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

Most tautology characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
184.65Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
283.814Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
379.73Darrell C. Powers (Band of Brothers)
476.89Patty Hewes (Damages)
576.417Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
675.812Elsie Carson (Downton Abbey)
775.09Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
874.710Worf (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
974.49William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
1073.637Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
1173.614Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1273.312Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
1372.910Cora Munro (The Last of the Mohicans)
1472.49Bunk Moreland (The Wire)
1572.323Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
1672.17Jim (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
1772.014Melinda Warner (Law & Order: SVU)
1871.414Frank Reagan (Blue Bloods)
1971.311Abby Whelan (Scandal)
2071.313India Wilkes (Gone With the Wind)
2171.019the Alien (Alien)
2271.012Carla Espinosa (Scrubs)
2370.98Logan Roy (Succession)
2470.916The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager)
2570.817Janet Fraiser (Stargate SG-1)

Most oxymoron characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
187.37Anthony DiNozzo (NCIS)
286.97John Smith (The Man in the High Castle)
384.56Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
483.07Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
582.326Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
680.719Officer Slater (Superbad)
780.788Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
879.69Jonah Ryan (Veep)
978.711Dan Egan (Veep)
1078.426Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1178.211Adam Sackler (Girls)
1278.023George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
1377.98Sutter Keely (The Spectacular Now)
1477.84Peter Gregory (Silicon Valley)
1577.414Ryan Cooper (Promising Young Woman)
1677.423Britta Perry (Community)
1776.85Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1876.113Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1975.921Harvey Dent (The Dark Knight)
2075.721Buddy Pine (The Incredibles)
2175.619Theon Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)
2275.426Mac (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2375.121Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
2475.011Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
2575.017Saitama (One Punch Man)

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 tautology<--->oxymoron when aggregated at the character level.

  1. sensible (not ludicrous) (r=0.57)
  2. consistent (not variable) (r=0.55)
  3. reasonable (not deranged) (r=0.55)
  4. sane (not crazy) (r=0.55)
  5. reliable (not experimental) (r=0.54)
  6. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.53)
  7. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.53)
  8. stable (not moody) (r=0.52)
  9. factual (not exaggerating) (r=0.52)
  10. proper (not scandalous) (r=0.52)


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