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Kumail Nanjiani Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Kumail Nanjiani is a character from The Big Sick.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
protagonist (not antagonist)90.6479.825
not genocidal (not genocidal)88.211718.916
funny (not humorless)87.610620.014
bookish (not sporty)87.123510.914
nerd (not jock)86.520212.019
freelance (not corporate)85.715317.916
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.317416.618
main character (not side character)85.328919.010
believable (not poorly-written)84.81069.722
egalitarian (not racist)83.748321.319
English (not German)83.714415.113
everyman (not chosen one)83.72319.116
🧠 (not 💪)83.13199.914
love-focused (not money-focused)82.139216.816
fixable (not unfixable)81.61811.016
emotional (not unemotional)81.533112.720
human (not animalistic)81.431417.320
dorky (not cool)80.910913.719
good-humored (not angry)80.821914.512
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)80.620511.217
urban (not rural)80.623514.413
comedic (not dramatic)80.53917.115
playful (not serious)80.317416.015
straight (not queer)80.343421.718
reassuring (not fearmongering)80.11469.813
persistent (not quitter)79.9106823.518
devoted (not unfaithful)79.180420.121
chill (not offended)78.87911.121
nurturing (not poisonous)78.634518.522
interested (not bored)78.327817.323
🎨 (not 🏀)78.147219.619
liberal (not conservative)77.928222.015
warm (not cold)77.831718.321
playful (not shy)77.751514.121
🧢 (not 🎩)77.223617.019
romantic (not dispassionate)77.241524.519
awkward (not suspicious)77.011417.824
forgiving (not vengeful)76.926017.129
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.961414.822
pacifist (not ferocious)76.713416.617
soft (not hard)76.520915.925
high IQ (not low IQ)76.587115.714
👟 (not 🥾)76.515723.117
night owl (not morning lark)76.439220.916
attractive (not repulsive)76.375117.117
loyal (not traitorous)75.994319.121
reactive (not proactive)75.88619.616
lover (not fighter)75.724421.219
white knight (not bad boy)75.540017.824
democratic (not authoritarian)75.219121.016
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.037212.614
skeptical (not spiritual)74.954915.526
soft (not hard)74.626911.818
chivalrous (not businesslike)74.320011.615
creative (not conventional)73.938017.621
thrifty (not extravagant)73.818914.215
soulful (not soulless)73.583123.117
cheesy (not chic)73.428311.620
expressive (not stoic)73.045418.015
kind (not cruel)72.983316.123
💝 (not 💔)72.930227.018
gendered (not androgynous)72.8105021.720
treasure (not trash)72.4100218.916
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.358122.518
heroic (not villainous)72.189218.214
feminist (not sexist)72.177821.020
extraordinary (not mundane)72.165520.417
anxious (not calm)72.044316.425
complicated (not simple)71.965021.527
modern (not historical)71.838919.921
loveable (not punchable)71.652722.221
expressive (not monotone)71.657424.121
😇 (not 😈)71.445717.411
chatty (not reserved)71.249517.417
civilized (not barbaric)70.978022.022
charming (not trusting)70.838419.413
tailor (not blacksmith)70.650723.719
beta (not alpha)70.630113.619
🌟 (not 💩)70.598026.515
earth (not air)70.542214.213
clumsy (not coordinated)70.226517.122
frugal (not lavish)70.238215.928
wholesome (not salacious)70.155319.631
lenient (not strict)69.935321.524
healthy (not sickly)69.982525.515
empath (not psychopath)69.869624.919
subjective (not objective)69.811614.212
socialist (not libertarian)69.73924.216
artistic (not scientific)69.642922.818
🛌 (not 🧗)69.619521.716
involved (not remote)69.571122.417
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.236917.317
respectful (not rude)69.165620.731
driven (not unambitious)68.9136217.529
first-mate (not captain)68.952321.018
hesitant (not decisive)68.815620.719
🐿 (not 🦇)68.853122.019
fresh (not stinky)68.785915.414
motivated (not unmotivated)68.7142116.616
angelic (not demonic)68.659918.919
consistent (not variable)68.649918.816
gatherer (not hunter)68.641619.315
ironic (not profound)68.425621.529
unorthodox (not traditional)68.360618.213
🤔 (not 🤫)68.231917.017
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)68.146619.813
goof-off (not studious)68.135526.317
cynical (not gullible)68.070622.716
self-conscious (not self-assured)67.916920.020
oblivious (not alert)67.724124.012
intellectual (not physical)67.680122.917
vibrant (not geriatric)67.580123.019
child free (not pronatalist)67.464022.713
curious (not apathetic)67.478021.717
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.394019.219
individualist (not communal)67.160918.516
French (not Russian)67.147215.77
altruistic (not selfish)67.164920.317
imaginative (not practical)67.033522.922
metrosexual (not macho)67.058716.821
flower child (not goth)67.07387.811
cooperative (not competitive)66.933117.114
sweet (not bitter)66.956219.315
preppy (not punk rock)66.972616.119
opinionated (not neutral)66.8130225.417
off-key (not musical)66.741114.514
pensive (not serene)66.681429.118
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.551124.026
disarming (not creepy)66.293918.030
glad (not mad)66.237419.926
indie (not pop)66.27009.313
masculine (not feminine)66.189423.729
reasonable (not deranged)66.070020.522
💃 (not 🧕)65.981215.718
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.843619.624
unassuming (not pretentious)65.829323.719
interesting (not tiresome)65.794020.127
one-faced (not two-faced)65.791724.123
edgy (not politically correct)65.666720.624
open-minded (not close-minded)65.470824.816
gamer (not non-gamer)65.433727.413
weird (not normal)65.371218.322
warm (not quarrelsome)65.348621.116
sarcastic (not genuine)65.352728.314
outsider (not insider)65.348524.128
🤠 (not 🤑)65.376225.214
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.370625.015
frank (not sugarcoated)65.2107926.324
trusting (not suspicious)65.043122.721
lost (not enlightened)64.953119.619
quirky (not predictable)64.849725.714
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.731024.627
🐮 (not 🐷)64.741619.613
lighthearted (not intense)64.728625.234
rebellious (not obedient)64.588015.412
ranged (not melee)64.535015.98
trolling (not triggered)64.521416.814
diligent (not lazy)64.4150719.821
hipster (not basic)64.332523.427
poor (not rich)64.346220.317
knowledgeable (not ignorant)64.3106820.216
messy (not neat)63.945818.818
domestic (not industrial)63.739923.615
🥵 (not 🥶)63.757620.612
intimate (not formal)63.656222.912
🥴 (not 🥳)63.558425.513
cultured (not rustic)63.579319.720
oxymoron (not tautology)63.532916.412
modest (not flamboyant)63.471622.924
lustful (not chaste)63.468817.714
legit (not scrub)63.4115626.015
depressed (not bright)63.249523.316
traumatized (not flourishing)63.289017.716
flirtatious (not prudish)63.270324.317
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.176921.917
multicolored (not monochrome)63.152024.319
claustrophobic (not spelunker)63.124624.821
ambitious (not realistic)63.078927.717
touchy-feely (not distant)63.051018.923
political (not nonpolitical)62.868420.719
unprepared (not hoarder)62.828019.819
circular (not linear)62.834621.814
puny (not mighty)62.625318.717
minimalist (not pack rat)62.656423.925
reliable (not experimental)62.672622.614
neurotypical (not autistic)62.5114324.917
😀 (not 😭)62.553925.915
🤡 (not 👽)62.536833.014
high-tech (not low-tech)62.363119.521
perceptive (not unobservant)62.2140323.618
bashful (not exhibitionist)62.227225.822
clean (not perverted)62.2101519.924
technophile (not luddite)62.048319.611
important (not irrelevant)62.0142827.420
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.041027.811
random (not pointed)62.028721.012
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)61.967221.918
moderate (not extreme)61.838525.035
noob (not pro)61.824518.718
whippersnapper (not sage)61.850028.616
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)61.895726.620
realistic (not fantastical)61.879924.521
real (not philosophical)61.691024.523
introspective (not not introspective)61.695225.525
🥰 (not 🙃)61.667425.322
tense (not relaxed)61.5129220.124
tame (not wild)61.547823.920
young (not old)61.4103016.817
idealist (not realist)61.458727.322
folksy (not presidential)61.456022.013
generous (not stingy)61.492918.814
submissive (not dominant)61.243621.821
slothful (not active)61.214023.718
patient (not impatient)61.244630.417
social (not reclusive)61.274523.324
often crying (not never cries)61.253521.119
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')61.09323.815
beautiful (not ugly)61.0140319.929
frenzied (not sleepy)61.0136017.614
😜 (not 🤐)60.965725.920
vanilla (not kinky)60.865813.623
vague (not precise)60.827317.413
crafty (not scholarly)60.788520.424
🐀 (not 🐘)60.653720.213
sexual (not asexual)60.6107225.020
zany (not regular)60.582326.722
vintage (not trendy)60.5113814.316
opinionated (not jealous)60.5124021.413
vulnerable (not armoured)60.343824.423
accepting (not judgemental)60.366225.016
eastern (not western)60.314123.713
vegan (not cannibal)60.276016.613
competent (not incompetent)60.1141423.921
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.967420.215
honorable (not cunning)59.891325.317
roundabout (not direct)59.825327.313
family-first (not work-first)59.878026.521
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.792618.819
🎃 (not 💀)59.759728.412
desperate (not high standards)59.745323.514
complimentary (not insulting)59.682824.222
princess (not queen)59.648220.512
foolish (not wise)59.555221.622
Italian (not Swedish)59.569319.816
emotional (not logical)59.483323.317
😎 (not 🧐)59.481425.123
scruffy (not manicured)59.257324.121
humble (not arrogant)59.164524.016
emancipated (not enslaved)59.1115123.416
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.075920.112
equitable (not hypocritical)59.080423.525
wooden (not plastic)59.0117222.217
flexible (not rigid)58.954922.526
sane (not crazy)58.969925.213
attentive (not interrupting)58.978018.020
🤣 (not 😊)58.850924.014
factual (not poetic)58.885324.226
dry (not moist)58.864722.713
haunted (not blissful)58.7114522.630
giving (not receiving)58.7102225.520
resourceful (not helpless)58.5150224.724
jaded (not innocent)58.5112622.723
avant-garde (not classical)58.354819.219
obsessed (not aloof)58.2109026.626
🤖 (not 👻)58.263029.118
passive (not assertive)58.134529.517
compersive (not jealous)58.072423.219
oppressed (not privileged)58.048916.925
valedictorian (not drop out)57.9113323.023
mainstream (not arcane)57.850923.826
unpolished (not eloquent)57.856822.023
permanent (not transient)57.882324.713
varied (not repetitive)57.840923.717
indiscreet (not tactful)57.841622.724
🤺 (not 🏌)57.6128726.021
resistant (not resigned)57.5140226.823
impulsive (not cautious)57.383529.515
guarded (not open)57.3133628.515
meek (not bossy)57.345419.017
generalist (not specialist)57.335219.813
weakass (not badass)57.336921.217
doer (not thinker)57.3109629.213
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.273826.227
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.240919.420
secretive (not open-book)57.2111924.727
long-winded (not concise)57.261122.220
biased (not impartial)57.1129525.514
slovenly (not stylish)57.052021.219
explorer (not builder)57.084820.623
stuttering (not rhythmic)57.033826.019
refined (not rugged)56.998224.417
giggling (not chortling)56.844533.323
moody (not stable)56.7115823.719
smooth (not rough)56.779218.325
leisurely (not hurried)56.752924.418
disreputable (not prestigious)56.749222.615
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.532323.723
deep (not shallow)56.5114120.015
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.562125.320
whimsical (not rational)56.465920.919
accommodating (not stubborn)56.435026.522
demure (not vain)56.376721.913
water (not fire)56.359725.316
Pepsi (not Coke)56.249030.220
spicy (not mild)56.1111623.417
nihilist (not existentialist)56.139123.715
deliberate (not spontaneous)55.9111724.815
abstract (not concrete)55.962419.517
OCD (not ADHD)55.9109418.012
twitchy (not still)55.9104825.822
cryptic (not straightforward)55.835724.617
literary (not mathematical)55.8106425.314
centrist (not radical)55.861317.414
backdoor (not official)55.692123.612
grateful (not entitled)55.685122.417
Greek (not Roman)55.553623.214
always down (not picky)55.553522.813
instinctual (not reasoned)55.497520.117
thin (not thick)55.4106613.913
atheist (not theist)55.4108025.616
gossiping (not confidential)55.353624.315
tall (not short)55.2103324.343
dog person (not cat person)55.284229.114
heathen (not devout)55.170026.414
🐒 (not 🐩)55.175427.017
exaggerating (not factual)55.186221.714
bold (not serious)55.096623.028
unchallenging (not demanding)55.033019.613
slacker (not workaholic)54.937419.619
🐴 (not 🦄)54.9100031.015
deep (not epic)54.975525.315
introvert (not extrovert)54.771225.216
gracious (not feisty)54.745724.726
slugabed (not go-getter)54.618022.717
naive (not paranoid)54.652926.030
juvenile (not mature)54.478728.019
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)54.392623.416
sunny (not gloomy)54.276919.923
hypochondriac (not stoic)54.060822.912
subdued (not exuberant)53.967024.726
sorrowful (not cheery)53.8111618.919
methodical (not astonishing)53.8111125.117
average (not deviant)53.862224.415
scandalous (not proper)53.693425.222
mischievous (not well behaved)53.5107624.921
works hard (not plays hard)53.5128723.214
theoretical (not empirical)53.552127.513
chaotic (not orderly)53.486925.913
gregarious (not private)53.463926.614
codependent (not independent)53.460325.019
efficient (not overprepared)53.4145925.427
envious (not prideful)53.425424.718
sensible (not ludicrous)53.3113124.921
sturdy (not flimsy)53.3133223.823
contrarian (not yes-man)53.3119725.917
unlucky (not fortunate)53.298624.228
indulgent (not sober)53.298320.922
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.194225.117
spontaneous (not scheduled)53.080426.216
self-improving (not self-destructive)53.081522.221
awkward (not charming)52.964522.415
loud (not quiet)52.998719.717
utilitarian (not decorative)52.9123027.913
washed (not muddy)52.9120120.920
slow (not fast)52.843420.216
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.8101122.024
brave (not careful)52.7126521.515
pessimistic (not optimistic)52.791930.017
📉 (not 📈)52.644925.518
timid (not cocky)52.645120.620
tight (not loose)52.5129728.422
pure (not debased)52.4102617.813
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.3136922.220
good-cook (not bad-cook)52.389119.216
freak (not normie)52.3105520.317
statist (not anarchist)52.298918.515
low self esteem (not narcissistic)52.270924.915
wavering (not resolute)52.043929.124
tardy (not on-time)51.963924.815
summer (not winter)51.997530.318
sad (not happy)51.8122723.826
outlaw (not sheriff)51.797123.819
bold (not shy)51.6168824.821
lewd (not tasteful)51.660024.322
confident (not insecure)51.6137323.821
sheltered (not street-smart)51.670022.522
purple (not orange)51.597030.414
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.5104524.515
😏 (not 😬)51.5115231.215
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.395024.524
analysis (not common sense)51.3114025.219
underachiever (not overachiever)51.238025.320
genius (not dunce)51.1142222.019
🐐 (not 🦒)51.1141324.217
rock (not rap)51.1174328.314
monastic (not hedonist)50.186419.817
machiavellian (not transparent)50.896424.417
worldly (not innocent)50.7140226.421
literal (not metaphorical)50.7135626.713
master (not apprentice)50.4133620.114
miserable (not joyful)50.6121320.113

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Abbi Abrams (0.691)
  2. Chandler Bing (0.691)
  3. Cisco Ramon (0.68)
  4. Greg Sanders (0.672)
  5. Cameron James (0.671)
  6. Hoban Washburne (0.66)
  7. Hughie Campbell (0.658)
  8. Nino Quincampoix (0.65)
  9. Dustin Henderson (0.65)
  10. John Michael Dorian (0.646)
  1. Firelord Ozai (-0.462)
  2. Byron Hadley (-0.444)
  3. Tom Buchanan (-0.42)
  4. Samuel Norton (-0.42)
  5. Cal Hockley (-0.42)
  6. Cahir (-0.416)
  7. Stannis Baratheon (-0.416)
  8. Father Faustus Blackwood (-0.407)
  9. Coriolanus Snow (-0.405)
  10. King Claudius (-0.401)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Kumail Nanjiani to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Kumail Nanjiani is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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