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Dale Cooper Personality Statistics

Dale Cooper is a character from Twin Peaks. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
interested (not bored)97.015.814
perceptive (not unobservant)96.766.252
persistent (not quitter)95.8319.544
curious (not apathetic)95.518.9159
diligent (not lazy)95.23610.8147
treasure (not trash)94.9614.476
important (not irrelevant)94.82410.027
pro (not noob)94.7237.625
badass (not weakass)94.6478.514
overachiever (not underachiever)94.5287.115
high IQ (not low IQ)94.37110.0165
valedictorian (not drop out)94.0329.930
loveable (not punchable)93.71010.053
driven (not unambitious)93.46914.3172
loyal (not traitorous)93.47710.1149
heroic (not villainous)93.13212.0153
manicured (not scruffy)92.75911.6129
workaholic (not slacker)92.67511.966
competent (not incompetent)92.58112.4152
fresh (not stinky)92.41011.534
protagonist (not antagonist)92.31813.616
go-getter (not slugabed)92.22111.330
respectful (not rude)91.62111.8139
active (not slothful)91.55511.0149
interesting (not tiresome)91.31613.2157
clean (not perverted)91.23114.88
neat (not messy)91.04412.995
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.912015.7134
open to new experinces (not uncreative)90.85717.0145
motivated (not unmotivated)90.819117.724
resourceful (not helpless)90.411915.361
attractive (not repulsive)90.18614.7123
eloquent (not unpolished)90.14513.8154
charismatic (not uninspiring)89.96818.4149
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.811720.557
🌟 (not 💩)89.67418.932
resolute (not wavering)89.32419.727
genius (not dunce)89.27113.0216
inspiring (not cringeworthy)89.12213.955
legit (not scrub)89.03513.713
kind (not cruel)88.614513.3141
tasteful (not lewd)88.52216.6161
open-minded (not close-minded)88.52817.1163
deep (not shallow)88.52016.491
quirky (not predictable)88.4219.28
beautiful (not ugly)88.227415.261
white knight (not bad boy)88.22718.219
introspective (not not introspective)88.11021.121
civilized (not barbaric)88.110515.9172
egalitarian (not racist)88.017122.917
good-humored (not angry)87.77414.5150
prestigious (not disreputable)87.73618.1115
devoted (not unfaithful)87.624117.113
stylish (not slovenly)87.69017.8169
not genocidal (not genocidal)87.610022.518
confident (not insecure)87.411818.0152
high standards (not desperate)87.45720.916
genuine (not sarcastic)87.24718.1166
confidential (not gossiping)87.210515.8140
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)87.11818.652
extraordinary (not mundane)87.010418.1141
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.94913.548
pure (not debased)86.73418.6154
soulful (not soulless)86.617819.951
healthy (not sickly)86.49918.1140
altruistic (not selfish)86.15918.2161
deep (not epic)86.0210.510
empath (not psychopath)86.09112.910
🧠 (not 💪)85.917018.447
generous (not stingy)85.86818.613
optimistic (not pessimistic)85.75821.0157
intellectual (not physical)85.617014.3136
OCD (not ADHD)85.46118.720
bold (not shy)85.345117.2163
master (not apprentice)85.222418.690
opinionated (not jealous)85.25512.627
work-first (not family-first)85.014019.1158
works hard (not plays hard)84.813919.4164
attentive (not interrupting)84.53222.710
decisive (not hesitant)84.217617.8157
believable (not poorly-written)84.210411.956
equitable (not hypocritical)84.02319.9113
smooth (not rough)83.72819.4142
🤔 (not 🤫)83.61129.250
honorable (not cunning)83.68222.4187
glad (not mad)83.55412.424
grateful (not entitled)83.46720.713
independent (not codependent)83.419619.6163
😇 (not 😈)83.010619.840
sturdy (not flimsy)83.019419.967
tactful (not indiscreet)82.85720.421
complimentary (not insulting)82.79321.263
reassuring (not fearmongering)82.47522.717
🎩 (not 🧢)82.418221.755
angelic (not demonic)82.312318.6136
studious (not goof-off)82.330918.432
nurturing (not poisonous)82.218318.350
refined (not rugged)82.114617.1150
calm (not anxious)82.04622.3142
alpha (not beta)82.032119.1147
proper (not scandalous)82.09421.6133
obsessed (not aloof)81.912419.1131
disarming (not creepy)81.911717.773
explorer (not builder)81.97820.6137
zany (not regular)81.814324.423
coordinated (not clumsy)81.533922.8146
captain (not first-mate)81.523925.9150
conspiracist (not sheeple)81.414416.488
mighty (not puny)81.426718.8135
assertive (not passive)81.334819.6152
compersive (not jealous)81.24118.8155
indie (not pop)81.211624.823
👽 (not 🤡)81.14622.342
specialist (not generalist)81.06022.272
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.625224.0157
involved (not remote)80.516522.6158
📈 (not 📉)80.53525.747
bookish (not sporty)80.435416.8143
wise (not foolish)80.416518.1164
precise (not vague)80.021324.8103
nerd (not jock)79.831918.1149
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.718623.741
arcane (not mainstream)79.611023.1131
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.535324.619
chill (not offended)79.45921.780
gamer (not non-gamer)79.410424.37
creative (not conventional)79.318327.7150
love-focused (not money-focused)79.339118.810
prideful (not envious)79.317315.218
feminist (not sexist)79.239520.827
sheriff (not outlaw)79.119124.5147
privileged (not oppressed)79.136416.367
wholesome (not salacious)79.022523.736
vibrant (not geriatric)79.027024.551
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.96623.549
enlightened (not lost)78.77725.776
forgiving (not vengeful)78.616520.0129
weird (not normal)78.524021.9147
😏 (not 😬)78.513724.849
human (not animalistic)78.138023.2157
patriotic (not unpatriotic)78.124118.220
washed (not muddy)78.121427.023
orderly (not chaotic)77.625924.8143
bright (not depressed)77.412824.3146
patient (not impatient)77.49624.575
on-time (not tardy)77.447025.120
cultured (not rustic)77.420619.17
frank (not sugarcoated)77.339726.515
warm (not quarrelsome)77.214723.7153
dominant (not submissive)77.151820.9140
alert (not oblivious)77.139725.629
giving (not receiving)77.127824.319
existentialist (not nihilist)76.83824.355
analysis (not common sense)76.818726.019
consistent (not variable)76.718227.766
minimalist (not pack rat)76.67922.934
haunted (not blissful)76.436323.818
sweet (not bitter)76.322722.0132
😊 (not 🤣)76.319927.252
chosen one (not everyman)76.316524.515
logical (not emotional)76.215924.9160
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.233028.6153
philosophical (not real)76.24225.1107
accepting (not judgemental)75.917026.6108
unorthodox (not traditional)75.830228.258
factual (not exaggerating)75.720731.513
🥰 (not 🙃)75.415034.537
tailor (not blacksmith)75.326122.449
stable (not moody)74.77125.6154
🤠 (not 🤑)74.726727.766
child free (not pronatalist)74.625826.1131
romantic (not dispassionate)74.641324.266
mature (not juvenile)74.536225.572
🧗 (not 🛌)74.438928.449
devout (not heathen)74.316227.1146
tall (not short)74.030816.8149
efficient (not overprepared)74.020629.064
🎨 (not 🏀)74.048724.327
brave (not careful)73.838526.2160
🤺 (not 🏌)73.849531.954
metrosexual (not macho)73.724321.762
sober (not indulgent)73.514227.4134
impartial (not biased)73.3924.0159
😀 (not 😭)73.318427.044
formal (not intimate)73.223823.642
funny (not humorless)73.139325.9134
official (not backdoor)73.115827.2142
charming (not awkward)73.045628.5140
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.631423.1146
hoarder (not unprepared)72.621018.7120
still (not twitchy)72.612931.016
resistant (not resigned)72.543727.7213
reasonable (not deranged)72.338327.628
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.323825.211
exuberant (not subdued)72.135729.463
monastic (not hedonist)72.16530.816
masculine (not feminine)72.057820.0138
sensible (not ludicrous)72.038626.0159
street-smart (not sheltered)71.951325.8139
profound (not ironic)71.712730.316
complicated (not simple)71.454329.9134
outsider (not insider)71.423330.594
warm (not cold)71.141426.0169
liberal (not conservative)70.940723.125
English (not German)70.873630.049
frugal (not lavish)70.730025.8129
good-cook (not bad-cook)70.717631.627
sage (not whippersnapper)70.614630.860
democratic (not authoritarian)70.428926.5148
sunny (not gloomy)70.331427.457
pointed (not random)69.971230.210
rock (not rap)69.882422.819
chaste (not lustful)69.717623.5170
emancipated (not enslaved)69.749428.2150
fast (not slow)69.562927.6151
French (not Russian)69.528523.657
well behaved (not mischievous)69.429129.7155
vintage (not trendy)69.463228.57
frenzied (not sleepy)69.274624.353
bossy (not meek)69.174121.0131
playful (not shy)69.168925.1162
expressive (not monotone)69.153626.19
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)68.739430.741
innocent (not jaded)68.718125.712
self-improving (not self-destructive)68.426429.564
🐩 (not 🐒)68.438931.648
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)68.432233.218
cooperative (not competitive)68.323132.3174
demure (not vain)68.325825.4138
gendered (not androgynous)68.3104327.456
fixable (not unfixable)68.238624.554
humble (not arrogant)68.033227.8150
vegan (not cannibal)68.036328.170
metaphorical (not literal)67.912333.0141
utilitarian (not decorative)67.751430.044
urban (not rural)67.370628.027
tight (not loose)67.263926.354
gracious (not feisty)67.112927.8156
preppy (not punk rock)66.959030.252
direct (not roundabout)66.970232.4139
stubborn (not accommodating)66.883032.69
💝 (not 💔)66.638736.449
winter (not summer)66.239820.29
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.042520.824
musical (not off-key)65.925827.659
methodical (not astonishing)65.753032.1147
rich (not poor)65.764116.2144
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.638432.8150
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.670830.3161
armoured (not vulnerable)65.564526.4129
flower child (not goth)65.562523.613
cheery (not sorrowful)65.434028.9135
spiritual (not skeptical)65.416932.1149
chatty (not reserved)65.452828.8166
Swedish (not Italian)65.230225.339
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.164034.1156
straight (not queer)65.196327.554
opinionated (not neutral)65.1110732.718
🥵 (not 🥶)64.938423.932
strict (not lenient)64.856425.6141
morning lark (not night owl)64.627629.9109
🦄 (not 🐴)64.634035.638
suspicious (not awkward)64.472429.9126
cocky (not timid)64.486822.525
quiet (not loud)64.441624.7158
🐘 (not 🐀)64.436834.836
thin (not thick)64.155026.5103
one-faced (not two-faced)64.176435.211
never cries (not often crying)64.059621.715
scientific (not artistic)63.856427.4139
young (not old)63.775921.2131
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.643229.1149
🐐 (not 🦒)63.653334.752
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.545231.646
no-nonsense (not dramatic)63.441832.263
ranged (not melee)63.433930.848
lover (not fighter)63.445126.911
charming (not trusting)63.350629.9151
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.234328.149
chic (not cheesy)63.240133.023
wooden (not plastic)63.176432.67
cautious (not impulsive)62.951730.0154
worldly (not innocent)62.887829.5135
autistic (not neurotypical)62.79030.3131
cool (not dorky)62.662233.324
🎃 (not 💀)62.441033.727
🐮 (not 🐷)62.341529.141
joyful (not miserable)62.237426.521
politically correct (not edgy)62.140632.9145
leisurely (not hurried)62.032927.2148
avant-garde (not classical)62.035733.364
serious (not playful)61.974825.4164
cryptic (not straightforward)61.918434.4148
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.945929.517
pacifist (not ferocious)61.834225.7138
objective (not subjective)61.829634.651
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.867420.950
queen (not princess)61.874233.815
extrovert (not introvert)61.569329.6142
Greek (not Roman)61.517735.941
modest (not flamboyant)61.461429.8141
head@clouds (not down2earth)61.346029.8156
fast-talking (not slow-talking)61.374228.354
happy (not sad)61.234825.9146
sane (not crazy)61.249528.530
paranoid (not naive)61.266624.717
abstract (not concrete)61.136533.036
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)61.056328.06
moist (not dry)60.443931.452
proactive (not reactive)60.429437.410
air (not earth)60.221635.211
💃 (not 🧕)60.079730.849
pensive (not serene)59.7105632.417
natural-talent (not hard-work)59.729124.89
freak (not normie)59.665223.314
scholarly (not crafty)59.445228.7155
imaginative (not practical)59.341231.5136
circular (not linear)59.339432.753
Coke (not Pepsi)59.338442.06
instinctual (not reasoned)59.168230.8161
idealist (not realist)59.052233.264
🧐 (not 😎)58.953740.034
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.939433.744
hipster (not basic)58.735132.0147
transient (not permanent)58.733134.467
reliable (not experimental)58.769435.366
multicolored (not monochrome)58.553736.762
thinker (not doer)58.431231.015
gullible (not cynical)58.239327.422
technophile (not luddite)58.052127.6166
stoic (not expressive)57.749232.7143
yes-man (not contrarian)57.736028.210
water (not fire)57.642536.810
concise (not long-winded)57.655139.55
fortunate (not unlucky)57.552932.2149
socialist (not libertarian)57.419728.0125
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.357729.0135
guarded (not open)57.3106431.3140
nonpolitical (not political)57.344031.7130
theoretical (not empirical)57.127132.7135
high-tech (not low-tech)57.062426.9124
unemotional (not emotional)56.933030.414
vanilla (not kinky)56.862530.9131
🐿 (not 🦇)56.874535.046
😜 (not 🤐)56.861535.432
tame (not wild)56.650927.4124
unassuming (not pretentious)56.645230.326
industrial (not domestic)56.564328.653
purple (not orange)56.457631.6129
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.163527.3154
deviant (not average)56.085631.9103
sexual (not asexual)56.098625.19
individualist (not communal)55.883435.853
fantastical (not realistic)55.657123.916
ambitious (not realistic)55.687036.37
oxymoron (not tautology)55.676936.817
theist (not atheist)55.547831.261
private (not gregarious)55.488231.5154
trolling (not triggered)55.036130.352
giggling (not chortling)54.939730.443
always down (not picky)54.944330.820
bold (not serious)54.876733.0151
soft (not hard)54.761125.0156
social (not reclusive)54.779530.225
🥳 (not 🥴)54.752032.628
intense (not lighthearted)54.7102030.465
🥾 (not 👟)54.666534.634
flourishing (not traumatized)54.540930.959
extreme (not moderate)54.495031.6146
obedient (not rebellious)54.452730.1155
👻 (not 🤖)54.471835.147
thick-skinned (not sensitive)54.279229.2152
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.071936.452
spicy (not mild)53.994530.1156
soft (not hard)53.962826.168
statist (not anarchist)53.874934.826
secretive (not open-book)53.698032.471
thrifty (not extravagant)53.673325.712
demanding (not unchallenging)53.6121031.113
cat person (not dog person)53.569138.717
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.2100126.612
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.077427.9111
centrist (not radical)52.661326.921
suspicious (not trusting)52.586332.2148
relaxed (not tense)52.430629.4148
repetitive (not varied)52.397033.775
comedic (not dramatic)52.244525.312
freelance (not corporate)52.187834.966
factual (not poetic)52.191933.655
flexible (not rigid)52.061932.0146
rational (not whimsical)51.995230.4123
historical (not modern)51.466531.7113
transparent (not machiavellian)51.476137.617
western (not eastern)51.2123534.225
hunter (not gatherer)51.285033.350
presidential (not folksy)51.186631.767
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.978328.9103
flirtatious (not prudish)50.889230.44
literary (not mathematical)50.497528.2132
distant (not touchy-feely)50.690423.029

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Phil Coulson (0.829)
  2. Gandalf (0.82)
  3. Jean-Luc Picard (0.813)
  4. Andy Dufresne (0.807)
  5. Donald Mallard (0.806)
  6. Lucius Fox (0.805)
  7. Josiah Bartlet (0.803)
  8. Legolas (0.802)
  9. Samantha Carter (0.801)
  10. Carlisle Cullen (0.798)
  1. Arturo Roman (-0.628)
  2. Dennis Nedry (-0.603)
  3. The Deep (-0.6)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.594)
  5. James Taggart (-0.569)
  6. Nick Dunne (-0.566)
  7. Brad Bellick (-0.562)
  8. Tommy (-0.562)
  9. Theon Greyjoy (-0.556)
  10. Nelson Muntz (-0.548)

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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