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


The dataset has 15 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
87.1James 'Sawyer' Ford
86.0Jack Shephard
83.1John Locke
82.0Sayid Jarrah
73.8Charlie Pace
73.7Kate Austen
72.9Jin-Soo Kwon
68.9Desmond Hume
67.1Benjamin Linus
66.9Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
60.5Sun-Hwa Kwon
56.4Juliet Burke
51.1Michael Dawson
46.0Claire Littleton
25.6Shannon Rutherford

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 6
2 It's bad 31
3 It's okay 690
4 It's good 2067
5 It's my favorite 589

This gives it an average score of 3.95 / 5. Making it 206th 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
angelic (not demonic)0.0673145
deep (not shallow)0.0463273
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0433143
social (not reclusive)0.0433190
bossy (not meek)0.0423167
stylish (not slovenly)0.0363264
reasonable (not deranged)0.0353181
orderly (not chaotic)0.0353234
intimate (not formal)0.0313250
lenient (not strict)0.0293218
gracious (not feisty)0.0293143
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0293184
obedient (not rebellious)0.0273281
alpha (not beta)0.0253121
feminine (not masculine)0.0233351
disarming (not creepy)0.0223049
genius (not dunce)0.0223210
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0213125
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0192159
tame (not wild)0.0172054
altruistic (not selfish)0.0163172
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0133327
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0132934
artistic (not scientific)0.0122220
nerd (not jock)0.0123173
emotional (not logical)0.0123338
conventional (not creative)0.0083348
frugal (not lavish)0.0083045
loyal (not traitorous)0.0073346
awkward (not charming)0.0063346
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0062123
sober (not indulgent)0.0053116
stinky (not fresh)0.0053159
juvenile (not mature)0.0032026
blissful (not haunted)0.0021990
mainstream (not arcane)0.03079


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