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The Great Gatsby

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


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
83.2Jay Gatsby
67.7Daisy Buchanan
64.1Nick Carraway
51.9Jordan Baker
46.3Tom Buchanan
43.6Myrtle Wilson

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 The Great Gatsby?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 9
2 It's bad 39
3 It's okay 738
4 It's good 2369
5 It's my favorite 469

This gives it an average score of 3.9 / 5. Making it 233rd 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
fresh (not stinky)0.0833460
deep (not shallow)0.083528
charming (not awkward)0.0793589
stylish (not slovenly)0.0773524
feminine (not masculine)0.0753594
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0693573
lavish (not frugal)0.0673384
genius (not dunce)0.0653516
bossy (not meek)0.0573485
alpha (not beta)0.0573371
social (not reclusive)0.0523497
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.053488
jock (not nerd)0.0483483
wild (not tame)0.0462660
blissful (not haunted)0.0452577
mature (not juvenile)0.0442613
loyal (not traitorous)0.0333573
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0313194
angelic (not demonic)0.033458
strict (not lenient)0.033521
rebellious (not obedient)0.0283533
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0282639
orderly (not chaotic)0.0213532
disarming (not creepy)0.0213347
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0182704
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0173454
creative (not conventional)0.0163599
indulgent (not sober)0.0163430
emotional (not logical)0.0153580
gracious (not feisty)0.0133457
reasonable (not deranged)0.0123486
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0113407
intimate (not formal)0.0063503
altruistic (not selfish)0.0033474
arcane (not mainstream)0.0023394
scientific (not artistic)0.02752


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