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

Most frank characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.26Taissa (Yellowjackets)
298.447Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
398.013Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
497.314Tony Johnson (After Life)
597.244Red Forman (That 70's Show)
697.216Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
796.616Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
896.611Toby Ziegler (The West Wing)
996.425Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
1096.242April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation)
1196.115Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1295.99Saul Tigh (Battlestar Galactica)
1395.132Dina Fox (Superstore)
1495.092Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
1594.813Sgt. Sean Dignam (The Departed)
1694.660Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1794.611Rust Cohle (True Detective)
1894.521Ellen Ripley (Alien)
1994.343Temperance Brennan (Bones)
2094.320Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
2194.146Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
2294.021Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
2394.081Frank Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2493.948Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
2593.727Pierce Hawthorne (Community)

Most sugarcoated characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
188.025Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
286.07Tommy Carcetti (The Wire)
383.722Emily Cooper (Emily in Paris)
483.120Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
581.713Lyla Garrity (Friday Night Lights)
681.314Tom Wambsgans (Succession)
780.650Hilda Spellman (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
880.517Gary Walsh (Veep)
979.324John Michael Dorian (Scrubs)
1078.855George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
1178.042Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1277.424Darryl Whitefeather (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1377.262Ted Mullens (Schitt's Creek)
1476.776Jess Day (New Girl)
1576.6162Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
1675.9149Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
1775.682Bianca Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
1875.559Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)
1975.535Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
2075.5106Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2174.824Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
2274.816Missy Armitage (Get Out)
2374.726Jonah Simms (Superstore)
2474.410Winn Adami (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2574.380Ernesto de la Cruz (Coco)

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 frank<--->sugarcoated when aggregated at the character level.

  1. direct (not roundabout) (r=0.73)
  2. armoured (not vulnerable) (r=0.67)
  3. hard (not soft) (r=0.66)
  4. hard (not soft) (r=0.66)
  5. cynical (not gullible) (r=0.66)
  6. thick-skinned (not sensitive) (r=0.64)
  7. never cries (not often crying) (r=0.63)
  8. coarse (not delicate) (r=0.62)
  9. fighter (not lover) (r=0.62)
  10. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.62)


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