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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.


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

Notability Name
81.5Patrick Stewart
81.3Sam Button
74.9Charlie Kelmeckis

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 The Perks of Being a Wallflower?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 10
2 It's bad 17
3 It's okay 525
4 It's good 3481
5 It's my favorite 2035

This gives it an average score of 4.24 / 5. Making it 10th 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 4.21
Female 4.24

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
outlaw (not sheriff)0.07336296
artistic (not scientific)0.07265132
chaotic (not orderly)0.06136417
sarcastic (not genuine)0.05764981
emotional (not logical)0.05396484
lenient (not strict)0.05336489
rebellious (not obedient)0.056373
intimate (not formal)0.04456379
awkward (not charming)0.04196527
deranged (not reasonable)0.04056384
reclusive (not social)0.03966322
spiritual (not skeptical)0.03936469
wild (not tame)0.03824983
creative (not conventional)0.0386533
stylish (not slovenly)0.03666384
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.03456322
altruistic (not selfish)0.03146321
demonic (not angelic)0.03036298
haunted (not blissful)0.02734899
creepy (not disarming)0.02596334
deep (not shallow)0.02556433
feisty (not gracious)0.02536314
low-tech (not high-tech)0.02364955
arcane (not mainstream)0.02296314
meek (not bossy)0.01936369
loyal (not traitorous)0.0196490
nerd (not jock)0.01766359
poisonous (not nurturing)0.01426320
dunce (not genius)0.01156403
fresh (not stinky)0.01116314
indulgent (not sober)0.01056306
mature (not juvenile)0.01014883
masculine (not feminine)0.0076544
lavish (not frugal)0.00696295
beta (not alpha)0.00596306
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.00036261

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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