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Nick Carraway Personality Statistics

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. 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
devoted (not unfaithful)91.81089.416
🧠 (not 💪)87.512912.7187
water (not fire)85.61613.147
intellectual (not physical)84.719113.8702
bookish (not sporty)84.526015.1764
civilized (not barbaric)84.321815.1720
nerd (not jock)84.322714.8742
human (not animalistic)84.316415.1724
first-mate (not captain)84.110118.1735
🎨 (not 🏀)83.521513.544
quiet (not loud)83.46613.8766
on-time (not tardy)82.930018.646
preppy (not punk rock)82.315421.640
beta (not alpha)82.18416.5753
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.019119.619
perceptive (not unobservant)81.946920.045
English (not German)81.817717.640
mild (not spicy)81.64617.4725
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.314614.7148
pacifist (not ferocious)81.35916.5713
vanilla (not kinky)80.38620.4711
submissive (not dominant)80.19516.7742
loyal (not traitorous)80.059520.5773
metrosexual (not macho)79.99315.850
tailor (not blacksmith)79.315316.835
respectful (not rude)79.326418.9777
literary (not mathematical)79.29220.3768
yes-man (not contrarian)79.04224.110
meek (not bossy)78.97117.1717
studious (not goof-off)78.843418.9174
tame (not wild)78.77517.2715
valedictorian (not drop out)78.642221.4180
thinker (not doer)78.54925.152
white knight (not bad boy)78.525616.722
modest (not flamboyant)78.317021.2798
moderate (not extreme)78.33419.9699
passive (not assertive)78.34819.7680
egalitarian (not racist)78.167117.9168
cooperative (not competitive)77.911321.3708
apprentice (not master)77.89320.0487
kind (not cruel)77.849218.4700
high IQ (not low IQ)77.764416.91082
introspective (not not introspective)77.517223.6283
empath (not psychopath)77.533420.957
soft (not hard)77.416416.5539
scholarly (not crafty)76.811118.5754
introvert (not extrovert)76.712418.9743
curious (not apathetic)76.527623.1644
complimentary (not insulting)76.321420.0519
soulful (not soulless)76.156321.1533
proper (not scandalous)75.723019.8655
deep (not epic)75.63522.632
🧐 (not 😎)75.515824.8165
diligent (not lazy)75.493018.8736
soft (not hard)75.319217.8759
fresh (not stinky)75.248621.3275
neat (not messy)75.244220.6635
well behaved (not mischievous)75.118422.3722
French (not Russian)75.014425.433
gracious (not feisty)74.85219.2974
attentive (not interrupting)74.820424.730
sensible (not ludicrous)74.731720.8752
😇 (not 😈)74.727721.8187
treasure (not trash)74.470923.5204
generous (not stingy)74.434519.853
democratic (not authoritarian)74.419322.0625
gatherer (not hunter)74.322324.936
often crying (not never cries)74.222123.59
orderly (not chaotic)74.236021.7718
flower child (not goth)74.141321.119
reserved (not chatty)74.025920.6733
cautious (not impulsive)73.923321.2735
forgiving (not vengeful)73.926121.4660
obedient (not rebellious)73.817820.5715
cultured (not rustic)73.832524.920
😊 (not 🤣)73.728122.8190
transparent (not machiavellian)73.616326.019
interested (not bored)73.640024.134
princess (not queen)73.515623.216
manicured (not scruffy)73.461221.9724
privileged (not oppressed)73.253423.033
patient (not impatient)73.015124.5466
emotional (not unemotional)72.955123.122
refined (not rugged)72.838420.5754
tasteful (not lewd)72.835820.0676
private (not gregarious)72.836721.7743
🐿 (not 🦇)72.831625.0158
thin (not thick)72.727321.8603
🤐 (not 😜)72.625524.4172
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.632728.917
young (not old)72.554821.4755
rock (not rap)72.469022.614
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.320018.6299
hesitant (not decisive)72.19021.3708
politically correct (not edgy)72.118521.6702
unchallenging (not demanding)72.16827.159
protagonist (not antagonist)71.860022.419
believable (not poorly-written)71.776221.646
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.655223.0660
genuine (not sarcastic)71.630723.6713
serious (not bold)71.518219.4740
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.448923.4712
vintage (not trendy)71.357923.749
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.363330.122
careful (not brave)71.212520.3668
thrifty (not extravagant)71.224625.061
methodical (not astonishing)71.236422.7677
average (not deviant)71.211924.0622
shy (not bold)71.16719.5703
shy (not playful)70.98019.5712
lover (not fighter)70.928822.554
angelic (not demonic)70.840320.2704
low self esteem (not narcissistic)70.815226.348
wholesome (not salacious)70.742324.2169
warm (not quarrelsome)70.626421.5726
workaholic (not slacker)70.584521.1552
timid (not cocky)70.513022.617
works hard (not plays hard)70.362122.0710
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.367925.648
fixable (not unfixable)70.330024.830
honorable (not cunning)70.341323.9787
nurturing (not poisonous)70.351722.9389
reasonable (not deranged)70.343624.6190
trusting (not charming)70.214223.2752
self-conscious (not self-assured)70.212323.9786
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.031124.2157
gullible (not cynical)70.018828.522
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.827420.9966
subdued (not exuberant)69.813319.742
humble (not arrogant)69.729724.3733
good-humored (not angry)69.742320.8690
accommodating (not stubborn)69.411827.662
open-minded (not close-minded)69.141622.9724
beautiful (not ugly)69.190221.7522
classical (not avant-garde)69.132923.3507
prudish (not flirtatious)69.124925.619
indie (not pop)69.045927.125
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.979223.7673
regular (not zany)68.915525.3150
reasoned (not instinctual)68.821324.6647
serious (not playful)68.759320.4714
frugal (not lavish)68.738521.9733
puny (not mighty)68.612920.6719
tense (not relaxed)68.583122.6676
smooth (not rough)68.528121.8710
persistent (not quitter)68.4127324.1156
attractive (not repulsive)68.380120.1726
competent (not incompetent)68.292425.6681
🤔 (not 🤫)68.128530.2148
one-faced (not two-faced)68.164929.154
🏌 (not 🤺)68.08628.5166
demure (not vain)67.928122.8669
mundane (not extraordinary)67.912925.7743
deep (not shallow)67.951127.1213
outsider (not insider)67.833427.5607
tight (not loose)67.861922.556
🌟 (not 💩)67.582027.5137
wooden (not plastic)67.459625.047
innocent (not worldly)67.418124.9765
heroic (not villainous)67.480619.9759
devout (not heathen)67.436521.4620
pure (not debased)67.343723.2677
pointed (not random)67.380125.438
washed (not muddy)67.254931.121
child free (not pronatalist)67.152326.8563
eloquent (not unpolished)67.063024.31031
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)67.044527.1162
insecure (not confident)66.918522.6702
minimalist (not pack rat)66.633425.8156
asexual (not sexual)66.622226.949
sheltered (not street-smart)66.428926.0643
consistent (not variable)66.448024.448
skeptical (not spiritual)66.377424.9721
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.327623.655
stoic (not hypochondriac)66.347723.46
everyman (not chosen one)66.128526.615
grateful (not entitled)65.941025.647
traditional (not unorthodox)65.933926.1562
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.815630.842
philosophical (not real)65.714427.5681
explorer (not builder)65.741725.8666
statist (not anarchist)65.738125.7222
important (not irrelevant)65.6102029.4287
dorky (not cool)65.639723.4148
traumatized (not flourishing)65.561126.640
weakass (not badass)65.419027.039
warm (not cold)65.454623.5729
altruistic (not selfish)65.355425.3748
confidential (not gossiping)65.374929.4759
clean (not perverted)65.373226.059
reclusive (not social)65.237721.9328
giving (not receiving)65.263435.125
summer (not winter)65.249628.924
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.180325.9779
healthy (not sickly)65.183625.5689
legit (not scrub)65.087226.9242
existentialist (not nihilist)64.943525.8459
reactive (not proactive)64.933333.514
awkward (not charming)64.828823.9719
🤠 (not 🤑)64.859225.8179
opinionated (not jealous)64.879227.023
repetitive (not varied)64.645024.4389
sane (not crazy)64.640524.9157
metaphorical (not literal)64.518029.0740
triggered (not trolling)64.559224.434
awkward (not suspicious)64.427526.0733
tactful (not indiscreet)64.462124.9168
roundabout (not direct)64.215626.2729
sheriff (not outlaw)64.249823.1733
naive (not paranoid)64.223529.718
vegan (not cannibal)64.146226.735
resigned (not resistant)64.05825.5717
normie (not freak)64.035625.644
🐴 (not 🦄)63.952328.4151
claustrophobic (not spelunker)63.818628.236
sad (not happy)63.762621.5725
sweet (not bitter)63.752124.2699
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.763729.746
rational (not whimsical)63.664028.5756
domestic (not industrial)63.630526.0496
🧕 (not 💃)63.619425.4271
motivated (not unmotivated)63.5123928.925
feminist (not sexist)63.481722.8228
guarded (not open)63.392325.5679
vulnerable (not armoured)63.330725.4676
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.250728.7801
analysis (not common sense)63.253929.217
precise (not vague)63.175826.5577
glad (not mad)63.136323.8189
reliable (not experimental)63.058630.454
prestigious (not disreputable)62.870523.5594
poetic (not factual)62.834928.934
disarming (not creepy)62.686624.0433
🐮 (not 🐷)62.639826.0195
gendered (not androgynous)62.5122728.1413
sorrowful (not cheery)62.366822.4731
chaste (not lustful)62.235324.4713
lenient (not strict)62.144625.0663
lighthearted (not intense)62.027428.045
compersive (not jealous)61.945326.6664
🎃 (not 💀)61.845429.640
anxious (not calm)61.765426.2684
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.526023.542
theoretical (not empirical)61.414727.9668
monochrome (not multicolored)61.449428.8521
ranged (not melee)61.444531.235
pensive (not serene)61.499227.540
innocent (not jaded)61.332025.316
go-getter (not slugabed)61.2117827.5162
conventional (not creative)61.145427.9689
OCD (not ADHD)61.178629.948
miserable (not joyful)61.069222.6163
romantic (not dispassionate)61.086927.555
trusting (not suspicious)60.844829.4737
always down (not picky)60.825027.823
utilitarian (not decorative)60.774627.3440
basic (not hipster)60.570527.7751
historical (not modern)60.546927.1619
formal (not intimate)60.453527.4301
driven (not unambitious)60.2129826.3710
stable (not moody)60.129327.3715
obsessed (not aloof)60.179627.4734
neurotypical (not autistic)60.1107627.0621
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.925024.138
earth (not air)59.978730.155
accepting (not judgemental)59.753030.3617
👟 (not 🥾)59.757529.6150
🎩 (not 🧢)59.765728.8161
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.594124.2153
frenzied (not sleepy)59.5116525.946
centrist (not radical)59.538130.719
love-focused (not money-focused)59.588531.215
sober (not indulgent)59.449327.4700
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.466829.2157
mature (not juvenile)59.370825.4543
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.339331.147
stoic (not expressive)59.246026.7662
loveable (not punchable)59.278432.142
🐀 (not 🐘)59.145630.5283
dramatic (not comedic)59.192627.351
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.045424.2771
haunted (not blissful)59.093030.945
😬 (not 😏)58.941729.6184
non-gamer (not gamer)58.877033.337
chill (not offended)58.740429.641
🛌 (not 🧗)58.536527.7276
slow (not fast)58.425523.8662
noob (not pro)57.927326.2177
secretive (not open-book)57.988032.649
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)57.945730.445
genius (not dunce)57.895622.2726
short (not tall)57.849422.6613
🥴 (not 🥳)57.866324.8155
flimsy (not sturdy)57.832226.036
Pepsi (not Coke)57.830031.439
liberal (not conservative)57.781628.3185
🤖 (not 👻)57.653529.6157
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.557327.1429
simple (not complicated)57.331329.7748
sugarcoated (not frank)57.323329.915
libertarian (not socialist)57.165227.8578
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.161727.8715
idealist (not realist)57.156831.7521
active (not slothful)56.9125623.8650
resourceful (not helpless)56.9124126.8531
stylish (not slovenly)56.889125.5683
poor (not rich)56.649223.8756
biased (not impartial)56.6105629.1654
self-destructive (not self-improving)56.669824.748
realistic (not ambitious)56.441731.157
unprepared (not hoarder)56.340124.0571
unassuming (not pretentious)56.347730.6173
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.255227.2682
📈 (not 📉)56.295129.3173
fortunate (not unlucky)56.157226.2710
flexible (not rigid)56.150525.5721
low-tech (not high-tech)55.967825.4638
depressed (not bright)55.958225.6731
folksy (not presidential)55.958130.139
quirky (not predictable)55.966327.217
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.863929.1702
🥰 (not 🙃)55.867931.8263
🐐 (not 🦒)55.891530.7244
nonpolitical (not political)55.748428.0618
purple (not orange)55.561328.8594
codependent (not independent)55.447231.7750
work-first (not family-first)55.469929.1724
cheesy (not chic)55.474026.319
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.329527.6551
alert (not oblivious)55.396930.6178
normal (not weird)54.951727.3754
linear (not circular)54.964730.531
twitchy (not still)54.987227.953
logical (not emotional)54.861727.6692
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.893625.4603
queer (not straight)54.825229.5460
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.763531.939
sunny (not gloomy)54.759827.042
enslaved (not emancipated)54.631326.1688
uninspiring (not charismatic)54.624327.31029
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.6104627.0190
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.585527.6513
wise (not foolish)54.484824.8743
generalist (not specialist)54.439028.6504
subjective (not objective)54.365230.3451
factual (not exaggerating)54.370331.450
artistic (not scientific)54.268827.9699
morning lark (not night owl)54.251429.5552
straightforward (not cryptic)54.1110629.9727
distant (not touchy-feely)54.178729.024
🐩 (not 🐒)54.074731.3169
transient (not permanent)53.951929.3417
expressive (not monotone)53.893833.424
mainstream (not arcane)53.557128.8690
whippersnapper (not sage)53.572729.136
monastic (not hedonist)53.355426.0117
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.269528.3265
desperate (not high standards)53.150829.858
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.066330.9700
remote (not involved)53.026428.9716
individualist (not communal)53.092029.0485
eastern (not western)53.026432.1239
cat person (not dog person)53.068433.321
💔 (not 💝)52.968031.4278
Swedish (not Italian)52.965232.140
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.755628.1571
practical (not imaginative)52.696330.2714
Greek (not Roman)52.663430.636
freelance (not corporate)52.686529.947
luddite (not technophile)52.575926.6527
masculine (not feminine)52.492320.8740
atheist (not theist)52.492626.3464
🥶 (not 🥵)52.463529.550
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.478232.749
musical (not off-key)52.361030.647
giggling (not chortling)52.147927.940
profound (not ironic)52.169929.867
underachiever (not overachiever)52.131329.350
overprepared (not efficient)52.031429.946
geriatric (not vibrant)52.038526.537
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.971928.8692
official (not backdoor)51.966628.2668
leisurely (not hurried)51.959726.1705
😭 (not 😀)51.976027.0179
oxymoron (not tautology)51.999027.318
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)51.780228.1658
neutral (not opinionated)51.616033.639
interesting (not tiresome)51.5118828.4771
👽 (not 🤡)51.587530.2153
humorless (not funny)51.462124.5788
concise (not long-winded)51.479730.213
lost (not enlightened)51.384827.043
equitable (not hypocritical)51.185930.8565
resolute (not wavering)51.0118729.2186
dry (not moist)51.079826.536
fantastical (not realistic)50.968129.146
concrete (not abstract)50.795228.3191
clumsy (not coordinated)50.651726.5684
urban (not rural)50.4116529.2275
prideful (not envious)50.5132527.370

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. Brian Johnson (0.836)
  2. Dr. James Wilson (0.83)
  3. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.826)
  4. Molly Hooper (0.821)
  5. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.821)
  6. Billy Keikeya (0.82)
  7. Evan (0.815)
  8. Timothy McGee (0.805)
  9. Kenny Stowton (0.798)
  10. Jimmy Palmer (0.796)
  1. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.701)
  2. Noah Puckerman (-0.655)
  3. Eric Cartman (-0.652)
  4. Billy Hargrove (-0.642)
  5. Merle Dixon (-0.64)
  6. Gaston (-0.636)
  7. Charlie Harper (-0.632)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.623)
  9. Frank Reynolds (-0.622)
  10. Krusty the Clown (-0.62)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.73)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.59)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.57)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.56)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.49)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.44)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.41)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.36)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.3)
  10. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.26)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.21)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.19)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.18)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.15)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.11)
  16. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.08)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.02)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.0)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.03)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.13)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.14)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.39)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.41)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.42)


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