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Joel Barish Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
quiet (not loud)89.31810.147
love-focused (not money-focused)87.616310.947
bookish (not sporty)87.419010.136
human (not animalistic)86.98612.830
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)86.11313.557
nerd (not jock)85.321020.426
insecure (not confident)84.92513.930
sorrowful (not cheery)84.85711.127
shy (not bold)84.3713.025
reclusive (not social)84.36610.052
reserved (not chatty)84.010415.432
confidential (not gossiping)84.020713.645
introspective (not not introspective)84.04015.325
tame (not wild)83.23012.738
introvert (not extrovert)82.37214.134
sensitive (not thick-skinned)82.17514.333
private (not gregarious)81.714117.236
slovenly (not stylish)81.45113.833
awkward (not suspicious)81.45318.934
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)81.320315.437
soft (not hard)80.910917.436
devoted (not unfaithful)80.858518.242
🤐 (not 😜)80.78618.131
lost (not enlightened)80.67518.433
loyal (not traitorous)80.263316.831
egalitarian (not racist)80.061914.429
🧠 (not 💪)79.837515.525
tall (not short)79.619315.039
beta (not alpha)79.612018.229
first-mate (not captain)79.619913.528
deep (not epic)79.61214.950
traumatized (not flourishing)79.519718.232
sheltered (not street-smart)79.08715.927
winter (not summer)79.015721.843
rock (not rap)78.732118.846
water (not fire)78.68419.442
soft (not hard)78.515020.633
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.525221.241
🎨 (not 🏀)78.439020.452
tense (not relaxed)78.445018.936
🥴 (not 🥳)78.28615.241
self-conscious (not self-assured)78.05618.726
often crying (not never cries)77.912716.759
passive (not assertive)77.84720.527
🛌 (not 🧗)77.78120.646
low self esteem (not narcissistic)77.77319.249
thinker (not doer)77.75624.166
careful (not brave)77.66016.534
shy (not playful)77.63718.632
white knight (not bad boy)77.627022.237
sad (not happy)77.519515.334
😭 (not 😀)77.28414.921
pacifist (not ferocious)77.110621.143
meek (not bossy)77.08818.833
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)77.012516.429
soulful (not soulless)77.056922.637
lover (not fighter)76.818721.256
gloomy (not sunny)76.824820.532
emotional (not unemotional)76.746222.947
intellectual (not physical)76.543818.323
hesitant (not decisive)76.45618.945
scruffy (not manicured)76.321720.730
codependent (not independent)76.312121.633
guarded (not open)76.252422.343
bashful (not exhibitionist)76.23020.868
haunted (not blissful)76.237721.249
🧢 (not 🎩)75.922821.530
🐴 (not 🦄)75.921024.429
civilized (not barbaric)75.850720.536
indie (not pop)75.724620.155
dorky (not cool)75.518217.834
timid (not cocky)75.37717.850
not genocidal (not genocidal)75.352327.653
mild (not spicy)75.212621.144
English (not German)75.252224.526
depressed (not bright)75.113321.928
unlucky (not fortunate)75.018023.529
domestic (not industrial)75.09518.828
weakass (not badass)75.09618.057
roundabout (not direct)74.94019.823
romantic (not dispassionate)74.943320.245
obsessed (not aloof)74.828619.324
awkward (not charming)74.314619.826
triggered (not trolling)74.119122.721
subdued (not exuberant)74.06625.733
kind (not cruel)73.667016.637
frugal (not lavish)73.322515.821
🧐 (not 😎)73.320224.745
vanilla (not kinky)73.022620.831
miserable (not joyful)72.934921.133
metrosexual (not macho)72.928518.632
thrifty (not extravagant)72.918824.247
🤠 (not 🤑)72.835121.731
vintage (not trendy)72.755718.558
self-destructive (not self-improving)72.531923.133
empath (not psychopath)72.550420.850
straight (not queer)72.473325.733
moody (not stable)72.353321.935
submissive (not dominant)72.318316.227
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.125921.851
monochrome (not multicolored)72.123724.832
atheist (not theist)71.935923.322
anxious (not calm)71.839628.532
sensible (not ludicrous)71.441419.534
underachiever (not overachiever)71.38423.851
vegan (not cannibal)70.932019.827
obedient (not rebellious)70.821923.830
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.825819.433
protagonist (not antagonist)70.870428.544
average (not deviant)70.711323.847
😇 (not 😈)70.539220.728
🐿 (not 🦇)70.540525.728
cheesy (not chic)70.533423.947
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.453627.134
earth (not air)70.438226.854
democratic (not authoritarian)70.330726.836
apprentice (not master)70.220119.829
believable (not poorly-written)70.290229.231
wooden (not plastic)70.149826.850
modest (not flamboyant)70.041726.627
enslaved (not emancipated)70.07616.932
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.937420.426
tight (not loose)69.956023.132
gatherer (not hunter)69.933422.922
unmotivated (not motivated)69.83524.660
honorable (not cunning)69.745719.736
geriatric (not vibrant)69.79321.341
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)69.668320.529
loveable (not punchable)69.651225.043
folksy (not presidential)69.630126.031
slothful (not active)69.36921.138
stuttering (not rhythmic)69.211826.126
angelic (not demonic)69.147822.632
😊 (not 🤣)69.147324.024
repetitive (not varied)68.730829.122
helpless (not resourceful)68.76618.741
🥾 (not 👟)68.532627.124
Swedish (not Italian)68.422620.018
moderate (not extreme)68.417629.739
methodical (not astonishing)68.347023.845
remote (not involved)68.35525.039
unassuming (not pretentious)68.317819.927
cooperative (not competitive)67.925926.532
high IQ (not low IQ)67.9105517.129
respectful (not rude)67.858922.823
utilitarian (not decorative)67.651623.023
one-faced (not two-faced)67.671329.159
twitchy (not still)67.553426.063
beautiful (not ugly)67.3102322.544
well behaved (not mischievous)67.234122.936
nonpolitical (not political)67.021724.723
deep (not shallow)66.858723.842
thin (not thick)66.749623.532
noob (not pro)66.714623.427
😬 (not 😏)66.724523.735
minimalist (not pack rat)66.534724.235
innocent (not worldly)66.419119.840
clumsy (not coordinated)66.328526.840
🐒 (not 🐩)66.333728.721
existentialist (not nihilist)66.040426.833
dry (not moist)65.931822.324
wholesome (not salacious)65.959521.535
pointed (not random)65.888426.560
mundane (not extraordinary)65.716524.336
princess (not queen)65.627727.440
poor (not rich)65.634819.029
masculine (not feminine)65.576122.249
devout (not heathen)65.543926.026
literary (not mathematical)65.552326.423
gendered (not androgynous)65.5120825.735
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.517423.228
resigned (not resistant)65.44328.830
genuine (not sarcastic)65.348527.741
hurried (not leisurely)65.344525.735
secretive (not open-book)65.370830.948
dramatic (not comedic)65.378724.076
rugged (not refined)65.243019.327
child free (not pronatalist)65.261930.721
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.241822.529
chivalrous (not businesslike)65.239223.362
slow (not fast)65.114922.033
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.044022.841
🐀 (not 🐘)65.030527.732
🧕 (not 💃)65.017727.837
📉 (not 📈)64.912025.728
generalist (not specialist)64.710224.622
serious (not bold)64.636623.150
🤔 (not 🤫)64.643228.124
French (not Russian)64.549623.122
skeptical (not spiritual)64.487028.336
OCD (not ADHD)64.471429.157
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.331929.431
heroic (not villainous)64.295520.527
jealous (not compersive)64.146023.935
transparent (not machiavellian)64.139327.048
unpolished (not eloquent)64.134419.829
regular (not zany)64.027030.630
🐮 (not 🐷)64.037128.127
theoretical (not empirical)63.910425.216
arcane (not mainstream)63.950826.830
studious (not goof-off)63.988827.555
classical (not avant-garde)63.854129.326
🌟 (not 💩)63.899828.828
liberal (not conservative)63.767221.731
tactful (not indiscreet)63.666524.023
works hard (not plays hard)63.583824.934
chortling (not giggling)63.569425.330
pensive (not serene)63.590027.761
traditional (not unorthodox)63.442624.628
family-first (not work-first)63.356823.836
vulnerable (not armoured)63.232628.139
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.153630.327
Pepsi (not Coke)63.114033.541
cautious (not impulsive)62.954227.344
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.933026.937
trusting (not charming)62.835127.731
fixable (not unfixable)62.863123.732
jealous (not opinionated)62.813626.851
low-tech (not high-tech)62.554724.635
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.555423.536
desperate (not high standards)62.532326.672
wavering (not resolute)62.413726.725
idealist (not realist)62.346631.742
attractive (not repulsive)62.1104523.831
unambitious (not driven)62.16324.329
treasure (not trash)62.1114023.729
generous (not stingy)62.174724.141
lowbrow (not highbrow)62.024624.430
privileged (not oppressed)61.989524.927
unpatriotic (not patriotic)61.816224.623
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.826625.925
clean (not perverted)61.886522.955
perceptive (not unobservant)61.7119628.937
monotone (not expressive)61.731127.857
🤖 (not 👻)61.642026.624
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.539730.434
realistic (not ambitious)61.531430.448
on-time (not tardy)61.590329.062
cryptic (not straightforward)61.321123.528
proper (not scandalous)61.358927.328
stoic (not expressive)61.243231.934
prudish (not flirtatious)61.244422.955
oblivious (not alert)61.033224.322
flower child (not goth)60.980525.438
persistent (not quitter)60.8150330.838
🥶 (not 🥵)60.738724.248
important (not irrelevant)60.6123830.834
urban (not rural)60.596424.944
emotional (not logical)60.367722.429
stinky (not fresh)60.330727.628
outsider (not insider)60.258735.939
reasonable (not deranged)60.275427.543
centrist (not radical)60.235125.441
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.165228.820
humble (not arrogant)60.050823.925
flimsy (not sturdy)60.029719.131
trusting (not suspicious)59.949429.740
pure (not debased)59.966325.131
warm (not quarrelsome)59.852828.530
altruistic (not selfish)59.874227.345
complimentary (not insulting)59.868626.121
hypocritical (not equitable)59.851526.128
attentive (not interrupting)59.862430.357
puny (not mighty)59.727423.736
always down (not picky)59.730625.461
messy (not neat)59.447130.931
backdoor (not official)59.269327.325
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')59.112329.023
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.186225.263
knowledgeable (not ignorant)59.0106028.722
giving (not receiving)59.084627.248
slugabed (not go-getter)58.911724.629
tailor (not blacksmith)58.985126.017
statist (not anarchist)58.864128.424
disarming (not creepy)58.6105020.139
sheriff (not outlaw)58.566325.432
intimate (not formal)58.561827.041
envious (not prideful)58.513526.476
diligent (not lazy)58.2137922.131
individualist (not communal)58.282127.427
curious (not apathetic)58.1105625.627
poetic (not factual)58.048928.738
sage (not whippersnapper)57.952523.124
basic (not hipster)57.884127.532
forgiving (not vengeful)57.770027.839
unchallenging (not demanding)57.723630.841
muddy (not washed)57.643626.356
weird (not normal)57.585226.736
good-humored (not angry)57.577123.532
accepting (not judgemental)57.560725.628
consistent (not variable)57.582830.224
oxymoron (not tautology)57.567628.624
reactive (not proactive)57.561130.341
predictable (not quirky)57.555130.563
tasteful (not lewd)57.496323.029
politically correct (not edgy)57.453929.432
creative (not conventional)57.274328.131
cultured (not rustic)57.288327.144
chaste (not lustful)57.150228.136
gracious (not feisty)57.132425.035
sickly (not healthy)56.930221.421
tiresome (not interesting)56.826228.527
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.739231.232
off-key (not musical)56.772924.039
hypochondriac (not stoic)56.745525.236
paranoid (not naive)56.787030.047
old (not young)56.455021.634
glad (not mad)56.455920.529
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.359933.925
ranged (not melee)56.373724.922
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.232126.729
philosophical (not real)56.233030.341
sleepy (not frenzied)56.211527.542
humorless (not funny)56.151324.533
analysis (not common sense)56.178928.155
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.096333.541
💔 (not 💝)56.061334.328
🏌 (not 🤺)55.925025.225
stubborn (not accommodating)55.9118830.863
demure (not vain)55.865923.134
disreputable (not prestigious)55.845225.020
vague (not precise)55.635328.224
sober (not indulgent)55.563726.739
unprepared (not hoarder)55.545229.431
🤡 (not 👽)55.454828.931
autistic (not neurotypical)55.319324.639
rough (not smooth)55.367726.330
subjective (not objective)55.362030.332
genius (not dunce)55.2110823.836
everyman (not chosen one)55.260429.858
💀 (not 🎃)55.076432.452
serious (not playful)54.993425.235
builder (not explorer)54.968427.037
yes-man (not contrarian)54.944228.053
warm (not cold)54.882827.737
sugarcoated (not frank)54.826528.343
sweet (not bitter)54.775823.724
western (not eastern)54.7115029.629
conspiracist (not sheeple)54.6106629.633
monastic (not hedonist)54.551026.015
artistic (not scientific)54.473729.438
socialist (not libertarian)54.434727.218
incompetent (not competent)54.327925.738
gullible (not cynical)54.349730.057
neutral (not opinionated)54.213831.459
long-winded (not concise)54.263229.138
crazy (not sane)54.177922.137
intense (not lighthearted)54.1109230.433
nurturing (not poisonous)54.095922.835
reasoned (not instinctual)53.960531.428
🥰 (not 🙃)53.978830.531
historical (not modern)53.864723.131
non-gamer (not gamer)53.898731.359
foolish (not wise)53.562025.539
purple (not orange)53.573333.025
permanent (not transient)53.488929.930
exaggerating (not factual)53.478529.666
biased (not impartial)53.3125526.226
touchy-feely (not distant)53.366330.447
inspiring (not cringeworthy)53.295225.326
scholarly (not crafty)52.962226.224
entitled (not grateful)52.980124.847
technophile (not luddite)52.870328.426
overprepared (not efficient)52.830828.341
open-minded (not close-minded)52.7100826.827
innocent (not jaded)52.747529.050
rigid (not flexible)52.692026.526
normie (not freak)52.669927.569
orderly (not chaotic)52.586530.126
reliable (not experimental)52.588329.232
concrete (not abstract)52.495930.539
lenient (not strict)52.370728.650
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.288133.733
feminist (not sexist)52.2112525.032
scrub (not legit)52.132923.325
corporate (not freelance)52.167132.526
morning lark (not night owl)51.962330.527
asexual (not sexual)51.946723.940
literal (not metaphorical)51.8111331.323
complicated (not simple)51.8117131.828
patient (not impatient)51.857530.226
valedictorian (not drop out)51.8109825.338
Roman (not Greek)51.884126.421
fantastical (not realistic)51.768632.469
interested (not bored)51.6129330.664
practical (not imaginative)51.5106630.134
juvenile (not mature)51.571030.743
punk rock (not preppy)51.468130.234
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.391529.453
uninspiring (not charismatic)51.330527.436
dog person (not cat person)51.285530.861
workaholic (not slacker)51.1129027.824
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.085726.856
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.879229.332
chill (not offended)50.868224.931
circular (not linear)50.879232.431
reassuring (not fearmongering)50.2101731.446
whimsical (not rational)50.366628.829
🦒 (not 🐐)50.349036.620
profound (not ironic)50.480726.652

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 (0.795)
  2. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.789)
  3. Caleb Smith (0.752)
  4. Evan (0.732)
  5. George Michael Bluth (0.73)
  6. Milhouse Van Houten (0.726)
  7. Connell (0.719)
  8. Columbus (0.719)
  9. Stuart Bloom (0.713)
  10. Jonathan Byers (0.713)
  1. Samantha Jones (-0.614)
  2. Erica Sinclair (-0.577)
  3. Jennifer Check (-0.559)
  4. Ramona Vega (-0.554)
  5. Barney Stinson (-0.551)
  6. Donna Meagle (-0.55)
  7. Edie Britt (-0.543)
  8. Gabrielle Solis (-0.51)
  9. Sterling Archer (-0.507)
  10. Santana Lopez (-0.507)

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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