Politics Wimps, Weaklings, Pussies, Pansies, Scroats, Sissies…
posted by September 19 at 9:53 AMon
…or as we call them during election season, “conservatives.”
Nervous people ‘are likely to be right-wing’
People who are easily startled by loud bangs or gruesome pictures are more likely to vote for right-wing policies compared to calmer people who take a more liberal approach to life, according to a psychological study of political beliefs.
The findings support the idea that personality type influences political attitude, which could explain why voting differences appear to be entrenched. “Although political views have been thought to arise largely from individuals’ experiences, recent research suggests a possible biological basis. We present evidence that variations in political attitudes correlate with psychological traits,” said John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.