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Joan Holloway Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Joan Holloway is a character from Mad Men.

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
stylish (not slovenly)95.387.5246
pro (not noob)95.2217.710
manicured (not scruffy)95.12510.2270
competent (not incompetent)93.95411.0231
beautiful (not ugly)93.7899.8109
charming (not awkward)93.6910.2246
attractive (not repulsive)93.42011.6230
bold (not shy)93.11088.7254
gendered (not androgynous)92.72217.7103
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.45410.031
badass (not weakass)92.312619.620
🌟 (not 💩)92.2379.932
perceptive (not unobservant)92.26914.528
coordinated (not clumsy)91.77510.7232
feminine (not masculine)91.57113.2239
persistent (not quitter)90.629212.519
diligent (not lazy)90.527011.5263
charismatic (not uninspiring)90.56616.1246
cool (not dorky)90.22416.424
fresh (not stinky)90.14214.733
fire (not water)89.96716.819
mighty (not puny)89.46414.5238
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.120412.9231
street-smart (not sheltered)89.19511.9248
flirtatious (not prudish)88.87417.125
spicy (not mild)88.76910.9241
resourceful (not helpless)88.720817.192
motivated (not unmotivated)88.737217.217
driven (not unambitious)88.429214.6226
urban (not rural)88.44117.236
alpha (not beta)88.416313.9242
believable (not poorly-written)88.1308.620
master (not apprentice)87.919114.0130
queen (not princess)87.910719.933
cosmopolitan (not provincial)87.61316.6231
loveable (not punchable)87.55816.330
cocky (not timid)87.422111.622
go-getter (not slugabed)86.816312.932
interesting (not tiresome)86.77815.6234
vibrant (not geriatric)86.710014.740
extraordinary (not mundane)86.513415.2249
high IQ (not low IQ)86.538013.3263
🦄 (not 🐴)86.56614.635
eloquent (not unpolished)86.312316.0251
playful (not shy)86.223013.8228
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.18218.531
sexual (not asexual)86.120824.329
bossy (not meek)85.927113.1258
assertive (not passive)85.920714.2239
demanding (not unchallenging)85.826020.935
workaholic (not slacker)85.637714.583
worldly (not innocent)85.215416.1248
important (not irrelevant)85.237715.629
😏 (not 😬)85.15117.839
alert (not oblivious)84.917918.229
decisive (not hesitant)84.520714.3225
treasure (not trash)84.530120.444
high standards (not desperate)84.413120.442
confident (not insecure)84.321617.3217
neurotypical (not autistic)84.33015.6203
independent (not codependent)84.120620.3269
opinionated (not neutral)84.144218.335
disarming (not creepy)84.06715.8111
active (not slothful)83.940016.0193
legit (not scrub)83.816821.228
💃 (not 🧕)83.623317.125
healthy (not sickly)83.619814.9251
cultured (not rustic)83.18914.019
📈 (not 📉)82.92220.728
pointed (not random)82.828421.815
chic (not cheesy)82.76118.021
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.611317.4120
🤺 (not 🏌)82.527019.317
genius (not dunce)82.427315.2272
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.428720.720
feminist (not sexist)82.339428.411
neat (not messy)82.126319.9206
ferocious (not pacifist)82.027117.2225
refined (not rugged)81.917022.1257
🐩 (not 🐒)81.913221.714
Coke (not Pepsi)81.81130.140
on-time (not tardy)81.839022.847
jaded (not innocent)81.829815.925
complicated (not simple)81.728218.4242
intense (not lighthearted)81.73599.927
real (not philosophical)81.67218.2172
presidential (not folksy)81.614523.735
charming (not trusting)81.59620.9218
suspicious (not awkward)81.418413.4225
fast (not slow)81.425516.8230
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)81.19025.817
direct (not roundabout)80.728820.7238
cat person (not dog person)80.712125.919
🐘 (not 🐀)80.65221.225
🥵 (not 🥶)80.67626.528
flamboyant (not modest)80.619918.3247
dominant (not submissive)80.549619.7266
extrovert (not introvert)80.526921.6230
🤑 (not 🤠)80.513721.913
washed (not muddy)80.518323.116
extravagant (not thrifty)80.221819.237
civilized (not barbaric)80.041421.1237
expressive (not monotone)79.931717.035
prideful (not envious)79.816318.540
precise (not vague)79.726018.5151
🎩 (not 🧢)79.729917.422
multicolored (not monochrome)79.614725.7104
👟 (not 🥾)79.48821.013
wise (not foolish)79.423216.2248
tall (not short)79.123918.0250
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.126823.3219
armoured (not vulnerable)78.728719.7214
sturdy (not flimsy)78.637623.135
thick (not thin)78.613917.2163
🧠 (not 💪)78.649220.518
overachiever (not underachiever)78.362224.421
cynical (not gullible)78.335515.919
exuberant (not subdued)78.125120.322
involved (not remote)78.029122.9249
mature (not juvenile)78.033919.2102
resolute (not wavering)78.029922.623
exhibitionist (not bashful)78.020019.214
bold (not serious)77.725020.3229
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.750019.5221
main character (not side character)77.644229.420
skeptical (not spiritual)77.642319.6221
guarded (not open)77.557919.6234
lustful (not chaste)77.426318.6261
social (not reclusive)77.429423.331
crafty (not scholarly)77.229119.9274
spelunker (not claustrophobic)77.211417.717
stoic (not hypochondriac)77.017519.123
straight (not queer)76.958423.4117
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.716022.721
brave (not careful)76.636623.1205
hedonist (not monastic)76.610315.121
😎 (not 🧐)76.630929.921
kinky (not vanilla)76.525017.8253
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.517521.1283
feisty (not gracious)76.347123.7261
efficient (not overprepared)76.315531.534
loyal (not traitorous)76.193622.5224
🥰 (not 🙃)76.117522.118
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)76.052225.023
modern (not historical)75.726223.3168
trendy (not vintage)75.410629.523
concise (not long-winded)75.211126.119
smooth (not rough)75.017326.1246
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.928925.2220
tactful (not indiscreet)74.927931.125
wild (not tame)74.854219.7236
frank (not sugarcoated)74.861426.837
protagonist (not antagonist)74.766424.231
insider (not outsider)74.58025.8158
empirical (not theoretical)74.36322.3224
frenzied (not sleepy)74.258417.432
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.031221.7218
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.851422.3227
romantic (not dispassionate)73.756224.133
👽 (not 🤡)73.520921.414
deviant (not average)73.347717.7173
realist (not idealist)73.325624.9119
businesslike (not chivalrous)73.232526.542
permanent (not transient)73.221424.9110
summer (not winter)73.238129.025
deliberate (not spontaneous)73.156026.2254
😀 (not 😭)72.824326.015
competitive (not cooperative)72.763425.4223
moist (not dry)72.614927.933
musical (not off-key)72.519627.330
suspicious (not trusting)72.447122.4230
resistant (not resigned)72.455524.2277
rock (not rap)72.482231.117
orderly (not chaotic)72.347924.5249
valedictorian (not drop out)72.373227.328
secretive (not open-book)72.359924.236
orange (not purple)72.116530.1248
tailor (not blacksmith)71.845228.531
work-first (not family-first)71.645522.9232
reasonable (not deranged)71.648524.119
studious (not goof-off)71.581622.314
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)71.533232.726
🦒 (not 🐐)71.41920.217
heroic (not villainous)71.491624.7229
French (not Russian)71.430428.136
strict (not lenient)71.248523.8220
🎨 (not 🏀)71.170026.223
captain (not first-mate)70.855430.9255
hunter (not gatherer)70.855228.625
😊 (not 🤣)70.850423.524
lavish (not frugal)70.735722.8225
rational (not whimsical)70.752323.7237
sensible (not ludicrous)70.551425.2247
metrosexual (not macho)70.344230.334
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.237025.3231
picky (not always down)70.239627.316
opinionated (not jealous)70.178129.118
🤫 (not 🤔)70.07227.416
consistent (not variable)70.045328.238
bad boy (not white knight)70.038420.228
hard (not soft)69.954120.6244
sane (not crazy)69.836219.325
self-improving (not self-destructive)69.728430.932
curious (not apathetic)69.767725.5235
OCD (not ADHD)69.659519.620
industrial (not domestic)69.327423.888
rebellious (not obedient)69.276623.4215
soulful (not soulless)69.2100325.397
deep (not shallow)68.960928.139
hoarder (not unprepared)68.842317.0205
introspective (not not introspective)68.858928.531
dramatic (not comedic)68.880422.022
hard (not soft)68.757223.196
reliable (not experimental)68.750332.523
🐮 (not 🐷)68.620027.718
calm (not anxious)68.527623.1259
individualist (not communal)68.557629.190
proactive (not reactive)68.511033.820
practical (not imaginative)68.366527.0232
interested (not bored)68.378731.917
fighter (not lover)68.146623.026
works hard (not plays hard)68.082425.6228
edgy (not politically correct)67.960323.6228
ranged (not melee)67.921126.630
funny (not humorless)67.762623.3253
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.758231.636
empath (not psychopath)67.677622.817
extreme (not moderate)67.379121.7208
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.339728.8110
mischievous (not well behaved)67.275625.1248
atheist (not theist)67.160125.866
vain (not demure)67.052423.7230
conspiracist (not sheeple)67.069622.1158
tasteful (not lewd)66.974026.5232
straightforward (not cryptic)66.972929.7243
young (not old)66.889619.3250
egalitarian (not racist)66.8133924.316
bright (not depressed)66.744324.6231
open-minded (not close-minded)66.664726.2269
emancipated (not enslaved)66.676726.0232
sage (not whippersnapper)66.530527.930
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)66.459632.227
loud (not quiet)66.067523.3221
nurturing (not poisonous)66.078723.8102
sunny (not gloomy)66.049921.032
narcissistic (not low self esteem)65.965126.432
jock (not nerd)65.847623.8245
not genocidal (not genocidal)65.8106028.017
arrogant (not humble)65.770322.4241
🦇 (not 🐿)65.742031.023
tense (not relaxed)65.6116125.5216
salacious (not wholesome)65.446727.314
tight (not loose)65.486030.930
creative (not conventional)65.362326.2247
mad (not glad)65.364721.818
scandalous (not proper)65.263527.5227
🥳 (not 🥴)65.128630.825
profound (not ironic)65.033629.323
focused on the future (not focused on the present)64.932127.2229
sheriff (not outlaw)64.960428.7238
chosen one (not everyman)64.958230.214
🧗 (not 🛌)64.984933.230
judgemental (not accepting)64.661828.8171
authoritarian (not democratic)64.648726.1249
vengeful (not forgiving)64.564324.4253
liberal (not conservative)64.576626.637
doer (not thinker)64.380734.829
normal (not weird)64.235523.9225
indulgent (not sober)64.165225.1231
circular (not linear)63.931331.923
haunted (not blissful)63.895226.533
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.780927.8217
prestigious (not disreputable)63.784325.9217
libertarian (not socialist)63.437125.4199
pretentious (not unassuming)63.170126.221
attentive (not interrupting)63.163727.017
cunning (not honorable)63.049528.6247
still (not twitchy)63.035830.242
night owl (not morning lark)62.782630.0161
plastic (not wooden)62.720626.434
realistic (not fantastical)62.677635.922
paranoid (not naive)62.676920.316
factual (not exaggerating)62.563222.322
unorthodox (not traditional)62.477628.194
machiavellian (not transparent)62.357934.913
decorative (not utilitarian)62.235129.380
contrarian (not yes-man)62.284622.615
builder (not explorer)62.054329.8247
enlightened (not lost)61.950932.526
giggling (not chortling)61.832730.429
😈 (not 😇)61.764529.316
equitable (not hypocritical)61.671327.2116
debased (not pure)61.462322.0237
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.4100823.318
devoted (not unfaithful)61.4147129.720
clean (not perverted)61.3104429.020
cautious (not impulsive)61.268126.7238
biased (not impartial)61.2103925.7220
corporate (not freelance)61.251531.432
logical (not emotional)61.057625.7241
concrete (not abstract)60.979430.329
never cries (not often crying)60.983432.717
heathen (not devout)60.850725.3236
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)60.873232.513
stubborn (not accommodating)60.7121928.148
high-tech (not low-tech)60.668224.8219
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)60.464027.8244
chatty (not reserved)59.977029.7204
literal (not metaphorical)59.990727.5234
oppressed (not privileged)59.944528.044
Italian (not Swedish)59.867932.536
cannibal (not vegan)59.765727.229
statist (not anarchist)59.671426.917
flower child (not goth)59.699428.630
factual (not poetic)59.582230.826
sad (not happy)59.396721.1246
kind (not cruel)59.0129121.8269
sarcastic (not genuine)58.968428.4247
varied (not repetitive)58.936827.0100
quirky (not predictable)58.970825.328
overspender (not penny-pincher)58.859427.739
generous (not stingy)58.7102026.341
technophile (not luddite)58.561825.8190
intimate (not formal)58.475426.829
English (not German)58.4156433.028
flourishing (not traumatized)58.335627.731
fixable (not unfixable)58.297031.637
good-cook (not bad-cook)57.766729.729
😜 (not 🤐)57.475231.534
non-gamer (not gamer)57.3104534.718
quarrelsome (not warm)57.288725.7242
rich (not poor)57.199623.2244
punk rock (not preppy)57.167035.431
human (not animalistic)56.9131527.6219
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.871927.838
respectful (not rude)56.5106924.2263
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.472636.614
existentialist (not nihilist)56.3109927.073
artistic (not scientific)56.281425.6218
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.9112030.328
touchy-feely (not distant)55.671029.731
pop (not indie)55.448234.421
political (not nonpolitical)55.398830.9205
analysis (not common sense)55.396126.512
tautology (not oxymoron)55.334925.117
backdoor (not official)55.094530.4234
eastern (not western)54.925433.924
pensive (not serene)54.9152429.139
radical (not centrist)54.993825.821
🎃 (not 💀)54.879034.427
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)54.781026.1220
two-faced (not one-faced)54.459931.731
minimalist (not pack rat)54.395522.820
confidential (not gossiping)54.2127432.5280
cold (not warm)54.179126.5208
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.1133328.612
freak (not normie)54.198830.334
💝 (not 💔)53.996236.733
private (not gregarious)53.6118831.0232
bitter (not sweet)53.689023.3247
impatient (not patient)53.6115730.8105
objective (not subjective)53.675930.387
🤖 (not 👻)53.679728.720
earth (not air)53.6125529.724
reassuring (not fearmongering)53.6110732.814
avant-garde (not classical)53.570731.394
stable (not moody)53.453528.1269
Greek (not Roman)53.468133.928
instinctual (not reasoned)53.3106331.5213
mainstream (not arcane)53.367329.3237
sporty (not bookish)53.371025.6198
grateful (not entitled)53.391026.718
love-focused (not money-focused)53.3130229.839
hipster (not basic)53.265827.7237
cheery (not sorrowful)52.971224.1211
mathematical (not literary)52.966328.6207
triggered (not trolling)52.6135732.032
demonic (not angelic)52.578422.4247
jealous (not compersive)52.392028.1206
pronatalist (not child free)52.158628.6216
expressive (not stoic)52.0114831.1229
miserable (not joyful)52.0115926.023
offended (not chill)52.0112032.241
emotional (not unemotional)52.0143030.534
fortunate (not unlucky)51.984925.6251
selfish (not altruistic)51.881225.5216
receiving (not giving)51.872232.821
epic (not deep)51.696231.423
ambitious (not realistic)51.6123133.025
serious (not playful)51.4117025.8252
good-humored (not angry)51.3110325.9218
hurried (not leisurely)51.3120127.0232
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.298026.8252
obsessed (not aloof)50.9148028.0207
rigid (not flexible)50.2115927.8255
regular (not zany)50.286529.826
astonishing (not methodical)50.775632.4220
specialist (not generalist)50.7133031.1100
physical (not intellectual)50.470229.2242
insulting (not complimentary)50.488928.284
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.5105928.1150

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Donna Paulsen (0.875)
  2. Rebecca Welton (0.831)
  3. Angelica Schuyler (0.831)
  4. Addison Montgomery (0.825)
  5. Margaery Tyrell (0.824)
  6. Maeve Millay (0.821)
  7. Olivia Pope (0.82)
  8. Anita (0.818)
  9. Diane Lockhart (0.812)
  10. Gisele Yashar (0.808)
  1. Kermit (-0.678)
  2. Stuart Bloom (-0.632)
  3. Mike McLintock (-0.626)
  4. Nelson Bighetti (-0.561)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.533)
  6. Buster Bluth (-0.528)
  7. Chip Dove (-0.516)
  8. Sam Healy (-0.511)
  9. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.511)
  10. Lenny (-0.507)

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

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


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