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Phil Dunphy Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 500 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
friendly (not unfriendly)94.1707.912
good-humored (not angry)94.198.739
prankster (not anti-prank)93.9369.312
soulful (not soulless)93.6278.242
kind (not cruel)93.5519.851
spirited (not lifeless)93.5536.78
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.42014.548
cheery (not sorrowful)93.198.943
heartfelt (not clinical)93.0259.411
expressive (not stoic)92.8219.429
emotional (not unemotional)92.33713.976
hugs (not handshakes)92.2428.36
soft (not hard)92.11111.945
touchy-feely (not distant)91.31614.1105
absentminded (not focused)91.21313.99
sunny (not gloomy)91.13116.141
😜 (not 🤐)90.75916.855
devoted (not unfaithful)90.714715.087
eager (not reluctant)90.52610.68
playful (not shy)90.111821.036
flower child (not goth)90.16311.081
pure (not debased)90.0159.541
euphoric (not resentful)89.7109.16
💝 (not 💔)89.61614.847
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.511618.636
soft (not hard)89.52410.349
playful (not serious)89.45614.636
chatty (not reserved)89.312314.835
cheery (not grumpy)89.38211.39
goofy (not unfrivolous)89.16913.212
romantic (not dispassionate)89.05715.463
emotional (not logical)88.94610.232
joyful (not miserable)88.93316.540
idealist (not realist)88.72313.248
supportive (not catty)88.78411.510
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)88.61813.559
lover (not fighter)88.62415.244
real (not fake)88.11709.27
loyal (not traitorous)87.838814.741
heroic (not villainous)87.721810.741
glad (not mad)87.63119.342
welcoming experience (not cringing away)87.64313.49
warm (not cold)87.49520.835
open-minded (not close-minded)87.34614.241
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)87.22620.075
social (not reclusive)86.98817.357
💃 (not 🧕)86.815119.746
funny (not humorless)86.513422.440
fantastical (not realistic)86.56120.965
sweet (not bitter)86.38124.341
trusting (not suspicious)86.13317.438
gullible (not cynical)86.13218.972
lenient (not strict)86.05312.236
love-focused (not money-focused)86.025717.789
clumsy (not coordinated)85.95214.740
goof-off (not studious)85.98318.666
open-book (not secretive)85.93514.763
hippie (not militaristic)85.8649.36
family-first (not work-first)85.712418.771
imaginative (not practical)85.65921.479
motivated (not unmotivated)85.660219.6104
🐿 (not 🦇)85.46417.947
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.214419.550
positive (not negative)85.212711.86
expressive (not monotone)85.018923.4100
gentle (not harsh)85.013210.76
intuitive (not analytical)84.95928.09
white knight (not bad boy)84.810414.476
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.625422.243
one-faced (not two-faced)84.419121.347
warm (not quarrelsome)84.36515.638
innovative (not routine)84.311911.610
oblivious (not alert)84.25418.343
egalitarian (not racist)84.247915.035
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)84.212914.08
vibrant (not geriatric)84.118117.047
involved (not remote)84.19517.033
cheesy (not chic)84.15618.5101
outgoing (not withdrawn)83.921119.48
whimsical (not rational)83.69120.178
sensitive (not thick-skinned)83.66718.047
extrovert (not introvert)83.521724.137
yes-man (not contrarian)83.52322.671
accepting (not judgemental)83.210527.534
multicolored (not monochrome)83.210525.539
vulnerable (not armoured)83.12916.267
protagonist (not antagonist)83.127924.483
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.627924.236
bubbly (not flat)82.617622.38
feeler (not thinker)82.518212.36
energetic (not mellow)82.221519.58
random (not pointed)82.16016.736
weird (not normal)82.021717.856
creative (not conventional)82.018320.773
chaotic (not orderly)81.922319.665
meek (not bossy)81.85414.450
not genocidal (not genocidal)81.638626.783
complimentary (not insulting)81.513723.133
summer (not winter)81.320024.082
people-person (not things-person)81.316615.67
altruistic (not selfish)81.218919.147
forgiving (not vengeful)81.116822.941
believing (not questioning)81.15225.210
angelic (not demonic)81.020222.943
zebra (not lion)81.013315.78
loud (not quiet)80.932121.735
treasure (not trash)80.954920.732
ADHD (not OCD)80.911420.132
blissful (not haunted)80.73818.873
creationist (not evolutionist)80.7249.46
juvenile (not mature)80.615416.952
happy (not sad)80.67925.942
😇 (not 😈)80.519624.536
often crying (not never cries)80.510021.885
🥳 (not 🥴)80.35223.944
interesting (not tiresome)80.130623.443
nurturing (not poisonous)80.130020.946
generous (not stingy)80.024223.452
dog person (not cat person)80.014528.788
giving (not receiving)80.024522.776
🤠 (not 🤑)79.918025.344
zany (not regular)79.920918.840
submissive (not dominant)79.712218.541
wholesome (not salacious)79.724425.840
quirky (not predictable)79.712925.299
creator (not consumer)79.623722.08
bear (not wolf)79.68211.15
exaggerating (not factual)79.624720.545
🎃 (not 💀)79.59024.245
gregarious (not private)79.212719.744
curious (not apathetic)79.128124.545
pacifist (not ferocious)79.110117.837
humble (not arrogant)79.016219.443
😎 (not 🧐)79.025727.734
🐒 (not 🐩)79.09027.837
hopeful (not fearful)79.027220.611
freelance (not corporate)78.837322.860
bold (not serious)78.723822.860
existentialist (not nihilist)78.73421.346
nonpolitical (not political)78.65425.231
bright (not depressed)78.514124.239
🌟 (not 💩)78.564031.042
respectful (not rude)78.437120.554
abstract (not concrete)78.310123.259
😀 (not 😭)78.314231.139
smooth (not rough)78.210122.046
epic (not deep)78.26618.639
lighthearted (not intense)78.17929.947
empath (not psychopath)78.041523.647
blessed (not cursed)78.07523.68
twitchy (not still)77.828420.246
instinctual (not reasoned)77.825425.340
innocent (not jaded)77.710625.075
photographer (not physicist)77.727021.27
open (not guarded)77.58121.939
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)77.439323.774
pack rat (not minimalist)77.28819.628
interested (not bored)77.136024.339
exuberant (not subdued)77.029626.630
comedic (not dramatic)77.08627.145
awkward (not suspicious)76.912120.850
🧗 (not 🛌)76.945826.947
spontaneous (not deliberate)76.819827.830
metaphorical (not literal)76.84924.734
pronatalist (not child free)76.78526.929
folksy (not presidential)76.618023.742
transparent (not machiavellian)76.69429.575
follower (not leader)76.621327.19
artistic (not scientific)76.528923.864
giggling (not chortling)76.55926.355
original (not cliché)76.420019.38
first-mate (not captain)76.233922.641
loose (not tight)76.213325.660
crazy (not sane)75.930218.436
tall (not short)75.636418.9154
beautiful (not ugly)75.597222.936
👟 (not 🥾)75.419729.348
snoops (not minds-own-business)75.464323.49
feminist (not sexist)75.470021.831
codependent (not independent)75.216525.734
🦄 (not 🐴)75.223734.130
chill (not offended)75.212222.053
ambitious (not realistic)75.139620.333
enchanting (not disturbing)75.142724.37
astonishing (not methodical)74.910526.150
grateful (not entitled)74.926220.352
trolling (not triggered)74.97727.340
loveable (not punchable)74.743926.150
sweet (not savory)74.725621.110
go-getter (not slugabed)74.688622.545
honorable (not cunning)74.538125.851
genuine (not sarcastic)74.531030.656
persistent (not quitter)74.3140429.631
delicate (not coarse)74.317928.27
flexible (not rigid)74.214927.236
intimate (not formal)74.024126.252
literary (not mathematical)73.829122.836
healthy (not sickly)73.768123.344
naive (not paranoid)73.711125.789
easy (not uptight)73.621731.78
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.537925.435
woke (not problematic)73.225014.16
privileged (not oppressed)73.165827.842
democratic (not authoritarian)73.027428.151
English (not German)72.983625.344
morning lark (not night owl)72.817527.943
gatherer (not hunter)72.832223.240
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.740730.069
relaxed (not tense)72.510527.342
roundabout (not direct)72.56627.150
accommodating (not stubborn)72.510333.454
frenzied (not sleepy)72.471723.451
long-winded (not concise)72.415025.272
bold (not shy)72.2117726.039
puny (not mighty)72.211123.559
sugarcoated (not frank)72.23428.377
🤣 (not 😊)72.220334.259
clean (not perverted)72.271523.946
spiritual (not skeptical)72.113722.536
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)72.129825.747
main character (not side character)72.057628.8113
disorganized (not self-disciplined)71.922926.634
domestic (not industrial)71.918230.849
unassuming (not pretentious)71.915429.141
beta (not alpha)71.729327.163
📈 (not 📉)71.636329.641
chivalrous (not businesslike)71.629225.873
metrosexual (not macho)71.639223.245
active (not slothful)71.5109823.066
forward (not repressed)71.549822.88
circular (not linear)71.412426.843
impulsive (not cautious)71.450029.130
liberal (not conservative)71.352330.643
nerd (not jock)71.166531.235
sincere (not irreverent)71.173730.99
simple (not complicated)71.010931.130
crafty (not scholarly)71.056223.938
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.036327.650
important (not irrelevant)70.8115428.447
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.848627.636
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.812629.247
doer (not thinker)70.656330.846
unchallenging (not demanding)70.69428.840
passive (not assertive)70.513129.837
nice (not naughty)70.347033.58
water (not fire)70.229128.141
meaningful (not pointless)70.297423.711
blind (not all-seeing)70.225326.210
western (not eastern)70.238631.850
gamer (not non-gamer)70.124530.244
overspender (not penny-pincher)70.132625.046
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.038631.045
progressive (not old-fashioned)69.947231.010
resists change (not likes change)69.870127.38
utopian (not dystopian)69.727930.47
extraordinary (not mundane)69.679130.644
unorthodox (not traditional)69.560532.435
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.563724.640
🤡 (not 👽)69.522331.439
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.559428.150
moist (not dry)69.523522.936
disarming (not creepy)69.481626.641
plays hard (not works hard)69.327826.942
wired (not tired)69.052622.76
Italian (not Swedish)68.937324.833
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.850623.460
driven (not unambitious)68.7143227.636
gossiping (not confidential)68.533127.355
always down (not picky)68.513830.984
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)68.527621.46
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.131027.436
messy (not neat)68.039923.652
🥰 (not 🙃)68.043435.140
explorer (not builder)67.850326.653
unobservant (not perceptive)67.811629.732
poetic (not factual)67.831329.746
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)67.865320.36
flawed (not perfect)67.788229.59
dorky (not cool)67.643131.549
flimsy (not sturdy)67.620425.049
legit (not scrub)67.4102926.239
gracious (not feisty)67.317030.837
attractive (not repulsive)67.2113525.843
fantasy-prone (not grounded)67.258333.55
preppy (not punk rock)67.174729.934
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)67.165831.710
human (not animalistic)67.0103728.535
flirtatious (not prudish)67.061726.186
awkward (not comfortable)66.942927.58
indiscreet (not tactful)66.721229.143
prideful (not envious)66.796826.756
inappropriate (not seemly)66.746927.36
innocent (not worldly)66.423631.053
🥵 (not 🥶)66.251027.739
pop (not indie)66.123431.576
urban (not rural)66.094622.732
hypochondriac (not stoic)65.925627.175
natural (not mechanical)65.660030.37
physical (not intellectual)65.539927.644
vanilla (not kinky)65.452132.737
outsider (not insider)65.350532.452
apologetic (not proud)65.315823.86
stable (not unstable)65.247322.96
foolish (not wise)65.142121.664
tailor (not blacksmith)64.979930.835
buffoon (not charmer)64.927530.18
slow (not fast)64.818122.250
patient (not impatient)64.837532.140
wavering (not resolute)64.812626.742
believable (not poorly-written)64.8148730.441
entrepreneur (not employee)64.887229.29
flourishing (not traumatized)64.621429.352
earthly (not divine)64.684017.97
flamboyant (not modest)64.560231.747
modern (not historical)64.469730.137
French (not Russian)64.463826.041
vague (not precise)64.320726.636
childlike (not parental)64.163818.77
rich (not poor)64.083920.545
leisurely (not hurried)64.034229.445
indulgent (not sober)63.868729.056
🎩 (not 🧢)63.774635.058
ironic (not profound)63.647127.346
experience-oriented (not goal-oriented)63.639139.37
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)63.657731.29
strong identity (not social chameleon)63.6117531.210
equitable (not hypocritical)63.466928.852
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.480030.273
small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary)63.132126.97
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.054329.034
technophile (not luddite)62.947431.255
orange (not purple)62.846334.035
avant-garde (not classical)62.744029.445
dunce (not genius)62.528225.343
insightful (not generic)62.5111037.110
sloppy (not fussy)62.519329.911
🤔 (not 🤫)62.465735.429
good-manners (not bad-manners)62.3104024.26
activist (not nonpartisan)62.394326.29
fortunate (not unlucky)62.247325.938
air (not earth)62.224831.142
fulfilled (not unfulfilled)62.036122.77
chronically single (not serial dater)61.997624.58
wild (not tame)61.795831.560
freak (not normie)61.777931.850
ignorant (not knowledgeable)61.629726.449
wooden (not plastic)61.6110728.946
communist (not capitalist)61.646730.67
can't-fix-anything (not handy)61.242336.36
hesitant (not decisive)61.130827.833
hedonist (not monastic)61.066429.145
sheltered (not street-smart)60.749032.444
anxious (not calm)60.692429.039
gendered (not androgynous)60.6163729.138
serene (not pensive)60.68727.645
high-tech (not low-tech)60.471831.340
subjective (not objective)60.449931.569
experimental (not reliable)60.464634.451
sexual (not asexual)60.3112926.641
overachiever (not underachiever)60.3141828.348
straight edge (not junkie)60.2122728.710
obedient (not rebellious)60.152632.048
🐀 (not 🐘)60.159532.131
civilized (not barbaric)60.0117127.947
world traveler (not homebody)60.086334.77
oxymoron (not tautology)59.761427.449
trusting (not charming)59.656228.943
variable (not consistent)59.644335.749
desperate (not high standards)59.648225.553
compersive (not jealous)59.569627.330
philosophical (not real)59.530433.981
manicured (not scruffy)59.5112527.657
unprepared (not hoarder)59.440330.249
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.475536.844
washed (not muddy)59.4105927.771
self-improving (not self-destructive)59.363528.144
prying (not unmeddlesome)59.3130622.56
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.2115429.947
nonconformist (not social climber)59.291414.46
deranged (not reasonable)59.161724.846
interrupting (not attentive)59.070132.048
gluttonous (not moderate)59.059027.57
engineerial (not lawyerly)59.057114.55
extreme (not moderate)58.9110433.057
weakass (not badass)58.934529.551
varied (not repetitive)58.839431.959
fixable (not unfixable)58.6100627.640
cocky (not timid)58.6131027.9101
moody (not stable)58.5115732.351
rock (not rap)58.5163133.874
confident (not insecure)58.3122828.946
permanent (not transient)58.383332.243
communal (not individualist)58.247334.257
dolphin (not kangaroo)58.266934.810
unpolished (not eloquent)58.158628.657
vegan (not cannibal)58.187229.146
devout (not heathen)58.085231.155
decorative (not utilitarian)57.948332.541
cooperative (not competitive)57.859334.930
blue (not red)57.882428.26
jovial (not noble)57.851426.811
Pepsi (not Coke)57.643634.747
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)57.569919.88
brave (not careful)57.4114929.339
enlightened (not lost)57.468732.951
socialist (not libertarian)57.331134.255
straight (not queer)57.3143032.648
backdoor (not official)57.291131.464
deep (not shallow)57.2116926.645
fresh (not stinky)57.2127529.741
writer (not reader)57.272937.56
slovenly (not stylish)57.154427.839
sheriff (not outlaw)57.186330.834
🐮 (not 🐷)57.199135.845
biased (not impartial)57.0136530.152
emancipated (not enslaved)57.0130231.141
resourceful (not helpless)57.0161030.535
low IQ (not high IQ)56.924822.849
tasteful (not lewd)56.8120927.465
👻 (not 🤖)56.785635.035
glamorous (not spartan)56.769124.811
diligent (not lazy)56.5173628.054
anarchist (not statist)56.576730.860
hipster (not basic)56.458731.941
🤺 (not 🏌)56.4140335.667
manic (not mild)56.4112133.85
mild (not spicy)56.358731.854
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.3123133.063
ludicrous (not sensible)56.265734.940
reactive (not proactive)56.286834.279
aloof (not obsessed)56.029632.238
politically correct (not edgy)56.070529.048
drop out (not valedictorian)56.058927.439
whippersnapper (not sage)55.980031.340
opinionated (not jealous)55.9150729.173
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.8131229.846
rustic (not cultured)55.759427.978
cassanova (not love shy)55.787836.47
insomniac (not slumbering)55.6139530.99
Greek (not Roman)55.555730.435
lowbrow (not highbrow)55.449829.253
melee (not ranged)55.454229.746
resistant (not resigned)55.3157632.531
thin (not thick)55.2112527.332
disreputable (not prestigious)55.255824.959
unannoying (not annoying)55.284230.813
low self esteem (not narcissistic)55.064324.471
extravagant (not thrifty)55.083132.135
autistic (not neurotypical)54.931030.040
theist (not atheist)54.864828.032
centrist (not radical)54.768929.668
demure (not vain)54.487329.542
🧠 (not 💪)54.4138427.552
unstirring (not quivering)54.4133026.47
refined (not rugged)54.2108828.934
arcane (not mainstream)54.2108532.629
sheepish (not smug)54.247023.86
trendy (not vintage)53.946830.836
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.862534.153
deviant (not average)53.7122631.637
hygienic (not gross)53.6156821.18
awkward (not charming)53.566926.842
mischievous (not well behaved)53.5113834.459
specialist (not generalist)53.5125029.733
🐐 (not 🦒)53.5134734.837
straightforward (not cryptic)53.4146032.142
frugal (not lavish)53.4107629.159
off target (not accurate)53.451728.49
young (not old)53.2125425.146
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.0102533.642
not introspective (not introspective)53.051834.147
sporty (not bookish)52.975129.941
empirical (not theoretical)52.8114836.943
overprepared (not efficient)52.838031.256
common sense (not analysis)52.873631.180
maverick (not conformist)52.8138137.410
tardy (not on-time)52.664728.038
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.5103729.752
slacker (not workaholic)52.544627.351
princess (not queen)52.571438.481
lustful (not chaste)52.4112627.636
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)52.470834.154
chill (not sassy)52.347930.69
incompetent (not competent)52.236225.540
🎨 (not 🏀)52.0124933.144
noob (not pro)51.848131.635
hard-work (not natural-talent)51.7135931.151
masculine (not feminine)51.6123322.538
master (not apprentice)51.5135731.351
inspiring (not cringeworthy)51.4124528.247
everyman (not chosen one)51.389135.476
😬 (not 😏)51.282535.432
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.1135532.852
neutral (not opinionated)51.123031.051
musical (not off-key)51.088031.451
popular (not rejected)51.0105218.28
underthinker (not overthinker)50.947836.113
proper (not scandalous)50.4102529.331
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.451031.938
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)50.598227.548

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 (0.888)
  2. Dory (0.862)
  3. SpongeBob SquarePants (0.853)
  4. Kimmy Schmidt (0.846)
  5. Pinkie Pie (0.845)
  6. Aimee Gibbs (0.831)
  7. Winston Bishop (0.83)
  8. Troy Barnes (0.828)
  9. Donkey (0.828)
  10. John Michael Dorian (0.826)
  1. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.673)
  2. Cho Sang-woo (-0.665)
  3. Squidward Tentacles (-0.659)
  4. Sarah O'Brien (-0.649)
  5. Uma Heller (-0.649)
  6. Alexander Conklin (-0.648)
  7. Thomas Matthews (-0.648)
  8. Michael Groff (-0.643)
  9. Vicious (-0.64)
  10. Samuel Norton (-0.636)

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

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


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