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Patrick Jane Personality Statistics

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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)97.534.122
perceptive (not unobservant)97.045.17
high IQ (not low IQ)96.4195.924
charismatic (not uninspiring)94.587.730
bold (not shy)93.2879.523
freelance (not corporate)92.9218.811
pro (not noob)92.36613.353
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.1479.111
interesting (not tiresome)91.9816.329
funny (not humorless)91.92913.930
playful (not shy)91.7539.926
experimental (not reliable)90.91210.914
important (not irrelevant)90.69614.047
persistent (not quitter)90.620912.847
rhythmic (not stuttering)90.3218.67
attractive (not repulsive)90.06711.331
🌟 (not 💩)90.05513.138
rebellious (not obedient)89.510213.518
master (not apprentice)89.010814.644
charming (not awkward)88.84321.628
curious (not apathetic)88.72616.232
genius (not dunce)88.77413.156
confident (not insecure)88.76816.425
🧠 (not 💪)88.77721.765
unorthodox (not traditional)88.65615.136
😏 (not 😬)88.51413.538
egalitarian (not racist)88.412218.947
treasure (not trash)88.49717.557
open to new experinces (not uncreative)87.79718.838
competent (not incompetent)87.619819.934
complicated (not simple)87.55621.621
beautiful (not ugly)87.125214.235
extraordinary (not mundane)86.610218.934
explorer (not builder)86.02718.625
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)86.02618.340
intellectual (not physical)85.614321.821
good-humored (not angry)85.68516.725
alert (not oblivious)85.410922.037
resourceful (not helpless)85.125918.935
loyal (not traitorous)84.834615.127
alpha (not beta)84.721013.830
narcissistic (not low self esteem)84.714712.513
creative (not conventional)84.68324.632
decisive (not hesitant)84.616019.032
secretive (not open-book)84.514218.516
😜 (not 🤐)84.48920.726
extrovert (not introvert)84.412719.239
efficient (not overprepared)83.61924.718
obsessed (not aloof)83.58518.922
🎩 (not 🧢)83.314721.943
chill (not offended)83.33519.317
playful (not serious)83.18720.231
dominant (not submissive)83.129818.546
vengeful (not forgiving)83.016913.423
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)83.06220.128
eloquent (not unpolished)82.817524.833
street-smart (not sheltered)82.620822.021
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.08523.739
fresh (not stinky)82.019521.043
worldly (not innocent)81.922920.134
spicy (not mild)81.919322.132
lenient (not strict)81.77320.432
conspiracist (not sheeple)81.411017.623
💃 (not 🧕)81.418224.150
driven (not unambitious)81.353121.840
resistant (not resigned)81.210120.543
zany (not regular)81.112921.743
mischievous (not well behaved)81.027225.422
spontaneous (not scheduled)81.015526.731
stylish (not slovenly)80.920818.629
fast (not slow)80.718020.929
😎 (not 🧐)80.713326.150
bold (not serious)80.612515.733
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.59022.731
exuberant (not subdued)80.514520.420
heroic (not villainous)80.435717.032
traumatized (not flourishing)80.213422.419
outlaw (not sheriff)80.018726.424
deviant (not average)80.018121.323
leisurely (not hurried)80.04919.024
go-getter (not slugabed)80.036422.620
charming (not trusting)79.89832.213
introspective (not not introspective)79.69924.039
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.513418.835
English (not German)79.520727.613
chatty (not reserved)79.423321.230
vibrant (not geriatric)79.223121.720
individualist (not communal)79.017926.439
believable (not poorly-written)79.028420.814
disarming (not creepy)78.917923.938
relaxed (not tense)78.83320.232
open-minded (not close-minded)78.711023.818
romantic (not dispassionate)78.626024.19
deep (not shallow)78.515221.761
🦄 (not 🐴)77.712229.737
independent (not codependent)77.528828.723
fast-talking (not slow-talking)77.120624.921
imaginative (not practical)76.812425.628
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.728328.134
calm (not anxious)76.78719.623
resolute (not wavering)76.224928.162
brave (not careful)76.125925.931
assertive (not passive)76.046125.522
arcane (not mainstream)75.815430.324
🤠 (not 🤑)75.818919.940
feminist (not sexist)75.740423.541
wise (not foolish)75.623025.029
edgy (not politically correct)75.525228.527
varied (not repetitive)75.52324.644
minimalist (not pack rat)75.58227.435
privileged (not oppressed)75.539921.716
tailor (not blacksmith)75.524630.214
extreme (not moderate)75.339225.629
competitive (not cooperative)75.139830.623
rich (not poor)75.136314.920
suspicious (not awkward)75.032325.121
human (not animalistic)74.844124.024
wild (not tame)74.635624.138
liberal (not conservative)74.524023.132
weird (not normal)74.130623.945
flamboyant (not modest)74.124829.227
atheist (not theist)74.123626.421
precise (not vague)74.032825.025
bookish (not sporty)73.941923.533
cosmopolitan (not provincial)73.117526.232
legit (not scrub)73.149523.438
smooth (not rough)72.915829.715
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.427527.522
involved (not remote)72.337331.830
gendered (not androgynous)72.374825.536
backdoor (not official)72.225427.729
🥳 (not 🥴)72.28826.737
juvenile (not mature)72.123421.432
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.127026.849
private (not gregarious)72.131224.925
variable (not consistent)71.99031.016
nerd (not jock)71.842525.935
avant-garde (not classical)71.613620.510
📈 (not 📉)71.522830.037
musical (not off-key)71.414525.317
trolling (not triggered)71.49726.020
captain (not first-mate)71.335130.734
crafty (not scholarly)71.237628.129
whimsical (not rational)71.121630.818
👻 (not 🤖)71.117028.141
emancipated (not enslaved)70.938727.628
active (not slothful)70.970224.824
sweet (not bitter)70.728024.017
guarded (not open)70.555528.419
pretentious (not unassuming)70.033125.536
arrogant (not humble)69.842925.531
kinky (not vanilla)69.829818.826
kind (not cruel)69.760827.825
nurturing (not poisonous)69.744321.920
impulsive (not cautious)69.536028.033
😀 (not 😭)69.421429.543
prestigious (not disreputable)69.442928.522
hipster (not basic)69.311628.423
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)69.218230.414
logical (not emotional)69.023333.034
abstract (not concrete)68.719134.248
tasteful (not lewd)68.643524.439
diligent (not lazy)68.591024.424
multicolored (not monochrome)68.524735.322
intimate (not formal)68.525728.527
flexible (not rigid)68.017632.725
overspender (not penny-pincher)67.825020.630
crazy (not sane)67.734824.739
metaphorical (not literal)67.610629.439
domestic (not industrial)67.621721.927
indulgent (not sober)67.438925.327
straight (not queer)67.375732.325
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.232527.928
loose (not tight)67.218725.417
hedonist (not monastic)67.028726.427
joyful (not miserable)66.924023.440
warm (not cold)66.842930.731
urban (not rural)66.857129.133
sunny (not gloomy)66.830723.823
wholesome (not salacious)66.743629.628
tall (not short)66.441821.831
scandalous (not proper)66.440132.133
compersive (not jealous)66.227728.718
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.230636.938
circular (not linear)66.018630.36
rude (not respectful)65.729625.436
refined (not rugged)65.549432.240
armoured (not vulnerable)65.552831.931
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.273231.520
sarcastic (not genuine)65.037727.029
🥰 (not 🙃)65.032735.541
hunter (not gatherer)65.048031.912
plays hard (not works hard)64.924325.225
expressive (not stoic)64.848529.222
suspicious (not trusting)64.749134.831
cunning (not honorable)64.534027.846
cool (not dorky)64.546830.837
folksy (not presidential)64.533227.511
metrosexual (not macho)64.448627.016
utilitarian (not decorative)64.252734.828
🐿 (not 🦇)64.244831.733
self-destructive (not self-improving)64.141630.020
vain (not demure)64.043726.439
anarchist (not statist)64.030628.837
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.067126.739
🐮 (not 🐷)64.028126.629
moist (not dry)63.727117.214
luddite (not technophile)63.632329.024
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.539224.017
hoarder (not unprepared)63.546225.925
social (not reclusive)63.545529.935
frenzied (not sleepy)63.481728.122
mighty (not puny)63.270030.429
skeptical (not spiritual)63.170934.126
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.044431.727
heathen (not devout)62.930236.322
night owl (not morning lark)62.953830.334
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)62.959629.519
coordinated (not clumsy)62.869834.022
lavish (not frugal)62.638337.313
cheery (not sorrowful)62.532329.428
masculine (not feminine)62.362319.435
healthy (not sickly)62.377726.536
goof-off (not studious)62.330028.846
feisty (not gracious)62.171435.831
ranged (not melee)62.034131.75
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')61.67123.515
nonpolitical (not political)61.529234.022
specialist (not generalist)61.551836.019
unfixable (not fixable)61.428032.318
moody (not stable)61.366026.524
neurotypical (not autistic)61.286132.129
workaholic (not slacker)61.287734.429
glad (not mad)60.934928.030
🐘 (not 🐀)60.939835.236
flimsy (not sturdy)60.723025.720
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.539429.033
instinctual (not reasoned)60.355134.232
loud (not quiet)60.054431.521
manicured (not scruffy)60.072534.626
🧗 (not 🛌)60.064533.952
bossy (not meek)59.978429.425
soulful (not soulless)59.685723.327
Greek (not Roman)59.521828.410
French (not Russian)59.458827.910
unpatriotic (not patriotic)59.313826.938
angelic (not demonic)59.259822.723
modern (not historical)59.257628.330
poetic (not factual)59.135432.316
giggling (not chortling)59.127324.811
chaotic (not orderly)59.047641.116
🤺 (not 🏌)59.082536.146
libertarian (not socialist)58.945530.734
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.961430.220
confidential (not gossiping)58.872533.832
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.633434.027
👟 (not 🥾)58.650332.542
Swedish (not Italian)58.438430.99
lighthearted (not intense)58.427931.119
neat (not messy)58.271229.625
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)58.252230.445
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.946533.057
objective (not subjective)57.834630.124
vegan (not cannibal)57.551732.117
ferocious (not pacifist)57.470028.525
astonishing (not methodical)57.434037.223
🐒 (not 🐩)57.446633.943
child free (not pronatalist)57.373034.824
deranged (not reasonable)57.242226.741
judgemental (not accepting)57.058434.029
impatient (not patient)56.771129.026
🤡 (not 👽)56.440734.030
theoretical (not empirical)56.124033.039
outsider (not insider)56.156735.128
direct (not roundabout)56.084438.523
realist (not idealist)56.056432.747
valedictorian (not drop out)56.078232.739
💝 (not 💔)55.856134.442
sad (not happy)55.770527.528
depressed (not bright)55.747023.835
insulting (not complimentary)55.652126.325
cryptic (not straightforward)55.523836.232
pure (not debased)55.560334.026
loveable (not punchable)55.373528.319
preppy (not punk rock)55.269634.99
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)55.056031.627
hard (not soft)54.967628.532
high-tech (not low-tech)54.854831.731
tactful (not indiscreet)54.678739.147
civilized (not barbaric)54.584427.920
philosophical (not real)54.328630.628
unlucky (not fortunate)54.059034.827
🤣 (not 😊)54.044434.437
western (not eastern)53.888832.840
ludicrous (not sensible)53.448322.628
😈 (not 😇)53.356725.650
literary (not mathematical)53.175429.629
transient (not permanent)53.046231.620
🤔 (not 🤫)52.877034.938
🦒 (not 🐐)52.729736.342
hypocritical (not equitable)52.653429.437
scientific (not artistic)52.265129.926
thin (not thick)52.276730.530
purple (not orange)52.163630.428
selfish (not altruistic)51.757326.644
family-first (not work-first)51.763033.929
soft (not hard)51.655430.834
impartial (not biased)51.424426.726
lustful (not chaste)51.274427.620
democratic (not authoritarian)51.270630.031
warm (not quarrelsome)51.157734.530
enlightened (not lost)50.858029.416
sage (not whippersnapper)50.861133.816
existentialist (not nihilist)50.686833.223
old (not young)50.551421.415

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. Alan Shore (0.806)
  2. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.79)
  3. Dr. Ian Malcolm (0.78)
  4. Audrey Horne (0.768)
  5. Fox Mulder (0.763)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.568)
  2. Niko Polastri (-0.523)
  3. Mr. William Collins (-0.518)
  4. Matt Donovan (-0.509)
  5. Dale Harding (-0.495)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.64)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.56)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.44)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.42)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.39)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.36)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.34)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.31)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.2)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.15)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.1)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.08)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.04)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.1)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.15)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.17)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.21)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.25)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.31)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.31)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.46)


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