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

Most focused characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.65Dembe Zuma (The Blacklist)
299.611Tissaia (The Witcher)
399.05Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)
498.86the Alien (Alien)
598.718Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
698.325John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
798.18Monica Geller (Friends)
897.79Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
997.614Cobra Bubbles (Lilo & Stitch)
1097.610Omar Little (The Wire)
1197.612Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1297.47Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)
1397.414Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
1497.420Inej Ghafa (Shadow and Bone)
1597.316Henry Spencer (Psych)
1697.17Wallace Boden (Chicago Fire)
1797.17Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1897.010Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
1996.97Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
2096.810Olivia Benson (Law & Order: SVU)
2196.830Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2296.67Rachel Berry (Glee)
2396.519Agent Smith (The Matrix)
2496.512Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
2596.412Temperance Brennan (Bones)

Most absentminded characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.410Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
295.631Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
393.58Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
493.414Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
592.810Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
692.520Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
792.520Gene Belcher (Bob's Burgers)
891.710Brittany Pierce (Glee)
991.616Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
1091.513Jake Harper (Two and Half Men)
1191.414Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1291.45Midge Pinciotti (That 70's Show)
1391.29Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
1490.913Olaf (Frozen)
1590.86Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
1690.47George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)
1790.210Kevin Malone (The Office)
1890.228Alan (The Hangover)
1989.610Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
2089.610Rex (Toy Story)
2189.56Luke Dunphy (Modern Family)
2289.418Reese Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
2389.37David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
2488.810Noah Puckerman (Glee)
2588.77Lenny (After Life)

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 focused<--->absentminded when aggregated at the character level.

  1. pointed (not random) (r=0.84)
  2. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.83)
  3. coordinated (not clumsy) (r=0.8)
  4. alert (not oblivious) (r=0.8)
  5. workaholic (not slacker) (r=0.79)
  6. precise (not vague) (r=0.79)
  7. studious (not goof-off) (r=0.78)
  8. rational (not whimsical) (r=0.77)
  9. diligent (not lazy) (r=0.77)
  10. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.76)


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