The friendly Southerner, the brash New Yorker, the nice Midwesterner. These are all stereotypes associated with certain U.S. states and regions, but is there any truth to them?
To find out, Truity, a personality and career assessment website, surveyed more than 12,000 residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine whether where they grew up had any bearing on their personality.
Truity ranked the states based on five dimensions of personality: engaging with the world, getting along with others, responding to stress, using your mind, and organizing your life.
North and South Dakota emerged as the “friendly conservative” states while Alaska, California and New York are open-minded and interested in intellectual pursuits. Colorado, Illinois and Indiana were found to be “brash, tough-minded” and ready for a challenge.
Take a look at the full results below.