While doing research for one of my papers, I came across a quiz that ranks one’s political orientation on 2 spectra: Liberal vs Conservative, and Libertarian vs Statist. It is apparently revered by many journals and newspapers as quite accurate. I think liberal and conservative need no explanation. 😉 As for the other scale, a libertarian is one who believes that individual freedoms should be prioritized over socialist ideals, and a statist believes otherwise. A more commonly used word for statist is authoritarian (not to be confused with tyranny, since tyranny is a corrupted form of authoritarianism).
Red dot denotes my score.
Due to my nomadic upbringing, I’m naturally liberal. On the other scale, I lean a little closer to authoritarian than libertarian. From my position on the two axes, I think I would be classified as a social democratic.
How did I infer that from such an abstract graph? Because I’m a political theory student. Hahaha! For the rest of you: to find the label for where you stand on both axes, check out this political spectrum by Miguel Duarte. Duarte’s spectrum visually coincides with the one used on the quiz. I can’t say I agree with his labeling, because I am definitely not a democratic socialist but it’ll give you guys a rough idea about where you stand.
Take the quiz here, and let me know of your results!
I apologize for my recent boring entries. I’ve been very sick with the (Singaporean) flu. My housemates’ parents came to visit and brought the flu along with them. I am absolutely impervious to the Canadian flu, but I am quite susceptible to the Singaporean one. Now, with my menstruation, the timing couldn’t be worse. I am sickly and feel shitty at the same time. Bah.
Hopefully, I’ll feel better before the next entry because there is something interesting I’ve been dying to blog about, (which requires a little more brain power than someone with a constant headache can produce.)