Heh, at the end of the test, the author of the post does a pretty good Opty imitation.
It should be noted here that that the authors concluded that it had "still to be demonstrated" if the F-scale actually did, in fact, measure fascist receptivity at a personality level. They were sure it measured something --- but not exactly sure what. T. W. Adorno returned to the University of Frankfurt, where he amused himself as a principal figure in the Frankfurt school of "critical theory", producing a Freudian-Marxist melange of pseudo-scientific speculative foolishness that is now, thank God, thoroughly discredited.
Post by CassandraW on Dec 14, 2016 12:21:36 GMT -5
Ha! I'm a liberal airhead! I'm a 2.4.
(Actually, my atheism and my libertarian bent had more to do with my answers to most of these than anything else. If you're an atheist civil liberties nut, as I am, I think you're likely to come up as I did.).
I'd be interested in hearing where the rest of you come out.
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Most of my answers where "somewhats," one way or the other. That probably makes it hard to end up at either extreme. Imo, a lot of "stronglys" means responses driven by emotion (not for all of the questions, to be sure). So what the test might actually measure is the degree to which emotions impact responses for different people.
Post by CassandraW on Dec 14, 2016 13:20:54 GMT -5
Yes, that one was bizarre
There were a couple I don't think necessarily cut the way the test makers intended. E.g., the one about the world ending in catastrophe. Well, actually, I do think that's fairly likely -- but not because of a deity.
And the one about mixing with lots of people and catching diseases. Well, I suspect it's intended to measure xenophobia. But me, I ride the NYC subway every day, smashed between sick, germy people, and I dated a biologist for a while, which made me kind of aware that being packed in with lots of strangers from all over makes you more vulnerable to catching things. (Not to mention all those shots I had to get before traveling to Africa, Asia, and South America.) So my answers to both questions may well have pushed my score in a direction the testers didn't intend. I don't think foreigners are dirty and bad. I just think being exposed to more people and diseases you haven't developed immunity for makes you more vulnerable.
-- Cass, who now ALWAYS closes the toilet seat lid before flushing, and washes her hands a LOT.
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