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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 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
loyal (not traitorous)94.7449.3973
heroic (not villainous)89.812612.1983
devoted (not unfaithful)88.028114.367
English (not German)87.44920.373
diligent (not lazy)87.048512.91047
kind (not cruel)86.028813.11002
human (not animalistic)85.713416.21075
modest (not flamboyant)85.44715.51026
empath (not psychopath)85.411913.891
love-focused (not money-focused)85.227517.381
treasure (not trash)85.127716.2239
honorable (not cunning)85.07016.5989
important (not irrelevant)84.739919.5324
protagonist (not antagonist)84.521018.489
civilized (not barbaric)84.326015.21007
soulful (not soulless)84.231615.8326
competent (not incompetent)84.143517.5973
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.841917.8956
nurturing (not poisonous)83.717915.4368
egalitarian (not racist)83.351715.9154
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.28818.3974
sensible (not ludicrous)82.610914.8970
works hard (not plays hard)82.425916.5963
reliable (not experimental)82.311320.391
one-faced (not two-faced)82.125622.8119
straightforward (not cryptic)81.910120.0977
reasonable (not deranged)81.417520.0166
workaholic (not slacker)81.362317.1316
neat (not messy)81.228718.5741
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)81.215125.6186
wholesome (not salacious)81.119318.3183
🌟 (not 💩)81.046618.6181
white knight (not bad boy)81.022517.684
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)81.024919.488
thrifty (not extravagant)80.94915.582
practical (not imaginative)80.821216.6990
proper (not scandalous)80.814717.2729
respectful (not rude)80.727717.2969
mature (not juvenile)80.626417.0286
short (not tall)80.513315.41079
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.442526.466
on-time (not tardy)80.443823.8117
persistent (not quitter)80.1105319.1185
altruistic (not selfish)80.021616.61078
first-mate (not captain)79.922224.3791
tense (not relaxed)79.945916.61020
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.523118.7205
vintage (not trendy)79.137715.6103
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.014420.2125
orderly (not chaotic)78.826419.9971
disarming (not creepy)78.827315.7379
gendered (not androgynous)78.769322.4398
valedictorian (not drop out)78.750720.5178
humble (not arrogant)78.017518.8959
frugal (not lavish)78.012417.9885
emotional (not unemotional)78.047619.197
😇 (not 😈)77.725119.2171
scientific (not artistic)77.630419.9955
rational (not whimsical)77.529919.9999
basic (not hipster)77.521219.3968
preppy (not punk rock)77.435218.877
curious (not apathetic)77.431921.1970
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.435520.5168
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)77.321420.7199
believable (not poorly-written)77.352420.291
confidential (not gossiping)77.352823.8867
high IQ (not low IQ)77.283915.81172
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.258517.2101
clean (not perverted)77.249724.180
pointed (not random)77.155820.672
earth (not air)76.818425.284
tasteful (not lewd)76.727020.3937
permanent (not transient)76.711920.4357
legit (not scrub)76.750419.9268
angelic (not demonic)76.432917.31002
involved (not remote)76.136320.6957
deep (not shallow)76.032121.2187
giving (not receiving)75.836123.177
realistic (not fantastical)75.730323.177
skeptical (not spiritual)75.552521.5959
loveable (not punchable)75.439824.372
classical (not avant-garde)75.319219.7265
neurotypical (not autistic)75.243221.2898
🐿 (not 🦇)75.131121.2139
grateful (not entitled)75.124617.4109
studious (not goof-off)75.067820.8169
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.014518.5274
realistic (not ambitious)75.08323.595
Swedish (not Italian)74.812720.265
active (not slothful)74.788519.51000
utilitarian (not decorative)74.730122.4284
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.521521.9825
feminist (not sexist)74.569520.6235
wooden (not plastic)74.534919.590
rock (not rap)74.467420.067
tactful (not indiscreet)74.230423.0162
motivated (not unmotivated)74.2123320.774
dorky (not cool)74.123720.9166
low self esteem (not narcissistic)74.114016.579
cooperative (not competitive)74.020423.9983
vanilla (not kinky)73.923923.4891
fresh (not stinky)73.965422.4292
warm (not cold)73.845320.9978
prestigious (not disreputable)73.742820.1627
demure (not vain)73.516118.6913
subdued (not exuberant)73.510220.563
complimentary (not insulting)73.435319.7288
beta (not alpha)73.225923.01017
resourceful (not helpless)73.298124.5296
forgiving (not vengeful)73.136922.7937
well behaved (not mischievous)73.027523.5995
methodical (not astonishing)73.035122.6933
private (not gregarious)73.048022.4925
consistent (not variable)73.034228.393
sheriff (not outlaw)72.937922.51015
real (not philosophical)72.933222.7686
🤔 (not 🤫)72.915125.3149
quiet (not loud)72.832020.01011
politically correct (not edgy)72.820621.1967
romantic (not dispassionate)72.859421.772
tight (not loose)72.754223.485
moderate (not extreme)72.713922.41001
traumatized (not flourishing)72.751921.676
democratic (not authoritarian)72.628123.3872
🤠 (not 🤑)72.644622.0171
attentive (not interrupting)72.631323.1108
sturdy (not flimsy)72.561721.963
attractive (not repulsive)72.489819.5976
concrete (not abstract)72.331824.7195
generous (not stingy)72.352421.1105
serious (not playful)72.163220.4961
centrist (not radical)72.16826.174
conventional (not creative)72.024423.0970
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.042126.962
mild (not spicy)71.719222.71094
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.755924.5956
dog person (not cat person)71.532331.473
washed (not muddy)71.553324.484
nerd (not jock)71.362324.2975
🐐 (not 🦒)71.324826.0224
trusting (not charming)71.213223.1960
precise (not vague)71.258222.3664
masculine (not feminine)71.276520.4947
triggered (not trolling)71.138020.492
cautious (not impulsive)70.738125.2943
wise (not foolish)70.747320.51028
sane (not crazy)70.634723.7156
go-getter (not slugabed)70.6107323.3152
non-gamer (not gamer)70.654527.5104
guarded (not open)70.586023.31006
equitable (not hypocritical)70.535224.4362
OCD (not ADHD)70.356625.292
literal (not metaphorical)70.335124.1910
😊 (not 🤣)70.351625.1177
predictable (not quirky)70.319923.677
submissive (not dominant)70.225121.41012
interested (not bored)70.267823.287
traditional (not unorthodox)70.230724.3272
bookish (not sporty)70.175025.2979
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.768426.0904
codependent (not independent)69.725323.9853
statist (not anarchist)69.731024.6253
pure (not debased)69.548123.2955
haunted (not blissful)69.573425.296
driven (not unambitious)69.4133923.6993
normie (not freak)69.326925.0114
fixable (not unfixable)69.142321.368
common sense (not analysis)68.910928.381
resolute (not wavering)68.870425.7192
beautiful (not ugly)68.7117221.7314
minimalist (not pack rat)68.731124.5180
vegan (not cannibal)68.745924.676
sober (not indulgent)68.531625.1947
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.543124.6957
introspective (not not introspective)68.560825.3238
tame (not wild)68.430724.5703
devout (not heathen)68.341123.9849
transparent (not machiavellian)68.230827.384
pensive (not serene)68.072822.264
flower child (not goth)68.070424.164
domestic (not industrial)67.828624.5310
realist (not idealist)67.842029.5310
regular (not zany)67.623123.8160
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.561522.9314
repetitive (not varied)67.039924.4438
serious (not bold)66.835525.0980
privileged (not oppressed)66.786421.987
normal (not weird)66.629225.1993
water (not fire)66.237330.289
formal (not intimate)66.151126.0283
bashful (not exhibitionist)66.117225.696
🤐 (not 😜)66.053027.7164
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.748026.0860
off-key (not musical)65.645823.473
anxious (not calm)65.469725.1954
deep (not epic)65.428124.082
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)65.436023.196
introvert (not extrovert)65.240324.2954
warm (not quarrelsome)65.249124.21016
scholarly (not crafty)65.138126.8825
🥾 (not 👟)65.149830.5214
perceptive (not unobservant)65.1129425.080
interesting (not tiresome)65.197224.81012
communal (not individualist)65.023427.0307
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.038928.3270
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.946928.3397
monochrome (not multicolored)64.849727.9291
pro (not noob)64.7111326.1186
badass (not weakass)64.6113127.087
gatherer (not hunter)64.652026.881
healthy (not sickly)64.3105523.51054
sage (not whippersnapper)64.338722.362
unassuming (not pretentious)64.233627.2168
🧐 (not 😎)64.148928.8197
apprentice (not master)63.837526.0435
chaste (not lustful)63.740423.7920
genius (not dunce)63.699919.41019
western (not eastern)63.676630.7215
🧠 (not 💪)63.6104728.7233
overachiever (not underachiever)63.6124827.388
open-minded (not close-minded)63.578723.5816
French (not Russian)63.266726.763
🐴 (not 🦄)63.171331.1191
sad (not happy)63.082419.0998
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.926224.2909
morning lark (not night owl)62.938528.7675
existentialist (not nihilist)62.968226.1213
opinionated (not neutral)62.9144728.6112
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.748026.5916
hurried (not leisurely)62.766924.2812
patient (not impatient)62.740928.7405
average (not deviant)62.632326.4660
🐮 (not 🐷)62.654326.8257
soft (not hard)62.557326.1331
accepting (not judgemental)62.460126.3665
meek (not bossy)62.334323.3975
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.3115127.31031
coordinated (not clumsy)62.3105026.3966
princess (not queen)62.339331.383
trusting (not suspicious)62.152728.41026
empirical (not theoretical)62.147229.2927
cheesy (not chic)62.166124.864
official (not backdoor)62.050126.4736
prideful (not envious)62.0120925.0118
main character (not side character)62.073030.544
funny (not humorless)61.981523.21022
straight (not queer)61.9123130.8405
concise (not long-winded)61.953627.063
emotional (not logical)61.874824.6973
soft (not hard)61.861124.2966
mainstream (not arcane)61.836226.6867
opinionated (not jealous)61.8118127.581
obedient (not rebellious)61.648126.4961
🥰 (not 🙃)61.667432.0279
🎃 (not 💀)61.652728.078
📈 (not 📉)61.592929.4160
twitchy (not still)61.585227.4105
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.428726.859
shy (not playful)61.227722.5909
🥴 (not 🥳)61.167925.7188
efficient (not overprepared)61.0102631.468
factual (not exaggerating)61.068727.086
sorrowful (not cheery)60.988822.7972
reserved (not chatty)60.871726.3903
alert (not oblivious)60.7105327.8177
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.763331.288
direct (not roundabout)60.6110828.1972
timid (not cocky)60.629325.472
prudish (not flirtatious)60.654725.263
🧕 (not 💃)60.532127.5246
brave (not careful)60.498628.2981
street-smart (not sheltered)60.4100027.7711
reasoned (not instinctual)60.248729.41046
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.252126.4869
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.9137525.71122
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.957122.572
miserable (not joyful)59.892122.9178
🐩 (not 🐒)59.874030.0157
depressed (not bright)59.761623.4986
metrosexual (not macho)59.792026.471
old (not young)59.658416.1994
poor (not rich)59.657218.5958
eloquent (not unpolished)59.6100325.81067
tailor (not blacksmith)59.498029.973
low-tech (not high-tech)59.372224.5950
lost (not enlightened)59.374323.099
intellectual (not physical)59.1107126.1942
atheist (not theist)59.193229.4249
dry (not moist)59.163328.862
everyman (not chosen one)59.157128.775
obsessed (not aloof)59.0104323.3869
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.082730.7172
indie (not pop)59.0102027.167
family-first (not work-first)58.881428.2810
frank (not sugarcoated)58.6133028.498
insecure (not confident)58.538823.3984
urban (not rural)58.5117827.6278
literary (not mathematical)58.397528.7914
awkward (not suspicious)58.346225.9943
sweet (not bitter)58.381124.9978
geriatric (not vibrant)58.332824.785
chortling (not giggling)58.3100828.972
slovenly (not stylish)58.248823.7916
💝 (not 💔)58.278934.3259
doer (not thinker)58.1106331.097
hoarder (not unprepared)58.097122.5604
🐀 (not 🐘)58.065228.8243
thin (not thick)57.997622.5671
offended (not chill)57.989229.980
frenzied (not sleepy)57.9149924.870
🎨 (not 🏀)57.9105030.787
compersive (not jealous)57.873426.0902
monastic (not hedonist)57.847423.7139
paranoid (not naive)57.895728.385
good-humored (not angry)57.692324.8962
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.668033.184
factual (not poetic)57.690629.987
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.5120126.5200
worldly (not innocent)57.4122527.4938
orange (not purple)57.070328.2734
yes-man (not contrarian)57.045428.384
pacifist (not ferocious)56.959728.1992
🥵 (not 🥶)56.988326.276
sensitive (not thick-skinned)56.871726.91223
reclusive (not social)56.869428.3302
passive (not assertive)56.637624.81073
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.631724.0663
mighty (not puny)56.5127324.4931
linear (not circular)56.372731.079
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.2103828.8963
strict (not lenient)56.192327.1988
pronatalist (not child free)56.147730.0799
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.1101131.763
folksy (not presidential)55.974927.882
dramatic (not comedic)55.9124727.2106
touchy-feely (not distant)55.970228.081
gracious (not feisty)55.843026.81095
biased (not impartial)55.7136026.7970
🤖 (not 👻)55.672927.4143
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.689028.476
mundane (not extraordinary)55.542427.41106
manicured (not scruffy)55.5117626.3794
🧗 (not 🛌)55.5117731.9317
jaded (not innocent)55.4121129.485
awkward (not charming)55.358625.5995
ranged (not melee)55.392831.457
winter (not summer)55.383231.181
gullible (not cynical)55.354728.371
stoic (not expressive)55.267329.5937
genuine (not sarcastic)55.290829.2968
luddite (not technophile)55.082524.7835
pessimistic (not optimistic)54.985927.0991
historical (not modern)54.774926.3690
hesitant (not decisive)54.446427.41024
never cries (not often crying)54.4104425.779
🎩 (not 🧢)54.395332.5182
freelance (not corporate)54.2107930.964
unlucky (not fortunate)54.195025.3932
rigid (not flexible)54.198126.5989
specialist (not generalist)54.1116029.7269
slow-talking (not fast-talking)53.758224.974
open-book (not secretive)53.759929.284
stable (not moody)53.652627.5941
😬 (not 😏)53.668731.9172
socialist (not libertarian)53.552127.4726
gloomy (not sunny)53.5104326.380
emancipated (not enslaved)53.3139124.9857
🤺 (not 🏌)53.3145632.4191
insider (not outsider)53.277528.5679
Roman (not Greek)53.288527.874
lover (not fighter)53.190428.583
refined (not rugged)52.8107726.4970
objective (not subjective)52.880228.5272
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.7124724.5861
explorer (not builder)52.798629.2787
stuttering (not rhythmic)52.643428.166
cultured (not rustic)52.6121327.269
liberal (not conservative)52.3124028.3162
Coke (not Pepsi)52.099132.493
desperate (not high standards)52.067725.5107
resistant (not resigned)51.8163528.3962
simple (not complicated)51.851129.7988
always down (not picky)51.870430.589
reactive (not proactive)51.7107529.978
monotone (not expressive)51.570228.690
intense (not lighthearted)51.4136127.578
smooth (not rough)51.398825.1975
👽 (not 🤡)51.3111626.3163
shy (not bold)51.228826.1972
sexual (not asexual)51.2136828.289
slow (not fast)51.148723.7876
😀 (not 😭)51.197728.3203
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)51.1125630.663
stubborn (not accommodating)51.1150934.297
armoured (not vulnerable)51.0124028.1993
oxymoron (not tautology)50.9132428.559
nonpolitical (not political)50.780427.4860
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.6104729.3708
profound (not ironic)50.695528.499
glad (not mad)50.586426.3172
unchallenging (not demanding)50.542327.5112

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. Dr. James Wilson (0.846)
  2. James Gordon (0.839)
  3. Timothy McGee (0.819)
  4. Sam Baldwin (0.811)
  5. Anna Bates (0.804)
  6. Pope (0.803)
  7. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (0.803)
  8. Elinor Dashwood (0.799)
  9. Davos Seaworth (0.797)
  10. Sam Winchester (0.792)
  1. Erlich Bachman (-0.632)
  2. Krusty the Clown (-0.606)
  3. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.604)
  4. Eric Cartman (-0.6)
  5. Zapp Brannigan (-0.59)
  6. John Willoughby (-0.584)
  7. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.578)
  8. George Wickham (-0.577)
  9. Roman Roy (-0.574)
  10. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.566)

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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