Which Region of the United States Matches Your Personality?

By: Raj Chander

Which Region of the United States Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

One of the things that makes the United States among the most popular destinations for tourism in the world is its diversity. On one continent, you can visit spectacles like the Grand Canyon, lush forests in the Pacific Northwest or glittering concrete towers in major metropolitan cities on the East Coast.

And just like these various parts of the nation are different from each other, each region has a distinct personality as well. 

If you've traveled to different parts of the U.S., you've observed the differences firsthand. People in the Northeast tend to be more hurried and brusquer, while Southerners have more patience and emphasize politeness and manners. West Coast states like California are associated with increased spirituality, open-mindedness and a connection to the outdoors. But if you asked a blue-collar worker in the Midwest to adopt the morning yoga routine of someone living in Southern California, they might look at you pretty strangely.

None of these attitudes or personalities are right or wrong, of course—just different. If you've ever wondered whether you belong among the skyscrapers of Broadway or the rolling plains of the heartland, we've got an answer for you! All you have to do is give us the details on your personality, and we'll match you up with the part of America you belong in!

It's time to get away from your daily grind and relax on vacation! Where are you off to?
A tropical beach
A lakehouse
A cabin in the woods
A foreign country

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You're minding your own business walking down the street and someone bumps into you. What's your reaction?
Smile at them
Worry about what I did wrong or what their problem is
Apologize profusely
Roll my eyes and keep walking

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If you could eat anything, which of these savory meals would be your first choice?
A hearty stew with mac and cheese
Burritos with rice and beans
Country-fried steak with greens and mashed potatoes
A buttered, tender lobster

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People spend a majority of their lives earning a living. What's your attitude on work?
Work is an important value that builds character.
Working so that I can earn a living for my family is a great pleasure of mine.
I want to become as successful and wealthy as possible through my work.
Work should be done for a purpose, to serve a greater good.

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Your belief system has a big impact on your personality. Which of the below values is most important to you?
Spirituality
Courtesy
Hard work
Success

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Your outfits are a big reflection of who you are. What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
Collared shirts, coats and suits
Light-colored suits or dresses and boat shoes or sandals
Flannel and denim
Shorts, flip flops and tank tops

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Someone's drink order says a lot about their personality. What's your adult beverage of choice?
Light beer or wine
Martini
Mint julep
Hoppy craft beer

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Whether you're single or happily taken, your romantic style is a reflection of you as a person. What's the most important characteristic in a spouse?
Helping raise my family
Supporting my ambitions
Being in tune with me spiritually
Being polite and carrying themselves with grace

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The weather can dictate our moods. How do you handle harsh snow and cold?
I don't experience it more than a few times a year, but it's okay when I do.
I've never really had to worry about it and would prefer not to.
It's not going to get in the way of my life.
I don't mind a lot of snow and cold.

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Each part of the country has its preferred athletic pastime. Which sport do you prefer?
Basketball
Football
Baseball
Soccer

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Which of these fields are you most likely to study while attending college?
Philosophy
Engineering
Business
History

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It's been a hard day of work. How are you unwinding from the stress?
Yoga
Cracking open a cold one with my buddies
Fishing
Complaining about my boss at happy hour with friends

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What is your favorite kind of physical activity or exercise?
Hiking
Running
Lifting weights
Football

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The things you find funny are a big part of your personality. What's your favorite style of humor?
Dark comedy
Physical humor
Slapstick
Dry humor

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What style of house would you most want to live in?
A sprawling farmhouse on lots of land
An elegant split-level home in the hills
A gorgeous beachfront home with amazing ocean views
A colonial mansion in a private clearing in the forest

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When it's time to choose your destination for dinner, how adventurous are you?
I like trying new foods relatively often.
Every once in a while I will branch out, but traditional food is best.
I don't typically try new cuisines.
I'm constantly trying to expand my horizons.

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Which of these sayings do you use the most?
"Don't you know?"
"Chill"
"Bro"
"Bless your heart"

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You're heading to the crowded area of your city, and a homeless person asks you for money. What's your response?
Politely tell them you don't have anything for them
Offer to help them find their path instead of money
Stop, give them money and talk to them
Ignore them and keep walking

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Different parts of the country grow different kinds of produce. Which is your favorite fruit or vegetable?
Corn
Avocado
Apple
Peach

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Music is a very regional art form. Which kind of tunes are your favorite?
Rock
R&B
Jazz
Pop

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Family terms are a huge indicator of where you're from. What did you call your parents growing up?
Mom & Dad
Sir & Ma'am
Pop & Ma
Their first names

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It's a long-running regional battle. What do you call a carbonated beverage?
Soda
Coke
Pop
Whatever the brand name is

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You're about to sit down with a tasty plate of your favorite food. What seasoning are you adding to make it extra delicious?
Old Bay
Seasoning salt
Pepper
Curry powder

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Colloquialisms are another common way to identify a region. How do you greet a friend?
"Hi!"
"Yo!"
"Hey"
"Hello"

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If you could visit any other country, which would you choose?
United Kingdom
France
Canada
Thailand

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Which of these creative pursuits is most likely to interest you?
Painting
Playing an instrument
Weaving
Writing poetry

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What is your opinion on public transit?
I would prefer to use a car.
I wouldn't mind using it if I had better access.
I'm very used to it.
I've only used buses.

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Vehicle choice is another huge factor in determining where you're from. Which of these cars is your favorite?
Ford F350
Chevrolet Corvette
Cadillac Escalade
Ford Mustang

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Everyone has their pet peeves. Which of these irks you the most?
Snobbery
Narrow-mindedness
Bad manners
Walking too slowly

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What is your least favorite thing about the place you live?
Cold, harsh winters
Not much diversity
Lacking in recreation
The culture can be a bit fake.

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