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Tropic Thunder

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


The dataset has 3 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
74.1Kirk Lazarus
59.0Tugg Speedman
36.0Jeff Portnoy

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 Tropic Thunder?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 14
2 It's bad 16
3 It's okay 324
4 It's good 974
5 It's my favorite 114

This gives it an average score of 3.8 / 5. Making it 238th 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 3.71

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
masculine (not feminine)0.12381492
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0768771
lavish (not frugal)0.04571456
disarming (not creepy)0.04351460
high-tech (not low-tech)0.036771
logical (not emotional)0.0331489
selfish (not altruistic)0.03271459
lenient (not strict)0.03261488
scientific (not artistic)0.0271800
arcane (not mainstream)0.02531462
deranged (not reasonable)0.02481467
alpha (not beta)0.02481458
creative (not conventional)0.02481484
nerd (not jock)0.02461458
indulgent (not sober)0.02221458
chaotic (not orderly)0.02061485
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.02051457
stinky (not fresh)0.02031459
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.01941456
feisty (not gracious)0.01621457
slovenly (not stylish)0.0121455
blissful (not haunted)0.0101775
poisonous (not nurturing)0.011459
angelic (not demonic)0.00991462
shallow (not deep)0.00941458
reclusive (not social)0.00891461
wild (not tame)0.0088777
dunce (not genius)0.00871481
skeptical (not spiritual)0.00851483
rebellious (not obedient)0.00761456
outlaw (not sheriff)0.00691456
mature (not juvenile)0.0068748
bossy (not meek)0.00561461
formal (not intimate)0.0041459
loyal (not traitorous)0.00311489
awkward (not charming)0.00231486

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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