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Most on-time or tardy 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 "on-time" to "tardy". 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 "on-time" is the same as 100/100 for "tardy". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most on-time characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.814Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
298.724Dina Fox (Superstore)
397.6107Dwight Schrute (The Office)
497.158Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
597.099Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
696.8179Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
796.735Liberty Van Zandt (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
896.4185Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
996.421Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
1096.256Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1196.0143Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
1295.528Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
1395.421Gary Walsh (Veep)
1495.169George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
1595.172Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
1695.182Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1795.026Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
1894.833Burton Guster (Psych)
1994.764Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
2094.712Nick Throop (Ginny & Georgia)
2194.624Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives)
2294.5124Aaron Hotchner (Criminal Minds)
2394.54Chakotay (Star Trek: Voyager)
2494.451Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
2594.420Dembe Zuma (The Blacklist)

Most tardy characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.7145Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
294.135Shawn Spencer (Psych)
393.614Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
493.069Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
592.043Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
691.427Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
791.370Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
891.122Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
990.933Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1090.864Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1190.7133Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
1290.658Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
1390.6153Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1490.518Jessa Johansson (Girls)
1590.439Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
1690.320Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1789.7174Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1889.513Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
1989.4106John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
2089.3141Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place)
2189.3116Noah Puckerman (Glee)
2289.339Reese Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
2389.1233Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
2488.932Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
2588.987Steven Hyde (That 70's Show)

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 on-time<--->tardy when aggregated at the character level.

  1. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.87)
  2. neat (not messy) (r=0.87)
  3. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.86)
  4. studious (not goof-off) (r=0.84)
  5. scheduled (not spontaneous) (r=0.83)
  6. OCD (not ADHD) (r=0.83)
  7. workaholic (not slacker) (r=0.81)
  8. valedictorian (not drop out) (r=0.79)
  9. deliberate (not spontaneous) (r=0.79)
  10. straight edge (not junkie) (r=0.78)


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