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

Most serious characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.08Tuvok (Star Trek: Voyager)
290.7586Angela Martin (The Office)
390.418Uma Heller (Only Murders in the Building)
490.326Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
590.131Michael Groff (Sex Education)
688.820Chuck McGill (Better Call Saul)
788.616Count Alexei Karenin (Anna Karenina)
887.169Peter (The Room)
987.1193Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1086.426Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1185.9279Charlie Carson (Downton Abbey)
1285.920Inspector Kido (The Man in the High Castle)
1385.843Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1485.822Doc (Baby Driver)
1585.875Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
1685.733Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
1785.3199Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place)
1885.224Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
1985.226Genos (One Punch Man)
2085.154Alex Dunphy (Modern Family)
2184.81082C-3PO (Star Wars)
2284.853Javert (Les Misérables)
2384.5327Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
2484.545Ashley Wilkes (Gone With the Wind)
2584.3231Cobra Bubbles (Lilo & Stitch)

Most bold characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
196.634Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
296.416Ava Coleman (Abbott Elementary)
394.324Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
493.8433Goh Peik Lin (Crazy Rich Asians)
593.113Maxine Baker (Ginny & Georgia)
692.110Miriam Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
791.931Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
891.850Shawn Spencer (Psych)
991.431Kimmy Schmidt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
1091.2621Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
1190.928Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1290.749Maxwell Klinger (M*A*S*H)
1390.71191Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
1490.586Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
1590.4436Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
1690.375Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
1790.26Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
1889.931Reese Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
1989.825Angel Dust (Hazbin Hotel)
2089.635Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
2189.2234Ed (Cowboy Bebop)
2289.161Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
2389.020Amanita Caplan (Sense8)
2489.076Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
2589.015Roman Roy (Succession)

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 serious<--->bold when aggregated at the character level.

  1. scheduled (not spontaneous) (r=0.82)
  2. 🤐 (not 😜) (r=0.8)
  3. 🧕 (not 💃) (r=0.8)
  4. deliberate (not spontaneous) (r=0.79)
  5. methodical (not astonishing) (r=0.79)
  6. serious (not playful) (r=0.77)
  7. subdued (not exuberant) (r=0.77)
  8. stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous) (r=0.76)
  9. cautious (not impulsive) (r=0.75)
  10. tight (not loose) (r=0.75)


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