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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 (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 Grey's Anatomy?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 31
2 It's bad 127
3 It's okay 1581
4 It's good 4984
5 It's my favorite 3684

This gives it an average score of 4.17 / 5. Making it 27th 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 3.96
Female 4.18

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
feminine (not masculine)0.134210821
blissful (not haunted)0.0978760
bossy (not meek)0.094610618
mainstream (not arcane)0.094210528
fresh (not stinky)0.09410533
social (not reclusive)0.092110536
jock (not nerd)0.08610638
charming (not awkward)0.080410787
high-tech (not low-tech)0.06448821
orderly (not chaotic)0.062810614
loyal (not traitorous)0.059910711
alpha (not beta)0.059810504
lavish (not frugal)0.059110473
scientific (not artistic)0.0599044
conventional (not creative)0.057210781
sheriff (not outlaw)0.055910522
genius (not dunce)0.054610618
reasonable (not deranged)0.050810650
angelic (not demonic)0.049910521
sarcastic (not genuine)0.03968849
stylish (not slovenly)0.038910579
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.037310545
wild (not tame)0.03638898
strict (not lenient)0.031510748
obedient (not rebellious)0.030310580
mature (not juvenile)0.02888742
disarming (not creepy)0.028710573
sober (not indulgent)0.02710509
altruistic (not selfish)0.025910530
nurturing (not poisonous)0.025810519
spiritual (not skeptical)0.025710666
emotional (not logical)0.024710699
formal (not intimate)0.021410593
shallow (not deep)0.007810706
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.003710485
gracious (not feisty)0.002110510

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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