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

Most unassuming characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.68Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
293.222Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
391.7101Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
489.871Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
589.436Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
687.710Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
787.726Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (LOST)
886.723Teddy Flood (Westworld)
986.732Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1086.147'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1185.735Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
1285.619Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1385.630Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
1485.012Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
1584.816Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
1684.645Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
1784.256Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)
1884.119C. Carwood Lipton (Band of Brothers)
1984.113Spike (The Land Before Time)
2083.5255Chien-Po (Mulan)
2183.4537Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
2283.433Lincoln Rice (Broad City)
2383.232Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2483.226Lucy Moran (Twin Peaks)
2583.2119Hoban Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)

Most pretentious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.362Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
294.221Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
394.155Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
493.552Dan Egan (Veep)
593.441Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
693.337Selina Meyer (Veep)
793.315Chuck McGill (Better Call Saul)
893.212Ari Gold (Entourage)
993.226Commodus (Gladiator)
1093.272Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice)
1193.127Carol 'Mom' Miller (Futurama)
1293.014Hiram Lodge (Riverdale)
1392.815Malory Archer (Archer)
1492.719Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
1592.710Jamie Dutton (Yellowstone)
1692.618Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
1792.414Logan Roy (Succession)
1891.918General Hux (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
1991.763Homelander (The Boys)
2091.310The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager)
2191.355King George III (Hamilton)
2291.132Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
2391.131Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network)
2490.614Cahir (The Witcher)
2590.569Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

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 unassuming<--->pretentious when aggregated at the character level.

  1. grateful (not entitled) (r=0.81)
  2. humble (not arrogant) (r=0.8)
  3. accepting (not judgemental) (r=0.77)
  4. demure (not vain) (r=0.77)
  5. cooperative (not competitive) (r=0.74)
  6. kind (not cruel) (r=0.73)
  7. altruistic (not selfish) (r=0.72)
  8. supportive (not catty) (r=0.72)
  9. equitable (not hypocritical) (r=0.72)
  10. warm (not quarrelsome) (r=0.71)


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