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

Most creative characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.913Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
296.234Eric Effiong (Sex Education)
395.8365Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
495.524Lily Iglehart (Sex Education)
595.018Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
694.89Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
794.7216Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
894.61232Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
994.6375The Joker (The Dark Knight)
1093.813Powder (Arcane)
1193.629Rapunzel (Tangled)
1293.533Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1393.456Jess Day (New Girl)
1493.31216Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
1593.126Jimmy McGill (Better Call Saul)
1693.121Shawn Spencer (Psych)
1792.538Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can)
1892.516Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
1992.4419Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
2092.434Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2192.247Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls)
2292.280Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
2392.129Angela Montenegro (Bones)
2492.043Clementine Kruczynski (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
2591.926Floki (Vikings)

Most conventional characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.09Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
294.1351Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
393.0312Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
492.7465Red Forman (That 70's Show)
592.530Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
692.438Javert (Les Misérables)
792.3296Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
890.9102Principal Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
990.840Frank Burns (M*A*S*H)
1090.026Michael Groff (Sex Education)
1190.0587Angela Martin (The Office)
1289.4308Cornelius Fudge (Harry Potter)
1389.213Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1488.838Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
1588.754Byron Hadley (The Shawshank Redemption)
1688.71039James Norrington (Pirates of the Caribbean)
1788.727Lieutenant Schrank (West Side Story)
1888.535Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1988.09Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
2088.0447Principal Skinner (The Simpsons)
2187.732Brad Bellick (Prison Break)
2287.6208Walter Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
2387.130Jim Burns (The Fall)
2487.1119Cal Hockley (Titanic)
2587.091Luther Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)

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 creative<--->conventional when aggregated at the character level.

  1. open to new experinces (not uncreative) (r=0.81)
  2. unorthodox (not traditional) (r=0.8)
  3. innovative (not routine) (r=0.79)
  4. quirky (not predictable) (r=0.77)
  5. adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud) (r=0.75)
  6. hipster (not basic) (r=0.75)
  7. avant-garde (not classical) (r=0.74)
  8. abstract (not concrete) (r=0.73)
  9. imaginative (not practical) (r=0.73)
  10. freelance (not corporate) (r=0.72)


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