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Joyce Byers Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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)93.98713.164
family-first (not work-first)93.41112.693
emotional (not unemotional)92.4309.8133
devoted (not unfaithful)91.99014.9115
motivated (not unmotivated)89.824613.9127
tense (not relaxed)89.010112.268
love-focused (not money-focused)88.114618.6123
beautiful (not ugly)88.031716.363
kind (not cruel)87.219916.853
egalitarian (not racist)87.221912.257
badass (not weakass)86.730016.188
loyal (not traitorous)86.437518.156
rock (not rap)86.28414.6108
soulful (not soulless)85.422619.955
anxious (not calm)85.28716.256
diligent (not lazy)84.754617.361
queen (not princess)84.716418.9123
heroic (not villainous)84.529317.960
feminist (not sexist)84.325716.156
protagonist (not antagonist)84.018120.4114
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.710612.343
🤺 (not 🏌)82.621018.554
giving (not receiving)82.313920.0125
go-getter (not slugabed)82.233115.654
important (not irrelevant)82.045222.357
perceptive (not unobservant)82.046220.065
workaholic (not slacker)81.850216.255
deep (not shallow)81.212420.271
hurried (not leisurely)81.05018.056
vintage (not trendy)80.924916.172
generous (not stingy)80.917619.269
🎨 (not 🏀)80.831717.577
accepting (not judgemental)80.612522.958
indie (not pop)80.513119.7125
messy (not neat)80.413117.749
🤠 (not 🤑)80.412317.853
expressive (not monotone)80.125921.898
often crying (not never cries)80.19221.4134
twitchy (not still)80.018120.969
crafty (not scholarly)79.717916.958
traumatized (not flourishing)79.719221.282
active (not slothful)79.553320.459
loveable (not punchable)79.522924.464
nurturing (not poisonous)79.425822.460
driven (not unambitious)79.172025.976
🌟 (not 💩)79.147422.850
involved (not remote)79.021424.657
paranoid (not naive)78.810322.8122
stubborn (not accommodating)78.547322.261
competent (not incompetent)78.362024.757
one-faced (not two-faced)78.234824.174
alert (not oblivious)78.137119.446
interested (not bored)78.124321.279
emotional (not logical)77.722125.976
works hard (not plays hard)77.738822.663
resistant (not resigned)77.623319.166
altruistic (not selfish)77.424321.887
expressive (not stoic)77.228722.150
unlucky (not fortunate)77.012222.959
bookish (not sporty)76.947821.345
mighty (not puny)76.942422.453
pronatalist (not child free)76.96619.963
triggered (not trolling)76.411318.272
opinionated (not jealous)76.335720.3123
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)76.335322.9121
opinionated (not neutral)76.275724.883
introspective (not not introspective)76.121215.546
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.028619.372
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.921720.568
rebellious (not obedient)75.747523.648
demure (not vain)75.58721.150
resourceful (not helpless)75.574926.359
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.555421.871
thrifty (not extravagant)75.412820.883
creative (not conventional)75.328024.269
grateful (not entitled)75.220522.876
🧗 (not 🛌)75.238624.963
scruffy (not manicured)75.123320.763
clean (not perverted)75.148622.769
chaotic (not orderly)75.131520.560
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.013820.461
English (not German)74.954527.966
warm (not cold)74.935128.766
impatient (not patient)74.542325.054
😭 (not 😀)74.312326.159
complimentary (not insulting)74.027418.950
wholesome (not salacious)73.935124.857
liberal (not conservative)73.833624.053
frenzied (not sleepy)73.852024.770
high IQ (not low IQ)73.586024.347
pro (not noob)73.568925.246
low self esteem (not narcissistic)73.512618.391
night owl (not morning lark)73.441824.245
moody (not stable)73.349320.759
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.317821.877
demanding (not unchallenging)73.372024.158
instinctual (not reasoned)73.333926.747
poor (not rich)73.120919.262
humble (not arrogant)72.924324.258
complicated (not simple)72.950624.353
dramatic (not comedic)72.952521.897
non-gamer (not gamer)72.938930.977
brave (not careful)72.943227.385
👽 (not 🤡)72.918623.357
genius (not dunce)72.851619.264
wooden (not plastic)72.838524.194
angelic (not demonic)72.438921.952
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.254325.772
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.271520.949
treasure (not trash)72.086124.157
haunted (not blissful)72.054825.983
respectful (not rude)71.848520.757
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.763823.654
curious (not apathetic)71.647826.261
😊 (not 🤣)71.338724.676
😇 (not 😈)71.238126.163
human (not animalistic)71.170128.258
trusting (not charming)71.111324.554
nerd (not jock)71.055622.248
contrarian (not yes-man)71.037025.996
arcane (not mainstream)70.928625.267
independent (not codependent)70.856931.778
wild (not tame)70.855323.668
genuine (not sarcastic)70.835524.584
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.870529.198
obsessed (not aloof)70.739927.153
sad (not happy)70.640518.872
legit (not scrub)70.671425.369
mature (not juvenile)70.448223.776
ambitious (not realistic)70.443326.372
direct (not roundabout)70.362528.248
frugal (not lavish)70.232526.754
oppressed (not privileged)70.218519.469
punk rock (not preppy)70.234526.763
zany (not regular)70.044225.657
existentialist (not nihilist)69.921224.046
sweet (not bitter)69.838121.857
thin (not thick)69.739628.660
tasteful (not lewd)69.650723.957
literary (not mathematical)69.438021.972
intense (not lighthearted)69.467725.982
confidential (not gossiping)69.369726.088
depressed (not bright)69.224223.874
honorable (not cunning)69.047625.491
believable (not poorly-written)69.097626.067
freelance (not corporate)69.056626.770
overachiever (not underachiever)68.988126.474
extraordinary (not mundane)68.766526.669
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)68.756327.059
empath (not psychopath)68.763025.756
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.638030.956
🥰 (not 🙃)68.533426.160
vegan (not cannibal)68.538123.578
sorrowful (not cheery)68.451121.151
wise (not foolish)68.447223.687
assertive (not passive)68.479828.255
spontaneous (not scheduled)68.341324.261
serious (not playful)68.164225.274
guarded (not open)68.182526.763
dominant (not submissive)68.077125.644
🧢 (not 🎩)68.041830.277
fast (not slow)67.871824.365
slovenly (not stylish)67.822225.063
extreme (not moderate)67.867326.561
permanent (not transient)67.833325.841
doer (not thinker)67.855930.171
bossy (not meek)67.781324.956
ferocious (not pacifist)67.662024.954
interesting (not tiresome)67.373526.463
feisty (not gracious)67.372828.2101
open-minded (not close-minded)67.350328.151
radical (not centrist)67.134826.2123
prideful (not envious)67.077822.4104
pensive (not serene)66.971025.966
provincial (not cosmopolitan)66.824928.241
intellectual (not physical)66.772226.967
low-tech (not high-tech)66.544125.350
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.578329.460
frank (not sugarcoated)66.385826.8102
quirky (not predictable)66.337129.1109
bold (not shy)66.0114325.067
🧠 (not 💪)65.981928.563
loud (not quiet)65.858624.363
intimate (not formal)65.839923.977
alpha (not beta)65.775027.178
touchy-feely (not distant)65.737429.1145
captain (not first-mate)65.656232.950
🤔 (not 🤫)65.637229.242
reclusive (not social)65.639126.487
👻 (not 🤖)65.538429.552
short (not tall)65.336124.360
rugged (not refined)64.943421.644
tight (not loose)64.975225.389
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.943229.650
domestic (not industrial)64.929827.378
equitable (not hypocritical)64.848324.166
chivalrous (not businesslike)64.840129.388
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.734627.651
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)64.550128.861
hipster (not basic)64.425628.552
compersive (not jealous)64.340026.967
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.361825.562
clumsy (not coordinated)64.232226.569
studious (not goof-off)64.288025.672
romantic (not dispassionate)64.182624.697
outsider (not insider)64.047430.156
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.935728.375
optimistic (not pessimistic)63.946530.576
rural (not urban)63.925229.254
pure (not debased)63.856124.153
spicy (not mild)63.774428.281
🐴 (not 🦄)63.658127.967
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.526127.495
weird (not normal)63.466525.670
gendered (not androgynous)63.4127327.847
offended (not chill)63.460827.289
freak (not normie)63.457524.082
attractive (not repulsive)63.3102128.653
🥵 (not 🥶)63.348530.581
🐮 (not 🐷)63.240622.134
impulsive (not cautious)63.057330.675
biased (not impartial)63.081126.252
emancipated (not enslaved)63.080525.838
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.929630.258
street-smart (not sheltered)62.878030.548
old (not young)62.645319.176
earth (not air)62.670030.668
desperate (not high standards)62.632128.4103
explorer (not builder)62.453829.549
western (not eastern)62.467927.756
vibrant (not geriatric)62.387227.473
spiritual (not skeptical)62.223531.257
miserable (not joyful)62.269825.562
deviant (not average)62.073427.877
rough (not smooth)61.950427.455
forgiving (not vengeful)61.857728.372
resolute (not wavering)61.889233.146
tactful (not indiscreet)61.773925.341
abstract (not concrete)61.637329.876
unorthodox (not traditional)61.567726.457
disarming (not creepy)61.396529.458
metrosexual (not macho)61.372425.953
backdoor (not official)61.262327.337
white knight (not bad boy)61.274529.2117
transparent (not machiavellian)61.250628.888
warm (not quarrelsome)61.150328.359
🎃 (not 💀)61.146830.456
fighter (not lover)61.057831.372
introvert (not extrovert)60.944225.564
circular (not linear)60.935326.266
attentive (not interrupting)60.959331.374
whimsical (not rational)60.647129.345
hoarder (not unprepared)60.672030.373
master (not apprentice)60.690827.655
anarchist (not statist)60.549830.242
fire (not water)60.380532.280
📈 (not 📉)60.282227.360
decisive (not hesitant)60.199331.777
feminine (not masculine)59.856522.588
neurotypical (not autistic)59.7112724.668
profound (not ironic)59.746828.078
devout (not heathen)59.662732.651
funny (not humorless)59.677526.755
gloomy (not sunny)59.472227.369
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.369531.656
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.326527.880
timid (not cocky)59.327127.1116
analysis (not common sense)59.266832.3117
modest (not flamboyant)59.172828.773
rustic (not cultured)59.139826.6104
🥴 (not 🥳)59.065826.260
French (not Russian)59.075131.555
imaginative (not practical)58.944532.152
precise (not vague)58.994727.445
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.961330.248
off-key (not musical)58.764425.475
artistic (not scientific)58.662829.986
chaste (not lustful)58.646325.345
libertarian (not socialist)58.657330.864
bold (not serious)58.670330.878
monastic (not hedonist)58.634426.033
cat person (not dog person)58.658834.9144
cheesy (not chic)58.668028.1129
ranged (not melee)58.559928.747
chosen one (not everyman)58.571428.093
individualist (not communal)58.381628.258
lenient (not strict)58.257225.593
trusting (not suspicious)58.253632.949
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.229728.552
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.279031.5101
long-winded (not concise)58.250129.3101
awkward (not charming)58.144027.374
indulgent (not sober)58.171031.753
worldly (not innocent)57.8105028.479
repetitive (not varied)57.875327.065
winter (not summer)57.864232.1112
civilized (not barbaric)57.6101227.454
fresh (not stinky)57.6103727.775
theoretical (not empirical)57.526530.959
😬 (not 😏)57.447130.957
proper (not scandalous)57.367730.166
unassuming (not pretentious)57.346627.259
lost (not enlightened)57.270130.771
moist (not dry)57.158129.455
prudish (not flirtatious)56.956525.0102
private (not gregarious)56.891628.150
straight (not queer)56.8122529.458
mad (not glad)56.880726.164
folksy (not presidential)56.759531.561
OCD (not ADHD)56.792333.163
vanilla (not kinky)56.668126.647
specialist (not generalist)56.686027.268
unpolished (not eloquent)56.551027.255
edgy (not politically correct)56.481728.787
astonishing (not methodical)56.347531.882
reliable (not experimental)56.378231.378
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.123129.949
Italian (not Swedish)56.173128.549
reactive (not proactive)56.168132.8117
😜 (not 🤐)56.066027.780
sturdy (not flimsy)56.0105729.375
exuberant (not subdued)56.086729.269
blacksmith (not tailor)55.651629.850
mysterious (not unambiguous)55.562328.956
pack rat (not minimalist)55.456728.570
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.280932.444
💝 (not 💔)55.175931.264
flexible (not rigid)55.057029.663
consistent (not variable)55.092532.264
crazy (not sane)54.975225.570
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.880325.745
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.858029.873
democratic (not authoritarian)54.782834.775
sickly (not healthy)54.733125.954
🐒 (not 🐩)54.666329.454
always down (not picky)54.648628.6102
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.4101823.934
metaphorical (not literal)54.442628.063
tardy (not on-time)54.448626.681
chortling (not giggling)54.399929.159
prestigious (not disreputable)54.2100528.150
deranged (not reasonable)54.262229.270
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)54.178630.664
🐿 (not 🦇)54.088933.453
jaded (not innocent)53.8108027.7114
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.770730.960
luddite (not technophile)53.676025.541
🦒 (not 🐐)53.536131.761
dorky (not cool)53.368630.267
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.3104226.881
flower child (not goth)53.3101730.3113
self-destructive (not self-improving)53.285228.475
real (not philosophical)53.1110832.153
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.147326.567
deep (not epic)53.171630.482
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.085431.469
🥾 (not 👟)52.974933.361
drop out (not valedictorian)52.854129.187
exaggerating (not factual)52.881030.081
fantastical (not realistic)52.766130.281
mischievous (not well behaved)52.695231.079
purple (not orange)52.677234.073
Greek (not Roman)52.464629.564
pointed (not random)52.4125829.269
awkward (not suspicious)52.353729.175
outlaw (not sheriff)52.381527.761
fixable (not unfixable)52.3102229.771
chatty (not reserved)52.281530.162
soft (not hard)52.272129.558
avant-garde (not classical)52.262931.236
muddy (not washed)52.057529.3107
armoured (not vulnerable)51.9104031.177
multicolored (not monochrome)51.978531.346
decorative (not utilitarian)51.854530.948
confident (not insecure)51.7116728.148
objective (not subjective)51.773832.654
cynical (not gullible)51.7106728.1101
sensible (not ludicrous)51.698228.363
angry (not good-humored)51.671721.954
hunter (not gatherer)51.589133.661
tautology (not oxymoron)51.547627.167
competitive (not cooperative)51.4105534.961
playful (not shy)51.4123327.059
historical (not modern)51.470925.873
😎 (not 🧐)51.488136.951
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.381030.362
poetic (not factual)51.366029.776
nonpolitical (not political)51.266331.154
🧕 (not 💃)51.252628.258
atheist (not theist)51.1102229.547
overprepared (not efficient)51.135630.781
sage (not whippersnapper)51.179628.844
cryptic (not straightforward)51.041229.950
🐘 (not 🐀)51.086431.656
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.242427.665
realist (not idealist)50.391027.671
open-book (not secretive)50.757827.199
soft (not hard)50.475729.358
asexual (not sexual)50.450427.877
Pepsi (not Coke)50.473034.166

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. Eleven (0.733)
  2. Tris Prior (0.717)
  3. Harry Potter (0.715)
  4. Jean Valjean (0.712)
  5. Will Turner (0.692)
  6. Fantine (0.69)
  7. Nancy Thompson (0.69)
  8. Mulan (0.69)
  9. Remus Lupin (0.688)
  10. Lane Kim (0.688)
  1. James Taggart (-0.433)
  2. Joey Donner (-0.415)
  3. Cornelius Fudge (-0.369)
  4. Cal Hockley (-0.349)
  5. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.343)
  6. Prince Humperdinck (-0.337)
  7. Topper (-0.328)
  8. Zapp Brannigan (-0.318)
  9. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.317)
  10. Hans (-0.307)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.

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Notes

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