In a moment of respite from organising children’s birthday parties, I took the Facebook political compass test.

In the words of the application creator,

The Political Compass positions you on both an economic and a social axis through your responses to a series of propositions during the next 3-5 minutes. In each instance, you’re asked to choose the response that best describes your feeling: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree or Strongly Agree. At the end of the test, you’ll be given the compass, with your own special position on it. Your Political Compass chart will also be added to your Facebook profile.

I took the test and have discovered that I’m a centrist, devoid of any strong socio-policial bias in any real direction.

Those who know me well will realise the the test must be flawed, I surely do have some strong positions on a number of issues. I can only surmise that my attitudes are sufficiently diverse (left leaning in some areas, right in others. A libertarian over some issues and an Authoritarian over others) causes the somewhat glib. How do others do?


Update – a commenter suggested I take this test. I did and my score was somewhat different (but possibly no more accurate);


Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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