New Personality Map Tells What Other Americans Think About You Based On Where You Live

We’ve all been guilty of stereotyping people from different regions of the country. Sometimes the stereotypes are good, other times not so much. A new personality map from YouGov tells us just what other Americans are thinking about you based on where you live.

YouGov split the country into four quadrants: the West, the South, the Midwest and the Northeast. They explain that respondents were shown a list of 20 adjectives and asked which four they most associate with each main region of the United States.

Apparently people from the Northeast are not viewed as the most relaxed type of people. They were described as impatient, rude, mean, worrying, suspicious, aggressive. Some positive adjectives for them, however, were smart and mature.

The South had mixed reviews, they were described as polite, easygoing, kind and sensitive. Sounds nice, but the down side is they were also called suspicious, worrying and mean.

If you are from the Mid-West, people seem to like you. Residents of that region were describes as self-reliant, self-disciplined, mature, polite, easy-going, kind and conscientious.

No surprise that the West is looked at as liberal, but other adjectives used were easy-going and uninhibited. Americans see those from the Western region of the country as experimental, imaginative, worldly and enthusiastic.

So what do you think? Does the map correctly describe you? (scroll down to see map)

 

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