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Friday Night Lights

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


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

Notability Name
89.9Eric Taylor
86.1Tim Riggins
83.2Tami Taylor
82.0Matt Saracen
72.2Smash Williams
70.0Tyra Collette
61.7Lyla Garrity
56.7Landry Clarke
53.4Julie Taylor
49.2Jason Street

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 Friday Night Lights?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 3
2 It's bad 3
3 It's okay 207
4 It's good 1106
5 It's my favorite 257

This gives it an average score of 4.02 / 5. Making it 148th 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
disarming (not creepy)0.1521486
nurturing (not poisonous)0.1341517
angelic (not demonic)0.1311505
deep (not shallow)0.111544
mature (not juvenile)0.086772
loyal (not traitorous)0.0811562
blissful (not haunted)0.073769
charming (not awkward)0.0691558
reasonable (not deranged)0.0621522
high-tech (not low-tech)0.061792
orderly (not chaotic)0.0551533
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0481508
indulgent (not sober)0.0481510
obedient (not rebellious)0.0431542
scientific (not artistic)0.039812
altruistic (not selfish)0.0371516
skeptical (not spiritual)0.0361552
genius (not dunce)0.0331531
intimate (not formal)0.031535
beta (not alpha)0.031506
frugal (not lavish)0.0251505
tame (not wild)0.024779
lenient (not strict)0.0241535
feminine (not masculine)0.0181560
nerd (not jock)0.0161526
social (not reclusive)0.0141522
slovenly (not stylish)0.0141541
bossy (not meek)0.0141519
logical (not emotional)0.0081559
gracious (not feisty)0.0081518
conventional (not creative)0.0061561
mainstream (not arcane)0.0021488
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0021476
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0011522
genuine (not sarcastic)0.001798
fresh (not stinky)0.0011521


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