The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Saturday, September 10, 2005

i finally got around to it

Below is my contribution to Richard's interesting idea about getting political bloggers to submit to personality tests to see if there is any correlation between personality traits and political beliefs.

I had some time to kill today and finally got around to taking the IPIP-NEO test, which didn't take as long as I'd thought.

I did the Political Compass test again today for this, so basically I've become both more left and more liberal since I did the result for NRT's graph of nz political bloggers last year. I suspect partly this is because of the current election campaign polarising my views a bit more - questions that I may have picked agree/disagree I now righteously tick strongly agree/strongly disagree for.


Overview: This post is a community experiment with two broad purposes. The first is to create publicly accessible data about bloggers' personalities, which may have sociological value in addition to being just plain fun. The second is to track the propagation of this meme through blogspace. Full details and explanation can be found on the original posting:

Instructions (to join in the experiment):
1) Take the IPIP-NEO personality test and the Political Compass quiz, if you have not done so already.

2) Copy to the clipboard that section of this post that is between the double lines, and paste it into your blog editor. (Blogger users may wish to use 'compose' mode to preserve formatting and hyperlinks. Otherwise, be sure to add hyperlinks as necessary.)

3) Replace the answers in the "survey" section below with your own.

4) Add your blog information to the "track list", in the form: "Linked title - URL - optional GUID".

5) Any additional comments should go outside of the double lines, including the (optional) nomination of bloggers you wish to pass this experimental meme on to.

6) Post it to your blog!

Age: late 20s
Gender: Female
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Religion: None
Occupation: Unionist
Began blogging (dd/mm/yy): 21/06/04

Political Compass results
Left/Right: -9.75
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.72

IPIP-NEO results
Friendliness 58
Gregariousness 52
Assertiveness 76
Activity Level 49
Excitement-Seeking 51
Cheerfulness 35

Trust 66
Morality 52
Altruism 89
Co-operation 27
Modesty 65
Sympathy 98

Self-Efficacy 50
Orderliness 87
Dutifulness 72
Achievement-Striving 36
Self-Discipline 51
Cautiousness 93

Anxiety 87
Anger 42
Depression 88
Self-Consciousness 49
Immoderation 14
Vulnerability 43

Imagination 42
Artistic Interests 41
Emotionality 84
Adventurousness 20
Intellect 35
Liberalism 90

Track List:
1. Philosophy, et cetera - - pixnaps97a2
2. Spanblather - - span779xz


I nominate the following bloggers for tagging:
- Stephen Thomas Cooper from Philosophically Made
- Krimsonlake
- Joe Hendren
(apologies if any of you have already done this and i missed it)

Of course other readers may also wish to give it a go on their blogs, the instructions are just before my answers, above.


Michael said...

Done mine -

stef said...

Economic Left/Right: -2.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.72

Hmmmmmmmm the more time I spend overseas the more conservative I become. I used to be far more left wing.

Comrade_Tweek said...

Left/Right -9.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -6.21

Like Tony Benn, the older I get the more left wing I get.

STC said...

Do it soon, just sooooo sleepy.