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

Most indulgent characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.491Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
297.419Malory Archer (Archer)
395.714Pamela Poovey (Archer)
495.720Roman Roy (Succession)
595.56Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
695.0213Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
794.8417Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
894.2112Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
994.148Frank Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1093.931Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1193.99Marcus Baker (Ginny & Georgia)
1293.8120Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
1393.326Denny Crane (Boston Legal)
1493.1118Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
1593.0571Meredith Palmer (The Office)
1693.029Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1792.4425Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1892.413Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
1992.1910Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
2091.822Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
2191.819Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
2291.873Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
2391.71156Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
2491.132Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
2591.1227Roger Sterling (Mad Men)

Most sober characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.024Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
291.811Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
390.5175Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
490.39Norm MacLean (Fallout)
590.1121Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
689.18Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
788.4222Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
887.715Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
986.9315Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1086.722Moiraine Damodred (Wheel of Time)
1186.521Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1286.427Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
1386.3216Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
1486.3438Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
1586.2337Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
1685.8244The Operative (Firefly + Serenity)
1785.548Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
1885.3271Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
1985.0981C-3PO (Star Wars)
2084.9113Cedric Daniels (The Wire)
2184.922Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2284.717Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
2384.3296Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2484.017Barbara Howard (Abbott Elementary)
2584.0602Angela Martin (The Office)

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 indulgent<--->sober when aggregated at the character level.

  1. plays hard (not works hard) (r=0.82)
  2. scandalous (not proper) (r=0.81)
  3. hedonist (not monastic) (r=0.8)
  4. chaotic (not orderly) (r=0.79)
  5. gluttonous (not moderate) (r=0.78)
  6. junkie (not straight edge) (r=0.78)
  7. ludicrous (not sensible) (r=0.78)
  8. inappropriate (not seemly) (r=0.77)
  9. lustful (not chaste) (r=0.77)
  10. impulsive (not cautious) (r=0.77)


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