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Phil Dunphy Descriptive Personality Statistics

Phil 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 1,750 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
expressive (not stoic)95.148.322
soulful (not soulless)94.5118.427
soft (not hard)93.548.935
good-humored (not angry)93.4139.531
cheery (not sorrowful)93.398.633
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.21714.845
kind (not cruel)92.27510.541
emotional (not unemotional)92.14314.272
playful (not shy)91.67618.229
touchy-feely (not distant)91.31514.596
💝 (not 💔)90.81212.235
😜 (not 🤐)90.85417.249
chatty (not reserved)90.68511.727
loyal (not traitorous)90.423310.933
flower child (not goth)90.26011.079
sunny (not gloomy)90.13916.737
devoted (not unfaithful)90.116515.579
soft (not hard)89.32510.039
joyful (not miserable)89.32914.934
lover (not fighter)89.31714.935
playful (not serious)89.25015.630
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.211418.835
pure (not debased)89.11810.034
imaginative (not practical)88.83119.742
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)88.81511.045
romantic (not dispassionate)88.56015.660
fantastical (not realistic)88.33918.262
emotional (not logical)88.14710.628
idealist (not realist)88.11814.335
glad (not mad)87.93019.937
💃 (not 🧕)87.712019.631
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)87.51917.540
heroic (not villainous)87.024510.936
open-minded (not close-minded)86.65414.438
goof-off (not studious)86.57417.664
gullible (not cynical)86.52719.467
social (not reclusive)86.48817.653
clumsy (not coordinated)86.24914.637
family-first (not work-first)86.210118.068
open-book (not secretive)86.22913.058
lenient (not strict)86.05012.236
funny (not humorless)86.013422.938
trusting (not suspicious)85.53917.634
motivated (not unmotivated)85.556520.099
love-focused (not money-focused)85.426618.183
warm (not cold)85.313021.830
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.213519.749
oblivious (not alert)85.14319.635
one-faced (not two-faced)85.116021.142
sweet (not bitter)85.010226.134
expressive (not monotone)84.816723.896
🐒 (not 🐩)84.63420.622
white knight (not bad boy)84.611114.574
whimsical (not rational)84.47419.039
extrovert (not introvert)84.417723.233
🐿 (not 🦇)84.36818.442
cheesy (not chic)84.25618.798
involved (not remote)84.18416.026
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.928022.840
vibrant (not geriatric)83.916917.742
vulnerable (not armoured)83.32816.165
yes-man (not contrarian)83.32222.770
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.125424.334
🥳 (not 🥴)83.12722.134
treasure (not trash)83.036317.427
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.027325.080
egalitarian (not racist)82.854316.228
accepting (not judgemental)82.610328.232
warm (not quarrelsome)82.47916.328
happy (not sad)82.45822.634
protagonist (not antagonist)82.427324.780
random (not pointed)82.25616.233
wholesome (not salacious)82.116525.027
sensitive (not thick-skinned)81.88520.233
angelic (not demonic)81.716521.338
chaotic (not orderly)81.621321.151
weird (not normal)81.620418.845
interesting (not tiresome)81.424622.936
often crying (not never cries)81.28421.583
creative (not conventional)81.219021.140
summer (not winter)81.219124.181
complimentary (not insulting)81.114724.827
blissful (not haunted)81.13218.270
bright (not depressed)80.98823.434
existentialist (not nihilist)80.81021.123
altruistic (not selfish)80.720019.345
forgiving (not vengeful)80.516723.339
😇 (not 😈)80.517522.831
twitchy (not still)80.418317.040
meek (not bossy)80.36414.934
dog person (not cat person)80.313128.681
multicolored (not monochrome)80.213729.027
humble (not arrogant)80.113321.035
juvenile (not mature)80.015417.249
exuberant (not subdued)80.019623.628
🤠 (not 🤑)79.916824.337
🎃 (not 💀)79.78024.040
quirky (not predictable)79.712125.498
ADHD (not OCD)79.412820.429
zany (not regular)79.421717.226
giving (not receiving)79.425022.973
generous (not stingy)79.225024.447
😎 (not 🧐)79.123227.528
respectful (not rude)78.933220.143
🌟 (not 💩)78.857830.136
exaggerating (not factual)78.824321.639
curious (not apathetic)78.627325.640
tall (not short)78.626019.040
smooth (not rough)78.69222.836
submissive (not dominant)78.512819.037
gregarious (not private)78.413220.240
open (not guarded)78.26623.932
nonpolitical (not political)78.06324.621
abstract (not concrete)78.09823.358
loose (not tight)77.910026.154
epic (not deep)77.96918.737
bold (not serious)77.824523.355
lighthearted (not intense)77.87729.943
freelance (not corporate)77.736523.454
beautiful (not ugly)77.782523.231
innocent (not jaded)77.710125.075
flexible (not rigid)77.68627.825
🧗 (not 🛌)77.440526.940
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)77.336024.568
transparent (not machiavellian)77.27929.673
artistic (not scientific)77.025423.661
feminist (not sexist)77.059319.224
👟 (not 🥾)77.013928.444
giggling (not chortling)77.05426.050
interested (not bored)76.835124.538
nurturing (not poisonous)76.740321.630
metaphorical (not literal)76.74622.226
crazy (not sane)76.626017.133
folksy (not presidential)76.617023.538
persistent (not quitter)76.2122328.425
trolling (not triggered)76.26127.036
first-mate (not captain)76.131824.429
pacifist (not ferocious)75.914421.520
comedic (not dramatic)75.98427.343
grateful (not entitled)75.722920.150
awkward (not suspicious)75.613821.543
empath (not psychopath)75.647824.241
loud (not quiet)75.543623.721
go-getter (not slugabed)75.478621.731
chill (not offended)75.311821.449
loveable (not punchable)74.940024.644
instinctual (not reasoned)74.633926.925
astonishing (not methodical)74.610026.747
healthy (not sickly)74.461420.632
gatherer (not hunter)74.425621.038
active (not slothful)74.389119.225
honorable (not cunning)74.236526.546
😀 (not 😭)74.220634.129
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.222229.625
ambitious (not realistic)74.239521.529
relaxed (not tense)74.17726.233
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.834524.731
pack rat (not minimalist)73.812221.120
metrosexual (not macho)73.529422.340
clean (not perverted)73.361722.741
genuine (not sarcastic)73.333131.252
intimate (not formal)73.224226.450
pronatalist (not child free)73.212029.520
sugarcoated (not frank)72.93827.574
📈 (not 📉)72.827628.433
bold (not shy)72.8106922.733
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.736730.265
liberal (not conservative)72.743031.333
democratic (not authoritarian)72.627227.646
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)72.67929.342
naive (not paranoid)72.512426.084
puny (not mighty)72.49923.832
roundabout (not direct)72.46127.727
circular (not linear)72.49625.738
🤣 (not 😊)72.418233.654
beta (not alpha)72.126027.060
🦄 (not 🐴)72.026436.222
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.929126.932
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.927626.540
privileged (not oppressed)71.866829.536
long-winded (not concise)71.715525.469
frenzied (not sleepy)71.572724.047
chivalrous (not businesslike)71.228626.065
morning lark (not night owl)71.120331.029
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.018924.129
English (not German)71.088126.338
crafty (not scholarly)70.852324.237
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)70.741325.826
impulsive (not cautious)70.547630.427
unchallenging (not demanding)70.49629.037
passive (not assertive)70.313030.429
unorthodox (not traditional)70.253431.633
disorganized (not self-disciplined)70.122728.029
nerd (not jock)70.064930.731
accommodating (not stubborn)70.012735.044
domestic (not industrial)69.921031.644
spiritual (not skeptical)69.816122.832
doer (not thinker)69.756231.244
unassuming (not pretentious)69.518429.832
water (not fire)69.528028.240
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.455428.646
moist (not dry)69.421522.433
extraordinary (not mundane)69.276030.338
Italian (not Swedish)69.234825.531
head@clouds (not down2earth)69.037833.536
plays hard (not works hard)68.926525.234
gracious (not feisty)68.912829.633
simple (not complicated)68.912631.228
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)68.850729.029
gamer (not non-gamer)68.826631.140
legit (not scrub)68.790225.036
literary (not mathematical)68.547624.225
codependent (not independent)68.526327.124
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.167824.232
driven (not unambitious)68.0137126.632
urban (not rural)68.079120.325
overspender (not penny-pincher)68.035224.940
always down (not picky)67.914531.380
poetic (not factual)67.628829.539
technophile (not luddite)67.634329.228
🤡 (not 👽)67.623431.836
attractive (not repulsive)67.5104925.027
gossiping (not confidential)67.531328.051
flimsy (not sturdy)67.020523.944
preppy (not punk rock)67.071130.430
prideful (not envious)67.089627.154
disarming (not creepy)66.888427.934
unobservant (not perceptive)66.811730.330
human (not animalistic)66.796528.227
leisurely (not hurried)66.725728.433
important (not irrelevant)66.7121630.437
western (not eastern)66.750031.722
messy (not neat)66.538925.337
indiscreet (not tactful)66.519631.233
rich (not poor)66.472118.039
patient (not impatient)66.330930.029
indulgent (not sober)66.257629.442
hypochondriac (not stoic)66.122926.872
pop (not indie)66.022131.470
flirtatious (not prudish)66.061626.183
innocent (not worldly)65.922930.950
vanilla (not kinky)65.846933.630
explorer (not builder)65.853426.037
French (not Russian)65.653726.635
flamboyant (not modest)65.453831.742
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.442928.029
physical (not intellectual)65.337626.938
🥵 (not 🥶)65.150528.935
flourishing (not traumatized)65.019229.249
tailor (not blacksmith)65.074030.433
ludicrous (not sensible)64.940532.326
ironic (not profound)64.938526.543
hedonist (not monastic)64.745228.421
slow (not fast)64.617422.545
🥰 (not 🙃)64.454637.333
dorky (not cool)64.148631.835
wavering (not resolute)64.113027.027
foolish (not wise)63.841921.560
straight (not queer)63.8113432.533
🎩 (not 🧢)63.869435.356
outsider (not insider)63.754132.743
equitable (not hypocritical)63.661129.342
brave (not careful)63.484428.332
fortunate (not unlucky)63.143125.637
believable (not poorly-written)63.1144930.239
backdoor (not official)63.063029.935
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.076129.569
fixable (not unfixable)62.972327.034
vague (not precise)62.623629.427
🤔 (not 🤫)62.659534.927
unpolished (not eloquent)62.243627.826
manicured (not scruffy)62.198529.436
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.151327.940
modern (not historical)62.072530.633
refined (not rugged)61.980228.621
experimental (not reliable)61.953933.639
wooden (not plastic)61.9100629.444
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.889229.928
air (not earth)61.723831.838
dunce (not genius)61.527825.837
anxious (not calm)61.480528.134
🐀 (not 🐘)61.349831.922
hesitant (not decisive)61.228426.927
trusting (not charming)61.247028.635
sheltered (not street-smart)61.243033.036
enlightened (not lost)61.252332.346
obedient (not rebellious)61.147731.836
freak (not normie)61.173932.248
ignorant (not knowledgeable)61.028826.446
sexual (not asexual)60.8103326.740
biased (not impartial)60.6103929.837
unprepared (not hoarder)60.633528.340
avant-garde (not classical)60.646629.333
variable (not consistent)60.636236.046
serene (not pensive)60.58427.543
permanent (not transient)60.468334.528
desperate (not high standards)60.341525.152
high-tech (not low-tech)60.169231.734
deranged (not reasonable)60.153924.940
orange (not purple)60.054035.131
varied (not repetitive)59.932131.426
fresh (not stinky)59.9111629.436
washed (not muddy)59.895127.867
hipster (not basic)59.744231.934
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.768537.533
oxymoron (not tautology)59.760627.449
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.667330.525
tasteful (not lewd)59.5103428.626
compersive (not jealous)59.564626.128
wild (not tame)59.594831.753
straightforward (not cryptic)59.4108329.631
drop out (not valedictorian)59.447727.533
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.2108929.439
whippersnapper (not sage)59.258929.130
interrupting (not attentive)59.264532.347
rock (not rap)59.2148933.271
deep (not shallow)59.199127.536
civilized (not barbaric)59.0110826.842
weakass (not badass)58.932229.551
overachiever (not underachiever)58.9137128.146
emancipated (not enslaved)58.7114333.223
melee (not ranged)58.636229.627
moody (not stable)58.5107432.040
extreme (not moderate)58.5102233.555
gendered (not androgynous)58.5157828.732
communal (not individualist)58.541535.939
cocky (not timid)58.5121328.596
theist (not atheist)58.448427.223
confident (not insecure)58.0116229.044
slovenly (not stylish)57.947427.433
resourceful (not helpless)57.8147430.931
🤺 (not 🏌)57.8124535.127
decorative (not utilitarian)57.544933.625
vegan (not cannibal)57.582028.739
low IQ (not high IQ)57.422922.436
Pepsi (not Coke)57.440934.740
🐮 (not 🐷)57.092636.237
devout (not heathen)56.883829.429
lustful (not chaste)56.789127.127
diligent (not lazy)56.6160927.642
Greek (not Roman)56.645230.234
cooperative (not competitive)56.357135.327
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.337133.525
subjective (not objective)56.166431.736
reactive (not proactive)56.178234.375
philosophical (not real)55.938736.248
👻 (not 🤖)55.881934.629
rustic (not cultured)55.854627.674
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.644831.345
sheriff (not outlaw)55.483929.328
opinionated (not jealous)55.3141129.271
politically correct (not edgy)55.269029.245
frugal (not lavish)55.091926.527
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)55.059934.649
mild (not spicy)54.958631.552
mischievous (not well behaved)54.8102334.056
deviant (not average)54.7109332.334
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.759924.470
centrist (not radical)54.664530.066
autistic (not neurotypical)54.326526.430
extravagant (not thrifty)54.380232.334
aloof (not obsessed)54.233831.935
disreputable (not prestigious)54.256522.732
resistant (not resigned)54.0150933.024
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.0126530.038
slacker (not workaholic)53.937926.842
trendy (not vintage)53.943630.134
🧠 (not 💪)53.8129228.148
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)53.681625.622
arcane (not mainstream)53.5102833.027
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)53.584826.028
🎨 (not 🏀)53.3111933.142
introspective (not not introspective)53.0129632.432
overprepared (not efficient)53.033730.049
anarchist (not statist)52.981929.428
specialist (not generalist)52.8120329.730
noob (not pro)52.842131.233
princess (not queen)52.763538.776
cringeworthy (not inspiring)52.669428.336
demure (not vain)52.487230.735
libertarian (not socialist)52.3107135.423
apprentice (not master)52.361130.738
tardy (not on-time)52.261228.235
🐐 (not 🦒)52.0131636.131
incompetent (not competent)51.934027.229
thin (not thick)51.7116126.826
off-key (not musical)51.6106531.942
common sense (not analysis)51.672630.673
😏 (not 😬)51.3112233.825
everyman (not chosen one)51.381935.874
theoretical (not empirical)51.167737.334
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.161330.320
sporty (not bookish)51.173029.232
scandalous (not proper)51.197229.627
old (not young)50.173224.035
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.946032.435
natural-talent (not hard-work)50.165531.543
feminine (not masculine)50.678121.636
awkward (not charming)50.468326.436
opinionated (not neutral)50.4170730.749

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Olaf (0.889)
  2. Dory (0.859)
  3. Pinkie Pie (0.846)
  4. SpongeBob SquarePants (0.846)
  5. John Michael Dorian (0.845)
  6. Kimmy Schmidt (0.845)
  7. Kelly Erin Hannon (0.841)
  8. Troy Barnes (0.835)
  9. Aimee Gibbs (0.835)
  10. Winston Bishop (0.833)
  1. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.669)
  2. Squidward Tentacles (-0.662)
  3. Cho Sang-woo (-0.654)
  4. Sarah O'Brien (-0.652)
  5. Alexander Conklin (-0.647)
  6. Michael Groff (-0.645)
  7. Vicious (-0.638)
  8. Tywin Lannister (-0.633)
  9. Thomas Matthews (-0.632)
  10. Samuel Norton (-0.628)

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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