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

Most picky characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.552Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
295.436Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
394.414Winn Adami (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
494.028Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
593.123Sharpay Evans (High School Musical)
692.547Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
792.026Taylor Doose (Gilmore Girls)
891.641Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
991.659Rachel Berry (Glee)
1090.617Logan Roy (Succession)
1190.133Eleanor Sung-Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
1290.1119Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
1390.058Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
1489.435Angela Martin (The Office)
1589.313Rowan Pope (Scandal)
1689.253King George III (Hamilton)
1788.914Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
1888.851David Rose (Schitt's Creek)
1988.513General Hux (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
2088.351Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
2188.349Jackie Burkhart (That 70's Show)
2288.319Malory Archer (Archer)
2388.311Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
2488.211Selina Meyer (Veep)
2587.817Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Most always down characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.222Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
290.320Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
386.637Meredith Palmer (The Office)
486.29Vince Masuka (Dexter)
585.917Sam Evans (Glee)
685.311Pamela Poovey (Archer)
785.114Spike (The Land Before Time)
884.343Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
983.219Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
1082.835Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1182.597Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
1282.4105JJ (Outer Banks)
1381.658Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
1480.766Noah Puckerman (Glee)
1580.323SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1679.778Brittany Pierce (Glee)
1779.6134Olaf (Frozen)
1879.419Denny (The Room)
1979.417Gavin 'Spinner' Mason (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
2078.632Shawn Spencer (Psych)
2178.17Misty (Yellowjackets)
2278.17Natalie (Yellowjackets)
2378.119Jesper Fahey (Shadow and Bone)
2477.918Murphy MacManus (The Boondock Saints)
2577.927Kelly Erin Hannon (The Office)

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 picky<--->always down when aggregated at the character level.

  1. uptight (not easy) (r=0.72)
  2. strict (not lenient) (r=0.71)
  3. rigid (not flexible) (r=0.7)
  4. businesslike (not chivalrous) (r=0.69)
  5. tight (not loose) (r=0.66)
  6. judgemental (not accepting) (r=0.65)
  7. presidential (not folksy) (r=0.64)
  8. formal (not intimate) (r=0.64)
  9. pretentious (not unassuming) (r=0.64)
  10. offended (not chill) (r=0.64)


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