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

Most leader characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.718General Kirigan (Shadow and Bone)
299.414Professor X (X-Men)
399.123Kaz Brekker (Shadow and Bone)
499.011Robert Ford (Westworld)
599.024John Dutton (Yellowstone)
698.65Frank Reagan (Blue Bloods)
798.69Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
898.514Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
998.48Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
1098.49Wallace Boden (Chicago Fire)
1198.412Karen Vick (Psych)
1298.39Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1398.210Patty Hewes (Damages)
1498.110Ramona Vega (Hustlers)
1598.114Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
1698.09Olivia Pope (Scandal)
1797.917Optimus Prime (Transformers)
1897.744Leroy Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
1997.716Nick Fury (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
2097.68Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
2197.610Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2297.623Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
2397.517Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
2497.326Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
2597.213Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)

Most follower characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.914Gary Walsh (Veep)
296.712Denny (The Room)
395.130Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
494.412Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
593.818Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
693.49Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
793.211Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
892.916Gretchen Wieners (Mean Girls)
992.713Nux (Mad Max: Fury Road)
1092.618C-3PO (Star Wars)
1192.315Ryan Cooper (Promising Young Woman)
1292.213Lenny (After Life)
1392.18Kelly Erin Hannon (The Office)
1492.011Petrie (The Land Before Time)
1591.618Raj Koothrappali (The Big Bang Theory)
1691.415Denny Brosh (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
1790.88Kevin Malone (The Office)
1890.86Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
1990.714Mike McLintock (Veep)
2090.513Howard Morris (Only Murders in the Building)
2190.525Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2290.415Billy Bibbit (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2390.37Polonius (Hamlet)
2490.38Kevin Rayburn (Bloodline)
2590.114Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby)

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 leader<--->follower when aggregated at the character level.

  1. captain (not first-mate) (r=0.87)
  2. alpha (not beta) (r=0.84)
  3. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.8)
  4. assertive (not passive) (r=0.75)
  5. master (not apprentice) (r=0.75)
  6. bossy (not meek) (r=0.74)
  7. decisive (not hesitant) (r=0.72)
  8. lion (not zebra) (r=0.71)
  9. entrepreneur (not employee) (r=0.69)
  10. mighty (not puny) (r=0.68)


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