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Thomas Matthews 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. 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
masculine (not feminine)90.79611.1213
basic (not hipster)88.11514.0183
serious (not playful)87.98014.7207
privileged (not oppressed)87.514216.5121
🐴 (not 🦄)87.32211.920
political (not nonpolitical)86.67016.7174
concrete (not abstract)86.51611.521
bossy (not meek)86.218313.9195
corporate (not freelance)86.24120.9100
straight (not queer)86.115819.465
dominant (not submissive)85.523014.0183
old (not young)85.47511.9195
master (not apprentice)85.418211.972
factual (not poetic)85.43111.4105
work-first (not family-first)85.112113.9143
tight (not loose)85.09613.387
narcissistic (not low self esteem)85.014114.8110
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.911716.1176
workaholic (not slacker)84.830013.970
studious (not goof-off)84.520719.919
practical (not imaginative)84.47314.7152
strict (not lenient)84.410514.8199
monochrome (not multicolored)84.23816.689
conventional (not creative)83.94718.0214
armoured (not vulnerable)83.99015.4148
captain (not first-mate)83.917118.4169
hard (not soft)83.811714.5146
dry (not moist)83.82416.5116
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.729616.7175
gendered (not androgynous)83.630228.066
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.414620.4171
assertive (not passive)83.424020.1136
guarded (not open)83.320112.4188
humorless (not funny)83.34415.8173
coordinated (not clumsy)83.224716.7195
rich (not poor)83.124411.5135
miserable (not joyful)83.08912.425
bold (not shy)82.947113.0184
intense (not lighthearted)82.923314.9100
skeptical (not spiritual)82.813415.7171
rational (not whimsical)82.810218.0188
alpha (not beta)82.426317.3155
stoic (not expressive)82.34317.8195
scientific (not artistic)82.113915.9181
authoritarian (not democratic)82.012118.1176
cold (not warm)81.912116.1140
rigid (not flexible)81.89716.8155
manicured (not scruffy)81.832318.2158
chortling (not giggling)81.85314.9111
judgemental (not accepting)81.516720.1121
driven (not unambitious)81.453521.7152
tense (not relaxed)81.427314.9185
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.325318.227
serious (not bold)81.13018.1175
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.16218.4127
formal (not intimate)81.08420.850
methodical (not astonishing)80.78517.9168
tall (not short)80.613913.5168
hard (not soft)80.616813.688
logical (not emotional)80.57720.6212
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.519419.5137
persistent (not quitter)80.569920.225
reserved (not chatty)80.212217.2162
diligent (not lazy)80.263020.3200
orderly (not chaotic)80.016019.4182
neat (not messy)79.925319.2110
secretive (not open-book)79.922417.7113
gloomy (not sunny)79.714616.1114
confident (not insecure)79.629221.0182
sturdy (not flimsy)79.626017.098
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.47919.6162
decisive (not hesitant)79.131418.4159
independent (not codependent)79.025223.1151
mature (not juvenile)79.020022.274
preppy (not punk rock)79.021421.196
bitter (not sweet)78.916914.7151
🤐 (not 😜)78.99619.424
competitive (not cooperative)78.833321.9169
conservative (not liberal)78.78220.336
🎩 (not 🧢)78.723225.729
🙃 (not 🥰)78.611021.530
pretentious (not unassuming)78.518624.938
quarrelsome (not warm)78.423917.5172
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.28921.667
neurotypical (not autistic)77.820421.3152
dispassionate (not romantic)77.54620.897
sheriff (not outlaw)77.418225.3177
direct (not roundabout)77.330722.2189
🧐 (not 😎)77.310418.029
traditional (not unorthodox)77.210523.072
classical (not avant-garde)77.111122.278
realist (not idealist)76.711122.983
presidential (not folksy)76.618821.3105
literal (not metaphorical)76.510922.3153
historical (not modern)76.514020.394
utilitarian (not decorative)76.517619.270
uncreative (not open to new experinces)76.46223.1158
suspicious (not awkward)76.327918.8167
bookish (not sporty)76.337721.0140
valedictorian (not drop out)76.242527.723
angry (not good-humored)75.912216.9143
eloquent (not unpolished)75.834920.0183
worldly (not innocent)75.738816.1165
hunter (not gatherer)75.728223.999
punchable (not loveable)75.615722.3100
sorrowful (not cheery)75.520117.0164
vengeful (not forgiving)75.527619.0157
private (not gregarious)75.422722.8157
close-minded (not open-minded)75.413019.8150
linear (not circular)75.44922.9105
ferocious (not pacifist)75.336519.6199
arrogant (not humble)75.333422.0173
confidential (not gossiping)75.338823.2160
mad (not glad)75.124018.425
suspicious (not trusting)74.929122.8188
precise (not vague)74.930921.887
regular (not zany)74.95124.126
intellectual (not physical)74.937922.2159
high IQ (not low IQ)74.863420.4166
geriatric (not vibrant)74.64818.3100
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)74.418824.122
sexist (not feminist)74.316224.130
🥴 (not 🥳)74.213419.729
works hard (not plays hard)74.142424.8204
macho (not metrosexual)74.013223.0112
ugly (not beautiful)73.95419.876
🏌 (not 🤺)73.63327.519
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)73.211227.2112
🤖 (not 👻)73.112526.920
off-key (not musical)72.914820.383
offended (not chill)72.928423.3110
vain (not demure)72.828621.1125
patriotic (not unpatriotic)72.635220.925
insulting (not complimentary)72.623920.459
subdued (not exuberant)72.57421.888
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.421218.1122
mighty (not puny)72.348322.4172
cannibal (not vegan)72.225622.6114
resourceful (not helpless)71.971422.780
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.544726.519
permanent (not transient)71.418826.265
repetitive (not varied)71.317519.863
modest (not flamboyant)71.132228.7198
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.032225.1171
builder (not explorer)71.016923.0148
biased (not impartial)70.840325.6134
soulless (not soulful)70.814520.277
Roman (not Greek)70.69826.475
💔 (not 💝)70.221423.831
cautious (not impulsive)69.927325.2199
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)69.632925.217
industrial (not domestic)69.321828.169
salacious (not wholesome)69.327925.722
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)69.019726.118
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.933629.7175
🦇 (not 🐿)68.824930.521
libertarian (not socialist)68.715327.1155
hypocritical (not equitable)68.725825.8183
🤑 (not 🤠)68.627230.628
real (not philosophical)68.338725.696
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.233829.4180
mundane (not extraordinary)68.111023.7141
empirical (not theoretical)68.017327.1169
orange (not purple)68.018222.4131
sad (not happy)68.040117.7135
normal (not weird)67.919323.5165
selfish (not altruistic)67.633525.0161
😭 (not 😀)67.524024.927
🐀 (not 🐘)67.420730.336
poisonous (not nurturing)67.328024.859
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.260523.589
sane (not crazy)66.929224.524
🥾 (not 👟)66.730232.124
ranged (not melee)66.721027.576
feisty (not gracious)66.660521.9144
tactful (not indiscreet)66.644724.920
🧕 (not 💃)66.412526.926
mathematical (not literary)66.419926.2149
demonic (not angelic)66.329720.0163
💩 (not 🌟)66.316029.324
reclusive (not social)66.029223.737
Russian (not French)65.917126.699
sober (not indulgent)65.827027.2168
not introspective (not introspective)65.714731.139
😬 (not 😏)65.720930.119
consistent (not variable)65.642424.7104
🧠 (not 💪)65.663525.132
obedient (not rebellious)65.524828.0133
resolute (not wavering)65.458132.327
prestigious (not disreputable)65.252329.0137
trash (not treasure)65.213724.0132
debased (not pure)65.037524.2138
impatient (not patient)64.955827.667
competent (not incompetent)64.885326.0121
tame (not wild)64.827024.9143
hurried (not leisurely)64.636322.4140
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.429024.776
cruel (not kind)64.423322.4171
refined (not rugged)64.352227.9167
shallow (not deep)64.222725.2128
straightforward (not cryptic)64.160427.6187
tiresome (not interesting)64.112324.9134
perceptive (not unobservant)64.187327.7102
sensible (not ludicrous)64.149927.5162
resistant (not resigned)64.170029.5242
uninspiring (not charismatic)64.19224.9148
pro (not noob)64.175330.634
slow-talking (not fast-talking)63.919123.488
low-tech (not high-tech)63.841325.4130
hoarder (not unprepared)63.844920.0109
sage (not whippersnapper)63.728730.899
objective (not subjective)63.620728.068
atheist (not theist)63.647324.375
unfixable (not fixable)63.625526.294
triggered (not trolling)63.452028.795
repulsive (not attractive)63.319324.9189
🐩 (not 🐒)63.342231.223
careful (not brave)63.220825.3176
insider (not outsider)62.927131.1102
creepy (not disarming)62.920322.567
calm (not anxious)62.829627.5163
politically correct (not edgy)62.630725.0173
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.630926.334
rough (not smooth)62.538125.8140
morning lark (not night owl)62.126929.993
reliable (not experimental)61.950729.0107
civilized (not barbaric)61.871127.2178
scholarly (not crafty)61.830829.9167
believable (not poorly-written)61.7102122.5108
reasoned (not instinctual)61.530628.7185
luddite (not technophile)61.537323.8141
🐷 (not 🐮)61.523033.540
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)61.342631.5106
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')61.37633.0102
tailor (not blacksmith)61.362929.479
wise (not foolish)61.253424.3168
obsessed (not aloof)61.259625.1141
mild (not spicy)61.228630.2171
thin (not thick)61.254726.977
cunning (not honorable)61.138528.2259
vanilla (not kinky)61.142730.0146
active (not slothful)61.096725.7128
urban (not rural)60.971430.349
official (not backdoor)60.837132.5145
😈 (not 😇)60.645533.720
street-smart (not sheltered)60.566727.8127
specialist (not generalist)60.455927.065
statist (not anarchist)60.346135.431
minimalist (not pack rat)60.244926.634
healthy (not sickly)59.782524.8169
jock (not nerd)59.542227.9162
proper (not scandalous)59.250530.1114
stylish (not slovenly)59.167927.8171
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.070827.983
efficient (not overprepared)58.978828.595
go-getter (not slugabed)58.8101528.322
extreme (not moderate)58.572627.9122
legit (not scrub)58.489130.243
human (not animalistic)58.382526.1127
child free (not pronatalist)58.271830.2105
individualist (not communal)58.162531.867
🤡 (not 👽)58.136226.715
rude (not respectful)58.040025.9175
complicated (not simple)57.975329.9161
apathetic (not curious)57.718228.2159
🐐 (not 🦒)57.670332.436
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.655926.6112
English (not German)57.5103834.0107
knowledgeable (not ignorant)57.584529.9103
frenzied (not sleepy)57.4101323.799
charming (not awkward)57.371725.2161
fortunate (not unlucky)57.045626.3184
emancipated (not enslaved)57.082829.6101
charming (not trusting)56.959023.6145
🤣 (not 😊)56.938431.422
villainous (not heroic)56.429026.3169
average (not deviant)56.034729.093
tasteful (not lewd)55.976826.5151
📉 (not 📈)55.924530.930
nihilist (not existentialist)55.730727.876
🤔 (not 🤫)55.768631.818
genius (not dunce)55.583724.8286
racist (not egalitarian)55.519227.430
🧗 (not 🛌)55.476129.733
traitorous (not loyal)55.325426.5174
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.355228.698
western (not eastern)55.283336.828
remote (not involved)55.118129.1165
stinky (not fresh)55.132830.732
chaste (not lustful)55.045327.3151
devout (not heathen)54.964026.5140
fast (not slow)54.488724.2156
shy (not playful)53.928520.1140
alert (not oblivious)53.882326.422
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.735728.587
monastic (not hedonist)53.642828.016
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.454030.8132
dorky (not cool)53.453127.123
sarcastic (not genuine)53.357628.6163
jealous (not compersive)53.261027.5137
mainstream (not arcane)52.747832.2150
depressed (not bright)52.655425.1132
introvert (not extrovert)52.548427.5146
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.571427.728
Swedish (not Italian)52.355828.472
moody (not stable)52.087027.1160
irrelevant (not important)51.719133.247
flourishing (not traumatized)51.540725.587
lost (not enlightened)51.271726.291
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.070931.1150
reasonable (not deranged)51.076333.615
well behaved (not mischievous)50.852429.1151
loud (not quiet)50.772427.5188
lavish (not frugal)50.460028.7142
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.475430.0149

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 (0.902)
  2. Alexander Conklin (0.886)
  3. Walter Skinner (0.879)
  4. Jack Crawford (0.87)
  5. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.868)
  1. Dory (-0.737)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.723)
  3. Olaf (-0.706)
  4. Jason Mendoza (-0.697)
  5. Charlie Pace (-0.691)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.68)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.67)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.34)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.33)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.32)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.26)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.23)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.21)
  9. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.08)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.05)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.05)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.02)
  14. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.07)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.08)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.11)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.15)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.21)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.3)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.31)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.43)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.51)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.52)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.7)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.7)

Notes

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