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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
🧠 (not 💪)87.912012.6196
water (not fire)86.01613.049
intellectual (not physical)85.117913.7694
nerd (not jock)84.721614.3745
bookish (not sporty)84.725515.1764
civilized (not barbaric)84.421014.9710
human (not animalistic)84.415815.3715
first-mate (not captain)84.29418.0723
devoted (not unfaithful)84.239917.534
on-time (not tardy)83.926418.151
quiet (not loud)83.46013.7754
preppy (not punk rock)82.914820.846
🎨 (not 🏀)82.523914.951
beta (not alpha)82.18116.7751
mild (not spicy)81.84417.6731
pacifist (not ferocious)81.55416.1693
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.513214.9148
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)81.220819.432
perceptive (not unobservant)80.950120.649
vanilla (not kinky)80.77420.1703
tailor (not blacksmith)80.610616.841
submissive (not dominant)80.29316.9730
loyal (not traitorous)80.260520.2754
respectful (not rude)79.625618.8773
literary (not mathematical)79.59020.2759
thinker (not doer)79.14224.159
modest (not flamboyant)79.014820.6785
meek (not bossy)79.07016.8718
tame (not wild)78.98017.1710
metrosexual (not macho)78.910316.056
white knight (not bad boy)78.923916.130
protagonist (not antagonist)78.934019.429
English (not German)78.828919.544
studious (not goof-off)78.742419.0190
empath (not psychopath)78.729319.263
moderate (not extreme)78.52620.0701
passive (not assertive)78.44219.9663
cooperative (not competitive)78.210521.1696
apprentice (not master)78.28419.8482
kind (not cruel)78.148018.4706
soft (not hard)77.914916.3537
valedictorian (not drop out)77.944921.9193
high IQ (not low IQ)77.865216.61073
egalitarian (not racist)77.866817.9170
introspective (not not introspective)77.416324.0281
princess (not queen)77.37322.027
scholarly (not crafty)77.210418.3751
introvert (not extrovert)77.012418.7725
complimentary (not insulting)76.720919.8509
curious (not apathetic)76.627223.4634
interested (not bored)76.430623.643
proper (not scandalous)76.021819.8635
😇 (not 😈)75.924321.5189
diligent (not lazy)75.892218.4724
soulful (not soulless)75.757421.4522
attentive (not interrupting)75.716824.432
French (not Russian)75.612823.937
fresh (not stinky)75.647021.2277
deep (not epic)75.63323.834
soft (not hard)75.519417.8734
neat (not messy)75.343920.4633
well behaved (not mischievous)75.219022.2728
democratic (not authoritarian)75.115921.4614
sensible (not ludicrous)74.929920.8752
gracious (not feisty)74.94619.0969
gatherer (not hunter)74.921123.145
timid (not cocky)74.87821.532
🧐 (not 😎)74.815526.2178
treasure (not trash)74.769623.4209
privileged (not oppressed)74.749322.537
cautious (not impulsive)74.322821.1724
obedient (not rebellious)74.117020.3698
generous (not stingy)74.135619.158
reserved (not chatty)74.025320.7726
orderly (not chaotic)73.936521.7713
forgiving (not vengeful)73.826121.4650
😊 (not 🤣)73.826922.9192
patient (not impatient)73.613824.4455
manicured (not scruffy)73.461621.8709
🐿 (not 🦇)73.228924.4161
vintage (not trendy)73.251423.360
gullible (not cynical)73.213625.335
tasteful (not lewd)73.134520.0666
flower child (not goth)73.142619.034
believable (not poorly-written)73.069820.449
refined (not rugged)72.837720.6748
private (not gregarious)72.737421.9726
young (not old)72.654621.3751
thin (not thick)72.527221.8594
hesitant (not decisive)72.48221.1694
politically correct (not edgy)72.417721.6691
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.159928.427
wholesome (not salacious)72.039323.4168
🤐 (not 😜)72.026224.7177
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.921619.0296
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.754323.0661
genuine (not sarcastic)71.731423.5714
serious (not bold)71.517719.6733
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.449023.5695
average (not deviant)71.411023.6618
careful (not brave)71.312620.3660
shy (not playful)71.27419.6711
shy (not bold)71.26319.4680
methodical (not astonishing)71.236222.7680
angelic (not demonic)71.139420.0706
indie (not pop)71.137726.929
lover (not fighter)71.029522.155
workaholic (not slacker)70.984120.9543
honorable (not cunning)70.740123.8769
unchallenging (not demanding)70.78327.962
reasonable (not deranged)70.643124.6194
warm (not quarrelsome)70.527121.8716
nurturing (not poisonous)70.551422.7388
naive (not paranoid)70.512728.031
good-humored (not angry)70.441820.6678
works hard (not plays hard)70.461522.0692
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.230623.6163
self-conscious (not self-assured)70.111723.8776
subdued (not exuberant)70.112319.643
pointed (not random)70.170923.740
humble (not arrogant)70.027924.3729
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.069626.552
trusting (not charming)69.913523.7735
washed (not muddy)69.946428.129
yes-man (not contrarian)69.812231.921
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.827220.8941
emotional (not unemotional)69.864425.640
thrifty (not extravagant)69.528624.262
accommodating (not stubborn)69.411427.867
open-minded (not close-minded)69.440722.8708
classical (not avant-garde)69.332923.2494
regular (not zany)69.214425.1156
fixable (not unfixable)69.234325.138
giving (not receiving)69.151631.233
reasoned (not instinctual)69.021024.4633
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.079623.7670
frugal (not lavish)68.835822.0710
deep (not shallow)68.849126.6216
low self esteem (not narcissistic)68.818725.860
serious (not playful)68.760020.4708
attractive (not repulsive)68.780020.0720
beautiful (not ugly)68.791121.7518
🤔 (not 🤫)68.724429.9157
tight (not loose)68.759222.562
puny (not mighty)68.612720.6701
rock (not rap)68.688422.927
smooth (not rough)68.527622.0689
persistent (not quitter)68.5126424.4153
🏌 (not 🤺)68.47428.0167
tense (not relaxed)68.484022.6665
competent (not incompetent)68.491725.6678
prudish (not flirtatious)68.425324.232
mundane (not extraordinary)68.312725.7722
🌟 (not 💩)68.380127.4151
demure (not vain)68.026822.7655
asexual (not sexual)67.820627.151
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.746029.826
heroic (not villainous)67.679719.6742
cultured (not rustic)67.650525.337
outsider (not insider)67.633228.0593
devout (not heathen)67.535221.2606
insecure (not confident)67.417622.4696
pure (not debased)67.442723.0675
innocent (not worldly)67.417125.0754
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)67.342727.0164
child free (not pronatalist)67.251526.9552
eloquent (not unpolished)67.262324.21001
clean (not perverted)67.169325.064
wooden (not plastic)67.159025.450
weakass (not badass)66.916626.347
one-faced (not two-faced)66.969328.257
minimalist (not pack rat)66.930225.4159
skeptical (not spiritual)66.875424.5702
opinionated (not jealous)66.775225.535
sheltered (not street-smart)66.627626.2635
transparent (not machiavellian)66.628929.332
triggered (not trolling)66.450723.435
explorer (not builder)66.141125.7663
traditional (not unorthodox)66.133726.1544
statist (not anarchist)66.137226.0233
reclusive (not social)66.135021.8337
vegan (not cannibal)65.941826.140
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.928224.758
altruistic (not selfish)65.854325.3751
dorky (not cool)65.738923.1157
tactful (not indiscreet)65.756724.4170
warm (not cold)65.554323.5717
important (not irrelevant)65.5103529.5286
traumatized (not flourishing)65.561925.543
healthy (not sickly)65.482225.4670
philosophical (not real)65.314827.8677
awkward (not charming)65.227623.7723
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.279525.9757
existentialist (not nihilist)65.242325.6450
confidential (not gossiping)65.175529.4758
romantic (not dispassionate)65.173126.869
🤠 (not 🤑)65.058025.3178
legit (not scrub)64.887627.2245
reliable (not experimental)64.852430.455
metaphorical (not literal)64.716929.1727
repetitive (not varied)64.644624.3378
motivated (not unmotivated)64.6123027.839
roundabout (not direct)64.614825.9707
sane (not crazy)64.640625.3160
awkward (not suspicious)64.327626.2715
bashful (not exhibitionist)64.318229.850
sheriff (not outlaw)64.150223.2722
sweet (not bitter)63.850224.3686
analysis (not common sense)63.850628.730
summer (not winter)63.851929.426
rational (not whimsical)63.762628.7732
resigned (not resistant)63.74925.7700
domestic (not industrial)63.730026.1494
🧕 (not 💃)63.718225.4274
feminist (not sexist)63.680823.2227
grateful (not entitled)63.646126.054
love-focused (not money-focused)63.681630.529
sad (not happy)63.562921.7717
🐴 (not 🦄)63.454229.4160
earth (not air)63.464830.053
vulnerable (not armoured)63.330625.5667
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.351128.8792
glad (not mad)63.236524.1191
ranged (not melee)63.135329.638
OCD (not ADHD)63.173729.249
guarded (not open)63.092125.5663
prestigious (not disreputable)63.071223.7590
precise (not vague)62.976426.7562
lenient (not strict)62.643125.0656
chaste (not lustful)62.534924.4705
disarming (not creepy)62.587124.0426
🐮 (not 🐷)62.540426.4197
sorrowful (not cheery)62.466922.6726
gendered (not androgynous)62.4122428.3404
compersive (not jealous)62.343226.4653
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.271129.750
anxious (not calm)62.165726.0674
reactive (not proactive)62.040634.724
miserable (not joyful)61.867022.8163
normie (not freak)61.841427.149
theoretical (not empirical)61.613627.9666
dramatic (not comedic)61.685226.954
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.525723.047
monochrome (not multicolored)61.350329.0506
go-getter (not slugabed)61.3118127.5161
trusting (not suspicious)61.143529.5724
pensive (not serene)61.199328.148
centrist (not radical)61.131028.835
conventional (not creative)61.045628.0674
basic (not hipster)60.768927.7725
oxymoron (not tautology)60.747725.626
utilitarian (not decorative)60.574927.4430
claustrophobic (not spelunker)60.525829.139
consistent (not variable)60.569128.956
historical (not modern)60.446927.0610
stable (not moody)60.328627.4708
driven (not unambitious)60.2130826.2703
chill (not offended)60.236529.344
often crying (not never cries)60.246927.826
obsessed (not aloof)60.079027.4720
neurotypical (not autistic)60.0106426.9613
formal (not intimate)60.055227.6304
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.962829.2157
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.837330.755
always down (not picky)59.829029.636
accepting (not judgemental)59.553230.6612
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.593324.2153
🎩 (not 🧢)59.565328.6167
mature (not juvenile)59.372425.7536
🐀 (not 🐘)59.345630.4289
sober (not indulgent)59.249427.4679
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.144724.2758
frenzied (not sleepy)59.1117925.449
😬 (not 😏)59.041529.7188
🛌 (not 🧗)59.035627.3279
poetic (not factual)58.943330.843
everyman (not chosen one)58.946728.228
stoic (not expressive)58.846526.8658
haunted (not blissful)58.890930.852
liberal (not conservative)58.777928.7188
lighthearted (not intense)58.733528.851
cheesy (not chic)58.762824.922
distant (not touchy-feely)58.768526.538
👟 (not 🥾)58.560230.3153
sugarcoated (not frank)58.319930.524
slow (not fast)58.224723.9664
short (not tall)58.149422.8610
genius (not dunce)58.095322.1715
🎃 (not 💀)58.053630.844
simple (not complicated)57.430729.8733
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.457327.4421
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.360727.7698
noob (not pro)57.328326.7178
🥴 (not 🥳)57.366624.7160
libertarian (not socialist)57.262927.7557
resourceful (not helpless)57.2122826.8519
Pepsi (not Coke)57.133632.043
idealist (not realist)57.057531.6522
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)57.048932.048
cat person (not dog person)57.060332.729
loveable (not punchable)56.986032.447
active (not slothful)56.8125423.9639
📈 (not 📉)56.892729.3173
poor (not rich)56.749123.7738
stylish (not slovenly)56.689325.5665
biased (not impartial)56.6104629.2641
low-tech (not high-tech)56.665825.3633
unassuming (not pretentious)56.645230.8178
🤖 (not 👻)56.655629.9158
fortunate (not unlucky)56.455826.0699
unprepared (not hoarder)56.239323.9562
🥰 (not 🙃)56.167731.9266
🐐 (not 🦒)56.191230.8252
self-destructive (not self-improving)56.170626.249
flimsy (not sturdy)56.135326.940
flexible (not rigid)56.050325.6708
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.055627.1666
non-gamer (not gamer)56.085334.242
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.765029.0691
depressed (not bright)55.759625.8721
realistic (not ambitious)55.643531.762
purple (not orange)55.461028.9583
nonpolitical (not political)55.350028.0609
sunny (not gloomy)55.358127.148
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.229427.6541
work-first (not family-first)55.270629.1730
codependent (not independent)55.147132.0727
secretive (not open-book)55.194331.671
normal (not weird)55.051627.4736
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.993125.6592
stuttering (not rhythmic)54.931326.247
factual (not exaggerating)54.970830.758
logical (not emotional)54.862827.5684
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.884827.7503
twitchy (not still)54.887228.556
enslaved (not emancipated)54.731626.2670
queer (not straight)54.725429.7464
subjective (not objective)54.663730.5444
geriatric (not vibrant)54.534425.341
folksy (not presidential)54.561328.846
morning lark (not night owl)54.450929.4548
innocent (not jaded)54.441426.827
wise (not foolish)54.385225.2748
uninspiring (not charismatic)54.324927.41006
generalist (not specialist)54.339328.6498
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.2105227.0189
alert (not oblivious)54.299231.0179
artistic (not scientific)54.168128.1699
straightforward (not cryptic)53.9111130.2720
transient (not permanent)53.851129.1407
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.866532.143
neutral (not opinionated)53.813434.342
lost (not enlightened)53.777026.951
linear (not circular)53.770530.236
🐩 (not 🐒)53.676131.8169
musical (not off-key)53.655930.845
mainstream (not arcane)53.555628.9665
fantastical (not realistic)53.462029.555
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.265431.1692
remote (not involved)53.126429.0699
💔 (not 💝)53.167631.6277
desperate (not high standards)53.150328.871
eastern (not western)52.924731.9235
practical (not imaginative)52.896830.4701
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.868728.3265
luddite (not technophile)52.773726.6516
Greek (not Roman)52.760230.240
predictable (not quirky)52.769327.925
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.656828.1556
monastic (not hedonist)52.656126.0114
atheist (not theist)52.592926.1459
Italian (not Swedish)52.580731.344
individualist (not communal)52.493429.1484
stoic (not hypochondriac)52.491231.218
long-winded (not concise)52.468831.821
masculine (not feminine)52.393020.8730
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.378727.9637
giggling (not chortling)52.147927.847
😭 (not 😀)52.072827.7182
dry (not moist)52.076526.238
official (not backdoor)51.967828.1653
🥶 (not 🥵)51.965329.854
underachiever (not overachiever)51.831229.652
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.773228.8681
leisurely (not hurried)51.759726.1694
equitable (not hypocritical)51.783130.8555
overprepared (not efficient)51.732229.052
freelance (not corporate)51.788429.053
profound (not ironic)51.769729.770
interesting (not tiresome)51.5118628.4749
prideful (not envious)51.3130927.671
whippersnapper (not sage)51.280528.943
clumsy (not coordinated)51.051226.6673
humorless (not funny)51.063124.3767
👽 (not 🤡)51.090330.5149
monotone (not expressive)51.056433.431
concrete (not abstract)50.896028.2199
wavering (not resolute)50.438929.6188
businesslike (not chivalrous)50.681931.860
urban (not rural)50.5116229.0276

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 (0.843)
  2. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.841)
  3. Dr. James Wilson (0.831)
  4. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.83)
  5. Billy Keikeya (0.829)
  6. Evan (0.826)
  7. Molly Hooper (0.823)
  8. Timothy McGee (0.814)
  9. Jimmy Palmer (0.807)
  10. Kenny Stowton (0.802)
  1. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.713)
  2. Noah Puckerman (-0.666)
  3. Eric Cartman (-0.665)
  4. Billy Hargrove (-0.652)
  5. Merle Dixon (-0.639)
  6. Frank Reynolds (-0.638)
  7. Charlie Harper (-0.638)
  8. Gaston (-0.637)
  9. Erlich Bachman (-0.631)
  10. Krusty the Clown (-0.622)

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.



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