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Most inspiring or cringeworthy characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 1,750 characters on a 100 point scale from "inspiring" to "cringeworthy". 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 "inspiring" is the same as 100/100 for "cringeworthy". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most inspiring characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.311Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
293.6261Mulan (Mulan)
393.0107Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
492.341June Osborne (The Handmaid's Tale)
592.2191Ellen Ripley (Alien)
692.248William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
792.220Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
892.0130Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
991.813Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
1091.720Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
1191.425Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
1291.319Don Shirley (Green Book)
1391.317Wallace Boden (Chicago Fire)
1491.228Elisa Esposito (The Shape of Water)
1591.217Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1691.1144Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
1790.887Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
1890.620Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1990.279Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)
2090.017Littlefoot (The Land Before Time)
2189.828Maximus (Gladiator)
2289.457Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
2389.28Juliana Crain (The Man in the High Castle)
2489.149Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
2589.01195Mufasa (The Lion King)

Most cringeworthy characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.9107Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
294.894Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
394.634Jonah Ryan (Veep)
493.838Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
592.716Connor Roy (Succession)
692.474The Deep (The Boys)
792.116Cyril Figgis (Archer)
891.517Commodus (Gladiator)
991.25Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
1091.129Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1191.126Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1290.260Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
1390.1110Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1489.7202Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
1589.6135Cal Hockley (Titanic)
1689.478Denny (The Room)
1789.3338Prince John (Robin Hood)
1889.2695Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
1989.2171Hans (Frozen)
2088.844Samuel Norton (The Shawshank Redemption)
2188.847Brad Bellick (Prison Break)
2288.851Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
2388.678Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
2488.592Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
2588.442Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)

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 inspiring<--->cringeworthy when aggregated at the character level.

  1. legit (not scrub) (r=0.83)
  2. 🌟 (not 💩) (r=0.82)
  3. treasure (not trash) (r=0.81)
  4. deep (not shallow) (r=0.78)
  5. interesting (not tiresome) (r=0.75)
  6. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.74)
  7. badass (not weakass) (r=0.73)
  8. 📈 (not 📉) (r=0.73)
  9. loveable (not punchable) (r=0.73)
  10. wise (not foolish) (r=0.72)

Notes

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