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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
earth (not air)91.267.14
masculine (not feminine)90.512011.1205
predictable (not quirky)89.0219.65
never cries (not often crying)88.75816.03
businesslike (not chivalrous)88.62911.111
🐴 (not 🦄)88.22411.532
money-focused (not love-focused)88.06411.14
basic (not hipster)87.92014.1178
realistic (not fantastical)87.83011.913
serious (not playful)87.68914.9207
privileged (not oppressed)87.515116.6120
normie (not freak)87.178.612
non-gamer (not gamer)86.86027.79
political (not nonpolitical)86.68016.5169
corporate (not freelance)86.53719.4103
straight (not queer)86.118519.465
dominant (not submissive)86.025213.3178
bossy (not meek)86.023514.1196
concrete (not abstract)86.01912.524
demanding (not unchallenging)85.72449.39
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.610915.0174
old (not young)85.48711.8198
factual (not poetic)85.34211.3105
work-first (not family-first)85.213213.9143
gendered (not androgynous)85.222726.367
unemotional (not emotional)85.2229.45
stubborn (not accommodating)85.124911.719
master (not apprentice)85.122511.971
workaholic (not slacker)84.934414.071
stoic (not hypochondriac)84.73317.47
conventional (not creative)84.64516.8213
prideful (not envious)84.64613.412
monochrome (not multicolored)84.53816.387
practical (not imaginative)84.49315.5146
strict (not lenient)84.312715.1203
assertive (not passive)84.324218.4129
dry (not moist)84.22016.5117
studious (not goof-off)84.125118.623
tight (not loose)84.111913.990
scheduled (not spontaneous)84.016619.7167
analysis (not common sense)83.95213.78
captain (not first-mate)83.919518.5166
armoured (not vulnerable)83.810916.2147
hard (not soft)83.713414.6149
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.717817.2115
motivated (not unmotivated)83.756710.06
guarded (not open)83.524112.5185
rich (not poor)83.527611.0135
💀 (not 🎃)83.48117.228
humorless (not funny)83.34615.9172
coordinated (not clumsy)83.127816.7193
skeptical (not spiritual)83.115515.5174
miserable (not joyful)83.110512.129
bold (not shy)82.955212.9178
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.937116.9178
rational (not whimsical)82.712018.0187
intense (not lighthearted)82.726615.4102
vintage (not trendy)82.71738.47
stoic (not expressive)82.64518.0194
formal (not intimate)82.27720.453
authoritarian (not democratic)82.114018.1177
cold (not warm)82.113816.0139
scientific (not artistic)82.016515.9177
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.025515.027
pointed (not random)81.929115.915
opinionated (not neutral)81.945826.813
alpha (not beta)81.932418.4161
tense (not relaxed)81.831114.4182
chortling (not giggling)81.86114.8112
judgemental (not accepting)81.619520.1121
manicured (not scruffy)81.637718.1156
distant (not touchy-feely)81.513816.06
rigid (not flexible)81.412616.9149
driven (not unambitious)81.457621.5155
methodical (not astonishing)81.39517.6169
overachiever (not underachiever)81.339016.09
hard-work (not natural-talent)81.18412.88
logical (not emotional)81.18519.6215
serious (not bold)81.04118.2173
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)80.97617.9124
cocky (not timid)80.93868.58
tall (not short)80.616113.2162
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.620319.3137
hard (not soft)80.520213.689
diligent (not lazy)80.375120.5201
dramatic (not comedic)80.326521.111
neat (not messy)80.228119.0112
sturdy (not flimsy)80.228216.9101
secretive (not open-book)80.127217.8113
gloomy (not sunny)80.116815.9110
orderly (not chaotic)80.019619.5179
persistent (not quitter)80.085720.026
reserved (not chatty)79.914817.1162
conservative (not liberal)79.98920.338
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.812620.043
bitter (not sweet)79.418114.5150
🤐 (not 😜)79.49619.540
🥶 (not 🥵)79.34524.720
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.19119.8161
confident (not insecure)79.037521.1182
independent (not codependent)79.030222.9148
competitive (not cooperative)78.839521.9168
entitled (not grateful)78.726311.813
picky (not always down)78.71468.56
decisive (not hesitant)78.636918.7160
🧐 (not 😎)78.58717.548
mature (not juvenile)78.425822.374
preppy (not punk rock)78.425522.794
pretentious (not unassuming)78.122424.340
quarrelsome (not warm)78.029317.6172
no-nonsense (not dramatic)77.911921.865
neurotypical (not autistic)77.824520.9151
classical (not avant-garde)77.512222.179
pensive (not serene)77.41537.310
valedictorian (not drop out)77.446125.129
direct (not roundabout)77.336422.4189
traditional (not unorthodox)77.312224.175
dispassionate (not romantic)77.15821.293
sheriff (not outlaw)77.123225.4174
presidential (not folksy)77.121121.0111
high standards (not desperate)77.027627.012
historical (not modern)76.915019.893
cynical (not gullible)76.934815.39
literal (not metaphorical)76.711722.4151
uncreative (not open to new experinces)76.66923.0153
eloquent (not unpolished)76.537619.5176
bookish (not sporty)76.246921.0139
mad (not glad)76.026418.027
arrogant (not humble)75.838021.7170
angry (not good-humored)75.815016.9141
utilitarian (not decorative)75.821119.566
🎩 (not 🧢)75.832925.040
private (not gregarious)75.828022.3158
suspicious (not awkward)75.834419.4168
realist (not idealist)75.716723.986
punchable (not loveable)75.718622.2102
confidential (not gossiping)75.646823.1154
sorrowful (not cheery)75.525517.2161
ferocious (not pacifist)75.541319.4194
suspicious (not trusting)75.432922.8185
worldly (not innocent)75.448816.2165
precise (not vague)75.434220.389
intellectual (not physical)75.346021.9161
close-minded (not open-minded)75.315220.2151
paranoid (not naive)75.221324.45
high IQ (not low IQ)75.275420.0165
linear (not circular)75.25023.4102
hunter (not gatherer)75.133524.196
🙃 (not 🥰)75.119122.648
contrarian (not yes-man)75.122927.010
vengeful (not forgiving)74.933520.1160
on-time (not tardy)74.854026.512
geriatric (not vibrant)74.63818.5101
🤖 (not 👻)74.411326.133
🥴 (not 🥳)74.315319.444
😬 (not 😏)74.210624.737
🏀 (not 🎨)74.224625.020
works hard (not plays hard)74.150924.3200
💩 (not 🌟)74.112322.641
sexist (not feminist)74.119124.429
offended (not chill)74.030422.3111
jaded (not innocent)74.046613.54
vain (not demure)73.830920.5125
regular (not zany)73.78425.128
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)73.614427.0104
ugly (not beautiful)73.66720.273
psychopath (not empath)73.425719.313
interrupting (not attentive)73.327316.613
macho (not metrosexual)73.216523.3113
monotone (not expressive)73.210526.110
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.040720.626
cannibal (not vegan)73.028622.1117
receiving (not giving)72.924224.815
haunted (not blissful)72.948517.98
repetitive (not varied)72.717319.062
resourceful (not helpless)72.582622.581
🥾 (not 👟)72.424328.045
insulting (not complimentary)72.328620.756
builder (not explorer)72.218022.2143
mighty (not puny)72.057522.6173
pessimistic (not optimistic)71.924818.1119
subdued (not exuberant)71.99221.689
modest (not flamboyant)71.835028.7193
opinionated (not jealous)71.855021.99
everyman (not chosen one)71.615427.513
frank (not sugarcoated)71.661622.68
off-key (not musical)71.520421.485
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.133423.228
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.136325.0167
rock (not rap)71.077029.713
💔 (not 💝)70.723322.344
OCD (not ADHD)70.650225.48
biased (not impartial)70.346626.2126
permanent (not transient)70.325425.764
soulless (not soulful)70.218020.572
Roman (not Greek)70.110426.378
wooden (not plastic)70.147126.810
industrial (not domestic)70.021528.169
genocidal (not not genocidal)70.018314.49
cautious (not impulsive)69.934225.0196
bashful (not exhibitionist)69.910118.18
🧠 (not 💪)69.767824.148
centrist (not radical)69.79228.227
fearmongering (not reassuring)69.629524.512
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)69.620625.929
🏌 (not 🤺)69.66428.739
🦇 (not 🐿)69.026829.238
libertarian (not socialist)68.918027.1157
machiavellian (not transparent)68.83449.15
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.640429.9172
real (not philosophical)68.645325.499
mundane (not extraordinary)68.512123.7141
poisonous (not nurturing)68.531723.960
hypocritical (not equitable)68.529926.0179
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.566027.237
selfish (not altruistic)68.239224.6168
sad (not happy)68.247617.6134
empirical (not theoretical)68.118027.2165
normal (not weird)68.022123.3162
factual (not exaggerating)68.037726.211
Coke (not Pepsi)68.011831.68
resolute (not wavering)67.960831.830
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)67.725230.214
fire (not water)67.759128.412
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)67.638429.8180
queen (not princess)67.660529.310
salacious (not wholesome)67.236225.223
prudish (not flirtatious)67.228920.44
orange (not purple)67.122623.3134
demonic (not angelic)67.034219.3160
sane (not crazy)67.035523.626
sexual (not asexual)67.068632.45
reclusive (not social)66.733322.844
😭 (not 😀)66.729026.840
🐩 (not 🐒)66.742230.632
fighter (not lover)66.740930.89
mathematical (not literary)66.423925.9146
feisty (not gracious)66.173822.3144
impatient (not patient)66.163727.164
ranged (not melee)66.123828.072
sober (not indulgent)66.031027.0164
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.876425.493
not introspective (not introspective)65.716430.937
tame (not wild)65.531125.1139
trash (not treasure)65.516723.3124
Russian (not French)65.320526.597
prestigious (not disreputable)65.163428.8136
refined (not rugged)65.058027.4163
debased (not pure)64.944424.3137
pro (not noob)64.891130.435
tactful (not indiscreet)64.760628.919
🤔 (not 🤫)64.740532.330
obedient (not rebellious)64.634128.5135
cruel (not kind)64.527422.0167
competent (not incompetent)64.5102826.8126
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.535524.776
atheist (not theist)64.555924.073
sage (not whippersnapper)64.530330.894
stingy (not generous)64.535535.011
devoted (not unfaithful)64.5109329.38
resistant (not resigned)64.481729.1232
hurried (not leisurely)64.446222.5138
consistent (not variable)64.455725.499
hoarder (not unprepared)64.353619.7106
😈 (not 😇)64.348631.139
perceptive (not unobservant)64.3105827.5100
tiresome (not interesting)64.114125.0133
uninspiring (not charismatic)64.110425.2150
shallow (not deep)63.927725.6127
sensible (not ludicrous)63.761728.2160
unfixable (not fixable)63.729826.490
winter (not summer)63.746326.96
objective (not subjective)63.623728.467
🐷 (not 🐮)63.622432.056
repulsive (not attractive)63.422125.1183
low-tech (not high-tech)63.448725.5125
oxymoron (not tautology)63.433028.65
reliable (not experimental)63.357028.5107
🐀 (not 🐘)63.234432.352
rough (not smooth)63.144625.7141
insider (not outsider)63.131831.0103
slow-talking (not fast-talking)63.122924.486
straightforward (not cryptic)63.077527.6185
🧕 (not 💃)63.019328.139
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.037829.142
triggered (not trolling)63.066428.796
politically correct (not edgy)62.939025.1170
careful (not brave)62.824725.4177
creepy (not disarming)62.824822.563
morning lark (not night owl)62.731630.193
scholarly (not crafty)62.737229.6164
luddite (not technophile)62.638222.9140
calm (not anxious)62.534527.8163
still (not twitchy)62.430031.411
vanilla (not kinky)62.248429.4147
civilized (not barbaric)62.183827.2174
doer (not thinker)62.073225.212
urban (not rural)61.887230.451
🤑 (not 🤠)61.642331.449
reasoned (not instinctual)61.536528.7184
mild (not spicy)61.533529.9169
antagonist (not protagonist)61.525918.36
reactive (not proactive)61.443130.19
specialist (not generalist)61.363527.370
dog person (not cat person)61.252235.213
bad boy (not white knight)61.245418.86
wise (not foolish)61.165924.7165
active (not slothful)61.1115225.6124
tailor (not blacksmith)61.074329.578
washed (not muddy)61.072831.79
cunning (not honorable)60.945428.5253
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)60.950832.1101
thin (not thick)60.966227.279
believable (not poorly-written)60.9127223.1110
official (not backdoor)60.844032.7140
statist (not anarchist)60.754334.932
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.29433.298
healthy (not sickly)60.097624.9168
street-smart (not sheltered)60.081428.1127
obsessed (not aloof)59.979825.6136
extravagant (not thrifty)59.657025.45
jock (not nerd)59.550727.6160
🤡 (not 👽)59.538630.925
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.483528.087
individualist (not communal)59.373130.966
minimalist (not pack rat)58.958127.034
proper (not scandalous)58.860629.5117
human (not animalistic)58.699526.0126
stylish (not slovenly)58.584228.5168
🐐 (not 🦒)58.579531.449
clean (not perverted)58.588929.310
go-getter (not slugabed)58.4124928.323
extreme (not moderate)58.385427.8123
knowledgeable (not ignorant)58.2101330.1106
efficient (not overprepared)58.098728.494
complicated (not simple)57.992230.1158
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.965626.9110
English (not German)57.9127134.0112
ironic (not profound)57.958126.410
rude (not respectful)57.848725.9174
child free (not pronatalist)57.886630.1100
charming (not awkward)57.686525.3163
fortunate (not unlucky)57.552926.3184
legit (not scrub)57.4111630.141
frenzied (not sleepy)57.3123623.897
apathetic (not curious)56.922928.2156
charming (not trusting)56.969023.6147
villainous (not heroic)56.834126.5167
deep (not epic)56.851422.06
average (not deviant)56.741329.392
🤣 (not 😊)56.747229.236
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.759728.597
tasteful (not lewd)56.591227.0150
racist (not egalitarian)56.221427.331
emancipated (not enslaved)55.9102129.097
concise (not long-winded)55.962232.812
traitorous (not loyal)55.829627.0170
📉 (not 📈)55.729529.141
alert (not oblivious)55.596328.122
chaste (not lustful)55.452427.5152
genius (not dunce)55.2102424.8279
devout (not heathen)55.274627.0135
remote (not involved)54.722828.9164
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.779526.529
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.739429.289
bored (not interested)54.726134.79
two-faced (not one-faced)54.747929.912
nihilist (not existentialist)54.638527.075
fast (not slow)54.5107724.4155
chic (not cheesy)54.263127.718
shy (not playful)54.033620.3139
sarcastic (not genuine)54.068428.6167
western (not eastern)54.0110537.030
monastic (not hedonist)53.950528.915
realistic (not ambitious)53.848625.79
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.765530.0129
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)53.756323.56
important (not irrelevant)53.4130531.448
stinky (not fresh)53.242131.038
depressed (not bright)53.165824.9135
introvert (not extrovert)52.759927.4142
jealous (not compersive)52.776027.3137
🛌 (not 🧗)52.751530.746
indie (not pop)52.599826.48
dorky (not cool)52.466027.125
flourishing (not traumatized)52.148125.387
Swedish (not Italian)52.067428.670
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.976929.114
weakass (not badass)51.938629.913
mainstream (not arcane)51.861532.2149
rustic (not cultured)51.756130.99
goth (not flower child)51.755514.46
well behaved (not mischievous)51.463629.0146
moody (not stable)51.3106627.4161
reasonable (not deranged)51.091533.615
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.273131.0151
enlightened (not lost)50.872526.192
loud (not quiet)50.787127.5187
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.790030.0146
lavish (not frugal)50.572728.7141

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 (0.883)
  2. Alexander Conklin (0.873)
  3. Walter Skinner (0.868)
  4. Jack Crawford (0.86)
  5. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.858)
  6. Preston Burke (0.856)
  7. Bob Kelso (0.841)
  8. Carlton Lassiter (0.841)
  9. Dr. Marcus Andrews (0.841)
  10. Theresa Cullen (0.835)
  1. Dory (-0.728)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.69)
  3. Brittany Pierce (-0.671)
  4. Olaf (-0.667)
  5. Jason Mendoza (-0.665)
  6. Fez (-0.653)
  7. Donkey (-0.65)
  8. Troy Barnes (-0.644)
  9. Charlie Pace (-0.644)
  10. Rex (-0.641)

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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