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Alex Dunphy Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
high IQ (not low IQ)97.0166.338
overachiever (not underachiever)96.477.856
bookish (not sporty)95.92015.248
valedictorian (not drop out)95.8109.654
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)95.727.436
nerd (not jock)95.0318.346
genius (not dunce)94.999.652
studious (not goof-off)94.31510.145
realistic (not fantastical)94.1310.347
workaholic (not slacker)93.94614.046
diligent (not lazy)93.89011.848
🧠 (not 💪)93.6358.938
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.87613.739
intellectual (not physical)92.6349.739
works hard (not plays hard)92.51017.239
scientific (not artistic)92.42012.656
competent (not incompetent)91.911414.746
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.6389.144
motivated (not unmotivated)91.520317.371
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)91.4219.550
wise (not foolish)90.73512.055
presidential (not folksy)90.41513.049
precise (not vague)90.32117.932
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.311318.044
scholarly (not crafty)89.61017.731
persistent (not quitter)89.536812.745
opinionated (not neutral)89.517813.353
practical (not imaginative)89.42419.867
civilized (not barbaric)88.810513.650
high-tech (not low-tech)88.77614.237
on-time (not tardy)88.713115.349
tense (not relaxed)88.413317.643
logical (not emotional)88.32712.243
feminist (not sexist)88.315923.334
skeptical (not spiritual)88.24918.341
perceptive (not unobservant)87.924516.548
focused on the future (not focused on the present)87.3319.530
fast (not slow)87.38010.733
methodical (not astonishing)87.22118.549
neat (not messy)87.112924.438
egalitarian (not racist)87.128113.739
fast-talking (not slow-talking)87.07510.544
go-getter (not slugabed)86.816314.431
rigid (not flexible)86.76514.937
competitive (not cooperative)86.125526.534
political (not nonpolitical)86.19611.140
driven (not unambitious)85.844222.645
orderly (not chaotic)85.78618.855
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)85.72416.836
sensible (not ludicrous)85.64522.536
sheriff (not outlaw)85.410121.642
serious (not bold)85.11916.754
pointed (not random)85.119313.938
mature (not juvenile)85.015315.559
serious (not playful)84.719716.544
anxious (not calm)84.711115.837
eloquent (not unpolished)84.716018.057
direct (not roundabout)84.616817.747
factual (not exaggerating)84.56721.048
strict (not lenient)84.414118.654
resourceful (not helpless)84.440523.239
businesslike (not chivalrous)84.28517.266
independent (not codependent)83.722322.441
beautiful (not ugly)83.759719.931
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.418713.933
sober (not indulgent)83.22820.939
factual (not poetic)83.17824.644
reasoned (not instinctual)83.03025.239
private (not gregarious)82.914812.538
tight (not loose)82.915815.857
official (not backdoor)82.94220.355
introvert (not extrovert)82.79015.539
mathematical (not literary)82.76226.046
cynical (not gullible)82.720720.476
frank (not sugarcoated)82.428119.288
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.37121.336
hurried (not leisurely)82.33721.835
demanding (not unchallenging)82.243620.636
rational (not whimsical)82.116020.660
🐴 (not 🦄)82.19918.142
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.120922.382
🧐 (not 😎)81.96626.738
reliable (not experimental)81.912422.946
alert (not oblivious)81.928924.946
proper (not scandalous)81.712416.935
realist (not idealist)81.67123.357
OCD (not ADHD)81.512827.536
picky (not always down)81.510715.060
utilitarian (not decorative)81.48015.745
consistent (not variable)81.39019.446
cautious (not impulsive)81.111822.642
guarded (not open)80.941517.943
dorky (not cool)80.910925.729
master (not apprentice)80.841120.435
resolute (not wavering)80.620822.547
sturdy (not flimsy)80.431618.541
🎨 (not 🏀)80.338523.853
white knight (not bad boy)80.224919.470
🤖 (not 👻)80.15925.239
distant (not touchy-feely)80.118921.687
reclusive (not social)79.914219.855
thinker (not doer)79.85028.049
treasure (not trash)79.859621.930
hoarder (not unprepared)79.66821.445
concrete (not abstract)79.611125.059
individualist (not communal)79.525923.851
🤔 (not 🤫)79.53722.944
clean (not perverted)79.341521.547
work-first (not family-first)79.027921.749
opinionated (not jealous)79.028121.383
winter (not summer)79.018819.688
politically correct (not edgy)78.98921.447
reasonable (not deranged)78.625023.144
cultured (not rustic)78.518924.471
liberal (not conservative)78.426718.041
well behaved (not mischievous)78.215627.254
formal (not intimate)78.217821.859
believable (not poorly-written)78.147623.141
awkward (not charming)77.911422.652
high standards (not desperate)77.630326.482
earth (not air)77.515927.244
frenzied (not sleepy)77.240423.244
📈 (not 📉)77.113623.436
paranoid (not naive)76.919520.592
prestigious (not disreputable)76.832024.053
wooden (not plastic)76.724018.940
offended (not chill)76.728622.048
devoted (not unfaithful)76.695124.663
atheist (not theist)76.626027.444
bossy (not meek)76.563828.932
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.540924.832
fresh (not stinky)76.555224.151
analysis (not common sense)76.523430.286
tame (not wild)76.414622.352
human (not animalistic)76.358024.629
literal (not metaphorical)76.214923.238
privileged (not oppressed)76.250924.141
vintage (not trendy)76.249316.330
obedient (not rebellious)76.215926.158
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.824423.145
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)75.713726.449
🌟 (not 💩)75.675421.734
washed (not muddy)75.637824.488
short (not tall)75.220415.6118
shy (not playful)74.97221.945
refined (not rugged)74.937924.844
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.829629.546
technophile (not luddite)74.818226.551
rock (not rap)74.765619.585
secretive (not open-book)74.751424.064
extraordinary (not mundane)74.555825.152
stubborn (not accommodating)74.570522.652
vegan (not cannibal)74.428023.249
sorrowful (not cheery)74.336421.148
introspective (not not introspective)74.233922.642
intense (not lighthearted)74.261129.149
healthy (not sickly)73.765924.743
confidential (not gossiping)73.766623.251
pro (not noob)73.481027.336
young (not old)73.467329.640
frugal (not lavish)73.326122.640
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.319821.731
pensive (not serene)73.238125.339
pessimistic (not optimistic)73.127024.747
monastic (not hedonist)73.16826.232
assertive (not passive)72.674327.953
👽 (not 🤡)72.623529.241
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)72.527525.451
cat person (not dog person)72.528832.292
contrarian (not yes-man)72.239327.084
prudish (not flirtatious)72.121623.983
complicated (not simple)71.965029.330
sarcastic (not genuine)71.539425.852
statist (not anarchist)71.325328.156
curious (not apathetic)71.259728.333
judgemental (not accepting)71.244826.932
miserable (not joyful)70.949113.633
rich (not poor)70.962216.838
corporate (not freelance)70.929927.747
indie (not pop)70.850026.778
careful (not brave)70.815822.740
gatherer (not hunter)70.637130.641
specialist (not generalist)70.436130.544
modest (not flamboyant)70.447729.055
🥴 (not 🥳)70.329823.535
dry (not moist)70.224817.937
🤐 (not 😜)69.642923.938
enlightened (not lost)69.626526.450
hard (not soft)69.555127.231
pretentious (not unassuming)69.549028.637
arcane (not mainstream)69.340526.735
no-nonsense (not dramatic)69.335026.339
prideful (not envious)69.277125.565
repetitive (not varied)69.231625.559
cold (not warm)69.142121.839
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.013129.928
linear (not circular)69.017028.048
awkward (not suspicious)68.926429.034
🤺 (not 🏌)68.883329.774
reserved (not chatty)68.748431.340
🎩 (not 🧢)68.759130.944
conventional (not creative)68.633631.371
pure (not debased)68.551824.231
deep (not shallow)68.563425.534
mighty (not puny)68.384224.349
historical (not modern)68.241627.834
😇 (not 😈)68.254228.639
straightforward (not cryptic)68.166332.842
dominant (not submissive)68.088231.137
urban (not rural)68.081525.430
thrifty (not extravagant)68.038822.154
decisive (not hesitant)67.985630.239
weird (not normal)67.862723.934
objective (not subjective)67.817030.666
legit (not scrub)67.896531.638
important (not irrelevant)67.6122024.642
chosen one (not everyman)67.647127.685
heroic (not villainous)67.1105723.531
obsessed (not aloof)67.163025.836
quiet (not loud)67.048329.640
preppy (not punk rock)66.972629.340
tactful (not indiscreet)66.962728.837
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.863729.659
emancipated (not enslaved)66.577428.246
English (not German)66.5122233.142
insulting (not complimentary)66.446028.533
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.3104332.067
queen (not princess)66.377732.079
classical (not avant-garde)66.253430.552
geriatric (not vibrant)66.217223.843
slovenly (not stylish)66.129224.137
vengeful (not forgiving)65.960025.244
badass (not weakass)65.9110225.844
🧕 (not 💃)65.720026.435
proactive (not reactive)65.617431.472
metrosexual (not macho)65.665422.831
gloomy (not sunny)65.665622.750
triggered (not trolling)65.469427.043
arrogant (not humble)65.371624.641
trusting (not charming)65.330426.343
ironic (not profound)65.238030.546
side character (not main character)65.162327.799
protagonist (not antagonist)65.0106929.783
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.9101030.538
loyal (not traitorous)64.8131026.544
child free (not pronatalist)64.876630.542
active (not slothful)64.7134128.365
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.743429.138
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.660835.656
impatient (not patient)64.282529.158
moody (not stable)64.189524.653
permanent (not transient)64.154728.434
subdued (not exuberant)64.133026.238
monochrome (not multicolored)64.052029.235
feminine (not masculine)63.960626.448
demure (not vain)63.947026.842
close-minded (not open-minded)63.838129.434
cheesy (not chic)63.561026.275
🐿 (not 🦇)63.473430.640
😊 (not 🤣)63.481927.858
altruistic (not selfish)63.378326.443
suspicious (not trusting)63.174131.435
armoured (not vulnerable)63.185427.244
minimalist (not pack rat)63.054531.636
twitchy (not still)63.078329.638
freak (not normie)62.970028.344
outsider (not insider)62.858736.439
overprepared (not efficient)62.813735.044
tasteful (not lewd)62.792429.745
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.538427.163
chortling (not giggling)62.583027.739
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.466027.736
feisty (not gracious)62.4101827.654
money-focused (not love-focused)62.343029.377
sheltered (not street-smart)62.143634.745
disarming (not creepy)62.1111823.240
sane (not crazy)62.159925.936
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)62.1106123.429
ranged (not melee)62.148127.157
humorless (not funny)62.044226.334
captain (not first-mate)62.074732.240
fighter (not lover)62.065826.758
thick (not thin)61.844925.337
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.791829.662
fixable (not unfixable)61.779825.743
bitter (not sweet)61.566024.037
one-faced (not two-faced)61.5103630.742
alpha (not beta)61.499232.661
traditional (not unorthodox)61.455134.936
mad (not glad)61.478125.248
wholesome (not salacious)61.485929.039
😬 (not 😏)61.441830.537
attractive (not repulsive)61.3126227.247
sage (not whippersnapper)61.349929.841
entitled (not grateful)61.268920.847
monotone (not expressive)61.239029.297
honorable (not cunning)61.186630.155
manicured (not scruffy)61.1103926.441
hard (not soft)60.980830.839
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.8134424.646
concise (not long-winded)60.857330.069
🙃 (not 🥰)60.657930.538
quarrelsome (not warm)60.479528.043
angelic (not demonic)60.388124.832
respectful (not rude)60.295027.336
giving (not receiving)60.297128.487
🐮 (not 🐷)59.973631.334
kind (not cruel)59.6127524.733
🥶 (not 🥵)59.647228.748
theoretical (not empirical)59.423736.330
industrial (not domestic)59.465631.138
interested (not bored)59.1126030.847
mild (not spicy)59.047929.055
builder (not explorer)58.964636.334
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.523339.760
predictable (not quirky)58.561032.879
dispassionate (not romantic)58.436823.462
purple (not orange)58.364632.136
insecure (not confident)58.140027.242
existentialist (not nihilist)58.1100532.237
Greek (not Roman)58.136531.738
extreme (not moderate)57.9106932.250
tautology (not oxymoron)57.923331.237
sad (not happy)57.8102221.431
soulful (not soulless)57.8137027.345
deep (not epic)57.860929.836
democratic (not authoritarian)57.690231.560
real (not philosophical)57.6109035.754
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)57.472631.763
bright (not depressed)57.476330.133
gendered (not androgynous)57.4164628.647
dramatic (not comedic)57.3119826.846
chaste (not lustful)57.161422.536
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.998728.031
🛌 (not 🧗)56.550432.045
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.177630.153
queer (not straight)56.134732.238
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.133726.528
unemotional (not emotional)56.138026.382
devout (not heathen)56.089733.863
western (not eastern)56.0128732.350
interesting (not tiresome)55.9135831.333
angry (not good-humored)55.972225.532
deviant (not average)55.8108532.851
never cries (not often crying)55.799825.881
vanilla (not kinky)55.682533.738
🐀 (not 🐘)55.675932.449
tailor (not blacksmith)55.6110131.547
haunted (not blissful)55.6124328.161
open to new experinces (not uncreative)55.5137527.339
🐩 (not 🐒)55.491534.633
radical (not centrist)55.392031.780
equitable (not hypocritical)55.194431.847
off-key (not musical)55.192432.961
rough (not smooth)55.080629.939
resistant (not resigned)55.0151531.847
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.045029.542
😭 (not 😀)54.981530.742
neurotypical (not autistic)54.7148028.742
psychopath (not empath)54.762432.845
French (not Russian)54.5112434.238
nurturing (not poisonous)54.0114728.243
morning lark (not night owl)53.964737.640
worldly (not innocent)53.8131230.753
👟 (not 🥾)53.890532.450
realistic (not ambitious)53.862336.135
water (not fire)53.866930.248
punchable (not loveable)53.760927.547
machiavellian (not transparent)53.785534.464
bold (not shy)53.6165329.741
🤑 (not 🤠)53.467731.437
Italian (not Swedish)53.393229.332
non-gamer (not gamer)53.2118734.748
🎃 (not 💀)53.285432.538
Pepsi (not Coke)53.067935.741
socialist (not libertarian)52.856634.647
remote (not involved)52.634628.348
jaded (not innocent)52.6130725.961
fortunate (not unlucky)52.583030.338
fearmongering (not reassuring)52.372930.463
basic (not hipster)52.2118329.538
compersive (not jealous)51.795931.338
mysterious (not unambiguous)51.785733.648
flower child (not goth)51.6124427.390
cocky (not timid)51.5146329.184
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.499530.336
stoic (not hypochondriac)51.4120933.568
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.394228.631
ferocious (not pacifist)51.1120731.445
clumsy (not coordinated)51.163234.631
stingy (not generous)51.170324.649
🐐 (not 🦒)51.0141735.344
attentive (not interrupting)51.0105333.950
asexual (not sexual)50.960229.546
provincial (not cosmopolitan)50.293532.836
regular (not zany)50.286531.145
💝 (not 💔)50.8106630.335
impartial (not biased)50.640031.639
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.667132.564
expressive (not stoic)50.5120233.137
flourishing (not traumatized)50.561728.547

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Liberty Van Zandt (0.871)
  2. Miranda Hobbes (0.866)
  3. Dr. Adrian Mallory (0.84)
  4. Temperance Brennan (0.838)
  5. Kerry Weaver (0.83)
  6. Egon Spengler (0.825)
  7. Amy Farrah Fowler (0.821)
  8. Molly Davidson (0.82)
  9. Spencer Hastings (0.813)
  10. Claire (0.812)
  1. Michael Kelso (-0.655)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.653)
  3. Homer Simpson (-0.648)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.615)
  5. Luke Dunphy (-0.606)
  6. Kevin Malone (-0.588)
  7. Joey Tribbiani (-0.585)
  8. Patrick Star (-0.579)
  9. Jake Harper (-0.574)
  10. Bob Pinciotti (-0.572)

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 Alex Dunphy to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Alex Dunphy is described identify as.

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


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