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

Most cool characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.8101Blondie (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
293.917Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
393.36Amos Burton (The Expanse)
493.330Sarah Connor (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
592.9323Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
692.538Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
792.573Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
892.424Maeve Millay (Westworld)
992.04Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (House of the Dragon)
1091.533Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
1191.212Omar Little (The Wire)
1291.225Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
1391.121Vi (Arcane)
1490.852Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
1590.838James Bond (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1690.874Inara Serra (Firefly + Serenity)
1790.774Veronica Fisher (Shameless)
1890.634Optimus Prime (Transformers)
1990.514Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
2090.548Phil (The Hangover)
2190.414Yennefer (The Witcher)
2290.3172Steven Hyde (That 70's Show)
2390.3103Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
2490.329Lagertha (Vikings)
2590.224Joan Holloway (Mad Men)

Most dorky characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.074Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
294.634Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
394.355Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
494.124Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
593.370Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
693.2103Alan Harper (Two and Half Men)
792.927Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
891.534Misty (Yellowjackets)
991.029Gary Walsh (Veep)
1090.825Denny (The Room)
1190.156Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
1290.17Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1390.157George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
1490.148Ian Duncan (Community)
1590.017Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1689.939Louis Tully (Ghostbusters)
1789.911Jacob Hill (Abbott Elementary)
1889.827Jonah Ryan (Veep)
1989.820Peter (The Room)
2089.711Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
2188.816Janine Teagues (Abbott Elementary)
2288.8131Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
2388.726Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)
2488.56Harry Kim (Star Trek: Voyager)
2588.4145Howard Wolowitz (The Big Bang Theory)

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 cool<--->dorky when aggregated at the character level.

  1. charming (not awkward) (r=0.75)
  2. mighty (not puny) (r=0.74)
  3. alpha (not beta) (r=0.72)
  4. badass (not weakass) (r=0.72)
  5. rhythmic (not stuttering) (r=0.72)
  6. lion (not zebra) (r=0.71)
  7. chic (not cheesy) (r=0.69)
  8. comfortable (not awkward) (r=0.68)
  9. suspicious (not awkward) (r=0.67)
  10. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.65)


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