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Most dramatic or no-nonsense 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 "dramatic" to "no-nonsense". 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 "dramatic" is the same as 100/100 for "no-nonsense". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most dramatic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.383Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
298.173Rachel Berry (Glee)
397.571Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
497.250Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
595.930Oliver Putnam (Only Murders in the Building)
695.830Shawn Spencer (Psych)
795.747David Rose (Schitt's Creek)
895.516Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
995.3244Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
1095.177Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
1194.98Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
1294.918Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
1394.6229Michael Scott (The Office)
1494.425Sharpay Evans (High School Musical)
1594.329Dr. Horrible (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1694.324Mateo Liwanag (Superstore)
1794.170King George III (Hamilton)
1894.1405Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
1994.077Rogelio De La Vega (Jane the Virgin)
2094.069Johnny (The Room)
2194.016Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
2293.659Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
2393.625Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)
2493.133Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)
2593.122Paul Smecker (The Boondock Saints)

Most no-nonsense characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.117Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
294.631Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
394.411Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
493.9428Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
593.924Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
693.813Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
792.410Frank Reagan (Blue Bloods)
892.48Inspector Kido (The Man in the High Castle)
991.616Watari (Death Note)
1091.5170Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
1191.276Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
1291.153Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
1390.99Kayce Dutton (Yellowstone)
1490.246Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1590.0108George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
1689.718Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
1789.58Wallace Boden (Chicago Fire)
1889.428'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1989.118Karen Vick (Psych)
2089.021Shirley Schmidt (Boston Legal)
2188.9123Leroy Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
2288.522Amos Burton (The Expanse)
2388.5153Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
2488.446William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
2588.055Kima Greggs (The Wire)

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 dramatic<--->no-nonsense when aggregated at the character level.

  1. exaggerating (not factual) (r=0.83)
  2. head@clouds (not down2earth) (r=0.82)
  3. fantasy-prone (not grounded) (r=0.79)
  4. whimsical (not rational) (r=0.78)
  5. fantastical (not realistic) (r=0.77)
  6. juvenile (not mature) (r=0.76)
  7. long-winded (not concise) (r=0.73)
  8. twitchy (not still) (r=0.72)
  9. gossiping (not confidential) (r=0.72)
  10. flimsy (not sturdy) (r=0.71)


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