I was, so I looked for an unbiased source. If you are interested in some interesting social/psychological information, please follow the link. The article is very informative and after reading it, I am most certainly a moderate--liberal in some areas, conservative in others. It seems, I am that kid standing on the middle of the see-saw and trying to keep balance!
This study identified a number of psychological motives and tendencies that are strongly associated with liberal/conservatism. These motives and tendencies can be divided into three categories:
(1) individual psychological traits
(2) culture and ideology
(3) situations that trigger fear, insecurity, or anger.
...conservatives are more intolerant, close-minded,
and mentally rigid than liberals, and less able to see the world from an alternative moral standpoint.
(to be con't)
Answer by older at 1:22 PM on Oct. 25, 2009
Answer by PsWifey at 12:34 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
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Answer by lovinangels at 1:26 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
There is no actual true conservative..just the same there is no true liberal...Maybe you should open up your horizons a little more!
Answer by Anonymous at 7:53 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
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Answer by mancosmomma at 10:05 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
The whole point is that political affiliation has virtually nothing to do with government or politics--the attitudes come from personality traits and thus are far more ingrained in individual behavior than most realize. I am not suggesting all are the same at all--I am suggesting there are specific psychological traits and influences that bear affect on the political path one chooses to follow. The article is not meant to be a touchy-feely thing at all--it is a psychological study. Both sides are discussed, neither with bias. The article has nothing to do with government but individual preferences and how those preferences are formed.
Answer by PsWifey at 12:51 PM on Oct. 25, 2009
â€œliberals don't appreciate the extent to which issues such as gay marriage are morally conflicting for conservatives; it's not that conservatives don't care about fairness and equal rights, it's that they also care about in-family structures, and spiritual purity. Recognizing that conservatives variety of moral concerns which liberals do not share and often do not recognize as legitimate can help liberals better understand conservatives and respond to their arguments.â€
For me personally, I think this is pretty dead on. I am pro gay rights because I think everyone deserves teh same rights on America and don't understand the thinking in people who don;t see it that way. But I hear a lot that its about perserving tradition and things of that nature. My answer is, The good od days weren;t always good and tomorrow aint as bad as it seems....Billy Joel! lol
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:14 PM on Oct. 25, 2009
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