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

Most empirical characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.318Logan Roy (Succession)
287.712Inspector Kido (The Man in the High Castle)
385.413Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
484.411Lloyd (Yellowstone)
584.184Homelander (The Boys)
683.519Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (The Last of the Mohicans)
783.36Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
883.029Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
983.012John Dutton (Yellowstone)
1082.918Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1182.6432Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1281.7487Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1381.612Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
1481.225Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
1581.015Asuka Langly Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
1680.914Marcia Roy (Succession)
1780.2294Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
1879.618Malory Archer (Archer)
1979.2182Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2079.124Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)
2179.0117the Alien (Alien)
2278.920General Hux (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
2378.666Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
2478.390Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
2578.186Billy Butcher (The Boys)

Most theoretical characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
183.79Mozzie (White Collar)
282.0196Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
380.25Sebastian (Twelfth Night)
478.924Connor Deslauriers (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
576.98Neelix (Star Trek: Voyager)
675.414Istredd (The Witcher)
775.217Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code)
875.221Dr. Jennifer Melfi (The Sopranos)
974.054Dr. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
1073.8510Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
1173.629Monty Green (The 100)
1273.520Clare Edwards (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
1372.976Francis Mulcahy (M*A*S*H)
1472.3105Dr. Harry Wells (The Flash)
1571.815Viktor (Arcane)
1671.8254Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
1771.743Professor Oak (Pokémon)
1871.411Matt Braden (After Life)
1971.316Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)
2071.18Shuichi Aizawa (Death Note)
2170.938Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
2270.815Petrie (The Land Before Time)
2370.746Stu (The Hangover)
2470.642Leslie Thompkins (Gotham)
2570.523Liberty Van Zandt (Degrassi: The Next Generation)

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 empirical<--->theoretical when aggregated at the character level.

  1. ferocious (not pacifist) (r=0.54)
  2. jock (not nerd) (r=0.53)
  3. hard (not soft) (r=0.52)
  4. hard (not soft) (r=0.52)
  5. hunter (not gatherer) (r=0.52)
  6. doer (not thinker) (r=0.49)
  7. fighter (not lover) (r=0.49)
  8. suspicious (not awkward) (r=0.49)
  9. real (not philosophical) (r=0.47)
  10. assertive (not passive) (r=0.47)


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