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Silicon Valley

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


The dataset has 10 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
76.3Bertram Gilfoyle
70.0Richard Hendricks
65.2Dinesh Chugtai
64.8Monica Hall
58.0Jared Dunn
57.9Gavin Belson
56.9Peter Gregory
40.3Erlich Bachman
32.8Nelson Bighetti

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 Silicon Valley?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 0
2 It's bad 2
3 It's okay 174
4 It's good 1070
5 It's my favorite 203

This gives it an average score of 4.02 / 5. Making it 154th 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
scientific (not artistic)0.087787
high-tech (not low-tech)0.082755
nerd (not jock)0.071376
genuine (not sarcastic)0.061758
reclusive (not social)0.0561375
awkward (not charming)0.0551437
angelic (not demonic)0.0531357
genius (not dunce)0.0521393
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0471369
obedient (not rebellious)0.0431404
slovenly (not stylish)0.0411402
conventional (not creative)0.0411438
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.041331
skeptical (not spiritual)0.041430
arcane (not mainstream)0.0391364
shallow (not deep)0.0361409
haunted (not blissful)0.033709
meek (not bossy)0.0331380
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0291363
beta (not alpha)0.0221356
masculine (not feminine)0.021435
tame (not wild)0.015733
indulgent (not sober)0.0151365
deranged (not reasonable)0.0111372
creepy (not disarming)0.011351
gracious (not feisty)0.0081354
emotional (not logical)0.0061430
intimate (not formal)0.0061394
juvenile (not mature)0.006719
strict (not lenient)0.0061400
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0051376
stinky (not fresh)0.0041368
orderly (not chaotic)0.0041402
frugal (not lavish)0.0041359
selfish (not altruistic)0.0021374
loyal (not traitorous)0.0011432


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