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

Most brave characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.6124Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
294.311Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
393.066Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
492.6514Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
592.628Steven Hiller (Independence Day)
692.08Natalie (Yellowjackets)
791.694Octavia Blake (The 100)
891.611Mikasa Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
991.218Beowulf (Beowulf)
1090.937Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
1190.518Ka D'Argo (Farscape)
1290.5711Thor (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
1390.3259Mulan (Mulan)
1490.236Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
1590.2260Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
1689.818Don Quijote (Don Quixote)
1789.854Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
1889.6371Jo March (Little Women)
1989.668Sabrina Spellman (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
2089.5153Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2189.3283Ygritte (Game of Thrones)
2289.3293Lady Sybil Crawley (Downton Abbey)
2389.224Cassie Thomas (Promising Young Woman)
2489.215Tasha Yar (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2589.032Ilana Wexler (Broad City)

Most careful characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.3164Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
290.2138Alan Harper (Two and Half Men)
389.7472Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
489.0416Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
588.81113C-3PO (Star Wars)
688.331Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
787.514Petrie (The Land Before Time)
887.47Matt Braden (After Life)
987.028Burton Guster (Psych)
1086.422Chuck McGill (Better Call Saul)
1185.361Stu (The Hangover)
1285.3334Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1384.975George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
1484.831Gary Walsh (Veep)
1584.8396Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
1684.76Tycho Brahe (Penny Arcade)
1784.68Lucas Davidowicz (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
1884.3597Angela Martin (The Office)
1984.0443Waylon Smithers (The Simpsons)
2083.926Dale Harding (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2183.824Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)
2283.61226Ross Geller (Friends)
2383.3315Cornelius Fudge (Harry Potter)
2483.2205Walter Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
2583.127Count Alexei Karenin (Anna Karenina)

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 brave<--->careful when aggregated at the character level.

  1. adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud) (r=0.74)
  2. spelunker (not claustrophobic) (r=0.68)
  3. badass (not weakass) (r=0.65)
  4. doer (not thinker) (r=0.63)
  5. 😎 (not 🧐) (r=0.63)
  6. wild (not tame) (r=0.63)
  7. maverick (not conformist) (r=0.62)
  8. rebellious (not obedient) (r=0.62)
  9. 🤺 (not 🏌) (r=0.61)
  10. resistant (not resigned) (r=0.6)


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