Political Compass revisited

Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 21:49 | Posted in entertainment, Politics, web tests | Leave a comment
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Last time I did the Political Compass Test was a bit more than three years ago. This is the result I got back then, together with coordinates of then US presidential candidates:

I did the test again today with a somewhat different result:

It looks like I have become a bit more libertarian (a slide from -6,82 to -7,18) and quite a bit more left-leaning (from -3,50 to -5,38). What has happened in the mean time, one might wonder. Have I changed or has the World around me changed?

Probably both. I do not remember how I answered the individual questions last time but my basic values have certainly not changed as much as the result might indicate. I have certainly gained a few years worth of experience which may have contributed that I have put those questions in a different context than three years ago. Then again, the World has also taken a few steps ahead from that time.

The more I see various governments trying to regulate life of citizens, the less I tend to trust them. That would explain the slight shift towards a libertarian direction. The left slide is a bit more difficult to understand. Maybe it is that the economic crisis was not exactly caused by too much of governmental regulation of the market but rather by lack of it. While I trust governments less than I used to, I definitely also trust corporate businesses much less. When the economy was booming, they did not want the governments around but as soon as they fucked up the economy, they cried for the governments to bail them out.

As always, I regard this sort of tests as entertainment  rather than science. Also, some of the questions were not very accurate and the difference between agree/disagree and strongly agree/strongly disagree is not very big.

I am half weirdo

Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 0:22 | Posted in web tests | Leave a comment

I seem to be just half weirdo. Would have preferred a higher score :-P )


You Are 52% Weirdo


You’re definitely quite strange, but you can act like a normal person when you have to.

(But just because you can act normally, it certainly doesn’t mean you want to!)

You have normal aspects to your personality… but you usually don’t choose to emphasize them.

Are You A Weirdo?
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Talking about ideas

Monday, January 25, 2010 at 17:26 | Posted in web tests | 2 Comments

This would be a pretty accurate description. I would indeed talk about ideas. That is if there are any around. And if I would like to talk at all.


You Love to Talk About Ideas


You like your conversations to be deep and meaningful. You are not a big fan of small talk.

You are open to all sorts of conversation topics, especially if they are unique or interesting. You love it when a conversation takes you somewhere unexpected.

You will talk about anything, even if it’s controversial or weird. You aren’t shy about speaking your mind.

You may shock people with what you’re willing to talk about, but at least it’s more interesting than discussing the weather.

What Do You Love to Talk About?
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Red love

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 4:11 | Posted in Not serious, web tests | Leave a comment

You may think so but I could not possibly comment.


Your Love Is Red


When you love someone, your love is intense and dramatic. For you, love is passion.

You enjoy seducing someone and being seduced. You like feeling romantically overwhelmed.

You’re the type of person who loves whoever you want, and you’re often drawn toward forbidden love.

You are also stubborn about getting the person you’re interested in to fall for you. You love chasing after what you want.

What Color Is Your Love?
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I am supposed to be sunset

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 0:54 | Posted in web tests | Leave a comment

This quiz says I am sunset. While that is often when I wake up (regardless of what time of the year it may be, hence anytime between 3 p.m and 11 p.m) I am not sure I would agree. However, the description is not totally wrong.


You Are Sunset


Even though you still may be young, you already feel like you’ve accomplished a lot in life.

And you feel free to pave your own path now, and you’re not even sure where it will take you.

Maybe you’ll pursue higher education in a subject you enjoy – or travel the world for a few years.

Either way, you approach life with a relaxed, open attitude. And that will take you far!

What Time Of Day Are You?
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Silver is good enough

Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 22:16 | Posted in web tests | Leave a comment
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If this description makes me silver I do not want to know about gold :-)


You Are Silver


You are down to earth and unpretentious. You don’t feel like you need to show off, and you’re very secure with your place in the world.

You are understated and elegant. You carry yourself with poise, and you’re more known for what you don’t do than what you do.

You can fit in anywhere from a country western bar to a black tie gala. You are adaptable and adventurous.

You are blind to social class and background. You see people as who they are … not as where they came from or how much money they have.

Are You Silver or Gold?
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I am so joyful

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 16:58 | Posted in web tests | Leave a comment

What a joy indeed it is to have this test confirm that I am so very joyful.


You Are Very Joyful


You may not be happy all of the time, but you experience frequent moments of joy in your life.

There are moments so perfect that time has stood still and you wish you could freeze it forever.

You are so joyful because you appreciate the small things in life. You know joy is more about who you are than what you have.

You are thankful to be alive, and you know that things could be a lot worse. You are content with your life.

Are You Joyful?

I am independent

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 16:47 | Posted in web tests | 2 Comments

This test tells me that I am independent and I put a great value on freedom. Not that I would not have known it but the description is pretty accurate. Come to think of it, I am more and more getting to like the Bolgthings tests.


You Need Freedom


You need to have full control of your life. You must make your own choices and decisions.

Your confidence and self-esteem comes from being independent. It’s very important that no one tells you what to do.

You don’t do well with rules, responsibilities, or commitment. You’re not flaky, but you do need flexibility.

You may not always exercise your freedom, but you need to know it’s there. Just feeling constrained constrains you.

What Do You Need Most?

Not too impatient

Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 19:34 | Posted in web tests | 4 Comments

This test says that I am patient enough. At least I had the patience to take it although I do indeed not like to be tested on such matters. Come to think of it, the description of my patience level is pretty accurate.


You Are Patient Enough


In most cases, you are patient enough to keep it together.

You may feel impatient on the inside, but you don’t usually let it show.

However, if you’re made to wait for too long, you will usually crack.

You’re only human, after all. You don’t like for your patience to be tested.

Are You Impatient?

No comment

Monday, June 8, 2009 at 20:18 | Posted in web tests | Leave a comment

You may think so but I could not possibly comment.


Your Gift is Intellect


You are a big thinker, and you’re always playing with new ideas.

You are curious about the world. You enjoy learning and developing new theories.

You enjoy researching, analyzing, and solving problems. Thinking hard feels good!

You’re the type of person who finds most mental tasks to be easy. You love to stretch your brain.

What’s Your Gift?

I am thick skinned

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 16:58 | Posted in web tests | Leave a comment

I knew this already but now it is official: I am thick skinned. :-)


You Are Thick-Skinned


People may not always love you, but that’s totally fine.

You’re happy with who you are, and you don’t really crave outside approval.

You love yourself, and that’s the most important thing. You have high self esteem.

And because you don’t care what other people think, they tend to like you a lot!

Are You Thin Skinned or Thick Skinned?

Breaking vibrations

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 6:35 | Posted in web tests | Leave a comment

No comment from my side

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In a good company

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 4:52 | Posted in internet, web tests | Leave a comment

The which president are you quiz puts me in a good company.

You Scored as George Washington1st President, in office from 1789-1797
Born: 1732 Died: 1799

George Washington
67%
Theodore Roosevelt
59%
Abraham Lincoln
55%
Franklin Roosevelt
52%
John Kennedy
50%
Dwight Eisenhower
43%
Woodrow Wilson
43%
Ronald Reagan
43%
Lyndon Johnson
38%
Thomas Jefferson
33%
Harry Truman
26%

Just ask me

Friday, February 13, 2009 at 17:57 | Posted in web tests | Leave a comment

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You Are FAQ


For you, the internet is like your personal library. And you know more facts than fifty normal humans.

Your brain is basically lot a computer at this point. You have a lot of information stored up there.

You spend hours looking up obscure information and learning things. If you have question, you always Google it.

You can’t help but be a bit of a know-it-all. You can answer everyone’s frequently asked questions.

What Internet Slang Are You?

I thought so

Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 0:37 | Posted in web tests | 4 Comments

Just think about it: I think I am thinking!

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Your Word is “Think”


You see life as an amazing mix of possibilities, ideas, and fascinations.

And sometimes you feel like you don’t have enough time to take it all in.

You love learning. Whether you’re in school or not, you’re probably immersed in several subjects right now.

When you’re not learning, you’re busy reflecting. You think a lot about the people you know and the things you’ve experienced.

What’s Your Word?
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