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

Most nerd characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.817Mozzie (White Collar)
298.0259Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
397.661Dr. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
497.5401Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
597.596Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
697.124L (Death Note)
796.875Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
896.7296Abed Nadir (Community)
996.5157Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
1096.311Jeremy Chetri (Wynonna Earp)
1196.334Louis Tully (Ghostbusters)
1296.240Dr. Chan Kaifang (Space Force)
1396.217Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1496.260Tina Belcher (Bob's Burgers)
1596.121Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
1696.17Abe Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1796.01057C-3PO (Star Wars)
1896.027Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1996.0315Fogell (McLovin) (Superbad)
2095.978George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
2195.8407Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
2295.8132Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
2395.6449Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
2495.614Ethan Ryan MacManus (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
2595.628Gary Walsh (Veep)

Most jock characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.743Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
297.19Jamie Tartt (Ted Lasso)
395.342Homelander (The Boys)
495.259Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
595.250Johnny Lawrence (Cobra Kai)
694.441Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
794.367Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
893.9333Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
993.722Drew Torres (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
1093.5368Shane Walsh (The Walking Dead)
1193.347A-Train (The Boys)
1293.1103Noah Puckerman (Glee)
1393.0109Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
1492.956Smash Williams (Friday Night Lights)
1592.6116Sue Sylvester (Glee)
1692.431Rollo Sigurdsson (Vikings)
1792.129Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1892.134Wolverine (X-Men)
1991.150Byron Hadley (The Shawshank Redemption)
2091.159Billy Hargrove (Stranger Things)
2190.9118Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
2290.916Sterling Archer (Archer)
2390.821Vi (Arcane)
2490.615Bob Parr (The Incredibles)
2590.573Dominic Toretto (Fast & Furious)

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 nerd<--->jock when aggregated at the character level.

  1. bookish (not sporty) (r=0.87)
  2. 🧠 (not 💪) (r=0.79)
  3. intellectual (not physical) (r=0.77)
  4. 🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️) (r=0.7)
  5. 🎨 (not 🏀) (r=0.69)
  6. thinker (not doer) (r=0.69)
  7. gatherer (not hunter) (r=0.63)
  8. metrosexual (not macho) (r=0.62)
  9. dorky (not cool) (r=0.62)
  10. 🧐 (not 😎) (r=0.6)


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