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

Most hard characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.817Logan Roy (Succession)
297.7132Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
396.114Malory Archer (Archer)
495.532Darlene Snell (Ozark)
595.1180the Alien (Alien)
695.013Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
794.466Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
894.493Man in Black (Westworld)
994.3140Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1094.268Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
1194.197Stormfront (The Boys)
1294.08John McClane (Die Hard)
1393.720Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
1493.225Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
1593.1139Red Forman (That 70's Show)
1693.011Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
1792.825Megatron (Transformers)
1892.590The Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
1992.312Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
2092.31184Scar (The Lion King)
2192.3246Agent Smith (The Matrix)
2292.017Carol 'Mom' Miller (Futurama)
2391.614Patty Hewes (Damages)
2491.515Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
2591.5149Chef Skinner (Ratatouille)

Most soft characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.430Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
293.918Ducky (The Land Before Time)
393.838Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
493.498Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
593.468Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
692.522Gary Walsh (Veep)
792.4144Olaf (Frozen)
892.3285Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
992.263Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
1092.286Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1192.145Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
1291.811Lenny (After Life)
1391.772George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
1491.688Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
1591.522Darryl Whitefeather (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1691.530Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1791.075Jess Day (New Girl)
1890.829SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1990.7154Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
2090.621Touta Matsuda (Death Note)
2190.4125Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
2290.418Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
2390.2240Chien-Po (Mulan)
2490.114Aimee Finecky (The Spectacular Now)
2590.078Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)

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 hard<--->soft when aggregated at the character level.

  1. hard (not soft) (r=0.96)
  2. fighter (not lover) (r=0.88)
  3. armoured (not vulnerable) (r=0.86)
  4. ferocious (not pacifist) (r=0.83)
  5. harsh (not gentle) (r=0.83)
  6. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.83)
  7. intense (not lighthearted) (r=0.82)
  8. bossy (not meek) (r=0.81)
  9. suspicious (not awkward) (r=0.81)
  10. hunter (not gatherer) (r=0.81)


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