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Most sporty or bookish 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 "sporty" to "bookish". 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 "sporty" is the same as 100/100 for "bookish". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most sporty characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.716Dashiell Parr (The Incredibles)
296.737Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
396.217Jamie Tartt (Ted Lasso)
495.895A-Train (The Boys)
595.320Sterling Archer (Archer)
695.269Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
795.0284Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
894.735Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
994.471Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
1094.197Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
1194.113Ka D'Argo (Farscape)
1293.919Troy Bolton (High School Musical)
1393.7335Viktor Krum (Harry Potter)
1493.3159Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
1593.062Smash Williams (Friday Night Lights)
1692.995Andrew Clark (The Breakfast Club)
1792.943Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1892.927Chad Danforth (High School Musical)
1992.893Noah Puckerman (Glee)
2092.711Ben Scott (Yellowjackets)
2192.674Dominic Toretto (Fast & Furious)
2292.471Billy Hargrove (Stranger Things)
2392.120Bob Parr (The Incredibles)
2491.778Sue Sylvester (Glee)
2591.520Maximus (Gladiator)

Most bookish characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.9374Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
298.142Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
397.815Cecil B. Heimerdinger (Arcane)
497.88Rintarou Okabe (Steins;Gate)
597.4213Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
697.3274Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
797.166Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
897.127Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
997.143Temperance Brennan (Bones)
1096.928Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (Futurama)
1196.985Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
1296.8171Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
1396.823L (Death Note)
1496.836Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
1596.6478Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1696.6401Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
1796.536Joe Goldberg (You)
1896.412Clare Edwards (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
1996.0389Leonard Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory)
2095.948Alex Dunphy (Modern Family)
2195.870Molly Davidson (Booksmart)
2295.8337Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
2395.617Liberty Van Zandt (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
2495.419David Levinson (Independence Day)
2595.224Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network)

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 sporty<--->bookish when aggregated at the character level.

  1. jock (not nerd) (r=0.87)
  2. physical (not intellectual) (r=0.85)
  3. 💪 (not 🧠) (r=0.84)
  4. doer (not thinker) (r=0.73)
  5. 🏀 (not 🎨) (r=0.72)
  6. 😎 (not 🧐) (r=0.7)
  7. 🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴) (r=0.63)
  8. 👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬) (r=0.62)
  9. 👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️) (r=0.61)
  10. crafty (not scholarly) (r=0.59)


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