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

Most assertive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.626Ari Gold (Entourage)
296.810Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
396.093the Alien (Alien)
496.0103Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
595.7545Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
695.3497Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
795.141Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
894.914Lana Kane (Archer)
994.618Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
1094.432Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
1194.326Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
1294.031Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
1394.0538Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
1494.091Omar Little (The Wire)
1594.07Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1693.8163Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
1793.815Wynonna Earp (Wynonna Earp)
1893.7240Man in Black (Westworld)
1993.76Erin Reagan (Blue Bloods)
2093.514Sterling Archer (Archer)
2193.4241Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
2293.48Amos Burton (The Expanse)
2393.3101Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
2493.05Francis Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
2593.010Cera (The Land Before Time)

Most passive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.522Kif Kroker (Futurama)
294.3207Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
392.427Gary Walsh (Veep)
492.175George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
590.8375Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
690.429Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
788.069Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
887.722Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
987.7319Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
1087.1354Waylon Smithers (The Simpsons)
1186.67Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
1286.019Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
1385.864Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
1485.517Petrie (The Land Before Time)
1585.419Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1684.4146Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
1784.215Spike (The Land Before Time)
1884.2135Alan Harper (Two and Half Men)
1984.133Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
2084.031Billy Bibbit (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2183.6131Alfredo Linguini (Ratatouille)
2283.511Greg Hirsch (Succession)
2383.410Matt Braden (After Life)
2483.016Mike Chang (Glee)
2582.7711Karen Smith (Mean Girls)

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 assertive<--->passive when aggregated at the character level.

  1. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.91)
  2. bossy (not meek) (r=0.9)
  3. alpha (not beta) (r=0.87)
  4. decisive (not hesitant) (r=0.84)
  5. demanding (not unchallenging) (r=0.82)
  6. lion (not zebra) (r=0.81)
  7. bold (not shy) (r=0.81)
  8. ferocious (not pacifist) (r=0.79)
  9. hard (not soft) (r=0.78)
  10. hard (not soft) (r=0.78)


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