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Nick Fury Personality Statistics

Nick Fury is a character from Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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
secretive (not open-book)94.31311.276
badass (not weakass)93.08615.754
masculine (not feminine)92.96510.7665
dominant (not submissive)92.76710.6710
bold (not shy)91.616413.1665
perceptive (not unobservant)91.58712.971
guarded (not open)91.33612.6672
driven (not unambitious)91.312712.7565
diligent (not lazy)91.219212.0655
confident (not insecure)91.24212.5658
bossy (not meek)91.09611.3600
workaholic (not slacker)90.812213.1426
pro (not noob)90.710715.7187
master (not apprentice)90.68914.2359
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.413413.8626
coordinated (not clumsy)90.48813.6655
captain (not first-mate)90.47117.7641
confidential (not gossiping)90.34715.6651
assertive (not passive)90.27115.9611
resourceful (not helpless)90.212914.2459
persistent (not quitter)90.127414.6162
alpha (not beta)90.010116.4588
high IQ (not low IQ)89.321411.7537
sturdy (not flimsy)89.16216.560
motivated (not unmotivated)89.028014.747
demanding (not unchallenging)88.913517.597
decisive (not hesitant)88.86214.6678
competent (not incompetent)88.719715.7556
alert (not oblivious)88.76715.9196
worldly (not innocent)88.26913.6625
private (not gregarious)87.84016.6677
hard (not soft)87.77615.7688
never cries (not often crying)87.67221.433
distant (not touchy-feely)87.54616.326
serious (not playful)87.49216.7661
street-smart (not sheltered)87.114218.8563
thick-skinned (not sensitive)86.91617.7514
armoured (not vulnerable)86.86017.8591
skeptical (not spiritual)86.77117.0594
opinionated (not jealous)86.73513.438
suspicious (not awkward)86.35815.9646
tense (not relaxed)85.918117.4645
intense (not lighthearted)85.718018.184
logical (not emotional)85.44216.5727
work-first (not family-first)85.313019.9668
hard (not soft)85.111217.4431
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.17521.5586
studious (not goof-off)85.021417.7158
wise (not foolish)84.79414.8691
overachiever (not underachiever)84.627421.776
pointed (not random)84.618816.971
fighter (not lover)84.66317.071
rational (not whimsical)84.58119.5616
queen (not princess)84.516022.228
strict (not lenient)84.213018.1659
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.214320.3608
egalitarian (not racist)83.738017.1170
factual (not poetic)83.56620.159
legit (not scrub)83.416618.8258
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.17821.9604
go-getter (not slugabed)83.029517.1154
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.88722.2633
active (not slothful)82.736319.3586
unemotional (not emotional)82.73220.028
genius (not dunce)82.620715.4732
tight (not loose)82.614215.674
ferocious (not pacifist)82.521918.6629
mighty (not puny)82.523418.3609
mature (not juvenile)82.416219.7401
high-tech (not low-tech)82.413221.1686
important (not irrelevant)82.242121.0304
frank (not sugarcoated)82.224727.135
emancipated (not enslaved)81.811419.9602
suspicious (not trusting)81.721423.3664
scientific (not artistic)81.717018.6651
realistic (not fantastical)81.711523.273
works hard (not plays hard)81.425723.8626
devoted (not unfaithful)81.453416.230
goth (not flower child)81.47920.429
utilitarian (not decorative)81.37319.2355
on-time (not tardy)81.334724.982
cynical (not gullible)81.221224.127
jaded (not innocent)81.126211.931
independent (not codependent)80.925625.5662
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.815721.1452
gendered (not androgynous)80.845224.9266
complicated (not simple)80.725523.0569
🏀 (not 🎨)80.614920.060
cool (not dorky)80.516322.3165
businesslike (not chivalrous)80.515120.577
gloomy (not sunny)80.415918.861
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.438518.565
direct (not roundabout)80.325726.7644
reserved (not chatty)80.214421.5669
punk rock (not preppy)80.217326.659
straight (not queer)79.843025.1290
loyal (not traitorous)79.762221.3662
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.612224.378
stoic (not expressive)79.57524.7623
dispassionate (not romantic)79.44019.852
paranoid (not naive)79.310420.437
stubborn (not accommodating)79.144625.260
cold (not warm)79.018018.4558
enlightened (not lost)79.07118.050
presidential (not folksy)79.016522.459
bitter (not sweet)78.919318.0640
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.927319.150
hoarder (not unprepared)78.87016.5495
treasure (not trash)78.752920.4215
quarrelsome (not warm)78.727219.2659
resolute (not wavering)78.721825.8167
OCD (not ADHD)78.719721.761
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.636225.159
practical (not imaginative)78.522923.4644
winter (not summer)78.516422.435
high standards (not desperate)78.424023.5100
still (not twitchy)78.06625.580
methodical (not astonishing)77.914923.8594
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.940522.3165
believable (not poorly-written)77.839116.169
fire (not water)77.734128.175
feisty (not gracious)77.536821.1544
prudish (not flirtatious)77.58317.326
reclusive (not social)77.414022.4314
spicy (not mild)77.434721.3670
haunted (not blissful)77.432720.691
rich (not poor)77.339217.4618
old (not young)77.120414.1646
🦇 (not 🐿)77.013822.7154
💀 (not 🎃)77.018724.084
opinionated (not neutral)77.070326.284
tactful (not indiscreet)76.918826.3163
vintage (not trendy)76.837924.265
machiavellian (not transparent)76.718423.937
heroic (not villainous)76.755618.9628
prideful (not envious)76.428022.283
real (not philosophical)76.318124.6455
extreme (not moderate)76.243821.4545
night owl (not morning lark)76.132324.1417
pensive (not serene)76.119623.564
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.038027.0672
neat (not messy)75.941723.4448
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.852722.7495
🧗 (not 🛌)75.735427.1292
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.733319.168
resistant (not resigned)75.531025.5646
industrial (not domestic)75.410623.0360
English (not German)75.447329.451
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.425722.8397
formal (not intimate)75.419328.1294
blacksmith (not tailor)75.315723.055
🤐 (not 😜)75.119324.2178
realist (not idealist)75.018426.5429
deep (not shallow)75.028722.7217
cautious (not impulsive)74.921124.6635
authoritarian (not democratic)74.924123.5603
prestigious (not disreputable)74.733924.2499
builder (not explorer)74.511525.5632
earth (not air)74.522826.880
rigid (not flexible)74.425524.2621
macho (not metrosexual)74.415325.156
urban (not rural)74.342125.3234
contrarian (not yes-man)74.225626.832
sorrowful (not cheery)74.129518.8613
neurotypical (not autistic)74.046624.0571
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.037223.9158
cocky (not timid)74.058921.853
mad (not glad)73.931821.1172
👽 (not 🤡)73.915722.7172
fast (not slow)73.847422.3664
vengeful (not forgiving)73.836221.2625
sober (not indulgent)73.713727.5642
interesting (not tiresome)73.448925.1673
🤺 (not 🏌)73.451130.1176
concrete (not abstract)73.323227.8180
extraordinary (not mundane)73.149524.3615
🐮 (not 🐷)72.85623.4205
clean (not perverted)72.851123.371
no-nonsense (not dramatic)72.820831.2283
atheist (not theist)72.532726.9371
hunter (not gatherer)72.540733.856
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.424024.0635
🧠 (not 💪)72.459523.9189
judgemental (not accepting)72.334924.2463
🌟 (not 💩)72.168027.4178
compersive (not jealous)72.019022.4526
tall (not short)71.837319.7623
miserable (not joyful)71.837620.7177
chortling (not giggling)71.833827.244
dry (not moist)71.818222.747
efficient (not overprepared)71.730930.780
technophile (not luddite)71.521125.6592
🥾 (not 👟)71.326330.6183
objective (not subjective)71.27926.8369
factual (not exaggerating)71.130527.468
edgy (not politically correct)71.140724.4600
focused on the future (not focused on the present)70.914425.6640
purple (not orange)70.817227.2512
child free (not pronatalist)70.838530.1550
sage (not whippersnapper)70.614626.748
chic (not cheesy)70.524324.131
healthy (not sickly)70.066023.2658
🐐 (not 🦒)70.023428.7251
feminist (not sexist)69.966323.0228
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.832426.930
chaste (not lustful)69.618024.0527
thick (not thin)69.625321.3447
arrogant (not humble)69.551022.9586
rebellious (not obedient)69.560627.8584
🐘 (not 🐀)69.424230.0270
cultured (not rustic)69.444329.524
orderly (not chaotic)69.246727.7581
literal (not metaphorical)69.036029.1665
monochrome (not multicolored)68.929831.1332
human (not animalistic)68.872426.4559
🙃 (not 🥰)68.829129.3278
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)68.831626.324
calm (not anxious)68.721327.7629
sarcastic (not genuine)68.739626.9670
Russian (not French)68.715925.734
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.535122.654
arcane (not mainstream)68.436226.8587
consistent (not variable)68.442230.053
stylish (not slovenly)68.357427.3592
serious (not bold)68.324829.2608
intellectual (not physical)68.264724.1613
political (not nonpolitical)68.143530.8577
mathematical (not literary)68.021127.4547
deviant (not average)68.052925.3426
wooden (not plastic)68.055527.359
fresh (not stinky)67.870827.3269
cannibal (not vegan)67.838623.952
🥶 (not 🥵)67.820930.569
permanent (not transient)67.732829.3261
rough (not smooth)67.535329.2659
asexual (not sexual)67.520730.287
offended (not chill)67.347627.253
realistic (not ambitious)67.118132.268
valedictorian (not drop out)67.073729.6145
fearmongering (not reassuring)66.933929.027
frenzied (not sleepy)66.886823.145
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)66.537225.367
insulting (not complimentary)66.438625.2401
Roman (not Greek)66.319228.946
sensible (not ludicrous)66.255428.9604
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.254532.760
introspective (not not introspective)66.155428.8255
sad (not happy)65.856918.6627
rugged (not refined)65.640728.3657
empirical (not theoretical)65.427330.0587
unorthodox (not traditional)65.353330.0417
hurried (not leisurely)65.143926.8611
sheriff (not outlaw)65.047830.1690
📈 (not 📉)65.056732.5170
obsessed (not aloof)64.958629.4598
charming (not awkward)64.966326.6677
angry (not good-humored)64.936625.1596
monotone (not expressive)64.824033.539
kinky (not vanilla)64.745927.2571
🤫 (not 🤔)64.713634.3172
cat person (not dog person)64.739237.850
western (not eastern)64.452232.2218
dramatic (not comedic)64.277627.669
reasonable (not deranged)64.061825.3188
altruistic (not selfish)63.859224.6663
linear (not circular)63.828330.256
pretentious (not unassuming)63.757826.8151
non-gamer (not gamer)63.764032.256
crafty (not scholarly)63.563330.5592
specialist (not generalist)63.554531.6396
wild (not tame)63.370527.2558
impatient (not patient)63.370932.2324
🐴 (not 🦄)63.354535.1146
playful (not shy)63.085223.2541
picky (not always down)63.053730.235
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.764626.5506
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)62.734933.4167
analysis (not common sense)62.754528.733
precise (not vague)62.377631.5450
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.340030.6300
extravagant (not thrifty)62.250929.463
epic (not deep)62.042431.659
bad boy (not white knight)61.944319.933
freak (not normie)61.760126.373
competitive (not cooperative)61.479031.8612
minimalist (not pack rat)61.448129.7147
psychopath (not empath)61.439724.969
mischievous (not well behaved)61.372628.0645
civilized (not barbaric)61.386825.4633
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)61.328731.9164
tasteful (not lewd)61.277026.8612
eloquent (not unpolished)61.177829.7485
insider (not outsider)61.136933.3440
🤖 (not 👻)61.142430.3146
money-focused (not love-focused)61.139625.929
jock (not nerd)61.048127.4611
stingy (not generous)60.841928.872
reasoned (not instinctual)60.638731.4619
libertarian (not socialist)60.545329.5523
indie (not pop)60.473631.332
radical (not centrist)60.253726.726
🥴 (not 🥳)60.058527.1186
triggered (not trolling)60.079830.845
zany (not regular)59.968128.1157
ranged (not melee)59.850531.251
unfixable (not fixable)59.737228.361
corporate (not freelance)59.648133.568
off-key (not musical)59.558928.456
😈 (not 😇)59.259325.8183
traumatized (not flourishing)59.281730.554
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.246731.456
biased (not impartial)59.194429.7664
🧕 (not 💃)59.128130.5234
debased (not pure)59.057126.0570
weird (not normal)58.976127.4647
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)58.852228.653
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.799230.0598
cryptic (not straightforward)58.623435.4602
protagonist (not antagonist)58.699628.427
concise (not long-winded)58.651533.925
demonic (not angelic)58.451020.7599
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.460430.0194
rock (not rap)58.4124033.643
frugal (not lavish)58.367328.6541
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.150829.857
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.062431.6516
quirky (not predictable)57.959330.431
🐩 (not 🐒)57.764230.6142
Italian (not Swedish)57.765229.451
reliable (not experimental)57.771233.571
attractive (not repulsive)57.6106425.0596
depressed (not bright)57.354226.2528
entitled (not grateful)57.366328.261
doer (not thinker)57.388131.768
equitable (not hypocritical)57.166528.6425
interested (not bored)57.1102530.362
scruffy (not manicured)56.949031.4607
😎 (not 🧐)56.968536.0183
🎩 (not 🧢)56.972035.6173
charming (not trusting)56.869228.9632
modern (not historical)56.676130.0431
cunning (not honorable)56.553532.3703
soulful (not soulless)56.5110227.4387
subdued (not exuberant)56.445032.554
attentive (not interrupting)56.366832.851
fortunate (not unlucky)56.257226.3554
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.268029.9456
🤠 (not 🤑)56.283732.7181
modest (not flamboyant)56.075131.4645
monastic (not hedonist)56.043225.7103
two-faced (not one-faced)55.945433.586
chosen one (not everyman)55.974631.135
rude (not respectful)55.851525.7634
devout (not heathen)55.771930.6598
liberal (not conservative)55.588429.2179
introvert (not extrovert)55.153231.9656
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.173230.2519
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.140325.270
beautiful (not ugly)55.0120326.2423
💔 (not 💝)54.962031.5245
salacious (not wholesome)54.859330.7171
brave (not careful)54.694131.6623
proper (not scandalous)54.669630.1561
giving (not receiving)54.290029.033
proactive (not reactive)54.253036.534
humorless (not funny)54.154029.2699
profound (not ironic)53.962329.468
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.846333.8370
punchable (not loveable)53.851426.557
cruel (not kind)53.539921.3623
penny-pincher (not overspender)53.184130.1249
😭 (not 😀)53.070527.4164
🤣 (not 😊)53.055827.3158
crazy (not sane)52.877528.6183
oppressed (not privileged)52.748326.871
loud (not quiet)52.682632.5643
involved (not remote)52.3122233.5631
genocidal (not not genocidal)52.342826.433
moody (not stable)52.2104531.2595
basic (not hipster)52.099929.9571
close-minded (not open-minded)52.057628.5594
disarming (not creepy)51.9113228.6272
Coke (not Pepsi)51.981536.376
classical (not avant-garde)51.889530.5337
geriatric (not vibrant)51.840027.944
curious (not apathetic)51.7119031.5594
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)51.793030.9531
conventional (not creative)51.671432.9665
vain (not demure)51.580426.0584
official (not backdoor)51.568734.6609
sporty (not bookish)51.459827.9564
😬 (not 😏)51.165932.5174
poisonous (not nurturing)51.061625.6264
varied (not repetitive)50.257129.7308
communal (not individualist)50.260733.7392
washed (not muddy)50.2101127.419
oxymoron (not tautology)50.7107031.622
existentialist (not nihilist)50.6108130.8327
statist (not anarchist)50.586130.3242
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.582033.5176

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Melinda May (0.882)
  2. Colonel Graff (0.84)
  3. Cristina Yang (0.84)
  4. Cobra Bubbles (0.838)
  5. Carolyn Martens (0.835)
  6. Gamora (0.83)
  7. Thomas Shelby (0.825)
  8. Aeryn Sun (0.821)
  9. Annalise Keating (0.82)
  10. Michael Corleone (0.82)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.658)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.652)
  3. Denny (-0.65)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.632)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.593)
  6. Ling (-0.581)
  7. Buster Bluth (-0.571)
  8. Tobias Funke (-0.559)
  9. Midge Pinciotti (-0.554)
  10. Bob Pinciotti (-0.553)

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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