Straight forward, no bullshit, working class, often have distinct accents.
Don't feel the need to be all hug-y and flaky like Californians when they meet people. Will give you a hard time, but only if they like you.
Often found in Diners and eateries named after the same person who's going to serve you wieners and coffee milk when you walk in the door. (ie- Sally's, Barbara's...)
Considered rude by the rest of the country, but only because they're pansies and can't handle honesty.
Person 2- What a true New Englandah.
Person 1- I'm visiting here and I don't think any of the natives like me!!
Person 2- We're New Englanders, dear. Stop being so sensitive.