Nick is a very clever and creative fifth grade boy who sometimes uses his clever creativity to gain attention for himself. He has an amusing sense of humor that he often uses at inappropriate times. Usually however, he has a purpose in doing so. Nick is fond of wasting his teacher's time and enjoys avoiding school work. When pushed or challenged regarding something Nick feels is important, he can be quite stubborn. His outgoing personality allows Nick to draw others into his schemes. Some might describe him as a charismatic but misguided leader. Other students seem to be drawn to him and follow his lead. Nick made a word so popular that it ended up in the dictionary. This ability to create something and convince others to use it, in this case the word "frindle", might also allow Nick to be described as a good salesperson.