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

Most impulsive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.842Clementine Kruczynski (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
296.7263Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
396.5133Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
496.421Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
596.216Sterling Archer (Archer)
695.8605Michael Scott (The Office)
795.727Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
895.715David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
995.437Jessa Johansson (Girls)
1095.1467Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1195.0101Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1294.6490Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
1394.6444Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
1494.553Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1594.429Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1694.2110Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1794.246Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1894.119Commodus (Gladiator)
1994.1159Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
2094.0425Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
2194.023Shawn Spencer (Psych)
2293.8173Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
2393.8140Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
2493.829Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
2593.3328Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Most cautious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.218Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
294.01023C-3PO (Star Wars)
393.2153Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
492.713Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
591.7301Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
689.931Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
789.840Dr. Adrian Mallory (Space Force)
889.153Columbus (Zombieland)
988.839El Profesor (Money Heist)
1088.630Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
1188.522Watari (Death Note)
1288.3310Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1388.1166Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1488.021Burton Guster (Psych)
1587.916Scorpius (Farscape)
1687.9482Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1787.8364Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
1887.526Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1987.4382Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
2087.4439Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
2187.3376Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
2287.3286Varys (Game of Thrones)
2386.522Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
2486.512Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
2586.416Leslie Higgins (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 impulsive<--->cautious when aggregated at the character level.

  1. chaotic (not orderly) (r=0.86)
  2. instinctual (not reasoned) (r=0.85)
  3. spontaneous (not scheduled) (r=0.82)
  4. scandalous (not proper) (r=0.8)
  5. spontaneous (not deliberate) (r=0.78)
  6. tardy (not on-time) (r=0.77)
  7. wild (not tame) (r=0.77)
  8. indulgent (not sober) (r=0.76)
  9. bold (not serious) (r=0.76)
  10. juvenile (not mature) (r=0.76)


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