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The political compass test?

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I took this today, and although I tend to describe myself as an authoritarian centrist, the test claims that I'm extremely Left and a little bit Libertarian.  I suspect this is an artifact of the test's imprecision; there were many cases where my honest answer was "no opinion" but that isn't offered as a choice, so I picked Agree or Disagree on the basis of what amounts to little more than a coin flip.  I don't feel like bothering to retake the test anytime soon, so I'm just treating its diagnosis of my personality as being the equivalent of a horoscope - possibly bearing a slight coincidental relationship to the truth, but in no way definitive.

 

What does everyone else think about this thing?  I found it to be interestingly rigorous in some places but very much inadequate in others.

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27 minutes ago, willpell said:

I took this today, and although I tend to describe myself as an authoritarian centrist, the test claims that I'm extremely Left and a little bit Libertarian.  I suspect this is an artifact of the test's imprecision; there were many cases where my honest answer was "no opinion" but that isn't offered as a choice, so I picked Agree or Disagree on the basis of what amounts to little more than a coin flip.  I don't feel like bothering to retake the test anytime soon, so I'm just treating its diagnosis of my personality as being the equivalent of a horoscope - possibly bearing a slight coincidental relationship to the truth, but in no way definitive.

 

What does everyone else think about this thing?  I found it to be interestingly rigorous in some places but very much inadequate in others.

Can you give an example of a question you answered that you said no opinion to?

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To clarify, I wasn't actually able to answer no opinion, but as an example of one where I would if I could:  "Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified.".

 

That's probably the only question on page 1 where I have a "meh" reaction, but I believe it happened quite a lot on pages 2 and 3 and maybe 4.

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4 hours ago, willpell said:

To clarify, I wasn't actually able to answer no opinion, but as an example of one where I would if I could:  "Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified.".

 

That's probably the only question on page 1 where I have a "meh" reaction, but I believe it happened quite a lot on pages 2 and 3 and maybe 4.

Can you post a link to this test? 

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