The Wall Street Journal ran a story today about a study identifying major personality traits of the different states. The lead researcher was Peter Jason Rentfrow, lecturer at the University of Cambridge in England and the article is published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
Pretty interesting findings - and not exactly what one might expect. For instance, West Virginia came in as the most neurotic. North Dakota, most extraverted and most agreeable.
Closer to home, the great state of Georgia is extraverted, agreeable, and conscientious with a touch of the Neurotic. Not very Open though… but we’re working on it.
The United States of Mind
Researchers Identify Regional Personality Traits Across America