What City Really Matches Your Personality?

By: Emily Maggrett

What City Really Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

Confucius once proclaimed, "Wherever you go, there you are," meaning that any personal issues you experience in one place will follow you to your next home, regardless of how far away it is from the place you started. However, we don't think Confucius was being entirely fair when he said that, because your environment does have a strong impact on your happiness!

Nature lovers are happier in the country than the city, while most ambitious types prefer a bustling metropolis to a small town. If you play winter sports, you probably won't enjoy living in a hot climate, while those with progressive politics will find it easier to make friends on the West Coast than in more conservative areas. Artsy types gravitate toward places with thriving live music scenes, while sports fans don't want to live in a city that doesn't have any sports teams worth rooting for. 

So what about you? Are you the kind of person who craves the sight of mountains, or are you more likely to be obsessed with a town's culinary scene? Either way, you'll enjoy taking this quiz. We've come up with a series of questions designed to determine which American city is perfect for you. Ready to find out which burg you belong in? Play this quiz!

1 Live entertainment Can you complete this sentence? "I love going out to see live ... "?
Comedy
Music
Book readings
Sports

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2 gardening Do you garden (or want to garden)?
I'd love to have a few raised beds, maybe raise some chickens ...
I'd like to grow some herbs on my windowsill. Nothing too fancy.
No offense, but gardening has never interested me.
Gardening seems cool, but I'm too young and busy to be interested in it.

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3 perfect morning Your perfect morning would consist of ...
Schlepping to a hip coffeeshop and drinking a cup of artisanal java
Sipping café au lait on my porch as I watch the world go by
Grabbing a cup of tea from Starbucks and going into the office early so I can get some extra work done
Walking to my job on a brisk, sunny fall day with a thermos of coffee in one hand and a newspaper in the other

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4 city festival Can you complete this sentence? "I wouldn't want to live in a city without good ... "?
Parks
Festivals
Museums
Sports teams

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5 leaving the house What kind of events get you out of the house?
Um, no events. I'm a huge homebody.
I like going to the theatre, dining out, going dancing ...
If a documentary intrigues me, I'll go see it in a theatre.
Two words: tailgate parties!

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6 hot humid day Imagine it's a hot, humid day and you don't have much to do. How do you feel?
Happy. Time to go to the lake!
Normal. I mean, that's what every day is like for me already.
Lazy. When it's hot outside, I barely feel like moving.
Annoyed. I have stuff to do and this weather makes it hard to get any work done!

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7 dream job What's your dream job?
Chef
Jazz musician
Bookstore owner
Advertising executive

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8 pizza In your opinion, what's the best kind of pizza?
Vegan or gluten-free pizza
I don't like pizza, actually.
Thin-crust, baby!
Deep dish

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9 old building How do you feel about old buildings?
Do you consider the 1970s "old"?
I dig a crumbling Victorian.
I'm in love with classic architecture.
Meh

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10 maple tree What's your favorite kind of tree?
Elm
Magnolia
Birch
Japanese maple

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11 fun weekend Can you complete this sentence? "It's not a fun weekend unless I get the chance to ... "?
Go hiking
Dance
Read
Play sports

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12 wealthy If you were quite wealthy, how would you choose to live?
I'd build an eco-friendly compound in the woods.
I'd get a mansion, baby!
I'd have a beach house on the coast and a penthouse in the city.
I'd live in much the same way I live now, but I'd buy my mom a house.

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13 comfortable friends What kind of people do you feel the most comfortable around?
Hippies
Freaks
Intellectuals
Professionals

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14 sweat Let's say you're in the mood to break a sweat. How are you going to get active?
I'd go for a long walk.
I'd ... not do anything. (I hate exercising!)
I'd jog, of course. That's the most efficient way to exercise!
I'd play raquetball.

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15 level of education What level of education do most of your friends have?
A four-year college degree
High school diploma
A Master's or PhD
Two-year college degree or vocational training

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16 political issue Can you complete this sentence? "The political issue I care about the most is ... "?
Ending voter suppression
Ensuring everyone gets medical care
Maintaining free speech
Helping people with disabilities get more rights

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17 cold day It's a brisk, cold day. You're craving a ...
Bowl of pho
Bowl of jambalaya
Big plate of pot roast and potatoes
Meatball sub

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18 city motto Which city's motto do you relate to the most?
"Keep Portland Weird"
"Let the Good Times Roll"
"God Be With Us, As He Was With Our Fathers"
"City in a Garden"

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19 public transportation Do you like to use public transportation?
Yeah, it's great!
Noooo, gross.
Of course. It's the easiest way to get around.
It's fine, but I don't love it.

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20 pie What's your favorite kind of pie?
Blueberry
Pecan
Boston cream pie
Apple

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21 mellow If you had to sum up your personality, you'd say you're as mellow as a ...
Big, fluffy cat
Box turtle
Deer
Pit bull

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22 Food is Can you complete this sentence? "Food is ... "?
Something I eat in order to fuel my outdoor adventures
A precious opportunity to savor life that you get three times a day
Annoying. I wish I could just take a food pill.
An awesome way to indulge yourself

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23 living in a city In your opinion, what's the best thing about living in a city?
Seeing amazing architecture every day
Having access to many kinds of cultural experiences
The job opportunities
The energy

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24 east coast Where are you from originally?
The West Coast
The South
East Coast
Midwest

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Um ... not really?
No, and I wouldn't want to learn how to, either.
Why would I drive in the snow when I could just take the subway?
Yes. It's an acquired skill, but I'm actually pretty good at it.

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26 past life In a past life, you were a ...
Lumberjack
Writer
Classical musician
Manufacturing tycoon

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27 nature Can you complete this sentence? "Nature is ... "?
As essential to me as breathing
Pretty but hard to deal with
Not that great (except in the fall, when the leaves change)
My enemy!

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28 city-related pet peeves Do you have any city-related pet peeves?
I hate feeling like I'm trapped in a concrete jungle.
I don't like snobby city folks.
I think all cities should have quality public transportation.
I don't like tiny city apartments.

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29 Change your life If you could change your life in just one way, what would it be?
I want the ability to walk or bike all year round.
I want a more active social life.
I want my career to really take off.
I want to start a family.

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30 Dressing up for work Do you enjoy dressing up for work?
No, not at all
Only if it's Halloween and I'm allowed to wear a costume
Yes. I think I work better when I'm dressed more formally.
I don't love it, but if you want clients to take you seriously, you have to look the part.

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