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The Martian

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


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

Notability Name
88.9Mark Watney

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 3
2 It's bad 6
3 It's okay 130
4 It's good 919
5 It's my favorite 156

This gives it an average score of 4.0 / 5. Making it 108th 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 4.03
Female 3.99

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
tame (not wild)0.1027835
skeptical (not spiritual)0.0931267
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0927849
nerd (not jock)0.08991232
slovenly (not stylish)0.08351249
loyal (not traitorous)0.07661276
scientific (not artistic)0.0736882
beta (not alpha)0.06861222
nurturing (not poisonous)0.06661223
mainstream (not arcane)0.06051223
obedient (not rebellious)0.06041246
stinky (not fresh)0.0571223
meek (not bossy)0.05511232
orderly (not chaotic)0.05481246
frugal (not lavish)0.05411215
altruistic (not selfish)0.04671224
sheriff (not outlaw)0.04631221
logical (not emotional)0.04331272
reclusive (not social)0.03861225
angelic (not demonic)0.03591219
gracious (not feisty)0.0351224
conventional (not creative)0.03241278
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0297849
awkward (not charming)0.02771279
indulgent (not sober)0.02641217
masculine (not feminine)0.02331282
genius (not dunce)0.01961241
disarming (not creepy)0.01821230
deep (not shallow)0.01441260
reasonable (not deranged)0.00711237
formal (not intimate)0.00511250
mature (not juvenile)0.0032808
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.00241223
strict (not lenient)0.00161258
blissful (not haunted)0.0009821
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.00081222

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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