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Old 03-07-2014, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Berlin
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I found an interesting study that derived the personality of each big US city by investigating the personalities of their citizens. The authors distinguished between two big character strength:

  • head strengths which are intellectual and self-oriented (e.g., creativity, curiosity, judgment, love of learning)
  • heart strengths which are emotional and interpersonal (e.g., forgiveness, gratitude, love, kindness, teamwork)


Results are not so surprising for the head strength, top 3= SF, LA, Oakland. Maybe more for the heart strength, top 3= El Paso, Mesa and Miami.

http://positivepsychologynews.com/ne.../2010112614863
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Mesa's not a surprise for those familiar. It's the largest Mormon city outside of Utah.

I think these lists have an underlying blue/white collar thing. The "intellectual" by profession tend to congregate in the same high priced areas.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:46 PM
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Location: Boston
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Lol, whoever wrote this blog/article thing obviously isn't a Bostonian.
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Seattle has no heart (kindness)? That... That might be true. Most serious people in the country.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Mesa and Miami?? Interesting.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Poor Memphis, showing poorly in both areas.

Though, I'm not sure how methodologically sound this study was.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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Default Personality of my cities

Colorado Springs, CO: Military, strip malls, suburban

Houston, TX: Multiple cities within a city, strip malls
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