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Old 07-15-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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There's parts of the west that are more conservative and would fit into the Midwest stereotype. Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, Idaho, and Utah for example.
I definitely agree about the Eastern WA part. I recently moved to Eastern WA from Seattle, been living here a little over a year now, and this area definitely shares more in common on a cultural/lifestyle level with the upper Midwest than it does with the Puget sound region of WA. Not too sure about Idaho though. It's a different vibe over there. More 'wild west' than Midwestern. Never spent much time in Utah, but I would imagine it would be similar to Idaho in that way.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The west is not a region. There are different regions within the west
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:36 PM
 
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I definitely agree about the Eastern WA part. I recently moved to Eastern WA from Seattle, been living here a little over a year now, and this area definitely shares more in common on a cultural/lifestyle level with the upper Midwest than it does with the Puget sound region of WA. Not too sure about Idaho though. It's a different vibe over there. More 'wild west' than Midwestern. Never spent much time in Utah, but I would imagine it would be similar to Idaho in that way.
I also have to add the Bakersfield area in California doesn't fit the "West" stereotype. Very conservative area and I have heard it reminds some people of parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I also have to add the Bakersfield area in California doesn't fit the "West" stereotype. Very conservative area and I have heard it reminds some people of parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
Well, that part of California (San Joaquin valley) was heavily settled by dust bowl refugees from Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, so it makes sense. Some of that culture even exists in the greater L.A. area, though it's mainly a minority of people there. Then there's Orange County, which is notoriously conservative... albeit in a uniquely SoCal sort of way. I would never think of the overall demeanor of these people as 'introverted' though. Quite the opposite.

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Old 07-16-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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West: Shy, introverted, atheistic, artistic, tolerant, nomadic, flexible, quiet, hedonistic, laid back
Surprisingly, those I have come across from the PNW are the most intolerant, fake, and cold. I recently learned the term Seattle Freeze. The stereotype fits. I have a friend that relocated back to the East Coast because she was never able to establish deep friendships with those she met in SanFran.

New Yorkers have a bad rep. Yes, they are loud and strait forward. On the other hand, I have found them to be extremely friendly and open. So much so that NY is always on the top of my move list.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Northeast: dream
South: honor
Midwest: community
West: frontier
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Northeast: dream
South: honor
Midwest: community
West: frontier
Northeast: work, West: dream. imo.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Northeast: work, West: dream. imo.
I chose "dream" for the Northeast because I think it represents a place where Americans and immigrants alike have tried to achieve their "dreams." Think about the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Ellis Island, going to universities in Boston or Philadelphia, the industrial revolution in places like Massachusetts and Rhode Island, etc. It seems like a place for those in other parts of the country to "move up" and "advance."

I chose "frontier" for the West because it's a common theme that connects seemingly dissimilar places from San Francisco and Portland to Salt Lake City and Boise. There's a sense of adventure and rugged individualism that's less "protected" than it is in the Northeast.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:43 PM
 
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Northeast: dream
South: honor
Midwest: community
West: frontier
Interesting. I'm buying this.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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West: Shy, introverted, atheistic, artistic, tolerant, nomadic, flexible, quiet, hedonistic, laid back
Midwest: Hard-working, extroverted, conventional, deep rooted, athletic, hospitable, religious
South: Extroverted, passionate, traditional, musical, conservative, religious
Northeast: Straightforward, fast paced, no-nonsense, tolerant, loud, indifferent
Pretty good list. I agree with most of it. Few things though. I don't find people out west shy or introverted though. But they are very open-minded, liberal and experimental as well. I would also add family-oriented and friendly to the South and Midwest. They seem to stick together more and like chit-chatting. I would also add hard-working to the North East. People seem to work longer hours in the North East. I don't think they are loud either, I think it's a more saying what's on one's mind without sugar coating it as much - being direct. The North East also has a strong element of tradition and being status-oriented as well.
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