Which American Accent Matches Your Personality?

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Emily Maggrett

5 Min Quiz

What age were you when you got married?

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In traffic, people who don't let you into the next lane are...?

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Would you rather be best friends with a farmer, a cowboy or a businessperson?

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At work, you sometimes get in trouble for...?

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Let's say you want to get in better shape. How are you going to exercise?

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You go to a dinner party and find out your host is serving a vegan tofu roast. How do you feel?

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What's your favorite form of self-care?

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People always say you're...?

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If you could experience any natural wonder in the United States, which one would you go see?

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What's your go-to shoe?

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It's Friday night, and you're in the mood for some live music. What kind of band are you going to go see?

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Let's say you're back in college and can spend your junior year in any city in the world. Which one do you choose?

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How do you dress when you're not at work?

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When you're having a bad day, you like to treat yourself to...?

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If you had an extremely rude coworker, how would you deal with them?

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The cutest kind of dog is ... ?

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Would you rather spend a year in jail, a year in a difficult master's degree program or a year volunteering with Doctors Without Borders?

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In your opinion, the most irritating habit in the world is...?

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What's your life philosophy?

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You find out your sister is a chronic shoplifter. What do you say to her about it?

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What's your favorite kind of sandwich?

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If you didn't have your current career, you'd probably be a...?

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Let's say your great aunt has offered to buy you your first home. What kind of place do you ask her for?

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Are there any circumstances under which you'd get up at 6 a.m. to exercise?

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Your crush asks you to dance. The problem is, you're a terrible dancer. What do you do?

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Let's say you suddenly find out you're getting the day off. What are you going to do?

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In your opinion, which of these situations is the most embarrassing?

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You suspect your friends sometimes gossip about your...?

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How much money would it take to get you to live in solitary confinement for a month?

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When you go to the zoo, which animals do you visit first?

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About This Quiz

The author Susan Sontag once wrote, "Every culture has its southerners — people who work as little as they can, preferring to dance, drink, sing brawl... " That's a strange way of putting it (and of characterizing Southerners!), but what Sontag was getting at was this: not all of us fit into the culture we were born into. For instance, Sontag herself was born in New York City, but she later said the most important years of her life were spent in Paris. 

Likewise, you might be from New England but have a Californian's relaxed vibe. Or you might be a Northwesterner with the swagger and charm of a Texan. Either way, if you can relate to this idea, you're going to love this quiz! We're going to ask you all kinds of questions about your life, preferences and pet peeves, in order to figure out the American accent that best matches your personality. It doesn't matter if you live in rural Hawaii or the Houston suburbs — if you answer our questions honestly, we'll figure out your soul's true home.

Ready to find out whether you're actually a goofy Californian, sassy Brooklynite or down-to-earth Midwesterner? Stop wondering and take this quiz!

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