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Nick Dunne Personality Statistics

Nick Dunne is a character from Gone Girl. 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
straight (not queer)89.09818.266
🐴 (not 🦄)85.84617.850
gendered (not androgynous)84.426825.354
miserable (not joyful)83.410313.050
sexual (not asexual)83.424920.352
lost (not enlightened)82.54514.181
traumatized (not flourishing)81.814115.946
self-destructive (not self-improving)81.114318.246
skeptical (not spiritual)81.022717.655
depressed (not bright)80.84517.552
unfaithful (not devoted)80.83624.245
sad (not happy)80.711315.198
entitled (not grateful)80.422419.273
punchable (not loveable)79.713719.939
gloomy (not sunny)79.219015.946
masculine (not feminine)79.242622.561
💔 (not 💝)78.711022.748
foolish (not wise)78.511919.651
hypocritical (not equitable)78.412621.294
🤡 (not 👽)78.35122.450
unprepared (not hoarder)77.73623.447
lustful (not chaste)77.522724.666
predictable (not quirky)77.56023.446
disorganized (not self-disciplined)77.412023.8102
mundane (not extraordinary)76.84721.195
🥴 (not 🥳)76.810921.165
rock (not rap)76.742920.541
😭 (not 😀)76.68520.550
English (not German)76.640828.093
jaded (not innocent)76.439121.939
debased (not pure)76.323120.5109
quarrelsome (not warm)76.132318.443
receiving (not giving)76.020927.849
judgemental (not accepting)75.929320.047
sorrowful (not cheery)75.625117.154
basic (not hipster)75.524924.144
monochrome (not multicolored)75.516123.453
tardy (not on-time)75.515219.465
messy (not neat)75.419521.433
flirtatious (not prudish)75.432123.225
tense (not relaxed)75.456625.0100
unlucky (not fortunate)75.416226.647
moody (not stable)75.441320.645
juvenile (not mature)75.421119.849
neurotypical (not autistic)75.240123.846
indulgent (not sober)75.229226.842
haunted (not blissful)75.140421.790
🏌 (not 🤺)75.13322.150
weakass (not badass)74.99020.4100
selfish (not altruistic)74.928422.052
bitter (not sweet)74.827420.651
sexist (not feminist)74.818319.153
mad (not glad)74.729022.050
off-key (not musical)74.314621.179
beta (not alpha)74.020423.4104
🏀 (not 🎨)74.025423.476
triggered (not trolling)73.919822.644
salacious (not wholesome)73.525418.748
guarded (not open)73.460523.355
🙃 (not 🥰)73.421221.650
chortling (not giggling)73.427218.144
dry (not moist)73.215321.636
atheist (not theist)73.031121.526
noob (not pro)72.97122.551
interrupting (not attentive)72.828325.074
arrogant (not humble)72.644022.043
oblivious (not alert)72.614425.160
trash (not treasure)72.510321.955
monotone (not expressive)72.511424.333
rugged (not refined)72.428519.755
geriatric (not vibrant)72.46118.591
unpolished (not eloquent)72.319822.685
🐒 (not 🐩)72.318728.231
conventional (not creative)72.220424.744
night owl (not morning lark)72.241922.355
perverted (not clean)71.922422.584
enslaved (not emancipated)71.96324.760
scandalous (not proper)71.938821.949
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)71.716827.460
secretive (not open-book)71.648225.694
🐷 (not 🐮)71.611729.187
hesitant (not decisive)71.59224.269
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.422820.355
codependent (not independent)71.320027.142
traitorous (not loyal)71.015727.245
shallow (not deep)71.017924.039
dog person (not cat person)71.027829.948
work-first (not family-first)70.939827.564
unmotivated (not motivated)70.93528.654
incompetent (not competent)70.710325.042
privileged (not oppressed)70.661030.456
dunce (not genius)70.513621.350
everyman (not chosen one)70.418023.336
tiresome (not interesting)70.37924.4100
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.227425.977
princess (not queen)70.117526.045
reactive (not proactive)70.116730.135
repetitive (not varied)70.024923.048
bored (not interested)70.05624.191
uncreative (not open to new experinces)69.912628.552
💩 (not 🌟)69.815627.650
stinky (not fresh)69.816224.361
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)69.824031.353
impatient (not patient)69.854128.755
heathen (not devout)69.523124.643
rough (not smooth)69.530423.355
backdoor (not official)69.436629.045
variable (not consistent)69.414225.944
Italian (not Swedish)69.429528.136
slothful (not active)69.36625.692
regular (not zany)69.314225.835
🧢 (not 🎩)69.336130.354
cheesy (not chic)69.335125.442
practical (not imaginative)69.152524.962
slugabed (not go-getter)68.94123.546
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.831521.452
western (not eastern)68.830731.049
vain (not demure)68.741621.939
🤖 (not 👻)68.723827.748
😬 (not 😏)68.720629.589
disreputable (not prestigious)68.521125.838
underachiever (not overachiever)68.510926.368
muddy (not washed)68.520823.950
serious (not playful)68.261226.845
lewd (not tasteful)68.222226.152
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)68.223824.053
serious (not bold)68.025824.554
biased (not impartial)68.055819.440
poisonous (not nurturing)68.032622.560
desperate (not high standards)68.023525.9106
mischievous (not well behaved)67.861629.958
experimental (not reliable)67.833123.354
distant (not touchy-feely)67.844427.353
insecure (not confident)67.717428.543
unobservant (not perceptive)67.79326.454
traditional (not unorthodox)67.630426.751
cocky (not timid)67.676725.651
individualist (not communal)67.549129.344
subdued (not exuberant)67.517823.736
private (not gregarious)67.454027.843
pensive (not serene)67.465726.876
angry (not good-humored)67.431520.053
vague (not precise)67.412325.841
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)67.326426.974
winter (not summer)67.337331.033
instinctual (not reasoned)67.247028.970
🐀 (not 🐘)67.224630.449
chaotic (not orderly)67.045426.486
slow (not fast)67.012320.882
close-minded (not open-minded)67.026623.450
cannibal (not vegan)67.039927.165
stubborn (not accommodating)67.082228.191
fearmongering (not reassuring)67.033826.040
mild (not spicy)66.923624.850
wavering (not resolute)66.97520.737
scruffy (not manicured)66.934223.561
apprentice (not master)66.924923.838
puny (not mighty)66.815524.872
dispassionate (not romantic)66.817225.976
whippersnapper (not sage)66.526726.131
plays hard (not works hard)66.427226.540
suspicious (not trusting)66.354524.646
offended (not chill)66.250826.2105
stingy (not generous)66.232622.780
🤐 (not 😜)66.139823.946
two-faced (not one-faced)66.130132.293
literal (not metaphorical)65.948128.333
first-mate (not captain)65.851026.585
conservative (not liberal)65.825928.573
stoic (not expressive)65.730826.448
cold (not warm)65.742623.363
classical (not avant-garde)65.744925.944
📉 (not 📈)65.710132.586
cunning (not honorable)65.637624.660
tall (not short)65.554626.643
sarcastic (not genuine)65.545924.750
narcissistic (not low self esteem)65.556830.648
jealous (not compersive)65.440926.347
centrist (not radical)65.319827.143
hard (not soft)65.257925.856
confidential (not gossiping)65.275130.365
🥶 (not 🥵)65.226629.748
cruel (not kind)65.126821.3105
real (not philosophical)65.159824.658
businesslike (not chivalrous)65.145430.269
oxymoron (not tautology)65.124131.218
indiscreet (not tactful)65.018927.263
🛌 (not 🧗)65.023629.939
demonic (not angelic)64.937620.848
roundabout (not direct)64.914525.950
Roman (not Greek)64.922627.252
hedonist (not monastic)64.938623.334
ironic (not profound)64.933324.743
charming (not trusting)64.847329.457
lenient (not strict)64.639023.640
suspicious (not awkward)64.671930.158
passive (not assertive)64.619527.7107
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.578825.740
flimsy (not sturdy)64.523223.749
creepy (not disarming)64.422325.142
never cries (not often crying)64.458628.538
low-tech (not high-tech)64.346527.838
helpless (not resourceful)64.310028.040
feisty (not gracious)64.279422.050
💪 (not 🧠)64.127327.558
realistic (not fantastical)64.158229.997
dramatic (not comedic)64.078625.794
anxious (not calm)63.959227.741
impulsive (not cautious)63.852629.270
slovenly (not stylish)63.829126.249
mainstream (not arcane)63.825329.951
🐐 (not 🦒)63.852231.771
twitchy (not still)63.663428.584
slacker (not workaholic)63.522431.681
vintage (not trendy)63.581825.882
bad boy (not white knight)63.541324.749
normie (not freak)63.437029.590
head@clouds (not down2earth)63.143229.994
prideful (not envious)63.192231.1145
earth (not air)63.166130.458
remote (not involved)62.911427.746
😈 (not 😇)62.852319.852
soulless (not soulful)62.725126.852
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.720725.338
factual (not poetic)62.758226.046
competitive (not cooperative)62.677128.851
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.638630.348
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.577527.945
clumsy (not coordinated)62.532326.746
child free (not pronatalist)62.568730.395
sleepy (not frenzied)62.54628.053
generalist (not specialist)62.414228.143
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.353829.059
macho (not metrosexual)62.035626.632
water (not fire)62.034630.071
physical (not intellectual)61.937324.354
utilitarian (not decorative)61.970427.560
tame (not wild)61.838425.6106
scrub (not legit)61.817926.544
rude (not respectful)61.742623.847
money-focused (not love-focused)61.739031.440
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.687028.972
preppy (not punk rock)61.669928.450
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.591726.444
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.457828.250
vanilla (not kinky)61.351128.042
unfixable (not fixable)61.333925.058
reclusive (not social)61.145326.859
reserved (not chatty)61.055925.047
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.026122.137
humorless (not funny)61.038024.7117
worldly (not innocent)60.593228.461
sickly (not healthy)60.324926.5103
sheltered (not street-smart)60.338427.354
not introspective (not introspective)60.325030.186
believable (not poorly-written)60.3128727.440
modest (not flamboyant)60.265429.956
literary (not mathematical)60.168331.241
pretentious (not unassuming)59.868130.141
libertarian (not socialist)59.748425.129
scholarly (not crafty)59.744827.443
rigid (not flexible)59.566227.553
machiavellian (not transparent)59.555830.748
careful (not brave)59.432424.051
💀 (not 🎃)59.462131.545
drop out (not valedictorian)59.340926.858
ADHD (not OCD)59.341228.588
rustic (not cultured)59.337728.444
submissive (not dominant)59.238728.845
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.231524.149
lazy (not diligent)59.113328.354
orange (not purple)59.148632.656
ignorant (not knowledgeable)59.128327.258
French (not Russian)58.969923.946
rich (not poor)58.879626.746
subjective (not objective)58.743128.733
insulting (not complimentary)58.755229.751
💃 (not 🧕)58.784131.550
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.656428.581
meek (not bossy)58.532727.776
corporate (not freelance)58.549929.544
psychopath (not empath)58.445624.598
ludicrous (not sensible)58.349026.286
intense (not lighthearted)58.394726.442
bold (not shy)58.2124527.346
fighter (not lover)58.262426.987
naive (not paranoid)58.233231.552
🐿 (not 🦇)58.171429.542
urban (not rural)58.095528.260
linear (not circular)57.952230.943
transient (not permanent)57.836729.237
wooden (not plastic)57.797529.975
dramatic (not no-nonsense)57.567829.354
unemotional (not emotional)57.531729.742
jock (not nerd)57.454328.448
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)57.466527.846
builder (not explorer)57.460128.742
deep (not epic)57.448123.276
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.483632.544
quiet (not loud)57.356926.843
moderate (not extreme)57.340429.245
thick (not thin)57.246428.290
average (not deviant)57.140229.875
technophile (not luddite)57.055324.237
bookish (not sporty)57.086822.646
uninspiring (not charismatic)56.921130.838
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.962128.341
old (not young)56.752821.272
🤔 (not 🤫)56.777634.562
gatherer (not hunter)56.658631.545
scheduled (not spontaneous)56.582433.162
villainous (not heroic)56.335121.660
concrete (not abstract)56.380426.642
modern (not historical)56.276928.236
realistic (not ambitious)55.943126.482
indie (not pop)55.888827.853
straightforward (not cryptic)55.5105631.948
efficient (not overprepared)55.4109028.027
introvert (not extrovert)55.352927.732
statist (not anarchist)55.271428.246
vulnerable (not armoured)55.145128.959
scientific (not artistic)55.075227.479
aloof (not obsessed)55.026328.848
human (not animalistic)55.0107429.465
long-winded (not concise)55.058727.535
repulsive (not attractive)54.932429.852
domestic (not industrial)54.959127.037
demanding (not unchallenging)54.9117833.479
opinionated (not jealous)54.9116626.940
sugarcoated (not frank)54.925126.434
methodical (not astonishing)54.887125.253
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.635331.640
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.633023.529
emotional (not logical)54.477529.458
egalitarian (not racist)54.4126927.845
🤣 (not 😊)54.453126.841
unambitious (not driven)54.311434.647
persistent (not quitter)54.3148330.949
barbaric (not civilized)54.043825.946
random (not pointed)54.034230.774
doer (not thinker)54.099632.484
vengeful (not forgiving)53.974428.354
edgy (not politically correct)53.883526.045
antagonist (not protagonist)53.738034.836
common sense (not analysis)53.749827.432
playful (not shy)53.5110727.448
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.569933.346
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.598929.791
pacifist (not ferocious)53.452525.651
normal (not weird)53.255129.365
democratic (not authoritarian)53.180129.357
obedient (not rebellious)53.155128.763
crazy (not sane)53.176625.755
tight (not loose)53.1103331.450
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.188929.434
goof-off (not studious)53.049129.449
minimalist (not pack rat)53.081328.730
thrifty (not extravagant)52.975227.564
gamer (not non-gamer)52.854233.684
opinionated (not neutral)52.8138430.786
flower child (not goth)52.896223.639
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.773132.945
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)52.793631.332
ugly (not beautiful)52.530329.954
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.564027.543
exaggerating (not factual)52.577431.393
natural-talent (not hard-work)52.247627.881
complicated (not simple)52.1109632.249
high IQ (not low IQ)52.1128824.448
formal (not intimate)52.175026.385
provincial (not cosmopolitan)52.070128.641
leisurely (not hurried)52.059032.063
sheriff (not outlaw)51.977428.332
insider (not outsider)51.967832.965
idealist (not realist)51.970228.948
lavish (not frugal)51.869627.248
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.7119528.834
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.749528.939
Pepsi (not Coke)51.761735.993
nihilist (not existentialist)51.547629.269
melee (not ranged)51.554528.052
apathetic (not curious)51.434830.950
dorky (not cool)51.468326.847
tailor (not blacksmith)51.498629.148
resigned (not resistant)51.323929.558
🥾 (not 👟)51.277231.548
yes-man (not contrarian)51.255331.533
picky (not always down)51.296628.545
cynical (not gullible)51.1101230.846
nonpolitical (not political)51.062128.546
hard (not soft)51.089528.486
awkward (not charming)50.157426.652
reasonable (not deranged)50.892327.246
🧐 (not 😎)50.275432.152
🤠 (not 🤑)50.298131.145
theoretical (not empirical)50.361126.761
irrelevant (not important)50.724531.551
presidential (not folksy)50.388628.334
whimsical (not rational)50.462228.143
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.4116331.256

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sam Healy (0.718)
  2. Brad Bellick (0.673)
  3. George Costanza (0.672)
  4. Cornelius Fudge (0.654)
  5. Arturo Roman (0.651)
  6. Topper (0.649)
  7. Cypher (0.649)
  8. Dennis Nedry (0.646)
  9. Theon Greyjoy (0.639)
  10. Jim Burns (0.638)
  1. Alice Cullen (-0.653)
  2. Guinan (-0.638)
  3. Iroh (-0.612)
  4. The Oracle (-0.602)
  5. Waverly Earp (-0.59)
  6. Remy (-0.588)
  7. Penelope Garcia (-0.584)
  8. Luna Lovegood (-0.582)
  9. Angela Montenegro (-0.581)
  10. Elizabeth Burke (-0.578)

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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