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

Most buffoon characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.715Pierce Hawthorne (Community)
295.110Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
394.67Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
493.427Arturo Roman (Money Heist)
592.315Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
692.29Lenny (After Life)
792.28Connor Roy (Succession)
891.924Jonah Ryan (Veep)
990.818Ben Chang (Community)
1090.77Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1190.412Ashley Barrett (The Boys)
1290.412Frank Burns (M*A*S*H)
1388.712Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
1488.718Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1588.612Michael Groff (Sex Education)
1688.511Mike McLintock (Veep)
1787.49Craig Pelton (Community)
1886.917Vizzini (The Princess Bride)
1986.69Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
2086.37Mr. William Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
2185.917Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2285.722Reese Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
2385.76Dinesh Chugtai (Silicon Valley)
2485.713Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
2585.512Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)

Most charmer characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.021Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
298.36Verna (The Fall of the House of Usher)
396.36Rick Blaine (Casablanca)
495.08Joe Bradley (Roman Holiday)
594.914Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
694.98Olivia Pope (Scandal)
794.915Joan Holloway (Mad Men)
894.85Lana Kane (Archer)
994.718Inara Serra (Firefly + Serenity)
1094.48Clementine Pennyfeather (Westworld)
1194.411Jeff Winger (Community)
1294.325Derek Morgan (Criminal Minds)
1394.310Mia Wallace (Pulp Fiction)
1494.18Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
1594.08Princess Ann (Roman Holiday)
1694.05Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (Modern Family)
1793.921Gabrielle Solis (Desperate Housewives)
1893.48Tony Stark (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
1993.37Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
2093.219Maeve Millay (Westworld)
2193.17Danny Ocean (Ocean's 11)
2293.010Omar Little (The Wire)
2392.99Lagertha (Vikings)
2492.810Audrey Horne (Twin Peaks)
2592.88Martha Rodgers (Castle)

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 buffoon<--->charmer when aggregated at the character level.

  1. awkward (not charming) (r=0.76)
  2. stuttering (not rhythmic) (r=0.71)
  3. repulsive (not attractive) (r=0.69)
  4. cheesy (not chic) (r=0.66)
  5. incompetent (not competent) (r=0.65)
  6. cringeworthy (not inspiring) (r=0.65)
  7. dorky (not cool) (r=0.65)
  8. ugly (not beautiful) (r=0.65)
  9. stinky (not fresh) (r=0.65)
  10. clumsy (not coordinated) (r=0.63)


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