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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.


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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 18
2 It's bad 28
3 It's okay 250
4 It's good 711
5 It's my favorite 115

This gives it an average score of 3.78 / 5. Making it 251st 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 3.9
Female 3.72

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
skeptical (not spiritual)0.12981221
arcane (not mainstream)0.12641238
nerd (not jock)0.10311231
logical (not emotional)0.10081239
deep (not shallow)0.08211232
masculine (not feminine)0.08041242
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.07391226
frugal (not lavish)0.07221225
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.06851225
meek (not bossy)0.06831229
genius (not dunce)0.06611226
formal (not intimate)0.06381228
scientific (not artistic)0.05781232
orderly (not chaotic)0.05191225
slovenly (not stylish)0.05011223
tame (not wild)0.051230
gracious (not feisty)0.04631225
creative (not conventional)0.04111234
loyal (not traitorous)0.03881237
high-tech (not low-tech)0.03841224
haunted (not blissful)0.0321226
juvenile (not mature)0.02951230
reclusive (not social)0.02861224
stinky (not fresh)0.02581223
beta (not alpha)0.02461223
sarcastic (not genuine)0.01541226
sheriff (not outlaw)0.01481228
indulgent (not sober)0.01271223
disarming (not creepy)0.01091239
awkward (not charming)0.00671230
deranged (not reasonable)0.00411246
selfish (not altruistic)0.00391226
angelic (not demonic)0.00361224
rebellious (not obedient)0.00241227
strict (not lenient)0.00071245
nurturing (not poisonous)0.00031224

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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