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A Series of Unfortunate Events

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of A Series of Unfortunate Events.


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

Notability Name
89.4Violet Baudelaire
82.6Klaus Baudelaire
71.0Count Olaf

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 A Series of Unfortunate Events?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 7
2 It's bad 13
3 It's okay 494
4 It's good 1755
5 It's my favorite 332

This gives it an average score of 3.92 / 5. Making it 169th 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 3.88
Female 3.93

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
genius (not dunce)0.06623088
nerd (not jock)0.0573109
obedient (not rebellious)0.04833087
gracious (not feisty)0.04773087
sober (not indulgent)0.04723082
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0343080
sheriff (not outlaw)0.03193085
tame (not wild)0.03033114
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.02633086
bossy (not meek)0.02323114
shallow (not deep)0.02023108
stylish (not slovenly)0.0193087
logical (not emotional)0.01813101
formal (not intimate)0.0183082
awkward (not charming)0.01723113
haunted (not blissful)0.01413082
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0133085
loyal (not traitorous)0.01173106
nurturing (not poisonous)0.01143080
orderly (not chaotic)0.0113088
scientific (not artistic)0.01083115
spiritual (not skeptical)0.01053078
disarming (not creepy)0.01053101
beta (not alpha)0.00963077
feminine (not masculine)0.0093122
frugal (not lavish)0.00753079
stinky (not fresh)0.00743085
reclusive (not social)0.00723085
reasonable (not deranged)0.00633126
strict (not lenient)0.00583133
angelic (not demonic)0.0043086
creative (not conventional)0.00363112
arcane (not mainstream)0.00363102
altruistic (not selfish)0.00283087
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.00043071
juvenile (not mature)0.00013110

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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