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


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

Notability Name
73.8Norman Bates
58.0Marion Crane
45.1Lila Crane

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 36
2 It's bad 26
3 It's okay 630
4 It's good 1482
5 It's my favorite 227

This gives it an average score of 3.77 / 5. Making it 260th 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 3.82
Female 3.75

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
nerd (not jock)0.15582527
arcane (not mainstream)0.10992526
deep (not shallow)0.09222524
genuine (not sarcastic)0.08061171
frugal (not lavish)0.05652509
low-tech (not high-tech)0.05351160
haunted (not blissful)0.04871171
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0472519
masculine (not feminine)0.04352597
beta (not alpha)0.04312515
reclusive (not social)0.04272519
angelic (not demonic)0.04212519
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.04142516
intimate (not formal)0.03782518
meek (not bossy)0.03582532
tame (not wild)0.03551177
stinky (not fresh)0.03522519
gracious (not feisty)0.03472525
scientific (not artistic)0.03351240
logical (not emotional)0.03332577
altruistic (not selfish)0.03052516
juvenile (not mature)0.02781149
genius (not dunce)0.02312573
deranged (not reasonable)0.02222541
slovenly (not stylish)0.02032513
outlaw (not sheriff)0.01832516
loyal (not traitorous)0.01732586
creative (not conventional)0.0172585
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.01282517
skeptical (not spiritual)0.00982564
awkward (not charming)0.00682581
rebellious (not obedient)0.00652514
chaotic (not orderly)0.00472575
sober (not indulgent)0.00442516
disarming (not creepy)0.00262528
strict (not lenient)0.0012595

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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