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Thomas Matthews Descriptive Personality Statistics

Thomas Matthews 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
earth (not air)91.297.14
masculine (not feminine)90.514011.1205
never cries (not often crying)89.75316.37
businesslike (not chivalrous)89.61811.112
predictable (not quirky)89.3117.47
🐴 (not 🦄)88.91911.534
money-focused (not love-focused)88.7679.66
realistic (not fantastical)88.62511.914
basic (not hipster)87.92114.1179
non-gamer (not gamer)87.75325.411
serious (not playful)87.611714.9208
privileged (not oppressed)87.217416.5124
demanding (not unchallenging)87.02199.411
concrete (not abstract)86.62312.625
straight (not queer)86.416818.969
political (not nonpolitical)86.29317.0173
bossy (not meek)86.026514.1197
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.712515.0175
corporate (not freelance)85.64921.0104
dominant (not submissive)85.532214.5186
old (not young)85.49811.8199
factual (not poetic)85.34711.3105
unemotional (not emotional)85.2179.45
work-first (not family-first)85.115813.9144
vintage (not trendy)85.01149.210
master (not apprentice)84.827612.072
conventional (not creative)84.74716.8215
strict (not lenient)84.613715.0208
practical (not imaginative)84.410315.5147
workaholic (not slacker)84.443214.572
monochrome (not multicolored)84.34516.388
tight (not loose)84.312413.991
stubborn (not accommodating)84.331412.020
dry (not moist)84.22116.5117
studious (not goof-off)84.030417.926
armoured (not vulnerable)83.812916.2147
hard (not soft)83.715714.6149
assertive (not passive)83.729119.4131
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.719117.2115
captain (not first-mate)83.624819.0168
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.520920.0170
normie (not freak)83.51917.814
gendered (not androgynous)83.435828.173
stoic (not hypochondriac)83.44916.68
rich (not poor)83.432210.9138
guarded (not open)83.330513.0187
humorless (not funny)83.36115.8174
💀 (not 🎃)83.39116.630
coordinated (not clumsy)83.133816.7194
skeptical (not spiritual)83.119015.5175
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.944816.9179
bold (not shy)82.864912.9179
rational (not whimsical)82.714018.0187
motivated (not unmotivated)82.77519.57
stoic (not expressive)82.66118.0194
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.626815.128
intense (not lighthearted)82.632515.3104
formal (not intimate)82.29720.255
authoritarian (not democratic)82.114818.1177
chortling (not giggling)82.15914.9114
scientific (not artistic)82.019115.9178
alpha (not beta)82.037218.4162
cold (not warm)81.916116.0141
pointed (not random)81.932815.915
tense (not relaxed)81.836414.4183
distant (not touchy-feely)81.615715.58
methodical (not astonishing)81.59517.6172
driven (not unambitious)81.470121.5155
miserable (not joyful)81.415414.930
rigid (not flexible)81.314116.8151
manicured (not scruffy)81.344318.5159
opinionated (not neutral)81.256126.415
judgemental (not accepting)81.223220.2124
serious (not bold)81.14718.2174
hard-work (not natural-talent)81.19912.88
logical (not emotional)81.111119.5217
tall (not short)81.019413.2169
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.920119.2141
hard (not soft)80.821213.793
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)80.59318.5125
gloomy (not sunny)80.420215.8113
cocky (not timid)80.44748.710
diligent (not lazy)80.490420.5202
dramatic (not comedic)80.330321.111
orderly (not chaotic)80.222319.4183
neat (not messy)80.233319.0112
sturdy (not flimsy)80.232116.9101
secretive (not open-book)80.233217.7114
persistent (not quitter)80.0103720.026
overachiever (not underachiever)80.052314.811
reserved (not chatty)79.920317.1162
conservative (not liberal)79.99320.338
🤐 (not 😜)79.413719.540
🥶 (not 🥵)79.25423.922
bitter (not sweet)79.221914.5152
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.210719.7163
independent (not codependent)79.236122.9149
picky (not always down)78.91609.78
competitive (not cooperative)78.845521.9168
decisive (not hesitant)78.843118.7161
mature (not juvenile)78.830322.077
cynical (not gullible)78.734115.411
entitled (not grateful)78.728811.813
preppy (not punk rock)78.431422.794
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.418822.145
confident (not insecure)78.345921.9185
on-time (not tardy)78.351924.915
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.313021.468
🧐 (not 😎)78.311017.349
pretentious (not unassuming)78.126323.543
quarrelsome (not warm)78.032217.6173
prideful (not envious)78.024520.414
analysis (not common sense)77.918923.911
valedictorian (not drop out)77.953224.631
neurotypical (not autistic)77.825820.9151
traditional (not unorthodox)77.613924.176
classical (not avant-garde)77.513322.179
dispassionate (not romantic)77.57021.195
pensive (not serene)77.41757.310
direct (not roundabout)77.442322.3191
sheriff (not outlaw)77.226825.4175
presidential (not folksy)77.124521.0111
historical (not modern)77.018619.894
contrarian (not yes-man)76.822325.012
literal (not metaphorical)76.714022.4151
eloquent (not unpolished)76.543319.5176
bookish (not sporty)76.457321.0141
🎩 (not 🧢)76.438325.041
uncreative (not open to new experinces)76.28023.3154
mad (not glad)76.029717.429
arrogant (not humble)75.943021.7171
angry (not good-humored)75.918116.8145
private (not gregarious)75.835022.3158
punchable (not loveable)75.820322.1103
suspicious (not awkward)75.739619.4172
confidential (not gossiping)75.757623.0155
utilitarian (not decorative)75.624319.467
regular (not zany)75.66624.731
sorrowful (not cheery)75.530917.2161
ferocious (not pacifist)75.547019.3196
monotone (not expressive)75.510224.412
worldly (not innocent)75.456316.2165
🏀 (not 🎨)75.426924.422
😬 (not 😏)75.310224.240
interrupting (not attentive)75.324616.415
close-minded (not open-minded)75.317120.2151
suspicious (not trusting)75.238523.0187
realist (not idealist)75.219824.789
high IQ (not low IQ)75.291619.9167
linear (not circular)75.25923.4102
intellectual (not physical)75.153422.2164
sexist (not feminist)75.020124.131
vengeful (not forgiving)74.939920.1160
🙃 (not 🥰)74.922422.250
geriatric (not vibrant)74.94318.6102
🤖 (not 👻)74.912925.635
precise (not vague)74.841421.090
hunter (not gatherer)74.641024.497
opinionated (not jealous)74.652122.410
works hard (not plays hard)74.358124.2203
💩 (not 🌟)74.114622.641
haunted (not blissful)74.151817.29
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.041920.528
🥴 (not 🥳)74.018419.748
offended (not chill)74.034422.2112
vain (not demure)73.833620.3127
ugly (not beautiful)73.77020.075
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)73.615727.0104
frank (not sugarcoated)73.665720.512
psychopath (not empath)73.428419.313
cannibal (not vegan)73.330722.1119
OCD (not ADHD)73.244625.09
genocidal (not not genocidal)73.017516.410
receiving (not giving)72.927924.815
insulting (not complimentary)72.832020.957
repetitive (not varied)72.719719.062
resourceful (not helpless)72.599122.581
🥾 (not 👟)72.429928.045
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.235622.830
macho (not metrosexual)72.220924.2116
mighty (not puny)72.168322.5175
pessimistic (not optimistic)71.929618.1119
builder (not explorer)71.919622.7146
subdued (not exuberant)71.911621.590
modest (not flamboyant)71.642729.0195
everyman (not chosen one)71.616927.513
off-key (not musical)71.523721.485
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)71.519328.717
queen (not princess)71.259628.813
high standards (not desperate)71.251832.913
Coke (not Pepsi)71.17729.912
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)70.920825.232
💔 (not 💝)70.728322.344
rock (not rap)70.694628.714
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.543525.4170
factual (not exaggerating)70.538624.813
Roman (not Greek)70.112226.378
wooden (not plastic)70.157126.810
biased (not impartial)70.057126.5127
industrial (not domestic)70.025327.970
cautious (not impulsive)69.940225.0197
centrist (not radical)69.710528.227
soulless (not soulful)69.621420.874
🦇 (not 🐿)69.532629.039
permanent (not transient)68.933226.866
libertarian (not socialist)68.819327.1159
mundane (not extraordinary)68.812923.8142
salacious (not wholesome)68.838225.025
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.880126.938
🧠 (not 💪)68.786324.450
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.648730.0175
poisonous (not nurturing)68.637523.761
real (not philosophical)68.653125.499
🏌 (not 🤺)68.58929.341
hypocritical (not equitable)68.435525.9181
normal (not weird)68.324323.3164
sad (not happy)68.357717.7135
selfish (not altruistic)68.245724.6168
resolute (not wavering)68.270431.331
empirical (not theoretical)68.123127.2165
fire (not water)68.168427.615
reclusive (not social)67.741422.647
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)67.642529.7181
😭 (not 😀)67.232426.741
prudish (not flirtatious)67.233020.44
fearmongering (not reassuring)67.138523.614
demonic (not angelic)67.040919.3161
sane (not crazy)67.044623.626
orange (not purple)66.829423.6135
feisty (not gracious)66.784022.4148
impatient (not patient)66.773527.066
fighter (not lover)66.749830.89
not introspective (not introspective)66.616529.940
mathematical (not literary)66.427325.9146
devoted (not unfaithful)66.2129428.19
pro (not noob)66.1104630.237
ranged (not melee)65.928128.175
trash (not treasure)65.818423.4125
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.894025.493
tame (not wild)65.736925.0141
🐩 (not 🐒)65.755530.534
jaded (not innocent)65.685624.47
still (not twitchy)65.529629.813
paranoid (not naive)65.462726.27
🤔 (not 🤫)65.445132.031
debased (not pure)65.350924.3139
Russian (not French)65.324126.498
sober (not indulgent)65.240427.3168
refined (not rugged)65.169827.3165
sage (not whippersnapper)64.934930.895
obedient (not rebellious)64.839628.5136
competent (not incompetent)64.8124926.9127
prestigious (not disreputable)64.877729.0137
consistent (not variable)64.864425.4101
cruel (not kind)64.731422.0168
stingy (not generous)64.739733.512
perceptive (not unobservant)64.6128627.4102
tiresome (not interesting)64.515325.0136
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.540224.776
atheist (not theist)64.569924.475
hurried (not leisurely)64.455422.5138
hoarder (not unprepared)64.464619.6107
bashful (not exhibitionist)64.420920.410
uninspiring (not charismatic)64.311525.3151
😈 (not 😇)64.355931.139
tactful (not indiscreet)64.273629.021
resistant (not resigned)64.1101229.3235
objective (not subjective)63.929228.069
shallow (not deep)63.930525.6127
🐷 (not 🐮)63.924531.857
unfixable (not fixable)63.933826.391
antagonist (not protagonist)63.827419.28
sensible (not ludicrous)63.776328.4162
low-tech (not high-tech)63.557125.5126
insider (not outsider)63.533030.9105
repulsive (not attractive)63.424925.1183
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.443828.844
oxymoron (not tautology)63.436628.65
bad boy (not white knight)63.450422.29
rough (not smooth)63.354525.6142
reliable (not experimental)63.367528.5107
slow-talking (not fast-talking)63.128024.288
🧕 (not 💃)63.025128.139
creepy (not disarming)62.828322.563
straightforward (not cryptic)62.793127.6188
luddite (not technophile)62.745122.9141
winter (not summer)62.758025.07
politically correct (not edgy)62.647825.2172
calm (not anxious)62.541327.8163
morning lark (not night owl)62.538530.095
scholarly (not crafty)62.545229.7165
urban (not rural)62.5101430.153
triggered (not trolling)62.584728.899
careful (not brave)62.430925.6179
vanilla (not kinky)62.458329.5151
🐀 (not 🐘)62.446832.653
civilized (not barbaric)62.2102427.0177
reasoned (not instinctual)61.544828.7184
mild (not spicy)61.541029.9169
reactive (not proactive)61.453030.19
dog person (not cat person)61.261735.213
wise (not foolish)61.180224.7166
active (not slothful)61.1142725.6124
official (not backdoor)61.151932.5142
cunning (not honorable)61.053128.4254
specialist (not generalist)60.879627.673
tailor (not blacksmith)60.889629.780
statist (not anarchist)60.766134.536
believable (not poorly-written)60.7154623.1111
realistic (not ambitious)60.539727.211
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)60.461832.2102
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.213133.298
thin (not thick)60.186327.382
sexual (not asexual)60.1105934.38
obsessed (not aloof)60.095725.7138
healthy (not sickly)60.0118024.9168
street-smart (not sheltered)60.097328.1127
machiavellian (not transparent)60.064521.36
minimalist (not pack rat)59.967026.636
🤑 (not 🤠)59.653232.853
🤡 (not 👽)59.546030.925
jock (not nerd)59.262027.6162
doer (not thinker)59.298326.113
🐐 (not 🦒)59.191031.051
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.155926.49
individualist (not communal)58.990331.068
proper (not scandalous)58.874329.5117
go-getter (not slugabed)58.8152427.525
clean (not perverted)58.8109727.113
stylish (not slovenly)58.7101228.3170
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.7102328.189
deep (not epic)58.456020.77
human (not animalistic)58.2123626.4127
washed (not muddy)58.2100529.712
extreme (not moderate)58.1103827.8125
English (not German)58.0153333.8114
knowledgeable (not ignorant)58.0125530.1107
rude (not respectful)57.956925.9178
efficient (not overprepared)57.9119128.197
child free (not pronatalist)57.8105730.1100
complicated (not simple)57.8115430.0159
legit (not scrub)57.5134229.742
two-faced (not one-faced)57.552130.313
charming (not awkward)57.4105225.3164
apathetic (not curious)57.226528.3157
🤣 (not 😊)57.253928.938
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.280627.1112
frenzied (not sleepy)57.2150823.798
fortunate (not unlucky)57.164126.4187
extravagant (not thrifty)57.172921.87
charming (not trusting)56.981523.6147
villainous (not heroic)56.840126.5167
average (not deviant)56.849229.293
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.770028.597
tasteful (not lewd)56.3114927.0152
emancipated (not enslaved)55.9126029.097
bored (not interested)55.926333.110
racist (not egalitarian)55.824828.033
traitorous (not loyal)55.635227.1173
genius (not dunce)55.5126024.8282
alert (not oblivious)55.5116728.122
concise (not long-winded)55.578631.613
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.294227.232
chaste (not lustful)55.165927.6153
devout (not heathen)54.990627.2136
remote (not involved)54.827728.9165
📉 (not 📈)54.836828.943
nihilist (not existentialist)54.643127.075
fast (not slow)54.5131924.4155
stinky (not fresh)54.449031.539
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.448129.192
sarcastic (not genuine)54.181228.7169
western (not eastern)54.0134737.030
shy (not playful)53.844320.3140
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.776630.0129
🛌 (not 🧗)53.756531.147
important (not irrelevant)53.6159131.149
depressed (not bright)53.183224.9135
ironic (not profound)53.188429.411
chic (not cheesy)53.181427.319
introvert (not extrovert)52.976227.4143
jealous (not compersive)52.789927.3137
dorky (not cool)52.778627.727
pop (not indie)52.755727.69
deranged (not reasonable)52.076333.516
Swedish (not Italian)52.086728.670
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.992729.114
mainstream (not arcane)51.773832.2151
rustic (not cultured)51.767830.99
goth (not flower child)51.767814.46
moody (not stable)51.2130227.3164
well behaved (not mischievous)51.279229.0148
flourishing (not traumatized)51.258325.689
monastic (not hedonist)50.979330.518
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.289831.0151
lavish (not frugal)50.287528.8142
enlightened (not lost)50.888226.397
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.7105830.0146
loud (not quiet)50.6103227.4188
weakass (not badass)50.448829.314

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tywin Lannister (0.881)
  2. Alexander Conklin (0.877)
  3. Walter Skinner (0.871)
  4. Jack Crawford (0.864)
  5. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.863)
  6. Preston Burke (0.855)
  7. Carlton Lassiter (0.854)
  8. Dr. Marcus Andrews (0.844)
  9. Bob Kelso (0.842)
  10. Doc (0.84)
  1. Dory (-0.733)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.692)
  3. Brittany Pierce (-0.681)
  4. Olaf (-0.671)
  5. Jason Mendoza (-0.67)
  6. Fez (-0.661)
  7. Patrick Star (-0.659)
  8. Donkey (-0.655)
  9. Troy Barnes (-0.649)
  10. Rex (-0.645)

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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