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Rick Grimes Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
persistent (not quitter)93.311610.076
diligent (not lazy)92.513311.7335
straight (not queer)92.42216.2175
captain (not first-mate)92.34416.8289
motivated (not unmotivated)92.015216.123
active (not slothful)91.74911.0355
🤠 (not 🤑)91.4713.280
masculine (not feminine)90.812012.9372
alpha (not beta)90.68914.1320
overachiever (not underachiever)90.28015.644
workaholic (not slacker)89.815014.4260
important (not irrelevant)89.814016.4140
driven (not unambitious)89.518616.6301
loyal (not traitorous)89.225815.1358
dominant (not submissive)88.917315.0336
bold (not shy)88.631913.2334
protagonist (not antagonist)88.27617.930
works hard (not plays hard)88.06317.2388
pro (not noob)88.020617.083
resourceful (not helpless)87.323818.7228
🥾 (not 👟)87.34217.695
assertive (not passive)87.213915.9328
serious (not playful)87.110513.7359
involved (not remote)86.72818.5313
devoted (not unfaithful)86.730119.523
🧗 (not 🛌)86.511718.4151
tense (not relaxed)85.519014.4355
rock (not rap)85.510011.531
mighty (not puny)85.315215.5373
master (not apprentice)85.124019.3189
pointed (not random)84.718110.835
confidential (not gossiping)84.619716.9345
competent (not incompetent)84.436017.9360
go-getter (not slugabed)84.324718.373
egalitarian (not racist)84.339013.697
family-first (not work-first)84.212619.0343
gendered (not androgynous)84.227824.8161
perceptive (not unobservant)84.136815.129
bossy (not meek)84.031917.2391
coordinated (not clumsy)84.026817.9382
dramatic (not comedic)83.715216.647
badass (not weakass)83.741121.432
patriotic (not unpatriotic)83.510820.377
jaded (not innocent)83.221714.325
sheriff (not outlaw)83.113323.7345
love-focused (not money-focused)83.031618.730
pronatalist (not child free)82.92216.8318
sturdy (not flimsy)82.820118.732
earth (not air)82.86320.941
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.640919.7381
English (not German)82.616219.426
mature (not juvenile)82.118619.5261
heroic (not villainous)82.040718.0357
studious (not goof-off)81.933920.388
legit (not scrub)81.424019.9108
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.216818.482
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.137123.3298
direct (not roundabout)81.025320.5365
🐴 (not 🦄)80.910725.769
scruffy (not manicured)80.815019.9320
genuine (not sarcastic)80.513119.8341
rational (not whimsical)80.218919.5323
demanding (not unchallenging)80.246120.443
interested (not bored)80.117021.928
traumatized (not flourishing)80.019523.637
street-smart (not sheltered)79.932622.2283
queen (not princess)79.928633.126
dog person (not cat person)79.713026.532
utilitarian (not decorative)79.511318.9204
haunted (not blissful)79.427227.134
on-time (not tardy)79.442623.651
🏀 (not 🎨)79.318421.854
tactful (not indiscreet)79.113223.474
intense (not lighthearted)79.138925.941
alert (not oblivious)79.035227.181
guarded (not open)78.745519.8374
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.646823.434
sorrowful (not cheery)78.218716.2382
wooden (not plastic)78.216720.933
confident (not insecure)78.142521.0402
cool (not dorky)78.124022.884
attractive (not repulsive)78.057921.4357
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)77.817723.9377
neurotypical (not autistic)77.823820.5327
high IQ (not low IQ)77.572618.2317
jock (not nerd)77.320819.1371
practical (not imaginative)77.328722.8306
rugged (not refined)77.219222.0367
frugal (not lavish)77.212519.7374
vintage (not trendy)77.139517.231
macho (not metrosexual)76.912023.234
realistic (not fantastical)76.922725.343
frank (not sugarcoated)76.745924.527
🤺 (not 🏌)76.543427.786
blacksmith (not tailor)76.513421.130
triggered (not trolling)76.411818.629
straightforward (not cryptic)76.323223.8358
treasure (not trash)76.370624.693
strict (not lenient)76.229620.6354
communal (not individualist)75.94024.9236
opinionated (not neutral)75.779125.744
fast (not slow)75.742821.5355
believable (not poorly-written)75.756525.631
healthy (not sickly)75.550922.7356
obsessed (not aloof)75.427621.1391
official (not backdoor)75.312725.7303
deep (not shallow)75.330423.897
rough (not smooth)75.318220.0317
suspicious (not awkward)75.238022.7372
resolute (not wavering)75.235027.781
sporty (not bookish)75.124521.3326
armoured (not vulnerable)75.136223.4340
prideful (not envious)75.036124.355
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.928924.4234
giving (not receiving)74.934522.930
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.826226.5370
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.844924.2403
presidential (not folksy)74.728225.740
factual (not exaggerating)74.724024.736
resistant (not resigned)74.637025.6335
decisive (not hesitant)74.553324.6383
chosen one (not everyman)74.323624.729
generous (not stingy)74.238325.150
honorable (not cunning)74.132825.2385
brave (not careful)73.841425.4371
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.828831.451
charming (not awkward)73.647223.6352
beautiful (not ugly)73.687324.0239
prestigious (not disreputable)73.439123.1288
respectful (not rude)73.346520.1377
western (not eastern)73.219129.593
reserved (not chatty)73.131421.8365
efficient (not overprepared)72.925427.640
clean (not perverted)72.956626.634
altruistic (not selfish)72.640024.3383
precise (not vague)72.645023.6260
thrifty (not extravagant)72.620825.841
concrete (not abstract)72.526827.170
fighter (not lover)72.527424.332
modest (not flamboyant)72.434925.6344
hard (not soft)72.442221.6334
valedictorian (not drop out)72.364922.986
🐘 (not 🐀)72.216626.8106
literal (not metaphorical)72.124522.9344
non-gamer (not gamer)72.143831.036
wise (not foolish)72.038222.9340
sad (not happy)72.036319.6331
soulful (not soulless)72.078623.1240
🌟 (not 💩)72.077926.292
worldly (not innocent)71.864824.8361
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.836123.225
frenzied (not sleepy)71.764522.637
scientific (not artistic)71.640722.0338
skeptical (not spiritual)71.661924.4353
hurried (not leisurely)71.624422.5325
indie (not pop)71.439820.927
methodical (not astonishing)71.337426.1353
tall (not short)71.143518.0372
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.025622.694
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.956225.9350
ferocious (not pacifist)70.856025.7357
real (not philosophical)70.739028.6272
disarming (not creepy)70.762219.9173
hard (not soft)70.646822.1232
tasteful (not lewd)70.448323.4316
independent (not codependent)70.260830.2320
secretive (not open-book)70.256926.336
genius (not dunce)70.165220.3388
emancipated (not enslaved)70.153029.0356
opinionated (not jealous)70.169630.230
extraordinary (not mundane)70.064626.1346
introspective (not not introspective)70.044926.1111
nurturing (not poisonous)69.957722.0165
orderly (not chaotic)69.848626.0338
sexual (not asexual)69.868024.938
sensible (not ludicrous)69.848024.0366
rigid (not flexible)69.740123.6333
picky (not always down)69.637320.729
white knight (not bad boy)69.553624.631
permanent (not transient)69.329227.6172
chortling (not giggling)69.344722.930
privileged (not oppressed)69.269826.947
reasonable (not deranged)69.151721.877
sober (not indulgent)68.925628.1334
provincial (not cosmopolitan)68.920927.0248
pensive (not serene)68.861022.135
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.772428.042
political (not nonpolitical)68.643227.6355
slow-talking (not fast-talking)68.614722.930
tight (not loose)68.663025.930
paranoid (not naive)68.643422.731
🤔 (not 🤫)68.526727.870
normal (not weird)68.323525.8354
sage (not whippersnapper)68.321726.326
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)68.222922.216
crafty (not scholarly)67.956926.8314
😊 (not 🤣)67.953324.776
hoarder (not unprepared)67.641521.5276
miserable (not joyful)67.654026.477
orange (not purple)67.524326.5250
wholesome (not salacious)67.555628.881
reliable (not experimental)67.548130.431
💀 (not 🎃)67.542130.046
basic (not hipster)67.450625.9355
factual (not poetic)67.346926.935
grateful (not entitled)67.341329.538
kind (not cruel)67.289621.3377
doer (not thinker)67.160329.032
rural (not urban)67.020929.1126
complimentary (not insulting)66.852325.4231
emotional (not unemotional)66.881824.022
well behaved (not mischievous)66.736727.3357
low-tech (not high-tech)66.644425.1306
predictable (not quirky)66.628629.130
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.430028.699
one-faced (not two-faced)66.378632.043
devout (not heathen)66.042124.5313
insider (not outsider)66.023530.2235
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.945026.4362
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.861127.037
hunter (not gatherer)65.761034.235
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.641128.7261
mad (not glad)65.557025.483
gloomy (not sunny)65.556925.043
existentialist (not nihilist)65.346027.5172
muddy (not washed)65.328228.522
cocky (not timid)65.289625.725
proper (not scandalous)65.151128.6265
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.151728.229
Coke (not Pepsi)65.018433.043
🐐 (not 🦒)64.851233.398
👽 (not 🤡)64.743826.971
cannibal (not vegan)64.748322.836
fire (not water)64.473931.737
empirical (not theoretical)64.332428.5341
🐮 (not 🐷)64.336131.2100
😏 (not 😬)64.355329.577
🧢 (not 🎩)64.351532.578
private (not gregarious)64.270126.9337
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)64.228030.599
rebellious (not obedient)64.178529.2321
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.971428.6353
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.953632.967
extrovert (not introvert)63.866929.3408
humorless (not funny)63.834024.9376
depressed (not bright)63.741226.6308
builder (not explorer)63.741829.3311
complicated (not simple)63.684129.7328
minimalist (not pack rat)63.645730.168
🐒 (not 🐩)63.541229.070
🥵 (not 🥶)63.549831.832
traditional (not unorthodox)63.344529.3211
angry (not good-humored)63.045222.4353
Italian (not Swedish)63.050526.130
off-key (not musical)63.049823.228
attentive (not interrupting)63.055631.543
old (not young)62.945716.1396
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.775724.9230
curious (not apathetic)62.590127.5329
cautious (not impulsive)62.456328.8347
interesting (not tiresome)62.496029.9354
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.446632.4193
offended (not chill)62.465028.428
distant (not touchy-feely)62.463127.636
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.352828.1311
Roman (not Greek)62.332131.928
summer (not winter)62.358830.239
luddite (not technophile)62.144125.0254
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.0100527.7378
serious (not bold)62.044931.4405
🥴 (not 🥳)61.955829.966
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.969923.127
stoic (not expressive)61.842730.0364
biased (not impartial)61.788827.4325
human (not animalistic)61.7102327.6309
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)61.758032.339
vanilla (not kinky)61.655229.2353
💝 (not 💔)61.357233.8106
statist (not anarchist)61.257327.8104
cynical (not gullible)61.183934.032
morning lark (not night owl)61.037529.2253
🥰 (not 🙃)61.059433.3110
stubborn (not accommodating)60.8107435.142
🤐 (not 😜)60.761631.756
spicy (not mild)60.685128.6337
extreme (not moderate)60.686127.4328
wild (not tame)60.682028.0297
classical (not avant-garde)60.467929.9216
📈 (not 📉)60.484432.089
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.340029.3371
punk rock (not preppy)60.351427.332
high standards (not desperate)60.182129.355
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.980330.5352
😎 (not 🧐)59.869435.693
fixable (not unfixable)59.679132.528
authoritarian (not democratic)59.554630.3366
realist (not idealist)59.564331.1264
empath (not psychopath)59.591425.947
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.450924.028
objective (not subjective)59.340629.5212
suspicious (not trusting)59.275732.6360
civilized (not barbaric)59.2100525.7396
contrarian (not yes-man)59.281631.329
linear (not circular)59.149627.228
bitter (not sweet)58.964725.4297
monochrome (not multicolored)58.861229.8198
🤖 (not 👻)58.852728.582
romantic (not dispassionate)58.4105028.642
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)58.452535.930
exuberant (not subdued)58.381325.325
Russian (not French)58.237727.622
compersive (not jealous)58.160527.6316
patient (not impatient)57.846530.3166
prudish (not flirtatious)57.854925.733
moody (not stable)57.799829.7365
equitable (not hypocritical)57.672829.5247
regular (not zany)57.648630.881
chic (not cheesy)57.659427.126
mathematical (not literary)57.445727.7350
normie (not freak)57.458427.934
flower child (not goth)57.494428.124
never cries (not often crying)57.482428.729
angelic (not demonic)57.286221.9366
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)57.236633.570
stinky (not fresh)57.236827.8114
epic (not deep)57.262233.437
pretentious (not unassuming)57.181732.270
feisty (not gracious)57.0107528.1264
corporate (not freelance)57.055532.742
generalist (not specialist)56.833231.5220
social (not reclusive)56.879732.8130
feminist (not sexist)56.7105625.1102
historical (not modern)56.659228.2252
loveable (not punchable)56.597431.839
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.585330.223
😇 (not 😈)56.378228.481
chaste (not lustful)56.254427.6315
🧠 (not 💪)56.2111527.4100
repetitive (not varied)56.186631.5183
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.196437.733
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.082330.8343
trusting (not charming)55.960928.9356
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.877931.531
consistent (not variable)55.692728.833
slovenly (not stylish)55.549325.6328
unlucky (not fortunate)55.476031.8339
physical (not intellectual)55.352026.5327
conventional (not creative)55.364632.3370
politically correct (not edgy)55.361229.0352
profound (not ironic)54.966529.932
vengeful (not forgiving)54.876730.0360
still (not twitchy)54.854530.142
😭 (not 😀)54.771330.890
💃 (not 🧕)54.7105431.691
demure (not vain)54.473127.0308
vibrant (not geriatric)54.3116928.025
quarrelsome (not warm)54.284926.3380
playful (not shy)54.1118625.1367
chivalrous (not businesslike)54.175929.847
concise (not long-winded)54.176632.026
humble (not arrogant)53.967627.4355
proactive (not reactive)53.958233.833
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.682928.689
rustic (not cultured)53.455928.120
instinctual (not reasoned)53.391530.1369
pure (not debased)53.286328.4352
radical (not centrist)53.286530.831
transparent (not machiavellian)53.279431.428
cooperative (not competitive)53.158831.6356
unpolished (not eloquent)53.160028.6261
OCD (not ADHD)53.1104530.928
atheist (not theist)53.0100929.3213
🦇 (not 🐿)53.065334.971
mainstream (not arcane)52.962730.2292
common sense (not analysis)52.858534.732
emotional (not logical)52.790128.7362
loud (not quiet)52.589328.9373
sane (not crazy)52.579926.886
realistic (not ambitious)52.556536.360
expressive (not monotone)52.2106229.122
libertarian (not socialist)52.1100630.4330
intimate (not formal)52.185629.0130
tautology (not oxymoron)52.145429.619
anxious (not calm)52.0102328.5372
poor (not rich)52.064622.6306
monastic (not hedonist)52.063531.959
messy (not neat)51.861629.3239
conservative (not liberal)51.856731.079
thick (not thin)51.762226.4269
deviant (not average)51.7107327.6251
open-minded (not close-minded)51.6106626.5305
melee (not ranged)51.658332.528
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.5115026.9324
warm (not cold)51.494526.0339
accepting (not judgemental)51.380330.4244
industrial (not domestic)51.287831.4203
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.075733.1251
enlightened (not lost)50.978830.727
dry (not moist)50.886927.632
not genocidal (not genocidal)50.7126627.335

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 (0.86)
  2. Bellamy Blake (0.839)
  3. Aragorn (0.837)
  4. Eric Taylor (0.833)
  5. William Adama (0.825)
  6. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.819)
  7. Martin Brody (0.814)
  8. Elliot Stabler (0.814)
  9. Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (0.811)
  10. James Gordon (0.808)
  1. Connor Roy (-0.497)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.494)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.484)
  4. Tobias Funke (-0.45)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.43)
  6. The Deep (-0.426)
  7. Ian Duncan (-0.425)
  8. James Taggart (-0.413)
  9. Buster Bluth (-0.412)
  10. Kevin Malone (-0.399)

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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