It's more than just being liberal or conservative.
For years I've described my political leanings as "pretty liberal".
And, while that's true, it's not really descriptive, which can be complicated when I'm discussing politics with someone who knows to identify themselves as say, a Progressive with Libertarian Capitalist leanings.
Suffice to say such conversations can make a girl feel like a drunk monkey at a fancy dinner party for brain surgeons.
That's why I am so obsessed with this little ol' online quiz.
Normally I ignore internet quizzes unless they are things like "Find out if Tom Hardy will perform oral sex on you by just answering three questions".
But this one is the exception to my general internet quiz rule just because it's so helpful and so totally dead on.
Just answer ranking how strongly you agree or disagree with a series of statements and at the end, you may find out that you are a Left Libertarian like me!
When it comes to listing what I believe politically, it can be hard for me not to just start off muttering and then start quoting lyrics from The Greatest Love Of All hoping no one wises up.
But when I finished taking this quiz, I read how it described my beliefs and all I could do is nod along:
"You're on the left and libertarian spectrum of the political compass! You question authority and are deeply distrustful of hierarchy. You believe strongly in personal liberty and individual freedoms. You firmly believe in a self-governed and non-hierarchical society with maximum individual freedoms for all. You support women's rights, gay rights, and liberal attitudes on sex. You, however, favor collectively owned property and an economy that guarantees equality and opportunity. You believe in strong communities and favor a cooperative economy over dog eat dog capitalism. You're a lefty, but you hate big government just as much as the next libertarian! What do you think? Do you agree?"
But, as they say on Reading Rainbow:
Check out this quiz and see how close they get to nailing what YOU believe!
I know, I know, it's impossible for a quiz on your computer to sum up who you are and everything you think and feel, but you gotta admit, this one comes PRETTY damn close.
Play me out, Whitney!