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Most yes-man or contrarian characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 1,750 characters on a 100 point scale from "yes-man" to "contrarian". 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 "yes-man" is the same as 100/100 for "contrarian". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most yes-man characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.915Gary Walsh (Veep)
290.236Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
390.0115Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
487.645Ashley Barrett (The Boys)
586.813Sam Evans (Glee)
686.618Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
786.56Billy Keikeya (Battlestar Galactica)
886.430SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
986.326Denny (The Room)
1086.127Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1186.032Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1286.034George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
1386.07Ubbe Ragnarsson (Vikings)
1484.914Finn Hudson (Glee)
1584.817Greg Hirsch (Succession)
1684.36Jimmy Hurdstrom (Yellowstone)
1784.1114Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1884.023Tom Wambsgans (Succession)
1983.716Pop Tate (Riverdale)
2083.571Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
2183.554Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
2283.329Kelly Erin Hannon (The Office)
2383.08James Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
2482.735Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
2582.642Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

Most contrarian characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.19Natalie (Yellowjackets)
295.110Jimmy McNulty (The Wire)
394.035Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
491.710Chiana (Farscape)
591.412Logan Roy (Succession)
690.149April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation)
790.016Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
890.021Alan Shore (Boston Legal)
989.513Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
1089.416Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
1189.426Britta Perry (Community)
1289.230Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
1389.110Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
1489.020Peter Wiggin (Ender's Game)
1589.010Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
1689.037Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
1788.924Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
1888.838Billy Butcher (The Boys)
1988.771Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
2088.442Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
2188.233Man in Black (Westworld)
2288.179Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly + Serenity)
2388.021Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)
2487.99Tony Johnson (After Life)
2587.820Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind)

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 yes-man<--->contrarian when aggregated at the character level.

  1. submissive (not dominant) (r=0.7)
  2. unchallenging (not demanding) (r=0.69)
  3. gullible (not cynical) (r=0.69)
  4. meek (not bossy) (r=0.69)
  5. passive (not assertive) (r=0.68)
  6. accommodating (not stubborn) (r=0.68)
  7. neutral (not opinionated) (r=0.66)
  8. soft (not hard) (r=0.65)
  9. resigned (not resistant) (r=0.65)
  10. soft (not hard) (r=0.65)


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