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The Departed

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


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
84.6Frank Costello
80.2Billy Costigan
77.7Colin Sullivan
66.5Capt. Oliver Queenan
63.2Sgt. Sean Dignam
60.5Dr. Madolyn Madden

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 The Departed?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 0
2 It's bad 4
3 It's okay 60
4 It's good 726
5 It's my favorite 190

This gives it an average score of 4.12 / 5. Making it 74th 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
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.094947
indulgent (not sober)0.083939
disarming (not creepy)0.064928
reasonable (not deranged)0.061951
mainstream (not arcane)0.06938
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.053909
skeptical (not spiritual)0.046963
nurturing (not poisonous)0.046938
slovenly (not stylish)0.042956
stinky (not fresh)0.036945
bossy (not meek)0.036951
conventional (not creative)0.031973
scientific (not artistic)0.03793
intimate (not formal)0.027955
outlaw (not sheriff)0.026942
wild (not tame)0.025771
alpha (not beta)0.023930
rebellious (not obedient)0.022961
feisty (not gracious)0.021935
lenient (not strict)0.02954
masculine (not feminine)0.02970
social (not reclusive)0.018948
frugal (not lavish)0.015921
charming (not awkward)0.015972
angelic (not demonic)0.015934
blissful (not haunted)0.014750
loyal (not traitorous)0.012969
high-tech (not low-tech)0.012767
logical (not emotional)0.01967
altruistic (not selfish)0.006949
deep (not shallow)0.005958
genius (not dunce)0.003950
chaotic (not orderly)0.002957
juvenile (not mature)0.002758
genuine (not sarcastic)0.002777
nerd (not jock)0.001946


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