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Nick Dunne Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
straight (not queer)89.67517.477
🐴 (not 🦄)85.25917.555
gendered (not androgynous)83.336325.462
miserable (not joyful)83.311713.253
sexual (not asexual)83.128819.758
lost (not enlightened)82.45413.889
traumatized (not flourishing)81.119817.653
skeptical (not spiritual)81.126116.866
masculine (not feminine)80.847221.870
unfaithful (not devoted)80.63524.152
sad (not happy)80.315714.8106
depressed (not bright)79.98317.659
entitled (not grateful)79.927018.880
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.618620.157
punchable (not loveable)79.515422.851
foolish (not wise)79.311219.157
hypocritical (not equitable)79.114621.1106
🤡 (not 👽)78.95322.057
gloomy (not sunny)78.824315.354
unprepared (not hoarder)78.73122.752
💔 (not 💝)78.614123.959
lustful (not chaste)77.924623.672
rock (not rap)77.841620.051
mundane (not extraordinary)77.74520.8104
🥴 (not 🥳)77.710822.376
monochrome (not multicolored)77.515123.060
disorganized (not self-disciplined)77.413922.7115
receiving (not giving)77.021425.765
unlucky (not fortunate)76.914424.657
debased (not pure)76.726220.2115
😭 (not 😀)76.710620.654
judgemental (not accepting)76.632321.355
jaded (not innocent)76.646821.450
messy (not neat)76.520820.938
tardy (not on-time)76.016718.973
flirtatious (not prudish)76.035321.829
quarrelsome (not warm)75.937519.555
sorrowful (not cheery)75.530918.364
tense (not relaxed)75.566124.7109
weakass (not badass)75.510020.1107
neurotypical (not autistic)75.441423.050
English (not German)75.459128.3100
selfish (not altruistic)75.332322.463
predictable (not quirky)75.39626.055
juvenile (not mature)75.123919.856
haunted (not blissful)75.147921.297
basic (not hipster)75.028824.652
mad (not glad)74.933121.265
moody (not stable)74.850721.656
salacious (not wholesome)74.727117.558
indulgent (not sober)74.733827.952
bitter (not sweet)74.731721.060
triggered (not trolling)74.520222.155
sexist (not feminist)74.421120.164
chortling (not giggling)74.427317.550
🏀 (not 🎨)74.328924.086
off-key (not musical)74.316821.384
monotone (not expressive)74.211823.441
noob (not pro)73.96321.464
🙃 (not 🥰)73.824021.458
conventional (not creative)73.720823.252
🏌 (not 🤺)73.74723.355
cringeworthy (not inspiring)73.521220.467
atheist (not theist)73.437719.532
trash (not treasure)73.211221.463
enslaved (not emancipated)73.15823.967
heathen (not devout)73.017923.653
🐷 (not 🐮)73.011528.495
incompetent (not competent)72.99124.652
reactive (not proactive)72.914127.745
arrogant (not humble)72.950421.657
scandalous (not proper)72.842321.358
interrupting (not attentive)72.831224.981
geriatric (not vibrant)72.86818.594
beta (not alpha)72.725324.3114
secretive (not open-book)72.659024.8103
rugged (not refined)72.533419.360
traitorous (not loyal)72.516726.759
everyman (not chosen one)72.514923.146
night owl (not morning lark)72.450023.061
shallow (not deep)72.416922.754
unpolished (not eloquent)72.321822.492
privileged (not oppressed)72.265830.160
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.118527.469
hesitant (not decisive)72.010323.980
oblivious (not alert)72.016726.069
dry (not moist)72.019424.142
unmotivated (not motivated)71.93627.762
perverted (not clean)71.725521.693
dunce (not genius)71.713621.162
repetitive (not varied)71.622323.660
guarded (not open)71.480824.163
bored (not interested)71.45923.7100
biased (not impartial)71.350420.150
💩 (not 🌟)71.216727.665
tiresome (not interesting)71.18124.2109
work-first (not family-first)71.146227.271
cheesy (not chic)70.736824.753
stinky (not fresh)70.717324.971
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.629626.385
impatient (not patient)70.461228.461
princess (not queen)70.419125.351
😬 (not 😏)70.120229.499
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)69.926330.665
dog person (not cat person)69.935830.057
vain (not demure)69.942722.149
western (not eastern)69.933829.558
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)69.824422.961
literal (not metaphorical)69.638027.939
unobservant (not perceptive)69.68625.761
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.435321.661
codependent (not independent)69.425429.152
disreputable (not prestigious)69.421424.842
slow (not fast)69.210620.497
underachiever (not overachiever)69.210825.872
suspicious (not trusting)69.055424.353
regular (not zany)69.018525.839
🧢 (not 🎩)69.045230.763
🐀 (not 🐘)68.926928.458
mischievous (not well behaved)68.970529.363
slothful (not active)68.88125.699
practical (not imaginative)68.762725.370
vague (not precise)68.712625.544
variable (not consistent)68.719325.555
lewd (not tasteful)68.622425.062
backdoor (not official)68.546727.457
poisonous (not nurturing)68.537621.369
desperate (not high standards)68.524025.7115
🤖 (not 👻)68.428826.960
apprentice (not master)68.326823.747
distant (not touchy-feely)68.253626.463
muddy (not washed)68.125423.657
instinctual (not reasoned)68.154628.576
uncreative (not open to new experinces)68.016428.261
serious (not bold)68.032024.467
rough (not smooth)68.040422.370
confidential (not gossiping)67.986229.576
chaotic (not orderly)67.852326.398
insecure (not confident)67.721028.457
angry (not good-humored)67.737920.661
🛌 (not 🧗)67.721828.051
puny (not mighty)67.416723.885
private (not gregarious)67.369628.259
slugabed (not go-getter)67.35924.754
conservative (not liberal)67.325827.785
🐒 (not 🐩)67.334732.041
offended (not chill)67.355525.9118
Italian (not Swedish)67.240228.539
cocky (not timid)67.291625.758
stubborn (not accommodating)67.197728.4101
plays hard (not works hard)67.128727.043
wavering (not resolute)67.19121.549
demonic (not angelic)67.040921.061
stingy (not generous)67.035522.392
cannibal (not vegan)66.945626.274
individualist (not communal)66.961129.752
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.960929.255
cold (not warm)66.847223.067
pensive (not serene)66.879126.491
dispassionate (not romantic)66.720926.084
subdued (not exuberant)66.723323.241
cunning (not honorable)66.641324.665
first-mate (not captain)66.657825.991
📉 (not 📈)66.611131.799
close-minded (not open-minded)66.432925.556
slovenly (not stylish)66.328124.861
indiscreet (not tactful)66.320226.173
fearmongering (not reassuring)66.340626.243
💪 (not 🧠)66.228626.866
experimental (not reliable)66.242123.567
generalist (not specialist)66.19828.249
🤐 (not 😜)66.150623.754
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)66.133428.080
lenient (not strict)66.144723.050
🥶 (not 🥵)66.127529.256
Roman (not Greek)66.021827.157
businesslike (not chivalrous)66.049528.580
sarcastic (not genuine)65.851427.164
whippersnapper (not sage)65.833025.633
mild (not spicy)65.730226.054
two-faced (not one-faced)65.736232.1102
serious (not playful)65.682027.157
bad boy (not white knight)65.545824.257
winter (not summer)65.550830.442
centrist (not radical)65.421526.949
jealous (not compersive)65.248426.958
slacker (not workaholic)65.223531.487
tall (not short)65.170326.089
stoic (not expressive)65.038927.261
oxymoron (not tautology)65.027829.326
roundabout (not direct)64.916225.460
flimsy (not sturdy)64.925823.653
cruel (not kind)64.931121.2119
hard (not soft)64.968825.860
scruffy (not manicured)64.844925.772
traditional (not unorthodox)64.843027.862
🐐 (not 🦒)64.858331.276
real (not philosophical)64.772825.062
hedonist (not monastic)64.645724.540
clumsy (not coordinated)64.636027.856
helpless (not resourceful)64.610527.346
anxious (not calm)64.569426.546
twitchy (not still)64.272528.188
competitive (not cooperative)63.986227.360
classical (not avant-garde)63.962326.548
scrub (not legit)63.916726.353
realistic (not fantastical)63.971229.6110
head@clouds (not down2earth)63.850629.1105
mainstream (not arcane)63.829730.560
ironic (not profound)63.842623.952
prideful (not envious)63.7108430.5155
focused on the present (not focused on the future)63.641830.454
factual (not poetic)63.666026.157
dramatic (not comedic)63.597825.6104
charming (not trusting)63.360829.964
physical (not intellectual)63.241924.559
passive (not assertive)63.124528.5114
rude (not respectful)62.946022.762
impulsive (not cautious)62.667129.776
suspicious (not awkward)62.691131.468
ignorant (not knowledgeable)62.626727.868
vintage (not trendy)62.6103326.085
reserved (not chatty)62.565824.553
remote (not involved)62.513428.652
low-tech (not high-tech)62.460627.452
creepy (not disarming)62.429425.456
😈 (not 😇)62.461419.960
sleepy (not frenzied)62.46227.660
money-focused (not love-focused)62.343431.447
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.225126.545
water (not fire)62.242930.078
normie (not freak)62.249029.8102
macho (not metrosexual)62.141026.840
child free (not pronatalist)62.085531.1100
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.966328.360
feisty (not gracious)61.9101623.359
tame (not wild)61.945425.6113
soulless (not soulful)61.930027.260
not introspective (not introspective)61.824329.892
subjective (not objective)61.339828.543
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.3104929.078
worldly (not innocent)61.1109927.570
sheltered (not street-smart)61.144127.362
unfixable (not fixable)61.040225.671
preppy (not punk rock)61.087629.461
earth (not air)61.085730.963
humorless (not funny)60.846824.6124
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.8111427.949
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.8116328.249
deliberate (not spontaneous)60.795527.863
rigid (not flexible)60.673227.063
utilitarian (not decorative)60.690427.771
transient (not permanent)60.536128.045
lowbrow (not highbrow)60.430124.048
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.335623.757
sickly (not healthy)60.130426.2113
insulting (not complimentary)60.160830.058
believable (not poorly-written)60.1157227.347
modest (not flamboyant)60.080830.463
urban (not rural)60.0110128.770
drop out (not valedictorian)60.046827.569
literary (not mathematical)59.986430.252
libertarian (not socialist)59.854726.638
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.772030.269
careful (not brave)59.638623.758
🐿 (not 🦇)59.684130.349
deep (not epic)59.650423.684
intense (not lighthearted)59.5109926.154
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.597231.856
machiavellian (not transparent)59.566530.959
rich (not poor)59.391627.355
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.365927.689
wooden (not plastic)59.3111930.387
pretentious (not unassuming)59.282532.049
vanilla (not kinky)59.170128.853
never cries (not often crying)59.187929.150
corporate (not freelance)59.055729.656
submissive (not dominant)58.847027.358
ADHD (not OCD)58.852128.2100
💀 (not 🎃)58.875732.250
villainous (not heroic)58.736922.677
ludicrous (not sensible)58.755026.4101
jock (not nerd)58.763127.659
builder (not explorer)58.763527.950
lazy (not diligent)58.315328.765
meek (not bossy)58.341328.486
orange (not purple)58.362532.661
reclusive (not social)58.363827.568
aloof (not obsessed)58.121527.965
bold (not shy)58.0148927.054
💃 (not 🧕)58.0104531.359
scholarly (not crafty)57.957827.353
fighter (not lover)57.976727.292
uninspiring (not charismatic)57.622131.744
thick (not thin)57.652927.896
concrete (not abstract)57.691827.951
psychopath (not empath)57.554724.5112
quiet (not loud)57.272326.854
modern (not historical)57.190427.845
average (not deviant)56.948729.986
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.884329.069
domestic (not industrial)56.865027.142
🤔 (not 🤫)56.794433.871
linear (not circular)56.768731.650
old (not young)56.661620.883
realistic (not ambitious)56.651326.686
scientific (not artistic)56.485726.996
introvert (not extrovert)56.363528.239
self-conscious (not self-assured)56.240731.851
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.185128.052
French (not Russian)56.1100924.352
gatherer (not hunter)56.072730.652
rustic (not cultured)55.954829.653
indie (not pop)55.8111528.361
technophile (not luddite)55.770524.542
emotional (not logical)55.691229.164
demanding (not unchallenging)55.6141532.990
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.599832.473
naive (not paranoid)55.548031.763
repulsive (not attractive)55.336429.159
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)55.378827.750
🤣 (not 😊)55.358625.849
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.3100328.643
complicated (not simple)55.2124532.060
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.235023.834
vengeful (not forgiving)55.183828.762
vulnerable (not armoured)55.154428.766
efficient (not overprepared)55.1134325.936
tight (not loose)55.0118430.759
unemotional (not emotional)55.041029.751
straightforward (not cryptic)54.9129231.459
moderate (not extreme)54.958429.958
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)54.982233.054
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.770927.950
normal (not weird)54.462729.274
apathetic (not curious)54.332631.060
democratic (not authoritarian)54.397529.571
bookish (not sporty)54.3112624.354
statist (not anarchist)54.387828.852
random (not pointed)54.239530.380
doer (not thinker)54.2120232.096
thrifty (not extravagant)54.289427.875
opinionated (not neutral)54.2165931.596
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.174529.148
unambitious (not driven)54.112734.055
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.138030.670
edgy (not politically correct)54.0100026.453
irrelevant (not important)54.021932.064
ugly (not beautiful)53.930830.359
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.8115829.597
playful (not shy)53.7132527.553
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.683332.454
exaggerating (not factual)53.689530.9100
sugarcoated (not frank)53.633329.441
methodical (not astonishing)53.5108825.364
insider (not outsider)53.375632.674
long-winded (not concise)53.276927.442
pacifist (not ferocious)53.168326.658
human (not animalistic)53.1137229.679
nihilist (not existentialist)53.149028.978
dorky (not cool)53.077825.957
formal (not intimate)52.986326.493
crazy (not sane)52.891324.868
common sense (not analysis)52.866027.239
realist (not idealist)52.795429.557
folksy (not presidential)52.782628.840
charming (not awkward)52.6120927.059
egalitarian (not racist)52.6158827.551
resigned (not resistant)52.525529.166
opinionated (not jealous)52.5150928.549
melee (not ranged)52.460927.360
barbaric (not civilized)52.356127.257
goof-off (not studious)52.360328.656
nonpolitical (not political)52.272828.959
lavish (not frugal)52.280827.060
obedient (not rebellious)52.168627.972
gamer (not non-gamer)52.165433.593
antagonist (not protagonist)52.147234.442
🥾 (not 👟)51.991031.861
high IQ (not low IQ)51.8158524.457
🧐 (not 😎)51.885631.359
🤠 (not 🤑)51.8117330.956
minimalist (not pack rat)51.7106329.238
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.760528.945
Pepsi (not Coke)51.678735.799
cynical (not gullible)51.6122730.849
sheriff (not outlaw)51.594227.738
rational (not whimsical)51.4116027.651
persistent (not quitter)51.4185030.958
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)51.4120630.042
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.2143329.439
contrarian (not yes-man)51.2123630.941
tailor (not blacksmith)51.1120228.957
natural-talent (not hard-work)51.161026.796
goth (not flower child)51.170125.249
hard (not soft)51.0105728.192
hurried (not leisurely)50.1121331.869
reasonable (not deranged)50.3116026.457
always down (not picky)50.775729.550
theoretical (not empirical)50.474426.667

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sam Healy (0.723)
  2. Brad Bellick (0.683)
  3. George Costanza (0.68)
  4. Arturo Roman (0.668)
  5. Topper (0.662)
  6. Cornelius Fudge (0.657)
  7. Cypher (0.657)
  8. Dennis Nedry (0.655)
  9. Theon Greyjoy (0.651)
  10. A.J. Soprano (0.641)
  1. Alice Cullen (-0.662)
  2. Guinan (-0.647)
  3. Iroh (-0.624)
  4. The Oracle (-0.618)
  5. Sam Obisanya (-0.613)
  6. Remy (-0.604)
  7. Waverly Earp (-0.596)
  8. Penelope Garcia (-0.596)
  9. Elizabeth Burke (-0.595)
  10. Luna Lovegood (-0.591)

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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