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

Most proactive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.415Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
291.114Q (Tommorrow Never Dies)
388.213Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
484.927Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
584.816Lester Freamon (The Wire)
683.015Joey Lucas (The West Wing)
781.513Tissaia (The Witcher)
881.010Henry Rearden (Atlas Shrugged)
980.318John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
1080.114Elim Garak (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1180.019Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1278.940Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
1378.85Buck Vu (The OA)
1478.716Elsie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1577.712Liberty Van Zandt (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
1677.79Naomi Nagata (The Expanse)
1777.519Lady Sybil Crawley (Downton Abbey)
1877.513Rowan Pope (Scandal)
1976.661The Operative (Firefly + Serenity)
2076.580Zoe Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
2176.437Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
2276.342Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
2376.020Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
2475.958Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
2575.955Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Most reactive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.88Charlie Cheswick (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
286.918A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
386.913Johnny (The Room)
486.85Kevin Rayburn (Bloodline)
586.334Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
685.310David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
785.36Steve Winchell (The OA)
885.141Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
984.825Frank Burns (M*A*S*H)
1083.828Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1183.419Hannah Horvath (Girls)
1283.414Roman Roy (Succession)
1383.311Jimmy Hurdstrom (Yellowstone)
1483.117Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1582.544Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
1682.47Connor Roy (Succession)
1781.927George Bluth, Sr. (Arrested Development)
1881.98Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
1981.627Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
2081.316Ka D'Argo (Farscape)
2181.39Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
2281.133Dee Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2380.950Rue Bennett (Euphoria)
2480.810Tony Johnson (After Life)
2580.736Crazy Eyes (Orange is the New Black)

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 proactive<--->reactive when aggregated at the character level.

  1. wise (not foolish) (r=0.68)
  2. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.68)
  3. enlightened (not lost) (r=0.68)
  4. knowledgeable (not ignorant) (r=0.68)
  5. genius (not dunce) (r=0.66)
  6. resourceful (not helpless) (r=0.66)
  7. perceptive (not unobservant) (r=0.64)
  8. high IQ (not low IQ) (r=0.64)
  9. tactful (not indiscreet) (r=0.63)
  10. resolute (not wavering) (r=0.61)


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