Graphic obtained from Likert scale survey ranging from 1 to 5

I need to know how to interpret each of the graphics.

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    $\begingroup$ When more than 25% of values are 5, then the upper quartile and the maximum are one and the same. The bigger problem is that box plots are poor displays for Likert scale variables; the summary values can only take a small subset of values and key detail is suppressed. For example, in two cases here, Precise and Explanatory, you have work hard to find out whether 3s occur at all. I am struggling to see how quartiles of 3.75 and 4.25 are possible; that seems a strange definition. if you have the raw data, draw something else. If you don't have the raw data, complain if possible. $\endgroup$ – Nick Cox Oct 15 '15 at 22:43
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    $\begingroup$ Better practices at e.g. stats.stackexchange.com/questions/147721/… stats.stackexchange.com/questions/56322/… $\endgroup$ – Nick Cox Oct 15 '15 at 22:56

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