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Most tiresome or interesting characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 2,000 characters on a 100 point scale from "tiresome" to "interesting". This page lists the 25 characters whose average ratings were the farthest to either side. Because the scale is bipolar, it is reversable. For example, a rating of 1/100 for "tiresome" is the same as 100/100 for "interesting". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most tiresome characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.8332Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
290.492Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
389.343Frank Burns (M*A*S*H)
485.7323Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
583.276Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
683.1135Cal Hockley (Titanic)
782.6284Cornelius Fudge (Harry Potter)
882.661Niko Polastri (Killing Eve)
982.5325Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
1082.084Matt Donovan (The Vampire Diaries)
1181.844Brad Bellick (Prison Break)
1281.313Joel Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1380.9229Sam Healy (Orange is the New Black)
1480.956Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
1580.721General Hux (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
1680.373Lisa (The Room)
1780.2382Mrs. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
1880.217Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
1979.656Peter (The Room)
2079.256Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
2178.9688Tom Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)
2278.326India Wilkes (Gone With the Wind)
2378.2328Principal Skinner (The Simpsons)
2478.119Hunter Chen (Ginny & Georgia)
2578.030Michael Groff (Sex Education)

Most interesting characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.451Villanelle (Killing Eve)
294.748Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
394.76Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
493.97Natalie (Yellowjackets)
593.918Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
693.670Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer)
793.082Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
892.9123Omar Little (The Wire)
992.335Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
1092.124Ryuk (Death Note)
1191.945Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
1291.9130Abby Sciuto (NCIS)
1391.56Amos Burton (The Expanse)
1491.460Westley (The Princess Bride)
1591.3159Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
1691.352Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
1791.062Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
1890.634Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can)
1990.517Don Shirley (Green Book)
2090.4317Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
2190.4269Maeve Millay (Westworld)
2290.3490Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2390.221Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan)
2490.175Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
2590.128Sun Bak (Sense8)

Similar traits

The survey has 400 different descriptive scales that the characters can be rated on. This list is the 10 other scales that that have the highest correlation with tiresome<--->interesting when aggregated at the character level.

  1. mundane (not extraordinary) (r=0.82)
  2. uninspiring (not charismatic) (r=0.78)
  3. cringeworthy (not inspiring) (r=0.74)
  4. irrelevant (not important) (r=0.74)
  5. repetitive (not varied) (r=0.74)
  6. weakass (not badass) (r=0.73)
  7. generic (not insightful) (r=0.71)
  8. stereotypical (not boundary breaking) (r=0.7)
  9. cliché (not original) (r=0.69)
  10. 💩 (not 🌟) (r=0.68)


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