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

Most calm characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.328Yoda (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
294.4462Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
393.8146Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
493.229Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
591.523Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
691.326Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
791.024Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
890.646Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
990.327Optimus Prime (Transformers)
1089.8483The Oracle (The Matrix)
1189.3307Derrial Book (Firefly + Serenity)
1289.2157Mamá Coco (Coco)
1389.254Blondie (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
1488.795Lester Freamon (The Wire)
1588.4351Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
1688.329T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
1788.122Saitama (One Punch Man)
1888.1284Robert Ford (Westworld)
1987.719Spike (The Land Before Time)
2087.117Watari (Death Note)
2187.025Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon)
2286.919Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
2386.627Oh Il-nam (Squid Game)
2486.647Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (The Shawshank Redemption)
2586.618Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)

Most anxious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.5191Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
295.311Petrie (The Land Before Time)
395.1537Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
494.816Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
594.772Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
693.9121Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
793.933Ari Gold (Entourage)
893.4114The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
993.37Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
1093.240Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
1192.938Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1292.8993C-3PO (Star Wars)
1392.424Johnny 'Drama' Chase (Entourage)
1492.316David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints)
1592.253Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1692.034Charlie Cheswick (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1792.0366Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
1891.660Columbus (Zombieland)
1991.6407Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter)
2091.542Hannah Horvath (Girls)
2191.4419George Costanza (Seinfeld)
2291.469Ashley Barrett (The Boys)
2391.3842Rex (Toy Story)
2491.112Greg Hirsch (Succession)
2590.7126Marlin (Finding Nemo)

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 calm<--->anxious when aggregated at the character level.

  1. still (not twitchy) (r=0.76)
  2. stoic (not hypochondriac) (r=0.72)
  3. confident (not insecure) (r=0.69)
  4. rhythmic (not stuttering) (r=0.63)
  5. never cries (not often crying) (r=0.62)
  6. self-assured (not self-conscious) (r=0.6)
  7. stable (not moody) (r=0.6)
  8. enlightened (not lost) (r=0.6)
  9. coordinated (not clumsy) (r=0.6)
  10. sturdy (not flimsy) (r=0.6)


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