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

Most folksy characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.85Lloyd (Yellowstone)
293.326Jimmy Hurdstrom (Yellowstone)
391.4113Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
490.356Lucy Moran (Twin Peaks)
590.119SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
689.418Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
789.2106Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
888.720Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
988.6110Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
1088.353Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
1188.032Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)
1288.065Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1387.811Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
1487.736Little John (Robin Hood)
1587.624Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
1687.614Neelix (Star Trek: Voyager)
1787.356Pete Martell (Twin Peaks)
1887.29Amos Burton (The Expanse)
1987.024Stan Rizzo (Mad Men)
2086.818Lenny (After Life)
2186.741Merry Brandybuck (Lord of the Rings)
2286.510Claire Colburn (Elizabethtown)
2386.129Daisy Mason (Downton Abbey)
2486.046Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
2585.954Alan (The Hangover)

Most presidential characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.025Shiv Roy (Succession)
294.813Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
394.640Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
493.3105Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
592.522Liberty Van Zandt (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
692.532M (Tommorrow Never Dies)
792.2103Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
891.6152Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
991.411Mel Medarda (Arcane)
1091.225Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
1191.219Rebecca Welton (Ted Lasso)
1291.125Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
1391.035Harvey Specter (Suits)
1491.026Patty Hewes (Damages)
1590.449Alex Dunphy (Modern Family)
1690.221Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
1789.963Petra Solano (Jane the Virgin)
1889.629Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
1989.287Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
2089.1193Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives)
2188.758Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)
2288.721Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
2388.530Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
2488.549Jessica Pearson (Suits)
2588.545Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice)

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 folksy<--->presidential when aggregated at the character level.

  1. lowbrow (not highbrow) (r=0.74)
  2. unpolished (not eloquent) (r=0.71)
  3. random (not pointed) (r=0.7)
  4. intimate (not formal) (r=0.68)
  5. lenient (not strict) (r=0.68)
  6. poor (not rich) (r=0.67)
  7. clumsy (not coordinated) (r=0.66)
  8. chivalrous (not businesslike) (r=0.66)
  9. sloppy (not fussy) (r=0.65)
  10. underachiever (not overachiever) (r=0.64)


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