A study by the American Psychological Association shows distinct differences of personality across the US. The study focused on five areas of personality "openness, contentiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism". Three main profiles emerged after analyzing five different surveys over 1.5 million people. Having come from the east coast this should mean that I'm unfriendly, uninhibited and average creativity. My mom would be so proud.
An excerpt from the release
"These national clusters of personalities also relate to a region's politics, economy, social attitudes and health," Rentfrow said. The study found that people in the friendly and conventional regions are typically less affluent, less educated, more politically conservative, more likely to be Protestant and less healthy compared to people in the other regions. The relaxed and creative states' residents are more culturally and ethnically diverse, more liberal, wealthier, more educated, comparatively healthy and less likely to be Protestant than those living in other regions. The temperamental and uninhibited region has a larger proportion of women and older adults who are more affluent, politically liberal and unlikely to be Protestant.