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The Silence of the Lambs

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


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

Notability Name
87.4Dr. Hannibal Lecter
87.2Clarice Starling
48.2Jack Crawford

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.


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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 3
3 It's okay 198
4 It's good 1364
5 It's my favorite 406

This gives it an average score of 4.1 / 5. Making it 86th 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
deep (not shallow)0.0811918
nerd (not jock)0.0731871
mature (not juvenile)0.0711280
reclusive (not social)0.0641866
arcane (not mainstream)0.0541822
genius (not dunce)0.0511885
haunted (not blissful)0.0491285
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0451866
altruistic (not selfish)0.0431857
outlaw (not sheriff)0.041839
creepy (not disarming)0.0391821
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0361337
creative (not conventional)0.0321953
strict (not lenient)0.0281903
demonic (not angelic)0.0281849
skeptical (not spiritual)0.0261929
meek (not bossy)0.0231864
wild (not tame)0.0221325
scientific (not artistic)0.0191402
frugal (not lavish)0.0191805
loyal (not traitorous)0.0161939
beta (not alpha)0.0131827
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0131360
orderly (not chaotic)0.0121898
stylish (not slovenly)0.0121904
intimate (not formal)0.0111888
rebellious (not obedient)0.0111904
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0091847
indulgent (not sober)0.0081840
deranged (not reasonable)0.0071867
gracious (not feisty)0.0071856
masculine (not feminine)0.0051955
emotional (not logical)0.0031935
stinky (not fresh)0.0031854
charming (not awkward)0.0011947
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0011735


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