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

Most complimentary characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.121Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
294.715Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
394.73Janine Teagues (Abbott Elementary)
494.024Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation)
593.616Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
692.852Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
792.06Neelix (Star Trek: Voyager)
891.914Pop Tate (Riverdale)
991.3133Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
1091.385Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
1191.283Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
1290.853Hilda Spellman (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
1390.417Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan)
1490.416Littlefoot (The Land Before Time)
1590.167Jess Day (New Girl)
1689.822Ducky (The Land Before Time)
1789.716Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
1889.664Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
1989.528Mary Margaret Blanchard (Once Upon a Time)
2089.418Deanna Troi (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2189.3121Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2289.387Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
2389.1172Olaf (Frozen)
2488.949Eliza Hamilton (Hamilton)
2588.9204Chien-Po (Mulan)

Most insulting characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.151Eric Cartman (South Park)
295.741Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
394.695Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
494.570Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
594.05Tony Johnson (After Life)
693.810Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
793.784Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
893.590Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
993.4700Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
1093.242Perry Cox (Scrubs)
1193.184Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
1292.837Byron Hadley (The Shawshank Redemption)
1392.76Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
1492.633Jonah Ryan (Veep)
1592.248Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1692.232Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1792.053Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1891.913Roman Roy (Succession)
1991.631Megatron (Transformers)
2091.5146Chef Skinner (Ratatouille)
2191.489Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
2290.915Logan Roy (Succession)
2390.8101Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
2490.8117Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2590.8101Sue Sylvester (Glee)

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 complimentary<--->insulting when aggregated at the character level.

  1. warm (not quarrelsome) (r=0.92)
  2. respectful (not rude) (r=0.89)
  3. sweet (not bitter) (r=0.88)
  4. generous (not stingy) (r=0.87)
  5. angelic (not demonic) (r=0.86)
  6. gentle (not harsh) (r=0.86)
  7. kind (not cruel) (r=0.85)
  8. nurturing (not poisonous) (r=0.85)
  9. humble (not arrogant) (r=0.84)
  10. accepting (not judgemental) (r=0.84)


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