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

Most monotone characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.825Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
293.611Spike (The Land Before Time)
393.223Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
492.721Ash (Alien)
591.137Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
690.727Kimball Cho (The Mentalist)
790.616Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
890.462Black Noir (The Boys)
989.613John Smith (The Man in the High Castle)
1088.9117Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1188.837Stanley Hudson (The Office)
1288.614Watari (Death Note)
1388.311Lenny (After Life)
1487.720Michael Groff (Sex Education)
1587.685Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
1687.29Frank Vernon (Succession)
1787.222Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1886.519'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1986.351Brandon Stark (Game of Thrones)
2086.212Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
2185.914Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
2285.766Tina Belcher (Bob's Burgers)
2385.4107Cobra Bubbles (Lilo & Stitch)
2485.319Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
2585.332Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)

Most expressive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.722Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
297.812Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
397.836Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
497.346Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
597.326Eric Effiong (Sex Education)
697.1121Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds)
797.131Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
896.846Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
996.613Sasha Braus (Attack on Titan)
1096.028Christopher Turk (Scrubs)
1195.416Jaskier (The Witcher)
1295.311Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1395.313Ari Gold (Entourage)
1495.292Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
1595.260Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
1694.789Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)
1794.7121Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1894.425Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
1994.430The Joker (The Dark Knight)
2094.125Abby Sciuto (NCIS)
2194.0109Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
2293.9156Genie (Aladdin)
2393.7150Olaf (Frozen)
2493.616Johnny 'Drama' Chase (Entourage)
2593.4132Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)

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 monotone<--->expressive when aggregated at the character level.

  1. stoic (not expressive) (r=0.86)
  2. reserved (not chatty) (r=0.78)
  3. 🤐 (not 😜) (r=0.77)
  4. flat (not bubbly) (r=0.76)
  5. subdued (not exuberant) (r=0.76)
  6. serious (not bold) (r=0.75)
  7. mellow (not energetic) (r=0.74)
  8. private (not gregarious) (r=0.72)
  9. monochrome (not multicolored) (r=0.72)
  10. withdrawn (not outgoing) (r=0.72)


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