Friday, October 10, 2008

geography of personality

This may be a better indication of where you should live. It's a fascinating WSJ article on a study done on regional personality traits. Guess which state ranked 50th for "conscientiousness?" (That word is nearly impossible to spell.) To find out, click on the interactive map in the article and scroll down. I was surprised that two states beat out NY for neuroticism.


Karen ~ said...

Laconic extraversion.

My favorite phrase of the article! Yup, that's North Dakota.

Anonymous said...

I like this article. I also clicked on the States map which is cool. I'm not sure about the openness thing. It says that Maine is relatively low in openness and yet that's where all the hippies live. Maybe my definition of openness is different then theirs.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was interesting that Maine and New Hampshire are so diverse according to the map, yet they are side by side. I always that thought that New Hampshireites were just like Mainers, maybe a little more ecentric?