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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)95.8128.1400
physical (not intellectual)94.938.0422
insulting (not complimentary)93.768.269
rebellious (not obedient)93.63210.9377
scruffy (not manicured)93.4119.4391
juvenile (not mature)93.0109.356
rude (not respectful)92.71010.7458
💪 (not 🧠)92.7712.3125
unpolished (not eloquent)92.6413.6300
outlaw (not sheriff)92.51713.5342
rugged (not refined)92.2911.7467
loud (not quiet)91.55313.1420
ferocious (not pacifist)91.14112.0414
quarrelsome (not warm)91.04813.8394
impatient (not patient)91.03510.4136
disreputable (not prestigious)90.9414.3322
slacker (not workaholic)90.81115.977
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.88719.540
competitive (not cooperative)90.610013.1442
poor (not rich)90.61212.9355
rough (not smooth)90.4911.5364
impulsive (not cautious)90.45613.4436
drop out (not valedictorian)90.31419.4113
goof-off (not studious)90.12816.7122
vengeful (not forgiving)89.77714.4416
bossy (not meek)89.611215.3398
scandalous (not proper)89.33712.8350
punk rock (not preppy)89.25712.333
dominant (not submissive)89.113515.5485
assertive (not passive)88.99517.0345
barbaric (not civilized)88.61513.4409
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)88.63415.599
masculine (not feminine)88.513613.5412
chaotic (not orderly)88.56313.9405
messy (not neat)88.43413.4288
instinctual (not reasoned)88.32215.0382
judgemental (not accepting)88.18518.0249
wild (not tame)88.19113.5349
moody (not stable)87.98214.9404
slovenly (not stylish)87.81513.5403
😈 (not 😇)87.86613.2110
feisty (not gracious)87.75915.7342
arrogant (not humble)87.613715.9419
lowbrow (not highbrow)87.4619.1344
edgy (not politically correct)87.34814.6390
🧢 (not 🎩)87.23721.8113
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)87.03525.2366
traumatized (not flourishing)87.03510.528
hunter (not gatherer)87.08810.727
young (not old)86.98016.4399
focused on the present (not focused on the future)86.6416.7424
stinky (not fresh)86.31717.4180
poisonous (not nurturing)86.18317.4126
selfish (not altruistic)85.811416.7451
cruel (not kind)85.86714.8390
bold (not shy)85.737517.3426
extreme (not moderate)85.715813.8368
backdoor (not official)85.75419.4361
lewd (not tasteful)85.62516.4436
plays hard (not works hard)85.63616.6370
authoritarian (not democratic)85.58521.7354
low IQ (not high IQ)85.31217.2333
low-tech (not high-tech)85.23715.7372
mad (not glad)85.26215.597
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.06314.7115
self-destructive (not self-improving)85.06917.039
thick (not thin)84.94913.7277
jock (not nerd)84.86719.1369
demonic (not angelic)84.77614.3383
sporty (not bookish)84.77517.8348
🐴 (not 🦄)84.74822.299
freelance (not corporate)84.712917.534
angry (not good-humored)84.55315.6355
gendered (not androgynous)84.426622.5118
cannibal (not vegan)84.47621.334
villainous (not heroic)84.37414.4441
repulsive (not attractive)84.23214.9421
crafty (not scholarly)84.26115.9390
street-smart (not sheltered)84.218321.3314
🐒 (not 🐩)84.22922.6102
heathen (not devout)84.12419.8396
bitter (not sweet)84.010615.8366
spontaneous (not scheduled)83.812120.3370
suspicious (not trusting)83.714817.7419
deviant (not average)83.710719.1249
foolish (not wise)83.14317.6439
lost (not enlightened)83.03019.129
🤣 (not 😊)82.83318.8137
sarcastic (not genuine)82.79523.8372
dunce (not genius)82.62617.0469
🙃 (not 🥰)82.56718.8155
disorganized (not self-disciplined)82.36023.8393
debased (not pure)82.212418.9340
offended (not chill)82.012423.833
direct (not roundabout)81.918524.3412
emotional (not logical)81.812019.6425
straightforward (not cryptic)81.67423.4336
close-minded (not open-minded)81.68518.9363
whippersnapper (not sage)81.52824.727
guarded (not open)81.425720.9355
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.24828.6329
cunning (not honorable)81.014119.6449
blacksmith (not tailor)80.96323.231
anarchist (not statist)80.86323.0156
scrub (not legit)80.82022.6148
provincial (not cosmopolitan)80.63823.5280
salacious (not wholesome)80.412524.596
deranged (not reasonable)80.410617.1123
lazy (not diligent)80.21821.1410
resistant (not resigned)80.211623.4388
outsider (not insider)79.86621.4259
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.79520.8353
folksy (not presidential)79.79924.833
melee (not ranged)79.62328.343
miserable (not joyful)79.514219.097
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.57023.698
Russian (not French)79.33526.538
off-key (not musical)79.35717.935
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)79.27928.5112
cringeworthy (not inspiring)78.99420.568
sexist (not feminist)78.910722.6137
experimental (not reliable)78.912522.627
brave (not careful)78.820118.5424
hard (not soft)78.720320.9367
ludicrous (not sensible)78.611521.1387
alpha (not beta)78.634224.9379
ugly (not beautiful)78.63724.377
🤺 (not 🏌)78.528921.9110
punchable (not loveable)78.512423.935
🤠 (not 🤑)78.414024.796
ignorant (not knowledgeable)78.25823.433
repetitive (not varied)78.16924.9158
unlucky (not fortunate)77.99920.2382
nihilist (not existentialist)77.91224.959
🐐 (not 🦒)77.94724.3172
gloomy (not sunny)77.719217.427
depressed (not bright)77.76617.0341
💔 (not 💝)77.710924.0178
skeptical (not spiritual)77.629722.0390
cold (not warm)77.517122.1384
night owl (not morning lark)77.524122.9243
💩 (not 🌟)77.38124.3130
chortling (not giggling)77.312826.533
real (not philosophical)77.213524.2278
sad (not happy)76.916316.7358
trash (not treasure)76.96424.1138
oppressed (not privileged)76.97026.029
indulgent (not sober)76.622723.5407
incompetent (not competent)76.65522.3376
crazy (not sane)76.518921.1102
nonpolitical (not political)76.35528.0375
animalistic (not human)76.24522.3358
orange (not purple)76.28924.1318
luddite (not technophile)75.98122.8289
macho (not metrosexual)75.911230.442
bold (not serious)75.820524.9381
individualist (not communal)75.525327.582
hypocritical (not equitable)75.414826.685
decisive (not hesitant)75.241025.8356
intense (not lighthearted)75.141824.652
oblivious (not alert)75.110126.4115
playful (not shy)75.043123.1360
empirical (not theoretical)74.95125.9350
spicy (not mild)74.835724.2362
pack rat (not minimalist)74.77928.3107
western (not eastern)74.311228.2143
awkward (not charming)74.112522.2422
jealous (not compersive)74.021424.2293
unambitious (not driven)73.91927.3353
hard (not soft)73.931129.869
🐷 (not 🐮)73.77830.4177
biased (not impartial)73.631828.1298
🥴 (not 🥳)73.614126.395
slugabed (not go-getter)73.52627.298
unobservant (not perceptive)73.24434.820
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.011730.427
🤡 (not 👽)72.89826.792
utilitarian (not decorative)72.530827.978
racist (not egalitarian)72.37123.5111
libertarian (not socialist)72.29329.5314
trolling (not triggered)72.28431.336
sorrowful (not cheery)71.731022.2398
whimsical (not rational)71.720923.7370
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.722429.1366
unprepared (not hoarder)71.67627.8297
atheist (not theist)71.629431.071
rigid (not flexible)71.527426.6323
not introspective (not introspective)71.58428.6150
secretive (not open-book)71.441524.843
slow (not fast)71.16823.8391
child free (not pronatalist)71.132230.9268
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)70.913127.093
gossiping (not confidential)70.920328.0382
literal (not metaphorical)70.724930.8329
frugal (not lavish)70.626828.5287
apathetic (not curious)70.64427.0343
😎 (not 🧐)70.330330.8117
soulless (not soulful)70.215026.174
creepy (not disarming)70.111924.1130
armoured (not vulnerable)70.143330.2369
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.925030.5158
anxious (not calm)69.835524.2325
traitorous (not loyal)69.613727.2404
hedonist (not monastic)69.522529.280
sturdy (not flimsy)69.352525.433
uncreative (not open to new experinces)69.212429.9388
intimate (not formal)69.224226.3155
vague (not precise)69.28625.7212
tense (not relaxed)69.065427.7391
indiscreet (not tactful)69.010532.2102
suspicious (not awkward)68.849928.3377
worldly (not innocent)68.759926.8387
extrovert (not introvert)68.643128.9425
weird (not normal)68.641822.6434
artistic (not scientific)68.529119.9385
basic (not hipster)68.538028.1361
straight (not queer)68.373528.7139
frenzied (not sleepy)68.264322.236
leisurely (not hurried)67.718530.0344
shallow (not deep)67.518331.0127
unorthodox (not traditional)67.441231.770
vain (not demure)67.437328.1281
Roman (not Greek)67.315429.328
mighty (not puny)67.260128.0387
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.836529.633
clumsy (not coordinated)66.422126.8375
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.415728.640
😜 (not 🤐)66.333533.497
mundane (not extraordinary)66.213627.7345
realist (not idealist)65.932531.072
noob (not pro)65.913330.8107
loose (not tight)65.919634.033
conservative (not liberal)65.821734.6107
😭 (not 😀)65.827326.6121
📉 (not 📈)65.89435.1128
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.751329.0229
dry (not moist)65.727125.125
zany (not regular)65.645224.772
flamboyant (not modest)65.437829.3398
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.350930.5321
insecure (not confident)65.216629.7412
reclusive (not social)64.931527.3192
🦇 (not 🐿)64.931330.877
kinky (not vanilla)64.838127.4321
🐀 (not 🐘)64.526335.2196
circular (not linear)64.522132.233
uninspiring (not charismatic)64.49030.4314
efficient (not overprepared)64.456322.428
exuberant (not subdued)64.448425.520
rural (not urban)64.220432.6183
👻 (not 🤖)63.933231.494
independent (not codependent)63.859034.4315
💃 (not 🧕)63.657631.4162
irrelevant (not important)63.47028.1199
tiresome (not interesting)63.213028.3347
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.566433.591
emancipated (not enslaved)62.464732.2336
lustful (not chaste)62.150829.2339
🛌 (not 🧗)62.123932.8157
monochrome (not multicolored)62.040229.664
English (not German)62.092939.040
literary (not mathematical)61.751821.6289
🥾 (not 👟)61.641137.0140
practical (not imaginative)61.463430.6287
factual (not poetic)61.350527.134
spontaneous (not deliberate)61.030633.2361
funny (not humorless)61.056728.5389
subjective (not objective)60.831034.065
🤔 (not 🤫)60.451835.888
simple (not complicated)60.321133.6387
aloof (not obsessed)60.211731.0362
short (not tall)60.238428.3376
generalist (not specialist)60.019031.455
😬 (not 😏)59.931832.7110
Italian (not Swedish)59.250632.334
chatty (not reserved)59.054830.6382
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.021426.327
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.949028.8162
sickly (not healthy)58.720927.1364
pretentious (not unassuming)58.759633.398
playful (not serious)58.637430.7365
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.632334.530
captain (not first-mate)58.354035.0345
variable (not consistent)58.329533.527
arcane (not mainstream)58.255830.1323
astonishing (not methodical)58.133230.4316
vibrant (not geriatric)57.879532.733
slothful (not active)57.712029.3341
expressive (not stoic)57.464632.6381
gregarious (not private)57.239232.5365
modern (not historical)56.764129.7237
conventional (not creative)56.545830.9381
persistent (not quitter)56.5121133.6105
helpless (not resourceful)55.715634.377
explorer (not builder)55.655631.3361
resolute (not wavering)55.588231.299
concrete (not abstract)55.468134.1108
unfixable (not fixable)55.239532.333
charming (not trusting)55.063621.7327
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.288933.2358
dispassionate (not romantic)54.232031.525
transient (not permanent)54.043632.0105
cool (not dorky)53.469830.294
industrial (not domestic)53.364734.367
down2earth (not head@clouds)53.168133.2346
avant-garde (not classical)53.149032.158
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.841431.9226
autistic (not neurotypical)52.417629.6328
family-first (not work-first)52.461929.8348
poorly-written (not believable)52.45828.829
apprentice (not master)52.141231.6116
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.759433.3141
strict (not lenient)51.674035.8379
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.272330.3341
involved (not remote)50.2106731.5324

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 (0.89)
  2. Sid Phillips (0.866)
  3. Jayne Cobb (0.857)
  4. Noah Puckerman (0.855)
  5. Yao (0.823)
  1. Esme Cullen (-0.753)
  2. Jane Bennet (-0.73)
  3. Valentine Wiggin (-0.715)
  4. Melanie Hamilton (-0.714)
  5. Eliza Hamilton (-0.714)

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: INTJ (r = 0.45)
  2. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.44)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.41)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.39)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.38)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.37)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.36)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.23)
  9. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.2)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.06)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.05)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.02)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.01)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.01)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.08)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.09)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.09)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.11)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.13)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.14)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.37)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.47)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.5)


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