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Jay Pritchett Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Jay Pritchett is a character from Modern Family.

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
rich (not poor)93.9757.435
straight (not queer)92.52512.644
🏀 (not 🎨)91.02214.543
competitive (not cooperative)89.217215.146
skeptical (not spiritual)89.23216.450
realistic (not fantastical)89.12215.956
old (not young)88.84416.449
privileged (not oppressed)88.215118.351
practical (not imaginative)87.94213.650
🏌 (not 🤺)87.9217.363
dog person (not cat person)86.93726.283
factual (not poetic)85.93517.145
opinionated (not neutral)85.934319.248
masculine (not feminine)85.830320.350
bossy (not meek)85.827614.344
never cries (not often crying)85.810819.883
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.26817.455
vintage (not trendy)85.111816.655
🐴 (not 🦄)84.95725.342
gendered (not androgynous)84.828225.038
fortunate (not unlucky)84.61717.933
realist (not idealist)84.53721.541
stubborn (not accommodating)84.530920.957
impatient (not patient)83.222716.135
bold (not shy)83.165015.536
sarcastic (not genuine)82.912020.355
frank (not sugarcoated)82.627323.869
demanding (not unchallenging)82.542217.562
captain (not first-mate)82.127921.744
alpha (not beta)81.540421.151
wooden (not plastic)81.49717.546
picky (not always down)81.011617.7105
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.953118.635
low-tech (not high-tech)80.910922.738
rigid (not flexible)80.915220.852
builder (not explorer)80.93717.556
distant (not touchy-feely)80.817220.385
master (not apprentice)80.641720.454
utilitarian (not decorative)80.410019.736
worldly (not innocent)80.237815.961
normie (not freak)80.24416.744
direct (not roundabout)80.230922.948
private (not gregarious)79.923818.439
guarded (not open)79.548819.544
cannibal (not vegan)79.516921.446
cynical (not gullible)79.133021.681
traditional (not unorthodox)79.011819.634
conventional (not creative)78.912619.662
devoted (not unfaithful)78.881918.286
high standards (not desperate)78.726918.362
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.237822.443
overachiever (not underachiever)78.063722.244
classical (not avant-garde)77.912825.036
macho (not metrosexual)77.811623.144
patriotic (not unpatriotic)77.729622.843
sturdy (not flimsy)77.741022.852
pro (not noob)77.663916.532
non-gamer (not gamer)77.628026.243
resourceful (not helpless)77.579122.935
go-getter (not slugabed)77.568821.342
rock (not rap)77.544222.690
thick (not thin)77.416219.142
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.339919.738
🛌 (not 🧗)77.210422.247
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)76.912622.658
gloomy (not sunny)76.630720.344
insulting (not complimentary)76.525824.944
concrete (not abstract)76.419925.656
arrogant (not humble)76.342922.437
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.318421.451
driven (not unambitious)76.2101123.440
sheriff (not outlaw)76.130125.248
opinionated (not jealous)76.044424.793
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)75.916025.040
important (not irrelevant)75.687220.741
armoured (not vulnerable)75.639725.359
interrupting (not attentive)75.525223.144
persistent (not quitter)75.4129522.336
corporate (not freelance)75.122830.338
down2earth (not head@clouds)75.028425.641
repetitive (not varied)74.913921.854
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.927724.428
real (not philosophical)74.826328.279
historical (not modern)74.824624.145
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.641423.176
logical (not emotional)74.523024.139
reclusive (not social)74.524623.662
🤑 (not 🤠)74.525027.129
dry (not moist)74.414321.436
off-key (not musical)74.217422.355
badass (not weakass)74.184126.450
monochrome (not multicolored)74.122225.131
💝 (not 💔)74.126824.438
straightforward (not cryptic)74.036229.641
🐩 (not 🐒)74.032524.844
tight (not loose)73.949122.544
morning lark (not night owl)73.815225.337
pointed (not random)73.870722.265
basic (not hipster)73.733023.444
cocky (not timid)73.772424.476
rough (not smooth)73.624823.349
no-nonsense (not dramatic)73.423728.343
competent (not incompetent)73.494624.939
neurotypical (not autistic)73.353524.444
believable (not poorly-written)73.084520.147
doer (not thinker)73.043624.239
literal (not metaphorical)72.923729.433
close-minded (not open-minded)72.920422.035
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)72.817526.056
jock (not nerd)72.732523.537
hunter (not gatherer)72.748927.352
consistent (not variable)72.635829.438
jaded (not innocent)72.663420.466
authoritarian (not democratic)72.433024.838
western (not eastern)72.426027.158
rational (not whimsical)72.247327.070
prideful (not envious)72.158126.959
reserved (not chatty)71.939922.829
uncreative (not open to new experinces)71.911725.839
conservative (not liberal)71.919624.838
🐘 (not 🐀)71.920728.749
tense (not relaxed)71.886024.944
luddite (not technophile)71.815627.753
independent (not codependent)71.862732.641
dominant (not submissive)71.775529.839
loyal (not traitorous)71.6109825.054
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)71.434528.552
stoic (not expressive)71.425531.448
decisive (not hesitant)71.273229.235
moody (not stable)71.166119.929
biased (not impartial)71.152323.939
emancipated (not enslaved)71.054424.840
secretive (not open-book)71.064424.162
predictable (not quirky)71.018527.693
queen (not princess)70.961529.392
🐐 (not 🦒)70.926724.938
permanent (not transient)70.828025.234
🥴 (not 🥳)70.828324.333
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)70.842927.965
scientific (not artistic)70.549928.656
contrarian (not yes-man)70.545528.081
strict (not lenient)70.350325.162
resolute (not wavering)70.165424.844
treasure (not trash)70.0108223.337
reliable (not experimental)69.846926.546
suspicious (not trusting)69.754730.430
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)69.725528.041
earth (not air)69.745029.747
formal (not intimate)69.640025.259
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.480226.936
linear (not circular)69.416127.238
slothful (not active)69.37620.561
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)69.281227.831
orderly (not chaotic)69.056728.043
pronatalist (not child free)69.019924.346
comedic (not dramatic)69.019523.354
chortling (not giggling)68.952625.235
judgemental (not accepting)68.851321.239
individualist (not communal)68.856631.544
😈 (not 😇)68.845920.632
ferocious (not pacifist)68.768425.138
fire (not water)68.767929.952
unemotional (not emotional)68.517123.683
sexist (not feminist)68.229824.147
geriatric (not vibrant)68.213025.751
political (not nonpolitical)68.151427.842
hard (not soft)68.158722.730
feisty (not gracious)68.178725.455
suspicious (not awkward)68.170522.942
angry (not good-humored)68.038224.636
serious (not bold)67.932526.862
legit (not scrub)67.996324.342
monotone (not expressive)67.922630.686
human (not animalistic)67.696328.040
diligent (not lazy)67.5142527.348
precise (not vague)67.473525.641
pretentious (not unassuming)67.455827.152
thick-skinned (not sensitive)67.347229.348
paranoid (not naive)67.355125.187
Russian (not French)67.220427.446
🥶 (not 🥵)67.225621.738
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.178831.443
slow (not fast)67.014224.447
methodical (not astonishing)66.561328.539
assertive (not passive)66.399331.349
intellectual (not physical)66.284927.736
workaholic (not slacker)66.2119832.442
leisurely (not hurried)66.128227.833
vain (not demure)66.055725.634
industrial (not domestic)66.037830.933
sane (not crazy)66.048125.749
pensive (not serene)65.986922.037
slovenly (not stylish)65.929726.547
confidential (not gossiping)65.796028.861
apathetic (not curious)65.611825.135
playful (not shy)65.595928.139
coordinated (not clumsy)65.596126.242
regular (not zany)65.428727.836
mighty (not puny)65.496626.777
quarrelsome (not warm)65.466627.749
bitter (not sweet)65.455823.543
high IQ (not low IQ)65.4132422.743
official (not backdoor)65.438428.356
tall (not short)65.370926.7121
🤖 (not 👻)65.338927.038
hypocritical (not equitable)65.243719.733
📈 (not 📉)65.271027.942
hoarder (not unprepared)64.963325.237
English (not German)64.9131334.944
prestigious (not disreputable)64.880429.067
atheist (not theist)64.869130.847
rude (not respectful)64.743319.935
preppy (not punk rock)64.780426.749
realistic (not ambitious)64.730133.744
wise (not foolish)64.669023.949
resistant (not resigned)64.5102026.447
Roman (not Greek)64.526530.938
sorrowful (not cheery)64.476230.949
presidential (not folksy)64.365429.644
bored (not interested)64.212426.846
intense (not lighthearted)64.197128.253
cold (not warm)64.153925.338
cheesy (not chic)64.159525.579
ironic (not profound)63.943128.348
sexual (not asexual)63.895624.454
insider (not outsider)63.732827.244
sporty (not bookish)63.648929.437
civilized (not barbaric)63.5101527.143
not introspective (not introspective)63.522430.140
slow-talking (not fast-talking)63.528126.150
debased (not pure)63.456623.236
orange (not purple)63.441432.534
stoic (not hypochondriac)63.469130.249
selfish (not altruistic)63.056624.153
objective (not subjective)63.031926.963
efficient (not overprepared)62.990729.053
mad (not glad)62.773925.248
entitled (not grateful)62.765228.445
neat (not messy)62.692627.748
main character (not side character)62.572029.995
reasoned (not instinctual)62.443230.553
OCD (not ADHD)62.489825.234
rustic (not cultured)62.438030.891
machiavellian (not transparent)62.457727.863
street-smart (not sheltered)62.094226.135
hard (not soft)62.076827.944
🐮 (not 🐷)62.059428.933
stingy (not generous)62.046729.645
confident (not insecure)61.9104531.542
🙃 (not 🥰)61.953527.442
still (not twitchy)61.938529.755
Coke (not Pepsi)61.833034.937
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.667626.139
💪 (not 🧠)61.637826.633
one-faced (not two-faced)61.6103328.051
modest (not flamboyant)61.577032.450
genius (not dunce)61.4108022.643
shallow (not deep)61.336427.847
serious (not playful)61.095528.942
mature (not juvenile)61.085325.556
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.064626.340
prudish (not flirtatious)61.053228.177
mathematical (not literary)60.942731.340
ranged (not melee)60.955626.843
concise (not long-winded)60.957027.966
tame (not wild)60.849927.261
money-focused (not love-focused)60.844726.876
demonic (not angelic)60.755618.335
proper (not scandalous)60.671829.948
subdued (not exuberant)60.643627.935
blacksmith (not tailor)60.448629.637
statist (not anarchist)60.368728.550
fighter (not lover)60.370628.247
introvert (not extrovert)59.855331.734
offended (not chill)59.782130.165
remote (not involved)59.617828.348
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.657129.278
disarming (not creepy)59.5121223.646
lavish (not frugal)59.363631.056
miserable (not joyful)59.195023.137
charming (not awkward)59.0102230.440
ugly (not beautiful)59.024226.445
mild (not spicy)58.948131.754
🌟 (not 💩)58.7133532.235
enlightened (not lost)58.761025.252
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.665629.134
🧢 (not 🎩)58.674933.138
vanilla (not kinky)58.572827.239
😀 (not 😭)58.267624.834
🤣 (not 😊)58.252032.450
libertarian (not socialist)58.168431.654
loud (not quiet)58.186329.148
scruffy (not manicured)58.159731.652
Italian (not Swedish)58.174331.441
mundane (not extraordinary)58.035527.641
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.0123030.050
sleepy (not frenzied)58.011226.047
sage (not whippersnapper)57.863030.531
psychopath (not empath)57.855423.449
empirical (not theoretical)57.774330.341
protagonist (not antagonist)57.6131427.474
normal (not weird)57.556129.148
cautious (not impulsive)57.478032.634
rebellious (not obedient)57.4107127.847
vengeful (not forgiving)57.280926.735
works hard (not plays hard)57.2118132.130
motivated (not unmotivated)57.2171531.779
aloof (not obsessed)57.124325.633
oxymoron (not tautology)57.180128.457
heroic (not villainous)56.9133626.137
winter (not summer)56.977533.682
dispassionate (not romantic)56.840326.772
alert (not oblivious)56.6117327.931
🤡 (not 👽)56.658427.934
knowledgeable (not ignorant)56.6131927.260
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.574931.354
depressed (not bright)56.574327.346
charismatic (not uninspiring)56.5149531.737
valedictorian (not drop out)56.5117227.753
😏 (not 😬)56.594430.632
epic (not deep)56.572527.153
washed (not muddy)56.4109730.175
specialist (not generalist)56.3103530.145
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.2117432.763
racist (not egalitarian)56.225123.142
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.1108828.462
haunted (not blissful)56.1123126.156
triggered (not trolling)56.0122431.743
exhibitionist (not bashful)56.0109131.458
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.973331.237
rugged (not refined)55.873329.137
jealous (not compersive)55.879429.146
repulsive (not attractive)55.636526.150
cool (not dorky)55.599329.442
🤔 (not 🤫)55.5103531.943
common sense (not analysis)55.556932.691
funny (not humorless)55.4105728.136
happy (not sad)55.358326.732
urban (not rural)55.3128635.046
🥾 (not 👟)55.381335.443
reasonable (not deranged)55.2103830.630
on-time (not tardy)55.1122231.746
reactive (not proactive)55.187930.376
heathen (not devout)55.071029.750
flourishing (not traumatized)55.046328.241
flower child (not goth)55.0114724.075
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.997733.336
arcane (not mainstream)54.899834.139
self-improving (not self-destructive)54.876027.844
anxious (not calm)54.6108227.837
🤐 (not 😜)54.691230.540
centrist (not radical)54.567734.374
mischievous (not well behaved)54.4105425.642
indulgent (not sober)54.494627.736
😎 (not 🧐)54.495433.744
simple (not complicated)54.343834.437
salacious (not wholesome)54.373128.743
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.268431.468
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.1116131.635
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.180328.949
ludicrous (not sensible)54.068128.230
cunning (not honorable)53.870732.146
moderate (not extreme)53.862628.461
poisonous (not nurturing)53.768329.332
factual (not exaggerating)53.791832.342
trusting (not charming)53.678530.743
tasteful (not lewd)53.5127825.351
minimalist (not pack rat)53.599930.937
white knight (not bad boy)53.5110626.881
careful (not brave)53.357625.444
healthy (not sickly)53.2143227.542
fixable (not unfixable)53.1117527.535
clean (not perverted)53.1127622.537
tiresome (not interesting)53.036628.155
💀 (not 🎃)53.095934.335
studious (not goof-off)52.9130030.649
not genocidal (not genocidal)52.9141532.871
monastic (not hedonist)52.672130.134
stinky (not fresh)52.654926.543
everyman (not chosen one)52.678530.884
average (not deviant)52.367728.454
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.2125028.037
eloquent (not unpolished)52.1119929.069
existentialist (not nihilist)52.1132029.036
receiving (not giving)52.170630.987
inspiring (not cringeworthy)52.0117528.335
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.973134.754
🐿 (not 🦇)51.8112333.641
tactful (not indiscreet)51.5131227.946
punchable (not loveable)51.466330.254
politically correct (not edgy)51.383031.861
family-first (not work-first)51.3101628.049
🧕 (not 💃)51.363133.344
thrifty (not extravagant)51.3101428.935
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.289933.845
unobservant (not perceptive)51.233032.142
crafty (not scholarly)51.1120630.635
pop (not indie)50.265731.177
chaste (not lustful)50.783324.034
kind (not cruel)50.7145624.145
soulful (not soulless)50.6152723.029

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Red Forman (0.832)
  2. Henry Spencer (0.821)
  3. Thomas Matthews (0.779)
  4. Bob Kelso (0.769)
  5. Bill Tench (0.768)
  6. Ron Swanson (0.745)
  7. Captain Jim Brass (0.74)
  8. Carlton Lassiter (0.731)
  9. John Dutton (0.719)
  10. Jack Crawford (0.717)
  1. Dory (-0.541)
  2. Tobias Funke (-0.53)
  3. Billy Bibbit (-0.526)
  4. Fez (-0.515)
  5. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.509)
  6. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.501)
  7. Brittany Pierce (-0.485)
  8. Denny (-0.479)
  9. Mayuri Shiina (-0.478)
  10. Craig Pelton (-0.468)

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

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


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