Tuesday, October 27

Are you on the right or on the left? This optical illusion is capable of guessing your political ideology

It is not a trick question or an intelligence test, but a test to determine what your political ideology is. Based on a study on personality and social psychology, the interpretation we make of the forms says a lot about our mentality and our level of tolerance: In the study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the participants had to observe various forms , including circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, and say what they saw. What shape do you see in the image below? Would you say it’s a circle? Depending on whether you are on the right or left, the answer you give will be different. Let’s see if it was right with you: Yes, it is a circle: Although it is a somewhat irregular and poorly done circle, it still seems like a circle without any doubt… according to this test you are on the left. You have a liberal ideology, you agree with government aid for the unemployed and homeless; thus, you also support same-sex marriage and are more likely to support marijuana legislation. No, that is not a circle: It is too irregular to be a circle, or you see another shape in the image … according to this test you are on the right. You have a conservative ideology, and you are concerned about the rights of businessmen or businessmen, and have a good military defense, explains Ben Ambridge, an expert in psychology, for The Guardian. You are possibly more critical of illegal immigration and would choose to punish crimes such as drug possession or use or prostitution more severely. “The more conservative participants showed greater differentiation between perfect and imperfect forms than the liberal participants, showing greater sensitivity to deviation,” explain study co-authors Tyler G. Okimoto and Dena M. Gromet. In addition to furniture, IKEA keeps a lot of anecdotes and curiosities. Who founded the company? Where are you from? Where is the biggest IKEA? The key is that those who tolerate a greater deviation and conceive the shape as a circle, despite not being perfect, also have the same tolerance ideologically speaking. Thus, they are not only more likely to be tolerant, but also to actively help those marginalized social groups.


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