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Dexter Morgan Descriptive 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. 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
diligent (not lazy)96.6136.5287
secretive (not open-book)96.639.0162
confidential (not gossiping)95.6310.9206
neat (not messy)95.51211.1190
pointed (not random)95.528.617
guarded (not open)95.3310.9226
private (not gregarious)95.349.5251
high IQ (not low IQ)95.1557.8231
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.9349.6223
persistent (not quitter)94.96111.138
motivated (not unmotivated)94.3706.615
competent (not incompetent)94.24310.9181
pro (not noob)94.04710.236
coordinated (not clumsy)93.93012.0219
cynical (not gullible)93.899.36
perceptive (not unobservant)93.54112.6164
queen (not princess)93.2378.59
precise (not vague)93.1818.0167
workaholic (not slacker)92.28810.5114
deliberate (not spontaneous)92.02115.7273
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.93214.6230
methodical (not astonishing)91.8513.9240
resourceful (not helpless)91.69513.7111
master (not apprentice)91.47714.0105
important (not irrelevant)91.49714.760
complicated (not simple)91.32617.5237
individualist (not communal)91.01716.6129
active (not slothful)90.99412.5186
psychopath (not empath)90.75411.713
genius (not dunce)90.67011.3397
hunter (not gatherer)90.44717.8146
analysis (not common sense)90.01614.85
quiet (not loud)89.32314.1264
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.314814.6146
overachiever (not underachiever)89.112610.818
reserved (not chatty)89.15215.3252
freak (not normie)89.03416.117
driven (not unambitious)88.825418.2216
studious (not goof-off)88.812518.153
deviant (not average)88.73314.7144
orderly (not chaotic)88.64719.6274
valedictorian (not drop out)88.615917.245
obsessed (not aloof)88.53318.7236
machiavellian (not transparent)88.43021.717
factual (not exaggerating)88.12617.815
logical (not emotional)88.03120.1285
tight (not loose)87.85418.6139
night owl (not morning lark)87.77418.6147
introvert (not extrovert)87.62918.5244
egalitarian (not racist)87.525812.425
on-time (not tardy)87.517527.222
never cries (not often crying)87.48210.79
vengeful (not forgiving)87.214816.2224
skeptical (not spiritual)87.16918.6238
tactful (not indiscreet)87.02023.957
go-getter (not slugabed)86.616620.735
armoured (not vulnerable)86.57118.6203
atheist (not theist)86.53520.0111
two-faced (not one-faced)86.57814.013
specialist (not generalist)86.41119.5106
dominant (not submissive)86.228319.1267
suspicious (not trusting)85.913822.5270
introspective (not not introspective)85.92919.666
serious (not playful)85.815319.1270
stoic (not expressive)85.73420.0244
extraordinary (not mundane)85.715919.8192
intense (not lighthearted)85.722120.5140
chosen one (not everyman)85.72917.725
independent (not codependent)85.615025.5225
high-tech (not low-tech)85.312318.0198
interesting (not tiresome)85.212419.4221
extreme (not moderate)85.222622.0228
reclusive (not social)85.07818.552
attentive (not interrupting)84.83118.716
distant (not touchy-feely)84.810114.813
weird (not normal)84.514718.2247
alert (not oblivious)84.219822.239
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.212721.5132
mysterious (not unambiguous)84.18322.1226
strict (not lenient)84.015219.0253
haunted (not blissful)83.917318.230
OCD (not ADHD)83.88225.715
fresh (not stinky)83.623522.453
decisive (not hesitant)83.524120.1252
nerd (not jock)83.328017.8258
mathematical (not literary)83.15721.5242
scientific (not artistic)83.116719.6268
rock (not rap)83.016915.013
jaded (not innocent)82.925017.217
rational (not whimsical)82.714022.6236
🧠 (not 💪)82.732620.562
masculine (not feminine)82.640516.0259
legit (not scrub)82.622420.258
badass (not weakass)82.551320.417
outsider (not insider)82.44427.6169
utilitarian (not decorative)82.47019.798
genocidal (not not genocidal)82.47319.310
🦇 (not 🐿)82.29221.159
arcane (not mainstream)82.18220.8219
manicured (not scruffy)82.141121.7218
still (not twitchy)82.14625.319
modest (not flamboyant)81.811521.9263
bookish (not sporty)81.839320.4198
🧗 (not 🛌)81.727623.387
non-gamer (not gamer)81.517130.413
alpha (not beta)81.141423.3188
cold (not warm)80.818220.7183
🌟 (not 💩)80.548524.160
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)80.515528.163
ferocious (not pacifist)80.431524.2236
street-smart (not sheltered)80.035325.7197
sturdy (not flimsy)80.032821.4139
goth (not flower child)80.011118.613
mighty (not puny)79.936819.8251
consistent (not variable)79.911925.6161
unemotional (not emotional)79.65932.77
cautious (not impulsive)79.615122.8258
traumatized (not flourishing)79.125526.6142
prudish (not flirtatious)79.18022.010
👽 (not 🤡)79.09124.164
gloomy (not sunny)79.023421.9155
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)79.043224.2152
freelance (not corporate)78.434624.9142
hard (not soft)78.428820.8226
eloquent (not unpolished)78.436323.9212
repetitive (not varied)78.47223.699
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.324221.5149
unorthodox (not traditional)78.030729.4108
good-cook (not bad-cook)77.99026.823
hoarder (not unprepared)77.611218.3177
frenzied (not sleepy)77.637422.6138
clean (not perverted)77.447931.622
tense (not relaxed)77.158126.2261
confident (not insecure)77.050826.7246
worldly (not innocent)76.751624.0246
straight (not queer)76.757926.096
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.635826.2139
backdoor (not official)76.622328.4209
careful (not brave)76.58027.0273
earth (not air)76.519621.515
minimalist (not pack rat)76.410729.127
loyal (not traitorous)76.390124.7239
works hard (not plays hard)76.349327.3264
charming (not trusting)76.123124.7243
rigid (not flexible)76.124527.0217
opinionated (not jealous)76.143016.411
🤫 (not 🤔)75.92330.751
📈 (not 📉)75.816529.855
paranoid (not naive)75.821421.014
technophile (not luddite)75.717324.1188
wise (not foolish)75.732722.4272
cannibal (not vegan)75.426025.4135
oxymoron (not tautology)75.33925.812
captain (not first-mate)75.244230.4206
sorrowful (not cheery)75.132521.5250
intellectual (not physical)75.054022.7267
🤐 (not 😜)75.025834.852
miserable (not joyful)74.931819.341
frugal (not lavish)74.921020.6252
monotone (not expressive)74.910625.316
unfixable (not fixable)74.615428.8132
zany (not regular)74.435128.532
believable (not poorly-written)74.471922.3162
no-nonsense (not dramatic)74.322129.094
nonpolitical (not political)74.210429.1240
thick-skinned (not sensitive)74.224529.7226
hard (not soft)74.041323.5105
treasure (not trash)74.089523.6174
patient (not impatient)73.916225.696
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.850523.912
attractive (not repulsive)73.781721.1271
cultured (not rustic)73.635417.58
🎨 (not 🏀)73.561728.330
respectful (not rude)73.451123.6271
animalistic (not human)73.39122.0193
resolute (not wavering)73.147531.430
beautiful (not ugly)72.9100321.1113
picky (not always down)72.830623.212
gendered (not androgynous)72.8101427.995
creative (not conventional)72.739130.7254
deep (not shallow)72.646129.0165
melee (not ranged)72.57434.5131
asexual (not sexual)72.417126.431
cunning (not honorable)72.432028.0395
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.329633.310
refined (not rugged)72.245625.3261
cryptic (not straightforward)72.09230.6217
fast (not slow)71.967727.5234
protagonist (not antagonist)71.977026.89
🤖 (not 👻)71.819832.356
practical (not imaginative)71.752031.9187
demonic (not angelic)71.632222.7223
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.526221.938
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.538226.260
🤺 (not 🏌)71.470830.251
concise (not long-winded)71.420032.319
mature (not juvenile)71.252425.5111
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.274026.736
factual (not poetic)71.140732.0159
literal (not metaphorical)70.932931.0222
sage (not whippersnapper)70.918024.3141
interested (not bored)70.862530.718
pensive (not serene)70.751530.427
demanding (not unchallenging)70.695129.113
vintage (not trendy)70.570921.515
💀 (not 🎃)70.539834.736
libertarian (not socialist)70.314829.0196
formal (not intimate)70.037929.972
dispassionate (not romantic)70.016230.0164
judgemental (not accepting)69.947430.1160
tasteful (not lewd)69.857924.5252
privileged (not oppressed)69.873427.9142
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.692130.1187
indie (not pop)69.355429.915
crazy (not sane)69.145528.833
contrarian (not yes-man)69.150133.818
outlaw (not sheriff)69.055729.0226
🐐 (not 🦒)68.836431.273
assertive (not passive)68.688727.4184
sad (not happy)68.556619.5223
generous (not stingy)68.464225.019
arrogant (not humble)68.462527.0261
devoted (not unfaithful)68.4122928.79
fortunate (not unlucky)68.327230.1231
🧐 (not 😎)68.335134.061
calm (not anxious)68.128029.9250
😈 (not 😇)68.146527.052
shy (not playful)68.114224.9207
debased (not pure)68.044929.7232
salacious (not wholesome)68.040829.638
🧢 (not 🎩)67.848131.067
deep (not epic)67.719532.822
fire (not water)67.770028.015
chortling (not giggling)67.459328.6142
mischievous (not well behaved)67.374133.7254
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.376131.3173
mad (not glad)67.357725.537
🧕 (not 💃)67.117428.479
objective (not subjective)66.919532.5104
soulless (not soulful)66.624826.6112
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.533735.376
love-focused (not money-focused)66.393328.612
opinionated (not neutral)66.2129436.125
competitive (not cooperative)66.181029.9233
realist (not idealist)66.147632.4111
authoritarian (not democratic)66.044531.0205
prestigious (not disreputable)66.073927.9170
Swedish (not Italian)66.036029.1119
radical (not centrist)66.043429.145
hedonist (not monastic)65.940429.627
🐮 (not 🐷)65.835627.852
subdued (not exuberant)65.826033.6158
healthy (not sickly)65.797531.3225
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.665722.799
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.367327.9194
serious (not bold)65.340331.7259
bitter (not sweet)65.355123.3218
🤠 (not 🤑)65.372433.353
rich (not poor)65.076018.0211
exhibitionist (not bashful)64.870438.911
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.650529.5223
curious (not apathetic)64.591333.9259
high standards (not desperate)64.474332.417
sensible (not ludicrous)64.374330.8221
empirical (not theoretical)64.037734.6228
tall (not short)64.074621.1251
frank (not sugarcoated)64.0107728.621
realistic (not fantastical)63.971236.620
washed (not muddy)63.982135.311
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)63.799832.451
rebellious (not obedient)63.688032.2179
🥴 (not 🥳)63.656529.352
spicy (not mild)63.584931.3219
presidential (not folksy)63.567126.6123
orange (not purple)63.440631.0190
dry (not moist)63.445631.9143
quarrelsome (not warm)63.370525.0227
autistic (not neurotypical)63.112133.1231
work-first (not family-first)63.165330.4232
direct (not roundabout)63.099134.0226
linear (not circular)62.838833.3121
stubborn (not accommodating)62.8113333.025
basic (not hipster)62.769830.3222
dorky (not cool)62.752333.344
western (not eastern)62.775931.356
remote (not involved)62.513434.8209
compersive (not jealous)62.553728.5188
permanent (not transient)62.560229.781
resistant (not resigned)62.4112031.6340
thinker (not doer)62.328736.116
urban (not rural)62.1102931.242
pretentious (not unassuming)62.073535.051
cocky (not timid)62.0110831.39
efficient (not overprepared)61.895038.1153
kinky (not vanilla)61.763532.7212
smooth (not rough)61.360831.2206
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.267833.0126
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.074932.8237
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)61.044433.945
reliable (not experimental)60.974533.5166
plastic (not wooden)60.923131.810
industrial (not domestic)60.858329.496
nihilist (not existentialist)60.823735.293
modern (not historical)60.777629.3136
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.734130.9158
realistic (not ambitious)60.739337.018
complimentary (not insulting)60.676928.4107
feminist (not sexist)60.5110325.759
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.454332.7158
edgy (not politically correct)60.180831.2237
poisonous (not nurturing)59.754426.892
Russian (not French)59.739127.9134
dramatic (not comedic)59.6111131.014
prideful (not envious)59.6129429.126
cheesy (not chic)59.673527.534
quirky (not predictable)59.566131.714
😊 (not 🤣)59.495630.761
🥾 (not 👟)59.265033.750
loveable (not punchable)59.299228.2129
humorless (not funny)59.151830.1256
chill (not offended)59.149330.6151
tailor (not blacksmith)59.195833.2151
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')59.022137.7140
🙃 (not 🥰)58.961635.167
reasoned (not instinctual)58.853035.2221
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.874127.8149
🐒 (not 🐩)58.860731.252
🐘 (not 🐀)58.764334.271
triggered (not trolling)58.7105231.5144
ironic (not profound)58.762934.713
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)58.578535.616
young (not old)58.4105618.2250
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.494132.8185
Roman (not Greek)58.452932.0122
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.491531.411
chivalrous (not businesslike)58.369532.315
metrosexual (not macho)58.295725.9144
stylish (not slovenly)58.1102828.1238
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.0125432.1258
🐴 (not 🦄)58.086935.951
biased (not impartial)57.8121134.6223
off-key (not musical)57.876832.9129
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.766631.5255
natural-talent (not hard-work)57.640838.517
English (not German)57.1155935.4110
wild (not tame)57.0101032.6194
cat person (not dog person)57.074235.616
concrete (not abstract)56.995337.631
liberal (not conservative)56.8104831.636
anarchist (not statist)56.770633.358
😏 (not 😬)56.790133.859
crafty (not scholarly)56.698831.7191
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.630631.126
preppy (not punk rock)56.4100431.1144
feisty (not gracious)56.3119728.8193
proactive (not reactive)56.352339.018
giving (not receiving)56.2106831.528
monochrome (not multicolored)56.178436.3105
entitled (not grateful)56.181230.019
fighter (not lover)56.181933.222
bold (not shy)56.0154731.0246
selfish (not altruistic)56.069931.2239
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.568730.2171
moody (not stable)55.4116531.9263
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.487828.8220
😀 (not 😭)55.377530.456
reasonable (not deranged)55.2101833.537
hurried (not leisurely)55.199230.6221
thick (not thin)54.960528.0124
avant-garde (not classical)54.764633.973
hypocritical (not equitable)54.772033.0238
indulgent (not sober)54.491235.1228
child free (not pronatalist)54.3120330.1179
cruel (not kind)54.046524.5243
lost (not enlightened)53.791531.7133
sarcastic (not genuine)53.682932.9181
creepy (not disarming)53.544031.098
awkward (not charming)53.461431.6263
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.4115532.2145
emancipated (not enslaved)53.1136433.9211
heroic (not villainous)52.8140124.8283
scandalous (not proper)52.793035.7190
Coke (not Pepsi)52.493635.121
vibrant (not geriatric)52.3135229.0138
white knight (not bad boy)52.1111627.020
heathen (not devout)51.881533.8232
open-minded (not close-minded)51.8118530.8216
philosophical (not real)51.753835.2143
builder (not explorer)51.788133.5190
civilized (not barbaric)51.5132529.4244
💝 (not 💔)51.5101136.088
summer (not winter)51.496739.813
chaste (not lustful)51.279431.0238
angry (not good-humored)51.182728.2179
meek (not bossy)51.055527.1215
demure (not vain)50.893030.8190
🥶 (not 🥵)50.877937.154
suspicious (not awkward)50.3127332.9245
bright (not depressed)50.6101132.8176
thrifty (not extravagant)50.6101030.511

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Gus Fring (0.818)
  2. Kaz Brekker (0.788)
  3. Dr. Harry Wells (0.787)
  4. Walter White (0.784)
  5. Michael Corleone (0.779)
  6. Jason Bourne (0.776)
  7. El Profesor (0.768)
  8. Ava (0.764)
  9. Marty Byrde (0.763)
  10. Nick Fury (0.76)
  1. Bob Pinciotti (-0.563)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.559)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.555)
  4. Josh Chan (-0.552)
  5. Ling (-0.541)
  6. Denny (-0.512)
  7. Nelson Bighetti (-0.497)
  8. Philip J. Fry (-0.497)
  9. Patrick Star (-0.495)
  10. Homer Simpson (-0.493)

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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