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The Psychologies of the U.S. States

bsh1
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6/28/2015 9:14:50 PM
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It's interesting how each State in the union has unique, and often predictable, psychological patterns and trends. Any thoughts on why these trends emerge, and what impact they may have on our society (political, economic, etc.)?
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6/30/2015 1:15:16 PM
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At 6/28/2015 9:14:50 PM, bsh1 wrote:
http://time.com...

It's interesting how each State in the union has unique, and often predictable, psychological patterns and trends. Any thoughts on why these trends emerge, and what impact they may have on our society (political, economic, etc.)?

Well, if any of the individual states are still imbued with any cohesive or predominant "mindset"--it probably results from their history. For example: Texas with the oil and the Cowboys and the propensity of Mexicans; due to the fact that, well, it WAS once part of Mexico.
So yeah, some starts still retain their original zeitgeists, I think. More so the ones in the Southwest, the Southeast, and the New England States. Again, this is due to in no small part to their long and colorful histories.
History is everything, amigo. Somebody once said, "History isn't the past. Hell, it isn't even past, yet." LOL. (William Faulkner!) I forget.

But with the crazy increase in population in America over the past 100 years, and the fact that people are far more mobile and travel and move way more now--and over the past 30 years or so--than before, I think many of the States have lost a good portion of their respective original identities. And are becoming more homogenous.

Big Nanny State Government has had an huge impact in promoting this dynamic.

I have always been a huge proponent of "States' Rights."

In closing......here is a humorous map of what the Brits thought were the common stereotypes of our 50 States. And...to be honest, I think they were actually pretty damn close!

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