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The Personalities of the 50 States

THE PERSONALITIES OF THE 50 STATES Do different U.S. states have different personalities? Is there any truth to the stereotypes of the hospitable Southerner, the plain-spoken Midwesterner, the flighty Californian? We surveyed 12,703 U.S. residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to find out. Do states really have their own, distinct personalities? T000000| THE FIVE DIMENSIONS OF PERSONALITY We rated states based on their scores on the Big Five dimensions of personality, the most commonly used model in psychology research. ENGAGING WITH THE WORLD INTROVERTED EXTROVERTED 1. Nevada 2. Montana 3. Arkansas 1. Vermont 2. Kentucky 3. South Dakota 4. daho 4. Wyoming 5. West Virginia 5. Wisconsin GETTING ALONG WITH OTHERS COMPETITIVE COOPERATIVE 1. Montana 2. North Dakota 1. Illinois 2. Delaware 3. New Hampshire 4. Kansas 5. Colorado 3. Mississippi 4. Oregon 5. South Carolina RESPONDING TO STRESS RESILIENT NEUROTIC 1. Montana 2. Alabama 3. Arkansas 4. New Hampshire 1. South Dakota 2. Delaware 3. Kentucky 4. Vermont 5. Idaho 5. Illinois USING YOUR MIND CONCRETE ABSTRACT 1. Illinois 1. Rhode Island 2. North Dakota 3. Indiana 2. Delaware 3. Vermont 4. South Dakota 5. Colorado 4. Washington, D.C. 5. Maryland ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE FLEXIBLE FOCUSED 1. Illinois 2. Vermont 1. South Dakota 2. Wyoming 3. New Mexico 4. Minnesota 5. Montana 3. West Virginia 4. New Hampshire 5. Kentucky THE PERSONALITY TRAITS OF THE 50 STATES Our research team discovered that each of the 50 states could be categorized into one of five personality clusters, based on common traits. Each cluster has its own distinct character. THE PRODUCERS The Producers are hardworking, no-nonsense folks who enjoy the company of others. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming THE OPEN MINDS The Open Minds are interested in arts, literature, the sciences, and other intellectual activities. Alaska, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia THE CRITICS The Critics are ready for a challenge. Brash and tough-minded, they love a good debate. Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, lowa, Kansas, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania THE CHARACTERS The Characters are a complex bunch: unconventional, independent, and prone to stress and distraction. Delaware, Kentucky, Vermont THE FRIENDLY CONSERVATIVES Open, warm, and straightforward, these folks are community-minded and down-to-earth. North Dakota, South Dakota TRUITY For more information visit

The Personalities of the 50 States

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Every person is born with certain personality traits, but new data from Truity Psychometrics -- a provider of online personality and career assessments and developer of the TypeFinder® personality ty...





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