(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.