21 October 2018   |  Last Updated 25-03-2015 06:22

      Loud, rebellious, unconventional: Just your typical Mancs according to a national personality survey

      WE in Manchester are more social, creative and rebellious than most other regions according to a recent national survey.

      The survey questioned over 400,000 people across Great Britain, testing each region on five of the main personality traits, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openess.

      Manchester scored high on extraversion and openess, meaning that the residents are talkative, energetic, creative and curious, but Manchester scored low on conscientiousness, meaning that they are disorderly, rebellious and indifferent.

      We at Quays News have had a look at famous Mancs to see if they fit the bill.
      1. Liam Gallagher

      Outspoken as ever and definitely rebellious, the former Oasis lead singer from Burnage can certainly be classified as your typical Manc. Despite that, Noel was the main songwriter in Oasis, Liam is creative too, no matter what 'Some Might Say.' 

      Verdict: A Typical Manc.

      2. Brian Cox

      An Oldham born physicist cited as making science fun and sexy, the professor is curious, energetic and creative when pondering the universe. A scientist cannot be considered disorderly or rebellious though.

      Verdict: An Unusual Manc.

      3. Gary Neville

      A Manchester United legend known for his drive and determination, as well as expert punditry. The Bury born footballer certainly has never been afraid to share his opinion. He likes talk and queery, but as we can see from his punditry, he's not disorderly.

      Verdict: An Unusual Manc.


      4. Morrissey

      The poetic and creative former Smiths singer certainly is rebellious and indifferent. If he's not berating politicians or meat-eaters, he's having a go at the Queen.

      Verdict: A Typical Manc.

      5. Karl Pilkington

      Not very sociable as he said he doesn't need more than five friends. The Trafford-born man, best known for the series 'An Idiot Abroad' and 'The Ricky Gervais Show,' certainly does not fit in with the personality survey's typical Mancunian. Although, he could be decribed as curious, he may just not be curious about the right things.

      Verdict: An Unusual Manc.

      6. Steve Coogan

      A comedic genius famous for inventing the character Alan Partridge. The man from Middleton is creative and has been known to be rebellious at times.

      Verdict: A Typical Manc.

      The personality survey was carried out by the BBC and the University of Cambridge and published in the journal Plos One.

      By Joe Wilkinson