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When Harry Met Sally...

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of When Harry Met Sally....


The dataset has 2 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
74.0Sally Albright
60.7Harry Burns

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 When Harry Met Sally...?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 13
2 It's bad 18
3 It's okay 480
4 It's good 1379
5 It's my favorite 369

This gives it an average score of 3.92 / 5. Making it 173rd 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 3.8
Female 3.94

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
nurturing (not poisonous)0.12812395
nerd (not jock)0.11132422
angelic (not demonic)0.09922395
disarming (not creepy)0.09762401
obedient (not rebellious)0.08012397
genuine (not sarcastic)0.07762396
tame (not wild)0.06912421
altruistic (not selfish)0.06492400
indulgent (not sober)0.0562395
meek (not bossy)0.05482417
lenient (not strict)0.0522423
low-tech (not high-tech)0.05052398
emotional (not logical)0.04992403
deep (not shallow)0.0492420
intimate (not formal)0.04782398
loyal (not traitorous)0.04322402
skeptical (not spiritual)0.04152397
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.04122399
beta (not alpha)0.03772394
feminine (not masculine)0.03692420
social (not reclusive)0.03452402
artistic (not scientific)0.0322417
reasonable (not deranged)0.02992426
genius (not dunce)0.02562396
stinky (not fresh)0.02442392
gracious (not feisty)0.02282398
sheriff (not outlaw)0.02192394
creative (not conventional)0.02132421
mature (not juvenile)0.01892418
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.01752400
blissful (not haunted)0.01372399
stylish (not slovenly)0.00692398
charming (not awkward)0.00442422
arcane (not mainstream)0.00442398
frugal (not lavish)0.00422393
chaotic (not orderly)0.00382399

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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