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

Most generalist characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
181.513Greg Hirsch (Succession)
280.07Joel Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
378.722Dean Forester (Gilmore Girls)
477.818Seong Gi-hun (Squid Game)
577.76Tony Johnson (After Life)
677.241Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
776.221Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
875.571Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
974.959Nick Miller (New Girl)
1074.36Kath (After Life)
1174.315Calvin's mom (Calvin and Hobbes)
1273.718Charlotte Byrde (Ozark)
1373.572Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1473.415Sutter Keely (The Spectacular Now)
1573.2101Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
1673.118Connie Springer (Attack on Titan)
1772.916Lenny (After Life)
1872.921Tony Lip (Green Book)
1972.939Michelle (The Room)
2072.716Debora (Baby Driver)
2172.6131Morty Smith (Rick and Morty)
2272.216Queen Gertrude (Hamlet)
2372.154Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
2472.122Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
2572.031Arturo Roman (Money Heist)

Most specialist characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
187.822Huck (Scandal)
287.818Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
387.796Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
487.516Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
587.47Jamie Tartt (Ted Lasso)
687.4118Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
787.231Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
887.0461Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
987.048Professor Oak (Pokémon)
1086.810Wallace Boden (Chicago Fire)
1186.463Rarity (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1286.4107Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
1386.049Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
1485.625Olivia Pope (Scandal)
1585.418David Phillips (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
1684.818Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
1784.862Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1)
1884.697The Operative (Firefly + Serenity)
1984.513Paul Smecker (The Boondock Saints)
2084.412Matt Hooper (Jaws)
2184.419Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
2284.423Kala Dandekar (Sense8)
2384.3103Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
2484.310Guy Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
2584.295Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)

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 generalist<--->specialist when aggregated at the character level.

  1. dunce (not genius) (r=0.62)
  2. low IQ (not high IQ) (r=0.6)
  3. noob (not pro) (r=0.56)
  4. unobservant (not perceptive) (r=0.55)
  5. ignorant (not knowledgeable) (r=0.55)
  6. underachiever (not overachiever) (r=0.54)
  7. unprepared (not hoarder) (r=0.54)
  8. common sense (not analysis) (r=0.53)
  9. incompetent (not competent) (r=0.52)
  10. unambitious (not driven) (r=0.51)


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