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

Most lowbrow characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.8282Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
290.1100Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
389.8376Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
488.89Reese Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
588.116Jonathan 'Gabe' Gabriel (Penny Arcade)
687.6111Ziggy Sobotka (The Wire)
787.5352Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
887.1361Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
987.1108Nick Sobotka (The Wire)
1086.783Frank Sobotka (The Wire)
1185.611Mat Cauthon (Wheel of Time)
1284.5516Kevin Malone (The Office)
1384.4394Moe Szyslak (The Simpsons)
1483.748Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1583.432Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
1682.4180Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1781.65Lenny (After Life)
1881.614Johnny 'Drama' Chase (Entourage)
1981.5346Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
2081.010Colby (Yellowstone)
2180.8456Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
2280.211Neil Fak (The Bear)
2379.828Mac (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
2479.7201Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley)
2579.2123Jimmy McNulty (The Wire)

Most highbrow characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
194.910Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
293.8278Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
391.7287Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
491.1327Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice)
591.05Duke Orsino (Twelfth Night)
690.527Bree Van de Kamp (Desperate Housewives)
790.4319Simon Tam (Firefly + Serenity)
889.556Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
988.979Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
1088.820Lady Jessica (Dune)
1188.8292Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
1288.741King George III (Hamilton)
1388.1877Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock)
1487.625Malory Archer (Archer)
1587.6285Olenna Tyrell (Game of Thrones)
1687.3396Eleanor Sung-Young (Crazy Rich Asians)
1787.063Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
1886.9335Inara Serra (Firefly + Serenity)
1986.810Barbara Howard (Abbott Elementary)
2086.7468Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2186.6345Fleur Delacour (Harry Potter)
2286.6220Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
2386.3237Robert Ford (Westworld)
2486.211Rose Weissman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
2586.132Tanya Chesham-Leigh (Mamma Mia!)

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 lowbrow<--->highbrow when aggregated at the character level.

  1. unpolished (not eloquent) (r=0.83)
  2. rustic (not cultured) (r=0.75)
  3. rugged (not refined) (r=0.74)
  4. folksy (not presidential) (r=0.74)
  5. scruffy (not manicured) (r=0.69)
  6. small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary) (r=0.68)
  7. blue-collar (not ivory-tower) (r=0.68)
  8. drop out (not valedictorian) (r=0.68)
  9. 🧢 (not 🎩) (r=0.67)
  10. sloppy (not fussy) (r=0.67)


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