7/27/11 Update We are now working on a Five Factor Model (NEO) test!!
The plan is to modify the test in such a way that it reflects in game personality, while also allowing for better international consistency by using StarCraft II as the cultural norm. As such, we're looking for anyone interested in helping to develop the Big 5 questionnaire. If you have a Love for SC2, and an interest in psycho-metrics, please give us a shout here:
Additionally, we've already started to plan for bigger and better things - with the help of a few community members wishing to contribute their coding skills, and the API from sc2ranks.com; I expect we can find all sorts of correlative analysis to play with once enough Personality Type indicators are collected from SC2 players! Which personality tends to win most often? As which Race? Which has higher W/L ratio? Which personalities prefer Team Games? Which ones win them? The potential comparisons are nearly endless - and if we have people just contributing scripts for whatever facet interests them most, I feel the results may be very amusing.
I've purchased hosting for this project and intend to build a data entry portal along with a modular statistical analysis system - allowing several people to mess around with analysis of their own interest with access to the database and portions of the site, hopefully growing into a neat collaborative open project!
Our request!: If you would like to help on the most basic level, you can submit your Myers Briggs personality type indicator, along with preferred Race, Character Name and Character Code from Bnet. If you could follow a format similar to this, it would be highly appreciated!:
Phinix#311 INTJ/ISTJ borderline Zerg/Trying Random
Important to note: - Character Name is CaSe SeNsItIvE! Be sure to submit capitalized exactly as they are on your character, or the sc2ranks data wont come through.
Any input is also appreciated. I am very open to suggestions and am hoping to move this into an entirely community driven deal eventually. There is no intention of publishing these findings scientifically or claiming stake in any portion of the project.
This is all just for fun and to satisfy the curiosity of the contributors.
PS: I'm trying to not be obnoxious and over-bump this thread myself; but I am still active and updating our data. Hopefully we will have some fresh stats/analysis up in the near future - at which point I'll post them here.
Lastly, I know our data analysis is a bit out-dated.
The most current dataset is in the MySQL database. You can view a dynamic representation of that data by visiting http://www.sc2persona.com, as mentioned earlier in this post.
I just merged the BNet and TL datasets that you have and now I have a N (number of respondents) of almost 475. Some how Terran responces got worse and now account for almost a third of responses and Zerg is way too high and accounts for 40% of responses.
Here are the weights that have to be used
Race Weight Protoss 116% Random 70% Terran 213% Zerg 49%
Here is the real population ratios
Race Population Protoss 35% Random 8% Terran 37% Zerg 20%
So now each Terran response accounts for 2 responses so zerg doesn't throw off the expected average.
FJ 13.29% TJ 43.69% FP 11.69% TP 31.33%
What I mentioned before about terran maybe being Feeling Judging... that's vanished now that the N is about 82 so it was probably due to the lower responce rate for terran that that looked like it might go that way.
However I have about a 95-99% confidence in these results Zerg - are TP more often (37.95%) then the expected and less often Protoss(21.68%) The expected was 31.33% - basically Thinking Perceiving type prefers Zerg and tends to hate Protoss, but they don't seem to have any issue with Terran at all just a clear disdain for Protoss. Protoss - are TJ more often (51.75%) then the expected of 43.69% they don't seem to have an issue with ether Terran or Zerg but strongly favor Protoss play.
This can lead to an interesting conclusion. Zerg requires you to take in all the information about the game and then make a flexible decision. Protoss play requires you to have a clear plan from the start and to work with that plan till the end without deviation. You can play Zerg the same way which is why the TJ doesn't have a problem with Zerg, but You cannot play Protoss in a flexible fashion like how TP prefers which is why the Zerg players hate Protoss play.
With more data I might be able to draw something out of Terran or random but the N for Terran is too small still and Random is well.. Larger then Expected but smaller then Terran.
This data was collected and analyzed within just 9 hours of starting the first thread: + Show Spoiler +