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

Most intellectual characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
1100.06J. Robert Oppenheimer (Oppenheimer)
297.9456Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
396.712Saanvi Bahl (Manifest)
496.4229Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
596.429Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (Futurama)
696.2438Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
796.025Mozzie (White Collar)
896.026Cecil B. Heimerdinger (Arcane)
995.9274Brandon Stark (Game of Thrones)
1095.8134Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
1195.721Malcolm Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
1295.747Dr. Chan Kaifang (Space Force)
1395.432Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network)
1495.2271Robert Ford (Westworld)
1595.2286Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
1695.0298Toby Ziegler (The West Wing)
1794.9259Varys (Game of Thrones)
1894.830Q (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1994.730L (Death Note)
2094.6247Olenna Tyrell (Game of Thrones)
2194.21019C-3PO (Star Wars)
2294.193Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
2394.020Light Yagami (Death Note)
2493.65Sydney Adamu (The Bear)
2593.68The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager)

Most physical characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.4387Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
294.870Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
394.5423Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
493.212Perrin Aybara (Wheel of Time)
593.225Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
693.2452Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
792.448Josh Chan (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
892.1105Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
991.812Amos Burton (The Expanse)
1091.749Byron Hadley (The Shawshank Redemption)
1191.468Billy Hargrove (Stranger Things)
1291.134Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
1390.91210Joey Tribbiani (Friends)
1490.854Mac (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1590.474Noah Puckerman (Glee)
1690.444A-Train (The Boys)
1790.311Reese Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
1890.036Arthur Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
1989.5103Jason Mendoza (The Good Place)
2089.4333Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
2189.415Jamie Tartt (Ted Lasso)
2289.447The Deep (The Boys)
2389.340Johnny Lawrence (Cobra Kai)
2489.221David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
2589.075Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)

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 intellectual<--->physical when aggregated at the character level.

  1. 🧠 (not 💪) (r=0.92)
  2. bookish (not sporty) (r=0.85)
  3. nerd (not jock) (r=0.77)
  4. big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary) (r=0.76)
  5. thinker (not doer) (r=0.74)
  6. reasoned (not instinctual) (r=0.69)
  7. high IQ (not low IQ) (r=0.69)
  8. 👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤) (r=0.68)
  9. valedictorian (not drop out) (r=0.67)
  10. overthinker (not underthinker) (r=0.66)


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