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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.


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 2
2 It's bad 9
3 It's okay 403
4 It's good 1648
5 It's my favorite 326

This gives it an average score of 3.96 / 5. Making it 193rd 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
genius (not dunce)0.0592345
obedient (not rebellious)0.0592353
nerd (not jock)0.0572344
sober (not indulgent)0.0572293
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0472274
gracious (not feisty)0.0462326
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0382357
bossy (not meek)0.0322362
tame (not wild)0.0292373
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0292288
logical (not emotional)0.0242354
masculine (not feminine)0.0212371
stylish (not slovenly)0.022338
beta (not alpha)0.0182210
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0182337
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0172347
juvenile (not mature)0.0162372
awkward (not charming)0.0152374
conventional (not creative)0.0142371
shallow (not deep)0.0092337
demonic (not angelic)0.0092329
lavish (not frugal)0.0092149
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0091969
reclusive (not social)0.0082360
scientific (not artistic)0.0082377
orderly (not chaotic)0.0072358
traitorous (not loyal)0.0062361
formal (not intimate)0.0052320
blissful (not haunted)0.0052275
lenient (not strict)0.0042360
disarming (not creepy)0.0032243
stinky (not fresh)0.0032347
selfish (not altruistic)0.0022329
reasonable (not deranged)0.0012365
poisonous (not nurturing)0.0012315
mainstream (not arcane)0.02183


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