October 2008 Poll - Discussion

Comments of the Effects of Various Type Groupings on Political Orientations

The table below summarizes the results from the analyses presented on the preceding pages.  Three summary comments seem pertinent. 

First, the results for the Attitudes (Social) measure generally do not seem to relate to type groupings as consistently as do the other political orientation measures.   The absence of significant results here may be due to the nature of the sample obtained in the poll; i.e., the reponses for the Attitudes (Social) measure were strongly liberal in terms of distribution. This skew in the responses thus may not have provided for a strong test in this case. 

Second,  the S-N and T-F preferences clearly seem to relate to political orientations in that most all of the significant differences show these preferences play a role. Moreover, the results are theoritically meaningful in that the S and T preferences are associated with less liberal political orientations whereas the N and F preferences are associated with more liberal political orientations.

Third, the subtype groupings (e.g., Mental Functions and Temperaments) appear to provide useful perspectives on the relationship between type and political orientations.  For example, the results for the temperament groupings show a consistent difference between the SJ and NF temperament groupings that are theoretically meaningful. As can be seen in the table, the responses from the SJ temperament consistently are less liberal than the responses from the NF temperament (on average). This tendency of the NFs to report more liberal political orientations also holds generally for the mental functions groupings.

 

The Effects of Various Type Groupings on Political Orientations
     
Political Orientation Scores
 
 
Self
(General)
Self
(Social)
Self
(Economic)
Attitudes (Social)
Attitudes
(Economic)
Type Groupings            
Whole
Type
  ISTJ < INFJ, INFP, & ENFP ISTJ < INFJ ISTJ < INFJ   INTJ < INFJ
Jungian
Types
  Te & Si < Fi Si < Ne, Ni, & Fi Si < Fi Si < Ni Si, Se, & Te < Fi
Temperaments   SJ & NT < NF SJ < NT < NF SJ < NT < NF SJ < NF SJ < NT < NF
Mental Functions   ST & NT < NF ST, SF, & NT < NF ST & NT < NF SF < NT & NF ST & NT < NF
SN-JP   SJ < NP SJ < NP      
TF-JP   TJ < FP & FJ TJ < FP & FJ TJ < FP & FJ

 

TJ < FP & FJ

 

TP < FJ

EI-JP            
Note: The "less than" sign ( < ) indicates "less liberal than". Thus, e.g., SJs scored significantly less liberal than NPs on the political measures Self (General) and Self (Social).
 

 

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