What Your U.S. State Says About Your Personality

04/24/2015 07:35 am ET | Updated Apr 24, 2015


Ever felt like a fish out of water when you're visiting another state? That would make sense, according to, a personality and career testing website that recently defined the typical personality traits of people from all 50 U.S. states. After surveying 12,703 U.S. residents, Truity found that where you live has a lot to do with your attitude.

So how did they figure us all out? They asked participants 50 questions that fall under each of the "Big Five" personality factors: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. The "Big Five," or "Five-Factor Model," as it's also known in psychology research, is supposed to account for every trait in the personality hopper, without overlap.

Take a look below to find out which states produce the most resilient residents (by your bootstraps, Montana!), the most abstract thinkers (Rhode Island, your thoughts on this via haiku?), the most introverts (Vermont, we apologize for the spotlight), and more surprising conclusions.

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