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What are your social attitudes?

Discussion in 'Found on the Net' started by Baraka_Guru, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    Social Attitude Test

    This is somewhat related to this thread: What D&D Character are you?? | The TFP

    In this case, it gauges your political values. You'll find that the statements are rather loaded, but try to answer them as accurately as you can, perhaps giving some leeway where further interpretation could be a factor.

    My results aren't surprising in terms of the socialism (moderate) or the tenderness (above average?), but the radicalism? Hm. Is that the right word they're using? I mean, I support the idea of change for the betterment of societies, but I normally associate radicalism with extremism. You know, like Naziism and fascism, etc.

    I suppose it's okay to be a radical when you have a certain degree of tenderness. Radical change for the benefit of others. I don't mind being that kind of radical.

    What are your social attitudes?

     
  2. mixedmedia

    mixedmedia ...

    Location:
    Florida
    I associate radicalism with normalization.

    So. It's relative.

    Don't really see how any thoughtful person can see it any differently.
     
  3. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    I see what you mean.
     
  4. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted Donor

    Meh. I think the questions are skewed and I hate 5-point likert scales. They should have used a 6 or 7 point scale.
    Of course I seem middle of the road sometimes. All of the questions are very absolute. I question the questionnaire.
    Damn... I just need to graduate so I can expunge all this shit from my brain.



     
  5. Levite

    Levite Levitical Yet Funky

    Location:
    The Windy City
    I thought it was a very difficult set of questions to answer: so many of them, my initial response was, "Well, it depends on the situation."

    But I guess in any case....

     
  6. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted Donor

    Oh and by the way, what the hell is this supposed to mean?
     
  7. I am what I am.

     
  8. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    Sounds about right.

     
  9. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    So it does, comrade.
     
  10. arkana

    arkana Very Tilted

    Location:
    canada
    Blah blah blah.
    Political Values

    Radicalism 96.75
    Socialism 56.25
    Tenderness 46.875


    These scores indicate that you are a progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a university professor. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a pragmatic attitude towards humanity in general.

    Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a political centrist.

    To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a centrist with many strong opinions.
     
  11. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    I'm apparently going to be all alone in my communism.
     
  12. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    If I were to read Das Kapital, I might be convinced. :p
     
  13. I don't know if I agree with my assessment. In particular, describing me as a tough minded moderate then later as right-wing. This seems to conflict. I would have described myself as a moderate, never as right wing. Also, wtf is a jaded materialist?
     
  14. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    This showed up on my radar recently....

    "I am not only a socialist but also a bit leftist, a communist. In terms of social economy theory, I am a Marxist. I think I am farther to the left than the Chinese leaders. [Bursts out laughing.] They are capitalists. [Laughs again.]"​
    —The Dalai Lama​

    The (Justifiably) Angry Marxist: An interview with the Dalai Lama | Tricycle
     
  15. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    The Dalai Lama and I will just hang out together. That's cool.
     
  16. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Well, it looks like I am, in general, moderate and balanced in my attitudes and a "regular person," whatever that is.
    There seems to be a tendency with this test to lump those not at least somewhat to the left of center (people like Craven and me) as "right wing."

    I think that I'm mostly pragmatic, and I mostly view both communism and pure capitalism not as immoral things, but as a systems which won't work.

    In my view radicalism is something which all to often tends to be prone to throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

    And I equally fear those on the both right and the left whose currency is power, not gold.

    Political Values

    Radicalism 47.25
    Socialism 18.75
    Tenderness 53.125

    These scores indicate that you are a moderate; this is the political profile one might associate with a regular person. It appears that you are moderate towards religion, and have a balanced attitude towards humanity in general.

    Your attitudes towards economics appear laissez-faire capitalist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as right-wing.

    To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a centrist with few strong opinions.

    This concludes our analysis; we hope you found your results accurate, useful, and interesting.
     
  17. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    Look at it this way: If you're left-wing, it doesn't mean you're a communist, or even a socialist. If you're right-wing, it doesn't mean you're a fascist, or even a capitalist.

    On the other hand, if you're not a centrist, you're going to have to go out onto one of the wings. :D

    I find it hard to believe one can be a laissez-faire capitalist and not be considered right wing. It's generally important to consider that being right wing doesn't entail being all the things on the right. It can basically mean being in opposition to socialism and social democracy.

    The political spectrum isn't a line so much as a chart. For example, libertarians can be either left-wing or right-wing, depending on their views of government, markets, and society.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
  18. mixedmedia

    mixedmedia ...

    Location:
    Florida
    Radicalism 96.75
    Socialism 81.25
    Tenderness 50


    These scores indicate that you are a progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a university professor. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a pragmatic attitude towards humanity in general.

    Your attitudes towards economics appear communist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as left-wing.

    To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, an idealist with several strong opinions.
     
  19. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

    Location:
    Temasek
    Not a bad assessment.


     
  20. grumpyolddude

    grumpyolddude Very Tilted Donor

    Seems about right.

    Political Values

    Radicalism 85.75
    Socialism 43.75
    Tenderness 53.125


    These scores indicate that you are a progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a university professor. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a pragmatic attitude towards humanity in general.

    Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a political centrist.

    To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, an egalitarian with several strong opinions.