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Perry Cox Descriptive Personality Statistics

Perry Cox is a character from Scrubs.

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
cynical (not gullible)95.329.315
skeptical (not spiritual)94.058.546
alpha (not beta)93.8329.376
cocky (not timid)93.34117.224
bossy (not meek)93.2449.365
insulting (not complimentary)93.01011.440
opinionated (not neutral)92.56316.273
masculine (not feminine)92.08710.240
sarcastic (not genuine)91.91514.956
competent (not incompetent)91.79615.162
demanding (not unchallenging)91.57715.083
captain (not first-mate)91.15913.753
stubborn (not accommodating)90.87412.976
armoured (not vulnerable)90.21611.540
🏀 (not 🎨)90.2269.859
bold (not shy)90.123312.248
pro (not noob)89.913216.889
impatient (not patient)89.76010.166
assertive (not passive)89.68121.043
judgemental (not accepting)89.57916.237
resourceful (not helpless)89.216315.251
worldly (not innocent)88.75612.157
never cries (not often crying)88.75715.422
frank (not sugarcoated)88.68319.516
coordinated (not clumsy)88.213916.233
fire (not water)88.18417.663
high IQ (not low IQ)87.728717.760
jaded (not innocent)87.79311.330
rebellious (not obedient)87.617018.441
master (not apprentice)87.617414.548
decisive (not hesitant)87.310116.048
narcissistic (not low self esteem)87.311321.233
dominant (not submissive)86.922822.271
badass (not weakass)86.829517.264
competitive (not cooperative)86.721422.441
hard (not soft)86.68813.951
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)86.66422.189
perceptive (not unobservant)86.526317.945
persistent (not quitter)86.452116.170
practical (not imaginative)86.35917.354
atheist (not theist)86.22916.938
intense (not lighthearted)86.216818.849
arrogant (not humble)86.118616.136
scientific (not artistic)86.09214.547
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.02720.138
realist (not idealist)86.02319.871
feisty (not gracious)85.911013.765
guarded (not open)85.818123.725
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.76224.347
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.621717.740
tall (not short)85.57911.153
independent (not codependent)85.213623.624
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.222521.636
haunted (not blissful)85.210517.680
extreme (not moderate)85.019714.366
important (not irrelevant)85.031219.292
mad (not glad)85.07715.177
distant (not touchy-feely)84.6849.916
rude (not respectful)84.58916.969
quarrelsome (not warm)84.315720.952
authoritarian (not democratic)84.110920.146
moody (not stable)83.620516.336
straight (not queer)83.626723.941
believable (not poorly-written)83.612420.734
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.47725.450
ferocious (not pacifist)83.320418.647
gloomy (not sunny)83.210613.149
direct (not roundabout)83.019026.331
driven (not unambitious)82.654618.154
rigid (not flexible)82.511018.836
vain (not demure)82.313324.650
miserable (not joyful)82.312216.264
alert (not oblivious)82.123821.078
mischievous (not well behaved)81.930917.547
complicated (not simple)81.822916.847
prideful (not envious)81.79322.179
spicy (not mild)81.723422.572
strict (not lenient)81.618119.252
reclusive (not social)81.69118.362
individualist (not communal)81.516718.738
pointed (not random)81.330922.769
tense (not relaxed)81.233617.230
high standards (not desperate)81.118020.287
genius (not dunce)81.026919.098
workaholic (not slacker)81.055023.053
chortling (not giggling)81.07323.532
cold (not warm)80.716118.534
wise (not foolish)80.716218.552
interrupting (not attentive)80.614522.658
loud (not quiet)80.627623.145
paranoid (not naive)80.67317.923
suspicious (not trusting)80.523018.739
opinionated (not jealous)80.417930.618
hunter (not gatherer)80.423523.151
sturdy (not flimsy)80.327321.139
dog person (not cat person)80.311419.413
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.916718.756
resistant (not resigned)79.813825.968
contrarian (not yes-man)79.812721.027
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.67526.371
resolute (not wavering)79.520922.685
realistic (not fantastical)79.516523.258
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.48621.943
legit (not scrub)79.331120.960
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.326820.048
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.319018.744
hard (not soft)79.223020.852
radical (not centrist)79.29417.123
confident (not insecure)79.137826.851
edgy (not politically correct)79.121724.742
gendered (not androgynous)78.559726.967
cannibal (not vegan)78.516723.037
macho (not metrosexual)78.210319.748
kinky (not vanilla)78.018818.243
mighty (not puny)78.038523.343
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.056924.741
fast (not slow)77.932620.931
fast-talking (not slow-talking)77.823824.953
queen (not princess)77.733131.624
playful (not shy)77.644318.624
depressed (not bright)77.59622.138
💀 (not 🎃)77.417424.775
secretive (not open-book)77.435324.436
rock (not rap)77.241720.224
non-gamer (not gamer)76.925528.458
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.845720.588
deviant (not average)76.729618.845
go-getter (not slugabed)76.761922.860
active (not slothful)76.766025.752
prestigious (not disreputable)76.727425.133
funny (not humorless)76.631020.437
rough (not smooth)76.615417.925
tight (not loose)76.631725.551
utilitarian (not decorative)76.519019.652
entitled (not grateful)76.529819.378
stoic (not hypochondriac)76.514821.418
bitter (not sweet)76.325224.444
picky (not always down)76.319023.926
frenzied (not sleepy)76.240320.045
sexual (not asexual)76.246026.973
valedictorian (not drop out)76.152724.776
fearmongering (not reassuring)76.119031.224
jock (not nerd)76.122721.537
factual (not poetic)76.022824.741
wild (not tame)75.843020.677
pretentious (not unassuming)75.728127.777
privileged (not oppressed)75.747520.939
precise (not vague)75.634325.352
🙃 (not 🥰)75.418927.064
focused on the present (not focused on the future)75.47719.469
rich (not poor)75.344821.131
permanent (not transient)75.313326.535
demonic (not angelic)75.323318.047
sorrowful (not cheery)75.227417.633
pensive (not serene)75.222922.160
diligent (not lazy)75.099527.131
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.943725.329
🤣 (not 😊)74.912825.476
real (not philosophical)74.822226.950
nihilist (not existentialist)74.62923.832
work-first (not family-first)74.533220.175
efficient (not overprepared)74.519424.444
realistic (not ambitious)74.37829.565
wooden (not plastic)74.331823.452
sad (not happy)74.127918.040
cool (not dorky)74.131324.766
vintage (not trendy)74.150122.657
healthy (not sickly)73.856326.970
suspicious (not awkward)73.742322.829
indie (not pop)73.731019.916
traumatized (not flourishing)73.438422.152
😈 (not 😇)73.332124.898
flirtatious (not prudish)73.337321.315
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.167724.649
unorthodox (not traditional)72.939526.843
urban (not rural)72.949721.561
psychopath (not empath)72.627024.767
logical (not emotional)72.522829.055
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.535630.569
chosen one (not everyman)72.526526.628
private (not gregarious)72.242427.665
biased (not impartial)72.240627.846
minimalist (not pack rat)72.217524.064
freak (not normie)72.230922.667
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.127527.195
earth (not air)72.130328.667
quirky (not predictable)72.123623.327
heathen (not devout)72.118924.348
vengeful (not forgiving)72.040320.833
apathetic (not curious)71.94523.628
angry (not good-humored)71.922028.929
🐘 (not 🐀)71.817629.664
rugged (not refined)71.731124.054
builder (not explorer)71.718724.833
arcane (not mainstream)71.626819.033
emancipated (not enslaved)71.545025.737
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.515930.150
bored (not interested)71.55229.682
intellectual (not physical)71.359018.037
salacious (not wholesome)71.229728.164
indulgent (not sober)71.238424.247
interesting (not tiresome)71.160425.647
lewd (not tasteful)70.917024.247
works hard (not plays hard)70.961726.058
crazy (not sane)70.935525.275
punk rock (not preppy)70.933125.138
hoarder (not unprepared)70.827118.532
winter (not summer)70.832134.822
anarchist (not statist)70.726529.054
🦇 (not 🐿)70.724630.974
scandalous (not proper)70.642826.042
one-faced (not two-faced)70.660032.080
exuberant (not subdued)70.541328.437
stingy (not generous)70.526725.379
goth (not flower child)70.420824.824
extraordinary (not mundane)70.361726.151
street-smart (not sheltered)70.357425.738
devoted (not unfaithful)70.1101929.018
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)70.130525.818
zany (not regular)69.944426.171
🧠 (not 💪)69.871223.3115
flamboyant (not modest)69.739431.267
blacksmith (not tailor)69.624825.629
consistent (not variable)69.440627.643
doer (not thinker)69.349730.482
fighter (not lover)69.235325.468
attractive (not repulsive)69.285622.243
🐴 (not 🦄)69.240430.070
basic (not hipster)68.844625.426
methodical (not astonishing)68.646026.156
bad boy (not white knight)68.634921.524
rational (not whimsical)68.550330.543
formal (not intimate)68.536528.676
western (not eastern)68.435434.377
ironic (not profound)68.423830.565
straightforward (not cryptic)68.354636.136
Russian (not French)68.316030.436
debased (not pure)68.139327.450
trolling (not triggered)68.014031.633
cruel (not kind)67.924722.848
overachiever (not underachiever)67.990931.560
lustful (not chaste)67.847826.448
orange (not purple)67.822530.343
🧢 (not 🎩)67.842331.860
on-time (not tardy)67.874830.867
concrete (not abstract)67.741428.084
freelance (not corporate)67.560434.550
dry (not moist)67.527833.848
uncreative (not open to new experinces)67.415324.355
loyal (not traitorous)67.2103828.632
empirical (not theoretical)67.022031.365
Roman (not Greek)67.017130.523
impulsive (not cautious)66.849728.561
treasure (not trash)66.8102227.990
machiavellian (not transparent)66.539633.816
unemotional (not emotional)66.417532.918
scholarly (not crafty)66.331528.636
🥴 (not 🥳)66.239126.472
charming (not awkward)66.167421.958
mathematical (not literary)66.125531.542
offended (not chill)65.554830.346
beautiful (not ugly)65.4106723.548
🤖 (not 👻)65.432228.577
hedonist (not monastic)65.338728.751
dispassionate (not romantic)64.919830.743
egalitarian (not racist)64.7118027.461
💔 (not 💝)64.637130.256
night owl (not morning lark)64.664428.870
oxymoron (not tautology)64.625930.312
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.461229.673
sexist (not feminist)64.232124.055
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.234731.356
👟 (not 🥾)64.146332.0110
brave (not careful)64.070933.447
🐐 (not 🦒)64.054232.175
sporty (not bookish)63.741529.042
no-nonsense (not dramatic)63.742631.946
hurried (not leisurely)63.651826.260
epic (not deep)63.537127.652
🧗 (not 🛌)63.473129.366
Coke (not Pepsi)63.422433.563
old (not young)63.344018.136
neurotypical (not autistic)63.299828.457
close-minded (not open-minded)63.234825.037
sage (not whippersnapper)63.235932.631
💃 (not 🧕)62.878928.363
eloquent (not unpolished)62.778228.233
melee (not ranged)62.721130.636
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.653330.551
weird (not normal)62.569326.865
libertarian (not socialist)62.536631.254
receiving (not giving)62.543330.115
😭 (not 😀)62.341428.584
📈 (not 📉)62.173529.983
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.071630.647
presidential (not folksy)61.863626.138
frugal (not lavish)61.760329.632
deep (not shallow)61.775529.8106
🤔 (not 🤫)61.756631.470
🥶 (not 🥵)61.736435.254
barbaric (not civilized)61.631824.839
scruffy (not manicured)61.644129.658
😎 (not 🧐)61.563130.682
confidential (not gossiping)61.392729.146
linear (not circular)61.340030.840
specialist (not generalist)61.266733.027
vibrant (not geriatric)61.291428.836
reliable (not experimental)61.165428.955
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)61.041930.637
industrial (not domestic)61.049529.730
objective (not subjective)61.033833.743
protagonist (not antagonist)61.0100734.222
stylish (not slovenly)60.782228.627
studious (not goof-off)60.597329.275
introvert (not extrovert)60.444929.552
political (not nonpolitical)60.267930.642
👽 (not 🤡)60.159630.161
hard-work (not natural-talent)60.083133.786
selfish (not altruistic)59.855527.786
hypocritical (not equitable)59.851530.279
serious (not playful)59.784329.228
scheduled (not spontaneous)59.780132.739
luddite (not technophile)59.751523.928
modern (not historical)59.770927.128
comedic (not dramatic)59.532930.571
perverted (not clean)59.541427.256
sheriff (not outlaw)59.464233.430
washed (not muddy)59.383832.018
bold (not serious)58.969033.355
repetitive (not varied)58.870731.194
extravagant (not thrifty)58.760731.243
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.5100833.068
avant-garde (not classical)58.445228.619
multicolored (not monochrome)58.258529.735
fresh (not stinky)58.2102628.878
thick (not thin)58.145826.155
instinctual (not reasoned)58.075832.936
twitchy (not still)58.082532.571
unfixable (not fixable)57.942529.641
chaotic (not orderly)57.864331.633
backdoor (not official)57.872231.741
poisonous (not nurturing)57.751226.639
good-cook (not bad-cook)57.656231.555
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.534729.232
money-focused (not love-focused)57.345932.817
deranged (not reasonable)57.154227.655
off-key (not musical)57.171031.935
genocidal (not not genocidal)57.135034.414
reserved (not chatty)57.070231.328
remote (not involved)56.819931.738
🐩 (not 🐒)56.871630.172
neat (not messy)56.792231.568
punchable (not loveable)56.447828.141
juvenile (not mature)56.362227.347
🤺 (not 🏌)56.3114134.270
OCD (not ADHD)56.392933.551
monotone (not expressive)56.345838.525
English (not German)56.2140836.132
exaggerating (not factual)56.072534.360
chic (not cheesy)56.062626.618
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.881228.660
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)55.838531.368
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.855626.755
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.766931.055
heroic (not villainous)55.6116631.443
creative (not conventional)55.579230.658
literal (not metaphorical)55.596436.386
Swedish (not Italian)55.460531.648
🐮 (not 🐷)55.289733.944
🤠 (not 🤑)55.093234.874
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.975928.861
introspective (not not introspective)54.9105431.872
motivated (not unmotivated)54.9149833.819
expressive (not stoic)54.890236.437
obsessed (not aloof)54.8110031.236
disarming (not creepy)54.8114628.350
indiscreet (not tactful)54.442834.476
analysis (not common sense)54.386334.221
pronatalist (not child free)54.046230.541
calm (not anxious)53.858732.534
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.782330.431
ludicrous (not sensible)53.460731.838
rustic (not cultured)53.454124.012
human (not animalistic)53.2119736.437
high-tech (not low-tech)53.176429.740
jealous (not compersive)52.978029.635
💩 (not 🌟)52.638832.8100
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.556433.320
🤐 (not 😜)51.985033.043
trusting (not charming)51.872129.836
outsider (not insider)51.887533.635
long-winded (not concise)51.874639.416
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.691832.857
unlucky (not fortunate)51.489527.737
enlightened (not lost)51.276027.130
reactive (not proactive)51.195035.027
honorable (not cunning)50.7100531.7114
soulful (not soulless)50.3129229.950
conservative (not liberal)50.658532.078
😏 (not 😬)50.599832.568

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Gregory House (0.815)
  2. Sgt. Sean Dignam (0.803)
  3. Sue Sylvester (0.795)
  4. Cristina Yang (0.782)
  5. Nick Fury (0.775)
  6. James Doakes (0.772)
  7. Billy Butcher (0.767)
  8. Rosa Diaz (0.767)
  9. Annalise Keating (0.766)
  10. Batman (0.759)
  1. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.654)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.614)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.611)
  4. Chien-Po (-0.591)
  5. Flounder (-0.562)
  6. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.559)
  7. Glenn Sturgis (-0.55)
  8. Greg Hirsch (-0.546)
  9. Snow White (-0.545)
  10. William Mason (-0.517)

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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