Happy, jolly, energetic, excitable, carefree, fun-loving, optimistic, positive, a little bossy, proud, friendly, smart, cheerful, sunny, merry, good-humored, bubbly, genial, chipper, perky, slightly impatient and inconsiderate at times
Sadness, Fear, Disgust, Anger, Bing Bong
Jangles the Clown, the Forgetters, Sadness (formerly)
Happy faces, group hugs, bouncing around, positivity, Rainbow Unicorn, music, dancing, having fun, horror films, Goofball Island, grossing out Disgust
Broccoli, Sadness (formerly), Riley being sad (reluctant), realizing that she's doing something wrong
"Come on, group hug! You too, Anger!" (Trailer)
"I just want Riley to be happy."
"Joy! Yes, Joy? You'll be in charge of the console, keeping Riley happy all day long. And may I add, I love your dress, its adorable. Oh, this old thing? Oh, thank you so much, I love the way it twirls. Oh, thank you, Joy, thank you, Joy."
"Well, I have to practice and I don't think of it as playing so much as hugging."
“We can't focus on what's going wrong. There's always a way to turn things around. To find the fun.”
Joy is the protagonist of the 2015 Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. She is one of the five emotions inside the mind of Riley Andersen. She is happy and joyful all the time and is the leader of the group. She is voiced by Amy Poehler.
Joy is, as her name states is the very essence of happiness and perkiness. She is the oldest of all of the emotions. She cares deeply for Riley to the point where she doesn't want any of the other emotions to influence Riley. She doesn't want Riley to be sad at all, even when Riley needs to be.
She mistreats Sadness because she doesn't understand why Sadness is a necessary emotion and wants Riley to be happy all the time. When Bing Bong lost his wagon and was grieving, she wanted him not to be sad when he had to be and tried doing childish and silly things to get him to stop without realizing that cheerfulness and positivity are not always what a sad person needs.
When the islands were falling apart, there was an escape tube back to HQ and when Sadness was about to go in, she pushed her out of the tube and left Sadness behind because Sadness was influencing the core memories that Joy held and Joy felt that Riley needed to be happy. She ends up falling into the Memory Dump when the escape tube falls apart.
During her time in the Memory Dump, Joy realized that Sadness is very important to Riley's life and that she was only thinking of herself and not Riley or any of the other feelings. After reuniting with the other emotions, she decides to let them do their job and stop being so bossy all the time, since Riley needs all of them to function.