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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.


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 3
2 It's bad 8
3 It's okay 214
4 It's good 810
5 It's my favorite 100

This gives it an average score of 3.88 / 5. Making it 244th 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
sarcastic (not genuine)0.083516
deranged (not reasonable)0.071101
lavish (not frugal)0.0691079
masculine (not feminine)0.0671125
scientific (not artistic)0.062543
logical (not emotional)0.051124
poisonous (not nurturing)0.0491094
high-tech (not low-tech)0.049517
blissful (not haunted)0.048516
selfish (not altruistic)0.0431100
stylish (not slovenly)0.0381094
dunce (not genius)0.0371125
reclusive (not social)0.0321104
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.031063
shallow (not deep)0.0271094
formal (not intimate)0.0251100
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0231120
bossy (not meek)0.0211097
alpha (not beta)0.0211089
juvenile (not mature)0.018501
traitorous (not loyal)0.0161124
conventional (not creative)0.0141122
lenient (not strict)0.0111122
chaotic (not orderly)0.011125
charming (not awkward)0.0091122
obedient (not rebellious)0.0071100
fresh (not stinky)0.0071098
arcane (not mainstream)0.0061091
gracious (not feisty)0.0041090
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0041102
indulgent (not sober)0.0041094
wild (not tame)0.002519
nerd (not jock)0.0021099
angelic (not demonic)0.0011091
sheriff (not outlaw)0.01095
disarming (not creepy)0.01089


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