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

Most deep characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.411Carmen Berzatto (The Bear)
294.2268Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
392.47Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
492.3128Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
592.038Lester Freamon (The Wire)
691.627Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
791.032Dr. Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)
890.8132Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
990.4114William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (This Is Us)
1090.316Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (The Last of the Mohicans)
1190.29Prairie Johnson (The OA)
1290.2112Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
1390.170Morpheus (The Matrix)
1489.928Emma Morley (One Day)
1589.9122Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1689.723Céline (Before Sunrise)
1789.513Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
1889.528Rust Cohle (True Detective)
1989.498Olivia Benson (Law & Order: SVU)
2089.325Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
2189.321Riley Blue (Sense8)
2288.946Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
2388.919Inej Ghafa (Shadow and Bone)
2488.793Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
2588.720Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)

Most shallow characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.630Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
293.1124Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
392.932Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
492.110Jamie Dutton (Yellowstone)
591.552Eric Cartman (South Park)
691.2134Lisa (The Room)
790.431Dan Egan (Veep)
890.483Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
990.416Sterling Archer (Archer)
1090.349King George III (Hamilton)
1190.176Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
1290.0144Ernesto de la Cruz (Coco)
1390.0247Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
1489.374George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
1588.4167Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
1688.4100Prince John (Robin Hood)
1788.226Jonah Ryan (Veep)
1888.1169Hans (Frozen)
1987.830Dee Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2087.560Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
2187.5221Tom Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)
2287.537Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
2387.483Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
2487.255Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
2587.111Ethan 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 deep<--->shallow when aggregated at the character level.

  1. introspective (not not introspective) (r=0.83)
  2. meaningful (not pointless) (r=0.78)
  3. inspiring (not cringeworthy) (r=0.78)
  4. knowledgeable (not ignorant) (r=0.75)
  5. attentive (not interrupting) (r=0.72)
  6. legit (not scrub) (r=0.72)
  7. equitable (not hypocritical) (r=0.72)
  8. wise (not foolish) (r=0.71)
  9. confidential (not gossiping) (r=0.71)
  10. treasure (not trash) (r=0.7)


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