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Old 01-16-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Seems pretty right to me Midwesterners and Southerners are overly friendly and it seems to be mecca'd around ATL and Chicago.
As an extreme introvert I score over 90% on the MBTI I can definitely notice it, people stop me all the time to talk, neighbors come over, etc. And yes sometimes it is a bit much for this introvert, but maybe a good thing too so I can meet more people than I normally would. The closedness also seems accurate, in the midwest people tend not to show very much or express themselves (even if they have a lot going on inside) when compared to some of the coastal cities)
Just my observations.
The neurotic zone seems right too, centered right over NYC.

"Taking these maps as a whole, what's most remarkable to me is the extent to which the story of the geography of personality in North America is a story about the difference between New York City and Atlanta. Just look at those maps: in the case of every one of the big five personality traits, both of those cities represent one end of the spectrum of the distribution of that trait; and in every case, they represent opposite ends of that spectrum. In other words, both areas are outliers for every trait, and both areas are outliers in opposite directions for every trait. Other parts of North America, like Canada and the interior West, are either generally near the middle of the spectrum for most traits; or, like the Midwest, they share patterns with the Atlanta-centered South or the NYC-centered Northeast depending on the trait. But in every single case, Atlanta and New York City are diametrically opposed to each other."

Maybe that is why there is such a big beef between ATL/NYC on here... the people are polar opposites in every category.

As far as what suits me best by those maps being both an open minded, non religious, impulsive, disagreeable, introvert seems like the stretch from Boston/NYC would fit my personality well. I've definitely considered living in NYC before too, not for the moment though.
I don't know to each thier own and how one views the world. I don't know if I would call the stretch from Boston/NYC as all that introverted. There are introverts everywhere.

I grew up in the Boston area and I have no idea why anyone would think it is a region with a high introvert count. For one thing it is heavily populated by Irish and Italians. Granted there could be introverts and good and bad in those nationalities, but they are not known for being introverts. I can't think of two nationalities more known for friendliness and hospitality than the Irish and Italians. Or for that matter the Irish are known for their gift of gab even with strangers.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I don't know to each thier own and how one views the world. I don't know if I would call the stretch from Boston/NYC as all that introverted. There are introverts everywhere.

I grew up in the Boston area and I have no idea why anyone would think it is a region with a high introvert count. For one thing it is heavily populated by Irish and Italians. Granted there could be introverts and good and bad in those nationalities, but they are not known for being introverts. I can't think of two nationalities more known for friendliness and hospitality than the Irish and Italians. Or for that matter the Irish are known for their gift of gab even with strangers.
I'm not the one calling the region that, the map is.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I don't know to each thier own and how one views the world. I don't know if I would call the stretch from Boston/NYC as all that introverted. There are introverts everywhere.

I grew up in the Boston area and I have no idea why anyone would think it is a region with a high introvert count. For one thing it is heavily populated by Irish and Italians. Granted there could be introverts and good and bad in those nationalities, but they are not known for being introverts. I can't think of two nationalities more known for friendliness and hospitality than the Irish and Italians. Or for that matter the Irish are known for their gift of gab even with strangers.
I would have to agree. People on the east coast seem less hesitant to speak their mind. I think people in Chicago are reserved, although I think other midwest cities are friendlier and more open. People in the south also speak their mind, but in a very difference type of way than in the northeast. The northeast is more about bluntness, while the south is more about acting friendly.

I have been to NYC many times and have ended up having conversations with random people who are very open right off the bat. I live in Chicago and that does not happen much here. Then again a New Yorker is also probably more likely to tell someone off and act like a prick.

I have also lived in Cleveland, which is more friendly and direct than Chicago.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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I would have to agree. People on the east coast seem less hesitant to speak their mind. I think people in Chicago are reserved, although I think other midwest cities are friendlier and more open. People in the south also speak their mind, but in a very difference type of way than in the northeast. The northeast is more about bluntness, while the south is more about acting friendly.

I have been to NYC many times and have ended up having conversations with random people who are very open right off the bat. I live in Chicago and that does not happen much here. Then again a New Yorker is also probably more likely to tell someone off and act like a prick.

I have also lived in Cleveland, which is more friendly and direct than Chicago.
And that's why I love Chicago. But for whatever reason you hear people saying the opposite, that Chicago's super-friendly. I'm like "what?" but since it's usually meant as a compliment I just let it slide.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Portland, Oregon sounds perfect for you. Never before have I seen a city so into removing itself from society as this one. That is a big part of the reason I don't care for this type of American city. It calls itself friendly but thats not my idea of friendly. Always wondering if when you speak to a stranger will you be spoken to or will you be snubbed.

Portland is definitely a city for an introvert. Probably why so many counter culture and alternative types including the homeless flock to Portland, Oregon. It has a culture conducive to being removed.
I agree, Portland is a whole city full of misfits. People in Portland and Seattle tend to be passive agressive. But I also notice because they are such introverts they tend to have a boiling point and will unleash their wrath after withdrawing for so long. Quite often it's tied in with being a militant liberal.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I agree, Portland is a whole city full of misfits. People in Portland and Seattle tend to be passive agressive. But I also notice because they are such introverts they tend to have a boiling point and will unleash their wrath after withdrawing for so long. Quite often it's tied in with being a militant liberal.
Definitely.

Portland's city slogan is "Keep Portland Weird". I have to say Portland has done a great job of living up to its slogan.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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goozer: How right you are! I'm an introvert from Chicago, and I still believe the stork dropped me off in the wrong place. If you don't give your life story to that person from the Midwest, then you are downright "unfriendly."
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I agree, Portland is a whole city full of misfits. People in Portland and Seattle tend to be passive aggressive. But I also notice because they are such introverts they tend to have a boiling point and will unleash their wrath after withdrawing for so long. Quite often it's tied in with being a militant liberal.
I wouldn't say Portland is a whole city full of misfits but introverts often seem to be attracted to this city. So it is a good place for them. If someone wants to be left alone they will get their wish. If a someone is looking for friends, they will have to definitely take the initiative.

There is the "militant liberal" element but I disagree they are the introverts. Quite the opposite, it has been my observation that militant liberals are the noisiest citizens who yell the loudest trying to get their agendas across to others. I am surprised you haven't taken into consideration all of those people you see who stand outside the supermarkets every time there is an up and coming election trying to get people to sign their petitions to get whatever their latest pet projects happen to be on the ballot or their many protests and marches in the public parks and squares or their very vocal insistence that everyone rides bikes, become vegetarian go green etc.

These are the Portland "militant liberals." Portland introverts don't make a sound. You must not get around the city very much.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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NYC?! Are you kidding? this is an awful place for introverts.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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Toronto, without a doubt.....I've been here my whole life. You will be completely ignored, you can truly be invisible here (quite sad actually)....probably have a hard time getting a visa though.
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