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Teresa Lisbon Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Teresa Lisbon 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
motivated (not unmotivated)93.510611.832
workaholic (not slacker)92.09514.244
competent (not incompetent)90.914611.950
loyal (not traitorous)90.224211.237
clean (not perverted)90.24912.432
persistent (not quitter)89.734912.547
diligent (not lazy)88.737912.344
heroic (not villainous)88.119112.137
practical (not imaginative)88.04014.739
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.818213.837
mature (not juvenile)87.710211.641
pro (not noob)87.624912.552
on-time (not tardy)87.119116.137
devoted (not unfaithful)87.13288.019
egalitarian (not racist)86.929612.956
overachiever (not underachiever)86.921316.928
badass (not weakass)86.734418.729
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.331717.846
🌟 (not 💩)86.122116.651
beautiful (not ugly)85.948516.744
feminist (not sexist)85.626414.559
reasonable (not deranged)85.68015.859
rational (not whimsical)85.47115.338
studious (not goof-off)85.424219.255
important (not irrelevant)85.237716.956
perceptive (not unobservant)85.236616.137
direct (not roundabout)84.517216.843
high IQ (not low IQ)84.348012.635
pointed (not random)84.023617.127
treasure (not trash)83.634021.363
🤠 (not 🤑)83.58913.338
attractive (not repulsive)83.440617.850
main character (not side character)83.134113.710
realist (not idealist)83.05321.252
fresh (not stinky)83.026919.972
sturdy (not flimsy)82.923512.534
confidential (not gossiping)82.830318.446
go-getter (not slugabed)82.835916.047
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.831323.532
legit (not scrub)82.522920.348
one-faced (not two-faced)82.524421.338
civilized (not barbaric)82.432813.743
works hard (not plays hard)82.326423.936
sheriff (not outlaw)82.315623.847
proper (not scandalous)82.311319.130
valedictorian (not drop out)82.237623.546
permanent (not transient)81.85316.732
high standards (not desperate)81.819220.040
active (not slothful)81.752518.539
resourceful (not helpless)81.757020.241
realistic (not fantastical)81.713421.633
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.513024.133
driven (not unambitious)81.569822.344
sane (not crazy)81.48016.450
kind (not cruel)81.348517.630
alpha (not beta)81.042416.944
orderly (not chaotic)80.819820.244
serious (not playful)80.732912.639
scientific (not artistic)80.723114.935
healthy (not sickly)80.631018.957
factual (not poetic)80.612018.727
giving (not receiving)80.322820.226
utilitarian (not decorative)80.110618.939
attentive (not interrupting)80.010115.637
private (not gregarious)79.923821.246
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.912717.950
modest (not flamboyant)79.816119.346
bossy (not meek)79.752016.243
mighty (not puny)79.439018.539
rock (not rap)79.233419.333
armoured (not vulnerable)79.027715.540
🧗 (not 🛌)78.837324.353
precise (not vague)78.728817.940
tactful (not indiscreet)78.715619.250
conventional (not creative)78.513219.554
captain (not first-mate)78.536228.451
never cries (not often crying)78.528322.730
human (not animalistic)78.446521.551
coordinated (not clumsy)78.352021.135
official (not backdoor)78.39122.342
🤺 (not 🏌)78.342721.250
protagonist (not antagonist)78.150530.235
reserved (not chatty)78.024721.227
resolute (not wavering)78.029918.660
altruistic (not selfish)77.926719.476
loveable (not punchable)77.832524.534
genius (not dunce)77.841117.167
reliable (not experimental)77.821725.036
interested (not bored)77.432421.835
empath (not psychopath)77.441418.832
soulful (not soulless)77.267323.141
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.140721.940
strict (not lenient)77.031719.535
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.042125.055
guarded (not open)76.960519.926
fast (not slow)76.546524.534
frank (not sugarcoated)76.552726.931
consistent (not variable)76.322622.831
hoarder (not unprepared)76.314323.724
washed (not muddy)76.335420.627
cautious (not impulsive)76.224018.540
respectful (not rude)76.243221.754
concrete (not abstract)76.120323.147
neat (not messy)76.049419.049
real (not philosophical)75.922723.352
alert (not oblivious)75.954425.559
prestigious (not disreputable)75.835226.934
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.719128.442
tense (not relaxed)75.766321.532
honorable (not cunning)75.633723.971
nurturing (not poisonous)75.647123.639
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.568520.742
traditional (not unorthodox)75.518621.529
fighter (not lover)75.524422.742
well behaved (not mischievous)75.322921.250
disarming (not creepy)75.345115.639
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)75.24924.221
normal (not weird)75.28921.137
literal (not metaphorical)75.018118.641
assertive (not passive)75.065022.937
independent (not codependent)74.951223.736
dominant (not submissive)74.867117.943
believable (not poorly-written)74.672222.842
queen (not princess)74.349226.734
triggered (not trolling)74.222018.219
concise (not long-winded)74.112722.321
tight (not loose)74.048522.029
presidential (not folksy)73.934717.827
wise (not foolish)73.738224.444
sensible (not ludicrous)73.640920.548
wooden (not plastic)73.540525.433
work-first (not family-first)73.341720.952
statist (not anarchist)73.319423.845
😊 (not 🤣)73.239022.153
methodical (not astonishing)73.035125.549
emancipated (not enslaved)73.045422.243
hunter (not gatherer)73.047824.926
patriotic (not unpatriotic)72.847323.445
factual (not exaggerating)72.832425.741
picky (not always down)72.830415.320
decisive (not hesitant)72.768019.439
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)72.717925.050
tasteful (not lewd)72.645124.929
straightforward (not cryptic)72.543531.636
minimalist (not pack rat)72.519421.045
intense (not lighthearted)72.567028.123
sober (not indulgent)72.418926.449
corporate (not freelance)72.327424.023
focused on the present (not focused on the future)72.217219.442
basic (not hipster)72.038420.534
frenzied (not sleepy)72.071417.325
wholesome (not salacious)71.849327.132
English (not German)71.787726.020
normie (not freak)71.721522.734
objective (not subjective)71.79122.732
Italian (not Swedish)71.629027.625
street-smart (not sheltered)71.662625.722
businesslike (not chivalrous)71.636628.333
formal (not intimate)71.534725.451
🐩 (not 🐒)71.539124.750
earth (not air)71.537427.837
prideful (not envious)71.462317.136
interesting (not tiresome)71.271021.042
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.629718.037
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.647624.426
resistant (not resigned)70.466924.335
straight (not queer)70.389429.340
introspective (not not introspective)70.350825.655
😇 (not 😈)70.347920.243
confident (not insecure)70.176825.241
efficient (not overprepared)70.144227.724
eloquent (not unpolished)69.966619.333
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.838223.139
curious (not apathetic)69.767722.132
💝 (not 💔)69.638228.553
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.554225.154
urban (not rural)69.574521.547
linear (not circular)69.516019.320
chic (not cheesy)69.532122.829
rigid (not flexible)69.446022.040
OCD (not ADHD)69.460722.825
deep (not shallow)69.358924.366
pure (not debased)69.248824.037
master (not apprentice)69.279525.639
hard (not soft)69.255818.837
📈 (not 📉)69.247027.252
demure (not vain)68.930522.634
🤔 (not 🤫)68.530731.548
white knight (not bad boy)68.466327.535
hurried (not leisurely)68.338627.040
cultured (not rustic)68.357923.724
equitable (not hypocritical)68.245724.341
tautology (not oxymoron)68.23825.116
opinionated (not jealous)67.990330.723
🏀 (not 🎨)67.742828.437
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)67.686124.052
generous (not stingy)67.669624.540
opinionated (not neutral)67.6126525.939
hard (not soft)67.560624.756
🤐 (not 😜)67.547427.440
bold (not shy)67.3130119.536
angelic (not demonic)67.364522.334
regular (not zany)67.224121.546
thin (not thick)66.958826.942
demanding (not unchallenging)66.8112531.545
love-focused (not money-focused)66.895526.630
distant (not touchy-feely)66.660229.725
forgiving (not vengeful)66.557921.340
scholarly (not crafty)66.534825.254
off-key (not musical)66.442723.335
stoic (not expressive)66.336622.442
moderate (not extreme)66.326424.342
secretive (not open-book)66.379922.828
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)66.380031.127
young (not old)66.291523.445
serious (not bold)66.237628.050
stubborn (not accommodating)66.2103727.234
pessimistic (not optimistic)66.046420.140
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.996123.838
predictable (not quirky)65.634126.935
frugal (not lavish)65.455223.939
🐴 (not 🦄)65.462331.244
🧠 (not 💪)65.299125.164
vanilla (not kinky)65.151022.630
contrarian (not yes-man)65.169922.723
🤖 (not 👻)65.039922.551
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.042226.432
realistic (not ambitious)65.029432.731
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.952721.123
politically correct (not edgy)64.942128.036
involved (not remote)64.898427.133
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.897730.954
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.862528.626
logical (not emotional)64.747527.944
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.770723.421
vintage (not trendy)64.798024.531
dramatic (not comedic)64.793823.246
transparent (not machiavellian)64.644427.634
chaste (not lustful)64.636325.037
👽 (not 🤡)64.452126.632
offended (not chill)64.368223.143
humble (not arrogant)64.251325.337
short (not tall)64.243924.468
obedient (not rebellious)64.241928.041
vegan (not cannibal)64.262725.021
grateful (not entitled)64.256727.843
gendered (not androgynous)64.1145425.947
🧐 (not 😎)64.049126.858
neurotypical (not autistic)63.9108522.342
brave (not careful)63.884928.435
thrifty (not extravagant)63.855423.429
🧢 (not 🎩)63.660628.656
reasoned (not instinctual)63.340630.845
purple (not orange)63.344729.735
classical (not avant-garde)63.266826.429
monochrome (not multicolored)63.255826.344
feisty (not gracious)63.199525.536
manicured (not scruffy)63.098227.027
suspicious (not awkward)62.990727.232
non-gamer (not gamer)62.884832.245
bright (not depressed)62.756823.540
skeptical (not spiritual)62.5109231.737
prudish (not flirtatious)62.546922.728
humorless (not funny)62.343218.537
pensive (not serene)62.3111629.930
devout (not heathen)62.264628.332
privileged (not oppressed)62.2100221.938
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.239824.832
cocky (not timid)62.0113825.031
monastic (not hedonist)61.930224.331
fire (not water)61.989822.318
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.640029.833
dog person (not cat person)61.362530.525
chosen one (not everyman)61.272227.919
fortunate (not unlucky)61.150026.439
political (not nonpolitical)61.175326.934
quiet (not loud)61.065826.848
modern (not historical)61.078124.943
🐮 (not 🐷)61.064829.134
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.970727.837
sorrowful (not cheery)60.889120.142
enlightened (not lost)60.754924.628
fixable (not unfixable)60.586231.227
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.410931.830
mathematical (not literary)60.343927.830
western (not eastern)60.398632.728
winter (not summer)60.366229.741
bashful (not exhibitionist)60.235130.438
specialist (not generalist)60.183630.536
still (not twitchy)60.142727.432
feminine (not masculine)59.867221.257
claustrophobic (not spelunker)59.832828.820
refined (not rugged)59.788527.939
existentialist (not nihilist)59.789823.333
complimentary (not insulting)59.782326.535
vibrant (not geriatric)59.6112022.831
ranged (not melee)59.664519.726
tame (not wild)59.553326.057
judgemental (not accepting)59.475626.643
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.398028.130
reactive (not proactive)59.364235.928
obsessed (not aloof)59.2102724.939
trusting (not charming)59.255826.439
bitter (not sweet)58.774426.741
analysis (not common sense)58.780533.227
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)58.670930.861
dry (not moist)58.565825.225
insider (not outsider)58.454027.434
ferocious (not pacifist)58.2100327.537
sexual (not asexual)58.2114027.434
mainstream (not arcane)57.950427.724
centrist (not radical)57.851431.631
nerd (not jock)57.699525.243
morning lark (not night owl)57.453229.032
flourishing (not traumatized)57.438825.135
dispassionate (not romantic)57.439123.631
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.386027.140
emotional (not unemotional)57.3126826.632
subdued (not exuberant)57.255424.024
French (not Russian)57.198728.320
authoritarian (not democratic)57.067326.844
unassuming (not pretentious)57.057828.362
biased (not impartial)56.9130625.335
bad-cook (not good-cook)56.974729.437
cynical (not gullible)56.9109525.723
intellectual (not physical)56.6113825.126
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.659425.734
competitive (not cooperative)56.5108130.633
introvert (not extrovert)56.564131.142
complicated (not simple)56.5121424.933
repetitive (not varied)56.595029.950
reclusive (not social)56.570224.056
stable (not moody)56.345125.734
child free (not pronatalist)56.2115327.737
average (not deviant)56.154328.447
Coke (not Pepsi)56.067635.235
rich (not poor)55.9103519.331
🥴 (not 🥳)55.894228.350
libertarian (not socialist)55.784231.034
charming (not awkward)55.6113024.635
compersive (not jealous)55.580727.531
🐘 (not 🐀)55.578429.454
jaded (not innocent)55.4121125.727
😏 (not 😬)55.398529.758
mad (not glad)55.298824.348
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.138626.546
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.091125.331
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.9100733.147
technophile (not luddite)54.874727.832
cool (not dorky)54.8101525.145
epic (not deep)54.879929.123
extraordinary (not mundane)54.6130927.553
builder (not explorer)54.679032.633
🥰 (not 🙃)54.693232.638
rough (not smooth)54.582827.331
haunted (not blissful)54.5127329.528
worldly (not innocent)54.1130523.738
💃 (not 🧕)54.1121528.446
flower child (not goth)54.1117326.833
stylish (not slovenly)53.9119425.442
high-tech (not low-tech)53.989426.634
theist (not atheist)53.963832.833
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)53.993429.156
anxious (not calm)53.8110924.946
macho (not metrosexual)53.862127.022
miserable (not joyful)53.7110119.037
paranoid (not naive)53.7116325.734
cold (not warm)53.680627.239
spicy (not mild)53.5119524.951
domestic (not industrial)53.580726.335
sarcastic (not genuine)53.485028.944
bookish (not sporty)53.4117531.937
trusting (not suspicious)53.378933.350
gloomy (not sunny)53.3105223.826
punk rock (not preppy)53.376429.625
angry (not good-humored)53.180521.437
🥵 (not 🥶)52.9107030.730
blacksmith (not tailor)52.768930.123
expressive (not monotone)52.7120124.831
😀 (not 😭)52.690624.761
sage (not whippersnapper)52.586931.023
🐐 (not 🦒)52.4135229.833
provincial (not cosmopolitan)52.385229.342
thinker (not doer)52.257634.545
liberal (not conservative)52.1125031.453
👟 (not 🥾)52.195732.951
sad (not happy)51.6123221.837
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.551326.436
empirical (not theoretical)51.4118730.641
playful (not shy)51.4142619.928
patient (not impatient)51.471131.037
pop (not indie)51.460727.925
self-assured (not self-conscious)51.3137931.734
Greek (not Roman)51.383031.120
ironic (not profound)51.3100027.631
💀 (not 🎃)51.2103330.924
🐿 (not 🦇)51.1114532.244
giggling (not chortling)51.164527.222
open-minded (not close-minded)51.0124425.831
warm (not quarrelsome)50.194224.539
communal (not individualist)50.773329.937

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 Teresa Lisbon based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Chloe Decker (0.941)
  2. Kate Beckett (0.917)
  3. Dana Scully (0.901)
  4. Karen Vick (0.889)
  5. Camille Saroyan (0.881)
  6. Clarice Starling (0.871)
  7. Sara Sidle (0.868)
  8. Olivia Benson (0.867)
  9. Riza Hawkeye (0.867)
  10. Peggy Carter (0.865)
  1. Oscar Bluth (-0.659)
  2. The Deep (-0.638)
  3. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.631)
  4. Jeff Portnoy (-0.612)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.606)
  6. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.587)
  7. Homer Simpson (-0.567)
  8. Connor Roy (-0.558)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.554)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.553)

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 Teresa Lisbon to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Teresa Lisbon is described identify as.

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


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