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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)95.7128.2412
physical (not intellectual)94.838.3427
insulting (not complimentary)94.357.979
rebellious (not obedient)93.64010.9386
scruffy (not manicured)93.3149.8405
💪 (not 🧠)92.7412.2129
rude (not respectful)92.6810.9467
unpolished (not eloquent)92.6313.5309
muddy (not washed)92.557.522
rugged (not refined)92.21011.6479
outlaw (not sheriff)92.22314.0353
juvenile (not mature)91.82014.469
loud (not quiet)91.66613.0433
impatient (not patient)91.14510.4142
disreputable (not prestigious)91.0514.3331
quarrelsome (not warm)90.95214.0400
competitive (not cooperative)90.711213.0447
ferocious (not pacifist)90.75013.1427
poor (not rich)90.71112.8366
slacker (not workaholic)90.71515.878
impulsive (not cautious)90.55713.4446
goof-off (not studious)90.52416.3131
rough (not smooth)90.41111.5375
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.211620.349
vengeful (not forgiving)89.97714.3427
drop out (not valedictorian)89.81620.2125
bossy (not meek)89.713315.2405
doer (not thinker)89.71913.654
cocky (not timid)89.713717.723
punk rock (not preppy)89.55812.135
scandalous (not proper)89.34412.7357
underachiever (not overachiever)89.3817.449
dominant (not submissive)89.215415.4491
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)89.03115.1109
tardy (not on-time)89.01816.043
chaotic (not orderly)88.86713.8420
assertive (not passive)88.810517.5348
barbaric (not civilized)88.71613.3413
messy (not neat)88.64213.3296
stubborn (not accommodating)88.514718.249
instinctual (not reasoned)88.42114.9390
masculine (not feminine)88.416814.0432
judgemental (not accepting)88.49317.9255
wild (not tame)88.210613.3368
😈 (not 😇)88.17913.0121
moody (not stable)87.99114.8409
feisty (not gracious)87.96015.5353
slovenly (not stylish)87.81813.5412
arrogant (not humble)87.616015.9427
traumatized (not flourishing)87.64210.934
interrupting (not attentive)87.55314.846
edgy (not politically correct)87.45714.6402
🧢 (not 🎩)87.33521.6116
lowbrow (not highbrow)87.1819.5355
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)87.03725.1371
young (not old)86.910216.4406
jaded (not innocent)86.810512.220
stinky (not fresh)86.52217.1188
rustic (not cultured)86.41819.325
focused on the present (not focused on the future)86.4416.9426
poisonous (not nurturing)86.210017.3127
fire (not water)86.113913.345
cruel (not kind)85.97114.7404
desperate (not high standards)85.82818.663
plays hard (not works hard)85.74216.5373
selfish (not altruistic)85.713017.0467
backdoor (not official)85.66219.5370
bold (not shy)85.545018.0439
lewd (not tasteful)85.53416.4442
entitled (not grateful)85.514315.638
authoritarian (not democratic)85.49321.9362
extreme (not moderate)85.418314.4378
low IQ (not high IQ)85.41117.1339
mad (not glad)85.46815.1104
low-tech (not high-tech)85.23915.7376
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.27214.5124
hunter (not gatherer)85.214215.231
self-destructive (not self-improving)85.18016.544
jock (not nerd)85.07919.0376
thick (not thin)84.85214.1290
cannibal (not vegan)84.88220.836
demonic (not angelic)84.78914.3390
sporty (not bookish)84.69317.9355
angry (not good-humored)84.65915.5361
freelance (not corporate)84.614816.939
stingy (not generous)84.58219.354
gendered (not androgynous)84.426722.4120
villainous (not heroic)84.38414.4450
🐒 (not 🐩)84.33722.2106
repulsive (not attractive)84.23515.0429
distant (not touchy-feely)84.27914.310
heathen (not devout)84.12319.7401
opinionated (not neutral)84.136419.245
spontaneous (not scheduled)84.013320.2385
deviant (not average)84.011018.8262
crafty (not scholarly)84.06816.2400
street-smart (not sheltered)83.922321.6319
bitter (not sweet)83.812016.2372
🐴 (not 🦄)83.86623.5103
ADHD (not OCD)83.86417.836
suspicious (not trusting)83.717317.7424
lost (not enlightened)83.63017.536
foolish (not wise)83.45317.6456
sarcastic (not genuine)82.810423.8380
fighter (not lover)82.78821.454
dunce (not genius)82.63017.0476
🤣 (not 😊)82.64318.8141
offended (not chill)82.512223.634
disorganized (not self-disciplined)82.46823.7397
debased (not pure)82.014119.1353
🙃 (not 🥰)81.98619.5163
emotional (not logical)81.913319.5432
whippersnapper (not sage)81.92324.428
direct (not roundabout)81.822024.5417
close-minded (not open-minded)81.79318.9367
guarded (not open)81.530420.8362
straightforward (not cryptic)81.29824.0340
cunning (not honorable)81.115419.5460
off-key (not musical)80.94317.641
anarchist (not statist)80.97622.7161
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.85629.0337
salacious (not wholesome)80.714124.2100
deranged (not reasonable)80.612116.9129
provincial (not cosmopolitan)80.64523.3289
scrub (not legit)80.42322.7154
blacksmith (not tailor)80.46823.034
resistant (not resigned)80.213523.4390
miserable (not joyful)80.217018.8105
unmotivated (not motivated)80.21225.220
haunted (not blissful)80.223319.147
lazy (not diligent)79.92121.5414
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.910020.8361
folksy (not presidential)79.910724.434
punchable (not loveable)79.714123.737
🏀 (not 🎨)79.716524.643
fearmongering (not reassuring)79.613220.525
outsider (not insider)79.67421.4263
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.67223.7104
cheesy (not chic)79.512022.919
🤠 (not 🤑)79.414324.3102
ignorant (not knowledgeable)79.46122.737
🤺 (not 🏌)79.331921.6118
experimental (not reliable)79.313421.930
ugly (not beautiful)79.33823.783
Russian (not French)79.34225.940
gloomy (not sunny)79.318517.031
cringeworthy (not inspiring)79.211820.370
sexist (not feminist)79.212922.4141
bad boy (not white knight)79.015326.625
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.99428.5116
hard (not soft)78.924120.9371
melee (not ranged)78.92129.747
ludicrous (not sensible)78.813921.0394
brave (not careful)78.723618.6434
alpha (not beta)78.441224.8393
unlucky (not fortunate)78.110920.2386
perverted (not clean)78.113316.441
🐐 (not 🦒)78.05223.9181
chortling (not giggling)78.013226.037
💔 (not 💝)77.812323.9189
💩 (not 🌟)77.89324.2134
depressed (not bright)77.58417.2349
repetitive (not varied)77.58525.1163
cold (not warm)77.320022.4393
real (not philosophical)77.216124.1286
trash (not treasure)77.27124.4145
skeptical (not spiritual)77.136722.5395
night owl (not morning lark)77.129123.1251
sad (not happy)77.019316.7364
nihilist (not existentialist)76.91625.962
incompetent (not competent)76.76322.2380
intense (not lighthearted)76.644023.860
indulgent (not sober)76.527023.5410
orange (not purple)76.48824.0324
crazy (not sane)76.422921.2105
macho (not metrosexual)76.412629.944
animalistic (not human)76.35322.2365
nonpolitical (not political)76.26528.0384
frank (not sugarcoated)76.143130.421
bold (not serious)76.124124.7391
contrarian (not yes-man)76.120729.324
individualist (not communal)75.929227.285
luddite (not technophile)75.88023.0293
receiving (not giving)75.820632.216
bad-cook (not good-cook)75.715626.242
decisive (not hesitant)75.348525.8360
vintage (not trendy)75.343121.337
thrifty (not extravagant)75.312727.737
pack rat (not minimalist)75.28528.1110
playful (not shy)75.150823.0364
hypocritical (not equitable)75.018126.692
empirical (not theoretical)74.75726.1353
spicy (not mild)74.542324.5371
💀 (not 🎃)74.524926.042
hard (not soft)74.434529.475
rock (not rap)74.258825.717
twitchy (not still)74.231125.149
exaggerating (not factual)74.133027.443
awkward (not charming)74.014922.2430
jealous (not compersive)74.024524.4300
🐷 (not 🐮)74.08830.0185
demanding (not unchallenging)73.968334.255
western (not eastern)73.815628.7149
radical (not centrist)73.817626.622
unobservant (not perceptive)73.85033.322
psychopath (not empath)73.725220.528
unambitious (not driven)73.62127.5361
slugabed (not go-getter)73.63127.0100
🥴 (not 🥳)73.617126.5102
oppressed (not privileged)73.213229.233
oblivious (not alert)73.113528.3120
biased (not impartial)72.938129.0304
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.912629.530
trolling (not triggered)72.88931.341
antagonist (not protagonist)72.714728.818
utilitarian (not decorative)72.433828.184
whimsical (not rational)71.925923.7375
libertarian (not socialist)71.911629.5318
earth (not air)71.931231.236
racist (not egalitarian)71.87924.2114
everyman (not chosen one)71.714826.520
sorrowful (not cheery)71.637822.4405
rigid (not flexible)71.633026.5329
🤡 (not 👽)71.514127.8100
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.427329.3370
atheist (not theist)71.335830.775
dog person (not cat person)71.327431.723
slow (not fast)71.27723.6397
reactive (not proactive)71.214531.519
gossiping (not confidential)71.223627.8392
unprepared (not hoarder)71.29828.1303
not introspective (not introspective)71.110328.8152
exhibitionist (not bashful)70.940431.738
random (not pointed)70.813532.144
literal (not metaphorical)70.829230.7331
child free (not pronatalist)70.837631.1273
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)70.716027.297
frugal (not lavish)70.630928.4297
apathetic (not curious)70.55427.1348
😎 (not 🧐)70.536531.0121
creepy (not disarming)70.414024.5139
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)70.350032.522
frenzied (not sleepy)70.269722.040
secretive (not open-book)70.152926.850
ironic (not profound)70.019831.942
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.019927.435
soulless (not soulful)69.818026.477
traitorous (not loyal)69.816027.3413
armoured (not vulnerable)69.851930.5377
anxious (not calm)69.744124.1328
goth (not flower child)69.722619.319
vague (not precise)69.510025.5217
tense (not relaxed)69.479827.7397
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.430730.9164
uncreative (not open to new experinces)69.313329.9390
money-focused (not love-focused)69.327132.626
indiscreet (not tactful)69.212632.0107
intimate (not formal)69.128926.6158
extrovert (not introvert)69.051028.9431
worldly (not innocent)68.870326.8392
weird (not normal)68.849022.5440
suspicious (not awkward)68.758728.5382
artistic (not scientific)68.634820.2393
straight (not queer)68.684328.5142
basic (not hipster)68.545128.1366
vain (not demure)67.744228.3290
mighty (not puny)67.470928.0389
leisurely (not hurried)67.322030.3349
shallow (not deep)67.322931.1132
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.339328.739
hedonist (not monastic)67.233531.083
unorthodox (not traditional)67.050031.773
clumsy (not coordinated)66.526426.9382
zany (not regular)66.551124.974
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.517230.249
unfaithful (not devoted)66.510727.119
😜 (not 🤐)66.440633.298
pensive (not serene)66.469624.735
mundane (not extraordinary)66.315627.7347
noob (not pro)66.315130.5111
exuberant (not subdued)66.351125.222
efficient (not overprepared)66.257922.131
conservative (not liberal)66.025934.3109
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.661628.9233
📉 (not 📈)65.610534.9133
insecure (not confident)65.520529.7418
sturdy (not flimsy)65.474927.937
Roman (not Greek)65.322431.232
bored (not interested)65.39632.135
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.160530.6323
flamboyant (not modest)65.146529.4404
reclusive (not social)65.137827.2200
😭 (not 😀)65.033927.2124
🦇 (not 🐿)65.035630.480
🐀 (not 🐘)64.929435.3203
kinky (not vanilla)64.945927.3325
loose (not tight)64.725034.436
circular (not linear)64.624331.537
machiavellian (not transparent)64.642427.918
👻 (not 🤖)64.538331.197
uninspiring (not charismatic)64.410230.4319
rural (not urban)64.323332.7184
jealous (not opinionated)64.311130.531
indie (not pop)64.258826.619
independent (not codependent)64.172034.3318
realist (not idealist)64.145031.877
gamer (not non-gamer)63.930433.248
💃 (not 🧕)63.770131.3165
never cries (not often crying)63.759831.910
irrelevant (not important)63.58528.2202
tiresome (not interesting)63.315628.4351
emancipated (not enslaved)62.478132.2339
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.481433.794
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.221526.833
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.245432.247
queen (not princess)62.273130.314
dry (not moist)62.143026.028
lustful (not chaste)62.059829.1343
English (not German)62.0114839.040
literary (not mathematical)61.960921.7295
monochrome (not multicolored)61.948330.070
🛌 (not 🧗)61.929632.7163
freak (not normie)61.959529.764
factual (not poetic)61.761626.139
oxymoron (not tautology)61.641035.212
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.332032.341
badass (not weakass)61.298631.741
🥾 (not 👟)61.149037.3144
🥶 (not 🥵)61.137432.734
spontaneous (not deliberate)61.037433.2366
epic (not deep)61.044629.039
funny (not humorless)60.968528.6392
expressive (not monotone)60.775934.326
practical (not imaginative)60.677430.9298
😬 (not 😏)60.537432.9115
envious (not prideful)60.511334.053
subjective (not objective)60.337734.269
short (not tall)60.245428.2384
simple (not complicated)60.225233.7394
🤔 (not 🤫)60.261236.290
generalist (not specialist)60.122030.861
asexual (not sexual)60.130829.636
aloof (not obsessed)59.813331.3369
common sense (not analysis)59.630027.113
emotional (not unemotional)59.593240.111
prudish (not flirtatious)59.546325.615
chatty (not reserved)59.065030.7387
long-winded (not concise)59.046531.611
sickly (not healthy)58.926227.0368
unfixable (not fixable)58.639531.739
astonishing (not methodical)58.539430.4324
vibrant (not geriatric)58.594332.236
dispassionate (not romantic)58.529532.435
Pepsi (not Coke)58.526538.743
captain (not first-mate)58.465935.0350
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.360029.2166
playful (not serious)58.146730.9371
natural-talent (not hard-work)58.132632.137
genocidal (not not genocidal)58.133430.912
arcane (not mainstream)57.768930.4329
pretentious (not unassuming)57.774733.6103
slothful (not active)57.615229.4346
comedic (not dramatic)57.334130.039
gregarious (not private)57.246532.6371
variable (not consistent)57.137833.528
expressive (not stoic)56.880232.8387
concrete (not abstract)56.878634.0113
summer (not winter)56.867633.022
conventional (not creative)56.756530.9384
modern (not historical)56.676929.4243
Italian (not Swedish)56.269831.938
industrial (not domestic)56.167334.576
helpless (not resourceful)55.718434.581
persistent (not quitter)55.6147934.0108
explorer (not builder)55.468231.5365
fantastical (not realistic)55.157534.137
charming (not trusting)54.973921.6331
transient (not permanent)54.549432.0109
predictable (not quirky)54.564435.222
resolute (not wavering)54.4109931.6103
cynical (not gullible)54.493537.729
picky (not always down)54.285831.420
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.1106533.3364
avant-garde (not classical)54.155831.964
cool (not dorky)54.182130.8101
poorly-written (not believable)53.65328.231
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.982733.3351
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.849531.9228
hypochondriac (not stoic)52.856328.29
autistic (not neurotypical)52.523029.6329
family-first (not work-first)52.277829.9357
wooden (not plastic)52.2115236.830
naive (not paranoid)52.050630.820
strict (not lenient)51.788035.9387
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.486730.3349
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.272933.4147
realistic (not ambitious)51.256533.539
involved (not remote)50.2128831.6330
one-faced (not two-faced)50.8104234.747
master (not apprentice)50.5107931.6123

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 (0.879)
  2. Sid Phillips (0.87)
  3. Noah Puckerman (0.853)
  4. Jayne Cobb (0.846)
  5. Eric O'Bannon (0.814)
  6. Yao (0.811)
  7. Tuco (0.807)
  8. Bobby Briggs (0.796)
  9. Frank Gallagher (0.791)
  10. Shane Walsh (0.786)
  1. Esme Cullen (-0.752)
  2. Jane Bennet (-0.731)
  3. Eliza Hamilton (-0.715)
  4. Princess Celestia (-0.714)
  5. Melanie Hamilton (-0.707)
  6. Maid Marian (-0.704)
  7. Jimmy Palmer (-0.69)
  8. Dr. James Wilson (-0.689)
  9. Carlisle Cullen (-0.689)
  10. Linda Martin (-0.688)

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. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.79)
  2. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.73)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.64)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.64)
  5. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.59)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.57)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.56)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.51)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.5)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.5)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.5)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.47)
  13. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.46)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.43)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.33)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.31)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.26)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.2)
  19. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.16)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.15)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.14)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.03)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.02)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.01)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.01)


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