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Nick Carraway Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Nick Carraway is a character from The Great Gatsby.

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
🧠 (not 💪)87.815513.3209
intellectual (not physical)85.120913.7699
bookish (not sporty)84.830815.0778
nerd (not jock)84.724614.3752
civilized (not barbaric)84.524714.9727
human (not animalistic)84.418615.2724
water (not fire)84.33113.059
on-time (not tardy)84.229017.365
first-mate (not captain)84.011018.1732
quiet (not loud)83.49213.8761
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)83.317318.141
🎨 (not 🏀)82.928514.757
beta (not alpha)82.010016.8759
devoted (not unfaithful)82.062620.048
perceptive (not unobservant)81.955019.260
mild (not spicy)81.74817.6742
preppy (not punk rock)81.620321.759
pacifist (not ferocious)81.56516.0701
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.417515.5165
tailor (not blacksmith)81.011317.254
vanilla (not kinky)80.89020.1710
submissive (not dominant)80.210816.9737
white knight (not bad boy)80.224919.644
loyal (not traitorous)80.276220.2767
thinker (not doer)79.65423.072
respectful (not rude)79.631918.7782
metrosexual (not macho)79.611415.862
literary (not mathematical)79.213920.6768
meek (not bossy)79.08116.7730
tame (not wild)78.99317.2719
modest (not flamboyant)78.918320.7791
English (not German)78.837119.453
attentive (not interrupting)78.614122.045
passive (not assertive)78.54819.9670
studious (not goof-off)78.554019.0204
moderate (not extreme)78.43720.2706
apprentice (not master)78.410619.6494
cooperative (not competitive)78.311921.0707
kind (not cruel)78.160718.3711
soft (not hard)78.119616.3552
empath (not psychopath)78.039420.071
high IQ (not low IQ)77.881316.61081
valedictorian (not drop out)77.456022.5207
introspective (not not introspective)77.321324.0289
egalitarian (not racist)77.387418.1181
scholarly (not crafty)77.212018.4758
introvert (not extrovert)76.917518.9734
complimentary (not insulting)76.825419.7516
interested (not bored)76.536822.851
protagonist (not antagonist)76.558822.149
curious (not apathetic)76.435923.4644
deep (not epic)76.14521.742
proper (not scandalous)75.927819.9643
😇 (not 😈)75.931121.2197
diligent (not lazy)75.8113718.5734
French (not Russian)75.816122.045
privileged (not oppressed)75.852322.643
soft (not hard)75.623817.7744
soulful (not soulless)75.674921.4529
gatherer (not hunter)75.623123.954
not genocidal (not genocidal)75.665027.739
fresh (not stinky)75.460321.2287
neat (not messy)75.351920.3640
well behaved (not mischievous)75.322922.1740
democratic (not authoritarian)75.019721.5619
🧐 (not 😎)75.019026.0182
gracious (not feisty)74.96319.0977
sensible (not ludicrous)74.836320.7764
treasure (not trash)74.688723.3217
princess (not queen)74.311422.740
cautious (not impulsive)74.228121.1734
obedient (not rebellious)74.119620.5708
believable (not poorly-written)74.176520.260
reserved (not chatty)74.035020.7732
😊 (not 🤣)73.936422.8205
orderly (not chaotic)73.943021.7722
forgiving (not vengeful)73.935121.4657
generous (not stingy)73.845919.665
timid (not cocky)73.610522.547
manicured (not scruffy)73.472421.8719
🐿 (not 🦇)73.437024.3173
patient (not impatient)73.317624.7469
tasteful (not lewd)73.142720.0672
young (not old)72.770721.2759
refined (not rugged)72.645320.7759
lover (not fighter)72.633221.367
private (not gregarious)72.650621.9736
thin (not thick)72.436221.9603
politically correct (not edgy)72.322521.7701
hesitant (not decisive)72.210321.1706
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.024819.2306
subdued (not exuberant)72.012519.748
vintage (not trendy)72.067824.168
wholesome (not salacious)71.849323.3174
genuine (not sarcastic)71.840223.5722
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.761623.2670
🤐 (not 😜)71.636124.9182
gullible (not cynical)71.619425.945
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.557123.5700
careful (not brave)71.414720.3672
serious (not bold)71.422919.7744
average (not deviant)71.312523.7630
shy (not playful)71.210419.5721
shy (not bold)71.28019.5687
methodical (not astonishing)71.242722.6686
angelic (not demonic)71.149220.0711
workaholic (not slacker)71.0103621.0556
naive (not paranoid)71.015926.546
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.984225.164
indie (not pop)70.850024.937
nurturing (not poisonous)70.863222.6400
honorable (not cunning)70.651723.8784
warm (not quarrelsome)70.634421.7722
works hard (not plays hard)70.573322.0699
good-humored (not angry)70.552920.5687
washed (not muddy)70.259127.841
self-conscious (not self-assured)70.114223.8787
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.038223.6173
humble (not arrogant)69.936824.4737
unchallenging (not demanding)69.910427.573
flower child (not goth)69.963623.352
trusting (not charming)69.815823.8738
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.733021.0952
reasonable (not deranged)69.755624.8206
regular (not zany)69.717525.2164
pointed (not random)69.688524.049
accommodating (not stubborn)69.612827.181
low self esteem (not narcissistic)69.522225.470
open-minded (not close-minded)69.452922.8715
classical (not avant-garde)69.339223.2495
prudish (not flirtatious)69.327923.150
thrifty (not extravagant)69.334524.169
🏌 (not 🤺)69.28427.6176
fixable (not unfixable)69.241624.248
deep (not shallow)69.159826.6226
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.095323.7678
reasoned (not instinctual)68.925724.5637
serious (not playful)68.773920.4714
attractive (not repulsive)68.7103320.0725
frugal (not lavish)68.743322.0721
emotional (not unemotional)68.786827.458
beautiful (not ugly)68.6117421.8526
tense (not relaxed)68.5102122.5675
smooth (not rough)68.536222.0699
persistent (not quitter)68.5157724.4164
🌟 (not 💩)68.5104427.4160
puny (not mighty)68.415320.7716
mundane (not extraordinary)68.314025.7731
rock (not rap)68.3111322.343
competent (not incompetent)68.2116325.7685
demure (not vain)68.132622.9669
🤔 (not 🤫)68.032731.1175
wooden (not plastic)68.068924.862
yes-man (not contrarian)67.916530.935
heroic (not villainous)67.6104019.6749
cultured (not rustic)67.660824.865
pure (not debased)67.554423.0680
devout (not heathen)67.543421.2614
outsider (not insider)67.540828.1606
insecure (not confident)67.422322.4706
weakass (not badass)67.417825.057
opinionated (not jealous)67.493325.345
innocent (not worldly)67.321525.1764
eloquent (not unpolished)67.375624.21013
clean (not perverted)67.284624.076
minimalist (not pack rat)67.137525.2164
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)67.153927.2171
child free (not pronatalist)67.166027.0555
tight (not loose)67.177623.072
vegan (not cannibal)67.053525.049
one-faced (not two-faced)67.087328.670
skeptical (not spiritual)66.991024.6716
reliable (not experimental)66.956029.764
asexual (not sexual)66.726927.355
sheltered (not street-smart)66.633026.2643
tactful (not indiscreet)66.663724.3181
analysis (not common sense)66.452726.549
explorer (not builder)66.254125.7669
traditional (not unorthodox)66.239926.1552
statist (not anarchist)65.946025.8243
altruistic (not selfish)65.770025.4762
warm (not cold)65.768623.5725
reclusive (not social)65.746621.9351
romantic (not dispassionate)65.790426.682
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.735724.366
cat person (not dog person)65.648932.452
dorky (not cool)65.646723.3166
awkward (not charming)65.432723.7735
philosophical (not real)65.419027.8684
existentialist (not nihilist)65.353725.7458
healthy (not sickly)65.2101725.5688
confidential (not gossiping)65.298429.4769
important (not irrelevant)65.1132529.5300
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.0103026.0772
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.020928.148
grateful (not entitled)64.953825.466
traumatized (not flourishing)64.982726.051
roundabout (not direct)64.716525.9715
metaphorical (not literal)64.721329.1739
repetitive (not varied)64.750224.4392
legit (not scrub)64.6109727.1251
motivated (not unmotivated)64.6155030.056
sane (not crazy)64.652325.4168
giving (not receiving)64.384032.842
🤠 (not 🤑)64.281625.4188
bashful (not exhibitionist)64.222229.555
awkward (not suspicious)64.134826.3725
sheriff (not outlaw)64.163123.3730
sweet (not bitter)63.964724.2698
often crying (not never cries)63.946128.941
🧕 (not 💃)63.824225.1282
reassuring (not fearmongering)63.874833.338
rational (not whimsical)63.775228.9737
resigned (not resistant)63.76025.7706
centrist (not radical)63.727827.048
domestic (not industrial)63.640226.1497
everyman (not chosen one)63.642727.845
dramatic (not comedic)63.599326.764
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.461928.8801
triggered (not trolling)63.483324.544
sad (not happy)63.381021.8725
vulnerable (not armoured)63.337225.5680
feminist (not sexist)63.3104322.9245
earth (not air)63.377630.960
glad (not mad)63.245724.3201
ranged (not melee)63.242527.753
guarded (not open)63.1114125.5666
prestigious (not disreputable)63.087823.7596
🐴 (not 🦄)63.072330.1170
OCD (not ADHD)62.987729.661
precise (not vague)62.894426.6578
🐮 (not 🐷)62.853026.4201
consistent (not variable)62.774927.964
disarming (not creepy)62.6109224.0430
sorrowful (not cheery)62.583722.7735
compersive (not jealous)62.556126.4662
lenient (not strict)62.454725.1664
chaste (not lustful)62.245024.6714
gendered (not androgynous)62.2152528.3409
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.285028.962
sugarcoated (not frank)62.215029.542
miserable (not joyful)61.983022.6171
theoretical (not empirical)61.716927.9672
anxious (not calm)61.682326.2688
love-focused (not money-focused)61.4112031.643
monochrome (not multicolored)61.262829.0513
always down (not picky)61.233729.144
trusting (not suspicious)61.155629.5734
conventional (not creative)61.055728.0682
transparent (not machiavellian)60.960730.553
🎃 (not 💀)60.855830.749
utilitarian (not decorative)60.593027.4437
haunted (not blissful)60.5107030.459
basic (not hipster)60.481827.8735
driven (not unambitious)60.4164426.3714
historical (not modern)60.460327.0618
stable (not moody)60.334827.3712
pensive (not serene)60.2125328.356
summer (not winter)60.272532.637
obsessed (not aloof)60.197727.4729
go-getter (not slugabed)60.1152128.1171
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.078828.8163
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.037423.153
formal (not intimate)59.967627.3315
lighthearted (not intense)59.938428.456
🎩 (not 🧢)59.880928.4171
neurotypical (not autistic)59.7126427.0622
🐀 (not 🐘)59.757230.2295
accepting (not judgemental)59.668830.6621
chill (not offended)59.548828.750
normie (not freak)59.558227.855
mature (not juvenile)59.490125.7547
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.4112324.8164
sober (not indulgent)59.361427.3685
reactive (not proactive)59.264732.539
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.152924.1763
poetic (not factual)59.153930.852
🛌 (not 🧗)59.042527.2285
liberal (not conservative)58.999628.6202
short (not tall)58.759423.0681
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.748930.467
😬 (not 😏)58.650229.7196
stoic (not expressive)58.558226.9668
oxymoron (not tautology)58.568127.338
loveable (not punchable)58.4104832.254
Pepsi (not Coke)58.436832.251
predictable (not quirky)58.461626.245
distant (not touchy-feely)58.387228.744
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.256430.955
slow (not fast)58.130023.9678
genius (not dunce)58.0120822.0721
noob (not pro)58.031126.5188
🤖 (not 👻)58.063929.8172
👟 (not 🥾)58.076730.0162
cheesy (not chic)58.080728.240
🥴 (not 🥳)57.884524.8165
simple (not complicated)57.337229.8742
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.277527.8706
libertarian (not socialist)57.173527.8565
dry (not moist)57.171324.362
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.071827.4431
resourceful (not helpless)57.0154626.7531
idealist (not realist)56.873831.7532
active (not slothful)56.7158524.0655
poor (not rich)56.665223.7750
biased (not impartial)56.6131829.2649
low-tech (not high-tech)56.681025.2640
stylish (not slovenly)56.5111325.5677
fortunate (not unlucky)56.469026.0710
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.470132.449
unprepared (not hoarder)56.349423.8568
🐐 (not 🦒)56.3113730.8258
📈 (not 📉)56.3120429.4180
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.268227.1670
unassuming (not pretentious)56.260630.7185
innocent (not jaded)56.147127.042
flexible (not rigid)55.966125.6721
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.987227.057
depressed (not bright)55.876525.8739
🥰 (not 🙃)55.888531.9275
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.779729.1699
frenzied (not sleepy)55.7160125.860
non-gamer (not gamer)55.6109933.449
nonpolitical (not political)55.562728.2617
flimsy (not sturdy)55.544826.651
purple (not orange)55.378428.8592
codependent (not independent)55.356732.0733
work-first (not family-first)55.385229.2742
linear (not circular)55.378328.945
factual (not exaggerating)55.287730.065
twitchy (not still)55.2107428.166
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.136727.6550
realistic (not ambitious)55.058130.670
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.9114725.6599
normal (not weird)54.863727.4746
queer (not straight)54.837229.7472
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.8107127.7522
logical (not emotional)54.776527.6692
secretive (not open-book)54.7118430.877
enslaved (not emancipated)54.538526.3680
subjective (not objective)54.579830.4450
wise (not foolish)54.4105325.2757
morning lark (not night owl)54.462729.4559
musical (not off-key)54.469330.954
folksy (not presidential)54.378928.553
generalist (not specialist)54.248928.5500
lost (not enlightened)54.293327.559
stoic (not hypochondriac)54.2110631.734
main character (not side character)54.288334.238
artistic (not scientific)54.187328.2712
uninspiring (not charismatic)54.128427.51016
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.0129527.2197
profound (not ironic)54.080728.883
alert (not oblivious)53.8125331.4186
straightforward (not cryptic)53.7138530.3729
transient (not permanent)53.665729.3414
💔 (not 💝)53.680631.7285
neutral (not opinionated)53.517633.947
Italian (not Swedish)53.492831.457
geriatric (not vibrant)53.445725.146
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.381731.0697
mainstream (not arcane)53.367328.9672
stuttering (not rhythmic)53.341227.854
sunny (not gloomy)53.279827.158
remote (not involved)53.132829.0719
🐩 (not 🐒)53.199531.6178
😭 (not 😀)52.990327.7189
luddite (not technophile)52.892626.6523
whippersnapper (not sage)52.891828.056
masculine (not feminine)52.6115721.0737
practical (not imaginative)52.6121630.4706
atheist (not theist)52.6116926.2466
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.686228.2274
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.499527.9648
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.476528.2567
eastern (not western)52.432931.8243
desperate (not high standards)52.466028.382
🥶 (not 🥵)52.274429.060
monastic (not hedonist)52.175525.8122
overprepared (not efficient)52.137729.060
monotone (not expressive)52.168331.749
individualist (not communal)52.0119029.2492
giggling (not chortling)52.060226.257
official (not backdoor)51.984528.1664
freelance (not corporate)51.9113528.561
fantastical (not realistic)51.878929.762
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.896331.764
interesting (not tiresome)51.7151028.3757
leisurely (not hurried)51.771426.1701
long-winded (not concise)51.787330.236
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.590628.8690
equitable (not hypocritical)51.5106830.9560
overachiever (not underachiever)51.5158330.060
clumsy (not coordinated)51.063826.7682
humorless (not funny)51.079024.3776
concrete (not abstract)51.0118228.0207
🤡 (not 👽)50.285030.3158
Roman (not Greek)50.2111730.145
prideful (not envious)50.2168127.281
wavering (not resolute)50.348229.6192
urban (not rural)50.6143128.8284

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lexi Howard (0.852)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.844)
  3. Aimee Finecky (0.843)
  4. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.842)
  5. Dr. James Wilson (0.833)
  6. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.831)
  7. Billy Keikeya (0.83)
  8. Evan (0.829)
  9. Molly Hooper (0.819)
  10. Timothy McGee (0.819)
  1. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.714)
  2. Noah Puckerman (-0.673)
  3. Eric Cartman (-0.668)
  4. Billy Hargrove (-0.658)
  5. Frank Reynolds (-0.646)
  6. Gaston (-0.645)
  7. Charlie Harper (-0.643)
  8. Merle Dixon (-0.641)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.63)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.629)

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 Nick Carraway to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Nick Carraway is described identify as.

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


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