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Joe Goldberg Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Joe Goldberg is a character from You.

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
obsessed (not aloof)96.937.038
bookish (not sporty)96.5178.736
love-focused (not money-focused)96.159.651
motivated (not unmotivated)93.89310.934
analysis (not common sense)93.667.939
persistent (not quitter)92.617410.246
traumatized (not flourishing)92.1149.753
intense (not lighthearted)91.27613.864
crazy (not sane)90.63021.044
freak (not normie)90.02814.044
main character (not side character)89.919121.280
jealous (not compersive)89.62616.844
secretive (not open-book)89.68217.452
quiet (not loud)89.51713.640
individualist (not communal)88.94613.149
moody (not stable)88.87818.637
driven (not unambitious)88.627618.940
jaded (not innocent)88.68913.651
extreme (not moderate)88.511419.739
hunter (not gatherer)88.19518.677
complicated (not simple)88.08217.833
deranged (not reasonable)87.94021.038
🧠 (not 💪)87.616116.952
weird (not normal)87.38816.252
high IQ (not low IQ)87.235413.850
psychopath (not empath)87.29322.335
diligent (not lazy)87.148214.550
conspiracist (not sheeple)87.14712.237
paranoid (not naive)87.12422.737
deviant (not average)86.95619.351
pro (not noob)86.827619.347
two-faced (not one-faced)86.88018.441
perceptive (not unobservant)86.729023.843
confidential (not gossiping)86.415720.644
😈 (not 😇)86.412219.269
sexual (not asexual)86.419917.143
guarded (not open)86.121516.445
nerd (not jock)85.922114.737
🎨 (not 🏀)85.719115.532
haunted (not blissful)85.711817.358
demonic (not angelic)85.69317.143
opinionated (not neutral)85.636313.436
coordinated (not clumsy)85.327120.847
💀 (not 🎃)85.36721.651
private (not gregarious)85.19511.740
unfixable (not fixable)85.14623.650
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.913914.850
debased (not pure)84.811815.244
suspicious (not trusting)84.717020.955
introvert (not extrovert)84.65620.745
dramatic (not comedic)84.215620.250
studious (not goof-off)84.129516.548
🧐 (not 😎)83.95220.049
indie (not pop)83.98415.444
alert (not oblivious)83.821621.339
cynical (not gullible)83.617716.544
vintage (not trendy)83.418016.159
gendered (not androgynous)83.338322.151
on-time (not tardy)83.133421.347
judgemental (not accepting)83.020023.642
🥴 (not 🥳)83.03322.544
cunning (not honorable)82.914222.547
repetitive (not varied)82.92219.247
poisonous (not nurturing)82.817621.358
skeptical (not spiritual)82.721321.062
vengeful (not forgiving)82.624522.136
reserved (not chatty)82.316123.456
active (not slothful)82.249520.036
mad (not glad)82.115320.547
precise (not vague)82.118824.653
perverted (not clean)82.19524.251
hypocritical (not equitable)82.010323.446
reclusive (not social)82.011417.441
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.840923.457
pointed (not random)81.733921.650
competitive (not cooperative)81.638924.454
tense (not relaxed)81.637828.739
self-destructive (not self-improving)81.614323.556
pensive (not serene)81.65320.040
mischievous (not well behaved)81.536424.751
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.550526.146
outlaw (not sheriff)81.524122.242
methodical (not astonishing)81.410322.361
gloomy (not sunny)81.218315.758
mysterious (not unambiguous)81.113621.935
🤐 (not 😜)81.011324.245
overachiever (not underachiever)80.950421.854
tight (not loose)80.823321.373
cannibal (not vegan)80.715315.930
literary (not mathematical)80.610932.850
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)80.321522.054
demanding (not unchallenging)80.151825.865
worldly (not innocent)80.038719.039
rebellious (not obedient)79.942926.136
jealous (not opinionated)79.92527.557
deep (not epic)79.62120.860
atheist (not theist)79.517419.840
machiavellian (not transparent)79.515624.353
straight (not queer)79.247524.171
deep (not shallow)79.121328.942
villainous (not heroic)79.114421.153
rock (not rap)79.134019.645
winter (not summer)79.018821.743
serious (not playful)78.939620.847
creepy (not disarming)78.97326.640
go-getter (not slugabed)78.861626.639
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.631425.166
dominant (not submissive)78.556923.150
selfish (not altruistic)78.527526.862
believable (not poorly-written)78.346519.539
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.246825.039
OCD (not ADHD)77.725624.335
miserable (not joyful)77.626020.550
zany (not regular)77.527426.046
🧢 (not 🎩)77.522633.352
offended (not chill)77.526624.142
resourceful (not helpless)77.181230.650
attentive (not interrupting)77.118230.851
biased (not impartial)77.027726.841
hoarder (not unprepared)77.012425.542
introspective (not not introspective)77.022925.938
fantastical (not realistic)76.918827.045
entitled (not grateful)76.933024.250
master (not apprentice)76.656625.445
salacious (not wholesome)76.623430.948
triggered (not trolling)76.613220.830
ferocious (not pacifist)76.545820.239
decisive (not hesitant)76.553022.351
animalistic (not human)76.36024.134
backdoor (not official)76.023824.643
🤠 (not 🤑)76.030922.145
frenzied (not sleepy)75.947824.345
charming (not trusting)75.923223.551
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.756921.039
🐴 (not 🦄)75.627229.250
intellectual (not physical)75.552724.740
historical (not modern)75.523026.264
🙃 (not 🥰)75.422430.352
arcane (not mainstream)75.420927.372
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.352525.034
sorrowful (not cheery)75.333121.060
genius (not dunce)74.951523.247
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.950028.745
important (not irrelevant)74.892026.744
English (not German)74.866028.960
chortling (not giggling)74.626323.659
tactful (not indiscreet)74.528827.848
egalitarian (not racist)74.3104129.149
night owl (not morning lark)74.147330.148
stubborn (not accommodating)74.072427.432
specialist (not generalist)73.723629.432
pretentious (not unassuming)73.738526.345
rigid (not flexible)73.532727.448
careful (not brave)73.411423.945
💔 (not 💝)73.422431.945
cryptic (not straightforward)73.17724.047
lost (not enlightened)72.925928.640
fast (not slow)72.864624.462
cold (not warm)72.833628.143
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)72.718133.645
arrogant (not humble)72.751224.332
curious (not apathetic)72.553132.744
sad (not happy)72.540120.146
bossy (not meek)72.477428.154
picky (not always down)72.331830.459
armoured (not vulnerable)72.252829.036
street-smart (not sheltered)72.061428.462
workaholic (not slacker)72.0101425.352
romantic (not dispassionate)71.864430.743
interested (not bored)71.860130.942
dramatic (not no-nonsense)71.641329.940
strict (not lenient)71.547826.041
suspicious (not awkward)71.555132.952
experimental (not reliable)71.532929.343
wooden (not plastic)71.549726.846
cruel (not kind)71.424425.853
dorky (not cool)71.131126.150
idealist (not realist)70.931032.339
hedonist (not monastic)70.924825.548
thrifty (not extravagant)70.728923.837
🦇 (not 🐿)70.631231.348
off-key (not musical)70.628228.040
freelance (not corporate)70.662232.270
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.522233.542
goth (not flower child)70.425122.059
spicy (not mild)70.363930.143
🐀 (not 🐘)70.223434.242
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.292629.158
never cries (not often crying)70.155929.543
barbaric (not civilized)70.022226.446
competent (not incompetent)70.0109632.551
Italian (not Swedish)69.833526.144
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.784029.449
utilitarian (not decorative)69.355025.643
poetic (not factual)69.325929.658
cocky (not timid)69.288127.172
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.235129.433
captain (not first-mate)69.159727.931
ambitious (not realistic)69.156432.235
masculine (not feminine)68.982526.044
assertive (not passive)68.789733.938
🤫 (not 🤔)68.410334.241
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)68.342332.761
minimalist (not pack rat)68.233530.646
frugal (not lavish)67.747025.644
quarrelsome (not warm)67.761627.935
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.642335.437
close-minded (not open-minded)67.630429.351
exaggerating (not factual)67.554732.547
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.451426.140
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.370933.649
🥾 (not 👟)67.343532.241
neat (not messy)67.278834.536
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.228434.139
chivalrous (not businesslike)67.240327.132
family-first (not work-first)67.056732.951
non-gamer (not gamer)66.968236.336
resolute (not wavering)66.979730.438
unorthodox (not traditional)66.864834.246
bold (not shy)66.7132126.841
resistant (not resigned)66.789033.244
French (not Russian)66.749127.053
sarcastic (not genuine)66.550129.251
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')66.53531.843
hard (not soft)66.563126.047
sensitive (not thick-skinned)66.441930.040
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.448923.945
depressed (not bright)66.338028.153
consistent (not variable)66.259432.940
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)66.153027.745
monochrome (not multicolored)66.146036.235
stoic (not expressive)65.937632.237
classical (not avant-garde)65.955931.448
interesting (not tiresome)65.893632.152
genocidal (not not genocidal)65.826132.446
serious (not bold)65.639330.434
bitter (not sweet)65.455824.943
wild (not tame)65.483329.244
involved (not remote)65.396334.756
modest (not flamboyant)65.266731.050
unpatriotic (not patriotic)65.213826.350
philosophical (not real)65.019430.740
domestic (not industrial)65.035629.940
preppy (not punk rock)65.079429.479
focused on the future (not focused on the present)64.932135.253
ludicrous (not sensible)64.940231.133
heathen (not devout)64.839230.143
emotional (not unemotional)64.6101936.247
hard (not soft)64.272126.339
feisty (not gracious)64.195529.241
anarchist (not statist)63.849430.739
Pepsi (not Coke)63.815033.847
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.791731.349
emancipated (not enslaved)63.692132.368
impatient (not patient)63.684932.236
🧗 (not 🛌)63.589431.144
monotone (not expressive)63.533132.660
flirtatious (not prudish)63.469428.848
scandalous (not proper)63.368336.853
lustful (not chaste)63.269032.839
angry (not good-humored)63.151227.543
soulless (not soulful)63.128531.349
authoritarian (not democratic)63.051931.538
valedictorian (not drop out)62.9101232.532
vain (not demure)62.865632.672
alpha (not beta)62.895529.837
thin (not thick)62.877330.647
cat person (not dog person)62.758434.747
charming (not awkward)62.590929.835
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.561233.939
😭 (not 😀)62.549830.354
tall (not short)62.480326.0486
urban (not rural)62.3104233.249
poor (not rich)62.250324.243
whimsical (not rational)62.152233.754
🤺 (not 🏌)62.1113035.146
trash (not treasure)62.023530.631
chosen one (not everyman)62.068835.149
cheesy (not chic)61.966825.335
attractive (not repulsive)61.8124730.150
sickly (not healthy)61.829033.947
indulgent (not sober)61.573032.450
eloquent (not unpolished)61.494531.538
geriatric (not vibrant)61.424728.250
radical (not centrist)61.463430.841
queen (not princess)61.393035.238
sugarcoated (not frank)61.316733.437
fire (not water)61.291835.436
extraordinary (not mundane)60.9110631.231
creative (not conventional)60.477033.655
edgy (not politically correct)60.481933.853
metrosexual (not macho)60.489126.254
theoretical (not empirical)60.320629.644
envious (not prideful)60.312832.541
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.190732.552
transient (not permanent)60.138831.431
nonpolitical (not political)60.049727.651
😏 (not 😬)59.980033.438
reactive (not proactive)59.961437.863
lewd (not tasteful)59.840028.636
cultured (not rustic)59.793031.748
metaphorical (not literal)59.632735.148
punchable (not loveable)59.648930.562
earth (not air)59.695731.750
bad boy (not white knight)59.559334.655
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.498931.047
😊 (not 🤣)59.398331.329
beautiful (not ugly)59.0145531.942
Roman (not Greek)59.052833.432
claustrophobic (not spelunker)59.035131.340
subdued (not exuberant)59.048934.636
tailor (not blacksmith)59.098831.346
insecure (not confident)58.937732.737
👻 (not 🤖)58.973435.658
instinctual (not reasoned)58.887538.053
refined (not rugged)58.792129.648
slovenly (not stylish)58.647730.356
kinky (not vanilla)58.575132.148
young (not old)58.5108327.252
stingy (not generous)58.553729.744
💩 (not 🌟)58.433230.932
fearmongering (not reassuring)58.457532.647
respectful (not rude)58.2101528.647
hurried (not leisurely)58.286630.044
🐷 (not 🐮)58.237734.152
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.269631.648
disreputable (not prestigious)58.045629.450
scrub (not legit)58.026426.834
giving (not receiving)57.8105533.352
intimate (not formal)57.777631.034
fortunate (not unlucky)57.266035.138
oxymoron (not tautology)57.278730.444
cringeworthy (not inspiring)57.059335.534
efficient (not overprepared)57.0129032.541
high-tech (not low-tech)56.978832.551
outsider (not insider)56.882438.238
manicured (not scruffy)56.7115831.246
cautious (not impulsive)56.681232.841
🧕 (not 💃)56.644732.731
presidential (not folksy)56.691032.136
ranged (not melee)56.683531.053
codependent (not independent)56.553336.940
bashful (not exhibitionist)56.545733.764
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.4103132.946
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.448834.159
wise (not foolish)56.398729.050
purple (not orange)56.373634.550
roundabout (not direct)56.135331.939
👽 (not 🤡)56.189435.547
sturdy (not flimsy)56.1124930.532
whippersnapper (not sage)56.174132.055
lover (not fighter)56.181730.647
imaginative (not practical)55.957836.166
liberal (not conservative)55.2113830.344
thinker (not doer)55.148034.160
scientific (not artistic)54.991335.554
contrarian (not yes-man)54.9113230.357
desperate (not high standards)54.660335.735
devoted (not unfaithful)54.6161139.743
washed (not muddy)54.6114633.460
explorer (not builder)54.592531.542
dry (not moist)54.583432.653
stoic (not hypochondriac)54.5109233.639
sexist (not feminist)54.452231.237
concise (not long-winded)54.387232.730
🐒 (not 🐩)53.979734.431
ironic (not profound)53.987831.441
emotional (not logical)53.8100334.346
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.489532.850
luddite (not technophile)53.488434.541
nihilist (not existentialist)53.350033.936
privileged (not oppressed)53.3124933.652
🐐 (not 🦒)53.2130028.647
twitchy (not still)53.1115631.341
antagonist (not protagonist)52.945934.938
provincial (not cosmopolitan)52.883432.246
stinky (not fresh)52.854730.042
autistic (not neurotypical)52.732434.849
anxious (not calm)52.6115134.351
funny (not humorless)52.5112832.551
subjective (not objective)52.590936.145
western (not eastern)52.5150234.438
badass (not weakass)52.5145333.049
chaotic (not orderly)52.389239.935
shy (not playful)52.249933.448
hipster (not basic)52.269031.840
rough (not smooth)52.291429.745
distant (not touchy-feely)52.2107832.750
crafty (not scholarly)52.1117635.257
mature (not juvenile)51.9107829.565
libertarian (not socialist)51.7115430.741
🥵 (not 🥶)51.7113035.761
mighty (not puny)51.6142530.037
child free (not pronatalist)51.6131631.848
📈 (not 📉)51.5142534.531
plays hard (not works hard)51.361935.736
loyal (not traitorous)51.1156934.959
abstract (not concrete)51.178133.467
predictable (not quirky)50.294533.565
circular (not linear)50.793033.846
insulting (not complimentary)50.488931.352

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Paul Spector (0.865)
  2. Norman Bates (0.756)
  3. Red John (0.748)
  4. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.745)
  5. Mr. Gold (0.739)
  6. Silco (0.735)
  7. Hunter Aloysius Percy (0.734)
  8. Edward Nygma (0.73)
  9. Walter White (0.725)
  10. Benjamin Linus (0.716)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.456)
  2. Josh Chan (-0.432)
  3. Flounder (-0.427)
  4. Charles Bingley (-0.41)
  5. Karen Smith (-0.409)
  6. Jerry Gergich (-0.406)
  7. Emmet Brickowski (-0.394)
  8. Lenny (-0.393)
  9. Chien-Po (-0.391)
  10. Kevin Malone (-0.387)

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

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


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