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

Most giving characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.654Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
293.314Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
392.618Mammy (Gone With the Wind)
492.5137Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
592.340Hilda Spellman (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
692.225Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
792.172Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
892.194Janet (The Good Place)
991.817Akecheta (Westworld)
1091.533Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
1191.237Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1291.024Vander (Arcane)
1390.726Mumen Rider (One Punch Man)
1490.585Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
1590.420Aimee Gibbs (Sex Education)
1690.040Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
1789.835Mary Margaret Blanchard (Once Upon a Time)
1889.825Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
1989.723Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
2089.753Dobby (Harry Potter)
2189.738Jean Valjean (Les Misérables)
2289.689Jess Day (New Girl)
2389.6114Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2489.618Gary Walsh (Veep)
2589.533Dorota Kishlovsky (Gossip Girl)

Most receiving characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.143Eric Cartman (South Park)
296.343Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
395.221Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
495.027Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants)
594.9123Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
694.628Prince John (Robin Hood)
794.633Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
893.967Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
993.943Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
1093.885Ernesto de la Cruz (Coco)
1193.857Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1293.715Hans Gruber (Die Hard)
1393.614Dan Egan (Veep)
1493.440A-Train (The Boys)
1593.08Scorpius (Farscape)
1692.912Jian-Yang (Silicon Valley)
1792.939Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
1892.958King George III (Hamilton)
1992.813Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
2092.3145Hans (Frozen)
2192.312Major Arnold Toht (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
2292.114Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
2392.030George Bluth, Sr. (Arrested Development)
2492.063Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2592.032Frank Burns (M*A*S*H)

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 giving<--->receiving when aggregated at the character level.

  1. altruistic (not selfish) (r=0.92)
  2. grateful (not entitled) (r=0.88)
  3. nurturing (not poisonous) (r=0.87)
  4. generous (not stingy) (r=0.87)
  5. humble (not arrogant) (r=0.84)
  6. honorable (not cunning) (r=0.84)
  7. supportive (not catty) (r=0.84)
  8. kind (not cruel) (r=0.84)
  9. wholesome (not salacious) (r=0.84)
  10. heroic (not villainous) (r=0.83)


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