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

Most motivated characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.513Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
298.125Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
397.619Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (The Last of the Mohicans)
497.450El Profesor (Money Heist)
597.432Man in Black (Westworld)
697.327Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
797.341Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
897.215Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
997.144Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
1096.932Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
1196.838Dolores Abernathy (Westworld)
1296.723Ari Gold (Entourage)
1396.634Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
1496.613Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
1596.514Kira Nerys (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1696.516Silco (Arcane)
1796.414Rebecca Welton (Ted Lasso)
1896.468Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
1996.314Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2096.352Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
2196.310Avon Barksdale (The Wire)
2296.320Olivia Pope (Scandal)
2396.259Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)
2496.225SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2596.118Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)

Most unmotivated characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.818Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
293.86Tony Johnson (After Life)
392.934Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
488.313Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
587.841Kermit (Shameless)
686.912A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
786.448Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
884.440Jake Harper (Two and Half Men)
984.340Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
1083.810Lenny (After Life)
1183.414Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1282.973Nick Miller (New Girl)
1382.634Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
1482.639Stanley Hudson (The Office)
1580.915Spike (The Land Before Time)
1680.946Rue Bennett (Euphoria)
1780.348Moe Szyslak (The Simpsons)
1880.239Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1979.326Charlie Harper (Two and Half Men)
2078.539Meredith Palmer (The Office)
2178.419Heather Davis (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
2277.640April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation)
2377.538Tommy (Shameless)
2477.251George Costanza (Seinfeld)
2576.763The Narrator (Fight Club)

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 motivated<--->unmotivated when aggregated at the character level.

  1. go-getter (not slugabed) (r=0.85)
  2. driven (not unambitious) (r=0.84)
  3. overachiever (not underachiever) (r=0.82)
  4. persistent (not quitter) (r=0.81)
  5. diligent (not lazy) (r=0.79)
  6. active (not slothful) (r=0.76)
  7. workaholic (not slacker) (r=0.72)
  8. focused (not absentminded) (r=0.64)
  9. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.64)
  10. 🧗 (not 🛌) (r=0.64)


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