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10 Things I Hate About You

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of 10 Things I Hate About You.


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

Notability Name
85.8Patrick Verona
84.5Kat Stratford
64.9Cameron James
59.4Bianca Stratford
42.2Walter Stratford
33.2Joey Donner

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 10 Things I Hate About You?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 2
2 It's bad 7
3 It's okay 395
4 It's good 3907
5 It's my favorite 2982

This gives it an average score of 4.35 / 5. Making it 8th 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
stylish (not slovenly)0.0757017
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0727097
fresh (not stinky)0.076986
feminine (not masculine)0.0637221
blissful (not haunted)0.0475412
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0476985
wild (not tame)0.0465694
feisty (not gracious)0.046919
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0375744
loyal (not traitorous)0.0347157
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.035969
bossy (not meek)0.0277021
jock (not nerd)0.0276987
artistic (not scientific)0.0265863
creative (not conventional)0.0267201
disarming (not creepy)0.0256623
lenient (not strict)0.0257061
intimate (not formal)0.0246928
alpha (not beta)0.0246706
lavish (not frugal)0.0236447
outlaw (not sheriff)0.0226706
altruistic (not selfish)0.0226955
chaotic (not orderly)0.0217102
social (not reclusive)0.027024
rebellious (not obedient)0.0177054
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0175487
mature (not juvenile)0.0165621
genius (not dunce)0.0117044
emotional (not logical)0.017152
reasonable (not deranged)0.0077000
demonic (not angelic)0.0056950
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0056839
charming (not awkward)0.0057203
mainstream (not arcane)0.0036578
deep (not shallow)0.0027041
sober (not indulgent)0.0016757


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