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

Most social climber characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.616Dan Egan (Veep)
295.713Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
395.511Tom Wambsgans (Succession)
495.210Alison DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars)
595.09Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
694.530Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
794.111Regina George (Mean Girls)
893.68Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
993.511June George (Mean Girls)
1093.325Selina Meyer (Veep)
1193.18Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1292.813Pete Campbell (Mad Men)
1392.48Madelyn Stillwell (The Boys)
1492.18Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
1592.05Jamie Dutton (Yellowstone)
1691.86A-Train (The Boys)
1791.56John Smith (The Man in the High Castle)
1891.111Javert (Les Misérables)
1990.914Rogelio De La Vega (Jane the Virgin)
2090.914Amy Brookheimer (Veep)
2190.99Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
2290.710Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
2390.56Dukat (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2490.516Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2589.927Schmidt (New Girl)

Most nonconformist characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.812Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
296.815L (Death Note)
396.37Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
495.97David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
595.614Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
695.316Natalie (Yellowjackets)
794.77Bertram Gilfoyle (Silicon Valley)
894.721Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
994.611the Alien (Alien)
1094.534Doc Brown (Back to the Future)
1194.513'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1294.527Kat Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
1394.37Lillian Kaushtupper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1494.022Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
1593.821Adam Sackler (Girls)
1693.514Max Rockatansky (Mad Max: Fury Road)
1793.410Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
1893.316Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1993.212Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
2093.210Octavia Blake (The 100)
2193.06Chiana (Farscape)
2293.017Marty Mikalski (The Cabin in the Woods)
2392.98Omar Little (The Wire)
2492.67Ekko (Arcane)
2592.520River Tam (Firefly + Serenity)

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 social climber<--->nonconformist when aggregated at the character level.

  1. mainstream (not arcane) (r=0.62)
  2. pop (not indie) (r=0.62)
  3. preppy (not punk rock) (r=0.58)
  4. bourgeoisie (not proletariat) (r=0.57)
  5. capitalist (not communist) (r=0.56)
  6. 🤑 (not 🤠) (r=0.56)
  7. shallow (not deep) (r=0.55)
  8. fake (not real) (r=0.55)
  9. corporate (not freelance) (r=0.55)
  10. cliché (not original) (r=0.53)


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