The Ideal Place to Live Based on your Personality

Posted on May 2, 2015

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If you are an introvert, you may prefer the mountains as it seems peaceful and clam. While, extroverts prefer flat, open areas as it appeals to them as intriguing, exciting, sociable. The study finds that the result supports the hypothesis.

The lead of the study, Dr Shige Oishi commented that:

“Some cities and towns have geography that is more accommodating for some people than for others…if you know you’re introverted, then you may be rejuvenated by being in a secluded place, while an extrovert may be rejuvenated more in an open space.”

However, one’s preference is dependable on their feelings as well.

The study finds that people are better off in cities which match their personalities. Introverts, or those who scored low on openness to experience, are seen to have significantly lower self-esteem in open cities like New York City, but relatively higher self-esteem in cities that scored relatively lower on openness to experience like Alabama.

What about areas that seems to give off a special lustre of happiness which people are attracted to?

Happy places seems to grow quickly. This suggests that people might recognise some sort of element within it and attracts them to live there. It could also be the fact that people intentionally move to happier places or the factors that contribute to happiness, or places that feels more energetic than their surroundings, as an attempt to increase their happiness level.

Source material from PsyBlog