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Fox Mulder Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 2,000 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
main character (not side character)94.4899.925
curious (not apathetic)93.9311.0572
conspiracist (not sheeple)93.4313.0460
persistent (not quitter)93.214315.458
motivated (not unmotivated)93.112410.433
open to new experinces (not uncreative)92.64112.0522
👽 (not 🤡)91.9513.261
rebellious (not obedient)91.111012.6540
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)90.59313.9512
open-minded (not close-minded)90.11715.5614
unorthodox (not traditional)89.94515.9131
driven (not unambitious)89.720515.2531
egalitarian (not racist)89.314912.852
high IQ (not low IQ)88.827712.0608
opinionated (not neutral)88.621016.345
explorer (not builder)88.51812.7614
perceptive (not unobservant)88.421915.039
obsessed (not aloof)88.14416.0514
heroic (not villainous)88.019612.2498
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.219615.532
abstract (not concrete)86.82113.955
attractive (not repulsive)86.626114.9535
freelance (not corporate)86.213919.341
night owl (not morning lark)85.912014.4482
backdoor (not official)85.96019.0586
ambitious (not realistic)85.410015.632
interested (not bored)85.36516.528
important (not irrelevant)85.237717.490
fantastical (not realistic)84.88222.833
vibrant (not geriatric)84.715616.026
creative (not conventional)84.611518.6510
extraordinary (not mundane)84.619115.7506
brave (not careful)84.411414.7530
beautiful (not ugly)84.456117.4142
protagonist (not antagonist)84.421122.938
devoted (not unfaithful)84.248720.540
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.129222.035
loyal (not traitorous)83.759118.7561
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.629017.3652
weird (not normal)83.616916.1522
deep (not shallow)83.59313.861
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.527721.620
outsider (not insider)83.43125.0464
haunted (not blissful)83.218918.441
impulsive (not cautious)83.020417.9509
treasure (not trash)82.938620.779
workaholic (not slacker)82.952620.3147
resistant (not resigned)82.88720.4519
arcane (not mainstream)82.67321.1550
spontaneous (not scheduled)82.420019.9531
imaginative (not practical)82.29219.8519
🤠 (not 🤑)81.811818.157
extreme (not moderate)81.733817.3503
competent (not incompetent)81.656618.8516
interesting (not tiresome)81.623320.2503
head@clouds (not down2earth)81.514121.6513
soulful (not soulless)81.545317.2132
one-faced (not two-faced)81.528417.726
diligent (not lazy)81.487218.5526
mischievous (not well behaved)81.336820.0513
resourceful (not helpless)81.259218.7151
pro (not noob)80.950719.860
bold (not shy)80.877118.7512
contrarian (not yes-man)80.813026.033
rock (not rap)80.724917.833
go-getter (not slugabed)80.549119.646
idealist (not realist)80.312221.7139
🌟 (not 💩)80.352123.156
genius (not dunce)80.134216.8526
kind (not cruel)80.053515.6561
demanding (not unchallenging)80.052620.238
complicated (not simple)79.933422.4507
liberal (not conservative)79.921020.151
assertive (not passive)79.448318.1533
freak (not normie)79.320120.047
active (not slothful)79.265918.0544
nerd (not jock)79.140520.7559
edgy (not politically correct)78.825819.2486
stubborn (not accommodating)78.754224.742
opinionated (not jealous)78.630015.026
🧗 (not 🛌)78.438421.796
deviant (not average)78.129519.0422
suspicious (not trusting)78.032927.9538
decisive (not hesitant)77.847519.3451
English (not German)77.843926.132
wild (not tame)77.744918.0504
frank (not sugarcoated)77.648519.538
instinctual (not reasoned)77.425222.2507
individualist (not communal)77.432826.6131
introspective (not not introspective)77.321324.491
gendered (not androgynous)77.278725.4235
masculine (not feminine)77.259016.7540
confident (not insecure)77.250820.6514
specialist (not generalist)77.113723.9131
frenzied (not sleepy)77.141317.548
funny (not humorless)76.935719.9507
outlaw (not sheriff)76.736021.8481
romantic (not dispassionate)76.644918.040
resolute (not wavering)76.536022.546
😏 (not 😬)76.424322.652
legit (not scrub)76.352520.874
chaotic (not orderly)76.035121.2486
anarchist (not statist)76.020522.567
straight (not queer)75.963025.0220
fast (not slow)75.750719.8501
badass (not weakass)75.579823.026
zany (not regular)75.333424.850
experimental (not reliable)75.023928.752
indie (not pop)75.032026.030
healthy (not sickly)74.960121.4493
scandalous (not proper)74.838322.8487
alert (not oblivious)74.858120.958
love-focused (not money-focused)74.868517.530
existentialist (not nihilist)74.78425.3106
philosophical (not real)74.76224.8437
traumatized (not flourishing)74.743422.934
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)74.710819.530
street-smart (not sheltered)74.653722.3475
work-first (not family-first)74.439028.5584
fresh (not stinky)74.463922.583
believable (not poorly-written)74.374018.628
🧠 (not 💪)74.267922.884
playful (not shy)73.966821.1520
theoretical (not empirical)73.81028.6510
spontaneous (not deliberate)73.724424.1522
democratic (not authoritarian)73.623725.7471
flirtatious (not prudish)73.641920.043
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.449125.1549
tall (not short)73.341918.6531
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.130025.4593
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.027529.669
works hard (not plays hard)72.665724.7548
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.624827.534
human (not animalistic)72.577322.4469
lenient (not strict)72.329522.0463
prideful (not envious)72.357025.324
messy (not neat)72.229823.4464
exuberant (not subdued)72.241125.629
feisty (not gracious)72.164522.3606
master (not apprentice)72.071223.3215
impatient (not patient)72.057024.5206
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.966123.942
emotional (not unemotional)71.874326.230
overachiever (not underachiever)71.692128.237
whimsical (not rational)71.630724.8514
intellectual (not physical)71.567222.8528
avant-garde (not classical)71.419925.1124
radical (not centrist)71.429531.328
child free (not pronatalist)71.344826.7414
👻 (not 🤖)71.326028.556
analysis (not common sense)71.337427.636
moody (not stable)71.265622.2525
cheesy (not chic)71.036522.328
confidential (not gossiping)70.978226.5556
dominant (not submissive)70.779322.5469
feminist (not sexist)70.782722.859
self-destructive (not self-improving)70.641319.037
🦄 (not 🐴)70.628830.450
emancipated (not enslaved)70.556926.0455
vintage (not trendy)70.573329.326
pensive (not serene)70.554426.931
charming (not trusting)70.340225.4559
🤺 (not 🏌)70.376324.260
emotional (not logical)70.147823.8505
dramatic (not no-nonsense)70.145724.9236
loveable (not punchable)70.158428.333
involved (not remote)69.868929.8511
giving (not receiving)69.761322.736
wholesome (not salacious)69.556822.853
bookish (not sporty)69.477323.9549
captain (not first-mate)69.458628.3538
💃 (not 🧕)69.468822.985
chivalrous (not businesslike)69.434727.936
kinky (not vanilla)69.343124.3477
alpha (not beta)69.278125.1464
bold (not serious)69.150626.6554
good-humored (not angry)69.157022.9486
efficient (not overprepared)68.950924.239
independent (not codependent)68.873229.6552
ludicrous (not sensible)68.632122.9582
metaphorical (not literal)68.614126.1499
🦇 (not 🐿)68.635430.043
worldly (not innocent)68.686625.0539
wooden (not plastic)68.566424.524
🤔 (not 🤫)68.331532.151
biased (not impartial)68.167726.6509
accepting (not judgemental)68.142228.7438
reclusive (not social)68.041123.2100
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)68.030129.735
chosen one (not everyman)68.045227.230
twitchy (not still)67.959529.334
spicy (not mild)67.872724.9492
equitable (not hypocritical)67.846925.7149
chill (not offended)67.826722.533
quirky (not predictable)67.839928.221
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)67.476432.227
mighty (not puny)67.488120.1504
proactive (not reactive)67.413029.933
🧢 (not 🎩)67.352132.441
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.262926.4133
gamer (not non-gamer)67.230633.924
flexible (not rigid)67.129726.3514
subjective (not objective)67.118627.0130
cocky (not timid)67.096023.727
civilized (not barbaric)66.989023.9516
paranoid (not naive)66.957326.431
sexual (not asexual)66.885629.245
young (not old)66.590317.1533
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.391224.050
empath (not psychopath)66.383230.036
arrogant (not humble)66.168923.6521
sturdy (not flimsy)66.187327.842
expressive (not monotone)66.175828.824
suspicious (not awkward)65.880729.5527
optimistic (not pessimistic)65.851429.5519
sad (not happy)65.673219.7484
valedictorian (not drop out)65.594829.157
📈 (not 📉)65.569728.454
technophile (not luddite)65.437925.7457
competitive (not cooperative)65.285027.9498
astonishing (not methodical)65.033027.9481
disarming (not creepy)65.098624.3214
nurturing (not poisonous)64.882022.7187
folksy (not presidential)64.648325.431
cryptic (not straightforward)64.519529.2522
bossy (not meek)64.5103922.9463
urban (not rural)64.596123.991
spiritual (not skeptical)64.423935.4526
hoarder (not unprepared)64.366423.3456
frugal (not lavish)63.962323.6470
punk rock (not preppy)63.952425.834
generous (not stingy)63.983525.336
circular (not linear)63.831626.426
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)63.756627.5476
air (not earth)63.620733.932
🐒 (not 🐩)63.447527.554
tailor (not blacksmith)63.482224.024
deep (not epic)63.434231.232
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.377027.129
hunter (not gatherer)63.275627.730
atheist (not theist)63.177533.4103
utilitarian (not decorative)63.181126.1100
disreputable (not prestigious)62.934526.7421
😊 (not 🤣)62.984529.158
rhythmic (not stuttering)62.8109222.828
loose (not tight)62.836625.938
high-tech (not low-tech)62.363125.4515
🐮 (not 🐷)62.257825.461
enlightened (not lost)62.250024.828
altruistic (not selfish)62.183425.7543
dog person (not cat person)62.060733.327
never cries (not often crying)62.079627.825
warm (not cold)61.878523.6535
intense (not lighthearted)61.8105330.336
doer (not thinker)61.891130.144
direct (not roundabout)61.5107528.9540
private (not gregarious)61.492229.8504
sorrowful (not cheery)61.288223.4459
quarrelsome (not warm)61.277326.3520
thin (not thick)61.284223.4406
lustful (not chaste)61.175925.6445
disorganized (not self-disciplined)61.037828.3528
literary (not mathematical)61.084527.2499
secretive (not open-book)61.0100131.233
charming (not awkward)60.995727.3551
multicolored (not monochrome)60.760630.8135
tardy (not on-time)60.644225.843
crazy (not sane)60.571022.458
oxymoron (not tautology)60.552424.327
modern (not historical)60.480728.3427
🥵 (not 🥶)60.473331.626
indulgent (not sober)59.978327.9477
metrosexual (not macho)59.891624.639
gloomy (not sunny)59.784329.539
reassuring (not fearmongering)59.690528.035
angelic (not demonic)59.491522.7507
heathen (not devout)59.355831.1461
😇 (not 😈)59.181827.172
crafty (not scholarly)59.093027.5589
juvenile (not mature)59.065622.0135
😜 (not 🤐)58.970429.464
poetic (not factual)58.755232.540
flower child (not goth)58.6102826.131
compersive (not jealous)58.570224.7390
honorable (not cunning)58.496229.7543
💝 (not 💔)58.378634.290
white knight (not bad boy)58.397027.637
profound (not ironic)58.263532.043
hipster (not basic)58.149127.9466
ferocious (not pacifist)58.0100725.9479
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.055728.6528
transparent (not machiavellian)58.072629.132
expressive (not stoic)57.996828.4520
smooth (not rough)57.974425.4466
privileged (not oppressed)57.8113029.136
sarcastic (not genuine)57.772328.3509
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.7106026.742
🐐 (not 🦒)57.6104429.775
cultured (not rustic)57.6101029.228
purple (not orange)57.468529.1444
coordinated (not clumsy)57.2118825.9468
fire (not water)57.2103331.737
always down (not picky)57.246829.231
chatty (not reserved)56.984028.0482
thrifty (not extravagant)56.981726.324
hurried (not leisurely)56.894227.9548
clean (not perverted)56.8118134.144
winter (not summer)56.878531.532
western (not eastern)56.7124332.193
unassuming (not pretentious)56.759032.060
😎 (not 🧐)56.788535.659
playful (not serious)56.663927.4542
transient (not permanent)56.554228.9194
washed (not muddy)56.5109125.840
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.432729.460
high standards (not desperate)56.4106628.653
miserable (not joyful)56.3103123.651
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.381933.096
tense (not relaxed)56.2144427.1490
trolling (not triggered)56.239229.428
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.185127.4430
🥰 (not 🙃)56.187231.983
varied (not repetitive)56.047428.9200
dramatic (not comedic)56.0124327.132
intimate (not formal)55.984926.476
vegan (not cannibal)55.991625.529
off-key (not musical)55.591129.533
ADHD (not OCD)55.461131.329
rugged (not refined)55.374324.8526
pure (not debased)55.394627.5449
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.390427.7475
giggling (not chortling)55.348330.333
😀 (not 😭)55.279127.758
🐘 (not 🐀)55.279132.672
innocent (not jaded)55.249729.428
stylish (not slovenly)55.1116025.0454
soft (not hard)55.176624.4124
unlucky (not fortunate)54.991327.0498
eloquent (not unpolished)54.9112727.6612
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.990631.944
exaggerating (not factual)54.986932.537
autistic (not neurotypical)54.528728.2490
French (not Russian)54.5112431.429
🎨 (not 🏀)54.5112832.944
Coke (not Pepsi)54.578735.823
grateful (not entitled)54.388524.730
natural-talent (not hard-work)54.352832.034
lover (not fighter)54.288028.727
gullible (not cynical)54.257826.829
libertarian (not socialist)54.196431.3444
loud (not quiet)54.196228.2488
soft (not hard)54.180524.2500
industrial (not domestic)54.089827.4121
introvert (not extrovert)53.974129.2521
vague (not precise)53.946127.7428
flamboyant (not modest)53.882528.3519
vengeful (not forgiving)53.890027.5469
moist (not dry)53.784628.644
wise (not foolish)53.6107624.7522
anxious (not calm)53.6111627.7497
guarded (not open)53.4143830.6539
vain (not demure)53.392225.1488
hedonist (not monastic)53.3100025.133
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.395730.759
reasonable (not deranged)53.2109624.948
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.2110426.241
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.198027.3641
🥾 (not 👟)53.189231.552
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.092427.525
poor (not rich)52.973319.4471
glad (not mad)52.877926.056
long-winded (not concise)52.880930.025
distant (not touchy-feely)52.8105329.045
complimentary (not insulting)52.7104528.6126
depressed (not bright)52.588926.2501
studious (not goof-off)52.5131127.461
melee (not ranged)52.563828.022
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.4125826.1514
🥴 (not 🥳)52.4110328.052
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.3106927.260
unfixable (not fixable)52.265828.233
attentive (not interrupting)52.2102231.933
dorky (not cool)52.082727.351
tasteful (not lewd)51.9132126.1495
indiscreet (not tactful)51.960131.344
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.970031.031
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.786929.4396
variable (not consistent)51.670132.145
scientific (not artistic)51.3101328.9510
Greek (not Roman)51.383032.526
vulnerable (not armoured)51.171928.3509
sage (not whippersnapper)51.194627.329
pointed (not random)51.1150830.039
🎃 (not 💀)51.192837.728
political (not nonpolitical)51.0116233.8493
Swedish (not Italian)50.992826.027
respectful (not rude)50.2123025.3520
pack rat (not minimalist)50.285531.353
queen (not princess)50.2126938.323
sweet (not bitter)50.4102425.0498
manicured (not scruffy)50.6126527.9603

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 (0.798)
  2. Sirius Black (0.78)
  3. Daisy 'Skye' Johnson (0.778)
  4. Doc Brown (0.763)
  5. Patrick Jane (0.76)
  6. Nymphadora Tonks (0.757)
  7. Eve Polastri (0.733)
  8. Sabrina Spellman (0.73)
  9. Frenchie (0.728)
  10. Westley (0.726)
  1. Linda Montag (-0.452)
  2. Petunia Dursley (-0.426)
  3. Cornelius Fudge (-0.42)
  4. Mr. William Collins (-0.4)
  5. Sam Healy (-0.395)
  6. Ashley Wilkes (-0.366)
  7. Niko Polastri (-0.365)
  8. Principal Skinner (-0.365)
  9. Peter (-0.355)
  10. Matt Donovan (-0.353)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Fox Mulder to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Fox Mulder is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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