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

Most traditional characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.614Count Alexei Karenin (Anna Karenina)
294.99John Dutton (Yellowstone)
394.1120Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
493.3253Eleanor Sung-Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
592.6111Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
692.637Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
792.561Alba Villanueva (Jane the Virgin)
892.29Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
991.620Michael Groff (Sex Education)
1091.362Queen Elizabeth II (The Crown)
1191.229Lieutenant Schrank (West Side Story)
1290.927Javert (Les Misérables)
1390.584Shirley Bennett (Community)
1489.857Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
1588.9205Charlotte York (Sex and the City)
1688.6146Red Forman (That 70's Show)
1788.5415Angela Martin (The Office)
1888.56Rose Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1988.364Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives)
2088.0294James Norrington (Pirates of the Caribbean)
2188.029Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
2287.897Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
2387.6204Walter Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
2487.65Stan Beeman (The Americans)
2587.510Cyril Figgis (Archer)

Most unorthodox characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.076The Joker (The Dark Knight)
295.876Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
395.528Shawn Spencer (Psych)
495.318Pamela Poovey (Archer)
594.8172Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
694.283Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
793.76Prairie Johnson (The OA)
893.76Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
993.723Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1093.65Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
1193.528Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
1293.1400Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
1392.935Clementine Kruczynski (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
1492.731Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1592.724Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
1692.737Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1792.638Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
1892.5135River Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
1992.4164Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
2092.4337Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
2192.475Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
2292.4188Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
2392.297Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
2492.1636April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation)
2591.7108Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)

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 traditional<--->unorthodox when aggregated at the character level.

  1. classical (not avant-garde) (r=0.85)
  2. conventional (not creative) (r=0.8)
  3. statist (not anarchist) (r=0.76)
  4. obedient (not rebellious) (r=0.75)
  5. sheriff (not outlaw) (r=0.74)
  6. tame (not wild) (r=0.74)
  7. stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous) (r=0.73)
  8. predictable (not quirky) (r=0.73)
  9. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.72)
  10. routine (not innovative) (r=0.72)


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