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

Most stable characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.710Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
293.710Karen Vick (Psych)
393.610Lester Freamon (The Wire)
492.99Donald Mallard (NCIS)
592.98Frank Reagan (Blue Bloods)
692.713Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
792.510Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
892.216Barbara Howard (Abbott Elementary)
991.824Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1091.813Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
1191.710Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
1291.622Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones)
1391.527Elizabeth Burke (White Collar)
1491.416Esme Cullen (Twilight)
1591.47Norman Wilson (The Wire)
1691.47Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (The Last of the Mohicans)
1791.114Charlie Young (The West Wing)
1890.611Sailor Mercury (Sailor Moon)
1990.212Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
2090.128Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
2190.127Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2290.05Henry Reagan (Blue Bloods)
2389.68Cobra Bubbles (Lilo & Stitch)
2489.47Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
2589.25Dembe Zuma (The Blacklist)

Most unstable characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.111Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
299.013Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
398.212Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
497.816Cheryl Tunt (Archer)
597.513Ben Chang (Community)
697.48Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
797.112Prince John (Robin Hood)
896.921Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
996.813Love Quinn (You)
1096.812Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1196.720Pennsatucky Doggett (Orange is the New Black)
1296.320Lorna Morello (Orange is the New Black)
1396.389Homelander (The Boys)
1496.122Will Graham (Hannibal)
1595.920Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
1695.65Leland Palmer (Twin Peaks)
1795.530Rue Bennett (Euphoria)
1895.516Commodus (Gladiator)
1995.37Howard Payne (Speed)
2095.39Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
2195.121Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
2295.08Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
2394.58The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)
2494.47Villanelle (Killing Eve)
2594.37Mal Cobb (Inception)

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 stable<--->unstable when aggregated at the character level.

  1. reasonable (not deranged) (r=0.84)
  2. stable (not moody) (r=0.83)
  3. sane (not crazy) (r=0.83)
  4. sensible (not ludicrous) (r=0.78)
  5. self-improving (not self-destructive) (r=0.78)
  6. mild (not manic) (r=0.76)
  7. reliable (not experimental) (r=0.76)
  8. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.72)
  9. consistent (not variable) (r=0.72)
  10. seemly (not inappropriate) (r=0.71)


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