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William Riker Descriptive Personality Statistics

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William Riker is a character from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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
healthy (not sickly)94.836.423
gendered (not androgynous)93.01916.420
bold (not shy)92.31478.331
motivated (not unmotivated)92.21708.220
loyal (not traitorous)91.815511.629
sexual (not asexual)91.08118.0114
heroic (not villainous)88.716511.923
flirtatious (not prudish)88.68016.930
masculine (not feminine)88.220910.222
first-mate (not captain)88.12920.829
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.525911.115
competent (not incompetent)87.528711.724
persistent (not quitter)87.157014.037
playful (not shy)87.019518.822
alpha (not beta)86.324120.626
romantic (not dispassionate)86.312114.799
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)86.117618.720
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.819620.717
street-smart (not sheltered)85.818711.713
egalitarian (not racist)85.736917.133
attractive (not repulsive)85.631018.520
resourceful (not helpless)85.634415.720
mighty (not puny)85.516713.226
dog person (not cat person)85.44817.118
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.49016.129
badass (not weakass)85.439513.9110
straightforward (not cryptic)85.3429.622
spelunker (not claustrophobic)85.31515.498
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.39516.335
pro (not noob)84.336817.633
sturdy (not flimsy)84.218817.7127
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.329325.120
coordinated (not clumsy)83.333821.620
western (not eastern)83.33616.121
hunter (not gatherer)83.020619.299
tall (not short)82.814612.336
privileged (not oppressed)82.530315.8115
confident (not insecure)82.429623.036
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.333219.626
reassuring (not fearmongering)82.110112.022
cocky (not timid)82.042118.720
armoured (not vulnerable)81.918316.616
soulful (not soulless)81.943219.420
opinionated (not neutral)81.954116.897
charming (not awkward)81.922517.524
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.712519.620
🧗 (not 🛌)81.629216.434
decisive (not hesitant)81.532719.029
beautiful (not ugly)81.370521.828
straight (not queer)81.139324.815
go-getter (not slugabed)81.046918.924
legit (not scrub)80.929016.627
important (not irrelevant)80.761718.033
diligent (not lazy)80.690520.720
bossy (not meek)80.648218.625
one-faced (not two-faced)80.631422.6102
overachiever (not underachiever)80.551921.386
involved (not remote)80.420016.821
😎 (not 🧐)80.421328.626
driven (not unambitious)80.377420.512
😏 (not 😬)80.213223.238
stylish (not slovenly)80.032821.515
curious (not apathetic)79.923511.725
fortunate (not unlucky)79.85813.217
worldly (not innocent)79.739720.226
charming (not trusting)79.512923.117
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.529017.5109
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.432120.4115
social (not reclusive)79.326021.329
extrovert (not introvert)79.229925.629
love-focused (not money-focused)79.151420.323
active (not slothful)79.067217.929
lustful (not chaste)78.623819.420
neurotypical (not autistic)78.619625.030
dominant (not submissive)78.457324.229
demanding (not unchallenging)78.260321.8100
💃 (not 🧕)78.138921.929
civilized (not barbaric)78.148320.916
work-first (not family-first)78.129723.421
vain (not demure)77.922920.925
high-tech (not low-tech)77.924117.323
on-time (not tardy)77.954425.393
pointed (not random)77.852419.881
rock (not rap)77.743125.922
insider (not outsider)77.64018.317
kind (not cruel)77.563513.517
skeptical (not spiritual)77.443118.821
doer (not thinker)77.426919.5103
assertive (not passive)77.157025.324
open-minded (not close-minded)77.123025.225
frank (not sugarcoated)77.150622.414
emancipated (not enslaved)77.128217.724
good-humored (not angry)77.132415.327
resolute (not wavering)76.635718.831
vibrant (not geriatric)76.543224.699
fire (not water)76.543221.586
treasure (not trash)76.478023.0125
exhibitionist (not bashful)76.425525.3103
lavish (not frugal)76.025816.814
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)76.018624.722
protagonist (not antagonist)76.061021.718
high standards (not desperate)75.936023.592
stoic (not hypochondriac)75.721311.818
independent (not codependent)75.749423.930
interested (not bored)75.542219.4110
chortling (not giggling)75.422423.791
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.221421.212
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.265519.6101
prideful (not envious)74.940318.830
direct (not roundabout)74.952726.916
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)74.720621.7101
brave (not careful)74.744015.331
gregarious (not private)74.620025.125
jock (not nerd)74.628925.422
🤺 (not 🏌)74.558922.832
mainstream (not arcane)74.37523.021
😀 (not 😭)74.320420.035
flourishing (not traumatized)74.05922.0106
efficient (not overprepared)73.925118.995
orderly (not chaotic)73.843324.216
funny (not humorless)73.845020.521
📈 (not 📉)73.823523.529
reasonable (not deranged)73.840818.718
jaded (not innocent)73.559615.617
sunny (not gloomy)73.232821.2106
cool (not dorky)73.140223.124
earth (not air)73.130923.582
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.137523.928
chatty (not reserved)72.945920.815
fast (not slow)72.864618.530
perceptive (not unobservant)72.8100122.5107
rugged (not refined)72.833514.713
focused on the present (not focused on the future)72.715426.430
fresh (not stinky)72.670519.324
chivalrous (not businesslike)72.425423.119
permanent (not transient)72.223922.317
tactful (not indiscreet)72.238420.224
concrete (not abstract)72.033126.627
night owl (not morning lark)71.953427.916
prestigious (not disreputable)71.851322.113
believable (not poorly-written)71.894324.2106
bold (not serious)71.841726.623
explorer (not builder)71.735730.716
rich (not poor)71.560615.312
melee (not ranged)71.58625.7107
resistant (not resigned)71.361424.0122
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)71.321727.519
generous (not stingy)71.355320.292
🤠 (not 🤑)71.251024.025
sporty (not bookish)71.234726.131
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.246922.225
complimentary (not insulting)71.243920.918
arrogant (not humble)70.956121.626
extravagant (not thrifty)70.941126.722
atheist (not theist)70.846624.321
alert (not oblivious)70.672624.924
💪 (not 🧠)70.622122.436
devoted (not unfaithful)70.4120830.818
musical (not off-key)70.224425.585
disarming (not creepy)70.073929.219
workaholic (not slacker)70.0106525.122
🏀 (not 🎨)70.038824.492
bright (not depressed)69.835219.421
technophile (not luddite)69.728026.715
industrial (not domestic)69.726219.821
🐘 (not 🐀)69.726926.725
joyful (not miserable)69.631019.827
always down (not picky)69.611728.323
exuberant (not subdued)69.452326.0111
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)69.337028.124
instinctual (not reasoned)69.352425.120
precise (not vague)69.366423.115
real (not philosophical)69.350923.022
🌟 (not 💩)69.2102225.519
human (not animalistic)69.191427.621
wild (not tame)69.170424.630
master (not apprentice)69.080324.919
🐴 (not 🦄)69.049030.429
epic (not deep)68.825325.590
altruistic (not selfish)68.759722.319
main character (not side character)68.761125.612
sheriff (not outlaw)68.549926.427
cynical (not gullible)68.568519.024
thick (not thin)68.331122.322
calm (not anxious)68.228325.825
existentialist (not nihilist)68.235322.925
high IQ (not low IQ)68.0124820.621
fixable (not unfixable)68.048123.998
eloquent (not unpolished)67.973223.422
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.743224.513
English (not German)67.7115129.986
spicy (not mild)67.673228.333
🥾 (not 👟)67.543031.730
equitable (not hypocritical)67.348926.9120
stubborn (not accommodating)67.398622.2107
realistic (not fantastical)67.061827.1118
emotional (not unemotional)66.993124.326
neat (not messy)66.680527.319
hedonist (not monastic)66.639128.217
impulsive (not cautious)66.559822.728
rational (not whimsical)66.565525.317
feisty (not gracious)66.585925.130
nurturing (not poisonous)66.477326.723
proactive (not reactive)66.415328.817
competitive (not cooperative)66.382232.415
reliable (not experimental)66.358329.1132
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.152428.131
sane (not crazy)66.147823.337
😜 (not 🤐)66.152129.334
macho (not metrosexual)66.033626.892
common sense (not analysis)66.016825.522
washed (not muddy)66.076030.927
sweet (not bitter)65.959221.320
literal (not metaphorical)65.857125.631
statist (not anarchist)65.746827.518
simple (not complicated)65.518320.021
💝 (not 💔)65.551930.926
transparent (not machiavellian)65.540526.723
rebellious (not obedient)65.485526.118
chill (not offended)65.433722.5109
smooth (not rough)65.347732.514
opinionated (not jealous)65.3102826.819
mischievous (not well behaved)65.280325.126
young (not old)65.293315.118
practical (not imaginative)65.279125.232
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.038828.775
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.995826.619
never cries (not often crying)64.971925.017
🥵 (not 🥶)64.853126.468
🐐 (not 🦒)64.661524.825
Italian (not Swedish)64.649825.973
expressive (not monotone)64.680929.425
deliberate (not spontaneous)64.586728.626
confidential (not gossiping)64.5100228.519
kinky (not vanilla)64.456631.024
leisurely (not hurried)64.432224.816
normal (not weird)64.335227.028
cosmopolitan (not provincial)64.351427.419
optimistic (not pessimistic)64.254628.725
intimate (not formal)64.254224.823
open-book (not secretive)64.232926.1114
🥰 (not 🙃)64.156428.923
🎃 (not 💀)64.144728.963
sensible (not ludicrous)64.076724.113
honorable (not cunning)63.977227.196
hard (not soft)63.772123.929
gamer (not non-gamer)63.736731.681
pensive (not serene)63.7102322.377
ambitious (not realistic)63.676831.487
flamboyant (not modest)63.460326.736
loud (not quiet)63.473226.928
extraordinary (not mundane)63.4102430.724
glad (not mad)63.445220.116
biased (not impartial)63.293028.128
individualist (not communal)63.077225.313
conservative (not liberal)63.035925.224
generalist (not specialist)62.817227.025
still (not twitchy)62.736828.288
respectful (not rude)62.687625.220
official (not backdoor)62.647635.019
crafty (not scholarly)62.582725.827
overspender (not penny-pincher)62.548521.026
happy (not sad)62.240923.222
loveable (not punchable)62.291730.3124
stable (not moody)62.130429.321
warm (not cold)62.078023.824
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.048721.6110
empath (not psychopath)61.897923.698
white knight (not bad boy)61.886623.821
wise (not foolish)61.778423.427
cannibal (not vegan)61.761123.991
impatient (not patient)61.592429.722
consistent (not variable)61.580329.3111
scientific (not artistic)61.475925.532
objective (not subjective)61.439025.323
cheery (not sorrowful)61.350525.723
factual (not exaggerating)61.367829.891
wooden (not plastic)61.3107129.722
political (not nonpolitical)61.274627.824
empirical (not theoretical)61.152732.616
utilitarian (not decorative)61.190425.924
aloof (not obsessed)60.914424.727
genius (not dunce)60.8110820.9133
self-improving (not self-destructive)60.856628.3115
preppy (not punk rock)60.890630.8112
summer (not winter)60.870630.013
frenzied (not sleepy)60.6138621.182
suspicious (not awkward)60.599924.220
🤔 (not 🤫)60.573928.232
enlightened (not lost)60.455921.3107
normie (not freak)60.455730.994
fast-talking (not slow-talking)60.294525.9107
presidential (not folksy)60.180430.6120
touchy-feely (not distant)60.058329.120
lover (not fighter)59.969324.499
🐒 (not 🐩)59.859330.121
democratic (not authoritarian)59.780628.824
modern (not historical)59.683827.318
moist (not dry)59.657229.784
strict (not lenient)59.582725.132
relaxed (not tense)59.526225.124
🥳 (not 🥴)59.546225.925
Roman (not Greek)59.450433.593
linear (not circular)59.455628.1110
trolling (not triggered)59.430925.186
spontaneous (not scheduled)59.367131.137
blacksmith (not tailor)59.351929.285
realist (not idealist)59.273527.023
sexist (not feminist)59.244028.827
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)59.039532.030
valedictorian (not drop out)58.8111032.817
queen (not princess)58.8101036.319
expressive (not stoic)58.694026.619
scandalous (not proper)58.580031.620
mature (not juvenile)58.592521.623
loose (not tight)58.543927.6100
pure (not debased)58.385130.621
emotional (not logical)58.186821.021
goof-off (not studious)58.151625.932
tautology (not oxymoron)58.022928.519
mathematical (not literary)57.951323.319
pretentious (not unassuming)57.989924.223
multicolored (not monochrome)57.871031.320
hard (not soft)57.691020.417
rigid (not flexible)57.486221.616
🐷 (not 🐮)57.341025.727
cultured (not rustic)57.3102725.317
minimalist (not pack rat)57.281424.427
judgemental (not accepting)56.984029.623
long-winded (not concise)56.862727.016
repetitive (not varied)56.793629.435
predictable (not quirky)56.767924.714
Coke (not Pepsi)56.564234.875
paranoid (not naive)56.5102312.213
hoarder (not unprepared)56.3103622.919
blissful (not haunted)56.145626.077
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.875526.619
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)55.888526.437
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)55.8111028.1107
edgy (not politically correct)55.797925.821
moderate (not extreme)55.757027.523
purple (not orange)55.676831.514
indie (not pop)55.6115927.414
compersive (not jealous)55.381625.116
intense (not lighthearted)55.2125526.7115
ferocious (not pacifist)55.1109025.117
unorthodox (not traditional)55.1100326.429
whippersnapper (not sage)55.180325.4112
chosen one (not everyman)55.196525.119
child free (not pronatalist)55.0120631.523
cheesy (not chic)55.090628.118
regular (not zany)54.968329.639
radical (not centrist)54.894325.615
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.7115530.323
intellectual (not physical)54.6118522.714
warm (not quarrelsome)54.579423.714
trusting (not suspicious)54.475626.124
astonishing (not methodical)54.464126.425
OCD (not ADHD)54.4114126.475
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.4118929.688
giving (not receiving)54.3115629.421
open (not guarded)54.239431.723
yes-man (not contrarian)54.154424.126
indulgent (not sober)54.095827.023
flower child (not goth)53.8118223.323
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.7129322.630
🐿 (not 🦇)53.7105429.631
factual (not poetic)53.7105628.3130
dramatic (not comedic)53.6130626.493
classical (not avant-garde)53.5104330.227
serious (not playful)53.4112327.015
French (not Russian)53.4115926.593
deep (not shallow)53.2127828.7137
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.167025.915
forgiving (not vengeful)52.995224.828
angelic (not demonic)52.9111018.319
salacious (not wholesome)52.976929.130
🤖 (not 👻)52.982928.820
🤡 (not 👽)52.774826.523
trendy (not vintage)52.747628.7100
attentive (not interrupting)52.4101428.481
😇 (not 😈)52.2101828.227
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)51.9102028.816
scruffy (not manicured)51.969830.718
😊 (not 🤣)51.9123128.530
basic (not hipster)51.8120030.023
genuine (not sarcastic)51.8101428.518
perverted (not clean)51.863328.7103
works hard (not plays hard)51.6133026.222
urban (not rural)51.6140136.425
freelance (not corporate)51.6114930.4105
profound (not ironic)51.392628.078
average (not deviant)51.271526.022
lewd (not tasteful)51.061631.528
interesting (not tiresome)51.0153530.420
entitled (not grateful)51.096929.491
conventional (not creative)50.989530.025
socialist (not libertarian)50.971529.321
heathen (not devout)50.189827.520
🧢 (not 🎩)50.993327.327
not introspective (not introspective)50.457434.723

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Nick Stokes (0.856)
  2. Derek Morgan (0.843)
  3. Steven Hiller (0.799)
  4. Javier Esposito (0.781)
  5. Mitch Buchannon (0.773)
  6. Derek Shepherd (0.761)
  7. Seeley Booth (0.76)
  8. Brian O'Conner (0.758)
  9. Jack Traven (0.755)
  10. James Bond (0.74)
  1. Stuart Bloom (-0.578)
  2. Kermit (-0.522)
  3. Buster Bluth (-0.467)
  4. Peter Doppler (-0.464)
  5. Shinji Ikari (-0.449)
  6. Sam Healy (-0.432)
  7. Charlie Cheswick (-0.431)
  8. The Narrator (-0.421)
  9. Nathan Shelley (-0.412)
  10. Dale Harding (-0.406)

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

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


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