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

Most poetic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.142Christian (Moulin Rouge!)
291.223Oliver Putnam (Only Murders in the Building)
390.056William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (This Is Us)
488.664Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
588.317Jaskier (The Witcher)
687.922Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
786.935Maria (West Side Story)
886.718Don Quijote (Don Quixote)
986.6150Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
1086.427Ophelia (Hamlet)
1186.355Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
1286.226Oberyn Martell (Game of Thrones)
1386.1152Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
1485.930Lorna Morello (Orange is the New Black)
1585.729Tony (West Side Story)
1685.634Princess Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina)
1785.3111Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
1885.026Misa Amane (Death Note)
1984.632Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
2084.4155Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
2184.255Romeo Montague (Romeo and Juliet)
2284.2109Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2384.254Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
2483.623Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2583.1106Johnny (The Room)

Most factual characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.841Temperance Brennan (Bones)
293.757Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
392.035T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
491.128Dina Fox (Superstore)
591.011Taissa (Yellowjackets)
689.7169Janet (The Good Place)
789.613Amos Burton (The Expanse)
889.417Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
989.313Erin Reagan (Blue Bloods)
1089.08Clinton Jones (White Collar)
1188.915Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
1288.671Dwight Schrute (The Office)
1388.629Marty Byrde (Ozark)
1488.485Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1588.344Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network)
1688.264Red Forman (That 70's Show)
1788.165Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
1888.111Huyang (Ahsoka)
1988.020Henry Rearden (Atlas Shrugged)
2087.7280Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
2187.780Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy)
2287.741Cho Sang-woo (Squid Game)
2387.77Danny Reagan (Blue Bloods)
2487.633Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
2587.513Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)

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 poetic<--->factual when aggregated at the character level.

  1. artistic (not scientific) (r=0.75)
  2. imaginative (not practical) (r=0.74)
  3. metaphorical (not literal) (r=0.71)
  4. abstract (not concrete) (r=0.7)
  5. fantastical (not realistic) (r=0.69)
  6. whimsical (not rational) (r=0.68)
  7. idealist (not realist) (r=0.67)
  8. literary (not mathematical) (r=0.66)
  9. spiritual (not skeptical) (r=0.64)
  10. feeler (not thinker) (r=0.63)


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