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

Most indie characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.110Calvin Weir-Fields (Ruby Sparks)
294.219Heather Davis (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
393.117Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
492.687Janis Ian (Mean Girls)
592.528Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
692.056April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation)
790.980Allison Reynolds (The Breakfast Club)
890.821'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
990.5164Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
1090.542Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
1190.422Marty Mikalski (The Cabin in the Woods)
1290.315Omar Little (The Wire)
1390.343Steven Hyde (That 70's Show)
1489.827Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones)
1589.614Jessa Johansson (Girls)
1689.511Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
1789.425Caleb Rivers (Pretty Little Liars)
1889.134Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1989.022Natalie (Yellowjackets)
2088.937Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
2188.517Violet Parr (The Incredibles)
2288.561Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
2388.316Viktor (Arcane)
2488.219Ray Ploshansky (Girls)
2588.295River Tam (Firefly + Serenity)

Most pop characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.016Sharpay Evans (High School Musical)
293.8169Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
390.588Regina George (Mean Girls)
489.77Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
589.313Jamie Tartt (Ted Lasso)
688.7104June George (Mean Girls)
788.132Michael Scott (The Office)
887.819Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
987.736Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
1087.674Mercedes Jones (Glee)
1187.469Brittany Pierce (Glee)
1287.033Donna Meagle (Parks and Recreation)
1386.382Rachel Berry (Glee)
1486.245Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1586.032Maddy Perez (Euphoria)
1686.031Mateo Liwanag (Superstore)
1785.829Ramona Vega (Hustlers)
1885.634Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1985.511Alli Bhandari (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
2084.615Keeley Jones (Ted Lasso)
2184.318Jackie (Yellowjackets)
2284.210James Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
2384.226Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
2483.984Gretchen Wieners (Mean Girls)
2582.937Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

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 indie<--->pop when aggregated at the character level.

  1. arcane (not mainstream) (r=0.69)
  2. nonconformist (not social climber) (r=0.61)
  3. reclusive (not social) (r=0.57)
  4. punk rock (not preppy) (r=0.52)
  5. introvert (not extrovert) (r=0.51)
  6. vintage (not trendy) (r=0.51)
  7. deep (not shallow) (r=0.5)
  8. wooden (not plastic) (r=0.5)
  9. 🥾 (not 👟) (r=0.49)
  10. scruffy (not manicured) (r=0.46)


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