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Nancy Thompson Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
persistent (not quitter)87.454415.834
young (not old)86.712813.030
heroic (not villainous)86.427514.625
tense (not relaxed)86.118918.029
motivated (not unmotivated)86.154911.99
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)85.81109.013
feminine (not masculine)85.721019.229
traumatized (not flourishing)84.910022.036
protagonist (not antagonist)84.919729.117
human (not animalistic)84.220018.138
angelic (not demonic)84.011512.725
beautiful (not ugly)84.058224.631
driven (not unambitious)83.757717.031
feminist (not sexist)83.036814.932
dramatic (not comedic)82.522115.035
love-focused (not money-focused)82.438019.733
studious (not goof-off)82.238116.535
involved (not remote)82.014621.028
loyal (not traitorous)81.569018.829
interested (not bored)80.121715.631
🎨 (not 🏀)80.139520.429
opinionated (not jealous)80.123320.423
main character (not side character)80.039729.021
clean (not perverted)79.939320.633
overachiever (not underachiever)79.853920.032
anxious (not calm)79.821022.818
opinionated (not neutral)79.070919.429
family-first (not work-first)78.728021.030
obsessed (not aloof)78.324223.522
non-gamer (not gamer)78.325928.429
emotional (not unemotional)78.346420.415
chosen one (not everyman)78.214618.79
valedictorian (not drop out)77.954326.226
diligent (not lazy)77.0107723.833
soulful (not soulless)76.868923.431
flower child (not goth)76.640320.729
haunted (not blissful)76.542927.322
perceptive (not unobservant)76.284424.631
badass (not weakass)76.177426.138
preppy (not punk rock)76.140121.033
empath (not psychopath)75.847819.424
tight (not loose)75.840419.726
egalitarian (not racist)75.598222.920
romantic (not dispassionate)75.449921.622
kind (not cruel)75.372818.724
vanilla (not kinky)75.020717.926
🐩 (not 🐒)74.730624.328
summer (not winter)74.734120.716
demanding (not unchallenging)74.676026.236
🐿 (not 🦇)74.533025.529
expressive (not monotone)74.548623.820
generous (not stingy)74.343822.035
impatient (not patient)74.249920.619
go-getter (not slugabed)74.087125.428
treasure (not trash)74.091724.825
expressive (not stoic)73.943225.129
introspective (not not introspective)73.935124.616
genuine (not sarcastic)73.732822.227
attractive (not repulsive)73.784620.530
gendered (not androgynous)73.6100323.325
🧠 (not 💪)73.371426.736
disarming (not creepy)73.256320.025
one-faced (not two-faced)73.161126.241
hurried (not leisurely)73.022325.925
competent (not incompetent)72.996926.832
modest (not flamboyant)72.839021.823
privileged (not oppressed)72.765726.129
triggered (not trolling)72.729125.523
active (not slothful)72.7100324.232
workaholic (not slacker)72.699128.714
stubborn (not accommodating)72.080924.736
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.568828.226
literal (not metaphorical)71.430228.129
resourceful (not helpless)71.4107128.620
warm (not cold)71.352623.316
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.333426.430
transparent (not machiavellian)71.122425.916
mighty (not puny)70.973419.727
resistant (not resigned)70.865023.630
neurotypical (not autistic)70.769926.127
complimentary (not insulting)70.745325.428
sad (not happy)70.549419.931
explorer (not builder)70.539329.422
washed (not muddy)70.557228.422
often crying (not never cries)70.329120.712
cultured (not rustic)70.151020.220
🌟 (not 💩)70.0100028.425
loveable (not punchable)70.058926.127
high IQ (not low IQ)69.8118127.130
🤺 (not 🏌)69.878129.922
rock (not rap)69.8101122.124
🤠 (not 🤑)69.757017.523
knowledgeable (not ignorant)69.688326.824
unlucky (not fortunate)69.537823.023
important (not irrelevant)69.3115226.427
English (not German)69.3103733.126
innocent (not worldly)69.119325.627
devoted (not unfaithful)69.1124927.614
serious (not playful)69.172922.530
intellectual (not physical)69.074930.930
captain (not first-mate)69.060528.726
🤔 (not 🤫)69.028830.425
nurturing (not poisonous)68.968918.718
sweet (not bitter)68.850024.822
feisty (not gracious)68.875517.726
works hard (not plays hard)68.779325.319
charismatic (not uninspiring)68.6100924.127
alert (not oblivious)68.679930.633
humble (not arrogant)68.540424.826
rebellious (not obedient)68.578827.322
twitchy (not still)68.457720.841
curious (not apathetic)68.274425.037
pure (not debased)68.252423.736
moody (not stable)68.075222.030
civilized (not barbaric)68.086226.328
🥴 (not 🥳)68.038726.422
freelance (not corporate)68.069225.026
direct (not roundabout)67.982623.514
thrifty (not extravagant)67.839821.636
metrosexual (not macho)67.756023.327
miserable (not joyful)67.663121.227
😇 (not 😈)67.656123.729
reasonable (not deranged)67.563625.230
demure (not vain)67.335315.316
liberal (not conservative)67.365425.013
vegan (not cannibal)67.352425.625
guarded (not open)66.8101632.520
individualist (not communal)66.762533.018
offended (not chill)66.759522.731
brave (not careful)66.675130.719
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.681130.234
wooden (not plastic)66.676423.835
nerd (not jock)66.576420.225
proper (not scandalous)66.554928.728
mad (not glad)66.561423.526
instinctual (not reasoned)66.460928.418
giving (not receiving)66.375330.214
🎃 (not 💀)66.139533.929
independent (not codependent)66.082834.235
open-minded (not close-minded)66.068128.530
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.058927.931
on-time (not tardy)65.693231.543
sane (not crazy)65.549821.022
🧐 (not 😎)65.445325.933
prestigious (not disreputable)65.179026.036
princess (not queen)65.132235.414
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.150229.022
thin (not thick)65.067422.522
🧢 (not 🎩)65.056828.527
literary (not mathematical)64.867226.622
mainstream (not arcane)64.826225.327
purple (not orange)64.740134.521
shy (not playful)64.720123.122
trusting (not charming)64.733126.231
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.6110633.717
sensible (not ludicrous)64.574426.620
domestic (not industrial)64.536924.425
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.554327.325
respectful (not rude)64.382324.026
vengeful (not forgiving)64.265230.322
alpha (not beta)64.192630.029
😭 (not 😀)64.142629.432
existentialist (not nihilist)64.160727.117
😊 (not 🤣)63.979428.435
white knight (not bad boy)63.879829.617
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.7108926.624
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.6112328.123
nonpolitical (not political)63.536229.324
generalist (not specialist)63.514924.918
French (not Russian)63.465521.217
intense (not lighthearted)63.499226.317
night owl (not morning lark)63.379932.628
frenzied (not sleepy)63.3123827.820
tasteful (not lewd)63.290330.623
well behaved (not mischievous)63.152327.026
👻 (not 🤖)62.956534.414
chatty (not reserved)62.869827.818
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.837722.330
🥰 (not 🙃)62.662132.326
radical (not centrist)62.558226.117
bookish (not sporty)62.496828.320
wild (not tame)62.390025.632
insider (not outsider)62.237925.223
OCD (not ADHD)62.290829.239
basic (not hipster)62.174426.927
straight (not queer)62.0122629.025
decorative (not utilitarian)62.035625.318
👟 (not 🥾)62.062137.625
fresh (not stinky)62.0107830.224
indie (not pop)62.087631.423
fighter (not lover)61.766428.429
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.592931.126
refined (not rugged)61.483424.317
cautious (not impulsive)61.467930.528
devout (not heathen)61.468424.923
permanent (not transient)61.465025.817
legit (not scrub)61.4122833.119
sorrowful (not cheery)61.387731.031
sheltered (not street-smart)61.345031.127
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.295227.723
consistent (not variable)61.281625.523
soft (not hard)61.063126.922
eloquent (not unpolished)61.095930.128
ambitious (not realistic)61.087729.729
tactful (not indiscreet)60.892128.529
Pepsi (not Coke)60.825234.035
🥵 (not 🥶)60.771629.527
pro (not noob)60.6125629.625
tailor (not blacksmith)60.693328.125
private (not gregarious)60.596628.328
confidential (not gossiping)60.5111233.331
off-key (not musical)60.567825.029
monastic (not hedonist)60.435125.514
traditional (not unorthodox)60.258831.028
factual (not exaggerating)60.170933.341
innocent (not jaded)60.137929.411
complicated (not simple)60.0109626.528
sheriff (not outlaw)59.974731.132
dorky (not cool)59.961324.830
Greek (not Roman)59.927730.49
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.996625.528
ranged (not melee)59.962329.122
🦄 (not 🐴)59.754527.622
altruistic (not selfish)59.691529.829
regular (not zany)59.649629.428
prideful (not envious)59.6133127.348
picky (not always down)59.679724.814
dominant (not submissive)59.5110932.631
wise (not foolish)59.587529.930
rich (not poor)59.592223.230
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)59.542026.726
genius (not dunce)59.3115930.525
paranoid (not naive)59.389228.819
social (not reclusive)59.281628.323
📈 (not 📉)59.2106630.631
equitable (not hypocritical)59.180027.523
gloomy (not sunny)59.186421.024
gullible (not cynical)59.145434.522
interesting (not tiresome)59.0125830.723
believable (not poorly-written)59.0167425.728
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.0100026.839
practical (not imaginative)58.9101830.324
democratic (not authoritarian)58.884629.018
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.895025.117
realist (not idealist)58.675031.628
down2earth (not head@clouds)58.584330.520
efficient (not overprepared)58.5118737.220
exuberant (not subdued)58.591733.421
vibrant (not geriatric)58.4116027.525
doer (not thinker)58.4105529.738
🤐 (not 😜)58.380332.625
attentive (not interrupting)58.379829.241
humorless (not funny)58.255130.520
intimate (not formal)58.276131.028
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.191833.925
manicured (not scruffy)58.0112230.623
unpatriotic (not patriotic)58.028035.716
creative (not conventional)57.985733.126
normie (not freak)57.964224.737
high standards (not desperate)57.9100828.647
sturdy (not flimsy)57.8119830.229
sexual (not asexual)57.8115723.236
child free (not pronatalist)57.6109427.122
average (not deviant)57.649024.428
💝 (not 💔)57.681933.932
depressed (not bright)57.569724.815
scholarly (not crafty)57.458732.739
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)57.478932.932
linear (not circular)57.466526.120
fixable (not unfixable)57.4100527.628
pointed (not random)57.4132628.629
honorable (not cunning)57.2100033.829
contrarian (not yes-man)57.2104530.521
chic (not cheesy)57.269828.023
frugal (not lavish)57.089623.215
theist (not atheist)56.953628.431
oxymoron (not tautology)56.981725.311
armoured (not vulnerable)56.8106330.027
chaste (not lustful)56.762426.323
wholesome (not salacious)56.798132.334
😬 (not 😏)56.757829.226
short (not tall)56.665423.352
straightforward (not cryptic)56.5126433.720
resolute (not wavering)56.4130734.418
insecure (not confident)56.243727.721
factual (not poetic)56.296328.921
ferocious (not pacifist)56.0107525.822
chortling (not giggling)56.0110927.136
whippersnapper (not sage)56.075030.319
strict (not lenient)55.993024.426
unprepared (not hoarder)55.951527.614
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)55.979327.920
bold (not shy)55.8159529.728
🐐 (not 🦒)55.7117126.924
Italian (not Swedish)55.783529.616
prudish (not flirtatious)55.770830.921
touchy-feely (not distant)55.671029.916
compersive (not jealous)55.580726.729
sensitive (not thick-skinned)55.575828.130
monochrome (not multicolored)55.581834.029
deep (not epic)55.571933.028
angry (not good-humored)55.473623.931
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.464028.621
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)55.389134.021
vintage (not trendy)55.1133231.236
spontaneous (not scheduled)55.076231.427
modern (not historical)55.098528.723
rational (not whimsical)54.9106829.430
lost (not enlightened)54.891727.021
🤡 (not 👽)54.766931.127
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.778224.739
repetitive (not varied)54.6105626.234
analysis (not common sense)54.6100031.910
deep (not shallow)54.5122927.031
cat person (not dog person)54.585534.820
theoretical (not empirical)54.446832.530
bold (not serious)54.498528.637
objective (not subjective)54.471732.117
🧗 (not 🛌)54.3121331.830
realistic (not fantastical)54.3106031.138
precise (not vague)54.2126829.632
moist (not dry)54.282228.823
earth (not air)54.2122529.424
charming (not awkward)54.1118527.723
emotional (not logical)54.199530.430
clumsy (not coordinated)54.156933.625
assertive (not passive)54.1138928.437
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.175327.328
unassuming (not pretentious)54.169035.123
🐮 (not 🐷)54.1113828.828
fire (not water)54.1113430.928
weird (not normal)54.0111529.037
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.072429.725
backdoor (not official)54.098630.922
exhibitionist (not bashful)54.0117627.835
🐀 (not 🐘)53.983028.922
socialist (not libertarian)53.849833.922
classical (not avant-garde)53.8102625.826
apprentice (not master)53.759430.829
statist (not anarchist)53.693934.321
timid (not cocky)53.542429.724
introvert (not extrovert)53.377025.029
concrete (not abstract)53.3110530.936
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.255829.318
pack rat (not minimalist)53.272621.227
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.051832.025
reliable (not experimental)53.0102732.422
meek (not bossy)52.954521.713
provincial (not cosmopolitan)52.982728.113
moderate (not extreme)52.965628.029
neat (not messy)52.8118127.523
mature (not juvenile)52.8105927.531
secretive (not open-book)52.7125230.829
extraordinary (not mundane)52.6137523.532
urban (not rural)52.6136630.827
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.558329.523
fast (not slow)52.4143130.423
pessimistic (not optimistic)52.393931.323
reassuring (not fearmongering)52.3115032.519
frank (not sugarcoated)52.3154230.319
biased (not impartial)52.2152326.823
low-tech (not high-tech)52.294324.224
rough (not smooth)52.192229.819
self-improving (not self-destructive)52.084932.225
long-winded (not concise)51.986226.126
predictable (not quirky)51.988331.119
artistic (not scientific)51.894429.731
stuttering (not rhythmic)51.844828.519
grateful (not entitled)51.896027.424
sober (not indulgent)51.789029.224
healthy (not sickly)51.7146630.226
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.795932.036
trusting (not suspicious)51.684228.329
emancipated (not enslaved)51.6145629.727
chaotic (not orderly)51.591629.530
stylish (not slovenly)51.5127527.237
suspicious (not awkward)51.5127036.033
mild (not spicy)51.569233.619
luddite (not technophile)51.5100818.818
soft (not hard)51.586628.820
loud (not quiet)51.4104129.920
flexible (not rigid)51.481927.723
gatherer (not hunter)51.387734.128
warm (not quarrelsome)51.290429.833
hesitant (not decisive)51.154729.622
accepting (not judgemental)51.193628.931
eastern (not western)51.136632.219
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.195526.719
folksy (not presidential)51.188834.124
cooperative (not competitive)51.073629.323
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)51.0103333.617
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.076631.420
serene (not pensive)51.028332.528
edgy (not politically correct)50.1114825.731
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.7103529.414
skeptical (not spiritual)50.6146330.131
real (not philosophical)50.6140331.221
🧕 (not 💃)50.665326.330
profound (not ironic)50.496126.733
reactive (not proactive)50.6113333.425
astonishing (not methodical)50.576329.728

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 (0.787)
  2. Sally Albright (0.711)
  3. Alina Starkov (0.705)
  4. Betty Cooper (0.698)
  5. Joyce Byers (0.694)
  6. Veronica Donovan (0.694)
  7. Jane Villanueva (0.693)
  8. Cora Munro (0.693)
  9. Bonnie Bennett (0.69)
  10. Hazel Grace Lancaster (0.687)
  1. Tommy (-0.381)
  2. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.34)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.328)
  4. Frank Gallagher (-0.324)
  5. George Wickham (-0.319)
  6. Zapp Brannigan (-0.309)
  7. Meredith Palmer (-0.295)
  8. Krusty the Clown (-0.292)
  9. Joey Donner (-0.291)
  10. Kermit (-0.286)

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 Nancy Thompson to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Nancy Thompson is described identify as.

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


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