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Alex Dunphy Personality Statistics

Alex Dunphy is a character from Modern Family. 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
high IQ (not low IQ)97.4105.625
overachiever (not underachiever)97.146.650
workaholic (not slacker)96.956.630
valedictorian (not drop out)96.099.649
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)95.337.633
bookish (not sporty)95.01816.640
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)94.847.420
nerd (not jock)94.6308.641
studious (not goof-off)94.579.842
🧠 (not 💪)93.9218.734
scientific (not artistic)93.879.454
diligent (not lazy)93.78512.237
genius (not dunce)93.61510.540
realistic (not fantastical)93.4110.841
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.35313.532
works hard (not plays hard)92.6715.330
intellectual (not physical)92.33310.036
competent (not incompetent)92.2868.636
practical (not imaginative)91.6109.930
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.4279.039
motivated (not unmotivated)91.018417.866
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.79118.241
wise (not foolish)90.52612.154
presidential (not folksy)90.41213.544
precise (not vague)90.21819.028
persistent (not quitter)90.226012.340
neat (not messy)90.15417.221
high-tech (not low-tech)89.7509.427
on-time (not tardy)89.510314.643
opinionated (not neutral)89.415913.549
scholarly (not crafty)89.31018.626
perceptive (not unobservant)88.617916.143
logical (not emotional)88.61912.038
methodical (not astonishing)88.41416.346
rigid (not flexible)87.84914.930
skeptical (not spiritual)87.74518.838
tense (not relaxed)87.613218.736
focused on the future (not focused on the present)87.5319.828
civilized (not barbaric)87.512214.440
competitive (not cooperative)87.219724.628
political (not nonpolitical)87.17410.929
fast-talking (not slow-talking)87.06010.636
sensible (not ludicrous)86.92321.830
eloquent (not unpolished)86.99616.118
egalitarian (not racist)86.625614.335
feminist (not sexist)86.518225.626
go-getter (not slugabed)86.116816.121
pointed (not random)86.113114.035
fast (not slow)86.09811.525
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)85.81318.328
OCD (not ADHD)85.84921.734
driven (not unambitious)85.240723.540
mature (not juvenile)85.212115.756
frugal (not lavish)85.12018.115
serious (not playful)84.914915.038
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.912913.629
anxious (not calm)84.99212.326
serious (not bold)84.81616.753
resourceful (not helpless)84.633923.834
strict (not lenient)84.312518.853
factual (not poetic)84.35623.439
businesslike (not chivalrous)84.18117.663
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.013418.875
🧐 (not 😎)83.83726.132
sheriff (not outlaw)83.711423.135
hoarder (not unprepared)83.71714.037
beautiful (not ugly)83.749619.931
private (not gregarious)83.510213.131
independent (not codependent)83.519122.532
factual (not exaggerating)83.47021.345
direct (not roundabout)82.819419.433
tight (not loose)82.813316.352
cynical (not gullible)82.816320.870
orderly (not chaotic)82.712821.835
hurried (not leisurely)82.73021.227
🤖 (not 👻)82.72322.831
introvert (not extrovert)82.56516.234
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.55622.331
demanding (not unchallenging)82.338721.433
reliable (not experimental)82.29922.639
picky (not always down)82.28314.957
cautious (not impulsive)82.07722.335
🐴 (not 🦄)81.89919.829
frank (not sugarcoated)81.825119.385
reclusive (not social)81.88917.649
proper (not scandalous)81.49918.028
realist (not idealist)81.26824.352
alert (not oblivious)81.127126.340
🎨 (not 🏀)81.131024.448
mathematical (not literary)81.06027.236
utilitarian (not decorative)81.07814.630
individualist (not communal)81.018324.138
bossy (not meek)80.842825.623
master (not apprentice)80.635419.925
consistent (not variable)80.49119.843
white knight (not bad boy)80.320719.669
rational (not whimsical)80.218517.632
technophile (not luddite)80.010620.020
sturdy (not flimsy)80.028418.839
politically correct (not edgy)79.95921.242
official (not backdoor)79.96221.927
clean (not perverted)79.832521.043
reasonable (not deranged)79.819121.939
wooden (not plastic)79.712114.135
distant (not touchy-feely)79.716921.883
sober (not indulgent)79.64423.827
reasoned (not instinctual)79.34927.929
liberal (not conservative)79.119717.338
guarded (not open)78.942818.536
winter (not summer)78.915919.787
cultured (not rustic)78.915824.366
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.823724.120
dorky (not cool)78.713126.426
🤔 (not 🤫)78.63223.934
awkward (not charming)78.69722.238
concrete (not abstract)78.610425.455
opinionated (not jealous)78.624421.580
obedient (not rebellious)78.59622.448
work-first (not family-first)78.525021.846
treasure (not trash)78.458622.427
thinker (not doer)78.44828.745
highbrow (not lowbrow)78.315622.822
📈 (not 📉)78.18223.333
analysis (not common sense)77.915628.583
introspective (not not introspective)77.915817.132
offended (not chill)77.821319.942
high standards (not desperate)77.626226.482
down2earth (not head@clouds)77.518929.029
formal (not intimate)77.515922.156
healthy (not sickly)77.441122.932
resolute (not wavering)77.427524.427
believable (not poorly-written)77.344721.335
frenzied (not sleepy)77.134723.742
well behaved (not mischievous)76.815828.049
vintage (not trendy)76.740616.429
curious (not apathetic)76.728325.923
earth (not air)76.716727.941
devoted (not unfaithful)76.680225.359
intense (not lighthearted)76.545727.743
paranoid (not naive)76.416420.888
tame (not wild)76.012222.948
fresh (not stinky)76.048825.045
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)75.411826.346
washed (not muddy)75.231225.180
literal (not metaphorical)75.116024.732
prestigious (not disreputable)74.933420.420
🌟 (not 💩)74.864422.132
rock (not rap)74.855519.583
vegan (not cannibal)74.623223.744
confidential (not gossiping)74.653022.549
secretive (not open-book)74.543124.362
human (not animalistic)74.358627.023
short (not tall)74.019218.924
shy (not playful)73.96523.039
extraordinary (not mundane)73.949125.549
refined (not rugged)73.836224.826
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.619625.239
atheist (not theist)73.531626.931
privileged (not oppressed)73.554324.835
cat person (not dog person)73.521131.489
👽 (not 🤡)73.416928.737
stubborn (not accommodating)73.266123.245
prudish (not flirtatious)72.816423.381
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.824725.243
pensive (not serene)72.735725.937
sorrowful (not cheery)72.635922.532
gatherer (not hunter)72.328029.835
objective (not subjective)72.26424.729
contrarian (not yes-man)72.133427.382
pro (not noob)71.974327.531
corporate (not freelance)71.824927.144
rich (not poor)71.652216.933
careful (not brave)71.612923.732
awkward (not suspicious)71.517927.628
sarcastic (not genuine)71.534525.852
reserved (not chatty)71.433429.134
hard (not soft)71.343824.829
complicated (not simple)71.258128.926
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.224823.624
monastic (not hedonist)71.17624.412
🥴 (not 🥳)71.023123.229
statist (not anarchist)70.724526.729
indie (not pop)70.542626.777
miserable (not joyful)70.444013.831
🎩 (not 🧢)70.446330.337
judgemental (not accepting)70.341227.430
real (not philosophical)70.340033.516
young (not old)69.765332.031
🤐 (not 😜)69.733824.135
pretentious (not unassuming)69.641828.628
modest (not flamboyant)69.544129.550
prideful (not envious)69.564525.362
enlightened (not lost)69.424026.749
assertive (not passive)68.978230.436
legit (not scrub)68.977330.934
dominant (not submissive)68.874930.435
arcane (not mainstream)68.637127.230
linear (not circular)68.614528.243
specialist (not generalist)68.535732.437
dry (not moist)68.525718.831
chosen one (not everyman)68.538327.180
tactful (not indiscreet)68.448728.832
urban (not rural)68.369926.128
mighty (not puny)67.574725.225
cold (not warm)67.540722.933
wholesome (not salacious)67.554127.821
queen (not princess)67.464031.175
permanent (not transient)67.334826.227
insulting (not complimentary)67.338430.025
heroic (not villainous)67.287023.827
historical (not modern)67.237627.733
claustrophobic (not spelunker)67.213630.825
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.252030.153
pure (not debased)66.847525.225
no-nonsense (not dramatic)66.736127.230
thrifty (not extravagant)66.739022.450
obsessed (not aloof)66.654126.333
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.683731.763
😇 (not 😈)66.450229.135
slovenly (not stylish)66.424823.934
straightforward (not cryptic)66.364034.733
close-minded (not open-minded)66.229426.430
preppy (not punk rock)66.264628.637
badass (not weakass)66.193026.641
weird (not normal)66.158622.928
English (not German)66.1107334.038
classical (not avant-garde)65.846432.235
monochrome (not multicolored)65.839228.527
geriatric (not vibrant)65.816024.739
conventional (not creative)65.736231.636
decisive (not hesitant)65.780332.031
repetitive (not varied)65.740228.517
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.733529.735
important (not irrelevant)65.6109925.531
protagonist (not antagonist)65.686730.374
loyal (not traitorous)65.5107925.133
proactive (not reactive)65.515231.768
vengeful (not forgiving)65.453525.343
gloomy (not sunny)65.356322.447
subdued (not exuberant)65.323724.636
emancipated (not enslaved)65.270730.334
triggered (not trolling)65.158427.337
trusting (not charming)65.026927.337
deep (not shallow)65.064326.327
impatient (not patient)64.770328.339
metrosexual (not macho)64.759924.227
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.686530.937
suspicious (not trusting)64.561431.731
mad (not glad)64.558825.932
cheesy (not chic)64.550726.071
chortling (not giggling)64.465928.233
humorless (not funny)64.132124.430
moody (not stable)64.077824.647
disarming (not creepy)63.987823.729
🤺 (not 🏌)63.887733.432
overprepared (not efficient)63.710934.739
quarrelsome (not warm)63.662727.329
😊 (not 🤣)63.667527.552
ironic (not profound)63.638631.738
quiet (not loud)63.547030.522
😬 (not 😏)63.529927.733
altruistic (not selfish)63.364826.738
feminine (not masculine)63.052226.446
interested (not bored)63.090230.141
armoured (not vulnerable)62.973927.439
demure (not vain)62.843026.829
child free (not pronatalist)62.871230.826
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.731126.561
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.6106824.739
feisty (not gracious)62.687627.551
🐿 (not 🦇)62.663730.336
minimalist (not pack rat)62.547830.829
entitled (not grateful)62.558219.942
freak (not normie)62.560729.140
money-focused (not love-focused)62.538929.973
builder (not explorer)62.246734.322
twitchy (not still)62.270330.236
arrogant (not humble)62.169025.433
kind (not cruel)62.099825.326
honorable (not cunning)61.970429.651
sane (not crazy)61.851425.534
🧕 (not 💃)61.823828.126
ranged (not melee)61.741726.629
🙃 (not 🥰)61.648429.529
traditional (not unorthodox)61.348535.533
theoretical (not empirical)61.215635.524
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.260728.129
manicured (not scruffy)61.288727.431
industrial (not domestic)61.148930.430
monotone (not expressive)60.934029.492
neurotypical (not autistic)60.8109226.633
alpha (not beta)60.886533.258
mild (not spicy)60.638029.450
🥶 (not 🥵)60.639428.642
sheltered (not street-smart)60.540836.235
fighter (not lover)60.359725.952
thick (not thin)60.142325.933
fixable (not unfixable)60.173725.536
giving (not receiving)60.181928.483
equitable (not hypocritical)59.964330.039
concise (not long-winded)59.850430.067
captain (not first-mate)59.768234.827
bitter (not sweet)59.661125.230
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.668135.724
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.486230.827
one-faced (not two-faced)59.492830.639
🐮 (not 🐷)59.364032.630
active (not slothful)59.1128727.236
existentialist (not nihilist)59.180730.817
hard (not soft)58.875631.834
dispassionate (not romantic)58.730622.958
tautology (not oxymoron)58.718331.336
purple (not orange)58.652731.934
predictable (not quirky)58.551733.075
Greek (not Roman)58.430032.036
extreme (not moderate)58.290231.246
angry (not good-humored)58.155224.325
deep (not epic)58.049430.328
self-conscious (not self-assured)57.930528.731
tasteful (not lewd)57.894633.219
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.8102223.923
outsider (not insider)57.668136.927
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.623126.820
insecure (not confident)57.534326.435
democratic (not authoritarian)57.475131.152
soulful (not soulless)57.4116127.636
🐀 (not 🐘)57.356232.034
interesting (not tiresome)57.2110730.932
dramatic (not comedic)57.1103927.144
angelic (not demonic)57.084124.526
bright (not depressed)56.967130.532
respectful (not rude)56.789526.829
haunted (not blissful)56.3104227.857
deviant (not average)56.291132.446
unemotional (not emotional)56.134426.378
tailor (not blacksmith)56.092532.142
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)55.966831.231
eastern (not western)55.918730.823
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.887929.124
sage (not whippersnapper)55.860429.627
morning lark (not night owl)55.651137.930
never cries (not often crying)55.685626.179
radical (not centrist)55.574531.876
basic (not hipster)55.491830.129
chaste (not lustful)55.056523.129
vanilla (not kinky)54.972633.928
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.975929.720
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.971129.329
realistic (not ambitious)54.948036.530
mysterious (not unambiguous)54.863830.841
queer (not straight)54.727631.233
gendered (not androgynous)54.6147327.238
👟 (not 🥾)54.674632.148
machiavellian (not transparent)54.672434.560
😭 (not 😀)54.371131.432
non-gamer (not gamer)54.397335.344
sad (not happy)54.296721.824
Italian (not Swedish)54.279629.929
🛌 (not 🧗)54.150832.637
French (not Russian)54.195634.936
open to new experinces (not uncreative)54.0118226.633
rough (not smooth)54.071229.536
remote (not involved)53.926128.539
attractive (not repulsive)53.8122226.834
resistant (not resigned)53.8133331.037
🤑 (not 🤠)53.858631.633
punchable (not loveable)53.753728.444
regular (not zany)53.661533.029
worldly (not innocent)53.4114431.349
biased (not impartial)53.1126332.129
ferocious (not pacifist)53.098931.833
🦒 (not 🐐)53.037835.835
clumsy (not coordinated)52.950133.728
attentive (not interrupting)52.683533.146
bold (not shy)52.5141929.732
🐒 (not 🐩)52.571933.924
off-key (not musical)52.590333.646
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.575629.024
socialist (not libertarian)52.347235.425
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.365339.428
💔 (not 💝)52.375029.330
psychopath (not empath)52.259032.738
fortunate (not unlucky)52.173231.133
jaded (not innocent)52.1112226.458
compersive (not jealous)52.078231.933
flower child (not goth)52.0104927.189
devout (not heathen)51.790231.530
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.683730.334
🎃 (not 💀)51.577032.134
flourishing (not traumatized)51.451128.242
Pepsi (not Coke)51.468736.037
cocky (not timid)51.3124129.080
asexual (not sexual)51.249129.845
water (not fire)51.262429.345
fearmongering (not reassuring)51.167430.860
stoic (not expressive)51.067333.532
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.954732.060
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.8104433.866
nurturing (not poisonous)50.7103828.330
generous (not stingy)50.3106424.846

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Miranda Hobbes (0.865)
  2. Liberty Van Zandt (0.86)
  3. Temperance Brennan (0.835)
  4. Dr. Adrian Mallory (0.834)
  5. Egon Spengler (0.82)
  6. Molly Davidson (0.817)
  7. Amy Farrah Fowler (0.816)
  8. Claire (0.812)
  9. Kerry Weaver (0.807)
  10. Dr. Wendy Carr (0.795)
  1. Michael Kelso (-0.658)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.656)
  3. Homer Simpson (-0.646)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.617)
  5. Luke Dunphy (-0.608)
  6. Kevin Malone (-0.59)
  7. Joey Tribbiani (-0.587)
  8. Jake Harper (-0.576)
  9. Karen Smith (-0.576)
  10. Midge Pinciotti (-0.574)

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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Notes

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