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Dr. John Watson Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Dr. John Watson is a character from Sherlock.

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 500 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
loyal (not traitorous)94.7489.4981
hygienic (not gross)93.01159.424
good-manners (not bad-manners)91.5619.917
heroic (not villainous)89.813312.1983
devoted (not unfaithful)88.128714.070
straight edge (not junkie)87.718710.330
English (not German)87.65120.175
diligent (not lazy)87.051112.91047
real (not fake)87.022212.722
seemly (not inappropriate)86.312415.720
kind (not cruel)86.030413.11002
human (not animalistic)85.714416.21075
modest (not flamboyant)85.44915.51026
empath (not psychopath)85.413013.891
love-focused (not money-focused)85.427517.382
treasure (not trash)85.128816.2239
honorable (not cunning)85.07616.5989
important (not irrelevant)84.742419.5324
protagonist (not antagonist)84.522718.489
sincere (not irreverent)84.520114.027
civilized (not barbaric)84.327415.21007
soulful (not soulless)84.233515.8326
competent (not incompetent)84.145417.5973
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.843917.8956
nurturing (not poisonous)83.718615.4368
parental (not childlike)83.526921.917
egalitarian (not racist)83.354715.9154
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.29318.3974
anti-prank (not prankster)83.124124.919
sensible (not ludicrous)82.611114.8970
moderate (not gluttonous)82.516213.521
works hard (not plays hard)82.427516.5963
reliable (not experimental)82.312020.391
one-faced (not two-faced)82.127022.8119
straightforward (not cryptic)81.911120.0977
reasonable (not deranged)81.418120.0166
nice (not naughty)81.418212.017
workaholic (not slacker)81.365617.1316
neat (not messy)81.230318.5741
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)81.215825.6186
wholesome (not salacious)81.120718.3184
people-person (not things-person)81.117319.723
🌟 (not 💩)81.049318.6181
white knight (not bad boy)81.024417.684
meaningful (not pointless)81.043811.118
thrifty (not extravagant)80.95115.582
practical (not imaginative)80.822616.6990
proper (not scandalous)80.815217.2729
respectful (not rude)80.729717.2969
mature (not juvenile)80.628817.0286
short (not tall)80.514215.41079
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.445926.466
on-time (not tardy)80.445923.8117
earthly (not divine)80.315620.019
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)80.229821.090
persistent (not quitter)80.1110619.1185
altruistic (not selfish)80.022816.61078
first-mate (not captain)79.923924.3791
tense (not relaxed)79.949516.61020
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.523918.7205
vintage (not trendy)79.139815.6103
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.015520.2125
orderly (not chaotic)78.827419.9971
disarming (not creepy)78.829115.7379
gendered (not androgynous)78.773522.4398
valedictorian (not drop out)78.753120.5178
militaristic (not hippie)78.545627.319
overthinker (not underthinker)78.446419.317
handy (not can't-fix-anything)78.145117.320
humble (not arrogant)78.018418.8959
frugal (not lavish)78.013317.9885
emotional (not unemotional)78.050619.197
grounded (not fantasy-prone)78.026725.717
employee (not entrepreneur)77.814516.618
😇 (not 😈)77.726919.2171
scientific (not artistic)77.632219.9955
routine (not innovative)77.619322.519
rational (not whimsical)77.531619.9999
basic (not hipster)77.522419.3968
preppy (not punk rock)77.436418.877
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.438120.5168
curious (not apathetic)77.333721.1969
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)77.322620.7199
believable (not poorly-written)77.355820.291
confidential (not gossiping)77.355423.8867
high IQ (not low IQ)77.288215.81172
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.261217.2101
clean (not perverted)77.252924.180
pointed (not random)77.158020.672
earth (not air)76.819625.284
tasteful (not lewd)76.729320.3937
permanent (not transient)76.712420.4357
legit (not scrub)76.753319.9268
angelic (not demonic)76.434317.31002
involved (not remote)76.138420.6957
deep (not shallow)76.034221.2187
noble (not jovial)75.936121.422
giving (not receiving)75.838123.177
supportive (not catty)75.846419.420
realistic (not fantastical)75.732323.177
skeptical (not spiritual)75.555421.5959
loveable (not punchable)75.441224.372
classical (not avant-garde)75.320119.7265
friendly (not unfriendly)75.367017.518
neurotypical (not autistic)75.244421.2898
🐿 (not 🦇)75.133321.2139
grateful (not entitled)75.125717.4109
studious (not goof-off)75.071120.8169
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.015518.5274
realistic (not ambitious)75.09023.595
spartan (not glamorous)74.936724.223
rock (not rap)74.868720.168
active (not slothful)74.793019.51000
utilitarian (not decorative)74.731822.4284
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.523221.9825
feminist (not sexist)74.573720.6235
wooden (not plastic)74.536719.590
focused (not absentminded)74.586822.023
tactful (not indiscreet)74.232323.0162
motivated (not unmotivated)74.2129020.774
love shy (not cassanova)74.125823.720
dorky (not cool)74.125120.9166
Swedish (not Italian)74.114621.567
low self esteem (not narcissistic)74.114816.579
cooperative (not competitive)74.021723.9983
vanilla (not kinky)73.925923.4891
fresh (not stinky)73.969022.4292
warm (not cold)73.847020.9978
prestigious (not disreputable)73.745620.1627
demure (not vain)73.517018.6913
subdued (not exuberant)73.510320.563
tired (not wired)73.48219.416
complimentary (not insulting)73.337619.7289
unannoying (not annoying)73.326926.118
beta (not alpha)73.227723.01017
resourceful (not helpless)73.2103624.5296
consistent (not variable)73.235528.394
forgiving (not vengeful)73.139122.7937
well behaved (not mischievous)73.028923.5995
methodical (not astonishing)73.037022.6934
private (not gregarious)73.051322.4925
sheriff (not outlaw)72.940422.51015
real (not philosophical)72.935922.7687
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.940026.964
🤔 (not 🤫)72.916225.3149
quiet (not loud)72.834020.01011
politically correct (not edgy)72.821821.1967
romantic (not dispassionate)72.862621.772
tight (not loose)72.857223.386
moderate (not extreme)72.714722.41001
traumatized (not flourishing)72.756121.676
democratic (not authoritarian)72.629623.3872
🤠 (not 🤑)72.646922.0171
attentive (not interrupting)72.632923.1108
sturdy (not flimsy)72.566121.963
follower (not leader)72.528527.820
attractive (not repulsive)72.495319.5976
concrete (not abstract)72.333624.7195
generous (not stingy)72.354821.1105
serious (not playful)72.166620.4961
centrist (not radical)72.17226.174
conventional (not creative)72.025923.0970
enchanting (not disturbing)71.954822.118
mild (not spicy)71.720222.71094
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.758924.5956
dog person (not cat person)71.534731.473
washed (not muddy)71.556124.484
evolutionist (not creationist)71.535827.517
nerd (not jock)71.366024.2975
🐐 (not 🦒)71.326926.0224
triggered (not trolling)71.338820.493
trusting (not charming)71.214123.1960
precise (not vague)71.260922.3664
fussy (not sloppy)71.276022.521
masculine (not feminine)71.280720.4947
consumer (not creator)71.124824.217
cautious (not impulsive)70.740525.2943
wise (not foolish)70.750320.51028
sane (not crazy)70.636423.7156
go-getter (not slugabed)70.6113623.3152
non-gamer (not gamer)70.657627.5104
guarded (not open)70.592123.31006
equitable (not hypocritical)70.536924.4362
literal (not metaphorical)70.337424.1910
😊 (not 🤣)70.354325.1177
predictable (not quirky)70.320723.677
submissive (not dominant)70.226821.41012
traditional (not unorthodox)70.232524.3272
accurate (not off target)70.175524.229
bookish (not sporty)70.179825.2979
gentle (not harsh)69.949821.020
OCD (not ADHD)69.861825.593
uptight (not easy)69.872817.318
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.771526.0903
codependent (not independent)69.726923.9853
statist (not anarchist)69.732624.6253
interested (not bored)69.674724.189
pure (not debased)69.550523.2955
haunted (not blissful)69.578525.296
woke (not problematic)69.535216.520
driven (not unambitious)69.4140823.6994
normie (not freak)69.328525.0114
common sense (not analysis)68.912028.381
resolute (not wavering)68.874425.7192
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)68.838725.518
beautiful (not ugly)68.7123921.7314
minimalist (not pack rat)68.732424.5180
vegan (not cannibal)68.748724.676
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)68.730719.824
unstirring (not quivering)68.672021.917
sober (not indulgent)68.533325.1947
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.545624.6957
introspective (not not introspective)68.564425.3238
tame (not wild)68.432824.5703
handshakes (not hugs)68.484127.523
devout (not heathen)68.343523.9849
fixable (not unfixable)68.350122.471
transparent (not machiavellian)68.232527.384
insomniac (not slumbering)68.187529.322
pensive (not serene)68.076122.264
flower child (not goth)68.074024.164
old-fashioned (not progressive)68.044624.722
domestic (not industrial)67.830424.5310
realist (not idealist)67.844629.5310
regular (not zany)67.624323.8160
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.564822.9314
resists change (not likes change)67.283827.119
chronically single (not serial dater)67.180427.321
repetitive (not varied)67.042024.4438
serious (not bold)66.837025.0980
welcoming experience (not cringing away)66.859427.922
privileged (not oppressed)66.789921.987
normal (not weird)66.631125.1993
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)66.6107320.720
experience-oriented (not goal-oriented)66.631329.417
physicist (not photographer)66.349634.017
water (not fire)66.239330.289
formal (not intimate)66.153726.0283
writer (not reader)66.138734.022
blue (not red)66.154230.518
off-key (not musical)66.147423.574
bashful (not exhibitionist)66.118625.696
🤐 (not 😜)66.056227.7164
spirited (not lifeless)65.8119920.719
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.751126.0860
mild (not manic)65.634321.917
anxious (not calm)65.473625.1954
heartfelt (not clinical)65.484226.919
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)65.438123.196
introvert (not extrovert)65.243424.2954
warm (not quarrelsome)65.251624.21016
scholarly (not crafty)65.140026.8825
🥾 (not 👟)65.152830.5214
perceptive (not unobservant)65.1136925.080
interesting (not tiresome)65.1103324.81012
communal (not individualist)65.025327.0307
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.041328.3270
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.949528.3397
deep (not epic)64.932524.383
monochrome (not multicolored)64.853227.9291
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)64.846430.218
pro (not noob)64.7117326.1186
badass (not weakass)64.6119227.087
bear (not wolf)64.639225.719
gatherer (not hunter)64.654526.881
charmer (not buffoon)64.6105022.020
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)64.679527.117
flawed (not perfect)64.4103629.620
healthy (not sickly)64.3109923.51054
sage (not whippersnapper)64.340522.362
unassuming (not pretentious)64.235627.2168
🧐 (not 😎)64.152528.8197
apprentice (not master)63.840326.0435
chaste (not lustful)63.743023.7920
genius (not dunce)63.6105719.41019
western (not eastern)63.682830.7215
🧠 (not 💪)63.6111128.7233
overachiever (not underachiever)63.6131227.388
open-minded (not close-minded)63.583223.5816
cursed (not blessed)63.594320.517
insightful (not generic)63.4107225.517
sweet (not savory)63.450326.821
French (not Russian)63.271026.763
🐴 (not 🦄)63.176231.1191
sad (not happy)63.087419.0998
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.928424.2909
morning lark (not night owl)62.940628.7675
existentialist (not nihilist)62.972026.1213
opinionated (not neutral)62.9153128.6112
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.751726.5916
hurried (not leisurely)62.770624.2812
patient (not impatient)62.743528.7405
average (not deviant)62.634726.4660
🐮 (not 🐷)62.658126.8257
soft (not hard)62.560226.1331
accepting (not judgemental)62.462626.3665
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)62.476520.718
sheepish (not smug)62.429626.018
meek (not bossy)62.336523.3975
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.3121627.31031
coordinated (not clumsy)62.3110426.3966
princess (not queen)62.342031.383
cheesy (not chic)62.269724.665
trusting (not suspicious)62.155028.41026
empirical (not theoretical)62.150729.2927
apologetic (not proud)62.120327.517
official (not backdoor)62.053326.4736
prideful (not envious)62.0126825.0118
main character (not side character)62.078130.544
natural (not mechanical)62.074621.218
funny (not humorless)61.986523.21022
straight (not queer)61.9129830.8405
concise (not long-winded)61.957127.063
homebody (not world traveler)61.961530.516
snoops (not minds-own-business)61.9122927.616
emotional (not logical)61.879424.6973
soft (not hard)61.863424.2966
mainstream (not arcane)61.838326.6867
obedient (not rebellious)61.650626.4961
🥰 (not 🙃)61.670932.0279
🎃 (not 💀)61.655328.078
📈 (not 📉)61.597529.4160
twitchy (not still)61.590627.4105
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.331527.461
opinionated (not jealous)61.3129027.785
shy (not playful)61.229422.5909
kangaroo (not dolphin)61.253725.216
🥴 (not 🥳)61.172725.7188
conformist (not maverick)61.133926.416
efficient (not overprepared)61.0107831.468
factual (not exaggerating)61.072427.086
utopian (not dystopian)61.059428.522
sorrowful (not cheery)60.994022.7972
reserved (not chatty)60.877326.3903
alert (not oblivious)60.7111727.8177
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.766731.288
direct (not roundabout)60.6116928.1972
metrosexual (not macho)60.692826.673
timid (not cocky)60.630925.472
prudish (not flirtatious)60.658025.263
sassy (not chill)60.6118923.117
🧕 (not 💃)60.534127.5246
brave (not careful)60.4104228.2981
street-smart (not sheltered)60.4105327.7711
reasoned (not instinctual)60.251529.41046
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.254626.4869
mellow (not energetic)60.063120.917
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.9144925.71122
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.960422.572
miserable (not joyful)59.897722.9178
🐩 (not 🐒)59.878830.0157
depressed (not bright)59.766523.4986
old (not young)59.662816.1994
poor (not rich)59.660218.5958
eloquent (not unpolished)59.6105325.81067
lost (not enlightened)59.478023.2102
tailor (not blacksmith)59.4103129.973
low-tech (not high-tech)59.376324.5950
resentful (not euphoric)59.3103727.318
intellectual (not physical)59.1113826.1942
atheist (not theist)59.198129.4249
dry (not moist)59.167628.862
everyman (not chosen one)59.161028.775
delicate (not coarse)59.153328.618
hopeful (not fearful)59.1103025.918
obsessed (not aloof)59.0110923.3869
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.086930.7172
indie (not pop)59.0107527.167
grumpy (not cheery)58.996826.420
blind (not all-seeing)58.960020.517
family-first (not work-first)58.886828.2810
frank (not sugarcoated)58.6140528.498
positive (not negative)58.692823.720
insecure (not confident)58.542223.3985
urban (not rural)58.5124927.6278
literary (not mathematical)58.3102728.7914
awkward (not suspicious)58.349425.9943
sweet (not bitter)58.384624.9978
geriatric (not vibrant)58.335924.785
slovenly (not stylish)58.251923.7916
💝 (not 💔)58.282834.3259
chortling (not giggling)58.1107428.974
doer (not thinker)58.1111931.097
hoarder (not unprepared)58.0102122.5604
🐀 (not 🐘)58.069328.8244
rejected (not popular)58.080123.719
thin (not thick)57.9103322.5671
offended (not chill)57.994429.980
🎨 (not 🏀)57.9111030.787
nonconformist (not social climber)57.997826.317
compersive (not jealous)57.877126.0902
monastic (not hedonist)57.850423.7139
paranoid (not naive)57.8102228.385
good-humored (not angry)57.696524.8962
withdrawn (not outgoing)57.667625.918
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.5126726.5200
lawyerly (not engineerial)57.595830.817
worldly (not innocent)57.4129827.4938
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.372832.986
frenzied (not sleepy)57.3162024.772
factual (not poetic)57.297929.890
orange (not purple)57.075028.2733
yes-man (not contrarian)57.047928.384
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)57.0114832.717
pacifist (not ferocious)56.962628.1992
🥵 (not 🥶)56.993226.276
sensitive (not thick-skinned)56.875426.91223
reclusive (not social)56.873028.3302
passive (not assertive)56.640524.81073
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.633224.0663
mighty (not puny)56.5134424.4931
linear (not circular)56.376631.079
flat (not bubbly)56.395221.421
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.2109628.8963
strict (not lenient)56.197527.1988
pronatalist (not child free)56.151230.0799
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.1107131.763
folksy (not presidential)55.978927.882
dramatic (not comedic)55.9131027.2106
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)55.9101823.317
unfrivolous (not goofy)55.9109223.818
gracious (not feisty)55.845326.81095
winter (not summer)55.886030.883
biased (not impartial)55.7144426.7970
touchy-feely (not distant)55.773527.982
🤖 (not 👻)55.676527.4143
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.694828.476
mundane (not extraordinary)55.545427.41106
manicured (not scruffy)55.5123926.3794
🧗 (not 🛌)55.5124631.9317
jaded (not innocent)55.4128529.485
awkward (not charming)55.362425.5995
gullible (not cynical)55.356928.371
stoic (not expressive)55.271429.5937
genuine (not sarcastic)55.295129.2968
activist (not nonpartisan)55.2121929.517
intuitive (not analytical)55.194329.319
luddite (not technophile)55.087724.7835
pessimistic (not optimistic)54.992027.0991
historical (not modern)54.779226.3690
repressed (not forward)54.657922.217
hesitant (not decisive)54.449427.41024
never cries (not often crying)54.4109925.779
🎩 (not 🧢)54.3100332.5182
freelance (not corporate)54.2114930.964
unlucky (not fortunate)54.1101325.3932
rigid (not flexible)54.1104526.5989
specialist (not generalist)54.1122029.7269
ranged (not melee)54.1106631.759
slow-talking (not fast-talking)54.060524.778
open-book (not secretive)53.762629.284
stable (not moody)53.655527.5941
😬 (not 😏)53.673931.9172
believing (not questioning)53.658233.418
socialist (not libertarian)53.555327.4726
gloomy (not sunny)53.5110126.380
emancipated (not enslaved)53.3146124.9857
🤺 (not 🏌)53.3153432.4191
insider (not outsider)53.281128.5679
Roman (not Greek)53.295027.874
lover (not fighter)53.194628.583
prying (not unmeddlesome)53.1155130.320
reluctant (not eager)53.056627.716
refined (not rugged)52.8113426.4970
objective (not subjective)52.885928.5272
stuttering (not rhythmic)52.845327.969
communist (not capitalist)52.876726.319
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.7131624.5861
explorer (not builder)52.7104329.2787
reactive (not proactive)52.7108130.180
feeler (not thinker)52.7112528.919
cultured (not rustic)52.6127427.269
awkward (not comfortable)52.583428.517
liberal (not conservative)52.3130828.3162
zebra (not lion)52.380429.921
Coke (not Pepsi)52.0105132.493
desperate (not high standards)52.072325.5107
resistant (not resigned)51.8173028.3962
simple (not complicated)51.853429.7988
always down (not picky)51.874430.589
strong identity (not social chameleon)51.7165830.419
original (not cliché)51.6116025.619
unstable (not stable)51.6119031.123
monotone (not expressive)51.574128.690
intense (not lighthearted)51.4143927.578
smooth (not rough)51.3103525.1975
👽 (not 🤡)51.3118226.3163
shy (not bold)51.230726.1972
sexual (not asexual)51.2144228.289
slow (not fast)51.151623.7876
😀 (not 😭)51.1103228.3203
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)51.1133330.663
stubborn (not accommodating)51.1159434.297
armoured (not vulnerable)51.0131928.1993
nonpolitical (not political)50.784727.4860
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.6108629.3708
profound (not ironic)50.6101128.499
glad (not mad)50.590626.3172
unchallenging (not demanding)50.544527.5112
oxymoron (not tautology)50.5142628.261

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 Dr. John Watson based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. James Gordon (0.832)
  2. Dr. James Wilson (0.824)
  3. Timothy McGee (0.793)
  4. Davos Seaworth (0.787)
  5. Sam Baldwin (0.784)
  6. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (0.779)
  7. Pope (0.779)
  8. Anna Bates (0.778)
  9. Elinor Dashwood (0.776)
  10. Jane Eyre (0.774)
  1. Erlich Bachman (-0.606)
  2. Krusty the Clown (-0.599)
  3. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.59)
  4. Eric Cartman (-0.572)
  5. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.565)
  6. Zapp Brannigan (-0.564)
  7. George Wickham (-0.553)
  8. Ben Chang (-0.552)
  9. John Willoughby (-0.551)
  10. Roman Roy (-0.551)

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 Dr. John Watson to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Dr. John Watson is described identify as.

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


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