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Ender's Game

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Ender's Game.


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

Notability Name
95.8Ender Wiggin
80.2Petra Arkanian
70.0Colonel Graff
62.9Valentine Wiggin
48.7Peter Wiggin

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 Ender's Game?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 25
2 It's bad 50
3 It's okay 803
4 It's good 1735
5 It's my favorite 252

This gives it an average score of 3.75 / 5. Making it 273rd 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 3.84
Female 3.72

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)0.07873068
genius (not dunce)0.07433011
logical (not emotional)0.05913056
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0592945
nerd (not jock)0.05492965
slovenly (not stylish)0.04882988
reclusive (not social)0.04742954
skeptical (not spiritual)0.04723043
nurturing (not poisonous)0.04682952
scientific (not artistic)0.04181659
stinky (not fresh)0.03942962
tame (not wild)0.03851573
strict (not lenient)0.03643028
bossy (not meek)0.03462969
arcane (not mainstream)0.0332965
alpha (not beta)0.03172955
disarming (not creepy)0.03152969
indulgent (not sober)0.03122952
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0231593
conventional (not creative)0.02013052
obedient (not rebellious)0.01792983
gracious (not feisty)0.01712956
reasonable (not deranged)0.01562974
genuine (not sarcastic)0.01521598
angelic (not demonic)0.01422956
charming (not awkward)0.01223050
juvenile (not mature)0.01141545
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.00912954
altruistic (not selfish)0.00862959
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.00792945
shallow (not deep)0.00782998
frugal (not lavish)0.00692947
loyal (not traitorous)0.00493056
orderly (not chaotic)0.00413012
formal (not intimate)0.00392988
haunted (not blissful)0.00071557

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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