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

Most gullible characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.636Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
294.041Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
393.737Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
493.3134Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
593.337Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
692.446Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
792.139Fez (That 70's Show)
891.223SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
991.280Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
1090.715Darryl Whitefeather (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1190.621Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1290.273Brittany Pierce (Glee)
1389.4110Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1489.243Kevin Malone (The Office)
1589.136Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1689.136Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1788.635Kelly Erin Hannon (The Office)
1888.366Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
1988.184Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
2087.810Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
2187.734Cyndee Pokorny (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2287.3108Rex (Toy Story)
2387.235Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
2487.251Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
2587.123Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)

Most cynical characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.822Perry Cox (Scrubs)
295.132Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
394.845Red Forman (That 70's Show)
494.77Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
594.715Sarah O'Brien (Downton Abbey)
694.228Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
793.79Amos Burton (The Expanse)
893.717Randle Patrick McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
993.442Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
1093.024Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
1192.738Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
1292.754Billy Butcher (The Boys)
1392.715Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
1492.625Logan Roy (Succession)
1592.511Scorpius (Farscape)
1692.423Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
1792.373Sue Sylvester (Glee)
1892.26Maurice Levy (The Wire)
1992.115Rose Armitage (Get Out)
2091.915Ari Gold (Entourage)
2191.911Malory Archer (Archer)
2291.658Dr. Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)
2391.416Toby Ziegler (The West Wing)
2491.314William Rawls (The Wire)
2591.354Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

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 gullible<--->cynical when aggregated at the character level.

  1. vulnerable (not armoured) (r=0.81)
  2. soft (not hard) (r=0.81)
  3. soft (not hard) (r=0.8)
  4. innocent (not worldly) (r=0.79)
  5. innocent (not jaded) (r=0.77)
  6. submissive (not dominant) (r=0.74)
  7. naive (not paranoid) (r=0.74)
  8. 🐿 (not 🦇) (r=0.73)
  9. often crying (not never cries) (r=0.73)
  10. touchy-feely (not distant) (r=0.72)


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