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Joyce Byers Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Joyce Byers is a character from Stranger Things.

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
persistent (not quitter)93.512413.071
family-first (not work-first)93.01813.0101
emotional (not unemotional)92.5329.7137
devoted (not unfaithful)92.010414.7118
motivated (not unmotivated)89.531614.9135
tense (not relaxed)89.011112.379
love-focused (not money-focused)88.117218.5124
beautiful (not ugly)87.640316.570
kind (not cruel)87.522316.259
loyal (not traitorous)87.339817.860
egalitarian (not racist)87.128112.665
badass (not weakass)86.734415.893
rock (not rap)86.18714.5111
diligent (not lazy)85.658716.966
soulful (not soulless)85.427419.856
heroic (not villainous)85.133317.465
anxious (not calm)85.010016.058
queen (not princess)84.817818.8126
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.911712.649
protagonist (not antagonist)83.723220.4116
feminist (not sexist)83.434316.261
important (not irrelevant)83.049421.862
giving (not receiving)82.715519.7132
🤺 (not 🏌)82.128220.660
perceptive (not unobservant)82.054219.471
🎨 (not 🏀)81.335817.480
go-getter (not slugabed)81.046917.070
generous (not stingy)80.920019.072
deep (not shallow)80.915720.176
hurried (not leisurely)80.85717.362
accepting (not judgemental)80.714823.164
indie (not pop)80.615719.4129
expressive (not monotone)80.529521.8100
twitchy (not still)80.319020.772
messy (not neat)80.314917.153
vintage (not trendy)80.332417.377
often crying (not never cries)80.39521.3137
involved (not remote)79.722723.964
🤠 (not 🤑)79.718117.656
🌟 (not 💩)79.655521.955
workaholic (not slacker)79.570718.762
traumatized (not flourishing)79.425921.086
nurturing (not poisonous)79.331322.162
active (not slothful)79.265920.663
alert (not oblivious)79.139819.349
one-faced (not two-faced)79.138423.880
loveable (not punchable)79.028224.567
paranoid (not naive)79.011822.8128
stubborn (not accommodating)78.952722.063
competent (not incompetent)78.770424.658
resistant (not resigned)78.423618.772
altruistic (not selfish)78.026321.394
interested (not bored)77.929921.187
driven (not unambitious)77.794026.484
emotional (not logical)77.725825.678
mighty (not puny)77.247421.659
introspective (not not introspective)77.222015.658
works hard (not plays hard)77.146922.665
hard-work (not natural-talent)77.020120.472
expressive (not stoic)76.934922.055
triggered (not trolling)76.812517.976
crafty (not scholarly)76.730620.566
🧗 (not 🛌)76.744224.668
pronatalist (not child free)76.67919.468
opinionated (not neutral)76.585524.486
opinionated (not jealous)76.243320.3128
unlucky (not fortunate)75.918523.871
bookish (not sporty)75.860222.150
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.734020.575
creative (not conventional)75.632923.974
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.644323.7125
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.515321.369
chaotic (not orderly)75.436320.065
grateful (not entitled)75.423522.480
liberal (not conservative)75.036323.459
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.066521.476
clean (not perverted)75.058422.472
rebellious (not obedient)74.857823.359
thrifty (not extravagant)74.816222.388
demure (not vain)74.712321.652
😭 (not 😀)74.613925.761
complimentary (not insulting)74.532319.051
resourceful (not helpless)74.591826.868
frenzied (not sleepy)74.258424.473
warm (not cold)74.244528.571
high IQ (not low IQ)74.197923.551
scruffy (not manicured)74.129920.867
instinctual (not reasoned)73.937226.349
English (not German)73.873128.975
moody (not stable)73.656919.964
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.519121.681
wholesome (not salacious)73.442725.564
👽 (not 🤡)73.122223.258
humble (not arrogant)73.028624.463
angelic (not demonic)73.044421.556
poor (not rich)73.025818.767
low self esteem (not narcissistic)73.016318.494
haunted (not blissful)73.059325.787
genius (not dunce)72.761719.368
trusting (not charming)72.610724.159
night owl (not morning lark)72.651326.048
dramatic (not comedic)72.663122.1104
wooden (not plastic)72.545524.699
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.463525.076
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.474323.257
demanding (not unchallenging)72.485724.760
brave (not careful)72.254227.490
curious (not apathetic)72.155426.063
arcane (not mainstream)72.030924.276
impatient (not patient)71.857626.663
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.783228.9103
obsessed (not aloof)71.545826.656
complicated (not simple)71.567124.656
mature (not juvenile)71.452923.983
😊 (not 🤣)71.447525.480
sad (not happy)71.345518.479
treasure (not trash)71.2104325.160
non-gamer (not gamer)71.252032.482
contrarian (not yes-man)71.243025.8100
nerd (not jock)71.262721.751
direct (not roundabout)71.268328.050
frugal (not lavish)71.134025.763
respectful (not rude)71.159621.862
genuine (not sarcastic)71.142824.486
pro (not noob)71.190226.253
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.890022.756
independent (not codependent)70.866231.381
wild (not tame)70.864723.370
punk rock (not preppy)70.838726.768
😇 (not 😈)70.847126.064
oppressed (not privileged)70.722019.272
legit (not scrub)70.682925.369
human (not animalistic)70.585328.062
overachiever (not underachiever)70.398126.080
literary (not mathematical)70.241821.578
zany (not regular)70.249725.766
ambitious (not realistic)69.853626.874
assertive (not passive)69.686927.859
believable (not poorly-written)69.6110825.773
tasteful (not lewd)69.561123.561
sweet (not bitter)69.546921.660
depressed (not bright)69.429323.580
empath (not psychopath)69.372426.262
vegan (not cannibal)69.144823.382
sorrowful (not cheery)69.158220.954
confidential (not gossiping)69.183426.294
honorable (not cunning)69.058825.491
thin (not thick)69.050928.763
fast (not slow)68.882623.873
freelance (not corporate)68.767726.975
short (not tall)68.633525.1161
extraordinary (not mundane)68.680926.172
spontaneous (not scheduled)68.547824.566
dominant (not submissive)68.487125.250
🥰 (not 🙃)68.440026.165
serious (not playful)68.275424.981
wise (not foolish)68.255823.295
existentialist (not nihilist)68.235324.458
🤔 (not 🤫)68.231927.659
guarded (not open)68.097427.766
🧢 (not 🎩)67.950330.080
intense (not lighthearted)67.985127.088
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)67.870127.065
pensive (not serene)67.775525.277
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.625627.846
prideful (not envious)67.686622.2108
ferocious (not pacifist)67.571025.456
doer (not thinker)67.566629.974
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.348330.867
feisty (not gracious)67.382728.1104
intellectual (not physical)67.182026.473
radical (not centrist)67.143026.1124
interesting (not tiresome)67.187327.469
extreme (not moderate)66.979926.768
captain (not first-mate)66.864732.154
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.733226.758
alpha (not beta)66.785626.687
open-minded (not close-minded)66.664727.754
permanent (not transient)66.345826.250
intimate (not formal)66.347324.681
inspiring (not cringeworthy)66.266825.568
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.244229.094
slovenly (not stylish)66.129225.768
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.145929.157
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.193929.562
quirky (not predictable)66.045629.0111
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.854629.168
👻 (not 🤖)65.744429.353
hipster (not basic)65.529527.657
compersive (not jealous)65.544826.174
reclusive (not social)65.547326.292
bold (not shy)65.2135425.469
bossy (not meek)65.2101427.064
🐮 (not 🐷)65.138821.041
frank (not sugarcoated)65.1108427.4110
rugged (not refined)65.152020.748
🧠 (not 💪)65.099729.068
touchy-feely (not distant)65.045629.2149
attractive (not repulsive)64.8115628.656
loud (not quiet)64.869924.568
explorer (not builder)64.558529.353
studious (not goof-off)64.4102425.477
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.231729.364
clumsy (not coordinated)64.236726.275
domestic (not industrial)64.237327.482
equitable (not hypocritical)64.161124.667
weird (not normal)64.174725.474
tight (not loose)64.190525.493
biased (not impartial)64.088525.955
romantic (not dispassionate)64.096724.7103
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.943628.375
pure (not debased)63.967023.655
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.629327.198
emancipated (not enslaved)63.592526.251
rural (not urban)63.430829.064
offended (not chill)63.471227.094
optimistic (not pessimistic)63.357230.483
freak (not normie)63.368324.089
disarming (not creepy)63.1107328.166
earth (not air)63.079530.673
spicy (not mild)62.988028.684
🐴 (not 🦄)62.972728.468
vibrant (not geriatric)62.999527.276
desperate (not high standards)62.837628.5108
miserable (not joyful)62.580624.968
🥵 (not 🥶)62.563030.388
gendered (not androgynous)62.4152028.052
low-tech (not high-tech)62.263127.358
impulsive (not cautious)62.170030.777
unorthodox (not traditional)62.178725.363
whimsical (not rational)62.052429.052
outsider (not insider)62.061530.860
abstract (not concrete)61.942229.580
resolute (not wavering)61.9104733.663
metrosexual (not macho)61.882425.655
spiritual (not skeptical)61.728731.265
fighter (not lover)61.766431.175
white knight (not bad boy)61.787028.9121
old (not young)61.554419.580
western (not eastern)61.591428.669
📈 (not 📉)61.592927.563
🎃 (not 💀)61.553429.863
deviant (not average)61.488727.783
imaginative (not practical)61.345831.562
introvert (not extrovert)61.252425.266
forgiving (not vengeful)60.775028.982
profound (not ironic)60.751227.484
transparent (not machiavellian)60.761429.089
devout (not heathen)60.670732.059
master (not apprentice)60.6104027.655
circular (not linear)60.543126.271
decisive (not hesitant)60.4113131.379
attentive (not interrupting)60.472331.179
feminine (not masculine)60.366222.792
street-smart (not sheltered)60.3100331.259
modest (not flamboyant)60.281828.577
hoarder (not unprepared)60.286230.176
indulgent (not sober)60.177331.259
stuttering (not rhythmic)60.028827.684
warm (not quarrelsome)59.764629.068
rustic (not cultured)59.544726.5109
monastic (not hedonist)59.439324.445
fire (not water)59.396632.990
artistic (not scientific)59.272129.790
self-conscious (not self-assured)59.233028.155
tactful (not indiscreet)59.2100227.046
timid (not cocky)59.231327.0119
rough (not smooth)59.167627.365
precise (not vague)59.0109828.047
🥴 (not 🥳)59.078926.864
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.072930.453
cheesy (not chic)59.076428.1131
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.884132.360
chosen one (not everyman)58.881227.896
libertarian (not socialist)58.763430.771
theoretical (not empirical)58.727030.762
funny (not humorless)58.793626.064
backdoor (not official)58.781830.049
repetitive (not varied)58.782026.176
unassuming (not pretentious)58.751226.865
analysis (not common sense)58.780532.6122
worldly (not innocent)58.6119028.083
chaste (not lustful)58.557526.052
bold (not serious)58.583430.882
anarchist (not statist)58.565329.650
lost (not enlightened)58.478230.078
gloomy (not sunny)58.488727.377
cat person (not dog person)58.471634.8146
long-winded (not concise)58.355629.0104
French (not Russian)58.193832.960
winter (not summer)58.173432.0117
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.095331.9103
lenient (not strict)57.968425.594
off-key (not musical)57.979425.577
awkward (not charming)57.852626.779
neurotypical (not autistic)57.8134725.380
mad (not glad)57.590725.668
private (not gregarious)57.2108028.153
unpolished (not eloquent)57.258128.358
straight (not queer)57.2137329.562
ranged (not melee)57.278628.851
reactive (not proactive)57.275832.5124
vanilla (not kinky)57.176726.052
astonishing (not methodical)57.155431.987
fresh (not stinky)57.1122327.379
prudish (not flirtatious)57.166524.7106
mysterious (not unambiguous)57.070429.163
individualist (not communal)57.0100629.164
folksy (not presidential)57.070132.266
moist (not dry)56.869828.959
😬 (not 😏)56.757830.862
edgy (not politically correct)56.695228.393
luddite (not technophile)56.475125.249
reliable (not experimental)56.292231.483
crazy (not sane)56.184326.476
😜 (not 🤐)56.078727.780
civilized (not barbaric)55.9122927.558
💝 (not 💔)55.989131.670
sturdy (not flimsy)55.8125729.678
exuberant (not subdued)55.8102229.271
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.7110925.043
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.731531.357
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.745627.573
proper (not scandalous)55.583830.272
pack rat (not minimalist)55.564028.773
blacksmith (not tailor)55.562429.357
tardy (not on-time)55.555126.585
democratic (not authoritarian)55.496934.181
sickly (not healthy)55.439125.359
specialist (not generalist)55.4108427.671
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.366729.381
metaphorical (not literal)55.246027.769
OCD (not ADHD)55.2111333.067
Italian (not Swedish)55.185828.854
dorky (not cool)54.974630.579
🐒 (not 🐩)54.976130.068
trusting (not suspicious)54.874433.454
flexible (not rigid)54.869629.876
thick-skinned (not sensitive)54.892531.875
🥾 (not 👟)54.883734.068
real (not philosophical)54.5122132.459
deep (not epic)54.577629.992
deranged (not reasonable)54.471028.575
chortling (not giggling)54.4118228.862
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)54.392630.666
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.998425.648
always down (not picky)53.961428.7104
jaded (not innocent)53.9126327.4117
prestigious (not disreputable)53.8119827.553
consistent (not variable)53.6114332.372
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.682130.563
flower child (not goth)53.5119230.0122
pointed (not random)53.4144728.774
awkward (not suspicious)53.362029.278
chatty (not reserved)53.293030.765
drop out (not valedictorian)53.262728.991
fantastical (not realistic)53.275130.086
sensible (not ludicrous)53.1113827.971
down2earth (not head@clouds)53.1100932.347
self-destructive (not self-improving)53.198927.980
mischievous (not well behaved)52.9109430.783
🐿 (not 🦇)52.8109233.557
exaggerating (not factual)52.794130.084
angry (not good-humored)52.682124.069
armoured (not vulnerable)52.6119231.080
avant-garde (not classical)52.673730.048
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.6123226.983
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.589032.171
nonpolitical (not political)52.474930.860
🦒 (not 🐐)52.445331.564
fixable (not unfixable)52.3120829.473
idealist (not realist)52.288328.183
multicolored (not monochrome)52.290830.948
main character (not side character)52.193130.847
tautology (not oxymoron)52.052927.072
outlaw (not sheriff)51.996828.065
historical (not modern)51.982025.984
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.946227.777
cynical (not gullible)51.9124628.0102
muddy (not washed)51.867229.4110
objective (not subjective)51.787333.165
😎 (not 🧐)51.7104435.762
💃 (not 🧕)51.7129228.667
overprepared (not efficient)51.639631.187
poetic (not factual)51.678030.180
hunter (not gatherer)51.6105733.167
purple (not orange)51.497534.377
soft (not hard)51.487429.965
🐀 (not 🐘)51.394432.161
sage (not whippersnapper)51.393529.047
Pepsi (not Coke)51.281533.571
cooperative (not competitive)50.176534.769
Roman (not Greek)50.1112929.868
insecure (not confident)50.758128.550
decorative (not utilitarian)50.767231.053
cryptic (not straightforward)50.449830.255
shy (not playful)50.455026.463
asexual (not sexual)50.461427.877
soft (not hard)50.590128.862
atheist (not theist)50.5123029.854
open-book (not secretive)50.569227.2105

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alina Starkov (0.746)
  2. Eleven (0.732)
  3. Rey (0.714)
  4. Wanda Maximoff (0.714)
  5. Tris Prior (0.713)
  6. Harry Potter (0.712)
  7. Jean Valjean (0.709)
  8. Nancy Thompson (0.694)
  9. Fantine (0.692)
  10. Will Turner (0.69)
  1. James Taggart (-0.428)
  2. Joey Donner (-0.416)
  3. Cornelius Fudge (-0.368)
  4. Linda Montag (-0.353)
  5. Cal Hockley (-0.351)
  6. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.349)
  7. Prince Humperdinck (-0.338)
  8. Ryan Cooper (-0.326)
  9. Topper (-0.326)
  10. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.319)

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

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


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