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    Take these with a grain of salt but I found it was good food for thought.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...olitical-wars/

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...in-study-finds

    http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/04...res/25184.html

    According to the experts who study political leanings, liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They are different—in their personalities and even their unconscious reactions to the world around them. For example, in a study published in January, a team led by psychologist Michael Dodd and political scientist John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln found that when viewing a collage of photographs, conservatives' eyes unconsciously lingered 15 percent longer on repellent images, such as car wrecks and excrement—suggesting that conservatives are more attuned than liberals to assessing potential threats.

    Meanwhile examining the contents of 76 college students' bedrooms, as one group did in a 2008 study, revealed that conservatives possessed more cleaning and organizational items, such as ironing boards and calendars, confirmation that they are orderly and self-disciplined. Liberals owned more books and travel-related memorabilia, which conforms with previous research suggesting that they are open and novelty-seeking.
    Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger amygdala than liberals. The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is active during states of fear and anxiety. Liberals had more gray matter at least in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain that helps people cope with complexity.

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    Actually, I don't think personality is really a predetermined trait. Nature vs. nurture is one of those things everyone seems to have an opinion about, yet no one really knows for sure what the real deal is, because humans are way too complex for us to ever understand, also to what extent genetic vs. environmental factors play a role in developing our personalities. Politically, I prefer to avoid labels in real life. Personally, I don't really fit completely any category known to me. Regarding issues such as right to choose, immigration, capital punishment, law and order, social services, etc. I have my unique opinions, but they don't fully 'match' with any political party or persuasion (left or right). I guess I'm different. Also in real life, I get along with everyone though, even with folks at the two ends of the political spectrum. I respect others' views (if they are reasonable), and find no reason to convert anyone to my perspectives. I share facts, I am a fan of logic and reason, and choose not to engage in political discourse with individuals, who cannot separate their emotions from their views. You can have your own opinion, but you don't get to have your own set of 'facts'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    Actually, I don't think personality is really a predetermined trait. Nature vs. nurture is one of those things everyone seems to have an opinion about, yet no one really knows for sure what the real deal is, because humans are way too complex for us to ever understand, also to what extent genetic vs. environmental factors play a role in developing our personalities. Politically, I prefer to avoid labels in real life. Personally, I don't really fit completely any category known to me. Regarding issues such as right to choose, immigration, capital punishment, law and order, social services, etc. I have my unique opinions, but they don't fully 'match' with any political party or persuasion (left or right). I guess I'm different. Also in real life, I get along with everyone though, even with folks at the two ends of the political spectrum. I respect others' views (if they are reasonable), and find no reason to convert anyone to my perspectives. I share facts, I am a fan of logic and reason, and choose not to engage in political discourse with individuals, who cannot separate their emotions from their views. You can have your own opinion, but you don't get to have your own set of 'facts'.
    I'm shocked! You wrote something of substance and intelligence rather than acting like a foolish troll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Hand View Post
    I'm shocked! You wrote something of substance and intelligence rather than acting like a foolish troll!
    Says a troll?

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