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The Scarlet Letter

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


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

Notability Name
87.6Hester Prynne

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 Scarlet Letter?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 12
2 It's bad 16
3 It's okay 171
4 It's good 147
5 It's my favorite 14

This gives it an average score of 3.38 / 5. Making it 330th 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 3.35
Female 3.38

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
altruistic (not selfish)0.2075377
deep (not shallow)0.1421381
angelic (not demonic)0.1285374
loyal (not traitorous)0.1161381
low-tech (not high-tech)0.115377
fresh (not stinky)0.1073377
genius (not dunce)0.103376
strict (not lenient)0.092385
arcane (not mainstream)0.0905382
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0903375
reasonable (not deranged)0.0889384
disarming (not creepy)0.0857380
stylish (not slovenly)0.0815376
tame (not wild)0.0786379
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0746377
charming (not awkward)0.0735380
gracious (not feisty)0.0639376
lavish (not frugal)0.0595376
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.059377
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0531376
creative (not conventional)0.0521380
nerd (not jock)0.051379
feminine (not masculine)0.043383
sober (not indulgent)0.0399375
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0354376
reclusive (not social)0.0331377
obedient (not rebellious)0.0283377
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0275376
blissful (not haunted)0.0199376
formal (not intimate)0.0198374
logical (not emotional)0.0164382
beta (not alpha)0.0127377
scientific (not artistic)0.0104378
bossy (not meek)0.0098379
orderly (not chaotic)0.0086376
mature (not juvenile)0.0008380

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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