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

Most timid characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.619Gary Walsh (Veep)
294.115Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
392.030Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
491.219Aimee Finecky (The Spectacular Now)
591.240George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
690.727Evan (Superbad)
788.67Kes (Star Trek: Voyager)
888.3168Charlie Kelmeckis (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
988.319Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
1087.7156Alfredo Linguini (Ratatouille)
1187.634Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
1287.381Beth March (Little Women)
1385.7155Will Byers (Stranger Things)
1485.513Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
1585.323Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)
1685.014Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
1784.65Lucie Manette (A Tale of Two Cities)
1884.337Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
1984.0101Chien-Po (Mulan)
2083.219Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
2183.255Columbus (Zombieland)
2282.843Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
2382.891Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
2482.813Billy Keikeya (Battlestar Galactica)
2582.627Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)

Most cocky characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.916Ari Gold (Entourage)
296.914Francis Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
396.753Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
496.743Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
596.49Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
696.421James 'Sawyer' Ford (LOST)
796.4117Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
896.382Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
996.1102Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
1095.860Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1195.819Rowan Pope (Scandal)
1295.646Homelander (The Boys)
1395.628Jeff Winger (Community)
1495.615Denny Crane (Boston Legal)
1595.320Prince Daemon Targaryen (House of the Dragon)
1695.357Stormfront (The Boys)
1795.344Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1895.157Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
1995.147A-Train (The Boys)
2095.024Rhett Butler (Gone With the Wind)
2195.065Sue Sylvester (Glee)
2294.795Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
2394.723Gabrielle Solis (Desperate Housewives)
2494.6102Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
2594.649George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)

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 timid<--->cocky when aggregated at the character level.

  1. shy (not bold) (r=0.86)
  2. sheepish (not smug) (r=0.86)
  3. low self esteem (not narcissistic) (r=0.82)
  4. apologetic (not proud) (r=0.81)
  5. humble (not arrogant) (r=0.79)
  6. bashful (not exhibitionist) (r=0.79)
  7. cooperative (not competitive) (r=0.79)
  8. pacifist (not ferocious) (r=0.77)
  9. meek (not bossy) (r=0.76)
  10. demure (not vain) (r=0.76)


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