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Nineteen Eighty-Four

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Nineteen Eighty-Four.


The dataset has 3 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
55.1Winston Smith

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 Nineteen Eighty-Four?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 3
2 It's bad 10
3 It's okay 63
4 It's good 190
5 It's my favorite 29

This gives it an average score of 3.79 / 5. Making it 288th 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
sheriff (not outlaw)0.107290
deep (not shallow)0.105291
logical (not emotional)0.104294
arcane (not mainstream)0.103284
formal (not intimate)0.103287
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.098275
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.094291
obedient (not rebellious)0.081294
strict (not lenient)0.067292
masculine (not feminine)0.062291
chaotic (not orderly)0.058292
sober (not indulgent)0.055288
selfish (not altruistic)0.052288
frugal (not lavish)0.051284
scientific (not artistic)0.051294
creepy (not disarming)0.05284
mature (not juvenile)0.048291
stinky (not fresh)0.044293
dunce (not genius)0.037291
conventional (not creative)0.037292
sarcastic (not genuine)0.032294
meek (not bossy)0.031293
slovenly (not stylish)0.027293
deranged (not reasonable)0.026293
low-tech (not high-tech)0.021289
alpha (not beta)0.018280
haunted (not blissful)0.017285
charming (not awkward)0.015292
skeptical (not spiritual)0.014294
gracious (not feisty)0.014289
poisonous (not nurturing)0.012285
tame (not wild)0.011291
traitorous (not loyal)0.009293
reclusive (not social)0.007293
jock (not nerd)0.003290
demonic (not angelic)0.002285


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