Political Compass

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by lamebums, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Finally, someone else on the right(correct) side. LOL
    Welcome to the wide open spaces.
  2. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    New chart as of May 9

  3. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    Economic Left/Right: -5.88
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.64

    Almost dead-on with GrendelKhan. Shouldn't be too surprising to anyone who's read a few of my posts.

    My Libertarian/Authoritarian score is about where it's always been -- that's pretty much bedrock to me. But the Economic Right/Left score has changed radically. When I was a teenager I was well to the right of worthywads, but over the decades there's been a steady progression towards the other side. Where will it end?

    Interesting how the majority who've responded to this thread are in the lower/left quadrant, yet nearly all the politicians we get to choose from are in the upper/right quadrant.
    Last edited: May 9, 2008
  4. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux

    Economic Left/Right: -6.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.51
  5. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux

    Just wait. This chart will slowly, inevitably, start to "look like America" (or Canada or what have you) because increasingly all of America will be forced to be here.
  6. lamebums

    lamebums Member

    I used to be far right but not very authoritarian. And then I started to lose faith in democracy, which meant I went up on the map, and then the sad reality that free trade and NAFTA is the worst scam ever, began pushing me to the left.

    I've been pretty steady there for a couple years though.

    I have nobody to vote for. :angry:
  7. worthywads

    worthywads Don't Feel Like Satan, I am to AAA

    Not sure what to think of this test.

    I've been wondering why i am not more negative toward the libertarian end while still far to the right.

    I decided to change some answers to the opposite of what I think to see what changed. Most of what I changed had nothing to do with personal freedom which i think of as libertarian, but i changed quite a few things that had to do with regulating business and education, from low regulation to high regulation.

    To my surprise my social/libertarian jumped from -4.1 to -6.5? while my right/left moved from a 6 to a 4?

    Nothing that I changed should indicate that I am more of a social libertarian?

    I don't think it is possible with this test to be way right and way libertarian?

    I guess not giving business liberties is considered libertarian?
  8. Mr. Kite

    Mr. Kite Well-Known Member

    Mr. Kite's political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -3.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.85

    Mrs. Kite's political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -4.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.62
  9. desdemona

    desdemona Well-Known Member

    Wow! Interesting that I am the most liberal (and libertarian??)-- though I always thought of libertarian as a more conservative viewpoint (less government that sort of thing). I wonder to what extent the lack of a neutral effects the position on their little survey.

    I don't think much of it, though it is kind of interesting.
    Anyway, I don't think it is going to become the new Meyers' Briggs (or is that Briggs Meyers??). I wonder where people here are on that?

  10. Fluxuated

    Fluxuated Well-Known Member

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -5.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.26
  11. kngkeith

    kngkeith Well-Known Member

    Hi Des-

    I read the first two questions and thought a journalist must have wrote this. So I looked at the author and... sure enough. This is a fun game, but as an actual measuring tool it's horrendous. It measures how well one lines up with the biases of the author, not where one's liberal/conserative/whatever stance is.

    BTW my Myers-Briggs: ISTP. Strongest differential on P, then S. Though its been 10 years since I've taken it and I wonder how it would look now.

  12. desdemona

    desdemona Well-Known Member

    Yes, that makes sense. I think I learned in statistics (years and Years ago) that the higher no. of possible scores (I mean say 1-10 vs 1-5) the more accurate. I doubt a "real" psychologist (psychometrist) would write anything without a neutral scale. I guess it makes sense it is a journalist.

    I wonder the mixing of authoritarianism vs libertarianism isn't misleading. Who knows what they are talking about? Unless it is a general dislike of governments defining social mores.

    I don't recall the Myers Briggs thing. There are some online.


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