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Nicky Nichols Descriptive Personality Statistics

Nicky Nichols is a character from Orange is the New Black.

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
queer (not straight)95.6169.4244
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)93.7439.532
punk rock (not preppy)92.4229.642
flirtatious (not prudish)92.32714.526
sexual (not asexual)92.26117.942
fire (not water)91.63613.343
bold (not shy)91.119911.5245
funny (not humorless)90.95714.5284
badass (not weakass)89.922416.740
playful (not shy)89.812211.9256
cocky (not timid)89.714313.141
kinky (not vanilla)88.74118.1275
rebellious (not obedient)88.418113.7250
unorthodox (not traditional)88.08714.1208
street-smart (not sheltered)87.913216.3230
liberal (not conservative)87.75417.0112
mischievous (not well behaved)87.418717.7275
wild (not tame)87.314113.6274
spicy (not mild)86.510915.1273
scandalous (not proper)86.510413.7256
open to new experinces (not uncreative)86.217816.5242
dominant (not submissive)86.028820.0286
lustful (not chaste)86.07517.8253
😎 (not 🧐)85.99619.5114
rugged (not refined)85.66414.1247
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.413217.1242
chaotic (not orderly)85.313916.1249
scruffy (not manicured)85.39015.5222
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.222117.5238
loud (not quiet)84.522518.3267
cool (not dorky)84.510715.9118
pro (not noob)84.335919.0106
messy (not neat)84.08715.6274
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.822619.0239
interesting (not tiresome)83.716719.1269
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.611019.340
feisty (not gracious)83.320020.9258
edgy (not politically correct)83.212518.2240
intimate (not formal)83.13116.5148
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.614621.6127
tardy (not on-time)82.67615.050
worldly (not innocent)82.527618.6250
indulgent (not sober)82.315820.9260
😜 (not 🤐)82.316720.1108
child free (not pronatalist)82.110320.5173
feminist (not sexist)82.040122.8143
vibrant (not geriatric)81.922920.935
💃 (not 🧕)81.827122.3185
queen (not princess)81.726523.525
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.740814.739
frank (not sugarcoated)81.729128.024
indie (not pop)81.512522.927
atheist (not theist)81.412220.8231
😏 (not 😬)81.49724.395
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.317820.2109
🤣 (not 😊)81.26423.3103
assertive (not passive)81.040621.3248
exhibitionist (not bashful)81.013125.345
night owl (not morning lark)80.824819.1257
perverted (not clean)80.711521.945
🌟 (not 💩)80.647421.389
outlaw (not sheriff)80.525823.6237
egalitarian (not racist)80.469418.2109
anarchist (not statist)80.410420.3140
comedic (not dramatic)80.43823.647
impulsive (not cautious)80.326021.0269
extrovert (not introvert)80.327021.9259
direct (not roundabout)80.230622.9242
bad boy (not white knight)80.215819.830
important (not irrelevant)80.162321.4196
quirky (not predictable)80.011819.532
zany (not regular)79.920316.8107
freak (not normie)79.918720.559
believable (not poorly-written)79.836121.730
drop out (not valedictorian)79.812124.4132
hipster (not basic)79.77317.9239
sarcastic (not genuine)79.719523.4223
freelance (not corporate)79.432025.436
🤺 (not 🏌)79.138219.7119
deviant (not average)79.126519.4257
bold (not serious)78.921022.7274
goof-off (not studious)78.817020.8110
jaded (not innocent)78.838625.040
hunter (not gatherer)78.531624.449
opinionated (not neutral)78.374825.546
extraordinary (not mundane)78.241821.6245
charming (not awkward)78.135324.2270
cynical (not gullible)77.737422.227
perceptive (not unobservant)77.676218.730
crafty (not scholarly)77.228020.2248
alpha (not beta)77.253226.6214
open-minded (not close-minded)77.122523.5229
avant-garde (not classical)76.79918.8183
👻 (not 🤖)76.711020.994
🥾 (not 👟)76.720829.1112
chatty (not reserved)76.637925.1244
creative (not conventional)76.429920.8243
beautiful (not ugly)76.388021.5255
slacker (not workaholic)76.210120.0225
loyal (not traitorous)76.190424.3217
complicated (not simple)76.148024.1231
straightforward (not cryptic)76.026326.3251
alert (not oblivious)75.852523.299
skeptical (not spiritual)75.750024.4228
ADHD (not OCD)75.717824.741
persistent (not quitter)75.7124224.1105
exuberant (not subdued)75.730624.547
brave (not careful)75.639422.8281
orange (not purple)75.610725.7228
playful (not serious)75.424521.7224
resourceful (not helpless)75.387324.5219
arcane (not mainstream)75.220621.3205
loose (not tight)75.213329.343
🥵 (not 🥶)75.218922.735
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.135922.7239
plays hard (not works hard)74.917523.3234
bossy (not meek)74.967521.1262
mighty (not puny)74.857023.3205
realist (not idealist)74.721426.9243
efficient (not overprepared)74.721418.739
moody (not stable)74.651722.7277
lenient (not strict)74.423321.0219
extreme (not moderate)74.455923.4262
heathen (not devout)74.216124.6227
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.211525.8254
multicolored (not monochrome)74.224926.8211
fast (not slow)74.156624.0272
soulful (not soulless)74.178623.3266
treasure (not trash)73.990127.9105
traumatized (not flourishing)73.944523.530
backdoor (not official)73.828427.4204
blacksmith (not tailor)73.819525.724
leisurely (not hurried)73.613924.1220
hedonist (not monastic)73.615926.769
ironic (not profound)73.611425.143
impatient (not patient)73.651424.7248
wooden (not plastic)73.640627.838
jock (not nerd)73.530822.9256
twitchy (not still)73.537126.643
weird (not normal)73.444620.0251
ferocious (not pacifist)73.453825.6268
charming (not trusting)73.330327.4230
flamboyant (not modest)73.136826.9252
modern (not historical)73.033823.2240
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)73.016727.295
unlucky (not fortunate)72.825921.9239
high IQ (not low IQ)72.8102021.3257
deep (not shallow)72.844825.3143
chill (not offended)72.715627.642
debased (not pure)72.734423.8254
family-first (not work-first)72.641628.9240
😈 (not 😇)72.637425.7104
macho (not metrosexual)72.619529.540
doer (not thinker)72.545225.643
muddy (not washed)72.417520.632
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.316126.533
spontaneous (not deliberate)72.225526.8239
expressive (not stoic)72.147427.8226
stubborn (not accommodating)72.078828.948
resistant (not resigned)71.955025.4256
lewd (not tasteful)71.816627.8236
rough (not smooth)71.829125.3249
masculine (not feminine)71.672017.7259
always down (not picky)71.38227.322
unpolished (not eloquent)71.223628.3256
real (not philosophical)71.239427.9239
love-focused (not money-focused)71.278026.033
abstract (not concrete)71.021027.4114
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.028526.3153
one-faced (not two-faced)71.067628.552
confident (not insecure)70.872626.9262
loveable (not punchable)70.653824.841
never cries (not often crying)70.453223.829
hard (not soft)70.351825.0227
attractive (not repulsive)70.294426.0269
thick-skinned (not sensitive)70.136826.9254
expressive (not monotone)70.161133.235
realistic (not fantastical)69.949627.449
Russian (not French)69.715829.535
young (not old)69.777820.2223
opinionated (not jealous)69.680629.436
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.455429.232
accepting (not judgemental)69.038228.9241
🧢 (not 🎩)68.945531.9102
haunted (not blissful)68.973224.648
social (not reclusive)68.850927.5169
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.737726.2263
disorganized (not self-disciplined)68.624429.2239
hard (not soft)68.656226.3302
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.655526.1222
kind (not cruel)68.695521.7233
disreputable (not prestigious)68.622525.6207
master (not apprentice)68.679827.0246
vintage (not trendy)68.577727.445
armoured (not vulnerable)68.466529.1239
instinctual (not reasoned)68.353626.8245
sad (not happy)68.357619.9251
rock (not rap)68.3108430.833
paranoid (not naive)68.150825.634
competent (not incompetent)67.9114627.2225
cannibal (not vegan)67.843324.132
generous (not stingy)67.767425.744
explorer (not builder)67.647527.7225
unpatriotic (not patriotic)67.510429.4105
contrarian (not yes-man)67.556130.721
artistic (not scientific)67.448124.3277
genius (not dunce)67.383421.2261
suspicious (not awkward)67.374425.8237
protagonist (not antagonist)67.394627.829
good-humored (not angry)67.260427.9230
heroic (not villainous)67.1102322.4259
literary (not mathematical)67.154324.4246
💀 (not 🎃)67.049333.836
demanding (not unchallenging)67.0108528.166
decisive (not hesitant)66.986626.4271
trolling (not triggered)66.916930.137
short (not tall)66.837620.3271
Italian (not Swedish)66.642128.534
giving (not receiving)66.473431.736
involved (not remote)66.386924.2216
prideful (not envious)66.293728.061
depressed (not bright)66.137724.8251
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.180528.8243
pensive (not serene)66.184128.436
oxymoron (not tautology)66.122324.816
urban (not rural)66.087232.5173
moist (not dry)66.031333.638
devoted (not unfaithful)66.0129830.835
🐒 (not 🐩)65.838031.4103
legit (not scrub)65.7104130.5136
interested (not bored)65.792230.751
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.654329.031
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.459031.0212
neurotypical (not autistic)65.399926.2193
interrupting (not attentive)65.348025.538
common sense (not analysis)65.317933.526
Coke (not Pepsi)65.220235.060
androgynous (not gendered)64.94829.5234
disarming (not creepy)64.897323.8225
introspective (not not introspective)64.777526.4140
sickly (not healthy)64.622824.9268
radical (not centrist)64.649730.024
guarded (not open)64.6107230.5278
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)64.581430.320
stinky (not fresh)64.427928.7129
nihilist (not existentialist)64.315628.4186
competitive (not cooperative)64.285629.1226
rude (not respectful)64.242525.2234
realistic (not ambitious)64.229429.059
slovenly (not stylish)64.132826.8239
industrial (not domestic)64.145628.9188
sporty (not bookish)63.847426.4254
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)63.853930.5220
frenzied (not sleepy)63.8118329.143
curious (not apathetic)63.695528.8237
flexible (not rigid)63.537628.8254
individualist (not communal)63.573631.5233
thrifty (not extravagant)63.455629.937
barbaric (not civilized)63.133825.2223
gregarious (not private)63.139229.6243
independent (not codependent)62.991833.8263
romantic (not dispassionate)62.997326.848
suspicious (not trusting)62.872728.5243
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.861330.6207
rhythmic (not stuttering)62.5107228.237
experimental (not reliable)62.452432.447
salacious (not wholesome)62.154632.896
empath (not psychopath)62.194125.942
🐐 (not 🦒)62.074131.1133
folksy (not presidential)62.052730.945
sturdy (not flimsy)61.9101628.448
underachiever (not overachiever)61.918428.735
concise (not long-winded)61.949327.920
astonishing (not methodical)61.840928.0207
thick (not thin)61.843023.5235
juvenile (not mature)61.856326.3216
mad (not glad)61.874825.4121
demonic (not angelic)61.752125.4247
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.757030.748
relaxed (not tense)61.621529.7238
desperate (not high standards)61.638827.757
intense (not lighthearted)61.4103231.737
lost (not enlightened)61.364431.442
chortling (not giggling)61.386331.245
utilitarian (not decorative)61.287027.9206
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.1105333.5105
driven (not unambitious)61.0157628.9235
natural-talent (not hard-work)60.931528.858
variable (not consistent)60.835630.340
🐘 (not 🐀)60.756930.9155
circular (not linear)60.741329.523
emancipated (not enslaved)60.6103630.7219
confidential (not gossiping)60.6108129.2241
democratic (not authoritarian)60.475131.2241
cunning (not honorable)60.155630.6285
😀 (not 😭)60.060629.4113
warm (not cold)59.980624.7217
arrogant (not humble)59.782627.6249
varied (not repetitive)59.733028.8229
anxious (not calm)59.688427.1236
summer (not winter)59.573032.231
no-nonsense (not dramatic)59.462329.7242
📈 (not 📉)59.4101731.4112
poor (not rich)59.355232.1225
mysterious (not unambiguous)59.064330.6260
overspender (not penny-pincher)59.057129.5148
cheesy (not chic)58.875829.926
goth (not flower child)58.848931.734
tactful (not indiscreet)58.799331.1112
earth (not air)58.797832.634
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.636128.9182
outsider (not insider)58.672632.5276
sorrowful (not cheery)58.592626.8253
random (not pointed)58.532330.243
emotional (not unemotional)58.4117429.833
miserable (not joyful)58.393626.096
jealous (not compersive)58.269527.5224
grateful (not entitled)58.272629.242
lover (not fighter)58.172127.038
factual (not poetic)58.087832.157
🦄 (not 🐴)57.957635.6100
whimsical (not rational)57.860528.7286
wise (not foolish)57.791927.3277
🛌 (not 🧗)57.744533.8162
transient (not permanent)57.646729.3207
insulting (not complimentary)57.666929.3212
gloomy (not sunny)57.288926.030
factual (not exaggerating)57.277833.637
not genocidal (not genocidal)57.2125930.026
rustic (not cultured)57.249928.533
💪 (not 🧠)57.145230.9122
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.189134.695
gamer (not non-gamer)57.151735.839
quarrelsome (not warm)57.088029.1256
ludicrous (not sensible)56.959427.6245
pack rat (not minimalist)56.858532.1104
🥰 (not 🙃)56.682635.6165
epic (not deep)56.571835.748
altruistic (not selfish)56.397228.3251
unassuming (not pretentious)56.356530.1120
fixable (not unfixable)56.3101730.942
equitable (not hypocritical)56.287127.0217
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.138430.0175
unprepared (not hoarder)56.149025.8225
🤫 (not 🤔)56.145535.3105
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.163126.738
off-key (not musical)56.085732.338
nurturing (not poisonous)55.7106927.1238
physical (not intellectual)55.656629.9233
🥳 (not 🥴)55.659535.2120
whippersnapper (not sage)55.674832.242
emotional (not logical)55.591029.8243
👽 (not 🤡)55.590332.2103
hypochondriac (not stoic)55.554235.226
vain (not demure)55.482727.3236
everyman (not chosen one)55.367328.927
specialist (not generalist)55.1108029.5172
bitter (not sweet)55.083226.8218
🦇 (not 🐿)54.967533.6104
frugal (not lavish)54.693627.6229
English (not German)54.6164036.139
metaphorical (not literal)54.348033.1278
lazy (not diligent)54.220425.5217
cat person (not dog person)54.284534.625
active (not slothful)54.1159328.6260
crazy (not sane)54.087927.5110
western (not eastern)54.0134334.3154
Greek (not Roman)54.061732.334
unmotivated (not motivated)53.913429.639
luddite (not technophile)53.784125.9185
machiavellian (not transparent)53.684929.831
go-getter (not slugabed)53.5164729.193
melee (not ranged)53.555628.426
practical (not imaginative)53.3115929.9232
🎨 (not 🏀)53.3111935.140
reactive (not proactive)53.394232.019
vague (not precise)53.246127.5231
🤠 (not 🤑)53.1113634.899
oppressed (not privileged)53.158327.936
animalistic (not human)53.044830.2228
reassuring (not fearmongering)53.0108832.836
obsessed (not aloof)52.9134729.4244
💔 (not 💝)52.980635.3159
vengeful (not forgiving)52.790429.6231
biased (not impartial)52.7144829.9232
clumsy (not coordinated)52.558128.3222
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.597731.4203
first-mate (not captain)52.391833.0238
empirical (not theoretical)52.2107929.1212
deranged (not reasonable)52.175730.5111
low-tech (not high-tech)51.991727.2211
objective (not subjective)51.885431.1185
open-book (not secretive)51.364230.339
resolute (not wavering)51.0145129.694
low self esteem (not narcissistic)51.073731.647
touchy-feely (not distant)51.082531.825
nonpolitical (not political)50.977432.3205
socialist (not libertarian)50.275134.9225
🐷 (not 🐮)50.863130.0153
bad-cook (not good-cook)50.698125.227

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Patrick Verona (0.834)
  2. Wynonna Earp (0.828)
  3. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.827)
  4. Eleanor Shellstrop (0.813)
  5. JJ (0.809)
  6. Dean Winchester (0.805)
  7. Fleabag (0.798)
  8. Lillian Kaushtupper (0.795)
  9. John Bender (0.793)
  10. Haymitch Abernathy (0.791)
  1. Ashley Wilkes (-0.635)
  2. Peter (-0.585)
  3. Caleb Prior (-0.574)
  4. Principal Skinner (-0.529)
  5. Cyril Figgis (-0.526)
  6. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.514)
  7. Stu (-0.501)
  8. Charlotte York (-0.499)
  9. Waylon Smithers (-0.496)
  10. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.489)

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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