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

Most common sense characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
186.429Beryl Patmore (Downton Abbey)
283.338Stanley Hudson (The Office)
383.08Lloyd (Yellowstone)
482.99Chuny Marquez (ER)
582.817Anna Bates (Downton Abbey)
681.919Mammy (Gone With the Wind)
780.712Vander (Arcane)
880.313Ka D'Argo (Farscape)
979.246Berta (Two and Half Men)
1078.815Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
1178.330Garrett McNeill (Superstore)
1277.817Lincoln Burrows (Prison Break)
1377.514Charlie Pace (LOST)
1477.414Darrell C. Powers (Band of Brothers)
1577.225Elsie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1677.215Melanie Hamilton (Gone With the Wind)
1776.859Seeley Booth (Bones)
1876.717Fernando Sucre (Prison Break)
1976.447Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
2076.417Marty Hart (True Detective)
2176.249Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
2276.154Stevie Budd (Schitt's Creek)
2376.06Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
2475.821Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1)
2575.819Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (The Sopranos)

Most analysis characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.632Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
295.39Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
394.181Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
493.835Abed Nadir (Community)
593.757Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
692.721L (Death Note)
792.617Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
892.424Light Yagami (Death Note)
992.330T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
1092.111Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
1192.044Joe Goldberg (You)
1290.924Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
1390.832El Profesor (Money Heist)
1490.2112Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
1589.941Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
1689.157Temperance Brennan (Bones)
1788.619Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
1888.626Genos (One Punch Man)
1988.521Ash (Alien)
2088.352Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones)
2188.227Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
2288.221Dean Armitage (Get Out)
2387.821Lex Luthor (Smallville)
2487.817Terry Benedict (Ocean's 11)
2587.224Robert Ford (Westworld)

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 common sense<--->analysis when aggregated at the character level.

  1. intuitive (not analytical) (r=0.64)
  2. lumberjack (not mad-scientist) (r=0.62)
  3. feeler (not thinker) (r=0.57)
  4. physical (not intellectual) (r=0.56)
  5. natural (not mechanical) (r=0.55)
  6. heartfelt (not clinical) (r=0.54)
  7. 💪 (not 🧠) (r=0.54)
  8. small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary) (r=0.54)
  9. generalist (not specialist) (r=0.53)
  10. photographer (not physicist) (r=0.53)


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