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

Most muddy characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.727Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
292.051Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
391.937Tuco (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
491.7110Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
591.641Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
691.228Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
791.070Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
890.318Darlene Snell (Ozark)
990.044Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
1090.013Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
1189.940Max Rockatansky (Mad Max: Fury Road)
1288.7108Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
1387.921Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (Prison Break)
1487.514Huckleberry Finn (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
1587.311Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
1687.2357Shrek (Shrek)
1787.19Jimmy McNulty (The Wire)
1887.04Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
1987.033Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
2086.513Lenny (After Life)
2186.456Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
2286.338Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones)
2386.211Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
2486.211Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (The Wire)
2586.038Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)

Most washed characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.915Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
294.419Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
393.639Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation)
492.819Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
592.522Princess Ann (Roman Holiday)
692.17Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
792.161David Rose (Schitt's Creek)
892.079Rarity (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
991.9100Inara Serra (Firefly + Serenity)
1091.522Don Shirley (Green Book)
1191.1132Monica Geller (Friends)
1290.715Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives)
1390.516Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1490.48Olivia (Twelfth Night)
1590.450Fleur Delacour (Harry Potter)
1690.229Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
1790.251Jackie Burkhart (That 70's Show)
1890.2109Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1989.89Sam Seaborn (The West Wing)
2089.846Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
2189.724Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
2289.527Padme Amidala (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
2389.524Annie Edison (Community)
2489.387Simon Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
2589.328Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

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 muddy<--->washed when aggregated at the character level.

  1. gross (not hygienic) (r=0.84)
  2. rugged (not refined) (r=0.82)
  3. scruffy (not manicured) (r=0.8)
  4. stinky (not fresh) (r=0.8)
  5. unpolished (not eloquent) (r=0.74)
  6. barbaric (not civilized) (r=0.73)
  7. 🐒 (not 🐩) (r=0.73)
  8. messy (not neat) (r=0.73)
  9. disreputable (not prestigious) (r=0.73)
  10. drop out (not valedictorian) (r=0.69)


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