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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)96.265.657
masculine (not feminine)92.95610.7640
dominant (not submissive)92.75910.6704
perceptive (not unobservant)92.26612.764
badass (not weakass)91.911216.450
bold (not shy)91.415713.4668
confident (not insecure)91.33012.4656
driven (not unambitious)91.314112.7580
diligent (not lazy)91.017412.4653
guarded (not open)91.04413.1680
bossy (not meek)90.98911.4600
master (not apprentice)90.68014.0362
pro (not noob)90.611015.8182
assertive (not passive)90.56014.8610
persistent (not quitter)90.522314.4155
coordinated (not clumsy)90.38313.7659
confidential (not gossiping)90.34515.4641
captain (not first-mate)90.36918.1649
workaholic (not slacker)90.313013.3432
resourceful (not helpless)90.311013.4458
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.212414.1613
alpha (not beta)90.09616.1578
high IQ (not low IQ)89.318611.3528
sturdy (not flimsy)89.15714.655
decisive (not hesitant)89.06014.4680
demanding (not unchallenging)88.913117.184
competent (not incompetent)88.617316.0558
alert (not oblivious)88.65816.1185
worldly (not innocent)88.35813.7626
private (not gregarious)87.83216.5675
hard (not soft)87.67816.0687
street-smart (not sheltered)87.511718.4565
thick-skinned (not sensitive)87.11417.3527
serious (not playful)87.110317.0650
overachiever (not underachiever)87.016019.571
armoured (not vulnerable)86.75417.8578
skeptical (not spiritual)86.56217.1600
suspicious (not awkward)86.35515.8648
studious (not goof-off)85.718216.7142
tense (not relaxed)85.417018.1653
hard (not soft)85.49417.0423
work-first (not family-first)85.311719.9677
logical (not emotional)85.14317.0728
fighter (not lover)85.15217.863
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.97922.1591
wise (not foolish)84.77614.9684
factual (not poetic)84.73717.650
intense (not lighthearted)84.619619.076
rational (not whimsical)84.57819.4623
strict (not lenient)84.411317.7649
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.214220.0615
tight (not loose)84.012216.158
egalitarian (not racist)83.931317.0168
pointed (not random)83.722118.860
legit (not scrub)83.515018.6248
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.07221.9611
go-getter (not slugabed)82.927717.2149
genius (not dunce)82.719015.5732
active (not slothful)82.732919.5579
mature (not juvenile)82.614419.1384
ferocious (not pacifist)82.420718.8631
mighty (not puny)82.421118.5615
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.38322.9643
high-tech (not low-tech)82.311621.1697
important (not irrelevant)82.237121.0303
emancipated (not enslaved)81.910919.9607
scientific (not artistic)81.814718.2641
suspicious (not trusting)81.718923.3667
works hard (not plays hard)81.722523.5639
English (not German)81.616027.540
utilitarian (not decorative)81.56919.3353
on-time (not tardy)81.530625.071
independent (not codependent)81.022425.2656
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.912920.9449
gendered (not androgynous)80.943325.4270
haunted (not blissful)80.819417.869
cool (not dorky)80.714122.6161
complicated (not simple)80.622323.1558
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.532418.553
stubborn (not accommodating)80.535823.650
gloomy (not sunny)80.313919.355
reserved (not chatty)80.213221.5675
enlightened (not lost)80.26215.543
high standards (not desperate)79.918622.981
straight (not queer)79.641425.5282
🏀 (not 🎨)79.614820.652
stoic (not expressive)79.57324.7625
loyal (not traitorous)79.554821.0672
direct (not roundabout)79.424827.2646
cold (not warm)79.315918.0551
businesslike (not chivalrous)79.315720.868
realistic (not fantastical)79.213725.461
quarrelsome (not warm)78.924419.2666
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.925417.539
OCD (not ADHD)78.817520.352
bitter (not sweet)78.718518.0651
punk rock (not preppy)78.617727.650
practical (not imaginative)78.619823.2656
hoarder (not unprepared)78.65816.9503
methodical (not astonishing)78.512923.3588
reclusive (not social)78.411421.1298
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.433525.550
macho (not metrosexual)78.48822.850
treasure (not trash)78.247520.4210
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.037022.4156
believable (not poorly-written)78.034316.259
hard-work (not natural-talent)78.014925.171
presidential (not folksy)77.917724.945
prideful (not envious)77.820421.271
pensive (not serene)77.715623.161
feisty (not gracious)77.634021.0540
💀 (not 🎃)77.616622.276
resolute (not wavering)77.522627.0167
spicy (not mild)77.332021.3663
old (not young)77.018513.9645
tactful (not indiscreet)77.016225.8155
heroic (not villainous)76.848318.7641
rich (not poor)76.836817.4626
dispassionate (not romantic)76.75421.538
extreme (not moderate)76.539321.3545
🦇 (not 🐿)76.513223.6151
opinionated (not neutral)76.365026.179
real (not philosophical)76.216224.9455
fire (not water)76.134229.366
resistant (not resigned)75.825925.3661
cautious (not impulsive)75.716323.9638
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.635027.1666
neat (not messy)75.637423.9447
deep (not shallow)75.623322.4212
🧗 (not 🛌)75.632726.9302
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.547222.7504
night owl (not morning lark)75.430324.8413
blacksmith (not tailor)75.414323.747
🤐 (not 😜)75.416024.2170
industrial (not domestic)75.210723.2354
formal (not intimate)75.217728.5284
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.123622.9396
authoritarian (not democratic)75.122523.6601
still (not twitchy)75.19628.468
realist (not idealist)75.014826.5425
hunter (not gatherer)74.931531.650
no-nonsense (not dramatic)74.815630.0280
vintage (not trendy)74.642325.659
prestigious (not disreputable)74.530524.5514
neurotypical (not autistic)74.240623.9587
rigid (not flexible)74.222724.2619
builder (not explorer)74.211025.5641
mad (not glad)74.127720.5171
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.133822.248
sober (not indulgent)74.111327.3661
urban (not rural)74.138825.2234
dry (not moist)73.913520.044
sorrowful (not cheery)73.826819.2613
vengeful (not forgiving)73.832021.3621
concrete (not abstract)73.819427.4169
fast (not slow)73.641322.3655
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.633224.4149
earth (not air)73.625128.171
👽 (not 🤡)73.515023.2158
🤺 (not 🏌)73.446429.8168
interesting (not tiresome)73.143525.1667
extraordinary (not mundane)72.844824.4612
atheist (not theist)72.728427.2365
🐮 (not 🐷)72.66123.5198
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.621123.6633
🧠 (not 💪)72.551524.4188
miserable (not joyful)72.431620.8178
efficient (not overprepared)72.327531.562
judgemental (not accepting)72.231423.9465
tall (not short)72.033119.6629
chortling (not giggling)72.029628.040
sage (not whippersnapper)72.013626.042
compersive (not jealous)71.917022.3535
clean (not perverted)71.848723.766
edgy (not politically correct)71.836424.2600
🥾 (not 👟)71.623230.8179
factual (not exaggerating)71.626628.762
technophile (not luddite)71.320025.7603
purple (not orange)71.114527.0513
objective (not subjective)71.06726.7363
focused on the future (not focused on the present)70.912825.6643
🐐 (not 🦒)70.918828.5247
child free (not pronatalist)70.636830.1551
🌟 (not 💩)70.662527.5165
healthy (not sickly)70.258623.2663
chaste (not lustful)69.916223.7535
feminist (not sexist)69.957422.9227
thick (not thin)69.721521.2451
arrogant (not humble)69.646322.6598
rebellious (not obedient)69.653327.7580
🐘 (not 🐀)69.323629.6258
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.330222.742
literal (not metaphorical)69.230629.0659
monochrome (not multicolored)69.126231.0337
human (not animalistic)69.062726.2569
orderly (not chaotic)68.941828.0577
calm (not anxious)68.819527.7648
frenzied (not sleepy)68.866623.141
valedictorian (not drop out)68.761928.3142
🙃 (not 🥰)68.626229.3271
fresh (not stinky)68.658526.8261
sarcastic (not genuine)68.534526.8666
arcane (not mainstream)68.433826.9592
political (not nonpolitical)68.337830.7579
stylish (not slovenly)68.252627.2593
intellectual (not physical)68.156723.9610
serious (not bold)68.122329.4609
Russian (not French)68.114226.829
deviant (not average)67.948925.5418
permanent (not transient)67.630329.4267
rough (not smooth)67.630429.2655
asexual (not sexual)67.519628.875
offended (not chill)67.243226.749
cannibal (not vegan)67.234721.842
mathematical (not literary)67.119927.7547
🥶 (not 🥵)66.821430.662
consistent (not variable)66.641730.749
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.451232.045
insulting (not complimentary)66.334825.0387
sensible (not ludicrous)66.248228.9609
realistic (not ambitious)65.916632.768
rugged (not refined)65.737028.1664
sad (not happy)65.650918.8636
📈 (not 📉)65.646232.1166
hurried (not leisurely)65.636426.6609
unorthodox (not traditional)65.647729.7415
wooden (not plastic)65.460828.453
introspective (not not introspective)65.450829.3251
empirical (not theoretical)65.325029.9602
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)65.337725.859
dramatic (not comedic)65.267726.851
angry (not good-humored)65.132525.0604
🤫 (not 🤔)65.111434.0163
charming (not awkward)65.059226.4687
obsessed (not aloof)65.050329.2602
sheriff (not outlaw)64.941230.1695
pretentious (not unassuming)64.848326.0148
western (not eastern)64.544132.3216
Roman (not Greek)64.522129.940
kinky (not vanilla)64.441827.1573
crafty (not scholarly)64.257030.2589
epic (not deep)63.932631.151
specialist (not generalist)63.848131.7385
wild (not tame)63.661827.0544
impatient (not patient)63.462932.1322
altruistic (not selfish)63.352524.5667
playful (not shy)62.975423.2544
reasonable (not deranged)62.955225.1178
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.931830.5292
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.557426.5526
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)62.530634.1163
ranged (not melee)62.435232.047
🐴 (not 🦄)62.249735.3141
linear (not circular)62.232231.946
non-gamer (not gamer)62.258832.852
precise (not vague)62.168631.5447
freak (not normie)62.052327.367
stingy (not generous)61.536029.164
tasteful (not lewd)61.466826.9620
competitive (not cooperative)61.470531.8620
civilized (not barbaric)61.475625.4632
triggered (not trolling)61.265029.841
good-cook (not bad-cook)61.235831.048
🥴 (not 🥳)61.148125.9174
extravagant (not thrifty)61.147830.558
mischievous (not well behaved)60.966528.0647
eloquent (not unpolished)60.968929.8487
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)60.926731.7154
🤖 (not 👻)60.839730.4144
jock (not nerd)60.743127.4619
insider (not outsider)60.734333.6442
attentive (not interrupting)60.748533.043
psychopath (not empath)60.737124.066
reasoned (not instinctual)60.633531.3617
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.441327.748
entitled (not grateful)60.454426.756
libertarian (not socialist)60.342629.6537
minimalist (not pack rat)60.149029.5139
doer (not thinker)59.474230.357
zany (not regular)59.261928.8156
corporate (not freelance)59.241933.761
biased (not impartial)59.185229.6680
🧕 (not 💃)59.127030.4230
debased (not pure)59.052125.8583
traumatized (not flourishing)59.072030.549
😈 (not 😇)58.851926.0180
weird (not normal)58.767527.5656
cryptic (not straightforward)58.720635.3607
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.689430.0609
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.652631.6524
🐩 (not 🐒)58.655830.1141
off-key (not musical)58.655327.147
monastic (not hedonist)58.529625.6103
unfixable (not fixable)58.435328.248
demonic (not angelic)58.344920.8600
frugal (not lavish)58.260128.7551
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.153930.0191
reliable (not experimental)57.863133.752
self-improving (not self-destructive)57.546230.344
two-faced (not one-faced)57.538734.676
attractive (not repulsive)57.494825.1619
depressed (not bright)57.347626.5533
subdued (not exuberant)57.337331.648
equitable (not hypocritical)57.159728.7419
charming (not trusting)57.062228.7632
modern (not historical)57.068229.8434
fortunate (not unlucky)56.948626.3570
interested (not bored)56.789829.947
scruffy (not manicured)56.644131.4608
🤠 (not 🤑)56.672032.6175
cunning (not honorable)56.348832.3704
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.359529.8466
soulful (not soulless)56.397327.4396
rude (not respectful)56.146425.3640
💔 (not 💝)56.052231.7230
modest (not flamboyant)55.965631.4646
devout (not heathen)55.964430.6596
😎 (not 🧐)55.465036.3175
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.235725.054
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.164430.3530
salacious (not wholesome)55.153830.3164
profound (not ironic)55.151328.164
introvert (not extrovert)55.046731.9651
beautiful (not ugly)55.0105826.5434
brave (not careful)54.782331.5619
proper (not scandalous)54.760429.9558
liberal (not conservative)54.580229.3181
Italian (not Swedish)54.565830.040
🎩 (not 🧢)54.469835.9172
humorless (not funny)54.048229.3711
cruel (not kind)53.536121.2627
Coke (not Pepsi)53.463336.971
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.342433.9371
😭 (not 😀)53.363427.2160
🤣 (not 😊)53.249526.5152
penny-pincher (not overspender)53.173330.4242
involved (not remote)52.9106533.4635
crazy (not sane)52.769328.8170
loud (not quiet)52.573532.2648
disarming (not creepy)52.299728.9274
basic (not hipster)52.089029.9574
vain (not demure)52.072726.3590
curious (not apathetic)51.9102931.4600
oppressed (not privileged)51.843729.160
moody (not stable)51.793831.0603
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)51.781930.8539
close-minded (not open-minded)51.751128.3604
statist (not anarchist)51.672830.7231
punchable (not loveable)51.650727.849
geriatric (not vibrant)51.635027.237
sporty (not bookish)51.453127.8567
classical (not avant-garde)51.280030.5346
conventional (not creative)51.162232.8673
nurturing (not poisonous)51.083925.3256
existentialist (not nihilist)50.194030.9324
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.174833.6176
backdoor (not official)50.278234.5612
😏 (not 😬)50.281532.4167
varied (not repetitive)50.449929.7301
communal (not individualist)50.452833.9395

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 (0.883)
  2. Cobra Bubbles (0.835)
  3. Cristina Yang (0.834)
  4. Aeryn Sun (0.833)
  5. Carolyn Martens (0.831)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.664)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.655)
  3. Denny (-0.646)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.639)
  5. Ling (-0.589)

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. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.67)
  2. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.56)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.54)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.53)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.41)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.39)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.35)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.35)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.32)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.31)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.31)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.3)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.28)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.27)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.2)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.16)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.07)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.05)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.02)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.0)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.03)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.07)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.18)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.22)


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