Extraversion and Introversion in the US

Which states in the US are more extraverted and which ones are more introverted?


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Map of the share of population in the US that is introverted or extraverted.

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Extraversion and introversion are considered one of the key personality traits. This personality trait is a spectrum, meaning that not everyone that is introverted is introverted to the same extent. Not every introvert is the same, they are all on a different position on the spectrum.

The source of this map, 16Personalities.com, describes extraversion and introversion as following:

Extraverted individuals prefer group activities and get energized by social interaction. They tend to be more enthusiastic and more easily excited than Introverts.

Introverted individuals prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction. They tend to be quite sensitive to external stimulation (e.g. sound, sight or smell) in general.

This map shows the average score of all respondents by US state. It gives us a bit of an idea which states are more extraverted and which ones are more introverted.

In the US, the majority of states are more introverted. Interestingly, it seems that the more populated states are the ones that are more extraverted. Overall, the US population is slightly more introverted (50.2%).

The most extraverted states in the US are California and New York (50.9%). Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey and Texas are also more extraverted than introverted. Of the 8 most populous states in the US, 6 are more extraverted.

The most introverted state in the US is West Virginia (53.3%). Followed by Maine (53.2%), Alaska and Wyoming (52.9%).

Recently I’ve also made a map about extraversion and introversion in Europe and Asia.

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