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political personality types

political personality types


The political personality quiz currently recognizes 32 distinct personality types, under 8 political philosophies. see also: political personality dimensions
ACRONYMNicknameDescriptionPhilosophy
DBILN American Liberal American Liberals combine social freedoms, economic freedoms and civil liberties within the framework of a generous social safety net. Liberal Democrat
DBILW Internationalist A “democracy without borders” point of view that promotes human rights and seeks a just and progressive world order. Liberal Democrat
DBIRN Modernist Democrat Democratic modernists support the evolution of a wide variety of government institutions and programs with enhanced democratic participation. Liberal Democrat
DBIRW Rousseau Democrat Rousseau was the original proponent of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, and the intellectual architect of the French revolution. Poor for most of his life, his was the original statement of radical egalitarianism. Liberal Democrat
DBCLN Social Democrat This kind of post-revolutionary socialism tends to focus on the bread and butter issues of families, jobs, and hot button social issues. Socialism
DBCLW "Hippie" Socialist This kind of egalitarian is focuses on building collective institutions as the bedrock of society, be they religious or secular. Can include intentional and religious communities. Socialism
DBCRN Marxist Marx's socialism combines anti-capitalism with material well being of the people in a state controlled by them. Socialism
DBCRW "Swedish" Socialism The prototypical socialist state combines high taxes, state enterprises, atheism, social planning and internationalism. Socialism
DSILN Town Hall Democrat These independent minded social and economic freedom lovers prefer local control rather than distant bureaucracies, even if it means a less extensive social safety net. Independence Democrat
DSILW Cultural Libertarian Globalist minded, economically independent, democratic social creatives. Independence Democrat
DSIRN Left Libertarian Left Libertarian politics combines economic freedoms with reformist democratic institutions - small state, anti-corporate, civil liberties. Independence Democrat
DSIRW Anti-nationalist Not anarchists but something like it, anti-nationalists are largely willing to make do without state power, or take a transformative view of government. Independence Democrat
DSCLN "New York" Republican View the state mainly as a means for collective security, protecting their homes and communities, mostly free market economics with flexible attitudes about social progress. Communitarianism
DSCLW Classical Utopian Utopians of the 19th century established dozens, if not hundreds of self sufficient, egalitarian, democratic communities. Communitarianism
DSCRN Federalist A Federalist advocates for a democratic state with taxing and spending powers distributed among all levels of government. Communitarianism
DSCRW Syndicalist A syndicalist seeks to disperse most or all state power to a community of communities. Communitarianism
ABILN Nationalist This type generally seeks the expansion of the collective (private and public) power of the state, a pragmatic mix of economic and military development. Corporatist
ABILW "Hollywood" Republican Strong, even "visionary" leadership with a populist bent, this type tends to spend more on public services and safety, without playing to a socially conservative agenda. Corporatist
ABIRN Taylorist This kind of technocrat serves the common good in by an incremental series of centrally planned and controlled steps. Named after Fredric Winslow Taylor, who was an industrial manager rather than a political theorist, became famous for his “time and motion” studies which sought to manage the smallest movements of workers under his management to optimize production. Corporatist
ABIRW Brettonist This combination of political beliefs advocates for scientifically based social planning on a wider scale. This is the mindset of the World Bank or IMF, who advocate a comprehensive set of fiscal and monetary policies based on the “best practices” known in the economic or individualist paradigm. Corporatist
ABCLN Traditional Communitarian A traditionalist who seeks to strengthen society by regulating social life as well as the economic order, focusing on “community values” as opposed to individualism. Statist
ABCLW Fundamentalist Fundamentalism combines a strong leadership with a firm committment to an overarching ideology, either religious, or nationalist, or ideological. Statist
ABCRN Bolshevists Bolshevists such as V. I. Lenin promoted what became the model for the Soviet Socialist Republic, a centralized state which planned economic and social progress. Statist
ABCRW Internationalist This is the mindset of an ambitious social planner, perhaps aware of the problems of ""too much liberty", who seeks to design systems of behavior, as well as, or instead of individualistic or atomistic economic policies. Statist
ASILN Hamiltonian Hamilton, co author of the Federalist Papers, who helped frame the US constitution and the US financial system, stood for economic and social liberties under one big powerful government. Libertarian
ASIRN Blue Tory Classical Liberals or Blue Tories are “tax cut” conservatives first and foremost, with the view that a minimalist state and maximum economic freedoms contribute to prosperity and social stability. Libertarian
ASIRW Smithian Followers of Adam Smith are fiscal conservatives with a drive for reform - less tolerant of inequality, pork-barrelling and monopolists. Libertarian
ASILW English Victorians Combining a recognition of hierarchy with self dependence as a moral imperative, English Victorians combined classism with the need to “keep a stiff upper lip”, relying on charitable works rather than a social safety net. Social conservatism
ASCLN Modern Whig Whigs are conservatives who are very concerned with preserving cultural traditions and the established social order. Social conservatism
ASCLW Social Conservative This is the archetype of social conservatives, upholding a traditional social view, and favoring tough love approaches to economic and social issues. Social conservatism
ASCRN Patrician The Patricians were the aristocratic families who controlled the ancient Roman Senate. This kind of conservatism values duty and loyalty most highly, Patricians are socially traditional without being morally so. Social conservatism
ASCRW Owenite Robert Owen a successful industrialist, was an early “socialist without the class struggle” his planned communities combined education with strict social order. Social conservatism


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