Stop what you’re doing, examine the shape above, and tell us: is it a circle?
Your answer will most likely fall into one of two camps:
(1) “Yeahhh… close enough.”
(2) “Ah, no way. Look at those edges.”
For the purposes of this exercise there’s no wrong or right answer. However, according to psychology expert Dr Ben Ambridge your response does reveal something quite specific about your personality — and that’s your political ideology.
In a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Dr Ambridge showed participants a range of slightly altered shapes. It was straightforward exercise, but the responses appeared to reflect the subjects’ “differences in sensitivity to deviance.”
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