A Pattern is a behavior developed by Wadsworth Zane, used in an attempt to make his life better and protect himself from ghosts. While talking with Wadsworth, Dr. Angstrom noted that he was discounting good events and that it was a "belief system [that] can only torment and never reward", with bad things being a punishment for a failure of some sort. Wadsworth responded by saying he did not want to include false positives, and that "decent people being decent" were not a part of the pattern.
Some of the behaviors Zane uses include the following:
- Opening and closing a mailbox three times to prevent bills from showing up when it is opened a fourth time.
- The "room pattern": Either leaving doors completely open or completely shut to avoid unreliability and being unsafe.
- The number of times he checks the deadbolt on a door can control which "different thing" happens to a person.