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

Most unambitious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.7369Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
290.5195Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
386.322Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
485.5476Kevin Malone (The Office)
585.056Kermit (Shameless)
683.811Tony Johnson (After Life)
782.849Tommy (Shameless)
881.6117Jake Harper (Two and Half Men)
981.420Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
1080.914Lenny (After Life)
1180.436Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
1279.9503Stanley Hudson (The Office)
1379.6349Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1478.1314Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
1577.5467Meredith Palmer (The Office)
1676.134Dale Harding (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1775.8115Pete Hornberger (30 Rock)
1875.094Nick Miller (New Girl)
1975.0460Steven Hyde (That 70's Show)
2074.8446Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
2174.630Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
2274.4357Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
2373.6437George Costanza (Seinfeld)
2472.918A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
2572.728Mike McLintock (Veep)

Most driven characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.014John Dutton (Yellowstone)
298.1984Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
398.123Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
497.946Olivia Pope (Scandal)
597.9112Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
697.614Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
797.513Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)
897.0252Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
996.8500Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1096.5148Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
1196.2110Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
1296.262Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
1396.224John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
1496.125Selina Meyer (Veep)
1596.1315Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1696.0505Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
1795.925Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1895.7381Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
1995.618Hans Gruber (Die Hard)
2095.5281Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
2195.5245Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
2295.4502Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2395.3233Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)
2495.316Don Quijote (Don Quixote)
2595.2125Quark (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

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 unambitious<--->driven when aggregated at the character level.

  1. unmotivated (not motivated) (r=0.84)
  2. underachiever (not overachiever) (r=0.83)
  3. slugabed (not go-getter) (r=0.82)
  4. quitter (not persistent) (r=0.77)
  5. lazy (not diligent) (r=0.7)
  6. slothful (not active) (r=0.69)
  7. slacker (not workaholic) (r=0.67)
  8. absentminded (not focused) (r=0.67)
  9. helpless (not resourceful) (r=0.66)
  10. slow (not fast) (r=0.65)


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