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

Most cheery characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.910Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
295.870Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
395.5162Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
495.31091Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
594.835Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
694.4419Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
793.742Charlie Morningstar (Hazbin Hotel)
893.418Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
993.1235Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
1093.143Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
1192.516Jesper Fahey (Shadow and Bone)
1292.482Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
1392.318Kathy Selden (Singin' in the Rain)
1491.8559Kelly Erin Hannon (The Office)
1591.8418Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
1691.7164Olaf (Frozen)
1791.767Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
1891.4274Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1991.328Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2091.358Hilda Spellman (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
2191.037Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2291.014Janine Teagues (Abbott Elementary)
2390.91234Joey Tribbiani (Friends)
2490.81324Pumbaa (The Lion King)
2590.651Jess Day (New Girl)

Most sorrowful characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.827Javert (Les Misérables)
293.417Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
393.210Cahir (The Witcher)
493.0359Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
592.977Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
692.829Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
792.816Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
892.722Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
992.629Prince Hamlet (Hamlet)
1092.538Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
1192.416Silco (Arcane)
1291.819Kylo Ren (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
1391.324Michael Groff (Sex Education)
1491.3961Darth Vader (Star Wars)
1591.1362Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter)
1690.4288Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones)
1789.9276Rust Cohle (True Detective)
1889.7177Vicious (Cowboy Bebop)
1989.6494Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2089.613Baylan Skoll (Ahsoka)
2189.3251Man in Black (Westworld)
2288.832Jeremy Armitage (Get Out)
2388.531Fantine (Les Misérables)
2488.5127Chef Skinner (Ratatouille)
2588.39Philip Jennings (The Americans)

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 cheery<--->sorrowful when aggregated at the character level.

  1. happy (not sad) (r=0.91)
  2. sunny (not gloomy) (r=0.91)
  3. joyful (not miserable) (r=0.9)
  4. blissful (not haunted) (r=0.84)
  5. cheery (not grumpy) (r=0.82)
  6. 😀 (not 😭) (r=0.81)
  7. bright (not depressed) (r=0.81)
  8. open (not guarded) (r=0.8)
  9. bubbly (not flat) (r=0.78)
  10. euphoric (not resentful) (r=0.77)


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