also, from time to time, snoop on others who take my tests, just to
see what makes them tick. Also am happy to discuss the tests with
I have made two tests so far - the 'British Eccentric Test' and the
'Political Objectives Test'. The former was just done for a bit of
fun. Although the latter was likewise done for fun, it was also,
and more importantly, to help promote a better understanding of
political philosophy and movements. I am very impressed with the
reception it has got so I may as well make a few comments on its
To start with the word is 'objectives' rather than 'objectiveness'.
The test explores the very subjective world of politics.
It focuses on ideological objectives rather than a random
assortment of disparate issues. It focuses on philosophy rather
than practice. There are a lot of freedom-loving Yanks who my test
is rating as 'Anarchists' and to them I apologise if this comes as
a shock. You are more likely a libertarian in practice. Possibly in
an environment of extreme crises (e.g. your government truly becomes the dictatorship some of you imagine it to be) you would then become the thing my test calls you. Likewise anyone who my test has called 'Communist' or 'Fascist' or anything extreme, take it with a pinch of salt.
I hope that the Political Objectives Test will (like many other
tests on the internet) help to combat the ridiculous notion of
'left and right' which tells us that there are only two sides to
politics. I also want to try and demonstrate that there are many
political stances that all differ but also all share some
common ground. So a liberal may have some things in common with a socialist but they will also have other things in common with a conservative. And indeed the socialist and conservative may have
some things in common that set them both apart from the
I have published survey results of OKCupid users of the
Political Objectives Test
Also a message to those takers of my test from Nation-States online game - thanks for all the interesting discussion and I'm sorry for the "catagory" spelling mistake but I cannot seem to edit the test just now...