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The Office

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

Characters

The dataset has 15 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
85.9Jim Halpert
80.8Dwight Schrute
80.4Pam Beesly
79.0Michael Scott
63.3Stanley Hudson
54.6Angela Martin
51.0Kevin Malone
48.3Phyllis Lapin
45.8Kelly Kapoor
40.4Andy Bernard
39.7Jan Levinson
39.0Kelly Erin Hannon
35.5Ryan Howard
34.0Meredith Palmer
32.4Robert California

To see how each character was rated by users, view their individual page.

Rating

As part of the survey where they rated characters, users were also asked the question "How do you rate The Office?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 8
2 It's bad 36
3 It's okay 1069
4 It's good 4877
5 It's my favorite 2616

This gives it an average score of 4.17 / 5. Making it 56th 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
blissful (not haunted)0.0885199
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0768025
fresh (not stinky)0.0758181
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0718133
loyal (not traitorous)0.078482
reasonable (not deranged)0.078247
angelic (not demonic)0.0698135
orderly (not chaotic)0.0628350
mainstream (not arcane)0.0557909
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0525324
obedient (not rebellious)0.058336
jock (not nerd)0.0438231
strict (not lenient)0.0418367
alpha (not beta)0.0417953
charming (not awkward)0.0388514
mature (not juvenile)0.0385306
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0378410
lavish (not frugal)0.0357836
disarming (not creepy)0.0347873
deep (not shallow)0.0338340
tame (not wild)0.0325407
genius (not dunce)0.038295
gracious (not feisty)0.0278161
feminine (not masculine)0.0268519
social (not reclusive)0.0258244
altruistic (not selfish)0.0258170
scientific (not artistic)0.025630
conventional (not creative)0.0188503
stylish (not slovenly)0.0168293
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0168232
bossy (not meek)0.0128242
sober (not indulgent)0.0118057
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0087440
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0055480
formal (not intimate)0.0028239
logical (not emotional)0.08460

Notes

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