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The Handmaid's Tale

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


The dataset has 5 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
89.8June Osborne
77.2Serena Joy Waterford
70.3Nick Blaine
66.1Janine Lindo

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 Handmaid's Tale?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 6
2 It's bad 19
3 It's okay 379
4 It's good 2275
5 It's my favorite 638

This gives it an average score of 4.06 / 5. Making it 114th 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
deep (not shallow)0.0723222
feminine (not masculine)0.0533287
indulgent (not sober)0.0483149
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0483173
loyal (not traitorous)0.0463282
reasonable (not deranged)0.0443187
bossy (not meek)0.0413189
feisty (not gracious)0.0413162
disarming (not creepy)0.0413098
orderly (not chaotic)0.0413245
lavish (not frugal)0.043110
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0381175
blissful (not haunted)0.0371129
intimate (not formal)0.0373206
artistic (not scientific)0.0371252
genius (not dunce)0.0343232
mainstream (not arcane)0.0343112
alpha (not beta)0.0313138
tame (not wild)0.0311156
fresh (not stinky)0.033179
emotional (not logical)0.0213281
altruistic (not selfish)0.0213179
mature (not juvenile)0.021111
lenient (not strict)0.0193235
creative (not conventional)0.0153281
angelic (not demonic)0.0143170
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0133272
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0133150
obedient (not rebellious)0.013229
stylish (not slovenly)0.0083221
jock (not nerd)0.0073181
social (not reclusive)0.0053193
charming (not awkward)0.0053283
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0053194
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0041189
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0042984


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