Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Where in the U.S. should you live? Graphic shows which state matches your personality

Where in the U.S. should you live? Graphic shows which state matches your personality
Where in the U.S. should you live? Graphic shows which state matches your personality

    - 13 year study used personality test data taken from over 1.6 million people
    - West Virginia found to be the most neurotic state
    - South Carolina is the most conscientious, while Maine is the least hard working
   -  Washington DC is both the least agreeable and the most open

The age old belief that people living on the West Coast of the United States are more relaxed and creative than those living in the east is now scientifically proven, following a 13 year study to map the moods of America.

Researchers led by psychologist Jason Rentfrow, an American now working at the University of Cambridge in the U.K., analyzed personality test data from over one million people to identify three distinct personality regions.

They found people living in north eastern states tended to be temperamental and uninhibited, while those living along the West Coast were more creative and relaxed.

Meanwhile people living in the central and southern region were found to be more friendly and conventional.

The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, collected data from over 1.6 million people over a 13-year period.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2473707/Where-U-S-live-Graphic-shows-state-matches-personality.html#ixzz2ia75IV7H



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