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

Most harsh characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.310Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
299.120Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
399.010Vicious (Cowboy Bebop)
499.08Malory Archer (Archer)
598.723Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
698.69Logan Roy (Succession)
798.49Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
898.327Eric Cartman (South Park)
998.110Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1097.85Chris Partlow (The Wire)
1197.119Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
1296.89Ivar Ragnarsson (Vikings)
1396.58the Alien (Alien)
1496.210Major Arnold Toht (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
1596.220Ari Gold (Entourage)
1696.110Sue Sylvester (Glee)
1796.013Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
1895.98Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
1995.517Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
2095.212Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
2195.115The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)
2295.012Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2394.99Scar (The Lion King)
2494.515Chef Skinner (Ratatouille)
2594.411Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)

Most gentle characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.17Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
296.617Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
396.47Hilda Spellman (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
496.08The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
595.835Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
695.213Deanna Troi (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
795.110Littlefoot (The Land Before Time)
894.918Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (M*A*S*H)
994.812Georgiana Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
1094.519Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1194.127Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)
1294.117Olaf (Frozen)
1394.012Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter)
1493.86Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1593.511Kenny Stowton (Killing Eve)
1693.511Friar Tuck (Robin Hood)
1793.520Ted Mullens (Schitt's Creek)
1893.510Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
1993.47Princess Ann (Roman Holiday)
2093.34Harry Kim (Star Trek: Voyager)
2193.219Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
2293.110Jacob Hill (Abbott Elementary)
2393.08Janine Teagues (Abbott Elementary)
2492.914'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2592.89George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)

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 harsh<--->gentle when aggregated at the character level.

  1. quarrelsome (not warm) (r=0.89)
  2. bitter (not sweet) (r=0.88)
  3. insulting (not complimentary) (r=0.86)
  4. vengeful (not forgiving) (r=0.85)
  5. hard (not soft) (r=0.84)
  6. hard (not soft) (r=0.83)
  7. cruel (not kind) (r=0.83)
  8. cold (not warm) (r=0.83)
  9. unfriendly (not friendly) (r=0.83)
  10. demonic (not angelic) (r=0.83)


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