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    Default Political compass

    Take the test and see how you fare, then post the pic to see what you REALLY are.

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

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    Dont we have a sticky for this one already?
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    Yeah, the Political Leanings of Members sticky. Although I don't know how often the political compass map in the OP (for the stickied thread) is updated.
    In all these papers we see a love of honest work, an aversion to shams, a caution in the enunciation of conclusions, a distrust of rash generalizations and speculations based on uncertain premises. He was never anxious to add one more guess on doubtful matters in the hope of hitting the truth, or what might pass as such for a time, but was always ready to take infinite pains in the most careful testing of every theory. With these qualities was united a modesty which forbade the pushing of his own claims and desired no reputation except the unsought tribute of competent judges.

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    It is total BS anyway. I ended up being a authoritarian with a tiny right leaning, but just about in the middle. It is designed to make people with certain beliefs look like Hitler, and others like Gandhi. It rated my flaming leftist aunt who believes in the almighty power of the allpowerful federal government as an authoritarian with a huge right leaning. It just doesn't work, and I doubt that any stupid quiz can accurately map everyones beliefs, esp when there are people like me with beliefs across the board. And the way they word questions often leaves only one rational answer for both conservatives and liberals.

    EDIT:
    I took it again, this time answering two of the questions I thought ambiguous in a different way, and now I got this:

    Does anyone who knows me seriously think that is accurate?
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    Can't post the pic but:

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -4.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.26

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    OK, I came out slightly liberal and slightly left...

    Economic Left/Right: -0.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.87

    I need a bath...

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    Economic Left/Right: 0.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.18

    Sounds about right. Though I was probably a bit more to the right years ago.
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    Economic Left/Right: 3
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2
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    This is mine:



    I believe I'm more authoritarian though.
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    Between Zapatero and Merkel. No surprise


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    A lot of the questions are hard for me to answer, particularly those questions where my more Anarcho-Communist ideas take over (Yes I have them...)

    Economic Left/Right: -9.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.82

    About where I usually end up. EDIT: Actually lol I'm slightly down and to the left of where I am on the Political Compass sticky. Didn't think I'd move in that direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountArach View Post
    A lot of the questions are hard for me to answer, particularly those questions where my more Anarcho-Communist ideas take over (Yes I have them...).
    O RLY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinseikhaan View Post
    O RLY?
    YA RLY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon Blum - For All Mankind
    Nothing established by violence and maintained by force, nothing that degrades humanity and is based on contempt for human personality, can endure.

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    Economic Left/Right: -7.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.18
    At the end of the day politics is just trash compared to the Gospel.

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    Standard for me... 3.12 Right
    -7.03 Libertarian

    Last time we did this I put together a chart plotting the position of everyone... I'll do it again, and post one once we have a few more results - note if you want to be included, please give me your numbers, don't just post an image- it's a lot easier for me than trying to dig out a number from a small chart.
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    So I'm somewhere between the Dali Lama & Mandela .

    Economic Left/Right: -3.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10

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    Your political compass

    Economic Left/Right: -7.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.38



    Chilling out with Mandela, the Dali Lama and Ghandi.. good company in this quadrant...

    Economic Left/Right: -6.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.64


    It appears i was heading right wing and authoritiarian as the time before the result above i had both -8's, but now i have reversed direction and run back down futher into anarchy and left wing thought...

    Some of the questions did seem a little stupid though...
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    Yeah, what was the "When your feeling down do you like to do something cheerful" question about?
    At the end of the day politics is just trash compared to the Gospel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rory_20_uk View Post
    OK, I came out slightly liberal and slightly left...

    Economic Left/Right: -0.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.87

    I need a bath...

    Yuck!!! You should be ashamed.
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    GARCIN: I died too soon. I wasn't allowed time to - to do my deeds.
    INEZ: One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.

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    Oh yeah -

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -9.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.72



    Though there is a sticky with this in.
    GARCIN: I "dreamt," you say. It was no dream. When I chose the hardest path, I made my choice deliberately. A man is what he wills himself to be.
    INEZ: Prove it. Prove it was no dream. It's what one does, and nothing else, that shows the stuff one's made of.
    GARCIN: I died too soon. I wasn't allowed time to - to do my deeds.
    INEZ: One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.

    Jean Paul Sartre - No Exit 1944

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    Economic Left/Right: -4.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.15

    1 point more authoritarian and 1.3 points more lefty than the last time I took this test. I think the recession has soured my view of humanity a little bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG View Post
    Yuck!!! You should be ashamed.
    Ashamed? I feel violated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG View Post
    Oh yeah -

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -9.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.72



    Though there is a sticky with this in.
    I like the contrast with your custom title


    I remember not liking this test because there were questions I just didn't agree with...

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    Well my views have changed on a few things, but as you mention this test is so basic, it can't really get to the nuanced changes in views I have. Anyway, not like I have become right wing.. :x

    Ashamed? I feel violated!
    Sorry about that, when you start veering towards the dark side, we get giggly and start poking.
    GARCIN: I "dreamt," you say. It was no dream. When I chose the hardest path, I made my choice deliberately. A man is what he wills himself to be.
    INEZ: Prove it. Prove it was no dream. It's what one does, and nothing else, that shows the stuff one's made of.
    GARCIN: I died too soon. I wasn't allowed time to - to do my deeds.
    INEZ: One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.

    Jean Paul Sartre - No Exit 1944

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG View Post
    Well my views have changed on a few things, but as you mention this test is so basic, it can't really get to the nuanced changes in views I have. Anyway, not like I have become right wing.. :x



    Sorry about that, when you start veering towards the dark side, we get giggly and start poking.
    That's interesting JAG, I expected to see a gaping hole out of the bottom left hand corner of the chart denoting your score. Don't tell me you're turning into Margaret Thatcher on us.
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    Bottom left corner.

    No surprises there...
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    Bottom left corner.

    No surprises there...
    Only surprise is that you were still ON the chart.
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    Although I don't know how often the political compass map in the OP (for the stickied thread) is updated.
    The map itself? Not often. The list? Fairly regularly.

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