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Joan Watson Personality Statistics

Joan Watson is a character from Elementary. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
beautiful (not ugly)95.3258.216
resourceful (not helpless)92.95110.17
civilized (not barbaric)92.8139.216
diligent (not lazy)92.41319.018
protagonist (not antagonist)91.82317.733
coordinated (not clumsy)91.7566.48
heroic (not villainous)91.46512.516
wise (not foolish)91.3188.621
devoted (not unfaithful)91.111110.033
high IQ (not low IQ)91.016414.916
on-time (not tardy)90.77012.017
motivated (not unmotivated)90.521814.634
important (not irrelevant)90.11269.525
perceptive (not unobservant)89.91319.523
go-getter (not slugabed)89.8618.013
🌟 (not 💩)89.8789.025
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.715011.926
studious (not goof-off)89.5919.416
fresh (not stinky)88.64512.318
attractive (not repulsive)88.515116.316
healthy (not sickly)88.3589.314
mature (not juvenile)88.36915.916
valedictorian (not drop out)88.314121.616
sane (not crazy)87.91014.711
competent (not incompetent)87.723621.813
cultured (not rustic)87.72610.134
reassuring (not fearmongering)87.51619.524
disarming (not creepy)87.41913.024
egalitarian (not racist)87.421016.321
workaholic (not slacker)87.42428.021
orderly (not chaotic)87.0599.823
treasure (not trash)86.916311.116
persistent (not quitter)86.849619.524
empath (not psychopath)86.58417.628
confidential (not gossiping)86.313311.025
neat (not messy)86.112617.421
queen (not princess)86.113315.934
nurturing (not poisonous)85.810417.720
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.715023.228
washed (not muddy)85.74920.133
manicured (not scruffy)85.625819.320
rational (not whimsical)85.26614.820
refined (not rugged)85.1799.711
precise (not vague)84.89410.216
interested (not bored)84.76512.018
pointed (not random)84.418712.526
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.410211.119
legit (not scrub)84.313011.229
chic (not cheesy)84.33615.536
feminist (not sexist)84.226219.622
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.28927.917
open-minded (not close-minded)83.96719.416
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.927321.021
🤺 (not 🏌)83.817514.217
eloquent (not unpolished)83.716417.826
driven (not unambitious)83.649916.816
reasonable (not deranged)83.610719.918
active (not slothful)83.334619.319
pro (not noob)83.334414.418
clean (not perverted)83.320516.830
human (not animalistic)83.120515.320
soulful (not soulless)83.132617.615
white knight (not bad boy)82.914317.837
believable (not poorly-written)82.916115.821
humble (not arrogant)82.77315.014
resolute (not wavering)82.712817.015
emancipated (not enslaved)82.59110.913
overachiever (not underachiever)82.335415.514
urban (not rural)82.314613.713
realistic (not fantastical)82.210420.418
sturdy (not flimsy)82.121316.928
tasteful (not lewd)81.810618.318
🤔 (not 🤫)81.71721.117
stylish (not slovenly)81.521915.720
🧠 (not 💪)81.432520.423
altruistic (not selfish)81.316420.922
😊 (not 🤣)81.28317.823
liberal (not conservative)81.213723.012
genius (not dunce)81.026916.719
interesting (not tiresome)80.823814.116
kind (not cruel)80.742717.614
tactful (not indiscreet)80.79012.89
alert (not oblivious)80.728822.119
giving (not receiving)80.718817.640
badass (not weakass)80.650924.417
modern (not historical)80.211718.413
consistent (not variable)80.09718.120
respectful (not rude)79.926519.413
neurotypical (not autistic)79.913620.313
mighty (not puny)79.832615.612
high standards (not desperate)79.721421.018
angelic (not demonic)79.519416.619
complimentary (not insulting)79.515317.522
trusting (not charming)79.32020.119
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.229316.215
thin (not thick)79.29613.514
practical (not imaginative)79.121914.715
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.830019.321
resistant (not resigned)78.818217.917
bossy (not meek)78.649119.315
attentive (not interrupting)78.511417.835
🐮 (not 🐷)78.11115.37
involved (not remote)78.124923.021
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.019717.018
non-gamer (not gamer)77.923321.219
specialist (not generalist)77.710823.917
loyal (not traitorous)77.672917.820
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.542822.217
accepting (not judgemental)77.317318.616
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.29523.123
tight (not loose)77.130011.425
scientific (not artistic)77.027116.122
vegan (not cannibal)77.016819.321
honorable (not cunning)76.923921.019
pure (not debased)76.920514.014
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.931922.621
factual (not exaggerating)76.917218.622
curious (not apathetic)76.529718.111
fast (not slow)76.437818.618
down2earth (not head@clouds)76.420925.516
😇 (not 😈)76.224319.826
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.155021.420
vibrant (not geriatric)76.138920.316
🎨 (not 🏀)76.046525.228
📈 (not 📉)75.912224.222
independent (not codependent)75.743420.921
tame (not wild)75.613021.016
bookish (not sporty)75.451920.711
sage (not whippersnapper)75.48616.620
wholesome (not salacious)75.430722.416
patient (not impatient)75.213024.721
works hard (not plays hard)75.048818.815
proper (not scandalous)75.025519.723
assertive (not passive)74.858417.618
French (not Russian)74.815718.918
methodical (not astonishing)74.525418.718
🤐 (not 😜)74.523019.933
confident (not insecure)74.054021.919
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.95517.519
strict (not lenient)73.933919.418
nerd (not jock)73.948519.220
sheriff (not outlaw)73.730419.526
freelance (not corporate)73.741324.123
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.721626.128
never cries (not often crying)73.638018.438
skeptical (not spiritual)73.653123.823
English (not German)73.464726.116
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.325135.121
genuine (not sarcastic)73.227717.818
intellectual (not physical)73.253628.113
feminine (not masculine)73.038017.021
no-nonsense (not dramatic)73.021327.321
loveable (not punchable)73.040224.521
frank (not sugarcoated)73.060323.631
bold (not shy)72.993718.817
equitable (not hypocritical)72.822617.913
extraordinary (not mundane)72.852221.420
serious (not playful)72.751420.214
devout (not heathen)72.622918.09
sensible (not ludicrous)72.638428.717
opinionated (not jealous)72.653525.733
opinionated (not neutral)72.590423.427
rock (not rap)72.473121.230
quiet (not loud)72.427120.122
concrete (not abstract)72.127218.919
reliable (not experimental)72.134023.119
still (not twitchy)72.014522.029
prestigious (not disreputable)71.843921.815
enlightened (not lost)71.820120.325
👽 (not 🤡)71.422615.818
🐩 (not 🐒)71.433129.012
fixable (not unfixable)71.324423.722
statist (not anarchist)71.322423.715
triggered (not trolling)71.329616.512
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.130918.312
factual (not poetic)71.035923.715
warm (not cold)70.945321.818
forgiving (not vengeful)70.535418.513
stable (not moody)70.512225.917
presidential (not folksy)70.538523.212
transparent (not machiavellian)70.321123.531
bright (not depressed)70.328423.217
one-faced (not two-faced)70.361925.521
cautious (not impulsive)70.233713.015
young (not old)70.264327.912
concise (not long-winded)70.119526.022
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.020123.421
compersive (not jealous)69.924916.615
efficient (not overprepared)69.939826.730
cool (not dorky)69.644423.914
real (not philosophical)69.642824.715
😏 (not 😬)69.635724.120
complicated (not simple)69.563621.713
insider (not outsider)69.515028.614
preppy (not punk rock)69.556127.821
demanding (not unchallenging)69.588719.728
existentialist (not nihilist)69.423428.411
profound (not ironic)69.416720.919
introspective (not not introspective)69.346429.411
gendered (not androgynous)69.3107024.924
rich (not poor)69.257320.124
ranged (not melee)69.115122.911
street-smart (not sheltered)69.060620.317
love-focused (not money-focused)69.072920.142
private (not gregarious)68.954419.623
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.945324.317
realist (not idealist)68.933725.517
minimalist (not pack rat)68.926621.616
dramatic (not comedic)68.868319.527
empirical (not theoretical)68.618028.47
permanent (not transient)68.631222.120
🧗 (not 🛌)68.656726.717
atheist (not theist)68.646629.914
generous (not stingy)68.256123.415
normal (not weird)68.123117.716
modest (not flamboyant)68.147528.315
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.038821.515
scholarly (not crafty)67.926624.114
social (not reclusive)67.846825.119
charming (not awkward)67.763627.413
straightforward (not cryptic)67.756826.216
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.737421.718
OCD (not ADHD)67.759721.619
earth (not air)67.747628.021
expressive (not monotone)67.759822.133
worldly (not innocent)67.678027.212
🐿 (not 🦇)67.648528.816
dominant (not submissive)67.578628.121
serious (not bold)67.329023.023
trendy (not vintage)67.216624.023
prideful (not envious)67.276021.724
fast-talking (not slow-talking)67.158723.515
high-tech (not low-tech)67.041323.823
sweet (not bitter)67.046125.415
frugal (not lavish)66.943318.413
direct (not roundabout)66.874530.918
wooden (not plastic)66.863625.519
politically correct (not edgy)66.332226.622
🤠 (not 🤑)66.358630.321
hoarder (not unprepared)66.247425.812
joyful (not miserable)66.132219.417
eastern (not western)65.95132.213
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)65.941722.921
democratic (not authoritarian)65.944828.729
🥰 (not 🙃)65.941326.020
reasoned (not instinctual)65.728325.412
tailor (not blacksmith)65.763227.219
warm (not quarrelsome)65.638921.418
child free (not pronatalist)65.560922.511
cat person (not dog person)65.340431.834
🧐 (not 😎)65.239429.618
thrifty (not extravagant)65.143524.819
sunny (not gloomy)65.043324.527
well behaved (not mischievous)64.939428.615
suspicious (not awkward)64.972826.629
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.932225.223
regular (not zany)64.725026.715
grateful (not entitled)64.347325.420
sober (not indulgent)64.237132.617
formal (not intimate)64.247023.323
😀 (not 😭)64.241322.021
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.226827.617
smooth (not rough)64.043829.914
obedient (not rebellious)63.937327.014
brave (not careful)63.871423.320
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.866929.827
emotional (not unemotional)63.787829.033
hurried (not leisurely)63.651815.412
deep (not shallow)63.370031.312
realistic (not ambitious)63.326926.818
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.292422.213
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.174625.532
🎩 (not 🧢)62.962233.528
💝 (not 💔)62.751229.718
decisive (not hesitant)62.691127.612
night owl (not morning lark)62.571432.715
official (not backdoor)62.441125.124
flower child (not goth)62.277226.829
demure (not vain)62.146119.514
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.184716.815
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.055629.133
funny (not humorless)61.970619.011
romantic (not dispassionate)61.789324.924
purple (not orange)61.642029.720
armoured (not vulnerable)61.578726.422
proactive (not reactive)61.526131.239
privileged (not oppressed)61.390622.923
intense (not lighthearted)61.390329.327
contrarian (not yes-man)61.371525.936
industrial (not domestic)61.148923.313
deep (not epic)61.035327.721
sexual (not asexual)61.090925.227
short (not tall)60.746524.811
extrovert (not introvert)60.772225.712
vanilla (not kinky)60.657125.116
moderate (not extreme)60.634622.118
metrosexual (not macho)60.575729.421
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.455922.914
fortunate (not unlucky)60.345222.318
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)60.376027.517
pensive (not serene)60.2109127.820
prudish (not flirtatious)60.247319.926
logical (not emotional)60.151124.318
calm (not anxious)60.141425.417
cynical (not gullible)60.184028.728
happy (not sad)59.839016.417
💃 (not 🧕)59.787023.821
picky (not always down)59.767623.422
dry (not moist)59.653219.816
frenzied (not sleepy)59.5122919.828
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.473418.712
haunted (not blissful)59.494826.220
first-mate (not captain)59.265435.513
work-first (not family-first)59.266325.923
🤖 (not 👻)59.150225.115
chosen one (not everyman)58.970329.833
literal (not metaphorical)58.781625.517
musical (not off-key)58.744925.415
socialist (not libertarian)58.617525.910
🎃 (not 💀)58.654028.017
linear (not circular)58.351634.520
analysis (not common sense)58.370329.736
winter (not summer)58.262929.932
cooperative (not competitive)58.045225.420
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.044422.221
technophile (not luddite)57.954124.811
classical (not avant-garde)57.975227.115
Greek (not Roman)57.932224.29
monastic (not hedonist)57.738123.19
chaste (not lustful)57.648922.011
Swedish (not Italian)57.552328.626
🥵 (not 🥶)57.570330.121
self-assured (not self-conscious)57.2103633.418
glad (not mad)57.254020.118
indie (not pop)57.191828.329
distant (not touchy-feely)57.176724.137
good-humored (not angry)56.879423.420
political (not nonpolitical)56.779527.213
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.679234.015
Pepsi (not Coke)56.437334.616
doer (not thinker)56.496026.526
tense (not relaxed)56.2123228.612
apprentice (not master)56.045431.321
centrist (not radical)56.050626.529
mathematical (not literary)55.848526.719
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.875523.922
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.873826.910
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.8102230.612
multicolored (not monochrome)55.866235.513
gatherer (not hunter)55.865223.316
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.733835.811
spicy (not mild)55.595320.014
alpha (not beta)55.497229.824
guarded (not open)55.3118529.420
hard (not soft)55.284021.716
aloof (not obsessed)54.927920.918
reserved (not chatty)54.875321.316
mainstream (not arcane)54.853128.114
utilitarian (not decorative)54.7100833.316
👟 (not 🥾)54.674634.133
hard (not soft)54.386927.115
explorer (not builder)54.377734.87
stoic (not expressive)54.258925.013
🥴 (not 🥳)54.285129.020
🐘 (not 🐀)54.272327.723
🐐 (not 🦒)54.2105730.99
flourishing (not traumatized)53.943529.813
chill (not offended)53.956726.723
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.878032.614
naive (not paranoid)53.848825.628
cheery (not sorrowful)53.659328.613
average (not deviant)53.653421.716
creative (not conventional)53.085829.920
flexible (not rigid)53.063916.912
🐴 (not 🦄)53.090326.029
impartial (not biased)52.826527.823
basic (not hipster)52.7101928.015
timid (not cocky)52.737926.233
feisty (not gracious)52.6117529.123
fire (not water)52.5101628.217
normie (not freak)52.370423.816
trusting (not suspicious)52.268629.326
repetitive (not varied)52.2101226.019
pretentious (not unassuming)52.295224.79
shy (not playful)52.141622.414
fighter (not lover)52.080423.715
straight (not queer)51.9132231.014
traditional (not unorthodox)51.970324.615
secretive (not open-book)51.9107926.520
subjective (not objective)51.682921.817
subdued (not exuberant)51.463723.420
giggling (not chortling)51.454124.79
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.392523.716
narcissistic (not low self esteem)51.3102622.822
innocent (not jaded)51.350729.321
predictable (not quirky)51.377524.032
individualist (not communal)51.2104934.012
oxymoron (not tautology)51.1112627.125
pacifist (not ferocious)51.062525.018
stubborn (not accommodating)51.0129232.929

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Melinda Warner (0.898)
  2. Janet Fraiser (0.894)
  3. Samantha Carter (0.89)
  4. Peggy Carter (0.879)
  5. Olivia Benson (0.878)
  6. Jemma Simmons (0.878)
  7. Jennifer Jareau (0.878)
  8. Chloe Decker (0.877)
  9. Kim Wexler (0.876)
  10. Beverly Crusher (0.873)
  1. The Deep (-0.651)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.635)
  3. Arturo Roman (-0.631)
  4. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.626)
  5. Oscar Bluth (-0.622)
  6. Krusty the Clown (-0.61)
  7. Frank Gallagher (-0.601)
  8. Dennis Nedry (-0.599)
  9. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.591)
  10. Jonah Ryan (-0.591)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.



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