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

Most stoic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.67Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
297.310Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
393.6153Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
493.51098Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
592.610Inspector Kido (The Man in the High Castle)
690.9374Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
790.526'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
890.219M (Tommorrow Never Dies)
990.150Blondie (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
1090.025T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
1189.844Black Noir (The Boys)
1289.432Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
1389.2165Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1488.826Michael Groff (Sex Education)
1588.3216Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
1688.0276Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1788.0260Brandon Stark (Game of Thrones)
1887.9112Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
1987.6198Cobra Bubbles (Lilo & Stitch)
2087.6372Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
2187.632Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
2287.1305Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2387.1385Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
2487.158Carolyn Martens (Killing Eve)
2587.023Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)

Most expressive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.432Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
296.422Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
395.673Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
494.9364Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
594.566Jess Day (New Girl)
694.245Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
794.11122Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
894.0224Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
993.8441Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
1093.752Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1193.7608Michael Scott (The Office)
1293.6573Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
1393.429SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1493.220Cosmo Brown (Singin' in the Rain)
1593.269Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1693.115Jaskier (The Witcher)
1793.05Misty (Yellowjackets)
1893.029Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
1992.829Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
2092.666Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
2192.676Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
2292.547Maxwell Klinger (M*A*S*H)
2392.3164Olaf (Frozen)
2492.328Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2592.275Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)

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 stoic<--->expressive when aggregated at the character level.

  1. monotone (not expressive) (r=0.86)
  2. reserved (not chatty) (r=0.85)
  3. 🤐 (not 😜) (r=0.8)
  4. private (not gregarious) (r=0.8)
  5. serious (not playful) (r=0.77)
  6. rational (not whimsical) (r=0.72)
  7. distant (not touchy-feely) (r=0.71)
  8. serious (not bold) (r=0.71)
  9. guarded (not open) (r=0.7)
  10. practical (not imaginative) (r=0.69)


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