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

Most resourceful characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.917Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
297.36John Dutton (Yellowstone)
397.322Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
496.813Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
596.222Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
696.139Omar Little (The Wire)
796.1153Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
896.116Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
996.116Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
1095.978Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
1195.527Kalinda Sharma (The Good Wife)
1295.379Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)
1395.365Westley (The Princess Bride)
1495.313Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
1595.272Lorraine Broughton (Atomic Blonde)
1695.151Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
1795.0201Ellen Ripley (Alien)
1895.024Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1994.9113Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
2094.939Lester Freamon (The Wire)
2194.840James Bond (Tommorrow Never Dies)
2294.79Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
2394.716Melissa Schemmenti (Abbott Elementary)
2494.758Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
2594.667Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption)

Most helpless characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.974Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
287.913Connor Roy (Succession)
387.3100Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
485.274Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
582.520Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
682.349The Deep (The Boys)
782.297Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
882.031Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
981.45Duke Orsino (Twelfth Night)
1081.3382Kevin Malone (The Office)
1180.761Denny (The Room)
1280.5149Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
1380.427Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1480.4101Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1579.526Billy Bibbit (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1679.4639Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
1779.342Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1879.226Jules Louden (The Cabin in the Woods)
1979.133Michael Groff (Sex Education)
2079.050Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
2179.035Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
2278.824Charlie Cheswick (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2378.3105Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
2478.127Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2576.733Mike McLintock (Veep)

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 resourceful<--->helpless when aggregated at the character level.

  1. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.82)
  2. pro (not noob) (r=0.82)
  3. alert (not oblivious) (r=0.79)
  4. perceptive (not unobservant) (r=0.78)
  5. genius (not dunce) (r=0.76)
  6. independent (not codependent) (r=0.76)
  7. sturdy (not flimsy) (r=0.76)
  8. resolute (not wavering) (r=0.76)
  9. wise (not foolish) (r=0.75)
  10. badass (not weakass) (r=0.75)


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