Friday, April 28, 2006

Self-Analysis: Part 2

Liberal
You scored 28 Equality, 85 Liberty, and 21 Stability!

You think liberty is important both for yourself and for all of humanity. You respect others and think it is important that everyone be given the opportunity to make decisions for themselves rather than have authority figures tell them what is best. The autonomy of every individual is important to you but you think there are times in which personal action needs to be restricted. As such you recognise that there is a role for government as long as it depends on the consent of the governed this makes parliamentary democracy important to you. You prefer the role of government in economics and society to be small. In practice you will tolerate public sector activity as long as it is efficient and allows you to get on with your life. You are likely to advocate for both a predominantly free-market economy and a cosmopolitan and permissive culture.

For information on liberal political parties worldwide see: http://www.liberal-international.org/



My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 11% on Equality
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You scored higher than 68% on Liberty
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You scored higher than 12% on Stability
Link: The Political Objectives Test written by Originaluddite on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

10 Comments:

Blogger Delta said...

I took that test a few days ago and it wasn't quite sure how to label me. I had 96% liberty, 70-something% equality, and essentially 0 stability. It said social liberal or something and put a "?" mark at the end =)

However, I don't really take these tests too seriously. They are usually skewed to the personal beliefs of the person who makes the test.

10:47 PM EDT  
Blogger TheJollyNihilist said...

Delta,

Whenever I take "quizzes" like these, I'm always extremely cognizant of the question wording. That's usually what betrays bias.

For example, I remember a quiz that asked something like this...

Do you
1. Support a fetus' right to live?
2. Support a woman's right to murder a fetus?

Of course, I selected the latter. No biased questioning will ever throw me off!

1:37 AM EDT  
Blogger Delta said...

Yep, you can tell bias from that as well. But I'm also talking about how the thing is scored. For example, if you choose an answer which says that you think that those who work hard should get the rewards of their productivity they might label you a capitalist, whereas the person who is answering might think that this is the opposite of capitalism in actual practice.

2:44 AM EDT  
Blogger Lord Omar said...

Social-Liberal
You scored 85 Equality, 85 Liberty, and 14 Stability!


Informed me that I was hazily wedged between the above ideologies.

10:35 AM EDT  
Blogger TheJollyNihilist said...

Yep, you can tell bias from that as well. But I'm also talking about how the thing is scored. For example, if you choose an answer which says that you think that those who work hard should get the rewards of their productivity they might label you a capitalist, whereas the person who is answering might think that this is the opposite of capitalism in actual practice.

Very true. As a nihilist, I know all about conflicting definitions...

Informed me that I was hazily wedged between the above ideologies.

Well, there's no question that, in many cases, Liberty and Equality clash. However, I consider both to be virtuous, so it's probably a good place to be hazily wedged!

12:55 AM EDT  
Blogger Alon Levy said...

Liberal?
You scored 64 Equality, 92 Liberty, and 14 Stability!
You are a bit difficult to classify. You may well be liberal. However your greater than average commitment to liberty may make you more of a Libertarian. On the other hand your secondary commitment to equality may make you a Social-Liberal. Check both links and see what you think. For information on liberal political parties worldwide see: http://www.liberal-international.org/



My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 60% on Equality
You scored higher than 84% on Liberty
You scored higher than 4% on Stability


That's about what I expected: I'm a Rawlsian in the sense that I support both liberty and equality, but when they clash, I always go for liberty.

5:03 PM EDT  
Blogger TheJollyNihilist said...

Wow...you scored even higher on the Liberty scale than I did!

That's about what I expected: I'm a Rawlsian in the sense that I support both liberty and equality, but when they clash, I always go for liberty.

And a big Bravo to that!

11:53 PM EDT  
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