Neurotics in the north. Agreeable types in the south.
May 6, 2008 1:42 PM Subscribe
posted by CheeseDigestsAll (53 comments total)
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Is personality a factor in where you live
? Yes, according to the guys who created these maps
. The authors aren't making any claims about causality, but they do suggest it may be that "people migrate to places where their psychological needs are easily met."
Missing from this overview, of course, is any hard definition of what marks someone as "neurotic" or "open-to-experience" and if any of those attributes can be reproducibly diagnosed. It could be, of course, that it's the doctors in a region that tend toward a common set of labels.