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Which State matches your personality

Postby Beaver » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:23 pm

It said I belong in North Carolina, a green Relaxed and Creative state.

http://science.time.com/2013/10/22/the- ... ?hpt=hp_c3

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby snoqueen » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:15 pm

New Mexico, also supposed to be green and relaxed.

I really do like some parts of NM, so this isn't totally crazy.

The article says people in Wisconsin are the most extroverted of the whole US, which is curious.

I also did the full personality test they linked to (how's that for self-absorbed) and I came out on the lowest 5% (percentile) for extroversion. No wonder I sometimes feel like a fish out of water, though I've lived here all my life.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby grumpybear » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:16 pm

I belong in Washington state. That state is high in openness and agreeableness, low in extroversion.

Somehow I don't see Wisconsinites as being that extroverted (unless they've been drinking).

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby kurt_w » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:29 am

grumpybear wrote:Somehow I don't see Wisconsinites as being that extroverted (unless they've been drinking).


Well, in fairness that does mean that much of Wisconsin will be kinda extroverted much of the time...

So I took the test, and it said I belong in Missouri, or Nebraska. Fiddled with it some more, and it said I belong in ... Wisconsin. At this point I was starting to get depressed, since I fled Wisconsin a while back and the idea of moving to Missouri or Nebraska makes me want to shoot myself.

Then I realized that I was reading the 1-to-7 point scale backwards. So I flipped all my answers 180 degrees ... and now it says I belong in the temperamental and uninhibited state of Vermont. Which is probably true.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby bdog » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:34 am

Oh fuck, Maryland.

I have some work to do...

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby kurt_w » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:03 am

This leads to an interesting question:

If you could live anywhere in the US, without concerns for employment or proximity to/distance from family, where would you live?

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:46 am

New Mexico was chosen for me as well. In terms of places I would move to. I'd say San Francisco or Seattle.

grumpybear wrote:Somehow I don't see Wisconsinites as being that extroverted


A friend of mine who moved to Seattle was surprised how introverted people were there. It made her realize how friendly and engaging people in Wisconsin were.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:49 am

kurt_w wrote:If you could live anywhere in the US, without concerns for employment or proximity to/distance from family, where would you live?

Ask me in February and I'll probably say Maui.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby wack wack » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:54 am

I got New Mexico, too. New Mexico: the left hand of Wisconsin.

Interesting that several got the same 1 out of 50 answer... what's the difference between NM and the other west coast green states?

It doesn't surprise me that introverts with something to say hang out together on anonymous message boards.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby peripat » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:22 am

New Mexico. Well, I've always wanted to see Carlsbad Caverns.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:23 am

peripat wrote:New Mexico. Well, I've always wanted to see Carlsbad Caverns.


I've been there and it is amazeballs. When you're at the very top of the cavern, you can hear people talk at the bottom. Tweaky.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:37 am

Oregon.

Not sure what's actually in Oregon, but I may take this under advisement.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby rabble » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:44 am

California. I wonder if my introversion score had anything to do with it.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:04 am

Georgia on my mind.

Not really but that's what I got. Drove through there once and the only thing I remember was carpet factories everywhere. Or so it seemed.

kurt_w wrote:If you could live anywhere in the US, without concerns for employment or proximity to/distance from family, where would you live?


I loved Maui and thought I could live in the islands, but now I'm not so sure, I like being able to drive out of my state. Now if Kurt had listed access to a private jet in his post, then Kauai it is!

If not I think I might take Northern California. But I would leave before it made me soft. Or maybe not.

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Re: Which State matches your personality

Postby kurt_w » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:09 am

So, basically, everyone in this thread is apparently "relaxed and creative" except for narco, who's "friendly and conventional".

And, er, bdog and me, who are "temperamental and uninhibited".

Who the fuck came up with this dumb test anyway? Get a life, morans! How the hell can you call me "temperamental"?


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