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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 💪)87.67513.0156
intellectual (not physical)84.812013.7698
civilized (not barbaric)84.412914.9709
nerd (not jock)84.313214.8727
human (not animalistic)84.311115.1712
bookish (not sporty)84.216615.2743
first-mate (not captain)84.26218.0724
quiet (not loud)83.44313.8754
beta (not alpha)82.05616.5747
mild (not spicy)81.62717.5719
pacifist (not ferocious)81.23516.5700
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.27814.8142
vanilla (not kinky)80.25920.5702
submissive (not dominant)80.05316.8719
loyal (not traitorous)80.036120.5765
respectful (not rude)79.416319.0769
valedictorian (not drop out)79.325620.9167
literary (not mathematical)79.14320.4760
tame (not wild)79.04717.2683
studious (not goof-off)78.928918.7151
meek (not bossy)78.84517.0701
passive (not assertive)78.53119.4672
egalitarian (not racist)78.438118.2152
modest (not flamboyant)78.411720.8775
moderate (not extreme)78.32019.8694
apprentice (not master)78.25419.6467
cooperative (not competitive)78.07721.2700
introspective (not not introspective)77.99823.4266
kind (not cruel)77.830318.3693
high IQ (not low IQ)77.641516.91061
soft (not hard)77.49816.6535
introvert (not extrovert)77.08018.6714
scholarly (not crafty)76.66818.6730
curious (not apathetic)76.516623.1642
complimentary (not insulting)76.412419.8513
soulful (not soulless)76.034121.1523
proper (not scandalous)75.715019.8648
diligent (not lazy)75.456218.9727
soft (not hard)75.310817.8746
neat (not messy)75.227320.4616
well behaved (not mischievous)75.111722.3714
fresh (not stinky)75.126221.1269
🧐 (not 😎)75.010225.0147
gracious (not feisty)74.83519.2949
treasure (not trash)74.842223.5147
sensible (not ludicrous)74.621520.9745
democratic (not authoritarian)74.412722.0620
orderly (not chaotic)74.223321.7708
😇 (not 😈)74.117322.2171
forgiving (not vengeful)74.015821.3650
reserved (not chatty)74.017220.6730
😊 (not 🤣)74.015822.9175
obedient (not rebellious)73.89620.5710
cautious (not impulsive)73.814621.3726
manicured (not scruffy)73.339422.0715
🤐 (not 😜)73.115523.9167
tasteful (not lewd)73.023219.9655
patient (not impatient)73.011024.5459
refined (not rugged)72.825920.4738
private (not gregarious)72.724421.6719
thin (not thick)72.716321.8592
🐿 (not 🦇)72.617925.1156
young (not old)72.433421.4745
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.213418.6289
politically correct (not edgy)72.110121.6691
hesitant (not decisive)72.05921.3700
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.536923.0657
serious (not bold)71.511919.3724
genuine (not sarcastic)71.421923.5697
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.332523.4695
average (not deviant)71.37724.1609
careful (not brave)71.38320.0650
methodical (not astonishing)71.123722.8658
shy (not playful)70.94919.6708
shy (not bold)70.94219.5690
warm (not quarrelsome)70.816321.2714
angelic (not demonic)70.725320.2695
wholesome (not salacious)70.725523.9164
workaholic (not slacker)70.652021.1532
reasonable (not deranged)70.528224.1184
honorable (not cunning)70.425223.7738
works hard (not plays hard)70.341121.9691
nurturing (not poisonous)70.330922.9386
trusting (not charming)70.26823.1741
self-conscious (not self-assured)70.17823.8768
humble (not arrogant)69.818324.2725
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.816321.0960
good-humored (not angry)69.726720.8686
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.719724.3153
open-minded (not close-minded)69.224222.9718
persistent (not quitter)69.175223.9146
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.050123.6667
beautiful (not ugly)68.952521.7505
classical (not avant-garde)68.921823.4499
reasoned (not instinctual)68.714324.7642
regular (not zany)68.79025.6139
frugal (not lavish)68.625022.0726
mundane (not extraordinary)68.67925.1719
serious (not playful)68.638820.5707
tense (not relaxed)68.550622.6670
smooth (not rough)68.518921.9704
deep (not shallow)68.531226.7158
puny (not mighty)68.48820.6701
attractive (not repulsive)68.448120.1705
competent (not incompetent)68.256825.6674
🤔 (not 🤫)68.216630.2142
outsider (not insider)67.921627.5598
demure (not vain)67.817622.9653
innocent (not worldly)67.511524.8746
heroic (not villainous)67.547819.8753
pure (not debased)67.527623.0661
devout (not heathen)67.425021.4617
🌟 (not 💩)67.349027.6135
🏌 (not 🤺)67.35529.0146
child free (not pronatalist)67.135126.8549
eloquent (not unpolished)67.040024.31025
insecure (not confident)66.911822.6694
sheltered (not street-smart)66.417626.1636
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.430027.4143
skeptical (not spiritual)66.248724.8698
minimalist (not pack rat)66.221126.0152
traditional (not unorthodox)65.920725.9543
philosophical (not real)65.79827.5656
dorky (not cool)65.723723.4141
important (not irrelevant)65.759829.3274
explorer (not builder)65.624425.8657
statist (not anarchist)65.623826.1212
reclusive (not social)65.523622.0321
confidential (not gossiping)65.446329.2745
healthy (not sickly)65.352425.3676
existentialist (not nihilist)65.325225.5449
altruistic (not selfish)65.233225.3728
warm (not cold)65.233523.5718
awkward (not charming)64.918023.8691
sane (not crazy)64.824824.7152
legit (not scrub)64.852926.9238
open to new experinces (not uncreative)64.747926.1750
repetitive (not varied)64.728724.2367
resigned (not resistant)64.63325.1670
🤠 (not 🤑)64.636126.1162
roundabout (not direct)64.59626.1714
metaphorical (not literal)64.511229.0720
awkward (not suspicious)64.417526.0726
🐴 (not 🦄)64.130428.6142
sheriff (not outlaw)64.131323.1724
rational (not whimsical)63.840628.5735
sad (not happy)63.840421.5717
sweet (not bitter)63.829924.2692
domestic (not industrial)63.820625.7478
tactful (not indiscreet)63.841025.2161
feminist (not sexist)63.748722.8223
🧕 (not 💃)63.314425.6252
guarded (not open)63.257525.5672
vulnerable (not armoured)63.219025.5669
glad (not mad)63.222123.9186
precise (not vague)63.147426.6574
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.132528.8789
prestigious (not disreputable)62.944423.5583
gendered (not androgynous)62.875828.0406
disarming (not creepy)62.553824.1424
🐮 (not 🐷)62.525726.0193
sorrowful (not cheery)62.341322.3722
lenient (not strict)62.326925.0649
chaste (not lustful)62.222424.4704
go-getter (not slugabed)62.069027.2154
compersive (not jealous)61.926626.6662
anxious (not calm)61.738926.2675
monochrome (not multicolored)61.531728.8518
theoretical (not empirical)61.37027.8650
conventional (not creative)61.029127.9677
trusting (not suspicious)60.925029.5721
miserable (not joyful)60.845823.0154
formal (not intimate)60.734827.0288
utilitarian (not decorative)60.649527.4416
historical (not modern)60.528827.1615
basic (not hipster)60.446827.7746
stable (not moody)60.319827.2709
👟 (not 🥾)60.234529.4140
obsessed (not aloof)60.147227.4731
neurotypical (not autistic)60.166627.1614
driven (not unambitious)60.179526.3702
accepting (not judgemental)59.830730.3614
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.858224.1138
🎩 (not 🧢)59.742029.1153
😬 (not 😏)59.426029.6171
mature (not juvenile)59.344725.3534
stoic (not expressive)59.230826.7654
sober (not indulgent)59.232927.4678
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.241029.1150
🐀 (not 🐘)59.128830.7277
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.929324.3766
liberal (not conservative)58.646527.9161
slow (not fast)58.416223.9657
🛌 (not 🧗)58.323727.4261
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.236326.8413
short (not tall)57.731422.6607
🥴 (not 🥳)57.642225.2132
genius (not dunce)57.559022.0690
idealist (not realist)57.334631.5495
simple (not complicated)57.220429.8744
📈 (not 📉)57.253729.6160
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.137127.8697
libertarian (not socialist)57.041927.8560
noob (not pro)57.018126.6165
active (not slothful)56.975523.8640
stylish (not slovenly)56.754525.6676
poor (not rich)56.730523.8748
resourceful (not helpless)56.676626.8508
🐐 (not 🦒)56.656130.2228
biased (not impartial)56.567029.1636
fortunate (not unlucky)56.335626.0689
unprepared (not hoarder)56.323624.0567
🤖 (not 👻)56.334529.4140
flexible (not rigid)56.230025.4712
low-tech (not high-tech)56.043225.3610
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.035127.0655
nonpolitical (not political)55.929528.0615
depressed (not bright)55.835625.6719
unassuming (not pretentious)55.728230.5156
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.642929.1680
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.420027.5540
codependent (not independent)55.429931.7741
work-first (not family-first)55.447529.1719
🥰 (not 🙃)55.440531.7255
alert (not oblivious)55.259830.5170
purple (not orange)55.037928.8573
normal (not weird)54.933127.2749
enslaved (not emancipated)54.920726.0676
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.855625.4599
queer (not straight)54.813229.3444
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.863226.5167
logical (not emotional)54.737127.6666
uninspiring (not charismatic)54.716827.31014
wise (not foolish)54.451624.8726
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.451927.5508
artistic (not scientific)54.240727.9692
morning lark (not night owl)54.231929.5531
subjective (not objective)54.242130.3443
generalist (not specialist)54.225228.6499
transient (not permanent)54.032029.2413
straightforward (not cryptic)53.967929.8703
monastic (not hedonist)53.929926.1110
🐩 (not 🐒)53.647431.4163
mainstream (not arcane)53.434428.7682
💔 (not 💝)53.242631.3270
individualist (not communal)53.156628.9467
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.938830.9690
remote (not involved)52.918628.9705
eastern (not western)52.916432.2233
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.942828.3250
luddite (not technophile)52.748826.7518
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.732428.2566
atheist (not theist)52.755926.2458
practical (not imaginative)52.561630.3693
masculine (not feminine)52.358120.8737
leisurely (not hurried)52.238726.0682
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.946928.8688
resolute (not wavering)51.971529.1174
official (not backdoor)51.840328.1658
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)51.649728.0641
humorless (not funny)51.539524.5773
interesting (not tiresome)51.370928.4766
equitable (not hypocritical)51.353330.7517
👽 (not 🤡)51.355630.3149
😭 (not 😀)51.249826.6167
clumsy (not coordinated)50.730126.6680
urban (not rural)50.370929.3266
concrete (not abstract)50.559628.1179

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. Evan (0.86)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.851)
  3. Billy Keikeya (0.841)
  4. Dr. James Wilson (0.835)
  5. Molly Hooper (0.832)
  1. Erlich Bachman (-0.689)
  2. Krusty the Clown (-0.688)
  3. Noah Puckerman (-0.685)
  4. Merle Dixon (-0.672)
  5. Charlie Harper (-0.669)

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: INFJ (r = 0.8)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.78)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.78)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.78)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.77)
  6. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.76)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.71)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.71)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.68)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.54)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.54)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.53)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.53)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.51)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.5)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.43)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.41)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.36)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.29)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.24)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.21)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.2)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.15)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.01)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.03)


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