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

Most exuberant characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.1120Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
296.518Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
396.431Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
495.425Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
595.2107Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
694.847Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation)
794.323SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
893.730Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
993.712Prince Daemon Targaryen (House of the Dragon)
1093.642The Joker (The Dark Knight)
1193.436Maxwell Klinger (M*A*S*H)
1293.354Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
1393.252Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
1493.131Shawn Spencer (Psych)
1592.822Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
1692.732Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1792.517Miss Patty (Gilmore Girls)
1892.413Keeley Jones (Ted Lasso)
1991.725Ari Gold (Entourage)
2091.662Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
2191.533Craig Pelton (Community)
2291.511Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
2391.3123Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
2491.224Oliver Putnam (Only Murders in the Building)
2590.8112Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)

Most subdued characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
186.88Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
286.216Gregory Eddie (Abbott Elementary)
386.182'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
485.617Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
584.519Fern (Nomadland)
684.513Matt Braden (After Life)
783.633Felix Lutz (Westworld)
883.427Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
983.326Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
1082.215Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
1180.941Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
1280.98Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
1380.926Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1480.917Frank Vernon (Succession)
1580.621Jim Burns (The Fall)
1680.628Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
1780.550Ed Hurley (Twin Peaks)
1880.513Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
1980.429Caleb Smith (Ex Machina)
2080.323Matt Saracen (Friday Night Lights)
2180.051Niko Polastri (Killing Eve)
2279.916Nathan Shelley (Ted Lasso)
2379.822Kimball Cho (The Mentalist)
2479.831Lexi Howard (Euphoria)
2579.778Simon Tam (Firefly + Serenity)

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 exuberant<--->subdued when aggregated at the character level.

  1. loud (not quiet) (r=0.82)
  2. playful (not shy) (r=0.81)
  3. flamboyant (not modest) (r=0.8)
  4. energetic (not mellow) (r=0.78)
  5. extrovert (not introvert) (r=0.77)
  6. bold (not serious) (r=0.77)
  7. expressive (not monotone) (r=0.76)
  8. 💃 (not 🧕) (r=0.75)
  9. 😜 (not 🤐) (r=0.74)
  10. chatty (not reserved) (r=0.73)


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