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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)95.2188.3423
scruffy (not manicured)95.059.7305
masculine (not feminine)94.5339.7349
outlaw (not sheriff)94.11210.3349
quarrelsome (not warm)93.91710.6381
rough (not smooth)93.619.6311
ferocious (not pacifist)93.32412.2334
rugged (not refined)93.2613.0342
money-focused (not love-focused)93.21911.417
arrogant (not humble)92.75910.7367
hard (not soft)92.71711.5324
competitive (not cooperative)92.57210.1370
punchable (not loveable)92.33314.643
bold (not shy)92.214511.3364
wild (not tame)92.24311.4279
rude (not respectful)92.11611.9336
feisty (not gracious)92.01410.0281
cynical (not gullible)92.01811.421
extreme (not moderate)91.94312.2326
bitter (not sweet)91.93112.6317
sexist (not feminist)91.82013.695
rebellious (not obedient)91.77815.6316
dominant (not submissive)91.69213.0344
cocky (not timid)91.57815.431
stingy (not generous)91.32110.444
vengeful (not forgiving)91.26411.7340
scandalous (not proper)91.22712.5283
suspicious (not trusting)91.14313.2328
hard (not soft)90.92913.0211
muddy (not washed)90.9620.225
barbaric (not civilized)90.8911.4351
unpolished (not eloquent)90.61116.7273
hunter (not gatherer)90.54313.330
fighter (not lover)90.51711.635
fire (not water)90.44412.048
fearmongering (not reassuring)90.32210.819
edgy (not politically correct)90.22214.7390
chaotic (not orderly)90.15214.7359
psychopath (not empath)89.95414.838
punk rock (not preppy)89.85114.736
assertive (not passive)89.78019.5291
drop out (not valedictorian)89.71414.671
bad boy (not white knight)89.73312.824
impulsive (not cautious)89.66917.1348
demanding (not unchallenging)89.611017.944
interrupting (not attentive)89.53211.124
jaded (not innocent)89.56611.629
physical (not intellectual)89.41414.1332
judgemental (not accepting)89.48116.8226
deranged (not reasonable)89.42615.464
moody (not stable)89.35814.4317
insulting (not complimentary)89.33714.9206
crazy (not sane)89.23514.481
😈 (not 😇)89.26715.892
messy (not neat)89.13313.7223
impatient (not patient)89.16718.2166
bossy (not meek)89.014816.1355
demonic (not angelic)89.04512.9356
🥾 (not 👟)89.03018.282
stinky (not fresh)89.01416.6117
mad (not glad)88.83014.964
individualist (not communal)88.74317.7224
debased (not pure)88.65015.2363
stubborn (not accommodating)88.614118.840
loud (not quiet)88.411116.3359
jock (not nerd)88.43616.2389
street-smart (not sheltered)88.410718.0273
close-minded (not open-minded)88.43217.0282
backdoor (not official)88.33216.8297
poisonous (not nurturing)88.37916.7178
poor (not rich)87.91914.5320
lewd (not tasteful)87.71818.1322
selfish (not altruistic)87.710618.0360
freak (not normie)87.64821.248
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.416624.444
cruel (not kind)87.46414.2381
sporty (not bookish)87.45417.6310
🧢 (not 🎩)87.33121.576
haunted (not blissful)87.36615.739
instinctual (not reasoned)87.24015.2336
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)87.15715.088
deviant (not average)87.04815.2259
💀 (not 🎃)87.04123.332
🐒 (not 🐩)86.91915.176
authoritarian (not democratic)86.87719.2368
cannibal (not vegan)86.65818.124
outsider (not insider)86.51318.7250
opinionated (not neutral)86.526522.147
cold (not warm)86.48915.7322
suspicious (not awkward)86.25117.5368
perverted (not clean)86.15420.133
freelance (not corporate)86.012322.729
entitled (not grateful)86.014018.833
ludicrous (not sensible)85.94416.4392
💪 (not 🧠)85.63917.4106
crafty (not scholarly)85.54015.2299
cunning (not honorable)85.39416.9347
dispassionate (not romantic)85.31423.349
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)84.95322.178
indulgent (not sober)84.99820.8364
radical (not centrist)84.92523.023
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)84.86625.7346
slovenly (not stylish)84.82817.0362
intense (not lighthearted)84.821622.836
macho (not metrosexual)84.74218.624
sarcastic (not genuine)84.57418.5332
frank (not sugarcoated)84.517120.022
disreputable (not prestigious)84.43221.0263
racist (not egalitarian)84.42320.589
worldly (not innocent)84.317818.8325
🏀 (not 🎨)84.19920.933
skeptical (not spiritual)84.113418.0345
salacious (not wholesome)84.09520.072
repulsive (not attractive)83.83720.4338
spicy (not mild)83.816820.9328
animalistic (not human)83.81216.7297
armoured (not vulnerable)83.810320.6327
decisive (not hesitant)83.720420.1345
biased (not impartial)83.69921.9305
creepy (not disarming)83.62420.6166
provincial (not cosmopolitan)83.51822.2253
doer (not thinker)83.410119.152
straight (not queer)83.427823.0169
experimental (not reliable)83.48318.232
goth (not flower child)83.45920.333
vintage (not trendy)83.316014.336
low-tech (not high-tech)83.15918.8310
miserable (not joyful)83.110319.778
blacksmith (not tailor)83.13920.532
playful (not shy)83.029717.1370
gendered (not androgynous)83.033328.1178
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.011023.336
weird (not normal)82.916316.2334
💔 (not 💝)82.85923.6102
traumatized (not flourishing)82.811422.533
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.612222.190
angry (not good-humored)82.37822.0325
spontaneous (not scheduled)82.317622.7362
receiving (not giving)82.311819.536
resistant (not resigned)82.28321.8325
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.213220.6201
ignorant (not knowledgeable)82.24225.329
twitchy (not still)82.113623.634
villainous (not heroic)82.010919.0328
🙃 (not 🥰)81.88127.3104
two-faced (not one-faced)81.611022.042
guarded (not open)81.630622.9333
heathen (not devout)81.45923.5368
real (not philosophical)81.27622.9236
conservative (not liberal)81.07727.992
rustic (not cultured)81.05222.630
traitorous (not loyal)80.97921.8323
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.719626.0341
ugly (not beautiful)80.73319.2235
kinky (not vanilla)80.515421.9361
anarchist (not statist)80.48723.0103
🐴 (not 🦄)80.411524.678
focused on the present (not focused on the future)80.32223.4342
frenzied (not sleepy)80.320720.036
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.17025.871
Russian (not French)79.93521.128
desperate (not high standards)79.96722.861
soulless (not soulful)79.99720.5200
offended (not chill)79.917322.930
persistent (not quitter)79.692326.469
child free (not pronatalist)79.414526.3283
not introspective (not introspective)79.43027.391
distant (not touchy-feely)79.317823.432
hypocritical (not equitable)79.212220.4195
antagonist (not protagonist)79.29922.826
jealous (not compersive)79.114422.3277
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.016125.841
lustful (not chaste)78.820625.3307
vain (not demure)78.819723.1295
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.812024.3273
arcane (not mainstream)78.712324.4308
tardy (not on-time)78.611226.033
utilitarian (not decorative)78.512923.9194
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)78.44226.332
never cries (not often crying)78.425130.519
direct (not roundabout)78.233127.7306
genocidal (not not genocidal)78.19522.120
goof-off (not studious)78.116224.179
foolish (not wise)78.012622.1321
lowbrow (not highbrow)78.02829.3334
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.07823.020
zany (not regular)77.922723.972
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.612327.7295
gloomy (not sunny)77.622824.637
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.414222.9234
luddite (not technophile)77.45222.9246
🤣 (not 😊)77.49620.878
rock (not rap)77.340926.524
extrovert (not introvert)77.230726.8360
alpha (not beta)77.246028.0338
🥴 (not 🥳)77.210425.585
dog person (not cat person)77.016331.720
🐷 (not 🐮)76.96629.0104
trash (not treasure)76.97725.195
independent (not codependent)76.839531.1269
juvenile (not mature)76.819324.6225
unfaithful (not devoted)76.85426.431
exuberant (not subdued)76.625327.323
off-key (not musical)76.610223.042
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.532032.437
sexual (not asexual)76.545125.237
paranoid (not naive)76.416426.527
💩 (not 🌟)76.310427.873
contrarian (not yes-man)76.320227.420
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.213728.7259
rigid (not flexible)76.121926.6313
non-gamer (not gamer)75.929128.632
tense (not relaxed)75.955726.9359
🤺 (not 🏌)75.645427.269
machiavellian (not transparent)75.421432.828
unlucky (not fortunate)75.317024.6308
old (not young)75.224114.6364
ADHD (not OCD)75.116325.724
brave (not careful)75.035424.3324
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)75.010929.339
resourceful (not helpless)74.877227.4225
rural (not urban)74.011631.4100
lost (not enlightened)74.019726.527
western (not eastern)73.916232.699
flamboyant (not modest)73.731827.4346
transient (not permanent)73.65926.8143
reactive (not proactive)73.510721.734
pensive (not serene)73.432321.428
bold (not serious)73.331529.1377
factual (not poetic)73.329326.738
exaggerating (not factual)73.234832.237
sad (not happy)73.230222.4326
expressive (not monotone)73.045128.624
unorthodox (not traditional)72.939530.8218
empirical (not theoretical)72.98826.0324
😬 (not 😏)72.913230.475
realist (not idealist)72.623830.5228
night owl (not morning lark)72.543225.1228
hedonist (not monastic)72.516929.052
efficient (not overprepared)72.527023.034
earth (not air)72.528430.349
strict (not lenient)72.438629.0335
depressed (not bright)72.318523.2292
pretentious (not unassuming)72.235628.365
🧗 (not 🛌)72.046829.2111
🐐 (not 🦒)71.917731.798
dunce (not genius)71.811924.4371
literal (not metaphorical)71.825328.3281
driven (not unambitious)71.8105128.0322
plays hard (not works hard)71.620526.6379
libertarian (not socialist)71.511832.3306
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)71.515927.764
monochrome (not multicolored)71.425531.7199
folksy (not presidential)71.426332.233
atheist (not theist)71.337431.5193
chatty (not reserved)71.143429.9347
secretive (not open-book)71.152932.436
🦇 (not 🐿)71.024032.068
unemotional (not emotional)71.012029.223
historical (not modern)70.530124.4218
🥶 (not 🥵)70.516032.536
emotional (not logical)70.440030.2307
whippersnapper (not sage)70.316835.021
obsessed (not aloof)70.341330.1333
reclusive (not social)70.228827.885
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.227730.330
nihilist (not existentialist)70.25729.8199
shallow (not deep)70.119330.1104
sorrowful (not cheery)69.746926.9336
basic (not hipster)69.542030.2328
scrub (not legit)69.410029.799
oxymoron (not tautology)69.410132.818
orange (not purple)69.119729.6264
🐀 (not 🐘)69.120832.8126
whimsical (not rational)68.731229.2338
explorer (not builder)68.238729.0275
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.159134.173
charming (not trusting)68.040519.3327
flirtatious (not prudish)68.048831.427
🤡 (not 👽)67.919733.068
dry (not moist)67.927031.223
confident (not insecure)67.773432.9333
active (not slothful)67.7101528.5283
low IQ (not high IQ)67.611124.6262
chortling (not giggling)67.452430.719
mighty (not puny)67.175528.8354
👻 (not 🤖)67.034235.365
unfixable (not fixable)66.725233.232
wooden (not plastic)66.465633.327
straightforward (not cryptic)66.264433.9365
ironic (not profound)66.129430.939
master (not apprentice)66.076629.1144
queen (not princess)65.968333.418
expressive (not stoic)65.760931.2343
industrial (not domestic)65.734332.9199
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.664733.5327
sickly (not healthy)65.518828.2316
alert (not oblivious)65.276730.679
anxious (not calm)64.760930.1327
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.726632.4333
🤠 (not 🤑)64.664837.773
fast (not slow)64.583625.9316
😭 (not 😀)64.434931.476
everyman (not chosen one)64.233625.026
apathetic (not curious)64.111930.6292
practical (not imaginative)64.071631.6287
thick (not thin)63.735925.4272
Roman (not Greek)63.726530.524
badass (not weakass)63.798232.832
melee (not ranged)62.621635.122
indie (not pop)62.671231.218
tall (not short)62.567724.5312
emancipated (not enslaved)62.383532.4297
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.350030.4110
Swedish (not Italian)62.337835.919
🤫 (not 🤔)62.220137.167
📉 (not 📈)62.016835.181
interested (not bored)61.894530.227
hard-work (not natural-talent)61.777129.139
slacker (not workaholic)61.624231.3191
intimate (not formal)61.651430.897
opinionated (not jealous)61.4102537.526
pro (not noob)61.2104128.373
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.123233.2358
cool (not dorky)60.969730.378
underachiever (not overachiever)60.818826.626
geriatric (not vibrant)60.623227.727
frugal (not lavish)60.565032.3289
remote (not involved)60.314733.0289
indiscreet (not tactful)60.229233.461
😎 (not 🧐)60.265734.963
motivated (not unmotivated)60.2139635.625
awkward (not charming)59.939929.3324
diligent (not lazy)59.8134928.0286
cheesy (not chic)59.864925.021
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.847830.119
ambitious (not realistic)59.779538.840
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.443235.5338
dramatic (not no-nonsense)59.467037.6169
🤐 (not 😜)59.463136.367
variable (not consistent)59.234833.237
common sense (not analysis)59.232731.419
realistic (not fantastical)59.176035.841
thrifty (not extravagant)59.063034.129
avant-garde (not classical)58.644631.0180
funny (not humorless)58.182129.3359
hoarder (not unprepared)58.082030.2254
complicated (not simple)57.899835.0307
sturdy (not flimsy)57.8100834.238
believable (not poorly-written)57.8146131.430
go-getter (not slugabed)57.7135131.166
epic (not deep)57.758629.527
concrete (not abstract)57.480633.680
specialist (not generalist)57.184231.7197
gossiping (not confidential)57.043032.8260
repetitive (not varied)56.780932.0135
picky (not always down)56.780634.924
privileged (not oppressed)56.6100833.928
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.478735.3114
💃 (not 🧕)56.497035.490
trolling (not triggered)56.433137.327
perceptive (not unobservant)56.3130331.018
long-winded (not concise)56.356531.432
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.284637.931
uninspiring (not charismatic)56.122532.0264
subjective (not objective)55.859535.5161
work-first (not family-first)55.373135.7282
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.099133.041
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.7118028.931
coordinated (not clumsy)54.6106329.5311
incompetent (not competent)54.327930.4311
captain (not first-mate)54.277334.7296
irrelevant (not important)54.219430.9125
nonpolitical (not political)53.956935.5329
English (not German)53.9146834.630
hurried (not leisurely)53.792131.5287
gregarious (not private)53.654934.1341
vague (not precise)53.641030.4199
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.545132.0203
methodical (not astonishing)53.396032.9293
summer (not winter)53.380835.429
artistic (not scientific)53.276727.3290
wavering (not resolute)53.234437.361
Coke (not Pepsi)53.176638.039
pointed (not random)53.0123931.027
neurotypical (not autistic)52.8135530.1331
extraordinary (not mundane)52.8116132.1300
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.787135.4331
mathematical (not literary)52.358029.5303
minimalist (not pack rat)52.091435.182
serious (not playful)51.799831.6293
envious (not prideful)51.625738.951
interesting (not tiresome)51.4127832.2334
mysterious (not unambiguous)51.472533.9287
loose (not tight)51.452738.438
quirky (not predictable)51.486534.517
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.384738.241
circular (not linear)51.078832.529
conventional (not creative)50.378033.7313
dramatic (not comedic)50.4118733.343

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 (0.893)
  3. Sid Phillips (0.879)
  4. Nelson Muntz (0.878)
  5. Billy Hargrove (0.862)
  6. Darlene Snell (0.853)
  7. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.853)
  8. John Abruzzi (0.846)
  9. John Murphy (0.838)
  10. Peter Wiggin (0.834)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.783)
  2. Georgiana Darcy (-0.736)
  3. Melanie Hamilton (-0.735)
  4. Eliza Hamilton (-0.718)
  5. Tracy Mills (-0.712)
  6. Esme Cullen (-0.706)
  7. Beth March (-0.702)
  8. Jimmy Palmer (-0.701)
  9. Penny (-0.694)
  10. Pam Beesly (-0.693)

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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