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

Most hesitant characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.121Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
291.076Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
391.068George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
491.0144Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
588.7360Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
687.615Cyril Figgis (Archer)
787.569Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
887.5133The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
987.2342Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
1086.816Petrie (The Land Before Time)
1186.535Charlie Cheswick (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1286.2119Alfredo Linguini (Ratatouille)
1385.7824Rex (Toy Story)
1485.528Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
1585.315Greg Hirsch (Succession)
1685.0164Morty Smith (Rick and Morty)
1784.932Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1884.522Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
1983.813Jimmy Hurdstrom (Yellowstone)
2083.7133Alan Harper (Two and Half Men)
2183.613Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)
2283.526Kif Kroker (Futurama)
2383.328Gary Walsh (Veep)
2482.9200Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
2582.996Charlie Kelmeckis (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Most decisive characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.38Amos Burton (The Expanse)
295.06Misty (Yellowjackets)
394.927John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
494.719Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
594.185Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
694.0671Thanos (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
793.519Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
893.3510Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
993.211O'Brien (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
1093.19Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
1193.07Taissa (Yellowjackets)
1292.8382The Joker (The Dark Knight)
1392.7645Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
1492.67John Dutton (Yellowstone)
1592.580John Wick (John Wick)
1692.5913Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
1792.4333Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
1892.475the Alien (Alien)
1992.311Bobbie Draper (The Expanse)
2092.329Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
2192.2474Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2292.212Patty Hewes (Damages)
2392.277Stormfront (The Boys)
2492.021Dina Fox (Superstore)
2592.0127Omar Little (The Wire)

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 hesitant<--->decisive when aggregated at the character level.

  1. submissive (not dominant) (r=0.85)
  2. passive (not assertive) (r=0.84)
  3. beta (not alpha) (r=0.82)
  4. vulnerable (not armoured) (r=0.81)
  5. self-conscious (not self-assured) (r=0.81)
  6. insecure (not confident) (r=0.79)
  7. meek (not bossy) (r=0.78)
  8. sensitive (not thick-skinned) (r=0.76)
  9. soft (not hard) (r=0.75)
  10. apprentice (not master) (r=0.74)


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