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

Most formal characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.134Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
293.042Javert (Les Misérables)
392.725Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
492.244Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
591.837Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
691.819Michael Groff (Sex Education)
791.710Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
891.2538Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
991.231Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1090.637Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
1190.418Inspector Kido (The Man in the High Castle)
1289.933Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives)
1389.7276Eleanor Sung-Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
1489.5325Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock)
1589.3265Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
1689.19Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
1788.9126Agent Smith (The Matrix)
1888.829Chuck McGill (Better Call Saul)
1988.728Howard Hamlin (Better Call Saul)
2088.432Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
2188.224Terry Benedict (Ocean's 11)
2288.284The Operative (Firefly + Serenity)
2388.173Ashley Barrett (The Boys)
2488.110Abe Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
2588.0100Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)

Most intimate characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.45Jonathan 'Gabe' Gabriel (Penny Arcade)
289.626Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
388.912Chiana (Farscape)
487.997Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
587.429Misa Amane (Death Note)
687.212Pamela Poovey (Archer)
786.848Clementine Kruczynski (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
886.814Julia (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
986.727Eric Effiong (Sex Education)
1086.425Shawn Spencer (Psych)
1186.022Powder (Arcane)
1285.820Clementine Pennyfeather (Westworld)
1384.9312Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
1484.738Amanita Caplan (Sense8)
1584.663Fleabag (Fleabag)
1684.490Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1784.370Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1884.342Johnny (The Room)
1984.030Bobby Briggs (Twin Peaks)
2084.021Jesse (Before Sunrise)
2183.939Hannah Horvath (Girls)
2283.916Lisa Johnson (After Life)
2383.834Lillian Kaushtupper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2483.726Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
2583.79Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)

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 formal<--->intimate when aggregated at the character level.

  1. scheduled (not spontaneous) (r=0.81)
  2. deliberate (not spontaneous) (r=0.8)
  3. tight (not loose) (r=0.79)
  4. methodical (not astonishing) (r=0.76)
  5. OCD (not ADHD) (r=0.75)
  6. strict (not lenient) (r=0.74)
  7. serious (not playful) (r=0.74)
  8. serious (not bold) (r=0.74)
  9. corporate (not freelance) (r=0.74)
  10. dry (not moist) (r=0.71)


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