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Good Will Hunting

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Good Will Hunting.


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

Notability Name
86.6Dr. Sean Maguire
83.5Will Hunting

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 Good Will Hunting?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 3
2 It's bad 6
3 It's okay 197
4 It's good 1849
5 It's my favorite 540

This gives it an average score of 4.12 / 5. Making it 46th 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 4.14
Female 4.12

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
deep (not shallow)0.06592646
genius (not dunce)0.05522673
disarming (not creepy)0.04982648
reasonable (not deranged)0.04492655
altruistic (not selfish)0.04392634
logical (not emotional)0.04072684
social (not reclusive)0.03772634
nurturing (not poisonous)0.03772639
intimate (not formal)0.03722638
frugal (not lavish)0.03112623
mature (not juvenile)0.0311501
fresh (not stinky)0.03022635
masculine (not feminine)0.02992701
high-tech (not low-tech)0.02931537
blissful (not haunted)0.02791541
scientific (not artistic)0.02731608
charming (not awkward)0.02562683
stylish (not slovenly)0.02242629
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.02042630
chaotic (not orderly)0.02032683
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.02022620
tame (not wild)0.01811564
creative (not conventional)0.0182690
skeptical (not spiritual)0.01722675
loyal (not traitorous)0.01572692
lenient (not strict)0.00942700
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0092630
angelic (not demonic)0.00862630
rebellious (not obedient)0.00662627
sarcastic (not genuine)0.00581547
gracious (not feisty)0.00442634
mainstream (not arcane)0.00342637
sober (not indulgent)0.00232629
meek (not bossy)0.00212651
alpha (not beta)0.00152632
nerd (not jock)0.00022643

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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