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Grandpa Joe Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Grandpa Joe is a character from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

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
poor (not rich)92.4914.0156
old (not young)91.42817.1163
vintage (not trendy)87.75715.7221
low-tech (not high-tech)84.84918.4169
family-first (not work-first)82.618122.2172
masculine (not feminine)82.043618.0200
historical (not modern)81.410418.4156
gendered (not androgynous)81.152223.9133
scruffy (not manicured)79.519419.4157
soulful (not soulless)79.555021.8157
devoted (not unfaithful)79.478223.6266
slovenly (not stylish)79.18122.3147
kind (not cruel)79.157121.9157
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)78.923622.7143
loyal (not traitorous)78.982024.8146
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.434221.7251
human (not animalistic)78.446523.2147
🛌 (not 🧗)78.19327.4212
bookish (not sporty)77.455121.9148
frugal (not lavish)77.313226.8136
good-humored (not angry)75.836023.1134
non-gamer (not gamer)75.734531.0224
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.515324.8155
rock (not rap)75.062818.5226
thrifty (not extravagant)74.716525.7208
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.768929.2220
🧠 (not 💪)74.267922.0192
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.217326.3172
flower child (not goth)74.049219.0229
wholesome (not salacious)73.841524.4150
straight (not queer)73.177428.3146
cheesy (not chic)73.129722.1246
warm (not cold)73.048224.9151
nurturing (not poisonous)73.056628.4141
wooden (not plastic)73.042824.5185
forgiving (not vengeful)72.937824.8162
folksy (not presidential)72.826723.0194
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)72.732430.2147
nerd (not jock)72.658722.9184
humble (not arrogant)72.629727.6167
🤠 (not 🤑)72.644628.6140
🎨 (not 🏀)72.666223.2204
love-focused (not money-focused)72.277930.4256
opinionated (not jealous)71.968423.5224
🥾 (not 👟)71.633130.7193
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.245425.6248
persistent (not quitter)71.1149227.9159
oppressed (not privileged)70.921127.7189
🐿 (not 🦇)70.846227.9167
grateful (not entitled)70.835729.7212
warm (not quarrelsome)70.733924.6141
angelic (not demonic)70.751025.2167
playful (not shy)70.581025.5178
emotional (not unemotional)70.479424.5228
provincial (not cosmopolitan)70.319426.2118
lighthearted (not intense)70.319126.3199
bold (not shy)70.2120223.9136
soft (not hard)69.838624.8146
interested (not bored)69.869926.5217
💝 (not 💔)69.638226.2154
trusting (not charming)69.517027.1135
optimistic (not pessimistic)69.341428.3180
sweet (not bitter)69.347525.1161
soft (not hard)69.340325.8148
white knight (not bad boy)69.263025.1273
genuine (not sarcastic)69.149227.9203
intellectual (not physical)69.074925.0176
mild (not spicy)69.024828.7216
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.052726.4194
heroic (not villainous)68.9100325.3157
🐴 (not 🦄)68.949630.1147
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.765425.3150
one-faced (not two-faced)68.781131.1199
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.638231.0158
rural (not urban)68.621928.8142
gatherer (not hunter)68.641626.7166
😇 (not 😈)68.054928.7155
lenient (not strict)67.941825.6215
slow (not fast)67.812822.9143
rugged (not refined)67.746325.9139
stinky (not fresh)67.622924.7228
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.595528.1212
side character (not main character)67.256730.2172
asexual (not sexual)67.126429.2177
repulsive (not attractive)66.921122.6153
luddite (not technophile)66.831827.7142
vanilla (not kinky)66.745533.1133
civilized (not barbaric)66.790327.2161
sickly (not healthy)66.719425.3191
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.592725.0133
empath (not psychopath)66.582328.3230
unpolished (not eloquent)66.434523.6132
water (not fire)66.436827.0209
modest (not flamboyant)66.463427.9184
protagonist (not antagonist)66.4102328.7235
glad (not mad)66.337028.2148
lowbrow (not highbrow)66.118727.8151
classical (not avant-garde)66.154228.2134
everyman (not chosen one)65.935530.2265
perceptive (not unobservant)65.8127426.6185
accepting (not judgemental)65.750830.0132
🐐 (not 🦒)65.755830.2151
generous (not stingy)65.677632.1203
respectful (not rude)65.576925.8136
spontaneous (not scheduled)65.555030.6188
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.5101131.7149
complimentary (not insulting)65.464628.1163
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.448628.2127
honorable (not cunning)65.371629.3206
curious (not apathetic)65.388927.8148
chill (not offended)65.333927.7201
giving (not receiving)65.180531.1278
prideful (not envious)64.9102425.7303
wise (not foolish)64.867926.5202
clean (not perverted)64.694427.8243
compersive (not jealous)64.648426.8163
messy (not neat)64.644726.8151
first-mate (not captain)64.665031.7137
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)64.579630.6155
👻 (not 🤖)64.549429.1139
chivalrous (not businesslike)64.350926.8217
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.262829.8138
expressive (not stoic)64.077425.6137
demure (not vain)64.046925.1142
codependent (not independent)64.035331.5186
English (not German)64.0134431.7187
cheery (not sorrowful)63.845026.2155
indie (not pop)63.780627.1224
loveable (not punchable)63.685831.8230
playful (not serious)63.547127.1185
clumsy (not coordinated)63.538326.4159
unassuming (not pretentious)63.435630.7134
prudish (not flirtatious)63.444625.5223
pronatalist (not child free)63.329929.4137
simple (not complicated)63.322731.2162
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.334827.4178
literary (not mathematical)63.273727.2163
morning lark (not night owl)63.138432.7142
trusting (not suspicious)63.049429.6161
devout (not heathen)63.061526.4147
😊 (not 🤣)63.084431.1206
long-winded (not concise)63.039427.8197
funny (not humorless)62.978326.4181
slothful (not active)62.812629.7155
common sense (not analysis)62.825427.0237
🐒 (not 🐩)62.748630.1150
pacifist (not ferocious)62.642928.6139
rustic (not cultured)62.637230.4241
thin (not thick)62.578529.8162
opinionated (not neutral)62.5146528.5211
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.4128529.6153
monochrome (not multicolored)62.459130.3146
loose (not tight)62.437426.7220
democratic (not authoritarian)62.369830.0167
disarming (not creepy)62.2111226.9151
🏌 (not 🤺)62.217831.3137
ADHD (not OCD)62.146727.5170
chaste (not lustful)62.046229.9143
repetitive (not varied)61.864726.1134
efficient (not overprepared)61.897225.1181
🥶 (not 🥵)61.741228.3182
touchy-feely (not distant)61.753625.4249
altruistic (not selfish)61.685030.0212
pure (not debased)61.574628.4139
theist (not atheist)61.540329.4157
treasure (not trash)61.5136732.2145
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)61.596631.0182
submissive (not dominant)61.443226.4138
proper (not scandalous)61.469830.5142
joyful (not miserable)61.448226.1156
💃 (not 🧕)61.496830.4141
whimsical (not rational)61.353830.0151
imaginative (not practical)61.246332.3145
goof-off (not studious)61.247226.1183
existentialist (not nihilist)61.081425.9118
important (not irrelevant)61.0146128.6148
confident (not insecure)60.8109926.9161
arcane (not mainstream)60.874131.0134
fantastical (not realistic)60.855530.9219
exaggerating (not factual)60.869928.0199
winter (not summer)60.864231.6261
biased (not impartial)60.7106928.6161
idealist (not realist)60.760231.1149
reliable (not experimental)60.777830.6210
lover (not fighter)60.666629.6186
transparent (not machiavellian)60.662229.2234
introspective (not not introspective)60.599930.1140
🌟 (not 💩)60.5128932.1163
domestic (not industrial)60.451829.2191
dry (not moist)60.458131.5170
expressive (not monotone)60.494828.3254
🥰 (not 🙃)60.371732.5143
believable (not poorly-written)60.3162227.3218
blissful (not haunted)60.334227.5229
confidential (not gossiping)60.2112629.0193
spontaneous (not deliberate)60.151430.6144
backdoor (not official)60.177026.3140
open-minded (not close-minded)60.191530.1162
decisive (not hesitant)59.9114928.4143
politically correct (not edgy)59.957330.3172
😀 (not 😭)59.962028.8161
freelance (not corporate)59.992531.8187
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.8109228.4142
weird (not normal)59.791327.9155
meek (not bossy)59.739624.3159
moderate (not extreme)59.744428.1195
explorer (not builder)59.773329.5134
fixable (not unfixable)59.790428.1190
chortling (not giggling)59.695628.4168
desperate (not high standards)59.645628.8230
neurotypical (not autistic)59.4127629.2150
high IQ (not low IQ)59.4149024.3151
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.4101928.9150
motivated (not unmotivated)59.4167331.4275
beta (not alpha)59.253628.7167
inspiring (not cringeworthy)59.290731.1140
permanent (not transient)59.175329.7127
😬 (not 😏)59.049231.0181
comedic (not dramatic)59.040328.9228
earth (not air)59.099132.9169
cooperative (not competitive)58.854131.8145
straightforward (not cryptic)58.8115430.2156
egalitarian (not racist)58.8154428.7133
gracious (not feisty)58.734929.6201
average (not deviant)58.744229.6211
crafty (not scholarly)58.793828.8161
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.779929.8173
dog person (not cat person)58.772333.4278
gullible (not cynical)58.746428.1251
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.631425.6209
crazy (not sane)58.476726.2187
😜 (not 🤐)58.372330.8193
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.363829.3230
chatty (not reserved)58.280827.9158
puny (not mighty)58.235026.3145
sensible (not ludicrous)58.297127.5151
dorky (not cool)58.265829.7166
ugly (not beautiful)58.125229.3157
utilitarian (not decorative)58.0103528.6149
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.043726.7206
romantic (not dispassionate)58.0121229.8257
tailor (not blacksmith)58.0102430.6191
flexible (not rigid)57.959028.5132
patient (not impatient)57.853532.9149
orange (not purple)57.767229.6156
frank (not sugarcoated)57.7136128.2235
vulnerable (not armoured)57.650027.5212
driven (not unambitious)57.6170931.0170
🧐 (not 😎)57.669431.5169
sleepy (not frenzied)57.611728.5199
on-time (not tardy)57.6117130.5189
sunny (not gloomy)57.568428.6192
tasteful (not lewd)57.4113627.7134
tall (not short)57.495726.1360
traditional (not unorthodox)57.466931.1162
twitchy (not still)57.499328.9195
queen (not princess)57.4105232.2216
western (not eastern)57.3120829.8134
innocent (not jaded)57.344227.7247
never cries (not often crying)57.295925.9239
works hard (not plays hard)57.1118634.3148
traumatized (not flourishing)57.1113328.0192
low self esteem (not narcissistic)57.154926.2250
attentive (not interrupting)57.184030.7205
muddy (not washed)57.151127.9251
leisurely (not hurried)57.051930.4152
street-smart (not sheltered)56.9109930.9142
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.9101230.4146
🤔 (not 🤫)56.896232.9135
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.860831.3217
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.775633.0138
ambitious (not realistic)56.7102930.9225
reasonable (not deranged)56.699227.8177
resolute (not wavering)56.6129727.5133
underachiever (not overachiever)56.628230.0207
lazy (not diligent)56.518831.0150
hoarder (not unprepared)56.4103227.2154
enlightened (not lost)56.468828.8222
always down (not picky)56.351228.1248
basic (not hipster)56.2102731.1139
involved (not remote)56.2138430.6142
happy (not sad)56.256326.4182
master (not apprentice)56.2117730.9132
bold (not serious)56.192327.7205
resourceful (not helpless)56.0157830.6165
oblivious (not alert)56.049229.3135
head@clouds (not down2earth)55.974234.3139
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.988027.9145
abstract (not concrete)55.962428.0166
consistent (not variable)55.9104132.2179
exuberant (not subdued)55.9101528.5154
reactive (not proactive)55.983029.9196
reclusive (not social)55.872128.8211
generalist (not specialist)55.742130.3133
sexist (not feminist)55.749526.8140
deep (not shallow)55.7117827.9157
flimsy (not sturdy)55.744129.8208
💀 (not 🎃)55.787434.0189
sheriff (not outlaw)55.587028.7142
normie (not freak)55.572127.3217
genius (not dunce)55.4130023.3211
mature (not juvenile)55.4100130.9232
equitable (not hypocritical)55.393632.6176
smooth (not rough)55.285027.3145
yes-man (not contrarian)55.250327.2220
indulgent (not sober)55.191731.2154
astonishing (not methodical)55.061728.4163
chaotic (not orderly)54.783430.4136
subjective (not objective)54.778031.1116
🤡 (not 👽)54.766928.6142
sage (not whippersnapper)54.677631.6171
vegan (not cannibal)54.594927.6216
oxymoron (not tautology)54.5101027.3154
theoretical (not empirical)54.347731.2124
anxious (not calm)54.3109027.8148
🐀 (not 🐘)54.381130.7149
emancipated (not enslaved)54.2135428.2153
bright (not depressed)54.287827.9166
slacker (not workaholic)54.238732.4135
statist (not anarchist)54.291426.5130
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.284228.1146
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.186128.2154
metrosexual (not macho)54.0113328.2165
worldly (not innocent)53.9130928.8159
extrovert (not introvert)53.9104731.8139
unchallenging (not demanding)53.934630.5200
drop out (not valedictorian)53.861030.4191
quirky (not predictable)53.792930.7257
competent (not incompetent)53.6156230.1134
hedonist (not monastic)53.598528.3102
legit (not scrub)53.5149429.9211
hypochondriac (not stoic)53.563128.9161
deep (not epic)53.483927.8167
passive (not assertive)53.345828.0148
open-book (not secretive)53.360829.9262
preppy (not punk rock)53.3111328.3147
thinker (not doer)53.353432.4189
paranoid (not naive)53.3119128.7256
artistic (not scientific)53.289828.4194
minimalist (not pack rat)53.2101131.0162
profound (not ironic)53.184527.9178
centrist (not radical)53.173028.6220
mundane (not extraordinary)53.048231.0187
French (not Russian)53.0117529.0158
Swedish (not Italian)53.083332.1182
🐮 (not 🐷)52.9121531.3140
linear (not circular)52.990429.5196
timid (not cocky)52.844727.0279
emotional (not logical)52.6104729.6175
direct (not roundabout)52.6139930.1152
suspicious (not awkward)52.5123930.4148
precise (not vague)52.5133230.3152
musical (not off-key)52.576629.6194
charming (not awkward)52.4124029.2157
moody (not stable)52.4128631.1165
disorganized (not self-disciplined)52.453732.3174
melee (not ranged)52.464227.5143
private (not gregarious)52.3122326.5140
Roman (not Greek)52.396928.7129
relaxed (not tense)52.239928.5166
rebellious (not obedient)52.2121731.4151
📈 (not 📉)52.2139232.8139
badass (not weakass)52.2145731.5213
poetic (not factual)52.077228.4202
impulsive (not cautious)51.998333.8133
open (not guarded)51.945329.4142
trolling (not triggered)51.952427.9173
Pepsi (not Coke)51.975735.9219
metaphorical (not literal)51.857329.7155
wild (not tame)51.8117429.3181
stubborn (not accommodating)51.8149333.7214
real (not philosophical)51.7135029.1156
go-getter (not slugabed)51.7173730.3133
serene (not pensive)51.725127.0154
careful (not brave)51.662829.1180
liberal (not conservative)51.6127732.8165
🎩 (not 🧢)51.6102236.2188
spiritual (not skeptical)51.549929.1137
dramatic (not no-nonsense)51.5105228.8154
zany (not regular)51.5110729.4141
intimate (not formal)51.599631.2155
resistant (not resigned)51.4164629.2129
insider (not outsider)51.486331.4159
🥴 (not 🥳)51.3115233.1156
unlucky (not fortunate)51.2106229.5171
aloof (not obsessed)51.246328.9142
libertarian (not socialist)51.2119031.5161
nonpolitical (not political)51.178930.7155
pro (not noob)51.1149930.8135
instinctual (not reasoned)51.0115532.3152
disreputable (not prestigious)51.069028.4152
well behaved (not mischievous)50.982131.2174
interesting (not tiresome)50.1155829.0159
indiscreet (not tactful)50.166428.4144
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.269229.2191
communal (not individualist)50.773332.9158
pointed (not random)50.3152030.7184
conventional (not creative)50.491529.6138
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.6104728.7112
loud (not quiet)50.5106329.8141
geriatric (not vibrant)50.554229.7225

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Arthur Weasley (0.763)
  2. Friar Tuck (0.757)
  3. Pete Martell (0.74)
  4. Dale Horvath (0.734)
  5. The Scarecrow (0.716)
  6. Maurice (0.711)
  7. Randall McHolland (0.68)
  8. Little John (0.679)
  9. Rubeus Hagrid (0.678)
  10. Jackson Belleville (0.672)
  1. Regina George (-0.515)
  2. Nate Jacobs (-0.495)
  3. Azula (-0.486)
  4. Ryan Howard (-0.478)
  5. Dan Egan (-0.471)
  6. Draco Malfoy (-0.469)
  7. Jan Levinson (-0.467)
  8. Gavin Belson (-0.465)
  9. Charlotte Hale (-0.46)
  10. Shiv Roy (-0.457)

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

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


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