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The Joker Descriptive Personality Statistics

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The Joker is a character from The Dark Knight.

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
rebellious (not obedient)98.227.0286
mischievous (not well behaved)98.116.8360
extreme (not moderate)97.526.6307
bold (not shy)97.076.7354
freelance (not corporate)96.2711.258
wild (not tame)96.1610.4328
persistent (not quitter)96.1318.759
unorthodox (not traditional)96.018.976
chaotic (not orderly)95.4715.4323
deviant (not average)95.419.2227
ferocious (not pacifist)95.11513.7353
unfixable (not fixable)95.139.448
open to new experinces (not uncreative)95.0810.0336
spicy (not mild)95.0511.1351
fire (not water)95.088.042
creative (not conventional)94.6811.0375
flamboyant (not modest)94.51013.4375
frenzied (not sleepy)94.518.940
expressive (not monotone)94.41810.430
outlaw (not sheriff)94.01516.4347
scandalous (not proper)94.0813.1304
playful (not shy)93.92912.1350
demonic (not angelic)93.82111.1345
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)93.73515.2276
exuberant (not subdued)93.6810.442
extraordinary (not mundane)93.61315.6333
master (not apprentice)93.23711.3144
👻 (not 🤖)93.019.568
quarrelsome (not warm)92.82514.3334
decisive (not hesitant)92.81213.7382
conspiracist (not sheeple)92.8614.2239
important (not irrelevant)92.86116.3128
queen (not princess)92.8349.627
experimental (not reliable)92.7517.451
captain (not first-mate)92.54418.0360
street-smart (not sheltered)92.43014.6290
cruel (not kind)92.43414.2339
weird (not normal)92.32116.0307
assertive (not passive)92.33115.2299
anarchist (not statist)92.2415.1117
dominant (not submissive)92.09414.9349
vengeful (not forgiving)92.06214.1338
hard (not soft)91.82512.4333
driven (not unambitious)91.812517.2295
expressive (not stoic)91.73015.7333
zany (not regular)91.71216.475
competitive (not cooperative)91.211415.3353
kinky (not vanilla)91.22316.9325
active (not slothful)91.28014.6294
cunning (not honorable)91.12116.9419
freak (not normie)91.12118.361
edgy (not politically correct)91.12118.8345
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.110321.942
high IQ (not low IQ)90.919212.3344
feisty (not gracious)90.82316.7349
pro (not noob)90.613618.473
barbaric (not civilized)90.31216.1350
cynical (not gullible)90.33521.736
perceptive (not unobservant)90.114315.859
purple (not orange)90.01618.2324
work-first (not family-first)90.06919.0327
😈 (not 😇)89.96817.581
bad boy (not white knight)89.93420.820
villainous (not heroic)89.85418.7347
quirky (not predictable)89.81517.239
charismatic (not uninspiring)89.78616.6333
bossy (not meek)89.614715.6336
night owl (not morning lark)89.64014.2245
suspicious (not trusting)89.57618.0334
moody (not stable)89.46523.3344
poisonous (not nurturing)89.36920.5110
fighter (not lover)89.02918.530
backdoor (not official)88.92223.0392
alpha (not beta)88.914618.7290
multicolored (not monochrome)88.92921.962
vibrant (not geriatric)88.86315.245
💃 (not 🧕)88.710015.3118
diligent (not lazy)88.539414.9349
punk rock (not preppy)88.47620.339
psychopath (not empath)88.37825.034
jaded (not innocent)88.39417.624
cocky (not timid)88.119518.529
arcane (not mainstream)88.01322.3300
hunter (not gatherer)88.09621.743
outsider (not insider)87.81224.2262
child free (not pronatalist)87.72021.4276
fearmongering (not reassuring)87.65020.920
crafty (not scholarly)87.52617.1372
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.57623.2119
perverted (not clean)87.54017.642
abstract (not concrete)87.41618.590
🤣 (not 😊)87.41620.868
chatty (not reserved)87.215819.5340
believable (not poorly-written)87.24612.036
genius (not dunce)87.013815.4408
demanding (not unchallenging)86.922123.747
ludicrous (not sensible)86.63622.9337
hard (not soft)86.610320.659
alert (not oblivious)86.612814.776
interesting (not tiresome)86.68120.7296
😜 (not 🤐)86.610724.358
fast (not slow)86.210418.8356
bold (not serious)86.26423.6347
genocidal (not not genocidal)86.14722.128
worldly (not innocent)86.013518.5335
twitchy (not still)85.97424.530
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)85.87819.231
go-getter (not slugabed)85.721224.559
main character (not side character)85.628326.320
contrarian (not yes-man)85.64324.121
🧠 (not 💪)85.423922.882
bitter (not sweet)85.411522.2315
narcissistic (not low self esteem)85.416221.941
badass (not weakass)85.339823.838
loud (not quiet)85.220720.4334
heathen (not devout)85.21925.2358
🐒 (not 🐩)85.23224.470
exhibitionist (not bashful)85.15822.627
resourceful (not helpless)85.037324.867
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)84.91421.045
machiavellian (not transparent)84.87619.624
overachiever (not underachiever)84.731524.541
impulsive (not cautious)84.616225.9384
rude (not respectful)84.610621.4365
🤺 (not 🏌)84.619524.872
paranoid (not naive)84.63719.529
obsessed (not aloof)84.49424.8377
scruffy (not manicured)84.310423.6348
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)84.321519.274
radical (not centrist)84.34123.330
independent (not codependent)84.120629.3388
🧗 (not 🛌)84.022023.9116
motivated (not unmotivated)83.870428.630
avant-garde (not classical)83.72523.659
urban (not rural)83.712623.0111
whimsical (not rational)83.58925.7392
muddy (not washed)83.44523.931
emancipated (not enslaved)83.38926.6311
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.211925.537
variable (not consistent)83.21829.044
arrogant (not humble)83.027922.7374
individualist (not communal)83.016626.970
indulgent (not sober)82.914127.2357
goth (not flower child)82.97624.026
animalistic (not human)82.82024.6300
competent (not incompetent)82.751323.9281
haunted (not blissful)82.720928.741
chosen one (not everyman)82.76222.225
frank (not sugarcoated)82.726826.341
flirtatious (not prudish)82.719414.928
charming (not trusting)82.57717.4350
complicated (not simple)82.524327.9299
varied (not repetitive)82.5324.1129
resistant (not resigned)82.49828.0362
loose (not tight)82.36028.245
unpatriotic (not patriotic)82.3527.481
imaginative (not practical)82.29227.0291
artistic (not scientific)82.115519.2351
intense (not lighthearted)82.134529.351
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.116427.2279
confident (not insecure)81.932026.8344
traitorous (not loyal)81.88627.7358
🎨 (not 🏀)81.734323.335
crazy (not sane)81.516525.963
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)81.518026.464
hipster (not basic)81.25820.8302
debased (not pure)80.917530.1343
poetic (not factual)80.94125.747
stubborn (not accommodating)80.645325.840
sickly (not healthy)80.44624.1331
salacious (not wholesome)79.918029.859
opinionated (not neutral)79.866131.450
winter (not summer)79.716923.136
🎩 (not 🧢)79.630330.172
mysterious (not unambiguous)79.516828.6360
coordinated (not clumsy)79.249325.9355
messy (not neat)79.117428.6249
disreputable (not prestigious)78.88430.0295
armoured (not vulnerable)78.728727.8274
antagonist (not protagonist)78.711928.629
playful (not serious)78.720026.1321
extravagant (not thrifty)78.625529.941
cold (not warm)78.621927.4286
hedonist (not monastic)78.58026.063
head@clouds (not down2earth)78.418130.4334
🙃 (not 🥰)78.416732.4118
deep (not shallow)78.423626.3105
🦄 (not 🐴)78.217130.758
rough (not smooth)78.015528.7316
deranged (not reasonable)78.019828.981
overspender (not penny-pincher)77.715527.490
lewd (not tasteful)77.710127.0360
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)77.715027.9103
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.756224.353
gamer (not non-gamer)77.613931.838
rugged (not refined)77.521226.7318
🤡 (not 👽)77.37933.079
brave (not careful)77.134627.6330
specialist (not generalist)76.814227.450
funny (not humorless)76.736625.5318
workaholic (not slacker)76.485828.366
spelunker (not claustrophobic)75.914529.041
involved (not remote)75.738530.0299
traumatized (not flourishing)75.639131.950
drop out (not valedictorian)75.619233.282
atheist (not theist)75.430733.560
trolling (not triggered)75.36832.439
circular (not linear)75.25725.844
industrial (not domestic)75.112828.157
nihilist (not existentialist)74.92735.041
analysis (not common sense)74.727328.034
vain (not demure)74.731629.9288
entitled (not grateful)74.738227.939
skeptical (not spiritual)74.357832.2296
interested (not bored)74.249231.034
liberal (not conservative)74.039031.968
mighty (not puny)73.861926.2358
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.838033.6328
egalitarian (not racist)73.8106926.171
oppressed (not privileged)73.716527.246
giggling (not chortling)73.78935.844
rock (not rap)73.672328.030
cryptic (not straightforward)73.07932.7338
selfish (not altruistic)72.836831.5382
flexible (not rigid)72.716833.1331
never cries (not often crying)72.748629.119
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)72.626332.0237
intellectual (not physical)72.564125.8300
plays hard (not works hard)72.321331.7361
libertarian (not socialist)72.210334.5364
🐐 (not 🦒)72.220332.196
efficient (not overprepared)72.132732.539
intimate (not formal)72.027328.7108
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.730132.558
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)71.734830.9273
mad (not glad)71.644932.078
legit (not scrub)71.081932.288
nerd (not jock)70.963627.0307
lavish (not frugal)70.735732.4335
extrovert (not introvert)70.753932.7343
metaphorical (not literal)70.710831.8325
creepy (not disarming)70.516633.5102
indie (not pop)70.352631.634
repulsive (not attractive)70.317028.9303
😎 (not 🧐)70.148833.381
instinctual (not reasoned)69.950834.0324
opinionated (not jealous)69.979937.033
💔 (not 💝)69.930635.9114
secretive (not open-book)69.967432.141
lustful (not chaste)69.648831.0332
goof-off (not studious)69.333131.982
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.281529.761
punchable (not loveable)69.130128.748
masculine (not feminine)68.882722.6387
interrupting (not attentive)68.741034.435
ambitious (not realistic)68.757837.249
leisurely (not hurried)68.522730.1405
soulless (not soulful)68.523033.673
asexual (not sexual)68.424030.027
folksy (not presidential)68.438431.946
modern (not historical)68.052830.4216
authoritarian (not democratic)67.841834.2316
gregarious (not private)67.733035.1346
philosophical (not real)67.714332.2211
hoarder (not unprepared)67.549229.2259
sarcastic (not genuine)67.248635.1323
moist (not dry)67.227934.135
bad-cook (not good-cook)66.939832.238
suspicious (not awkward)66.777033.2347
introspective (not not introspective)66.769832.296
insulting (not complimentary)66.645032.345
resolute (not wavering)66.581736.973
exaggerating (not factual)66.557335.134
air (not earth)66.515234.435
western (not eastern)66.457836.0100
stinky (not fresh)66.325332.6123
English (not German)66.3123634.244
juvenile (not mature)66.245031.960
🌟 (not 💩)66.0113434.074
pretentious (not unassuming)65.860431.569
metrosexual (not macho)65.864534.840
💀 (not 🎃)65.853534.434
vintage (not trendy)65.694131.839
cool (not dorky)65.466534.771
emotional (not logical)64.863735.2378
cannibal (not vegan)64.852233.936
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.552235.6324
cosmopolitan (not provincial)64.450833.3271
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.242336.2344
random (not pointed)64.224333.033
judgemental (not accepting)64.163034.8224
curious (not apathetic)63.996836.2365
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.9105333.940
😀 (not 😭)63.849937.365
plastic (not wooden)63.819536.746
ADHD (not OCD)63.742332.345
cat person (not dog person)63.655535.136
Italian (not Swedish)63.453835.035
fantastical (not realistic)63.349635.532
doer (not thinker)63.385330.839
enlightened (not lost)63.146332.842
receiving (not giving)63.047735.625
treasure (not trash)62.9133334.182
high standards (not desperate)62.981035.053
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.466035.6298
explorer (not builder)62.465934.9337
whippersnapper (not sage)62.248631.435
ugly (not beautiful)62.019730.274
queer (not straight)61.726129.6118
Russian (not French)61.434334.740
😏 (not 😬)61.275238.155
depressed (not bright)61.156335.1305
🤫 (not 🤔)61.129537.474
🐷 (not 🐮)61.031734.564
ranged (not melee)61.055136.131
autistic (not neurotypical)60.816034.3300
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.767831.930
distant (not touchy-feely)60.678134.926
gloomy (not sunny)60.580931.840
tall (not short)60.387021.9323
love-focused (not money-focused)60.2114331.429
open-minded (not close-minded)60.092036.3341
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.952137.1353
transient (not permanent)59.641035.9104
unfaithful (not devoted)59.520338.630
cultured (not rustic)59.594032.922
🦇 (not 🐿)59.458237.968
androgynous (not gendered)59.010233.1102
off-key (not musical)58.974438.738
emotional (not unemotional)58.7121939.431
stingy (not generous)58.653234.438
wise (not foolish)58.590131.1376
reclusive (not social)58.564835.5126
sexist (not feminist)58.545231.395
disorganized (not self-disciplined)58.442837.1348
tactful (not indiscreet)58.4103739.973
oxymoron (not tautology)58.468935.233
poor (not rich)58.360728.7290
pensive (not serene)58.3134039.728
prideful (not envious)58.3140237.061
📈 (not 📉)58.2111840.860
always down (not picky)58.243636.126
strict (not lenient)58.087436.4327
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.026135.2209
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.9104931.337
sad (not happy)57.8102233.1303
idealist (not realist)57.870840.665
stylish (not slovenly)57.7106433.9355
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.578033.567
impatient (not patient)57.4104037.0115
young (not old)57.2111321.5308
ironic (not profound)57.271535.538
gossiping (not confidential)56.850636.4356
jealous (not compersive)56.477234.3260
angry (not good-humored)56.470333.4280
anxious (not calm)56.1103836.0327
chic (not cheesy)56.074826.628
🐀 (not 🐘)55.775538.7113
dramatic (not comedic)55.7125034.541
🤠 (not 🤑)55.6110539.573
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.6103836.524
literary (not mathematical)55.4108433.8299
cheery (not sorrowful)55.365634.0351
thin (not thick)55.3107131.0218
charming (not awkward)54.9115733.9344
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.849934.5306
nonpolitical (not political)54.765941.3335
sturdy (not flimsy)54.4129733.032
tailor (not blacksmith)54.4113735.833
biased (not impartial)54.3142639.0296
natural-talent (not hard-work)54.352831.349
bookish (not sporty)54.2115531.4280
🥴 (not 🥳)53.4106037.690
unlucky (not fortunate)53.298633.4317
eloquent (not unpolished)53.2117236.1307
Roman (not Greek)53.288536.933
theoretical (not empirical)53.154937.5317
relaxed (not tense)53.038836.9334
utilitarian (not decorative)53.0122635.962
inspiring (not cringeworthy)52.8114433.073
minimalist (not pack rat)52.8103038.556
romantic (not dispassionate)52.7138237.449
🥶 (not 🥵)52.772234.428
two-faced (not one-faced)52.762541.745
chill (not offended)52.674637.147
objective (not subjective)52.482539.352
hypocritical (not equitable)52.482933.692
Pepsi (not Coke)52.472438.738
🥾 (not 👟)52.293136.671
proactive (not reactive)52.275943.322
methodical (not astonishing)52.1116238.0369
open (not guarded)52.044837.0325
joyful (not miserable)51.974734.966
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.975336.873
on-time (not tardy)51.8129838.442
concise (not long-winded)51.3101136.223
luddite (not technophile)51.2102732.4263
deep (not epic)51.294934.234
roundabout (not direct)50.951837.4315
low-tech (not high-tech)50.3100030.2276
precise (not vague)50.7141036.2215

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tyler Durden (0.863)
  2. Freddy Krueger (0.856)
  3. Louise Belcher (0.845)
  4. Agatha Harkness (0.824)
  5. Loki (0.817)
  6. Villanelle (0.813)
  7. Bellatrix Lestrange (0.813)
  8. Hector Barbossa (0.796)
  9. Rick Sanchez (0.794)
  10. Willy Wonka (0.787)
  1. Jerry Gergich (-0.635)
  2. William Mason (-0.611)
  3. Matt Braden (-0.605)
  4. Billy Keikeya (-0.602)
  5. George Michael Bluth (-0.599)
  6. Ashley Wilkes (-0.594)
  7. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.592)
  8. Matt Donovan (-0.592)
  9. Edward Ferrars (-0.59)
  10. Chip Dove (-0.582)

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

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


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