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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 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
good-humored (not angry)94.198.739
soulful (not soulless)93.9228.240
kind (not cruel)93.54510.049
soft (not hard)93.549.440
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.41814.548
cheery (not sorrowful)93.188.943
expressive (not stoic)92.8199.429
emotional (not unemotional)92.33513.976
touchy-feely (not distant)91.31614.1105
sunny (not gloomy)91.12916.141
😜 (not 🤐)90.75616.855
devoted (not unfaithful)90.714215.087
playful (not shy)90.111121.036
flower child (not goth)90.16111.081
pure (not debased)90.0149.541
💝 (not 💔)89.91315.144
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.510918.636
soft (not hard)89.52310.349
playful (not serious)89.45114.636
chatty (not reserved)89.311614.835
romantic (not dispassionate)89.05415.463
emotional (not logical)88.94510.232
joyful (not miserable)88.93116.540
idealist (not realist)88.71913.248
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)88.61713.559
lover (not fighter)88.62315.244
loyal (not traitorous)87.837414.741
heroic (not villainous)87.720910.741
glad (not mad)87.62919.342
warm (not cold)87.49120.835
open-minded (not close-minded)87.34514.241
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)87.22220.075
social (not reclusive)86.98317.357
💃 (not 🧕)86.913920.144
funny (not humorless)86.512722.440
fantastical (not realistic)86.55820.965
sweet (not bitter)86.37524.341
trusting (not suspicious)86.13017.438
gullible (not cynical)86.13218.972
lenient (not strict)86.04912.236
love-focused (not money-focused)86.024517.789
clumsy (not coordinated)85.95014.740
goof-off (not studious)85.97918.666
open-book (not secretive)85.93114.763
family-first (not work-first)85.712018.771
imaginative (not practical)85.65721.479
motivated (not unmotivated)85.658019.6104
🐿 (not 🦇)85.45917.947
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.213719.550
expressive (not monotone)85.017523.4100
warm (not quarrelsome)84.85615.537
white knight (not bad boy)84.89814.476
oblivious (not alert)84.74718.242
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.624622.243
one-faced (not two-faced)84.418021.347
egalitarian (not racist)84.245615.035
vibrant (not geriatric)84.117017.047
involved (not remote)84.18517.033
cheesy (not chic)84.15518.5101
whimsical (not rational)83.68620.178
sensitive (not thick-skinned)83.66218.047
extrovert (not introvert)83.520724.137
yes-man (not contrarian)83.52022.671
accepting (not judgemental)83.210127.534
multicolored (not monochrome)83.29725.539
vulnerable (not armoured)83.12916.267
protagonist (not antagonist)83.126424.483
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.626624.236
random (not pointed)82.15716.736
weird (not normal)82.020517.856
creative (not conventional)82.017220.773
meek (not bossy)81.85314.450
complimentary (not insulting)81.612724.230
chaotic (not orderly)81.621420.061
not genocidal (not genocidal)81.636226.783
summer (not winter)81.319424.082
altruistic (not selfish)81.218119.147
forgiving (not vengeful)81.115922.941
angelic (not demonic)81.019222.943
treasure (not trash)80.953020.732
ADHD (not OCD)80.910320.132
blissful (not haunted)80.73618.873
juvenile (not mature)80.614716.952
loud (not quiet)80.631122.033
happy (not sad)80.67625.942
😇 (not 😈)80.518624.536
often crying (not never cries)80.59421.885
🥳 (not 🥴)80.34523.944
interesting (not tiresome)80.129023.443
nurturing (not poisonous)80.128520.946
🤠 (not 🤑)80.116925.842
generous (not stingy)80.023223.452
dog person (not cat person)80.014328.788
giving (not receiving)80.023722.776
zany (not regular)79.920018.840
submissive (not dominant)79.711818.541
quirky (not predictable)79.712525.299
🐒 (not 🐩)79.67528.435
exaggerating (not factual)79.623620.545
🎃 (not 💀)79.58824.245
wholesome (not salacious)79.424926.438
gregarious (not private)79.212319.744
curious (not apathetic)79.126324.545
pacifist (not ferocious)79.19817.837
humble (not arrogant)79.015619.443
😎 (not 🧐)79.024227.734
😀 (not 😭)79.011931.238
freelance (not corporate)78.835522.860
bold (not serious)78.722222.860
existentialist (not nihilist)78.72721.346
nonpolitical (not political)78.65125.231
bright (not depressed)78.513724.239
🌟 (not 💩)78.561331.042
respectful (not rude)78.435620.554
abstract (not concrete)78.39523.259
smooth (not rough)78.29722.046
epic (not deep)78.26618.639
lighthearted (not intense)78.17929.947
empath (not psychopath)78.039423.647
twitchy (not still)77.826720.246
instinctual (not reasoned)77.823825.340
innocent (not jaded)77.710125.075
open (not guarded)77.67722.138
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)77.437323.774
pack rat (not minimalist)77.28119.628
interested (not bored)77.133724.339
exuberant (not subdued)77.028326.630
comedic (not dramatic)77.08027.145
🧗 (not 🛌)76.943726.947
spontaneous (not deliberate)76.818927.830
metaphorical (not literal)76.84724.734
pronatalist (not child free)76.77826.929
feminist (not sexist)76.762120.929
awkward (not suspicious)76.612021.246
folksy (not presidential)76.617623.742
transparent (not machiavellian)76.69129.575
artistic (not scientific)76.527023.864
giggling (not chortling)76.55526.355
first-mate (not captain)76.232622.641
loose (not tight)76.212525.660
crazy (not sane)75.928218.436
tall (not short)75.634718.9154
beautiful (not ugly)75.592522.936
👟 (not 🥾)75.418929.348
codependent (not independent)75.215925.734
🦄 (not 🐴)75.222234.130
chill (not offended)75.212222.053
ambitious (not realistic)75.137520.333
astonishing (not methodical)74.910026.150
grateful (not entitled)74.925620.352
trolling (not triggered)74.97427.340
loveable (not punchable)74.742126.150
go-getter (not slugabed)74.684122.545
honorable (not cunning)74.537025.851
genuine (not sarcastic)74.530030.656
persistent (not quitter)74.3134129.631
flexible (not rigid)74.214127.236
intimate (not formal)74.022926.252
literary (not mathematical)73.827322.836
healthy (not sickly)73.765923.643
naive (not paranoid)73.710925.789
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.535225.435
privileged (not oppressed)73.163927.842
democratic (not authoritarian)73.026128.151
English (not German)72.979525.344
gatherer (not hunter)72.831323.240
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.738830.069
relaxed (not tense)72.510227.342
roundabout (not direct)72.56127.150
accommodating (not stubborn)72.510133.454
frenzied (not sleepy)72.468723.451
long-winded (not concise)72.414125.272
puny (not mighty)72.210923.559
sugarcoated (not frank)72.23128.377
🤣 (not 😊)72.218934.259
clean (not perverted)72.268123.946
spiritual (not skeptical)72.113122.536
morning lark (not night owl)72.117828.042
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)72.129125.747
main character (not side character)72.054328.8113
disorganized (not self-disciplined)71.921426.634
domestic (not industrial)71.916930.849
unassuming (not pretentious)71.914829.141
beta (not alpha)71.728027.163
📈 (not 📉)71.633829.641
chivalrous (not businesslike)71.628325.873
metrosexual (not macho)71.637223.245
active (not slothful)71.5105123.066
bold (not shy)71.4115626.038
circular (not linear)71.411326.843
impulsive (not cautious)71.447129.130
nerd (not jock)71.162931.235
simple (not complicated)71.010331.130
crafty (not scholarly)71.052923.938
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.034527.347
important (not irrelevant)70.8110228.447
liberal (not conservative)70.851831.739
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.846227.636
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.811729.247
doer (not thinker)70.653730.846
unchallenging (not demanding)70.69328.840
passive (not assertive)70.512529.837
water (not fire)70.227828.141
western (not eastern)70.236631.850
gamer (not non-gamer)70.123630.244
overspender (not penny-pincher)70.131225.046
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.036931.045
extraordinary (not mundane)69.675630.644
unorthodox (not traditional)69.557332.435
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.561124.640
🤡 (not 👽)69.521331.439
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.556728.150
moist (not dry)69.521922.936
disarming (not creepy)69.478426.641
plays hard (not works hard)69.326026.942
Italian (not Swedish)68.936124.833
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.847623.460
driven (not unambitious)68.7137227.636
gossiping (not confidential)68.530727.355
always down (not picky)68.513830.984
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.129027.436
🥰 (not 🙃)68.041635.140
messy (not neat)67.938123.851
explorer (not builder)67.848026.653
unobservant (not perceptive)67.811029.732
poetic (not factual)67.829829.746
flimsy (not sturdy)67.619425.049
legit (not scrub)67.499326.239
gracious (not feisty)67.316230.837
attractive (not repulsive)67.2108225.843
preppy (not punk rock)67.172229.934
human (not animalistic)67.098829.033
dorky (not cool)67.042932.146
flirtatious (not prudish)67.059426.186
indiscreet (not tactful)66.719929.143
prideful (not envious)66.792626.756
innocent (not worldly)66.423031.053
physical (not intellectual)66.235827.543
🥵 (not 🥶)66.248027.739
pop (not indie)66.122131.576
urban (not rural)66.089722.732
hypochondriac (not stoic)65.924027.175
outsider (not insider)65.348532.452
vague (not precise)65.218326.535
patient (not impatient)65.134831.538
foolish (not wise)65.140021.664
tailor (not blacksmith)64.976630.835
wavering (not resolute)64.811926.742
believable (not poorly-written)64.8141830.441
indulgent (not sober)64.664129.353
flourishing (not traumatized)64.620929.352
flamboyant (not modest)64.557731.747
vanilla (not kinky)64.552833.135
slow (not fast)64.418622.248
modern (not historical)64.466630.137
French (not Russian)64.460026.041
rich (not poor)64.080220.545
leisurely (not hurried)64.033229.445
🎩 (not 🧢)63.771235.058
ironic (not profound)63.644227.346
equitable (not hypocritical)63.464828.852
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.476730.273
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.051829.034
technophile (not luddite)62.945031.255
orange (not purple)62.844034.035
avant-garde (not classical)62.741129.445
dunce (not genius)62.527325.343
🤔 (not 🤫)62.462835.429
fortunate (not unlucky)62.246125.938
air (not earth)62.223531.142
wild (not tame)61.791231.560
freak (not normie)61.773831.850
ignorant (not knowledgeable)61.628826.449
wooden (not plastic)61.6105028.946
anxious (not calm)61.483728.938
hesitant (not decisive)61.129427.833
hedonist (not monastic)61.062129.145
sheltered (not street-smart)60.747132.444
gendered (not androgynous)60.6156729.138
serene (not pensive)60.68527.645
high-tech (not low-tech)60.468931.340
subjective (not objective)60.446831.569
experimental (not reliable)60.460834.451
sexual (not asexual)60.3108026.641
overachiever (not underachiever)60.3136428.348
civilized (not barbaric)60.0112627.947
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.069437.240
trusting (not charming)59.753829.541
oxymoron (not tautology)59.757827.449
variable (not consistent)59.641535.749
desperate (not high standards)59.645625.553
compersive (not jealous)59.566927.330
philosophical (not real)59.529233.981
manicured (not scruffy)59.5108627.657
unprepared (not hoarder)59.438630.249
washed (not muddy)59.4101027.771
obedient (not rebellious)59.352432.145
self-improving (not self-destructive)59.360928.144
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.2111629.947
deranged (not reasonable)59.157524.846
🐀 (not 🐘)59.159932.330
interrupting (not attentive)59.067032.048
extreme (not moderate)58.9104533.057
weakass (not badass)58.932929.551
varied (not repetitive)58.837231.959
fixable (not unfixable)58.695527.640
cocky (not timid)58.6125827.9101
moody (not stable)58.5109832.351
rock (not rap)58.5156433.874
confident (not insecure)58.3118228.946
permanent (not transient)58.379832.243
communal (not individualist)58.244934.257
unpolished (not eloquent)58.155828.657
vegan (not cannibal)58.183129.146
devout (not heathen)58.081231.155
decorative (not utilitarian)57.945632.541
cooperative (not competitive)57.857234.930
Pepsi (not Coke)57.641534.747
brave (not careful)57.4109729.339
enlightened (not lost)57.465332.951
socialist (not libertarian)57.329434.255
straight (not queer)57.3136832.648
backdoor (not official)57.286231.464
deep (not shallow)57.2110526.645
fresh (not stinky)57.2121829.741
slovenly (not stylish)57.151827.839
sheriff (not outlaw)57.182730.834
biased (not impartial)57.0130130.152
emancipated (not enslaved)57.0125131.141
resourceful (not helpless)57.0154630.535
low IQ (not high IQ)56.923822.849
tasteful (not lewd)56.8115527.465
hipster (not basic)56.854832.339
🐮 (not 🐷)56.897236.242
👻 (not 🤖)56.781235.035
anarchist (not statist)56.572730.860
🤺 (not 🏌)56.4133735.667
mild (not spicy)56.356431.854
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.3117033.063
diligent (not lazy)56.2166428.253
ludicrous (not sensible)56.262234.940
reactive (not proactive)56.281834.279
whippersnapper (not sage)56.174131.437
aloof (not obsessed)56.028232.238
politically correct (not edgy)56.067629.048
resistant (not resigned)56.0147632.830
drop out (not valedictorian)56.055427.439
opinionated (not jealous)55.9144329.173
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.8125229.846
rustic (not cultured)55.756827.978
Greek (not Roman)55.553630.435
lowbrow (not highbrow)55.447729.253
melee (not ranged)55.450229.746
thin (not thick)55.2107627.332
disreputable (not prestigious)55.253524.959
low self esteem (not narcissistic)55.060524.471
extravagant (not thrifty)55.080032.135
autistic (not neurotypical)54.927730.040
theist (not atheist)54.861528.032
centrist (not radical)54.766429.668
demure (not vain)54.483330.140
refined (not rugged)54.2104228.934
arcane (not mainstream)54.2103432.629
🧠 (not 💪)54.1132627.651
trendy (not vintage)53.944930.836
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.859534.153
deviant (not average)53.7116931.637
awkward (not charming)53.563326.842
mischievous (not well behaved)53.5107634.459
specialist (not generalist)53.5119129.733
🐐 (not 🦒)53.5128434.837
straightforward (not cryptic)53.4140032.142
frugal (not lavish)53.4103029.159
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.097733.642
sporty (not bookish)52.971829.941
empirical (not theoretical)52.8108636.943
overprepared (not efficient)52.835731.256
common sense (not analysis)52.870031.180
incompetent (not competent)52.733625.937
tardy (not on-time)52.662228.038
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.599129.752
slacker (not workaholic)52.542827.351
princess (not queen)52.566738.481
lustful (not chaste)52.4108227.636
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)52.467934.154
🎨 (not 🏀)52.0118933.144
young (not old)51.8122824.143
noob (not pro)51.845831.635
hard-work (not natural-talent)51.7129331.151
masculine (not feminine)51.6118022.538
inspiring (not cringeworthy)51.4119628.247
everyman (not chosen one)51.384335.476
😬 (not 😏)51.277735.432
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.1130132.852
neutral (not opinionated)51.122131.051
master (not apprentice)51.0131431.249
musical (not off-key)51.083531.451
not introspective (not introspective)50.955833.744
proper (not scandalous)50.497629.331
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.448631.938
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)50.593827.548

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 (0.894)
  2. Dory (0.866)
  3. SpongeBob SquarePants (0.859)
  4. Kimmy Schmidt (0.851)
  5. Pinkie Pie (0.849)
  6. John Michael Dorian (0.849)
  7. Kelly Erin Hannon (0.841)
  8. Aimee Gibbs (0.84)
  9. Troy Barnes (0.838)
  10. Donkey (0.837)
  1. Squidward Tentacles (-0.679)
  2. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.676)
  3. Cho Sang-woo (-0.667)
  4. Sarah O'Brien (-0.658)
  5. Alexander Conklin (-0.655)
  6. Vicious (-0.648)
  7. Michael Groff (-0.648)
  8. Thomas Matthews (-0.644)
  9. Tywin Lannister (-0.643)
  10. Doc (-0.64)

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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