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Title: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Aug 2020, 08:17
It's nice to see someone actually apply some semblance of science to one of thess.
[No, psychometrics is not dianetics.]

https://openpsychometrics.org/tests/characters/

EDIT: There's a link that will give your percentage results for all of the characters.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Farideh on 17 Aug 2020, 15:00
Apparently I'm one of the 'Mean Girls' characters :D
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Aug 2020, 17:21
EDIT: Took it a second time, and this was the result:

Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: celticgeek on 17 Aug 2020, 17:29
Tyrion Lannister???   WTF???
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Aug 2020, 21:44
Tyrion Lannister???   WTF???
Don't worry, I got Dexter Morgan at 98% for my #1 result.
Dr. Jumba Jookiba at 96%, and Scorpius at 93%.

Which reminds me of two things; the phrase "I choose to be soft" and, I had intended this as a poll.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: hedgie on 17 Aug 2020, 22:09
I can kill you with my brain... I mean, I got River Tam.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Cornelius on 18 Aug 2020, 00:10
My top 3: Rupert Giles (84%), Filius Flitwick (83%), and Brandon Stark (81%).

Number one in Firefly characters is Simon Tam (78%).

Do they have some table or graph about the results for the characters, or how similar they are? I couldn't find it, exactly, and I think it'd be interesting.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: hedgie on 18 Aug 2020, 00:27
Aah, my top Buffy character was Willow, and my top GoT one was Tyrion.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Farideh on 18 Aug 2020, 00:34
Top 3:

1. 90% - Ms. Norbury (Mean Girls)
2. 89% - Anna Bates (Downton Abbey)
3. 89% - Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (The Wire)
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Aug 2020, 03:51
1.Glenn Rhee (The Walking Dead): 91%
2. Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games): 89%
3. Charlie Young (The West Wing): 87%
4. Miles O'Brien (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine): 87%
5. Dr. John Watson (Sherlock): 87%
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: dutchrvl on 18 Aug 2020, 05:24
Of characters I know:
1. Nick Carraway 90%
3. Arthur (inception) 88%
5. John Watson 87%
9. Bernard Lowe (westworld) 86%

There are some characters in between from NCIS, CSI, and Killing Eve that I don't know, so...
SOme others in the top-20: Davos Seaworth, Lucius Fox, Daniel Jackson (stargate), Bruce Banner, Leonard Hofstaedter, and Data.

I approve :D
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Aug 2020, 06:46
Anybody considering doing this, I strongly recommend you do the full-length test just because I found it really interesting.

My number one pick is fascinating to me because it is only very recently that I would have been willing to accept it.

My number one pick is Howard Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory.

Like many others, I have for most of my life taken a pretty dim view of Big Bang as a show that was about people like me, written by people who aren't - an insulting, aggravating, rote rollout of a whole bunch of tropes.

I have given the show a bit of a chance since then and while it kind of still is all of the above things, part of why I hate it so much is because of how accurately it depicts what toxic masculinity among geeks looks like. I'm just not sure it's aware that it's doing that.

Howard previously was one of my prime reasons for not watching it because of how gross I thought he was, but watching it more recently, I don't mind him anywhere near as much as say, Leonard (also in my top 100) who thinks he is a nice guy while behaving at certain points like extremely standard awful men, the kind which you so commonly find in sitcoms.

Wolowitz also, I know, eventually matures, changes, commits to a relationship and becomes a parent; the writing of the show I think got a lot worse around the same time, but he at least learns some things.

As I scroll down through the list, however, I find a whole bunch of them that I either have previously outright stated I identify with (Boyle from Brooklyn 99, Chandler from Friends, George from Seinfeld, Forman from That 70s Show, Elliott from Scrubs), several that I see in this list and totally understand now that it's mentioned (Marla from Fight Club, Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black, Britta from Community), several that baffle me (Timon from Lion King) and some that feel like personal shots (Bella from Twilight, Alan from Two and a Half Men).
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Gyrre on 18 Aug 2020, 23:32
My top 3: Rupert Giles (84%), Filius Flitwick (83%), and Brandon Stark (81%).

Number one in Firefly characters is Simon Tam (78%).

Do they have some table or graph about the results for the characters, or how similar they are? I couldn't find it, exactly, and I think it'd be interesting.
That's a really good question. I'm not entirely sure.

A big chunk of my top matches were anti-heroes, protagonist antagonists, and villains. So, probably?

EDIT: finishing the thought. 4 hours of sleep and a 12 hour shift don't mix well.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Aug 2020, 03:33
This turned out essentially meaningless for me.  When it asked me to rate characters from the stories used, there was only one of the stories that I know at all (Harry Potter)!  So I skipped that bit.  And since I have no knowledge of any of the characters listed for me, it tells me nothing.  However, the scatter graph for my top hit also indicates a match which to my mind is hardly close at all, even though they labelled it 75%:

(http://cassland.org/images/QC/scatter.jpg)
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Gyrre on 19 Aug 2020, 04:56
So I tried to get my results from the first time I took this and couldn't, so I took it again. You'll get some very different word pairs to rank yourself with. The optional additional portion will also give a different list of franchises, and the extended portion had a different format this time around.

I got different results this time around as well. A lot less 90 percentile matches. Bruce Banner is still in my top 10, though. Voldemort and several other villains are no longer in my top 100, either. I'm not sure if my lack of sleep has confounded the test results or if it's a combination of the different word pairs and different extended portion. But my top 3 results from last time got bumped out of my top 100 overall this time; Dexter Morgan got bumped down to #175, Dr. Jumba Jookiba to #461, and Scorpius down to #691.

It could also be that I barely had any politically charged word pairs this time around (no 'politically correct to edgy' scale amongst others).
I'll have to try this again once I've gotten better sleep.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/e9adffd6dd8e6d47d7ed1eb54f62fa7d/b85771ef64869e65-ad/s500x750/efdc59b6ffb45f422183c735c75acc43ee59614f.png)
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: cesium133 on 29 Aug 2020, 08:41
My top 20. I have no idea what this says about me, since I haven't seen most of these TV shows/movies. It does seem to be a bad sign that my second place match was the comic book guy from The Big Bang Theory...

(https://i.imgur.com/FZpfUnj.png)
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: oddtail on 29 Aug 2020, 12:11
EDIT: Embedding images doesn't seem to work. I guess I'll just type these out by hand.
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1. Leonard Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory): 72%
2. Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Gheory): 70%
3. Felix Lutz (Westworld): 70%
4. Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley): 70%
5. Oliver Hampton (How The Get Away With Murder): 70%
6. Felicity Smoak (Arrow): 70%
7. Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones): 69%
8. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski (The Wire): 69%
9. Ted Mosby (How I Met Your Mother): 69%
10. Arthur Weasley (Harry Potter): 68%
11. Molly Hooper (Sherlock): 68%
12. Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1): 68%
13. Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place): 68%
14. Dr. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor): 68%
15. Steve Brady (Sex and the City): 68%
16. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer): 67%
17. Randall Pearson (This Is Us): 67%
18. Wesley Crusher (Star Trek: The Next Generation): 67%
19. Dr. Abigail Griffin (The 100): 67%
20. Cisco Ramon (The Flash): 67%
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So first of all, I'm apparently not close to any characters? Top one being 72% is pretty low, isn't it. How the Hell y'all seem to get results above 80% at the very least?

Secondly, I don't know all of these twenty and some of the ones I do, I don't remember very well. So I can comment only on the ones I remember better-than-vaguely:

1 and 2: I... guess? If you filter out the fact that every character on that show is an awful cartoon of what an actual person would be, I guess those track?
7. I can see some similarity in personality, I guess.
9. Hell to the no. 15-year-old me was pretty close, I imagine. Nowadays I'm nowhere NEAR that level of "creepy, self-obsessed, codependent creep".
13. Other than me not being a good person compared to Chidi, sure. I'll take it.
16. I don't really see her being *that* similar to me, but I don't oppose the comparison, either.
18. Sadly, I guess there's some similarity.
20. Hah! I freakin' WISH. I'm not even ten percent as "nerd cool" as Cisco.

EDIT 2: I notice a lot of characters I have above-average matches with are nerds of some description. While I don't disagree (at all), I question how much the test matches me up with those based on me being an indoors, nerdy guy. Those are *part* of a personality, but they're not the *entire* personality.

EDIT 3: also a lot of dorky, dweeby characters. Probably true, but I can't say I'm flattered.

EDIT 4: I swear I'm done with the edits after this one. A full 580 of characters are 50-60% similar to me. If I extend that to 45-65% similar, the number becomes as high as 870. A test that says I'm slightly similar to most everyone is... a bit disappointing. Unless I'm that bland of a person.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: sitnspin on 29 Aug 2020, 15:58
Whatever this list says about me.

1. Patrick Verona (10 Things I Hate About You): 89%
2. Tyler Durden (Fight Club): 87%
3. Rhett Butler (Gone With the Wind): 87%
4. James 'Sawyer' Ford (LOST): 86%
5. Han Solo (Star Wars): 86%
6. Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop): 86%
7. Nicky Nichols (Orange is the New Black): 85%
8. Maeby Funke (Arrested Development): 85%
9. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica): 84%
10. Villanelle (Killing Eve): 83%

Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: jwhouk on 30 Aug 2020, 09:23
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn that Han shot first. That's the first rule of Cowboy Bebop: Orange is the New Black. Now get in your Viper and go get that girl in the wheelchair.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: oddtail on 30 Aug 2020, 13:18
I've reread how people, statistically, rate their similarity to characters they are matched with.

What I find fascinating is that people tend to completely agree that a chracter is completely different from themselves, but only somewhat agree that there's a similarity (and rarely consider a character VERY similar to themselves).

I wonder why that might be. Is it that we tend to think of ourselves as unique, maybe more unique than we actually are? Do we see ourselves as more complex than others?

It'd certainly explain my strong negative reaction to being matched up somewhat closely with characters I don't like.
Title: Re: multi-franchise which character are you personality quiz made with science
Post by: Gyrre on 01 Sep 2020, 17:55
I've reread how people, statistically, rate their similarity to characters they are matched with.

What I find fascinating is that people tend to completely agree that a chracter is completely different from themselves, but only somewhat agree that there's a similarity (and rarely consider a character VERY similar to themselves).

I wonder why that might be. Is it that we tend to think of ourselves as unique, maybe more unique than we actually are? Do we see ourselves as more complex than others?

It'd certainly explain my strong negative reaction to being matched up somewhat closely with characters I don't like.

Taking the test again will change up which word pairings you get and which version of and franchises available for the extended portion.

Between that and confounding factors like wakefulness, mood, and interpretation of the words' meanings can als affect results.

My first time around I'd done it after work and I'd gotten a bunch of word pairings with politically charged words.