Ever found yourself wondering, “Where do psychopaths live?” In the same places as everybody else, it turns out. Perhaps there are a few people with this personality disorder in your neighborhood, especially if you live in one of the states with the highest population of psychopaths. No state wants this dubious honor. But recent research ranked all 50 states to find the most psychopathic.
Below, check out the 15 states with the highest populations of psychopaths — and see if your home state makes the list.
Arizona lands in the top 15 states with the most psychopaths in America. But what does that really mean? Quartz reports that Ryan Murphy, a researcher at Southern Methodist University, published the study that ranked all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) to find out which have the most psychopaths. The current study drew on previous research that estimated levels of the “big five” personality traits — extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience — in each state.
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