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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
important (not irrelevant)95.859.225
diligent (not lazy)95.22510.6155
curious (not apathetic)95.119.2164
pro (not noob)95.1127.224
persistent (not quitter)94.8329.941
high IQ (not low IQ)94.6449.3164
driven (not unambitious)93.34814.2177
legit (not scrub)93.336.610
loyal (not traitorous)92.95610.2155
valedictorian (not drop out)92.93211.129
manicured (not scruffy)92.83611.5137
heroic (not villainous)92.62912.5156
deep (not shallow)92.6214.329
🌟 (not 💩)92.41518.020
workaholic (not slacker)92.44512.866
competent (not incompetent)92.26713.0161
go-getter (not slugabed)91.82411.628
active (not slothful)91.53110.9155
respectful (not rude)91.41412.1143
neat (not messy)91.13312.6100
interesting (not tiresome)90.81113.8159
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.68215.7135
resourceful (not helpless)90.47815.163
attractive (not repulsive)90.04114.7129
treasure (not trash)90.03720.921
fresh (not stinky)89.8814.233
charismatic (not uninspiring)89.74218.3153
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.44319.0153
resolute (not wavering)89.31620.026
eloquent (not unpolished)89.14315.5167
open-minded (not close-minded)89.11516.2171
kind (not cruel)88.87813.5144
🎩 (not 🧢)88.84012.233
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.61414.558
genius (not dunce)88.65813.3163
tasteful (not lewd)88.42216.6160
🧠 (not 💪)88.16713.327
prestigious (not disreputable)88.02917.8121
civilized (not barbaric)87.87016.0174
genuine (not sarcastic)87.62917.9171
beautiful (not ugly)87.315017.260
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)87.2918.433
stylish (not slovenly)87.06217.9173
confidential (not gossiping)87.07715.8143
soulful (not soulless)86.99520.250
extraordinary (not mundane)86.86117.7149
good-humored (not angry)86.84715.9162
introspective (not not introspective)86.81221.819
egalitarian (not racist)86.812424.018
confident (not insecure)86.78418.6158
altruistic (not selfish)86.63417.3161
pure (not debased)86.42119.0164
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)86.11816.923
healthy (not sickly)85.88618.9142
intellectual (not physical)85.511114.3141
work-first (not family-first)85.38718.5162
master (not apprentice)85.313618.689
works hard (not plays hard)85.09819.8170
optimistic (not pessimistic)85.03221.4161
bold (not shy)84.928917.8175
studious (not goof-off)84.516516.326
decisive (not hesitant)84.212018.0162
glad (not mad)83.33412.623
smooth (not rough)83.22519.6152
independent (not codependent)83.112319.8169
honorable (not cunning)82.85822.6149
obsessed (not aloof)82.46518.4139
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.47115.791
explorer (not builder)82.13920.4144
captain (not first-mate)82.114025.4143
equitable (not hypocritical)82.03722.352
complimentary (not insulting)81.96021.265
refined (not rugged)81.811117.4158
angelic (not demonic)81.87618.8145
proper (not scandalous)81.86521.7136
😏 (not 😬)81.84320.124
😇 (not 😈)81.77119.320
📈 (not 📉)81.62826.026
coordinated (not clumsy)81.522823.0154
nurturing (not poisonous)81.512218.751
compersive (not jealous)81.42018.4164
disarming (not creepy)81.36118.068
alpha (not beta)81.121419.7157
calm (not anxious)81.04023.1151
assertive (not passive)80.925119.1163
tactful (not indiscreet)80.96320.918
precise (not vague)80.612824.9108
specialist (not generalist)80.44222.476
mighty (not puny)80.418620.2141
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.410917.519
wise (not foolish)80.310917.9171
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.314624.7161
bookish (not sporty)80.221817.1146
nerd (not jock)80.119817.9158
involved (not remote)79.810423.4162
creative (not conventional)79.710827.6156
zany (not regular)79.611626.219
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.522624.619
😊 (not 🤣)79.36925.237
feminist (not sexist)79.221820.827
arcane (not mainstream)78.79623.9137
sheriff (not outlaw)78.612124.9159
weird (not normal)78.513921.6156
unorthodox (not traditional)78.414626.463
forgiving (not vengeful)78.310720.0134
human (not animalistic)78.323623.1158
wholesome (not salacious)78.215423.836
👽 (not 🤡)78.15023.323
dominant (not submissive)77.931119.1142
orderly (not chaotic)77.616024.5147
patient (not impatient)77.57324.573
alert (not oblivious)77.524525.829
bright (not depressed)77.47524.2154
💝 (not 💔)77.48032.327
warm (not quarrelsome)77.38723.6160
existentialist (not nihilist)76.72424.651
🤔 (not 🤫)76.44134.825
philosophical (not real)76.32524.8110
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.224428.2163
sweet (not bitter)76.113021.7140
🤺 (not 🏌)75.626130.837
minimalist (not pack rat)75.55923.331
accepting (not judgemental)75.410526.8109
logical (not emotional)75.111325.3161
stable (not moody)74.64825.5158
😀 (not 😭)74.38620.520
devout (not heathen)74.113227.3156
child free (not pronatalist)74.119126.2130
mature (not juvenile)73.923226.071
impartial (not biased)73.7723.3172
tall (not short)73.419917.2156
liberal (not conservative)73.418321.325
brave (not careful)73.124026.7158
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.020123.0153
sober (not indulgent)72.911527.4142
funny (not humorless)72.822626.1138
street-smart (not sheltered)72.831625.5142
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.719727.622
formal (not intimate)72.515424.736
charming (not awkward)72.428328.6146
official (not backdoor)72.311727.7145
hoarder (not unprepared)72.212118.7123
masculine (not feminine)72.135419.6141
outsider (not insider)72.114630.294
🥰 (not 🙃)71.910935.832
sensible (not ludicrous)71.825926.6162
🐘 (not 🐀)71.612029.722
🤠 (not 🤑)71.521530.037
reasonable (not deranged)71.425828.325
🧗 (not 🛌)71.326030.530
resistant (not resigned)71.131028.4158
monastic (not hedonist)70.93631.515
warm (not cold)70.925126.1169
frugal (not lavish)70.721425.7132
complicated (not simple)70.533829.7139
chaste (not lustful)69.910823.5176
bossy (not meek)69.545721.0129
emancipated (not enslaved)69.431728.0157
democratic (not authoritarian)69.323026.8150
fast (not slow)69.038227.7157
gendered (not androgynous)68.965827.061
utilitarian (not decorative)68.632329.846
well behaved (not mischievous)68.618030.1165
playful (not shy)68.541925.5165
metaphorical (not literal)68.37233.2147
cooperative (not competitive)68.215632.2182
humble (not arrogant)68.220827.9151
gracious (not feisty)68.27227.4165
demure (not vain)67.817625.4141
🦄 (not 🐴)67.217836.625
🥾 (not 👟)67.121131.615
🧐 (not 😎)66.122134.323
rich (not poor)66.039116.6152
cheery (not sorrowful)65.919328.3141
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.939833.8158
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.724929.729
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.547430.3166
🐩 (not 🐒)65.527730.228
suspicious (not awkward)65.444029.2132
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.424632.5154
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.428422.021
armoured (not vulnerable)65.340626.5135
thin (not thick)65.233125.7104
methodical (not astonishing)65.135931.8145
chatty (not reserved)65.031829.4168
strict (not lenient)64.835325.5140
straight (not queer)64.765127.357
cool (not dorky)64.734032.323
quiet (not loud)64.329225.1161
urban (not rural)64.346929.822
direct (not roundabout)64.249933.2143
abstract (not concrete)64.219232.533
autistic (not neurotypical)64.15230.0140
spiritual (not skeptical)64.012032.3155
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.926229.2148
scientific (not artistic)63.836327.8144
morning lark (not night owl)63.818830.4113
young (not old)63.345521.1140
charming (not trusting)63.332029.9160
💃 (not 🧕)63.241528.730
cautious (not impulsive)62.733330.1164
avant-garde (not classical)62.720832.563
pacifist (not ferocious)62.521525.0139
🐮 (not 🐷)62.525727.622
modest (not flamboyant)62.138429.7148
cryptic (not straightforward)62.112934.1156
leisurely (not hurried)62.122727.6153
serious (not playful)62.047625.7171
politically correct (not edgy)61.924232.8147
worldly (not innocent)61.656229.4140
happy (not sad)61.620126.1147
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.531332.368
objective (not subjective)61.017833.353
joyful (not miserable)61.022027.922
extrovert (not introvert)60.942929.8138
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.727730.0156
sane (not crazy)60.132128.332
imaginative (not practical)59.124231.2138
scholarly (not crafty)59.126928.9162
instinctual (not reasoned)58.942031.2169
🐐 (not 🦒)58.948233.433
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.834028.8145
stoic (not expressive)58.631532.1147
multicolored (not monochrome)58.631436.763
nonpolitical (not political)58.525931.9140
hipster (not basic)58.220332.2150
technophile (not luddite)58.031627.8171
fortunate (not unlucky)57.433231.7156
transient (not permanent)57.324834.869
guarded (not open)57.066831.2145
unassuming (not pretentious)56.925730.025
socialist (not libertarian)56.812527.9127
theoretical (not empirical)56.815233.1138
high-tech (not low-tech)56.737426.6124
tame (not wild)56.632327.3124
idealist (not realist)56.636233.265
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.541227.2164
industrial (not domestic)56.442128.553
vanilla (not kinky)56.039631.2135
repetitive (not varied)56.053233.368
theist (not atheist)55.828330.556
purple (not orange)55.636231.3132
😜 (not 🤐)55.436736.118
individualist (not communal)55.352535.753
🐿 (not 🦇)55.346835.231
deviant (not average)54.952931.8104
private (not gregarious)54.855131.2163
🤖 (not 👻)54.837931.722
extreme (not moderate)54.656531.5149
suspicious (not trusting)54.454032.1152
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)54.445728.2119
obedient (not rebellious)54.231230.3163
spicy (not mild)54.057029.7160
soft (not hard)53.937324.4161
bold (not serious)53.747733.5161
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.550828.7161
statist (not anarchist)52.949735.225
western (not eastern)52.571334.224
soft (not hard)52.139925.668
social (not reclusive)52.051529.124
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.838629.3110
🥳 (not 🥴)51.737134.118
historical (not modern)51.640231.7122
relaxed (not tense)51.521029.2156
flexible (not rigid)51.538132.0149
rational (not whimsical)51.460530.0126
mathematical (not literary)51.238728.2140
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.250935.122

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. Gandalf (0.833)
  2. Lester Freamon (0.832)
  3. Jean-Luc Picard (0.823)
  4. Lucius Fox (0.822)
  5. Albus Dumbledore (0.817)
  1. Dennis Nedry (-0.624)
  2. A.J. Soprano (-0.611)
  3. Theon Greyjoy (-0.597)
  4. Brad Bellick (-0.595)
  5. George Costanza (-0.591)

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: INTJ (r = 0.52)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.49)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.44)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.37)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.33)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.26)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.2)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.19)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.17)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.1)
  12. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.1)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.06)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.0)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.0)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.03)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.04)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.06)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.15)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.23)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.25)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.26)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.27)


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