Is This A Circle? Your Answer Says A Lot About Your Political Views, Apparently

by : UNILAD on : 07 Dec 2015 11:57
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This shape can tell a lot about how a person thinks politically, apparently.


According to psychologists, how a person interprets it can reveal a person’s political views.

So is it a circle?

If your answer is ‘yes’ you’re more likely to be politically liberal, leaning to the left and supporting gay marriage, a strong welfare state and welcoming refugees.


If you don’t think it’s a circle and answered ‘no’, you’re probably politically conservative, leaning to the right and believing in small government and a strong military, with a dislike for immigration.

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These findings come from a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, The Guardian reported.

In it, experts found that people who are more tolerant of shapes that deviate from the norm, and generally have a more flexible approach to interpreting shapes, are more tolerant of marginalised groups, and actively want to help them.

And if you don’t think this shape constitutes a circle you’re less this way inclined. Or maybe you’re just a bit pedantic…

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    Is this a circle? And what does your answer say about your politics?