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Thomas 'Herc' Hauk Personality Statistics

Thomas 'Herc' Hauk 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
gendered (not androgynous)94.6128.146
🧢 (not 🎩)94.6411.014
jock (not nerd)92.9810.0110
physical (not intellectual)92.1810.5108
masculine (not feminine)91.86811.6133
unpolished (not eloquent)91.899.7122
impatient (not patient)91.7269.635
rugged (not refined)90.81710.5128
lowbrow (not highbrow)90.6212.1103
💪 (not 🧠)90.5910.414
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)90.31815.1107
sporty (not bookish)90.32712.4129
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)90.2239.012
ignorant (not knowledgeable)88.61211.014
straightforward (not cryptic)87.61218.6115
first-mate (not captain)87.24311.8108
cannibal (not vegan)87.24913.813
blacksmith (not tailor)87.21913.412
lewd (not tasteful)87.01911.1128
unambiguous (not mysterious)86.6811.9107
loud (not quiet)86.512818.4128
whippersnapper (not sage)86.2810.613
folksy (not presidential)86.12219.621
indiscreet (not tactful)86.159.412
chatty (not reserved)86.013613.5117
basic (not hipster)86.02416.0108
ferocious (not pacifist)85.811913.4124
impulsive (not cautious)85.611016.7139
😜 (not 🤐)85.57219.910
rough (not smooth)85.33614.4111
scruffy (not manicured)85.37218.7109
macho (not metrosexual)85.13224.815
instinctual (not reasoned)85.04816.0105
biased (not impartial)85.07712.3120
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)84.74318.915
lost (not enlightened)84.61717.015
provincial (not cosmopolitan)84.21521.699
narcissistic (not low self esteem)84.215318.016
bold (not shy)84.142015.1143
edgy (not politically correct)84.18715.6117
not introspective (not introspective)84.11220.120
sexist (not feminist)84.06420.224
playful (not shy)83.920414.6101
mischievous (not well behaved)83.823413.7123
melee (not ranged)83.7817.120
goof-off (not studious)83.58619.713
backdoor (not official)83.38114.2103
arrogant (not humble)82.421919.3140
libertarian (not socialist)82.41615.1108
low-tech (not high-tech)82.35817.3118
foolish (not wise)82.15917.2119
crafty (not scholarly)82.110812.9106
emotional (not logical)82.011514.8113
thick (not thin)82.06718.383
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.94125.6100
spontaneous (not scheduled)81.715116.9106
messy (not neat)81.59812.868
slovenly (not stylish)81.44217.9112
feisty (not gracious)81.421716.6118
extrovert (not introvert)81.118518.2127
juvenile (not mature)81.110817.733
real (not philosophical)81.16413.981
dunce (not genius)80.73719.0152
disorganized (not self-disciplined)80.57617.6124
straight (not queer)80.534923.329
barbaric (not civilized)80.45314.4121
simple (not complicated)80.22020.2110
believable (not poorly-written)80.223117.416
gregarious (not private)80.08716.6117
off-key (not musical)79.94410.717
luddite (not technophile)79.73519.395
literal (not metaphorical)79.16322.5118
ludicrous (not sensible)79.010817.0122
shallow (not deep)79.07222.828
subjective (not objective)78.91214.742
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.914919.021
scandalous (not proper)78.620817.686
unassuming (not pretentious)78.63721.512
authoritarian (not democratic)78.416419.0111
💃 (not 🧕)78.324316.222
exuberant (not subdued)77.819225.918
chaotic (not orderly)77.820417.9142
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)77.7898.16
lustful (not chaste)77.620219.8106
night owl (not morning lark)77.623817.972
wild (not tame)77.529819.096
funny (not humorless)77.423221.0111
🐷 (not 🐮)77.35124.023
competitive (not cooperative)77.235320.6127
noob (not pro)76.83621.021
clumsy (not coordinated)76.811217.7118
utilitarian (not decorative)76.418120.120
assertive (not passive)76.344922.9115
focused on the present (not focused on the future)76.25922.8129
direct (not roundabout)76.233826.2115
vain (not demure)76.022319.8107
punchable (not loveable)76.015124.922
rude (not respectful)75.916622.1112
bold (not serious)75.720419.2110
quarrelsome (not warm)75.527923.0117
gossiping (not confidential)75.515723.0109
low IQ (not high IQ)75.43718.2120
privileged (not oppressed)75.340424.515
extreme (not moderate)75.239419.4117
close-minded (not open-minded)75.213020.7112
monochrome (not multicolored)75.112924.831
moody (not stable)75.033820.4123
orange (not purple)75.09823.089
disreputable (not prestigious)74.910517.570
indulgent (not sober)74.924921.0114
street-smart (not sheltered)74.638022.380
insulting (not complimentary)74.621220.934
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.414825.8110
crazy (not sane)73.624410.810
🥴 (not 🥳)73.613827.320
stuttering (not rhythmic)73.66220.318
stinky (not fresh)73.510127.027
vengeful (not forgiving)73.429820.6110
drop out (not valedictorian)73.416421.314
hard (not soft)73.431622.099
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.915721.030
slacker (not workaholic)72.810719.743
poor (not rich)72.516316.4102
conservative (not liberal)72.513331.615
classical (not avant-garde)72.421620.829
concrete (not abstract)72.321427.516
😎 (not 🧐)72.225921.618
expressive (not stoic)72.132225.2113
Russian (not French)72.19023.115
brave (not careful)71.935718.6121
🥾 (not 👟)71.920428.813
judgemental (not accepting)71.830025.266
hard (not soft)71.735218.034
😈 (not 😇)71.726520.415
hypocritical (not equitable)71.620123.346
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.621626.917
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.532926.622
playful (not serious)71.421621.9113
vague (not precise)71.46722.777
urban (not rural)71.344028.322
mad (not glad)71.132622.321
intimate (not formal)70.920419.622
debased (not pure)70.927725.2108
overspender (not penny-pincher)70.621425.927
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.410627.4123
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.331326.519
animalistic (not human)70.29718.7113
rebellious (not obedient)70.247922.894
unprepared (not hoarder)70.28623.097
social (not reclusive)70.233321.123
trash (not treasure)70.29820.229
chortling (not giggling)70.133526.215
nonpolitical (not political)70.012626.0110
young (not old)70.050916.0112
unobservant (not perceptive)70.06326.921
whimsical (not rational)69.923323.2123
selfish (not altruistic)69.830224.7123
skeptical (not spiritual)69.753923.298
incompetent (not competent)69.59020.3107
apprentice (not master)69.517820.040
repetitive (not varied)69.522726.039
mundane (not extraordinary)69.310122.392
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.245528.522
hunter (not gatherer)68.841228.920
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.454027.188
ugly (not beautiful)68.49520.645
racist (not egalitarian)68.49325.618
🤣 (not 😊)68.319323.919
🤡 (not 👽)68.215021.213
child free (not pronatalist)67.842028.366
work-first (not family-first)67.838624.481
dominant (not submissive)67.661826.3113
💩 (not 🌟)67.614726.911
anxious (not calm)67.640523.6108
bossy (not meek)67.564423.1106
armoured (not vulnerable)67.548825.798
oblivious (not alert)67.518624.413
empirical (not theoretical)67.418230.7117
🐴 (not 🦄)67.433730.920
involved (not remote)67.356226.599
spicy (not mild)67.151326.0103
generalist (not specialist)67.06522.733
🐒 (not 🐩)66.826834.212
astonishing (not methodical)66.418524.392
scrub (not legit)66.410625.616
hedonist (not monastic)66.429625.011
loose (not tight)66.419326.520
industrial (not domestic)66.327922.329
🙃 (not 🥰)66.129421.616
lazy (not diligent)66.07424.9103
🐐 (not 🦒)66.034432.022
punk rock (not preppy)66.031729.821
persistent (not quitter)65.9108930.021
repulsive (not attractive)65.716820.2139
linear (not circular)65.721831.317
apathetic (not curious)65.68926.6116
slow (not fast)65.611127.4117
codependent (not independent)65.524128.994
🤠 (not 🤑)65.447026.516
mighty (not puny)65.463827.598
traumatized (not flourishing)65.450119.19
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.350126.483
cheery (not sorrowful)65.228022.4122
tiresome (not interesting)65.210326.1110
sarcastic (not genuine)65.237427.6108
Italian (not Swedish)65.135433.215
healthy (not sickly)64.971023.795
resistant (not resigned)64.965727.7111
factual (not poetic)64.940224.721
flamboyant (not modest)64.838527.3121
decisive (not hesitant)64.568828.498
frenzied (not sleepy)64.477725.118
conventional (not creative)63.931227.2119
efficient (not overprepared)63.857721.022
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.728727.219
heathen (not devout)63.429526.5104
nihilist (not existentialist)63.214926.228
plays hard (not works hard)63.026326.2130
🐿 (not 🦇)62.747422.424
neurotypical (not autistic)62.582228.683
jealous (not compersive)62.339925.989
demonic (not angelic)62.233919.698
open-book (not secretive)62.225933.717
poisonous (not nurturing)62.133723.235
suspicious (not trusting)62.053626.4133
freelance (not corporate)61.954431.919
practical (not imaginative)61.861432.0117
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.771932.017
leisurely (not hurried)61.629028.9105
unfixable (not fixable)61.627625.423
dispassionate (not romantic)61.519627.113
mainstream (not arcane)61.325131.0129
artistic (not scientific)60.544619.8111
😀 (not 😭)60.340025.319
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.150829.644
confident (not insecure)60.077329.5127
pack rat (not minimalist)59.734930.713
alpha (not beta)59.669629.394
outlaw (not sheriff)59.252527.4109
🐘 (not 🐀)59.043535.236
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.032431.716
go-getter (not slugabed)58.8100228.410
deranged (not reasonable)58.740228.618
👻 (not 🤖)58.747131.717
deviant (not average)58.663829.952
offended (not chill)58.459534.717
wavering (not resolute)58.118031.416
Roman (not Greek)58.040329.216
angry (not good-humored)57.744228.3104
irrelevant (not important)57.712327.327
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.743724.118
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.551429.3102
experimental (not reliable)57.445631.919
happy (not sad)57.335824.4100
depressed (not bright)57.044024.3102
individualist (not communal)56.965328.328
sunny (not gloomy)56.945427.016
bitter (not sweet)56.855626.697
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.659629.6130
awkward (not charming)56.436525.0110
loyal (not traitorous)56.494528.7120
enslaved (not emancipated)56.423027.6104
vibrant (not geriatric)56.382930.029
😬 (not 😏)56.241332.210
creepy (not disarming)56.127627.253
🤔 (not 🤫)56.066535.320
suspicious (not awkward)55.978029.0106
tense (not relaxed)55.895131.0135
vanilla (not kinky)55.853929.9119
flimsy (not sturdy)55.829431.713
variable (not consistent)55.834833.818
cruel (not kind)55.730520.9119
warm (not cold)55.661827.2110
salacious (not wholesome)55.649021.910
dry (not moist)55.652734.012
unambitious (not driven)55.48925.189
lenient (not strict)55.348930.2124
aloof (not obsessed)55.122227.8101
builder (not explorer)55.154527.797
regular (not zany)55.042027.913
open (not guarded)54.826030.2111
trolling (not triggered)54.633137.416
soulless (not soulful)54.527727.439
helpless (not resourceful)54.516230.624
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.428329.763
💔 (not 💝)54.452628.124
cunning (not honorable)54.347824.4119
🧗 (not 🛌)54.277635.521
innocent (not worldly)54.133028.897
villainous (not heroic)54.131222.6120
🏌 (not 🤺)54.122634.915
English (not German)54.0109033.112
western (not eastern)53.888838.918
lavish (not frugal)53.753626.399
insider (not outsider)53.651029.281
dorky (not cool)53.552722.712
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.383830.368
theist (not atheist)53.146229.623
unorthodox (not traditional)53.168932.541
down2earth (not head@clouds)53.067631.0132
historical (not modern)52.751829.258
uninspiring (not charismatic)52.622727.1143
📈 (not 📉)52.589525.710
normal (not weird)52.147927.2125
anarchist (not statist)52.057333.229
transient (not permanent)51.850127.638
realist (not idealist)51.666132.532
short (not tall)51.552925.7113
rigid (not flexible)51.473728.9110
charming (not trusting)51.371423.8111
active (not slothful)51.2111429.496
lighthearted (not intense)50.141233.317
miserable (not joyful)50.381425.016
literary (not mathematical)50.680723.5100
fortunate (not unlucky)50.562327.9108

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 Thomas 'Herc' Hauk based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jayne Cobb (0.799)
  2. Nelson Muntz (0.791)
  3. Yao (0.778)
  4. Noah Puckerman (0.754)
  5. Sonny Corleone (0.749)
  1. Sun-Hwa Kwon (-0.635)
  2. Professor X (-0.607)
  3. Sailor Mercury (-0.602)
  4. Rupert Giles (-0.599)
  5. Bernard Lowe (-0.597)

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. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.57)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.53)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.47)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.47)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.43)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.38)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.33)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.2)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.17)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.09)
  12. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.03)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.0)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.02)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.04)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.08)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.08)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.1)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.11)
  22. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.18)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.18)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.2)


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