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Nancy Thompson Descriptive Personality Statistics

Nancy Thompson is a character from A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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
persistent (not quitter)87.452515.834
heroic (not villainous)86.725714.423
young (not old)86.712313.229
tense (not relaxed)86.118718.029
feminine (not masculine)85.720419.229
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)85.611410.39
beautiful (not ugly)85.450523.730
traumatized (not flourishing)84.910022.036
human (not animalistic)84.318918.337
driven (not unambitious)83.955617.230
protagonist (not antagonist)83.921829.716
angelic (not demonic)83.711712.924
feminist (not sexist)83.036414.932
dramatic (not comedic)82.521615.035
studious (not goof-off)82.238116.535
involved (not remote)82.013721.028
🎨 (not 🏀)81.833418.628
loyal (not traitorous)81.567018.829
interested (not bored)80.219715.830
motivated (not unmotivated)80.289810.26
clean (not perverted)79.938020.633
anxious (not calm)79.820322.818
overachiever (not underachiever)79.654520.331
opinionated (not neutral)79.069419.429
family-first (not work-first)78.727921.030
emotional (not unemotional)78.445021.114
obsessed (not aloof)78.323924.021
non-gamer (not gamer)78.325128.429
valedictorian (not drop out)77.953226.226
love-focused (not money-focused)77.654621.522
flower child (not goth)77.537021.623
diligent (not lazy)77.0106423.833
opinionated (not jealous)76.740222.317
badass (not weakass)76.177326.138
haunted (not blissful)76.143627.921
perceptive (not unobservant)76.083425.030
preppy (not punk rock)75.939421.332
empath (not psychopath)75.846819.424
soulful (not soulless)75.872423.829
egalitarian (not racist)75.595322.920
romantic (not dispassionate)75.447821.622
kind (not cruel)75.370218.724
summer (not winter)75.131621.315
vanilla (not kinky)75.019918.325
one-faced (not two-faced)75.051823.940
🐩 (not 🐒)74.730224.328
demanding (not unchallenging)74.675126.236
🐿 (not 🦇)74.532225.529
expressive (not monotone)74.547623.820
chosen one (not everyman)74.425819.17
generous (not stingy)74.342722.035
attractive (not repulsive)74.180220.829
go-getter (not slugabed)74.085925.428
treasure (not trash)74.089324.825
tight (not loose)74.047019.624
expressive (not stoic)73.941525.129
impatient (not patient)73.949821.118
introspective (not not introspective)73.935024.616
gendered (not androgynous)73.895823.724
genuine (not sarcastic)73.731422.227
disarming (not creepy)73.654020.424
rock (not rap)73.572318.518
literal (not metaphorical)73.223326.928
🧠 (not 💪)72.971327.035
modest (not flamboyant)72.837721.823
privileged (not oppressed)72.763626.129
active (not slothful)72.797724.631
hurried (not leisurely)72.323926.124
stubborn (not accommodating)72.078824.736
often crying (not never cries)72.025222.69
competent (not incompetent)71.899227.330
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.566928.226
resourceful (not helpless)71.4104028.620
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.331726.430
mighty (not puny)70.972719.727
neurotypical (not autistic)70.769926.127
complimentary (not insulting)70.743425.428
triggered (not trolling)70.140526.220
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.090323.326
washed (not muddy)70.058327.418
high IQ (not low IQ)69.8114627.130
resistant (not resigned)69.868123.329
rebellious (not obedient)69.873127.221
🤠 (not 🤑)69.754017.523
sad (not happy)69.652319.730
loveable (not punchable)69.658327.025
unlucky (not fortunate)69.536123.023
cultured (not rustic)69.552818.616
warm (not cold)69.456822.915
alert (not oblivious)69.474530.331
important (not irrelevant)69.3111826.427
🥴 (not 🥳)69.331726.321
humble (not arrogant)69.337725.025
innocent (not worldly)69.118325.627
explorer (not builder)69.142830.420
serious (not playful)69.170622.530
liberal (not conservative)69.057323.611
🤔 (not 🤫)69.028130.425
knowledgeable (not ignorant)69.088027.422
nurturing (not poisonous)68.966919.217
intellectual (not physical)68.874131.429
sweet (not bitter)68.847824.822
feisty (not gracious)68.873917.726
works hard (not plays hard)68.777325.319
🤺 (not 🏌)68.781030.221
🌟 (not 💩)68.6101229.522
princess (not queen)68.522732.612
twitchy (not still)68.456320.841
devoted (not unfaithful)68.3122628.513
pure (not debased)68.250724.135
curious (not apathetic)68.073525.336
moody (not stable)68.074022.030
freelance (not corporate)68.067625.026
miserable (not joyful)67.958921.626
direct (not roundabout)67.980723.514
independent (not codependent)67.975432.934
thrifty (not extravagant)67.838921.636
metrosexual (not macho)67.754823.327
civilized (not barbaric)67.486026.627
😇 (not 😈)67.455024.128
demure (not vain)67.333915.316
vegan (not cannibal)67.351025.625
reasonable (not deranged)67.164425.028
English (not German)67.0115834.223
guarded (not open)66.899532.520
sane (not crazy)66.844820.621
individualist (not communal)66.761433.018
offended (not chill)66.758322.731
brave (not careful)66.672930.719
transparent (not machiavellian)66.633827.912
instinctual (not reasoned)66.458828.418
captain (not first-mate)66.364029.220
proper (not scandalous)66.353529.227
wooden (not plastic)66.375724.134
giving (not receiving)66.373630.214
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.279630.633
indie (not pop)66.267930.820
🎃 (not 💀)66.139033.929
open-minded (not close-minded)66.065828.530
dramatic (not no-nonsense)65.957028.430
nerd (not jock)65.876020.324
on-time (not tardy)65.690131.543
🧐 (not 😎)65.444825.933
well behaved (not mischievous)65.245125.923
mad (not glad)65.263723.025
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.149929.022
oxymoron (not tautology)65.126826.97
thin (not thick)65.064622.522
🧢 (not 🎩)65.054328.527
mainstream (not arcane)64.825325.327
prestigious (not disreputable)64.877527.030
shy (not playful)64.719823.122
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.6104233.717
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.552727.325
literary (not mathematical)64.465927.121
trusting (not charming)64.433726.630
decorative (not utilitarian)64.429924.117
domestic (not industrial)64.335024.824
alpha (not beta)64.190130.029
😭 (not 😀)64.140729.432
😊 (not 🤣)63.977728.435
vengeful (not forgiving)63.864330.921
white knight (not bad boy)63.877329.617
respectful (not rude)63.780724.325
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.7105426.624
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.6110028.123
nonpolitical (not political)63.536629.324
generalist (not specialist)63.514024.918
night owl (not morning lark)63.377832.628
purple (not orange)63.244634.720
existentialist (not nihilist)63.164827.616
chatty (not reserved)62.867127.818
sensible (not ludicrous)62.780326.119
French (not Russian)62.765921.716
cautious (not impulsive)62.662130.427
🥰 (not 🙃)62.661132.326
intense (not lighthearted)62.699327.016
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.637622.729
private (not gregarious)62.585628.326
bookish (not sporty)62.494328.320
wild (not tame)62.388325.632
insider (not outsider)62.238525.223
OCD (not ADHD)62.288129.239
frenzied (not sleepy)62.1126828.019
tasteful (not lewd)62.093231.220
straight (not queer)62.0120229.025
👟 (not 🥾)62.060237.625
fresh (not stinky)62.0105130.224
tactful (not indiscreet)61.786028.727
👻 (not 🤖)61.758435.413
fighter (not lover)61.763928.429
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.590431.126
devout (not heathen)61.465624.923
permanent (not transient)61.463825.817
legit (not scrub)61.4120633.119
dominant (not submissive)61.3104431.829
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.293027.723
basic (not hipster)61.276027.026
consistent (not variable)61.278925.523
soft (not hard)61.060726.922
ambitious (not realistic)61.086029.729
dorky (not cool)60.856724.829
monastic (not hedonist)60.831523.610
gloomy (not sunny)60.777021.122
🥵 (not 🥶)60.769729.527
sorrowful (not cheery)60.686231.330
pro (not noob)60.6122629.625
tailor (not blacksmith)60.690128.125
confidential (not gossiping)60.5108333.331
off-key (not musical)60.565025.029
Pepsi (not Coke)60.524534.434
fixable (not unfixable)60.485326.126
complicated (not simple)60.3106726.927
refined (not rugged)60.284924.716
traditional (not unorthodox)60.256531.028
eloquent (not unpolished)60.196830.327
📈 (not 📉)60.197630.730
innocent (not jaded)60.137129.411
sheltered (not street-smart)60.046531.026
Greek (not Roman)59.928130.49
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.993525.528
ranged (not melee)59.959329.122
paranoid (not naive)59.885529.518
🦄 (not 🐴)59.752627.622
altruistic (not selfish)59.688429.829
picky (not always down)59.677524.814
wise (not foolish)59.585729.930
rich (not poor)59.590623.230
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)59.540526.726
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.596227.038
genius (not dunce)59.3113230.525
prideful (not envious)59.3130827.946
gullible (not cynical)59.343835.215
social (not reclusive)59.278928.323
equitable (not hypocritical)59.177527.523
interesting (not tiresome)59.0122030.723
sheriff (not outlaw)58.974731.830
practical (not imaginative)58.998930.324
democratic (not authoritarian)58.882229.018
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.893025.117
factual (not exaggerating)58.773033.639
radical (not centrist)58.774424.612
realist (not idealist)58.674531.628
down2earth (not head@clouds)58.582330.520
unprepared (not hoarder)58.540026.913
exuberant (not subdued)58.588633.421
vibrant (not geriatric)58.4112227.525
regular (not zany)58.351630.126
analysis (not common sense)58.381931.59
humorless (not funny)58.253830.520
doer (not thinker)58.2102330.137
reactive (not proactive)58.267631.317
manicured (not scruffy)58.0109030.623
unpatriotic (not patriotic)58.027435.716
creative (not conventional)57.983933.126
attentive (not interrupting)57.979429.540
normie (not freak)57.962224.737
high standards (not desperate)57.998528.647
sexual (not asexual)57.8112723.236
child free (not pronatalist)57.6106227.122
average (not deviant)57.646624.428
💝 (not 💔)57.679433.932
depressed (not bright)57.567124.815
armoured (not vulnerable)57.5102430.125
efficient (not overprepared)57.5122437.919
pointed (not random)57.5128528.727
linear (not circular)57.463726.120
intimate (not formal)57.375031.227
touchy-feely (not distant)57.365627.613
honorable (not cunning)57.297033.829
🤐 (not 😜)57.280832.824
scholarly (not crafty)57.160433.138
frugal (not lavish)57.084723.215
theist (not atheist)57.052126.929
believable (not poorly-written)57.0168425.726
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.958829.323
workaholic (not slacker)56.9138730.07
chaste (not lustful)56.760126.323
😬 (not 😏)56.755929.226
sturdy (not flimsy)56.7117930.228
straightforward (not cryptic)56.5121433.720
earth (not air)56.5108027.823
wholesome (not salacious)56.496632.833
resolute (not wavering)56.4126034.418
chic (not cheesy)56.370425.919
insecure (not confident)56.241927.721
factual (not poetic)56.293528.921
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)56.185632.818
ferocious (not pacifist)56.0104725.822
chortling (not giggling)56.0107527.136
whippersnapper (not sage)56.072730.319
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)55.976827.920
bold (not shy)55.8154729.728
contrarian (not yes-man)55.8103730.218
🐐 (not 🦒)55.7111726.924
Italian (not Swedish)55.781729.616
compersive (not jealous)55.578126.729
repetitive (not varied)55.597226.033
monochrome (not multicolored)55.580334.029
strict (not lenient)55.492824.825
angry (not good-humored)55.471024.529
urban (not rural)55.4124129.925
deep (not shallow)55.4115327.030
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.462928.621
🐮 (not 🐷)55.2103828.626
deep (not epic)55.272033.527
vintage (not trendy)55.1127531.236
exhibitionist (not bashful)55.1109527.434
fire (not water)55.1107831.027
sugarcoated (not frank)55.129230.815
spontaneous (not scheduled)55.073931.427
modern (not historical)55.096428.723
assertive (not passive)54.9132728.436
lost (not enlightened)54.888027.021
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.785432.330
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.777324.739
rational (not whimsical)54.6105129.829
introvert (not extrovert)54.569624.926
cat person (not dog person)54.583634.820
theoretical (not empirical)54.447732.530
bold (not serious)54.495328.637
objective (not subjective)54.470432.117
🧗 (not 🛌)54.3118031.830
🤡 (not 👽)54.266331.526
moist (not dry)54.279028.823
charming (not awkward)54.1115927.723
clumsy (not coordinated)54.155133.625
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.177128.428
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.173927.328
weird (not normal)54.0108129.037
classical (not avant-garde)54.099326.024
🐀 (not 🐘)53.980728.922
socialist (not libertarian)53.848133.922
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.8106734.119
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.792726.011
apprentice (not master)53.757630.829
statist (not anarchist)53.689634.321
secretive (not open-book)53.6118730.928
short (not tall)53.569922.733
precise (not vague)53.5127329.931
concrete (not abstract)53.3107730.936
reassuring (not fearmongering)53.3107833.217
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.253529.318
pack rat (not minimalist)53.270921.227
realistic (not fantastical)53.1107730.637
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.049432.025
unassuming (not pretentious)52.970535.322
neat (not messy)52.8114827.523
emotional (not logical)52.798829.929
extraordinary (not mundane)52.6133223.532
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.586526.718
fast (not slow)52.4138430.423
healthy (not sickly)52.4140630.824
long-winded (not concise)52.481027.024
flexible (not rigid)52.375828.022
real (not philosophical)52.3128431.020
reliable (not experimental)52.3101832.921
biased (not impartial)52.2147126.823
soft (not hard)52.282329.319
rough (not smooth)52.189129.819
accepting (not judgemental)52.187729.529
meek (not bossy)52.053524.110
🧕 (not 💃)52.058626.528
moderate (not extreme)51.967028.128
grateful (not entitled)51.992627.422
artistic (not scientific)51.890329.731
stuttering (not rhythmic)51.843528.519
ironic (not profound)51.894526.232
sober (not indulgent)51.786029.224
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.793132.036
chaotic (not orderly)51.588829.530
stylish (not slovenly)51.5124427.636
suspicious (not awkward)51.5123536.033
mild (not spicy)51.566733.619
loud (not quiet)51.4101029.920
emancipated (not enslaved)51.4142729.525
pessimistic (not optimistic)51.495031.722
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.461329.722
timid (not cocky)51.447430.122
gatherer (not hunter)51.385234.128
warm (not quarrelsome)51.287229.833
low-tech (not high-tech)51.293924.223
mature (not juvenile)51.2107326.530
self-improving (not self-destructive)51.285632.624
presidential (not folksy)51.2104334.323
astonishing (not methodical)51.171730.127
hesitant (not decisive)51.152929.622
luddite (not technophile)51.198117.414
eastern (not western)51.138932.219
cooperative (not competitive)51.070429.323
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)51.099233.617
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.074931.420
predictable (not quirky)51.088231.915
skeptical (not spiritual)50.9141630.630
edgy (not politically correct)50.1111925.731
pensive (not serene)50.9163432.827
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.799529.414
backdoor (not official)50.6105830.220
flirtatious (not prudish)50.6110130.118
suspicious (not trusting)50.5108528.228

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Nancy Wheeler (0.784)
  2. Sally Albright (0.707)
  3. Veronica Donovan (0.697)
  4. Cora Munro (0.692)
  5. Joyce Byers (0.691)
  6. Betty Cooper (0.69)
  7. Alina Starkov (0.688)
  8. Dr. Allison Cameron (0.688)
  9. Jane Villanueva (0.685)
  10. Sara Tancredi (0.685)
  1. Tommy (-0.371)
  2. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.339)
  3. Frank Gallagher (-0.322)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.32)
  5. Zapp Brannigan (-0.305)
  6. George Wickham (-0.301)
  7. Meredith Palmer (-0.284)
  8. Krusty the Clown (-0.281)
  9. Joey Donner (-0.28)
  10. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.273)

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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