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

Most realistic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.18Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
294.76Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
394.147Alex Dunphy (Modern Family)
493.79Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
593.384Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
692.913Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
792.863Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls)
892.78Abe Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
992.475Red Forman (That 70's Show)
1092.439Temperance Brennan (Bones)
1191.835Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
1291.513Leo McGarry (The West Wing)
1391.162George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
1491.1156Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1590.8144Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
1690.418Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
1790.219Kerry Weaver (ER)
1889.740Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
1989.415Thomas Matthews (Dexter)
2089.225Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
2189.156Jay Pritchett (Modern Family)
2289.120Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
2389.023Elsie Carson (Downton Abbey)
2488.910Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
2588.817Lester Freamon (The Wire)

Most fantastical characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.726SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
294.545Lorna Morello (Orange is the New Black)
394.184Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
493.623Lily Iglehart (Sex Education)
593.541Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
693.382Brittany Pierce (Glee)
793.227Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
892.5243Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
992.530Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
1092.234Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
1192.167Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1291.869Michael Scott (The Office)
1391.8138Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1491.8177Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
1591.725Connor Roy (Succession)
1691.139Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
1791.071Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
1890.8113Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
1990.828Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
2090.8398Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
2190.635Shawn Spencer (Psych)
2290.544Craig Pelton (Community)
2390.391Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
2490.0335Olaf (Frozen)
2589.971Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

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 realistic<--->fantastical when aggregated at the character level.

  1. grounded (not fantasy-prone) (r=0.86)
  2. rational (not whimsical) (r=0.85)
  3. down2earth (not head@clouds) (r=0.85)
  4. practical (not imaginative) (r=0.83)
  5. realist (not idealist) (r=0.81)
  6. no-nonsense (not dramatic) (r=0.77)
  7. concrete (not abstract) (r=0.73)
  8. factual (not exaggerating) (r=0.72)
  9. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.7)
  10. factual (not poetic) (r=0.69)


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