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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
entitled (not grateful)93.14713.160
arrogant (not humble)91.48415.8586
selfish (not altruistic)91.25714.0601
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)89.56816.3199
receiving (not giving)89.54312.726
money-focused (not love-focused)88.35922.928
vain (not demure)87.85517.9560
technophile (not luddite)87.52918.0487
stingy (not generous)87.36015.972
judgemental (not accepting)87.210915.6409
modern (not historical)87.12815.4392
competitive (not cooperative)86.621418.3504
cocky (not timid)86.223022.329
sarcastic (not genuine)86.15815.8480
cunning (not honorable)85.78216.1605
shallow (not deep)85.73117.9204
traitorous (not loyal)85.34517.3530
work-first (not family-first)85.213218.6581
young (not old)85.114213.6586
high-tech (not low-tech)85.19818.2537
urban (not rural)85.18222.3275
debased (not pure)84.89716.2555
jaded (not innocent)84.715711.516
psychopath (not empath)84.112013.667
lavish (not frugal)83.79121.4521
poisonous (not nurturing)83.713817.7229
privileged (not oppressed)83.724519.454
unfaithful (not devoted)83.72126.621
two-faced (not one-faced)83.59324.679
child free (not pronatalist)83.46422.9479
punchable (not loveable)83.410222.852
suspicious (not trusting)83.317416.1572
night owl (not morning lark)83.314919.9385
hypocritical (not equitable)83.17619.4425
indulgent (not sober)82.913322.8530
miserable (not joyful)82.811216.2199
lustful (not chaste)82.712920.6530
experimental (not reliable)82.59020.656
cold (not warm)82.313216.3505
atheist (not theist)82.28619.8342
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.17718.1405
pretentious (not unassuming)82.114525.8190
insulting (not complimentary)82.013515.8377
vengeful (not forgiving)81.921918.4526
😈 (not 😇)81.817916.8182
quarrelsome (not warm)81.621717.0528
self-destructive (not self-improving)81.613323.160
mischievous (not well behaved)81.231822.5563
moody (not stable)81.026521.3559
rude (not respectful)80.912618.2569
juvenile (not mature)80.513021.2363
scandalous (not proper)80.122022.7518
🐀 (not 🐘)80.15323.1262
demonic (not angelic)79.915216.5537
bitter (not sweet)79.917016.9498
feisty (not gracious)79.829016.9571
tailor (not blacksmith)79.812224.650
biased (not impartial)79.717222.3572
interrupting (not attentive)79.616622.554
sexist (not feminist)79.613020.0233
trendy (not vintage)79.55024.157
opinionated (not neutral)79.558125.255
skeptical (not spiritual)79.428420.7525
impulsive (not cautious)79.324426.5553
soulless (not soulful)79.311018.4359
scrub (not legit)79.32922.2247
individualist (not communal)79.222627.4369
🤑 (not 🤠)79.214226.7184
villainous (not heroic)79.113116.6538
impatient (not patient)79.130022.7235
plays hard (not works hard)78.911722.7585
charming (not trusting)78.813816.7562
heathen (not devout)78.68621.0515
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.527630.053
lost (not enlightened)78.410421.845
jealous (not compersive)78.016122.8496
off-key (not musical)77.98818.657
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.926122.2162
bold (not shy)77.776322.1542
overspender (not penny-pincher)77.712828.8277
bad boy (not white knight)77.318819.123
salacious (not wholesome)77.320023.3149
cynical (not gullible)77.332624.129
head@clouds (not down2earth)77.117427.5529
💀 (not 🎃)77.118026.242
foolish (not wise)77.014321.2535
💔 (not 💝)77.013925.6265
gendered (not androgynous)76.867825.7204
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.514425.8449
transient (not permanent)76.53221.6219
weakass (not badass)76.47725.654
trash (not treasure)76.38023.4203
stubborn (not accommodating)76.352928.661
rebellious (not obedient)76.243623.2469
thin (not thick)76.015322.4359
flimsy (not sturdy)75.97022.548
cruel (not kind)75.916318.7576
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)75.820725.6526
🙃 (not 🥰)75.817927.1270
tardy (not on-time)75.814826.056
💩 (not 🌟)75.710625.6187
gossiping (not confidential)75.318627.1596
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)75.321426.2413
variable (not consistent)75.26326.461
dispassionate (not romantic)75.28026.158
haunted (not blissful)75.140422.579
👟 (not 🥾)75.016228.9161
extravagant (not thrifty)74.928429.157
bored (not interested)74.82824.856
outlaw (not sheriff)74.533724.5494
perverted (not clean)74.518025.571
worldly (not innocent)74.451422.6535
pensive (not serene)74.127621.652
🤡 (not 👽)74.09929.2172
antagonist (not protagonist)73.913322.925
Italian (not Swedish)73.821023.749
stylish (not slovenly)73.842522.1495
machiavellian (not transparent)73.824824.423
disreputable (not prestigious)73.713826.5446
dramatic (not comedic)73.746925.975
short (not tall)73.619320.9520
demanding (not unchallenging)73.469831.359
puny (not mighty)73.37922.3540
extrovert (not introvert)72.940526.9551
deranged (not reasonable)72.924424.9179
authoritarian (not democratic)72.828127.6485
backdoor (not official)72.828526.7522
bad-cook (not good-cook)72.820831.149
wild (not tame)72.748424.1532
ironic (not profound)72.613725.056
sexual (not asexual)72.652828.450
flamboyant (not modest)72.632628.5567
focused on the future (not focused on the present)72.611931.0554
businesslike (not chivalrous)72.429431.770
mad (not glad)72.435721.2176
secretive (not open-book)72.446527.770
hedonist (not monastic)72.318629.2117
plastic (not wooden)72.37328.860
extreme (not moderate)72.155326.9466
industrial (not domestic)72.117126.1370
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.016529.1178
distant (not touchy-feely)72.035521.018
apprentice (not master)71.917625.3269
whippersnapper (not sage)71.913930.833
edgy (not politically correct)71.639624.2541
drop out (not valedictorian)71.622430.3208
ludicrous (not sensible)71.523926.0534
mainstream (not arcane)71.510729.8469
analysis (not common sense)71.529529.619
sad (not happy)71.334919.8490
exhibitionist (not bashful)71.338829.964
metrosexual (not macho)71.233230.541
crazy (not sane)71.134929.7182
oxymoron (not tautology)71.17834.513
fast (not slow)71.057924.3537
English (not German)71.072229.037
driven (not unambitious)70.9102827.2465
chortling (not giggling)70.936623.537
fearmongering (not reassuring)70.926722.128
genocidal (not not genocidal)70.617622.429
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.546327.5402
offended (not chill)70.538623.843
fire (not water)70.352032.350
exaggerating (not factual)70.339432.558
guarded (not open)70.270725.6500
rap (not rock)70.05230.816
traumatized (not flourishing)69.947427.750
twitchy (not still)69.944425.079
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.746325.146
lewd (not tasteful)69.719723.4520
chaotic (not orderly)69.640029.4533
apathetic (not curious)69.66127.7504
monochrome (not multicolored)69.628228.7342
neurotypical (not autistic)69.469025.4471
bossy (not meek)69.473327.0547
💃 (not 🧕)69.455529.2275
unfixable (not fixable)69.321126.442
suspicious (not awkward)69.256326.6470
libertarian (not socialist)69.217329.8454
cultured (not rustic)69.244825.824
🐷 (not 🐮)69.115030.2254
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.939532.4246
epic (not deep)68.622722.844
ambitious (not realistic)68.647231.451
straight (not queer)68.484726.7229
political (not nonpolitical)68.343028.7510
creepy (not disarming)68.316925.5226
gloomy (not sunny)68.346823.544
first-mate (not captain)68.146328.3532
idealist (not realist)68.031432.4384
slacker (not workaholic)67.918029.7399
intense (not lighthearted)67.868729.446
tense (not relaxed)67.686127.2524
🏀 (not 🎨)67.634729.246
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)67.644028.3186
deviant (not average)67.554227.1385
cannibal (not vegan)67.538930.343
ignorant (not knowledgeable)67.317028.559
sorrowful (not cheery)67.152220.7495
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.167733.2485
playful (not shy)67.074624.6516
📉 (not 📈)66.99232.2191
incompetent (not competent)66.813027.3419
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)66.836629.962
picky (not always down)66.643430.929
unprepared (not hoarder)66.516728.4483
preppy (not punk rock)66.459827.638
depressed (not bright)66.429422.8450
unorthodox (not traditional)66.251629.1375
noob (not pro)65.915628.4177
😭 (not 😀)65.931025.4172
tiresome (not interesting)65.811627.8565
dry (not moist)65.632630.935
instinctual (not reasoned)65.551628.3488
angry (not good-humored)65.236022.8467
unemotional (not emotional)65.218332.532
😎 (not 🧐)65.150230.9166
lazy (not diligent)64.98929.0520
irrelevant (not important)64.87325.9321
formal (not intimate)64.844126.8233
remote (not involved)64.59129.7488
avant-garde (not classical)64.529325.7340
purple (not orange)64.332029.9441
assertive (not passive)64.387628.7483
🤣 (not 😊)64.232126.0148
open to new experinces (not uncreative)64.183031.2544
social (not reclusive)64.153129.3286
ferocious (not pacifist)64.069727.5501
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.010328.3169
pack rat (not minimalist)64.030131.4154
everyman (not chosen one)64.033432.829
serious (not playful)63.971926.5546
ADHD (not OCD)63.834030.443
cryptic (not straightforward)63.516929.9564
presidential (not folksy)63.556028.852
hipster (not basic)63.225533.9529
wavering (not resolute)63.113429.9133
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.047230.2496
crafty (not scholarly)62.766229.9606
anxious (not calm)62.664427.6557
manicured (not scruffy)62.681928.6609
🐐 (not 🦒)62.658233.2259
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.528532.4511
princess (not queen)62.533837.421
resistant (not resigned)62.391629.8508
vague (not precise)62.319830.0347
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.266128.4471
armoured (not vulnerable)62.272429.6439
goof-off (not studious)62.237028.7185
desperate (not high standards)62.033335.380
🥴 (not 🥳)61.852132.0149
nihilist (not existentialist)61.719630.4283
paranoid (not naive)61.765128.229
close-minded (not open-minded)61.636428.6566
mundane (not extraordinary)61.221828.4499
hypochondriac (not stoic)61.232129.125
sensitive (not thick-skinned)60.947029.0581
prideful (not envious)60.9101535.180
dunce (not genius)60.825725.8557
decisive (not hesitant)60.891430.2536
humorless (not funny)60.838727.4557
masculine (not feminine)60.679823.3570
🧠 (not 💪)60.690526.9187
🐴 (not 🦄)60.463834.0183
corporate (not freelance)60.346934.948
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.245632.644
philosophical (not real)60.122429.7327
frenzied (not sleepy)60.1113929.940
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.845730.524
generalist (not specialist)59.721030.0342
subjective (not objective)59.538533.3278
reactive (not proactive)59.449835.619
intellectual (not physical)59.385329.4524
dominant (not submissive)59.391329.6533
complicated (not simple)59.388932.0451
not introspective (not introspective)59.327331.5257
flirtatious (not prudish)59.367234.524
dog person (not cat person)59.059134.233
long-winded (not concise)58.845425.817
brave (not careful)58.583228.4516
roundabout (not direct)58.525031.8529
Pepsi (not Coke)58.527137.455
pop (not indie)58.534335.425
spontaneous (not scheduled)58.353534.0545
factual (not poetic)58.370528.752
beautiful (not ugly)58.2114327.0438
high IQ (not low IQ)58.1120524.3575
mathematical (not literary)58.041930.1483
bold (not serious)58.068529.8565
ranged (not melee)58.061733.340
rigid (not flexible)57.971328.4480
gamer (not non-gamer)57.941934.153
beta (not alpha)57.846430.8480
exuberant (not subdued)57.878230.539
gregarious (not private)57.746231.1536
anarchist (not statist)57.754232.2236
natural-talent (not hard-work)57.733226.871
messy (not neat)57.647230.5404
explorer (not builder)57.463230.2555
cheesy (not chic)57.468232.322
winter (not summer)57.461329.927
confident (not insecure)57.399432.7532
🤖 (not 👻)57.254133.2180
weird (not normal)57.182128.0549
spicy (not mild)57.187830.0537
goth (not flower child)57.144923.324
kinky (not vanilla)57.065531.7536
imaginative (not practical)57.044133.7502
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.079231.5494
repetitive (not varied)57.075530.2250
🛌 (not 🧗)57.041332.0264
stinky (not fresh)56.934831.0265
predictable (not quirky)56.955833.819
animalistic (not human)56.732029.0460
rhythmic (not stuttering)56.5107028.344
chatty (not reserved)56.370531.0529
outsider (not insider)56.367330.5384
triggered (not trolling)56.295935.341
air (not earth)56.229733.573
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.158430.1231
opinionated (not jealous)56.1113137.925
leisurely (not hurried)56.047631.9567
charming (not awkward)55.991029.0527
🏌 (not 🤺)55.924333.8190
tight (not loose)55.895833.441
motivated (not unmotivated)55.8138232.221
refined (not rugged)55.781528.0491
obsessed (not aloof)55.798933.7537
oblivious (not alert)55.641528.8169
pointed (not random)55.6111432.752
scientific (not artistic)55.574128.9542
metaphorical (not literal)55.536931.8480
smooth (not rough)55.466328.4514
zany (not regular)55.480730.1158
😬 (not 😏)55.352434.9192
methodical (not astonishing)55.286230.5481
coordinated (not clumsy)55.2100129.5497
circular (not linear)55.255634.447
unlucky (not fortunate)55.170029.9531
fighter (not lover)55.070529.058
efficient (not overprepared)54.9111327.336
liberal (not conservative)54.790532.5188
indiscreet (not tactful)54.640730.5164
🦇 (not 🐿)54.557735.1163
strict (not lenient)54.480530.4485
attractive (not repulsive)54.4111529.3527
hard (not soft)54.482430.0482
loud (not quiet)54.278228.8565
decorative (not utilitarian)54.144432.9312
perceptive (not unobservant)54.1125233.534
active (not slothful)54.0130129.6490
go-getter (not slugabed)54.0132932.2193
abstract (not concrete)54.055933.9171
🤔 (not 🤫)54.089434.0175
yes-man (not contrarian)53.945830.928
nerd (not jock)53.786630.4555
overachiever (not underachiever)53.6120937.266
bookish (not sporty)53.593226.7461
eloquent (not unpolished)53.592928.5526
dorky (not cool)53.464230.1174
quitter (not persistent)53.45733.6182
🤐 (not 😜)53.475133.1159
monotone (not expressive)53.451229.829
healthy (not sickly)53.3113628.6506
whimsical (not rational)53.257331.2528
poor (not rich)53.056326.9516
🐩 (not 🐒)53.077937.5168
hard (not soft)52.886330.2391
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.877229.2168
logical (not emotional)52.568731.9491
theoretical (not empirical)52.547032.8479
never cries (not often crying)52.587323.117
creative (not conventional)52.481531.7541
resourceful (not helpless)52.4131231.3385
poorly-written (not believable)52.36630.655
freak (not normie)52.286034.467
sugarcoated (not frank)52.230833.926
civilized (not barbaric)52.1107828.1514
stoic (not expressive)51.961329.8522
radical (not centrist)51.985337.225
western (not eastern)51.8120238.7243
🎩 (not 🧢)51.882233.9190
🥶 (not 🥵)51.666534.953
deliberate (not spontaneous)51.5102033.9498
French (not Russian)51.2100435.339
vibrant (not geriatric)51.1115427.638
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.070231.5334
codependent (not independent)51.057036.5545
emancipated (not enslaved)50.9117830.0463
uninspiring (not charismatic)50.830531.6498
gatherer (not hunter)50.273830.868
fantastical (not realistic)50.867337.541
Roman (not Greek)50.785633.250
spelunker (not claustrophobic)50.3107032.438
doer (not thinker)50.7110032.780
washed (not muddy)50.799529.625
street-smart (not sheltered)50.4102132.1517
egalitarian (not racist)50.6132127.9153
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.699136.351
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.590431.6547

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 (0.826)
  2. George Wickham (0.789)
  3. Dennis Reynolds (0.788)
  4. Lisa (0.783)
  5. Commodus (0.777)
  6. Joffrey Baratheon (0.771)
  7. Dan Egan (0.77)
  8. Joey Donner (0.767)
  9. Ernesto de la Cruz (0.761)
  10. Hans (0.758)
  1. Mamá Coco (-0.719)
  2. Samwise Gamgee (-0.71)
  3. Friar Tuck (-0.708)
  4. Marmee March (-0.702)
  5. Chien-Po (-0.702)
  6. Francis Mulcahy (-0.696)
  7. Doc (-0.69)
  8. Beth March (-0.689)
  9. Forrest Gump (-0.657)
  10. Jane Bennet (-0.653)

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.



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