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Lord of the Rings

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


The dataset has 10 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
84.0Frodo Baggins
84.0Samwise Gamgee
58.7Merry Brandybuck
58.6Pippin Took

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 Lord of the Rings?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 6
2 It's bad 13
3 It's okay 452
4 It's good 2585
5 It's my favorite 1561

This gives it an average score of 4.23 / 5. Making it 26th 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
nerd (not jock)0.1344413
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0974354
deep (not shallow)0.0744469
altruistic (not selfish)0.074390
loyal (not traitorous)0.0684553
arcane (not mainstream)0.064270
genius (not dunce)0.0594443
angelic (not demonic)0.0554350
reasonable (not deranged)0.0554413
masculine (not feminine)0.0524576
genuine (not sarcastic)0.053342
meek (not bossy)0.0494399
orderly (not chaotic)0.0494459
slovenly (not stylish)0.044452
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0364395
gracious (not feisty)0.0364330
frugal (not lavish)0.0354190
reclusive (not social)0.0354407
mature (not juvenile)0.0333151
disarming (not creepy)0.0334266
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0314323
tame (not wild)0.0283285
logical (not emotional)0.0284548
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0273278
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0224535
intimate (not formal)0.0224452
obedient (not rebellious)0.0224482
awkward (not charming)0.0184566
scientific (not artistic)0.0153431
strict (not lenient)0.0154471
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0154067
creative (not conventional)0.0134574
haunted (not blissful)0.0073173
fresh (not stinky)0.0044371
indulgent (not sober)0.0044320
beta (not alpha)0.04280


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