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Tyler Durden Personality Statistics

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. 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
rebellious (not obedient)95.6158.2545
dominant (not submissive)95.1228.6666
bold (not shy)95.1418.7616
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)94.8159.9596
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)94.8248.549
mischievous (not well behaved)94.5279.8624
extreme (not moderate)94.5199.3583
wild (not tame)94.0169.7611
charismatic (not uninspiring)93.61411.1630
alpha (not beta)93.54513.5553
confident (not insecure)92.62217.4671
decisive (not hesitant)92.41213.4642
ferocious (not pacifist)92.33011.1629
assertive (not passive)92.13914.5587
persistent (not quitter)92.114511.4113
conspiracist (not sheeple)92.01012.7439
edgy (not politically correct)91.61413.7641
street-smart (not sheltered)91.54713.8615
outlaw (not sheriff)91.42716.4640
open to new experinces (not uncreative)91.24213.4679
bossy (not meek)91.18111.1628
night owl (not morning lark)91.11612.4474
anarchist (not statist)91.0416.8214
playful (not shy)90.86810.5639
charming (not awkward)90.72313.8701
spicy (not mild)90.63111.8639
extrovert (not introvert)90.54814.7642
scandalous (not proper)90.33314.1616
deviant (not average)90.22313.4479
hard (not soft)90.04112.7648
masculine (not feminine)89.911015.0651
punk rock (not preppy)89.74814.146
master (not apprentice)89.59415.4247
unorthodox (not traditional)89.25215.9112
kinky (not vanilla)89.12314.7620
captain (not first-mate)89.08819.7725
child free (not pronatalist)88.9617.9584
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.82121.1584
narcissistic (not low self esteem)88.87817.062
arrogant (not humble)88.412814.7635
hard (not soft)88.35113.9107
pro (not noob)88.215614.9107
charming (not trusting)87.91213.9643
worldly (not innocent)87.67315.2626
freelance (not corporate)87.48720.552
flamboyant (not modest)87.37117.0598
fast (not slow)87.35212.9607
extraordinary (not mundane)87.39117.0653
driven (not unambitious)87.230018.5552
lustful (not chaste)87.15416.5568
active (not slothful)87.115616.1560
chaotic (not orderly)86.88521.8601
creative (not conventional)86.85217.7605
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)86.71220.847
emancipated (not enslaved)86.24322.2646
frenzied (not sleepy)86.24416.342
experimental (not reliable)86.25216.654
impulsive (not cautious)86.010720.9619
exuberant (not subdued)85.86514.561
😎 (not 🧐)85.66819.5112
💃 (not 🧕)85.510520.8164
🧗 (not 🛌)85.511120.3183
important (not irrelevant)85.423820.7207
backdoor (not official)85.35722.9708
intense (not lighthearted)85.317020.740
bold (not serious)84.96818.6670
cunning (not honorable)84.79219.9718
brave (not careful)84.68119.9646
vengeful (not forgiving)84.615517.5566
😈 (not 😇)84.111918.5119
atheist (not theist)84.14821.889
avant-garde (not classical)84.11916.586
mighty (not puny)83.915819.7619
loud (not quiet)83.718417.8660
cool (not dorky)83.78722.960
coordinated (not clumsy)83.324020.9583
competitive (not cooperative)83.225122.8617
barbaric (not civilized)83.23716.6638
zany (not regular)83.29519.2112
indulgent (not sober)83.111023.7652
feisty (not gracious)83.117419.9615
resistant (not resigned)83.05922.6646
armoured (not vulnerable)82.910620.2549
attractive (not repulsive)82.926319.8658
resourceful (not helpless)82.637122.799
demonic (not angelic)82.610316.2606
chatty (not reserved)82.518719.6643
quarrelsome (not warm)82.516820.3594
rugged (not refined)82.39519.5638
multicolored (not monochrome)82.18122.587
vibrant (not geriatric)82.116419.849
crafty (not scholarly)82.011018.2744
rude (not respectful)81.810017.3672
thick-skinned (not sensitive)81.45822.1675
weird (not normal)81.215517.9613
arcane (not mainstream)81.28123.4588
sporty (not bookish)81.211219.6547
high IQ (not low IQ)81.243517.2686
go-getter (not slugabed)81.132724.275
jock (not nerd)81.010419.5649
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.718019.751
ludicrous (not sensible)80.68221.9634
heathen (not devout)80.55825.0615
mysterious (not unambiguous)80.510724.2797
👻 (not 🤖)80.53223.687
crazy (not sane)80.413124.4115
perceptive (not unobservant)80.445421.559
hunter (not gatherer)80.419123.065
alert (not oblivious)80.323623.8104
transient (not permanent)80.31223.3221
animalistic (not human)80.12719.8513
interesting (not tiresome)80.020024.2667
🤺 (not 🏌)79.924925.0100
vain (not demure)79.716122.8616
unfixable (not fixable)79.56924.658
funny (not humorless)79.319520.1621
debased (not pure)79.016526.4571
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.031722.5129
spontaneous (not scheduled)78.818927.8636
suspicious (not trusting)78.523621.5590
suspicious (not awkward)78.522420.5598
competent (not incompetent)78.548122.9523
philosophical (not real)78.51926.0442
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)78.516127.2133
direct (not roundabout)78.427227.4626
beautiful (not ugly)78.253122.6101
🦇 (not 🐿)77.910127.089
hipster (not basic)77.85621.0611
expressive (not stoic)77.722424.5613
salacious (not wholesome)77.717525.2102
poisonous (not nurturing)77.716522.9196
messy (not neat)77.515023.1482
hedonist (not monastic)77.37424.892
😏 (not 😬)77.313225.997
lewd (not tasteful)77.28225.3648
cruel (not kind)77.213118.5625
liberal (not conservative)77.218828.0112
deranged (not reasonable)77.014326.5120
intimate (not formal)77.09522.6172
loose (not tight)76.79431.254
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.511427.6550
moody (not stable)76.431226.7636
diligent (not lazy)76.273721.8583
self-destructive (not self-improving)76.021129.955
genius (not dunce)75.932719.4701
drop out (not valedictorian)75.813127.697
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)75.419328.0565
metaphorical (not literal)75.33727.9635
urban (not rural)75.031625.5193
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.025522.851
believable (not poorly-written)74.948528.842
secretive (not open-book)74.435029.056
gendered (not androgynous)74.369728.3231
authoritarian (not democratic)74.222429.0615
bitter (not sweet)74.024522.9610
scruffy (not manicured)74.021526.1747
abstract (not concrete)74.012230.499
🤣 (not 😊)74.011726.293
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.924023.0111
cannibal (not vegan)73.823426.945
plays hard (not works hard)73.614425.8677
stylish (not slovenly)73.438223.4650
😜 (not 🤐)73.423429.9106
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)73.311027.284
melee (not ranged)73.25530.954
instinctual (not reasoned)73.128528.6612
fortunate (not unlucky)72.912023.6585
imaginative (not practical)72.816729.7557
impatient (not patient)72.639628.2224
social (not reclusive)72.428827.6202
trolling (not triggered)72.48128.450
tall (not short)72.329817.5626
modern (not historical)72.326424.8410
independent (not codependent)72.341035.2698
🐒 (not 🐩)72.316729.290
complicated (not simple)72.242631.2524
disreputable (not prestigious)72.212729.6549
young (not old)72.246418.0638
political (not nonpolitical)72.127434.1603
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.020328.048
biased (not impartial)71.937029.2606
😀 (not 😭)71.717125.191
selfish (not altruistic)71.727728.5616
insulting (not complimentary)71.625226.194
efficient (not overprepared)71.230926.553
work-first (not family-first)71.134530.3696
circular (not linear)71.110425.153
western (not eastern)70.817728.6172
calm (not anxious)70.615929.1669
resolute (not wavering)70.642132.7101
sexist (not feminist)70.319524.3158
individualist (not communal)70.134933.1122
outsider (not insider)70.123034.3488
gregarious (not private)69.720930.7612
goof-off (not studious)69.423128.4101
knowledgeable (not ignorant)69.358430.251
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.736626.895
sarcastic (not genuine)68.632229.5643
whimsical (not rational)68.425229.2660
macho (not metrosexual)68.321328.652
artistic (not scientific)68.230025.5618
involved (not remote)68.253630.6597
varied (not repetitive)68.17728.8227
pretentious (not unassuming)68.138532.4116
blacksmith (not tailor)68.024032.942
nihilist (not existentialist)67.88233.288
straight (not queer)67.774927.6248
egalitarian (not racist)67.584329.993
idealist (not realist)67.228033.8131
juvenile (not mature)67.032127.6106
enlightened (not lost)67.024431.761
Russian (not French)66.915228.046
skeptical (not spiritual)66.764133.2655
English (not German)66.675233.348
cosmopolitan (not provincial)66.430429.5544
playful (not serious)66.227327.0615
villainous (not heroic)66.219124.0619
relaxed (not tense)66.011529.8624
judgemental (not accepting)65.541231.4415
confidential (not gossiping)65.462732.1751
👽 (not 🤡)65.433729.989
rough (not smooth)65.233330.7600
strict (not lenient)65.145931.5605
open-minded (not close-minded)65.145732.0688
bright (not depressed)65.036727.2511
obsessed (not aloof)64.947132.9634
industrial (not domestic)64.932131.281
orange (not purple)64.725431.9561
🧢 (not 🎩)64.537631.495
variable (not consistent)64.319437.047
cheery (not sorrowful)64.230025.9618
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.27730.898
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.234930.7180
leisurely (not hurried)64.124430.2711
mad (not glad)64.148329.086
poor (not rich)64.130628.1618
lowbrow (not highbrow)63.818229.4579
sturdy (not flimsy)63.867029.645
disarming (not creepy)63.570630.1227
physical (not intellectual)63.428927.4617
dramatic (not no-nonsense)63.145432.1239
🦄 (not 🐴)63.031434.097
moist (not dry)63.030130.542
libertarian (not socialist)62.930036.4579
overspender (not penny-pincher)62.833432.1162
specialist (not generalist)62.349229.376
💔 (not 💝)62.336534.3166
🙃 (not 🥰)62.037733.4160
traumatized (not flourishing)62.059533.849
luddite (not technophile)61.936328.8493
self-disciplined (not disorganized)61.878833.4651
🐐 (not 🦒)61.853131.8153
head@clouds (not down2earth)61.438433.7597
cold (not warm)61.242329.0603
💪 (not 🧠)61.126831.4137
low-tech (not high-tech)61.046529.6591
deep (not shallow)60.960830.5148
punchable (not loveable)60.632333.460
🤫 (not 🤔)60.518635.279
Italian (not Swedish)60.347833.846
off-key (not musical)59.946730.940
healthy (not sickly)59.683031.7660
🤠 (not 🤑)59.562135.995
happy (not sad)59.432527.8596
open (not guarded)59.219532.5578
joyful (not miserable)59.235129.3100
lavish (not frugal)59.044133.6582
literary (not mathematical)59.062029.9624
🥾 (not 👟)58.945336.6108
📈 (not 📉)58.968734.3101
traitorous (not loyal)58.722530.1591
curious (not apathetic)58.282233.6599
wise (not foolish)58.061428.6605
🐘 (not 🐀)58.046934.9181
privileged (not oppressed)57.977033.845
introspective (not not introspective)57.872135.0196
neurotypical (not autistic)57.796830.1577
chill (not offended)57.636432.865
spontaneous (not deliberate)57.535936.3587
🌟 (not 💩)57.588232.698
subjective (not objective)57.045035.3112
cryptic (not straightforward)56.722135.6629
hypocritical (not equitable)56.545428.8122
🥳 (not 🥴)56.538935.1125
hoarder (not unprepared)56.469730.0538
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.155434.9584
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.753934.5622
compersive (not jealous)55.551931.8527
utilitarian (not decorative)55.577231.494
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.566536.290
Roman (not Greek)55.449229.936
stinky (not fresh)55.033128.9184
chortling (not giggling)55.077029.343
whippersnapper (not sage)54.756232.654
soulful (not soulless)54.394035.0118
indiscreet (not tactful)53.837036.4112
angry (not good-humored)53.753629.4540
treasure (not trash)53.5101331.3126
folksy (not presidential)53.255134.550
workaholic (not slacker)53.198730.7117
poetic (not factual)52.847433.641
thin (not thick)52.776128.2413
eloquent (not unpolished)52.578533.5640
🐷 (not 🐮)52.242932.6158
theoretical (not empirical)52.039534.9598
logical (not emotional)51.756933.7631
dispassionate (not romantic)51.736833.764
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.654532.3401
astonishing (not methodical)51.546534.1641
precise (not vague)51.390531.5414
pack rat (not minimalist)51.254835.8115
scrub (not legit)51.228832.0154
gloomy (not sunny)50.874728.849
builder (not explorer)50.765435.0681
rigid (not flexible)50.477633.4581

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 (0.878)
  2. The Joker (0.869)
  3. Louise Belcher (0.837)
  4. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.836)
  5. Damon Salvatore (0.833)
  1. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.736)
  2. George Michael Bluth (-0.72)
  3. Alan Harper (-0.661)
  4. Evan (-0.653)
  5. Billy Keikeya (-0.647)

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: INTJ (r = 0.22)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.21)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.2)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.15)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.07)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.07)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.0)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.03)
  9. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.04)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.06)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.06)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.07)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.07)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.11)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.13)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.2)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.21)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.22)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.24)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.27)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.29)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.42)

Notes

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