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The Mentalist

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


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
90.8Patrick Jane
84.2Teresa Lisbon
78.6Kimball Cho
71.7Red John
63.8Grace Van Pelt
61.2Wayne Rigsby

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 Mentalist?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 4
3 It's okay 221
4 It's good 1166
5 It's my favorite 351

This gives it an average score of 4.07 / 5. Making it 106th 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
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0841655
sober (not indulgent)0.0711624
alpha (not beta)0.0641618
fresh (not stinky)0.0621649
genius (not dunce)0.0591686
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0551705
bossy (not meek)0.0531669
deep (not shallow)0.0491688
wild (not tame)0.0491324
orderly (not chaotic)0.0451692
creative (not conventional)0.0441721
social (not reclusive)0.0421672
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0381635
logical (not emotional)0.0381715
charming (not awkward)0.0371725
loyal (not traitorous)0.0351716
jock (not nerd)0.0331674
arcane (not mainstream)0.0331599
reasonable (not deranged)0.0261663
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0261349
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0251617
artistic (not scientific)0.0231379
stylish (not slovenly)0.0231680
disarming (not creepy)0.021622
feminine (not masculine)0.0181725
strict (not lenient)0.0151687
intimate (not formal)0.0131669
mature (not juvenile)0.0121271
blissful (not haunted)0.0111277
lavish (not frugal)0.011558
altruistic (not selfish)0.0091654
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0081506
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0071312
rebellious (not obedient)0.0071689
gracious (not feisty)0.0071643
angelic (not demonic)0.0031657


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