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


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

Notability Name
86.4Dom Cobb
78.4Mal Cobb
68.4Robert Fischer
67.1Mr. Saito

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 5
2 It's bad 8
3 It's okay 255
4 It's good 1882
5 It's my favorite 591

This gives it an average score of 4.11 / 5. Making it 51st 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 4.11
Female 4.11

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)0.06612863
high-tech (not low-tech)0.05352304
genius (not dunce)0.05212834
disarming (not creepy)0.04622815
stylish (not slovenly)0.04562838
logical (not emotional)0.04552878
sober (not indulgent)0.0392802
angelic (not demonic)0.03872797
scientific (not artistic)0.03862362
blissful (not haunted)0.03652268
nurturing (not poisonous)0.03442802
alpha (not beta)0.03372802
orderly (not chaotic)0.03042829
skeptical (not spiritual)0.02762865
mature (not juvenile)0.02692225
bossy (not meek)0.02542824
reasonable (not deranged)0.01792839
intimate (not formal)0.01762831
lenient (not strict)0.01752871
conventional (not creative)0.01732896
altruistic (not selfish)0.01632807
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.01422800
tame (not wild)0.01412298
sheriff (not outlaw)0.01282797
mainstream (not arcane)0.01272810
nerd (not jock)0.01132827
masculine (not feminine)0.00992907
charming (not awkward)0.00952895
fresh (not stinky)0.00942808
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.00912807
obedient (not rebellious)0.0092837
lavish (not frugal)0.0092794
reclusive (not social)0.00422807
feisty (not gracious)0.00332805
loyal (not traitorous)0.00272881
sarcastic (not genuine)0.00012304

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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