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Nick Dunne Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 2,000 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)89.87117.478
🐴 (not 🦄)84.46219.060
miserable (not joyful)83.811013.255
sexual (not asexual)82.929619.661
lost (not enlightened)82.84713.893
gendered (not androgynous)82.642426.365
skeptical (not spiritual)81.226016.668
masculine (not feminine)81.147521.572
traumatized (not flourishing)80.820818.360
unfaithful (not devoted)80.63723.157
sad (not happy)80.216614.8107
entitled (not grateful)80.127218.881
depressed (not bright)80.08917.560
punchable (not loveable)79.515922.851
hypocritical (not equitable)79.414021.0108
🤡 (not 👽)79.24721.561
unprepared (not hoarder)79.12721.965
foolish (not wise)79.111618.960
gloomy (not sunny)79.123915.455
lustful (not chaste)78.723422.683
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.720321.158
💔 (not 💝)78.414124.162
🥴 (not 🥳)77.911222.178
mundane (not extraordinary)77.84820.6106
monochrome (not multicolored)77.714022.762
unlucky (not fortunate)77.713824.559
rock (not rap)77.643719.554
receiving (not giving)77.621024.279
disorganized (not self-disciplined)77.314322.4118
messy (not neat)77.320719.745
flirtatious (not prudish)77.332520.041
😭 (not 😀)76.710520.654
judgemental (not accepting)76.633021.355
predictable (not quirky)76.67724.070
tardy (not on-time)76.416218.875
debased (not pure)76.426520.3117
English (not German)76.256028.2103
atheist (not theist)76.128018.642
sorrowful (not cheery)75.831118.365
weakass (not badass)75.79920.1109
tense (not relaxed)75.666924.6110
neurotypical (not autistic)75.441722.854
basic (not hipster)75.427324.553
sexist (not feminist)75.420220.168
indulgent (not sober)75.432027.654
quarrelsome (not warm)75.439519.457
bitter (not sweet)75.131421.062
juvenile (not mature)75.124519.856
haunted (not blissful)75.149721.297
monotone (not expressive)75.110722.646
salacious (not wholesome)75.027217.459
everyman (not chosen one)74.911521.957
moody (not stable)74.752121.557
off-key (not musical)74.616121.386
🏀 (not 🎨)74.529823.988
🏌 (not 🤺)74.44622.859
chortling (not giggling)74.427217.657
selfish (not altruistic)74.334623.664
noob (not pro)74.36521.465
mad (not glad)74.236421.667
cringeworthy (not inspiring)74.020720.469
🙃 (not 🥰)74.024721.359
conventional (not creative)73.721323.755
scandalous (not proper)73.740721.560
trash (not treasure)73.611221.564
jaded (not innocent)73.459824.655
🐷 (not 🐮)73.311328.397
heathen (not devout)73.217323.554
interrupting (not attentive)73.131124.787
geriatric (not vibrant)73.06118.298
incompetent (not competent)72.99324.055
beta (not alpha)72.926224.3115
shallow (not deep)72.916822.855
enslaved (not emancipated)72.96823.769
triggered (not trolling)72.828523.958
arrogant (not humble)72.751222.960
repetitive (not varied)72.719823.066
secretive (not open-book)72.659124.7106
reactive (not proactive)72.615028.047
unpolished (not eloquent)72.322722.492
hesitant (not decisive)72.110423.881
rugged (not refined)72.135019.262
traitorous (not loyal)72.017926.862
night owl (not morning lark)72.053023.062
guarded (not open)71.981023.965
unmotivated (not motivated)71.93727.762
bored (not interested)71.85723.4104
oblivious (not alert)71.817925.870
perverted (not clean)71.725621.594
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)71.519828.571
work-first (not family-first)71.446126.973
tiresome (not interesting)71.38024.1111
literal (not metaphorical)71.330627.243
💩 (not 🌟)71.117327.367
stinky (not fresh)71.117124.774
privileged (not oppressed)71.171430.163
dry (not moist)71.122524.444
dunce (not genius)71.014721.563
western (not eastern)70.832329.460
biased (not impartial)70.754921.955
princess (not queen)70.618424.953
impatient (not patient)70.662228.564
unobservant (not perceptive)70.47825.365
cheesy (not chic)70.438924.260
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.331626.286
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.224422.763
vague (not precise)70.110625.048
😬 (not 😏)70.120929.499
regular (not zany)70.116625.342
dog person (not cat person)70.036429.660
suspicious (not trusting)69.954024.056
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)69.927430.665
underachiever (not overachiever)69.710525.575
lewd (not tasteful)69.620724.573
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.435821.661
codependent (not independent)69.426129.152
slow (not fast)69.310520.299
🧢 (not 🎩)69.047530.763
🐀 (not 🐘)68.927228.458
🛌 (not 🧗)68.920428.056
slothful (not active)68.88425.699
practical (not imaginative)68.765025.370
poisonous (not nurturing)68.738120.972
variable (not consistent)68.718925.555
mischievous (not well behaved)68.672329.164
apprentice (not master)68.626823.648
muddy (not washed)68.625422.763
uncreative (not open to new experinces)68.416628.162
vain (not demure)68.447123.051
instinctual (not reasoned)68.356227.979
disreputable (not prestigious)68.323925.543
conservative (not liberal)68.026127.489
distant (not touchy-feely)68.055025.674
desperate (not high standards)67.926026.6119
serious (not bold)67.833024.269
backdoor (not official)67.849727.459
slugabed (not go-getter)67.75724.456
🐒 (not 🐩)67.734631.443
private (not gregarious)67.669528.060
demonic (not angelic)67.540520.565
rough (not smooth)67.542722.772
🤖 (not 👻)67.531627.966
narcissistic (not low self esteem)67.559929.960
fearmongering (not reassuring)67.537926.245
insecure (not confident)67.422328.359
confidential (not gossiping)67.489129.677
💪 (not 🧠)67.427826.570
stubborn (not accommodating)67.498328.5102
chaotic (not orderly)67.354226.599
angry (not good-humored)67.239621.263
cold (not warm)67.247323.168
plays hard (not works hard)67.129327.043
slovenly (not stylish)67.027724.863
subdued (not exuberant)67.024222.743
🥶 (not 🥵)67.026528.461
stingy (not generous)67.035722.293
close-minded (not open-minded)66.932325.258
cunning (not honorable)66.941623.771
sarcastic (not genuine)66.949126.967
individualist (not communal)66.961829.752
puny (not mighty)66.817824.187
📉 (not 📈)66.811031.6100
offended (not chill)66.859126.1120
dispassionate (not romantic)66.820726.086
experimental (not reliable)66.841523.469
helpless (not resourceful)66.79726.652
cannibal (not vegan)66.746826.280
wavering (not resolute)66.59621.951
pensive (not serene)66.483626.893
oxymoron (not tautology)66.320329.535
serious (not playful)66.282127.258
first-mate (not captain)66.260525.794
generalist (not specialist)66.19728.249
hedonist (not monastic)66.141224.343
🤐 (not 😜)66.152523.555
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)66.134728.080
indiscreet (not tactful)66.121326.475
clumsy (not coordinated)66.033827.959
businesslike (not chivalrous)65.949728.384
cocky (not timid)65.999526.872
jealous (not compersive)65.848127.159
stoic (not expressive)65.738027.163
winter (not summer)65.750929.744
Italian (not Swedish)65.646229.043
centrist (not radical)65.521427.262
anxious (not calm)65.469726.348
whippersnapper (not sage)65.336625.738
two-faced (not one-faced)65.337832.3103
lenient (not strict)65.247323.252
hard (not soft)65.269025.761
Roman (not Greek)65.224827.663
scruffy (not manicured)65.145625.773
cruel (not kind)65.031621.0123
roundabout (not direct)64.916125.460
scrub (not legit)64.916226.165
mild (not spicy)64.832226.555
slacker (not workaholic)64.824931.589
🐐 (not 🦒)64.661531.478
flimsy (not sturdy)64.626423.554
ironic (not profound)64.540824.253
twitchy (not still)64.373927.989
mainstream (not arcane)64.129130.361
real (not philosophical)64.177725.263
competitive (not cooperative)63.988127.360
head@clouds (not down2earth)63.952029.0106
charming (not trusting)63.959929.767
realistic (not fantastical)63.973229.6110
dramatic (not comedic)63.997625.6107
classical (not avant-garde)63.864526.952
traditional (not unorthodox)63.847228.763
prideful (not envious)63.7110430.7158
focused on the present (not focused on the future)63.644430.454
factual (not poetic)63.667026.157
remote (not involved)63.512128.255
physical (not intellectual)63.442824.261
bad boy (not white knight)63.451424.068
passive (not assertive)63.125028.5117
ignorant (not knowledgeable)63.126028.071
sleepy (not frenzied)63.06127.861
normie (not freak)62.947929.7106
😈 (not 😇)62.861921.165
tall (not short)62.779628.4134
water (not fire)62.644629.980
impulsive (not cautious)62.568929.679
creepy (not disarming)62.529125.257
vintage (not trendy)62.4107026.087
rude (not respectful)62.248623.363
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.266728.161
not introspective (not introspective)62.224629.794
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.225026.545
suspicious (not awkward)62.193431.470
low-tech (not high-tech)62.163327.253
child free (not pronatalist)62.087831.1100
reserved (not chatty)61.968524.256
money-focused (not love-focused)61.843831.149
tame (not wild)61.747325.8116
soulless (not soulful)61.730527.061
unfixable (not fixable)61.639325.673
worldly (not innocent)61.5110727.571
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.4107928.881
macho (not metrosexual)61.443828.346
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.394928.064
humorless (not funny)61.246324.6126
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.1113327.451
believable (not poorly-written)61.1158827.150
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.029224.149
rigid (not flexible)61.073226.667
insulting (not complimentary)61.060430.060
drop out (not valedictorian)60.747027.671
corporate (not freelance)60.753329.062
feisty (not gracious)60.6109124.161
sheltered (not street-smart)60.647327.463
subjective (not objective)60.646028.454
earth (not air)60.690330.864
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.6121828.159
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.535423.263
preppy (not punk rock)60.591229.864
urban (not rural)60.2112928.774
sickly (not healthy)60.131426.2113
careful (not brave)60.038423.859
unambiguous (not mysterious)60.073430.170
🐿 (not 🦇)60.085330.250
intense (not lighthearted)59.8111826.055
utilitarian (not decorative)59.797128.472
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.799231.657
deep (not epic)59.652623.684
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.567727.590
builder (not explorer)59.562827.752
libertarian (not socialist)59.358227.743
jock (not nerd)59.362827.862
literary (not mathematical)59.392930.253
pretentious (not unassuming)59.383832.452
wooden (not plastic)59.3116030.387
main character (not side character)59.378833.165
lazy (not diligent)59.215228.667
villainous (not heroic)59.236722.382
transient (not permanent)59.242327.750
machiavellian (not transparent)59.267330.761
modest (not flamboyant)59.185030.867
vanilla (not kinky)59.171228.853
orange (not purple)59.060432.464
rich (not poor)59.094027.257
submissive (not dominant)58.848327.358
💀 (not 🎃)58.877232.250
bold (not shy)58.6151527.156
aloof (not obsessed)58.520927.966
ADHD (not OCD)58.554828.2101
rustic (not cultured)58.546929.364
reclusive (not social)58.465227.271
meek (not bossy)58.343128.486
ludicrous (not sensible)58.357826.6102
fighter (not lover)58.178126.896
💃 (not 🧕)58.0107331.359
thick (not thin)57.954527.897
scholarly (not crafty)57.957127.353
uninspiring (not charismatic)57.822331.246
psychopath (not empath)57.755924.5113
quiet (not loud)57.574326.655
dramatic (not no-nonsense)57.584629.171
average (not deviant)57.449929.888
domestic (not industrial)57.165426.843
concrete (not abstract)57.196727.852
🤔 (not 🤫)57.095133.772
introvert (not extrovert)56.564128.542
modern (not historical)56.495127.946
emotional (not logical)56.392529.469
realistic (not ambitious)56.355026.787
scientific (not artistic)56.288026.897
old (not young)56.164420.887
moderate (not extreme)56.155330.160
French (not Russian)55.9105524.454
never cries (not often crying)55.999330.056
linear (not circular)55.875032.453
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.788928.354
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.643431.355
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.569428.855
tight (not loose)55.5119330.760
indie (not pop)55.4117328.870
repulsive (not attractive)55.337430.463
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)55.381427.750
efficient (not overprepared)55.3137825.343
demanding (not unchallenging)55.3145633.093
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.3105528.643
complicated (not simple)55.2127032.060
statist (not anarchist)55.288128.958
gatherer (not hunter)55.276930.853
long-winded (not concise)55.270227.450
vulnerable (not armoured)55.157328.766
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.137123.239
naive (not paranoid)55.150731.965
edgy (not politically correct)54.8101026.754
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)54.885032.756
vengeful (not forgiving)54.786928.663
unambitious (not driven)54.712834.056
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.6103533.176
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.539330.274
🤣 (not 😊)54.562725.357
melee (not ranged)54.553727.371
straightforward (not cryptic)54.4136131.460
technophile (not luddite)54.475924.051
doer (not thinker)54.4123031.997
unemotional (not emotional)54.342429.155
apathetic (not curious)54.233731.263
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.176729.148
sugarcoated (not frank)54.032729.243
normal (not weird)53.966229.275
ugly (not beautiful)53.931830.359
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.9118129.8100
thrifty (not extravagant)53.993428.078
opinionated (not jealous)53.7151028.851
common sense (not analysis)53.765726.744
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.685732.454
methodical (not astonishing)53.5111925.364
random (not pointed)53.542229.983
opinionated (not neutral)53.5171731.1102
nihilist (not existentialist)53.449529.080
exaggerating (not factual)53.492130.8101
lavish (not frugal)53.378127.362
human (not animalistic)53.2141529.781
unpatriotic (not patriotic)53.241029.448
nonpolitical (not political)53.171829.062
democratic (not authoritarian)53.1104629.574
barbaric (not civilized)53.056227.160
obedient (not rebellious)53.068328.074
egalitarian (not racist)52.9163927.452
formal (not intimate)52.988526.493
pacifist (not ferocious)52.871226.459
playful (not shy)52.8137927.963
insider (not outsider)52.879432.678
dorky (not cool)52.880325.758
bookish (not sporty)52.7118725.662
realist (not idealist)52.797529.557
goof-off (not studious)52.761628.557
charming (not awkward)52.6123127.059
crazy (not sane)52.494924.869
irrelevant (not important)52.325131.968
folksy (not presidential)52.385528.143
gamer (not non-gamer)52.267033.394
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.160628.249
antagonist (not protagonist)52.147834.442
Pepsi (not Coke)52.075035.7100
resigned (not resistant)51.629229.268
🥾 (not 👟)51.695632.263
tailor (not blacksmith)51.5123128.858
high IQ (not low IQ)51.4164124.358
hard (not soft)51.4107328.294
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)51.4124930.042
persistent (not quitter)51.2190131.360
🤠 (not 🤑)51.2122931.057
rational (not whimsical)51.1119227.655
natural-talent (not hard-work)51.163926.796
🧐 (not 😎)51.089331.760
flower child (not goth)50.1127525.050
sheriff (not outlaw)50.898627.543
theoretical (not empirical)50.772426.468
reasonable (not deranged)50.7116926.458
pack rat (not minimalist)50.384828.741
cynical (not gullible)50.7129331.454
always down (not picky)50.775330.053
hurried (not leisurely)50.6123031.672
contrarian (not yes-man)50.4131131.243

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 (0.717)
  2. Brad Bellick (0.683)
  3. George Costanza (0.679)
  4. Arturo Roman (0.666)
  5. Topper (0.655)
  6. Cornelius Fudge (0.653)
  7. Cypher (0.65)
  8. Dennis Nedry (0.65)
  9. Theon Greyjoy (0.649)
  10. Joel Maisel (0.643)
  1. Alice Cullen (-0.665)
  2. Guinan (-0.652)
  3. The Oracle (-0.626)
  4. Iroh (-0.626)
  5. Sam Obisanya (-0.613)
  6. Remy (-0.599)
  7. Waverly Earp (-0.598)
  8. Penelope Garcia (-0.596)
  9. Elizabeth Burke (-0.594)
  10. Dale Cooper (-0.593)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Nick Dunne to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Nick Dunne is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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