Open-Source Psychometrics Project
( home · about )


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


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
86.1Shawn Spencer
82.6Burton Guster
82.4Juliet O'Hara
76.0Henry Spencer
75.0Karen Vick
64.7Carlton Lassiter

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 Psych?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 6
3 It's okay 183
4 It's good 1665
5 It's my favorite 1066

This gives it an average score of 4.3 / 5. Making it 12th 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
blissful (not haunted)0.0891352
loyal (not traitorous)0.0732872
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0732800
feminine (not masculine)0.0682880
fresh (not stinky)0.0562784
social (not reclusive)0.0462814
genius (not dunce)0.0442853
mainstream (not arcane)0.0432736
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0412791
mature (not juvenile)0.041345
scientific (not artistic)0.0361441
altruistic (not selfish)0.0352795
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0332759
stylish (not slovenly)0.0322786
bossy (not meek)0.032801
lavish (not frugal)0.032742
high-tech (not low-tech)0.031352
reasonable (not deranged)0.0292807
lenient (not strict)0.0282868
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0272841
wild (not tame)0.0251384
feisty (not gracious)0.0232786
charming (not awkward)0.0232867
intimate (not formal)0.0212775
deep (not shallow)0.0212783
alpha (not beta)0.022739
disarming (not creepy)0.0192733
angelic (not demonic)0.0182788
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0142636
jock (not nerd)0.0132796
obedient (not rebellious)0.012800
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0081375
conventional (not creative)0.0082864
logical (not emotional)0.0062864
sober (not indulgent)0.0032758
chaotic (not orderly)0.0022862


  1. Notability is computed as the average of 204: important (not irrelevant) and 401: main character (not side character).
  Updated: 10 May 2022
  Copyright: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  Privacy policy