July 11, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
A while back, I took a little political/personality test from okcupid, which is the company that generates thousands of tests for folks to stick on their myspace pages. It's a cute little test, but the fact that it's put out by okcupid makes me question the depth of analysis that they're going to produce.

I dug around on google and came found the political compass, a site that provides quite a bit of in-depth information on the multi-axis field of political dynamics.

The test doesn't give you a label (democrat / republican / liberal / anarchist / etc.) like okcupid's does. It gives you a cartesian graph and plots you somewhere on it, and then gives you the actual numbers associated with the plot. According to the test, I lean -3.50 points to economic left, and -2.62 points south towards social libertarianism, which makes me politically similar to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

If you get a chance, take the political compass test and post your results, preferably in this format:

Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.62

UPDATE: I'm adding points on the image for anybody that posts their results in the comments. If it gets too cluttered, maybe I'll just asign numbers to people and make a key on the right of the image that explains what what number belongs to what person.
np category: politics


Lucas said:
How would you post the graph in a comment section? I took the test and ended up at (1,1). Obviously I'm a VERY well balanced individual!!! ha ha ha

you should photoshop everyone who responds with a corresponding dot on a similar graph and post it for all to see.

July 11, 2006

Kristen said:
Economic Left/Right: 4.38 (what can I say, I'm ardently free market)
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44

July 11, 2006

jovial_cynic said:
Luke - wow. I actually thought you were more top/right than that. And way to stick with the format I suggested... jerk. :)

As for making images for everybody... we'll see. If enough people want one, I'll modify my post with images of everybody else's results.

Kristen - you are clearly an anarchist.

July 11, 2006

Billy said:
Economic Left/Right: 2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.56

July 11, 2006

Chris said:
Power to the people, baby:

Economic Left/Right: -1.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

July 13, 2006

jovial_cynic said:
Just took it again today, and here are my results:

Economic Left/Right: -2.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33

Less economically left than before, and more socially libertarian. That's pretty accurate.

March 10, 2011

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