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Joan Watson Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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 500 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
good-manners (not bad-manners)95.2177.310
focused (not absentminded)94.3688.015
civilized (not barbaric)93.3168.422
diligent (not lazy)92.71368.521
beautiful (not ugly)92.712911.737
hygienic (not gross)91.917010.29
protagonist (not antagonist)91.44217.335
heroic (not villainous)91.38312.221
devoted (not unfaithful)91.31299.935
parental (not childlike)91.3868.418
wise (not foolish)91.2259.124
resourceful (not helpless)91.111510.334
meaningful (not pointless)90.86419.310
high IQ (not low IQ)90.620213.719
motivated (not unmotivated)90.526614.634
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.415111.529
go-getter (not slugabed)90.2688.015
🌟 (not 💩)90.2889.126
important (not irrelevant)90.11599.627
healthy (not sickly)90.0389.920
competent (not incompetent)89.720020.116
perceptive (not unobservant)89.71579.528
attractive (not repulsive)89.612315.718
studious (not goof-off)89.41189.440
on-time (not tardy)89.212012.521
valedictorian (not drop out)89.014321.117
fresh (not stinky)88.38211.720
workaholic (not slacker)88.22398.223
egalitarian (not racist)88.122915.824
real (not fake)88.116611.711
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)87.85923.127
feminist (not sexist)87.619618.229
cultured (not rustic)87.63010.137
disarming (not creepy)87.62112.725
mature (not juvenile)87.510915.717
straight edge (not junkie)87.419410.410
refined (not rugged)87.3559.715
persistent (not quitter)87.356918.727
evolutionist (not creationist)87.04024.010
treasure (not trash)86.919810.418
orderly (not chaotic)86.8749.724
neat (not messy)86.614616.425
nurturing (not poisonous)86.611117.223
reassuring (not fearmongering)86.43519.728
not genocidal (not genocidal)86.417322.630
confidential (not gossiping)86.316211.025
urban (not rural)86.27711.739
queen (not princess)86.115615.241
precise (not vague)86.07810.640
🤺 (not 🏌)86.015314.120
emancipated (not enslaved)85.95110.819
empath (not psychopath)85.911517.330
moderate (not gluttonous)85.86614.013
washed (not muddy)85.77120.133
manicured (not scruffy)85.629819.320
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)85.530815.210
accurate (not off target)85.017010.59
chic (not cheesy)84.93915.139
eloquent (not unpolished)84.815917.728
interested (not bored)84.88212.320
coordinated (not clumsy)84.730119.024
active (not slothful)84.636217.525
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.529420.722
stylish (not slovenly)84.418816.838
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.411910.820
reasonable (not deranged)84.211718.621
human (not animalistic)84.121014.723
sane (not crazy)84.04023.016
pro (not noob)84.038913.722
legit (not scrub)83.917310.732
driven (not unambitious)83.859016.317
resolute (not wavering)83.713716.118
clean (not perverted)83.725216.532
soulful (not soulless)83.437317.116
rational (not whimsical)83.213514.226
sturdy (not flimsy)83.222216.631
alert (not oblivious)83.125020.823
overachiever (not underachiever)83.139714.716
kind (not cruel)83.142317.716
unfrivolous (not goofy)83.122312.49
pointed (not random)83.028613.728
tasteful (not lewd)82.710917.521
positive (not negative)82.716814.811
modern (not historical)82.69817.121
interesting (not tiresome)82.421513.719
open-minded (not close-minded)82.411218.120
tactful (not indiscreet)82.47116.316
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.324815.847
believable (not poorly-written)82.322816.923
woke (not problematic)82.1709.510
🧠 (not 💪)81.937419.825
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.912020.931
white knight (not bad boy)81.721418.942
handy (not can't-fix-anything)81.730513.59
consistent (not variable)81.68417.523
neurotypical (not autistic)81.610319.615
badass (not weakass)81.556622.221
noble (not jovial)81.418118.29
😊 (not 🤣)81.211617.823
genius (not dunce)81.032616.719
respectful (not rude)80.828419.014
seemly (not inappropriate)80.728016.110
🤔 (not 🤫)80.72620.918
giving (not receiving)80.721717.640
unstirring (not quivering)80.621419.112
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.530117.633
enchanting (not disturbing)80.422316.39
sincere (not irreverent)80.336820.59
altruistic (not selfish)80.321417.835
realistic (not fantastical)80.218021.420
high standards (not desperate)80.223419.122
complimentary (not insulting)80.117517.330
angelic (not demonic)79.923016.021
loyal (not traitorous)79.680217.125
welcoming experience (not cringing away)79.619618.810
practical (not imaginative)79.525214.117
charmer (not buffoon)79.441619.29
thin (not thick)79.412620.337
factual (not exaggerating)79.316518.726
lawyerly (not engineerial)79.317811.19
overthinker (not underthinker)79.142511.79
humble (not arrogant)79.015915.221
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.020616.321
insightful (not generic)79.031114.29
self-improving (not self-destructive)78.78722.226
mighty (not puny)78.642914.814
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.630121.824
attentive (not interrupting)78.614217.536
equitable (not hypocritical)78.412019.035
resistant (not resigned)78.324717.518
scientific (not artistic)78.230214.930
non-gamer (not gamer)78.227220.521
fast (not slow)78.240117.921
anti-prank (not prankster)78.141926.910
fussy (not sloppy)77.442912.79
people-person (not things-person)77.426820.09
🎨 (not 🏀)77.353324.830
honorable (not cunning)77.229020.021
intellectual (not physical)77.050926.716
vegan (not cannibal)77.020218.423
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.853321.420
bold (not shy)76.499817.724
sensible (not ludicrous)76.430726.422
accepting (not judgemental)76.422217.918
all-seeing (not blind)76.428521.99
pure (not debased)76.327914.629
independent (not codependent)76.149720.023
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)76.028913.49
😇 (not 😈)75.932019.029
grounded (not fantasy-prone)75.931628.110
nerd (not jock)75.851418.724
📈 (not 📉)75.818223.723
involved (not remote)75.839124.922
proper (not scandalous)75.728819.630
patient (not impatient)75.714524.123
🐮 (not 🐷)75.73111.615
forgiving (not vengeful)75.630720.343
unannoying (not annoying)75.621124.715
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.519925.326
wholesome (not salacious)75.536721.817
stable (not unstable)75.322221.39
trusting (not charming)75.36823.021
skeptical (not spiritual)75.255123.027
friendly (not unfriendly)75.265722.012
natural (not mechanical)75.027721.89
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.973021.521
🤐 (not 😜)74.928318.738
sheriff (not outlaw)74.834519.833
freelance (not corporate)74.849524.224
works hard (not plays hard)74.758118.418
introspective (not not introspective)74.732828.114
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.625526.029
methodical (not astonishing)74.530718.718
vibrant (not geriatric)74.553722.419
never cries (not often crying)74.145217.842
tight (not loose)74.149516.630
young (not old)74.067023.419
frank (not sugarcoated)74.068323.334
strong identity (not social chameleon)74.070320.010
existentialist (not nihilist)73.911826.914
strict (not lenient)73.841418.919
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.829834.422
wolf (not bear)73.739827.29
assertive (not passive)73.772517.719
activist (not nonpartisan)73.646223.39
one-faced (not two-faced)73.661023.928
bossy (not meek)73.575921.343
feminine (not masculine)73.447216.124
specialist (not generalist)73.425729.118
English (not German)73.478426.116
prestigious (not disreputable)73.346320.318
bright (not depressed)73.225121.023
presidential (not folksy)73.237721.017
loveable (not punchable)73.248723.924
French (not Russian)73.123619.529
sage (not whippersnapper)73.114119.722
blue (not red)72.931028.612
fixable (not unfixable)72.822522.625
physicist (not photographer)72.832725.410
factual (not poetic)72.737123.317
reliable (not experimental)72.738521.622
opinionated (not jealous)72.667125.733
progressive (not old-fashioned)72.638218.611
quiet (not loud)72.533621.133
opinionated (not neutral)72.4108723.028
serious (not playful)72.363419.116
genuine (not sarcastic)72.339617.020
enlightened (not lost)72.322720.126
questioning (not believing)72.250525.313
concrete (not abstract)72.132718.919
compersive (not jealous)72.024519.633
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.08719.120
comfortable (not awkward)72.041826.813
hopeful (not fearful)72.050019.69
curious (not apathetic)71.859025.327
rock (not rap)71.890720.235
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)71.855326.513
ranged (not melee)71.711223.512
still (not twitchy)71.718222.032
extraordinary (not mundane)71.570323.422
straightforward (not cryptic)71.351425.719
confident (not insecure)71.374224.320
warm (not cold)71.353621.621
snoops (not minds-own-business)71.379624.311
minimalist (not pack rat)71.224220.920
love shy (not cassanova)71.232721.611
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.130024.533
cautious (not impulsive)71.137012.517
tame (not wild)71.025325.220
original (not cliché)71.037423.310
rich (not poor)70.964019.929
🐩 (not 🐒)70.942927.913
uptight (not easy)70.966422.79
👽 (not 🤡)70.828615.321
proud (not apologetic)70.898328.312
private (not gregarious)70.660518.743
worldly (not innocent)70.581424.316
stable (not moody)70.515425.917
gendered (not androgynous)70.5120425.125
demanding (not unchallenging)70.499919.430
concise (not long-winded)70.423026.425
transparent (not machiavellian)70.325523.531
world traveler (not homebody)70.253221.79
liberal (not conservative)70.156626.829
dolphin (not kangaroo)70.121224.010
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.025623.421
dominant (not submissive)69.984825.530
🧗 (not 🛌)69.967425.619
realist (not idealist)69.737024.223
mild (not manic)69.724016.89
permanent (not transient)69.533121.921
profound (not ironic)69.421420.824
reasoned (not instinctual)69.425321.228
scholarly (not crafty)69.427722.916
earth (not air)69.347527.024
love-focused (not money-focused)69.390219.744
nice (not naughty)69.249521.213
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.151424.833
generous (not stingy)69.164522.916
street-smart (not sheltered)69.071420.317
child free (not pronatalist)68.958421.414
atheist (not theist)68.955728.915
normal (not weird)68.823717.517
bookish (not sporty)68.782825.818
optimistic (not pessimistic)68.643721.216
triggered (not trolling)68.652814.722
statist (not anarchist)68.535826.217
wooden (not plastic)68.568325.121
sweet (not bitter)68.451922.141
perfect (not flawed)68.49421.69
efficient (not overprepared)68.454827.233
suspicious (not awkward)68.072525.957
cool (not dorky)68.060323.220
OCD (not ADHD)68.068720.342
prideful (not envious)67.986321.028
charming (not awkward)67.975426.414
trendy (not vintage)67.819823.227
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.794922.416
serious (not bold)67.734022.226
high-tech (not low-tech)67.748722.129
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.743620.042
deep (not shallow)67.670129.715
preppy (not punk rock)67.672028.522
tailor (not blacksmith)67.566126.521
writer (not reader)67.534235.711
smooth (not rough)67.440828.217
grateful (not entitled)67.349025.043
expressive (not monotone)67.374722.336
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)67.266821.39
social (not reclusive)67.158924.623
real (not philosophical)67.164723.137
complicated (not simple)66.986321.018
frugal (not lavish)66.950417.517
insider (not outsider)66.924528.517
formal (not intimate)66.949822.643
blessed (not cursed)66.925124.410
modest (not flamboyant)66.862726.619
direct (not roundabout)66.890430.918
🧐 (not 😎)66.842829.322
earthly (not divine)66.872027.810
dramatic (not comedic)66.789820.130
spirited (not lifeless)66.7113421.015
maverick (not conformist)66.787924.513
hoarder (not unprepared)66.357124.813
🤠 (not 🤑)66.373029.323
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.333524.725
creator (not consumer)66.167026.410
🐿 (not 🦇)66.164728.520
joyful (not miserable)66.038618.020
warm (not quarrelsome)65.947320.524
gentle (not harsh)65.959427.516
democratic (not authoritarian)65.955028.729
politically correct (not edgy)65.840126.925
🥰 (not 🙃)65.652225.421
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)65.552724.723
entrepreneur (not employee)65.483934.310
eastern (not western)65.37927.526
emotional (not unemotional)65.3103028.736
brave (not careful)65.182522.023
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.156923.519
armoured (not vulnerable)65.082726.625
supportive (not catty)64.984026.712
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.974229.828
regular (not zany)64.731526.715
decisive (not hesitant)64.5101026.014
deep (not epic)64.432726.925
utopian (not dystopian)64.346321.79
hurried (not leisurely)64.060516.817
Greek (not Roman)63.914022.316
sunny (not gloomy)63.856424.529
contrarian (not yes-man)63.878726.439
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.783423.319
technophile (not luddite)63.644521.825
privileged (not oppressed)63.598922.327
demure (not vain)63.350819.821
cat person (not dog person)63.258732.137
delicate (not coarse)63.242224.111
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)63.250432.410
chronically single (not serial dater)63.190419.09
cooperative (not competitive)63.043324.334
well behaved (not mischievous)62.954028.716
monastic (not hedonist)62.828622.920
industrial (not domestic)62.654526.319
😏 (not 😬)62.671429.223
moderate (not extreme)62.536620.624
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.539827.818
fulfilled (not unfulfilled)62.535014.710
sober (not indulgent)62.452533.419
militaristic (not hippie)62.494218.09
happy (not sad)62.341716.322
metrosexual (not macho)62.382129.922
cynical (not gullible)62.394328.132
flower child (not goth)62.292626.829
proactive (not reactive)62.229429.644
cheery (not grumpy)62.257915.314
resists change (not likes change)62.2102121.310
prying (not unmeddlesome)61.7118725.214
work-first (not family-first)61.670826.425
main character (not side character)61.676332.494
logical (not emotional)61.557822.721
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)61.490827.118
thrifty (not extravagant)61.466424.025
calm (not anxious)61.346825.218
intense (not lighthearted)61.2109728.828
🎩 (not 🧢)61.080633.230
picky (not always down)61.074323.723
fortunate (not unlucky)60.951721.121
vanilla (not kinky)60.967024.417
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)60.998127.034
💃 (not 🧕)60.8101922.824
lion (not zebra)60.895935.414
funny (not humorless)60.789119.816
pensive (not serene)60.7125126.223
routine (not innovative)60.661522.613
obedient (not rebellious)60.550228.017
🤖 (not 👻)60.556323.917
🎃 (not 💀)60.359227.220
guarded (not open)60.2128127.744
😀 (not 😭)60.063724.025
sexual (not asexual)60.0111925.328
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.987518.014
🥵 (not 🥶)59.978029.141
chosen one (not everyman)59.979329.235
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.8111332.720
energetic (not mellow)59.881930.313
prudish (not flirtatious)59.759319.628
sassy (not chill)59.7119619.09
romantic (not dispassionate)59.5118526.528
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.4114121.320
linear (not circular)59.457134.021
utilitarian (not decorative)59.3101228.734
dry (not moist)59.264621.919
reserved (not chatty)59.178722.732
official (not backdoor)59.162825.831
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.175329.238
glamorous (not spartan)59.161817.49
💝 (not 💔)58.878829.421
haunted (not blissful)58.8117725.926
outgoing (not withdrawn)58.894222.110
musical (not off-key)58.756126.618
first-mate (not captain)58.680634.314
empirical (not theoretical)58.569627.622
frenzied (not sleepy)58.4152121.932
handshakes (not hugs)58.2106027.59
centrist (not radical)58.151027.131
wired (not tired)58.1101820.612
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.052622.221
winter (not summer)57.976229.534
mathematical (not literary)57.852225.724
hard (not soft)57.894221.125
devout (not heathen)57.784729.524
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.629832.518
apprentice (not master)57.651530.425
chaste (not lustful)57.562021.323
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.5114724.628
chill (not offended)57.457028.225
distant (not touchy-feely)57.493723.639
purple (not orange)57.371631.732
short (not tall)57.365026.666
spicy (not mild)57.3111720.515
glad (not mad)57.266320.322
socialist (not libertarian)57.031128.917
good-humored (not angry)57.095922.821
nonconformist (not social climber)57.098224.49
Swedish (not Italian)56.869329.345
communist (not capitalist)56.860229.39
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.697034.015
Pepsi (not Coke)56.449234.616
feeler (not thinker)56.498723.99
flat (not bubbly)56.392220.712
straight (not queer)56.2143931.419
analysis (not common sense)56.194631.539
alpha (not beta)56.0115330.128
popular (not rejected)56.086728.49
literal (not metaphorical)55.8113725.619
multicolored (not monochrome)55.880435.513
political (not nonpolitical)55.799529.016
individualist (not communal)55.4109833.719
reluctant (not eager)55.446525.511
mainstream (not arcane)55.360228.027
objective (not subjective)55.269624.620
classical (not avant-garde)55.299527.836
savory (not sweet)55.2104721.69
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.193126.412
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.987226.737
🐘 (not 🐀)54.982327.324
hard (not soft)54.8102525.419
indie (not pop)54.8122828.731
doer (not thinker)54.6124726.331
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)54.6102819.29
👟 (not 🥾)54.491733.636
analytical (not intuitive)54.487628.410
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)54.2108926.510
extrovert (not introvert)54.1107527.416
smug (not sheepish)54.1138924.89
heartfelt (not clinical)54.0116625.69
impartial (not biased)53.828126.626
aloof (not obsessed)53.736021.019
traditional (not unorthodox)53.778726.217
cheery (not sorrowful)53.670727.216
feisty (not gracious)53.6135028.426
leader (not follower)53.5126627.310
flexible (not rigid)53.477016.316
naive (not paranoid)53.359124.432
exuberant (not subdued)53.1114625.122
secretive (not open-book)53.1127426.521
🐴 (not 🦄)53.0110826.029
realistic (not ambitious)53.066531.124
timid (not cocky)52.945625.535
average (not deviant)52.866522.619
suspicious (not trusting)52.5109129.630
🦒 (not 🐐)52.545829.926
repressed (not forward)52.562929.811
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.2117621.925
expressive (not stoic)52.1117226.132
basic (not hipster)52.1121531.920
night owl (not morning lark)52.0121033.832
fire (not water)51.9122528.922
tense (not relaxed)51.7158429.915
shy (not playful)51.751922.116
unassuming (not pretentious)51.781622.415
chortling (not giggling)51.7131125.433
🥴 (not 🥳)51.6117129.822
traumatized (not flourishing)51.5139428.419
gatherer (not hunter)51.588324.520
stubborn (not accommodating)51.5154332.430
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.3109823.716
jaded (not innocent)51.3138928.224
explorer (not builder)51.2106827.825
normie (not freak)51.287923.918
insomniac (not slumbering)51.1154031.310
pacifist (not ferocious)51.078126.521
creative (not conventional)51.0110028.534
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)50.895225.338
oxymoron (not tautology)50.2141527.026
euphoric (not resentful)50.774823.211
varied (not repetitive)50.476426.236
fighter (not lover)50.6101823.516
predictable (not quirky)50.694723.933
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)50.5123628.610

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Melinda Warner (0.885)
  2. Janet Fraiser (0.879)
  3. Samantha Carter (0.874)
  4. Beverly Crusher (0.869)
  5. Kim Wexler (0.869)
  6. Olivia Benson (0.869)
  7. Camille Saroyan (0.869)
  8. Jennifer Jareau (0.868)
  9. Hermione Granger (0.862)
  10. Peggy Carter (0.861)
  1. The Deep (-0.676)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.633)
  3. Arturo Roman (-0.632)
  4. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.625)
  5. Oscar Bluth (-0.602)
  6. Krusty the Clown (-0.601)
  7. Frank Gallagher (-0.594)
  8. A.J. Soprano (-0.589)
  9. Jonah Ryan (-0.583)
  10. Dennis Nedry (-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 Joan Watson to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Joan Watson is described identify as.

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


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