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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.


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 4
2 It's bad 14
3 It's okay 423
4 It's good 3137
5 It's my favorite 1930

This gives it an average score of 4.27 / 5. Making it 19th 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
outlaw (not sheriff)0.0895040
artistic (not scientific)0.0844191
chaotic (not orderly)0.065338
emotional (not logical)0.0585398
rebellious (not obedient)0.0545310
sarcastic (not genuine)0.054074
lenient (not strict)0.0495351
stylish (not slovenly)0.0485256
creative (not conventional)0.0465435
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0395375
deranged (not reasonable)0.0365266
wild (not tame)0.0364028
altruistic (not selfish)0.0345208
intimate (not formal)0.0345206
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0315240
awkward (not charming)0.0315443
reclusive (not social)0.0315264
demonic (not angelic)0.0295190
deep (not shallow)0.0295305
loyal (not traitorous)0.0285405
arcane (not mainstream)0.0274961
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0253873
fresh (not stinky)0.0255210
feisty (not gracious)0.0235170
haunted (not blissful)0.0233849
dunce (not genius)0.0225286
creepy (not disarming)0.0194956
nerd (not jock)0.0185234
lavish (not frugal)0.0174856
poisonous (not nurturing)0.0145155
indulgent (not sober)0.0145073
mature (not juvenile)0.0123981
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0114473
alpha (not beta)0.015024
meek (not bossy)0.0085264
masculine (not feminine)0.0055441


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