5 Dimensional Political Compass
Posted on November 14th, 2017
I tried this quiz. Like others, it has some coherency problems. If you take it, post your results!
Items in italics are my own notes.
You are a: Socialist Anarchist Isolationist Bleeding-Heart Progressive
Collectivism score: 50%
Authoritarianism score: -83%
Internationalism score: -67%
Tribalism score: -100%
Liberalism score: 50%
Collectivism refers economic intervention, whether the society or state should intervene in the economy to redistribute wealth from the more to the less successful. The negative percentages indicate opposition to such intervention. This is more accurately an “egalitarianism score”. Unlike other quizzes, they’ve actually separated this from the next category (hurray!) to distinguish between state and non-state approaches to economic considerations. This 50% positive score is a reasonable estimate, as I fall into the free market socialist/mutualist/geoist region.
Authoritarianism refers to state power to control the actions of individuals to prevent them from harming others or themselves, and also to establish the will of the majority over society. Negative percentages indicate opposition to state power. -83% is a fair portrayal, again, as I am not against all authority, but am vehemently against violence-based power and coercion.
Internationalism refers to political involvement in other nations or global affairs, either via war, treaty or international organizations. Negative percentages indicate isolationist beliefs, and the belief in national sovereignty. This is a strange category, as they did not adequately separate it from the question in category 2 (authoritarianism). For example, I have a strongly negative percentage here (which it says represents a belief in “national sovereignty”), but as you can tell from my authoritarianism score and my tribalism scores, I have no interest in “national sovereignty”. They need to better distinguish between internationalism as humans and inhabitants of the earth vs. internationalism as countries.
Tribalism refers to identity or nationalism, favoring your own nation over foreigners. Negative percentages indicate opposition to national or ethnic identity and oriented towards pan-humanism. -100% is right. Down with all forms of racism, fascism, protectionism, and xenophobia.
Liberalism refers to acceptance of historically illegal or immoral social practices or customs. Negative percentages indicate opposition to such acceptance. This is a tricky area because of these being heavily-contextual, but yes, I am generally liberal in the classical sense.