Which State Do Your Mannerisms Belong In?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
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About This Quiz

Even without noticing, we make hundreds of small movements every day. From wringing our hands when we are nervous to unknowingly crossing our arms when we are feeling defensive, our mannerisms are like built-in markers that reveal our inner feelings. Once we examine the small gestures you make every day, we'll be able to tell you which state is the perfect one for you. 

Every state in the U.S. has a different flavor and a different set of mannerisms. You might have the poker face of a Texan, but do your hands send another message to the world? Using our questions, we're going to get to know your body language, the way you react in social situations and the subtle ways you present yourself to the world. After we feel like we're sitting in the same room observing you, we'll match you with the mannerisms most common to a specific state. 

As you go through this quiz, take notice of where your hands are placed, what your face is doing and the way you're sitting in your chair, then answer with the option that sums up your quirks the best. By the time you're done, we'll know which state you are meant to reside in. Which one do you think it will be?

Do you tap your fingers when you're impatient?

What do you do with your hands when you're working?

Do you cross your legs when you sit on your couch?

When you're anxious, do you bite your nails?

How do you walk when you're in a hurry?

If someone tells you something you know isn't true, how do you react?

Do you accentuate your words by using your hands?

Where do you place your napkin when you eat?

Do you put your hands over your mouth when you're surprised?

What do you do when making tough decisions?

Do you play with your hair a lot?

What is your facial expression like when you're driving?

Do you stand with your arms folded across your chest?

Are you affectionate with your friends?

When you go grocery shopping, what are you like in the store?

Do you ever cry when you watch movies?

When you hug someone, do you pat them on the back?

Do you prefer to drink out of a glass or a bottle?

Do you bob your head when you listen to music?

Do you clench your jaw when you're stressed?

When you are feeling anticipation, do you bite your lip?

How would you describe your posture?

Do you make eye contact when someone is talking to you?

How close to you stand to someone during a conversation?

Are you the kind of person that chews on pen caps?

How many times do you check the clock during a work day?

Do you always chew with your mouth closed?

What do you do when you stand in a long line?

Do you ever find yourself tugging at your earlobes?

Do you crack your knuckles when you're thinking?

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