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


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

Notability Name
81.0Prince Hamlet
65.7King Claudius
49.2Queen Gertrude

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 Hamlet?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 40
2 It's bad 83
3 It's okay 1324
4 It's good 1836
5 It's my favorite 241

This gives it an average score of 3.61 / 5. Making it 311th 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 3.7
Female 3.59

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
nerd (not jock)0.18183801
arcane (not mainstream)0.16873789
deep (not shallow)0.12153799
haunted (not blissful)0.10921942
genius (not dunce)0.09683871
reclusive (not social)0.0813793
low-tech (not high-tech)0.07331932
creative (not conventional)0.06683880
nurturing (not poisonous)0.06153803
stinky (not fresh)0.05943792
meek (not bossy)0.05563800
genuine (not sarcastic)0.05031939
mature (not juvenile)0.04581919
masculine (not feminine)0.0383895
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.03623788
logical (not emotional)0.03513875
indulgent (not sober)0.02853784
gracious (not feisty)0.02733797
chaotic (not orderly)0.02633880
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.02513782
skeptical (not spiritual)0.02443866
altruistic (not selfish)0.02433798
frugal (not lavish)0.02323788
angelic (not demonic)0.01833796
artistic (not scientific)0.0172035
disarming (not creepy)0.01613810
outlaw (not sheriff)0.01493788
rebellious (not obedient)0.00993789
wild (not tame)0.00961956
slovenly (not stylish)0.00633789
beta (not alpha)0.00583796
reasonable (not deranged)0.00483815
strict (not lenient)0.00443902
formal (not intimate)0.00213801
loyal (not traitorous)0.00193892
awkward (not charming)0.00133879

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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