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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)94.878.344
🧢 (not 🎩)94.4610.320
jock (not nerd)92.91210.1108
💪 (not 🧠)92.679.521
physical (not intellectual)92.0910.6104
unpolished (not eloquent)92.069.5119
impatient (not patient)91.9289.734
masculine (not feminine)91.98711.5132
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)91.8138.812
rugged (not refined)91.2179.8125
rustic (not cultured)91.245.66
cocky (not timid)90.511010.317
sporty (not bookish)90.42911.5120
doer (not thinker)90.11210.020
lowbrow (not highbrow)90.0313.899
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)90.02115.3104
everyman (not chosen one)89.2312.412
straightforward (not cryptic)88.6917.1110
ignorant (not knowledgeable)88.61511.014
🏀 (not 🎨)88.04810.523
bad-cook (not good-cook)87.6268.57
loud (not quiet)87.313717.9123
first-mate (not captain)87.34311.6107
cannibal (not vegan)87.25213.813
blacksmith (not tailor)86.92212.513
lewd (not tasteful)86.82511.1126
folksy (not presidential)86.81819.322
unambiguous (not mysterious)86.4912.0102
whippersnapper (not sage)86.2810.613
chatty (not reserved)86.114913.5113
melee (not ranged)86.1514.518
instinctual (not reasoned)85.95114.392
ferocious (not pacifist)85.913213.3123
impulsive (not cautious)85.911716.7138
scruffy (not manicured)85.67218.6107
fearmongering (not reassuring)85.66913.07
basic (not hipster)85.63716.1105
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)85.54117.219
common sense (not analysis)85.528.76
biased (not impartial)85.18012.2118
macho (not metrosexual)85.14524.815
provincial (not cosmopolitan)85.01620.494
rough (not smooth)84.84014.6104
lost (not enlightened)84.62117.015
playful (not shy)84.523614.293
edgy (not politically correct)84.49616.6111
bold (not shy)84.250315.3134
not introspective (not introspective)84.21319.123
interrupting (not attentive)83.710015.211
goof-off (not studious)83.410319.014
mischievous (not well behaved)83.427813.9120
backdoor (not official)83.39114.499
twitchy (not still)83.012521.59
low-tech (not high-tech)82.96017.0111
libertarian (not socialist)82.91813.7103
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)82.73125.097
transparent (not machiavellian)82.72114.912
arrogant (not humble)82.625419.6131
sexist (not feminist)82.69620.522
opinionated (not neutral)82.444324.27
messy (not neat)82.39712.562
foolish (not wise)82.07717.1122
feisty (not gracious)82.022416.2112
thick (not thin)82.07718.482
crafty (not scholarly)82.011812.7104
real (not philosophical)81.96514.178
juvenile (not mature)81.811117.336
spontaneous (not scheduled)81.816916.7102
indiscreet (not tactful)81.62118.311
😜 (not 🤐)81.414921.817
emotional (not logical)81.414615.0107
extrovert (not introvert)81.321118.4120
slovenly (not stylish)81.25718.0110
disorganized (not self-disciplined)81.18317.4122
straight (not queer)80.540423.329
dunce (not genius)80.44719.1149
barbaric (not civilized)80.36314.4112
luddite (not technophile)80.22818.787
simple (not complicated)80.21820.6106
gregarious (not private)80.19316.7117
ludicrous (not sensible)80.111015.8118
unassuming (not pretentious)80.12718.812
off-key (not musical)79.95410.717
noob (not pro)79.92316.420
believable (not poorly-written)79.629918.214
literal (not metaphorical)79.07823.0113
subjective (not objective)79.01314.941
shallow (not deep)79.08322.828
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.917519.021
stubborn (not accommodating)78.945123.817
night owl (not morning lark)78.725416.169
scandalous (not proper)78.325117.383
chaotic (not orderly)78.224917.5135
earth (not air)78.114122.815
authoritarian (not democratic)77.919619.8107
tardy (not on-time)77.912424.313
lustful (not chaste)77.423120.1101
funny (not humorless)77.428021.4107
🤡 (not 👽)77.36320.023
wild (not tame)77.237818.996
🐷 (not 🐮)76.96528.829
underachiever (not overachiever)76.94423.310
cheesy (not chic)76.916918.412
entitled (not grateful)76.828911.313
clumsy (not coordinated)76.813417.9116
focused on the present (not focused on the future)76.75822.7128
competitive (not cooperative)76.644020.7123
direct (not roundabout)76.638825.7112
assertive (not passive)76.650922.3112
exuberant (not subdued)76.525826.117
drop out (not valedictorian)76.314420.318
vain (not demure)76.225319.7104
frank (not sugarcoated)76.144631.411
low IQ (not high IQ)76.14918.2114
punchable (not loveable)76.018224.922
monochrome (not multicolored)75.915424.832
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.932925.021
reactive (not proactive)75.87814.66
gossiping (not confidential)75.718023.1108
moody (not stable)75.541020.0117
bold (not serious)75.525619.4109
ADHD (not OCD)75.416114.713
spelunker (not claustrophobic)75.312926.215
fighter (not lover)75.320413.913
crazy (not sane)75.22599.88
extreme (not moderate)75.146619.6114
quarrelsome (not warm)74.934923.2115
indulgent (not sober)74.830121.3111
disreputable (not prestigious)74.813017.467
perverted (not clean)74.817313.211
chortling (not giggling)74.723219.913
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.617025.8107
exhibitionist (not bashful)74.627921.619
street-smart (not sheltered)74.645122.579
rude (not respectful)74.521922.9106
orange (not purple)74.510222.987
close-minded (not open-minded)74.516121.5105
desperate (not high standards)74.413122.316
utilitarian (not decorative)74.326620.420
💃 (not 🧕)74.242220.828
ironic (not profound)74.110617.518
insulting (not complimentary)73.926120.733
hard (not soft)73.737322.096
😈 (not 😇)73.630714.918
stuttering (not rhythmic)73.67320.318
exaggerating (not factual)73.633025.510
Russian (not French)73.59222.415
conservative (not liberal)73.414829.018
flirtatious (not prudish)73.436526.914
prideful (not envious)73.342833.46
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)73.230925.227
privileged (not oppressed)73.253723.615
🐴 (not 🦄)73.226529.226
stinky (not fresh)73.211926.528
vengeful (not forgiving)73.137620.6108
social (not reclusive)73.033320.828
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.920221.030
dog person (not cat person)72.824837.08
poor (not rich)72.719516.499
urban (not rural)72.748528.322
slacker (not workaholic)72.612819.842
expressive (not stoic)72.437525.1108
playful (not serious)72.325221.5108
judgemental (not accepting)72.334924.765
brave (not careful)72.042818.8118
hypocritical (not equitable)72.023322.344
stingy (not generous)71.924016.47
classical (not avant-garde)71.826021.427
epic (not deep)71.716416.910
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.423425.728
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.441227.221
oblivious (not alert)71.316224.715
debased (not pure)70.932724.9106
comedic (not dramatic)70.813424.913
mad (not glad)70.740121.922
vague (not precise)70.69223.371
unprepared (not hoarder)70.610423.194
trash (not treasure)70.611919.730
animalistic (not human)70.511018.8111
rebellious (not obedient)70.558323.088
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.539527.819
nonpolitical (not political)70.413625.7104
hunter (not gatherer)70.445429.518
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.212027.6121
selfish (not altruistic)70.135424.6122
apprentice (not master)70.120020.539
whimsical (not rational)70.028323.3122
unobservant (not perceptive)70.06826.921
receiving (not giving)70.029120.011
hard (not soft)69.945918.933
young (not old)69.761116.1108
punk rock (not preppy)69.732725.622
💩 (not 🌟)69.615926.017
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.659425.981
incompetent (not competent)69.610820.5105
repetitive (not varied)69.527126.039
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)69.520724.411
fire (not water)69.554028.58
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)69.353421.94
skeptical (not spiritual)69.265923.295
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.254128.522
🥾 (not 👟)69.230630.523
ugly (not beautiful)68.810420.645
racist (not egalitarian)68.610724.720
anxious (not calm)68.447823.1106
work-first (not family-first)68.444224.382
intimate (not formal)68.330020.325
armoured (not vulnerable)68.257025.696
bossy (not meek)68.176822.9102
mundane (not extraordinary)68.112922.287
never cries (not often crying)68.149619.57
🥴 (not 🥳)68.030829.021
bad boy (not white knight)67.933921.110
child free (not pronatalist)67.849428.366
open-book (not secretive)67.820332.518
spicy (not mild)67.759726.199
generalist (not specialist)67.75722.831
empirical (not theoretical)67.619829.9112
linear (not circular)67.617031.418
🐒 (not 🐩)67.629434.118
dominant (not submissive)67.574526.9100
involved (not remote)67.567726.198
factual (not poetic)67.544225.123
money-focused (not love-focused)67.330627.711
gullible (not cynical)67.123324.815
astonishing (not methodical)66.920724.090
🙃 (not 🥰)66.933418.714
industrial (not domestic)66.829621.826
😎 (not 🧐)66.745828.320
naive (not paranoid)66.718625.215
muddy (not washed)66.724121.411
lazy (not diligent)66.48025.296
hedonist (not monastic)66.434025.011
badass (not weakass)66.387428.69
🐐 (not 🦒)66.240331.025
codependent (not independent)66.127028.893
businesslike (not chivalrous)66.043624.18
repulsive (not attractive)65.919620.2138
persistent (not quitter)65.8132529.921
traumatized (not flourishing)65.761318.110
mighty (not puny)65.677027.595
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)65.629633.814
concrete (not abstract)65.646233.819
apathetic (not curious)65.510226.0114
healthy (not sickly)65.382423.891
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.260626.880
sarcastic (not genuine)65.146327.8101
slow (not fast)65.114427.7113
expressive (not monotone)65.163328.79
resistant (not resigned)65.079128.0107
cheery (not sorrowful)64.735322.6120
flamboyant (not modest)64.747727.1118
poisonous (not nurturing)64.638022.335
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.683628.511
jaded (not innocent)64.673632.19
decisive (not hesitant)64.581328.891
frenzied (not sleepy)64.496825.118
heathen (not devout)64.334026.4100
tiresome (not interesting)64.313826.5107
🤣 (not 😊)64.032427.122
sexual (not asexual)64.076424.414
plastic (not wooden)64.016225.54
efficient (not overprepared)63.869821.022
loose (not tight)63.827428.321
conventional (not creative)63.738727.4116
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.732827.219
emotional (not unemotional)63.682125.010
nihilist (not existentialist)63.315625.829
scrub (not legit)63.316126.916
plays hard (not works hard)63.231426.0130
Italian (not Swedish)63.247034.518
deranged (not reasonable)63.139727.116
neurotypical (not autistic)63.096428.781
motivated (not unmotivated)62.9126729.414
jealous (not compersive)62.447625.685
leisurely (not hurried)62.432128.6103
unfixable (not fixable)62.432024.525
predictable (not quirky)62.439627.97
🐿 (not 🦇)62.359927.733
😬 (not 😏)62.333034.915
demonic (not angelic)62.242019.594
mainstream (not arcane)62.029730.6121
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.957729.840
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.786732.017
suspicious (not trusting)61.664826.4129
🥵 (not 🥶)61.549227.617
rap (not rock)61.410135.211
practical (not imaginative)61.075732.1113
freelance (not corporate)60.969532.518
deviant (not average)60.873229.453
artistic (not scientific)60.552920.5112
Pepsi (not Coke)60.320639.99
demanding (not unchallenging)60.1107532.712
devoted (not unfaithful)60.0117822.87
pack rat (not minimalist)59.742330.713
confident (not insecure)59.693729.8122
jealous (not opinionated)59.516433.713
alpha (not beta)59.485730.092
👻 (not 🤖)59.456131.519
sunny (not gloomy)59.450226.718
pop (not indie)59.431230.29
🤠 (not 🤑)59.177031.920
offended (not chill)58.969835.117
go-getter (not slugabed)58.8124028.410
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.359929.398
distant (not touchy-feely)58.369229.213
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.153223.718
🎃 (not 💀)58.153032.915
angry (not good-humored)57.953028.4103
dry (not moist)57.557534.911
vintage (not trendy)57.598321.810
individualist (not communal)57.478028.328
outlaw (not sheriff)57.267327.997
happy (not sad)57.144324.699
bitter (not sweet)57.166826.593
one-faced (not two-faced)57.191331.517
Roman (not Greek)57.050529.815
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.971229.6123
depressed (not bright)56.856224.696
vanilla (not kinky)56.762929.3113
😀 (not 😭)56.660724.621
loyal (not traitorous)56.5116328.7116
interested (not bored)56.5104533.510
🐘 (not 🐀)56.363035.643
vibrant (not geriatric)56.3100330.029
warm (not cold)56.274426.7110
pensive (not serene)56.2118829.413
experimental (not reliable)56.157031.520
summer (not winter)56.169531.012
enslaved (not emancipated)55.928627.7102
irrelevant (not important)55.917827.227
wavering (not resolute)55.926131.315
lenient (not strict)55.858330.1122
tense (not relaxed)55.8116030.8127
suspicious (not awkward)55.894029.098
flimsy (not sturdy)55.835931.713
variable (not consistent)55.841933.818
awkward (not charming)55.646425.1104
open (not guarded)55.629730.0107
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)55.650233.717
aloof (not obsessed)55.524327.799
unambitious (not driven)55.510825.084
🤔 (not 🤫)55.583535.524
protagonist (not antagonist)55.5107628.010
lavish (not frugal)55.361625.693
cruel (not kind)55.337421.1119
creepy (not disarming)55.235027.950
cunning (not honorable)55.156324.7124
builder (not explorer)55.165627.795
soulless (not soulful)55.133827.538
unorthodox (not traditional)55.079532.037
regular (not zany)55.051727.913
💔 (not 💝)55.061828.925
haunted (not blissful)55.0100627.917
pointed (not random)54.9112731.613
insider (not outsider)54.857629.080
centrist (not radical)54.753131.210
picky (not always down)54.683831.58
📉 (not 📈)54.532325.313
contrarian (not yes-man)54.590429.56
🏌 (not 🤺)54.427138.021
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.336129.862
trolling (not triggered)54.338837.518
innocent (not worldly)54.038228.595
English (not German)54.0137033.112
villainous (not heroic)53.838622.9112
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.4104329.364
anarchist (not statist)53.465633.530
hypochondriac (not stoic)53.454632.85
down2earth (not head@clouds)53.181931.0123
uninspiring (not charismatic)53.126526.9141
theist (not atheist)53.155329.623
helpless (not resourceful)53.122030.623
salacious (not wholesome)52.864022.611
psychopath (not empath)52.755825.310
historical (not modern)52.663028.960
oxymoron (not tautology)52.696117.98
🧗 (not 🛌)52.598234.628
transient (not permanent)52.456527.639
intense (not lighthearted)52.3107432.918
gamer (not non-gamer)52.355338.410
joyful (not miserable)52.157426.314
normal (not weird)51.958327.1121
princess (not queen)51.856724.75
realist (not idealist)51.681332.532
charming (not trusting)51.585423.9110
cool (not dorky)51.587825.913
short (not tall)51.463925.4110
normie (not freak)51.468535.813
active (not slothful)51.3134629.694
dispassionate (not romantic)51.344530.618
literary (not mathematical)51.196223.399
western (not eastern)51.1123938.317
realistic (not ambitious)50.356631.018
thrifty (not extravagant)50.381232.38
fantastical (not realistic)50.667831.117
flower child (not goth)50.4101524.48
long-winded (not concise)50.675734.213
fortunate (not unlucky)50.574327.6105
rigid (not flexible)50.593128.9106

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 (0.78)
  2. Yao (0.777)
  3. Nelson Muntz (0.774)
  4. Riff (0.765)
  5. Noah Puckerman (0.745)
  6. Tuco (0.745)
  7. Sonny Corleone (0.732)
  8. Mac (0.723)
  9. Nick Sobotka (0.719)
  10. Bobby Briggs (0.711)
  1. Sun-Hwa Kwon (-0.607)
  2. Sailor Mercury (-0.589)
  3. Professor X (-0.588)
  4. Valentine Wiggin (-0.586)
  5. Bernard Lowe (-0.578)
  6. Princess Celestia (-0.577)
  7. Carlisle Cullen (-0.576)
  8. Caitlin Snow (-0.56)
  9. Jane Bennet (-0.556)
  10. Donald Mallard (-0.556)

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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