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Joel Barish Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Joel Barish is a character from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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
quiet (not loud)89.5179.950
love-focused (not money-focused)86.721912.850
bookish (not sporty)86.026411.139
human (not animalistic)85.912512.733
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)85.11915.861
insecure (not confident)84.93113.930
sorrowful (not cheery)84.87310.829
reclusive (not social)84.5829.955
shy (not bold)84.4913.227
introspective (not not introspective)84.24715.126
confidential (not gossiping)84.024913.645
reserved (not chatty)83.514416.838
nerd (not jock)83.528320.931
introvert (not extrovert)83.28114.439
tame (not wild)82.25114.641
sensitive (not thick-skinned)82.18514.536
🧠 (not 💪)81.438015.431
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)81.323514.940
slovenly (not stylish)81.25913.139
awkward (not suspicious)81.26318.737
private (not gregarious)81.120717.437
first-mate (not captain)80.719813.336
egalitarian (not racist)80.470213.836
winter (not summer)80.115921.347
soft (not hard)79.714418.049
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.424720.446
lost (not enlightened)79.410819.140
traumatized (not flourishing)79.326517.338
soft (not hard)79.316419.738
🎨 (not 🏀)79.342320.156
tense (not relaxed)78.751718.737
careful (not brave)78.65816.536
beta (not alpha)78.616017.637
shy (not playful)78.54218.237
codependent (not independent)78.510921.044
loyal (not traitorous)78.384517.835
deep (not epic)78.23015.857
intellectual (not physical)78.245518.028
self-conscious (not self-assured)78.26620.530
low self esteem (not narcissistic)77.99119.251
😭 (not 😀)77.89017.727
thinker (not doer)77.86723.769
devoted (not unfaithful)77.887922.647
🛌 (not 🧗)77.79721.051
sheltered (not street-smart)77.711816.829
🥴 (not 🥳)77.711415.048
sad (not happy)77.623215.139
pacifist (not ferocious)77.612121.144
emotional (not unemotional)77.649322.550
often crying (not never cries)77.614516.962
depressed (not bright)77.412920.435
white knight (not bad boy)77.334020.843
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)77.214217.134
🤐 (not 😜)77.220621.136
lover (not fighter)77.120920.465
scruffy (not manicured)77.024220.332
rock (not rap)76.949120.451
meek (not bossy)76.811018.634
water (not fire)76.614021.748
hesitant (not decisive)76.55920.148
passive (not assertive)76.46722.632
bashful (not exhibitionist)76.43920.671
soulful (not soulless)76.271622.639
haunted (not blissful)76.244621.050
gloomy (not sunny)75.933021.835
tall (not short)75.933318.297
indie (not pop)75.929319.758
🧢 (not 🎩)75.828020.934
mild (not spicy)75.613620.449
dorky (not cool)75.619817.439
guarded (not open)75.565522.949
domestic (not industrial)75.510018.531
timid (not cocky)75.58517.752
🐴 (not 🦄)75.328126.132
romantic (not dispassionate)75.250820.046
weakass (not badass)75.110517.364
obsessed (not aloof)75.033919.027
not genocidal (not genocidal)75.067527.458
civilized (not barbaric)74.564120.439
triggered (not trolling)74.421121.127
believable (not poorly-written)74.374025.845
vanilla (not kinky)74.322420.436
miserable (not joyful)74.135620.836
awkward (not charming)73.617920.536
thrifty (not extravagant)73.420923.351
anxious (not calm)73.240527.735
kind (not cruel)73.282216.641
unlucky (not fortunate)73.126223.233
🤠 (not 🤑)73.042720.834
metrosexual (not macho)73.031718.034
vintage (not trendy)73.063118.264
English (not German)72.979524.830
submissive (not dominant)72.721215.929
roundabout (not direct)72.76021.927
monochrome (not multicolored)72.725623.935
moody (not stable)72.760421.139
empath (not psychopath)72.760420.452
straight (not queer)72.579924.839
subdued (not exuberant)72.511527.145
frugal (not lavish)72.229815.225
atheist (not theist)72.142422.427
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.955325.641
democratic (not authoritarian)71.831925.841
obedient (not rebellious)71.824323.133
underachiever (not overachiever)71.39323.553
average (not deviant)71.113023.549
🧐 (not 😎)71.128824.853
folksy (not presidential)70.732525.134
gatherer (not hunter)70.537624.127
Swedish (not Italian)70.422219.023
repetitive (not varied)70.327427.725
apprentice (not master)70.124619.734
pessimistic (not optimistic)70.133122.754
cheesy (not chic)70.139924.450
sensible (not ludicrous)70.053521.442
enslaved (not emancipated)69.99118.140
wooden (not plastic)69.758826.555
🐿 (not 🦇)69.650326.033
geriatric (not vibrant)69.610421.142
helpless (not resourceful)69.56618.446
honorable (not cunning)69.457119.538
self-destructive (not self-improving)69.444626.636
vegan (not cannibal)69.443420.934
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.336619.936
loveable (not punchable)69.362024.246
😊 (not 🤣)69.356923.727
modest (not flamboyant)69.253225.534
high IQ (not low IQ)69.2121017.331
slothful (not active)69.17720.441
unmotivated (not motivated)69.14725.161
moderate (not extreme)68.920229.540
earth (not air)68.948127.857
🥾 (not 👟)68.839526.625
methodical (not astonishing)68.753123.850
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.782323.733
twitchy (not still)68.457725.966
well behaved (not mischievous)68.238522.040
protagonist (not antagonist)68.295228.848
stuttering (not rhythmic)67.814726.932
clumsy (not coordinated)67.629926.443
child free (not pronatalist)67.563328.825
wholesome (not salacious)67.463920.640
beautiful (not ugly)67.3122122.544
utilitarian (not decorative)67.263122.624
poor (not rich)67.138718.534
😬 (not 😏)67.027723.140
princess (not queen)67.028027.043
tight (not loose)66.978325.235
one-faced (not two-faced)66.987628.961
thin (not thick)66.958822.836
masculine (not feminine)66.887522.054
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.743522.032
nonpolitical (not political)66.626924.332
jealous (not compersive)66.546223.341
unassuming (not pretentious)66.527521.728
persistent (not quitter)66.5163730.846
😇 (not 😈)66.559323.133
main character (not side character)66.465433.850
angelic (not demonic)66.368425.635
🤔 (not 🤫)66.241527.626
dramatic (not comedic)66.290724.281
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.148322.843
cooperative (not competitive)66.135426.536
minimalist (not pack rat)66.042123.837
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.932328.634
rugged (not refined)65.850218.530
slow (not fast)65.815720.937
remote (not involved)65.89226.151
noob (not pro)65.518124.330
deep (not shallow)65.575024.144
resigned (not resistant)65.44828.336
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.420423.430
works hard (not plays hard)65.391924.438
mundane (not extraordinary)65.319824.238
respectful (not rude)65.278424.930
heroic (not villainous)65.2112020.431
secretive (not open-book)65.284729.953
dry (not moist)65.240022.428
pointed (not random)65.2106226.562
transparent (not machiavellian)65.241726.853
🐮 (not 🐷)65.138826.931
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.156924.131
arcane (not mainstream)65.056226.432
🧕 (not 💃)65.021827.438
chivalrous (not businesslike)64.948924.267
gendered (not androgynous)64.8142526.741
literary (not mathematical)64.767526.625
low-tech (not high-tech)64.756024.243
traditional (not unorthodox)64.744422.935
wavering (not resolute)64.712028.232
devout (not heathen)64.655325.830
unpolished (not eloquent)64.538719.630
OCD (not ADHD)64.382728.760
classical (not avant-garde)64.163728.430
jealous (not opinionated)64.113627.258
hurried (not leisurely)64.158625.143
proper (not scandalous)64.161726.534
studious (not goof-off)63.9103127.555
serious (not bold)63.845323.552
🌟 (not 💩)63.8119128.828
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.760822.541
complimentary (not insulting)63.769826.624
innocent (not worldly)63.527321.747
French (not Russian)63.564721.835
genuine (not sarcastic)63.465928.443
skeptical (not spiritual)63.3106128.339
cryptic (not straightforward)63.121122.333
perceptive (not unobservant)63.1137228.240
monotone (not expressive)63.034127.763
tactful (not indiscreet)62.980623.725
treasure (not trash)62.9133322.932
clean (not perverted)62.999523.061
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.764629.630
oblivious (not alert)62.734825.426
trusting (not charming)62.641628.033
emotional (not logical)62.572223.636
unpatriotic (not patriotic)62.418825.332
existentialist (not nihilist)62.370829.141
Pepsi (not Coke)62.320432.946
privileged (not oppressed)62.2100224.231
cautious (not impulsive)62.165628.446
tailor (not blacksmith)62.188027.121
desperate (not high standards)62.039726.873
🐀 (not 🐘)61.949529.140
pensive (not serene)61.9114028.166
vulnerable (not armoured)61.839528.943
generalist (not specialist)61.820324.625
📉 (not 📈)61.819827.530
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.745929.541
individualist (not communal)61.782628.230
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.533025.428
stoic (not expressive)61.449330.937
generous (not stingy)61.492923.943
slugabed (not go-getter)61.310624.433
chortling (not giggling)61.388226.634
urban (not rural)61.2108524.652
reasonable (not deranged)61.184527.046
fixable (not unfixable)61.183025.538
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.029224.532
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.073627.026
🐒 (not 🐩)61.055230.330
🥶 (not 🥵)61.042924.351
unambitious (not driven)60.87725.433
family-first (not work-first)60.874724.742
backdoor (not official)60.774327.826
idealist (not realist)60.760231.747
liberal (not conservative)60.792522.735
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)60.741927.240
realistic (not ambitious)60.741430.549
prudish (not flirtatious)60.754123.161
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.526927.034
subjective (not objective)60.546330.647
centrist (not radical)60.540526.246
humble (not arrogant)60.460424.630
puny (not mighty)60.430522.939
attractive (not repulsive)60.3129323.935
flower child (not goth)60.397125.941
messy (not neat)60.153430.335
on-time (not tardy)60.0109829.165
intimate (not formal)59.770627.349
hypocritical (not equitable)59.660126.730
diligent (not lazy)59.5160621.144
sickly (not healthy)59.532219.627
regular (not zany)59.550331.542
trusting (not suspicious)59.461029.541
disarming (not creepy)59.4121619.946
important (not irrelevant)59.3149830.738
monastic (not hedonist)59.339925.924
stinky (not fresh)59.340026.933
outsider (not insider)59.272436.343
flimsy (not sturdy)59.135219.738
altruistic (not selfish)59.093227.546
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.0100024.969
giving (not receiving)59.0101127.248
sheriff (not outlaw)58.977725.133
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')58.816529.126
forgiving (not vengeful)58.782327.843
🤖 (not 👻)58.761628.428
attentive (not interrupting)58.778730.360
pure (not debased)58.684224.738
reactive (not proactive)58.668229.345
accepting (not judgemental)58.471725.431
envious (not prideful)58.216226.477
paranoid (not naive)58.193829.650
always down (not picky)58.144427.465
disorganized (not self-disciplined)57.943831.237
oxymoron (not tautology)57.972527.727
creative (not conventional)57.886427.832
warm (not quarrelsome)57.869728.533
good-humored (not angry)57.891823.233
serious (not playful)57.7103624.940
consistent (not variable)57.796631.026
unprepared (not hoarder)57.644729.540
🏌 (not 🤺)57.626324.529
poetic (not factual)57.560028.539
politically correct (not edgy)57.463727.239
gracious (not feisty)57.437726.141
statist (not anarchist)57.479629.826
ranged (not melee)57.477427.629
predictable (not quirky)57.465230.067
deliberate (not spontaneous)57.3106532.447
unchallenging (not demanding)57.329130.642
muddy (not washed)57.350626.359
knowledgeable (not ignorant)57.2130027.235
disreputable (not prestigious)57.147524.228
sage (not whippersnapper)57.066623.025
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.049925.240
old (not young)56.962623.640
vague (not precise)56.836728.225
philosophical (not real)56.737730.245
weird (not normal)56.6102427.238
complicated (not simple)56.6120831.136
glad (not mad)56.666721.432
stubborn (not accommodating)56.6136130.665
tasteful (not lewd)56.4117122.731
biased (not impartial)56.3133227.730
sleepy (not frenzied)56.213027.949
analysis (not common sense)56.291628.558
artistic (not scientific)56.081829.640
everyman (not chosen one)56.066929.461
💔 (not 💝)55.871634.634
chaste (not lustful)55.665828.641
autistic (not neurotypical)55.526224.744
historical (not modern)55.572623.035
incompetent (not competent)55.329025.440
curious (not apathetic)55.1137827.832
cultured (not rustic)55.1111428.048
sober (not indulgent)54.978727.141
socialist (not libertarian)54.943227.329
builder (not explorer)54.978027.037
sweet (not bitter)54.890522.032
western (not eastern)54.7138229.331
yes-man (not contrarian)54.751928.155
reasoned (not instinctual)54.669031.129
rough (not smooth)54.582827.534
nurturing (not poisonous)54.5112622.938
neutral (not opinionated)54.515931.260
💀 (not 🎃)54.391532.159
sugarcoated (not frank)54.332227.750
tiresome (not interesting)54.234228.234
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.280234.926
genius (not dunce)54.0134422.742
warm (not cold)54.0101827.542
intense (not lighthearted)54.0129430.239
🥰 (not 🙃)53.995330.531
non-gamer (not gamer)53.9115931.161
off-key (not musical)53.898325.555
theoretical (not empirical)53.751028.424
inspiring (not cringeworthy)53.7111725.329
crazy (not sane)53.791322.640
innocent (not jaded)53.753628.856
reliable (not experimental)53.6100929.533
overprepared (not efficient)53.532928.546
gullible (not cynical)53.560630.963
feminist (not sexist)53.4131624.836
humorless (not funny)53.270724.937
slacker (not workaholic)53.240926.929
exaggerating (not factual)53.292530.170
touchy-feely (not distant)53.278730.750
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.095329.961
juvenile (not mature)53.081830.346
fantastical (not realistic)53.075532.472
long-winded (not concise)53.079829.540
rational (not whimsical)52.9113629.342
purple (not orange)52.990033.027
offended (not chill)52.9108325.534
lenient (not strict)52.883527.958
demure (not vain)52.888323.139
🐐 (not 🦒)52.7133335.326
interested (not bored)52.7149530.467
scholarly (not crafty)52.672025.725
patient (not impatient)52.667229.032
normie (not freak)52.582327.771
Greek (not Roman)52.475926.335
orderly (not chaotic)52.3101330.229
basic (not hipster)52.2118329.637
literal (not metaphorical)52.2127730.329
linear (not circular)52.294333.034
entitled (not grateful)52.293126.051
ironic (not profound)52.196126.955
rigid (not flexible)52.0107626.329
foolish (not wise)51.977426.242
conspiracist (not sheeple)51.9139129.142
scrub (not legit)51.838523.431
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.897826.359
open-minded (not close-minded)51.7121926.728
concrete (not abstract)51.7115230.443
🤡 (not 👽)51.779029.135
fearmongering (not reassuring)51.774931.647
technophile (not luddite)51.588028.028
practical (not imaginative)51.5124829.541
sexual (not asexual)51.5135524.546
night owl (not morning lark)51.4120130.929
freelance (not corporate)51.4115431.729
head@clouds (not down2earth)51.289134.235
drop out (not valedictorian)51.267226.843
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.093230.434
dog person (not cat person)51.099231.766
uninspiring (not charismatic)50.934927.237
preppy (not punk rock)50.9116529.836
transient (not permanent)50.383429.933

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tom Hansen (0.8)
  2. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.795)
  3. Shinji Ikari (0.775)
  4. Caleb Smith (0.751)
  5. Hughie Campbell (0.736)
  6. Evan (0.731)
  7. George Michael Bluth (0.728)
  8. Connell (0.721)
  9. Columbus (0.719)
  10. Milhouse Van Houten (0.719)
  1. Samantha Jones (-0.608)
  2. Erica Sinclair (-0.573)
  3. Ramona Vega (-0.547)
  4. Donna Meagle (-0.546)
  5. Jennifer Check (-0.545)
  6. Barney Stinson (-0.543)
  7. Edie Britt (-0.536)
  8. Captain Hammer (-0.505)
  9. Tanya Chesham-Leigh (-0.505)
  10. Gabrielle Solis (-0.5)

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

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


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