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


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

Notability Name
89.9Sherlock Holmes
83.7Dr. John Watson
72.2Mycroft Holmes
67.0Mrs. Hudson
54.7D.I. Greg Lestrade
54.6Molly Hooper

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 7
2 It's bad 55
3 It's okay 534
4 It's good 3015
5 It's my favorite 1694

This gives it an average score of 4.19 / 5. Making it 45th 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
alpha (not beta)0.0994837
genius (not dunce)0.0985077
fresh (not stinky)0.0844949
stylish (not slovenly)0.0755064
bossy (not meek)0.0695004
sober (not indulgent)0.0684878
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0653690
deep (not shallow)0.0645104
charming (not awkward)0.0625241
jock (not nerd)0.0575017
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0554890
logical (not emotional)0.0535196
strict (not lenient)0.0535106
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.054980
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.054473
feminine (not masculine)0.0475246
blissful (not haunted)0.0473550
mature (not juvenile)0.0453571
wild (not tame)0.0453719
sarcastic (not genuine)0.043809
social (not reclusive)0.045011
rebellious (not obedient)0.0395091
scientific (not artistic)0.0363945
disarming (not creepy)0.0334818
reasonable (not deranged)0.0335020
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0285171
loyal (not traitorous)0.0255198
mainstream (not arcane)0.0224845
lavish (not frugal)0.0214707
formal (not intimate)0.0155045
altruistic (not selfish)0.0144972
gracious (not feisty)0.0114909
orderly (not chaotic)0.0075099
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0064913
angelic (not demonic)0.0064942
conventional (not creative)0.0055238


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