Authoritarianism Or Libertarianism? Personality Quiz

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Authoritarianism Or Libertarianism? Personality Quiz - Quiz

Do you follow Authoritarianism or Libertarianism? Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by the rejection of political plurality, the use of strong central power to preserve the political status quo, and reductions in the rule of law, separation of powers, and democratic voting. Libertarianism is a political philosophy and movement that upholds liberty as a core principle. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and political freedom, emphasizing free association, freedom of choice, individualism, and voluntary association. Find out in this Quiz if you follow Authoritarianism or Libertarianism.


You May Get

Authoritarianism

You tend towards authoritarianism! You believe that people's safety and wellbeing are of utmost importance, and this can best be enforced by a series of rules, laws and regulations. You tend to prefer following rules yourself, as this gives others around you a responsibility to follow them too. Authoritarians believe that those in positions of power should be there for a reason, and societal problems occur because the people in power are not ruling properly. If needed, authoritarians will take up responsibility to lead others.  The furthest end-point of Authoritarianism is Totalitarianism, where everything is strictly controlled by either a political figure or the state, and individuals are not allowed to question laws or regulations at all. Most people think this is bad. 

Libertarianism

You tend towards libertarianism! You believe that it is better for people to be free than to be controlled, and that individuals acting of their own accord is the best approach to achieve happiness for everyone. You tend to guide yourself by your own desires and moral code, rather than any rules imposed from outside sources.  Libertarians do believe that some regulations are necessary, but in those cases it should be about intention and relative morality, rather than enforcing behaviours that certain people should always follow without question. They believe that control by laws and regulations are unjust, and no ruler could ever properly govern all people fairly and equally.  The furthest end-point of libertarianism is Anarchy, which means no rulers and no laws. Whether this looks like a peaceful cooperative society or a bunch of buildings on fire depends on who you talk to.   
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It's late at night, you're stopped at a red light and you clearly see no cars anywhere near you. You're certain there are no cops or cameras nearby. Do you: 
    • A. 

      Wait. It's the law after all. 

    • B. 

      Go. Nobody's going to get hurt. 

  • 2. 
    A man steals a loaf of bread to feed his starving family. You are a witness to this act. Do you: 
    • A. 

      Let him go. He has the right to food. 

    • B. 

      Call the police or an authority. Nobody should be stealing. 

  • 3. 
    The government increases the tax on the income from your part time job. Do you: 
    • A. 

      Complain! It's my hard earned money, why are you taking it? 

    • B. 

      Pay the tax willingly - everyone gets taxed the same amount, and the money goes to pay for public services. 

  • 4. 
    You don't have any kids, but the government wants you to pay a portion of your income to fund a new school. Do you: 
    • A. 

      Pay willingly - if people in society are better off, then that is its own reward. 

    • B. 

      Refuse to pay - you're not getting any benefit from this. 

  • 5. 
    A kid who is new to your school breaks a rule without realising it. Should they be punished? 
    • A. 

      No, there was no way for them to know it was against the rules. At worst, give them a warning.

    • B. 

      Yes - if you broke that rule you would get the same punishment, so why should they be treated differently? 

  • 6. 
    You really want to watch the latest TV show from America, but there are no services in Australia which offer it. Is it okay to illegally download it? 
    • A. 

      No, it's still stealing, you'll wait for the DVD release. 

    • B. 

      Yes, it's impossible to pay for it even if you wanted to. 

  • 7. 
    You're playing an online video game and someone else is cheating to get an unfair advantage. Do you: 
    • A. 

      Start cheating as well. This is the only way to level the playing field. 

    • B. 

      Report them to the mods. Maybe you could get them banned! 

  • 8. 
    You're with some cousins and family friends, and all of them are casually saying f***. Do you: 
    • A. 

      Say f*** as well, it's not like you're offending anybody. 

    • B. 

      Don't swear - you're a role model, swearing is bad. 

  • 9. 
    What do you think is worse for society? 
    • A. 

      People choosing to break the law. They ruin society for everyone. 

    • B. 

      Laws which are unfair and punish people needlessly. Detentions and punishments only encourage people to do the wrong thing more. 

  • 10. 
    What country has better governing body?
    • A. 

      UAE

    • B. 

      USA

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