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Fox Mulder Descriptive Personality Statistics

Fox Mulder is a character from The X-Files.

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
curious (not apathetic)93.9311.0571
conspiracist (not sheeple)93.6312.3457
persistent (not quitter)93.211915.458
open to new experinces (not uncreative)92.63812.0522
motivated (not unmotivated)92.612210.631
👽 (not 🤡)91.9413.359
rebellious (not obedient)91.29512.7536
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)90.58713.7507
open-minded (not close-minded)90.11615.6611
driven (not unambitious)89.917214.8527
unorthodox (not traditional)89.94715.9131
opinionated (not neutral)89.615615.541
egalitarian (not racist)89.313212.852
high IQ (not low IQ)88.725112.0605
explorer (not builder)88.51712.7614
perceptive (not unobservant)88.419215.039
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.115415.630
obsessed (not aloof)88.13316.0513
heroic (not villainous)88.017812.2498
interested (not bored)87.13016.525
attractive (not repulsive)86.623314.9533
vibrant (not geriatric)86.59911.824
abstract (not concrete)86.12413.952
night owl (not morning lark)86.010114.4479
backdoor (not official)85.95719.0586
freelance (not corporate)85.912919.639
important (not irrelevant)85.430317.489
ambitious (not realistic)85.48115.632
protagonist (not antagonist)85.115319.133
creative (not conventional)84.610618.6507
extraordinary (not mundane)84.616915.7505
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.425522.632
brave (not careful)84.49814.7530
beautiful (not ugly)84.350117.5138
fantastical (not realistic)84.38123.331
devoted (not unfaithful)84.341621.935
weird (not normal)83.714916.0520
loyal (not traitorous)83.750918.7557
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.626517.3649
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.621921.317
deep (not shallow)83.58313.758
workaholic (not slacker)83.442619.6144
outsider (not insider)83.33125.0463
impulsive (not cautious)83.218617.6506
haunted (not blissful)82.917518.540
treasure (not trash)82.834120.878
resistant (not resigned)82.77420.4518
arcane (not mainstream)82.66421.1549
spontaneous (not scheduled)82.518019.7530
imaginative (not practical)82.18519.8518
rock (not rap)81.919216.532
extreme (not moderate)81.730717.4501
interesting (not tiresome)81.621120.2502
head@clouds (not down2earth)81.512221.5510
competent (not incompetent)81.549818.9515
soulful (not soulless)81.539617.3131
🤠 (not 🤑)81.510418.256
demanding (not unchallenging)81.542617.135
one-faced (not two-faced)81.525117.726
diligent (not lazy)81.476418.5525
mischievous (not well behaved)81.333520.0512
resourceful (not helpless)81.252018.8150
bold (not shy)80.869118.7510
contrarian (not yes-man)80.810926.033
pro (not noob)80.645119.959
🌟 (not 💩)80.442523.355
idealist (not realist)80.311021.8138
genius (not dunce)80.229216.8523
go-getter (not slugabed)80.144119.844
kind (not cruel)80.046615.6557
complicated (not simple)79.829422.5504
liberal (not conservative)79.519120.150
assertive (not passive)79.444018.2530
active (not slothful)79.256518.1540
nerd (not jock)79.136820.7556
freak (not normie)79.118320.245
English (not German)79.131425.928
edgy (not politically correct)78.823219.2485
🧗 (not 🛌)78.431021.995
suspicious (not trusting)78.128627.8537
deviant (not average)78.125819.0420
stubborn (not accommodating)77.950125.040
decisive (not hesitant)77.841319.3450
wild (not tame)77.739718.1501
love-focused (not money-focused)77.649413.825
gendered (not androgynous)77.668225.1231
specialist (not generalist)77.511423.1128
individualist (not communal)77.528826.6130
frank (not sugarcoated)77.541819.837
introspective (not not introspective)77.417724.590
confident (not insecure)77.345720.5512
instinctual (not reasoned)77.323022.2504
masculine (not feminine)77.251416.7538
romantic (not dispassionate)77.137918.238
opinionated (not jealous)77.033115.023
funny (not humorless)76.931919.9506
outlaw (not sheriff)76.830721.7478
badass (not weakass)76.666225.220
frenzied (not sleepy)76.638117.845
zany (not regular)76.526723.449
legit (not scrub)76.545920.571
😏 (not 😬)76.421422.652
straight (not queer)76.257124.8218
chaotic (not orderly)76.030921.2485
anarchist (not statist)76.017622.567
fast (not slow)75.643519.8499
resolute (not wavering)75.633822.644
experimental (not reliable)75.121228.745
healthy (not sickly)74.953421.4491
fresh (not stinky)74.955422.382
philosophical (not real)74.85324.8436
scandalous (not proper)74.834122.8487
street-smart (not sheltered)74.746722.2472
alert (not oblivious)74.750221.157
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)74.79219.530
work-first (not family-first)74.434028.5582
existentialist (not nihilist)74.37925.5103
🧠 (not 💪)74.260122.884
theoretical (not empirical)73.9828.6508
playful (not shy)73.959121.2517
believable (not poorly-written)73.968219.126
spontaneous (not deliberate)73.721124.1520
democratic (not authoritarian)73.620925.8470
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.644225.0546
cheesy (not chic)73.425019.724
traumatized (not flourishing)73.340823.431
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.126425.4591
indie (not pop)73.133827.326
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.119225.829
tall (not short)73.036518.6498
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)72.824930.166
flirtatious (not prudish)72.839621.036
works hard (not plays hard)72.657324.6545
pensive (not serene)72.636925.721
human (not animalistic)72.567522.4466
lenient (not strict)72.425921.9462
messy (not neat)72.226023.4464
feisty (not gracious)72.257522.3605
self-destructive (not self-improving)72.233317.331
impatient (not patient)71.951824.6204
master (not apprentice)71.863623.3214
whimsical (not rational)71.527924.8510
avant-garde (not classical)71.517524.8121
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.560124.440
intellectual (not physical)71.459422.9525
moody (not stable)71.458022.1522
child free (not pronatalist)71.339026.7414
👻 (not 🤖)71.321328.556
prideful (not envious)71.355525.423
exuberant (not subdued)71.239525.628
confidential (not gossiping)71.067126.5554
🤺 (not 🏌)70.963123.959
hunter (not gatherer)70.948421.823
dominant (not submissive)70.770422.6466
feminist (not sexist)70.671423.058
giving (not receiving)70.649322.333
🦄 (not 🐴)70.625930.450
emotional (not unemotional)70.568627.127
emancipated (not enslaved)70.451626.0452
wholesome (not salacious)70.446622.152
charming (not trusting)70.335725.4558
emotional (not logical)70.142423.9502
dramatic (not no-nonsense)70.140024.9236
overachiever (not underachiever)70.086529.832
involved (not remote)69.861829.8511
captain (not first-mate)69.650528.2536
efficient (not overprepared)69.642424.233
loveable (not punchable)69.652828.632
alpha (not beta)69.468125.0460
sexual (not asexual)69.469127.343
chivalrous (not businesslike)69.430827.936
kinky (not vanilla)69.338624.3477
💃 (not 🧕)69.361623.084
bookish (not sporty)69.368123.9548
wooden (not plastic)69.254823.621
bold (not serious)69.144326.6553
good-humored (not angry)69.149322.9485
vintage (not trendy)69.068629.924
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)68.924229.933
independent (not codependent)68.864929.6551
🤔 (not 🤫)68.825331.748
analysis (not common sense)68.838328.232
metaphorical (not literal)68.612326.1497
🦇 (not 🐿)68.629630.043
worldly (not innocent)68.677225.0539
ludicrous (not sensible)68.529622.9581
biased (not impartial)68.258826.5507
accepting (not judgemental)68.136228.7437
twitchy (not still)67.953328.631
equitable (not hypocritical)67.839825.7149
reclusive (not social)67.835822.997
spicy (not mild)67.764725.0491
radical (not centrist)67.734630.720
mighty (not puny)67.676920.0500
subjective (not objective)67.615226.9127
🧢 (not 🎩)67.444832.840
flexible (not rigid)67.225426.1510
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.253126.5132
quirky (not predictable)67.236129.718
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)67.078523.848
civilized (not barbaric)66.978923.9514
cocky (not timid)66.983624.126
paranoid (not naive)66.851126.423
young (not old)66.578117.1531
chill (not offended)66.525222.331
chosen one (not everyman)66.446328.226
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)66.268631.923
arrogant (not humble)66.161923.6521
expressive (not monotone)66.166928.824
suspicious (not awkward)65.972129.5524
proactive (not reactive)65.915130.630
optimistic (not pessimistic)65.744629.5517
sad (not happy)65.761919.8483
deep (not epic)65.723131.026
technophile (not luddite)65.533225.6456
valedictorian (not drop out)65.583129.157
📈 (not 📉)65.558928.454
sturdy (not flimsy)65.379327.741
competitive (not cooperative)65.276027.9497
air (not earth)65.215233.331
astonishing (not methodical)65.029127.9477
disarming (not creepy)65.086024.3213
empath (not psychopath)64.977930.733
nurturing (not poisonous)64.872222.7186
cryptic (not straightforward)64.517429.3520
urban (not rural)64.585523.991
generous (not stingy)64.470825.534
spiritual (not skeptical)64.421035.4525
bossy (not meek)64.492222.9462
hoarder (not unprepared)64.357623.3456
punk rock (not preppy)63.945425.834
frugal (not lavish)63.854023.6469
😊 (not 🤣)63.869128.657
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)63.748427.5476
loose (not tight)63.530925.833
utilitarian (not decorative)63.470926.099
🐒 (not 🐩)63.441627.554
folksy (not presidential)63.344625.729
atheist (not theist)63.166433.4103
disreputable (not prestigious)62.831226.8419
rhythmic (not stuttering)62.895422.828
exhibitionist (not bashful)62.871127.428
reassuring (not fearmongering)62.667127.426
altruistic (not selfish)62.270025.6541
high-tech (not low-tech)62.254525.5513
🐮 (not 🐷)62.248425.461
enlightened (not lost)62.244324.828
intense (not lighthearted)62.290429.134
dog person (not cat person)62.252734.024
gamer (not non-gamer)62.136234.820
never cries (not often crying)62.070527.222
tailor (not blacksmith)61.978323.919
🥵 (not 🥶)61.955631.024
warm (not cold)61.867623.6531
secretive (not open-book)61.884130.331
doer (not thinker)61.879330.144
circular (not linear)61.633726.424
private (not gregarious)61.579629.7501
direct (not roundabout)61.594628.8537
oxymoron (not tautology)61.542422.622
lustful (not chaste)61.367425.5441
sorrowful (not cheery)61.275423.4459
quarrelsome (not warm)61.268926.3519
thin (not thick)61.273023.4405
disorganized (not self-disciplined)61.033728.3527
literary (not mathematical)61.074527.2499
charming (not awkward)60.985027.3550
metrosexual (not macho)60.777124.338
white knight (not bad boy)60.578826.829
modern (not historical)60.471628.4426
poetic (not factual)60.444732.336
crazy (not sane)60.362922.657
multicolored (not monochrome)60.254330.8133
tardy (not on-time)60.139726.042
indulgent (not sober)59.869927.9474
flower child (not goth)59.886524.126
gloomy (not sunny)59.773529.539
privileged (not oppressed)59.697428.331
😇 (not 😈)59.569227.171
angelic (not demonic)59.479422.7504
transparent (not machiavellian)59.458329.225
heathen (not devout)59.349031.1460
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.287025.837
crafty (not scholarly)59.081227.6585
juvenile (not mature)58.658622.1132
profound (not ironic)58.652531.838
honorable (not cunning)58.583329.7542
compersive (not jealous)58.360124.6388
💝 (not 💔)58.367734.486
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.047528.6526
hipster (not basic)58.042828.0462
😜 (not 🤐)58.063929.462
expressive (not stoic)57.985528.4517
ferocious (not pacifist)57.989525.9477
off-key (not musical)57.969326.730
clean (not perverted)57.9100133.841
innocent (not jaded)57.938725.123
smooth (not rough)57.865325.3465
fire (not water)57.790331.535
sarcastic (not genuine)57.565428.3506
purple (not orange)57.459529.1444
🐐 (not 🦒)57.490629.974
winter (not summer)57.467030.929
washed (not muddy)57.492825.734
vegan (not cannibal)57.373125.727
coordinated (not clumsy)57.1104226.0465
chatty (not reserved)56.974628.0481
hurried (not leisurely)56.881627.9547
transient (not permanent)56.745528.9193
western (not eastern)56.7106632.193
playful (not serious)56.656227.4539
grateful (not entitled)56.469924.328
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.440831.732
tense (not relaxed)56.3126027.2489
varied (not repetitive)56.340728.8197
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.371833.096
thrifty (not extravagant)56.373526.723
unassuming (not pretentious)56.251732.059
hedonist (not monastic)56.275523.031
🥰 (not 🙃)56.175931.983
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.075627.4429
😎 (not 🧐)56.079135.956
exaggerating (not factual)55.775232.636
dramatic (not comedic)55.7109427.531
high standards (not desperate)55.796228.851
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.529429.558
pure (not debased)55.480827.4447
miserable (not joyful)55.493023.449
intimate (not formal)55.474226.375
rugged (not refined)55.364724.8526
giggling (not chortling)55.343730.333
🎨 (not 🏀)55.397033.340
cultured (not rustic)55.398229.026
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.279427.7473
🐘 (not 🐀)55.270132.672
trolling (not triggered)55.137629.427
stylish (not slovenly)55.0103425.0453
always down (not picky)55.048028.929
eloquent (not unpolished)54.999827.5608
soft (not hard)54.967724.4123
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.980531.944
unlucky (not fortunate)54.878627.1494
lover (not fighter)54.875429.423
😀 (not 😭)54.672427.956
autistic (not neurotypical)54.521828.2489
moist (not dry)54.370928.939
libertarian (not socialist)54.286231.1441
loud (not quiet)54.284828.2487
soft (not hard)54.269624.2499
gullible (not cynical)54.152227.626
introvert (not extrovert)54.063929.2517
vague (not precise)54.040927.7424
flamboyant (not modest)53.872228.3518
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.882630.757
Italian (not Swedish)53.882626.522
vengeful (not forgiving)53.779427.5464
industrial (not domestic)53.779627.5119
🥾 (not 👟)53.673531.551
wise (not foolish)53.594724.7521
guarded (not open)53.5125630.6538
anxious (not calm)53.598327.7495
vain (not demure)53.381125.1488
reasonable (not deranged)53.395925.046
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.286827.2639
whippersnapper (not sage)53.279026.926
French (not Russian)53.1103533.421
ADHD (not OCD)53.155931.227
poor (not rich)52.962919.4470
studious (not goof-off)52.9113527.560
glad (not mad)52.867026.352
🥴 (not 🥳)52.893728.151
long-winded (not concise)52.870530.025
complimentary (not insulting)52.791028.6126
Coke (not Pepsi)52.584335.119
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.4110826.2511
depressed (not bright)52.476226.2499
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.393227.260
melee (not ranged)52.354928.119
dorky (not cool)52.271827.650
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.2101526.632
queen (not princess)52.1106338.521
indiscreet (not tactful)51.951131.344
unfixable (not fixable)51.959430.228
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.961831.031
tasteful (not lewd)51.8115526.0492
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.775629.4396
🎃 (not 💀)51.780137.326
pointed (not random)51.5131429.737
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.486228.421
distant (not touchy-feely)51.495628.639
scientific (not artistic)51.388328.9508
attentive (not interrupting)51.390532.032
variable (not consistent)51.062732.841
nonpolitical (not political)50.172733.8492
armoured (not vulnerable)50.2111428.2504
pack rat (not minimalist)50.276331.353
respectful (not rude)50.3107325.3517
sweet (not bitter)50.489225.0494
manicured (not scruffy)50.6111927.8597
Roman (not Greek)50.693732.825

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jo March (0.795)
  2. Sirius Black (0.782)
  3. Daisy 'Skye' Johnson (0.772)
  4. Nymphadora Tonks (0.762)
  5. Doc Brown (0.761)
  6. Patrick Jane (0.75)
  7. Eve Polastri (0.732)
  8. Sabrina Spellman (0.726)
  9. Westley (0.724)
  10. Indiana Jones (0.722)
  1. Petunia Dursley (-0.418)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.412)
  3. Mr. William Collins (-0.397)
  4. Sam Healy (-0.385)
  5. Ashley Wilkes (-0.366)
  6. Principal Skinner (-0.358)
  7. Peter (-0.357)
  8. Niko Polastri (-0.345)
  9. James Taggart (-0.344)
  10. Michael Groff (-0.344)

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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