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The Spectacular Now

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


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

Notability Name
64.6Sutter Keely
63.1Aimee Finecky

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 Spectacular Now?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 8
2 It's bad 22
3 It's okay 292
4 It's good 564
5 It's my favorite 49

This gives it an average score of 3.67 / 5. Making it 297th 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 3.68
Female 3.67

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
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.1392972
artistic (not scientific)0.1049982
stylish (not slovenly)0.1032972
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0917974
intimate (not formal)0.0884970
spiritual (not skeptical)0.088971
disarming (not creepy)0.0824972
social (not reclusive)0.0752975
indulgent (not sober)0.065973
emotional (not logical)0.0596973
altruistic (not selfish)0.0594969
lenient (not strict)0.0523982
loyal (not traitorous)0.0501973
creative (not conventional)0.0492982
angelic (not demonic)0.0484972
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0478968
mainstream (not arcane)0.0463972
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0455969
mature (not juvenile)0.0442981
fresh (not stinky)0.044973
deep (not shallow)0.0399983
deranged (not reasonable)0.0363985
charming (not awkward)0.0335983
obedient (not rebellious)0.0276974
feisty (not gracious)0.0248970
lavish (not frugal)0.0245971
wild (not tame)0.0237983
dunce (not genius)0.0229973
meek (not bossy)0.0207983
jock (not nerd)0.02982
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0163971
chaotic (not orderly)0.0125971
blissful (not haunted)0.0073972
feminine (not masculine)0.0008985
beta (not alpha)0.0004971
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0970

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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