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Harry Burns Descriptive Personality Statistics

Reference picture of Harry Burns

Harry Burns is a character from When Harry Met Sally....

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 500 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
funny (not humorless)86.214013.751
opinionated (not neutral)85.836420.572
frank (not sugarcoated)84.022622.959
cynical (not gullible)83.817712.853
sarcastic (not genuine)80.718017.553
rock (not rap)80.626617.259
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.538420.255
straight (not queer)80.344623.956
smug (not sheepish)79.445415.326
masculine (not feminine)78.456816.540
questioning (not believing)78.428923.627
skeptical (not spiritual)78.339621.754
comedic (not dramatic)78.27223.440
cocky (not timid)77.960519.851
main character (not side character)77.845627.430
sexual (not asexual)77.649423.050
grumpy (not cheery)77.236718.126
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.139220.941
prankster (not anti-prank)76.927820.233
🐴 (not 🦄)76.424923.142
realistic (not fantastical)76.329022.850
jaded (not innocent)76.252619.051
contrarian (not yes-man)75.826916.257
atheist (not theist)75.731020.548
🐒 (not 🐩)75.515023.150
proud (not apologetic)75.480919.725
privileged (not oppressed)75.056019.951
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.870726.835
gendered (not androgynous)74.796923.846
stubborn (not accommodating)74.673223.947
fast-talking (not slow-talking)74.640124.958
negative (not positive)74.526921.626
evolutionist (not creationist)74.527026.324
night owl (not morning lark)74.447521.548
🧢 (not 🎩)74.432128.548
flirtatious (not prudish)74.441722.646
lawyerly (not engineerial)74.431820.228
urban (not rural)74.352224.257
🧠 (not 💪)74.369319.550
believable (not poorly-written)74.079424.552
leisurely (not hurried)73.814723.741
coarse (not delicate)73.647922.631
analytical (not intuitive)73.533327.026
grounded (not fantasy-prone)73.238818.427
mischievous (not well behaved)73.162723.955
individualist (not communal)72.846324.348
flawed (not perfect)72.763816.528
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)72.682620.929
wooden (not plastic)72.546420.838
resists change (not likes change)72.557924.031
worldly (not innocent)72.472821.654
armoured (not vulnerable)71.558122.956
🐐 (not 🦒)71.524921.847
realist (not idealist)71.431227.845
Italian (not Swedish)71.330621.541
everyman (not chosen one)71.220325.550
paranoid (not naive)71.041520.341
real (not fake)71.097921.124
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)71.046023.724
short (not tall)70.929121.5206
lustful (not chaste)70.946620.961
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.991924.344
biased (not impartial)70.855722.447
depressed (not bright)70.826221.345
nonpartisan (not activist)70.415814.224
one-faced (not two-faced)70.375420.439
goof-off (not studious)70.233026.839
cheesy (not chic)70.240418.439
child free (not pronatalist)70.152722.349
opinionated (not jealous)70.181028.158
unambiguous (not mysterious)69.939420.951
charming (not trusting)69.942020.955
hedonist (not monastic)69.930022.436
homebody (not world traveler)69.940021.325
never cries (not often crying)69.759323.352
playful (not shy)69.685923.651
English (not German)69.4106728.541
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.348725.750
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.363721.244
trolling (not triggered)69.115728.138
high IQ (not low IQ)69.0124820.456
playful (not serious)68.840026.446
lenient (not strict)68.740623.838
backdoor (not official)68.748024.139
🤡 (not 👽)68.623624.653
chatty (not reserved)68.459028.257
cosmopolitan (not provincial)68.439125.134
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)68.379119.347
scruffy (not manicured)68.240122.960
insomniac (not slumbering)68.283925.530
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.041930.452
inappropriate (not seemly)67.943723.928
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)67.877226.946
thinker (not feeler)67.644027.931
oxymoron (not tautology)67.616723.036
arrogant (not humble)67.567727.554
healthy (not sickly)67.594123.843
frugal (not lavish)67.249520.340
debased (not pure)67.149421.251
dog person (not cat person)67.146328.644
earth (not air)66.859927.739
demanding (not unchallenging)66.8116025.157
plays hard (not works hard)66.731621.242
egalitarian (not racist)66.7138222.540
disorganized (not self-disciplined)66.629620.652
insulting (not complimentary)66.646823.048
juvenile (not mature)66.546120.042
vintage (not trendy)66.593325.057
entitled (not grateful)66.558621.850
handshakes (not hugs)66.585828.325
competent (not incompetent)66.4126321.348
feisty (not gracious)66.489023.349
democratic (not authoritarian)66.353424.840
🤠 (not 🤑)66.373225.840
non-gamer (not gamer)66.371831.149
rude (not respectful)66.242019.253
indulgent (not sober)66.261821.740
folksy (not presidential)66.245423.941
problematic (not woke)66.254318.625
maverick (not conformist)66.290326.325
protagonist (not antagonist)66.1106826.043
earthly (not divine)66.175721.124
spartan (not glamorous)66.165922.230
neurotypical (not autistic)65.998426.734
edgy (not politically correct)65.868724.143
💃 (not 🧕)65.884721.641
knowledgeable (not ignorant)65.8104321.152
naughty (not nice)65.863323.326
sexist (not feminist)65.734618.154
street-smart (not sheltered)65.585025.750
persistent (not quitter)65.5171225.846
emancipated (not enslaved)65.485226.453
guarded (not open)65.2109927.856
hypocritical (not equitable)65.245122.347
competitive (not cooperative)65.088324.550
spontaneous (not scheduled)65.058026.847
low-tech (not high-tech)65.057022.038
pretentious (not unassuming)65.065227.052
zany (not regular)65.069025.454
ironic (not profound)65.040826.640
easy (not uptight)64.938225.225
twitchy (not still)64.972926.255
pensive (not serene)64.897923.348
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.742027.648
traumatized (not flourishing)64.786520.546
scandalous (not proper)64.666525.946
winter (not summer)64.655225.654
logical (not emotional)64.449926.160
literary (not mathematical)64.471128.245
cannibal (not vegan)64.455124.947
nerd (not jock)64.483424.349
nihilist (not existentialist)64.416328.647
bold (not shy)64.3142224.445
weird (not normal)64.277222.754
strong identity (not social chameleon)64.2113425.625
natural (not mechanical)64.165724.831
loud (not quiet)64.073824.844
chortling (not giggling)64.079627.062
reactive (not proactive)64.045525.356
interesting (not tiresome)63.9107025.639
realistic (not ambitious)63.933628.050
rebellious (not obedient)63.892727.359
🏌 (not 🤺)63.716031.138
gloomy (not sunny)63.773227.746
thrifty (not extravagant)63.757324.752
savory (not sweet)63.777326.925
lewd (not tasteful)63.633423.953
🐀 (not 🐘)63.643925.545
resistant (not resigned)63.5111728.548
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.564321.446
indie (not pop)63.584125.160
heathen (not devout)63.444725.438
📈 (not 📉)63.484522.441
friendly (not unfriendly)63.3103226.629
😈 (not 😇)63.262820.655
good-humored (not angry)63.178425.950
fixable (not unfixable)63.174424.153
moody (not stable)63.097824.553
bold (not serious)63.071423.641
🛌 (not 🧗)63.033527.048
human (not animalistic)62.9117229.247
lost (not enlightened)62.961923.948
interrupting (not attentive)62.958624.248
sorrowful (not cheery)62.884926.145
suspicious (not trusting)62.777129.254
bitter (not sweet)62.765124.347
annoying (not unannoying)62.761325.725
resentful (not euphoric)62.787121.424
nonconformist (not social climber)62.775225.124
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)62.691220.431
loyal (not traitorous)62.5139224.634
efficient (not overprepared)62.495023.841
spirited (not lifeless)62.4131328.625
methodical (not astonishing)62.383121.537
dorky (not cool)62.356125.950
miserable (not joyful)62.383822.548
bossy (not meek)62.2113625.153
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.2100126.358
intellectual (not physical)62.1102829.248
utilitarian (not decorative)61.889427.544
ranged (not melee)61.851224.029
vain (not demure)61.770925.952
important (not irrelevant)61.7148626.546
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.751623.436
hippie (not militaristic)61.749922.829
unstirring (not quivering)61.7103125.126
outlaw (not sheriff)61.677924.042
political (not nonpolitical)61.575327.654
indiscreet (not tactful)61.533329.344
resolute (not wavering)61.4110527.453
treasure (not trash)61.4140923.146
consistent (not variable)61.383429.246
straight edge (not junkie)61.3116923.526
prying (not unmeddlesome)61.2121428.632
straightforward (not cryptic)61.1106331.463
lover (not fighter)61.166725.647
🤣 (not 😊)61.046127.152
focused (not absentminded)61.0128424.425
impulsive (not cautious)60.875531.146
blue (not red)60.869631.425
leader (not follower)60.8109926.924
photographer (not physicist)60.880926.825
pacifist (not ferocious)60.749426.444
demonic (not angelic)60.758219.146
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.774024.452
cursed (not blessed)60.7101224.529
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.6123625.642
love-focused (not money-focused)60.6116624.645
experience-oriented (not goal-oriented)60.647127.824
cringing away (not welcoming experience)60.652224.625
statist (not anarchist)60.569424.426
blind (not all-seeing)60.552818.132
fast (not slow)60.4119626.153
unprepared (not hoarder)60.436125.440
insightful (not generic)60.4118024.831
western (not eastern)60.3102231.136
perceptive (not unobservant)60.3149726.548
rational (not whimsical)60.289227.242
libertarian (not socialist)60.255022.227
master (not apprentice)60.2108724.446
tailor (not blacksmith)60.298424.838
🏀 (not 🎨)60.257927.753
soft (not hard)59.966524.543
practical (not imaginative)59.9101127.356
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.993128.655
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)59.983927.624
dominant (not submissive)59.8113525.139
kind (not cruel)59.8129820.554
extrovert (not introvert)59.788230.145
slovenly (not stylish)59.745819.550
unorthodox (not traditional)59.788727.552
😎 (not 🧐)59.783428.161
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)59.752325.656
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)59.754327.427
wild (not tame)59.6100524.844
monochrome (not multicolored)59.668628.249
😜 (not 🤐)59.671530.341
ADHD (not OCD)59.653629.247
normie (not freak)59.659224.959
independent (not codependent)59.4107629.249
social (not reclusive)59.483429.445
snoops (not minds-own-business)59.4129024.225
meaningful (not pointless)59.4141831.225
expressive (not stoic)59.394428.645
direct (not roundabout)59.3120333.148
😀 (not 😭)59.366324.750
consumer (not creator)59.354723.725
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)59.393524.626
dry (not moist)59.264625.946
romantic (not dispassionate)59.1121023.744
fire (not water)59.199925.645
dystopian (not utopian)59.171622.024
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.0130329.151
jealous (not compersive)59.071822.249
kangaroo (not dolphin)59.061329.924
selfish (not altruistic)58.966622.838
😏 (not 😬)58.986425.652
bookish (not sporty)58.8108327.843
judgemental (not accepting)58.880329.844
disarming (not creepy)58.8127624.457
sturdy (not flimsy)58.8119123.443
circular (not linear)58.852127.940
expressive (not monotone)58.7105530.663
jovial (not noble)58.748125.727
quarrelsome (not warm)58.687723.840
🙃 (not 🥰)58.665529.044
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.694029.147
tired (not wired)58.640823.924
forgiving (not vengeful)58.584724.251
sage (not whippersnapper)58.562221.853
charmer (not buffoon)58.5124827.725
bear (not wolf)58.553225.325
chaotic (not orderly)58.476826.258
capitalist (not communist)58.493327.025
open-book (not secretive)58.349327.363
fussy (not sloppy)58.3135327.523
goofy (not unfrivolous)58.364927.125
soulful (not soulless)58.2139822.449
intimate (not formal)58.278826.751
loose (not tight)58.245425.446
cassanova (not love shy)58.279127.325
prideful (not envious)58.1145226.945
outgoing (not withdrawn)58.196627.725
assertive (not passive)58.0131329.053
generalist (not specialist)58.032727.451
salacious (not wholesome)57.965926.758
haunted (not blissful)57.9121222.261
resourceful (not helpless)57.8155726.553
childlike (not parental)57.878827.324
sincere (not irreverent)57.8123031.625
high standards (not desperate)57.7104726.355
manic (not mild)57.7105926.924
concrete (not abstract)57.697024.753
harsh (not gentle)57.685425.432
entrepreneur (not employee)57.6107928.326
charming (not awkward)57.5110327.146
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.542528.835
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)57.593425.824
fearful (not hopeful)57.550331.724
explorer (not builder)57.485326.247
repetitive (not varied)57.492026.037
fortunate (not unlucky)57.366323.940
genius (not dunce)57.3126219.648
modern (not historical)57.395127.464
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)57.377625.543
Greek (not Roman)57.342127.737
devoted (not unfaithful)57.3160026.742
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.350228.447
sassy (not chill)57.3129627.324
hygienic (not gross)57.3145819.230
old (not young)57.264017.562
anxious (not calm)57.2103227.451
🤔 (not 🤫)57.296729.240
🥶 (not 🥵)57.257824.248
bad-manners (not good-manners)57.258029.126
👻 (not 🤖)57.182127.346
factual (not poetic)57.195328.063
heroic (not villainous)57.0136818.639
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.086126.537
close-minded (not open-minded)57.055519.946
interested (not bored)57.0136725.953
chivalrous (not businesslike)57.078423.652
classical (not avant-garde)56.994624.653
deep (not epic)56.967322.938
civilized (not barbaric)56.8123524.660
preppy (not punk rock)56.8104527.954
💀 (not 🎃)56.886631.845
distant (not touchy-feely)56.895425.560
routine (not innovative)56.873426.332
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.746523.853
cultured (not rustic)56.7109024.459
long-winded (not concise)56.765629.050
precise (not vague)56.6121829.847
first-mate (not captain)56.387327.045
impatient (not patient)56.3110527.744
things-person (not people-person)56.376527.325
soft (not hard)56.275624.255
French (not Russian)56.2107628.744
reluctant (not eager)56.243922.624
rough (not smooth)56.178424.657
sad (not happy)56.1111823.662
attractive (not repulsive)56.0144521.145
gregarious (not private)56.058628.346
cringeworthy (not inspiring)56.063921.645
supportive (not catty)56.0113524.631
🥴 (not 🥳)55.996429.038
vanilla (not kinky)55.883924.946
disreputable (not prestigious)55.852722.750
hunter (not gatherer)55.898127.444
reassuring (not fearmongering)55.7105924.349
frenzied (not sleepy)55.6165525.755
orange (not purple)55.481030.434
confidential (not gossiping)55.4127527.753
minimalist (not pack rat)55.492626.145
Coke (not Pepsi)55.376230.138
stable (not unstable)55.374726.426
🐷 (not 🐮)55.248627.841
freelance (not corporate)55.2108626.747
disturbing (not enchanting)55.263419.825
lazy (not diligent)55.120723.463
chill (not offended)55.164925.149
tardy (not on-time)55.157426.945
scientific (not artistic)55.092824.157
outsider (not insider)55.092326.167
exaggerating (not factual)54.989529.256
philosophical (not real)54.844329.246
🐿 (not 🦇)54.8103829.440
fresh (not stinky)54.8132224.340
reliable (not experimental)54.899723.147
original (not cliché)54.899429.124
serial dater (not chronically single)54.757935.725
rich (not poor)54.5112021.733
rigid (not flexible)54.599829.162
scholarly (not crafty)54.567828.944
off-key (not musical)54.597527.353
theoretical (not empirical)54.448423.641
spontaneous (not deliberate)54.367327.558
nurturing (not poisonous)54.3116624.356
beautiful (not ugly)54.2162223.153
oblivious (not alert)54.256428.147
vibrant (not geriatric)54.2136628.152
queen (not princess)54.2117226.238
awkward (not suspicious)54.160929.247
🌟 (not 💩)54.1149725.743
arcane (not mainstream)53.9108128.545
receiving (not giving)53.968427.247
comfortable (not awkward)53.9105727.825
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.885030.449
👟 (not 🥾)53.893633.854
unmotivated (not motivated)53.814725.452
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.7115528.842
puny (not mighty)53.647320.655
flat (not bubbly)53.6100227.225
mundane (not extraordinary)53.448629.343
cold (not warm)53.483327.739
transient (not permanent)53.467926.449
lion (not zebra)53.4114725.424
pro (not noob)53.1148026.236
forward (not repressed)53.1122830.430
confident (not insecure)53.0136128.551
always down (not picky)53.067328.354
heartfelt (not clinical)53.0120428.125
punchable (not loveable)52.865024.956
lighthearted (not intense)52.856929.172
reader (not writer)52.886730.924
active (not slothful)52.7172222.846
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.774228.536
domestic (not industrial)52.788530.538
gluttonous (not moderate)52.675628.424
ludicrous (not sensible)52.475326.956
decisive (not hesitant)52.4141929.841
literal (not metaphorical)52.3130728.855
spicy (not mild)52.3126227.147
old-fashioned (not progressive)52.386025.631
driven (not unambitious)52.2185724.046
unpolished (not eloquent)52.273329.651
bad-cook (not good-cook)52.298628.133
muddy (not washed)52.267921.335
introspective (not not introspective)52.1140626.047
legit (not scrub)52.1157327.234
unemotional (not emotional)52.148828.848
white knight (not bad boy)52.1117624.050
off target (not accurate)52.154324.324
handy (not can't-fix-anything)52.1133325.825
reasoned (not instinctual)52.079630.353
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.0146823.532
shallow (not deep)52.060724.849
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)52.077929.942
exuberant (not subdued)52.0118728.946
weakass (not badass)52.048019.853
overthinker (not underthinker)52.0151832.325
tense (not relaxed)51.9158629.246
messy (not neat)51.973427.341
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.993825.439
flower child (not goth)51.9126820.454
complicated (not simple)51.8144129.536
slugabed (not go-getter)51.822423.239
liberal (not conservative)51.8130126.246
sane (not crazy)51.797322.543
stingy (not generous)51.772124.647
quirky (not predictable)51.7106229.369
popular (not rejected)51.7101621.231
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.663127.352
pointed (not random)51.6153630.238
remote (not involved)51.539225.042
thick (not thin)51.574125.342
creative (not conventional)51.4109129.252
moderate (not extreme)51.472125.447
glad (not mad)51.485523.346
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.497028.349
underachiever (not overachiever)51.438524.052
slacker (not workaholic)51.346423.538
psychopath (not empath)51.372621.643
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)51.2107025.848
reasonable (not deranged)51.2118626.448
macho (not metrosexual)51.272825.142
brave (not careful)51.1135924.151
alpha (not beta)51.1128125.556
drop out (not valedictorian)51.169825.854
thinker (not doer)51.162227.557
luddite (not technophile)51.0107525.037
rugged (not refined)50.987825.150
flamboyant (not modest)50.991627.845
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.194922.448
centrist (not radical)50.189725.834
deviant (not average)50.8129928.060
honorable (not cunning)50.7123027.972
apathetic (not curious)50.746227.151
💝 (not 💔)50.3111527.349
basic (not hipster)50.4128929.149
clumsy (not coordinated)50.467424.341
work-first (not family-first)50.499124.535
subjective (not objective)50.6106432.749
perverted (not clean)50.668324.751
analysis (not common sense)50.6120027.359
machiavellian (not transparent)50.6101227.846
mellow (not energetic)50.492627.329
foolish (not wise)50.584821.053
obsessed (not aloof)50.5155624.554
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)50.5121627.830

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Phil Connors (0.663)
  2. Jerry Seinfeld (0.619)
  3. Peter Venkman (0.608)
  4. Harvey Bullock (0.588)
  5. Larry David (0.586)
  6. Josh Lyman (0.585)
  7. Haymitch Abernathy (0.581)
  8. Garrett McNeill (0.58)
  9. Alex Karev (0.567)
  10. Jeff Winger (0.561)
  1. Kenneth Parcell (-0.253)
  2. Snow White (-0.244)
  3. Jane Bennet (-0.237)
  4. Beth March (-0.227)
  5. William Mason (-0.226)
  6. Melanie Hamilton (-0.222)
  7. Chien-Po (-0.217)
  8. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.213)
  9. Gary Walsh (-0.204)
  10. Rita Bennett (-0.203)

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 Harry Burns to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Harry Burns is described identify as.

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


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