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

Most perceptive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.037Shawn Spencer (Psych)
298.56Frank Reagan (Blue Bloods)
397.544Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
497.217Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
597.232Maeve Millay (Westworld)
697.019Kaz Brekker (Shadow and Bone)
796.917Rust Cohle (True Detective)
896.522Lester Freamon (The Wire)
996.428Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
1096.399Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1196.346Olivia Pope (Scandal)
1296.282Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
1395.9144Dr. Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)
1495.616Omar Little (The Wire)
1595.563Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
1695.344Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
1795.227Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
1895.213Mabel Mora (Only Murders in the Building)
1995.116Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
2095.040Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2194.977Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
2294.822Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1)
2394.738Donna Paulsen (Suits)
2494.461Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
2594.433Elim Garak (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Most unobservant characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.337Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
289.136Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
388.669Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
488.022Jules Louden (The Cabin in the Woods)
587.438Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
685.848Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
785.76Duke Orsino (Twelfth Night)
884.741Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
984.411Lenny (After Life)
1084.324Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1183.835Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
1283.753Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1383.633George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
1483.432Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
1583.155Midge Pinciotti (That 70's Show)
1682.714Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1782.727Cyndee Pokorny (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1882.637Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1982.630Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
2082.569Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
2182.513Connie Springer (Attack on Titan)
2281.868Kevin Malone (The Office)
2381.519Connor Roy (Succession)
2481.462Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
2581.134Choi Yeon-gyo (Parasite)

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 perceptive<--->unobservant when aggregated at the character level.

  1. genius (not dunce) (r=0.86)
  2. alert (not oblivious) (r=0.85)
  3. high IQ (not low IQ) (r=0.84)
  4. knowledgeable (not ignorant) (r=0.84)
  5. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.84)
  6. wise (not foolish) (r=0.81)
  7. all-seeing (not blind) (r=0.78)
  8. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.78)
  9. accurate (not off target) (r=0.76)
  10. pro (not noob) (r=0.72)


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