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The X-Files

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of The X-Files.


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

Notability Name
87.7Dana Scully
84.2Fox Mulder
62.9Walter Skinner

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 The X-Files?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 1
3 It's okay 102
4 It's good 575
5 It's my favorite 254

This gives it an average score of 4.16 / 5. Making it 60th 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
nerd (not jock)0.106875
arcane (not mainstream)0.086862
sarcastic (not genuine)0.086653
outlaw (not sheriff)0.068865
haunted (not blissful)0.067614
feisty (not gracious)0.065865
chaotic (not orderly)0.064896
creepy (not disarming)0.059856
poisonous (not nurturing)0.056870
awkward (not charming)0.054924
lenient (not strict)0.053896
juvenile (not mature)0.047607
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.046828
creative (not conventional)0.045923
indulgent (not sober)0.042868
emotional (not logical)0.038919
high-tech (not low-tech)0.034647
feminine (not masculine)0.033923
reclusive (not social)0.026879
frugal (not lavish)0.025844
beta (not alpha)0.025852
artistic (not scientific)0.023681
stylish (not slovenly)0.023898
rebellious (not obedient)0.021899
wild (not tame)0.02627
stinky (not fresh)0.019869
intimate (not formal)0.018891
spiritual (not skeptical)0.014919
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.013872
loyal (not traitorous)0.011922
deranged (not reasonable)0.009872
selfish (not altruistic)0.009875
genius (not dunce)0.006895
shallow (not deep)0.005895
demonic (not angelic)0.0864
meek (not bossy)0.0873


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