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

Most idealist characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.24Duke Orsino (Twelfth Night)
293.130Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
393.141Christian (Moulin Rouge!)
492.523Don Quijote (Don Quixote)
592.585Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
692.4393Michael Scott (The Office)
792.2204Lorna Morello (Orange is the New Black)
891.89Prairie Johnson (The OA)
991.7116Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
1090.7143Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
1190.642Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1290.416Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
1390.393Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
1489.2673Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
1589.226Lily Iglehart (Sex Education)
1689.2567Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
1789.028SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1888.931Misa Amane (Death Note)
1988.748Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
2088.739Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
2188.6611Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
2288.414Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
2388.444Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
2488.275Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
2588.069George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)

Most realist characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.98Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
292.69Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
391.812Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
491.76Taissa (Yellowjackets)
591.325Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
691.29Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
791.18Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
890.5498Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
990.5336Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1089.369Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
1189.122Sun Bak (Sense8)
1288.747Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls)
1388.485Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
1487.9418Stanley Hudson (The Office)
1587.812Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
1687.7316Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1787.423Henry Spencer (Psych)
1887.36Amos Burton (The Expanse)
1987.288Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
2087.1676Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
2187.039Bill Tench (Mindhunter)
2286.941Melinda May (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
2386.9142Red Forman (That 70's Show)
2486.988Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones)
2586.527Amy Brookheimer (Veep)

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 idealist<--->realist when aggregated at the character level.

  1. fantastical (not realistic) (r=0.81)
  2. head@clouds (not down2earth) (r=0.76)
  3. imaginative (not practical) (r=0.73)
  4. whimsical (not rational) (r=0.71)
  5. poetic (not factual) (r=0.67)
  6. emotional (not logical) (r=0.66)
  7. dramatic (not no-nonsense) (r=0.65)
  8. long-winded (not concise) (r=0.62)
  9. ambitious (not realistic) (r=0.62)
  10. touchy-feely (not distant) (r=0.61)

Notes

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