (not unemotional)76.255424.123
attractive (not repulsive)76.176220.956
cautious (not impulsive)76.124326.450
consistent (not variable)76.024126.869
respectful (not rude)75.944923.946
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.925926.658
wholesome (not salacious)75.835022.458
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.844825.465
pensive (not serene)75.724221.528
pro (not noob)75.573023.371
interested (not bored)75.542223.024
morning lark (not night owl)75.412623.555
🐩 (not 🐒)75.429123.952
👟 (not 🥾)75.319329.460
traditional (not unorthodox)75.219325.157
builder (not explorer)75.112020.257
empath (not psychopath)75.051824.121
strict (not lenient)74.837822.255
😇 (not 😈)74.636022.668
captain (not first-mate)74.446726.050
factual (not exaggerating)74.428619.614
demanding (not unchallenging)74.477424.424
giving (not receiving)74.342226.635
resolute (not wavering)74.246624.456
realistic (not fantastical)74.235224.917
reasoned (not instinctual)74.114623.840
statist (not anarchist)74.017424.072
devout (not heathen)73.820624.446
reasonable (not deranged)73.741622.956
intense (not lighthearted)73.763226.253
tailor (not blacksmith)73.636626.741
genuine (not sarcastic)73.633221.864
healthy (not sickly)73.467125.056
masculine (not feminine)73.270417.757
bossy (not meek)73.275023.863
tall (not short)73.142720.155
angelic (not demonic)73.144123.443
tactful (not indiscreet)73.135525.852
pure (not debased)73.136525.738
paranoid (not naive)73.132925.536
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.034121.752
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.921818.954
loveable (not punchable)72.948427.373
beautiful (not ugly)72.8103122.448
lover (not fighter)72.633223.822
basic (not hipster)72.636423.044
alpha (not beta)72.568026.048
utilitarian (not decorative)72.439123.644
wooden (not plastic)72.246823.818
cheesy (not chic)72.132626.238
competitive (not cooperative)71.966726.144
wise (not foolish)71.644220.746
serious (not bold)71.622025.962
haunted (not blissful)71.665127.117
existentialist (not nihilist)71.618824.734
vanilla (not kinky)71.331121.136
deep (not epic)70.911730.220
overprepared (not efficient)70.75229.862
🐮 (not 🐷)70.712423.964
🎃 (not 💀)70.726626.520
thinker (not doer)70.714629.028
literal (not metaphorical)70.434834.249
curious (not apathetic)70.463529.047
serious (not playful)70.270323.838
fortunate (not unlucky)70.223625.047
repetitive (not varied)70.227927.061
skeptical (not spiritual)70.077129.260
prideful (not envious)70.070729.523
proactive (not reactive)69.69329.622
predictable (not quirky)69.521632.722
often crying (not never cries)69.530924.522
focused on the future (not focused on the present)69.420829.258
picky (not always down)69.442224.443
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.354925.754
family-first (not work-first)69.152426.875
direct (not roundabout)69.078127.254
🧐 (not 😎)69.034529.658
linear (not circular)69.017029.356
factual (not poetic)68.948926.575
🎩 (not 🧢)68.958629.669
traumatized (not flourishing)68.867224.576
🥰 (not 🙃)68.738927.774
vegan (not cannibal)68.745926.360
main character (not side character)68.661722.98
careful (not brave)68.520628.563
🐘 (not 🐀)68.331828.265
conventional (not creative)68.135627.058
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.051929.063
flower child (not goth)67.970727.714
neurotypical (not autistic)67.887326.143
🐿 (not 🦇)67.757025.960
extreme (not moderate)67.678227.055
hoarder (not unprepared)67.549220.046
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)67.128824.874
domestic (not industrial)66.831326.859
pretentious (not unassuming)66.857025.146
sober (not indulgent)66.637627.559
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.650628.753
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.453233.650
mathematical (not literary)66.228729.347
earth (not air)66.063132.220
ranged (not melee)65.828626.945
twitchy (not still)65.867529.531
stylish (not slovenly)65.780827.249
smooth (not rough)65.447229.044
offended (not chill)65.464626.373
attentive (not interrupting)65.356525.518
mighty (not puny)65.297224.542
extraordinary (not mundane)65.294928.274
complimentary (not insulting)65.264926.553
sturdy (not flimsy)65.291327.267
sheltered (not street-smart)65.136826.649
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.145529.546
fixable (not unfixable)64.963927.272
formal (not intimate)64.854229.681
dominant (not submissive)64.798328.955
forgiving (not vengeful)64.762227.350
dorky (not cool)64.449427.263
warm (not cold)64.472026.753
French (not Russian)64.360624.647
📈 (not 📉)64.278030.252
reassuring (not fearmongering)64.273832.536
dramatic (not comedic)64.196326.929
straightforward (not cryptic)63.891128.444
assertive (not passive)63.8108330.354
stubborn (not accommodating)63.6112933.632
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.58131.330
🤑 (not 🤠)63.546027.457
liberal (not conservative)63.281930.154
🏀 (not 🎨)63.249934.427
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.156622.733
biased (not impartial)63.094027.347
sweet (not bitter)62.967725.249
🏌 (not 🤺)62.916531.965
😊 (not 🤣)62.984529.953
grateful (not entitled)62.662633.424
monastic (not hedonist)62.329125.340
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.267923.871
modest (not flamboyant)62.075629.662
sage (not whippersnapper)61.947029.958
resistant (not resigned)61.8118130.392
specialist (not generalist)61.875627.038
cynical (not gullible)61.893630.134
objective (not subjective)61.738033.640
sane (not crazy)61.761726.068
prudish (not flirtatious)61.749624.531
bold (not shy)61.5144028.868
purple (not orange)61.352932.646
regular (not zany)61.342026.746
🥵 (not 🥶)61.368727.120
mild (not spicy)61.143128.647
private (not gregarious)60.895728.660
👽 (not 🤡)60.868226.158
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)60.847830.517
🤐 (not 😜)60.771830.055
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.465128.842
non-gamer (not gamer)60.394129.317
moody (not stable)60.2103926.255
centrist (not radical)60.242428.029
theoretical (not empirical)60.121333.553
charming (not awkward)60.098727.850
vibrant (not geriatric)59.8111328.660
secretive (not open-book)59.6104625.275
expressive (not stoic)59.590931.757
humble (not arrogant)59.563430.761
chosen one (not everyman)59.279631.623
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)59.167429.147
theist (not atheist)59.147629.050
badass (not weakass)59.1130330.117
interesting (not tiresome)59.0125827.751
metrosexual (not macho)59.095028.264
hypochondriac (not stoic)59.042333.116
quiet (not loud)58.970326.840
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.933828.636
gatherer (not hunter)58.867730.566
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.7101228.863
transparent (not machiavellian)58.769231.435
demure (not vain)58.667926.847
businesslike (not chivalrous)58.675327.722
chaste (not lustful)58.557526.646
armoured (not vulnerable)58.5102131.248
rhythmic (not stuttering)58.3127929.462
sexual (not asexual)58.0114924.719
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.9105032.025
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.875629.948
frank (not sugarcoated)57.7136133.443
sorrowful (not cheery)57.6100222.948
funny (not humorless)57.598026.652
🐴 (not 🦄)57.292433.645
pacifist (not ferocious)57.158929.655
equitable (not hypocritical)57.185930.1110
minimalist (not pack rat)57.181630.247
gracious (not feisty)56.840023.954
good-humored (not angry)56.794727.446
emancipated (not enslaved)56.6127126.947
chortling (not giggling)56.6108029.149
winter (not summer)56.679436.623
🧕 (not 💃)56.545229.271
😬 (not 😏)56.458933.960
long-winded (not concise)56.365336.928
worldly (not innocent)56.2125726.569
awkward (not suspicious)56.053527.948
warm (not quarrelsome)55.975030.557
extravagant (not thrifty)55.777732.916
sad (not happy)55.6111323.066
touchy-feely (not distant)55.571824.435
insecure (not confident)55.345728.455
glad (not mad)55.369626.951
average (not deviant)55.256928.848
narcissistic (not low self esteem)55.2104328.970
gloomy (not sunny)55.199122.955
communal (not individualist)55.057334.247
rock (not rap)55.0167327.533
innocent (not jaded)54.950528.014
weird (not normal)54.8108327.660
democratic (not authoritarian)54.899731.242
dry (not moist)54.782330.355
close-minded (not open-minded)54.561825.538
introvert (not extrovert)54.472731.754
outsider (not insider)54.491327.448
normie (not freak)54.475719.421
monotone (not expressive)54.459429.633
real (not philosophical)54.2124035.155
impatient (not patient)54.2114132.353
trusting (not charming)54.176228.145
cocky (not timid)54.1138627.439
yes-man (not contrarian)54.055133.523
playful (not shy)53.7135427.454
pop (not indie)53.653128.635
bright (not depressed)53.490828.753
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.4119825.622
dog person (not cat person)53.491531.036
vintage (not trendy)53.3138325.420
compersive (not jealous)53.290025.639
thick (not thin)53.266029.749
accepting (not judgemental)53.286531.846
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.143429.867
oxymoron (not tautology)53.1113633.115
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.087132.954
mainstream (not arcane)52.970228.952
logical (not emotional)52.881631.348
Italian (not Swedish)52.795630.831
musical (not off-key)52.775629.159
lavish (not frugal)52.680127.145
old (not young)52.670618.963
privileged (not oppressed)52.6126524.054
Coke (not Pepsi)52.594233.822
🥴 (not 🥳)52.4110329.450
monochrome (not multicolored)52.395930.038
suspicious (not trusting)52.2106830.948
ambitious (not realistic)52.1121444.317
🐐 (not 🦒)51.9137231.581
historical (not modern)51.882727.356
enlightened (not lost)51.886028.369
eastern (not western)51.734933.452
libertarian (not socialist)51.6116228.334
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.551330.653
Greek (not Roman)51.582029.246
water (not fire)51.573533.019
independent (not codependent)51.4126536.343
realist (not idealist)51.3102136.154
miserable (not joyful)51.3119325.859
self-improving (not self-destructive)51.388530.072
subdued (not exuberant)51.376327.854
social (not reclusive)51.0108629.686
😭 (not 😀)51.098727.270
decisive (not hesitant)50.1144733.859
soft (not hard)50.988627.953
reserved (not chatty)50.2100632.341
no-nonsense (not dramatic)50.492231.249
soft (not hard)50.490627.658

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Amy Santiago (0.891)
  2. Liberty Van Zandt (0.832)
  3. Chloe Decker (0.829)
  4. Lisa Simpson (0.825)
  5. Monica Geller (0.824)
  6. Caitlin Snow (0.822)
  7. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (0.815)
  8. Twilight Sparkle (0.815)
  9. Hermione Granger (0.811)
  10. Richard Webber (0.81)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.648)
  2. Meredith Palmer (-0.64)
  3. Frank Gallagher (-0.624)
  4. Jake Harper (-0.591)
  5. Oscar Bluth (-0.573)
  6. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.57)
  7. Tuco (-0.551)
  8. Ed (-0.551)
  9. Nelson Muntz (-0.543)
  10. Myrtle Wilson (-0.543)

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

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


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