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

Most playful characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.213Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
296.9105Genie (Aladdin)
396.554Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
496.432Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
596.3408Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
696.1599Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
796.1272Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
895.99Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
995.927Amanita Caplan (Sense8)
1095.887Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
1195.772Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer)
1295.622SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
1395.636Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
1495.534Ryuk (Death Note)
1595.4135Charlie Harper (Two and Half Men)
1695.281Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
1794.867Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
1894.824Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
1994.814Jaskier (The Witcher)
2094.61209Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
2194.5446Michael Kelso (That 70's Show)
2294.511Keeley Jones (Ted Lasso)
2394.517Sterling Archer (Archer)
2494.520Georgia Miller (Ginny & Georgia)
2594.434Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Most shy characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
191.549Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
290.822Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
389.324Huck (Scandal)
488.221Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
587.217Nathan Shelley (Ted Lasso)
686.834'Chief' Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
786.492Vanya Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
886.282Charlie Kelmeckis (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
986.116Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
1085.5160Bella Swan (Twilight)
1185.4234Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
1285.360Jonathan Byers (Stranger Things)
1384.122Clare Edwards (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
1483.923Violet Parr (The Incredibles)
1583.923Otis Milburn (Sex Education)
1683.917Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
1783.89Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
1883.539Mikasa Ackermann (Attack on Titan)
1983.277Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (Jennifer's Body)
2082.9332Evan (Superbad)
2182.828Kif Kroker (Futurama)
2282.821Aimee Finecky (The Spectacular Now)
2382.773James (The End of the F***ing World)
2482.7382Stuart Bloom (The Big Bang Theory)
2582.6147Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)

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 playful<--->shy when aggregated at the character level.

  1. extrovert (not introvert) (r=0.84)
  2. exuberant (not subdued) (r=0.81)
  3. loud (not quiet) (r=0.78)
  4. 💃 (not 🧕) (r=0.78)
  5. outgoing (not withdrawn) (r=0.76)
  6. exhibitionist (not bashful) (r=0.75)
  7. bold (not serious) (r=0.75)
  8. flamboyant (not modest) (r=0.74)
  9. cassanova (not love shy) (r=0.73)
  10. 😜 (not 🤐) (r=0.73)


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