American culture is often typed as an Enneagram Three. When you look a little more closely, however, you see a different story.
1. Massachusetts. Originally a puritanical colony, this clean and refined New England state still makes a stand for what it believes is morally right (it was the first state to legalise same-sex marriage, for example).
2. Mississippi. 'The Hospitality State' tops the charts for being the most charitable of all US states and is also known for its friendly, welcoming inhabitants.
3. California. Projecting a image of success, attractiveness, fame and glamour, California is 'The Golden State' (would a Three be content with Silver or Bronze?).
4. Tennessee. The home of blues artists and heartsick country ballads, it is also high-up on the charts for having the most cases of chronic depression of all the states (a telling sign of melancholy Fourishness).
5. Alaska. This isolated wilderness is the perfect place for Fives, who often like to distance themselves physically or mentally from the mainstream of society. Hermits, eccentrics and people who want lots of time to think can find solace here.
6. Utah. Sixes like to form an alliance, as they like the feeling of 'safety-in-numbers'. Apparently, 63% of Utah residents are Mormons. This, along with the fact that Utahns have been found to be extremely hard-working, cooperative and reliable, makes it the most Sixish state.
7. Florida. Theme parks, wetlands, beach parties, water parks, islands, boating, space travel... with unlimited fun options and a famously sunny outlook, this is the most Sevenish state of them all.
8. Nevada. In tough cowboy country, this state is famous for confrontation (one of its nicknames is 'The Battle Born State') and money-making. The original large casinos in Las Vegas were allegedly funded by the mob.
9. Hawaii. This warm, laid-back archipelago benefits from its harmonious Polynesian culture.The ancient Hawaiian practice of hoʻoponopono is way to let go of stress and reconcile confrontations... very Nineish.