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

Most direct characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.610Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
298.06Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
397.715Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
497.033Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
596.89Amos Burton (The Expanse)
696.455Temperance Brennan (Bones)
795.7921Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
894.9589Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
994.7410Red Forman (That 70's Show)
1094.624Dina Fox (Superstore)
1194.318Shirley Schmidt (Boston Legal)
1294.325T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
1394.021M (Tommorrow Never Dies)
1494.0371Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
1593.9195Worf (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1693.735Dr. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
1793.7124Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
1893.6589Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy)
1993.5171Teal'c (Stargate SG-1)
2093.519Nynaeve al'Meara (Wheel of Time)
2193.48The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager)
2293.3301Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2393.385Sue Sylvester (Glee)
2493.323Worf (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
2593.279Levi Ackermann (Attack on Titan)

Most roundabout characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
188.013Greg Hirsch (Succession)
286.157George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
385.8288Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones)
485.5139Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
585.330Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
684.216Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
784.128James Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
882.970Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
982.39Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
1081.718John Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility)
1181.648John Michael Dorian (Scrubs)
1281.331Gary Walsh (Veep)
1381.218Cyril Figgis (Archer)
1481.130Mike McLintock (Veep)
1580.917Shawn Spencer (Psych)
1680.7145Alfredo Linguini (Ratatouille)
1780.555Susan Mayer (Desperate Housewives)
1880.410Matt Braden (After Life)
1979.610Neelix (Star Trek: Voyager)
2079.211Shauna (Yellowjackets)
2178.5187Elim Garak (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2278.457Vizzini (The Princess Bride)
2378.218Prince Hamlet (Hamlet)
2478.0660Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)
2578.0320George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice)

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 direct<--->roundabout when aggregated at the character level.

  1. frank (not sugarcoated) (r=0.73)
  2. assertive (not passive) (r=0.71)
  3. sturdy (not flimsy) (r=0.7)
  4. decisive (not hesitant) (r=0.69)
  5. mighty (not puny) (r=0.69)
  6. alpha (not beta) (r=0.68)
  7. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.68)
  8. armoured (not vulnerable) (r=0.67)
  9. resolute (not wavering) (r=0.67)
  10. thick-skinned (not sensitive) (r=0.67)


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