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Grey's Anatomy

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


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

Notability Name
90.8Cristina Yang
90.6Miranda Bailey
88.3Meredith Grey
87.5Derek Shepherd
81.5Alex Karev
80.8Richard Webber
68.3George O'Malley
61.3Addison Montgomery
46.1Izzie Stevens
45.1Preston Burke

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.


As part of the survey where they rated characters, users were also asked the question "How do you rate Grey's Anatomy?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 7
2 It's bad 71
3 It's okay 1230
4 It's good 4447
5 It's my favorite 3347

This gives it an average score of 4.21 / 5. Making it 35th 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
feminine (not masculine)0.1329016
mainstream (not arcane)0.1118157
bossy (not meek)0.1058819
jock (not nerd)0.1038819
fresh (not stinky)0.18747
blissful (not haunted)0.0976863
social (not reclusive)0.0958809
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0837001
charming (not awkward)0.0828991
alpha (not beta)0.0738472
lavish (not frugal)0.0678123
orderly (not chaotic)0.0648868
sheriff (not outlaw)0.068500
loyal (not traitorous)0.0578953
stylish (not slovenly)0.0548770
conventional (not creative)0.0549003
scientific (not artistic)0.0537358
genius (not dunce)0.0518823
reasonable (not deranged)0.0498798
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0497237
strict (not lenient)0.0438848
wild (not tame)0.0427214
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.048774
angelic (not demonic)0.0368725
sober (not indulgent)0.0328456
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0318860
obedient (not rebellious)0.0258843
formal (not intimate)0.0248700
emotional (not logical)0.0218941
shallow (not deep)0.0188801
disarming (not creepy)0.0158369
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0158579
altruistic (not selfish)0.0158727
mature (not juvenile)0.0147100
gracious (not feisty)0.0128683
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0087564


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