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


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

Notability Name
95.6Paul Atreides
81.2Duke Leto Atreides
79.4Lady Jessica
71.0Thufir Hawat
66.0Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 50
2 It's bad 54
3 It's okay 503
4 It's good 1499
5 It's my favorite 380

This gives it an average score of 3.85 / 5. Making it 221st 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 4.06
Female 3.63

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
masculine (not feminine)0.20492663
arcane (not mainstream)0.17172514
nerd (not jock)0.16682508
skeptical (not spiritual)0.13122625
logical (not emotional)0.12422653
scientific (not artistic)0.11521638
genius (not dunce)0.11342529
nurturing (not poisonous)0.10532498
slovenly (not stylish)0.10042594
indulgent (not sober)0.09552492
deep (not shallow)0.08892604
gracious (not feisty)0.08172494
reasonable (not deranged)0.08022528
tame (not wild)0.07341505
haunted (not blissful)0.07191491
genuine (not sarcastic)0.06391592
altruistic (not selfish)0.06212491
stinky (not fresh)0.0612496
loyal (not traitorous)0.05392654
meek (not bossy)0.05162502
frugal (not lavish)0.04882484
reclusive (not social)0.04842493
orderly (not chaotic)0.04112532
disarming (not creepy)0.03562516
sheriff (not outlaw)0.03372491
charming (not awkward)0.03192638
conventional (not creative)0.01872642
juvenile (not mature)0.01721488
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.01672495
high-tech (not low-tech)0.01591593
angelic (not demonic)0.01252492
intimate (not formal)0.0082594
lenient (not strict)0.00512568
rebellious (not obedient)0.00372590
beta (not alpha)0.00042489
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.00032490

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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