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The Big Bang Theory

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of The Big Bang Theory.


The dataset has 10 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
84.3Sheldon Cooper
74.7Leonard Hofstadter
74.0Amy Farrah Fowler
63.1Bernadette Rostenkowski
58.9Raj Koothrappali
55.5Howard Wolowitz
40.9Mary Cooper
25.7Leslie Winkle
24.9Stuart Bloom

To see how each character was rated by users, view their individual page.


As part of the survey where they rated characters, users were also asked the question "How do you rate The Big Bang Theory?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 62
2 It's bad 294
3 It's okay 1896
4 It's good 3648
5 It's my favorite 778

This gives it an average score of 3.72 / 5. Making it 308th out of the 342 universes in the dataset ordered by rating.

The average rating may be hard to generalize though, the users of one online personality quiz could not be representative of the population in general in important ways. And there are some very obvious things you can point to: users of the quiz are biased towards being women and being younger. To kind of explore this idea, we can correlate user ratings with responses to the self-report personality quiz to see what type of people give this universe higher ratings. The table below show the correlation between a users response to a specific self report item and their rating of this universe.

Item Correlation with rating n
mainstream (not arcane)0.1026095
blissful (not haunted)0.0974774
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0956225
fresh (not stinky)0.0926352
scientific (not artistic)0.0765208
alpha (not beta)0.0746243
sober (not indulgent)0.0736215
genius (not dunce)0.076442
strict (not lenient)0.0686513
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0654919
conventional (not creative)0.0636609
jock (not nerd)0.0626425
bossy (not meek)0.0596422
orderly (not chaotic)0.0576485
feminine (not masculine)0.0546630
charming (not awkward)0.0516615
mature (not juvenile)0.0514929
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0476529
reasonable (not deranged)0.0456426
loyal (not traitorous)0.0426557
lavish (not frugal)0.0385951
obedient (not rebellious)0.0356456
social (not reclusive)0.0336415
formal (not intimate)0.036364
logical (not emotional)0.036557
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.035625
stylish (not slovenly)0.0266420
poisonous (not nurturing)0.0246275
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0245079
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0216380
disarming (not creepy)0.0196126
wild (not tame)0.0185034
gracious (not feisty)0.0176297
deep (not shallow)0.0096471
selfish (not altruistic)0.0036360
demonic (not angelic)0.06344


  1. Notability is computed as the average of 204: important (not irrelevant) and 401: main character (not side character).
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