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Tyler Durden Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Tyler Durden is a character from Fight Club.

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 2,000 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
rebellious (not obedient)95.5178.5567
bold (not shy)95.3418.5638
dominant (not submissive)94.9288.8676
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)94.8209.8599
mischievous (not well behaved)94.5349.8651
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)94.4348.870
extreme (not moderate)94.2159.9603
wild (not tame)94.1179.5642
charismatic (not uninspiring)93.92010.5666
alpha (not beta)93.54214.0581
decisive (not hesitant)92.71313.0645
confident (not insecure)92.62917.7684
assertive (not passive)92.52914.1604
persistent (not quitter)92.219112.3127
ferocious (not pacifist)92.13111.5640
conspiracist (not sheeple)91.61313.3444
edgy (not politically correct)91.41713.8663
badass (not weakass)91.416417.272
night owl (not morning lark)91.32012.2479
street-smart (not sheltered)91.35514.0621
anarchist (not statist)91.3616.4236
sexual (not asexual)91.37413.668
cocky (not timid)91.39213.978
open to new experinces (not uncreative)91.16413.6683
outlaw (not sheriff)91.04817.3659
playful (not shy)90.99710.8644
bossy (not meek)90.811011.5629
charming (not awkward)90.73014.2712
extrovert (not introvert)90.66314.7664
spicy (not mild)90.63211.6656
hard (not soft)90.34512.3669
scandalous (not proper)90.34114.1633
masculine (not feminine)89.816015.2685
deviant (not average)89.82714.2490
master (not apprentice)89.613214.5262
unorthodox (not traditional)89.65014.9139
opinionated (not neutral)89.617518.783
freelance (not corporate)89.57318.670
punk rock (not preppy)89.56115.860
kinky (not vanilla)89.33514.5627
captain (not first-mate)88.912719.9727
child free (not pronatalist)88.71218.3581
arrogant (not humble)88.614614.2641
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.62621.5584
pro (not noob)88.322214.6122
narcissistic (not low self esteem)88.39918.793
hard (not soft)88.26915.1131
charming (not trusting)88.01213.6655
worldly (not innocent)87.78814.8667
lustful (not chaste)87.64616.0585
chaotic (not orderly)87.610021.1627
fast (not slow)87.57312.8619
extraordinary (not mundane)87.411916.9669
frenzied (not sleepy)87.44016.065
flamboyant (not modest)87.28217.0615
active (not slothful)87.221716.3567
driven (not unambitious)87.235818.3578
cynical (not gullible)86.99417.972
creative (not conventional)86.97517.8619
fire (not water)86.913419.081
emancipated (not enslaved)86.53821.7646
experimental (not reliable)86.53816.773
impulsive (not cautious)86.213220.4643
never cries (not often crying)86.210218.664
exhibitionist (not bashful)86.14621.880
exuberant (not subdued)86.08214.094
💃 (not 🧕)85.816620.2181
psychopath (not empath)85.810918.764
motivated (not unmotivated)85.856720.377
intense (not lighthearted)85.722819.764
😎 (not 🧐)85.511221.6132
perverted (not clean)85.56014.566
important (not irrelevant)85.436821.0225
🧗 (not 🛌)85.417620.8190
freak (not normie)85.39216.880
bad boy (not white knight)85.38520.070
backdoor (not official)85.27122.9702
😈 (not 😇)85.014918.9154
brave (not careful)84.810119.8647
atheist (not theist)84.85221.3105
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)84.81623.765
radical (not centrist)84.83124.372
vengeful (not forgiving)84.720117.2578
jaded (not innocent)84.618718.490
cunning (not honorable)84.511819.6736
bold (not serious)84.410119.4697
cool (not dorky)84.311522.881
loud (not quiet)84.123917.6694
avant-garde (not classical)83.92215.9101
mighty (not puny)83.921420.3625
competitive (not cooperative)83.533522.4634
flirtatious (not prudish)83.517421.276
main character (not side character)83.433522.464
barbaric (not civilized)83.35016.4633
demonic (not angelic)83.313115.7634
attractive (not repulsive)83.241719.8672
feisty (not gracious)83.120520.2641
quirky (not predictable)83.17621.377
coordinated (not clumsy)83.035320.8589
zany (not regular)82.912919.8125
indulgent (not sober)82.714724.3665
quarrelsome (not warm)82.621120.5609
vibrant (not geriatric)82.620621.074
rugged (not refined)82.611819.2647
armoured (not vulnerable)82.516420.5567
opinionated (not jealous)82.412920.774
chatty (not reserved)82.326019.8659
crafty (not scholarly)82.213017.6741
fighter (not lover)82.211222.270
doer (not thinker)82.214719.681
demanding (not unchallenging)82.243624.784
resistant (not resigned)82.110923.5649
prideful (not envious)82.19723.263
rude (not respectful)82.012917.2673
crazy (not sane)82.015023.6136
rhythmic (not stuttering)81.620920.190
unfixable (not fixable)81.67722.081
go-getter (not slugabed)81.544522.783
jock (not nerd)81.414519.2670
high IQ (not low IQ)81.462017.0699
weird (not normal)81.322117.8629
thick-skinned (not sensitive)81.26622.7681
mysterious (not unambiguous)80.914023.8800
arcane (not mainstream)80.810224.0590
sporty (not bookish)80.817120.3560
resourceful (not helpless)80.861524.2118
hunter (not gatherer)80.825522.588
queen (not princess)80.728425.860
ludicrous (not sensible)80.710521.7632
perceptive (not unobservant)80.762421.483
heathen (not devout)80.67224.9620
transient (not permanent)80.61223.0244
animalistic (not human)80.52919.7541
multicolored (not monochrome)80.513623.798
interesting (not tiresome)80.427724.0674
rock (not rap)80.327024.465
expressive (not monotone)80.230321.683
frank (not sugarcoated)79.838128.178
salacious (not wholesome)79.718324.0122
debased (not pure)79.619925.9583
vain (not demure)79.519423.1609
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.540822.0152
ambitious (not realistic)79.524428.171
funny (not humorless)79.328120.3639
poisonous (not nurturing)79.322222.2214
alert (not oblivious)79.338924.0122
spontaneous (not scheduled)79.325827.8644
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)79.310825.571
paranoid (not naive)78.912324.283
beautiful (not ugly)78.980323.3118
suspicious (not awkward)78.728020.5604
philosophical (not real)78.63225.8443
suspicious (not trusting)78.530521.8596
🤺 (not 🏌)78.541625.4120
direct (not roundabout)78.437527.5635
cannibal (not vegan)78.219423.183
stubborn (not accommodating)78.256226.388
👻 (not 🤖)78.09026.8106
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)77.926927.9146
competent (not incompetent)77.874723.5518
messy (not neat)77.720323.1482
hipster (not basic)77.79121.2622
🦇 (not 🐿)77.616227.6120
😏 (not 😬)77.619725.9128
deranged (not reasonable)77.521126.2133
cruel (not kind)77.416918.3640
interrupting (not attentive)77.421326.377
liberal (not conservative)77.329628.4125
intimate (not formal)77.313122.2204
🥵 (not 🥶)77.214024.779
expressive (not stoic)77.134425.1629
contrarian (not yes-man)76.922529.196
self-destructive (not self-improving)76.825228.180
lewd (not tasteful)76.711325.8653
moody (not stable)76.647126.5641
drop out (not valedictorian)76.517528.0132
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.416527.6546
chosen one (not everyman)76.319526.979
loose (not tight)76.212530.375
diligent (not lazy)76.1112222.1595
genius (not dunce)76.146719.2706
urban (not rural)76.141525.8211
genocidal (not not genocidal)75.714625.067
two-faced (not one-faced)75.621233.395
muddy (not washed)75.413219.178
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.236221.174
entitled (not grateful)75.137322.482
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)75.025628.0565
metaphorical (not literal)74.96028.0633
😜 (not 🤐)74.832628.6123
machiavellian (not transparent)74.527228.078
scruffy (not manicured)74.429326.1747
hedonist (not monastic)74.413826.5119
authoritarian (not democratic)74.329129.2615
bitter (not sweet)74.232922.8609
stylish (not slovenly)74.151823.0652
ADHD (not OCD)74.020827.781
plays hard (not works hard)73.918925.6677
instinctual (not reasoned)73.937228.2616
gendered (not androgynous)73.998528.7245
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.835122.9131
🤣 (not 😊)73.716326.3114
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)73.728629.667
tall (not short)73.541417.3728
insulting (not complimentary)73.430925.7115
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)73.416727.5109
social (not reclusive)73.439827.2220
believable (not poorly-written)73.481227.863
exaggerating (not factual)73.339028.465
fortunate (not unlucky)73.116823.6582
🐒 (not 🐩)73.120328.8107
💀 (not 🎃)73.132630.473
modern (not historical)73.034524.1414
independent (not codependent)73.059235.0710
abstract (not concrete)73.017929.5126
young (not old)72.770718.2649
complicated (not simple)72.662030.8549
selfish (not altruistic)72.238128.2622
imaginative (not practical)72.225430.3575
disreputable (not prestigious)72.118029.7555
impatient (not patient)72.156628.5249
political (not nonpolitical)71.640034.7613
sexist (not feminist)71.425623.4180
biased (not impartial)71.351529.7610
overachiever (not underachiever)71.393929.671
trolling (not triggered)71.212929.180
indie (not pop)71.249127.777
work-first (not family-first)71.147030.4706
individualist (not communal)71.049732.3141
resolute (not wavering)70.961232.0120
melee (not ranged)70.99730.886
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.884728.274
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.632629.266
calm (not anxious)70.523429.4671
western (not eastern)70.534528.8181
fantastical (not realistic)70.533630.467
outsider (not insider)70.130734.2501
😀 (not 😭)69.832927.6118
juvenile (not mature)69.737126.1125
efficient (not overprepared)69.746228.876
high standards (not desperate)69.558331.6108
gregarious (not private)69.329930.9615
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.341731.261
goof-off (not studious)69.233528.7128
sarcastic (not genuine)69.244129.4662
whimsical (not rational)68.736029.3661
involved (not remote)68.677430.6606
varied (not repetitive)68.610928.8247
English (not German)68.4110931.768
artistic (not scientific)68.247925.5625
pretentious (not unassuming)68.053932.7129
egalitarian (not racist)68.0129529.1105
Russian (not French)67.719926.976
fearmongering (not reassuring)67.737227.666
secretive (not open-book)67.675331.094
straight (not queer)67.5100828.3263
industrial (not domestic)67.532828.9104
nihilist (not existentialist)67.59933.2106
money-focused (not love-focused)67.433231.975
playful (not serious)67.240327.0637
extravagant (not thrifty)67.051033.672
natural-talent (not hard-work)66.919730.483
macho (not metrosexual)66.931630.874
villainous (not heroic)66.727924.1614
inspiring (not cringeworthy)66.764427.5114
cosmopolitan (not provincial)66.543329.4553
idealist (not realist)66.543934.1147
relaxed (not tense)66.217029.8602
variable (not consistent)66.124133.672
blacksmith (not tailor)66.136831.363
skeptical (not spiritual)65.995333.5665
judgemental (not accepting)65.758731.1424
enlightened (not lost)65.639032.187
mad (not glad)65.564128.696
strict (not lenient)65.365931.4623
bright (not depressed)65.348827.1529
🧢 (not 🎩)65.256230.9123
rough (not smooth)65.150230.8617
confidential (not gossiping)65.098832.3768
open-minded (not close-minded)65.072432.1693
haunted (not blissful)65.089633.176
obsessed (not aloof)64.872632.9612
orange (not purple)64.636632.1567
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.614731.9113
poor (not rich)64.545727.9619
circular (not linear)64.529530.275
proactive (not reactive)64.520435.358
analysis (not common sense)64.459031.576
oxymoron (not tautology)64.329330.352
interested (not bored)64.1102633.654
leisurely (not hurried)64.033230.1705
🙃 (not 🥰)64.047133.2183
sturdy (not flimsy)63.997330.871
off-key (not musical)63.853731.264
cheery (not sorrowful)63.745426.3615
overspender (not penny-pincher)63.646132.0171
👽 (not 🤡)63.655930.0123
dramatic (not no-nonsense)63.564931.8255
lowbrow (not highbrow)63.324329.4582
moist (not dry)63.242929.872
physical (not intellectual)63.143227.7621
tardy (not on-time)63.139631.281
🐐 (not 🦒)63.071532.0173
Italian (not Swedish)62.757132.166
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.460131.6194
punchable (not loveable)62.442932.881
goth (not flower child)62.341825.678
disarming (not creepy)62.1111830.9248
libertarian (not socialist)62.041736.5575
luddite (not technophile)61.950928.9499
deep (not shallow)61.889930.1162
💔 (not 💝)61.852734.8189
head@clouds (not down2earth)61.557733.9589
specialist (not generalist)61.477830.1103
🤫 (not 🤔)61.428436.198
receiving (not giving)61.450428.679
self-disciplined (not disorganized)61.3118033.8652
🦄 (not 🐴)61.350634.2110
pensive (not serene)61.2119332.361
low-tech (not high-tech)61.167029.6587
twitchy (not still)61.186133.596
unemotional (not emotional)61.128733.973
🥾 (not 👟)61.062336.3134
cold (not warm)60.961929.1606
💪 (not 🧠)60.839631.8155
epic (not deep)60.256431.678
dog person (not cat person)60.266636.583
bad-cook (not good-cook)60.162929.763
open (not guarded)59.628332.5585
stingy (not generous)59.651930.671
📈 (not 📉)59.5104633.8117
🏀 (not 🎨)59.558432.873
lavish (not frugal)59.363633.5603
healthy (not sickly)59.0123632.1662
happy (not sad)59.047828.2603
joyful (not miserable)58.955531.0115
antagonist (not protagonist)58.934735.477
hypocritical (not equitable)58.862128.7146
Coke (not Pepsi)58.849337.265
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.654536.4601
Roman (not Greek)58.555430.064
traitorous (not loyal)58.432230.2607
curious (not apathetic)58.4123233.5600
literary (not mathematical)58.397530.3623
🐘 (not 🐀)58.267235.0197
privileged (not oppressed)58.2112332.364
🌟 (not 💩)58.1135432.3125
summer (not winter)58.078933.091
wise (not foolish)57.993028.7607
chortling (not giggling)57.9102329.463
ironic (not profound)57.967634.778
utilitarian (not decorative)57.8104230.9116
traumatized (not flourishing)57.8110634.465
introspective (not not introspective)57.5113735.1215
neurotypical (not autistic)57.3137130.2584
chill (not offended)57.256332.892
chic (not cheesy)57.269831.469
🥳 (not 🥴)56.557136.0143
🤠 (not 🤑)56.5107737.0113
dispassionate (not romantic)56.541233.493
cryptic (not straightforward)56.334635.8634
subjective (not objective)56.369736.0117
stinky (not fresh)56.246129.7198
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.181234.9597
air (not earth)56.139233.762
compersive (not jealous)55.979231.8527
hoarder (not unprepared)55.9105230.0539
indiscreet (not tactful)55.647736.0131
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.580934.6623
businesslike (not chivalrous)55.583833.480
long-winded (not concise)55.469231.667
rustic (not cultured)55.158830.976
poetic (not factual)55.068531.768
whippersnapper (not sage)54.882032.974
distant (not touchy-feely)54.3100833.569
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.8105735.3109
unfaithful (not devoted)53.626833.865
angry (not good-humored)53.479629.8546
picky (not always down)53.4106933.885
treasure (not trash)53.0157731.8147
vintage (not trendy)52.9140233.972
dramatic (not comedic)52.9133732.677
folksy (not presidential)52.784634.475
thin (not thick)52.2117428.2435
random (not pointed)52.045335.285
astonishing (not methodical)51.972434.1644
wooden (not plastic)51.8147632.264
logical (not emotional)51.684933.7646
eloquent (not unpolished)51.6121233.6649
flexible (not rigid)51.581733.3585
soulless (not soulful)51.546035.5138
sunny (not gloomy)51.584228.964
explorer (not builder)51.3103235.1690
gamer (not non-gamer)51.369836.266
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.282932.4411
theoretical (not empirical)51.169334.9609
slacker (not workaholic)51.046430.4138
minimalist (not pack rat)51.0113035.3129
🐷 (not 🐮)51.063732.2170
scrub (not legit)51.041232.5152
precise (not vague)50.8140231.4411

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.88)
  2. The Joker (0.863)
  3. Louise Belcher (0.861)
  4. Lily (0.843)
  5. Tokio (0.84)
  6. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.83)
  7. Damon Salvatore (0.826)
  8. Mazikeen (0.821)
  9. Villanelle (0.821)
  10. Maeby Funke (0.815)
  1. George Michael Bluth (-0.722)
  2. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.721)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.69)
  4. Matt Braden (-0.674)
  5. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.667)
  6. Kif Kroker (-0.652)
  7. Billy Keikeya (-0.647)
  8. Stu (-0.643)
  9. Brian Johnson (-0.643)
  10. Edward Ferrars (-0.642)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Tyler Durden to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Tyler Durden is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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