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Most adventurous or stick-in-the-mud 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 "adventurous" to "stick-in-the-mud". 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 "adventurous" is the same as 100/100 for "stick-in-the-mud". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most adventurous characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.130Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
298.940Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
398.425Shawn Spencer (Psych)
497.753Louise Belcher (Bob's Burgers)
597.022Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
697.059Villanelle (Killing Eve)
796.61134Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
896.5141Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
996.318Randle Patrick McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1096.224Sterling Archer (Archer)
1196.2248Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
1296.216Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
1395.634Amanita Caplan (Sense8)
1495.4535Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
1595.329Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1695.232Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can)
1795.170JJ (Outer Banks)
1895.024Flynn Rider (Tangled)
1995.030Steven Hiller (Independence Day)
2094.8230Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
2194.8599Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
2294.7389Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
2394.6148Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
2494.5137Jack Dawson (Titanic)
2594.564Westley (The Princess Bride)

Most stick-in-the-mud characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.423Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
296.2321Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
395.0323Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
494.910Matt Braden (After Life)
592.938Samuel Norton (The Shawshank Redemption)
692.5459Red Forman (That 70's Show)
791.965Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
891.9465Angela Martin (The Office)
991.629Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1091.5221Walter Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
1191.4299Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
1291.227Chuck McGill (Better Call Saul)
1391.024Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1490.4351Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
1590.225Michael Groff (Sex Education)
1690.18Abe Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1789.726General Hux (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
1889.36Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
1989.2287Cornelius Fudge (Harry Potter)
2089.019Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)
2188.8136Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
2288.7910C-3PO (Star Wars)
2388.640Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
2488.333Louis Litt (Suits)
2588.328Count Alexei Karenin (Anna Karenina)

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 adventurous<--->stick-in-the-mud when aggregated at the character level.

  1. open to new experinces (not uncreative) (r=0.82)
  2. spontaneous (not scheduled) (r=0.76)
  3. bold (not serious) (r=0.76)
  4. creative (not conventional) (r=0.75)
  5. brave (not careful) (r=0.74)
  6. vibrant (not geriatric) (r=0.73)
  7. unorthodox (not traditional) (r=0.73)
  8. varied (not repetitive) (r=0.73)
  9. freelance (not corporate) (r=0.72)
  10. rebellious (not obedient) (r=0.71)


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