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

Most democratic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.723Kala Dandekar (Sense8)
289.79Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
389.2266Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
488.5287Lady Sybil Crawley (Downton Abbey)
588.1137Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1)
688.012Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
787.612Juliana Crain (The Man in the High Castle)
887.5278Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (LOST)
987.5290Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
1087.2488Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1186.6303Hoban Washburne (Firefly + Serenity)
1286.5294Charlie Young (The West Wing)
1386.06Viola (Twelfth Night)
1485.89Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
1585.413Lito Rodriguez (Sense8)
1685.2255Sam Seaborn (The West Wing)
1785.021Padme Amidala (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
1884.929Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1984.8357Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
2084.617Annie Hall (Annie Hall)
2184.37Eugene G. Roe (Band of Brothers)
2284.325Christian (Moulin Rouge!)
2384.1116Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (The Wire)
2483.935Maxwell Klinger (M*A*S*H)
2583.9474Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Most authoritarian characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.023Commodus (Gladiator)
298.0291Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
395.9528Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
495.91051Darth Vader (Star Wars)
595.853Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
695.68Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
795.4212Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
895.412Logan Roy (Succession)
995.3297Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
1095.2365Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
1195.020Ari Gold (Entourage)
1294.9445Agent Smith (The Matrix)
1394.8223Dukat (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1494.6477Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1594.3943Coriolanus Snow (The Hunger Games)
1694.3675Thanos (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
1794.040Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
1894.0375Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
1993.7420Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
2093.622Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
2193.536Darlene Snell (Ozark)
2293.537Frank Costello (The Departed)
2393.411O'Brien (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
2493.062King George III (Hamilton)
2592.853Major Arnold Toht (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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 democratic<--->authoritarian when aggregated at the character level.

  1. kind (not cruel) (r=0.84)
  2. sweet (not bitter) (r=0.8)
  3. accepting (not judgemental) (r=0.8)
  4. warm (not quarrelsome) (r=0.8)
  5. warm (not cold) (r=0.79)
  6. empath (not psychopath) (r=0.79)
  7. soulful (not soulless) (r=0.78)
  8. angelic (not demonic) (r=0.77)
  9. not genocidal (not genocidal) (r=0.77)
  10. nurturing (not poisonous) (r=0.77)


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