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

Most parental characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.716Mufasa (The Lion King)
298.121Barbara Howard (Abbott Elementary)
398.110Helen Parr (The Incredibles)
497.911Alba Villanueva (Jane the Virgin)
597.110Alex Danvers (Supergirl)
696.812William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
796.612Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)
896.413Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
996.39Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
1096.224Red Reznikov (Orange is the New Black)
1196.214Karen Vick (Psych)
1296.110Maeve Millay (Westworld)
1396.122Aaron Hotchner (Criminal Minds)
1495.914Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)
1595.824Esme Cullen (Twilight)
1695.828Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
1795.614Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
1895.548Joel Miller (The Last of Us)
1995.319Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
2095.28Joe West (The Flash)
2195.013George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
2294.813Carol Peletier (The Walking Dead)
2394.89Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2494.89Bill Tench (Mindhunter)
2594.617Dr. Lisa Cuddy (House, M.D.)

Most childlike characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.113Shawn Spencer (Psych)
298.715Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
398.65Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
498.520Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
597.612Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
697.5116Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
796.615Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
896.612Ben Chang (Community)
996.58Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
1096.38Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
1196.316Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
1296.38Neil Fak (The Bear)
1396.211Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
1495.716SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1595.414Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
1695.25Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1795.121Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1894.915Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1994.820Alan (The Hangover)
2094.614Jonah Ryan (Veep)
2194.625Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
2294.318Kevin Malone (The Office)
2394.319Misa Amane (Death Note)
2494.310Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2594.26Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)

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 parental<--->childlike when aggregated at the character level.

  1. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.88)
  2. rational (not whimsical) (r=0.76)
  3. down2earth (not head@clouds) (r=0.75)
  4. wise (not foolish) (r=0.74)
  5. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.74)
  6. grounded (not fantasy-prone) (r=0.72)
  7. pointed (not random) (r=0.72)
  8. sage (not whippersnapper) (r=0.71)
  9. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.71)
  10. studious (not goof-off) (r=0.71)


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