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Patrick Jane Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Patrick Jane is a character from The Mentalist.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
main character (not side character)100.010.015
charismatic (not uninspiring)95.477.548
high IQ (not low IQ)95.25010.441
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)94.42612.231
knowledgeable (not ignorant)93.7339.928
playful (not shy)93.24210.044
interesting (not tiresome)91.91114.345
important (not irrelevant)91.88912.956
pro (not noob)91.710915.459
perceptive (not unobservant)91.49720.423
intellectual (not physical)91.16810.429
persistent (not quitter)91.125613.456
funny (not humorless)90.85914.445
motivated (not unmotivated)90.723814.835
rebellious (not obedient)90.612012.630
🌟 (not 💩)89.98613.055
🧠 (not 💪)89.99420.581
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.89516.846
master (not apprentice)89.812414.160
curious (not apathetic)89.62515.040
genius (not dunce)89.58312.667
unorthodox (not traditional)89.55313.948
cocky (not timid)89.016812.530
beautiful (not ugly)88.833512.747
treasure (not trash)88.712615.976
extraordinary (not mundane)88.59017.144
alert (not oblivious)88.48618.547
experimental (not reliable)88.32711.526
bold (not shy)88.238120.237
egalitarian (not racist)88.221617.953
freelance (not corporate)88.29218.827
resourceful (not helpless)87.725516.452
complicated (not simple)87.210222.536
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)86.92317.050
attractive (not repulsive)86.825115.638
confident (not insecure)86.515023.435
good-humored (not angry)86.210217.640
protagonist (not antagonist)86.116217.830
competent (not incompetent)86.034123.846
prideful (not envious)86.02515.342
😏 (not 😬)85.94620.460
eloquent (not unpolished)85.813521.648
creative (not conventional)85.69721.649
charming (not awkward)85.512122.337
decisive (not hesitant)85.217721.939
narcissistic (not low self esteem)84.617515.331
overachiever (not underachiever)84.532422.737
😜 (not 🤐)84.413218.937
expressive (not monotone)84.419020.518
badass (not weakass)84.245221.435
playful (not serious)83.613021.944
fresh (not stinky)83.524321.651
exuberant (not subdued)83.511917.036
quirky (not predictable)83.37418.723
spontaneous (not scheduled)83.018824.341
alpha (not beta)83.034315.944
🎩 (not 🧢)83.021421.658
secretive (not open-book)83.025018.832
obsessed (not aloof)82.911819.432
💃 (not 🧕)82.924422.266
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.810621.552
analysis (not common sense)82.88722.635
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.613816.137
street-smart (not sheltered)82.629024.432
zany (not regular)82.514519.761
mischievous (not well behaved)82.433524.638
charming (not trusting)82.38126.327
demanding (not unchallenging)82.343221.629
explorer (not builder)82.29123.438
rhythmic (not stuttering)82.218519.922
fast (not slow)82.123218.833
flirtatious (not prudish)82.120417.828
worldly (not innocent)82.029719.353
dominant (not submissive)81.945320.157
chosen one (not everyman)81.68018.523
cynical (not gullible)81.524719.526
natural-talent (not hard-work)81.31824.544
cultured (not rustic)81.213324.124
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.119018.542
disarming (not creepy)80.917422.153
romantic (not dispassionate)80.927621.127
lenient (not strict)80.612723.142
interested (not bored)80.320417.226
deep (not shallow)80.217920.668
resistant (not resigned)80.116021.551
deviant (not average)80.023822.439
chill (not offended)80.06124.623
washed (not muddy)79.821219.229
efficient (not overprepared)79.76827.834
leisurely (not hurried)79.67123.837
liberal (not conservative)79.422522.346
😎 (not 🧐)79.423528.655
relaxed (not tense)79.25120.845
extrovert (not introvert)79.229925.058
vibrant (not geriatric)79.232525.135
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.015222.742
spicy (not mild)79.035423.445
atheist (not theist)79.019027.331
independent (not codependent)78.838028.036
heroic (not villainous)78.762017.046
rich (not poor)78.643414.628
stubborn (not accommodating)78.654527.332
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)78.619021.325
stylish (not slovenly)78.537022.543
wild (not tame)78.541322.054
extravagant (not thrifty)78.525926.745
wooden (not plastic)78.517425.823
open-minded (not close-minded)78.419826.128
opinionated (not neutral)78.376622.034
introspective (not not introspective)78.218825.255
bold (not serious)78.024519.948
privileged (not oppressed)78.044421.935
individualist (not communal)77.930526.053
devoted (not unfaithful)77.987428.029
outlaw (not sheriff)77.832829.033
extreme (not moderate)77.847526.446
loyal (not traitorous)77.786524.240
English (not German)77.347929.328
assertive (not passive)77.256325.734
feminist (not sexist)77.060821.850
freak (not normie)77.024523.333
high standards (not desperate)77.031724.326
exhibitionist (not bashful)76.923429.026
machiavellian (not transparent)76.521924.432
love-focused (not money-focused)76.362823.438
go-getter (not slugabed)76.276223.426
🦄 (not 🐴)76.220530.346
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.228923.450
haunted (not blissful)76.244627.736
wise (not foolish)76.032324.650
backdoor (not official)76.023826.341
🎨 (not 🏀)75.956825.931
driven (not unambitious)75.7103128.258
resolute (not wavering)75.739428.967
smooth (not rough)75.615628.123
gamer (not non-gamer)75.616130.827
chatty (not reserved)75.541323.550
varied (not repetitive)75.53123.959
traumatized (not flourishing)75.440228.836
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.236224.335
imaginative (not practical)74.820429.743
involved (not remote)74.742627.039
self-destructive (not self-improving)74.630926.540
precise (not vague)74.643925.237
emancipated (not enslaved)74.438828.135
crafty (not scholarly)74.339330.635
vengeful (not forgiving)74.141327.241
chivalrous (not businesslike)74.020628.049
impulsive (not cautious)73.840926.448
🥵 (not 🥶)73.822528.529
bookish (not sporty)73.866025.239
indie (not pop)73.537525.730
frank (not sugarcoated)73.469331.822
edgy (not politically correct)73.040830.836
human (not animalistic)73.074926.136
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.951132.648
calm (not anxious)72.818723.536
flamboyant (not modest)72.838429.435
opinionated (not jealous)72.565624.133
specialist (not generalist)72.428932.637
🥳 (not 🥴)72.414227.441
🤠 (not 🤑)72.147124.352
rock (not rap)72.184923.328
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.926825.141
believable (not poorly-written)71.993025.630
nerd (not jock)71.860826.242
arrogant (not humble)71.653724.644
arcane (not mainstream)71.633032.140
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.638726.760
jaded (not innocent)71.667723.029
brave (not careful)71.557430.944
pretentious (not unassuming)71.543825.751
weird (not normal)71.252526.153
sarcastic (not genuine)71.240026.549
📈 (not 📉)71.137029.349
paranoid (not naive)71.139223.427
metaphorical (not literal)70.810728.749
captain (not first-mate)70.855433.541
scandalous (not proper)70.749531.846
competitive (not cooperative)70.670931.740
legit (not scrub)70.682925.550
contrarian (not yes-man)70.645033.435
coordinated (not clumsy)70.580829.432
flexible (not rigid)70.522431.235
dramatic (not no-nonsense)70.344926.730
avant-garde (not classical)70.321924.724
soulful (not soulless)70.296223.540
entitled (not grateful)70.148128.432
tailor (not blacksmith)70.052934.426
ironic (not profound)70.020429.724
pensive (not serene)69.959630.333
sunny (not gloomy)69.841524.734
tasteful (not lewd)69.660724.047
guarded (not open)69.591727.132
chic (not cheesy)69.133329.030
queen (not princess)69.167134.031
crazy (not sane)69.046524.343
proactive (not reactive)68.910229.532
👻 (not 🤖)68.834428.948
chaotic (not orderly)68.751236.529
loose (not tight)68.625028.537
minimalist (not pack rat)68.432130.251
gendered (not androgynous)68.3129227.447
cunning (not honorable)68.238227.963
hipster (not basic)68.124227.628
logical (not emotional)68.138531.650
urban (not rural)68.081530.442
plays hard (not works hard)67.928227.241
warm (not cold)67.962525.944
juvenile (not mature)67.841223.446
spontaneous (not deliberate)67.736132.836
twitchy (not still)67.660931.346
rude (not respectful)67.537825.748
suspicious (not awkward)67.573328.330
😀 (not 😭)67.539530.760
expressive (not stoic)67.466027.436
oxymoron (not tautology)67.416324.525
abstract (not concrete)67.229833.164
tardy (not on-time)67.232531.943
multicolored (not monochrome)67.141833.534
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)67.132235.336
variable (not consistent)67.122029.526
comedic (not dramatic)67.023730.228
kind (not cruel)66.9104326.634
armoured (not vulnerable)66.973929.641
flower child (not goth)66.974127.526
masculine (not feminine)66.987221.051
prestigious (not disreputable)66.971529.231
active (not slothful)66.6125828.638
sweet (not bitter)66.657125.122
manicured (not scruffy)66.590030.339
air (not earth)66.515230.241
compersive (not jealous)66.441527.733
wholesome (not salacious)66.268131.333
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.134126.223
circular (not linear)66.124234.122
suspicious (not trusting)66.065934.338
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.941223.847
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)65.893525.041
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.847434.848
trolling (not triggered)65.819326.237
long-winded (not concise)65.731230.826
refined (not rugged)65.669632.050
giggling (not chortling)65.624225.520
ambitious (not realistic)65.668530.736
loud (not quiet)65.568431.335
healthy (not sickly)65.4101025.544
musical (not off-key)65.434430.828
hedonist (not monastic)65.345328.740
skeptical (not spiritual)65.298932.735
metrosexual (not macho)65.267123.333
kinky (not vanilla)65.154125.441
Greek (not Roman)65.011026.925
indulgent (not sober)64.963726.238
vain (not demure)64.960027.049
joyful (not miserable)64.940225.550
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)64.887128.827
tall (not short)64.573723.660
optimistic (not pessimistic)64.554129.640
cheery (not sorrowful)64.442928.742
diligent (not lazy)64.4150727.432
generous (not stingy)64.382427.134
cool (not dorky)64.171032.250
🎃 (not 💀)64.144730.134
nurturing (not poisonous)63.984922.532
anarchist (not statist)63.949030.550
private (not gregarious)63.883530.838
ranged (not melee)63.839531.720
head@clouds (not down2earth)63.752631.447
straight (not queer)63.7115933.242
two-faced (not one-faced)63.641132.827
nonpolitical (not political)63.536233.028
intimate (not formal)63.556628.740
goof-off (not studious)63.443429.764
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.3113536.228
glad (not mad)63.345429.447
🐮 (not 🐷)63.349925.735
🐿 (not 🦇)63.075031.641
🥰 (not 🙃)62.961036.550
mighty (not puny)62.8106532.138
moist (not dry)62.844521.524
picky (not always down)62.767131.938
French (not Russian)62.670328.722
thinker (not doer)62.429633.833
ADHD (not OCD)62.346032.324
emotional (not unemotional)62.3109627.626
whimsical (not rational)62.251733.535
bossy (not meek)62.0110328.938
spelunker (not claustrophobic)62.074229.339
moody (not stable)61.898726.929
judgemental (not accepting)61.669333.146
reassuring (not fearmongering)61.583332.626
instinctual (not reasoned)61.479134.841
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)61.461031.429
hunter (not gatherer)61.082233.023
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.7121731.225
domestic (not industrial)60.650726.141
social (not reclusive)60.577333.145
frenzied (not sleepy)60.5138927.135
pointed (not random)60.4123633.444
🐘 (not 🐀)60.359435.946
summer (not winter)60.272536.140
workaholic (not slacker)60.1136534.940
vintage (not trendy)59.9115832.338
valedictorian (not drop out)59.7108931.249
💝 (not 💔)59.673933.951
objective (not subjective)59.546030.940
libertarian (not socialist)59.457231.146
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.461833.670
poetic (not factual)59.452731.532
never cries (not often crying)59.389425.523
radical (not centrist)59.174631.023
🐒 (not 🐩)59.062133.156
🤺 (not 🏌)59.0124835.057
confidential (not gossiping)58.7116333.148
enlightened (not lost)58.761031.131
sad (not happy)58.699629.549
neurotypical (not autistic)58.5132131.939
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.571627.033
deranged (not reasonable)58.459229.250
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)58.364732.224
hoarder (not unprepared)58.296229.536
realist (not idealist)58.276533.963
lover (not fighter)58.175728.939
unfixable (not fixable)57.948230.428
empath (not psychopath)57.9109427.232
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.828927.848
night owl (not morning lark)57.799432.846
fire (not water)57.6101933.832
utilitarian (not decorative)57.5106134.742
🧗 (not 🛌)57.5109934.961
loveable (not punchable)57.5108228.031
western (not eastern)57.4120132.844
🤣 (not 😊)57.254833.052
direct (not roundabout)57.1123838.136
sexual (not asexual)57.0118928.333
👟 (not 🥾)56.980231.149
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.885529.954
🤔 (not 🤫)56.796935.848
heathen (not devout)56.664935.934
thin (not thick)56.5102230.035
theoretical (not empirical)56.137734.248
preppy (not punk rock)56.1104231.224
pure (not debased)56.092431.741
literary (not mathematical)55.9105933.938
ludicrous (not sensible)55.763428.547
child free (not pronatalist)55.7117535.737
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.689133.341
😈 (not 😇)55.680826.763
family-first (not work-first)55.490433.941
permanent (not transient)55.493431.937
lavish (not frugal)55.373132.725
soft (not hard)55.377431.650
giving (not receiving)55.3113029.831
astonishing (not methodical)55.261136.942
feisty (not gracious)55.2125938.643
cryptic (not straightforward)54.738437.642
young (not old)54.6117121.028
neat (not messy)54.6113231.839
depressed (not bright)54.581926.250
orange (not purple)54.482833.942
impatient (not patient)54.3113732.435
deep (not epic)54.378835.442
civilized (not barbaric)54.0129529.933
angelic (not demonic)54.0108023.740
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.047830.030
outsider (not insider)54.093336.143
🤡 (not 👽)54.069135.449
sage (not whippersnapper)54.081134.626
🦒 (not 🐐)53.440936.350
vegan (not cannibal)53.498829.825
philosophical (not real)53.347831.441
intense (not lighthearted)53.3131833.642
luddite (not technophile)53.289629.434
existentialist (not nihilist)53.2126533.331
flimsy (not sturdy)53.250329.434
scientific (not artistic)53.197131.534
white knight (not bad boy)53.1111930.428
low-tech (not high-tech)53.091732.342
dog person (not cat person)52.993333.439
fantastical (not realistic)52.875933.531
factual (not exaggerating)52.893833.939
distant (not touchy-feely)52.7106134.725
hard (not soft)52.6104429.240
attentive (not interrupting)52.6100435.924
impartial (not biased)52.432728.338
ferocious (not pacifist)52.2117430.733
modern (not historical)52.1108430.346
democratic (not authoritarian)52.0109031.340
selfish (not altruistic)51.881228.057
equitable (not hypocritical)51.8105728.642
tactful (not indiscreet)51.7130241.151
quarrelsome (not warm)51.5104131.744
clean (not perverted)51.3131831.324
chaste (not lustful)51.181627.133
insulting (not complimentary)50.987329.733
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.1125635.021
Swedish (not Italian)50.893635.326
Pepsi (not Coke)50.290434.230
fortunate (not unlucky)50.690835.339
presidential (not folksy)50.4109131.822

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

Similar characters

The similarity between two characters can be calculated by taking the correlation between the lists of their traits. This produces a value from +1 to -1. With +1 implying that every trait one character is high on the other one is high on too, to an equal degree. And, -1 implying that if a character is high on specific trait, the other one is low on it. The 10 most and least similar characters to Patrick Jane based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Neal Caffrey (0.844)
  2. Alan Shore (0.814)
  3. Frank Abagnale (0.803)
  4. Dr. Ian Malcolm (0.777)
  5. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.774)
  6. Lucifer Morningstar (0.767)
  7. Danny Ocean (0.762)
  8. Fox Mulder (0.76)
  9. Richard Castle (0.752)
  10. Audrey Horne (0.747)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.551)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.525)
  3. Niko Polastri (-0.512)
  4. Mr. William Collins (-0.477)
  5. Kermit (-0.46)
  6. Dale Harding (-0.432)
  7. Linda Montag (-0.432)
  8. Stuart Bloom (-0.429)
  9. Michael Groff (-0.425)
  10. Petunia Dursley (-0.421)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Patrick Jane to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Patrick Jane is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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