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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)97.115.914
perceptive (not unobservant)96.486.555
overachiever (not underachiever)95.4246.514
diligent (not lazy)95.24910.6157
curious (not apathetic)95.129.2166
persistent (not quitter)95.1399.743
important (not irrelevant)94.81910.027
protagonist (not antagonist)94.7178.810
high IQ (not low IQ)94.4649.5165
treasure (not trash)93.71116.077
loveable (not punchable)93.799.856
badass (not weakass)93.6728.614
pro (not noob)93.5619.827
driven (not unambitious)93.27314.3179
🌟 (not 💩)93.12717.322
loyal (not traitorous)93.08610.2156
valedictorian (not drop out)92.95210.931
manicured (not scruffy)92.85911.5137
heroic (not villainous)92.74312.4157
workaholic (not slacker)92.57812.767
competent (not incompetent)92.28013.0161
go-getter (not slugabed)92.13311.529
devoted (not unfaithful)92.01008.212
clean (not perverted)91.62714.98
active (not slothful)91.55610.9158
respectful (not rude)91.42212.1143
neat (not messy)91.34112.5103
interesting (not tiresome)90.82413.8159
motivated (not unmotivated)90.819518.023
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.712515.7137
resourceful (not helpless)90.511715.064
legit (not scrub)90.32513.412
attractive (not repulsive)90.17914.6131
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.810620.161
charismatic (not uninspiring)89.77418.3153
generous (not stingy)89.72818.312
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.67418.9155
resolute (not wavering)89.33320.026
fresh (not stinky)89.33814.735
eloquent (not unpolished)89.15915.5167
open-minded (not close-minded)89.12616.2172
genius (not dunce)88.97713.0225
kind (not cruel)88.714613.4146
🎩 (not 🧢)88.76812.034
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.62514.558
tasteful (not lewd)88.42716.6163
introspective (not not introspective)88.12021.121
prestigious (not disreputable)88.03117.7122
civilized (not barbaric)87.811916.0175
genuine (not sarcastic)87.64517.9171
beautiful (not ugly)87.529517.161
deep (not shallow)87.12718.097
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)87.12017.439
stylish (not slovenly)87.19617.8175
extraordinary (not mundane)86.99917.6152
soulful (not soulless)86.916520.051
good-humored (not angry)86.88115.8163
egalitarian (not racist)86.824024.018
confident (not insecure)86.713218.6158
confidential (not gossiping)86.612216.1150
white knight (not bad boy)86.56820.119
pure (not debased)86.43819.0164
empath (not psychopath)86.48313.69
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.36713.751
altruistic (not selfish)86.26718.1164
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)86.13416.923
healthy (not sickly)86.012618.7145
opinionated (not jealous)86.05713.225
😇 (not 😈)85.97018.626
🧠 (not 💪)85.717919.632
intellectual (not physical)85.417314.4144
work-first (not family-first)85.313218.5163
high standards (not desperate)85.210221.416
optimistic (not pessimistic)85.16321.3163
master (not apprentice)85.122518.690
works hard (not plays hard)84.915319.6174
bold (not shy)84.847517.8176
attentive (not interrupting)84.72922.610
believable (not poorly-written)84.510211.757
indie (not pop)84.56918.522
decisive (not hesitant)84.317817.9164
equitable (not hypocritical)84.21919.7116
studious (not goof-off)83.926915.928
love-focused (not money-focused)83.828017.810
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.422625.117
glad (not mad)83.35912.623
smooth (not rough)83.23419.6152
independent (not codependent)83.120119.7170
honorable (not cunning)83.19522.3195
sturdy (not flimsy)82.921220.066
complimentary (not insulting)82.59720.968
obsessed (not aloof)82.411918.4140
📈 (not 📉)82.32925.727
deep (not epic)82.3713.812
explorer (not builder)82.27620.4145
captain (not first-mate)82.223625.3151
angelic (not demonic)82.013218.7146
conspiracist (not sheeple)81.913516.593
refined (not rugged)81.815217.4160
OCD (not ADHD)81.811820.414
proper (not scandalous)81.89921.7136
tactful (not indiscreet)81.69220.121
disarming (not creepy)81.613117.475
coordinated (not clumsy)81.534723.0154
zany (not regular)81.515224.922
compersive (not jealous)81.44118.4164
nurturing (not poisonous)81.421118.552
reassuring (not fearmongering)81.311423.016
calm (not anxious)81.15223.0152
assertive (not passive)81.136419.1164
alpha (not beta)81.135419.7157
spelunker (not claustrophobic)81.14322.246
😏 (not 😬)80.99622.927
specialist (not generalist)80.76122.377
mighty (not puny)80.529320.1143
precise (not vague)80.520924.8109
wise (not foolish)80.317217.9171
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.326524.7161
bookish (not sporty)80.336017.0149
nerd (not jock)80.031717.7163
feminist (not sexist)80.037220.728
creative (not conventional)79.818327.5157
involved (not remote)79.818423.4162
chill (not offended)79.85421.681
enlightened (not lost)79.67225.076
washed (not muddy)79.618726.425
😊 (not 🤣)79.312524.838
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.122017.920
grateful (not entitled)79.113222.310
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.037024.020
privileged (not oppressed)79.036217.070
sheriff (not outlaw)78.720224.9160
arcane (not mainstream)78.712523.9137
human (not animalistic)78.636423.0163
unorthodox (not traditional)78.624026.264
weird (not normal)78.524921.6156
wholesome (not salacious)78.523923.537
forgiving (not vengeful)78.317220.0134
prideful (not envious)78.221014.917
on-time (not tardy)78.244225.520
👽 (not 🤡)78.18423.323
orderly (not chaotic)77.626124.4148
patient (not impatient)77.69824.474
existentialist (not nihilist)77.63524.056
alert (not oblivious)77.538325.829
bright (not depressed)77.412424.2154
💝 (not 💔)77.415032.327
warm (not quarrelsome)77.314223.6161
vibrant (not geriatric)77.233125.651
factual (not exaggerating)76.718629.515
dominant (not submissive)76.553120.6149
philosophical (not real)76.53924.7111
🤔 (not 🤫)76.48234.825
minimalist (not pack rat)76.38522.933
sweet (not bitter)76.223521.8141
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.235228.2163
consistent (not variable)76.219727.766
quirky (not predictable)75.916128.67
analysis (not common sense)75.721628.515
logical (not emotional)75.417225.1166
accepting (not judgemental)75.419426.8109
tailor (not blacksmith)75.428722.250
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.325326.825
romantic (not dispassionate)75.340524.368
😀 (not 😭)75.215620.421
🤺 (not 🏌)75.147030.839
haunted (not blissful)74.941725.316
frank (not sugarcoated)74.948228.316
wooden (not plastic)74.829330.711
stable (not moody)74.77025.4159
giving (not receiving)74.736024.817
child free (not pronatalist)74.526726.0134
good-cook (not bad-cook)74.513422.611
🧗 (not 🛌)74.341129.335
mature (not juvenile)74.335025.976
devout (not heathen)74.118327.3156
still (not twitchy)73.912232.416
impartial (not biased)73.81523.3173
metrosexual (not macho)73.824921.360
tall (not short)73.431617.2156
chosen one (not everyman)73.225825.318
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.030623.0153
funny (not humorless)73.038326.1143
brave (not careful)72.841126.9163
sober (not indulgent)72.816127.6145
street-smart (not sheltered)72.850225.5142
gamer (not non-gamer)72.717831.38
formal (not intimate)72.624924.038
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)72.625734.214
charming (not awkward)72.546028.4148
resistant (not resigned)72.545028.0221
official (not backdoor)72.417727.7146
hoarder (not unprepared)72.221618.7123
masculine (not feminine)72.256819.6142
🥰 (not 🙃)72.222035.735
monastic (not hedonist)72.17430.816
sensible (not ludicrous)72.039726.6163
reasonable (not deranged)72.038727.628
efficient (not overprepared)71.930730.371
cultured (not rustic)71.739421.64
liberal (not conservative)71.637422.926
outsider (not insider)71.623130.197
exuberant (not subdued)71.538529.761
🤠 (not 🤑)71.437529.639
🎃 (not 💀)71.422730.411
warm (not cold)71.241525.8175
English (not German)71.170629.551
pointed (not random)71.069433.08
complicated (not simple)70.855029.7140
frugal (not lavish)70.731625.7132
sunny (not gloomy)70.730327.358
sage (not whippersnapper)70.416331.464
vintage (not trendy)70.460526.78
🎨 (not 🏀)70.457524.110
chaste (not lustful)69.918023.5176
profound (not ironic)69.816328.619
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.835224.96
rock (not rap)69.783724.022
vegan (not cannibal)69.533327.968
emancipated (not enslaved)69.451928.0157
democratic (not authoritarian)69.433426.7151
bossy (not meek)69.373520.8134
frenzied (not sleepy)69.374324.154
fast (not slow)69.263327.8158
gendered (not androgynous)68.9103127.061
utilitarian (not decorative)68.648429.846
🐘 (not 🐀)68.629032.423
innocent (not jaded)68.519426.611
well behaved (not mischievous)68.431330.2166
gracious (not feisty)68.411027.4166
playful (not shy)68.371625.5167
French (not Russian)68.234325.161
metaphorical (not literal)68.112133.0151
tight (not loose)68.061325.957
cooperative (not competitive)67.924232.3183
preppy (not punk rock)67.855829.456
humble (not arrogant)67.733227.9155
demure (not vain)67.728825.5144
🦄 (not 🐴)67.230836.625
🥾 (not 👟)67.135631.615
urban (not rural)67.072028.526
stubborn (not accommodating)66.882532.69
never cries (not often crying)66.651221.111
self-improving (not self-destructive)66.330730.061
Swedish (not Italian)66.227724.740
fixable (not unfixable)66.245626.760
winter (not summer)66.241620.29
rich (not poor)66.162516.6153
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.061733.8161
flower child (not goth)66.062915.87
musical (not off-key)65.926327.461
cheery (not sorrowful)65.733328.3142
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.571230.3168
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.543621.522
suspicious (not awkward)65.469429.2132
armoured (not vulnerable)65.464626.5136
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.438632.5154
chatty (not reserved)65.253329.4169
strict (not lenient)65.055325.3146
straight (not queer)65.097027.258
methodical (not astonishing)64.955131.8147
direct (not roundabout)64.976633.0147
quiet (not loud)64.741525.1164
thin (not thick)64.654426.3105
abstract (not concrete)64.531132.836
ranged (not melee)64.330530.950
autistic (not neurotypical)64.18130.0140
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)64.043231.031
scientific (not artistic)63.856527.7146
spiritual (not skeptical)63.818832.4159
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.842128.8154
🐩 (not 🐒)63.849331.029
morning lark (not night owl)63.729030.2114
🧐 (not 😎)63.740635.524
young (not old)63.575521.1141
charming (not trusting)63.550429.9162
queen (not princess)63.570833.311
lover (not fighter)63.445426.911
cautious (not impulsive)62.951429.9167
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.936627.655
cool (not dorky)62.661533.324
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.668927.954
yes-man (not contrarian)62.626125.49
expressive (not monotone)62.571028.410
serious (not playful)62.474325.6174
💃 (not 🧕)62.473729.333
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.366321.249
🥵 (not 🥶)62.346826.815
modest (not flamboyant)62.160129.7148
cryptic (not straightforward)62.119134.1156
politically correct (not edgy)62.140732.8148
cocky (not timid)62.192023.122
worldly (not innocent)62.089029.4142
avant-garde (not classical)62.036832.965
pacifist (not ferocious)61.935425.6142
leisurely (not hurried)61.932927.6155
opinionated (not neutral)61.9120235.317
objective (not subjective)61.631033.856
Greek (not Roman)61.618835.542
happy (not sad)61.534426.0149
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.546632.368
🐮 (not 🐷)61.247127.624
joyful (not miserable)61.039227.922
ambitious (not realistic)61.073038.07
extrovert (not introvert)60.971029.7143
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.648230.0159
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.649327.614
unemotional (not emotional)60.626031.48
paranoid (not naive)60.668924.018
circular (not linear)60.536132.755
chic (not cheesy)60.546134.222
air (not earth)60.421633.712
sane (not crazy)60.152528.332
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.638533.847
freak (not normie)59.565324.213
bashful (not exhibitionist)59.426119.19
one-faced (not two-faced)59.286137.512
imaginative (not practical)59.141131.2138
scholarly (not crafty)59.145228.9162
gullible (not cynical)59.038327.720
instinctual (not reasoned)58.870131.2170
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)58.763430.46
proactive (not reactive)58.737836.410
stoic (not expressive)58.647332.1147
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.654229.0147
multicolored (not monochrome)58.655036.763
always down (not picky)58.631730.220
nonpolitical (not political)58.542831.9140
thinker (not doer)58.431531.015
hipster (not basic)58.236432.2150
technophile (not luddite)58.251927.7173
🐐 (not 🦒)57.782134.437
moist (not dry)57.753732.560
pensive (not serene)57.5115733.715
fortunate (not unlucky)57.453231.7156
reliable (not experimental)57.473335.668
transient (not permanent)57.338834.869
idealist (not realist)57.356333.466
natural-talent (not hard-work)57.335323.86
guarded (not open)57.0107331.2145
socialist (not libertarian)56.921528.0130
theoretical (not empirical)56.928933.0140
unassuming (not pretentious)56.945530.025
fantastical (not realistic)56.954923.917
industrial (not domestic)56.864828.454
tame (not wild)56.750027.2125
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.563727.2164
high-tech (not low-tech)56.463826.6128
trolling (not triggered)56.233029.853
concise (not long-winded)56.260944.14
vanilla (not kinky)56.163831.1136
sexual (not asexual)56.098925.19
water (not fire)56.045338.59
individualist (not communal)55.784035.554
🤖 (not 👻)55.759031.323
purple (not orange)55.661131.5134
😜 (not 🤐)55.464336.118
deviant (not average)55.387132.0105
🐿 (not 🦇)55.178734.732
private (not gregarious)55.089531.1165
theist (not atheist)55.049930.759
intense (not lighthearted)55.0101729.767
extreme (not moderate)54.794431.3151
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.770035.626
secretive (not open-book)54.496732.970
soft (not hard)54.361725.0165
giggling (not chortling)54.341830.344
obedient (not rebellious)54.252730.3163
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)54.273628.2120
spicy (not mild)53.994729.9164
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.880628.8162
statist (not anarchist)53.875534.826
suspicious (not trusting)53.782932.2156
Pepsi (not Coke)53.750138.37
tautology (not oxymoron)53.740829.36
thrifty (not extravagant)53.672925.712
flourishing (not traumatized)53.544530.961
bold (not serious)53.480533.5162
transparent (not machiavellian)53.173436.716
repetitive (not varied)52.994233.677
factual (not poetic)52.988633.356
soft (not hard)52.865126.069
touchy-feely (not distant)52.865021.526
hunter (not gatherer)52.782033.652
comedic (not dramatic)52.244325.312
centrist (not radical)52.263726.121
cat person (not dog person)51.972941.615
relaxed (not tense)51.832029.2158
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.865929.6112
🥳 (not 🥴)51.763334.118
flexible (not rigid)51.563531.9151
rational (not whimsical)51.495630.1129
historical (not modern)51.466931.7123
unchallenging (not demanding)51.331132.314
mathematical (not literary)51.259428.2140
reclusive (not social)51.266829.026
freelance (not corporate)50.891734.667
presidential (not folksy)50.388631.568
flirtatious (not prudish)50.391030.74
eastern (not western)50.534335.025

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 (0.832)
  2. Gandalf (0.817)
  3. Jean-Luc Picard (0.81)
  4. Lucius Fox (0.807)
  5. Donald Mallard (0.806)
  6. Josiah Bartlet (0.803)
  7. Andy Dufresne (0.803)
  8. Alexis Castle (0.799)
  9. Carlisle Cullen (0.797)
  10. Legolas (0.796)
  1. Arturo Roman (-0.629)
  2. The Deep (-0.607)
  3. Dennis Nedry (-0.604)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.594)
  5. Tommy (-0.555)
  6. Brad Bellick (-0.553)
  7. James Taggart (-0.549)
  8. Nelson Muntz (-0.545)
  9. Nick Dunne (-0.545)
  10. Theon Greyjoy (-0.544)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.47)
  2. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.46)
  3. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.44)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.4)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.37)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.26)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.22)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.22)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.19)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.1)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.09)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.09)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.06)
  14. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.05)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.03)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.01)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.05)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.12)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.29)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.39)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.52)


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