What country does your personality match?

Remember that these are based on the average personalities of people in each country. Of course there is a lot of variability within each country, so for example there will still be people with a very high openness score in even the most traditional countries. Bear in mind that there are lots of reasons why one would want to live in or visit a country, so just because it seems to match your personality it does not mean we recommend that you should actually go there.

The cutoff point for having enough data was set at just 45 people. This is rather low, but we decided to set it at that level so that there would be a good breadth of countries. It does mean that this comes with an important warning that the people who use Facebook in a country are not necessarily representative of that country as a whole, particularly when we only have a relatively small sample size. For example, our data shows that most countries in the Middle East are traditional (low on openness), which is what we might expect, but with the notable exception of Iran. It might be that the people of Iran are less traditional than their politicians seem to be, or it might be that the Iranian people who use Facebook just happen to be the liberal ones (who also speak English). It is impossible to tell without a much larger sample.

Based solely on your personality trait scores, the closest country for your personality (out of 121 countries), ranked from closest to least close, are:

Similarity RankingCountryOpenness AverageConscientiousness AverageExtraversion AverageAgreeableness AverageNeuroticism Average
Your ScoresHighHighHighAverageLow
1Puerto RicoHighHighAverageAverageLow
2The BahamasAverageVery HighHighAverageVery Low
3MacedoniaHighVery HighHighLowLow
4JamaicaAverageHighAverageHighVery Low
5LatviaVery HighAverageHighLowLow
6Bosnia and HerHighAverageHighLowAverage
7VenezuelaAverageHighAverageLowLow
8Costa RicaHighAverageHighHighLow
9Trinidad and TAverageHighAverageHighLow
10BelizeAverageVery HighAverageHighAverage
11BulgariaVery HighHighHighLowLow
12IndiaAverageAverageHighAverageLow
13PeruAverageAverageHighAverageAverage
14ParaguayVery HighHighHighAverageVery Low
15EcuadorAverageAverageAverageAverageLow
16GuatemalaAverageAverageAverageLowLow
17BarbadosAverageVery HighAverageHighLow
18TanzaniaAverageVery HighVery HighHighLow
19St. LuciaHighVery HighVery HighHighLow
20HondurasLowAverageHighAverageAverage
21LuxembourgAverageAverageHighLowAverage
22MexicoAverageAverageAverageLowAverage
23South AfricaAverageHighHighHighAverage
24Dominican RepuLowHighAverageAverageAverage
25LebanonLowHighAverageLowAverage
26SloveniaHighAverageHighLowAverage
27RomaniaHighAverageHighVery LowAverage
28United StatesAverageHighAverageHighAverage
29SpainHighAverageAverageAverageAverage
30GermanyHighAverageAverageAverageAverage
31SwitzerlandHighAverageAverageAverageLow
32MontenegroAverageAverageHighLowAverage
33QatarAverageAverageHighHighAverage
34UgandaLowHighHighHighLow
35NicaraguaAverageLowVery HighAverageLow
36DenmarkAverageAverageHighHighLow
37NetherlandsHighLowAverageHighLow
38HungaryVery HighAverageHighLowAverage
39GuyanaAverageVery HighLowAverageVery Low
40FijiLowAverageVery HighHighAverage
41United Arab EmLowAverageHighHighAverage
42SwedenHighLowAverageHighLow
43CubaVery HighAverageVery HighLowAverage
44IraqLowHighAverageAverageAverage
45ZambiaLowHighAverageHighLow
46El SalvadorLowAverageAverageLowAverage
47SerbiaHighAverageHighVery LowAverage
48NamibiaLowHighAverageHighAverage
49New ZealandAverageAverageAverageHighAverage
50ChinaAverageAverageLowAverageAverage
51NorwayHighAverageAverageHighAverage
52NigeriaAverageVery HighAverageVery HighVery Low
53IranAverageAverageLowAverageAverage
54KenyaAverageVery HighAverageVery HighVery Low
55TunisiaLowAverageAverageAverageAverage
56Sri LankaLowHighAverageVery HighLow
57ColombiaAverageAverageLowLowAverage
58UkraineHighLowVery HighLowAverage
59PortugalHighAverageAverageAverageHigh
60PanamaLowAverageAverageAverageLow
61AustriaVery HighLowHighAverageLow
62ZimbabweLowLowAverageHighAverage
63CroatiaHighLowAverageLowAverage
64AustraliaAverageAverageAverageHighAverage
65LithuaniaHighLowAverageLowAverage
66AlgeriaAverageHighLowAverageAverage
67JordanLowHighAverageAverageHigh
68IcelandVery HighAverageAverageVery HighLow
69BangladeshLowHighAverageHighAverage
70CanadaAverageAverageAverageHighAverage
71CyprusAverageAverageAverageAverageHigh
72IsraelHighLowAverageAverageAverage
73PakistanLowHighAverageHighAverage
74EstoniaVery HighVery LowAverageAverageLow
75RussiaHighLowAverageVery LowAverage
76EthiopiaVery LowAverageVery HighVery HighVery Low
77ChileAverageAverageLowLowAverage
78BahrainLowLowAverageHighLow
79ThailandAverageAverageLowAverageAverage
80BelgiumHighLowLowAverageAverage
81MauritiusAverageHighAverageAverageHigh
82PalestineAverageLowLowAverageAverage
83BotswanaLowHighLowHighAverage
84UruguayAverageLowAverageLowHigh
85IrelandAverageLowHighHighHigh
86OmanVery LowLowVery HighAverageLow
87MalaysiaLowLowLowAverageAverage
88MoroccoLowAverageVery LowLowAverage
89ArgentinaAverageLowAverageLowHigh
90Isle Of ManVery LowAverageHighAverageHigh
91PhilippinesAverageAverageLowHighAverage
92JapanAverageLowLowAverageHigh
93SyriaLowAverageHighVery LowVery High
94TaiwanAverageAverageVery LowAverageAverage
95AlbaniaAverageHighLowVery LowAverage
96BrazilHighLowLowLowHigh
97BoliviaLowLowLowLowHigh
98South KoreaLowLowLowAverageHigh
99SudanAverageLowAverageHighVery High
100IndonesiaLowLowLowLowAverage
101GreeceHighLowAverageLowVery High
102VietnamLowLowLowAverageHigh
103SingaporeLowLowLowAverageHigh
104NepalLowLowVery LowHighAverage
105TurkeyAverageAverageVery LowLowHigh
106FranceHighLowLowLowHigh
107HaitiAverageAverageVery LowVery HighAverage
108MaltaLowVery LowAverageAverageVery High
109Saudi ArabiaLowAverageVery LowHighHigh
110United KingdomLowLowHighAverageVery High
111PolandHighVery LowAverageVery LowHigh
112ItalyHighLowLowVery LowHigh
113Hong KongLowLowLowLowHigh
114MyanmarVery LowLowLowHighAverage
115SlovakiaHighVery LowVery LowLowHigh
116GhanaLowVery HighAverageVery HighVery Low
117EgyptLowAverageLowHighVery High
118KuwaitLowAverageLowAverageVery High
119Czech RepublicHighVery LowVery LowVery LowHigh
120FinlandHighVery LowVery LowLowHigh
121BruneiLowVery LowVery LowAverageVery High

Openness

Openness to Experience describes a dimension of personality that distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional people.

Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness concerns the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses. It distinguishes flexible but sometimes disorganised people from more organised but sometimes perfectionist or pedantic people.

Extraversion

Extraversion (also extroversion) is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world, versus being comfortable with your own company.

Agreeableness

Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and social harmony. It distinguishes people who prefer competition versus those who prefer co-operation.

Neuroticism

Neuroticism, also known inversely as Emotional Stability, refers to the tendency to experience negative emotions. It distinguishes people who generally feel relaxed but at extremes be described as "emotionally flat" from those who are more in touch with their emotions but consequently sometimes feel stressed and anxious.

Extraversion vs. Introversion

People with a preference for Extraversion draw energy from action: they tend to act, then reflect, then act further. If they are inactive, their level of energy and motivation tends to decline. Conversely, those whose preference is Introversion become less energized as they act: they prefer to reflect, then act, then reflect again. People with Introversion preferences need time out to reflect in order to rebuild energy. The Introvert's flow is directed inward toward concepts and ideas and the Extravert's is directed outward towards people and objects. There are several contrasting characteristics between Extraverts and Introverts: Extraverts desire breadth and are action-oriented, while introverts seek depth and are thought-oriented.

Intuition vs. Sensing

Sensing and iNtuition are the information-gathering (Perceiving) functions. They describe how new information is understood and interpreted. Individuals who prefer Sensing are more likely to trust information that is in the present, tangible and concrete: that is, information that can be understood by the five senses. They tend to distrust hunches that seem to come out of nowhere. They prefer to look for details and facts. For them, the meaning is in the data. On the other hand, those who prefer iNtuition tend to trust information that is more abstract or theoretical, that can be associated with other information (either remembered or discovered by seeking a wider context or pattern). They may be more interested in future possibilities. They tend to trust those flashes of insight that seem to bubble up from the unconscious mind. The meaning is in how the data relates to the pattern or theory.

Thinking vs. Feeling

hinking and Feeling are the decision-making (Judging) functions. The Thinking and Feeling functions are both used to make rational decisions, based on the data received from their information-gathering functions (Sensing or iNtuition). Those who prefer Feeling tend to come to decisions by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it 'from the inside' and weighing the situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved. Those who prefer Thinking tend to decide things from a more detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, consistent and matching a given set of rules.

Judging vs. Perceiving

Types with a preference for Judging show the world their preferred Judging function (Thinking vs. Feeling). So TJ types tend to appear to the world as logical, and FJ types as empathetic. Judging types prefer to have matters settled. Those types ending in P show the world their preferred Perceiving function (Sensing vs. iNtuition). So SP types tend to appear to the world as concrete and NP types as abstract. Perceiving types prefer to keep decisions open.

What the Raw Percentage means

This is your raw score out of 100. Scores higher than 50 percent are not necessarily above average. Your raw percentages are compared to other users' raw percentages, and then the comparative percentiles are given in the description below.