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The Princess Bride

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


The dataset has 5 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
88.3Inigo Montoya
46.1Prince Humperdinck

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 Princess Bride?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 21
2 It's bad 24
3 It's okay 518
4 It's good 4177
5 It's my favorite 1747

This gives it an average score of 4.17 / 5. Making it 26th 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 4.19
Female 4.17

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
nerd (not jock)0.12988430
nurturing (not poisonous)0.10918348
loyal (not traitorous)0.07738359
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.07168333
slovenly (not stylish)0.06348348
altruistic (not selfish)0.06298342
arcane (not mainstream)0.06188358
intimate (not formal)0.05988344
genuine (not sarcastic)0.05768350
deep (not shallow)0.05588431
frugal (not lavish)0.05298334
creative (not conventional)0.05298432
angelic (not demonic)0.04298336
genius (not dunce)0.04118347
beta (not alpha)0.04058329
gracious (not feisty)0.03718344
reclusive (not social)0.03688353
haunted (not blissful)0.03538340
stinky (not fresh)0.03438344
emotional (not logical)0.03398361
meek (not bossy)0.03298436
masculine (not feminine)0.03198435
awkward (not charming)0.03058439
indulgent (not sober)0.02998347
reasonable (not deranged)0.02948443
low-tech (not high-tech)0.02858339
chaotic (not orderly)0.02798354
artistic (not scientific)0.02678428
disarming (not creepy)0.02518359
tame (not wild)0.02478438
obedient (not rebellious)0.02098350
lenient (not strict)0.01938448
spiritual (not skeptical)0.01028342
outlaw (not sheriff)0.00968347
mature (not juvenile)0.00338428
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0028349

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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