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Nala Personality Statistics

Nala is a character from The Lion King. 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
beautiful (not ugly)93.15510.21093
loyal (not traitorous)92.110510.81271
healthy (not sickly)90.03412.51418
heroic (not villainous)89.311012.31375
valedictorian (not drop out)89.310914.9459
attractive (not repulsive)89.19612.91377
competent (not incompetent)89.115413.51345
persistent (not quitter)88.630814.2501
🌟 (not 💩)88.58714.9483
treasure (not trash)88.010514.7548
diligent (not lazy)87.731411.91249
kind (not cruel)87.316913.21388
coordinated (not clumsy)87.114714.41351
soulful (not soulless)86.715113.91114
fresh (not stinky)86.77114.0759
charming (not awkward)86.67813.71361
perceptive (not unobservant)86.622513.3120
high IQ (not low IQ)86.227012.01588
nurturing (not poisonous)85.99615.2641
confident (not insecure)85.612715.61388
active (not slothful)85.321815.71327
reasonable (not deranged)85.15914.7480
feminist (not sexist)84.918218.6647
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.819515.3130
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.726715.21241
resourceful (not helpless)84.229218.01051
civilized (not barbaric)84.017915.61327
egalitarian (not racist)84.029017.6427
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.011017.0137
manicured (not scruffy)83.828418.01662
prestigious (not disreputable)83.89515.51407
eloquent (not unpolished)83.715516.31434
legit (not scrub)83.713417.7697
driven (not unambitious)83.346918.11428
feminine (not masculine)83.116417.21298
neurotypical (not autistic)82.95216.81135
go-getter (not slugabed)82.727317.6441
sensible (not ludicrous)82.67816.81344
mighty (not puny)81.921417.01365
stylish (not slovenly)81.718416.11269
pro (not noob)81.731018.6469
musical (not off-key)81.75419.5124
sturdy (not flimsy)81.621419.0115
💝 (not 💔)81.66919.5708
angelic (not demonic)81.511717.01185
sane (not crazy)81.54218.9503
self-improving (not self-destructive)81.54015.9121
wise (not foolish)81.312015.31337
loveable (not punchable)81.315318.5119
neat (not messy)81.221116.81086
disarming (not creepy)81.110914.3640
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.829818.41515
romantic (not dispassionate)80.421616.8116
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.411720.11121
😊 (not 🤣)80.28519.8526
bold (not shy)80.156918.51306
😏 (not 😬)80.18820.0495
down2earth (not head@clouds)80.011621.01328
cool (not dorky)80.014519.7418
straight (not queer)79.737925.0657
altruistic (not selfish)79.515617.51387
independent (not codependent)79.323923.71648
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.322322.11385
mature (not juvenile)79.219720.11086
fast (not slow)79.221119.11219
direct (not roundabout)79.124921.41284
alert (not oblivious)79.126621.3472
family-first (not work-first)79.018122.21726
assertive (not passive)78.838519.71398
🧗 (not 🛌)78.822722.4828
vibrant (not geriatric)78.625120.2110
refined (not rugged)78.519820.21293
bright (not depressed)78.59417.41309
🥰 (not 🙃)78.56824.4744
tasteful (not lewd)78.416920.41274
normal (not weird)78.42818.71256
playful (not shy)77.934117.31284
🤺 (not 🏌)77.930123.7423
genius (not dunce)77.828015.01387
gendered (not androgynous)77.856524.5603
🐩 (not 🐒)77.617522.2457
important (not irrelevant)77.551522.5864
believable (not poorly-written)77.534618.9115
orderly (not chaotic)77.322020.41214
workaholic (not slacker)77.252917.81024
tactful (not indiscreet)77.214820.7462
pure (not debased)77.117719.11258
decisive (not hesitant)76.437721.31317
warm (not cold)76.323520.61343
equitable (not hypocritical)76.014120.41139
patriotic (not unpatriotic)76.025123.2482
straightforward (not cryptic)75.920123.01313
involved (not remote)75.825921.31285
smooth (not rough)75.611821.71351
respectful (not rude)75.529420.41220
😀 (not 😭)75.311420.6484
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.120519.61157
precise (not vague)75.030320.31022
devout (not heathen)74.814222.21192
deep (not shallow)74.823421.7582
reliable (not experimental)74.722424.5116
rational (not whimsical)74.727521.61450
resolute (not wavering)74.629524.0475
enlightened (not lost)74.513122.6115
consistent (not variable)74.321623.6136
honorable (not cunning)74.325424.81461
🐘 (not 🐀)74.012324.2742
hunter (not gatherer)74.031328.4142
interesting (not tiresome)73.937621.51318
rich (not poor)73.838120.31199
sunny (not gloomy)73.721220.8129
young (not old)73.443020.51317
studious (not goof-off)73.351222.7499
bossy (not meek)73.153019.01279
sweet (not bitter)73.123921.01341
proper (not scandalous)73.123823.31368
joyful (not miserable)73.016021.2488
📈 (not 📉)72.918627.1422
efficient (not overprepared)72.923625.4121
brave (not careful)72.834224.91361
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.718622.6118
wholesome (not salacious)72.531526.0402
curious (not apathetic)72.434223.31248
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.246522.41274
practical (not imaginative)72.135023.71327
confidential (not gossiping)72.146723.11598
😇 (not 😈)72.128324.8508
dominant (not submissive)72.052923.41338
forgiving (not vengeful)72.024623.91264
insider (not outsider)71.89925.51076
alpha (not beta)71.647227.31333
French (not Russian)71.321128.095
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.239423.81227
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.224528.4474
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.125523.31318
permanent (not transient)71.119624.9612
introspective (not not introspective)70.929825.1673
political (not nonpolitical)70.829425.51214
calm (not anxious)70.815222.41265
no-nonsense (not dramatic)70.621125.2685
fixable (not unfixable)70.124823.7122
emancipated (not enslaved)70.041425.51236
real (not philosophical)69.933324.91028
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)69.832227.5471
complimentary (not insulting)69.631924.11125
extraordinary (not mundane)69.650824.31311
warm (not quarrelsome)69.524723.01335
suspicious (not awkward)69.446718.71163
minimalist (not pack rat)69.321023.6454
resistant (not resigned)69.350426.61289
glad (not mad)69.220421.1458
social (not reclusive)69.135524.8838
good-humored (not angry)69.037321.71336
official (not backdoor)68.821525.01414
armoured (not vulnerable)68.746022.21340
stable (not moody)68.612224.31246
compersive (not jealous)68.622522.71093
works hard (not plays hard)68.555623.41287
orange (not purple)68.416630.01174
liberal (not conservative)68.140328.1479
cannibal (not vegan)68.130729.0110
🧠 (not 💪)67.659126.5595
sober (not indulgent)67.523925.81223
melee (not ranged)67.512731.3100
giggling (not chortling)67.414726.1133
moist (not dry)67.420326.896
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.350628.4141
spicy (not mild)67.251024.61355
existentialist (not nihilist)67.227623.6755
pronatalist (not child free)67.116626.71116
fortunate (not unlucky)67.120922.61269
😜 (not 🤐)67.131825.0407
👟 (not 🥾)67.129230.5457
presidential (not folksy)67.138425.299
sheriff (not outlaw)67.034325.61374
metrosexual (not macho)67.041022.1105
master (not apprentice)66.958925.7682
English (not German)66.972929.1101
happy (not sad)66.321821.51309
extrovert (not introvert)66.047625.11341
🐮 (not 🐷)66.019924.2627
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.047718.9124
democratic (not authoritarian)65.838128.91142
open-minded (not close-minded)65.743523.81594
demure (not vain)65.628522.61202
street-smart (not sheltered)65.656327.31364
sporty (not bookish)65.230327.51281
😎 (not 🧐)65.241031.3483
flourishing (not traumatized)65.215325.3134
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.138427.01157
👽 (not 🤡)65.034622.9369
theist (not atheist)64.622325.3833
sage (not whippersnapper)64.427226.497
💃 (not 🧕)64.455028.6785
modest (not flamboyant)64.346226.11317
cautious (not impulsive)64.340526.51309
jock (not nerd)64.334124.01284
modern (not historical)64.144526.1982
realist (not idealist)64.036029.21127
cheery (not sorrowful)63.730422.71279
concrete (not abstract)63.643529.0428
communal (not individualist)63.518530.91121
privileged (not oppressed)63.466125.9117
intellectual (not physical)63.363325.41213
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.343526.41525
rebellious (not obedient)63.259827.61321
tailor (not blacksmith)63.158329.8106
deliberate (not spontaneous)63.063928.61234
exuberant (not subdued)63.051030.0111
tall (not short)62.950921.51204
bold (not serious)62.946227.31368
🦄 (not 🐴)62.832231.7435
Greek (not Roman)62.711930.3102
domestic (not industrial)62.630927.3935
frenzied (not sleepy)62.584720.4109
funny (not humorless)62.352822.81272
focused on the future (not focused on the present)62.125628.21331
moderate (not extreme)62.124424.91305
guarded (not open)61.877425.71305
literal (not metaphorical)61.753926.31227
morning lark (not night owl)61.527628.8938
classical (not avant-garde)61.549127.8887
expressive (not stoic)61.455927.41280
reasoned (not instinctual)61.330929.21297
ferocious (not pacifist)61.262528.11324
biased (not impartial)61.073326.81241
empirical (not theoretical)60.840627.41083
patient (not impatient)60.829628.8618
👻 (not 🤖)60.841327.6398
literary (not mathematical)60.755127.71142
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.732326.5112
humble (not arrogant)60.537926.11227
intimate (not formal)60.442426.9763
🦒 (not 🐐)60.411829.3617
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)60.244729.01095
genuine (not sarcastic)60.150327.81342
chill (not offended)60.130225.1122
regular (not zany)59.928328.1400
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.675528.8497
logical (not emotional)59.440125.71321
traditional (not unorthodox)59.441729.21057
🥳 (not 🥴)59.431628.6458
socialist (not libertarian)59.212630.01154
🎩 (not 🧢)59.257632.3415
worldly (not innocent)59.178526.71316
accepting (not judgemental)59.044628.01100
hoarder (not unprepared)58.961119.91180
feisty (not gracious)58.878828.21496
tight (not loose)58.873825.2129
thick (not thin)58.735924.51053
preppy (not punk rock)58.664329.0127
statist (not anarchist)58.550128.5644
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.449628.01091
strict (not lenient)58.160523.71322
mainstream (not arcane)58.133326.71111
lustful (not chaste)58.059025.11269
politically correct (not edgy)57.939028.11227
competitive (not cooperative)57.772530.91348
🐿 (not 🦇)57.659131.2381
luddite (not technophile)57.549227.3886
🤠 (not 🤑)57.266131.1433
objective (not subjective)57.136629.1939
pretentious (not unassuming)56.763626.8475
methodical (not astonishing)56.368728.31175
multicolored (not monochrome)55.951431.4966
🤔 (not 🤫)55.867531.6452
private (not gregarious)55.771227.31227
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.748229.7646
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.463726.1615
kinky (not vanilla)55.357028.51156
utilitarian (not decorative)55.376828.3914
intense (not lighthearted)55.383130.1131
reserved (not chatty)55.155526.81290
charming (not trusting)55.162630.51278
linear (not circular)55.051930.798
well behaved (not mischievous)54.947029.21296
varied (not repetitive)54.833026.7634
low-tech (not high-tech)54.759929.8991
slow-talking (not fast-talking)54.735626.0128
relaxed (not tense)54.622826.41237
basic (not hipster)54.675626.21103
flexible (not rigid)54.645225.11185
explorer (not builder)54.458431.51568
factual (not poetic)54.467929.0126
trusting (not suspicious)54.347228.91276
artistic (not scientific)54.157027.01096
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.055631.2507
scheduled (not spontaneous)53.871430.81278
quiet (not loud)53.654426.11353
mysterious (not unambiguous)53.550828.71614
secretive (not open-book)53.479627.5109
complicated (not simple)53.285028.01336
scholarly (not crafty)52.948228.51553
specialist (not generalist)52.680228.8824
freelance (not corporate)52.670031.4104
urban (not rural)52.490031.1780
animalistic (not human)52.334033.11313
average (not deviant)52.344827.31074
soft (not hard)52.254125.61298
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.287326.81040
wild (not tame)52.276927.21515
spiritual (not skeptical)52.031829.01173
frugal (not lavish)51.969626.11128
monastic (not hedonist)51.948427.2313
playful (not serious)51.749823.21338
leisurely (not hurried)51.651826.11560
aloof (not obsessed)51.529923.51095
soft (not hard)51.455125.71147
western (not eastern)51.398131.9599
trolling (not triggered)51.140626.696
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.061128.9908
captain (not first-mate)51.063433.91650
Swedish (not Italian)50.859733.5106
conventional (not creative)50.458828.71270
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)50.536933.6427

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Beth Pearson (0.916)
  2. Tami Taylor (0.89)
  3. Peggy Carter (0.866)
  4. Princess Leia (0.866)
  5. Olivia Benson (0.851)
  1. Dennis Nedry (-0.704)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.648)
  3. George Costanza (-0.642)
  4. Theon Greyjoy (-0.629)
  5. A.J. Soprano (-0.628)

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. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.48)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.47)
  3. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.44)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.41)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.31)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.31)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.27)
  8. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.25)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.23)
  10. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.23)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.17)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.15)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.12)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.12)
  15. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.1)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.09)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.07)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.05)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.02)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.02)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.08)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.08)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.2)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.21)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.39)


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