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Criminal Minds

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Criminal Minds.


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
92.4Dr. Spencer Reid
90.5Penelope Garcia
86.8Derek Morgan
84.9Aaron Hotchner
80.0Jennifer Jareau
75.7David Rossi

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


The graph below shows what percent of people selected this universe as something they knew well enough to rate characters from by the age of the user (for users between 13 and 60 years of age).


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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 20
2 It's bad 25
3 It's okay 969
4 It's good 5912
5 It's my favorite 4847

This gives it an average score of 4.32 / 5. Making it 5th 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 important ways. And there are some very obvious things you can point to: users of this quiz are more likely to be young and more likely to be women.

There are several different ways that average ratings can be broken down. Here are average scores by gender:

Gender Average rating
Male 4.0
Female 4.34

The responses to the personality quiz can also be cross referenced with the universe ratings to see how personality affects it. The table below show the correlation between a user's response to a specific self report item and their rating of this universe.

Item Correlation with rating n
feminine (not masculine)0.08412556
fresh (not stinky)0.064912288
loyal (not traitorous)0.062512515
mature (not juvenile)0.05756154
disarming (not creepy)0.053312314
spiritual (not skeptical)0.052812449
stylish (not slovenly)0.044912273
lenient (not strict)0.044112561
awkward (not charming)0.039112518
nurturing (not poisonous)0.038412291
feisty (not gracious)0.037812289
high-tech (not low-tech)0.03776218
altruistic (not selfish)0.036412295
sober (not indulgent)0.03212253
blissful (not haunted)0.03126231
reasonable (not deranged)0.031212373
obedient (not rebellious)0.030812263
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.030212282
mainstream (not arcane)0.026112263
emotional (not logical)0.024112473
bossy (not meek)0.023912340
tame (not wild)0.02136320
deep (not shallow)0.021112325
nerd (not jock)0.020812349
sarcastic (not genuine)0.01746244
genius (not dunce)0.016112467
angelic (not demonic)0.015912274
beta (not alpha)0.015412275
sheriff (not outlaw)0.013412260
chaotic (not orderly)0.010312489
reclusive (not social)0.006212294
intimate (not formal)0.004112305
scientific (not artistic)0.00366502
creative (not conventional)0.003212537
lavish (not frugal)0.002912224
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.001812222

How these items predict the ratings for this universe can be compared to how the same items predict the ratings of other universes. The universes with the most similar patterns on the predictors are:


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