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Desperate Housewives

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


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

Notability Name
83.6Bree Van de Kamp
83.6Gabrielle Solis
81.9Lynette Scavo
69.9Mary Alice Young
65.7Mike Delfino
63.9Carlos Solis
61.2Susan Mayer
58.2Edie Britt
42.3Tom Scavo
39.4Julie Mayer

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 Desperate Housewives?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 2
2 It's bad 19
3 It's okay 335
4 It's good 1137
5 It's my favorite 349

This gives it an average score of 3.98 / 5. Making it 177th 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
feminine (not masculine)0.0961829
artistic (not scientific)0.091348
stylish (not slovenly)0.0871783
charming (not awkward)0.0771829
fresh (not stinky)0.0741757
emotional (not logical)0.0681820
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0631810
social (not reclusive)0.0631774
disarming (not creepy)0.0471711
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0461737
deep (not shallow)0.0451786
intimate (not formal)0.0441775
indulgent (not sober)0.0431727
jock (not nerd)0.0421770
angelic (not demonic)0.0341762
loyal (not traitorous)0.0321819
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0311643
creative (not conventional)0.0291831
wild (not tame)0.0281298
gracious (not feisty)0.0231752
blissful (not haunted)0.0221252
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0181746
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0181317
lavish (not frugal)0.0161690
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0131293
alpha (not beta)0.0121731
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0121765
chaotic (not orderly)0.0091797
reasonable (not deranged)0.0081774
bossy (not meek)0.0071771
obedient (not rebellious)0.0061787
altruistic (not selfish)0.0051763
genius (not dunce)0.0041786
strict (not lenient)0.0041796
mainstream (not arcane)0.0031722
mature (not juvenile)0.01218


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