My Political Compass

I took this cool quiz tonight called The Political Compass.

It’s a nifty 2-dimensional approach to guaging your political persuasion. The thinking is that the more traditional linear approach isn’t working anymore (either Left of Right), and I tend to agree. There’s always some conditions on our beliefs, and we can’t expect to be completely polar on all issues.

An example of the output of such a test is given below, with famous persons in history on the chart:

Funny, I’ve been feeling more moderate lately than my results seem to depict:

After taking the test, these are the results I got:

Economic Left/Right: -3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.85

Plotted on the graph, I look like this:

According to the good folks of Political Compass, I’m in good company with Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Better than Hitler and Stalin.

At any rate, it’s a fun way to put an immediate metric on your political persuasion. Plus, it adds another dimension to the mix, which is a good thing.

One Reply to “My Political Compass”

  1. Your political compass:
    Economic Left/Right: -7.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.36

    I’m very close in proximity to Nelson Mandela and the Dahli Lama, on the left side of Libertarianism.

    This was very insightful and worthwhile. Thanks for posting it.

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