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Rick Grimes Personality Statistics

Rick Grimes is a character from The Walking Dead. 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
straight (not queer)93.11514.1172
persistent (not quitter)93.010710.165
diligent (not lazy)92.411411.8328
captain (not first-mate)91.94216.9283
active (not slothful)91.45011.4343
masculine (not feminine)91.28311.5361
🤠 (not 🤑)91.0812.377
important (not irrelevant)90.99015.1130
alpha (not beta)90.38514.8310
workaholic (not slacker)90.112614.2247
driven (not unambitious)90.017615.8305
loyal (not traitorous)89.220714.7355
dominant (not submissive)88.814014.8343
works hard (not plays hard)88.45016.9379
bold (not shy)88.028014.2331
resourceful (not helpless)87.817518.4217
assertive (not passive)87.611815.3319
serious (not playful)87.110113.6344
involved (not remote)86.73318.1322
🥾 (not 👟)86.44018.485
pro (not noob)86.119819.878
🧗 (not 🛌)86.09818.9139
go-getter (not slugabed)85.717714.565
tense (not relaxed)85.316114.7351
confidential (not gossiping)85.214116.3324
mighty (not puny)85.112515.8374
egalitarian (not racist)85.025112.787
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.67718.066
traumatized (not flourishing)84.66417.926
gendered (not androgynous)84.625124.4154
coordinated (not clumsy)84.221717.9384
competent (not incompetent)84.228718.1350
family-first (not work-first)84.29819.0331
master (not apprentice)84.220719.6191
sturdy (not flimsy)83.715118.724
bossy (not meek)83.626117.4389
perceptive (not unobservant)83.134415.518
sheriff (not outlaw)83.09923.7342
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.632419.6378
pronatalist (not child free)82.42816.9315
heroic (not villainous)82.130718.0356
scruffy (not manicured)81.612019.0318
mature (not juvenile)81.414920.1254
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.428322.5290
studious (not goof-off)81.430120.172
legit (not scrub)81.420921.198
direct (not roundabout)81.119820.4365
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)80.813618.573
genuine (not sarcastic)80.611619.4345
English (not German)80.219220.619
rational (not whimsical)80.215519.6329
cool (not dorky)80.214020.876
street-smart (not sheltered)80.025822.3283
utilitarian (not decorative)79.610218.6196
alert (not oblivious)79.425826.472
🐴 (not 🦄)78.910428.260
guarded (not open)78.634619.3378
tactful (not indiscreet)78.312524.563
sorrowful (not cheery)77.914616.5381
attractive (not repulsive)77.942621.1360
confident (not insecure)77.834421.2403
practical (not imaginative)77.820122.1309
neurotypical (not autistic)77.720620.3329
frugal (not lavish)77.610119.7367
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)77.615423.8384
rugged (not refined)77.415721.9361
jock (not nerd)77.216518.6370
intense (not lighthearted)77.136224.824
high IQ (not low IQ)77.056118.5314
healthy (not sickly)76.636321.6342
straightforward (not cryptic)76.219123.8355
obsessed (not aloof)76.121720.6391
communal (not individualist)76.03424.9227
strict (not lenient)75.925520.3348
armoured (not vulnerable)75.628023.6338
suspicious (not awkward)75.431622.7366
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.236023.7389
sporty (not bookish)75.218920.9317
fast (not slow)75.132922.0353
resolute (not wavering)75.028427.768
deep (not shallow)75.023224.687
treasure (not trash)75.055726.186
believable (not poorly-written)75.047125.624
decisive (not hesitant)74.941524.1383
official (not backdoor)74.811825.9297
rough (not smooth)74.815920.6311
efficient (not overprepared)74.618325.923
honorable (not cunning)74.425125.0380
prestigious (not disreputable)74.430122.5290
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.323226.8368
🤺 (not 🏌)74.241129.070
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.144825.125
resistant (not resigned)74.131925.8341
macho (not metrosexual)73.813322.721
concrete (not abstract)73.818426.860
reserved (not chatty)73.522721.5363
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.526225.4229
frenzied (not sleepy)73.542421.922
respectful (not rude)73.432420.1365
presidential (not folksy)73.425224.328
brave (not careful)73.432925.6362
altruistic (not selfish)73.327823.5374
western (not eastern)73.213629.690
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.211418.112
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.116120.285
blacksmith (not tailor)73.116322.717
modest (not flamboyant)72.928025.2349
beautiful (not ugly)72.964924.2230
🐘 (not 🐀)72.914526.096
charming (not awkward)72.837523.9344
triggered (not trolling)72.818816.817
literal (not metaphorical)72.718722.4341
hard (not soft)72.533921.7327
precise (not vague)72.536523.8244
soulful (not soulless)72.456522.7231
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.319622.220
wise (not foolish)72.228823.0329
🌟 (not 💩)71.955325.876
sad (not happy)71.827119.7324
worldly (not innocent)71.850424.3361
disarming (not creepy)71.843218.9174
skeptical (not spiritual)71.748024.0358
scientific (not artistic)71.531821.7317
methodical (not astonishing)71.529626.0356
real (not philosophical)71.329028.1268
hurried (not leisurely)71.320222.6329
tall (not short)71.133518.0366
extraordinary (not mundane)70.847926.0338
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.747926.4351
hard (not soft)70.538022.3228
ferocious (not pacifist)70.446826.1352
tasteful (not lewd)70.339423.5319
😊 (not 🤣)70.232725.367
independent (not codependent)70.146030.3309
genius (not dunce)69.948220.4378
rigid (not flexible)69.931123.7321
sober (not indulgent)69.819527.8327
privileged (not oppressed)69.854729.327
🤔 (not 🤫)69.621227.057
gloomy (not sunny)69.635721.623
sensible (not ludicrous)69.537524.0364
sage (not whippersnapper)69.517325.510
emancipated (not enslaved)69.443529.1352
introspective (not not introspective)69.334926.7103
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.216927.3250
valedictorian (not drop out)69.257323.567
orderly (not chaotic)69.139126.2338
rural (not urban)69.113827.5114
nurturing (not poisonous)69.045422.8151
secretive (not open-book)68.946629.719
normal (not weird)68.817125.5358
tight (not loose)68.849926.718
permanent (not transient)68.525428.3159
wholesome (not salacious)68.340227.873
chortling (not giggling)68.239226.217
hunter (not gatherer)68.242732.926
crafty (not scholarly)68.045026.8302
political (not nonpolitical)67.836628.0359
reasonable (not deranged)67.841122.162
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)67.819227.584
🧢 (not 🎩)67.532831.271
kind (not cruel)67.266421.1383
basic (not hipster)67.240626.3340
hoarder (not unprepared)67.232421.6275
reliable (not experimental)67.237225.619
low-tech (not high-tech)67.033824.9313
miserable (not joyful)67.043227.464
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.021628.595
slow-talking (not fast-talking)67.014026.523
complimentary (not insulting)66.639525.0223
fixable (not unfixable)66.637028.820
off-key (not musical)66.527720.820
well behaved (not mischievous)66.328327.7348
devout (not heathen)66.233924.3318
insider (not outsider)66.219330.0236
orange (not purple)66.120627.0243
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.733428.6255
mad (not glad)65.645225.472
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.538126.6363
proper (not scandalous)65.538728.5256
existentialist (not nihilist)65.136227.4170
cannibal (not vegan)64.736823.725
🐮 (not 🐷)64.526431.888
humorless (not funny)64.324424.6379
private (not gregarious)64.251727.0346
extrovert (not introvert)64.152529.0402
empirical (not theoretical)64.028729.1349
no-nonsense (not dramatic)63.933032.4176
minimalist (not pack rat)63.934329.757
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.856928.8359
builder (not explorer)63.733128.9301
complicated (not simple)63.562929.6323
factual (not poetic)63.543828.524
depressed (not bright)63.430526.7303
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.444132.754
rebellious (not obedient)63.359329.4323
angry (not good-humored)63.233722.2349
offended (not chill)63.149027.219
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.171428.027
👽 (not 🤡)63.038927.462
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.940228.3285
traditional (not unorthodox)62.834929.1213
Roman (not Greek)62.825829.117
punk rock (not preppy)62.836429.418
old (not young)62.735716.2385
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.560725.2233
curious (not apathetic)62.369327.6329
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.374127.4384
interesting (not tiresome)62.272129.9348
luddite (not technophile)62.235425.0253
🐒 (not 🐩)62.235529.757
stoic (not expressive)62.032529.9373
cautious (not impulsive)62.044128.7348
human (not animalistic)62.075527.0300
serious (not bold)61.833331.1405
🥰 (not 🙃)61.840232.799
😏 (not 😬)61.847430.266
biased (not impartial)61.770727.4323
🤐 (not 😜)61.744629.750
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.758320.918
Russian (not French)61.623324.816
statist (not anarchist)61.543627.6103
🐐 (not 🦒)61.454034.478
vanilla (not kinky)61.242229.2355
romantic (not dispassionate)61.270227.929
morning lark (not night owl)61.128429.2252
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.029029.3377
💝 (not 💔)61.043032.9102
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)60.957830.3362
extreme (not moderate)60.667327.3326
classical (not avant-garde)60.551729.9209
wild (not tame)60.063328.0289
objective (not subjective)59.828929.2206
authoritarian (not democratic)59.743530.3359
spicy (not mild)59.767128.4329
📈 (not 📉)59.665932.874
😎 (not 🧐)59.453434.786
civilized (not barbaric)59.276325.2387
bitter (not sweet)59.051225.1298
Italian (not Swedish)58.951025.718
suspicious (not trusting)58.660732.8356
realist (not idealist)58.650031.1259
🥴 (not 🥳)58.651831.959
monochrome (not multicolored)58.546529.8195
equitable (not hypocritical)58.254829.2245
compersive (not jealous)58.045827.8315
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.954529.119
vibrant (not geriatric)57.978226.915
pretentious (not unassuming)57.761632.269
feminist (not sexist)57.776825.392
🤖 (not 👻)57.743427.971
mathematical (not literary)57.634927.6353
moody (not stable)57.575229.5360
regular (not zany)57.534330.372
😇 (not 😈)57.555926.773
angelic (not demonic)57.264221.9366
corporate (not freelance)56.843931.125
generalist (not specialist)56.626931.4204
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.670336.120
chaste (not lustful)56.541627.7319
historical (not modern)56.545628.2250
stinky (not fresh)56.529129.1103
patient (not impatient)56.437530.2154
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.260630.9333
repetitive (not varied)56.167431.2177
feisty (not gracious)55.785728.1253
lost (not enlightened)55.660130.214
slovenly (not stylish)55.337826.2326
trusting (not charming)55.345229.0353
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)55.231234.062
physical (not intellectual)55.139826.0315
linear (not circular)55.151329.914
💃 (not 🧕)54.976532.287
🦇 (not 🐿)54.947534.361
demure (not vain)54.853227.3293
conventional (not creative)54.748532.0364
politically correct (not edgy)54.744729.1349
unlucky (not fortunate)54.657532.1342
unpolished (not eloquent)54.644128.6263
variable (not consistent)54.439130.321
social (not reclusive)54.266732.1118
monastic (not hedonist)54.239931.750
quarrelsome (not warm)54.166926.1372
atheist (not theist)53.971729.3205
vengeful (not forgiving)53.861830.1352
🧠 (not 💪)53.786427.590
cooperative (not competitive)53.643431.9347
playful (not shy)53.491025.1362
humble (not arrogant)53.249527.2351
pure (not debased)53.264528.4341
emotional (not logical)53.167828.4360
mainstream (not arcane)53.146830.1293
loveable (not punchable)53.177932.023
instinctual (not reasoned)53.070130.2370
ranged (not melee)52.971630.516
loud (not quiet)52.768028.7377
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.663728.475
anxious (not calm)52.375628.3366
😭 (not 😀)52.261331.275
subdued (not exuberant)52.246525.815
dry (not moist)52.261525.621
libertarian (not socialist)51.979930.4327
sane (not crazy)51.859626.874
thick (not thin)51.448926.6259
messy (not neat)51.446629.4241
industrial (not domestic)51.469831.2202
open-minded (not close-minded)51.380126.3302
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.185426.6324
poor (not rich)51.151622.4302
warm (not cold)51.170225.7327
deviant (not average)51.182627.6248
accepting (not judgemental)51.060830.3235
intimate (not formal)51.064729.3118
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.169032.8250
conservative (not liberal)50.146131.473

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Bellamy Blake (0.852)
  2. Maximus (0.841)
  3. Eric Taylor (0.833)
  4. William Adama (0.831)
  5. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.828)
  1. Tobias Funke (-0.52)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.498)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.487)
  4. Ian Duncan (-0.474)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.457)

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: INTJ (r = 0.34)
  2. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.24)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.19)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.17)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.15)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.06)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.03)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.01)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.03)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.06)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.07)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.17)
  14. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.19)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.2)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.25)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.25)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.26)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.29)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.35)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.43)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.43)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.48)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.49)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.53)


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