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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)
298.48Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
398.114Inspector Kido (The Man in the High Castle)
497.91090Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
597.4312Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
697.1280Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
797.1341Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
897.119Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
997.029Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1096.828Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation)
1196.6287Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
1296.517Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
1396.422Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
1496.4197Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
1596.4128William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
1696.329Optimus Prime (Transformers)
1796.29Logan Roy (Succession)
1896.245Temperance Brennan (Bones)
1996.228Peter Burke (White Collar)
2096.231Kate Beckett (Castle)
2196.1295Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2295.9158Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2395.934Sarah Connor (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
2495.8280Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2595.8343Olivia Benson (Law & Order: SVU)

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)
1285.236Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1385.082Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1484.712Lenny (After Life)
1584.2507Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
1684.0186Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
1783.222Jeff Portnoy (Tropic Thunder)
1882.3105Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1982.224Garrett McNeill (Superstore)
2081.532A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
2181.0125Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
2280.4487Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
2380.320Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
2480.334Janice Soprano (The Sopranos)
2579.9405Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)

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=0.9)
  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=0.78)
  6. studious (not goof-off) (r=0.78)
  7. on-time (not tardy) (r=0.77)
  8. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.76)
  9. precise (not vague) (r=0.76)
  10. go-getter (not slugabed) (r=0.75)


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