My friend and I were talking about this the other day--and then I started to wonder if anyone else had noticed anything similar re: their city or town....
Recently, I moved from New Haven, Connecticut--a port city w/ 130k people that seemed to have, in general, Beta/Gamma values. Betas and Gammas had a lot of influence over the city's street and civic life. (Se was highly valued.) Even though New Haven had a high crime rate, and looked kinda run-down, I felt at home there--understood and valued.
Now I live in Northampton, Massachusetts--and it's a lot different. The Northampton-Amherst, Mass area is a huge college town (Univ. of Massachusetts; Amherst College; Smith College; Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College are all within 10 miles of each other, scattered across these two small cities... When school's out, the population is 70k; when it's in, it's 110k or so!)
NoHo-Amherst is aesthetically beautiful compared with New Haven, (it looks cared for in an Si way,) and there are tons of good restaurants.
That said, it seems to me that it's almost entirely Alpha up here. (I've never heard so many conversations about sustainable growth! Or seen so many posters for hipster/indie bands! Or so often couldn't find a seat in a coffee shop.)
The vibe up in these cities is just really different.
Which leads to my questions: Do you think that certain parts of the country, or certain cities, attract different Socionics Quadras?
If yes, do you have any guesses as to why?
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