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Patrick Jane Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
charismatic (not uninspiring)95.197.745
high IQ (not low IQ)94.56311.135
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)94.22812.330
knowledgeable (not ignorant)93.23310.126
playful (not shy)92.94110.240
interesting (not tiresome)92.5914.540
pro (not noob)92.28015.158
funny (not humorless)92.04013.142
important (not irrelevant)91.58413.054
persistent (not quitter)90.923613.555
intellectual (not physical)90.86010.528
rebellious (not obedient)90.311512.729
motivated (not unmotivated)90.223415.033
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.89016.846
🧠 (not 💪)89.88420.680
curious (not apathetic)89.72115.139
🌟 (not 💩)89.77913.253
unorthodox (not traditional)89.55314.047
rhythmic (not stuttering)89.52310.617
master (not apprentice)89.213114.357
genius (not dunce)89.07712.764
beautiful (not ugly)88.928112.845
freelance (not corporate)88.67419.924
treasure (not trash)88.511116.273
perceptive (not unobservant)88.419222.917
extraordinary (not mundane)88.38617.640
alert (not oblivious)88.28118.845
egalitarian (not racist)88.118618.152
cocky (not timid)88.118012.827
bold (not shy)87.936220.635
experimental (not reliable)87.92411.525
decisive (not hesitant)87.69617.736
expressive (not monotone)87.610716.714
complicated (not simple)87.48322.835
resourceful (not helpless)87.323816.749
narcissistic (not low self esteem)87.311411.627
competent (not incompetent)87.126320.842
good-humored (not angry)87.07817.237
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)86.81717.248
attractive (not repulsive)86.424015.637
confident (not insecure)86.414323.834
😏 (not 😬)85.74320.559
protagonist (not antagonist)85.713619.122
creative (not conventional)85.59222.146
obsessed (not aloof)85.46516.529
charming (not awkward)84.712222.735
prideful (not envious)84.54315.438
washed (not muddy)84.56613.624
cynical (not gullible)84.313616.022
😜 (not 🤐)84.011919.235
overachiever (not underachiever)83.830323.933
alpha (not beta)83.729516.040
badass (not weakass)83.741121.634
eloquent (not unpolished)83.417623.239
playful (not serious)83.310922.043
fresh (not stinky)83.322121.850
💃 (not 🧕)83.121021.862
spontaneous (not scheduled)83.017024.341
🎩 (not 🧢)83.018222.056
natural-talent (not hard-work)82.9722.543
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.69522.347
exuberant (not subdued)82.611817.930
quirky (not predictable)82.57218.722
street-smart (not sheltered)82.426725.329
zany (not regular)82.412920.258
fast (not slow)82.319319.431
demanding (not unchallenging)82.339422.426
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.313116.534
analysis (not common sense)82.18423.132
flirtatious (not prudish)82.119318.026
mischievous (not well behaved)82.031525.136
romantic (not dispassionate)81.822121.026
dominant (not submissive)81.642120.256
charming (not trusting)81.68426.626
explorer (not builder)81.69123.836
worldly (not innocent)81.629319.551
chosen one (not everyman)81.66719.319
secretive (not open-book)81.425919.228
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.315318.339
wooden (not plastic)81.010023.921
resistant (not resigned)80.911420.647
lenient (not strict)80.611123.142
disarming (not creepy)80.517522.252
cultured (not rustic)80.513024.822
introspective (not not introspective)80.410121.849
interested (not bored)80.316417.226
extrovert (not introvert)80.124624.556
😎 (not 🧐)80.118628.351
opinionated (not neutral)79.957119.830
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.812622.541
atheist (not theist)79.715125.527
privileged (not oppressed)79.736018.227
devoted (not unfaithful)79.667127.525
deep (not shallow)79.517920.765
deviant (not average)79.422622.837
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.314928.123
heroic (not villainous)79.251117.442
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.117420.746
extravagant (not thrifty)79.022027.243
relaxed (not tense)78.84420.844
machiavellian (not transparent)78.814822.030
efficient (not overprepared)78.78028.931
open-minded (not close-minded)78.615826.627
individualist (not communal)78.625525.549
spicy (not mild)78.534123.444
leisurely (not hurried)78.56924.434
stylish (not slovenly)78.234022.840
chill (not offended)78.27725.021
rich (not poor)78.140115.026
independent (not codependent)78.136228.534
liberal (not conservative)78.024622.742
stubborn (not accommodating)78.050028.130
bold (not serious)77.922020.147
English (not German)77.938328.724
outlaw (not sheriff)77.928329.532
wild (not tame)77.839022.350
extreme (not moderate)77.543026.545
loyal (not traitorous)77.475924.538
assertive (not passive)77.251025.734
vibrant (not geriatric)77.135925.831
freak (not normie)77.022123.333
high standards (not desperate)77.028124.326
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)77.019222.421
feminist (not sexist)76.853422.049
driven (not unambitious)76.389227.755
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.328223.831
varied (not repetitive)76.22423.656
chatty (not reserved)76.235423.545
wise (not foolish)75.928625.048
smooth (not rough)75.613228.123
resolute (not wavering)75.633829.166
🦄 (not 🐴)75.619030.844
haunted (not blissful)75.542029.131
backdoor (not official)75.323826.340
go-getter (not slugabed)75.370423.425
precise (not vague)75.236225.336
gamer (not non-gamer)75.214931.326
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.214627.643
🎨 (not 🏀)75.151627.427
traumatized (not flourishing)74.835929.434
involved (not remote)74.737927.039
flamboyant (not modest)74.430728.234
emancipated (not enslaved)74.433828.135
variable (not consistent)74.27924.120
imaginative (not practical)74.219729.842
love-focused (not money-focused)74.261523.834
scandalous (not proper)73.935528.844
impulsive (not cautious)73.837626.747
calm (not anxious)73.814323.134
bookish (not sporty)73.857525.239
🥵 (not 🥶)73.718928.827
pensive (not serene)73.532227.831
🥳 (not 🥴)73.410627.040
🤠 (not 🤑)73.433922.651
frank (not sugarcoated)73.459631.822
vengeful (not forgiving)73.339027.639
edgy (not politically correct)73.036530.836
jaded (not innocent)72.954522.328
human (not animalistic)72.866125.133
crafty (not scholarly)72.840930.833
paranoid (not naive)72.728723.525
specialist (not generalist)72.524532.832
nerd (not jock)72.453225.638
opinionated (not jealous)72.256725.230
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.033326.859
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.934027.129
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.851632.946
captain (not first-mate)71.745832.639
arrogant (not humble)71.648724.943
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.625325.937
indie (not pop)71.639527.923
competitive (not cooperative)71.561031.734
arcane (not mainstream)71.527632.034
weird (not normal)71.345726.352
📈 (not 📉)71.031329.648
legit (not scrub)71.071624.347
sarcastic (not genuine)70.936426.945
hipster (not basic)70.814527.725
pretentious (not unassuming)70.840526.347
rock (not rap)70.884123.726
tailor (not blacksmith)70.645734.323
flexible (not rigid)70.518831.235
metaphorical (not literal)70.39928.743
dramatic (not no-nonsense)70.339426.730
avant-garde (not classical)70.219525.223
brave (not careful)70.252931.042
crazy (not sane)70.138124.141
believable (not poorly-written)70.193826.427
👻 (not 🤖)70.026628.047
guarded (not open)69.977827.531
gendered (not androgynous)69.9108527.044
chic (not cheesy)69.827529.128
suspicious (not awkward)69.856325.929
entitled (not grateful)69.743928.827
loose (not tight)69.620828.231
soulful (not soulless)69.486123.236
😀 (not 😭)69.430029.558
minimalist (not pack rat)69.425730.347
sunny (not gloomy)69.436724.933
coordinated (not clumsy)69.375029.930
prestigious (not disreputable)69.353828.329
tasteful (not lewd)69.353224.044
logical (not emotional)69.230631.847
comedic (not dramatic)69.216228.425
air (not earth)69.19729.337
contrarian (not yes-man)69.144533.833
active (not slothful)68.999826.635
compersive (not jealous)68.728727.728
ironic (not profound)68.723229.623
warm (not cold)68.453926.043
rude (not respectful)68.332425.347
juvenile (not mature)68.336024.143
tall (not short)68.251720.539
suspicious (not trusting)68.153232.735
urban (not rural)68.073830.442
queen (not princess)67.964234.726
cunning (not honorable)67.735828.261
hedonist (not monastic)67.533025.835
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)67.434534.545
proactive (not reactive)67.311930.529
spontaneous (not deliberate)67.132433.035
multicolored (not monochrome)67.136333.534
masculine (not feminine)67.075721.249
musical (not off-key)67.026730.524
kind (not cruel)66.890227.033
manicured (not scruffy)66.879329.737
sweet (not bitter)66.648825.122
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.669928.122
oxymoron (not tautology)66.418423.620
flower child (not goth)66.465828.322
diligent (not lazy)66.2126825.630
wholesome (not salacious)66.259831.333
twitchy (not still)66.160131.244
circular (not linear)66.121434.122
abstract (not concrete)66.029433.760
Greek (not Roman)66.08126.219
plays hard (not works hard)65.929027.338
armoured (not vulnerable)65.968530.039
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.936323.847
refined (not rugged)65.661632.050
chaotic (not orderly)65.653338.125
loud (not quiet)65.560431.335
ambitious (not realistic)65.560530.633
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.432128.319
tardy (not on-time)65.232232.639
cheery (not sorrowful)65.137328.437
kinky (not vanilla)65.147425.441
trolling (not triggered)65.118327.134
expressive (not stoic)65.065128.431
healthy (not sickly)65.091425.643
self-disciplined (not disorganized)64.996235.326
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.985424.740
joyful (not miserable)64.935925.550
intimate (not formal)64.846227.939
ranged (not melee)64.828830.315
long-winded (not concise)64.830031.225
skeptical (not spiritual)64.688732.934
nurturing (not poisonous)64.473322.731
indulgent (not sober)64.457626.437
optimistic (not pessimistic)64.347530.038
straight (not queer)64.3104532.837
generous (not stingy)64.371127.134
vain (not demure)64.255526.848
metrosexual (not macho)64.165025.028
ADHD (not OCD)64.135632.122
🐮 (not 🐷)64.038525.734
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.035236.129
🥰 (not 🙃)63.651136.649
two-faced (not one-faced)63.636732.827
nonpolitical (not political)63.533233.028
private (not gregarious)63.473031.137
goof-off (not studious)63.438229.764
bossy (not meek)63.394727.736
giggling (not chortling)63.325125.518
not genocidal (not genocidal)63.396930.421
picky (not always down)63.356032.035
head@clouds (not down2earth)63.247831.646
French (not Russian)63.257128.316
🐿 (not 🦇)63.165031.139
glad (not mad)63.039928.643
moist (not dry)63.037821.923
🎃 (not 💀)63.043831.231
anarchist (not statist)62.844730.947
moody (not stable)62.784427.327
cool (not dorky)62.766932.148
pointed (not random)62.5102332.642
thinker (not doer)62.425133.833
mighty (not puny)62.195932.337
radical (not centrist)61.752929.122
domestic (not industrial)61.640826.437
whimsical (not rational)61.447733.634
workaholic (not slacker)61.4115934.437
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)61.253925.527
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.268628.728
judgemental (not accepting)61.063933.644
social (not reclusive)61.066832.143
🐘 (not 🐀)60.851635.941
emotional (not unemotional)60.799627.722
objective (not subjective)60.635830.138
reassuring (not fearmongering)60.674334.621
instinctual (not reasoned)60.471934.740
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)60.457731.528
hoarder (not unprepared)60.275329.033
frenzied (not sleepy)60.2123928.032
focused on the present (not focused on the future)60.150533.567
heathen (not devout)59.847834.532
libertarian (not socialist)59.652031.545
utilitarian (not decorative)59.385634.739
vintage (not trendy)59.3102832.735
never cries (not often crying)59.376825.523
💝 (not 💔)59.264434.150
hunter (not gatherer)59.274932.722
valedictorian (not drop out)59.197031.747
🤺 (not 🏌)59.0107735.057
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.054331.221
lover (not fighter)58.964228.735
neurotypical (not autistic)58.8119231.637
poetic (not factual)58.749231.831
fire (not water)58.788133.527
summer (not winter)58.568137.934
confidential (not gossiping)58.4101633.447
realist (not idealist)58.367333.661
preppy (not punk rock)58.286831.522
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.824227.848
enlightened (not lost)57.857031.230
loveable (not punchable)57.893628.430
🐒 (not 🐩)57.758433.054
deranged (not reasonable)57.654329.548
🤡 (not 👽)57.647834.044
sexual (not asexual)57.6104928.532
western (not eastern)57.4102832.844
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.473829.853
👟 (not 🥾)57.271031.447
unfixable (not fixable)57.245030.727
theoretical (not empirical)56.830233.344
astonishing (not methodical)56.848035.539
🤣 (not 😊)56.850533.251
🧗 (not 🛌)56.896234.860
ludicrous (not sensible)56.753928.146
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.775933.639
sad (not happy)56.691530.543
empath (not psychopath)56.697527.329
feisty (not gracious)56.5108438.142
thin (not thick)56.389430.434
impatient (not patient)56.395830.132
child free (not pronatalist)55.7101935.737
distant (not touchy-feely)55.782834.623
😈 (not 😇)55.571425.658
🤔 (not 🤫)55.590436.146
lavish (not frugal)55.465633.321
young (not old)55.4100621.725
direct (not roundabout)55.3113238.334
soft (not hard)55.367231.650
night owl (not morning lark)55.396232.742
family-first (not work-first)55.379433.438
flimsy (not sturdy)55.040827.829
pure (not debased)54.981931.340
permanent (not transient)54.985131.734
neat (not messy)54.699831.839
existentialist (not nihilist)54.6104932.930
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.437630.327
🦒 (not 🐐)54.333936.249
outsider (not insider)54.280535.341
hard (not soft)54.288529.238
philosophical (not real)54.139431.440
low-tech (not high-tech)54.079531.139
attentive (not interrupting)54.081936.123
orange (not purple)53.873934.141
literary (not mathematical)53.8100133.636
lustful (not chaste)53.792326.329
angelic (not demonic)53.794424.036
modern (not historical)53.791831.140
giving (not receiving)53.6102431.027
sage (not whippersnapper)53.571733.823
deep (not epic)53.572835.541
vegan (not cannibal)53.485129.825
scientific (not artistic)53.382930.232
ferocious (not pacifist)53.2101030.632
luddite (not technophile)53.279729.434
depressed (not bright)53.273625.948
cryptic (not straightforward)52.937437.740
fantastical (not realistic)52.967332.027
civilized (not barbaric)52.6117229.232
white knight (not bad boy)52.597731.523
dog person (not cat person)52.284332.535
factual (not exaggerating)52.182435.435
quarrelsome (not warm)51.991631.943
Italian (not Swedish)51.988735.422
impartial (not biased)51.632028.237
selfish (not altruistic)51.573927.455
clean (not perverted)51.3113031.324
insulting (not complimentary)51.076930.232
equitable (not hypocritical)51.094228.541
authoritarian (not democratic)50.178331.738
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.1110135.920
indiscreet (not tactful)50.256741.050
lighthearted (not intense)50.255133.938
Pepsi (not Coke)50.277434.230
fortunate (not unlucky)50.480535.637
presidential (not folksy)50.495231.822

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 (0.838)
  2. Alan Shore (0.813)
  3. Frank Abagnale (0.801)
  4. Dr. Ian Malcolm (0.782)
  5. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.773)
  6. Lucifer Morningstar (0.764)
  7. Danny Ocean (0.754)
  8. Fox Mulder (0.75)
  9. Tony Stark (0.745)
  10. Audrey Horne (0.745)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.55)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.516)
  3. Niko Polastri (-0.494)
  4. Mr. William Collins (-0.472)
  5. Kermit (-0.458)
  6. Dale Harding (-0.435)
  7. Stuart Bloom (-0.428)
  8. Michael Groff (-0.42)
  9. Petunia Dursley (-0.413)
  10. Mike McLintock (-0.4)

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.



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