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

Most works hard characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
1100.07Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
295.024Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
394.9328Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
494.9202Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
594.311Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
694.210Lloyd (Yellowstone)
793.332Temperance Brennan (Bones)
893.2164Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
992.7154Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
1092.5273Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1192.539Alex Dunphy (Modern Family)
1292.412Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
1392.422Viktor (Arcane)
1492.2296Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
1592.040Fantine (Les Misérables)
1691.817Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
1791.4230Bernard Lowe (Westworld)
1891.3416Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
1991.217Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
2091.1287Beryl Patmore (Downton Abbey)
2191.18Abe Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
2290.944Dr. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
2390.9107William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
2490.825Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
2590.7606Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy)

Most plays hard characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.588Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
293.9444Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
393.836Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
493.824Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
593.8432Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
691.3154Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
791.3181Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
891.332Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
991.2141Charlie Harper (Two and Half Men)
1091.033Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
1191.0430Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1290.2100Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
1389.6570Meredith Palmer (The Office)
1489.415Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
1589.217Sterling Archer (Archer)
1689.2338Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
1789.191Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
1889.0339George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice)
1989.037Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama)
2088.9240Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
2188.921Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
2288.840Jessa Johansson (Girls)
2388.721Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
2488.7261Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
2588.562George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (Arrested Development)

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 works hard<--->plays hard when aggregated at the character level.

  1. workaholic (not slacker) (r=0.85)
  2. sober (not indulgent) (r=0.82)
  3. diligent (not lazy) (r=0.79)
  4. on-time (not tardy) (r=0.78)
  5. studious (not goof-off) (r=0.78)
  6. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.77)
  7. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.77)
  8. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.76)
  9. factual (not exaggerating) (r=0.76)
  10. sensible (not ludicrous) (r=0.75)


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