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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
198.3268Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
298.26Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
397.830the Alien (Alien)
497.815Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
597.614Nynaeve al'Meara (Wheel of Time)
697.518Yennefer (The Witcher)
797.420Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
897.48Francisco d'Anconia (Atlas Shrugged)
997.2277Mulan (Mulan)
1097.221Maeve Millay (Westworld)
1197.212Beowulf (Beowulf)
1297.150Westley (The Princess Bride)
1397.123Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
1497.016Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
1596.929T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
1696.829Ellen Ripley (Alien)
1796.749Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)
1896.78Henry Rearden (Atlas Shrugged)
1996.659Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
2096.623Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
2196.69Jimmy McNulty (The Wire)
2296.521John McClane (Die Hard)
2396.579Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
2496.4124Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
2596.449Olivia Pope (Scandal)

Most quitter characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
173.7100Jake Harper (Two and Half Men)
272.213A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
372.251Nick Miller (New Girl)
471.5117Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
571.213Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
670.812Peter Doppler (Dark)
770.824Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
869.360Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
968.617Jeff Portnoy (Tropic Thunder)
1068.556George Costanza (Seinfeld)
1166.934Kermit (Shameless)
1266.357Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1365.7348The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
1463.628Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1563.6192Stanley Hudson (The Office)
1663.525Mary Alice Young (Desperate Housewives)
1763.435Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
1863.328Garrett McNeill (Superstore)
1963.256George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice)
2063.2104Sam Healy (Orange is the New Black)
2162.8216Kevin Malone (The Office)
2262.681The Deep (The Boys)
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. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.72)
  5. overachiever (not underachiever) (r=0.72)
  6. resolute (not wavering) (r=0.71)
  7. active (not slothful) (r=0.7)
  8. diligent (not lazy) (r=0.68)
  9. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.64)
  10. 🧗 (not 🛌) (r=0.63)


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