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Penny Arcade

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


The dataset has 2 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
61.7Jonathan 'Gabe' Gabriel
48.2Tycho Brahe

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 Penny Arcade?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 3
2 It's bad 13
3 It's okay 111
4 It's good 170
5 It's my favorite 18

This gives it an average score of 3.59 / 5. Making it 324th 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
slovenly (not stylish)0.193299
orderly (not chaotic)0.162308
nurturing (not poisonous)0.159299
shallow (not deep)0.12298
beta (not alpha)0.113290
masculine (not feminine)0.108307
sheriff (not outlaw)0.104299
logical (not emotional)0.103307
conventional (not creative)0.103307
reasonable (not deranged)0.101301
obedient (not rebellious)0.095296
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.086293
gracious (not feisty)0.083297
nerd (not jock)0.083300
frugal (not lavish)0.082295
strict (not lenient)0.078307
reclusive (not social)0.076299
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.07300
angelic (not demonic)0.069296
stinky (not fresh)0.065299
awkward (not charming)0.064307
genuine (not sarcastic)0.048141
skeptical (not spiritual)0.046306
haunted (not blissful)0.044142
indulgent (not sober)0.042297
dunce (not genius)0.034306
meek (not bossy)0.033300
low-tech (not high-tech)0.027140
selfish (not altruistic)0.023300
scientific (not artistic)0.023151
disarming (not creepy)0.023297
intimate (not formal)0.013299
mature (not juvenile)0.008141
mainstream (not arcane)0.007296
tame (not wild)0.002142
traitorous (not loyal)0.001308


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