It appears that, if anything, I’m becoming more liberal as I get older.

As near as I can tell, the first time I tool the Political Compass test was back in October of 2004 and the only reason I know that is because of the archive of SEB on the Internet Archive. I could have sworn that I blogged about it at the time, but I can’t find the entry in which I did so. The Wayback Machine shows that I listed my score at the time in the sidebar of SEB so I was able to find that my score back then was Economic Left/Right -4.62 and Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -4.92 which puts me solidly, but not deeply, in the Lefty/Libertarian field of the graph.

Having recently been reminded of the test I decided it was time to take it again. I’m sure I’ve taken it a couple of times over the years, but again I’m unable to locate any entries where I mentioned it if I had. Still, some 7+ years later surely I’ve bowed to the conventional wisdom and become more conservative in my old age, right? Well, not exactly:

I'm becoming even more of a Republican's worst nightmare.

So much for growing more Conservative in my old age. I’ve jumped to a solid 5 on the Economic Left/Right scale and have taken on a much more anti-authoritarian approach to life. If I had to guess I’d say that’s largely thanks to the eroding of civil liberties by the government over the last decade of war. But just because I’m much more Libertarian than anytime in the past you shouldn’t expect to see me voting for Ron Paul anytime soon.

9 thoughts on “It appears that, if anything, I’m becoming more liberal as I get older.

  1. Both of my scores are -5.38. I’m disappointed that I’m not even more of a Social Libertarian, but like you I believe my scores are also much more liberal/libertarian than the last time I took the test, which was at least three years ago. And I’m not voting for Ron Paul either, though I would vote for him over most other Republicans.

  2. If you could find the entry where you blogged about it I believe I posted mine in the comments and want to compare it as well.

  3. I am a little bit left and some further south than you…and I am only 70.  But I identify as a Church Alumni.

    Economic Left/Right: -5.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.72

  4. Here’s mine


    Economic Left/Right: -4.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.44


    Down with the state man!!!


    Up with people and rationalism and freedom!!



  5. If I had to live in the real world, I would probably score somewhere down and to the left to.  Luckily, though, I’m able to pursue a life at right angles to both these axes.

  6. Pingback: I’ve always been a bit of a contrarian. | Stupid Evil Bastard

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