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Most introspective or not introspective 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 "introspective" to "not introspective". 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 "introspective" is the same as 100/100 for "not introspective". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most introspective characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.65Lisa Johnson (After Life)
292.517Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
391.541Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
491.126Marty Mikalski (The Cabin in the Woods)
591.04Viola (Twelfth Night)
690.244Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
790.132L (Death Note)
889.9268Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
989.842Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1089.658Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (The Shawshank Redemption)
1189.111John Dutton (Yellowstone)
1288.810Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
1388.89Jim (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
1488.8106Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
1588.48Clarissa Dalloway (Mrs Dalloway)
1688.421Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
1788.240Elisa Esposito (The Shape of Water)
1888.245Will Graham (Hannibal)
1988.138Bernard Lowe (Westworld)
2088.121Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
2187.928Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2287.831Lester Freamon (The Wire)
2386.821Dr. Jennifer Melfi (The Sopranos)
2486.753Paul Atreides (Dune)
2586.637Ender Wiggin (Ender's Game)

Most not introspective characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.740Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
291.3103Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
390.4154Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
488.221Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
587.820Selina Meyer (Veep)
685.899Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
785.518James Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
885.3105Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
984.224Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (The Sopranos)
1084.223Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
1183.731Jonah Ryan (Veep)
1283.729Dan Egan (Veep)
1382.926Cyndee Pokorny (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1482.7173Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
1582.460A-Train (The Boys)
1682.019John Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility)
1781.820Sterling Archer (Archer)
1881.511Kevin Rayburn (Bloodline)
1981.440F. Tony Scarapiducci (Space Force)
2081.282George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
2181.289George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice)
2280.828Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
2380.77Jonathan 'Gabe' Gabriel (Penny Arcade)
2480.411Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)
2580.228Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

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 introspective<--->not introspective when aggregated at the character level.

  1. deep (not shallow) (r=0.84)
  2. knowledgeable (not ignorant) (r=0.77)
  3. attentive (not interrupting) (r=0.74)
  4. wise (not foolish) (r=0.72)
  5. genius (not dunce) (r=0.71)
  6. high IQ (not low IQ) (r=0.71)
  7. profound (not ironic) (r=0.7)
  8. perceptive (not unobservant) (r=0.69)
  9. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.68)
  10. tactful (not indiscreet) (r=0.68)


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