October 2008 Poll - Discussion
The Jungian Types & Political Orientations
The chart below shows the average (mean) scores for each of the 8 Jungian types on each of the five scores of political orientations. The Jungian groupings indicate a dominant function type within a particular attitude (e.g., Si indicates dominant Introverted Sensing). The formation of this grouping takes into consideration three of the MBTI® preferences. For example, the Si Jungian Type includes the ISTJs and the ISFJs.
In general, the effect of the 8 Jungian types was significant for all of the political orientation measures, although the effect seems strongest for the self-perception measures. The primary differences for each dependent variable seem to be:
Almost all of the types, on average, reported a more liberal orientation on all five of the measures of liberal-conservative political orientations.
On average, all types reported a more "moderate" orientation in terms of liberal-conservative economic self-perceptions. Self-perceptions and attitudes related to social issues are more liberal across the types.
|Note: Higher scores indicate more Conservative responses. Scores above 5.0 indicate Conservative orientations and scores below 5.0 indicate Liberal orientations. Results for the analysis can be found here (ANOVA) and here (Kruskal_Wallis). (Note: Higher scores in the ANOVA printout indicate more Conservative responses, except for the Liberal-Conservative Attitudes-Economic where higher scores indicate more Liberal responses.)|
Summary of Significance Tests: Jungian Types
|Liberal-Consevative Measures||F-Test||Kruskal_Wallis Test|
|Self: General||p = .000*||p = .000|
|Self: Social||p = .000*||p = .000|
|Self: Economic||p = .003||p = .004|
|Attitudes: Social||p = .026||p = .034|
|Attitudes: Economic||p = .031||p = .025|
|*Test assumptions not met|