# Thread: The Fairness Heuristics Test

1. ## The Fairness Heuristics Test

Interesting test I stumbled upon....

http://helloquizzy.okcupid.com/tests...euristics-test

The underlying premise is that there are essentially ten simple and efficient rules by which we each gauge fairness. By themselves, each and every one of these rules would typically sound reasonable and appropriate. In other words, each of the ten fairness rules would seem more or less fair to most people. Taken together, however, the rules often conflict, and this is where "more or less" comes into play. For, while we might all agree that the rules are all fair, we each favor some rules as being more fair than others. According to the hypothesis underlying this test, these fairness biases are the root of political differences.

The term fairness heuristics thus refers both to the postulated ten simple rules of fairness, and to the process we each use to determine which rules are more salient in making moral, and hence political, decisions.

Here's my result from the test:

Order / Insurance

You scored 30% growing, 70% insuring, and 47% reducing![30]

Piaget believed that errors are far more interesting and instructive than correct answers. This model is a work in progress; please help improve it by providing feedback!
Fair is distributing things equally and based on need, but also taking into consideration equality of opportunity, responsibility, and power.
You perhaps have something in common with the 10% of the U.S. population (10% of voters) whom the Pew Center identifies as Disadvantaged Democrats: pro-welfare, disenchanted with government, and anti-business.
You might prefer politically correct speech, identify as a feminist, and/or support government action or policies to enforce equality.
You would probably agree with the statement that "The World Makes People". In other words, that people's circumstances are often beyond their own control.
An empathic society, where citizens are cared for, respected, and care for others, where obedience is earned through love and respect, and government both communicates why decisions are made, and listens to citizens' questions and ideas--what George Lakoff calls the "Nurturant Parent" model of government--might appeal to you.
You might favor voluntary associations, where the good of the group comes first, and worry that we are ignoring risks that could have catastrophic consequences if we don't act to prevent them, and that you are isolated in a world of arbitrary constraints.
You might be suspicious of untested technology, believing that nature is both fragile and somewhat random.
You might fall in the South-Westerly direction on Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, although you might also identify as a Cultural Creative. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, you'd probably fall in the Left-wing (Liberal) quadrant.
If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd might accuse you of not understanding how things work. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of not caring about people.

I'd say that's pretty true of me and my politcal views.

2. That was an interesting test. Thanks for sharing!

Free / Balance
You scored 60% growing, 40% insuring, and 55% reducing!

Fair is equality of power, responsibility, and opportunity, while also balancing equality of distribution and needs, on the one hand, and rules, rights, hard work, keeping agreements, and leadership, on the other.

You might or might not identify as a libertarian.

You probably believe that sometimes people's circumstances are within their own control, and sometimes not.

A society where citizens are self-disciplined, self-reliant, and balance their own needs and the creation of community, might appeal to you.

You might be resigned to an unconstrained society, with initiative in the marketplace, and both worry that there is little you can do to control your situation and worry about economic and foreign threats, while also being concerned that we are ignoring risks that we should be working to prevent, and that social changes may disrupt society.

You might feel there is little we can or should do to effect the environment, believing that nature is both resilient and random, tolerant yet fragile.

You might fall in the center of Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, and may also identify as a Cultural Creative. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, you'd probably fall in the Centrist diamond.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd probably accuse you of being soft or naive. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of being close-minded.

3. These questions were so vague, and the answer choices so limited, that I had trouble even attempting to answer them.

4. Liberty / Growth
You scored 100% growing, 0% insuring, and 82% reducing!

Piaget believed that errors are far more interesting and instructive than correct answers. This model is a work in progress; please help improve it by providing feedback!

Fair is equality of power, responsibility, and opportunity, while also following the rules, getting what you work for, what you agree to, and what you have a right to, and recognizing ability.

You perhaps have something in common with the 9% of the U.S. population (10% of voters) whom the Pew Center identifies as Enterprisers: pro-business and socially conservative. (NOT socially conservative in the slightest)

You probably identify as a free-market libertarian, favoring economic freedom, but comfortable with regulation of personal activities. NOT comfortable with any regulation on personal activities unless it is harmful to another.

You would probably agree with the statement that "People Make the World". In other words, that people's circumstances are usually within their control. In the US, yes.

A society where citizens are self-disciplined, self-reliant, and government doesn't meddle--probably appeals to you.
Yes.

You might favor trial-and-error in an unconstrained society, a marketplace of initiative, and worry about foreign and economic threats.You might believe that the environment will fix itself, believing that nature is resilient and generous. Hah, rarely believe things fix themselves.

You might fall in the Southerly direction on Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, favoring economic growth, globalization, and big business. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, you probably fall in the Libertarian quadrant.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd probably accuse you of not caring about people. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of not understanding how things work.

5. Your result for The Fairness Heuristics Test ...

Liberty / Balance

You scored 50% growing, 50% insuring, and 78% reducing!

Piaget believed that errors are far more interesting and instructive than correct answers. This model is a work in progress; please help improve it by providing feedback!

Fair is equality of power, responsibility, and opportunity.

You probably identify as libertarian, if not objectivist or anarchist.

You probably believe that sometimes people's circumstances are within their own control, and sometimes not.

A society where citizens are self-disciplined, self-reliant, and balance their own needs and the creation of community, probably appeals to you.

You might be resigned to an unconstrained society, with initiative in the marketplace, and worry both about economic and foreign threats and that there is little you can do to control your situation.

You might feel there is little we can or should do to effect the environment, believing that nature is both resilient and random.

You might fall in the Southernly direction on Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, favoring economic growth and globalization. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, you'd probably fall in the Libertarian quadrant.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd probably accuse you of being not caring about people. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of being naive.

My response is "objectivist? WTF"

Order / Insurance

You scored 30% growing, 70% insuring, and 32% reducing!

Piaget believed that errors are far more interesting and instructive than correct answers. This model is a work in progress; please help improve it by providing feedback!

Fair is distributing things equally and based on need, but also taking into consideration equality of opportunity, responsibility, and power.

You perhaps have something in common with the 10% of the U.S. population (10% of voters) whom the Pew Center identifies as Disadvantaged Democrats: pro-welfare, disenchanted with government, and anti-business.

You might prefer politically correct speech, identify as a feminist, and/or support government action or policies to enforce equality.

You would probably agree with the statement that "The World Makes People". In other words, that people's circumstances are often beyond their own control.

An empathic society, where citizens are cared for, respected, and care for others, where obedience is earned through love and respect, and government both communicates why decisions are made, and listens to citizens' questions and ideas--what George Lakoff calls the "Nurturant Parent" model of government--might appeal to you.

You might favor voluntary associations, where the good of the group comes first, and worry that we are ignoring risks that could have catastrophic consequences if we don't act to prevent them, and that you are isolated in a world of arbitrary constraints.

You might be suspicious of untested technology, believing that nature is both fragile and somewhat random.

You might fall in the South-Westerly direction on Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, although you might also identify as a Cultural Creative. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, you'd probably fall in the Left-wing (Liberal) quadrant.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd might accuse you of not understanding how things work. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of not caring about people.

7. Your result for The Fairness Heuristics Test ...

Free / Balance

You scored 50% growing, 50% insuring, and 67% reducing!

Fair is equality of power, responsibility, and opportunity, while also balancing equality of distribution and needs, on the one hand, and rules, rights, hard work, keeping agreements, and leadership, on the other.

You might or might not identify as a libertarian.

You probably believe that sometimes people's circumstances are within their own control, and sometimes not.

A society where citizens are self-disciplined, self-reliant, and balance their own needs and the creation of community, might appeal to you.

You might be resigned to an unconstrained society, with initiative in the marketplace, and both worry that there is little you can do to control your situation and worry about economic and foreign threats, while also being concerned that we are ignoring risks that we should be working to prevent, and that social changes may disrupt society.

You might feel there is little we can or should do to effect the environment, believing that nature is both resilient and random, tolerant yet fragile.

You might fall in the center of Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, and may also identify as a Cultural Creative. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, you'd probably fall in the Centrist diamond.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd probably accuse you of being soft or naive. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of being close-minded.

You scored 50% on growing, higher than 48% of your peers.
You scored 50% on insuring, higher than 55% of your peers.
You scored 67% on reducing, higher than 83% of your peers.
You scored 50% on LR-LL, higher than 47% of your peers.

8. Originally Posted by Lark
Your result for The Fairness Heuristics Test ...

Liberty / Balance

You scored 50% growing, 50% insuring, and 78% reducing!

Piaget believed that errors are far more interesting and instructive than correct answers. This model is a work in progress; please help improve it by providing feedback!

Fair is equality of power, responsibility, and opportunity.

You probably identify as libertarian, if not objectivist or anarchist.

You probably believe that sometimes people's circumstances are within their own control, and sometimes not.

A society where citizens are self-disciplined, self-reliant, and balance their own needs and the creation of community, probably appeals to you.

You might be resigned to an unconstrained society, with initiative in the marketplace, and worry both about economic and foreign threats and that there is little you can do to control your situation.

You might feel there is little we can or should do to effect the environment, believing that nature is both resilient and random.

You might fall in the Southernly direction on Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, favoring economic growth and globalization. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, you'd probably fall in the Libertarian quadrant.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd probably accuse you of being not caring about people. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of being naive.

My response is "objectivist? WTF"
Yeah, I read through them and I think I lean more toward Free/Insurance than Order/Insurance, in all truth.

As Dala already pointed out, the forced choices are over simplified...yes, I absolutely do think need and equality come first, but I also believe in personal responsibility and room for a range of various lifestyles, opinions, and levels of achievement.

9. I have tryed but I simply dont have enough Fi for this kind of a test.
As a matter of fact I think that making political choices on believes is a complete miss in most cases.

10. Among all the possible results, I would say that this is probably the one that fits me best.

Free / Insurance
You scored 20% growing, 80% insuring, and 68% reducing!

Fair is equality of power, responsibility, and opportunity, but also taking into consideration need and equality of distribution.

You perhaps have something in common with the 9% of the U.S. population (10% of voters) whom the Pew Center identify as Disaffecteds: cynical about government, against policies that cost jobs, pro-welfare, and anti-immigration.

You might identify as a civil libertarian, favoring personal freedom, but comfortable with regulation of economic activities.

You would probably agree with the statement that "The World Makes People". In other words, that people's circumstances are often beyond their own control.

A society where citizens are responsible, self-disciplined, self-reliant, develop their own potential and live fulfilling lives, nurture others and create community without government interference--might appeal to you.

You might be resigned to riding out fate, worrying that you are isolated in a world of arbitrary constraints, and perhaps that we are ignoring risks that could have catastrophic consequences.

You might feel there is little we can do to effect the environment, believing that nature is both random and somewhat fragile.

You might fall in the South-Westerly direction on Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, although you might also identify as a Cultural Creative. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, you'd probably fall in the Left-wing (Liberal) quadrant.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they might accuse you either of not understanding how things work or of not caring about people. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of being corrupt.

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