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David Nolan Personality Statistics

David Nolan is a character from Once Upon a Time. 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
motivated (not unmotivated)92.81069.229
love-focused (not money-focused)92.04715.535
kind (not cruel)90.59111.234
family-first (not work-first)90.43315.741
devoted (not unfaithful)90.413310.624
active (not slothful)87.814813.032
romantic (not dispassionate)87.66614.738
chivalrous (not businesslike)87.4317.850
loyal (not traitorous)87.233319.638
white knight (not bad boy)86.94015.633
human (not animalistic)86.310716.937
diligent (not lazy)86.148215.030
warm (not cold)86.09111.638
reassuring (not fearmongering)85.93216.329
charming (not awkward)85.710317.735
protagonist (not antagonist)85.713120.830
sheriff (not outlaw)85.48617.340
soulful (not soulless)85.422614.736
sweet (not bitter)85.08713.439
sunny (not gloomy)84.87616.245
emotional (not unemotional)84.618915.329
nurturing (not poisonous)84.313616.144
heroic (not villainous)84.130921.333
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.09816.742
wholesome (not salacious)83.910212.335
civilized (not barbaric)83.822614.227
disarming (not creepy)83.67714.938
🧗 (not 🛌)83.317920.642
reliable (not experimental)83.18918.731
persistent (not quitter)82.675317.843
honorable (not cunning)82.610522.029
giving (not receiving)82.313919.041
😇 (not 😈)82.312314.432
😊 (not 🤣)82.36417.643
masculine (not feminine)82.236822.037
🤠 (not 🤑)82.09121.346
generous (not stingy)82.014716.065
go-getter (not slugabed)81.934919.714
cheery (not sorrowful)81.87612.934
happy (not sad)81.85116.930
optimistic (not pessimistic)81.610424.030
well behaved (not mischievous)81.57813.737
washed (not muddy)81.113717.030
beautiful (not ugly)80.960820.336
extrovert (not introvert)80.821816.133
prestigious (not disreputable)80.815717.024
empath (not psychopath)80.822517.953
social (not reclusive)80.718623.141
overachiever (not underachiever)80.643521.563
attractive (not repulsive)80.545924.040
🥾 (not 👟)80.511924.438
genuine (not sarcastic)80.313221.239
🥰 (not 🙃)80.26023.049
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.140325.934
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.033926.231
😀 (not 😭)79.98321.023
normie (not freak)79.94620.864
dog person (not cat person)79.912324.736
respectful (not rude)79.826722.644
gendered (not androgynous)79.852925.424
treasure (not trash)79.751124.735
bold (not shy)79.373222.933
fresh (not stinky)78.838623.234
privileged (not oppressed)78.837415.640
complimentary (not insulting)78.716720.131
clean (not perverted)78.736225.460
transparent (not machiavellian)78.64620.625
neurotypical (not autistic)78.619015.829
💝 (not 💔)78.613824.739
brave (not careful)78.526019.331
warm (not quarrelsome)78.512519.833
reasonable (not deranged)78.222820.743
politically correct (not edgy)78.28116.154
straight (not queer)78.248329.834
egalitarian (not racist)78.170025.533
pure (not debased)77.719121.341
angelic (not demonic)77.624520.629
altruistic (not selfish)77.623823.735
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)77.335022.531
sane (not crazy)77.313321.348
flower child (not goth)77.232623.127
involved (not remote)77.128126.036
confident (not insecure)77.045218.123
traditional (not unorthodox)76.614622.737
confidential (not gossiping)76.547120.141
healthy (not sickly)76.345826.343
prideful (not envious)76.328316.7101
trusting (not suspicious)76.113827.238
vanilla (not kinky)76.016425.731
driven (not unambitious)75.888723.434
🐿 (not 🦇)75.725222.036
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.715025.844
official (not backdoor)75.611524.336
lighthearted (not intense)75.68423.037
touchy-feely (not distant)75.515622.241
predictable (not quirky)75.58525.441
coordinated (not clumsy)75.455223.729
valedictorian (not drop out)75.455124.453
glad (not mad)75.314918.424
mighty (not puny)75.248423.640
joyful (not miserable)75.216224.349
perceptive (not unobservant)75.275619.333
mainstream (not arcane)75.15919.128
bright (not depressed)74.917220.130
🌟 (not 💩)74.964017.326
morning lark (not night owl)74.512421.936
proper (not scandalous)74.526925.537
workaholic (not slacker)74.578817.929
playful (not shy)74.355123.832
believable (not poorly-written)74.066020.124
one-faced (not two-faced)74.049627.263
existentialist (not nihilist)73.89724.122
🎃 (not 💀)73.717827.346
competent (not incompetent)73.580426.934
communal (not individualist)73.56124.535
rhythmic (not stuttering)73.551521.427
pronatalist (not child free)73.410624.128
poetic (not factual)73.413826.728
🏀 (not 🎨)73.326228.263
rock (not rap)73.366318.526
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.272125.231
legit (not scrub)73.259921.718
loveable (not punchable)73.040225.341
good-humored (not angry)72.938821.536
straightforward (not cryptic)72.835720.339
soft (not hard)72.826123.837
jock (not nerd)72.528425.133
doer (not thinker)72.539629.359
eloquent (not unpolished)72.451224.334
preppy (not punk rock)72.048723.138
gullible (not cynical)72.016222.131
on-time (not tardy)71.863425.158
yes-man (not contrarian)71.78524.029
tall (not short)71.640719.437
demure (not vain)71.618422.727
French (not Russian)71.525122.833
English (not German)71.575227.941
forgiving (not vengeful)71.433125.946
🐴 (not 🦄)71.434726.858
orderly (not chaotic)71.344427.931
literary (not mathematical)71.330527.445
mature (not juvenile)71.346221.644
pro (not noob)71.376725.636
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)71.218329.423
regular (not zany)71.212518.836
sensible (not ludicrous)71.042821.833
compersive (not jealous)70.722620.839
humble (not arrogant)70.329825.540
soft (not hard)70.331019.238
accepting (not judgemental)70.229126.040
😏 (not 😬)70.134427.938
resolute (not wavering)70.053827.629
fixable (not unfixable)70.030516.731
attentive (not interrupting)69.934028.155
chatty (not reserved)69.945823.529
interested (not bored)69.857825.252
water (not fire)69.823324.755
devout (not heathen)69.731328.724
expressive (not stoic)69.648923.028
low-tech (not high-tech)69.635424.233
biased (not impartial)69.551721.530
pacifist (not ferocious)69.322327.329
works hard (not plays hard)69.266929.535
resourceful (not helpless)69.0100427.644
pointed (not random)68.978526.558
opinionated (not jealous)68.972321.037
repetitive (not varied)68.929724.130
💪 (not 🧠)68.821022.036
emancipated (not enslaved)68.756320.120
😜 (not 🤐)68.739025.640
sturdy (not flimsy)68.766425.431
normal (not weird)68.621719.337
historical (not modern)68.634526.733
🤺 (not 🏌)68.471030.332
curious (not apathetic)68.361928.623
sexual (not asexual)68.370529.638
vegan (not cannibal)68.239125.128
smooth (not rough)68.131322.328
explorer (not builder)68.139325.935
tame (not wild)68.027923.746
equitable (not hypocritical)68.038523.728
statist (not anarchist)68.032426.928
feminist (not sexist)67.975221.141
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.824227.148
profound (not ironic)67.820128.436
ambitious (not realistic)67.752127.354
wooden (not plastic)67.760828.357
grateful (not entitled)67.440130.449
cheesy (not chic)67.342627.137
centrist (not radical)67.313725.730
resistant (not resigned)67.271428.339
western (not eastern)67.041428.325
🥵 (not 🥶)66.935926.550
mild (not spicy)66.824931.035
permanent (not transient)66.738430.724
vintage (not trendy)66.676127.564
sporty (not bookish)66.536929.928
basic (not hipster)66.451529.125
physical (not intellectual)66.230422.131
rich (not poor)66.265225.630
tight (not loose)66.270022.133
neat (not messy)66.071724.430
presidential (not folksy)66.050829.328
triggered (not trolling)66.054419.829
stoic (not hypochondriac)66.046826.821
bold (not serious)65.850324.051
simple (not complicated)65.814822.834
domestic (not industrial)65.827924.128
sugarcoated (not frank)65.88225.923
hunter (not gatherer)65.659629.930
tactful (not indiscreet)65.560529.839
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.534424.644
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.448928.229
luddite (not technophile)65.432724.019
alpha (not beta)65.475628.431
self-assured (not self-conscious)65.375628.744
🧢 (not 🎩)65.347230.338
charming (not trusting)65.149131.334
insider (not outsider)65.125530.535
📈 (not 📉)65.158728.739
concrete (not abstract)65.050928.127
high standards (not desperate)64.964723.154
decisive (not hesitant)64.884128.035
precise (not vague)64.874125.230
expressive (not monotone)64.867425.243
classical (not avant-garde)64.651528.036
rural (not urban)64.623729.434
vibrant (not geriatric)64.678827.523
empirical (not theoretical)64.430523.129
😎 (not 🧐)64.255730.947
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.230630.728
refined (not rugged)63.965625.441
musical (not off-key)63.931929.028
master (not apprentice)63.881426.631
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.851832.852
innocent (not jaded)63.726726.934
blissful (not haunted)63.624225.147
knowledgeable (not ignorant)63.493626.632
theist (not atheist)63.329828.730
assertive (not passive)63.294323.037
🥳 (not 🥴)63.228232.538
gracious (not feisty)63.020829.840
badass (not weakass)63.099826.960
calm (not anxious)62.935126.036
multicolored (not monochrome)62.944930.931
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.845628.531
open-minded (not close-minded)62.867719.029
lover (not fighter)62.851421.467
fortunate (not unlucky)62.639427.432
manicured (not scruffy)62.586528.429
frenzied (not sleepy)62.5110423.231
idealist (not realist)62.446129.533
tasteful (not lewd)62.378326.631
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.396027.343
captain (not first-mate)62.363035.639
open-book (not secretive)62.331425.147
conventional (not creative)62.244526.832
Swedish (not Italian)62.238228.336
cocky (not timid)62.296520.335
proactive (not reactive)62.224336.718
stable (not moody)62.126227.237
obsessed (not aloof)62.073825.237
linear (not circular)61.738425.735
summer (not winter)61.758429.830
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.664032.333
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.642827.340
innocent (not worldly)61.527230.136
moderate (not extreme)61.532526.031
spiritual (not skeptical)61.424729.730
modest (not flamboyant)61.365828.740
important (not irrelevant)61.3122826.532
opinionated (not neutral)61.2130029.051
fast (not slow)61.195124.234
practical (not imaginative)60.980831.036
fantastical (not realistic)60.947830.760
rustic (not cultured)60.936730.035
funny (not humorless)60.873826.430
sober (not indulgent)60.747229.835
wise (not foolish)60.671427.247
lenient (not strict)60.351826.544
average (not deviant)60.134831.929
codependent (not independent)60.139333.931
gregarious (not private)60.042329.332
crafty (not scholarly)60.076623.229
consistent (not variable)59.973828.419
earth (not air)59.981130.350
🤔 (not 🤫)59.767025.640
loud (not quiet)59.570929.837
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.546831.320
artistic (not scientific)59.461025.237
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.343333.839
flourishing (not traumatized)59.329127.129
🐮 (not 🐷)59.264627.641
patient (not impatient)59.141933.637
accommodating (not stubborn)59.125033.558
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)58.986634.334
astonishing (not methodical)58.841125.536
political (not nonpolitical)58.772930.033
direct (not roundabout)58.7101027.832
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.680619.332
moist (not dry)58.652129.925
genius (not dunce)58.5100724.741
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)58.560827.942
🐐 (not 🦒)58.582330.042
enlightened (not lost)58.453830.927
cooperative (not competitive)58.344432.823
macho (not metrosexual)58.343327.226
🐘 (not 🐀)58.158628.135
alert (not oblivious)58.095926.649
demanding (not unchallenging)58.0118031.159
deep (not shallow)57.989724.728
chill (not offended)57.945226.236
naive (not paranoid)57.936526.441
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.853828.230
armoured (not vulnerable)57.789128.535
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.772631.632
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)57.370730.729
pretentious (not unassuming)57.379626.733
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.392331.066
introspective (not not introspective)57.296126.821
socialist (not libertarian)57.122831.337
inspiring (not cringeworthy)57.184031.327
💃 (not 🧕)57.194725.133
princess (not queen)57.146533.233
long-winded (not concise)57.153528.831
utilitarian (not decorative)57.091428.931
cautious (not impulsive)56.968630.940
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.991527.635
overspender (not penny-pincher)56.955226.128
conservative (not liberal)56.943833.626
pop (not indie)56.937531.032
minimalist (not pack rat)56.871124.630
👻 (not 🤖)56.669632.333
oxymoron (not tautology)56.674626.411
democratic (not authoritarian)56.578031.134
subjective (not objective)56.556830.826
🐩 (not 🐒)56.472431.037
Roman (not Greek)56.456032.533
exuberant (not subdued)56.385825.927
chaste (not lustful)56.053827.727
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.055127.057
playful (not serious)55.956121.736
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.828724.433
instinctual (not reasoned)55.680231.743
🤡 (not 👽)55.653931.643
extravagant (not thrifty)55.668431.548
flirtatious (not prudish)55.481030.626
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.366127.327
generalist (not specialist)55.338127.232
dorky (not cool)55.265527.338
non-gamer (not gamer)55.294532.859
giggling (not chortling)55.142426.524
bossy (not meek)54.8112332.229
efficient (not overprepared)54.8119029.232
obedient (not rebellious)54.754526.423
hedonist (not monastic)54.779124.218
slow-talking (not fast-talking)54.645523.737
dominant (not submissive)54.5105827.342
rational (not whimsical)54.393333.029
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.337226.526
goof-off (not studious)54.349429.540
frugal (not lavish)54.283728.736
ranged (not melee)54.285631.718
chosen one (not everyman)54.185832.131
epic (not deep)54.073427.273
common sense (not analysis)53.753033.230
open (not guarded)53.635133.529
often crying (not never cries)53.665222.527
stylish (not slovenly)53.5102427.335
high IQ (not low IQ)53.4136024.238
relaxed (not tense)53.331625.739
awkward (not suspicious)53.352024.635
flexible (not rigid)53.363028.930
comedic (not dramatic)53.145028.467
pensive (not serene)53.0137326.351
Pepsi (not Coke)52.958334.271
emotional (not logical)52.886628.638
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.865426.932
ADHD (not OCD)52.854731.563
orange (not purple)52.777236.730
young (not old)52.7101524.435
still (not twitchy)52.659125.469
metaphorical (not literal)52.547128.432
picky (not always down)52.595831.529
thin (not thick)52.0100326.151
unprepared (not hoarder)51.956324.937
street-smart (not sheltered)51.9105131.624
tailor (not blacksmith)51.8103528.327
extraordinary (not mundane)51.5119330.150
spontaneous (not scheduled)51.371330.942
tiresome (not interesting)51.336726.032
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.379731.326
corporate (not freelance)51.368533.334
formal (not intimate)51.280330.229
exaggerating (not factual)51.285529.470
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)51.047234.142
hurried (not leisurely)50.9101929.122
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.257629.258
real (not philosophical)50.4120230.032
sage (not whippersnapper)50.482230.428

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Terry Jeffords (0.809)
  2. Tami Taylor (0.798)
  3. Woody (0.795)
  4. Captain America (0.792)
  5. Clark Kent (0.776)
  6. Robb Stark (0.772)
  7. Rebecca Pearson (0.771)
  8. Mary Margaret Blanchard (0.768)
  9. Nick Young (0.763)
  10. Jennifer Jareau (0.756)
  1. Dennis Nedry (-0.677)
  2. Jian-Yang (-0.602)
  3. Cypher (-0.598)
  4. Sid Phillips (-0.578)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.551)
  6. Moe Szyslak (-0.551)
  7. Gollum (-0.547)
  8. Jeremy Armitage (-0.526)
  9. Arturo Roman (-0.521)
  10. Ian Duncan (-0.519)

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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