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Riff Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Riff is a character from West Side Story.

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
gendered (not androgynous)90.84713.425
goof-off (not studious)90.62711.228
bold (not shy)89.231415.138
extrovert (not introvert)89.09010.335
😎 (not 🧐)88.74418.732
🧢 (not 🎩)88.62612.628
street-smart (not sheltered)88.311519.027
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.618616.827
💪 (not 🧠)87.43713.516
outlaw (not sheriff)86.811615.330
sporty (not bookish)86.88011.731
cocky (not timid)86.724714.749
competitive (not cooperative)86.524518.717
masculine (not feminine)86.128715.731
mischievous (not well behaved)85.723819.528
loud (not quiet)85.520117.532
jock (not nerd)85.28216.527
resistant (not resigned)85.14811.217
social (not reclusive)85.012012.439
🏀 (not 🎨)85.010215.424
impulsive (not cautious)84.915319.223
urban (not rural)84.610712.224
doer (not thinker)84.49216.631
expressive (not monotone)84.119914.541
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)84.023322.645
poor (not rich)83.76717.826
drop out (not valedictorian)83.77121.434
chatty (not reserved)83.224113.829
slacker (not workaholic)82.45516.023
backdoor (not official)82.311521.219
involved (not remote)82.214118.329
physical (not intellectual)82.19214.729
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)82.011423.841
unpolished (not eloquent)82.07221.322
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.916821.623
scandalous (not proper)81.721512.526
playful (not shy)81.639510.730
twitchy (not still)81.416017.539
whippersnapper (not sage)81.32912.030
rebellious (not obedient)80.740720.724
crafty (not scholarly)80.71699.426
exaggerating (not factual)80.720911.233
anarchist (not statist)80.611627.220
🐒 (not 🐩)80.46419.521
feisty (not gracious)80.231722.225
💃 (not 🧕)80.231512.728
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.147122.324
decisive (not hesitant)80.039020.624
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)80.020722.020
opinionated (not neutral)80.064718.831
rustic (not cultured)79.86317.820
rugged (not refined)79.716618.727
exuberant (not subdued)79.720622.118
brave (not careful)79.525011.623
dramatic (not no-nonsense)79.523315.218
ferocious (not pacifist)79.236418.224
juvenile (not mature)79.016816.735
quarrelsome (not warm)78.730923.420
scruffy (not manicured)78.620424.125
spontaneous (not scheduled)78.627619.631
young (not old)78.547922.635
suspicious (not awkward)78.528816.426
tardy (not on-time)78.313120.244
edgy (not politically correct)78.227516.730
biased (not impartial)78.124420.928
vibrant (not geriatric)78.037221.122
fast-talking (not slow-talking)77.828220.625
intimate (not formal)77.71248.321
dog person (not cat person)77.717323.837
dunce (not genius)77.66815.825
flamboyant (not modest)77.526521.034
fighter (not lover)77.520320.240
indulgent (not sober)77.427115.328
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)77.440527.622
persistent (not quitter)77.4120224.024
ironic (not profound)77.35313.129
fire (not water)77.340827.424
chaotic (not orderly)77.332214.724
frenzied (not sleepy)77.141317.528
ADHD (not OCD)76.916219.128
funny (not humorless)76.935716.019
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.935918.338
plays hard (not works hard)76.715512.724
stubborn (not accommodating)76.761622.332
lowbrow (not highbrow)76.64319.827
racist (not egalitarian)76.66221.724
Italian (not Swedish)76.618119.125
interrupting (not attentive)76.622916.729
😜 (not 🤐)76.629423.725
hard (not soft)76.335715.725
instinctual (not reasoned)76.228920.322
scrub (not legit)76.25917.318
musical (not off-key)76.214128.227
messy (not neat)76.022615.127
vengeful (not forgiving)75.938622.617
loyal (not traitorous)75.994327.816
sarcastic (not genuine)75.828915.232
bold (not serious)75.730217.138
night owl (not morning lark)75.642727.816
judgemental (not accepting)75.535325.134
flirtatious (not prudish)75.537420.017
wild (not tame)75.352117.127
straightforward (not cryptic)75.130924.223
🤣 (not 😊)75.014727.021
🧗 (not 🛌)74.651723.522
heathen (not devout)74.415921.019
exhibitionist (not bashful)74.332626.230
perverted (not clean)74.220515.134
rude (not respectful)74.225223.534
demanding (not unchallenging)74.178824.929
ludicrous (not sensible)74.023222.025
entitled (not grateful)74.040020.435
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.946419.929
impatient (not patient)73.951128.226
lewd (not tasteful)73.914217.727
bad boy (not white knight)73.929220.940
frank (not sugarcoated)73.866919.938
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.819920.021
freelance (not corporate)73.751326.517
charming (not awkward)73.751816.222
stinky (not fresh)73.713519.018
real (not philosophical)73.630424.526
deviant (not average)73.646723.327
self-destructive (not self-improving)73.533817.526
focused on the present (not focused on the future)73.413723.622
🤺 (not 🏌)73.464021.719
fast (not slow)73.362118.526
not introspective (not introspective)73.38528.617
low-tech (not high-tech)73.230024.325
gregarious (not private)73.122522.724
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)72.925627.617
vain (not demure)72.836421.324
hedonist (not monastic)72.519829.719
cheesy (not chic)72.232322.651
zany (not regular)72.243120.116
jaded (not innocent)72.065819.829
playful (not serious)71.932519.020
cheery (not sorrowful)71.927320.916
worldly (not innocent)71.773622.232
foolish (not wise)71.525019.833
driven (not unambitious)71.3126522.824
moody (not stable)71.265621.024
arrogant (not humble)71.255024.017
selfish (not altruistic)71.240119.425
comedic (not dramatic)71.215225.142
devoted (not unfaithful)71.2117827.728
lustful (not chaste)71.144821.523
close-minded (not open-minded)71.123924.427
gossiping (not confidential)71.026826.122
🤠 (not 🤑)70.952324.216
summer (not winter)70.944123.616
orange (not purple)70.818826.318
jealous (not compersive)70.835822.520
disreputable (not prestigious)70.820122.221
guarded (not open)70.785325.122
resolute (not wavering)70.662721.317
skeptical (not spiritual)70.275820.923
prideful (not envious)70.269229.647
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.176426.016
epic (not deep)70.121321.537
muddy (not washed)70.122222.741
insulting (not complimentary)70.136621.414
artistic (not scientific)70.041720.428
lost (not enlightened)70.034117.119
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.032728.129
dominant (not submissive)69.982129.527
charming (not trusting)69.841225.330
emotional (not logical)69.648629.828
extreme (not moderate)69.672527.635
Russian (not French)69.616215.77
armoured (not vulnerable)69.564122.932
assertive (not passive)69.587430.115
sexist (not feminist)69.428526.527
motivated (not unmotivated)69.3139527.150
unlucky (not fortunate)69.139421.725
bossy (not meek)69.188329.639
unambiguous (not mysterious)69.041725.624
atheist (not theist)68.954126.517
everyman (not chosen one)68.826321.745
ambitious (not realistic)68.757823.030
expressive (not stoic)68.561526.026
luddite (not technophile)68.524618.620
resourceful (not helpless)68.3119826.627
direct (not roundabout)68.181723.616
poisonous (not nurturing)68.039820.920
child free (not pronatalist)67.960928.821
macho (not metrosexual)67.929427.829
😈 (not 😇)67.847823.524
psychopath (not empath)67.737923.729
radical (not centrist)67.641024.635
short (not tall)67.237028.653
demonic (not angelic)67.241219.721
thick (not thin)67.233323.421
sunny (not gloomy)67.247521.425
spontaneous (not deliberate)67.136934.920
badass (not weakass)67.1107125.533
debased (not pure)67.047620.938
crazy (not sane)66.753622.236
spicy (not mild)66.676624.726
hypocritical (not equitable)66.640329.029
thrifty (not extravagant)66.644526.636
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.550228.524
pack rat (not minimalist)66.529323.617
🤡 (not 👽)66.427327.117
deranged (not reasonable)66.342826.429
loose (not tight)66.329729.529
bitter (not sweet)66.254323.919
hard (not soft)66.165129.130
rough (not smooth)66.047129.323
hunter (not gatherer)65.769930.618
money-focused (not love-focused)65.736826.422
important (not irrelevant)65.6130125.524
active (not slothful)65.5130427.519
interesting (not tiresome)65.396123.623
unprepared (not hoarder)65.322225.215
straight (not queer)65.2110329.822
go-getter (not slugabed)65.2130722.017
shallow (not deep)65.228323.325
👟 (not 🥾)65.251333.520
🐐 (not 🦒)65.158730.216
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)65.037428.426
normie (not freak)64.641625.533
🤔 (not 🤫)64.551427.015
never cries (not often crying)64.473128.018
chortling (not giggling)64.376029.524
mighty (not puny)64.2101422.237
oblivious (not alert)64.131325.017
subjective (not objective)64.029925.724
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.089225.124
emotional (not unemotional)64.0103623.218
villainous (not heroic)63.930822.320
fearmongering (not reassuring)63.745928.425
folksy (not presidential)63.651026.030
disorganized (not self-disciplined)63.333329.222
cannibal (not vegan)63.356220.922
believable (not poorly-written)63.3149825.629
punchable (not loveable)63.240829.833
😀 (not 😭)63.152027.016
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.131429.629
cringeworthy (not inspiring)63.043924.930
western (not eastern)63.081133.827
🐷 (not 🐮)63.026426.522
gamer (not non-gamer)63.038728.227
sexual (not asexual)63.097529.929
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.088729.822
one-faced (not two-faced)62.999533.028
literal (not metaphorical)62.873628.321
traumatized (not flourishing)62.890626.130
pensive (not serene)62.7108723.129
oxymoron (not tautology)62.736624.014
animalistic (not human)62.625327.922
reactive (not proactive)62.649230.921
whimsical (not rational)62.451123.827
low IQ (not high IQ)62.416724.827
lenient (not strict)62.355332.028
extraordinary (not mundane)62.3106125.725
family-first (not work-first)62.370332.629
rock (not rap)62.3143728.351
astonishing (not methodical)62.241025.819
cunning (not honorable)62.151823.726
suspicious (not trusting)62.076924.121
creepy (not disarming)61.929923.916
trash (not treasure)61.923727.328
salacious (not wholesome)61.757029.726
receiving (not giving)61.750132.342
cool (not dorky)61.679527.235
pro (not noob)61.5122529.319
common sense (not analysis)61.530326.839
tense (not relaxed)61.4129827.822
political (not nonpolitical)61.473529.838
neurotypical (not autistic)61.4120221.616
confident (not insecure)61.3107333.630
indiscreet (not tactful)61.133025.615
concrete (not abstract)61.178627.426
barbaric (not civilized)61.038527.419
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.048933.623
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.052225.918
princess (not queen)60.744735.116
naive (not paranoid)60.636026.044
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.596824.126
apprentice (not master)60.345129.825
melee (not ranged)60.332730.518
antagonist (not protagonist)60.333129.122
transient (not permanent)60.138829.512
soulful (not soulless)60.1131825.434
utilitarian (not decorative)60.195225.021
open-book (not secretive)59.943623.737
multicolored (not monochrome)59.763829.920
stingy (not generous)59.552128.640
stoic (not hypochondriac)59.586226.614
cynical (not gullible)59.5101326.137
happy (not sad)59.446927.523
alpha (not beta)59.4104031.724
unorthodox (not traditional)59.386430.926
joyful (not miserable)59.354026.732
English (not German)59.3153029.522
🐿 (not 🦇)59.287930.617
😏 (not 😬)59.083234.630
basic (not hipster)58.890232.217
💔 (not 💝)58.862928.119
kinky (not vanilla)58.475529.921
healthy (not sickly)58.4126127.324
interested (not bored)58.4128626.038
natural-talent (not hard-work)58.339926.535
opinionated (not jealous)58.2133330.343
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.166122.620
consistent (not variable)57.896429.627
🙃 (not 🥰)57.568430.427
pretentious (not unassuming)57.391929.727
warm (not cold)57.292120.124
offended (not chill)57.291232.024
side character (not main character)57.285230.420
fantastical (not realistic)57.165624.330
preppy (not punk rock)56.8102132.123
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.737830.316
trolling (not triggered)56.737533.727
blissful (not haunted)56.744225.842
cruel (not kind)56.642925.718
stylish (not slovenly)56.4111626.322
underachiever (not overachiever)56.229029.225
ugly (not beautiful)56.028526.417
pessimistic (not optimistic)55.982128.229
📈 (not 📉)55.9122630.929
attractive (not repulsive)55.8141529.725
mad (not glad)55.897228.516
vintage (not trendy)55.7130334.240
practical (not imaginative)55.6112330.819
mainstream (not arcane)55.557934.124
incompetent (not competent)55.428626.931
earth (not air)55.4116231.629
first-mate (not captain)55.387637.127
communal (not individualist)55.356231.921
blacksmith (not tailor)55.363031.529
generalist (not specialist)55.244926.724
🐴 (not 🦄)55.299333.429
anxious (not calm)55.1106626.722
long-winded (not concise)55.170528.419
pop (not indie)55.049431.245
always down (not picky)54.858030.231
nihilist (not existentialist)54.745328.216
efficient (not overprepared)54.7140229.627
factual (not poetic)54.7102226.823
desperate (not high standards)54.760027.935
🐀 (not 🐘)54.680033.327
hurried (not leisurely)54.5105231.434
authoritarian (not democratic)54.474334.321
yes-man (not contrarian)54.453331.223
curious (not apathetic)54.3141530.422
empirical (not theoretical)54.398127.121
literary (not mathematical)54.3113431.322
distant (not touchy-feely)54.3100825.541
emancipated (not enslaved)54.2135428.733
insider (not outsider)54.174128.120
frugal (not lavish)54.0101326.826
intense (not lighthearted)54.0129432.839
conventional (not creative)53.978523.821
wooden (not plastic)53.9139327.126
explorer (not builder)53.695331.921
👻 (not 🤖)53.693832.216
reliable (not experimental)53.6100932.823
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.553432.220
realist (not idealist)53.594233.026
🥴 (not 🥳)53.5105135.019
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.481230.523
avant-garde (not classical)53.471027.616
vague (not precise)53.348229.629
codependent (not independent)53.360932.922
🎃 (not 💀)53.385032.127
lazy (not diligent)53.222826.930
industrial (not domestic)53.194728.820
pointed (not random)53.0145529.230
goth (not flower child)53.066425.422
🥵 (not 🥶)52.8107724.622
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.7144136.420
machiavellian (not transparent)52.788530.628
dry (not moist)52.691630.018
libertarian (not socialist)52.5109530.024
modern (not historical)52.5107132.322
Greek (not Roman)52.574829.415
unobservant (not perceptive)52.430427.119
Coke (not Pepsi)52.495433.940
chivalrous (not businesslike)52.493129.441
weird (not normal)52.3117229.230
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.281326.924
unfixable (not fixable)52.265826.824
genocidal (not not genocidal)51.949827.734
conservative (not liberal)51.765233.724
good-humored (not angry)51.4110031.023
simple (not complicated)51.452029.130
sturdy (not flimsy)51.4138829.418
linear (not circular)51.499429.119
repetitive (not varied)51.2122824.525
obsessed (not aloof)51.1147229.625
dispassionate (not romantic)51.055023.522
rigid (not flexible)50.8112925.822
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.880028.619
clumsy (not coordinated)50.764532.219
🌟 (not 💩)50.4153531.621
privileged (not oppressed)50.6132231.220
predictable (not quirky)50.493929.824
bright (not depressed)50.5103426.119

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Bart Simpson (0.807)
  2. Sonny Corleone (0.795)
  3. Noah Puckerman (0.787)
  4. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (0.78)
  5. Bobby Briggs (0.775)
  6. Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (0.768)
  7. Han Solo (0.765)
  8. Jayne Cobb (0.759)
  9. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.749)
  10. Joey Quinn (0.744)
  1. Edward Ferrars (-0.578)
  2. Lexi Howard (-0.571)
  3. Chidi Anagonye (-0.561)
  4. Waylon Smithers (-0.559)
  5. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.558)
  6. Jared Dunn (-0.555)
  7. Jane Bennet (-0.544)
  8. Nick Carraway (-0.54)
  9. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (-0.54)
  10. Emma Pillsbury (-0.539)

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

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


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