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Joan Watson Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
beautiful (not ugly)94.3679.017
civilized (not barbaric)92.8189.216
diligent (not lazy)92.31548.520
resourceful (not helpless)91.9839.910
coordinated (not clumsy)91.6736.19
heroic (not villainous)91.47812.419
protagonist (not antagonist)91.43617.634
wise (not foolish)91.3258.621
devoted (not unfaithful)91.01369.934
high IQ (not low IQ)90.720114.118
perceptive (not unobservant)90.61299.226
motivated (not unmotivated)90.525214.634
on-time (not tardy)90.29311.818
important (not irrelevant)90.11479.627
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.115811.628
🌟 (not 💩)89.8919.025
competent (not incompetent)89.719520.116
go-getter (not slugabed)89.5787.814
studious (not goof-off)89.41129.718
attractive (not repulsive)89.215016.017
fresh (not stinky)88.47312.019
mature (not juvenile)88.38615.916
valedictorian (not drop out)88.316521.616
cultured (not rustic)88.12310.135
healthy (not sickly)88.08010.016
egalitarian (not racist)88.022216.222
workaholic (not slacker)87.72657.922
disarming (not creepy)87.42513.024
treasure (not trash)86.919011.116
orderly (not chaotic)86.8709.724
persistent (not quitter)86.857618.826
neat (not messy)86.613916.425
nurturing (not poisonous)86.510617.521
reassuring (not fearmongering)86.43520.126
confidential (not gossiping)86.315211.025
queen (not princess)86.215415.438
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)86.08025.521
empath (not psychopath)85.911017.330
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.717923.228
washed (not muddy)85.76120.133
manicured (not scruffy)85.628719.320
rational (not whimsical)85.56714.521
interested (not bored)85.56012.119
🤺 (not 🏌)85.316414.119
refined (not rugged)85.1869.711
feminist (not sexist)85.128419.024
precise (not vague)84.91049.620
chic (not cheesy)84.83615.537
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.411910.820
emancipated (not enslaved)84.37311.315
active (not slothful)84.336518.721
eloquent (not unpolished)84.316717.727
reasonable (not deranged)84.311119.120
legit (not scrub)84.016210.931
open-minded (not close-minded)83.98419.416
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.931021.021
driven (not unambitious)83.856516.317
clean (not perverted)83.823016.831
pro (not noob)83.738714.320
resolute (not wavering)83.712316.118
human (not animalistic)83.622014.922
soulful (not soulless)83.435617.116
pointed (not random)83.127113.927
sane (not crazy)82.95625.013
white knight (not bad boy)82.916817.240
believable (not poorly-written)82.918615.821
modern (not historical)82.89517.716
alert (not oblivious)82.625621.122
sturdy (not flimsy)82.623316.630
tasteful (not lewd)82.410417.920
realistic (not fantastical)82.311619.819
overachiever (not underachiever)82.341115.514
interesting (not tiresome)81.922914.417
urban (not rural)81.917213.314
altruistic (not selfish)81.717020.523
🤔 (not 🤫)81.72421.117
stylish (not slovenly)81.526215.720
🧠 (not 💪)81.338320.024
😊 (not 🤣)81.211617.823
liberal (not conservative)81.216723.012
genius (not dunce)81.031716.719
consistent (not variable)81.08818.121
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.926716.117
kind (not cruel)80.749317.614
giving (not receiving)80.721317.640
humble (not arrogant)80.612216.515
badass (not weakass)80.359323.818
neurotypical (not autistic)80.314819.614
thin (not thick)80.19413.515
respectful (not rude)79.930319.413
practical (not imaginative)79.822714.516
high standards (not desperate)79.724321.018
mighty (not puny)79.538815.113
angelic (not demonic)79.422816.220
tactful (not indiscreet)79.213816.012
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.119417.219
complimentary (not insulting)79.019017.223
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.834218.324
bossy (not meek)78.854018.716
factual (not exaggerating)78.816118.924
self-improving (not self-destructive)78.78922.226
loyal (not traitorous)78.780617.223
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.628321.824
attentive (not interrupting)78.614117.536
🐮 (not 🐷)78.41214.38
resistant (not resigned)78.323017.518
fast (not slow)77.939418.320
down2earth (not head@clouds)77.820425.417
specialist (not generalist)77.712323.917
non-gamer (not gamer)77.528120.720
bookish (not sporty)77.453821.012
scientific (not artistic)77.330415.524
accepting (not judgemental)77.320718.616
vegan (not cannibal)77.019918.423
honorable (not cunning)76.927921.019
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.850422.019
pure (not debased)76.824414.416
curious (not apathetic)76.534318.111
🎨 (not 🏀)76.553224.929
patient (not impatient)76.213324.622
independent (not codependent)75.948320.522
works hard (not plays hard)75.851518.516
📈 (not 📉)75.816523.723
involved (not remote)75.837424.922
tight (not loose)75.740314.229
😇 (not 😈)75.531119.228
wholesome (not salacious)75.435222.416
trusting (not charming)75.36323.021
proper (not scandalous)75.329419.324
French (not Russian)75.017617.821
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.968921.521
freelance (not corporate)74.845024.224
sensible (not ludicrous)74.736227.819
nerd (not jock)74.752118.323
🤐 (not 😜)74.727019.734
methodical (not astonishing)74.528518.718
sheriff (not outlaw)74.533719.028
vibrant (not geriatric)74.551722.419
skeptical (not spiritual)74.456423.425
frank (not sugarcoated)74.461223.633
strict (not lenient)73.939119.418
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.827934.422
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.725726.128
assertive (not passive)73.768917.719
never cries (not often crying)73.743618.140
no-nonsense (not dramatic)73.523726.223
feminine (not masculine)73.443816.722
English (not German)73.473426.116
loveable (not punchable)73.345824.423
tame (not wild)73.319120.918
genuine (not sarcastic)73.234217.818
intellectual (not physical)73.260428.113
quiet (not loud)73.230820.124
sage (not whippersnapper)73.113419.722
bold (not shy)72.9106618.817
devout (not heathen)72.924317.110
serious (not playful)72.759920.214
fixable (not unfixable)72.622223.124
opinionated (not jealous)72.663525.733
opinionated (not neutral)72.4102423.028
enlightened (not lost)72.321120.126
presidential (not folksy)72.338522.914
rock (not rap)72.382620.632
concrete (not abstract)72.131518.919
reliable (not experimental)72.038722.520
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.08719.120
statist (not anarchist)71.923423.016
prestigious (not disreputable)71.950421.116
extraordinary (not mundane)71.567623.422
warm (not cold)71.451122.220
confident (not insecure)71.371324.320
young (not old)71.373027.113
triggered (not trolling)71.334916.512
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.135618.312
cautious (not impulsive)71.135112.517
factual (not poetic)71.041023.016
still (not twitchy)70.918722.530
🐩 (not 🐒)70.939827.913
bright (not depressed)70.731522.618
forgiving (not vengeful)70.542618.513
stable (not moody)70.514825.917
insider (not outsider)70.414427.815
concise (not long-winded)70.421926.425
transparent (not machiavellian)70.324523.531
one-faced (not two-faced)70.371925.521
👽 (not 🤡)70.228915.520
demanding (not unchallenging)70.296519.729
private (not gregarious)70.158819.325
existentialist (not nihilist)70.124427.312
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.024123.421
efficient (not overprepared)70.044626.331
compersive (not jealous)69.929916.615
profound (not ironic)69.919621.123
🧗 (not 🛌)69.964125.619
rich (not poor)69.862819.526
minimalist (not pack rat)69.728320.918
permanent (not transient)69.531521.921
preppy (not punk rock)69.563927.821
modest (not flamboyant)69.352326.817
introspective (not not introspective)69.354429.411
love-focused (not money-focused)69.383419.744
gendered (not androgynous)69.3119724.924
straightforward (not cryptic)69.258926.117
ranged (not melee)69.117422.911
generous (not stingy)69.161522.916
street-smart (not sheltered)69.068520.317
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.950624.317
child free (not pronatalist)68.954022.313
equitable (not hypocritical)68.842521.515
dramatic (not comedic)68.878419.527
scholarly (not crafty)68.729023.515
empirical (not theoretical)68.621528.47
real (not philosophical)68.653123.617
atheist (not theist)68.654129.914
realist (not idealist)68.539726.219
wooden (not plastic)68.565525.121
earth (not air)68.350627.123
expressive (not monotone)68.367222.034
normal (not weird)68.125117.716
complicated (not simple)68.177920.216
frugal (not lavish)68.045017.415
sweet (not bitter)67.950424.916
charming (not awkward)67.971826.414
dominant (not submissive)67.986727.522
cool (not dorky)67.957623.819
worldly (not innocent)67.888326.213
serious (not bold)67.733022.226
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.742521.718
OCD (not ADHD)67.768321.619
high-tech (not low-tech)67.549123.326
trendy (not vintage)67.119923.524
prideful (not envious)67.188620.927
🧐 (not 😎)67.039728.620
social (not reclusive)66.956125.721
direct (not roundabout)66.886030.918
tailor (not blacksmith)66.667126.820
joyful (not miserable)66.536418.419
hoarder (not unprepared)66.353724.813
🤠 (not 🤑)66.368629.323
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.332924.725
politically correct (not edgy)66.237826.023
smooth (not rough)66.243028.716
🐿 (not 🦇)66.161728.617
eastern (not western)65.97832.213
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)65.947922.921
democratic (not authoritarian)65.952228.729
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.996923.414
🥰 (not 🙃)65.949426.020
reasoned (not instinctual)65.733325.412
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.273622.717
warm (not quarrelsome)65.048220.620
sunny (not gloomy)65.050624.128
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.970529.828
regular (not zany)64.729226.715
suspicious (not awkward)64.585427.431
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.556624.617
formal (not intimate)64.554222.924
emotional (not unemotional)64.498928.934
grateful (not entitled)64.354825.420
sober (not indulgent)64.244132.617
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.231727.617
brave (not careful)64.081922.721
armoured (not vulnerable)63.982426.724
cat person (not dog person)63.953532.335
hurried (not leisurely)63.659715.412
deep (not shallow)63.381931.312
demure (not vain)63.248919.315
contrarian (not yes-man)63.274626.438
patriotic (not unpatriotic)63.191919.218
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.052524.215
well behaved (not mischievous)62.951328.716
happy (not sad)62.937116.421
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.788925.333
decisive (not hesitant)62.6102827.612
obedient (not rebellious)62.644927.616
😏 (not 😬)62.668529.223
privileged (not oppressed)62.697022.725
thrifty (not extravagant)62.658324.523
deep (not epic)62.535326.923
flower child (not goth)62.288726.829
purple (not orange)61.650129.720
proactive (not reactive)61.630430.641
logical (not emotional)61.554722.721
😀 (not 😭)61.455625.222
calm (not anxious)61.345325.218
intense (not lighthearted)61.3103729.327
musical (not off-key)61.244625.217
technophile (not luddite)61.150823.114
🎩 (not 🧢)61.075633.230
sexual (not asexual)61.0102725.227
vanilla (not kinky)60.963524.417
cynical (not gullible)60.994528.130
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.865829.135
official (not backdoor)60.753326.127
fortunate (not unlucky)60.550921.520
industrial (not domestic)60.559826.915
metrosexual (not macho)60.587329.421
pensive (not serene)60.4121826.822
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)60.388827.517
frenzied (not sleepy)60.2137519.731
work-first (not family-first)60.073525.724
romantic (not dispassionate)60.0109825.825
haunted (not blissful)60.0106626.623
night owl (not morning lark)59.990033.116
picky (not always down)59.777023.422
prudish (not flirtatious)59.757219.628
funny (not humorless)59.688119.812
moderate (not extreme)59.643121.819
🤖 (not 👻)59.657424.316
chosen one (not everyman)59.579029.634
💃 (not 🧕)59.4100523.322
linear (not circular)59.454834.021
chaste (not lustful)59.352821.812
first-mate (not captain)59.274935.513
💝 (not 💔)58.874629.421
short (not tall)58.758124.023
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.789418.113
winter (not summer)58.770629.633
🎃 (not 💀)58.660928.017
self-assured (not self-conscious)58.5112033.019
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.524035.512
dry (not moist)58.565319.717
cooperative (not competitive)58.053925.420
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.050122.221
socialist (not libertarian)57.926426.112
Greek (not Roman)57.937924.29
monastic (not hedonist)57.744223.19
guarded (not open)57.6128429.122
🥵 (not 🥶)57.583130.121
analysis (not common sense)57.585930.638
spicy (not mild)57.3105820.515
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.2110929.813
glad (not mad)57.262220.322
Swedish (not Italian)57.264928.127
distant (not touchy-feely)57.189123.838
good-humored (not angry)56.892223.420
individualist (not communal)56.898534.514
apprentice (not master)56.752330.822
centrist (not radical)56.754626.430
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.691934.015
reserved (not chatty)56.483221.717
Pepsi (not Coke)56.446034.616
tense (not relaxed)56.2140728.612
straight (not queer)56.1137531.516
mathematical (not literary)56.054926.020
indie (not pop)55.9111228.630
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.886223.922
literal (not metaphorical)55.8108225.619
multicolored (not monochrome)55.875735.513
gatherer (not hunter)55.873323.316
political (not nonpolitical)55.794129.016
realistic (not ambitious)55.654331.221
average (not deviant)55.554122.417
hard (not soft)55.596022.419
utilitarian (not decorative)55.5112232.417
mainstream (not arcane)55.357726.516
alpha (not beta)55.1111130.327
doer (not thinker)55.0116326.828
aloof (not obsessed)54.931820.918
traditional (not unorthodox)54.971726.516
hard (not soft)54.498826.316
classical (not avant-garde)54.497929.716
explorer (not builder)54.389934.87
🐘 (not 🐀)54.281927.723
giggling (not chortling)54.251524.810
chill (not offended)53.965526.723
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.887232.614
cheery (not sorrowful)53.667328.613
stoic (not expressive)53.370425.615
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.393126.911
👟 (not 🥾)53.390733.635
naive (not paranoid)53.356624.432
exuberant (not subdued)53.1109025.122
🐴 (not 🦄)53.0104726.029
extrovert (not introvert)52.9105428.015
timid (not cocky)52.942725.934
impartial (not biased)52.830127.823
traumatized (not flourishing)52.7126428.718
suspicious (not trusting)52.6102930.129
feisty (not gracious)52.6132429.123
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.3111922.823
normie (not freak)52.380023.816
repetitive (not varied)52.2114225.421
fighter (not lover)52.092523.715
secretive (not open-book)51.9124026.520
water (not fire)51.970528.719
🦒 (not 🐐)51.846932.910
jaded (not innocent)51.7130628.823
subjective (not objective)51.692821.817
🥴 (not 🥳)51.6109529.822
ferocious (not pacifist)51.5116426.320
stubborn (not accommodating)51.5146332.430
creative (not conventional)51.4103430.023
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.3103423.716
predictable (not quirky)51.387824.032
flexible (not rigid)51.279716.214
basic (not hipster)50.8120829.517
oxymoron (not tautology)50.2134327.026
shy (not playful)50.652222.415
pretentious (not unassuming)50.4114823.413

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 (0.901)
  2. Janet Fraiser (0.894)
  3. Samantha Carter (0.892)
  4. Kim Wexler (0.881)
  5. Olivia Benson (0.881)
  6. Peggy Carter (0.88)
  7. Jemma Simmons (0.88)
  8. Jennifer Jareau (0.878)
  9. Chloe Decker (0.877)
  10. Hermione Granger (0.874)
  1. The Deep (-0.645)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.641)
  3. Arturo Roman (-0.628)
  4. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.625)
  5. Oscar Bluth (-0.619)
  6. Krusty the Clown (-0.61)
  7. Frank Gallagher (-0.599)
  8. Dennis Nedry (-0.594)
  9. Jonah Ryan (-0.588)
  10. Jeff Portnoy (-0.588)

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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