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

Most shy characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
188.717Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
288.779George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
387.327Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
486.2344Beth March (Little Women)
586.2147Alfredo Linguini (Ratatouille)
686.114Aimee Finecky (The Spectacular Now)
785.080Charlie Kelmeckis (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
884.5482Raj Koothrappali (The Big Bang Theory)
984.427Joel Barish (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
1084.019Billy Bibbit (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1183.4450Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
1283.357Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)
1383.318Peter Doppler (Dark)
1482.817Violet Parr (The Incredibles)
1582.7436Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
1682.528Kif Kroker (Futurama)
1782.419Connor Deslauriers (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
1882.0326Evan (Superbad)
1981.777Brian Johnson (The Breakfast Club)
2081.6375Jane Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
2181.391Vanya Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
2280.429Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
2380.274Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
2479.5245Chien-Po (Mulan)
2579.525Gary Walsh (Veep)

Most bold characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.435Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
299.119Sterling Archer (Archer)
398.739Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
497.479Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
597.3637Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
697.113Ari Gold (Entourage)
797.0354The Joker (The Dark Knight)
896.926Olivia Pope (Scandal)
996.9412Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
1096.942Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1196.920Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1296.819Sharpay Evans (High School Musical)
1396.866Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer)
1496.879Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
1596.610Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1696.513Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
1796.4143Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
1896.312Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
1996.229Donna Meagle (Parks and Recreation)
2096.115Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
2196.179Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
2296.0722Regina George (Mean Girls)
2396.08John Dutton (Yellowstone)
2496.0107Sue Sylvester (Glee)
2595.9175Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)

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 shy<--->bold when aggregated at the character level.

  1. timid (not cocky) (r=0.86)
  2. passive (not assertive) (r=0.81)
  3. bashful (not exhibitionist) (r=0.79)
  4. meek (not bossy) (r=0.79)
  5. submissive (not dominant) (r=0.78)
  6. mild (not spicy) (r=0.77)
  7. apologetic (not proud) (r=0.76)
  8. self-conscious (not self-assured) (r=0.76)
  9. sheepish (not smug) (r=0.76)
  10. low self esteem (not narcissistic) (r=0.75)


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