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Jimmy McNulty Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Jimmy McNulty is a character from The Wire.

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 500 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
persistent (not quitter)97.267.711
rebellious (not obedient)94.9218.1115
snoops (not minds-own-business)94.7329.79
cocky (not timid)93.6418.912
gendered (not androgynous)93.3197.542
maverick (not conformist)93.2287.110
night owl (not morning lark)93.079.270
work-first (not family-first)92.6329.1113
freelance (not corporate)92.5279.117
flirtatious (not prudish)92.4339.817
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)92.419.818
opinionated (not neutral)92.2848.923
jaded (not innocent)92.22111.312
sassy (not chill)91.8599.09
impulsive (not cautious)91.74213.1121
bold (not shy)91.419412.2114
stubborn (not accommodating)91.4729.214
frank (not sugarcoated)91.25516.517
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)90.9259.910
lustful (not chaste)90.12411.4116
wild (not tame)90.19010.099
mischievous (not well behaved)90.012612.3125
arrogant (not humble)89.912612.7119
demanding (not unchallenging)89.811915.123
spontaneous (not scheduled)89.67314.3124
flawed (not perfect)89.58014.117
English (not German)89.42918.016
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)89.42813.9122
assertive (not passive)89.010213.1117
chaotic (not orderly)88.88211.3129
contrarian (not yes-man)88.62321.511
feisty (not gracious)88.46213.2127
unorthodox (not traditional)88.38516.041
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)88.37218.411
indulgent (not sober)88.15316.0123
rustic (not cultured)88.168.88
moody (not stable)88.09914.1123
playful (not shy)87.917913.7108
masculine (not feminine)87.723613.3133
messy (not neat)87.75313.682
coarse (not delicate)87.610112.512
crafty (not scholarly)87.52912.3104
hunter (not gatherer)87.51119.822
edgy (not politically correct)87.46012.5117
backdoor (not official)87.44216.2114
muddy (not washed)87.4168.810
dominant (not submissive)87.324615.7112
cursed (not blessed)87.38313.211
traumatized (not flourishing)87.26710.024
sexual (not asexual)87.217618.813
lion (not zebra)87.22159.98
🧢 (not 🎩)86.94217.734
individualist (not communal)86.98516.530
🏀 (not 🎨)86.97019.524
rugged (not refined)86.85113.3116
haunted (not blissful)86.79513.820
unstable (not stable)86.415814.710
brave (not careful)86.26613.7119
narcissistic (not low self esteem)86.114426.026
street-smart (not sheltered)85.918718.274
alpha (not beta)85.925517.1123
decisive (not hesitant)85.716415.4119
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)85.72816.8109
manic (not mild)85.619217.67
straight (not queer)85.520619.563
interrupting (not attentive)85.58113.110
bad-manners (not good-manners)85.56814.415
scandalous (not proper)85.412816.2108
scruffy (not manicured)85.39316.0114
innovative (not routine)85.2978.113
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)84.820215.319
instinctual (not reasoned)84.78516.7115
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)84.722219.9107
conspiracist (not sheeple)84.610515.477
🤠 (not 🤑)84.67717.028
competitive (not cooperative)84.531118.2124
prankster (not anti-prank)84.514811.911
suspicious (not trusting)84.218915.2129
cassanova (not love shy)84.211519.410
extreme (not moderate)84.027314.2121
rock (not rap)83.915122.622
spicy (not mild)83.919715.8135
main character (not side character)83.433632.08
unpolished (not eloquent)83.35220.4115
miserable (not joyful)83.312319.615
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)83.214017.325
questioning (not believing)83.214422.916
macho (not metrosexual)83.16016.814
unfixable (not fixable)83.17123.018
creative (not conventional)83.015117.4124
quarrelsome (not warm)83.020318.9139
savory (not sweet)83.01429.111
vintage (not trendy)82.920610.915
wolf (not bear)82.912417.714
bossy (not meek)82.841018.8107
urban (not rural)82.815616.932
gloomy (not sunny)82.814815.521
experimental (not reliable)82.810224.423
fighter (not lover)82.81019.218
disorganized (not self-disciplined)82.77421.7107
doer (not thinker)82.414121.316
gluttonous (not moderate)82.49721.113
sad (not happy)82.311317.7135
punk rock (not preppy)82.316413.219
skeptical (not spiritual)82.323020.2128
💃 (not 🧕)82.226716.732
bold (not serious)82.114918.1132
resistant (not resigned)82.111022.7132
explorer (not builder)82.09717.8117
loud (not quiet)81.730320.7140
nonconformist (not social climber)81.718824.515
comfortable (not awkward)81.714020.611
charming (not trusting)81.79616.5111
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.640418.7117
radical (not centrist)81.67519.914
cannibal (not vegan)81.614418.627
impatient (not patient)81.529023.442
heartfelt (not clinical)81.426312.49
self-destructive (not self-improving)81.216013.820
problematic (not woke)81.021419.48
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)81.019625.919
tardy (not on-time)80.910023.615
insomniac (not slumbering)80.924417.915
ferocious (not pacifist)80.832116.6111
perceptive (not unobservant)80.863121.922
strong identity (not social chameleon)80.841021.912
lewd (not tasteful)80.67017.5100
obsessed (not aloof)80.619222.6105
dog person (not cat person)80.613620.512
vibrant (not geriatric)80.429515.020
exuberant (not subdued)80.419815.819
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.322724.6113
deviant (not average)80.223918.966
expressive (not monotone)80.231212.69
resourceful (not helpless)80.266019.331
hedonist (not monastic)80.26221.113
natural (not mechanical)80.013723.011
energetic (not mellow)80.025815.915
outsider (not insider)79.97321.379
circular (not linear)79.91716.622
fast (not slow)79.832219.0115
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.815124.826
quirky (not predictable)79.812921.510
curious (not apathetic)79.625125.3133
jock (not nerd)79.618218.0115
😜 (not 🤐)79.623422.116
rude (not respectful)79.516519.1145
workaholic (not slacker)79.471822.035
🐒 (not 🐩)79.38621.517
lowbrow (not highbrow)79.22420.5123
blacksmith (not tailor)79.110222.824
unstirring (not quivering)79.026223.77
charming (not awkward)78.933220.9109
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)78.825220.59
naughty (not nice)78.732219.314
heathen (not devout)78.59421.8117
pensive (not serene)78.513620.120
vain (not demure)78.422622.0106
important (not irrelevant)78.276627.627
worldly (not innocent)78.048221.3136
goofy (not unfrivolous)77.924622.613
sporty (not bookish)77.823620.8110
entitled (not grateful)77.832518.818
gross (not hygienic)77.88211.919
insulting (not complimentary)77.824218.150
spirited (not lifeless)77.765921.59
funny (not humorless)77.634722.0127
leader (not follower)77.563627.711
industrial (not domestic)77.49120.738
go-getter (not slugabed)77.470819.519
focused on the present (not focused on the future)77.46226.8116
driven (not unambitious)77.397920.498
sloppy (not fussy)77.25027.332
🥴 (not 🥳)77.112826.519
🤺 (not 🏌)77.048624.922
minimalist (not pack rat)76.99626.517
love-focused (not money-focused)76.961320.817
rough (not smooth)76.519422.6101
lost (not enlightened)76.418125.717
😈 (not 😇)76.232420.324
debased (not pure)76.028522.7129
biased (not impartial)76.031623.8110
emotional (not logical)75.832919.0127
resentful (not euphoric)75.835425.521
intimate (not formal)75.818023.138
smug (not sheepish)75.759431.512
😏 (not 😬)75.626625.618
emotional (not unemotional)75.659223.717
badass (not weakass)75.481617.720
kinky (not vanilla)75.329423.0124
wooden (not plastic)75.331021.310
believable (not poorly-written)74.971620.720
fire (not water)74.949225.721
secretive (not open-book)74.752930.614
extrovert (not introvert)74.543225.8119
poor (not rich)74.523315.5121
proud (not apologetic)74.484428.417
pro (not noob)74.278523.127
romantic (not dispassionate)74.254827.722
involved (not remote)74.146627.6107
complicated (not simple)73.957630.6114
suspicious (not awkward)73.846420.9116
privileged (not oppressed)73.762126.712
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)73.760526.410
juvenile (not mature)73.727921.946
crazy (not sane)73.736119.721
freak (not normie)73.734121.816
engineerial (not lawyerly)73.619329.311
disreputable (not prestigious)73.516918.285
lenient (not strict)73.426925.8154
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.271725.3134
anarchist (not statist)73.228330.731
insightful (not generic)73.256023.810
spontaneous (not deliberate)73.126626.0130
annoying (not unannoying)73.133512.814
frenzied (not sleepy)73.166622.427
spartan (not glamorous)73.142033.88
drop out (not valedictorian)73.024024.922
earthly (not divine)72.942126.814
vengeful (not forgiving)72.846123.0113
outgoing (not withdrawn)72.751030.115
prying (not unmeddlesome)72.763837.115
intuitive (not analytical)72.633827.717
master (not apprentice)72.670921.649
old-fashioned (not progressive)72.432120.09
unfaithful (not devoted)72.38730.723
winter (not summer)72.334725.121
fast-talking (not slow-talking)72.247519.813
forward (not repressed)72.246329.312
active (not slothful)72.1104326.1102
barbaric (not civilized)72.018619.3113
utilitarian (not decorative)72.041626.340
prideful (not envious)72.059729.418
depressed (not bright)71.923923.9126
inappropriate (not seemly)71.935128.011
real (not fake)71.893923.78
unprepared (not hoarder)71.710425.0108
Italian (not Swedish)71.529624.021
harsh (not gentle)71.447626.111
kangaroo (not dolphin)71.320633.415
perverted (not clean)71.326426.725
slovenly (not stylish)71.119923.8125
low-tech (not high-tech)71.037021.4116
high IQ (not low IQ)71.0114220.1124
mad (not glad)71.048324.116
fantasy-prone (not grounded)70.945926.09
independent (not codependent)70.967334.790
bitter (not sweet)70.841325.5124
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.831627.621
rejected (not popular)70.842028.412
competent (not incompetent)70.6108622.3113
bad boy (not white knight)70.637528.99
atheist (not theist)70.649229.633
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.630637.010
opinionated (not jealous)70.677029.514
sorrowful (not cheery)70.553324.5122
hard (not soft)70.553523.231
always down (not picky)70.59730.220
childlike (not parental)70.548429.28
chatty (not reserved)70.452828.3114
eager (not reluctant)70.456233.410
flamboyant (not modest)70.345125.7133
soulful (not soulless)70.397627.633
goof-off (not studious)70.332627.022
desperate (not high standards)70.322526.220
poisonous (not nurturing)70.237119.939
folksy (not presidential)70.234023.215
loose (not tight)70.223131.117
dystopian (not utopian)70.233327.69
confident (not insecure)70.177828.0121
melee (not ranged)69.911229.421
OCD (not ADHD)69.959734.98
anxious (not calm)69.754625.4111
subjective (not objective)69.712428.545
motivated (not unmotivated)69.6141129.812
transient (not permanent)69.513128.847
ludicrous (not sensible)69.431125.7129
alert (not oblivious)69.479223.816
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.337526.1103
jealous (not compersive)69.239824.498
outlaw (not sheriff)69.158222.8119
ironic (not profound)69.124231.816
handy (not can't-fix-anything)69.178121.012
gregarious (not private)68.931429.2128
nihilist (not existentialist)68.98728.734
variable (not consistent)68.819526.821
diligent (not lazy)68.5142026.7114
attractive (not repulsive)68.5106622.7129
whippersnapper (not sage)68.526027.424
real (not philosophical)68.456526.865
resolute (not wavering)68.473827.812
direct (not roundabout)68.282931.8123
salacious (not wholesome)68.242127.812
😎 (not 🧐)68.256328.620
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.238527.913
extraordinary (not mundane)68.085623.2118
🐐 (not 🦒)67.943928.932
🐷 (not 🐮)67.818532.229
deranged (not reasonable)67.741023.515
paranoid (not naive)67.755720.715
evolutionist (not creationist)67.748831.015
easy (not uptight)67.731326.415
interested (not bored)67.685124.917
feeler (not thinker)67.664027.916
foolish (not wise)67.435723.4126
luddite (not technophile)67.430824.298
hard (not soft)67.363024.4135
cunning (not honorable)67.242527.8156
🧗 (not 🛌)67.176733.537
weird (not normal)66.967922.6134
mighty (not puny)66.793223.3111
off-key (not musical)66.741828.420
liberal (not conservative)66.669926.119
sexist (not feminist)66.533523.723
💔 (not 💝)66.538632.631
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.5105735.710
astonishing (not methodical)66.429327.3113
overthinker (not underthinker)66.4102129.310
chortling (not giggling)66.368330.619
overspender (not penny-pincher)66.141528.225
provincial (not cosmopolitan)66.031729.5116
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)66.062325.615
sarcastic (not genuine)65.952831.6126
photographer (not physicist)65.964529.214
Russian (not French)65.823422.911
tense (not relaxed)65.7118129.0134
flexible (not rigid)65.734432.097
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)65.743830.112
imaginative (not practical)65.637830.7110
libertarian (not socialist)65.528529.295
efficient (not overprepared)65.575526.226
epic (not deep)65.537526.813
interesting (not tiresome)65.497830.0119
twitchy (not still)65.471030.114
disarming (not creepy)65.399524.142
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.050728.7132
🐴 (not 🦄)65.065835.325
cynical (not gullible)64.983239.711
legit (not scrub)64.9110633.224
zany (not regular)64.769629.513
psychopath (not empath)64.743626.814
junkie (not straight edge)64.731636.28
charmer (not buffoon)64.7101738.310
intense (not lighthearted)64.597928.522
distant (not touchy-feely)64.567831.614
protagonist (not antagonist)64.4112726.910
writer (not reader)64.144025.77
heroic (not villainous)64.0117222.3122
stinky (not fresh)64.030929.024
Roman (not Greek)64.030129.019
fearmongering (not reassuring)63.946527.513
focused (not absentminded)63.9119336.110
whimsical (not rational)63.848428.2115
arcane (not mainstream)63.663726.7111
straightforward (not cryptic)63.494630.4133
catty (not supportive)63.446730.911
avant-garde (not classical)63.240632.142
tired (not wired)63.226332.211
animalistic (not human)63.124629.0114
dramatic (not no-nonsense)63.169030.250
beautiful (not ugly)63.1136922.944
thick (not thin)63.043226.383
non-gamer (not gamer)63.085036.915
cheesy (not chic)62.965124.112
indiscreet (not tactful)62.830027.025
receiving (not giving)62.848733.313
nonpolitical (not political)62.740232.9130
positive (not negative)62.776324.38
serial dater (not chronically single)62.739838.411
physical (not intellectual)62.645226.8129
trolling (not triggered)62.626230.024
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.692529.812
idealist (not realist)62.556733.535
offended (not chill)62.375730.716
playful (not serious)62.251626.5114
loyal (not traitorous)62.2138431.8132
all-seeing (not blind)62.273122.910
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)62.1112127.026
stoic (not hypochondriac)62.077032.415
selfish (not altruistic)61.960129.1127
cool (not dorky)61.880331.014
egalitarian (not racist)61.7151022.511
hopeful (not fearful)61.689429.29
entrepreneur (not employee)61.596038.711
poetic (not factual)61.249027.318
tall (not short)61.086521.7129
judgemental (not accepting)61.073131.780
artistic (not scientific)60.968927.9146
basic (not hipster)60.980126.2126
armoured (not vulnerable)60.996129.7132
angry (not good-humored)60.858427.1115
goth (not flower child)60.746627.717
demonic (not angelic)60.657821.4144
exaggerating (not factual)60.473029.715
literal (not metaphorical)60.289230.9116
accurate (not off target)60.2112127.99
grumpy (not cheery)60.089919.210
captain (not first-mate)59.981636.1118
🎃 (not 💀)59.960331.323
stingy (not generous)59.952730.612
long-winded (not concise)59.950829.116
bubbly (not flat)59.767135.412
small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary)59.638231.210
neurotypical (not autistic)59.5129030.5142
🙃 (not 🥰)59.462531.427
👻 (not 🤖)58.975733.714
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.931726.010
Coke (not Pepsi)58.950336.610
cringing away (not welcoming experience)58.957230.217
guarded (not open)58.8131430.0128
moist (not dry)58.862031.918
homebody (not world traveler)58.769638.916
🤣 (not 😊)58.652529.025
friendly (not unfriendly)58.5114824.413
earth (not air)58.4103831.812
genius (not dunce)58.3121824.0139
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)58.192433.410
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)57.859732.712
unlucky (not fortunate)57.782027.3120
🤔 (not 🤫)57.792540.620
resists change (not likes change)57.7118636.49
literary (not mathematical)57.6102529.2126
militaristic (not hippie)57.6106230.710
🥾 (not 👟)57.575536.219
👽 (not 🤡)57.484230.618
clumsy (not coordinated)57.351728.5121
🥵 (not 🥶)57.388530.019
🧠 (not 💪)57.2127526.625
🌟 (not 💩)57.1140629.621
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.086429.2142
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.990232.2106
orange (not purple)56.872629.691
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.832831.912
western (not eastern)56.7127340.725
social (not reclusive)56.792533.936
kind (not cruel)56.6136422.5132
🦇 (not 🐿)56.667632.114
meaningful (not pointless)56.5149428.610
young (not old)56.4115118.5110
indie (not pop)56.4114135.913
emancipated (not enslaved)56.0131930.996
specialist (not generalist)56.0107831.333
expressive (not stoic)55.8106232.2133
empirical (not theoretical)55.889530.3107
child free (not pronatalist)55.5121032.4115
historical (not modern)55.473928.677
hypocritical (not equitable)55.372832.656
treasure (not trash)55.3155232.426
machiavellian (not transparent)55.282933.511
sickly (not healthy)55.141126.8105
hurried (not leisurely)55.1104330.9128
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.9108528.237
people-person (not things-person)54.998139.014
enchanting (not disturbing)54.9116724.313
authoritarian (not democratic)54.675432.5130
ambitious (not realistic)54.3115637.810
one-faced (not two-faced)54.3125736.210
confidential (not gossiping)54.2129231.7108
consumer (not creator)54.269530.110
multicolored (not monochrome)54.186333.635
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.0141922.722
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.0122522.912
introspective (not not introspective)53.8132231.222
cliché (not original)53.874828.114
📉 (not 📈)53.741836.327
comedic (not dramatic)53.753924.219
flimsy (not sturdy)53.551130.226
extravagant (not thrifty)53.586230.314
blue (not red)53.595325.911
abstract (not concrete)53.473132.622
😭 (not 😀)53.290327.321
proactive (not reactive)53.271839.79
common sense (not analysis)53.169727.519
plays hard (not works hard)53.057823.2121
queen (not princess)53.0121937.919
🐘 (not 🐀)52.990830.438
noble (not jovial)52.9123727.19
open-minded (not close-minded)52.8122028.2105
oxymoron (not tautology)52.8119237.913
frugal (not lavish)52.7108429.8112
handshakes (not hugs)52.4119533.48
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)52.4111630.717
repetitive (not varied)52.3119032.744
irreverent (not sincere)51.958038.620
pointed (not random)51.8151924.912
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.882527.313
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.678736.128
often crying (not never cries)51.482532.413
punchable (not loveable)51.367530.313
underachiever (not overachiever)51.338734.818
capitalist (not communist)51.2117923.812
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.186829.088
unassuming (not pretentious)51.183329.519
chosen one (not everyman)51.0113433.021
shallow (not deep)50.963027.834
fantastical (not realistic)50.185329.313
cold (not warm)50.889528.3119
precise (not vague)50.8143428.872
nonpartisan (not activist)50.269338.69
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.695830.936

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.826)
  2. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.811)
  3. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (0.808)
  4. John Bender (0.784)
  5. Dean Winchester (0.776)
  6. Han Solo (0.775)
  7. Billy Butcher (0.77)
  8. Johnny Lawrence (0.769)
  9. Alyssa (0.767)
  10. Wynonna Earp (0.762)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.529)
  2. Melanie Hamilton (-0.527)
  3. Waylon Smithers (-0.487)
  4. Edward Ferrars (-0.485)
  5. Billy Keikeya (-0.481)
  6. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.473)
  7. Ned Flanders (-0.468)
  8. Leslie Higgins (-0.467)
  9. Matt Braden (-0.462)
  10. Cho Chang (-0.462)

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 Jimmy McNulty to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Jimmy McNulty is described identify as.

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


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