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

Most traumatized characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.015Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
296.019Powder (Arcane)
395.97Kevin Rayburn (Bloodline)
495.750Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
595.663Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
695.312Rust Cohle (True Detective)
794.237Fantine (Les Misérables)
894.128Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
993.148Will Graham (Hannibal)
1092.97Tony Johnson (After Life)
1192.636Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
1292.530Ophelia (Hamlet)
1392.247Huck (Scandal)
1492.124Kylo Ren (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
1592.153Joe Goldberg (You)
1692.021Asuka Langly Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
1792.038Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1892.055Abigail Hobbs (Hannibal)
1991.937Billy Butcher (The Boys)
2091.971Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
2191.549Arthur Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
2291.270Will Byers (Stranger Things)
2391.274Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan)
2491.153Leland Palmer (Twin Peaks)
2591.037Dom Cobb (Inception)

Most flourishing characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
189.741Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
287.431Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
386.219Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
485.624Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls)
584.958Rarity (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
684.417Elizabeth Burke (White Collar)
784.115Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
884.0118Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
983.639Donna Meagle (Parks and Recreation)
1082.219Sloane Peterson (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1181.323Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1281.218Amanita Caplan (Sense8)
1381.09Joey Lucas (The West Wing)
1480.547Beth Pearson (This Is Us)
1580.317Sam Seaborn (The West Wing)
1680.3157Olaf (Frozen)
1780.042Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
1879.837Martha Rodgers (Castle)
1979.551Ash Ketchum (Pokémon)
2079.114Lisa Johnson (After Life)
2178.719Sailor Jupiter (Sailor Moon)
2278.638Professor Oak (Pokémon)
2378.5174Bo Peep (Toy Story)
2478.522Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
2577.845Ed (Cowboy Bebop)

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 traumatized<--->flourishing when aggregated at the character level.

  1. depressed (not bright) (r=0.8)
  2. sad (not happy) (r=0.78)
  3. haunted (not blissful) (r=0.73)
  4. miserable (not joyful) (r=0.71)
  5. 😭 (not 😀) (r=0.71)
  6. sorrowful (not cheery) (r=0.69)
  7. unlucky (not fortunate) (r=0.65)
  8. gloomy (not sunny) (r=0.63)
  9. self-destructive (not self-improving) (r=0.6)
  10. lost (not enlightened) (r=0.59)


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