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Nelson Muntz Personality Statistics

Nelson Muntz is a character from The Simpsons. 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
mischievous (not well behaved)95.6148.4403
physical (not intellectual)94.838.4408
rebellious (not obedient)94.1369.7374
insulting (not complimentary)93.958.182
scruffy (not manicured)93.5139.4397
muddy (not washed)93.047.425
💪 (not 🧠)92.8612.1131
rude (not respectful)92.7910.8453
juvenile (not mature)92.7139.372
unpolished (not eloquent)92.6313.6301
rugged (not refined)92.3911.0458
outlaw (not sheriff)92.22614.1339
loud (not quiet)91.56513.4423
quarrelsome (not warm)91.15313.4387
disreputable (not prestigious)91.1514.1330
impatient (not patient)91.04210.5139
slacker (not workaholic)90.91315.582
tardy (not on-time)90.9913.444
cocky (not timid)90.910116.627
ferocious (not pacifist)90.94812.7409
impulsive (not cautious)90.75713.3441
rough (not smooth)90.51212.0367
goof-off (not studious)90.52716.6130
poor (not rich)90.41113.5358
competitive (not cooperative)90.312914.1433
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)90.22614.6106
underachiever (not overachiever)90.1616.449
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.012019.555
drop out (not valedictorian)89.91720.5119
doer (not thinker)89.91314.051
bossy (not meek)89.912414.9394
vengeful (not forgiving)89.78314.7422
dominant (not submissive)89.115915.4489
scandalous (not proper)89.05213.3350
chaotic (not orderly)88.96513.2406
assertive (not passive)88.99817.4339
barbaric (not civilized)88.81613.1404
judgemental (not accepting)88.69117.9251
messy (not neat)88.63813.3290
punk rock (not preppy)88.56813.242
instinctual (not reasoned)88.42115.1378
masculine (not feminine)88.317714.1422
feisty (not gracious)88.25714.5341
wild (not tame)88.210713.5356
😈 (not 😇)88.17812.9122
interrupting (not attentive)88.14514.846
moody (not stable)87.98814.9404
stubborn (not accommodating)87.816818.753
arrogant (not humble)87.715515.6412
slovenly (not stylish)87.72113.6403
lowbrow (not highbrow)87.5619.0339
🧢 (not 🎩)87.42921.7116
traumatized (not flourishing)87.34411.137
edgy (not politically correct)87.15414.7385
jaded (not innocent)86.910911.828
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)86.94325.3363
young (not old)86.810316.7387
stinky (not fresh)86.72217.2188
focused on the present (not focused on the future)86.4617.0419
self-destructive (not self-improving)86.26516.248
rustic (not cultured)86.21219.326
poisonous (not nurturing)86.110516.5124
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)86.14614.0124
cruel (not kind)86.07314.7397
authoritarian (not democratic)85.98621.0345
bold (not shy)85.843118.1425
lewd (not tasteful)85.83216.3426
backdoor (not official)85.86419.8360
selfish (not altruistic)85.613217.1455
plays hard (not works hard)85.63916.7370
extreme (not moderate)85.617614.3365
freelance (not corporate)85.612916.544
mad (not glad)85.57415.3102
desperate (not high standards)85.52918.963
low-tech (not high-tech)85.34315.7368
low IQ (not high IQ)85.31217.2333
cannibal (not vegan)85.27020.140
stingy (not generous)85.28019.453
jock (not nerd)85.17918.4356
thick (not thin)85.15413.8278
🐒 (not 🐩)85.12920.8106
ADHD (not OCD)84.94917.639
🐴 (not 🦄)84.95522.4106
hunter (not gatherer)84.714317.736
demonic (not angelic)84.69314.3385
villainous (not heroic)84.48614.1432
repulsive (not attractive)84.43715.0416
angry (not good-humored)84.36215.8357
crafty (not scholarly)84.35815.9384
entitled (not grateful)84.216415.839
distant (not touchy-feely)84.28613.611
heathen (not devout)84.12419.7395
deviant (not average)84.110819.0256
gendered (not androgynous)84.128423.0111
sporty (not bookish)84.09818.7348
spontaneous (not scheduled)83.913119.9370
street-smart (not sheltered)83.922021.7314
suspicious (not trusting)83.716317.8414
fighter (not lover)83.77121.458
foolish (not wise)83.65417.4446
lost (not enlightened)83.53117.337
bitter (not sweet)83.413116.4355
opinionated (not neutral)82.941720.648
sarcastic (not genuine)82.810823.7369
fire (not water)82.821018.245
dunce (not genius)82.72917.0471
ignorant (not knowledgeable)82.34619.739
disorganized (not self-disciplined)82.26924.0388
offended (not chill)82.213623.135
debased (not pure)82.113919.2348
🤣 (not 😊)82.04720.0144
direct (not roundabout)81.822024.4405
🙃 (not 🥰)81.78019.5158
emotional (not logical)81.713819.7418
whippersnapper (not sage)81.62424.228
ugly (not beautiful)81.63020.987
guarded (not open)81.430620.8357
close-minded (not open-minded)81.49519.5360
straightforward (not cryptic)81.49123.7337
deranged (not reasonable)81.311416.8128
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.15028.7331
cunning (not honorable)81.015719.4437
receiving (not giving)80.914426.416
haunted (not blissful)80.821418.550
salacious (not wholesome)80.814023.898
anarchist (not statist)80.68623.3153
folksy (not presidential)80.68823.637
fearmongering (not reassuring)80.612319.928
off-key (not musical)80.64918.942
resistant (not resigned)80.213223.1375
blacksmith (not tailor)80.17323.034
pessimistic (not optimistic)80.09520.7355
gloomy (not sunny)80.017015.938
lazy (not diligent)79.92221.5394
scrub (not legit)79.92523.0152
chortling (not giggling)79.99425.937
frank (not sugarcoated)79.832028.027
provincial (not cosmopolitan)79.85024.0285
miserable (not joyful)79.817118.7107
sexist (not feminist)79.812722.7139
punchable (not loveable)79.813523.441
unmotivated (not motivated)79.81325.023
outsider (not insider)79.67421.3258
Russian (not French)79.64124.547
perverted (not clean)79.611816.545
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)79.49127.4116
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.27923.3106
experimental (not reliable)79.214121.930
ludicrous (not sensible)79.113220.8382
cringeworthy (not inspiring)78.911720.072
brave (not careful)78.923418.4426
melee (not ranged)78.91929.747
hard (not soft)78.823220.9361
bad boy (not white knight)78.816326.826
cheesy (not chic)78.614121.723
rock (not rap)78.533424.020
🐐 (not 🦒)78.44623.8180
🏀 (not 🎨)78.419025.345
intense (not lighthearted)78.140023.067
alpha (not beta)77.942625.5377
unlucky (not fortunate)77.810820.2377
exaggerating (not factual)77.824323.843
💔 (not 💝)77.713023.9190
💩 (not 🌟)77.68924.9135
real (not philosophical)77.515023.5281
🤠 (not 🤑)77.519125.6101
depressed (not bright)77.48917.2342
repetitive (not varied)77.38125.1162
trash (not treasure)77.37524.0146
🤺 (not 🏌)77.336322.9112
skeptical (not spiritual)77.236622.5387
cold (not warm)77.220722.4380
incompetent (not competent)77.06022.1367
indulgent (not sober)76.926023.1392
macho (not metrosexual)76.912129.745
crazy (not sane)76.823121.5105
night owl (not morning lark)76.829823.5242
sad (not happy)76.719916.7354
nihilist (not existentialist)76.51725.567
nonpolitical (not political)76.46527.8375
individualist (not communal)76.429127.284
luddite (not technophile)76.36922.9280
bold (not serious)76.323924.4380
pack rat (not minimalist)76.27227.1109
orange (not purple)76.08724.5311
animalistic (not human)76.05822.6354
thrifty (not extravagant)75.811826.342
empirical (not theoretical)75.54225.5343
slugabed (not go-getter)75.42426.098
decisive (not hesitant)75.248025.8355
playful (not shy)75.050422.9354
twitchy (not still)75.029024.349
radical (not centrist)74.915628.523
💀 (not 🎃)74.523926.042
spicy (not mild)74.442524.5359
unambitious (not driven)74.41727.2349
🥴 (not 🥳)74.414826.6100
contrarian (not yes-man)74.126229.525
hypocritical (not equitable)74.020326.791
bad-cook (not good-cook)73.918927.942
antagonist (not protagonist)73.913327.418
awkward (not charming)73.815022.6418
psychopath (not empath)73.824723.338
earth (not air)73.725230.137
jealous (not compersive)73.624924.8296
hard (not soft)73.637029.377
western (not eastern)73.515729.2148
demanding (not unchallenging)73.370234.957
trolling (not triggered)73.28532.146
vintage (not trendy)73.152022.843
reactive (not proactive)73.111329.324
biased (not impartial)73.037328.7299
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.012629.429
🐷 (not 🐮)72.910130.4185
dog person (not cat person)72.924429.927
money-focused (not love-focused)72.823227.924
oblivious (not alert)72.614428.6115
libertarian (not socialist)72.510229.2309
oppressed (not privileged)72.314430.340
utilitarian (not decorative)72.234028.184
racist (not egalitarian)72.18423.9113
sorrowful (not cheery)72.037022.2396
gossiping (not confidential)72.022827.3375
everyman (not chosen one)72.014427.022
slow (not fast)71.97423.1385
never cries (not often crying)71.940530.214
whimsical (not rational)71.825323.7369
rigid (not flexible)71.633626.6316
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.427329.2354
unprepared (not hoarder)71.49728.0295
not introspective (not introspective)71.29729.0150
child free (not pronatalist)70.937731.2266
apathetic (not curious)70.85326.8342
literal (not metaphorical)70.728930.8317
frugal (not lavish)70.630528.3295
atheist (not theist)70.638330.575
🤡 (not 👽)70.415128.5100
😎 (not 🧐)70.437030.9118
goth (not flower child)70.420519.120
vague (not precise)70.19525.3215
anxious (not calm)70.143124.0321
armoured (not vulnerable)70.150630.2366
traitorous (not loyal)69.916327.3402
creepy (not disarming)69.914824.8136
unfaithful (not devoted)69.89328.520
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)69.717328.096
tense (not relaxed)69.779227.6393
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)69.621126.636
soulless (not soulful)69.518527.877
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.431130.8165
exhibitionist (not bashful)69.444432.443
uncreative (not open to new experinces)69.313429.8379
intimate (not formal)69.327426.3154
unobservant (not perceptive)69.27936.125
extrovert (not introvert)69.250128.9424
random (not pointed)69.215332.449
artistic (not scientific)69.133419.8386
weird (not normal)69.049322.4427
indiscreet (not tactful)69.013731.6102
suspicious (not awkward)68.757728.3368
straight (not queer)68.783528.9140
ironic (not profound)68.623032.844
worldly (not innocent)68.671626.8379
hedonist (not monastic)68.129729.681
bored (not interested)68.17130.941
frenzied (not sleepy)67.980724.545
oxymoron (not tautology)67.915433.814
basic (not hipster)67.846128.3355
exuberant (not subdued)67.648424.624
leisurely (not hurried)67.521130.3342
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)67.558732.522
mighty (not puny)67.471628.1383
efficient (not overprepared)67.449921.934
pensive (not serene)67.366624.635
vain (not demure)67.245428.6274
secretive (not open-book)67.061428.348
😜 (not 🤐)66.840432.694
clumsy (not coordinated)66.727027.1374
shallow (not deep)66.623931.2133
📉 (not 📈)66.59534.5130
zany (not regular)66.451025.475
mundane (not extraordinary)66.315727.7341
noob (not pro)66.115430.6115
machiavellian (not transparent)66.139528.017
unorthodox (not traditional)65.952232.275
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.761628.9224
prudish (not flirtatious)65.631727.118
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.419029.952
insecure (not confident)65.320729.6406
Roman (not Greek)65.321631.232
🐀 (not 🐘)65.129035.3203
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.061230.5313
conservative (not liberal)65.027234.4104
😭 (not 😀)65.033328.1125
indie (not pop)65.058027.622
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.948528.043
kinky (not vanilla)64.945127.5318
👻 (not 🤖)64.738031.0100
flamboyant (not modest)64.648229.7394
reclusive (not social)64.638527.2194
uninspiring (not charismatic)64.510230.5306
loose (not tight)64.526434.839
rural (not urban)64.323632.8187
sturdy (not flimsy)64.377728.839
low self esteem (not narcissistic)64.325431.746
genocidal (not not genocidal)64.224430.516
independent (not codependent)64.171334.4310
factual (not poetic)63.954527.944
gamer (not non-gamer)63.930731.851
irrelevant (not important)63.88228.4198
💃 (not 🧕)63.571530.9158
circular (not linear)63.326931.538
🦇 (not 🐿)63.040331.278
🥾 (not 👟)63.043936.6139
freak (not normie)63.056829.764
tiresome (not interesting)62.915828.7341
emancipated (not enslaved)62.976432.0323
literary (not mathematical)62.658021.3281
jealous (not opinionated)62.513432.037
English (not German)62.3114238.941
realist (not idealist)62.250832.780
envious (not prideful)62.29133.059
lustful (not chaste)61.861129.2338
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.646632.848
😬 (not 😏)61.534533.0110
🥶 (not 🥵)61.536433.338
spontaneous (not deliberate)61.337033.1358
monochrome (not multicolored)61.350330.272
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.386334.194
🛌 (not 🧗)61.330333.1163
generalist (not specialist)61.117330.062
badass (not weakass)61.199732.343
funny (not humorless)61.068228.4385
aloof (not obsessed)60.810931.0359
simple (not complicated)60.823633.8378
epic (not deep)60.546727.941
predictable (not quirky)60.544933.223
dispassionate (not romantic)60.426432.537
short (not tall)60.344428.3380
🤔 (not 🤫)60.260936.190
pretentious (not unassuming)60.067733.5105
practical (not imaginative)59.979430.8293
subjective (not objective)59.936934.771
summer (not winter)59.560432.024
cynical (not gullible)59.481135.632
astonishing (not methodical)59.138430.3316
sickly (not healthy)59.126227.2357
variable (not consistent)58.932632.831
long-winded (not concise)58.845429.013
vibrant (not geriatric)58.793032.439
playful (not serious)58.546230.9363
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.559129.2164
asexual (not sexual)58.434230.940
chatty (not reserved)58.366830.9373
captain (not first-mate)58.166535.2340
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.026929.539
common sense (not analysis)57.936228.916
arcane (not mainstream)57.768330.4320
queen (not princess)57.683532.415
slothful (not active)57.515529.4332
expressive (not monotone)57.583133.429
Italian (not Swedish)57.465932.341
gregarious (not private)57.047032.8365
industrial (not domestic)57.062934.374
comedic (not dramatic)57.036031.241
natural-talent (not hard-work)57.035133.041
expressive (not stoic)56.980332.6382
helpless (not resourceful)56.517933.684
conventional (not creative)56.458030.7370
Pepsi (not Coke)56.436638.643
modern (not historical)56.376729.3242
unfixable (not fixable)56.144730.640
concrete (not abstract)56.081933.8110
dry (not moist)55.961529.634
explorer (not builder)55.667931.5360
persistent (not quitter)55.6147034.7106
picky (not always down)55.281431.422
charming (not trusting)55.073921.4317
avant-garde (not classical)54.753931.464
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.1106333.4352
resolute (not wavering)54.1110931.4102
one-faced (not two-faced)53.998335.049
transient (not permanent)53.552231.7106
hypochondriac (not stoic)53.554126.810
fantastical (not realistic)53.462033.137
naive (not paranoid)53.446630.322
cool (not dorky)53.184631.3100
realistic (not ambitious)53.150333.738
family-first (not work-first)52.876629.8349
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.583333.3346
autistic (not neurotypical)52.423229.5318
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.159031.9224
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.081332.8144
wooden (not plastic)51.8117336.431
emotional (not unemotional)51.8111939.313
strict (not lenient)51.389336.1370
remote (not involved)51.130931.9321
poorly-written (not believable)51.18228.832
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.088130.1342
master (not apprentice)50.4107931.5124

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Merle Dixon (0.882)
  2. Sid Phillips (0.871)
  3. Noah Puckerman (0.856)
  4. Jayne Cobb (0.846)
  5. Eric O'Bannon (0.816)
  6. Yao (0.811)
  7. Tuco (0.809)
  8. Bobby Briggs (0.795)
  9. Frank Gallagher (0.792)
  10. Shane Walsh (0.787)
  1. Esme Cullen (-0.754)
  2. Jane Bennet (-0.734)
  3. Eliza Hamilton (-0.719)
  4. Princess Celestia (-0.719)
  5. Melanie Hamilton (-0.711)
  6. Maid Marian (-0.705)
  7. Linda Martin (-0.695)
  8. Dr. James Wilson (-0.693)
  9. Jimmy Palmer (-0.693)
  10. Carlisle Cullen (-0.69)

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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