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Nicky Nichols 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. 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
queer (not straight)95.349.7230
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)93.7349.420
punk rock (not preppy)92.51910.723
bold (not shy)90.916711.6232
funny (not humorless)90.74514.1271
playful (not shy)89.48812.1240
kinky (not vanilla)89.12317.0251
rebellious (not obedient)88.612413.3230
street-smart (not sheltered)87.910615.2216
unorthodox (not traditional)87.86214.2202
liberal (not conservative)87.53417.6108
scandalous (not proper)87.46112.8240
wild (not tame)87.310313.8261
lustful (not chaste)87.05816.5231
mischievous (not well behaved)87.015817.8257
spicy (not mild)86.39815.3262
open to new experinces (not uncreative)86.111716.6236
😎 (not 🧐)86.16019.0100
vibrant (not geriatric)86.18418.919
rugged (not refined)86.15112.8236
scruffy (not manicured)85.96613.9208
chaotic (not orderly)85.89415.5241
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.615417.2227
dominant (not submissive)85.522820.4266
spontaneous (not scheduled)85.310517.2235
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.67419.329
pro (not noob)84.423417.895
interesting (not tiresome)84.011018.7265
loud (not quiet)83.917719.1243
messy (not neat)83.97015.9259
cool (not dorky)83.78716.1108
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.516019.6230
feisty (not gracious)83.515521.0245
edgy (not politically correct)83.010718.6232
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.023616.230
worldly (not innocent)82.919018.4227
intimate (not formal)82.82016.3129
indulgent (not sober)82.611820.7250
child free (not pronatalist)82.07920.5173
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.010921.7117
💃 (not 🧕)81.917422.0173
believable (not poorly-written)81.917618.418
atheist (not theist)81.78521.1217
😜 (not 🤐)81.712020.797
feminist (not sexist)81.625422.8132
extrovert (not introvert)81.118521.1249
assertive (not passive)81.131021.4233
night owl (not morning lark)81.016317.9252
important (not irrelevant)80.940020.8181
direct (not roundabout)80.820622.5226
😏 (not 😬)80.87624.996
🤣 (not 😊)80.75124.287
outlaw (not sheriff)80.118423.7231
zany (not regular)80.014916.9101
egalitarian (not racist)79.947618.5105
impulsive (not cautious)79.720220.8252
hipster (not basic)79.64218.1222
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.415821.397
sarcastic (not genuine)79.315223.7205
deviant (not average)79.220519.2245
anarchist (not statist)79.28220.8134
bold (not serious)78.815822.3261
drop out (not valedictorian)78.89623.7112
perceptive (not unobservant)78.749517.724
charming (not awkward)78.623823.6261
🤺 (not 🏌)78.329320.4103
goof-off (not studious)78.313121.2100
alpha (not beta)78.234625.7209
extraordinary (not mundane)77.830521.3226
efficient (not overprepared)77.79015.227
avant-garde (not classical)77.56817.6180
🌟 (not 💩)77.340923.178
open-minded (not close-minded)77.014923.3219
crafty (not scholarly)76.723120.2252
straightforward (not cryptic)76.518226.0239
creative (not conventional)76.321319.8231
chatty (not reserved)76.327325.1240
loyal (not traitorous)76.261824.2214
complicated (not simple)75.932024.4224
slacker (not workaholic)75.97520.3210
hunter (not gatherer)75.827524.432
resourceful (not helpless)75.759624.2210
persistent (not quitter)75.785223.999
beautiful (not ugly)75.658921.5236
👻 (not 🤖)75.58620.979
freelance (not corporate)75.430427.918
bossy (not meek)75.447520.4254
brave (not careful)75.328022.8270
skeptical (not spiritual)75.336824.8208
realist (not idealist)75.312626.5228
blacksmith (not tailor)75.313625.617
playful (not serious)75.116721.4204
alert (not oblivious)75.138723.792
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.125222.2232
heathen (not devout)74.913023.6213
backdoor (not official)74.820026.1197
plays hard (not works hard)74.713123.4230
moody (not stable)74.734522.8267
🥾 (not 👟)74.716830.1100
exuberant (not subdued)74.725021.834
loose (not tight)74.711329.730
lenient (not strict)74.614521.3214
mighty (not puny)74.542123.5196
orange (not purple)74.510226.2221
extreme (not moderate)74.441023.4244
arcane (not mainstream)74.417321.6200
multicolored (not monochrome)74.416326.9208
leisurely (not hurried)74.39923.6212
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)74.210327.384
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.18726.3245
soulful (not soulless)74.052623.1253
loveable (not punchable)73.830324.226
fast (not slow)73.737924.6258
impatient (not patient)73.637424.9241
debased (not pure)73.523923.7234
traumatized (not flourishing)73.529022.819
hedonist (not monastic)73.214325.869
weird (not normal)73.132519.9241
jock (not nerd)73.021523.1244
ferocious (not pacifist)72.941725.5258
charming (not trusting)72.922827.4220
deep (not shallow)72.929725.3127
high IQ (not low IQ)72.868221.2244
flamboyant (not modest)72.727026.8237
modern (not historical)72.725023.6237
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.712227.923
lewd (not tasteful)72.612827.1230
rough (not smooth)72.419124.9225
treasure (not trash)72.463428.7100
resistant (not resigned)72.339325.4255
family-first (not work-first)72.129328.6227
abstract (not concrete)72.114727.794
unlucky (not fortunate)71.820522.4232
expressive (not stoic)71.732927.6218
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.721124.615
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.732327.825
spontaneous (not deliberate)71.618627.0232
😈 (not 😇)71.527526.897
real (not philosophical)71.428627.7232
unpolished (not eloquent)71.318828.3250
masculine (not feminine)70.949218.1243
hard (not soft)70.837124.5221
Russian (not French)70.410330.623
thick-skinned (not sensitive)70.325327.1246
confident (not insecure)70.153527.4256
folksy (not presidential)70.124327.730
young (not old)69.951220.2204
attractive (not repulsive)69.364426.6266
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.322826.8142
macho (not metrosexual)69.319331.026
competent (not incompetent)69.273825.8216
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.935725.9210
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.727126.5257
kind (not cruel)68.663622.2230
accepting (not judgemental)68.626528.8237
suspicious (not awkward)68.549925.4221
disreputable (not prestigious)68.517126.1202
master (not apprentice)68.555427.0240
armoured (not vulnerable)68.446629.3221
hard (not soft)68.340726.4287
🧢 (not 🎩)68.331432.894
social (not reclusive)68.237127.7159
sad (not happy)68.139220.0242
disorganized (not self-disciplined)67.618829.8226
instinctual (not reasoned)67.640026.8239
🐒 (not 🐩)67.624630.890
explorer (not builder)67.530427.7220
artistic (not scientific)67.032424.2263
decisive (not hesitant)67.062626.3259
trolling (not triggered)66.914331.428
genius (not dunce)66.855421.4252
heroic (not villainous)66.868122.6250
short (not tall)66.826719.9225
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.759828.8242
Italian (not Swedish)66.732027.925
circular (not linear)66.617427.515
chortling (not giggling)66.644729.632
neurotypical (not autistic)66.569525.8188
literary (not mathematical)66.538324.5238
good-humored (not angry)66.441728.4230
involved (not remote)66.260424.6207
depressed (not bright)66.024324.2238
urban (not rural)65.859532.1163
legit (not scrub)65.370930.7129
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)65.264131.993
rude (not respectful)65.130724.2226
guarded (not open)64.970830.1269
variable (not consistent)64.918330.026
introspective (not not introspective)64.849826.3129
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.742930.6206
flexible (not rigid)64.623728.5234
androgynous (not gendered)64.63428.9233
disarming (not creepy)64.665824.3215
industrial (not domestic)64.633128.7183
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.47630.488
nihilist (not existentialist)64.412428.6180
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.340229.8194
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.136730.4208
stinky (not fresh)64.120128.4119
slovenly (not stylish)63.922925.9234
sickly (not healthy)63.915025.1257
cannibal (not vegan)63.838322.820
competitive (not cooperative)63.761528.9222
sporty (not bookish)63.632727.0245
curious (not apathetic)63.565028.3227
moist (not dry)63.428535.726
barbaric (not civilized)63.323825.5215
🐐 (not 🦒)63.047731.1127
gregarious (not private)62.929129.9240
individualist (not communal)62.950131.6221
experimental (not reliable)62.935433.735
suspicious (not trusting)62.852228.3234
rhythmic (not stuttering)62.772131.123
astonishing (not methodical)62.525828.2192
relaxed (not tense)62.014429.2228
independent (not codependent)62.061333.9241
demonic (not angelic)61.934224.6232
juvenile (not mature)61.940726.5202
sturdy (not flimsy)61.770929.428
salacious (not wholesome)61.639633.488
chill (not offended)61.527733.026
emancipated (not enslaved)61.366630.6209
mad (not glad)61.253426.5106
intense (not lighthearted)61.072330.731
driven (not unambitious)60.9106729.1218
utilitarian (not decorative)60.961127.6195
thick (not thin)60.831523.7229
romantic (not dispassionate)60.771625.332
tactful (not indiscreet)60.563331.6101
arrogant (not humble)60.358527.3233
varied (not repetitive)60.319028.4223
cunning (not honorable)60.239430.4273
democratic (not authoritarian)60.251231.4229
confidential (not gossiping)59.870928.8231
💪 (not 🧠)59.828130.5106
frenzied (not sleepy)59.893530.621
🐘 (not 🐀)59.741630.8147
anxious (not calm)59.659027.0227
no-nonsense (not dramatic)59.642330.0243
outsider (not insider)59.449032.5265
🦄 (not 🐴)59.238236.284
poor (not rich)58.739231.9221
jealous (not compersive)58.747727.2217
warm (not cold)58.757224.6213
miserable (not joyful)58.663725.587
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.428128.6180
sorrowful (not cheery)58.363027.0239
mysterious (not unambiguous)58.343131.0253
overspender (not penny-pincher)58.140729.8145
gloomy (not sunny)58.158428.916
wise (not foolish)58.060527.1262
whimsical (not rational)58.040128.8280
📈 (not 📉)58.072232.1106
transient (not permanent)57.632129.4195
😀 (not 😭)57.446229.898
quarrelsome (not warm)57.162128.6254
melee (not ranged)57.032528.918
insulting (not complimentary)56.849529.3203
emotional (not logical)56.761130.0239
lost (not enlightened)56.756030.728
👽 (not 🤡)56.557231.986
ludicrous (not sensible)56.443527.0234
🥰 (not 🙃)56.454435.3150
factual (not poetic)56.462235.631
nurturing (not poisonous)56.370427.2232
vain (not demure)56.258126.9227
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.064335.079
🛌 (not 🧗)56.035334.0143
unassuming (not pretentious)55.939829.9113
altruistic (not selfish)55.863128.8239
equitable (not hypocritical)55.859927.0208
unprepared (not hoarder)55.732825.4217
whippersnapper (not sage)55.353134.727
🤫 (not 🤔)55.232435.394
western (not eastern)55.182734.0140
bitter (not sweet)55.059127.1213
physical (not intellectual)54.940329.9226
frugal (not lavish)54.963427.6214
💔 (not 💝)54.851234.7150
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.730730.0165
specialist (not generalist)54.674729.7156
🦇 (not 🐿)54.648133.589
lazy (not diligent)54.514325.6211
metaphorical (not literal)54.432333.3273
go-getter (not slugabed)54.2108728.584
privileged (not oppressed)54.083527.525
luddite (not technophile)53.859625.9187
practical (not imaginative)53.876829.9226
active (not slothful)53.7107628.8244
fixable (not unfixable)53.773430.628
🥳 (not 🥴)53.447635.1102
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.263931.2199
first-mate (not captain)52.962732.7235
pack rat (not minimalist)52.849932.289
German (not English)52.812934.624
crazy (not sane)52.564627.498
empirical (not theoretical)52.476829.0204
biased (not impartial)52.399229.7229
animalistic (not human)52.334030.7220
vague (not precise)52.335627.3218
resolute (not wavering)52.295229.886
obsessed (not aloof)52.192829.1236
Greek (not Roman)52.155431.223
vengeful (not forgiving)51.964830.0216
low-tech (not high-tech)51.865627.0202
clumsy (not coordinated)51.639427.8212
off-key (not musical)51.671431.724
🤠 (not 🤑)51.577534.488
nonpolitical (not political)51.251132.4195
secretive (not open-book)51.184429.329
libertarian (not socialist)51.084434.6217
🐷 (not 🐮)51.046030.1147
reasonable (not deranged)50.176730.795
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.747733.631
subjective (not objective)50.571231.0173

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. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.835)
  2. Eleanor Shellstrop (0.835)
  3. Patrick Verona (0.828)
  4. JJ (0.802)
  5. John Bender (0.794)
  1. Ashley Wilkes (-0.687)
  2. Peter (-0.634)
  3. Principal Skinner (-0.587)
  4. Cyril Figgis (-0.576)
  5. Mr. William Collins (-0.548)

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: ESFP (r = 0.71)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.69)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.63)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.6)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.57)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.52)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.39)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.3)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.29)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.28)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.26)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.16)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.14)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.1)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.09)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.08)
  19. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.01)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.02)
  22. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.06)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.09)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.23)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.26)


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