Which US State does your personality match?

Remember that these are based on the average personalities of people in each state. Of course there is a lot of variability within each state, so there will still be people with a very high openness score in even the most traditional states.

MyPersonality has also drawn maps of how the personalities of different states in the US differ:


Openness

Conscientiousness

Extraversion

Agreeableness

Neuroticism

Based solely on your personality trait scores, the closest states for your personality (out of 50 US states and the District of Columbia), ranked from closest to least close, are:

Similarity RankingUS StateOpenness AverageConscientiousness AverageExtraversion AverageAgreeableness AverageNeuroticism Average
Your ScoresHighAverageAverageVery LowLow
1Rhode IslandHighLowHighLowLow
2New YorkHighLowAverageVery LowHigh
3MarylandHighLowAverageLowHigh
4CaliforniaHighLowAverageAverageLow
5IllinoisAverageAverageHighLowAverage
6VirginiaAverageLowAverageAverageAverage
7ConnecticutAverageLowAverageLowAverage
8New JerseyAverageLowHighVery LowHigh
9MassachusettsAverageLowAverageLowHigh
10TexasHighAverageAverageAverageAverage
11PennsylvaniaAverageLowAverageLowHigh
12North CarolinaAverageAverageAverageAverageHigh
13TennesseeAverageAverageHighAverageAverage
14OhioAverageAverageAverageAverageAverage
15FloridaHighHighHighAverageAverage
16New MexicoHighAverageVery LowAverageLow
17New HampshireAverageLowHighAverageHigh
18MichiganLowHighHighLowAverage
19GeorgiaAverageHighHighAverageHigh
20IndianaLowAverageAverageAverageAverage
21West VirginiaAverageHighAverageAverageAverage
22WisconsinLowLowAverageAverageAverage
23WashingtonHighHighLowHighVery Low
24MaineHighLowVery LowAverageAverage
25KentuckyAverageAverageHighAverageHigh
26LouisianaHighHighVery HighAverageHigh
27ArizonaHighAverageLowHighLow
28ColoradoHighHighLowHighLow
29VermontAverageLowLowAverageAverage
30HawaiiHighVery LowLowAverageAverage
31South CarolinaAverageAverageHighAverageHigh
32OklahomaAverageHighHighHighAverage
33DelawareAverageLowVery LowLowAverage
34MissouriLowAverageAverageAverageHigh
35MinnesotaLowLowAverageHighLow
36NevadaHighVery HighAverageHighLow
37OregonHighAverageLowHighVery Low
38AlabamaLowHighHighAverageHigh
39District of ColumbiaVery HighVery HighVery HighVery LowVery High
40KansasVery LowAverageAverageAverageAverage
41MontanaAverageVery HighLowHighLow
42IowaVery LowLowAverageAverageAverage
43WyomingLowHighLowHighLow
44NebraskaVery LowAverageAverageAverageAverage
45AlaskaVery HighLowVery LowHighVery Low
46South DakotaVery LowLowAverageHighLow
47ArkansasLowLowHighLowVery High
48North DakotaVery LowLowAverageHighAverage
49MississippiLowHighVery HighAverageVery High
50UtahLowHighLowVery HighVery Low
51IdahoAverageVery HighVery LowVery HighVery Low

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.