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


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

Notability Name
85.5Kate Beckett
83.3Richard Castle
73.7Alexis Castle
69.6Javier Esposito
65.8Martha Rodgers
51.4Kevin Ryan

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 Castle?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 4
3 It's okay 253
4 It's good 1004
5 It's my favorite 255

This gives it an average score of 3.99 / 5. Making it 166th 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
blissful (not haunted)0.088990
disarming (not creepy)0.0771374
feminine (not masculine)0.0621496
genius (not dunce)0.061441
charming (not awkward)0.0571491
emotional (not logical)0.0511484
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0491473
angelic (not demonic)0.0471425
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0441294
deep (not shallow)0.0431459
loyal (not traitorous)0.0381486
social (not reclusive)0.0361434
mature (not juvenile)0.0361006
fresh (not stinky)0.0351418
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0341406
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0321429
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0321406
obedient (not rebellious)0.0321465
strict (not lenient)0.031446
bossy (not meek)0.0271435
reasonable (not deranged)0.0271436
conventional (not creative)0.0251494
mainstream (not arcane)0.021373
scientific (not artistic)0.0181095
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0181033
orderly (not chaotic)0.0131451
indulgent (not sober)0.011395
slovenly (not stylish)0.0071454
intimate (not formal)0.0071450
wild (not tame)0.0071031
jock (not nerd)0.0071435
gracious (not feisty)0.0061409
alpha (not beta)0.0061401
frugal (not lavish)0.0041346
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0031063
altruistic (not selfish)0.01424


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