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Red John Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Red John 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
problematic (not woke)98.843.38
disturbing (not enchanting)97.723.87
unfriendly (not friendly)97.573.66
psychopath (not empath)96.677.025
punchable (not loveable)96.1106.824
militaristic (not hippie)95.0286.86
irreverent (not sincere)95.057.46
vengeful (not forgiving)94.0319.244
focused (not absentminded)93.8949.06
negative (not positive)93.51312.86
villainous (not heroic)92.63814.728
suspicious (not trusting)92.52511.637
thinker (not feeler)92.31811.26
poisonous (not nurturing)92.04613.126
individualist (not communal)91.71312.132
catty (not supportive)91.7358.66
persistent (not quitter)91.623315.454
💩 (not 🌟)91.61112.941
rebellious (not obedient)91.510010.726
harsh (not gentle)91.56320.811
freak (not normie)91.41912.933
leader (not follower)91.419511.612
handshakes (not hugs)91.015813.48
cynical (not gullible)90.83114.221
ugly (not beautiful)90.4413.643
cruel (not kind)90.34715.236
😈 (not 😇)90.06616.661
hunter (not gatherer)90.05219.924
overthinker (not underthinker)90.09610.010
deranged (not reasonable)89.92313.436
flawed (not perfect)89.98310.47
entrepreneur (not employee)89.917510.27
bitter (not sweet)89.75510.832
💔 (not 💝)89.31918.536
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.38018.325
demonic (not angelic)89.25013.629
two-faced (not one-faced)89.25322.639
naughty (not nice)89.212714.610
cold (not warm)89.15313.424
cursed (not blessed)89.06911.810
fearmongering (not reassuring)88.73620.119
mischievous (not well behaved)88.615616.437
snoops (not minds-own-business)88.61668.78
soulless (not soulful)88.43415.329
never cries (not often crying)88.46316.523
inappropriate (not seemly)88.46425.711
weird (not normal)88.37215.139
perceptive (not unobservant)88.123611.717
💀 (not 🎃)88.03320.220
🙃 (not 🥰)87.92819.144
haunted (not blissful)87.67918.832
perverted (not clean)87.44316.427
arrogant (not humble)87.417416.543
fire (not water)87.312420.227
proud (not apologetic)87.131327.212
contrarian (not yes-man)87.13013.717
antagonist (not protagonist)87.04722.925
jaded (not innocent)87.013018.019
analysis (not common sense)86.93012.824
dystopian (not utopian)86.95330.99
machiavellian (not transparent)86.84117.227
red (not blue)86.87111.06
outlaw (not sheriff)86.711925.833
entitled (not grateful)86.614217.820
distant (not touchy-feely)86.67417.030
secretive (not open-book)86.515818.826
motivated (not unmotivated)86.552423.327
deviant (not average)86.46723.128
creepy (not disarming)86.32018.830
analytical (not intuitive)86.38013.815
manic (not mild)86.317921.014
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.123821.720
conspiracist (not sheeple)86.07113.039
worldly (not innocent)85.913713.136
bad boy (not white knight)85.97619.924
coordinated (not clumsy)85.824917.528
traumatized (not flourishing)85.88317.423
fighter (not lover)85.85118.832
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.714721.027
authoritarian (not democratic)85.59318.926
🥴 (not 🥳)85.51621.242
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.412919.728
cunning (not honorable)85.210220.151
selfish (not altruistic)85.215321.751
hard (not soft)85.212921.153
rock (not rap)85.011817.819
prankster (not anti-prank)85.014320.48
vintage (not trendy)84.912411.221
🥾 (not 👟)84.97918.953
repulsive (not attractive)84.73518.835
crazy (not sane)84.79622.740
prying (not unmeddlesome)84.720813.36
decisive (not hesitant)84.620022.329
competitive (not cooperative)84.430818.827
work-first (not family-first)84.317921.228
🐷 (not 🐮)84.31817.229
clinical (not heartfelt)84.310324.912
diligent (not lazy)84.167718.331
smug (not sheepish)84.128922.211
coarse (not delicate)84.119011.68
opinionated (not neutral)84.044626.231
armoured (not vulnerable)83.713023.731
pensive (not serene)83.72919.424
dominant (not submissive)83.540219.542
assertive (not passive)83.529821.624
salacious (not wholesome)83.312024.643
extreme (not moderate)83.229619.426
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.110022.942
intellectual (not physical)83.028021.726
miserable (not joyful)82.813325.442
obsessed (not aloof)82.712422.833
unfixable (not fixable)82.77125.724
lion (not zebra)82.732223.312
quarrelsome (not warm)82.621123.228
judgemental (not accepting)82.621323.822
stingy (not generous)82.512822.232
receiving (not giving)82.512222.512
bold (not shy)82.468519.732
complicated (not simple)82.325223.533
gloomy (not sunny)82.315521.827
resolute (not wavering)82.216827.146
edgy (not politically correct)82.115521.929
🥶 (not 🥵)82.12630.423
savory (not sweet)81.919029.49
methodical (not astonishing)81.99224.240
hard (not soft)81.820723.731
insightful (not generic)81.82356.36
annoying (not unannoying)81.615918.78
master (not apprentice)81.638423.636
debased (not pure)81.516926.533
night owl (not morning lark)81.522618.040
gluttonous (not moderate)81.510732.210
paranoid (not naive)81.47821.121
unstable (not stable)81.427929.317
high IQ (not low IQ)81.362021.633
scandalous (not proper)81.322121.236
alert (not oblivious)81.331924.646
sexist (not feminist)81.311621.245
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)81.26826.244
sickly (not healthy)81.24017.840
dramatic (not comedic)81.127327.822
stinky (not fresh)80.85821.240
old-fashioned (not progressive)80.817421.214
arcane (not mainstream)80.710424.135
guarded (not open)80.544122.241
feisty (not gracious)80.530721.330
mad (not glad)80.419524.739
uptight (not easy)80.334326.67
backdoor (not official)80.314924.630
genocidal (not not genocidal)80.29129.932
driven (not unambitious)80.178526.630
hoarder (not unprepared)79.96224.427
bossy (not meek)79.951325.631
idealist (not realist)79.813325.435
animalistic (not human)79.83524.430
radical (not centrist)79.710525.724
😬 (not 😏)79.65928.945
intense (not lighthearted)79.543226.431
ferocious (not pacifist)79.336130.426
barbaric (not civilized)79.37925.625
old (not young)79.219411.235
goth (not flower child)79.212317.829
resourceful (not helpless)79.169822.340
studious (not goof-off)79.151123.238
zany (not regular)79.023226.541
ambitious (not realistic)79.025926.028
rough (not smooth)78.913425.221
wild (not tame)78.940028.243
mechanical (not natural)78.715426.26
hedonist (not monastic)78.67724.147
🦇 (not 🐿)78.614727.035
queen (not princess)78.534031.119
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)78.459820.09
physicist (not photographer)78.421825.98
cocky (not timid)78.257123.220
masculine (not feminine)78.056722.236
skeptical (not spiritual)78.040621.229
quirky (not predictable)78.016022.429
🧠 (not 💪)77.952220.662
strict (not lenient)77.829225.029
on-time (not tardy)77.854928.723
historical (not modern)77.716518.729
precise (not vague)77.632825.926
sarcastic (not genuine)77.424723.534
stubborn (not accommodating)77.359627.130
fussy (not sloppy)77.343519.412
pro (not noob)77.266028.440
trash (not treasure)77.28831.055
winter (not summer)77.122228.015
🤐 (not 😜)77.021329.439
ludicrous (not sensible)76.817729.737
jealous (not compersive)76.822728.319
close-minded (not open-minded)76.615827.527
insulting (not complimentary)76.625727.527
repressed (not forward)76.69728.38
things-person (not people-person)76.522731.211
all-seeing (not blind)76.528128.213
frenzied (not sleepy)76.444921.527
picky (not always down)76.121819.518
sorrowful (not cheery)76.029923.021
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.938027.645
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)75.930525.28
pointed (not random)75.763530.423
resentful (not euphoric)75.735234.410
OCD (not ADHD)75.534428.120
Roman (not Greek)75.24927.615
🐴 (not 🦄)75.228629.235
grumpy (not cheery)75.243915.26
frank (not sugarcoated)75.159824.822
unstirring (not quivering)75.141825.811
resistant (not resigned)74.939427.538
competent (not incompetent)74.986828.038
cannibal (not vegan)74.827827.124
cautious (not impulsive)74.726528.443
🐒 (not 🐩)74.416730.045
playful (not shy)74.464728.540
biased (not impartial)74.436829.433
orderly (not chaotic)74.341526.718
muddy (not washed)74.314923.825
unfrivolous (not goofy)74.354230.38
eager (not reluctant)74.241528.19
bookish (not sporty)74.165024.135
captain (not first-mate)74.047627.628
metaphorical (not literal)73.97030.229
demanding (not unchallenging)73.979927.531
withdrawn (not outgoing)73.823130.611
private (not gregarious)73.745331.639
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.734826.423
logical (not emotional)73.525726.330
kinky (not vanilla)73.532929.630
ranged (not melee)73.47930.917
sassy (not chill)73.467324.57
patient (not impatient)73.417430.046
dispassionate (not romantic)73.311731.829
creator (not consumer)73.341332.915
chosen one (not everyman)73.327528.620
traitorous (not loyal)73.216530.831
offended (not chill)73.238027.521
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.123626.137
resists change (not likes change)72.955235.111
junkie (not straight edge)72.818834.36
genius (not dunce)72.761824.944
important (not irrelevant)72.7102833.260
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.585931.829
🎨 (not 🏀)72.567023.824
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.441533.033
reclusive (not social)72.329830.944
insomniac (not slumbering)72.363930.38
western (not eastern)72.126724.527
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.178028.522
bad-manners (not good-manners)72.126233.910
nonconformist (not social climber)72.142731.210
interested (not bored)72.058526.524
humorless (not funny)71.720828.640
angry (not good-humored)71.727226.724
chronically single (not serial dater)71.662333.312
suspicious (not awkward)71.555131.529
sad (not happy)71.544721.125
spicy (not mild)71.460028.736
disreputable (not prestigious)71.219231.334
libertarian (not socialist)71.212628.742
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)71.140230.37
confident (not insecure)71.073433.342
atheist (not theist)71.045929.917
money-focused (not love-focused)71.028027.325
moody (not stable)70.867730.831
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)70.854933.110
specialist (not generalist)70.635128.830
scrub (not legit)70.310033.525
philosophical (not real)70.110622.231
flamboyant (not modest)70.144431.639
🤠 (not 🤑)70.055828.145
heathen (not devout)69.826333.028
off-key (not musical)69.830823.124
cryptic (not straightforward)69.711930.836
creative (not conventional)69.748931.637
tactful (not indiscreet)69.750630.340
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.679126.832
🤣 (not 😊)69.625127.949
childlike (not parental)69.651133.25
neat (not messy)69.571834.440
blacksmith (not tailor)69.430728.020
cheesy (not chic)69.442228.825
utilitarian (not decorative)69.454135.825
writer (not reader)69.329731.013
careful (not brave)69.219024.032
pretentious (not unassuming)69.250032.853
😭 (not 😀)69.127234.258
hypocritical (not equitable)69.135126.336
freelance (not corporate)68.966931.426
nerd (not jock)68.968830.728
privileged (not oppressed)68.780432.917
believable (not poorly-written)68.7116528.623
chortling (not giggling)68.754627.726
🐐 (not 🦒)68.639333.449
rigid (not flexible)68.648832.125
engineerial (not lawyerly)68.431635.07
tight (not loose)68.372531.018
flat (not bubbly)68.350532.08
fearful (not hopeful)68.321638.18
fast (not slow)68.284429.425
independent (not codependent)68.275834.932
🐀 (not 🐘)67.930233.945
pessimistic (not optimistic)67.840731.537
active (not slothful)67.8121130.827
thick-skinned (not sensitive)67.845333.325
leisurely (not hurried)67.824426.335
unorthodox (not traditional)67.862333.130
overachiever (not underachiever)67.8108135.821
wired (not tired)67.857632.56
repetitive (not varied)67.738429.836
tall (not short)67.661023.051
energetic (not mellow)67.657621.87
confidential (not gossiping)67.688631.237
workaholic (not slacker)67.5116429.626
tense (not relaxed)67.4108030.324
straight (not queer)67.4101129.331
indie (not pop)67.464325.020
anarchist (not statist)67.340731.254
ironic (not profound)67.329328.319
lewd (not tasteful)67.226028.325
calm (not anxious)67.230930.128
rude (not respectful)67.138927.331
emancipated (not enslaved)67.173333.932
street-smart (not sheltered)67.176929.019
crafty (not scholarly)66.968029.336
deep (not shallow)66.971231.954
vain (not demure)66.853131.627
extravagant (not thrifty)66.851136.031
cat person (not dog person)66.845930.229
open to new experinces (not uncreative)66.696428.629
🧐 (not 😎)66.641733.947
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)66.567032.211
conservative (not liberal)66.329132.140
🤺 (not 🏌)66.294632.345
high standards (not desperate)66.170631.832
questioning (not believing)66.075833.012
exaggerating (not factual)65.758732.336
go-getter (not slugabed)65.6128527.533
quiet (not loud)65.551326.222
cringeworthy (not inspiring)65.538930.032
gross (not hygienic)65.521827.011
evolutionist (not creationist)65.359130.511
sturdy (not flimsy)65.191828.817
earth (not air)65.169032.120
Russian (not French)65.124327.033
maverick (not conformist)65.091236.16
slovenly (not stylish)64.931731.322
efficient (not overprepared)64.878833.935
scruffy (not manicured)64.746928.832
accurate (not off target)64.792917.26
wolf (not bear)64.770036.56
mathematical (not literary)64.533030.338
alpha (not beta)64.591531.639
monochrome (not multicolored)64.550432.426
awkward (not comfortable)64.548636.48
lavish (not frugal)64.450730.925
scientific (not artistic)64.367524.030
fortunate (not unlucky)64.339926.938
introvert (not extrovert)64.342732.627
macho (not metrosexual)64.337129.227
permanent (not transient)64.154928.727
mighty (not puny)63.9102132.033
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.9105530.019
Swedish (not Italian)63.841732.520
punk rock (not preppy)63.852430.522
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)63.866933.09
cringing away (not welcoming experience)63.844233.09
consistent (not variable)63.770333.423
prideful (not envious)63.3112232.032
cliché (not original)63.343623.510
🧗 (not 🛌)63.091533.246
gendered (not androgynous)62.9150232.736
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')62.89429.824
🤫 (not 🤔)62.822637.537
experimental (not reliable)62.852934.320
main character (not side character)62.871332.711
asexual (not sexual)62.536133.328
extraordinary (not mundane)62.2106432.634
wooden (not plastic)62.2101930.530
poetic (not factual)62.145530.523
stoic (not expressive)62.048134.025
interesting (not tiresome)62.0111830.941
gamer (not non-gamer)61.641738.635
stoic (not hypochondriac)61.677435.917
depressed (not bright)61.455236.425
industrial (not domestic)61.457331.220
businesslike (not chivalrous)61.266132.726
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)61.138524.934
jealous (not opinionated)60.917736.222
unemotional (not emotional)60.928934.319
goal-oriented (not experince-oriented)60.982337.17
geriatric (not vibrant)60.826229.423
outsider (not insider)60.766934.924
interrupting (not attentive)60.762629.520
reserved (not chatty)60.672433.725
child free (not pronatalist)60.595536.428
bad-cook (not good-cook)60.561330.917
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.451333.621
exuberant (not subdued)60.482333.122
oxymoron (not tautology)60.354632.121
noble (not jovial)60.295428.08
trolling (not triggered)60.129436.226
spirited (not lifeless)60.1134836.49
handy (not can't-fix-anything)60.0106629.16
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)59.850334.421
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.692935.522
pack rat (not minimalist)59.650536.434
autistic (not neurotypical)59.418531.640
abstract (not concrete)59.350532.942
deep (not epic)59.354732.732
prudish (not flirtatious)59.358929.820
rejected (not popular)59.372935.410
mature (not juvenile)59.290732.738
roundabout (not direct)59.127629.933
meaningful (not pointless)59.1136929.89
German (not English)59.09632.319
earthly (not divine)59.0104137.48
classical (not avant-garde)58.984231.835
👻 (not 🤖)58.973434.241
📈 (not 📉)58.9108235.449
badass (not weakass)58.8131232.130
dry (not moist)58.765034.919
reasoned (not instinctual)58.654737.727
introspective (not not introspective)58.6108430.331
presidential (not folksy)58.485029.526
sage (not whippersnapper)58.361030.420
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)58.087235.610
rational (not whimsical)57.895730.640
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.880034.916
routine (not innovative)57.770037.86
apathetic (not curious)57.626535.830
lost (not enlightened)57.681830.123
poor (not rich)57.563329.028
nihilist (not existentialist)57.533733.224
🤡 (not 👽)57.554538.149
charming (not trusting)57.381732.227
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.369336.236
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.287831.130
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.230232.633
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.178830.737
doer (not thinker)57.1110630.532
rural (not urban)56.943032.047
fantastical (not realistic)56.667029.226
racist (not egalitarian)56.324934.630
plays hard (not works hard)56.249532.132
eloquent (not unpolished)56.2108733.718
intimate (not formal)56.183831.845
Pepsi (not Coke)56.149335.232
basic (not hipster)56.0103532.021
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.8110328.634
subjective (not objective)55.871731.324
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.850629.119
imaginative (not practical)55.658536.125
unfaithful (not devoted)55.424836.621
builder (not explorer)55.376435.326
low-tech (not high-tech)55.285228.837
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.2116027.324
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)55.080134.631
homebody (not world traveler)55.078334.76
charmer (not buffoon)55.0130136.311
capitalist (not communist)54.9104634.711
💃 (not 🧕)54.7119437.742
wise (not foolish)54.5104828.740
linear (not circular)54.482436.620
dorky (not cool)54.375531.536
activist (not nonpartisan)54.3119039.67
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.1113736.514
dolphin (not kangaroo)53.786539.96
remote (not involved)53.431533.428
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)53.2117935.719
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.186934.543
glamorous (not spartan)53.175936.67
concise (not long-winded)53.092836.218
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.882734.631
theoretical (not empirical)52.757132.342
drop out (not valedictorian)52.764033.641
sober (not indulgent)52.686233.632
thin (not thick)52.6115833.227
still (not twitchy)52.569332.725
social chameleon (not strong identity)52.536842.86
rugged (not refined)52.381831.126
cassanova (not love shy)52.196030.77
grounded (not fantasy-prone)52.0100031.87
awkward (not charming)51.967333.039
lustful (not chaste)51.9110732.819
rustic (not cultured)51.968928.519
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)51.977240.416
proactive (not reactive)51.779331.221
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.485232.037
purple (not orange)51.397834.626
charismatic (not uninspiring)51.3162929.530
real (not fake)51.3151639.012
luddite (not technophile)51.2102733.428
🧢 (not 🎩)51.192738.038
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)50.993333.118
serious (not playful)50.7118434.022
nonpolitical (not political)50.680631.629
expressive (not monotone)50.4127237.124
bold (not serious)50.5109733.146

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Man in Black (0.862)
  2. Howard Payne (0.85)
  3. Scar (0.847)
  4. Lord Voldemort (0.843)
  5. Palpatine (0.827)
  6. Mr. Gold (0.823)
  7. Scorpius (0.822)
  8. Malcolm Merlyn (0.816)
  9. Randall Boggs (0.811)
  10. Paul Spector (0.809)
  1. Charles Bingley (-0.672)
  2. Flounder (-0.655)
  3. Chien-Po (-0.636)
  4. Rita Bennett (-0.624)
  5. Mayuri Shiina (-0.609)
  6. Emmet Brickowski (-0.598)
  7. Tracy Mills (-0.592)
  8. Snow White (-0.587)
  9. Sam Evans (-0.585)
  10. Touta Matsuda (-0.58)

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

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


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