A Map of Personality Types

Geographical differences in personality types have been mapped by researchers, showing which parts of the country are more stressed, more curious, and more agreeable.

"Researchers created the first ever map of its kind is based on the results of a six year online survey of 620,000 people."

"They claim it reveals how certain types of people are more likely to live and flourish in different parts of the country and showed links between personality traits and social phenomenon, like crime rates."

"The findings show that people living in eastern states such as New York are likely to be anxious, stressed, impulsive and prone to heart disease and cancer."

"Religious fervour is most prevalent in states such as Kansas, Florida, Arizona, Missouri and Utah, where residents mostly exhibit the conscientious personality trait."

"Rates of robbery and murder are highest in states populated by people with the openness personality trait such as Columbia, New York, Oregon, and California."

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Michael Lewyn's picture
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Dumb

Just to start, Columbia is not a state (though it is the name of numerous cities).

And based on my experience living in DC, I find it real hard to think of its residents as extroverted.

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