It may seem like the world is a bit crazy sometimes. It turns out in some states it’s crazier, more psychopathic actually, than others. And now a study maps it out. Ryan Murphy (Not THAT Ryan Murphy of "American Horror Story" fame) of Southern Methodist University decided to delve deep into the “national” mind by looking at the levels of five important personality traits, including being neurotic and extroverted.
He compared it to previous research and came up with a list of states by psychotic level. Besides the lower 48 states he threw in Washington, D.C., which really doesn’t count because it is only made up of an urban area. In case you’re wondering, D.C. has a far higher psychotic level than any other state!
The science isn’t perfect and still has to go through peer reviews and be published, but we’ll share the results anyway!
The top 5 states for highest psychopath rates are:
- New Jersey
- New York
The states with the lowest psychopath rates:
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
You can see the rest of the list here.
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