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

Most charismatic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.414Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
298.711Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
397.317Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
496.832Jesper Fahey (Shadow and Bone)
595.932Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
695.327Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
795.258Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
895.2255Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)
995.231Shawn Spencer (Psych)
1095.157Westley (The Princess Bride)
1194.929Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
1294.9129Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
1394.933Satine (Moulin Rouge!)
1494.528James Bond (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1594.543Richard Castle (Castle)
1694.249Jack Pearson (This Is Us)
1794.286Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
1894.1234Don Draper (Mad Men)
1994.127Sterling Archer (Archer)
2093.9666Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
2193.634Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2293.667Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
2393.6442Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2493.652Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
2593.2123Omar Little (The Wire)

Most uninspiring characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.2378Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
290.0293Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
386.583Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
485.820Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
584.325Cyril Figgis (Archer)
683.338Michael Groff (Sex Education)
782.859Byron Hadley (The Shawshank Redemption)
882.6304Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
982.334Brad Bellick (Prison Break)
1082.0225Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1181.991Ashley Barrett (The Boys)
1281.9561Angela Martin (The Office)
1381.2788Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
1481.133Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
1580.078Pete Hornberger (30 Rock)
1679.8276Sarah O'Brien (Downton Abbey)
1779.89Connor Roy (Succession)
1879.648Kermit (Shameless)
1979.6265Sam Healy (Orange is the New Black)
2079.672Peter (The Room)
2179.3258Cornelius Fudge (Harry Potter)
2279.244Frank Burns (M*A*S*H)
2378.5437Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
2478.533Mike McLintock (Veep)
2578.5343Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)

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 charismatic<--->uninspiring when aggregated at the character level.

  1. interesting (not tiresome) (r=0.78)
  2. extraordinary (not mundane) (r=0.74)
  3. 😏 (not 😬) (r=0.74)
  4. vibrant (not geriatric) (r=0.72)
  5. open to new experinces (not uncreative) (r=0.7)
  6. spirited (not lifeless) (r=0.69)
  7. 🥳 (not 🥴) (r=0.68)
  8. inspiring (not cringeworthy) (r=0.68)
  9. important (not irrelevant) (r=0.67)
  10. charming (not awkward) (r=0.67)


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