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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 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
persistent (not quitter)96.6198.49
rebellious (not obedient)95.2217.6111
contrarian (not yes-man)95.127.110
cocky (not timid)93.6388.912
gendered (not androgynous)93.1177.541
opinionated (not neutral)93.1559.120
night owl (not morning lark)93.049.270
work-first (not family-first)92.5339.2111
flirtatious (not prudish)92.52910.116
freelance (not corporate)92.4279.416
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)92.419.818
stubborn (not accommodating)92.0609.413
jaded (not innocent)91.92611.811
impulsive (not cautious)91.74113.1121
bold (not shy)91.418712.2114
frank (not sugarcoated)90.65916.916
lustful (not chaste)90.12211.4116
arrogant (not humble)90.012412.7117
mischievous (not well behaved)90.012112.3125
wild (not tame)89.98610.197
demanding (not unchallenging)89.911215.422
spontaneous (not scheduled)89.67114.3124
English (not German)89.42618.016
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)89.32714.0119
assertive (not passive)89.29412.9116
chaotic (not orderly)88.87711.3128
moody (not stable)88.68714.0118
feisty (not gracious)88.36113.2125
unorthodox (not traditional)88.38316.041
indulgent (not sober)88.15216.0123
rustic (not cultured)87.989.47
playful (not shy)87.917213.7108
hunter (not gatherer)87.99910.220
masculine (not feminine)87.722913.3133
messy (not neat)87.75213.682
backdoor (not official)87.54016.4111
edgy (not politically correct)87.45612.5117
dominant (not submissive)87.324015.7112
crafty (not scholarly)87.33012.3102
traumatized (not flourishing)87.26310.024
muddy (not washed)87.1179.29
rugged (not refined)87.15013.0115
sexual (not asexual)87.018223.37
🧢 (not 🎩)86.94218.033
individualist (not communal)86.98416.530
🏀 (not 🎨)86.87120.322
alpha (not beta)86.423916.2122
brave (not careful)86.26313.7118
narcissistic (not low self esteem)86.114426.026
street-smart (not sheltered)85.918418.274
decisive (not hesitant)85.716115.4117
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)85.72616.8109
haunted (not blissful)85.611914.218
straight (not queer)85.520419.563
scandalous (not proper)85.312316.2107
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.317415.216
scruffy (not manicured)85.29416.1113
interrupting (not attentive)85.18513.98
instinctual (not reasoned)84.78316.7115
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)84.621620.0106
conspiracist (not sheeple)84.610215.477
🤠 (not 🤑)84.67417.028
competitive (not cooperative)84.530718.2124
suspicious (not trusting)84.317915.2128
extreme (not moderate)84.026514.3120
rock (not rap)83.914723.221
spicy (not mild)83.919115.8135
main character (not side character)83.433532.08
unpolished (not eloquent)83.35020.4115
miserable (not joyful)83.312019.615
disorganized (not self-disciplined)83.27121.0105
unfixable (not fixable)83.16923.018
creative (not conventional)83.014917.4124
urban (not rural)83.014917.729
vintage (not trendy)82.919810.915
quarrelsome (not warm)82.920119.0138
bossy (not meek)82.840218.8107
macho (not metrosexual)82.86117.413
gloomy (not sunny)82.814515.521
experimental (not reliable)82.89824.423
fighter (not lover)82.8989.218
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)82.515617.424
doer (not thinker)82.413821.316
sad (not happy)82.311017.8134
punk rock (not preppy)82.316213.219
💃 (not 🧕)82.226016.732
skeptical (not spiritual)82.123720.3126
bold (not serious)82.114318.2131
resistant (not resigned)82.110922.8131
explorer (not builder)82.09517.8117
loud (not quiet)81.729120.7140
cannibal (not vegan)81.713618.926
charming (not trusting)81.79116.5111
radical (not centrist)81.67419.914
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.539818.9115
impatient (not patient)81.528223.442
tardy (not on-time)80.99623.615
outsider (not insider)80.86220.176
dog person (not cat person)80.713321.411
ferocious (not pacifist)80.731516.6110
self-destructive (not self-improving)80.716114.019
lewd (not tasteful)80.66717.5100
obsessed (not aloof)80.618822.6105
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.322224.6113
circular (not linear)80.11417.021
deviant (not average)80.023819.065
resourceful (not helpless)80.065419.630
expressive (not monotone)80.031413.38
perceptive (not unobservant)79.867122.520
quirky (not predictable)79.812121.510
curious (not apathetic)79.624525.3133
fast (not slow)79.632419.0114
jock (not nerd)79.617818.0115
😜 (not 🤐)79.622622.116
rude (not respectful)79.416519.2144
vibrant (not geriatric)79.431814.819
workaholic (not slacker)79.371422.334
exuberant (not subdued)79.321315.518
🐒 (not 🐩)79.38121.517
lowbrow (not highbrow)79.22320.5123
hedonist (not monastic)79.26621.712
heathen (not devout)79.08821.4116
blacksmith (not tailor)79.010323.822
charming (not awkward)78.932421.1106
pensive (not serene)78.513020.120
vain (not demure)78.322422.1105
exhibitionist (not bashful)78.319325.823
important (not irrelevant)78.274627.627
sporty (not bookish)77.823220.8110
entitled (not grateful)77.831818.818
worldly (not innocent)77.847721.3135
funny (not humorless)77.633122.0127
insulting (not complimentary)77.524218.448
focused on the present (not focused on the future)77.46126.9115
driven (not unambitious)77.396320.498
🥴 (not 🥳)77.112526.519
fire (not water)77.141121.418
minimalist (not pack rat)76.99326.517
love-focused (not money-focused)76.960120.817
🤺 (not 🏌)76.749325.521
rough (not smooth)76.419022.7100
lost (not enlightened)76.417425.717
😈 (not 😇)76.231320.324
industrial (not domestic)76.110821.134
go-getter (not slugabed)76.176619.318
biased (not impartial)76.031323.8110
wooden (not plastic)75.928522.49
debased (not pure)75.927622.9126
emotional (not logical)75.831619.0126
intimate (not formal)75.817423.138
winter (not summer)75.724923.919
crazy (not sane)75.729117.920
😏 (not 😬)75.625925.618
kinky (not vanilla)75.328623.0124
emotional (not unemotional)75.359524.416
poor (not rich)74.622715.6120
extrovert (not introvert)74.542425.8119
romantic (not dispassionate)74.253627.722
alert (not oblivious)74.260616.513
secretive (not open-book)74.253131.713
involved (not remote)74.046227.7106
unfaithful (not devoted)73.97230.521
utilitarian (not decorative)73.833624.039
suspicious (not awkward)73.845620.9116
privileged (not oppressed)73.761226.712
believable (not poorly-written)73.779120.519
complicated (not simple)73.657430.6113
lenient (not strict)73.525825.9153
disreputable (not prestigious)73.516418.285
vengeful (not forgiving)73.344022.5111
pro (not noob)73.281922.926
juvenile (not mature)73.228622.044
spontaneous (not deliberate)73.125726.0130
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.971725.4132
always down (not picky)72.86929.818
master (not apprentice)72.669821.649
anarchist (not statist)72.528431.030
frenzied (not sleepy)72.568322.626
badass (not weakass)72.389119.36
unprepared (not hoarder)72.19824.9106
fast-talking (not slow-talking)72.146720.612
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.164027.49
barbaric (not civilized)72.018119.3113
legit (not scrub)72.077428.921
depressed (not bright)71.823224.0124
active (not slothful)71.8103826.499
low-tech (not high-tech)71.435121.0115
slovenly (not stylish)71.418923.7123
freak (not normie)71.439622.014
drop out (not valedictorian)71.326725.320
perverted (not clean)71.325727.324
bitter (not sweet)71.239025.4123
atheist (not theist)71.145729.630
high IQ (not low IQ)71.0112220.1123
independent (not codependent)70.965634.989
competent (not incompetent)70.8106722.3112
sorrowful (not cheery)70.851124.3120
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.831727.621
bad boy (not white knight)70.636828.99
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.630437.010
hard (not soft)70.552423.231
chatty (not reserved)70.451428.3114
flamboyant (not modest)70.344025.7133
goof-off (not studious)70.331327.022
desperate (not high standards)70.322426.220
poisonous (not nurturing)70.235819.939
loose (not tight)70.222431.117
Italian (not Swedish)70.132723.720
confident (not insecure)70.077528.1119
melee (not ranged)69.910429.421
OCD (not ADHD)69.958334.98
anxious (not calm)69.753425.5110
subjective (not objective)69.711928.545
mad (not glad)69.751424.315
motivated (not unmotivated)69.6138429.812
variable (not consistent)69.616425.818
ludicrous (not sensible)69.530125.7128
transient (not permanent)69.512628.847
folksy (not presidential)69.535523.914
soulful (not soulless)69.499727.532
outlaw (not sheriff)69.356122.9118
jealous (not compersive)69.239324.498
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.136626.3101
opinionated (not jealous)68.985631.711
nihilist (not existentialist)68.98028.734
diligent (not lazy)68.8138626.7113
gregarious (not private)68.830729.3127
twitchy (not still)68.856128.613
attractive (not repulsive)68.6103722.8128
resolute (not wavering)68.472227.812
direct (not roundabout)68.281431.8123
extraordinary (not mundane)68.282823.2117
salacious (not wholesome)68.241027.812
deranged (not reasonable)68.138724.314
real (not philosophical)67.957326.764
🐐 (not 🦒)67.943028.932
🐷 (not 🐮)67.817932.229
whippersnapper (not sage)67.728328.322
fearmongering (not reassuring)67.737225.312
paranoid (not naive)67.753720.715
foolish (not wise)67.434723.4126
luddite (not technophile)67.429624.298
hard (not soft)67.361924.4135
cunning (not honorable)67.241027.8156
🧗 (not 🛌)67.175633.537
ironic (not profound)67.030731.815
interested (not bored)66.988625.516
weird (not normal)66.766522.6133
off-key (not musical)66.741128.420
liberal (not conservative)66.668326.119
😎 (not 🧐)66.659328.419
mighty (not puny)66.592423.3110
💔 (not 💝)66.537232.631
astonishing (not methodical)66.428627.4112
provincial (not cosmopolitan)66.030629.5116
sarcastic (not genuine)66.051131.7125
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)66.060725.615
imaginative (not practical)65.936130.6109
tense (not relaxed)65.7115829.0134
flexible (not rigid)65.733632.097
chortling (not giggling)65.671131.318
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.541828.724
efficient (not overprepared)65.574226.226
epic (not deep)65.536426.813
non-gamer (not gamer)65.473537.014
cool (not dorky)65.466529.213
disarming (not creepy)65.397124.142
libertarian (not socialist)65.130329.294
interesting (not tiresome)65.197230.1117
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.049028.7132
🐴 (not 🦄)65.064535.325
cynical (not gullible)64.980939.711
zany (not regular)64.966830.712
sexist (not feminist)64.835223.721
psychopath (not empath)64.742226.814
distant (not touchy-feely)64.566631.614
protagonist (not antagonist)64.4110126.910
arcane (not mainstream)64.359626.4108
avant-garde (not classical)64.336531.540
cheesy (not chic)64.159524.911
heroic (not villainous)64.0115922.3122
stinky (not fresh)64.030529.623
Roman (not Greek)64.029429.019
intense (not lighthearted)63.997929.121
whimsical (not rational)63.847028.2115
prideful (not envious)63.8109530.513
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.786529.69
straightforward (not cryptic)63.492930.4133
dramatic (not no-nonsense)63.465730.146
animalistic (not human)63.324028.9111
thick (not thin)63.042626.383
stingy (not generous)63.043830.111
not genocidal (not genocidal)62.8115035.79
receiving (not giving)62.848033.313
nonpolitical (not political)62.739132.9130
physical (not intellectual)62.544526.9128
idealist (not realist)62.555533.535
offended (not chill)62.374230.716
selfish (not altruistic)62.258129.0126
playful (not serious)62.150326.6113
stoic (not hypochondriac)62.076332.415
loyal (not traitorous)61.9136631.7131
beautiful (not ugly)61.8137322.642
indiscreet (not tactful)61.831127.923
egalitarian (not racist)61.7148322.511
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.5111726.624
tall (not short)61.284221.7128
Russian (not French)61.235222.09
poetic (not factual)61.247727.318
basic (not hipster)61.177926.2125
artistic (not scientific)60.867328.0145
angry (not good-humored)60.857227.1115
trolling (not triggered)60.827730.722
armoured (not vulnerable)60.794929.7131
judgemental (not accepting)60.772331.879
demonic (not angelic)60.656021.4144
exaggerating (not factual)60.471029.715
captain (not first-mate)60.179635.8116
literal (not metaphorical)59.791630.9114
neurotypical (not autistic)59.5127430.5142
long-winded (not concise)59.351930.015
🎃 (not 💀)59.261531.822
👻 (not 🤖)58.973433.714
🧠 (not 💪)58.9120525.824
🤣 (not 😊)58.950529.624
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.930826.010
Coke (not Pepsi)58.948636.610
guarded (not open)58.8129130.0128
🙃 (not 🥰)58.862831.826
moist (not dry)58.860531.918
western (not eastern)58.5112340.524
genius (not dunce)58.3119224.0139
literary (not mathematical)57.899429.2125
🤔 (not 🤫)57.791140.620
unlucky (not fortunate)57.680227.4119
clumsy (not coordinated)57.449728.8119
👽 (not 🤡)57.482330.618
🥵 (not 🥶)57.386730.019
goth (not flower child)57.354229.414
🌟 (not 💩)57.1138429.621
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.084929.2142
orange (not purple)56.871029.691
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.831431.912
kind (not cruel)56.6134022.5132
🦇 (not 🐿)56.665532.114
earth (not air)56.5111832.511
young (not old)56.4113218.5110
social (not reclusive)56.492034.435
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.290832.1104
expressive (not stoic)56.0103332.3132
emancipated (not enslaved)56.0129730.996
chivalrous (not businesslike)56.080221.65
empirical (not theoretical)55.888030.3107
🥾 (not 👟)55.880336.518
oxymoron (not tautology)55.790838.112
specialist (not generalist)55.6107231.732
historical (not modern)55.472728.677
hurried (not leisurely)55.4100730.9127
machiavellian (not transparent)55.281333.511
sickly (not healthy)55.139926.8105
child free (not pronatalist)55.1120432.5112
authoritarian (not democratic)55.072732.4129
extravagant (not thrifty)54.881031.013
hypocritical (not equitable)54.674233.054
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.3109228.336
confidential (not gossiping)54.2127431.7108
common sense (not analysis)54.263927.818
multicolored (not monochrome)54.184133.635
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.070927.312
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.0120522.912
indie (not pop)53.9123836.312
introspective (not not introspective)53.8129531.222
📉 (not 📈)53.740636.327
treasure (not trash)53.6156231.725
knowledgeable (not ignorant)53.6140122.920
loveable (not punchable)53.3123230.311
😭 (not 😀)53.288327.321
proactive (not reactive)53.270639.79
plays hard (not works hard)53.056123.2121
flimsy (not sturdy)53.050830.725
queen (not princess)53.0119837.919
open-minded (not close-minded)52.8119328.2105
one-faced (not two-faced)52.8127233.75
frugal (not lavish)52.7106529.8112
pointed (not random)52.4147225.910
🐘 (not 🐀)52.293330.537
ambitious (not realistic)52.1121439.29
comedic (not dramatic)52.057223.718
repetitive (not varied)51.6120732.743
often crying (not never cries)51.580128.211
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.381429.187
underachiever (not overachiever)51.337534.818
abstract (not concrete)51.178131.721
chosen one (not everyman)51.0110933.021
shallow (not deep)50.962027.834
fantastical (not realistic)50.183429.313
cold (not warm)50.887428.5118
precise (not vague)50.8140228.872
pretentious (not unassuming)50.7114930.118
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.381836.027
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.694530.936

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 (0.838)
  2. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (0.83)
  3. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.825)
  4. Billy Butcher (0.798)
  5. John Bender (0.794)
  6. Han Solo (0.781)
  7. Alex Karev (0.773)
  8. Dean Winchester (0.769)
  9. Tyler Durden (0.768)
  10. Johnny Lawrence (0.767)
  1. Melanie Hamilton (-0.543)
  2. Jane Bennet (-0.536)
  3. Billy Keikeya (-0.507)
  4. Waylon Smithers (-0.505)
  5. Ned Flanders (-0.492)
  6. Edward Ferrars (-0.483)
  7. Leslie Higgins (-0.482)
  8. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.482)
  9. George Michael Bluth (-0.48)
  10. Jerry Gergich (-0.473)

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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