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

Most tactful characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.614Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
291.322Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
390.726Robert Ford (Westworld)
490.354Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
589.114Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (The Wire)
688.927Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
788.723Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
888.714Elim Garak (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
988.724Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)
1088.294Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
1188.119Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
1288.119Elsie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1388.171Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
1488.024Cho Sang-woo (Squid Game)
1587.86John Rayburn (Bloodline)
1687.715Elizabeth Burke (White Collar)
1787.553Westley (The Princess Bride)
1887.057Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
1987.031Marty Byrde (Ozark)
2087.022El Profesor (Money Heist)
2187.032Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2287.045Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
2386.656Lady Jessica (Dune)
2486.591Inara Serra (Firefly + Serenity)
2586.532Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)

Most indiscreet characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.01Manny (The Bear)
290.6112Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
389.8114Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
489.127Jonah Ryan (Veep)
587.817Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
686.959Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
786.310Jonathan 'Gabe' Gabriel (Penny Arcade)
886.233Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
984.813Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
1084.418David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
1184.213Jaskier (The Witcher)
1284.115Roman Roy (Succession)
1384.162The Deep (The Boys)
1484.118Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
1584.045Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1683.76Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
1783.729Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1883.653George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
1983.298Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
2083.262Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
2183.135Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
2283.030Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
2382.2112Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
2482.022SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2581.817Alexander 'Tig' Trager (Sons of Anarchy)

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 tactful<--->indiscreet when aggregated at the character level.

  1. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.8)
  2. wise (not foolish) (r=0.78)
  3. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.78)
  4. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.76)
  5. factual (not exaggerating) (r=0.74)
  6. knowledgeable (not ignorant) (r=0.74)
  7. attentive (not interrupting) (r=0.74)
  8. accurate (not off target) (r=0.74)
  9. studious (not goof-off) (r=0.73)
  10. diligent (not lazy) (r=0.73)


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