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Kira Nerys Personality Statistics

Kira Nerys is a character from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 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
assertive (not passive)92.9159.9132
resolute (not wavering)92.868.019
diligent (not lazy)92.4839.4174
🤺 (not 🏌)92.4157.49
competent (not incompetent)91.77610.9114
driven (not unambitious)91.68710.0127
active (not slothful)91.53110.8137
street-smart (not sheltered)90.93214.4129
direct (not roundabout)90.82511.4183
bold (not shy)90.512111.1198
political (not nonpolitical)90.52418.4169
patriotic (not unpatriotic)90.5166.810
healthy (not sickly)90.32012.3177
persistent (not quitter)89.41929.110
resourceful (not helpless)89.311112.643
alert (not oblivious)89.1397.811
emancipated (not enslaved)89.01015.7138
attractive (not repulsive)88.96613.5195
legit (not scrub)88.93111.927
bossy (not meek)88.79511.2204
🧗 (not 🛌)88.54111.127
loyal (not traitorous)88.317315.6181
mighty (not puny)88.34412.7185
workaholic (not slacker)88.313210.939
go-getter (not slugabed)88.36111.812
independent (not codependent)88.14216.9139
resistant (not resigned)87.31217.5144
alpha (not beta)87.311017.1131
coordinated (not clumsy)87.111213.7179
dominant (not submissive)86.613514.9190
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.516517.0195
feminist (not sexist)86.110214.922
beautiful (not ugly)85.918413.745
ferocious (not pacifist)85.68618.7191
straightforward (not cryptic)85.42517.1187
studious (not goof-off)85.114911.37
devout (not heathen)84.41617.3195
decisive (not hesitant)84.212017.6181
confident (not insecure)84.012916.1160
brave (not careful)83.66418.3180
fast (not slow)83.38412.7179
feisty (not gracious)83.310818.9170
works hard (not plays hard)83.214516.4197
high IQ (not low IQ)83.028814.4164
precise (not vague)83.08914.190
tense (not relaxed)82.916313.4200
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)82.92823.8124
heroic (not villainous)82.720515.9174
pro (not noob)82.121720.815
armoured (not vulnerable)81.610416.3134
spicy (not mild)81.513221.4153
concrete (not abstract)81.34518.710
guarded (not open)81.220318.4171
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.28320.5207
theist (not atheist)80.93426.835
worldly (not innocent)80.717918.6193
utilitarian (not decorative)80.67319.335
📈 (not 📉)80.44023.910
master (not apprentice)80.222518.343
extraordinary (not mundane)80.116817.3138
rebellious (not obedient)80.020420.6121
soulful (not soulless)79.924519.055
fresh (not stinky)79.916114.023
mad (not glad)79.9988.18
treasure (not trash)79.729819.812
rational (not whimsical)79.613720.1189
minimalist (not pack rat)79.42519.115
confidential (not gossiping)79.022720.2152
hard (not soft)78.815016.740
important (not irrelevant)78.632923.625
complicated (not simple)78.318921.9150
impatient (not patient)78.319520.935
strict (not lenient)78.216519.3156
practical (not imaginative)77.917019.2130
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.927721.9144
involved (not remote)77.814423.7185
sensible (not ludicrous)77.414620.5207
interesting (not tiresome)77.418122.0178
🌟 (not 💩)77.428320.417
serious (not playful)77.025518.8185
suspicious (not awkward)76.919218.4172
curious (not apathetic)76.616420.1180
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.66613.831
suspicious (not trusting)76.220722.7186
stylish (not slovenly)76.223119.2166
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.224423.9138
biased (not impartial)76.218917.3148
deep (not shallow)76.016229.47
🤔 (not 🤫)75.85023.511
hard (not soft)75.720219.3165
genius (not dunce)75.624616.6190
hurried (not leisurely)75.58119.9119
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.511825.870
extreme (not moderate)75.427720.1129
private (not gregarious)75.219321.6173
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)75.115725.4171
altruistic (not selfish)75.018820.0182
frugal (not lavish)74.913418.9167
wild (not tame)74.625020.6124
sober (not indulgent)74.69321.8180
🤠 (not 🤑)74.614927.716
loud (not quiet)74.323222.5198
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.117526.048
mature (not juvenile)74.122320.145
thin (not thick)73.714220.887
industrial (not domestic)73.59823.951
permanent (not transient)73.212224.554
cool (not dorky)73.119921.612
vengeful (not forgiving)73.021823.2173
tactful (not indiscreet)72.819627.215
neurotypical (not autistic)72.833023.5159
equitable (not hypocritical)72.216023.940
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.825823.084
judgemental (not accepting)71.723421.984
sporty (not bookish)71.517026.7128
tasteful (not lewd)71.427119.8199
monastic (not hedonist)71.43420.18
neat (not messy)71.434224.492
disarming (not creepy)71.233017.952
spiritual (not skeptical)71.27129.3185
reasonable (not deranged)70.727622.514
traditional (not unorthodox)70.715925.836
hoarder (not unprepared)70.017117.4113
instinctual (not reasoned)69.925924.9208
first-mate (not captain)69.628433.3123
angry (not good-humored)69.516721.6137
emotional (not logical)69.325525.4179
edgy (not politically correct)69.030827.3188
wholesome (not salacious)68.828720.910
competitive (not cooperative)68.439526.7182
prestigious (not disreputable)68.434524.2111
valedictorian (not drop out)68.443728.29
😊 (not 🤣)68.328926.58
wise (not foolish)68.228821.7170
human (not animalistic)68.147224.3108
rigid (not flexible)68.127223.1156
quarrelsome (not warm)68.033623.1192
introspective (not not introspective)67.930626.926
kind (not cruel)67.847417.6179
young (not old)67.541218.6161
obsessed (not aloof)66.831126.2195
pessimistic (not optimistic)66.424924.5157
work-first (not family-first)66.433630.8131
manicured (not scruffy)66.247726.9167
rugged (not refined)66.025428.0165
child free (not pronatalist)66.037928.3142
bitter (not sweet)65.830021.5180
👽 (not 🤡)65.824121.46
moody (not stable)65.442524.7178
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)65.448120.210
jock (not nerd)65.323827.6207
🐮 (not 🐷)65.216722.220
gendered (not androgynous)65.072327.755
🧢 (not 🎩)65.027022.78
honorable (not cunning)64.834627.2185
physical (not intellectual)64.720023.6199
modest (not flamboyant)64.735226.1186
rough (not smooth)64.524825.0144
crafty (not scholarly)64.438726.7126
playful (not shy)64.348423.1171
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)64.337029.3143
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.121724.1146
pure (not debased)64.032924.3194
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.943129.0171
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.920628.438
impulsive (not cautious)63.731728.3187
empirical (not theoretical)63.622928.0175
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.532227.3151
scientific (not artistic)63.337527.0157
short (not tall)63.324822.3155
pretentious (not unassuming)63.138023.314
extrovert (not introvert)63.039127.0185
poor (not rich)63.023223.4147
🦇 (not 🐿)63.024232.411
expressive (not stoic)62.736930.2175
nurturing (not poisonous)62.642925.547
literal (not metaphorical)62.439728.0154
bold (not serious)62.334631.1190
existentialist (not nihilist)62.332727.938
formal (not intimate)62.332127.934
charming (not trusting)62.035222.8172
high-tech (not low-tech)62.030726.0169
🐘 (not 🐀)61.926228.437
kinky (not vanilla)61.632426.6183
arrogant (not humble)61.544622.6167
anxious (not calm)61.539726.2200
💪 (not 🧠)61.418026.713
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.335332.0125
sorrowful (not cheery)61.143421.3160
deviant (not average)61.044126.291
reserved (not chatty)60.834926.1167
bright (not depressed)60.532323.2153
🥾 (not 👟)60.530534.516
charming (not awkward)60.347227.2153
technophile (not luddite)60.227727.7170
egalitarian (not racist)60.271720.811
orange (not purple)60.027230.7156
sad (not happy)59.946720.9151
demure (not vain)59.830424.2153
multicolored (not monochrome)59.829329.043
🐩 (not 🐒)59.837036.66
💝 (not 💔)59.333331.133
orderly (not chaotic)59.144628.6214
deliberate (not spontaneous)59.154429.7165
specialist (not generalist)59.144129.747
eastern (not western)59.17630.328
civilized (not barbaric)59.058424.7180
real (not philosophical)58.854129.188
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.759327.3212
humorless (not funny)58.727625.2190
sane (not crazy)58.634229.411
social (not reclusive)58.540422.328
😈 (not 😇)58.236527.912
arcane (not mainstream)58.041727.2150
feminine (not masculine)57.932621.1204
normal (not weird)57.928826.4189
insulting (not complimentary)57.835925.648
builder (not explorer)57.637230.2134
angelic (not demonic)57.347521.9190
basic (not hipster)57.355127.9182
democratic (not authoritarian)57.242931.8163
close-minded (not open-minded)57.227123.8138
communal (not individualist)57.224934.032
proper (not scandalous)57.141127.0117
😏 (not 😬)57.142727.715
🧐 (not 😎)56.836332.413
methodical (not astonishing)56.753030.7202
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)56.630330.05
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.640132.813
outsider (not insider)56.541928.790
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.341027.4163
🤖 (not 👻)55.935230.29
socialist (not libertarian)55.814634.0149
mischievous (not well behaved)55.652829.6180
🧕 (not 💃)55.427025.320
historical (not modern)55.334826.483
repetitive (not varied)55.355429.362
cold (not warm)55.241024.9126
liberal (not conservative)55.252530.313
joyful (not miserable)55.229419.313
classical (not avant-garde)55.150030.237
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.955225.7185
compersive (not jealous)54.939226.9111
🥰 (not 🙃)54.841229.029
subjective (not objective)54.740332.236
straight (not queer)54.478032.148
mathematical (not literary)54.134528.5174
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.020730.1125
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.366426.49
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)53.243229.19
🥴 (not 🥳)53.053124.39
conventional (not creative)52.442328.5156
rude (not respectful)52.238126.2192
genuine (not sarcastic)51.949329.1144
urban (not rural)51.968530.728
🐐 (not 🦒)51.968129.027
backdoor (not official)51.854131.8157
😜 (not 🤐)51.743733.415
eloquent (not unpolished)51.559826.7148
morning lark (not night owl)51.536628.068
anarchist (not statist)51.243235.138
zany (not regular)51.157323.48
😀 (not 😭)51.145521.610
sheriff (not outlaw)50.948330.2148
fortunate (not unlucky)50.247425.8165
🦄 (not 🐴)50.841032.99
realist (not idealist)50.752731.240
chaste (not lustful)50.440624.5160

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Captain Marvel (0.825)
  2. Kima Greggs (0.825)
  3. Zoe Washburne (0.824)
  4. Ellen Ripley (0.818)
  5. Gamora (0.814)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.59)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.529)
  3. Buster Bluth (-0.495)
  4. Jake Harper (-0.477)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.477)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.23)
  2. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.16)
  3. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.15)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.15)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.13)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.05)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.04)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.01)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.01)
  11. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.01)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.05)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.1)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.11)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.12)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.14)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.15)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.17)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.19)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.23)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.24)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.28)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.29)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.34)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.44)


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