Which American Accent Matches Your Personality?

By: Emily Maggrett

Which American Accent Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

The author Susan Sontag once wrote, "Every culture has its southerners — people who work as little as they can, preferring to dance, drink, sing brawl... " That's a strange way of putting it (and of characterizing Southerners!), but what Sontag was getting at was this: not all of us fit into the culture we were born into. For instance, Sontag herself was born in New York City, but she later said the most important years of her life were spent in Paris. 

Likewise, you might be from New England but have a Californian's relaxed vibe. Or you might be a Northwesterner with the swagger and charm of a Texan. Either way, if you can relate to this idea, you're going to love this quiz! We're going to ask you all kinds of questions about your life, preferences and pet peeves, in order to figure out the American accent that best matches your personality. It doesn't matter if you live in rural Hawaii or the Houston suburbs — if you answer our questions honestly, we'll figure out your soul's true home.

Ready to find out whether you're actually a goofy Californian, sassy Brooklynite or down-to-earth Midwesterner? Stop wondering and take this quiz!

Wedding What age were you when you got married?
21
Late 30s
I'm still not married.
26

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25 Hilarious Stories of Road Rage and Dumb Drivers 1 In traffic, people who don't let you into the next lane are...?
Probably just distracted, bless their hearts
Evil jerks
Bad drivers
New to driving

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Texan Vibe Would you rather be best friends with a farmer, a cowboy or a businessperson?
A cowboy
A businessperson
How about a surfer?
I'm already best friends with a farmer.

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Boss At work, you sometimes get in trouble for...?
Chatting too much
Stealing credit for others' accomplishments
Coming in late
Promising more than I can deliver

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Q 17 Excercise Let's say you want to get in better shape. How are you going to exercise?
Swimming
Training for a marathon
Yoga
Weight training

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25 Tofurkey You go to a dinner party and find out your host is serving a vegan tofu roast. How do you feel?
Determined. I don't want to offend my hosts, so I'm going to have to eat this.
Angry. Why would a person serve this crap to their guests?
Excited. I love tofu!
Neutral. To be honest, I'm just glad to eat a home-cooked meal.

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Woman Enjoying a Bubble Bath What's your favorite form of self-care?
Taking a bubble bath
Setting priorities for the week
Meditating
Cleaning the house

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Undecided middle person! People always say you're...?
Friendly
Intense
Ditzy
Polite

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Do You Know These Facts About the Great Lakes? If you could experience any natural wonder in the United States, which one would you go see?
The beaches of Key West
A New England fall
California wine country
The Great Lakes

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Pink Sneakers What's your go-to shoe?
High-heeled sandals
A loafer
A flip-flop
Sneakers

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Live Music It's Friday night, and you're in the mood for some live music. What kind of band are you going to go see?
A blues-rock band
A jazz trio
A dubstep DJ
A classic rock cover band

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Tokyo Let's say you're back in college and can spend your junior year in any city in the world. Which one do you choose?
Paris
Tokyo
Rio
Capetown

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pants How do you dress when you're not at work?
In a sundress or jeans
In slacks and a button-down shirt
In yoga pants and a loose top
In a hoodie and shorts

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Bad day When you're having a bad day, you like to treat yourself to...?
A complaining session with my best friend
An iced coffee
A good cry
Fresh-baked cookies

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A1 - 10 Polite If you had an extremely rude coworker, how would you deal with them?
I'd charm them into being nice to me.
I'd report them to HR.
I'd ignore their dramatic ways.
I'd pretend that they weren't being rude on purpose.

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What Spirit Animal Guards Your Heart 1 The cutest kind of dog is ... ?
A beagle
A terrier
A Basenji
A Corgi

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Jail Prison Would you rather spend a year in jail, a year in a difficult master's degree program or a year volunteering with Doctors Without Borders?
A year in jail
A year in a difficult master's degree program
A year volunteering with Doctors Without Borders
These options all seem equally awful!

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Writing Email In your opinion, the most irritating habit in the world is...?
Not saying "thank you"
Ignoring your colleague's emails
Biting your nails
Cutting in line

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19 - philosophy What's your life philosophy?
Sharing is caring.
You get yours, I've got mine.
Follow your dreams and they'll come true.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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Shoplifter
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You find out your sister is a chronic shoplifter. What do you say to her about it?
"Sis ... I'm worried."
"You fool! You're going to get arrested!"
I wouldn't say anything. It's none of my business!
"You better straighten up, or I'm telling our parents."

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Club Sandwich What's your favorite kind of sandwich?
An oyster po' boy
An Italian sub
A grilled eggplant panini
A meatball sub

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Q25 Career If you didn't have your current career, you'd probably be a...?
Tour guide
Professor
Pilates teacher
Nurse

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Home Let's say your great aunt has offered to buy you your first home. What kind of place do you ask her for?
A nice cabin in the country
A gorgeous downtown condo
A split-level rancher near the beach
A modest fixer-upper in the suburbs

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Morning Are there any circumstances under which you'd get up at 6 a.m. to exercise?
I'd do it if I were on the football team.
I'd do it if I were trying to lose weight for my high school reunion.
I'd do it if it made me feel really good.
There's no way I'd do that.

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Disco Dancer Your crush asks you to dance. The problem is, you're a terrible dancer. What do you do?
Dance with my crush anyway
Ask my crush to go get a drink instead
Make my bad dancing into a joke
Blush and turn them down

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Fishing Let's say you suddenly find out you're getting the day off. What are you going to do?
Go fishing
Head to the museum
Play disc golf
Watch Netflix all day

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19 Embarrassing family In your opinion, which of these situations is the most embarrassing?
Running into my ex and their new partner at a lovely garden party
Going all day at work without noticing the huge stain on my shirt
Losing my temper at my dog in front of my buddies
Being caught passing off store-bought bread as homemade

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Gossip
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You suspect your friends sometimes gossip about your...?
Amazing hair
Overachieving ways
Failure to pay for my share of the brunch bill
Lack of a love life

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4 Money How much money would it take to get you to live in solitary confinement for a month?
$10,000
$3,000
$50,000
$20,000

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Zoo When you go to the zoo, which animals do you visit first?
The lions
The monkeys
The dolphins
The meerkats

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