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

Most joyful characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.867Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
295.635Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
395.322SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
495.013Lisa Johnson (After Life)
594.9165Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
694.7181Olaf (Frozen)
794.58Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
894.118Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
993.8262Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
1093.797Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
1193.616Janine Teagues (Abbott Elementary)
1293.110Waverly Earp (Wynonna Earp)
1392.915Ducky (The Land Before Time)
1492.838Charlie Morningstar (Hazbin Hotel)
1592.771Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
1692.676Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
1792.512Jadzia Dax (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1892.226Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1992.140Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls)
2092.167Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
2191.7549Pumbaa (The Lion King)
2291.58Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
2391.369Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
2491.315Cosmo Brown (Singin' in the Rain)
2590.928Angela Montenegro (Bones)

Most miserable characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.525Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
293.4134Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
393.222Kylo Ren (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
493.010Cahir (The Witcher)
592.728Chuck McGill (Better Call Saul)
692.6539Scar (The Lion King)
792.317Reiner Braun (Attack on Titan)
892.136Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
991.6307Darth Vader (Star Wars)
1091.323Larry Harvey (American Horror Story: Season 1)
1191.114William Rawls (The Wire)
1291.198Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1391.027Man in Black (Westworld)
1490.927Roy Petty (Ozark)
1590.822Prince Hamlet (Hamlet)
1690.4173Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1790.36John Rayburn (Bloodline)
1890.227Megatron (Transformers)
1990.241Javert (Les Misérables)
2090.225Sarah O'Brien (Downton Abbey)
2189.825Michael Groff (Sex Education)
2289.818Hiram Lodge (Riverdale)
2389.8383Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
2489.756Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
2589.5154Father Faustus Blackwood (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)

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 joyful<--->miserable when aggregated at the character level.

  1. happy (not sad) (r=0.91)
  2. sunny (not gloomy) (r=0.9)
  3. cheery (not sorrowful) (r=0.9)
  4. blissful (not haunted) (r=0.85)
  5. bright (not depressed) (r=0.85)
  6. 😀 (not 😭) (r=0.84)
  7. glad (not mad) (r=0.83)
  8. euphoric (not resentful) (r=0.82)
  9. cheery (not grumpy) (r=0.82)
  10. good-humored (not angry) (r=0.82)


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