Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz
This is an interactive personality quiz that will match you to fictional characters from a large database based on similarity of description.
When the creator of this website would tell people that he published personality tests on the internet, people would usually ask him if he meant that he worked at BuzzFeed on their "Which character are you?" personality quizzes. And he would have to explain that he did not and had never been very interested in that style of test. These quizzes are very fun, as evidenced by their extreme popularity. But they are not that meaningful, two people who get the same result on a typical example of these tests don't necessarily have much more in common than two randomly paired individuals. So for the longest time this website had not one character match personality quiz, but I guess it was inevitable because here is an attempt at a slightly more scientific, but still silly, "Which Character Are You?" test.
This test was created by getting more than 3 million volunteers to describe characters on a variety of different adjective based scales. This created a database of descriptions for 1,700 characters. A user's self ratings are compared against these profiles and the closest match is found. The documentation on how this quiz works and was developed can be found here. There is also a peer report version, which addresses the biases of self-report, and a version for couples.
The test is made of pairs of adjectives with a slider between them. For each pair you must indicate by dragging the slider to where you fall on the spectrum between them. This test is adaptive and you can select how many questions you want to do using the version option. The median time to complete the reccomended version is 185 seconds (~3 minutes).
This interactive program is provided for entertainment and informational use only. It should not be used as psychological advice or a screening tool of any kind and comes without any guarantee of fitness for any particular purpose.