I updated the Three Psychological Regions of America post to include this information, but it’s so far down the queue that you might not see it. Anyway, here goes.

Time has a 10-question test you can take, based on the study, in which you can learn which state you are best suited for, temperamentally. Your Working Boy took it. Do you want to know where it says I belong?



“Look at your Yankee ass!” cackled someone who shall remain nameless when she saw the result.

It’s the openness to new experience but correspondingly high level of neuroticism. And the fact that I’ve become a hermit. Massachusetts! Shitfire.

Mrs. Dreher, by the way, ought to be in South Carolina, according to the test. “That means you have to buy me a pied-à-terre in Charleston,” she says.