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

Most tense characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.122Carmen Berzatto (The Bear)
296.925General Hux (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
395.715Scorpius (Farscape)
495.523Kylo Ren (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
595.445Javert (Les Misérables)
695.4205Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
795.217Kaz Brekker (Shadow and Bone)
895.0540Angela Martin (The Office)
995.020Michael Groff (Sex Education)
1094.829Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1194.828Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives)
1294.7103Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
1394.5484Red Forman (That 70's Show)
1494.346Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
1594.223Chuck McGill (Better Call Saul)
1693.8349Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1793.839Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1893.8500Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
1993.8337Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
2093.719Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
2193.739Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
2293.5144Chef Skinner (Ratatouille)
2393.585Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
2493.444Ashley Barrett (The Boys)
2593.461Claire (Fleabag)

Most relaxed characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.517Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
292.2134Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
391.9528Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
491.841Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
590.8333Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
690.516Spike (The Land Before Time)
790.2187Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
889.61223Joey Tribbiani (Friends)
989.423Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1089.1209Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
1188.720Oh Il-nam (Squid Game)
1288.434Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
1388.429Saitama (One Punch Man)
1488.311Lenny (After Life)
1587.921Pepper (Mamma Mia!)
1687.6426Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1787.4151Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
1887.3283Mamá Coco (Coco)
1986.5330George Weasley (Harry Potter)
2086.196Brittany Pierce (Glee)
2185.918Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
2285.7173Olaf (Frozen)
2385.520Donna Meagle (Parks and Recreation)
2485.4463Ty Lee (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2585.1110Jake Harper (Two and Half Men)

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 tense<--->relaxed when aggregated at the character level.

  1. uptight (not easy) (r=0.79)
  2. hurried (not leisurely) (r=0.78)
  3. offended (not chill) (r=0.75)
  4. tight (not loose) (r=0.73)
  5. rigid (not flexible) (r=0.72)
  6. serious (not playful) (r=0.69)
  7. triggered (not trolling) (r=0.68)
  8. angry (not good-humored) (r=0.67)
  9. 😭 (not 😀) (r=0.67)
  10. strict (not lenient) (r=0.66)


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