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The Shape of Water

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


The dataset has 2 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
89.8The Amphibian Man
74.6Elisa Esposito

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 Shape of Water?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 5
2 It's bad 14
3 It's okay 178
4 It's good 671
5 It's my favorite 117

This gives it an average score of 3.89 / 5. Making it 189th 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 3.94
Female 3.88

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)0.16211309
genuine (not sarcastic)0.1251302
arcane (not mainstream)0.11961296
haunted (not blissful)0.1121300
creative (not conventional)0.10941311
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.10141297
outlaw (not sheriff)0.11298
artistic (not scientific)0.09771311
reclusive (not social)0.08771299
dunce (not genius)0.08191299
indulgent (not sober)0.07331300
stinky (not fresh)0.0731298
meek (not bossy)0.07131310
low-tech (not high-tech)0.06911297
deranged (not reasonable)0.06841306
emotional (not logical)0.06691300
nurturing (not poisonous)0.06341300
slovenly (not stylish)0.05631299
lenient (not strict)0.05531308
awkward (not charming)0.0541310
rebellious (not obedient)0.05111297
demonic (not angelic)0.05071298
masculine (not feminine)0.04721306
beta (not alpha)0.04421297
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0421300
intimate (not formal)0.03481298
altruistic (not selfish)0.03411299
loyal (not traitorous)0.03321297
frugal (not lavish)0.03121299
juvenile (not mature)0.03071310
feisty (not gracious)0.02731299
tame (not wild)0.01791308
shallow (not deep)0.01741308
creepy (not disarming)0.01321301
chaotic (not orderly)0.00361298
spiritual (not skeptical)0.00121301

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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