LISTS: The Most Psychopathic States, Where Is Michigan?
A new study ranks US states in order of psychopathy!
Connecticut is tops, West Virginia is chill (really?) and we're stuck right in the middle at NUMBER 25! Not too wild and not too mild!
Ryan Murphy 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.
Connecticut wins the dubious award of most psychopathic state in the US, followed by California in second, and New Jersey third. New York and Wyoming tie for joint fourth place, followed by Maine. The least psychopathic state is West Virginia, followed by Vermont, Tennessee, North Carolina, and New Mexico. The full list of psychopathic states is below: