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Ryan Howard Personality Statistics

Ryan Howard is a character from The Office. 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
arrogant (not humble)91.47215.5576
selfish (not altruistic)91.34514.0589
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)89.46317.0189
technophile (not luddite)87.82217.7480
vain (not demure)87.75318.0558
modern (not historical)87.12915.3391
competitive (not cooperative)86.916117.9506
judgemental (not accepting)86.710616.1403
sarcastic (not genuine)86.14915.6479
cunning (not honorable)85.78116.1602
shallow (not deep)85.62718.4201
traitorous (not loyal)85.33917.3530
work-first (not family-first)85.311118.4578
high-tech (not low-tech)85.28018.2532
urban (not rural)85.07322.3276
debased (not pure)84.98516.1551
young (not old)84.912913.7579
privileged (not oppressed)84.818919.844
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.79022.848
lavish (not frugal)83.69221.5514
child free (not pronatalist)83.55522.7485
night owl (not morning lark)83.512319.5386
suspicious (not trusting)83.215416.3565
poisonous (not nurturing)83.111817.8219
hypocritical (not equitable)83.16219.3421
indulgent (not sober)83.011122.5533
experimental (not reliable)82.78220.544
lustful (not chaste)82.611820.5533
cold (not warm)82.511916.4495
miserable (not joyful)82.49716.4191
pretentious (not unassuming)82.312225.7184
atheist (not theist)82.17620.0343
insulting (not complimentary)82.011115.8370
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.86818.4405
quarrelsome (not warm)81.718216.5531
vengeful (not forgiving)81.519418.5522
mischievous (not well behaved)81.426522.3552
tailor (not blacksmith)81.48524.540
😈 (not 😇)81.316016.6172
punchable (not loveable)81.39923.838
moody (not stable)81.121021.2563
rude (not respectful)80.911018.2566
🤑 (not 🤠)80.510425.9171
bitter (not sweet)80.114616.6490
juvenile (not mature)80.111721.4351
scandalous (not proper)80.018222.8514
feisty (not gracious)79.825416.9560
🐀 (not 🐘)79.84023.3260
demonic (not angelic)79.713116.5540
individualist (not communal)79.717426.7358
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.421529.840
plays hard (not works hard)79.39322.4582
impatient (not patient)79.324122.8229
sexist (not feminist)79.310019.7227
skeptical (not spiritual)79.224820.7527
biased (not impartial)79.217422.5555
scrub (not legit)79.12522.6243
villainous (not heroic)79.011216.7535
heathen (not devout)79.07020.5514
charming (not trusting)79.011516.3564
soulless (not soulful)78.99018.5348
impulsive (not cautious)78.721526.9562
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.519021.6159
bold (not shy)78.161421.8539
gendered (not androgynous)78.055224.3191
overspender (not penny-pincher)78.011128.5271
jealous (not compersive)77.813922.8501
💔 (not 💝)77.611325.3256
head@clouds (not down2earth)77.314027.0522
foolish (not wise)76.911421.3536
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.813025.9454
flimsy (not sturdy)76.85024.131
off-key (not musical)76.88916.834
salacious (not wholesome)76.718823.6141
trash (not treasure)76.76323.1195
thin (not thick)76.514422.0354
transient (not permanent)76.43121.7213
lost (not enlightened)76.411921.534
💩 (not 🌟)76.08725.4169
rebellious (not obedient)75.935923.5474
👟 (not 🥾)75.712028.2145
🙃 (not 🥰)75.515327.4267
variable (not consistent)75.45627.447
cruel (not kind)75.414619.3570
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)75.319725.9531
gossiping (not confidential)75.016127.5597
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)74.618726.6415
metrosexual (not macho)74.419230.731
outlaw (not sheriff)74.328424.9497
worldly (not innocent)74.342422.6541
short (not tall)74.015820.5524
disreputable (not prestigious)74.011126.3443
🤡 (not 👽)73.78529.1161
stylish (not slovenly)73.537522.0488
hedonist (not monastic)73.513428.6111
extrovert (not introvert)73.233526.8551
deranged (not reasonable)73.219524.5163
focused on the future (not focused on the present)72.98930.7559
backdoor (not official)72.923926.7524
puny (not mighty)72.87022.5538
authoritarian (not democratic)72.824027.8484
wild (not tame)72.739424.0529
flamboyant (not modest)72.527428.6549
Italian (not Swedish)72.420625.234
mad (not glad)72.329721.3165
industrial (not domestic)72.215426.0379
apprentice (not master)72.214025.1264
English (not German)72.151827.429
extreme (not moderate)71.946627.1464
edgy (not politically correct)71.734424.0540
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)71.614729.5166
crazy (not sane)71.528229.0177
mainstream (not arcane)71.27929.9467
ludicrous (not sensible)71.219626.3528
secretive (not open-book)71.241228.052
fast (not slow)71.046424.3540
offended (not chill)70.931224.834
whippersnapper (not sage)70.915433.026
sad (not happy)70.829819.9488
dispassionate (not romantic)70.89829.040
drop out (not valedictorian)70.818631.1186
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.537827.5406
guarded (not open)70.456025.4497
driven (not unambitious)70.486827.5465
dry (not moist)70.118628.924
preppy (not punk rock)69.742826.028
lewd (not tasteful)69.716723.3520
chaotic (not orderly)69.632229.3534
traumatized (not flourishing)69.540028.342
unfixable (not fixable)69.517627.531
💃 (not 🧕)69.344829.4268
apathetic (not curious)69.35427.7508
chortling (not giggling)69.335725.728
bossy (not meek)69.160826.7547
dramatic (not no-nonsense)69.133432.4242
suspicious (not awkward)68.948626.7460
monochrome (not multicolored)68.924328.7333
libertarian (not socialist)68.814830.0453
neurotypical (not autistic)68.561925.8482
deviant (not average)68.543926.4376
gloomy (not sunny)68.437623.337
political (not nonpolitical)68.335128.7514
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.341326.732
first-mate (not captain)68.138428.2540
slacker (not workaholic)68.114429.6399
straight (not queer)68.073426.1216
creepy (not disarming)68.014625.6218
🐷 (not 🐮)67.913430.7237
idealist (not realist)67.826932.3380
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.656732.9493
sorrowful (not cheery)67.441220.6500
tense (not relaxed)67.469627.4520
📉 (not 📈)67.37432.1176
incompetent (not competent)67.210727.2416
ignorant (not knowledgeable)67.214827.543
cannibal (not vegan)67.132729.932
playful (not shy)67.061224.6518
intense (not lighthearted)67.058530.937
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)66.937128.5186
unorthodox (not traditional)66.542628.8373
tiresome (not interesting)66.49827.6561
noob (not pro)66.412828.3170
depressed (not bright)66.323522.6453
unprepared (not hoarder)66.314728.6488
instinctual (not reasoned)65.943028.2498
😭 (not 😀)65.926524.8166
irrelevant (not important)65.25725.7317
angry (not good-humored)65.030223.2468
😎 (not 🧐)65.041730.5161
remote (not involved)64.97229.8496
lazy (not diligent)64.87729.1524
formal (not intimate)64.737027.0227
avant-garde (not classical)64.624525.4334
purple (not orange)64.326230.1431
assertive (not passive)64.372828.5475
cryptic (not straightforward)64.214629.9554
ferocious (not pacifist)64.157327.5498
pack rat (not minimalist)64.125231.8153
serious (not playful)63.957926.5543
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.968931.3549
social (not reclusive)63.944229.2285
🤣 (not 😊)63.926925.0138
wavering (not resolute)63.810729.2127
hipster (not basic)63.619433.8532
unpatriotic (not patriotic)63.68728.3154
presidential (not folksy)62.946528.537
anxious (not calm)62.852227.3552
goof-off (not studious)62.829628.7171
crafty (not scholarly)62.756329.8611
manicured (not scruffy)62.768128.4612
armoured (not vulnerable)62.558529.6439
vague (not precise)62.416929.8344
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.340330.4492
nihilist (not existentialist)62.316929.7276
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.154928.4480
resistant (not resigned)62.176129.9512
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.024432.3514
🐐 (not 🦒)61.852533.2260
🥴 (not 🥳)61.543532.1146
close-minded (not open-minded)61.429528.8566
humorless (not funny)61.030227.6556
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.039028.7585
corporate (not freelance)60.936634.245
factual (not poetic)60.850528.746
philosophical (not real)60.717129.3329
decisive (not hesitant)60.676630.1540
ranged (not melee)60.639133.731
masculine (not feminine)60.564623.1566
dunce (not genius)60.523125.8555
mundane (not extraordinary)60.519528.4496
frenzied (not sleepy)60.291830.735
🐴 (not 🦄)60.150634.2172
circular (not linear)60.133833.135
🧠 (not 💪)60.074727.4182
intellectual (not physical)59.669429.0515
generalist (not specialist)59.520530.3341
complicated (not simple)59.371931.9451
subjective (not objective)59.136433.7281
dominant (not submissive)59.075729.8527
roundabout (not direct)58.720832.0524
high IQ (not low IQ)58.598524.2578
not introspective (not introspective)58.523331.4252
spontaneous (not scheduled)58.443234.0537
beautiful (not ugly)58.493126.8430
brave (not careful)58.369228.5514
mathematical (not literary)58.233230.0486
bold (not serious)58.257329.9557
triggered (not trolling)58.071636.533
gregarious (not private)57.938131.0546
tight (not loose)57.875933.229
confident (not insecure)57.782432.6535
rigid (not flexible)57.759128.3482
anarchist (not statist)57.744631.9228
beta (not alpha)57.638530.8475
messy (not neat)57.638630.3395
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.364531.1483
explorer (not builder)57.351230.1558
spicy (not mild)57.071929.8525
🤖 (not 👻)57.044732.8172
kinky (not vanilla)56.854231.6542
animalistic (not human)56.827428.9456
repetitive (not varied)56.864130.4247
efficient (not overprepared)56.886328.232
refined (not rugged)56.766027.7496
weird (not normal)56.668328.1551
imaginative (not practical)56.536933.6506
chatty (not reserved)56.457930.9528
leisurely (not hurried)56.340631.7570
scientific (not artistic)56.058828.9538
smooth (not rough)56.053428.2519
outsider (not insider)56.057130.9382
🛌 (not 🧗)56.035331.7264
abstract (not concrete)55.842333.5156
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.888226.932
charming (not awkward)55.773529.0526
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.653434.135
obsessed (not aloof)55.579833.6539
metaphorical (not literal)55.529831.8484
liberal (not conservative)55.572832.6178
oblivious (not alert)55.536429.0171
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.548830.1227
coordinated (not clumsy)55.482029.4488
stinky (not fresh)55.431431.1257
strict (not lenient)55.366130.2484
😬 (not 😏)55.343735.4177
methodical (not astonishing)55.171730.5471
unlucky (not fortunate)54.856730.2532
zany (not regular)54.867430.4153
🏌 (not 🤺)54.721234.4181
🦇 (not 🐿)54.747934.9154
vibrant (not geriatric)54.786026.427
perceptive (not unobservant)54.5101432.731
attractive (not repulsive)54.492729.4523
decorative (not utilitarian)54.336032.7303
go-getter (not slugabed)54.2108732.5181
loud (not quiet)54.164228.7551
active (not slothful)54.1106629.7484
indiscreet (not tactful)54.135430.1158
Roman (not Greek)54.152433.836
🤔 (not 🤫)54.073434.1164
quitter (not persistent)53.94933.4179
nerd (not jock)53.871930.2541
hard (not soft)53.769430.2483
healthy (not sickly)53.794328.4508
eloquent (not unpolished)53.675828.4520
French (not Russian)53.575034.934
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.544835.136
bookish (not sporty)53.476826.8464
🐩 (not 🐒)53.363538.1161
hunter (not gatherer)53.365631.256
resourceful (not helpless)53.2106431.1384
poorly-written (not believable)53.25030.835
theoretical (not empirical)53.134832.8487
exuberant (not subdued)53.174733.522
poor (not rich)53.047826.9514
hard (not soft)52.871230.1397
whimsical (not rational)52.747531.2522
dorky (not cool)52.753729.9166
🤐 (not 😜)52.762633.0151
logical (not emotional)52.454431.7490
civilized (not barbaric)52.489128.1515
creative (not conventional)52.368131.6546
stoic (not expressive)52.050729.8524
deliberate (not spontaneous)51.983833.9507
🎩 (not 🧢)51.969834.1175
western (not eastern)51.597538.5235
codependent (not independent)51.446036.4551
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.367229.0166
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.257831.3337
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.283633.528
mysterious (not unambiguous)51.055731.5548
emancipated (not enslaved)50.197530.0464
uninspiring (not charismatic)50.525831.6497
street-smart (not sheltered)50.584032.2515
egalitarian (not racist)50.5108228.0150

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Logan Delos (0.833)
  2. Lisa (0.791)
  3. George Wickham (0.778)
  4. Dan Egan (0.765)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (0.757)
  1. Samwise Gamgee (-0.695)
  2. Friar Tuck (-0.685)
  3. Marmee March (-0.675)
  4. Chien-Po (-0.669)
  5. Francis Mulcahy (-0.668)

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. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.78)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.66)
  3. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.65)
  4. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.61)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.59)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.57)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.55)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.55)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.5)
  10. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.45)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.43)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.42)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.39)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.36)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.29)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.29)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.23)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.23)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.21)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.19)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.15)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.13)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.09)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.07)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.02)


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