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

Most transparent characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.815Mumen Rider (One Punch Man)
287.723Teddy Flood (Westworld)
387.683Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
486.834George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
586.45Lisa Johnson (After Life)
686.229Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)
785.7102Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
885.620Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
985.533Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
1085.29Cally Henderson (Battlestar Galactica)
1184.717Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1284.337Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)
1384.314Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
1484.232Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
1583.836Charles Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)
1683.819Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
1783.793Chien-Po (Mulan)
1883.621Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1983.496Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
2083.420Lucy Moran (Twin Peaks)
2183.236Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
2283.1200Dory (Finding Nemo)
2382.915Rom (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2482.7131Olaf (Frozen)
2582.418Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)

Most machiavellian characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.612John Smith (The Man in the High Castle)
294.419Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
394.38Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
494.18Dukat (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
593.911Scorpius (Farscape)
693.321Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
793.225Don Draper (Mad Men)
892.820Missy Armitage (Get Out)
992.263Stormfront (The Boys)
1092.142Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
1191.914Silco (Arcane)
1291.914Winn Adami (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1391.715Kaz Brekker (Shadow and Bone)
1491.753Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones)
1591.012Tommy Carcetti (The Wire)
1690.828Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
1790.715Logan Roy (Succession)
1890.120Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
1989.923Frank Costello (The Departed)
2089.625Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
2189.513Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
2289.513Colin Sullivan (The Departed)
2389.412Selina Meyer (Veep)
2489.127Benjamin Linus (LOST)
2589.118Dexter Morgan (Dexter)

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 transparent<--->machiavellian when aggregated at the character level.

  1. kind (not cruel) (r=0.8)
  2. angelic (not demonic) (r=0.8)
  3. trusting (not suspicious) (r=0.79)
  4. 😇 (not 😈) (r=0.79)
  5. honorable (not cunning) (r=0.79)
  6. innocent (not jaded) (r=0.77)
  7. nurturing (not poisonous) (r=0.77)
  8. forgiving (not vengeful) (r=0.77)
  9. wholesome (not salacious) (r=0.77)
  10. sweet (not bitter) (r=0.77)


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