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True Detective

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


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

Notability Name
84.5Rust Cohle
74.3Marty Hart
54.7Maggie Hart

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 True Detective?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 5
2 It's bad 4
3 It's okay 75
4 It's good 379
5 It's my favorite 170

This gives it an average score of 4.11 / 5. Making it 49th 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 4.27
Female 4.01

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
arcane (not mainstream)0.1828640
nerd (not jock)0.1535644
masculine (not feminine)0.1505662
deep (not shallow)0.1247655
intimate (not formal)0.1216646
genius (not dunce)0.114646
reclusive (not social)0.1092640
skeptical (not spiritual)0.1056652
meek (not bossy)0.1022647
indulgent (not sober)0.092639
haunted (not blissful)0.0816506
altruistic (not selfish)0.073638
creative (not conventional)0.0701660
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0639513
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0631640
outlaw (not sheriff)0.0614642
lenient (not strict)0.0565654
artistic (not scientific)0.0553529
rebellious (not obedient)0.0541645
reasonable (not deranged)0.0523645
logical (not emotional)0.0508655
slovenly (not stylish)0.0359647
juvenile (not mature)0.0287496
wild (not tame)0.0271514
stinky (not fresh)0.027639
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0235635
demonic (not angelic)0.0218638
frugal (not lavish)0.0189635
loyal (not traitorous)0.0158656
chaotic (not orderly)0.0154647
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0137516
awkward (not charming)0.0125659
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0121639
beta (not alpha)0.0115640
disarming (not creepy)0.0038641
feisty (not gracious)0.0007637

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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