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Most blue-collar or ivory-tower 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 "blue-collar" to "ivory-tower". 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 "blue-collar" is the same as 100/100 for "ivory-tower". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most blue-collar characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
199.213Jim (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
297.17Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
396.013Amos Burton (The Expanse)
495.7112Frank Sobotka (The Wire)
595.511Rip Wheeler (Yellowstone)
694.8323Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
794.110Mat Cauthon (Wheel of Time)
893.9100Dennis 'Cutty' Wise (The Wire)
993.4125Galen Tyrol (Battlestar Galactica)
1093.2299Beryl Patmore (Downton Abbey)
1193.1124Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (The Wire)
1292.8105Nick Sobotka (The Wire)
1392.614Perrin Aybara (Wheel of Time)
1492.536Kim Ki-taek (Parasite)
1592.1133Ed Hurley (Twin Peaks)
1691.1377Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
1791.1304Kaylee Frye (Firefly + Serenity)
1890.8103Preston 'Bodie' Broadus (The Wire)
1990.8333Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly + Serenity)
2090.713Huckleberry Finn (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
2190.2303Daisy Mason (Downton Abbey)
2290.1105Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
2390.0101Chris Partlow (The Wire)
2489.728Wyatt Langmore (Ozark)
2589.610Joe Cruz (Chicago Fire)

Most ivory-tower characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.518Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)
296.813Malory Archer (Archer)
396.614Queen Gertrude (Hamlet)
495.2286Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
594.9192Gavin Belson (Silicon Valley)
694.4113Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
793.9306Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice)
893.622Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)
993.224Commodus (Gladiator)
1093.173Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
1193.1271Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
1293.09Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
1392.3156Winn Adami (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1492.076Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
1591.6424Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
1691.321Shiv Roy (Succession)
1791.2237Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
1890.9313Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
1990.755Prince Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
2090.7233Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
2190.423Roman Roy (Succession)
2290.161Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
2390.1310Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
2490.0219Roger Sterling (Mad Men)
2590.0384Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)

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 blue-collar<--->ivory-tower when aggregated at the character level.

  1. proletariat (not bourgeoisie) (r=0.88)
  2. poor (not rich) (r=0.79)
  3. 🧢 (not 🎩) (r=0.69)
  4. lowbrow (not highbrow) (r=0.68)
  5. provincial (not cosmopolitan) (r=0.68)
  6. thrifty (not extravagant) (r=0.68)
  7. rugged (not refined) (r=0.67)
  8. frugal (not lavish) (r=0.66)
  9. scruffy (not manicured) (r=0.66)
  10. 👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️) (r=0.66)


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