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Josh Lyman Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Josh Lyman 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 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
political (not nonpolitical)96.2410.3291
cocky (not timid)94.33010.116
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)93.66910.812
persistent (not quitter)93.01548.126
opinionated (not neutral)92.8637.114
driven (not unambitious)92.6929.3256
insomniac (not slumbering)92.0169.410
evolutionist (not creationist)91.01710.313
not genocidal (not genocidal)90.85115.613
work-first (not family-first)90.76212.0215
workaholic (not slacker)90.713816.265
high IQ (not low IQ)90.620212.6262
patriotic (not unpatriotic)89.73615.920
overachiever (not underachiever)89.412112.618
urban (not rural)88.9389.128
outgoing (not withdrawn)88.711010.810
activist (not nonpartisan)88.67515.17
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.310112.722
jaded (not innocent)88.210116.111
competent (not incompetent)87.429714.0212
loyal (not traitorous)87.340614.1271
straight (not queer)87.215216.398
assertive (not passive)86.718414.2217
important (not irrelevant)86.731019.226
blue (not red)86.74925.78
main character (not side character)86.626611.78
bold (not shy)86.547514.1298
stubborn (not accommodating)86.025519.29
fast (not slow)85.811413.8263
twitchy (not still)85.78310.515
bossy (not meek)85.629815.3284
loud (not quiet)85.421015.2287
skeptical (not spiritual)85.212613.9278
🧠 (not 💪)84.926919.835
liberal (not conservative)84.610418.235
chatty (not reserved)84.521917.1273
spirited (not lifeless)84.337912.36
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)84.112912.210
intellectual (not physical)84.025616.6315
playful (not shy)84.031914.8258
exuberant (not subdued)84.01165.412
proud (not apologetic)84.043520.010
frenzied (not sleepy)83.910518.619
gendered (not androgynous)83.736818.085
handshakes (not hugs)83.43635.19
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)83.418721.510
sexual (not asexual)83.129618.410
impatient (not patient)83.124215.2101
competitive (not cooperative)82.936518.3288
overthinker (not underthinker)82.928218.610
arrogant (not humble)82.829015.1247
funny (not humorless)82.721016.0284
egalitarian (not racist)82.459614.628
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.235917.1277
motivated (not unmotivated)82.283926.213
goofy (not unfrivolous)82.217111.29
leader (not follower)82.148715.97
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.040617.020
pretentious (not unassuming)81.818115.528
involved (not remote)81.616719.2244
go-getter (not slugabed)81.645415.117
diligent (not lazy)81.389619.2332
expressive (not stoic)81.324318.7261
flirtatious (not prudish)81.223718.720
feisty (not gracious)81.228716.7274
ambitious (not realistic)81.221721.222
energetic (not mellow)81.223221.09
innovative (not routine)81.01967.67
prankster (not anti-prank)80.920310.315
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)80.724812.914
badass (not weakass)80.759920.415
eager (not reluctant)80.620922.910
anxious (not calm)80.520316.8270
sarcastic (not genuine)80.219118.5268
tense (not relaxed)80.146918.8282
resistant (not resigned)80.017215.7244
sassy (not chill)79.841923.68
earthly (not divine)79.716414.17
extrovert (not introvert)79.629921.0287
insider (not outsider)79.53019.7162
prideful (not envious)79.318716.323
mischievous (not well behaved)79.244915.2284
frank (not sugarcoated)79.143121.215
child free (not pronatalist)78.919821.6211
genius (not dunce)78.839318.3319
lawyerly (not engineerial)78.819223.59
believable (not poorly-written)78.646920.619
interrupting (not attentive)78.619619.416
fast-talking (not slow-talking)78.626225.716
atheist (not theist)78.322820.862
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.232821.636
demanding (not unchallenging)78.162722.916
analysis (not common sense)78.019318.49
night owl (not morning lark)77.934220.4134
popular (not rejected)77.926221.113
contrarian (not yes-man)77.821021.018
pensive (not serene)77.617516.515
hurried (not leisurely)77.510922.9239
perceptive (not unobservant)77.579823.715
vain (not demure)77.424918.9243
insightful (not generic)77.438915.510
active (not slothful)77.080220.7203
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.025517.915
valedictorian (not drop out)76.958923.832
manic (not mild)76.944521.413
dominant (not submissive)76.863120.7272
interested (not bored)76.836527.323
heroic (not villainous)76.672719.2280
opinionated (not jealous)76.642721.017
biased (not impartial)76.530118.0275
works hard (not plays hard)76.152120.5283
charming (not trusting)76.124117.2262
accurate (not off target)76.149918.78
obsessed (not aloof)76.031322.8284
🐘 (not 🐀)76.011419.134
cannibal (not vegan)76.025613.817
devoted (not unfaithful)76.0100018.914
paranoid (not naive)76.022524.014
nerd (not jock)75.951022.0261
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.926826.340
vibrant (not geriatric)75.847721.919
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)75.824022.2260
pro (not noob)75.873121.629
real (not fake)75.875119.510
bookish (not sporty)75.663023.3254
zany (not regular)75.434515.622
messy (not neat)75.224118.9145
curious (not apathetic)75.143122.2259
confident (not insecure)75.160924.3254
flawed (not perfect)74.953721.810
masculine (not feminine)74.867016.8275
quarrelsome (not warm)74.841520.5265
writer (not reader)74.815321.318
resolute (not wavering)74.645819.724
lion (not zebra)74.557220.012
legit (not scrub)74.267723.927
maverick (not conformist)74.259224.36
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.143921.528
😎 (not 🧐)74.039127.528
preppy (not punk rock)74.049326.415
prying (not unmeddlesome)74.057522.89
privileged (not oppressed)73.961425.315
extraordinary (not mundane)73.761020.1249
moody (not stable)73.559320.1310
cheesy (not chic)73.429421.513
treasure (not trash)73.397722.730
resourceful (not helpless)73.2100423.866
attractive (not repulsive)73.189618.7260
tailor (not blacksmith)73.139722.428
creator (not consumer)73.142023.814
tardy (not on-time)73.122813.716
worldly (not innocent)73.069821.9280
chaotic (not orderly)72.943819.1266
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.940630.416
ferocious (not pacifist)72.859522.5259
decisive (not hesitant)72.769423.7277
😏 (not 😬)72.735525.027
smug (not sheepish)72.772932.39
complicated (not simple)72.464624.9217
interesting (not tiresome)72.368424.1241
👟 (not 🥾)72.328828.132
savory (not sweet)71.947821.48
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.827924.3245
progressive (not old-fashioned)71.839925.417
can't-fix-anything (not handy)71.720730.37
hypochondriac (not stoic)71.713821.813
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.658727.4221
quirky (not predictable)71.430818.312
impulsive (not cautious)71.349523.7276
rebellious (not obedient)71.373020.2252
judgemental (not accepting)71.246225.2158
🌟 (not 💩)71.098325.935
cynical (not gullible)70.862825.913
friendly (not unfriendly)70.782423.010
alpha (not beta)70.674625.6220
healthy (not sickly)70.382522.1254
English (not German)70.399923.221
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.138425.3242
natural (not mechanical)70.142827.38
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)70.022326.625
master (not apprentice)69.979324.7105
emotional (not unemotional)69.984017.28
🐴 (not 🦄)69.946926.129
receiving (not giving)69.835020.819
insulting (not complimentary)69.739022.472
jealous (not compersive)69.739120.8238
utilitarian (not decorative)69.753222.873
democratic (not authoritarian)69.641327.8284
direct (not roundabout)69.678127.1245
first-mate (not captain)69.650329.9243
fighter (not lover)69.642121.719
coarse (not delicate)69.659816.67
strong identity (not social chameleon)69.689226.09
lustful (not chaste)69.550620.6249
epic (not deep)69.524223.610
picky (not always down)69.543120.411
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.463018.2123
prestigious (not disreputable)69.462921.5215
🏀 (not 🎨)69.441229.528
people-person (not things-person)69.350122.916
expressive (not monotone)69.367422.515
emancipated (not enslaved)69.067625.5227
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.952422.1251
disarming (not creepy)68.982521.093
flamboyant (not modest)68.848923.2286
🤔 (not 🤫)68.831123.539
romantic (not dispassionate)68.780022.724
gamer (not non-gamer)68.628428.310
🤠 (not 🤑)68.463126.629
📈 (not 📉)68.454728.740
wild (not tame)68.374621.4196
intense (not lighthearted)68.385126.916
brave (not careful)68.172623.8266
mad (not glad)68.158320.630
social (not reclusive)67.856426.030
😜 (not 🤐)67.849223.034
thrifty (not extravagant)67.841022.913
meaningful (not pointless)67.8106420.08
straightforward (not cryptic)67.769826.5258
gregarious (not private)67.634126.1264
naughty (not nice)67.558420.612
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)67.563722.911
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.255223.989
rich (not poor)67.174218.6257
armoured (not vulnerable)67.175425.3217
Italian (not Swedish)67.042823.912
factual (not poetic)67.056120.517
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.046427.716
permanent (not transient)66.943925.693
scientific (not artistic)66.862624.3280
bold (not serious)66.858925.2252
💃 (not 🧕)66.880826.333
consistent (not variable)66.858027.89
tight (not loose)66.880922.916
socialist (not libertarian)66.76525.3231
soulful (not soulless)66.7114024.554
wolf (not bear)66.665323.17
juvenile (not mature)66.546119.661
cultured (not rustic)66.566527.823
precise (not vague)66.480924.7166
world traveler (not homebody)66.464324.98
heartfelt (not clinical)66.478925.314
comedic (not dramatic)66.426322.422
chortling (not giggling)66.270025.323
bad-cook (not good-cook)66.043229.512
suspicious (not trusting)65.968725.4285
beautiful (not ugly)65.9129020.081
human (not animalistic)65.8106425.4226
reasonable (not deranged)65.772924.429
😀 (not 😭)65.746424.443
resists change (not likes change)65.788620.814
fire (not water)65.680430.013
basic (not hipster)65.662023.9283
gloomy (not sunny)65.667421.531
kind (not cruel)65.5111221.9261
🐿 (not 🦇)65.467827.130
questioning (not believing)65.379926.57
mighty (not puny)65.299623.2290
young (not old)65.295817.5278
crazy (not sane)65.259118.228
efficient (not overprepared)65.278429.420
gluttonous (not moderate)65.242912.39
eastern (not western)65.08636.419
forward (not repressed)65.073521.06
rock (not rap)64.9132726.99
🐒 (not 🐩)64.844530.733
woke (not problematic)64.651328.112
industrial (not domestic)64.644125.270
wooden (not plastic)64.689822.18
uptight (not easy)64.588928.215
Roman (not Greek)64.428330.914
haunted (not blissful)64.396522.79
long-winded (not concise)64.336128.017
enchanting (not disturbing)64.381119.49
indulgent (not sober)64.167122.9281
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.143023.632
dog person (not cat person)64.054729.818
wired (not tired)64.073129.111
childlike (not parental)63.962824.17
dry (not moist)63.846127.916
doer (not thinker)63.884930.415
alert (not oblivious)63.699026.732
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)63.375537.37
unstirring (not quivering)63.394825.69
literary (not mathematical)63.276827.1269
neurotypical (not autistic)63.1113826.7224
traumatized (not flourishing)63.193125.514
offended (not chill)63.173933.617
presidential (not folksy)63.171426.717
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.069232.527
enlightened (not lost)62.948623.617
rude (not respectful)62.848920.9289
weird (not normal)62.682523.3278
loveable (not punchable)62.393227.816
vengeful (not forgiving)62.272024.1263
edgy (not politically correct)62.180023.4260
entitled (not grateful)62.168721.314
guarded (not open)61.9122226.4263
hedonist (not monastic)61.961020.422
exaggerating (not factual)61.969627.214
Coke (not Pepsi)61.933628.921
grumpy (not cheery)61.986122.410
playful (not serious)61.853323.2294
extreme (not moderate)61.897625.8205
rational (not whimsical)61.783025.8275
unstable (not stable)61.786324.29
civilized (not barbaric)61.6110025.3253
hard (not soft)61.682023.890
corporate (not freelance)61.650929.318
indie (not pop)61.692414.69
good-manners (not bad-manners)61.6104415.510
machiavellian (not transparent)61.562823.914
orange (not purple)61.350925.2166
low-tech (not high-tech)61.367524.2231
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.386224.860
unorthodox (not traditional)61.384326.574
eloquent (not unpolished)61.198327.6274
🤣 (not 😊)61.145828.840
spicy (not mild)61.097425.9259
miserable (not joyful)61.090022.124
intimate (not formal)60.868123.831
trolling (not triggered)60.828922.917
sincere (not irreverent)60.8112432.013
creative (not conventional)60.779026.7288
disorganized (not self-disciplined)60.740027.2264
slovenly (not stylish)60.743222.4264
catty (not supportive)60.751617.08
focused (not absentminded)60.7129427.310
🧢 (not 🎩)60.670833.431
never cries (not often crying)60.687424.411
heathen (not devout)60.553524.4258
real (not philosophical)60.499227.5162
hunter (not gatherer)60.486130.420
capitalist (not communist)60.485425.616
annoying (not unannoying)60.369130.416
pointed (not random)60.2127231.325
dorky (not cool)60.162725.427
🐐 (not 🦒)60.192129.637
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)60.183729.411
scruffy (not manicured)60.056525.8260
instinctual (not reasoned)59.986827.4259
bright (not depressed)59.669425.7206
love-focused (not money-focused)59.6119423.513
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.571528.1264
modern (not historical)59.586326.0138
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.470429.8210
fortunate (not unlucky)59.356424.5270
clumsy (not coordinated)59.348125.8304
clean (not perverted)59.3114527.821
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.247928.920
street-smart (not sheltered)58.9106328.5245
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.9103329.915
empirical (not theoretical)58.768528.5267
builder (not explorer)58.668028.5203
deep (not shallow)58.6107621.937
pack rat (not minimalist)58.656328.325
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)58.588319.910
luddite (not technophile)58.467924.7213
unfixable (not fixable)58.449023.814
serial dater (not chronically single)58.449330.011
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.399326.8199
metrosexual (not macho)58.3100424.520
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)58.3106230.716
bitter (not sweet)58.278323.6253
deviant (not average)58.2103624.1139
🤡 (not 👽)58.253327.235
multicolored (not monochrome)58.172626.867
🧗 (not 🛌)58.0111128.842
fulfilled (not unfulfilled)58.046127.010
ironic (not profound)57.969927.314
warm (not cold)57.892024.9207
businesslike (not chivalrous)57.878930.618
literal (not metaphorical)57.6104528.3267
good-humored (not angry)57.694524.5212
oxymoron (not tautology)57.676828.818
open to new experinces (not uncreative)57.5135124.6254
😈 (not 😇)57.577622.443
tactful (not indiscreet)57.4110327.115
protagonist (not antagonist)57.3136230.410
analytical (not intuitive)57.379332.311
not introspective (not introspective)57.238128.028
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.243327.120
charming (not awkward)57.1111826.2286
noble (not jovial)57.1109230.88
frugal (not lavish)57.091624.5229
harsh (not gentle)57.087123.812
refined (not rugged)56.9100724.6281
thin (not thick)56.9103521.9148
muddy (not washed)56.952822.98
charmer (not buffoon)56.9128732.39
entrepreneur (not employee)56.5109723.711
🥵 (not 🥶)56.193822.917
scandalous (not proper)55.989224.4202
🎃 (not 💀)55.976631.121
psychopath (not empath)55.962221.716
rigid (not flexible)55.794626.1233
snoops (not minds-own-business)55.7141728.19
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.667028.0274
trendy (not vintage)55.641223.921
🥴 (not 🥳)55.597926.929
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.5141029.515
fantasy-prone (not grounded)55.586027.76
resentful (not euphoric)55.5113317.98
backdoor (not official)55.495327.1233
equitable (not hypocritical)55.395925.180
statist (not anarchist)55.389626.721
inappropriate (not seemly)55.369322.07
spontaneous (not scheduled)55.278329.1279
hopeful (not fearful)55.2114627.29
spontaneous (not deliberate)55.164230.1263
chosen one (not everyman)55.199228.917
💝 (not 💔)55.094331.733
idealist (not realist)54.981827.879
queen (not princess)54.9114230.315
wholesome (not salacious)54.8107128.530
flower child (not goth)54.8118023.216
utopian (not dystopian)54.883925.510
nonconformist (not social climber)54.8106731.08
wise (not foolish)54.7106222.4273
normie (not freak)54.676623.525
whippersnapper (not sage)54.586823.515
hippie (not militaristic)54.569125.910
emotional (not logical)54.4101126.5277
subjective (not objective)54.483126.179
French (not Russian)54.4116620.719
distant (not touchy-feely)54.4103926.79
reliable (not experimental)54.3100528.416
👻 (not 🤖)54.294327.525
blessed (not cursed)54.258032.26
sturdy (not flimsy)54.1133922.821
hard (not soft)54.0104724.1245
open-book (not secretive)53.960727.717
melee (not ranged)53.958329.415
outlaw (not sheriff)53.895626.8247
circular (not linear)53.779726.419
lewd (not tasteful)53.656522.2267
🥰 (not 🙃)53.698731.040
comfortable (not awkward)53.6106626.811
astonishing (not methodical)53.569327.7236
bubbly (not flat)53.586326.611
blind (not all-seeing)53.577819.46
mainstream (not arcane)53.469426.0238
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.487931.532
ADHD (not OCD)53.467030.910
one-faced (not two-faced)53.4129228.016
penny-pincher (not overspender)53.2106724.724
abstract (not concrete)53.273828.622
white knight (not bad boy)53.2113830.09
gross (not hygienic)53.240426.214
angelic (not demonic)53.1112420.7256
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.184726.9254
🤺 (not 🏌)53.1150231.833
repetitive (not varied)53.0115927.284
individualist (not communal)53.0119429.075
centrist (not radical)53.075824.311
physicist (not photographer)52.986324.99
spartan (not glamorous)52.8111929.410
smooth (not rough)52.795426.3266
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.774029.7159
existentialist (not nihilist)52.6131229.062
debased (not pure)52.589023.1261
independent (not codependent)52.5127231.9208
high standards (not desperate)52.5123930.015
earth (not air)52.4132735.314
straight edge (not junkie)52.4142625.712
negative (not positive)52.484829.410
practical (not imaginative)52.3125228.2220
generous (not stingy)52.3124724.816
reassuring (not fearmongering)52.3117428.215
classical (not avant-garde)52.2112028.869
original (not cliché)52.2110423.414
sorrowful (not cheery)52.1120622.6288
open-minded (not close-minded)52.1124024.5271
awkward (not suspicious)52.067027.0270
nurturing (not poisonous)52.0122923.590
off-key (not musical)52.0110820.210
lenient (not strict)51.988125.5272
gossiping (not confidential)51.962526.8240
thinker (not feeler)51.985126.314
generalist (not specialist)51.761132.277
winter (not summer)51.797024.815
cringing away (not welcoming experience)51.780125.612
fresh (not stinky)51.6140022.925
hoarder (not unprepared)51.5128225.1194
sensible (not ludicrous)51.4122925.0301
kangaroo (not dolphin)51.493625.97
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.3107728.3252
sexist (not feminist)51.260525.228
fantastical (not realistic)51.282626.615
studious (not goof-off)51.1136923.326
fussy (not sloppy)51.1159130.58
cassanova (not love shy)51.0103439.87
reactive (not proactive)50.9114627.514
honorable (not cunning)50.8122328.1291
vanilla (not kinky)50.8101226.4248
crafty (not scholarly)50.7125929.6242
🐷 (not 🐮)50.368930.128
short (not tall)50.484421.6290
altruistic (not selfish)50.5117325.1305
happy (not sad)50.574722.8246

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alexander Hamilton (0.735)
  2. Elaine Benes (0.718)
  3. Alan Shore (0.717)
  4. Tony Stark (0.686)
  5. Dr. Ian Malcolm (0.657)
  6. Ari Gold (0.651)
  7. Meredith Grey (0.646)
  8. Eve Polastri (0.637)
  9. Lois Lane (0.636)
  10. Sam Seaborn (0.632)
  1. Spike (-0.325)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.318)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.309)
  4. Kermit (-0.3)
  5. Lenny (-0.287)
  6. Peter Doppler (-0.258)
  7. Chip Dove (-0.252)
  8. Linda Montag (-0.246)
  9. Chien-Po (-0.246)
  10. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.236)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ENTJ65.5%2286
ENTP64.5%5934
ESTP63.8%765
ESTJ63.8%547
ENFJ60.7%3842
ENFP59.9%10817
ESFP59.5%1202
INTJ59.0%8827
ESFJ58.6%592
INTP57.0%11992
ISTP56.3%1950
ISTJ56.1%1475
INFJ54.5%12519
INFP53.1%23344
ISFP52.7%1998
ISFJ51.0%1602

Notes

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