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

Most repetitive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.935Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
288.818Lieutenant Schrank (West Side Story)
388.022Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
487.2146Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
586.788Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
686.292Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
785.750Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
885.6220Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
985.419Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1085.122Taylor Doose (Gilmore Girls)
1185.052Niko Polastri (Killing Eve)
1284.726Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
1384.6258Angela Martin (The Office)
1484.334Javert (Les Misérables)
1584.1109Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1684.115Calvin Weir-Fields (Ruby Sparks)
1783.9174Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1883.8236Walter Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
1983.7118Luther Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
2083.221Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
2183.013Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)
2282.947Joe Goldberg (You)
2382.348Samuel Norton (The Shawshank Redemption)
2482.2166Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
2582.236Clay Davis (The Wire)

Most varied characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
183.019Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
283.0197Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
382.5129The Joker (The Dark Knight)
482.2151Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)
581.133Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
680.9181Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
780.733Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
879.819Amanita Caplan (Sense8)
979.120Steven Hiller (Independence Day)
1078.919Donna Meagle (Parks and Recreation)
1178.9108Lady Sybil Crawley (Downton Abbey)
1278.535Randle Patrick McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1378.032Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can)
1477.729Nairobi (Money Heist)
1577.69Wynonna Earp (Wynonna Earp)
1677.639Mystique (X-Men)
1777.523Ryan Evans (High School Musical)
1877.4237Patrick Verona (10 Things I Hate About You)
1977.238Shawn Spencer (Psych)
2076.965Villanelle (Killing Eve)
2176.829Tiffany Maxwell (Silver Linings Playbook)
2276.771Wyldstyle (The Lego Movie)
2376.751Jessa Johansson (Girls)
2476.624Rosie Mulligan (Mamma Mia!)
2576.562Robin Buckley (Stranger Things)

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 repetitive<--->varied when aggregated at the character level.

  1. tiresome (not interesting) (r=0.74)
  2. stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous) (r=0.73)
  3. uncreative (not open to new experinces) (r=0.73)
  4. conventional (not creative) (r=0.7)
  5. mundane (not extraordinary) (r=0.68)
  6. routine (not innovative) (r=0.68)
  7. stereotypical (not boundary breaking) (r=0.68)
  8. basic (not hipster) (r=0.67)
  9. uninspiring (not charismatic) (r=0.64)
  10. tattle-tale (not f***-the-police) (r=0.64)


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