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Orange is the New Black

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Orange is the New Black.


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

Notability Name
86.0Taystee Jefferson
83.5Red Reznikov
79.1Nicky Nichols
75.9Alex Vause
73.4Crazy Eyes
61.7Lorna Morello
59.5Pennsatucky Doggett
58.4Piper Chapman
50.5Flaca Gonzales
34.1Sam Healy

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 Orange is the New Black?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 4
2 It's bad 29
3 It's okay 769
4 It's good 3002
5 It's my favorite 651

This gives it an average score of 3.96 / 5. Making it 191st 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
emotional (not logical)0.0444393
outlaw (not sheriff)0.0434184
lenient (not strict)0.0434331
artistic (not scientific)0.0373410
intimate (not formal)0.0364292
creepy (not disarming)0.0344103
dunce (not genius)0.0334308
spiritual (not skeptical)0.034375
creative (not conventional)0.0294408
feisty (not gracious)0.0264232
masculine (not feminine)0.0224425
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0224294
rebellious (not obedient)0.024341
awkward (not charming)0.0194421
beta (not alpha)0.0194149
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0183241
jock (not nerd)0.0174289
wild (not tame)0.0173322
shallow (not deep)0.0174341
juvenile (not mature)0.0093239
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0094227
haunted (not blissful)0.0083178
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0073769
chaotic (not orderly)0.0074337
mainstream (not arcane)0.0074117
frugal (not lavish)0.0064022
demonic (not angelic)0.0054266
meek (not bossy)0.0054311
reclusive (not social)0.0044309
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0033358
altruistic (not selfish)0.0034279
indulgent (not sober)0.0024193
fresh (not stinky)0.0024275
reasonable (not deranged)0.04303
traitorous (not loyal)0.04385
stylish (not slovenly)0.04311


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