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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 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
civilized (not barbaric)93.0168.521
beautiful (not ugly)92.712411.737
diligent (not lazy)92.31628.520
protagonist (not antagonist)91.43817.335
heroic (not villainous)91.37912.221
devoted (not unfaithful)91.31269.935
wise (not foolish)91.2259.124
resourceful (not helpless)91.110910.334
high IQ (not low IQ)90.620113.719
motivated (not unmotivated)90.525514.634
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.414711.529
important (not irrelevant)90.11579.627
healthy (not sickly)90.0359.920
🌟 (not 💩)89.8899.025
competent (not incompetent)89.719620.116
perceptive (not unobservant)89.71559.528
attractive (not repulsive)89.612315.718
go-getter (not slugabed)89.5707.814
studious (not goof-off)89.41129.440
on-time (not tardy)89.211812.521
valedictorian (not drop out)89.014121.117
fresh (not stinky)88.37611.720
egalitarian (not racist)88.122115.824
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)87.85823.127
workaholic (not slacker)87.72657.922
feminist (not sexist)87.618718.229
cultured (not rustic)87.63110.137
disarming (not creepy)87.62112.725
mature (not juvenile)87.510515.717
refined (not rugged)87.3519.715
persistent (not quitter)87.355518.727
treasure (not trash)86.919510.418
orderly (not chaotic)86.8709.724
neat (not messy)86.613816.425
nurturing (not poisonous)86.610917.223
reassuring (not fearmongering)86.43419.728
not genocidal (not genocidal)86.416222.630
confidential (not gossiping)86.316311.025
urban (not rural)86.27311.739
queen (not princess)86.114915.241
precise (not vague)86.07710.640
empath (not psychopath)85.911017.330
emancipated (not enslaved)85.84811.118
washed (not muddy)85.76420.133
manicured (not scruffy)85.629119.320
🤺 (not 🏌)85.316914.119
chic (not cheesy)84.93615.139
eloquent (not unpolished)84.815517.728
interested (not bored)84.87912.320
coordinated (not clumsy)84.729519.024
active (not slothful)84.635617.525
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.528620.722
stylish (not slovenly)84.417816.838
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.411610.820
reasonable (not deranged)84.211518.621
human (not animalistic)84.120414.723
sane (not crazy)84.03923.016
pro (not noob)84.037913.722
legit (not scrub)83.916610.732
driven (not unambitious)83.857316.317
resolute (not wavering)83.712816.118
clean (not perverted)83.724116.532
soulful (not soulless)83.436517.116
rational (not whimsical)83.213014.226
sturdy (not flimsy)83.221816.631
alert (not oblivious)83.124120.823
overachiever (not underachiever)83.138814.716
pointed (not random)83.028113.728
tasteful (not lewd)82.710117.521
modern (not historical)82.69517.121
open-minded (not close-minded)82.610618.519
interesting (not tiresome)82.420813.719
tactful (not indiscreet)82.46816.316
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.324215.847
believable (not poorly-written)82.321516.923
kind (not cruel)82.046017.715
🧠 (not 💪)81.936319.825
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.911720.931
white knight (not bad boy)81.720518.942
consistent (not variable)81.68017.523
neurotypical (not autistic)81.69619.615
badass (not weakass)81.555222.221
😊 (not 🤣)81.211317.823
genius (not dunce)81.032016.719
respectful (not rude)80.827319.014
🤔 (not 🤫)80.72520.918
giving (not receiving)80.721117.640
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.529417.633
altruistic (not selfish)80.321017.835
realistic (not fantastical)80.217321.420
high standards (not desperate)80.223019.122
complimentary (not insulting)80.117017.330
angelic (not demonic)79.922616.021
loyal (not traitorous)79.678517.125
practical (not imaginative)79.524514.117
thin (not thick)79.412220.337
factual (not exaggerating)79.316118.726
humble (not arrogant)79.015615.221
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.020116.321
self-improving (not self-destructive)78.78522.226
mighty (not puny)78.641714.814
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.629021.824
attentive (not interrupting)78.614117.536
equitable (not hypocritical)78.412019.035
resistant (not resigned)78.324117.518
scientific (not artistic)78.229514.930
non-gamer (not gamer)78.226220.521
fast (not slow)78.239017.921
🎨 (not 🏀)77.351624.830
honorable (not cunning)77.228720.021
intellectual (not physical)77.049126.716
vegan (not cannibal)77.019718.423
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.851621.420
bold (not shy)76.497117.724
sensible (not ludicrous)76.429826.422
accepting (not judgemental)76.421917.918
pure (not debased)76.327314.629
independent (not codependent)76.148020.023
😇 (not 😈)75.931119.029
nerd (not jock)75.850118.724
📈 (not 📉)75.817123.723
involved (not remote)75.837924.922
proper (not scandalous)75.728219.630
patient (not impatient)75.714324.123
🐮 (not 🐷)75.73011.615
forgiving (not vengeful)75.630220.343
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.519625.326
wholesome (not salacious)75.536121.817
trusting (not charming)75.36523.021
skeptical (not spiritual)75.253923.027
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.970921.521
🤐 (not 😜)74.927318.738
sheriff (not outlaw)74.833619.833
freelance (not corporate)74.847724.224
works hard (not plays hard)74.756918.418
introspective (not not introspective)74.732228.114
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.624626.029
methodical (not astonishing)74.529818.718
vibrant (not geriatric)74.551822.419
never cries (not often crying)74.144017.842
tight (not loose)74.147816.630
young (not old)74.065423.419
frank (not sugarcoated)74.065823.334
strict (not lenient)73.840218.919
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.829234.422
assertive (not passive)73.770517.719
one-faced (not two-faced)73.659223.928
bossy (not meek)73.573821.343
feminine (not masculine)73.445616.124
specialist (not generalist)73.424729.118
English (not German)73.475826.116
bright (not depressed)73.224221.023
presidential (not folksy)73.236821.017
loveable (not punchable)73.247023.924
French (not Russian)73.123119.529
sage (not whippersnapper)73.113719.722
prestigious (not disreputable)72.946820.917
fixable (not unfixable)72.821922.625
reliable (not experimental)72.737521.622
opinionated (not jealous)72.664925.733
quiet (not loud)72.532921.133
opinionated (not neutral)72.4105623.028
serious (not playful)72.361919.116
genuine (not sarcastic)72.339117.020
enlightened (not lost)72.322420.126
existentialist (not nihilist)72.217027.213
concrete (not abstract)72.132518.919
compersive (not jealous)72.023819.633
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.08619.120
curious (not apathetic)71.857125.327
rock (not rap)71.888220.235
ranged (not melee)71.710723.512
still (not twitchy)71.717722.032
extraordinary (not mundane)71.568323.422
straightforward (not cryptic)71.350125.719
confident (not insecure)71.372424.320
warm (not cold)71.352621.621
minimalist (not pack rat)71.223520.920
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.129424.533
cautious (not impulsive)71.136012.517
tame (not wild)71.024925.220
factual (not poetic)71.042123.016
🐩 (not 🐒)70.941027.913
👽 (not 🤡)70.827715.321
private (not gregarious)70.658618.743
worldly (not innocent)70.578724.316
stable (not moody)70.514925.917
gendered (not androgynous)70.5117625.125
demanding (not unchallenging)70.496819.430
concise (not long-winded)70.422226.425
transparent (not machiavellian)70.324923.531
rich (not poor)70.263919.928
liberal (not conservative)70.154226.829
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.024923.421
dominant (not submissive)69.982125.530
🧗 (not 🛌)69.965725.619
realist (not idealist)69.736024.223
permanent (not transient)69.532421.921
profound (not ironic)69.420720.824
reasoned (not instinctual)69.424521.228
scholarly (not crafty)69.427022.916
earth (not air)69.346527.024
love-focused (not money-focused)69.387119.744
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.149324.833
generous (not stingy)69.163422.916
street-smart (not sheltered)69.069620.317
child free (not pronatalist)68.956321.414
atheist (not theist)68.954128.915
normal (not weird)68.823117.517
bookish (not sporty)68.779725.818
optimistic (not pessimistic)68.642821.216
triggered (not trolling)68.651314.722
statist (not anarchist)68.535226.217
wooden (not plastic)68.566425.121
sweet (not bitter)68.451322.141
efficient (not overprepared)68.453727.233
suspicious (not awkward)68.071125.957
cool (not dorky)68.058323.220
OCD (not ADHD)68.067220.342
prideful (not envious)67.984421.028
charming (not awkward)67.973526.414
formal (not intimate)67.845922.142
trendy (not vintage)67.819023.726
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.792122.416
serious (not bold)67.733122.226
high-tech (not low-tech)67.747722.129
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.742820.042
deep (not shallow)67.667829.715
preppy (not punk rock)67.670028.522
tailor (not blacksmith)67.564126.521
smooth (not rough)67.440228.217
grateful (not entitled)67.348225.043
expressive (not monotone)67.372422.336
social (not reclusive)67.157524.623
real (not philosophical)67.162723.137
complicated (not simple)66.983421.018
frugal (not lavish)66.949417.517
insider (not outsider)66.924028.517
modest (not flamboyant)66.861726.619
direct (not roundabout)66.887430.918
🧐 (not 😎)66.841429.322
dramatic (not comedic)66.788220.130
hoarder (not unprepared)66.355324.813
🤠 (not 🤑)66.371629.323
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.333524.725
🐿 (not 🦇)66.163628.520
joyful (not miserable)66.037618.020
warm (not quarrelsome)65.946320.524
democratic (not authoritarian)65.953728.729
politically correct (not edgy)65.839226.925
🥰 (not 🙃)65.651725.421
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)65.551124.723
eastern (not western)65.37727.526
emotional (not unemotional)65.399728.736
brave (not careful)65.180122.023
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.155223.519
armoured (not vulnerable)65.080426.625
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.972729.828
regular (not zany)64.730826.715
decisive (not hesitant)64.598126.014
deep (not epic)64.431526.925
industrial (not domestic)64.145826.318
hurried (not leisurely)64.059316.817
Greek (not Roman)63.913622.316
sunny (not gloomy)63.855024.529
contrarian (not yes-man)63.876126.439
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.781123.319
technophile (not luddite)63.643021.825
privileged (not oppressed)63.596222.327
demure (not vain)63.349319.821
cat person (not dog person)63.256632.137
cooperative (not competitive)63.042424.334
well behaved (not mischievous)62.952828.716
monastic (not hedonist)62.827322.920
😏 (not 😬)62.670029.223
moderate (not extreme)62.536120.624
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.538727.818
sober (not indulgent)62.451133.419
happy (not sad)62.340416.322
metrosexual (not macho)62.380329.922
cynical (not gullible)62.391128.132
flower child (not goth)62.290726.829
proactive (not reactive)62.228929.644
work-first (not family-first)61.669526.425
main character (not side character)61.673732.494
logical (not emotional)61.556222.721
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)61.488127.118
thrifty (not extravagant)61.464924.025
calm (not anxious)61.345625.218
intense (not lighthearted)61.2106928.828
🎩 (not 🧢)61.077733.230
picky (not always down)61.072823.723
fortunate (not unlucky)60.950821.121
vanilla (not kinky)60.965524.417
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)60.995827.034
💃 (not 🧕)60.898422.824
funny (not humorless)60.786319.816
pensive (not serene)60.7122926.223
obedient (not rebellious)60.549428.017
🤖 (not 👻)60.555323.917
🎃 (not 💀)60.357627.220
guarded (not open)60.2124527.744
😀 (not 😭)60.061724.025
sexual (not asexual)60.0109025.328
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.985318.014
🥵 (not 🥶)59.976029.141
chosen one (not everyman)59.977029.235
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.8109232.720
prudish (not flirtatious)59.757319.628
romantic (not dispassionate)59.5115126.528
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.4112321.320
linear (not circular)59.455634.021
utilitarian (not decorative)59.398628.734
dry (not moist)59.263021.919
reserved (not chatty)59.176522.732
official (not backdoor)59.160825.831
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.173529.238
💝 (not 💔)58.877129.421
haunted (not blissful)58.8114025.926
musical (not off-key)58.754326.618
first-mate (not captain)58.678734.314
empirical (not theoretical)58.567627.622
frenzied (not sleepy)58.4147621.932
centrist (not radical)58.150227.131
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.051522.221
winter (not summer)57.974229.534
mathematical (not literary)57.851725.724
hard (not soft)57.891121.125
devout (not heathen)57.782429.524
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.628832.518
apprentice (not master)57.650630.425
chaste (not lustful)57.560121.323
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.5111324.628
chill (not offended)57.455728.225
distant (not touchy-feely)57.490623.639
purple (not orange)57.369031.732
short (not tall)57.363426.666
spicy (not mild)57.3108720.515
glad (not mad)57.264920.322
socialist (not libertarian)57.030428.917
good-humored (not angry)57.094022.821
Swedish (not Italian)56.867829.345
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.694734.015
Pepsi (not Coke)56.448334.616
straight (not queer)56.2140231.419
analysis (not common sense)56.191931.539
alpha (not beta)56.0112230.128
literal (not metaphorical)55.8110925.619
multicolored (not monochrome)55.877735.513
political (not nonpolitical)55.796429.016
individualist (not communal)55.4106633.719
mainstream (not arcane)55.358728.027
classical (not avant-garde)55.296927.836
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.190926.412
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.984626.737
🐘 (not 🐀)54.979827.324
hard (not soft)54.899425.419
indie (not pop)54.8119728.731
doer (not thinker)54.6121826.331
👟 (not 🥾)54.488833.636
extrovert (not introvert)54.1104327.416
impartial (not biased)53.827426.626
aloof (not obsessed)53.735121.019
traditional (not unorthodox)53.777626.217
cheery (not sorrowful)53.668627.216
feisty (not gracious)53.6131328.426
objective (not subjective)53.675924.119
flexible (not rigid)53.474816.316
naive (not paranoid)53.357624.432
exuberant (not subdued)53.1111625.122
secretive (not open-book)53.1123926.521
🐴 (not 🦄)53.0107526.029
timid (not cocky)52.944425.535
average (not deviant)52.865422.619
suspicious (not trusting)52.5106229.630
🦒 (not 🐐)52.544929.926
realistic (not ambitious)52.367331.723
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.2114521.925
expressive (not stoic)52.1114626.132
basic (not hipster)52.1118931.920
night owl (not morning lark)52.0118033.832
fire (not water)51.9119128.922
tense (not relaxed)51.7154429.915
shy (not playful)51.751222.116
unassuming (not pretentious)51.779822.415
chortling (not giggling)51.7127225.433
🥴 (not 🥳)51.6114129.822
traumatized (not flourishing)51.5134928.419
gatherer (not hunter)51.586924.520
stubborn (not accommodating)51.5150332.430
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.3107223.716
jaded (not innocent)51.3134528.224
explorer (not builder)51.2103627.825
normie (not freak)51.286323.918
pacifist (not ferocious)51.076326.521
creative (not conventional)51.0106328.534
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)50.892725.338
oxymoron (not tautology)50.2137727.026
varied (not repetitive)50.473326.236
fighter (not lover)50.698923.516
predictable (not quirky)50.693223.933

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 (0.898)
  2. Janet Fraiser (0.897)
  3. Samantha Carter (0.896)
  4. Kim Wexler (0.886)
  5. Peggy Carter (0.882)
  6. Olivia Benson (0.881)
  7. Jennifer Jareau (0.88)
  8. Jemma Simmons (0.879)
  9. Camille Saroyan (0.878)
  10. Chloe Decker (0.878)
  1. The Deep (-0.672)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.641)
  3. Arturo Roman (-0.636)
  4. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.632)
  5. Oscar Bluth (-0.623)
  6. Krusty the Clown (-0.611)
  7. Frank Gallagher (-0.6)
  8. Dennis Nedry (-0.595)
  9. Jonah Ryan (-0.595)
  10. A.J. Soprano (-0.591)

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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