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

Most resolute characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.213Mikasa Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
295.427Maximus (Gladiator)
394.332Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
494.3113Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
594.115Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
693.712Scorpius (Farscape)
793.623William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
893.626Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
993.423Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
1093.422Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
1193.226Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1293.213Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1393.152John Wick (John Wick)
1493.019Cassie Thomas (Promising Young Woman)
1592.617Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
1692.319Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1792.261Stormfront (The Boys)
1892.022Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1991.918Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
2091.911Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan)
2191.416Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2291.421Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
2391.195The Operative (Firefly + Serenity)
2490.432Temperance Brennan (Bones)
2590.421T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)

Most wavering characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
185.338Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
284.917Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
384.112Jeff Portnoy (Tropic Thunder)
483.612Greg Hirsch (Succession)
583.225Mike McLintock (Veep)
681.123Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
781.128Susan Mayer (Desperate Housewives)
881.021Nathan Shelley (Ted Lasso)
980.247Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1078.016Tom Wambsgans (Succession)
1177.250Charlie Cheswick (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1276.919A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
1376.916Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1476.941Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1576.850Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
1676.332Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1776.216Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)
1876.117Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1976.128Ryan Cooper (Promising Young Woman)
2076.022Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
2175.589Pete Hornberger (30 Rock)
2275.420Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
2374.914James Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
2474.914Matt Braden (After Life)
2574.550George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice)

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 resolute<--->wavering when aggregated at the character level.

  1. sturdy (not flimsy) (r=0.82)
  2. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.76)
  3. coordinated (not clumsy) (r=0.74)
  4. alert (not oblivious) (r=0.74)
  5. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.72)
  6. high standards (not desperate) (r=0.72)
  7. decisive (not hesitant) (r=0.72)
  8. pro (not noob) (r=0.72)
  9. focused (not absentminded) (r=0.71)
  10. persistent (not quitter) (r=0.71)


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