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Your political compass

Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by Eutychius, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Eutychius

    Eutychius Moderator Staff Member

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    So I stumbled upon this test: https://www.politicalcompass.org/test

    Pretty interesting, even though some questions and available answers are a bit off. I'll share my results first:

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    Economic Left/Right: -3.88
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: - 4.05

    inb4 someone tries to go full Hitler on purpose
     
  2. Wonkdonkler

    Wonkdonkler Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Inreet

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    I think I've done it before (here on pd too) and it was more to the right compared to this (or mb to the top, I don't really remember).
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  4. Petique

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    Looks like everyone is a lefty here. Interesting.
    Edit: Holy shit, Eutychius is in deep SJW territory./s
     
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  5. Inreet

    Inreet Member

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    your pic doesnt show up
     
  6. Eutychius

    Eutychius Moderator Staff Member

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    If you really think about it, SJWs are actually authoritarian in disguise.
     
  7. Petique

    Petique Member

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    True, that's why I put the /s. With that said, how did you manage to be libertarian that much?
     
  8. Eutychius

    Eutychius Moderator Staff Member

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    I basically agreed with every statement the test made about personal freedoms, that didn't really surprise me. I'm more surprised by how economically left it put me. Considering I support both a free market economy and universal healthcare/higher taxation for the rich, I expected something in the middle.
     
  9. Petique

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    I see. I was a bit surprised too with my results. I expected to be more libertarian (I presume it put me up because I support death penalty and I am quite authoritarian when it comes to migrant policy).
     
  10. Inreet

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    I expected to be more authoritarian
     
  11. SzotyMAG

    SzotyMAG Member

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    Can someone help me explaining my results
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  12. Nezekan

    Nezekan Moderator Staff Member

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    This test doesn't talk about whether you are "SJW" or whatever, it mostly shows where do you stand politically. (Because even the SJW make good points, they just take it to the extreme).

    This is me:

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    Now this can be wrong, but its quite likely true. Count the squares and see what's your political ideology.

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    So based on this, I'm on 5,5 of Left/Libertarian. So I'm a Libertarian Socialist.

    If you are in the middle, aka "Liberalism" it can mean mean you are fairly new to politics and need more time to align to a more solid ideology. Or you don't care about politics, or just started caring or simply neutral.
     
  13. SzotyMAG

    SzotyMAG Member

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    Yeah I don't care about politics, crazy how surveys point that out
     
  14. Petique

    Petique Member

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    Where do you get this idea from? I am a proud liberal in the most classic sense and I am following politics in fairly decent details. In other words I beg to differ.
     
  15. SzotyMAG

    SzotyMAG Member

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    There are 2 kinds of people
     
  16. Nezekan

    Nezekan Moderator Staff Member

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    Your ideals and stances are not sufficient enough to run a country and possibly contradicting each other. That's what it means. You can't just pick the best from every spectrum and discard what you don't like. If you have followed politics closely and don't claim neutrality, then you have cherry picked what you like.

    Choose a country (or a party from said country) that absolutely agrees with all your political ideals. Lets see where this goes. Also its not like this test is epitome of accuracy or anything, but I'll humor myself.
     
  17. Petique

    Petique Member

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    Well the SNP and Sinn Fein have similair views according to the political compass and yet both parties are running a country (Well Scotland isn't a sovereign one but still).Yes in some cases I am more authoritarian but in others I am more liberal, a healthy combination of the two makes a successful country.
    That depends on the political party, not the country imo.
     
  18. Nezekan

    Nezekan Moderator Staff Member

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    A very big emphasis on "healthy combination". It should not be contradictory.

    Scotland is relying too much on UK and Britain as a whole. There are funny things like uber expensive tuition costs in the UK and free ones on the Scotland.

    Also define "successful". Last 16 years has been pretty dull for most countries. Those already successful have stayed that way, more or less, and those behind have stayed behind. The only exception has been Australia that has been climbing rapidly, even during 2006-2008 economical crisis.

    Either way, I think maybe you should take the test again and answer more firmly. Use more strongly disagree or strongly agree. Think you can reach edge of Libertarian Socialism or Social Democracy. Both of which are close to Scotland's ideology in general.
     
  19. kingdomnerdia

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    Not particularly surprising.

    I would agree with that. There were some times where I wanted a "Neutral/No Opinion" option, or a "Yes, but with a heaping portion of nuance." But, eh, it worked to an extent. My results seemed accurate enough.