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The Good Wife

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


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

Notability Name
89.3Diane Lockhart
88.0Alicia Florrick
82.1Kalinda Sharma
79.9Will Gardner
64.2Cary Agos
38.2Grace Florrick

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 The Good Wife?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 31
2 It's bad 19
3 It's okay 375
4 It's good 879
5 It's my favorite 163

This gives it an average score of 3.77 / 5. Making it 259th 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 3.87
Female 3.75

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
mature (not juvenile)0.1602785
nurturing (not poisonous)0.15451448
disarming (not creepy)0.13671454
nerd (not jock)0.13241452
reasonable (not deranged)0.13081453
orderly (not chaotic)0.12931473
genuine (not sarcastic)0.129834
loyal (not traitorous)0.11631510
deep (not shallow)0.11351476
angelic (not demonic)0.11121444
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.10641452
obedient (not rebellious)0.10141474
sheriff (not outlaw)0.10131448
scientific (not artistic)0.0901863
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.08971445
tame (not wild)0.0848810
altruistic (not selfish)0.07441445
skeptical (not spiritual)0.07091498
genius (not dunce)0.06591473
lavish (not frugal)0.06081436
conventional (not creative)0.05321505
indulgent (not sober)0.05311443
feminine (not masculine)0.04711510
logical (not emotional)0.04391505
bossy (not meek)0.04331452
mainstream (not arcane)0.04251450
charming (not awkward)0.04211505
strict (not lenient)0.03441484
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0239834
intimate (not formal)0.02021474
beta (not alpha)0.01641443
fresh (not stinky)0.00741446
slovenly (not stylish)0.00681474
feisty (not gracious)0.0021448
blissful (not haunted)0.0008802
social (not reclusive)0.00011450

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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