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

Most dunce characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.832Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
291.2524Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
391.17Matt Press (Ginny & Georgia)
490.024Jonah Ryan (Veep)
589.824Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
689.1730Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
788.0128Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
887.889Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
987.7276Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1087.341Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1187.2172Denny (The Room)
1287.119Johnny 'Drama' Chase (Entourage)
1386.9524Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1486.729Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
1586.647The Deep (The Boys)
1686.6496Bob Pinciotti (That 70's Show)
1786.534Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1886.5272Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
1986.4644Kevin Malone (The Office)
2086.319Connor Roy (Succession)
2185.5295Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
2285.1471Midge Pinciotti (That 70's Show)
2384.991Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
2484.740Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
2584.4142Prince John (Robin Hood)

Most genius characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.021L (Death Note)
297.7122Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
396.050Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
495.872Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
595.624Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
695.513Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
795.1214Beth Harmon (The Queen's Gambit)
895.0523Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
994.952Alex Dunphy (Modern Family)
1094.9624Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
1194.7371Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
1294.745Will Hunting (Good Will Hunting)
1394.630Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1494.65Saanvi Bahl (Manifest)
1594.51086Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
1694.335El Profesor (Money Heist)
1794.127Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
1894.0374River Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
1994.094Temperance Brennan (Bones)
2093.834Ender Wiggin (Ender's Game)
2193.841Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
2293.846Professor X (X-Men)
2393.748Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
2493.6258Robert Ford (Westworld)
2593.429Taylor McKessie (High School Musical)

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 dunce<--->genius when aggregated at the character level.

  1. low IQ (not high IQ) (r=0.93)
  2. ignorant (not knowledgeable) (r=0.88)
  3. unobservant (not perceptive) (r=0.86)
  4. incompetent (not competent) (r=0.85)
  5. foolish (not wise) (r=0.83)
  6. oblivious (not alert) (r=0.77)
  7. helpless (not resourceful) (r=0.76)
  8. off target (not accurate) (r=0.76)
  9. blind (not all-seeing) (r=0.75)
  10. generic (not insightful) (r=0.74)


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