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Merle Dixon Personality Statistics

Merle Dixon is a character from The Walking Dead. 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
mischievous (not well behaved)95.4148.1428
scruffy (not manicured)94.789.9307
punk rock (not preppy)94.398.627
masculine (not feminine)94.23510.3355
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)94.13112.032
quarrelsome (not warm)93.92011.2377
outlaw (not sheriff)93.91410.5343
ferocious (not pacifist)93.42311.7340
rugged (not refined)93.3812.7355
rough (not smooth)93.3310.4303
muddy (not washed)93.0311.019
arrogant (not humble)92.85510.5367
hard (not soft)92.82111.5325
punchable (not loveable)92.83315.931
competitive (not cooperative)92.66310.1364
bold (not shy)92.214511.3366
feisty (not gracious)92.2119.7281
bitter (not sweet)92.12912.1320
wild (not tame)92.14511.5283
extreme (not moderate)92.14011.1324
sexist (not feminist)92.11713.193
money-focused (not love-focused)92.02512.214
rude (not respectful)91.91612.5337
bad boy (not white knight)91.9159.918
rebellious (not obedient)91.77715.4313
vengeful (not forgiving)91.65810.9343
cynical (not gullible)91.62611.417
fearmongering (not reassuring)91.51410.113
cocky (not timid)91.58116.024
dominant (not submissive)91.49913.3344
scandalous (not proper)91.22612.6289
hard (not soft)91.12412.8213
suspicious (not trusting)90.94613.2337
barbaric (not civilized)90.91011.0363
opinionated (not neutral)90.712017.436
edgy (not politically correct)90.61913.7399
unpolished (not eloquent)90.61416.6276
fire (not water)90.44412.936
stingy (not generous)90.42812.237
drop out (not valedictorian)90.11514.568
chaotic (not orderly)90.05314.7355
hunter (not gatherer)90.05314.123
fighter (not lover)89.92111.929
😈 (not 😇)89.85715.790
🥾 (not 👟)89.72216.772
impulsive (not cautious)89.66917.0351
physical (not intellectual)89.51813.9339
moody (not stable)89.55914.3321
assertive (not passive)89.59020.0307
intense (not lighthearted)89.59317.626
judgemental (not accepting)89.48116.7226
interrupting (not attentive)89.4369.722
cannibal (not vegan)89.3338.818
💀 (not 🎃)89.32819.527
insulting (not complimentary)89.24415.5201
messy (not neat)89.03413.7227
psychopath (not empath)89.06315.134
bossy (not meek)88.915216.1359
individualist (not communal)88.94116.7224
demonic (not angelic)88.84112.8358
stinky (not fresh)88.81216.7118
freak (not normie)88.83718.737
debased (not pure)88.64515.3366
jock (not nerd)88.63716.1395
loud (not quiet)88.511315.7367
backdoor (not official)88.53316.8295
street-smart (not sheltered)88.410518.4272
close-minded (not open-minded)88.43117.0278
🧢 (not 🎩)88.32720.569
macho (not metrosexual)88.32013.123
poisonous (not nurturing)88.27916.7176
self-destructive (not self-improving)88.24117.525
mad (not glad)88.13215.162
impatient (not patient)88.19619.3164
jaded (not innocent)88.08512.526
poor (not rich)87.92314.6323
deranged (not reasonable)87.93816.765
stubborn (not accommodating)87.916320.034
lewd (not tasteful)87.72118.7323
selfish (not altruistic)87.710718.0364
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)87.65314.782
sporty (not bookish)87.55217.0314
freelance (not corporate)87.59022.626
deviant (not average)87.45514.8256
demanding (not unchallenging)87.418321.134
instinctual (not reasoned)86.94215.8340
cruel (not kind)86.96214.3384
authoritarian (not democratic)86.87818.8376
crazy (not sane)86.85817.676
🐒 (not 🐩)86.82215.371
outsider (not insider)86.51318.9242
cold (not warm)86.48515.5331
suspicious (not awkward)86.36117.3372
traumatized (not flourishing)86.25917.325
ludicrous (not sensible)86.04616.2384
dispassionate (not romantic)85.81122.733
crafty (not scholarly)85.73814.6301
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)85.65424.9346
entitled (not grateful)85.514418.823
disreputable (not prestigious)85.33020.3257
haunted (not blissful)85.310016.432
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)85.14522.272
cunning (not honorable)84.910217.2353
slovenly (not stylish)84.92716.9364
💪 (not 🧠)84.93917.1105
indulgent (not sober)84.810121.0377
🏀 (not 🎨)84.69518.727
spicy (not mild)84.515319.6329
blacksmith (not tailor)84.53120.723
worldly (not innocent)84.416618.6327
racist (not egalitarian)84.42119.382
salacious (not wholesome)84.38720.166
rustic (not cultured)84.22818.222
sarcastic (not genuine)84.08119.2338
🙃 (not 🥰)84.06223.493
goth (not flower child)84.06020.929
skeptical (not spiritual)83.913218.4354
decisive (not hesitant)83.919019.3344
biased (not impartial)83.910121.2302
two-faced (not one-faced)83.98720.635
gendered (not androgynous)83.830927.1174
animalistic (not human)83.71516.7303
armoured (not vulnerable)83.711820.6334
miserable (not joyful)83.79718.269
perverted (not clean)83.77320.627
doer (not thinker)83.79817.244
repulsive (not attractive)83.64120.5342
low-tech (not high-tech)83.45318.0305
creepy (not disarming)83.33020.6158
playful (not shy)82.929217.0368
resistant (not resigned)82.87921.3330
vintage (not trendy)82.817514.830
weird (not normal)82.616616.1344
provincial (not cosmopolitan)82.62823.2262
spontaneous (not scheduled)82.516322.3361
straight (not queer)82.534123.9162
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.312621.0204
spelunker (not claustrophobic)82.13119.717
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.013422.784
heathen (not devout)81.95022.8368
desperate (not high standards)81.95321.550
anarchist (not statist)81.96821.896
💔 (not 💝)81.96924.6101
angry (not good-humored)81.87922.3322
villainous (not heroic)81.611119.1332
paranoid (not naive)81.47824.117
offended (not chill)81.314616.823
receiving (not giving)81.313920.631
real (not philosophical)81.28122.7243
machiavellian (not transparent)81.212027.122
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.119325.6347
ignorant (not knowledgeable)81.05326.824
frenzied (not sleepy)80.919722.725
🐴 (not 🦄)80.89623.968
guarded (not open)80.833323.6337
not introspective (not introspective)80.82526.591
ugly (not beautiful)80.43219.4220
frank (not sugarcoated)80.429524.714
conservative (not liberal)80.38428.090
kinky (not vanilla)80.215322.2369
focused on the present (not focused on the future)80.22123.3349
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.16725.963
traitorous (not loyal)80.08222.6319
off-key (not musical)79.95520.133
soulless (not soulful)79.89720.5196
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)79.74122.418
never cries (not often crying)79.621631.418
lustful (not chaste)79.319024.7316
vain (not demure)79.120322.5297
child free (not pronatalist)79.114026.4283
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.011724.1276
jealous (not compersive)79.014422.8276
hypocritical (not equitable)79.012220.4194
contrarian (not yes-man)79.013725.216
persistent (not quitter)78.990726.861
experimental (not reliable)78.714319.124
direct (not roundabout)78.630827.2306
arcane (not mainstream)78.612023.9319
utilitarian (not decorative)78.514023.8195
luddite (not technophile)78.43921.9257
twitchy (not still)78.422226.225
extrovert (not introvert)78.128025.8361
foolish (not wise)78.112022.2320
tardy (not on-time)78.112127.530
lowbrow (not highbrow)78.02828.8338
🐷 (not 🐮)78.05328.398
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.912027.6299
🥴 (not 🥳)77.89824.384
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.714122.6236
distant (not touchy-feely)77.720724.024
🤣 (not 😊)77.59221.672
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.519826.434
genocidal (not not genocidal)77.111324.715
zany (not regular)77.025324.466
antagonist (not protagonist)76.910826.017
Russian (not French)76.76323.320
alpha (not beta)76.745328.6335
juvenile (not mature)76.620024.3229
rigid (not flexible)76.520626.4315
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.512028.7255
independent (not codependent)76.538131.4269
💩 (not 🌟)76.510327.468
rock (not rap)76.245829.916
tense (not relaxed)76.253026.6364
trash (not treasure)76.17625.390
exuberant (not subdued)76.127025.718
unfaithful (not devoted)75.95427.620
gloomy (not sunny)75.826624.830
exaggerating (not factual)75.829329.328
dog person (not cat person)75.719230.815
sexual (not asexual)75.745723.429
earth (not air)75.719328.441
goof-off (not studious)75.419025.172
unlucky (not fortunate)75.416224.7308
brave (not careful)75.034824.8327
old (not young)75.023814.7371
resourceful (not helpless)75.074626.8231
rural (not urban)74.910030.095
🤺 (not 🏌)74.548328.966
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.336333.627
western (not eastern)74.015332.495
hedonist (not monastic)73.914928.942
🧗 (not 🛌)73.842727.7103
flamboyant (not modest)73.630127.3340
folksy (not presidential)73.522230.923
transient (not permanent)73.35426.8143
pretentious (not unassuming)73.333227.863
ADHD (not OCD)73.318830.820
reactive (not proactive)73.310521.428
unorthodox (not traditional)73.237030.5209
lost (not enlightened)73.121724.116
night owl (not morning lark)73.139624.8220
sad (not happy)73.029122.8328
strict (not lenient)72.935428.7335
bold (not serious)72.831329.1381
realist (not idealist)72.823330.4221
empirical (not theoretical)72.78726.0329
🐐 (not 🦒)72.514631.394
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)72.414126.258
literal (not metaphorical)72.024628.2293
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)71.915732.728
😬 (not 😏)71.814631.274
atheist (not theist)71.734830.9192
libertarian (not socialist)71.612432.3311
nihilist (not existentialist)71.65429.1198
driven (not unambitious)71.6100028.0321
reclusive (not social)71.624026.277
dry (not moist)71.419332.019
depressed (not bright)71.318423.4288
secretive (not open-book)71.350133.326
dunce (not genius)71.212524.6365
🦇 (not 🐿)71.223531.862
efficient (not overprepared)71.134924.826
chatty (not reserved)71.042129.8349
plays hard (not works hard)70.921026.9393
obsessed (not aloof)70.739529.7334
monochrome (not multicolored)70.725331.8202
radical (not centrist)70.624831.516
factual (not poetic)70.435928.033
pensive (not serene)70.448322.722
historical (not modern)70.228724.4221
shallow (not deep)70.219029.197
non-gamer (not gamer)70.246031.720
emotional (not logical)70.138430.2313
basic (not hipster)69.540430.3333
scrub (not legit)69.59729.399
whippersnapper (not sage)69.519638.215
expressive (not monotone)69.452327.217
everyman (not chosen one)69.319418.119
sorrowful (not cheery)69.245826.9330
🐀 (not 🐘)69.219332.3119
orange (not purple)69.218430.2268
🥶 (not 🥵)69.118334.231
oxymoron (not tautology)69.014230.714
ironic (not profound)68.822229.525
charming (not trusting)68.637518.8329
explorer (not builder)68.535229.0274
unemotional (not emotional)68.515129.019
whimsical (not rational)68.131329.4335
low IQ (not high IQ)68.011024.4267
active (not slothful)67.995328.4282
confident (not insecure)67.870433.0332
chortling (not giggling)67.848529.518
mighty (not puny)67.770328.6360
🤡 (not 👽)66.621433.762
queen (not princess)66.663636.514
master (not apprentice)66.372528.5145
alert (not oblivious)66.370329.175
🤠 (not 🤑)66.355136.267
👻 (not 🤖)66.233135.359
straightforward (not cryptic)66.164134.0362
😭 (not 😀)66.131431.173
industrial (not domestic)65.933132.8199
expressive (not stoic)65.856531.0347
sickly (not healthy)65.717028.2324
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.759033.3338
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.537533.226
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.469335.670
flirtatious (not prudish)65.353730.920
fast (not slow)65.277125.7322
indie (not pop)65.155729.817
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.725532.1340
anxious (not calm)64.558130.3332
apathetic (not curious)63.912230.7288
thick (not thin)63.833425.1272
wooden (not plastic)63.476032.721
trolling (not triggered)63.021135.519
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.066328.830
practical (not imaginative)62.971231.9283
tall (not short)62.763124.2323
unfixable (not fixable)62.631434.124
emancipated (not enslaved)62.478632.8300
variable (not consistent)62.426431.729
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.247430.5104
intimate (not formal)62.147131.292
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)62.142729.814
motivated (not unmotivated)62.1127336.917
slacker (not workaholic)62.023631.0192
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.558936.6166
pro (not noob)61.498428.570
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.322633.2365
badass (not weakass)61.298832.625
frugal (not lavish)61.059232.0298
remote (not involved)61.013332.9288
melee (not ranged)61.024737.016
cool (not dorky)60.767130.573
😎 (not 🧐)60.760234.254
Roman (not Greek)60.736630.119
perceptive (not unobservant)60.7114329.812
go-getter (not slugabed)60.5119730.558
📉 (not 📈)60.219335.777
diligent (not lazy)60.0125828.0286
interested (not bored)59.992931.224
awkward (not charming)59.537829.1321
🤐 (not 😜)59.559736.465
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.440135.3344
geriatric (not vibrant)59.125226.722
🤫 (not 🤔)58.628137.463
picky (not always down)58.669233.817
hoarder (not unprepared)58.575930.6258
💃 (not 🧕)58.284335.191
funny (not humorless)57.976729.2363
complicated (not simple)57.991834.9308
avant-garde (not classical)57.746331.1179
ambitious (not realistic)57.781338.828
sturdy (not flimsy)57.696136.523
cheesy (not chic)57.666927.913
realistic (not fantastical)57.575137.030
underachiever (not overachiever)57.522830.322
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.271735.6110
specialist (not generalist)57.179531.3194
indiscreet (not tactful)57.135133.357
gossiping (not confidential)56.942632.5258
English (not German)56.9129033.324
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.977638.117
concrete (not abstract)56.878833.072
privileged (not oppressed)56.895036.621
repetitive (not varied)56.678332.1135
opinionated (not jealous)56.5111240.420
believable (not poorly-written)55.4142231.821
uninspiring (not charismatic)55.123432.1266
subjective (not objective)54.961635.5159
captain (not first-mate)54.871634.8301
long-winded (not concise)54.661133.522
common sense (not analysis)54.547526.712
winter (not summer)54.567435.122
coordinated (not clumsy)54.4101929.8315
incompetent (not competent)54.326830.6308
thrifty (not extravagant)54.371536.027
work-first (not family-first)54.272435.5283
irrelevant (not important)54.119431.2122
hurried (not leisurely)53.886031.2292
gregarious (not private)53.653434.1350
vague (not precise)53.538930.5200
envious (not prideful)53.521340.440
methodical (not astonishing)53.492433.0293
nonpolitical (not political)53.455635.6332
epic (not deep)53.274529.225
artistic (not scientific)53.170027.3298
down2earth (not head@clouds)53.082235.6336
neurotypical (not autistic)53.0128429.8334
rhythmic (not stuttering)53.0114127.925
extraordinary (not mundane)52.8109432.2302
minimalist (not pack rat)52.881534.077
serious (not playful)52.792631.6297
Coke (not Pepsi)52.777236.027
quirky (not predictable)52.777834.312
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.652132.5206
mathematical (not literary)52.556329.4310
linear (not circular)52.476631.820
wavering (not resolute)52.135236.959
comedic (not dramatic)51.945333.036
fast-talking (not slow-talking)51.7102332.434
interesting (not tiresome)51.5119732.1335
mysterious (not unambiguous)51.567034.0282
pointed (not random)51.0121132.423
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.081239.633
conventional (not creative)50.174333.8324
tight (not loose)50.8108737.926
Swedish (not Italian)50.572637.213

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Shane Walsh (0.914)
  2. Jayne Cobb (0.895)
  3. Nelson Muntz (0.879)
  4. Sid Phillips (0.878)
  5. Billy Hargrove (0.852)
  6. Darlene Snell (0.852)
  7. John Murphy (0.847)
  8. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.845)
  9. John Abruzzi (0.825)
  10. Peter Wiggin (0.823)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.778)
  2. Melanie Hamilton (-0.734)
  3. Georgiana Darcy (-0.732)
  4. Eliza Hamilton (-0.721)
  5. Tracy Mills (-0.711)
  6. Beth March (-0.703)
  7. Jimmy Palmer (-0.701)
  8. Esme Cullen (-0.701)
  9. Charles Bingley (-0.692)
  10. Penny (-0.689)

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 = 0.34)
  2. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.26)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.19)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.17)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.15)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.07)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.04)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.02)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.01)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.04)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.06)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.15)
  14. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.18)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.21)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.23)
  17. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.25)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.26)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.27)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.36)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.42)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.44)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.47)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.48)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.52)


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