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Merle Dixon Descriptive 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. 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
mischievous (not well behaved)95.2238.4424
scruffy (not manicured)95.069.7305
masculine (not feminine)94.5359.7349
outlaw (not sheriff)94.11410.3350
quarrelsome (not warm)93.91710.6383
rough (not smooth)93.619.6311
money-focused (not love-focused)93.62211.218
ferocious (not pacifist)93.32612.2335
rugged (not refined)93.2812.9344
arrogant (not humble)92.76410.7369
hard (not soft)92.71911.5324
competitive (not cooperative)92.67910.1372
cynical (not gullible)92.41811.322
bold (not shy)92.215311.3364
wild (not tame)92.24611.4281
rude (not respectful)92.11511.8338
extreme (not moderate)92.04812.2328
feisty (not gracious)92.01410.0281
cocky (not timid)91.97615.033
bitter (not sweet)91.93512.6319
sexist (not feminist)91.82213.599
rebellious (not obedient)91.79315.5320
dominant (not submissive)91.610113.0344
stingy (not generous)91.42310.345
scandalous (not proper)91.33212.5284
vengeful (not forgiving)91.27311.7341
suspicious (not trusting)91.14913.2328
muddy (not washed)90.9619.527
barbaric (not civilized)90.8911.4355
hunter (not gatherer)90.84113.231
bad boy (not white knight)90.82912.530
punchable (not loveable)90.74518.144
hard (not soft)90.63313.6213
unpolished (not eloquent)90.61116.7275
fighter (not lover)90.42011.536
punk rock (not preppy)90.34714.538
interrupting (not attentive)90.32311.026
edgy (not politically correct)90.22314.7391
fearmongering (not reassuring)90.22410.620
fire (not water)90.15312.049
chaotic (not orderly)90.16014.7360
psychopath (not empath)89.96314.838
drop out (not valedictorian)89.81614.672
demanding (not unchallenging)89.811617.845
impulsive (not cautious)89.77517.0350
judgemental (not accepting)89.58916.7230
jaded (not innocent)89.57311.629
physical (not intellectual)89.41714.1332
assertive (not passive)89.39120.3294
crazy (not sane)89.33914.283
🥾 (not 👟)89.33018.085
moody (not stable)89.27314.4319
impatient (not patient)89.27518.1167
insulting (not complimentary)89.24215.0208
😈 (not 😇)89.27815.892
deranged (not reasonable)89.12815.366
stinky (not fresh)89.11416.5118
stubborn (not accommodating)89.114718.542
demonic (not angelic)89.15112.9359
messy (not neat)89.13313.7223
mad (not glad)89.03814.865
bossy (not meek)88.916416.1356
individualist (not communal)88.84817.6226
debased (not pure)88.65715.2364
loud (not quiet)88.412716.3360
jock (not nerd)88.44016.2389
close-minded (not open-minded)88.43716.9283
backdoor (not official)88.33316.8297
street-smart (not sheltered)88.311817.9274
poisonous (not nurturing)88.29116.7179
poor (not rich)87.92814.5320
freak (not normie)87.85021.049
lewd (not tasteful)87.71818.1322
selfish (not altruistic)87.711918.0360
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.717523.946
cruel (not kind)87.46814.2381
sporty (not bookish)87.46417.5312
🧢 (not 🎩)87.33321.278
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)87.26714.890
haunted (not blissful)87.18615.540
instinctual (not reasoned)87.14315.1338
deviant (not average)87.05415.2261
🐒 (not 🐩)87.02014.978
authoritarian (not democratic)86.78119.2370
perverted (not clean)86.54919.934
cold (not warm)86.410015.7326
outsider (not insider)86.41518.7252
opinionated (not neutral)86.331321.749
suspicious (not awkward)86.26117.4369
cannibal (not vegan)86.26417.825
💀 (not 🎃)86.15423.534
ludicrous (not sensible)85.94516.4393
macho (not metrosexual)85.73918.027
💪 (not 🧠)85.64917.3108
entitled (not grateful)85.615918.734
crafty (not scholarly)85.54715.2300
cunning (not honorable)85.310016.9348
dispassionate (not romantic)85.31723.349
freelance (not corporate)85.116522.531
🏀 (not 🎨)85.010020.635
slovenly (not stylish)84.92917.0364
indulgent (not sober)84.810721.1367
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)84.87025.7348
intense (not lighthearted)84.825722.836
sarcastic (not genuine)84.68818.5334
frank (not sugarcoated)84.519420.022
disreputable (not prestigious)84.43621.0265
racist (not egalitarian)84.42420.589
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.39722.839
worldly (not innocent)84.219918.8328
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)84.26122.980
skeptical (not spiritual)84.016418.0347
salacious (not wholesome)84.010420.072
repulsive (not attractive)83.93920.4340
spicy (not mild)83.819320.9328
animalistic (not human)83.81516.7297
armoured (not vulnerable)83.812920.6327
decisive (not hesitant)83.723220.1345
doer (not thinker)83.711219.153
straight (not queer)83.627722.9171
creepy (not disarming)83.62720.6168
blacksmith (not tailor)83.63920.433
biased (not impartial)83.511022.1310
provincial (not cosmopolitan)83.51722.2253
miserable (not joyful)83.411619.580
goth (not flower child)83.47320.333
vintage (not trendy)83.317614.336
low-tech (not high-tech)83.26318.7312
playful (not shy)83.033917.1370
gendered (not androgynous)83.038228.0179
weird (not normal)82.818216.2336
💔 (not 💝)82.87723.6102
traumatized (not flourishing)82.814722.533
experimental (not reliable)82.89718.333
receiving (not giving)82.712319.437
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.515122.091
spontaneous (not scheduled)82.420222.7364
ignorant (not knowledgeable)82.44624.930
angry (not good-humored)82.39422.0326
resistant (not resigned)82.39221.7328
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.215120.6204
villainous (not heroic)81.911819.0330
🙃 (not 🥰)81.79427.2107
guarded (not open)81.637222.8335
heathen (not devout)81.56123.5369
radical (not centrist)81.47228.124
frenzied (not sleepy)81.120219.539
real (not philosophical)81.08623.2237
traitorous (not loyal)80.99021.8325
ugly (not beautiful)80.83719.2236
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.721026.0343
two-faced (not one-faced)80.714122.443
kinky (not vanilla)80.617521.8364
🐴 (not 🦄)80.513024.479
anarchist (not statist)80.410422.9105
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.37625.772
desperate (not high standards)80.27122.862
twitchy (not still)80.218924.038
soulless (not soulful)80.010620.5202
offended (not chill)79.919622.930
focused on the present (not focused on the future)79.83424.0345
persistent (not quitter)79.6106026.469
conservative (not liberal)79.69529.596
antagonist (not protagonist)79.510622.427
rustic (not cultured)79.56624.832
child free (not pronatalist)79.416826.3283
never cries (not often crying)79.226529.421
jealous (not compersive)79.117122.2278
genocidal (not not genocidal)79.110422.121
hypocritical (not equitable)79.114620.3197
distant (not touchy-feely)79.121823.133
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.017425.841
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.914324.1277
Russian (not French)78.95521.529
vain (not demure)78.821323.1296
not introspective (not introspective)78.83228.194
lustful (not chaste)78.722825.3309
tardy (not on-time)78.612326.033
arcane (not mainstream)78.514324.6309
utilitarian (not decorative)78.515023.7196
exuberant (not subdued)78.523127.025
dog person (not cat person)78.516430.023
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)78.35525.634
zany (not regular)78.224823.873
goof-off (not studious)78.118524.080
direct (not roundabout)78.039327.9309
gloomy (not sunny)77.926924.339
lowbrow (not highbrow)77.93029.3336
foolish (not wise)77.814222.2322
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.714327.6296
spelunker (not claustrophobic)77.510522.521
🤣 (not 😊)77.410220.878
luddite (not technophile)77.35722.9248
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.315923.1237
off-key (not musical)77.210923.043
extrovert (not introvert)77.234726.8360
alpha (not beta)77.253328.0338
trash (not treasure)77.28525.097
🥴 (not 🥳)77.211925.585
🐷 (not 🐮)77.06828.8105
sexual (not asexual)77.049625.138
rock (not rap)76.947225.626
independent (not codependent)76.944431.0271
unfaithful (not devoted)76.85326.431
paranoid (not naive)76.419426.527
juvenile (not mature)76.422525.0227
ADHD (not OCD)76.316725.226
contrarian (not yes-man)76.323726.721
machiavellian (not transparent)76.222932.629
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.116628.6261
💩 (not 🌟)76.112327.774
rigid (not flexible)76.124526.6313
non-gamer (not gamer)76.133028.233
tense (not relaxed)76.063826.8362
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.537333.341
lost (not enlightened)75.418625.631
🤺 (not 🏌)75.355427.671
old (not young)75.325714.6366
unlucky (not fortunate)75.219824.5310
brave (not careful)74.842724.4327
exaggerating (not factual)74.335531.839
resourceful (not helpless)74.291328.1228
rural (not urban)74.213431.1102
factual (not poetic)73.931826.041
western (not eastern)73.918832.5100
transient (not permanent)73.76326.8144
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)73.614930.140
flamboyant (not modest)73.636127.5349
expressive (not monotone)73.650628.225
pensive (not serene)73.436421.129
sad (not happy)73.235622.5328
bold (not serious)73.136329.2379
empirical (not theoretical)72.910226.0324
😬 (not 😏)72.915130.475
unorthodox (not traditional)72.846631.1221
earth (not air)72.731530.050
night owl (not morning lark)72.649625.1229
realist (not idealist)72.626830.5230
oxymoron (not tautology)72.56430.024
strict (not lenient)72.444329.0335
depressed (not bright)72.421123.2293
pretentious (not unassuming)72.341227.967
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)72.318227.766
🧗 (not 🛌)72.157329.1112
🐐 (not 🦒)71.921431.798
dunce (not genius)71.813424.3373
driven (not unambitious)71.8121328.0322
hedonist (not monastic)71.721930.254
plays hard (not works hard)71.622426.5380
🥶 (not 🥵)71.615432.038
literal (not metaphorical)71.530628.5283
monochrome (not multicolored)71.529331.7200
atheist (not theist)71.444231.4195
folksy (not presidential)71.329031.834
chatty (not reserved)71.148729.8348
libertarian (not socialist)71.113432.5308
efficient (not overprepared)70.641924.537
historical (not modern)70.634024.4219
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.529929.634
obsessed (not aloof)70.447530.1334
shallow (not deep)70.420230.0106
emotional (not logical)70.445830.1308
reclusive (not social)70.234927.885
🦇 (not 🐿)70.231132.570
secretive (not open-book)70.166232.638
whippersnapper (not sage)70.020234.222
nihilist (not existentialist)69.97030.0200
sorrowful (not cheery)69.853226.9337
reactive (not proactive)69.521926.836
basic (not hipster)69.446330.2330
unemotional (not emotional)69.416129.225
orange (not purple)69.222829.6265
scrub (not legit)68.911129.9100
🐀 (not 🐘)68.827033.2128
whimsical (not rational)68.635729.3339
explorer (not builder)68.445029.0277
🤡 (not 👽)68.322332.770
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.168034.173
charming (not trusting)68.045319.3328
active (not slothful)67.7118428.5283
confident (not insecure)67.683733.0336
low IQ (not high IQ)67.512324.6263
👻 (not 🤖)67.238535.166
unfixable (not fixable)67.126832.733
mighty (not puny)67.087628.9355
ironic (not profound)66.731030.341
straightforward (not cryptic)66.274033.8367
chortling (not giggling)66.266530.821
queen (not princess)66.177432.519
master (not apprentice)66.086529.1144
dry (not moist)66.036231.924
industrial (not domestic)65.938232.9200
flirtatious (not prudish)65.862131.730
expressive (not stoic)65.769831.2344
sickly (not healthy)65.621428.2317
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.674233.5327
alert (not oblivious)65.587730.381
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.930532.4336
badass (not weakass)64.9109832.334
🤠 (not 🤑)64.675037.773
fast (not slow)64.596725.9316
anxious (not calm)64.569430.2329
wooden (not plastic)64.585934.128
😭 (not 😀)64.440131.476
indie (not pop)64.477030.220
apathetic (not curious)64.213530.6293
practical (not imaginative)63.982631.7291
Roman (not Greek)63.730330.524
thick (not thin)63.640125.3274
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.676729.641
everyman (not chosen one)63.341726.129
interested (not bored)62.6107230.028
emancipated (not enslaved)62.595932.4299
Swedish (not Italian)62.345935.919
underachiever (not overachiever)62.318027.227
tall (not short)62.279424.3331
opinionated (not jealous)62.1114637.027
📉 (not 📈)62.019035.181
slacker (not workaholic)61.827131.2194
🤫 (not 🤔)61.826637.068
pro (not noob)61.6119228.474
intimate (not formal)61.660930.599
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.462330.6114
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.125833.2358
cool (not dorky)60.980430.378
frugal (not lavish)60.872632.3292
geriatric (not vibrant)60.626227.727
remote (not involved)60.316133.0289
motivated (not unmotivated)60.2160435.625
awkward (not charming)60.143529.3326
😎 (not 🧐)60.076935.265
thrifty (not extravagant)60.068334.030
melee (not ranged)59.832637.226
cheesy (not chic)59.872925.021
diligent (not lazy)59.7156228.0288
ambitious (not realistic)59.790738.042
indiscreet (not tactful)59.634633.462
dramatic (not no-nonsense)59.576137.6171
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.450535.5338
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.455229.022
sturdy (not flimsy)59.2110534.140
variable (not consistent)59.240233.237
🤐 (not 😜)58.776036.568
avant-garde (not classical)58.353931.2181
common sense (not analysis)58.142030.920
hoarder (not unprepared)58.095530.2254
funny (not humorless)57.993929.6362
concrete (not abstract)57.990833.781
complicated (not simple)57.8115435.0307
believable (not poorly-written)57.6167131.031
realistic (not fantastical)57.692435.643
specialist (not generalist)57.198031.7197
go-getter (not slugabed)57.0156931.367
repetitive (not varied)56.791132.0135
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.787835.4115
gossiping (not confidential)56.649633.1262
privileged (not oppressed)56.6113733.928
epic (not deep)56.572029.628
long-winded (not concise)56.363131.434
picky (not always down)56.393034.926
subjective (not objective)56.266035.5163
uninspiring (not charismatic)56.125732.0264
💃 (not 🧕)56.1111435.391
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.9132628.433
work-first (not family-first)55.384135.6285
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.0112932.645
trolling (not triggered)55.041937.428
coordinated (not clumsy)54.6121329.4313
perceptive (not unobservant)54.6154431.420
irrelevant (not important)54.521231.0128
incompetent (not competent)54.430430.5312
summer (not winter)54.289335.130
captain (not first-mate)54.189734.6300
pointed (not random)54.0138730.928
nonpolitical (not political)53.966935.5329
English (not German)53.9166134.630
hurried (not leisurely)53.8105331.6288
gregarious (not private)53.761134.0342
vague (not precise)53.645030.3200
methodical (not astonishing)53.3109533.0295
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.354432.0205
artistic (not scientific)53.286627.3290
wavering (not resolute)53.240137.361
Coke (not Pepsi)53.187038.039
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.0110837.734
neurotypical (not autistic)52.8152030.1331
extraordinary (not mundane)52.7133332.1303
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.5100435.5332
mathematical (not literary)52.366529.4305
loose (not tight)52.058838.440
quirky (not predictable)51.898835.020
serious (not playful)51.7113431.6293
minimalist (not pack rat)51.7106335.086
envious (not prideful)51.629238.951
interesting (not tiresome)51.4147432.2336
dramatic (not comedic)51.1135232.845
circular (not linear)51.089332.529
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.1107533.9293
businesslike (not chivalrous)50.897038.443
conventional (not creative)50.388733.7313

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 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 (0.892)
  3. Sid Phillips (0.88)
  4. Nelson Muntz (0.878)
  5. Billy Hargrove (0.864)
  6. Darlene Snell (0.856)
  7. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.853)
  8. John Abruzzi (0.847)
  9. John Murphy (0.838)
  10. Peter Wiggin (0.835)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.784)
  2. Georgiana Darcy (-0.738)
  3. Melanie Hamilton (-0.737)
  4. Eliza Hamilton (-0.72)
  5. Tracy Mills (-0.714)
  6. Esme Cullen (-0.707)
  7. Beth March (-0.704)
  8. Jimmy Palmer (-0.702)
  9. Gabriella Montez (-0.697)
  10. Pam Beesly (-0.692)

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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