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

Most intense characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.712Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
298.512Logan Roy (Succession)
398.387Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
498.128the Alien (Alien)
597.257Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
696.712Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
796.7111Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
896.416Light Yagami (Death Note)
995.319Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
1095.336Rowan Pope (Scandal)
1195.299Sue Sylvester (Glee)
1295.219Kylo Ren (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
1395.089Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1494.677Dwight Schrute (The Office)
1594.531Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1694.335Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
1794.224Carol 'Mom' Miller (Futurama)
1894.216Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
1993.822Dina Fox (Superstore)
2093.813Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
2193.743Agent Smith (The Matrix)
2293.79Jamie Dutton (Yellowstone)
2393.7182Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
2493.738Man in Black (Westworld)
2593.641Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)

Most lighthearted characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.58Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
292.312Mike Chang (Glee)
392.146Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
490.518Spike (The Land Before Time)
590.164Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
689.926Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
789.819Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
889.4104Brittany Pierce (Glee)
988.714Parker (Alien)
1088.640Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (LOST)
1187.4186Olaf (Frozen)
1287.4320Chien-Po (Mulan)
1386.986Hoban Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
1486.8101Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
1586.7146Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
1686.025Pop Tate (Riverdale)
1785.717Sam Evans (Glee)
1885.690Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
1985.3185Mamá Coco (Coco)
2084.785Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2184.5118Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2284.425Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
2384.154Merry Brandybuck (Lord of the Rings)
2484.147Jake Harper (Two and Half Men)
2583.914Greg Hirsch (Succession)

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 intense<--->lighthearted when aggregated at the character level.

  1. angry (not good-humored) (r=0.83)
  2. hard (not soft) (r=0.82)
  3. mad (not glad) (r=0.82)
  4. hard (not soft) (r=0.82)
  5. cold (not warm) (r=0.81)
  6. bitter (not sweet) (r=0.8)
  7. quarrelsome (not warm) (r=0.77)
  8. haunted (not blissful) (r=0.76)
  9. 💀 (not 🎃) (r=0.76)
  10. demanding (not unchallenging) (r=0.76)


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