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

Most patient characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.1247Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
293.823Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
391.117Pop Tate (Riverdale)
491.153Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption)
590.7151Mamá Coco (Coco)
690.516Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
790.418Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
890.3150Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
990.181Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
1090.026Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1189.734Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
1289.524Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1388.711Lisa Johnson (After Life)
1488.6187Carlisle Cullen (Twilight)
1588.4190Esme Cullen (Twilight)
1688.345Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1788.227'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1888.0140Vision (WandaVision)
1987.726Dr. Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)
2087.7141Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
2187.618Watari (Death Note)
2287.5122Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
2387.525Lincoln Rice (Broad City)
2487.4124Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
2587.364Ted Mullens (Schitt's Creek)

Most impatient characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.4151Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
296.229Sterling Archer (Archer)
395.459Eric Cartman (South Park)
495.317Dashiell Parr (The Incredibles)
595.125Malory Archer (Archer)
694.7125Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
794.6876Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
894.139Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind)
994.160Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
1094.041Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1193.8159Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
1293.725Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1393.7140Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
1493.319Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
1593.230Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1693.1195Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
1792.919Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)
1892.931Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1992.852Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
2092.675Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
2192.5163Prince John (Robin Hood)
2292.466Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
2392.4104Sue Sylvester (Glee)
2492.432Michel Gerard (Gilmore Girls)
2592.3100Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)

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 patient<--->impatient when aggregated at the character level.

  1. attentive (not interrupting) (r=0.83)
  2. respectful (not rude) (r=0.8)
  3. stable (not moody) (r=0.8)
  4. gracious (not feisty) (r=0.76)
  5. humble (not arrogant) (r=0.74)
  6. accommodating (not stubborn) (r=0.72)
  7. demure (not vain) (r=0.72)
  8. cooperative (not competitive) (r=0.72)
  9. complimentary (not insulting) (r=0.71)
  10. sensible (not ludicrous) (r=0.71)


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