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Josiah Bartlet Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Josiah Bartlet is a character from The West Wing.

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
valedictorian (not drop out)97.156.228
captain (not first-mate)96.269.8244
high IQ (not low IQ)95.5417.6290
knowledgeable (not ignorant)95.4147.722
driven (not unambitious)95.3238.2233
charismatic (not uninspiring)95.297.6255
diligent (not lazy)94.8567.5284
important (not irrelevant)94.8299.933
eloquent (not unpolished)94.479.1260
persistent (not quitter)94.2878.132
clean (not perverted)94.277.110
patriotic (not unpatriotic)94.169.935
competent (not incompetent)93.86010.6238
perceptive (not unobservant)93.6406.819
go-getter (not slugabed)93.6137.218
motivated (not unmotivated)93.41126.519
loyal (not traitorous)93.1969.3301
master (not apprentice)93.1409.4102
straight (not queer)92.72111.691
pro (not noob)92.39214.423
devoted (not unfaithful)92.2988.818
prestigious (not disreputable)92.1109.9214
heroic (not villainous)92.0649.8290
privileged (not oppressed)91.8697.616
sturdy (not flimsy)91.6318.219
genius (not dunce)91.65410.9274
legit (not scrub)91.31813.829
intellectual (not physical)91.26210.3285
wise (not foolish)91.02910.2294
protagonist (not antagonist)91.04214.019
treasure (not trash)90.95815.244
civilized (not barbaric)90.65711.9272
mature (not juvenile)90.44610.185
inspiring (not cringeworthy)90.21914.779
badass (not weakass)90.221410.617
curious (not apathetic)90.12115.2293
overachiever (not underachiever)90.010013.020
human (not animalistic)89.92810.5191
resourceful (not helpless)89.915211.679
resolute (not wavering)89.7319.627
rhythmic (not stuttering)89.72315.822
political (not nonpolitical)89.55217.6280
workaholic (not slacker)89.517812.076
🌟 (not 💩)89.49813.433
theist (not atheist)89.41218.290
high standards (not desperate)89.14012.815
bold (not shy)89.132111.0316
interested (not bored)89.02113.012
devout (not heathen)88.8914.7282
opinionated (not jealous)88.61313.017
confident (not insecure)88.410112.6314
deep (not shallow)88.32514.143
bookish (not sporty)88.218813.2196
long-winded (not concise)88.2412.99
mighty (not puny)88.18614.5285
tasteful (not lewd)88.02713.4287
egalitarian (not racist)87.923516.529
alpha (not beta)87.918112.7217
dominant (not submissive)87.722811.9288
believable (not poorly-written)87.73517.617
liberal (not conservative)87.6559.332
extraordinary (not mundane)87.611615.6262
feminist (not sexist)87.519114.125
expressive (not monotone)87.413210.010
charming (not awkward)87.37413.1299
rock (not rap)87.35911.015
assertive (not passive)87.215312.3235
scholarly (not crafty)86.82716.6225
soulful (not soulless)86.721512.8114
demanding (not unchallenging)86.723013.410
empath (not psychopath)86.69612.416
kind (not cruel)86.626013.6256
reasonable (not deranged)86.65810.630
💝 (not 💔)86.63614.540
🧠 (not 💪)86.619617.439
opinionated (not neutral)86.233610.511
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.032717.4284
works hard (not plays hard)85.912414.0283
reassuring (not fearmongering)85.84019.817
rich (not poor)85.627814.1248
highbrow (not lowbrow)85.62917.8244
fresh (not stinky)85.516713.523
alert (not oblivious)85.416115.028
on-time (not tardy)85.325218.914
altruistic (not selfish)85.29213.2263
wholesome (not salacious)85.29616.429
interesting (not tiresome)85.012717.1270
main character (not side character)85.030016.65
disarming (not creepy)84.95412.5101
studious (not goof-off)84.926017.029
sensible (not ludicrous)84.75714.6314
one-faced (not two-faced)84.716914.122
precise (not vague)84.611316.7151
gendered (not androgynous)84.530419.674
not genocidal (not genocidal)84.523913.811
bossy (not meek)84.434315.3248
active (not slothful)84.436915.7208
nurturing (not poisonous)84.216716.097
optimistic (not pessimistic)84.18912.7267
respectful (not rude)84.116316.7288
equitable (not hypocritical)83.93017.077
permanent (not transient)83.83217.883
honorable (not cunning)83.310318.6293
white knight (not bad boy)83.215617.219
confidential (not gossiping)82.929818.7251
contrarian (not yes-man)82.98516.213
preppy (not punk rock)82.817923.117
introspective (not not introspective)82.67621.822
sane (not crazy)82.66117.922
enlightened (not lost)82.64813.021
masculine (not feminine)82.541414.3295
self-improving (not self-destructive)82.5319.414
sage (not whippersnapper)82.52624.317
sheriff (not outlaw)82.315618.8256
emancipated (not enslaved)82.212019.3269
worldly (not innocent)82.129517.6303
fortunate (not unlucky)82.12915.6305
democratic (not authoritarian)82.04019.8254
pronatalist (not child free)82.03417.0215
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.016818.7233
involved (not remote)81.815119.3272
cultured (not rustic)81.712419.416
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)81.414723.931
bright (not depressed)81.38118.2221
existentialist (not nihilist)81.01118.768
vintage (not trendy)81.028815.017
classical (not avant-garde)80.97123.185
playful (not shy)80.841814.5261
loveable (not punchable)80.723014.911
stoic (not hypochondriac)80.410720.325
official (not backdoor)80.26918.8231
refined (not rugged)80.121818.4283
proper (not scandalous)80.116618.1197
pure (not debased)80.016216.1263
manicured (not scruffy)79.950517.9233
attractive (not repulsive)79.858715.1265
🤔 (not 🤫)79.73325.732
statist (not anarchist)79.66518.927
nerd (not jock)79.539622.6290
presidential (not folksy)79.519322.619
funny (not humorless)79.129017.1286
wooden (not plastic)79.115420.118
neat (not messy)79.038018.4146
😀 (not 😭)78.912119.631
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)78.912221.827
angelic (not demonic)78.825716.5262
decisive (not hesitant)78.844319.3312
orderly (not chaotic)78.627020.5266
tactful (not indiscreet)78.615920.730
French (not Russian)78.610413.111
musical (not off-key)78.611620.715
🐘 (not 🐀)78.47221.941
social (not reclusive)78.227916.327
prideful (not envious)78.024310.422
open-minded (not close-minded)77.821717.9248
romantic (not dispassionate)77.839119.412
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.739920.2308
generous (not stingy)77.730713.719
giving (not receiving)77.729913.619
stylish (not slovenly)77.640018.5264
reliable (not experimental)77.622115.712
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.938621.734
love-focused (not money-focused)76.960118.819
extrovert (not introvert)76.836223.5281
pointed (not random)76.758326.519
smooth (not rough)76.712519.6242
direct (not roundabout)76.446024.8274
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.322223.7263
flourishing (not traumatized)76.33410.816
🧐 (not 😎)76.016327.924
independent (not codependent)75.948423.5251
complimentary (not insulting)75.928221.789
vibrant (not geriatric)75.846224.619
centrist (not radical)75.73814.717
😏 (not 😬)75.526221.941
factual (not exaggerating)75.325918.215
complicated (not simple)75.151923.8238
resistant (not resigned)75.038720.9259
low-tech (not high-tech)74.925016.6266
beautiful (not ugly)74.595914.060
profound (not ironic)74.411326.612
warm (not cold)74.443717.7226
old (not young)74.229213.5259
😇 (not 😈)74.137622.638
calm (not anxious)74.016121.6284
🎃 (not 💀)74.018726.315
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.923315.817
vanilla (not kinky)73.824322.5234
dog person (not cat person)73.826924.819
sober (not indulgent)73.715920.2240
good-humored (not angry)73.743415.7213
reasoned (not instinctual)73.715823.6280
📈 (not 📉)73.525023.431
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)73.528926.712
consistent (not variable)73.432725.817
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.369819.5261
spiritual (not skeptical)73.211424.0283
neurotypical (not autistic)73.154924.5240
historical (not modern)73.128125.2153
English (not German)72.979528.39
rational (not whimsical)72.646121.7285
philosophical (not real)72.58422.1161
scientific (not artistic)72.445022.2286
gamer (not non-gamer)72.320341.07
chatty (not reserved)72.247124.7276
emotional (not unemotional)72.172612.18
🐮 (not 🐷)72.09621.334
compersive (not jealous)71.824521.9226
forgiving (not vengeful)71.740921.2309
brave (not careful)71.258521.3257
metaphorical (not literal)71.010323.9254
monastic (not hedonist)70.99323.228
🤠 (not 🤑)70.952326.627
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.936024.227
tailor (not blacksmith)70.749928.521
chivalrous (not businesslike)70.431625.814
chortling (not giggling)70.346322.119
pensive (not serene)70.355423.823
chosen one (not everyman)70.337226.521
basic (not hipster)70.145326.2249
obsessed (not aloof)70.050221.6247
luddite (not technophile)69.821121.9220
OCD (not ADHD)69.858522.313
queen (not princess)69.764723.17
moderate (not extreme)69.618922.7227
exhibitionist (not bashful)69.651924.317
fast-talking (not slow-talking)69.556725.320
short (not tall)69.431819.7283
cocky (not timid)69.387619.39
armoured (not vulnerable)69.264820.6203
unambiguous (not mysterious)69.241024.4218
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.241123.0314
hoarder (not unprepared)69.141014.4174
proactive (not reactive)69.010020.715
utilitarian (not decorative)68.956623.272
efficient (not overprepared)68.851231.617
poetic (not factual)68.627824.222
idealist (not realist)68.537421.282
frank (not sugarcoated)68.491927.115
cynical (not gullible)68.270020.910
straightforward (not cryptic)68.166327.1266
fast (not slow)68.184823.9254
sweet (not bitter)68.052217.4262
genuine (not sarcastic)68.052324.5247
no-nonsense (not dramatic)68.038124.6100
joyful (not miserable)67.833514.225
transparent (not machiavellian)67.732527.112
earth (not air)67.653829.913
insider (not outsider)67.522529.2145
tight (not loose)67.575920.320
chaste (not lustful)67.429621.3281
coordinated (not clumsy)67.491026.0293
🥰 (not 🙃)67.244226.141
narcissistic (not low self esteem)67.260814.914
sunny (not gloomy)66.748521.623
🧗 (not 🛌)66.577428.436
washed (not muddy)66.574427.114
attentive (not interrupting)66.453227.017
tautology (not oxymoron)66.25823.616
happy (not sad)66.131517.7241
literary (not mathematical)65.862127.0283
🥳 (not 🥴)65.826822.738
fixable (not unfixable)65.859224.219
😊 (not 🤣)65.770829.640
Roman (not Greek)65.423928.516
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.434924.814
intense (not lighthearted)65.493417.519
objective (not subjective)65.124923.163
Coke (not Pepsi)65.120431.019
frenzied (not sleepy)64.9114518.123
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.961827.4278
stubborn (not accommodating)64.7107928.917
trusting (not suspicious)64.644223.2293
multicolored (not monochrome)64.249725.569
strict (not lenient)63.969620.1271
cautious (not impulsive)63.860523.3319
traditional (not unorthodox)63.847224.087
builder (not explorer)63.746727.0225
flower child (not goth)63.685615.014
cheery (not sorrowful)63.545821.1266
rebellious (not obedient)63.590122.2227
🐴 (not 🦄)63.569833.631
grateful (not entitled)63.459425.411
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.336021.4268
stable (not moody)63.128225.0270
thick (not thin)63.142419.3130
communal (not individualist)63.129427.574
logical (not emotional)62.951021.5292
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.883125.9269
warm (not quarrelsome)62.756124.1256
picky (not always down)62.767127.517
🐩 (not 🐒)62.566731.523
cheesy (not chic)62.564716.615
socialist (not libertarian)62.313523.1247
glad (not mad)62.249323.529
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)62.059129.7226
🥵 (not 🥶)62.065423.322
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.875222.121
accepting (not judgemental)61.761626.0160
ambitious (not realistic)61.785233.518
loud (not quiet)61.179124.4271
exuberant (not subdued)61.079623.914
politically correct (not edgy)60.954025.9289
trolling (not triggered)60.827719.817
deep (not epic)60.746335.810
frugal (not lavish)60.576621.8246
charming (not trusting)60.571529.0282
🐐 (not 🦒)60.586236.121
arcane (not mainstream)60.475626.9243
cannibal (not vegan)60.464122.514
methodical (not astonishing)60.189930.1223
hard (not soft)59.884820.873
corporate (not freelance)59.656023.214
haunted (not blissful)59.6110629.116
gregarious (not private)59.350527.5252
jaded (not innocent)59.3110123.611
suspicious (not awkward)59.2103319.4237
thinker (not doer)58.937631.713
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.895024.0210
realistic (not fantastical)58.890926.919
concrete (not abstract)58.589832.225
normal (not weird)58.452825.6272
modest (not flamboyant)58.486726.7291
tense (not relaxed)58.3138921.5262
spicy (not mild)58.3105026.1246
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.350520.416
varied (not repetitive)58.139827.086
🤖 (not 👻)58.163726.730
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.166134.234
serious (not playful)58.0103020.7275
ranged (not melee)58.073626.116
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.926429.1161
🥾 (not 👟)57.973326.929
sickly (not healthy)57.835523.7256
😜 (not 🤐)57.873529.437
fire (not water)57.4102731.113
hunter (not gatherer)57.291826.418
hard (not soft)57.193019.3237
🐿 (not 🦇)57.193628.526
indie (not pop)57.1109332.811
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.089225.632
competitive (not cooperative)56.7107727.3269
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.782230.9242
tame (not wild)56.761923.9204
pretentious (not unassuming)56.694225.330
fighter (not lover)56.583423.121
touchy-feely (not distant)56.568619.024
impartial (not biased)56.419926.1291
analysis (not common sense)56.391232.510
chill (not offended)56.259523.316
normie (not freak)56.169932.817
💃 (not 🧕)55.9115126.238
practical (not imaginative)55.8111427.7209
patient (not impatient)55.758628.387
industrial (not domestic)55.782128.865
creative (not conventional)55.692525.9278
bold (not serious)55.594926.4286
hurried (not leisurely)55.599925.1245
street-smart (not sheltered)55.5115226.5208
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.4115525.614
thrifty (not extravagant)55.488426.616
night owl (not morning lark)55.3107432.0141
macho (not metrosexual)55.357621.514
predictable (not quirky)55.373023.212
moist (not dry)55.078324.613
dorky (not cool)54.775032.425
regular (not zany)54.769428.719
intimate (not formal)54.789625.221
work-first (not family-first)54.587725.5260
🏀 (not 🎨)54.568228.220
linear (not circular)54.482828.416
western (not eastern)54.3140036.123
arrogant (not humble)53.8100526.1309
purple (not orange)53.885327.8192
paranoid (not naive)53.8115417.313
rural (not urban)53.449124.022
feisty (not gracious)53.3132726.2259
prudish (not flirtatious)53.279621.118
never cries (not often crying)53.1108227.210
theoretical (not empirical)53.055529.3242
vain (not demure)53.093124.8257
average (not deviant)52.865426.2144
open-book (not secretive)52.462924.217
minimalist (not pack rat)52.0107725.825
winter (not summer)52.093528.512
well behaved (not mischievous)51.979625.5263
expressive (not stoic)51.8115427.5281
rigid (not flexible)51.8108523.4229
🧢 (not 🎩)51.791736.633
🤡 (not 👽)51.480625.025
sexual (not asexual)51.4136018.412
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.3135927.227
Swedish (not Italian)51.390924.213
🤺 (not 🏌)51.2152634.327
guarded (not open)51.1150226.2269
dramatic (not comedic)51.1137927.014
ferocious (not pacifist)51.0121126.4281
specialist (not generalist)50.8132131.582
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.3144421.0139
bad-cook (not good-cook)50.3104229.422
still (not twitchy)50.376327.912

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Benjamin Sisko (0.842)
  2. Jean-Luc Picard (0.839)
  3. Laura Roslin (0.834)
  4. Phil Coulson (0.831)
  5. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.828)
  6. Atticus Finch (0.822)
  7. George Washington (0.819)
  8. Abbey Bartlet (0.818)
  9. Dale Cooper (0.813)
  10. Hermione Granger (0.811)
  1. A.J. Soprano (-0.6)
  2. The Deep (-0.599)
  3. Dennis Nedry (-0.583)
  4. Theon Greyjoy (-0.565)
  5. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.555)
  6. Barney Gumble (-0.553)
  7. Kermit (-0.536)
  8. Moe Szyslak (-0.509)
  9. Eric O'Bannon (-0.506)
  10. Arturo Roman (-0.506)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ENFJ69.5%3842
ESFJ68.6%592
ESTJ68.2%547
ENTJ66.7%2286
INFJ64.7%12519
ISFJ64.3%1602
ISTJ62.4%1475
INTJ62.3%8827
ENFP62.2%10817
ESFP60.7%1202
ESTP59.2%765
ENTP58.5%5934
INFP57.5%23344
ISFP55.9%1998
INTP55.4%11992
ISTP53.7%1950

Notes

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