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

Most hard characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.118Logan Roy (Succession)
296.8502Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
396.598the Alien (Alien)
495.9270Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
595.520Rowan Pope (Scandal)
695.417Palpatine (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
794.9458Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
894.825Nurse Mildred Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
994.3233Man in Black (Westworld)
1094.116Malory Archer (Archer)
1194.1334Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
1293.7440Red Forman (That 70's Show)
1393.7509Agent Smith (The Matrix)
1493.79Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
1593.37Hunter Aloysius Percy (The OA)
1693.170Stormfront (The Boys)
1793.089The Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
1893.031Megatron (Transformers)
1992.7324Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
2092.6310Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
2192.31440Scar (The Lion King)
2292.1665Thanos (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
2392.0268Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
2492.0965Coriolanus Snow (The Hunger Games)
2591.8333The Joker (The Dark Knight)

Most soft characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
198.38Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
297.26Lenny (After Life)
395.224Glenn Sturgis (Superstore)
494.825Jerry Gergich (Parks and Recreation)
592.873George Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
692.622Emma Pillsbury (Glee)
792.5164Olaf (Frozen)
892.255Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (South Park)
991.929Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
1091.4238Chien-Po (Mulan)
1191.316Darryl Whitefeather (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
1291.2104Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
1391.072Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
1490.926Pop Tate (Riverdale)
1590.9306Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
1690.612Waverly Earp (Wynonna Earp)
1790.6120Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
1890.5195Nelson Bighetti (Silicon Valley)
1990.412Leslie Higgins (Ted Lasso)
2090.4335Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
2190.3112Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
2289.764Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)
2389.625Charlie Morningstar (Hazbin Hotel)
2489.549Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
2589.38Greg Hirsch (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 hard<--->soft when aggregated at the character level.

  1. hard (not soft) (r=0.96)
  2. fighter (not lover) (r=0.88)
  3. armoured (not vulnerable) (r=0.86)
  4. harsh (not gentle) (r=0.83)
  5. dominant (not submissive) (r=0.82)
  6. ferocious (not pacifist) (r=0.82)
  7. savory (not sweet) (r=0.82)
  8. intense (not lighthearted) (r=0.82)
  9. bossy (not meek) (r=0.82)
  10. suspicious (not awkward) (r=0.81)


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