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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


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

Notability Name
76.0Clementine Kruczynski
58.3Joel Barish
49.6Mary Svevo

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 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 6
2 It's bad 17
3 It's okay 238
4 It's good 1333
5 It's my favorite 598

This gives it an average score of 4.14 / 5. Making it 40th 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 4.17
Female 4.14

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
outlaw (not sheriff)0.1052258
emotional (not logical)0.09582333
intimate (not formal)0.08782283
juvenile (not mature)0.08681812
rebellious (not obedient)0.07772287
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.06862268
wild (not tame)0.06821849
artistic (not scientific)0.0591898
deranged (not reasonable)0.0582295
lenient (not strict)0.05452328
creative (not conventional)0.05142337
nerd (not jock)0.04772276
indulgent (not sober)0.04352263
arcane (not mainstream)0.03982271
awkward (not charming)0.0372335
feisty (not gracious)0.03422261
chaotic (not orderly)0.03392294
haunted (not blissful)0.03371825
reclusive (not social)0.02842264
meek (not bossy)0.02832281
deep (not shallow)0.02762305
selfish (not altruistic)0.02672262
stinky (not fresh)0.02662265
poisonous (not nurturing)0.02592262
genuine (not sarcastic)0.02561852
frugal (not lavish)0.02492257
loyal (not traitorous)0.02092338
demonic (not angelic)0.02082259
high-tech (not low-tech)0.02011852
beta (not alpha)0.01952257
dunce (not genius)0.01562293
creepy (not disarming)0.01462285
feminine (not masculine)0.0122350
stylish (not slovenly)0.01192289
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.00822251
spiritual (not skeptical)0.00282316

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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