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Kimball Cho Personality Statistics

Kimball Cho 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
never cries (not often crying)94.3812.315
on-time (not tardy)92.64813.416
quiet (not loud)91.4511.436
private (not gregarious)90.22115.033
monotone (not expressive)89.2513.918
neat (not messy)89.17110.840
confidential (not gossiping)89.16113.847
direct (not roundabout)88.85618.640
self-disciplined (not disorganized)88.418810.818
orderly (not chaotic)88.24810.232
practical (not imaginative)88.23112.226
coordinated (not clumsy)87.814215.136
rational (not whimsical)87.73617.537
competent (not incompetent)87.424413.231
treasure (not trash)87.214714.348
workaholic (not slacker)87.025919.935
egalitarian (not racist)87.021815.141
legit (not scrub)86.77916.230
frank (not sugarcoated)86.612119.415
realistic (not fantastical)86.54414.722
diligent (not lazy)86.445210.722
manicured (not scruffy)86.323717.128
literal (not metaphorical)85.91917.838
wise (not foolish)85.87711.328
civilized (not barbaric)85.517116.222
tight (not loose)85.49517.717
modest (not flamboyant)85.4379.827
resourceful (not helpless)85.430711.533
masculine (not feminine)85.227216.932
stoic (not expressive)85.22818.016
guarded (not open)85.219118.322
not genocidal (not genocidal)84.915723.016
heroic (not villainous)84.927510.433
loyal (not traitorous)84.842716.827
efficient (not overprepared)84.81418.220
no-nonsense (not dramatic)84.74216.229
studious (not goof-off)84.622616.957
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.625210.721
high IQ (not low IQ)84.539813.428
works hard (not plays hard)84.116613.428
reasonable (not deranged)84.09114.949
perceptive (not unobservant)83.738211.816
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.67127.627
scientific (not artistic)83.513314.737
believable (not poorly-written)83.513416.024
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.316517.726
reserved (not chatty)83.210518.729
healthy (not sickly)83.220315.744
motivated (not unmotivated)83.258614.417
linear (not circular)83.11016.118
precise (not vague)83.014019.738
independent (not codependent)82.920315.519
consistent (not variable)82.96221.024
devoted (not unfaithful)82.846022.523
badass (not weakass)82.642718.720
logical (not emotional)82.37219.143
pointed (not random)81.829216.918
introvert (not extrovert)81.77115.341
sane (not crazy)81.65721.545
pro (not noob)81.538322.945
prestigious (not disreputable)81.314518.525
formal (not intimate)81.39319.547
sensible (not ludicrous)81.212419.725
armoured (not vulnerable)81.217319.337
wholesome (not salacious)81.217020.247
serious (not playful)81.026322.226
persistent (not quitter)81.080924.447
hard-work (not natural-talent)80.98917.120
concise (not long-winded)80.83720.513
clean (not perverted)80.728614.723
proper (not scandalous)80.513015.622
realist (not idealist)80.58121.336
factual (not exaggerating)80.311418.423
prideful (not envious)80.213617.133
serious (not bold)80.25022.437
permanent (not transient)80.26319.924
utilitarian (not decorative)80.29519.843
mature (not juvenile)80.121320.330
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.026417.229
important (not irrelevant)80.050817.340
🤖 (not 👻)79.85020.436
respectful (not rude)79.825017.436
alert (not oblivious)79.731618.732
one-faced (not two-faced)79.431021.136
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)79.225219.317
politically correct (not edgy)79.26616.720
reliable (not experimental)79.016020.520
sheriff (not outlaw)78.720321.732
resolute (not wavering)78.721825.037
high standards (not desperate)78.623617.229
washed (not muddy)78.619431.18
distant (not touchy-feely)78.518626.322
driven (not unambitious)78.472822.638
straight (not queer)78.448624.626
atheist (not theist)78.218322.418
concrete (not abstract)78.211524.542
fresh (not stinky)78.038220.643
attentive (not interrupting)78.012520.923
wooden (not plastic)78.016620.417
OCD (not ADHD)77.923419.727
👽 (not 🤡)77.88910.326
honorable (not cunning)77.423122.657
strict (not lenient)77.426021.040
overachiever (not underachiever)77.454226.026
calm (not anxious)77.39020.230
official (not backdoor)77.29725.225
neurotypical (not autistic)77.029117.133
beautiful (not ugly)76.868820.334
traditional (not unorthodox)76.613724.129
minimalist (not pack rat)76.58122.138
human (not animalistic)76.445920.828
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.49418.038
tame (not wild)76.212124.141
dry (not moist)76.211223.16
well behaved (not mischievous)76.017720.821
basic (not hipster)76.022924.028
go-getter (not slugabed)75.962921.233
earth (not air)75.918329.622
methodical (not astonishing)75.820226.919
skeptical (not spiritual)75.743024.435
trusting (not charming)75.75125.324
stable (not moody)75.65827.226
sturdy (not flimsy)75.541426.619
opinionated (not jealous)75.538915.915
decisive (not hesitant)75.447424.331
pessimistic (not optimistic)75.416717.429
gendered (not androgynous)75.375125.333
self-improving (not self-destructive)75.213015.917
valedictorian (not drop out)75.153025.447
unemotional (not emotional)75.18922.420
obedient (not rebellious)75.014522.338
🤠 (not 🤑)75.026020.835
realistic (not ambitious)75.06826.220
still (not twitchy)74.69725.436
tactful (not indiscreet)74.525023.752
deep (not shallow)74.530024.256
short (not tall)74.418214.833
reasoned (not instinctual)74.211426.734
humble (not arrogant)74.121320.840
queen (not princess)74.143030.911
rigid (not flexible)74.026322.429
street-smart (not sheltered)74.046228.728
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)74.022825.942
mathematical (not literary)73.912524.027
active (not slothful)73.973022.829
equitable (not hypocritical)73.820019.445
subdued (not exuberant)73.86422.415
pure (not debased)73.727320.630
objective (not subjective)73.74923.828
sober (not indulgent)73.613926.533
feminist (not sexist)73.556520.531
secretive (not open-book)73.544430.120
urban (not rural)73.246323.433
yes-man (not contrarian)73.27926.921
conventional (not creative)73.118327.032
altruistic (not selfish)73.135019.141
kind (not cruel)73.065625.122
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.040722.443
cynical (not gullible)73.043028.223
hoarder (not unprepared)72.919823.724
mighty (not puny)72.955916.219
scholarly (not crafty)72.917020.622
disarming (not creepy)72.847820.325
demure (not vain)72.714618.938
straightforward (not cryptic)72.736334.132
😇 (not 😈)72.632725.548
oxymoron (not tautology)72.56022.84
regular (not zany)72.210223.337
morning lark (not night owl)72.215428.530
🐴 (not 🦄)72.129729.541
cautious (not impulsive)72.027625.246
genius (not dunce)72.051816.637
chaste (not lustful)71.913518.935
eloquent (not unpolished)71.949923.224
tense (not relaxed)71.870220.330
reclusive (not social)71.823226.554
classical (not avant-garde)71.726421.222
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)71.621421.137
patient (not impatient)71.516525.231
intense (not lighthearted)71.558425.513
normie (not freak)71.420324.028
good-cook (not bad-cook)71.416615.720
confident (not insecure)71.061826.831
compersive (not jealous)71.021619.927
cooperative (not competitive)70.919425.431
factual (not poetic)70.834531.320
tasteful (not lewd)70.743021.325
🧗 (not 🛌)70.647929.439
🥶 (not 🥵)70.416020.818
🏀 (not 🎨)70.430531.120
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.360525.318
🌟 (not 💩)70.174327.144
fighter (not lover)70.132327.521
suspicious (not awkward)70.052629.032
hard (not soft)70.045823.041
goth (not flower child)70.021024.312
work-first (not family-first)69.941129.032
fast (not slow)69.962025.426
businesslike (not chivalrous)69.536426.028
😊 (not 🤣)69.344024.940
enlightened (not lost)69.324522.726
loveable (not punchable)69.249117.017
introspective (not not introspective)69.143327.539
giving (not receiving)69.151624.720
statist (not anarchist)69.028120.427
🤐 (not 😜)68.933432.139
mysterious (not unambiguous)68.732229.318
white knight (not bad boy)68.652126.814
interesting (not tiresome)68.466130.728
deep (not epic)68.413028.126
corporate (not freelance)68.330823.218
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.268529.334
builder (not explorer)68.128722.722
rich (not poor)67.959118.417
stoic (not hypochondriac)67.838335.213
nurturing (not poisonous)67.757922.519
presidential (not folksy)67.744726.418
first-mate (not captain)67.647027.034
vintage (not trendy)67.668325.322
alpha (not beta)67.568228.631
chortling (not giggling)67.549630.114
prudish (not flirtatious)67.528526.516
🐘 (not 🐀)67.429128.938
real (not philosophical)67.251528.226
focused on the present (not focused on the future)67.126425.040
fortunate (not unlucky)67.126218.219
bookish (not sporty)67.168426.829
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.026022.040
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.036223.523
cold (not warm)66.940125.435
master (not apprentice)66.971332.424
monochrome (not multicolored)66.935328.431
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.841429.829
attractive (not repulsive)66.785425.342
stylish (not slovenly)66.762927.024
non-gamer (not gamer)66.755033.029
refined (not rugged)66.654926.136
chill (not offended)66.624428.016
cool (not dorky)66.253132.740
unassuming (not pretentious)66.220830.830
high-tech (not low-tech)66.042030.023
winter (not summer)66.040529.622
🥾 (not 👟)65.837834.343
protagonist (not antagonist)65.880129.519
thick (not thin)65.730724.734
🐮 (not 🐷)65.725724.530
pensive (not serene)65.775731.115
demanding (not unchallenging)65.694625.738
self-assured (not self-conscious)65.672529.131
water (not fire)65.528832.722
angelic (not demonic)65.356324.826
😏 (not 😬)65.246426.737
reassuring (not fearmongering)64.953928.814
trusting (not suspicious)64.934932.233
insider (not outsider)64.726330.427
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.730326.646
🧕 (not 💃)64.716729.841
bashful (not exhibitionist)64.617425.126
moderate (not extreme)64.524923.926
🤺 (not 🏌)64.481830.850
shy (not playful)64.216418.323
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')64.25825.125
hard (not soft)64.160128.338
English (not German)63.9109330.619
analysis (not common sense)63.950131.722
grateful (not entitled)63.845621.722
paranoid (not naive)63.758918.711
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.259328.730
impartial (not biased)63.07224.317
generous (not stingy)62.966624.934
soulful (not soulless)62.896523.929
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.764625.033
repetitive (not varied)62.652128.840
emancipated (not enslaved)62.577819.530
🐐 (not 🦒)62.459526.629
involved (not remote)62.390530.031
📈 (not 📉)62.368627.951
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.233228.117
indie (not pop)62.267330.313
empath (not psychopath)62.176225.321
purple (not orange)62.039030.932
macho (not metrosexual)61.836226.117
gloomy (not sunny)61.663326.723
worldly (not innocent)61.590830.030
normal (not weird)61.536626.640
frugal (not lavish)61.458025.021
ranged (not melee)61.442328.314
💝 (not 💔)61.352033.834
eastern (not western)61.19531.737
🧠 (not 💪)61.089124.251
preppy (not punk rock)60.971827.919
cultured (not rustic)60.972429.616
rock (not rap)60.8118129.118
🐩 (not 🐒)60.756528.629
devout (not heathen)60.556726.426
bold (not shy)60.2120531.339
average (not deviant)60.233226.925
😀 (not 😭)60.051126.145
thrifty (not extravagant)60.055423.920
dominant (not submissive)59.990429.037
specialist (not generalist)59.968626.528
musical (not off-key)59.740124.917
sleepy (not frenzied)59.67122.817
bossy (not meek)59.597226.432
conservative (not liberal)59.536529.645
forgiving (not vengeful)59.360525.431
traumatized (not flourishing)59.281724.611
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.945128.814
leisurely (not hurried)58.840225.925
sage (not whippersnapper)58.647120.95
interested (not bored)58.697332.218
asexual (not sexual)58.633829.424
chosen one (not everyman)58.666229.318
mild (not spicy)58.539724.248
assertive (not passive)58.5101223.424
dispassionate (not romantic)58.530827.529
cat person (not dog person)58.456336.711
stubborn (not accommodating)58.3106432.927
jaded (not innocent)58.391029.522
vegan (not cannibal)58.261725.018
🤔 (not 🤫)57.972633.540
brave (not careful)57.885728.231
apathetic (not curious)57.821431.031
angry (not good-humored)57.254627.031
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.152928.037
🥴 (not 🥳)57.167724.934
aloof (not obsessed)57.020826.225
transparent (not machiavellian)56.761524.312
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.668727.929
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.650427.230
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.530025.839
child free (not pronatalist)56.391434.440
oppressed (not privileged)56.341821.416
trolling (not triggered)55.733529.416
neutral (not opinionated)55.711435.226
technophile (not luddite)55.161027.322
miserable (not joyful)55.086622.133
Swedish (not Italian)54.956821.811
Russian (not French)54.744331.113
sorrowful (not cheery)54.486726.822
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.431029.327
timid (not cocky)54.332327.218
nerd (not jock)54.285427.726
humorless (not funny)54.253529.936
uninspiring (not charismatic)54.225126.228
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.274030.033
ironic (not profound)54.273130.428
Coke (not Pepsi)54.267029.725
money-focused (not love-focused)54.248520.918
quirky (not predictable)54.271832.621
🎃 (not 💀)54.066131.522
🥰 (not 🙃)53.973337.347
quarrelsome (not warm)53.881126.833
blacksmith (not tailor)53.853237.56
picky (not always down)53.886726.517
arcane (not mainstream)53.782728.630
sweet (not bitter)53.772430.334
insulting (not complimentary)53.667530.221
blissful (not haunted)53.641727.125
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.343625.914
hunter (not gatherer)53.381634.418
libertarian (not socialist)53.287828.524
feisty (not gracious)53.2109526.138
🧢 (not 🎩)53.170233.739
awkward (not charming)53.051724.342
judgemental (not accepting)53.079430.127
fixable (not unfixable)52.993630.716
pacifist (not ferocious)52.853627.841
empirical (not theoretical)52.688531.042
close-minded (not open-minded)52.656423.630
🐿 (not 🦇)52.686930.534
centrist (not radical)52.661332.020
cheesy (not chic)52.580729.212
simple (not complicated)52.442331.032
dramatic (not comedic)52.2108027.433
young (not old)52.195217.323
monastic (not hedonist)52.158727.323
fast-talking (not slow-talking)52.1101429.918
resistant (not resigned)52.0130132.231
vanilla (not kinky)51.975831.723
reactive (not proactive)51.783830.826
historical (not modern)51.665528.920
doer (not thinker)51.6107433.736
sad (not happy)51.596219.933
sarcastic (not genuine)51.574531.724
glad (not mad)51.564425.837
Greek (not Roman)51.567028.515
intellectual (not physical)51.4101325.425
vibrant (not geriatric)51.4114722.716
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)51.345532.732
nonpolitical (not political)51.161532.222
mundane (not extraordinary)51.045330.721
rough (not smooth)51.078127.926
bright (not depressed)51.083527.121
existentialist (not nihilist)51.0106724.725
industrial (not domestic)50.285932.228
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.260022.524
authoritarian (not democratic)50.372627.324
communal (not individualist)50.360628.837
🧐 (not 😎)50.475035.342

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Aaron Hotchner (0.854)
  2. Dana Scully (0.852)
  3. Raymond Holt (0.848)
  4. William Somerset (0.839)
  5. Cedric Daniels (0.837)
  6. Teresa Lisbon (0.834)
  7. Donald Cragen (0.832)
  8. Alfred Pennyworth (0.829)
  9. George S. Hammond (0.826)
  10. Melinda Warner (0.824)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.721)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.695)
  3. Oscar Bluth (-0.662)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.655)
  5. Jeff Portnoy (-0.655)
  6. Myrtle Wilson (-0.651)
  7. The Deep (-0.647)
  8. Cheryl Tunt (-0.637)
  9. Homer Simpson (-0.634)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.625)

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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Notes

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