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

Most diligent characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.624Olivia Pope (Scandal)
298.215Inspector Kido (The Man in the High Castle)
397.91090Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
497.830Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
597.515Sydney Adamu (The Bear)
697.3313Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
797.1280Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
897.1347Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
997.120Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1097.029Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1196.828Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation)
1296.718Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
1396.6287Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
1496.4128William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
1596.246Temperance Brennan (Bones)
1696.29Logan Roy (Succession)
1796.228Peter Burke (White Collar)
1896.231Kate Beckett (Castle)
1996.1295Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2096.1259Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
2196.024Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
2295.9158Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2395.9152Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
2495.8345Olivia Benson (Law & Order: SVU)
2595.8197Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Most lazy characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.9434Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
292.2442Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
390.627Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
490.2215Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
590.031Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
687.845Eric Cartman (South Park)
787.5126Jake Harper (Two and Half Men)
887.173Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
987.013Spike (The Land Before Time)
1085.725Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1185.6551Kevin Malone (The Office)
1285.637Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1385.112Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
1485.082Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1584.712Lenny (After Life)
1684.2507Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
1784.0186Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
1884.010Reese Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
1983.222Jeff Portnoy (Tropic Thunder)
2082.3105Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
2182.224Garrett McNeill (Superstore)
2281.532A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
2381.0125Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
2480.320Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
2580.3486Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)

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 diligent<--->lazy when aggregated at the character level.

  1. workaholic (not slacker) (r=0.89)
  2. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.82)
  3. overachiever (not underachiever) (r=0.8)
  4. works hard (not plays hard) (r=0.79)
  5. motivated (not unmotivated) (r=0.79)
  6. studious (not goof-off) (r=0.78)
  7. on-time (not tardy) (r=0.77)
  8. focused (not absentminded) (r=0.77)
  9. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.76)
  10. precise (not vague) (r=0.76)


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