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

Most dominant characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.45Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
298.228Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
397.767Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
497.386the Alien (Alien)
597.212Logan Roy (Succession)
697.227Sharpay Evans (High School Musical)
797.1500Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
897.135Christian Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey)
997.044Billy Butcher (The Boys)
1096.841Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
1196.621Ramona Vega (Hustlers)
1296.5593Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1396.376Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
1496.318Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)
1596.119Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
1696.036Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
1795.916Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1895.817Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
1995.7662Thanos (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
2095.617Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
2195.5360Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
2295.5100The Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
2395.5724Regina George (Mean Girls)
2495.3343Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2595.3290Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)

Most submissive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.037Gary Walsh (Veep)
294.921Anastasia Steele (Fifty Shades of Grey)
394.874Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
494.8431Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
594.569Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
694.480George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
794.242Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
894.133Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
993.213Petrie (The Land Before Time)
1093.2403Waylon Smithers (The Simpsons)
1193.1200Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1293.026Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
1392.964Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
1492.6307Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1591.9131Alan Harper (Two and Half Men)
1691.5136Alfredo Linguini (Ratatouille)
1790.4409Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
1890.3174Morty Smith (Rick and Morty)
1990.216Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
2089.6986C-3PO (Star Wars)
2189.515Darryl Whitefeather (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
2289.030Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
2389.022Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
2488.9488Raj Koothrappali (The Big Bang Theory)
2588.828Kif Kroker (Futurama)

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 dominant<--->submissive when aggregated at the character level.

  1. alpha (not beta) (r=0.93)
  2. assertive (not passive) (r=0.91)
  3. bossy (not meek) (r=0.9)
  4. decisive (not hesitant) (r=0.85)
  5. armoured (not vulnerable) (r=0.85)
  6. hard (not soft) (r=0.83)
  7. hard (not soft) (r=0.83)
  8. demanding (not unchallenging) (r=0.8)
  9. captain (not first-mate) (r=0.79)
  10. hunter (not gatherer) (r=0.79)


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