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

Most spontaneous characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.724Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
295.489Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
393.276Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
492.91139Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
592.438Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
691.9116Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
791.8416Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
891.222SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
991.1426Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
1091.152Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1190.4436Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
1290.315Powder (Arcane)
1390.235Jessa Johansson (Girls)
1490.2395Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1590.232Shawn Spencer (Psych)
1690.1100Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1790.023Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)
1889.976Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1989.8107Dory (Finding Nemo)
2089.728Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2189.6203Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
2289.5168Olaf (Frozen)
2389.3294Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2489.3332Donkey (Shrek)
2589.225Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)

Most deliberate characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.220Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
294.626Rose Armitage (Get Out)
394.5331Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
494.016Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
593.614O'Brien (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
693.5115Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
793.4144Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
893.4236Robert Ford (Westworld)
993.2572Angela Martin (The Office)
1093.117Thufir Hawat (Dune)
1192.8269The Operative (Firefly + Serenity)
1292.77Abe Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1392.6401Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
1492.5191Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1592.333Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
1692.3411Eleanor Sung-Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
1792.2237Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones)
1892.139Javert (Les Misérables)
1992.1105Lester Freamon (The Wire)
2092.0275Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
2191.819Scorpius (Farscape)
2291.837Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2391.6271Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
2491.6269Varys (Game of Thrones)
2591.511Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)

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 spontaneous<--->deliberate when aggregated at the character level.

  1. spontaneous (not scheduled) (r=0.91)
  2. astonishing (not methodical) (r=0.87)
  3. ADHD (not OCD) (r=0.85)
  4. loose (not tight) (r=0.83)
  5. goof-off (not studious) (r=0.81)
  6. playful (not serious) (r=0.81)
  7. intimate (not formal) (r=0.8)
  8. bold (not serious) (r=0.8)
  9. tardy (not on-time) (r=0.79)
  10. whimsical (not rational) (r=0.78)


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