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Most masochistic or pain-avoidant 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 "masochistic" to "pain-avoidant". 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 "masochistic" is the same as 100/100 for "pain-avoidant". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most masochistic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.418Jimmy McNulty (The Wire)
291.110Amos Burton (The Expanse)
389.716Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
489.68Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
589.438Stormfront (The Boys)
688.820Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
788.611Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
888.513Hiram Lodge (Riverdale)
987.237Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1087.114Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
1186.817Pamela Poovey (Archer)
1286.664Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
1385.067Marla Singer (Fight Club)
1484.945The Joker (The Dark Knight)
1584.920Paul Spector (The Fall)
1684.865Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
1784.4102Worf (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1884.237Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1983.939Billy Butcher (The Boys)
2083.632Scorpius (Farscape)
2183.420Kylo Ren (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
2283.438Kenny McCormick (South Park)
2383.115Jacob Snell (Ozark)
2483.062Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan)
2582.451Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (Prison Break)

Most pain-avoidant characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.528Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
285.415Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
385.323Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
484.010Ducky (The Land Before Time)
583.113Neelix (Star Trek: Voyager)
683.18Curtis Holt (Arrow)
783.09Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
881.813Lambert (Alien)
981.425Pop Tate (Riverdale)
1080.840Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)
1180.76Jackie (Yellowjackets)
1280.616Mozzie (White Collar)
1380.4146Rex (Toy Story)
1480.412Matt Braden (After Life)
1580.2122Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
1680.217Chris Washington (Get Out)
1780.084Doc (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
1880.032Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (LOST)
1979.831Quark (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2079.7273Chien-Po (Mulan)
2179.5131The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
2279.142Kelly Erin Hannon (The Office)
2379.0128C-3PO (Star Wars)
2478.721Dorota Kishlovsky (Gossip Girl)
2578.427Lucius Fox (Gotham)

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 masochistic<--->pain-avoidant when aggregated at the character level.

  1. hunter (not gatherer) (r=0.65)
  2. ferocious (not pacifist) (r=0.64)
  3. vengeful (not forgiving) (r=0.62)
  4. extreme (not moderate) (r=0.61)
  5. haunted (not blissful) (r=0.61)
  6. intense (not lighthearted) (r=0.61)
  7. 🦇 (not 🐿) (r=0.6)
  8. 😈 (not 😇) (r=0.59)
  9. demonic (not angelic) (r=0.59)
  10. 💀 (not 🎃) (r=0.59)


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