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Most slow-talking or fast-talking 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 "slow-talking" to "fast-talking". 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 "slow-talking" is the same as 100/100 for "fast-talking". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most slow-talking characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.517Spike (The Land Before Time)
291.880'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
391.4183Mamá Coco (Coco)
489.813Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
589.022Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
688.953Kevin Malone (The Office)
787.562Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
887.469Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
987.448Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1087.212Perrin Aybara (Wheel of Time)
1186.623Adam Groff (Sex Education)
1286.325Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1386.284Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1486.120Oh Il-nam (Squid Game)
1586.128Flynn White (Breaking Bad)
1685.625Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1785.441Brandon Stark (Game of Thrones)
1885.17Lloyd (Yellowstone)
1984.77Lenny (After Life)
2083.646Stanley Hudson (The Office)
2183.383Black Noir (The Boys)
2282.934Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
2382.6112Johnny (The Room)
2482.562Brooks Hatlen (The Shawshank Redemption)
2582.439Man in Black (Westworld)

Most fast-talking characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.45Jonathan 'Gabe' Gabriel (Penny Arcade)
296.931Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
395.752Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
495.348Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
595.041Abby Sciuto (NCIS)
694.957Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
794.597Rachel Berry (Glee)
894.311Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
993.858Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)
1093.722SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1193.6128Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
1293.513C. J. Cregg (The West Wing)
1393.350Elliot Reid (Scrubs)
1492.6109Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
1592.522Dashiell Parr (The Incredibles)
1692.4412Donkey (Shrek)
1792.4106Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
1891.6104Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
1991.519Ari Gold (Entourage)
2091.5347Mushu (Mulan)
2191.333Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
2291.246F. Tony Scarapiducci (Space Force)
2391.18Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
2491.168Jackie Burkhart (That 70's Show)
2591.024Jesper Fahey (Shadow and Bone)

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 slow-talking<--->fast-talking when aggregated at the character level.

  1. monotone (not expressive) (r=0.64)
  2. reserved (not chatty) (r=0.64)
  3. stoic (not expressive) (r=0.63)
  4. quiet (not loud) (r=0.63)
  5. subdued (not exuberant) (r=0.6)
  6. sleepy (not frenzied) (r=0.56)
  7. still (not twitchy) (r=0.56)
  8. 🤐 (not 😜) (r=0.55)
  9. introvert (not extrovert) (r=0.52)
  10. private (not gregarious) (r=0.5)


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