Psychology expert Ben Ambridge has devised a test to establish your personality trait and ideological standing using a so called circle.
The test will reveal truths about yourself that may be hard to accept. You might think that you are a liberal with benevolent tendencies towards the underprivileged, whereas the test might show that the opposite holds true and that you are actually a strict disciplinarian with conservative values.
Do you think the above shape is a circle?
The Guardian reports:
Here’s a simple question that can tell us an awful lot about you. Is this a circle?
If you said: “Yeah, sure, close enough,” then you are probably politically liberal, and strongly support the idea of government aid for the homeless and unemployed. You are also likely to support same-sex marriage and legalisation of marijuana for recreational use.
If you said: “No, of course not,” then you are probably politically conservative, and strongly support the idea of protecting the rights of business owners and having a strong military. You are likely to take a particularly dim view of illegal immigration, and would come down strongly on even relatively low-level crime, such as drug use and prostitution.
Your Answer Could Reveal A Lot About You
according to The Telegraph:
Ambridge said this was “broadly speaking” the results of the study published in the journal.
“In three studies, participants were shown geometric figures and were asked to identify the extent to which they were “triangles” (or circles, squares),” an overview of the study explains.
“More conservative participants reported greater differentiation between perfect and imperfect shapes than more liberal participants, indicating greater sensitivity to deviance.
“Moreover, shape differentiation partly accounted for the relationship between political ideology and social policy, partially mediating the link between conservatism and harsher punishment of wrongdoers, less support for public aid for disadvantaged groups and less financial backing for policies that benefit marginalised groups in society.”
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