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

Most empath characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.199Deanna Troi (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
295.910Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
395.8111Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
494.6114Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
594.07Buck Vu (The OA)
693.511Kes (Star Trek: Voyager)
793.0110Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
892.954Angela Montenegro (Bones)
992.359Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
1092.130Padme Amidala (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1191.989Eliza Hamilton (Hamilton)
1291.628Rod Williams (Get Out)
1391.5161Chien-Po (Mulan)
1491.544Glenn Rhee (The Walking Dead)
1591.531Kala Dandekar (Sense8)
1691.436Elisa Esposito (The Shape of Water)
1791.316Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
1891.343Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1991.314Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
2091.241Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
2191.1100Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
2290.932Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
2390.842Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
2490.8111Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
2590.781Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Most psychopath characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.538Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
298.275Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
397.944Rose Armitage (Get Out)
497.168Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
597.08Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
696.844Homelander (The Boys)
796.625Red John (The Mentalist)
896.56Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
996.139Dean Armitage (Get Out)
1095.3118Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1195.241Major Arnold Toht (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
1295.122Light Yagami (Death Note)
1394.936Father Faustus Blackwood (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
1494.971Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
1594.825Darlene Snell (Ozark)
1694.767Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
1794.442Paul Spector (The Fall)
1894.080Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1993.976Eric Cartman (South Park)
2093.935Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
2193.932Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
2293.8179Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
2393.7127Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2493.460Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
2593.478Dr. Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)

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 empath<--->psychopath when aggregated at the character level.

  1. nurturing (not poisonous) (r=0.92)
  2. kind (not cruel) (r=0.92)
  3. angelic (not demonic) (r=0.92)
  4. 😇 (not 😈) (r=0.88)
  5. wholesome (not salacious) (r=0.88)
  6. soulful (not soulless) (r=0.88)
  7. not genocidal (not genocidal) (r=0.88)
  8. altruistic (not selfish) (r=0.87)
  9. heroic (not villainous) (r=0.87)
  10. reassuring (not fearmongering) (r=0.86)


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