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

Most high standards characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.25Henry Rearden (Atlas Shrugged)
295.7114Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
394.4212Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
494.0179Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
593.958Leroy Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
693.77Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
793.470Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
893.314Robert Ford (Westworld)
992.99Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
1092.715M (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1192.671Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
1292.39Erin Reagan (Blue Bloods)
1391.956Temperance Brennan (Bones)
1491.9114Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
1591.896Red Forman (That 70's Show)
1691.658Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1791.415Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1891.213Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
1991.176Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
2091.111Patty Hewes (Damages)
2190.7135Kat Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
2290.657Harvey Specter (Suits)
2390.517Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2490.513Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
2590.476Eleanor Sung-Young (Crazy Rich Asians)

Most desperate characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.563Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
295.410Misty (Yellowjackets)
394.071Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
493.821Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
593.125Mike McLintock (Veep)
692.9121Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
792.649The Deep (The Boys)
892.063Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
991.426Han Mi-nyeo (Squid Game)
1091.320David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
1190.545Ben Chang (Community)
1290.226Greg Hirsch (Succession)
1388.665Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)
1488.336Theon Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)
1588.025Jonah Ryan (Veep)
1687.840Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
1787.560Moe Szyslak (The Simpsons)
1887.588Meredith Palmer (The Office)
1987.426Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
2087.447Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
2187.19Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
2286.530Cyril Figgis (Archer)
2386.314Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (The Wire)
2486.198Dee Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2586.120Jimmy Hurdstrom (Yellowstone)

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 high standards<--->desperate when aggregated at the character level.

  1. coordinated (not clumsy) (r=0.75)
  2. wise (not foolish) (r=0.73)
  3. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.73)
  4. resolute (not wavering) (r=0.72)
  5. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.71)
  6. sturdy (not flimsy) (r=0.71)
  7. pro (not noob) (r=0.69)
  8. prestigious (not disreputable) (r=0.69)
  9. rhythmic (not stuttering) (r=0.69)
  10. enlightened (not lost) (r=0.69)


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