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

Most selfish characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.7298Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
298.062Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
397.720Logan Roy (Succession)
497.2143Homelander (The Boys)
597.230Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune)
697.1460Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
796.7187Ernesto de la Cruz (Coco)
896.535Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
996.527Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
1096.417Hiram Lodge (Riverdale)
1196.170Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
1296.148Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
1396.0322Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones)
1496.027Commodus (Gladiator)
1595.976Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
1695.988Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
1795.876Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
1895.717Rose Armitage (Get Out)
1995.7142Prince John (Robin Hood)
2095.637Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
2195.0536Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2295.033Dan Egan (Veep)
2394.9211Hans (Frozen)
2494.923Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
2594.7392Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)

Most altruistic characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
195.124Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
294.38Sam Obisanya (Ted Lasso)
392.924Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso)
492.5546Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
592.536Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
692.327Rod Williams (Get Out)
792.253Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
892.023Dorota Kishlovsky (Gossip Girl)
991.223Pop Tate (Riverdale)
1091.0206Jared Dunn (Silicon Valley)
1190.8507Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1290.643Monty Green (The 100)
1390.124Richard D. Winters (Band of Brothers)
1490.128Clark Kent (Smallville)
1590.1395Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
1689.8198Olaf (Frozen)
1789.7271Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
1889.6121Vision (WandaVision)
1989.6388Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter)
2089.6368Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight)
2189.5279Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones)
2289.5394Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
2389.446Bumblebee (Transformers)
2489.4332Beth March (Little Women)
2589.317Waverly Earp (Wynonna Earp)

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 selfish<--->altruistic when aggregated at the character level.

  1. entitled (not grateful) (r=0.92)
  2. receiving (not giving) (r=0.92)
  3. poisonous (not nurturing) (r=0.91)
  4. hypocritical (not equitable) (r=0.9)
  5. cunning (not honorable) (r=0.89)
  6. villainous (not heroic) (r=0.89)
  7. salacious (not wholesome) (r=0.88)
  8. cruel (not kind) (r=0.88)
  9. arrogant (not humble) (r=0.88)
  10. stingy (not generous) (r=0.88)


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