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    Default Big Five traits by country/state

    We've had threads about the personality types of countries and at least one about a quiz about which country suits you best, but I could not find if we've had one on actual test results mapped geographical.

    If anyone finds any further related research (whether Big Five or otherwise), please post it here!

    USA:
    http://www.livescience.com/40512-sta...lity-list.html
    http://www.livescience.com/40511-mos...ality-map.html

    UK:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31816926
    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/art...l.pone.0122245

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    Minnesota

    E: 52.9

    A: 61.6

    C: 52.5

    N: 43.4

    O: 38.5

    I can definitely see the general agreeableness among Minnesotans. They don't call us 'Minnesota nice' without a reason, ya know ya betcha.

    I also think overall we are low on neuroticism.

    I'm not sure I agree with the low openness to experience though. I think it depends on the region of Minnesota. In the more rural regions, it seems more conservative but in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, it seems quite liberal, especially in Minneapolis.
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    US State Big Five types based on those stats (lower case means below 50%):

    OCEAN
    Tennessee

    OCEAn
    S. Carolina, Texas, Florida, Georgia

    OCEaN
    Illinois

    OCEan
    Arizona

    OcEaN
    Louisiana, New Jersey, Connecticut

    OcEan
    District of Columbia, California

    oCEAn
    Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, S. Dakota, Utah, Mississippi, Iowa, Alabama, Michigan, N. Carolina, N. Dakota

    ocEAn
    Wisconsin

    oCEaN
    Kentucky, Pennsylvania

    ocEaN
    Ohio

    OCeAn
    Montana

    OceAN
    Vermont

    OceAn
    Oregon, Washington

    OCeaN
    New Mexico

    OCean
    Nevada, Colorado

    OceaN
    Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland

    Ocean
    Virginia

    oCeAN
    Indiana, Oklahoma

    oceAN
    W. Virginia

    oceAN
    New Hampshire, Arkansas

    oceAn
    Idaho

    oCeaN
    Kansas

    oceaN
    Delaware

    ocean
    Wyoming

    Taking the most common of each of the five dichotomies amongst the states included and recombining them: OCEAn
    Weighting each state's type by population and averaging for the whole US (or at least out of the 48 states + DC included): OCEan
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    Attempting to convert the scores into MBTI types in line with this research: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers%...cator#Big_Five :

    (assuming that correlations are 100%...)

    ENFJ (+ all score below 50% on neuroticism)
    S. Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee

    ENTJ
    Illinois (neurotic), Arizona

    ENTP
    New Jersey (neurotic), Connecticut (neurotic), District of Columbia, California, Louisiana (neurotic)

    ENFP
    (none: closest would be Louisiana (neurotic), then California)

    ESFJ (+ all score below 50% on neuroticism)
    Mississippi, Iowa, Alabama, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, S. Dakota, Utah, N. Dakota, N. Carolina

    ESFP
    Wisconsin

    ESTJ
    Kentucky (neurotic), Pennsylvania (neurotic)

    ESTP
    Ohio (neurotic)

    INFJ
    Montana

    INFP
    Vermont (neurotic), Oregon, Washington

    INTJ
    New Mexico (neurotic), Nevada, Colorado

    INTP
    Massachusetts (neurotic), New York (neurotic), Rhode Island (neurotic), Maryland, Virginia, Maine (neurotic)

    ISFJ
    Indiana (neurotic), Oklahoma (neurotic)

    ISFP
    W. Virginia (neurotic), New Hampshire (neurotic), Arkansas (neurotic), Idaho

    ISTJ
    Kansas

    ISTP
    Delaware (neurotic), Wyoming
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    States by temperament:
    EXXJ
    (high): Georgia, S. Carolina, Nebraska, Missouri, Florida
    (moderately high): Wisconsin, Mississippi, Iowa, S. Dakota, Tennessee, Alabama

    IXXP
    (high): Vermont, Maine, Maryland
    (moderately high): Washington, Oregon, New Hampshire, W. Virginia, Delaware, New York, Idaho

    EXXP
    (high): Connecticut, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, New Jersey

    IXXJ
    (moderately high): New Mexico, Montana, Oklahoma
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subteigh View Post
    States by temperament:
    EXXJ
    (high): Georgia, S. Carolina, Nebraska, Missouri, Florida
    (moderately high): Wisconsin, Mississippi, Iowa, S. Dakota, Tennessee, Alabama

    IXXP
    (high): Vermont, Maine, Maryland
    (moderately high): Washington, Oregon, New Hampshire, W. Virginia, Delaware, New York, Idaho

    EXXP
    (high): Connecticut, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, New Jersey

    IXXJ
    (moderately high): New Mexico, Montana, Oklahoma
    I appreciate all your efforts, but I find the results strange in light of how I experience various U.S. states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden View Post
    I appreciate all your efforts, but I find the results strange in light of how I experience various U.S. states.
    Yes, the New York one seemed odd to me at least, apart from maybe neuroticism and openness.
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    I live in the northern panhandle of West Virginia which is more like New England then the rest of WV and I generally fit with the area's score. Introverted, Disorganized, and Disagreeable.

    The data makes sense to me in how I would expect which people to be in what area. Us north easterners are the way we are because we get fed up with all bullshit that comes with being next to other people all the time, therefore we close ourselves off and create chaos to disrupt all the shit that gets imposed on us.

    As for the northern mid west it completely makes sense why that area contains the most agreeable and conventional people. Anybody with any ambition and fighting spirit would stay as far away as possible from a landscape as bland and void of opportunity as that area is.

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    Georgia.
    Not sure why, unless it has to do with @Subteigh's post. I've never spent much time in Georgia, so I can't say if I would relate well to the people there. I'm not fond of most Southern states. If Florida sinks beneath the waves, well, that would be a start.

    I've been in every state in the Union except Alaska and Hawaii, but most of them didn't make much of an impression. The area around the Appalachian Mountains is pretty, as are some parts of Wisconsin and south-central Ohio. The cities that I like are Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago, IL, San Jose, CA, San Francisco, Santa Fe, NM, Denver, CO, Bozeman, MT. I should probably revisit the Northwestern states, since I haven't been there since college.

    Places I don't like very well are Florida, most of the South because of racism and conservatives, New York city and its surrounds because of the neuroticism, the parts of the West which are water disasters in progress, the Great Plains states which are flat and boring, and many of the old industrial cities in the Midwest and Northeast, which are collapsing and depressing, with only a few exceptions.

    California is a strange place. Fantastic weather, beautiful scenery, great food and wine, lots of very well educated liberals (along with the nuts), good high-tech economy, but when I was there, I felt uncomfortable whenever I encountered the Mexicans and other poor social classes. It is a place of great income disparities. I was always aware when I was walking around that I and all the other techies were making five or ten times what the underclass was living on, and that makes me very uncomfortable. If this is the future, we need to change course.
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    I knew I belonged in New York

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    i think the US state most similar to the region where i come from is likely Texas...
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