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


The dataset has 3 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
90.4Sherlock Holmes
89.1Joan Watson
57.2Marcus Bell

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 9
2 It's bad 14
3 It's okay 339
4 It's good 971
5 It's my favorite 172

This gives it an average score of 3.85 / 5. Making it 217th 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 3.81
Female 3.86

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
nurturing (not poisonous)0.11511611
nerd (not jock)0.11231623
mature (not juvenile)0.0967988
disarming (not creepy)0.08861621
angelic (not demonic)0.07811609
loyal (not traitorous)0.06911653
tame (not wild)0.06771031
altruistic (not selfish)0.06581614
deep (not shallow)0.06481627
genius (not dunce)0.06251648
orderly (not chaotic)0.0571646
sheriff (not outlaw)0.04711607
intimate (not formal)0.04421611
arcane (not mainstream)0.04391619
obedient (not rebellious)0.04381613
reasonable (not deranged)0.0431632
fresh (not stinky)0.03351610
emotional (not logical)0.03021651
lavish (not frugal)0.02951609
low-tech (not high-tech)0.02911015
spiritual (not skeptical)0.02421647
charming (not awkward)0.02021660
artistic (not scientific)0.01961063
genuine (not sarcastic)0.01741020
feminine (not masculine)0.01711668
indulgent (not sober)0.01691614
creative (not conventional)0.01481659
beta (not alpha)0.01451602
social (not reclusive)0.0131613
gracious (not feisty)0.0131610
meek (not bossy)0.01131627
lenient (not strict)0.00931666
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.00461612
haunted (not blissful)0.00381017
stylish (not slovenly)0.00261612
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0011608

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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