Fictional Characters The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV  

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List Rules Vote up the extroverted characters that you find annoying

Extroverts aren't all bad and sometimes their bold, outgoing nature is an asset to social situations and work environments. However, some extroverts can be a bit much, especially if you're on the more withdrawn, introverted side of the spectrum. Because quirky personalities and over-the-top characters sell, there is no shortage of annoying extroverted TV characters. Such characters have an insatiable need to relate to others, talk through their every thought, and constantly connect. Some fictional extroverts can be funny and charming, sure, but the worst of the bunch are emotionally needy and - frankly - just plain annoying. 

From ESFPs to ENTPs to ESTPs and onward, television runs the gamut of the extroversion. Sometimes, it gets old. Some fictional extroverts were fun at first, but their antics lost their appeal over the course of many seasons. Fans are increasingly fatigued with the endless quirkiness of New Girl's Jessica Day and - back in the '90s - Friends enthusiasts found Phoebe's boundless enthusiasm suffered from the law of diminishing returns. Other annoying TV characters that happen to sway to the extrovert side of the spectrum were abhorred from day one. Do fans of Petyr Baelish of Game of Thrones actually exist and wasn't Grey's Anatomy's Izzie Stevens always a little too holier-than-thou for the liking? 

Keep in mind, this is all a little subjective. Those of us with extroverted qualities may find these characters more relatable than annoying. But for introverts sensitive to the overhearing nature of extroverts, many of these characters are just too much. 

Which of these extroverted characters are the worst? Vote up the characters that drive you nuts and vote down the charaacters you find (mostly) tolerable. If you know of any annoying TV characters who are extroverts, add them to the list!

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65 18
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Full House

2
48 11
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Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Good Morning, Miss Bliss

3
50 18
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Grey's Anatomy

4
54 21
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
The Walking Dead

5
44 16
Viserys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Game of Thrones

6
33 13
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Seinfeld

7
45 24
Carrie Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries

8
30 12
Susan Mayer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Susan Mayer Desperate Housewives

9
25 8
Chachi Arcola is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Happy Days

10
26 9
Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV

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40 22
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Game of Thrones

12
41 23
Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up, Full House, Hangin' with Michelle

13
43 26
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
The Simpsons

14
23 11
Rebecca Howe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Cheers

15
19 10
Brainy Smurf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
The Smurfs

16
23 14
Olivia Kendall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
The Cosby Show

17
23 14
Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Mad Men

18
35 26
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Family Guy

19
35 26
Jessica

20
51 46
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Friends

21
23 18
Pee-wee Herman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Pee-wee's Playhouse

22
24 20
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
South Park

23
18 15
Logan Huntzberger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Gilmore Girls

24
29 27
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Will & Grace

25
11 9
Paige Michalchuk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Paige Michalchuk Degrassi: The Next Generation

26
17 17
Tracy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
30 Rock

27
23 24
Fran Fine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
The Nanny

28
12 13
Jeff Winger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Community

29
26 29
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
SpongeBob SquarePants

30
7 9
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
the_husky added The Office

31
21 26
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
The Office

32
17 22
Elliot Reid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Scrubs, Scrubs: Interns

33
12 17
Gob Bluth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Arrested Development

34
18 25
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Angel/Buffy the Vampire Slayer

35
8 13
President Fitzgerald Grant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV

36
16 23
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

37
10 16
Neelix is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
Star Trek: Voyager

38
26 37
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
How I Met Your Mother

39
12 24
Leela is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Insufferable Extroverted Characters on TV
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