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

Most interrupting characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.414Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
296.893Eric Cartman (South Park)
395.187Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
494.833Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
594.539Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
693.9191Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
793.813Jonah Ryan (Veep)
893.629George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
993.571Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
1093.429Ben Chang (Community)
1193.064Michael Scott (The Office)
1292.845Prince John (Robin Hood)
1392.727Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1492.67James Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
1592.453Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
1692.247Sterling Archer (Archer)
1792.024Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
1891.333Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1991.04Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
2090.946Denny Crane (Boston Legal)
2190.716Hannah Horvath (Girls)
2290.6117Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
2390.621David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
2490.326Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
2590.2102Frank Gallagher (Shameless)

Most attentive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.114Lester Freamon (The Wire)
290.931Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
390.3126Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
490.118Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
589.922Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
689.919Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
789.712Aram Mojtabai (The Blacklist)
889.576Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
988.726Charlie Young (The West Wing)
1088.76Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
1188.0106Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
1287.896Carlisle Cullen (Twilight)
1387.653Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1487.56Buck Vu (The OA)
1587.3121Linda Martin (Lucifer)
1687.117Aimee Finecky (The Spectacular Now)
1786.992Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1886.388Esme Cullen (Twilight)
1986.210Kes (Star Trek: Voyager)
2086.217Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
2186.184Black Panther (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
2285.626Inej Ghafa (Shadow and Bone)
2385.646El Profesor (Money Heist)
2485.528Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
2585.288Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)

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 interrupting<--->attentive when aggregated at the character level.

  1. impatient (not patient) (r=0.83)
  2. ludicrous (not sensible) (r=0.81)
  3. rude (not respectful) (r=0.8)
  4. exaggerating (not factual) (r=0.77)
  5. deranged (not reasonable) (r=0.77)
  6. 🤣 (not 😊) (r=0.76)
  7. moody (not stable) (r=0.74)
  8. not introspective (not introspective) (r=0.74)
  9. vain (not demure) (r=0.74)
  10. indiscreet (not tactful) (r=0.74)


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