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

Most abstract characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.713Ruby Tiffany Sparks (Ruby Sparks)
290.7125Crazy Eyes (Orange is the New Black)
390.4561Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
490.485Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
590.1137Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
689.443Lily Iglehart (Sex Education)
789.416Powder (Arcane)
889.437Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
988.967Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1088.930Floki (Vikings)
1188.965Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
1288.0106Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1387.831Marty Mikalski (The Cabin in the Woods)
1487.724Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
1587.5199Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
1687.438Lillian Kaushtupper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1787.490The Joker (The Dark Knight)
1887.4166Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
1987.054Alan (The Hangover)
2087.043Clementine Kruczynski (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
2186.855Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
2286.721Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2386.667Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
2486.446Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
2585.916Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)

Most concrete characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.97John Dutton (Yellowstone)
293.110Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
391.67O'Brien (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
491.5230Red Forman (That 70's Show)
590.527Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
690.319George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
789.86Amos Burton (The Expanse)
889.449Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
989.3266Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
1088.822Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
1188.740Javert (Les Misérables)
1288.760Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1388.013Donald Ressler (The Blacklist)
1487.916Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
1587.813Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
1687.511Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
1787.117Mace Windu (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1887.126Thomas Matthews (Dexter)
1986.719Dennis 'Cutty' Wise (The Wire)
2086.620Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
2186.65Emma (After Life)
2286.225Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
2386.19Kira Nerys (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2486.056Byron Hadley (The Shawshank Redemption)
2586.026Lieutenant Schrank (West Side Story)

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 abstract<--->concrete when aggregated at the character level.

  1. imaginative (not practical) (r=0.85)
  2. circular (not linear) (r=0.76)
  3. whimsical (not rational) (r=0.74)
  4. creative (not conventional) (r=0.74)
  5. fantastical (not realistic) (r=0.73)
  6. poetic (not factual) (r=0.7)
  7. metaphorical (not literal) (r=0.69)
  8. loose (not tight) (r=0.68)
  9. quirky (not predictable) (r=0.68)
  10. spontaneous (not deliberate) (r=0.68)


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