Surprise! Study Shows Texans Are Extraverted

A new study finds that certain characteristics cluster in certain geographic spots. Texans are extraverted,  a tad disagreeable, mostly conscientious, only somewhat neurotic, and fairly open to new ideas — if the research is to be believed. However, a study that concludes that Maine residents are also extraverted might be seen to raise more questions than it answers. And there’s this disquietening aside: “state-level extraversion is positively correlated with robbery and murder rates.”

Newsletter

Get a weekly recap in your inbox every Sunday of our best stories from the week plus a primer for the days ahead.

Find It

Search our directories for...

Restaurants

Restaurants

Bars

Bars

Events

Events

Attractions

Attractions

View All

View All

Comments

9 responses to “Surprise! Study Shows Texans Are Extraverted”

  1. Don’t you mean “extrOverted?”

  2. JIm says:

    As a native New Yorker I’ll say that the neurotic thing seems right on. At least I think so. I mean, is it okay for me to thing so? Are you still reading my comment?

  3. In The Neighborhood says:

    No, we Texans just have extra verts.

  4. You know, I know someone who could work as your proofreader. IJS.

  5. Yacht Rock says:

    Old news. This was originally published in the Wall Street Journal in Sept 2008. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122211987961064719.html#articleTabs%3Dinteractive.

    I think the DMN published it, too.

  6. NeitherParty says:

    As accurate and useful as horoscopes….

  7. Daniel says:

    So, Texans are Aries, is what you’re saying here. Aries with poor comprehension of Latin prefixes.

  8. Grady says:

    Wick means a new blog post, about an old study. Prolly did in his extratime while waiting for Dubya to throw the pitch the other day. TimmyTyper likely edited it.

  9. Andtherestofthestory says:

    Texans are “fairly open to new ideas”??????
    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!
    After living in Dallas for 15 years this CRACKS me up!! OPEN MINDED!! HA HA HA HA