Do You Belong In D.C.? Take The Test To Find Out

Researchers studying a set of psychological characteristics across the United States found that District residents are the least agreeable in the nation, the most open, and very nearly the most extroverted.

The data comes from the study “Divided We Stand: Three Psychological Regions of the United States and Their Political, Economic, Social, and Health Correlates” (pdf), published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

The study’s authors, led by Dr. Jason Rentfrow of the University of Cambridge, used a set of five psychological variables to evaluate 1.6 million survey respondents from across the country, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. They were scored on openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

Time magazine has posted a short version of the test, so anyone can see which state most closely aligns with one’s personality.

To read the full article, go to WAMU.org.

Personality Traits Ranked
(Out Of 49)
District of Columbia Virginia Maryland
Extroversion 2 30 44
Agreeableness 49 34 44
Conscientiousness 36 32 45
Neuroticism 39 33 22
Openness 1 12 14

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