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Most penny-pincher or overspender 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 "penny-pincher" to "overspender". 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 "penny-pincher" is the same as 100/100 for "overspender". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most penny-pincher characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.67Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
291.343Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants)
390.7304Red Forman (That 70's Show)
488.7390Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
588.715Fern (Nomadland)
688.027Hermes Conrad (Futurama)
787.875Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
886.841Fantine (Les Misérables)
986.8285Dwight Schrute (The Office)
1086.614Aimee Finecky (The Spectacular Now)
1186.355Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1285.659Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
1384.914Monica Dutton (Yellowstone)
1484.918Malyen Oretsev (Shadow and Bone)
1584.89Nynaeve al'Meara (Wheel of Time)
1684.530Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
1784.341Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls)
1884.067Frank Burns (M*A*S*H)
1984.0680Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
2083.925Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
2183.840Matt Saracen (Friday Night Lights)
2283.571Bob Belcher (Bob's Burgers)
2383.127Maeve Wiley (Sex Education)
2483.18Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
2583.172Morty Seinfeld (Seinfeld)

Most overspender characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.218Jamie Tartt (Ted Lasso)
296.081Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
395.7105Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
494.023Hanna Marin (Pretty Little Liars)
593.758Villanelle (Killing Eve)
693.780Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
793.638Jacqueline White (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
893.5361Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
993.498Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
1093.3294Jackie Burkhart (That 70's Show)
1192.2100Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
1292.018Connor Roy (Succession)
1391.484Alexis Rose (Schitt's Creek)
1491.1516Regina George (Mean Girls)
1590.7496June George (Mean Girls)
1690.6324Tahani Al-Jamil (The Good Place)
1790.6260Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
1890.598Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
1990.425Shannon Rutherford (LOST)
2090.396Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)
2190.1312Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
2290.148Gabrielle Solis (Desperate Housewives)
2390.117Sterling Archer (Archer)
2489.833Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
2589.468Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer)

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 penny-pincher<--->overspender when aggregated at the character level.

  1. frugal (not lavish) (r=0.84)
  2. thrifty (not extravagant) (r=0.77)
  3. modest (not flamboyant) (r=0.7)
  4. works hard (not plays hard) (r=0.64)
  5. sober (not indulgent) (r=0.63)
  6. 🧕 (not 💃) (r=0.62)
  7. spartan (not glamorous) (r=0.6)
  8. provincial (not cosmopolitan) (r=0.6)
  9. vintage (not trendy) (r=0.59)
  10. prudish (not flirtatious) (r=0.59)


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