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

Most lost characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.418Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
292.632Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
387.710Nathan Shelley (Ted Lasso)
487.544A-Train (The Boys)
587.324Kylo Ren (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
686.854Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
786.468Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
886.442The Deep (The Boys)
986.123Commodus (Gladiator)
1086.049Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1185.8119Topper (Outer Banks)
1285.831Rue Bennett (Euphoria)
1385.734Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
1485.740Theon Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)
1585.550Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1685.414Jamie Dutton (Yellowstone)
1785.2151Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
1885.228Gary Walsh (Veep)
1985.116Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
2085.136Mike McLintock (Veep)
2185.128Sutter Keely (The Spectacular Now)
2285.028Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
2385.057Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
2484.933Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
2584.833Pierce Hawthorne (Community)

Most enlightened characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.0100Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
292.84Prairie Johnson (The OA)
391.5122Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
490.47Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
590.157Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
689.539The Oracle (The Matrix)
789.324Lester Freamon (The Wire)
889.225Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
988.830Optimus Prime (Transformers)
1088.8117Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1188.367Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1288.210Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
1388.122Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1487.818Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
1587.554Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
1687.321Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1787.328Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
1887.033Jessica Pearson (Suits)
1986.938Olenna Tyrell (Game of Thrones)
2086.670Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
2186.652Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
2286.557Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy)
2386.421Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
2486.443Donald Mallard (NCIS)
2586.221Dr. Bob Sweeney (American History X)

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 lost<--->enlightened when aggregated at the character level.

  1. foolish (not wise) (r=0.78)
  2. ignorant (not knowledgeable) (r=0.72)
  3. self-destructive (not self-improving) (r=0.72)
  4. incompetent (not competent) (r=0.71)
  5. scrub (not legit) (r=0.69)
  6. desperate (not high standards) (r=0.69)
  7. helpless (not resourceful) (r=0.68)
  8. reactive (not proactive) (r=0.68)
  9. dunce (not genius) (r=0.67)
  10. cringeworthy (not inspiring) (r=0.66)


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