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

Most alert characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.613Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
296.49Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
396.212John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
496.111Jadzia Dax (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
596.031Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
695.614Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
794.817Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
894.810Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
994.820Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1094.750Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)
1194.610Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
1294.322Lana Kane (Archer)
1394.231Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
1493.814Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)
1593.824Jack Traven (Speed)
1693.614Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1793.322Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
1892.425Maeve Millay (Westworld)
1992.457Varys (Game of Thrones)
2092.212Wallace Boden (Chicago Fire)
2192.116Philip Jennings (The Americans)
2292.181Leroy Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
2391.830the Alien (Alien)
2491.896Olivia Benson (Law & Order: SVU)
2591.881Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)

Most oblivious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.512Spike (The Land Before Time)
293.823Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
393.558Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
493.2222Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
593.1357Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
692.9115Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
792.737Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
892.6362Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
992.6202Kevin Malone (The Office)
1091.931Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1190.656Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1290.522Connor Roy (Succession)
1389.9123Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1489.927Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
1589.89Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
1689.8181Midge Pinciotti (That 70's Show)
1789.3232Brittany Pierce (Glee)
1889.220Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
1989.1202Michael Scott (The Office)
2089.19Lenny (After Life)
2188.623Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
2288.217Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
2388.168Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
2487.927Denny (The Room)
2587.88Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)

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 alert<--->oblivious when aggregated at the character level.

  1. perceptive (not unobservant) (r=0.85)
  2. coordinated (not clumsy) (r=0.8)
  3. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.8)
  4. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.79)
  5. pro (not noob) (r=0.78)
  6. genius (not dunce) (r=0.77)
  7. sturdy (not flimsy) (r=0.77)
  8. wise (not foolish) (r=0.76)
  9. high IQ (not low IQ) (r=0.75)
  10. resolute (not wavering) (r=0.74)


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