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Jo March Personality Statistics

Jo March is a character from Little Women. 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
feminist (not sexist)94.7511.5185
literary (not mathematical)93.829.9290
driven (not unambitious)93.56413.3301
freelance (not corporate)93.21711.130
independent (not codependent)92.51013.8290
open to new experinces (not uncreative)92.43112.7296
high IQ (not low IQ)92.31058.8308
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)91.75214.1306
important (not irrelevant)91.76613.0247
persistent (not quitter)91.716011.9144
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.98314.328
creative (not conventional)90.72415.3301
rebellious (not obedient)90.78511.9300
unorthodox (not traditional)90.63513.2534
bold (not shy)90.517714.8311
dominant (not submissive)90.011612.6322
egalitarian (not racist)89.87911.8153
brave (not careful)89.61413.5333
wild (not tame)89.56810.7346
resourceful (not helpless)89.512713.5560
liberal (not conservative)89.51815.3149
assertive (not passive)89.38415.1323
🧗 (not 🛌)89.24613.8246
captain (not first-mate)89.08716.4291
curious (not apathetic)88.92312.7309
alpha (not beta)88.712212.9287
go-getter (not slugabed)88.48914.8123
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.411910.924
vibrant (not geriatric)88.26512.340
fast-talking (not slow-talking)88.14711.428
active (not slothful)87.813213.2312
extraordinary (not mundane)87.78114.7315
inspiring (not cringeworthy)87.73015.5519
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.411416.8325
soulful (not soulless)87.113515.8495
interesting (not tiresome)87.04916.0297
believable (not poorly-written)86.74611.931
fast (not slow)86.66313.3294
playful (not shy)86.614515.3264
diligent (not lazy)86.536917.2301
healthy (not sickly)86.49114.9304
mighty (not puny)86.410116.3292
workaholic (not slacker)86.225216.1504
loud (not quiet)86.013615.4276
resistant (not resigned)85.83018.4335
🌟 (not 💩)85.714718.0150
frenzied (not sleepy)85.7539.522
beautiful (not ugly)85.629216.4528
competent (not incompetent)85.524318.9337
bold (not serious)85.45918.7312
treasure (not trash)85.317218.8156
genius (not dunce)85.213214.1328
emancipated (not enslaved)85.15017.7302
feisty (not gracious)84.512719.8319
heroic (not villainous)84.224915.8315
spicy (not mild)84.214415.7314
hipster (not basic)83.82014.7282
🤺 (not 🏌)83.815320.8138
political (not nonpolitical)83.610419.9286
deep (not shallow)83.66618.3152
complicated (not simple)83.412818.4335
bossy (not meek)83.126915.6298
loyal (not traitorous)83.040418.5316
mischievous (not well behaved)82.824416.6310
artistic (not scientific)82.78418.1337
competitive (not cooperative)82.725618.9316
impatient (not patient)82.718017.4345
spontaneous (not scheduled)82.614020.6318
intellectual (not physical)82.322719.2275
deviant (not average)82.213417.8314
confident (not insecure)82.022419.6293
perceptive (not unobservant)82.039120.229
impulsive (not cautious)81.816321.3320
scruffy (not manicured)81.612014.8306
direct (not roundabout)81.319424.9261
individualist (not communal)81.115425.3534
avant-garde (not classical)80.94121.5527
multicolored (not monochrome)80.78923.8516
punk rock (not preppy)80.614017.328
expressive (not stoic)80.418424.4315
funny (not humorless)80.317320.3318
child free (not pronatalist)80.210921.8276
extreme (not moderate)80.028916.1321
explorer (not builder)79.98723.0285
bookish (not sporty)79.431123.3325
attractive (not repulsive)79.438119.8319
French (not Russian)79.06318.225
chaotic (not orderly)78.918720.1316
outlaw (not sheriff)78.820722.3338
decisive (not hesitant)78.732224.6298
outsider (not insider)78.78021.3287
industrial (not domestic)78.75721.8508
young (not old)78.630621.1299
zany (not regular)78.617721.6120
imaginative (not practical)78.510424.4296
legit (not scrub)78.529220.8197
exuberant (not subdued)78.318423.330
rough (not smooth)77.911115.8304
messy (not neat)77.914618.0311
disarming (not creepy)77.921215.7340
open-minded (not close-minded)77.813123.7307
scandalous (not proper)77.223623.1313
arcane (not mainstream)77.013525.2257
😜 (not 🤐)76.718925.7119
chatty (not reserved)76.627025.4310
hunter (not gatherer)76.626127.919
pro (not noob)76.646121.5151
spelunker (not claustrophobic)76.410828.319
📈 (not 📉)76.310725.6136
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.329524.6311
moody (not stable)76.131519.4281
poetic (not factual)76.07524.230
ferocious (not pacifist)75.835225.0302
hurried (not leisurely)75.59821.3316
modern (not historical)75.418628.3302
hard (not soft)75.227917.9318
loveable (not punchable)75.227423.721
street-smart (not sheltered)74.937422.7289
straightforward (not cryptic)74.823427.2339
resolute (not wavering)74.729028.3126
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.514624.8294
intense (not lighthearted)74.542226.024
armoured (not vulnerable)74.431220.9294
varied (not repetitive)74.42924.7335
introspective (not not introspective)74.321725.4233
weird (not normal)74.230419.0304
edgy (not politically correct)74.227927.0312
confidential (not gossiping)74.240622.9341
rugged (not refined)74.121923.1316
involved (not remote)74.032125.3284
specialist (not generalist)74.017423.5460
hard (not soft)73.831219.5516
instinctual (not reasoned)73.626725.4298
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.517225.5284
fresh (not stinky)73.144123.9201
tall (not short)72.928319.2273
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.829721.8291
valedictorian (not drop out)72.749930.0134
night owl (not morning lark)72.434428.6292
🐒 (not 🐩)72.416326.3124
androgynous (not gendered)72.41923.5311
frugal (not lavish)72.321821.7298
worldly (not innocent)72.249324.2302
💃 (not 🧕)72.238727.1233
anarchist (not statist)72.118624.3203
works hard (not plays hard)72.047926.0350
extrovert (not introvert)72.036026.8293
bright (not depressed)72.020121.6307
🧠 (not 💪)71.848829.3138
👻 (not 🤖)71.715526.6106
nerd (not jock)71.543425.2278
🐘 (not 🐀)71.417728.8203
🤔 (not 🤫)71.216229.4121
astonishing (not methodical)71.011827.3316
loose (not tight)70.714923.323
existentialist (not nihilist)70.416524.0442
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.227331.9130
unfixable (not fixable)69.917121.620
moist (not dry)69.815219.418
master (not apprentice)69.553725.3354
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.526123.4195
offended (not chill)69.533927.725
sturdy (not flimsy)69.452126.033
vegan (not cannibal)69.427125.034
kind (not cruel)69.361920.2325
human (not animalistic)69.159026.5272
abstract (not concrete)69.018529.5124
🤠 (not 🤑)68.836828.7128
focused on the future (not focused on the present)68.414829.2305
anxious (not calm)68.139220.7309
experimental (not reliable)68.026730.336
poor (not rich)67.525222.7286
precise (not vague)67.349625.2281
flourishing (not traumatized)67.012726.530
idealist (not realist)66.729430.6538
circular (not linear)66.717226.919
🥾 (not 👟)66.630033.6158
democratic (not authoritarian)66.336031.1280
clumsy (not coordinated)66.322325.3293
biased (not impartial)66.354926.7247
presidential (not folksy)66.240228.730
skeptical (not spiritual)66.065227.0317
efficient (not overprepared)65.849533.131
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)65.638229.0276
quarrelsome (not warm)65.547525.7305
flamboyant (not modest)65.437428.9324
whimsical (not rational)65.429728.9318
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.132530.7303
atheist (not theist)65.143228.1483
nurturing (not poisonous)65.053322.9308
masculine (not feminine)64.858420.3283
intimate (not formal)64.833329.2269
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.766827.524
👽 (not 🤡)64.634827.0138
😀 (not 😭)64.631726.7138
kinky (not vanilla)64.438224.3262
wholesome (not salacious)64.347629.2127
utilitarian (not decorative)64.252729.7446
tense (not relaxed)64.179326.3290
alert (not oblivious)64.161828.2149
neurotypical (not autistic)64.177625.7281
🐮 (not 🐷)64.028125.3159
thin (not thick)63.947530.5272
joyful (not miserable)63.328921.4155
😏 (not 😬)63.343129.9129
obsessed (not aloof)63.252428.1296
hedonist (not monastic)63.237827.892
backdoor (not official)63.045429.8290
family-first (not work-first)63.044830.2311
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.944829.8321
equitable (not hypocritical)62.944127.0509
🦄 (not 🐴)62.832236.4132
enlightened (not lost)62.532629.230
wise (not foolish)62.450424.0290
sunny (not gloomy)62.337523.625
scholarly (not crafty)62.230029.9322
playful (not serious)62.032027.0268
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.640130.2272
gregarious (not private)61.332129.1316
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.248830.5281
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)61.147131.9137
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.073834.0142
chaste (not lustful)60.634926.3304
transient (not permanent)60.426030.0317
variable (not consistent)60.225834.026
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)60.174528.2145
🥳 (not 🥴)60.130328.9133
cheery (not sorrowful)60.035423.4330
fortunate (not unlucky)60.038023.1317
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.074827.0133
metaphorical (not literal)59.921730.3323
whippersnapper (not sage)59.940832.329
optimistic (not pessimistic)59.845528.7267
narcissistic (not low self esteem)59.862420.229
crazy (not sane)59.550525.6133
heathen (not devout)59.337526.5285
unpolished (not eloquent)59.337530.7295
tasteful (not lewd)59.269627.3306
minimalist (not pack rat)59.247530.8115
honorable (not cunning)59.159230.5325
chortling (not giggling)59.065029.026
mysterious (not unambiguous)58.842130.0332
highbrow (not lowbrow)58.665328.6261
musical (not off-key)58.636827.732
barbaric (not civilized)58.529525.1304
pure (not debased)58.553825.3286
lenient (not strict)58.243428.8287
judgemental (not accepting)58.255630.4290
happy (not sad)58.034521.9288
urban (not rural)57.876930.4221
slovenly (not stylish)57.733328.4282
orange (not purple)57.543733.1271
arrogant (not humble)57.463725.6286
ludicrous (not sensible)57.441827.5283
indulgent (not sober)57.356328.7311
English (not German)57.3103228.818
rude (not respectful)57.241121.7329
self-improving (not self-destructive)56.944827.935
emotional (not logical)56.661232.8315
Greek (not Roman)56.534433.926
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.418231.8227
altruistic (not selfish)56.362226.6351
romantic (not dispassionate)56.182734.031
warm (not cold)56.061325.9319
insulting (not complimentary)55.951325.7520
western (not eastern)55.779533.7201
oppressed (not privileged)55.634224.135
triggered (not trolling)55.677130.518
angelic (not demonic)55.566723.0294
awkward (not suspicious)55.536026.4315
subjective (not objective)55.550031.8483
sarcastic (not genuine)55.353130.0336
🦒 (not 🐐)55.323432.9195
theoretical (not empirical)55.227430.3283
good-humored (not angry)55.263526.2312
guarded (not open)55.191631.9317
charming (not trusting)55.162631.1326
studious (not goof-off)55.183432.1146
😈 (not 😇)55.153825.4134
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.150633.0202
macho (not metrosexual)55.141022.927
melee (not ranged)55.137728.318
open-book (not secretive)55.038832.530
libertarian (not socialist)54.965035.2322
🙃 (not 🥰)54.853334.0224
technophile (not luddite)54.749930.7256
philosophical (not real)54.727631.4304
queer (not straight)54.719630.2336
💔 (not 💝)54.452633.9251
dorky (not cool)54.351531.5128
suspicious (not trusting)54.169328.6303
🧐 (not 😎)53.853835.8145
bitter (not sweet)53.661722.1308
self-disciplined (not disorganized)53.389231.4262
social (not reclusive)53.168831.4242
tactful (not indiscreet)53.181831.0128
high-tech (not low-tech)53.057431.0294
juvenile (not mature)52.955527.7532
Swedish (not Italian)52.754629.620
🐿 (not 🦇)52.669133.3137
demure (not vain)52.557428.1277
🎩 (not 🧢)52.568635.2130
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.459633.6141
😊 (not 🤣)52.477332.8137
unassuming (not pretentious)52.349232.2150
awkward (not charming)52.143427.4290
reasonable (not deranged)52.173227.2152
compersive (not jealous)52.060427.3275
disreputable (not prestigious)52.044329.0283
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.863432.929
unprepared (not hoarder)51.643425.9256
mad (not glad)51.375525.5138
flexible (not rigid)51.253530.0324
tailor (not blacksmith)51.283531.524
vengeful (not forgiving)51.165926.8291

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Nymphadora Tonks (0.821)
  2. Marion Ravenwood (0.806)
  3. Elizabeth Bennet (0.803)
  4. Fox Mulder (0.799)
  5. Daisy 'Skye' Johnson (0.769)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.538)
  2. Ashley Wilkes (-0.502)
  3. Dale Harding (-0.5)
  4. Cornelius Fudge (-0.5)
  5. Peter (-0.481)

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: ENTP (r = 0.6)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.57)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.57)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.56)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.51)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.5)
  7. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.48)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.4)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.39)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.36)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.33)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.32)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.28)
  14. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.23)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.22)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.19)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.13)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.02)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.13)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.14)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.25)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.26)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.34)


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