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Joey Tribbiani Personality Statistics

Joey Tribbiani is a character from Friends. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
Italian (not Swedish)94.5811.895
playful (not shy)93.9208.71122
playful (not serious)93.888.01162
social (not reclusive)93.0169.8825
goof-off (not studious)92.91412.0487
extrovert (not introvert)92.72510.51150
good-humored (not angry)91.91710.11139
😎 (not 🧐)91.6713.2505
spontaneous (not scheduled)91.33611.11150
😜 (not 🤐)91.32512.8474
funny (not humorless)91.04012.71164
physical (not intellectual)90.91012.21179
cheery (not sorrowful)90.9149.71167
💪 (not 🧠)90.8811.8580
chatty (not reserved)90.65611.41240
nonpolitical (not political)90.6411.51094
impulsive (not cautious)90.26011.71210
lustful (not chaste)90.11714.61208
warm (not cold)90.03110.91107
💃 (not 🧕)90.05312.7822
sporty (not bookish)89.92912.81215
bold (not shy)89.820912.31195
relaxed (not tense)89.7413.71181
optimistic (not pessimistic)89.52611.11112
joyful (not miserable)89.51613.5495
loud (not quiet)89.28412.41154
spontaneous (not deliberate)89.11914.01113
expressive (not stoic)89.15112.71093
happy (not sad)89.1911.61145
lenient (not strict)88.91713.41175
disorganized (not self-disciplined)88.91713.41175
😏 (not 😬)88.71217.8490
sweet (not bitter)88.53912.31146
beautiful (not ugly)88.519814.3370
artistic (not scientific)88.33312.81231
juvenile (not mature)88.13613.4299
jock (not nerd)88.13414.91167
😀 (not 😭)88.01515.3532
confident (not insecure)87.97918.21170
oblivious (not alert)87.72617.1482
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.610716.41026
gregarious (not private)87.42512.71104
chaotic (not orderly)87.37612.11218
whimsical (not rational)87.04713.41200
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)87.03814.2518
instinctual (not reasoned)86.93515.31153
kind (not cruel)86.718214.91110
messy (not neat)86.74914.51045
plays hard (not works hard)86.63114.81178
leisurely (not hurried)86.51417.71458
freelance (not corporate)86.59817.891
emotional (not logical)86.35313.71251
open-book (not secretive)86.32316.799
loose (not tight)85.82716.687
bold (not serious)85.75112.41168
vibrant (not geriatric)85.69312.9100
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.513216.61143
foolish (not wise)85.43215.31162
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.412918.01111
glad (not mad)85.23516.9439
drop out (not valedictorian)85.24417.7505
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.17420.21159
open (not guarded)85.01716.71179
sunny (not gloomy)85.06020.3102
loyal (not traitorous)84.834619.81152
straight (not queer)84.719822.4600
mischievous (not well behaved)84.322117.41151
dunce (not genius)84.21916.11282
attractive (not repulsive)83.923318.61169
charming (not awkward)83.811620.81250
accepting (not judgemental)83.56218.5948
masculine (not feminine)83.324917.41193
indulgent (not sober)83.310316.81192
imaginative (not practical)83.15819.81152
gendered (not androgynous)83.132424.7524
simple (not complicated)83.0820.91103
crafty (not scholarly)83.09015.11491
soulful (not soulless)82.925318.0318
flexible (not rigid)82.92918.01070
intimate (not formal)82.82016.7835
slacker (not workaholic)82.54518.0314
low IQ (not high IQ)82.41415.61055
chill (not offended)82.43822.096
wild (not tame)82.121216.21346
scandalous (not proper)82.114715.91338
unprepared (not hoarder)81.91120.21282
trusting (not suspicious)81.75721.11151
idealist (not realist)81.47520.5402
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.424222.6538
exuberant (not subdued)81.412820.7107
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)81.36024.6473
astonishing (not methodical)81.12517.41102
young (not old)80.824414.11161
narcissistic (not low self esteem)80.819722.190
warm (not quarrelsome)80.67919.21145
bright (not depressed)80.67018.91095
modern (not historical)80.59618.4925
flamboyant (not modest)80.414620.01214
unpolished (not eloquent)80.28121.31007
night owl (not morning lark)80.218519.91049
ludicrous (not sensible)80.28621.01126
loveable (not punchable)80.217222.890
head@clouds (not down2earth)80.110825.71104
🛌 (not 🧗)80.14824.1854
family-first (not work-first)79.816623.11480
lighthearted (not intense)79.74224.7114
focused on the present (not focused on the future)79.52624.81245
cannibal (not vegan)79.513418.999
🐿 (not 🦇)79.411823.8419
clumsy (not coordinated)79.39319.91094
child free (not pronatalist)79.312424.11011
urban (not rural)79.319321.4832
moist (not dry)78.93120.591
treasure (not trash)78.643723.4552
vain (not demure)78.317721.91106
ignorant (not knowledgeable)78.35321.596
lazy (not diligent)78.22618.41224
unobservant (not perceptive)77.92926.4102
straightforward (not cryptic)77.814626.41110
vague (not precise)77.72619.9923
dramatic (not no-nonsense)77.719124.8589
🌟 (not 💩)77.540025.5469
spicy (not mild)77.329820.41145
low-tech (not high-tech)77.113719.01028
incompetent (not competent)77.15220.11241
🥳 (not 🥴)77.04528.1500
🐒 (not 🐩)77.09326.0501
forgiving (not vengeful)76.717722.61194
zany (not regular)76.621820.5460
trolling (not triggered)76.64623.298
soft (not hard)76.413620.11058
kinky (not vanilla)76.418721.71136
🥰 (not 🙃)76.310728.8787
charming (not trusting)76.216224.71102
outlaw (not sheriff)76.225019.21090
brave (not careful)76.125918.81137
smooth (not rough)76.110822.81113
backdoor (not official)75.918022.21352
egalitarian (not racist)75.763620.7477
important (not irrelevant)75.358025.1823
soft (not hard)75.316021.5325
edgy (not politically correct)74.727017.81067
first-mate (not captain)74.725725.11463
folksy (not presidential)74.717422.994
whippersnapper (not sage)74.79226.288
rugged (not refined)74.520920.81185
🤣 (not 😊)74.510630.8507
creative (not conventional)74.324223.71191
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.216926.51482
curious (not apathetic)74.229424.71180
lowbrow (not highbrow)74.16525.8994
multicolored (not monochrome)74.116926.0269
impatient (not patient)74.036024.0567
hedonist (not monastic)74.012226.5305
complimentary (not insulting)73.922122.7334
healthy (not sickly)73.845824.71158
English (not German)73.843926.788
emancipated (not enslaved)73.728923.01011
not introspective (not introspective)73.76726.3718
🤡 (not 👽)73.78527.9466
real (not philosophical)73.421927.4978
open-minded (not close-minded)73.322824.11485
crazy (not sane)73.225119.7497
heroic (not villainous)72.657119.51138
rebellious (not obedient)72.543221.91127
abstract (not concrete)72.414027.1500
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.119227.4819
democratic (not authoritarian)71.822724.3972
explorer (not builder)71.322925.31309
disarming (not creepy)71.344922.3541
genuine (not sarcastic)71.228629.11164
nurturing (not poisonous)71.240522.8525
👻 (not 🤖)71.017426.8451
extreme (not moderate)70.848323.11129
🦄 (not 🐴)70.720030.5482
lost (not enlightened)70.623226.092
indiscreet (not tactful)70.68526.8492
lewd (not tasteful)70.515225.11195
involved (not remote)70.344826.31076
interesting (not tiresome)70.248625.51122
liberal (not conservative)70.134425.6482
codependent (not independent)70.118628.31605
flourishing (not traumatized)69.98426.381
melee (not ranged)69.89129.072
poetic (not factual)69.417823.2106
slow (not fast)69.28227.51032
poor (not rich)69.122221.51081
shallow (not deep)68.917024.9578
extraordinary (not mundane)68.653225.51080
weird (not normal)68.342223.41214
literary (not mathematical)68.333119.7971
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.331326.3102
privileged (not oppressed)68.357224.690
luddite (not technophile)68.222424.3959
🧢 (not 🎩)68.032134.2481
disreputable (not prestigious)67.918123.41135
👟 (not 🥾)67.927431.1497
🤺 (not 🏌)67.758929.8469
romantic (not dispassionate)67.755229.898
literal (not metaphorical)67.533433.11205
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)67.515827.3447
circular (not linear)67.515928.091
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.450624.9459
barbaric (not civilized)67.318320.71076
🐐 (not 🦒)67.229929.8752
unassuming (not pretentious)67.117132.4513
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)66.935828.41014
calm (not anxious)66.723527.81112
alpha (not beta)66.758728.71133
unorthodox (not traditional)66.642127.7312
giggling (not chortling)66.515831.5100
persistent (not quitter)66.0108628.3512
French (not Russian)65.536629.098
experimental (not reliable)65.531331.1100
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)65.455128.079
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.434028.7988
basic (not hipster)65.245528.21073
💝 (not 💔)65.133333.0784
thick (not thin)65.025621.8942
deranged (not reasonable)64.930924.7495
aloof (not obsessed)64.85430.51091
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.821029.479
apprentice (not master)64.723928.7632
subjective (not objective)64.718930.4259
efficient (not overprepared)64.754225.9105
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)64.439432.8521
arrogant (not humble)64.452027.61105
sensitive (not thick-skinned)64.332725.61119
vulnerable (not armoured)64.223726.41108
heathen (not devout)63.928726.41087
mainstream (not arcane)63.919328.51056
gossiping (not confidential)63.928130.11551
avant-garde (not classical)63.726724.6273
fortunate (not unlucky)63.529426.81140
innocent (not worldly)63.420831.81279
lavish (not frugal)63.437028.41042
orange (not purple)63.328729.8866
insider (not outsider)63.225731.1990
🐷 (not 🐮)63.220030.4765
pack rat (not minimalist)62.928328.5488
🤔 (not 🤫)62.741634.6470
feisty (not gracious)62.669527.6988
wholesome (not salacious)62.651633.6456
decorative (not utilitarian)62.323328.5288
🤠 (not 🤑)62.354433.0520
domestic (not industrial)62.132225.6223
helpless (not resourceful)62.010527.8379
sexist (not feminist)62.027926.6666
deviant (not average)61.956725.7913
wavering (not resolute)61.912326.5424
street-smart (not sheltered)61.863330.11336
cool (not dorky)61.852730.9468
angelic (not demonic)61.754425.61095
sheeple (not conspiracist)61.612628.9897
equitable (not hypocritical)61.647228.2345
mighty (not puny)61.573926.51126
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.575428.5100
variable (not consistent)61.423631.4111
existentialist (not nihilist)60.952027.2243
generalist (not specialist)60.517430.8252
macho (not metrosexual)60.532430.8107
meek (not bossy)60.424624.71106
anarchist (not statist)60.238625.6594
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.750128.3101
pacifist (not ferocious)59.533326.91125
dominant (not submissive)59.575028.71168
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.446529.71010
honorable (not cunning)59.358730.01281
transient (not permanent)59.327929.9555
🐘 (not 🐀)59.143030.9815
awkward (not suspicious)58.730825.31005
off-key (not musical)58.651128.492
sleepy (not frenzied)58.37431.994
spiritual (not skeptical)58.122727.51120
hunter (not gatherer)58.058830.8100
communal (not individualist)57.931131.0308
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.969628.4104
compersive (not jealous)57.546927.5951
slothful (not active)57.312528.51168
animalistic (not human)57.126928.81065
moody (not stable)56.976727.61157
repetitive (not varied)56.963731.3619
flimsy (not sturdy)56.727928.7105
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.554633.1756
📈 (not 📉)56.577732.2475
cringeworthy (not inspiring)56.442227.9353
believable (not poorly-written)56.3116128.1107
competitive (not cooperative)56.175431.01162
stylish (not slovenly)56.174527.61043
assertive (not passive)56.089629.41132
😈 (not 😇)55.953132.3530
fresh (not stinky)55.981729.6789
theist (not atheist)55.141529.4242
respectful (not rude)54.770324.41197
empirical (not theoretical)54.766234.2985
biased (not impartial)54.094830.71111
preppy (not punk rock)53.872130.786
legit (not scrub)53.596529.5710
Roman (not Greek)53.356635.081
decisive (not hesitant)53.290829.91164
direct (not roundabout)53.290233.11117
tailor (not blacksmith)53.179332.475
pure (not debased)52.765831.41061
manicured (not scruffy)52.581729.21474
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.247934.7907
libertarian (not socialist)51.880630.2944
go-getter (not slugabed)51.6112631.7467
altruistic (not selfish)51.571128.61144
neurotypical (not autistic)51.3109628.31010
pro (not noob)51.396732.4508
resigned (not resistant)51.220328.0983
tall (not short)51.075321.31089
unambitious (not driven)51.012428.31126
western (not eastern)51.099335.3631
unfixable (not fixable)50.548931.590

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jason Mendoza (0.908)
  2. Michael Kelso (0.893)
  3. Troy Barnes (0.871)
  4. Jake Peralta (0.846)
  5. Penny (0.831)
  1. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.691)
  2. Thufir Hawat (-0.672)
  3. Angela Martin (-0.664)
  4. Severus Snape (-0.649)
  5. Ash (-0.645)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.88)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.86)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.75)
  4. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.75)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.68)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.67)
  7. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.66)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.59)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.59)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.58)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.58)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.45)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.45)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.45)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.39)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.37)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.32)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.28)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.26)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.15)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.03)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.08)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.1)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.42)

Notes

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