Geographic personality clues

Posted at 5:42 AM, Oct 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-22 07:42:50-04

(CNN)– Does where we live determine our temperament or does our temperament determine where we live? There is some fascinating new research that may show us a thing or two about what makes up our national personality.

It turns out there is truth to “personality clustering” by state.

There is a pattern to our personality that can be seen in the places we choose to live.

A new study published in the “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology” found that people with similar personalities tend to cluster and live in the same areas of the country — reinforcing the beliefs that some parts of the country are friendlier or more creative than others.

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