Are you expressive, creative, curious and novelty seeking? Chances are, you’re a liberal.
Are you organized, conventional, reserved and neat? You’re probably a conservative.
The idea that your personal characteristics could be linked to your political ideology has intrigued political psychologists for decades. Numerous studies suggest that liberals and conservatives differ not only in their views toward government and society, but also in their behavior, their personality, and even how they travel, decorate, clean and spend their leisure time. In today’s heated political climate, understanding people on the “other side” — whether that side is left or right — takes on new urgency.