People with lower emotional intelligence are more likely to hold right-wing views, study finds — PsyPost

Calico Jack points to research on emotional intelligence and political orientation.

The Psy of Life

Political scientists have studied conservatives and liberals searching for what makes them different. They’ve come up with a lot of stuff. This is another in a long laundry list of consistent traits that cluster for each approach to life, liberty, and the right to racist, misogynistic, single-party, pseudo-democratic minority rule. They seem to include everything from embracing or rejecting change to how round you see a circle as. The topic even fits into the discussion of the Big Five Personality traits and the latest entry in that series, Signs of the Times: Snooping the Yard Displays of Trumpsters.

The observation that left-wing and right-wing adherents tend to differ on so many psychological characteristics is amazing

Alain Van Hiel

This article reviews the findings of a study that investigated the emotional abilities of people on the political continuum. They were interested…

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