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There's a chart for everything

September 15, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is greatly amusing. There are charts rating U.S. states by personality traits.

Montana ranks at the bottom (lowest quintile, at lease) in extraversion and agreeableness and towards the top in openness. We’re middle of the road regarding neuroticism and conscientiousness.

I don’t quite understand how we’re open but introverted; seems like those should be correlated at least weakly.

In any case, give us your poor, huddled, quiet contrarians, yearning to be left the hell alone. It’s just like the Northeast, except without the inconsiderate neurotics.

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  1. Fate
    October 10, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Speaking of the inconsiderate neurotics from the East, I royally pissed of a Jew the other day. I’m vice president of my Communications Workers of America (labor union) local and we have a union stewards call EVERY second Thursday. He sent out an email to all of our executive board saying that it was insensitive of us not to reschedule it because “Yom Kippur is on most calendars” and we should have seen that and rescheduled it or asked him if we needed to. Here is what I sent back:

    “If we start doing things like preemptively rescheduling because we see a
    religious holiday marked on a calendar we are going to be violating
    Article 8 of our C&Bs. I find it to be insensitive that a steward would
    suggest we need to be more sensitive to a particular religion’s
    holidays. If only we could all be so lucky as to have our particular
    religious holidays on most calendars. Flying Spaghetti Monster and
    Invisible Pink Unicorn days not excluded.

    As a “Kylist” and secular humanist who values every day as if it is the
    most important day of my religion I’d have to take offense at people not
    being conscientious of my non-religious beliefs. “Today” is always on
    the calendar but I certainly wouldn’t ask people to be mindful and know
    the significance “today” has to my beliefs and ability to schedule
    meetings. Not all of us attach any special significance to seeing “Yom
    Kippur” at the bottom of the calendar as I doubt anyone thinks about the
    significance of Wednesday to our Scandinavian members who may have a
    sensitivity to scheduling on “Odin’s day”.”

    Our president is a Jew, as well as our 3rd in command, the secretary of our local. The former president came and talked to me about writing it to make myself feel better but don’t send it. She said this person regularly has this attitude and she thought it is because he is a lawyer and believes he is superior. Our secretary said she thinks it is more because he is a New York Jew and that she knows a lot of Jews and that only the east coast ones have that attitude.

    So I had very interesting days Wednesday and Thursday.

  1. September 19, 2008 at 9:49 am

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