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Rick Grimes Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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 2,000 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
main character (not side character)94.58414.038
persistent (not quitter)93.41329.977
motivated (not unmotivated)92.913315.426
diligent (not lazy)92.514911.7336
straight (not queer)92.52516.1176
captain (not first-mate)92.44716.7291
active (not slothful)91.76711.0358
🤠 (not 🤑)91.5913.182
masculine (not feminine)90.813112.9372
alpha (not beta)90.69814.1322
important (not irrelevant)89.916316.3144
overachiever (not underachiever)89.910315.545
workaholic (not slacker)89.716914.3264
driven (not unambitious)89.422417.0306
loyal (not traitorous)89.229815.1358
protagonist (not antagonist)89.28216.539
dominant (not submissive)88.819115.3337
bold (not shy)88.635013.2334
pro (not noob)88.222716.886
works hard (not plays hard)88.07317.2390
🥾 (not 👟)87.45417.598
resourceful (not helpless)87.227218.7230
assertive (not passive)87.115815.8330
serious (not playful)87.012613.7360
devoted (not unfaithful)86.834518.828
involved (not remote)86.73818.5313
🧗 (not 🛌)86.015718.9153
rock (not rap)86.08911.539
tense (not relaxed)85.521514.4359
mighty (not puny)85.317715.5376
master (not apprentice)84.927619.4190
go-getter (not slugabed)84.726618.176
competent (not incompetent)84.542117.9362
confidential (not gossiping)84.523217.1348
gendered (not androgynous)84.430924.7163
egalitarian (not racist)84.344913.697
family-first (not work-first)84.115219.1345
love-focused (not money-focused)84.132117.539
bossy (not meek)84.035617.2392
coordinated (not clumsy)84.031917.9384
patriotic (not unpatriotic)83.811720.279
badass (not weakass)83.746321.432
sheriff (not outlaw)83.214023.7347
sturdy (not flimsy)83.122618.338
earth (not air)82.97020.742
pronatalist (not child free)82.82717.2320
English (not German)82.817518.531
pointed (not random)82.828414.340
perceptive (not unobservant)82.750519.238
dramatic (not comedic)82.721218.751
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.547219.9383
jaded (not innocent)82.328014.128
mature (not juvenile)82.221619.5262
heroic (not villainous)82.046018.1360
studious (not goof-off)82.039120.190
dog person (not cat person)82.010724.440
legit (not scrub)81.626719.8109
interested (not bored)81.415721.331
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.241523.3299
🐴 (not 🦄)81.212125.770
direct (not roundabout)81.028120.5365
queen (not princess)81.027431.133
scruffy (not manicured)80.817319.9321
genuine (not sarcastic)80.417019.8343
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)80.420319.485
rational (not whimsical)80.022619.7327
street-smart (not sheltered)79.936022.2283
traumatized (not flourishing)79.924123.338
utilitarian (not decorative)79.711918.9206
intense (not lighthearted)79.742724.052
haunted (not blissful)79.630527.038
on-time (not tardy)79.547923.452
tactful (not indiscreet)79.114423.078
🏀 (not 🎨)79.121622.458
alert (not oblivious)79.040126.982
frank (not sugarcoated)79.041822.236
guarded (not open)78.752419.7377
demanding (not unchallenging)78.459423.344
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.353423.135
sorrowful (not cheery)78.221116.2382
confident (not insecure)78.147320.9403
attractive (not repulsive)78.065921.4357
cool (not dorky)78.026622.686
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)77.820023.8378
neurotypical (not autistic)77.824020.4331
wooden (not plastic)77.720020.834
macho (not metrosexual)77.711822.936
blacksmith (not tailor)77.612820.533
practical (not imaginative)77.532222.8310
high IQ (not low IQ)77.582618.2318
jock (not nerd)77.423319.1374
rugged (not refined)77.322122.0369
frugal (not lavish)77.114119.8378
triggered (not trolling)76.912218.131
realistic (not fantastical)76.926125.343
🤺 (not 🏌)76.650228.291
vintage (not trendy)76.448218.634
strict (not lenient)76.333420.5355
treasure (not trash)76.378924.693
straightforward (not cryptic)76.126524.1361
communal (not individualist)75.95424.9236
fast (not slow)75.750721.5359
obsessed (not aloof)75.532121.1393
healthy (not sickly)75.557622.7357
resolute (not wavering)75.540127.782
suspicious (not awkward)75.439922.7375
official (not backdoor)75.413825.7306
believable (not poorly-written)75.367326.033
rough (not smooth)75.320920.0317
armoured (not vulnerable)75.241123.4342
prideful (not envious)75.040224.355
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.950024.1405
sporty (not bookish)74.928321.5328
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.932924.3236
resistant (not resigned)74.740725.5337
opinionated (not neutral)74.794526.647
factual (not exaggerating)74.727624.736
deep (not shallow)74.537624.5100
decisive (not hesitant)74.461224.6386
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.331026.9376
honorable (not cunning)74.238425.1389
brave (not careful)73.947025.4373
giving (not receiving)73.745024.034
charming (not awkward)73.652623.6354
clean (not perverted)73.663326.036
generous (not stingy)73.647025.351
beautiful (not ugly)73.599623.9242
western (not eastern)73.521729.594
presidential (not folksy)73.535626.541
respectful (not rude)73.451820.1380
prestigious (not disreputable)73.344523.2290
reserved (not chatty)73.236821.8367
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.036331.554
thrifty (not extravagant)72.822426.644
altruistic (not selfish)72.745624.2386
🐘 (not 🐀)72.718126.6109
hard (not soft)72.646721.6338
precise (not vague)72.652123.6260
valedictorian (not drop out)72.373222.986
chosen one (not everyman)72.231026.633
modest (not flamboyant)72.241825.8345
sad (not happy)72.241919.7334
wise (not foolish)72.142922.9341
🌟 (not 💩)72.090726.193
worldly (not innocent)71.972624.8363
literal (not metaphorical)71.928323.0347
picky (not always down)71.934021.436
soulful (not soulless)71.890423.5242
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.842625.732
hurried (not leisurely)71.626922.5325
concrete (not abstract)71.634127.574
skeptical (not spiritual)71.570124.7358
scientific (not artistic)71.447322.3340
methodical (not astonishing)71.341926.1353
tall (not short)71.349218.4413
fighter (not lover)71.335624.933
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.061025.8354
disarming (not creepy)70.969119.9175
frenzied (not sleepy)70.977622.843
hard (not soft)70.951022.1235
ferocious (not pacifist)70.862825.7360
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.773825.953
real (not philosophical)70.643528.7277
tasteful (not lewd)70.357123.5317
emancipated (not enslaved)70.258828.9358
independent (not codependent)70.268530.2320
genius (not dunce)70.074020.3391
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.032624.297
non-gamer (not gamer)70.056833.541
opinionated (not jealous)70.079029.434
sensible (not ludicrous)69.953824.0369
extraordinary (not mundane)69.974926.0350
orderly (not chaotic)69.854426.0338
introspective (not not introspective)69.854226.4113
rigid (not flexible)69.844623.6334
indie (not pop)69.656023.431
privileged (not oppressed)69.577926.150
pensive (not serene)69.562221.837
permanent (not transient)69.333027.6172
efficient (not overprepared)69.348529.648
nurturing (not poisonous)69.268322.8168
sexual (not asexual)69.277124.542
sober (not indulgent)68.930328.1337
provincial (not cosmopolitan)68.922527.0248
chortling (not giggling)68.952622.734
white knight (not bad boy)68.964424.432
political (not nonpolitical)68.948227.6360
🤔 (not 🤫)68.829927.771
paranoid (not naive)68.650322.731
emotional (not unemotional)68.487924.326
normal (not weird)68.424425.8358
💀 (not 🎃)68.346029.748
predictable (not quirky)68.126927.435
crafty (not scholarly)67.964226.8315
miserable (not joyful)67.862326.378
hoarder (not unprepared)67.747921.4277
wholesome (not salacious)67.763028.782
doer (not thinker)67.666328.834
😊 (not 🤣)67.563424.880
reasonable (not deranged)67.464123.480
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.446228.437
orange (not purple)67.328426.5252
basic (not hipster)67.355826.0357
tight (not loose)67.377026.232
factual (not poetic)67.353926.935
rural (not urban)67.224729.1130
kind (not cruel)67.1103821.4378
complimentary (not insulting)67.059325.4233
muddy (not washed)66.928827.129
well behaved (not mischievous)66.743027.3358
reliable (not experimental)66.757031.035
hunter (not gatherer)66.467734.036
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.335228.4102
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.331825.225
gloomy (not sunny)66.363323.848
one-faced (not two-faced)66.389032.043
low-tech (not high-tech)66.251025.4309
secretive (not open-book)66.180531.144
mad (not glad)66.062825.286
devout (not heathen)65.849624.8316
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.852926.6367
insider (not outsider)65.827130.4241
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.748028.7262
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.767527.639
grateful (not entitled)65.751630.640
existentialist (not nihilist)65.552727.3175
🐐 (not 🦒)65.557032.7104
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.524024.235
Roman (not Greek)64.925630.535
off-key (not musical)64.948923.535
proper (not scandalous)64.859528.8266
🧢 (not 🎩)64.857432.579
sage (not whippersnapper)64.736928.234
empirical (not theoretical)64.534428.5343
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.561232.669
cocky (not timid)64.5105325.628
😏 (not 😬)64.462430.180
cynical (not gullible)64.482332.242
👽 (not 🤡)64.352827.474
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)64.234230.599
🐮 (not 🐷)64.244631.2102
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.179428.6356
private (not gregarious)64.182526.9339
🐒 (not 🐩)64.045228.673
rebellious (not obedient)63.989329.4322
extrovert (not introvert)63.875529.3409
humorless (not funny)63.839024.9377
depressed (not bright)63.847326.6309
summer (not winter)63.864030.445
Coke (not Pepsi)63.725333.744
builder (not explorer)63.647429.4312
complicated (not simple)63.595529.6330
traditional (not unorthodox)63.448929.2213
offended (not chill)63.471227.231
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.373322.532
distant (not touchy-feely)63.369726.440
Italian (not Swedish)63.254525.633
old (not young)63.051616.2400
angry (not good-humored)63.051822.3354
🥵 (not 🥶)63.060330.934
fire (not water)62.887232.041
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.786924.9231
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.653332.4194
cannibal (not vegan)62.658225.142
cautious (not impulsive)62.564828.8350
interesting (not tiresome)62.5109629.8356
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.560028.0316
curious (not apathetic)62.2106727.6332
minimalist (not pack rat)62.257730.872
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)62.165132.040
stoic (not expressive)62.048030.0368
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.0115827.7378
luddite (not technophile)62.050424.9255
serious (not bold)61.950531.4408
🥴 (not 🥳)61.964729.966
vanilla (not kinky)61.762729.2357
human (not animalistic)61.7117927.6309
attentive (not interrupting)61.768030.547
biased (not impartial)61.6101227.4327
morning lark (not night owl)61.242529.3254
normie (not freak)61.252428.039
statist (not anarchist)61.165228.2106
🥰 (not 🙃)60.869733.2111
💝 (not 💔)60.869033.7108
extreme (not moderate)60.798327.4329
Russian (not French)60.737126.629
wild (not tame)60.693228.0297
spicy (not mild)60.596628.5340
linear (not circular)60.550727.432
punk rock (not preppy)60.559727.935
classical (not avant-garde)60.478229.9216
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)60.355734.237
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.247429.4375
fixable (not unfixable)60.288332.229
😎 (not 🧐)60.179635.395
🤐 (not 😜)60.173431.658
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.992230.4353
📈 (not 📉)59.9101632.391
romantic (not dispassionate)59.9113428.245
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.857623.330
authoritarian (not democratic)59.660530.3367
realist (not idealist)59.472431.1266
objective (not subjective)59.346729.6214
stubborn (not accommodating)59.3127135.345
suspicious (not trusting)59.286332.6360
🤖 (not 👻)59.259628.583
empath (not psychopath)59.2106025.952
civilized (not barbaric)59.1115125.6399
monochrome (not multicolored)59.069629.7200
bitter (not sweet)58.874325.4299
high standards (not desperate)58.796829.558
prudish (not flirtatious)58.562326.340
radical (not centrist)58.477231.237
exuberant (not subdued)58.392725.627
compersive (not jealous)58.271727.6317
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.191830.631
patient (not impatient)58.052930.3167
regular (not zany)58.055830.882
stinky (not fresh)58.042527.7118
corporate (not freelance)57.760933.045
moody (not stable)57.6112629.7367
mathematical (not literary)57.553027.8352
equitable (not hypocritical)57.584629.4250
feisty (not gracious)57.3119228.1266
epic (not deep)57.368433.941
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)57.242733.570
angelic (not demonic)57.199122.0370
pretentious (not unassuming)57.192432.270
feminist (not sexist)57.1121325.0104
profound (not ironic)57.168130.434
chic (not cheesy)57.170630.030
flower child (not goth)57.1108027.228
never cries (not often crying)56.996529.434
historical (not modern)56.870028.2254
loveable (not punchable)56.7110931.540
social (not reclusive)56.691132.8131
chaste (not lustful)56.462927.5319
concise (not long-winded)56.477330.932
repetitive (not varied)56.396231.3189
🧠 (not 💪)56.3127227.1103
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.191330.8344
generalist (not specialist)56.140731.7224
trusting (not charming)55.969228.9357
proactive (not reactive)55.955134.339
😇 (not 😈)55.892728.786
consistent (not variable)55.6105628.833
slovenly (not stylish)55.556225.6328
politically correct (not edgy)55.470029.0353
physical (not intellectual)55.359426.4329
unlucky (not fortunate)55.290131.9340
conventional (not creative)55.274532.4371
😭 (not 😀)55.280430.894
common sense (not analysis)55.258034.437
contrarian (not yes-man)55.1112434.037
rustic (not cultured)55.059031.036
💃 (not 🧕)54.9118731.694
vengeful (not forgiving)54.886530.0362
self-destructive (not self-improving)54.892431.532
demure (not vain)54.483327.0308
quarrelsome (not warm)54.197326.4383
playful (not shy)54.1134225.1367
still (not twitchy)54.164330.043
chivalrous (not businesslike)54.187329.847
humble (not arrogant)54.079027.4356
OCD (not ADHD)53.9115330.729
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)53.8116837.037
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.695028.689
melee (not ranged)53.657532.133
pure (not debased)53.499728.4354
instinctual (not reasoned)53.3106330.0371
genocidal (not not genocidal)53.347228.243
cooperative (not competitive)53.168931.6358
unpolished (not eloquent)53.169128.7268
mainstream (not arcane)52.870730.3294
emotional (not logical)52.7104128.7362
atheist (not theist)52.7116629.3216
tautology (not oxymoron)52.649129.524
loud (not quiet)52.5100728.9373
realistic (not ambitious)52.566736.662
conservative (not liberal)52.462930.981
sane (not crazy)52.293026.589
🦇 (not 🐿)52.277134.576
vibrant (not geriatric)52.2139429.326
libertarian (not socialist)52.1112030.4335
transparent (not machiavellian)52.194432.531
poor (not rich)52.076122.6306
messy (not neat)52.071029.3241
monastic (not hedonist)52.076631.959
expressive (not monotone)52.0123028.424
anxious (not calm)51.9116628.6373
thick (not thin)51.970026.5270
intimate (not formal)51.997729.0131
accepting (not judgemental)51.891630.5247
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.6129226.9326
enlightened (not lost)51.687130.428
warm (not cold)51.5108726.0340
open-minded (not close-minded)51.5122726.5306
industrial (not domestic)51.5101431.5206
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.282933.2252
deviant (not average)51.2124327.9254
dry (not moist)50.1102028.135

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Maximus (0.864)
  2. Chris Kyle (0.84)
  3. Bellamy Blake (0.84)
  4. Aragorn (0.836)
  5. Eric Taylor (0.834)
  6. William Adama (0.825)
  7. James Gordon (0.82)
  8. Martin Brody (0.819)
  9. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.818)
  10. Elliot Stabler (0.817)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.494)
  2. Connor Roy (-0.489)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.487)
  4. Tobias Funke (-0.453)
  5. The Deep (-0.437)
  6. Ian Duncan (-0.434)
  7. Jake Harper (-0.425)
  8. Buster Bluth (-0.412)
  9. A.J. Soprano (-0.404)
  10. James Taggart (-0.404)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Rick Grimes to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Rick Grimes is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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