Personality Traits Of Dexter Morgan

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Dexter Morgan, from Showtime’s series “Dexter” is played by Michael C. Hall, who plays a blood splatter analyst and is a gripping character because he’s also a serial killer. He spends his days working for the homicide division, but is a serial killer who kills other killers by night. Dexter has many personality layers. He thinks cleverly, he solves problems easily, and he balances both sides of being a married father and a psychopath. He, at first, seems like a normal person, who lives a normal, sophisticated, friendly life, but becomes cold hearted and ruthless when he seeks out to kill the guilty. He is extremely socially awkward and often expounds upon his inability to connect with people. Dexter recognizes his lack of normal feelings and …show more content…
Dexter Morgan scored average for this trait, suggesting that he leads a balanced life. Similarminds.com found that the extroversion results were very low which suggests that Dexter is extremely reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and private. Dexter Morgan is a classic example of an introvert: “He avoids social interaction whenever possible and enjoys being alone. Although he often has to visit crime scenes and work with other people in the homicide department, the majority of his time is spent isolated in his laboratory performing extensive DNA testing” (Rizio). He is forced to be an introvert. He isn’t able to open up to others about his illegal addictions, which forces him to turn inward. His shadow archetype is rather dark and secluded which is why he chooses a rather solitary career, spending as much time alone as possible, which is something he embraces wholly. The sapa-project.org confirms this. Dexter scores extremely low in sociability with a score of three out of nine. This low score on Sociability suggests that Dexter gets less enjoyment from interacting with people than most of his peers perhaps because he is somewhat uncomfortable around people who he doesn’t know well. In the series, Dexter is extremely awkward and antisocial. He barely likes to talk to people unless he …show more content…
The sapa-project I felt was the most accurate in describing his character traits. It was very descriptive and the scores seemed to describe Dexter’s character precisely. Psychcentral.com was a good base for his traits, however, it was vague and could be fitting for many different personality types. Eysenck Test Results from similarminds.com was the least descriptive, yet, fitting for the character of Dexter. It shows that he is not sociable, emotionally average, and extremely

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