Character Recommendations Based on Violet Crawley

C. J. Cregg The West Wing

White House Press Secretary who's a master of verbal karate and the best damn basketball player in Ohio Valley history

Alicia Florrick The Good Wife

Calling her a "good wife" is damning this smart, capable, thoughtful woman with too-faint praise

Joan Holloway Mad Men

Could run the whole company if only they'd let her, but for now, she'll rule the secretarial pool

Tim Riggins Friday Night Lights (TV)

Brooding halfback who has cornered Dillon's market for "troubled bad boy"

Emma Woodhouse Emma

She knows what's best for everyone else, just don't try to tell her what to do

Claire Underwood House of Cards

Scary intimidating, and she knows it

Natasha Rostova War and Peace

Romantic, impulsive, and captivated by the joys of life, Natasha is on the messy path of growing up

Tami Taylor Friday Night Lights (TV)

Much more than just "Coach Taylor's wife," she's making herself known in town as a caring, persistent guidance counselor

Jane Eyre Jane Eyre

Jane might be lacking in self-esteem, but definitely not in backbone

Selina Meyer Veep

Being Vice President certainly isn't enough to satisfy Selina's ego, but she'll deal with it. For now