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    Default what is the psychology of conservatives and liberals?

    is Empathy the deciding factor between the 2? I wonder what would be considered the average for empathy within and between both parties.

    I noticed liberals tend to emphasis values, like protecting people and things like reciprocity.
    conservatives not so much or to the extent of liberals.
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    It's not that one emphasizes values less than the other, its that they tend to emphasize different values.

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    I don't think it has anything to do with empathy. In general, judging types are usually conservative and perceiving types are usually liberal. To say that liberals are more empathetic than conservatives would mean that perceiving types are more empathetic than judging types, and I really doubt that's the case. One is not more empathetic than the other. There's no difference between the two parties in terms of empathy, they simply differ in the way they apply it. E.g. Liberals emphasize values and reform, while conservatives emphasize lower taxes. Both are trying to improve conditions for people, they just go about it in different ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevlisZero View Post
    I don't think it has anything to do with empathy. In general, judging types are usually conservative and perceiving types are usually liberal. To say that liberals are more empathetic than conservatives would mean that perceiving types are more empathetic than judging types, and I really doubt that's the case. One is not more empathetic than the other. There's no difference between the two parties in terms of empathy, they simply differ in the way they apply it. E.g. Liberals emphasize values and reform, while conservatives emphasize lower taxes. Both are trying to improve conditions for people, they just go about it in different ways.
    i don't think that's true, i think nfp's would lean most liberal and stj's the most conservative but there are a lot of exceptions and i've known lots of liberal p's and conservative j's.

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    Liberals are pussies who can't get it into their heads when and where to draw the line. Conservatives are douchebags bound by idiotic outdated standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevlisZero View Post
    I don't think it has anything to do with empathy. In general, judging types are usually conservative and perceiving types are usually liberal. To say that liberals are more empathetic than conservatives would mean that perceiving types are more empathetic than judging types, and I really doubt that's the case. One is not more empathetic than the other. There's no difference between the two parties in terms of empathy, they simply differ in the way they apply it. E.g. Liberals emphasize values and reform, while conservatives emphasize lower taxes. Both are trying to improve conditions for people, they just go about it in different ways.

    I think there are special cases when lowering taxes is more of a must then a humanitarian effort. its hard seeing your point

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakimadude View Post
    I think there are special cases when lowering taxes is more of a must then a humanitarian effort. its hard seeing your point
    Yeah, you've got a point there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Within View Post
    Liberals are pussies who can't get it into their heads when and where to draw the line. Conservatives are douchebags bound by idiotic outdated standards.
    short, sweet and to the point. this is why I love INTJs
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    yes but no real response the the question I asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevlisZero View Post
    E.g. Liberals emphasize values and reform, while conservatives emphasize lower taxes. Both are trying to improve conditions for people, they just go about it in different ways.
    No. Conservatives aren't just about lowering taxes, but that's not the point I'm trying to make. Conservatives care more about maintaining the established institutions and societal roles and emphasize hierarchy. A good deal of them are obsessed with tradition, keeping traditional values (they are often rigid Christians who take the Bible more literally), and like the idea of people being more suitable than others to make decisions. I'd say it's an SJ thing.

    Liberals, on the other hand, are more about making sure everyone has equal rights, people aren't unfairly mistreated, giving people more rights, and are more focused on making sure no one is dominating the social sphere (although supposed liberal politicians are hypocritical of this). They value individual rights, equality, open-mindedness (at least a true liberal, anyway), and individuality. I'd say it's an Fi or Ne (or a combination of the two) thing.

    EDIT: Whoops, I noticed a mistake I made. I said liberals are more about making sure "...people are unfairly mistreated". I meant to say that they are more about making sure people AREN'T unfairly mistreated. Sorry about that. It's correct now.
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