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Most motivated or unmotivated 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 "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
1100.05Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
299.513Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
398.79Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
497.619Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (The Last of the Mohicans)
597.432Man in Black (Westworld)
697.326Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
797.341Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
897.245El Profesor (Money Heist)
997.215Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
1097.144Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
1196.837Dolores Abernathy (Westworld)
1296.634Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
1396.613Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
1496.514Kira Nerys (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1596.514Ari Gold (Entourage)
1696.516Silco (Arcane)
1796.468Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
1896.314Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1996.352Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
2096.310Avon Barksdale (The Wire)
2196.320Olivia Pope (Scandal)
2296.259Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)
2396.226Dr. Horrible (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
2496.225SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2596.215Mona Vanderwaal (Pretty Little Liars)

Most unmotivated characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.818Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
294.05Tony Johnson (After Life)
392.934Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
488.313Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
587.841Kermit (Shameless)
686.912A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
786.147Barney 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)
1282.972Nick Miller (New Girl)
1382.634Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
1482.639Stanley Hudson (The Office)
1580.946Rue Bennett (Euphoria)
1680.414Spike (The Land Before Time)
1780.246Moe 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=0.84)
  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=0.78)
  6. active (not slothful) (r=0.76)
  7. workaholic (not slacker) (r=0.72)
  8. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.65)
  9. 🧗 (not 🛌) (r=0.64)
  10. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.63)

Notes

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