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

Most rational characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.623Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
293.636Temperance Brennan (Bones)
392.85Joel Miller (The Last of Us)
492.8128Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
592.5178Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
691.721Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
791.5298Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
891.323T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
991.0131William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
1091.021Henry Spencer (Psych)
1190.820Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
1290.6532Dana Scully (The X-Files)
1390.5326Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1490.511Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
1590.338M (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1690.0546Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
1789.9148George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
1889.9299Simon Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
1989.714James Greer (Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan)
2089.4135Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
2189.429Melinda May (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
2289.2139Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
2389.1395Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
2489.0369Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
2588.747Kimball Cho (The Mentalist)

Most whimsical characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.8106Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
294.228Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
393.98Maxine Baker (Ginny & Georgia)
493.557Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
593.523Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
693.0594Michael Scott (The Office)
793.01216Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
892.6104Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
992.538Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1091.3450Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
1191.2429Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
1291.2337Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
1390.864Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1490.7142Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
1590.526Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1690.363Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
1790.2689Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
1890.0428Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1989.934SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2089.8565Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
2189.614Claire Colburn (Elizabethtown)
2289.662Alan (The Hangover)
2389.6104Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
2489.648Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2589.432Lillian Kaushtupper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

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 rational<--->whimsical when aggregated at the character level.

  1. realistic (not fantastical) (r=0.85)
  2. practical (not imaginative) (r=0.83)
  3. down2earth (not head@clouds) (r=0.82)
  4. grounded (not fantasy-prone) (r=0.82)
  5. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.82)
  6. factual (not exaggerating) (r=0.81)
  7. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.8)
  8. pointed (not random) (r=0.79)
  9. no-nonsense (not dramatic) (r=0.78)
  10. deliberate (not spontaneous) (r=0.78)


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