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

Most reasoned characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.07Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
295.836Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
390.412Calvin's dad (Calvin and Hobbes)
488.4507Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
588.133Dr. Adrian Mallory (Space Force)
687.91023C-3PO (Star Wars)
787.0456Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
886.731Burton Guster (Psych)
985.7509Dana Scully (The X-Files)
1085.530Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
1185.026Lincoln Rice (Broad City)
1284.932Ben Wyatt (Parks and Recreation)
1384.813Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1484.7395Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
1584.7123Vision (WandaVision)
1684.6166Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
1784.4278Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1884.446Professor Oak (Pokémon)
1984.3188Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
2084.023Richard Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
2184.0333Simon Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
2283.8289Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2383.8390Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
2483.81004Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock)
2583.620Dr. Bob Sweeney (American History X)

Most instinctual characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.7245Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
291.096Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
391.045Darlene Snell (Ozark)
490.7434Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
590.69Steve Winchell (The OA)
690.5303Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
790.5531Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
890.4137Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
990.385the Alien (Alien)
1089.641Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1189.6443Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
1289.4592Michael Scott (The Office)
1389.313Kelly Severide (Chicago Fire)
1489.318Alexander 'Tig' Trager (Sons of Anarchy)
1589.3441Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
1689.237Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1789.115Pamela Poovey (Archer)
1888.673Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
1988.612Tom Paris (Star Trek: Voyager)
2088.6367Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
2188.5161Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
2288.513Rod Williams (Get Out)
2388.5361Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
2488.539Jessa Johansson (Girls)
2588.322Philip J. Fry (Futurama)

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 reasoned<--->instinctual when aggregated at the character level.

  1. cautious (not impulsive) (r=0.85)
  2. orderly (not chaotic) (r=0.81)
  3. scheduled (not spontaneous) (r=0.78)
  4. 👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤) (r=0.77)
  5. rational (not whimsical) (r=0.75)
  6. deliberate (not spontaneous) (r=0.73)
  7. proper (not scandalous) (r=0.73)
  8. mature (not juvenile) (r=0.73)
  9. scholarly (not crafty) (r=0.72)
  10. on-time (not tardy) (r=0.72)


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