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

Most factual characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.527Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
297.886Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
395.673Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
494.5111Janet (The Good Place)
594.430Dana Scully (The X-Files)
694.314Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
794.212Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
893.853Temperance Brennan (Bones)
993.511John Dutton (Yellowstone)
1092.839Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
1192.318Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1291.596Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
1391.4115Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1490.369Samantha Carter (Stargate SG-1)
1590.131William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
1689.870George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
1789.824Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1889.56Abigail Baker (Blue Bloods)
1989.410Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
2089.041Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
2188.916Frank Reagan (Blue Bloods)
2288.819M (Tommorrow Never Dies)
2388.234Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2488.115Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
2588.012Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)

Most exaggerating characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.015Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
295.995Eric Cartman (South Park)
395.779Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
495.582Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
595.190Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
695.038Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
794.841Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
894.7132Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
994.215Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1094.037Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)
1193.919Jaskier (The Witcher)
1293.732Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1393.416F. Tony Scarapiducci (Space Force)
1493.462Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
1593.324Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
1693.138Ben Chang (Community)
1793.051Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1892.8112Rogelio De La Vega (Jane the Virgin)
1992.514Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
2092.513Maxine Baker (Ginny & Georgia)
2192.530Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
2292.533George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
2392.571Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2492.436Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
2592.435George Wickham (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 factual<--->exaggerating when aggregated at the character level.

  1. no-nonsense (not dramatic) (r=0.83)
  2. rational (not whimsical) (r=0.81)
  3. sensible (not ludicrous) (r=0.81)
  4. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.8)
  5. attentive (not interrupting) (r=0.77)
  6. confidential (not gossiping) (r=0.77)
  7. down2earth (not head@clouds) (r=0.77)
  8. wise (not foolish) (r=0.77)
  9. reasonable (not deranged) (r=0.76)
  10. works hard (not plays hard) (r=0.75)


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