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Rhonda Pearlman Personality Statistics

Rhonda Pearlman is a character from The Wire. 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
on-time (not tardy)91.4688.67
valedictorian (not drop out)89.910211.213
workaholic (not slacker)89.31738.722
high IQ (not low IQ)87.926811.699
motivated (not unmotivated)86.939812.314
businesslike (not chivalrous)86.85010.66
persistent (not quitter)86.252213.69
diligent (not lazy)84.653414.592
driven (not unambitious)84.643612.597
go-getter (not slugabed)84.624011.811
pointed (not random)84.51959.711
perceptive (not unobservant)84.036911.09
sexual (not asexual)83.823910.512
alert (not oblivious)83.718218.59
opinionated (not neutral)83.739311.97
work-first (not family-first)83.516512.895
studious (not goof-off)83.427320.014
competent (not incompetent)83.239917.1107
resolute (not wavering)83.111312.07
egalitarian (not racist)83.142010.311
assertive (not passive)82.729813.882
normie (not freak)82.62912.38
resourceful (not helpless)82.145615.434
active (not slothful)81.841611.094
OCD (not ADHD)81.712710.07
hard-work (not natural-talent)81.47816.418
badass (not weakass)81.147516.08
mature (not juvenile)81.119616.229
tactful (not indiscreet)80.98818.115
coordinated (not clumsy)80.636816.690
bold (not shy)80.666612.8109
pro (not noob)80.64199.88
concrete (not abstract)80.57514.117
demanding (not unchallenging)80.544916.918
neurotypical (not autistic)80.412915.590
political (not nonpolitical)80.415818.591
overachiever (not underachiever)80.342914.514
healthy (not sickly)80.129415.189
privileged (not oppressed)80.032712.522
cultured (not rustic)80.01478.63
intellectual (not physical)79.832316.091
rational (not whimsical)79.121816.394
precise (not vague)78.924417.257
🧠 (not 💪)78.938316.525
realistic (not fantastical)78.916825.514
sheriff (not outlaw)78.819919.2102
manicured (not scruffy)78.846418.795
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.453119.393
specialist (not generalist)78.39515.524
rock (not rap)78.13527.48
prideful (not envious)78.022920.83
devoted (not unfaithful)78.070523.68
believable (not poorly-written)77.739416.414
opinionated (not jealous)77.630024.35
statist (not anarchist)77.48823.517
enlightened (not lost)77.49214.28
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.319315.213
eloquent (not unpolished)77.236018.089
straight (not queer)77.252924.244
alpha (not beta)76.845420.489
civilized (not barbaric)76.843720.496
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.437118.289
practical (not imaginative)76.330919.090
direct (not roundabout)76.240622.194
consistent (not variable)76.219421.711
permanent (not transient)76.012517.532
factual (not poetic)76.021716.814
real (not philosophical)75.919320.556
down2earth (not head@clouds)75.921521.296
sensible (not ludicrous)75.728118.785
bookish (not sporty)75.748918.987
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.752019.817
attractive (not repulsive)75.659217.0117
preppy (not punk rock)75.634018.717
reasonable (not deranged)75.528526.611
😏 (not 😬)75.520217.226
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.441918.794
social (not reclusive)75.428216.926
transparent (not machiavellian)75.49820.35
skeptical (not spiritual)75.245215.999
scientific (not artistic)75.131217.076
bossy (not meek)75.058219.085
stylish (not slovenly)75.038319.1103
feisty (not gracious)75.045115.390
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.017415.134
basic (not hipster)74.926319.896
prestigious (not disreputable)74.932922.080
beautiful (not ugly)74.974618.240
cosmopolitan (not provincial)74.818021.092
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)74.738011.27
legit (not scrub)74.651521.626
methodical (not astonishing)74.524716.889
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.526017.799
fixable (not unfixable)74.514122.011
vibrant (not geriatric)74.341922.814
works hard (not plays hard)74.250418.4100
utilitarian (not decorative)74.226918.626
decisive (not hesitant)74.152221.895
mighty (not puny)73.952316.9104
sturdy (not flimsy)73.947023.018
fast (not slow)73.847416.490
playful (not shy)73.855715.770
insider (not outsider)73.89121.662
feminist (not sexist)73.755921.818
orderly (not chaotic)73.637219.593
worldly (not innocent)73.554617.9105
confident (not insecure)73.453320.990
empirical (not theoretical)73.08320.790
cocky (not timid)72.96247.99
loyal (not traitorous)72.982124.382
hard (not soft)72.739519.326
ferocious (not pacifist)72.648818.5104
important (not irrelevant)72.680022.412
normal (not weird)72.512421.9104
lustful (not chaste)72.534616.5101
atheist (not theist)72.532723.226
analysis (not common sense)72.327814.99
involved (not remote)72.248322.171
non-gamer (not gamer)72.238325.510
🐩 (not 🐒)72.229519.616
summer (not winter)72.233228.69
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)72.158923.111
straightforward (not cryptic)72.039024.099
extrovert (not introvert)72.043519.6101
builder (not explorer)71.918218.990
hurried (not leisurely)71.822016.775
reliable (not experimental)71.834628.113
🤖 (not 👻)71.616918.57
factual (not exaggerating)71.629325.85
🌟 (not 💩)71.470023.023
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.328621.6105
genius (not dunce)71.354718.8115
never cries (not often crying)71.242819.112
mainstream (not arcane)71.111221.074
pop (not indie)71.111921.37
independent (not codependent)71.053926.468
tense (not relaxed)70.973718.092
rich (not poor)70.952518.793
refined (not rugged)70.843720.386
wise (not foolish)70.837617.1108
charming (not awkward)70.752420.8102
heroic (not villainous)70.673220.797
modern (not historical)70.636021.658
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.458825.115
dominant (not submissive)70.367422.999
nerd (not jock)70.154323.277
📈 (not 📉)69.834728.716
neat (not messy)69.759026.670
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)69.736625.319
moderate (not extreme)69.515620.982
reasoned (not instinctual)69.320424.887
disarming (not creepy)69.362116.226
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.347414.09
soulful (not soulless)69.278116.726
sane (not crazy)69.130529.516
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.141725.18
repetitive (not varied)69.028624.442
classical (not avant-garde)69.034425.323
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)68.731018.313
picky (not always down)68.63757.85
unambiguous (not mysterious)68.537123.986
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.556521.517
cynical (not gullible)68.554615.610
complicated (not simple)68.462624.178
presidential (not folksy)68.442918.213
interested (not bored)68.361319.916
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.237321.787
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.264622.780
realist (not idealist)68.233328.128
objective (not subjective)68.212824.528
child free (not pronatalist)67.949025.875
nurturing (not poisonous)67.957320.229
hard (not soft)67.949120.181
competitive (not cooperative)67.866025.391
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.671716.28
master (not apprentice)67.670021.639
frank (not sugarcoated)67.577021.18
logical (not emotional)67.432619.2112
clean (not perverted)67.468429.25
spicy (not mild)67.360720.693
literal (not metaphorical)67.242722.899
earth (not air)67.248014.612
tailor (not blacksmith)67.155925.415
empath (not psychopath)67.063520.510
🐿 (not 🦇)66.946225.615
open-minded (not close-minded)66.848523.571
flourishing (not traumatized)66.814321.522
intense (not lighthearted)66.871420.213
tight (not loose)66.865126.917
curious (not apathetic)66.763721.283
bright (not depressed)66.738321.591
charismatic (not uninspiring)66.687523.999
strict (not lenient)66.551321.282
🧗 (not 🛌)66.458930.119
🐘 (not 🐀)66.331625.224
generous (not stingy)66.258220.05
expressive (not monotone)66.161011.78
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.839525.985
frenzied (not sleepy)65.791915.111
suspicious (not awkward)65.569421.771
armoured (not vulnerable)65.564522.287
efficient (not overprepared)65.561525.614
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.546716.76
obsessed (not aloof)65.456120.582
linear (not circular)65.324521.019
pensive (not serene)65.278130.76
fire (not water)65.266718.312
human (not animalistic)65.184926.186
🎩 (not 🧢)65.154628.115
street-smart (not sheltered)65.068122.869
urban (not rural)65.078331.729
treasure (not trash)65.099729.221
haunted (not blissful)65.073227.010
respectful (not rude)64.862423.885
loud (not quiet)64.858219.476
orange (not purple)64.829123.661
emancipated (not enslaved)64.768924.685
confidential (not gossiping)64.776825.789
white knight (not bad boy)64.761324.312
resistant (not resigned)64.581225.5107
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.350724.09
secretive (not open-book)64.370516.715
guarded (not open)64.289423.6105
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.232611.75
gendered (not androgynous)64.1116826.237
💃 (not 🧕)64.070324.426
romantic (not dispassionate)63.876922.226
wooden (not plastic)63.674016.67
equitable (not hypocritical)63.550824.741
ranged (not melee)63.433929.915
kind (not cruel)63.389920.086
hoarder (not unprepared)63.358519.254
ambitious (not realistic)63.364632.09
🧐 (not 😎)63.043530.512
fresh (not stinky)62.983024.723
🎃 (not 💀)62.939621.77
suspicious (not trusting)62.861925.393
official (not backdoor)62.838125.195
jaded (not innocent)62.878626.710
chatty (not reserved)62.756921.8103
stable (not moody)62.723924.684
serious (not playful)62.673720.8102
😊 (not 🤣)62.565528.717
feminine (not masculine)62.449223.4108
smooth (not rough)62.445723.585
French (not Russian)62.454531.37
interesting (not tiresome)62.288722.598
judgemental (not accepting)62.258025.059
hedonist (not monastic)62.147729.314
altruistic (not selfish)61.964022.980
high-tech (not low-tech)61.952220.482
traditional (not unorthodox)61.844923.338
offended (not chill)61.862727.26
washed (not muddy)61.871028.010
🐴 (not 🦄)61.760027.515
high standards (not desperate)61.572131.213
pretentious (not unassuming)61.463221.110
scholarly (not crafty)61.240627.584
dorky (not cool)61.248118.812
queen (not princess)61.275424.85
😀 (not 😭)61.148230.59
open to new experinces (not uncreative)61.092425.585
cautious (not impulsive)60.956724.5100
conventional (not creative)60.846325.579
Coke (not Pepsi)60.831127.811
thick (not thin)60.440220.047
love-focused (not money-focused)60.487723.07
technophile (not luddite)60.345221.865
quarrelsome (not warm)60.267924.778
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.095235.411
flirtatious (not prudish)60.065325.46
moist (not dry)59.945221.014
everyman (not chosen one)59.944830.013
tasteful (not lewd)59.881925.890
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)59.847826.022
💔 (not 💝)59.749430.719
charming (not trusting)59.661822.6105
dramatic (not comedic)59.491914.29
two-faced (not one-faced)59.241422.85
arrogant (not humble)59.172021.796
monochrome (not multicolored)59.155831.226
not introspective (not introspective)59.127923.316
🤑 (not 🤠)59.146425.012
expressive (not stoic)59.074425.394
fortunate (not unlucky)59.048423.081
patient (not impatient)59.038925.228
sarcastic (not genuine)58.958024.787
👟 (not 🥾)58.959229.314
attentive (not interrupting)58.861127.49
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.666729.619
still (not twitchy)58.539426.013
individualist (not communal)58.475628.025
sunny (not gloomy)58.452124.321
forgiving (not vengeful)58.363626.594
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')58.314329.354
conservative (not liberal)58.339425.412
corporate (not freelance)58.350131.818
🎨 (not 🏀)58.183132.511
angelic (not demonic)58.074620.380
wild (not tame)57.982821.358
cheery (not sorrowful)57.747522.194
modest (not flamboyant)57.770524.1102
macho (not metrosexual)57.743824.513
thrifty (not extravagant)57.762618.914
short (not tall)57.650721.893
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.670923.912
epic (not deep)57.657517.48
funny (not humorless)57.578823.5113
industrial (not domestic)57.561731.426
exuberant (not subdued)57.579122.913
triggered (not trolling)57.591819.415
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.462625.675
centrist (not radical)57.343128.64
shallow (not deep)57.238623.924
🥴 (not 🥳)57.266920.616
musical (not off-key)57.145822.417
proper (not scandalous)57.063725.083
western (not eastern)57.092429.724
anxious (not calm)56.981123.484
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.862324.116
loveable (not punchable)56.886329.313
Swedish (not Italian)56.552125.913
kinky (not vanilla)56.367024.196
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)56.347726.711
oxymoron (not tautology)56.372432.67
politically correct (not edgy)56.253924.291
cat person (not dog person)55.962322.711
yes-man (not contrarian)55.940028.57
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.856330.316
mischievous (not well behaved)55.783625.592
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.752324.691
profound (not ironic)55.656119.57
entitled (not grateful)55.571436.010
good-humored (not angry)55.478724.284
fighter (not lover)55.170226.911
honorable (not cunning)55.082725.2106
formal (not intimate)55.067125.221
low self esteem (not narcissistic)55.046423.822
😜 (not 🤐)54.865829.023
extraordinary (not mundane)54.4104122.570
rebellious (not obedient)54.490723.199
🦒 (not 🐐)54.329729.325
young (not old)54.291418.181
bitter (not sweet)54.272120.5102
🥵 (not 🥶)54.275226.216
compersive (not jealous)54.165723.177
cold (not warm)54.164823.576
gatherer (not hunter)54.066029.412
rigid (not flexible)53.981723.084
🥰 (not 🙃)53.973327.126
giggling (not chortling)53.941927.08
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.888025.593
night owl (not morning lark)53.890527.954
inspiring (not cringeworthy)53.888021.824
complimentary (not insulting)53.777124.118
trendy (not vintage)53.737819.96
salacious (not wholesome)53.662525.911
predictable (not quirky)53.666826.98
🐮 (not 🐷)53.492128.616
😇 (not 😈)53.377125.319
literary (not mathematical)53.191527.976
whippersnapper (not sage)53.174627.222
libertarian (not socialist)53.089725.276
pure (not debased)53.078822.494
biased (not impartial)53.0117727.189
captain (not first-mate)52.974930.796
existentialist (not nihilist)52.999327.625
antagonist (not protagonist)52.938930.610
emotional (not unemotional)52.9108118.313
chic (not cheesy)52.967224.714
minimalist (not pack rat)52.882018.36
🤺 (not 🏌)52.8117329.823
doer (not thinker)52.5104228.411
flower child (not goth)52.497126.18
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.3109022.750
accommodating (not stubborn)52.334325.38
long-winded (not concise)52.170221.67
mad (not glad)52.090731.08
cannibal (not vegan)51.975117.010
democratic (not authoritarian)51.883926.883
Roman (not Greek)51.879625.28
sober (not indulgent)51.771224.183
lavish (not frugal)51.769824.075
joyful (not miserable)51.559029.312
zany (not regular)51.590729.015
👽 (not 🤡)51.389128.412
paranoid (not naive)51.3102027.611
devout (not heathen)51.286026.193
giving (not receiving)51.296428.58
distant (not touchy-feely)51.288724.812
🤫 (not 🤔)51.152633.021
private (not gregarious)51.099524.688
bold (not serious)50.986327.386
careful (not brave)50.853925.396
demure (not vain)50.277421.589
English (not German)50.2142938.59
happy (not sad)50.760120.795
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.777226.715
reactive (not proactive)50.788024.56
deviant (not average)50.4101823.462

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Monica Hall (0.858)
  2. Shirley Schmidt (0.85)
  3. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (0.846)
  4. Abbey Bartlet (0.821)
  5. Kim Wexler (0.816)
  6. Camille Saroyan (0.813)
  7. Diane Lockhart (0.81)
  8. Joey Lucas (0.805)
  9. C. J. Cregg (0.803)
  10. Jessica Pearson (0.788)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.563)
  2. Oscar Bluth (-0.518)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.503)
  4. Jake Harper (-0.496)
  5. A.J. Soprano (-0.494)
  6. Kermit (-0.487)
  7. Nelson Bighetti (-0.464)
  8. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.458)
  9. Homer Simpson (-0.456)
  10. Buster Bluth (-0.43)

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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