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Dexter Morgan Personality Statistics

Dexter Morgan is a character from Dexter. 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
diligent (not lazy)96.4106.6296
guarded (not open)95.5210.9218
neat (not messy)95.4812.7182
persistent (not quitter)95.4237.132
high IQ (not low IQ)95.1347.4227
confidential (not gossiping)95.1311.2204
private (not gregarious)95.029.6246
pro (not noob)94.42010.433
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.32310.3231
competent (not incompetent)93.83711.1185
coordinated (not clumsy)93.71611.8227
precise (not vague)93.5416.4169
methodical (not astonishing)92.8112.0239
deliberate (not spontaneous)92.01615.4280
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.91714.5228
individualist (not communal)91.9915.6131
workaholic (not slacker)91.95111.1106
resourceful (not helpless)91.85313.8102
important (not irrelevant)91.45015.455
complicated (not simple)91.0918.1239
active (not slothful)90.84412.7190
master (not apprentice)90.74914.3100
genius (not dunce)90.63211.2243
egalitarian (not racist)89.8549.722
studious (not goof-off)89.16014.940
valedictorian (not drop out)89.18114.637
driven (not unambitious)89.115918.2214
reserved (not chatty)89.03015.2255
obsessed (not aloof)89.01117.1243
quiet (not loud)88.71414.6265
orderly (not chaotic)88.13019.9275
deviant (not average)87.93115.9144
night owl (not morning lark)87.54118.6146
skeptical (not spiritual)87.43618.0241
vengeful (not forgiving)87.47315.9219
introvert (not extrovert)87.41418.6236
logical (not emotional)87.12521.2292
armoured (not vulnerable)86.53818.7200
suspicious (not trusting)86.48121.7269
specialist (not generalist)86.4719.1111
dominant (not submissive)86.414219.1272
atheist (not theist)86.31820.6112
go-getter (not slugabed)86.110918.929
serious (not playful)85.89519.0275
introspective (not not introspective)85.81418.957
extreme (not moderate)85.710320.6234
stoic (not expressive)85.62319.8248
extraordinary (not mundane)85.58520.0190
interesting (not tiresome)85.35119.3229
high-tech (not low-tech)85.26318.1207
independent (not codependent)85.28225.8233
weird (not normal)85.16218.0249
reclusive (not social)84.73818.948
tactful (not indiscreet)84.52625.747
alert (not oblivious)84.59922.937
legit (not scrub)84.19318.658
strict (not lenient)83.79118.8254
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.74822.7218
🦇 (not 🐿)83.63920.529
rational (not whimsical)83.47622.3238
decisive (not hesitant)83.213220.2255
nerd (not jock)83.115117.2257
scientific (not artistic)82.910219.9281
🌟 (not 💩)82.914618.840
treasure (not trash)82.719812.733
mathematical (not literary)82.63421.7249
fresh (not stinky)82.511023.455
masculine (not feminine)82.320416.0261
outsider (not insider)82.32828.0169
arcane (not mainstream)82.05720.6227
manicured (not scruffy)81.823621.6230
utilitarian (not decorative)81.65820.491
modest (not flamboyant)81.38022.1260
bookish (not sporty)81.320420.2202
🧠 (not 💪)81.018624.133
ferocious (not pacifist)80.915224.2238
mighty (not puny)80.618118.7239
cold (not warm)80.510220.4188
alpha (not beta)80.521723.5194
deep (not shallow)80.410625.527
repetitive (not varied)80.03322.191
street-smart (not sheltered)79.920325.8209
hard (not soft)79.214419.9227
cautious (not impulsive)79.08223.1261
🧗 (not 🛌)79.014726.256
unorthodox (not traditional)78.914028.5107
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.512121.7145
eloquent (not unpolished)78.121323.8218
hoarder (not unprepared)78.15118.2182
works hard (not plays hard)77.525626.0273
rigid (not flexible)77.012926.7224
confident (not insecure)76.927326.6251
backdoor (not official)76.714328.2209
miserable (not joyful)76.715318.935
tense (not relaxed)76.630926.4271
technophile (not luddite)76.69223.5193
worldly (not innocent)76.327324.3252
charming (not trusting)76.213024.8255
loyal (not traitorous)76.145824.5251
zany (not regular)76.116324.927
straight (not queer)76.041325.993
careful (not brave)75.74927.7271
📈 (not 📉)75.58931.035
👽 (not 🤡)75.47123.337
wise (not foolish)75.317722.7272
patient (not impatient)75.39124.097
captain (not first-mate)75.121030.3209
intellectual (not physical)75.028422.5276
🤖 (not 👻)75.07027.628
🤐 (not 😜)74.912934.039
sorrowful (not cheery)74.616822.1251
thick-skinned (not sensitive)74.512129.4230
frugal (not lavish)74.314620.7254
🧢 (not 🎩)74.215325.937
minimalist (not pack rat)74.17932.922
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)73.834422.733
nonpolitical (not political)73.76829.1243
no-nonsense (not dramatic)73.614528.884
respectful (not rude)73.325323.1272
mature (not juvenile)73.224724.4105
attractive (not repulsive)73.239021.7279
hard (not soft)73.023824.4102
animalistic (not human)72.95022.9199
gendered (not androgynous)72.855728.287
salacious (not wholesome)72.717226.032
creative (not conventional)72.619530.7262
refined (not rugged)72.526525.3262
cunning (not honorable)72.417827.1253
beautiful (not ugly)72.246722.3108
formal (not intimate)71.916627.866
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.814220.336
😈 (not 😇)71.819621.029
cryptic (not straightforward)71.75530.6223
demonic (not angelic)71.616422.3235
fast (not slow)71.532827.7240
practical (not imaginative)71.430432.0183
🤫 (not 🤔)71.41932.337
crazy (not sane)70.920928.433
tasteful (not lewd)70.528824.5254
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.518634.331
libertarian (not socialist)70.410629.0197
judgemental (not accepting)70.325729.8161
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.323225.832
🤺 (not 🏌)70.336633.524
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.042630.1188
literal (not metaphorical)69.920731.9217
resolute (not wavering)69.735531.226
outlaw (not sheriff)69.026929.1234
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)69.013333.550
mischievous (not well behaved)68.737532.8263
sad (not happy)68.628319.4227
fortunate (not unlucky)68.514230.0242
arrogant (not humble)68.435126.8267
calm (not anxious)68.415729.7259
assertive (not passive)68.349327.8193
🐮 (not 🐷)68.19927.137
shy (not playful)67.77024.9218
debased (not pure)67.524530.0234
mad (not glad)67.330825.537
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.129522.498
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.144531.3173
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)67.116131.524
authoritarian (not democratic)66.524230.6209
objective (not subjective)66.59832.7100
competitive (not cooperative)66.142829.6247
pretentious (not unassuming)66.032334.040
🐐 (not 🦒)65.826830.348
soulless (not soulful)65.712826.5106
🤠 (not 🤑)65.732732.630
🥾 (not 👟)65.723331.030
prestigious (not disreputable)65.539528.0174
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.434727.1198
healthy (not sickly)65.452331.0229
rich (not poor)65.440017.6217
bitter (not sweet)65.430322.7225
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.147031.931
realist (not idealist)65.126432.9107
urban (not rural)65.145529.138
sensible (not ludicrous)65.037530.6229
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.027129.4221
curious (not apathetic)64.444933.8269
empirical (not theoretical)64.321033.8228
serious (not bold)64.321932.1256
autistic (not neurotypical)63.95333.0235
basic (not hipster)63.739429.9223
orange (not purple)63.619631.1192
quarrelsome (not warm)63.639725.2233
🧐 (not 😎)63.625234.930
remote (not involved)63.57634.0215
tall (not short)63.437220.6247
rebellious (not obedient)63.343231.7181
direct (not roundabout)63.151433.8232
spicy (not mild)63.045131.7218
hedonist (not monastic)63.030731.624
permanent (not transient)62.831029.187
work-first (not family-first)62.738730.7236
dorky (not cool)62.527933.344
kinky (not vanilla)62.431032.5220
nihilist (not existentialist)62.312834.787
😊 (not 🤣)62.340929.333
🧕 (not 💃)61.516830.355
compersive (not jealous)61.427728.9195
complimentary (not insulting)61.335628.3108
modern (not historical)61.237428.8136
industrial (not domestic)61.131929.087
resistant (not resigned)60.860132.3192
poisonous (not nurturing)60.827026.792
smooth (not rough)60.732131.4210
down2earth (not head@clouds)60.541233.4227
humorless (not funny)60.424729.6264
western (not eastern)60.044631.253
feminist (not sexist)59.853725.956
edgy (not politically correct)59.744031.1235
🐘 (not 🐀)59.132035.444
reasoned (not instinctual)58.928535.1227
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.844132.9185
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.734331.0254
young (not old)58.749818.1256
stylish (not slovenly)58.751528.0238
biased (not impartial)58.761834.5228
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.29737.7148
🥴 (not 🥳)58.041030.830
open to new experinces (not uncreative)57.760632.0265
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.640628.3154
🙃 (not 🥰)57.536636.351
🐒 (not 🐩)57.433628.431
concrete (not abstract)57.148437.231
😏 (not 😬)56.843332.932
anarchist (not statist)56.733832.955
wild (not tame)56.649932.2184
🐴 (not 🦄)56.446536.133
feisty (not gracious)56.363928.5187
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.234630.1173
thick (not thin)56.128628.2125
bold (not shy)56.079431.0249
child free (not pronatalist)56.058430.4179
crafty (not scholarly)56.052131.9196
selfish (not altruistic)55.538730.9240
reasonable (not deranged)55.550532.430
hurried (not leisurely)55.048030.3223
cruel (not kind)54.824224.1242
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.845528.9228
moody (not stable)54.359532.1267
indulgent (not sober)54.145835.0238
awkward (not charming)53.930931.5268
sarcastic (not genuine)53.941933.0183
creepy (not disarming)53.924031.196
emancipated (not enslaved)53.764734.1219
monochrome (not multicolored)53.745036.9108
avant-garde (not classical)53.633234.476
heroic (not villainous)53.369024.3293
liberal (not conservative)53.357232.029
philosophical (not real)53.023535.2139
scandalous (not proper)52.646135.2192
angry (not good-humored)52.442928.0181
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.018231.426
heathen (not devout)51.840233.6235
open-minded (not close-minded)51.659130.9217
equitable (not hypocritical)51.652931.590
meek (not bossy)51.527527.1218
😭 (not 😀)51.449231.730
💝 (not 💔)51.448637.356
civilized (not barbaric)51.268429.2247
suspicious (not awkward)51.166032.9249
demure (not vain)51.143830.8198
bright (not depressed)50.950332.6182
builder (not explorer)50.848333.5199
chaste (not lustful)50.340731.0236

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Gus Fring (0.835)
  2. Walter White (0.805)
  3. Dr. Harry Wells (0.793)
  4. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (0.788)
  5. Michael Corleone (0.781)
  1. Bob Pinciotti (-0.591)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.567)
  3. Karen Smith (-0.555)
  4. Denny (-0.544)
  5. Ling (-0.535)

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: INTP (r = 0.23)
  2. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.16)
  3. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.15)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.15)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.13)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.05)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.04)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.01)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.01)
  11. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.01)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.05)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.1)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.11)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.12)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.14)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.15)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.17)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.19)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.23)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.24)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.28)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.29)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.34)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.44)


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