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Most wise or foolish characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 1,750 characters on a 100 point scale from "wise" to "foolish". 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 "wise" is the same as 100/100 for "foolish". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most wise characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.622Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
296.625Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
395.424Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
495.319Lagertha (Vikings)
595.2608Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
694.933Optimus Prime (Transformers)
794.717Dembe Zuma (The Blacklist)
894.0413Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
994.0105Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1093.5359Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
1193.4554Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
1292.819Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
1392.78Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1492.5367Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
1592.347El Profesor (Money Heist)
1692.151Professor X (X-Men)
1791.9447The Oracle (The Matrix)
1891.8338Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1991.819Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
2091.6214Carlisle Cullen (Twilight)
2191.417Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
2291.469Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
2391.3123Donald Mallard (NCIS)
2491.326Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2591.224Joan Watson (Elementary)

Most foolish characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.1260Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
293.4491Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
392.7105Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
492.4370Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
592.387George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
691.8500Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
791.332Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
890.840Jonah Ryan (Veep)
990.668The Deep (The Boys)
1090.188Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
1189.838Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
1289.891Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
1389.429Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1489.3213Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1589.314Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
1689.018David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
1788.9161Prince John (Robin Hood)
1888.634Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
1988.650Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
2088.416Connor Roy (Succession)
2188.3223Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
2288.2720Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
2388.275Denny (The Room)
2488.045Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
2587.9833Sid Phillips (Toy 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 wise<--->foolish when aggregated at the character level.

  1. knowledgeable (not ignorant) (r=0.88)
  2. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.87)
  3. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.84)
  4. genius (not dunce) (r=0.83)
  5. perceptive (not unobservant) (r=0.81)
  6. high IQ (not low IQ) (r=0.79)
  7. tactful (not indiscreet) (r=0.79)
  8. enlightened (not lost) (r=0.78)
  9. sage (not whippersnapper) (r=0.77)
  10. factual (not exaggerating) (r=0.77)

Notes

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