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

Most focused on the present characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.111Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
291.37Tony Johnson (After Life)
390.520Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
489.142Jessa Johansson (Girls)
589.1403Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
689.112Powder (Arcane)
788.519Sterling Archer (Archer)
887.642Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
987.3168Charlie Harper (Two and Half Men)
1087.223Spike (The Land Before Time)
1187.117Tony Lip (Green Book)
1287.1437Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
1386.422Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1486.3432Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
1585.1441Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
1684.9477Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
1784.956John Wick (John Wick)
1884.8352Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
1984.453Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
2084.0190Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
2184.011Natalie (Yellowjackets)
2283.81415Pumbaa (The Lion King)
2382.4794Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
2482.2540Meredith Palmer (The Office)
2582.06Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)

Most focused on the future characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.3137Rachel Berry (Glee)
287.7275Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones)
387.330Alex Dunphy (Modern Family)
486.8289Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
586.763Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)
686.4730Thanos (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
786.3257Robert Ford (Westworld)
884.829Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
984.715Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1084.2270Varys (Game of Thrones)
1184.0133Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
1284.0156Hans (Frozen)
1383.9673Charlotte York (Sex and the City)
1483.835Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
1583.722Light Yagami (Death Note)
1683.558Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption)
1783.483Molly Davidson (Booksmart)
1883.312Harald Finehair (Vikings)
1983.25John Rayburn (Bloodline)
2083.020Patrizia Reggiani (House of Gucci)
2182.9285Brandon Stark (Game of Thrones)
2282.9422Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
2382.715Scorpius (Farscape)
2482.635Thelonious Jaha (The 100)
2582.418Ava (Ex Machina)

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 on the present<--->focused on the future when aggregated at the character level.

  1. nonpolitical (not political) (r=0.5)
  2. drop out (not valedictorian) (r=0.49)
  3. goof-off (not studious) (r=0.48)
  4. underachiever (not overachiever) (r=0.48)
  5. physical (not intellectual) (r=0.48)
  6. folksy (not presidential) (r=0.47)
  7. unpolished (not eloquent) (r=0.47)
  8. lowbrow (not highbrow) (r=0.46)
  9. ADHD (not OCD) (r=0.45)
  10. loose (not tight) (r=0.45)


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