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Dr. Hannibal Lecter Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character from The Silence of the Lambs.

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
cannibal (not vegan)98.326.1164
coordinated (not clumsy)96.3106.3146
perceptive (not unobservant)95.91312.8144
high IQ (not low IQ)95.5417.7152
never cries (not often crying)94.779.460
master (not apprentice)94.32410.3154
persistent (not quitter)94.2879.3145
genius (not dunce)93.42412.0187
psychopath (not empath)93.42414.078
diligent (not lazy)92.316212.0117
narcissistic (not low self esteem)92.23314.1147
cynical (not gullible)91.92014.657
😈 (not 😇)91.94411.4136
dominant (not submissive)91.89814.7119
bookish (not sporty)91.78710.9166
pro (not noob)91.611315.8136
confident (not insecure)91.44313.7134
freak (not normie)91.22013.993
studious (not goof-off)91.16914.1168
alert (not oblivious)90.93716.8137
intellectual (not physical)90.77212.0136
weird (not normal)90.73313.7105
resourceful (not helpless)90.712417.6152
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.510516.5180
deviant (not average)90.42114.9149
🎨 (not 🏀)90.4729.373
intense (not lighthearted)90.49214.3163
bold (not shy)90.324914.4142
individualist (not communal)90.32612.3149
jaded (not innocent)90.35411.871
driven (not unambitious)90.219114.0134
independent (not codependent)90.05219.5120
complicated (not simple)89.84317.1141
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.717616.2118
kinky (not vanilla)89.63215.5157
🧠 (not 💪)89.510914.9163
decisive (not hesitant)89.46814.5131
alpha (not beta)89.413012.5125
rhythmic (not stuttering)89.42814.0165
demonic (not angelic)89.15117.9140
outlaw (not sheriff)89.07620.5125
unfixable (not fixable)89.01917.5151
hunter (not gatherer)89.07721.7152
pointed (not random)88.97217.886
worldly (not innocent)88.57211.8152
queen (not princess)88.59717.655
important (not irrelevant)88.421615.9141
extraordinary (not mundane)88.210216.7154
🦇 (not 🐿)88.12718.6125
interesting (not tiresome)88.14716.2132
cocky (not timid)88.119513.942
armoured (not vulnerable)88.04814.6123
extreme (not moderate)87.813719.1120
💀 (not 🎃)87.73719.3102
eloquent (not unpolished)87.510321.1128
on-time (not tardy)87.518018.483
motivated (not unmotivated)87.545319.449
debased (not pure)87.27717.7152
overachiever (not underachiever)87.219917.177
self-assured (not self-conscious)87.04724.0152
OCD (not ADHD)86.73817.664
captain (not first-mate)86.617120.5146
badass (not weakass)86.635222.178
logical (not emotional)86.54320.2162
wise (not foolish)86.48317.4144
calm (not anxious)86.42621.8137
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.35019.5139
work-first (not family-first)86.313218.9124
believable (not poorly-written)86.16814.6162
playful (not shy)85.724316.4132
cunning (not honorable)85.49422.0168
analysis (not common sense)85.24619.761
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.026721.2168
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.923419.8142
high standards (not desperate)84.911623.390
demanding (not unchallenging)84.831023.0101
creative (not conventional)84.611520.3150
salacious (not wholesome)84.610118.9121
spicy (not mild)84.317821.4137
competent (not incompetent)84.143526.8126
prideful (not envious)84.15316.1100
rebellious (not obedient)84.031817.2126
winter (not summer)83.98921.866
machiavellian (not transparent)83.99120.648
bad boy (not white knight)83.710817.855
cryptic (not straightforward)83.51522.0143
poisonous (not nurturing)83.516121.0140
vengeful (not forgiving)83.322817.0141
mischievous (not well behaved)83.331626.9116
neat (not messy)83.323024.9138
crazy (not sane)83.312524.3116
unemotional (not emotional)83.23223.866
main character (not side character)83.034225.146
villainous (not heroic)82.511218.3114
opinionated (not neutral)82.551321.076
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.410022.990
valedictorian (not drop out)82.337125.5124
cruel (not kind)82.211921.9120
obsessed (not aloof)82.014321.2114
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)82.013425.1141
cultured (not rustic)82.011425.965
tactful (not indiscreet)81.97724.4151
arcane (not mainstream)81.88721.1123
fearmongering (not reassuring)81.812822.958
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.739021.3135
charming (not awkward)81.424522.1142
still (not twitchy)81.35525.498
suspicious (not awkward)81.219523.9120
cold (not warm)81.217424.8146
ferocious (not pacifist)81.229922.7155
workaholic (not slacker)81.163619.2130
old (not young)81.017113.5126
deep (not shallow)81.015223.1179
contrarian (not yes-man)80.912825.549
nerd (not jock)80.935418.3132
zany (not regular)80.917521.6136
charming (not trusting)80.711219.6139
street-smart (not sheltered)80.634125.2131
leisurely (not hurried)80.55821.4136
introspective (not not introspective)80.512123.7126
vintage (not trendy)80.531317.975
hard (not soft)80.224022.8110
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.031126.0113
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.033522.8115
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.020222.0109
atheist (not theist)80.015525.7143
hard (not soft)79.924221.8150
sturdy (not flimsy)79.932720.9160
goth (not flower child)79.911721.657
mighty (not puny)79.837221.0137
patient (not impatient)79.89826.3147
deranged (not reasonable)79.617325.9130
animalistic (not human)79.43822.4142
hoarder (not unprepared)79.27616.2129
entitled (not grateful)79.228620.890
picky (not always down)79.215525.268
specialist (not generalist)78.911025.3121
extravagant (not thrifty)78.825029.267
quiet (not loud)78.718519.9136
resolute (not wavering)78.627926.1128
🎩 (not 🧢)78.633326.5123
unorthodox (not traditional)78.630427.8146
go-getter (not slugabed)78.464420.3125
manicured (not scruffy)78.358426.0120
soulless (not soulful)78.013826.4125
chosen one (not everyman)77.716223.858
rock (not rap)77.743121.762
quirky (not predictable)77.616822.259
creepy (not disarming)77.59329.0122
bossy (not meek)77.459621.8125
indie (not pop)77.225522.653
suspicious (not trusting)77.134826.4122
🙃 (not 🥰)77.019129.0131
🤺 (not 🏌)76.948327.3144
arrogant (not humble)76.841425.1139
wild (not tame)76.847727.1146
hedonist (not monastic)76.810125.092
refined (not rugged)76.732027.0153
frenzied (not sleepy)76.644119.1160
legit (not scrub)76.452225.9122
radical (not centrist)76.216023.549
anarchist (not statist)76.120126.5145
methodical (not astonishing)76.024229.3166
freelance (not corporate)76.044029.4135
paranoid (not naive)76.021725.054
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.923627.6103
antagonist (not protagonist)75.914529.860
good-cook (not bad-cook)75.812535.585
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.744528.8140
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.719726.9127
pretentious (not unassuming)75.533427.9137
experimental (not reliable)75.523527.3152
dramatic (not comedic)75.550125.790
attentive (not interrupting)75.522328.384
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.418826.071
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)75.49729.4132
heathen (not devout)75.114227.8122
vain (not demure)75.031026.0125
child free (not pronatalist)75.030627.6138
bitter (not sweet)74.931724.2126
assertive (not passive)74.965325.5118
trolling (not triggered)74.97428.6148
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)74.925725.660
🥶 (not 🥵)74.89929.360
selfish (not altruistic)74.634128.2151
genocidal (not not genocidal)74.616230.763
interested (not bored)74.646930.795
masculine (not feminine)74.566622.5134
night owl (not morning lark)74.247128.1148
enlightened (not lost)74.218127.4174
active (not slothful)74.192625.0141
🧐 (not 😎)74.021730.0121
repulsive (not attractive)73.912427.6137
metaphorical (not literal)73.57528.9140
efficient (not overprepared)73.527230.9188
💔 (not 💝)73.422430.8122
frank (not sugarcoated)73.469331.767
historical (not modern)73.128122.3132
quarrelsome (not warm)72.845925.8155
mature (not juvenile)72.750129.3155
fast (not slow)72.366629.9126
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.331128.143
authoritarian (not democratic)72.233529.8105
secretive (not open-book)72.260328.6184
haunted (not blissful)71.964029.483
📈 (not 📉)71.833127.6114
unpatriotic (not patriotic)71.76727.0126
deep (not epic)71.710230.568
👽 (not 🤡)71.326728.3120
opinionated (not jealous)70.973432.865
strict (not lenient)70.949023.8153
indulgent (not sober)70.845426.8164
cautious (not impulsive)70.837632.2127
edgy (not politically correct)70.650629.8159
gloomy (not sunny)70.451725.8161
receiving (not giving)70.133729.270
cat person (not dog person)70.036532.569
🤫 (not 🤔)69.97732.4124
chic (not cheesy)69.931522.756
competitive (not cooperative)69.872829.4106
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.835426.4151
🥾 (not 👟)69.737730.2117
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.439832.3130
confidential (not gossiping)69.183430.2164
resistant (not resigned)69.075529.7147
guarded (not open)68.994128.0128
tight (not loose)68.970329.2175
minimalist (not pack rat)68.830728.7116
sarcastic (not genuine)68.346430.1140
stubborn (not accommodating)68.096327.981
sage (not whippersnapper)67.926630.4132
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)67.985126.7157
egalitarian (not racist)67.8130624.5129
natural-talent (not hard-work)67.818030.1101
skeptical (not spiritual)67.687229.7139
curious (not apathetic)67.577429.9126
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.552231.7131
careful (not brave)67.422429.2143
rich (not poor)67.471428.0116
devoted (not unfaithful)67.4130832.960
abstract (not concrete)67.229832.7129
presidential (not folksy)67.256226.0130
philosophical (not real)67.115528.0150
musical (not off-key)67.030732.2153
flirtatious (not prudish)66.959931.751
lustful (not chaste)66.857628.5109
fire (not water)66.574534.566
privileged (not oppressed)66.487728.3149
fortunate (not unlucky)66.333926.7123
exuberant (not subdued)66.361629.1152
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.246131.5124
washed (not muddy)66.275532.858
🐷 (not 🐮)66.020831.0131
chortling (not giggling)65.969629.1136
🥴 (not 🥳)65.847630.3125
outsider (not insider)65.746835.0123
gendered (not androgynous)65.7139532.9102
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.723628.8162
mad (not glad)65.663730.3158
wooden (not plastic)65.681631.879
sickly (not healthy)65.522130.3127
cool (not dorky)65.566230.1146
punchable (not loveable)65.337830.2179
precise (not vague)65.284333.0150
love-focused (not money-focused)64.7102027.851
lavish (not frugal)64.550430.9112
🐐 (not 🦒)64.363031.4131
smooth (not rough)64.252333.0125
funny (not humorless)64.175026.6148
profound (not ironic)64.039235.474
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.937134.0111
private (not gregarious)63.883528.4125
asexual (not sexual)63.833131.483
open-minded (not close-minded)63.777428.9123
fighter (not lover)63.660330.577
sexist (not feminist)62.838128.7113
flamboyant (not modest)62.762133.4130
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.757232.894
barbaric (not civilized)62.536233.7148
ludicrous (not sensible)62.546131.7123
ugly (not beautiful)62.518828.6132
moody (not stable)62.297332.7149
bright (not depressed)62.159229.9118
consistent (not variable)62.078032.4149
prestigious (not disreputable)61.892635.2126
rigid (not flexible)61.471629.4126
🤐 (not 😜)61.469334.7104
relaxed (not tense)61.322832.3154
tailor (not blacksmith)61.391133.3138
factual (not exaggerating)61.367833.285
judgemental (not accepting)61.270430.9130
reclusive (not social)61.058130.8151
Roman (not Greek)61.042029.6107
perverted (not clean)61.043333.281
proactive (not reactive)61.032536.166
romantic (not dispassionate)60.9108531.3183
two-faced (not one-faced)60.946638.177
poetic (not factual)60.549630.8157
feisty (not gracious)60.2110531.8148
earth (not air)60.292334.870
literary (not mathematical)60.188031.3121
reasoned (not instinctual)59.950234.8115
chill (not offended)59.947230.7154
good-humored (not angry)59.886829.7137
treasure (not trash)59.7141632.2163
Coke (not Pepsi)59.743337.073
stylish (not slovenly)59.1102131.7113
permanent (not transient)59.175331.2119
🧗 (not 🛌)59.0104732.2116
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.971732.392
classical (not avant-garde)58.984235.1117
introvert (not extrovert)58.857932.0146
bold (not serious)58.882433.5174
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.870131.0119
metrosexual (not macho)58.895429.0152
respectful (not rude)58.5100628.6121
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.523332.298
thinker (not doer)58.438532.991
explorer (not builder)58.378931.9115
hipster (not basic)58.248731.9119
involved (not remote)58.2131432.1122
stoic (not expressive)58.159432.1124
rational (not whimsical)58.194033.2144
emancipated (not enslaved)58.1119535.5124
vibrant (not geriatric)58.1117529.8137
orderly (not chaotic)57.987334.9151
realist (not idealist)57.977933.5145
varied (not repetitive)57.741230.9129
traumatized (not flourishing)57.7111132.9160
😀 (not 😭)57.570433.1133
chatty (not reserved)57.482631.8127
purple (not orange)57.468533.6111
pensive (not serene)57.4138633.580
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.381933.0148
compersive (not jealous)57.275529.3121
utilitarian (not decorative)56.9108531.6111
distant (not touchy-feely)56.991235.348
🐀 (not 🐘)56.770937.6129
scandalous (not proper)56.685335.7125
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.6100829.9104
monochrome (not multicolored)56.676536.4130
playful (not serious)56.564429.3112
imaginative (not practical)56.557034.6159
nihilist (not existentialist)56.437933.4126
expressive (not monotone)56.4108334.751
scientific (not artistic)56.387831.1138
traitorous (not loyal)56.335031.8143
melee (not ranged)56.247134.6135
💩 (not 🌟)55.937436.3116
🤠 (not 🤑)55.7110332.9107
thick (not thin)55.260826.1118
urban (not rural)55.1129630.7106
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)55.1131031.897
Russian (not French)55.152531.8128
English (not German)55.1167733.7170
ambitious (not realistic)55.1108735.875
complimentary (not insulting)55.097529.6128
💃 (not 🧕)55.0118531.1118
punk rock (not preppy)55.072234.3143
fresh (not stinky)54.8128434.0111
concise (not long-winded)54.785534.460
plays hard (not works hard)54.552933.0131
oxymoron (not tautology)54.5101032.244
equitable (not hypocritical)54.495932.5178
non-gamer (not gamer)54.4114238.867
backdoor (not official)54.297734.4118
moist (not dry)54.282233.4142
roundabout (not direct)54.141134.6120
high-tech (not low-tech)54.188934.7114
🤣 (not 😊)54.163730.9120
circular (not linear)54.174932.7163
businesslike (not chivalrous)54.089732.390
western (not eastern)53.8142834.093
fantastical (not realistic)53.773934.169
sorrowful (not cheery)53.5113527.0131
industrial (not domestic)53.592129.6111
🐒 (not 🐩)53.580936.5111
tasteful (not lewd)53.4128233.2130
stingy (not generous)53.264928.574
sad (not happy)53.1118725.8142
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.077831.8134
libertarian (not socialist)52.9105233.4112
joyful (not miserable)52.971327.2131
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.580329.2102
🐴 (not 🦄)52.5109639.3115
impartial (not biased)52.432732.9115
theoretical (not empirical)52.161133.3124
neurotypical (not autistic)52.0157433.3129
crafty (not scholarly)51.8118334.3154
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.795931.9149
political (not nonpolitical)51.6113733.6122
tall (not short)51.5113723.8179
objective (not subjective)51.588734.5128
😬 (not 😏)51.576938.0125
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.2105533.8124
luddite (not technophile)51.1103630.387
liberal (not conservative)51.1128929.8126
👻 (not 🤖)51.1105136.3131
queer (not straight)51.045531.7127
Swedish (not Italian)50.893631.8110
intimate (not formal)50.4102734.3124

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 Dr. Hannibal Lecter based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (0.9)
  2. Robert Ford (0.87)
  3. Raymond 'Red' Reddington (0.856)
  4. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.839)
  5. Rowan Pope (0.823)
  6. Berlin (0.82)
  7. Light Yagami (0.798)
  8. Hans Gruber (0.794)
  9. Magneto (0.783)
  10. Dr. Harry Wells (0.783)
  1. Denny Brosh (-0.6)
  2. Chip Dove (-0.574)
  3. Touta Matsuda (-0.564)
  4. Nelson Bighetti (-0.554)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.552)
  6. William Mason (-0.544)
  7. Alfredo Linguini (-0.543)
  8. Tom Scavo (-0.543)
  9. Finn Hudson (-0.542)
  10. Jerry Gergich (-0.538)

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 Dr. Hannibal Lecter to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Dr. Hannibal Lecter is described identify as.

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


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