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Dr. Hannibal Lecter Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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)98.326.1162
coordinated (not clumsy)96.396.3144
perceptive (not unobservant)95.91412.8144
high IQ (not low IQ)95.5407.8150
master (not apprentice)94.32610.3153
persistent (not quitter)94.0989.3142
never cries (not often crying)94.0910.050
genius (not dunce)93.42512.1185
psychopath (not empath)93.32414.275
diligent (not lazy)92.315312.0117
narcissistic (not low self esteem)92.23314.1147
😈 (not 😇)91.94311.4136
dominant (not submissive)91.89714.8118
bookish (not sporty)91.59411.0162
pro (not noob)91.511515.8135
confident (not insecure)91.24213.8131
freak (not normie)91.21613.992
studious (not goof-off)91.16914.1167
cynical (not gullible)91.02915.151
resourceful (not helpless)90.911617.7149
alert (not oblivious)90.93516.8137
intellectual (not physical)90.77312.0135
weird (not normal)90.73313.8104
jaded (not innocent)90.54911.564
deviant (not average)90.42014.9148
🎨 (not 🏀)90.4719.373
intense (not lighthearted)90.48714.3163
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.411316.6177
bold (not shy)90.324114.4142
individualist (not communal)90.32712.3149
driven (not unambitious)90.218314.1133
independent (not codependent)89.86019.7118
complicated (not simple)89.74417.2138
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.617716.3116
kinky (not vanilla)89.53415.6155
🧠 (not 💪)89.510614.9161
decisive (not hesitant)89.46214.5131
queen (not princess)89.49215.545
alpha (not beta)89.413112.5125
rhythmic (not stuttering)89.42814.0164
pointed (not random)89.36916.679
demonic (not angelic)89.05218.0138
unfixable (not fixable)88.92117.6150
outlaw (not sheriff)88.97420.7123
hunter (not gatherer)88.88521.9149
worldly (not innocent)88.47311.8151
important (not irrelevant)88.321416.0140
💀 (not 🎃)88.32417.994
cocky (not timid)88.318913.131
🦇 (not 🐿)88.12818.6125
on-time (not tardy)88.114818.280
interesting (not tiresome)88.15416.2132
extraordinary (not mundane)88.010116.8152
armoured (not vulnerable)88.05214.6123
extreme (not moderate)87.913619.2119
OCD (not ADHD)87.63416.363
eloquent (not unpolished)87.59821.3126
overachiever (not underachiever)87.319317.276
debased (not pure)87.27717.7152
motivated (not unmotivated)87.047220.145
self-assured (not self-conscious)86.94824.1150
machiavellian (not transparent)86.94514.536
captain (not first-mate)86.517220.5144
logical (not emotional)86.44420.2161
wise (not foolish)86.48117.4144
calm (not anxious)86.42521.9135
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.44619.5138
work-first (not family-first)86.312819.0122
badass (not weakass)86.136522.971
believable (not poorly-written)85.96814.7160
playful (not shy)85.525016.4131
cunning (not honorable)85.49622.0168
salacious (not wholesome)85.09318.3120
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.922619.8142
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.826221.3165
demanding (not unchallenging)84.830823.0101
winter (not summer)84.87219.955
analysis (not common sense)84.75220.754
creative (not conventional)84.611520.3149
high standards (not desperate)84.612523.488
spicy (not mild)84.317121.4136
competent (not incompetent)84.143126.8126
fearmongering (not reassuring)84.19920.146
rebellious (not obedient)84.030917.2126
prideful (not envious)84.05616.199
cryptic (not straightforward)83.51522.0143
poisonous (not nurturing)83.416021.0139
crazy (not sane)83.312324.3116
neat (not messy)83.223025.1136
vengeful (not forgiving)83.123517.1139
mischievous (not well behaved)83.031527.1114
unemotional (not emotional)82.73524.956
villainous (not heroic)82.511418.4112
cultured (not rustic)82.59727.249
bad boy (not white knight)82.512518.644
opinionated (not neutral)82.450321.274
cruel (not kind)82.311421.9119
valedictorian (not drop out)82.137325.6123
tactful (not indiscreet)82.07124.4150
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.010823.287
obsessed (not aloof)81.914721.3113
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)81.913925.2140
arcane (not mainstream)81.88621.1123
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.738121.3135
ferocious (not pacifist)81.428922.5154
suspicious (not awkward)81.219923.9120
cold (not warm)81.217124.8146
charming (not awkward)81.225122.1141
nerd (not jock)81.134918.4130
workaholic (not slacker)81.162619.2130
still (not twitchy)81.15325.696
zany (not regular)80.917521.6136
introspective (not not introspective)80.811623.3124
deep (not shallow)80.816023.1177
old (not young)80.816713.5124
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.528425.8111
charming (not trusting)80.511419.8136
leisurely (not hurried)80.55821.5135
vintage (not trendy)80.530418.074
street-smart (not sheltered)80.334525.3129
hard (not soft)80.223222.8110
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.932922.9114
sturdy (not flimsy)79.933120.9159
picky (not always down)79.814124.955
atheist (not theist)79.816525.8142
contrarian (not yes-man)79.715427.241
hard (not soft)79.724821.9148
extravagant (not thrifty)79.722728.566
mighty (not puny)79.638321.3133
patient (not impatient)79.69826.4145
chosen one (not everyman)79.611821.944
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.521322.1106
deranged (not reasonable)79.517126.1128
goth (not flower child)79.312022.544
animalistic (not human)79.33922.6139
hoarder (not unprepared)79.08016.2128
quiet (not loud)78.717820.0135
entitled (not grateful)78.628721.184
unorthodox (not traditional)78.628527.8146
manicured (not scruffy)78.556426.1119
specialist (not generalist)78.511025.3119
🎩 (not 🧢)78.532526.7121
go-getter (not slugabed)78.461320.3125
resolute (not wavering)78.327726.4125
soulless (not soulful)78.013726.5124
quirky (not predictable)77.915422.456
rock (not rap)77.742122.451
creepy (not disarming)77.58829.1121
bossy (not meek)77.060421.8123
🙃 (not 🥰)76.918429.2129
arrogant (not humble)76.840725.2137
hedonist (not monastic)76.810225.092
🤺 (not 🏌)76.848827.4143
legit (not scrub)76.849425.5119
suspicious (not trusting)76.834626.6119
wild (not tame)76.746327.2143
frenzied (not sleepy)76.643119.1159
refined (not rugged)76.531027.1152
indie (not pop)76.527422.042
genocidal (not not genocidal)76.213629.554
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.116425.566
methodical (not astonishing)76.023129.3166
pretentious (not unassuming)76.031527.4136
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.923227.6103
anarchist (not statist)75.919926.7143
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.843728.5137
paranoid (not naive)75.821526.249
freelance (not corporate)75.743529.4133
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.719526.9127
attentive (not interrupting)75.422128.582
assertive (not passive)75.463325.1117
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)75.49629.4132
dramatic (not comedic)75.349925.789
experimental (not reliable)75.223627.5149
radical (not centrist)75.117523.746
vain (not demure)75.031226.0125
heathen (not devout)74.914828.0120
child free (not pronatalist)74.731627.7136
🥶 (not 🥵)74.710430.055
bitter (not sweet)74.731824.2125
trolling (not triggered)74.77628.6147
masculine (not feminine)74.664722.5132
selfish (not altruistic)74.333728.3149
frank (not sugarcoated)74.262232.061
active (not slothful)74.190125.1140
good-cook (not bad-cook)74.114536.478
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)74.126426.748
night owl (not morning lark)74.145928.1147
🧐 (not 😎)74.021030.0121
enlightened (not lost)74.018027.5171
repulsive (not attractive)73.912627.6137
interested (not bored)73.948831.291
metaphorical (not literal)73.57229.0139
💔 (not 💝)73.322630.9121
mature (not juvenile)73.247529.1152
efficient (not overprepared)73.227431.0186
historical (not modern)73.127522.4130
deep (not epic)72.78430.064
antagonist (not protagonist)72.617332.347
quarrelsome (not warm)72.546225.9152
fast (not slow)72.366329.9126
authoritarian (not democratic)72.232829.8105
secretive (not open-book)72.060628.7182
haunted (not blissful)71.961829.483
📈 (not 📉)71.733527.7113
cautious (not impulsive)71.433732.0125
chic (not cheesy)71.427721.449
unpatriotic (not patriotic)71.36427.0124
👽 (not 🤡)71.226528.4119
strict (not lenient)70.848323.8152
indulgent (not sober)70.844526.8164
opinionated (not jealous)70.873533.156
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.635630.635
gloomy (not sunny)70.549325.8160
edgy (not politically correct)70.350529.9157
receiving (not giving)70.332828.760
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.133326.2150
cat person (not dog person)70.034933.160
competitive (not cooperative)69.871329.4106
🤫 (not 🤔)69.87332.5123
🥾 (not 👟)69.735830.2117
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.239332.3129
tight (not loose)69.167529.1174
confidential (not gossiping)69.082130.3163
resistant (not resigned)68.874929.7146
guarded (not open)68.791628.0127
minimalist (not pack rat)68.631028.8115
sarcastic (not genuine)68.345930.1140
devoted (not unfaithful)68.3122632.149
sage (not whippersnapper)68.124830.2130
stubborn (not accommodating)68.093327.981
egalitarian (not racist)67.9127224.3125
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)67.882826.8156
abstract (not concrete)67.727532.5126
skeptical (not spiritual)67.685429.5136
careful (not brave)67.521929.3142
curious (not apathetic)67.575529.9126
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.550731.7131
natural-talent (not hard-work)67.518830.2100
flirtatious (not prudish)67.456830.339
rich (not poor)67.469228.0116
presidential (not folksy)67.254926.0130
philosophical (not real)67.114628.1149
musical (not off-key)67.029732.2153
fortunate (not unlucky)66.831526.1122
lustful (not chaste)66.556928.4108
🐷 (not 🐮)66.419630.8130
privileged (not oppressed)66.384928.4147
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.244631.5124
outsider (not insider)66.145034.9122
chortling (not giggling)66.067829.2135
mad (not glad)65.861630.3156
🥴 (not 🥳)65.746630.4124
exuberant (not subdued)65.762329.2148
gendered (not androgynous)65.5134432.799
cool (not dorky)65.566730.1146
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.523028.9160
fire (not water)65.578034.963
sickly (not healthy)65.421430.4126
precise (not vague)65.182033.1146
punchable (not loveable)65.136730.2178
wooden (not plastic)65.181831.876
washed (not muddy)64.978632.649
lavish (not frugal)64.648630.6109
🐐 (not 🦒)64.360731.4131
profound (not ironic)64.336735.469
funny (not humorless)64.272726.6147
smooth (not rough)63.951633.2123
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.936434.0111
private (not gregarious)63.881028.4125
asexual (not sexual)63.832431.483
open-minded (not close-minded)63.476429.0121
fighter (not lover)62.960630.675
sexist (not feminist)62.837328.7113
flamboyant (not modest)62.760533.4130
ludicrous (not sensible)62.545531.7123
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.556832.893
ugly (not beautiful)62.518528.6132
moody (not stable)62.493532.9146
consistent (not variable)62.373532.3148
barbaric (not civilized)62.235633.7147
love-focused (not money-focused)62.1105129.442
prestigious (not disreputable)61.891235.2126
tailor (not blacksmith)61.885733.1137
perverted (not clean)61.840633.278
rigid (not flexible)61.669229.5124
bright (not depressed)61.361429.9115
judgemental (not accepting)61.268830.9130
factual (not exaggerating)61.264333.383
reclusive (not social)61.156130.9149
romantic (not dispassionate)61.1103231.1179
🤐 (not 😜)61.068434.7103
Roman (not Greek)61.041429.6107
relaxed (not tense)60.922832.3152
literary (not mathematical)60.980931.2118
earth (not air)60.787033.966
feisty (not gracious)60.6106431.6147
two-faced (not one-faced)60.645938.376
poetic (not factual)60.547930.8157
treasure (not trash)59.9137032.0161
chill (not offended)59.946530.7154
good-humored (not angry)59.884129.8136
proactive (not reactive)59.836635.951
reasoned (not instinctual)59.749934.6111
permanent (not transient)59.472831.1118
introvert (not extrovert)59.155432.2143
stylish (not slovenly)59.199231.7113
bold (not serious)59.178533.3171
Coke (not Pepsi)59.144636.972
classical (not avant-garde)59.080534.9115
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.970832.392
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.867931.0119
metrosexual (not macho)58.892929.0152
involved (not remote)58.7124632.0120
🧗 (not 🛌)58.7103732.2115
stoic (not expressive)58.656932.1122
respectful (not rude)58.597028.7120
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.523632.298
hipster (not basic)58.347532.0118
explorer (not builder)58.377331.9115
vibrant (not geriatric)58.2113429.8136
emancipated (not enslaved)58.1116235.5124
traumatized (not flourishing)58.0105632.8158
orderly (not chaotic)57.984434.9151
realist (not idealist)57.976633.5145
rational (not whimsical)57.892933.1143
varied (not repetitive)57.740231.0128
thinker (not doer)57.738833.088
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.679232.9147
😀 (not 😭)57.569233.1133
purple (not orange)57.467933.6111
chatty (not reserved)57.280431.9126
compersive (not jealous)57.073029.3119
monochrome (not multicolored)57.074436.2129
utilitarian (not decorative)56.9105331.6111
scientific (not artistic)56.784831.2134
imaginative (not practical)56.754534.5157
playful (not serious)56.661229.5111
scandalous (not proper)56.682735.7125
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.698029.9104
🐀 (not 🐘)56.570237.6128
nihilist (not existentialist)56.436033.4126
💩 (not 🌟)56.335936.3115
traitorous (not loyal)56.234331.7141
melee (not ranged)56.244634.6135
ambitious (not realistic)55.8104735.672
🤠 (not 🤑)55.4106532.9106
punk rock (not preppy)55.269234.3141
pensive (not serene)55.2146733.475
urban (not rural)55.1125030.7106
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)55.1126131.897
thick (not thin)55.059526.1117
Russian (not French)54.953631.9127
💃 (not 🧕)54.8115531.1117
expressive (not monotone)54.8109034.247
English (not German)54.7163533.7168
distant (not touchy-feely)54.796335.841
complimentary (not insulting)54.695029.6124
fresh (not stinky)54.6125834.2109
businesslike (not chivalrous)54.685631.989
equitable (not hypocritical)54.492732.5178
concise (not long-winded)54.483434.148
oxymoron (not tautology)54.3103431.634
plays hard (not works hard)54.250833.3128
backdoor (not official)54.294234.4118
moist (not dry)54.279033.4142
roundabout (not direct)54.140434.6120
circular (not linear)54.173832.7163
sorrowful (not cheery)54.0106927.1128
high-tech (not low-tech)54.087534.6112
western (not eastern)53.8135434.093
🤣 (not 😊)53.763331.1117
non-gamer (not gamer)53.7113238.766
industrial (not domestic)53.489229.8109
tasteful (not lewd)53.3124833.3129
🐒 (not 🐩)53.379336.7110
sad (not happy)53.2113826.0140
joyful (not miserable)53.269026.9130
neurotypical (not autistic)53.1150332.9126
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.975931.9132
fantastical (not realistic)52.973834.863
theoretical (not empirical)52.756733.2122
libertarian (not socialist)52.5106233.3111
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.578929.2102
🐴 (not 🦄)52.5105939.3115
impartial (not biased)52.432132.9115
😬 (not 😏)52.173037.9123
stingy (not generous)51.967827.872
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.791731.9149
tall (not short)51.6110624.1163
crafty (not scholarly)51.4115534.3152
political (not nonpolitical)51.3111333.5119
objective (not subjective)51.388334.6127
liberal (not conservative)51.3124130.0123
luddite (not technophile)51.297430.486
👻 (not 🤖)51.2100436.4129
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.1103533.9123
queer (not straight)51.042831.7127
intimate (not formal)50.898834.4122
Swedish (not Italian)50.891431.8110

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 (0.901)
  2. Robert Ford (0.868)
  3. Raymond 'Red' Reddington (0.854)
  4. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.837)
  5. Rowan Pope (0.825)
  6. Berlin (0.815)
  7. Light Yagami (0.796)
  8. Hans Gruber (0.792)
  9. Dr. Harry Wells (0.783)
  10. Magneto (0.782)
  1. Denny Brosh (-0.588)
  2. Chip Dove (-0.57)
  3. Touta Matsuda (-0.559)
  4. Nelson Bighetti (-0.552)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.549)
  6. Alfredo Linguini (-0.544)
  7. William Mason (-0.543)
  8. Tom Scavo (-0.54)
  9. Morty Smith (-0.537)
  10. Jerry Gergich (-0.534)

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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