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Most grounded or fantasy-prone 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 "grounded" to "fantasy-prone". 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 "grounded" is the same as 100/100 for "fantasy-prone". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most grounded characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.712Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
297.07Melinda May (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
396.68Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
496.418Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Ted Lasso)
595.712Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
695.77Vander (Arcane)
794.912George S. Hammond (Stargate SG-1)
894.610Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
994.36Erin Reagan (Blue Bloods)
1094.319Aaron Hotchner (Criminal Minds)
1194.39Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
1294.18Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy)
1393.643Leroy Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
1493.311Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
1593.37Kalinda Sharma (The Good Wife)
1693.17Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
1792.921Mammy (Gone With the Wind)
1892.810Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls)
1992.610Rita (The Handmaid's Tale)
2092.411Roy Kent (Ted Lasso)
2192.317Kimball Cho (The Mentalist)
2292.112Diana Barrigan (White Collar)
2392.08Thomas J. Whitmore (Independence Day)
2491.810Cobra Bubbles (Lilo & Stitch)
2591.86Amos Burton (The Expanse)

Most fantasy-prone characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.77Stormfront (The Boys)
297.29Michael Scott (The Office)
397.07Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
496.98Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
596.818Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
696.819Lorna Morello (Orange is the New Black)
796.614Don Quijote (Don Quixote)
896.510Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
996.319Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
1096.215Joe Goldberg (You)
1196.26Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
1295.625Oliver Putnam (Only Murders in the Building)
1395.125Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1495.07Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
1594.911Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1694.89Misty (Yellowjackets)
1794.715Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
1894.419Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1994.415Lily Iglehart (Sex Education)
2094.315Abed Nadir (Community)
2194.012Floki (Vikings)
2294.018Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
2393.914SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2493.826Dory (Finding Nemo)
2593.611Phoebe Buffay (Friends)

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 grounded<--->fantasy-prone when aggregated at the character level.

  1. realistic (not fantastical) (r=0.86)
  2. down2earth (not head@clouds) (r=0.84)
  3. rational (not whimsical) (r=0.82)
  4. practical (not imaginative) (r=0.8)
  5. no-nonsense (not dramatic) (r=0.79)
  6. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.73)
  7. realist (not idealist) (r=0.73)
  8. parental (not childlike) (r=0.72)
  9. concrete (not abstract) (r=0.71)
  10. factual (not exaggerating) (r=0.71)


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