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Nick Sobotka Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Nick Sobotka 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
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)92.81214.4105
🏀 (not 🎨)91.02210.017
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)90.03417.222
lowbrow (not highbrow)87.1616.9108
🧢 (not 🎩)87.14014.921
sporty (not bookish)84.910812.497
poor (not rich)84.85212.788
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)84.83823.7105
blacksmith (not tailor)84.03513.113
dog person (not cat person)84.06916.025
rugged (not refined)83.89514.3107
unpolished (not eloquent)83.64517.7115
provincial (not cosmopolitan)83.51717.190
jock (not nerd)83.411216.5128
gendered (not androgynous)83.437526.735
tall (not short)82.914414.6127
straight (not queer)82.034322.347
masculine (not feminine)81.645315.4105
rustic (not cultured)81.34310.712
frenzied (not sleepy)81.020812.410
distant (not touchy-feely)81.01654.39
backdoor (not official)80.215319.299
jaded (not innocent)80.135214.38
young (not old)79.940513.0108
freelance (not corporate)79.633225.114
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)79.641719.916
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)79.530514.511
crafty (not scholarly)79.321615.393
apprentice (not master)79.19616.638
desperate (not high standards)78.98822.010
lost (not enlightened)78.911719.521
🥾 (not 👟)78.718425.119
traumatized (not flourishing)78.728218.616
reactive (not proactive)78.54623.611
folksy (not presidential)78.413320.219
drop out (not valedictorian)78.114614.811
basic (not hipster)78.019718.5105
biased (not impartial)77.825120.399
expressive (not monotone)77.737531.29
feisty (not gracious)77.741219.6116
tense (not relaxed)77.557717.5113
impatient (not patient)77.439823.835
utilitarian (not decorative)77.318915.934
physical (not intellectual)77.315821.1120
😭 (not 😀)77.19911.79
miserable (not joyful)76.927620.910
money-focused (not love-focused)76.819618.911
unlucky (not fortunate)76.715919.999
demanding (not unchallenging)76.568024.911
sorrowful (not cheery)76.229217.0105
orange (not purple)76.010720.782
whippersnapper (not sage)76.08818.922
outlaw (not sheriff)75.638721.093
gloomy (not sunny)75.633918.216
sad (not happy)75.529419.994
scruffy (not manicured)75.526422.999
sexist (not feminist)75.320512.824
doer (not thinker)75.334821.310
conservative (not liberal)75.214815.813
emotional (not logical)74.934522.4108
rough (not smooth)74.822716.591
mad (not glad)74.734524.816
Russian (not French)74.59517.814
chortling (not giggling)74.427215.813
💪 (not 🧠)74.316324.927
messy (not neat)74.325820.969
predictable (not quirky)74.311719.78
melee (not ranged)74.25216.816
everyman (not chosen one)74.112626.910
angry (not good-humored)74.021719.579
edgy (not politically correct)73.938016.6104
lustful (not chaste)73.936019.596
fighter (not lover)73.828714.816
winter (not summer)73.730623.916
frank (not sugarcoated)73.76728.96
guarded (not open)73.674319.692
low-tech (not high-tech)73.628820.5103
cocky (not timid)73.573717.812
anxious (not calm)73.439421.1113
haunted (not blissful)73.457325.711
pensive (not serene)73.337813.917
real (not philosophical)73.231619.359
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.146216.213
bold (not shy)72.8110519.7121
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.722723.234
moody (not stable)72.661023.7103
mischievous (not well behaved)72.662822.8123
quarrelsome (not warm)72.546921.895
slovenly (not stylish)72.417120.1108
family-first (not work-first)72.343722.895
🐴 (not 🦄)72.337727.925
stubborn (not accommodating)72.379628.19
🐒 (not 🐩)72.321924.218
literal (not metaphorical)72.127024.580
disreputable (not prestigious)71.918423.385
ferocious (not pacifist)71.859321.595
dramatic (not comedic)71.867117.312
depressed (not bright)71.623719.891
debased (not pure)71.537522.3100
straightforward (not cryptic)71.449123.993
earth (not air)71.338218.99
luddite (not technophile)71.217020.288
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.140226.926
opinionated (not neutral)71.0112822.911
assertive (not passive)70.881922.197
foolish (not wise)70.726923.9101
unprepared (not hoarder)70.611822.588
believable (not poorly-written)70.6103418.019
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.636024.877
wild (not tame)70.367122.285
salacious (not wholesome)70.036323.710
trash (not treasure)70.013523.825
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)70.021525.420
eastern (not western)69.94636.119
lewd (not tasteful)69.920221.1104
sexual (not asexual)69.775425.611
instinctual (not reasoned)69.651525.599
industrial (not domestic)69.626623.138
English (not German)69.4103224.39
juvenile (not mature)69.437722.334
vibrant (not geriatric)69.373921.121
rock (not rap)69.3105322.58
📉 (not 📈)69.17827.522
underachiever (not overachiever)69.111516.514
bitter (not sweet)69.045921.282
first-mate (not captain)68.952328.385
dunce (not genius)68.918721.7128
🤡 (not 👽)68.722523.912
monochrome (not multicolored)68.537818.323
neurotypical (not autistic)68.483322.782
rebellious (not obedient)68.179325.191
stinky (not fresh)68.021922.227
emotional (not unemotional)68.089130.712
side character (not main character)68.053722.49
skeptical (not spiritual)67.985623.784
mundane (not extraordinary)67.914824.094
offended (not chill)67.855428.921
entitled (not grateful)67.654024.612
serious (not playful)67.676925.4102
cheesy (not chic)67.648121.75
triggered (not trolling)67.557726.916
scandalous (not proper)67.357924.592
wavering (not resolute)67.28926.313
💔 (not 💝)67.135925.723
🙃 (not 🥰)67.139125.725
vengeful (not forgiving)67.057425.196
repetitive (not varied)67.039919.234
ignorant (not knowledgeable)66.920526.416
macho (not metrosexual)66.931624.114
bad boy (not white knight)66.744320.922
💩 (not 🌟)66.621926.024
street-smart (not sheltered)66.679026.476
persistent (not quitter)66.4164031.919
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.465621.39
fearmongering (not reassuring)66.440618.312
tautology (not oxymoron)66.45616.45
off-key (not musical)66.343021.518
classical (not avant-garde)66.253423.634
vintage (not trendy)66.191817.710
close-minded (not open-minded)65.934023.9105
punchable (not loveable)65.837228.415
😈 (not 😇)65.754027.624
muddy (not washed)65.731121.510
enslaved (not emancipated)65.614227.194
🤺 (not 🏌)65.697526.717
intimate (not formal)65.549919.226
cannibal (not vegan)65.450524.427
selfish (not altruistic)65.352926.199
punk rock (not preppy)65.349526.119
giving (not receiving)65.379526.67
flirtatious (not prudish)65.364622.815
competitive (not cooperative)65.285024.598
libertarian (not socialist)65.230027.499
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)65.262925.321
always down (not picky)65.221129.46
social (not reclusive)65.162329.724
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.144630.115
vain (not demure)65.059523.697
contrarian (not yes-man)65.070427.89
chaotic (not orderly)64.861925.3103
prideful (not envious)64.6104929.77
impulsive (not cautious)64.564128.0111
direct (not roundabout)64.595323.9102
empirical (not theoretical)64.335427.575
involved (not remote)64.2100822.875
😎 (not 🧐)64.167528.317
efficient (not overprepared)64.183616.214
not introspective (not introspective)64.021327.922
one-faced (not two-faced)64.097234.816
resistant (not resigned)63.9105925.696
subjective (not objective)63.930624.426
🧗 (not 🛌)63.888322.714
barbaric (not civilized)63.733322.590
twitchy (not still)63.776127.114
brave (not careful)63.586021.7111
rude (not respectful)63.545524.785
pack rat (not minimalist)63.537626.614
machiavellian (not transparent)63.554732.98
extreme (not moderate)63.489326.376
hunter (not gatherer)63.474829.419
attentive (not interrupting)63.363126.013
low IQ (not high IQ)63.215824.5107
pretentious (not unassuming)63.269620.96
suspicious (not awkward)62.990726.689
hurried (not leisurely)62.964823.592
hypocritical (not equitable)62.950027.732
go-getter (not slugabed)62.9141127.212
regular (not zany)62.836529.618
exuberant (not subdued)62.872919.815
judgemental (not accepting)62.766629.269
intense (not lighthearted)62.6102328.118
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.661125.37
princess (not queen)62.638427.810
builder (not explorer)62.552226.285
spontaneous (not scheduled)62.361829.199
thrifty (not extravagant)62.361330.016
arrogant (not humble)62.278929.2102
confidential (not gossiping)62.2107332.877
jealous (not compersive)61.960226.667
modern (not historical)61.974427.750
urban (not rural)61.9106131.631
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.760926.6101
loud (not quiet)61.678030.884
normie (not freak)61.551128.215
mainstream (not arcane)61.337626.693
soulful (not soulless)61.3128823.328
irrelevant (not important)61.311827.528
nonpolitical (not political)61.244728.591
🤑 (not 🤠)61.250532.817
linear (not circular)61.247327.116
radical (not centrist)61.264323.910
thick (not thin)61.146821.556
scrub (not legit)61.121530.723
dry (not moist)61.155322.417
Italian (not Swedish)60.964533.516
💀 (not 🎃)60.969826.819
frugal (not lavish)60.875625.9102
disorganized (not self-disciplined)60.838527.190
shallow (not deep)60.837530.729
badass (not weakass)60.8124827.713
active (not slothful)60.7147726.984
codependent (not independent)60.743330.089
poisonous (not nurturing)60.753323.047
deranged (not reasonable)60.754428.714
indie (not pop)60.794527.711
loyal (not traitorous)60.6140731.287
driven (not unambitious)60.5163925.783
fire (not water)60.593728.120
playful (not shy)60.4111323.388
ironic (not profound)60.457922.616
devoted (not unfaithful)60.4149532.014
practical (not imaginative)60.397227.197
obsessed (not aloof)60.297026.383
indulgent (not sober)59.978329.2109
bold (not serious)59.978425.791
suspicious (not trusting)59.884827.0108
theist (not atheist)59.845628.028
🤔 (not 🤫)59.878228.616
extrovert (not introvert)59.586125.796
anarchist (not statist)59.561129.021
vanilla (not kinky)59.370326.194
🐀 (not 🐘)59.259227.236
insulting (not complimentary)59.164426.631
🤐 (not 😜)59.177529.619
ludicrous (not sensible)59.055325.495
outsider (not insider)58.973628.356
vague (not precise)58.932224.347
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.853931.190
ADHD (not OCD)58.754533.212
demonic (not angelic)58.661418.299
normal (not weird)58.552425.2116
tardy (not on-time)58.548529.915
humorless (not funny)58.454424.1105
generalist (not specialist)58.430523.429
hedonist (not monastic)58.474127.111
Pepsi (not Coke)58.436836.614
wooden (not plastic)58.4119826.912
pronatalist (not child free)58.342427.470
flimsy (not sturdy)58.336926.716
villainous (not heroic)58.238622.989
alpha (not beta)58.2107128.177
clumsy (not coordinated)58.148927.692
hard (not soft)58.090225.4116
night owl (not morning lark)57.899027.455
oblivious (not alert)57.844428.017
🐷 (not 🐮)57.839029.921
jealous (not opinionated)57.822727.224
gamer (not non-gamer)57.751534.56
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)57.656426.823
bossy (not meek)57.5123325.186
incompetent (not competent)57.526127.176
pointed (not random)57.5132336.08
experimental (not reliable)57.469627.218
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.287718.815
lenient (not strict)57.170425.6100
🐐 (not 🦒)57.1108128.126
😬 (not 😏)57.056221.613
🐿 (not 🦇)56.894729.713
dominant (not submissive)56.7117728.277
racist (not egalitarian)56.724232.215
authoritarian (not democratic)56.469226.584
tiresome (not interesting)56.429726.8110
spicy (not mild)56.4111026.0112
healthy (not sickly)56.4132627.893
crazy (not sane)56.483729.214
🥴 (not 🥳)56.491031.116
goth (not flower child)56.456825.010
heathen (not devout)56.265827.493
mathematical (not literary)56.256323.883
tight (not loose)56.2116825.313
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.078931.198
💃 (not 🧕)56.0114527.224
works hard (not plays hard)55.9122526.292
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.893331.587
🤣 (not 😊)55.858823.321
puny (not mighty)55.741223.591
creepy (not disarming)55.641027.337
cunning (not honorable)55.566725.9126
idealist (not realist)55.478229.026
gullible (not cynical)55.354731.110
expressive (not stoic)55.2105626.6114
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.2108130.510
conventional (not creative)55.175327.498
concrete (not abstract)55.1104629.524
unfixable (not fixable)55.156630.319
unobservant (not perceptive)55.126628.822
sensitive (not thick-skinned)55.077426.6123
🤖 (not 👻)55.074725.711
innocent (not worldly)54.948025.295
diligent (not lazy)54.9169326.7102
dorky (not cool)54.974624.117
analysis (not common sense)54.998534.49
charming (not awkward)54.8115925.2106
conspiracist (not sheeple)54.8124828.071
simple (not complicated)54.742929.099
artistic (not scientific)54.685623.398
generous (not stingy)54.6115823.117
kind (not cruel)54.5138023.797
🥶 (not 🥵)54.465623.313
motivated (not unmotivated)54.4177321.58
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.370228.411
private (not gregarious)54.2117928.697
deviant (not average)54.2115426.681
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.2140927.414
modest (not flamboyant)53.9100526.895
chatty (not reserved)53.990931.7105
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.998431.140
hard (not soft)53.9100722.934
clean (not perverted)53.9125634.015
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.9111835.610
cold (not warm)53.879826.5109
antagonist (not protagonist)53.844030.111
rational (not whimsical)53.7110829.7104
slacker (not workaholic)53.739524.631
not genocidal (not genocidal)53.3141022.97
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.242929.087
rigid (not flexible)53.2101925.187
goof-off (not studious)53.160528.625
naive (not paranoid)53.158631.212
realistic (not ambitious)53.064625.68
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.960620.215
charming (not trusting)52.899624.3109
secretive (not open-book)52.8125031.313
factual (not poetic)52.8109430.812
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.752929.1100
transient (not permanent)52.770028.738
noob (not pro)52.643623.817
oppressed (not privileged)52.463621.19
vulnerable (not armoured)52.366929.086
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.3117527.893
individualist (not communal)52.2118030.638
epic (not deep)52.293217.48
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.082929.164
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.057628.513
slow (not fast)51.946424.9103
sarcastic (not genuine)51.889828.480
charismatic (not uninspiring)51.8161728.0106
variable (not consistent)51.869528.818
empath (not psychopath)51.8124128.811
exaggerating (not factual)51.797529.514
animalistic (not human)51.649028.5107
curious (not apathetic)51.5151724.697
nihilist (not existentialist)51.557128.724
bored (not interested)51.538527.513
indiscreet (not tactful)51.461833.413
romantic (not dispassionate)51.4141631.716
long-winded (not concise)51.489125.813
often crying (not never cries)51.480621.610
repulsive (not attractive)51.344327.6109
insecure (not confident)51.356528.091
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.292325.722
realistic (not fantastical)51.1115830.18
astonishing (not methodical)51.074422.268
traditional (not unorthodox)51.085029.635
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.976931.119
decisive (not hesitant)50.8142227.2108
ugly (not beautiful)50.238122.725
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.399528.913
helpless (not resourceful)50.431327.025
Roman (not Greek)50.6108733.25
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.667128.312

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (0.733)
  2. Jayne Cobb (0.717)
  3. Nelson Muntz (0.716)
  4. Yao (0.707)
  5. Arthur Shelby (0.706)
  6. Frank Sobotka (0.703)
  7. Shane Walsh (0.7)
  8. Christopher Moltisanti (0.686)
  9. Heywood (0.685)
  10. Noah Puckerman (0.682)
  1. Princess Celestia (-0.51)
  2. Donald Mallard (-0.489)
  3. Esme Cullen (-0.466)
  4. Janet (-0.444)
  5. Maid Marian (-0.444)
  6. Deanna Troi (-0.442)
  7. Hernando Fuentes (-0.439)
  8. The Oracle (-0.437)
  9. Guinan (-0.437)
  10. Sailor Mercury (-0.435)

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

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


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