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

Most persistent characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.3267Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
297.815Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
397.830the Alien (Alien)
497.622Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
597.619Yennefer (The Witcher)
697.412Jimmy McNulty (The Wire)
797.2279Mulan (Mulan)
897.221Maeve Millay (Westworld)
997.123Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
1097.016Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
1197.032T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
1296.829Ellen Ripley (Alien)
1396.756Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)
1496.729Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
1596.659Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
1696.623Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
1796.626Pete Mitchell (Top Gun: Maverick)
1896.521John McClane (Die Hard)
1996.579Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
2096.449Olivia Pope (Scandal)
2196.415Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
2296.325Henry Rearden (Atlas Shrugged)
2396.370Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)
2496.3123Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
2596.315Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen (House of the Dragon)

Most quitter characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
173.88Jeff Greene (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
273.7100Jake Harper (Two and Half Men)
372.652Nick Miller (New Girl)
472.213A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
571.5117Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
671.213Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
770.812Peter Doppler (Dark)
870.824Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
969.360Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
1068.617Jeff Portnoy (Tropic Thunder)
1168.556George Costanza (Seinfeld)
1266.934Kermit (Shameless)
1366.556Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1465.7348The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
1563.628Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1663.6192Stanley Hudson (The Office)
1763.525Mary Alice Young (Desperate Housewives)
1863.435Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
1963.328Garrett McNeill (Superstore)
2063.357George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice)
2163.2104Sam Healy (Orange is the New Black)
2262.9217Kevin Malone (The Office)
2362.623Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
2462.5117Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
2562.428Dale Harding (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)

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 persistent<--->quitter when aggregated at the character level.

  1. motivated (not unmotivated) (r=0.81)
  2. go-getter (not slugabed) (r=0.79)
  3. driven (not unambitious) (r=0.77)
  4. overachiever (not underachiever) (r=0.72)
  5. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.71)
  6. resolute (not wavering) (r=0.7)
  7. active (not slothful) (r=0.69)
  8. diligent (not lazy) (r=0.68)
  9. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.64)
  10. 🧗 (not 🛌) (r=0.63)


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