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Most nerd or jock characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 1,750 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)
298.78The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager)
397.8197Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
497.5401Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
597.456Dr. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
697.491Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
797.124L (Death Note)
896.875Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
996.7296Abed Nadir (Community)
1096.76Abe Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1196.765Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
1296.311Jeremy Chetri (Wynonna Earp)
1396.3148Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
1496.334Louis Tully (Ghostbusters)
1596.240Dr. Chan Kaifang (Space Force)
1696.217Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1796.214Wesley Crusher (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1896.121Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
1996.01057C-3PO (Star Wars)
2096.027Cyril Figgis (Archer)
2196.0313Fogell (McLovin) (Superbad)
2295.955Tina Belcher (Bob's Burgers)
2395.8407Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
2495.877George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
2595.6449Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)

Most jock characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.37Jamie Tartt (Ted Lasso)
298.540Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
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)
1991.320Vi (Arcane)
2091.150Byron Hadley (The Shawshank Redemption)
2191.159Billy Hargrove (Stranger Things)
2290.9118Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
2390.916Sterling Archer (Archer)
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=0.59)

Notes

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