Vermonters are introverted, neurotic and better at abstract thinking than Coloradans, who tend to be better at concrete thought and more competitive in nature. Who says? The respondents to a study conducted by Truity to measure what type of person lives where.
The findings get interesting when considering a state like Montana where apparently residents score highly as extroverted, cooperative, resilient and focused. Seems like a dream state for hosting a community event to achieve something difficult and unpleasant.
We noticed anecdotally that the states in the top five all seem to be less diverse populations; this would allow for more continuity but also lead to more one-dimensional results. That is to say individually residents of California or New York may possess all or none of these qualities but collectively the variability of their results may lead to them not appearing in the top five results.